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Health is so important, especially if you lost it. We all need our continual health or our Healing at some point in our lives.

I have seen so many Christians suffer from sickness and disease, I have seen so many die believing for healing. I myself, have lost my twin babies at five months while I was believing God for a miracle.

So we started searching for the truth about healing and we believe we found it.

On this page I will list everything we have written or found about healing. If you are struggling to get your health back I am encouraging you to put the time and effort into reading and listening to all the things I am listing below. This will not only encourage and strengthen you but it will renew your mind to the point where your health will spring forth speedily! (Isa 58:8)

It is God’s will for you to be healed and live in divine health!

Ron’s Letters on Healing:

This is a list of the monthly letters Ron van Zyl has written over the last year about the subject of healing. You can subscribe to our letters and receive them in your inbox or you can click on the ‘Monthly letters’ to read all of them.

15 Secrets to Divine Healing – July 2020

Ancestral Curses -October 2020

The Knowledge of Christ – September 2020

Righteous Conscience – August 2020

The Story of the House – Healing – November 2020 (New!)

PDF Downloads:

I have compiled a list of healing scriptures for you. Click here to download it: Health.pdf

Here is Kenneth Copeland’s List of 101 Healing scriptures. I have copied it from their website.  I encourage you to also visit his website and get all the free resources they have available. 

Curry Blake:

John G Lake Ministries is now led by Curry Blake. Curry has his own testimonies of losing a Child and then raising a second one from the dead. He is now the general overseer of John G Lake Ministries. John G Lake is now long dead but he was one of the most successful healing ministers of his time. He performed Millions of healings and even trained others to do it also. John G Lake knew the secrets to divine healing and Curry Blake is now training others to become healing ministers. Curry has a success rate of 98% and he has built a network of people around the world. He calls his network Life Teams. You can become a part of his network by visiting their website. They also have many resources available there.

His Website is https://www.jglm.org

We have done the training by Curry and it has helped us tremendously. The following link below will take you to a training seminar called the DHT. In the last session, Curry lets the people who were at the training pray for the sick people. He teaches you practically how to pray for the sick and also takes the time to get rid of the wrong concepts we have about healing.

His Divine healing technician training can be found here.

This PDF is the training manual for the Divine Healing Technician training. It contains important scripture references used during the training I listed above. 

Click here to download: Divine_healing training manual

After getting all the Holy Cows out of the way you might need to understand how to fight the enemy and what your role in the Kingdom of God is.

Here is the SWAT training done by Curry Blake.

SWAT Lesson 1, SWAT Lesson 2, SWAT Lesson 3, SWAT Lesson 4, SWAT Lesson 5, SWAT Lesson 6, SWAT Lesson 7, SWAT Lesson 8, SWAT Lesson 9, SWAT Lesson 10, SWAT Lesson 11, SWAT Lesson 12, SWAT Lesson 13, SWAT Lesson 14, SWAT Lesson 15, SWAT Lesson 16, SWAT Lesson 17, SWAT Lesson 18, SWAT Lesson 19, SWAT Lesson 20.

Personally, after I did the Divine healing technician training the New Man Training has meant the most to me. The New Man training gives you insight into who you are in Christ and helps you with the renewing of your Mind. At the end of the day God already knows who you are, it is our minds that need to be renewed.

Here is the New Man Training by Curry Blake.

If you need prayer for healing you can ask for prayer here.

Andrew Wommack

Andrew Wommack has the Charis Bible school and he too teaches on Healing and helps us to eliminate those Holy Cows that are hindering our healing. Andrew has seen his son and his Wife raised from the dead and has been ministering healing to people for 30 years.

His Website contains a big list of free audio sets and you can find many of his books in our stores here in South Africa. He also has an office here in our county and a Bible school.

He has a training set called A BETTER WAY TO PRAY which has helped me a lot. This will assist in renewing your mind and also an Audio set on GOD WANTS YOU WELL.

You can go directly to his website here. www.awmi.net

Here you can download Andrew Wommack’s free PDF book called ‘God Wants You Well’.   Andrew Wommack – God Wants you well

This is a two-page PDF on a quick summary of healing by Andrew Wommack. Click  here to download Andrew Wommack healing PDF

I will continually expand this list of important knowledge on how to be healed.

Be sure to check back here or sign up to be alerted when this page gets updated.

If any of the links on this page does not work please send me a comment below and I will be sure to fix it. But any other comments are welcome too!

Beloved I wish that you prosper and be in health even as your soul prospers! 1 John 1:3

Faith is the substance of things hoped for.

1 Corinthians 2:2:  “For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and him Crucified.”

Paul teaches the cross and that He no longer lives but that Christ lives in him. In the book of Galatians, we are taught that the flesh is the enemy, and as we die to the flesh and sinful nature, we live in Christ bringing forth the fruit of the Spirit. All of this is so that we can have a clear conscience and confidence to stand before God to get our prayers answered and live a blessed life in Christ.

This is a short enough message, so easy that even children can understand it to live the blessed life in Christ.

God’s grace is a constant, all of it is always at our disposal. All we have to do is to partake using our faith. We all have the portion of faith, we all have the same faith, but this is where most of us miss it. We believe for things and then we don’t have the discipline to live in the hope that it is mine! Paul starts the faith chapter of Hebrews this way. “Faith is the substance of things hoped for.”

Our hope is in the imagination and thoughts of the heart which must be continually filled with what we hope for. We cannot say that we are believing, and then start talking about the problem with other people. Your hope must be so complete that you see only the answer to the problem. Many storms will arise while you are looking at what you hope! The problem will get worse. This is proof that heaven has started working on the problem.

Jesus told us to take up our cross and lay down our life. (Luke 9:23) Our life is the problem we need to get sorted. Now the cross was a violent affair. Jesus was mutilated, tortured, and executed most horrifically. He took all of the flesh or any problem that could result from fleshly or carnal behavior upon himself. In the garden of Gethsemane, his sweat became blood as he overcame fear. The blood sealed him from his carnal nature, in the same way, he was sealed at birth in the blood of his mother’s torn virgin blood. He rose from that garden and faced the world to challenge it to do its worst. And they did!  He faced all of the worst that the Romans and Priests could do to Him. He never said a word against them and was led like a lamb to the slaughter. The only sinless man who ever lived on the earth took all of the jealousy of the priests upon himself. All of the wickedness of the Romans was poured out on him and he gave his back to be beaten and flayed with a led-tipped whip.  He took all sickness that would ever be onto himself. The Bible says that he did not look like a man anymore. But that is what He wanted, He wanted all of the sinful nature of man and then He crucified it. When all the terrible things had been done to him, He prayed for them.

This is the Jesus whom I serve, and I follow Him daily, to lay down my life. No matter how big my problems are, I crucify them as Jesus was crucified, and then I leave the problem there! This is how Jesus saves us, the problem is no longer yours. When you start talking to people about your problems you are taking the problem down again. Once we crucify it, we leave the problem on the cross, the problem should be crucified violently. Now leave it there! Now give God thanks and praise Him because God is going to work all things out. He will fix the problem in a way that we could never have dreamt. But remember God can only work if your hope remains perfect.

Look at the things you hope for and never stop giving thanks. In this way, believe God, believe His Word, and know He loves you. You know it is impossible to please God without faith. We must have trials in our lives so we can have testimonies. The Bible teaches that nothing will be impossible for you.  Believe God, God is a good God and He wants you to have a great life full of victories and testimonies.

How to make your enemies the footstool of Jesus

The Lord told us that he uses physical things to explain the spiritual. We live in the earth with physical bodies but our minds should be heavenly. God’s will must be done in earth as it is done in heaven.  When we have the Christ-mind, we have a heavenly mind. To be saved into Christ is to be hidden in Christ. As Paul says in Galatians 2:20: It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. (Gal 2:20) The things of this world can’t touch us if we remain in Christ.

Before Jesus was crucified he was called Jesus of Nazareth. After the cross,He became Jesus Christ. He is the Christ! He now has a Spiritual body and sits on the right hand of God waiting for His enemies to become His footstool. Note, that he will not make the enemy his footstool, we are the ones who should do it. We do this by following Jesus daily and laying down our lives.  We have given our lives to Christ and His Spirit lives in us, however, we live in a physical body and the FLESH lusts after the things of the Flesh.

Gal 5:17: “For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.” 

In Galatians 19 Paul lists the fruits of the Flesh.  I am saying that the flesh is the enemy that must become the footstool of Christ.

The enemy is my sinful nature that must be dealt with daily, at the cross. Worry is fearfulness and it is the enemy. So is pride, anger, gossip, judgment greed—the list goes on and on.  All people have this inherent problem called ‘The Flesh’. The problem is not demons that float around in the air and jump into me at will. There is no point in blaming the Devil when we step over the line. We are the ones who must guard our hearts against sin. We do this by doing introspection daily and dealing with sin at the cross while using communion. 

Jesus said we should pick up our cross and follow him. We follow Jesus and deal with the flesh in the same way he did. He crucified the flesh. This is why we eat the flesh of Christ. Remember how offended the disciples were when he said they must eat His flesh? This is because they did not understand what the flesh was, and most people I meet have the same problem.

The life we live in Christ is the life of dying to the flesh. As we allow the Holy Spirit to show us which sins we must die too, our minds slowly begin to transform, as we become a living sacrifice. (Rom 12:1-2) Use your imagination and see what you look like when you are angry, then take it to Jesus at the cross and he will crucify it in the same way he was crucified. In this way we become a new creation, no longer living after the flesh we will begin to live in the Spirit.

Gal 5:22-26:  “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.  If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”

This is the way the enemy becomes the footstool of Christ.

We rule with Christ when we rule over the enemy of our own lower self.  

Eph 2:5-6:  “Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;)  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus.”

When we use the cross to die to the sinful nature we follow Jesus into his death and also into his resurrection, to live and rule in the Spirit with Him!

Over what do we rule in Christ? We rule over the flesh! Now Romans 14:11 says:  For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.   

Now your flesh becomes the footstool of Christ!

How to get the River of the Spirit flowing

In the Old Testament God spoke through his prophets about this day that the Spirit of God would live inside his people. This Spirit is the power of life, it is life. Jesus could do no miracles until the Spirit of the Lord came upon Him. Once the Spirit came upon Him, he became like Isaiah prophesied; The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, he has anointed me to preach good tidings, bind up the brokenhearted, and set the captives free. (Luke 4:18 and Isa 61:1) Once the Spirit came upon Him, he could heal the sick and do great miracles to show the will of God on the earth. God’s will is that all be healed and be provided for. God wants us to enjoy our lives and the wonders of nature. We are compared to nature and we are supposed to become like it.

With the Spirit of God in us, we would become like watered gardens, like wells of living water. I believe that many believers have been given the Spirit the same way Jesus received it, but are not walking in the power of the Spirit. The Word of God was written by the Spirit, by the hands of people who made themselves available to the Spirit. The prophets saw this generation and described us as a chosen generation of kings, priests, and prophets. That the Holy Spirit would guide us continually and satisfy our souls in drought, make strong our bones and we would be like watered gardens like fountains of water and wells of living water.

We have fountains that run with a pump in our gardens. This fountain of waters that is life and life abundantly is forever flowing and is the life of God that heals and provides all we need. No one knows how it works. He who meditates the Word of God, day and night, is like a tree planted by the streams of water (Ps 1). To get my river to flow I start early in the morning with Psalm 103 and see where my healing comes from. If you meditate on the Word of God it is as if new understanding comes from just thinking what each word means.

 Ps 103:1: “Bess the Lord all my soul and all that is within me.” 

It sounds a lot like the First Commandment. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and everything in you.

Then he names the benefits of doing this –

Ps 103:3: “He forgives my sins AND HEALS ME!”

Remember these words were written by the Holy Spirit. The way to get healed and be provided for is by having a clear conscience.

Ps 103:4: “…He crowns me with loving kindness and tender mercies.”

We are filled with the understanding that God loves us dearly. We are crowned with the knowledge that we are sons and daughters of God to rule over our bodies and thoughts with the Word of God.

Ps 103:5:  “He fills my mouth with good things…”

If we speak the Word and meditate on it continually we become like the fountain of gardens of living water. Finally, he says that he “Restores our youth like the eagles”.

Pro 4:10:  “Hear, O my son, and receive my sayings; and the years of thy life shall be many.”

Pro 4:22:  “Keep my words, For they are life unto those that find them, and health unto all their flesh.”

Pro 4:23:  “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” 

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God and now lives inside us to guide us continually and satisfy our souls in drought. He makes strong my bones and He makes me like a watered garden like a spring of living water. (Isa 58:11) The physical Tabernacle is where the presence of God was with the people in the wilderness. Today we are the tabernacle of God. In the morning we go to the outer court and have our sins dealt with at the cross where we use Communion.

After this, we go to the Holy place to honor the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit looks like Jesus and is the Spirit of Christ. He waits for us in our favorite garden and teaches us all things. He is the one who inspires us and guides us if we will only give Him time. Read Paul’s prayer in Eph 1;17: That we should have the Spirit of wisdom and revelation of the power that we possess in Christ. We have an unction from God to know all things. It is important to honor the Holy Spirit and live in his peace. After this, we go to the Holy of Holies to walk in the courts of God, bathe in the great fountain of life, and be thankful for the Love of God.

Does this help you to become a fountain of the living waters of God?

Life and Death is in the power of the tongue

Some people I know have turned talking nonsense into an art form. These same people are the ones who are not getting their basic needs met. They say they pray and believe but when they meet up with their old friends they talk a lot of negative nonsense, canceling out every life-giving word they spoke before. Did you know the Bible says we will be held accountable for every idle word we speak? It also says that the angels of the Lord harken to the voice of God’s word. It means that they are listening to hear if our words line up with what God said in His Word.

Did you know that God created the world with His Word? When we give our hearts to God heaven is listening to our words to bring to pass the things we need. If we say something long enough it gets into the heart. The heart, like soil, will bring forth the things we sow into it. If you say it long enough it will be the way you say. I believe even the angels are so frustrated with the way we speak that they just ignore us until we actually believe the things we say.

I had this experience where the Holy Spirit was teaching me about the City of God. The building itself was too big to describe, but the part I saw had steps leading up to a great door. The door had a porch over it and I knew there were chambers in the same way Ezekiel described. The door was guarded by two angels who were talking about things I did not understand. I thought that I would go greet them because I have never spoken to an angel. I knew that they were aware of my presence but it was as if they were looking right through me. I had an idea that they were ignoring me on purpose. So, I stood around admiring the building, I was in awe of the size of it all and wondering what it would be like inside. As I stood there Psalm 103 came up inside me and I said: “Praise the Lord all my soul and all that is within me.” The next moment the angels lifted their arms and ran to open the door before me. After this experience, I  became more aware of the angels and the reason for their existence. When I entered the city I found Hebrews 12:22 there.

“But ye are come unto mount Sion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect.”

Hebrews 12:22-23

The city of God has twelve gates. To enter we go by way of the Tabernacle that had the daily sacrifice in the outer court. For us today this is the cross where we become a living sacrifice as in Romans 12. The first door of the city that is within us is about Calvary. The second door is the Holy Place where we honor the Holy Spirit who lives inside us. The same Spirit who rose Jesus from the dead lives in us. He quickens our mortal body. He is the same Spirit who did miracles through Jesus here on earth who now lives inside us. Because of His presence, we can lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. We can lay hands on ourselves and recover. We can speak God’s Word and it will be exactly the way we say. (Mark 11:23)

 The third room is to stand before the Almighty God and Father who has chosen us to be His dwelling. The Holy of Holies is where all of heaven is within us as in Hebrews 12:22. One translation says thousands and thousands of angels are present here along with all the cloud of witnesses, people who are dead physically but alive with God, are listening to what we say when we appear before God with a clear conscience. I have seen my loved ones singing for me and cheering me in hard times. I have also seen the angels move and do the things I needed because my words line up with God’s Word. If we can train ourselves to always speak life-giving words, I know God will give us the desires of our hearts.

Remember life and death are in the power of the tongue.

Can you share your experience with this?

Become the Kingdom of God

Luke 21:32 says that it is the pleasure of the Father to give you the kingdom. It is the easiest thing to become part of the Kingdom of God just by giving our hearts to Jesus. He does the rest. He fills us with His Spirit and begins to teach and guide us into all knowledge as He satisfies our souls and makes us like watered gardens, (Isa 58:11) like springs of water that never dry up. He gives us His peace. The Kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, the smallest of all seeds but becomes the biggest of all the herb-bearing trees.

The Kingdom of God is within the heart of man. To have the Kingdom within is wonderful but it must grow as we grow in the knowledge of the power we possess in Christ Jesus, Eph1:17.

To be a Kingdom is to be the king of that kingdom with the authority that we have in Christ. The purpose of Jesus coming to earth was to bring the Kingdom into the earth through us. The same Spirit who rose Christ from the grave is now in us and quickens our mortal bodies. With Christ in us, we no longer live, Christ lives in us. [Gal 2:20] This is the message of the Bible.

Why is all this so important to God that He gave His only begotten son to be crucified and rise again to sit at His right hand?

Acts 2:34: “The Lord said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand and share My throne, until I make Your enemies a footstool for Your feet. (Ps 110:1)

See Jesus is no longer healing the sick but we do it in His name. Jesus is the Word but He is no longer speaking it. We are the ones who are speaking the written Word, the same power that was in the Word when He created the universe is still in that Word. If we speak that Word of God it is in our mouth and then it is in our heart. The heart is the Kingdom of God and we speak God’s Word from out of the Kingdom in the heart; believing that those things which we say will come to pass and be exactly as we say. (Mark 11:23)

Jesus is waiting for us to make His enemies His footstool. The enemy is our unbelief. Pride is the original sin and pride does not only exalt itself against God it can also be our false humility. We do not believe we can do what Jesus did. We do not believe that we can be Godly because of our humanity. God has gone to a lot of trouble to place Christ in us. God’s enemies are the wickedness we see in the world. If we are not going to take up the authority God has given us in Christ the wickedness in the world will never be dealt with. We have the authority to bind the pride and arrogance in ungodly people.

Mat 18:18:  “Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

If we do not speak the Word of God the power of God in the Word cannot bring forth life. It is our duty to speak God’s Word and believe that we shall have whatever we say. I know there are people reading this letter with personal problems caused by the pride and arrogance of accusation, judgment, and criticism of other people. Bind the works of Satan in those people. You have the authority. Make sure that your conscience is clear by using communion. If you have anything against anyone, go fix it and then crucify that wicked arrogant spirit. See that wicked thing that God hates, hanging there on the cross. Claim that soul for Christ and speak life to the person but crucify the wicked spirit. When the problem comes back into your mind, bind that wickedness in the name of Jesus Christ and apply the blood of Jesus against it, and cast that thing under the feet of Christ who is waiting for the enemy to be under His feet. Do not stop! Do this until you have your breakthrough and it will bring glory to God when that soul bows its knees and acknowledges that Jesus Christ is Lord.

 As I said, God is not going to do it, if we don’t do it that person will never change. Perhaps it is a physical problem in your body. Speak to it, tell it what the Word of God says about it. These things are from the enemy and it must obey you because Christ is in you.

So let your New Year’s resolution be to take up the Authority you have in Christ Jesus and bring His Will and His Word into being in the earth. Let us decide to speak the Word of God into every situation and get victory over it.

Let’s look at your fruit

As stated in last month’s post the Kingdom of God is within us and it was God’s plan to put His authority into man, in the earth. The original plan was that Adam and Eve would have this dominion, but they lost it, because of pride. The second Adam, Jesus rectified this situation by sacrificing his life so that many sons would come into glory.

Heb 2:10:  “…in bringing many sons unto glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.”

Through this sacrifice we were given Power.

Joh 1:12:  “But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.”

This power included the leading of the Spirit of God!

Rom 8:14: “For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.”

As you can see the word ‘suffering’ is also there in Heb.2;10. Our sufferings are caused by the natural fleshly sinful state that is within us. This fleshly state in us, is at war with the Spirit of God that lives inside us. For Romans 8:13 says if ye live after the flesh, ye shall die, but if we live by the Spirit, we will mortify the deeds of the body and therefore we shall live.

We should not give in to the flesh who always wants to be pampered.

The flesh always wants another bite to eat, it wants to eat more sugar, more refined foods it wants to do as it feels. It does not want to be controlled it wants to be free to rebel. It wants to test all boundaries and want to be as wild as an animal. The flesh wants everything and it wants it now!

But the fruit of the Spirit is completely the opposite; it is self-control, patience and longsuffering.

Rom 8:5:  “For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit the things of the Spirit.”

The only way to overcome this sinful state of self within us is by dying to it daily.

We can never expect to have this God authority functioning through us if we live after the flesh. Dying to flesh is what causes the suffering. This same problem is in all people and the conflict we see in the world is simply pride and greed trying to get its way. Because we know about this fleshly state in all people we have compassion and love towards others by showing them that they should guard the heart against the fleshly lusts. This is our mission on earth to become better people so that the authority of Jesus Christ can come into effect in our lives, changing the earth as we lay hands on the sick and speak to the mountains of problems.  When we walk in the complete sonship ordained for us, we will lay hands on the sick and they will be healed. We will speak to the mountains (problems) and it will throw itself in the sea.

By this same authority Jesus cursed the fig tree.  Jesus expected to find fruit on the tree and when he did not, he cursed it. They only saw the death of the tree the following day as it was dried up from the root. In Psalm 1 we are also compared to a tree. If we meditate the Word day and night, we will be like a tree planted by the river. Bringing forth our fruit in season and whatever we do we will prosper. This is the blessed state of they who meditate and do the Word of God.  The same Psalm also says; The wicked is cursed. He will disappear like chaff in the wind. As we can see Jesus healed all that were sick and came to him, but He has a harsh other side to Him which said:  If you do not bear fruit you are cursed.

This is exactly the same with us. If you love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and everything within you and love your neighbor as yourself you are blessed. If you do not obey the commandments, you are cursed according to Deuteronomy 28. This is the Word of God and we should speak it with Christ authority.

Because the Kingdom of God is within us, we speak in the courts of God, in the privacy of our bedrooms and are able to change the world in this way. Do not be afraid to pray against the evil that we see in our country.

Enter in Boldly into the presence of God and speak the Word of God. We are blessed because we love the Lord our God and those who do not are cursed. We speak the blessings over our own lives, and over those who bear good fruit. We also speak the curses over those who do not bear the good fruit. As Jesus said in Mathew 7:18-20: A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.” 

Guard your heart in unfair situations.

Our monthly letter is about guarding the heart in unfair situations. We are all familiar with the wonderful promises in the Bible. However so much of our lives are spent controlling our personal sinful nature and situations caused by others who have no self-control.

Col 3:3-4:  “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.” 

In Romans 8 Paul says that we share in the glory of Christ but also in His suffering. I believe this suffering we partake of is dying to self.

Col 3:5:  “Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry.” 

Yes, our sinful nature has died with Christ but as you can see, we still have to mortify the deeds of the flesh.

The point is that we have died with Christ but we are still taking part in the transformation of the mind as long as we are alive in the earth it must be more of Christ and less of me.

2 Cor 6:16:  “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. 

 2 Cor 7:1: “Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.”

We take part in daily sanctification. Other translations say we must work to die to the things of the flesh.

Rom 8:36: “As it is written, for thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.” 

The 7th and 8th chapters of Romans should be our daily meditation. We die in Christ daily to the flesh but we also rise in Christ daily to serve God by the Spirit. (Rom 7:6)

We will never be as bad as when we try to be good by ourselves.

Rom.7:14-15 “I am sold into slavery with sin as my master. I don’t understand myself at all. I really want to do what is right, but I don’t do it, instead I do the very thing I hate. I can’t help myself; it is sin inside me that makes me do these evil things.” (N.B. Bible)

Note that the subject is the evil sinful nature that is inside us all, as written by the apostle Paul. Sin is not coming from outside somewhere and jumping into him. He is saying that although he is serving the Lord Jesus Christ, he is partaking of dying to the old sin nature daily. Rom 7:17 it is sin inside me that makes me do these evil things. And again, in verse 22 he says the same thing. Those who are dominated by the sinful nature think about sinful things, but those who are controlled by the Holy Spirit think about things that pleases the Spirit. If your sinful nature controls your mind, there is death. But if the Holy Spirit controls your mind there is life and peace. For the sinful nature is always hostile to God.

 It seems that the subject of the Bible is the dying of the sinful nature. 

1 Pet 2:18 in my own words. If you are being treated unfairly and do endure it with patients for the sake of the conscience then God is pleased with you.

 Every time that you have to be so patient in unfair situasions give yourself a right mark. You see, the fruit of the spirit includes longsuffering.

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How to have great relationships

I heard a woman say that she cannot wait to grow old so that she no longer has to consider other people. Then she could be as rude as she likes, do and say what she likes. If this is also your point of view, please understand that we are supposed to become better and not worse.

We are all bad, we all have the same sinful carnal fleshly nature. God’s plan for us is that we would die to the old nature and live in the Christ nature. We should become a new creation. We do this by renewing our minds and becoming a living sacrifice. Rom.12:1-2. In the same way Jesus laid down his fleshly nature, we lay down our sinful nature by doing what Jesus did. This is the only way we can become better people, by partaking in the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

The sinful nature is the reason why we have so many problems in the world. Partnerships hardly ever have a successful outcome because we never deal with our sinful nature but rather force it onto our partners. We expect people to accept us the way we are, we say: “All of my family members are impatient and ill-mannered!” That’s just ridiculous, that is not how we should treat others. They should become more and I less. That is what love is, love is a verb!

Years ago, a man wanted to be my partner in building our property. He was an elderly sincere gentleman. I asked him what a partner should be and he replied that a partner is someone you care more about than yourself. This was the attitude of Jesus who showed how we should love one another by washing his disciples’ feet. He said that we should be servants of all.

This subject of the sinful nature was on my mind as I listened to my children telling me how many marriages they have conducted and only one present of these couples remained married. I have listened to how they told of how the other person’s character changed completely and they had to divorce because of it. We are all subject to character changes if we are going to allow the sinful nature to take over our character. Our role model is Jesus. He showed how to die to the flesh and rise in the spirit. I remember that my wife and I were building a house by the coast and because we were by ourselves and working hard, I stopped using communion regularly. I eventually slipped into an uncharacteristic depression without realizing it. I remember laying in the bath tired, worn out, and depressed and Yvonne (My wife) served me communion right there in the bath as she prayed for me I was immediately out of depression. I learned a lesson I will never forget, just because you are not under attack from the outside world doesn’t mean that you are not under attack from your inside darkness.

 As I listened to the stories of failed relationships and partnerships, I started inquiring if they used communion, but it’s always something they forgot to do, the same as I did.

The only way to die to the flesh is by applying the blood of Jesus to the conscience. The conscience is the division between soul and spirit, or flesh and spirit.

We do introspection and ask the Holy Spirit to show us what sin is and deal with it at the cross. Pride, fear, depression, anxiety, despondency, and slothfulness to name only a few is sin in the heart. We deal with sin by following Jesus dying daily to the flesh and rising in the Spirit to rule over sin when we are in Christ. We help each other deal with sin when we help each other guard the heart.

There is no point in blaming the devil for failed relationships. The problem is always in us.

 We were a family of six children and the house was always full of people when I was small.

My mother was the spiritual one and she relied heavily on the power of the blood of Jesus. Whenever something went wrong in the family, I would hear my mother applying the blood of Jesus as she prayed. She did not even understand the blood, she simply used it and it never failed. Nothing bad ever happened to our family because of the blood of Jesus. It is the only way to deal with the sinful nature. Don’t let the spoilt sinful nature ruin your life. Deal with it at the cross.

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How to Crucify Problems

I have recently noticed how people who have been on the cave tour still do not use the cross in the correct way. Please give me the opportunity to explain it in the simplest possible way.

I have explained that the Lord taught me to see the conscience as the surface of a lake when it is wind-still and calm. The conscience, like the water surface, reflects heaven, like a mirror. All of us have been this calm many times in our lives, it is when we are in contact with God. However, the phone rings, and as the problems appear, our calmness disappears. The water surface becomes stormy and our hearts become troubled. This is a sinful heart. Jesus walked on the storm and calmed it with a spoken word. With this miracle, He showed me that he would give his life so that he could bring peace in our hearts and this is why they called Him the Prince of Peace.

Sometimes we forget that Jesus came to save us and give us peace.

He saves us from the storms so we can live in peace. Jesus gave his life on the cross so that we can be saved. There is no other religion where someone gave his life so we can live in peace in a Christ mind. Bad things have happened to all people, and we have compassion with people, but did you know you can be saved from those bad things?

Yet we still choose to look at the problem. We pray about the problems and we even try to give it to God, but after our prayer time we talk about the problem again and allow our frustrations to rule us, we have no peace. All the while Jesus died so that we can have peace, in the hearts of God’s loving children.

I use the word ‘children’ because if you are still praying this childish way it’s time to grow up and become a son and daughter of God. We are supposed to rule in the earth. We do not talk about the problem, we tell it to throw itself in the sea! We lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. We do not listen to our feelings and emotions, we tell the feelings and emotions how they feel.

So come let’s use the cross. In the morning draw a line across the middle of a page and place the cross right in the middle. Below the line, you wright down those things that must be crucified. Now enter your prayer closet and close the door behind you. Get your communion elements ready and ask the Lord to bless the bread and the wine and say: “I WILL DIE TO THE FLESH AND RISE IN THE SPIRIT IN THE SAME WAY JESUS DID.”

Inside your heart room is calvary, you can see the blood footprints of Jesus going up the hill to the top. If you look around you will see an old cross laying in your heart garden, go and pick it up and follow Jesus. We are going to Luke 9:23.

Luk 9:23:  “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” 

The teaching is that we must lay down our life—daily! In Romans 12:2 we become a living sacrifice so that our minds must renew.

As I do introspection I know which things must be crucified. If the problem is a person, then crucify the person and name the things in the person that are offending you. If the problem is a person with an unruly tongue like a ship on the ocean without a rudder then crucify that tongue. If it is pride, then imagine what they look like when they are proud and arrogant and crucify them. If it is a sickness in the body then crucify that part of the body. Give these things a lot of thought. Let the Holy Spirit point out the things that are stealing your peace. Do this while you are eating the communion bread.

While crucifying in this way you are doing Galatians 5:25. If you struggle with the flesh crucify it!

Do not leave the cross until you experience a release in your spirit. Then drink the wine and now  (Heb 10:22)  let us draw near to God with a sincere heart and with the full assurance that faith brings, having our hearts sprinkled to cleanse us from a guilty conscience and having our bodies washed with pure water.        You need this washing!

When we drink the blood of Christ we are saved from the problems. The blood is a seal for our conscience and falls on the surface of our hearts, cleansing and sealing us, causing a division between flesh and spirit. You are now saved to live in the above, in the spirit. We now live in Christ. We are saved, we have the helmet of salvation. Continue to put on the rest of the armor of Ephesians 6. You are now above the problem, in Christ. You are seated with Christ in Heavenly places (Eph 1:3) and the problems are under our feet. It is no longer I who live but Christ who lives in me. (Gal 2:20)

All of this happened in the outer court. When you leave the outer court close the door behind you, sealing it with the blood of Jesus, just like the Israelites had to seal their doors in Egypt. The work of Calvary is sealed in your heart. The problem is crucified, God and all of heaven will sort it out. Now we enter into the Holy Place, where we stand in thanksgiving before our Father. Thank you, Father, you have saved me! You are now saved and the rest of your day is spent giving thanks to God who saves His people. YOU ARE FREE IN CHRIST!!

If it should happen that the problem comes back into your mind today then speak to it in the same way Jesus spoke to the devil. Say it is written, and in this way fill your mind with the Word of God. Find all those scriptures that give you authority over the works of the enemy and memorize it and fill your mind with life. Tomorrow morning ask the Holy Spirit to show you what you forgot to crucify.

This is the way we guard the heart. Prov 4:23

When we enter in, correctly we can stand in the presence of God every day, where we can take up our authority and speak to the mountain in every area of our lives daily. Here is the link to the Twelve Room Prayer that will guide you further into praying with authority about every area of your life.

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Praying the Word of God – Blessings and Curses

This month our letter is also available in Afrikaans. Click here for your Afrikaans version.

Recently our neighbors, an elderly couple were murdered in a cruel and awful way.  They were wonderful, kind, and soft people. I may say, too soft and without authority.  It was a cowardly act; they were completely defenseless and old.

This incident left the women in our valley afraid and the men were filled with rage and hate, more than ever.

Up until now hate has not helped us in this country nor has fear. The government and police force are more corrupt than ever, as our country is falling into despair. Municipalities don’t know how to repair the infrastructure and I do not think that I have to go into further detail as we all know what is wrong in our country.  Mashishing is our closest town with some of the worst roads in the country.  I don’t go there often but when I do, I am angry at the municipality. They are wicked and lazy with no integrity. They just don’t care. Every time I go to town, I have to practice self-control, we know that it is the fruit of the spirit. We grit our teeth and know we can’t do anything except pray. It is a miserable way to live and see how our country falls apart.

After this murder occurred so close to my doorstep, I turned to the Lord. I asked:

“Lord, when are you going to do something? The Bible teaches us that You placed this government in control and we must obey!”

Immediately I heard that small voice: “I am not going to do it, you are going to do it!”

So, the Lord led me to Psalm 1 which says we are the blessed because we are the ones who meditate on the Word of God and that we are like a tree planted by streams of water, and that whatever we do will prosper. But not so for the wicked; they shall be like chaff in the wind.

Psalm 1: 1-4: “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.”

I asked: “But how must I deal with the wicked Lord, I can’t go and shoot them!”

Then I had to read Psalm 2. The heathen and their kings have set themselves against the anointed of the Lord. But the Lord will laugh and He will set His king upon the hill!

Psalm 2:5 and 6: “Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure. How will He do it? Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.” 

Psalm 2:9: “Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.” 

Please read Psalm 2. I think you might get what I am trying to say by now.

We are the sons of God and we stand upon the Holy Hill with a rod of iron. The rod of iron is the Word (Two-Edged sword of the Word of God) and we speak the Word. God is not doing it anymore; His Words are written in the Bible and we activate it by speaking it. This is the way God created the earth and everything in it. He spoke it into existence. Jesus is not speaking anymore. If we are in Christ, we do the same works He did, and we must speak life by speaking the Word.  The Word is a two-edged sword. It has two sides. It has a blessing side and a curse side. I have prayed half a prayer all my life. I have only blessed. The sword has another edge, and we must use it!

I like to read the blessings of Deuteronomy 28, but I never read the curses because I don’t want the curse and most certainly don’t want to curse anyone. When you read it, it is very similar to the blessings except they are the opposites of the blessings and the curses are more than the blessings. I encourage you to go and read the blessings and curses of Deuteronomy 28. You must read it! The curses are also the Word of God. I have never used them in my ignorance.

After the murder, I was filled with anger against the murderers.  The Bible is very specific. If you do not obey the commands of God and love the Lord you God and your neighbor as yourself, CURSED SHALL THOU BE when you come in and when you go out. Cursed shall you be in the basket and in the store. When you murder the sons of God and steal and lie you are not obeying the commandments of the Lord your God. Cursed shall thou be!

I have been to our town, Mashishing, since receiving this revelation, I had a wonderful constructive day speaking God’s Word under my breath while sitting in the cues and ducking the potholes. The Lord told me He is gathering His armies against the wicked and I am pleased to be part of it. From this day we will begin to see changes in our country if we will speak the Word. But speak all of it!

If you don’t fix the potholes, you do not love the Lord your God! Not fixing them causes fatal accidents, therefore you do not love your neighbor as yourself. If you steal, kill, murder, and destroy – cursed are you when you come in and when you go out. Your conscience will condemn you; you will turn upon yourselves, and your body will break out in sores.

Deut 28:20: “The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.”

Read the curses and ask the Lord to teach you to pray. We are not saying what we say, we are speaking to the mountain of problems in our wicked government in the same way Jesus spoke to the fig tree.

It’s all very fair. The curses make you aware that you do not have the blessing and you have an opportunity to bow the knee to the Almighty God before he kills you and your corpses lay in the field with no one to bury you. In this way, we release the Blessed to go and rule in our government. We release the Blessed to work with the money and not steal it. The Blessed rebuilds South Africa, saves lives, the Blessed will build and run hospitals, and so forth. But not so for the cursed, they are cursed when they steal and murder and lie, and they will not rule in this country. This is the Word of THE LORD!

By praying in this way, we are basically doing spiritual warfare.  And by this, I must add that if you want to stand in authority and you want to pray this way you have to be sure that you put on the Armour of God (Ephesians 6) every day and be sure to stand in your position of authority in front of the Throne of God by entering in through the cross, which is the open-door Jesus created with His blood for those who love the Lord their God with their whole heart.  We can only stand in God’s presence with a pure heart and a clean conscience.

I know this subject of blessings and cursing can be a very controversial subject if not understood correctly. We urge you to leave your comments or send us an email if you have any questions. We have been talking about the subject of guarding the heart the whole year. Click here to read more on this topic.

We are here to equip the body of Christ. So please reach out if we can help you to start taking up your God-given authority.

We are the Blessed and we should rule this country!

Do you know God’s desire for you?

As a child, I gave my heart to God as my mother told me Bible stories. I remember how boring it was when the Israelites did not trust God. God did all these incredible miracles that we long to see with our eyes! yet they just could not believe. The miracle of the opening of the Red Sea, a Pillar of fire at night, and a cloud overshadowing them at day physically indicating to them that God was present. Manna fell out of heaven and birds came to them to be eaten, water came out of a rock. They saw the presence of God at Mount Sinai yet they worshiped a golden calf.

However since I have learned about the sinful carnal mind that is present in all people I know that we do the exact same things those people did. We say we do not worship idols yet we allow the idol of fear to live in our hearts in the form of worry. We allow irritability into our hearts. This causes impatience and impatience leads to anger and rage. We still see the miracles of God’s presence daily, as the sun rises, the rain comes in season, and as we eat our daily bread. We live in houses and sleep in comfortable beds. We are partaking of God’s miraculous supply as it sometimes seems as if we cannot pay all the bills this month and yet we always do. God’s supply is still miraculous! We always make it, God supplies wonderfully.

I know from experience that He loves us more than we will ever realize.

Then we grow one step higher in our spiritual growth, we start to desire to please God by living by faith. God has given us an opportunity to live on the earth for a short while so we could learn to do things with our faith in the same way Jesus did. (We are supposed to be like Jesus)

Hebrews 11 is the Faith chapter of the Bible which says: “By faith, we understand that the entire universe was formed at God’s command. That which we now see did not come from anything that can be seen.”

If you want to please God you must live by faith.

To make it easier God placed a purpose inside each one of us, a divine destiny. There is something that each one of us has to do for God. You know what it is, it is something that only you can do with your particular background and talents. It is something that comes naturally to you. If you are one of those people who are still struggling to find out what it is you have to do, then learn to guard your heart. You must have a clear conscience and then learn to die to self. I have written about this in the previous two letters of this year. (Click here to go to this year’s list of letters)

Pride must be done away with. The first thing we do for God is to become a living sacrifice as Romans 12:2 says. We are required to die to self and place God at our very highest, the forefront of our mind. We are to love God with all our heart. Social Media is not our first priority. God is number one. Get up early in the morning and honor God by spending time with Him. Read the Word and speak His Word. Begin to look at things that are not seen. God has given us great promises in the Bible, but they will never be yours- if God is not first in your life!

Let God’s desire become your desire!

In this way the desire of your heart will begin to align with God’s desire for you, and you will be filled with your calling and you will start to pursue it with all your might. Your mind must be single as you look only at what you must do for God. This will produce God’s blessings in your life.  God will bless the things you do, as you do them for Him.

The Key is to do something! You have to do something so God can bless it! Now that you are living by faith you are pleasing God.

WHAT COULD BE GREATER THAN THIS?

Getting Answers from God

The slightest bit of sin that is not dealt with has a deadening effect on the garden of the heart. Paul’s famous words in Romans 8:6 says:  It is the flesh and it is death.

What is this death?

The death we are talking about is not a physical immediate death; it is like a garden that is being choked with thorns. The garden cannot bring forth life. Before we were born into the earth God placed a particular purpose in the hearts of all people, something that only you can do for God. I once heard the Holy Spirit say that there are things in heaven that can only come into the earth via a pure heart. He (the Holy Spirit) complained that he struggles to find a holy heart into which these plans and ideas can be sowed that the earth needs for us to keep up in an ever-changing world.

The Heart Garden

We see so many people struggle and even go to bed cold and hungry. All because the fundamental principles of the Kingdom are not kept. Jesus told many parables and all of them had something to do with a garden. His parables revealed the secrets and the rules of the Kingdom of God. He said things like a good tree can not bear bad fruit. He told the parable of the Sower where the type of soil the seed fell in determined the harvest. What you sow is what you reap. Our hearts are the soil. Good soil produces a good harvest. Thorns and rocks in the soil represent worries and fears. These worries and fears cause us to think bad thoughts and become sick and negative. This is what the Bible calls sin, or the sinful nature which produces death in our soul and our body. We are all dying slowly.

How do we clean our hearts?

The blood of Jesus is the ever-cleansing power that sanctifies us and gives us a clean heart and a clear conscience before God and Man.  By daily submitting our thoughts, mind, and body to God we can take part in the finished work of the Cross. We place all our cares and worries on the cross and abandon our own selfish, soulish nature at the cross. By hanging our cares on the cross the blood of Jesus now cleanses and seals us from an evil conscience and we are represented to the Father without spot or blemish. How to use the cross is explained in detail in our free booklet, “The Twelve Room Prayer”.

If we make it a priority to invite God to search our hearts and take all sin away, He can teach us how to guard the heart against the sin in the fleshly nature. He will teach us to transform our thoughts by becoming a living sacrifice. (Rom 12:1-2)

Getting answers from God

To do this we learn to take thoughts captive, we do introspection, and open our hearts, so God can search the heart and show us which part of our soulish natural self is causing destruction in the heart garden. We must give God time to search us. It is important to give time to God daily. To give time to God is as good as seeds that are being sown. Because the heart garden is always bringing forth what we sow in it. If you give God time, you get time. It is important to give more time so we can get to know God who is the source of all life. God wants us to know him intimately. In fact, God wants us to know all things.

1 John 2:20: “But ye have an unction from the Holy One, and ye know all things.” 

Although the Bible teaches that we can ask God for anything, very few of us get answers. This is when we give up and don’t ask anymore. All the promises of the Bible are wonderful but will only function if we guard the heart. The conscience must be clear before the Almighty God. We must keep the garden free from sin. If the conscience is clear we have confidence that God will answer our prayers. This is why we must use communion because the blood of Jesus is for the cleansing of the conscience. It seals the spirit from the soul.

In this way we can live by the spirit and not the flesh. It is the only way! This is why Jesus died on the cross so we can rule over the flesh and stay in the spirit.

The moment we allow sin in the heart is when Murphy’s law set in. This is when things begin to go wrong and we expect it, because we have a guilty conscience! In fact, we allow bad things to happen with the power of our minds in the same way Job said that the thing he feared happened to him.  The conclusion of the lesson Job learned is that he knew about God but he did not know God.

If we continually strive to keep our conscience or our heart pure, we can be confident that God will provide all our needs according to His riches in Christ Jesus!

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Why does God allow bad things?

Guard the heart!

All people have free will and this is the reason why some may choose to be as evil as they like and God allows it. Some people are senselessly killing maiming and slaughtering the animals of the earth, yet God allows it. With the present-day Russian-Ukrainian war, we see this same kind of cruelty, yet God allows it. We see how women and children are mistreated and left for dead and many other cruelties too numerous to name. These things cause intellectual people to ask: why does God not stop it?

The reason why God does not intervene is because God has given the earth to man, and man has a free will to do with it what he likes.

Jer 17:9;  “The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? 

Jeremiah 17:9

The heart is the conscience which is that place in us where God has written His laws, we all have a knowing of right and wrong. But whether we will choose to obey God’s laws is our own business

People who are stealing are not listening to the rules of the heart, they are not asking God for money they are making their own money regardless of who they are harming as in the case of the ANC government. The Russians are making money by killing and maiming just like the poachers are killing animals mercilessly.

The subject of Jeremiah 17 is that God wants to prosper man, He wants man to be like a tree.

Jer 17:8:  “For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, and that spreadeth out her roots by the river, and shall not see when heat cometh, but her leaf shall be green; and shall not be careful in the year of drought, neither shall cease from yielding fruit.”

Jeremiah 17:8

Because God wants to prosper us, he is always searching our hearts to see if we are guarding our hearts against inner evil. He wants us to trust Him, He wants to care for us but we have to love Him with all our hearts –all our souls and everything in us. While we are trusting Him it may be that bad things happen to us but this is how He can see if we truly trust Him and believe He will help us. The story of Job in the Bible is our story. God is always searching our hearts and finding ways to test us because he knows how deceitful the heart of man is.

Jer 17:10:  “I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.”

Jeremiah 17:10

We must not be discouraged by what we see happening in the world. Never think that God has forgotten about you.  Wicked worldly people have always been trashing the earth.

Isa 60:2  “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” 

Isaiah 60:2

I have been living by faith for 45 years and I have seen how true this is. This scripture above is for today.

Terrible things are happening on the earth but the glory of the Lord is rising on the Lord’s people. We will always be provided for. God will always make a way for his people; He will always provide for you if you prove that you trust Him.

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How to Keep the heart (Part 2)

I recently saw a video of a preacher encouraging people to have a clear conscience. He then left it there without telling them how to do it.

This is the second letter on how to guard the heart. Click here if you missed the first one.

Once you understand how the conscience works you will see that it is the subject of the Bible. The Bible uses physical things to explain spiritual things. Now you will understand that the Garden of Eden is the Conscience. Out of the conscience comes everything we have need of. It compares to the soil in the sense that it must be weed-free in order to bring forth good things. It must be planted in and then it must be watered and kept clean. (Just like the Parable of the Sower who sowed the seed in different kinds of Soil in Matthew 13)

The first time God spoke to man He said: “Keep the garden!”

Prov 4:23 Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. 

God is the great provider; He will give you everything you need if you keep your garden.

God’s laws are written in our hearts, we know right from wrong, and we know the Ten commandments instinctively.

When we learn to deal with sin the way Jesus showed us, the provision of God is like a river of life. The moment we allow sin to enter the heart, the river dries up. Living this life of guarding the heart pleases God and will always feel as if you are living in a garden. The original meaning for the word Garden means “fenced”. It’s like having a fenced mind, being in a safe place where you can talk to God in the cool of the day. In the New Testament, this place is called the Kingdom of God.

We are told that if we find this Kingdom first all things will be added (Matt 6:33). It is very much the like the Promised Land. Those people who eventually entered the Promised Land were living in a type of heaven. Everything was provided for them in a supernatural way.

God lives in the heart of man, it is His property, and we gave the heart to God. We cannot give the heart to anything else. If we allow fear in the heart we have a fearful heart. The same place we gave to God belongs to everything else we decide to give it to.  Many people do not think that it is bad to give your heart to your spouse or children. Perhaps we give our hearts to our goals or some people give their hearts to dogs. The subject of romance stories is broken hearts.

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and everything in you.

Remember the first two commandments.  As we spend our time reading the Word of God the Holy Spirit explains it all, and the Word becomes alive. Now, this life in Christ becomes a blessed life with new ideas and opportunities. The first Psalm says He who meditates the word of God is like a tree planted by streams of water bringing forth his fruit in season and whatsoever he does prosper.  

However, the sinful nature lies at the door, always looking for an opportunity to slip a thought into the garden that can grow and cause a stronghold. The smallest thought can grow and cause the fall of mega companies. Lust can creep in, and if unchecked can cause adultery that can ruin the lives of many people. Greed can cause a country to be bankrupted while pride is blinding the eyes and the garden is closed to its occupants.

Learn to guard the heart. Learn to listen to the still small voice that will transform your mind and teach you to be a living sacrifice daily.

By daily doing introspection, taking thoughts captive, and crucifying the things of the flesh we are guarding our hearts.

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How to Guard the heart (Part 1)

Part one of How to Keep the Heart.

In Revelation 3:21 we are told that the ultimate goal that we achieve as believers are to be overcomers and to be seated with Christ in heavenly places. Most people believe this to be a future event.

In this first email of 2023, I would like to bring this overcoming in Christ into the here and now.

I believe that all people can have a heavenly mind or a hell of a mind, right here on earth. We don’t need an overcoming mind in heaven, there is nothing to overcome there. We need to learn to overcome here, on earth, daily -IN CHRIST!

This means that the troubles of the world are not our problem. Our problem is to keep our own minds and stay in the rest. This compares to having a Sunday every day.

We have authority in Christ, we can do what he did and even greater. This means that we can speak to our minds in the same way Jesus spoke to the earthly things. He walked on a physical storm and then calmed it by speaking to it. If we are in Christ we speak to the storms inside ourselves in His name. Because He did it we can do it.

Jesus is called the prince of Peace. He gave His life so that we can live in peace right here on the earth today.

Peace in the heart is God’s gift to all mankind. However, how will we keep this peace? Can anyone keep their mind free from the chaos outside there?

Firstly you must understand that God lives inside people. He lives in the heart of man along with all of heaven. The heart is the Kingdom of God. If you gave your heart to God He lives in you.

The ‘heart’ the Bible refers to, is not the physical heart in your chest, it is in the imaginations and thoughts of the heart. (Gen.6:5) The heart of man is the conscience. God comes to live in us when we give our hearts to God. That is the best day of our lives. However, we must now learn to guard the heart against sinful thoughts. God is in us, but so is our sinful nature. The sinful nature is called the ‘Flesh’ in the Bible, also carnality, the devil or Satan.  Our problem is within us! (Mark 7:21)

As we learn to get to know God with our hearts we come under greater attack from our old nature. Our feelings begin to complain and want to go back into our thoughts to occupy our minds. Negative emotions become hard to deal with along with our intellect and our will. We must learn to die to these things that are in us. The Bible points to these things as being in the body. Paul calls it the Fruit of the Flesh in Galatians 5.

This is the reason why Jesus was crucified, hands and feet. When we use communion we eat the flesh of Christ and drink His blood. He overcome all mental anguish in the garden of Gethsemane and perspired blood. He overcame all the terrible things the priests and the Roman soldiers did to Him. Everything they did to Him was so unfair yet he never complained or cursed them, in fact, he prayed for them. He said they don’t know what they are doing.

He gave His back willingly to be torn apart at the whipping post so that we never have to be sick again and then He was crucified to die a criminal’s death. He did all this so we can follow him daily. We can take those bad thoughts that came into us yesterday and we can crucify them. I use my imagination, I know what I look like when I am angry, and Jesus helps me to crucify that bad part of myself. While doing this I eat the Body of Jesus (Communion). I can crucify anything that steals my peace and the Spirit of Jesus is there to help me. When I have dealt with my flesh and know what I am saved from, I drink the blood of Jesus and then He sprinkles my thoughts from an evil conscience. (Heb.10:22)

I never miss my daily appointment to have a clear conscience, in the way described above.

In this way, we overcome the enemy and go ahead and have a great day. If your conscience is clear you can pray to God with confidence that He answers prayers. Because sin has been dealt with.

Next month we will continue with Part 2, on How to guard the heart.

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The still and powerful Conscience

Many years ago when my wife and I came to the Ohrigstad valley in 1974, there was no electricity.

The generators were the only sound that broke the silence and night. We used to sleep outside because the houses were so hot, we had no fans. When we bought our diesel generator it would stand there shuddering belching smoke and making an earth-shattering noise. It was a blessing when we could shut it down and let the calm return at night. Later when solar panels came on the market we were amazed at how this panel would lay there in the sun producing power without a sound.

It reminded me of when I had no clue about the conscience that I was very much like that old generator—making a lot of noise trying to be a provider for my family making unnecessary mistakes, and expending too much energy to fix everything with my own power.

When I learned about the conscience I became like a solar panel. When the sun rises in the morning it soaks up the light and life of God and charges the batteries without any effort at all.

The conscience can be compared to the solar panel, always ready to energize the batteries.

As long as the panel is connected in the correct way, it will provide light. However when storm clouds appear the solar panel can not produce. This is what happens when we worry and become afraid for our children’s future in this dark country. God is like the sun shining all the time, but we cause the storms and clouds that block out His light and life.

Where do the storm clouds come from? They come out of our own deep thoughts to become clouds in our sky that block out the light. If I am not connected to God through a clear conscience there is no power to generate light, to be God’s light in this dark world. The clear conscience, when it is clear and peaceful absorbs the power of God to be God’s power in the world. It receives the Knowledge of the power we possess in Christ Jesus. Eph. 1;17. These are scriptures we should pray daily when we wake up. We should always be ready receptor to hear God and to understand when He is causing circumstances and situations that will cause us to always be in a position to bring His power into the earth.

As we are facing dark times without electricity I would like to encourage everyone to start by being a light where you are. Everything that is physical is also spiritual.  As God’s light shines in us, we become receptors that will have the knowledge to fix all problems.  The Bible teaches that nothing will be impossible for us and that God is able to supply all our needs in Christ Jesus. Obey the rules of the conscience and prepare to be amazed as God is supplying exceedingly abundantly above all that we could think or ask for: ACCORDING TO THE POWER THAT IS WITHIN US! (Eph 3:20) 

This is the last letter for 2022. Our next letter will be in January 2023. Please tell us about your year and the blessings you have experienced! We would love to hear your testimonies. You can write them in the comments below!

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Do you pray with confidence?

Even though the life of God is within us we are still on the earth, and the things that are happening in our country get into our minds. We want to be constantly heavenly-minded, how wonderful it would have been if we could always guard the heart perfectly so that we could be continuously in touch with God and heaven.

If we read the scriptures we know that bad things happened to every generation. We also know from history that God dealt severely with the wicket at some stage. The promises of Psalm 91 always come to mind. “ A thousand will fall at your left side and ten thousand at your right hand but it will not come near you”. Promises like these are wonderful but did you know that very few people actually partake of these because they were never taught to guard the heart?

If the conscience is not perfectly clear we never have the confidence to pray the prayer of faith. For this reason, I never go without quiet time daily to take thoughts captive, do introspection and deal with wrong thoughts at the cross. God is a good God but this is the very least He requires of us. When bad things happened to us we must be saved from it! We do not carry problems with us, Jesus wants to save daily. We do this by following Him and laying down our lives, to nail the problems to the cross. Luke 9:23—Gal. 5:24.

This is the way to guard the heart, we must be saved daily to live this free life in Christ so that we can bear the fruit of the spirit. We live joyful, thankful lives by the fruit of the Spirit. Gal 5:22

I explained this lifestyle to someone who took it seriously and saw how his life changed for the better because of it. He told me later that he didn’t know what to do with all the thoughts that reminded him how bad he was. How that thoughts just came and went and he had no control over them. For this reason, he could never really pray with confidence. He would pray the prayer of a child asking God for help and hoping God heard his prayer. Sometimes it seemed as if God heard him but mostly he was not sure of it. This is not how God’s sons and daughters should function.

God is looking for people who will rule in the earth. They must do the things Jesus did. Lay hands on the sick and they will recover. They will speak to the mountain of problems and it will throw itself into the sea. If you want to live this life of the overcomer you must deal with the sinful self daily. Do it by having communion. We die to the flesh and then we rise in the spirit in the same way Jesus did at Calvary. We follow Jesus into spiritual places and then we rule in Christ.

We go into the heavens as in Heb.12;22. Because we have dealt with flesh or the sinful self we drink the blood of Jesus and He sprinkles our thoughts from an evil conscience Heb.10;22

A clear conscience has access to the heavens where we go before the Father the Son and the Holy ghost to make a decree in heavenly places before thousands and thousands of angels and the general assembly of the church. All of heaven is listening to the way you pray. Are you asking or are you commanding? Are you begging or are you ruling? In Mrk 11;23 we are told that we must speak to the mountain. Jesus said that nothing will be impossible for us.

We go into this heavenly place when we are in Christ. We no longer live, our lives are hidden in Christ. 

Col 3:3: “For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.” 

We are doing what Jesus would have done in the earth. In this way, we can remove every obstacle that presents itself in our lives. Nothing will be impossible for you!

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The Holiness of the Most Holy

Many years ago when the Holy Spirit started teaching me about the conscience I was completely awed, I did not know that the heart is the conscience. I did not know or understand the flesh, but the Lord taught us these things by the Line that we found in the cave as we learned about the cross, spiritual things started to make sense.

During this time I had an experience that taught me about the Holiness of God.

It was while the Holy Spirit was talking about the conscience that it seemed that I was given a window into the Most Holy Place, I have never seen. It was during the day in bright sunshine that suddenly I was looking into a very powerful Holy Place. It seemed as if two angels have opened a door for me by parting the sky before me with their wings. The Most Holy Place I saw was pure white, far brighter than the sun, the air of it was full of power. I understood that nothing physical can go in there. If a tiny feather would drift in there it would explode like an atomic bomb. The very Holiness of that place made my knees buckle and I was made aware that the conscience of man, must be the dwelling of this mighty power. This place is the Kingdom of God within us.

Jerusalem within. Painted by Ron van Zyl.

During the earthly ministry of Jesus, He said that it would be far better if He goes to be with the Father, and then the Holy Spirit would dwell in each one of us who accepted Christ as our saviour. This Holy Spirit is the same one who came upon Jesus in the form of a dove. The same one who multiplied food, healed people, rose the dead and did many wonders. This same Spirit now lives in us. He looks like Jesus, He is the Spirit of Christ, who was crucified so that many sons may come into glory. That we should be like Jesus was on earth. When we give our hearts to Jesus we ask Him for the baptism of the Holy Spirit who comes into us speaking in a heavenly language. He prays inside us and we can repeat what He is saying. He prays directly into this Holy Place I was trying to explain. His presence in us makes us citizens of heaven. (Heb.12)

The voice of the Spirit is very small. It is up to us to guard our hearts against sin so that we may stay in touch with the small voice that is very powerful. “Search my heart O God, take all my sin away”. The subject of Romans 1 is that we all have a knowing of right and wrong (Conscience). If we do not attend to the small voice the heart begins to harden, and this is when God gives us over to our earthly sinful desires. This is when we are no longer aware that God is Holy. But if we attend to the voice of God’s Word His power lives in us and we can partake of it as our minds are transformed and we learn to become a living sacrifice as we follow Jesus daily. We lay down our lives and partake of God’s life inside us.

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Painting the doors of our hearts

I was recently asked to comment on a paper where many commentaries wrote about their ministries, on how to tackle the problem of pornography in churches. I am pleased that not one of these commentaries said that the problem is the devil. They all agreed that it is the flesh or sinful nature as they quoted from Romans 6 to 8.

According to Galatians 5:19, it is a work of the flesh. If we live according to the flesh it becomes our fruit. We are not eating from the Tree of Life, we are not bringing forth the fruit of the Spirit. (Which is named in Gal 5:22) Jesus made disciples, it’s all about discipline.

You might be asking: “But how can I keep all these things out of my mind?”

The work of the cross divides between flesh and spirit. It divides between the sinful nature and the things of the Spirit of God. It divides between below and above things. Jesus was crucified on Passover and He became the sacrificial Lamb. He poured out His blood for the sins of all mankind.

Remember when the Israelites had to paint the blood of the lamb on the lintel and door posts of their houses, this caused death to pass them by and only the firstborn of the Egyptians died.

Today we apply the blood of Jesus to the doors of our hearts so that sin cannot enter in. We do this by using communion.

Blood on the doors.

We enter our prayer closet and close the door behind us. We are now in one of the rooms of the heart. We take a cracker and grape juice and hold it before God to bless it. We say: “we will follow Jesus, we will die to the flesh and rise in the spirit in the same way Jesus did.”

We meditate on how He overcame all mental anguish in the garden until He sweated blood. He then rose as a warrior King and gave himself up to the temple guards to be mistreated. They beat Him and spat upon Him, making fun of and tormenting Him. During all this He never once complained, He did not shout at them or curse or beg. He practiced self-control and prayed for them. He bowed His back at the whipping post and endured terrible wounds so that we may never be sick again. All this time His blood was flowing. Then He took up His cross and had the Roman soldiers crucify His hands and feet to the cross. Do you see?

He crucified the flesh!

For six hours He hung there where He overcame the flesh completely. He overcame the spirit of death and decay as well as all sickness and mental anguish and the entire sinful nature of man. He became poor so that we may never be without the things we need. Then they stabbed Him in the side and out poured blood and water. This blood He carried into the most Holy Place and sprinkled it in the hearts or conscience of all people on the earth for the forgiveness of sins. Anyone can partake of the blood of Jesus and be forgiven.

NO SIN IS TOO GREAT FOR THE BLOOD TO COVER!!

Heb.10:22: “He sprinkles my thoughts from an evil conscience and washed me in pure water.”

Daily, we follow Jesus and crucify the evil nature and then live in the Spirit in the presence of God with a blood-washed conscience. Read Gal5:19-24. What is better than having a clear conscience?

 If you struggle with the flesh crucify it!!!!!

This is why He said take up your cross, follow me and lay down your life daily. Luke 9:23.

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Asking vs Begging God

Our previous letter was about the authority we have in Christ.

 The conclusion was that every day we do not do the works of God the way Jesus would have done it, is a waste of our time.

One of the biggest obstacles to my personal authority was because of John 14.

John 14:13-14:  “And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If ye shall ask anything in my name, I will do it.” 

In the 12th verse, Jesus says that we will do greater works than He did.

I wonder how many people reading these verses have asked and not received.

The Strong’s number For the word ASK is “G154” and it means beg, require, and crave.

This must be why the Afrikaans Bible uses the words beg and pray. It should be noted that Jesus never begged the Father. In Joh_16:23, “in that day ye shall ask Me nothing,”

I have had a personal experience where I begged God to help one of my children but God rebuked me. He told me that I am a joint heir with Jesus, a son of God. Sons don’t beg their Fathers for things.

After studying this verse out I found that the Greek meaning of the word

‘ask’ has a few different meanings. It can mean ‘beg’ but it can also be DEMAND. I would suggest that you study this out for yourself in the Vines translation. I also know that someone has written a book about it because it turned into a great discourse.

If we put all the different scriptural contexts together about who we are in Christ, the word ‘beg’ has no place in the prayers of believers.

Jesus took all the sins of the world upon himself and crucified them on the cross so that we would do the works that He did on the earth. In Mark 11:23 we are told to speak to the mountain of problems, we would command it to throw itself in the sea. We are not told to beg God for anything. The sons and the daughters of God lay hands on the sick and they shall recover. Mark 16.

God is a good God! He wants our Earth to be like Heaven. God wants us to take authority over our circumstances. We do this by telling circumstances what the Word of God says about us. God is not talking to circumstances anymore. We must do it!

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Why are my prayers unanswered?

July 2022

Feeling like our prayers go unanswered is one of the main reasons Christians get discouraged and lose their faith in God. You don’t know what could be wrong? How can God not fulfill His own promises? The Word says that God forgives our sins and heals our diseases, no pest or plague shall come near us, no evil shall befall us and so many other scriptures with the same promises. My own question was why did I have to undergo the humiliation of that operation if I was believing for my healing?

Yes, the operation I went through did come with its own set of testimonies and wonderful mercy and grace which I can testify of, but still, the question remains: Why did I not receive my healing?

First I must hold before you Romans 8:17: “Although we share in the glory of Christ we also share in His suffering.”

The hardships we go through cause us to grow spiritually. We grow according to the increase of the knowledge of God in us. In my own case the long sick bed and operation I faced caused me to grow in the knowledge of Christ in me.

I had a vision after coming out of the theater. I saw Jesus dancing with happiness. He kept on dancing and as I watched it seemed like his face transformed into the face of my brother who died years ago. My brother and I looked very much alike. As Jesus kept on dancing and twirling, his face kept changing back and forth into his own face and then into my brother’s face. After this vision, I was led to understand that I am in Christ and He is in me. The day that this knowledge of Christ in me is revealed to the children of God it is a glorious day in heaven! That is why Jesus was so happy and dancing.  At last, Christ has come in you! This is the purpose of our life on earth! (Gal 2:20, Col 3:3)

When I use communion in the morning I see my Old Self crucified on the cross, just like Jesus sacrificed himself for me, to die daily. Then I rise with Him too, it is no longer I who live but Christ in me! ‘I am hid in Christ’. My life is hidden in Christ, I do what He did. I lay my hands on the sick and they are healed. (Mark 16) I speak to the Mountain and it is removed and thrown into the sea! Nothing shall be impossible to me. (Matt. 7) I am the righteousness of Christ, for I am in Christ. This is what we are meant to do on the earth.

Every day that we are not living and acting like Jesus did we are wasting our time on earth.

I took this all very seriously and meditated on it deeply. I know that this knowledge would not have materialized in me if it was not for the suffering. Furthermore, I still wanted to get answers from The Father. My question was why I did not receive my healing after asking Him to heal me? Jesus said in John 14 that we must ask the Father and He will give us what we ask. Still, I also prayed and spoke the Word of God continually as I know I have had success in speaking the Word before. Then again according to Mark 11:23 we should speak to the mountain. This felt so contradicting. I asked the Lord when should I ask and when should I speak?

After spending time in the Garden I heard the Holy Spirit say: If you don’t know what to do in a situation you ask for wisdom when you know what to do then you speak to the problem, like Mark 11:23-25.

Furthermore, I also learned WHERE you should speak to the problem. We use the Twelve Room prayer. (Click on this link for the free Prayer booklet) We use this prayer to enter into the outer Court where you die to our soulish nature and are washed with the blood of Jesus for a clean conscience. After this, we honor the Holy Spirit in the Holy Place and then move on to The Most Holy Place or the Throne of God where we come into the presence of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit in front of thousands of angels and the cloud of witnesses. (Heb 12:22)

Now in the Court of God is where I speak, while I am speaking and declaring the rivers of healing will start flowing from the Throne into the areas into which we are sending it.

In the Courts of God, we are citizens of heaven and fellow heirs of all things. Why would God give us entrance into His Courts if we are not meant to stand there and speak? Why are we given citizenship if we are not meant to be like Jesus? (Eph 2:6) We should speak in heavenly places where we are enthroned with Christ. Many people say we cannot send Angels around, but why does everything I declare in this way happen exactly as I say it should? Because the angels are meant to accomplish God’s Word.

David also mentions these Courts of God. The Courts (more than one) are different rooms of the Twelve Room Prayer into which we go to organize our thoughts and pray in tongues according to the subject of each room.

After receiving wisdom about my situation I go into the Courts of God and declare with Authority the Word of God, sending forth the Angels with the same power Jesus had and also gave us. We have been blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavens in Christ Jesus. (Eph 1:3)

I hope this gives you a new perspective on growing up in Christ. Please comment and share your story.

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Guarding our hearts daily

One of the most informative scriptures in the Bible is Genesis 6:5.

“And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” 

God came down to earth to see the state of the heart of man, and He saw that the imaginations and thoughts of the heart of man were always evil. The result was that he ordered Noah to build the ark because He was going to wipe all evil from the face of the earth through a flood. This is how strong God feels about the conscience of man.

In the New Testament, God lives in the heart of man. We must love God with all our hearts, mind, soul and everything that is within us. In Psalm 21:2 God gives us the desire of our hearts. In Proverbs 4:23 we must guard our hearts above all else because all the issues of life come from it.

The miraculous part that is within all mankind is the imagination and thoughts of the heart. God provides for us according to the way we keep our hearts sin-free so that the heart is only His dwelling.

Many times in my life I have thought that we cannot pay the salaries this month because of a lack of funds, yet we have not even once not paid salaries on time. God has always provided. It is miraculous! It reminds me of the way Jesus held a hand full of fish and bread up to heaven, thanking the Father for the provision and the food multiplied in His hands as He gave it to five thousand people to eat their fill. Nothing is impossible to God! Here is a scripture that says that nothing shall be impossible to us.

Mat 17:20:  “For truly I say to you, If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you shall say to this mountain, Move from here to there. And it shall move. And nothing shall be impossible to you.”

When we hear of wars famine and souring petrol prices it could be that the slightest bit of worry comes into us. I would like to remind our readers that fear comes into the heart. The same heart that we gave to God becomes the dwelling of the stench of fear, after which follows all the other works of the flesh. Fear defiles the imaginations and thoughts of the heart. It is thorns in the garden of the heart that chokes the good harvest.

God provides for us according to the way we think.

Eph 3:20:  “Now unto him, that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”

But what power is within us? 

In the case of Job, we see that the thing he feared happened to him. Fear in the heart takes over the power of the heart to bring forth the things we fear.

Seen in this light we can see the importance of sanctification of the heart. We are all sinners, but we have a great high priest, Christ Jesus who sprinkles our hearts from an evil conscience. He cleanses our hearts when we use communion and washes it in pure water. Heb.10:22. This is when we can approach the throne of God with confidence and be sure that God will surely supply all your needs, exceedingly abundantly above all we could ask or think because He is the power present in the heart when we guard it above all else.

If it may be that you the reader are in desperate need. First, do introspection and ask the Holy Spirit to search your heart for sin. Now take communion and, crucify those negative things. When you are sure you have dealt with everything that is not of God, go and stand before the Almighty God and call the things you have need of as a son of God. Mark 11:23-25. Now remain in thanksgiving, receiving in the imagination and thoughts of the heart the things you need and give God the glory. You will have whatsoever you say you will have!

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Negative Emotions hinder the Blessings

In my own spiritual growth, the greatest breakthrough was when I learned that negative emotions caused God could not to bless me. Because God taught us this truth we spend our lives teaching people about it.

When we draw a horizontal line through the middle of a page we can write good emotions in the top half. Things like those written in Gal 5:22: “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things, there is no law.” 

In the bottom half, we write those negative things that are Gal 5:19-21:  “The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”

These are the works of the flesh. If I allow these lower emotions like impatiens, fear, or worry into my heart then the lower emotions have come into the above.

The top half, above the line, is where my spirit is present, it is also my heart. It is also where we hope and imagine. Our hearts belong to God and we should love God with all our hearts. In other words; keep the below from coming above.

Proverbs 4:23:  “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”  NIV.

Strictly speaking, when the below come above, we have a sinful state in the heart, which God does not bless. God is a good God who wants to bless us with all the good things we can imagine. When the below comes above, our imaginations are not life-giving.

The above is the kingdom of God within us. It can be described as a garden in which seeds must be sown into. If we allow the below into the above it will be compared to corrupted seeds that are being planted and it brings forth thorns and thistles. We are now like Adam, we are not guarding the garden; not guarding the heart.

However, who can Guard the heart completely? Who can keep the below out of the above by themselves? There is no other way than to follow Jesus.

Luk 9:23:  “And he said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me.” 

We take up our cross and we nail to the cross those sinful thoughts like worry, fear, and shame. We do this in the same way that Jesus was crucified, we also crucify the sinful man. We do this while using communion. When we crucify the flesh we eat the flesh of Christ. Then we drink the blood of Jesus which is a seal for our hearts and provides us with a blood-washed conscience. Heb.12:22.

The below can no longer come above, we are sealed with the blood of Jesus, now you can go ahead and have a great day while giving God thanks and praise.

This is the only way to stay above.

Deuteronomy 28:1-8  And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 

Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. 

Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 

Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. 

Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.

 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 

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Are you overcome by Fear?

A Person who have gone through our Alpha Omega Cave some months ago phoned us with a fearful, shaking, timed voice. She is being tortured by overcoming voices, nagging and bringing up the past, like a tape playing over and over. When she tries to have quiet time it gets worse and she does not know if it is from God. She is afraid and nervous, the tension makes her shake so much that she cannot do her work. She is affecting her colleges and they have moved her to a separate room.

I am sure that there are many others who are being affected this way. Perhaps you know someone who is in the same state. It might be that you are praying with someone who is not overcoming nervous problems or illnesses of some kind.

It is should categorically be established that the things mentioned above is not from God.

We know from the Lord’s Prayer that the will of God must come to earth and it must be in earth as it is in heaven. How is it in heaven? Stop thinking that God wants bad things to happen to you, God is good. Go read about the character of God in Galatian 5:22. God is love, joy peace, longsuffering. God loves us. God is love. He sent Jesus to show His character, which is to heal all the sick, and free the oppressed no matter what your sin is or what your problem is.

If fear has come into you in such a way that it is destroying your life it is because fear is in your heart. You have a fearful heart. But you have already given your heart to Jesus.

All the above is a result of a guilty conscience. The heart is the conscience.

YOU MUST LEARN TO GAURD YOUR HEART!

We take thoughts captive, we do introspection. What thoughts came into your heart? Now that you know that negative thoughts are not from God we should deal with them. You deal with them in the same way you deal with an unwanted aggressive dog in your home. It’s time to put your foot down and chase that dog out with your God given authority. Notice the words ‘Violent’ and ‘Force’ in the next verse.

Mat. 11:12:  “And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.”

The Biblical way of dealing with negative thoughts feelings and emotions is to know that the Bible calls it the flesh. Gal 5:19 the works of the flesh is every bad feeling, thought and emotion. Jesus overcome the flesh at Calvary. Unfortunately He did not take it out of us, but we overcome them in the same way He did.

In Gal 5:25 we are taught how to do it. It says if you struggle with the flesh, CRUSIFY it!

This is what we do when we use communion. When we eat the bread we eat the flesh of Christ. Because He overcame the flesh we can do the same. Read Luke 9:23. Now comes the most important part. Drink the wine, which is the blood of Jesus.

Heb 10:22:  “Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.” 

If those thoughts dare to come back you bombard them with this scripture. Your conscience is blood washed You are sealed against death thoughts in the same way the Israelites were saved from death in Egypt because they applied the blood of the lamb of God  to their door posts. All day you meditate on the meaning of the blood of Jesus and the work of the cross and you will be free and you will know how to remain free and saved from the wicket, evil, nature of the sinful man.

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Are you living in the Blessing?

I inquired of one of our guests, how things were in this New Year and he responded in the following way. “I work very hard for my boss but he does not want to increase my wages. My boss said that everything is more expensive and he can’t afford to pay me more”. This is the way the conversation went as I began to realize that the man’s focus is his boss. He can’t put too much pressure on the boss because he could lose his job. Strictly speaking, his boss is his provider.  I wonder how many people have this same problem at this time in our country? So many of the men are working in other countries while wives and children are alone at home.

This does not sound like the blessing that God promised His people. It sounds like a curse.  

 I would like to suggest shifting the focus.

 Stop focusing on being the provider, only focus on guarding your heart. Read the following carefully word by word.

Pro 4:23:  “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” 

This proverb is saying that all the issues of life come out of the state of the heart. Finances is only one of the issues that we have.

The heart is the conscience and we must love God with all our heart, we must keep all His Commandments if we are going to love Him. If we should do this all the blessings that is written in Deuteronomy 28 is ours.

Deut 28:8:  “The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.”

God will bless everything you do if you make the heart your first priority. God is our provider! Let’s face it, we cannot trust people. People might have good intentions but they are only people. Never think that people can provide for us, even if they might want to, they are subject to change but God never changes. God made the world and the universe with a word, don’t you think the least we can do is to keep our heart from sin so that He can live in us constantly and be our provider? If you worry, you are not keeping your heart. Then God is no longer the ruler of your heart, fear is ruling in your heart. It’s idol worship.

God loves us, God wants to provide all the issues of the heart. God wants to bring ideas to us, the earth has never seen, but He cannot find a guarded heart. Our negative emotions and feelings walk in and out of our hearts.

The way we think causes the curse and not the blessing.

If we make the heart the focus of our lives God provides in many creative ways. If you love only God as in the first commandment, the second commandment follows automatically. To love your neighbor as yourself. Because God does bless you, you are automatically a blessing to your workplace and to your colleagues. God will show you how to bring extra income to that business that will cause you to be promoted. You will be a blessing in everything you do!

Go and be a blessing!

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Emails from 2022

  • The still and powerful Conscience
    Many years ago when my wife and I came to the Ohrigstad valley in 1974, there was no electricity. The generators were the only sound that broke the silence and night. We used to sleep outside because the houses were so hot, we had no fans. When we bought our diesel generator it would stand there ...
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  • Do you pray with confidence?
    Even though the life of God is within us we are still on the earth, and the things that are happening in our country get into our minds. We want to be constantly heavenly-minded, how wonderful it would have been if we could always guard the heart perfectly so that we could be continuously in ...
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  • The Holiness of the Most Holy
    Many years ago when the Holy Spirit started teaching me about the conscience I was completely awed, I did not know that the heart is the conscience. I did not know or understand the flesh, but the Lord taught us these things by the Line that we found in the cave as we learned about ...
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  • Asking vs Begging God
    Our previous letter was about the authority we have in Christ.  The conclusion was that every day we do not do the works of God the way Jesus would have done it, is a waste of our time. One of the biggest obstacles to my personal authority was because of John 14. John 14:13-14:  “And whatsoever ye shall ...
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  • Why are my prayers unanswered?
    July 2022 Feeling like our prayers go unanswered is one of the main reasons Christians get discouraged and lose their faith in God. You don’t know what could be wrong? How can God not fulfill His own promises? The Word says that God forgives our sins and heals our diseases, no pest or plague shall come ...
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  • Guarding our hearts daily
    One of the most informative scriptures in the Bible is Genesis 6:5. “And GOD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”  God came down to earth to see the state of the heart of man, and He saw that ...
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  • Negative Emotions hinder the Blessings
    In my own spiritual growth, the greatest breakthrough was when I learned that negative emotions caused God could not to bless me. Because God taught us this truth we spend our lives teaching people about it. When we draw a horizontal line through the middle of a page we can write good emotions in the top ...
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  • Are you overcome by Fear?
    A Person who have gone through our Alpha Omega Cave some months ago phoned us with a fearful, shaking, timed voice. She is being tortured by overcoming voices, nagging and bringing up the past, like a tape playing over and over. When she tries to have quiet time it gets worse and she does not ...
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  • Are you living in the Blessing?
    I inquired of one of our guests, how things were in this New Year and he responded in the following way. “I work very hard for my boss but he does not want to increase my wages. My boss said that everything is more expensive and he can’t afford to pay me more”. This is ...
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  • The Power of Agreement in the New year

    In this New Year, I would like to welcome our new readers who have gone through the cave. Most of our new readers have experienced the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit who brought them here in wonderful ways.

    It is a time for doing introspection so that we can experience the blessings of God constantly. It’s a time for house cleaning and rearranging our lives so that we have a clear conscience by which we have greater confidence towards God and man.

    There is nothing as good as to have a clear conscience. This is the way to have the expectancy that good things are coming our way.

    One of the other main things that bring God onto the scene of our lives is the power of agreement.

    Mat 18:19:  “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” 

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The Power of Agreement in the New year

In this New Year, I would like to welcome our new readers who have gone through the cave. Most of our new readers have experienced the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit who brought them here in wonderful ways.

It is a time for doing introspection so that we can experience the blessings of God constantly. It’s a time for house cleaning and rearranging our lives so that we have a clear conscience by which we have greater confidence towards God and man.

There is nothing as good as to have a clear conscience. This is the way to have the expectancy that good things are coming our way.

One of the other main things that bring God onto the scene of our lives is the power of agreement.

Mat 18:19:  “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.” 

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Guard the heart against Pride

Dear friends last month I wrote about Who is my neighbour?

I would just like to add a short note to this subject before continuing on with this month’s subject which is How to Guard the heart.

We are told to love our neighbour as ourselves and the conclusion of the previous letter is that our enemy is the sinful nature that is in all of us. If we can teach our fellow human being what sin is and how to deal with it we are fulfilling the second commandment.

 The word “love” is a verb. That means we are working for our neighbour, if we can, by example self-control. We can teach others that this is the way to guard the heart so that God can bless us.

 To self-control completely is impossible, to live above our sinful nature is our greatest challenge,  but we can help each other guard the heart against the wickedness of the personal lower nature.

I have personally experienced how I lost God’s blessing when I lost my temper. After a long time of praying and fasting God taught me to die to anger. He taught me that this bad thing is inside me and that it is for me to rule over it. He taught me to crucify what I look like when I am angry, I learnt to use my imagination and to follow Jesus daily, by laying down this lower life of self at the cross. It changed my life!  I teach it to everyone I meet. This is the way I love my neighbour.

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Who is my neighbour?

Who is my neighbour?

All other commandments hang on the first two commandments.

Mat 22:37-39:  “Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment, and the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 

We guard our hearts against the things of the flesh so that we may love God only, with all of our heart, soul and mind. We do this by laying down our lives daily. We also do introspection daily, to see which things of the flesh may have come into the heart and then we die to it in the same way Jesus did. We use communion, the heart is now sanctified, the conscience is clear and we are ready to do God’s works by faith.

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Being a living sacrifice

Here at The Shoe Ministries, we preach the Cross. We do so because it is where we lay down all of our life in order to have a clear conscience. To have a clear conscience is to have a heavenly life here in the earth.

With a clear conscience, we can expect to receive instruction and inspiration as we are led by the Holy Spirit.

Everything I share with you is out of personal mistakes. I remember that I at one time begged God to help my child. I was immediately rebuked by the Holy Spirit. I then realized that the Afrikaans Bible talks about prayer and begging in Philippians 4. (Gebed en smeking) By this time I am sure that all of our readers have come to the conclusion that it does not work to beg God.

If you analyze your own prayers it could help you a lot to get things done in the heavens.

Let me remind you of the Glory Painting you saw here at The Shoe before you entered into the Cave:

Jesus made it possible for us to enter into Him and the work he did for us on the Cross. Therefore we can boldly come to the throne of God. We are now reinstated to be joint-heirs with Jesus. The dominion Adam had and lost is now ours. With a clear conscience, we are seated above in heavenly places with Christ. Eph.2:6

Notice the man wearing the full armour of God, standing under the Blood of Jesus, in front of the Throne of God, on the right side of the painting.

How can we be begging out of this position?

I would never allow my child to beg me for anything; since everything is already his.

I have a task to prepare him, to rule over what he already has. There are rules that we live by that are written in the conscience which the Holy Spirit uses to guide us into the transformation of the mind. This is why it is so important to honour the Holy Spirit daily. He is that small voice that can only be heard if the conscience is clear. The same power that rose Jesus from the dead is the Holy Spirit in us. Jesus did no miracles until the Holy Spirit came upon him. This Spirit of God is the gift of God to us so that we can feel our way towards Him.

Act 17:27:  “So that they should seek God, in the hope that they might feel after Him and find Him, although He is not far from each one of us.” 

God does not mind if we make mistakes as long as we are open to being led by the Holy Spirit to be transformed in the mind.

Rom 12:2:  “And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” 

We are born in sin and our natural sinful nature does not understand the things of God. For this reason, we become a daily living sacrifice as the Holy Spirit points out our carnal thinking.

Rom 12:1:  “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” 

This word: “bodies a living sacrifice” is the flesh. It is the will, intellect, feelings and emotions that must be dealt with daily at the cross. We follow Jesus.

As we die daily to self by the guidance of the Holy Spirit we gradually grow into our inheritance, which is to rule.

This process of dying to self is called the circumcision of the heart (conscience).

It takes a long time and it hurts. The natural sinful nature does not die easily but fortunately, the Holy Spirit is patient with us. In this letter, I hope to set a beacon of light for you to be guided by in your spiritual growth. Your future on the earth is to live in Christ. You are going to do the things He did because the same Spirit who rose Jesus from the dead dwells in you. All of heaven is watching us as we grow. Paul describes it as a race that we run.

Heb 12:1:  “Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us.”

Let’s talk about this! Leave your comments below!

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