Special Request for PRAYER for Greece! 30 June 2015 – Capital controls imposed, Banks closed, Gas stations empty! Report by George Markakis ICCC member.
Evi and I landed in Athens Airport on Sunday 28 June shortly before midnight, from a week of ministry away in Hungary. We found very long lines of people in front of ATMs waiting to withdraw money, empty gas stations, and everyone speaking of the country being on the brink of financial collapse. The news said that in one day more than 1 Billion Euro was withdrawn from the Banks through the ATMs as people are afraid that the Bank Accounts will freeze and the deposits may be confiscated.
The head-on collision with Eurozone’s bosses is at hand, and the Greek Government announced the Banks will be closed and Referendum will take place on July 5 for the people to decide on the country’s future. Whether the country stays in the Euro, or, returns to the national currency of Drachmae, the future looks currently grim without any visible prospects of the economy picking up “to save the day” in the face of so much unemployment.
In the face of this current situation, there is an urgent need for prayer like never before. Would you please take at least a few moments to pray for Greece? There is a great need for the Lord’s intervention so that justice may be established. The need to pray for the NOW situation (Mon. 29 June 2015) in Greece is not only because a whole country is confronted by grave dangers, exposing at least 3 generations to lifelong risks and devastation.
The current situation may result in unprecedented effects for the entire Eurozone, as this is not merely a national crisis – it is all about who holds the power over all Europeans, and who controls what happens in each country.
The financial institutions have already exerted powers that eliminate the national constitution, supersede the authority of elected national Governments, and totally disregard all common sense and principles of how economic measures serve the good of the nations and the common good.
Their demands are not really aiming at ensuring the repayment of the debt, because their measures guarantee failure to repay. Their real aim is to usurp authority over the national Government. Greece is a testing ground and beginning of what they want to gradually accomplish over all the European citizens.
What is behind the minds and methods of otherwise human leaders, is the power of Mammon who wants to exert control and manipulate the common people.
That is why our PRAYERS are NEEDED, as in 1 Timothy 2; our prayers have the power to establish God’s Justice in the Political institutions of the European Union.