NIGERIA TAKE HEART
Below is the account of how during a Sunday service, the day that Nigeria crashed to Ghana in the African Nations Cup quarterfinals, T.B. Joshua predicted the outcome of the match. While attending the service, thousands in the congregation were contemplating the coming match and were surprised to hear their pastor talk about the very thing that was going through their minds…
God is still saying something!
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NIGERIA TAKE HEART
During the service on Sunday 3rd February, 2008, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave another message of prophecy that saw its fulfilment that very same day. During the course of the live service, the man of God addressed the issue of the upcoming football match between Ghana and Nigeria at the African Cup of Nations quarterfinals. The man of God later explained that it was necessary to mention the match as 90 per cent of the congregation were interested in what God said about it.
He said, “I don’t want to talk about your football – but I’m seeing something now”. As the prophet made a sign of the number ‘1’ in the air, the congregation jumped and shouted for joy. He continued, saying, “I’m just seeing 5 minutes. What is 5 minutes? I will speak to you in parables and just leave the whole thing. Nigeria, take heart! I will not say more than that. I just want to read a portion for you, John 16:33 – “In this world you will have trouble, but take heart – I have overcome the world!”
Resting his chin in his hands to symbolize a disappointed fan, he said: “Nigeria, can you see? Take heart. You should not allow anything to affect your joy today”. At the prophet’s words, some of the Ghanaian members present began to jubilate in anticipation of a Ghanaian victory.
That evening after the service, the Ghana – Nigeria match kicked off, and by the 33rd minute, Nigeria were one nil up. True to the prophet’s words of “five minutes”, it was in the last five minutes of the first half that Ghana equalized and it was in the last five minutes of the second half that Ghana scored the winning goal – the goal that sealed their victory and put Nigeria out of the cup. Confirming the sign of a ‘1’ which the prophet made during the service, Ghana won by one goal.
Truly, Super Eagles fans worldwide hung their heads in disappointment as their African Cup of Nations dreams crashed on the rocks of the Black Stars. But we remember the encouragement of Prophet TB Joshua: “Take heart, Nigeria. You should not allow anything to affect your joy”.
As Prophet T.B. Joshua says, remember, always, the best is yet to come.