HOW TO BUILD A GODLY NATION
Written by Millennium on February 24, 2019
MAIN TEXTS: 1 PETER 2: 9-10, HEBREWS 7, EXODUS 19:4-8
GOD WANTS ZAMBIA TO BE BUILT AS A GODLY CHRISTIAN NATION.
There are three major keys, in building a godly nation like Zambia. Whoever undertakes to embark on building must have these there ingredients:
Firstly, they must have a pattern of God. God gives a national pattern to Fathers of a nation. God is a God of purpose, design, pattern, and Destiny. Whatever God does he gives to chosen men or Women as set men to build as fathers. Whereas, God’s purpose is individual, but it ultimately involves a corporate dimension of a generation. The pattern for a godly nation was revealed by God throughout scripture that it must be a kingdom of Priests and Kings. This both indicates to us the quality of life spiritually and socially of kingdom people. The devaluation of human dignity, and value is not godly for any nation. A nation whose majority citizens ate in abject poverty and quality of life is low, indicates a fall in godly values of leadership.
Secondly, God requires the righteous to rule for the people in the nation to rejoice, as seen in proverbs 29: 2. The notion that the righteous must just pray for the wicked is not biblical while they abuse power, and practice corruption is antichirst.
The assumption of the Bible, when you take the readings in Romans 13: 1-9, and 1Timothty 2:1-9, underscores the fact that the wicked are not the ones expected to do right or that they are ordained by God, to oppress the poor. God expects the righteous to be in authority, and people submit to righteous and just government. However, many times those who seek to interpret scripture in a novice way, hermeneutically erroneously take a position of the opposite that the wicked must rule, while the righteous must just pray for them. That is not God’s pattern, nor is it a mature interpretation of God’s word to the Church. Zambia needs righteous and just leaders who will not be corrupted by power or money.
Thirdly, to build a righteous godly nation, we must restore our in the understanding of the original dominion mandate of Genesis 1:26-28. This mandate includes; ecological management, organizational culture, investment culture, productivity, laws of supply and demand, and the potential principle respectively. This is opposed to the current lopsided Church approach that overemphasizes; prosperity, healing, deliverance, Faith, anointing and prophecy to say the least. These ought to be, but much more for social transformation the former.
Conclusively, we must adopt a balanced approach to kingdom living, where we impact society with kingdom life called Zoe, in all aspects of society. This will take having God’s patterns, righteous leadership, and understanding the dominion mandate. That is how a righteous godly nation as Christian nation of priests and Kings can be build in the order of Melchizedek. Christ’s New Testament Church must migrate in the new order of Melchizedek, not the old systems of outdated Leviticus order. Will you be part of such a Zambia? GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU JOIN THIS PRAYER AND CHRISTIAN NATION BUILDING AGENDA.
BY: APOSTLE DANIEL MVULA SHIMUNZA
FOUNDER OF ZOE MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Apostle Daniel Mvula shimunza
Ordained in 1997, 21st December, at Praise Christina Centre u see Bishop Edgar Ngambi .
The name of our Church is called Zoe MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL, Zoe . Means life
Married my lifelong sweetheart in the tear 2000, we are blessed with a set of twins who are 14 years now , doing grated 10 at Don Gordon Secondary School in Lusaka named Rhema and Destiny Daniels Shimunza.