PART ONE: Disunity Among Great Men

“….upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” – Mathew 16:18b

Nigeria is one of those nations blessed by God with great Ministers of the gospel called with a unique impartation of God’s supernatural grace to preach the gospel to nations of the world with power. These great Men of God are so mightily used by God that their names being mention, send waves of confusion in the kingdom of darkness. So great they are, that their names are in symbolic to modern Pentecostalism, but then comes the bone of contention, some among them doubt the calling of their compatriot professing the same Faith of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ and this Satan has used to sow seeds of contentions amongst the heads of the different dominations of the Church.

Indeed Christ warned the church to beware of fake Prophets, Pastors and false teachers who are wolves within but in disguise, comes outwardly in sheep’s clothing. However, Christ Jesus gave the Church a clue on how to know these false teachers – “By their Fruits”.

“Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits.” – Mathew 7: 15-16

This means the outcome of their works which must be measured only by biblical standards ought to be used to determine their genuineness. The standards spelt out by the scripture did not say we should determine their callings by what we hear other people say about them or from what we heard and read in the news media, but according to the light of God’s word. As Christians, the Bible is our standard, not public opinion or how logical the issue is to our reason faculty because the human interpretation of truth is always limited when it comes to the things of the Spirit.

God works in mysterious ways, He does not need anyone permission to call whom He wants to call nor does he always need the role of another man of God to anoints whom He wants to anoints; God does as He wills. Therefore, we should always be careful with what we say and conclude about others because the future is a mystery. Irrespective of our great works of spreading the gospel, the crowd we control and the calibres of men/women that look up to us for mentorship, God is still far-far ahead of us in everything we have accomplished. There is no perfect one on earth, as humans, we can make wrong judgements; only God is infallible. That’s why as believers we should always try and go deeper to find the truth of everything, instead of just taking whatever our pastors or anyone tell us and the purest truth is always right there before us in the word of God, the Bible.

I once heard a popular man of God said in one of his Sunday sermons that the work of God is so complicated that a genuine man of God can sometimes not recognised another man of God. I was like, how is that possible, I discovered that even in the scripture, there were controversies among God’s brethren. Some persons in the early Church challenged Paul’s calling to be an Apostle. They went as far as attacking his credibility and spiritual qualification. They believe he was not called by God and not worthy of the respect he was getting. In Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian Church, he responded and counsels the believers not to be led astray by those causing strife in the Church. He wrote that even if what he was about to say sound unreasonable and foolish, he would say it anyway so that they would return to the true gospel.

“Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they the seed of Abraham? So am I. Are they ministers of Christ?—I speak as a fool—I am more: in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequently, in deaths often. From the Jews five times I received forty stripes minus one. Three times I was beaten with rods; once I was stoned; three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I have been in the deep; in journeys often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils of my own countrymen, in perils of the Gentiles, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; in weariness and toil, in sleeplessness often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness— besides the other things, what comes upon me daily: my deep concern for all the churches. Who is weak, and I am not weak? Who is made to stumble, and I do not burn with indignation?” –  2 Corinthian 11: 22-29

In the passage of the scripture above, Paul listed out what he has gone through for the sake of the gospel. He gave those lists to proof his genuineness. He was trying to make them understand that if indeed he was not genuinely called by God, he could not have been able to go through all those challenges and does all those great works he had done to spread the gospel. He was able to stand firm in Faith even in the face of tribulation and hardship because God was involved in his ministry.

What can we believers learn from Paul’s letter? Before anyone must take a conclusive stand about another minister of the gospel or any person, he/she should take a time to go through that person’s antecedents, what they have gone through for the sake of the gospel and how resolute they are in the kingdom business even in the face of tribulation and attack.

For anyone out there to even think of start castigating Prophet T.B. Joshua and his ministry, why not take a look at his unwavering passion for the work of Christ even in the face of persecutions, intimidations and rejection. There is an online video of the Prophet- “Where Will T.B. Joshua Go Next؟؟؟.” There is a scene in that video of the Prophet being welcome to the nation of Botswana for a crusade. He said something to the cheerful crowd that caught my attention. He said, “I am here to do what I was born for, and I am living for, and I am going to die for.” It only takes a man of great passion and a strong vision for the work of Christ to make such declaration. Can one die for what he was not genuinely called for? It only takes a genuine purpose to live and die for something. And indeed, one can clearly see that the life and ministry of the Prophet is a testimony to that declaration. TO BE CONTINUE

6 thoughts on “PART ONE: Disunity Among Great Men

  1. Thipe

    I’m requesting to have morning water from SCOAN so that it can help me to boast my belief and to encourage me to follow Christ and be able to pray and speak the word of God.


  2. lovegod2016

    Romans 8:28-32 28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 29 For whom He foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His son that He might be the first born among many brethren. 30 Moreover whom He predestined these He also called whom He called these He also justified and whom He justified these He also glorified. 31 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things. The Holy Bible is advising us that the Apostle Paul sent an Epistle to the Romans telling them that: We know that in everything God works for the good of those who love Him. These are the people God chose, because that was His good plan The Heavenly Father new them before the He made the world. And He decided that they would be like His beloved Son. Then Jesus would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. The Most High God planned for them to be like His Son. He chose them and made them right with Him. And after He made them right, He gave them His glory. So what should we say about this? If God is for us no one can stand against us. Our Heavenly Father is with us. He even let His own Son suffer for us. The loving God Almighty gave His Son for all of us. So now with Jesus Christ, God will surely give us all things.
    The good Spirit of the Most High God will lead His children. In the Book of Psalms 143:10 Teach me to do Your will. For You are my God. Your Spirit is good. Lead me in the land of uprightness. The Psalmist was praying and asking God Almighty saying that: Show me what you want me to do. You are my God. Let your good Spirit lead me on level ground. In other words He was asking and praying to the good Lord Almighty to teach Him to do His will, for He is His God. May the good Spirit of the Heavenly Father lead me in the land of the uprightness. The good Lord Almighty will show you the path of life and fill you with joy in His presence. He will teach you what is the best for you and direct the way you should go.
    By their fruit you will recognize them. I want to use this opportunity to thank the Most High God for helping us to solve our problems. Thank you for your mercy and favor. Thank you for what you have done for us. Thank you for your lovingkindness. I appreciate. I bless and glorify your wonderful name. I want to use this opportunity to thank the Men of God and the Women of God who helped me to solve my problems. Thank you for your mercy and favor. Thank you for your lovingkindness. Thank you for what you have done for me. I appreciate. The good Lord Almighty will richly reward you. He will richly bless you and your family with all of God’s blessings. He will fill your house with His glory. He will fill your Ministries with His glory. He will give you and your family a happy and good health long life. He will lavish you and your family with His love. He will richly bless the fruit of your womb with all of God’s blessings. He will give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed according to His will. He will give you success in everything you do according to His will. He shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. A good family brings good things out of the good stored up in them. He will fulfill all He has planned for you. He will thoroughly equip you for every good work. For everyone who has will be given more and He will have an abundance. You are God’s fellow workers, you are God’s field and you are God’s building. You are God’s workmanship created in Christ Jesus to do good works which the good God Almighty prepared in advance for you to do. Since are children of God then you are heirs – heirs of God and co-heirs with Jesus Christ because you share in His glory. You are the people of His inheritance an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade kept in heaven for you. You were bought at a special and precious price. Make a tree good and its fruit will be good.
    The gracious God Almighty will not cease to guide His children. He will keep their lamps burning. He protects the way of His faithful children. He is good and abounding in love. He is wonderfully good. He is the high priest of good things. He never stops doing good to His children. He rejoices in doing good to His children. He shows love to a thousand generations. He satisfies your desires with good things. He is a good Shepherd. The saints of The Most High God will receive the kingdom and they will possess it for ever and ever.
    In the Book of Acts 10:38 How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil. For God was with Him. We are advised that: How the beautiful God Almighty anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power and how He went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil. Because God was with Him. The gracious God Almighty will strengthen you with all power according to His glorious might and riches. He strengthen you, help you and uphold you with His righteous right hand. He will bless all the work of your hands and He will bless everything you put your hands to. He will do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think according to the power that is at work withing you. He will increase you a thousand times more and bless you as He promised. He will bless you in the city and He will bless you in the country. He will bless you when you come in and He will bless you when you go out.
    In the Book of Ephesians 3:12,14-17 12 In whom we have boldness and access with confidence through faith in Him. 14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. 15 From whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. 16 That He would grant you according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the man. 17 That Christ may dwell in your heart through faith that you being rooted and grounded in love. Apostle Paul sent an Epistle to the Ephesians telling them and praying for them saying that: In Him and through faith in Him we may approach the good Lord Almighty with freedom and confidence. For this reason I kneel before the Father from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. I pray that out of His glorious riches He may strengthen you with with power through His Spirit in your inner being. So that Christ may dwell in your hearts for ever through faith. And I pray that you being rooted and established in love. You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength and power. The gracious Lord Almighty will show you and give you His incomparable riches of His grace. He is able to make all grace abound to you so that in all things at all times, having all that you need. You will abound in every good work. He will grant you abundant prosperity in every area of your life. He will make you the head, you shall be above only and not beneath.
    In the Book of John 15:15-17 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what His master is doing but I have called you friends for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you 16 You did not choose Me. But I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you. 17 These things I command you that you love one another. We are advised that Lord Jesus Christ was telling His servants saying that: I no longer call you servants because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead I have called friends for everything that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit – fruit that will last. Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. This my command: Love each other. The Good Lord Almighty will richly bless you and make you fruitful and increase your numbers. He will richly provide you with everything for your enjoyment.
    In the Book of Proverbs 24:3-5 3 Through wisdom a house is built. And by understanding it is established. 4 By knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. 5 A wise man is strong. Yes a man of knowledge increases strength. We advised that: Through wisdom a house is built and through understanding it is established. Through knowledge its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures. A wise man has great power and a man of knowledge increases strength. The good Lord Almighty will lavish you with the riches of His grace and He will lavish you with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. He will give you a wise and discerning heart so that there will never have been anyone like you nor will there ever be. He will give you both riches and honor so that in your lifetime you will have no equal among leaders.
    In the Book of Habakkuk 2:14 For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as the waters cover the sea. We are advised that the people of God will know about the glory of the good Lord Almighty.This good news will spread just as water spreads out into the sea.
    May the grace of the Lord and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit and the love of Christ be with you and your family now and forever. In the name of Jesus Christ.


    1. Thipe

      Emmanuel children of the most high God.
      I’m a South African and a follower of SCOAN on Emanuel TV and would like to ask you why can’t you invite Prophet TB Joshua to South African to one of the stadiums so that he can bring healing and God’s anointing in the country.
      Please please it’s my deepest request


  3. thulisile Lynette Zuma

    man of God I do hope all is well with you. Please help me to obtain the Morning Water,I have been writing emails to no avail. I am a cancer survivor, I watch Emmanuel TV all times, am from KZN Pietermaritzburg, my cell number is 0839848630



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