Have you ever wondered what is causing Africa to be stagnant in many areas when it has resources that are not matched by any other continent? Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa shared his views during recent a sermon to the United Family International Church evening service.
The sermon was titled: “Exposing the Demon Afflicting Africa” and Makandiwa said that most of Africa’s problems were spiritual. Prophet Makandiwa said there was a demon that was affecting Africa’s progress. He said for Zimbabwe to progress, there is need to know the principalities that are affecting Africa and its development.
The devil, Prophet Makandiwa said, runs a kingdom which has an order or hierarchy. He said the devil’s kingdom is an imitation of the hierarchy in the Kingdom of God.
The devil’s kingdom starts with the devil himself, followed by his angels of darkness which are the principalities and then the servants of the devil who are people being used by the devil and these are evil priests and leaders who carry out his plan. At the bottom of that hierarchy are people who believe in the devil.
Prophet Makandiwa said the devil is there to ensure that there is no progress in Africa, yet Africa is loved so much by God. In fact, each time there was a crisis among the Israelites, Prophet Makandiwa said, God made them turn to Africa for solutions.
The Tabernacle of Moses came from Africa and all the materials used to build it came from the continent when Israel left Egypt during the Exodus. Abraham had to leave his place of birth for Africa during a famine.
Likewise, Joseph came to Africa during a famine, resulting in the rest of his family following him to get sustenance from Africa because Joseph was now living in Egypt. When Jesus was born, his father Joseph was told to take him to Africa so that he could escape death.
If God loved Africa that much, why is it that the continent is failing in many areas? Prophet Makandiwa said Africa is failing because of the mentality of Africans. He said Africans were also dealing with powerful forces that work against them.
But running away from the continent will not solve anything because the people carry the mentality of an African. “The difference between the rich and the poor is in their mentality,” said Prophet Makandiwa.
“Giving the poor substance without dealing with their mindset will not solve any problems. Africa needs deliverance of mindsets and not material donations.”
Prophet Makandiwa said Lucifer had a garden which was adorned with precious stones and had control on earth, which was his kingdom. Lucifer knows where God placed all the mineral wealth and other precious stones because he was among the angels who witnessed the creation of the world.
Prophet Makandiwa read from Ezekiel 28 vs 7-8 which shows that Lucifer’s dwelling was in the first Eden that was full of precious stones. “If you ask Lucifer to present a map of where precious stones are, he will present a map of Africa,” said Prophet Makandiwa.
“Lucifer was in charge of worship and was the only angel given a kingdom on earth to be in charge of.”
Prophet Makandiwa said Lucifer’s knowledge of where mineral wealth was deposited by God makes him able to misdirect the children of God away from resources and wealth.He said the demons and principalities of the devil were working against Africa, causing confusion and bringing disorder among African people.
“This hinders the people from harnessing the great wealth of the continent,” he said. “These are powers and rulers of darkness and spiritual wickedness.”Disorder will thrive, but the moment order is brought in there are principalities that cause problems.”
Prophet Makandiwa said there are demons and principalities in Africa that hate order. “When there is no order they don’t attack you, but when there is order they come and fight you,” he said.
“Africa has resources, but the devil and his principalities bring disorder so that the people of Africa will not utilise them. The curse is not on Africa, but on the mentality of the Africans.”
Prophet Makandiwa said Africa will only thrive when its people change their mentality. He said the devil’s tactics include bringing hunger to a nation so that he can control where its people go. “The only time Jesus was escorted by the devil was when he was hungry (Luke 4) and was being tempted by the devil,” said Prophet Makandiwa.
“Satan is gaining control in Africa because of hunger on the continent. Whenever famine is introduced, people’s lives are controlled by the devil.”Prophet Makandiwa said the devil was working against Africa, fighting good projects and leaving those of no value.
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