2nd October, 2014
Embattled Nigeria clergyman and general overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua has claimed that he prophesied the collapse of a building in his church premises in Ikotun, Lagos state three weeks before it happened.
Joshua said the prophesy was however understood by those who were in the ‘light’, noting that, not those who saw issues with an ‘outside’ view did not understand his sayings.
In a post on the SCOAN’s official Facebook page, TB Joshua warned critics against accusing him of failing to foresee the disaster.
“For those who are outside the Lord, they would not know. When you are outside God, you will not know what I am talking. When you are outside the light, you cannot understand what I am talking.
“For the three weeks before the incident, if you heard my message and sat down, you would know I was giving you a vision and prophetic word on how to handle the situation at hand. Trials and tests are for our belief. I go by the directives of God,” TB Joshua claimed.
The popular African televangelist said many were used by Satan to “disturb” the faith of his local and international members with negative words and confession. He noted that “Satanic agents” criticising him over the circumstances surrounding the incident, would soon “suffer for it”.
He then advised the critics who “were unable to help him raise the victims from death”, to stop rubbishing his ministry or risk paying dearly for it.
Those who could not stop what happened (building collapse), he said, should be “careful of their tongues” as anybody can go for it.
“I have been on this journey for 27 years. Do you think God can close His eyes and rubbish everything here? They are asking God to bring more evidence of whether He is the one who called me. Warn everyone to be very careful. This issue at hand is a delicate issue.
“People are using this to gain money and friends. This is a warning. Whatever people want to write let them write; they will be the ones to read it. I said our God would get back to them. He has started somewhere. He is coming. If your brother is involved, unless he can resurrect the people who died, he will join them. If you can resurrect the people who died, you can go free.
“The servants, the people who sent them; the people who heard the stories all around and those who want to use it for themselves and to disturb my spirit, you may likely join them. Be careful. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Let us be very careful with our tongues,” he warned.