MORE than 100 000 worshippers are expected to gather for a night service on New Year’s Eve at FNB Stadium, Joburg.
It will be led by Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church. This year’s service is known as Night of God’s Open Hands.
Besides local worshippers, 30 000 people from 30 countries are expected to attend the service.
The service is in its fourth year. Last year it took place at Tshwane Events Centre.
Church spokesman Ephraim Nyondo said people who would be attending needed to arrange their own food, accommodation, drinks and transportation.
“The church can’t manage all the people. We urge people to be extra careful where they seek accommodation and transportation.
“They’re also welcome to bring blankets to the stadium for the night service.
“Gates will open at 9am and the service will start at about 4pm and continue into the early hours of the morning.
“The prophet will open the service with a speech and he will also lead the service,” said Nyondo.
On Bushiri’s Facebook page, he said 2019 was a great year. “The enemy rose against us, yes, but our God gave us victory after victory. We saw His faithfulness, and indeed, when God opens a door, nobody can shut it,” he said. “It matters most how you start and end your year.”
His followers responded on the post.
Pumla Nompula said: “Ooooooh, yes papa!
“Our enemies will be defeated, come 2020.”
Waddie Thom said: “Hello papa. I connected to your team. Please make it happen, papa.”
Recently www.celebgossip.co.za reported that a well known Zimbabwean Prophet had given a prophecy concerning Bushiri, this is what he said….
“I am still praying for Prophet Shepherd Bushiri but I saw him dying in the month of December. It’s all in my book, if you have not downloaded it, its called ‘I have already told you’. I prophesied what will happen January to December. There are things that I reversed for January.
“I could not even put them in the book because I had already reversed them. But Prophet Bushiri is a great man. So I needed more grace, so when I met Melchizedek (priest in Biblical times) now, I was given certain powers. Praying and I’m actually fasting some of the days to reverse it so that it does not happen because there are souls that need him because his assignment is great and big,” the Zimbabwean prophet, who is now based in United States says while allegedly prophesying.
The so called prophesy did not go down to well with the founder of Enlightened Christian Gathering Church (ECG), Prophet Shepherd Bushiri who did not have kind words for his fellow ‘tradesman’. Bushiri was so infuriated that he flatly declared Prophet Java a fake prophet!
“Trying to prophecy about about my death… some, some attention seekers, looking for attention to become popular and fame using some peoples’ names… and trying like oh I saw it in the spirit, he’s gonna die… just, just for attention. We are around, we are not going anywhere…. Powerful… My God….,” says part of his response as he breathes fire.
“And I won’t even mention his name, because that’s what he wanted to say… when I say, Major One will say my name… Um, I’m not saying his name because he is fake. That’s fake. I’m not dying, ” he added before his congregation broke into ululation and celebration.
“It’s not right, it’s not, it’s not even Godly to be using some people’s names…. you don’t play with words of death. That’s a serious issue. Just to become popular you wanna, you wanna use somebody’s name,” the visibly shaken and traumatised prophet Bushiri says in conclusion