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ENOUGH IS ENOUGH
1 June 2003
Two Law & Order officials arrived at Alderman Charles Mpofuís house.† He was not home, but his wife was.† They wanted to know where he was and demanded his cell number, and then departed.† He is an MDC councilor for Nketa in Bulawayo.
Law & Order officials also visited the house of Mrs D York, but she was not home.
PUT THOU MY TEARS INTO THY BOTTLE
To the children of God in Zimbabwe.† Fear not for the Lord your God has heard your cries - remember the word for these are your cries to the Lord :-
Psalm 56: 6,7,8
' They gather themselves together, they hide themselves, they mark my steps, when they wait for my soul.
Shall they escape by iniquity? In thine anger cast down the people, O God.
Thou tellest my wanderings: put thou my tears into thy bottle: are they not in thy book?'
The Lord has your tears in His bottle, they are in His book.† Stay close to Him.† Do not do like some and use His name in vain when you behold the evils in your land, for that is the way of the cowardly and the wicked to curse the Lord when things go wrong.
PSALM 59 (verses 1-8)††††††††††† The Cry of David - when Saul sent , and they watched the house to kill him
The cry of all the god-fearing, the good Zimbabweans who have suffered and suffer under the rule of the devils of Satan.
"Deliver me from mine enemies O my God: defend me from them that rise up against me.
Deliver me from the workers of iniquity, and save me from bloody men.
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O Lord.
They run and prepare themselves without my fault: awake to help me, and behold.
Thou therefore, O Lord God of Hosts, the God of Israel, awake to visit all the heathen: be not merciful to any wicked transgressors. Selah.
They return at evening: they make a noise like a dog, and go round about the city.
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?
But thou, O Lord, shall laugh at them: thou shalt have all the heathen in derision."
The chosen are citizens of heaven, not of this world.† It is only a little time, then the Lord will be here to rule with a rod of iron.† Until then, He still judges NATIONS, LEADERS AND PEOPLE WHO PUT THOSE LEADERS INTO POWER.
Rulers are put into place by God.† By whatever means, be it election or succession.† However God gives us the right to have a say when a ruler becomes oppressive.† In this case Zimbabwe cried out against Mugabe, but the patently rigged elections reeked of the breath of the hyena that feeds on carrion, it smelt of the sulfur of hell.† Mugabe, in his Satan-driven madness raised up an army of fellow Satan-followers to beat, murder, rape and burn the opposition.† He has done this to get his way ever since he came to power.† The clearly rigged ballot and extra votes 'cast' for him, stuffed into boxes by the minions of the devil, showed the world exactly who he is and who he represents.† A Nazi in the mold of Hitler, using one Ben - Menashe whose vile duplicity is as bad as those Jews who turned from God to follow Baal, Dagon and Ashtoreth.
Here in Zimbabwe, the people did NOT vote in Mugabe.† His government stands as an illegal government before law, before the international community and is clearly illegal in the sight of God Almighty.
Clearly Mugabe and his cronies are guilty of all these things - living like kings in mansions and stolen farms while the population starve with over two million refugees and one million made homeless inside the country.
By: Harold Richards - Director of Counselling & Communications, Bible Broadcasting Network. USA.
Why do Christians try to get morality put into law?
There are times that people will ask, "Since we live in a pluralistic society in our country, why do Christians try to get their morality put into law?" Or they will ask, "Why do Christians back certain candidates for office?"
The answers to these questions involve much Bible study and knowledge of the Word. As we read the history of Israel in the Old Testament, we see that Israel either flourished or languished depending on the leadership that was present. When Israel had a leader that "did that which was right in the sight of the Lord," the Lord blessed Israel. On the other hand, when the leadership was sinful, Israel suffered under the hand of God, and became all the more sinful as a nation.
As long as Israel obeyed the Lord, the promise to Israel in Deuteronomy 28 was one of blessing. However, almost twice as much of that chapter speaks of the cursing that would come upon the land when it chose to disobey the Lord. In other words, the nation was dealt with according to its moral conduct, with that conduct being measured by the law of the Lord. Since we are told in I Cor. 10:11 "Now† all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. " we need to heed the warning! God says, in essence, "Obey my law and be blessed, but disobey my law and be cursed!"
It follows to reason, that a person who studies and believes the Bible would want godly leaders in office and Godís law as the rule of the land. It is not a matter of legislating morality. Every ruling body legislates some kind of morality, but it is a matter of accepting Godís law as the authority for our lives and the law for our land. That does not mean that every person in the land must be a Bible believing Christian, or attend a Bible believing church. (However, it would be wonderful if everyone did.) It does mean however, that when God has spoken about a matter, we must accept His Word as final.
Psalm 33:8 - 22.
OBTAIN FOR YOURSELVES LEADERS OF INTEGRITY AND HUMBLENESS BEFORE GOD.