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Any President in office qualifies to call for a day of prayer-Nevers Mumba

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MMD President Nevers Mumba
MMD President Nevers Mumba

Movement for Multi Party Democracy (MMD) President Nevers Mumba has said that any President in office qualifies to call for a day of prayer. In a statement made available to the media, the MMD president said that a President or a King has a Godly mandate to call a nation to prayer when need arises.

Dr Mumba however, said that Zambians are not being called upon pray to the PF or President Lungu but to pray to God and added that if the President and the PF have evil intentions of using God and prayer for political benefits, God cannot be mocked and he shall severely deal with such perpetrators.

Below is the full statement

As a Pastor and leader in politics, I have received several queries from Christians and citizens across the country on the meaning of the President’s call to prayer and fasting and whether the event has been called in good faith. I wish to respond as follows:

I am aware that many Zambians are probably angry with President Lungu and the Patriotic Front for the hardships that have engulfed the nation. Zambians are angry that the cost of living has gone up. Mealie meal prices have gone up. Jobs are being lost especially on the Copperbelt and the Kwacha has lost its value by over 100% since the PF took over government. Load shedding has paralyzed families and business alike.

In view of all this, Zambians are asking if President Lungu intends to use God and prayer as a scapegoat for the many problems the country is facing. I wish to encourage all Zambians to use this opportunity for prayer to take our anger and disappointments to God in prayer on the 18th of October 2015. We are not praying to the PF or President Lungu but to God. If the President and the PF have evil intentions of using God and prayer for political benefits, God cannot be mocked and he shall severely deal with such perpetrators.

A President or a King has a Godly mandate to call a nation to prayer when need arises. Zambia being a Christian nation has a tradition of calling on God whenever we have a national crisis. When we lost our national team, we all gathered in Independence Stadium and cried to God for mercy. When we lost our Presidents both in office and outside office, we have all stopped as a nation to call on God for comfort. Any President in office qualifies to call for a day of prayer. The Bible says, “The King’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” (Proverbs 21:1)

Secondly, there is a concern going around that the choice of the 18th of October could be connected to the beast of Revelation who is identified by the number 666. The word going round is that the addition of the three numbers equals 18, the date chosen for Prayer. First of all, God is Lord on all days. Secondly, even if there was any evil intention by those who have chosen the day, when we worship God in Spirit and in truth on that day, God shall subdue any evil power because He is Lord of all.

Revelation 13:11-18 explains the signs which shall characterize the emergence of the beast. It also says that the first beast shall FORCE everyone to get a mark of the beast and worship the beast. No one is forcing Zambians to get any mark and no one is forcing any one to attend the event.

There is no biblical support for the fear going around the country. The only fear Zambians should have is what God is about to do if this event has been called with bad or political motives meant to deceive the Church.

Nevers Sekwila Mumba
MMD President

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54 COMMENTS

  1. Ba Nervers MUMBA is now desperate for a job from Lungu hence his change of actions in less than a month.
    Nerves MUMBA is a desparate politician.

    • Honestly do you just read the title and jump to the comment section to put your 2 cents in? If you read the statement, Pastor Mumba is neither supporting Lungu nor criticising him. He is merely saying that any leader in any society has the right to call for a day of prayer if the need arises. He has however warned the PF that God will not take kindly to the situation if the PF is using this for political expediency.

    • Is this chap still a Christian? I thought he gave up a long time ago! Anyway, good luck with the praying, as always no good is going to come out of this but I guess it might make you all feel good about yourselves for a day!

    • Nevers Mumba is now getting very desperate for a job, just like Bowman Lusambo. These two ldiots have completely lost what they stood for. As long as Rupiah is in charge of the PF, these two will never, EVER get a job in PF. They both showed massive resentment towards RB before the January 20 2015 presidential bye elections. Keep praying for RB’s change of heart!

    • This is the best explanation of the national day of prayer I have heard.I am one of those pissed with PF but Dr Mumba has wisely said the we are praying to God and not PF or Lungu and if Pf are trying to deceive Zambians through this prayer day God himself will deal with them.Very mature and spiritually sound advice.Thank you Pastor for helping some us who were cursing the prayer day, we shall pray to God for deliverance from evil leaders and for wise young Zambians to emerge to take up leadership of Zambia.

    • Suntwe, you are the one who is an 1diot for believeing that nonsense propaganda from PF about Nevers looking for a job. Get a brain transplant.

    • No good comes out Prayer! You may not like this but the world has never been driven by what you choose to like! Prayer is a very simple process, it involves the least human effort or intellect! Do you honestly think that if prayer solved even in the least national issues, all countries on earth would not be praying? Would you suppose that of all advanced societies on earth Zambia or African countries are the only ones that have worked out this trick? The evidence available to us resounding suggest that they know better and they have more than sufficient tangible evidence to show for this where as you have absolutely nothing to show for!
      Prayer does not work and it will never work!

    • He can call for prayers but he can not instruct people to go for the prayers. Zambia is rules under a democratic constitution.

    • He can call for prayers but he can not instruct people to go for the prayers. Zambia is ruled under a democratic constitution.

  2. President Mumba you should also call for prayers in your MMD, your party is so confused, your members don’t know if they are stil MMD or belong to Chagwa or should support UPND,, in process forgetting themselves

  3. Indeed this is a much mature response than the response from the so called mature politicians like **** HH and *** Nawakwi. How can you surely tell people not to attend a prayer meeting if you are a true Christian.

    Never Mumba might be a politician but he still understands God and respects Prayer to set aside his political views.

    But HH because he is a *** and free mason does not value prayer and has even the audacity to call for a prayer boycott. True Christians like the Grand Coalition know were to draw the line when it comes to prayer and that is why they are attending. **** HH and ***** Nawakwi can stay away , we shall pray

  4. A national prayer day is necessary when a country is at crossroads, worldwide. Do not be decieved, anybody calling for such a day with ill motive, will suffer the consequences personally. Being a target of Al Shabaab, we frequently hold such days here in Kenya. Prayers work wonders.

    • @MAN KENYA that is a joke giving Kenya as an example of prayers answered. However, I know that the Kenyan government is DOING a lot to stem or even stymie the escalation of Al Shabaab. Prayer alone takes you to zilch!

  5. Hunger is now ruling Zambia politicians to any extent that they are now selling there own principles for money.
    Who doesn’t know that prayer and fasting was called by a person who believes in Sangomas. Since his becoming President, Edgar Lungu has invited more Sangomas at State House than pastors.

  6. These prayers and fasting are meant to rally Gullible Christians to Lungu for 2016. However God can not be mocked and He will act against them.

  7. I am so amazed with the way Nevers amazes me with his amazing way of doing politics. Always right left right left right left…..

  8. THERE IS NOTHING WRONG IN THE STATEMENT DR. MUMBA HAS SAID NOTHING WRONG FOR THE PRESIDENT TO CALL UP A PRAYER AND FASTING ON 18TH SUNDAY 2015. MY QUESTION IS HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE PRESIDENT CALLED HIS CABINET TO PRAY AND FAST FOR GOD’S WISDOM AND GUIDANCE AS THEY PLAN AND RUN THE AFFAIRES OF THE COUNTRY? HOW MANY TIMES HAS HE EVER TOLD HIS MINISTERS TO MARK THEIR TONGUES WHEN SPEAKING TO PEOPLE ON ISSUES AFFECTING THE NATION?

    WHAT WILL CHANGE THE COUNTRY IS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THIS DAY WILL COME TO THE SENSES AND SAY WE HAVE GONE ASTRAY, THINGS ARE NOT OK GOD GIVE US WISDOM AND LET ENLIGHTEN OUR WEAKNESSES SO THAT WE WORK ON THEM. 2 CHRONICLES 7:14-15′ IN DAVID’S PRAYER AND GOD RESPONDED IN THAT WAY.
    PRAYER AND FASTING MUST START WITH KAMBWILI, DAVID CHAMA, MUMBI PHIRI, AND…

    • Cabinet executive meetings starts and end with prayers. This is likely to change if shetanist becomes president since he belongs to a different cout

  9. WHAT WILL CHANGE THE COUNTRY IS WHEN THE GOVERNMENT OF THIS DAY WILL COME TO THEIR SENSES AND SAY WE HAVE GONE ASTRAY, THINGS ARE NOT OK, GOD GIVE US WISDOM AND LET ENLIGHTEN OUR WEAKNESSES SO THAT WE CAN WORK ON THEM. 2 CHRONICLES 7:14-15? IN DAVID’S PRAYER AND GOD RESPONDED BACK TO DAVID IN THAT WAY.

    PRAYER AND FASTING MUST START WITH PEOPLE LIKE KAMBWILI, DAVID CHAMA, MUMBI PHIRI, AND…OTHER LEADERS WHO HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THEIR FELLOW CITIZENS OR ELSE THE OUTCOME OF THE PRAYER AND FASTING WILL BE A DISASTER AND THE FIRE OF GOD WILL CONSUME THE DIRT LEADERS OF THE DAY WHEN MEN AND WOMEN OF FAITH CALL UPON GOD.

  10. Dr Mumba however, said that Zambians are not being called upon to the PF or President Lungu but to God and added that if the President and the PF have evil intentions of using God and prayer for political benefits, God cannot be mocked and he shall severely deal with such perpetrators.

  11. Only the devil & his demons fear prayer – How can you be critical of such a uniting factor in the country’s history. Kabimba evening goes on to say Lungu has no right to call for prayers(post of 14/10/15). What are these people fearing.

  12. Nevers is DULL, he can’t read though things or analyse. Remember Solwezi West? That’s why even small kids like Muhabi can play games on him. Nevers politics is not for u right now, not until u remove ur blinkers. You are in the same league with Lungu, all visionless. Except Lungu is a bit smarter than you because he is a con artist.

  13. Problem in Zambia is that when something looks like rocket science we call for prayers. Use the BRAINS God gave you – for Pete’s sakes! You MUST change governance, diversify finally (STOP talking about potential every year at Independence Day celebrationrs), and loosen up on the useless restraints that keep entrepreneurs and professionals bound up! Those are just a few of many things that will make your prayers come true practically!

    • I agree with you… as we pray lets understand that its a management crisis and ask God to raise a leader that will stand and provide solutions. remember every challenge exists to be resolved….

  14. How can one put a president and a King in the same box…this man should go back to stealing money from the docile masses in Church at least you won’t be questioned there.

    • This Nevers has just proved he is NOT PRESIDENTIAL MATERIAL.

      For hundreds of years now people have realised that the SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE is a fundamental building block of freedom and democracy.

      He is now confusing the two.

  15. UPND cadres are turning it into a curse to belong to the party. Its difficult to understand their weird reasoning, what more if they got into power how are people gonna relate or understand their “leaders”?

  16. The word going round is that the addition of the three numbers equals 18, the date chosen for Prayer. First of all, God is Lord on all days. Secondly, even if there was any evil intention by those who have chosen the day, when we worship God in Spirit and in truth on that day, God shall subdue any evil power because He is Lord of all.

    • @Nostradamus, what exactly are the mechanics of the 666? Is it a definitive symbol, a summation (hiding the numbers in some triad of sorts), or how does it manifest? I am always intrigued when too many functionalities are given to mundane things. Remember that a floor that is not named “13” will still be 13th unless one ends at the 12th…

  17. These are not prayers for UPND so they can just keep away rather than making time wasting noises. they can call their own prayer day if they so wish, entry into their churches will be strictly by UPND card.

    • MY DEAR TERRIBLE, IT IS NOT ABOUT A POLITICAL ARENA (PF VS OPPOSITION) ON PRAYER. SOMEONE HAS JUST PROVOKED THE MISERY OF OUR COUNTRY. THERE IS TOO MUCH OF EXPLOITATION OF MAN BY MAN. MY PRAYER WONT GO IN VAIN BUT GOD TO SIEVE THE MESSES OF THE ARROGANT LEADERS BEFORE 2016 AND OUR PRAYER IS THAT TO GIVE US THE RIGHT LEADERS WHO CAN CORRECT THE MESS AT HAND. NO COMMON MAN IS ENJOYING CURRENT SITUATION EXCEPT THOSE WHO DO NOT FEEL THE PINCH OF THE BASIC NEEDS AS AT NOW.

      IN MY PRAYER I WILL EXPRESS TO MY GOD TO HAVE MERCY ON US WHO ARE SUFFERING BY REMOVING THE CAUSE AND THE CAUSER OF THE CURRENT SUFFERING WE ARE PASSING THROUGH.

  18. The devil hates prayer .hence if you are one of those against this day weigh yourself
    Remember we survive on prayer which is food to the soul 2 chronicles 7:14
    If you are against prayer & fasting you must be an agent of him who hates Christ .open your eyes

    • @Siku – wait – which prayer? I think the devil worshippers also pray. Do you mean Christian prayer to the Christian God?

  19. All this nonsense about who qualifies to call for a day of prayer, Godly mandate etc just shows the extent to which some people’s minds have been demented by this colonial religious indoctrination called Christianity. I mean, we have our own ancestral spirits to pray to and how the hell are they supposed to feel if we forsake them for an alien one from the Middle-East who does not even like or look like us? Maybe looking at Mumba’s complexion, he has a bastardized origin thus has Jewish blood in him that connects him to Jesus thus has a mandate to call for prayer fimo fimo! He should nevertheless leave us out of this nonsense of their because you bet it even after these prayers Lungu has called for, the Kwacha is tanking some more. Mark my word.

  20. It easy to see why the late President Mwanawasa fired Nevers Mumba.
    A Pastoral letter issued by the Church mother-body Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) offers theological insights into the proclamation so as to give a deeper understanding to the readers as they prepare to be a part of this national call. It says details and specifics of what the country will be repenting about during the national day of prayer and fasting on 18th October are crucial for the day of repentance to be meaningful.
    Now, which part of the said letter does Mr. Mumba not understand? Why go off tangent like this as a Pastor? One thing is clear. As more and more people are beginning to realise, his comments lack substance beyond just being job application.

  21. Prayers come at a very convenient time. I take it as an admission of failure by the PF government!

  22. INTER-DENOMINATION AT LAST! what happened to denominational Values/rules/Principles/doctrine???????????
    Now ask yourself WHO has intertwined individual denominational DOCTRINS and for what?, and just HOW do we do this? Under what principles is inter-denomination conducted or observed? This is pure DECEIT by the devil.Remember the DEVIL will not tell you how BAD it really is! We are here now because the devil tojd EVE JUST EAT AND THOU SHALL BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OVER GOOD OR BAD.

  23. INTER-DENOMINATION AT LAST! what happened to denominational Values/rules/Principles/doctrine???????????
    Now ask yourself WHO has intertwined individual denominational DOCTRINES and for what?, and just HOW do we do this? Under what principles is inter-denomination conducted or observed? This is pure DECEIT by the devil.Remember the DEVIL will not tell you how BAD it really is! We are here now because the devil tojd EVE JUST EAT AND THOU SHALL BE KNOWLEDGEABLE OVER GOOD OR BAD.

  24. Hakainde Hichilema has kicked himself in the foot. Opposing Prayers in this conservative country is political suicide especially for HH with his alleged membership of a Shadowy Secret organisation. Come 2016 the chickens will come home to roost. The UPND will never be the same after 18th October. At least Nervous Mumba has done some balancing Act after reading the mood of the people on the ground.

  25. The Christian Council of Zambia called for a prayer meeting of the president and all opposition leaders at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross to discuss the nation’s economic crisis and the sin of lying that seemed to be taking root in Zambia. Pastor Imakando Mwila, the convener, said to help the president and opposition leaders prepare for the sermon, he asked them to read Mark 17.” On the material day, as the Pastor prepared to start the meeting, he asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Nevers Sekwila Mumba’s hand went up quicksilver. The Pastor smiled and said, “Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my topic on the sin of lying.”
    So if you want to listen to kaSekwila, go ahead, na zahae munyai yo ni likusi!

  26. Urging every God loving individuals to reflect on the hardships the country is currently going through and most importantly to thank God for the good things he is always affording to Zambians. This country is an envy to many other Nations and the reason why the y would rather come to Zambia than cross seas, where chances of reaching destination are almost ZERO. We thank you Creator of the universe and its people.

  27. So most *****s don’t read article’s,instead just go straight to write stupid comments, In which way is Mumba soliciting for a job in this beautifully written timely warning?

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