The First Vice President of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rt. Rev. Sam Korankye Ankrah has urged Christian leaders not to cause unnecessary tension with prophecies as Ghanaians prepare to vote in next year’s general elections.
According to him, prophecies about who would win the election next year should be kept to themselves but not to put it out in the public domain to create tension in the nation.
“Some of these prophecies they should take them into prayers and pray for them or discuss with their Council and elders because when you throw these things in the public domain it becomes a bit chaotic”, he said.
Speaking on a side-line interview with GPCC News Team at a National Delegates Conference of the Ghana Pentecostal and Charismatic Council (GPCC), Rev. Ankrah said there are members of both New Patriotic Party (NPP) and National Democratic Congress (NDC) in every church, therefore when the prophecy comes and it favours one party, it agitates the other leading to divisions in the Church.
“If they have heard from God, nobody disputes that but they must know how to handle it in order not to bring chaos in the church and the country as a whole,” the reverend minister said.
He urged Ghanaians not to react when they hear such prophecies but pray more because they have heard such prophesies in the past which did not happen while others happened.
Advising Ghanaians, the Apostle General noted that an election is not a war front so when a prophecy comes that your party would lose , it should rather encourage party members to go out to campaign and vote but not to make them agitated or create unnecessary tension to cause fight.
“Party members must campaign, sell your message, the fact that someone went to sleep and came back to say party A or B is going to win does not mean it is true so party members should stay calm whether the prophecy is in your favour or not,” he advised.
Rev. Ankrah who is also the General Overseer of Royalhouse Chapel urged political parties and their members to have a decent campaign among other electoral processes so that at the end of the day God would have his way.
Advising the youth before and during election, he asked them to accept messages of political parties but must make sure they do not channel their energy through unproductive activity during elections.
According to him, the church is spiritual as well as physical organisation who represent God. “We represent God, the Church represents God’s voice and mind. Therefore if national development is retarded due to corruption then the church must speak out and give direction.”
This, he said, does not mean the church is free from corruption because there are some pastors and men of God who also corrupt.
SOURCE: GPCC NEWS