I have been watching the radar over the past few weeks and there is a definitive and intense onslaught on the lives of people who are following The LORD in an un-compromised way.
This onslaught is not a mere attack – it is going for the destruction of the hearts of men of God and it is launched through every opportunity made possible.
It aims to discourage and to break those who are following the lord and who are positioned in service of his spirit by severe injury and hurt if they were to remain faithful, but also offers the window of opportunity to save them from their present circumstances if they would be willing to compromise.
I have noted this in several things the holy spirit has pointed out and I am sure that there are many who are in the midst of this onslaught right now – you are being tested and proven – here is what The LORD has told me in relation to this during the past few days from a variety of sources …
“As a pioneer, you cannot do the Will of God without challenging the way things have always been and causing catalytic changes in the Body of Christ.
This will inevitably cause many to stumble, scoff, criticize and falsely accuse you.
There is a demonic strategy set up against every pioneer in their generation that is not only aimed at destroying them, but also scattering the followers.
If Satan’s attack is successful, everyone involved will come out of the battle hurt and wounded.
Remember, Satan uses people to attack, criticize and question pioneers so that those who are getting set free, refreshed and empowered by their life and ministry will become confused, disoriented and stop listening altogether to the emerging pioneers.
Pioneers, you cannot allow yourself to become so easily manipulated by people’s criticisms and attacks.
Do not try to maintain peace in your heart and life based on whether people accept or reject you.”
From my own personal experiences, most of the time, God will not deliver you from your accusers, but rather He will actually save you by killing the part of you that is vulnerable to the devil by using the accusations themselves.
~ 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.sonsofsovereignty.com or Revival.