A Two- time Independent Presidential Candidate in Ghana, Jacob Osei Yeboah a.k.a JOY has prescribed for the church buildings of prophets who predict doom for the country to be pulled down to serve a deterrent to others, mynewsgh.com reports.
According to him, that is the only way that Ghana as a country can check the spate of doom prophecies for the nation from the pulpits which has become fashionable for men of God to test their powers at the end of every year.
“If you come and prophesy that 24 people would die in an accident on the Cape Coast Road and it actually comes to pass, you church building must be pulled down and you be sacked from the country; if we do that, all the doom prophecies would cease”, he said in an interview on Okay FM monitored by mynewsgh.com on Monday.
He says the idea of prophecies is that, “God reveals in order to redeem” so if your prophecy doesn’t bring repentance to change what God has planned, then what was the purpose of it.
JOY also subtly cast a shade at the founder and leader of the Glorious Word and Power Ministries, Apostle Dr Isaac Owusu Bempah whom he says prophesies one thing and later backtracks if it backfires.
“Such people are able to prophesy about the Chief Imam and it would get the Muslim Community infuriated and cause them to storm the church premises to throw stones; and then he will come back to backtrack his words, apologize and later slaughter a sheep”, he teased.
The politician who said the 2020 election would be a three-way contest between himself, John Dramani Mahama of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and Nana Akufo Addo of the ruling New Patriotic Party (NPP) said any Christian who would vote for the other two would be punished by God.
“People are spilling blood in this country just to get power so if you call yourself a Christian and you go and vote for the NPP or the NDC, that means you have spoilt your vote while you have an alternative in me”, he said.
He said in 2020, “vote is your wisdom”.