Worshipers in 21 cities and towns celebrated Heritage Day today by setting out early to praise God from hilltops, mountaintops and other local high points in a campaign to take back the “high places” of the nation.
And according to Julita Kok, an exco member of Worship SA which called for the campaign, many of the groups encountered mist at first, which they independently interpreted as a prophetic sign of sin and lawlessness covering their towns. They also independently reported that as they praised and worshipped the Lord, the mist lifted and cleared, representing a prophetic act resulting in the atmosphere over their towns shifting.
The groups that went out included people of all ages from children to elderly people and worship leaders from different churches joined together. All reported having a wonderful time and experiencing the presence of God, she said.
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Worship SA is a movement that started during the coronavirus lockdown as worship leaders and artists united to provide 24/7 worship to the nation. As lockdown restrictions eased the worship schedule was streamlined and last month Worship SA launched a new phase, Feet On The Street, calling on worshipers to bring hope and healing everywhere.
Julita said that last night she told the teams of a word she had received from the Lord two weeks ago after she asked Him how she should warfare in prayer against evils such as an increase in kidnapping of children. She said He reminded her of a time when He had said the mandate in Heaven is Africa — because Africa knows how to praise. She didn’t get the significance of the word then, but this time she understood God was saying that praise is the weapon of our time.
“Nothing taken away from worship, nothing taken away from prayer, but for this age, you know the Word says: The joy of the Lord is our strength, and there’s also a Scripture that says: Put on the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness. In other words, praise makes the sprits flee; it’s a spiritual weapon!”
She said she immediately realised why God had directed them to take Worship SA onto the streets and why, at the same time, the SA song Jerusalema came out and caused the whole world — not just Christians — to praise as they sang and danced to the beat of the song.
She said the wonder of praise is that anybody can do it. You just dance or move or make a joyful noise unto the Lord. Some people will miss it, she said because it is so simple. It doesn’t require long fasting or anything else to work.
“So this morning, what they [the worship teams around SA] did, was absolutely just praise God. And that makes the enemy flee!”