This Week: Should we believe Presidential Poll Prophecies?

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Kelvin ESIASA

Kelvin ESIASA

By Kelvin Esiasa

Recently a colleague asked me a question on the prophecies that have been circulating around the online media. My friend asked me if I can judge which Prophecy was correct. He also wanted to find out from me if it was wise for the Zambians to believe prophecies.

My friend’s question came after online media published a report from Malawi where a Pastor was reported to have said the UPND President would win the 20 January, 2015 Presidential Poll. MaraviPost reported that controversial Malawian Prophet Austin Liabunya had Prophesied that the leader of opposition United Party for National Development(UPND), Hakainde Hichilema would emerge as the new President of Zambia when the country goes to polls on 20th January, 2015. Liabunya said this during a night of cross over service he conducted in the township of Area 23 at Music Crossroads tent in Malawi’s administrative capital Lilongwe in the early hours of 1st January, 2015.

“What will happen in Zambia during the coming elections is similar to what happened in Malawi during her elections” said the Prophet to a listening congregation adding, “there will be fake alliances among political parties.”“They will not win; God will scatter them by fire.”

“I see stealing of votes from him. He simply needs prayer so that this issue of stealing votes from him should not happen otherwise God has said he will win….and if they will steal his votes, there will be chaos again just like it was with Malawi,” said the man of God.
Last year, the prophet hinted that Zambia will have a youthful president soon. When pressed at the time, he did not elaborate on the name of the youthful person who will lead Zambia.

While Flamboyant Nigerian Joshua Iginla of championsroyalassembly.com is also reported to have said that PF Candidate Edgar Lungu would emerge winner during the forthcoming Presidential By Elections. The Prophet revealed to his congregation on December 2014 that Edgar Changwa Lungu will be winner and must ensure that he carries other members to campaign.

The Prophet further went on to urge Edgar Lungu to pray to avoid what happened to Michael C. Sata not to befall on him. The prophet went also on to say that Zambia will this year (2015) discover oil that will benefit the nation.

So what is Prophecy? Prophecy is a process in which one or more messages communicated to a prophet are then communicated to others. Such messages typically involve divine inspiration, interpretation, or revelation of conditioned events to come. The process of prophecy especially involves reciprocal communication of the prophet with the (divine) source of the messages. Throughout history, clairvoyance has commonly been used as an adjunct to prophecy. Various concepts of prophecy are found throughout all of the world’s religions and cults. To a certain degree prophecy can be an integral concept within any religion or cult.

The Bible encourages us to welcome Prophecy. We should welcome prophecies, but we should always test Prophecy with Scriptures. Apostle Paul in Thessalonians says encourages us not to treat prophecies with contempt, but to test every Prophecy.
As Zambia goes to the polls, many prophecies would emerge. They will announce the winner before the ballot box is opened. They will anoint some Presidential candidate and declare them as God anointed. They would denounce other candidates and promote their own.
In this regard I wish to inform all Zambians that there are no perfect prophets. There are very few perfect prophecies. Let’s test every prophecy with scripture. Even if a word comes from a “big name” prophet, we should not assume that it is correct.

Christians often feel guilty about rejecting a Prophecy, because it came from a well-known prophet. They should remember that prophets with big reputations will still be wrong at times. In fact, because there is more pressure on them to prophesy, they will make more frequent mistakes. There is no shame in rejecting their prophecy, if it is tested and found to be incorrect.

There are no perfect prophets. Even the Old Testament prophets got things wrong at time. During this period we must become more relaxed and comfortable in dealing with political prophecies and gimmicks, so that they can be discarded without drama.

Jesus warned that false prophets and deceivers would come upon the earth, and that even some of the elect would be deceived by them. False prophets have been present in the world in every age, but they are particularly common in times of tumult like our present age. We have seen a great outburst of prophetic activity, with all kinds of individuals and cults claiming to have the truth.

In this situation the church not only needs prophets who speak God’s truth, but must also learn to discern the true from the false. Whenever God releases a particular gift in the world, Satan tries to release a counterfeit of that gift. We can be sure that as God restores the prophetic ministry, Satan will try and raise up false prophets.

So, should we believe Presidential Prophecies? My advise believe in them if they are inline and consistent with the scriptures of God. God bless.

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7 Responses to This Week: Should we believe Presidential Poll Prophecies?

  1. Thanks Kelvin, well written.

    John kabengele
    January 11, 2015 at 11:59 pm
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    • Dear Reader,
      They rob and steal from the people. They speak lies and utter vain prophecies and visions, leading people astray. They draw people to themselves, claiming to have a special relationship with God, but they lie and deceive the people.They claim to know everything about you but they lie, and know nothing! They sleep with married women and break the hearts of single women. They destroy homes and families. They destroy marriages, businesses and destinies. They are mere diviners and sorcerers and are no prophets of God at all.
      The problem of false prophets and pastors is not peculiar to Africa alone, but is all over the world. Many false prophets and pastors have infiltrated the church of Jesus Christ and are causing a great deal of havoc, destroying souls, families, marriages, businesses, and worse of all, faith in God.
      Many of them will be exposed and are being exposed
      It is time to expose these wolves in sheep’s clothing and people should have no fear or regard for them at all because they are ordinary criminals and should be treated as such. I need to sound a special warning to our women, many of whom are so easily deceived by these rogues.
      They are deceived by the so called prophecies and miracles and some of them end up sleeping with these criminals and godless fellows. Indeed, some of our women have so much regard for these stupid men than they have for their own husbands and this nonsense must stop! Wake up, African woman!!!! Your false prophet or pastor is not your husband. It is the husband who is the head of the wife and not the pastor or false prophet! Wake up, African woman, and report these idiots who try to sleep with you to your husbands and let them deal with these rogues!
      Why are so many people deceived by these false prophets? Because of the lack of knowledge.

      REASON
      January 14, 2015 at 6:25 am
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  2. PF + Boko Haram + ZANU-PF = Violence

    Vodka
    January 12, 2015 at 8:14 am
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  3. DR NEVERS MUMBA – 1991 PROPHENCY

    I stand to be corrected. Before 1991 Multi Party Elections, Dr Nevers Mumba, current MMD President through his Zambia Shall Be Saved televangelist broadcast, prophecized, and he told Zambians,’ I see blood if 0pposition, MMD, the party he is reading now won the election.’

    MMD won the election, the rest is well known knowledge.

    2014 saw a major accident at a place of Worship in Nigeria, where most prophencies have been made to the world.

    What exactly would explain the secret of God works where such a tragedy could not be foretold to Gog’s messanger in his own house?

    We must remain steadfast, pray at all times for it is not by might but by God’s grace that we are all alive today.

    We make plans,God has a final say.

    the stoun
    January 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm
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  4. Prophecies and elections
    Kelvin well written and balanced..My take on this issue. All the prophets I have heard so far have said Edgar Lungu is winning. The prophet from Malawi who saw the white man, EL and HH was first. Then churches in Zambia most of them pointed to Lungu. Then new year cross over the Nigerian prophet also said specifically its Edgar Lungu. Now what has happened is that UPND were lacking in this area and I strongly believe they concocted a plan so they also have someone to prophecy in their favour. Hence this new guy from Malawi who I believe is a fake guy. In this world there are only two opposing forces. Its either satan or Jehovah God. Light or darkness. Truth or falsehood. Day or night. And remember the almighty is jehovah he is the creator of everything. The devil is no match for Jehovah. And we know soon the devil will undergo final destruction. The devil knows that very well. But you see even this devil has power except they can’t match Jehovahs. In Egypt moses before pharaoh had a stick turned into a big snake using jehovahs powers. But then the magicians for pharaoh did the same and small snakes came out except they were all swallowed by Moses snake. A sign of Gods Almighty power. So no wonder you see even today true prophets will say the truth and then the false prophets also will contradict. The sources are different. God cannot issue 2 contradicting prophecies about the same event. One obviously is from the devil. So even this one I strongly believe Edgar Lungu prophecies are true and this Malawi one is false. Look at what has been revealed now concerning HH and his Satanism practices. Satanists, on which side are they? God or the devil? And Zambia being christian nation do you think a satanist would be proclaimed. To rule over a christian nation? The two don’t mix.The devil transforms into an angel of light. Indeed we have been told that these satanists appear to be good people in front of innocent citizens, they contribute a lot to charity, etc…as the bible says wolves in sheeps skin. The bible indeed tells us to test every inspired expression as to its source…Now there is a warning to these prophets to ensure they don’t mislead Gods people by uttering lies all in the name of God. Read Jeremiah 29 especially verse 31 God said his fire will engulf these liars. So its a serious responsibility to represent jehovah and tell his people exactly what he says. These are gifts from God.

    Wisdom
    January 13, 2015 at 1:39 pm
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  5. Remember, there has always been more false prophets than true ones.

    Nevyson Kabbudula
    January 14, 2015 at 6:54 am
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  6. Presidential polls and prophecies are just the same. Dreamers riding their wishes. That includes all polls done on this site too

    Ba Ntamba Lukuta
    January 14, 2015 at 4:28 pm
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