Joy in Jesus Church Founder and prophet Arthur Sibanda recently released his debut album titled Jesu Vouya (Jesus is coming), after putting it on hold since 2005.
Sibanda said he could not release the eight-track album after its completion five years ago because of the country’s economic instability which he believed had been the biggest hindrance to his musical breakthrough.
The album gives the listener a serious message on repentance uplifting the word of God through songs like Ariko Jesu, Tariro Yangu, Pachangu Zvangu and Jehovha Akanaka, among others.
“I do not sing under any particular music genre and I don’t sing for competition because I believe that my gift is to uplift and give glory to the Lord,” said Sibanda.
He said when he wrote the song Jesu Vouya, God had told him in a dream the end was near and the world was at a stage where the gospel was being preached to those that did not know God.
Sibanda said songs like Tariro Yangu and Dai Risiri Ropa described God’s mercy on human kind. If it were not for his kindness the world could have been destroyed.
“I am also a prophet and I prophesy on different issues like the weather and future events. Predictions come to me through dreams and visions and I also play a role of concientising people to flee from sin,” he said.
He said God had recently spoken to him saying Zimbabwe had a bright future despite all the turmoil it has gone through.
God was not happy with extreme fornication among youths caused by cultural imperialism, the Internet and movies among others.
Sibanda said he intends to stage shows starting from April next year and his main aim would be to spread the works of God.
He would never sing for money. Sibanda said he intends to spread his church together with his music throughout the country and as far as other Africa countries and Europe.
“I am a co-labourer in the church and the founder is Jesus Christ who sent me. My inspiration comes from great men of God like Ezeliel Guti, Andrew Wutawunashe, Creflo Dollay, Chris Oyakhilome and Morris Serulo among others,” he said.