4 Words in 1
Read and Tremble!
May these Words cause you to tremble with Holy Awe!
Revival is the ministry wherein God honors us to become the vessels through whom He may express Himself in the living person of His being.
Experiencing true and authentic revival is being present where God Himself comes to walk in the midst of His People.
It is being the invited guest and the receptor of His very own touch and life flooding your being and leaving you filled with His Holy Spirit and the presence of His Person.
For too long, revival has been imagined to be the pony shows that it has been made out to be.
For too long, it has been considered to be what is no more than an avenue for the church’s entertainment.
For too long it has been confused for the cheap delusional spiritual “Parties” and “Fests” that has been called “Revivals”.
An authentic revival ushers in the Holy Awe that God in His Person is present – although the signs, wonders and extraordinary working of the Holy Spirit is clearly evident – so also are people evidently burning with holy fire, forever being formed and transformed by his spirit-life!
Holiness: Experience Then Teach!
Holiness can never be successfully preached before it is not personally experienced!
How is holiness experienced?
How does it become as real part of our lives?
How do we know we have Holiness?
We know, because Holiness is Alive and Living within us! It is more than a declaration or just “knowing” it to be so, it is experiencing the Life of God being Alive in us.
It is walking in the Living experience of His Fire burning within, His Spirit Living within, guiding us, directing us, purging us, filling us, as we walk with Him throughout each day.
Holiness is the Holy Spirit within – Alive, actively working and our communion with Him.
Is that possibly why there is such a fear of holiness and as a result, such a lack of the preaching thereof in our day and time?
Is it because we not longer experience His Life within us, nor His burning Fire?
Is it because we are no longer led, but are ‘doing life our own way’?
Is it because we no longer experience Him and no longer hear His voice, that we simply believe (without the actual real experience) that we hear from Him, without truly hearing His Voice burning within?
Is that why sin is given licence and celebrated under the banner of “grace that covers” and “love that does not count wrong”?
Is that why our conscience has become so dull and seared that we have become unafraid of God’s judgement and find ourselves living void of the fear (reverence and submission) of the LORD?
Is it perhaps the absence of Holy living (consecrated Love-Union with Christ) that has led us to a religious catastrophe where we are void of His Life, and His Love (burning as a consuming Fire in our souls), and simply have become spiritual characters in the religious alphabet that spell and identify us as “Christians” – empty cathedrals that has a form of being God’s habitation, but carry no Presence of His Reality?
Is THAT why we do not live, believe in, and preach HOLINESS?
Still Being Formed by God?
God forms you in the hard places – while you still have plans and solutions, while you are still laughing – you are incomplete in your process!
It’s when you arrive at the place of brokenness that brings you to a joyful surrender in your circumstances, when the winds of change are eminent!
It is when pain dies, and the hurt fades into a willing smile of contentment, because of the flesh making space for God’s process, that you begin the journey to new beginnings!
Many want to qualify without having taken any exams – but it is in the school of the spirit where we are qualified through our circumstances we face and that are allowed to form and to handcraft us, where we find promotion.
God is waiting for you to break, before he will give you the breakthrough into your new season –
This is a word for some, not for all – you will feel the word vibrating in your spirit and reviving your inner-being with life – if it’s yours…….
“Prepare …For your morning is breaking!”
“Weeping may endure for the night – but – joy comes in the morning!” Psalm 126.
Watch That Tongue!
Never say – “Thus Saith the LORD,” only because it sounds good!
A Prophecy is hardly ever for “everyone”, or for “each one”.
When the Holy Spirit speaks, He either speaks directly to a person, or when He speaks to a multitude.
He does so, as He did through Jesus – He speaks to those “who have ears to hear” (who are in right-standing with God with hearts that are yielded and ready to receive His Word).
“It is given unto you to know the secrets of the Kingdom, but to them it has not been given,” says Jesus.
~ 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 www.29Vision.co.za or Revival.