South Africa was brought into dramatic focus at the recent CAP 2018 Conference in Miami, Florida, when Shawn Bolz, a prominent United States prophet and author, had a significant word for the nation as well as words of knowledge for a Southans at the event.
Saying that he felt he needed to pray for South Africa, Bolz asked for any South Africans in the arena to stand up. Then, after describing a vision in which he saw Nelson Mandela speaking to Jesus, he said “a double portion generation” is about to rise up in SA, whose people would be able to tackle political issues, understand the resource of SA to the nations. and care deeply about the justice issues of Africa.
“And I felt like I heard the Lord say I am birthing Israel over South Africa and there would be an Israel here from SA,” he said.
Bolz’s word of knowledge was confirmed when one of the South Africans who had stood up revealed that his name was Israel.
Bolz prophesied that the Lord said he was using the young man as a signpost and that he was going to help birth a Hebrew mindset over the SA government and Church.
As he continued to prophesy about resources coming from heaven, he had another word of knowledge, when he said a prophetic anointing was coming to him through his mother — the prophetess Patricia. A woman standing near to Israel confirmed she was his spiritual mother and her name was Patricia.
“The Lord is landing on your family. This season is going to be different,” he said to the family, who Gateway News has identified as Apostle Shammah Apwam and Prophet Patricia Apwam of Glorious Grace Ministries International in Randburg, Johannesburg, and their spiritual son Israel Macoli.
Beginning to prophesy over South Africa, Bolz said he felt the Lord was saying: “The delay for the Church in South Africa is over. The outpouring is already trickling and I see the floodwaters are going to come.”
Speaking to the conference gathering he said that if any of what he prophesied came about it would affect the world.
“What about the covenantal purposes of South Africa?” he asked. What if South Africa becomes God’s change agent for the continent of Africa?”
“I love you South Africa, I love you South Africa,” he concluded.
UPDATE (October 22 2018):
In a comment posted below this story today, Israel Macoli says that during a quiet time prayer encounter with the Lord, about two months before Bolz called him out in Miami, God told him to change his name to Israel.
“By the grace of God, Prophet Shawn Bolz prophesied over me using the name Israel which for me was a confirmation of what God had already told me 2 (Two) months ago.
“And he further confirmed this to me by calling out my Mother’s name Prophet Patricia Apwam,” he writes.