3 Words in 1
Your Will Be Done!
““No, Lord!” Peter answered…” Acts 10:14.
How many times do you agree with “Not my will, but yours be done….” — and even sincerely mean it from the heart?
How many times is it in fact really practiced in your life?
What if your personal beliefs regarding Christianity and the things you were taught and have come to hold dear to your heart were suddenly challenged by God as being incorrect?
Will it still be: “Your will be done”?
In the same, way we may name a great many different things and scenarios to which this same principle applies.
At the end, our greatest prize and our greatest price is to let go of everything we know and understand, so that god may take a hold of us, leading us along the true paths of his will and his ways, yet to be discovered.
The only gates to knowing him for who he truly is, are the ones we have set up in front of our own lives – the gates of religion and the traditions of men.
Please do not connect this to food.
It is far more significant and has a spiritual application and lesson that has little to do with what we may or may not eat.
It has everything to do with the fact that God is God and that what He decides to do can never be controlled by anything He may or may not have said in the past.
We cannot live by religion (serving Him by following anything else, except His present Presence and presently revealed will.
We live by the Spirit and in the Spirit and always answer YES and amen as the Spirit leads us to go!).
True relationship with God is Spirit-led.
The Natural Man
“Those who are spiritual can evaluate all things, but they themselves cannot be evaluated by others,” 1 Corinthians 2:15.
The natural man will always judge the Spiritual man by their natural standards of what is right or wrong and on a fleshly plane, and they may even be accurate in doing so.
Here is the thing though. The Spiritual man can no longer be judged on a natural plane!
He is to be evaluated on a Spiritual plane by those who themselves walk in the Spirit, and who will no doubt be found faultless as a result.
Those in the Spirit possess the Power (insight of the Spirit) to accurately measure the life and standard of those who live by the Spirit.
Their Character Failed Them
Most who fail in ministry, fail not because their ministry fails — they fail because their character fails them.
The development of one’s character is the hardest and most challenging of all things to make room for, because it happens behind the mountain.
Because it is not glamorous or glorious, many choose to give the least time to the most important part of themselves to be developed.
Yet without a strongly developed character, failure, in time, is sure and eminent no matter how “Powerful” your ministry may be.
~ 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