Prayer can be a religious act where we ‘pray’ without ever truly having loving intimate moments with Him in His presence.
True prayer is fellowship with the father. It a time where our union with him is expressed in the experience of wonderful times of ecstasy, fulfillment and joy, being wrapped up in the holy spirit!
It is our loving natural conversations with him as we pass through each day, sometimes being more aware of him than anything else in this world that surrounds us.
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May I say to you that religion (the act of worshiping God that is inspired by self and not led of the spirit — (visiting a church service, doing bible studies, ‘Praying’, following teachings of various preachers …Etc)) holds no answers.
Many are frustrated in their current circumstances — yet continue to seek the answers from a source that is dead without God and his influence!
So long as you willingly remain a prisoner to religion and live within its stronghold, you will be frustrated and bound — ever seeking answers from God without finding the breakthrough you desire.
Always learning, yet never coming to the experience of knowing the truth that has the power to set you free!
Religion has a lot to say about God — but knows little of him.
It presents magnificently sounding teachings of men that bear no fruit from God. It interprets God — it does not present Him!
The way out of the cauldron of confusion is to lift your eyes and to look up!
That is where you will find God!
Whether in your room or under a tree!
He is not the prisoner of the system that is keeping most bound — He lives unrestrained and He manifests himself to whomsoever He wants, wheresoever He wants and whenever He wants.
Note: Most who are in ministry will not tell you this, because most are afraid that you may actually come to discover who he really is for yourself and end up leaving…
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Truth will only influence you to the measure that you want it to.
Truth will only reveal itself in those wise enough to become fools in their own understanding in order to receive his wisdom from above.
God never quibbles with the stubborn.
He does however walk with the meek.
~ 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