Offering Hope….

A stirring article from The News Magazine in Nigeria concerning the extensive philanthropic activities of TB Joshua, as broadcast on Emmanuel TV…

Temitope B. Joshua, donates millions to widows and widowers

For eight years, Magaret Babalola lived the life of a destitute with Dare, 19 and Dupe, 15, her two children. She had been condemned to living on the street, sleeping mostly in market stalls after the death of her husband. According to her, there was nothing to live on and whatever she was able to eke out of her daily jobs was barely enough to keep her children in school. It got so bad that by last year, both had to withdraw from school, as no one was willing to assist Margaret anymore.

T.B Joshua is real

At that point, she made up her mind to take her own life, but by a stroke of good fortune a good Nigerian intervened. The same good Nigerian, she said, also directed her to come to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, (SCOAN), where there is a rehabilitation programme for widows.

But there was a problem. As an Anglican faithful, it was more of a taboo to be associated with SCOAN. But out of desperation, she took the advice. “I didn’t know what to do anymore because I was tired of living,” she recalls as she narrated her ordeal.

As it turned out, Babalola’s fortunes, along with three other widows, Florence Adewale, mother of four, whose husband died when she was six and a half months pregnant; Mojisola Adeyemi, thrown out by her landlord as she could no longer pay her rents, and Stella Emmanuel, a Ghanaian, mother of one who is pregnant with another, took a new positive turn. Before a parked auditorium of the church on 17 February, Prophet Joshua gave N200,000 to each of the four, in addition to scholarship for their children, a bag of rice and another of flour. For Emmanuel, Joshua promised to pay her passage to her home country, where SCOAN’s branch would provide other materials she would need to survive.

Joshua’s gesture was in continuation of an event which began two days earlier. On the widow’s forum on 15 February, Ndidi Ndukwu, 40, mother of four and three other persons who were the biggest beneficiaries went home N150,000 richer. Twenty two others received N50,000, a bag of rice and flour each, while 200 widows and widowers, erstwhile beneficiaries of Joshua’s generosity, received a bag of rice and flour respectively.

Among the group, Ndukwu and Emma Sumo recounted experiences that made the audience speechless. According to Ndukwu, her husband’s death eight years ago triggered off a trauma she thought the sympathy of relatives and friends would heal with time. But no sooner had the man been buried than her in-laws began to mount pressure on her to marry his younger brother. Following her refusal, she was abandoned along with her four children. Since then, Ndukwu told this medium, it has been a tale of long suffering.

“My husband was sick for two years but he kept it to himself. By the time I knew what was wrong, he had died. Shortly afterwards, members of his family turned their backs on me and his children and I could not get help from anywhere I went,” she recalls.

If Ndukwu’s tale is a sore truth about the life of an average widow in the country, Sumo’s experience reeks of sadism. The 49-year old former nurse and mother of nine from Liberia, told this medium that she lost her husband to the tortuous fratricidal war that turned citizens of the West African nation into refugees across the continent. For refusing to marry one of her dead husband’s relations, her in-laws, she disclosed, burnt down her two buildings and a school. To complete her humiliation, they drove her, along with her children, away from whatever belonged to her husband. While running around Liberia, begging for food, she lost four of her nine children to the war, the same way she lost her husband.

“They shot my husband in front of me. My in-laws made it harder for me when they took everything from me and drove us away. I begged daily to survive and the worst was when I also had to lose four children to the war the same way I lost my husband,” she said struggling with tears.

But on 15 February 2008, Ndukwu, Sumo and numerous widows and widowers received life-saving support from an unlikely quarter: Temitope B. Joshua, founder and General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. While Ndukwu and two others received N150,000 cash, a bag of rice and flour, including a bible from Joshua, Sumo and 21 others became N50,000 richer, getting as well a bag of rice, another bag of flour and bible. About 200 other widows and widowers, comprising those who previously received various sums of money and other items also collected a bag of rice and flour each from Joshua. Like Babalola, Ndukwu and Sumo shed tears of joy as they received Joshua’s gifts.

“I want to thank the man of God for making us realise that there is hope for us. I want to thank you because before now, we hardly had enough to eat. My mother can start trading with this money and my siblings can go back to school. I want to thank you for making us believe that there is a future for us,’’ 19-year old Lynda, Ndukwu’s daughter and a pre-degree Bio-Chemistry student of the University of Benin, who appeared to speak the recipients’ mind, told Joshua amidst tears.

A source in the church told this medium that Joshua spent over N6 million to put together events of the two days. The source also disclosed that Joshua has spent close to N1 billion since the fortnightly philanthropic gestures for widows and widowers began a few years ago. Widows and widowers, the source revealed, are so close to Joshua’s heart that he has asked them to come for help without any string attached. Joshua himself alluded to that when he said “We will always be there for you. We want you to be part of the family, but we will tell you what to do with your gift. It is a gift from God, who is a father to the fatherless and husband to the widow.”

Bishop Olusola Olukolade, who witnessed Joshua’s philanthropic largesse, explained that Joshua is indeed doing what Jesus Christ asked his true followers to do. According to Olukolade, all men of God must carry on with what he referred to as ‘the directives of Jesus,’ since he will not physically come down.

“This is what every ministry that preaches Jesus is expected to do. It shows that Joshua is a man of God and a follower of Jesus Christ,” Olukolade said. Joshua’s philanthropy is not restricted to providing succour for widows and widowers. He is also a source of comfort for the aged and dwarfs. He is reported to have supported both groups with multi-million cash and food. As one of the recipients puts it, “Joshua has shown everyone today that he is hope for the hopeless.”

By Ernest Omoarelojie

SOURCE: The News Magazine, Nigeria


An intriguing opinion piece published in the Guardian newspapers of Nigeria…

God is one. God is love (1 John 4:8, John 15:13). Love can never thrive in an atmosphere of rancor – political, economic, religious etc. To acknowledge the love and goodness of God whenever and wherever they are found is the duty of any and every being loyal to the Creator God, who Himself is absolute goodness. God’s love, like the petals of a full blown flower, points in all directions – the epitome of God’s boundless love for His creation.

A recent happening at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN)’s Friday Healing service is indeed food for thought for all and sundry. On this particular occasion, an elderly man who from every indication was not a Christian had his rubber water bottle slung over his shoulder as he stood on the prayer line waiting for the anointed servant of God and expecting to receive through him a touch from heaven in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Not long after the man of God, Prophet TB Joshua stood before him and then without warning or any obvious preparation, spontaneously took the rubber water bottle, opened it and copiously drank from it. All this to the amazement of all gathered. The water could have been from a brook! Why did he do it? Many people must have asked themselves.

For the spiritually enlightened, this was no popularity stunt by the anointed man of God who by all standards is world acclaimed. Was he trying to convert him to Christianity? Those who listen to the Holy Spirit inspired sermons of Prophet TB Joshua would have heard him say often that it is the Holy Spirit that converts.

Prophet TB Joshua – We should let love be uppermost in our hearts, because if we have all the gifts without love, we are nothing.

Prophet TB Joshua - We should let love be uppermost in our hearts, because if we have all the gifts without love, we are nothing.

The servants of God only point the way by showing Christ’s unending power of salvation, healing, deliverance, forgiveness, restoration and comfort – since “Jesus lives, He never said goodbye”. Certainly most people shown these qualities of Jesus would willingly recognise, respect, love and embrace Him.

Prophet TB Joshua’s action here was a spontaneous display of the selfless love of God that knows no bounds – ethnic, racial, social class, religious affiliation and the like. We all need to thank God for the life and ministry of Prophet TB Joshua. Honest men and woman of all nations and races would wholeheartedly declare that humanity has not had it so good since the apostolic times. We give God all the glory, adoration, honour, power, majesty and praise for this spectacular favour on mankind in our time.

Scoffers – many led astray by undue allegiance to man rather than God – should retrace their steps and acknowledge the goodness of God in the life and ministry of Prophet TB Joshua. Youths and others should shun any inducement or sponsorship to drop vile, mindless and blasphemous comments in the internet against the servant of the Most High God.

They must be mindful of the warning in Matthew 16:26 – “…for what is a man profited if he shall gain the whole world and lose his soul, what shall a man give in exchange of his soul”.

The frantic attempts to stop members of other organisations/ ministries from coming to SCOAN apparently have failed as eloquently depicted each Sunday and during the Friday healing service when literally the whole world turns to The SCOAN.

Many from the world over, who had wondered if anything good could ever come out of Nigeria, have through the ministry of Prophet TB Joshua changed their mind. They gladly troop to The Synagogue happily, displaying their flags and thanking God Almighty for making them part of the history of God’s tremendous move in our time.

It is not, however, a case of ‘if you can’t beat them, join them’ at all! It is rather the case of humbling ourselves before God to make Him open our eyes of faith to what He is doing in our midst today through Prophet TB Joshua.

We must relegate the hunger for material things completely to the background to join the ranks of spiritual achievers who are assured of eternal peace and comfort after our sojourn in a world of sin and sorrow.

It is never late to turn to God and acknowledge His love and goodness. We thank God for the life and ministry of Prophet TB Joshua and pray that He continues to sustain and increase him even in the face of underserved aggression.

Professor Clara Ikekonwu
Director, Institute of Nigerian Languages
University of Nigeria, Aba Campus, Abia State.

SOURCE: The Guardian – Vol. 27, No. 11,261

Senator Commends TB Joshua For Rebranding National Image, Charity

An article from the prestigious Guardian Newspaper of Nigeria…

Pastor Temitope. B. Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations has been commended for his contributions to the country and the rebranding efforts of the government. The vice chairman of Senate Committee on the Federal Capital, Senator Anthony Agbo, who said this during the holiday, pointed out that he was overwhelmed by what he saw on the Emmanuel TV of the Synagogue Church of All Nations. He explained that the number of foreigners who troop into the Church made him think about any other spot in the country that could attract such mammoth influx of foreign nationals into Nigeria, adding that such outlet could only be possible as a blessing of God.

Pastor TB Joshua – Spend more on others and less on yourselves

Pastor TB Joshua - Spend more on others and less on yourselves

The senator, who is also the National Patron of National Association of Disabled Persons in Nigeria, said the influx of citizens of different countries to come and benefit from healing and the un-paralleled charity works of the Church made him happy to be a Nigerian in spite of everything.

“Watching the Emmanuel TV, I cannot see myself fail to glorify God for giving this kind of gift and man of God to Nigeria. The TV channel has made Nigeria one of the world’s hottest spots for religious tourism.” Agbo identifies poverty as the greatest problem of the country, lamenting that the situation is compounded by the fact that the rich get richer but hold tightly unto what they have because no rich man wants to give the smallest bit of what he has to the next poor person in his community either a cripple or widow.

He added: “In Emmanuel TV, I see in contrast how an individual is being used by God to gather all the people rejected by the society, dwarfs who nobody want to associate with, widows with pathetic and plaintive cries as well as disabled persons who live under the bridges and on the streets of all states in the country. He clothes, feeds and rehabilitates them. Mother Theresa of Calcutta got the Nobel prize and highest award in India. From what I have seen in Emmanuel TV within the last two months, Pastor Joshua deserves the national award; not only for his charitable works, but to glorify God. It is not for him as a person but to God for giving this gift to Nigeria and Africa.”

From Leo Sobechi, Abakaliki

SOURCE: The Guardian, Nigeria

WARNING TO THE PRESS WORLDWIDE ON TB JOSHUA “Had I known always come at last” Say’s Michael Lathbridge

Recently the Ghanaian media landscape witnessed a raging debate, mostly abrasive, over whether Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nation’s is boasting to be the God that led the Ghana’s Black Satellite’s to victory, when Ghana became the first African team to win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. It was indeed Africa! The same attitude was demonstrated when President Atta Mills became the president of Ghana few month ago.

Prophet TB Joshua
Prophet TB Joshua

We appreciated the debate which went into the discourse, due to unbelievers but wished that it had not degenerated to the level it has, involving the press, politicians, Pastors as well as individual who have labeled the accused Prophet TB Joshua in front of news papers and online news sites with sadistic words of which some are strong worded.

My question to the press; I thought when a story comes to the knowledge of the public, it is expected that it must have gone through a thorough analysis and check by the relevant authorities. Then comes the part that ensures that all involved parties in the news are given a fair sense of hearing so that both sides of the story are not only heard but the final story that is released to the public allows for them to make an informed conclusion? When these above stated guidelines are disregarded, a major part of the ethics of the profession of journalism can be said to have been thrown out of the window; that is the case of Peace Fm, Daily Guide and certain individual running this senseless propaganda.

All these disparagement came to the limelight when the current president John Atta Mills saw the need of putting God first in leading his people. The fact is that, Ghana has had 12 head of States since the independence in 1957, who can tell me which of them has publicly honored a man of  God and to seek God’s opinion on the decision they take in ruling their people ? Perhaps those whom have turned the name of TB Joshua into chewing stick, derogatory his name would love it if Atta Mills visit the Volta region to consult a fetish priest, maybe you would eulogize him then.

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Nkrumah, KwameKwame Nkrumah[b]

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Ankrah, Joseph Joseph Arthur

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Afrifa, AkwasiAkwasi Amankwaa

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Akufo-Addo, EdwardEdward

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Busia, KofiKofi Abrefa

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Acheampong, IgnatiusIgnatius Kutu

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Akuffo, FredFred

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Question to men of God; I would like to believe they are preaching the gospel of Jesus Christ and doing all that he did during and

Jesus died on the Cross for you and I; what are we doing become like Him?
Jesus died on the Cross for you and I; what are we doing become like Him?

before his crucifixion, if so did He preach condemnation? Did He not deliver and healed the sick? Did He not prophesy to the people? Why then has TB Joshua’s name become a subject of disparage among them? Why not ask God who is TB Joshua?

Despite the whole yarn after Ghana worn the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt, Prophet TB Joshua never lay claim of the glory, but said “The coach called me in the morning of the battle in Egypt and said I should join them in prayers. I considered this as a great honor because there are many great men of God in Ghana that had also been standing in the gap for the team. And I was one of these called to join in prayer for the team. There are great men of God in Ghana. We are all prayer warriors…” It has becomes obvious that you all conspire to spoil the name of TB Joshua at all cost. We should remember all fingers are not equal and God gives as He will, and we should let the pain of one to be the pain of all.

Ghana U20 coach Sellas Tetteh admitting that a Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua decided which players he should play at the U20 World Cup. Joshua told Tetteh to make Andre Dede Ayew the key to his selection as he was the luckiest player in the U20 World Cup winning squad.
Tetteh admitted that they were in constant touch with Joshua throughout the tournament and he said the pastor’s predictions were true.
“Before God and man I was in constant touch with Pastor Joshua all the predictions he made were realized,” Tetteh said. But Ayew who was at the centre of Joshua’s predictions says all the glory must go to God because people of all faiths contributed to the team’s success. And that was what Prophet TB Joshua said “There are great men of God in Ghana. We are all prayer warriors”… Ayew never said that he didn’t receive a call from TB Joshua; he only said all the glory must go to God. Following the words of Ayew, it is obvious he spoke to TB Joshua.

Ayew who was at the centre of Joshua's predictions says all the glory must go to God because people of all faiths contributed to the team's success.
Ayew who was at the centre of Joshua's predictions says all the glory must go to God because people of all faiths contributed to the team's success.

If you listen to Prophet TB Joshua, he also said all the glory must go to God. He never glorified himself but only to testify of the goodness of God. I believe he recorded the conversation just for events like this. If the miracles of Jesus were not recorded in the bible, we will not read that he made the blind to see nor made the crippled to walk. This shows that he is a Man of God indeed and a true prophet. I don’t think the man of God is giving glory to himself; rather he is glorifying the Lord for the power and anointing giving to him. Why don’t you stop criticizing and leave everything to God to judge. Prophet T B Joshua has prophesize match before and it came to past, I see no reason why you should doubt him this time. Before the match between Nigeria vs. Mozambique, he talked about it and even said he saw a goal which would be scored with the head. And it came to past that the only goal scored by Victor Obinna Nsofor of Nigeria was with his head. It is no longer arguable, with the class in which the critics have enveloped themselves; it shows the totality of their kid’s style propaganda.
Had I known always comes at last; hence I have chosen to warn you as a son of the soil to stop spoiling the name of TB Joshua


The famous Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos, to meet with Prophet T.B. Joshua. Arriving on Friday 16th October 2009, the very night of Ghana's historic World Cup victory over Brazil
The famous Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos, to meet with Prophet T.B. Joshua. Arriving on Friday 16th October 2009, the very night of Ghana's historic World Cup victory over Brazil

Revelations have emerged how T.B. Joshua warned the Golden Eaglets of the tough times awaiting them in the hands of the Germans over a week prior to their opening encounter…

Fresh from a training stint in Qatar’s ‘Aspire Academy’, Nigeria’s National U17 Team, The Golden Eaglets, first point of call upon arriving in Nigeria was The famous Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos, to meet with Prophet T.B. Joshua. Arriving on Friday 16th October 2009, the very night of Ghana’s historic World Cup victory over Brazil, the team came to seek the face of God in lieu of the FIFA Under 17 World Cup, which officially kicked off yesterday.

Known for his precise prophetic foresight, which has come to the limelight of late proceeding Joshua’s purported prophetic insight and instructions to Black Satellites coach, Sellas Tetteh, an official of the team has testified that the few words spoken by Joshua to the team saw fulfilment in their opening match with Germany, an exciting encounter which saw the Eaglets surmount a 3-0 deficit to draw 3-3. Speaking under the guise of anonymity, the official said, “T.B. Joshua had told us that the beginning would be very rough, further adding that if the team collectively ran to God, He would see them through,” words that clearly found reality in the tough opening encounter.

T.B. Joshua's boys are members of the Eaglets side, having plied their trade in 'My People FC', Joshua's football academy set up to assist talented young footballers coming from humble backgrounds.
T.B. Joshua's boys are members of the Eaglets side, having plied their trade in 'My People FC', Joshua's football academy set up to assist talented young footballers coming from humble backgrounds.

Germany raced to a 3-0 lead within 46 minutes of the match and looked set for a comfortable and humiliating victory, easily outclassing and outpacing the nervy Eaglets. However, the tables miraculously turned in a 7 minute stint of scoring mayhem with Stanley Okoro, Kenneth Omeruo and Edafe Egbedi all netting to recover the deficit and earn a draw for the hosts.

Reports also revealed that two of T.B. Joshua’s boys are members of the Eaglets side, having plied their trade in ‘My People FC’, Joshua’s football academy set up to assist talented young footballers coming from humble backgrounds.


Great Britain needs TB Joshua NOW!

It is without a doubt that some of the greatest gatherings have been attended by Christian adherents; Figures shows that Millions of people have gathered at several places in different parts of the world to attend crusades, This figures is archived every Sunday since started broadcasting the work of the Holy Spirit in the life of TB Joshua

TB Joshua is sought after by the British for their salvation..........
TB Joshua is sought after by the British for their salvation..........

Amidst the ponderous saga of some “holier-than-thou” men of God who tax their congregations to build schools, colleges and universities to which their (members) cannot afford to send their children due to exorbitant fees, Joshua has awarded scholarship to thousands of his members and even beyond. His consistent life style has already given proof of his individuality as a true servant of God. And the manifest hand of God that radiates through his ministration has drawn many non Christians and lost sheep back to Jesus Christ.

A close look at the circumstances of his life shows that Prophet Joshua was born with the natural requirements for a calling of an ideal tendency. In recent times, I have heard not less than three pastors, hitherto doubtful of Joshua’s spiritual credentials, now testifying openly that TB is a true servant of God. One of them even confessed at a meeting recently, in which you were in attendance, as a testimony to his rising profile, Joshua, has a large flock of Christian believers in the world: Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America and his mighty anointing power makes headline news in media houses around the world. Again, The Synagogue Church of All Nations, Lagos headquarters, has played host to many important dignitaries from across the world. The tremendous growth in population of his ministry apparently accounts for the equally large viewership of his television network program known as “Emmanuel TV” mostly from the United

Kingdom. As a hard working, humble and dedicated spiritual leader who can shrink up the

sundering seas, level intruding mountains, bridge gulfs and put a lamp in every tunnel; TB Joshua is undoubtedly a spiritual phenomenon whose corpus requires a large canvas. It is incontestable that the spiritual seriousness of the present times, so conspicuous in many Christians, is due in no small part to evangelical Christianity, which has influenced the beliefs of so large a segment of the world populace. For, much as practical evangelism has nurtured the need for a religious faith in our society, it has inadvertently made allowance for the major ideological developments of the age.

Takes a nap in the street of London
Takes a nap in the street of London

Hooked on drugs
Hooked on drugs

GREAT BRITAIN is in spiritual turmoil and urgently needs a man of God like TB Joshua to save her people from struggle to survive in a climate of increasing social instability and moral family decay. Political correctness in Britain has silenced the voice of conscience and the spiritual condition of the nation is at an all time low.

Look at what drink has done to them
Look at what drink has done to them

Violence and other social problem are rising. Politicians and those in authority are looking for a solution, but they cannot find an answer for they do not know where to look.

For decades Great Britain has been drifting further away from the Biblical standards that were once the bedrock of her values and good standing in the world.

With the flood of immorality and sin that has overwhelmed the United Kingdom there has also been an alarming decline in the social and moral welfare of the nation. This is due in no small part to compromise of doctrinal Truth by the church and a general abandonment of righteousness. The social conscience has become conditioned to immorality and many laws have been rewritten to accommodate the lowered standards.

In contrast God’s standards of holiness and moral purity never change just as God never changes and therefore the moral laws of God’s Kingdom will never be adjusted or re-written. Likewise the foundational standards of the true church should never change.

In the light of our present situation the British Believers can no longer continue to fail this nation…

Watch them struggle to get home under the influence of alcohol
Watch them struggle to get home under the influence of alcohol

We are therefore calling upon the Believers in Great Britain to take a stand for righteousness. God expects His people to be righteous and obey all of His commands. ‘For the kingdom of God is not food and drink, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit’ (Romans 14:17)

It is time to return to the old paths. It is time to return to righteousness and to once again lift up the banner of Truth in this land.

How soon do you want TB Joshua in the United Kingdom?


Source: Michael Lathbridge


“Is it Africa? Is it Africa? It is!” These were the words that came from the commentator’s mouth in the dying seconds of that historical game – it was a moment which will be forever etched in the hearts of all those that watched the match. Friday 16thOctober, 2009 was a special day for all Africans who tuned in to watch the live World Cup Match – Ghana’s Black Satellite’s versus Brazil. Ghana became the first African team to win the FIFA Under-20 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt. It was indeed Africa! With celebrations underway in Ghana and other nations of Africa, a much publicised issue seemed to overtake and almost overshadow the African victory. Rather than news media focusing on the African victory, TB Joshua became the focus of their attention.

TB Joshua had apparently spoken to Coach Sellas Tetteh before and during the match and with his prophetic insight guided the Black Satellite’s to a World Cup victory through telephone conversations by specifying which player should take the penalty shoot-outs. Everything was recorded and played during the live service on Emmanuel TV with footage showing TB Joshua speaking with both Coach Tetteh and the Number 10 player whom he advised should play the first penalty. It was a surprise to many. Controversy was sparked.

Many Ghana media criticised TB Joshua of proclaiming he was the reason for the Black Satellite’s victory against Brazil. Angry insults were hurled at the Nigerian Prophet and things really got out of hand with many believing that this event had undermined men of God in Ghana and Ghanaians in general. Knowing that there are always two sides to a story, it was quite surprising to hear little from the accused himself – TB Joshua. Perhaps being a man of God, he chose not to retaliate. Having listened to TB Joshua talk concerning the event, I was humbled by his own account. “The coach called me in the morning of the battle in Egypt and said I should join them in prayers. I considered this as a great honour because there are many great men of God in Ghana that had also been standing in the gap for the team. And I was one of these called to join in prayer for the team. There are great men of God in Ghana. We are all prayer warriors…”

During his Sunday service broadcast live on Emmanuel TV, TB Joshua actually modestly stated that he was the least of the pastors and that he felt humbled that God would use him when there are greater men of God in Ghana. He further stated, “One thing you must know about ministers of God, we cannot change God’s opinion. We can only know God’s will concerning the situation and when we know God’s will concerning the situation, we tell you. When we tell you, it will help you to guard against mistake and error. We are servants; we are just being used”.

Does this sound like someone who is claiming glory for himself? TB Joshua recognises himself as a servant of God. A true man of God boasts not in what he does for God but boasts in what God does in his life and he never exalts himself above God. TB Joshua never for a moment exalted himself but sought and spoke the mind of God – nothing more. As he said, “The secret is that there is no way I will come out and say, we will win. But what I can do, as a man of God, is to seek the mind of God concerning any situation and interpret the mind of God correctly without removing or adding anything. That is the work of prophets – to deliver God’s message as you receive it,”

TB Joshua - We are who, where and what we are by grace. Let no man boast.
TB Joshua - We are who, where and what we are by grace. Let no man boast.

I was quite saddened by the discrimination this Nigerian pastor faced on the basis of his nationality, particularly as he himself believed, in this event, that as men of God, they were all united in one spirit and one body to pray for the nation Ghana and their players – the Black Satellite’s. Being a Ghanaian myself, I have to admit that I was ashamed at undeserved criticism and treatment he received. Why did it matter that God used a Nigerian pastor to guide a Ghanaian victory? Indeed I am sure that if God had used a man of God who happened to be Ghanaian to successfully guide a Nigerian World Cup victory, we would not complain. This would have been a perfect occasion to prove our African unity amongst other nations of the world.

I humbly address my people, Ghanaians – let us stop criticizing one another out of jealousy, ignorance or misunderstandings. I believe that if we embrace pastors, men of God and prophets from other nations in humility, that God will exalt us as a nation to accomplish great feats which extend way beyond football!

By: Kwabina Owusu-Darko

Development / Ghana / Africa /

Source: Kwabina Owusu-Darko


In an interview with The Spectator of Nigeria, TB Joshua has played down his role in the Satellites historic World Cup victory last week, explaining he is a mere mouthpiece and the glory belongs to God alone. Interestingly, his comments are reputed to have been made on Sunday, before the controversy exploded throughout Ghana in which claims were made the Nigerian Pastor ascribed the glory to himself.

TB Joshua - a prophet of God is a communicator between the visible and the invisible
TB Joshua - a prophet of God is a communicator between the visible and the invisible

“The coach called me in the morning of the battle in Egypt and said I should join them in prayers,” Joshua told The Spectator. “I considered this as a great honour because there are many great men of God in Ghana that had also been standing in the gap for the team. And I was one of these called to join in prayer for the team. There are great men of God in Ghana. We are all prayer warriors.”

Prophet Joshua would not want anyone to ascribe any power to him over his reported intervention during the match against Brazil. “The secret is that there is no way I will come out and say we will win. But what I can do, as a man of God, is to seek the mind of God concerning any situation and interpret the mind of God correctly without removing or adding anything. That is the work of prophets – to deliver God’s message as you receive it,” he said, painting a different picture to the publicity-mongering image portrayed by some Ghanaian media-houses.

Proceeding to advise others in the sporting world, Joshua said: “My advice to our sports teams, not only footballers, it to play the game as if everything depends on us and pray as if everything depends on God.”

TB Joshua gave them the word of faith
TB Joshua gave them the word of faith

Source: Morden Ghana

Of TB Joshua, Sellas Tetteh, Media Hype And A Profound Prophecy

The news of Pastor TB Joshua’s involvement in the Black Satellites World Cup victory continues to evoke a series of reactions…

The recent revelations of TB Joshua’s prophetic insight and instruction to Coach Sellas Tetteh regarding the Black Satellite’s historic World Cup triumph have ignited a surprising storm of criticism, the news spreading like a proverbial fire across the nation with frenzied argument and dispute arising in its wake. A glance through the flood of heated responses posted on various online news sites seems to paint a unanimous picture, pointing to a profound principle: “What people don’t understand, they criticize.”

Firstly, I think it is imperative to state that if you do not have a thorough knowledge of the

President Atta Mills with the U20 Cup
President Atta Mills with the U20 Cup

ministry and antecedents of Pastor TB Joshua, it would be almost impossible to absorb or appreciate the uncanny accuracy of this prophetic revelation. From a purely rational angle based on worldly experience and exposure, it sounds either farcical, fraudulent or fabled. However, this sort of supernatural scenario and the ensuing controversy is not new to the Nigerian Pastor. From the onset of his ministry, he has persistently stepped out of the crowd and achieved unique feats that were consistently met with misjudgement and argument by some, as well as adulation and acclamation by others – just as it was in the time of Jesus Christ (John 7:12).

The common thread of questions that seem to throng Ghanaian minds in the light of this disclosure are: Why didn’t Pastor Joshua choose help his own nation Nigeria who were disgraced in Egypt? What is his motive for unveiling such clips to the world? What on earth is he doing recording his phone call with Tetteh? What is God’s interest in football? Some have also impertinently made untold demands of his prophetic gifting, as if it were a mere button you press to obtain instantaneous result.

I would like to address these points to the best of my ability. To begin with, prophecy does not originate or proceed from the will of any mortal man, nor is it the product of any

Prophet TB Joshua - All these things are not brought to pass by anything done by me. Therefore, all boasting is excluded.
Prophet TB Joshua - All these things are not brought to pass by anything done by me. Therefore, all boasting is excluded.

reasoning factors or faculties (2 Peter 1:21). According to dictionary definitions, prophecy is an inspired declaration of divine will and purpose, foreknowledge of presently hidden things which cannot be known by the natural light of reason, the foretelling of the future through a direct revelation from God. It’s not magic; it’s not predetermined, nor is it something to be dished out according to individual will or wish. The prophet is not the instigator or the focus of a prophecy – he is simply a mouthpiece of God, a communicator between the visible and invisible.

TB Joshua’s prophetic ministry did not begin last Friday in his discussion with Coach Tetteh. There have been numerous and verifiable records of his predictions coming to pass pertaining events of both national and international relevance. These include the death of iconic pop legend, Michael Jackson, the release of Ingrid Betancourt from the Colombian jungles, the recent plane crash in New York, amongst countless others. On the football front, he has accurately predicted the outcome of the last two Super Eagles qualifiers between Tunisia and Mozambique. Aside, each Sunday Service at The SCOAN unveils the remarkable prophetic gifting ministered by the Prophet to individuals who attend his church, with Joshua uncannily telling them intricate and accurate details about their lives, the solution furthermore provided. For those in doubt, his services are broadcast live on Emmanuel TV – raw, real and radical.

In respect of the recording, any viewer of Emmanuel TV would know that Prophet Joshua is a meticulous and emphatic keeper of records. I was astounded upon viewing clips of his early life and ministry in a documentary titled, ‘My Testimony’. When an unknown and unkempt Joshua started his Synagogue with a mere 8 members, he called a cameraman and asked him to record it. Every single step of his ministry has record – down to when his church was destroyed thrice by the elements. From a logical viewpoint, it seems ludicrous, but it was inspired by the vision that one day people would see the record and glorify God for the extraordinary journey He has taken His servant on. The same vision that propelled Joshua to record his humble beginnings also prompted him to record his telephone conversations with Tetteh, for the same purpose of glorifying God and teaching the masses a vital and valuable lesson in faith and obedience. Joshua saw the vision and had such courage and confidence in its validity, for God had not failed him in times-past. Besides, if the record was not there – the same people criticizing today would be liable to doubt, demanding for the evidence.

As for Joshua’s motive, the answer correlates to the question of why the prophetic message involved football. Football is a proven powerful and practical force that unites people across age, faith, race and creed. The potential for people to submit their lives to Christ as a result of this prophecy is enormous – and without seeing, our generation without faith and hope would simply not believe, hence the need to unveil this record to the world. God’s glory is paramount and forefront, not the messenger He chose to use in this particular instance. The notion of Joshua taking the glory for the Satellites victory is ridiculous. We all know the brilliance and resilience of our boys that saw them through the entirety of their games in Egypt to the trophy.

Now to the role of Ghanaian media, headlines such as ‘SCANDAL: Tetteh confirms pastor made Ghana U20 team selection’ are uncalled for and unrepresentative of what truly

The Black Satellites in wild celebration...
The Black Satellites in wild celebration...

occurred. Both Joshua and Tetteh’s roles and words are being distorted by media who want to unnecessarily hype up the scenario. Coach Tetteh sought to know the opinion of God concerning the final, knowing that God’s opinion can guard and guide them against error and mistake. Upon hearing from God, Joshua revealed to him that no goal would be scored, penalties would determine the outcome and Dede Ayew should take the first penalty kick. Simple. This does not in any way undermine the Satellites skill and stamina, nor does it take away from Tetteh’s coaching abilities and instincts. It only emphasizes the importance of God in all facets of life, a revelation the Ghanaian president John Atta Mills can also testify to. In his own case, he sought the mind of God before election time, and Joshua told him there would be three elections and the results would be announced in January. Both individuals sought to know the mind of God from His servant, it was revealed – and they came to pass, to the glory of God and the good of Ghana. In any case, anyone watching the final cannot deny God’s involvement – the higher hand seeming to guard the Ghanaian posts and frustrate every Brazilian attempt on goal, even against 10-man Ghana.

I would advise all still doubting to watch Joshua’s television station: Emmanuel TV and

The Black Satellites in wild celebration...
The Black Satellites in wild celebration...

judge for yourself. To the blind critics, consider the words of a wise man: “Leave these men alone! Let them go! For if their purpose or activity is of human origin, it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” (Acts 5:38-39)

SOURCE: Modern Ghana

T. B. Joshua Engineered Our Victory–Sellas Tetteh

There has been a deluge of news relating to the revelation that Prophet TB Joshua predicted the outcome of the stunning U20 World Cup Final between Ghana and Brazil to Coach Sellas Tetteh. Here is one such report from Peace FM…

Black Satellites coach, Sellas Tetteh
Black Satellites coach, Sellas Tetteh
TB Joshua - a prophet of God is a communicator between the visible and the invisible
TB Joshua - a prophet of God is a communicator between the visible and the invisible

Amidst spontaneous and widespread outburst of adulation to God by Ghanaians for masterminding the Black Satellites victory over Brazil in the FIFA World U-20 Tourney in Egypt, Prophet T.B. Joshua, the Nigerian Man Of God with close links to President Mills, has flaunted his role in the Satellites’ triumph and revealed that he predicted the victory and helped in achieving the glory.

It would be recalled that the revered man of God had predicted correctly, matches involving the Super Eagles recently. On the list are the matches between Ghana and Nigeria at the Nations Cup in 2008, Nigeria versus Tunisia and the crunch tie between the Super Eagles and Mambas of Mozambique.

With President John Evans Atta Mils already acknowledging his role as the power behind the throne, Prophet T. B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has himself revealed his own side of the story.

In a nine and a half minute footage on YouTube, a video sharing website on which users can upload and share videos, Prophet Joshua is clearly heard on phone, issuing out instructions to Coach Sellas Tetteh and later praying with the team.

“…the game, as I’ve seen it, first half-no goal, second half-no goal. You’ll do everything and your people will everything, no way. Yes, I see that penalty will determine, and that penalty will determine the winner…,” he forecasted.

When reached for his comments, Coach Sellas Tetteh, otherwise known as “Boboor” or “Bobovic”, confirmed being in touch with Prophet Joshua on phone prior to the match.

Prophet TB Joshua with President John Atta Milla
Prophet TB Joshua with President John Atta Milla

Speaking in an interview with Kwami Sefa Kayi on PEACEFM’s flagship programme “Kokrokoo”, Sellas Tetteh revealed that he was introduced to the SCOAN leader by a friend some six months ago, even though he (Sellas) is not a member of the church. He further disclosed that he communicated with the man of God before the commencement of the finals.

“He told me we would win the trophy before the tournament and on the day of the game he again predicted it…I believed in him as a friend and a prophet, but I also believed we would win the trophy…to be honest with you and in the name of God, he even predicted the red card booking by the referee to our player (Daniel Addo) and subsequently warned us of the tough times that will befall in the hands of the Brazilians.” Bobovic said.

Sellas Tetteh, who is the first local coach to guide a youth side to claim the prestigious FIFA U-20 World Cup for the first time in Africa, again confirmed that Prophet T.B Joshua, expressly told him who should take the first kick for the Black Satellites during the penalty shoot-out.

“…at a point in time he even directed before the penalty shootout that the player in 10 jersey (Dede Ayew) should be elected to effect the first kick, which I obliged not because of his directive but due to the fact that he was the captain of the side and to me the best and most influential player on the field in the final match” he stressed.

The Black Satellites in wild celebration
The Black Satellites in wild celebration

The Black Satellites won the World Under-20 trophy last Friday, October 16 after a tense and a dramatic penalty shootout, which Ghana won 4-3 against Brazil.

Source: Alex Ofei/peacefmonline

U-20 World Cup Revelation: T. B. Joshua Assisted Us —Ghana Coach

Revelations on how Nigeria’s Prophet T. B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations assisted the Ghana Under 20 team to win the World Cup on Friday in Egypt have emerged.

Revealing this on Ghana television monitored on Emmanuel TV, Victorious Vision when the team arrived the Accra International Stadium on Saturday, the Ghanaian coach, Sellas Tetteh thanked Prophet T. B. Joshua for assisting the team with prayers to win the cup.

When asked how the man in the Synagogue assisted the Black Satellites, Tetteh said: “Prophet T.B. Joshua assisted us. Joshua was with us on the job and he talked with all the players. He was an inspiration to all of us. He was speaking with us all the time during our stay in Egypt.”

P.M.Sports gathered that before the highly explosive match that saw a Ghanaian player being sent off the pitch in the 36th minute, the Ghanaian coach phoned Joshua to seek his prayers for his team to beat the highly rated Brazilians.

Prophet Joshua confirmed to P.M.News that coach Tetteh actually phoned him in the morning of the final to seek prayers for the

Pastor TB Joshua
Pastor TB Joshua

success of his team. He (Joshua) said he told him (Tetteh) that his team would carry the day if they obeyed God’s instructions concerning the match.

The instructions according to the man in the Synagogue is that the Ghanaian team should defend their goal post very well and limit their attacks on the Brazilians.

“I told the coach that there will be no goals’ in the first and second halves of the match and that they would go for extra time which will also not produce any goal. I told him (Tetteh) that the match will be decided by penalties and that the coach should ensure that Andre Ayew (No. 10) takes the first penalty. “I said if they do that victory is theirs,” Joshua toldP.M.Sports.

Black Satellites coach, Sellas Tetteh
Black Satellites coach, Sellas Tetteh

It was also gathered that Joshua’s prediction that the Ghanaian team will have problem in the first half came to pass when a player of the team was sent off the pitch for foul play.

The Synagogue pastor told P.M.Sports further that the Ghanaian President, Prof. Attah Mills phoned him to seek success for his team before the match. “I told him (Mills) that his team would win if they follow divine instruction. They did and they won the cup to the glory of Africa.

“You know when they sent off that Ghanaian player from the pitch, the Ghanaian coach phoned me and I t old him not to worry. I asked him to tell his boys to defend well and that no goal will be scored during that half and no goal was scored,” he added.

During the penalties, Joshua it was gathered, phoned coach Tetteh, who did not want Ayew to start the penalty shootout, to allow Ayew take the first penalty to seal victory for the team.

After the victory, the Ghanaian coach was full of praises for Prophet T. B. Joshua for standing by his team. When asked if the Super Eagles of Nigeria will qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa next year, Prophet Joshua has this to say: “Super Eagles will qualify if they play the game as if it all depends on thIS.

Source PM NEWS

How TB Joshua Orchestrated Ghana’s Historic World Cup Success

Another powerful confirmation that we serve an all knowing God…

Synagogue General Overseer Speaks On Consultations With President Mills, Coach Tetteh

Coach Silas Tetteh - Guided the Black Satellites to historic victory
Coach Silas Tetteh - Guided the Black Satellites to historic victory

With the whole of Africa still celebrating Ghana’s historic feat at the recently concluded FIFA U-20 World Cup in Egypt, the man singled out as the brain behind the success by the country’s President, Prophet T.B. Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has revealed his own side of the story.

Prophet Joshua divulged to Complete Sports in an

Ayew With The Trophy
Ayew With The Trophy

exclusive interview at the church premises on Saturday, that Ghana’s President, Professor Attah Mills and Black Satellites coach, Sellas Tetteh were constantly in touch with him on Friday morning (match day), for prayers and counseling.

According to him, “Mr. President and the coach were constantly in touch with me on the morning of the match. We talked severally before, during and after the match. I told them that they should remain focused on the task ahead of them with a special warning that they should not hustle to score a goal in the regulation time. I warned that if they should look for goals, they will end up losing the game.

Joy Unspeakable!!
Joy Unspeakable!!

“They called me again at half time and I repeated the same thing. This time around, I specifically told them to rush things as the match will be settled after extra time. That means after 15 minutes of two halves.

“When the penalty kicks were about to start, they called me again to ask how it will go. I just told the coach that, he should allow his number ten (Andre Ayew) to take the first kick and they will end up winning the game.

“They took to my advice and everything went favorably well at the end of the day, and we are all celebrating this great feat by our African brothers.”

It would be recalled that the revered man of God had predicted correctly, matches involving the

Super Eagles recently. On the list are the matches between Ghana and Nigeria at the Nations Cup in 2008, Nigeria versus Tunisia and last Sunday’s crunch tie between the Super Eagles and Mambas of Mozambique.

SOURCE: Complete Sports

President Mills Thanks Nigerians! Singles Out TB Joshua As Lead Prayer Warrior For Ghana’s World Cup Success

Incredible! The role TB Joshua played in Ghana’s historic U-20 World Cup Victory!! As reported in today’s edition of Complete Sports, Nigeria’s leading sports daily…

Thank you TB Joshua
Thank you TB Joshua

Ghana President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills was full of thanks to Nigeria for their prayers and support, which he said ensured the Black Satellites won Africa’s first title in the U-20 category following a pulsating penalty shoot-out victory over Brazil yesterday, which threw the whole of Ghana into frenzy.

A historic victory for Africa

A historic victory for Africa

President Mills revealed that he had contacted Prophet TB Joshua to intensify prayers for the team after he was alerted about how several predictions of The Synagogue General Overseer on Super Eagles’ World Cup Qualifiers came to pass lately.

Our source revealed that the Ghana U-20 coach, Sellas Tetteh had also made a nocturnal visit to Nigeria to meet the prophet, and was told that Ghana will win the match on penalties, provided the coach allow Andre Dede Ayew to take the first kick – which eventually came to pass.

A victory for Ghana, a victory for Africa!

A victory for Ghana, a victory for Africa!

“It gives me great joy to rejoice with Ghana and indeed Africa for this win. I was on line to Nigeria asking for prayers from the man of God to help our team, and I was assured that we will win on penalties. May God bless Nigeria for their support,” he said.

“I was told what the man of God said; which revealed that we will win on penalties – and thank God it has come to pass,” the president revealed.

Andre Ayew – the player TB Joshua told Coach Tetteh should be the one to take the first penalty…

Andre Ayew - the player TB Joshua told Coach Tetteh should be the one to take the first penalty...

Coach Sellas Tetteh - Guided the Black Satellites to historic victoryCoach Silas Tetteh – Guided the Black Satellites to historic victory

The president said that the win has brought more joy to Ghanaians all over the world and indeed Africans, who had waited for 32 years to bring the FIFA U-20 World Cup trophy to Africa.

It would be recalled that Prophet TB Joshua had predicted all the matches involving Super Eagles correctly, and it remains to be seen what awaits Nigeria’s Golden Eaglets at the forthcoming U-17 World Cup.

SOURCE: Complete Sports – Vol. 5 No. 024 – Saturday October 17th 2009

Joy Unspeakable!!

Joy Unspeakable!!


Another touching display of charity at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations…

In Pastor TB Joshua’s Synagogue Church Of All Nations, ‘Spend more on others and less on yourselves’ is more than a slogan, it’s a standard…

Sunday 4th October 2009 was a day of joy, relief and a renewed sense of hope and purpose for the trio of students who were grateful beneficiaries of Pastor TB Joshua’s extensive scholarship scheme. “My father died when I was a small boy,” explained Felix Ifeanyi, a first year student of Lade Akintola University, studying Pure and Applied Physics. “Since then, trouble has not left the family. My mother can no longer work with one of her hands, and she said I have to drop out of school. The only grace I am enjoying is that the universities are currently on strike. If we should just resume, I am out of the school.” The young man, who explained he worshipped at Pastor Enoch Adeboye’s Redeemed Christian Church of God, had all but lost hope of furthering his education until witnessing the charitable activities of The SCOAN via Emmanuel TV. “We keep wasting the talent, the gift of God,” rued Pastor Joshua. “If this brother is dropped out of university, who knows what will become of him?” Felix explained his school fees amounted to N50,000. “We are not talking of N50,000,” smiled Joshua, “we want to give you a scholarship. Give him N100,000 and four bags of rice for feeding. If he wants to carry on and do his Masters, we are ready to support him.” Speechless, words could not adequately express his appreciation – hopes of a bright future wonderfully replenished.

“I told you about the ministry of apostles: watch and pray. Before you begin to pray, you need to look around and see those who need your love, those who need your kindness. You must feel what others feel. Jesus feels what we feel. The hurt of one must be the hurt of all,” Joshua counselled the respectful crowd, many moved to tears at the practical demonstration of Christianity.

Prophet TB Joshua – Spend more on others and less on yourselves

tbj6Komolafe Victor, a final year student of fine and applied arts at the University of Nigeria (NSUKKA) and Patience Adole, a student of Benue State University studying Mass Communication were among the recipients, also receiving N100,000 and four bags of rice. “My exams are supposed to start tomorrow,” Victor narrated. “I have tried all efforts to pay my school fees, but have not yet paid. I need your assistance to be able to complete my education so that I can be one of the successful graduates in this country.” “If someone can be brilliant and get to university, is that not a real privilege to be in a position to help?” said Joshua, encouraging the congregants that the blessings they received from God were given to them for this very purpose of reaching out to others. “All we are doing is giving back what we have received from His generous hand.”

Aside from the giving of scholarships, two armed robbers who had renounced their former ways and were rehabilitated in the church for over two months were also financially supported to begin their new lives in Christ. Chuks Olisemeka, who had been condemned to death in a Tunisian prison on account of robbery only to be miraculously released, and Ekene, a Deltan who came straight from prison to The SCOAN, both received N120,000 to establish themselves. If not, Joshua explained, they may be tempted to return to their past lives.

Steven Alfred, a physically challenged man who came with his wife and four children, was also given N200,000 for his children’s school fees, and five bags of rice. Having earlier received N100,000 at The SCOAN’s regular program for the physically challenged, Alfred came back to testify that he had miraculously been able to purchase a vehicle with the money he was given. Dipping his head in disbelief as Joshua gave him yet another gift, the disabled technician could only thank the man of God. “I am here to thank God for a ministry like this. When I stepped into this place, I learned to believe what I saw on the walls here – spend more on others, spend less on yourself.”

“If you meet people like that, and you are in position – you have to help,” explained Joshua. “You can move freely, and he cannot move freely. You are to do something. If you see people like that and you close your eyes, you are closing your eyes to blessing of God. If you are blessed and you want to maintain it, without being a good giver – you are deceiving yourself, you cannot maintain it. This is why you get there and you fall back.”

Prophet TB Joshua has garnered a reputation for giving irrespective of colour, race, religion or ethnicity, believing that love is the essential ingredient, the paramount principle to any success story. “The love of God does not discriminate. The Bible says love your neighbours as yourself – so whether you are a Muslim or pagan, or whatever you call it – love first. This is what life is all about.”

SOURCE: All Voices

INCREDIBLE! A Prophet’s Prediction About TB Joshua

An intriguing story from Nigeria’s ‘Streetwise Magazine’ detailing a prophecy given by a famous Nigerian prophet 15 years ago, and how it is remarkably coming to pass in the life of Prophet TB Joshua…

T.B. Joshua means different things to different people. To some clerics who are envious of him, he is an agent of Satan, a magician or an occult healer. To many intellectuals, he is an intriguing marvel, a wonder man of the 20th century. To the thousands who have been healed and delivered through him, he is a gift to mankind. Yet, in spite of all these, the question remains – who is Prophet T. B. Joshua? Is he an ambassador of Jesus Christ or of the devil?

God only reveals His top secrets to those He loves. He revealed the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ to Prophet Isaiah. In the same vein, Jesus Christ revealed who Prophet TB Joshua is to His beloved servant, late Prophet (Dr.) Akin Adewole, shepherd of the Celestial Church of Christ, Opopo Igbala Parish, Ikola Road, Ipaja, Lagos sometime in 1995. The following excerpts from the press release which Prophet Adewole consequently issued on the ‘Man in the Synagogue’ in 1995 can be said to put to rest the seemingly endless controversy surrounding who T. B. Joshua is.

“I was attending to people in my office one day when three journalists entered; the three of them came from three different media houses. They asked, “Prophet Sir, we see and know you to be one of foremost Prophets of God in Africa today. Millions of people are looking forward to your comments because you are the only prophet who has never commented on the subject?” At this point, before they mentioned what they really wanted and the man in question, our Lord Jesus Christ appeared to me from the Altar in my office on a golden, very beautiful and mighty chair. He commanded me not to join fake, jealous and envious prophets to say blasphemy against a fellow messenger of God.

‘The Man in the Synagogue is mine. He is your spiritual colleague. He is not fake. His power is not mixed. I do as I please. You are all working for my glory on earth. Do never disown or desert him. Truly he is young in age, but my spirit in him is pure and great. His grace is special. Many will fall through him, while others will rise through him also. Advise him always like a son, friend and colleague and do not judge him at all because God is the only judge. I reveal this to you because you fear, adore and do my wish always. I love you’ – and He disappeared.

I then turned and faced the three men again. And I started telling them all God told me about the man, Temitope Joshua, in the Synagogue, Egbe, Lagos. They were marvelled and become embarrassed. Then one of them said, “Daddy, we believe you, but we want you to see him conjure with his hand. He is using mixed powers. Two other top prophets and the head of witches have promised to test and punish him.” I told them that all the witches and prophets on earth cannot even face an anointed man of God. I even warned them not to join the unbelievers that are fighting God through his prophets. After that they left”.

The Late Prophet Adewole - The man to whom God first revealed Prophet TB Joshua...The Late Prophet Adewole – The man to whom God first revealed Prophet TB Joshua…

Prophet Adewole
By all standards, before his death, late Prophet (Dr.) Samuel Akin Adewole belonged to the group of eminent ministers of God in Africa. Among the Nigerian notable prophets, he belonged to a class of his own for his accurate predictions. The ascetic man of God Prophet Adewole was born on August 25, 1936 in Ibadan to Chief & Mrs. Adekanbi Adewole. He had his primary education at CMS School, Alugbo- Olowo, SDA Aiyede, all in Egbeda Local Government Area of Oyo State. He subsequently had his secondary education at Idi-Ito and Ibadan Grammar School respectively. Between 1962 and 1964, he obtained his GCE O/Level and Advanced Level Certificates. He later attended Yorkshire City University, U.K, from where he bagged his first degree in accountancy and a master’s degree in economics. A chartered banker with AIB Certificate, Prophet Adewole also had an honorary doctor of divinity degree of the Stanton University, Tampa, Florida, U.S.A. An ebullient personality, Prophet Adewole worked for many years as a banker before finally settling down in the vineyard of God.

Prophet Adewole became a member of the Celestial Church of Christ in 1961. According to the highly revered late Prophet, “God uses whoever He wishes to and in His own way too, not minding the religion you belong to or your educational background. When it was God’s time to call me for His work, He did exactly that.” Going by the consistency and accuracy of his past prophecies and predictions, people saw Prophet Adewole’s predictions as reliable as the Word of God. It was on record that he was the only Nigerian prophet who foresaw the death of late Prophet (Pastor) S. B. Oshoffa, the Founder/Spiritual Leader of the Celestial Church of Christ Worldwide in 1985. He also was the only prophet who predicted the death of Chief Obafemi Awolowo in 1987. In addition to that, he was the only Nigerian prophet who categorically predicted that former Nigerian Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida would quit office unfailingly August 28, 1993.

In 1995, the late prophet prophesied that “a young man from Nigeria would be highly anointed, such that all the nations of the world would embrace the mighty God through him.” He said a time would come that the Synagogue Church of All Nations will become a Jerusalem in Nigeria, such that the number of foreigners would outnumber the Nigerians attending the church. It is pertinent to note that at this stage The Synagogue Church of All Nations was relatively unknown on the international stage. However, going by the happenings in The Synagogue Church of All Nations at present, one can convincingly say that most of these prophecies about T.B Joshua and his ministry have come to pass. Today, The Synagogue Church of All Nations Sunday services seat up to thousands of regular worshipers and visitors alike, with countless thousands more viewing through Emmanuel TV. The thronging to The Synagogue at Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria, by pilgrims from many nations of the world significantly justifies the appellation, ‘Church of All Nations.’ These truth-seekers are not just sun and fun-seekers or mere tourists to Africa, but are with a mission of hunger and thirst for righteousness. More than any other church in Nigeria, The SCOAN boasts of many foreigners among its workers and worshippers. Notable world leaders from all walks of life have visited The Synagogue – and with this herd, it may not be long before foreigners actually outnumber Nigerians in this unique ministry.

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The man: TB Joshua
Prophet T.B Joshua was born on June 12th, 1963 in small village of Arigidi in Akoko, Ondo State, Nigeria. The pregnancy period of his mother was by no means ordinary, as the baby remained in her womb for 15 months before he was born. Significantly, almost 100 years prior to his birth, it had been prophesied that a young man would emerge from the poor Oosin quarters and that God would use him mightily. Another remarkable event occurred when he was three days old, as a large builder stone crashed through the roof of his house, missing the baby by mere inches. This incident led to his mother naming him, Temitope; meaning “what you (God) have done for me is worthy of thanks.”

During his elementary education at St. Stephen’s Anglican Primary School, Arigidi, he was the leader of the student Christian fellowship. He was the smallest in the class but he led the prayer during the school devotions and was known as “Small Pastor.” He was unable to complete his secondary education due to poverty. Reflecting on his early life, he said “I found myself in a family background that irritated me. My natural circumstance of birth was poverty. I come from a very humble background. Poverty loomed large in the family. The little education I had was through self effort. I know many people with a similar circumstance of birth who did otherwise. They allowed their circumstance to influence their will. Their dreams crashed on the rocks of disappointment, failure and setback… In those early years of my life, I knew I would be blame for what I gave my attention to.”

How God anointed him
As described in his own words, T.B. Joshua recounts how he discovered the direction of God’s calling for his life: “I was in a trance for three consecutive days, and then I saw a hand that pointed a Bible to my heart and the Bible immediately entered my heart. Then the awareness came and I saw the apostles and prophets of old with someone whose head I could not see because he was tall to the heaven and suspended, which I believe was our Lord Jesus Christ sitting in their midst. After a while, I saw a hand of the same tall man. I could not behold his face, which was glittering with an unimaginable light, tall to the high heavens and suspended in the air. But other apostles I could see their faces, particularly Apostles Peter and Paul, Prophets Moses, Elijah and others. Their names were boldly written on their chests. I heard a voice saying, “I am your God; I am giving you divine commission to go and carry out the work of the Heavenly Father.” At the same time, the same hand of the tall man gave me a small cross and a big Bible, bigger than the one that entered my heart with a promise that as I keep pressing in His time and name, I would be given a bigger cross. But if I fail, the opposite would occur. I also heard a voice of the same tall man; I could not see his head, saying, “I am the Lord your God who was and who is Jesus Christ, giving orders to all the apostles and prophets.” The same voice said to me, “I would show you the wonderful ways I would reveal myself through you, in teaching, preaching, miracles, signs and wonders for salvation of souls.” Since then, I have been receiving in my vision every year according to my faithfulness to God, a bigger cross that means to me more responsibilities. The Bible that entered my heart symbolized Spirit and life (the Holy Spirit). God’s Word is spirit and life. He does nothing without His word.

It is clear Prophet T.B Joshua is one of the most universally visible, acclaimed and perhaps the most persecuted Prophet of God of our time. He draws his unique supernatural powers from a combination of his total obedience to God’s will and his steadfast faith in Jesus Christ. His lifestyle is characterized by friendliness, warmth and openness, as well as courtesy, humility, magnanimity and generosity – such qualities that can be found only in truly anointed men of God.