Population: 23,201,926 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Malayo-Indonesian (Merina and related Betsileo), Cotiers (mixed African, Malayo-Indonesian, and Arab
ancestry - Betsimisaraka, Tsimihety, Antaisaka, Sakalava), French, Indian, Creole, Comoran
Religions: Indigenous beliefs 52%, Christian 41%, Muslim 7%
On Sunday May 5th, 1996 Rev. Jonathan Hansen, while speaking in an Anglican Church in Madagascar, received and gave the following Word from the Holy Spirit to the church concerning the nation of Madagascar:
"Madagascar's poverty is the result of directly violating and ignoring the clear word of God. If there is not a genuine repentance throughout the land - especially among the Christians, the sea will come upon the land. It will be like a river overflowing its banks in a flood: you will know that I live."
At 0544hrs. on the 7th of May, 1996, the following message was given from the Lord for the people of Madagascar:
"Malagasy, Malagasy , a land of palm trees and pleasure. Your people have ignored the living God. They have turned to idols made by hand and flesh; always seeking pleasure at any cost. You have been influenced by France; a country and people who reject the living God; a proud immoral nation whose self-righteousness makes me vomit; a people who believes in the power of the mind, living an independent immoral lifestyle.
They have come to you and taken your women, having sex with them in the name of love. But, in reality that is not love at all. It is lust at its most beastly immoral kind. Where animals have sex to reproduce, they have sex for pleasure - selfish pleasure; where their money buys human flesh, and when they are tired of the human meat, they tell the woman, who is no more than an object of use, to go.
Malagasy, your people are polluted with the love of self. They do not care what others think or feel. They care only for themselves. You have lost your humanness, your compassion, your understanding, which makes you different from the animals. Instead you have turned into animals yourselves, where only your brain sets you apart from them with intelligence, but not behavior. In fact, in behavior you are worse because you want and crave more than you need.
You have become a selfish people, a crude people, a rude people, smiling on the outside, but cold as a snake on the inside that can strike at the heart if you do not get your own way. Pastors and priests mixing the Holy Scriptures with other rudiments and doctrines producing a gospel of greed, gluttony and immorality. Pastor and priest indulging in the cares of this world; indulging in sexual immorality, drunkenness and business ventures; using the church to enhance their personal position in society, but caring little for the people of the land.
Because Christians are no longer pure and holy, strong as salt to preserve and protect the nation - the nation is falling apart. Poverty is rampant; even though wealth abounds for all, only the very few have it.
People of Madagascar, I want you to know there is only One Hope. Turn to me in the word of God - the Bible. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart, your soul and your mind. Love you neighbor as yourself and you shall be saved. Until you do this, your country will continue to fall economically; and I will cause the weather and the ocean to turn against you until you at last realize you cannot solve these problems. Your only hope is serving Jesus Christ and him alone."
THERE IS HOPE!
Read Romans 1:19-32, II Thessalonians 2:3, II Timothy 3:1-17, the book of Revelation, and Galatians 1:6-9.
In the Bible, God warns that the problems of the world today; poverty, hunger fighting, cheating, immorality, adultery, homosexuality and wars etc., are the result of selfish man rejecting the truths of Scriptures; as Adam and Eve listened to the lies and temptations of Satan and rebelled against the word and warnings of God. Adam and Eve went directly against God's instructions as people do today, creating a society of rebellious people who care only for themselves. Jesus is returning, as he did in the beginning, to remove the rebels, as he did with Adam and Eve: so the world can live in peace once again and all can abound with plenty, wanting nothing. Jesus is coming back: repent and prepare to meet and live with him!
This prophecy was recorded in May, 1996 and conveyed to church leaders at that time.
History of Madagascar:
The earliest history of Madagascar is unclear. Indonesians are believed to have migrated to the island about 700 A.D. From the 9th century, Muslim traders from East Africa and the Comoro Islands settled in Madagascar. King Andrianampoinimerina (1787-1810) ruled the major kingdom on the island, and his son, Radama I (1810-1828), unified much of the island. Radama was succeeded by his wife Ranavalona I in 1828. Suspicious of foreigners, she declared Christianity illegal in 1835 and halted most foreign trade.
The French made the island a protectorate in 1885 and in 1894-1895, ended the monarchy, exiling Queen Ranavalona III to Algiers. In World War II, the British occupied Madagascar, which retained ties to Vichy France.
On October 14, 1958, the country was renamed the Malagasy Republic and became autonomous within the French Community and Philibert Tsiranana was elected president. Madagascar became an independent member of the community in 1960. In May 1973, an army coup led by Maj. Gen. Gabriel Ramanantsoa ousted Tsiranana.
Didier Ratsiraka, named president on June 15, 1975, announced that he would follow a socialist course and, after nationalizing banks and insurance companies, declared all mineral resources nationalized. Repression and censorship characterized his regime. Ratsiraka was re-elected in 1989 in an election that led to riots and the formation of a multi-party system in 1990. Ratsiraka agreed to share power in 1991 with opposition leader, Albert Zafy. In a free presidential election held in 1993, Zafy defeated Ratsiraka.
In 1995, Zafy won passage of a constitutional amendment allowing the president, rather than the national assembly, to choose a prime minister. With the economy deteriorating, protesters staged street demonstrations in February 1996. Dissatisfaction with Zafy led to his impeachment by the national assembly in July 1996. Zafy lost the 1996 presidential election to Ratsiraka, who again became president in February 1997.
The December 2001 presidential election between incumbent president Didier Ratsiraka and Marc Ravalomanana, the mayor of Antananarivo, proved inconclusive and a runoff vote was scheduled. Ravalomanana claimed the election was rigged, and in February 2002, he declared himself president. Ratsiraka responded by proclaiming martial law and set up a rival capital in Toamasina. After a recount in April, the high constitutional court declared Ravalomanana the winner. Ratsiraka fled to France.
In 2005, the government banned the New Protestant Church (FPVM), a growing charismatic church that had split from the mainline Reformed Protestant Church of Jesus Christ (FJKM). Ravalomanana, a lay leader in the FJKM, was accused of favoring one church over another in violation of the constitution, but the courts refused to overturn the decision. In December 2006, Ravalomanana won re-election. In January 2007, he appointed Charles Rabemananjara as prime minister.
After a bitter power struggle with opposition leader Andry Rajoelina, Ravalomanana resigned as president in March 2009. He handed power over to the military, which transferred control to Rajoelina, who then suspended Parliament. The turmoil began when Rajoelina was elected mayor of Antananarivo in December 2007, defeating the president's candidate. Tension peaked in December 2008 when Ravalomanana shuttered a television channel and radio station owned by Rajoelina. Rajoelina staged weekly protests that grew increasingly violent. In February 2009, Ravalomanana fired Rajoelina as mayor, and opposition protests intensified, prompting Ravalomanana to submit power to the military in March. Military leaders handed over the presidency to Rajoelina in March 2009. He was 35 years old at the time, making him the youngest president in the country's history. In August 2009, the two sides agreed to a power-sharing deal. However, the agreement was never implemented as supporters of Ravalomanana and Rajoelina bickered over the details and Rajoelina withdrew his support of the deal in December.
In November 2010, military officers claimed to have overthrown the government again by deposing President Andry Rajoelina. Rajoelina responded by declaring on television that he is still in charge. He told reporters he was "not bothered by declarations from a handful of people."
In March 2011, Rajoelina reappointed Albert Camille Vital as prime minister of a transitional government. The reappointment came after Vital resigned because 8 of 11 political parties signed an agreement to form a new administration. The country experienced economic and political turmoil since Rajoeling replaced Ravalomanana, which led to Madagascar's suspension from the African Union and the South African Development Community.
In October 2011, Prime Minister Albert Camille Vital and his government resigned. Omer Beriziky was named the new prime minister and took office on November 2, 2011. On November 21, Beriziky named a new government, but the opposition rejected the cabinet as illegal.
On December 20, 2013, Hery Rajaonarimampianina won the presidential run-off election defeating Jean Louis Robinson. Rajaonarimampianina assumed office on January 25, 2014.
In April 2014, President Hery Rajaonarimampianina named Roger Kolo prime minister and Jean Razafindravonona finance and budget minister.
© 1996 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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