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Thanks Anita Giovannoni for a great Foreword

We are very grateful for the kind words Anita Giovannoni of Crocus ministries Johannesburg had to say about our new book, The Powerful Impact of a Spirit Led Life.

Anita writes in her Foreword:

“It has been so refreshing to read this publication. Andries and Christiane have managed to clearly explain how the Holy Spirit works within us, in the process clearing up many misconceptions about how God speaks. It is wonderful to have each chapter backed with personal testimonies to cement each gift. This gives us such a clear view of how God works with and through the authors, and potentially with all of us. Andries’s prophetic gift is certainly very sharp. ribbonTo be honest, this book has spurred me on to hear clearer, move quicker and be more useful to the Holy Spirit.

Having known Andries for many years I know that he is always on “spiritual duty”. He evangelizes everywhere and uses his gifts constantly to bring people the realness of the Holy Spirit. This book will minister to you through the pages. Be expectant for God to speak as you read. The gifts of the Holy Spirit have been explained very clearly and simple. You will begin to feel an excitement for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, so be prepared. As you go through the pages and chapters you will find your own gifts being stirred. That is the purpose of a prophetic book.

I have great admiration for Andries as a Pastor and a Prophet. It is not easy to be both but he manages so well. It comes through clearly in the pages of the book. He knows when to be pastoral and when to put on the prophets mantle. This book was certainly written by the prophet and the message is clear and concise.

Anita Giovannoni from Crocus Ministries

It has been such a blessing to know Andries, Christiane and their two beautiful sons, truly a family gifted and blessed. Thank you for your friendship.
Anita Giovannoni, October 2014

Crocus Ministries, Johannesburg, South Africa

The Powerful Impact of a Spirit Led Life

Originally posted on What's up at church:

Yippeh! We are excited to announce that in between raising two young and very busy sons, pastoring a church, managing a preschool and doing various charity work, we were finally able to complete our first book!

This book is born out of the amazing things we have experienced in our daily walk with God in a nation that has many challenges. With so much crime and no real social security, we need to hear God’s voice so much more.

God talks, wants to warn and advise and encourage you! Dreams, visions, the bible, prophetic insight popping up in your spirit when you pray, we talk about how you can fine tune into God’s voice.

This book contains more than 60 exciting stories and events in our lives where God spoke things we couldn’t possibly know through human understanding alone, and how God uses a sensitive believer to impact the lives…

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Yippeh! I am sooo happy that in between raising two young and very busy sons, pastoring a church, managing a preschool and doing various charity work, my husband and I were finally able to complete our first book together!

This book is born out of the amazing things we have experienced in our daily walk with God in a nation that has many challenges. With so much crime and no real social security, we need to hear God’s voice so much more.

God talks, wants to warn and advise and encourage you! Dreams, visions, the bible, prophetic insight popping up in your spirit when you pray, we talk about how you can fine tune into God’s voice.

This book contains more than 60 exciting stories and events in our lives where God spoke things we couldn’t possibly know through human understanding alone, and how God uses a sensitive believer to impact the lives of others. Your personal faith will be built up, we will make you rush back to your bible to see if God really does all we quote from the book of books, and you will be so motivated to listen to Him with a new expectancy of getting answers. Thanks for buying our book, you are supporting our work in Southern Africa.

You are welcome to check out for more information.

Since amazon has different platforms for different nations, you are welcome to browse on your respective amazon site for our names or book title and download the book onto your kindle or kindle app from there! Look for “The Powerful Impact of a Spirit Led Life”or Andries van Heerden or Christiane van Heerden.

“This book is a powerful, convincing spiritual guidebook and call to action, one that is likely to reach long-time Christians, those who are new to the faith, as well as those individuals who are interested in becoming a Christian but just need a push to take that decisive step. The many real life experiences based on the authors true own experience adds authority to the text and makes it a more personal and engaging read as opposed to looking at these issues from a dry, impersonal, abstract or theoretical perspective. With a wealth of biblical scripture to support and ground these powerful truths combined with a wise yet humble tone and approach I believe this book could be a powerful contribution to the canon of modern Christian writing. I personally enjoyed reviewing and working on it.”
David, editor at


Andries and Christiane van Heerden are senior pastors of Emmanuel Church in Louis Trichardt, Limpopo, South Africa. Besides impacting their own community in areas of ministry, education and charity work they travel to nations around the globe to inspire believers to really listen to God’s voice for a more effective impact into their communities. They enjoy raising their two sons, Steven and Samuel. For more information on their church and ministry check

Leave their cities and shake the dust of your feet. NOW.

Do not be blind to the aggressive agenda of the Islamic nations to wipe out any other faith. The government of Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city, fell overnight to the jihadist Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, also called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Mosul’s panic-stricken Christians, along with many others, are now fleeing en masse to the rural Nineveh Plain, according to the Vatican publication Fides. The border crossings into Kurdistan, too, are jammed with the cars of the estimated 150,000 desperate escapees.

The population, particularly its Christian community, has much to fear. The ruthlessness of ISIS, an offshoot of al-Qaeda, has been legendary. Its beheadings, crucifixions, and other atrocities against Christians and everyone else who fails to conform to its vision of a caliphate have been on full display earlier this year, in Syria.

Under Sharia law, any women and child that has been raped, can be stoned to death. A woman leaving her house unaccompanied by her owner can be thrown into prison for attempted adultery.

If you want to know first hand about the life of women in a Sharia-ruled nation, please read Saiera – Despair and Defiance behind the Burqa by Ahmadullah Rahmani  which is available for Kindle for under 1$.

Since 2003, Iraq’s Christian community has suffered intense religious persecution on top of the effects of the conflict and, as a result, it’s shrunk by well over 50 percent.

There is a time coming where the Lord is saying to His people in the Middle East:

Jeremiah 50: 8“Wander away from the midst of Babylon And go forth from the land of the Chaldeans; Be also like male goats at the head of the flock. “

Jeremiah 51:6
“Flee from Babylon! Run for your lives! Do not be destroyed because of her sins. It is time for the LORD’s vengeance; he will repay her what she deserves. “

Now where is the Babylonian kingdom?

Islam is rising up strongly against Christians. And although it was right and important to be a testimony to their nations, the time has come to pack up and LEAVE IMMEDIATELY. I am calling to all Christian organisations and leaders to open their nations and create refuges for Christians fleeing from Islamic nations. Staying will be a sure death sentence. And God is planning to judge these nations for their evil deeds.

A few days ago, a brave Sudanese lady, Meriam Ibrahim, gave birth to a baby girl in prison, with her feet in chains. She was left in the birth blood for 2 days. She had her under 2 year old child with her in prison. She is on death row, sentenced to 100 lashes before being hanged, because of being a Christian. A family relative betrayed her. Her story is going around the world, while hundreds of Christian ladies endure the exact same fate in prisons all over Islamic nations.

With this in mind, listen to Jesus prophecying about the end times:

Matthew 24 All these are the beginning of birth pains.

“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. 10 At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, 11 and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. 12 Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, 13 but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. 14 And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.

15 “So when you see standing in the holy place ‘the abomination that causes desolation,’[a] spoken of through the prophet Daniel—let the reader understand—

16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains. 17 Let no one on the housetop go down to take anything out of the house. 18 Let no one in the field go back to get their cloak.

19 How dreadful it will be in those days for pregnant women and nursing mothers! 

20 Pray that your flight will not take place in winter or on the Sabbath. 21 For then there will be great distress, unequaled from the beginning of the world until now—and never to be equaled again.

22 “If those days had not been cut short, no one would survive, but for the sake of the elect those days will be shortened.


23 At that time if anyone says to you, ‘Look, here is the Messiah!’ or, ‘There he is!’ do not believe it. 24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect. 25 See, I have told you ahead of time. 26 “So if anyone tells you, ‘There he is, out in the wilderness,’ do not go out; or, ‘Here he is, in the inner rooms,’ do not believe it. 27 For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28 Wherever there is a carcass, there the vultures will gather.

29 “Immediately after the distress of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light;
the stars will fall from the sky, and the heavenly bodies will be shaken.Then will appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven. And then all the peoples of the earthwill mourn when they see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven, with power and great glory.31 And he will send his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of the heavens to the other.

I do not hear Jesus say: when the nations start persecuting you, stay in your homes. He says to not even fetch the coat. Run.

I am urging the church in the Middle East and the Islamic nations to make swift plans to evacuate out of the nations that have stood up against the Lord Jesus.

I am calling to churches in free nations to start aggressively negotiating for the lives of imprisoned Christians and to collect funds to have them immigrate to Christian colleges as learners, to farms as workers, do whatever it takes to get Visas for your brothers and sisters. When Jesus says He was in prison, He did not mean the murderer, but He meant His brothers and sisters in chains. If we do not help them, we do not help Jesus.

If you live in any of these nations that have openly declared war on Jesus, get out, NOW.

(If you are interested in a story of an Afghan woman in a repressive society dominated by men I recommend Saiera – Despair and Defiance behind the Burqa The fate experienced by Saiera, which is unfortunately typical for Afghanistan and other countries dominated by Islam, shows how far women in this culture are removed from equal rights and fair treatment.

The Afghan author Ahmadullah Rahmani dedicates this book to all women who are humiliated, oppressed and tortured and have no opportunity to lead a life of dignity. It is available on amazon for kindle for only $1. A worth while read)



There is a great need to pray for all those affected by the tragedy of Marikina.  In one year over 186 businesses have closed down in the Rustenburg, and in the surrounding areas.  Many people have lost homes, cars and many don’t even have food on their table, the economy is rock bottom.

The widows of the Marikana tradgedy are not being afforded the support they were promised, enabling them to continue with their lives unhindered, being able to provide for their families.  Fear abounds as the Spirit of witchcraft and intimidation is the norm of the day.

1 Timothy 2:2 – First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior.

 Govt officials, union leaders, mine bosses and others have exploited workers and their families for the purpose of unjust and dishonest gains.  God wants to bring a complete new order in the way the wealth of His Kingdom is stewarded.  Let us pray for Godly Leaders to be raised, those that have the heart of the people, those that will lead, obeying and instituting that which is on HIS HEART amongst the people and amongst those in the marketplace.


God is going to bring REVIVAL and RESTORATION, that those that have lost their dignity, their self worth, their families, that these ones may have hope and vision restored as God begins to move in this region.  Men and woman will seek him with a new hunger and thirst, and there will be an outpouring of His Spirit, moving far and wide. 







We revise on that which has been our focus this past week:

Continue to pray pressing into the throne room, petitioning for  AMCU.  Continue to pray for South Africa and its people’s to turn to God, dedicating our country back to God. Continue to pray and petition against all forms of witchcraft, sorcery and shamanism, disarming principalities, making an open show of them!!!!


Did you know that many years ago before miners went on call, down the Shafts,  each shaft was covered with prayer.  Consider the statistics of the production of minerals then and now, South Africa is way behind in world markets…..Many years ago, the land at Marikana, was dedicated by German Missionaries. The members of the Royal Family in the North West,  the  Royal Bafokeng Nation, are Born Again and Spirit filled, they need our PRAYERS at this time!

One of our students, in warfare last evening, saw a vision, which is as follows:
There were balls of fire coming from heaven. Again God reminded me about the judgment the Israelites received in the desert. They had built a golden calf and were very ungrateful towards God for His divine provision. As a nation we are being judged and we need to stay vigilant in prayer.  Seeking Gods forgiveness for our sins through His Son. Only the righteous will stand at the end.

Continue to pray for our land, the effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man, avails much!  James 5:16


Lord we ask that all demonic and ancestral rituals, offerings, chanting, dancing, singing, sacrifices that was performed, please be cancelled and nullified with the fire of the Holy Spirit, every ancestral spirit called upon, that had a voice, be silenced in the Name of Jesus. We ask You that You will send Your escort angels, to remove every dead human spirit, to the place where you want to take it. Every footprint, voice print in the Spirit be destroyed in Your Name. Where through all of the above caused demonic altars to be established, we ask that all these alters be smashed and destroyed by Your Holy Fire, that the worship be cancelled. We also ask that demonic prophetic words that acted as seeds, they  have a crop failure and that they be stopped from multiplying in any way.
We ask You to close the mouth of every demonic alter speaking out on the earth and in the second heaven, we call forth Your judgement and punishment on these alters, so that the lies and plans of the enemy be stopped in the Name that is above every Name, the name of our Messiah! Father please tear the mantle of every high priest and priestess serving in whatever shape or form at these alters, stripping them of their authority.
Lord will You please release Your angels to remove to the feet of Jesus, every ancestral spirit as well as every other spirit/agent working with Satan.
We ask that every mantle of the spirit of death, destruction, decay and of the bones be torn. We ask that their assignment from the underworld be cancelled, nullified and made of no effect.
Father we petition You that all gateways to the realms of the dead, its kingdom to the underworld be closed and sealed with the Blood of the Lamb, every gatekeeper be arrested, stripped of rank, power and authority, decommissioned of position, its mantles torn and taken to the feet of Jesus! That every demonic portal in the heavens and on earth be sealed with the blood of Jesus and we call the judgement, punishment and annihilation on the power source working against South Africa.
We declare that Yahweh Elohim is the God of South Africa.
Lord protect us against any whiplash, backlash, punishment, tormenting from the side of the enemy.  You will be our shield around us and Your Word that says, -” no weapon formed against  us shall prosper, let it come to pass in any and every circumstance!
Please hoist Your banner of Yahweh Nissi over this nation and country, the banner of  Your Strong Victory and we petition You that every demonic banner be pulled down and burnt by the fire of the Holy Spirit!!
We also declare The Right of the First Claim, over South Africa and that the Mines belong to our God – Yahweh Elohim!! –Lord we declare the rule of the victor!!

Continue to proclaim the blood of protection, the blood of sanctification over your friends, your family and over this nation.
. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails MUCH!!!!!




27 May 2014 DAY 2 –

CALL TO WAR – Joel 2:15

In desperate times where God’s divine intervention is needed, the Prophets called the nation to fast.  This fasting is an act of WAREFARE in the heavenlies.  It is about appropriating what Jesus bought on the cross for this country, a nation of people, that its people can live in the fear of God, in peace and harmony, in prosperity each one being able to provide for his family. Never should one group be allowed to hold its people, the economy and the nation to ransom. This is NOT God’s order!

Today,  begin praying the following:

Psalm 25 –

V. 2 – Let not South Africa and its people be ashamed

Vs. 3 – Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without a JUST CAUSE

Vs. 4 – Show us your ways for South Africa

Vs. 17 – The troubles of South Africa have enraged against us, bring us out of our distress

Vs. 18 – Consider our affliction and forgive us all our sins

Vs. 20 – Keep the Soul of South Africa and deliver us, let us not be ashamed, for we put our trust in you

Vs. 21 – Let integrity and uprightness preserve this great land, for we wait for you.

Vs. 22- Redeem South Africa out of all her troubles, redeem Israel out of her troubles.


Ephesians 6:10-18

Today we as the church will STAND UP and declare to the POWERS of DARKNESS that their time of ruling is over.   We take up our armor in the Spirit Realm and we declare against the principalities & powers the following

The curse on the land is brokenThe blood of Jesus Christ redeems the landThe land belongs to GodRain shall come to the land and its peopleIllegitimate authority is being removedSangoma’s, diviners, witches, wizards, we declare confusion amongst you in the Spirit; we confuse your works,  and SILENCE YOUR VOICES in this LAND!!!We declare your plans and purposes are coming to naughtWe proclaim a MIGHTY VICTORY over this land and claim it back!

Begin to pray in the Spirit and the understanding, pray fervently and with energy, praying in faith, knowing that our God has heard us and

that He has answered us.  James 5:16 ……. The effective fervent prayer of a righteous man avails MUCH!!!!!

Prophecy Fulfilled- Resurging conflict in Nigeria 2010

Original Prophecy 16 April 2010:” I Heard the Lord warn against resurging conflict in Somalia and Nigeria. I felt that there will be a onslought from Muslims against the Somalian Government and villages as well as Christians in Nigeria.

The Nigerian city of Jos will be central in this conflict and the plan of satan is a full scale muslim war against Christians- much intercession is neccasary!


Four-day bloodbath in Nigeria

Nigeria (ODM/MNN) — Boko Haram, the insurgent terrorist group bearing down on Nigeria, has attacked again. This time, officials say, the militant Islamist group hit three villages Wednesday, not far from where they took hundreds of schoolgirl’s hostage.

It’s not even 24 hours after a twin bombing in Jos, which killed 118 Tuesday. On Sunday, a suicide bombing rattled nerves in Sabon Gari, Kano State.

The tactics point to a new terror technique by the insurgent group: the use of random attacks and explosives in a deadly sequence. It means they’re no longer a small insurgency. The United Nations has linked them to another menace.

Jerry Dykstra, a spokesman for Open Doors USA, echoes those concerns. “They’re being empowered by other terrorist groups like al-Qaeda. [sic] It’s disturbing, and we as Christians need to pay attention because [Nigeria is] the most populace Christian country in all of Africa.”

Please continue to pray!



PLEASE PRAY- MASS Action and Strikes

As wee see the current mining strike in South Africa worsening I want ask for more intercession against violence and death. A few months ago the Lord gave this warning:

We need to be vigilant and pray in this hour!

Thank you for praying with us.



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