It is an open secret that we have been invaded by prophets and word is spreading like wild fire of prophesies making huge differences in believers’ lives. It is nothing new to see people, particularly women, rushing to a ‘man of God,’ as they have become to be called, for solutions. Naturally, these problems are marital as women are the first to salvage whatever is left of evidently irreconcilable differences.
My story today is a fascinating turn of events concerning one young family I am told sought divine intervention to their somewhat challenging, but once marital bliss now turned physiological torture. Admittedly, I do not have a bag bursting with details but I do know (from the woman’s story) that theirs did not turn out to be happy ever- afters.
The young couple reportedly sought the face of God through a self-acclaimed prophetess in one of the townships in Blantyre. As would be customary I presume, the couple visited her on several occasions, possibly attending her services so they could hear the voice of God about their situation. Whatever must have been their expectations, what came clear from their fellowshipping is not what believers expected and something that hit the woman the hardest.
Lo and behold, it must have hit her like an underground train because her voice said it all. Her prince charming had suddenly seen new light and headed straight for it. Hubby and prophet became an item in a twinkling of an eye, leaving her in the cold. Their very hope towards possible reconciliation and betterment of their union had become the object of her hatred.
Battered, hurt, frustrated and evidently incensed, the young woman found herself knocking on various doors in the hope of bringing her man back home, all in vain. This man was unstoppable and the woman of God was on fire. Wedding bells became audible. Before long and as word has it, irate neighbours, concerned citizens and all who heard of this tale disallowed their supposedly holy matrimony from taking place, as long as he was someone else’s husband. This did not stop the lovebirds as they eventually got married, by the moonlight.
Now, without being judgemental or wearing the holier than thou robe, is this the kind of help believers are looking for? Are we going to attribute this act to an instruction from God, that his servants should wreck other marriages?
In my little knowledge, I believe that the Bible is clear on various aspects of life, including the warning to guard against deceivers. The ability to discern too is spelt out in the Bible. With the sudden boom of prophets and prophesies becoming trendy, now is the time to activate those spiritual antennas lest we cry foul.
We do not need to be rocket scientists to depict danger. We need spiritualism, but it has to be the right kind. Examples of deplorable acts by faith and spiritual leaders are many. With desperation comes vulnerability to brain washing that can be fatal. Let us take charge of the situation before we have a repeat of the Ndirande fire massacre of a family in the name of spiritual emancipation.