For: Southern Africa Border Development & “Zaire”
Nov 1 2019
This was a dream vision. What I saw was Africa but only its southern part below the equator. In the middle between South Africa and the Congo there was a country’s border being set down by a man using a cluster of a few black “gear ties” for that purpose (In the USA we have short tubes of rubber housing a metal wire to tie down electrical wires or to hang tools with to avoid getting caught and tripped over. I’m not sure if the same tool is used in Africa so I am explaining what I saw). They were held together in his hand but they were wobbly, splaying outward and were not perfectly parallel.
"And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken." Ecclesiastes 4:12
In his hands he was laying them down around in a large U- shape so that they created a curved border all around him to the West, to the South, and to the East. As I saw him he was only on the west side, crouching down to lay them on the west border, toward the south. But they wrapped all around to his left and up back again towards Uganda.
[ Later while awake, I prayed about this country. I then received this word in my thoughts: “Zaire.” Having looked up the original location of Zaire, it appears to me that the Lord is speaking of their progress with that region’s recent overturning of government in the 90s. ]
Next I saw that the people in his country and those to his south were good, hospitable people. This area was sparsely populated and so everyone had a relaxed sense of being at ease with room enough for whatever they needed. There was no strife and these countries’ peoples are good neighbors. In particular the man laying down the border “ties” was not in a state of concern for his work; he wanted to go back to enjoying his home life and I sensed his festive culture as well that he wanted to enjoy. So the work seemed insignificant and he wanted to go home. He did not think that the border was an issue, just something that had to be quickly thrown down.
This is where the problem lay: I saw that this border was going to grow. It looked green and I could see both sides of this border filling up with prosperous development. People were going to be coming here in droves to build and it might even become a bit crowded.
So I wanted to warn this man and say to him: What you are doing is very important. Although no one thinks much of this border right now and there is plenty of room and the people are at peace, you must realize that your work will affect everyone and many more after that. So if you do not get the border just right, then when border disputes about who can live where and who owns what become commonplace, the whole border region will be tossed into confusion. The governments might not even be able to sort out their arguments. It will be disastrous for whoever moves there not knowing exactly where they can live in right relation with their neighbors. No matter where people live in your country this will affect them everywhere and beyond.
Please join me in prayer:
Father we ask you to endow this man and his people with wisdom, diligence, and a spirit of excellence in their task of developing the border and its quality with care. Please show them how to do what you have planned and give them every pertinent resource. Please stir up the governments of Southern African nations to work together in peace and harmony with brotherly cooperation and support to agree on their borders and grant their peoples equity and safety as well as justice and quality of life. Please give them secure and easy borders that do not suffer threats of harm. Thank you for the prosperity that is coming to Africa and for blessing your people. Continue to grant them grace and peace through the good will of Christ.
“The lines are fallen unto me in pleasant places; yea, I have a goodly heritage,”
“Remove not the ancient landmark, which thy fathers have set,”
“Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.”
“And there was a strife between the herdmen of Abram’s cattle and the herdmen of Lot’s cattle: and the Canaanite and the Perizzite dwelled then in the land. And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren. Is not the whole land before thee? separate thyself, I pray thee, from me: if thou wilt take the left hand, then I will go to the right; or if thou depart to the right hand, then I will go to the left.”