nation in crisis
Grandparents have been killed in a
A nation in crisis needs God.
The curse of money laundering is expanding.
A nation in crisis needs God. There must be a hunger and
thirst for righteousness, for the power of God to make a
difference in the hearts and minds of every citizen.
At the dedication of the temple when Solomon had finished
praying, fire came down from Heaven and consumed the burnt
offering and the glory of the Lord filled the house.
We read in 2 Chronicles 7:2 that the priests could not enter
into the house of the Lord because the glory of the
Lord had filled the Lords house. We need that
glory, and we need it now.
After the Carnival bacchanal, we must repent. During the
first two months of 2007, killers continue to intimidate
the nation, plunging families into a sea of hopelessness.
Children, teenagers, young adults and even grandparents
have been killed in a merciless fashion. We need that glory,
the glory of the Lord. When we see homosexuality being applauded
and Colombian assassins controlling our youth, we need that
Citizens of our beloved country are leaving. Why? They are
scared and they are in search of a comfort zone. Some have
experienced kidnapping while others have been victims of
the brutal extortion racket.
A nation in crisis needs God. The curse of money laundering
is expanding and the gambling dens and gaming houses are
facilitating this reckless practice. The criminal interlocking
directorate is spreading its ugly tentacles upon several
Several nations have gone the casino way, but the casino
way is not Gods way.
A nation in crisis must repent. The poor vagrants blasted
by cocaine as well as the untouchables must
repent. Rogue cops and rogue soldiers must repent. Members
of the clergy who abuse their members must repent. Politicians
who fleece the nation must repent.
A horrible feature in the mafio-cracy in 2006 and in 2007
is the phenomenon called overkill. Imagine in Santa
Cruz the bandits pumped 12 bullets in the victims
head. The 15-year-old who was slaughtered in Morvant during
the Carnival weekend, was shot several times. Overkill!
And listen, assassins are moving freely between the islands.
These professional bandits believe in the import-export
trade. Hello, they are making Caricom leaders blush with
Imagine countries like T&T, Jamaica etc exporting criminals
to put down wuk. Long before CSME and the free
movement of labour and capital, these guys have found a
waythe UBW: the united barbarians way.
For the next few weeks, we will examine elements of Solomons
prayer because prayer is critical to nation building. Any
rescue mission without prayer is destined to fail. Gods
glory cannot descend upon this nation or any other nation
without prayer. It must be sincere and consistent, diligent
Christ told the prostitute by the well that God is a spirit,
and they that worship him must worship Him in spirit and
in truth (John 4:24). This prostitute became a victorious
missionary and captured a whole village for Christ.
Let the atheists and humanists repent because God is watching,
and unlike the song, He is not watching us from a distance.
He is omnipresenteverywhere at the same time.
Let the drug lords and kidnappers know that God is interested
and concerned and will not allow them to continue their
nefarious acts forever. He will intervene. A nation in crisis
Let us focus on the last part of Solomons prayer,
recorded in 2 Chronicles 6:38-42:
38: If they return to thee with all their heart and with
all their soul in the land of their captivity, whither they
have carried them captives, and pray toward their land,
which thou gavest unto their fathers, and toward the city
which thou hast chosen, and toward the house which I have
built for thy name:
39: Then hear thou from the heavens, even from thy dwelling
place, their prayer and their supplications, and maintain
their cause, and forgive thy people which have sinned against
40: Now, my God, let, I beseech thee, thine eyes be open,
and let thine ears be attent unto the prayer that is made
in this place.
41: Now therefore arise, O Lord God, into thy resting place,
thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O Lord
God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice
42: O Lord God, turn not away the face of thine anointed:
remember the mercies of David thy servant.
The Bible states that when the Israelites saw the glory
of the Lord filling the temple, they bowed themselves with
their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped
and praised the Lord. They were not wining and diningdutty
wine, bicycle wine or the latest, the camera wine. No, a
thousand times no!
Imagine thousands of citizens worshipping and praising the
Lord in the streets, seeking repentance, thirsting for Gods
glory. And please examine the words of Gods ambassadors:
For he is good; for his mercy endureth forever.
But what was Gods reply to this spontaneous prayer
service? Let us examine 2 chronicles 7:12-15:
12: And the Lord appeared to Solomon by night, and said
unto him, I have heard thy prayer, and have chosen this
place to myself for an house of sacrifice.
13: If I shut up Heaven that there be no rain, or if I command
the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence
among my people;
14: If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive
their sin, and will heal their land.
15: Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto
the prayer that is made in this place.
It was Mahatma Gandhi who said that we must not kill our
enemies but kill their desire to kill. This relates to the
issue of the transformation and regeneration of the human
heart. Therefore, we must realise that there is a huge need
for divine power.
On the issue of hate, revenge and retaliation, Martin Luther
King said that when your enemy hits you and you respond
by striking him, you become weaker and he becomes stronger.
But how is this possible? It is only possible through the
power of God.
Everybody is aware and crying out for the return of spiritual
values. But how? Can man fix himself? Absolutely not! We
must swallow our pride and admit that we need Gods
power and His glory!