As I was meditating this morning the Lord brought this scripture to my attention.

John 10:17-18 NKJV

17 “Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.

18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father.”

Sometimes we get to a place where we are tired of giving constantly of ourselves to others and also in the ministry and even towards loved ones that do not return the favour…. Sometimes we come to a place where just for once in a while we want to be on the receiving end of those whom you serve and love unconditionally.

I came to realise that when we start to think in this way it is the flesh that wants and desire its own gratification and recognition.  This is where the Me, Myself and I starts to manifest.

The problem when we allow this to fester in our hearts, it brings about feelings of resentment and anger towards those that you are serving in this manner.

Jesus clearly instructs us to take up our cross daily if we want to be followers of Him.

This unselfish and sacrificial life is a choice.  Each and every one of us as believers needs to make this constant choice to lay down our lives in the same manner as what Jesus did.

I can be honest in telling you that it is not so easy and it does not come naturally to us as human beings as our default setting calls for the satisfaction of the My, Myself and I.

Jesus also said that as the Father has sent Him, He is sending us.  If you truly desire to be an accurate representation of Christ in the earth we have to have the ability to lay down our lives as Jesus did.

May the Lord grant us the grace to live our lives daily in this manner and in all circumstances be accurate representative no matter what the cost might be to our flesh.

Great grace to you all.


Eph 4:1-3 NKJV

(1)  I, therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you to walk worthy of the calling with which you were called,

(2)  with all lowliness and gentleness, with longsuffering, bearing with one another in love,

(3)  endeavoring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

There is a undeniable need today for Christians to recover their sense of their high calling which graced our forefathers and filled them with courage, nobility and enduring commitment to Christ, as well as to one another. Something beyond ordinary religious duty and mere emotional loyalties must lift our thoughts and labours to match those of our predecessors.

Certainly, however, we must realize that it is the Lord’s intention that we excel in faith, hope and love. Think of it as an ongoing journey of advanced excellence.

Our success in this regard will be the validation of our faith, and a fitting tribute to the faithfulness of those who have gone before us. They laid their lives down to bring the Gospel thus far; we, for our part, must now lay our lives down and carry it further!

Advanced excellence is inherent within the call of God upon our lives. The path of the righteous is like the light of day, shining brighter and brighter unto the perfect day

Pro 4:18 NKJV

But the path of the just is like the shining sun, That shines ever brighter unto the perfect day.

It gets brighter and better with each passing moment. It becomes more dynamic with each successive generation.

The first miracle performed by Jesus was at a wedding in Cana of Galilee. It was there that He turned the water into wine, and the host at the wedding exclaimed, “You have saved the best for now!”(John 2:10). Surely, this pattern will hold true as well for the Church in these last days. The Lord will save the best for last. Just as the prophet Haggai wrote, “and the glory of the latter house shall be greater than that of the former.” (Hag 2:9) – so it shall be.

The churches finest hour is upon us! We are the chosen generation. We must not look to the former days of glory with vain imaginations of how wonderful it would’ve been for us to have been there. Nor can we look only to the future and console ourselves with how blissful it is going to be once Jesus returns.

Today is the day of Salvation. We must answer the call of the Lord for our time. We must walk worthy of the call in this our day. We must sense the moment that God has provided, and seize the momentum of God’s Spirit in bringing forth His purposes in this generation.

There may indeed be those to whom we will faithfully pass the torch in the days to come, and through whom even greater glory may abound to Christ our King. But we must first run our race so that we might have a torch to pass. We must take our place in the succession of the Faithful and do our part to keep the Faith in this our time.


Launch of ‘Audio Rhema’ Mobile Application

Dear All

All my audio teachings are being currently uploaded to AUDIO RHEMA, a site dedicated to promoting audio sermons of Christian speakers.

The wonderful benefit of this is that you can listen to a sermon on ANY MOBILE PHONE online, and/or download it, store it and listen to it later offline.

Four Major Benefits of Audio Rhema are:

1. Get instant access to my messages as well as that of other Christian sermons and messages, both old and new; easily explore, follow and store your favourites.
2. You can have a library where you can easily store and access all your downloaded content, including sermons, audio Bibles and speakers you follow, in a well-organised library.
3. You can listen to messages off-line. Download now and enjoy as many sermons and audio Bibles as you want offline, anywhere on-the-go, right from the app.
4. Never miss an update of new messages posted. Get notifications for new publications, new speakers, featured audio/video sermons and from speakers you follow.

To follow me, simply follow these steps:
1. Go to
2. Download the app (the app is downloadable on APPLE and ANDROID devices); You can also download the app from the APP store or Google Play.
3. Search for ‘Herman Bouwer’ and ‘follow’ me. OR Here is a link :

I am currently in the process of uploading all the messages since 2008 and hope to have this completed by the end of 2018. You now have the ability to access all the messages and teaching from this platform.

You will be notified whenever a new sermon is uploaded.

May I also encourage you to share the Audio Rhema platform with your friends and family.

Grace to you.


Household of Grace Meetings – Pretoria

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This service is open to any believer who wishes to grow and become more mature in their walk with God. This is an open household meeting and teachings are Word based.

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