Barry C Black, the chaplain of the United States Senate, referenced the prophecy of popular Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua in his closing prayer after the official certification of new US President Joe Biden.
Black, who spoke in the backdrop of the shocking events earlier that day where armed rioters entered the US Capitol Buildings, acknowledged the power of ‘words’.
“These tragedies have reminded us that words matter and that the power of life and death is in the tongue,” Black stated after the divisive rhetoric of President Trump incited the violent ‘attempted coup’ which left 5 dead at America’s seat of power.
“We have been warned that eternal vigilance continues to be freedom’s price,” he added, his words later echoed by Republican Strategist Alice Stewart in an interview on CNN.
“What is happening in the American election is as a result of the power in the tongue,” Joshua had declared in his prophecy on November 1st 2020.
“The word we speak determines the life we enjoy. The tongue can either work for us or against us – death and life lie in the tongue,” he continued.
From the outset of Trump’s divisive presidency, his inflammatory words have caused concern but since losing to Joe Biden, an election he insists was “fraudulent”, his rhetoric has become even more unhinged.
“We will never give up; we will never concede,” Trump said to his fanatical supporters hours before the heinous attack. “We will stop the steal. We’re going to walk down Pennsylvania Avenue, and we’re going to the Capitol,” he stated, calling on his supporters to “take back our country”.
“There is likely going to be pockets of resistance here and there but nothing will change,” Joshua also stated in his prophecy, evidenced in Trump’s insistence on refusing to accept the election results despite Biden’s victory being confirmed by the electoral college votes.
“Let me reserve what I am seeing until the inauguration of the new president,” his prophecy parabolically concluded.
After the chilling events at the Capitol, several key members of Trump’s cabinet have resigned in protest while the calls to impeach the President or remove him forcibly via the 25th Amendment continue to grow.
The unfolding events also coincide with the prophetic message Joshua gave at the beginning of Trump’s presidency in November 2016 when he said “the boat of the new President will be rocked” and foresaw “an attempt to possibly pass a vote of no confidence in the future”.
The victory of both Democrats in the Georgia Senate run-off – giving Democrats control of the White House, Senate and House of Representatives – was also referenced in Joshua’s 2020 election prophecy.
Joshua called on Christians who “would have loved it to go the way we wanted” not to worry, insisting “the joy is that the new Supreme Court Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, will be an instrument of check”.
With the Democratic majority secured, the role of the Supreme Court in the implementation of laws some may consider to be anti-Christian takes on far greater significance.