The Herald (Harare)

26 February 2013

Zimbabwe: Stop Fighting God's Messengers

Once again I welcome you to this wisdom platform where divine solutions are given to today's challenges and problems. The world is looking for answers on a daily basis for issues of life. God be given the glory for He has raised shepherds after His own heart that have come into this world to replace the ark of the Old Testament, Jeremiah 3:15-17.

Men of power, men of integrity, men who pay special and particular attention to the voice of God, men of prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa's calibre. Matthew 10:34 says, "Think not that I am come to send peace in earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

"For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.

"And a man's foes shall be they of his household."

From this passage of the scriptures, Jesus is saying the world has its own principles, it has its own way of doing things.

Jesus had come with a new way of doing things and it is totally conflicting with what the world already knew.

Before anything happens, Jesus is warning people not to be perplexed in the future if they are going to witness divisions in the world because of His new principles.

If change is resisted, division and splits are inevitable.

Jesus knew that the old is not ready and willing to be renewed, it would rather die old without receiving the new. Proud to be a Grade Seven graduate, not willing to get further education through correspondences due to pride. I see elderly people being medically treated by junior and young doctors.

I witnessed our old citizens being driven by young boys in taxis and buses, I saw them even sleeping along the journey confiding in the young driver.

To my utter surprise, when a young man in stature is empowered with the spiritual endowments of God and is mandated to take the good news to the elderly, I see them shaking their heads turning down the best from God.

In this regard they shun the offer hoping to see someone as ancient as they are coming from God with their message. Jesus is saying better the old be divided from the new if change is resisted.

In the womb of eternity, destinies are being manufactured, nations are birthed. If the master plan of Jesus is resisted, God will move the cloud to another nation.

A man's foes shall be those of his household. Vakayamwa zamhu rimwechete newe are the worst enemies than those from the outside.

I was watching with utter amazement at the fulfilment of the word of God. Our own people, even the Christian community, are attacking the miracles of Jesus Christ in this country.

Some are even writing about it as the signs of the end times. The time comes to an end because Jesus performed miracles through prophet Makandiwa?

They become last days because the sick are healed and deliverances are taking place? They become the last days when people resist God in a nation and in such high dimensions!

If a man is cast out of a denomination and he moves out of it with all the angels of God can we call that end times? What is it that is in a man that even God chooses to stand by him with a host of angels?

Splits, confusion and divisions could be the works of Jesus in our midst if change is resisted. In our ministry today we no longer need or hire media personnel, we are having them for free.

All we are asking from them is that if they choose to voluntarily work for us, let them come, we sit down with them and train them on how to tell the truth.

Jesus had His media guys, the Pharisees. These guys could leave their fields, wives and children and follow Jesus 24/7.

It is unfortunate that they were following in what they didn't believe in. Jesus never forced someone to follow Him, even this day He is not forcing anyone.

Matthew 9:17 Neither do men put new wine into old bottles: else the bottles break, and the wine runneth out, and the bottle perish: but they put new wine into new bottles, and both are preserved.

The gospel of Jesus is that kind of the gospel that fights the old. Every time you see the breaking of something, it is due to some resistance. Our minds have to be renewed in order for us to be able to accept the new concepts without breaking. Why all this breaking in our churches, the body of Christ?

Our old way of understanding God is disadvantaging us. Our minds are fixated on poverty such that accepting the prosperity gospel it is a challenge.

We have never known God healing people in such manners and delivering them like in these days, still yet our minds are finding it difficult to comprehend it. Rom 1:28 says, and even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient. If people continue resisting God their hearts will become reprobate and eventually God will surrender them.

For the revival to take place in a nation, it is God responding to the people's prayer. Israel cried and prayed to God due to bondage at the hands of their Egyptian taskmasters and God heard them.

Exodus 2:23 Their deliverance came because they had cried to God. God sent them Moses, a revivalist of their time. Moses came as an answer to the prayers of the people. God said to Moses he will be like a god unto Pharaoh, Exodus 7:1,meaning Moses will be able to do what God could do to Pharaoh.

The whole Israel had never known a man who could perform such special and creative miracles like Moses. He was like God to them. Whatever he said, exactly it was the very thing that was going to happen.

He performed miracles that even meant the death of Pharaoh's people to understand that God was at work through Moses. The Pharaohs of this generation will believe the power of God when they lose something they love dearly, history has a tendency of repeating itself. Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa is an answer to our prayers. Whatever God is using him to do that is what we have been praying for.

To the pastors and the so-called men of the clothes out there (Pharisees), the time has come for you to embrace the truth and stop employing the world in trying to arrest the work of God. John 16:1-4says: "These things have I spoken unto you, that you should not be offended. They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think he doeth God service.

"And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me." Already we are no longer in the synagogues as we were cast out.

We left the synagogue and the church people are following and desiring to kill the works of God that is pathetic. John 6:28 says, "Then said they unto Him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God? And Jesus answered and said unto them, this is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He hath send."

If you have a true desire to work for God, don't fight the work of God, but instead believe and promote the one He has sent.

Pastor Takura Rukwati is a pastor with the united Family International Church.

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