RelZim.org recently reported on the controversy stirred by a young Prophet Passion. Trying to understand better the situation with prophets, we talked to Prophet Bothwell Phiri of River of Life. “Biblically, prophets never were better than others but simply fulfilled their mandate according to how GOD ordained them. Reading peoples IDs was never a part of the gospel. It is advertising oneself by merchandising the gift for self-promotion” said Prophet Bothwell.
While Owen Jonifani of Vine Trans-denominational Ministries had this to say, “Prophet Passion is presumptuous like Elijah. Elijah had the mentality that he was the only prophet who had not bowed down to Baal but God told him that there were other hundreds of prophets from God who did not bow down to Baal.” And he continued, “A fish thinks that the whole world is covered with water because it stays in water so are the prophets who, like Passion, have not seen others out there.”
Mlinde of Praise and Corship Centre (Edumisweni) said, “Christians should be careful about these prophets who go out publishing themselves because the devil can also raise pillow prophets, why should one brag about the gift of God?”
Minister Trust of Harvest House International said “there is nothing special about telling other people’s ID numbers and why should one say he is the only one? There are other people who can tell you your ID like Emmanuel Makandiwa. I concentrate on issues that affect people in life not ID numbers and the gift of good is for the edification of the Church, nothing more.”
Ladies and gentlemen brothers and sisters, if telling me my ID number will raise my faith, surely let it be said out!
It is important to refer to Old Testament theology when dealing with prophecy, and in this context Hebraic view of a prophet.
It is so sad to talk about this topic, especially as a response to the current dealings of some of us in ministry today.
Well, a prophet is simply a mouth piece of God of the bible(in this context true prophet of God) and everything that was said was/is for the edification of the body of Christ. Prophecy was to remind people of the oracles of God, so that relationship with the divine could once more be established and Not to edify a human personality.
I personall should assert that a prophet must point people to God and not to themselves. Let us reverence God and honor him and his son Jesus christ the head of the Chruch and the person of the Holy spirit.
I am sorry to conclude that we have this magnitude of confusion because. 1. Lack of both biblical and theological training a mong many who are serving God, 2. Lack of submission to mentor, so everyone is out there to make a name, 3. There are no old prophets who should give flow of the stated gift, or 4. Most of us are ignorant of everything. I am not condeming anyone or justifyiing none, but lifting up the word of the Lord.
it is wise ladies and gentlemen not to criticise a man of God with words that the whole world will see.who knows what the impact of your criticism will cause on the body of Christ.By the same words we will be judged .if we are wise enough ,why cant we go to these so-called deviant prophets and advise them with wisdo privately.because of such comments,the church is becoming the laughing stock of the world because of u.”be wise as serpents and meek as doves”
A prophet does not do anything by his own power but by the Spirit of God who works in Him, all the prophets in the Bible did not choose to see what God showed them. Let’s not be quick to judge lest we find ourselves opposing what God is doing. God works in many miraculous ways to make people believe in Him. Jesus himself did many miraculous signs, others questioned all that he did, others said that he had a demon, but others believed in Him.
Another thing is that the Spirit of God is so dynamic, we cannot exactly limit God to events that happened in the Bible, God’s ways are far much higher than ours.
How can i believe if someone says iam going to die next month and i should repent lest i die.obviously i need something to convict me,and that GOD is speaking to me.thats why we do forensic prophecy,its only to make you believe what is GOD is saying.old testament prophets were of the old ,there are prophets of the new.GOD has many ways to draw attention and advertise HIMSELF,to win many souls.that is why every service many give there life to JESUS.So why complain
let he that is without sin cast the first stone – why do you perceive the speckle in another’s eye and overlook the beam that is in your own eye?
There is nothing wrong with telling people their IDs & ADDRESSES,even he Lord Jesus told Nathaniel on how he saw him sitting under the juniper tree.The problem is when one thinks he is the only one who can do that.Besides GOD’s word says GOD knows you by name,so why the fuss on the correctness of telling people their IDs,ADDRESSES???
prophet passion is true man of God used to bring the youths,old and world at large to Christ Jesus.Pastor alfred ZAmbia
Prophet Passion is a true gift of God , i grew up with him when he started small..he is not a cultic we live in the same house stayed together in Capetown at once, i know his going out and his coming in , so stop saying what you do not know, for as many are called a few are chosen. He is highly annointed of God dont be jealous of the annointing of God other Prophets there in Zimbabwe. Touch not my annointed ones and do my Prophets know harm . So rather keep silent if you have nothing to Deliever. He carries Gods annointing and i respect PROPHET PASSION for that.
Go papa Go,,,the bible says believe in God and his prophets,,,,surely papa Prophet Passion is a true prophet of Jehovah Bhobhojani,,,i luv u Prophet