When I was in South Africa, we recorded a number of the events. Niell has been working hard editing them and getting them ready for distribution. We have released four of the six albums so far here in the States. The other two are in the pipeline.
My reason for releasing them here was simple. Maybe even simplistic. Much of it is new information. Even if you have listened to the redemptive gift teaching we released 11 years ago, there is new, valuable insights in these.
However, a friend of mine, Brett, gave me a very different perspective. She was raised in Swaziland and is now living in the States so she has a bigger world view.
She wrote: “Your South African presentation could be/become very important in America’s future as so many Christians are acting powerless in our society. Whether we are feeling hopeless, fearing retaliation or simply lack knowledge on how to ‘fight the good fight,’ too many of us are ‘powerless’ against the wrecking ball tearing down America.”
Powerlessness is one of the themes I touched on repeatedly there. For many years the Black South Africans felt powerless in the face of the laws of Apartheid while the White South Africans felt powerless in the face of the international sanctions.
Now the White South Africans often feel powerless in the face of the Black majority and the laws which give them greater rights in the marketplace than the Whites have.
My constant message while I was there was that the spiritual dynamics trump the political, economic and social dynamics. We do not deny the presence of very strong forces, but the Christian who is knowledgeable in the use of principles can change the environment around them.
The range of powerlessness which I explored was immense.
People in Cape Town are accustomed to feeling powerless about the storms which have caused hundreds of ships to flounder on the coast. I pointed to the Servant tribe which God had brought to the area and the authority which they could unpack to stop the storms.
The murder rate in the Teacher city of Pretoria is rising. I explained the root issues and gave them strategies for using the gift of the community in their favor.
We talked about the pervasive inability of many to get justice from government institutions and took them to the mesmerizing spirit and the Aramean curse.
We talked about the incomparable gold mines in the city of Johannesburg and explored the vast damage done by the European miners of yesteryear and developed strategies for healing the city. Even that mess is smaller than the power of God to redeem!
We talked about the high rate of caesarean section births, and how that can be dramatically reduced.
We explored the special kids and walked through new strategies to use the treasures in their spirit to ameliorate the deficits in their brains.
Powerlessness is optional. God designed us for dominion, and we get there through proper application of principles.
If your world is hammering on you with a message of futility, these teachings are an antidote to the relentless sandblasting of your soul by a message that is false.
As you explore the various albums from South Africa, do one pass listening to the obvious content. Then do it again listening for the teachings on how to overcome powerlessness. Immerse your spirit and soul in the defiant message of dominion to restore your fighting spirit.
The following have already been released as downloads. Two more are in the pipeline.
Copyright March 2011 by Arthur Burk
On the Quarterdeck, in Anaheim