Founder and leader of the Glorious Word and Power Ministries International, Reverend Isaac Owusu Bempah, has finally responded to the harsh criticisms he has been receiving from a cross section of Ghanaians in the past few days.
The famous man of God has been under both verbal and physical attack on a branch of his church for a number of prophecies he delivered on New Year’s eve.
Speaking on behalf of Owusu Bempah, the official spokesperson for the church, Reverend Nana Mensa Ofori, said he will not retract the prophecies because they were revelations given to him by God.
“Their request has no grounding. He was not the one who said it but God spoke through him. It is only God who can reverse the prophecies, not Papa Owusu Bempah. He is only a vessel that was used for that purpose of conveying the message. God cannot direct him to speak on a particular subject and will say a different thing”, he said.
In the ‘controversial’ Watch Night Service, Rev. Bempah was on record to have said that an ex-president and a former first lady would die in the course of the year adding that a national Islamic funeral beckons which would be the funeral of a Vice President of a sitting President and a Chief Imam, if nothing is done to avert the doom.
This statement has caused a nationwide rebuke by Ghanaians and has also led to an attack on one of his church branches by some irate Muslim youth in Accra.
Reverend Nana Ofori Mensah also said, “The decision for Rev Owusu Bempah to apologize and retract will not hold. If God speaks through me that next year you will be rich and I convey that message to you and you examine yourself that it is not impossible and confront…asking me to stand before the public to announce a counter-prophecy…if I do that I really do not know the God I am working with… it means I said it at the first instance on my own volition”.