General News of Monday, 11 February 2013
The Presiding Bishop of the Word Miracle Church International has declared that “President Mahama will not die a premature death” as prophesied by the founder and leader of the Glorious Word Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah.
Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare has also described as “pastorally and scripturally unethical”, Rev Owusu Bempah’s recourse to the media with his alleged prophesy.
At a sermon on Sunday February 10 at the Perez Dome of the Word Miracle Church in Accra, Bishop Charles Agyin Asare told his congregation that the sole purpose of Rev. Owusu Bempah’s prophesies was “to create panic and despair”.
He said: “By the authority vested in me as a prophet and an apostle to the nations and also as one of the spiritual watchmen at the gates of this nation and with the authority of heaven behind me, I declare that President John Mahama will not die a premature death before his time but he will live to declare the works of God”.
Rev. Owusu Bempah last week revealed on Adom FM, a private radio station that President Mahama will die this year unless the President and his advisers took steps to reverse it.
He said the President and the people around him should take to prayers to reverse the revelation which he claimed he received from God on the night of December 31, 2012 and subsequently announced at the Church’s end of year service.
Rev. Owusu Bempah claimed several attempts to get to the President to warn him have been stifled. “I have not been able to meet the President and inform him”, he said adding: “A similar thing happened when I prophesied about the late President Mills, but they turned me away.”
However in contrast with Owusu Bempah's prophesies, Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare said: “In the bible when God told Isaiah to go to King Ezekiah to tell him he will die, he went to him not, stand in the Temple,” suggesting: “If this said minister was not gaining access to the President because of protocol, he should have gone to see the President’s pastor who would have led him to the President,”
He added that “the only time prophets went to town with their prophesy was when the King refused to repent”.
Beside the doomsday prophesy concerning late President Mills’, Rev Owusu Bempah is also claimed to have prophesied the death of late former Vice President Aliu Mahama.
He also purportedly foresaw the crashing of a plane in Ghana last year just before the accident happened which killed ten people near the El-Wak stadium close to the Kotoka International Airport.
Bishop Agyin Asare continued, “God has not called us to prophesy the death of people but to give them life and to intercede for them”, adding “We should not pride ourselves that we are prophesying the death of people”, saying: “As an Apostle and a Prophet of God, I neutralize anything prophesied against the President, spoken against him, invoked against him, any psychic commands and demands and any agreements of witches and wizards and I decree that the counsel of the Lord alone concerning him that shall stand”.
Bishop Agyin Asare urged Rev. Owusu Bempah “to be a man of God” and “preach the word”.
Beside the prophesied death of the President, Rev Owusu Bempah has also predicted that the main opposition NPP will win the election fraud petition filed by the party’s 2012 Flagbearer Nana Akufo Addo and two others who are currently challenging the 2012 election results at the Supreme Court.