This is my testimony of our Heavenly Father and My Brother LORD Jesus Christ.
Here I am today to tell you how I came to Christ in November 2016.
I was born in a small coal-mining town in Northern Turkey which is in Bithynia of Bible, tucked away from all major cities, where people knew each other. I was the second child to be born to a family of 4 children. My mum had no education other than primary school and my dad left school after he was beaten by a teacher with a chain. There was no secondary school in the village so my grandma used to take my uncles through the mountains by walking everyday front and back as there was no road or railway, pretending to be a man for her safety to the nearest town where they had a secondary school and my grandad was a man of GOD who was referred as a priest in the community of their religion and everyone knew him. Both my dad’s brothers got educated and my older uncle progressed and won a scholarship to study Masters and PhD at States.
My mum wanted to study and become a primary school teacher but was not allowed by her father. She was given in marriage at the age of 17 to my dad. Now I know it was arranged marriage by GOD and my dad loved her lots. My dad was a free spirit who went to Switzerland and Germany for a while to work there before and after their marriage and when we were at an age that we started to grow up, he felt he either had to come back or take us to Germany. As much as he loved living abroad he decided it will be best if we grew up in the village where we were, therefore, he came back. From there on he was very unhappy rest of his life. He made his decision out of his love for us and in a way he sacrificed his own.
I was very shy, quiet and sensitive when I was little. However, I was very successful at school and was awarded high achievers certificates and graduated with very high marks. My mum and dad were very proud of me and I had a different place in their hearts and my dad loved me dearly. However when I was given a place to study social sciences rather than sciences at high school and later on when I have got a place to study economics degree at university my mum got very upset with me, because she wanted me to study engineering which was more acceptable in the culture. So here I was, upset my parents which made me extremely upset because I felt I disappointed my mum and dad. From thereon I have cried most of the nights in my bed with deep sadness for many years to come. I have graduated from a top and oldest business school in Turkey with a distinction as 4th in a class of 140. After graduation, I went back to my town as I didn’t know what to do. The works were scarce and they were usually given to the people who knew someone at high places. After a while, my dad out of his love practically pushed me out of the house for me to go to the capital city. I didn’t know where to go, who to turn to. I was so sad I cannot tell you with words. I was deeply wounded, I felt like an orphan rejected by both parents.
There I was my mum disciplined me for years without knowing due to her disappointment and resentment and my dad out of his love pushed me out into the big wide world. From that moment where my earthly father left me at the age of 22 my Heavenly Father took over my life, guided my steps and within months I found myself in England.
Life in England had so many challenges for me in store. Now I know it was all from Heavenly Father “because the LORD disciplines those He loves, just as a father corrects a child in whom he delights” Proverbs 3:12.
It came to a point that I have lost everything, a few years before coming to Christ was very painful, had a lot of sorrow, I was so sad most of the time whenever I thought it cannot get worse, it did. I have spent many times by the seafronts, in the parks, in the gym trying to feel better. The deep sadness came to a point that it was not bearable then suddenly, it drawn upon me and realisation took its place. I’ve gone through spiritual awakening at the end of June 2016. Upon awakening, it felt like I was asleep for all those years of my life beforehand. I was given a painful rebirth. Inside of me a shift has taken place and made me realise what we are, why we are here for. This was a profound spiritual change, overnight my heart changed, the way I perceive the life, the people and everything around me changed. I felt so much peace, love and compassion for people, nature, animals and absolutely everything around me. I started to see everything in a different light. It was like I was on cloud 9, walking around in spirit.
Ezekiel 36:26-28 LORD says “I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws. Then you will live in the land I gave your ancestors; you will be my people, and I will be your God.”
Seeing the glory of Christ requires a profound spiritual change. As soon as I was spiritually awake GOD made me realised my sins. I had a huge fear of GOD. I remember sitting in my bedroom chair one morning and shaking with fear and trembling, sobbing uncontrollably as the fact drawn upon me that I will die from my sins, I have no hope when I pass away I will face GOD’s wrath and the eternal death. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding” Proverbs 9:10 is so true.
One night when I went to bed thinking as I have wondered how many people have gone through spiritual-awakening, in my dream I have been told “Only 9-10% of the population is spiritually awake” which surprised me as to how low the percentage was. As I was expecting to be at least a quarter. I truly hope for each one of you today from bottom of my heart that one day if you have not gone through already, you go through the spiritual awakening and feel the fear of the LORD the way I have felt.
My mum came and stayed with me for 3 weeks in July and as soon as she has left God has called my name in August. I was sleeping in my bed when God called my name “Betül!” His voice is so loud, thunder-like, makes you jump, frightens you because makes you realise how powerful God is. I have jumped with a fright I knew it was GOD. “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are Mine” Isaiah 43:1.
From there on heartfelt repentance took place. GOD brought all my life from childhood to date to my knowledge, I have repented for all my sins. The repentance I have gone through was exactly like the ones we read in Psalms with deep sorrow and flood of tears for a good few months. LORD says “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” 2 Chronicles 7:14.
If you have not gone through true repentance as it is written in the word of God please do pray in spirit and truth to the LORD for Him to guide you. “The times of ignorance God overlooked, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent”. Acts 17:30. And when you do repent Lord Jesus said: “Just so, I tell you, there is joy before the angels of God over one sinner who repents.” Luke 15:10. Because Lord Jesus said “unless you repent, you will all likewise perish” Luke 13:3.
As the Word of GOD says in 1 Samuel 3:7 when Samul was called by GOD “Samuel did not yet know the LORD, nor was the word of the LORD yet revealed to him”. That sums my situation up when I was called by GOD I did not know the LORD nor the word of the LORD was revealed to me. From the moment LORD called my name I had a huge desire to know the LORD. It was like I was taken into a training camp by GOD. Lord Jesus said “it is written in the Prophets: “They will be taught by GOD. Everyone who has heard the Father and learned from Him comes to me” John 6:45. I read so many books, listened to so many sermons, watch so many programmes with disciples of the Lord Jesus. And for the first time in my life, I have heard the Gospel of Lord Jesus Christ.
I was in States in October 2016 there I was guided to this beautiful Holy Spirit Catholic Church in New Jersey. It’s so beautiful that I have saved it as a screen saver on my mobile phone. After the service everyone left I just couldn’t move, I was crying so intensely and fixated to the altar. I didn’t want to leave. 2 days later I was in New York City I was guided to Cathedral of Saint John the Divine I believe it is the world’s largest Anglican cathedral and church. It is also the fourth largest Christian church in the world. It’s very beautiful. A very similar thing happened there as I sat I couldn’t and didn’t want to move. I was so sad and Lord Jesus sacrificial on the cross came to me and I felt I could do the same and sacrifice myself for the LORD, go to cross, bear the pain, give my life to the LORD. LORD must have seen my heart that I meant it, next thing I know my feet were taken down to this corridor in the Cathedral and I came to a stop to a beautiful statue of a crucified woman on a cross which said: “sacrifice of woman” (I have inserted the picture below). “The body is for the LORD and the LORD for the body” 1 Corinthians 6:13. Fellowship of the body of Christ is only found when you are a living sacrifice acceptable to God and give yourselves over entirely to the cross. And that’s exactly what I have done on that day, I offered to sacrifice myself on the cross to the LORD and that was on the 11th of October.
LORD only now 3 years later made it known to me that I offered my life on the cross to the LORD my GOD on the atonement day with Jerusalem time, which I previously had no idea. The atonement day was on the 11th of October sunset to 12th of October sunset in 2016. On the 11th of October 2016 just before lunch hour in New York when I have offered my life to GOD, in Jerusalem the atonement day officially started at sunset at 6:15 pm of the same day and the time in New York was 11:15 am, which was around the time, just before lunch hour when I was at St John the divine where I offered my life on the cross to the LORD my GOD.
And 3 years later on the Atonement Day again on the 9th of October 2019, I have received my initial website from the developers. And on the 11th of October 2019, 3 years later I hung the picture of cross which I have designed for my kitchen. It is Google blood-red colour cross on white background. Subsequently it became the emblem of my ministry ‘JESUS is LORD’. And on the Feast of Tabernacles on the 15th of October 2019, ‘JESUS is LORD’ banner in blood-red writings on white background took its place on my kitchen wall. And my ministry website was completed on the 3rd anniversary of accepting LORD Jesus Christ as my Saviour.
Lord Jesus was obedient to the point of death even death on a cross “therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9-11. What LORD Jesus has done for us and to us in obedience, what is expected from us. GOD’s will must be done, even to death on earth as it is in heaven. I plea for everyone here to submit yourselves to GOD’s will who has elected you to obedience, so that He will accomplish His purpose in you.
LORD says in His Word “No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up at the last day.” John 6:44. It must have been that LORD has accepted my repentance and forgiven my sins that one morning early November as I woke up, I have accepted Lord Jesus as my Saviour. Lord Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me”. John 10:14. I didn’t realise at the time I have received the Holy Spirit which is the power of Spirit of God. When a person is saved, Spirit of God comes into your life to indwell in you, you are transformed, and you become a new person in Christ. Holy Spirit guides you to the truth, remind us the word of God and testifies about Lord Jesus. As soon as I have accepted LORD Jesus as my Saviour I had a thirst to know the word of GOD. I have gone and purchased my first ever Bible and started reading it with huge enthusiasm.
When Holy Spirit comes, gives us spiritual gifts, there are nine of them including prophecy, wisdom, and knowledge for each believer, given for common good and I was given ‘Job of Prophecy’ in His Body and 3 years later I was given ‘Priest/Minister’ position. “But ye shall be named the Priests of the LORD: men shall call you the Ministers of our God:” Isaiah 61:6.
I only found out about the full meaning of being called by name by the LORD and being given ‘Job of Prophecy’ in His body gradually. As I was reading the Bible, LORD started to give me the understanding of the truth. Lord Jesus says “I am the way, and the truth and the life”. As 1 John 2:27 said “As for you the anointing you received from Him remains in you, and you do not need anyone to teach you. But as His anointing teaches you about all things and as that anointing is real, not counterfeit – just as it has taught you, remain in Him”.
The gift of prophecy is given those whom God chooses to give it to. Prophecy is the inspired mind of God communicated toward an individual that He has called and chosen. The spirit of prophecy is the testimony of Jesus Christ, who is our living God. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations” Jeremiah 1:5. I am in Biblical terms prophetess female prophet of the LORD. As I understand from scriptures LORD has selected me to the position before I was born and GOD knew and determined my name. GOD often name things as they are Betul means righteous, clean, blameless, just, honourable, saintly, godly and interestingly my surname means soul, some translates as life. My name Betul Can means in short ‘godly soul’.
GOD always creates the plan, purpose, assignment and destiny of us before He creates us. “in Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will” Ephesians 1:11. During reading my Bible, LORD has given me in a night vision what He would like me to achieve, I watched myself while I was doing it. It was like I was watching a film. My voice was very powerful, I moved so fast like in split seconds, I was well strong and confident. Afterwards, I realised I must have been in spirit. I have achieved what my LORD wanted me to do. When I woke up I was startled. The person that I was, in the vision was well beyond who I am here today. I clearly understood my assignment from my LORD.
Prophets receive supernatural revelation, insight, knowledge and wisdom from God. On the day I have finished my Bible on the 10th of February 2017 I have been told “Only one-third will be saved“. This was a revelation from the LORD letting me know that only one-third will be saved. “Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” Amos 3:7. “And it shall come to pass in all the land,” Says the LORD, “That two-thirds in it shall be cut off and die, But one-third shall be left in it: I will bring the one-third through the fire, Will refine them as silver is refined, And test them as gold is tested. They will call on My name, And I will answer them. I will say, ‘This is My people’; And each one will say, ‘The LORD is my God.’ ” Zechariah 13:8-9.
Lord has guided my feet to join a church and I have joined Christ Church on the first Sunday when I finished reading my Bible on the 10th of Feb 2017. “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38. I had a full Baptism at Christ Church on the 28th May 2017 and I recommend everyone to do the same when they are fully matured, adults. Baptism is a public testimony as evidence to the world that I have chosen to become the follower of Jesus Christ. It makes a statement that I died in my old ways now I choose to follow Lord Jesus Christ. Baptism comes after salvation and salvation is an act of faith in the Son of God as our Lord. Baptism for believers and because you make a statement that by my faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, my sins forgiven and now I have died to my old life this is a new life and I choose to walk and follow LORD Jesus Christ. Although in the morning of the baptism I was anxious about jumping into the pool in front of everyone, by the afternoon of the baptism I was rejoicing. And on the next day, I couldn’t stop smiling because I felt I was accepted by the LORD. LORD made me feel for sure I was His child. Following year on the 8th of June 2018, I got baptised again in Holy Land Israel in Jordon River.
GOD teaches His prophets how to hear His voice, His ways and know Him intimately. On the 18th of March 2017, I’ve dreamt a dark brown wavy hair, olive skin, dark brown eye boy age 10-11 he had a look at in His eyes so tender, innocent and I woke up in my head ‘Christ! Christ! Christ!’ I believe that was Lord Jesus revealed Himself to me when He was a young boy.
I have officially accepted the position what my LORD has called me to do for His Kingdom on the 31st of March 2017. It only dawned on me then that this is my job, this is what I need to do my remaining lifetime. I have fully submitted my life to Christ, I rely on His guidance and instructions. By the power of His Holy Spirit, Lord teaches you His ways and guides you. To be a Prophet LORD looks for fearing Him and obedience the most, submission, humility, sensitivity and of course love. Because LORD communicates His mind to me so I have to be obedient and do His will. In everything I do I seek His guidance and He does let me know His will and confirms it. Christ lives in me and through me. When you function in prophetic, you hear what God is saying, you see with God’s eyes, you feel what God is feeling. When LORD wants me to do something or speak, I feel the urge, I get hot like fire burning in me, and my heart beats very fast. Jeremiah said “But if I say, “I will not mention His word or speak any more in His name,” His word is in my heart like a fire, a fire shut up in my bones. I am weary of holding it in; indeed, I cannot.”
On the 2nd of May 2017, LORD has verbally confirmed my assignment. Although His voice is ever so powerful, I was no longer scared of hearing my LORD’s voice and on the 3rd of May 2017 LORD said: “Do as I command do not turn right or left!”.
Since then I have many dreams and visions of the LORD which I am hoping to write in a book if LORD wills. He appeared to me as my Saviour, my Teacher, my Trainer, my Father, my Friend Emmanuel, Messiah the Christ, Son of GOD the Builder, the Repairer of the wall, the Lion of Judah, the Light of the world, the High Priest.
Whenever LORD gives me a prophetic dream or night vision or instruction He wakes me up straight away for me to remember it all. This is the 4th year that I have been prophesising publicly and some of the prophesizes I have been given in a dream, some by wakening up, some with quickening and some in prayer by the power of GOD. I pray GOD day and night and always ask what He would like to let His servant know and His people and I wait to hear from Him. When you get used to hearing GOD you will be able to discern His voice speaking to you through your thoughts, your feelings, your ears and with the world around you, the birds, the wind, the flowers all will seem to be delivering a message to you from GOD. Your feelings will be enlightened, your ears will be alarmed to pick even most sensitive spiritual sounds, you will start seeing everything around you with much more colours and vibrant, the physical world around you will seem to have life in itself and speaking to you. You will feel the GOD’s presence around you and speaking to you. It is very important to wait, be silent and listen. When you close your eyes, you should feel you are in spirit and GOD’s speaking to you. GOD is Spirit and we are spirits. We meant to live on this earth in the physical realm as it is in heavens in spirit as spiritual beings as well as human beings, two in one. How blessed we are that our GOD is our LORD!!! Halleluiah!!!
Lord says “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me” John 10:27 which is so true. I have submitted my life to the LORD I do His will. He has given me a job in His body, He has chosen my partner in life, He has given my assignment, He has moved me into a new location and He is moving me again to another location in all that I have accepted His will. LORD communicates with us all. He puts His words in you if you yield to His voice. It’s the power of the Holy Spirit within us does what God called you to do it. The Spirit of God guides you. When you are saved God seals you that you are forever a child of God and God has the best plan available for you because He has a will for your life. I pray for you that you walk every day of your lives in obedience to His will with full of praise and worship to the LORD.
For whoever hears this message if you have not accepted Lord Jesus as your Saviour yet, please do so at earliest. LORD Jesus is the only way. He said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me”. GOD gave us His word that “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.” Romans 10:9.
“Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father – to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.” Revelation 1:5-6