President of Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Apostle Prof. Opoku Onyinah has urged prophets to subject themselves to training so they could use the prophetic ministry judiciously.
According to Apostle Onyinah, Prophecy is meant to encourage, comfort and exalt people, therefore when someone has been called into the prophetic ministry; the person has the ability to have revelations, but not to cause fear and panic.
With this, he said, the person could prophesy but could do more than prophesying and the person may have the gift of knowledge, word of wisdom, the gift of discernment and at times the gift of interpretation.
Apostle Onyinah who is the Chairman of the Church of Pentecostal said this at a Press Conference organised by Kingdom Equip Network last Wednesday in Accra.
“Prophecy is real, indeed God speaks through prophecy and there are some people who are gifted with the gift of prophecy while others are prophets which are not the same,” he said.
Highlighting on the spiritual gifts, Apostle Onyinah explained the difference between the gift of Wisdom and word of knowledge, saying the gift of wisdom gives an individual the ability to see visions, the ability to have special dreams to perceive or have insight of situation while the word of knowledge would give an individual the ability to understand revelations.
“Without these gifts, someone cannot be called through the ministry of prophet and unfortunately some people who have the gift of prophecy have assumed the role of prophets and are those people who come out with some false prophecies. I pray that, they will subject themselves to some training because, there are a lot of theological seminaries in the country, so if they will humble themselves and attend such training, God will strengthen their gifts to become beneficial to the country instead of bringing doom,” he stated.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the rampant prophecies in the public domain, he stressed that, the media sometimes encourage them, because the media pay attention to those who give the false prophecies.
“If the media will not take prophecies which some prophets blow out of proportion to the public, the public will not hear such prophecies, therefore the media is playing a key role to promote prophecies in public domain,” Apostle Onyinah noted.
Encouraging Ghanaians, he pointed out that, they should not fear such prophecies because prophecies are not meant to destroy Christians but to encourage, comfort and exalt them.
Touching on accountability, Apostle Onyinah indicated that, some churches are not under any Council such as Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Christian Council Ghana (CCG), Catholic Bishops’ Conference, among others hence do not account to any body which would call them to order or sanction them when they erred.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS