20 July 2021
This was a painful and unsettling week in South Africa. Traumatic to witness and horrific for all those people affected directly by the riots and looting, killing, stealing and destroying! The effects are devastating and real!
It is very easy to be consumed by sadness but what came out of these tragic events are amazing to witness. I see a tenderness arise in people’s hearts. People from all races were taking hands to protect their properties and rebuild their lives, also rebuilding relationships.
But now, it is a time to rebuild our country – and we can start with doing what God commanded us to do.
Heb 11:3 “By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.”
The worlds were created, formed, fashioned, framed, and came into being by what God decreed. When God spoke His decrees, the worlds were suddenly established and came into being. God spoke from the invisible and eternal realm, and His decrees caused things to manifest in the visible realm.
Things in life just don’t happen to us, but we are called to make things happen in life. God has given His people kingly authority and legislative power through dominion. What you decree out of your mouth is what you will live. What we decree today, we will live that reality tomorrow.
It is time to speak life!!!
Prov 18:21 “Death and life are in the power of the tongue.”
Job 6:25 “How forcible are right words!”
Our tongues can snare us or set us back. We need to get to a place where we speak prophetic decrees - spoken out of our mouths it can be powerful, and set us up for greatness - or if we speak death, for failure.
Our words will either snare us or set us on the wrong or right path. God’s Word released through our tongue will cause His power to manifest in our lives.
Our words are used to convey our thoughts, just as God’s thoughts are conveyed to us through His Word and decrees. We know that even Jesus taught His disciples that our faith is released through our words (Mark 11:23). We need to understand that our faith-filled words are mountain movers.
God wants us to arise and do the impossible for our generation. Yes we will be challenged, encouraged, inspired, blessed and edified to fulfil what we were born to do – even here in this beautiful country South Africa.
I believe that God is raising up a new generation that take hands and rebuild this country.
Let’s start by seeing our tomorrow in faith, speaking out our dreams, speaking out our projects, our goals, to see ourselves reaching out to others. Let us take hands and build a new tomorrow!
“The words you speak today are the house you will live in tomorrow.” Speak life today and release your decrees over our country, South Africa!
God bless South Africa!
Retah and family