By E.K Benjamin
The United States of America State Department headed by Hon Mike Richard Pompeo is astounded by the state of Corona Virus Pandemic struggling with no current solutions to billions of unanswered questions by the fact that US is now the epic center of the pandemic with 233,246 cases and 5,738 deaths as by April 02, 2020, 17:11 GMT according to worldometers.info on COVID 19.
In an email response dated April 2, 2020 to HICGI News Agency earlier seeking views on the Prophecy of Ugandan Preacher Bishop Isaiah Mbuga founder of Christ’s Heart ministries, Mukono Central Uganda, the Bureau of Global Public Affairs Office of Public Liaison refers the “spiritual” matters to US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention stating “query reaches beyond the purview of the U.S. Department of State.”
A YouTube video that has attracted more 265,553 views uploaded on Jan 8, 2017 of his 2016/2017 New Year Message, Bishop Isaiah Mbuga tells his congregation that “There will be a disease about 2019 that will come; It will be airborne whoever gets it will die because there will be no medication.” Mbuga continues, “But no one hearing me and who is going to do what am telling him will receive that disease-It will be so pathetic. Al these calamities as they happen will be distinguishing one thing, church. Am telling you it’s going to be bad and people will long to get into this kind of life.
We have been pleading with people to be Born again but now they are about to see the benefits of being Born again. We’re entering a season where we’re not just going to talk about God’s power, it will be automatic.
You both enter labour at the same time, 30 minutes latter you Born again you’re walking out. You take back your child for the next day for immunization, you find again the person you entered with who is not born-again, and they’re still in labour. It will be so bad, the time for the glorification of the church is now and it’s also going to draw many to Christ. “This is part of his 29 minutes prophecy available on https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4qKYEKfVHI&t=694s
Following a wide mass reaction on this video, HICGI News Agency sought interview with Bishop Mbuga for which he accepted and shared with us.
Pastor introduces himself as a married man who has led his ministry for the last 13 years. He says his spiritual father is Ps Moses Dombo and having two mentors Apostle Suuna Sonstar in Canada and Dr. Adonijah Ogbonnaya (ATC, BA,MA Theol MA, PhD). See detailed profile towards the end.
In an interview, Mbuga stresses that the Pride of Nations is what’s making the Corona Virus Pandemic worsening with current figures reaching to 1 million and that would extend. “It’s pride of nations destroying the world not even the virus.” Mbuga says and adds that the name ‘God’ is pronounced rather than the name of Jesus Christ in the world. He says evangelists face jail for preaching Jesus in United Kingdom, a country which began on the foundation of Christianity. “The world doesn’t have a problem with God but the whole world has a problem with Jesus, why?”
Mbuga adds that many churches in Europe have been turned into bars, night clubs and other businesses instead of drawing people to Jesus and this is God’s judgment.
He says that at the fulfillment of the prophecy of Corona virus which God showed him and he spoke 2 years ago, prompted him and the church to pray and fast for the world such that many people wouldn’t die. There praying that people be right with God during these end times.
He is disappointed that some people including church leaders around the world pronounced that God didn’t show any one about this pandemic coming yet He did adding that this is lack of deeper relationship with God.
“If God showed me this, its means that He still speaks and this is by grace, am not fighting for position or recognition.” Says Mbuga.
We contacted the leader of Born Again Faith in Uganda Presiding Apostle Dr. Joseph Sserwadda whose fraternity Bishop Mbuga’s Ministry subscribes to but he simply said “No comment, not even to Museveni journalists.” However in one of the popular programs he holds every Sunday morning on his 98.4 Impact FM radio recently said “No pastor should tell us that God showed him this Prophecy of Corona Virus..”
Another city Pastor Jackson Ssenyonga of Christian Life Church also took on Nigerian Prophet T.B Joshua attacking him of fooling the world that God showed him Corona Virus. HICGI News Agency has established that the video TB Joshua claims he prophesied about Corona Virus had been uploaded on 26th March 2020, he didn’t prophecy but allowed his aide a young woman to read a paper during one of the church services indicating some prophecy on Iran, Russian leader Vladimir Putin, Queen Elizabeth, US Economy, Nigeria Politics, British Royal family and other issues saying will happen in 2020. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dI6RacAdsFY) However TB Joshua earlier on 3rd March 2020 had uploaded a video saying “No medicine can take it out, it will go the way it came”
Other pastors whose prophecy on Corona virus is disputed include;
Joseph Prince, a Televangelist and Senior Pastor of New Creation Church based in Singapore whose recent video in a preaching suggests he talked about it two years ago. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxILcSMO7Uc
Pastor Enoch Adeboye of Redeemed Christian Church of God in Lagos Nigeria only talked about volcanic eruption and change of governments peacefully and violently in 2020.
On March 14th 2020, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa uploaded a video saying that he prophesied of a disease from the ocean. That it’s very painful and it will kill thousands if not millions or billions and that he saw this in 2017 when people are falling like leaves dying. He adds that investigations will result into nothing, a plague only God can stop.
January 2015 he also adds- had prophecy on China explosion and disease transmitted in air. Zimbwean preacher Makandiwa is not specific, he one time thinks its nuclear, biological war fare and other times talks about a sea, he is not consistent and his aide in the video struggles to convince viewers yet analysts we have spoken to say that prophecy must be accurate and self-explanatory rather than one trying to convince or defend spiritual submissions.
Dr. Ian Ndlovu of Divine Kingdom TV ministry with 95k views video uploaded on Feb 2, 2020 talks about insects from South East Asia
Nevertheless most of all the uploads emphasise prayer for the world as the solution.
Bishop Isaiah Mbuga says prophecy should be of edification and glorification of God as an important office part of the 5 fold ministries in the Bible. Since He will not let anything happen without showing His Prophets.
In his massage to global leaders, he calls upon Release of Political Prisoners, Ending oppression of the people and stop stealing public funds. “But I also have another one thing to tell the nations of the world, look for Jesus. Salvation and healing is by Him and this will change the equation as Christ is embraced” Mbuga adds.
He says that US President Donald J Trump has done something for God’s kingdom with some of his policies.
HICGI News Agency has also contacted the White House on Bishop Mbuga’s views and Prophecy and a comment is yet to be received and so from Uganda Government which we have contacted through Minister of Information & National Guidance headed by Hon Judith Nabakoba.
In his conclusive remarks, Mbuga says he has another prophecy for the world. He says on Good Friday or a Thursday before Easter, there’s going to be a sign which the world is yet to see. He says however that if it doesn’t appear this year then it will be next year in 2021 on one of the days but this is going to be a major sign he reaffirms and that a lot of people will know God.
Mbuga says this is not the first time he is prophesying, his media team is working on running all prophecies he has been making and coming to pass.
He recalls saying there was not going to be bloodshed in Uganda in the past election which had been feared to be violent and some pastors were saying danger was coming. He went on Government and private owned media and denounced such until when the army left the streets in Kampala without bloodshed.
He also said that he contacted one high ranking military General years ago through his relative because there was going to be trouble to him but he just ignored him until trouble happened to him.
More about Bishop Isaiah Mbuga
In May 2016 he was interviewed by a local newspaper which profiled him as follows;
Bishop Mbuga, 46, is a senior broadcast consultant and trainer who was born and raised in a strict religious family of the late Christopher Matovu.
He started singing at Gayaza Church of Uganda, where his father was choirmaster. “From the age of four, I used to go with him for choir practice. When I was in Primary Four, I was quite fascinated by the drumming, and dancing and as a result, my academic report for that year bore inscriptions that I was a distracted child,” he recalls.
In Primary Six, he joined Gayaza Primary School Choir and he says then Calvary Cross Choir, Kidayo, and the Golden Gate choir, were at their best.
“In 1985 when I joined Mengo S.S, everything changed. One of the missionary teachers at the time offered to teach me how to play a guitar. Three months into it, the liberation war was eminent over Kampala so the missionary left Uganda,” he says in a low tone. With the few lessons, he was left craving more until he met Ben Khingi, now a surgeon at Mulago hospital, who taught him more guitar chords. With this skill, started he singing and playing and hence started the KPC Youth Band with Ken Sserukenya.
He stayed in the choir for some time and even started writing his own music till he left for college.
He attended Makerere University where he pursued Mass Communication. After university, he hosted a programme; Christian Variety Show on UTV, for seven years.
His first attempts to have recordings were futile until 2002 when he recorded his first album in United Kingdom. Then he was doing a master’s degree in international Journalism at City University of London.
He recorded it with Ronnie Wilson, the producer of Eternal, an album for the British R&B girls group; Eternal.
In 2007, he returned to Uganda and started Christ’s Heart ministries in Mukono and this church now has over seven branches across the country.