THE DAMAGE FALSE PROPHETS DO
It is not an overstatement to say that false prophets and prophetesses are marriage 'killers'. They churn out all manner of satanic prophecies to break up marriages. More often than not, they will tell the man that the Lord said the woman is a witch and that he should divorce her and marry another woman.
In most cases, the false prophets and prophetesses will be the ones to choose for them who to marry, thus setting the stage for their marital life to be ruined. I have always maintained that these deceivers are not to blame for the crises precipitated in most homes by these evil men and women.
It is the victims that are to blame. Why? They are disobedient to the Word of the Lord Jesus Christ hence they are reaping the fruits of their disobedience. In Matthew 24: 24, the Lord, who knew and still knows the end from the beginning, had warned the believers against fraternizing with false prophets and prophetesses but they have failed to heed His warning.
In Hosea 4:6, the Bible says: 'My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shall be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children'. Most believers don't study the Word of God to be able to counter the antics of these deceivers that is why they easily fall prey to these agents of the devil. Believers should always summon up the courage to challenge them whenever they do things that are diametrically antithetical to the Holy Bible.
Marriages have been the primary target of these satanic ministers ostensibly to enslave the men having successfully talked them into throwing out their wives and marrying the women chosen for them. I have of late been inundated with calls by men and women whose marriages have been broken up by false prophets and prophetesses.
In August last year when I did a piece entitled, Are Nigerian prophets Fake or Real?', a Nigerian of Igbo extraction resident in the United States of America called me to lament how a false prophet broke up his marriage.
According to him, before his wife joined him in the God's own country, a certain false prophet in Nigeria was always extorting money from her, adding that the agent of the devil even dispossessed her of the car he bought for her. Disturbed by the development, the man said he asked the wife to join him in US, thinking that would put the kibosh on the antics of the deceiver. How mistaken he was! The false prophet, according to him, continued to manipulate the woman from Nigeria until she packed out of her matrimonial home and headed for Canada with a friend where she reportedly embraced Islam with her children.
The man spoke with me for 18 minutes, almost weeping. Again on Sunday May 9, 2010, shortly on my return from church, a woman called from Port Harcourt, bemoaning the 'killing' of their marriage by a false prophetess who runs a church along New Amechi Road, off Ikwerre Road, close to School of Nursing in GRA, Port Harcourt whom she alleged to have manipulated her husband out of their marriage. According to her, the suspected false prophetess told her husband that she was a witch and that he should divorce her and marry another wife, citing the separation between Abraham and Lot when they had a dispute to corroborate her (prophetess') point.
She lamented that her husband heeded the advice of the deceiver and divorced her and married the first daughter of the prophetess. In her words: 'I want to let you know that a notorious, very wayward liar and satanic agent masquerading as a prophet break (sic) my marriage. There are alots of opportunists, occultic agents, deceits (sic), sadists and wayward people claiming to be clergys (sic) lately forgetting that the office of the clergy is not just for anybody. Their conduct is a shame to Christendom.
My very sad experience has made me lose confidence in attending a church. I study my Bible regularly because I know God is never tired of listening and He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. My experience in the hands of a highly promiscuous, self-acclaimed clergy (name withheld) of an occultic home called a church (name also withheld) will soon be in the tabloid as I must hold an elaborate press conference to sensitize the general public on (sic) this sacrilegious act'.
There was also a case of a driver who took ill in 2007 when I was at the Bible College. The Rector of the college, Pastor Paul Olagunju and I had prayed with him and counselled him to believe the Lord for his healing.
He disregarded our counsel and ended up in a prophet's church at Igando, Lagos, where he was told that his wife was a witch and that she was the one behind his ailment. He was reportedly asked to divorce the woman and marry another woman from the church. The man has abandoned his wife, a fish seller with three children. Pastor Olagunju, who was visiting the fellow from time to time, was given a stern warning not to visit him again.
There are several other cases that space will not permit me to cite in this piece to bolster my point that false prophets and prophetesses should be avoided because they are of the devil. But the question is, why are people still trooping to their homes and churches when it is obvious that they are not of God? If they were of God, assuredly, they will not deceive the people and they will not break up marriages.
I have pointed out in unequivocal terms in my previous articles that if a Christian does not know the right place of worship, such a person should ask the Holy Spirit to direct him/her. They should stopped being deceived by this unnecessary noise of miracles happening here and there. Most of these miracles are performed with powers from mysterious sources. I am not saying there are no genuine miracles. If you are born again and have faith in the Lord, there is no miracle the Lord cannot use you to perform. In John 14:12, Jesus Christ says: 'Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works shall he do; because I go unto my Father'. A word is enough for the wise.