What is the first thing that comes to mind when you think of God in His being?
It should be! That is the first thing that is declared before Him in heaven — Holy! Holy! Holy!
Then why is it, that many times it is the last thing we place in our order of worship and life?
If heaven’s priority is His Holiness — why do we not emphasise His Holiness, before we place any emphasis on His Grace, Mercy and His Love?
The direct fruit of our salvation, if it is at all authentic, is that we inherit His nature — holy, holy, holy! — given to us in love and received by His Grace (unmerited favor, not by anything we have done in deserving it, or being worthy of it).
The first thing God will seek to find in you and me, as the fruit of the gift of making us partakers of His divine nature, will be His Holiness!
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Why is revival born in prayer, burdened within the heart of a man?
Prayer is the agent wherewith God purges the soul.
The praying man is a man who has gained focus of God and lost consciousness of the world. He is washed and bathed in Glory to become an open window in whom and through whom Heaven can be seen, in increasing measures of Glory.
Those who hear Him, will see Christ — gazing upon His Righteousness, His Grace, Mercy, His Love, Holiness, Forgiveness, Sovereignty and His severity!
The prayer of a righteous man ushers the Presence of Christ in, as nothing else can.
(Of course “man” here indicates God’s creation as being “mankind” — both male and female!)
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven has been in service of the Lord since 1991 and has hosted numerous mass revival meetings in South Africa and abroad and is a published author. He is the visionary of Fellowship of the Believers, host to “Eagle Food” Apostolic & Prophetic Seminars, and currently pioneers “Deeper Life” Revival School International, from South Africa where he resides. For more info visit www.revival.co.za