Lynette Hees Testimony.

 

 

THIS TESTIMONY IS DOCUMENTED AND SHARED IN ORDER TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TOWARDS YHVH, OUR GREAT CREATOR AND TO GIVE HIM ALL THE GLORY DUE TO HIM.

ALSO, I PRAY THAT EVERYONE I SHARE THIS WITH MAY BE ENCOURAGED IN THEIR RELATIONSHIP WITH OUR CREATOR THROUGH HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON, Y’SHUA, THE MESSIAH AND WILL PLEASED TO REMINDED OF  A SIMILAR EXPERIENCE OF HOW YHVH CONFIRMED HIS VISION TO THEM AND THAT EVERYONE OF US CAN CONTINUE TO HOPE FOR MORE SUCH EXPERIENCES, WILLING TO BE AVAILABLE HOWEVER HE LEADS, SO HE CAN ACT ON OUR BEHALF FOR HIS NAME’S SAKE.

I HAVE BECOME THE THANKFUL  OWNER OF A 10 STRINGED HARP DURING MY LAST TRIP TO ISRAEL.

IN MY UNDERSTANDING, WHILST RECOGNISING HOW IT ALL CAME  ABOUT, THIS IS AN ADDITIONAL ASSIGNMENT FROM YHVH AND HE , I BELIEVE,  EXPECTS ME TO BE ACCOUNTABLE TO HIM, TO RECOGNISE THE RESPONSIBILITY ENTRUSTED TO ME SINCE HE WILL HAVE TO HELP ME TO LEARN TO PLAY THIS BEAUTIFUL INSTRUMENT SO HE CAN USE IT FOR HIS PURPOSES.

IT ALL BEGAN DURING MY FIRST VISIT TO JERUSALEM IN SEPTEMBER/DECEMBER 2015.

SOMEONE MENTIONED THAT THERE IS A MAN WHO MAKES HARPS IN THE CITY OF DAVID NEAR ONE OF THE PRAYER HOUSES SHE VISITS REGULARLY.

THIS, SOMEHOW, FORMED PART OF THE CONVERSATION, WITHOUT ME EVER THINKING ABOUT MEETING A HARP MAKER, LET ALONE, OWNING AND PLAYING ONE.

KNOWING ABOUT THE HARPMAKER SEEMED TO TRIGGER A CURIOSITY IN ME TO FIND OUT WHETHER HE ALSO PLAYS THE INSTRUMENT.

A FEW DAYS BEFORE MY RETURN TO SOUTH AFRICA, I WENT SEARCHING , HOPING TO PERSONALLY MEET THE HARP MAKER, PERHAPS WATCH HIM WORK ON AN UNFINISHED INSTRUMENT BUT HE  NO LONGER WORKED FROM THAT PARTICULAR SHOP  IN THE CITY OF DAVID.

ON THE FLIGHT BACK TO SOUTH AFRICA, I THOUGHT THAT MEETING THE HARPMAKE WOULD HAVE BEEN ONE THING I WOULD HAVE LIKED TO ADD TO ALL THE OTHER GOOD EXPERIENCES DURING MY TRIP.

VERY SOON, I FORGOT ABOUT HARPMAKER ALTOGETHER.

THEN, DURING MY SECOND VISIT TO JERUSALEM MARCH/JUNE 2016, SOME PERSON RANDOMELY MENTIONED THAT THOSE WHO ARE INTERESTED TO LEARN TO PLAY THE HARP, CAN JOIN A FEW OTHERS FOR WEEKLY LESSONS.

THE LESSONS WERE FREE OF CHARGE AND THAT WAS A SURPRISE OF COURSE.

THE ONLY REQUIREMENT WAS THAT THOSE INTERESTED WOULD HAVE TO JOIN THE CLASS WITH THEIR VERY OWN HARPS.

THIS THOUGHT TRIGGERED THE CURIOSITY IN ME ONCE AGAIN.

WITHOUT HAVING AN APPOINTMENT, I WENT BY FAITH TO ENQUIRE, THEN MET “K”

MEETING “K”, A JEWISH FELLOW-DISCIPLE, I CONSIDER DIVINE CONNECTION BY DIVINE APPOINTMENT.

AS WE TALKED, I LEARNED THAT THE LESSONS WERE NO LONGER CONTINUING.

“K” THEN SUGGESTED I SPEND TIME TO FAMILIARISE MYSELF WITH HER BEAUTIFUL HARP AND KINDLY GAVE ME ACCESS TO THE PRAYER ROOMS WHERE HER HARP IS KEPT.

AFTER GETTING ACQUAINTED WITH HER HARP DURING MY VISIT IN ISRAEL, I STILL NEVER THOUGHT I’D EVER OWN A HARP AND ONCE AGAIN I WAS CONTENT, NO LONGER THINKING ABOUT HARPS AND RETURNED TO SOUTH AFRICA FILLED WITH GRATITUDE AFTER TIME SPENT IN JERUSALEM.

THEN, DURING MY THIRD VISIT TO JERUSALEM, OCTOBER 2016/JANUARY 2017, THE PIECES OF THIS ‘PUZZLE’ BEGAN TO BE NOTICEABLE AND FIT TOGETHER.

WHILST ENJOYING THE COMPANY OF OTHERS WHO ATTENDED A GATHERING DURING SUKKOT (THE FEAST OF TABERNACLES), SHARING HOW I AM INSPIRED TO COMPOSE MUSIC TO THE SCRIPTURES USING MY GUITAR, “M”, A JEWISH FELLOW-DISCIPLE VISITING FROM THE USA, SUDDENLY TOLD ME TO SEARCH STEVE REES, THE HARPIST ON GOOGLE TO SEE THE SIGNIFICANCE IN THE 22 STRINGED HARP IN RELATION TO THE LETTERS IN THE HEBREW ALPHABET AND THE FREQUENCY 528 THAT IS KNOWN TO BE USED WHEN PEOPLE ARE BEING HEALED.

SHE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT MY EXPERIENCES WITH HARPS BEFORE.

I WATCHED THE CLIP ON YOUTUBE, IT WAS SIGNIFICANT TO SAY THE LEAST.

EARLY HOURS ONE MORNING, I AWOKE AND DID NOT GET UP UNTIL I TRIED TO REMEMBER THE DETAILS OF A DREAM.

I WAS IN SOME SORT OF HALL WITH OTHER PEOPLE WHO APPRECIATED THE ART OF MUSIC...SOME WERE SITTING ON CHAIRS WHILST OTHERS WERE STANDING AND A FEW PEOPLE WERE DANCING.

THERE WAS NOTHING IN PARTICULAR GOING ON AND I DO NOT REMEMBER HEARING MUSIC AT THE TIME.

I, TOO WAS SITTING DOWN AND SUDDENLY IT FELT LIKE SOMEONE HAD PLACED BOTH THEIR HANDS EVER SO GENTLY UPON MY SHOULDER BLADES (IT WAS HARDLY NOTICEABLE).

I THOUGHT IT WAS MY IMAGINATION AND DID NOT TURN AROUND TO SEE IF IT REALLY HAPPENED.

THEN IT HAPPENED A SECOND TIME AND I SAW THE PERSON WHO LAID HIS HANDS UPON MY SHOULDER BLADES.

HE HAD ALREADY STEPPED BACK AND LEANING AGAINST THE WALL, HE SAID...

‘GIVE ME....... (I DO NOT REMEMBER THE FIGURE) YEARS OF YOUR LIFE...

BEFORE HE FINISHED HIS SENTENCE, I TOLD HIM THAT I AM NOT INTERESTED.

HE IGNORED MY RESPONSE AND CONTINUED TO SPEAK, SAYING ‘SO THAT I CAN TEACH YOU TO PLAY THE HARP.’

I KNEW THAT THIS WAS SIGNIFICANT AND BELIEVE IT WAS A MESSAGE FROM YHVH.

THAT SAME MORNING, “A”, ANOTHER FELLOW-DISCIPLE AND I PREPARE TO WELCOME THE SHABBAT AND COMPLETE OUR ERRANDS FOR SHABBAT DINNER, I HOPED TO SHARE THIS DREAM WITH HER.

THE BUZINESS OF THE DAY PREVENTED ME FROM SHARING AND I DECIDED TO LEAVE IT FOR ANOTHER TIME.

KEEPING THE DREAM TO MYSELF STILL, THE NEXT MORNING, ON SHABBAT, “A” SHARED HOW YHVH, SHE BELIEVES, INSPIRED HER TO BE A SPONSOR FOR THE HARP  I WAS TO OWN.

SHE ONLY KNEW ABOUT THE TIME I GOT ACQUAINTED WITH K’S HARP AND SHE WATCHED THE STEVE REES CLIP WITH ME.

STILL, I HAD NOT YET THOUGHT I’D OWN A HARP BEFORE SHE SHARED THAT SHE WANTS TO BE A SPONSOR.

I COULD NOT HOLD BACK THE TEARS...

I REALISED THEN THAT SHARING THE DREAM EARLIER WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN AS SIGNIFICANT AS SHARING IT AFTER SHE SHARED HOW SHE WAS INSPIRED TO BE PART OF IT.

I THEN SHARED THE DREAM AND THIS IS WHEN WE PRAYED AND SEARCH TO FIND THE SUITABLE HARP BEGAN.

JUST A FEW DAYS LATER ON, “A” SPENT TIME IN THE SCRIPTURES AND WHAT SEEMED TO BE  A RANDOM READ IN THE BOOK OF KINGS AT FIRST, BECOMES SO RELEVANT WHEN SHE READS 2 KINGS 3  AND VERSE 15 STOOD  OUT TO HER.

SHE SHARED IT WITH ME AND WE CHOSE TO ACCEPT IT AS FURTHER CONFIRMATION TO CONTINUE THE SEARCH FOR MY NEW INSTRUMENT.

ANOTHER FEW DAYS PASS BY AND ON SHABBAT, EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON, “A” CHOOSES TO ACCOMPANY HER ELDERLY NEIGHBOUR TO THE HA KOTEL (WESTERN WALL) SITUATED IN THE OLD CITY ON MOUNT TZION.

THE TAXI DRIVERS USUALLY TAKE THE SAME ROUTE, A SHORT AND COMON WAY TO GET TO THE WALL.

THIS PARTICULAR AFTERNOON, THE TAXI DRIVER DECIDES TO TAKE A LONGER AND MORE SCENIC ROUTE DRIVING THROUGH THE CITY OF DAVID TO GET TO THE DESIRED DESTINATION.

AS “A” AND HER NEIGHBOUR CHAT AWAY, “A” NOTICES A FEATURE OF A LARGE HARP AT THE ENTRANCE OF A CENTRE WHERE TOURISTS OFTEN VISIT.

SHE COULD SO EASILY HAVE MISSED SEEING IT AND COULD NOT WAIT TO SHARE THIS WITH ME ON THEIR RETURN. WE WERE KEEN TO VISIT THE PLACE AS SOON AS WE COULD TO SEE WHERE IT WOULD LEAD US TO.

(UNBEKNOWN TO ME, THIS WAS THE EXACT PLACE I FIRST VISITED TO FIND THE HARP MAKER). (I HAD NEVER NOTICED THE FEATURE.)

ONE OF THE SHABBAT DINNERS NOT TOO LONG AFTER THE PREVIOUS INCIDENT, A FEW OF US WERE JOYFULLY CHATTING AWAY AND AS I RESPONDED TO A STATEMENT, I RAISED MY ARMS EXPRESSING THANKS TO OUR AMAZING CREATOR.

FOR THE FIRST TIME, EVER, I RECOGNISED THE SHAPE MY SLIGHTLY BENT ARMS RAISED ABOVE MY HEAD, HANDS TURNED OUTWARD. THE SHAPE I SAW WAS THAT OF A 10 STRINGED HARP.

AFTER “A” AND I WERE TRUSTING YHVH FOR CONFIRMATION WHETHER WE OUGHT TO BE SEARCHING FOR A 10 STRINGED HARP  OR FOR ONE WITH MORE STRINGS , IT BECOME CLEAR TO US WHICH ONE TO LOOK FOR.

“A” HAS OWNED HER DININGROOM TABLE FOR ABOUT 5 YEARS AND TRULY NEVER NOTICED THE SHAPE OF THE UPPER PART UNDERNEATH THE TABLE WHEN LOOKING AT IT FROM THE SIDE.

ONE DAY, HER ATTENTION WAS DRAWN TO THIS SHAPE AND LOW AND BEHOLD.....IT IS IN THE SHAPE OF THAT OF A 10 STRINGED HARP.

QUITE SOME TIME HAD PASSED BY BEFORE WE EVENTUALLY MAKE OUR WAY TO THE CITY OF DAVID TO ENQUIRE ABOUT THE PLACE “A” HAD SEEN ON THE WAY TO THE WESTERN WALL ...

ANOTHER HARP MAKER UP NORTH IN ISRAEL REFERRED US TO A SHOP IN THE CITY OF DAVID AND UNBEKNOWN TO US, IT WAS SITUATED AT THE VERY PLACE “A” HAD PASSED BY IN THE CITY OF DAVID.

WE FIND THE SHOP AND ADMIRE THE FEW HARPS ON DISPLAY BUT DID NOT SEE A 10 STRINGED HARP.

ON OUR WAY TO THE SHOP I CALLED IN AT A BOOKSHOP IN THE OLD CITY JUST TO GREET ANOTHER FELLOW-DISCIPLE, “M” WHO WAS ON DUTY AT THE TIME AND SHARED IN EXCITEMENT HOW I WAS SHOPPING FOR A HARP.

SHE OPENED A DESK DRAWER, HANDED A BUSINESS CARD TO ME AND SUGGESTED I CALL THIS PERSON.

I PUT THE CARD IN MY BAG AND ONLY CALLED “T”, ALSO A FELLOW-DISCIPLE, JUST AFTER WE HAD VISITED THE SHOP IN THE CITY OF DAVID.

HE ONLY SOLD 10 STRINGED HARPS AND IS A MUSICIAN WHO MAKES AND PLAYS HARPS.

“A” , ONE OF THE SPONSORSM “T”, WHO SOLD US THE HARP AND I WERE AMAZED TO SEE HOW THE PIECES OF THE PUZZLE FINALLY  CAME TOGETHER.

AS I SHARE THIS TESTIMONY WITH “S”, THE OTHER SPONSOR AND A GOOD FRIEND AND FELLOW DISCIPLE I BELEIVE SHE TOO, WILL BE IN AWE OF YHVH’S HAND IN IT ALL.

TODAH RABAH, THANK YOU SO MUCH YHVH, MY HEAVENLY FATHER FOR EACH PERSON YOU WORKED THROUGH AND IN PARTICULAR “A” AND “S” WHO SOWED WILLINGLY OUT OF OBEDIENCE TO YOU SO THAT I CAN LET HIM PREPARE ME FOR THE ADDITIONAL ASSIGNEMENT IN THE MUSIC MINISTRY I BELIEVE HE HAS ENTRUSTED TO ME.

I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO PLAY MY NEW INSTRUMENT AND LOOK TO MY HEAVENLY FATHER TO TEACH ME.

BEING BACK IN TO SOUTH AFRICA, I REMEMBERED WHAT TWO FELLOW DISCIPLES HAD SHARED BEFORE MY LAST TRIP TO ISRAEL. (NEITHER OF THEM WERE AWARE OF WHAT THE OTHER HAD SAID WHICH ENDED UP BEING A SIMILAR MESSAGE)

‘I FEEL SOMETHING SPECIAL/EXTRAORDINARY IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOU THIS TIME YOU ARE IN ISRAEL’ IS MORE OR LESS HOW THE MESSAGE CAME ACROSS TO ME.

THANKS TO YHVH FOR USING “M” AND “D” TO PREPARE ME, THROUGH THEM FOR WHAT WAS TO COME.

BACK IN JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA AND AS ALWAYS, THE FIRST THING I MISS IS BEING WITH OTHERS WHO WELCOME THE SHABBAT.

AFTER PRAYER AND DOING MY PART, MAKING CALLS AND SENDING MESSAGES, I AM BLESSED TO HAVE BEEN CONNECTED TO ““M WHO GLADLY WELCOMED ME TO BE PART OF HER FRIENDS AND AS WE SHARED AND GOT ACQUAINTED AROUND THE BEAUTIFULLY DECORATED SHABBAT TABLE, I LEARN THAT “M” ALSO OWNS A 10 STRINGED HARP AND NOT JUST ONE BOUGHT FROM SOME MUSIC STORE BUT ONE PERSONALLY MADE BY THE MAN SITTING OPPOSITE US!

“S”, HAS BEEN CALLED BY YHVH TO MAKE HARPS, WHAT AN AMAZING GIFT/TALENT HE HAS BEEN GIVEN AND HE HAS BEEN INSPIRED TO NOT ONLY MAKE HARPS BUT TO ALSO PLAY THEM AND TO SING THE SCRIPTURES.

WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT HAD BEEN TO SEE THESE WORKS OF ART WHEN I HAD BEEN TO “S” AND HIS WIFE’S HOME.

 THEN, KINDLY ANOTHER UNSELFISH FELLOW-DISCIPLE “P” SHARES HER APPOINTED TIME WITH “S”.  AS WE VISIT TOGETHER AND “S” SHARES MORE WITH ME ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN ETHIOPIA, WE END UP BY TALKING ABOUT THE COMMONLY USED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT THAT DOES NOT LEAVE THE PLACE OF WORSHIP... THE 10 STRINGED HARP THAT HAS FORMED PART OF THE WAY ETHIOPIANS HAVE MADE MUSIC UNTO YHVH OVER MANY YEARS.

I UNDERSTOOD THIS AS PART AND PARCEL OF  CONFIRMATION  OF BEING IN MY HEAVENLY FATHER’S WILL.

‘THANK YOU YHVH,                  FATHER, MY FATHER EVERLASTING...                     AMEN AND AMEN.’