KING WARNS ON GREED KILLINGS

... says only in­di­vid­u­als with the in­ter­est of the peo­ple must be elected to Par­lia­ment, not peo­ple who will ap­pear to be car­ing yet they have their own hid­den agen­das. His Majesty said it must only be peo­ple who have God in their hearts who must win seat

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His Majesty King Mswati III has said the na­tion must be on the look-out for op­por­tunists who will want to take chances to get elected to Par­lia­ment as na­tional elec­tions draw nearer.

His Majesty said only in­di­vid­u­als with the in­ter­est of the peo­ple must be elected to Par­lia­ment, not peo­ple who will ap­pear to be car­ing yet they have their own hid­den agen­das. His Majesty said it must only be peo­ple who have God in their hearts who must win seats in Par­lia­ment.

Th­ese re­marks were cap­tured from the King’s ser­mon he de­liv­ered at the be­gin­ning of the year ser­vice at Mand­vulo Grand Hall yes­ter­day. The ser­mon was also at­tended by Prophet Wal­ter Ma­gaya of PHD Min­istries in Zim­babwe, who was the King’s guest.

His Majesty said some peo­ple are hyp­ocrites and op­por­tunists who use ev­ery slight­est op­por­tu­nity to achieve their goals yet they do not have the peo­ple’s in­ter­est at heart. He said in most cases once they are at the top they for­get that it is God’s grace that got them where they are. The King said once some­one for­gets God, things fall apart.

“If you want to pros­per you must not for­get that all you have is through God’s grace and you must guard it jeal­ously. Once you for­get the grace then you will fall from grace. Do not think that you oc­cupy that po­si­tion be­cause you de­serve it,” the King said.

“Most of the time peo­ple are pre­tenders and por­tray them­selves as in­di­vid­u­als they are not. We need peo­ple who are guided by God which comes from their hearts. When peo­ple re­ceive God’s grace they even for­get who has put them in that par­tic­u­lar po­si­tion.” He said peo­ple turn to for­get who has blessed them and be­come big headed and for­get who has el­e­vated them to that po­si­tion.

“Once God has given you the op­por­tu­nity you must not for­get it is God’s grace that got you to that po­si­tion,” His Majesty added.

The King said peo­ple must know that at some point God will show his wrath.

He said the na­tion must be care­ful not to in­vite God’s wrath be­cause once God gets to that point ev­ery­one and ev­ery­thing will per­ish.

“When God re­alised that peo­ple had sinned He used wa­ter to de­stroy them. Not even please could change God’s heart be­cause He had al­ready de­cided,” the King said.

His Majesty King Mswati III joined by Emakhosikati and mem­bers of the Royal fam­ily as they lis­ten to the ser­mon at Mand­vulo Grand Hall dur­ing the be­gin­ning of year ser­vice yes­ter­day.

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