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Appoint biblical prophets as government advisers

Published:Monday | April 29, 2019 | 12:00 AM


I am writing to you grief-stricken in response to the recent discovery of Mr Samuel Martin’s decomposing body. I sat waiting and praying that this abduction would not end in death. Jamaica has not healed from the unfortunate murder of Shantae from Sterling Castle Heights. There are death and sorrow everywhere and my heart cannot deal with another.

When I saw ‘Missing teacher Samuel Martin found dead in Clarendon’, I hesitated to read on. I cried out to God, asking WHY. My mind went to his mother, whom he had just visited. I asked rhetorically, “How is she handling the news?” Somewhere in my sorrow, I found an ounce of gratitude to say, “At least she had the chance to see him.”

Where are the crime-prevention strategies?

I present a solution that will not be significant to many non-Christians.

I propose appointing prophets into the Government to function as advisers to our leaders. There are many instances in the Bible where prophets work alongside kings and governments to implement crime strategies.

In 2 Kings 6, Elisha supernaturally received knowledge of where the invading Syrian army would strike. Each time that he sent word to his king with this knowledge, the king positioned his troops to ambush the invaders, turning them back. This happened so frequently that the Syrian king was certain he had a spy among his advisers, but his servants convinced him that a prophet of God was informing the Israelite leaders. So the Syrian king released an army to kill the prophet.

In this case, supernatural knowledge not only informed military decisions, but also led to a miraculous military victory, and released mercy, changing Syrian policy towards Israel for a time.

God has appointed governments to rule over His people here on earth. Romans 13:1-2 tells us that there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Who will know what’s best for a nation but the God of the nation? For a country that has been built on faith and trust in God, we seem to be neglecting His sovereignty. Let us go back to the biblical structure, call on God to give us insight, and lead with the authority that He has given.What do we have to lose?