God’s “Right-Hand Man!”
The Evil of Our Present Time
God’s right-hand man was never a prince, chauffeured around in a limousine, to be waited on hand and foot!
God’s right-hand man was a jailbird – known in prison, as much as they were known in hell. They were popular in prison cells, not adored on stages. They were hungry and suffered persecution, not pimped out and paraded!
They didn’t wear Armani, or drive a Ferrari. They wore “Inmate 256” and when free, traveled across land and sea by any means possible.
They weren’t rich, so they didn’t fit in with the rich. It was the poor who “gladly received” them. It was that crowd who were as poor as they were, those considered “stupid and foolish, uneducated paupers who were already doomed!”
They were the disciples of Jeremiah. the prison bird. John the madman, who called himself a prophet. Paul the apostle of sacrifice and suffering, who gave himself as a drink offering, so others could drink from his cup and be saved.
Among thousands of others through generations past, who’s names are only known to God, who all followed CHRIST and walked in His footsteps, not counting their lives as being of value, or importance or worthy to be protected.
Who did not want to save (cherish and love themselves as something precious to themselves – idolizing themselves) but who sacrificed their lives for the sake of others!
Who’s names are recorded among the faithful as being counted among those “whom the world was not worthy of.”
When I see the playboys parading themselves on stages and platforms today to appease the people and at their cheers and loud applause…..
When I see them flaunting their high status and wealth in expensive suits, security guards and the most expensive cars…..
When I hear them preaching money and prosperity and show off their ‘miracles’…..
When I see their attitude and arrogance on the stage, playing to the prideful position of being “powerful,” all I see is hell playing it’s finest performance to an eager audience. All I see is men filled with pride. Not with Christ!
Arrogant! Show off’s! Entitled! Believing themselves to be “something while they are not” and drawing thousands of others in believing in them also!
I see proud men, attempting to handle the precious Holy Spirit and His Holy Anointing as Balthazar attempted to handle the Holy instruments from God’s sanctuary, trying to take hold of it for their own unholy wine to be poured into it them, from their own unholy gods, at their own unholy party.
But I see them missing it all the time! I see them taking hold of other powers and strange gods, performing strange things in their midst.
I also see the writing on the wall!
I see the true prophets of God arising. Meek. Humble. Bearing no weapons. Walking in the Power of Peace to subdue the work and workers and to trample the power of Satan under their feet. To bruise the serpent’s head once more, as the Son of Peace bruised him before.
I see a new generation of God’s Anointed being risen in His Presence. Men of peace, but men of Great Power.
Their voice will be silent in the streets, but their presence will be felt and known! They shall not cry aloud in the streets, but will walk them as Christ walked them, in a demonstration of His Power and they will unclothe every devil and devilish work and deliver many from the oppression of darkness.
I see Light rising and darkness being expelled from the land! The LORD is rising before His army! Great is His army going forth in His Power!
“The LORD utters his voice before His army, for His camp is exceedingly great; He Who executes His word is powerful. For the day of the LORD is great and very awesome; who can endure it?” Joel 2:11.
The beginning of the last hour of the last day and the beginning of the end of Joel 2:28.
~ 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 www.29Vision.co.za or Revival.