Boss Mustapha, secretary to the government of the federation (SGF), says Nigeria needs genuine prophets, not doomsayers.
According to NAN, he said this while reacting to recent prophecies ahead of the 2019 elections.
Mustapha said the primary responsibility of a prophet is to give guidance and correct the nation and the church, adding that God may raise some prophets to play important roles in national affairs.
He said “fake prophecies” being carried around the nation are not in anyway helping Nigeria and that “a true prophet of God will be committed to speaking the truth and can never contradict God’s revealed word.”
According to him, prophets often have both teaching and revelation roles, speaking the truth on contemporary issues while also revealing details about the future.
“Isaiah’s ministry, for example, touched on both the present and the future. He preached boldly against the corruption of his day and delivered grand visions about the future of Israel,” he said
“We are living in a time in Nigeria where we need God’s power, when God’s purposes must be accomplished through shaking and protective prophecies.
“The ministry of the prophet is very important at this point in time because God cannot act without first giving a warning through His prophets.
“Surely, the sovereign Lord does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants and the prophets. God cannot shake a nation until He has announced it through His prophets.”