- The founder of SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua, has said that he would not open his church until he hears from God
- In reaction to the gradual reopening of religious houses directed by the federal governments, the prophet said God had revealed to him about the close down before it happened
- TB Joshua, therefore, told his church members that their place of worship remains Emmanuel TV as he thanked the government for the latest decision
The general overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nation (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua, on Wednesday, June 3, said that he is still waiting on God’s instruction to reopen his church.
The man of God spoke in response to the federal government’s new guidelines on the lifting of the ban on religious gathering, The Nation reports.
It should be noted that on Tuesday, June 2, the national coordinator of the presidential task force on the coronavirus pandemic, Dr Aliyu Sani, said that: “It is better to stay at home and worship than to go into a place of worship.”
Prophet TB Joshua said that there was a revelation on three different occasions about the church closing even before the government took the action to shut them down.
“That same God, we are waiting to hear from on when to reopen - when things will go back to normal - as usual. God’s time is the best. We are waiting at His feet for that time. We are tarrying for the Holy Spirit’s instruction. Pray without ceasing.
“Meet us as usual on Emmanuel TV until we hear from God when to reopen, the same God who gave us the prophecy three times about the church closing. It is God’s work, not our work. Here, our thanks go to the authorities for understanding. Jesus is Lord!,” he said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that the general overseer of SCOAN said pandemics such as coronavirus only happen once every 100 years.
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TB Joshua said God told him in a revelation that there will be hard times immediately after the lockdown is over, urging people to live within their means.
The cleric said that as a way to survive, many will have to “withdraw from the city to rural life or to do away with some of your properties”.
He said this during his live TV broadcast on Sunday, May 10, adding that many will go down with the crisis if they do not adjust to the new condition.
The man of God, however, asked people not to lose faith because of the present challenges, saying God will make ways for many.
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