…say the spirit will never die
“Our father, Prophet Temitope Joshua may have passed on, but he is here with us in spirit, for the spirit of a true prophet never dies.”
These were the words of Prophetess Olayinka Egbejobi, during a charity visit to the destitute community of Magboro in Ogun State, by followers of the late founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), the Prophet Temitope Joshua. Egbejobi explained that the visit to the destitute with a total of 250 10kg sacks of rice and 1 million naira gifts was to celebrate the first anniversary of Prophet Joshua’s death.
The disciple said that Joshua, who represented love, forgiveness and care for the oppressed, had immeasurable impacts on humanity that outweigh the number of years he spent on earth. To this end, she called on Nigerians to help each other, to be one, to avoid intolerance, hatred and other evils.
His words: “Our father, Prophet TB Joshua, lived a good life and impacted the world as a man of God. His life is celebrated around the world. We celebrate the life he lived.
This is happening all over the world. He may not be with us physically, but we know he is with us spiritually and seeing what is being done in his honor and to the glory of God.
“He will never be forgotten in the history of mankind. We thank God for his life and we know that Almighty God loves him more than we do. Indeed, he looks at us and smiles at us.
“We have to love our neighbours, we have to love each other regardless of culture, tribe or religion. We should let love lead as our father used to say.
Let’s take care of the poor. Please Nigerians let us love more. Evangelist Olamide Obasa, who also spent nearly three decades at The SCOAN, recalled memories of Joshua whom she described as: ‘My beloved dad, my mentor, my coach, my guide who learned so many things. Without him, I wouldn’t be where I am today. He showed me the way of the Lord and I will be eternally grateful to him. He is not with us physically but with us spiritually.
What he taught me has kept me and will continue to keep me. Another follower, Prophetess Ann Ibeh, shared that the late Prophet made her a better person and how the many years she spent with him will continue to be cherished. “The prophet Joshua was a man of love and discipline.
He taught us that no matter what gift you have, you have to have character. He taught me to be strong. I am stronger spiritually. For me there is no fear because the love of God puts the world under your feet and you don’t need to be afraid…
We cannot forget our beloved father, his legacy will live on,” Ibeh said. Evangelist Joseph David said he and other disciples will continue to uphold what their late mentor taught them by having a positive impact on humanity.