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When His Power Becomes the Bedrock of Your Strength
Success is never final, before it has been tested by the Anvil of Onslaugts and the Hammer of Resistance.
There comes a time where you have been tested and tried, when it felt you were sinking, but you kept on swimming, when the currents seemed too strong and would pull you under, but when you kept pushing forward, when the night was dark and it seemed that you walked all by yourself, and kept walking — there comes a time when every storm the enemy threw at you was conquered — where you become unafraid of the darkness that surrounded you, and at the rumbling which used to stir up your heart…
A time when you become the Light that drives the evil forces away, and where you become the storm that they flee from!
Authority comes with time, and times of having conquered bears, lions and giants, and in having overcome, you have discovered the Power of He Who holds your life in the palm of His hands.
It is when His assurance has been moulded into your life, when you have been through the hammer of the tests of time and of adversaries trying to knock you down, that you rise to a place of Authority, where you are no longer moved, but where His Power in you moves everything around you, and re-moves everything that would rise against you!
“Fear not and do not be dismayed …” Isaiah 41:10.
Don’t Judge the Mistakes of My Past!
Don’t judge the mistakes of my past, and don’t criticize the failures of my youth — It’s because of them that I am where I am today!
It is by them that repentance came, and through repentance that character was moulded, it is by them that I learned to overcome evil, and to celebrate good.
It was the hard things that became the foundation of the flowery perfumed garden that my life has become today!
Never underestimate your failures or mistakes, they can be powerful tools in the hands of a Merciful God, a Wise Father and Powerful Skilled Creator — to make you, form you and mould you, into His purpose and for His Glory!
It’s not how crooked the branches of the fig tree had grown, through facing everything that life had thrown at it — it is how heavy it is hanging with fruit — that is what Jesus inspects!
He does not look for, or count up your wrongs, He seeks the fruit that comes as a result of your repentance!
He does not to inspect how crooked, or how straight your branches may be, but whether there is any glory in them for Him to find, because of the great things that He has accomplished in you!
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound …
His Visions for Us
A VISION : Something that exists in the realm of the Spirit that is already complete in the reality of what it is — although having not been established in the natural at present — yet being in the process of coming to being.
What makes a Vision exciting is the fact that it already exists in the Spirit ! It is as real as it’s Maker!
Visions are God’s way of communicating what He has already established in Heaven as His will and what He has already authorised to become a living reality on the earth.
He communicates them to us so that we may follow His plan and purpose, at His direction, in seeing them being brought to pass.
Always remember that whatever you see in Vision is resolute (affirmed and established) in Heaven.
It’s because it’s real that you see it!
Ministry is Not “In What You Do”
Ministry is the integrity of being the very expression of the Father and His heart as He communicates Himself through a vessel by His Spirit.
Whether it be done so in Words given living utterance in the moment of it being released by His Spirit, through the mouth of His vessel, or whether it be in works performed through the body of His servant that is yielded to be fully possessed by His Spirit.
Ministry is more about character than about anything that will ever be performed through us.
The performance has nothing to do with the authentic servant of the Lord. It has everything to do with God being at work!
The credibility, and availability, and formed ability, to allow God to perform His will through His servant without anything added and without any hindrance, has everything to do with the part we play in being true authentic servants of our LORD and of His Throne!
~ 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!
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