World troubles, a fulfilment of scriptures — pastor

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Christ Embassy Southern Africa regional pastor, Ose Oyakhilome, told thousands of believers who thronged the Glamis Arena in Harare on Friday night, during the Day of Bliss programme, that the crisis that has shaken the foundations of the world economy was a fulfilment of scriptures.

Pastor Ose said Christians, however, did not have to fear because the Word of God gave assurance for their protection from the economic meltdown and its attendant effects, described by Jesus in Matthew 24 as “the beginning of many sorrows”.

“At this present moment, the world is going through a lot and we find that nations who have trusted in their economic and political power are failing. It is what the Bible says when it talks about wars, famine, pestilence and earthquakes,” she said.

She told those who attended the meeting – including Deputy Prime Minister Thokozani Khupe, Econet Wireless chief executive Douglas Mboweni, Murewa South legislator Biggie Matiza and Christ Embassy Zone 5 (Zimbabwe) pastor, Ruth Musarurwa – the rate at which the disasters were occurring was striking.

“Just when you are trying to pray for a nation, you hear about another nation in trouble. This is just what Jesus talked about. All these are just the beginning of sorrows and you ask yourself, where is hope for man in the earth? The big nations are being hit from everywhere,” she said.

She said the only way out was for people to put their trust in God because those who functioned according to God’s Word would never be afraid.

She thanked President Robert Mugabe for giving the nod to the programme and prayed that the will and wisdom of God would be manifested in his life.

“When a nation opens itself up to the gospel, God will bless it,” she said.