Prophet T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has declared 2014 as a year Nigeria’s corrupt leaders would go down. He spoke while ushering in 2014.
In a broadcast beamed live via the church’s popular television station Emmanuel TV, he first counselled believers to stay steadfast in faith despite the challenges that would arise in the coming year.
“We are tempted so that we may pray the more. Afflictions are meant for our spiritual benefit,” he told the congregants and television viewers.
Speaking further, he said: “This New Year 2014 is not like any other year in the past. It is a year of crossing the bridge. To cross the bridge, you need to grab onto faith. This is not going to be easy for the mighty. Many of the mighty will fall. Pray for them. The rich, famous and popular people – many will fall this 2014 because crossing the bridge is not going to be easy; they need God. Many of them believe it is their own making to be great in their own area of expertise.”
He went on to decry the effect this ‘fall’ would have on the business world as, according to him, “98% of businesses and companies are owned by these people.”
Specifying a field of business that would especially be affected, he said the airline industry would face multiple challenges, leading to an unprecedented rise in ticket prices, noting that African airlines would be most affected.
Joshua further declared 2014 to be a year of destiny for those who would follow the ways of the Lord.
“Many people that are not known will rise by destiny,” he said.
Talking about the current Nigerian political situation, Joshua said: “There will be a leadership tussle over who will lead and who will be presidential candidate in APC which will affect them as a political party. They should be vigilant. Many are with them in flesh but not with them in spirit.”
Talking about the current crisis rocking the ruling party, PDP, the prophet stated that they would “pay any price to unite” but that the issue of who would be the presidential candidate would cause challenges.
“Many of the key leaders in political parties will go down in 2014. If many key leaders go down with 2014, what will now happen in 2015? Pray for 2015 to be fulfilled. The beginner is not the owner but the finisher,” he said, adding that “what will happen in 2014 will result in the correction of the corruption in Nigeria because many corrupt leaders will go down.”
Joshua then prayed for the congregants who all lit candles to symbolise the dawn of the New Year.
“God has promised that 2014 is the year of destiny. Your destiny cannot be changed. This New Year, your destiny cannot be tampered with. I command your dream to come true, your dream to come to fulfillment, in Jesus’ name.”