Isa. 59:19;’ When the enemy comes in like a flood,
The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him.” NKJV
During our time of prayer and waiting on God for His plans and purposes for the nation of South Africa in 2013 we received this word regarding the Church and politics. For the complete word click the link below.
“Political and Community
Many will stop looking to the government for answers but will turn to the church. Political leaders in the communities will start to develop stronger ties with churches and church leaders. Politicians will increase to attend churches during 2013. A rising number of church leaders will become advisors to politicians.
Ramaphosa turns to the church
Rustenburg – ANC deputy president Cyril Ramaphosa has called on Christians to stand up against rape and corruption.
Ramaphosa said Christians needed to “become the moral conscience of our country” and act as agents to raise the moral consciousness of the nation.
He was speaking in Rustenburg at the Pentecostal Holiness Church’s centennial celebrations.
Ramaphosa told nearly 500 congregants that South Africa was a “Lord-fearing nation, a God-fearing country”.
“We also need to be the moral conscience of our country when it comes to respect for women and acting against rapists. We as Christians need to become the moral conscience of our country,” he said.
Ramaphosa, who started and ended his speech with a “hallelujah”, said: “This country cares for the Lord. It recognises the importance of the Lord and the hegemony of the Lord.”
After saying “hallelujah” at the start of his speech, Ramaphosa broke into a popular Christian song, which has some of the following lyrics: If you believe and I believe / And we together pray / The Holy Spirit must come down / And Africa will be saved.
Said Ramaphosa: “This country requires leadership. It requires its consciousness to be raised.
“There is no better agent than Christians and the church to raise the morals, the moral consciousness of our nation,” he said.
“It falls on us, as Christians. We must say this is a sin. This is a crime. Rape is a sin and it is a crime. We are the ones as Christians who must stand up and say, corruption, we will never accept it, because it is a sin. It is a crime.”
Please Pray For:
- Pray for the Politacal leaders of South Africa to turn to Christ
- Praise the Lord for His hand upon the Nation
- Godly Christian Leaders to rise into Government and Lead in integrity.
Let us then raise the standard in Prayer