Remarkable changes are taking place in Zimbabwe. Let’s look at recent events.

Recent history
Tuesday November 14th
According to a post on Scott Marques’ Facebook page church leaders ‘had the joy of being lead by the President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, Dr Shingi Munyeza – at the national AGM – in what felt like extraordinarily sincere repentance by the church. We turned away from all trust in man, all trust in money, all idolatry, all hatred, all corruption, all greed, all bitterness, and all sin which has had devastating sway in the church, let alone the nation as a whole. We cried out to God that He would work out His purposes WITH US, and then THROUGH US to the nation. I was greatly inspired by this genuine humility and faith.’

Scott continues: ‘Two of my favourite sentences from Cindy Jacobs’ prophecy for Zimbabwe from many years ago, over which I often reflect are :

(1) ‘The river is going to flow through Zimbabwe and I see a powerful torrent of water, a mighty rushing torrent, many fish.’
and
(2)’..this army will be used to stop war and bloodshed.’

Wednesday November 15th.
The Zimbabwean army takes over the radio and television stations and surrounds Robert Mugabe’s residence, putting him under house arrest.

Sunday November 20th
Robert Mugabe is stripped of his leadership of ZanuPF. He later speaks to the nation but refuses to step down as president.

Tuesday November 22nd
Impeachment proceedings being put in place.

Liberty will come to that nation in the space of one day
I have recently been reminded of a prophecy brought by Ginny Burgin, a respected prophet in the Newfrontiers family of churches, in June 2002 at the annual Newfrontiers Leaders Conference in Brighton.

Simon Pettit (who was bringing apostolic oversight to the Newfrontiers churches in Zimbabwe at that time) invited the Zimbabweans onto the platform during the prayer meeting. PJ Smyth gave a report on Zimbabwe and the dire state of the political and economic situation there. However he also gave a positive report on what God was doing in the church in the midst of hardship. Another leader, Mbonisi, thanked the Newfrontiers family for its support. Then another came and gave a number of prayer points for Zimbabwe and the churches there. This was followed by prayer during which Ginny Burgin brought this prophetic word:

 ‘I saw the word “Zimbabwe” in a big thick cloud of black smoke and I felt as if God wanted me to say that the stench has arisen to his nostrils, the abomination of the sin and pride of man. And just as Abel’s blood cried out from the ground so it is as though a piercing cry from the very ground of that nation rings in my ears. And I hear the cry. I hear the cry and you have such a great high priest in whom and through whom righteousness and peace have kissed together and from whom flows forth justice like many waters and this night I write righteousness, peace, and justice over that land.

Righteousness, peace, and justice let it be written over that land. And I am writing on the hearts of the evangelists the word “Zimbabwe.” And many from many nations will go and that place will not be dry and barren and ransacked and desolate but that place will know the free fall of many waters, that place will know many many rivers, that whole continent will open up for I have written my word by the power of my Spirit over it. And I tell you, liberty will come to that nation in the space of one day.’

Pray!
One day! How should we respond to current events in the light of these prophetic words? Do we just thank God and wait? I don’t see that in scripture; we seem to be called to pray the fulfilment of prophecy into being.

Referring to the prophecy in Jeremiah 25:12 foretelling the people of their deliverance from the Babylonian captivity we read in Daniel 9:2,3

‘In the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived in the books the number of years that, according to the word of the Lord to Jeremiah the prophet, must pass before the end of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years. Then I turned my face to the Lord God, seeking him by prayer and pleas for mercy with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.’

What did Daniel do? Did he sit back and say that fulfilment was inevitable? No! He prayed!

Be like Daniel
I believe that now is the time for us to stand with our brothers and sisters in Zimbabwe by taking hold of these prophecies concerning Zimbabwe and praying them into being. Will you join me and thousands of others around the world to see this evil regime removed and for the nation to be restored?

Let us join them in praying for ‘kings and all those in authority that we may lead peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness’ (1 Tim 2:2).

 

 

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