Yeshayah 43:5-6 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
5 Fear not; for I am with thee: I will bring thy zera from the mizrach (east), and gather thee from the ma’arav (west);
6 I will say to the tzafon (north), Give them up; and to the teiman (south), hold not back; bring My banim from afar, and My banot from the ketzeh ha’aretz;
Trip to Israel In Yerushalayim
We Can Trust Our King.
Being a Jew is about being set apart. Being HIS and leaning on HIM only. The firstborn blessing also means suffering, because we need to learn the concept of LECH LECHA which G-d told Avraham! Meaning leave everything behind and follow ME! Coming to the point that you can say I want YOU G-d no matter what they say think do AND whatever YOU chose to happen, I will follow YOU and OBEY YOU. I said that to Him in 2000 on my deathbed! ( cancer) I surrendered! Totally. And Abba healed me all of a sudden instantly after the treatments which did not work. We need to live a set apart holy life. Rest in HIM as He circumcises the heart. He will write the LAW ( of love) upon your heart. It is as being a salmon swimming against the stream. But you will be fruitful! Now think about those who say they support Israel but call our G-d nonsense. You strip US from the essence of being a JEW! #israel #yerushalayim #setapart #holy #obedience #lechlecha #follow #faithoverfear #faithbased #faith
It was the Father, my Abba, Who told me about my Jewish roots. It was the Father, who led others, into my life, to give me a prophecy, to give me gifts, to confirm and to encourage. Teus Schep ⁺ (May his memory be a blessing) my dearest brother and friend, wrote a foreword in my book, in which he spoke boldly about my roots. When I asked him why? He said plain and simple: " Because the Father said so."
For a long time,I had to keep my mouth, sometimes I was allowed to share somethings to someone, but this is the first time I may, no I must share it in the open. For I`m born for such a times as this. Too much has happened, to share all His signs and wonders and confirmations, all at once. But one thing is for sure, HE calls us back and HE decides when we need to make aliyah!
Follow His lead, and do not lean upon your own understandings!
My mom had a near-death experience after given birth to me; G-d spoke to her that He would give her extra time, up to thirty years.
In June 1967 I received a word: "He Who Promised Is Faithful," and someone wrote it in my poetry album. I did not know anything about my roots; little did I know about the six -day war. The Six-Day War (Hebrew: מִלְחֶמֶת שֵׁשֶׁת הַיָּמִים, Milhemet Sheshet Ha Yamim; Arabic: النكسة, an-Naksah, "The Setback" or حرب 1967, Ḥarb 1967, "War of 1967"), also known as the June War, 1967 Arab–Israeli War, or Third Arab–Israeli War, was fought between 5 and 10 June 1967 by Israel and the neighboring states of Egypt (known at the time as the United Arab Republic), Jordan, and Syria.
Then some years later, I received a word which I kept in my heart without sharing it with anyone.
I'm raised in the Christian faith, (Up to the present day I still do not know if my parents knew about their roots, or for some reason kept it silent, and that I am the first to know) but the words which I carried in my heart since childhood are coming to pass in front of my eyes.
In the 70s, while I was watching ***Corrie ten Boom's movie "The Hiding Place" with my mother, I experienced as if I was in a vision. While looking at the images of Westerbork Vucht and Ravensbruck, I suddenly knew for sure that I was connected to the Jewish people and that I would have a task in connection with and for them in future.
When G-d took my mom home, I inherited her Bible, and in it, I found a piece of paper, where Hannah gives her child back to G-d.
But I had drifted away from G-d.
I won a ticket to Spain. - I could visit Spain for ten days for free included hotel and touringcar.-
I met Yochanan in that bus. Although the spark of love was there immediately, we both built walls around our hearts, because of things we both had experienced as it turned out later.
Some weeks after that trip, I heard my father was dying, and I cried out to G-d.
"IF YOU TRULY EXIST, PLEASE HELP ME"
At the same moment the phone rang, and I heard a voice saying: "This is Yochanan, the guy you met on the bus to Spain. I am standing in my parents living room. I was taking a shower when I heard a voice, "Call the lady you met on the bus to Spain, call her now." And I could dial your number instantly." Without realizing how special and miraculously this was, I told him my father was dying, and I was desperate. He came, he was there for me, brought me to my father's sickbed, brought me to my father's funeral and then we started to talk about what had happened. I cried out to G-d, and he heard a voice telling him to contact me. To make a long story short, we married, and soon after we converted and where baptized in water and Spirit.
In 1995 Abba gave me a task. Which has been confirmed through several Jewish men. Years later a Jewish guy we interviewed for our TV program The Seven Pillars Of Wisdom, looked at me, while we were preparing for the program, and he was talking about the situation in Israel, and the persecution Jews had to face, his eyes almost fell out of their eye sockets, as he stuttered several times, while pointing his finger to me, "you know, you know it, you know all about it," Yochanan who was busy preparing the camera's calmly turned his face towards him, and said: " But of course her maiden name is Meijer ;)
G-d gave me a foundation which He wanted me to call Teshuva. A Christian Lady who worked for Israel products, gave me a Messianic Magazine, and she said that G-d had told her to do so. In that magazine on the very last page the word TESHUVA jumped of the page so to speak. This very same lady, also gave me a scripture, some years later. And confirmed my Jewish roots. - (The foundation is still called Teshuva but G-d wanted us to use Dezertofloro as our trade name. Desert Flower) - Since that moment, different people, were called by G-d, to tell me things or confirm things. But it was all about Jewish roots. And all prophecies I received directly from G-d or through others were always connected to Yerushalayim.
I received crystal coasters, engraved with the star of David, from a dear friend, who bought them for herself, but G-d spoke to her and said: "They once belonged to a Jewish family, and now they need to go back to their roots. Give them to Cathy.
After G-d healed me miraculously from cancer in the blink of an eye, I heard the voice of G-d, and He told me that I would find a Jewish cemetery and then I would meet a guy who had something to do with Jewish graves. And then I would see what the great "I Am" would do further. It happened exactly as I heard. And the guy I met turned out to be a leader of a group who repairs and cleanses Jewish graves which are damaged by those who hate us. He invited me to a Synagogue. As my husband and I entered the building, I almost fainted. I came HOME!
In 2005 I met a Jewish woman who came to our studio for an interview for our radio-program "Shammah"
Before she left, she told me, " G-d will take you to Israel!" I did not tell anyone. But out of the blue we received money on our bank-account with the message: " For your trip to Israel." It came from a Dutch Christian lady, who was surprised
when we told her how G-d had revealed to a Jewish woman that I had to visit Israel.
To make a long story short, we wanted to make sure if this all truly came from G-d.
So we asked Him several things, which would be impossible, IF WE WOULD NOT TAKE CARE OF THINGS OURSELVES,
but of course nothing is impossible for our G-d!
We asked Him for someone to take care of all the animals. We asked Him for a place to sleep, but please Abba not a hotel.
We asked Him so much, but we did not tell it to anyone.
People came to tell us they would take care of the kittens! And the same lady who send us money, for the trip,
also said that she wanted to take care of the dogs, without us asking her. Why? The King was in the field!
It was HIS plan and HIS doing!
We were invited to stay in Israel with our friend Paul Sherbow from IFBN where we broadcasted our radio-program Shammah.
We were able to rent a car for a cheap prize almost a new one.
All things we prayed about, miraculously were available. And we had not told people anything!
When Abba brought me to Israel I learned about Shabbat and since then, I learned more about His feasts about Torah and my Jewish roots.
The story is all about signs and wonders, and most of all about HIS faithfulness. In His time He will bring me home.
It is all about Elohey Av'raham, Yitz'chak Yaacov!
אלוהי אברהם יצחק ויעקב
Blessed Be HIS Name.
In the 80th's I had a large plant in the hall of my home. I got a dream that a leaf was detached from the original plant.
But no matter how far away it was from the main vein, blood flowed between the leaf and the natural branch. So many years later I was allowed to know the meaning. Jew in Diaspora, no matter how far away, still Jewish. G-d made sure that I found photos of my deceased family.
The Jewish faces with black hair, are staring at me. I started to understand some things which I never understood before.
The freesias, bought by my father, for Saturday. (Shabbat) The words that were spoken and which I now discovered turned out to be Yiddish. And things that I keep for myself, but which are a huge confirmation and blessing. And given by G-d. Pieces of the jigsaw puzzle fall into place. And G-d gave me a house in an area that, after Amsterdam, had one of the largest populations of Jews. All taken away, all gassed. But my maiden name is on the synagogues and on the war memorials. And then grandmother who in retrospect clearly spoke Yiddish. Wow how big is our G-d! " More is to come" He said. " But you need to trust me! Allow ME to finish what I started."
*** Cornelia Johanna Arnolda ten Boom (or just Corrie ten Boom) (April 15, 1892 – April 15, 1983) was a Dutch evangelist and Christian Holocaust survivor. She helped nearly 800 Jews escape the Nazis during World War II. Ten Boom co-wrote her autobiography, The Hiding Place. It was later made into a movie of the same name. In December 1967, Ten Boom was given the award of "Righteous Among the Nations"' by the State of Israel.
Yechezkel 28:25 Orthodox Jewish Bible (OJB)
25 Thus saith Adonoi Hashem: When I shall have gathered the Bais Yisroel from the people among whom they are scattered, and I shall show Myself as set apart as kodesh in them in the sight of the Goyim, then shall they dwell in their adamah (land) that I have given to Avdi Ya’akov (My servant Jacob).
The Crystal Coasters Meeting In The Hague
Foreword from Teus Schep ⁺ in my book published in 2009
Love has its own, wondrous reasons, which the mind does not know.
For example, what moved God right now to make that small, peculiar, people, called the Jews, His set-apart chosen ones? What did he saw in her, that he wanted her from all nations as a loving groom, and fought for her love?
Love is not to be counted. It does not care about how she finds the beloved. God says about it in the Bible:
Ezekiel 16 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
6 "'I passed by and saw you there, wallowing in your own blood; and as you lay in your blood, I said to you, "Live!" Yes, I said to you, as you lay in your blood, "Live!
Love is also patient. She cherishes the bride until that love makes her blossom.
That came to my mind when, at the request of Catharina, I was thinking about a foreword for her book.
She herself, a daughter of Tzyon, descendant of Abraham, not only by faith but also in physical, through the bloodline. There is much in her way through life which is only clear and understandable when you take her -being Jewish- into consideration. As if God wants to draw in her life how he will eventually focus on his people and will bless the nations.
The loneliness, the not being heard, as being somehow different, has hung from her earliest years as an unintended cloak around her.
And yes, like his people – and I must also join in this row – she has tasted the darkness and sin "..
When I saw how you lay there wallowing in your own blood, I spoke to you: "Keep living!" Yea, I said, "Stay Alive." God also said it to her. You also can read this in this book, which is her deep and clean testimony.
I got to know Catharina about five years ago. God brought us on each other's path. Together with Yochanan, her husband, we have served G-d in the board of the Teshuva Foundation for several years. And in that capacity, we came together every Wednesday evening for two years.
During those two years of weekly evenings, God has sharpened us. And oh, what was his grinding stone sometimes razor-sharp. But he worked things out through and in and with us. We increasingly died to self, and the flesh and more and more of The Lord Yeshua became visible in each of us.
What changed in yourself, you saw less – the others often had to make you aware – but how did I see Yochanan and especially Catharina change in those two years.
How much I have admired her honesty, right up to the bone, and without hesitation or further excuses, immediately confessing something that God showed her.
Then God can do a lot in and with you, if you bring even the most painful things, - whatever he shows you, - directly to him.
I was able to learn a lot from that, as most men have a tendency to wait to confess something when it almost "is uncontrollable." But what folly is that? What a non-trust of your heavenly Father, to whom you can tell everything, and who knows it all, how horrible something may seem to be.
You will find that Catharina also helps you in this book. Her honesty, and the many examples you can read, situations she went through herself.
The beauty is that not only the persuasive examples of her life in this book will touch your heart as a reader, but also compelling Bible studies and powerful prophetic words that Abba, Pappa in Dutch, gave her in recent years.
What you read is up to date. It does matter. It comes right out of the center of God's heart, and He also wants you to find that place.
The Lord Yeshua said some time ago to Catharina, "I come back soon, but there is still a certain amount of work to be done."
That is the tension His heartbeat – in all tranquility – which you will sense in this book.
The same passion Paul animated. Through which he wrote his letters. Yeshua is waiting to see His pure bride without blemish spot or wrinkle!
Catharina has, like a few others – even though fortunately more and more will follow – learned deeply, through many and lengthy lessons, that only resting at the heart of Yeshua and of Abba, Papa, the bride of the lamb becomes more visible in you.
Dying, dying to self, it doesn't seem like something to look forward to, but it is the process that the congregation of the Lord Yeshua must pass through at this moment.
Without that, you won't have a bride without a spot or wrinkle, who eagerly expects him!
This book helps you to see and understand this deeper...- because of being in the hands of God's Spirit, who is with you when you read, and will help establish that reality vividly in you.
In these last days, our G-d does not only need a bride who is sanctified by him but also is filled with a longing expectation to meet the son from heaven, Yeshua also needs his bride to be deployed by him as an army. You'll also read about this in this book.
Papa wants to bring in another great harvest of souls from the non-Jewish peoples, before his son comes back, and before he also will live on earth and makes everything new here.
And then there is that last such essential issue. There comes a realm of Anti-Christ. Not only for the believers of the nations, but also Israel, his Jewish people, in these last days as they still have grim things in store, before they dance as a bride with him, as Catharina describes so nicely. Dark elements in which we are supposed to be a soldier, who follows the lamb, wherever he goes. We must have learned this so thoroughly, that Yeshua through us can help and bless them. And that they marvel at his Jewish, loving face through us! Through our helping hands, through our sacrifices, to the point of extreme.
God's love is faithful.
I believe that in his longing for all his Jewish people, this descendant of Abraham, is called by Him in the same way as he did with Paul.
Romans 11:14 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
13 However, to those of you who are Gentiles I say this: since I myself am an emissary sent to the Gentiles, I make known the importance of my work 14 in the hope that somehow, I may provoke some of my own people to jealousy and save some of them!
God's heart longs for them.
Would we, who come from out the nations of the world and also have been incorporated into God's household, not only let us be led to His heart, so tender, so intimately, but also need to have the same desire as our Father has for them, His Jewish people? To allow him, to let His love for them, sink in our hearts too?!
Thank God for books like this, who can help us in all these things, bringing the dance of the groom closer!
Therefore, at the end of this foreword, I say, "Dance, Catharina, dance...".
And: "Thank you for the dance lesson...
... For I also want to dance with him " Teus Schep Nieuwegein 2009
Cathy will take you on a personal journey, but also a journey which you,
as a fellow believer, as a seeker, also may take.
If you want to come into the Father heart of G-d! You will find stories, but also prophetic words, interspersed with articles and studies.
Let yourself be taken on a journey, which is breathtaking, which can go deep, yielding peaks of joy and sometimes valleys filled with sorrow!
But the outcome will be glorious! A homecoming in the heart of the Father! You are invited to dance...