Cape Town Christians are invited to join in a 24 hour time of prayer from the evening of Friday February 9 to Saturday February 10 to “cry, weep, mourn, wail and wait on Elohim for the heavens that have been closed for the past three years in Cape Town (2 Chronicles 7:12-16)”.
The timing of the sacred assembly to cry out for physical and spiritual renewal is significant on various levels — the organisers believe it will prepare the ground for the Cape Town It’s Time prayer day called by farmer-evangelist Angus Bucahan for March 24, and they point out that June 2018 will mark the end of a 70 year cycle since the adoption of apartheid as a formal policy in South Africa, while Israel received its independence on May 14 1948.
Regarding the political timing they say: “Cape Town was a seat of government and power during this era and the time for a release has come; The sons of Issachar understood the times and seasons of Our Father and knew what to do (acted), just like Daniel when he recognised that, the set time for liberation of Israel as prophesied by his ancestor Jeremiah had come.
“Daniel cried, petitioned, prayed and reminded the Most High that the appointed time was at hand — In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the books the number of years which, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass by before the desolations [which had been] pronounced on Jerusalem should end; and it was seventy years. And I set my face to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes Daniel 9:2-3 (Amplified Classic Bible Version.)
“For thus says the Lord, when seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will visit you and keep My good
promise to you, causing you to return to this place. For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says
the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.
Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you — Jeremiah 29:10.”
The sacred assembly organisers say: “We too, understanding the times and season, will stand and cry out for the mercy for our personal sins, the sins of our fathers and ancestors of our families and communities, of pride, racial discords, unjust and dehumanising laws, separation and segregation – racially, economically, politically, socially, bloodshed, displacement of Khoi-San, Coloured, Indian, black families, anti-Semitism, robbery, idolatry, landlessness by the poor of the land, rebellion against God as a nation, sexual immorality and crime and being the murder capital city, etc.
“If you receive this call by your spirit, kindly join this gathering for any hour/s that you have available.”
The prayer gathering will take place from 6pm on February 9 to 6pm on February 10 at Charismatic Renewal Ministries, Camlew Building, 253 Voortrekker Road, Parow. The organisers can be contacted at the following numbers: Dolly Mgoqi — 072 438 1439) and Nhonho Xabela — 084 515 9558.