A popular and controversial pastor in Zimbabwe has left many in shock as he ordered his church members to drink ‘raw sewage’ water on Saturday, December 3, while clearing the church ground along Seke road.
According H-Metro, the pastor ordered his members to drink the sewage water after they were done clearing the land and were thirsty but could not get the water to buy at nearby tuck-shops.. requested Sanyangore to buy water for them.
The preacher then went and fetched water at a nearby stream before applying salt to it.
He reportedly prayed for the water and asked the congregants to drink but no one was forthcoming as they had seen where the water had come from. This resulted in him drinking it first and they followed.
A source said:
“People were clearing the ground at the stand and were thirsty. They could not get water at some tuck shops nearby. The prophet then went to a nearby stream and fetched the water. He applied salt to it before praying over it and told the people to drink it. People were sceptical and he took the initiative to drink it first and they all followed suit,”
The preacher, who spoke with H-Metro, revealed it was just a display of faith that everything is possible through the power of the Lord saying:
“It was just a demonstration of faith. We were far away from where we could get water and I just had to sprinkle salt and pray for the water.
The people knew the water was dirty and when I said drink it, no one was forthcoming and I had to drink it first to show them nothing would happen. Thereafter they had to drink it. What was just a drinks break turned to be a healing session,”
The preacher gave some Bible verses to justify saying:
“I know people will say what they want but this is not new. Elisha did that for people to consume water that was deemed bad for human consumption,”