His predictions have sometimes been inaccurate, however, and the tragic collapse of a building owned by his own church was not anticipated.
Joshua, the head of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos where 67 South Africans lost their lives on Friday in the collapse of a church guesthouse, prophesied about shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, as well as a number of other disasters, including the Abuja bomb blast of May 1.
Here are three YouTube clips of Joshua speaking to his congregation about recent disasters.
Malaysia Airlines MH17
Joshua prophesied about an event that might include an aircraft and an attack in Russian airspace. The prophecy took place on February 16, 2014. MH17 was shot down on July 17.
Second Abuja bomb blast
On April 20, 2014, through a colleague, Joshua asked his congregation to “be in an attitude of prayer for the nation, so that whatever may happen, God will avert it.” The following Thursday, May 1, a car bomb exploded in Abuja.
Joshua, in a statement that was recorded on June 24, 2012 (according to a blog that is dedicated to analysing his prophecies) that he foresaw “a big rain that will happen in an Asian country, and it will carry a lot of houses, property and human beings.
The devastating Typhoon Haiyan only hit the Phillipines and countries around it in November 2013, leading many commentators to suggest that Joshua was manipulating a common weather phenomenon (about 30% of tropical cyclones occur in the Phillipines) for his own ends.