HER Majesty Indlovukazi has urged pastors to walk the talk and live an exemplary life which will see them going to heaven.
This was part of the Indlovukazi’s sermon which she delivered at Lozitha Palace on Saturday during the end of year prayer service.
Her Majesty said it was important that pastors lead by example, saying it would be painful to see the men of the cloth sweating and delivering the message from above but at the end do not make it to Heaven.
“Kumcoka bafundisi kutsi nani nitsi nibhenguta njena nisishumayela nibe nati kahle kutsi manendlula niya ekhaya Ezulwini ngoba kungaba buhlungu kutsi bese nitikhandza esihogweni,” Her Majesty said.
She added that she was personally sure that when she dies she will go to heaven because she is doing the will of God while on earth. “Mine nje angingabati kutsi ngiyobe ngibhenguta khona ekhaya Ezulwini ngoba yami indlela ihlobile,” she said.
Thank you Your Majesty - PM
Prime Minister Sibusiso Dlamini thanked His Majesty King Mswati III and Her Majesty for leading the nation with wisdom from God, saying the country still stands strong because Their Majesties were using biblical teachings to lead the nation.
The premier also thanked the King for personally taking action and helping government when the country was in financial crisis. He said 2011 was a difficult year for government and country but the King supported them until the situation improved.
“It all started when the SACU rebates received by the country were drastically reduced after the country started experiencing cash flow problems. The King personally came through for government and went out to save the country from the crisis. Indeed His Majesty came back with seven billion from SACU, something which we appreciate as government, because the situation was able to stabilise,” he said.
The PM said he was happy that as a result government was able to implement a number of programmes. “I am proud to report that the number of people accessing clean water has increased as we speak,” the PM said.
All is possible with God - King
Despite that His Majesty King Mswati III did not get time to prepare for his sermon on Saturday, he was able to deliver a moving sermon that moved all present.
His Majesty said he had meant to prepare for the sermon in order to deliver a well researched sermon, but could not because he had a lot of work, as there were a number of people he had to meet on daily basis.
The King’s message to the nation was that people must not allow problems to change their focus but use these to their advantage while rising above them. The King said the impossible with man was always possible with God as long as people served and worshipped him in truth.
He said the country was faced with a lot of challenges in the previous years but managed to pull through because God was with the Swazi nation. He said people who worshipped God always get good rewards saying the Swazi nation survived a lot of challenges including storms because it was a nation that feared God.
“This is the time for the nation to thank God for seeing us through the year and ask for his guidance and protection as we approach year end. God will continue to guide and protect us if we continue to worship him in truth. God will protect you in the midst of your enemies and see you through any kind of trouble,” His Majesty said.
The King also commended the two groups being Nduduzo Matse, and Jesus Calls Worship Centre, Pigg’s Peak branch for the good music rendered. He also commended the MC of the day Mashikilisana ‘Hulumende’ Fakudze for his skills in directing proceedings.
Ritual murderers rebuked
REVEREND Grace Masilela has warned the nation that there must be no ritual murder related deaths as the country heads to the polls for parliamentary seats next year.
She said all those who would kill others in order to earn seats in parliament were rebuked and will not make it. She said it was common that when elections drew closer people disappeared, only to be later found dead and mutilated.
“When elections approach, old women disappear, light skinned old women and children must not disappear next year because females are usually victims of ritual murder practices. All those who intend to kill to earn a seat will not make it in Jesus’ name,” she admonished.
Pastor Zakhele Malaza of Jesus Calls Worship Centre spoke about wisdom and integrity while also urging the nation to look after the hungry and poor, saying those were the most dangerous people in society because they ended up selling even the piece of land they owned as a result of desperation.
Bishop Enock Maseko, Pastor Shodi Msibi, Pastor Griffths Dlamini, Pastor Jerome Sangweni and Pastor Vincent ‘Shortgun’ Simelane also lined-up to minister to the gathering in prayers and sermon which left all present in high spirits. Also present during the service were cabinet ministers, chiefs, church leaders from different denominations and the nation at large.