It is always troubling to witness the countless Christians who gullibly succumb to the wiles and deception of prophets and other ‘man of God’, who lure them into believing that they need their prayers and blessings to receive miracles from Jehovah God.
These prophets and ‘man of God’ have made disturbing careers in the art of deception for the sole purpose of self-aggrandisement.
No wonder so many have lost their precious money, and even property, to these people, in the hope of some miracle – most of which do not even manifest.
Before delving deeper into the scriptural aspects of this matter, an example would be appropriate.
I was a miracle baby, and no prophet or ‘man of God’ was required by my parents.
In fact, I call myself: ‘the 3 miracle baby’, because not one, not two, but three miracles happened in my birth.
The first miracle was in that ever since my parents’ marriage, my mother had two consecutive miscarriages.
After much personal prayer, their third pregnancy was successful, resulting in my birth.
However, I was not breathing at my birth at Torwood Hospital on12 July 1973 – although there was a heartbeat – and despite the doctor’s frantic efforts to resuscitate me, it took about an hour for me to start breathing; and four hours for my first cry.
That was the second miracle.
The third miracle was that, as my brain had not had any oxygen supply for nearly an hour – due to my non-breathing – the doctor’s prognosis was that I would be in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for the rest of my life.
Nevertheless, as you are reading my article, that proves that I never had PVS or any form of brain damage, in fact I did pretty well in school.
Who would deny that these were indeed miracles, which only Jehovah God through His Son Christ Jesus could perform?
How many Christians would be willing to part with their hard-earned God-given money – and even property – so that a prophet or ‘man of God’ may pray for them for such miracles – even for just one of these miracles?
However, my parents knew that there was only one intermediary between us and Jehovah God, and that was Jesus Christ.
No one else!
That is why Jesus himself said in John 14:5, ‘I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me’.
No other person was appointed to be the way to God, except Jesus.
So why do Christians need another human being to intercede for them?
Others may argue that the Apostles in the Bible healed people in the name of Jesus.
That is very true, but these people who were healed were non-believers – they had not yet received Christ and not yet baptised by the Holy Spirit.
These healings were done on them through the Apostles so that they may believe that Jesus was truly the Christ, and that all He had preached was true.
That is why in Mark 16:15- 18, Jesus commanded as such, ‘Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.
‘He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but He that believeth not shall be damned.
‘And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;