Pray for our nation
SERMON TOPIC: Pray for our nation
Speaker: Siegfried Aussel
Date: 4 July 2010
Topic Groups: PRAYER
Sermon synopsis: 300 sangomas went to Soccer City to offer animal sacrifices to wicked evil spirits in an attempt to procure blessings for South Africa during the Soccer World Cup. Despite their prayers to these false gods, South Africa became the first host nation ever to be knocked out in the first round.
This is reminiscent of the 450 prophets of Baal in the OT who failed to get their false god to bring down fire from heaven.
Elijah the prophet of the true God said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” (1 Kings 18:21)
We are instructed in the Bible not to complain about our government, but to pray for them. Are we obeying this command?
1 Tim 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— 2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. 3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior, 4 who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.