I heard The Voice of The LORD say,
“Ellen — this is your house!”
May The LORD continually be with you in these very uncertain days!
We are thankful for the loving encouragements we again and again have received from many of you!
We are also so thankful for those among you who steadfast pray for the health condition of Jan Willem. We daily request one healing touch of The LORD Himself, but we are also grateful that on July 12th the hospital offers the possibility of another operation with good prospects.
So whatever way our heavenly Father wants to take it, it will be good, as long as He will grant us to be in His perfect will.
It is always so wonderful when we experience the guidance and clear direction of the Holy Spirit in our lives. However, in my personal life, the times have been seldom that I truly had the privilege to audibly hear the ‘Voice of The LORD’.
I grew up speaking Dutch, Danish and Norwegian as a child, but whenever I have heard THE VOICE OF GOD aloud, it was always in English.
The first time I heard His audible voice, I was walking down a very high staircase in Jerusalem, when I made a wrong move and began falling face down from the very top of the stairs.
Suddenly, mid-fall, I heard the Voice cry out: “ROLL, Roll, Roll!”
The beauty of this story is that mid-fall, I managed to do what the Voice instructed. I turned myself horizontally in the air, while falling, and by the time I landed on the ground, my body was rolling over the stones before reaching a hedge.
When I got up, I was miraculously unharmed, with no scars, no bruises and not one broken rib!
The Voice of The LORD had come to my aid and told me exactly what to do! And my habit of trying to listen to The Spirit was rewarded at a moment of crisis when there was no time to think.
Praise The LORD for His goodness that in that split second, I could immediately follow His command and in so doing, my life was saved.
On another occasion, I was sitting in the garden of the house, in which we currently live and work for the ICZC Ministry.
In those days, we had just been informed that a large inheritance, which had been so graciously promised to us, was stolen by way of malice and manipulation.
Our dream of possibly one day owning this home was crushed. In that state of grief I found myself crying out to The LORD in our garden.
I lifted this injustice to The LORD and waited on Him in silence. I then heard the audible Voice say aloud: “Ellen — this is your house!”
I have clung to this promise from The LORD ever since that day in the garden — and taken care of the property as though it was our own house already.
Several years have since gone by, and we are still living in this rented place in the land of Benjamin — which in The Bible is called Anatoth at the Brook Krit — the very place where the prophet Jeremiah lived, and Elijah was fed by the ravens, and Jesus very likely would have walked alongside the brook to go to Galilee.
It is such a wonderful place and so fitting for the prophetic ministry that Jan Willem is called to.
Recently, our landlord has phoned several times sharing that he is under financial pressure and wishes to sell the house.
Of course, he is giving us priority to purchase the property. However, unless The LORD miraculously provides, we cannot buy it at the moment.
Over the years we have invested all we had into the ICZC ministry and the work of The LORD in Israel. Therefore, we have no remaining savings to purchase this house.
I feel the time has come to share this matter with you and ask you to pray with us for the will of our Heavenly Father to prevail in this situation.
It would be such a pity if we would have to leave this place! We are using this house so intensely for The LORD’s glory. We do far more than simply live here.
It has become the base for our ministry, we are regularly housing volunteers, hosting prayer meetings, worship meetings, as well as hosting pilgrims, VIP’s, Israeli friends, and believers from all over the world.
This house has truly been a blessing for The Kingdom!
If you wish to contribute to this work unto The LORD, please consider offering a loan for a down-payment or consider purchasing this home and renting the home to our ministry for continued use. However,
The LORD prompts you to act, we are forever grateful to your faithfulness.
We ask you to please prayerfully consider how you could support this cause, whether through prayer or financial help.
Please also keep Jan Willem in your thoughts and requests to The LORD. He is longing to go full-time back to work and ministry and ready to share all the new amazing revelations The LORD has given him during this time of weakness.
Thank you so much for your love, support and prayers for us!
We are deeply trusting The LORD for His healing and provision.
~ Ellen Margrete van der Hoeven
International Christian Zionist Center
Newsletter of June 12, 2021.
Republished with the kind permission of Author Jan Willem van der Hoeven, Director of International Christian Zionist Center.
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I thank everyone of you who by his prayers and support is helping us to continue to be a voice for lonely Israel. Jan Willem van der Hoeven.