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A Time To LeaveSunset in Kenya

 

It is written,

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There are times and seasons, according to Solomon, for everything.  That is, there are proper times to do certain things and there are proper times not to do certain things.  With those seasons the things that should be done flourish but the things that should not be done bring sorrow and pain.  The trick is to recognize the season that you are in.

Perhaps, due to my apostolic calling, I tend to see the “big picture” and recognize national shifts and emerging fundamental truths.  Over the years I have come to understand that before any big storm there is a time to take action to mitigate the disaster that is about to occur; a window of opportunity, if you will, and if you fail to take advantage of that short season of grace bad things happen.

During the run up to the Second World War there was a time when Jewish people could simply leave Germany.  Those who did “sat out” the horrific events that fell upon many of their counrtymen.  What seemed like a sacrifice a the time became a small price to pay when the consequences of staying were finally known.  When Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait there was a period of a week or two where you could simply drive across the desert to Jordan but after that, if you stayed, there was no escape.  In Armenia those who left, because they listened to the prophets that God sent to warn believers, escaped the killing of over 1 million of their fellow believers.  Even in Russia there was a period of grace, about seventeen years, starting from the time of the revolution until the day that the new communist government began in earnest to collectivize the country.  Those few who listened to God’s spirit and left escaped the coming gulags and mass starvation.

It is written,

“A prudent man foreseeth the evil, and hideth himself: but the simple pass on, and are punished.”

Proverbs 22:3 and 27:12 (the same verse)

My message is simple,

 

“It is time to leave Kenya.”

 

Right now, it is a time to leave Kenya.  I ask all those who hear what the Spirit is saying to His churches in Kenya to pray about and consider this message.  The hand writing is on the wall and the time of judgement is at hand.  I feel, in my spirit, that there is a window of opportunity of two or, at most, three years to leave freely.  After this window closes it will be extremely difficult to get out of the country and those who attempt to flee will risk their lives in doing so.  Though leaving now is a sacrifice it pales in comparison to the awful price that some may pay if they stay.

Those who cannot or will not leave Kenya risk being trapped by the coming events and will be forced to ride out the storm as best they can. There has been genocide in Uganda and Rwanda and there is currently genocide happening in the Congo and even South Sudan.  Though Kenya seems stable its people are under enormous economic and political pressures that may erupt into full-scale ethnic violence akin to what happened between the Tutsi and Hutu people of Rwanda.  This is an awful thought, one which many do not wish to contemplate, but nevertheless if God is indeed warning us of events to come, it is better to consider rather than ignore what He says.

Many times fear causes people to stay longer than they should.  They fear the unknown and prefer to hope for the best where they are rather than pull up roots and leave their familiar surroundings. There are many and varied excuses for staying put, which seem sound to those who do so at the time, but prove to be disastrous in the long run.  Those who have ears to hear can simply sit out the coming Holocaust if they are not present for it.  Yes, it will be terrible to see others go through tough times but it is better to pray for them from a place of safety than to pray with them for your very lives.

Some reason that they will sacrifice themselves and stay with those they love even in the midst of troublesome times.  They want to be with their extended families even if there is real hardship and danger.  However, unless God Himself directs you to do this, such a course of action is folly.  The only thing you will accomplish is to add your suffering to their own.  Consider that if you have already left and have established yourself in another place outside of the conflict area then you will be able be a place of shelter for them when things turn ugly.  Instead of being destitute refugees in a strange land you will be able to give them a place to stay and sustenance if they are fortunate enough to be able to flee the conflict.

In conclusion, it is a time to leave Kenya and all those who have the faith to do so will be able, in large part, to save themselves and their families from the coming storm.  I do not say these things lightly nor do I think that people must do what I say.  What I do believe is that each man and woman should be convinced of these things by the Holy Spirit.  My part is simply to warn others as best I can and trust God to lead and guide them as He wishes.

 

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