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Why HRCO does what we do?

What is the foundational motive that drives us to do what we do?

I want to suggest it’s HEALING!

Michael Jr, the famous comedian says: “Give a man a fish and you have fed him for a day, teach a man how to catch fish and feed him for a lifetime.” According to Michael this is quite complicated, because then you have to have a fishing rod , license, boat and a place where fish are, to be able to teach the man. So what if you teach him why he needs fishing, that makes it his job to teach himself? Michael Jr’s ‘ Why ‘ is to inspire people through humor to live their creation goal.  Since he discovered his ‘why’, the ‘what’ he does is no longer so important, because everything flows from his ‘why’.[1]

Simon Sinek explains a simple, yet powerful model for how leaders inspire action, on the basis of a golden circle and the question “Why?” as the core point. His examples include Apple, Martin Luther King and the Wright brothers-and as a counterpoint Tivo, who struggles. 

The Golden Circle’s core is, why? How? And then what? The above three examples of business enterprises are individuals who market themselves and are driven from the core “why”.  Apple always markets themselves first as innovators who have produced among other computers. According to Simon, the “Why” we do things is the most basic ingredient that we present to each other. We are obviously grouping around people with the same “why”.[2]

This brings me to the core question about our congregation: Why do we exist? The answer came suddenly one day in my spirit, and suddenly everything fell into place. As an adopted 13-year-old son, my quest for acceptance became an identity. With my encounter with Jesus 35 years ago, He took me on a journey to discover His identity. The more I get to know Him, and do as He leads, the more I discover my true identity. Since then, I have experienced healing as a person in so many levels and have begun to strive to make the world a healed place ~ healthy people, relationships, communities, workplaces, and economy.

In 1989 I saw Dr Andre Pelser perform “Miracle Man”, a one-man stage production based on the conduct of John G Lake’s life. I was deeply stirred and inspired to seek healing for the entire human being.  Nearly 10 years later, in 1998 I became part of Harvester, and increasingly began to see God heal people completely in spirit, soul and body. Jesus heals and recovers first our broken relationship with God. Then He takes us on a journey of self-denial, to renew our minds by His word. As a result, we treat people differently, and He teaches us to walk in peace with all people, without compromise. By making ourselves accountable to His family – the Body, the congregation challenges our behavior.  Ultimately, we each find our function in the Body, and we become His instruments of healing, while still maintaining healing in us. 

For several years, the Holy Spirit has led us to make Jesus Christ our vision and mission. In 2019 we focused on an awakening to His righteousness. Systematically, the Lord led us deeper and deeper to discover His great “why.”  Jesus is our focus, but why Jesus? Why did Jesus become man, die for our sins, rise from the dead – all wrought for our salvation? The answer is now obvious.

Jesus wants to heal, reconcile, repair, restore, reshape, liberate and enable us to live His creation purpose to the fullest.

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A tree was made to bear tasty fruit. Likewise, God created man in His image to bear divine good fruit. Sin has misformed us, to sow destruction. Because of man’s disobedience and mistaken identity, our World has become more and more broken.  Sickness, infirmity, pain, discomfort, and their restrictions prevent us from being able to live God’s creation goal. Our cry is therefore for healing! We are all looking for sustainable, real, profound, complete healing! 

Illness is an obstruction, inhibition or limiting of our natural capabilities.  A healthy baby has a definite functionality regarding movement, abilities, and intellect. Illness or disease puts a limit on this functionality. This is why Jesus said: The Kingdom belongs to a child. (Mark 10:15) A child is innocent, uninhibited, free, love easily, forgives quickly, playful, innovative, appetite to learn new things, non-judgmental, and dependent. We often say when a baby is born: ‘it’s perfect!’ 

Why are we sick? What makes us sick?

There are many libraries filled with information about the causes of disease. I only mention a few: some diseases have a genetic cause or are virally transferable, and thus exist due to external causes. Psychologists suggest that 85% of all diseases have an emotional, psychosomatic cause.  Lifestyle choices, in terms of diet and exercise also play a huge role in regard to our overall health.  In addition, a misrelated identity, and consequential convictions, can lead our worldview into dramatic constraints.   Sin is disobedience to God, to decide against His will, and rather do your own thing leads to death and distraction. People living outside of His design, instructions, laws will never find complete health and wholeness. 

Dr Paul Carlin developed the “belief therapy” program after twenty year’s work in a Texas prison, because he said: “People do what they do because they believe what they believe”. Ultimately, these beliefs become a religious tradition, and a culture that keeps people stuck, limiting them to never reach their natural potential. Think how in certain religions, how the role of the woman and the child is still marginalized. 

Right now, we are experiencing a radical information revolution. There are 3.5 billion Google searches per day. About 1.3 billion people are registered on YouTube, uploading nearly 300 hours of video per minute. Most of these searches and information are directed around health and self-improvement.  There are currently more than 250000 apps available to monitor your health. New Smart Watches measure all kinds of aspects of your physical health: sleep patterns, heart rate, blood pressure, sugar levels, and heart rhythm ~ information that can help your doctor make a more accurate diagnosis. New online websites like ‘Hello Dr’ can bring you into instant contact with medical professional’s advice.[3]

People are therefore physically healthier. People are generally living longer! But how healthy are we really? While we are being healed of one thing, we are getting sick again of something else. Health is, however, not merely a physical aspect. We are all becoming older, and so our bodies are not functioning optimally. When you speak with the caregivers in old age homes, they will soon say to you: “difficult youngsters become dramatically more difficult old people.” Health also cannot become a selfish looking-out-for-myself-only survival attitude. Healthy people also need to use their healthy lives to heal others. 

That total human being consists of:

  • Spirit — connection, consciousness.
  • Emotions – feelings.
  • Intellect – thought patterns, values, worldview.
  • Behavior – habits.
  • Social interaction – relationships.
  • Physically – physiologically.
  • Identity – the Self- the I.

In our journey with Jesus we discovered that health is not only the healing of a specific physical illness or condition, but a complete comprehensive healthy lifestyle of the total human being.

Thousands of hours’ diets, supplements, wonder agents, therapy and operations may be effective, but they all only deal with one aspect of our health. You can physically be 100% healthy but emotionally battered due to broken relationships. You can be a good person, with countless achievements and still feel something missing in your life because you haven’t yet made peace with God.   You can physically be healthy, intellectually brilliant, but if you are still broken within yourself, egoistic, self-directed, selfish and on a quest for self-determination, you are miserable and regressing. Think about the self-centeredness of a Hitler, and a yoga guru like Bikram Choudhury who deceived their followers.  

Jesus is Our Healing

Total healing is to be found only in Jesus Christ. Jesus is healing and health! When we awoke to the reality of His person, values, thinking, habits and way of living, we discovered the central core point of all medicine. Without Jesus there is not sustainable health and wellness. For, He does not only heal one aspect of our humanity. He stretches out His hand, asking us to follow Him. As we follow Him, doing what He says, we are responding to a life far healthier at every level, to help others to be healed. After all, there is no disease in heaven. Therefore, Jesus’ heart is His why, to see us healthy. 

Becoming like Jesus is the key to a fulfilled and happy life. You will then be the best spouse, the best business leader, and the best worker for any business enterprise. You will also be the best friend and the best parent. The mature character, values, mindset, ethics, habits, attitude and lifestyle of Christ are like a standard, a pacesetter, a directional standard to live the perfect life. We are the most beautiful people when we live most like Christ.  In other words, we are the best people if we are most like Him, if we do as He does right, follow His ethical and moral example, pursue His unspotted character and dedicate our lives to serving humanity. Living like Jesus is the best way of living! The Jesus-Life is a universal truth, a premise, a blueprint and basis for life. Christ is perfect, blameless, the right standard and median of morality. 

In our journey with Jesus, we also discover His divine paradoxical values: justice and kindness, impartiality and respect for all people, non-reactionary creativity, revolutionary pacifism, servant leadership, supernatural humanity, separated team-player, and so much more!

The moment we receive His life and start living accordingly, everything changes. Our relationships, thinking, work and lifestyle are healthy and healing to others.

Why does Supernatural Healing Has a Bad Name?

Any form of medicine has a certain success factor.  Why does supernatural healing have such an irregular success factor? Why do only some churches and minstries have reasonable success? How enduring is this success?  Someone who is sick is desperate for a solution, for any reasonable chance, even is satisfied with a 50/50 that will give a desperate sufferer new hope. But a form of medicine with such a poor success, will and must be rejected. Even natural medications have a much more significant conversion factor.  To pray for people for healing and describe it as God’s love is problematic, because why are some healthy and others not?

The question is not whether God heals people, but rather why He does not heal everyone.

From various questionnaires, most people, as well as doctors believe that prayer is beneficial to sick people. There are many recorded records of medically verifiable divine healings. The same question was asked of a panel of faith-based physicians and the answer was: to preserve the integrity and the heart of the gospel. Healing doesn’t happen to all but if there are healings, they never happen in the same way, nor by the same person. [4] The reason: when a certain person or method is 100% successful in healing every infirmity, humans will worship the person and the method and will capitalize the method without realizing the wonder and depth of God. It is also much easier for people to try any miracle cure or remedy without the hard work of behavioural change.  Often it is our very behaviour that caused the disease.

To ascribe healing to our faith, or its failure is also problematic, because although faith has played a part in most healings, the Lord has healed some without any faith on their part.  If faith alone is the solution, can’t we then just heal ourselves? Should we then also save ourselves too? Understand that salvation is a gift, and that our faith in God ultimately does work salvation. Yet there are many who truly believe, and truly are actively believing, and still have not received healing.  Therefore, praying from the knowledge that God always wants to heal is truly difficult if it does not happen. So, why not? Is it Satan? Too little faith? Dis you not kept the faith? We then have a problem. It brings little comfort, especially if you’ve mustered up all your faith praying for healing for someone you love. Although we believed, it didn’t work. Although we had compassion, it seemed not enough. Although we received promises from the Word and prophecy, it is not fulfilled. Where does this leave us? 

GOD IS HEALING

Healing is inherent who God is, the Earth and creation has a self-healing ability. This is precisely the wonder of creation, the medicinal natural drugs that are locked up in nature.   God created us to heal and be healthy.  “For I am the Lord who heals you” (Exo 15:26) Jehovah-Rapha – The Lord Who Heals. (Psalm 103:3; Psalm 147:3; 1 Peter 2:24) God is love, this means He is never not love. The same applies to Healing – God is the healer. This means, He is never not healing. Healing is part of who He is. Remember, we are not physically sick! Disease and illness are symptomatic not only regarding our bodies. Our economy is sick. We’re emotionally sick. We are relationally sick as a society. We are spiritually sick. The world is morally sick. Illness is symptomatic of an entire society that has been removed from God.  If all of society serves the Lord, be true to be doing what He says, appropriating everything He has made available to us, and then as Jesus bringing wellness to all people around us, should there be any more illness?

Illness’ Origin:

  1. Sin:
    1. Wrong habits and behavior: Miriam (Num 12:10); Gehasi (2 Kings 5:27); Uzziah (2 Chron 26:16-23) and Elymas (Acts 13:11). “Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones.” (Prov 3:8 NOT).
    1. Your words: The tongue can bring death or life; those who love to talk will reap the consequences.” (Prov 18:21 NLT).  “Kind words are like honey—sweet to the soul and healthy for the body.” (Prov 16:24 NLT)
    1. Unforgiveness ~ makes a person bitter and diseased, as if tortured. (1 Cor 11:28-30; Mat 6:21-35)
    1. Your thinking: “A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones. (Proverbs 14:30 – NLT).  “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person’s strength.” (Proverbs 17:22 – NLT)
    1. Not all sickness is due to sin. (Job 42:7-8)
  2. The Devil: 
    1. Demons: Mat 17:18 to 9:25, 42; to 4:35; 4:39
    1. Oppressed by the Devil: “And you know that God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. Then Jesus went around doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.” (Acts 10:38)
    1. Spirit of infirmity: Luke 13:11, 16
  3. The Lord, God is sovereign: “Look now; I myself am he! There is no other god but me. I am the one who kills and gives life; I am the one who wounds and heals; no one can be rescued from my powerful hand!”. (Deuteronomy 32:39),  Gen 12:17, Ex 4:11, 15:25, 1 Sam 25; 37-38; 2 Sam 12:15, Deut 28:15-68, 32:39, 2 Chron 15:5, 2 Chron 21:18, 19, 26:20-2; Acts 12:22, 23; 13:8-12 as well as Job 5:18.
  4. Indirectly, by other people: A person can be infected by someone else through bacterial infections ~ a battle where innocent people become victims.  Therefore, another person’s sin and transgression can sometimes be the cause of your sickness and disease.
  5. The fallen nature: “Yet what we suffer now is nothing compared to the glory he will reveal to us later. For all creation is waiting eagerly for that future day when God will reveal who his children really are. Against its will, all creation was subjected to God’s curse. But with eager hope, the creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay. For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.” (Romans 8:18-22 NLT). Heat waves, plagues, drought, Tsunamis, etc. Sometimes life just happens like breaking an arm by stumbling and falling. 

Although it is important to know the cause of illness, the more important question is how do I become healthy? Ultimately, it is by God’s heart that we will live healthily (Deut. 11:26).

What is God’s Heart for Healing?

REVEALING THE ROOT OF DISEASE

Ever wondered why Jesus often had a firm admonishment to people not to tell of their healing? Was it not the point, that all would believe in Him?

Jesus never did any healing in the same way, but for Him healing was more than simply the healing of the symptoms. He always wanted to heal the root cause, and the whole man. This is why the leper man was asked to go to the priest, so that the quarantine could be lifted, and he was allowed again to be part of the community.  “Large crowds followed Jesus as he came down the mountainsideSuddenly, a man with leprosy approached him and knelt before him. “Lord,” the man said, “if you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean.  Jesus reached out and touched him. “I am willing,” he said. “Be healed!” And instantly the leprosy disappeared. Then Jesus said to him, “Don’t tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed.” (Matt 8:1-5)

“But Jesus knew what they were planning. So he left that area, and many people followed him. He healed all the sick among them, but he warned them not to reveal who he was.” (Matt 12:15-16). Here Jesus healed a crowd of people, yet He does not capitalize on the supernatural to draw even more people. It is clear as explained earlier: Jesus is not just a miracle guru, magician who heals all the sick! For then we would use Him to receive healing without the cause being revealed, the why we became ill in the first place. 

BEYOND PHENOMENA 

Jesus asked His disciples; “who do you say I am?” After Peter declared openly, admitting that He is the Messiah, they were commanded not to tell anybody about it!  Is it not the goal that people will know He is the Messiah? That’s what salvation is all about, that every man will believe He is the Christ? “Then Jesus instructed his disciples to tell no one that he is the Christ.” (Matt 16:20). Isn’t this an ever- deepening mystery! The principle is this: Jesus doesn’t just want us to worship him! He wants us to follow Him. It is our obedient pursuit of the person Jesus Christ, who brings healing to the total human being. 

Jesus’ transfiguration on the mount is a sheer proof of His divinity. People are natural doubters.  Why just allow a few disciples to experience it? Would the Pharisees, and all His enemies not come to repentance, if they saw for themselves what was happening there? “As they went back down the mountain, Jesus commanded them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.” (Matt 17:9).  Jesus did not capitalize on the moment of His divine transfiguration and disclosure to man. Think of people who have been together in places of divine phenomena throughout the centuries, worshiping the phenomenon like robots. 

One of the most spectacular miracles Jesus did was the healing of the deaf and dumb man.  The man not only received society’s reintegration, but God restored his speech in one moment.  If someone’s hearing would be healed, it would take a speech therapist months to help the person speak correctly.     “Instantly the man could hear perfectly, and his tongue was freed so he could speak plainly!  Jesus told the crowd not to tell anyone, but the more he told them not to, the more they spread the news.” (Mark 7:36). Here is one of the most spectacular miracles, one which if happened today would bring about through today’s marketing techniques, undeniable evidence ensuring a faithful following. Yet Jesus did this miracle in privacy.  

PURSUIT OF HIS PERSON

Many people wondered about Jesus, but the demons knew exactly who He was. Is there no greater evidence of His ministry and authenticity than the demons recognizing him?  “But Jesus reprimanded him. “Be quiet! Come out of the man,” he ordered.” (Mark 1:25 – NLT).  Yet He did not allow them to speak.

Jesus took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village. The healing transpired in secret, and then again “barred from telling it to someone else.” (Mark 8:26, 30)

The authenticity of the Gospel writers’ testimony is the seemingly useless information that is not omitted. The fact that Jesus instructs them to give the child something to eat, has seemingly no purpose. Yet it makes the stories, genuine and credible.  Once again a perfect opportunity to convince people. Jesus is not using an extravaganza to impress people.  Her parents were dumb with astonishment, and Jesus forbid them to tell someone what had happened. (Luke 8:56)

The climax of Jesus’ popularity is when He multiplies the food to the crowd. When the people saw the miracle sign Jesus did, they said: “He is truly the prophet, the one who had to come to the world.” When Jesus saw that they would come to make him king with violence, he went on to the mountain, he alone.” (John 6:14-15)

FAITH BEYOND HEALING

Again, Jesus is fleeing the elevation of people, the worship of men.  He wants to make us aware that there is something deeper than healing, miracles, and food supply.  All of these things are temporary, but there’s more that God wants to give us. These signs and wonders are just that, signs. It is like road signs, direction givers to a greater reality. Miracles are indeed important.  “And my message and my preaching were very plain. Rather than using clever and persuasive speeches, I relied only on the power of the Holy Spirit. I did this so you would trust not in human wisdom but in the power of God.” (1 Cor 2:4-5- NLT)

What is the greater reality that Jesus wanted them to see? Jesus said to them: “Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, you want to be with me because I fed you, not because you understood the miraculous signs. But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”  They replied, “We want to perform God’s works, too. What should we do?” Jesus told them, “This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent.” (John 6:26-29) Jesus is the gift of healing, not only the event of healing. So, if I receive Jesus, I am healthy because I know the Doctor!  

He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am the Lord who heals you.”  (Exodus 15:26).  

RETURN TO CREATION PURPOSE

Jesus wants to restore, heal, reformat, reshape and reconcile us to our creation purpose: to represent God, the divine, the good; uplifting, positive and fruitful.  Worshippers who have been worshipping to encounter a divine phenomenon have not yet realized their own divine-expressing purpose in God. They wait and beg for a miracle from above. They don’t realize the miracle is Christ, that He will come to dwell in us, and do so by the miracle of His living and doing right in us.

The healing Christ who is working in us is also more than just the physical healing. He wants to heal our entire humanity. He wants God’s creation purpose for us, in our restoration process.  “For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.”  (Romans 8:29 – NLT). In all these stories where Jesus admonished people not to tell of the healings for they were amazed and impressed with Jesus. So, they wanted to worship Him, but He disallowed it. He seeks more than our worship; He seeks our faith-filled obedience!

There are two accounts where Jesus was impressed: the one was the healing of the officer’s slave (Mat 8:5-13; Lk. 7:1-10; John. 4:43-54). This man also came to seek healing from Jesus, but when he saw Him, he greeted Him as Lord ~ he saw Jesus as a man with authority like him. So, he asked Jesus to only say the word. Jesus’ response was: “When Jesus heard this, he was amazed. Turning to those who were following him, he said, “I tell you the truth, I haven’t seen faith like this in all Israel! And I tell you this, that many Gentiles will come from all over the world—from east and west—and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven. But many Israelites—those for whom the Kingdom was prepared—will be thrown into outer darkness, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth. (Matt 8:10-12)

Read this verse thoroughly. Jesus is making a historical, watershed statement! “…many Gentiles will come from all over the world—from east and west—and sit down with Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob at the feast in the Kingdom of Heaven…”  God rejects the religious establishment of the day, favouring people who rightfully see Him. For those who see Him, truly see! People of every nation and language who sees Jesus for who He really is, who don’t just see Him as an “architype”, an impersonal machine makes people healthy.  

The other story is of the Canaanite woman who Jesus initially refused to help.   “Dear woman,” Jesus said to her, “your faith is great. Your request is granted.” And her daughter was instantly healed.” (Mat 15:28). She didn’t accept Jesus’ refusal, and continued to believe.  

We see that Jesus also wanted His disciples to really see Him, understand Him. Isn’t this the quest of any teacher, leader, or predecessor? Some people are there only for the money, the fame, the position, the healing, the miracle. Jesus finally wanted them to do what He was doing. They had to perform miracles just as He did in faith. (Luke 10:19; Mat 10:8)

Three miracles where Jesus shows His frustration of disciples that do not see:

  1. Jesus calming the storm. “Why are you afraid? Have ye not faith? “ (Mark 4:40)
  2. The multiplication of the bread. “You give them something to eat.” (Mark 6:37)
  3. Peter is the first disciple to understand / see. Then Peter said to him: “Lord, if it really is you, command me to come to you on the water.” “Come!” he said. (Mat 14:28-29) Yet he quickly began to doubt when he looked at the waves. Immediately, Jesus stretched out his hand, grabbed him, and said to him, “Little, why did you begin to doubt?” (Mat 14:31)

“The purpose of Jesus is not only to save men from their sins, but by the grace of God to begin in the souls of men that marvelous development in the nature and mind and understanding of God our Father, until by the grace of God we are able to take our place and our part in the kingdom of Jesus Christ and bear our share of responsibility.”

― John G. Lake,

The Healthiest People Believe Right

“But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.”(Rom. 14:23) “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” (Heb. 11:6) How many of our decisions, choices, habits, are grounded in our convictions? How we see the products we buy? Why do we buy them? Where we live, and work is all grounded in what we believe about ourselves, God and the future.  

Jesus became man, physically demonstrated by what He preached, and finally died for our sin, to reconcile us to God. He rose from the dead, ascended and sat down at the right hand of God, and when the Holy Spirit was sent, He was to reign in us! What are we waiting for? What more on earth does God have to do? He has accomplished everything for us to be in Him, it is through His grace that we are empowered to live through Christ in every place He calls us!

So, if we see right, really see, we see what He did, who He is! If we believe it, with conviction, we suddenly see the world in a whole different light. While we continue to do exactly what He commands us to do, this life changes completely for us. We will have an entirely opposite perspective and have a new attitude toward life, things and people! We are healed, in body, soul and spirit.

Jesus Cures the Entire Man

John G. Lake believed that Jesus’ healing work is threefold: (1) He frees us from evil, so that we may be spiritually healthy, and full of the Holy Ghost. We communicate and experience connectedness with God through our spirit. (2)  The Lord heals our soul and so our connection with people. Because we have made peace with God, the Lord heals our soul. Our soul is how we are connected with mankind around us.  (3) Soul-peace and peace with self and the people around me is healing!

Jesus was always holistically concerned about all human beings and not just the symptoms of disease.  He often first handled the spiritual aspects.  His conversation with the Samaritan woman at the well, focused on the basic conflicts in her personality.  For Jesus, health is more than just the absence of physical and mental illnesses — it is about the entire person.

God wants to heal us, but more: He wants us to heal others through our being healed! “Along the bank of the river, on this side and that, will grow all kinds of trees used for food; their leaves will not wither, and their fruit will not fail. They will bear fruit every month, because their water flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for medicine.”  (Ez. 47:12)

“I said, “Lord, be merciful to me; Heal my soul, for I have sinned against You.” (Ps. 41:4)

Jesus Heals in Different Ways

God not only cares about the healing of our bodies. He also wants us to learn a authentic, healthy lifestyle.  You yourself is responsible for your health.  

  1. Confess your sin (James 5:16)
  2. Elders anoint with oil (James 5:14-15)
  3. Doctors are for the sick (Mat 9:12; Mark 2:17; Luke 5:31) is referred to Luke as the “beloved Healer” (Col 4:14)
  4. Medical care:  The compassionate Samaritan connects with the man and anoints his wounds. (Luke 10:33 – 34)
  5. Alternative medicine: “Use a little wine for the stomach’s sake and your frequent infirmities.” (1 Timothy 5:23)
  6. Our presence brings healing: The leaves of the tree are for the healing of the Nations (Revelation 22:2; Psalm 1:2-3; Eze 47:12; Jeremiah 17:8)
  7. The Word of God heals. (Luk 4:4)
  8. When Jesus saw their faith: (Mar 2:5; Mat 9:29a)
  9. Forgiveness: (Mat 18:34-35)
  10. Associate by the sacrament of His suffering: (1 Cor. 11:28 – 30)
  11. Praise: “Let all that I am praise the Lord; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases.”(Psalm 103:1 – 3 – NLT)
  12. Cloths and hankies were anointed: (Acts 19:11-12)
  13. Laying on of Hands: (Mar 6:5, 13; 16:15, 17–18)
  14. Casting out Devils: (Mar 9:14-29; Matt. 17:14-20; Lk. 9:37-43)
  15. Serve the Lord and avoid what is evil: “Then you will have healing for your body  and strength for your bones.”(Proverbs 3:8)

The Conclusion is: Christ is Health. 

When we are most like Jesus, we are the healthiest people on the planet!

It is also possible to live a healthy life:

  • When my relationship with God, self, people and nature is healthy and holy.
  • When I regularly exercise, sleep well, and follow a balanced healthy diet.
  • When my work is healing and in harmony with nature. 
  • When my thinking is like a garden, what I plant determines my decisions, how I think, and how I live.
  • When I help, give and serve others.
  • When I become like a child, having healthy fun is a miracle cure!
  • When I am hospitable to prepare wonderful meals for others. 
  • When I become a peacemaker working reconciliation among people.

God’s Gift of Healing to The Nations is His Healed Church

Our Meetings create an atmosphere for healing:

HARVESTER MEETINGS

We believe church has something to do with a healing garden, the restoration of Eden. Everything we do, in sacred diversity, complex simplicity, interdependence, creates a healing habitat, where people can be healed on every level.  

The Bible gives us no time indicative of exactly when believers have come together. We regularly read about ‘ daily ‘, ‘ first day of the week ‘, communal meals.  That is to say: Church-be happening in the side! We like to be together! We enjoy each other’s company, and to become profound spirit Fellows in our relationships! We therefore hold several gatherings, for children, adults, men, women, all-over, for Afrikaans but also English people, for old people and young people, for business people and farmers, for all who are in a married day! The list just goes on and on!

We hold all kinds of gatherings for all kinds of people, so that everyone can discover and learn Jesus to follow him!

Meeting Elements:

  1. Our meetings focus on scripture based, doctrinal balanced, accurate Jesus-centered preaching.
  2. Our meetings are spiritual, but space is given for spiritual and supernatural events, where we pray for the sick and lay hands on, and cast out devils, and flourish in the application of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
  3. Our meetings focus on praise and worship that pleases God.
  4. Our meetings make room for testimonies, mutual constructive inputs.
  5. Our meetings have participation as part of our nature.
  6. Our meetings are surprising, relevant, and creative.
  7. We make room in our meetings for prayer, meditation, and listening to what God wants to say.
  8. We commemorate the Lord’s sacrament as often as we can.
  9. We regularly offer people the opportunity to give as the Lord lays it on their hearts.
Healing For Relationships

HARVESTER HUISKERK

We believe in great gatherings that impact, but also in relationships that grow deeper not only in the small group. Our home groups must be close enough so that there can be real support in times of need. Therefore, we want to offer house churches in every town in the Olifantsvallei and Matsikama surroundings. The house church is your spiritual family, caring group. Here is where we learn to develop our spiritual gifts. Discipleship, accountability, and discipline happen in the loving intimacy of the smaller family. 

Home Group Leaders

  1. Jan & Celna Genis (Clanwilliam/County water)
  2. Willie & Wena Botha (Clanwilliam)
  3. Audrey & Dave Botes (Clanwilliam) 
  4. Dirkie & Lezel Mouton (Clanwilliam)
  5. Francois & Bertina Engelbrecht (Lamberts Bay)
  6. WP & Karien VD Merwe (Citrusdal)
  7. Tom & Haneke Ferreira (Citrusdal)
  8. Owen & Cherisse Burger (Citrusdal) 
  9. Neil & Olivia Hall (Citrusdal) 
  10. Van Rhynsdorp
  11. Vredendal
  12. Lutzville  
  13. Eendekuil
  14. Graafwater
Healing Our Thinking

HARVESTER BIBLE SCHOOL 

“For as he thinketh in his soul, so is he.” (Proverbs 23:7). Jesus constantly confronted and challenged people’s ways of thinking. The word of God is a framework, and platform, a guideline to learn to think right and sober. 

In a recent study done by the “Bible Engagement Centre” with 40000 people, it was found that people who study and read the Bible intently twice a week were remarkably healthier. Our “Miracle Bible Training Centre” curriculum is thus focused on working systematically through the Bible and understanding the Bible in the light of Christ. [5]    We also offer a wide range of practical subjects.  The most important course that everyone in the congregation should go through in the beginning is the foundation course that focuses on the six-part foundational doctrines of Hebrews 6, including: Discerning God’s Voice, Praise & Worship, Prayer, Five-fold Ministry, Discipleship, and Offerings.  The Bible School is not for some people. It is for everyone! This is because it is the primary method to work healing in people’s lives.  

The goal is to get Bible/Word fit. Therefore, the Bible School is not only a one-way communication, there are assignments, question-and-answer time, and homework  is involved  so that everyone can understand the Word for him or herself.  

Healing our Work and the Workplace

HARVESTER ACADEMY

We offer specific apps to help people who own their own businesses, to organise their business so that the people who work there can also be healed by their work engagement! 

Secondly, we also help the specific worker, to become a better worker, and in doing so also work on healing in the workplace.  The expectation and perception of many people about work is that it is carnal, earthly, secular, opposite-to-spiritual, a punishment, and cursing. Yet when people retire and don’t have to work, they work more than ever!  When we die, we say “rest in peace” as if the person is never going to work in eternity.

As we follow Jesus, He teaches us his way and principles to live. He grants us His grace, and works the fruit of the Spirit in our character. Our moral compass changes direction: Faithfulness, honesty, truth, integral, pay everyone’s due, be a good steward, etc.  ~ the new work way.  We begin to reign! Romans 5:17:  “Reign in this life” ~ we overcome our weaknesses, bad habits, wrong temper, addictions.  We interact with each other in the Body, to do business together, for each other. 

While we work together, shady spots are revealed in all of us, things that do not honor the Lord are brought to light.  For so many years in the church people have hidden their wrong lifestyle, because we can be one man in the church on Sundays, but Mondays in the workplace we are somebody else. For us, work is part of our worship.

Heal All nations/ethos/culture

HARVESTER MISSIONS 

The Jesus-life is simple: wait on the Lord and spend time in prayer, meditating with an open Bible, getting a revelation and instruction for your life, and then going walk it out.

Communion- Commission-Commission

Relational-Missional-Encarnational

Love-Faith-Hope

Father-Son-Holy Spirit.

This means that everyone in the congregation has a divine calling to fulfill.  That everyone knows what to do, not because they have been told by an organization to do it, we’re motivated and ratified by the Holy Spirit. 

It also means practically making disciples. We multiply. 

We give and share what we have received.  The congregation therefore makes an impact on the culture of the community.  

For each one functions and brings healing, restoration and reconciliation into the 5 primary government sectors: Government, economics, education, health, and Law & Order. 

But we also make a difference by the merging catalysts such as: Sport, the arts, recreation etc.  

We are salt and light! We bring healing and reconciliation to every nation, and ethos in our society where he sends us to.


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqhidTrkfrw&t=1760s

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4

[3] https://www.netwerk24.com/Sake/Ikt/digitale-revolusie-help-dokters-20181007

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MOJBxaKWXo&list=LLC7-ErbIS3FNtXIam108ffQ&index=35&t=265s

[5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNWvxexMri0

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Herontdek Ons Genesing Mandaat

Hoekom doen HRCO wat ons doen? 

Wat is die grondliggende motief wat ons dryf om te doen wat ons doen? 

Ek wil voorstel dit is GENESING!  

Michael Jr, die bekende komediant vertel hoe daar gesê word: “Gee ‘n man ‘n vis en jy het hom vir ‘n dag gevoed, leer ‘n man hoe om vis te vang en jy voed hom vir ‘n leeftyd” Volgens Michael is dit maar bra ingewikkeld, want dan moet jy ‘n visstok, lisensie, boot en plek met visse soek, om die man te leer. Wat daarvan as jy hom leer, waarom hy moet visvang, en hy maak dit sy werk om self te leer? Michael Jr se ‘waarom’ is om mense deur middel van humor te inspireer om hulle skeppingsdoel te leef.  Vandat hy sy ‘waarom’ ontdek het, is dit ‘wat’ hy doen nie meer so belangrik nie, want dit vloei alles uit sy ‘waarom’ uit.[1]  

Simon Sinek verduidelik ‘n eenvoudige, maar kragtige model vir hoe leiers optrede inspireer, aan die hand van ‘n goue sirkel en die vraag “waarom?” as die kernpunt. Sy voorbeelde sluit in Apple, Martin Luther King en die Wright-broers – en as ‘n kontrapunt Tivo, wat sukkel. Die goue sirkel se kern is, Waarom? Hoe? en dan Wat? Die bogenoemde 3 voorbeelde van sake ondernemings is individue wat hulleself bemark en dryf vanuit die kern “waarom”. Apple bemark hulleself altyd eerstens as innoveerders wat onder andere rekenaars vervaardig. Volgens Simon is die “waarom” ons dinge doen, die mees basiese bestanddeel wat ons na mekaar toe aantrek. Ons groepeer natuurlik rondom mense met die selfde “waarom”.[2]

Dit bring my by die kern vraag rakende ons gemeente: Waarom bestaan ons? Die antwoord het onverwags een dag in my gees op gekom, en skielik het alles in hulle plek geval. As aangenome valerige identiteitsoekende 13 jarige seun, was my soeke na aanvaarding. Met my ontmoeting met Jesus 35 jaar gelede, het Hy my op reis geneem om Sy identiteit te ontdek. Hoe meer ek Hom leer ken, en doen soos Hy lei, hoe meer ontdek ek my identiteit. Sedertdien het ek, genesing as persoon op soveel vlakke beleef, en myself begin beywer om die wêreld om my gesond te maak. Gesonde mense, verhoudings, gemeenskappe, werksplekke, en ekonomie.

In 1989 het ek Dr Andre Pelser gesien die “Miracle Man” een-man verhoogstuk opvoer van John G Lake se lewe. Ek was diep ontroer en geïnspireer om genesing vir die totale mens te soek.  Bykans 10 Jaar later in 1998 het ek deel geword van Harvester, en al hoe meer begin sien hoe God mense volkome na gees, siel en liggaam genees. Jesus genees en herstel eerstens ons gebroke verhouding met God. Dan neem Hy ons op ‘n reis van self-verloëning, om ons gedagtes te vernuwe deur Sy Woord. Gevolglik hanteer ons mense anders, en leer Hy ons om met vrede met alle mense te lewe, sonder om te kompromeer. Deur onsself verantwoordbaar aan Sy familie-liggaam-gemeente te maak, word ons gedrag, en gewoontes hervorm.  Uiteindelik vind ons elkeen ons funksie in die liggaam, en word ons Sy instrumente van genesing, terwyl hy nog steeds genesing in ons bly bewerk. 

Vir ‘n paar jaar, het die Heilige Gees ons gelei om Jesus Christus ons visie en missie te maak. In 2019 het ons gefokus op ‘n ontwaking tot Sy geregtigheid. Stelselmatig het die Here ons dieper en dieper gelei om Sy groot “waarom” te ontdek.  Jesus is ons fokus, maar waarom Jesus? Waarom het Jesus mens geword, vir ons sonde gesterf, opgestaan uit die dood en vir ons redding bewerk? Die antwoord is nou voor die hand-liggend. 

Jesus wil ons genees, versoen, herstel, restoureer, hervorm en bevry om weer Sy skeppingsdoel voluit te kan leef. 

‘n Boom is gemaak om smaakvolle vrugte te dra. So het God die mens geskape in Sy beeld om goddelike goeie vrug te dra. Sonde het ons misvorm, om verwoesting te saai. As gevolg van die mens se ongehoorsaamheid en misrekende identiteit het ons wêreld al hoe meer stukkend en gebroke geraak.  Siekte, krankheid, ongesteldheid, onvolkomenheid, pyn, ongemak, en beperkings verhoed ons om Sy skeppingsdoel te kan uitleef.  Ons uitroep is dus vir genesing! Ons is almal op soek na volhoubare, werklike, diepgaande, volkome genesing! 

Siekte is ‘n obstruksie, inhibisie of beperking van ons natuurlike vermoëns.  ‘n Gesonde baba het ‘n bepaalde funksionaliteit m.b.t. beweging, vermoëns, en intellek. Siekte of krankheid plaas ‘n beperking op hierdie funksionaliteit.  Dis dalk hoekom, Jesus verklaar dat ons moet soos kinders word om die Koninkryk te beërwe. (Mark 10:15) ‘n Kind is onskuldig, reken geen wraak toe nie, is nie selfbewus nie, het nie vooraf opgestelde beoordeling van mense nie, het onvoorwaardelik lief, is ongekunsteld, het ‘n onversadigbare begeerte om nuwe dinge te leer en te ontdek.  Hierdie is alles eienskappe wat ons met geestelike volwassenheid vergelyk.  Ons kyk na ‘n nuutgebore baba, en noem hom of haar perfek! 

Hoekom is ons siek? Wat maak ons siek? 

Daar is al biblioteke vol geskryf oor die oorsake van siekte, ek noem net ‘n paar: Sommige siektes toestande is geneties of viriel oordraagbaar, en dus as gevolg van eksterne oorsake. Sielkundiges suggereer dat 85% van alle siektes ‘n emosionele, psigosomatiese oorsaak het.  Lewenstyl keuses, in terme van dieet en oefening speel ook ‘n groot rol ten opsigte van ons algehele gesondheid.  ‘n Misrekende identiteit, en gevolglike geloofsoortuigings, wat ons wêreldbeskouing vorm kan lei tot dramatiese beperkings.  Dr Paul Carlin het na 20 jr se werk in die Texas gevangenis die “belief therapy” program ontwikkel, want volgens hom: “Mense doen wat hulle doen omdat hulle glo wat hulle glo”. Uiteindelik raak hierdie oortuigings ‘n godsdiens-tradisie, en ‘n kultuur wat mense vasgevang hou en inperk om nie hulle natuurlike potensiaal te bereik nie. Dink maar aan godsdienste, wat die rol van die vrou en die kind inperk en marginaliseer.  Uiteindelik is sonde direkte  ongehoorsaamheid aan die Woord en wil van God.  God se Woord is soos ouerlike beskerming, leiding en rigting om ons te weerhou van seerkry, ongeluk en verdriet, maar die mens wil sy of haar eie koers inslaan, en self besluit wat reg of verkeerd is.  

Tans beleef ons ‘n radikale inligting-revolusie. Daar vind 3.5 Biljoen Google soektogte per dag plaas. Omtrent 1,3 Biljoen mense is op YouTube geregistreer en word daar bykans 300 ure se videomateriaal per minuut gelaai. Die meeste van hierdie soektogte en inligting is gerig rondom gesondheid en self-verbetering. Daar is tans meer as 250000 toep applikasies beskikbaar om jou gesondheid te monitor. Nuwe slim horlosies meet allerhande aspekte van jou fisiese gesondheid: Slaap patrone, hartklop, bloeddruk, suikervlak, en hartritme inligting kan jou dokter help om ‘n baie meer akkurate diagnose te maak. Nuwe aanlyn webtuistes soos ‘Hello Dr” kan jou in ‘n oomblik in kontak bring met mediese professionele raad.[3]  

Mense is dus gevolglik fisies gesonder. Mense leef in die algemeen langer! Maar is ons werklik gesond? Ons word van die een ding gesond gemaak, en oormore is ons weer siek van iets anders. Gesondheid is tog nie net bloot ‘n fisiese aspek nie. Ons word almal ouer, en dus funksioneer ons liggame nie meer optimaal nie. Wanneer jy met die versorgers in ouetehuise praat sal hulle jou gou sê: “Moeilike jongmense raak dramaties moeiliker ou-mense.”  Gesondheid kan ook nie ‘n selfsugtige net-na-myself-kyk oorlewing wees nie. Gesonde mense, wil ook graag ander gesond maak.  

Die totale mensewees bestaan uit: 

  • Gees – Konneksie, bewussyn. 
  • Emosies – Gevoelens. 
  • Intellek – Denk Patrone, waardes, wêreldbeskouing.
  • Gedrag – Gewoontes.
  • Sosiale interaksie – Verhoudinge.
  • Liggaamlik – Fisiologies.
  • Identiteit – Eie-Ek. 

In ons reis met Jesus het ons uitgevind, gesondheid is nie net die genesing van ‘n spesifieke fisiese siekte toestand nie, maar ‘n algehele omvattende gesonde lewenstyl van die totale mens. 

Derduisende kure, diëte, aanvullings, wondermiddels, terapie en operasies mag dalk doeltreffend wees, maar dit deel almal net met een aspek van ons gesondheid. Jy kan fisies 100% gesond wees, maar sielsongelukkig as gevolg van stukkende verhoudings. Jy kan ‘n goeie mens wees, met talle prestasies en nog steeds voel daar kort iets in jou lewe, want jy het nog nie met God vrede gemaak nie.  Jy kan fisies gesond wees, intellektueel briljant, maar as jy nog genees is van die eie-ek, die egoïstiese, self-gerigte selfsug en soeke na selfbeskikking nie, is jy bedremmeld en betreurenswaardig. Dink maar aan die eie-waan van ‘n Hitler, en yoga ghoeroes soos Bikram Choudhury wat sy volgelinge mislei het.  

Jesus Is Ons Genesing

Totale genesing is net in Jesus Christus te vind. Jesus is genesing en gesondheid! Toe ons ontwaak tot die realiteit van Sy persoon, waardes, denke, gewoontes en manier van leef, het ons die sentripetale kernpunt van alle geneeskunde ontdek. Sonder Jesus is daar nie volhoubare gesondheid en welstand nie. Want, Hy maak nie net een aspek van ons menswees gesond nie. Hy steek Sy hand uit, en vra ons om Hom te volg. Terwyl ons Hom volg, en doen wat Hy sê, word ons tree vir tree meer gesond, op elke vlak, om ook ander te help om gesond te word.  Daar is immers geen siekte in die hemel nie. Daarom is Jesus se hart, Sy waarom, om ons gesond te sien. 

Om soos Jesus te word is die sleutel tot ʼn vervulde en gelukkig lewe. Jy sal dan die beste huweliksmaat wees, die beste sakeleier, en die beste werker wees vir enige sakeonderneming, ook die beste tipe vriend en die beste ouer. Die volwasse karakter, waardes, ingesteldheid, etiek, gewoontes, houding en lewenstyl van Christus is soos ’n standaard, ’n toonaangewer, ’n rigtinggewer om die volmaakte lewe te leef. Ons is die mooiste mense wanneer ons die meeste soos Christus leef.  Met ander woorde, ons is die beste mense as ons die meeste soos Hy is, as ons soos Hy doen wat reg is, Sy etiese en morele voorbeeld volg, Sy onbevlekte karakter nastreef en ons lewens daaraan wy om die mensdom te dien. Om soos Jesus te leef is die beste manier van leef! Die Jesus-lewe is ’n universele waarheid, ’n uitgangspunt, ’n bloudruk en basis vir lewe. Christus is volmaak, blaamloos, die regte standaard en mediaan van moraliteit. 

In ons reis saam met Jesus, ontdek ons Sy goddelike paradoksale waardes: Geregtigheid en billikheid, onpartydigheid en respek vir alle mense, nie-reaksionêre kreatiwiteit, revolusionêre pasifisme, diensbare leierskap, bonatuurlike mens-mens-wees, alleen-groep-mens, en nog soveel meer! 

Die oomblik wat ons Sy lewe ontvang en daarvolgens begin leef, verander alles. Ons verhoudings, denkwyses, werk en leefstyl word gesond, en genesend tot ander.  

Hoekom het Geloofsgenesing ‘n Slegte Naam?

Enige vorm van geneeskunde het ‘n sekere bepaalde sukses faktor presentasie.  Waarom het geloofsgenesing so ‘n onreëlmatige sukses faktor? Waarom het net sommige individue redelike sukses? Hoe blywend is hierdie sukses? Iemand wat siek is, is desperaat vir ‘n oplossing enige redelike kans selfs 50/50, sal ‘n desperate lyer nuwe hoop gee. Maar ‘n vorm van geneeskunde met so ‘n swak sukses, sal en moet mos verwerp word.  Selfs natuurlike medikasie het ‘n baie meer beduidende sukses faktor.  Om vir mense te bid vir genesing en dit as God se liefde te beskryf is problematies, want hoekom word sommige gesond en ander nie? 

Die vraag is nie óf God mense genees nie, maar eerder hoekom Hy nie almal genees nie.  

In verskeie vraelyste is bepaal dat die meeste mense, sowel as doktors glo dat gebed voordelig is vir siek mense. Daar is talle opgetekende, lyste van mediese verifieerbare goddelike genesings. Die vraag was ook gevra vir ‘n paneel van geloof-geneeshere, die antwoord was: Om die integriteit en die hart van die Evangelie te bewaar word almal nie gesond nie, die wat gesond word gebeur nooit op dieselfde manier nie, en ook nie deur dieselfde persoon nie.[4]  Die rede: Wanneer ‘n sekere persoon of metode 100% suksesvol is om elke moontlike siekte gesond te maak, is dit in die mens dat ons die persoon en die metode sal aanbid, dit sal kapitaliseer, sonder om die wonder en diepte van God te besef. Dit is baie makliker vir die mens om enige wonderkuur of middel te probeer, sonder die harde werk van gedragsverandering.  Dikwels is dit ons gedrag wat die siekte veroorsaak het. 

Om genesing toe te skryf aan ons geloof, of tekort daarvan is ook problematies, want alhoewel geloof ‘n rol gespeel het by die meeste genesings, het die Here sommige genees sonder enige geloof van hulle kant af.  As geloof die redding bring, genees ons mos onsself? Moet ons onsself dan red ook? Ek verstaan dat redding ‘n geskenk is, en dat ons geloof in God uiteindelik redding meewerk. Tog is daar baie mense wat werklik glo, en werklik in geloof selfs tot ‘n aksie oorgegaan het, en nog steeds nie genesing ontvang het nie.   Om te bid vanuit die wete dat God wil altyd genees is voorwaar moeilik as dit wel nie gebeur nie. Hoekom nie? Satan? Te min geloof? Nie aangehou nie? Dan is óns die probleem. Dit bring min troos, veral as jy al jou geloof, gebede, opgebruik het om genesing te bid vir iemand vir wie jy lief is. Alhoewel ons moet glo, het dit nie gewerk nie. Alhoewel ons deernis moet hê, was dit skynbaar nie genoeg nie. Alhoewel ons beloftes uit die woord en profesie ontvang het, is dit nie vervul nie. Waar laat dit ons? 

Genesing is inherent wie God is, die aarde en die skepping het ‘n self-genesing vermoë.  Dis juis die wonder van die skepping, die medisinale natuurlike middels wat in die natuur opgesluit lê.  God het ons geskape om gesond te maak, en gesond te wees.  

Siekte en krankheid is simptomaties nie net m.b.t. ons liggame nie. Ons ekonomie is siek. Die wêreld is moreel siek. Siekte is simptomaties van ‘n hele samelewing wat van God verwyder is.  As die hele samelewing die Here waaragtig dien deur te doen wat Hy sê, en alles toeëien wat Hy vir ons beskikbaar gestel het, en dan soos Jesus goed doen aan die mense om ons. Sal daar nog siekte wees? 

Siekte se oorsprong is: 

  1. Sonde
    • Verkeerde gewoontes en gedrag: Mirjam (Num 12:10), Gehasi (2 Kon 5:27), Ussia (2 Kron 26:16-23) en Elimas (Hand 13:11). “dien die Here en vermy wat sleg is: dit is die geneesmiddel vir jou, die verkwikking vir jou liggaam.” (Spr 3:8) 
    • Jou woorde: “Die tong het mag oor dood en lewe” (Spr 18:21).  “Aangename woorde is heuning, soet en geneeskragtig vir die mens.” (Spr 16:24) 
    • Onvergifnis maak mens bitter en sieklik, soos iemand wat gefolter word. (1 Kor 11:28-30; Matt 18:21-35) 
    • Jou denke:  “’n Kalm gemoed hou die liggaam gesond; hartstog vreet ‘n mens op.” (Spr 14:30) “’n Vrolike mens is ‘n gesonde mens.” (Prov 17:22)
    • Nie alle siekte is a.g.v. sonde nie. (Job 42:7-8)
  2. Die duiwel 
    • Demone:  Matt 17:18; Matt 9:25, 42; Matt 4:35; 4:39
    • Mag van die Duiwel:  “Julle weet van Jesus van Nasaret, dat God Hom met die Heilige Gees gesalf en met krag toegerus het. Hy het rondgegaan, oral goeie werke gedoen en almal gesond gemaak wat in die mag van die duiwel was, want God was by Hom”. (Hand. 10:38)
    • Gees van krankheid (Luk 13:11, 16)
  3. Die Here, God is soewerein: “Besef dit tog: Ek, Ek is die Here! Naas My is daar geen ander God nie. Ek maak dood en Ek gee lewe. Ek maak siek en Ek maak gesond. Uit my mag word niemand bevry nie.” (Deut 32:39) Gen 12:17, Exo 4:11, 15:25, 1 Sam 25;37-38; 2 Sam 12:15, Deut 28:15-68, 32:39, 2 Kon 15:5, 2 Kron 21:18, 19, 26:20-21 Hand 12:22, 23; 13:8-12 asook Job 5:18. 
  4. Indirek ander mense: Dit is duidelik dat ek kan deur iemand aangesteek word, bakteriese infeksies, ‘n bakleiery waar onskuldige mense slagoffers word.  Iemand anders se sonde en oortreding kan dus ook soms die oorsaak wees van siekte en krankheid. 
  5. Die gebroke natuur: “Want die skepping is aan die nietigheid onderworpe — nie gewillig nie, maar ter wille van Hom wat dit onderwerp het…” (Rom 8:18-22) Hittegolwe, plae, droogte, tsunami’s, ens. Soms gebeur daar bloot dinge, ek struikel en val, en breek my arm. 

Alhoewel dit belangrik is om die oorsaak van siekte weet, is die meer belangrike vraag hoe word ek gesond? Uiteindelik is dit God se hart dat ons gesond sal lewe: Deut 11:26. 

God se Hart Agter Genesing

Al ooit gewonder hoekom het Jesus dikwels mens ferm vermaan om nie te gaan vertel wat met hulle gebeur het nie? Was dit dan nie die punt, dat almal in Hom sal glo nie?

Jesus het nooit enige genesing op dieselfde manier gedoen nie, maar vir Hom was genesing meer as bloot die gesondmaking van die simptome. HY wou altyd deel met die oorsaak. Daarom word die melaatse man gevra om na die priester toe te gaan, sodat die kwarantyn opgehef kon word, en hy weer toegelaat word om deel van die gemeenskap te wees.  “Toe steek Jesus sy hand uit, raak hom aan en sê: “Ek wil. Word gesond!” En sy melaatsheid was onmiddellik weg. Jesus sê toe vir hom: “Jy moet dit vir niemand vertel nie, maar gaan wys jou vir die priester en bring die offer wat Moses voorgeskryf het.”  (Matt 8:1-5)

“Baie mense het saam met Hom gegaan, en Hy het hulle almal gesond gemaak, maar hulle belet om in die openbaar oor Hom te praat.”  (Matt 12:16) Hier het Jesus ‘n skare mense genees, tog kapitaliseer Hy nie op die bonatuurlike om nog meer mense te trek nie.  Dit is duidelik soos vroeër verduidelik: Jesus is nie net ‘n wondermiddel of wonderpersoon wat alle siekes genees nie! Want dan sou ons hom gebruik om gesond te word, sonder om te deel met die oorsake van hoekom ons siek geword het in die eerste plek. 

Jesus vra Sy dissipels, wie sê julle is ek? Nadat Petrus openlik verklaar en erken dat Hy die Messias is, word hulle beveel om dit nie oor te vertel nie.  Is dit dan nie die doel dat mense sal weet dat Hy die Messias is nie? Dis tog waaroor redding gaan, dat elke mens sal glo dat hy die Christus is? Toe het Jesus sy dissipels beveel om vir niemand te sê dat Hy die Christus is nie.  (Matt 16:20) Die raaisel verdiep nie waar nie? Die beginsel is: Jesus wil nie net hê ons moet Hom aanbid nie! Hy wil hê ons moet Hom volg. Dis ons gehoorsame navolging van die persoon Jesus Christus, wat genesing bring vir die totale mens. 

Die verheerliking op die berg, is ‘n klinkklare bewys van Sy goddelikheid. Mense is natuurlike twyfelaars.  Hoekom net ‘n paar dissipels toelaat om dit te beleef? Sou die Fariseërs, en al sy vyande nie dan tot inkeer kom, as hulle sou sien wat hier gebeur het nie? Terwyl hulle van die berg afkom, het Jesus hulle beveel: “Wat julle gesien het, moet julle vir niemand vertel voordat die Seun van die mens uit die dood opgewek is nie.” (Matt 17:9) Jesus kapitaliseer nie op die oomblik van Sy goddelike verheerliking en openbaarmaking nie. Dink aan mense wat al deur die eeue by plekke van goddelike verskynsels bymekaar kom, en die verskynsel soos robotte aanbid. 

Een van die mees skouspelagtige wonderwerke wat Jesus gedoen het was die genesing van die doofstom man.  Die man het nie net sy gehoor ontvang nie, maar God het sy spraak in een oomblik herstel.  Al sou iemand se gehoor herstel, sou dit ‘n spraak terapeut maande neem om die persoon te help om korrek te praat.  “Sy ore het dadelik oopgegaan, die belemmering van sy spraak het verdwyn, en hy het reg gepraat. Jesus het die mense belet om dit vir iemand anders te vertel, maar hoe meer Hy hulle belet het, hoe meer het hulle dit verkondig.”  (Mark 7:36) Hier is een van die mees sprekende wonderwerke, wat as jy vandag se bemarking tegnieke van getuienis oorvertel gebruik, ‘n getroue navolging verseker. Jesus doen hierdie wonder in privaatheid.  

Baie mense het gewonder oor Jesus, maar die duiwels het presies geweet wie Hy was. Is daar nie ‘n groter bewys van Sy bediening en egtheid as dat die duiwels Hom herken nie? Maar Jesus het hom skerp aangespreek: “Bly stil en gaan uit hom uit.”  (Mark 1:25). Tog laat Hy hulle nie toe om te spreek nie. 

Jesus het die blinde man aan die hand gevat en hom uit die dorp uit gelei. Die genesing in die geheim verrig, en toe boonop vir hom “belet om dit vir iemand anders te vertel.”.  (Mark 8:26, 30)

Die egtheid van die evangelie skrywers se getuienis, is die nuttelose inligting wat nie weggelaat is nie. Die feit dat Jesus vir hulle opdrag gee om vir die kind iets te ete te gee, het geen doel nie. Tog maak dit die stories, eg en geloofwaardig.  Weereens ‘n perfekte geleentheid om mense te oortuig. Jesus maak nie gebruik om met grootheidswaan, mense te beïndruk nie.  “Haar ouers was stom van verbasing, en Jesus het hulle verbied om vir iemand te vertel wat gebeur het.”  (Luke 8:56)

Die klimaks van Jesus se populariteit is toe Hy die skare kos gee. “Toe die mense die wonderteken sien wat Jesus gedoen het, het hulle gesê: “Hy is werklik die Profeet, die Een wat na die wêreld toe moes kom.” Toe Jesus merk dat hulle Hom met geweld wil kom koning maak, het Hy verder die berg op gegaan, Hy alleen.” (Joh 6:14-15)

Weereens vlug Jesus van die aanstelling van mense, die aanbidding van mense.  Hy wil ons bewus maak dat daar iets dieper is as genesing, wonderwerke, en voedselvoorsiening.  Al hierdie dinge is tydelik, maar daar is meer wat God ons wil gee. Hierdie tekens en wonders is presies dit, tekens. Dit is soos padwysers, rigtingewers na ‘n groter realiteit. Wonderwerke is inderdaad belangrik. “Die boodskap wat ek verkondig, het julle oortuig, nie deur geleerdheid en welsprekendheid nie, maar deur die kragtige werking van die Gees. Dus is julle geloof nie op die wysheid van mense gegrond nie, maar op die krag van God.” (1 Kor 2:4-5) 

Wat is die groter realiteit wat Jesus wou hê hulle moes raaksien? Jesus antwoord hulle: “Dít verseker Ek julle: Julle soek My, nie omdat julle die wondertekens gesien het nie, maar omdat julle van die brood geëet en versadig gewordhet. Julle moet nie werk vir die voedsel wat vergaan nie, maar vir die voedsel wat nie vergaan nie en wat ewige lewe gee. Dit sal die Seun van die mens vir julle gee, want God die Vader het Hom die mag daartoe verleen.” Hulle vra Hom toe: “Wat moet ons doen om te doen wat God van ons verlang?” En Jesus antwoord hulle: “Wat God van julle verlang, is dat julle moet glo in Hom wat Hy gestuur het. (Joh 6:26-29)  Jesus is die geskenk van genesing, nie die genesing op sig self nie. As ek dus Jesus ontvang is ek gesond, want ek het die Geneesheer ontvang! “…want dit is Ek, die Here, wat julle gesond hou.” (Exo 15:26).  

Jesus wil ons herstel, genees, hervorm, restoureer, versoen met ons skeppingsdoel: Om soos God, goddelike, goeie, opbouende, positiewe, vrug te dra.  Die aanbidders wat met waserige oë ‘n goddelike verskynsel aanbid, besef nog nie hulle eie goddelikke skeppingsdoel van godsvrugtigheid nie. Hulle wag en smeek vir ‘n wonderwerk van bo af. Hulle besef nie die wonderwerk Christus, wil in ons kom woon, en deur ons wonderdade en regdoen verrig nie. 

Die genesing wat Christus in ons wil werk is ook meer as net die fisiese genesing. Hy wil ons hele menswees genees. Hy wil God se skeppingsdoel vir ons, in ons restoureer.  “Dié wat Hy lank tevore verkies het, het Hy ook bestem om gelykvormig te wees aan die beeld van sy Seun” (Rom. 8:29) In al hierdie verhale waar Jesus mense vermaan het om nie oor te vertel nie, was die mense verbaas, verstom en beïndruk met Jesus. Hulle wou Hom dus aanbid, maar Hy het dit nie toegelaat nie, Hy soek meer as ons aanbidding, Hy soek ons geloofsgehoorsaamheid! 

Daar is 2 verhale waar Jesus beïndruk was. Die een was die genesing van die offisier se slaaf (Matt. 8:5-13; Luk. 7:1-10; Joh. 4:43-54). Hierdie man het ook genesing kom soek by Jesus, maar hy het Jesus gesien. Hy noem Jesus Here. Hy sien Jesus is ‘n man van gesag soos hy. Daarom vra Jesus om net ‘n woord te spreek. Jesus se reaksie is: Jesus was verwonderd toe Hy dit hoor, en Hy sê vir die mense wat agter Hom aan gekom het: “Dit verseker Ek julle: Ek het nog by niemand in Israel so ‘n groot geloof teëgekom nie. Ek sê vir julle: Baie sal van die ooste en die weste af kom en saam met Abraham, Isak en Jakob aan tafel gaan in die koninkryk van die hemel. Maar mense vir wie die koninkryk bedoel is, sal in die diepste duisternis daarbuite gegooi word, waar hulle sal huil en op hulle tande sal kners.” (Matt 8:10-12). Lees hierdie vers deeglik deur. Jesus maak ‘n geskiedkundige, waterskeiding, omkeer verklaring! “Baie sal van die ooste en die weste af kom en saam met Abraham, Isak en Jakob aan tafel gaan in die koninkryk van die hemel” Van wie praat Jesus hier? Van diegene, wat Hom sien, waarlik sien! Mense van elke volk en nasie en taal wat Jesus sien vir wie Hy werklik is, nie hom nie net sien as ‘n ‘argetipe’ onpersoonlike masjien wat mense gesond maak nie.  Die ander verhaal is van die Kanaänitiese vrou. Wie Jesus eers nie wou help nie.  “Mevrou,” sê Jesus vir haar, “jou geloof is groot. Jou wens word vervul.” Van daardie oomblik af was die dogter gesond.” (Matt. 15:28). Sy het nie Jesus se weiering aanvaar nie, en aanhou glo.  

Ons sien dat Jesus ook graag wou hê Sy dissipels moes Hom regtig sien, Hom verstaan. Is dit nie die soeke van enige leermeester, leier, of voorganger nie? Sommige is daar net vir die aansien, die geld, die roem, die posisie, die genesing, die wonderwerk.   Jesus wou uiteindelik hê dat hulle moes doen wat Hy doen. Hulle moes net soos Hy in die geloof wonderwerke verrig. (Luk 10:19; Mat 10:8) 

Drie wonderwerke waar Jesus Sy frustrasie met die dissipels wys, dat hulle nog nie sien nie: 

  1. Jesus maak die storm stil. “Waarom is julle bang? Het julle dan nie geloof nie?” (Mark 4:40) 
  2. Die vermeerdering van die brood. “Gee julle vir hulle iets om te eet.” (Mark 6:37) 
  3. Petrus is die eerste dissipel wat iets begin sien. Toe sê Petrus vir Hom: “Here, as dit regtig U is, beveel my om op die water na U toe te kom.” “Kom!” sê Hy. (Matt 14:28-29) Tog begin hy vinnig twyfel toe hy na die branders kyk. Dadelik het Jesus sy hand uitgesteek, hom gegryp en vir hom gesê: “Kleingelowige, waarom het jy begin twyfel?” (Matt 14:31) 

“The purpose of Jesus is not only to save men from their sins, but by the grace of God to begin in the souls of men that marvelous development in the nature and mind and understanding of God our Father, until by the grace of God we are able to take our place and our part in the kingdom of Jesus Christ and bear our share of responsibility.” ― John G. Lake,

Die Mees Gesondste Mense Glo Reg 

“…enigiets wat ‘n mens nie uit geloofsoortuiging doen nie, is sonde.” (Rom 14:23) “As ‘n mens nie glo nie, is dit onmoontlik om te doen wat God wil. Wie tot God nader, moet glo dat Hy bestaan en dat Hy dié wat Hom soek, beloon.” (Heb 11:6) 

Hoeveel van ons besluite, keuses, gewoontes, is gegrondves in ‘n geloofsoortuiging? Hoe ons die wêreld sien, wat ons koop? Hoekom ons koop? Waar ons bly, en werk is alles gegrondves in wat ons glo oor onsself, God en die toekoms. 

Jesus het mens geword, fisies gedemonstreer wat Hy gepreek het, en uiteindelik gesterwe vir ons sonde, om ons met God te versoen, opgestaan uit die dood, opgevaar en gaan sit aan die regterhand van God, en toe die Heilige Gees gestuur om in ons te regeer! Waarvoor wag ons? Wat op aarde moet God nog doen? Hy het alles volbring sodat ons deur Hom, dit is deur Sy bekragtiging Christus te leef in elke plek waar Hy ons roep!  

As ons dus reg sien! Werklik sien! Sien wat Hy gedoen het! Wie Hy is! As ons dit daadwerklik, met oortuiging glo, sien ons die wêreld skielik in ‘n hele ander lig. Terwyl ons aanhou om presies te doen wat HY ons beveel om dit te doen, verander die lewe heeltemal vir ons. Ons sal ‘n heeltemal ander perspektief hê en ‘n nuwe houding teenoor die lewe, dinge en mense hê! Ons is gesond, na liggaam, siel en gees. 

Jesus Genees die Hele Mens 

John G. Lake het geglo dat Jesus se genesingswerk drieledig is: Hy bevry ons van boosheid, sodat ons geestelik gesond, en vol kan wees van die Heilige Gees. Ons kommunikeer en beleef verbondenheid met God deur ons gees. Tweedens, genees die Here ons siel, ons konneksie met mense. Omdat ons vrede met God gemaak het, genees die Here ons siel. Ons siel is hoe ons verbind is met die mensdom om ons.  Sielsus en vrede met self en die mense om my, is genesing! 

Jesus was altyd bekommerd oor die hele mens en nie net die simptome van siekte nie.  Hy het dikwels eers die geestelike aspekte hanteer.  Sy gesprek met die Samaritaanse vrou by die put het gefokus op die basiese konflikte in haar persoonlikheid.  Vir Jesus is gesondheid meer as net die afwesigheid van fisiese en geestelike siektes – dit gaan oor die hele mens. 

God wil ons genees, maar meer nog: Hy wil ons moet ander genees! “En by die stroom sal aan altwee kante allerhande bome groei om van te eet, waarvan die blare nie sal verdor en die vrugte nie sal opraak nie; elke maand sal hulle nuwe vrugte dra; want die waters waar hulle aan staan—uit die heiligdom stroom hulle; en hulle vrugte sal wees om te eet en hulle blare om te genees. (Eze 47:12)

“Die Here sal hom bystaan in sy siekte. As hy siek is, sal U hom genees.”  (Ps 41:4) 

Jesus Genees op Verskillende Maniere 

God nie net besorg oor die genesing van ons liggame nie. Hy wil ook hê dat ons ’n sekere regte gesonde lewenswyse aanleer.  Jy self is verantwoordelik vir jou gesondheid.  Van die 35 wondertekens wat Jesus gedoen het, was 26 genesings.  In 6 gevalle is bose geeste uitgedryf.  

  1. Bely julle sonde: (James 5:16) 
  2. Ouderlinge salf met olie: (James 5:14-15)
  3. Dokters: Geneeshere is vir die siekes (Mat 9:12; Mark 2:17; Luk 5:31) Daar word na Lukas verwys as die “geliefde geneesheer” (Col 4:14)
  4. Mediese versorging: die barmhartige samaritaan verbind die man, en salf sy wonde. (Lukas 10:33–34)
  5. Alternatiewe geneeskunde: Gebruik bietjie wyn vir die ontsteldheid met die maag. (1 Tim 5:23) 
  6. Ons teenwoordigheid bring genesing: Die blare van die boom is tot genesing van die nasies’ (Openbaring 22:2; Ps 1:2-3; Eze 47:12; Jer 17:8)
  7. Die Woord van God genees. (Luk 4:4)
  8. Toe Jesus hulle geloof sien: (Mar 2:5; Mat 9:29)
  9. Vergifnis: (Mat 18:34-35)
  10. Vereenselwig deur die Nagmaal met Sy lyding:  (1 Kor 11:28–30)
  11. Lofprysing: “Loof die Here, o my siel, en alles wat binne-in my is, sy heilige Naam! Loof die Here, o my siel, en vergeet geeneen van sy weldade nie! Wat al jou ongeregtigheid vergewe, wat al jou krankhede genees”. (Psalm 103:1–3)
  12. Lappies en doeke wat gesalf is: (Acts 19:11-12)
  13. Hande Oplegging: (Mar 6:5, 13; 16:15, 17–18)
  14. Duiwels uitgedryf: (Mar 9:14-29; Matt. 17:14-20; Luk. 9:37-43)
  15. Dien die Here en vermy wat sleg is: dit is die geneesmiddel vir jou, die verkwikking vir jou liggaam. (Spr 3:8) 

Die slotsom is: Christus is gesondheid. Wanneer ons die meeste soos Jesus is, is ons die mees gesondste mense op die planeet! 

Dit is ook moontlik om ‘n gesonde lewe te lei: 

  1. Wanneer al my verhoudings met God, self, mense en die natuur gesond en heilsaam is. 
  2. Ek gereeld oefen, slaap, en ‘n gebalanseerde gesonde dieet volg. 
  3. Werk kan genesend, en stimulerend van aard wees. 
  4. My denke is soos ‘n tuin, wat ek plant, bepaal hoe ek dink, en hoe ek lewe. 
  5. Om vir ander te gee, te help en te dien is genesend.  
  6. Om soos ‘n kind te wees, en sommer net lekker gesonde pret te hê is ‘n wonderkuur! 
  7. Deur gasvry te wees, en vir mense lekker kos te maak is genesend! 
  8. Deur ‘n vredemaker te wees, en versoening te bewerk tussen mense bring genesing. 

God Se Geskenk Van Genesing Aan Die Wêreld Is Sy Gesonde Liggaam die Kerk 

HARVESTER SAMEKOMSTE 

Samekomste skep atmosfeer vir genesing: 

Ons glo gemeente wees, het iets te doen met ‘n helende tuin, die herstel van Eden. Alles wat ons doen, in heilige diversiteit, komplekse eenvoud, interafhanklikheid, skep ‘n genesende habitat, waar mense kan gesond word op elke vlak.  Die Bybel gee ons geen tyd aanduiding van presies wanneer gelowiges bymekaar gekom het nie. Ons lees gereeld van ‘daagliks’, ‘eerste dag van die week’, gemeenskaplike maaltye.  Dit wil sê: Kerk-wees gebeur in die saamwees! Ons hou van saamwees! Ons geniet mekaar se geselskap, en om in ons verhoudinge diepgaande geesgenote te word! Ons hou dus verskeie byeenkomste, vir kinders, volwassenes, mans, vrouens, geskeides, vir Afrikaanse maar ook Engelse mense, vir ou mense en jong mense, vir sakemense en boere, vir geskeides maar ook getroudes! Die lys gaan net aan en aan! 

Ons hou allerhande tipe byeenkomste vir alle soorte mense, sodat elkeen Jesus kan ontdek en leer om hom te volg! 

Ons fokus dat al ons byeenkomste die volgende elemente bevat: 

  1. Ons byeenkomste fokus op skrifgebaseerde, leerstellige gebalanseerde, akkurate Jesus-gesentreerde prediking. 
  2. Ons byeenkomste is spiritueel en maar ruimte vir geestelike en bonatuurlike gebeure, waar ons vir siekes bid en hulle die hande op lê, en duiwels uitdryf, en floreer in die toepassing van die gawes van die Heilige Gees. 
  3. Ons byeenkomste fokus op lofprysing en aanbidding wat God behaag.  
  4. Ons byeenkomste maak ruimte vir getuienisse, wedersydse opbouende insette. 
  5. Ons byeenkomste is deelnemend van aard. 
  6. Ons byeenkomste is verrassend, relevant, en kreatief. 
  7. Ons maak ruimte in ons byeenkomste vir gebed, meditasie en saam-luister wat God wil sê. 
  8. Ons herdenk die Here se nagmaal so gereeld as wat ons kan.  
  9. Ons bied gereeld vir mense die geleentheid om te gee soos die Here dit op hulle harte lê. 
Genees ons verhoudinge

HARVESTER HUISKERKE

Ons glo in groot byeenkomste wat impak maak, maar verhoudinge groei dieper alleenlik in die kleingroep. Ons huiskerke moet naby genoeg wees, sodat daar werklike ondersteuning kan wees in tye van nood. Daarom wil ons huiskerke aanbied in elke dorp in die Olifantsvallei en Matsikama omgewing. Die huiskerk is jou geestelike familie, omgee groep. Dis hier waar ons leer om ons geestelike gawes te ontwikkel. Dissipelskap, verantwoordbaarheid, en dissipline gebeur in die liefdevolle intimiteit van die kleingroep familie.  

Harvester Huiskerk Leiers:

  1. Jan & Celna Genis (Clanwilliam/Graafwater) 
  2. Willie & Wena Botha (Clanwilliam)
  3. Audrey & Dave Botes (Clanwilliam) 
  4. Dirkie & Lezel Mouton (Clanwilliam) 
  5. Francois & Bertina Engelbrecht (Lambertsbaai) 
  6. WP & Karien vd Merwe (Citrusdal) 
  7. Tom & Haneke Ferreira (Citrusdal) 
  8. Owen & Cherisse Burger (Citrusdal) 
  9. Neil & Olivia Hall (Citrusdal) 
  10. Van Rhynsdorp
  11. Vredendal
  12. Lutzville  
  13. Eendekuil
  14. Graafwater
Genees ons denke 

HARVESTER BYBELSKOOL 

“Want soos hy in sy siel bereken, so is hy.” (Spreuke 23:7) Jesus het mense se manier van dink, gedurig gekonfronteer en uitgedaag. Die Woord van God is ‘n raamwerk, en platvorm, ‘n riglyn om te leer om reg en nugter te dink. In ‘n onlangse studie wat deur die “Bible Engagement Centre” gedoen is met 40000 mense, is bevind dat mense wat die Bybel aandagtig vier keer per week bestudeer en lees, merkwaardig meer gesond is.[5] Ons “Miracle Bible Training Centre” kurrikulum is dan gefokus om sistematies deur die Bybel te werk, en die Bybel in die lig van Christus reg te verstaan.  Ons bied ook ‘n wye verskeidenheid praktiese vakke aan.  

Die mees belangrike kursus wat elkeen in die gemeente deurgaan in die begin is die Fondasie kursus wat fokus op die ses fondasie leerstellinge in Hebreers 6 asook: Onderskei God se stem, Lofprysing & aanbidding, Gebed, Vyfvoudbediening, Dissipelskap, en Offergawes.  Die Bybelskool is nie vir sommige mense nie. Dit is vir almal! Want dit is die primêre metode om genesing in mense se lewens te werk.  Die doel is om jou Bybel/woord fiks te maak. Daarom is die bybelskool nie eenrigting kommunikasie nie, daar is deelname, vrae-vrae tyd, en huiswerk betrokke sodat elkeen die Woord vir hom of haarself kan verstaan.  

Genees ons werk en gedrag

HARVESTER AKADEMIE 

Ons bied spesifieke programme aan om mense wat hulle eie besighede besit, te help om hulle besigheid so te organiseer dat die mense wat daar werk deur hulle werk betrokkenheid ook gesond kan word! Tweedens help ons ook die spesifieke werker, om ‘n beter werker te word en sodoende ook genesing in die werksplek te werk.  Die verwagting en persepsie van baie mense oor werk is dat dit vleeslik, aards, sekulêr, teenoor-geestelik, ‘n straf, en vloek is. Tog wanneer mense aftree en nie hoef te werk nie, dan werk hulle meer as ooit.  Wanneer ons sterf dan sê ons “rus in vrede” asof die persoon nooit in die ewigheid gaan werk nie.  

Soos ons Jesus volg, leer Hy ons Sy manier en beginsels om te leef. Hy skenk ons Sy genade, en werk die vrug van die Gees in ons karakter. Ons morele kompas verander rigting: getrouheid, eerlikheid, waarheid, hou by jou woord, betaal elkeen wat hy toekom, wees ’n goeie rentmeester ensovoorts word die nuwe werkswyse.  Ons begin regeer! Rom 5:17 “reign in this life” Ons oorwin ons swakhede, slegte gewoontes, verkeerde humeur, verslawings.  Ons interaksie met mekaar in die liggaam, saam besigheid doen, vir mekaar werk het skadukolle geopenbaar in almal van ons. Werkswyses wat nie die Here eer bring nie is aan die lig gebring.  Mense het vir jare in die kerk hulle verkeerde leefstyl weggesteek, want ons kan in die kerk Sondag een mens wees, maar Maandae in die werk is ons iemand anders. Vir ons is werk deel van ons aanbidding. 

Genees alle nasies/etos 

HARVESTER SENDING 

Die Jesus lewe is eintlik eenvoudig: Wag op die Here en spandeer tyd in gebed, mediteer met ‘n oop Bybel, kry ‘n openbaring en instruksie vir jou lewe, en gaan voer dit dan uit.  

Communion- Commission-Commission

Relational-Missional-Encarnational

Love-Faith-Hope

Father-Son-Holy Spirit.

Dit beteken dat elkeen in die gemeente ‘n goddelike roeping het om te vervul.  Dat elkeen weet wat om te doen, nie omdat hulle aangesê is deur ‘n organisasie om te doen nie, waar deur die Heilige Gees gemotiveer en bekragtig. Dit beteken ook prakties, ons maak dissipels. Ons vermenigvuldig. Ons gee en deel wat ons ontvang het.  Die gemeente maak dus gesamentlik ‘n impak op die kultuur van die gemeenskap.  Want elkeen funksioneer en bring genesing, herstel en versoening in die 5 primêre regering sektore: Regering, Ekonomie, Opvoeding, Gesondheid, en Wet & Orde. Maar ons maak ook ‘n verskil deur die saambindende katalisators soos: Sport, die Kunste, Rekreasie ens.  Ons is sout en lig! Ons bring genesing en versoening na elke nasie, en etos in ons samelewing waar Hy ons na toe stuur.  


[1] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqhidTrkfrw&t=1760s

[2] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp0HIF3SfI4

[3] https://www.netwerk24.com/Sake/Ikt/digitale-revolusie-help-dokters-20181007

[4] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0MOJBxaKWXo&list=LLC7-ErbIS3FNtXIam108ffQ&index=35&t=265s

[5] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNWvxexMri0