Some 2,700 years ago, the Prophet Micah warned that “prophets tell fortunes for money.” (Micah 3:11 NIV) The business of prophecy selling will continue in 2024.

Panganai Java, the flamboyant Zimbabwe-born but Maryland-based preacher better known as Prophet Passion Java, finances his lavish lifestyle by preaching the prosperity gospel and charging his followers $555 for phone calls.

Passion Java is well known for wearing expensive designer clothing and driving high-performance sports cars while attracting scrutiny from Prophets and Watches. His Instagram account has 7.9 million followers.


On his website, Passion Java promotes one-on-one phone calls for $555 and discloses there are no refunds. Testimonials on the website sound similar to ads for psychics:

“I had a one-on-one with Papa Prophet Passion in August. He prophesied that you would have your visa within six months. My visa has been approved by Canadian authorities.”

According to the so-called prophet’s website, it takes a long time to receive a call from Passion Java: “Please be advised that after registering, one–on–ones are based on the Prophet’s schedule.

The average waiting time is 5-6 weeks but can fluctuate… Thank you for waiting in a timely manner, as we are experiencing high volumes of registers.”

If Passion Java makes four calls a week, he will generate over $100,000 in one year from phone calls.

Passion Java also delivers prophetic messages during his sermons. In a Jan. 1 video, he prophesied that he would acquire a private jet in 2024.

Preachers Bernard Jordan and Manasseh Jordan also profit from the prophecy business. Bernard Jordan’s Zoe Ministries offers personal prophecies for $52.

Meanwhile, Manasseh Jordan offers “Access to a LIVE prophetic phone call with the Prophet” to his Diamond Partner Program members. These donors give $500 monthly to Manasseh Jordan Ministries.

In 2019, Manasseh Jordan lost a lawsuit in which he was accused of illegally robocalling people for donations. The Cook County Record reported that Manasseh Jordan Ministries “placed more than 163 million automatic calls to a database of more than 4 million unique cellphone numbers in just two years.”