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Minister's Toolbox was created for the pastor or minister who serves their church and community each day. Church work can be challenging, so we provide some tools you'll need to succeed. Each week, Minister's Toolbox address practical topics that are seldom discussed. In addition, we interview ministers from time to time who share insights about how they overcame challenges to enjoy what they do.
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EP 97: Is Prophetic Ministry Valid for Today?
Why is prophetic ministry in our day and age so very important? During this podcast, I share about my recent visit to Zimbabwe and how prophetic ministry played such a practical and vital role. During the show, I invited people to get my free download. You can receive it here. Transcript of Today's Podcast Since my last podcast episode, life has changed dramatically and permanently for me. Prophetic ministry played a major role in this. Allow me to share my journey to Zimbabwe and what that might mean for your ministry. The day before Thanksgiving I returned from a trip to Zimbabwe that I have still not recovered from and I am not talking about catching up on sleep. Those of you who listen to the podcast regularly know that my sons and I were invited to a unique conference in South Africa this past June hosted by my friends, Jan and Sara Nel. While there, Jan arranged for me to minister in Zimbabwe at the church of a pastor friend. The challenge was primarily financial. Since the economy of Zimbabwe is so depressed, I would need to raise my own funds to get there. Thanks to the generosity of so many of you, I was enabled to reach that goal. Before I share with you how the prophetic was so impactful on this trip, I need to give you a very brief history of the political situation in Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe was once called Southern Rhodesia having been governed in the last century by England. It would not serve our purposes to get into all the details, but a man called Robert Mugabe led the battle for Rhodesia to win independence. He was successful in 1980 and changed the name to Zimbabwe, becoming the first prime minister. Mugabe, unlike Nelson Mandela, was not a peaceful man. Many of his policies were carried out by force as he aligned himself with China, Russia, and other communist countries. Ironically, Zimbabwe always allowed the freedom to worship, which is uncharacteristic of communist regimes. I am skipping over many details, but Mugabe’s aggressive policy of confiscating white-owned land and industry had the unintended consequence of wrecking the economy. Understandably, Mugabe wanted his own people to own the majority of businesses in the country. However, they did not have the training or expertise to run these endeavors. So, farms we