TUESDAY, 22nd SEPTEMBER 2020: THE CABINET
ISAIAH 51:15-16 (NKJV)
15But I am the Lord your God,
Who divided the sea whose waves roared—
The Lord of hosts is His name.
16And I have put My words in your mouth; [Emphasis Added]
I have covered you with the shadow of My hand,
That I may plant the heavens,
Lay the foundations of the earth, [Emphasis Added]
And say to Zion, ‘You are My people.’”
JEREMIAH 1:9,10 (ESV)
Then the Lord put out his hand and touched my mouth. And the Lord said to me,
“Behold, I have put my words in your mouth.
See, I have set you this day over nations and over kingdoms,
to pluck up and to break down,
to destroy and to overthrow,
to build and to plant.”
EZEKIEL 37: 3-5, 7, 9, 10
And he said to me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” And I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, [Emphasis Added] O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live….
So I prophesied as I was commanded. And as I prophesied, there was a sound, [Emphasis Added] and behold, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone…
Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, [Emphasis Added] Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on
these slain, that they may live.” So I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, [Emphasis Added] and they lived and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.
And seeing in the distance a fig tree in leaf, he went to see if he could find anything on it. When he
came to it, he found nothing but leaves, for it was not the season for figs. And he said to it, [Emphasis Added] “May no one ever eat fruit from you again.” And his disciples heard it. [Emphasis Added]
And Jesus answered them, “Have faith in God. Truly, I say to you, [Emphasis Added] whoever says to this mountain, [Emphasis Added] Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says [Emphasis Added] will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, [Emphasis Added] believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
GUIDING TEXT FOR THE FASTING SEASON
1Behold, a king will reign in righteousness,
And princes will rule with justice.
2A man will be as a hiding place from the wind,
And a cover from the tempest,
As rivers of water in a dry place,
As the shadow of a great rock in a weary land.
3The eyes of those who see will not be dim,
And the ears of those who hear will listen.
4Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge,
And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.
5The foolish person will no longer be called generous,
Nor the miser said to be bountiful;
6For the foolish person will speak foolishness,
And his heart will work iniquity:
To practice ungodliness,
To utter error against the Lord,
To keep the hungry unsatisfied,
And he will cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
7Also the schemes of the schemer are evil;
He devises wicked plans
To destroy the poor with lying words,
Even when the needy speaks justice.
8But a generous man devises generous things,
And by generosity he shall stand.
Day of the Week
Area of Focus
|35||Tuesday||22nd September 2020||The Cabinet|
|36||Wednesday||23rd September 2020||Local Government|
|37||Thursday||24th September 2020||Public Service|
|38||Friday||25th September 2020||The Army and the Reserve Force|
|39||Saturday||26th September 2020||Border Control|
|40||Sunday||27th September 2020||Justice, Law and Order|
|41||Monday||28th September 2020||The Police and LDUs|
|42||Tuesday||29th September 2020||Prisons and Rehabilitation|
|43||Wednesday||30th September 2020||The Legislature|
|44||Thursday||1st October 2020||Political Organizations|
|45||Friday||2nd October 2020||The Electoral Commission|
|46||Saturday||3rd October 2020||The Electorate|
|47||Sunday||4th October 2020||The 2021 Elections|
|48||Monday||5th October 2020||Post- Election to Swearing-in|
|49||Tuesday||6th October 2020||Marketplace Restoration|
|50||Wednesday||7th October 2020||Dedicating the Decade 2020 -2029|
|Thursday||8th October 2020||Dedicating 2020/2021|
|Friday||9th October 2020||THANKSGIVING|
DATES TO NOTE
CONCLUDING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Monday, 5th October to Wednesday, 7th October 2020 (6 pm to 9 pm)
CONCLUDING NIGHT VIGIL & DEDICATION OF 2020/2021
Thursday, 8th October 2020
In the Bible, Nehemiah personifies the profile of an exemplary administrator. He started off as the King of Persia’s cupbearer. That was a position given to a trusted person. Later he becomes the Governor of Jerusalem. The Greek word for the gift of administration (kubernesis) carries the idea of someone who guides and directs a group of people toward a goal or destination. It is the same word used for a shipmaster or captain and means “to steer,” or “to rule or govern.” Those gifted in administration organize, direct, and implement plans to lead others. They see that everything’s done efficiently, decently and in order. Projects and tasks are done harmoniously and brought to satisfactory conclusions.
The Cabinet derives its mandate and functions from Section 111 of the 1995 Constitution of Uganda as amended in 2005. It states, “There shall be a Cabinet which shall consist of the President, the Vice President, the Prime Minister and such number of Ministers as may appear to the President to be reasonably necessary for the efficient running of the State.” There are 31 Cabinet ministers and 49 Ministers of State in the Cabinet of Uganda (2016 to 2021). The Constitution empowers Cabinet “to determine, formulate and implement the policy of the Government and to perform such other functions as may be conferred by the Constitution or any other law”, and “to protect the Constitution and promote democratic governance in Uganda”.
Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) is a Government Ministry through which the Prime Minister of Uganda provides leadership of the Ministers under the Executive arm of Government. The Prime Minister is the Leader of Government Business in Parliament established by the Constitution of Uganda under 108 A. This specifies, in addition, that the Premier is responsible for coordination and implementation of Government policies across Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions. The Ministry has a long-term mission to instill and maintain efficient and effective systems in Government.
Article 113 (3) generally spells out the responsibility of a Cabinet Minister while Article 114 (4)
does the same for other Ministers. The functions of a Minister include:
- Determining policy and exercising relevant statutory powers and functions within the ambit of his or her portfolio.
- Giving policy and political guidance to his or her Ministry.
- Protecting the interests of the President and of the Nation in the Ministry but responsible to Parliament in ensuring that the Ministry carries out its functions properly.
- Defending budget in Parliament and answering questions raised about his or her Ministry or Department by Members of Parliament or the Public.
- Carrying out any other functions of Government as the President may from time to time assign to him or her.
- Ministers are politically accountable for the autonomous and semi-autonomous institutions falling under their Ministries.
In the absence of a Cabinet Minister, the Minister of State performs the functions of the Cabinet Minister. Since both the Cabinet Ministers and Ministers of State take the same oath of Minister, they are obliged to tender advice to the President unreservedly. The current Cabinet was sworn in in May 2016 and it’s term ends in May 2021.
SCRIPTURES FOR PRAYER AND PROCLAMATION
I TIMOTHY 2:1-4:
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from
God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the
authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers
are not a terror to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in
authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God’s wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God’s wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
Then the Pharisees went and plotted how to entangle him in his words. And they sent their
disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are true and teach the way of God truthfully, and you do not care about anyone’s opinion, for you are not swayed by appearances. Tell us, then, what you think. Is it lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, or not?” But Jesus, aware of their malice, said, “Why put me to the test, you hypocrites? Show me the coin for the tax.” And they brought him a denarius. And Jesus said to them, “Whose likeness and inscription is this?” They said, “Caesar’s.” Then he said to them, “Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” When they heard it, they marveled. And they left him and went away.
2 SAMUEL 8:13-15
So David reigned over all Israel. And David administered justice and equity to all his people. Joab
the son of Zeruiah was over the army, and Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder, and Zadok the son of Ahitub and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar were priests, and Seraiah was secretary, and Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites, and David’s sons were priests.
1 CHRONICLES 27: 25-34
Over the king’s treasuries was Azmaveth the son of Adiel; and over the treasuries in the country, in the cities, in the villages, and in the towers, was Jonathan the son of Uzziah; and over those who did the work of the field for tilling the soil was Ezri the son of Chelub; and over the vineyards was Shimei the Ramathite; and over the produce of the vineyards for the wine cellars was Zabdi the Shiphmite. Over the olive and sycamore trees in the Shephelah was Baal -hanan the Gederite; and over the stores of oil was Joash. Over the herds that pastured in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite; over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai. Over the camels was Obil the Ishmaelite; and over the donkeys was Jehdeiah the Meronothite. Over the flocks was Jaziz the Hagrite. All these were stewards of King David’s property.
Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a counselor, being a man of understanding and a scribe. He and Jehiel the son of Hachmoni attended the king’s sons. Ahithophel was the king’s counselor, and Hushai the Archite was the king’s friend. Ahithophel was succeeded by Jehoiada the son of Benaiah, and Abiathar. Joab was commander of the king’s army.
1 KINGS 4:1-7
King Solomon was king over all Israel, and these were his high officials: Azariah the son of Zadok was the priest; Elihoreph and Ahijah the sons of Shisha were secretaries; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder; Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was in command of the army; Zadok and Abiathar were priests; Azariah the son of Nathan was over the officers; Zabud the son of Nathan was priest and king’s friend; Ahishar was in charge of the palace; and Adoniram the son of Abda was in charge of the forced labor.
Solomon had twelve officers over all Israel, who provided food for the king and his household.
3 JOHN I:9-11
I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority. So if I come, I will bring up what he is doing, talking wicked nonsense against us. And not content with that, he refuses to welcome the brothers, and also stops those who want to and puts them out of the church.
Beloved, do not imitate evil but imitate good. Whoever does good is from God; whoever does evil has not seen God.
WORSHIP GOD THE KING
For kingship belongs to the Lord, and he rules over the nations.”
THANK GOD FOR:
- The men and women that have been placed in responsibility in the Cabinet of Uganda.
PROCLAMATION FOR THE CABINET
A Declaration Of What We Are Praying For And What We See As God Answers Prayer
God is raising leaders for the Cabinet of Uganda for successive Governments in the future that
will lead in righteousness, justice, mercy and truth.
Through their leadership Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions in Uganda will
completely turn around.
These leaders will be as a hiding place from the wind and a cover from the storms that are blowing
across the world.
They will be a source of refreshment and renewal for Ministries, Departments and other Public
Institutions as rivers of water in a dry place.
They will be a covering from the heat just like the shadow of a great rock in a weary land. They will be servant leaders that will primarily exercise their leadership as servants of the populace.
They will make decisions in line with God’s plan for the nation.
They will refuse to surround the places of authority with wicked men and women.
The righteous will flourish in Ministries, Departments and other Public Institutions and Ugandans
will rejoice and not mourn or groan.
They will have the determination to scatter and punish the wicked.
In the Cabinet there will be a hatred for wrongdoing.
Those tearing down our nation every day by giving and receiving bribes will be scattered. The wicked in Ministries, Departments and Public Institutions – the corrupt, murderers, opportunists, idolaters, liars, evil counselors, thieves and all those who do not have the interests of the nation at heart – will be removed.
The Cabinet will be locked up spiritually for idolaters; the corrupt; those who practice iniquity and ungodliness; those who utter error against the Lord; those who scheme evil and devise wicked plans to destroy the poor with lying words; those who keep the hungry unsatisfied; and those who cause the drink of the thirsty to fail.
Rather the generous and upright will stand and the righteous will flourish.
Through the leadership of the Cabinet the eyes and ears of Ugandans will open up so that our eyes
will not be dim, neither will our ears be dull.
Those who are rash, careless and ignorant will gain understanding of knowledge, and
the tongue of the stammerers will be trained to speak plainly.
Wisdom and honor will have true meanings in Cabinet.
Foolishness and wickedness will be despised and overthrown.
The Office of the Prime Minister will be efficient in its strategic coordination of Government
Uganda will have increasingly efficient and well-run Governments in the years ahead.