An ordained prophet who claimed that he was told by God in a dream four years ago that Barbados Labour Party (BLP) leader Mia Mottley would become the island’s eighth Prime Minister, today said now that she has become the country’s leader Barbados will experience seven years of famine.
Thirty-one-year-old Janal Browne told Barbados TODAY he prophesized as far back as 2014 that “the woman with the iron fist” would rule the country.
That woman, he said, was Mottley, whose BLP swept the polls last Thursday, capturing all 30 seats at stake.
“A woman with an iron fist is a woman that would be able to call a spade a spade and be able to take it to a next level. The thing the Lord also said to me is that the Government will also have a seven-year period of governmental famine, as funds will be very low for the Government,” Browne, who co-founded Prophetic Movement Ministry, said.
Browne compared Mottley to King Solomon, described in the Old Testament as the wisest man who ever lived.
It is this wisdom, he said, upon which the Prime Minister must call in order to confront the island’s problems.
“In this season the Prime Minister has to use a lot of wisdom. If you look back at Solomon and those old leaders they had the wisdom of the times. She will need that wisdom when it comes to leading this economy as this is not one of the best economies for a Prime Minister to take over,” he said.
The ordained prophet contended that it was God who wanted Mottley to become Prime Minister, stressing that “we cannot come and change what God wants”.
Browne sought to defend his credentials as a prophet, contending that he had predicted the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 in 2014, the election of David Granger in Guyana and Allen Chastanet in St Lucia, as well as the fall of Kamla Persad-Bissessar in Trinidad.
“A lot of prophecies have come to pass all over the world. No one thought that Kenny Anthony would lose the elections and I prophesized and over 1,000 people were listening and I said that he would call the elections before its time and that he would lose the elections and six months after one of the newspapers in St Lucia had it. No one believed in it because he was well known and the favourite,” he said.
Browne said he had received backlash over his divine prediction about Mottley, because many felt as a man who ministers to people he ought not dabble into the world of politics.
However, he told Barbados TODAY he was simply doing God’s work and nothing else.
“My job is a prophet. I have been the spiritual advisor for a lot of people but the thing is I was just doing what God told me. The last four years the Lord prophesized and said the woman with the iron fists, Prime Minister Mia Mottley, she will become the leader. The thing is every person will come and say, ‘well I said it’, because you said it two or three weeks ago but this is the last four-and-a-half years when people did not see it,” he said, stressing that “in terms of her being the Prime Minister that was already written by God”.
Browne had predicted in February that the BLP would win the election by an overwhelming margin, a position that was at odds with a forecast by self-proclaimed psychic Ava Astra Griffith, was who had said the then incumbent Democratic Labour Party would have been given a third term by a 17-13 margin.
“It will be close in some constituencies that some candidates will demand recounts, while others will demand the results in law courts,” Griffith had said.
As it turned out, none of the seats was close.