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Prophet Magaya in trouble

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader, Walter Magaya is in trouble with Zimbabwe’s largest Christian group, Vapositori, which has vowed to expose him as a magician and fake prophet.

By Everson Mushava

As the fight between the two Christian denominations escalated last week, the Vapositori group said its members were challenging Magaya to an open spiritual power contest.

Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) president Archbishop Johannes Ndanga said the fallout between his 700-member church grouping and Magaya now calls for an open contest to prove the source of power each of the denomination uses.

Last week, Vapositori said God had revealed to them that Magaya was not a Man of God, but used artifacts — including snakes — as the source of his spiritual power to draw large crowds to his congregation.

They were responding to Magaya’s claim in his book titled Marine Spirits, Mweya Yemumvura in which he branded all white-garment churches popularly known as Vapositori as agents of evil marine spirits from the dark kingdom — with a propensity to threaten congregants with death.

“We are now daring him [Magaya] to an open contest to prove that he does not use power from God,” Archbishop Ndanga said.

“There is nothing unusual, even in the Bible, in the book of Exodus; Moses had such a contest with Egyptian magicians when Pharaoh refused to release the children of Israel to Canaan — their promised land. The same contest happened again in the book of Kings when Elijah challenged the prophets of Baal.”

Archbishop Ndanga added: “We are now calling Magaya to a similar contest. He should exorcise the marine spirits in us and we will expose his snakes. If he wants them, we will not kill them, but the people will know where he draws his power from.”

Moses in the book in Exodus, Chapter 7, had a power contest with Egyptian magicians who could perform miracles and the power of God prevailed, the same happened when Elijah challenged King Ahab’s 450 idol worshipers and prophets of Baal and 400 prophets of the goddess Asherah who were supported by Queen Jezebel and killed them in Mount Carmel.

Ndanga said Magaya was a “magician” and religious entrepreneur out to fleece the poor out of their hard-earned cash.
“Jesus used water; he was baptised in water, so was John the Baptist. If we have marine spirits, then we are taking them from our master Jesus Christ of Nazareth whom we worship,” Archbishop Ndanga added.

Efforts to get a comment from Magaya since last Sunday through his lawyer Everson Chatambudza yielded no results. Questions were sent to him inquiring if he would be willing to take up the challenge by the Vapostori to a spiritual power duel, but no response had been received at the time of going to press.

In his booklet broadcast, on his Yadah TV channel, Magaya branded all apostolic churches as agents of evil.

“It is from these Orion and Leviathan spirits of the marine kingdom where false, non-Bible believing white garment churches are derived,” Magaya said in his booklet.

“It is also unfortunate that many people have been deceived to follow or visit these kinds of shrines [masowe] in an effort to go over their problems, yet to no avail.

“Many people who have visited these non-Bible believing churches have had their problems worsened, while others have been permanently hooked to them after receiving various continuous serious threats including death [zviga zverufu netsaona] thereby becoming members,” he added.

Magaya’s remarks drew wide outrage from the ACCZ and Zanu PF waded into the fight, with the party youth provincial chairperson for Harare, Godwin Gomwe warning the charismatic preacher against vilifying Vapositori whom he said were his party’s all-weather friends.

Some members of the Vapositori then approached their association claiming they had also discovered the source of Magaya’s power and sought permission to “destroy Magaya’s snakes and other artifacts” which they claimed were used to lure people to his church.
“He [Magaya] has snakes that live in oil. The same oils are given to people as anointing oil. We want to destroy them. God has showed us,” said one of the Vapositori, who refused to be named claiming the issues was being handled by Archbishop Ndanga.

Magaya, however told The Weekend Post that he was unfazed by the attack on his person by the Vapositori and any of their associates, possibly Zanu PF, as his message was from God.

I do not say things from my head, but God has instructed me to deliver that message, hence I did so. God knows the reason why he sent me with that type of message, hence I am not worried about what society might say,” Magaya said.

21 Responses to Prophet Magaya in trouble

  1. Madzibaba February 15, 2015 at 10:01 am #

    Handeyi tione kuti patichasvika kunana May tinenge tava papi. Chamunofanirwa kuziva ndechekuti kumasowe chaiko inhaka yevanhu vatema asi havasi vese vakanyorwa kuti vachasangana nenhaka iyi. The same as when holy Jesus Christ paakafamba vanhu vakatomuramba vakamusvipira vakasarudza Bhababasi sakani mweya mutsvene waMwari kumasowe wakaimba kuti “Kare kare kose, zvakanga zvakadaro, nazvino zvichakadaro. Nguwo chena iyi muchaiona kukosha kana mafa, nekuti hama dzenyu vachakabvu vanoikungura asi panenge pasisina maitiro.

  2. wangu February 15, 2015 at 10:54 am #

    Mapostori hondo haisi yenyu, hondo ndeya Jehovah. What u are now doing surely shows that somehow what Magaya said is true..why skimming u are manipulating people. Stop it at once Mapostori..if u really serve God why cry..i now smell a rat

    • Mupositori February 16, 2015 at 8:11 pm #

      Taura hako Vapositori kana muri vaMwari uye muchinamata Mwari, garai pasi munamate ivo Mwari voga ndivo vari kutukirwa sangano ravo dzvene nemutsvane wavo. Ivo ndivo vanoziva kuti ari pachokwadi neari panhema ndiyani. Ko munotsamwa nazvo Denga racho nderenyu here? Kunyange mubhaibheri muine kuvhurana kwakaitika, imi nyararai Mwari varwe hondo yavo vega. Kana musiri kushevedza vanhu kuMasowe kuti vazobvisa mari garaivo zvenyu muchinamata sezvo Ishe Jesu vachifanira kuwana muchinamata kwete kuti vawane muchitukana naMagaya. Regai aite mari yake imi siyanai nazvo. Muchenjere kutora mhosva kuna Mwari nokuti mukatuka Magaya, matuka chisikwa chaMwari saka siyanai naye Mwari vanoziva chipimo chinokodzerana naye.

  3. Dorothy February 15, 2015 at 10:58 am #

    Zvayoita kunge disk raita ms scratches aah we are sick and tired of your gimmicks Mapostori.. You were exposed finish and klara..now its time to focus on God and him only mazvinzwa

    • sahxy February 15, 2015 at 6:38 pm #

      zvinorevei kuti finish and klara?

  4. vision February 15, 2015 at 11:36 am #

    Theres no other way to God except thru Jesus Christ, end of story

  5. sophia February 15, 2015 at 11:41 am #

    Misleasing headline indeed ……So prophet Magaya is in which trouble??by who??for what?? Musatsvage kutengesa bepa nezita ra prophet Magaya ,i believe what prophet Magaya wrote in his book titled marine spirits about marine spirits is very true….the vaposifori uses the marine spirits to prophesy….If they arr real and are from God why then do they have MHIKO when using their mantles??hanzi muteuro ukadonha pasi hauchashanda,muteuro ukagumhana nemari hauchashanda….so what is that really??zvaMwari zvechokwadi hazvina mhiko nemitemo yakadai

  6. D. PANGANAI February 15, 2015 at 1:34 pm #

    All are blasphemous , allow freedom of worship and avoid judging other religions , all these are philosophies turned religions no one should claim to be 100% correct.

  7. gwedeja February 15, 2015 at 2:11 pm #

    regayi Magaya atore mari dzema desparate Zimbos, its his time Hubert Angel is now enjoying ma proceeds of extortion in London. when we told our brothers and sisters about this guy they said that its blasphemy, now they are troubling police nekutsvaka ‘angela’ wavakapa mari vega. nxaaaa. stop worshiping these fake prophets

  8. Tindo February 15, 2015 at 7:27 pm #

    Prophet Magaya is not in trouble at all. It is actually the vapostori sect who are in trouble. Watch this space…..

  9. mwanawako February 15, 2015 at 9:04 pm #

    Kkkk some headlines ka,,Mapotsori makutinyangadza,,you use marine spirits evryone knows tht,,all your practises are suspicious i dont noe why you making unnecessary noise…If you from God whats the noise for?? Let God do the judging and keep quiet!

  10. Mwanawamambo February 16, 2015 at 12:35 am #

    Please note that most of the religions that are flooding Africa are FOREIGN. Our Zimbabwean religion is SPIRITUALISM which was demonized by settler regimes. Spiritualism does not fight for membership since all people warship MWARI via ancestry. Our Zimbabwean religion places MWARI as the SUPREME SPIRIT without human attributes such as ‘mwari vakanaka, vane nyasha’. For spiritually honest people MWARI is beyond human comprehension and therefore people cannot enter into competition as to who is correct or wrong in terms of the atunement to HIM. Please note that I am avoiding the word ‘God’ because God is not MWARI.

  11. Ari Kutya February 16, 2015 at 12:44 am #

    Amen. Nothing is new from what the Apostles (Vapostora) are asking it happened to Moses etc. Magaya must accept the challenge because if it is God who is telling the Apostles (Vapostora) to challenge him nothing is wrong.

    Kana kuti Muroyi Muchekeresi Magaya akauraya vanhu achitii stampede akutya.

    Ngairohwe ngoma paZion!!!

    Amen!!!!!

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  13. Zvaitika February 16, 2015 at 11:29 am #

    Nyaya iripo Mr Ndanga team up with others and open your own station expose it live like Prophet is doing ,That solves the issue.Standard please tell them the truth.This is 1+1=2.Thank you.

  14. matilda February 16, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    Is it true that these vapositri do not believe in the bible?Is it true that they say bible Munya(is sleep over food)?

  15. Madzibaba February 16, 2015 at 4:21 pm #

    Matilda: Believe is not the correct word but use of it as a source of worshiping. We believe the people who originally wrote it were inspired to do so by God, but there were additions, subtractions and distortions. We pray to God through Jesus Christ. For example some denomination say that you know allow drinking some don’t according to ones interpretation but for us its straight forward no beer. The ones who compiled it the Europeans they have serious disagreements amongst themselves about its contents.

  16. One- Gono-One February 16, 2015 at 5:28 pm #

    I think both parties should zealously welcome the contest. As mathematician I already have smart air tight proof that this is undeniable case of pot calling kettle black.

  17. frank sithole February 18, 2015 at 3:19 pm #

    bhaibheri rakataura wani kuti mamwe maporofita achati gomo ibva apa uende apo ,zvichiitika asi zivai kuti ivavo havasi vangu. saka chinokushamisai chii? inga wani ndizvo zvamava kungoona

  18. PG February 21, 2015 at 10:30 pm #

    Magaya anowacha team yarikutamba nayo ndinoiziva Ndaabvunze zvigure zvepadomboramwari paEpoworth.

  19. Innocent February 26, 2015 at 7:20 am #

    I wouldn’t say all the Mapostori. But there are certainly Johani Masowe sects and some mapostori that uses methods that shock you. The Masowe sect that claims that Bible “munya” are fake, anti-Semitism and marine powered . That’s fact and not opinion. How can a church that does not believe or read the Bible be said to be true.

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