Prophet TB Joshua, Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), has disclosed contents of a phone call with late President Umaru Yar’Adua.
TB Joshua disclosed this in his verified Facebook wall.
The popular prophet revealed that the late president called him to tell him he honour him with the Order of the Federal Republic (OFR).
While commending Yar’Adua for honouring him despite being a Muslim, TB Joshua said he sent his wife to receive the award.
TB Joshua wrote: “Let me tell you about the phone call I had with late President Yar’Adua. He was a great man. I received a phone call – ‘I will give you an honour, OFR’. This was a man who did not share the same faith with me – he was a Muslim man. People are unaware of this because I don’t put it on my name. When you see TB Joshua, you will not see OFR. I said I am honouring my nation – so I sent my wife to receive the award.
“Sometimes when you are saying, ‘Northerner, Southerner, Easterner’ – the issue is not that. LOVE. Nigeria is one. This was a man from the Northern Part of Nigeria; he was a real Muslim man. We have never met; he never invited me for prayer. But he got to know and monitor all that was happening at The SCOAN.
“I could remember he said to me – after looking at the analysis of pilgrimage to this country from each port of entry in Nigeria – he realised I am the biggest source that attracts foreigners. This is the first time you are hearing this from me. Your oil could not attract such visitors – but anointing attracts visitors.
“You talk of North, you talk of South, you talk of Christians, you talk of religious people, you talk of Muslims – LOVE is the greatest. Where is love? The Bible says love your neighbour as yourself. Your neighbour could be your enemy, could be a pagan, a religious man or a Muslim – the Bible says love them all! Love is the greatest. It means love is greater than everything you practice. The name of Jesus is LOVE.
“Is it Muslims condemning me? Are they the ones speaking against me? Are they the ones saying you should not come here? Where there is love, you will come to me and I will go to you. You want to know what I am doing and I want to know what you are doing. Love permits us to do findings. That is the characteristic of love. Find out the truth and the truth will set you free!”