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2012 – Together in Diversity

We are into about the 2 years of “window dressing”so far. There are at least another 5 years before the “window dressing” period will end and a greater clarity will come. We MUST NOT get impatient. The Lord wants us to get to the place of functioning together IN DIVERSITY. There are 2 main groups. One group has to re-acknowledge the gifting in the other group. The traditional white grouping are very agitated and pioneering and ready to go with anything. They need to learn how to translate this agitation into servanthood versus direct overt leading. They have to learn to influence and undergird other people groups in their functions. The present government(s) need to come to the realisation that there are other available talents that they need to start using otherwise the wheels of effective government and service will certainly come off. Government will be pressured and come to a place where they are forced to meet with these people with the necessary gifts and talents EVEN if it is in secret. They people they meet with will also HAVE to keep their role “under covers” and not make it public. This will not be a requirement from government, but a requirement from the Lord as He wants them to SERVE them with these gifts and abilities. They are to serve the nation and not flaunt it from podiums – this is a key. This is what Moletsi Mbeki will advocate. He is an irritation to government at present, but his present function is just to plant seeds. He has a far more balanced opinion. This ultimately has to do with the ability of the different groupings to submit one to another in service. This phase is still hidden – there are no definites to the road ahead.

We cannot separate the government and the church. When the manifestation of witchcraft starts taking place, the function of the church is to observe and keep quiet and not to go into overdrive to topple principalities and powers. The church must, however, DOUBLE it’s efforts to equip the body in this time. The witchcraft is coming to the forefront because it is manifesting in a last ditch effort to maintain it’s hold on power. Witchcraft and demons always manifest when they are on their way OUT and NOT when they are on their way in (this happens in secret). We sense that their is a void being left by this release and we panic to fill the space. We totally underestimate the fabric of the Godliness of the people of this nation. If we’re looking for things to do, then we have to do the following: EQUIP the labourers. The harvest is ready, but the labourers are few. The harvest is in a state and numerical capacity that it has NEVER been before in the history of this nation. This is a huge opportunity. We have to run that hidden road so that we can undergird the entire nation as the Church of Jesus Christ. We must prepare ourselves for a time that is going to need more and more of our attention and for that we are going to need to be supernaturally energised. This is of particular relevance to those of the Church that want to equip the saints versus those who entertain the saints. We have to get the saints inspired for their call and purposes in life. The Lord will have to show us how to function in equipping teams so that this (the equipping) can take place in a far larger capacity and to much greater degree than is presently taking place. This is an extremely important phase for us as the Church. Much evangelism has been done. The equipping will get the saints ready for their productivity and effectiveness. This equipping must take place across all boundaries – not just in the traditional Sunday church setting and especially in the market place.

There is a danger in trying to meld everyone into one people group. Each people group have very specific callings, talents and strengths and out of this diversity serving each other effectivity will come. We have to encourage accurately and not fall into the humanistic trap of everyone being “boeties” together doing as we say. We have to be very sensitive to how the different cultural groups have been brought together in one nation to function together through diversity.