Monday, 19 January 2015

Prophet Magaya and an assessment of modern day Holy Ground

HARARE. – It is believed that wherever two or more people gather in God’s name, He will always be present, meaning that, everywhere we meet there is a guarantee of the presence of the Holy Spirit. So, is it proper or wrong to label other places Holy Ground where people congregate to receive deliverance.

The Holy Ground is identified with the biblical era when Moses was instructed by God to remove his shoes because he was standing in a holy place. There, he encountered a burning bush which was symbolising the presence of God. Moses then followed the command without further questioning. However, some cultic movements have taken it upon themselves to feature this as an eleventh commandment.
Prophet Magaya and an assessment of modern day Holy Ground
The white garment worshipers are synonymous with shrines which are commonly visited, especially during the night to receive deliverance in the form of prayers, while some women have claimed to have been abused in these places. The so-called shrines are labeled holy that is not allowed to wear shoes, carry cash or people identified as unholy are prohibited from entering the site at all cost. Anyone who surpass this ‘commandment’ can defrocked because it is an abomination. The problem is: aren’t we creating a cultic tendencies by classifying some places Holy Ground.
Prophet Walter Magaya, the founder of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries has one such place. They have the temerity to call their site: “our visitors have been on the Holy Ground for more healing and deliverance. The Holy Ground is synonymous to the biblical Sheep Gate, a pool which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda where people both the sick and the afflicted entered in order to receive healing and deliverance [John.5:1-7].”
Prophet Magaya and an assessment of modern day Holy Ground
Naming their places with the same as in the bible also brings into the fold the question of authenticity. When people are guaranteed of healing and deliverance, if it does not happen, then who is answerable? We believe that healing and deliverance comes by faith and there are no shortcuts. Then is this statement not a marketing strategy to draw people to different churches in the guise of prolific healing, deliverance and promise of prosperity.  

The statement further sates that, “the differences are that our Holy Ground contains anointed sand instead of water and also that many people can get onto the Holy ground at the same time. We have seen several people manifesting with demons the moment they get onto the Holy ground without being laid hands upon by the man of God while others start vomiting strange stuff as their deliverance take place. Many have given several testimonies because of the Holy Ground.”

Magaya has dubbed one of his places Holy Ground. But can we affiliate a place as holy if someone vomits or manifests in a place. We have seen this occurring in many other places besides these Holy Ground. If God can appear in many places other places, then why do we have to have a special place where we can commune with God? If a church does not have a Holy Ground, can they experience God’s presence in other sets? Are we not redefining the act of the Holy Spirit by calling other places holy, while some are regarded as normal, or it all depends on the spiritual gift embedded in an individual? – Salvation Press News (SPN).         
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14 comments:

  1. Yes we can affiliate a place as Holy if someone vomits or manifest because this Holy Ground it resembles an Annoited place whereby an Annoited Man of God can point as a special place for healing and Deliverance.He can only do that when God speaks just like what he did to Moses on the burning bush.

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  2. first of all your facts are criticizing themselves.you have said God told Moses to remove his shoes because he was at a holy place. that same way God also spoke to prophet Magaya about the holy ground. my point is the church itself as a whole complex is holy an looking at how big it is, for example phd ministries and also considering the number of people that comes there,a holy ground is meant for one to go and pray without any disturbance from other people where one can feel that he/she is talking to God free spirited and believing that God will do it for that person. i dont think him or anyone should question that because it was God's word

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  3. Its common knowledge that God is found anywhere ie in the water ,in our houses,under a tree ,God's presence is everywhre. But why do we have to leave our houses ,flock to a certain place, the church, to worship and receive deliverance. Just like a sick person why do you have to visit the doctor or hospital for assistance, the ans is simple, the hospital is superior in terms of treating gadgets and medication as well as the requisite personel, likewise the church is superior than any other place in that regard, so the the holy ground is a gear up in that respect, it signifies the msximum presence of the holy spirit in that area.

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  4. Even Moses in the bible had to climb up the mountain where he was instructed to remove his shoes, coz it was a special place, a holy one for that matter, all places can not be holy for God's sake. It takes GOD'S annointing for one to be holy.

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  5. first of all your facts are crticizing each other, how can you say Moses was instructed by God to remove his shoes because he was standing at a holy place then you say there is no need for a holy ground. its not a surprise to have a holy ground. it ddnt start with prophet Magaya and after all he cannot just put a holy Ground without God's word

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  6. God can use any medium to express himself. As it was in the past, so it is today. God Almighty used and is still using everything He created as a medium to express his healing, deliverance, blessing and saving power. 1. Jesus Christ at one point used clay and saliva 2. We also read in the bible abt the pool of Bethesda 3. We read abt Apostle Peter's shadow 4. Apostle Paul's aprons and handkerchiefs. JESUS is the same yesterday, today and forever. Anything that comes into contact with God's anointed ones today, can be taken to the sick, the demon-possesed, the barren and they will be healed, blessed, delivered and become fruitful. God spoke to his servant Prophet W Magaya abt the holy ground and it was prepared in obedience to the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. We have witnessed mighty healing and deliverance thru this medium God is using. When God says noone can say no.

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  7. there is absolutely nothing wrong in labeling a place as a holy ground ....prohet Magaya is a prophet therefore he listens to God's word,so whatever he does it will be an instruction from the Lord..And above all its just not an ordinary place but its a highly anointed place whereby strong deliverance will be taking place

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  8. Amen to all the comments so far. Moses used a staff (Exodus 14 v 16); Peter and John used their voices (Acts 3 v 6) "Then Peter said, silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk"; Namaan used a dirty river (2 Kings 5 v 14). True, God can use any medium to express himself. Why is the focus on the holy ground only in this article when there are also prayer mountains. Does that mean we are comfortable with mountains and only uncomfortable with the holy ground. What makes us comfortable then with mountains when witchdoctors also perform their rituals mumakomo imomo. Are u aware that kune mweya yemakomo inogona kutevera munhu iye abva kumutsanyo ku gomo 7 days and 7 nights. Remember gomo ndere munhu wese and is for people coming from all walks of life. What is then wrong with having a place isina masanganiswa takangonangana ne prayer. I suggest that people seek God' s face about spiritual matters before criticising coz at the end of the day one could be attacking the voice of God. Remember, our thoughts are not God's thoughts neither are our ways his ways.... (Ref. Isaiah 55 v 8-9)

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  9. Matthew 12 v 36 "But I tell u that every idle word that everyone speak, they will give account of it in the day of judgement". Ndonzwa kutya nekunyora kwakadai Mr Editor. Chikonzero, ndaona Mwari mu ministry iyi. Zva Mwari zvinonzwisisika mumweya kwete mu nyama. I am inviting u Mr Editor to join Prophet W Magaya on Yadah Tv. Yr life will never be the same.

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  10. Why is it that one has to vomit on entering the holy ground, because I assume different people come with different ailments? Whats with the vomiting?

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  11. Dear editor when you say the white garment church which one do you mean, and everything you have said about the goings on at the shrines is not correct. I think you want to go and do your research before you write what you have heard from other people who have also heard from others.

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  12. Vomiting means there is deliverance taking place. Some vomit, some start coughing, some develop diahorea, some puffing, vamwewo vanodonha and start making strange sounds, some sweat etc. Saka zvakawanda zvinogona kutora nzvimbo during deliverance.

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  13. but it doesn't mean that everyone vomits when entering the holy ground,some vomit but some don't ...And yes that's true different people come with different ailments,,Also vomiting is a sign that shows that one is being set free from different calamities in the name of Jesus

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  14. The holy ground is an annointed place which is bringing out lots of testimonies on its own.Halleluyah....

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