We need a God-fearing nation

As a Christian, I was thrilled when I heard the President-in-Waiting, Morgan Tsvangirai, saying on TV, We need a God-fearing nation as part of the MDC manifesto.

Every Zimbabwean must embrace this principle because the absence of the fear of God in those leading us since 1980 is what has taken us to where we are today. The Bible says, The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.

I hope the MDC president and the entire MDC meant it with all their hearts when they made it part of their manifesto. I am deeply saddened by what is happening in our country. But it all comes back to one thing. Our government leaders have never acknowledged God as the Supreme Being in Zimbabwe.

They have never had the fear of God in their hearts.  That is one reason why we had the embarrassing when our government leaders believed the claims of a traditional healer who told that there was diesel coming out of a rock in Chinhoyi. Our leaders have given themselves to the devil. The devil is controlling their every strategy of survival as a government. Jesus said, The devil comes to kill, steal and destroy. (John 10 vs 10)

We see in Zanu (PF) today the devil-inspired men and women. They lie through their teeth, they destroy – they have destroyed the economy, they destroyed people’s livelihood when they embarked on Murambatsvina and many other atrocities they embark on when everyone is asleep. They can even destroy your conscience. They kill and they steal. I’m not writing this article to raise people’s anger against our government. I’m writing this so we can see the kind of a battle we are in-it’s a spiritual battle, and we need to fight it from a spiritual angle as well. After all we need to pray for these people-for they do not know what they are doing. The devil is upon them. They need deliverance.

The battle is mine, not yours says the Lord.

I call upon every Zimbabwean wherever you are to realize that we need God to take us out of this quagmire and to take our country beyond its former glory. Let us pray for our leaders in the struggle to freedom, the MDC leadership. I know many Christians will say how can we be so political to the extent of praying for the opposition?

But are we being so political when we stand in that booth and vote for the opposition? I believe there are so many mighty men and women of God who have voted for the opposition. Why not take a step further and pray for the leaders we believe in to take Zimbabwe to where we all want it to be. Of course, we still need to pray for the leaders in the current government, but our prayers for them are different-we need to pray for their deliverance.

These men ought to know that there is God in heaven. They need to know that they don’t have a license to torture and kill as they wish. They need to know that Zimbabwe is for Zimbabweans and not just for the Zanu (PF) leadership. Righteousness exalts a nation but sin is a curse on any nation. Their selfishness has caused so much pain to defenceless people. Their acts of wickedness have created so many graves, so many widows, orphans and broken hearts in our midst. They have created disunity even among families. These people need to repent.

One tool that the devil uses is fear. Many agree that Zanu (PF) is very good at this.

As Zimbabweans we need to pray that God may give our leaders in the opposition courage.

I understand the pressure that Tsvangirai faces, together with his family. He needs the prayers of Zimbabweans. Above all at this juncture he also needs the counsel of not only security experts and political leaders but also mature men and women of God.

We need a team of prayer warriors praying for every leader at every structure in the movement.

If God is on our side, who can ever be against us? Nobody; not even Zanu (PF) with all its degrees in violence. God bless Zimbabwe. May His divine will be done.

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