7 Words in 1
Be very careful to have God as your source.
People land in deep trouble, when money becomes their god.
Jesus to His followers in Laodicea:
“For you say, I am rich, I have prospered, and I need nothing, not realizing that you are wretched, pitiable, poor, blind, and naked. I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see. Those whom I love, I reprove and discipline, so be zealous and repent.”
Paul’s warning to Timothy:
“For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows. But thou, O man of God, flee these things; and follow after righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, meekness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, where unto thou art also called, and hast professed a good profession before many witnesses.”
There is nothing earthly that can “Pay” for a corrupted soul!
Keep yourself from those things which are designed to destroy the fabric of god’s good work in you.
It Has Been Built Into You!
Only God truly knows the full potential that He has designed in the spirit of the inner-man of every created soul.
When I look at those who have discovered themselves in the authenticity of their spirit-man — their true self — and see them giving expression to the true life-frequency of their design, I realise what a loss it is to Heaven when we as created spiritual beings fail to find God’s true purpose for our lives and fail to express them.
You are spirit-being. Created to release something so supernatural about God, that has been built into you.
Do you know what it is?
Will you find out?
Will you live to release what Heaven has deposited in you?
Or will you pass along this life, without ever truly being that unique “sound” that you were created to release in the earth.
Millions die without Christ, and as a result, die with the potential of God buried in a human skin.
If you are born of the Spirit, allow The Holy Spirit to both draw you in, and draw out from you, what He has invested in you and created you to become in expression in your life and your world that surrounds you every day.
In short — you are special — find your “Special-ness” and allow God to give expression of himself through you in his most special way!
The True Reason…. Why…
If it is Not You!
Father, if it is not You, it’s useless!
If it’s not You giving Divine expression — it is to no avail.
If it’s not Your Spirit working by Your Power, it’s no more than a disturbing noise in the atmosphere of the Spirit.
A mere irritation. A promise not delivered. A sermon offering no substance, no possibility and no nourishment.
If it’s not Your Anointing, I want no part in it!
Lead us into the Truth. Make us authentic in who we are and in what you have called us to do and burn up everything else in us that is no more than chaff to the Wind.
Yesterday I shared some precious time with my brothers in Christ, we ended day in the city at a coffeehouse in Centurion.
The owner of the business came over and struck up a conversation, steering the conversation into a spiritual one. It took only a few minutes before she told us that she was married to her wife, who was also her business partner.
After speaking to her for a while, it surfaced that she had grown up in a home where her grandfather and father had been in ministry and that she had been deeply hurt and disappointed in her experience with religion.
She was busy living in response to her hurt, having become rebellious in her heart and was now living in spite of the church, her parents and their beliefs and the experience she had suffered as a child.
She had opened her heart to a spirit of rebellion that had invited his friends to now come to occupy and give expressing to what she harboured in her heart.
After our conversation, wherein each of us had shared with her what we believed the Holy Spirit wants to communicate to her — I felt the Holy Spirit challenging me, as much as He was challenging her!
He said that many of those, like this woman, who are broken and hurt by the experience of religious church and it’s condemnation, would be drawn into our ministry in this season.
They would come to “test the waters”, to dip their toes in and no more, wanting to see what they will come to experience.
To find out if they will once again experience the hurt, rejection, condemnation and harsh judgement which caused them to become rebellious in their own hearts in the first place, or whether they will find a place where people express Christ, rather than a place enforcing the rules of Christianity.
He said, “When I draw these in, remember that you cannot ‘preach them right’, you have to love them whole.”
There is something more powerful than preaching with words.
There is the realm where we become the Truth in the expression of the Holy Spirit, where we no longer carry the message of Love, but become the living expression of God’s Love, as we yield to The Holy Spirit to produce Himself through us, as our nature, character, behaviour, words and personality becomes flooded with His Glory.
When this happens we become the Truth in expression, instead of speaking about what is true. We become the living Word in expression, rather than speaking Scripture.
We become that living part of God upon the earth that becomes real, tangible and life transforming in the influence being produced through us by the Holy Spirit.
I believe that it is this kind of “preaching” which the Holy Spirit wants to emphasise, the kind where we allow Him to become the preacher, loving sinners whole, revealing Himself in tangible Glory through us to them.
90% or even 100% of what is taught by The Holy Spirit cannot be taught by words.
It is only to be received as Revelation by Impartation.
You hear and see, feel and experience — from Spirit to Spirit.
~ Johann van der Hoven
Johann van der Hoven has been in service of The LORD since 1991 and has hosted numerous mass revival meetings. The Holy Spirit is announcing a NEW SOUND from Heaven beginning in 2020 — The Sound of His Glory being poured out!