Wonders they say will never end! Who will believe our report? In a country that is awashed with stories of so-called “men of God” siphoning money from their poor and unsuspecting members, this will really make the headlines.
Pastor Joshua Iginla (who prefers to be called Bro. Joshua) of the Champions Royal Assembly Church, Abuja is in the news for all the right reasons. The Abuja-based prophet who at one time predicted the Ebola outbreak in his church service last week Sunday gave away a brand new Toyota Sequoia Jeep with registration no BGM 973AE plus over half-a-million cash to a church member.
The church member, who happened to be Solomon Akiyesi, a popular Nollywood actor who has been engrossed in a number of controversies, came to church service like every other church member but was singled out for this charitable gesture.
It should be recalled the actor a few years back was said to have abandoned his pregnant wife in Port Harcourt and came to Lagos to marry a certain Uloma Agwu, who was his mistress. The wedding was eventually cancelled as his ex-wife crashed the wedding venue.
According to the pastor, he saw that he was famous personality but “lacked the substance to back it up.”
“There are people who are laughing at you. They look at you and say you are not supposed to be where you are. You have met with opportunities and lost them. Today is your day. God has spoken and I’m going to pray for you. There is an ancestral power from your father’s house fighting you. You would have died but it was a narrow escape that God used to preserve your life. The kind of glory, star and destiny God has given you are what the enemies are fighting with. This is fame but the substance to back it up has been taken away.
“Those people you are better than, it is now like you are running towards them. You are going to laugh at those mocking you. Do you know that God remembers his children? He has remembered you. Look at what happens to you, many a time; you sit down out of depression and think about the height where you are. You are trying to take yourself back but it hasn’t been easy. Do you know what God said I should tell you? You will rise again!”
He went further to ask, “Can I talk to you sir? Look at me, have I ever talked to you before? Can I ask you few questions? Where is your car?”, the pastor asked the actor.
The actor replied, “the only one I have has been sold.”
The pastor continued, “Do you know why I asked you? I see you trekking which is why people are laughing at you.”
It should be recalled also that on the 31st of August, 2014, the same pastor had given a widow with four kids who was visiting he church for the first time, a car gift also.