Repentance for Racism – Long walk to Freedom
AFRICA TURN YOUR HEADS TO JESUS
By Warren David Horak
On the 24 April 1999, Father birthed something very special in a township called Orange Farm, south of Soweto in South Africa. He awakened the children to start praying in Orange Farm every day.
God used these children in mighty ways to bring forth His Kingdom in Orange Farm. The war has been intense as it still continues over this city.
So today, I honour all the children in Orange Farm who have paid the price to follow Jesus. For those who are not following hard after Him, I call you home to Your Father in heaven.
I also honour all the mothers and fathers, ministry leaders and pastors who have remained true to their awesome calling in Orange Farm.
Repentance Journey to Israel
Between the 19th and 21st of November 1999, in Johannesburg SA, while at the (SALT) Sondoulos African leadership training program (the program was developed train up government leaders to govern God’s way), while we were focusing on the actual devastation and poverty in Africa, the Lord impressed the following on my heart:
I kept on asking myself the question “why”?
Why is Africa the darkest continent?
Why is Africa in so much bondage?
Why is Africa under such a curse?
The first major reason that came forward from the discussions is because of the level and depth of idolatry in the continent.
God showed me the other reason is because of Africa’s treatment of Israel as a nation, but God did not only impress on me our recent sins that is our sins of the past 300-400 years towards Israel and the Jews, but ancient sins as recorded in the bible.
We have never repented as a continent for the sins of Egypt against God’s chosen people. I am not only referring to Egypt with its present borders but Egypt as Africa. Africa was known under a variety of names in biblical days such as ‘The land of Havilah’ (Gen. 2:11), ‘The land of Ham’ (Pslm.105: 23-27), ‘Egypt’ (Gen. 12:10-11), ‘Ethiopia’ (Gen. 2:13), ‘Cyrene’ (Mt. 27:32).
The African curse
Where does the present curse of death and poverty that is on Africa come from? I believe that because of Africa’s continual cursing and resisting of Israel in our continental history we are under a curse according to the word of God.
“I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
The first recorded sin or curse against Israel from Africa happened after Joseph had died and God was prospering and multiplying Israel in the midst of Africa.
Pharaoh then decided to place Israel under bondage and keep them as slaves for 400 years. When Moses came to deliver the people of Israel God used force to demonstrate that He loved Israel and to avenge them of their oppressors. Interesting to see how Africa has been oppressed by other nations for over 400 years.
Now is the time that God is going to redeem Africa from her oppressors. Only if we will follow His plan. In the last 300 to 400 years most African nations have themselves cursed Israel by their behavior towards the Jews and the nation of Israel.
In 2000 the year after being sent into Orange Farm, during a very trying time in my personal life the Lord decided to send me to Israel to repent on behalf of African Christians.
How I got to Israel only God could do. Due to this revelation of Africa’s sin towards Israel God took me to the, “All Nations Convocation” to repent on behalf of Africa to Israel this conference was focused on gathering 200 nations to repent for this sins of the church against the Jews which culminated in a massive repentance on behalf of 200 nations in the yad-vashem memorial (holocaust memorial in Israel).
Arise Africa and Love Israel
There were over 40 nations from Africa in Israel and we had a separate time as continent to repent for our sins towards Israel. Now God has shown us this repentance must continue as Africa is called to bless Israel through prayer and by practically serving Israel in these dark times. Africa truly is called to be Israel’s friend and safe haven.
The destiny of Africa is tied to Israel destiny as we bless Israel so we will be blessed. Isaiah 19:19 -23
In that day there will be an altar to the Lord in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to the Lord at its border. 20 And it will be for a sign and for a witness to the Lord of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to the Lord because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. 21 Then the Lord will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know the Lord in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to the Lord and perform it. 22 And the Lord will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to the Lord, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.
23 In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians.
24 In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, 25 whom the Lord of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.”
Praise God the original mission God sent me was accomplished as far as the first phase and that is the repentance on behalf of the continent of Africa for ancient sins done against Israel.
The second phase which is to bless Israel on behalf of the continent.
African Fish eagle
God released a marvelous vision to a German lady about Africa on this Israel trip.
She saw, “A very large eagle with a white head flying from Africa over Israel as it flew over Israel it was completely quite. Huge balls of fire dropped out from behind the eagle and Gods revival and protection was wherever these balls of fire fell.”
I believe prophetically this eagle is the remnant from Africa who will travel into Israel to bring the revival fire from Africa to Israel. This eagle represents the body of Christ in Africa not just one nation or region.
The African fish eagle has a white head this is significant as this eagle is known as the ‘fish’ eagle their is a giant fish(harvest) in Israel which will be caught by the African eagle. The quietness speaks of humility and surprise attack on the enemy God will commission this eagle to fly soon once He has sent His revival fire in Africa which will go from Cape to Cairo to Jerusalem.
The white head and black and brown body and white tail of the fish eagle speaks of the different nations in South Africa.
White Africans which God sent to this continent from Europe (Holland, Germany, United Kingdom, France) to love and disciple this nation and many African nations will rise up with the power of the body and the wings of the black and brown brethren in this continent.
The white nations in Africa are called to serve and disciples the black and brown nations with His love.
We as white South Africans must repent for dropping the torch!
Before I went to Israel the Lord showed me something very important as far as the nation of South Africa is concerned. He gave the following scripture:
Malachi 4:5-6 “Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn The hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse
He showed me that He sent His people from Europe as missionaries and settlers to this nation to bring the Gospel to this nation and southern Africa. These first white people and the existing white South Africans who are born again are the spiritual fathers of this nation.
Much good work was done by the likes of Andrew Murray, Smith Wigglesworth, Reece Howels, John G Lake and others. Many thousands of people were touched and lives were both impacted spiritually and physically with the anointing of the reformation from Europe.
However, our forefathers soon lost their way and got side tracked by national pride and the religious spirit which was rooted in unforgiveness and bitterness which resulted in many great atrocities done in the name of the Church and Christianity.
The black and brown people who were our spiritual children raised in mission schools and taught the gospel were led astray by our bad example of the Father heart of God. We ended up abusing and oppressing and children (South Africa now has one of the highest child abuse rates in the world).
This is a curse we must break through repentance on a large scale, now our spiritual children say “I don’t want to serve the white mans God’ and would rather go back to idolatry and ancestor worship and communism.
The spirit of rejection has been released due to the huge wound we as white have inflicted in the hearts of our black brothers. This wound will only be healed through true godly sorrow which produces repentance. This repentance will manifest in action.
Our eventual fruit of our dropping the torch was apartheid but this seed grew in our ancestor’s hearts for many decades before it gave rise to full blown racism. We as white South Africans need to live in repentance towards our black brothers and sisters before we will see true unity in the Church.
We are their spiritual fathers of the nation, God says He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the Children it is therefore the fathers responsibility to repent to the children first, then the hearts of the children will be turned to the fathers.
Repentance to be made to all black and brown people in this nation:
- For our fathers dropping the ‘torch’
- Every form of abuse of our spiritual children.
- Deception and betrayal
- Domination and control
We must do this before it is to late; satan would like cause civil war in this nation.
God showed us in Israel that He is sending the torch to South Africa.
It is time for the Body of Christ in South Africa to pick up the Torch!! God is sending His fire to our generation so we can do what our forefathers were called to do; let us see this continent transformed by the gospel of the Kingdom of God. We are called to pursue His heart and in so doing we will see our lives and nations changed by His fire.
Let the word become flesh in our nation, not only talk!!!
Addressing the Land Issue in South Africa from a Biblical perspective
In 1999 the Lord showed me that the same spirit that attacked and crippled Zimbabwe will come south into South Africa.
The Land would become the main issue!
In brief he showed me the curse over Africa needed to be broken.
There is no doubt we need a godly solution to the land issue in South Africa. The Lord has the solution.
Right now the farm murders continue unabated in South Africa and the fear continues to escalate over our farmers as plans of the enemy are exposed.
This curse can only be broken by humility, repentance, continuous prayer, obedience to His heavenly blue print for South Africa and true worship. This is what will usher in the greatest revival we have ever seen, that will change the stony heart of South Africa into a heart of flesh.
Instead of false fires all over the nations, we will see the true fire of the Holy Spirit sweep this nation as the Spirit of repentance and Father’s love sweeps the face of South Africa.
Message to the Farmers
The Lord led myself with a team in 2000 to the farmers – to Redeem the Land. I gave them the warning that the Lord placed in my heart and the message the Lord gave me in Israel.
The first step was to give the Land back to God. All Land is His.
The next step was to repent to God for our sins toward the other races in South Africa.
This got personal and the Lord led us to help farmers to repent to their staff on the farms which released great peace on the farms.
The strategy the Lord gave us was that farmers need to come back to the Lord and know Him intimately and then to repent to their staff and all black and brown people in this nation. (See repentance letter at the end of this article.)
God called the farmers in South Africa to disciple this nation by raising up spiritual sons and daughters in South Africa and the rest of Africa, not slaves who were under paid and oppressed.
This mission was not accomplished, yet!
Instead of raising sons, we raised our sons as slaves, now we have a rebellion against fathers who were not true fathers but task masters. They never loved their neighbours nor their workers who were called to be sons.
We need to repent of these sins on all farms in South Africa.
Sons are supposed share in the inheritance with their fathers.
Sons should go further and higher than their fathers in every way; from glory to glory. We failed at this.
Now is our chance, to make this right and see God move in South Africa.
The Lord is raising up the Davids and removing the Sauls in this nation. The Davids are worshipers, who have a heart for their sons, no matter what race they happen to be.
Farmers in South Africa are called to lead through humility and servant-hood.
Hearts of the father’s to the children
Malachi 4:5-6 says,
Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet
Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord.
And he will turn
The hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers,
Lest I come and strike the eart h with a curse
If the farmers who were called to father this nation would turn their hearts to their staff and neighbors and love them through repentance and restitution then the curse will be stopped.
South Africa; it is now your time to lead Africa through true humility and brokenness.
Farmers call to action
When farmers in South Africa turn to the Lord with all their heart and love their people as sons and daughters, then we will see revival break lose as His true revival fire sweeps our nation.
Farmers who have Father’s Heart will help their “sons”start their own farms and disciple and mentor them to become godly farmers who intern also raise up sons/disciple who are successful in business and life.
Farmers need to be disciples of Jesus before they can make disciples
There is more than enough land in South Africa.
Imagine if every farmer started to raise up just one “son” on their own farm! What would happen to the land issue?
If farmers would come together as one I am sure that vast amounts of land could be obtained from the government for raising up sons as farmers and passing on the anointing and torch of farming in this nation.
The curse would be broken and hearts will be healed and the violence planned by the enemy would fail as the Body of Christ does what Jesus wants Her to do.
When the giant arises in South Africa. Great wealth will released and created for all and a civil war will be averted!
We will see South Africa feed the nations as God blesses this reconciliation and humility.
This move will spread north through Africa, as South Africa fathers Zimbabwe as sons in this coming great revival.
Now is the time!
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My own personal journey to Father’s Heart
Each step of this awesome journey has been an internal journey of my own heart, where my Father has loving led me through this very arduous journey to His heart.
As I can only give what I have received. Father first had to change my heart so that I could overcome all the pain, suffering and struggles, victories and defeats.
He has taken out my stony heart and placed His heart of flesh in me. He has taught me how to love unconditionally, those who have and still seek to destroy me.
He has healed me from all that pain. I love them now, as His mercy is new every morning.
As I am filled with Father’s love each and everyday. I am a broken vessel that Father has chosen to use in this great fight. All I desire is to please the Father and hear Him say, “well done good and faithful servant” at the end of my race.
I am very thankful for the many wonderful people Father put in my life over the past years and even for my enemies who have really helped me to get closer to my Father heart.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for the great help they have all been to me.
I am eternally grateful and thankful for all the pain and suffering he has allowed in my life. For only through many tribulations have I been able to enter His Eternal Kingdom.
My desire is for you as the reader, is that each you too will be touched by Father’s Heart.
Repentance for racism
In February 2003, he sent us to Orange Farm on behalf of the white Christians in South Africa to repent to the brown and black nations for the sins of our father’s. For all the atrocities done in the name of Christianity.
This six week repentance walk was called the “Long Walk To Freedom” after Nelson Mandela’s biography.
The Lord said, “Orange Farm is the seedbed for revival in Africa.”
We never realised the pain and suffering that we would have to endure to see His will performed and purpose established.
Orange Farm and South Africa it is your time! Arise and shine.
Our long walk continues.
Let us hold hands and keep walking
Please let us keep Orange Farm and South Africa, in your prayers and trust Him to establish His Kingdom there as He has promised.
All our love in His service
Warren and Mirjam Horak