One of the most difficult things to do in this world is leading people. It takes great skill, character and determination to be an effective leader. It also takes time, effort and patience to work with people.
Let me also establish that, we worship a God of prophecy, which many have “Abused”. God has established His credentials throughout the Bible as the One and only true God, emphasising His Prophetic powers through His word. Unfortunately, many so called prophets and teachers make the prophetic ministry a mockery. Such people have given reasons to people to disrespect the once feared ministry. In my over 22 years in ministry, I have never seen such blatant abuse of the prophetic ministry as we seeing today.
Prophetic Abusers are those who use their position to take advantage of ordinary people. He takes advantage of them to feed his parochial interest and selfish ambition. 2 Peter 2:2 and Jude 4 warns believers about how certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation. The abuser claims he is raising souls for Christ, yet if you do not buy an item such as oil, pomade or pay consultation fee, you will never see him. God’s gifts to His ministers are free. Such people work their way into people’s lives, win their trust and confidence, then take advantage and ravish them. They make pronouncements to cow them into submission, they appear very domineering, arrogant and very unapologetic in their statements. I dare say, genuine prophets with great anointing are very simple, humble and very relational.
Tragically, the history of the prophetic ministry in the last few years features countless abuses and scandals of all kinds. Today, it is difficult to preach to someone without people questioning the motive of the preacher. No matter the level of the preacher’s education, years in ministry, social impact in his community and achievements, society still considers every preacher as fake, uneducated and desperate. Without checking the background of preachers, some people, media houses and bloggers slam everybody into one box and nail them; “the good, the bad and the ugly”..
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Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
Rev. Prophet Luke Luki Barson is the Senior Pastor at Liberty House Christian Centre at Tema Community 25.
He has studied at the University of Ghana, the Methodist University College and the Christian Service University College.
He is currently a PhD student at the University of South Africa.