[Lesson learned: Never approach a lion while it is feasting/Rumble]
A South African man recently learned the hard way that the “Holy Spirit” isn’t necessarily an effective method of animal control.
Prophet Alec Ndiwane was recently touring South Africa’s Kruger National Park, with fellow members of his Zion Christian Church group, until eventually driving up to a pride of lions hungrily feasting on a recently caught impala, reports GhanaWeb.
Seeing this as the perfect opportunity to show the power of the Lord, Ndiwane apparently went into a trance-like state and began speaking in tongues. The prophet proceed to take things even further by opening up his car door and charging straight towards the feeding lions.
The show of force was apparently intended to demonstrate the Lord’s miraculous power over the creatures of the earth.
Apparently this group of wild animals never got that memo.
The lion pride immediately responded by aggressively defending their kill. This caused the prophet to second-guess his decision, as he turned and ran in the opposite direction.
Unfortunately, that didn’t happen before one the lions managed to land a quick swipe with its claws right along Ndiwane’s posterior.
Luckily, a game warden was able to eventually scare off the offended lions by shooting off his gun in the air.
As for Ndiwane, he was immediately sent off for emergency surgery on his buttocks, where he was lucky enough to be left with only some stitches after an overnight stay in the hospital, as well as a few questions about where it all went wrong.
“I do not know what came over me,” he said. ‘I thought the Lord wanted to use me to show his power over animals. Is it not we were given dominion over all creatures of the earth?”
One commenter made a good point: The prophet needs to get dominion over his brain first!