Written by: Heather Djunga
Article source: Supplied

The blow of a shofar began the proceedings for the launch of the Jerusalem Manifesto from Mount Zion Prayer Hill, Beula Park International Conference Centre on Saturday morning, 24 February. The launch was attended by Christian delegates and leaders, and children from the Taal-Net Beula Park School choir. For the local Christian community, the day was a significant moment of stepping up as ‘watchmen on the wall’ for Israel. The scripture given on the day was Isaiah 62:6-7: “I have posted watchmen on your walls, Jerusalem; they will never be silent day or night. You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give him no rest till he establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth.”

Dr Nico Landman, Mount Zion visionary, stood to speak, explaining: “Worldwide you hear the buzzwords of AI and of manifestos, but we also have a manifesto. Today we release the Jerusalem Manifesto.” He continued: “A man can come up with any manifesto but if God is not included; if the Spirit of God is not allowed to direct it, it will bring disappointment.”

He explained that the purpose of the manifesto was to give direction, clarity, and hope to people. “Lots of people don’t want to move anymore because of paralysing situations but we are hoping the manifesto will bring direction to the church, through releasing its mandate, as a watchman on the wall for the peace of Jerusalem.”

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Landman explained that 21 years ago, on 11 September, it was just him and his wife, Mimi, on the mountain when it was dedicated to the Lord. “Today We have foreigners here: different nations of Africa meet here, we hold large conferences and conferences. But this all started with just a seed which was ignited by the Spirit of God. We understand that what appears small can become a miracle in the hands of God and we believe this will happen today.”

It was explained at the meeting that this was not a political platform. “We don’t belong to this group or that group. We stand for the Kingdom of Light. We believe it is only the Covenant-Keeping God of Israel who can establish unity in diversity. He referred to South Africa, the Rainbow Nation, with its many languages, tribes, people and diversity – and then to Jerusalem. Quoting from the manifesto, he read: “When I look at your gates Jerusalem, I see different tribes and different nations. No-one is excluded. The gates of Jerusalem are open and bring an invitation to all.”

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A succession of declarations was released on the day by those in attendance as part of the manifesto. “Jerusalem we declare that nations will come through your gates. The Throne of Righteousness will sort everything out. We declare your peace. Jerusalem, from this day on, we will seek your prosperity.”

A copy of the manifesto will soon be available on the Beula Park International Conference Centre’s social media pages. For more information, visit www.beulapark.co.za

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Date published: 10/02/2024

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