I once attended a prophetic meeting with a pastor friend in August 2012, in Tema (name of church and Prophet withheld). The year 2012 was a challenging period for my family and I.
We were late, because I initially hesitated. Just when we entered the “prophet” walked to me and said “there was gold buried in my father’s compound in Bolga, but my father had a goddess-monkey which was sitting on the gold”. In my attempt to tell him I was not from Bolga, he shouted at me arrogantly to the applause of the congregation. Blind loyalty is as dangerous as ignorance. Most often, it is ignorant loyalists who urge these fake prophets on. Indeed, I am not from the Upper East, I am from the Upper West, I am not a Frafra, I am a Sissala, my wife is not an Ewe, she’s an Akyem. He went ahead to say a lady will take over my position in my office. Wawww!! Apart from my national service at Obuasi and voluntary service at Kanton Secondary school, in Tumu, I have never worked anywhere apart from ministering the gospel. At the time of his prophecy, I was well known in Tema and its environs. Also, at the time of his prophecy, I had been a minister of the gospel for nearly seventeen years (17).
My facial expression told him I wasn’t comfortable. He said things to embarrass me, bragging about his travels, the calibre of people who attend his church etc.
Ezekiel, the son of man condemned the prophets of Israel who claimed they were prophesying in the name of the Lord, but were prophesying messages that came from their own imagination.
“I, the Lord God, say those lying prophets are doomed! They don’t see visions- they make up their own messages….” (Ezekiel 13:1-10)
There must always be someone who will stand up for the truth. When preachers try to mix the gospel with the State and Governance, they lose their moral authority to rebuke corrupt public officials who plunder the nation. I know many good prophets in Ghana, but for fear of being attacked by hooligans and charlatans, who parade themselves as preachers, coil into their shells.
We need believers to read the Bible for themselves, so as to be able to distinguish between authentic and genuine men of God from fake and counterfeit ones…
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Stay blessed always and remember to love someone and mean it.
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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.