ZIMBABWE is on the brink of a major economic breakthrough with industries getting back to maximum production and the unemployed multitudes returning to work, preacher Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has said.
Independent analysts have predicted tough times ahead for Zimbabweans as the country's economy continues to struggle following last year's elections which were won by President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party but dismissed as fraudulent by the opposition.
Not quite, said charismatic preacher Makandiwa as he was addressing an estimated 160,000 people at his United Family International Church's all-night event dubbed Judgment Night 2 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare early Sunday morning.
The giant stadium was filled to the rafters with those who could not get in accommodated in the nearby B Arena with organisers forced to create an additional overflow area for the huge crowd.
Zimbabweans will cry no more, Makandiwa told his followers.
"I see in the helm of the spirit that this nation will not go back to where it was," he said.
"God is giving this nation a better platform. We need to pray now for this. As we experience the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, he will begin to resurrect this country.
"Industries shall begin to run again. I see production. You shall remember these words. You will be able to move around the city and be able to do your shopping even during the night.
"Industries shall no longer be closing shop, selling goods in the afternoon and in the evening. You shall see it happening in your lifetime.
"Jesus is following us, coming to a place of recovering us from the graveyard, restoring us back to our position."
Instead of complaining, Zimbabweans must invite Jesus to lead them forward, he added.
"Nobody shall lay his filthy hands on you from tonight. Jesus is coming to that place to restore us. We were there for a very long time, suffering for a very long time," he said.
"You are going to present this nation before God and begin to plead the blood of Jesus over the policies, the economy and relationships. You will know and you will see that this God is alive."
The UFIC leader's spiritual father, Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, said the power of hell that sought to cripple Zimbabwe was being judged.
"So, Zimbabwe will never be the same again," he said. "There is judgment from the Supreme Court of Heaven and the destiny of Zimbabwe is being determined in this Judgment Night."
Prophet Boateng said it was not a coincidence that Judgment Night 2 came a day after the Independence Day celebrations, saying the two events signified the physical and the spiritual wellbeing of the country.
The event was also attended by thousands of international visitors from countries such as Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, the DRC, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Australia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Lesotho, Ukraine, Britain, the United States and Afghanistan.