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Just pray for your country

By Cheryl Harewood | Mon, October 15, 2012 - 10:00 AM

SHE TESTIFIED about her divine revelation from God five years ago which provided her with the knowledge that the world would go through an extremely difficult recessionary period.

In fact, according to London minister Reverend Gloria Ifill, when God shared this knowledge with her [which she immediately told her husband], there was no sign of a world recession. However, less than a year later, what God revealed to her came to pass.

Today, Ifill also has a word of hope for those affected by current economic conditions.

Preaching at Messengers For Christ Ministries, Pasture Road, Haggatt Hall, St Michael, recently, Ifill said the answer to the present recession was in the hands of every born-again believer.

Citing 2 Chronicles 7:14 as her main text, she said that if the people of God would humble themselves, pray, seek His face and turn from their wicked ways, then God would hear from Heaven, forgive their sins and heal their land.

She told the congregation, headed by Reverend Thelma Gill-Barnett, that believers the world over must return to God, spend time in prayer, ask God to forgive their sins and witness the healing of their respective countries.

“It’s no use fighting with the politicians. They do not have the answer. This is prophecy being fulfilled. Christians have to pray and intercede for their respective countries for God to move. Too many people the world over are involved in corporate greed.

“God says this recession is not an ordinary recession. It is a God recession. Don’t matter how much money governments borrow to control their budgets, it’s like money going into a hole. It’s time to stop fighting with the politicians and start praying.

“There is no president or financial controller who can come up with the answers,” she preached.

Ifill said the financial situation in her country was “indicative of the serious period in which we are living”, with large establishments closing their doors, salaries being cut in half, nurses being sent home and teachers learning the country in significant numbers in search of jobs.

“Millions of people are out of work. Many are leaving universities and having to depend on government. We must spend time reading the Scriptures and live by them. If we do, this would be a wonderful world but people are busy looking for money instead,” Ifill said.

Again emphasizing that the solution to the economic challenges facing the world lay in the body of Christ, she urged the church to live right before God and watch Him move on their behalf.

The morning service also included special ministry by members of the Sunday School department, uplifting worship led by Apostle Adona Bradshaw and Holy Communion conducted by Minister Paul Massiah.

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Posted by Pan Wallie 1 year, 6 months ago
VERY WELL SAID.

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Posted by Rick Rude 1 year, 6 months ago
It really annoys me when people claim no one saw this crisis coming as it just isn't true. Had this lady been paying attention to international news, she wouldn't have to rely on divine revelation to know a recession was coming. From as early as 2004, there were several business news shows (CNBC in particular)warning of a pending housing/economic crisis. Academics were writing about it long before and some private investors in the US actually moved to Asia to avoid what they called "the unavoidble collaspe of the US dollar". The problem isn't that there were no signs, it was more a case of people not paying attention. Finally, there is a solution to this mess and it is called a recession. A recession is the end result of persistent, structural economic imbalances. Do we in this part of the world expect to live above our means forever? I think not..

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