14 January 2016

New beginnings

When a child is born, the world is altered in an instant. A new voice is heard. New life comes into being. Years later we pause and say, yes, that is when it all began, on that day. Birth is the smallest, most magnificent and greatest of miracles that is to come.  (author unknown)

It is only YHVH that can give life of any kind or form. 1 Corinthians 8:6 “Yet for us there is [only] one God, the Father, Who is the Source of all things and for Whom we [have life], and we exist for Him; and one Lord, Jesus Christ, by whom are all things [that have been created], and we [believers, exist and have life and have been redeemed] through Him.”

And if YHVH gives life to something, He is the one who will raise it up. It is not me that is giving birth to a new ministry, it is YHVH that is birthing the new ministry, and I am just His hands and feet. This ministry is dedicated to Him, to walk in His ways according to His order. Psalm 22:9-10‘Yet You are He who pulled me out of the womb; You made me trust when on my mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth; From my mother’s womb You have been my God.”

At 4h30 Friday morning, 8 January 2016, the Lord woke me and said that I must come and sit at His feet. The day had arrived. If you looked from the outside, it would have seemed like every other day. Nothing too special about it. But if you asked Holy Spirit to reveal to you what was happening in the spirit, you would have thought that something big was going on. There was excitement in the atmosphere. Joy was bursting at the seams. Heaven could no longer wait for this day.

A few weeks ago Holy Spirit woke me up in the middle of the night. He asked me if I was willing to go with Him. I thought it strange that He would ask me that. It is always exciting when Holy Spirit takes me somewhere to reveal something to me. I said, “Yes, I am willing to go with You”.

The next minute, I was in my living room, seeing myself years ago. I was crying. I was asking the Lord for a baby. It was something I did for a very long time, crying at my King’s feet for a baby. I even wrote down scriptures and declared them. Suddenly Holy Spirit opened my spiritual eyes. I saw two angels collecting my tears in a golden bowl. When the tears hit the golden bowl, they changed into seed. Every time I declared the Word, two seeds came out of my mouth. The angels collected all the seeds and placed them in an even larger golden bowl at YHVH’s feet.  Holy Spirit said to me, “We had to wait for the bowl to be filled before you could receive the promises. Every tear was a seed that you sowed in the spirit, and now the time has come for you to start reaping your harvest. You asked for a child, and you will receive many spiritual children. This new ministry that is going to be born through you, is the beginning of your harvest, and it is your first “baby” in the spirit.”

It was something that I really struggled with, as I could not fall pregnant again, but today I can see the bigger picture. It is something that I and Holy Spirit worked through years ago. It is not that my Abba did not want to give me children, He just had Kingdom work planned for my life. It was a road where I had to die to self and constantly ask YHVH what He wanted, so that His will would come to earth and be done in my life. He gave me new desires, desires that are in line with His desires.

Friday morning, while I was at the venue busy praying and worshiping, the Lord gave me a vision. I saw a very large field. The ground was wet and very fertile. The ground was calling out for seeds, for the harvest that was to come that day.  It was a hot day on the 8th of January 2016. No rain had not fallen and the drought was worsening. Around 16h00, the heavens opened and it rained. I know that the vision I had was a spiritual vision, but still the Lord blessed us with rain as a sign that the ground was ready to receive what was going to happen that night. From that day on, it has rained every night. My mother said that everywhere in South Africa the rain was falling on Friday, she believes that I was going to go and plant new seeds for the Kingdom.                         Later, I found out that almost the whole of South Africa received rain that day.  It is truly only YHVH that can open the heavens after the drought and heat that we experienced. The Lord had promised us that it would be an open heaven on the 8 of January 2016.

YHVH gave us instructions for that night. He was preparing everyone’s spirit that came to the launch. My mother was to wash hands at the entrance. She represented Holy Spirit. Ephesians 5:26 “so that He might sanctify the church, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word [of God]”.  1 Corinthians 6:11 “And that is what some of you were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” The Spirit of prophesy fell on my mother, and everyone was able to hear what Abba had on His heart for them.

Michael my son, blew the shofar. He represented an angel announcing us in heaven. Announcing that the bride had come. Joel 2:15 “Blow a trumpet in Zion, Consecrate a fast, proclaim a solemn assembly” Then they had to enter through a door. The door represented the Living Word, especially John 10:9 “I AM the Door; anyone who enters through Me will be saved [and will live forever], and will go in and out [freely], and find pasture (spiritual security).” 

Jaco, my husband, received each person after Michael had announced them. He represented Yeshua.  He anointed and blessed everyone’s feet, so that they would be able to walk the road that YHVH had planned for them, and so that they would be obedient in their walk and do only as Abba directed them. John 5:19So Jesus answered them by saying, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself [of His own accord], unless it is something He sees the Father doing; for whatever things the Father does, the Son [in His turn] also does in the same way”

They then came to my father. He represented Abba Father’s Heart. Galatians 4:6 “Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, "Abba, Father."  He hugged everyone and gave them a blessing. When they entered the venue, I blessed them and put the seal of YHVH upon their destiny. Abba blessed everybody with gifts that night, representing blessings from Him. He was showering us with His Love.

We worshiped and gave YHVH all the honor. After the worship we spoke blessings over the ministry, and as each one took their turn planting seeds of blessing, the Lord received it and sowed it into their lives as well. Holy Spirit showed me that the whole of heaven was waiting for this day, because I took up my birthright and started to walk in my destiny. Every time a son of YHVH takes up their birthright and starts to walk in their destiny, the whole of heaven is excited over that day. That day is recorded and there is a celebration.

It took me almost 5 long years to get here. There is truly nothing I can do, but walk in obedience in this life to YHVH, Who makes anything possible. It is all my Abba! It is an honor for me to be His hands and feet on earth.  After that we soaked in the Lord’s Presence and enjoyed one another’s company. All the glory to YHVH. I am excited for this new journey that we are on. 

Shama Shalom

Marikha and family