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But come on guys, let’s give it to the boy. He is a pleasant nuisance.
Over the past few days, I have been keenly following what this boy has been saying and he reminded me of that song “Money Can’t Buy You Class” by Countess Luann.
“Money rich and manners poor, never got the boys too far
Money talks but I just walk when I can’t stand it . . . The lesson all should learn, even if there’s cash to burn. Respect yourself cause no one else can change your path.”
This arrogant cry baby has no manners at all and get it from the Bishop, that boy ain’t going nowhere. This is not Bishop Lazarus being jealous of that boy’s cash, no. It’s Biblical. The Scriptures are very clear on this one.
Wicknell needs to grow up and he has to do so very, very fast. The boy has to know that confidence is silent and insecurity is loud.
He has been all over the place showing shocking immaturity and you know why dear congregants? Because The Sunday Mail published a story saying Zifa had not paid Warriors coach Calisto Pasuwa his salary for two months.
Wicknell, who the sports journalists call a “Zifa benefactor” was angered by this true story.
Ishemunyoro Chingwere, the writer, was told by the very clever Wicknell that he is “stupid” and will “die poor”. Makomborero Mutimukulu, The Sunday Mail Sports Editor, received all manner of threats.
When sober and uncompromised journalists realised their profession was under threat from this little boy, they condemned Wicknell and boy oh boy, that really excited the lad. He told journalists they are poor blah blah blah.
Higher and Tertiary Education Minister Professor Jonathan Moyo tried to knock sense. If the story was true there was no need for any hullabaloo. But Wicknell would have none of it.
At each and every turn, Wicknell would brag that he runs a multi-million dollar business and that his pair of Guiseppe Zanotti shoes cost US$7 000.
And in the midst of all this pomposity, he would confirm that indeed Pasuwa had not been paid his salary.
I know there are some who are saying koBishop zvebhora muneinazvo? There are two things here dear congregants.
First, when we talk about the national team coach we are talking about a national asset. Hatingaregi munhu achingohumana sebenzi about our national asset. Secondly, as many of you may know, I belong to prosperity theology that many of you refer to as prosperity gospel.
Some of my colleagues in prosperity theology include EW Kenyon, Oral Roberts, TD Jakes, AA Allen, Robert Tilton, TL Osborn, Joel Osteen, Creflo Dollar, Kenneth Copeland, Reverend Ike and Kenneth Hagin.
If you want you can add Emmanuel Makandiwa, Walter Magaya. (I am not sure kuti Uebert Angel tichiri tese here.)
So this is about prosperity theology and since Wicknell tells anyone who cares to listen about his riches, I can’t let mwana achipaumba over things he really doesn’t understand.
As he boasts about his riches, does Wicknell know where the glory really belongs? His arrogant and misplaced bragging takes away the glory from The Lord. Wicknell needs prayers — not ridicule. In case Wicknell thinks I am cooking up this sermon, let me quote a few verses for him.
Psalm 10:2-4 says: “In his arrogance the wicked man hunts down the weak, who are caught in the schemes he devises. He boasts about the cravings of his heart; he blesses the greedy and reviles the Lord.”
Psalm 75:4-5 is even more explicit. “I warned the proud, ‘Stop your boasting!’ I told the wicked, ‘Don’t raise your fists! Don’t raise your fists in defiance at the heavens or speak with such arrogance.'”
A few weeks ago I read a statement by Matshona Dhliwayo who said: “If you show off do not get upset when God doesn’t show up.”
My hope is that Wicknell gets some humility and listens to the Word of God because vamwe vanhu vese aramba kuvaterera.
Matthew 6:1-2 hammers the point home saying: “Be careful not to practice your righteousness in front of people in order to be noticed by them. If you do, you will have no reward from your Father in Heaven. So whenever you give to the poor, don’t blow a trumpet before you like the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets so that they will be praised by people.”
The Bible even says boasting is a sign of the end of times. Timothy 3:1-5 goes, “You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control.
“They will be cruel and hate what is good. They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God. They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!”
And of course there is Proverbs 11:2. “Pride leads to disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”
As you know, Bishop Lazarus really likes the Book of Proverbs. So here’s another from Proverbs 29:11: “A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back,” while Proverbs 18:7 says: “A fool’s mouth is his ruin, and his lips are a snare to his soul.”
Proverbs 1:7 says: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
The hope is that Wicknell is still not a fool because we can’t have a supposed Good Samaritan who goes bonkers over a fantastic piece of journalism.
All those journalists, those at the AAG and all those at Zifa who continue to massage Wicknell should STOP IT!
That boy can’t personalise our football and if he doesn’t like this, well, he can go jump into the Zambezi River.
That boy can’t silence the media and if he thinks he can then he ain’t seen anything yet. Just watch the space.
Wicknell anoda munamato kwete manyepo aanoudzwa nevaanoswera navo.
In the meantime, can Zifa please get serious and start looking for credible sponsors kwete pwere dzinoramwa just because they signed a useless piece of paper that’s not legally binding.
Bishop is out! By Bishop Lazarus Source: Bulawayo24