A popular church Bishop has allegedly gone to heaven after dying here on earth only to come back to life again after sometime.
Bishop Susan Ziki Dube
Bishop Susan Ziki Dube, a Zimbabwean church leader has claimed she died and went to heaven and has been allowed back to Earth to spread the word of God and perform miracles.
The leader of an apostolic church in Africa has described the moment she died on a hospital bed and her soul travelled up to the holy gates and entered a place called the Third Heaven.
Bishop Susan Ziki Dube, founder of the Holy Baptist Apostolic Church of Christ in Africa, said her spirit was welcomed into heaven but then she was sent back to spread the word of Christ and help those in need.
And ever since her return, her church patrons have claimed she has performed miracles.
Bishop Susan's aunt says she finally conceived a baby after suffering for years and having had four tragic miscarriages while another unnamed patron claims to have been cured of cancer.
Another claimed she has survived being struck by a bolt of lightning.
Bishop Susan said: "What made me start my church is the fact I died at one point while I was in hospital. Before then I had already started praying for people at the age of 19 in my rural home of Masvingo in Zimbabwe.
"As I was told, while nurses waited for the doctor to come to find out what had happened to me, I saw myself going into Heaven. When I entered each of these layers of Heaven, I would see angels and they would tell me to proceed. But when I reached the Third Heaven, I was met by an angel who told me to go back to life, start a church, preach and heal.
"People were bemused when I woke up because the ward was for critically ill people. But I woke up, and started walking around the ward seeing other patients. I even spent three days speaking only in tongues."
She said she now helps people from as far as Britain, Switzerland, Nigeria and Germany who phone her up for help after hearing of her reputation to solve seemingly impossible problems.
She said: "When they phone, I pray with them. When a person wants a job, even if they are in Dubai, I pray with them while they fill out their application forms, or if it’s online, they touch the screen of the computer. Those who need citizenship or work permits, I also do the same. Eventually they phone back when they have realised results."
She said she has a strict way of performing the miracles.
"As the angel instructed, we use the Bible," she said. "For healing I use sea salt, holy oil, holy water, fish oil or milk if there is a problem which requires such a method. But we don’t use stones. Our emphasis is also to teach people to have faith and pray.
"I converse with the angel through visions, or I hear a voice, or I just get a revelation during an ordinary conversation."