Senior Prophet T.B. Joshua, The founder, and president of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has declared that the church synagogue would be reopened in the next couple of days.
In a swift reaction based on the comment attributed to the Lagos State Commissioner for Home Affairs, Mr. Elegushi, that worship centers would not be opened for worshippers to go and served the true living God.
However, Prophet T.B. Joshua has condemned such a statement, stating that, “It is a careless word from a canal man with no regard for God in heaven.”
The clergy continues that “It would be very unrealistic to shutdown worship centers for a longer period, as it only takes the prayers of saints across the world to put an end to this current scourged ravaging the world over.”
Meanwhile, The Presidential Task Force on the pandemic said Tuesday that places of worship had been identified as a major avenue of potential COVID-19 SPREAD.
PTF National Coordinator, Dr. Aliyu Sani, who announced the guidelines, added: “It is better to stay at home and worship than to go into a place of worship.”
Responding to the government’s advice, Joshua said in a statement that he would reopen SCOAN when God asks him to do so.
He said: “Don’t forget there was a revelation three times concerning the church closing.
“That same God, we are waiting to hear from on when to reopen – when things will go back to normal – as usual. God’s time is the best. We are waiting at His feet for that time. We are tarrying for the Holy Spirit’s instruction. Pray without ceasing.
“Meet us as usual on Emmanuel TV until we hear from God when to reopen, the same God who gave us the prophecy three times about the church closing. It is God’s work, not our work. Here, our thanks go to the authorities for understanding. Jesus is Lord!”