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Supernatural: The Prophets vs The Winchester Brothers

By Baynham Goredema

Zimbabwe is under siege from blood suckers, demons bent on possessing humans, frogs that milk ladies, snakes in handbags which spit money and many more. 

Baynham Goredema
Baynham Goredema

There certainly seems to be a need for heroes in shining armour to deliver folk from these monsters.

What is happening in Zimbabwe would not be out of place in an episode of Supernatural (The CW Television Network,USA), a series which features two brothers Dean and Sam Winchester who are on a mission to save the world from the Apocalypse hence they have to slay all sorts of demons, ghosts, vampires and monsters.

While watching this series recently I couldn’t help but notice the similarities between the recent surge of miracle working prophets in Zimbabwe to the TV series.

The two prominent prophets at the moment are Prophet Uebert Angel and Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa each famous for their Miracle money and Miracle weight loss videos.

The Winchesters

After watching I decided to compile a list of these similarities between the Winchester Brothers, Dean and Sam and The Prophets, Uebert Angel and Emmanuel Makandiwa from Zimbabwe.

Accessible

The Winchesters will go anywhere where duty calls and they don’t select who to minister to. They don’t wait for people to come they go out and get em

The Prophets Makandiwa and Angel only seem to follow the money. And they don’t seem to be easily accessible even to their own church members judging by the demeanour of the body guards that are constantly around the two prophets. I fail to understand why the ‘powerful men of God’ need body guards of the flesh anyway?

Out of Body Experience

Prophet Angel has been to heaven and back. How can you not believe a prophet who has been to heaven and back!

Dean Winchester has been to hell and back. He has seen it all and was slaying leviathan in hell and was surprisingly saved by an angel in Hell!

makandiwa angel

Tongues

The Prophets Makandiwa and Angel both speak in unknown tongues to ‘confuse’ the devil and it seems they are always the prelude to miracles happening or a sign of ‘getting into the spirit’. Tongues also seem to be invoked in casting out demons and in deliverance rituals.

The Winchesters also speak in tongues. Sometimes its a movie form of Latin or some ancient language that is not in use anymore. Either way they use these tongues to cast spells on monsters and demons and bind them or destroy them

Slaying in the Spirit

Sam seems to have demon blood inside him so with that power he can ‘slay’ other demons without any physical contact

Both Prophet Angel and Makandiwa are able to ‘slay’ demons in the spirit without any physical contact. The most common method is a swiping of the leg so the church member falls to the ground from the spiritual force.

winchesters supernatural

Spiritual Father

I really don’t know who came up with the concept of each prophet to have an earthly spiritual father obviously held in higher regard than other members, anyway the Prophet Angel and Makandiwa have Victor Kusi Boateng from Ghana as their spiritual father.

The Winchesters have their father who is late but they constantly refer to him in flash backs.

The Anointing

The Winchesters were anointed from birth as they were born into a blood line of ‘hunters’ which were people who could hunt demons without being possessed by them and had the power to destroy them.

Prophets Makandiwa and Angel also claim to have an anointing from God which is in greater measure than other christians hence they are able to heal the sick, and perform various miracles. What sets them apart from The Winchesters though is that they can actually transfer a portion of their anointing by blowing or throwing it at their members. The anointing hits them with such force they normally fall to the ground with a shout from the prophet to ‘Receive!’

Uebert Angel and Emmanuel Makandiwa as Winchester Brothers

Holy Water

The Prophets Angel and Makandiwa also use cloths and garments which are ‘holy’. Some people have been known to pay thousands of dollars to own garments worn by the prophets. In Nigeria TB Joshua sells anointed water which people travel all over the world to acquire.

The Winchesters have holy water which they use strictly for the business of getting rid of monsters or slowing them down. They also have guns that shoot salt pebbles.

The Book

The Prophets Makandiwa and Angel have the Bible as their guide which they quote from and when the book is not sufficient they get extra revelation direct from God through dreams and visions, basically meaning the Bible is not the final authority in regards to salvation of the human race.

The Winchester have there dads journal which he used to document how to handle certain monsters and what spells to use when. When this is not sufficient they also seek extra revelation from their friend bob or from the internet…

winchesters dean and sam

Miracle Money

The Winchesters are not formally employed, yet they always have money to go around the country to wherever duty calls staying in cheap hotels and buying fast food. Where they get the money to sustain their activities is anyone’s guess.

The Prophets Angel and Makandiwa are a step up because they have the power to create money from nothing, they can declare to ATMs to release money and the ATMs will submit in fear. And the Prophets can eat all they want because Prophet Makandiwa can demand the fat to burn and the body to shrink at the shout of his voice.

The Acts of the Monster Slayers

The gullible followers are the biggest losers and I think once they realise this has been a performance they will probably feel much like I did when I realised wrestling was fake. After all these fantastic acts of demon slaying and deliverance, the cameras stop rolling the Winchesters and The Prophets and all go home after a hard days work, fully well knowing that what they do is a well choreographed act. If for some unfortunate reason they have have started believing that they are actually slaying demons then its a very sad state for sure.

Angel and Makandiwa

If you want to see Prophets Angel and Makandiwa in action here are some examples.

Miracle Money – Prophet Uebert Angel

Singing in tongues – Prophet Uebert Angel

I went to heaven – Prophet Uebert Angel

Slaying in the spirit – Prophet Uebert Angel

Instant Weight Loss – Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa

Annointing – Prophet Uebert Angel

Miracle Weight loss – Prophet Uebert Angel

Baynham Goredema is a Zimbabwean passionate about graphic design, cricket and social commentary. He is currrently based in Johannesburg and maintains Zimbabwe’s first online arts and culture opinion magazine called POVO. You can visit Baynham Goredema’s blog The Sovereign State

  • Tabonga

    well, good graphics, nonsensical opinion!

  • Martin M

    Contine writing about men of God my friend in this manner. You will soon find out what God said when He declared “touch not my anointed!” And for the record, I am in not in any of the two prophets’ churches but the word of God enjoins us that the body of Christ is one, with different members for different tasks.
    When will people learn that speaking against someone God has chosen is dangerous? Let me give you a scripture, Numbers 12v 8 when Miriam, Moses’ sister decided to speak against Moses, making her case before the Israelites to say God also speaks through us. God asked her one question and when God asks, you can’t answer, for He knows all things.
    He said: “With him (Moses) will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he departed. And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.”

    You try to draw suimilarities between the works of darkness and what men of God do. Why else would you talk of this show, whose influence is clearly not of the kingdom of God, but of the devil, who the Word of God tells us is the god of this world?

    You talk about spiritual fatherhood and question its authenticity. Galatians 4:19 sees the great Apostle Paul talk to Galatians and say: “My dear children, for whom I am again in the pains of childbirth until Christ is formed in you.” Then he tells the Corinthians in I Cor 4:15 that “Even if you had ten thousand guardians in Christ, you do not have many fathers,
    for in Christ Jesus I became your father through the gospel.” You speak of things you don’t know. We speak of what we know and in the kingdom of God, there are spiritual fathers.

    Mark 16:17 sees the Lord Jesus instruct the disciples and all new creation (every man, woman and child who is born again) that “these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name they will drive out (cast out) demons;they will speak in new tongues.”

    Who said it? Jesus Christ. Now unless you are saying you know more than the Lord (God forbid such a thought!), I don’t see how you are qualified to talk about men of God casting out demons and speaking in tongues when you have no idea that God said it already and said every man, woman and child who is born again ought to do this.

    You clearly have no understanding of scripture. You don’t know that Christ was given all power, in the heavens, in the earth and below. You don’t know that at the name of Jesus, every knee should and shall bow (Philippians 2:10). You think these men of God do it by their own ability? No my brother, the Holy Spirit, the Spirit of God, who lives in them and every other Christian who has received Him, He does the works. That’s why God said, it is not by might, it is not by power, it is by God’s Spirit.

    But clearly, you influences are evident. You know more about the satanic than you know the things of God. This is not to condemn you dear brother, who also the Lord Jesus shed His precious blood for. This is to admonish you to see the light. What you watch, study and hear will determine who you are. No wonder you think what the devil has packaged for the world in that programme you mention is real and you try and compare it to the works of God. But you are not the first, even the Israelites accused Jesus of doing His works by the power of the devil.
    Mattew 12: 24-26 states: “But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, This fellow does not cast out, devils, but by Beelzebub the prince of the devils. 25And Jesus knew their
    thoughts, and said to them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand: 26And if
    Satan cast out Satan, he is divided against himself; how shall then his kingdom
    stand?”

    You talk about out of body experiences. The apostle Paul talks about the same, being caught up to the third heaven (2 Cor 12:2). Is it knew? No! There were two other men who checked out of this world alive, they walked into heaven alive, they didnt die. They are Enoch and Elijah. Check the scriptures brother, the word of God does not lie!

    So you see, it is nothing knew for men of God to be slandered and accused of all sorts of horrible things. The bible tells us if it could happen to the Lord Jesus, how much more to us. The only thing I advise you is to repent of this wickedness, ask God to forgive you for this. Remember His love for you is great, He said when you do something wrong seek forgiveness and it shall be granted to you when you ask. I know there is nothing much you can do about taking this article down. The least you could do is cleanse your heart before God.

  • Yola

    This is a shallow article which just demonstrates the pathetic ignorance of the author when it comes to spiritual matters. Stick to you cricket, graphic designing etc rather than sow your seeds of confusion.

  • GRANT

    kkkkkkkk Some people dont understand spiritual things, nxxxaaaaa. GOD BLESS THE PROPHETS

  • Cde Chinodhuukadhuuka Zoraunye

    What are you trying to convey? You are very shallow , an empty tin on spiritual matters. I am inviting you to witness first hand information on the works of God through his Prophets. What passion are you talking about? You know nothing about the Bible and clueless to the Word of God.
    Come back home so that you can get more knowledge on the subject matter that you tried to write which you showed shallow knowledge about.

  • GRANT

    People always try to make money by writting bad things about the men of GOD. I dont thing its a good idea to do that. God is trying by all means to deliver us through his servants and you payback by talking nonsense about them. MMMM guys be serious. FEAR GOD.

  • Chimusoro

    Good graphics but hauna pfungwa munezvemweya

  • Nina

    Grant, Cde Chinodhuukataurai zvenyu, this guybis very empty in spiritual things. This is rubbish. You cant write this nosence abt men of God like Prophets….

  • Cde Chinodhuukadhuuka Zoraunye

    Zwana jeki zvaunotaura izvi iwe uri mhiriyo uchinyepera vanhu nekuda kuti vanhu vaverenge pepe rako. Nhai iwe Bheyinhamu mwana waGoredema wanga wakura zvakanaka wani ,unodirei kuzvikuvadzisa naMwari uchitaura zvisina maturo wanyanya kuona mafirimu akawanda ehora saka hauchaziva kuti urimufirimu here kana kuti wabudamo. “Touch not my anointed,do my Prophets no harm” Magwaro aya hausati vamanzwa kani?

  • LUCKAZ

    Prophets are spiritual territorial commanders, you have nothing to pity about them.

  • NANCY

    Chimbosiyaiwo vanhu vaMWARI vakadaro pliz hamunetewo here?

  • Karikoga Gumiremiseve

    Mufana ukundikokunonzi kukotamira miseve kana kuti kugeza neuriri kana kuti unye kwauri kuita nokuti munyika yemweya haumo wakatorasika zvako. Ita zvaunoziva zvekudhurowa nekiriketi kuti uwane vanhu vanofarirawo basa raurikuita. Haikona kuita saNzenza Popotai kana Matigimu. Itya Mwari uri mwana wevhu wepi akarasika kudaro?

  • Mistake Vaharazipi

    Wakuda kutoita mari nevanhu vamwari ava. News dzapera here hautaure nyaya dzema
    elections basa nderekunyora vanhu vamwari ava kana kuti udza kuti Pokello
    arikuita sei kuBBA haugone. Obama akauya muno muAfrica but hautaure, Mandela
    condition hautiudze. Zvaunoziva kungonyora nezvemaPorofita chete. Mwana iwe
    kana uchida kuti zvikufambire siyana nevaranda vamwari ava. Ukanzwa isu
    anaVHARAZIPI tataura terera

  • mwana wamwari

    Washaya iwe munyori. May the wrath of the Lord fall upon you mightly

  • Kev

    I don’t know much about these men and its not mine to judge but if they are directing people to Gods holiness they are doing good. Matt 6: 33 But seek ye first his kingdom and his righteousness.

    However if they are encouraging a culture of money worship, and individualism they are misdirecting people. It is ok for Christians to be rich as long as we prioritise God and fellow people. 80% of the world lives in poverty because 20% consume 80% of the worlds resources and want to stay in that position. So if you are rich but ignore the true plight of others automatically you are sinning.

    “Be careful not to … show ill will toward your needy brother and give him nothing. He may then appeal to the LORD against you, and you will be found guilty of sin.” (Deut 15:9)

    “The man with two tunics should share with him who has none, and the one who has food should do the same.” (Luke 3:11)

    There is a global problem of new prosperity preachers who are going around in expensive cars and suits encouraging money worship in almost the same way as rappers do. As a result a culture of money at any cost is growing amongst black communities around the world with young blacks buying loads of cars and gold chains instead of expanding business and giving more people employment and better pay.

    People can follow who they want but the truth is in the Bible. We need to be honest about what we are after in these new churches, what we are being taught and what we are doing.

  • bayhaus

    Thank you all for your comments. I want to let you all know that I don’t take any offence at the critique you have done or any seemingly harsh words and name calling you may have used. That is to be expected once you bring your opinions to the public domain such is this. You become fair game.

    I will summarise my idea behind this article and then respond to some of the comments.

    What I would like to know from you guys is how many have actually watched the series. To make an objective comparison and argue that the comparison I made is not valid.

    Basically what I am saying with this comparison is that there really is no difference between the mentioned TV series and what the two prophets are doing. The things I have said about the prophets are things that they themselves have claimed live on TV. I don’t know them personally hence I didn’t comment on their characters. But I merely focussed on what is evident in various videos across the internet. And both are just a show. When I watch Supernatural I know this is not real and I am sometimes not impressed with some of the special effects and the acting. This is exactly how I feel when I watch some of these services, eg Miracle Weight Loss or Miracle Money for that matter. The act is just not convincing and the recipients of these miracles, their acting leaves a lot to be desired.

    The main aim of the two groups I have compared is to entertain and make a living. Supernatural using very loose interpretation of the bible and special visual effects, and the prophets also using loose interpretations and extra biblical references which no one will question because they are ‘prophets’. Unfortunately what the Prophets are doing has a dire eternal consequence because they are leading people astray through false teaching, manipulation and deceit.

    And I ended the comparison with the followers who have allowed this to reach such proportions. Never questioning anything, most likely out of fear. The same way you are trying to scare me and any other person who tries to ‘test the spirits’.

    • Zim player

      I watched “I went to heaven” by Uebert Angel… The man is either mad or telling the truth… There are some very bold statements he makes in the video. No disrespect to him or his followers but for me it’s a no…

  • bayhaus

    @Martin M I commend you for searching the scriptures. And I don’t question some of the examples you have stated from the Bible,
    The fact that similarities can be drawn between works of darkness and what these men are doing should make you question what is going on.
    I won’t go into detail with your comment because it hinges on two basic precepts.
    1. Dispensations – The teachings of our modern day prophets do not recognise dispensations in Gods dealings with man. They will mix and match doctrines that suit their fancy and apply them to the kingdom.
    2. Context – Taking a section of a verse or a chapter and creating a teaching from it while ignoring the context under which that verse exists. One classic example is “Touch not the Lords anointed”. It certainly does not mean men of God are above reproach. Paul who was a man of God commended the Bereans because after hearing Paul, they still went to search the scriptures themselves to see if what Paul was saying was true.

    All those who have been baptised are anointed, if anything these prophets are the ones who are to fear God and not treat his anointed children as their own subjects.

    The spiritual fatherhood i questioned is the type masqueraded by the prophets and the spiritual father himself. Paul despite quoting this would not accept any extra reverence shown toward him over the other brethren. But we see people kneeling down before these men yelling ‘papa, papa’ and the prophets basking in their glory as ‘spiritual fathers’ accept such without rebuking them.

    • Martin M

      I am sorry my brother. We are not out to insult you but the fact is you are trying to use logic on the things of God and the logic of the world does not cut. Please mention one scripture amongst the things God spoke through the prophets, which is out of context? Are you positively sure that you could stand in the presence of God and repeat your claims to people you have not called?

      Do you suppose God to be powerless that He is just watching saying if only my people knew? Everything the prophets do, the word they preach I believe is divinely inspired. Don’t you think in the days of the Lord Jesus Christ there were those who doubted the miracles and supernatural when it occured? You think it new that you question these things? It started a long time ago and let me tell you, unless you are filled with the Holy Ghost, you may never ever comprehend the works of the Lord in this earth. What did they say when the Lord died and resurrected? The went about telling everyone that the reason His body was not in the tomb was because His disciples came and stole it by night. And many in Israel were misled by men who were not spiritual, who sought to reason out the scriptures with earthly logic, who never believed that Jesus was the Messiah and to this day, they are still waiting for the Messiah to come, yet they don’t know He came over 2000 years ago.

      God asked Miriam a question that “Why were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?” She couldnt answer. The bible says God was angry and He departed. When He departed, Miriam became as leprous as snow. Throughout the scriptures, God keeps admonishing us to not touch those He has chosen, even when they do bad things. He says they are “My servants, I chose them, He asks, why should you judge another man’s servant?” My brother, did you call the prophets to ministry? If you did, you have every right to complain against them. If you did not, you are better off keeping quiet.

      David could not kill Saul, even though God had chosen him to replace Saul. But David was a man after God’s own heart, which means his heart was moved by the feelings and emotions of God. He saw as God saw, he felt as God felt and God felt it appropriate to declare: “David, a man after my own heart.” When the Amelekite came to David, claiming to have killed Saul, David asked him (2 Sam 1:12): “How was it you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”

      There are lessons to be learnt Bayhaus. Learn and save your life. One thing God does not take lightly is speaking against His servants, whether they are doing good or not. He even tells us by the Holy Spirit that if you are so concerned, why don’t you pray for them that they be led of God.

      The problem is men think God to be so far away to correct things and they take it upon themselves to condemn on His behalf. That is wrong. If you listen to the prophets, they preach the message of Jesus Christ. They don’t add to it. And the Lord Himself declared that greater works would we do than He did. Why? Because the bible states His days in this earth were cut short. So He functions through us. If you know the Lord Jesus Christ you would know that weight loss or miracle money are small miracles.
      In Mark 16:17 He declared that in His name we shall cast out devils, we shall speak with a new tongue and if we drink any deadly thing, it shall not harm us.
      Be yielded to the Holy Spirit brother. He will teach you these things. He will guide you into all truth. You mean well but you have erred. Far be it from me to see a Man of God erring and I speak against him! God forbid! I will pray for him but I can never speak against him because I am not his Master, I didnt call him to ministry and I didnt appoint him. God did. Let Him be the judge of all.

      The Apostle Paul, in Romans 14:4 said: “Who are you to condemn someone else’s servants? Their own master will judge whether they stand or fall. And with the Lord’s help, they will stand and receive his approval.”
      That’s why He said never judge anyone. There is one judge and that’s Him. I hope you are enlightened.

  • bayhaus

    I have often wondered how so many people are so easily misled and believe these prophets. But what I have seen is stated in the two following verses;

    II Thessalonians 2:10-12: And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.

    II Timothy 4:2: Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long-suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned to fables.

    And Lastly

    II Peter 2:1: But there arose false prophets also among the people, as among you also there shall be false teachers, who shall privily bring in destructive heresies, denying even the Master that bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

    But this will come to pass like all fads. Few years ago we had Pastor Chris, Then came TB Joshua with peeps trecking to Nigeria to see the Prophet. So now the spot light is on Makandiwa and Angel. And when they give way to a more powerful, more charismatic prophet vana veminana will flock there like reeds in the wind for their new ‘spiritual fix’.

    Ngatitsvakei Mwari and stop following personalities

    • hozhwa

      All the people are pointing out is that you are now explaining yourself better and quoting the relevant verses in the forum than in the piece above. Personally I respect your opinion and that of the prophets since you all quote from the same bible. Somewhere in the middle is the truth and God is the ultimate judge.

    • Kimberly Tototayi

      well said thanks people should stop idolizing church leaders and giving them glory that belongs to God.

    • priscilla

      why is it that every time a prophet does something great or miraculous the first assumption is that he is fake? ps pastor chris and tb Joshua ddnt pass like a fad they still have the same following if not more, you just stopped following because its exhausting to hate someone who doesn’t know you right?

  • kb

    approuching spiritual things with the mind of the flesh….get Jesus and believe my brother…unbelief is crippling…

  • MAJOR-EMERITUS 1

    I GUESS YOU HAVE NOTHING BETTER TO DO THAN TO TALK AGAINST GODS ELECT…..AND YOU’RE COMPARING THEM TO A TV SHOW……YOUR IGNORANCE TO SPIRITUAL MATTERS IS CHILDISH

    1 Peter 2:12

    New Living Translation (NLT)

    12 Be
    careful to live properly among your unbelieving neighbors. Then even if
    they accuse you of doing wrong, they will see your honorable behavior,
    and they will give honor to God when he judges the world.[a]

  • priscilla

    I have watched the series, stopped watching it because of its blasphemous nature , now now as for this thing of questioning why men of GOD DO WHAT THEY DO.Look at your bible and see all the glorious things that God has done and tell me if they have done something to big soooo big that its not with in Gods range. wasn’t money from a fish miracle money ? or you would prefer it if prophet sent people to kariba dam for the miracle money (then your small mind will understand it)? Are you saying the same God who used a donkey and a murderer to speak for him can not use these two? as for spiritual fathers , stop being so hard hearted and read your bible!!! Elijah and Elisha? dude seriously!!! ELISHA EVEN ASKED FOR IMPARTATION FROM ELIJAH!!! Im not in any of these mens churches by the way but until God himself tells me that these two are not from him , I will not point fingers. Its funny how you cant even do what they do but you are trying to correct and tell them how to do it? You have never guessed even the first number of any one cell number and you call those who believe fools? if its so simple to trick people open your own church, trick us , see if we will come

  • priscilla

    NB// prophet ELIJAH ONCE KILLED PEOPLE FOR LAUGHING AT HIS HAIR OR LACK THERE OFF, SO HYPOTETICALLY SPEAKING IF ANGEL AND MAKANDIWA ARE THIS ANOINTED AND THEY SEE THIS ARTICLE AND CURSE YOU……that’s if they haven’t already. I don’t think your life will ever be the same after this article. and the thing about spiritually blind people is they don’t see what hit them you blame it on karma, bad luck, witch craft or the economy.hehehe You will never know peace in your life

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