By Boris Esono Nwenfor
Pastor Temitope Balogun Joshua commonly referred to as T.B Joshua, the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations; SCOAN has said he is ready to virtually offer prayers for COVID-19 patients in isolation centres around the world.
In an announcement posted to Joshua’s YouTube channel, Emmanuel TV, the cleric called on relevant government and medical authorities to “organize those who are in isolation” and “arrange how to connect them to us on Emmanuel TV.”
“The blessing of Jesus is for those who knock and ask,” he said in the announcement, adding, “In whatever way you support to make this happen, we are a team; we are not doing more than you.”
“Together we shall pray for them. Together we shall be set free from this COVID-19,” the statement continued, quoting the Biblical reference in Luke 4:40 where Jesus healed “all who had various kinds of sickness after the mass prayer.”
“The same anointing that heals one is also able to heal all at the same time,” it concluded, calling on all interested parties to contact the church via their email address email@example.com.
Last week, the World Health Organisation reacted to a trending video in which a Cameroonian medical doctor was ‘healed’ from COVID-19 after receiving “interactive prayer” from Joshua’s ministry, acknowledging “spiritual leadership is very important in a time like this.”
His testimony was followed days later by a couple of university lecturers who equally acknowledged receiving healing from the dreaded virus, replete with medical reports before and after prayers from Emmanuel TV.
Since starting its ‘Interactive Prayer’ — in which online prayer is offered via video calls — Joshua’s ministry has prayed for COVID-19 patients from around the world including citizens of USA, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Honduras, and Cuba, Legit.ng reported.
In a report to send to Legit.ng by Ihechukwu Njoku, a freelance Nigerian journalist, the man of God said that the prayer session will be used to set free all those who are suffering for different kinds of infirmities as he referenced the book of Luke 4 vs 40.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that TB Joshua Wednesday, June 3, said that he is still waiting on God’s instruction to reopen his church. The man of God spoke in response to the federal government’s new guidelines on the lifting of the ban on religious gatherings.
The cleric who is known to heal people of various diseases has been silent in recent times. The cleric had made a bold statement of prayer concerning the end of coronavirus, the deadly pandemic that has practically brought the world to a standstill.
“COVID-19, this is your end! Lord Jesus, You have done it before; do it again,” he declared, further praying for “sin’s power” and “every influence of COVID-19 all over the world” to “be broken.”
At a time when the world is looking for cure for the deadly pandemic, many people have been questioning the “men of God” who are said to heal people as to why they haven’t done so for people suffering with the coronavirus. Whether TB Joshua can certainly heal people of coronavirus, many say only time will tell.