Following backlash over the failure of his prophecy on the U.S. election, Temitiope Joshua, the Head of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, popularly known as Prophet TB Joshua, says he did not miss the mark, The Punch reports.
Joshua had few days before the election predicted that a woman would emerge victorious.
However, he was proven otherwise when Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton at the polls.
But during a service on Sunday at the headquarters of his church at Ikotun, Lagos Prophet TB Joshua said, “there was nothing controversial about the prophecy. It is human beings that are controversial.”
He asserted that his words were misinterpreted because,”we are not on the same level (of spiritual understanding)”, an explanation to which he received applause from the congregation.
In a post on his Facebook page on Sunday titled “My view regarding the election (US)” he wrote, “We have seen the outcome of the election in America. Having read, you will notice that it is all about the popular vote, the vote of the majority of Americans.
“In this case, we need the Spirit of a Prophet to recognize or to know a Prophet. Our levels are different. We are not on the same level.
“We might have great cathedrals, huge bells, and all kinds of activities that are good by human standards but human point of view is limited.
“1 Corinthians 1:25. The foolishness of God is wiser than that of men and the weakness of God is stronger than that of men. There is no shortcut to spiritual maturity unless earthly understanding gives way to spiritual enlightenment.
“I see many people trying to interpret prophets on the basis of their own minds and ideas. The prophecy seems to cause uproar, to many who gave it different meaning and interpretation.
“Finally, campaigns and elections in any democratic country in the world are never about one person, it is about the country we care and love. Whichever way it happens, we must accept the outcome and then look to the future (God), the Author and Finisher.
“Democracy is all about accommodation. All democrats must value the process of democracy more than the product.
“God bless the United States of America.”
Dolapo is a writer and journalist who works with YNaija. He has interests in Christianity, politics and sports.