Who are Yeshua Followers?
My name is Marikha Blom. When I was 23 years of age (2007), the Lord saved me. I was on a kitchen floor, with no hope. Since that day I first heard Holy Spirit’s voice so clear like never before, I have been searching for the Fathers heart. About 4 and a half years ago (2010) I was sitting on my bed, reading a book by Marilyn Hickey, “Names of God”.
I got to the chapter Adonai which means “Lord and Master”, I felt my spirit move. Abraham did not hear GOD’s voice for 10 years because he disobeyed the Lord, when he took his nephew Lot with him and did not go alone to the land which God will show him. Because of the wrong decision Abraham made, God could not lead him into his destiny and had to wait 10 years before doing so.
That is when Holy Spirit spoke to me, asking me “What am I going to choose, which heart desire must He fulfill? In both I will be blessed, but I can only choose one.” It was my heart desire to have a big family. I only had 1 child, a son, he was 6 years at the time, and I could not get pregnant again. My other heart desire from childhood was to serve the Lord. Holy Spirit said that if I choose a family He will bless me in abundance, but I could not stand in a ministry and raise a family as it takes up a lot of time. For the next 10 years my priorities will be with my children. Holy Spirit said to me that if I choose a family, there would not be enough time to learn from Him. For the Lord cannot wait another 10 years before He starts to teach me, as time is running out. But if I choose a family, He would still walk with me and guide me, for He loves me, and will never leave or forsake me.
Without a second thought, I started to cry and answered Holy Spirit, “I choose YOU”. Holy Spirit said, “You’re not only making this decision for yourself but also for your son Michael, your husband Jaco and your Mom and Dad”. Without hesitation I said, “I choose YOU”. Holy Spirit said, “This road will not be easy, you will be tested and tried, you will go through difficulties and constantly be purified by My Fire” . With weeping eyes and total understanding of what Holy Spirit meant, I said “I choose YOU”. Holy Spirit then said, “I AM calling you and your family to ministry. I AM calling you to reveal the Fathers Heart, to walk in the Light and speak as I lead you in Truth. You will go into a period that I will teach you before I will send you out to nations. The Spirit of Wisdom and Truth, Prophecy, Knowledge and the Spirit of discernment will be upon you. You will wear the fragrance of Christ. Do not fear, for I will always be with you."
Later that year the Lord sent me and my mom for the first time to a Retah McPherson’s ladies camp. Mervis van der Merwe was doing the worship, Retah and Vera Harrison was teaching us about our time line and DNA. Saturday night while we were worshiping, I entered into the Lord’s Throne Room. I ask the Lord, “Where do I fit in? I don’t fit in anywhere, not even in a church”. Abba spoke to me and said: “I didn’t make you to fit in, I made you to be a Jesus Follower”. This is when the Lord showed me the vision of the ministry of Jesus Followers. In faith I took up the name and renamed our Bible study group that I led as “Jesus Followers”. For the next four years the Lord took me on a path of teaching His ways and how to walk in the Light, to fight in the spirit and how to live inside the Fathers Heart. In this time the verse, “Be still and know that I AM God”(Psalm 46:10) became a reality in my life, for I had too trust in the Lord as in “Psalm 37:3-8. 3 Trust [rely on and have confidence] in the Lord and do good; Dwell in the land and feed [securely] on His faithfulness.4 Delight yourself in the Lord, And He will give you the desires and petitions of your heart. 5 Commit your way to the Lord; Trust in Him also and He will do it. 6 He will make your righteousness [your pursuit of right standing with God] like the light, And your judgment like [the shining of] the noonday [sun]. 7 Be still before the Lord; wait patiently for Him and entrust yourself to Him; Do not fret (whine, agonize) because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who carries out wicked schemes. 8 Cease from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret; it leads only to evil.”
On this journey the Lord took me back to His Hebrew Names, where I met my loving Bridegroom and King Yeshua (Jesus). And as I followed my beloved Yeshua, He took me straight into the heart of my Father “Deuteronomy 4:29 But from there you will seek the LORD your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.”
I got saved in the Name of Jesus, and I believe that this Name holds much power. But on this journey, the Lord started to show me that there is a difference between those living in the spirit, and those talking about living in the spirit. Many are called, but few are chosen (Matthew 22:14) for this road is a narrow and hard road (Matthew 7:13-14). There are many sons, but few will be the bride. There is a thin line between this world and the Kingdom. But YHVH (Father, Son and Holy Spirit in one) wants us to go back to the highway of holiness (Isaiah 35:8), for He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). This is why I started to use the Hebrew Names of God. For the Old and New Testament is so alive! That is why it is called the Living Word. For I am Blood bought and Holy Spirit thought.
Abba Father spoke to me about changing the name from Jesus Followers to Yeshua Followers. The reason to change the name is that Abba Father said that there are many Jesus Followers (those who say one thing, but do another, many taking up the name of “Jesus” in vain, living according to the Baal system – living for “Jesus” in this world but serving other gods), but not many Yeshua Followers, because this is a hard and difficult road. YHVH asked me to come back to His roots, His way and His will, so that I can live a life of right standing with Him.
As the Lord started to release me, to do His work, to walk in my destiny, as a bride to Yeshua, a daughter of the King and a friend of the Living Spirit. I can now say that I am a Yeshua Follower…following Him into the heart of the Father.
My heart is to reveal the love of the Father, who He is and how Abba work, to help see the difference between the bride of Yeshua and the bride of this world. To release the order of I AM into people’s lives and to teach how the spiritual world works.
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