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South African Pastor Makes Church Members Eat Grass to be Controlled by “the Spirit of God”



South Africa Church - January 2014 - BellaNaija

Pastor Lesego Daniel is the General Overseer of Rabboni Centre Ministers in South Africa.

The church is based at the Garankuwa TUT Campus at Pretoria. And if the reports by a whistle blower is anything to by, he ensures that members of his church eat grass.

The whistle blower claims that the pastor ensured the act to prove a point that humans can be controlled by the spirit of God and can survive on whatever they choose to eat.

As they eat, they are kicked, stepped upon and are said to be dead to touch during this.

Photos are reportedly on the church’s official Facebook page but are only accessible to members of the church.

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Pastor Lesego Daniel stepping on the members.
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  1. Fountain of Paper

    January 9, 2014 at 10:45 am

    There’s a higher level of grace which one needs to understand why the grass was not served on plates at least.

    A robust response is required from the “MOG”. In the meantime, Keep Calm and Pay Your Tithes, people.

    • Mz Socially Awkward...

      January 9, 2014 at 12:06 pm

      your screen name, sha… I sense there’s a certain establishment you’re spoofing, no?

      And the Pastor in this story is on some Jim Jones ish. There’s a kind of repentance that God calls for and it definitely isnt this. He probably wanted to replicate King Nebuchadnezzar’s punishment in the Bible, of living as a wild animal and eating grass like oxen but really don’t see how abusing people will give God pleasure.

      We serve a loving, kind and compassionate Father in Heaven and it’s people like this who greatly damage the efforts to spread that message.

    • TA

      January 9, 2014 at 12:07 pm

      Lol! 🙂

    • Sem

      January 9, 2014 at 5:47 pm

      LWKMD…We are patiently waiting for the robust response

    • Newbie

      January 9, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      Lol! I hear ya! COZA reloaded…

  2. Ginika

    January 9, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Abasi! What is man that you are mindful of him| We are created in God’s image… God is mindful of us and if He can be as majestic as He is, He is a king and we are partakers of His kingdom through the blood of Christ, so how can we be reduced to a grass eating, man-stamping level?

  3. sharon

    January 9, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Come quickly Lord Jesus!

    • NIRA

      January 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm


  4. Been there

    January 9, 2014 at 10:54 am

    @ fountain of paper: i take it ur being sarcastic?
    Besides alot of so called christains need to realise christianity goes beyond paying tithes.
    some of you will pay tithes and ‘first fruits’ and make noise/complaints about it. yet will be dead to christian charity to the poor and needy around you. and btw, i have nothing against paying tithes. may God save the world from psycopaths on the pulpit and people too should read the bible even if it is in your local language so nobody is misleading the other.

    • NIRA

      January 9, 2014 at 12:10 pm

      I take it you’re not familiar with the sentences Fountain
      used, they’re from another story here on BN.

    • right

      January 9, 2014 at 4:36 pm

      The COZA pastor’s response. We conveniently swept that under the rug.

    • right

      January 9, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      Preach it. Nigeria is very religious with nothing to show for it: no development, no peace, corruption and bleaching ( lol, just shade).

  5. Radiant

    January 9, 2014 at 10:56 am

    It will yet get weirder in this world.

  6. Thelma

    January 9, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Brainwashed goats!
    I won’t waste my energy saying more.

  7. SophisticatedIgboGurl

    January 9, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Hmmm……No words!!!

  8. Omo Ghana

    January 9, 2014 at 11:03 am

    If he needed a couple of people to volunteer to cut the grass…he should have just said so!!
    Christianity is so simple…no need for all these theatrics!

  9. Thatgidigirl

    January 9, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Wonderful! What happened to their bibles though?

    • Blessmyheart

      January 10, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      That’s the question to ask. “my people are destroyed for lack of knowledge”

  10. kudos

    January 9, 2014 at 11:13 am

    End times!

  11. Sexxie

    January 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

    End time!


    January 9, 2014 at 11:34 am

    This is what happens when people call themselves Christians but do not know God, the Bible and are not led by the Spirit of God, they end up being led by FAKE PASTORS.

  13. uju

    January 9, 2014 at 11:34 am

    the Spirit in a man sustains him yes…buh do we need to prove this by eating grass???…Lord have mercy!!

  14. billionaire in grace

    January 9, 2014 at 11:38 am

    People can do anything for salvation.its so simple just believe in jesus and his words then u are saved and enjoy d benefits of salvation

  15. whocares

    January 9, 2014 at 11:40 am

    lmaooooooooooo. Orisirisi. lool. They are kicked and stepped upon as they eat grass. Iyen na da. So if the aim is to make them dead to touch, and survive on whatever they eat, the next thing for them to eat is grass? Even God provided manna from Heaven from the Israelites were stranded.. He did not ask them to eat the sand from the dessert… smh

    • whocares

      January 9, 2014 at 11:43 am

      *when the Israelites were stranded..

  16. dorys

    January 9, 2014 at 11:45 am

    We have really not seen or heard anything, the bible has foretold this way back, that in the end times u will hear Wat will make yr hearts fail, so this is just a tip of the iceberg. Get ready folks,but there is hope and security for only those who are in Christ, those who are called by Jesus’s name, those who have given their lives to Christ.

    • Okechukwu Ofili

      January 9, 2014 at 1:33 pm

      mmmm same thing my pastor said in 1993…end time still never reach. Abegi. Leave end time things, read your bible and do the right shit and you have nothing to worry about.

    • B.E

      January 9, 2014 at 1:45 pm

      Okechukwu bible & shit in the same sentence……na wa

    • Fountain of Paper

      January 9, 2014 at 1:59 pm

      Brother Okechukwu, flesh and blood did not reveal this to you…. We shall wait for the coming. We shall wait. And if the coming don begin too long… we shall eat grass, castigate homosexuals, and celebrate corruption.


    • jcsgrl

      January 9, 2014 at 3:25 pm

      And the bible also foretold of people like you Okechukwu who will say end time never reach. Abeg shift… an in the words of my god daughter “you better get yourself together”

    • Yaw

      January 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

      Homie, you have gone crazy!

    • abi-oh

      January 9, 2014 at 5:30 pm

      Some how I don’t even blame people, most of these pastor just prey on the vulnerability of people;people desperate with problems and will look for what seems to be to most practically thing, people don’t willingly decide they’re are going to follow “Fake pastors” some people commenting here have pastors with body guards and shit talking about “higher grace”.
      lol last I remember end times was in 2000 and march 2010 or something like that, but here we are. the world has been filled with these kinds of stories we’re only just seeing them now because of internet.

    • Newbie

      January 9, 2014 at 8:58 pm

      Gbam! My people have a saying – “ada eji anya oma aba cherubim” which loosely translates to “dem nor dey use clear eye enter white garment church”. I don’t know when people will stop running from pillar to post in search of miracles.

  17. Bella

    January 9, 2014 at 11:52 am

    na wa o

  18. sweetner

    January 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    Common sense is not common after all. May I be rapturable on the last day. That’s all that matters.

  19. Baba Dipson

    January 9, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    Humans turned to animals in the name of God. Daft!

  20. deeluv

    January 9, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    my God..anyway,,lord JESUS knows best…who am i to judge?

  21. observer

    January 9, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    what wont we see in the name of God?….hian….echoing your sentiments @sharon, He does need to come quick bc those who pass for men of God these days are simply appalling and the people, some are not helping it either

  22. Tokunbo

    January 9, 2014 at 2:15 pm

    Had to look up the church on facebook here you go…

  23. Loveth.O.

    January 9, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    This one na wah Sha

  24. Cancel Reply

    January 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    I no blame the idiot pastor, it’s the stupid mugus that are eating grass…

  25. Nneka

    January 9, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Hmm. Another case of Jim Jones????

  26. Theresa

    January 9, 2014 at 2:49 pm

    “My people perish for lack of knowledge” – Hosea 4:6. As long as Christians refuse to know God for themselves, but hang onto every word their MOG says, they will continue to suffer all manner of deception and pain.

    God is available to everyone and loves each of us us dearly. You don’t need your MOG to act as the intermediary between you and God. You can boldly approach Him, He is always waiting just like the father of the Prodigal Son, to receive you without condemnation.

    • Blessed and Highly Favored

      January 17, 2014 at 12:18 pm


  27. Reader

    January 9, 2014 at 2:56 pm

    It’s stories like this that make me think this:

  28. t

    January 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Jesus is coming soon

  29. chichi

    January 9, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    LOL..i love itttt!!!!

  30. Chum chum

    January 9, 2014 at 4:42 pm

    Hmmmmm this one don pass be careful.

  31. arinola

    January 9, 2014 at 4:53 pm

    Na wa ooooooo, goat will start running from human being now just the way dogs purue some people on the road thinking they are from Cross Rivers. Also, there is no need to use tractor for clearing the grass as far as human being can finish it with their teeth.

  32. A Y CHRIS

    January 9, 2014 at 5:21 pm

    What a world we are today, people claim they ministers of God not knowing which God they are serving. FAKE PASTOR.

  33. A Y CHRIS

    January 9, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    What a world we are today, people claim they are ministers of God not knowing which God they are serving. FAKE PASTOR.

  34. Chiamaka Daisy

    January 9, 2014 at 5:52 pm

    If you check well, evil manipulations like this are hapening everyhwhere, just in different dimensions probably not as barbaric as this, but still they are happening. Even in Nigeria. You just have to be careful what church you delve into, especially people who only go to church in search of one miracle or the other.

  35. New naija

    January 9, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    Most Africans do go to church and forget their brains at home .so don’t be surprise!

  36. NNENNE

    January 10, 2014 at 3:17 am

    Not only Africans. Reminds me of the story of Jones town massacre in Guyana, South America.

  37. NNENNE

    January 10, 2014 at 3:18 am

    There’s also the story of heaven’s gate in USA.

  38. funmi

    January 11, 2014 at 6:35 am

    Grass is not easy to eat,I wonder how ds people are able to do so bcs to swallow grass na helele,animals eat grass not human being,its nt ordinary for humanbeing to eat grass,I dnt mind if dey cn come to nigeria to eat grass on my farm to help me clear it sef,lazy,yeye people.if deyre busy wld dey hv time2eat grass?listen2 one stupid fake pastor,ds d pastor and family eat grass too?

  39. ebony

    April 3, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    this is what you get when you dont know God and you dont read the word of God.. a lot of people worship their pastors instead of God himself.. stubborn grass? chei! nawah oo

  40. mizzkid

    September 27, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    O.M.G… Oh no no no……….. End time thing’s

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