Many people assume that any country’s problems are determined by those in leadership. What was caricatured on Robert Mugabe, has since been transferred to ED Mnangagwa. The two happen to represent a deep-seated system that cuts across the decadence of the entire society. It is not enough, even to assume that the military is at fault. Those attacking President Mnangagwa for his current scorch-earthed polices, ought to be fully aware of what lies beneath the crust.
As captured on his interview with Trevor, Hopewell admitted to having been among those sold to the idea of giving Mnangagwa a chance, after 2017 coup. Hopewell had been of the view that Mugabe was the cause of the country’s problems. But Chin’ono has had to be incarcerated by the same man, in whom he had placed some faith.
Hopewell Chin’ono is not alone, gripped in such misplaced viewpoints, concerning the troubles of our country. Others blame ZANU PF as an organization, having been systematically structured on occult terms. But all mysticisms are embroiled in the spirit of falsehood rather than in truth. The earlier this is understood the better.
Just a few years ago, who could have predicted that Douglas Mwonzora would behave in the way he now behaves? Has he been bewitched? The behavior of President Mnangagwa is replete, even among the considered decent church groupings. This, apparently, uncultured behavior, is also characterized in domestic violence among family units, as reported in the media. This portrays what was aptly put by the apostle Paul:
“Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God” (Ephesians 6:10-17) (NIV).
Apparently, Paul refers to authorities, powers of this dark world and spiritual forces, as belonging to what is evil in the heavenly realms. Before attacking personalities, as characteristic of Mnangagwa’s leadership position, it is important to understand the reality of what was unveiled by Paul. Many people are currently reeling under despair—especially as appears to be no hope of foreign interventions, in our country’s turmoil.
What is on public record is that Mugabe had supporters, filling the stadia during his time. Therefore, it cannot be fair to put all the blame on him. The current president may not have as much support, but, certainly, he has a sizable support. Let alone those willing to carryout sadistic activities on his behalf. How could such people be willing to do such things without the demonic spirit dwelling in their inner beings?
We have to appreciate that leadership is a spiritual matter. Of course, there is no human leadership existing without the spiritual force behind it. Also, there is no human leadership that can exist without God allowing it. And yet it would be blasphemous to blame God for the evil that exists. Only the truth was designed to set people free.
The Christian community maintains that Satan is responsible for all human problems. Although being the creator of all things, God has allowed Satan to coexist with humanity. But, unbeknown to many, is that there is nothing that Satan can do, unless allowed by those concerned. Similarly, there is nothing that God can do, unless allowed by human beings.
This is why Jesus Christ instructed His followers to use the following statement, when praying: “Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven.” (Matthew 6:9-12). God does not impose His will on humanity, although dismayed by humanity’s wrong choices. The reason why God is dismayed by such choices is, basically, the resultant suffering that humans go through.