Nigerians mock TB Joshua for wrong prediction on U.S. election

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After Temitope Joshua had predicted on Sunday a “narrow” win for Hilary Clinton in the just concluded U.S. presidential election, Mrs. Clinton lost to Donald Trump of the Republican Party on Tuesday. Mr. Trump won over 270 electoral college votes to secure victory.

On Wednesday morning, Nigerians trooped to social media to mock Mr. Joshua (popularly known as TB Joshua), the founder of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, for the failure of his prophesy to come to pass.

A few hours later, Mr. Joshua deleted the prophesy posted on the church’s official Facebook account.

In its place, he posted a seven-line prayer on the church’s official Facebook account urging his members to join him in prayer.

“Ask Jesus to give you the grace to live your life in purity and honour, to listen to the Spirit of God and resist the evil spirits coming to you,” said Mr. Joshua.

“This is the prayer that will strengthen you forever. Ask Jesus to reveal the weakness in your heart and break that spirit. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!”

Last Sunday, Mr. Joshua had predicted a “narrow” win for the Democratic Party’s Mrs. Clinton ahead of the November 8 poll.

“Ten days ago, I saw the new President of America with a narrow win,” Mr. Joshua had said in his church sermon which was later posted on the church’s Facebook account.

“The new President will be facing several challenges over many issues, including: passing bills, attempts to possibly pass a vote of no confidence on the new President. The boat of the new President will be rocked.

“By the way, in order not to keep you in suspense, what I frankly saw is a woman.”

His wrong prophecy notwithstanding, Mr. Joshua’s followers besieged the church’s Facebook account on Wednesday praising “Papa Prophet T.B Joshua for his powerful and amazing prayers.”

Less than two hours after his Wednesday call for prayers on Facebook, the post garnered nearly 4,000 comments.

Charles Ehimen wrote: “Thank you Lord Jesus Christ for all you have done and still doing in my life, Holy Spirit give me the grace to live a life of purity and honour to the glory of your name and assist me to overcome every evil spirit against my life and family. Thank you God for in Jesus mighty name I pray amen.”

Janet Bweendo wrote: “Thank you Lord Jesus for your mercy, help me to stay pure and in honour to listen to the Holy Spirit so that I can resist the evil spirits coming to me, Lord Jesus I pray in the Name of Jesus that reveal my weakness in my heart so that I can break that spirit in Jesus Name.”

Jok Yet John wrote: “Lord Jesus I kneel before and ask for kindness make me strong to resist evil spirits and stand before, purify my heart and make me clean from bad thing in me. Lord bless my thought and accompany me in my pray during morning ours.”

Moments later, Mr. Joshua posted a second message telling his members “Don’t let your dream die within you” and referencing the Biblical Joseph who went from being a prisoner to leading the people of Israel.

It was not the first time Mr. Joshua had come under public scrutiny over his acclaimed prophetic powers. When, in 2014, a refurbished six-storey building inside his church premises collapsed killing 116 people, mostly South Africans, many questioned the preacher’s inability to foresee an incident of such magnitude.

A week after Nigeria’s presidential election in 2015, Mr. Joshua said he told then President, Goodluck Jonathan, that he would lose the election.

Muhammadu Buhari of the then opposition party, All Progressives Congress, defeated Mr. Jonathan in the election.

Mr. Joshua said ‘God’ spoke to him with a message for Mr. Jonathan several weeks before the general elections.

He said God told him -“This message should be delivered to your president, that whatever the outcome of this election, his regime has come to an end. He should accept to save the lives of millions,” he told the congregation.

Mr. Joshua claimed he called Mr. Jonathan by phone, adding that he had previously shared with him many revelations about Nigeria which eventually came to pass.

Insisting the seriousness of the revelation was such that it had to be relayed personally so as not affect votes, Mr. Joshua said Mr. Jonathan promptly sent a close aide to meet the cleric.

After the presidential aide had worshipped at his church during a Sunday service, Mr. Joshua said, he met him and relayed the revelation that Mr. Jonathan’s regime had come to an end.

“Soft landing – that is the language I sent to the president,” he told attendees.


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  • Ali A-ly

    wetin concern am, he said it and he made his money from his followers shikenan any other thing wey follow na talk. And his followers will still go back to him for more (false) prophecies, that is a black man for you

    • Lucky

      Some of you who are criticizing the Man of God, Prophet T B Joshua will be put to shame on the day the new USA president will be sworn in. You have to listen to the prophecy wisely to understand what the Man of God said and what is going to happen.

  • Watch man

    God does not lie. Mr Joshua’s binomial permutation (NOT PROPHECY) may have arisen out of a paranormal experience inspired by familiar spirit of divination that wanted to ridicule God. But God cannot be mocked (Gal.6:7). Joshua is a businessman who feeds on the gullibility of people. He should not be taken seriously.

    • Whalerolex

      Which business venture be your own? RCCG, Winners, Christ Embassy?

  • uche

    lol…..Joshua ur crystal ball no show u well………be dem false, be them true, its only the Lord Almighty that will Judge all of us…so blackman open ya eyes…dont follow man but cling unto God…..

  • share Idea

    While Nigerians are mocking T.B Joshua, I implore PT release video of Wole Shoyika destroying his American Green Card. Nigeria we hail thee

  • Watch man

    The Pyrate/seadog man (Wole Soyinka) ought to have shredded his green card and gone on exile by now. He and Joshua are birds of a kind. Shame!

  • Nwa_Afrique

    Hilary – 59,036,741
    Trump – 58, 914, 866

    • Charles

      It is all about electoral votes in the U.S. not the popular votes. You can have more popular vote and still lose as we have in the present case.


    Premium Times should have been at least honest enough to admit that were it an Islamic Cleric who made this prediction it would not have run this kind of story mentioning the one they call prophet Mohammed the way it has ubiquitously mentioned without respect the ‘Holy Spirit’ and ‘Jesus’ of the Christians. If any media house did this story on a Muslim Cleric I am sure by now so many heads would have been cut off. But Premium Times enjoys itself with a graphic story coined to debase and mock Christianity, its Pastors and values…and its miserable Palm wine drinking Editors see nothing wrong with it. Why? Because there is no Sharia in Christianity. Maybe we should begin to implement Mosaic Laws so that a the useless reporter who wrote this story can be given a Sharia and blasphemy punishment.

  • Maria

    ………………….I think the mocking of Wole Soyinka is far more than the mocking of TB Joshua so we expect that you run a story on the needless statements by Soyinka rather than border about a prophesy by a man of God. PT be honest. At least for once.

    By the way, remember that even the Bible says that with prayer and fasting the prophesies of men of God and even the proclamation of God can be changed. Anyway, no one expects infidels in PT to understand these spiritual principles. Their only understanding is centered around Sharia.

    • Life is Good

      So who fasted and who prayed? We are talking about three days ago not last year! Read this from Deut 18:20-22
      20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
      21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
      22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

    • Babso

      Did I just read from your comment that God proclamation can be changed by praying and fasting? Who will the prayers and fasting be directed to? Joshua is a weakling who has no idea how God does His things.

    • Whalerolex

      I knew it that some people will try to defend this rubbish.

  • meeku

    That’s how he desiv Jonathan.. fake Prophet

  • Dazmillion

    The issue is not about his prophecies which has always been false. The main issue is when handcuffs will be placed on the stubby hands of Joshua so that he can answer for killing over a hundred people at his church. That is the main issue.

    • Otile

      Nonsense, how about your own marabouts? Have they prophesied anything right?

      • Dazmillion

        O ye son of Joshua, who are my marabouts?

  • Mohd Sageer

    Useless people… Thats what christianity is.. A religion of lies and business investment to extort the poor followers

    • Babso

      Why do you join the ignorant ones who use an individual to judge a group of people, community, tribe or gender? Treat Joshua as an individual failure rather than the faith he profess.

      • Suleiman Alatise


    • Ambrose

      Brother Mohd, that is a wrong word to use about Christianity. I bet you are a muslim, and l am very sure you will be unhappy if l describe islam as a religion of terrorists and sexual perverts. Let peace rule your heart and tongue.

      • Khalid

        Well spoken..

      • Nurudeen

        This maturity, Well spoken Ambrose

    • Michael Olusola Akomolafe

      mr mohd why did you far away from peace? never say that again, Jesus loves you.

      • Mohd Sageer

        And I love Jesus too… but i dont like those people using his name to do opposite of what he preached.

  • Arabakpura

    It appears that the Chinese monkey that predicted the victory of Trump has a better god than that of TB Joshua!

  • Zibite Kurwizi Welye

    “But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.” ~ Deuteronomy 18:20
    So, I see the dead of such prophet people!

  • Marcus Ijele

    This why Pastors and all believers should not join politics. See how this man has rubbished his Ministry? Why should a Pastor leave what he should preach on Sunday and began to predict political/election victory? Now, see the result.

  • suleiman

    All these pseudo prophets should go and sit down. TB’s prophesies have been about plane crash, there will be hunger, or a big man will die. Prophets are specific and not speculative. I hope all those blind followers of TB and Fawomiwo will know them for who they are and their fake miracles

  • NoSpinEd

    TB Joshua was seriously mistaken in this instance. It is obvious now that there wasn’t any inspiration behind his purported prophesy. Most US polls also erroneously predicted a Hillary Victory. If he had predicted the then unlikely victory of Trump like Chuck Pierce and several other US prophetic ministers who actually prayed with Trump and spoke before hand of his impending victory, he would have commanded been right on. What has been vividly revealed by his careless foray into politics is his frail humanity. Vaunted ministers of God if they do not humble themselves can misrepresent Him.

  • George

    SHAMELESS wole soyinka old son of birds hunters from Ogun State where idiotic behavior is a proud should be naked and flock in a public squar.

    Old callous man good for nothing liar from the pit of hell fire must be ban from enter USA.

  • wahyudil

    at least this will cement other prophecy … this is the last president of US … well, half of it, prophecy said Trump will not finished his presidential term and Obama is the last president (that finished his term as president)

  • shola

    This man is a complete charlatan, but those who believe in him have their gods in him. He is an expert in twisting his words to avoid been caught red-handed. A man of God? definitely not! On the contrary. He is a man of cultism!

  • Olori Magege

    Those who depend on other human beings for spiritual guidance be very wary

  • In the next not distant future, I will not be surprised to find a well crafted answer from the man of cloth for the failed prophesy.

    • Epsilon_Delta

      He would tell his followers that Clinton actually won! She won Trump by a “slim margin”… dam that electoral college thing!

  • Analyst

    This is normal. Even prophet Samuel missed it when he went to the house of Jesse and declared Eliab as God’s choice.
    1Samuel 16:6 And it came to pass, when they were come, that he looked on Eliab, and said, Surely the Lord’s anointed is before him. That doesn’t mean Prophet TB Joshua is not a prophet of God anymore.

    • tundemash

      What is prophetic in guessing and saying exactly what common sense and the polls were saying? God does not get it wrong; charlatan TB Joshua was guessing!

      1 Samuel 16:6-7New International Version (NIV)

      6 When they arrived, Samuel saw Eliab and thought, “Surely the Lord’s anointed stands here before the Lord.”

      7 But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

      Immediately Samuel got it wrong, God corrected him; how come charlatan TB Joshua did not hear from God and was not corrected immediately he guessed wrong ?

    • FemiT

      Pls Not only read your Bible, get
      understanding as well – – It was Samuel’s thought NOT – God said “anoint “Eliab”

  • Rev

    God have mercy upon us all!!!

  • Aminu Baba

    It is obvious to all clear headed human beings that this man is a false prophet
    But even his gullible worshippers should hold him to account for this act of criminal dishonesty:

    “A few hours later, Mr. Joshua deleted the prophesy posted on the church’s official Facebook account.A few hours later, Mr. Joshua deleted the prophesy posted on the church’s official Facebook account.”

  • ProfNtini

    When a Prophet speaks, the wise listen. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton is
    the next President of USA. The prophecy by Senior Prophet TB Joshua was
    correct 100%. Its too early to celebrate.

  • Walter Dinjos

    Actually, Hillary got more votes than Trump. Over 200k votes more than Trump. Unfortunately, the American system favours the electoral college over the votes of the majority. It’s a flawed system.