General News of Monday, 11 February 2013
The founder and leader of Glorious Word Ministry International, Rev. Isaac Owusu Bempah has lambasted the Presiding Bishop of the Word Miracle Church International, Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare, for speaking out against a prophecy he (Owusu Bempah) gave about President John Dramani Mahama.
Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare at a sermon on Sunday February 10 at the Perez Dome of the Word Miracle Church in Accra, declared that “President Mahama will not die a premature death” as prophesied by Rev. Owusu Bempah.
Rev. Owusu Bempah prophesied that President John Dramani Mahama will die this year unless the President and his advisers take steps to reverse it.
The well-known man of God, who had earlier prophesied the death in of the late President John Atta-Mills and former Vice President Aliu Mahama in 2012,as well as a plane crash on December 31, 2011 in an interview on Adom FM, said this calamity can be averted if Ghanaians especially the President will seek the face of God in prayers and draw closer to him.
In his sermon, Bishop Agyin-Asare described the Prophecy of Rev. Owusu-Bempah as causing fear and panic, adding; “pastorally and scripturally it is unethical.”
However, Rev. Owusu-Bempah who was obviously not happy with what Bishop Asare said retorted that his fellow man of God is ‘ignorant of what the Bible says’.
He alluded to the fact that had the man of God critically studied the Bible and the things of God, he would not have come out with such comments.
Speaking in an interview on Peace FM during Midday news bulletin, Rev. Owusu Bempah said: “when the deaths of former President Mills and Aliu Mahama happened, these same people accused me of delaying in coming out with that prophecy, so why should he condemn it when I have come out to say it...they are not prophets and so they should keep quiet - God spoke to me and that is what I said...”
He totally disagrees with the Bishop’s assertion, claiming; “What does he mean by it is not scriptural? He is not making sense at all; it is absurd. Should we not pray if God has revealed to redeem. What will be my benefit if the President dies? I don’t understand why the issue is being politicised.I will not listen to what they are saying because they are not spiritual people. I will continue to pray for the country…”
He said members of the Glorious Word Ministry International are already fasting and praying; seeking the face of God to avert the prophecy from coming to pass.