To The Church In Kenya

This message has just been sent in an email to Christian friends in Kenya.  I feel the Lord wants it shared here also.  If you do not believe that the Holy Spirit gives prophetic messages in these times, or you are not interested in current events in Africa, you will save yourself some time by reading no further.
If, however, you do believe that the Lord speaks to His church in these days through prophecy, and care about what He is doing and saying to His Bride, please feel free to read on.  I would also ask  if you are Kenyan or in touch with Kenyan Christians, that you would pass this message on for their prayerful and sincere consideration.
Cheryl McGrath
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Dear Kenyan brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ,
You are all heavily on my heart at this time in the aftermath of the Westgate tragedy.  I know that now the siege has been declared over and you enter a time of mourning and deep reflection, many questions will be asked in Kenya.  Many people are still in shock, many will express anger at the perpetrators and also possibly at the governing authorities concerning issues of how the situation may have been handled better.  This is the normal reaction of people after such a traumatic national event. 
 
I am writing to encourage you to not be distracted at this time by becoming involved in such things as criticism of governing authorities, politicians or particular individuals.  Please leave those matters to those who are in the world.  You are not in the world, you are in Christ.  This is a time when the Kenyan people need spiritual leadership from the Christian church as never before.  Therefore it is imperative that you act and speak from your eternal position in Christ, even more than your temporary position as Kenyan citizens.  It is vitally important that as Kenyan Christians you seek the Lord in travailing prayer, both individually and corporately, for understanding of why this terrible event has taken place, and how you can best represent Jesus Christ in your nation during these days of sorrow and into the future.
 
I write as one with a deep love for Kenya and for the Kenyan people.  Since 2001 I have visited your nation on five separate occasions to minister the word of God, the last time in October 2011.  Personally I am deeply committed to seeing the Kenyan church established on solid foundations in the Word of God and flourishing in abiding, faithful  relationship with Jesus Christ.  The ministry set up by my husband and myself is demonstrating this commitment practically through facilitating support for a children’s home in Kitale, and through the provision of teaching materials and Bible training in rural churches in association with local leaders.  I share this information only so you will know I do not speak as a stranger, but as a friend and committed supporter of the Kenyan church.   Though separated by many thousands of miles, part of my heart always remains in Kenya and I grieve deeply with you over the senseless loss of life, injuries and trauma experienced in Nairobi over recent days.
 
In 2005, when I ministered at a conference at Bikeke in Western Kenya, I shared a prophetic word which had been given to me by the Holy Spirit for the church leaders in Kenya.  I asked the leaders present at that conference to take that word, share it, and carry it prayerfully in their hearts so that the church would be prepared for what was coming.   To what extent that request was followed through I cannot say. However, I believe it is time to again present that word to you as the disciples of Jesus Christ in Kenya.  In doing so I want you to know how deeply seriously I take the responsibility of sharing this word with you now, just as I did in 2005.  I present this to you once again from a place of tears, with the deepest love for the Bride of Christ in Kenya.
 

Word for the Kenyan Church As Delivered November 19, 2005, at Bikeke, Kenya

Relevant Scriptures: Exodus 14:21,22; 1 Cor. 10:1-2; Acts 27:12-15; Psalm 138:1-3 & 7-8

The Lord spoke to me of an east wind coming to His church in Kenya. We see in the scriptures that an east wind was always a harsh, rough wind. When it blew across Israel it stripped the crops. It was also known for setting ships off course. The east wind was not a welcome wind in Israel. Therefore the Lord says this is not a word that you will want to hear, nevertheless it must be heard. He is allowing this wind to come in order to cleanse and purify His Kenya church.

In Exodus 14: 21-22 we see that God sent an east wind to divide the waters of the Red Sea when Israel was coming out of Egypt. In scripture, Egypt is representative of the world and all its compromises. 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 tells us that when the Israelites crossed over between the walls of water, they were baptised into Moses. In other words, this crossing over was a shadow of water baptism. The sea became a place of baptism, and that place was provided for them by the strong east wind which parted the waters. The Lord is saying there is a coming “baptism of fire” for the church in Kenya which will come with this spiritual east wind He is sending. Through tribulation a Bride will come forth in Kenya fit for the Lord.

Furthermore in Acts 27:13,14 we read “and when the south wind blew softly, supposing that they had obtained their desire, putting out to sea, they sailed close by Crete. But not long after, a tempestuous head wind arose, called Euroclydon. So when the ship was caught and could not head into the wind, we let her drive.” By a word of knowledge, Paul had warned those in charge of the ship that they were headed for disaster (v.10), but his advice was not heeded. Deceived by a peaceful south wind, those on board believed they were safe. But suddenly a tempestuous head wind arose and set the ship off course. The name of this wind, Euroclydon, means “north east wind”.

I believe the Lord is saying it shall seem for a time to many in the church that they are headed for peace and safety, and this may be so for a season. However, this is not a time for the church to slumber. It is a time to prepare for what is coming, for the east wind will surely come to Kenya. The church leaders are to take these days of relative calm to prepare and strengthen the church so she may stand in Christ when the future time of testing comes.

The Lord also gave Psalm 138:1-3 and 7-8, and said there is revival coming to the Kenyan church and it will be a revival of the pure Word of God. Fear of the Lord will settle on the true Kenyan Bride. Kenyans will go forth to other African nations and to the world bearing a pure and uncompromised Word of the Lord spoken in all truth and authority. But this revival is coming forth through tribulation. The Lord will have for Himself a Bride-church in Kenya who reflects His holiness and His glory.

The Lord’s message to the Kenyan church is “prepare a place for Me”. It is to be the first place, the pre-eminent place, the same place Mary of Bethany gave Him as she sat at His feet and learned of Him. Leaders should take stock of their lives and their ministries, and should prepare their people. He is coming to find a place for Himself, not just to visit, but to dwell. You shall see the Lord high and lifted up over Kenya, but in the midst of trouble. The Lord says “when you see the east wind begin to blow across your nation, know it is I, and prepare for Me.”

The Lord did not give me any specific time frames for the coming of this “east wind” and I do not set forth dates or seasons. This word, as all prophetic words, should be brought before the Lord in prayerful intercession, and tested by the Spirit and the Word by the Kenyan church.

End of Prophetic Word

Brethren, it is sad to realise those who came to carry out evil plans in Nairobi this week travelled from the country geographically east and north east of Kenya.  I believe the spiritual east wind has now begun to blow in full force.  It is time for the church in Kenya to put away the false gospels of prosperity, lying signs and wonders and personal kingdom building.  It is time to forever forsake lingering witchcraft, greed, tribal rivalries and other compromises, and seek first the Kingdom of God.  Kenya is a key nation into Africa, and the Kenyan church has a key role to play in Africa.  The Lord has a specific purpose for the Kenyan church but first the church must be soundly established on His pure Word. In relation to this,  please also take time to read a subsequent prophetic message which was given for the African church in 2011 here.

I would ask if the prophetic message shared above finds witness within your spirit,  please share it among your church families, and other Kenyan Christians who can be trusted to take it to prayer, and make whatever changes and take whatever actions are directed by the Holy Spirit.  Know that my sincere love and prayers are with you as you stand together in Christ in the coming days.  May He be truly glorified in your midst and may your joy in Him run over abundantly.

In Christ,

Cheryl McGrath, Australia

Great South Land MInistries

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10 replies

  1. Cheryl,

    Our church has connections to a church in Kenya. I forwarded your word for their consideration. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Jambo Cherly,
    Thank you for remembering us at this very trying times. I had seen your prophecy on Kenya a while back and it sure looks like the east wind is gaining momentum in Kenya. There have been sporadic attacks from the Al shabab terrorists mainly aimed at churches. Recently the main airport broke out in a mysterious fire causing serious damage. Both the president and the deputy president of Kenya are facing crimes against humanity charges at the International Criminal court. We seem to be facing catastrophe after catastrophe and there is a general air of anxiety. As you have aptly put it, it is time for the bride of Christ in Kenya to sit back and take stock and refocus once more on the only source of our salvation, Jesus Christ. We appreciate your concern and prayers.
    Blessings, Lydia.

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    • Thankyou for your feedback Lydia. Yes, I am aware of the things you mention that have been happening in Kenya, including the airport fire. I know that there are many humble and faithful servants of God in Kenya who are watching and praying. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to visit your country a number of times and to have met some very precious Kenyan believers. The Lord is raising up a people for Himself who will give Him pre-eminence. God bless you as you continue to stand faithfully despite days of turmoil.
      CM

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  3. Reblogged this on Life beyond the walls and commented:
    On the Westgate tragedy, here is a word worth prayerfully considering.

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  4. As part of the body of Christ, ‘have been trying to make sense of this tragedy with little headway – this helps, truly. Thank you for posting the word. I will be sharing with the saints here.

    God bless you.
    PM

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