Dear Friend of the Nations,
Loving people is to love God for when you love His creation you will love God. With breath in our lungs, we can take it for granted that God wants us and needs us. The breath in your lungs is the sign that He still plans to fulfill your destiny on the earth.
A THOUGHT FROM GOD TO YOU
In 2 Kings 4:8, we find a Shunamite woman preparing a room for the man of God. In verse 8 she said these words, “I know this is a Holy man of God passing by us regularly. Let us make a small upper room for him so that he can turn in here.
Read your seasons
An extraordinary man passes by and she noticed it. Key times in our lives are times to be noticed. What she saw and took notice of was about to redo the landscape of her life. Do you believe that God can bring such a moment to you in 2012? I believe that God will grant many a moment in this year that can change the rest of our lives. The Spirit of God is hovering all over the earth seeking for a place of rest. Let us open our eyes and take notice of a possible pass by opportunity coming up.
There is always a prize for advancing in life. This woman built a room she was never asked to build. It is amazing that she realizes that to get what Elisha had she will have to do the extraordinary. People want it all but do not want to give it all. Let us go out of our way in sowing, building, advancing and pioneering until God has no choice but to turn in and take notice of us. Doing the extra is what brought the extraordinary to her. She received far beyond what she ever anticipated. The room she built was costly, but once she embraced a son the room, as a seed, seems so small. Once God blesses us, our seed seems so insignificant.
It happened one day when Elisha turned in. I like the words, “it happened.” God will always fill what you built. Are you someone that has much happening for you? You are probably a progressive person always busy to make things happen for His Kingdom and no wonder you live in constant happenings of the Holy Spirit. Reinhardt Bonnke once said, “God moves with a man that moves”. Move and He moves, give and He gives back, build and He will fill it with your desires.
Know what you want
Elisha offered her the honor to meet the king and the commander of the army. She refused both. Why will you settle to meet important people when you know the Holy Spirit? This non compromising approach she had was the very reason why she received the ultimate blessing in the form of a son. Never compromise for what looks good because God gives more than what is just good. He gives honor, for that is the meaning of the word “son”. 2012 is a God year in which God will give us the ultimate for we have seen the one who passes by for who He really is. She gave the king and commander a NO. She gave Elisha, a type of the Holy Spirit, a YES.
On the threshold
Being exposed to change can be challenging. Elisha called her, and she stood in the doorway. Another translation says, she stood on the threshold. This was the best place to be. Exposed to the prophetic, she was about to hear what only Elisha could say to her. Her ears are about to be challenged. She will hear something beyond her understanding. Her mind will be tested. She stood on the threshold that she built herself. She herself will be the reason why she will be blessed. Through her giving and building, she created her own blessing. She is now positioned for creativity.
Would you believe if God said to you, you stand on a threshold. The reality of what she saw was not Elisha, BUT A BOY. You may see a manifestation of the Holy Spirit, but in reality it will be something else in real life. Your everyday life will testify to the fact that you were exposed to His presence. This is your 2012 prediction. Something greater is coming to you.
Expect the unexpected
On the threshold, she heard the unexpected. She heard something she honestly believed does not exist. She will have a son. Her husband is old, the season is gone. With God in the house no season is lost. Beyond her understanding, outside of her sphere of expectancy God created a miracle for her. Expect a greater than life miracle for that is who He is. He is greater.
MY EYES HAVE NEVER SEEN SUCH HURTING PEOPLE – NEW BEGINNINGS
My tongue is too inexperienced to tell what my eyes have seen. 1200 people rescued in an old prison. It is called “New Beginnings”. We embraced this breathtaking outreach in South Africa. Ex-murderers released who found Jesus. Prostitutes and so many people thrown away by life rescued in the New Beginnings center. It is impossible to tell. When you have a glimpse of these people and how 3000 meals a day is served supplied by God’s modern day ravens you will stand in awe. Looking at all of this I hear one cry from the bottom of the hearts of these people. That cry is HELP!!!!! Partners, I will be back in Africa within two months and will embrace this group of people and many others.
NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER – STANDING IN LINE FOR DAILY BREAD
This bread line is all the “expired bread” that street people come to collect. I ministered at this center one night and what a time we had. Giving them the bread of life and then daily bread to overcome another day.
CURRENT CHURCH PLANT
I visited this pastor to view her tent, day care center, and steel structure for new church.
PRE-SCHOOL IN ZINK BUILDINGS
Pastor Andre at the day care center with children.
PASTOR ANDRE AT SQUATTER CAMP
Pastor Andre in squatter camp near tent church.
ANDRE WITH DORAH & HER HUSBAND FROM THE DORAH’S ARC ORPHANAGE
ELEVEN YEARS IN THE USA
January 17, last month we celebrated 11 years of living in this great nation. Eleven means added measure. I believe that He will give extra measure to our ministry. Thank you for accepting and embracing us. Thank you for working with us although we come from a different culture. The American people are people that make room for others. God spoke this word in 1982 concerning America and how honored are we that we as ordinary people can be elected by God to come to speak a word to America. We are now proud Americans and love everyday day being just that.
NUGGETS FOR MEN
Personality has the power to open doors, but character keeps them open.
Proverbs 10:30 – The righteous shall never be removed.
He who provides for this life, but takes no care for eternity, is wise for a moment, but a fool forever.
Matthew 16:26 “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?
CD OF THE MONTH – ONE STEP INTO THE GREATER
Where is the greater? How can I step into it? Everyone asked John if he is Christ. Some assumed he is Elijah or a prophet. He then boldly said I am not but the greater is already amongst you. He referred to Jesus. The greater in your life is NOT WHERE YOU ARE, BUT NOT FAR OUT EITHER. The greater is in touching and reaching distance. The Promised Land was not via a road they were on before but were in reaching distance. Naaman could not be healed in the known rivers but the Jordan River where he would be healed was close. Jesus, outside the boat, invited Peter to step out into the greater. Your greater miracle is ONE STEP AWAY. This CD will reveal to you that THE GREATER is already in your everyday territory and one small step or small adjustment could get you right into it.
I am so blessed to have you on my side in 2012. Thank you for your kindness and love so generously demonstrated to me and my mission. I am in debt to you and offer you my sincere prayer at any time. Be encouraged for what I do for His Kingdom is for your account in heaven. I run because you made it possible
Together Until the End,
Andre van Zyl