HARARE – Zimbabwe’s economy is set for a major breakthrough and people must prepare for the good times that are set to roll again, with industries getting back to maximum production, preacher Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa has said.
Speaking to more than 160 000 people at the United Family International Church’s all-night event dubbed Judgment Night 2 at the National Sports Stadium in Harare early yesterday morning, Prophet Makandiwa said Zimbabweans will cry no more.
“I see in the helm of the spirit that this nation will not go back to where it was,” he said. “God is giving this nation a better platform. We need to pray now for this. As we experience the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ, he will begin to resurrect this country.
“Industries shall begin to run again. I see production. You shall remember these words. You will be able to move around the city and be able to do your shopping even during the night. Industries shall no longer be closing shop, selling goods in the afternoon and in the evening.
“You shall see it happening in your lifetime. Jesus is following us, coming to a place of recovering us from the graveyard, restoring us back to our position,” Prophet Makandiwa said.
He said instead of complaining, Zimbabweans must invite Jesus to lead them forward. “Nobody shall lay his filthy hands on you from tonight,” he said. “Jesus is coming to that place to restore us. We were there for a very long time, suffering for a very long time.
“You are going to present this nation before God and begin to plead the blood of Jesus over the policies, the economy and relationships.
“You will know and you will see that this God is alive.” Prophet Makandiwa’s spiritual father, Prophet Victor Kusi Boateng, said the power of hell that sought to cripple Zimbabwe was being judged. “So, Zimbabwe will never be the same again,” he said.
“There is judgment from the Supreme Court of Heaven and the destiny of Zimbabwe is being determined in this Judgment Night.”
Prophet Boateng said it was not a coincidence that Judgment Night 2 came a day after the Independence Day celebrations, saying the two events signified the physical and the spiritual well-being of the country.
Judgment Night 2 was oversubscribed, with the 60 000-seater National Sports Stadium full by 1pm on Saturday. With the help of the police, those who failed to enter the stadium were convinced to watch proceedings from the B Arena where giant screens were set up.
However, B Arena was full within minutes and organisers had to create a second overflow with more screens. Judgment Night 2 was attended by thousands of international visitors from Zambia, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, the DRC, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Australia, Nigeria, Tanzania, Lesotho, Spain, Ukraine, Britain, the United States and Afghanistan.
Government ministers who attended the event included Tourism and Hospitality Industry Minister Walter Mzembi, Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister Ignatius Chombo, Minister of State for Mashonaland West Ferber Chidarikire, Minister of State for Harare Miriaam Chikukwa, Minister of State for Midlands Jason Machaya. Senior Minister Simon Khaya Moyo’s wife Margaret, several deputy ministers, Members of Parliament and prominent businesspeople were also in attendance.
Minister Machaya, who was in attendance, said: “We welcome the prophecy and it gives the nation hope. This is what is needed at this time.”
Former Deputy Minister of Information and Publicity Cde Bright Matonga said the nation had been waiting for such encouragement. “The judgment has already been done; Zimbabwe is going to be revived.”