Controversial Nigerian televangelist T.B. Joshua is in deep trouble over the prophecy he made relating to the outbreak of the coronavirus around the globe.
During a church sermon last month, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) revealed that the pandemic would end by March.
“This month, 27th, it will be over, by the end of this month, whether we like it or not, no matter the medicine they have produced to cure whatever, it will go the way it came,” he said.
With less than a few hours to the cleric’s D-day for COVID-19, Nigerians began a countdown with respect to the prophecy he made and started mocking him.
However, as the virus continues to ravage different parts of the world and with a third of countries including his country, Nigeria, going on complete lock-down to help curtail the spread of the outbreak, T.B Joshua has decided to suspend his Sunday Service.
He said he would deliver sermons virtually through his Emmanuel TV which has accumulated over half a billion of views in total over the years.
“There will be no gathering this Sunday and Monday. Meet TB Joshua on Emmanuel TV at the usual time of the Sunday Service. TB Joshua and his team will pray with you and counsel you as you and your family watch Emmanuel TV. Distance is not a barrier. A good Christian is a good citizen. Thank you for your obedience” read a statement issued by his Church.
Many scholars now believe that TB Joshua wanted to ride on the back of an elderly psychic, Sylvia Brownie, who in the summer of 2008, published a book that contained an ominous prediction.
“In around 2020, a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments,” it said. “Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.”
This prediction faded from public memory and the book’s author died in 2013. But the Coronavirus pandemic has brought new attention to Browne’s book, and it is believed, TB Joshua’s prophecy may be based on this book.