Eco­nomic melt­down was pur­posely done - King

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His Majesty King Mswati III says the fail­ure of the econ­omy was not a mis­take as it was means to launch the coun­try to great­ness.

“Oth­ers might look at the coun­try and say the econ­omy has been de­pleted,” the king said, adding that the fail­ure was pur­posely done and or­dained by God.

He said God was long aware that this would hap­pen in the present day while the coun­try was led by King Mswati III, and hence would not turn His face away from the na­tion.

“God knows us. He knows our strug­gles. The eco­nomic cri­sis is not just in Eswa­tini only as it en­com­passes the whole of Africa,” the king said.

Adding, he stated that God has not for­got­ten the coun­try and he ad­vised that those who had lost hope while look­ing at the gloomy econ­omy and giv­ing up should know that God wants peo­ple who have faith.

It is in this re­gard that when Je­sus chose his dis­ci­ples, he chose men who were ded­i­cated and worked hard, com­mit­ted and had faith. He said God wanted peo­ple, who when called to work hard, did not make ex­cuses and look at cer­tain tasks be­low their stature.

Mak­ing an ex­am­ple, he said if men were called to be­come fish­er­men, they were sup­posed to take up the chal­lenge and not look at fish­ing as a chore for the dis­en­fran­chised.

Em­pha­sis­ing, he said when peo­ple are called to be­come farm­ers, they should not look at it as a dirty en­gage­ment be­cause they have no faith in their ca­pa­bil­i­ties. “For a coun­try to suc­ceed, there needs to be peo­ple who have com­mit­ment. Who when start­ing a project, they do it very well.” He said the fail­ure of the econ­omy was what would en­able the coun­try to great­ness such as the role of Go­liath and Ju­das Is­car­iot in en­abling great oc­cur­rences in the Bi­ble. He said in the same way, Emaswati should stay un­wa­ver­ing be­cause there Great Man is al­ways with them and he will never leave them.

“In your great­est strife I en­cour­age you to­day to know that you should take all your prob­lems and put them in His hands be­cause He knows your fu­ture hence the en­tire na­tion should take their prob­lems and pains to God who will pro­vide cor­rect and con­sol­ing re­sponses which will not hurt them.”

Elab­o­rat­ing he said the God Emaswati serve will not give them a stone when they have asked for bread to sus­tain them as he will give them more than their ask.

“So, what we are go­ing to ask from God to­day; it might be fi­nan­cial wealth…He will mul­ti­ply it to many­fold.” Con­clud­ing His Majesty ac­knowl­edged that the coun­try has been blessed with peace which is by the grace of God.

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