The Shepherd Superintendent of the Household of God Church, Reverend Chris Okotie has again stirred controversy going by his cryptic post on his Facebook page in which he referenced a certain “wizard of Endor” who assumed the title of “Emmanuel”.
The clergyman said the certain wizard of Endor, has now been “consumed by divine indignation.”
Emmanuel is fondly used for the late Nigerian prophet, Temitope Babatunde Joshua, who died on Sunday at 57.
Okotie wrote: “Hebrews 1:13… Sit at my right hand until I make your enemies your footstool (Hupopodion/Greek). The wizard at Endor who assumed the title Emmanuel, has been consumed by divine indignation. And now his disciples bewail his ignominious exit.
“No marvel, one third of God’s angels followed the disgraced anointed cherub Lucifer!! Jehovah-Jesus our mighty gladiator has broken the head of the dragon with his mighty blows. He has descended from the mountain of spices with the fiery sword of his indignation. Glorious in his apparel and traveling in the greatness of his strength, he goes conquering and to conquer the adversaries of his church.
“Let those who swear by the Lord and by Malcham and the descendants of Haman, now tremble in fear. The day of the vengeance of our God has fully come to Nigeria. And they shall not escape. Operation Hupopodion (footstool) has commenced. More Power To You!!!”
Although Okotie did not mention TB Joshua, many believe the musician-turned-pastor made the post about the late pastor.
Meanwhile, the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in Lagos State Chapter has mourned Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, who died on Saturday in Lagos.
This was conveyed in a statement by the Party Chairman, Adedeji Doherty. He asserted that it could not forget the philanthropic gesture, youth and women empowerment programs of the late cleric.
He noted that the entire members of PDP, expressed heartfelt condolences to the Pentecostal Church Community, members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, family, friends and associates of Joshua, who died at the age of 57 on Saturday.
“We are all grieved by this loss, but we are consoled by the fact that whatever God gives or takes belongs to Him and everything is predestined by Him.
“We recall all his efforts in trying to make Nigeria a better country.
“We cannot also forget his philanthropic gestures, his youth and women empowerment programs, and ultimately his penchant for positively impacting the lives of people both at home and abroad,” he said.
Doherty also prayed for the repose of the soul of the late Televangelist.
“We also pray that God in His infinite mercies grants his family, friends, associates, and all members of the Synagogue Church of All Nations the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss,” he said.