What is Wrong with this Song?

Cyril Ramaphosa signs gospel song at Grace Gospel church

Singing is one of man’s most natural proclivities. Words plus melody have a much greater emotional impact on the mind and the heart than just words written or printed on a piece of paper. God commanded Moses to pen down at least three songs.

His first song, recorded in Exodus 15, was written in remembrance of God’s great deliverance of his chosen people, the Israelite, from their bondage in Egypt, and their miraculous dry-shod passing through the Red Sea. His second song is recorded in Psalm 50.

He wrote the final song God had commissioned him to teach Israel to sing (Deuteronomy 31: 19, 30) not long before his death on Mount Nebo where God permitted him to view the Promised Land of Canaan He had given his people as an eternal inheritance before He personally buried him.

By all accounts, we expect songs to uplift our spirits and hearts with positive messages of hope, joy, prosperity, and a bright future. That’s our natural inclination. Moses, however, was commanded by God to write some kind of dirge in anticipation of Israel’s future apostasy.

Despite God’s magnanimous blessings on Israel, they eventually turned their backs on Him to go a whoring after other gods, bringing his righteous judgments on them in AD 70 when Jerusalem was destroyed by the Roman Empire led by the future Roman Emperor, Titus, and his second-in-command, Tiberius Julius Alexander. The nation of Israel was dispersed throughout the entire world in fulfilment of Jesus Christ’s prophecy in Matthew 24:22. This song has become a witness against Israel and her apostasy.

Now therefore write ye this song for you and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel. For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.

Deuteronomy 31:19-20)

Who in their wildest dreams could have imagined that some “Christian” songs sung in many churches today are mirror images of the Jewish apostasy foretold in the Song of Moses, and are now spilling over into the apostatizing end-time “Christian” churches?

Should we be surprised that the health, wealth and prosperity cult whose followers have waxed fat in their abundance of so-called “name it and claim it” blessings and “speak it and have it” conundrums, not unlike Israel in the days of her prosperity, are also turning to other gods and doctrines of demons. (11 Timothy 4:1; 2 Timothy 4:3). In his book “How to Unite Catholic-Protestant Church As One: How to Become Whole, complete and One.” The self-acclaimed prophet and apostle, Dante Michael Soiu writes:

When Jesus went to the Cross, He was the Son of Man. When He was raised from the dead, He was the Son of God. Acts 13:33 and Hebrews 1:5. I move, breathe and act in Him. All Things belong to Him. With Him, you speak them in His Name to come as reality in your world. When God does something physical in the Bible, such as taking the Israelites from Egypt through the Wilderness to the Promised Land, He wants to do something like that spiritually with you in the Spirit; for you to speak it and have it done and its reality in your life. So. if you want to go to the Promised Land and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb and have His Robes of Righteousness, SPEAK IT IN JESUS NAME and walk into it in the Spirit because Everything is in Jesus Name.

When you enter into worship of the Lord, you enter not in as a beggar, trying to get something from the King, highly exalting Him, so that He can be kind and throw you some scraps of blessings From His Table. With that mentality, you shall receive nothing. The King exalts the Son and gives to the Son, because the Son accepts His Sonship and walks in it. Sons don’t beg; Sons are not lowly: Sons are not worth nothing; Sons sit on High. Sons speak as part of the Kings Name. Sons are in the Kings Name. What they speak, is so. They shall have what they say. In the Name of the King, you receive everything; because everything is in the Name of the King and He not only shares it with you, but freely gives you all things. All things are in Him. Start speaking them as though you have them. Speak and enter into the words you say, as though they are yours, because you are a Son. As a Son, I receive all the things of Heaven; as a Son, I receive all things of health and godliness; as a Son, I receive all wealth and prosperity. As a Son, I receive forgiveness and give forgiveness to all those I have ought against, not because they have wounded me, hut because I have ought against them, possibly because they disobeyed me. (The author’s own emphasis)

Dante Michael Soiu: “How to Unite Catholic-Protestant Church As One: How to Become Whole, complete and One.” pp 306, 775

The author’s assertion that “Everything is in Jesus Name” is a slight alteration of the panentheistic belief that everything and everyone is in God, and God is in everything and everyone, and, therefore, already united as ONE.

Another Spirit

Paul warns in 2 Corinthians 11:4 that another spirit together with another Jesus and another gospel will permeate the end-time apostatized church. The apostasy that is so rampant in just about all the churches is characterized mainly by a wrong impression of the Holy Spirit’s work on earth.

We may call it a “wrong song” which lays emphasis on the power to speak things into existence like God, acquire abundant blessings of health, wealth and prosperity, Kingdom-now authority, and, most of all, to unite all religions under the single banner of a fake spirit. This is in strong contrast to what Jesus taught us about his Spirit.

But when He, the Spirit of Truth, comes, He will guide you into all the truth [full and complete truth]. For He will not speak on His own initiative, but He will speak whatever He hears [from the Father—the message regarding the Son], and He will disclose to you what is to come [in the future].

He will glorify and honor Me, because He (the Holy Spirit) will take from what is Mine and will disclose it to you.

All things that the Father has are Mine. Because of this I said that He [the Spirit] will take from what is Mine and will reveal it to you.

John 16:13-15
  1. The Holy Spirit guides us into all the truth because it is God’s Truth that sets free from sin, error, deception, and lies. Jesus prayed that his Father sanctifies his disciples through his truth and then qualified “truth” by saying that his Word is truth, and NOT some kind of fiery anointing with a spirit that needs to come down and teach the false gospel that your words have creative powers. (John 17: 17).
  2. The Holy Spirit never seeks to be in the limelight, so to speak. The apostatizing churches are doing the exact opposite. They are giving Him a place of “worship” in their services to which He does not aspire to in the very least.
  3. The Holy Spirit’s primary task is to glorify the Son by speaking whatever He hears from the Father and to disclose things what is to come (this He has already done in the book of Revelation). Contrary to The Holy Spirit, another spirit teaches that you can speak whatever you wish, and it will come to pass.
  4. The Holy Spirit takes all that Jesus has received of the Father and reveals (NOT GIVES) it to us. Therefore, we cannot dare to claim that we have the self-same power of speaking things into existence as He does.

Now, the Song that is Wrong

Whilst an impassionate political speech may move crowds to positive or negative actions, a simple song seems to sway crowds even more, especially when it is sung by a political leader who clearly has ecumenical one-world objectives for his country.

Ramaphosa sings at Grace Bible Church: ‘If you believe and I believe… Africa will be saved’ (16th September 2019)

The words of the original song are as follows:

If you believe and I believe
And we together pray,
The Holy Spirit must come down
And set God’s people free.
And set God’s people free;
And set God’s people free;
The Holy Spirit must come down
And set God’s people free.

If the faith and prayers of mortals could bring down the Holy Spirit it would not have been necessary for Jesus Christ to have suffered and died for our sins on a cross, and neither would He have had to ascend into heaven after his resurrection so that the Holy Spirit could be sent down by HIM. (John 16:7-8).

There is no need for the Holy Spirit to come down because He was already poured out once on the Day of Pentecost. Prayers, and especially those of unsaved unbelievers (Proverbs 15:8), are, therefore not for the Holy Spirit to come down but for another spirit to descend upon all mankind to establish a false peace and prosperity on earth, and to promote a one-world order.

You may have noticed that President Cyril Ramaphosa did not include the phrase “The Holy Spirit must come down” in his rendition of the song. At one stage he got as far as “The Holy Sp….” and then suddenly switched to conducting a randomly assembled choir on stage. One of two things could be the reason why he did so.

Perhaps he is an already redeemed believer in Christ Jesus and knows that the Holy Spirit has already come down on the Day of Pentecost and, therefore, deliberately omitted the inappropriate phrase “The Holy Spirit must come down,” or he is a fully-fledged ecumenicist who regularly attends ecumenical prayer groups where the real Holy Spirit is not welcome.

Cyril’s Ecumenical Friends

The spirit of ecumenicism and interreligious dialogue are overspreading the world like wildfire. The leading ecumenicist in the world’s crazy desire for peace, prosperity, and unity among all peoples and their religions is the Jesuit, Pope Francis.

A quick glance at all the praises he received from various religious leaders of different faiths on the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ official site, is a telling example of the scourge of ecumenism that is flooding the churches throughout the world. Many Protestants and Charismatics of whatever flavor in existence today are in awe of his drive for an ecumenical peace and unity.

Having seen that religion can be a tool to advance their own political agendas, which is agreeably in alignment with the first Pope and the first ecumenicist, Emperor Constantine the Great’s own political aspirations after he put to an end the horrible persecution of Christians in April 1311, politicians are joining the ecumenical journey for peace and prosperity with lyre and song.

As such the line of demarcation which the Reformation had drawn between state and church, and which the RCC church has vehemently opposed for centuries, is again being removed with rapid acceleration. We are seeing this all over the world — in America, Russia, Ukraine, the UK, and Africa as a whole. Dr. Brownson, the highly regarded nineteenth-century Catholic journalist, expresses Catholicism’s position in the Brownson Quarterly journal.

No civil government, be it a monarchy, an aristocracy, a democracy . . . can be a wise, just, efficient, or durable government, governing for the good of the community, without the Catholic Church; and without the papacy there is and can be no Catholic Church.

Brownson’s Quarterly Review, January 1873, vol. 1, p 10.

The South African Catholic Bishops’ Conference which works in close affiliation with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, has been ecumenically engaged with the South African Council of Churches (SACC) since the 1960s, initially as an observer until it became a full member in 1995.

Ray McCauley’s Charismatic-Ecumenical Slant


Ray McCauley (born Raynor McCauley) is a prominent South African religious leader, Senior Pastor of Rhema Bible Church, President of the International Federation of Christian Churches (IFCC), and co-chair of the National Interfaith Council of South Africa (NICSA). Like his WOF counterpart, Kenneth Copeland who has already sold himself and his followers out to the Roman Catholic Church, he is in the forefront of the ecumenical thrust in South Africa. (Wikipedia)

The 16th September 2019 was not the first time a religious group of people heard Ramaphosa sing “If you believe and I believe.” He also sang it on 28th May 2015 at an interfaith gathering held at Ellis Park, Johannesburg where a hotchpotch of faith groups, including Muslim, Hindu, and the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) came together to pray for the unity of Africa under the auspices of the African National Congress. Pastor Ray McCauley lit 55 candles at this prayer rally representing the nations of Africa.

There are many church-going evangelicals who believe that Cyril Ramaphosa is a Christian. Well, so was Emperor Constantine the Great who supposedly became a follower of Christ in AD 313, chiefly as a clever political maneuver to unite Christianity and pagan religions under a single banner. He convened the first ecumenical council, the Council of Nicea, in AD 325 while he remained true and loyal to his own Roman pantheon of false gods.

On 27 April 2019, Cyril Ramaphosa paid tribute to his ancestors.

Here is part of his speech at that occasion.

We are gathered here to celebrate the day we won our freedom.

We are gathered here in the Eastern Cape – in the land of heroes and legends – to recall the battles that were fought, the setbacks that were suffered and the great victories achieved along our march to democracy.

It was here, on this soil, that the so-called Frontier Wars with European settlers were fought in the 19th century by a people determined to remain independent and free in the land of their forebearers.

It was here, 200 years ago that a mighty rebellion against the British occupation took place at the Battle of Grahamstown.

And so I shall begin by paying tribute to our ancestors who once lived on this land, whose unconquerable spirits still dwell among us.

Had it not been for their courage, their steadfastness and their acts of valour, we would not be the free people we are today.

We have inherited this freedom from iqhawe Makhanda ka Nxele, the warrior, sangoma and prophet who led the attack on the British garrison at Egazini in the Battle of Grahamstown. (Emphasis added).

National Freedom Day Celebrations

In the remainder of his speech he paid tribute to Saartjie Baartman, Mangaliso Robert Sobukwe, who founded the Pan Africanist Congress, Steven Biko, the young activist from King William’s Town whose ideas on black consciousness continue to influence generations long after his passing, Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, Albertina Sisulu, Oliver Reginald Tambo, Walter Sisulu, Chris Hani, Charlotte Maqeke, and all the heroes of the Eastern Cape and beyond – who spared neither effort nor strength to achieve our freedom, and last but not least, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela (who, by the way, signed the genocide bill of his own people [mainly African babies] in their mothers’ wombs whilst Mogale City [Krugersdorp] claims to be The Cradle of Humankind),

Surely, if Ramaphosa was a Christian as some say, he would at least have mentioned Jesus Christ’s Name once among all the other revered heroes of his making. Indeed, it was Jesus Christ who set up Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma, and Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa as presidents and leaders of our beautiful country.

You don’t believe me? Well! Read this. It is the Babylonian King Nebuchadnezzar’s prayer after his self-exaltation and divinely ordained humiliation due to his prideful boasting.

“But at the end of the days [that is, at the seven periods of time], I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my understanding and reason returned to me; and I blessed the Most High [God] and I praised and honored and glorified Him who lives forever,

For His dominion is an everlasting dominion;
And His kingdom endures from generation to generation.
“All the inhabitants of the earth are regarded as nothing.
But He does according to His will in the host of heaven
And among the inhabitants of the earth;
And no one can hold back His hand
Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’

Now at the same time my reason returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and splendor were returned to me, and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was re-established in my kingdom, and still more greatness [than before] was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and faithful and His ways are just, and He is able to humiliate and humble those who walk in [self-centered, self-righteous] pride.”

(Daniel 4:34-37; AMP). (Emphasis added),=

The prophet Daniel wrote:

Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: And he changeth the times and the seasons:: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Daniel 2:20-22 (Emphasis added)

It is God (Jesus Christ) who appoints kings and leaders and removes them at will and not the heroes Ramaphosa mentioned in his speech. It is written:

If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema, Maranatha.

1 Corinthians 16:22

The Amplified Bible says it thus:

If anyone does not love the Lord [does not obey and respect and believe in Jesus Christ and His message], he is to be accursed. Maranatha (O our Lord, come)!

Truly born-again Christians will obey Christ Jesus and not mix their prayers with those of pagans in a hotchpotch of faiths, as it is written,

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

And what concord hath Christ with Belial? or what part hath he that believeth with an infidel?

And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? for ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you,

And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.

2 Corinthians 6:14-18

Those who willy-nilly call Cyril Ramaphosa a Christian because he sang a so-called Christian song that does not represent Jesus Christ, the Holy Spirit or God the Father should examine themselves, whether they are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5; John 10:1-5).

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Tom Lessing (Discerning the World)

Tom Lessing is the author of the above article. Discerning the World is an internet Christian Ministry based in Johannesburg South Africa. Tom Lessing and Deborah Ellish both own Discerning the World. For more information see the About this Website page below the comments section.

9 Responses

  1. Anton Viljoen says:

    Mr Cyril was in fact the man who bowed down to allah . in an instant he became an deceiver ( just like dingaan ) he speaks with a forked tongue and cannot see or live the truth …. he becomes a puppet for satan , he is afraid of representing the Truth of God the Father in this country ….. he would rather call on the deviled spirit of Madiba and honor him as the false father of this land …. and so we know them …. be careful who you put before Jesus !!!!!!

  2. Laurens le Roux says:

    Baie dankie!!

  3. Mike Evans says:

    Incisive article Tom.
    It appears to me that the leaders of nations are being prepared for AntiChrist. Trump has a gaggle of apostate ministers of Satan advising him (Paula White, Kenneth Copeland, Franklin Graham etc, some of whom are openly Vatican friendly) and we in Australia have a PM who promotes NAR churches and rallies and calls Brian Houston of Hillsong his mentor!
    One is not exaggerating in the least to cry “The end is nigh!”

  4. Thanks Mike.

    Indeed, “And we know that we are of God, and the whole world lieth in wickedness”. (1 Jn 5:19)

  5. Hi Mike

    I found out the other day that Trump is actually a Jesuit.

    Donald Trump – President of the United States (Fordham University) <-- alumni of Jesuit educational institutions

  6. Deborah (Discerning the World) wrote:

    Hi Mike

    I found out the other day that Trump is actually a Jesuit.

    Donald Trump – President of the United States (Fordham University) < -- alumni of Jesuit educational institutions

    Bill Clinton studied at Georgetown University, Washington DC which is also a Jesuit nest of vipers.

    Hilary and Donald alongside a Jesuit

  7. Mike Evans says:

    Wow. Thanks for that info Deborah.
    Well, that won’t phase Copeland, White or Graham, as they are all over the Jesuit Pope like a rash. Trump attended a church pastored by New Ager Norman Vincent Peale, which may have caused his attraction to the Word of Faith heresy, which has much in common with it. I think someone from Joel Osteen’s “motivational cult”, I mean church, is also on this advisory board. With advisors like this, the ruler of this age has the White House well in hand….. Plus some orthodox Jews think he’s the new Cyrus, along with many NAR Prophets. Nixon looks good in comparison, a statement I never thought I would make!

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