BY HUMPHREY MTANDWA
Zimbabwe has been in a season of transition for a long time and now is the time for her deliverance, but if the citizens don’t stand and resist we will continue living as victims of demonic systems. A victim of abuse can be blinded that they start believing there is nothing else to life outside of the abusive relationship they are in. Some of the victims start thinking their abusers are their saviours and they don’t qualify for anything more than what they have. A lot of times people assume abuse is only in the context of marriage but abuse can be even in a workplace, in a nation, in church or any place you can think of.
A nation’s soul can be a victim of abuse from negative demonic powers (A nation’s soul is its core that allows it to be productive, it can be its infrastructure or people). The people in that nation, instead of standing against these principalities and powers may become like a frog in the boiling water. When you introduce a frog to boiling water, it will immediately jump out, but if you place the frog in cold water and slowly turn up the heat the frog will remain in that water until it boils to death.
Apostle Paul says don’t be ignorant of the devices of the enemy and he makes a call out to believers to understand there is a war around us. The war is against the devil and his princes who destroy a nation by slowly adding the heat. The people of the nation have adjusted but should we adjust to difficulties or we must take a stand and resist? It is sad how such a proud people and nation, like the frog, adjust to austere conditions until we assume it’s normal to live in such difficult conditions.
We need to understand how to wage war and reclaim Zimbabwe’s position as the Jewel of Africa. If the nation does not resist, the devil will keep adding heat, thereby making things even harder. Daniel showed us how to deal with princes when he stood for his nation in the place of prayer. The fight is not with those in authority even Paul says pray for your leaders. John Wesley said “it seems as if God will not do anything unless man pray”. When was the last time you prayed for your nation? Prayer is not about which political party you belong to, it’s about establishing God’s will. A victim of abuse can add make-up to hide the scars, but make-up will never cover the wounds of the heart. Unless addressed, these wounds can bring great torment and distress to the victim. Studies have shown how women who are abused are prone to become more addicted to pain and some have been killed because the abuser eventually loses control. In a nation that is abused, the people can try to hide their scars but, the hidden hurts of the heart can torment and lead to civil unrest.
God knows what every nation requires for its people to live in prosperity and enjoy the good of the land. But unless people pray the enemy will, or may continue to make things difficult. The abuser may even guarantee change but a few days later the victim is subjected to the same abuse. The princes and powers should be dislodged or the nation will continue to bleed. The responsibility to pray is for every believer who desires to live prosperously and peacefully within their nation.
A clarion call is going out and it’s a call to prayer. The Bible also says in 2 Chronicles 7:14 “If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” The Lord wants to release Zimbabwe but then it’s a believers responsibility to pray. May God bless our nation!
- Humphrey Mtandwa is an anointed minister of the gospel and teacher of the Word based in South Africa. He has written several books including The Enoch Generation, Truthfulness and Theophany. He blogs at mtandwa.blogspot.com and can be contacted via e-mail or WhatsApp on +27 610286350.