There was pandemonium and shock at a little known pentecostal church in Bulawayo, Christ Liberty Ministries, when miracle money in the form of airtime came to light.
The church, believed to only have about a 100 members, rents a building along Fife Street between 9th and 10th Avenues. The building is owned by the Salvation Army.
“A lot of things happen at that place. It seems miracles are for chosen churches,” said a member of the church.
Prior to that, news reporters heard rumours that a prophet from that church who goes by the name Prophet Victor once claimed to have made fire fall from heaven.
But miracle money is not a new thing, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa of UFI ministries and his close friend, Prophet Uebert Angel, who introduced him to their spiritual father in 2008, Ghanaian Prophet Victor Boateng, have allegedly raised millions of it.
Prophet Victor confirmed producing “miracle” airtime but did not divulge the network.
“We produced miracle money through airtime,” he said.
He also made claims of healing the sick.
“A woman, who couldn’t walk and had Tuberculosis, was healed and started running. On Monday last week, I visited a house and goblins came out of wardrobes,” he added.
However, critics say, so serious is the obsession with miracles that churches are now competing with one another. The world today is in danger of miracle-mongers who claim to be prophets of God.
Be it on street corners, crusades night vigils, there are claims to miracle-cures so as to prevent their members from flooding to so-called “living” churches.
Prophet Victor, however, says he can prove that what he is talking about really happened and he can even do more.
“I am not a false prophet. These things are there and they happen all the time. Anyone can ask people who come to our church services,” he said.
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