So many seek “signs, wonders and miracles” and chase after those through whom they are performed.
So many are infatuated with the Supernatural working of God’s Power.
May I tell you, as someone who has seen it and experienced it over and over and over during the past 29 years, that there is nothing more satisfying that coming to know The LORD in the realm of His reality.
If you are going to chase something that will leave you truly filled with Christ, chase Him and chase a deep relationship in coming to know Him in a real Revelation of His Person.
At the end it will be all that you will carry with you when you depart from this earth ascending to the beckoning shores of eternity to stand before His Throne.
Everything else will not be what you have done for Him, but what He was able to accomplish; firstly in you, and then also through you.
Many, many, years ago The LORD revealed Himself to me in a very unique way that left my life and my ministry forever changed.
He introduced Himself to me in the realness of His Own Person. It was a true Book of Acts experience.
I knew I had come to know Him in Person and that changed absolutely everything in my life.
This experience was unexpected and it was not initiated by anything I had done. I never even dreamed that I would ever be so Blessed to come to know Him in such a way.
As a result of this encounter with God that became my daily reality in knowing Him, I was privileged to see Him work in the most unusual ways and many, many, lives were forever changed.
Many miracles, creative miracles, and many healing miracles followed. On two occasions I saw people revived back to life who should not have been with us anymore. One of them was my own wife.
Throughout the years many others were also set free from demonic oppression and possession. During the past 29 years the number of these events must have run into the thousands. I do not know, I never kept count.
Here is the reason why I am telling you all of the above —
If there is anything that I can choose to introduce you to regarding God, be it the God of miracles, the God Who heals, the God Who delivers, the God Who provides etc.
I would choose to introduce you to THE PERSON OF GOD and hope for you to come to know Him and fall in love with Him beyond all else and beyond any of His attributes!
There is nothing sweeter than to walk with Jesus. Nothing more satisfying in this life than knowing Him intimately and walking down life’s road together with Him.
There is nothing more that will ever deeply and utterly satisfy your soul, and that will surpass all the miracles, all the signs and all the wonders of His Power you may ever come to see or encounter.
As I write this, an image comes to my mind of a new born pup, laying on his back, who is so fully satisfied with suckling on his mother that his eyes are tightly shut, his tummy being so full that it is swollen round, with little drops of milk tinkling down the side of his mouth.
That is the kind of satisfaction I am attempting to communicate to you, a total satisfaction that can only be known in experience and can never truly be communicated with words — a Peace that goes beyond all understanding.
That, I believe, is the greatest miracle anyone could ever come to know or experience, and I believe that you will hear the same from other men and women of God who have come to a place where they have experienced Him in a similarly great way — after all had been said and done, after all that has been seen and encountered, I believe they will bear the same testimony, telling you that there is nothing sweeter than Jesus and knowing Him in the unique realm of His reality being made real in you and to you.
~ 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