5 Words in 1
What is “Big”?
So many times I have heard people say to me – “You know what God has called you for is big – really ‘big’! The Lord showed me this.”
When I hear this, I just look at them and smile, realising that they do not understand that they are already a part of the “big” thing God has called me to.
That it’s not coming, but that it’s already present.
You see when I hear someone say this and look into their eyes to see the sparkle of excitement, I realize that what they do not realize is that God measures His “big” by depth (Spiritual “weightiness”), while man measures his “big” by volume (visual perception of size).
Spiritually discerning people see and seek depth, never volume! They leave the size issue to God’s intended and predestined will.
I mean, the biggest building Paul left us as a memento was a 4’x 5′ prison cell.
But boy, was his ministry “big”!
Why the Bible Will Always Outweigh Human Reason & Opinion
Why the bible with all its instructions and warnings will always outweigh human reason and opinion…
This is the beauty about the Bible; it is a spiritual book, written by a timeless Author. It surpasses all time and lives into eternity, from where it originates and where it’s Author lives.
The Bible and its principles are timeless. They outweigh our world and outlive our human times.
We may come up with a million different reasons why we believe that we are justified in our actions and innocent in our decisions, and yet at the end, we will be proven wrong in a million ways also, if our actions and decisions are not aligned with God’s eternal will and with His Word.
I Am to Procreate
I am to procreate after myself. If I do not deposit myself and all that God deposits in me, into others, I leave no offspring and die fatherless.
God has called us to raise “sons”, not for the sake of our convenience, or for the sake of bragging rights – but for the sake of destiny!
“Imitate me (Follow and pattern yourself after me) and that which you have learned (by observation and in living example) from me, as I imitate and follow Christ (Live the Living Revelation of Christ and His Spirit-Life unveiled in me),” Paul, (1 Corinthians 11:1).
Following Biblical Patterns –
Raising Champions for the Kingdom!
I am not motivated to have a congregation of “believers”.
I am motivated to have a congregation of leaders, teachers, evangelists, prophets, pastors, apostles (sent one’s on special assignments of the Holy Spirit), pray-ers, and Spirit-filled, Spirit-gifted men and women – who are Spirit led – and used by God to affect cities and nations.
This is the kind of people and congregations we are building across South Africa by the grace of God – from the North to the South!
True disciples who will follow Him all the way, and at any cost. A living church where every member is groomed to give Life to the church.
1, 12, 120 – It makes no difference – Through such as these who have been called and Spirit-equipped, God “will turn the world upside down”!
Thank You for standing in Your Church Lord! – Living stones, living temples built by the hand of the LORD.
God’s Kingdom Is in Secret
God’s Kingdom is in secret. It is hidden in Revelation as a Secret Place, except to those to whom He will’s to reveal it.
“All things have been entrusted and delivered to Me by My Father; and no one fully knows and accurately understands the Son except the Father, and no one fully knows and accurately understands the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son deliberately wills to make Him known,” Matthew 11:27.
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven is in South Africa. He has been serving the Lord in ministry since 1991 and has hosted numerous apostolic revival meetings in South Africa and in South America. He also currently pioneers a organic church planting movement across South Africa. For more information about him and his ministry visit Fellowship of Believers or Revival.