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we prefer to use the actual Name of our loving Heavenly Father as it was
written in the Word, and thus you will note that we will use the Four Letter
“Memorial Name” of - YHVH,
which is pronounced as YaHVaH or YaHWaH. In addition we will also
use our Heavenly Father’s attribute/title, which is Elohim rather
than “God,” which sadly is the name of a pagan god. In addition we
also love to use the actual and real Name of our beloved Messiah which
is - Yahushua or Yahshua in short, for
this is our Saviours original Hebrew Name as given to Him at birth in
“Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honour one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervour, serving the Master (Yahushua). Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. Share with Elohim’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” Romans 12:9-13.
Introduction & Tante Riek –
“The Lady and the Deer.”
“Yet for all that, when they are in the
land of their enemies, I will not cast them away, nor shall I abhor them, to
utterly destroy them and break My covenant with them; for I am YHVH their
Elohim. But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors,
whom I brought out of the
But we should also remember that Elohim will
remember everyone and every nation that has done evil unto
“YHVH's vengeance will soon fall upon
all Gentile nations. For as you have done unto
According to the Word of Elohim, all who
In Part Two of my book “Dutch
Tzedakah” I cover extensive details of many blessed believing individuals
who rescued and saved Hebrews (Jews) from the Holocaust, as well as American
and British airman, soldiers and others, including Dutch resistance fighters
from the Nazis. One of these faithful
ones was a wonderful faithful lady who became known as “The Lady and the Deer
But sadly, she together with her husband were
betrayed by a Dutch traitor. She was transported in a cattle train to
Ravensbrück death camp. In this a horror concentration camp for women Tante
Riek was tied to a cold bare concrete wall and she hung naked all the time
while soldiers were standing around, whilst she was being tortured beyond
belief and to the point of death. Although, a doctor would keep her alive for
the next day of questioning. This evil was long and slow process taking many
weeks! But, I will not describe the details here for it is much too painful,
however some of it is available in my book that you can read for free online.
At first I did not include the details in the first printing and those that
followed, but it is now out of print, but it is in the online version, for the
details were not available, only the very basics, for the Germans never
released what happened. However in the early 1990s I discovered the truth
(details below). The reason why I added the description of the horrors that
occurred was to prove the mighty strength of faith in her Saviour and the point
is - would your faith be that strong in such a situation? Will you stand up for
Yahushua, or betray the Saviour? Blessed be the Name of Yahushua, all the time
during the evil that was happening Tante Riek sang songs of praise and
constantly asked Him to forgive her tormentors and she did so right to the very
end December 27, 1944 when she finally died, being 11-days after Betsie ten
Boom died, who told everyone in the camp that there is … “No pit is
so deep that God is not deeper still.”
In the horrid torture story above I mentioned
that there were certain “soldiers standing around,” and the reader
may have wondered how I came to know what
In the early 1990s I was sharing a series of
studies at “Celebration Shalom” together with several other
international teachers from around the Word, in different conference rooms at
the Gold Coast (Surfers Paradise),
We had a discussion and he told me that he had “come to faith a long time ago,” remembering the “great faith of a certain lady in Ravensbrück who was murdered” her name was “Helena Theodora Kuipers-Rietberg,” being her actual name and not her code name, and that he had “wept and repented before the Lord” and that he had been “washed clean by the blood of the Lamb of Elohim.” Upon hearing that, I simply stood up and hugged him and said; “Dear brother I have nothing to forgive you, for YaHVaH our Elohim has already forgiven you for your sins, and He has told us in His Word that He remembers them no more. Thus, in Yahushua you are, and will always be my beloved brother!” We had a long hug and after prayer time, he departed a new man. It was certainly something that greatly touched me and it was an unexpected closure to this heroic story of “The Lady and the Deer.” The Jewish people are likened as the deer, for they knew they could trust her and thus they would look up to her, for this gentle deer would fully be trusting of her. See her image and the remarkable story online at www.dutchtzedakah.com and read chapter 11.
Therefore, in what we have read above we
should be aware that this is obviously a great story of
It had been this German SS Officer who was present at a most horrific scene, but whilst there he heard a voice full of love and sharing the Word of Elohim and about His Messiah Yahushua, and all that through a dear lady who was being tortured by German officers, yet she was a shining light and he was greatly touched. As we have learned, this man was changed by this event and more so he was saved by the shed blood of the Lamb without spot and blemish! I believe that this story is the ultimate when it comes to the meaning of Glimpses of Hope!
Two Heroic Jewish / Hebrew Tales!
As we have already learned, even during times
of great evil, we can find “Glimpses of Hope.” In the next two
sections there are two such glimpses, two powerful stories of faith. Both
I pray, as we see the kind of faith displayed in these events that it will challenge us to enter into a deeper walk of faith with Messiah Yahushua.
One of the first things the Germans did as they entered Hebrew communities during World War II was to set fire to all the Synagogues. The purpose of this act was to terrorise and demoralise the Children of Israel. It was done without shame and openly in broad daylight. Often a German army band would strike up in a triumphant march as the fires burned. For the occasion, Nazis would gather local Hebrews (Jews) and force them to watch the destruction. The Nazis feeling all-powerful, with the help of sympathetic locals, would assail the Synagogue, which is the bastion of Hebrew strength. More than once, faithful but oppressed, and persecuted Hebrews would defy death and rush forth in Sanctified fervour to rescue their Torah scrolls (containing the Five Books of Moses) out of the burning Synagogue.
Well remembered is the community of Pshevrosk
“Juden impudence!” the German commander in chief screeched. They pointed their guns at the burning Synagogue and started to fire, making sure the other two men would not be able to come out. Both men were burned to death holding a Torah scroll each in their arms. The Rabbi was severely beaten with the butts of their rifles, but he held onto the Torah as if he and the Torah scroll were one and inseparable, as, in fact they were!
An eternal covenant exists between
Many have tried to destroy the Hebrew people
by destroying their Torah scrolls, their Synagogues, even both
The fact is friends, the adversary (HaSatan)
has done all he can to destroy the Jewish people and even used “so-called
christians” including Popes, Kings, Queens and evil warlords like Luther
and his follower Hitler. The adversary knows, only when faithful
The priests at the
In conclusion, let me relate some of the
dramatic events that took place when the
“The bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed” Shemos - Exodus 3: 2.
This verse contains a picture of
However, beloved in Messiah Yahushua the
meaning of this same verse can also apply to all that are saved by the shed
Blood of the Lamb of Elohim. We must always stand strong in Messiah Yahushua,
even in the face of adversity. Many believers (the “protesters”
& those who stood by the TRUTH of Elohim’s Word) have done so over
the past two thousand years. Just like the story above, “The Lady with
the Deer” that can be found in the author’s book “Dutch
Tzedakah.” This book, by this author, contains the following. Part One,
the fascinating history of Hebrews from the Promised land to Egypt, back to the
Land of milk and honey, Messiah’s time and Israel rejection of Him as a
nation, but not by the faithful individuals who knew and believed in Him. Then
Having read this chapter, one might ask; “Is my faith and commitment in Messiah Yahushua strong enough?” I pray beloved that it is. Allow our Heavenly Father to have control of your life, for nothing is impossible for the faithful. It is my hearts prayer and desire that you have been challenged to become more involved in His work.
“And He (Messiah Yahushua) said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the Good News to every creature. He who believes and is immersed (baptised) will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe. In My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues, they will take up serpents, and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them, they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover’” Markus - Mark 16:15-18.
If those in Yahushua are as strong, as
As you go and share the love, mercy, and
forgiveness that our beloved Messiah offers, may the Spirit of YaHVaH Elohim
touch and change them, that they may also receive the REWARD … FOR
UNITE MY HEART TO FEAR YOUR NAME!”
May YHVH Elohim bless and keep you in the palm of
His hand always, in Messiah Yahushua’s loving Name!
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