By Karin Plaatjies
Beloved, I would love to share a testimony with you of a God who faithfully answers prayers if you dare to open your mouth and speak God’s Word into the atmosphere! HalleluYah!!!
I was so encouraged recently when I read an article in Gateway News by Apostle Linda Gobodo, who was led by the Holy Spirit to declare war on Covd-19. It delighted me that we, as the Body of Christ are finally rising up as God’s End-Times army to take our stand against the devil’s schemes!
This reminded me of how we used to prayer walk during 2010 and 2011 in Parow and Goodwood on Voortrekker Main Road on Friday nights from around 10pm to past midnight, ministering to prostitutes and victims of human trafficking, with the intercessors covering us and praying for us at church while we were out!
We would spend an hour or two in intercession, asking The Lord for guidance and protection, before the team went out on the streets. We did this faithfully throughout the year, even in icy cold weather.
At the time, there were many brothels, nightclubs and pubs on Voortrekker Road. There was an influx of these kinds of establishments in anticipation of the economic boom brought on by the 2010 World Cup that was held in South Africa. It was really a terrible time for our nation spiritually, with the increase of wickedness!
We would walk down the main road and stand before these places where ungodly, nocturnal activities were taking place and pray — and we would release Scriptures into the atmosphere. I particularly liked to pray Psalm 24 out loud. Declaring the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it and informing the gates in these areas to lift up their heads and let the King of Glory come in, for transformation to take place and holiness to be the fruit of these areas. HalleluYah!!!
We would declare scriptures that The Lord laid on our hearts and declare that these places would all become CHURCHES!!!! We faithfully did this every Friday night, calling out souls from the kingdom of darkness into the marvellous Kingdom of Light of The Beloved Son of God, Jesus Christ of Nazareth and claiming the territory for our Father, decreeing and declaring restoration back unto The Father.
Three years ago an amazing thing happened. I was no longer working in the corporate world and we were struggling to make ends meet. The Lord then placed a business into my hands as an informal trader. He opened a door for me to successfully trade with second-hand clothing and goods at Parow Flea Market.
Shortly after I started working there, the Lord reminded me that we even used to prayer walk there at Parow Flea Market on Friday nights, years ago. It’s in the street behind Voortrekker Road. The place looked different at night though and was unfenced at the time when we prayer walked there. We used to minister to prostitutes there, who waited for their clients on the parking lot.
At Parow Flea Market I became known as the HalleluYah lady. Very soon I started building up a regular clientele through word of mouth and many of my customers were Foreign Nationals from Congo, Zimbabwe, Malawi, etc. We became friends and they started sharing their stories with me. We would fellowship and I would pray with them for their prayer needs, etc.
Through these new relationships I discovered that many of my customers attended various churches in Voortrekker Road. Because of this, I started taking an interest in the churches in Voortrekker road, as I drove down the main road regularly and my memory was triggered. I started remembering the prayers we used to pray, decreeing and declaring CHURCHES to replace the establishments that were serving the kingdom of darkness. I was in absolute awe of God’s faithfulness when I saw the many churches that sprang up where we asked God to produce a Godly harvest.
I now even remember praying for a big, 4-storey nightclub at Canal Walk to become a CHURCH, when driving past there in years gone by, and I know that many intercessors prayed for that place… And now Hillsong Church owns the building!!!!! HalleluYah!!!!! OUR GOD IS FAITHFUL!!!!!
So I want to encourage my brothers and sisters, the beloved in The Lord, to intercede! To rise up and declare The Word of God!!!! It will surely come to pass. It is Our Father’s good pleasure to answer our prayers!
Let us co-labour with the Living God, YHWH Elohim. He is faithful and just to answer our prayers and to give His holy angels charge over our declarations!!!! WE MUST OPEN OUR MOUTHS AND SPEAK!!!!
We must ask God for our seeds that we have sown thus far, to come up. For Him to give the increase. Just like we SOWED CHURCHES prophetically 10 years ago in the place of godlessness! Let’s trust God and receive a good and abundant Harvest!!!! HalleluYah!!!!
Glory to God and His Messiah, King Yeshua!!!! His Word shall not return void!!!! HalleluYah!
We love You Lord!