TB Joshua speaks on his false U.S. election prophesy

TB Joshua
TB Joshua

The founder of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Temitope Joshua, on Sunday said his earlier prophecy on the U.S. presidential election was given different interpretation by people “on a different level” with him.

In his Sunday sermon, Mr. Joshua (popularly known as TB Joshua) said people would need the spirit of a prophet to be able to recognize one.

“We have seen the outcome of the election in America,” Mr. Joshua said in a message later posted on the church’s official website and Facebook page.

He also hinted that his reference to Hilary Clinton as eventual winner was reflected in her winning more popular votes than Donald Trump.

“Having read, you will notice that it is all about the popular vote, the vote of the majority of Americans. In this case, we need the Spirit of a Prophet to recognize a Prophet. Our levels are different. We are not on the same level.

“We might have great cathedrals, huge bells, and all kinds of activities that are good by human standards but human point of view is limited.

“1 Corinthians 1:25. The foolishness of God is wiser than that of men and the weakness of God is stronger than that of men. There is no shortcut to spiritual maturity unless earthly understanding gives way to spiritual enlightenment.”

Last Sunday, with two days to the US Presidential election, Mr. Joshua had predicted a “narrow” victory for Hillary Clinton, the Democratic Party presidential candidate.

“Ten days ago, I saw the new President of America with a narrow win,” he had said in his prophecy which was later posted on the church’s official 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.”

But on Wednesday, Donald Trump, the Republican candidate and Mrs. Clinton’s main opponent, clinched the ticket to the White House by winning 306 electoral colleges to Mrs. Clinton’s 232.

Mrs. Clinton, however, garnered more votes with 60,981,118 to Mr. Trump’s 60,350,241 votes.

In the aftermath of Mrs. Clinton’s defeat, Nigerians trooped to social media to mock Mr. Joshua over the failure of his prophecy.

On Wednesday morning, Mr. Joshua deleted the prophecy from the church’s official Facebook account.

In its place, he posted a seven-line message urging his members to join him in prayer.

On Sunday, Mr. Joshua said people tried to interpret the prophecy “on the basis of their own minds and ideas.”

“The prophecy seems (sic) to cause uproar, to many who gave it different meaning and interpretation,” he said.

“Finally, campaigns and elections in any democratic country in the world are never about one person, it is about the country we care and love. Whichever way it happens, we must accept the outcome and then look to the future (God), the Author and Finisher.

“Democracy is all about accommodation. All democrats must value the process of democracy more than the product. God bless the United States of America.”


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  • Watch man

    I hear!

  • Benny

    I pity gullible Nigerian Christians. Christ enjoined us in 1Jn4:1 to test all spirits whether they are of God. My problem with nija Christians is that they are too lazy. Rather than read the bible and access God directly, they’d rather depend on some below-average pastors/prophets to provide some warped and selfish interpretations.

    Nigerian Christians, how much longer would you continue to present yourself to these wolves and thieves to exploit you???!!

    • Malik

      What do you mean by Nigerian Christians?
      What you’ve described is a common phenomenon with Christians worldwide.

  • Dejandon

    Hahahha… TB Joshua, thanks for this early morning comedy. I’m sure you will make it even more if you join Basket Mouth to perform

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  • tundemash

    What a cl0wn ! The more he opens his mouth, the more the lying deceitful fake pastorprenuer digs himself in a hole. The chinese monkey has more honour than this simpleton !


  • Right Minded

    TB Joshua, the Scammer!

  • PolyGon2013

    Explanation not good enough. TB Joshua is a fake prophet.

  • segun

    LOL you’ll fear interpretation now.

  • Jeff odokuma

    Some Christians are follow because they don’t read the Bible.. There are many great prophet of God in the Bible who prophesy and it doesn’t but it doesn’t come to pass that doesn’t mean they were not great prophet..example, Elisha in the Bible.. God can change his mind any time. Don’t judge any a man God….

    • Epsilon_Delta

      The reason you believe in fairy tales can be deduced from your comment!

    • ebong

      My dear Bible scholar,before you ask us not to judge,could you please tell us any of Elisha’s prophecy that did not come to pass?

      • Alhaji



      Deut 18:22 NIV
      “If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously. Do not be afraid of him.

    • If God changed his mind, why didn’t the man of God inform us before the election? In this case he’s not admitting that God changed his mind, He’s simply telling us that God was referring to the popular votes. We all know popular votes don’t win a candidate the election in America. That has been the practice for over 200+ years now.
      He also said in the prophesy that the woman will have trouble passing bills in senate. He should explain to us how someone who lost the election will have trouble passing bills in the senate. Why are you feigning ignorance here ?

  • blueeyedkitten

    he waited until all the total number of votes was announced before talking. some of us are wiser than you mr pastor.

  • Charles

    the more this representative of the devil on earth opens his mouth the more it stinks like the the pit of hell – the home of his father the devil.


    By their fruits ye shall know them

    • ebong

      You are very correct!


      True talk….. and fruits have seasons.

  • ebong

    Is TB Joshua telling us that God did not know the difference between electoral college votes and popular votes before telling him that a woman would win America’s presidential election with a slight margin?

  • Whyalways

    Even with such an explanation, if he meant the popular vote why then the prophecy still went on and picked Hillary as the president and apart from that when is hillary going to have the bill passing problems if she isn’t the president as predicted by the prophecy?

  • realist

    TB Joshua is being mischievous here, and I pitty his gullible members, who willingly believe a lie in order that they all may be judged because they did not believe the truth but took pleasure in unrighteousness- 2 Thessalonians 2:12.

  • He also said in the prophesy that she will have problems passing bills. That the senate will pass a vote of no confidence in her. They need to explain how a woman who didn’t win the election will have problems passing a bill in the senate. Besides the ballots have not been 100% counted . I’m sure if the election officials in the US included absentees ballots , Trump will still beat hillary in popular votes

    • Sam

      Thanks brother.

      These so called prophets want people to see them as mini god, so people can fear them and see them as invincible.

      Thank God for Jesus. He is gentle to the core. Not like these ones who create fear in their members’ hearts in order to remain relevant

    • Oladele

      You mind that fake! Instead of him to apologise, they are so arrogant. If the prophecy was correct why remove the original one? Many of them seek to control people playing mind games with them.

  • Kitunde

    For false Christs and false prophets shall rise, and shall shew signs and wonders, to seduce, if it were possible, even the elect.But take ye heed: behold, I have foretold you all things. (Verses like Mark 13:22)

  • Destiny Jacobs

    Deuteronomy 18:22 – If the prophet speaks in the LORD’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the LORD did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared.

  • ijelejames

    This lying tongue will not stop talking. Shame on you.

  • linkhadj.

    Everybody has the right to be fooled and deceived. For those who still decide to continue to follow any prophet whom God has abandoned, it is their right to remain perpetually ignorant.


    We are simply pencils in the hands of God. God has used Trump to teach and show the world so many things including differentiating between soothsayers from prophets. Most US Pollsters who got it wrong, have admitted to their errors and considering a review of their methodology. Polls are conducted by human institutions and their methodologies with a margin of errors are explained. A poll is an opinion or record of an opinion. Whereas a prophesy is a prediction of something that will happen in the future. This is not the first time TBJ will be exposed big time but are Nigerians going to learn and lessons? With the number of `fake` healing sessions and break through going on in Nigerian Churches every hour 24/7 over the years. Nigeria is suppose to have the least sick people and mortality rates in the world. If about 5000 persons are healed daily in our churches across Nigeria, it means over 1,8 million are healed annually in churches.Yet Nigeria is still ranked as one nations with the highest mortality rate in the world. Furthermore, with all the spiritual financial break through in Nigeria why is over 70% of Nigerians still living below the poverty level of $1.75 per day? It is high time the Federal and State Govts started regulating this sector which has been exploiting Nigerians to high heavens.

    • Jesse

      Precisely Bro A,

      This is what TBN used to say as well. Like Oh give us your tithe and it will be multiplied 30,60 and 100 fold.

      So let’s break that down shall we ?

      Let me give a 100 dollars and if God is multiplying it for me next month with 30 what do I have then ?

      3000 Right ? So if I take 300 out of that as tithe and let’s say I will get a 100 fold ? That will be ? 30,000 right ?

      So then I take 10 % of that, that will be 3000 right ? And if I get a 60 fold blessing from the Lord from that as they say in TBN, then ? 60 multiplied by 3000 is ? Well 180,000. So take 10 percent out of that and the return then should be ? 18,000 multiplied by 30 fold ? Well Well ? Lookey here……540,000. So in 6 months I should be multimillionaire. Right ? NOT !!!!!! It ain’t gonna happen.

      So all these teaching are coming from America and from Africa now. But the only one’s that benefit from it are the Pastors and their associates.

      That is why they are scam, liars, deceivers and scum.

  • British Nigerian

    Still competently dribbling them in that God forsaken place then…?

  • Otile

    Several evil minds are joining the lynchmob to attack Pastor Joshua but God will deliver him from them all. Pastor Joshua is not the cause of this crippling economic meltdown. He did not promise Nigerians one naira equal to one dollar. Leave him alone_fools.

  • marc umeh

    Only in nigeria can a prophesy about the outcome a FOREIGN election be a major source of national controversy.
    I tire for this people !!!!

    • ebong

      TB Joshua should have kept quiet and stop getting involved in a Foreign election.I tire for somebody like you!!!!

  • TalkWella

    Since you know that your level and ours are not on the same page….. you would have revealed your prophecy to those who are on the same level with you….. we are just hearing this now but when you revealed the prophecy you did not tell us is for only those who are on thesame level with you.

    I am very sure if Hilary has won the election you will not be telling us the different level story!

    • ebong

      You have finished TB Joshua.

      • TalkWella

        That’s true bro! if Hilary had won the Election, trump won the popular vote and nigerians starts saying trump won the popular vote, he would have said but I told you I saw a woman!
        he will not be here telling us different level story!
        I know by now nigerians would have singing his praise by now!

  • vic




  • serubawon70

    TB…TB…..TB. Oga TB. How mahy times I call you? Don’t prophesize again. Just predict. Prediction is easier to defend if it doesn’t come true

  • FirecloudOFGOD

    “In religion, a false prophet is one who falsely claims the gift of prophecy or divine inspiration, or who uses that gift for evil ends. Often, someone who is considered a “true prophet” by some people is simultaneously considered a “false prophet” by others, even within the same religion as the “prophet” in question. The term is sometimes applied outside religion to describe someone who fervently promotes a theory that the speaker thinks is false.” Wikepidia

    “False prophet: A prophet whose god is not yet known” ― Bangambiki Habyarimana.
    I particularly like this quote!

    “False prophets are spiritually dead & they always start dead religions.
    – Dead religions cannot impart Spiritual Life to religious converts.”
    ― Errol Anthony Smythe

    ““All false prophets are habitual liars and scoundrels. False prophets can never be True Messengers of The One True Eternal Living GOD.” ― Errol Anthony Smythe

    ““Always tell the Truth. Rebuke liars. Calling a false prophet “a false prophet” is not insulting a liar but it is telling The Truth as it is.” ― Errol Anthony Smythe

    “When some one is Called, Anointed and Appointed and sent by GOD and speaks in The Name of The Lord, what they say will happen.”
    ― Errol Anthony Smythe

    FINALLY “Prophecy is 100% accurate. Prophecy is 100% True. Prophecy cannot fail. There is no room for error in Prophecy. GOD is True.” ― Errol Anthony Smythe

    I leave you to review T B Joshua that is now telling us that he is “prophesying” on ‘a different level’ God is the Judge!

    If I may ask, what level is that? Are we not in the land of the living? We are all human. If TB Joshua is predicting, then we understand. Making a mistake is acceptable as we are all human. But when you, TB Joshua, CLAIM you are PROPHESYING, you are telling us that you have a direct line to God and God is precise, he never lies. Which God? Did you not hear him well?

  • BoeBow

    We don’t need prophets now to tell us that this two timing soothsayer will rot in HELL do we???

  • Rosebud

    TB Joshua is as fake as Ibibio soup cooked in Monrovia. Oya, now that Trump has finally won Michigan and the popular votes, tell us another lie, olofofo!

  • truther

    God is precision..there is no shadow of turning!

  • truther

    Read Deuteronomy 18:22