Prophet T.B Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has expresses shock over the death of the Ghanaian president, Prof. John Atta Mills, whom he referred to as his spiritual godson.
Mills died on Monday after a protracted battle with throat cancer. He has since been succeeded by former vice president, John Dramani Mahama, who was sworn in hours after Mills’ death was announced.
Prophet T.B Joshua said he would have intensified prayers for the late president if he had gotten any spiritual revelation concerning the unfortunate incident.
Joshua who mustered spiritual intervention for the late president’s election victory in 2008 after two unsuccessful attempts, revealed that Mills had been in his church thrice this year for special prayers concerning his ill-health.
During a thanksgiving service at the SCOAN to celebrate Mills’ election victory, the late president had acknowledged T.B Joshua’s prediction that the election would drag on to the third round of contest when he would eventually be declared winner, a prophesy which came to pass.
“I was so hopeful he would recover his health completely, but it is sad and only God knows best why he should die now.
“I know many persons will be saying how come my fervent prayers did not save his life. All I can answer such persons is, why did GOD allow Stephen in the New Testament Bible to be stoned to death? Why did God not save the life of Stephen, an innocent man, as he was being stoned, dying?
“The answer is simply this: sometimes God allows things to happen for unknown reasons, and indeed reasons no man can explain, that is why God is Almighty Sovereign God; who indeed can question Him, who can challenge God?
“When we humanity eventually see God in the glorious city of Heaven, then, can we have answers to all our questions. For now, he can only get a 99 percent answer but never a 100 per cent answer.”
Prophet Joshua described late Atta Mills as a humble and dedicated leader who had many great plans for taking Ghana’s economy to greater heights.
According to the Leadership Newspapers, other members of the church expressed sadness at Mills’ death, a member reportedly said, “All of us are sad over his death. But what can we do? God knows best, and I know God will comfort each and every one of us, especially his immediate family there in Ghana.”