Bible Scholar Faults Malawi Prophet For Cursing Flock

Center of controversy

The Blantyre based self styled and flamboyant man prophet Steven Mwila has courted controversy following revelation that he led his church into praying for some members of his church to die on the basis that they left his church.

In videos which have gone viral on social media, Mwila is being heard cursing the former members, saying they would walk like a naked women.

He was referring to some women who have ditched his church and formed their own ministries.

Two senior clergymen that we talked to said the conduct by Prophet Mwila is total violation of what Bible teaches.

He said the Bible says do not curse.

“Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.” (Romans 12:14).

He said when Paul is telling us not to curse those who are trying to hurt us, I believe he is talking about cursing them in the way the above definitions are stating.

I do not believe he is talking about curse words and swearing, which would be a different definition of this word.

He said church leaders should desist from cursing their members who differ with them.

He said instead church leaders should Love, Bless, and Pray For their Enemies all the time.

“These next two verses coming direct from Jesus Himself are now going to add more to all of this. In addition to Paul telling us to bless those who will try and persecute us and not to curse them, Jesus will now be asking all of us to actually love our enemies.

He is telling us in these two verses that we are to: Love them, Bless them, Pray for them and do good to those who hate you.

If Jesus is telling us to love and bless our enemies, and to still continue to do good for them, this does not leave room for any type of cursing.

If God wants us to pray for our enemies, I do not think He will want us to pray that He bring down any kind of major misfortune or calamity on them, all just so we can get some kind of personal revenge for what they may have just done to us.

Here are two very strong and powerful verses direct from Jesus Himself on this tropic:

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you, that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; for He makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward have you? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? … Therefore you shall be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:44-48)

. “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. And if you lend to those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Highest. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful .” (Luke 6:27-36)

The men of God said when you put all of these verses together like you would pieces to a jigsaw puzzle, the revelation comes through loud and clear.

“Though there was some cursing done back in the OT, I believe God wants all of us to live at a higher level in the NT now that we all have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of us to help sanctify us and transform us.”

“When God is now telling us to love our enemies, along with blessing them and praying for them, I do not think there is any room to directly try and curse them for whatever evil they may have done to us. As the last two verses have told us, any kind of vengeance and payback in this life belongs to the Lord, not to us.

As such, we should forgive all those who will trespass against us in this life and get on with the rest of our lives so we can complete and fulfill all of our divine destiny for the Lord.

When everything is all finally said and done, God will be righting all of the wrongs ever done to us by others in this life. That is why we can let go and let God, because it is now His job to take care of our enemies and what they may try and do to us in this life.

As you will see in reviewing the stories in our Testimonies section of our site, we can ask and petition God to come to our aid and help fight our battles when being unjustly attacked by others, but we have to let Him decide which strategies He will want to use and what kind of corrective action He will want to take when He does go into battle for us.

We are not to ask God to kill our enemies, or to bring down any kind of major calamity on them. I believe this is going too far, especially with how all of the above verses are being worded by the Lord.

The only Person who will be doing any kind of cursing in this life when it will be appropriate will be God Himself. Here is a good verse that will show you that God can curse someone if He will want to do so,” He said.

FALSE PROPHETS

Bible scholars have been quoting famous Sermon on the Mountain in which Jesus issued the following warning regarding false prophets or preachers: “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves” ( Matthew 7:15 ).

Jesus being the great Shepherd, His followers are portrayed as sheep. Yet these false prophets only appear to be Jesus’ followers. Their true nature is one of devouring the lives of the unsuspecting—as a wolf among the flock.

Paul would later warn of this as well. He told the leaders of the church in Ephesus: “For I know this, that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock. Also from among yourselves men will rise up, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after themselves” ( Acts 20:29-30 ).

Yet such imposters would be identifiable. Jesus explained: “You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? Even so, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit” ( Matthew 7:16-17 ). By “fruits,” Jesus is referring metaphorically to visible results or outcomes.

The Good News

God will always turn curse into blessing.

According to the men of God Lord had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your kindred and from your father’s house, to a land that I will show you. I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” (Genesis 12:1-3).

It is up to Malawians to judge if this prophet is indeed worth to be called that name or else a mere imposter aimed at exrtorting his flock.

Further reports indicate that more people are complaining of this prophet and are leaving his ministry.

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