Christianity is one of the oldest and popular religions in the world. Christians are found almost in every country. In Ghana, it is believed that 70% of the populace are Christians.
Christians in Ghana attend church service particularly on Saturdays and Sundays. Some however attend prayer and other church programmes on other days.
These Christians attend church service with the hope of finding divine solution to their various problems including sickness, marriage, work, breakthrough and childbirth.
Currently, there are uncountable Orthodox, Charismatic, Pentecostal, and Spiritual churches in the country.
According to a popular spiritualist cum herbalist, Dr. Alhaji Akanayo, about 60% of these churches use ‘water spirit’ in their activities. Referring to the water spirit as ‘gazafra,’ he said ‘it means you’re in danger.’
“People [some Christians] bear this ‘gazafra’ mark without their knowledge. But everyone who has spiritual eye can identify any person who bears the mark, even witches can identify persons with the ‘gazafra’ mark,” he said on Accra based Happy FM.
“Why do you go seek for danger when it is deliverance that you seek?” Akanayo asked.
He said there is also a spirit called ‘tumaja,’ which controls people like a dog and its master.
Dr. Alhaji Akanayo said Ghanaians should start asking questions as to why some Christians have serious problems than people who may not have entered a church house before.
“The church claims to be able to solve your problems, but you’ve been in the church for three years and your problem still persists; why is it so?” he asked stressing that he was not belittling the church.
According to Alhaji Akanayo, ‘corpse water’ – water used in bathing dead bodies, is being used by some pastors as anointing oil, by other people to prepare food, and for other business related purposes.
“…and people have gone to some pastors for deliverance, but do not know that what the pastor gives them contains corpse water,” he said.