Over the past few weeks, our nation, South Africa, has been reeling from much violence, looting, and criminality that took place after former President Zuma’s incarceration. The nation was left reeling socially, economically, and otherwise, after weeks of unbridled rampages, rebellion, and anarchy.
Shopping malls have been burnt down and razed to the ground. Shops all over South Africa have been looted and emptied, and major infrastructure damage has occurred over the past few weeks. Most of the damage took place in the provinces of KwaZulu Natal and Gauteng. The financial impact on KZN alone is estimated at R20-billion with 150 000 jobs at risk, 50 000 informal traders and 40 000 businesses affected. One hundred shopping malls were calculated to have been burnt down or to have suffered significant damage, with approximately 3 000 of the shops looted. Around 1 400 ATMs (automated teller machines) suffered damage, and around 300 bank and post office outlets are said to have been vandalised. The overall estimated damage said to have been incurred amounted to a R50-billion impact on South Africa’s GDP.
It’s time to rebuild the walls!
So, what do we do, South Africa? Do we just cry, lament, mourn, and have a pity party? There is a time to cry and, like Nehemiah, we have cried and we have mourned for our beloved nation. Nehemiah cried when he saw the damage that had been done to the walls of Jerusalem. In Nehemiah 1:4, the Word of God says: “So it was, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned for many days; I was fasting and praying before the God of heaven”.
Nehemiah didn’t just cry though, he got up, prayed, and started to rebuild the walls. Not only were the walls rebuilt, but they were rebuilt in a record time of 52 days! We are trusting God for the same for South Africa!
Releasing a sound of victory and new beginnings
And so, over the past few days, the Lord said to gather eight of His vessels from around the world. Eight, being the number of new beginnings, and He said to gather them to release a sound and that this sound must be a sound of “victory and new beginnings” in line with Isaiah 43:18. Let us call South Africa out of her wilderness and into her new season!
I will do a new thing, says the Lord!
Isaiah 43:18,19 says the following, “Do not remember the former things, nor consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing, now it shall spring forth; Shall you not know it? I will even make a road in the wilderness and rivers in the desert”.
We are grateful that the Lord has selected a team of international vessels to stand in agreement with us as we make prophetic declarations over the land.
We invite you to join us on Zoom this Saturday July 31 from 18:00-20:00 (SAST).
Zoom meeting link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84496841172?pwd=aStDQms0OHF2Y2doSTkwZ05KSjNkZz09
I look forward to hosting this meeting and praying along with the speakers and citizens of South Africa and beyond.
Read a little about our speakers and vessels below:
John Eckhardt is the overseer of Crusaders Ministries, located in Chicago, Illinois. Gifted with a strong apostolic call, he has ministered throughout the United States and overseas in more than 80 nations. He has authored more than 20 books. He also produces a weekly television program, Perfecting the Saints.
Dr Abu Bako is the founding president and international director of the Logos-Rhema Foundation for Leadership Resource Development in Ghana. The Foundation is a multi-faceted organisation committed to serving as a leadership resource base. Dr. Abu Bako is primarily a people-builder, equipping and developing quality leaders at all levels of public life.
Drs Frederic and Susan Rowe are physicians by trade. They have worked locally in their region, state, and into the nations heeding their call to intercessory worship and prayer. They are the co-founders of the USA and Global Watch Transform World Celebration Challenge facilitators, “Trumpet Call to Nations”.
Apostle Arleen Westerhof is the co-senior pastor of the God’s Embassy Church in Amsterdam together with her husband Dick. Arleen is the Founder and Facilitator of the Netherlands Prophetic Council, where she trains and raises up national-level prophets. She is also an advisor to the Coalition for Apostolic Reformation, CAR.
Apostle Dalyop Gwom is a prophetic psalmist who hears from the throne room of God and downloads new prophetic songs for nations. A multi-instrumentalist who was born and raised in Jos, Plateau state of Nigeria.
Apostle Janet Brann-Hollis – Ruach Ministries is a Prophetic and Marketplace Ministry called to equip and bring healing to the body of Christ, provide prophetic direction, hearing God for purpose, and to enable them to walk out their God-given destiny. She specialises in assisting pastors and leaders in the raising up of the local church prophet and establishing prophetic teams.
Dr Pearl Kupe is an attorney and international consultant to world leaders and international organisations. She is the international president of the Global Forum for Women Entrepreneurs (www.gfwe.co.za). Email email@example.com or visit www.pearlkupe.co.za
We look forward to having you join us as we make prophetic declarations to usher South Africa in her Isaiah 43:19 destiny and redemptive purpose.
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