Reverend Father Mbaka Francis, the founder of Adoration Ministry, Enugu; is gradually becoming a political force to be reckoned with; and never the one to shy away from controversy.
The Charismatic clergy struggles with the dichotomy between the church and the state.
And call it a prediction or prophesy; his take on political outcomes has been phenomenal; absolutely extraordinary and also worrisome.
No other prediction comes close to worrisome than his New Year prediction on the Imo state election. Reverend Father Mbaka predicted that Hope Uzodinma will emerge victorious at the Supreme Court.
Reverend Father Mbaka, while rolling out his “predictions” for 2020 said; “He (Uzodinma) is coming with a new flag to restore the dignity of that noble land. New leadership will break barriers; and there would be joy in the land of Imo.
Reverend Father Mbaka
“Lift your candles as I bless Hope Uzodinma; and I empower him to, spiritually, to take over. How I do not know.
“Please, if you heard that there would be a new government in Imo; and you don’t like the message; if I say, Hope, you can say hopeless but do not fight me,” Reverend Father Mbaka had stated.
On Tuesday, the apex court did not only sack Governor Emeka Ihedioha; it declared Uzodinma, third runner-up or fourth in the poll as the winner of the election. Further, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that all polling units cancelled should be restored; which by implication makes Uzodinma the winner.
Did Reverend Father Mbaka hear from the Holy Spirit or a highly placed source?
Without sounding like a conspiracy theorist, there are two possible explanations; either the Reverend Priest got the tip from the Holy Spirit; or he has a reliable source at the very top to give him the info. Either way, this is a new laurel in his prophetic cabinet.
Indeed, Mbaka’s predictions on Muhammadu Buhari in 2015; could be viewed as one based on existing reality. Even the public disgrace he meted out to Peter Obi, the Vice Presidential candidate of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP); could also be interpreted as anger instead of prophesying. But the coming to fruition of this particular prophesy calls for questions.
The question is this: is it possible that the Supreme Court has been compromised? Is any highly placed official at the court a member of the church; who could have given away the process of the case during confession?
Nevertheless, Mbaka is not the only clergyman that is romancing with politics. The likes of Bishop Oyedepo, Apostle Suleiman, and many others have been involved with politicians. However, involvement should be limited; both to the worldly realm other than the spiritual realm; because in the human realm, motive, emotion, and interest could be interpreted.
When Martin Luther King Jr made the famous – I have a dream – speech; he did not say God revealed it to him. Rather he made it a statement of hope; possible liberation; not a premonition.
This is not a time to celebrate. As a matter of fact, this is a time to ask some serious questions.
Was this dream/vision by Father Mbaka from the spiritual realm? Or is religion getting back into the State?