Makandiwa promises freedom

HARARE - United Family International Church (UFIC) leader Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa is promising freedom, miracles, wonders and prosperity to hundreds of thousands who will attend the church’s much-awaited “Judgement Night 2” prayer session in Harare tomorrow.

The session has been dubbed “Free at Last”, with organisers saying those living in bondage will  be set free.

UFIC spokesperson and senior pastor Prime Kufa said miracles will be witnessed at the event.

“Free at last is free from bondage and anything hindering progress and prosperity, be it witchcraft or demons,” Kufa told the Daily News.

“The man of God (Makandiwa) said people should expect to hear the word because it is through the word that miracles emanate from and wonders manifest. Wonders and signs shall be witnessed.”

The prayer session, to be held at the 60 000-seater National Sports Stadium, is expected to attract more than 150 000 people, including foreigners. More space will be created for the overwhelming numbers both inside the giant stadium and at the B Arena where huge overflow tents will be erected.

Kufa said the event had turned out to be bigger than they had anticipated, and were expecting to host more people during the night prayer than the last Judgment Night held in 2012.

He said all was set for the event. Equipment such as the Public Address (PA) system and generators were already in place, though some of the apparatus will have to be fitted into place after today’s independence celebrations scheduled for the same venue.

Zimbabwe is today celebrating 34 years of independence where President Robert Mugabe is expected to deliver a keynote address, followed by military displays and a soccer match pitting FC Platinum and Dynamos for the Uhuru Cup.

Kufa said they are going to need about eight hours to complete setting up equipment for the ‘Judgement Night 2’.

“International guests have already started arriving, so all is well,” he said. “We are going to start setting up soon after the soccer match and we will have people working through the night as well.”

Makandiwa, a celebrity preacher with a huge following, announced at a recent church service that this year’s Judgement Night would surpass the previous one held two years ago.

The UFIC leader said this would be a ground-breaking session which he believes would bring in new developments in a country battered by acute economic difficulties.

Last year, Judgement Night was cancelled at the last minute after administrators of the venue scuttled Makandiwa’s plans by making too many demands which the church could not meet.

Thousands of worshipers from UFIC clad in Judgement Night regalia from head to toe on Sunday marched in Harare promoting the event.

The prayer session has been advertised at movie theatres, on cars, on billboards and everywhere else where there is space.

Government through the Minister of Tourism, Walter Mzembi has already endorsed the huge event.

Comments (31)

Rev 16:13-14 13 And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14 For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. (KJV) Many Pentecostal or “born again” church services are characterised by the theology of “deliverance from powers of darkness” that ruin the life of a Christian. Located within the rubric of “powers of darkness” are African traditional religions and culture (ATRs). ATRs have been condemned by Pentecostals as demonic so a “born again” Christian needs a “total break from the past”, supposedly achieved through its denunciation. additional religion and culture inform Pentecostals and continue to be a source of reflection, meaning and purpose, manifesting in their theology and rituals in spite of the adversarial stance. Makandiwa and many like him are agents of the devil despite using the name of Jesus Christ. they are so good at predicting the national registration numbers and cellphones yet that has nothing to do with Jesus. They never preach about the Second Coming of Christ. These are the last days and these are they spoken of Christ that we must take heed that they do not deceive us.

Jesuit Priest - 18 April 2014

Members of UFI have sacralised the life of Makandiwa from childhood. They claim that Makandiwa had divine visitations from childhood. Some of the stories claim that when he was staying with his grandmother at his rural home in Muzarabani, they went out into the field and while Makandiwa was sleeping in the shade people saw this shady area burning. They saw Makandiwa was fast asleep but was not hurt (interviews 25-5, 8-9/6/2011). He is pictured as the biblical Moses in the incident of the burning bush. The stories are significant as they help to bolster the claim of divine calling by these pastors and cultivate uncompromising allegiance to the founders. Makandiwa holds his services at the National Sports Centre and has healing sessions three days a week. Makandiwa employs several methods of healing but this study examines the use of icons. Informants who are former members of Makandiwa's AFM assembly claim that before Makandiwa broke away from AFM, he used to say: “ Muchandiona kana ndave kubva kuGhana ” (You will see when I return from Ghana, the powers that I will have) (interview). Ghana is where his mentor/spiritual father known as Boateng is. It is speculated that Makandiwa went to get powers from Ghana to perform miracles. West Africa is pictured in West African/Nigerian movies as a place where there is widespread occultism. Also critics of Pentecostalism in Zimbabwe have argued that the “miracles” in West Africa have been a result of the acquisition and use of traditional medicines. Makandiwa authorises his believers to go to the Nigerian Pentecostal healer and miracle worker TB Joshua (interview 9/9/2011). Most interviewees confirmed that healings take place in Makandiwa's sessions and services but that some people would relapse into their former state afterwards (interviews 25/5/2011). Below are testimonies surrounding the mystery healing power of Makandiwa's cream jacket

The spirit of antichrist is in UFIC - 18 April 2014

Why is it that we always question those who perform signs and wonders? Are we trying to say God has no ability to heal in these days. It seems people are quick to say any minister who operates in signs and wonders is being used by Satan. Are we saying Satan has more signs and wonders than God. This to me sounds exactly just like the phariseas during the days of Jesus Christ. They could not do signs and wonders and they said Jesus was being used by the devil to perform signs and wonders. It seems the case these days; those who belong to churches with no signs and wonders are the most noisy ones in pointing out that the ones with signs and wonders are being used of the devil. Beloved unless you are very sure of what you are saying be very careful some of you are in grave danger of blaspheming aginst the Holy Spirit.

Concerned - 18 April 2014

You Concerned, what does blaspheming the Holy Spirit mean? musangoda kuvhundutsira vanhu nezvisina basa apa. Iwe unoda kundiudza kuti zvinoitwa naMakandiwa ndozvaitwanaJesu nevadzidzi vake here? Jesu akambounganidzira vanhu kuzovarevera nhema dzinonzi JUDGEMENT NIGHT? Jesu achauya ne JUDGEMENT DAY. CHENJERAI N'ANGA DZAKAPFEKA MABHACHI NEKUSUNGA MATIE.

suspicious - 18 April 2014

Follow only our Lord Jesus Christ and He will show you what this guy and many others truly are - prophets of darkness/enemies of Christ/anti-Christs who work with people's enemies/tormentors to destroy true followers of Christ. They pretend to be workers of Christ in public; however, in the spiritual world, they cannot stand the presence of the Light (Christ) - they flee just as their father (satan) does. In'anga chaidzo these guys. Their anointing is from man, not from our Eternal Father Jesus Christ. Ties, scarves, handkerchiefs etc which many of these so-called prophets use are instruments of magic - (just as the Bible says in Ezekiel 13: verse 19-21). e.g. ties will spiritually be snakes - a source of evil power (Physically it will look like a proper tie, but spiritually you will see a snake). In the same way, outside they appear to be preaching about Jesus but spiritually they will be preaching about their father -satan! They are true prophets of baal (not of the God of our Lord Jesus Christ). Lord Jesus Christ, open the eyes of Your people so that they see through Your eyes; expose these wolves in sheepskins for what they are and bring Your people to Yourself. Amen and Amen. (Revelation 19: 10-21); (Revelation 16:13-14); (1Kings 18: 36-40).

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! - 18 April 2014

why should it bother anyone who i worship. some people think they have a right to tell me who to worship. Makandiwa is a Man of God in my opinion. those who think otherwise should just mind their business

skizo - 18 April 2014

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! I agree with 100%. hamenowo kuti vanhu vanoverenga mabhaibheri here. chokwadi kutadza kuona kuvuka kuripachena pakadai. izvi zvemashura nemasaramusi zvavanoita hachisi chiratidzo chekuva naMwari. ivo chavanoparidza chekusakuudzai kudzoka kwaJesu ndokuti vapanduki chaivo.

suspicious - 18 April 2014

Skizo you are not getting it. No one is saying stop worshiping Satan by paying homage to a god you call Makandiwa but you are only informed that you are worshiping Satan.

suspicious - 18 April 2014

the Makandiwas and others are the spiritual side of the Freemasons and the Jesuits planted amidst the Church so as to confuse true christians. their agenda is to draw the minds of the people away from the truth of Christ so that they follow these mystic, occultic and New Age Movement doctrines. As the planet heads towards the New World Order initiated by Nimrod at the Tower of Babel and still a project in the hands of secret powerful societies, we have these prophets as pawns in the grand scheme of things. the new world order is the coming one world government having one world currency, one world police, one world judiciary, one world government etc. this is the truth that the bible teach through the books of Revelation and Daniel yet this prophets turn a blind eye on these truth and continue to mislead the world through false miracles.

New World Order - 18 April 2014

What if Makandiwa is a true prophet of God , muchati kudini kana ari mupofita WaMwari chaiye apa mamumhura, ONLY GOD KNOWS WHO HIS TRUE PROPHETS AND SHEEP ARE .Anyway, kindly list for us the true prophets of GOD, since you SEEM know the false ones.

MUKRISTU. - 18 April 2014

"The treaty you have with death will be abolished, and your agreement with the world of the dead will be cancelled. When disaster sweeps down, you will be overcome". Isaiah 28: 18.

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! - 18 April 2014

"If you obey my teaching, you are really my disciples; you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." John 8: 31-32.

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! - 18 April 2014

The Final Judgement: "When the Son of Man comes as King and all the angels with him, He will sit on His royal throne, ad the people of all nations will be gathered before Him. ........" Matthew 25: 31-46.

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! - 18 April 2014

Obesession with witchcraft is an African thing, there is no such thing.

Mutengesimukuru - 18 April 2014

do you believe?

dubya - 19 April 2014


Bible Believer - 19 April 2014

Christianity has been like that from its inception....... people fighting over who is who. The best thing is to keep quiet, tobatana ku gehena kana Paradise. Bible says 'touch yee not my annointed'. Why talking about Makandiwa and yet there are vana Johane Masowe, Marange, Mutendi, etc. Vanongotaurawo nezve ma founders of their churches wani. Hey Zimbabwe, tinosekwa ne ma muslims kunzi honai vanozviti ma christu. Siyai tinonoonana kudenga.

Spongebob - 19 April 2014

".......For certain men have crept in unnoticed, who long ago were marked out for this condemnation, ungodly men, who turn the grace of our God into lewdness and deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ........And the angels who did not keep their proper domain, but left their own abode, He reserved in everlasting chains under darkness for the judgement of the great day; ...........Woe to them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, have run greedily in the error of Balaam for profit, and perished in the rebellion of Korah. ....., while they feast with you without fear, serving ONLY themselves. THEY ARE clouds without water, carried about by the winds; late autumn trees without fruit, twice dead, pulled up by the roots; raging waves of the sea, foaming up their own shame; wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever. Now Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied about these men also saying, 'Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of His saints, to execute judgement on all, to convict all who are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have committed in an ungodly way, and of all the harsh things which ungodly sinners have spoken against Him.' These are grumblers, complainers, walking according to their own lusts; and they mouth great swelling WORDS, flattering people to gain advantage. But you beloved, remember the words which were spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ: how they told you there would be mockers in the last time who would walk according to their own ungodly lusts. These are sensual persons, who cause divisions, not having the Spirit. ..........Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy, to God our Saviour, Who alone is wise, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever." Amen and Amen. Jude 1: 1-25.

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! John8:31-32 - 19 April 2014

Act 5:38 And now I say unto you, Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nothing: 39 But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God. Handizive if these men are godly or not but I know God proves or disproves everything so no need to stress myself.

Mr E - 19 April 2014

“False teachers appeared in the past among the people, and in the same way false prophets will appear among you. They will bring in destructive, untrue doctrines, and will deny the Master who redeemed them, and so they will bring upon themselves sudden destruction. Even so, many will follow their immoral ways; and because of what they do, others will speak evil of the Way of truth. In their greed, these false teachers will make a profit out of telling you made-up stories. For a long time now their Judge has been wide awake! God did not spare the angels who sinned, but threw them in hell, where they are kept chained in darkness (dark pits), waiting for THE DAY OF JUDGEMENT. God did not spare……, but brought the flood on the world of godless people; the only ones He saved were Noah, who preached righteousness, and seven other people. God condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah, destroying them by fire and made them an example of what will happen to the godless. ….…….These false prophets are bold and arrogant, they show no respect for the glorious beings above; instead, they insult them.” 2 Peter 2: 1-10.

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! John 8:31-32 - 19 April 2014

“……..But these people act by instinct, like wild animals born to be captured and killed; ………They will be destroyed like wild animals, and they will be paid with suffering for the suffering they have caused. Pleasure for them is to do anything in broad daylight that will satisfy their bodily appetites; ……They lead weak people into a trap. Their hearts are trained to be greedy. They are under God's curse! They have left the straight path and have lost their way; they have followed the path taken by Balaam son of Boer, who loved the money he would get for doing wrong and was rebuked for his sin. His donkey spoke with a human voice and stopped his insane action. These people are like dried up springs, like clouds blown along by a storm; God has reserved a place for them in the deepest darkness. ………..THEY PROMISE THEM FREEDOM WHILE THEY THEMSELVES ARE SLAVES OF DESTRUCTIVE HABITS – for a person is a slave of anything that has conquered him. If people have escaped from the corrupting forces of the world through their knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and then are again caught and conquered by them, such people are in a worse state at the end than they were in the beginning………” 2 Peter 2: 11-22.

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! John 8:31-32 - 19 April 2014

@suspicious . Thanks plenty for your comments, all the glory be to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Let's stand firm in the faith - the truth that the true God of our Lord Jesus Christ is. I pray that the Lord continues to bless us/all His people, as Paul prayed: "that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you the Spirit of Wisdom and Revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places." Amen. (Ephesians 1: 17-18).

Only The Truth Will Set You Free! John 8:31-32 - 19 April 2014

''unless yu people see signs and wonders you simply will not believe''

sinoz - 19 April 2014

Glory to The Almighty Flying Spaghetti Monster, the one and only True God, who someday I hope Touches you with His Noodly Appendage so that you may know His Loving Embrace. do you believe?

dubya - 20 April 2014

to all those who claim to be christians i want you to name your own pastors, prophets, evangelists,teachers,apostles-EPHESIAN 4:11 that you believe that they are anointed by God.Because to me any christian who believe in God through Jesus Christ can perform any miracle,not i but Christ in works in me!beware of the spirit of Pharisees and Sadduces-they followed Jesus all the days of His just to judge,condemn because they were religious only! BEWARE OF RELIGIOUS GROUPS,GATHERINGS

SURPRISED - 21 April 2014

Those who are against miracles and manifestations of demons should perhaps show us one Godly Man in our Beloved Zimbabwe who performs miracles in a Godly manner or who heals like Jesus did.Lord Jesus himself those who follow Him will perform better and more spectacular miracles than Him. So those against miracles please tell us there are no man of God in Zimbmbwe. Tell us how do you tell whether one is a man if God or not when you hv neither the divine spirit of discernment nor any spiritual gift for that matter.what then is the difference between you and the pharisees that crucified our Lord? Please read your Bibles again and study like the men of Berea in the book of Acts. Spiritual matters need to be compared with spiritual revelations. Do not poison innocent souls as even if Jesus Himself were to come down you will reject Him outright

Pota pouta - 21 April 2014

To all those whose who are speaking evil to men of God, i want to warn you that God is watchig and i would like to know where are you getting all those accussations? was it through revelation? you need the spirit of discernment to tell a false prophet from a true prophet of God. like one has already mentioned which ones then do you consider to be true prophets of God because it looks like everyone to you is a false prophet. Jesus gave us power to do greater works so we dont apologize for performing miracles

Ben - 22 April 2014

people will always be there to criticise so they do wat they do and we do wat we do,they belive wat they believe and we bliv wat we bliv.At least we have preached it to you...

Pastor Jay - 22 April 2014

Those who know true prophets,please provide a list.that will be very helpful to fellow Zimbabweans.

Emmanuel Meya - 22 April 2014

Munhu wese mutadzi pazviito nepakufunga,Jesu chaiye vakawanda vakazomuziva afa pamuchinjikwa kuti ayiva mwana wamwari zveshuwa.

wilson Ngwenya - 22 April 2014

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