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16.02.2013 Religion

Beware Men Of God

By Rev.De-Graft Frimpong
Rev. Isaac Owusu BempahRev. Isaac Owusu Bempah
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Why will a man of God be considered a false prophet when he prophesies the doom of a nation, a king or a president? Prophet Isaiah prophesied death and destruction to nations, kings and people. The same prophet prophesied doom to king Hezakiah that he was going to die. Later prophet Isaiah went to the king and said God said he would not die.

He continued that the Lord has added another fifteen years to his life. Hezekiah reacted in amazement, "You have just prophesied I am going to die and you come back to tell me I will not die. How would you consider such a prophet? A fake or a genuine man of God?

Prophet Owusu Bempah is a great Prophet of the Most High God, therefore let no man despise his prophesies. As a prophet I have given so many prophesies and they came to pass. However, when a man of God makes mistake in life that does not make him a false prophet(even though he might have talked or reacted bad in responds to what Bishop Agyin Asare said.) or a fake minister.

The fact that prophet Owusu Bempah saw the vision and God did not reveal it to the other men of God does not mean he was just prophesying from his belly. God speaks and He keeps speaking.The God of yesterday is the same God today, tomorrow and forever.

The Lord said,"And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit." (Joel 2:28-29).

Even though we all preach the gospel, the works of a prophet is different from that of a pastor. The work of a pastor is different from that of a teacher and in the same way, the work of teacher is different from that of a an Evangelist. However, it is of the same spirit of unity and the love of God. It is very good we preach about the false ministers among us.

Now most people have their views centered on prophets as the only false ministers. We have false apostles, pastors, evangelist and teachers. It is clearly a sin when one fails to give respect to whom respect is due.

We have great men of God in Ghana and the world as a whole. We have senior men of God and junior men of God. Some who are fathers to many sons in the pastoral kingdom.

Now if a senior pastor finds out that his brother or a friend who are pastors are doing something bad or shameful, they should either talk to them or rebuke them in closed doors rather than rebuke a fellow man of God in the presence of the congregation or on the radio, thus making people think you are better off than your fellow pastors.

As pastors, we have to unite to fight the devil and his manipulations against our nation and Christianity. Now there is this issue of gays(men getting married to men). What are we saying about this as men of God?

There are more things to preach about and talk about than accusing or talking against or disgracing great men of God in our churches and on the radio stations and in public places. I beseech the ministers of God to respect each other and be very mindful of how we talk and deal with each other.

Let us talk and rebuke in the knowledge of God with all wisdom and understanding. It is not very good for men of God to be exchanging words in public. The pulpit is not the platform for exchanging insulting words with other men of God Such attitude only destroys the church.

We should try to change our ways if we are being confronted by fellow men of God. We should try always to control our temper and our words in the time of pain and anger. Since man is fallible, we should be our brothers keeper and consider our reactions and ways if not for anything, for the sake of the kingdom of God.

I have been thinking deeply about the public prophecy of Rev. Owusu Bempah. I think he should revisit his ministerial ethics one more time. When you receive a message from God, it is probably "for your information" or "for your declaration" A man of God must apply divine restraint in this. I think in this case out of respect for the high seat of our country, Prophet Bempah should have gone to the president to relay the message he has heard from God.

As a Christian, I don't have any shred of doubt in my mind as to whether God can speak or reveal imminent calamity or misfortune to people more so a prophet whether major or minor. It is with this background that for the past days I have been looking for opportunity to speak with Rev. Wengham.

Among all the pastoral commentaries that I have heard on radio, television and in the papers, It is his comments that disappoints me the most! Naturally I expect him to be emotional about the issue because the president is a member of his church, the Assemblies of God, and also he and his people are the ones praying for the president (these are his own words).

This may be the reason why he has been appointed to the board of Ghana prisons. This notwithstanding, Wengham is equally guilty of some of the very things he accuses Prophet. Owusu Bempah of! He makes such errors that are very basic to the Christian faith and scripture.

1. He says that he and his ilk are the ones who pray for the president and they have not seen anything like what Rev. Bempah is saying. Wengham describes it as religious pomposity! Wengham seems to suggest that apart from him no one should see a vision?

2. He says that Ghana just buried a sitting president so its not possible that another president will die, or God will allow another president to die. This is infant logic!! 3. He says that Owusu Bempah should have gone to inform the president's pastor (probably he Wengham) about what he had seen. This is shocking and unbelievable!!

4. He calls on national security to arrest Bempah and charge him for causing fear and panic.........this statement from a colleague clergy is reckless and loose! (typical only of serial callers) This only reminds me of the days of Jesus Christ when the Pharasees and clergy went to the politicians to arrest one of their own (Jesus Christ) because his pronouncement was in "bad taste".

So because Rev. Wengham has now gained unrestrained access to "absolute power" having been appointed to the board of Prisons, his first victim will be his fellow shepherd? I have been disappointed gravely by the public prophecy of Rev. Owusu Bempah.

I think he should revisit his ministerial ethics one more time. When you receive a message from God, it is probably "for your information" or "for your declaration", a matured man of God must apply divine restraint in this. I think in this case out of respect for the high seat of our country Bempah should have gone to the president to relay the message he has heard from God.

As a Christian, I dont have any shred of doubt in my mind as to whether God can speak or reveal imminent calamity or misfortune to people more to a prophet whether major or minor. It is with this background that for the past 3 days I have been looking for opportunity to speak with Rev. Wengham.

Amongst all the pastoral commentaries that I have heard on radio, TV and in the papers, its his comments that disappoints me the most! Naturally I expect him to be emotional about the issue because the president is a member of his church the Assemblies of God, and also he and his people are the ones praying for the president (these are his own words) and may be for which reason he has been appointed to the board of Ghana prisons.

Notwithstanding He is equally guilty of some of the very things he accuses Rev. Owusu Bempah of! He makes such errors that are very basic to the Christian faith and scripture.

1. He says that he and his ilk are the ones who pray for the president and they have not seen any thing like what Bempah is saying....to me that is religious pomposity! So apart from you no one should see a vision?

2. He says that Ghana just buried a sitting president so its not possible that another president will die, or God will allow another president to die. This is infant logic? I wanted to hear some scripture backing his statement.

3. He says that Owusu Bempah should have gone to inform the president's pastor (probably he Wengham) about what he had seen. This suggestion is shocking and unbelievable!

4. He calls on national security to arrest Bempah and charge him for causing fear and panic. This statement from a colleague clergy is reckless and strange! (typical only of serial callers)

This only reminds me of the days of Jesus Christ when the Pharisees and clergy went to the politicians to arrest one of their own (Jesus Christ) because his pronouncement was in "bad taste". Is it because Rev. Wengham has now gained unrestrained access to "absolute power" having been appointed to the board of Prisons, his first victim will be his fellow shepherd?

With all humility I beseech the men of God to advise themselves and take a deep thought about this with a view to portraying a good example for the people of Ghana, the Christendom and the world as a whole. I salute all the men of God in Ghana. Greetings from your brethren in Europe.


Written by,Rev.De-Graft Frimpong
Founder and General Overseer of Great Power Christian International Ministry
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