The Eye of the Spirit

Greetings to all our Partners & Friends,

It is with joy that I come to you from the continent of Africa. Yes, we are over here because of you. The Lord is stirring the hearts of many. He is releasing fresh oil into the meetings, and that causes a new expectancy in the hearts of many for the impossible. I have seen many people healed, and the prophetic gift is stronger than ever. After 32 years in ministry, it still amazes me how powerful one single word from God can become and how that word reconstructs the lives of people.

THE EYE OF YOUR SPIRIT

Let us pioneer into the best that God has for us. He is real, and everyday should be a walk in the world of the impossible. In Jeremiah 1:11, God asked Jeremiah this question, “What do you see?” Why will God ask something like this? If there is nothing to see, He will not ask what you see. There is a bigger picture. Apart from everyday life, there is the world of the Spirit. Jeremiah answered and said, “I see a branch of an almond tree.” The Lord answered him and said, “You have seen well.” Remember the world of the Spirit works differently. An almond tree in the natural may speak of nothing, but most of the time something unimpressive in the spirit world speaks volumes.

SEEING OTHERS AND SEEING YOURSELF

In Isaiah 6:1, Isaiah declared that he saw the Lord sitting on a throne and what followed from verses one to four. Isaiah gave much detail of what he saw. The world of the spirit is detailed and highly impressive. In verse six, Isaiah made another powerful acknowledgement. He said these words, “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips.” This is a confession that man does not make easily. Being in God’s presence is like looking at yourself in a mirror. Seeing God will always show you yourself.

IN GOD’S MIRROR

A mirror never shows you other people; only you. It is like the story of the cat that saw himself in the mirror with the reflection of a lion. That was in the cat’s dream to see a lion. Mirrors are a part of our everyday life. It is a human necessity that we all look at the mirror in the morning before we start our new day. We want to look respectable and make an impression by our looks. Nothing is wrong with that, and please keep doing that. It is sad to say that we do not take ourselves everyday into His presence to get God’s perspective of what we look like. Let us bring back this, “Presence of God mirror”, in our lives.

In Isaiah 5, you find five woes; if I may call it that. In versus 18, 20, 21, and 22, Isaiah was the one that identified these woes by pointing the finger at others. Needless to say, when his spiritual eye saw the Lord, he called himself a woe.

Powerful statement: When we are quick to reveal the woes of other people, it is a sign that we ourselves have not spent time in the presence of God. For those who do spend time with God will be slow to judgment as the mirror of God’s presence will always show you.

THE APOSTLE PAUL’S BLINDNESS

In Acts 9, we find Saul who will later become Paul on a murder threatening mission. Verse one and two of this chapter made it very clear that Saul had letters from the high priest to take people of the Way into captivity. Saul, being blind in the spirit, thought he worked for the Lord. A religious spirit is a blind and very dangerous spirit.

On his journey in verse three, a light shone from heaven and struck him. He found himself slain on the road to Damascus. Then God spoke telling him that he is persecuting Him. Acts 9:5 … then the Lord said: “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting Me?”

In Acts 9:8, Saul is now blind in the natural. Saul had to be led into Damascus by those who were with him on the road. Sometimes God needs to blindfold the eye of the natural so that we can discover the other eye. Saul was blind for three days. The rest of this story is just remarkable. God spoke to Ananias to come and pray for Saul. Verse twelve stated clearly that Saul saw Ananias coming in to pray for him and Saul was filled with the Holy Spirit. The powerful thought here is that Saul saw Ananias in the spirit. Since this day, Paul never again persecuted the church. The church was running away from him, but now Paul had to escape through a basket. Paul wrote two thirds of the New Testament. Amazing how your life changes when you see things the way God sees things.

Let us all ask the Lord to open our eyes of understanding so that we may see things in a Godly perspective.

NUGGETS TO REMEMBER

Expose yourself daily to the mirror of The Holy Spirit

Take care of your own woes before identifying the woes of others

To see the way God sees is seeing the bigger picture

In His presence, the flesh takes the back seat

To be used by God, our spiritual eye needs to be open

In His presence, we develop a new and fresh love for what matters to God.

FRESH ANOINTING

Thank you for all your prayers. The Lord Jesus is doing a fresh thing. I am amazed how He sets people free. It is so encouraging to see how He touches people through the Word. His word is different than any other word ever spoken. He is the Word, and that settles it. Make sure you come, for great things are happening in my travels. Jesus is touching, healing and delivering people 24/7.

THE SPIRIT TO PROPHESYING AND DECREEING

Freedom is what I hear the spirit saying. Freedom is over the valleys and the mountains. Freedom is coming to thousands. Through New Testament preaching and declaring the truth over churches week after week, I see freedom. People are starving for fresh bread. It is here. Healing, miracles and shifting are taking place wherever we decree. Take up your trumpets and shout for the Lord of hosts is about to release the new. He is our life and He is our being. No man can live without God. The world has nothing to offer. Expose yourself and bring yourself into these meetings for much is about to happen.

BACK IN AFRICA

Yes my dear friend, I am writing you from Africa. I am speaking here at an Easter Conference and also taking care of other ministry needs. The Gospel of Jesus is destined to touch the Globe. Thank You, my dear partner and friend, for your love and passionate friendship. I am so grateful to the Lord for you. Your prayer in America and my voice in Africa are linked like a lightning over the Atlantic Ocean. His power links us for Kingdom purposes. Thank you for thinking of us.

GROUP OF NEW CHURCH PLANTS

Pastor Andre standing with Pastors Brian Makhaba, Wilson Sihadi, Glady’s Hlongwane and Bongani Khumalo.

RAY OF SUNSHINE VISIT

Naomi and I will visit these precious children on this visit to Africa. It is always a joy to embrace abandoned children. I will have a detailed discussion with Merle concerning these children and their future needs.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

1: A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. Therefore come out from among them, and be separate, says the Lord. 2 Corinthians 6:17

2: Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are stiffened. Stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong. 1 Corinthians 16:13 NIV

3: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. Anything is possible if you have faith. Mark 9:23 TLB

I CHOOSE

to live by choice, not by chance

to make changes, not excuses

to be motivated, not manipulated

to be useful, not used

to excel, not compete

I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.

I choose to listen to my inner voice,

not the random opinion of others.

I love you dearly my friend. You are my precious friend and partner and I thank Jesus daily for you.

Shalom,

Andre van Zyl

1 thought on “The Eye of the Spirit

  1. Hi Brother Andre and Sis. Naomi,
    I am always glad to hear your posts on here. I think of you often. Mike and I always look forward to being in service with you when you come to West Virginia.
    Prayers are coming your way,

    Love, Mike and Brenda Fernatt

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