Speaking in his usual parabolic tone, Joshua called for prayers for the regional leaders as “the ending of February to April are very peculiar months in the Southern African sub-region.”
Joshua further gave a global warning concerning the volatile North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. “I am seeing an ‘arrow’ from there and it will affect the world,” he declared, adding that, North Korea possessed weaponry that most countries were unaware of.
“The war we are fighting already in Syria is still there. We cannot afford another one again,” he stated, calling for those involved to embrace peace.
“There are going to be unusual, uncommon challenges this year 2016 but in challenges, we children of God flourish,” he added, encouraging congregants and viewers of his popular television station Emmanuel TV.
Followers of the Nigerian ‘Prophet’ were delighted to see his return to the pulpit, claiming his unusual prolonged absence was for ‘spiritual fortification’.
“Can you see that your pastor did not go on holiday,” Joshua jokingly told the crowd after he had moved in the midst of the huge congregation, ministering ‘deliverance’ and ‘prophecy’.
The service had over 3,000 foreigners in attendance, including those who had travelled from the Eastern European nations of Ukraine and Russia.
Joshua’s last public appearance at The SCOAN was in April 2015, shortly before his ‘Miracle Crusade’ in the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City which allegedly attracted over 150,000 attendees.
By Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist