There’s no political leader filled with Holy Spirit, says Archbishop Mtambo: Clerics closest to God

Northern Region Inter-Faith Organization (NORIFO) has said Malawians should not be misled  that there is a political leader who “is full of the Holy Spirit that will lead them beyond the forthcoming elections,” but has, instead appealed to the citizenry to join them in prayer so that the country registers meaningful progress, saying they are “the closest to God.”

Bishop Mtambo: Those who are close to God are not political parties but churches

NORIFO chairperson, Archbishop Silent Mtambo, who is also leader of Evangelical Assemblies of God Mission in Malawi (EAGM) said during prayers organised in collaboration with Central African Presbyterian (CAP) to pray for Malawi ahead of this year’s general elections.

“Those who are close to God are not political parties but churches; therefore, as religious leaders we are the ones who have the Holy Spirit and not political leaders as others think or say,” said Mtambo.

He added: “On the candidates contesting on various political seats, no one has a Holy Spirit. They believe  in us and it is us that we will pray to God to give us a good leader who is development conscious and not a leader who has a Holy Spirit.”

The prayers were held under the theme ‘Peaceful Elections.’

Commenting on the theme, Mtambo said it was important for various churches in Chitipa to come together and pray to God for peaceful elections on May 21.

They also prayed for incumbent  President Peter Muhtarika and Mtambo clarified that it does not  mean they are endorsing him  “but as the  leader of this country he is  supposed to be prayed for as it is written in the Bible in Timothy chapter 2 vs1- 3.”

He added: “As church leaders we don’t  stand in the church and say vote for Professor Mutharika but we have a duty to pray for his good health.”

Mtambo  also urged presidential candidates to accept the outcome of the elections responsibly.

NORIFO, is a grouping of 2 800 religious leaders whose focus is to weigh in on various issues affecting the country. It was established in 2012.

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Anjodo
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Anjodo

Nanunso olemba nkhani, mudziona nkhani zolemba choonde. Use common sense please….

Anjodo
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Anjodo

Kungofuna kunyozetsa Dzina la Mlengi wathu uku……Eishhhh

COPS
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COPS

Ziphunzitso za satana izi by you the so called Bishop. chinsalu chamu kachisi chinang’ambikatu paja. remember???? Ma clerics nokha ndiye muli spirit filled?? inuyo ndiye angelo?? awa ena akupha ma alubino wa a Muhosha alinso spirit filled? Get your facts right before embarassing yourself to the general public. U bishop ongodzuka nkudziveka ndi choncho. i would’nt even be surprised to hear you are a Dpp cadet!

nyalugwe
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nyalugwe

May LORD bestow wisdom on Chakwera to rescue our country Malawi

Rhinex
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Rhinex

Za chamba. Koma wu bishop unaphweka. Ndi awa omwe?

Favour of Yahweh
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Bishop Mtambo, you have said it well . We are looking for a developmental candidate,.

Kaitano
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Kaitano

Not stones all over the country.

Paperback
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The guy or so called archbishop can do with a drink. Specially kadansana!

Mangochi kabwafu
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Mangochi kabwafu

Useless. Who said you’re the only ones close to God? Everyone has the authority to call himself or herself the son of God. When Jesus ascended to heaven, he promised human kind his holy spirit. Umbuzi basi.

Nalingula
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Nalingula

Filled with Holy Spirit …Kuti Muziwe Zimakhale zintchito Zache; Munthu wa Mzimu woyera Sangakhale Wongenga akazi aeni,Wachigololo,Wakuba,Wakupha …..ETC…Sikutitu Omachita kumuona Holy Spirit kuti Uyo Koma Zintchito….Azibusa Enawa….??

Charles
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Charles

“And the devil, taking him up into an high mountain, shewed unto him all the kingdoms of the world in a moment of time. And the devil said unto him, All this power will I give thee, and the glory of them: for that is delivered unto me; and to whomsoever I will I give it. If thou therefore wilt worship me, all shall be thine. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Get thee behind me, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. Luke 4:5-8