Prophet TB Joshua is Not Dead—Iginla

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By Dipo Olowookere

The General Overseer of the Champions International Ministry, Abuja, Prophet Joshua Iginla, has said the late General Overseer of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos, Prophet, Temitope ‘TB’ Joshua, is not dead.

Speaking when he visited the widow of the cleric, Mrs Evelyn Joshua, the foremost prophet said TB Joshua is only asleep, noting that his legacy lives on.

Prophet Iginla said though the world would have preferred to have the late man of God in his physical form, “the greatest joy we have is that he lives in so many ways around us today.”

“I say to the enemies of the SCOAN that you can’t kill a generation that has already resurrected in lives. There are many T B Joshua’s alive; from the disciples, wife, children and pastors from other places,” he added.

He described TB Joshua as his hero of love and humility, adding that “the time he had spent here if some people have that opportunity to live for 150 years, they will not be able to quantify the impact he has made in this generation.”

“We have not just lost a rare gem, we have lost somebody who is a gift to the body of Christ to the world, not just to Christians alone but to Muslims, other people and the elite,” he added.

The cleric charged the widow to continue the legacy of her husband, assuring that he will continue to pray for the ministry.

He described Mrs Evelyn Joshua as a woman of faith who has the capability and capacity to continue to keep the sheep together, charging her to be strong in the Lord.

To the children of the late prophet as well as his disciples, Mr Iginla encouraged them to keep the fire burning, tasking them to be committed and exude genuine love for the widow and the ministry.

He also asked them to remain strong, reminding them that, “The Lord is the giver of life and taker of life. Some of the things that happen at this end-time are as a result of God’s love and blessing for us.”

According to him, Prophet TB Joshua was a “prophetic prototype,” explaining that most prophetic and deliverance ministries have all learnt or use one or two things from him when he was alive.

He enjoined the disciples not to abandon the family of the late man of God, stressing that, “Those of us from afar and those of us also in the ministry, who have served as disciples, what we do to his wife and children after his exit will determine whether we loved him by eye service or love service. To me, I will continue to pray for this great ministry and his legacy lives on in our hearts.”

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