MEET FRANK OSHANUGOR
By Frank Oshanugor
Sunday June 12, 2022 would go down in the history of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) as a day members of the Church and worshippers from different parts of the world congregated to celebrate the life and legacy of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua who died on June 5, 2021 a week to his 58th birthday.
The Synagogue founder and great prophet of his time was a global personality who took the message of love and divine healing across continents.
At Sunday birthday service were personalities from America, Europe, Asia and different African countries whose presence were a confirmation that Joshua truly impacted lives beyond the shores of Nigeria throughout his years of gospel ministration and prophetic activities.
Preaching on the theme “THE POWER OF LOVE” during the service, Evangelist Opeyemi Adeyeye, (a mentee of the late Prophet) pointed out that Prophet TB Joshua lived a life of love and sacrificed a lot for others as he believed that “life is love and love is life.”
Describing Joshua as God’s friend, a marshal who tried at all times to extend the love of God to humanity irrespective of race or religion, Adeyeye enjoined Christians any where they may find themselves to always live for others by showing love as “there is nothing to compare with love.” He added that where there is love, there is fullness of grace.
He emphasised that “love is the true measure of true spirituality, it stoops and does not belittle any one.”
Evangelist Adeyeye disclosed that Prophet TB Joshua in his life time acknowledged the fact that he would be betrayed, castigated by people but he never relented in doing what God sent him to do by showing love and even forgiving all his critics. He loved his enemies.
In her message to the worshippers on her husband’s post humours birthday, Pastor Evelyn Joshua thanked everyone all over the world for loving Prophet TB Joshua and extended the same love to her and the entire family.
According to her, the great prophet would continue to be celebrated for all he stood for, which was no other thing than showing of love to humanity.
She added that “today marks a milestone in the life of TB Joshua, our teacher, mentor, my darling who would have turned 59 years today but we take solace in the Lord that he is with the Lord. Everything we do in life is of grace. In Christ Jesus we live.”
She continued: “As we celebrate Prophet TB Joshua today, let us remember his words: CARE FOR THE NEEDY wherever they are. Let us live each day as it were our last. Reach out in love, peace and justice.”
She emphasised that the Synagogue Church of All Nations is open for every worshipper, adding that it is an arena of liberty.
Some highlights of the event was cutting of post humours birthday cake by one of Prophet TB Joshua’s daughters who was joined by some visiting foreign men of God and others. There was distribution of DVD copies containing messages and stickers of the late Joshua to all worshippers.
The birthday service was filled with some air of excitement that in spite of the demise of the Synagogue Church Founder, worshippers were still in thousands with a lot of testimonies to show that the presence of God is still very much in place in the Church. The congregation were in a frenzy as they sang and danced in celebration of the late man of God’s birthday each time the choristers were on stage to perform.