Sunday, 6 November 2022

November News

 

Hi guys. Hope you are doing very well and you are very blessed. We were very blessed on the SA leadership with a speaker that was from unreached nation. He gave a powerful word on the Scripture of:

Proverbs 28:1The wicked flee though no one pursues, but the righteous are as bold as a lion.”

Visitor for the orphanage

We have been involved for many years in an orphanage and have pioneered the ministry. Nicolaas and Lizz took the ministry and ran with it for quite a few years. 6 Months ago, we received very good news that the orphanage got a new property from the city council. It is the old jail of Potch! It was probably used a hundred years ago as a jail, but it is a very big property with a lot of potential. Nicolas visited from France and spent some time at the orphanage. It was a very blessed time with him and with the new property there are now new opportunities and quite a big property to restore.

Josua sharing at Boy's camp - Walvisbay Namibia


Relationship school going very well

We started the first relationship school that was led from Netherlands by a couple Marleen and Ulbe. We are doing the course and are learning new things that equip us for ministry among couples and families.

Wikus going to Uganda

Wikus will teach for a week in Uganda on a prophetic breakthrough school. He is leaving next Sunday. Please pray with us for the school.

Job leaves to Finland for 4 years

We dropped Job at the airport this week and he is now working at the university of Helsinki Finland. He got a doctorate job at the university in Astrophysics with a four-year contract. We are very proud of him but also have to face his absence for at least four years. As he is married to Iida that is from Finland it is good for her to spend some time with her family. We expect to become grandparents end of January, so please pray for the couple as they start a new season in Finland!

YWAM Southern Africa leaders meeting















Africa refugee circle prayer meeting

We are planning a prayer meeting for later this month for refugees from Africa and ministries involved in it. We have the first refugee discipleship school running currently and we will listen to the Holy Spirit where he wants to lead the movement.

Eswatini team



Prayer topics:

1)     Job & Iida in Finland

2) Josua on outreach in Botswana and Pretoria in this month

3)     Wikus going to Uganda

4)     The refugee movement

5)     The relationship school

6)    Elandri, Jonathan, Iida and Francois busy with exams

7)     Preparations go to Malawi in December to YWAM Dzaleka 

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Thursday, 6 October 2022

Vorsters' Newsletter October

 


 Hi, hope you are doing very well! Jesus is the anchor of our soul and we don’t have to live in fear when we are close to the Holy Spirit who tells us what is yet to come. Not only can we know what is to come, we can change it like Abram did when praying for Sodom and Gomorrah. So even during plagues and wars we can trust in the Lord.

John 16:13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

Southern-African leadership meeting

We travelled to the Western Cape for the leaders meeting of Ywam (Youth with a mission) South-Africa this week. This is always a very anointed meeting, and we heard what the Holy Spirit is saying to the global Ywam community. Over a hundred leaders in Southern Africa and the Islands attended it. We had a speaker that gave us new motivation to be like LIONS in the mission field. We also attended groups about Frontier Missions and how to mentor people.



Relationship school

We are currently doing our new internet relationship school. The school is being led by a couple that were trained by the family ministry school in Ywam. They are from the Netherlands, and we have about 8 students. They will also do a marriage school next year. We are excited to see that his school is working well and that this school seems that they will be launched successfully as internet schools.

TPM and Prophetic Schools Doing Practicals

We had good TPM and prophetic schools. The students are currently training prophetic words to each other and the TPM school are doing sessions with each other.

We had a national meeting of TPM last Saturday Dr Ed Smith that started TPM internationally was the speaker on zoom and we had 44 participants on the meeting. We have trained many people in the Potch area including students and we are currently talking with a group from Ikageng and Promosa to do the course with us next year. I have been doing sessions now at 3 different schools and it seems like a nice flow is starting in the communities with the counselling skill. It seems like we are making more inroads in the community with the more lightweight schools we have developed on the internet than with the DTSs. TPM is Transformation Prayer Ministry. DTS is Discipleship Training School (full time)

Josua on outreach

Josua is currently on outreach with the Worcester base in Namibia. They would have gone to the Philippines but not everyone got their finances. They would have been in the middle of a huge cyclone in Manila if they got their finances if they went. They are now in Windhoek in Namibia and are busy with fruitful work in that area. Josua seems to be enjoying it very much. Please pray for them to finish well.

Job got a doctorate position in Helsinki

Job was chosen out of twenty-seven applicants to have a doctorate job at the university of Helsinki. It is a great accomplishment for him in his area of expertise. He is studying astrophysics. He is going to Finland at the beginning of November. His wife is pregnant, and they are expecting the end of January. Please pray for Job and his family in this transition time. We will miss them a lot, but we know the Lord will guide and use them also in Finland. (Iida is from Finland).

Prayer topics:

1)    Please pray with us for Job and Iida and for Josua and his team. Josua finishes 9 December with his outreach and Job starts working in Finland beginning of November.

2)    Our other children are writing tests and busy with work at the University. Please pray for them too for good choices and their safety.

3)    For the YWAM SA leadership. The ministries are making great inroads in SA and are important for the future of SA as they are creating lots of Christian ministries in the country.

4)    We are still going to Uganda and Malawi in the last semester and will be travelling for seven out of the last 12 weeks of the year. Please pray for safety in the air and on the roads.

5)    Let us praise the Lord for opportunities to equip leaders in the community to reach the lost disciple people. We reached so many different leaders in countries where the material is not readily available.

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Monday, 29 August 2022

Kinshasa report - Sept 2022

 

Newsletter September 2022     

Outreach to mega city of 15 million

I was invited to speak at a pastors’ conference in Kinshasa by Rhema church in Potchefstroom. I was a bit apprehensive about the trip, but I felt a prompting of the Holy Spirit to go. We are doing a first DTS (discipleship training school) at the refugee base in Dzaleka (Malawi) and most of the refugees are from the DRC. (We started Operation Refugee Africa a few years ago to sponsor refugees from this refugee camp to do Discipleship Training School in Malawi, and become  Missionaries – see ywampotch.com)

There were a few reasons I went. One reason was to look at the possibilities of planting a new Ywam base in Kinshasa, DRC.

On the plane I sat next to a businessman from France that does business with the mines in DRC. He previously worked for Al-Jazeera, and he gave me a live update on what is happening in the country as he was staying in the country for 15 years already. At the airport everything was French. The person on the plane told me exactly what to have when I enter not to pay extra penalties. The pastor and the evangelist were waiting for me, and they booked me into a hotel for the whole week.

Church has a lot of authority

On the plane the French person asked me what I was going to do. When I said I was teaching on a pastors’ conference he said: “That is the right place to be, they have a lot of authority in Kinshasa.”

The Rhema pastor from Potch (Pastor Ndagano) is of Congolese origin. He was the missions’ leader when he was student. The evangelist that organized the conference was the next generation university leader. I spoke twice at the pastors’ conference and preached at the church they were planting in Kinshasa.

In the organizing group the evangelist was also a qualified engineer, the pastor also a medical doctor and in the rest of the group there was a lawyer and an architect as well. I realized I was hosted by the intellectual elite that has a lot of authority and contacts. What was more was that the evangelist spoke at Ywam Cambodia and worked with Ywam India for a few years. I could really sense the evangelist was hand-picked for a Ywam planting.

Words from the Holy Spirit

When I prayed the Holy Spirit said the following words. “Rush-in, stabilize and sardine run”. I sensed that this period is a golden opportunity to stabilize the country and that there was a lot of opportunities for the gospel for championing indigenous tribes in Kinshasa. There are 450 tribes in DRC and all of them are in Kinshasa! What is more is that Kinshasa is now safe, and that the DRC has a new Christian president from 2019.


Kinshasa is an African mega-city. The roads are very busy and there are tar roads in Kinshasa and 1 tar road for 1000 km out of Kinshasa. The food was very nice with a few side dishes that were foreign. One side dish was dried Mopani worms and another peanut butter fish. I was very well looked after, and the Hotel was like a 2-star Hotel in SA.

Time is slow

Knowing Africa runs on its on-time schedule I asked the evangelist what the real time is when someone makes an appointment. He said DRC time is 30 min to 2 hours after the time that was mentioned. I saw a few things that could make it difficult for outreach groups in the culture. One was the traffic, another the time issue and another the African culture that is far from western culture. All of this is however normal outreach issues. The number one issue I wanted to know if it is safe. I found it safe and enormously fertile for the gospel. It is probably one of the mega-cities in the world where you can literally just come in and do the work of evangelism and there will be a huge harvest.

Picture from the Holy Spirit for conference

The Holy Spirit showed me several domes of light all over Kinshasa that represented the churches. On the churches I saw written “leadership development”. I realized that the church is the place where the new DRC is being born. The evangelist said: “We need workshops from Ywam”.  One very interesting statistic I heard was that: in 2050 one in four people in the world would be African!


The evangelist was one of 9 children and one of the pastors was one of 14 children. Now is a very important time for Africa but also for the mission destiny of the world in many senses. If hard work is done now in the central African region for Christianity, they will be missionaries everywhere in the coming decades.

For African bases -feel free to do missions in Kinshasa. For Western bases - I would advise outreaches of 2 weeks, workshops at the churches and disciples that are being discipled over internet after contact on the ground. For Western bases the culture shock is normally big in the heart of Africa. June to August is the best time for outreach as it is dry season then and malaria is at its lowest. For safety it is good to contact me for the right indigenous contacts. DRC has 24 provinces. Focusing on Kinshasa for now and establishing strongly there, would train indigenous workers that will do the work in the other roadless provinces.

Ywam Dzaleka (refugee focused base) doing DTS in October

We are looking to help refugee students to do DTS in October. It costs 900$ per student for their DTS. We are praying to see if this group can do their outreach to Kinshasa. This might open up a way for the refugees to return to their country of birth. The financial conditions are extremely tough and it will be nearly impossible for refugees to do DTS without outside help.  Help create indigenous missionaries that can help stabilize central Africa by donating to Operation Refugee Africa (it is a ministry of Ywam Potch).

OPERATION REFEUGEE BANKING DETAILS:Operation Refugee Africa NPO

First Nation Bank – Cheque / current account  62626450720 Branch code: 240438 (Potchefstroom Branch) Reference: (Please give a specific reference – eg. DTS sponsor)

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Tuesday, 2 August 2022

Nations will come to your light

 Newsletter August 2022

Hi guys. Hope you are doing very well, and you are filled with hope. I prayed with one of the students at a school for the Holy Spirit. Afterwards she was astounded that she felt the presence of the Holy Spirit. She was shocked that God really exists and that she could feel the presence of God beyond any shadow of a doubt in her inner being. We can have hope because God exists and does amazing things in the lives of those that follow Him but also in everyone’s lives, many of whom does not know that He is at work in their life.

Kinshasa - Congo

Next week I am departing for Kinshasa. I thank God that the visa and all the provision for the ticket fell into place. It is quite a bit more expensive to travel after the big fuel increases, but I thank God for those that felt on their hearts to give so that the gospel can spread.

We have about 50 pastors we are going to minister to at a pastor’s conference. My topic will be Discipleship. Kinshasa is a mega-city, and the role of the church is very important as a lot of education takes place from the churches as that is the place the Holy Spirit equips the nation for transformation. Please pray for our safety and that the conference will have lots of fruit!

Discipleship schools for churches

I was approached by a senior pastor in the community to help with discipleship schools for multiple churches. We worked out a very good program in where we can help with 4 discipleship schools geared for the community. We are very excited for this possibility, and we are waiting for the churches to come back to us and to confirm the dates of the schools and the final confirmation of the schools. This is planned for 2023 – more information will follow,

Josua preparing for the Philippines

Josua was doing very well in Amsterdam. Unfortunately, he didn’t get his visa for Romania in time and his Schengen visa ran out. He had to return to SA urgently. He is joining the DTS outreach group from YWAM Worcester that is going to the Philippines. He still needs some funds, and he is once again painting and helping us with various jobs to get funds to go on the outreach. He will be going early September to Worcester, if everything works out, to join the DTS for the last two weeks to get to know the group and then join them for the outreach. Please pray with us for him – to keep in faith even though his plans were changed.

Online schools prospering

Christien and Wikus have over a hundred people on the TPM Online course and the Prophetic school this semester. We are continually seeing an increase in our schools, and we are looking forward to the relationship and marriage school and the refugee school to add further numbers to the people that gets discipled. We will be doing the Refugee school (From Refugee to Champion) at a refugee camp in the form of a two-week seminar at the end of the year. We also now have possibilities for the different schools to be done in person next year. Please also pray for and share about our new RELATIONSHIPS course that starts in September. Feel free to join! More info on our website http://ywampotch.com

In the current form the schools can really help churches to grow. It seems that our next season is more in line with churches and cooperating with churches for growth. We hope to see a very healthy new generation of young people to be trained in the Potch, Ikageng and Promosa area.

Counseling sessions at a High school

I have been doing sessions at a school and have been invited to speak to matrics (Final Years High school children) at another school.  In this season it is recognized that values are very important for nation building and it seems that doors are opening that have not previously been open for the gospel.

Christien doing morning devotions on the radio

Christien has been asked to do morning devotions for the radio in Ikageng (Aganang radio station) again. She is doing 6 devotions this week. She focused on FORGIVENESS and, LOVE. We were on life FM two months ago and it continues to feed students to our online schools. Because the online schools have a tremendous reach, we could train many in the prophetic and in hearing God’s voice in their pain. It is very interesting how God is working with our base after Corona. We were pruned and had to shift for the new season, but our new season are very fruitful. We thank and praise God for His wisdom and we hope many can be discipled in the future.

PRAYER TOPICS

·   Please pray for us for these great opportunities that are opening up to share the Gospel in multicultural settings – we are humbled and thankful – but we need a lot of wisdom!

·         Please also pray for our children, studying or preparing for new seasons in their life!

·         We are so excited to share that we will become grandma and grandpa - please pray for Job and Iida in this regard and for their plans to go to Finland next year! We are excited for them but we will also miss them! They will both finish their degrees this year Job his MSc in Astrophysics and Iida Honors in Bio Chemistry. 

Keep Contact

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Nations will come to your light

Is 60:1 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.

See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples,

but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.

Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn”

Thursday, 7 July 2022

Sowing in good soil - July news

Reaching out to a community outside of Potch

 

Newsletter July 2022

Praise God for the many things He is doing. We get all the bad news from the newspapers but that is not the only reality. The reality is many good things are also happening and God is also hard at work in people and building His kingdom. It is a great privilege to participate with the Holy Spirit in what He is doing.

Trips for the second part of the year

  • ¨  Democratic Republic of Congo

I was invited to join in meetings with pastors and to preach with an evangelist in this country. We are going to Kinshasa which is a mega-city. Kinshasa has an approximate population of 13-15 million people. It is one of the mega-cities of the world. I am going up to see the possibility of the planting of Ywam bases in the area as well as the partnership with churches in the area. This will be my second time visiting the country and I am really looking forward to the trip as I am a little bit of a born adventurer.

  • ¨  Uganda

I was invited to talk in an Ywam school in Kampala in Uganda. This is a great opportunity to invest in leaders in the area as many leaders of East Africa and central Africa are in this school. After Corona the possibilities to travel opened again and I received many invitations to many countries in a few weeks. But after prayer I had peace with the countries we plan to go before the end of the year. Our new season seems to be more the season of teaching. This comes very natural to me as nearly everyone in our family is in some form of teaching.

  • ¨  Malawi

In December there is two weeks of speaking on a DTS (discipleship training school) in Malawi. This is mostly people from the DRC area that is in the refugee camps. This is the place we do the training. Ywam’s university of the nations (Uofn) can become a very powerful university in the central African region as there is a need of training in the Central African region. In this new season the calling from the Holy Spirit is more into eldership, teaching, and the pioneering of new areas. I expect to travel quite a bit. It is exciting and expensive, but it is worth the while as Africa is currently the most Christian continent in the world. Many leaders can come from this continent and good, healthy training is essential for the stabilization and the prosperity of the continent. 

Internet schools starting again - On  UofN Extension Studies platform


  • ¨  Prophetic school

We have great fruit from our previous prophetic school and there is great excitement from those that are walking in these newfound gifts of the Holy Spirit. They have great potential to become great leaders that really know the Holy Spirit.

  • ¨  Transformation prayer school

This school is the school that has borne the most fruit in the history of our base. We have been training it for 13 years. We have trained nearly 800 people in the history of the base and nearly half of the students were from this school. In the last few schools we have really gone international. This is Christien’s school, and she enjoys doing many sessions with many people as empathy is her major gift.

  • ¨  Evangelizing worldviews

This is the third evangelizing worldview school that we are doing, and we seem to be heading for our biggest school yet. This school is an eye opener to see the major worldviews at work and what the scripture is saying on it.

These three schools are adding many students. We also start with the refugee school at the end of the year next to a refugee camp. We are also planning the family school for September.

The aim of the internet schools is to be able to get into every house. Today most houses has a computer or/and a phone. This makes these tools very useful tools so that everyone that wants to do a discipleship school in these areas is able to do it.

Hosting visiting YWAM couples

We are happy to host a lovely mission’s couple from YWAM Spain this week – they are very kind and helped Sai-Moon and Charity to distribute food parcels and pray for people on the streets.

Last week we also hosted a couple from YWAM Switzerland who plans to start a ministry in our province. We are so happy that God sends workers for the harvest is plentiful!

PRAYER TOPICS

Ø  We really wants to praise God for providing everything Josua needed for his DTS in Europa – he had to come home earlier due to the fact that his visa took too long and his Schengen visa ran out. Now he will finish his DTS outreach phase off with an outreach in Africa... so it will still be very valuable. He will send out a newsletter with more details soon. Look at his Facebook Josua Vorster. Thank you for your prayers and support.

Ø  Andrea and Francois are also on a mission trip – they went to Zimbabwe with a team from their church for church planting. Please pray for the team.

Ø  Please also pray for out other children and their studies that will start again end of July

Ø  Please pray for our new online schools and the new students – we are so excited for a new group, new staff team and a lot to learn and experience!

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Still other seed fell on good soil. It came up, grew and produced a crop, some multiplying thirty, some sixty, some a hundred times.” Mark 4:8

Friday, 10 June 2022

Entering the Kingdom of heaven

We need to learn to enter the Kingdom of heaven in our lives, for that is the Well of Life. There is several gates through which we can enter this spiritual Kingdom according to Nehemia 3.

Jesus came to bring the Kingdom of heaven into all our lives…Mat 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the Kingdom of heaven has come near.”

This Kingdom is for all nations and people groups…Rev 5:And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation.

They are called to reign on earth… Rev 5:10 You have made them to be a Kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign[a] on the earth.”

 

The gate can be shut by those who think they know but really don’t…Mat 23:13 “Woe to you, teachers of the law and Pharisees, you hypocrites! You shut the door of the Kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to.

 

We need to learn to enter the Kingdom of heaven in our lives for that is the Well of Life. There is several gates through which we can enter this spiritual Kingdom according to Nehemia 3. This was the gates to Jerusalem in that time but it has a spiritually significant meaning.

 

The gates to the Kingdom of heaven from Nehemia 3

 

We are going to look at the different gates there was to enter the city of Jerusalem. This I believe refers to the Kingdom of heaven each one of us must restore in front of our own houses. Each one has a different calling and a different focus as they restore the Kingdom of heaven on earth as they bring heaven to their souls and those around them.

 

Gate 1: The sheep gate

 

Nehemia 3:1 Eliashib the high priest and his fellow priests went to work and rebuilt the Sheep Gate. They dedicated it and set its doors in place, building as far as the Tower of the Hundred, which they dedicated, and as far as the Tower of Hananel.

 

David was a shepherd. He looked after the sheep. This refers to people who take care of God’s sheep. It is people with a heart to see others prosper and to look after others. This is people that have the love of God.

They themselves find the Kingdom of God and they start sharing it with others and have a shepherd’s heart. This can be a mother looking after her kids. It can be a father leading his family into the worldview of the Scripture submitted to the Holy Spirit. Everywhere we take the Kingdom with us and those that are entering through the shepherd gate takes this Kingdom also to others and guards and help people around them.

 

Around the sheep gate was the Tower of a hundred. This can refer to the parable where Jesus says that if you have 99 and you lost 1 sheep leave the 99 and go and search after the 1. A tower many times refers to having a life of prayer and watching in the night that the wolf doesn’t steal. It can refer also to the pastoral that are called for about a hundred people. Scripturally it may be good to have 1 pastor for every 100 people in a church.

 

Gate 2: The fish gate

 

The Fish Gate was rebuilt by the sons of Hassenaah. They laid its beams and put its doors and bolts and bars in place.

 

When Jesus called the disciples, he said: “I will make you fishers of men.”

 

Sheep walk around on earth and are not the smartest animals. They are the normal people on the earth trapped mostly by desires.

 

Fish swim in the sea. This can refer to nations that are trapped by worldviews. They are swimming in the deep philosophies of life. Those that repair the fish gate might be those that has discovered obedience to Jesus as the healthiest worldview in the world. They are sitting next to the waters and can catch fish that has been caught by the liar in this world. Ultimately the Christian worldview will win over all other worldviews as the most constructive and the best to prosper nations because it is the truth.

 

Gate 3: The Jehsanah (old) gate

 

Neh 3:6 The Jeshanah[b] Gate was repaired by Joiada son of Paseah and Meshullam son of Besodeiah. They laid its beams and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place.

 

The old gate might refer to those that search for wisdom in their life. It can be those that have lived life, have suffered, and found Jesus when they were older. They teach out of the wells of wisdom and leads the younger ones to the wisdom of the cross. They are the ones that have taken life on, lived and through the years discovered the cross as the compass of life and they teach it to others.

 

In that section the broad wall was found. The broad wall might refer to the clear distinguishing between what is right and wrong, what is from the flesh and from the Spirit, what is constructive and what is destructive, what is from the Kingdom of heaven or the Kingdom of darkness. These people of wisdom understood how to sow on the Spirit to reap a good harvest.

 

Gate 4: The valley gate

 

Neh 3:13 The Valley Gate was repaired by Hanun and the residents of Zanoah. They rebuilt it and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place. They also repaired a thousand cubits[c] of the wall as far as the Dung Gate.

 

The valley gate can refer to those who were poor and lowly and those that have been brought low by life. They have lost their work, maybe got a serious illness, were born into poverty or maybe went through a divorce. Amid the valley of darkness, they call out and are saved and enter the Kingdom of heaven.

 

These people also must repair till the dung gate meaning they need to repent for what brought them to the valley.

 

In this way we don’t need to be afraid of the valleys of life. If our pain leads to life, we will be ok. We need to manage the valleys in our life and drink from the rivers of the Holy Spirit flowing in the valleys. Those that find the Kingdom of heaven in the valley and drink from the waters of life then has the chance to scale the highest mountains of success if they want. Or they can just camp next to the river of life enjoying the comfort and the training of the Holy Spirit while showing others the river as well.

 

Gate 5: The dung gate

 

Nehemia 3:14 The Dung Gate was repaired by Malkijah son of Rekab, ruler of the district of Beth Hakkerem. He rebuilt it and put its doors with their bolts and bars in place.

 

The dung gate refers to those that have sinned a lot. They were maybe involved in wars and stole and killed and raped until they grew sick of themselves. It can refer to students that were immoral, drank a lot, impregnated others or were guilty of abortion. One day they woke up and felt like dung because they lived in the dung.

 

They then turn to God and ask for forgiveness. As they ask for forgiveness they are forgiven and can enter the rule of holiness and life. They need to bolt the doors shut to sin and make sure they never go there again for we will reap what we sow. As they then learn to sow in the Spirit they don't need to live in the dung anymore but can enter the fountain gate.

 

Gate 6: The fountain gate

 

Neh 3:15 The Fountain Gate was repaired by Shallun son of Kol-Hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah. He rebuilt it, roofing it over and putting its doors and bolts and bars in place. He also repaired the wall of the Pool of Siloam,[d] by the King’s Garden, as far as the steps going down from the City of David. 

 

The fountain gate is those that enters the Kingdom through the Holy Spirit. Some people enter the Kingdom through repentance, others through evangelism, others through Scripture and repentance and still others through an encounter with the Holy Spirit.

 

John 4:14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

 

The fountain gate has three significant places.

1)    The Pool of Siloam:

 

John 9:7 “Go,” he told him, “wash in the Pool of Siloam” (this word means “Sent”). So the man went and washed, and came home seeing.

The Holy Spirit gives us truly open eyes. It also emboldens us to preach to others.

 

2)    The king’s garden refers to the Tree of Life in paradise.

 

Rev 2:7 Whoever has ears, let them hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.

Even on this earth we can eat from the tree of life. This tree is Jesus Himself. We can have a Living relationship with the person of Jesus and hear his voice in our life.

 

3)    The city of David

 

Those who entered through this gate also had the right to bring the city of David or the heavenly Jerusalem. It means that they ate from the tree of life daily, is truly sent by God and has the right to bring others staying in their city to the tree of life.

 

Gate 7: The water gate

 

Neh 3:26 and the temple servants living on the hill of Ophel made repairs up to a point opposite the Water Gate toward the east and the projecting tower.

 

The water gate also refers to the Holy Spirit as water is often a parable of the Holy Spirit in the Scripture.

 

John 4:14 but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”

 

This is those that comes to the Presence of God and find refreshment from the Holy Spirit. When they get quiet sitting on a chair or lying on the bed they can easily enter the refreshment of their soul by focusing on the Presence of God.

 

Gate 8: The inspection gate

 

 Neh 3:31 Next to him, Malkijah, one of the goldsmiths, made repairs as far as the house of the temple servants and the merchants, opposite the Inspection Gate, and as far as the room above the corner; 

 

The inspection gate is when the Holy Spirit is looking at you up and down for the motives of the heart. Where the dung gate is repentance from clear sin the inspection gate is the gate where we need to repent of wrong motives. It was a goldsmith that had to repair this gate. This can refer to those that has a lot of money or work with a lot of money. Their hearts could easily stray towards the worship of money. Such people could not enter the Kingdom before they were thoroughly searched by the Holy Spirit for wrong motives.

 

Jer 17:9 The heart is deceitful above all things  and beyond cure.     Who can understand it? 10 “I the Lord search the heart, and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”

 

God tests our hearts and we need to allow him to purify our motives that we can live in peace and not be thrown like waves because we are focused on desires of the flesh for happiness in our lives.

 

Which part (gate) are you called to repair?

 

Neh 3:17 Next to him, the repairs were made by the Levites under Rehum son of Bani. Beside him, Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, carried out repairs for his district. 18 Next to him, the repairs were made by their fellow Levites under Binnui[f] son of Henadad, ruler of the other half-district of Keilah. 

 

Many people had the call to repair the wall in front of their house. What is the gate you enter the Kingdom of God through? What part of the Kingdom are you repairing through what you do, who you are and according to your sphere of influence?

 

Each person on planet earth is called to restore the Kingdom of heaven in their lives. Each family is called, each tribe is called, and each nation is called.

 

Are you restoring the Kingdom of heaven in your life, that all of us can live in heaven - making life heaven for each other ? While we are on earth let us enter the Kingdom of heaven so that we can all be ruled by heaven. Then maybe we can make life heaven for each other!

Message by Wikus Vorster  

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