With my hands shuddering and trembling, I write this confession and apology to Prophet Shepherd Bushiri, leader and founder of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) Church asking for his clemency and blessings for the things and bad publicity that I have done to this man of God.
Before I carry on, most of you might question why I have made this apology public and even published on Nyasa Times. It’s for the simple motivation that I also used online media to unenthusiastically expose the man of God and Nyasa Times is the one of the most read online papers in Malawi that guarantees me Prophet Bushiri will read this confession.
Lately, I have observed that a number of people who have been saying bad things about him have not lived long and most of them are not doing well in life. I am a breathing paradigm. Ever since I took it on my shoulders to damage the reputation of the man of God, my life has been full of desolation and appalling tribulations.
I feel bad that in spite of his hard work and love for Malawi, I spent wakeful nights looking for his few imperfections out of million perfections just to make sure that he is disgraced at all cost. Luckily, it seemed the more I tried, the more well-liked and trendy he became and now I can say God has indeed been using this man to reach out to his people not just with the gospel, but good works too, clearly proving that faith without good works is dead devotion.
His contributions to the country are some of the reasons that have put me to embarrassment for trying to denigrate him the way I did. His recent endorsement that all his international visitors should make Malawian Airlines as their first choice flight cannot be ignored and neither can we run away from the fact that his annual church gatherings that attract world attendance are contributing to our dwindling economy and the tourism sector.
His TV network, Prophetic Channel has employed a lot of people including friends I went to school with and we can notice from a detachment how great they are doing.
The issue of Kamlepo Kalua MP, also had me cornered towards this confession. You might recall that Hon. Kamlepo Kalua started way back contesting for a parliamentary seat but to no avail until he visited the man of God where a prophecy of miracle votes was given to him. Look at him now; he made it on People’s Party ticket while giants failed miserably on the same ticket.
Am not here to provide evidence to you how powerful he is, that’s for God to establish, but am simply sharing my story about him and how ghastly my life has turned into ever since I started writing only negative articles about the very same person who has contributed a lot to this nation and somebody who cares a lot for people around him. Let me not mention names, but most of the people against him have not lived long enough to testify about his shortfalls. On a serious note, most of them are facing the wrath of God for touching his anointed. (Psalm 105:15 – Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.)
Indeed, there is no running away from the anger of God where a prophet is concerned. 2 Kings 2:23-24 we see a record of an insulting demonstration against God’s prophet by a large group of young men. Because these young people of about 20 years of age or older despised the prophet of the Lord, Elisha called upon the Lord to deal with the rebels as He saw fit. The Lord’s punishment was the mauling of 42 of them by two female bears. The penalty was clearly justified, for to ridicule Elisha was to ridicule the Lord Himself. The seriousness of the crime was indicated by the seriousness of the punishment. The appalling judgment was God’s warning to all who would scorn the prophets of the Lord.
If you are one of the people today who talk dreadfully about men of God, take time as I did to measure your life from the moment you let out bad things against them. How has it been like? Are you progressing in basic areas of life? If you don’t see any progress, then try the switch and make a good decision to help them and defend them for it’s not too late. No matter how good you may be, you simply can’t fight God’s servants and stop judging them for they are also born of flesh and blood just like you and me. Their calling cannot be taken away from them just like that. Let God deal with their short falls and punish them Himself.
Presently, I can also sample the case of Nigeria’s Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly known as TB Joshua who has come under fire from all atheist corners on the case of a building collapse on his church premises. A lot of people have criticized him and his ministry for the loss of lives. What they have failed to differentiate is the fact that he is not God, but just a servant.
Now, I humbly ask those close to the man of God to let him read this article and understand that I apologize for all the bad things I said against him. Being the man of God he is and a prophet for that matter, he will know the things I said and the articles I wrote. I pray that he continues to be a good instrument for God’s greatness. My email is [email protected] I will be glad just to talk to him and and say “am sorry” once again.
- Felix Unyolo