23 March 2017
The specific case for South Africa is that Of a Nehemiah moment.
America has just been through its own. We too are in circumstances as described to Nehemiah:
1.3 (People) said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.”

“Then I said to the officials, “You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.”
Then everyone – EVERYONE- had to build, shoulder to shoulder, side by side, with deliberate purpose and in unity.

And men with swords were positioned to protect those building at the lowest most vulnerable parts.
Nehemiah presents clearly the case of South Africa and the model for repair.
He also underscores the urgency of the hour.
South Africa’s walls and gates are indeed in ruin. The exiles are indeed back, and some are in need and/or great disgrace. Some are even plotting further monstrous and devastating ruin.
The consequences are: not only is the economy in the balance, but the soul of the nation is vulnerable and exposed.
There is a window of opportunity open in which we can act to turn back an extremely wicked tide.
This however, requires a deliberate, intentional, united response with each one doing his or her part so that, as Nehemiah says “God will give you victory.”
We must, MUST, get up and contend for South Africa.
Not only must everyone do his or her part. But People  with swords must be positioned to protect those building at the most vulnerable or collapsed parts- people like Maimane, Jonas, Moegoeng, truth-tellers in the media, those involved in forging justice and law and order, etc.
This is a time of both tearing down and also of building. It may seem confusing because both these things are happening simultaneously.
The great and marvelous wonder of the age is the vast amount of grace available to us for victory against seemingly impossible odds. The vaults of heaven are open for our use and the armies of heaven are at our disposal in overwhelming numbers.
The nation of South Africa is poised before what could be its finest hour.
Each one must arise and build in the spirit and  God WILL give us VICTORY!