Divine intervention needed in SA

2015-12-02 06:00

OUR country, South Africa, appears to be at the cross roads, it may even be in the midst of a crisis.

Slow economic growth has been the order of the day. University students protesting for reasons that are most legitimate. This is however, expected to lead to many other issues in the country.

The recent coal miners strike almost brought industry in this country to a halt. Fortunately, it was hastily resolved.

Hazardous silicosis experienced by the gold miners. Many have already succumbed to this disease, many more will in the future. Compensation is expected to run into billions.

All of the above is indeed justified.

Eskom is in shambles.

The Post Office is again running a huge deficit. Workers have not been fully paid.

Corruption among senior government officials is rife.

The SAPS is not fully functional as the country’s primary law enforcement agency.

Drought conditions are prevalent in our country and if it persists spells catastrophe for all - human and animals. Is this not a classical example of “fiddle while Rome burns”.

The question is, can anyone or body of persons do anything about this situation, respectfully, I doubt it. The government, neither the ANC, nor DA, nor EFF will have any long-term solutions to these very serious issues.

I urge recognised religious leaders to gather their respective communities and pray and seek divine intervention to the insurmountable problems facing this country.

As a Christian I urge recognised Christian leaders, among others to gather their congregations together and call a solemn assembly as instructed in the Word of the Lord. Joel 1:14-16.

“Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the Lord your God, and cry unto the Lord.”

The Word of God also instructs us in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

“The watchman said, the morning cometh, and also the night: if ye will enquire, inquire ye: return, come.” Isaiah 21:12.

Nkosi Sikelel iAfrika.

Logan govender Pietermaritzburg

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