On December 28th 2019, Prophet TB Joshua released his prophetic message for 2020 which he termed “a year of humility”.
In his message to USA, the cleric revealed: “America should invest more in agriculture because their economy will be affected. The economy they see today will be affected, so they should invest in agriculture and encourage their farmers.”
The outbreak of coronavirus and its attendant economic repercussions has indeed severely hit America’s economy with unemployment numbers surging to a record high of 3.3 million people and the stock markets dropping more than 20%.
On Friday 27th March 2020, US President Donald Trump signed the largest-ever US financial stimulus package, worth $2tn, as the country grapples with the pandemic.
True to TB Joshua’s prophetic guidance, the coronavirus stimulus bill adds $14 billion to the Agriculture Department’s Commodity Credit Corp spending authority, and authorises another $9.5 billion for U.S. farmers hurt by the fast-spreading pandemic.
In response to Trump’s announcement, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue assured those in the agricultural sector: “Americans across the nation are stepping up to the challenges facing them during these uncertain times… We will deliver relief assistance to farmers and ranchers as quickly as possible.”
“This year, the Lord will humble us with our challenges. Challenges can be affliction,” TB Joshua declared in his 2020 prophetic message, which has been viewed over 600,000 times on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6aJLBVG96c).
The outbreak of coronavirus has certainly ‘humbled’ countries worldwide with several ‘national lockdowns’ instituted in an attempt to slow the spread of the virus, bringing severe economic ramifications.