Rain for South Africa

South Africa is currently experiencing a terrible drought in most parts of the country. This is a national disaster with many towns running out of water, livestock dying and debt stricken farmers feeling hopeless. In my city, Port Elizabeth, we had good rain in 2015, but even for our metereological system forecasts of doom appeared recently.  This is my testimony how I interceded for rain here and I hope that you will consider doing the same exactly where you live.

Firstly, as a Christian I asked why SA is experiencing such a drought? (I beleive in the bible, the blessings and curses of Deut 28+, the validity of the 2 Sam 21 and 1 Kings 17 droughts for today).  It is a simple question, but important to ask. Why is it that we can we pray for rain, but never ask God why it happened in the first place?

God answered, stating there are two reasons: Firstly, there is a curse of innocent blood on the land. This means all innocent blood shed is standing against us in the Court of Heaven. God has it against the government for allowing innocent blood, through poor governance against crime, as well as allowing abortion on demand. The latter has a bigger magnitude than the former.  Secondly, spoken curses over the land: This includes all negativity released by people for whatever reason they do it – curses, sin, even Christians speaking death by being careless when they comment on how bad the drought WILL BE IN TIME TO COME.

I was looking for intercessors in other provinces, so that we could break the curses together, but only one of my own friends responded in October. The curses and teritorial and must be broken with at least one person doing it in each province. The problem is that the metereological systems in the country are across our internal borders, hence we need to work together – if some will not work together the rest will have a hard time breaking through. Where I live, the weather comes from the direction of Cape Town, Western Cape to us the the Eastern Cape.

During a short trip to the Western Cape I saw a news flash against a pole regarding us in the South expecting drought as well. Leaving Oudtshoorn, I said, “Lord, I come up against this drough!” (Translating my Afrikaans as per the intention it meant I rebel against this drought and against accepting it.)  So, the Lord revealed to me what to do, but first I had to come into his presence and repent of any uncleanness, to be washed clean by His blood, so that I can be blameless. God cannot accept any prayer or intercession from me if I am not perfect before Him, and only Jesus’ blood washes one clean. How wonderful to stand clean before the King of Kings! How great is God’s grace!

I  had to stop at the T-junction 30km South of the town, get out of my car and do this as per His instruction: “Spit on the ground”. I did, but so that nobody could see me, because it might look rude.  I remembered Jesus spitting on the ground when he healed someone’s sight and realized He gave a piece of himself, being blameless and holy. As his child I was obedient, though felt a bit shy.

“Forgive them for their sin,” meaning the bloodshed.  I was scared, because this sounded like blasphemy. How can God tell me this? I know that as his children we need to speak on behalf of Him today, but this caught me out. I must be honest, I just said “May God forgive this province for the bloodshed.”

I did have the confidence to speak freedom from the verbal curses and cancel them, because I’ve done this many times.  Driving on, an hour later, in the Langkloof, I stopped again, seeing some fires in the nearby mountains. But on the way there I realized that I did not do the instruction properly and the curse from the bloodshed did not lift. I got out of the car put my hand in the air and stated loudlly, that in the Name of King Jesus, I forgive the province for its sin of innocent bloodshed, to declare the nature free from the curse. I called up the humidity from the sea and declared that clouds need to form, to make rain.  (This does not mean that those individuals are off the hook for their sin, they will still get their Judgement. We are talking about the ramnifications of sin on the land.)

Remember that God controls the time. (” Whatever you ask…” does not mean you will get it immediately, He controls the time.)

I had to do exactly the same back in the Eastern Cape and then I realized that the curses can only be broken when you are staning within the border of the province, but that the weather systems are linked cross-border. I also realized that God so loved us that He even gave the recipe of preventing and stopping drought. I must say I was reluctant to share this happening on 2 Jan 2016, because I could not find mature intercessors in other provinces till date, as if people were ignoring me.

I wonder who asks God about the reason for the drought before they pray, or whether just pray out of need. Surely God hears his children crying for help, but as He is a holy God it is a problem if a curse stands between us and Him. You must remove the curse before you can enjoy the biblical blessings in your life.

This goes for everything. The question I have for you, is what are you going to do now, since you read this?