Have Mercy On The Poor

Many times within the society, you will hear statements about growing the economy. We are told about goals and targets, but in the midst of growing an economy, the poor are not in the equation. They are long forgotten by politicians and business people, and even some global agencies that promise to deal with charity and such issues.

Oftentimes, the advisers themselves have no idea what it is to be poor. They simply make decisions, oblivious of the realities. Sometimes you will see statements made by various countries regarding poverty eradication. They even have international-level conferences where they discuss and make statements to those assembled, and based on the statements, you wonder if they know where they are living.

Decisions have been made to make the investors happy, while the poor are very unhappy. In fact, they are dying under pressure.

Sadly, the younger generation is drowning under debt, burdened by the weight of what the previous generations left behind. This is not a legacy, this is a yoke.

God showed me a vision where a group of politicians and investors were crossing a river. They were all excited at the prospect of new business deals, but in the midst of all that, the Lord showed that there were two generations. The older generation was trying to catch up, but they could not. While the young generation was in the river trying to cross, the politicians were trying to extend their hands in a simple gesture, but it was only for show.

They didn’t realise, however, that in crossing the river at the pace to grow the economy and please the investors, there were different levels of the riverbed and that the children were drowning; the only alternative was for the Church to step in and save them. The politicians and business people did not even realise what was happening. There are other meanings, however, that will be discussed in articles to come.

One cannot drive an economy at the pace of investors and international lenders. Even when the nation passes the test, the people are failing the test. If we want to see the economy grow, we must put plans and measures in place to rescue the poor.


One billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.

In 2011, 165 million children under the age five were stunted (reduced rate of growth and development) due to chronic malnutrition.

The World Food Programme says, “the poor are hungry and their hunger traps them in poverty”. Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

The Bible, specifically and strongly, outlines in Proverbs 31: 8-9: “Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy.” Take a look also at Proverbs 22: 22-23, Psalm 12:5, and Isaiah 10: 1-3, which is a very serious scripture.

No nation must have any laws or decrees that would bring any kind of oppression or further hardship on the poor. When God establishes a leader in office, God judges them based on the burdens borne by the poor of the nation. In fact, that is what defines one’s legacy or the duration of the administration; and when we focus on pleasing the investors and the poor are forgotten, then it brings serious consequences and curses over the nation.

The country urgently needs to revisit the economic policies that it is pursuing.

The Government needs to set up JA Monetary Fund for the Poor. This will assist the poor, for example, with basic items, furniture, education, burial, and health bills.

– It needs to provide nurses’ aides for seniors, especially for the disabled children and adults.

– Coordinate with the private sector to donate skimmed milk powder and diapers to the newborn babies of poor families.

– Have a flat rate on water for the poor.

– Reduce GCT.

– Increase the minimum wage.

– Restore and revamp the free zone.

– Build more shelters for the homeless.

– Have a flat rate for electricity in low-income areas.

– Give more support for farming, not only in promoting it as a viable means of income, but also in subsidising the cost of tools and equipment.

– Lower insurance rates for second-hand vehicles.

– Implement a no-tax policy for new companies for the first three years.

There is much more we can do for the poor, particularly if we want to see the next generation rise to meet the challenges and overcome them for the growth and development of the nation.

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With the upcoming US Election, all eyes are again focused on the United States of America. Regardless of who the victor will be, there are still dark days ahead financially before things get better. Every country benefits from America one way or the other – even their enemies. But they now have to focus on the things that have allowed them to be great in the first place.

Helping humanity and feeding the poor is something the United States of America has been good at doing. They always put themselves in the position to assist weaker nations and people. (Psalms 41; Matthew 25)

The United States of America is the only nation that has placed on their currency the statement, ‘In God We Trust’. Hence they have to rebuild their economy according to the principles of the God in Whom their forefathers trusted. (Psalms 127: 1)

While there will still be political instability, God allow different people in different sectors to come forward with the spirit of Daniel. America should now bring the focus to small businesses in order to begin rebuilding their economy. Their greatest resources are in the ground and they should focus on the ground – food, water and energy.

Immigration Reform

This will bring a great blessing to America – AMNESTY! Biblical Principles support it. When America calls for an Immigration Amnesty then their Tax Revenue will increase, sales of Real Estate will increase; healing of families will take place; schools will benefit; crime will immediately reduce. They also need to encourage foreigners to invest particularly in Real Estate, by reducing the Property Tax. When Property Tax to foreigners is reduced, that will revamp the failing Real Estate sector.

In addition to that, when there is an Amnesty, therein also lies the potential for America’s military force to increase.

Family Values

The USA must increase their giving to Faith-based and other NGO’s in an effort to rebuild communities – particularly in the area of Youth Development; they are the future. There needs to be proper mentorship of the Youth.

A greater focus must be placed on effectively helping NGO’s and Faith-based organizations that help those with disabilities as well.

All-Round Re-Focus

The state of a nation’s social, moral and economic well-being is directly influenced the state of the churches within the nation. (Haggai 1 & 2) The Church in America needs to get back to basics and focus on rebuilding.

America should never take its eyes away from Biblical Prophecies. Thus, they need to equip and build their military now more than ever, have the best communications and weapons to deal with future challenges and threats. (II Chronicles 26: 14 – 15)

The nation also needs to do more and better for their veterans. They have to remember that the enemy within can be greater than the enemy outside. The veterans still have a great deal to contribute to nation-building.

America needs to rebuild their Space Program. Never rely on another country – Biblical Prophecies cannot lie.

America needs to continue with Free Health and Free Education for those who cannot afford it, and put systems in place for foreign students to have an easier opportunity to stay and build what they have learnt.

America must embrace and invest in the ‘small’ man – those who are considered the rejects of the society. The shelters have become treasury of wealth. Many who have solutions they are seeking are there.

Let there be an easier process with regard to Visa restrictions concerning African countries and smaller nations. This would be balanced with the adherence of such individuals to vaccination processes and health guidelines and requirements.

The USA needs to cut out the zoning and tax restrictions throughout the nation that are killing businesses and making it more difficult and complicated for smaller businesses to exist and flourish.

There needs to be a group that will stand up to the banks and influence them to cease plundering businesses, homeowners and the poor. The banks are some of the greatest obstacles to economic change and growth. It is a stronghold in the nation. Law makers need to stand up to the banks.

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