His Excellency, the President Robert Gabriel Mugabe once grilled ‘Mr Bush’ and ‘Mr Blair’ saying, “….but I have one God and He is in Heaven!” True to the statement, Zimbabweans you agree with me that the Church of Jesus Christ, the Bride, has one God and He is in Heaven.
God gave us the Holy Bible, full of His eternal and divine thoughts, words and acts, as a blue-print for Christianity.
Jesus Christ is the head of the Church and He has established Offices of leadership in His Church as well as people to be leaders with authority in those Offices over the Church.
God has also given these leaders the responsibility to serve, oversee, and establish His word and commands for His Church in the earth. And for that, Apostle Paul categorically taught the Church, “Let God be true, but every man a liar”.
Satanists have crept into most religions and almost all major churches. If you do not want to be deceived, you will have to read the (KJV) Bible yourselves and stop allowing others to tell you what is right or wrong.
So are we to sit back and become victims? Nay! Remember, we have a duty as believers and are supposed to keep His Church holy until the Lord Jesus Christ returns. We’re not supposed to be cowards. Let’s be wise as a serpent means to know who they are and not be fooled by them.
We note that the rumours and allegations about Satanism arise from people’s preconceptions to find Satanism in disparate occurrences and activities which they have annulled as anti-God’s word. So if the media will not tell the truth, we must warn each other.
On 20 November 2013, Satanism was alleged to rampaging the towns and cities of Zimbabwe in the name of RMG Independent End Time Ministries under its socially and religiously responsible polygamous Leader, Apostle Robert Martin Gumbura.
The heart-piercing question is, ‘Was the Pastor and his Church really practising Satanism as alleged or not?’ Let us at this juncture be reminded that Apostle Paul taught the Church resolutely in II Timothy 3v16 saying, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…”
Let’s warn each other; Christians beware of people and organisations who are always finding fault with the leadership of the Church and the body of Jesus Christ, the Church itself.
Judge for yourselves; are these not real wolves in sheep’s clothing? Their hearts are rebellious and ungodly and their fruit is defamatory, pride and dishonour. They seek to destroy people, the Church and even the faith while lifting up themselves and their ‘cause’. They are bitter against leaders and long for control. Watch out for these men and women, for they claim to love God and His commands also.
Yet today, some are bewitched to castigate that committing one in the ‘hands of Satan’ is a threat of spiritual retaliation or spiritual wrath and also an act of Satanism! Is this true? Let’s note that Satanism is an underworld and strange religious system. It is bad enough to cause harm to the innocent and even to those who practice it.
For a fact, Satanism does not manifest itself so straightforwardly and so inexpensively. As a result of that and in search of the truth, people are quick to label any ‘strange’ biblically supported occurrences and activities as Satanism.
Since biblical questions can only be settled by the Holy Bible and not by divinely-futile human mind, let us visit the claim posed by ACCZ under Archbishop Johannes Ndanga, whose patron is Her Excellency, vice president, Joyce Mujuru, against RMG Independent End Time Message Ministries.
Blessed Zimbabweans allow me to say that while holiness is commanded and expected of all Christians, it is also a reality that not all who profess to follow Christ will do so. It is therefore the responsibility of the leadership of a local church to examine both the profession and walk of one who fails to obey Christ’s Word.
Daniel Wray rightly observed: ‘Just as the church applies biblical principles in admitting persons to membership, so too must she apply biblical principles in the governing of the membership and, if necessary, in removal from membership’.
There are many scriptures on how spiritual authority should govern and guide the Church as well as instructions about the right response to authority, both civil and spiritual. If one understands the principle of submission, no doubt, you’ll understand the practice of it.
Find people who understand submission to authority and you’ll see men and women who are humble, full of love, unselfish, accountable, and personally responsible. The devil many times prowl on them and classify them as ‘Brainwashed’, ‘Indoctrinated’ and ‘Threatened’.
Again, find people who don’t understand submission to authority and you’ll see men and women who are prideful, full of criticism, defamatory, selfish, self-willed, self-ruled and spiritually irresponsible.
All times, the devil deviously defines them to the whole world as oppressed, abused, raped and taken-advantage of. Biblical submission is never slavery; it is a very fundamental principle of life that is to be practised in the world and the church.
It is now an open secret that the victim Apostle Robert Martin Gumbura began the Ministry in 1978. Over these 35yrs years, like any other God-sent Ministry, many fainted and went away, yet many others believed and continued until this day.
People are good at blowing the trumpet on ships that failed to make it to the shore but fail to herald wide and abroad, those that made it. If your mind is negative, you see negativity in good and negativity hounds you.
There are many clear and emphatic scriptures in the Bible about submission to spiritual leaders and the government in rulership and it’s all wonderful. Biblical submission is not just in the Church, but also for husbands, wives, children, and employees, to civil, parental, and spiritual authority. Words that are synonymous with submission are honour, respect, giving, love and humility.
The Lord Jesus prescribed principles to be followed by the Church leadership and its congregants, and that makes all Christians to some extent responsible for each other’s behaviour, and He even included disciplinary procedures [Matthew 18:15-20]. He laid out a disciplinary doctrine in a simplified pattern for His Church to follow.
For a record, the true character of Apostle Gumbura and the whole team of his Church Leadership is demonstrated in that they implemented religiously the biblical four steps of Church discipline against those who would have demonstrated in clear terms that they are walking disorderly contrary to the legitimate Conduct, Order and Doctrine as revealed by God through Prophet William Marrion Branham.
Firstly, any believer has the responsibility to confront any other believer when they see that the believer has sinned. If the sinning believer acknowledges his sin and repents of it, the confronting brother has won him to a place of unity and restoration. In this first step of discipline, well over 90% of discipline begins and ends.
Secondly, if the sinning believer does not repent, the confronting believer has the responsibility to bring two or three additional believers back to the offending one for more confrontation. This step insures that, at the mouth of two or three witnesses, both the facts of the sin, as well as the confirmation of the process, can be confirmed.
Thirdly, if the offending believer does not repent from the second confrontation, the sin is to be told to the church. This normally is carried out by communicating to the Leadership of the Church, who then on behalf of the congregation, informs the entire congregation (usually, the communication is done through a public worship service). Now, all the members of the congregation are enjoined to plead with the offending brother or sister to repent of their sin and come back to a right relationship with God.
After a sufficient time (determined by the Elders), if the sinning brother refuses to repent, then by virtue of Jesus’ own pronouncement (via His words in Matthew 18:18-20), the Church Leadership enacts the fourth and final stage: the unrepentant believer is excommunicated or disfellowshipped from the congregation, including his attendance at all public services. He is therefore to be treated as one who rejects the gospel of Christ.
If the erring individual later repents, and requests reinstatement to the body of believers he once adhered, he shall meet with the elders, seek to be evaluated in the manifest presence of that professed repentance, and then be restored to the congregation, again at a public meeting.
At such time, at the discretion of the Church Leadership, he shall be then fully restored to all the rights, duties, privileges, and responsibilities of fellowship and/or membership.
The formal act of exclusion, the agreement of the church that it will no longer consider a particular brother or sister as a member of the body, puts them back into the world, where Satan has easier access to their body and soul for causing them grief and trouble (I Corinthians 5:5,13).
All Church conduct, order and doctrine both private and public, should be done in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ (Col 3:17). Authoritatively, Apostle Paul in I Corinthians 5: 4,5, commanded and directs the whole congregation, contrary to any ministerial abuse of power, when gathered in an official assembly, to carry out this discipline, the formal act of exclusion, ‘deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh,…’
This is the act of lifting off of the merciful and protective hedge of the blood of Jesus Christ that keeps all saints from the power of the devil (refer also to the Book of Job 1:9-12). The goal is the destruction of the fleshly lusts of a sinner that his spirit may be in better condition at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
How this act of expulsion is carried out, differs from one denomination to the other. Whether one is privately or publicly, directly or indirectly excommunicated , the mere act exposes the believer to the kingdom of darkness ruled by demons as detailed in Deuteronomy 28:15-68 and Psalms 109:6-20.
This is the biggest problem in churches today. People have no problem reading “Lord of The Rings” or Oprah’s new book of the month, even better people will read a series of books explaining the Bible that they could just read themselves. This is insanity Zimbabweans, wake up.
Biblical disciplinary doctrine can’t be castigated as ‘acts of Satanism’. The suspension of any Church on practising and walking the bible scriptures is blasphemous, to say the least, against God and His blood. How can the Church get rid of wicked and deceitful men who creep in unawares as detailed in 2 Timothy 3:2-5. The Church is mandated on earth to fulfil Ephesians 4: 12-15. Therefore, as the LORD asked Moses and the righteous to stand back that He might judge Israel (Num 16:21, 24, 26, 45), so the Church of Jesus Christ must separate from sinners, for God to judge them outside the church.
If anyone dreams that Apostle Robert Martin Gumbura and his RMG Independent End Time Message Ministries practise Satanism, allow him or her the liberty of the whole life to sleep and dream on. There was and still there is NO Satanism! The enemy worked using all-manner of machinations and falsified convincingly but only to those that lacked wisdom, to reinforce alleged accusations of rape charges which landed the blessed Apostle Robert Martin Gumbura in jail for 40years. May God grant wisdom to our Leaders!!
Lest you say, we are not aware of the devices of the devil against us!