I Didn’t Receive Land Cruiser Gift From Mahama—Agyin Asare Tells Critics Over Death Prophecy
The Presiding Bishop of the Word Miracle International Church, Charles Agyin Asare has denied receiving a Land Cruiser Vehicle as a gift from President John Mahama as alleged by a member of the main opposition New Patriotic Party’s Communication team member Hopeson Adorye.
A statement of denial issued by the Church signed by its Metropolitan Bishop Rt. Rev. Benjamin Ohene Aboagye said: “We vigorously refute the allegation and state that it is not true”.
The Church strongly asserted: “His Eminence has not received any vehicle from His Excellency the President of the Republic”, noting that: “The vehicle at the disposal of Bishop Agyin Asare, in the first place, is not a Land Cruiser and it is an official vehicle of the Word Miracle Church”.
The statement also mentioned that: “The Presiding Bishop does not want to engage Mr. Adorye in a Theological debate”.
Hopeson Adorye allegedly made the allegation on private radio station Peace FM following the Bishop’s description of a doomsday Prophesy concerning President Mahama by the Founder and leader of the Glorious Word Ministry International, Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah as “pastorally and scripturally unethical” and meant “to create panic and despair”.
Rev Owusu Bempah revealed two weeks ago on private radio station Adom FM that President Mahama will die this year unless the President and his advisers took steps to reverse the prophesy.
He said the President and the people around him should take to prayers to reverse the revelation which he claimed he received from God on the night of December 31, 2012 and subsequently announced at the Church’s end of year service.
Rev Owusu Bempah claimed several attempts to get to the President to warn him have been stifled. “I have not been able to meet the President and inform him”, he said adding: “A similar thing happened when I prophesied about the late President Mills, but they turned me away.”
However, Bishop Agyin Asare declared in Church on Sunday February 10, 2013 that “President Mahama will not die a premature death” as prophesied by Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah.
Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare declared said in his sermon at the Perez Dome of the Word Miracle Church in Accra that: “By the authority vested in me as a prophet and an apostle to the nations and also as one of the spiritual watchmen at the gates of this nation and with the authority of heaven behind me, I declare that President John Mahama will not die a premature death before his time but he will live to declare the works of God”.
Bishop Charles Agyin-Asare chastised Rev Owusu Bempah for making the alleged revelation public through the media by admonishing that : “In the Bible when God told Isaiah to go to King Hezekiah to tell him he will die, he went to him, not stand in the Temple”, suggesting: “If this said minister was not gaining access to the President because of protocol, he should have gone to see the President’s pastor who would have led him to the President,” stressing that: “The only time prophets went to town with their prophesy was when the King refused to repent”.
Bishop Agyin Asare noted “God has not called us to prophesy the death of people but to give them life and to intercede for them”, adding: “We should not pride ourselves that we are prophesying the death of people”, saying: “As an Apostle and a Prophet of God, I neutralize anything prophesied against the President, spoken against him, invoked against him, any psychic commands and demands and any agreements of witches and wizards and I decree that the counsel of the Lord alone concerning him that shall stand”. Bishop Agyin Asare urged Rev Owusu Bempah “to be a man of God” and “preach the word”.
His condemnation of Owusu Bempah sparked a lot of media discussion on the matter culminating in the allegation by Hopeson Adorye.