This ‘prosperity gospel prophet’ will bring you back from the dead — but it’s going to cost you $1,000
A self-proclaimed prophet who specializes in “prosperity gospel” has taken to advertising his services via persistent robocalls, leading to multiple harassment lawsuits in federal court.
According to the Daily Beast, 25-year-old Yakim Manasseh Jordan offers a “prosperity” or “financial blessing” for a price, and claims to have even raised the dead — for a cool $1,000.
Practitioners of the prosperity gospel convince their followers to give them “seed” money with the promise of a financial windfall by the grace of God.
The prosperity gospel racket was on the receiving end of a severe takedown in 2015 by popular HBO host John Oliver who created his own church, “Our Lady of Perpetual Exemption” to show how easy it is to scam tax-free dollars out of true believers.
Nonetheless, Jordan’s brand of prosperity gospel is reaching out and touching someone by making unsolicited robocalls that have people on the other end of the line furious.
“It is miserable,” explained Tyrell Crosby via Twitter. “I have no idea how they got [my number] but they’ve been calling for over a year.”
“I press 1 every so often. Lets you leave a message,” added Allen Lee Scott. “Sometimes I read poetry or just leave extreme farting sounds.”
Refusal to stop making the calls is a violation of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), passed in 1991 by Congress to curtail aggressive telemarketers.
Despite the multiple lawsuits, Jordan has pressed forward, settling out of court and sealing the records.
Jordan’s phone pitch, which can be heard below, includes the come-on: “I must know how much money you are asking God to release. So write me back, and email me immediately…I have to give you this prophesy.”
The young prophet didn’t just go into the business because God spoke to him.
His father, Bishop Bernard Jordan, calls himself a “master prophet” who also invites parishioners to spread their wealth around — mainly to himself — as he spreads the good word.
According to the younger Jordan, he has raised people from the dead; relating the story — unverified — that he brought a woman named “Glenda” back from the great unknown after “the Johnson family” gave him $1,000.
According to the Beast, should you wish to visit the prophet Yakim Manasseh Jordan, you can find him at either his $2 million condo on Sunny Isles Beach or his $4 million waterfront estate in North Miami Beach.
God helps those who help themselves.