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Spirit-truths Come by His Revelation
This morning I am thinking about some of the things that the Holy Spirit has taught me, that are not recorded in the Bible.
Spirit-Truths that can only come by His Revelation.
A few minutes ago I picked up a book republished in 1961, by an author who wrote these same Spirit-Truths more than a hundred years ago.
As I read them, I stood amazed at how a straight line of Revealed Truth could be drawn throughout all time, in those same Revelations shared with those who knew God in days gone by, and those who know Him today!
The Holy Spirit is so Faithful and unchanging! We miss nothing if we allow Him to lead, and willingly follow where He leads!
Hunger After Intimacy With God!
Unless a man hungers after intimacy with God, He is likely to never find it.
Friends our desire to grow deeper with God, to hear His Voice and to be clearly led by His Spirit, need to become more than a desire.
We need to pursue a deeper walk with God. Make time to be with the LORD, more than making time for our own leisure and entertainment.
Spiritual growth demands discipline, just as anything else we hope to prosper. We have to apply ourselves and seek God with all of our hearts.
In the process He will reveal Himself to us.
At the end, we will walk in an effortless Union with Him, having being brought (transformed) into the place of coming into harmony with His Spirit and Life inside of us.
Seeking God From the Outside in?
Most people, I have found, are seeking God from the outside in, while He works from the inside out!
You cannot attempt to build a relationship with Him, unless you enter into the realm where He works and lives. You need to become spiritual if you are going to walk in the Spirit.
Living a natural life surrounded by a natural world that you are a part of, and hoping to pick up your Bible for a few minutes, and pray for a few more, is never going to cut it
. You need to be divorced from the world if you are going to be married with Christ and share intimacy with Him!
It’s not what you do in your life. It’s a complete change of life!
Our Light and Darkness
“I believe that never before in the history of time, has there been a time where Light and darkness was so clearly seen played off against another.
We live in the ideal time of recognizing, without a shadow of a doubt, those who are living in the Spirit, controlled by Him, and who walk in the Light of His Countenance in an uncompromised way. Who, as a result, are becoming purer, and burn brighter with His Light every day.
And at the same time, seeing those swallowed up by the spirit of religion, becoming more compromised, living ‘looser’ than ever before, and becoming ‘darker’ by the day!”
What if Jesus Was Around Today?
If Jesus was around today, He would have been in deep trouble all over again.
So would Paul and the early disciples. Not with the world, but with Christianity!
They would have been “crucified” for daring to add anything more to what had already been revealed by God in days gone by, and for turning the religious beliefs and traditions of men upside down, by mirroring the Light of Revelation from the Throne!
You know that’s what got Jesus crucified in the first place, and had Paul on the run also – God revealed Himself through them in new Revelation and expressions of His Being
The religious institutions and religious minds of the day could not handle it! Nor will they today!
~ 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.