A School Of Salmon


In a vision which came back more than once, I saw a school of salmon swimming upstream.  They had swimming waters filled with sweet water and salt water.

The LORD started my time of cleansing and purifying back in 2005.  My ministry was blooming and everything was perfect, but one evening the LORD said:  “What I AM about to do, you will perhaps not understand it, but trust Me, it is for the best.”

Within a blink of an eye, people started to leave me.  I received false accusations and it was a complete turnaround from where I had been.

Very soon however, I understood what the LORD was doing.  As Joseph, I was thrown into the P.I.T.  (Prophet or People in training)!

I have been through deep cleansing harsh times, loneliness and a lot of sitting at HIS feet with my face against the wall, so to speak.

Years later in 2014 He spoke again and gave me an example about pruning trees to get more fruit.  And He said, “I AM going to teach you the joy of pruning.”

I had to lay down my ministry, removing all videos and audio TV and Radio program.  I had to leave the internet and received a sabbatical from the LORD while He pruned everything that could be pruned!

Then He gave me a revelation about Isaiah 28,

“Listen and hear my voice; pay attention, and hear what I say:
Does a farmer sowing keep plowing forever?  Does he never stop breaking up and harrowing his land?
No – when he finishes leveling it, he scatters his dill-seed, sows his cumin, puts wheat in rows, barley where it belongs, and plants buckwheat around the edges;  because his God has taught him this, has given him instruction.
Dill must not be threshed with a sledge or cartwheels driven over cumin; rather, dill one beats with a stick and cumin with a flail.   When crushing grain for bread, one doesn’t thresh it forever; one drives the horse and cart wheels over it but doesn’t crush it to powder.
This too comes from ADONAI-Tzva’ot – his counsel is wonderful, his wisdom great,”
   Isaiah 28:23-29.

The LORD explained that we are a bread that He is baking!

His children moving in unity as Yeshua is the bread of Life so we as His children will give the people the milk and water and wine and myrrh honey and bread and the meat out of His word.

But because you cannot bake a bread when the grain is crushed to powder, it is also the same for us, that He will not continue to cleanse and purify and prune us in such way that we cannot stand on our two feet!

I began this Word with the vision that I saw several times of a school of salmon swimming upstream!

Those salmon represent us!  Those who have been through deep pruning purification and cleansing, are ready to swim upstream!

So much pollution is in His Church, His Bride to be!  But those little salmon who have been sitting at His feet, who lost everything except their faith in Him are ready to share a message which will not tickle ears!  Neither the flesh!

But they have been swimming in sweet and salt water; meaning good times and hard times; but the salt is upon them!

Anointing comes when flesh is removed crushed, as an olive is crushed so oil can come; so anointing comes through this deep crushing period!

Gethsemane is the Hebrew word for: crushing olives!

Yeshua went to Gethsemane Himself.  And His faithful ones walked in His footsteps.

If you are still in troubled water, I advise you to stop fighting and just surrender all!  He will finish what He began!

He who promised is faithful!

Do not give up now!  Abba ( Father is with you).  Soon you will find yourself in a school of salmon, who lay their eggs in FRESH water!

Father will refresh you with His living water and unexpectedly you will receive His NEW WINE!

Anointing comes through the years.  As long as we are not that bride without blemish, spot or wrinkle, the LORD will use His five-fold ministry to equip the others, so little lambs can grow up and in HIS perfect time, will be send out also!

One last word.  UNITY is important as Yeshua`s prayer teaches us!

Through our unity with the LORD – and by dying to self and walking in the Spirit our unity as brothers and sisters – which is only possible IN and THROUGH the Holy Spirit – people will recognize WHO HE is who send Yeshua.

And if we are walking and staying in HIM, we not only bear fruit, but the LORD can also bless us in such way that nations will respect HIM! ( Fear HIM)

May this Word bless you encourage you and may you soon be part of the salmon school, swimming upstream to be used in HIS capable hands, to cleanse the Bride to be and equip the little lambs and catch more fish (new souls).

Unity in the Body
“And it was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to equip the saints for works of ministry, to build up the body of Christ, until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God, as we mature to the full measure of the stature of Christ,”   Ephesian 4:14:13.

Prayer for all Believers
“That all of them may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I am in You. May they also be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.  I have given them the glory You gave Me, so that they may be one as We are one —  I in them and You in Me — that they may be perfectly united, so that the world may know that You sent Me and have loved them just as You have loved Me,”   John 17:21-23.

“The land yields its harvest; God, our God, blesses us.  May God bless us still, so that all the ends of the earth will fear him,”   Psalm 67:6-7.


Blessings and Shalom over you!
~ Mamme Devorah
Called by Yeshua by the will of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
“Adversity is the spark that lights the matches, to glow the fire of self-confidence,”   Catharina Schouten.

Catharina Schouten-MeijerCatharina Schouten–Meijer (Mamme Devorah) is the founder of Dezerto Floro Foundation – Desert Flower. Blossoming despite hardship!  She encourages, inspires, teaches, and is training and equipping people.  She goes wherever the Father is sending her! She is sent in the Biblical way.  In 1995 the Holy Spirit set her apart, for the work to which He has called her.  Pastor Hendrik – Jan van Mourik – Restoration Church – in the Netherlands, sent her in the apostolic and prophetic ministry in 2006.  Rev. Paul van Beek God’s Outreach Ministry Int. sent her in the Deborah call in 2011.  Ministry mandate: Isaiah 45 Deliverance, Rebuilding, Restoration.

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A School Of Salmon — 3 Comments

  1. Thank you Mamme Devorah. I have become so despondent lately, as it feels like God has forgotten about me, and you have now blessed me with these encouraging words to not give up. May God continue to bless you as you bless others, and please pray for me. Thank you Lord.

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