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Petition to H.E. MR. ANTONIO GUTERRES, Adama Dieng, Farhan Haq Deputy Spokesman for the Secretary-General haqf>at, Cyril Ramaphosa


PETITION TO THE SECRETARY-GENERAL OF THE UN, H.E. MR. ANTONIO GUTERRES TO END FARM MURDERS IN SOUTH AFRICA 26 October 2017 His Excellency, Mr Antonio Guterres, my name is Louis Michael Green and I am a pastor and a concerned citizen from Kraaifontein, Cape Town, South Africa. I am appealing to you to use your influence in the UN and throughout the world to help us in South Africa to end the scourge of farm killings in our country. We must end farm murders in South Africa before it is too late. Farmers throughout South Africa produce our fresh fruit, vegetables, and meat and without them, our nation will starve. At first, when I started this petition, I had one signature, my own. I was aiming for 100,000 signatures for this petition when I started but as a result of the fantastic response, i.e. 115,000 signatures in 6 days, I have decided to increase the target to 200,000 supporters. The huge response to my petition to STOP FARM MURDERS is an indication of the urgency of the matter and the public outcry in South Africa. At first, I intended to take the petition to the State President, Mr. Jacob Zuma, and our Minister of Police, but after much prayer and thinking, and after receiving hundreds of messages from farmers, family members who lost loved ones and many petitioners, I have decided to take our petition directly to you at THE UNITED NATIONS IN NEW YORK, the USA, and ask for an audience with you, the SECRETARY GENERAL OF THE UNITED NATIONS, H.E. Mr Antonio Guterrez. Many of my petitioners believe it would be a waste of our time to take the petition to the State President, Mr Jacob Zuma, because he has done nothing about the farm murders since his election and he continues to do nothing. It would be a similar waste of time to take the petition to the Minister of Police, Mr. Fikile Mbalula, because he has been critical of the mass action on Black Monday, 30th of October, 2017, and he has not released the specific statistics of farm attacks and murders. We have great confidence in you as the Secretary-General of the United Nations, that you will be able to place our petition on the international agenda. If it is possible to have an independent commission of inquiry from the Commissioner of Human Rights violations into the FARM MURDERS in South Africa, we would also greatly appreciate this. We would, in the meantime, also petition our own government to demand an independent commission of inquiry into farm murders to investigate the root causes of such murders and a response from the present government (from the Ministry of Police) on what will be done to stop these murders with immediate effect. We will, however, not hand over the names of the 125,000 petitioners to the state for fear that the petitioners would be intimidated. However, we could say in our petition to our government that we refer to the 125,000 petitioners as verified by the Secretary-General of the United Nations and that the record is kept at the UN that would verify the veracity of the amount of our petitioners. I was encouraged when I saw what a young South African, Talitha Basson was doing when she mobilized thousands of farmers almost on her own using Facebook to mobilize them to united action in a march to Cape Town on 30th of October, 2017.  We are mindful that all murders everywhere in South Africa are reprehensible and should be stopped. Every murder, irrespective where it happens, is regrettable. However, the murder of farmers in our country does not only impact the loss of life but also has a snowball effect of robbing our nation of its food security. I am planning to follow the correct Parliamentary procedures to get this letter and the petition to the Speaker of Parliament, so I will seek out the help of an M.P. who bears the same burden, to also submit our petition to our own Parliament in South Africa. This matter has been debated in Parliament on several occasions without any effect. This is the reason why I felt we should appeal to international organs, like the UN. Perhaps, our government will give this matter its most urgent attention when our petition reaches your office and if it can be arranged our South African delegation coming to see you in New York would love an opportunity to discuss our report with the dossier containing our claims of human rights abuses with the UNHCR. I and all my petitioners trust God for a positive outcome to all our endeavours. Be Blessed Kind Regards Senior Suffragan Bishop Louis Michael Green A concerned South African Citizen Affiliated to The Pentecostal Assemblies of the World, South Africa

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A declaration of agreement with God’s Word concerning Israel and Jerusalem.

Yeshua the Messiah started the greatest of all commands with these Words “Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is One.” Therefor it is apparent that we acknowledge that the God of Israel, meaning the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is the one and only true living God, the Creator of heaven and earth and the Father of our Lord and Savior Yeshua the Messiah. In Romans 3 apostle Paul explain that God is the One and only true living God of both the Jew and the gentiles.  In Romans 4 Paul continues in reference to the promises of God, saying that the fulfillment of the promise is based on trust in God. Now Abraham trusted God for the promised land and we as gentiles trust God for the forgiveness of sin through His Son Yeshua the Messiah. Both promises are from the one and only true living God (YHWH) and carries the authority of God's Word that will not return void. In Romans 11 Paul also explains that God’s promises and gifts are irrevocable. Based on the mentioned, if I trust in God to fulfill His promise based on His Word concerning Yeshua His Son, then I must honor God’s promise concerning the land of Israel as an everlasting inheritance to Jacob (Israel) and his children.This is scriptural. As children of God through Yeshua the Messiah, we the undersigned therefore commit ourselves before God to be watchful over His Word concerning Israel, as we continually bring it in remembrance before the throne of God, just as we are watchful over God’s Word concerning the return of His Son Yeshua the Messiah. God’s Word says: 1.“Nations will see your righteousness, and all kings your glory. You will be called by a new name, which ADONAI ’s mouth will bestow. You will also be a crown of beauty in the hand of ADONAI, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God.” Isaiah 62:2-3 TLV2.“On your walls, Jerusalem, I have set watchmen. All day and all night, they will never hold their peace. “You who remind ADONAI, take no rest for yourselves, And give Him no rest until He establishes and makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.” Isaiah 62:6-7 TLV3.“Behold, ADONAI has proclaimed to the end of the earth: Say to the Daughter of Zion, “Behold, your salvation comes! See, His reward is with Him, and His recompense before Him.” Then they will call them The Holy People, The Redeemed of ADONAI, and you will be called, Sought Out, A City Not Forsaken.”Isaiah 62:11-12 TLV4.“It will come to pass in the last days that the mountain of ADONAI ’s House will stand firm as head of the mountains and will be exalted above the hills. So all nations will flow to it. Then many peoples will go and say: “Come, let us go up to the mountain of ADONAI, to the House of the God of Jacob! Then He will teach us His ways, and we will walk in His paths.” For Torah will go forth from Zion and the word of ADONAI from Jerusalem. Isaiah 2:2-3 TLV5.“For you are a holy people to ADONAI your God—from all the peoples on the face of the earth, ADONAI has chosen you to be His treasured people. Deuteronomy 14:2 TLV6.“For ADONAI has chosen Jacob for Himself, Israel as His treasured possession.”Psalms 135:4 TLV7.“My desire is to bless those who bless you, but whoever curses you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth will be blessed.”Genesis 12:3 TLV8.“For the nation and the kingdom which will not serve you will perish— those nations will be utterly ruined.”Isaiah 60:12 TLV9.“Yes, I will plant them on their land, and they will never again be plucked up out of their land that I have given to them.” ADONAI, your God, has said it.”Amos 9:15 TLV10.““Then say to them, thus says ADONAI Elohim: ‘Behold, I will take Bnei-Yisrael from among the nations, where they have gone. I will gather them from every side and bring them into their own land. I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel, and one king will be king to them all. They will no longer be two nations and never again be divided into two kingdoms.”Ezekiel 37:21-22 TLV11.“The land that I gave to Abraham and to Isaac— I give it to you, and to your seed after you I will give the land.” Genesis 35:12 TLV12.“Then many nations will go and say : Come, let us go up to the mountain of ADONAI, to the House of the God of Jacob! Then He will direct us in His ways, and we will walk in His paths. For Torah will go forth from Zion, and the Word of ADONAI from Jerusalem. Micah 4:2 TLV Just as Israel was instrumental to bring about our salvation so we grant it a privilege to be instrumental in God’s hand to bless Israel with love as we proclaim God’s Word over Israel. ““Comfort, comfort My people,” says your God. Speak kindly to the heart of Jerusalem and proclaim to her that her warfare has ended, that her iniquity has been removed. For she has received from ADONAI ’s hand double for all her sins.” Isaiah 40:1-2 TLV Adonai is the decision maker, also in regard of this petition, but we the undersigned are privileged to be instruments in His mighty hand.

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