The General Overseer of Champions Royal Assembly, Prophet Joshua Iginla, has opened up on his encounter with the late televangelist, Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua after he told him about his death with a vision he had received.
Iginla described the late Joshua as an ambassador of love to the less privileged who was a blessing to the body of Christ.
Iginla noted that he had “a vision in 2015, 2016 and 2018 that a great man of God is quitting the scene, it was T.B Joshua.”
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According to him, he reached out to the man of God to inform him about his death and T.B Joshua replied him and said : “Thank You, my brother. If it’s his wish to keep me, he will keep me.
“There is nothing I am afraid of anymore. I think I have done the work the Lord sent me. I will always take a bow to the sovereignty of God”.
Recall Iginla recently attacked pastors for not helping their fellow pastors enough but condemn other pastors and support herbalists.
He said: “A lot of believers in this end-time are thinking of wealth acquisition, money, we are egocentric, we have become the world, and the world is becoming the church, there is a lot of misnomer because the church has lost her place.
“One of the most powerful mandate is not about big church, it is about taking the gospel to the world, especially rural evangelism, I started my ministry from there, you will be surprised there are villages people have not heard of the gospel of Christ, we need to redeem the time for the coming of the master, the problem is that we are condemning one another.
Meanwhile, Barrister Evelyn Joshua, the wife of the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Temitope Balogun Joshua, has reacted about the death of her husband.
TB Joshua passed away on Saturday night, few hours after hosting a church programme.
His wife, Evelyn, writing on Twitter, expressed deep emotions over the loss of her husband.
In a tweet on her official Twitter handle, @Mama_Evelyn, pointed out the importance of fellowshipping with God always, stating that only the supreme God can “lessen our heartache and comfort us in these times”.
She said, “Losing a loved one is never easy; whether sudden or foreseen. It is always heart-breaking.
“Only He can lessen our heartache and comfort us in these times. Seek refuge in him.”
About a week ago, Evelyn had taken to her Twitter page to write, “Faith is trusting and believing that the Almighty has your back no matter what you’re going through. Even when you can’t comprehend what’s going on, you trust Him. You know He will get you out of unfavourable situations. Best motto to live by; do your best, leave the rest to Him!”
Last year, Joshua said he does not put his wife on the spotlight because only God could do so.
“I would have loved my wife to be like me but I cannot make her what I am; it is God. I can’t anoint her; God is the one that anoints people,” he said, adding, “So, it is so difficult for me to display my wife, she has to be ready for God. As much as you are ready for God, God will display you.”
The couple wedded in 1990 and have three daughters together.
This video below from The Guardian’s Daniel Anazia and Jesutomi Akomolafe captures the mood at TB Joshua’s church, the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, in Ikotun, Lagos.
Following the sudden death of Nigerian preacher and televangelist, Temitope Balogun Joshua, official statement has been released.
The Akoko, Ondo state born man of God, had earlier in day participated in a church programme before his shocking death.
Although the cause of death could not be ascertained as at the time of filing in report, but his body was confirmed to have been deposited in the morgue.
Mr Joshua reigned for several decades as a fiery preacher on television, using his platform to attract a large number of Christians from across the world.
According to the statement released by SCOAN, the cleric’s last words were, ‘Watch and Pray’
The statements reads, ” PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12th 1963 to JUNE 5th 2021
“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7
On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.”
God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.
As Prophet TB Joshua says, “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it”.
Prophet TB Joshua leaves a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn.
The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers and concern at this time and request a time of privacy for the family.
Here are Prophet TB Joshua’s last words: “Watch and pray.”
One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear.”