“I can feel what you are saying, in me – it’s not about even understanding it – I can feel the reality of what you are saying inside of me.”
Recently I had the privilege to minister to a 56 year old man. He had been in churches all his life, was baptized and charismatic.
Yet he was desperately empty and in need for God. He had a dark cloud of depression hanging over him and was contemplating suicide.
He felt that his life was a failure and on top of all of this, he had to undergo a serious operation to remove a growth on his prostate.
We began talking, and as the Holy Spirit began revealing the difference between true worship and merely being religiously converted, to him, his eyes began welling up with tears.
He said, “I feel what you are saying, inside of me”. It was clear that the Holy Spirit was bringing Living Revelation alive in him and that the Words spoken were being made Alive in experience in him.
He soaked up the experience and experienced what it truly meant to come to KNOW the LORD, as we held hands and talked to Jesus while tears rolled down his cheeks.
The wonderful Presence and Anointing (manifested and expressed intoxicating Power of God in Revelation of Himself) remained heavy and tangible as we continued our conversation.
We spoke for four hours in total and ordered several coffees in between. After about two and a half hours he told me, “You know God has been so good to me, normally I would have been up and down to the men’s room, but He has allowed me to sit through this entire session without any disruption.”
What he did not realize at the time, is that as he opened up his heart to receive the Word of God and yielded to God to take full authority over his life, God had healed his body instantly.
He left and almost a week later I received a message from him, telling me that his prostate was still functioning perfectly since that day we met and spoke.
How wonderful, true and beautiful the real and authentic revelation of the living Father and His Spirit in us is, when we come to truly know him in his reality for ourselves!
It takes no more than our willingness to allow God to have His perfect will in our lives and to accept His Authority, yielding our lives in submission to Him, for Him to come and accomplish His perfect will in us body, soul and spirit!
~ 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.