In concluding her article on a divine call to adopt vulnerable children, Clementia Pae shares testimonies on the perils that many young ones face.
In Part 1 of this article, I shared on my journey to adopting my son, Israel, after the Lord spoke to me through dreams, visions and prophetic words about the importance of rescuing the little ones from the jaws of the enemy, and restoring them back to their destinies.
Having run children’s ministry in my home, and having served in that ministry in various churches, I have come to realise that vulnerable children are the ones that most easily fall prey to the enemy. They are easily recruited into satanism, drug abuse, drug smuggling, all kinds of crimes, prostitution, human trafficking, etc.
Hence it becomes even more critical that the Church be at the forefront of the godly act of adoption, to restore these little ones to their divine prophetic destinies.
Below are three examples of the vulnerability of children to the works of the enemy that I have seen.
During the mid 2000s I ran a children’s ministry in Kagiso, Krugersdorp. The children came to our home almost daily. For two of the days we would have worship, Bible study and prayer. The rest of the days, after school, we would watch Bible movies, praise, and just hang out with the kids.
During this time I discovered that satanism was rife in the area and children were getting lured into it at a very young age.
Our prayers with the children stirred unrest in the enemy’s camp. I personally experienced serious confrontations from the satanists. In July 2008, it was all over the news that a matric student from a Krugersdorp high school had killed a Grade 9 child with a sword. During questioning by the police, the child said she had been sent by Lucifer to do it.
Bizana, Eastern Cape
A few years ago, my sister taught at a school, in a poverty-stricken, rural area near Bizana, Eastern Cape. Many children in the village were orphans, due to HIV and AIDS.
My sister’s school was one of few where prayer was still allowed but the situation was overwhelming. Orphans as young as Grade 1 were fully functioning in the dark kingdom. They manifested and fought teachers, because they did not want prayer.
These young children had identity names and positions in the kingdom of darkness. A certain Grade 1 child was named “Killer”. That was what he did, and he was proud of it.
Now, this situation cannot be solved by government, but only by the Church. The police can go as far as investigating, make a few arrests, but provide no solution, because these wars are spiritual.
As the Lord highlights these situations, and asks: “Whom shall I send? Who will go for us?” I cannot but wonder what would have happened to these little ones, if someone had intervened a little earlier — before their destinies were stolen.
Kraaifontein, Cape Town
In this journey of revelation, the Lord granted me an opportunity to run a children’s ministry in Bloekombos, Kraaifontein, Cape Town.
During this time, I met a 7-year-old boy who attended a Bible study at our home. He belonged to a gang and was rough, acted older than his years, and was very shrewd.
One day the boy showed me a big scar on the side of his little tummy, telling me that the members of the other gang had stabbed him, because he trespassed into their area.
He carried a knife — even to Bible study. He said he had to protect himself, and make sure that no members of other gangs entered his gang’s area.
I asked the young boy what he would do to such intruders. He said: “I will kill them at once”.
On investigation I found these children always came from homes where parents were alcoholic or on drugs, or where a parent was abusive, or where there were no parents and the eldest person was a teenager.
One day children who regularly attended the Bible study, said: “Aunty, do you know that a few years back, there was a baby who was found alive in the blocked drain, here in front of your house?”
The children would speak about these things as if they were normal. Myself, shocked, but trying to remain neutral, I asked: “Where? What happened?”
The children pointed to the drain. “Here aunty, in this drain.”
The baby had been aborted by her mother, thrown inside the sewage drain, which got blocked, finally pushing the baby out at my my doorstep.
This horrible story was revealed to me after I had adopted my son, and after my vision of him falling into a drain, which I shared in Part 1. Now, it seemed that God wanted me to witness the vision physically.
There is hope for restoration — Isaiah 49:8-26
The Lord has promised restoration in Africa. Many of us know about the many prophetic words concerning fire starting in Cape Town, spreading to Cairo, then to Jerusalem, bringing revival, and a mighty harvest of souls.
We know that Africa will evangelise the world. Therefore, we understand that its in God’s agenda to restore Africa. The Africa that was once colonised, her children taken into exile and slavery. The Africa that embraced ancestral worship and all kinds of idolatry.
The Africa that have been known for nothing but failure, poverty, diseases, wars, corruption, etc. The Africa that was once barren, with no fruit sprouting up from her.
God says, there is hope for you. This is what the LORD says: “In the time of my favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and will make you to be a covenant for the people, to restore the land and to reassign its desolate inheritances. — Isaiah 49:8.
The revival that the Lord is bringing means that, kuzofanele silungise ukuhlala (we will need to change our ways). There can never be revival that leaves us unchanged.
Africa was once known for ubuntu, whereby it took the whole village to raise a child. But all that has now slowly disappeared.
When I was adopting my child, I was asked weird questions by people, such as: “What if this child becomes like his biological family in his behaviour?”
I realised that a lot of education is still needed. And even more so, I realised there needs to be a change of heart about adoption.
This same barren woman, Africa, who has a bright future to evangelise the earth, is the one that the Lord wants to prune, to mould and to align, beginning in His house.
When Africa comes back to God, and fully worships and obeys Him, in word and in deed, the Lord says: “Though you were ruined and made desolate and your land laid waste, now you will be too narrow for your people, and those who devoured you will be far away. The children born during your bereavement will yet say in your hearing, ‘This place is too small for us; give us more space to live in.’ Then you will say in your heart, ‘Who has borne me these? I was bereaved and barren; I was exiled and rejected. Who brought these up? I was left all alone, but these – where have they come from?” — Isaiah 49:19-21
Standing in the gap for the woman with child
In Part 1 I spoke of the woman in Revelation 12, who was about to give birth to a male child, and the dragon was waiting to devour the child as soon as he was born, but the child was caught up to God, and the woman was given wings to fly to the wilderness, where she was taken care of for 1 260 days.
The Bible also reveals that this male child that was to be born, would rule the nations with an iron rod. This is a very special child. He has a higher calling, and He threatens the kingdom of darkness, which is the reason why the dragon wants to devour Him, as soon as He is born.
In Matthew 2 we also read about king Herod wanting to kill Jesus, as soon as He was born because of what was said about Him, that threatened Herod’s kingdom. Joseph and Mary had to seek refuge in Egypt, as per God’s instruction, in order to save the child from Herod.
The child in Revelation 12 was caught up to God for safety.
Can the endangered children find refuge in our homes, and families, so that they can fulfil their destinies?
Are we willing to be God’s hands and heart to these little ones? Can someone stand in the gap for this woman and her child, both in prayer and indeed?
The world is surely intervening, in its own way
There is no doubt that the Lord is able to use anyone to achieve His plans. We know that He can even make the stones worship Him.
We know that God saved Moses, so that he grew up in Pharaoh’s house, and was later used by God to free His people.
So we appreciate the interventions of people outside the Church, as far as adoption is concerned.
But the Lord wants the Church to be at the forefront in this matter. In this time of restoration, we must intervene.
Many girl children are being raised by two married male parents. Adoption has become a commercial business. Some agencies charge up to R80 000 to handle the adoption process.
And so a person from Europe, with a top dollar can come and take our children, God knows to where.
I listened to a magistrate who was very frustrated and wanted to cry, as she shared about her experiences of having to sign papers to release our children to be taken abroad, because someone has paid the agency substantially. She said she was not satisfied about the relationship between the children and their adoptive parents — and she cannot sleep at night.
Oh Church, please open your hearts, and respond to the Lord’s heartbeat.
|He is surely in need of life-giving destiny helpers, who will turn the situation from this …|
Isaiah 58 ……….. vs 6-8 “Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked to clothe them, and not turn away from your own flesh and blood?”…………
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