The ministry of Jesus –
“Behold, I will send my messenger, and he shall prepare the way before me: and the Lord, whom ye seek, shall suddenly come to his temple, even the messenger of the covenant, whom ye delight in: behold, he shall come, saith the Lord of hosts.
But who may abide the day of his coming? and who shall stand when he appeareth? for he is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer unto the Lord an offering in righteousness.
Then shall the offering of Judah and Jerusalem be pleasant unto the Lord, as in the days of old, and as in former years,” Malachi 3:1-4.
Our ministry is a purging ministry. A purifying ministry. A ministry for true seekers of God and of His Presence. A ministry for the twelve and the hundred and twenty and the three thousand.
It is the ministry of Jesus. The ministry for those who seek to worship in Spirit and in Truth. A ministry for the individual.
For those who are prepared to give all in order to gain all.
For those discontented to live in a veiled fellowship and a veiled relationship with God, but who long to walk and to live beyond the limits of the flesh and the natural world, who desire to climb up higher into the fullness of the Glory that Christ has paid for and afforded for them to know, and wherein they will come to know their Father!
It is a ministry that challenges to change. That purges, prunes and that wields God’s Sword of the Spirit.
- If you don’t want to change.
- If you don’t want to be challenged to change.
- If you don’t want to be washed and purged.
- If you are not hungry for more.
- If you are content with who you are and how you are.
- If you aren’t thirsty to the point of being willing to give all of yourself to be nourished from the Hand of God Himself.
Then this ministry is not for you!
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What God can do in you, will determine what He will do through you.
No man’s ministry supersedes His relationship with God.
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FAITH never works against God’s will – Faith works in God’s will.
Before you believe, you need to know that what you believe for is God’s will. In fact, true faith is never self-motivated, but Spirit inspired.
We believe because we have heard His voice or seen His will in the unseen reality of the Spirit and therefore we believe for what is unseen to become a living reality in the seen world that surrounds us.
Faith is always a RESPONSE to God’s will declared within our hearts and made alive by His Spirit within us.
FAITH is a reaction upon the impulses of the Holy 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.