Bishop Mark Kambalazaza has said last year God told him that Malawiâ€™s ate president Bingu wa Mutharika would not last because of his statement that he was not Jesus.
Kambalazaza, founder and overseer of the Charismatic Redeemed Ministries International, made the claim in an interview on Thursday.
He said the words Mutharika uttered were blasphemous.
He said he phoned Mutharika twice to relay Godâ€™s message, but the former president rebuffed him on both occasions.
â€œThere was a statement which was spoken by the late president saying that â€˜I am not Jesusâ€™ that when you give him a slap on one cheek, he would give you the other cheek to slap him. The Lord â€˜said what is itâ€™?
â€œThat statement provoked certain circumstances because the statement had the connotation of blasphemy against God and God does not like that,â€ said Kambalazaza.
When asked in what form God delivered the message to him, he said God spoke to him through the inspiration of the mind.
On why he is disclosing the message now and not when Mutharika was still alive, said Kambalazaza: â€œIt was difficult to speak to him at that time. The only thing [to do] was to pray. Prayer sorts out all the things.
â€œSometimes, you want to use wisdom. Itâ€™s not good to speak provocative things, silence is better than speaking. Very often, men of God pray rather than speaking.â€
He said leaders need to respect God all the time, saying there are several examples of leaders in the world who perished after speaking against God.
â€œSpeaking against God is deadly. Protection is taken away from you. Every leader needs to respect God. I am living because of Jesus who healed me in 1991 after being sick for 11 years from 1980 to 1991,â€ said Kambalazaza.
He cited the case of late John Lennon, band leader of the Beatles who in 1966 said Jesus would not be famous and that Christianity would come to an end.
â€œIt is him who died,â€ said Kambalazaza.
Asked whether God told him anything relating to President Joyce Banda, Kambalazaza said: â€œApart from that we should continue praying for her.â€