Friday, June 15, 2018
Guest Blog Post by Obey Mapuranga, member of the Apostolic Church in Zimbabwe, South Africa . . .
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Guest Blog Post by Obey Mapuranga, Chairman & Executive Director of the Apostolic Product Certification in Zimbabwe and Africa.
“Dare To Be A Daniel”
5 The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service. 6 Among those who were chosen were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. 7 The chief official gave them new names: to Daniel, the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego. 8 But Daniel resolved not to defile himself with the royal food and wine, and he asked the chief official for permission not to defile himself this way. 9 Now God had caused the official to show favor and compassion to Daniel, 10 but the official told Daniel, “I am afraid of my lord the king, who has assigned your[c] food and drink. Why should he see you looking worse than the other young men your age? The king would then have my head because of you.” 11 Daniel then said to the guard whom the chief official had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, 12 “Please test your servants for ten days: Give us nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. 13 Then compare our appearance with that of the young men who eat the royal food, and treat your servants in accordance with what you see.” 14 So he agreed to this and tested them for ten days. 15 At the end of the ten days they looked healthier and better nourished than any of the young men who ate the royal food. 16 So the guard took away their choice food and the wine they were to drink and gave them vegetables instead. 17 To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. 18 At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. 19 The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king’s service. 20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom. 21 And Daniel remained there until the first year of King Cyrus.
Daniel Chapter 1: 3-21
I, Prophet Obey Mapuranga of the Johanne Maswoe Apostolic Church founded The Apostolic Product Certification Zimbabwe and Africa in 2017. (Right: Johanne Maswoe)
The Apostolic Product Certification in Zimbabwe and Africa is a religious food certification organization that represents the southern Africa region, which has ahuge membership of African Independent Zionists Apostolic Sects in the countries of Zimbabwe, South Africa, Namibia Mozambique, Botswana and etc.
The Apostolic Product Certification Zimbabwe and Africa has millions of people from other sect churches, which are Zionists Christian Churches in Africa and other sects, which believe that our roots are from Israel and our God is the God of Israelites and our food Laws are from the Pentateuch Laws.
There are more than 5 million apostolic sect members in Zimbabwe and 5 million apostolic sect members in South Africa. These are also called white garment churches, which believe in the Levitical Laws in their food consumption and food laws. We believe in the Bible but we use Levitical laws in our food requirements and dietary laws
The huge spread of Halal certified food in the Southern Africa non-Muslim communities have made the apostolic sect members view this spread of Halal certified food as a way to violate their religious safety in their communities. They fear that this is a well-calculated form of Islamization into millions of non-Muslims apostolic sects members in Southern Africa.
I, Prophet Obey Mapuranga, want to say this loudly to the whole world and food companies who intend to sell their products in Southern Africa non-Muslim communities that our millions of people cannot be enveloped by Islam as we are not an Islamic society. We do not want to be forced to eat meat that has gone through ritual slaughters to other gods that is not the God of Israelites. (Right: Obey Mapuranga earns a living working in the furniture business)
We are not promoting regionalism or Islamophobia or elevating Zionism but we are articulating what we stand for - our religious healthy life style and rejecting the enveloping of our communities with other religion as a way to dilute and weaken us religiously. (Left: Obey's church does not meet in buildings but in the great outdoors)
The momentum of our presence in Southern Africa has grown and become understood. We announce to the world that we are comfortable to share our Logo with Kosher (Jews certification) in all food products because our roots are Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Right) and the God of Israel.
We are inviting Zimbabwean Companies and Southern African Companies to get our food certification LOGO (Left) on their products to give confidence to our millions of people in the consumer demographics so that we know these products have not gone through other religion rituals and this will make other Christian Denominations to follow us.
We believe one day the all Christians and Apostolic Christian denominations in the whole world will come together and form a one food certification body that will guides us from getting unhealthy food from other gods.
We are inviting willing people globally who would want to join us one way or the other to support an idea that is worthy. We are also willing to join other Zionist religious seminars, workshops or business to strengthen our roots with them and the reason that we are African Independent Zionist Sects.
In a period to come we shall have our own certified butcheries, abattoirs, eateries, restaurants and certified manufacturers. Our objectives are food certification, accreditation, monitoring, inspection, and food storage. We are looking for generous well-wishers who can offer our staff with education in food science and Theological aspects and our administrative demands which includes website construction. (Right: Obey Mapuranga in the act of worship)