In one of his sermons, Bishop T.D. Jakes said women are the pillars of their families and that it is common to find that it is the wife who goes to church than the man.
He teaches that women are hungry for fellowship and spiritual uplifting which sums up as empowerment. While this is true, women on the other hand are often portrayed in churches as desperate-for-miracles. Take for example what happened at Solution House By Jesus Christ in Pilane this past Sunday. Ninety-eight percent of the congregants that went up to the front to confess their sins for using traditional doctors and muti were women.
While some said they visited traditional doctors to look for jobs and to strengthen their struggling businesses, majority said they were in search for potential husbands or to ensure the men they are dating marry them. One heavily pregnant woman said she had been with her boyfriend for seven years and visited a traditional doctor who gave him muti to bathe with so that he does not leave her.
“He also gave me muti to put in his food, which I panicked to do,” she said, revealing that he charged her P50 per visit,” she said, asking for deliverance. In a loud voice, Prophetess Kebaleele Ditsebe warned men in the church to discern and to be spirit-filled in order to escape the seduction of women coming to church for wrong reasons. During the service, there were those who said they had been moving around churches to ‘destroy’ church leaders who do not have a strong Godly power.
When you watch Christian television channels, you would see that it is mostly women that are always lying on the floors, vomiting stuff and being delivered. Pastor Elizabeth Nyathi has this observation about women in churches: That women love God and have been called by God to win their unbelieving husbands to God through their conduct. She said that the reason women are mostly attacked by the devil is because they carry power to transform nations. “When Christ resurrected, it was women who witnessed it first.
Deborah, the mother of Israel, was a prophetess, a judge and a wife; so women are powerful when they fear God,” she said. Her other realisation is that women who do not fear God attract attacks from the enemy. “Women need to pray like never before and all these demon manifestations they exhibit in churches will end. We need women to be used by God to change lives and not to manifest that they are destroying other women’s lives,” she said.
Apostle Moses Muradzi of Gospel Glory Ministries said that situations in life make women vulnerable to the devices of the enemy. He has handled conflicts in church where women, both young and old, and those in leadership fought each other. “In one incident, one of them accused the others of destroying her courtship with a brother in church and she ended up leaving church,” he said. On a lighter note, he said men are often hard-hearted and do not want to be told what to do even when it is an instruction in the Bible. He however said there are committed and consistent men who go to church and serve.
“Just like women, we have men who come to ask for help. For example, need for a wife, a job, business growth and deliverance from generational curses. It’s just that women are mostly attacked because they are the ones that love God more in most families,” he said. He however revealed that women are the most effective leaders in churches, explaining that just as they run their homes well, they also ensure there is order in the church. “Women understand excellence better and they are behind the success of church events because they work hard. They are not just capable, but also available,” he said. Women are almost two thirds more likely than men to believe in God, a major study of attitudes among middle aged Britons has found.
VACANCY: President of the UDC
Botswana Movement for Democracy (BMD) President, Advocate Sidney Pilane says Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC) does not have a President.
He revealed this week that UDC leader, Advocate Duma Boko was given the leadership of the coalition on a temporary arrangement. Advocate Pilane who was addressing the media this week, following the expulsion of his party from the UDC stated that in the buildup to 2014 general elections it was agreed that Advocate Boko should be presidential candidate for UDC, an arrangement that ended at the time when the UDC lost the 2014 general elections.
“It was decided that Botswana National Front (BNF) should be given the presidency so that Advocate Boko could be our presidential candidate. The late Gomolemo Motswaledi of BMD was to be his running mate. We made this arrangement in preparation to taking over state power.
So, all that has passed, we contested and lost so it is all in the past,” said the BMD leader. He stated that constitutionally, the UDC has no president because the president has to be elected during the UDC elective congress. Advocate Pilane pointed out that UDC according to the Constitution should hold its congress every three (3) years.
He stated that even all the members of UDC National Executive Committee have to be elected at the congress and as it stands, “there is no president or Vice Presidents because they were not voted into those positions.”
Advocate Pilane said instead of building the UDC brand their colleagues at Botswana Congress Party (BCP) and Botswana National Front have resorted to petty issues. He told the media that the leadership of the two parties have taught their members to insult BMD leadership and its members on social media and any other forum.
He had no kind words for the BCP, calling the party a divisive party that thrives on insults and divisive tendencies. He said the BCP leadership had encouraged its foot soldiers to use social media to insult him and members of the BMD.
According to Advocate Pilane, these are some of the things that have made the two parties remain in opposition for far too long without even coming close to toppling the ruling party. He described them as dishonest people who will plunge the country into chaos and that is why Batswana do not want to give them power.
VIDEO: A Gaborone hotel Prophet caught in the act
In a matter that closely resembles that of a South African Cabinet Minister, Melusi Gigaba’s masturbating video clip, a visiting Zimbabwean Prophet, Ronald El Melchizedek of Altar of Grace this week denied that he has been sending nudes to church sisters and demanding same from them.
In fact, the ‘man of God’ has earned himself the name, ‘Botswana’s Omotoso’ by girls that allege he has sexually exploited them. Pastor Timothy Omotoso is a Nigerian clergyman accused of sexually exploiting over 30 young girls from his church in South Africa.
“He is an Omotoso and even though they hide it at his church, some of us have received messages from him asking for our nudes. Actually, he has asked for my nudes several times,” says one church sister.
The Midweek Sun has gotten hold of a 34 seconds video clip of the youthful prophet playing with his manhood. Looking like he is in a hotel room, the man stands fully naked in a muted video that, depicts him speaking and teasing the recipient. In a standing position, he starts off by caressing his manhood, giving it a close up and ends up lying on the bed, facing up.
At least three young women say they received the video from the prophet and that he usually asks for nudes from them. One of them actually says he has been pestering her, demanding to have sex with her. “He likes to send me messages of how horny he is for me. But again, he likes asking for nudes from women.
Even married women at his church have fallen victims of his sexual harassment. I left the church because he disgusted me by doing such things yet calling himself a man of God,” she says.
The woman however says that Melchizedek, a Zimbabwean who holds services at Gaborone Hotel when he is in the country, is a man of accurate prophecies. “He moves mightily in the prophetic but he likes harassing church sisters. It is known in his church. He is married but controlled by the spirit of lust,” she says.
The Prophet responds
Melchidezek told The Midweek Sun that he was aware of the video of him doing the rounds through WhatsApp, but was quick to label the whole thing a scam.“Yes we are aware. Those are scammers from Benin who hacked into my wife’s Facebook account and phone and stole our videos and pictures. So they wanted to blackmail us and we refused, that is why they are doing that.
It is just an effort to harm the work of God but God is in control,” he told The Midweek Sun. He would not be drawn into responding to, or even discussing the allegations levelled against him by church sisters, but instead gave this reporter a mobile number of a person he said was his wife.
The said woman confirmed that the video was posted by scammers. “That was done by scammers. We have reported them to Benin police,” she said. She however would not give the name of the police station nor go into further details.
This incident follows on last week’s revelations reported by this publication, where several girls spoke anonymously about pastors, prophets and ‘men of God’who were using them sexually in church. Many were uncomfortable to reveal their names, forcing this paper to also conceal the identies of the accused churches and pastors involved in the dirty acts in the name of God.
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