Contrary to outcry over his inability to predict or avert the collapse of a guesthouse in his church, founder of the Synagogue Church of all Nations, SCOAN, Prophet Temitope Joshua, said he saw a vision of the incident that killed at least 115 persons.
The victims, mainly South Africans, died when a six-storey guesthouse belonging to the church caved in on 12 September.
The clergyman, who said he knew something tragic was to befall his ministry, noted that he prepared his parishioners on how to handle the tragedy.
In a statement posted on the SCOAN’s official Facebook page, TB Joshua warned his critics against accusing him of failing to foresee the disaster that befell his ministry.
“For those who are outside the Lord, they would not know. When you are outside God, you will not know what I am talking. When you are outside the light, you cannot understand what I am talking. For the three weeks before the incident, if you heard my message and sat down, you would know I was giving you a vision and prophetic word on how to handle the situation at hand. Trials and tests are for our belief. I go by the directives of God,” the prophet stated.
Accusing his critics of being “used by Satan,” the televangelist said they were just out to “disturb” the faith of his local and international members with “negative words.”
According to him, all the “Satanic agents” criticising him over the circumstances surrounding the incident, would soon “suffer for it.”
Since none of his critics is unable to help him raise the victims from death, TB Joshua argued that they should stop rubbishing his ministry or risk paying dearly for it.