Then the Lord answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets,
That he may run who reads it. Habakkuk 2:2
This is Winnie and Johan Marais vision from September 2016 to continue the work Jesus have called us to do for the Kingdom of God
- For as we go many people to get to know Jesus Christ, become born again and to bear much fruit by the preaching of Jesus Christ crucified and resurrected. HE is RISEN indeed
- To get a motor-home to continue our work
- To do intercession with cross on Lions Head with 6m cross for 3 days and night with LED lights
- Walk from Cape Town to Mighty Men in Malmesbury
- To visit Pretoria and walk around the Voortrekker Monument with the cross 7 times to break strong holds
- To enable us to carry our outreach equipment with us, including bigger PA system, projector system, generator and battery system
- To open doors for us to every week to show Jesus film and do outreach/ministry with churches in the towns we visit
- As we leave Cape Town to continue in our vision with the cross to visit every town in the Western Cape to walk with the cross in the main streets and to walk around every NG church as the Lord commanded us to
Father in Jesus name Winnie and me bring this vision before you, write it on tablets before you and will run with it knowing that You will undertake for the above. We thank you in Jesus name. Amen
Yesterday afternoon as i went to the beach with the cross just outside the entrance of the caravan park there was loud music and there was a lot of people drinking and partying in the parking lot on the beach front. Holy Spirit told me to go walk there with the cross.
Some will say don’t cast your pearls before the swines, other will say how can you mix with these kinda people. i said Lord you sure as i was well aware of the possibility of being mocked and sworn at by this crowd.
Holy Spirit said GO and share MY LOVE with them. As i walked among then i heard some shouting towards me and ignored it. Got to the end of of parking lot and turned around to walk out. As i started walking back people started responding to me as i walk with the cross.
Many approached me some in there drunken state wanted photos with me. The guy in the white tshirt held onto the cross rocking with it at the beat of the load music. A well dressed lady say she knows she drunk a Christian but needs prayer asked for my number and want to call me for council when she is sober. Another man also asked for prayer. a few came and thanked me for coming to share the Love of Jesus with them as they cant believe any Christian would come there to tell them about God.
The guy with the yellow t-shirt wanted to walk with the cross a bit. Some came to me and saying these people are just mocking with you and the cross. Holy Spirit said no they are not to me and i must allow him to carry the cross. He had a few drinks and the fellow with the white shirt also had way to much. David with the yellow t-shirt started carrying the cross with man with the shades helping them. Off we went with the cheer of the crowd. We started walking down the road and God touched David in a very special way. Then the man with the shades also wanted to carry the cross. i has to help them to stay on the road……………………when i took over from them man with shades was sober and David as well as we were having normal conversation. Man with shades said when he carried the cross he knew and felt what it must have been like for Jesus to carry the cross for his sins. David said the same and said God touched him while walking with the cross and it was very special for him. David took my details and said he want to contact me for council as he needs direction in his live.
i left them kept on walking along the beach road along the beach. 15 minutes later as i turn in a side road a group of +- 6 cars all from that area part of the drunken lot in the cars all shouted and thanked me for stopping there……Bottom line for me. When the Holy Spirit speak and tell you to do something JUST DO IT no matter what as GOD IS IN CONTROL. God is good all Glory to Him Jesus i love you
Yesterday after a long strong windy icy walk in Vredenburg with the cross coming back as i looked up i saw this huge truck with the words ” The joy of the LORD is our strength” It blessed me so much and it gave me new strength as it was not a easy days walking and battling against the freezing wind with the cross.
Instantly i said to myself i need to take a picture of this truck and share with the world. As i was on the opposite side of the road with traffic on the double highway passing through Vredenburg i dashed across and put the cross against a palm tree.
I got my phone out and just could not find the camera app to take a picture. As i was battling to get the camera app i hear the truck starts. i shouted as loud as i could ” STOP WAIT DON’T GO” but in the wind in the distance it was all in vain truck driver did not hear me. i managed to get the camera ready and as i stepped back to take a picture a car came in that lane and had to jump back on the pavement. I saw another big truck in the distance and quickly coming but jumped in the road again and managed to take these 2 pictures in perfect timing. The Lords time is always on time. Thank you Jesus
i see the company that the truck belongs to is RB Schroeder & Sons. Bless you guys as when you drive that this message will be well received wherever you on the roads of South Africa.
Gods riches blessings on your business and protecting and safe journey with you as you go. Johan & Winnie John316 Ministries
i was led to walk with the cross from beginning Seapoint to Camps starting @ Three Anchor Bay along Main road to Camps Bay coming back again via Beach Road which is about a 16km walk. The day was lovely but very hot. It was a blessing a i walk to pray for the people of Seapoint as i walk. a few stopped and spoke to me but many seeds was sown as i walked. Coming into Bantry bay the Holy Spirit led me to walk down Saunders lane which was off the main route i planned. Not sure why i had to walk down there but as it is my lovely wife Winnie’s maiden name i interceded for her family as i walked do the lane. i rather be obedient to sacrifice as God knows what and where i need to go.
Back on the main road i stopped to speak to some construction workers. The one man Emmanuel wanted to hold the cross and i could see that God was touching him in a very special way while holding the cross. The road between Bantry bay is fairly narrow and people could not stop easily but as the cross is seen many seed are sown as i walk. At one time a car passed me to close and his mirror got my arm but Praise God it was no damaged. i do feel he did it intentionally as at that place there was enough space for him to pass. Never the less that gave me a opportunity as he continued to drive to pray for him and his family. A lot of bicycles ride on that road in the same space as where i walk and me with the cross is not much difference as i keep to the left all the time close to the side of the road.
As i approached Camps-bay i took some time to sit down and rest and pray at the same time admiring the view from Maidens cove. Close by they were making a movie and as i left one of the medics that work there asked me about the cross. i sat down with him for a while sharing the Gospel with him and he told me it is a advert they making for a company oversees for yogurt. He blessed me with cold water and some fruit as i left him.
i walked to Camps bay, had a rest and started walking back. i was fairly tired by then as the heat was getting to me but just asked Jesus to lift me up and continued to walk. Passing Clifton beach a elderly couple stopped and asked for a photo of me and the cross. We stated talking and they from Switzerland on holiday and flying back on Friday. They said in South Africa we need more Christians to go out and share the gospel like i do as the state of the country is not good. They also said that in Switzerland on the other hand people don’t need there as they have everything as money is in abundance there. They were both Christian and the love of Jesus was very evident in them as they talked. We walked together for a while and before we parted i prayed for them and Switzerland. They also prayed in Swiss which i could not understand but it was a blessing to part with them that way. i shared with them that if it is God’s will next year Winnie and i want to go walk with the cross in Europe for a few months soon
Got back to the car just after 18h00 very tired, with back hurting as it was not a easy walk but rejoicing as Jesus touched so many that day. Even as i was loading the cross into the car a 80 year old lady came passed and she being a catholic experience the love of God with the cross as i spoke to her
Thank you Jesus for keeping me and giving me the strength to walk with the cross. i thank you Lord Jesus that all the people i prayed for and spoke to will walk with you and that all the seeds sown during this time will produced much fruit. Amen
Walked down Saunders Road praying for Saunders family
Stopped and blessed with lovely view overlooking Bantry bay
Sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ with construction workers on the way