Day of Covenant to Day of Reconciliation — united in Christ

From the left, Nosisi Fubu, Vuyokazi Matu, Rozanne Visagie, Regina Kekana, Matthew Mananga and Stephan van Niekerk, at the Day of Reconciliation prayer event on Bloubergstrand beach in Cape Town on Sunday.
Rozanne Visagie, one of the organisers of a prayer event on Bloubergstrand, Cape Town on the Day of Reconciliation (Sunday December 16 2018), reflects on this prophetic gathering held 180 years after Voortrekkers made a covenant with God before the Battle of Blood River. (Also see: Day of Covenant to Day of Reconciliation — Entering a new Kingdom cycle)

We gathered in one accord and united as children and ambassadors of the living God, Jesus Christ on Bloubergstrand, Cape Town.

A rainbow array of South African cultures were represented — Afrikaans, Coloured/Khoisan, English, Irish, Ndebele, Nigerian, Portuguese, Xhosa, Zulu and more.

The sun was warm, the sand soft under our feet and the breeze soothing. Table mountain stood steadfast as always, across the blue waters of Table Bay.

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Our hearts and spirits called out to our Lord Jesus for a prophetic time such as this in South Africa.

Praying and worshiping the Lord on the sand.

One hundred and eighty years before our beach gathering, a covenant was made with God that a people who loved Him would spread the Gospel in South Africa, if He protected them in battle and that they would hold the day in remembrance.

On December 16 1838, in the Voortrekker wagon laager where the covenant was made, there were also English settlers, as well as African people and members of the Coloured community.

Whether they liked it then or not, and despite divisive periods of history to come, the destinies of our forefathers across the racial divides were interwoven and today many of us celebrate that we are brothers and sisters through Jesus Christ, who decides on the History of nations.

God Himself and His Son Jesus Christ is uniting His Bride from all cultures and ethnic groups in a wondrous way during these End Times and our battle now is against the devil and his co-workers.

On Sunday, December 16 2018 God made a covenant with all cultures in SA who love, serve and fear Him, that He hears the cries of His children and that He sees our plight. As His Bride our vow is to keep our eyes on Him and strive to love our neighbour, as we love ourselves, and to continue to spread the Gospel of Salvation until He fetches His Bride from all tribes and nations on the clouds. These are the greatest commandments of all. May God help us and have mercy on SA.

Remembrance stones on the beach.

A number of those who came to pray and worship on the beach on Sunday brought stones to place there as a remembrance of the day.

This is the Scripture that I wrote on my stone:

May the Revival continue to grow in momentum from Cape Town, through RSA, to Israel and the ends of the Earth.

Ezekiel 20:45-48 King James Version (KJV) — 45 Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, 46 Son of man, set thy face toward the south, and drop thy word toward the south, and prophesy against the forest of the south field; 47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein. 48 And all flesh shall see that I the Lord have kindled it: it shall not be quenched.


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  1. Several years before his death, PW Botha was attending the Dec 16th “celebrations” at Blood River. At some point he was asked to join the Zulu’s across the river from where the Afrikaners were meeting. He was a friend of Chief Buthelezi and was well respected by many of the Zulu’s. PW was asked to address the Zulu’s.
    PW said: “ The Afrikaners across the river are not commemorating the death of the Zulu’s all those years ago. Rather they are commemorating the fact that God spared them in that battle and they are honoring a vow they made to God to remember and honor Him for it. We weep with you as you remember the death of all those brave Zulu warriors”.
    PW received a standing ovation from about 10,000 Zulu’s.
    This incident was told to me by Barbara, PW’s wife, a few days after the incident.
    Despite what was said about him by many (he was hated by the humanist press), he was a true peacemaker and dedicated man of God. He was my neighbour and friend. I miss him. Thank you Rozanne. I believe you are following in his footsteps.