One of Malawi’s leading motivational speakers, Henry Kachaje, has attacked some local prophets for their frequent use of expressions “Can I prophesy or go deeper man of God” calling them childish and immature.
While not targeting specific prophets, Kachaje described such men of God as fake because what they say is not biblical as Old Testament prophets never did that.
In Malawi, the said phrasing (can I prophesy and go deeper man of God) are commonly used by one Lilongwe based controversial Prophet Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering Church.
Prophet Bushiri is well known for his prophecies and healing powers but is never short of controversies.
A few weeks ago, he was dragged to court by Dowa East Member of Parliament Jimmy Mannah after he claimed that one of his secretaries aborted a child to which the lawmaker was responsible. The case is in court and Mannah as since engaged lawyer Gift Nankhuni on the matter.
And some months ago, ‘the man of God’ who made a name while in Mzuzu (before relocating to Lilongwe) made headlines when a Mzimba young woman accused him of impregnating her and refusing the responsibility.
“It is childish and immature for one to be asking people ‘can I prophesy’. Why don’t you just tell people what God has bestowed upon you,” stated Kachaje in Blantyre during the launch of a five-year Entrepreneurship Revolution program held in the country’s commercial capital Blantyre.
“There is no way man of God could be asking such childish question. It is not biblical, it’s childish,” he hinted attracting ululations and cheering from the gathering that filled Blantyre’s COMESA Hall.
Kachaje, who is the Executive Director of Business Consult Africa (BCA), argued that Old Testament prophets were just delivering messages from God without asking and wondered why the so called Malawian prophets cannot do likewise.
The BCA director, a religious man himself, also faulted some prophets and pastors for not telling their followers the truth especially on how they could create wealth.
“King Solomon, in his book of Proverbs, states that where there is no vision, the people perish,” he said.
Kachaje also urged Malawians to have a paradigm shift, saying: “The Malawi we have today is a product of our thinking. If we desire to have a different Malawi: an economically independent and prosperous Malawi, we must first of all change the way we think. We need a paradigm shift.”
He said his BCA’s five-year Entrepreneurship Revolution program seeks to create one million jobs by December 31, 2017.
“God knows how many jobs will be created in Malawi when we release and support the culture of entrepreneurship in this nation. God know how many people will be lifted out of poverty in Malawi when we consciously and intentionally work together to support and develop our entrepreneurs in this nation,” he said.
“At Business Consult Africa, we believe that the economic prosperity of Africa depends on its entrepreneurs. We believe time has come that we consciously and intentionally recruit, organize, train, mentor, coach, inspire, motivate and support a large number of entrepreneurs, both existing and potential, to help innovate and invent new products, create future industries, create jobs and contribute towards private sector growth and sustainable socioeconomic development in Malawi,” said Kachaje.
Upbeat Kachaje said Malawi will “soon” be called the economic miracle of Africa because “God will do a great and mighty transformation”.
He said: “God is challenging Malawi to stop looking to the ‘West’ for help. It is time we looked ‘Up’ for help.”, adding “This project will cost over MK1.5 billion, (about US$ 5 million) and we are proud to say it is not donor funded, it is God funded!”
Kachaje bemoaned the absence of government representation at the function saying the development was a clear indication that government was not committed to uplifting the welfare of suffering Malawians but officials were “busy bargaining for aid.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :