The leader and founder of Freedom Chapel International, Apostle Francis Amoako-Atta, has lauded President Mahama for declaring 3 days of national fasting and prayers. His statement was in reaction to the 3 days of national fasting and prayers declared by the president of Ghana, President John Dramani Mahama, calling it a step in the right direction.
He urged Ghanaians and religious leaders to pray for wisdom and God’s guidance for the Electoral Commission (EC) and its Chairperson, Mrs Charlotte Osei, in the discharge of their duties to ensure fairness in the upcoming elections. Because the EC boss must not get it wrong, if she does, then the nation will be crippled. As it is written in the book of 1 Samuel chapter 4 verse 4, “Jonathan, the son of Saul, had a son who was crippled in his feet. He was five years old when the news about Saul and Jonathan came from Jezreel, and his nurse took him up and fled, and as she fled in her haste, he fell and became lame. And his name was Mephibosheth..” Due to the pressure from the news this woman in the story received, she picked up the five years old Mephibosheth and fled in her haste.
She was confused, under pressure to flee and due to that, she fell and the boy she was carrying became lame. Therefore Charlotte Osei needs our prayers, so that she would not force herself to do anything stupid, in order for the nation not to be crippled.
The pressure is much, so we must pray. This is the time for everyone one of us to pray for the EC boss and her team.
Spirituality not physical
Winner of this year elections will not emerged through campaigns, different strategies, manifestos, bill boards, rallies but with prayers. It will be won only by the voice of the men of God, and those who can pray. It is not about the campaign and cheap prophecies. Anybody can prophesy, so after all the prophecies, what next? Because every prophecy is subject to change. God can appoint you, but men can shift your position if you don’t pray.
The renowned Apostle said predictions should be avoided so that the country would have a meaningful election devoid of political tension and unrest. ‘’As spiritual leaders, our core responsibility is to pray for our leaders and the nation, but not to declare election results. That is the work of the EC,” he said. Let’s also pray for peace,
A call for peace
Apostle Francis appealed to presidential candidates of the various political parties to ensure that preace prevail., adding, “It is the collective responsibility of the people of Ghana to present a massive united front to promote the peace and welfare of our beloved country.” He noted that Ghanaians should cease to discredit leaders based on their past verbal abuse, use of intemperate language, character assassination, vain promises, violence and threats, as well as their culture of insult, but rather have confidence in them this time. The Apostle concluded that each of the letter made up of ‘P-E-A-C-E’ has its own meaning spiritually.
P- The Lord said they are one people (Genesis 11:6), we are one People as Ghanaians
E- Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians (Acts 7:22), Political leaders must educate their followers of the need for peace
A-Make an agreement with me (…36:16), we all must be united as one
C- A fool gives fulfillment of his spirit but a wise control it back
E- Who can endures to the end (Mathew 10:2) and Psalms 136:1
Speaking further, Apostle Amoako Atta pleaded with the media to be circumspect in their reportage on the election; they should report nothing but the truth and desist from getting drawn into the banter of politicians; safeguarding your esteemed profession and your love for Ghana should be your guiding principle. The electoral commission is the only organization that has been given the power to announce the election results. They should not report anything they have not investigated before, during and after the election.
He concluded by saying that Ghanaians must not allow the parties they belong to push them out normal and acceptable human behaviour since no political interest was greater than the peace and unity of Ghana.
Apostle Francis Amoako-Atta is the general overseer and apostolic leader of Freedom Chapel International, headquartered at Odorkor Official Town in Accra, Ghana. He is also the president of Destiny Maker Academy (DMA), an International Apostolic Ministry touching and impacting nations for Christ.
He is a renowned deliverance minister, under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. He regularly conducts crusades, revivals and deliverance conferences throughout the world. He has ministered to hundreds of thousands of people in continents including Africa, Europe and America.