The Biography and Testimony of Kenneth B Visscher concerning his life experience in spiritual war and of wearing the armour of the spirit found in Ephesians 6: 10 – 18.


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The Moving "Standard" By Which Many Were Measured
The Moving Standard By Which "SONSHIP MINISTRIES" Were Measured


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Rejoice in the Lord alway: [and] again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord [is] at hand. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things [are] honest, whatsoever things [are] just, whatsoever things [are] pure, whatsoever things [are] lovely, whatsoever things [are] of good report; if [there be] any virtue, and if [there be] any praise, think on these things. Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.  Phil 4:4-9,


I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God doeth [it], that [men] should fear before him. That which hath been is now; and that which is to be hath already been; and God requireth that which is past. And moreover I saw under the sun the place of judgment, [that] wickedness [was] there; and the place of righteousness, [that] iniquity [was] there. I said in mine heart, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for [there is] a time there for every purpose and for every work. I said in mine heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts. For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all [is] vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again. Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth? Wherefore I perceive that [there is] nothing better, than that a man should rejoice in his own works; for that [is] his portion: for who shall bring him to see what shall be after him? Ecc 3.



Starting early in 1990 until that summer the Lord began to deal with Ken’s family as a group. Josh was in grade 2 at the time, Luke in Kindergarten when the Lord said to Ken that he and his wife were to take on the responsibility of educating their sons on their own. A half page prophecy was given to Ken wherein the Lord explained that part of His shepherding of Ken’s sons would be done through home education. When Joe started home education later on he never once attended a public school. Josh and Luke only had that short time in the public school and then notice was given to the government that the boys would be pulled out of the public system and enrolled legally in a home schooled environment. After the word was given by the Lord then all that was needed legally fell into place.


Janis at the same time took on a job of selling books made by Usborne and the Mortensen Math system. These books and math system were education books which covered every year of schooling right up into University. To this day several boxes of Usborne books remain in Ken and Janis’s possession as materials for education and for excellence in learning. Also at the same time the young family began to learn from other home educators and leaders in this field. The family also joined the local home school group which consisted of approximately 100 families all with children being taught at home. Outings were made ice skating, swimming and a myriad of other activities which enhanced their learning experience. Many types of science kits and physic’s kits were purchased and used to educate their sons in all that was possible in a home educated environment. All of this full time home education happened at the word of one half of a page of prophecy which started it all for them.


When the home school class would start in the basement of the house each day, Ken would see them all, and then go off alone with the Lord on foot. At that time a year was spent with no vehicle as the young family did not have the money for a car. An older lady friend would loan her car to Ken once a month and on that day Ken would take his family to the public pool, to a children’s restaurant and also get all the groceries for the entire month, all on just that one day! So not only did Ken and Janis learn to be thrifty, but so did their sons, yet the Lord abundantly met all their needs. After a year went by another couple gave Ken a very old Ford car which lasted a few months, but then Ken bought a 1979 Plymouth Volare’ for $1000. He only had $500 so the woman who was loaning her car gave Ken the other $500 and the Volare with the blue slant 6 engine was purchased. That car lasted for 12 and a half years before it died, it served the family well and was used for everything from grocery shopping to hockey practice and games for Josh and Joe as well as many other things including pulling a small trailer with two canoes on it for camping. Theirs was a close knit family but also the awareness that their needs were being looked after by their Heavenly Father.

Ken’s old $1000 Volare  
 Canoeing on a wilderness lake


During this time of home schooling the Lord gave Ken several series of visions and revelations concerning the latter day judgments of the Lord upon all the systems of man as well as all the denominational systems which hold the truth in unrighteousness. This made Ken a “spectacle” unto the other home schooling families who had been tied stringently to denominations. They would look upon Ken and see him with NO covering, NO denomination, NO Sunday worship or church attendance. There was nothing that was “Christian” about this families behavior! Instead Ken led his own family and kept them all aside for the Lord’s purposes and for His will to be done in them. Most of the home educated families, around 100 of them were so tied into denominations that even though they were part of the same home schooling group, they were not seeing eye to eye with Ken at all. Ken never did share his faith with any of them, he never told any that he bore the prophetic mantle and he never opened the word up to them because the Lord had warned Ken to just minister to his own home first of all. No real place was found for Ken to find an opening with others in these things of faith and of the Lord and His Kingdom. The main differing point was that Ken knew the Lord was the savior of the whole world, as the scriptures declare in Acts 3:19-21, Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord; And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you: Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.”  Ken knew that true prophets saw the restitution of all creation. Many were the Dads in the home education system who claimed they were prophets, but they all preached eternal torment and eternal separation from Christ which in Ken’s mind made them false, not true. But Ken did not open his mouth at any of this, he kept it all aside.


The day came however when Ken was confronted by three Dads’s of the home school group. This confrontation ended with Ken being sorely chastised by the Lord and being even more separated as an entire family unto Him. The first Dad came to Ken’s home and stood in Ken’s driveway and for 20 or so minutes in a loud scream shouted every kind of foul slander that could be mustered by the carnal mind against Ken personally. This had truly surprised Ken as he never expected this from this man. But for 20 or so minutes Ken was called every false name in the book, he was accused of everything that could possibly come to him in accusation and with very foul language. The Dad that slandered Ken this way would get even angrier when Ken would not answer back a single word. Finally he left. Then the second Dad came and did likewise but on a public park place, not Ken’s home. The third asked Ken of his faith. Ken told that man that he knew God loved every man and that salvation for mankind would be to the “uttermost”. A couple weeks went by and the Lord said to Ken, “I told you not to be a part of man’s systems but to be separate unto Me!” and the Lord smote Ken in chastisement. At first Ken did not fully understand what was wrong but then later on that same day he found out that the Dad he had told that two, as well as the other Dad’s had shared abroad in the 100 or so families that Ken was and antichrist who had come to destroy the work of Christ’s salvation and saving power by claiming that salvation would be for all men everywhere. This then ended the new denomination that being the home school group! They were now all alone as a home schooled family!


At the same time as this was happening a mother of a home educated boy and her husband also had befriended Ken’s family. They had gotten quite close to Ken but suddenly at the word of these other Dad’s she turned heels overnight. She travelled to another city wherein there was a denominational ministerial meeting happening with some 68 denominational church pastors. Asking their permission she told them all during one of their meeting times about this man in her town who was “antichrist” and who had “come to destroy the blood washed.” Although the aftermath of this damage was never fully apparent or understood, Ken and Janis knew that the majority of these pastors had taken Ken’s name back to their congregations and had warned them that this man was filled with demons and was antichrist and was not to be trusted or listened to. Immediately after this, Ken would be walking with the Lord along the edge of a roadway and he would see some of the home education Dad’s in vehicles and more than once a car was aimed right at Ken! All of this happened while Ken and Janis had only just started out to educate their sons on their own.


Later on, after a matter of years, the woman who did this damage in the ministerial conference and the other 3 Dad’s all came and apologized to Ken, but then they turned heels once again and to this very day they have forsaken Ken’s entire family. Also, Josh, Luke and Joe were suffering for this as when home school functions were attended, they were ostracized and ignored, no one would talk to them and no one would come to them to play with them or be with them, the boys suffered great loss as well; all for the testimony that Christ was the savior of the whole world. The day came when the boys were in their mid teens. One of the boys they used to play with who was in the home school group with them was tragically killed in a car accident. Josh and Luke went to the funeral, Josh would have been around 16 years of age and Luke 14, they went to the front of the church where the sealed coffin was and they laid their hands on the coffin and said goodbye to their old friend, even though he too had once rejected them, they honored his memory, then they left that church and walked out. Not another tongue wagged against the Visscher boys after that and no one ever bothered them again. The boys have never been to a church since then. Joe has never set foot in a church all his life.


To summarize the home school experience. Josh has become a water quality engineer and is responsible for a $20,000,000.00 water treatment plant for this town as well as the distribution system. He also completed basic training in the Canadian Armed Forces and passed all grade requirements for home educated adults scoring so high in one exam that he actually had a personal letter mailed to him by Canada’s Prime Minister at the time, Brian Mulroney. Josh was married in 2011 and has one son, Milo Nelson Visscher. Josh lives around the corner from the house the Lord gave to Ken and Janis.


Luke also passed all grade requirements and worked from the age of 14 until he was 26 for a feed store finally running “Hickok’s Country Feeds”. The business was sold and he began to train himself in the automotive industry and now is the foreman and manager of a local Jiffy Lube shop in town here. He has also become a journeyman small engine mechanic and is presently working on his license to become a journeyman motorcycle mechanic. Luke is with a steady girlfriend for 2 years at this time also who works as a Nurse. One of Luke’s passions was aquariums and he has a 125 gallon tank with Amazon fishes as well as many other interests.


Joe finished school also and immediately worked on several small jobs for a time but then spent 5 years working for Reverie Studios in Toronto and Germany wherein he developed the phenomenal game “Dawn of Fantasy” which is going global through the Steam distribution network on the World Wide Web. His computer talent in graphic arts earned him top developer positions in the company and he presently holds 10% share stocks in the company. He has amassed much wealth this way and has been very careful with his money to be sure it is invested towards his future. Also, Joe is working at a local tree nursery as he loves working outside. He also now has a girl friend in a city 35 miles from here.


The Lord has honored Ken’s sons with stability, grace and determination. As home schooled adults they know how to take on a project, a desire, and make it their own. They have never backed down from a challenge and they have never stopped learning or having a love for learning. Under the noses of all the family members close and distant they educated themselves in our little basement school room and from there they have gone out into the world knowing that their Heavenly Father is leading them.


   Ken’s early 70’s Red Troy Bilt Tiller
Family on a “homeschooled” coastal hike….
Ken and Janis during the homeschooler years.
Josh leaving for basic training in the Canadian Army
Josh’s work truck  
 Josh running the $20 million dollar water treatment plant.
Luke in his work shop    
 Luke’s Yamaha
Later homeschooler photos
The house in 2008 with the Jerusalem “Mulberry” in front


The Moving “Standard” by Which Many Were Measured


A prophecy was given to Ken early on in these young home school years. It is put in here for the edification of the reader, but also to show how the Lord’s callings are without repentance.


"My son, I have set you here as a standard to which many shall be measured. Know from my spirit within you that this is so. It is not in my purpose towards you for grief to overtake you, nor for malicious words to effect your walk. As you look unto me The Lord Jesus Christ, the enemy will attempt to assail you and make you unbalanced, both towards me, the fountain of life, as well as towards your fellow man. As well the enemy often tempts you to go back to re-build that which was once overcome and left behind. Yea, should I require you to be restored in peace, I will bring it about, hearts will turn as I alone form the will. Throw not your caution to the wind, know that danger will await you if you fail to seek me for confirmation as to my will regarding others. As a standard, both of life through repentance and of sorrows over the toil of life, as well as a standard of yeildedness and abiding rest, so remain, be not swayed in this test, for I am holding you. I am the Lord."


This prophecy above was repeated the day Ken took possession of his house Dec 13, 1986.


Also during this time the Lord gave another word concerning suffering, both for Ken but also for his entire family as they suffered reproach from the home education group because of their testimony. It should be noted that there were a few families that did not take part nor know of the persecution they endured, those families are known by the Lord, but 95% of the homes and families that practiced home education rose in persecution against Ken and his family. Here is that prophecy.


After being greatly distressed by recent rejections of my persons by people whom I was close to, and being "amazed" at this, wondering how it is that this has happened.


PROPHECY: "My son, be not amazed at this trial nor be afraid in it that you are sinning against and falling short before me. Know that as I have called forth repentance from you, then you repented; as I have called forth faith in my word, then you held faith; and as I called forth a heart to heart fellowship of the deep calling unto the deep in your soul, your spirit with My spirit as one spirit, then we communed.

As to your friends, I have heard your prayers and the committal of them into my hands, and have been blessed by your heart's attitude towards them, and that you have not sought revenge or to retaliate. My son, I know that you are on this path and that you experience loneliness and alienation from those around you. Be assured my son that I have separated you unto myself by the Holy Ghost and have called you to fellowship alone with me. I will not cast everyone off from you, but only those who would control your life. Be not ashamed when you are separated, neither be dismayed when others rise in anger against you or begin to give you counsel, but not by my spirit.

Did not I hang alone upon my cross when even my closest disciples forsook me? 

Yet my Father never left Me, He was always there and by My life sacrificed and laid down My Father in Heaven wrought complete redemption in the earth. Even so I am calling you to lay your life down and to be as one that is dead to this world, dead in the world. 

I am Jesus, I bore the weight and the burden of sin and of rejection and yes, betrayal.

Even so you must fellowship with me in this same trial of rejection and thus be counted worthy to suffer for my name's sake. Fear not to suffer with me this way, and to know that it is by being identified with Christ that brings the most fruit for God. You asked of me largely, for the cross and to be spent for God. God has placed the mantle of His Prophetic word upon you. But it is by this suffering that you will yield to Me and overcome. 
Thus saith The Lord Jesus to bless you this day. "



During the same time as the home education program ran in the Visscher home, the Lord never ceased to use Ken both in writing and in being sent out at times unto other places. Not all Ken’s ministry was directed at encouraging and comforting and edifying the Body of Christ. Much of what Ken had to do back in that time was often very hard for those who were the recipients of the spirit of prophecy that came through his life.


Speaking of prophetic ministry; there is a “gift” of prophecy that is of the fruit of the Holy Spirit which is used to comfort and to edify the Body of Christ. But then there are rarely those who hold to the “Office” of prophecy. That office of prophecy uses one bearing a mantle of prophecy to speak words that may be very hard and may be directed to entire nations, or individuals, or monarchies or governments or congregations. Examples of prophets in the bible who held to the “office” of prophecy would have been Prophets like Jeremiah, Elijah and Elisha, Habakkuk, Amos and Joel and others. Ken also holds an “office” of prophecy. Some of his words in the past have made their way to Presidents and Prime Ministers of various nations as well as to leaders of denominational churches or assemblies.



The Moving “Standard” by Which SONSHIP MINISTRIES Were Measured


During the home school years various sonship ministries would visit the young family and would minister to them. These were ministries which were to have ministered the deeper truths of God’s word. The only two which shall be mentioned here are Stacy Wood Jr who was of Promised Seed Ministries and Alma E McClure who wrote The Winnower Transition. The rest of the ministries shared here will not be mentioned by name.


Stacy Wood visited the home when Josh and Luke were young teens and his word back in those days was most excellent. He was very anointed and his ministry helped the young family in many ways. Without any words being shared or phone calls made suddenly, when Stacy was staying for a time in the Visscher home with Sheri, on a Sunday morning, car loads of people began to come to the house. These were people who Ken even did not know all that well. Car after car of people began to come to the home some from as far away as Idaho, some from Alberta, most from the Okanagan Valley all on this one particular Sunday morning. When all the people came to the small house, the number totaled 68 souls that Stacy began to minister to in teaching. It was a divine appointment and a great miracle.


Alma E McClure came twice to the home and both times the miracle like that happened but only in smaller numbers of people. The Lord set up the assemblies and because of it everyone was refreshed and the anointing of God flowed in our midst.


Alma E McClure
Ken and Janis with Stacy and Sheri  Wood of Promised Seed Ministries 
Luke and Stacy


However, in the case of some other “sonship” ministries, the Lord used Ken as a “standard” by which many fell. Some of these ministries in the end proved to build their own little kingdoms and not the Lord’s Kingdom. Their efforts proved unfruitful and their ministries were never completed in the way they thought they should be. In both cases of those who were true and those who had a façade of truth, Ken remained in the home only moving out of it to minister elsewhere when the Lord directed. Years of home school and home ministry happened in the little house the Lord gave Ken in answer to his fleece that the Lord would have Ken “buy” a house, not rent one, but buy it without qualifying for any mortgage. The home has been paid off in full and is still the focal point of the Visscher boys and the ever expanding family.


Testimony to be continued………..