- Created: Wednesday, 30 May 2018 16:28
Prophecy by Cindy Jacobs over Zimbabwe on the 18th of May 2018, during the Leaders Seminar held at East-end Hall, Harare Showgrounds
If my people will come together and pray which you are doing, the Lord will say:
You are going to see incredible things to happen, you are going to see, as you stand for Israel and if the President will move the embassy and bless and accept an Ambassador from Israel the drought will break, there will be such an amazing blessing, many, many, many companies that are trying to decide “will we invest in Zimbabwe or not? What will we do?
And the Lord would say:
You are going to see that I am going to do many surprising things: for this is the season of suddenlies for Zimbabwe, this is the time of acceleration.
So the Lord said it’s the time to rejoice! It is time to look up because He opened heaven and the redemption draws near for the nation,
And the Lord would say:
Look and see the tourism is going to open up: many hotels are going to be built.
The Lord says:
The airport will expand: there will be a big expansion take place and even look to China because China is going to come invest into Zimbabwe and not only build, help with the airport but with the a new sports stadium.
The Lord says:
There is a new thing coming. God says they are going to come from around the world, major corporations and
The Lord would say:
I want to bring a healing to this nation.
But the Lord gives a warning:
If you go to sleep, if you do not stay on point, if you do not keep praying, the Lord says it will go backwards very rapidly. So you must stand, you must intercede, you must be a watchmen and not relax you cannot relax at this hour.
This is a critical hour, I see this like as a woman about to have a baby and the woman is in transition and many times the woman at that time decide “no I do not want to have this baby” but you are going to have the baby, so whether it will be a healthy baby or healthy new nation or not will depend on the Church.
The Church is the deciding factor for this nation. I want to say that again, Pastors: this is the hour that the Lord is putting a great responsibility upon you. Why? Because He trusts you. He trusts you.
Many of you have been through suffering; you have known persecution but doesn’t my word say, says the Lord “Blessed are you when men persecute you and say everything evil about you; rejoice rejoice for so they persecuted the prophets”.
So the Lord would say:
It is the new time! It is the new season!
And the Lord would say:
If you will continue to pray…and notice there is a condition to this- the continuation of prayer meetings.
In fact the Lord is telling me that it’s very important for the 24hr houses of prayer to continue and even greater ones to do.
In fact this is what the Lord is showing me:
You will have like a torch that would be like ah ah you know ah, like the Olympians might use but you know – “electric”, and you will assign different Churches and they will take one week of fasting and prayer.
And the Lord says:
The light must never go out (Leviticus 9). The fire must burn continually on the alter and if the fire burns continually on the alter and you will come into unity and do this, pass the torch Church to Church to Church to Church,
The Holy Spirit says:
That you will keep the open heavens for there is still a great war over Zimbabwe. The Leviathan spirit wants to conquer and divide; even politically, want to say I am of this person and I am this person and for that reason, I am not going to prophecy who should be President as yet and the Lord might tell me to but right now He has told me I feel in my spirit I know, but the Lord told me its time for the people to decide. Its time for you to listen to the Holy Spirit and this is very important.
As a prophet, you never want to control you know, you don’t want to be controlling, you want to be a prophet you want to say what God says but it is very important to be cautious and careful.
But I would say this;
The Lord says that you are coming into a season where I will raise up a leader not a dictator but someone that will give freedom for all…this is a good time.
Referencing from Matthew 28:16-18
Go therefore make a disciple of Zimbabwe; that Zimbabwe should look like heaven. It should be a kingdom nation. A kingdom nation is free from poverty. A kingdom nation is free racism; a kingdom nation is free from even the pain of the past.
Because the Name of the Lord is The Ancient of Days, and so in this season;
He wants to wipe out the pain of the persecution, the exploitation even from colonialism but He wants you to be able to come to such a place of healing which I know is a difficult thing because there has been a lot of injustice but the Lord wants you to come to a place where you can shake the dust of the past off your feet. You not going to be marked by what was yesterday; you remember what was yesterday; the Lord is not saying forget but God says its a new dispensation, it’s a new thing, this is a new nation. God is doing is doing new things. you celebrate your legacy but you are excited about the future. Amen…We celebrate the future but we know the scripture says remember not the former things, I am doing a new thing.
So there will be a day, if you continue to pray (I keep saying that) there will be a day that you will be soooo blessed.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. Amen.
One day, if you pray, that will happen in Zimbabwe, it will be 1 Zimbabwe Dollar per 1 United States Dollar.
- Created: Wednesday, 18 April 2018 12:01
In this season of commemorating the heroic attainment of political independence and sovereignty, the message of reconciliation should be at the core of reflections in the Journey of Rebuilding Hope, Confidence and Stability towards a united, just and prosperous nation-the Zimbabwe We Want. Reconciliation should be embraced both as a process but much more as an outcome, it reveals the ultimate end or desire-restoration.
- Created: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 05:10
Informed by the basis of its integral mission, the church takes a conscious and deliberate effort to promote the effective participation of Christians in every day and public life. The Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe as part of the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations in particular and of the body of Christ in general has been working to promote the participation of Christians in all aspects of life in general, and in particular in the electoral process. Through these efforts, the EFZ has been running a Campaign called #PrayRegisterVote, which essentially seeks to encourage Christians to be part of the election process by engaging at the very least in 3 specific actions which are; praying registering and voting
Through this campaign, EFZ recognizes that the journey towards the Zimbabwe We Want compels every Zimbabwean to action. In this electoral season, every Zimbabwean has a duty and responsibility to their country to actively participate and #PrayRegisterVote!!!
Photos from the Launch Event
- Created: Thursday, 16 November 2017 06:28
ZIMBABWE BETWEEN A CRISIS AND A KAIROS (OPPORTUNITY):
THE PASTORAL MESSAGE OF THE CHURCHES ON THE CURRENT SITUATION
DATE: 15 NOVEMBER 2017
Luke 19:41-44 41 As he came near and saw the city, he wept over it, 42 saying, “If you, even you, had only recognized on this day the things that make for peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes. 43 Indeed, the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up ramparts around you and surround you, and hem you in on every side. 44 They will crush you to the ground, you and your children within you, and they will not leave within you one stone upon another; because you did not recognize the time of your opportunity (KAIROS) from God.”
1. The Moment of Truth
Many Zimbabweans are confused and anxious about what has transpired and continues to unfold in our nation. While the changes have been rapid in the last few days, the real deterioration has been visible for everyone to see for a long time, especially during the public political rallies of the ruling party, coupled with the deteriorating socio-economic situation.
On the 30th of October 2017, during the signing ceremony of the Memorandum of Association between Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference and the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, it was again highlighted that the abrasive and exclusionary politics, the increased use of ethnic identities dominating the public discourse, especially at the public political rallies and in the media, would further fragment and threaten the already weak cohesion of our society.
Now we have reached a new chapter in the history of our nation.
As we look at this situation as the Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (ZHOCD), we are reminded of the warning of Jesus in Luke 19:41-44. Jesus weeps over Jerusalem when he saw the catastrophe of its destruction and the massacre of the people that was imminent, “because they had not recognized their opportunity (KAIROS) when God offered it” (Lk 19: 44).
We see the current situation not just as a crisis in which we are helpless. We see the current arrangement as an opportunity for the birth of a new nation. Our God created everything out of chaos. In order for something new to be born we need to clearly define our problem. Proper naming of the problem will give us a clear sense of where we must go as a nation.
2. What is the nature of our problem
It may be easy to describe our problem in terms of the economy and the accompanying myriad of social challenges. But all these are manifestations or symptoms of a deeper disease that has affected the nation for a long time. This was the challenge of the loss of TRUST in the legitimacy of our national processes and institutions. There is a strong sense that our hard-earned Constitution is not being taken seriously. There is not enough confidence whether the separation of the three arms of the State, the Executive, the Legislature and the Judiciary are functioning in proper relationships of checks and balances. There is a deep concern that there seem to be no clear distinction between the ruling party and the Government. There is concern that the priorities of the poor have become relegated to charity of those who have access to national resources without proper commitment to addressing the root-causes of these problems. There is a general feeling that the wheels of democracy have become stuck in the mud of personalized politics where the generality of the citizenry plays an insignificant role. It is this lack of democratic renewal and the resulting stagnation, sterility and fatigue that has culminated in the current situation.
3. Everyone implicated
To be fair, this situation is not only the doing of the ruling party and Government. It is also the result of the connivance of the different arms of the state and complicity of the Church and Civil Society. All of us at some point failed to play our roles adequately. The Church has lost its prophetic urge driven by personality cults and superstitious approaches to socio-economic and political challenges. Civil Society over time has become focused on survival and competition and lost the bigger picture of the total emancipation of the population. But the current situation is also a result of the many people in the ruling party who feel outdone, who enjoyed unbridled access to the trough of patronage. Journalists fanned the politics of hatred by giving it prime space in the name of sales and profits. All Zimbabweans must take some blame for our current situation.
4. What should be done?
The Church makes the following calls:
4.1 Call to Prayer for the Nation
We call the nation to a moment of prayer for repentance, deep reflection and discernment. We all need to go before God and ask God to forgive us for ways in which we contributed to the situation through neglect or wrong action. We need individual and collective deep reflection on what this means for all of us as individuals, families, churches and the nation. We need to find meaning in this situation. We also need to collectively and individually discern the next direction for us as a nation.
4.2 Call to Calm and Peace
Right now, there is not enough information and many people are peddling opinions as facts. Some misinformation is causing despondency and fear. We are calling for peace and calm. Let us not sensationalize the situation but encourage calm and be modest in our engagement.
4.3 Call for the Respect of Human Dignity
We are aware that the Zimbabwe Defense Forces is currently managing the situation. But we want to make it clear to them that it is their responsibility to ensure that human dignity and rights are respected. This is not a time to allow for lawlessness and vindictive and selective application of the law.
4.4 Call for a Transitional Government of National Unity
The Zimbabwe Defense Forces have stressed that theirs is not a military coup, but an effort to manage the current situation. In the light of this position, we are calling for the formalization of a transitional government of national unity that will oversee the smooth transition to a free and fair election.
4.5 Call for National Dialogue
Finally, we are calling the nation to a table of dialogue. The current situation gives as an opportunity to reach out to each other. There is no way we are going to go back to the political arrangements we had some days ago. We are in a situation that cannot be solved by anything other than dialogue. This dialogue cannot only happen within the ruling party. What we need is a National Envisioning Platform (NEP) that will capture the aspirations of all the sectors of society. The church alongside other stakeholders in the private sector, academia, and other spheres can establish a NEP as an inclusive space to enable Zimbabweans from all walks of life to contribute towards a democratic transition to the Zimbabwe We Want.
Finally, the Church derives its mandate from its stature as a sign of hope in a situation of despair and discouragement. God has put the Church in the nation so that it can be a conduit for the healing of the nation. God has promised that: “If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14). We are the people of God who are being called to champion the spirit of reconciliation. The Church is made up of those who have been reconciled to God and hence is called to be a sign of this reconciliation by calling the nation to reconciliation. Zimbabweans can find each other again as they did in the 1960s and 1970s when they joined hands against the colonial forces; Zimbabweans can find each other again like they did when the signed the Unity Accord and stopped the self-destruction in Matabeleland and Midlands; Zimbabweans can find each other again like they did when the produced the current national Constitution; when they shared power during the Government of National Unity; there is no chasm that is too big not to be crossed through the power of reconciliation. Without reconciliation and openness to a process of shared national envisioning, we are all doomed.
We can either take the current situation as a mere crisis to be resolved by a winner-takes-all mentality or we use this as an opportunity for us to find one another to build something that is permanently healing for our nation. The first option spells disaster for us and future generations. The second option allows us to embrace our situation as a Kairos, an opportunity given to us by God to dream together that another Zimbabwe is possible!
“If you, even you, would only recognize on this day the things that make for peace!” Luke 19:42
Bishop Ishmael Mukuwanda
Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations Chairman
Zimbabwe Council of Churches President
Dr Shingi Munyeza – ZHOCD Vice Chair – EFZ President
Pastor Blessing Makwara – ZHOCD Executive Secretary
Bishop Michael Bhasera – ZCBC President
Bishop Nuwere Mangwiro – UDACIZA President
Dr Kenneth Mtata – ZCC General Secretary
Fr Fradereck Chiromba – ZCBC General Secretary
Rev Edson Tsvakai – UDACIZA General Secretary