Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Minister of Information and Culture, has urged Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, Founder/General Overseer, Synagogue Church of All Nations [SCOAN] not to relocate from the country as he urged the renowned prophet to come for dialogue with the government in a means of finding lasting solutions to the various challenges the Church is facing in recent times.
The Minister said this while fielding questions from the journalists during the on-going National Association of Nigeria Tour Operators [NATOP] Annual General Meeting and Conference 2017 holding at the Renaissance Hotel Ikeja, Lagos by today.
Prophet Joshua declared his intention to leave Nigeria and relocate his ministry to the nation of Israel during a church service on Sunday 30th April 2017.
Joshua disclosed that he had just returned from the ‘Holy Land’ after holding meetings with three prominent Israeli mayors of Jerusalem, Tiberias and the Jordan Valley.
He noted that Israel offered him both land and facilities in an area around the biblical site of the Sea of Galilee for him to organize meetings for international pilgrims.
“This is where my Father in Heaven came from – it’s non-negotiable,” Joshua explained, adding it was not a decision he undertook lightly.
“It’s the best place for you to meet Prophet T.B. Joshua. After your healing, blessing and deliverance, you can move around all the spiritual monuments which will establish your faith,” he clarified.
Joshua said his decision to leave was not connected to the “persecution” he endured during his ministry.
He said the move would help people to “appreciate” what his ministry had been contributing to both the local economy and Nigeria’s international image.
“This is the most persecuted ministry in the world. Who are the people persecuting the ministry? My people, Africa.
“That is why I choose to live a lonely life. If you want to see me, come to this church.
“Your life can preach a better sermon than your mouth,” he exhorted the congregation, stating that the Israeli officials had observed his ministry from afar before inviting him.
When www.africantraveltimes.com visited the church this afternoon, sources there confirmed the story and that arrangement are in top gear as an advance team will depart Nigeria shortly.