Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) founder TB Joshua has insisted that his prediction on the United States presidential elections on Tuesday 8 November was still accurate, despite Hillary Clinton – whom he projected as the winner – losing to Donald Trump.
Joshua, speaking during his sermon at the church’s service in Ikotun, Lagos State on Sunday, narrated:
“Thousands of people that heard my prophecy prayed to God, they fasted and prayed that God should change the prophecy.
“That a prophecy is disclosed and it did not come to pass does not mean that it is not authentic. The author of one of the mails which was read out to the congregation during the service commended the man of God saying: “Your word came and challenged us to pray.”
“It was like the prophecy of Jonah when God told him that he would destroy the people of Nineveh. Thank you prophet, your word saved America, it was a warning, like the prophecy of Jonah when the people prayed, and God changed His mind.
“Prophet, God hears your prayer. We prayed and fasted.” Confirming the power of prayer in prophetic utterances, Joshua said, “They know my antecedent that what I say always come to pass.
“As a result, they went to God in prayer. This is the power of prayer; it is not a crime to tell you. If you have doubt, look at the track record of the person that is talking. I said that the boat will be rocked, and there will be challenges. What else do you need? Let’s believe in the power of prayer.
“We have seen the outcome of the election in America. You will notice that it is all about the popular vote, the vote of the majority of Americans. In this case, we need the spirit of a prophet to recognize or to know a prophet.
“Our levels are different. We are not on the same level. We might have great cathedrals, huge bells and all kinds of activities that are good by human standards; but human point of view is limited.”