JESUS HAS DEEP FEELINGS

Dear Partner and Friend,

It is my great joy to call you friend. Yes, we are friends for He has made us that. I am so overwhelmed with pure joy just knowing He is making such a difference in the meetings. People leave the meetings in exuberant joy knowing He is faithful in giving them back their lives. The power of God has been so strong lately; His prophetic word has been razor sharp as I have seen major deliverances.

Many have been set free. Needless to say that through His Spirit God caught many by surprise. The eye of His Spirit is super accurate, and He sets free in split seconds what man can never get done in many hours of counseling. He is mighty strong, and His love is like a fire that consumes the hearts of people.

DEEP FEELINGS
There is no person that loves people as passionate as Jesus does. In John 11:38, Jesus came to the tomb of Lazarus. The Bible says He was groaning in the spirit. The word groaning tells us Jesus had deep feelings of anger when He heard of the death of Lazarus. I love this. Jesus had deep feelings of anger when He heard about the death of Lazarus.

What a revelation to know He cares so deeply for us. This is such good news to know. Jesus really cares when things go wrong in our lives. Yes, Jesus came to the tomb and asked the people to remove the stone they had put in front of the tomb. Jesus was so stirred that He asked for the stone to be removed. Yes, Jesus is about to reverse what the devil has put in motion. This is powerful.

REVERSE THE CURSE
Who can do such things? Who can arrive four days late at a tomb and reverse death? That person is Jesus. Jesus has enough deep feelings towards your losses that He can reverse the curse. I love this. You may say, like Martha did in John 11:39, if He had been here He could have and would have been alive. No, you are dead wrong. Jesus loves you so deeply and is in Holy anger for what the enemy has done to you. Jesus had deep feelings of anger towards the evil works of Satan. When we realize how He feels towards us, we can relax knowing He is about to reverse the curse.

He can bring back the dead even four days into the grave. At day number four, the flesh has already started to fall off the bones. It does not matter how far the process of decay has gone, Jesus can reverse it. Dear partner, we need to believe again in the impossible. Let us not make peace with our losses. Let us not settle for defeat. Let us not allow the landscape of our impossibilities dictate us. Jesus is Lord over death, and that settles it. I pray that these words will encourage you, my dear friend, and you will go back in your past and release His power.

REMOVE THE STONE
Remove stones you have put in place. This was the one thing He desired man to do all by himself. He did not remove it Himself. He demanded that it be removed. Stones at the grave speak of finality. Stones are the seal of man that says, I cannot do anything about this and have made peace with my losses. Remove all stones and allow Him to speak to your losses and bring forth a reverse for the better. There are so many things in life we have put in place because we simply had no other answer to the problem. Jesus is willing to reverse the curse if we are willing to remove our stones of unbelief.

LEGACY – A GLOBAL KINGDOM ALLIANCE

LEGACY

What and who is Legacy?

LEGACY is A Global Kingdom Alliance that exists to encourage authentic generational relationships through a culture of honor, empowering and releasing healthy servant leadership through gift-oriented ministry and Spirit-led living.

For several months, dear pastors have worked behind the scenes to birth a fresh Kingdom minded Alliance that will pioneer into the nations, empower the next generation and conquer the earth. You will soon be able to visit the new web site of Legacy – A Global Kingdom Alliance and find all necessary information for your convenience. The web site should be up and running by the beginning of April. You may save this web address in the meantime. It will be www.LegacyLLL.tv

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“THE LAUNCH” LEGACY CONFERENCE – MAY 22 – MAY 24, 2013.
This conference will be called “The Launch” as it is the first official conference under this name. It promises to be a time of refreshing, vision casting and impartation. Some of the guest speakers are Bishop Joseph Garlington and Robert Stearns. Pastor David Thomas and I will also use two sessions Thursday morning to announce why Legacy will exist.

Special time is set apart to minister women. This info, as well as access to registration, will all be available on the new web site soon. Watch out for your Internet news to hear more about “The Launch”.
NEW TENT PLANTS
Let us never stop doing this. Every church we neglect to plant is a vacancy for Islam to come in and build a Mosque. This has become a challenge in Africa. Many Christians pay with their lives while I am writing this letter to you. Many churches in Central Africa have been burned down. Friends, this is a reality. Now is the time to expand our borders quickly as possible.

Africa is officially now the continent where the church grows the fastest. You probably hear the news that China has recently cracked down on home churches. It is my understanding that many died in this process. Let us not take our freedom for granted. The same spirit that would like to kill the church in third world nations is right here in the USA. There are those who would love to quiet down the voice of the church. Let us plant more, expand more and shout it from the rooftops that Jesus is Lord as long as we have a breath in our lungs. Thank you for your unending love for this Gospel of Jesus to be spread to the ends of the earth.

EXPLORING MORE NATIONS – REPPORT FROM PASTOR FRIKKIE SPIES

Pastor Frikkie Spies

Dear Pastor Andre van Zyl

It is with great gratitude towards the Lord that we can report as follows regarding our recent evangelistic visit to Kenya.

Pastor Frans Human and I arrived on the 18th of  February 2013 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi Kenya, where we met with Bishop Benard Oduori of Ministerial Internal Fellowship of Africa (MIFA) a registered Church with 709 congregations and more than 17950 members, in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

Whilst we were the guests of this Ministry, we met with various Pastors, Leaders and Board Members. We also had the privilege of ministering in various regions in and around Kenya, where numerous salvations, healing and deliverances took place through the Power of the Holy Spirit, all the glory and honor to God.

When we met with the Pastors, Leaders and Board Members we explicitly told them we are the representatives of Pastor Andre van Zyl from America, and we see our visit as a long term spiritual investment in Africa. They were very excited and welcomed our future plans in this beautiful country.

During the last service we had, in a town called Busia, Western Kenya, Bishop Oduori told the Church that we (myself and Pastor Human) were unanimously appointed by the leadership and board members as respectively President and First Chancellor of MIFA, Africa.

The leadership of MIFA requested us to arrange a leadership conference and crusade during August 2013 in central Nairobi with the main speaker, Pastor Andre van Zyl. This will only be finalized once we have confirmed with Pastor Andre van Zyl.

Our scheduled visit to the Prime Minister did not materialized due to the forthcoming elections in Kenya on the 4th of March 2013.

We continue praying for the peace of Kenya and especially for the important role the Church plays in the governing of this great Christian Country in Central Africa.

Be blessed!

Pastors Frikkie Spies and Frans Human

El-Shammah Ministries International

South Africa
NUGGETS FOR MEN
The secret of success is to be like a duck – smooth and unruffled on the top, but paddling furiously underneath.
1 Corinthians 15:10 But by the Grace of God I am what I am, and His Grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the Grace of God which was with me.

A man never discloses his own character so clearly as when he describes another’s.
Matthew 12:35 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good things, and an evil man out of the evil treasure brings forth evil things.

CD OF THE MONTH – REMOVE YOUR STONE


Have you given up on a challenge? Have you made peace with things that cannot be reversed? You may be wrong. Lazarus died, and when Jesus heard that, He was groaning. Groaning speaks of deep feelings with anger. Yes that’s it. Jesus had some deep angry feelings towards the death of Lazarus. He asked for the stone to be removed. The stone is the sign that man gave up. Martha argued that he has been dead for four days. That could not stop Jesus. NOTHING will stop Jesus from what you gave up upon- Nothing. Remove the stone of your negative confession and let the Super Natural kick in. It is about time that someone gets angry at what the devil has done. This CD is a must get CD. Make sure you share this with your friends.

Connected for such a time as this,

Pastor Andre van Zyl
GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS INC.

THE “TIME” IS IN FULL BLOOM

Special greetings to you. Yes, you are so special.

I am constantly amazed at who our Lord Jesus is and how He orchestrates our lives even when we think He is absent. Let me encourage you right at the beginning of this letter. God is not absent, nor is He undercover. He is and will always be obvious in all we do if we can only open our eyes.

I feel such a stirring to encourage and prepare the way for all to understand that God is ready to perform His promises. Every year has four natural seasons, but there are also spiritual seasons in the Lord. We need to focus on that.

HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS

This is what The Word teaches us. His thoughts are higher than ours as the heavens are higher than the earth. 2012 was the 12th year of us residing in the USA and traveling into the nations. Yes, it was a year in which I had to use the faith He gave me to the utmost, but He still has been faithful. In my heart, I always had that one outstanding awareness that there is more to explore. I almost made peace that what I accomplished was it, and I needed not ask for more. You may feel that way and still, God has a blooming season ahead for you. Time is what we use to structure our lives. We set times and cut off dates for all we do as it helps us work in an ordained and structured manner. We know how important it could be to be at a certain place at a certain time as that time could be a significant moment in your life.

God’s timing is also something to keep in mind. He loves to work on a clock that He calls “suddenly”, and we do not always understand that. When a suddenly comes it is always unexpected as that is determined by God. A sure thing to observe is His promise for the Globe is at a pivotal moment where we can expect something wonderful from heaven. 2012 was a year that I was fortunate to be part of major developments concerning Apostolic leadership and sometimes felt God is really asking too much as I felt stretched to the point of feeling vulnerable. Feeling vulnerable is where He comes in. Abraham, on his way to the promise God gave him, felt foreign at times. This is where you and I could be touching the impossible. Needless to say, 2012 was a year of which I can certainly say that His promises came into full bloom.

A KAIROS TIME AHEAD AND I NEED TO WAIT

There are many moments and time slots in our lives that we can determine a God moment. I remember about three years ago how I allowed my spirit and mind to capture His heart and how I observed the church world as a large platform. I sensed His heartbeat and picked up on what is crucial to Him. In that moment, I felt to do something, and that was when God told me the following: “Do not do anything; for there is too much still in my way and that need to go before I can move”. God sometimes waits for us to disappear from the scene and then He comes in and does the impossible in one so called ‘suddenly” that we could not get done in years. I love it when God comes in when the time is in full bloom. He does the extraordinary without man’s help after man tried for years to fabricate a God thing when it was just not the time.

I learned something. There are times that we can fabricate something and call it GOD. It may impress some, but it is not a heaven kissed event. When a Kairo’s, God moment comes it carries all the trademarks of a divine intervention on it. You and I may operate in the perfect Will of God for years and then suddenly in the middle of being in His Will, something clicks and God gives you a God-Kissed moment. It is this moment that we all wait for as we all so desperately want only His 100% approval upon our lives. I most probably sound very prophetic in my writing but that is what I sense in my heart. We are right there to see His Glory manifested as never before. The time is in full bloom.

GLOBAL JOSEPH DREAM’S ARE IN FULL BLOOM

Dreaming is not really you. God made the earth and the fullness thereof. God has a plan and He will fulfill that plan through human beings such as us. Joseph had several dreams, and he became very unpopular in the eyes of his brothers for this dream. The truth is, God will use Joseph, but it is all about what God Himself wants to see happen. It was God dreaming through Joseph.

Joseph went through much trouble and turmoil as he had to go via a detour road to accomplish this dream. When he landed up in the pit and then Potiphar’s house and then the prison, he probably had many questions. Yes, Joseph was on track and in the perfect Will of God. Still; it remained a challenge. The Kairo’s moment was on its way for Joseph. Remember that it was Pharaoh who saw the gift in Joseph and appointed him over the land of Egypt. Your Kairo’s moment when God will give you the greatest promotion ever could be fulfilled in an extreme earthly place. Never underestimate God’s ability to perform your miracle in the most obscure places.

Joseph, now being appointed second in charge of Egypt, was major. God just brought the dream Joseph had into full bloom. The arrival of the perfect blossom season of God’s promise took many years. Now Joseph lives in the full manifestation of the promise. Living in this season of your life is important. Remember that it is still not your dream, but His. Many times, when God fulfills our dreams, we have the tendency to become proud and puffed up to a point that others find it difficult to communicate with us. Joseph did the opposite. He was in tears when he saw his brothers and immediately sent wagons to bring Jacob his father where he was.  His treated his own brothers as royalty. I present a statement that was posted recently on face book as it fit right in here.

When the Joseph journey in your own life is completed and the dream in full bloom, it will benefit those that even resist it such as the brothers who threw Joseph in the pit. The TIME IS IN FULL BLOOM for many Joseph dreams worldwide to be fulfilled and millions, whether they understood it or not, will benefit. It is never about being recognized but to go ahead, walk it out and let THE BENEFITS OF YOUR REIGN IN FOREIGN LAND SUCH AS JOSEPH, BLESS OTHERS. Others should feel His Divine favor upon their lives because of your walk in obedience.

Notice the last words of the above statement: “Others should feel His Divine favor upon their lives because of your walk in obedience”. Help us Jesus that we always reflect you and you alone.

We are living in great and exciting times. Africa is exploding as the harvest comes in daily. This is a season of many Joseph dreams worldwide to be fulfilled. Yes, that dream in your own heart is about to be fulfilled. Remember the promise is in full bloom. The fragrance of His goodness is about to be released over your family. I love you dearly and pray and release this over you.

PROPHETIC MINISTRY IN FULL BLOOM

Great things are happening in the meetings. I have been in ministry for almost 33 years and am refreshed when I see how this Joseph gift in full bloom restores, heals and delivers people. Tears of joy and brokenness flows in the meetings as people realize God cares and knows them by heart. I can honestly say that we see a full blossom of The Holy Spirit’s ability in the meetings as He delivers and sets free.

NEW TENT/CHURCH PLANT

I just returned from Africa and what a joy it is to have seen all my dear friends in Jesus. Let us empower Pastors thousands of miles away from us and let us empower these men and women to plant even more churches in 2013.

January Tent Plant

 This is a portion of a new tent just delivered. To God all praise.

RAY OF SUNSHINE, HOUSE FOR ABANDONED CHILDREN, BURNED DOWN – CAPE TOWN

Many of you are aware that we have blessed the children and staff of this house in the past. Just before Christmas, this place burned to the ground. Here is our dear friend Merle’s report. Let us support and help them rebuild and restore what the enemy tried to steal from them.

Hallo Pastor Andre,

All the best for 2013.

We are slowly but surely getting back on our feet. The past six weeks has been especially taxing.

On December 7 our home burned to the ground. There is absolutely nothing left of it. There was an electrical short which started the fire; I emptied 2 industrial fire extinguishers on the fire to no avail, sustained light burn wounds in the process. Praise God it happened in the morning and not at night, because then we would have lost the lives of all the children, if not our own too. Within 5 minutes of the power ‘tripping’ the entire house was engulfed in flames and thick black smoke from the thatching. The children were all congregated in the lounge area, standing in line to bath. So we could evacuate them quickly. Chloe was in the shower, so she came out with only a towel on her back.

We lost absolutely everything we had ever owned and we were not insured, so it was like a double whammy!!!!!!! Two of our dogs also perished in the fire, and to top it off I broke my right hand on Christmas day and had to be operated on 2 January 2013. For 9 days we “squatted” with other people the kids enjoyed the “sleep over” for the 1st couple of days, but then started asking when we are going home. The property will have to be rebuilt which outside of our decision making as we only is rented the building.

We found another property to rent in Joostenberg vlakte and moved in there on December 15. It costs R 15 000 ($1650 plus/minus) per month to rent, but was the only property we could find at such short notice and with enough space to accommodate so many people. It is situated on 4 hectare of ground, so much bigger than what we had. It is part of a deceased estate, but there is a long term rental option available. The owner is only considering selling it in about 5 years, so we trust that we will have enough funds available by then to purchase the property. The owner has also agreed that we can make alterations etc., within reason, as long as we get written permission from the Executor of the Estate. We have spent quite a bit of money there already, as we had to fence the property to secure safety. We fitted ceiling fans to most of the rooms, as the asbestos roof gets very hot and as you are aware here is no air condition.

What the enemy has meant for our destruction, our God has turned around for good. We were blessed with so much from the public. God provided diapers and formula for all the children within an hour of the fire as people came from all over to help. We received a gift of R 3500 ($380) to purchase basic groceries. We were blessed with furniture. Someone gave us 2 fridges. We were also blessed with a new washing machine and God even send people to bring us toys for all the kids to play with. That is how awesome our God is.

My mom is a trained trauma counselor and immediately counseled the little ones. They are all doing well. Because all our office equipment and school material burnt down we now trust the Lord to provide so that we can get all our children back on track in their training. We lost our Grade R curriculum in the fire as well, and I simply do not have the funds to replace it all. They have settled in well at a school nearby and really enjoy going. They attend classes until 13h30 every day and then we go home. The older children are still being home schooled and we are in the process of replacing all the books they have lost. We have to do this a bit at a time as it is not cheap. Praise God that they are allowed to continue on with their work (as per the last books I ordered at the end of 2012, and we only received when the schools reopened), and don’t have to repeat the work they had done already.

Micah 7:8 says: “Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I SHALL arise; when I sit in darkness, Jehovah will be a light unto me.”

Like a phoenix rise from the ashes, The Rays of Sunshine has risen and we will continue to rise! Well that is the long and the short off what has been happening with us.

Many blessings

Merle

Babies in Bath

Children at House of Sunshine taking a bath – their house just burned down

PASTOR FRIKKIE SPIES & PASTOR FRANS HUMAN IN AFRICA ON MY BEHALF – THIS IS THEIR RAPPORT.

On February 18, 2013 my colleague Frans Human and I will be flying to
Kenya for 7 days for a Good News Crusade and Pastors’ Leadership
Conference. The Crusade and Conference will be in the City of Kisii,
approximately 350 km from the Capital Nairobi and near to the Lake
Victoria.

We are doing this on behalf of our dear friend and man of God, Pastor
Andre van Zyl from the USA. During our visit in the great country of
Kenya we will meet with Pastors and Church Leaders from Kenya, Uganda
and Tanzania. A meeting with the Prime Minister is also scheduled for
February 25.

We are sons of Africa with a passion for the millions of lost souls
and people in great need. We depend on God and expect a Hugh harvest
of precious souls for the Kingdom.

By the grace of God we will do our utmost to prepare the way for
Pastor Andre van Zyl and his Teams to win Africa for God’s Kingdom in
cooperation with other great men and women of God who are presently
doing great exploits for God in many Countries on this great
Continent.

We thank you for your prayers.

May God richly bless you.

Pastor Frikkie Spies
El-Shammah Ministries International
South Africa.

Pastor Frikkie Spies

PASTOR ANDRE & AFRICAN PASTORS

Andre sitting with many African pastors amongst whom he plants most of the tent churches. This picture was taken just before Christmas 2012 as they came to hear Pastor Andre ministering to them.

CD OF THE MONTH – AS GOD TO PHAROAH

God will never leave you or forsake you. He will never send you without power or authority. He will prepare you and will then sustain you and will bring you back stronger than ever. He will make you AS GOD TO PHAROAH. These are the exact words God spoke to Moses and Aaron. Ex:7:1 “See, I will make you as God to Pharaoh”. Powerful. When Moses and Aaron stood before Pharaoh God even multiplied His signs. The enemy cannot multiply anything for multiplication is a God thing. God will empower you and multiply His power in your moment of greatest testing and trial. God did this in Egypt which speaks of the world. Your greatest demonstration of who God is, what He can do, and personal promotion will come in the very place where you feel the most vulnerable. You may think you will lose the battle that seems impossible, but it is in that moment that God will change your face and you will shine forth His countenance and your enemy will think it is God standing in front of them. Rejoice; for when you’re in the fiery furnace, you will notice you have divine companionship.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

1 God sends no one away except those who are full of themselves.

God resists the proud, and gives grace to the humble. 1 Peter 5:5b

2 The best way to teach character is to have it around the house.

A righteous man who walks in his integrity – How blessed are his sons after him. Proverbs 20:7 NASB

I need to say goodbye for now. I almost wrote more as I am so burdened for what God is about to do in the years ahead. I love you and pray you will be blessed until I write you next month. Be blessed now, and remember the time is in full bloom for your promise to be fulfilled.

Your greatest moment is at hand,

Andre van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS

 

The Macedonian Call

Special greetings to you my dear friend,

Welcome to the year 2013. I pray this will usher in the best year of your life. Thank you for your dear friendship, and what a privilege to breath the fresh air of a new year. Let us believe Him for something extraordinary in 2013. I pray this will be a prosperous year for you and your family.

I am so aware of His Favor. Unless He approves it, it simply is not worth trying. God’s Grace and

Favor is a sure thing. His Grace and Favor upon our lives are also known in our language as the “KISS OF GOD”. When His Kiss is upon anything we do, it becomes obvious in no uncertain terms. Why will we try to go outside His Will to make things work knowing His Approval is not with us? I know that your desire is in one accord with ours, and that is to do only His Perfect Will in 2013 and to be always aware of His Approval Kiss upon what we do. Let Him kiss us all this year with His Goodness and Kindness.

THE MACEDONIAN CALL – PAUL’S VISION

Acts 16:9: A man of Macedonia stood and pleaded with him, saying, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”

This vision came to Paul in verse 9, but in verse 10, they immediately went to Macedonia to preach the Gospel. Oh how I love the way Paul reacted. He went immediately. This is obedience in action. The power of the Gospel can only be demonstrated if God can find a man or woman that He can see a vision, understand the vision, and then do the vision. The vision must become our mission. The Macedonian call is something that will be a reality in 2013. Will we be obedient, or will we doubt the vision? We need to answer this call as soon as possible. Let us not try to pre-plan or seek another confirmation. Let us walk in such a close relationship with the Holy Spirit that the moment the vision comes, we will act in obedience. Dreams and impressions of the Holy Spirit always have a mission in mind. Our greatest honor is to answer the call.

In the book of Isaiah chapter 6 verse one, it teaches us that Isaiah saw the Lord. This came in the form of a vision seen by the eye of the Spirit. In verse eight, Isaiah heard the Lord say these words: “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Us? The “Us” refers to the Trinity, God The Father, and The Son, and The Holy Spirit. Isaiah answered and said: “Here am I! Send me.” A vision from God always entails a mission. Isaiah saw the Lord and now he is on a mission. Paul, in a vision, saw a Macedonian asking for help. Paul answered the call and found himself preaching to the Macedonians. Every intervention of the Holy Spirit in your life has a purpose. It may not send you to faraway places, but it does have a God mission in mind.

God may lay on your heart a ministry to support and even that is God trying to reveal His agenda to you. In our/GNN’s ministry we are preaching the Gospel 24/7. GNN’s mission is to the entire United States’ churches and the lost souls beyond that. In Africa, it is all about empowering the poor.  Jesus stated that the poor will always be with and among us. Having a heart to minister to Africa must be a God thing. Africa can be a very tough place to make things work.  It is so easy to only go and minister where it is comfortable, but be assure, when God burdens a person to go and minister in difficult places, He will make it happen.

GIVE HEAVEN YOUR EAR

For those who can hear what the Spirit is saying, they will hear a voice. Dedicate your dreams and ears to the Lord. I believe that if we all do that, we will hear and see something by the end of January 2013. You may ask me how you can be so sure Pastor Andre. God is passionate in talking to us as He has so much to share but will we hear His voice? Deep inside you, there is a cry to answer the call. The Macedonian call is a 24/7 call. It never stops. The earth is constantly crying out for help. Let us hear and answer.

HEARING THE CALL IN 2013

You may not be able to go where I go, but your partnership with us is because you realize you can answer His Call by giving towards the Macedonian call. Thank you my dear friend for being so sensitive and obedient to the prompting of the Spirit. The call is loud and clear. The call is intense. The call is a non-stop call. When you see eternity through His Eyes, the call will become even louder. Millions are calling for help. Millions are dying, and who will hear that call? We cannot do another seminar or enrichment conference unless we also answer the Macedonian call. Many Christians are so self-focused running from one conference to another conference but not answering the call. The Macedonian call is a call from the world of the lost and hopelessness. The Macedonian call will test your faith. It will challenge your flesh and your comfort zone.

ACCEPTING RESPONSIBILITY

To answer the Macedonian call is to accept responsibility. To hear God’s Voice is an honor. To hear His Voice is to allow you to get insight into how He thinks and how He sees. God loves people, and His Sole Purpose is to share His Burden for humanity with you.

AN ARROGANT BUSINESS MAN

Many years ago, a businessman came to me and asked why I am so serious about ministry. This is what he said: “Come on Andre, why don’t you go in business and make lots of money first? You can work for God later in your life, but first take care of yourself.” This man is a retired man today. He never heard God’s Voice. He never gave to God’s Kingdom and does not serve the Lord. He knows of the Lord as he was brought up in Pentecost but never followed Jesus the Lord. My way of Living and giving 33 years of my life to God in full time ministry still does not make sense to him. Why? I heard that Macedonian call. Once that happens, the wealth of this world can never attract you. Pray that this man will first and foremost hear the call to accept Jesus as Savior and then the voice of millions who needs Jesus as their Lord and Savior. I know His first response will be to give towards the expansion of the Kingdom of Jesus our Lord. Hearing the Macedonian call will change your value system and how you respond to other voices in your life.

We cannot all go but when we hear that Macedonian call we can all GIVE AND SUPPORT and be someone who heard that call. 

THE MACEDONIAN CALL FROM AFRICA

This call is so familiar to me. I write to you from Africa. I just visited many of my dear African pastors. Many of them are dear friends who we helped in so many ways in ministry. Many of them will need my help in the next year. Let us keep up the good work and not ignore the call from Africa now. Thank you my dear friend for hearing me all the time. Thank you for being a willing partner who never ignores our monthly newsletter. Let us not divert from what we have started by helping the poor.  It will pay off. It will be worth it all. There is no other way to go. There is no other Gospel. This is the way, and this is the voice. We are almost there. Africa shall be saved for many should hear the call and will answer the call.

PASTOR ANDRE WITH AFRICAN PASTORS – DECEMBER 2012

Pastor Andre with African Pastors

Pastor Andre standing with key pastors who received tents and planted new churches.

 

NUGGETS FOR MEN

The superior man…stands erect by bending above the fallen. He rises by lifting others. And we urge you, brethren, admonish the unruly, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with all men. 1 Thessalonians 5:14 NASB

You can’t do much about your ancestors but you can influence you descendants enormously. … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15

The strongest evident of love is sacrifice. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

The man who fears no truths has nothing fear from lies. May you love and your truth always protect me. Psalm 40:11 NIV

NEW CD- THREE TIMES NO AND THEN, A YES!!

Did you hit a wall of discouragement in your life? Were you on the edge of something great just to discover it was all in vain? In John chapter one, they approached John with the hope he will be Christ. Yes, they expected Jesus to appear on the scene but then realize it was John.  John told them three times NO, NO, NO. No, I am not the Christ, not Elijah and not a prophet. Although they heard the word no, three times, they were not aware that Christ was already in their territory and about to be revealed.  Your seasons of constant NO’S are about to end for what you hoped for is about to happen. There is a major announcement coming your way, and your ears will finally hear what you hoped for. Your healing will come, and your provision will be demonstrated right in front of your eyes. You will hear the word YES in no uncertain terms. I absolutely recommend you get this CD for it will help you realize your miracle at your door.

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FEBRUARY & MARCH MINISTRY SCHEDULE

Central Assembly of God

January 27 – 29, 2013

Angleton, TX

(979) 849-1208

Christian Life Assembly

February 10 – 12, 2013

Chambersburg, PA

(717) 267-1280

Palace of Praise

February 17-29, 2013

Poplar Bluff, MO

(573) 785-4232

Dyersburg First Assembly of God

February 24 – 26, 2013

Dyersburg, TN

(731) 285-4503

Oasis Church

March 3-March 5, 2013

Garland, TX

(972) 203-3522

Calvary Assembly of God

March 10 – 13, 2013

Beckley, WV

(304) 252-0717

Destiny Church of Cedar Hill

March 24, 2013

Cedar Hill, TX

(972) 291-6058

PUT 2012 BEHIND YOU AND TRUST AGAIN

Many of our dear partners had challenging times in 2012. I encourage you to trust again. What is trust? John 13:7 Jesus answered and said to him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but you will know after this.” To me the highest level of faith is trust especially when I cannot figure out logically what is going on and if God is doing something that is beyond my ability to understand. Can I trust God when I do not understand God? Can I allow Him to do a work in my life that I will not understand till afterwards?

My discovery – HE IS TRUSTWORTHY!

I saw the Lord. I heard the call, and I will go. Join me and let us answer His Call and make 2013 a year that the enemy will regret,  because he is about to lose millions of souls that chooses life and eternity with Jesus.

Launching, Living, Leaving a Legacy,

ANDRE VAN ZYL

 

Exit to Enter

Dear Friend and Partner,

By His grace we are standing strong in our pursuit of the Lord.  He is our source of comfort and for Him we live.  I know that is your passion to and what a joy to come to you with a word to encourage and strengthen you in your pursuit of the Lord.

We all love the Lord and we all follow His voice in our pursuit of what He has in store for us.  Joshua and two million Jews had their testing’s and trials and then they realized there is more than just walking in circles for forty years.  We all arrive at a place in our lives where we realize we are moving but we are not progressive in what we do.  Walking in circles may have you on the move but you are not going anywhere.  How do we get out of that thing that keep us going but we never arrive?  How sad that we walk and walk but never arrive at a place of destiny and greater purpose.  We all seek purpose in life but how do we arrive at that place?

To arrive at a place of significance one sometimes need to make changes.  Changes will bring you to challenges.  Challenges will bring you to obstacles.  Obstacles could get you to going back to where you just came from for why will you follow your dream if it entails trouble.  God spoke to Joshua and told him to lead God’s people out from walking in circles and get them to the Promised Land He had in mind for them. Yes we all know that story but sometimes we need to have another look at it to learn truth for present day challenges.  The Word of God is almost like  a mirror that you can hold up at any given time and find a story in there that reflect your current situation.

God spoke to Joshua very clear in how they should go about and that they need to follow the ark. The Ark is a type of the Holy Spirit and the command was that they should leave a certain distance between them and the Ark in order to know how and where to follow.  Before God revealed the pathway they should follow the Ark.  Only The Holy Spirit knows how to get you there.

Only The Holy Spirit can lead and direct you and me.  Ideas of man could be helpful but unless His Spirit lead and direct us we simply know not.  Once God did that He said something that caught my eyes and I have this in my heart for many years.

“YOU HAVE NEVER PASSED THIS WAY BEFORE”

In Joshua 3:4b you will find these words … for you have never passed this way before … Your dream is not always where you want it to be. It could be via a road you have never been on before.  Your destiny always entails faith.  You have never gone this way before tells me you will have to believe that it is God all the way for you are on a road with no familiar signs. Why can the Lord not do it where I am aware of how it works and what it takes?  Faith must be involved and in the familiar you and I need not to use faith for the way is familiar.  Faith pleases God and oh how He enjoys it when He sees us running after Him, believing against all odds.

I rather believe a God word in the unknown than man’s promises in the known.  God’s word is a given.  He is the Word.  If His word fails He is a failure and needless to ask, have God ever failed?  No never.  He holds the earth and all the galaxies out there in His hand.  Not one single day did the galaxies tumble or go out of line for He balance them, keep it in place and keep our life’s on track.  He is your one single reason to never doubt.  To enter His perfect plan for our life we need to learn how to exit.  We must exit from the old to enter the new.  Exit does not mean you failed.  To exit from where you were is to know that the time has come to enter the better.  The Promised Land was the land of milk and honey but Israel could not take the old with them.  Exit from where you are sets you up to enter the new.  Exit to enter is something we all need to learn and by doing that we will progressively move with His cloud all the time.

15 NEW TENT-CHURCHES IN NEXT 10 WEEKS

In the next 10 weeks we will plant 15 more tent churches.  Africa celebrates.  These are dear African pastors who labor under the most difficult circumstances.  Let us thank the Lord for our central heating in our modern buildings when these men and women preach this Gospel in these tents.  This is where the poor will come to hear His word. The offerings are almost zero so the local pastor who does this need to work a day job himself.  Amongst these 15 pastors we have two women pastors.  They also pray for America for they are aware this gift to them came from the USA.  Let us rejoice by being able to do this.

PASTOR JIM RUDDY ON SPIRIT OF PRAYER

One way to speak of the Spirit of Prayer is to understand the meaning of the word “enthusiasm.” The Greek root éntheos means, “to have a god within” or “to be god-possessed!” The Spirit of Prayer is not simply mouthing words before a distant God in hope that He will respond in some favorable way, but rather, it is to be so possessed by the Spirit of God that the words we speak arise from His heart to ultimately bring forth His plans and purposes upon the earth. As Kingdom-minded leaders, it is not enough that we take our prayers to God so that He can hear our voices; instead we must be overtaken with The Spirit of Prayer so that we become His voice to the world. Spurgeon once cried, “We need red-hot, white-hot men who glow with intense heat; whom you cannot approach without feeling that your heart is getting warmer; who burn their way in all positions straight on to the desired work; men like thunderbolts flung from Jehovah’s hand, crashing through every opposing thing, till they have reached the target aimed at; men impelled by Omnipotence!”

NEW CD – I SWEAR I WILL BLESS YOU

Who used this strong language?  The answer is, God.  What made God to swear like this? God gave the reason Himself. “For you have done this thing”.  There is a thing that caused God to use these words.  We do not find God speaking like this every day.  God said “I swear by myself I will bless you”.  Amazing.  The bottom line truth that made God do this was obedience.  Obedience to God is a sacrifice rated extremely high.  Abraham became obedient even when God did not make sense in what He asked. We are all obedient as long as we understand why.  Not Abraham.  He was obedient beyond understanding.  God ask Abraham to do something God was against but, it was a test of Abraham’s faith in God. The act was human sacrifice.  Abraham was willing to do it and then he triggered God to swear at him.  Are you willing to follow God when it does not make sense? If you can answer yes, and do it that will get God’s attention to you.  What Abraham thought he will sacrifice, he never gave.  It was a test.  This CD will encourage you to be faithful no matter what the sacrifice, for in the end it will pay off beyond your wildest dreams..  I highly recommend you to listen to this.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is shy he does it.  Whatever you do, work at is with all your heart, as working for the lord, not for men…It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23, 24 NIV

The measure of a man is not what he does on Sunday, but rather who he is Monday through Saturday. …that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work. Colossians 1:10 NIV

Your Friend,

Andre van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS

The Smell of People

My Dear Friend,

Greetings in Jesus name. I am at your door with anticipation. I carry on me the burden He has for people and want to share His love with you. To love; we need time as love is something that needs to be demonstrated. This “quick fix day” we live in has no time for real passionate love to one another the way Jesus told us to demonstrate it. Let us love one another and make time for one another.

THE SMELL OF AFRICA ON MY ARRIVAL

Something private – There has been many times that I’ve arrived in South Africa and I greet the black Africans with these words: “Viva South Africa”. Then they will all answer me back by saying, “Viva”. Numerous times I told Naomi, “it is so good to smell Africa”. It just does something to me. During my recent trip, I ministered to several thousands of people. When I made the altar call, thousands flocked to the altar. One Sunday morning was special. I am not sure why that specific morning, but as I stood in His presence looking at thousands of hungry people, I smelled something again. This was not the smell of human bodies. It was a smell in my spirit.

Suddenly, I felt the cry of God’s heart for people on me and in me. I almost felt He called me again to the masses in need. I saw in a glimpse eternity and realized I am standing in front of so many whom I can position for eternity by the Grace of God. I felt like a Lion hungry to enter Africa and usher them in by the masses. It is almost like I had God’s nostrils on me to smell the need of humanity the way He does. I am not sure if I even make sense to you, my dear partner, but I came back to the US so burdened for people. God loves people, and that is why He sent His Son Jesus to die for humanity. This is the Gospel story. He loves us, and He makes time for us. Let us love the way He does and make time for one another the way He does.

THE HEART OF THE FATHER AND THE PRODIGAL SON

When you read Luke chapter 15, you will see what I what I referred to in my opening paragraphs. The prodigal son left his father’s house, took his inheritance and lost it all. The son came back to the father’s house, and I want to highlight verse 20 today.

“And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.”

The son returned but not even being home the father saw him. God’s eyes are constantly watching out for us. Constantly, there is this desire from His side to embrace humanity in her desperateness. It is this hunger for humanity that we need to have to really understand who God is. He loves people in a way we can never understand. Sometimes we are blessed to get a glimpse into what He must have felt like, and I believe I had such a moment recently in Africa. It’s these kinds of experiences that inspire us to do the extraordinary to bring people to the Lord.

PASSION FOR PEOPLE

Unless we have a passion for people, we have no ministry. Ministry can never be effective unless it is birthed in the fire of passion. Being busy and doing nice things is not bad at all but could be separated from what our real calling is. Thank you my dear friend and partner that you stand with us in this 24/7 pursuit after the Heart of God. Touching, encouraging, strengthening, building, helping, and supporting are just a few aspects of being Jesus to others. It drains us from all our strength and it burdens us beyond explanation but at the end of the day it calculates to a sum total in heaven that will only be revealed in eternity. You are a crucial part of this great journey of passion for people.

“When the father saw him…” These are the words that caught my eye. When God laid His eyes on his offspring something happened. Let us lay our eyes on the winning line and let us never lose sight of that. When the father saw him, he had compassion. Seeing the need should never make you and I stand cold and irresponsible. Seeing the need is what should burden us. When the father saw him, he was filled with compassion and then things started to happen.

SEEING HIS SON ACTIVATED THE FATHER

Sometimes I will add a simple picture in my newsletter for the purpose of seeing. Just a simple picture can leave a burden on you. Let us be like the father of the prodigal son, and let us get ready to blow kisses where love is needed. Let us carry with us a robe to restore honor, rings, and sandals as well as a fatted calf to celebrate the homecoming of precious people into the Kingdom of our Lord. This is the crux of the Gospel. Seeing, embracing, and restoring.

When I saw the masses on my recent tour to South Africa coming to the Lord, it captivated my heart. I smelled people in a way I can never explain. I felt His Fathers heart in my heart. David smelled like sheep because David worked with sheep all the time. Sheep speak of people and that is the heart of the Father. See my special CD of the month on this very truth. The Father of the prodigal saw him and then he ran towards him and the rest is known. Healing, restoration, and celebration followed. Let us always carry His smell upon us. People will see it and feel safe in your environment.


NUGGETS FOR MEN

Never allow your sense of self to become associated with your sense of job. If your job vanishes, yourself doesn’t.

What advantage does man have in all his work which he does under the sun? A generation goes and a generation comes, but the earth remains forever. Ecclesiastes 1:3, 4 NASB

Show me a man who will not do little things and I’ll show you a man who cannot be trusted to do big things.

You have been faithful and trustworthy over a little; I will put you in charge of much. Matthew 25:21 AMP

Shallow men believe in luck… strong men believe in cause and effect.

Be no deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Gal: 6:7

UPCOMING USA MEETINGS

September 16 – 20, 2012

Oasis Church

Pastor Barney Huie

Garland, TX

(972) 203-3522

September 23 – 25, 2012

First Assembly of God of Greater New Kensington

Pastor Dan Carver

Arnold, PA

(724) 337-3889

September 30 – October 2, 2012

Christ Alive Church

Pastor Mark Ivy

Newton, NC

(828) 465-5483

October 7 – October 10, 2012

The Potters House

Pastor Tim Oldfield

Columbus, Ohio

(614) 279-2311

October 21 – October 23, 2012

Rock of Grace Family Ministries

Pastor Mark Biel

Kinsman, OH

(330) 924-4431

NEW CD RELEASE – THE SMELL OF SHEEP

God had such a need for a king to lead His people. Saul missed the Lord and only had his own interests at heart. He found David. David had the smell of sheep upon him and that attracts God. The sheep speaks of people and people are what God is after. Several boys from the house of Jesse could have become king but God chose David. David was the eighth boy and eight speaks of the anointing. Let us become that person He so desires. Why living a life that does not please God. “The smell of sheep” is an odor that should be upon us all the time. David killed a bear and a lion in order to protect the sheep. Let us be people that will care the way He cares. This truth will open your eyes for what counts for God. If we care for His agenda He will usher us in for favor at the right time. Your appointed time is at hand. Get ready!

The Lord is so faithful as always. Amazing things are happening. Make sure you join us in the meetings. It is simply amazing how He never sleeps or slumbers. He touches, heals, and delivers meeting after meeting. His power is like an ocean and wave after wave of His goodness overwhelms His people. People keeps coming and He keeps on blessing them. I look so much forward to see you in one of the upcoming meetings.

Friends forever by His Grace,

Andre and Naomi van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATONS

Living His Life

Dear Partner and Friend,

God is our Friend, and He surely partners with us.  This makes us friends and partners for we all are befriended with one another because He is the glue which hold us all together.  I consider you a friend not based on our accomplishments or what we do for one another but we are connected because of His incredible love that has glued us all together for such a joyful time such as this.  We are all cleansed by His precious blood that was shed on the Cross of Calvary.  His blood made us family.  Let us always understand our connection is based on His work on the Cross.

“Living the life” are the words that came to me as I am flying between Harrisburg and Atlanta.  Having traveled the world and seeing all the activities you can possibly find in the church, one comes to the point where you ask questions to yourself.  What is the bigger picture?  Where does this all lead to?  What will the sum total look like when all is said and done?  Asking these questions, I hear His Spirit say: “Live My life son, live My life”.  Live My Life!!! When we study the life of Jesus and get to the point that we live just that, we have accomplished the maximum in this life.

WHAT PEOPLE NEED

We all have daily activities running here and there. Once we have done our daily running of errands, we all come home with a feeling of “I accomplished something today”. Once we implement what we just learned from running here and there, we all feel satisfied that we have done our duty.   We do the same in church.  We get so involved in “the work of the Lord” that we sometimes miss “the Lord of the work”.  Once you have done this a few times, you start to ask questions as previously mentioned. Once you have asked these questions a few times over and years have gone by, you realize something is still missed in the midst of all our busyness.  It is then that the voice of The Holy Spirit comes and says, “Live my Life son”.  Complete peace and satisfaction is only to be found in living His life. Once you discovered that, all other errands fall away.  There are many so called urgent and impressive things to do in this life that actually counts for nothing when all is said and done.

WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS

The world is not in need of conferences, religious announcements or slogans that we use in church.  The world is not in need of dynamic speakers and slogans thrown at them from pulpits.  The world is in desperate need of ordinary Christians “living the Life of Christ” in an ordinary way. That will change the world.  Let us live it.  Let us exhibit what He is, who He is and how He would have done it.  Let us ask the Lord to deliver us once and for all from all our pretensions and learn to live a life that others would love to follow.

Being 32 years in ministry, I am less and less impressed with religious activities.  You can no longer impress me with the mentioning of household names and make me run after them.  I have a hunger to be like Jesus and desire no acknowledgements for that.  I want to be like Him, that’s it.  I am convinced that once we stand before Him, we will realize how many things we were involved in we should never have done. Let us live it, exhibit it and release it.

I challenge all our dear partners to once again “live the life”, or Living His Life.  What do I mean by this statement?  Live His life so that people can see Jesus in everyday life and not Jesus in a pulpit.  By doing this, you will impress heaven like never before.  I love you dearly enough to share this simple truth as He gave it to me. Here it is again.  Put these words into your spirit and remind yourself this is what Jesus said.  “Live My life son, live my life”.

BACK FROM AFRICA

Thank you for always remembering us.  We can only do what He empowers us to do.  A mandate from God is where He has given your authority and favor.  I have a heart for Africa.  There are so many challenges.  Spreading the Gospel of Jesus is many times a risky and challenging experience.  Many obstacles are in our way, but the power of the Holy Spirit breaks them all.  Planting a church is one aspect of ministry, but strengthening the work of the Lord is just as challenging.  Your prayers and support keep us going.

I ministered for many in several meetings and saw the strength of Jesus in a powerful way.  The Holy Spirit empowered many as they’re in the midst of challenges.  I visited our House for abandoned children in Cape Town.  The children in the New Beginnings Center are doing great.  This center needs help in so many ways.  Pray every day for the Lord to supply more than 3,000 meals.  Our pastors are doing great.  I met more leaders that need our help in training to be better leaders.  The joy of this all is to see how the power of the name of Jesus makes inroads into the world of darkness.  Africa is an attraction to Jesus, for He is drawn towards brokenness and desperateness.

I also met and ministered to our next generation leaders.  These are young upcoming pastors who need mentoring fathers in their lives.  Let us empower our next generation for they have a great job on their hands.

NEW CD – RESSURRECTION AT THE GATE OF THE TEMPLE

At the gate of the Temple, Peter found a paralyzed man asking for alms. Peter made it clear that he has no silver or gold but offered the man something more.  He resurrected the man who was in this condition from his mother’s womb.  Peter could have reasoned that God wanted him that way or he was destined to be a beggar. God’s power and ability does not leave you in a beggar’s position.  Clean your gate from unnecessary distractions.  As long as this man was at the gate, it had a negative reflection on what the Temple stood for.  God will heal and restore you for the testimony of who He is must be seen through you.  Strongholds at the gates of many believers is about to be removed, and the testimony of His name will be restored.  Listening to this CD, God will deliver many from things they have learned to live with. God never intended for you to have bondage’s. I highly recommend this to be heard.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

Men will spend their health getting wealth; then gladly pay all they have earned to get health back.

People who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge men into ruin and destruction. 1 Timothy 6:9 NIV

No person was ever honored for what they received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave.

The righteous giveth and spareth not. Proverbs 21:26

CAPTURED IN HIS PRESENCE   

No power can ever do what His presence does.  There is simply no substitute for the Holy Spirit.  I see His power week after week in operation.  The greatest blessing is to see someone walk into a meeting and walk out completely changed.  I use the words of a pastor who recently made this remark:  “I love it when I see how God touches my people”.  He is a God that loves us so much to heal, deliver and touch us in a way no man can do.  I decree, with great boldness and a thankful heart, which the Holy Spirit still works in a formidable way in every meeting.  I have probably done meetings untold in 32 years and am so used to seeing His power in action.   Sitting here and writing you, I once again realize that in those moments when the Holy Spirit interacts with each of us can never be appraised in dollars and cents. His presence is our life and being.  People need the Lord, and He is ready to embrace His people.  The testimonies are overwhelming as many came to me in so many cities all over the USA telling me how the Lord healed, delivered, and changed their lives in the meetings.  Let us stay captured by Him, for outside His presence there is no life.

Upcoming US Meetings

August 5 – 8, 2012

Back Mountain Harvest Assembly of God

Pastor Dan Miller

Trucksville, PA

(570) 696-1128

August 12 – 14, 2012

Mont Belvieu Assembly of God

Pastor Donald Gibson

Mont Belvieu, TX

(570) 696-1128

August 19 – 21, 2012

Central Assembly of God

Pastor Brad Du Bose

Angleton, TX

(979) 849-1208

August 26 – 28, 2012

First Assembly of God

Pastor Ryan Pate

Muleshoe, TX

(806) 566-6053

September 9 – 12, 2012

New Destiny Church

Pastor Deon Lett

Saint Petersburg, FL

(727) 576-7374

September 16 – 20, 2012

Oasis Church

Pastor Barney Huie

Garland, TX

(972) 203-3522

September 23 – 25, 2012

First Assembly of God of Greater New Kensington

Pastor Dan Carver

Arnold, PA

(724) 337-3889

I bless you in the name of Jesus.  I decree His goodness over you. I announce with the Psalmist for His goodness and mercy to follow you wherever you may go all the days of your life.

Shalom,

Andre van Zyl

 

SPEAK TO YOUR GATE

Special Greetings to You,

I pray that this letter finds you strong and healthy in Jesus. We are surrounded by so many challenges but we have the answer. God has put words in our mouth that come from our new born spirit to address these challenges.

In Acts chapter three, Peter approached the temple for worship and found a major challenge at the gate, a lame man asking for alms. Many entered the temple that day giving them what they wanted. Peter and John arrived at the temple, and Peter made it clear to the man that he does not have silver and gold. Silver and gold was what he wanted although his needs were resurrected from a lifelong problem.

SILVER AND GOLD DOES NOT SATISFY ALL NEEDS

Many gave this man silver and gold for that is what they had and that was what he wanted. Silver and gold never resurrected him, and although he got what he wanted, they had to give it to him again and again as he would be back at the gate tomorrow for another hand out. Peter could not give him what he asked for. Peter knew he had no money, but he offered him something he had.

…BUT WHAT I DO HAVE…

The first thing we need to notice is that Peter knew what he did not have. It is so important for us to know where our strength is and where it is not. Not having silver and gold does not make you ineffective. Peter said, I do not have, and then in the same breath he said but, “… what I do have …” Peter now went further and told this man, in the name of Jesus, to rise up and walk. WOW!!! Rise up and walk! Not having silver and gold does not mean we lack in other areas. In fact, if we only had more people who could excel in this area.

THE WRONG FOCUS

The lame man was in a paralyzed condition from his mother’s womb. He never saw himself walking and never asked for resurrection. He must have made peace knowing that he would be in that condition forever. Is it so crucial that we never accept things to be the way they are just because they have been that way for a long time? Do not allow a circumstance that was brought over you or a defect you were born with become your final status. Never allow the wrong to look right when it is in essence a wrong. God has the ability to adjust things in your life that you have never seen in an adjusted way. This is so powerful. There are wrongs in my life that I made peace with not knowing there are higher powers that can adjust that. Being lame from his mother’s womb could have become his motto in life, I was born this way. I was born to be a beggar. I was born to suffer. Someone who understood his authority in Christ stopped this lie at the gate of the temple that day.

DO NOT ACCEPT THE CURRENT STATUS OF THINGS

Get another opinion. There is more than one option. What you are is not necessarily what a person can become.  Peter walked in a revelation of Christ’s resurrection power that the other people at the temple obviously did not walk in. The house of resurrection needs to live up to its name. Don’t make the house of God a place to beg when it is a place where beggars can be transformed into walkers. Your current status is about to change for God is about to send people into your life. You will be introduced to a revelation you have never walked in or expected. It will come to you because of someone else that walked in that revelation. Always surround yourself with people that can take you higher. Never settle for what you know for there is always another discovery to be made. Never stop pioneering; for in our pioneering we discover new heights and horizons.

ADDRESS IT AND POSITION IT

Do not wait on things to happen. Peter used the name of Jesus when he said rise up and walk. Then peter did something else that we in this modern day do not always understand. Peter grabbed the man by the hand and lifted him up. He lifted him up for what reason? Peter lifted the man with human strength to the very position he needed to be in to start his new life and new walk. Faith is more than a statement. Faith includes a grab by the hand and a position for a walk. You can quote all the scriptures you may know and still have nothing to show. Position your challenge for a walk. Once Peter positioned this man, life came into the ankle bones. Life did not come after Peter commanded the man to walk. Life came into the ankle bones after the positioning.

Put things in place. Rearrange your life for a power encounter. Change things ahead of time and tell others you position things for what you believe is coming. SAY IT, THEN POSITION IT AND THINGS WILL WALK THAT HAS NEVER WALKED. Do not accept things to be just because you have never seen it differently. No one has ever seen this man walking but Peter made him walk because there is Jesus who can make things operative in your life you have never seen.

DANCING WITH YOUR CHALLENGE

Use your imagination. The people were dancing and praising God in the temple when the same man who was paralyzed at the gate of the temple joined them worshipping God. The problem at the gate that no one could ever address is now part of the praise. What a day when the problem at the gate lined up with what we preach from our pulpits.

The power in this message is this: Your greatest challenges that suck you empty will soon join you in celebration never to challenge you again. Today could be the last time you will carry your burden to the temple. Today, your burden will walk home never to burden you again.

I ANNOUNCE OVER OUR PARTNERS:

God is about to clean up your gates from issues and difficulties for the day of celebration is at hand. You have the authority to decree your gate and let your burden join the praises and let the walk back to freedom begin.

NUGGETS FOR MEN

1. The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small Proverbs 24:10

2. Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment… trust in money and you may have it taken from you… But trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity. It is better to take refute in the Lord than to trust in man Psalm 118:8 NIV

CD OF THE MONTH – “A WORD OR “THE” WORD

In 1 Kings 20-, Benhadad, king of Syria, threatened Ahab, king of Israel that he will take their wife’s, children as well as their gold and silver. These threats occurred more than once and attacks were launched against Israel. Three times God sent His prophet to give Ahab God’s word. Remember, for every word from God the enemy fabricates “a” word to try and contradict what God said. It is “a” word against “THE” word. God even knew what the enemy spoke in privacy and revealed that to His prophet. The end result is His word will prevail and God will secure your name and your safety. No single word from the enemy can ever undo His word over your life. This CD is crucial in your life.

YOU, OUR GLOBAL PARTNER

Never under estimate your seed sown into this ministry. You are a global partner. What we do is what you are; for your seed helps us to go global. I cannot emphasize this truth enough. You are a crucial part of our ministry, and I wish I had the ability to make this clearer than before. Thank you for your support. It may be small but remember every drop of rain adds up. I feel like using the words of the Apostle Paul. “I am in debt to you”. Thank you for eleven faithful years standing with us. Another 11 and I will be into my seventies. Let us run this race and not get weary. God will reward us greatly if we complete the race. I love you dearly my friend. Included is our envelope for your seed to be sent back to our office in Atlanta.

NEW ADDRESS

Please take note of our new mailing address. Do not use the previous old envelopes as that post office closed down. The new mailing address is:

PO Box 1027, Dacula, GA 30019

You, I and our God together, are a winning team.

Andre van Zyl

 

 

WALKING IN THE UNKNOWN

Dear Friend,

Special greetings to you. Did you start the year with great expectations? Did you also hope that by the middle of this year you would have more answers than questions? I think we can all say yes.

THE WORLD OF THE UNKNOWN

The world of the unknown is a simple reality to every person on the face of this earth. The unknown is never an indication of you missing out on something. The unknown is what it is: Things not known. The unknown’s in life can bring insecurity and instability, but we do not need to know it all in order to have peace. It is insecure feelings that can become a tool in the hand of the enemy.  Guilt feelings such as, “You should have known”, or “Could have known”, should not leave you living in guilt. Peace from God gives us security when questions are still unanswered. Peace is never based on knowing all facts or having all the insights into tomorrow. God is our peace and having God is to live in peace when questions are still unanswered.

WALKING NOT KNOWING

Hebrews 11:8- “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called out to the place which he would receive an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

Abraham must have had insecure feelings about what he was doing. He obeyed in spite of insecure areas in his understanding. This verse clearly says he did not know the direction. He was going not knowing where he was going. Abraham must have found himself in situations where nothing made sense. When things do make sense, we say it is God. Not knowing where you are going does not make sense but somehow a greater power is here at work.

This verse starts with two powerful words namely, by faith. Faith gets you to go where your senses will lose it. Believing God, in spite of the odds against you, does not always make sense. The songwriter wrote a song with the words: We walk by faith and not by sight. Sight is the senses but our faith can get us where our senses will never enter. By faith, Abraham walked to his promise while feeling insecure at times.

FEELING FOREIGN IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Hebrews 11:9- By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.

Abraham found himself in the land of promise still feeling foreign. Our unknown is understandable as God is taking us into something so new that unless the foreign comes with it, it is not new. Most people prefer the comfortable feeling of the known and are willing to spend their lives living in the obvious never experiencing the maximum that God has for them. By doing nothing you will never reach your maximum in life.  Abraham dwelt in the land of the promise feeling foreign. You can be close to your promise and still be exposed to insecurity.

The land of milk and honey was the land of maximum. Walking into the maximum still has that uncomfortable feeling to it. Abraham, in the promise land, still felt foreign. He dwelt in tents and had his two sons with him. Although Abraham felt foreign, he still included his sons into the promise. Faith in God is so strong that our weird and uncomfortable feelings cannot overwhelm us. Abraham even included his sons on this journey. Faith is knowledge that all will be fine in spite of the flesh feeling uncomfortable. Our spirit man can feel good about things when our flesh still fights it. Not knowing, should never keep you away from moving forward.

When all odds are against us and we feel like the foreign one in the room, come to peace with it. Your faith will bear fruit in spite of the odds.

GOD’S PROMISES INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN

Abraham took his sons with him. Walking in faith he realized that although he could not explain to his children what the future looks like he had to include them on the journey. Never think the unknown is too deep or too challenging for your children. Abraham exposed his two sons to the unknown journey, knowing that in the end it will benefit them. Can you imagine the respect these two boys must have had for their father? A true father will walk through the unknown by faith so that the next generation can walk in a harvest of the faith of the previous generation. Your current unknown is the hiding place of your greatest blessings that have the names of your children written on it.

FAITH SHINES IN THE MIDST OF A CHALLENGE

Faith cannot be operational in the land of the known. Faith is a power that can only be operational in the face of a challenge. Faith brings God into your life. Faith activates heaven to a degree nothing else can. Faith shines at its brightest when the challenge is at its highest. The challenge determines the faith level. Faith will get you to unknown places. Faith will make you do what will seem impossible. Faith makes you functional when man says you are a fool. Faith makes you operational when realists come to a standstill. Faith operates when reasoning gets to its end. Faith discovers what realists do not even know exist. Faith gets you into places that some do not even know is possible.

The west coast of America was an unknown until some of our pioneering forefathers said let us go. Some died on their way to the west coast of the USA. Today, millions live in the reality of the West coast of America because someone dared to believe there is more land to discover.

Your faith is a given. God gave every man a measure of faith. Allow your measure to be exposed so that your journey may began touching and obtaining the impossible. Someone believed we can have such a thing as electrical light when no one has ever seen such light. This person’s faith made it possible and now millions of people use electrical light. Someone else believed in flying as a possibility by watching the birds. Today, millions of people fly in planes when no one ever thought this was possible. There are many more impossibilities that will become possibilities. Maybe it is your measure of faith that will get us there.

FAITH WILL GET YOU TO YOUR INHERITANCE

An inheritance or promise is substance that one has to run after. Embrace your promise through faith and make it available to our heirs.  Heirs cannot embrace something the pioneer should first discover. Isaac and Jacob were heirs of something Abraham went after. Let us not give up on our calling for our sons and daughters could miss out. Abraham took the heirs of the promise with him knowing that is would be for their benefit. Include your children in your daily planning because what you establish today becomes their platform.  From there they will depart into their unknown to establish an inheritance for the next generation. Faith is what makes an inheritance possible for heirs. Unless we walk in faith and accomplish something, what do we leave behind?

Unknowns are a familiar when a person is walking in faith. Unknowns are not a curse. Unknowns are the confirmation that God is hiding something in your future, and he wants you to release the faith He gave you to go and get it.

DESTINY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNKNOWN

Two million Jews walked in frustrations for 40 years. They walked in circles going nowhere. By passing the same beacons as a person did previously, can be a sign of not being progressive. Many people do a lot of mileage going nowhere. We can easily get entangled in religious activities thinking we are moving forward not knowing we actually went no where.

Make absolutely sure your life is progressively moving in the right direction. After 40 years, Israel had to break out of a circle that became their bondage. Joshua was the man to lead them out. Moses is now dead. They could not go back. Even the bones of Moses were not to be found. God made sure they have no infrastructure to refer to. Joshua 3:4 says …for you have not passed this way before…

The land of milk and honey was on the other side of a major unknown. You have never gone this way before. Never means; never seen, never heard of, or never experienced. Never means; your memory has no reference to go back to or to refer to. Only the Holy Spirit can get you there. They had to follow the Ark. Following without knowing, just knowing the Holy Spirit knows. In verse 13, God expected the Priests to get their feet in the water first. There are always some leaders who need to show the way. They had to get in first. Their feet touching the water were the moment 2 million Jews got in touch with their inheritance. Come on!! My faith act is the reason millions can get into their destiny.

WE ARE ALL LEADERS

Maybe we have two or three following us and that makes us a leader. Mums lead their daughters, and Fathers lead their son’s. Fathers lead their families and yes, we are all leaders. I challenge you dear friend. Trust in the Lord one more time. Get in the water and touch the very thing that brings fear. The Jordan River, which they thought they can never cross over were the exact obstacle they had to overcome to reach the Promise Land. Touch it and get in. Millions are waiting. Our unknowns are about to disappear the moment someone touches the fear factor. Your fear factor is the very place where your miracle is about to be manifested. Your unknowns are the breeding ground for your greatest breakthrough. You will obtain knowledge about the faithfulness of the Lord that will only come to you by getting in touch with your unknown. What does this mean?

Once we overcome our current unknown we will walk in a fresh KNOWN of who the Lord is. The Promised Land was bigger than the 40 years of circles. There Promised Land was waiting just on the other side of the unknown. Oh how do I feel the presence of the Lord at the moment? I know God better since I have trusted him. I understand His mighty deeds better than ever before since I dared to believe His promises. Thank God I trusted Him. Thank God I believed His promises in the past. Let us move forward, for our greater is on the other side of the unknown. Faith will get us there. Faith will accomplish it. By faith, Abraham was GOING not KNOWING, BUT GOING. Are you going?

MISSIONS TOUR – JULY 13 – AUGUST 1, 2012

Thank you for your love for this most important aspect of ministry. Naomi and I will once again be back in Africa where we were born and raised. I will minister in our Bible school of 700 plus pastors. We will visit some of our older tent churches and also visit with leaders concerning new church plants. We will also go to The New Beginnings Center; a place where 1100 gathers for help. (See our separate report on New Beginnings Center) I will also go and see the bread ministry where approximately 1000 people come daily for bread. In Cape Town, we will visit the House of Sunshine orphanage and get a firsthand update on the needs of these precious little children. See our separate report on Ray of Sunshine orphanage. I will also minister in several churches during this ministry tour.

LIFE’S REFLECTIONS

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?” And then he screams to the mountain: “Answer me!” The voice answers: “Answer me!” Angered at the response, he…screams: “Coward!” He receives the answer: “Coward!” He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?” The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.” Again the man screams: “You are a champion!” The voice answers: “You are a champion!”
The boy is surprised, but does not understand. Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life. Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”

YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU!

Andre van Zyl

 

Walking in the Unknown

Dear Friend,

Special greetings to you. It is the beginning of summer and almost in the middle of 2012. Did you start the year with great expectations? Did you also hope that by the middle of this year you would have more answers than questions? I think we can all say yes.

THE WORLD OF THE UNKNOWN

The world of the unknown is a simple reality to every person on the face of this earth. The unknown is never an indication of you missing out on something. The unknown is what it is: Things not known. The unknown’s in life can bring insecurity and instability, but we do not need to know it all in order to have peace. It is insecure feelings that can become a tool in the hand of the enemy.  Guilt feelings such as, “You should have known”, or “Could have known”, should not leave you living in guilt. Peace from God gives us security when questions are still unanswered. Peace is never based on knowing all facts or having all the insights into tomorrow. God is our peace and having God is to live in peace when questions are still unanswered.

WALKING NOT KNOWING

Hebrews 11:8- “By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called out to the place which he would receive an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”

Abraham must have had insecure feelings about what he was doing. He obeyed in spite of insecure areas in his understanding. This verse clearly says he did not know the direction. He was going not knowing where he was going. Abraham must have found himself in situations where nothing made sense. When things do make sense, we say it is God. Not knowing where you are going does not make sense but somehow a greater power is here at work.

This verse starts with two powerful words namely, by faith. Faith gets you to go where your senses will lose it. Believing God, in spite of the odds against you, does not always make sense. The songwriter wrote a song with the words: We walk by faith and not by sight. Sight is the senses but our faith can get us where our senses will never enter. By faith, Abraham walked to his promise while feeling insecure at times.

FEELING FOREIGN IN THE RIGHT PLACE

Hebrews 11:9- By faith he dwelt in the land of promise as in a foreign country, dwelling in tents, with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise.

Abraham found himself in the land of promise still feeling foreign. Our unknown is understandable as God is taking us into something so new that unless the foreign comes with it, it is not new. Most people prefer the comfortable feeling of the known and are willing to spend their lives living in the obvious never experiencing the maximum that God has for them. By doing nothing you will never reach your maximum in life.  Abraham dwelt in the land of the promise feeling foreign. You can be close to your promise and still be exposed to insecurity.

The land of milk and honey was the land of maximum. Walking into the maximum still has that uncomfortable feeling to it. Abraham, in the promise land, still felt foreign. He dwelt in tents and had his two sons with him. Although Abraham felt foreign, he still included his sons into the promise. Faith in God is so strong that our weird and uncomfortable feelings cannot overwhelm us. Abraham even included his sons on this journey. Faith is knowledge that all will be fine in spite of the flesh feeling uncomfortable. Our spirit man can feel good about things when our flesh still fights it. Not knowing, should never keep you away from moving forward.

When all odds are against us and we feel like the foreign one in the room, come to peace with it. Your faith will bear fruit in spite of the odds.

GOD’S PROMISES INCLUDE YOUR CHILDREN

Abraham took his sons with him. Walking in faith he realized that although he could not explain to his children what the future looks like he had to include them on the journey. Never think the unknown is too deep or too challenging for your children. Abraham exposed his two sons to the unknown journey, knowing that in the end it will benefit them. Can you imagine the respect these two boys must have had for their father? A true father will walk through the unknown by faith so that the next generation can walk in a harvest of the faith of the previous generation. Your current unknown is the hiding place of your greatest blessings that have the names of your children written on it.

FAITH SHINES IN THE MIDST OF A CHALLENGE

Faith cannot be operational in the land of the known. Faith is a power that can only be operational in the face of a challenge. Faith brings God into your life. Faith activates heaven to a degree nothing else can. Faith shines at its brightest when the challenge is at its highest. The challenge determines the faith level. Faith will get you to unknown places. Faith will make you do what will seem impossible. Faith makes you functional when man says you are a fool. Faith makes you operational when realists come to a standstill. Faith operates when reasoning gets to its end. Faith discovers what realists do not even know exist. Faith gets you into places that some do not even know is possible.

The west coast of America was an unknown until some of our pioneering forefathers said let us go. Some died on their way to the west coast of the USA. Today, millions live in the reality of the West coast of America because someone dared to believe there is more land to discover.

Your faith is a given. God gave every man a measure of faith. Allow your measure to be exposed so that your journey may began touching and obtaining the impossible. Someone believed we can have such a thing as electrical light when no one has ever seen such light. This person’s faith made it possible and now millions of people use electrical light. Someone else believed in flying as a possibility by watching the birds. Today, millions of people fly in planes when no one ever thought this was possible. There are many more impossibilities that will become possibilities. Maybe it is your measure of faith that will get us there.

FAITH WILL GET YOU TO YOUR INHERITANCE

An inheritance or promise is substance that one has to run after. Embrace your promise through faith and make it available to our heirs.  Heirs cannot embrace something the pioneer should first discover. Isaac and Jacob were heirs of something Abraham went after. Let us not give up on our calling for our sons and daughters could miss out. Abraham took the heirs of the promise with him knowing that is would be for their benefit. Include your children in your daily planning because what you establish today becomes their platform.  From there they will depart into their unknown to establish an inheritance for the next generation. Faith is what makes an inheritance possible for heirs. Unless we walk in faith and accomplish something, what do we leave behind?

Unknowns are a familiar when a person is walking in faith. Unknowns are not a curse. Unknowns are the confirmation that God is hiding something in your future, and he wants you to release the faith He gave you to go and get it.

DESTINY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE UNKNOWN

Two million Jews walked in frustrations for 40 years. They walked in circles going nowhere. By passing the same beacons as a person did previously, can be a sign of not being progressive. Many people do a lot of mileage going nowhere. We can easily get entangled in religious activities thinking we are moving forward not knowing we actually went no where.

Make absolutely sure your life is progressively moving in the right direction. After 40 years, Israel had to break out of a circle that became their bondage. Joshua was the man to lead them out. Moses is now dead. They could not go back. Even the bones of Moses were not to be found. God made sure they have no infrastructure to refer to. Joshua 3:4 says …for you have not passed this way before…

The land of milk and honey was on the other side of a major unknown. You have never gone this way before. Never means; never seen, never heard of, or never experienced. Never means; your memory has no reference to go back to or to refer to. Only the Holy Spirit can get you there. They had to follow the Ark. Following without knowing, just knowing the Holy Spirit knows. In verse 13, God expected the Priests to get their feet in the water first. There are always some leaders who need to show the way. They had to get in first. Their feet touching the water were the moment 2 million Jews got in touch with their inheritance. Come on!! My faith act is the reason millions can get into their destiny.

WE ARE ALL LEADERS

Maybe we have two or three following us and that makes us a leader. Mums lead their daughters, and Fathers lead their son’s. Fathers lead their families and yes, we are all leaders. I challenge you dear friend. Trust in the Lord one more time. Get in the water and touch the very thing that brings fear. The Jordan River, which they thought they can never cross over were the exact obstacle they had to overcome to reach the Promise Land. Touch it and get in. Millions are waiting. Our unknowns are about to disappear the moment someone touches the fear factor. Your fear factor is the very place where your miracle is about to be manifested. Your unknowns are the breeding ground for your greatest breakthrough. You will obtain knowledge about the faithfulness of the Lord that will only come to you by getting in touch with your unknown. What does this mean?

Once we overcome our current unknown we will walk in a fresh KNOWN of who the Lord is. The Promised Land was bigger than the 40 years of circles. There Promised Land was waiting just on the other side of the unknown. Oh how do I feel the presence of the Lord at the moment? I know God better since I have trusted him. I understand His mighty deeds better than ever before since I dared to believe His promises. Thank God I trusted Him. Thank God I believed His promises in the past. Let us move forward, for our greater is on the other side of the unknown. Faith will get us there. Faith will accomplish it. By faith, Abraham was GOING not KNOWING, BUT GOING. Are you going?

LIFE’S REFLECTIONS

A son and his father were walking on the mountains. Suddenly, his son falls, hurts himself and screams: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” To his surprise, he hears the voice repeating, somewhere in the mountain: “AAAhhhhhhhhhhh!!!” Curious, he yells: “Who are you?” He receives the answer: “Who are you?” And then he screams to the mountain: “Answer me!” The voice answers: “Answer me!” Angered at the response, he…screams: “Coward!” He receives the answer: “Coward!” He looks to his father and asks: “What’s going on?” The father smiles and says: “My son, pay attention.” Again the man screams: “You are a champion!” The voice answers: “You are a champion!”
The boy is surprised, but does not understand. Then the father explains: “People call this ECHO, but really this is LIFE. It gives you back everything you say or do. Our life is simply a reflection of our actions. If you want more love in the world, create more love in your heart. If you want more competence in your team, improve your competence. This relationship applies to everything, in all aspects of life. Life will give you back everything you have given to it.”

YOUR LIFE IS NOT A COINCIDENCE. IT’S A REFLECTION OF YOU!

Let us walk the walk of faith for soon we will enter that “promise” we all pioneer after

Andre van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS

7 More Miles

Dear Friend,

I am in debt to you my dear friend, partner and co-worker. What a joy to be at your door again and thank you for the privilege. I just returned from the great continent of Africa. Jesus is definitely also Lord of this great continent. The more I embrace the African people, the more I intend to do it again. You cannot help but to love them dearly.

Being back on US soil, I had the same feeling for Africa. Naomi and I both felt a strong call as we touched down days ago. God is about to do something for the American people. I have a fresh awareness over me that He is about to touch many in our upcoming meetings.

A NEW EXCITEMENT IN AMERICAN CHURCHES

Yes, since I wrote the above paragraph; it happened. It’s here! Awareness that He is watching us is overwhelming in the meetings. I love the words of John the Baptist in John 1:26 – 27 when he said, “… there stands One among you whom you do not know … whose sandal straps I am not worthy to lose.” Can you imagine the excitement amongst those who stood in that group? Someone among us whose sandal straps we are not worthy to lose. This is a thought to rethink. This is what is happening in the meetings. Jesus is watching the crowds and without any push, healing after healing starts to occur. I invite you to go out of your way to attend one of these meetings. It is going into a new level of excitement and joy with a freedom amongst the people that is electrifying. Young people that were cutting themselves are being delivered.

7 MORE MILES

I ministered recently on the two men on the road to Emmaus. Apart from all the great revelations that came out of this chapter in Luke 24, this one truth remains with me as I came back from South Africa. When the two men arrived in Emmaus on their journey from Jerusalem Luke 24:30 – 31, it says the following.

Now it came to pass as He sat at the table with them, that He took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened…

Since they ate this bread coming from His hands, they rose up in verse 33 and returned to Jerusalem. What was in this bread that made them turn around and walk the seven miles back to a place they literally left the same day in sadness? Why could they not stay overnight and then go back? What happened with the sadness and the tiredness they had in their bodies? These are all questions we may ask.

MISSION NOT COMPLETED IN EMMAUS

The key truth I feel the Holy Spirit wants me to share with you is that many of our perceptions of where we are in life will change once we spend quality time in His presence. What they thought was a 7 mile journey became a 14 mile journey. What they thought would end in sadness ended in gladness. Running away from a city called Jerusalem that was emerged in confusion became their new mission and destiny. Eating bread from His hands can set us up for many more years of purpose.

Are you at the end of what you think is the end? Did you arrive at what you think is the end of the road? One piece of divine bread will open your eyes and reset you for a new journey. Let us not settle for retirement now. Let us not come to conclusions that were born out of our frustrations and misconceptions. Let us not call Emmaus our destiny when our destiny lies in bigger places. Let us not settle for valleys when He promised us mountain tops.

ANGELS FOOD ON THE MENU WILL DETERMINE YOUR DESTINY

They ate bread blessed by Jesus. Do not allow the food and nourishments of this world to fill your plate. Do not allow the enemy to fill your plate with food that will harm you. The same manna that God rained over the two million Jews in the Old Testament and rescued them from a disaster was also criticized by others. In Numbers 21: 5, some called the manna “worthless bread”. The King James Bible refers to this verse and calls it light bread or bread with little value. Needless to say, it was the same bread that David calls “angel’s food”. Those who ate the bread had no feeble amongst them and all of their swollen feet were healed.

Be careful to bad mouth the bread that David called “Angel’s Food”, for it could be the bread that set you up for destiny. The moment Jesus served them bread in their village became a destiny moment. Depression will make you end in a valley of sadness. Eating divine bread in your moment of depression will make that place the departing place of purpose and destiny.

I DECREE, THIS IS YOUR DAY

Let us discern the hour. Let us take captive the moment. God is extending the lives of many believers. Your time is not over. Your end is not in sight. Your funeral is not in the making. Your sickness is not gravely. Your best moment has arrived. Eat His Revelation bread, let your eyes be opened and see your future. Jerusalem is your mission and your mandate. It is time to serve notice on the enemy that what he intended for confusion is seasonal. Remember they left Jerusalem confused, but they returned with this revelation Jesus is alive.

Take one more bite of His bread and move forward for your best season has just begun. Can someone praise Him out there?

MEET PASTOR GLADYS HLONGWANE 

This is a dynamic woman of God. The moment I met Gladys, I knew the Lord had given her incredible authority. She is a powerful voice of God in her region, and she deserves all the help she can possibly get. Pastor Gladys is one of our next church plants we intend to support. Thank you for praying for Gladys.

NEW BEGINNINGS CENTER 

This center has become the breeding ground of new hope for torn apart people. This is a center where new hope and new dreams are birthed with the help of the Holy Spirit and Pastor Stephan du Plessis. Can you imagine what it takes to coordinate approximately 1,100 people every day with all their personal addictions and hurts? This is a massive undertaking. Ex murderers, prostitutes, drug addicts etc. are all dependent from the vision one man had for such people.

Amongst all this brokenness, many children need to be taken care of. Every morning, a few hundred Africans line up on the outside of this facility for bread. Who can turn a blind eye? Who can ignore such hurt? Who can imagine the pain and rejection of these people? These are dear human beings Jesus died for. On that Cross of Calvary 2000 years ago, Jesus thought of these people. Let us be the hands of Jesus. Let us be the feet of Jesus. Let us be that voice of comfort and help. Send your seed to our ministry office ASAP. I will fly out to this rescue center again in July this year and extend our help. There is a new beginning for all who seek that new beginning. His word declares; He will do a new thing.

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

May 13 – May 15

Calvary Tabernacle

(908) 709-9600

May 20th

Gateway Church

(440) 275-7720

June 3 – June 5

Faith Community Assembly of God

(610) 258-0858

June 10-June 12

Newport Assembly of God

(717) 567-3333

June 17 – June19

First Assembly of God

(501) 362-3379

June 24 – June 26

Lancaster First Assembly of God

(717) 397-1112

NUGGETS FOR MEN (SEE NAOMI’S ARTICLE FOR WOMEN)

Some people reach the top of the ladder of success only to find it is leaning against the wrong wall. “But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” Matthew 6:33

God has a history of using the insignificant to accomplish the impossible. “But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible” Mark 10:27

Only when we have knelt before God, can we stand before men. Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time. 1 Peter 5:6

You, I and our God together, are a winning team.

Andre van Zyl

GOOD NEWS TO THE NATIONS