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"Receiving His Spirit Without Measure"

By Michael Van Vlymen



I get very excited when I look around the Body of Christ today and see so many people hungry for God. Now, more than ever, I am seeing people passionately learning how to hear God's voice more clearly, and see what the Father is doing.


"Then Jesus answered and said to them, 'Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.'" (John 5:19 NKJV)


The Glory of the Lord Rising


As dark as the world is getting around us (and it is getting darker), the remnant is showing forth the glory of God, by God's grace. They are growing in the knowledge of Him and the light which (or Whom) they carry. That glory is spoken of in the book of Isaiah. 


"For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you." (Isaiah 60:2 NKJV)


As Believers, we are acutely aware that the glory of the Lord which we carry is powerful to change the world, the nation and the people around us. I, as well as many others, have been seeking the Lord to reveal that which will cause us to walk in a greater glory than we have now. We have to have a demonstration of God's power to accompany the preaching of the Gospel. So I asked the Lord, "What is the answer?”


"And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power..." (1 Corinthians 2:4 NKJV)


Walking in God's Power, Presence and Love


Recently, I had a very vivid dream where the Lord revealed the key to walking in God's power, presence and love. In the dream, I had taken my vehicle to the repair shop for some much needed repairs. I asked the mechanic what the problem was and if he could indeed fix it. He said, "Yes. I can fix it, but it's going to be very expensive." He continued, "Your vehicle needs to be flushed out and new oil poured in. You need eight barrels of fifty-five gallons each.”


I told him to do it. Before I could even process what was going on, huge hoses were attached to my vehicle, pouring in fresh oil. I woke up immediately knowing what the Lord was saying to me.


The thing we need more than anything is the Holy Spirit. It is His indwelling presence that causes us to walk in the power of God so that we might fulfill our calling.


The Lord also told me that the eight barrels represent a new beginning – a new anointing, if you will, that will exceed anything we have ever experienced before. The fifty-five gallons per barrel represent God's grace multiplied to accomplish these things in our lives. We must depend upon Him.


"For He whom God has sent utters the words of God, for He gives the Spirit without measure." (John 3:34 ESV)


The Spirit Without Measure


We are not talking about a mere oil change here. Five quarts (still a number of grace) is not going to do it. We need the Spirit without measure. In my dream, the mechanic mentioned one other thing... he said it would be expensive. I have learned what this means over the years, and I believe you have too.


This means we must be sold out to God; He must be our all in all. We have to choose to place everything on the altar. Literally, everything in our lives must come under the Lordship of the Lord Jesus Christ if we are to carry that kind of oil.


Ask for it, believe for it and look for it with a passionate expectation!


The prophecy of Joel 2 is coming to pass before our very eyes. It's time!





By Michael Van Vlymen
River of Blessings International Ministries
Email: info@riverofblessingsinternationalministries.org
Website: www.riverofblessingsinternationalministries.org


Michael Van Vlymen is an author and speaker who teaches about the supernatural things of God. It's Michael's passion to share that everyone can learn to see in the spirit realm and walk in the supernatural. Michael travels the world sharing and teaching the revelation God has given him and equipping Believers to fulfill their destiny in Christ. Michael is the author of several books including "How to See in the Spirit" a best-seller on the subject of spiritual sight.


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Albany, OR 97321
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Phone 1-541-926-3250


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08.09 | 23:52

Thank you for this! You might enjoy my take on the whole 'Christmas' story, not born on Dec 25th etc,

17.03 | 00:11

Praise God! He is so good to all of us!

16.03 | 15:20

I needed to hear this today. Its been sooo very difficult for a long time honestly asked God if I was the toxic one and just didn't realize it so I could repent

11.01 | 20:32

this is so beautiful and such a testimony to the Lord's healing power and sanctification through our suffering. Much of my walk with Christ is similar to yours.

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