Daniel Obinim, aka Angel Obinim or bishop Obinim is a man of interest to most. He is a man of God. A man whose way of worship is everything but ordinary. You probably know him for his prophesies and extreme Christian practices, some of which attract serious national outrage because of infringement on the rights of his church members. But the public is split into two when it comes to Daniel Obinim.
His critiques call him out as a fraud whose trickery lures innocent faithfuls seeking spiritual emancipation and a strong connection with their maker. While others flock his church for healing, spiritual guidance and to receive life breakthroughs.And true, the head Pastor of the International Godsway Ministries delivers unto them all what they expect.
How old is Obinim? Born in August 29, 1977, this Ghanaian pastor, aged 41, has lived to perform miracles, unheard. At one point in time, he was all over news for flogging two teenagers, while in another instance he made the headlines after declaring himself an angel. Recently, he has been in the media for the wrong reasons. He was caught in a video quoting the wrong Bible verse - a mistake that should not be made by an 'angel.' This, unlike most of his controversial miraculous acts, has everyone laughing at him. Get this and 4 other facts about Bishop Obinim.
1. Pastor Obinim's wife is Florence Obinim
True to the adage behind every successful man, there is a woman, pastor Obinim has made a wife of Florence Obinim. Florence is a beautiful, talented gospel musician from Ghana whose singing career begun as early as she was about 11 years. Her singing journey begun at the Assemblies of God Church in Kumasi. One of Florence Obinim songs known to most is Wagwe me. She however released many other songs that performed well in the market. These include: Me dimafo, Mehia w'adom, Oben me, Ma Me nyansa, and Mahunu bi da.
The two have been married for a while now. But like most marriages, the Obinima's have had their fair share of challenges. At some point, according to Otwinoko through a publication by Ghpage, it was alleged that the self proclaimed angel was about to commit suicide after clobbering his pregnant wife. Otwinoko was quoted saying,
'Bishop Obinim abused his wife whiles she was pregnant and announced to his congregation that he wanted to commit suicide.'
He later revealed that he called Florence and adviced her to forgive and forget. He went ahead to say,
'I have nothing against Obinim but if you come out to make this comment, I have every right to reply you in a very friendly manner. Obinim is ungrateful.'
As a person who is sitting on the fence, it is only wise to watch from afar. Nonetheless, this proves that the two are together through thick and thin. There is nothing good or bad that will stand on the way of their beautiful union.
The two have also experienced public scrutiny due to pastor Obinim's line of work, and have managed to keep everything under control. This, further proves that they were meant for each other.
2. Obinim was caught on Camera quoting the wrong Bible verse
It is understandable if you do not know how to react to this news. But boy, Ghanaian netizens are nursing stomach pains from the hard laugh this news brought them.
The leader and founder of the International God's Way Church (IGWC) has been picked on again because of his work. This time, not for an extreme act of Christianity, but for quoting the wrong Bible verse. Some have qualified him a liar for this costly mistake.
In the video, the man of God is lashing out at some of his Junior pastors for betraying him. And in the heat of the moment, the controversial pastor sought to give reasons for not honoring his end of bargain to Kingsley Baah aka One Blow - his former aid. It was at this juncture that Obinim quoted Exodus chapter 2 verse 22 to 23 which, according to his claims, “God said I forgot..." However, a man who was following his sermon closely picked this up and decided to counter check with the Bible only to be surprised at how wrong the pastor was.
In the New International Version (NIV) Bible, Exodus 2:22-23 stipulates:
22 Zipporah gave birth to a son, and Moses named him Gershom,[a]saying, “I have become a foreigner in a foreign land."
23 During that long period, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned in their slavery and cried out, and their cry for help because their slavery went up to God.
The only way to prove whether this was a genuine mistake is through Obinim's word, and people's ability to take his word for the truth. However, if it was a mistake, then it was a costly mistake, as Ghanians across different social media ignited a full blown 'mock expedition,' some funny, some harsh, but each of it was downplayed the man of God's mission.
3. Angel Obinim loves Muslims more than he does Christians
Is this a good thing or a bad thing?
Well, Pastor Obinim caused a stir on social media for making this public announcement. The man of God opined that Muslims loved each other more than Christians did. He observed that Muslims do not have a lot of infighting as Christians do. According to him, most Christians fight against each other due to the misunderstanding that exists between all the different Christian denominations. This fight is brought about by the need for different Christian denominations to prove their way of practicing Christianity is the best.
4. Bishop Obimin declared himself Jesus Christ
Apparently, the title of an angel does not adequately define Obimin's might. He therefore, decided to declare himself Jesus Christ in a rather funny twist. But first, let us understand who Jesus Christ is to Christians.
Christianity is a faith based religion with Jesus at center of it all. Christians believe worshiping Jesus Christ is the way to access haven, thus making Jesus the most important component of Christianity, after God. This explains why one would be surprised to hear Bishop Obinim declare himself as Jesus Christ.
According to Legit, a video surfaced on the internet with one of bishop Obimin's congregant referring to him as Jesus Christ. The believer said,
Angel, you lied to us. You are not an angel but rather Jesus Christ.
On hearing this, Obinim called upon his junior to help him celebrate his new title, in front of his congregation. And as they were walking within the congregation, one pastor came forth to emphasize the supposedly newly learnt truth. She said:
Angel, I am seeing Jesus Christ. You are the one am looking at right now. You are the Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
What do you make of this? Do you sometime wonder which tribe is Obinim? or who is Prophet Obinim? What he says and does begs a lot of questions, some of which will not be answered soon.
5. Bishop Obinim stepped on a woman's stomach
In the video, Obinim is seen stepping and kicking the stomach of a pregnant woman , while speaking in tongue. All these was done in an effort to heal the woman from an affliction. If this is what healing is then god has changed - which is a direct contravention of what the Bible says about God. According to Christian teachings, healing comes from faith, and belief. All the showmanship is not necessary to achieve healing.
Obinim is a controversial man of God and now you understand why. His questionable miracles and self-proclamations are reasons enough for Christians to hold sound conversations about his legitimacy, as a man of the cloak.
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