Isa 43: 19-21 See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland. The wild animals honor me, the jackals and the owls, because I provide water in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland, to give drink to my people, my chosen, the people I formed for myself that they may proclaim my praise.
While interceding and waiting on the Lord regarding the ongoing and developing situation our country, South Africa is currently faced with, I began to have a sense of our heavenly Father's heart as His Spirit began to speak to me about His purpose in this great land. (This prophetic word will be posted on the Prophecy page in the next few days)
As a fellow South African, I want to make it clear that everyone born in this country has a birthright that no man can take away, and every single South African has been planted in this amazing vineyard with the right to produce fruit and live according to his or her own purpose. However and having said this, from the outset I want to state categorically, South Africa belongs to Jesus Christ and it is because of this reason that I believe we are seeing an onslaught, not necessary against the people (Although the outward manifestation shows otherwise), but rather more so against the Kingdom of God. There are spiritual forces at work in this land that far outweighs what we are seeing in the natural.
In Eph 6:12 we read, "For our battle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places". Now, even though we see the purpose of Satan himself having prominence in this passage of scripture, as true believers, those who are in Jesus Christ (His Church), have nothing to fear, regardless of the enemies position, we are already blessed with all spiritual blessings in the heavenly places. (Eph 1:3)
Taking all this into account, we see from my opening scripture, God saying, "I am doing a new thing", and the new thing that He is talking about is the revelation of the Cross and all that it now represents through Jesus Christ. He is the Spring, the Stream in the wasteland, He is our source of joy and abundance and today, as a people, we have to find ourselves turning back to the finished and complete work of the Cross.
This is the time for the Revolution of the Kingdom of God to manifest in our midst. Revolution in this context is to "Bring all things back to its intended purpose". The church of Jesus Christ has to take back what the enemy has stolen through our religious practices and man-made interpretation and opinions. We have to return to the very foundation of the Truth and allow God to unite our hearts through Jesus Christ as only the Holy Spirit can. Theology and all other religious rituals are not going to make any difference. Only by turning back to our first love will we see true restoration and reconciliation take place, both in the natural and in the spirit. (Rev 2:3-5) (1 Cor 15:46)
Our heavenly Father is going to cause our eyes to be firmly set on Jesus. Church, we can no longer keep our eyes focused on man, we have to look to Christ, our Salvation, for this is where our life in Him starts and is completed. If we are going to stand together and call on the name of the Lord, the only repenting that we need to do is to repent from our selfishness and as we stand on His word, we jump into and become part of the revolution of kingdom and in doing so, we find ourselves immersed in His divine purpose.
I have a dream that every tribe, tongue and people in this nation will turn its heart back to God and in doing so, we will see the earth, and in particular South Africa, filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. Hab 2:14
I have in my heart to be sharing this message across South Africa and will soon begin a campaign to be known as "Revolution Now", to which we will share the love of Jesus and to encourage the Church (The Remnant of Christ) to join in with us as we seek the heart (the Kingdom) of God together. This is not about a particular church or group, rather, it is about surrendering our hearts to the Lordship of Jesus in our nation and with one voice, bringing praise to His name as we speak, declare and prophesy South Africa will be saved!
If you would like to be part of the Revolution Now campaign or wish to support it in any way, please do visit and complete the form provided on on our Contact Us page, let us know who you are and how you feel you can be part of this national outreach. Please do send your details to us and we will be in contact with you.
This is the day that the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it..
Posted by Mark Labuschagne.