He Wants To Be Better Than Christ: Pastor Dies Attempting 40-Day Jesus Fast in the Desert

He Wants To Be Better Than Christ: Pastor Dies Attempting 40-Day Jesus Fast in the Desert

  • Francisco Barajah died in Mozambique after fasting for 40 days in an attempt to copy Jesus Christ
  • Recall that in the Bible, Jesus Christ was recorded to have fasted for 40 days in the desert on the Mount of Olives
  • It was reported that after 25 days without food or water, he had lost weight to the point where he could not stand up

In a development that has surprised many people across the world, a pastor, Francisco Barajah, has lost his life as a result of his religious action.

The man of God died in Mozambique during his 40-day fasting exercise to imitate the record of Jesus on the biblical Mount of Olives.

Francisco Barajah dies after attempting to fast for 40 days
African pastor dies trying to imitate Jesus Christ. Photo credit: Dholuo Dictionary
Source: UGC

The BBC reports that the Mozambican man of God could observe only 25 days out of the 20 he had proposed before his demise.

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Barajah, the founder of Santa Trindade Evangelical in Mozambique’s central province of Manica Church, was confirmed dead at a hospital in Beira where he was being treated.

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He was said to have lost a lot of weight to the point where he could not stand up, bathe or walk, and efforts to help him regain his health waned.

His relatives and church members took him to the hospital for treatment as his condition kept deteriorating.

Meanwhile, Nigerians on social media have reacted to the development, with many people condemning the cleric.

In his reaction, Min E Isaac wrote:

"The fasting of Jesus Christ was not ordinary fasting. Jesus was led by the holy spirit, and the spirit was what empower him, that was why he succeeded."

Other reactions from Nigerians

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Simeon Ibe Anusionwu said:

"Such a long fasting must be commissioned and sustained by the Holy Spirit or else a negative tale would ensue!"

Folorunsho Dan Oliye said:

"Jesus is a spirit which came as a person, his body was different why will the pastor try what the Messiah did."

Nwobodo Onovoani Anthony said:

"Unfortunately, the man thought Lord Jesus embarked on a long time fasting on his own volition. He was led by the holy spirit to do so. The strenght He used also came from the Holy Spirit too. Lord Jesus was not an ordinary man. Everything he said and did were instructions from his father in heaven, He did nothing on His own. You too must depend on Holy Spirit for directions."

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In another report, Primate Elijah Ayodele of the INRI Evangelical Spiritual Church predicted a possible crisis which will be determined by the result of the forthcoming presidential election.

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The religious leader predicted a crisis in the country if Bola Tinubu of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and his counterpart in the Labour Party, Peter Obi, did not win the poll.

However, while speaking to journalists in Lagos on Wednesday, February 15, the cleric dismissed the report of a possible coup in the country.

Source: Legit.ng

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