Prophet T B Joshua is arguably one of the leading men of God in Africa who are held in high esteem the world over. He has followers not only in Nigeria but in all parts of the world. However due to his uncommon style in prosecuting evangelism, he is fast becoming unreliable prophet of doom.
He is noted for waiting for disasters including natural happenings to occur before coming out to talk of having prior knowledge of them. He has often come out to claim knowledge of disasters in all parts of the world and election victories of persons such as Nana Addo Danquah Akufo Addo and general Mohammadu Buhari. However, when he ventured to predict the 2016 presidential elections in the United States of America he failed miserably.
After Temitope Joshua had predicted a “narrow” win for Hilary Clinton in the just concluded U.S. presidential election, Mrs. Clinton lost to Donald Trump of the Republican Party on Tuesday. Mr. Trump won over 270 electoral college votes to secure victory.
Nigerians trooped to social media to mock Mr. Joshua (popularly known as TB Joshua), the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations, for the failure of his prophesy to come to pass.
To save himself from disgrace TB Joshua who said a woman will win turned round to say that
‘you people didn’t hear me clearly, I said woolman, the person whose hair on his head looks like wool’. Lies eh?
It was not the first time TB . Joshua had come under public scrutiny over his acclaimed prophetic powers. When, in 2014, a refurbished six-storey building inside his church premises collapsed killing 116 people, mostly South Africans, many questioned the preacher’s inability to foresee an incident of such magnitude.
As expected T B Joshua has jumped into the disaster that struck the monarchy and people of the United Kingdom.
A video footage has surfaced on YouTube about how founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nation, SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua, claimed he predicted the terror attack that took place near the United Kingdom Parliament Building at Westminster, London.
Prophet Joshua reportedly gave a televised prophetic message at the SCOAN, regarding an attack on Sunday, June 19, 2016, and tasked members of the congregation to pray for the nation, the United Kingdom.
He said, ” Pray for the United Kingdom. I am seeing a strange thing happening to an innocent person. It is not yet over. They should pray and secure their lawmakers and their institutions.” It can be recall that terror returned to the streets of London on Wednesday, March 22, as the UK parliament was attacked, leaving no fewer than five dead and about 40 injured. However, this is not the first time T.B Joshua would claim he prophesied about a terror attack. Emmanuel TV also released a video where the Prophet claimed he prophesied the terror attack that took place in the southern French city of Nice.
However, a whole lot of readers on line consider the man of God as an opportunist who has specialized in taking advantage of the people. Most of the people said his predictions are not God sent, otherwise he could have been warned about the disaster that befell his church in Lagos. Others felt that predicting terrorist act in England and any European nation is not difficult for anybody knows that all European nations are targets of terrorists.
Like all men of God, he has his good parts praying for people and nations and offering counsel. He must continue the good evangelical duties and avoid the dangerous paths of predictions and prophesies likely to place him in bad light.
By Alhaji Alhasan Abdulai