THE TRUE MEANING OF DELIVERANCE – PROPHET TB JOSHUA


The concepts of deliverance and healing may not be new to Christians who have quite a significant knowledge of the Word, the breath of God. The notion of becoming born-again (a spirit of newness and radical transformation) is derived from the experience of deliverance. And every Christian wants to be seen as being delivered; born of water and Holy Spirit and become anew in his/her relationship with God. Deliverance has to be perfect; it should be a new experience which comes when a man is separated from unholiness and impurities of life. It is generally understood as a process of separation between light and darkness; it brings about a distance between light and darkness. It has to do with renewed cordiality with Jesus, the symbol of light, who must quench the ignoble traffic of blindness, evil, darkness, and spiritual terrorism in people.

Deliverance from bondage

Delivered and free

During a recent Sunday service, Prophet T.B. Joshua had tried to explain in detail what deliverance means. He said the spirit of darkness has to engage the world that it is obvious that it has become an object of worship to some. It is in recognition of the power of darkness that deliverance must be practically potent. Darkness is responsible for bad leadership, family disunity, greed, insubordination, immorality and attachment to the idols, to name a few instances. Most kids involved in cultism, rape, stealing and drugs are propelled by forces of darkness, but so are the elders, the parents who have polluted the political, economic and social space in society. People are in bondage today as seen in marital unhappiness, lack of innate peace, and quest for satanic powers; many people are jobless, hopeless and helpless because they are trapped.

One point which Prophet Joshua made clear is that it is quite possible for a man to confess God and still be in bondage, unless a permanent deliverance occurs in the life of such a person. The knowledge of God is not sufficient for man, but the ability to have God’s Spirit. He has said repeatedly that “not only must we have God’s Word in order to be born again, or to become a pastor; we must have God’s Spirit”.

This seems to be a response to the fact that most people who claim to have been delivered, and have become born again, are in truth very far from the orientation. Their deliverance has been most suspect, hollow and spiritually inconsequential. Such deliverance happened by words of the mouth and lacks spiritual potency and celestial grace. Most pastors who engage in delivering and healing people these days are themselves in need of the same process – they are gripped and menaced by the devil. Satan is cunning and hypocritical, and has his own ways of instilling his presence in the lives of people. For the Kingdom of Light to have impact on people, their spiritual life has to be operated upon, to remove the filths and impurities planted in them by satan. This is the essence of deliverance.

This is why Prophet Joshua speaks often that there are two kinds of pastors: there are those who commit the words of God into memory, and teach and preach with same (most of the modern pastors belong here as they have the ability to quote extensively without the necessary authority to achieve their mission). The second group is for pastors “who can move mountains”; those who commit the Word into their hearts (by making same an integral part of themselves). They know of God’s ways; they act with God, and know His opinion about themselves and others. And “when something is part of you, it dictates to you; it is your director. When you memorize, you will confess but not from your belief”, the prophet has said.

He also established that before something becomes one’s belief, it must become an integral part of the person, as “our faith is in our heart”. He said in a contest between light and darkness, light must have victory, which is what deliverance is. He said that these days “people are not sure of themselves again”, for they may be in the arms of evil forces and yet proclaim the almightiness of God. This is true, as seen in the examples of many pastors (with ministries or churches) who had negative, influencing spirits coming to The SCOAN and other living churches to receive deliverance.

He said while 20% of the people are ignorant of such evil forces, 70% of them are aware. However, the problem has always been how to combat same. Most deliverances in many places are not thorough, sincere, effective and God-inspired. Indeed, not all those who call the name of the Lord, and do His will, will enter the Kingdom of God. Deliverance is therefore, an integral part of belief; it is the preamble to the exercise of that belief. Without it, belief is sheer dramatics. He said: “Our lives are not what we confess” as we often confess blessing but experience poverty; confess breakthroughs but experience stagnation and failure. Words said without adequate form of deliverance are a package in empty encounters. He said: “No one can say, Jesus is Lord genuinely unless he is genuinely delivered”, and that “our God is Spirit; those who confess Him must do so in Spirit and truth”.

Deliverance is associated with the use of power because as Prophet Joshua said, “Divine nature must be of holiness”. You have no control of your divine nature”. In other words, “If you yield to light, light takes control of your divine nature”; no man can use the power given by the Holy Spirit at his own will; it has to be by the will of the Father. And such power will have to be original, and not a photocopy. The use of original power must lead to true deliverance because “if you are praying and not delivered, it’s like you are calling your father at home,” said Prophet Joshua.

The problem, nowadays, is that rather than recognizing the different graces bestowed upon each other, denominational difference are rather projected in Christianity. As such occurs, love is killed, faith is brutalized and deliverances become hollow and impotent of effect. Some Christians have seen churches as running a race; they speak of the number of worshippers rather that those being truly saved. Yet, the apostles of Jesus worked as one; they acted in oneness to achieve great effects as recorded in the Holy Bible. Joshua preaches today that the gifts of God may be enjoyed if churches are interdependent and pastors believe in collective approach to God through true deliverance. Today, people are departing from the way of the Lord, and “people should avoid being wasted”, he emphasised.

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T.B. Joshua: Exposed AT Last! (PART TWO)


This is the continuation of the part one of the article: TB Joshua: Exposed AT Last!

MY VISIT TO THE SCOAN

Since I could not pay my sister’s medical bills, the hospital management later asked me to take her home; for it would be better she died at home. After taking her home, I left for Lagos and that was a week and two days after my encounter with the nurse, who advised me to go to SCOAN to see if the anointing there could help expose the evil powers behind my continuous failure, limitations in progress and restore my Sister’s health. I traveled by land which made my journey stressful and hectic, on my way to the SCOAN, I almost encountered an accident which made me doubt the more about my awkward coming to the SCOAN. When I arrived, I lodged in a nearby hotel to rest my head in anticipation for the next day because I was anxiously waiting to see the SCOAN finally and find out for myself all what I had been hearing from people.

The next day which happened to be a Sunday I finally came to the SCOAN and that was the first time I entered the church. When I entered the Church auditorium, I thought I would find the horns of the devil and the sacrifices people had brought for sanctification in the church as I believed but what I saw was different. I saw a lot of frame containing Jesus and His disciples in the church’s ceiling and the beautiful altar of the man of God well decorated with grasses, rocks, a pool of pure water and fruits of different kinds. The building was no respecter of persons; no matter how rich or successful a person is, once you are inside SCOAN you look just ordinary. I liked that very much but I was not totally convinced until I saw the man of God live for the first time. Immediately, I felt the awesome presence of the Holy Spirit. What struck me most were the long hours we all endured in the presence of the Almighty; I enjoyed every moment of that experience.

I was seating at the new comers section; I sat with my fingers crossed as the Man of God moved around the new comers section. The Prophet moved towards me and told me he would like to speak to me, I felt uneasy and reluctant because of my past but I finally allowed him to speak to me. He started prophesying to me and he was very accurate; he told me about my past which comprised blasphemy, my cult life, demonic attacks and financial problem. Hearing all these, I was perplexed; in fact words could not explain how I felt at that spot.

He prophesied about my sister’s illness and declared her free of her illness; he also prayed for me. While the prayer was on, I just saw myself more like in the spiritual realm fighting with the demon in me. I finally won the demon I saw within me and found myself on the floor, I jumped up immediately and cleaned myself up; the man of God declared me free and congratulated me for my deliverance. I was really amazed when I saw for myself the man of God accurately prophesying to the congregation and the Wise men ministering healing and deliverance to the sick ones and the demonic possessed…READ MORE

 

“Caught” At SCOAN: Nosa Osaghae Response


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Am so happy that there are our blogs that responds to this frustrated groups of people, that have vowed to rebel against TB Joshua for their

Nosa Osaghae, Victim or Culprit?
Nosa Osaghae, Victim or Culprit?

failure at the SCOAN. All they do is manufacture lies against the ministry of TB Joshua, this time a fraudulent man “NOSA OSAGHAE” whom l know very well came to the SCOAN to defraud visitor. He was caught and dealt with. Read the article below from another.

That the man in question (Nosa Osaghae) alleges to have being harshly treated by the SCOAN’s security isn’t much of a hassle to grasp, but for the graphic detail with which he expresses the alleged cruelty that it almost seems rather fictional or at the very least exaggerated; credibly a masterpiece of creative prose with the intended effect of wooing the sympathy of folks who might never be opportune to verify the real truths of the story. By his account, he had undertaken a journey from Abuja to the SCOAN HQ in Lagos to deliver a supposed prediction to a foreign disciple yet under training; with instructions to leave the SCOAN and look for another ministry, only to have himself incarcerated and tortured by SCOAN security personnel. Let’s see what we can dig up from Nosa’s story with his very own testimony. Apart from Nosa’s infuriatingly faulty approach in boycotting all the proper procedures necessary to visit the SCOAN to waylay a foreign disciple in training with such an insensitive message, he by his supposed “prophecy” to the foreign disciple appears to be one of those hungry black cleric  charlatans who wanted undue recognition and attention to be given him by a foreigner as a seer, the end to which he’d expect the successful inclusion of a “white” person as a member of his own church.

God has never been revealed to author confusion. In Acts 9:17,  In the manner he appeared in a vision to Ananias instructing him about Saul, so He did likewise appear to Saul informing him to await the coming of the one through whom he would receive his sight. Did the disciple Nosa approached to leave SCOAN have any revelations concerning him and his upsetting message prior to his coming? The disciple (Now ex-disciple) is silent on this as well, and our guess is a resounding No, perhaps this informed the disciple’s decision to report him and his counterfeited prophecy to other disciples who then (quite rightly) handed him over to security for interrogation. Security personnel in SCOAN we know are trained to respond to diverse security challenges oftentimes requiring the use of force, taking cognizance of the myriad of safety challenges they regularly

Visitors to SCOAN often fall easy prey to cleric charlatans who defraud them in the guise of being "sent" by God

Visitors to SCOAN often fall easy prey to cleric imposter’s who defraud them in the guise of being “sent” by God

face as the SCOAN plays host to pilgrims from around the world. They’ve witnessed countless similar scenarios where bogus prophetic claims are communicated to unsuspecting pilgrims with fraudulent objectives and would have likely found Nosa Osaghae’s on interrogation to be no different. If you’ve ever been defrauded by one of these cleric charlatans, or heard their victims story, you’ll understand how this is a massive deal for SCOAN security personnel.

Save for the part of the awful episode being with the consent of TB Joshua, since this was certainly an inferred speculation from his story, were we even to take the road less traveled by SCOAN supporters and hypothesize the worst scenario that the details supplied in Nosa’s story are infallibly correct, that he was in fact wronged not in the least manner short of his description. Everyone can easily attest to TB Joshua’s unquestionable loving character, but cannot undauntedly attest to the godly consistency of all his disciples, much less security personnel. However we try to obscure this fact, it is undeniable and perhaps for this you might desperately wish that TB Joshua were nailed to a stake. But then, ever wondered why one of the closest disciples exquisitely coached by the Christ to love enemies and turn the other cheek when smacked, would in his masters defense turn bizarrely ferocious to the extent of chopping off the ear of one who merely posed slight threat to his master; and a man under authority at that? (John 18:10Today we could compare this to stabbing a police officer just because he asked a man to identify himself in the crowd. We could even further consider that peter almost certainly wasn’t just trying to cut off the man’s ear; he was trying to take off the man’s head. Anyone who has had experience in the use of a sword or a saber knows exactly what peter did or tried to do, Malchus survived only because he dodged sufficiently so that the sword just grazed his sideways-ducked head, cleanly taking off the ear, as peter swung the weapon with everything he had. So much, you might say, for the fruits of the three yearlong coaching on LOVE Jesus constantly supplied his disciples that peter shows off such a brute  behavior, very unbecoming of one who had received thorough lessons in Love and life. Although Peters actions are undeniably verified in scripture much to our shame, it would be absolutely inappropriate to attribute his brute behavior as one of the “fruits” of Jesus earthly ministry. Same applies to TB Joshua, his disciples and workers for a servant cannot be greater than his master. Unless of course you want to raise the stakes for the servant what the master couldn’t himself achieve while with his disciples.

Conclusively, if by any chance in all eternity there be any credence to Nosa’s story, it was rather unfortunate for dear Nosa that TB Joshua wasn’t present to rescue him from the enraged security personnel, just as Jesus rescued Malchus and ordered peter to sheath his sword. Or do you seriously think the TB Joshua you know, if present or made aware of his case would stand still there gloating over him being chastised if it were true? though we completely doubt it, we would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.

 

 
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When We Met TB Joshua,The Most Accused – (Mark’s and Joe Story Part 3)


In this post we shall be looking at the prophetic ministry of TB Joshua and why people castigate his so much on the internet sites, some going as far as forming a blog just to write fabricated stories about TB Joshua and his ministry. We recommend you read Part one and Part two to follow the story according to Mark and Joe.

Mark and Joe Story Continues:-

In Genesis 5-7, Noah, through building the ark, prophesied that the entire civilization would die by a flood. He alone with his family would be the only survivors.

Yet some people write:

  • “We’re angry what he claims was a prophecy was useless for anything except giving him bragging rights.”

In 1 Kings 20:27-28, “The man of God came up and told the king of Israel, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because the Arameans think the Lord is a god of the hills and not a god of the valleys, I will deliver this vast army into your hands, and you will know that I am the Lord’. For seven days they camped opposite each other, and on the seventh day the battle was joined. The Israelites inflicted a hundred thousand casualties on the Aramean foot soldiers in one day.” One hundred thousand Arameans died that day, enemies of the Lord.

Yet the same people would write:

  • “We’re angry that someone representing Christianity is using a tragedy for self-promotion.”

Throughout Scriptures, God Almighty reveals to His children the tactics and strategies of the enemy so that they can be well-guarded and well-secured. God can use any medium to express Himself today. In Biblical times, He used the medium of His servants, the prophets and apostles. Today, He still uses the medium of His servants, the prophets and apostles. Prophet T.B. Joshua is one such servant of God, speaking forth what God has put in his heart and on his lips for the sake of God’s people and those who are to become a member of the household of faith. Click here to view TB Joshua World Prophecies

Yet some would say:

  • Etc, etc, etc.

We know the source of these prophetic messages – Prophet T.B. Joshua speaks directly, live from The SCOAN on Emmanuel TV for the world to see and conclude in their own heart.

Do we know the source of this blasphemy? Where are these voices, these words coming from on the internet? Who are they? Where do they come from?

Do you really believe everything you hear on the internet?

Recall this confession:

“The internet is our tool to destroy this world…

Thousands encircle TB Joshua’s church for healing and deliverance


Thousands of people, acting on a hint that the Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, Prophet T. B. Joshua, would minister in Accra yesterday, thronged the Ghana branch of the church, off the Spintex Road, seeking divine intervention in their lives.

Prophet Joshua shepherds one of the largest unorthodox Christian congregations in Africa and is renowned for his healing and deliverance ministration.

The large number of worshippers spilled over the church auditorium and premises onto the street outside, stretching for as long as about 100 metres, with canopies erected on both sides of the street to accommodate the anxious congregants.

Some of those who could not find space under the canopies had to sit or stand in the scorching sun, with a few taking shelter under small umbrellas.

The Daily Graphic team had a tough time entering the premises of the church, as the crowd jostled one another to find convenient places to seek divine intervention.

Some of the ushers of the church were very hostile to the Graphic team, leading to heated exchanges at one stage.

But, eventually, an official of Emmanuel TV, the media organisation of the church, intervened and ushered the team onto the church premises, where church officials were very helpful.

The Daily Graphic later learnt that some journalists who had visited the premises earlier had been manhandled and detained by some officials of the church.

That incident must have prompted the heavy presence of police and military personnel on the premises to maintain law and order.

Although Prophet Joshua did not show up at the service, many of the worshippers were not perturbed, as they claimed to have received healing, deliverance and breakthroughs in their lives.

The moment to justify the long wait in the sun came when leaders of the church, identified as the three ‘Wise Men’, walked through the congregation, giving them spiritual touches for their healing and deliverance.

As the three ‘Wise Men’ laid their hands on the people, there were screams from the recipients of the holy touches, screams that were supposedly from demons fleeing and pleading for mercy.

A teacher at a school at Dansoman in Accra, Kwasi Amoah, was one of those touched by the three ‘Wise Men’.

“My brother, it was not easy; it was as if some power has passed through my system,” he told the Daily Graphic.

Mr Amoah said he had attended the service because he had heard that Prophet Joshua would be ministering.

He said having seen Prophet Joshua’s spiritual exploits on television, “I knew that when I come anything tormenting me will stop”.

He said things had not been going on well in his job and he attributed that to spiritual reasons.

A resident of Odorkor, an Accra suburb, Naa Dedei, had been suffering from stomach ache for a long time, but after a touch from one of the three ‘Wise Men’, she said, “I feel good now.”

Rita Norla Amegbletor, a resident of Tema, had attended the service seeking spiritual solutions to her marital problems.

She expressed the belief that her marital problems had been solved, but she was relying on time to confirm her marital breakthrough.

For Tony Ikefuna, a resident of Awoshie, also in Accra, he had gone to the service to seek healing for his headache and high blood pressure.

After the service, he said, “I am okay.”

TB Joshua’s Triumphant Entry Into Ghana


A church programme scheduled for Tuesday morning in Ghana’s national capital, Accra, by Prophet T. B.

TB Joshua
TB Joshua

Joshua of Nigeria has caused chaos and humongous gridlock on the Spintex road and its enclave.

The entire Spintex enclave has been invaded by a sea of cars, some of which have parked haphazardly on the side of the road.

Thousands of Christians and members of the Synagogue Church Of All Nations Synagogue (SCOAN) have swamped the enclave for T. B. Joshua’s morning Church service.

Public figure David Ampofo, who described the situation as “total chaos” in an interview with XYZ News also wrote on his facebook wall that: “Come and see what is happening on Spintex road. We can’t even go out to work or take the kids to school because T.B. Joshua has arrived in Ghana and is holding a service at his Church on Spintex road with a message from God for his flock”.

A picture of the traffic situation on the spintex road
A picture of the traffic situation on the spintex road

“Cars parked all over, on pavements, on the lawn, in every conceivable space. People trooping in large numbers on foot, making their way to see their “man of God”, describing it as a “shame” and asking: “What is wrong with us?”

Mr. Ampofo wondered why so many thousands of people would abandon their jobs on a Tuesday morning to go to worship with T. B. Joshua.tb-joshua_crowds

When We Met TB Joshua,The Most Accused – (Mark’s and Joe Story Part 2)


We recently posted an article titled “when we met Prophet T.B. Joshua “by Mark and Joe former ex-disciples of Prophet T.B. Joshua.  The two obviously have a lot to say but had to write it in parts for better understanding.  They made a point in part one regarding those who claim that Prophet T.B. Joshua does not call the name of Jesus Christ and that his doctoring is not of God.  The video posted in part one clearly confirms that Prophet T. B. Joshua called the name of Jesus many times within the 25 mins Sermon.

In this post Mark and Joe have provided yet another extra ordinary miracles God has done through Prophet T. B. Joshua.  You need to watch and comment on these videos – letting us know what you think, whether what you see is the work of God or work of Satan. In our previous post we promised to address the address the healing ministry of TB Joshua, below are handfuls of CANCER / ULCER CASES one of the most deadly disease:-


IS THIS THE WORK OF GOD OR THE WORK OF SATAN?

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All these cases above are what we witnessed and in fact are a beneficiary of one. Many people are dying all over the world from these sickness and diseases Satan has afflicted them with. In the early 90’s we came in a group of 112 from South African to visit the SCOAN, that was how we met Prophet T. B. Joshua for the first time – a humble man to the core indeed. After we visited the SCOAN couple of times we decided to join the SCOAN as a disciple. Brethren we shall be publishing what we witness….. To be continued in part 3

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THE CRISES OF BELIEF: THE UNIQUENESS OF THE SCOAN


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There is no doubt that the church which should be recognised as the body of Christ, is today suffering on a number of fronts, and for different reasons. While many churches spring up in every corner of the globe, and many pastors – called and uncalled – keep ‘spreading the Word’, it should be expected that the church should be strong, powerful, progressive, fruitful, spiritually fulfilling and humane in disposition.

The church should wear the neat garment of truth, on which misrepresentations should have no impact; it should be the canopy under which spiritual shield may be labourlessly enjoyed and appreciated. God, when He is mentioned, should be in truth; His Word should be quoted and referred to in truth; and His everlasting grace should be a ready-made companion.

The church should exist to give power to His Word; to ascertain the certainty and centrality of His everlasting existence, and give power to the doubtless faithful. It should be the umbrella of truth, giver of hope and source of prophetic veracity. It should be the source of deliverance and healing, where hidden realities of the seen and unseen worlds are discovered. It should be the cornerstone of belief.

But the truth is that the church, since the 20th century (as our contemporary reference) has not been permitted to faithfully observe its functions. Self-antagonism, mischief, rumour-mongering, back-stabbing, name-calling, hatred and blackmail are ‘tools’ which the devil is unceasingly using to distort truth and justice, as symbolically entrenched in the church. Today, there are numerous cases of misrepresentation, self-imposed distorted image, media onslaughts, sponsored attacks and reckless opinions being hatched and celebrated by people and institutions as if these are virtues preached to the human race by the Word!

The church, as understood by some, has no reason to be associated with prophecy and healing; it should be a place where gentle prayers are said, and supported with perhaps, tithing. But the church should be all-embracing, because the devices of the unknown and unseen powers, the forces of darkness, include marginalization, self-hatred, mischief, bitterness, hatred and blasphemy among the followers of Christ. These forces have also been there, but today, the velocity has increased to a deadly shocking level. This is because the more the churches in circulation, the more darkness seems to be covering the fields of performance.

Churches are divided among themselves; some congregants of one denomination never have anything to do with the others from other churches. Men and women of God even spread dangerous rumours and publish horrible propaganda in the name of being the best ever to emerge in Christendom.

The Synagogue Church Of All Nations

The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) has not altogether been seen by some Christians (or so they pledge) as worthy of enjoying God’s grace which it has pleased the LORD it is enjoying today. But it is clear that this church does not have a tradition of antagonising other churches, not even proven antagonists of its processes and essence in society. It does not think much of critics but of how people should accept the faith in truth and complete obedience to the Word. It has a clear agenda as ‘an arena of liberty’ – it is focused, programmatic and progressive in its choice of spiritual curricula; it insists on true deliverance and healing, and of giving to the needy (the poor, hopeless, sick, deprived, hungry, rejected and the alienated). It is focused on empowering the true faithful, with the Word as it should be obeyed and preached.

One of the ways The SCOAN has achieved its focus is the aspect of the recognition of true pastors (evangelists, ministry co-ordinators, prophets etc.). The truth is that people naturally take to preaching the Word or founding ministries just because they happen to attend theological schools. But while such schools have their place in the manifestation of Christian commitment, it has been repeatedly proved that they are sheerly insufficient in producing true men and women of God.

Educative and informative as they may look, there are often missing links in their agenda and curricula. In fact, many products of such schools have been known to fail in doing the expected work of preaching and winning souls. Some have turned out to be betrayers of the faithful and abusers of the Gospel. Some know close to nothing about the ethics and aesthetics of true Christianity, and are simply agents of the devil who insist on monetization of prayers, giving anointing oil, fasting and deliverances. Some even go for the flesh in ‘achieving’ spiritual upliftment: the love of money, fame and position has dwindled the spiritual quality of many minds.

But The SCOAN makes it clear – and there are clear evidences in video, DVD and VCD cassettes, to illustrate the truth of this. Many ‘pastors’ have been discovered to lack spiritual fire; they preach in the midst of total ignorance of the kind of empowerment, which should accompany such works. Such pastors even openly manifest evil machinations, as evil spirits speak through them, when they undergo deliverance. Yet, some of such had preached, sermonised, baptised, delivered and healed people; some also spoke in tongues.

The SCOAN makes it obvious that even the devil has a way of counterfeiting God’s own unique manifestations. The devil can also heal and deliver, but has a way of re-investing greater pains, frustration, helplessness, poverty and unfaithfulness in people. He gives them back a heavier burden while pretending to have saved them. Curious minds will never stop asking why ministers with churches and many years of practice should manifest in The SCOAN, if actually they had been delivered! Deliverance is one word which has been so misunderstood in Christendom – yet it is the backbone of belief and faith. The SCOAN makes sure that the devil and his characteristics are truly pushed off people; they are permanently cast in the pit of hell! Ground-shaking revelations occur when people are being delivered – hidden ‘strengths’ of the devil and his agents and their tools are exposed, which means only true, strong and undiluted faith is needed to be truly delivered. That one wears the colourful cassock or bears names like prophet, prophetess, evangelist, pastor, reverend etc. does not confer true deliverance.

Deliverance at The SCOAN

The evangelical work, claimed Prophet Joshua recently, is the most dangerous work but not many people know this.  Spirits and demons have their wicked ways of hitting back at people professing Christianity or calling them evangelists of the faith; they become afflicted with diseases, failures, poverty, hopelessness, nightmares, fears and forms of spiritual attacks. Though holding on to the Bible, they are not immune to strong winds of disgrace and tornadoes of frustration. A man may be a pastor by profession or in words, but not so in heart – according to Joshua. And this is where danger lurks. Insanity, ill-health and even death are located in such realisation. The spirits of lust, poverty, despair, helplessness, sinfulness, hatred and mischief, for example, become part of such fellows; they often love money and fame far more than the work of the Gospel.

Many of such ‘men and women of God’ have come to know the truth about themselves by receiving deliverance at The SCOAN, and, of course, there are other living churches where such takes place.

In The SCOAN, Christians and non-Christians have always received true deliverance, because the Word of God must be pure and thus, sure – in the words of Prophet Joshua. The Holy Spirit has often worked wonders; ancestral spirits, curses, marital failures, economic disempowerment, frustration, shame, impurity, joblessness and afflictions simply give way. Recently, a man who had consumed his and others’ faeces and urine (and his own sperm) for some 16 years was delivered. ‘Pastors’ from all over the world in the grip of satan were delivered. Drug addicts, militants, armed robbers, kidnappers, rapists and ritualists were delivered. And we speak here of permanent deliverance!

God is truth; His Word is true, pure and sure, thus deliverance is power to enlist the service of true faith. It is power to minister to God and to enjoy the benefits of God’s grace. It is the core of spiritual revival. It is freedom from sin, because “It is sin that makes us to be afraid of our heavenly abode” to quote Joshua. He said further that “God answers us if He strengthens us with His strength in our souls, though not with bodily strength”. He believes that “it is God’s Word that establishes; it is His Word that builds”. In other words, to master the truth of deliverance, God’s Word must be an integral part of us!

The roles of the Anointing Water and sticker (which are significant tools in The SCOAN) have been universally acknowledged, as well as their power, assuredness, dependability, reliability and promotion of faithfulness in all who believe. What was thought to be impossible in the world are daily happening at The SCOAN, but not without a price – some Christians find it difficult to agree with its genuineness as a “tool” through which God manifests Himself. Recently, though, Prophet Joshua told his congregants that “In searching for the truth, we must look within and beyond our palace” and that “As truth was older than terror, so it will survive it; it got the start and it will get the race. The day will declare who is in the right and who is in the wrong”.

Finally, he has insisted that God confirms the word of His servants by accomplishing it, by establishing it. God gives being (life) to His Word. You can speak His Word but God speaks life/ being. If He has not given being to His Word, the Word is dead but when He gives that life, the Word becomes life”. The SCOAN, to say the least, is one place in the world where God has indeed made the Word to become life!

TB JOSHUA DELIVERANCE TRUELY OF GOD?


The concepts of deliverance and healing may not be new to Christians who have quite a significant knowledge of the Word, the breath of God. The notion of becoming born-again (a spirit of newness and radical transformation) is derived from the experience of deliverance. And every Christian wants to be seen as being delivered; born of water and Holy Spirit and become anew in his/her relationship with God. Deliverance has to be perfect; it should be a new experience which comes when a man is separated from unholiness and impurities of life. It is generally understood as a process of separation between light and darkness; it brings about a distance between light and darkness. It has to do with renewed cordiality with Jesus, the symbol of light, who must quench the ignoble traffic of blindness, evil, darkness, and spiritual terrorism in people.

Delivered and free
Delivered and free

During a recent Sunday service, Prophet T.B. Joshua had tried to explain in detail what deliverance means. He said the spirit of darkness has to engage the world that it is obvious that it has become an object of worship to some. It is in recognition of the power of darkness that deliverance must be practically potent. Darkness is responsible for bad leadership, family disunity, greed, insubordination, immorality and attachment to the idols, to name a few instances. Most kids involved in cultism, rape, stealing and drugs are propelled by forces of darkness, but so are the elders, the parents who have polluted the political, economic and social space in society. People are in bondage today as seen in marital unhappiness, lack of innate peace, and quest for satanic powers; many people are jobless, hopeless and helpless because they are trapped.

One point which Prophet Joshua made clear is that it is quite possible for a man to confess God and still be in bondage, unless a permanent deliverance occurs in the life of such a person. The knowledge of God is not sufficient for man, but the ability to have God’s Spirit. He has said repeatedly that “not only must we have God’s Word in order to be born again, or to become a pastor; we must have God’s Spirit”.

This seems to be a response to the fact that most people who claim to have been delivered, and have become born again, are in truth very far from the orientation. Their deliverance has been most suspect, hollow and spiritually inconsequential. Such deliverance happened by words of the mouth and lacks spiritual potency and celestial grace. Most pastors who engage in delivering and healing people these days are themselves in need of the same process – they are gripped and menaced by the devil. Satan is cunning and hypocritical, and has his own ways of instilling his presence in the lives of people. For the Kingdom of Light to have impact on people, their spiritual life has to be operated upon, to remove the filths and impurities planted in them by satan. This is the essence of deliverance.

This is why Prophet Joshua speaks often that there are two kinds of pastors: there are those who commit the words of God into memory, and teach and preach with same (most of the modern pastors belong here as they have the ability to quote extensively without the necessary authority to achieve their mission). The second group is for pastors “who can move mountains”; those who commit the Word into their hearts (by making same an integral part of themselves). They know of God’s ways; they act with God, and know His opinion about themselves and others. And “when something is part of you, it dictates to you; it is your director. When you memorize, you will confess but not from your belief”, the prophet has said.

He also established that before something becomes one’s belief, it must become an integral part of the person, as “our faith is in our heart”. He said in a contest between light and darkness, light must have victory, which is what deliverance is. He said that these days “people are not sure of themselves again”, for they may be in the arms of evil forces and yet proclaim the almightiness of God. This is true, as seen in the examples of many pastors (with ministries or churches) who had negative, influencing spirits coming to The SCOAN and other living churches to receive deliverance.

He said while 20% of the people are ignorant of such evil forces, 70% of them are aware. However, the problem has always been how to combat same. Most deliverances in many places are not thorough, sincere, effective and God-inspired. Indeed, not all those who call the name of the Lord, and do His will, will enter the Kingdom of God. Deliverance is therefore, an integral part of belief; it is the preamble to the exercise of that belief. Without it, belief is sheer dramatics. He said: “Our lives are not what we confess” as we often confess blessing but experience poverty; confess breakthroughs but experience stagnation and failure. Words said without adequate form of deliverance are a package in empty encounters. He said: “No one can say, Jesus is Lord genuinely unless he is genuinely delivered”, and that “our God is Spirit; those who confess Him must do so in Spirit and truth”.

Deliverance is associated with the use of power because as Prophet Joshua said, “Divine nature must be of holiness”. You have no control of your divine nature”. In other words, “If you yield to light, light takes control of your divine nature”; no man can use the power given by the Holy Spirit at his own will; it has to be by the will of the Father. And such power will have to be original, and not a photocopy. The use of original power must lead to true deliverance because “if you are praying and not delivered, it’s like you are calling your father at home,” said Prophet Joshua.

The problem, nowadays, is that rather than recognizing the different graces bestowed upon each other, denominational difference are rather projected in Christianity. As such occurs, love is killed, faith is brutalized and deliverances become hollow and impotent of effect. Some Christians have seen churches as running a race; they speak of the number of worshippers rather that those being truly saved. Yet, the apostles of Jesus worked as one; they acted in oneness to achieve great effects as recorded in the Holy Bible. Joshua preaches today that the gifts of God may be enjoyed if churches are interdependent and pastors believe in collective approach to God through true deliverance. Today, people are departing from the way of the Lord, and “people should avoid being wasted”, he emphasised.