Prophet Isaiah Sovi who is currently on a Botswana tour, took a break from his hectic philanthropic mission to pay a courtesy call on the Botswana president. Prophet Sovi was met at the Office of the President by Permanent Secretary to the President and cabinet Mr Cater Morupsi.
Speaking to Onward Christian Radio from Gaborone Botswana, the founder of the Imperial City Church said: “what a humbling moment standing in the Office of the President – laying hands and praying for the leaders of Botswana, to continue to have – Supernatural Wisdom, Guidance and Protection – who could ever even imagine – wow – Botswana is geared for a great spiritual awakening.”
The philanthropic, millionaire preacher has been on a mission to give alms to the poor in Botswana, he donated food, beds, blankets and a cow to the Batlang Support Group, a charity that supports and looks after the disadvantaged victims of HIV/AIDS based in Gaborone.
Commenting on his charity work, Prophet Sovi said “What we have started her in Botswana is a movement of love, we are demonstrating what Jesus commended us to do. Our wish is that may this gesture encourage others to emulate and do more to help our communities”.
Christian leaders visit high political offices
What Prophet Sovi has done is not unusual. Christian leaders have been visiting and praying for leaders in high office. Seasoned Christian leaders such as Rodney Howard-Browne and Kenneth Copeland have in the recent past stopped over at the Oval Office to lay hands on and pray for President Donald Trump.
Just a few days ago across Botswana’s boards in Zimbabwe popular American filmmaker, author and preacher, Bishop TD Jakes who was in Zimbabwe for the ZimPraise Festival stopped at State House where he prayed with President Robert Mugabe.
It’s a Godly deed
Commenting on the trend of Christian leaders paying courtesy calls and praying for political leaders. Christian author Brilliant Pongo said: “There is nothing untoward with regards what Prophet Sovi or TD Jakes have done in paying courtesy to the political leadership in the countries that they are visiting in fact it is in line with biblical teaching.
The apostle Peter wrote that believers are to “submit yourselves to every human authority for the Lord’s sake, whether it be to the king, as supreme, or to governors, as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and to praise those who do right. … Honour all people. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king” (1 Pet. 2:13-14, 17).
Similarly, Paul wrote to Timothy, “Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone, for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty, for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour” (1 Tim. 2:1-3).”
Pongo added “we must thank God for leaders, such as Prophet Sovi, and TD Jakes that honour and respect the political leadership this is what Christians must do. This helps build a substantive relationship between the Pentecostal Christian community and the political establishment which is sometime strained at most times particularly in the southern African region.”
Prophetic and Deliverance Services
Prophet Isaiah Sovi has not only been giving alms, he is also, in the middle of what have been dubbed the ‘four Saturdays of Deliverance’ lined up to start on the 23rd of September 2017 in Gaborone.
A man renowned for his prophetic prowess, he has attracted worldwide attention and excitement with his forensic prophecies and miraculous healing.
Large crowds always pack the venues which he visits hoping to catch a glimpse of this anointed servant of God.