2021 Unity 40 Days Fasting Sermon: Day 3
ENEMIES ARE CAMPING IN THE COUNTRY BUT THE WATCHMEN ARE COWARDS
2 Kings 6: 8-23 Now the king of Syria was making war against Israel; and he consulted with his servants, saying, “My camp will be in such and such a place.” And the man of God sent to the king of Israel, saying, “Beware that you do not pass this place, for the Syrians are coming down there.” …
Elisha was one of the prophets who was diligent to follow God’s commands. His insight into the spiritual realities was unique as he saw things other people could not. When the Syrians were planning to attack Israel, Elisha found out about it. Every time the king of Syria moved his army or made a decision, Elisha heard it from miles away and told Israel’s king. The king of Israel would move according to Elisha’s directive and evade the enemy. When the king of Syria could not succeed in his mission, he got frustrated and suspected that there was an informer in his camp. He eventually found out that it was actually Elisha who was tracking his moves and made plans to stop him. So he sent horses, chariots, and a great army to the town where Elisha was.
When Elisha’s servant saw the army, he panicked and asked Elisha what to do. Elisha, whose eyes were opened to God physically and spiritually, calmed the young man down and assured him that there were more armies for them than there were for the enemy. Elisha prayed for the young man’s eyes to be opened and he saw that the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. Elisha, again, prayed for the Syrian army to be struck with blindness and they were. He then led the soldiers directly to the king of Israel. The king, at Elisha’s advice, gave them a meal and sent them back home to Syria. So the bands of Syrian raiders came no more into the land of Israel.
Prophets of old played a very big role in national government matters. When the nation of Israel would encounter seasons of distress, they would seek the will of God and teach the leaders how to govern the people according to God’s stipulations. They would also warn leaders of the impending danger and assure people of God’s protection. Things have drastically changed since the ancient days. These days, servants of God allow rulers to apply ungodly principles when governing people. When they see enemies trying to kill the people of the country, they keep quiet and do not warn the leaders of the looming danger. They do not stand on the wall and watch over the city to ensure that enemies do not come in.
Pastors with access to the leaders know that our leaders have missed the mark and have made decisions that endanger the lives of the people, but they are afraid to confront them. When these pastors are given a platform to correct issues they only say irrelevant things that do not benefit anyone. They try to be politically correct and make sure to say things that do not offend anyone. In churches they would rather teach Bible stories and prophecy about future events only. Yes, we are supposed to lead people to Christ so that they ultimately see heaven and enjoy eternity with Him. But that is not the only thing we are called for. We are also supposed to teach people how to deal with issues that are currently causing them anxiety. You cannot just tell people that the situation will soon be over without telling them about the depth of what is going on.
What kind of pastors are afraid to tell leaders that it is wrong to close churches, to take away people’s hopes? The prophets of this country are prophesying people about what is in their fridges or in their wardrobe but they do not warn them of their sins. People as a result do not know that their sins are giving the devil a legal right to bring suffering to the country. You know that it is not the will of God for people not to go church. You know that there are people who are used by the enemy in government positions to perpetuate the killings of people. How can you just keep quiet about it? You cannot even encourage your congregants to stand against something because you are fearful.
Elisha would warn the king about things that threaten the security of Israel. Our pastors cannot even see what is going on. They are comfortable with this disorder. Being comfortable with the world endangers the nation because the enemies will keep camping and doing as they please. We need servants of God who will warn our leaders against the Syrians who have removed prayer from schools. We want pastors who will warn the government against those who have legalized abortion and same sex marriages. They are all enemies of the nation. But then again, how can you identify the enemies if you are also blind? No wonder why this nation is going into the dustbin.
Look at what happened after the Chief Justice prayed against a satanic vaccine. Those who claim to be the servants of God criticized him and declared in public that they did not support him. Yet they have never said anything against the satanic church. They have instead stated that everyone has a right to register a company in South Africa. Which kingdom do you belong to? You have access to those who are in power but you cannot tell them that giving Satan a legal status in this nation is abomination. Just know that if you are chosen to represent God but do not address such issues, you are useless to the nation. People are dying because of you. If you do not warn the wrong doers about their wrongs and they die in their sins, their blood shall be demanded from you (Ezekiel 3:18).
I support the prayer of the Chief Justice and encourage everyone to pray those kinds of prayers. If there is a vaccine that will pave a way for the reign of the beast, let it not pass in the name of Jesus. We cannot blindly receive a vaccine that will alter our DNAs so that we can easily be controlled and traced by people who are trying to be like God. If there is a good vaccine, we are going to take it. If you are one of those who are busy criticizing the Chief Justice, you are the son of the devil. You and your friends who are bringing the name of God into disrepute shall be swept out of the church very soon!
Right now many children of God are paralyzed by fear because the Church is now surrounded by many enemies. Pastors cannot even strengthen people because they are afraid to confront issues. It is natural to be afraid when you are surrounded by enemies. Even Elisha’s servant was afraid when he saw the army surrounding the city. I want you to know that God has dispatched a huge army to be on our side. When I was praying I saw a vast army of angels holding swords. This means that the angels of God are behind us. No matter how fierce the opposition can be, they cannot defeat us. He who is in us is greater than he who is in the world (1 John 4:4). The Holy Spirit in us is greater than all the demons in the world. If God is for us, who can be against us? (Romans 8:31).
They can try to say negative things against us, but who can condemn us if God has already justified us? God approves of our message, so who is it that is speaking against it? When I was seeing the armies during prayer, I was reminded of Matthew 26:53, when Jesus was rebuking Peter after he cut the ear of the servant of the high priest. He said, “Do you think that I cannot now pray to my Father and He will provide Me with more than twelve legions of angels?” This proves that those of God are surrounded by heavenly armies. There is an army that is ever ready every time we pray to the Father. God can also send more than twelve legions of angels to deal with the enemies of our country when we prayer.
Do not be intimidated, child of God. God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Be strong and courageous. Our enemies shall become blind through our prayers and we shall lead them inside Samaria. You will see them in church very soon having repented. I pray that the Lord opens up your eyes so that you can see that the Church is clothed, not naked. If you remain blind, you are going to live in fear and not pray the relevant prayers. Keep on praying and always remember that those who are on our side are more than those who are on our enemies’ side. Be blessed.