THE Bible tells the story of a prophet who visited a city that had bitter water and the when the inhabitants of the city told him of the problem, he asked for a cruse of salt.
After sprinkling the salt into the water, the bitterness went away. In the eyes of the inhabitants, sprinkling salt into bitter water to make it sweet was foolish.
Divineinsight BY HUMPHREY MTANDWA
Historians have argued over the impact Christianity has made on the western world, questioning its relevance in today’s society. Who is a Christian and what is his role in present- day society?
The church throughout history was part of the educational system and in some places even governance. Jesus described Christians as the salt of the earth and we are the reason why the world is still functional. What role is the church playing in today’s society? When the prophet asked for salt, was it foolish? or was it wisdom when prophet Elisha took the salt he had added it to the water of the city and immediately the water was healed and the land became fruitful? Could it be Christianity could be losing its influence because it wants to identify more with the world? Could the world systems be fully functional without the church? The Bible says the church has been planted by God as an agent of change and if the church would take its place, we could see transformation for the better in our nations.
Zimbabwe as a nation is going through a birthing process and we can say the waters are bitter. The responsibility to heal the economy of the nation and its infrastructure cannot be of a few politicians, but each believer is an agent of change. Are there prophets or ministers within the land with solutions for the current situation? Just recently, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa spoke and said Zimbabwe shall not be affected by sanctions but would be restored. Pastor Tom Deuschle in his book, Building People, Building Dreams, spoke prophetically about the journey our nation has taken and the greater prospects about to be unveiled.
Whose role is it to preserve a nation and heal the systems of the world and how can a believer use the power he has through God’s Spirit to institute this change? Let me pose a question to you: can the waters of this nation be healed? And what role are you taking if you say you are a believer?
Zimbabwe’s journey to restoration is in the mouth of prophets/church. That is why the people of the city of Jericho told Elisha about the bitter water. The nation needs to look to the church, but could it be that the church is looking to the nation?
The very foundation of the world was established by God and God has representatives who have been given tools and knowledge to unlock the vast wealth within regions.
Apostle Humphrey Mtandwa is the founder of Voice of Triumph in Harare. He has published several books including the Enoch Generation and Theophany. He blogs at www.mtandwa.blogspot.com