MAN Ting appeals to Christians to get involved

Thursday, July 19, 2018

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WHILE clarifying that MAN Ting, a church-organised march in Kingston, will engage in mentorship of men who are prepared to turn away from negative behaviours such as gun violence and crime, Reverend Al Miller yesterday said the initiative is calling on all Christians to be involved.

Men Advancing the Nation (MAN) Ting, according to information received from the organisers of the initiative, will see men marching three nights per week, and is about men leading the front line of the battle while the rest of the body support the battle in prayer and praise.

“Men Advancing the Nation Ting is another part of the overall church strategy in helping to combat the ills and evil forces affecting our nation. The power of prayer has been going on over the years and has intensified over the last year to combat the forces of evil. MAN Ting intends to complement all the spiritual and prayer initiatives that have been and continue to happen across the nation, because without all these spiritual initiatives combined, we will not see the new Jamaica evolve,” the organisers said.

They are marching, they said, because an important aspect of spiritual warfare is the issue of authority.

“MAN Ting is calling Christian men to take responsibility as representing spiritual authority and take back the nation from evil forces and ills. We also want to send a secondary message that 'good men' will not allow a few 'bad men' to dominate the space and destroy the future of our women and children,” the organisers said.

They said they intend to take back the nation “through prayer, praise and by an exercise of authority, decrees, declarations, and shouts”.

They demonstrated this with their first march on Monday, which saw just under 100 men donning white T-shirts labelled 'MAN Ting', while marching in a military-like cadence through the streets singing songs of praise as they made their way from the National Stadium car park in Kingston to the aqueduct in Mona.

Last nigh, they marched from the the aqueduct to Barbican Square. Tomorrow the group will begin at Barbican Square and walk to Manor Park.

“We will be marching every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 9:00 pm to midnight, until we circle the city of Kingston. Similar marches will be done in rural parishes for the month of August/September,” the organisers said.

Besides asking all Christian men to come out and march, the organisers are also encouraging all churches to make this march a part of their focus in their prayer times and meetings. Those not participating in the march are being asked to come together in twos or threes to pray for the men as they march.

“We are also asking those not on the march to join in with the men at 10:00 pm and 11:00 pm each Monday, Wednesday and Friday for two minutes making special shouts of praise, as was done on the Jericho march, to include saying 'The sword of the Lord for Jamaica',” the organisers said.

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