By Dr. Michael J.K. Bokor
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Folks, all those so-called Men-of-God doing anti-Mahama politics in diverse ways and prophesying electoral victory for Akufo-Addo know that they are fast becoming a public nuisance, especially after the barrage of prophecies from them prior to Elections 2008 and 2012 ended in smoke.
We heard a lot from them in the pre-election season; but when reality struck, they changed the rhythm and began striking ugly discordant chords to create the impression that supported the useless petition before the Supreme Court. The loudest and most pitiable of them all—Rev. Owusu Bempah—even prophesied death for President Mahama and went ahead to make subversive utterances that Ghana would burn if the Supreme Court didn’t declare Akufo-Addo the winner.
What happened? He rather heightened his inanities by turning his searchlight on the Asantehene (Otumfuo Osei Tutu II) and generated rumours about his death. Much happened to prove that this Owusu Bempah is nothing but an unrepentant rabble-rouser in Christendom. I am surprised that Asanteman hasn’t pursued the matter to teach him the bitter lesson that he needs to learn and shape up.
Many others made similar ugly noises regarding the electoral humiliation of Akufo-Addo, but Ghana has remained intact ever since. Complaints from them about their dwindling fortunes in terms of low tithes and offertory from their church members—because of the harsh economic realities in the country—suggest that they see President Mahama as an easy bull’s eye to hit with their political rhetoric disguised as prophesy. And they are so shortsighted as not to know that their pronouncements betray them as politicians in cassock (or any attire that they wear to pursue their vocation).
These NPP-oriented Men-of-God have become irrelevant to some of us. They have lost their bearings and are worth nothing but concentrated scorn and contempt.
As if they haven’t caused enough nuisance already, they are still abroad, torturing our ears with more vain prophecies—and being haunted by the ghosts of their own lies. They are looking over their shoulders and seeking public sympathy. Here is one of them:
“Leader and Founder of Church of Rabbi Prophet Kwabena Tawiah says his life is under threat for speaking the truth. According to him, he has been receiving threatening messages from anonymous people after he prophesied that Nana Akufo-Addo, flagbearer of the opposition New Patriotic Party (NPP) would win the 2016 elections.
In an interview with Adom News, Prophet Tawiah disclosed the “faceless” individuals have also set what he described as “spiritual traps” to terminate his life after his prophesy.” (See http://www.ghanaweb.com/GhanaHomePage/NewsArchive/Prophet-fears-for-his-life-after-Akufo-Addo-prophesy-365126).
Folks, these so-called Men-of-God constantly bothering us with prophesies abo9ut Akufo-Addo’s electoral fortunes are on a fool’s errand, which runs counter to their own Biblical precepts (Deuteronomy 18:22—“If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, so do not be alarmed. If only they find themselves in Jerusalem one day, they appreciate what it takes to be their type of prophets” (New International Version). Thanks to my friend, Apau Walter Prosper, for this insightful reference).
We will continue to laugh these charlatans to scorn for as long as they give us cause to do so. With all that “gift” of prophesy, why couldn’t they foretell the June 3 flood-and-fire disaster that has thrown the country into sorrow? Or is their “gift” of prophesy limited to only an electoral victory for Akufo-Addo? And who cares about such bogus prophecies to intend harming them in consequence?
Beefing up personal security? What did the Elijahs, Jeremiahs, Elishas, and the many God-inspired prophets do whenever their prophecies sank deep to rattle and nettle kings and the Establishment? Beef up their “personal security” or draw nigh to the God who empowered them in their mission and took care of their earthly needs to survive and continue their ministry? Not so for the Ghanaian Men-of-God!
True Men-of-God don’t fear their fellow human beings, especially if they believe that their prophecies are genuine and divinely inspired. They look up to the God whom they serve to provide for and protect them. Why are the Ghanaian ones so weak and loose? Where is their God to protect them? Has he deserted them all too soon?
Tweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaa to them and their trickery, chicanery, and treachery!! Their kind of politically motivated prophesy is more than ridiculous. It is sickening!!
I shall return…
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