By Muloyi Magenge
Founder of Good News Ministries, Prophet Patson Gondwe says it is not biblical when some men of God nowadays sell what he described as “gifts” of the Holy Spirit in exchange for money and other worldly materials.
He said this over the weekend when his church occupied a new prayer building in Sector 3 of Area 47, one of the affluent suburbs in Lilongwe, Malawi’s Capital City.
Many self-styled prophets have flooded Malawi to proclaim salvation for the nation with some of them selling what they call ‘anointing water or oil’ to people claiming they can get healed from their ailments.
However, Prophet Gondwe, himself a firm believer in anointing water and oil, denied being like some of these prophets who are being accused of stealing from the unsuspecting people.
“Why should I charge people? The gift of healing is not something I worked for. It was given to me for free by God. If this gift was a product of hard work, everyone would have it,” he said.
He said he was healed from liver cancer for free by Nigerian prophet TB Joshua, one of Africa’s most revered prophets of God and promptly got inspired to start Good News Ministries to help other people as Joshua does.
According to Gondwe, Good News Ministries is a prophetic, healing and deliverance ministry which started in 2015 upon his return from TB Joshua’s Synagogue, the Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Nigeria.
He said the church’s membership has grown from only four people in 2015 to over 2,000 this year.
“It is the members themselves that are contributing to the growth of the ministry by donating wilfully whatever they have.
“Our aim is to see people being healed, delivered and having a right prophetic direction so that they worship God in spirit and truth,” Prophet Gondwe said.