The prophet and the prophetess

Last Sunday, as usual, I walked from my daughter’s place up the footpath to the main drag, where I hoped to connect with a bus stop. On my way past the Henry Miller Hall, I noticed a large poster. It drew my attention to two people, a prophet and a prophetess, both called Angel.

The hall is used on Sundays by various people who, like our married prophet friends, are persons of colour – as the unfortunate Benedict Cumberbatch is now learning to say. I know some of them come from Senegal, as they were to be heard making a glad noise to the Lord on Senegalese independence day. I now suspect that patrons also include people from Zimbabwe as well.

As I understand it, the word prophet can be taken in two ways. The first is when the individual in question interprets God to those of us lacking a direct line. What is God’s take on in vitro fertilisation? If you don’t know for sure  the prophet may be able to tell you. And since there are several of them out there, if one can’t another surely can.

The second denotation of the word prophet is one who can tell that something will happen in the future. A favourite among prophets has been foretelling when the world as we know it will end, though their record here has not been good. Small-minded people are given to putting  them on the spot by asking which horse will win the 3.30 at Kempton Park, but we are not small-minded and would never ask such a question. Which does not mean that we are not troubled that anyone might claim so boldly to interpret God to the people – changing their surname to Angel in the process.

From having looked at their literature, Uebuert and Beverly Angel inhabit both categories – they both interpret God to us and also foretell events. Uebert, for example, foretold the death of Margaret Thatcher.

Here is what we learn of Prophet Uebert from the website of their organisation, Spirit Embassy.

Major Prophet Uebert Angels’ name has become synonymous with miracles, healing, signs, wonders and accurate prophecies.

Not only a prophet but a Major Prophet, and the claims made of him could hardly be greater. As for Prophetess Beverly, she appears to be a little more moderate in her claims, and doubtless with good reason.

Quoting again from their website she:

Is one of the women pioneering the prophetic globally. She is an anointed, loving and approachable woman of God, whose passion for the gospel of Christ, coupled with a strong desire to help the less fortunate of our societies around the world, has resulted in the establishment of H.O.M.E or Hand of Mercy, a charity arm of the Ministry. 

I am troubled by these claims, especially those made for the Prophet Uebert, but I am just a simple country boy from the East Neuk and I have never been anointed. What do I know about anything? Yet in the gospel of Matthew, chapter 7 verse 15, we read:

Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.

If the author of Matthew were still around I would ask him how we can tell a true prophet from a false one. Unfortunately, he (or she) is no longer with us. But one thing I would do is, as they say, to follow the money. Does the Spirit Embassy have money and, if so, where does it come from and where does it go? Do the happy couple have money and, if so, where does it come from and where does it go? And how much money are we talking about here anyway?

And then there is the Zimbabwe connection, specifically to Robert Mugabe’s wife, Grace. That might be worth exploring too.

I conclude with links to two newspaper articles, the first from The Telescope, and second from New Zimbabwe.

http://www.thetelescopenews.com/zimbabwe-news/5455-impregnator-uebert-angel-exposed-as-sidekick-makandiwa-days-numbered.html

http://www.newzimbabwe.com/news-19526-Prophet+Angel+battling+brain+tumour/news.aspx

What are we to make of all this, I ask myself ?

I do not expect a coherent reply, but a collection will be held at the end of this blog and I expect to hear the rustle of paper money.

9 thoughts on “The prophet and the prophetess

  1. roughseasinthemed – I write about my life as an English person living in Spain and Gibraltar, on Roughseas, subjects range from politics and current developments in Gib to book reviews, cooking and getting on with life. My views and thoughts on a variety of topics - depending on my mood of the day - can be found over on Clouds. A few pix are over on Everypic - although it is not a photoblog. And of course my dog had his own blog, but most of you knew that anyway. Pippadogblog etc
    roughseasinthemed on said:

    Upon partnering with Spirit Embassy, we’ll send you a Partner Welcome Kit, which includes a few resources to help further explain our relationship with one another, and give the history of Spirit Embassy. As we grow together spiritually, I want you to see where we’ve come from, and where God is taking us.

    “The harvest is plenty but the labourers are few.”Join Spirit Embassy in harvesting souls for the kingdom of God.
    Finance the gospel and save souls today. Our mission is to plunder hell and populate heaven.
    If you want to set up a fixed monthly payment or are having any problems, please call our Partner Relations team

    Yeah. Right.

  2. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    It seems you will not be coming up with your fixed monthly payment. We are deeply disappointed!

  3. Very interesting Rod, it’s certainly given me food for thought this evening 🙂 Coincidentally, I’ve been watching Trevor MacDonald on interviewing the mafia! However, I suppose the stories written in the bible could be viewed as far fetched, but I don’t recall Moses or Jesus, or any of the disciples wanting money for their preachings!

  4. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    Money is often to be found in operations like this, very commonly in the US, for example.
    In the poster of the couple on display last week, the PROPHET and the PROPHETESS were more prominent than they are in the one I photographed this week.

  5. gerard oosterman – australia – Artist, blogger and writer of hundreds of thousands of words with bad grammar and out of syntax as an extra bonus. All in a certain order. I came to Australia from Holland with my parents in 1956 and have looked back ever since. Here are some of my verbal doodling and reminiscences.
    gerard oosterman on said:

    I’ll send the money if and when my bottle of water gets changed into wine. (no Merlot) I’ll leave it outside on the doorstep. Taa.

  6. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    Seems like a good deal to me. Changing water into wine is nothing to us, though as our name the Spirit Embassy, suggests – we would normally change it into something stronger.

  7. rod – Edinburgh – My name is Rod Hart. I live in Edinburgh. I read a lot and write. Two novels have appeared so far. To keep my brain turning over, I am also learning Swedish.
    rod on said:

    Now you are competing with the Pythia, and so with the prophets under discussion.

  8. Jacqui Murray – Laguna Hills, CA. – Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy, the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers, and the Man vs. Nature saga. She is also the author/editor of over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, adjunct professor of technology in education, an Amazon Vine Voice, and a columnist for NEA Today. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Laws of Nature Fall 2021. You can find her tech ed books at her publisher’s website, Structured Learning
    Jacqui Murray on said:

    I rarely even notice this sort of presence. I’m so happy with my God and his part in my life, I don’t look elsewhere. I’m impressed your mind is so open.

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