The Dangers of Our Times –
God’s Hidden Enemies Within!
“Any preacher who brings money into the equation before praying for “miracles” to manifest, or for the needs of the people who have come for prayer to be ministered to, is not operating in the Power of the Holy Spirit, but subjecting those who come to the powers of Mammon, the supernatural powers of the spirit of Mammon to perform in the lives of those who honour him — even if done so “in the Name of Jesus,” (Read Matthew 7:22, Matthew 24:24).
“Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’” Matthew 7:22
“For false christs and false prophets will rise and show great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect,” Matthew 24:24.
Jesus never demanded for money to be offered before ministering to those in need.
Neither did He command for anyone to do so. The apostles of Jesus Christ did not ask, beg or demand for money to play any part before or after ministering to people who came to seek for a miracle.
Peter did not have baskets put at the beginning of each side of the street where people had to “sow for a miracle” before he would pass them by on the street for God’s Power to overshadow them…..
So where do these demonic practices come come from in our time? (and demonic in nature they are, make no mistake).
Where do preachers gain the authority from, to ask people to flood the “altars” with their money in order to secure a “blessing”?
They have found their way into today’s so called “churches” through educated and “ordained” men and women selling themselves as experts in expounding the “gospel”, as so called “anointed ones”, carrying lofty titles to weigh in and to impress — who’s own hearts have been subjected to the spirit of Mammon and who live filled with the greed for fame and fortune, abusing and manipulating the pure Gospel of Jesus Christ as a means to secure personal gain.
Of such Paul writes in His day saying:
“For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light. It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness. Their end will be what their actions deserve.”
The only only occasion where money was involved when it came to tapping into the supernatural was when Simon the sorcerer sought to acquire the Power of God’s Spirit by means of paying Peter — we all know the outcome of what happened next and how it ended in him bringing a condemning curse upon himself in doing so! (Acts 8:9-24)
God and Mammon can never be worshipped in the same arena, neither does the Living God require Mammon in order to freely Love and meet the needs of His children! He does so because He loves us — not because we sacrifice or “pay” for Him to do so!”
An extract from the coming book: “So You ‘wanna-be’ an Apostle?” — Available soon!
~ 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