The prophetic word for 2023 and years coming

The Prophetic word for 2023 and years after that



Part 1 – Lord, open my eyes to see what really is happening............................................................ 2

Part 2 of the Prophetic word for 2023............................................................................................. 4

Part 3 – Do you see it? Do you see the mighty move of God happening in and around you?.............. 6

Part 4 of the Prophetic word for 2023 and the coming years............................................................ 9


Part 1 – Lord, open my eyes to see what really is happening


I’ve asked the Lord to show me what He is busy in the lives of His children during this season. And this is what I’ve heard. Of course, as God command us to do in 1 Thess. 5:19-24, test it yourself at the feet of the Lord.

The Lord reminded me that the new Jewish year started with Rosh Hashanah last year, the 25-26th September 2022.

It was the year 5837. In the symbol of this year, the Hebrew letter, Pei, symbolizes the open doors

God will use to change everything, because nothing is impossible for Him. And the Hebrew letter, Ayin, symbolizes the open mouths when God’s people will, again, discover the power there is in our mouths when we start repeating what God is saying in His word and in His promises to us. What God says and has said, stands forever because God can’t lie.

The Lord took me to Genesis 28 and further and showed me Jacob running for his life from his brother. 

Late one night, he found himself a place to sleep in the desert, found a stone that he could use as a pillow, probably rapped it with his coat, and went to sleep.

Later that night he dreamt this supernatural dream. He saw this ladder between heaven and earth, and angels climbed up and down on this ladder. At the top of this ladder was God Himself.

God said, while He was showing me this, that this is what is going on in the lives of each of us in this new season. God Himself, in His almighty power and grace, was busy preparing and doing what He wanted to do there.

Friends, can you think what will happen if God open up your eyes to see what really is going on every moment, 24/7? O, how it would build you up, comfort and strengthen you!

At least, then, you will understand the promise in Rom. 8:28, “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.”

That is also when, as happened with Jacob, that you will realize, that God is with me, right here where I am, in this place, and in this situation! And this is not only true during the difficult or challenging times of my life. No, the Living God, for Whom nothing is impossible, Who became my Father and Lord in Jesus Christ, Who gave His Only Son also for me, that God is here with me, busy with me, and busy in my life, now!

I don’t know how that will change your life the moment when you start believing that for real!

Listen to what it did in Jacob’s life, where he was. And remember, he was still living in the time of the Old Testament, nearly a thousand years before the birth of Christ! So, he understood not even a tenth of what you know about God and what He really is busy doing here on earth!

But this is how Jacob reacted.

Gen. 28:20-22

“And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, ‘If God will be with me and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat and raiment to put on, so that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then shall the LORD be my God.

And this stone which I have set for a pillar shall be God’s house; and of all that Thou shalt give me I will surely give a tenth unto Thee.’”

I want to ask you again, how are you going to react hearing this word?

How are you going to react knowing that God Himself is busy in His grace realizing something of His Kingdom, right there in your life, in your marriage, in your family, in your business or on your farm?

Yes, that you yourself is fitting into His plans somewhere, somehow, to make this happen. 

What are you willing to make available or to give to let this happen?


Part 2 of the Prophetic word for 2023


Isaiah 61 – This is your season for restoration and harvesting.

Please, read Isaiah 61, but read it as a prophetic word from the living God Himself to you about what He is busy with in and around you in this new season.

Hear the word of the Lord! Hear Him saying to you, this is what I am busy with in your life, and this is what I am going to do through you as part of My bigger plan!

Yes, this is a new season, but not just another new season as so many before. This is a very important season where you can expect very radical change to happen. This is one of those moments in time which they call the tipping point, when the one decisive thing will happen that will change everything.

This is what is happening now all over the world, politically, economically, and socially. But this is also happening within the Body of Christ, within the Ecclesia. Things are busy changing radically to be never the same as before.

I am called to remind you in a time like this that this is the Season of the Mouth.

This is a season where we as the Ecclesia, as the Body of Christ, need to be reminded of the power that is released when we start proclaiming in what we say and pray, what the living God Himself told and promised us in His Word.

For that reason, we need to go and sit each day at the Lord’s feet, to hear from Him what He has to say about what is happening now, in a specific situation, or about a certain challenge that we are faced with.

And when we heard from Him, what’s on His heart for now, then we need to start repeating and proclaiming it with our mouth. We need to start praying and keep on praying exactly what we’ve heard. James 5:16 reminds us about the power of praying this way.

This is also a season that is represented by the Hebrew letter, Gimel. This Hebrew letter is a picture of the camel, which represents in the Eastern world blessing and abundance.

See before you a very wealthy man, with arms full of grace and blessings, running after a poor and needy man. That is what I believe the Lord is promising us in this season, that He is busy preparing and creating channels through His angels and other instruments, to bless His people abundantly in all facets of life.

But this picture of this season as a Gimel-season, has also another side to it. We also read about it in Isaiah 61. 

Yes, it is also a season wherein the wrath of God will be very pertinent. It will be a season when we will see the severe punishment because of sin and disobedience, happening right before our eyes; happening, yes, already here on earth in the lives of people, businesses, in organizations and structures, where hell was flourishing, and the powers of hell was creating havoc. Suddenly, we will see the wrath of God, like a fire, destroying and devouring everything that was created over many years.

We will know then; God is busy restoring things back to what He wanted to happen here. Yes, we will hear God saying, enough is enough!

This is also a season when we can expect what God promises in Jer. 29:11 to 14:

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you.

And you will seek Me and find [Me], when you search for Me with all your heart.

I will be found by you, says the LORD, and I will bring you back from your captivity.” This is also a season when we hear King Jesus Himself saying the words of John 14:13 to 14:

“And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

If you ask anything in My name, I will do [it].”

For that reason, I hear the Lord saying to each of us: Don’t give up now! Don’t stop believing! Yes, I know you have prayed many times about this, but don’t stop now! 

I hear the Lord telling us, promising us, that is the season that we can expect those breakthroughs to happen and can expect seeing and experiencing what we prayed for.

Therefore, see in your spirit the camels coming on the horizon, on their way to you, loaded with everything you are trusting the Lord for so long! 


Part 3 – Do you see it? Do you see the mighty move of God happening in and around you?


Listen, Ecclesia of Jesus Christ! God is busy doing a mighty work specifically here among us in South Africa!

This is a prophetic word specifically about South Africa and what God is busy doing in this country and her people. Of course, this will also have an impact on what is happening worldwide, as God already said prophetically many a time.

In this regard, do you remember the vision God gave me in 1997 on a train somewhere between Laingsburg and Touwsrivier here in South Africa?

Before I proclaim that prophetic word once again, let me just say the following: 

I am hearing God saying, have a good look at what is going on here in South Africa at the moment.

What I’ve promised a while back, says the Lord, is already happening all around you in South Africa!

 Yes, I know that most of you are looking in total desperation to everything the enemy is busy doing around you, especially all the violence, crime, fraud, economic and financial challenges because of a state and government that is not doing what I intended them to do.

Why do you think this negative, demonic movement is going on at this specific time? Only because the enemy also can see what I am doing and is trying with all his might and power to at least dominate the frontpages, so that the TV and all other media will only have that as sensational news every day. And in this way, so many will be lied to and be blinded for what I am doing around them.

Pray and ask Me for eyes to see what I am busy doing.

This is the word of the Lord.

Here again, is the vision I had in 1997.

In the beginning of 1996, about three years after a new Afrikaans renewal congregation started in Potchefstroom in October 1993, I felt the Lord asking me to write and publish the story of this new family of God and the new way of doing ecclesia God was showing us through His Spirit.

So, later in 1996, my first book, WAARHEEN MET DIE NUWE WYN (Where to go with the new wine), was published.

From the moment this book was published, we were invited all across the country to go and tell this story to believers who also were still in or coming out from the traditional reformed background we were also from, and who wanted to know why this new family of God was growing at the phenomenal rate that it was.

In April 1997, we were invited to go and minister in Ceres in the Western Cape. The family who invited us, also invited us to their vacation home in Vermont, near Hermanus. They also left us a car over there. So, we decided to make a vacation of the trip and to go by train from Potchefstroom to Cape Town.

We left late one afternoon in April from Potch-station, slept on the train, and that following morning, decided to have breakfast on the train. On our way to the dining lounge, with my wife and our two kids in front of me, suddenly, on the windowpane of the train, I had this vision of a revival happening.

Let me immediately say, I am not the type of person who see visions or dream dreams that he remembers regularly. No, that was not who I am. I rather was the typical, reasonable, maybe even sceptical to this airy-fairy stuff like seeing visions. 

But there it was, this movie of a revival right there on the windowpane of the train!

I can still remember the Lord saying, “Do you see, it is revival!” And I replied, “Yes, Lord!”

Then He said, Like the revival during the time of Andrew Murray, in 1860-61!”

I answered, “Yes, Lord, You know I know the details about that revival. I’ve read at least three books about it!”

And I can still hear the Lord saying, “Such a revival is coming again, and it will, again, starts in the Western Cape, flow over South Africa, and then into the rest of the world!”

My reply was, “Lord, I will pay You a million rand to be there!”

It was then that the Lord said He wanted me to be there, but then it will mean that I need to go back to Potch, give over the leadership to the three other leaders who were there already, sell everything we have over there, and then pack and come to the Western Cape.

That was how the vision ended.

The coming week, my wife and I spoke about everything that happened and was said. But in that same time, although nobody knew me in the Hermanus area before then, I was invited to minister to 11 different groups. Quite exhausted, I spoke to the Lord about this and that we thought it was a short vacation break for us as a family. But God just said, “No, not this time. I need to show you why I want you to come to this area permanently.”

On our last day in Vermont, because we would leave around 13h00 that afternoon, my wife and I sat on a bench, looking at the incoming waves. I asked her, “Love, what would be a sign to you that the Lord really has called us to move to this area, and specifically to Hermanus?”

She answered, “Without us telling anyone what we felt the Lord is saying, if someone come in the few hours while we are still here in Hermanus and give us a house to live in if the Lord calls us to come here, I will know it is the Lord speaking to us!”

Well, we still had one meeting left that morning in Hermanus, because a gentleman that we met during our time there in Hermanus, wanted to introduce us also to his wife. While we were sitting and having tea, he suddenly said, “You don’t really know me. But this house, and the next two houses next door, also belongs to us as a family. If the Lord ever calls you to this area, you can come and live in that third house next door!”

Three weeks later we were back in Hermanus, sold our house over there and gave over the ministry there in Potch to the other three leaders in the congregation. And we came, stock, lock and barrel, to Hermanus in May 1997.

Since then, we have been waiting for the first rain to fall of this promised revival! Because God promised it would start here in the Western Cape, at the Southern point of Africa, and will flow from here all across Africa, into Europe, Asia and the America’s, and the rest of the world. All because God loved the world so much that He gave His Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him, will not perish but have everlasting life.

I don’t know about you, but as far as I is concerned, I am busy seeing signs of this promised revival everywhere around me!


Part 4 of the Prophetic word for 2023 and the coming years

A word from the Book of Haggai

I want to remind you in the last of the prophetic words for 2023, about the theme of these words.

In the banner of these words, you will see two Hebrew letters, the letter, Pei, and the letter Gimel, which together symbolizes the Jewish year, 5783.

And as you can see in the banner, during this year and the coming years, we as God’s children, will experience war going on, as an important part of the Kingdom of God coming and of the divine recovery process God is busy with in our lives and in the world around us.

God’s intent is, in every aspect and in every centimetre of our lives, being it the relationships we are in, or who we are, or our health, or finances, etc., God is busy creating and opening new channels and routes for what He knows will be necessary and needed for what is to come.

The Lord says, “See in your spirit how the gates of heaven open up so that My favour, grace, love, and blessings can flow into your lives, so that you, in My service, can have everything you need, and then can be a blessing to others around you!”

This is also the context of this prophetic word I heard from the Lord.

So, please listen to what I heard the Lord is saying, and then, test it for yourself!

I hear the Lord saying, “Come and sit at My feet, just with My Word, the Bible, on your lap, and read from Haggai chapter 1 and 2, to hear what I have to say today.

Can we do that? Let us first read these two chapters then and see if you also can hear what I heard the Lord is saying!

This is what I heard from the Lord.

Do you really not see and not hear what I am saying to you?

You are so busy with a lot of things, in the marketplace, and even in what you call “your church”!

In the midst of all your endeavours and busy-ness, My true Ecclesia, My Body, lie in ruins, scattered in thousands of pieces.

Just think of it, in South Africa alone, you call more than 30 000 different “church-ruins” your church, where everyone over there believe they are the only true church where the truth and nothing but the truth is taught. 

Do you really understand what you are saying and teaching one another then?

What about the rest, the 29 999 other different churches on the outside? 

And what about what I am saying? What about Me saying My Body, My Ecclesia, is one?

Do you understand that whenever what you call your church become little kingdoms that you want to build and want to plant everywhere, that little kingdom needs to bow down before My Kingdom coming, or it will be removed somewhere in the very near future, because it is coming against My Kingdom coming!

Can you now understand why so many of you are working day and night, but still in the end, you feel exhausted and empty and unfulfilled, and are saying to one another, “There have to be more than this!”

Come to your senses, My children, and come and sit again at My feet to hear the Good News from Me!

Come and hear that My heart is still to give you Life and it in abundance!

Come to Me and let Me show you how to release the floodgates of heaven above you! 

Come and let Me show you what can happen when My Kingdom, and only My kingdom, become your only priority in life! 

Come, and let Me show you how to seek only My Kingdom in your business, and in your farming. 

Let Me show you how to prioritise My Kingdom in your planning, budgeting and when handling your profits and dividends monthly and annually. 

Those of you who are fulltime in the service of these thousands and thousands of different churches, as leaders and pastors, and as leaders of the different ministries, let Me show you a new picture of the new wineskin, the New Testament Ecclesia.

Come and sit at My feet, only with My Word, the Bible, on your lap, and let Me teach you what it means to really be in the service of only My Kingdom coming on earth, there where I’ve called you and told you to follow Me as your only King and Lord.

Yes, I need to be your only King and Lord! I am your only God, and not some or other church law of some or other teaching of one of the ruins you call your church!

Remember, I can only bless true obedience with My abundance!

Only when you are doing exactly what I am saying, only then you will be releasing the floodgates of heaven over what you are doing and busy with!

Only then, as I’ve promised over and over again, you will experience life and it in abundance! Only then, you will experience My abundant blessings and favour!


A Prophetic word for 2022

The Lord says, "Call heaven to earth!"

The Lord has encouraged me lately when He told me this: People are currently experiencing situations on earth that they really can't handle without My help! Therefore, I want to remind them that I have taught them to pray this way: Our Father in heaven, Let your Kingdom come. Let your will be done on earth, as in heaven.

Remember, says the Lord, do not be like those around you, for I, as your Father, already know what you need before you ask Me.

That is why I taught you to pray this way:

"Our Father in Heaven,

Let Your Name remain holy.

Let Your Kingdom come.

Let Your will be done on earth, as in heaven." (Matt. 6:8-10)


Pray this prayer like people who know what it means and mean what they pray!

Begin to cry out that Heaven will also come where you are and live and work here on earth!

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may discern well what God's will is, which is good and acceptable and perfect." (Rom. 12:2)

To think and do and speak differently than the people around them, My people, says the Lord, must learn to spend time with Me. They need to come and sit with only My Word, the Bible, on their lap, so that they may hear from My mouth what it really looks like in Heaven, and what My will is in every matter and situation, so that they may know exactly what is to happen around them here on earth.

However, be warned in advance: You don't realize how you've already been influenced and brainwashed by the propaganda machine from hell!

It is only when you have spent long enough time in My presence and have given My Spirit full control to guide you in the whole truth, that you will again experience My peace and literally taste My goodness!

Again, you will have clear pictures of what my Kingdom looks like and will hear the sounds of Heaven again!

"Who may ascend the mountain of the Lord, and who may stand in His holy place?

He who has his hands clean, and whose heart is pure, who avoids all deceit, and takes no false oath.

Such a man shall receive a blessing from the Lord, and God his Savior shall cause justice to be done unto him.

The people who seek His will and serve Him are the descendants of Jacob. Sela

Rejoice, O gates, rejoice, thou old doors of the age: for the mighty King will come in.

Who is this great King? The Lord, strong and mighty, the Lord, Conqueror in every battle.

Rejoice, O gates, rejoice, thou old doors of the age: for the mighty King will come in.

Who is He, this mighty King? The Lord Almighty, He is the mighty King. Sela"

(Ps. 24:3-10)

There in My presence you will see and hear exactly what My will is and what it must look like when My Kingdom comes.

Only when you have seen the detail of this can you, as ambassadors of the Kingdom of heaven, make an explicit difference here on earth! Otherwise, like sheep, you will speak after what you hear and see and think, just as everyone else does.

What no eye has seen until now, and what no ear has heard until now, are the things I have planned for those who have begun to look up and cry out that Heaven will come on earth!

Ask for it and it will be given to you.

Believe, and as I have promised, all things are possible for those who believe what I say and promise!


If you really want it, here it is! Come and take it!

Recently, while I was spending time in the Lord's presence, I heard the Lord say: If you really want it, here it is! Come and take it!

The Lord took me to that passage in 2 Kings 2 where the young prophet Elisha received the robe from his predecessor Elijah.

Let me bring it here to you. Listen to what the Lord himself wants to say to you through this.

"The time came for the Lord to take Elijah up into heaven in a whirlwind. Elijah and Elisha set out from Gilgal, and Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here, for the Lord is sending me to Bethel." Elisha replied, "As surely as the Lord lives and you live, I will not let you go alone." They went to Bethel.

The prophets who were in Bethel went to Elisha and asked him, "Do you know that the Lord is going to take your teacher away from you today?" He replied, "Yes, I know. Don't talk about it."

Elijah said to Elisha, "Stay here, for the Lord is sending me to Jericho." But Elisha replied, "As surely as the Lord lives and you live, I will not let you go alone." They arrived in Jericho.

The prophets of Jericho came to Elisha and asked him, "Do you know that the Lord is going to take your teacher away from you today?" He replied, "Yes, I know. Don't talk about it."

Elijah said to him, "Stay here, for the Lord is sending me to the Jordan." But Elisha replied, "As surely as the Lord lives and you live, I will not let you go alone." The two of them continued together.

While Elijah and Elisha  were standing near the Jordan River, 50 of the prophets’ disciples of that area stood at a distance from them on the other side.

Elijah took his robe, rolled it up, and struck the water with it. The water has divided to the left and to the right, so that the two of them pass through on dry ground.

As they went through, Elijah said to Elisha, "What do you want me to do for you before I'm taken from you?" Elisha replied, "Please let a double portion of your spirit come upon me!"

And Elijah said, "It's a difficult thing you ask. If you see me when I am taken from you, it may happen to you. But if you don't see me, it won't happen."

As they continued chatter, suddenly there was a chariot of fire with horses of fire that separated the two of them, and Elijah went up into heaven in a whirlwind.

When Elisha saw this, he cried out, "My father, my father, you were a chariot for Israel with its horsemen!" When Elisha could no longer see Elijah, he took his own clothes and tore them in two pieces.

He took up the robe that had fallen from Elijah and stood again on the bank of the Jordan.

With this mantle that fell from Elijah, he struck the water and said: "Where is the Lord God of Elijah? Where is He?" When Elisha struck the water, it split to the left and to the right so that he could pass through.

When the prophets of Jericho, standing a short distance away, saw him doing this, they said, "The spirit of Elijah is now resting on Elisha." (2 Ki. 2:1-15)

Friends, I experience the Lord saying that a new season lies ahead of us in which the Lord wants to use each of us as we could never have imagined possible.

The Lord met you somewhere along the way and began to touch and change your life. He used a lot of time and money to equip you for a season like this.

Maybe lately you've felt like you've been in the desert or in a waiting room of some kind. But today the Lord comes and says to you, 'The waiting time is over!' It's time for you, like Elisha, to pick it up for which you were called. It's time to stand up and say, "Enough is enough!" Things are going to change from here. As God has long ago said, "Something from heaven is going to happen from this time on earth, all around you."

Can I ask you a very personal question: What did the Lord ask you to pick up and to do?

Yes, I know that if the Lord has instructed us to do something, it is always something that seems totally impossible and for which we do not have a chance.

That is why the Lord, like Elisha at that time, wants to remind you that as He was the God who could use Elijah to perform 12 supernatural miracles, and as He could use Elisha in 24 situations (twice  as much as Elijah) to perform 24 extraordinary, supernatural miracles (because he dared to ask for it). In the same way, Jesus, the Baptizer with the Spirit, can also equip and use you to do supernatural things as ambassador of heaven here on earth.

Many of us have heard so much about the Lord everywhere along the way and already received so many prophetic promises along the way. Perhaps much of this has not yet been fulfilled.

That's why the Lord is telling you today: This is the season in which you can trust Me to make those breakthroughs happen and to trust Me to start doing those things through you.

Come, take it, and hit that water in front of you! Come and see how I will prepare the waters before you, that you may pass through dry foot.

I hear God's Spirit challenging you: Dream big! Ask those great things of Me that have been lying in your spirit for so many years and see how I'm going to give them to you!

If you really want it, here it is! Come and take it!


The Message of the Kingdom Saves Us

Most of us don't even realize how we were lied to and cheated and robbed in the past year or two.

Of course, we have learned to survive in the midst of it. We have learned to accept it as "the new normal"! We have even begun to develop a new system for ourselves so that we can survive in the midst of it.

For that reason, the King of kings wants to talk to you today from at least two passages in Scripture.

Take your Bible and listen to what He wants to say to you from 2 Ki. 4:8-37 (especially verse 16).

Then read Acts 3:1-10 (focus especially on verses 4 and 5).

Please do this and hear what the Lord Himself wants to say to you from His Word. Then come and read what He told me in this regard to tell you.

Notice especially how this beggar became so accustomed to "handouts" and begging that he didn't even look up at the people coming there next to the temple.

Being really poor and believing that you have nothing and that will never have enough, teaches you to develop a system that can help you just to survive from day to day.

It teaches you things that rich and wealthy people will never know.

Like, where to be helped. Where to get what you need. How to get what you need.

It also makes you fall into this total powerless negativity and cynicism. You lose all hope that it might get better tomorrow. That a miracle might happen tomorrow.

It also makes some of us fall into this negative radicalism or extremism. Especially if anyone could convince you that what is happening here between us now, is what was written and prophesied  already in the Word of God, in the Bible!

This makes these people dangerous people, because one who has lost all hope and still believes it must be so, yes, that God said it must be so, is like a tiger cat in a corner, with its back against the wall.

Do you know who I empathize with?

It is those people who spent years and years toiling and sweating at what they believe God told them, and now, after so many years, have not yet seen it realized. Yes, whatever their hope for was lost in the process. Yes, they even feel they've lost everything while trying to obey and follow God!

Therefore, in an attempt to survive, they developed a system for themselves.

The tragedy, however, is that they do not realize that they have been lied to and deceived and robbed!

That's why they need radical biblical renewal.

They need to hear from God's Himself what is truly the truth.

They need to be willing to re-examine and re-evaluate what they think, feel, believe, and begin to do, again, what God is telling them.

They, like parts of the Reformed Church family here in South Africa at present, and like all parts of Pentecost and Charismatic "churches" currently, after years of brainwashing with lies and untruths, need to reform and need again to return to the truth of God's Word.

That's why you and I can't put the microphone down now! Therefore, we must buy out the time to teach others the truth that the Lord has taught us! We need to teach our children and the next generation.

We must not allow them to get caught up in a fantasy world and a world of euphoria.

We have to teach them that there are going to be days when it feels as if we're in Disneyland, but then there's also going to be days when we don't want to get out of bed.

The Lord is pleading with you not to try and give your children everything that you didn't have as children, because then they won’t learn that certain things only come and happen if we keep going and keep going, and get stuck, and work hard,  and suffer.

We must not allow their heroes to be just the Korean singing groups like BTG and others.

For those that don’t know, the majority of Korean and Japanese populations have a genetic mutation that means they don’t get the bacteria in their arm pits (because less of a certain sweat gland that causes body odour) that the rest of the world gets. So they don’t have to wear deodorant and never ever get that smell.

No, our children and grandchildren, and the so-called "disadvantaged," must learn that certain things, certain good things, are not just going to fall from heaven or be given to them. No, it's going to cost sweet and hard work.

Therefore, the people of our time again need faith heroes like those of Heb. 11. Who stuck to the end. But even then, never got what they were striving for and hoped for.

Yet they never stopped fasting, for in them there was a faith, an expectation, that never ceased. For  they knew that what they were hoping for, was going to happen, because God had said so and promised them that. In other words, even if it doesn't happen in their lives, it's going to happen sometime after that, because God said it!

Therefore, teach your children and grandchildren, and the so-called "disadvantaged" around you, obedience!

Teach them that there are certain truths that will keep standing and that will always be the truth! (Oh, and make sure that what you teach them as rules, are sensible rules; are make or break rules!)

Teach them that there is right and wrong.

Teach them what our final test is for right or wrong.

Yes, that it is not what they read on Google or is what some TV star or pop star do or say!

Truth is what the Living God tells us in His Word, the Bible!

Please, dear believing brother or sister, right or wrong is also certainly not what this or that preacher or church is saying!

Please teach your children to start reading the Bible for themselves. The Living God wants to speak to them Himself. They must learn to read the Bible with an expectation and learn to hear God's voice for themselves.

Teach them to distinguish between what is mere religiosity and what is merely rituals or tradition. Teach them that tradition is just a way of doing things. Therefore, they must learn to hear from God's mouth and learn what is really God Himself teaching us what is truth and right and life.

Teach them to just be content with supernatural revelation! Teach them to hear from God and to wait on Him to reveal His will to them.

Nothing else should please them. They must never stop until they hear from Him.

See, if people have become so used to alms and just enough to survive, then they think that if you have enough money, or have enough bread, or have enough money in the bank, that you have enough.

See, if people are struggling, or just surviving, or sick, or truly poor, then they don't even know that there can be more in life than just money or bread.

They don't even know that a person can trust God for more than that. (Like that beggar in Acts 5)

See, that young woman and that young man must learn that no other human being (however attractive or wonderful!) can ever heal or fill the brokenness and the poverty and negativity in your spirit.

People need to learn that no relationship or marriage can ever make it right.

You have to learn to trust God for more than that.

Congregations and churches need to learn that simply getting bigger and bigger, and building bigger buildings, or having better worship groups, or being able to have the best preachers, is not really success in God's eyes.

Rather, He is going to ask you, Have you made disciples of nations? And, have you taught them to obey everything I have taught you unconditionally? Do you love each other as I love you?

You need to teach businessmen and women that life isn't just work-and-work.

That success is more than a thriving, growing and successful business that makes enough money and generates profit.

Yes, that what God describes as success in business, is much more than that.

Yes, if you still tread on the people who work for you and treat them like slaves, then you must learn that there is still so much more that you need to learn about God’s will for you and your business, before God is going to describe it as successful.

Governments need to learn that you can't imagine that if you gave everyone homes, or gave enough  allowances to who needed it, and if everyone has equal amounts of money, or has jobs, that you've truly eradicated poverty and that you're a successful government.

There's so much more than that.

See, if you are really beginning to understand the message of the Kingdom of God, and begin to understand who you are and have in Jesus Christ and in His Kingdom, and what authority you have in the name of Jesus Christ, then the world and the people around you, will recognize it and also will start changing!

Then the impact you have on people, is going to start changing!

See, there is something in the Name of Jesus Christ, the King! There's power in that Name! There are things happening when we start acting and praying and speaking in that Name!

For to begin acting in that Name, you must have heard from the One with that Name what His will is for that situation! What He wants to do and wants to say in that situation.

Because nothing is going to happen if you're not exactly aligned with His heart and His will!

After all, He is the King and it is His Kingdom that must break through and realize here! It is His will that must be done here!

See, if the Kingdom breaks through, your life is going to change, your marriage is going to change, your finances are going to change, your business is going to change, what you give your life for and your time for, is going to change.

Get up and start walking!

Yes, I know it's not easy for you to do this if you've gotten used to the "new normal"!

But if you have truly received supernatural revelation, of what God's will and heart  are in this situation, if you have heard from God himself, then you will not be content to just remain in this situation or state or relationship which you have accepted as the "new normal" in your attempt to survive.

 Then you'll let me grab you by the hand and pull you up and pull you out of that situation!

Then you will take by the hand that one to whom the Lord has given you a word for, that one for whom the Lord has asked you to pray for.

Then, like Jesus, you will begin reading to people from Isaiah 61 and saying, "The Lord has anointed me and commanded me to...

Start ministering the good news and grace to people to whom the Lord has send you to and has anointed you for!


Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come...

If you truly believe that My Kingdom came here on earth with the coming of My Son as a human being, everything you think, say, and do, will have changed radically!

Yes, it will have radically converted you and made you turned around 180 degrees and made you live differently every day.

At least four fundamental truths would have gripped your heart and spirit if you had truly begun to believe the words of the Gospel of the Kingdom, says the Lord.

  1. You would have believed in all circumstances and in all situations what I assured you and every person on earth more than 20 times in My Word of, namely: I, the Lord, am good! I am a good God who can make every thing in your life work together for your good. (e.g. Ps. 25:8; 100:5; 135:3; Jer. 33:11; Nahum 1:7)

If a father in your world today were charged with the things that you and others sometimes attribute to me and hold me accountable for, you would have locked him up and thrown away the key.

If you really want to understand My heart and see what it really looks like and what My real intention is, look at the life of My Son while He was among you here on earth.

He is perfect theology. He illustrates Me in every sense of the word. He never turned anyone away no matter how deeply they were caught up in sin and whether they had much or little faith. My Son always changed their situation for their good and so that something of My Kingdom could break through there as well.

Jesus calmed storms and healed diseases. Yes, He even brought people who were dead to life. Just think about this for a moment: If I really caused that storm or disease, or kill people, then I as Father, and what Jesus did there, was contrary to each other. Do you now understand that Jesus did what He did because He knew satan and His evil forces were behind it!

Didn't My Son Himself say He doesn't do anything he doesn't see Me as His Father is doing?

Therefore, My Son, Jesus, never allowed sickness to remain. In every case of where someone came to him with their distress or illness, he had a willingness to help and change it. So, all who came to him with their needs walked away healed. Therefore, Jesus and what He has done, is the perfect picture for you of what happens when I, as a good God, truly take complete control and reign as King in a situation. Where My Kingdom comes, sickness and demons, yes, even death, must give way.

  1. You must remind yourselve and others every day, and every minute of the day, that nothing is impossible.

Just listen to the following verses where I have fixed this truth to your hearts, says the Father:

Matt 17:20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief; For, assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.

10:27 But Jesus looked at them and said, "With men it is impossible, but not with God; For with God all things are possible.

Luk 1:37 - For with God nothing will be impossible.

Luk 18:27 - But he said, "The things which are impossible with men are possible with God."

Job 42:2 Now I know that you are able to do all things, and that you can do whatever you decide.

Phil. 4:13 I can do all things through him who gives me strength.

People so easily say that they believe I can heal them or change their situation. This is the truth and a good place to start. However, they do not realize that the enemy and every demon also know that and believe it.

Faith is but one of the keys that opens the doors and the windows so that My Kingdom can break through with My healing grace.

At least start there. Build, strengthen, and at least exercise your faith to the extent it has been given to you.

  1. My Son, Jesus' Blood Has Already Paid for Everything

When Jesus hung there on the cross on April 9, 32 A.D., at 15h00 that afternoon, He said only one word in Greek: Tetelestai! This has been done! Everything needed has been done! (John 19:30)

Everything that was needed, which I, as God, had planned before, and before creation, was fulfilled and completed that moment.

Nothing was needed anymore. Anything you as a human being may ever need, even in a hundred million years from now, has already been completed there on the cross.

Listen to how I say this by my Spirit himself in Eph. 2:7 for you: "... that in the times ahead he may give evidence of the surpassing riches of his grace by his goodness to us in Christ Jesus."

The surpassing riches of God's grace, through His goodness to us, all happened there on the cross and everything was completed and completed there. Everything happened there through the suffering and death of Christ Jesus, God the Son, who became man.

There is nothing that can ever happen somewhere in the future at any point that will make it necessary for Me to do anything more beyond what Jesus did and finished there on the cross.

  1. Every human being is of value and uniquely fits into My plan, says the Lord

Yes, I know it's easy to believe it about people you feel positive about and who have achieved something in this life. But the whole truth is that as God I feel that way about every human being.

Therefore, it is important to remember that day and that very moment that every human being was born. That day there was someone there who looked at that baby in total wonder and with gratitude, even if it was only for the fact that that child was born alive.

Do you know what changes the way you look at yourself and others? When you hear from My mouth as God who I meant you to be and where you fit into My picture and how I look at you. That moment changes a person's life and after that you never want to be someone else again.

One of the most important things for you to remember in this regard is that long before they did anything to earn My favor and grace, I chose people long before they did anything to earn My favor and grace.

That is what I am telling you in Isa. 61.

Remember, this is the passage Jesus quoted there in Luke 4, at the beginning of His ministry.

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send out the oppressed into freedom, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor." (Luke 4:18-19)

But then follows a remarkable conclusion there in that prophetic passage in Isaiah.

These are the very people I had to minister to first in My grace, who are sad and was sad; who was broken and sick; who needed release first; whose lives and relationships must first be restored... They are in the end, of whom Isa. 61:3 and 4 is speaking:

"They will be called Trees of Salvation. The Lord planted them to increase His glory.

They will build up the centuries-old ruins, rebuild long-abandoned places, they will rebuild devastated cities, places that lie desolate for generations."

Think about this a little bit.

Those very people in society who are the brokenest, on whom good "church people" look down and who are shunned by most people... These are the people I have chosen as God, and will anoint and equip to become builders, and restorers of a bunch of new cities; A bunch of "cities of light"!


“Show Me the goodies!”

It is so easy for you to say that you believe these four cardinal truths: That I, your God, am truly a good God; that nothing is impossible; that the Blood of My Son, Jesus, has really already paid for everything; and that every person and their life is meaningful.

But it is only when these life-changing truths have become so part of what you think and of what is valuable to you, that they begin to determine your behavior.

When this happens to you, this would be revealed in your actions now and what comes out of your mouth; this would also be clear in your reactions!

  1. If God Is Really Good; Dream Big!

Yes, I know you're already so used to, if someone says, "God is good," everyone answers, "All the time!"

But if you truly believe that I am good, as your God, it will become evident to all in your ability to dream big.

After all, as ambassador of heaven here on earth, it is your challenge and calling in the service of the King to dream where you live and work, God-sized dreams that only I can make real as a living God.

Those kinds of dreams are born when you are with Me as your Father and Friend, in your intimate times, John says in four passages (14:12-14; 15:7,16; 16:23-24).

For that reason, I, as your Father, invite you into a daily love relationship with Me, in which I can make My heart and dreams known to you so that they too become your dreams and heart.

If you get to know Me there and discover that I am truly as good as you know Me as a holy God, then you no longer will have any excuses to dream God-sized dreams.

Then you become a willing garden hose through which My goodness as a Father can stream through you to people around you.

  1. Nothing is Impossible — Start Venturing!

When you truly believe what I have said and promised you in My Word and that nothing is impossible for Me to do for those who believe, you will begin to understand what I meant by the words of My Son, Jesus, there in John 14:12-14, namely: "This I tell you, whoever believes in Me,  he will also do the things I do. And he will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.

Whatever you ask in My Name, I will do, so that the Father may be glorified by the Son.

If you ask mM anything in My Name, I will do it."

Do you realize that this means that you are My solution to death, loss, and destruction that so plague mankind! Do you understand that this also means that I want to use you as answers to COVID and similar other situations!

If you begin to believe it, you will begin to dare to rise up in My name and do what is necessary so that those situations begin to change and so that people see something of the reality of My Kingdom becoming visible before their eyes.

After all, this is what My Son gave His life for, in your life, and in the lives of others around you.

Faith is to make room and space for Me to do the Extraordinary and the Impossible.

Make room for Me to come in and to come and do what I want to do where people believe and trust My Word and began to obey it, and you will see My will and My Kingdom come "as in heaven"!

  1. Jesus' Blood Has Already Paid for Everything — You Just Really Need to Start Believing and Trusting It

Your whole life, how you think and feel about things, talk about them, and what you do will change radically if you truly believe and trust that My Son gave you His life on the cross and so did everything that was needed.

If you allow Me to open your eyes to the depths and implications of this by My Spirit, it will take you to a new dimension of love and confidence that you have not known until now.

You will begin to understand what I really meant there in 1 Cor. 13:13 by: "The greatest of these is love!" Heb. 11:6 says, "Without faith it is impossible to please Him."

Remember what I said to you there in Rom. 8:32?

"He that spared not even his own Son, but delivered him up for us all,  will he not give us all things?"

This word can set you free and change your lives!

  1. Your Lives Have Unique Meaning — Make It Count Every Day!

That is why it is so necessary for My children to discover their true identity in Christ! Nothing changes a person's life as much as when you have truly discovered who you are in Jesus Christ and that you are truly a child of the Heavenly Father and Almighty God.

Yes, that I have appointed you and want to equip you to be an ambassador and representative of the Kingdom of heaven here on earth, where you live, live, work and move.

This is who you are. From the moment you open your eyes in the morning, until you go to bed tonight, but also when you do nothing, or just sit down and relax or sleep.

This is who you are.

The day you discovered it really changed everything. Then you can understand what happened in John 13 when My Son, Jesus, washed the feet of His followers. Do you remember how this is described?

"Jesus knew that the Father had given all things into His hands and that He had come from God and was returning to God.

And he arose from the table, stripped off his outer garment, and took a towel, and fastened it about him.

Then he threw water into a wash basin and began to wash the feet of his disciples and then dry it with the towel he had around."

Do you realize that My Son could do this because He knew exactly who He was in My eyes and that I had given all things, all might, into His hands?

He, as God the Son, was willing to give up everything to become a human being to fulfill Our Plan. But here at the end of His earthly life, in this last week just before His crucifixion, He also knew that as the Father, I had returned everything into His hands. Yes, that He might restore it, an everlasting inheritance, to everyone who follows Him and believes in Him.

When one of you truly understands who you are in My eyes, son of the King, ambassador of heaven here on earth, but also realizes that you are heirs of this abundant heavenly inheritance, nothing is too insignificant or too insignificant to do.

When these four biblical truths have become the foundation of your faith life and of who you are, I can use you to reveal something of My heart to people where you are and live.

Then I can use you to create between you an atmosphere and a culture in which people can become aware of My presence, My hand, and My glory.

People with normal eyes will then see who I am. There people with ordinary ears hear My voice speaking to them.

A Prophetic word to President Cyril Ramaphosa in April 2021

Mister President,

The way the God of the Bible uses prophecy according to the Bible (in 1 Cor. 14:3) is “so that they can grow and be strong and experience His presence with you.” (The MESSAGE)

In that sense, this a prophetic word to you, Sir, to encourage you that what you are doing and the choices you are making are very important to the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Because of the importance of the time and season we are in at the moment here in Southern Africa, we are experiencing that the King of all kings, Jesus Christ, wants to encourage and strenghten you for the very important role you are to play in a season like this.

He is saying to you: I am the God, your God, who have appointed you for a time like this in South Africa.

How many times in the past, through many spiritual leaders around you, but especially through your wife, I have confirmed this to you!

Therefore, this is not a time to shy down! This is a time you need to stand up and say clearly what need to be said. This is a time where you need to say: Enough is enough! All the stealing and corruption need to stop! And everyone involved, need to brought to trail.

Sir, maybe you don’t know, but the Lord God also spoke in this regard to your predecessor, the former President Zuma. (See in the attached document, the prophetic word spoke to him in November 2015.)

So many hundreds of thousands of God’s people have prayed for you, Mister President.

See one of those calls for prayer for you down below:

“Pray for Our President Cyril Ramaphosa. The Lord showed me that He is about to visit him and we are going to see a change of heart from him and see him act against even those within the ANC who are corrupt. I saw that Father changing his heart, because the Lord Jesus wants to move South Africa in a different direction from the rest of the world.

There is a huge plan in the heart of the Lord Jesus for South Africa. (See also the prophetic word to the former President, that the Lord wants to bless His people in South Africa). So, join me as we continue to Pray and Intercede for our Nation, especially for the President.

What I saw was a divine visitation.

Let us also cut him from every wrong influence around him and pray that the Lord Jesus will open his eyes to see who is who around him, and ask that the Lord will raise the right people around him and disconnect him from people who are connected to demonic and ancestral altars.

I heard the Lord Jesus saying, tell My people not to stop praying for him, because it is urgent and if you don’t, you will expose him to wrong spiritual forces that are waging war in and among your nation.

Pray for My will for South Africa.

Pray for unity, for I will cause a mighty coming together of all the different races in this nation, even in business, to work together.

You will see South Africa rise like never before, by My Spirit, says the Lord.

Stand against the spirit that wants to cause chaos. Pray also against the plots of the enemy, and even against those plots against the President, for I see the plot of those who are not happy with him.

Pray! Pray! Pray and I will expose them and those who are behind all of this, says the Lord Jesus.

Come against the sorcery in this land which has caused such a lot of blood shed.

For My time to judge has come, says the Lord.

The Spirit of Prayer will be poured upon My people like never before, to accelerate My plan and purpose for your nation.”

Thus far, the prophetic prayer.

Mister President, in the light of the birth and history of the ANC, God showed us a picture of how, you, Sir, and the ANC, again return to the King of kings and establish clearly again the God of the Bible as South Africa’s Sovereign Leader, and choose again to Rebuild, Restore and Establish SA after the mind of Christ.

God showed us how He wants to use you, Mister President, to remove those leaders from authority who don’t have God’s heart and vision for South Africa, and how you will take South Africa in another direction than so many other countries are going.

For this reason, we want to encourage you to keep on doing what you are doing at the moment.

Yes, let Ace Magashule and the other leaders in the ANC, who are involved in corruption and crimes, be brought to trail.

Sir, remember the warning to the former President that he will eat grass like King Nebuchadnezzar if he don’t confess of his and his party’s crimes!

Mister President, we also need to tell you about a vision a prophetess, called Sarah Jubilee, had of the former President Mandela on 29 July 2013, four months before he died on 5 Dec 2013, which is very important for this season.

She saw the following:

“First she saw this really big eagle (made up out of many eagles) flying from South Africa over Africa almost as if on the way to Israel.

The eagle was holding the massive scroll that had a blueprint on it and as it flew the blueprint is laid over Africa. On the massive scroll was the blueprint and detail about God’s plan for “Revival and the restoration of the nation’s identity.” Yes, it really was the blueprint for the coming of God’s Kingdom here in South Africa, but also for the rest of Africa.

The fear of YHVH came upon me and then I saw Him walking in the field. He had a white robe on and a crown on His head.

Then I see Mandela sitting on the ground in the field. He was vomiting for a reason I do not know… there was a golden crown on his head with precious stones in it. The Lord took off the crown and Mandela laid down. (= meaning, he died.)

Then in the field I saw a black horse and a person standing by the horse. It is difficult to explain the person, but it was a man and a woman and the person was black and white. It was the bride of Christ and the sons of God, as if they were two people, but in reality they were one.

That person wore two covenant rings. The one was a covenant with Israel, and the other a covenant with South Africa.

On both rings were written, I AM, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob!

This person was dressed in white and had a veil around her, but it was also a man in warrior clothes.

This person (= the chosen people of God, His Family) stood before the Lord, and BOWED DOWN before Him. He, then, put the crown that He took off Mandela’s head, on this person’s/people’s head.

Then this person climbed on the horse and had a golden Sword in the hand, he/she drew the Sword as if declaring war! That was the end of the vision.”

It is also important, Mister President, to note why South Africa’s position towards Israel is so important.

While Judge Moegeng is persecuted from all sides for his stance towards Israel, and while the South African’s government perspective about the Middle East, and even about RDM’s involvement in the Middle East, is totally haywire, take note of what God has revealed about all of this.


Mister President, you are at a crosspath where you, again, have to choose who will be your Lord and God! Who are you going to obey? And in whose service are you really?

This is the choices before you, Mister President.

And whatever you choose, will determine if the King of kings can use you to realize His will and plan, or if He needs to pick someone else.

Because, Sir, God’s Will and Plan will realize for South Africa and the rest of Africa, come what may!

To tell you the truth, it is already happening all across South Africa, where “Cities built after the mind of Christ, and new industries are coming forth”, and where new “Cities of Light after the mind of Christ” are being planned and build in the next year or so.

We are praying for you, Mister President, and that our God and King will bless you abundantly with supernatural wisdom and understanding, but also for the courage to make the right choices for this season.

God’s mediators and messengers for this prophetic word:

Dr Christo Nel – Cell 082 7702397  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Francois Steyn – Cell 079 5194622  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The week that changed history

The week in history that changed everything (The newest version)

This is the latest version of this important article that I have written about the events of that week, from what is nowadays called, Palm Sunday, or the Sunday of that week before the Resurrection of Jesus, to His Resurrection on that First Day of the week, which would therefore be the following Sunday in that week.

As for the dating of the events according to the Jewish Calendar, my dating of these events is exactly the same as in my previous articles. But note that my latest dating according to the Gregorian calendar we follow today is somewhat different from my previous calculations in that regard. 

Let's just first put down a few solid points from Scripture and specifically from the Gospels and other New Testament books about these events.


  • On 14 Nissan, a perfect lamb was to be slaughtered for the PASSOVER ("pesach" in Hebrew) (Ex. 12:6). It must then be prepared to be eaten with the rest of the PASSOVER dinner that same evening, so on 15 Nissan, which is counted from 18h00 to 18h00, our time. (See Ex. 12:8).
  • These events, according to Old Testament Torah law, were preceded by a series of events in this regard. Take for example, the events on the 10th Nissan, (four days ahead of time), when a lamb without blemish, had to be chosen and set aside to be slaughtered as the Passover lamb.
  • The day of the PASSOVER dinner itself, according to TORA law, is considered a SABBATH, regardless of on which day it would take place. (See Ex. 12 and Ex. 23:4-8)
  • From the Gospels and other New Testament passages, we know the following: Jesus is called the Lamb in several passages. (See e.g., John 1:29,36; 1 Pet. 1:19; Rev. 5:6,8,12,13; 6:1,9,12,16; 7:9,10,14,17; 8:1; 12:11; 13:8; 14:1,4; 15:3; 17:14; 19:7,9; 21:9,14,22,23,27; 22:1,3)
  • From the Gospel narratives we know that Jesus died on the day of His crucifixion, 15h00. Because the next day was counted as a Sabbath as the first day of the Pesach festival, with its meal that evening, His Body had to be removed from the cross late that afternoon and had to be buried in the tomb that Joseph of Armitea made available.
  • Then we also know that Jesus Himself prophesied, based on Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah, that He would be in the grave (or literally "in the inner/heart of the earth") for three days and three nights. (See Matt.12:40; 27:63; Mark. 8:31; 9:31; 10:34; John 2:19)
  • We also know that on the first day of the week, in other words the Sunday morning, after the crucifixion events had passed and the Body of Jesus had already been in the tomb for three days, and after the usual Sabbath was over, the women went to the tomb. (See e.g., Luke 24:1)


Most Christian believers usually commemorate the crucifixion events on Friday, which they then call "Good Friday" for that reason, which would then be followed by the celebration of the resurrection of Jesus on Sunday as the first day of the week.

The reason for celebrating the Crucifixion of Jesus on a Friday is because Luke 23:24 says this: "And this was the day of preparation, and the Sabbath was coming." (Some translations, such as the 1983 Afrikaans Translation, therefore interpreted this verse this way and consequently translated it like this: "It was Friday, and the Sabbath was already beginning to dawn.")

Thus, although one understands why many Christians around the world celebrate the crucifixion events as a "Good Friday" event, it is very clear from the facts of events that the crucifixion actually happened as early as the Wednesday of that specific week in history. (See the explanation following)

Of course, one could very well say that it is, after all, about celebrating these events and that these celebrations give followers of Jesus around the world the opportunity and privilege to be silent with other family members and other Christian believers around a week of events in the life of Jesus that changed the lives of each of us.

But because I believe it is important to show precisely what exactly happened during that historically important week, people need to know exactly what happened and when it happened when these events played out that changed the total history of the entire world. If we cannot even give ourselves a proper account of the actual facts of the events, how can we testify with credibility about them to a lost but very critical and cynical world, which is already wondering about and whether there are credible grounds for the biblical message and specifically about what is said and testified about Jesus the Christ.

Therefore, in this article, I want to give every reader an opportunity to meditate on the detail of the historical events of each day of that vital week.

May the living God Himself, through the working of His Spirit, use these truths to touch and set everyone free anew.

After all, the truth alone sets us free!





Before I talk to you about that Wednesday's events, let's start in our reflections already at the Sunday's events. Palm Sunday, the ecclesiastical world worldwide calls it.

That was the day we read about in Luke 19 and John 12:12. That was the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem, the city of King David, on a donkey.

We read in these passages how the crowd threw clothes and palm branches before Jesus to show honour to Him who they believe to be the promised Messiah, and therefore a king from the lineage of David. Because that was what the prophecies in Zech. 9:9 and Dan. 9:25 – 27 centuries earlier predicted would happen.

According to Exodus 12, the lamb for the Passover that would be celebrated later in the week, was to be chosen on the tenth of the first month of the Jewish Year, the month of Nissan.

According to the custom in Jesus' day, only lambs coming from the Bethlehem area were considered suitable to serve as a lamb for the Passover celebration. Therefore, during that week in which the Pesach was celebrated, on that particular Sunday, a lamb born in the Bethlehem district was chosen and brought into Jerusalem from the Mount of Olives, through the Sheep Gate.

This would then be exactly the same path that Jesus entered Jerusalem on His triumphal march that week on that particular Sunday. (See Matt. 21:1 e.g., Mark 11:1-11; Luke 19:28-38; John 12:12-19)

As He came in, the people shouted: Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord! Save us, son of David!

So, Jesus from Nazareth, was appointed with great acclamation as the long-awaited Messiah of Israel and in this way, the crowd chose their Lamb for the Passover!

However, according to the Scriptures, this lamb had to be examined first by the spiritual leaders because it had to be a lamb without blemish and spotless in order to be fit to be slaughtered as a lamb for the Passover.

So, we read how Jesus, after His entry into Jerusalem, first went to the temple to teach there. (See Matt. 21:23 e.g., Mark. 11:27-33; Luke 20:1-8.)

While He was there, the Pharisees, Sadducees, and other legal scholars came and tried to catch Him with all sorts of difficult questions to try and portray Him as a liar. But they could find no fault with him.


The dating of these events

Let me honestly confess here that it is very difficult to precisely and correctly date these events, because it was initially dated according to the Jewish Lunar calendar, while we are using nowadays what is known as the Gregorian calendar.

The reason for this is that because the Gregorian calendar (which has been followed since 1582 and which is based on the movement of the sun) has very strict rules and therefore can be easily adjusted and calculated. While, in contrast, the Jewish Rabbis, who determined the Jewish Festivals' dating each year according to the 28-day cycle of the Moon,  sometimes using their own rules and preferences to calculate when a particular festival, such as the Pesach, to be observed as a Sabbath, could happen in a particular year. Furthermore, to make things even more complicated, according to some circles among the Jewish Rabbis, some of these festivals could not be celebrated on a Monday, or a Wednesday, or a Friday, but only on a Sunday, a Tuesday, a Thursday, or a Saturday.

But let's try, according to the best research and calculations, to give a date to these events on that so-called Palm Sunday.

If we start from a dating when the Pesach dinner on that First Day of the Pesach celebrations would fall historically on a Thursday, then our date would be the year 30 A.D.

15 Nissan of that year, according to the Gregorian calendar would then be in the year, 30 A.D.

Then this particular Palm Sunday would have fell on March 31-April 1st, 30 A.D.



On the relevant Monday of the week in which Passover was celebrated, every form of yeast, as a symbol of evil and sin, was to be removed from every home according to the instructions of the Torah. Therefore, every Jewish mother searched her home with a candle for any trace of it on this day.

So, Jesus went to the temple as the house of God on that particular Monday and then chased out all the money changers that were defiling the temple. (Luke 19:45 ff.).



Because Jesus and his disciples were not in Jerusalem itself that particular year but in Bethany, a small town just outside Jerusalem, it was permissible for them to do the preparation and celebrate the Passover meal a day beforehand. (Luke 22:14 ff.; Matt. 26:17-35; and John 13:36-38 tells us about it).

Later that night, Jesus is captured in the Garden of Gethsemane, which lies on the road from Bethany to Jerusalem (Matt. 26:36-46; Luke 22:39-53).



Because it is very important for a correct dating and understanding of the events of this important week, I just want to reiterate here that the week in which Passover was celebrated could sometimes have two Sabbaths if the Passover fell somewhere in the middle of the week.

That specific year, 30 A.D., according to the Jewish calendar, was just such a year. Therefore, we find that in such a week the First Day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread, on which the Passover meal was celebrated, according to the Jewish festival calendar, would be counted as a Sabbath. Later that week, the usual Sabbath is then observed as usual on the seventh day of the week.

As I said, that was the case during the historic week Jesus was crucified in 30 A.D.

In light of this, let me start posting chronologically for you the rest of the events that week.



According to the Jewish calendar that particular year (30 A.D.), the "day of preparation," in view of the Passover meal that followed later that evening, took place on that Wednesday evening.

Jesus, our perfect Lamb without blemish, had to be prepared to be slaughtered and die on our behalf.

Everything happened that Wednesday morning at 06h00 when Jesus was tried and sentenced by Pilate. (John 19:13-16)



Simultaneously with the events in the temple there in Jerusalem, when the High Priest tied the chosen lamb for the Passover in question to the horns of the altar, on the fourteenth day of the Jewish month, Nissan, Jesus is nailed to a cross at Calvary at 09h00 that morning.

Thus, according to our Gregorian dating, Jesus is crucified on Wednesday, 3rd April, 30 A.D., or 14 Nissan that year according to the Lunar calendar of the Jews.



After a sudden solar eclipse of three hours from 12h00 that afternoon, simultaneously with the time the lamb in the temple had to be cutthroat and slaughtered (according to Exodus 12:6), Jesus died at 15h00 that Wednesday afternoon (Mat. 27:45 ff.). After three hours of "hell," He could say, "It is finished," and could finally breathe His last breath.

Everything needed to happen to make sin forgiveness possible was done. The victory was won, so Jesus was able to peacefully surrender His life to the Father.

Now you and I can say boldly and surely in faith: I have been delivered from the hands of the enemy by the Blood of the Lamb!

But even much more than that happened that historical moment.

Matthew tells us about it in chapter 27, verse 51 and onwards, in his gospel.

It was as if God the Father from heaven wanted to help the people of that time understand that what happened here was of paramount importance. Yes, that the history of the world really changed with these events!

To turn the spotlight fully on exactly what happened at that moment, God took with His own hands the Holiest of sacred objects for the Jew of that time, namely the thick curtain that separates the Holy portion of the temple, from the Holy of Holies in the temple.

Yes, God literally tore it from top to bottom! That same curtain through which the high priest could only walk once a year to the Holy of Holies’ section was suddenly just gone, and suddenly there was no separation left between the Holy and the Holy of Holies, where God sat in His holy presence waiting to speak to His people.

Therefore, the New Testament book, Hebrews, can speak of this boldness with which every believer could now, after these events, himself appear in God's presence. (See Heb. 10:19)

To further emphasize what happened here, God, as it were, uses everything He has, to keep the community talking about these events for weeks and years.

Suddenly there was an earthquake and graves opened. People who had died and been buried lately, suddenly came out of the tombs alive and started walking around the streets of Jerusalem for all to see and to talk to!

It was as if God was just saying, this is an entirely new beginning! The old covenant with all his things was over. A new relationship with Me is now possible. Everything that the Old Covenant, with all its feasts and laws, wanted to remind you of and as signposts wanted to lead you to Me, is now all here!

All of these things from the Old Covenant, served his purpose. Henceforth, the laws would only serve to convince unbelievers that they were sinners and totally lost!

Yes, it would finally remind them that Jesus Christ came as the Messiah and Lamb of God, who had to die this week like the Passover Lamb foretold all previous years.



With the Passover celebration to take place after 18h00 and the Sabbath rest ahead, the believing followers of Jesus had to take His body down from the cross and lay it in the tomb that Joseph of Arimathea had gifted for it. Mark 15:42 and onwards, tells us about it.

(Don't be seduced by the New Afrikaans translation of: "It was Friday". It is not what was written in the original Greek. Go read in the 1953- Afrikaans translation or in the NIV which is exactly what was written in the original Greek).



According to Scripture and the prophecies, Jesus would be in the tomb for three days and three nights.

So, he was there that special Sabbath (or first day of the "feast of the unleavened bread"), which stretched from the Wednesday evening 18:00 to Thursday evening 18:00; followed by the Friday (which stretched from the Thursday evening 18h00 to the Friday evening 18h00); and then also for the normal Jewish Sabbath (from the Friday evening 18:00 to the Saturday evening 18:00).



Sometime early that Saturday evening, after 18:00, at the dawn of the Jewish First Day of the week, Jesus rose from the dead after spending three days in the tomb.

Exactly what time it was, we don't know, because we're not told.

After all, Jesus Himself prophetically declared that He was going to be crucified, die, and be in the tomb for three days, and then rise again.

Thus, many other prophetic passages are also fulfilled, like Hos. 6:1,2; and the sign of Jonah (Matt. 12:40).

That Saturday evening, according to the Jewish festival calendar, the priest also waved the "First-fruits sheaf" of the harvest before God in order to dedicate the new harvest to God (Lev. 23:10-11).

That is why the Risen Jesus is also called the "First fruit" there in 1 Cor. 15:20-23.



Early that Sunday morning, April 7th, 30 A.D., Mary Magdalene and the other Mary, and later also of the other disciples, discovered that Jesus Christ had risen as He himself said was going to happen (Matt. 28:1 e.g.).

Therefore, together with the believers over the centuries, we can say, Hallelujah, we are truly serving a living Lord! (1 Cor. 15). Jesus Christ is truly risen, and He is alive.

Unlike all figures worshipped in other religions, we serve a Living, Risen Lord.

If He didn't really rise, our faith as Christian believers was in vain. (Read 1 Cor. 15 on this.)



Whoever dwells on the realities of this week's events cannot help but reflect on Jesus and who He really was.

Who was Jesus of Nazareth really? Was He just an ordinary person who lived from the 11th of September, 3rd, B.C., to April, the 4th, 30 A.D.?

What, then, of all the remarkable things He said and what He did?

What about the fact that everything He even said about His death happened exactly like that?

He even said that after three days, He would rise from the dead!

Could He then, be just an exceptionally good person or just a prophet, as some would describe Him? Surely it cannot be if the events really happened as I told you.

And if He didn't really rise from the dead, He was a liar and then couldn't really be a true prophet!

Moreover, what about the fact that He claimed to be God who became man!

Whoever really takes all of this seriously and wants to be honest in light of the facts, cannot simply say that He was just another exceptionally good man or prophet.

Either He was the greatest liar and psychopath who ever lived, or He was who He said He was! Namely, God who came to be human, to finally deliver us.

Yes, then Jesus of Nazareth was truly the Savior who came so that everyone who believes in Him, may have life and that more abundantly!

You are sent to be the answer!

A prophetic message for 2021

10 January 2020
Dr Christo Nel

Go and read the relevant Scriptures and hear what God is telling you in His Word Himself: In Isaiah 60 and 61, and from The Book of Revelation, Chapter 19.

We are in the midst of a time of darkness and under attack! Because of that, even though we are believers, many of us are experiencing doubt, fear and anxiety. We are wondering if the promises of God are really true. And wondering when the promises of God will become true for us in our lives.
But the other side of this same time is that many are experiencing in the midst of all of this, an encounter with a Living God!

God opened my eyes to see into what is really happening in the supernatural, in the unseen second heaven.

And I saw demonic powers attacking God’s people, speaking half-truths to them, and because of that, many are consumed by fear.

The tragedy was that most were totally unaware of it.

It made me sick to my stomach to see so many tired and weary of all the fighting just to survive from day to day.

God showed me the truth in all of this. That this was an attack of the enemy on God’s Bride to make them focus on survival or to make them fearful.

God showed me that what the people of God were thinking and believing about what is going on around them was not the truth!

Then God took me to the Book of Revelation, chapter 19.

I saw the Spirit of God that raised Christ form the grave. And I saw the One on the White Horse, the General of generals, in front and in charge of an army of millions of mighty warriors, of whom you and I are part of.

The One in charge’s Name is Faithfulness and Truth! And the Sword of the Word comes from His mouth.

He is the King of kings and the Lord of lords.

Please read Rev. 19:11-18.

He is the Real Commander and One in charge! He is the Commander of the Heavenly Armies.

All of this is happening in the midst of the darkness all of us could see and experience all around us. In the midst of what people call an economic depression!

But, when God showed all of this to me, He said:

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.

For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.

The Gentiles shall come to your light, And kings to the brightness of your rising.” (Isaiah 60:1-3)

The Evangelist, John, called Jesus the Light of the World! In the midst of darkness that was all over the world.

Jesus is still the Light of the world! Yes, even in our world today where people are freaking out and are looking for answers.

In the light of His Light, I saw what the truth was really and how much of what we saw with our eyes, and hear with our ears, and can understand with our minds, was nothing but lies!

In fact, the heart and reason for all of this darkness was that so much of it were lies! Lies upon lies, upon lies!

In the midst of all of the restrictions people were experiencing all across the world at this moment, in what is called a worldwide pandemic, people are going in their billions online seeking for truth!

Then I heard the Lord saying:

"Lift up your eyes all around, and see: They all gather together, they come to you; Your sons shall come from afar, And your daughters shall be nursed at [your] side.

Then you shall see and become radiant, And your heart shall swell with joy; Because the abundance of the sea shall be turned to you, The wealth of the Gentiles shall come to you.” (Isaiah 60:4,5)

Yes, you heard correctly! People of all of the nations will come to you, to My People!

But, why…?

Because you have the answers! I’ve already given you, My People, the answers! Because you have discovered Me, Jesus the Christ, as the Answer, I can use you to give answers to a seeking world!

Therefore, listen, people of God, God has given us a way! He showed us how people can prosper in the midst of all of this!

When everybody around us is scaling down, in businesses and on their farms, we will be booming because we are following the strategies God gave us!

People will be proclaiming the praises of God because He brought them the light!

The people of God are starting to understand the promise of Romans 8:28, that our God is using those times we feel and experience that everything we have and where we are, is a purifying fire! Yes, that our God is using every setback, every failure, for our good!

And all of this because God wants to use us after all of this!

People of God, listen, please, this is a time for us to raise into our new positions and callings.

But we will only be able to do what we need to do when we believe what God is showing us supernaturally.

That the One who is leading us in the midst of all of this darkness, is the One who know what is really happening, because He is the One totally in charge! He is the One in charge of the Plan behind all of what is happening!

He is the King of all the kings and every knee will eventually bow before Him. His Kingdom is coming here, on earth! And He wants to use you as an ambassador, as a testimony, of all of this!

He wants to use you, His People, to give a world seeking for truth, seeking for answers, the answers to all their questions.

Of course, it is never because of who you are. No, because when you yourself were dying, when you didn’t have the answers to all the challenges in your own life, you experienced that God’s grace was enough, is enough, will be enough also for tomorrow!

Maybe, some of you are listening to all of this, and are wondering if this can also be true for you, for the challenges and the realities you are facing now, today!

Because you have been listening to the sounds of the enemy, and to the lies they are telling, you have lost your peace!

If so, hear the Word of God telling you, in Romans 12:2:

“And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what [is] that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”

Let God convince you again of what is really true about you and your life!

As the people of God, we have everything we need ourselves, and everything the world around us is needing!

So, take back your peace again!

Now is not a time to fear or acting out of fear! Don’t do anything out of a spirit of fear!
Hear the Word of God telling you, “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.”

Action is what is needed now!

If you need to start with repenting, repent of your unbelief and doubt! Repent of worrying!

Yes, start taking action in your finances.

As in Genesis 26, while everybody around you are experiencing and believing it is a famine in the land, if you press in, God will appear to you and give you strategies against what your mind will be telling you!

So, please, don’t go to where you think the answers is.

No, rather, go to the land that God is showing you, to what everybody is describing as the land of famine!

In a time when nobody is sowing, like Isaac, be sowing and you will be blessed a hundred-fold!

But for that, don’t listen to the lies and to the answers of the world to the challenges we are facing!

No, rather be doing and believe what God is telling us!

While everybody around you is talking about things like COVID-19, know that COVID-19 is not a patch for the Lord you are following and listening to!

In a time when the world is making us, as followers of Christ, the laughingstock of the world, God is telling you, we are the answer to the world, to all the questions and challenges the world are facing. Be it the challenges we are facing in health care, or in education, or in the economy.

God wants to pour out His glory on us!

Most of us know what we have to do, but we don’t know how.

While God wants to demonstrate His Shalom through us!

He wants to use your knowledge, your experiences, as some of the answers to a world seeking for answers!

He wants some of you to start writing books, e-books, and e-courses, and flood AMAZON with them!

He wants to use you as a coach and as a mentor, to help people find the way.

Please, don’t go to Egypt!

Rather, start sowing in the midst of what everybody thought, was a famine!