"...there is more to the Christian life..."
God’s reviving presence is still the answer! This is true for the longing heart—the heart that knows there is more to the Christian life than what it is presently experiencing. This is also true for the longing church—the church that knows that without the manifest presence of God there is no way to have Acts level impact.
Revival has been my passion and focus in study and preaching for the last 25 years. The bottom line is experiencing Jesus! This new blog approach will focus on experiencing Jesus both personally and corporately. I believe in order to really live, you must access and experience the very life of Jesus Christ.
The articles will address the Spirit-filled Life (experiencing Jesus personally), revival and awakening (experiencing Jesus corporately), the Holy Spirit (the agent who manifests the life of Jesus), and faith (the access to the life of Jesus). In addition I may occasionally address related matters such as hindrances to revival. This will demand openness and honesty about common hindering ideas prevalent among God’s people. Also, I will highlight relevant resources.
To begin with I will post at least one article per week as well host a weekly Q&A column. Then we will add video posts. We plan to eventually post an entire video series on the major revivals of church history. Also, I will be incorporating guest articles from those with a specific niche of understanding.
The blog venue will facilitate:
- Communication where communication is presently taking place—on the internet
- Opportunities for interaction—questions, comments and discussion
- An archive of revival articles—revival truth and accounts past and present
Are you sensing there is more to the Christian life than what you are presently experiencing?
John Van Gelderen
About This Blog
Hello, I’m John Van Gelderen. I am an evangelist and the president of Revival Focus Ministries, an organization for the cause of revival in hearts, homes, churches, and beyond, and for evangelizing. This blog is focused on experiencing Jesus. I believe in order to really live, you must access and experience the very life of Jesus Christ.
I look forward to being a part of this.
Thanks, Bro. John, for taking this time to invest in our lives through challenge and encouragement. May the Lord bless you.
Thanks, Bro. Jeff! Trusting the Lord to use the blog.
Blessings on you for this new faith journey! Thanks for all your help in our own revival journey! What a joy it has been!
Thanks, Bro. Tom! You’ve been a great help to me also.
John I love every thing you do. From your books to preaching. I look forward to your new endeavour. May the Lord bless you greatly.
Thanks and glad the Spirit is using truth to speak to your heart.
I am looking forward to all the help I can get to battle the last remaining unconquered enemy of my soul – my flesh
Amen! We will be addressing this kind of thing, Brian.
I am looking forward to this!
I am thoroughly looking forward to this. I pray the Lord uses it to reach many with this most liberating message!!
Thanks John, may the Lord bring this about!
Yes, its time for Christians to get serious about this matter that gets to the very heart of actually experiencing the Victory that Christ wants to be and can be by faith in our daily lives. Yes, Paul had it right when he said “when Christ who is our life shall appear”. Thank you Bro. Van Gelderen for a much needed blog. I look forward to each weeks addition.
Spot on! Thanks for the encouragement Bro. Pergl!
Thank you for a much needed blog for those seeking to experience Life as it is in Christ