Weekly Watch Focus: Venezuela in Crisis

FRIDAY, April 5, 2019—Venezuela is in crisis. Under the socialist regimes of Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro, a nation that in the 1950s was the wealthiest nation in South America with vast oil reserves has been driven into absolute poverty. Fifteen years of socialist policies has left people without food and medicine. Many have been reduced to scavenging garbage to feed their families. Power outages that last for days at a time have plunged Venezuela into darkness without access to clean water, food, or communications networks. Many Venezuelans have lost their lives to starvation, disease, and violence.

In January, the United States, Canada, Israel, Brazil, and several other nations have recognized opposition leader, Juan Guaido, as the legitimate leader of Venezuela in the wake of Venezuela’s disputed elections. Maduro has closed the border to block access of US humanitarian aid into the country and blamed most of the chaos on United States operatives. Last month, Russian forces landed in Venezuela to prop up dictator Nicholas Maduro’s socialist regime.

Please pray for God’s mercy for the people of Venezuela. Pray for the total defeat of this oppressive regime and for peace in this region. Bind back the Marxist philosophies ruling Venezuela. We ask, “God, restore freedom and prosperity. Lord, send revival and restoration for the people of Venezuela.”

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Psalm 75:7, “But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.”

1 Timothy 2:1-4, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.”

Ephesians 6:12 (AMP), “For we are not wrestling with flesh and blood [contending only with physical opponents], but against the despotisms, against the powers, against [the master spirits who are] the world rulers of this present darkness, against the spirit forces of wickedness in the heavenly (supernatural) sphere.”

2 Samuel 24:25b, “So the Lord heeded the prayers for the land, and the plague was withdrawn from Israel.”

Exodus 18:21, Matthew 18:18-20, Psalm 2:1-12; 2 Corinthians 1:3, 2 Corinthians 3:17

 

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