Monday, 20 November 2017

PROPHETIC DIRECTION IN PRAYING FOR ZIMBABWE.

PROPHETIC DIRECTION IN PRAYING FOR ZIMBABWE.



In such a time as this, we need to have a long term view and be sensitive to the Spirit so that He can guide us to fight the right battles and plant the right seeds. It is a period that is leaving a lot of vacuums in the spiritual realm and as the church we have to maximize the opportunity and allow God to use us as the agents who will use our creative abilities of words to bring the will of the Kingdom of Heaven. Let us allow Him to speak to us and give us the right words that will bring his will, not following blindly but that we plant the prophetic heavenly will over our nation. His word is in our mouth and we have to shape the prophetic destiny of Zimbabwe.
As the Lord God says in His word,     

And I have put My words in your mouth; I have covered you with the shadow of My hand, That I may plant the heavens, Lay the foundations of the earth, And say to Zion, 'You are My people.'" NKJV

On the 25th of October 2017 which was the opening day of the 5th Edition of the Arise Africa Annual Conference (AAAC) we had a Prophetic Intercession Session for Zimbabwe and Africa and the Lord gave us direction to pray for our nation from two portions of scripture which I believe will still have to guide us as we continue to pray for our nation. When there are opportunities of changes and transitions, we have to pray that the enemy will not direct the course of change but be available to bring Kingdom directed change.

1.      The First Direction for praying for Zimbabwe and Africa was, Zechariah 1: 18-21 which says,

Then I looked up — and there before me were four horns!  I asked the angel who was speaking to me, "What are these?"

He answered me, "These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem."

Then the Lord showed me four craftsmen.  I asked, "What are these coming to do?"

He answered, "These are the horns that scattered Judah so that no one could raise his head, but the craftsmen have come to terrify them and throw down these horns of the nations who lifted up their horns against the land of Judah to scatter its people."

According to the scripture there were kingdoms that had impacted negatively on Israel and scattered it. In like manner there are also forces that have worked negatively against our nation and continent and if we are to identify the top four it would be Colonialism, Idolatry, Superstition and Corruption.

Colonialism saw our resources being taken over and also came with a system that colonised our mentality so that it would be difficult to rise and realise sustainable development on our own.

In terms of idolatry, Scripture says,

“But their idols are silver and gold, made by the hands of men……Those who make them will be like them, and so will all who trust in them”. (Ps 115:4, 8) NIV.
Our foundations were built on the foundations of the worship of the Mbuya Nehandas, and we continue to worship and deify our leaders in the nation and now in the church. In the end we become like what we worship and continue propagating idolatry.


In close relations to idolatry is superstition. What we cannot understand we deify and what we deify we worship and what we revere we cannot learn from. The misunderstandings of respect and honour whereby we are afraid to question what we respect are superstition strongholds. This has made people to follow blindly and fail to think strategically and progressively. This makes people expect change in their situations, experiences and outcomes without themselves changing their thinking and actions. This explains why even in the church people are being led to do unheard of and crazy practices by their leaders and are afraid to question.

Corruption is a social evil that needs no explanation as it is slowly pervading and corroding our living from the top to the bottom.

Prayer Points:
As in the above mentioned scripture in Zechariah, to deal with the four horns we need four craftsmen, one for each horn. We need to be praying that God will raise not just four craftsmen (skilled people) but as many as are required to deal with four horns of colonialism, idolatry, superstition and corruption that have impacted negatively against the development that we need for us and the future generations. In a season such as this when there is room for transition and change lets pray that God will raise people with skill and understanding to deal with these challenges not only in politics but also in different spheres that shape and mould culture including education, media, business, arts, religion and family.

2.      The Second Prophetic Prayer Direction is on the kind of prophetic Intercessors for change as in Daniel 9,

In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.  So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes. [Daniel 9: 2-3]

Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. [Daniel 9:21-22]

Prayer Points:
As we engage in prayer for Zimbabwe we need insight to understand the situation according to the word of God as did Daniel in the first portion above. Many people have been praying for the nation and some have grown weary because they have been praying blindly and their kind of expected change is not coming. Effective transformational prayer requires the kind of skill and understanding that Daniel received from the Angel. Israel’s deliverance happened two years earlier than the prophesied 70 years because Daniel interceded with skill and understanding. May the Lord grant those interceding for the nation, skill and understanding and also those who will bring the transformation in Politics, Arts, Business, Media, Education, Religion and Family like skill and understanding.

3.      Prayer for discerning the true voices for Kingdom Transformation and more room for new relevant voices that Zimbabwe needs on various media spaces.
What has been happening in Zimbabwe over the past one week clearly demonstrates the power of media from the television, internet, print and social media. People have been tossed in different directions and emotions have been steered in one direction or the other.

Prayer Points
The church has to pray firstly for the ability to discern the voices that are relevant in bringing about change that makes way for Kingdom advancement which inevitably results in satisfaction and progress in human lives without violation of Human Rights.

We need also to pray that the right voices find the way to the various media spaces because in such situations the Devil propagates voices of deception and destruction. One way to guarantee this is for many people who have the voices of desirable change to be bold and never hesitate to speak the voices that will steer the masses in the right direction. May the media spaces be filled with voices that make way for Kingdom driven change and transition.

The Kingdom of God is a Kingdom of Righteousness (Right way of doing things) and Justice and it is the true hope for the Zimbabwe We Want. Let us continue to pray for the peace of Zimbabwe. God Bless Zimbabwe, God Bless Africa.

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