Clockwise from top: US President Elect Donald Trump, Prophet TB Joshua, Nigerian tele-evangelist, and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton

Temitope Joshua, founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nation, SCOAN, has reacted to the criticisms which trailed him over the outcome of the US presidential election.

The prophet predicted a Hillary Clinton victory in the US elections saying that he saw it in a vision. “In order not to keep you in suspense, what I saw frankly is a woman,” he told his church congregation

The victory of Donald Trump subjected Joshua to harsh criticism, particularly on social media.

But in a statement on Sunday, November 23, 2016 the “Man of God” as he is called by members of his church, said he does not belong to the same level with his attackers.

He said those who lacked spiritual understanding tried to interpret his prophecy, and explained that it was “all about popular vote”.

Though Clinton won the popular vote, her inability to garner the required 270 electoral college votes – Trump secured 290 – cost her the election.

“We have seen the outcome of the election in America. Having read, you will notice that it is all about the popular vote, the vote of the majority of Americans,” Joshua’s statement read.

“I see many people trying to interpret prophets on the basis of their own minds and ideas. The prophecy seems to cause uproar, to many who gave it different meaning and interpretation.

“In this case, we need the spirit of a prophet to recognise or to know a prophet. Our levels are different. We are not on the same level.

“We might have great cathedrals, huge bells, and all kinds of activities that are good by human standards but human point of view is limited.

“1 Corinthians 1:25. The foolishness of God is wiser than that of men and the weakness of God is stronger than that of men. There is no shortcut to spiritual maturity unless earthly understanding gives way to spiritual enlightenment.

“Finally, campaigns and elections in any democratic country in the world are never about one person, it is about the country we care and love. Whichever way it happens, we must accept the outcome and then look to the future (God), the Author and Finisher.

“Democracy is all about accommodation. All democrats must value the process of democracy more than the product.”

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