South Africa’s Tipping Point
– by Graham Power
Over the past 12 months, Unashamedly Ethical has highlighted the lives of men and women who have demonstrated the core values and beliefs of the Unashamedly Ethical movement. All of these professionals are marketplace ministers who have understood their unique calling to take the presence of God right into the heart of their workplace. Firmly believing that they are called to work in a specific industry, (medicine, engineering, politics, renewable energy, or government), these are the forerunners, those who are paving the way for the transformation of our industries, cities, and even our nations.
Have faith – do not become discouraged
Over the past months I, like many South Africans, have felt the frustration of the ever-growing cancer of corruption, nepotism, poor governance, and collusion. News headlines that highlight the practices of the Gupta Family, State Capture, poor governance, and corrupt leadership may have created a sense despondency or even discouragement. Have faith – the Lord detests dishonest scales and food gained by fraud may taste sweet to a man, but he ends up with a mouth full of gravel. What is done in the darkness will be revealed in the light.
Darkness is best defined as the absence of light
In November 2017, believers gathered for a time of prayer in Cape Town’s Parliament buildings. Intentionally we brought light into this place of authority. Parliament is the heart of governance, the seat of legal power. People from many political parties, young and old, professionals and labourers, gathered to ask God to heal our land. We asked for wisdom, for unity, and for peace. The significance of this time should not be lost. This time, I believe, was a significant stake in the ground. We made it clear that God is the ultimate authority over our land. Now is the time for this light to spread, to change the spiritual climate over our nation. Prayer was the first step – now we need to increase the army of men and women, in every sector of our society who believe that God can indeed save our nation. It is the time to move from the four walls of our churches. We need to march, with confidence and boldness, into 2018, so that this year may be known as the Year of the Lord.
God is raising up His Church
Every time Christians gather to pray in strategic places or take a stand against unrighteousness, we are extending the Kingdom of God. Little by little we are taking ground. This is not the time for the faint-hearted. This is the time for us to acknowledge our calling, recognise our birthright in this nation, and actively engage in forging a God-orientated future for South Africa.
The tipping point for SA
I firmly believe that if we, God’s people, humble ourselves, pray, and turn from our wicked ways, God will hear our cries. He will forgive our sins and He will heal our land. 2018 could be the tipping point for South Africa. We need to stand on God’s Word. Unite. We need to be Kingdom activists, taking the Truth into every sector of society. In God’s strength, I believe, we can!
JOY! Magazine (January 2018)