By Taiwo Okanlawon
Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T. B. Joshua, has said he will reopen his church when he receives direction from God to do so.
The Federal Government had on Monday lifted the ban on mosques and churches in the country based on guidelines and protocols agreed with state governments.
But the Lagos State government on Tuesday said opening churches and mosques might not occur now due to the peculiar nature of the state.
However, in his reaction to the relaxation of the ban, Joshua said in a statement posted on Twitter on Tuesday that the church would be open when God asks him to do so.
“Viewers, don’t forget there was a revelation three times concerning the church closing,” he said in the statement.
“Viewers, that same God we are waiting to hear from on when to reopen – when things will go back to normal – as usual. God’s time is the best. We are waiting at His feet for that time. We are tarrying for the Holy Spirit’s instruction. Pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17).
“Meet us as usual on Emmanuel TV until we hear from God when to reopen, the same God who gave us the prophecy three times about the church closing. It is God’s work, not our work. Here, our thanks go to the authorities for understanding. Jesus is Lord!”