Today’s prophet versus the Biblical prophet

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By Learnmore Zuze

The god of this world (Satan) has blinded the minds of many –instead of worshipping the Creator they  have gone after the creatures.”

Imagine you are living in the days of the Biblical Prophet Isaiah and you are one of the devout worshippers of the time. On a typical day of worship you are in the large temple together with scores of other worshippers.

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The temple is filled to capacity and a couple of people have had to stand outside the temple. All the worshippers are waiting for the arrival of Prophet Isaiah. A narrow red carpet stretches from the temple door to the pulpit.

Outside the temple, a top-of-the-range horse-powered chariot arrives and a heavily guarded Prophet Isaiah sits comfortably in the chariot being chauffeured. As the iron chariot nears the temple entrance there is jostling to catch a glimpse of the man of God.

The chariot stops at the entrance and dozens of security personnel disembark from white horses wielding swords and start shoving away the crowd.

The prophet slowly disembarks from the chariot clad in a long and shiny robe. He also spots a glittering gold ring. The glamorous Isaiah is flanked by aides and body guards. One can easily mistake his arrival for a king’s arrival given the splendor and security.

The prophet then enters the temple to a deafening roar of appreciation as believers kneel down before him. Question: Do you honestly think the Biblical prophet Isaiah’s conduct was anything near this imaginary scenario? Could Prophet Isaiah have worn expensive garments?

Did he possibly dress in fine apparel? Could he have been chauffeured in a chariot? Might he have worn a gold ring? Would he let worshippers kneel down before him? Was he escorted by bodyguards? That certainly does not sound like the conduct of a Biblical prophet.

However, this exact scenario is precisely the order of the day at today’s prophet-led churches the world over. I tried to imagine prophet Isaiah doing the same but I failed. Foremost, I failed to picture a true prophet of God allowing any one to kneel down before them.

There has been a sharp rise in the number of people calling themselves or at least being called prophets and thousands of people have wondered after them. I am glad that the Bible does not leave us without the means to identify a true prophet of God.

Currently, Harare alone has an estimated fifty-one prophet-led churches. That means Harare alone has fifty-one prophets not to mention well-known prophets in other parts of the country. Come to think of it, if Israel, an entire (chosen) nation could only be allocated one prophet at a time, what of Zimbabwe?

Does it mean our land has suddenly become more blessed as to receive an avalanche of prophets?

Touch not my Anointed

I am one person who believes in standing for the truth even if it means standing alone. Militant followers of today’s prophets are quick to demonize and vilify anyone who speaks to the contrary.

It is my personal conviction that, “Touch not my anointed and do my prophets no harm.”(1 Chronicles 16:22) is the most abused verse of our time. The ‘Lord’s anointed’, is a reference to the kings and prophets of the nation of Israel.

When they were a few in number and strangers they wandered from one nation to another, God permitted no one to do them wrong and rebuked kings for their sakes, saying, “Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.”(1 Chron16:19,20,21).

In this highly abused Scripture, God protected His anointed (Israel) and His prophets from the enemies of Israel from inflicting physical harm on them. The word touch in fact means physical harm. I really pray for the day when zealous followers of the New Age prophets will understand this verse  in its context.

The mention of prophets is used exclusively in the Old Testament. No apostle in the New Testament ever ran away from scrutiny of his teaching or conduct by saying, ‘Touch not’. In fact, Paul actually praised the men of Berea for checking whatever he taught.

I will devote a whole article to the verse. Most of the so called anointed teachers have protection from their followers whose minds they have trained to repel anything new. Failure to tell people to search the Scriptures and expose false teaching is abdication of responsibility for any apostle of God.

Therefore, unless someone is speaking the Word correctly, they are not teaching the truth and it does not matter if they call themselves anointed, they are misleading and we have a duty to tell.

Verses like, “Judge not…” (Matt 7:1) have become defense lines for people engaging in abhorrent practices hiding behind the name of Jesus Christ. But I am glad that we have full backing from the Bible which allows us to test the prophets.

The Bible instructs us not to believe every spirit but to “…test the spirits to see whether they are from God because many false prophets have gone into the world.”(1 John 4:1). I covered a great deal of this work in a book entitled ‘Identifying God’s true prophets.’

A true prophet has to be in complete harmony with Biblical teaching.

Humility

Contrary to flamboyance, one characteristic of God’s true prophets was humility. God’s prophets were simple men who were easily accessible. You did not need to be one of the highest tithe-payers to get a front row seat in the synagogue.

They needed no guards nor did they bother living in expensive luxury. Biblical prophets are depicted as people whose hearts and lifestyles were far removed from the things of the world. In fact, they labored for God to turn back people from the love of the world.

They had no business predicting people’s identity numbers or addresses. They received messages from God which concerned the entire nation not personal you-will-own-a-house prophecies. They were not mere foretellers.

As for John the Baptist whom the Bible recognizes as the greatest of them all, he stayed in the wild and never performed any known miracle. Prophet Elijah lived in a forest for close to three years and had to be fed by ravens (1Kings17:3, 4).

For three years Prophet Isaiah walked in sack-cloth on bare foot as a sign against Egypt and Cush (Isa 20:3). Even more, a prophet does not choose his life; it is laid out by God.

A true messenger of God exalts Jesus Christ and humbles himself. Apostle Peter downplayed himself when he healed a cripple at the Beautiful Gate (Acts 3:12). Instead of taking the glory which the crowd sought to give him he refused, instead choosing to exalt Christ.

What Peter displayed is a quality not to be found in today’s prophets who love the glory and honor. Even their churches are identified by their names. The fact that a stranger can tell you the directions to your home and predict soccer match outcomes hardly makes them a prophet.

Biblical Prophets led humble servant-like lifestyles.

On the contrary, today’s prophets are champions in loving things of the world and teaching the same. Talk of sleek cars, leafy suburbs and expensive garments! They have acquired wealth and gathered expensive fortune for themselves through an earthly-focused gospel.

They pride themselves for performing miracles.

A day spent at these churches will leave you thinking that poverty and not sin is at the center of the fight between God and Satan. Luke 15:7 tells us that “… there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents…” not over the acquiring of wealth of one poor man.

Biblical prophets detested showy tendencies and upheld the principle of humility. Christ is an embodiment of humility; he was equal to God in every sense yet he strongly warned the people he healed against telling the world but today’s prophets jostle to claim glory and media attention for ‘their’ miracles.

 The act of kneeling

What of the common practice of kneeling down before the ‘men of God’?

Apostle John, after having been shown visions by an angel of God fell on his knees to worship it but the angel quickly stopped him from kneeling saying, “…Do not do it! I am a fellow-servant with you and with your brothers the prophets…” (Rev 19:10).

Now, if the powerful angel Gabriel does not deserve to have people kneeling down before him, what of a mere human being? The truth is: If you kneel down before any person or angel and they do not stop you from the act then you have definitely worshipped a spirit other than that of God.

Brethren, do not be deceived; there is no name in Heaven and on earth beneath given unto man that we should kneel down before except the name of Jesus Christ. The act of kneeling has got only one clear Biblical interpretation.

The act of kneeling is the ultimate show of worship. It is a show of submission to God’s incomparable supremacy. People may try to sugar-coat this blasphemous practice to mean respect but the Biblical truth stands clear for all to see.

Philippians notes that only Jesus Christ was given a name above every name such “…that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth…” (Phil 2:9, 10). Ask yourself, which Biblical prophet had people kneeling down before him?

Prophets aside, even an angel of God commits a serious sin if it lets anyone kneel down before it. In all Biblical history, no angel and no true man of God ever let anyone kneel down before them. We are fellow servants before God.

Even Satan knows too well what kneeling means  hence he said to Jesus, “All this I will give you, if you will bow down and worship me” (Matt 3; 9). It is amazing how the devil has twisted the minds of people not to see things plainly revealed in Scripture.

Thousands upon thousands of people today have become members of cults disguised as Christian churches. God is calling his children out of human worship; it is a form of idolatry which our jealous God detests passionately hence he made it the first of his Commandments to desist from other gods.

Kneeling down is no simple matter as naïve followers are made to believe; in Christian history, many martyrs have died by the sword for refusing to kneel down for a human being.

A misleading definition of a prophet

Today’s definition of a prophet is highly misleading and foremost responsible for the blasphemous practices rife in today’s churches. The world today defines a prophet as anyone who can foretell future events. This is dangerous because pharaoh’s magicians and soothsayers where experts at this practice.

Predicting of the future is also Satan’s specialty as evidenced in the Bible account in which apostles Paul and Silas met a slave girl “…who had a spirit by which she predicted the future”(Acts 16:16) yet she was led by an evil spirit.

The Bible actually records that she made a lot of money through predicting the future just like we are witnessing today. Brethren, prophets of God are not simply anyone who can predict the future.

Zecharia puts it in the clear that a prophet is a servant of God who speaks forth the words and commands that he or she receives from God.(Zech 1;6).Also, according to second Peter 1;21 a prophet speaks for God as he or she is moved by the Holy Spirit.

In other words, a prophet does not speak anything of his own but that which he or she receives from the Lord. A prophet does not express what is in his own thoughts but simply expresses the mind of God to the people.

A prophet acts as a mouthpiece of God to men “…for their strengthening, encouragement and comfort (1 Cor 14:3).  Question: do you honestly think Almighty God above and his Heavenly host would sit a council to deliver a prophecy concerning an AFCON final soccer match to the people?

Honestly, do you think a prophet who predicts a soccer match result is expressing God’s mind to the people? Surely, how does foretelling the death of a prominent person strengthen or comfort the church? How about a prophet who prophecies a bumper harvest for a tobacco farmer?

What of a prophet who allows people to kneel down before him against all Biblical evidence? How about a prophet who boasts of his ability to predict passport numbers? You have surely seen newspaper advertisements with the inscription, ‘The only prophet in Zimbabwe who can tell your correct identity number.’

Surely, these men can’t be expressing the mind of God to the people. This I say without fear or bias. Yes, they may work signs and wonders; they may have thousands following after them but Biblically they stand way off the mark.

Remember Jesus Christ advised that one key indicator of the last days is the rise of false prophets who will deceive many (Matt 24:11).

The Bible declares that before the coming of the Lord, Satan will work, with all power “…in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and lying wonders and in every sought of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved.”(2 Thessalonians 1:9).

Sooner or later Christ comes to take those who have not been defiled with human worship. The Lord’s battle cry today is for his people to come out of this great deception and repent for Jesus is coming quickly.

Choose whom you will kneel down for this day, as for me and my household we will worship the Lord of Heaven.

This is the last hour. Take heed that no one deceives you.

In the next article I will be discussing the key ways of identifying a true prophet of God.

Learnmore Zuze is an author and speaker and can be e-mailed at lennyzuze@gmail.com

  • itaiti

    you are imagining yourself as a jew? tsk silly

  • Fayafaya

    This article is so full of factual errors Mr Zuze. Here are a few examples:

    1. You are wrong in speculating that all prophets were poor. God also calls Abraham a prophet Gen 20:7). But Abraham also “was very rich” (Gen 13:2). How do you think he would dress? How do you think he travelled? In Gen 14 we see him with his personal army (posse) of 300 men take on 5 kings. Yes he had bodyguards contrary to your assumptions.
    Another prophet who doesn’t fit your poverty category is Moses. And then of course Jesus Christ Himself who also wasn’t poor (I know you think He was!)

    2. The comparison between Israel, a theocracy and Zimbabwe a democracy is ridiculous. Israel was governed directly by God. Zimbabwe is a secular state. And so we should expect to see more prophets in Zim than in Israel. We now have what is called the Church – something Israel never had.

    3. You are wrong on “Touch not mine anointed.” It also applies to touching the prophet of God with your tongue. Acts 23:5: “Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.'”

    4. You are flat out wrong on prediction. Two of the gifts of a prophet are word of knowledge (foretelling) and word of wisdom (forthtelling). Read 1 Cor 12. The Old Test prophet (such as Samuel) was not called a Seer by accident. He saw the present and future.

    5. The kneeling that you rant about is really a cultural phenopmenon. Among the Shona (some) when an esteemed person arrives, such a s a parent or chief, they kneel. This has nothing to do with worship or religion. Its purely cultural

    Again, it would be helpful for the writer to do a bit more intensive study before putting pen to paper.

    • Mujibha wa Jehovha

      Yes, Abraham, Moses, Jesus were all prophets and they were not poor! You forgot to include David who was also a very wealthy prophet!

  • mwanawevhu
  • Andy

    The assumption that all prophets lived a similar lifestyle is silly. Court prophets, (like Nathan for example), lived a much more comfortable lifestyle than the Isaiah etc that you seek to highlight in order to validate your false conclusions. Lets not be so simplistic abt these things. each prophet was unique and his lifestyle unique. john the Baptist ate wild honey and locusts, but its not every prophet who had a diet like that. I find this article very poorly argued

  • YOWE

    iwe learnmore chisiyana nazvo izvi..vanhu will go to whatever they think will help them … If these prophets are false then zvichabuda but until then I think kusiyana navo ana makandiwa nevanhu vake is better

    • mai hwe

      weak advice, Yowe! Vangeri ngari paridzwe. What’s wrong with that? Take it or leave it, you see.

      • Andy

        not weak at all! Its the same SOUND advice that Gamaliel gave in Acts 5:38: “Therefore, in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.”

      • YOWE

        verenga zvandanyora mushe!!!! if these guyus are false zvichabuda with time!!! what good is it to fight them no one is forced to go their churches …verenga zvanyorwa na Andy pasi apo

  • Bible student

    You can sit in Harare behind a computer add imagine what Isaiah would or would not do but that is a useless exercise. You are entitled to your imaginations but lets not pretend your imaginations somehow now become the Word of God. What is more helpful is to listen to what Isaiah said about prosperity.
    Is 1:19: “If you consent and obey, You will eat the best of the land;
    Is 48:17: “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, The Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, WHO TEACHES YOU TO PROFIT Who leads you by the way you should go.

    Clearly Isaiah was not a poverty preacher. Revise your imaginations please

  • zimbo

    Today’s men of God are not required to emulate Old Testament prophets. Isaiah etc etc are not our example or model. Our example is Jesus Christ. He wasn’t poor. Poor men don’t walk around with a treasurer. Poor men don’t feed 10 000 people. Poor men don’t have government officials fighting over their clothes when they die. Poor men don’t have a Father who own all of the rich minerals on this planet.

  • Muprofita

    Listen to the prophet Moses:
    “Thou shalt remember the Lord thy God for it is He that gives you power to get wealth” (Deut 8:18).

    Listen to the prophet Haggai:
    “The silver is mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the LORD Almighty.” (Haggai 2:8)

    Listen to the prophet Jeremiah:
    “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future” (Jer 29:11)

    Listen to the prophet Samuel:
    “God lifts the poor from the dust and the needy from the garbage dump. He sets them among princes, placing them in seats of honor” (1 Sam 2:8).

    Do you see any poverty pronouncements in these prophetic statements?

    • Bhora Resimbi

      Don’t also forget Prophet Jesus who said:
      “”Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, who shall not receive a HUNDREDFOLD NOW IN THIS TIME–houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with persecutions–and in the age to come, eternal life. But many who are first will be last, and the last first.” (Mark 10:31)

  • thepathisnarrow

    All you people saying these prophets were rich. Ok, they were rich, but they did not fleece the flock neither did they idolize themselves.
    Yes, they were true prophets who brought comfort through God.
    This article is on the money. Zvenyu izvi ana Muprofita, Andy, Fayafaya, bhora resimbi is truly crazy.
    Iwe Zimbo- where does it say today’s men aren’t required to emulate old testament prophets? what do you even mean by that? Jesus Christ was no ordinary man, he is the Lord that’s why he can feed us-10.000-
    They are many rich Christians out there and pastors who are blessed by God, but did not pimp the church. There is a difference my friends. Jesus gave the gospel freely. Ndopanenyaya apa- kutora mari dzemarema which is legal, but ungodly.
    Selling poorly written books with twisted gospel messages in them and the big one -TITHES- which is heresy. That’s what.
    Keep writing Zuze.

    • zimbo

      no we are not required to imitate another mere sinful mortal man. We are to be conformed to the image of Jesus Christ (Rom 8:29).

      Who is taking whose money? no one is being forced to attend any particular church or buy any books. All churches take up an offering. What’s wrong with that? Paul endorsed that.
      How is tithes a heresy? Wagara wakaomera nemari yako. You are looking for an excuse not to give. Kunyima kwako uku kurikudaidza urombo. Adam touched the (symbolic) tithe and got kicked out of Eden. Don’t get kicked out of your blessings my brother. Ipai Mwari chegumi chake. 90% is yours-what are you complaining abt?

      • thepathisnarrow

        Kana uri mu Christu giving is in your DNA.
        actually I give more than 10%, and I come from a church without a collection plate. I give not because it’s the law. I give out of love and when I’m able to. Who would kick me out of my blessings? When you’re blessed you’re blessed- mwari does not need your 10, God wants your soul. You can’t buy heaven. I don’t even like that i’m having to justify myself like this. It is what is though.

        • zimbo

          How can you say Mwari does not need your 10% when it is He who says “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house” (mal 3:10).

          if giving was part of every Christian’s DNA why would Paul say:”REMEMBER this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. 7 Each of you SHOULD GIVE what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver’ (2Cor 9).

          The capitalized words show that giving doesn’t always come naturally

  • Yizzy

    The prosperity gospel teaches that praying in “the name of Jesus” assures that you will get what you ask for – as if using the literal name of Jesus mechanistically forces God’s hand. But the New Testament teaches that praying in “Jesus’ name” means praying for things that in accord with his revealed will and purposes (1 John 5:14). Since the prosperity gospel replaces God’s revealed will with worldly prosperity the prosperity system does not produce prayer in Jesus’ name.

    The prosperity gospel encourages adherents to give in order to get. The New Testament presents generosity as a gift in and of itself – an outpouring of the love of Christ. Disciples do not give to get they give because they have already “gotten” the greatest treasure of all (2 Cor 8:1-7).

    The prosperity gospel teaches that God’s miraculous work is necessarily tied to the strength of human belief. The Gospels show this to be a lie. While Jesus at times requires that people trust in his power to heal before healing, at other times he simply decides to heal regardless. Dead people, for example, do not have the power to name nor claim anything, and yet Jesus raises them (Luke 7:11-17). And he decides to heal people who neither ask for it nor believe it can happen (John 5:1-9). God’s power to heal and deliver does not depend on human faith.
    I hear you, Zuze. Let those that hear, hear.

    • Fayafaya

      What is worldly prosperity? You are using a computer to post your comments – are you worldly, since you are using a worldly gadget?

      The New Test presents giving as sowing seed and we know that “He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing” (2 Cor 9:10). have you ever met a farmer who sows without expecting a harvest?

      Jesus said, “According to your faith be it done unto you” (Matt 9:29). This is not human faith. This is faith which comes to us as an original gift from God at salvation. We all received “the measure of faith” (Rom 12:3), but its our responsibility to grow it. But it comes from God

  • Pique

    Wealth may build people up in the eyes of men, but it does not impress God. In talking with a rich man, Jesus looked at him and said, ‘How hard it is for the rich to enter the kingdom of God!’ Luke 18:24. The problem, which Jesus understood, is that rich people can pay so much attention to their money and possessions that they neglect God. Over time, they may even come to depend on their money instead of God. Rather than grasping to get rich, Paul counsels contentment with what you have: But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.1 Timothy 6: 6_9

    • Fayafaya

      That is a valid and fair warning to those trying to get rich by any HUMAN means necessary. But its not an attack on DIVINE prosperity, because Paul advocates for it elsewhere, namely:

      Romans 8:32 “He
      who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He
      not with Him also freely give us all things?”

      2 Corinthians 8:9
      “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that
      though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor, that you through His
      poverty might become rich.” (NB the context of the whole chapter is about
      monetary offerings and so you cannot spiritualize the words “rich”
      and “poor”

      2 Corinthians 9:6-8
      “But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap
      sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. So let each
      one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God
      loves a cheerful giver. And God is able to make all grace abound toward you,
      that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance
      for every good work

      1 Timothy 4:8
      “For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for ALL things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come.”

      • Pique

        I appreciate that. For once you said it as is, but the prosperity gospel stretches it a little farther. We cannot add or subtract the gospel. It becomes that other gospel which is the prosperity gospel, which is false. I don’t think Zuze is saying tisa geze nekuzora cologne and such. kutamba varombo azvisi zva jesu is what it is.
        Nice engagement.

  • Pastor Jennings

    Learnmore Zuze my brother may God bless you for your brave writing.Turn a blind eye to the critics here.They have always existed even in Jesus time.Men who argue against the truth.Now they are rushing to hide behind African culture to support occultism.Fayafaya has made himself the devil’s advocate but we thank you because many are being helped.I have reccommended members of my flock to follow this forum and to watch out for the poison also found on the website.I am touched by your passionate plea for people to focus on Jesus Christ not materialism.

    • Fayafaya

      Why the demonizing Pastor Jennings? What have I done wrong? If you disagree with something I said why don’t you say so without calling me devil’s advocate. As a pastor do you think this is a fair comment to make? Isnt everyone allowed to disagree without being abused? Isn’t debate a sign of a healthy community? Why do you want to silent legitimate theological dissent? God bless you

    • Mhukahuru

      You seem to be against our culture. What’s the problem? Whose culture do you want us to adopt? Why?

      • AsiChiikoNhai

        The pastor wants us to follow European culture. Iwe Mhukahuru, dont you know that its more Christian than African? Why do you think that when you fill forms they ask you for your Christian name? They dont want to see your Tendai, Rumbidzai etc. That is not Christian. Put Elizabeth, Sarah etc the, now we’re talking!

    • mwanawevhu

      O I see! African culture is now occultism? The other cultures are Christian? Wow! I thought we were over with this kind of mentality?

      • Wil.I.am

        straight up racism #call-a-spade-a-spade

    • proudly zim

      As if you even know Jesus Pastor Jennings,wat is materialism pastor,and after all wat makes you not a devil’s advocate yourself,wat truth is in there pastor,and after all is kneelind down the highest form of worshp you can give God and then be satisfied that you are a worshipper,I feel sorry for this your flock coz if you were so confident in yourself why would you then recommend them to follow a general forum,aren’t your teachings enough.

  • Chibwechitedza

    Fayafaya,Bhora resimbi,Zimbo,Andy,Bible student is one person writing using different names to defend the gospel of fleecing people.Zuze uyu ichokwadi chaataura chekuti maporofita aMwari haasi epemu musoro nebling bling yevafana varikubira vanhu mari paHarare.Iwe munyori bhora mberi kwete zvana Fayafaya zvekuda kuba nebaiberi.Iye akati Jesu aive mupfumi ndepapi nubaiberi.Birai vanhu zvenyu but muchanotsva.Chitopemai msoro iye zvino nekuti gehena rakakumirirai

    • Zenda-Ndini

      How do you know that all these people are one person? Asi uri n’ganga? Witchdoctors are the ones who will burn in hell. Anyway, do you have any valid arguments to counter anything? No you don’t. Kutyisidzira vanhu nemishonga ndokwaunogona.

    • Mwaimbodei

      Iwe zikumhanza rako does not guarantee heaven. It may be smooth right now asi mugehena inounyana

  • Confused

    Hee hee hee gore rino, iro rino iri tichanzwiririra.I think what is happening is good.this writer presents a different kind of gospel from what is full in the world today.He has powerful arguments .

    • Zenda-Ndini

      Its a different Gospel indeed, and its not found in the Bible!

      • proudly zim

        which bible is this not found,

        • Zenda-Ndini

          I meant that Zuze’s gospel is not found in the Bible. Sorry for the confusion. It must be this guy called ‘Confused’ who is trying to confuse all of us.

    • Mhukahuru

      you sound very confused indeed

  • Dawn

    Well articulated my brother.We know the only kind of people who will oppose this truth.

  • proudly zim

    Wish Learnmore was a christian not a church goer cz wat he is writing here is exhibiting observation of a church goer,who goes to church only to see and observe,I think its for him its wiser to digest your findings first and verify them and be man enough to tell the truth

  • Middie

    I just want to tell Learnmore that because of the prophet i was able to get married, to buy a car to have a franchise, to grow spiritually through powerful teachings in the dvds by the prophet (which you know). God has been there all along in my life but it all changed for the better when i met the prophet of God at City Sports Stadium. No amount of persuassion can take me away from my prophetic destiny.
    I thank God for giving me not just a prophet but a father. Mbiri kuna Jesu.

    • Fayafaya

      Thank you for your testimony munhu wa Mwari. Please we need more of this to answer the detractors/haters. God bless

  • Lameck Sigauke

    writing such an a scripturally shallow article for the nation’s consumption is really a blunder mr zuze. firstly, there was no one prophet at a tym in the bible like u hv pointed out. remember in the old testament, elisha and elijah went through a school of prophets. i wonder if you are implying there were no graduates from that school. as of personal prophecies, well go bek to your bible, most of Jesus prophecies I wld say they were personal. check your records. as of bouncers (taking it from you0 I ask myself a qstn, why wld Jesus say “let the children come to me (SIYAI vana vadiki vauye kwandiri)? He isnt refering to teaching chldn God’s ways but letting the children hvng access to Him becoz His disciples were preventing them. Prophets being poor, I wld say let’s look at the greatest prophet Jesus Himself, His garment is noted as seamless(which if u search was the prestigious wear of that time) and soldiers had to cast lots for it. For argument’s sake, doesnt the bible say He became poor so that we could be rich? The bible notes in Acts that Felix kept Paul in prison even after seeing that he was not guity hoping to get some money from him. I bet if Paul wasn’t rich then no governor would expect a bribe from him. Too many mistakes I would spend the whole day arguing but get your facts right my man.

  • Nzeve

    Thanks Zuze!!

    These so called prophets have turned people from God. Everyone is now looking for money. I know you will be criticized for your articles, but keep preaching brother. Warn them even if they refuse to listen, in fact most of them will not listen. I just find it hard to understand that with so many clear warnings in the bible people still choose the broad road. Its sooo sad. But any way the bible does say that in the last days MANY false prophets will appear and deceive MANY!!! So no wonder we see what we see today.

    Be blessed my friend will support you all the way.

  • mac

    Fayafaya usaedze kuvharira vhangeri rakanaka kudai.This is so true hameno kuti ma errrors urikuawanepi.Thank you munyori.remember the devil is also at work here

  • mac

    I observed that there is an onslaught against the brilliant articles by this writer by Fayafaya who uses many names but the truth is the truth. chikosi aka bhora resimbi aka mujibha wa jehova etc we know

  • Child of God

    If God is the creater of all things , why can’t he speak of football, come on the bible says for lake of knowledge my people perish, I pray that God should give you wisdom and understanding.