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Ja needs warfare prayers to curb crime

Published:Tuesday | January 22, 2019 | 12:24 AM


The level of crime and violence in Jamaica is quite frightening, to say the least. Nonetheless, it is nothing strange to persons who understand spiritual warfare. The Holy Spirit, in Ephesians 6:12, opines, “We wrestle not against flesh and blood, but principalities and powers, against rulers of darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

It is the demonic nature of murder, for example, that causes the carnal man to be confused and rendered helpless as it relates to curbing the crime monster.

What is the solution? Warfare prayers, coupled with a prolonged period of fasting and consecration before God. He says, “The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much ... and this kind goeth not out, but by prayer and fasting.”

The above-stated assertions may be viewed as cliches to the carnal mind. I’ve heard numerous talks of things getting worse even though the Church is praying.

However, God is not mocked. God will not wave a magic wand and fix Jamaica’s ills. The level of idol worship on this land has given the devil permission to “kill, steal and destroy” as many lives as possible.

Said idol worship has caused God to allow those things to happen. Whenever a nation’s heart is far from God, it automatically brings curses to such a nation.

We even see it in His Word, where nations disobeyed Him and He allows suffering as a form of punishment.

God is not cruel. It is only our obedience to Him that will allow Him to move on this land like He desires to.