Mixed messages erupted at the weekend from followers of Nigerian preacher TB Joshua, after the latter’s church denied the prophet uttered a prophecy on Zimbabwe’s upcoming elections.
TB Joshua’s own followers had said they heard the prophet predict election doom in an African country and how three thousand people would die after an opposition party has won. One Facebooker wrote: “TB Joshua prophesied saying three thousand are going to die in a country holding elections in recent days. I pray for life and I rebuke any death by violence in Jesus Name! Amen.”
The report was also apparently confirmed by Facebook secret leaker, Baba Jukwa re-sounded the alleged prophecy. The mixed messages follow another prediction on the death of Malawi’s former president Bingu Mutharika last year in February which soon after TB Joshua uttered it, other followers of the prophet calling themselves TB Joshua Watch issued a press statement claiming that TB Joshua had not made the prophetic utterance at all, something which turned out to be untrue.
But the church on Saturday issued the following statement denying the prophet ever uttered the prediction on Zimbabwe’s elections.
By TB Joshua Ministries
“The Zimbabwean Elections And Prophet TB Joshua.
Attention. This is an official message from The SCOAN. There are false rumours and articles spreading on the internet that Prophet TB Joshua prophesied concerning the Zimbabwean election. This is false. Prophet TB Joshua did not prophesy anything regarding the presidential election in Zimbabwe.
If there is any message concerning the nation of Zimbabwe, it will be officially broadcast on Emmanuel TV and on our official websites, www.scoan.org and www.emmanuel.tv Beware of false rumours. Don’t listen to the father of lies, the sons of lies and the daughters of lies.
Please, do not sit somewhere, hear this or that and come to a hasty conclusion. God requires that we find out the truth from Him first and hold fast to that which is true, as the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:21.”