The Leader and Founder of the Glorious Word Ministry Rev Isaac Owusu Bempah has said President Akufo-Addo’s life is directly linked to the building of the National Cathedral, MyNewsGh.com has filed.
According to him, it is God’s wish that Akufo-Addo builds a National Cathedral for him.
“The hand of the Lord is upon you; the protection of the Lord is upon you and he has linked your life to the building of the National Cathedral.” he said.
“I am the Lord who lifted you up unto the throne as, therefore, build my Church for me,” Rev Owusu Bempah added when he announced prophecies for the year 2019 during his 31st Night watch.
“If Ghanaians will listen to the prophecies of God and come together in building a Cathedral unto the Lord, the blessings of the Lord will never depart from this country,” he noted.
He also had “death prophesies” too.
“In fact, I saw a national burial for an ex-President of Ghana whose government is in power now and has ruled the country for 8-years as a President. Some people call him Gentle Giant others too call him JA if Ghanaians do not pray, there will be a funeral for that man,” he stated.
Although government has said public funds will not be committed to National Cathedral project, the 2019 budget revealed otherwise. So far, plush residential properties housing judges are being taken down to make way for the Cathedral.
President Nana Akufo-Addo last week disclosed that he promised God a National Cathedral before he became president, and will redeem that pledge. He was launching the National Cathedral Fundraising Campaign on Friday, 28 December 2018 at the forecourt of the State House, Accra.
Government has come under heavy criticism over the project. President Akufo-Addo intends to keep his personal promise to God to build a Cathedral to honour Him if elected president.
But Mr Felix Kwakye Ofosu of the NDC had asked “how does a personal promise to God as described by the President, become something state resources are committed to?”
President Akufo-Addo said just as pertained to “Solomon’s dedication of the first temple to God as taught by the Bible”, he knows that “God cannot be contained in a physical edifice”.
“Rather, and again like Solomon on that occasion, the building of the National Cathedral is to serve as a gesture of thanksgiving to God for his blessings, favour, grace and mercies on our nation, and to give me an opportunity to redeem a pledge I made to Him before I became President,” he said.
The president made a personal contribution of GHS100,000 towards the construction of the edifice at the event.
The National Cathedral, the president explained, is more than just another piece of infrastructure or national monument.
The National Cathedral Committee has so far met former Presidents to secure their cooperation and support for the project. Founder of the NDC, Mr Rawlings has said he will support it if the Catholic church does.