Notorious Liberian warlord Senator Prince Yormie Johnson, currently under immense pressure from fellow Liberians to accept call for war and economic crimes courts for Liberia, has lost his spiritual father, Prophet TemitopeBalogun (TB) Joshua of Nigeria.
According to the BBC, Prophet (TB) Joshua, 57, died on Saturday shortly after conducting a live broadcast. The cause of his death was not made public, but the late Nigerian prelate was founder and head of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations or SOCAN based in Lagos, Nigerian with millions of followers across the globe.
During campaign for the 2017 presidential election in Liberia, Senator Johnson took then candidate George Weah to meet Prophet TB Joshua and the Nigerian prelate prophesied that the former international soccer star would have become the next President of Liberia, which came to fulfillment.
Last year, he threatened to part company with President Weah, if the President did not get his priorities right.
Mounting the pulpit during an August worship service in 2020 at his own church in Paynesville outside Monrovia, Senator PYJ publicly expressed that he would be constrained to go to Nigeria for spiritual advice from the Nigerian prelate, who he described as his spiritual father that he looks up to for spiritual advice and wise counseling.
Speaking further, he noted at the time that President Weah should realize he is now President of the entire Liberia, and cannot just continue to be with the same crowd of people he used to be with prior to assuming the presidency, saying, “Show me your friends and Iwill tell you who you are.”
Expressing his frustrations rather rhetorically, he said if people used to drink (alcoholic beverages) before, “It is time to leave it and present our bodies holy and live a holy life”, and cautions, “not every woman
is free from being demon possessed.”
PYJ added it was time the President concentrates on the important matters of State and stop wasting precious time watching matches by the English and Spanish clubs Chelsea and Barcelona.”God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will,” a post on his facebook page read. “His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.”
His final words were said to be: “Watch and pray.” The cause of death has not been revealed publicly.
The late T. B. Joshua, who would have turned 58 this week, last words to his congregants were: “watch and pray.” He reportedly leaves to mourn his wife, Evelyn, and three children. By Jonathan Browne