Breaking News

Bulawayo 24 interview with Reverend Levy Moyo

by Staff Reporter
15 September 2012 | 6178 Views
Bulawayo 24 Interview with the Reverend Levy Moyo, Former Secretary General of Apostolic Church Zimbabwe, who ends his twenty-year exile by visiting Zimbabwe and commenting on the current situation in the country.




1:    Rev Levy Moyo I understand you were in Zimbabwe after a long time being abroad, Can you tell us what do you think about the church there:

People in Zimbabwe have moved on comparing to Diasporians we are still behind because we still suspect each other as political agents.  As a church we are divided along party lines, which is not acceptable. You cannot pastor a church which brings all people who have different persuasions and then as a minister of religion you align them to a political party.        

2:    Rev Levy Moyo we know that the Zimbabwean Christians in Diaspora may have played a big role in prayer and financial support in 2007 and 2008 disturbances. Do you think if the same situation turns up again the church will work together.

Always God has his remnant He might have his 7 000 real prophets who have never bowed to any political slogan or coin.   

3:    What is it that as a church you need to avoid or say in order for the church to be more effective?

As Pastors and shepherds we must point people to Jesus who the Bible says Governments shall be upon his shoulders. As pastors we have made a mistake leaving our platform which is Jesus shoulders and gone on political platform. I am not saying we should stay away from politics but I am saying we should use the right platform to speak and act. We are prophets on the platform given to us by God not any political terrain or favour.       

4:    Rev Levy Moyo tell us in a nutshell, is the Christian community in Zimbabwe united as it was during Murambatswina and the elections?

As I said, God will always have his remnant. Your problem is that you ask this question focussing on those who have sold out moved from Jesus' shoulder platform to the worldly materialistic platform.

5:    Is there any thing wrong about Bishops being aligned to political parties, isn't that we had Bishop Abel Muzorewa; Rev Ndabaningi Sithole and Rev Canaan Banana and many more?

I knew you will lead to ask me about nationalist who were brave Church leaders, but let me answer then. During Colonial times the Church was led by missionaries who were part of the arm that helmed the Rhodesia regime so it was difficult for the mentioned Bishops to remain on the platform of the regime that maimed bombed people in Mozambique hence they had to form or join parties to rally their support.

But the current Church leaders have the majority of followers to influence as it's assumed we are a Christian country. There is no need for even one Bishop to align himself to a political part except their members. We are called to shepherd flocks who are free to choose which part they support but our job is to influence good governance through the Gospel of peace, forgiveness and love.

We cannot be part of separating people on political bases and uniting them in church and heaven at the same time. We either politicians or preachers. Choose who you will save?   

6:    Who are your many more? What about Bishop Kunonga, Bishop Msindo Sebastian Bakare, Endrew Wutawunashe, Bishop Mananga, and Dr Shana the list can go on?  

I worked with Rev Endrew Wutawunashe and Bishop Mananga while in Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe when I was provincial chairman for EFZ Bulawayo with my eyes I saw them moving to the left hope and I pray for their coming back.  Also I pray for my friend Dr Shana as the list goes on to avoid their peril.    

Personal I salute Bishop Bakare; Bishop Pius they used the right shoulder to be prophetic voices in our nation, even when the ruling party aligned them to some opposition party. Not only that even when opposition parties capitalised on their limelight they remained on their platform till then.  I am saddened to see so many Kunonga syndrome bishops imaging who are aligning themselves to political parties. We are not called to leave what I call "Jesus' Shoulder Platform" and choose to stand on a platform where underneath dead bodies and immorality is. We have made these politicians to be so comfortable for we have left our place. Where are the Nathans the prophet who will speak into our Davids life that womanising and corruption is sin?       

7:    Rev Levy Moyo you always talk about being a prophetic Voice in the nation. Does that make you different to TB Joshua and Prophet Makandiwa?

Prophetic Voice means speaking as God speaks being a channel, correcting, rebuking, and commanding blessings over a nation as a voice. I do not know TB Joshua personal I do not which too. Simon the sorcerer in the book of Acts 8 was a preacher with great following. He believed that you can buy or sale healing powers and prophetic powers. If Peter and John were sellers of these powers he might have bought the power God forbid they were not.

Being a prophetic voice also its like training a choir which sings with melody. The days of seeing every man who enter our churches as givers who deserve promotion to be deacons or pastors are gone we have to raise and groom Godly civic, politicians activities and we remain as Bishops for thus our highest calling. 

I think you understood that, not all called powerful preachers and prophets are not powered by Jesus they claim. So being a prophetic voice is not telling people their mobile numbers and surnames they know them, but it is speaking for the voiceless. Why don't you speak for them that cost of mobile calling is too high in Zimbabwe and that their surnames no longer carry the dignity because they have been misplaced from their father's landmarks?  

8:    Rev. Levy Moyo seems everybody is for devolution of power in the next Zimbabwe what do you say as Christian?  

I believe Devolution of Power is not only Biblical but it's African. But the pagan tendency is always to centralize power. This began with the building of the tower of Babel in Genesis 11 which God condemned.

You know and we have seen that power residing in the people is a principle of democratic government, but the government should be kept as close to the people as possible. This can be accomplished by establishing a small national government and strong local and regional governments.

The Biblical Republic had a government that was decentralized, family-based system.

It had local town and tribal (regional) governments that were independent of the national government. They were known as the elders of the cities who met in the gates (Exodus 24: 1); Numbers 11: 16, 17) I believe we saw a glimpse of the set-up in Libya when the rebels were targeting city gates.   
If we have such division of powers will be safeguard against the tyranny of centralization since it will allow the people to most fully participate in government and to keep watch over the flow of power through the governing officials. History has shown that the centralization of governmental power destroys the liberty and the rights of the people. The way to have good and safe government is to divide the power among the people and the localities, instead of entrusting it to one body.

9:    Rev Levy Moyo you handed the leadership of CZCLUK to Rev. H. Mzuku a Diaspora organisation which you founded what are you going to be doing the coming years?


Thank God for asking a question directed to me I was uncomfortable about your previous questions. The coming years I want to devote myself more in developing coming leaders in local churches in Zimbabwe, United Kingdom and writing books.     

10:    Yes we once interviewed you on very controversial book "The Gloved Handshake" have you written anymore?


Yes one it is being edited as we speak titled "The Woman in White" I wrote this to celebrate 30 years of marriage.

Rev Levy Moyo Thanks we look forward to speak to you again. 

Zimbabwe Church politics

Source: Bulawayo 24

Comments

Latest News

MDC-T condemns rampant corruption at the ministry of energy - At a tim...

by Obert Chaurura Gutu, MDC-T National Spokesperson | 24 May 2016 | 655 Views

Temba Mliswa to hijack Zanu-PF march - A pressure group- Youth Advocac...

by Thobekile Zhou | 24 May 2016 | 2317 Views

Tsvangirai has cancer? - Dogged opposition leader and former prime min...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 3416 Views

Sexual violence in Africa: Reversing the trends - In honour of Africa ...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 559 Views

Mugabe in 2007 conducted so call one million march- analyst

by Stephen Jakes | 24 May 2016 | 1281 Views

Rising Gospel star

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 677 Views

'Mugabe is godfather of corruption,' says Tendai Biti - Peoples Democr...

by Thobekile Zhou | 24 May 2016 | 1785 Views

Africa Day 2016; reflections of a continent in need of new leadership ...

by Tendai Laxton Biti | 24 May 2016 | 638 Views

It's the ordinary citizen who will feel the pinch - It is unfortunate ...

by Rufaro Mufundirwa | 24 May 2016 | 1215 Views

Devolution of Power instills a sense of ownership of governance and Pa...

by Iphithule Thembani kaMaphosa | 24 May 2016 | 1110 Views

MDC-T on the brink of collapse over Mujuru - Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC-T...

by Sparkleford Masiyambiri | 24 May 2016 | 3402 Views

President Mugabe deserves celebrating the birth of his grandson - The ...

by Peacemaker Zano | 24 May 2016 | 1727 Views

Primary school pupils to attend Zanu PF march - ZBC - Zanu PF has ava...

by Staff Reporter | 24 May 2016 | 2639 Views

Fort Hare students did not blast President Mugabe - It is quite mislea...

by Stewart Murewa | 24 May 2016 | 1472 Views

Mujuru, power thirsty colleagues to tear ZimPF apart - We hear things ...

by Indrah Zvenyika | 24 May 2016 | 1977 Views

Mnangagwa behind secret meetings - Vice president Mnangagwa is behind ...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 5107 Views

Ask Mugabe to resign now - angry Zimbabweans tell marching Zanu-PF you...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 3526 Views

'I suggested cutting Presidential term,' says Mugabe

by Itai Mushekwe | 24 May 2016 | 5901 Views

Zimbabweans who overstay now face ban from South Africa - A bill that ...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 5122 Views

'Mugabe will not 'survive' 2018' - Welshman Ncube's Movement for Democ...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 2837 Views

Moyo supports Mujuru, war vets claim - ZIMBABWE Liberation War Associa...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 3407 Views

Mugabe rebukes kasukuwere for causing chaos in Zanu-PF - PRESIDENT Rob...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 3431 Views

No one can stop a revolution whose time has come - Whenever I think of...

by Tendai Ruben Mbofana | 24 May 2016 | 1603 Views

Gruesome hit squad targeting Zanu PF members -Mutodi

by Stephen Jakes | 24 May 2016 | 2705 Views

Wife axed, man hangs after bitter infidelity row - A MAN from Pelandab...

by Nqobile Tshili | 24 May 2016 | 1999 Views

Imbongi enchant Mphoko

by Bongani Ndlovu | 24 May 2016 | 1418 Views

Entertainment

Dj Zinhle dying to be in Bulawayo

by Thobekile Zhou | 24 May 2016 | 1258 Views

How Oskido fell in love with Kwaito - SOUTH African music mogul Oscar ...

by Bongani Ndlovu | 24 May 2016 | 1101 Views

Gospel divas upbeat ahead of Malope show - LOCAL performers billed for...

by Nhlalwenhle Ngwenya | 24 May 2016 | 769 Views

DJ Sbu rips the stage at Pabloz VIP - South African deejay‚ philanth...

by Staff reporter | 24 May 2016 | 1024 Views

Zimbabwean singer bemoans rampant piracy

by Thobekile Zhou | 23 May 2016 | 1077 Views
iBlog

Tb Joshua Worst Enemy Angelique Tonge Exposed

About two years ago, we came out emphatically about those behind the t.b joshua watch. many were those who thought we were framing innocent people up or on a witch hunt. some events have vindicated us and the cat is out of the bag. it is said that no... Read More
pointblank 01 May 2015 ago

Samsung Gear Vr Innovator Edition For S6: The Perfect Vr Intro For Professionals

we're drenched in talk about the impending wave of consumer-facing vr headsets about to hit the market, starting at the end of 2015. by contrast, you can walk into a best buy right now and pick up the samsung gear vr innovator edition for the galax... Read More
Sergey 20 June 2015 ago