“I delivered TB Joshua’s message to Jonathan that saved Nigeria”- Ambassador Raphael

Prophet T.B. Joshua

Prophet T.B. Joshua

An Abuja-based politician has made more surprising revelations about the role allegedly played by ‘Prophet’ T.B. Joshua in the historic presidential elections held almost one year ago in Nigeria that saw a peaceful transition of power.

Speaking before a packed congregation at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Ambassador Raphael Horsfall explained how Joshua revealed the outcome of the elections to him several weeks prior to the actual vote.

“He told me categorically that I should go and tell Mr President that it is too late, that nothing can be done, that we will lose the election but God will prevail on the peace of Nigeria,” said Horsfall, who served as a Special Assistant to Prof Rufai Alkali, the Political Advisor of Nigeria’s Former President, Goodluck Jonathan.

“That is why when we lost elections, I was at peace,” Horsfall continued, adding that his visit to The SCOAN came after a meeting with Jonathan and his wife Dame Patience where he suggested they sought ‘spiritual guidance’ from Joshua as the tense time of elections neared.

“Mr President was calm after hearing that word from Prophet T.B. Joshua. Everyone was telling him to annul the election, which he had the power to do, but nobody knew this is actually the reason why His Excellency conceded defeat to the opposition,” Horsfall, who said he is currently a UN ambassador and working with the presidency, continued.

The revelation from the outspoken politician corroborates Joshua’s controversial statement immediately after the election that he had warned Jonathan of his impending loss.

According to a report published in several newspapers, the cleric said ‘God’ spoke to him with a message for Mr. Jonathan that whatever the outcome of the election, his regime had come to an end and his concession of defeat would ‘save the lives of millions’.

Ambassador Raphael

Ambassador Raphael

When a presidential aide worshipped at his church, Joshua said he met him and personally relayed the revelation. “Soft landing – that is the language I sent to the president,” he told the congregation the Sunday following the historic elections which saw Muhammadu Buhari ascend to power.

Horsfall explained that his initial encounter with the controversial Nigerian cleric came in 2009 when he was part of a delegation from the Niger-Delta region who sought spiritual solution at The SCOAN to the growing menace of militancy.

“The guidance he gave to us, which we communicated to the then President, His Excellency Umaru Musa Yar-Adua, was what led to the Amnesty Program which Nigerians and the entire people of the region are enjoying presently,” Horsfall revealed.

He implored Nigeria’s current leadership to seek ‘spiritual guidance’ to address the growing economic challenges engulfing the nation.

“This is not time for religious sentiment, nor is it a time for ethnic sentiment,” Horsfall passionately counselled.

“This is a time to build Nigeria. In building a strong, united Nigeria – we need God. God has blessed us with a man that speaks to God and hears from Him directly. Why is it that our economy is crumbling and we are still folding our hands? Let us come to inquire of the Most High God what we should do.”

Horsfall was also quick to quash any insinuations that money was exchanged with Joshua by politicians during the election period. “Someone who tells you that nothing can be done – will he ask you to bring anything?”

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist currently in Lagos, Nigeria.


nigeria flagAmbassador Raphael Horsfall, an Ambassador for Peace and Conflict Management for the United Nations at the Aso Rock in Abuja, has come to The SCOAN today with his wife, Mrs Horsfall to share their testimony of how God turned their situation around. In 2009, they came to The SCOAN for the first time. At that time, there was civil unrest and militancy was on high increase in the region they hail from – Niger Delta. Because of that, he, as a part of a delegation from the Niger Delta region came to The SCOAN for a solution and spiritual guidance to the situation in the area. They received guidance from Prophet T.B. Joshua and used that guidance to settle peace in the region. Since then, peace has reigned in the region.

The reason they are here today is to celebrate what God has done in their marriage. After getting married, he discovered that his wife began having miscarriages. She continuously had miscarriages at 6 weeks pregnancy – up to five times. They went to all the best hospitals and specialists for a solution to their problems, all to no avail. At the hospital, they were examined and cross-examined and at the end of the day, it yielded no results. He was confused and received different advice from friends and family. The cycle of disappointment continued until His wife started feeling that the marriage was being threatened.

One night, he remembered how God had used Prophet T.B. Joshua to settle peace in his region and he decided to come back to The SCOAN to seek solution for his personal problem. Finally, he came with his wife to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water before going back to Abuja. When they came back to Abuja, they prayed and ministered the Morning Water. After that, they met as husband and wife. Within a short period of time, his wife met him and told him that she was pregnant. They continued to minister the Morning Water throughout the pregnancy and today, they are here to give thanks to God Almighty for keeping the pregnancy. She is now eight months pregnant and due to give birth very soon.

He is here to appreciate God for what He has used Prophet T.B. Joshua and the ministry of The SCOAN to do not only in his own personal life but also in Nigeria. He concluded by saying that he has heard the rumors that Prophet T.B. Joshua was planning to relocate and cried out to the Man of God that he shouldn’t relocate because the people that love him in Nigeria are more than those who don’t. He referred to the Bible, where people didn’t believe in Jesus, saying that nothing good could come out of Nazareth. People have been wondering if anything good could ever come out of Nigeria and he is here to testify that something good has come out – Prophet T.B. Joshua.

Mrs Horsfall also shared her own side of the story as she thanked God for taking her thus far on the journey. Anytime she took in and conceived, she would first have a nightmare and when she woke up, she would see herself bleeding and then, the miscarriage would occur. It happened three times consecutively and she had already lost hope of ever carrying a baby. After coming to The SCOAN as the last bus stop, they ministered the Morning Water and then, met as husband and wife. Today, she is thanking God for breaking the cycle upon her; she is now eight months pregnant. She is advising viewers to seek first the Kingdom of God and every other thing shall be added unto you.

To end his testimony, Ambassador Horsfall explained his recent post as Senior Special Assistant to the Political Advisor of the former President of Nigeria, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan. During a time of tension in the in the run-up to the election, there was confusion and worry as to which direction to follow in the government. They had sought advice from different places and different religious leaders. Ambassador Horsfall came to The SCOAN and pleaded with Prophet T.B. Joshua for God’s opinion and the man of God clearly stated that the election had been lost and they should concede defeat graciously.

He took the instruction in righteousness back to the Aso Villa and told the president. A few months later, people wondered why the president didn’t fight back or annul the election as he had the powers to do so. This was the reason why.

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