The Introduction

Something is wrong. We often deny it or hide it or pretend that we’re doing just fine, but what about the nagging that comes from within? What about the questions that haunt us day and night? Why does the life God promises us elude us in so many ways? After all, we have all the knowledge about God and His Word we could possibly want. We study, go to church, pray, read countless books and go to conferences, but to what gain?

Yes, we know a lot about formalism, but do we live in freedom? We know a lot about the traditions of men, but do we live by faith? We know a lot about the history of the Bible, but do we overcome our challenges in life? We know many scriptures, but do we really know the Power of God’s Word? We know the Ten Commandments, but do we know who we really are in Christ? Do we, as informed Christians, really have joy, peace, hope and love? And if not, why not?

Can it be that we’ve traded the simplicity of the gospel of Jesus Christ for complex theological discussions or the gathering of mere information? We go through all the Christian motions but do we ever stop to put the whole picture of what we know so well into perspective?

We should stop and think for a while: What was God’s original plan with us? What happened that brought about all this chaos, death and destruction into this world? Why exactly did Jesus have to come, and what are the implications of His death and resurrection? Why is the gospel of Jesus Christ the only truth, the only way, and the only giver of life? Could it possibly have a deeper meaning than merely to be forgiven, living a moral life, or going to heaven?

Yes, there is more. There is a lot more.

About Alet Slabbert

1966 - 2010

After all the voices have had their say, after listening to countless opinions, after searching for truth and hope everywhere, after crawling through fog of countless battlefields of life is real issues and after trying out many superficial solutions to revive a dying heart, I finally found one foundation in Jesus Christ.

In Him Alone I found eternal destiny, true purpose, real freedom, unexplainable peace and joy. For this reason my passion is to point searching hearts to their only Saviour and Redeemer and to get them to know Him intimately.

I want to encourage you to keep heart, to keep faith and to never give up your trust in the living God.

Alet’s Vision

That those who were imprisoned or in captivity, whether physically, emotionally, or spiritually, would be set free by receiving this message.

The author never wanted this book to be a flash in the pan, something that would have a brief impact with no lasting measure.

Her desire was to reach searching hearts with this message. It never mattered to her how many books were going to be sold or distributed. To Alet, the message of hope, and the individual reading the message, were all that mattered.

For the past 12 years, this book was printed and distributed by receiving donations. At no cost, the book was handed out as gifts for people to read, whether it be prisoners, youth at youth camps, etc. It is for this reason that we continue to accept voluntary donations, to enlarge the territory of this message by translating into multiple languages and to have an audio version recorded in the future.

Therefore, through your voluntary donation, your heart of giving is linked to her heart of grace and compassion.

Something To Think About

Remember the prisoners as if chained with them - those who are mistreated - since you yourselves are in the body also. (Heb 13:3 NKJV)

Around you are the wounded bodies of people, crying out for help. As you walk by you see the confusion and despair in their eyes. Blood is gushing from their hearts and they’re fighting just to take the next breath that will somehow keep them alive. It’s almost as if you can touch the darkness that wants to engulf them and drive them off to death. How much longer will they be able to bear this?

For years they’ve been locked up, bound by chains, and deprived from the Source of Life. You see their eyes. Dead. Even though some of them are smiling. What a strange contradiction? They’ve been imprisoned for so long that it became the only life they know. And astonishingly enough, they embraced it.

Suddenly you notice that with every step you take there comes a stirring in your heart, a refusal to accept what you see, a hatred for evil that is causing this. Haven’t you been through this hell before? But Jesus set you free. As He did for all! Can’t they see the doors are open? Haven’t they heard the enemy has been destroyed? Were they not given a voice that will cry out, enough is enough? Enough of this shame, enough of this poverty, enough of these diseases, enough of this oppression, enough of this prison life!

Don’t they realise it’s only the lies of a defeated enemy that still keep them in those prisons?

Why contribute?

Contributions will be utilized towards the vision to translate the message into other languages, to have audio versions of the message available and to keep the book in print for free distribution to those with no or limited internet connectivity.

This book has been kept in print for many years by individual donations. Moreover, it has been distributed to prisons, youth camps, hospitals, doctors consultation rooms, etc. Your voluntary contribution will support the vision to reach more searching hearts with this powerful message of hope.

All contributions are managed by Spoudazo Enterprises Trust, a Public Benefit Organization which are administered by the trustees and compiled yearly by Core Bloemfontein, South Africa, a member firm of The Core Group.

Thank you for supporting the vision.

“I pray for you constantly, asking God the Glorious Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, to give you wisdom to see clearly and really understand who Christ is and all that He has done for you.” Eph 1:17