His Majesty King Mswati III
joined by Emakhosikati and Emazinyane as they go through the scriptures at the end of year service held at Mandvulo Grand Hall yesterday. Prime Minister, Chiefs, Cabinet ministers, members of both houses of Parliament and emabandla came in their numbers to fellowship with the King on the day. The service marks the end of royal activities as the King prepares to go on seclusion.
Having been selected to lead the country after His Majesty King Mswati III sought counsel from the Most High, Prime Minister Ambrose Dlamini has been advised to not change from the person he was identified as.
Reverend Grace Masilela said the attributes considered prior to his appointment were needed by the country.
The reverend recalled how trusting in God enables one to be successful. Referring to Genesis 26:1 she said the biblical Isaac trusted in God who ensured that his harvests during famine were to be reckoned with.
She said it was in this regard that by trusting in God, the PM would be successful all the time and the country would become a model for other nations to try emulate as they will question as to how the success came about.
She challenged the PM to take up Jesus as his guide. On the other hand, Reverend Tembe called on the new PM to seek God’s counsel in everything he will do and not take things for granted as though they were ordained to happen. “It is dangerous to go to war without God going before you,” he said of the challenges the PM will face. He said for every decision to be made, God’s counsel needed to be sought so as to ensure that the right one was made at all times. Making a biblical example, he referred to 1 Samuel
as well as He said even if there were close family members who doubted the anointing that was on the PM, he should not doubt his calling as it happened with biblical David whose father Jesse did not think worthy of being used by God.
On the other hand, he recalled how wars between the Philistines and Israelites were always provoked by the parallel religions and as such, the PM needed to note that his battles would be against those who did not believe as he did. He stated that it was iron-
ic that the country was celebrating 50 years of Independence, His Majesty King Mswati III’s 50th birthday whereas the PM is also 50 years old. On the other hand, he said more irony was that the nation was converged at Mandvulo Grand Hall to worship God of Old who in Siswati is Jehova wasemandvulo whereas the new PM is also known as Mandvulo.
Umbutfo Eswatini Defence Force Chaplain Reverend Sabelo Maseko called on the nation to fortify its strength in the Lord as there they would find refuge.