LIVE Sunday Service At The SCOAN With T.B. Joshua (18/08/19)


If millions of this generation are to believe, they must see PROOF that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! Get ready to witness undeniable evidence of God’s Word and power at work as you join Prophet T.B. Joshua in a practical demonstration of Christianity in today’s Sunday Live Service at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria.

Is TB Joshua not another religious fraudster?


Rejected for Christ. I live in the UK and have been following TB Joshua’s ministry for several years now. I cannot help noticing that many out there seem to mock SCOAN, and rebuke his ministry. Am I surprised? No, not at all, as they did exactly the same to Jesus in His time. People accused Jesus of being both demonic (Matthew 12:22-32) and a fraudster (Luke 23:11).

It’s seems to be the way of the world. If people don’t understand something, or can’t achieve it for themselves then they just have to tear it down. I’m a disabled middle-aged woman from the UK with a serious genetic disorder. I’ve never been able to travel to SCOAN in Lagos. I’ve never even met TB Joshua, so how can I be so certain that he really is a prophet of God? Some might say it’s just wishful thinking on my part. After all my son has inherited my disorder too, so maybe I just want to believe there is a cure out there for both of us? Some might even say I’m desperate enough to believe in anything. Actually, I’d say the opposite.

I wouldn’t risk putting all my hope in false promises. If anything, such claims might make someone like me even more wary, especially if I followed the negative feedback out there. It would just be cruel to give my son false hope. Yes, I am a Christian, but my son isn’t, so the last thing I’d want to do is let my son witness that my faith in a prophet of God is wrong. I also know that Jesus warned us to be wary of false prophets, those who come in sheep’s clothing but are in fact ravenous like wolves (Matthew 7:15-20). So why haven’t I joined the line of sceptic’s out there who believe that TB Joshua is just another religious fraudster, like so many before him? After all there are loads of fake ministries out there making tons of money out of people’s misery, so what makes TB Joshua any different? For one reason and one reason only. Jesus told us that we would recognise true prophets by their fruits, and that a bad tree only produces bad fruit whilst a good tree produces good fruit. (Matthew 7:16-18).

I used to be a children’s teacher before this illness stole my health. I would always teach the children to be willing to find things out for themselves, and make up their own minds. I’d encourage them to explore the facts thoroughly before they blindly accepted the beliefs of others. So that’s exactly what I did with TB Joshua, and this is what I’ve discovered. TB Joshua comes from a very humble background. In fact, he is a very humble man. At his latest birthday celebrations, he denied that he was a celebrity. He had no desire to seek celebrity status. Instead he called himself “a man of the people”. Then he told the multitude that what would really please this “man of the people” would be if they were willing to share what they had (time, money and food) with those without them. Is that the language of a fraudster? When he first decided to build the Church of All Nations he got on his hands and knees and helped to build it, from the drains up. Is that the actions of a fraudster? The other day I watched one of his Youtube videos in amazement.

A pastor had come to the SCOAN church and admitted that he had told everyone in his own church that TB Joshua was a fraud, and to avoid SCOAN. That pastor had suffered greatly in his personal life, and on advice from another pastor, visited SCOAN to seek forgiveness. Would a pastor be willing to humiliate himself like that in front of the world (and his own parishioners), if it was just lying? And how did TB Joshua respond to this pastor? He called him a ‘ friend and brother’, and reassured him that God had allowed it and forgave him fully. Is that the actions of a fraudster out for financial gain? Sadly, there are many out there today (including too many Christians), who mock his focus on demonic possessions and healing. Indeed, here in the UK, very few churches seem to include this topic in their ministry, even when they hold regular healing ministries. I know! I’ve done my research! Yet this is the part of his ministry that convinces me most.

TB Joshua ministry focuses on healing people from demonic oppression. Who else did that? Jesus of course! He took demons very seriously and confronted them eleven times in the bible. He was even visited by one himself at the start of His ministry (Matthew 4:1-11) He showed his apostles exactly how to confront demons, in the same way that TB Joshua confronts them today (Matthew 8;28-34). Of course, Jesus was accused of driving out demons through the power of demons within himself (Matthew 12;22-32), and was very unpopular with the churches of His time. Is this all sounding a little too familiar? TB Joshua’s ministry has been accused of manipulating the poor and dispossessed in society, yet isn’t that exactly the same type of people that Jesus worked with? Jesus recognised that the majority of those who had power, authority and comfort in society would not listen to Him or accept His message. So that’s why he worked mostly with the poor, the lonely and the suffering; those that society had rejected. He cared very deeply for such people, people like Mary Magdalene, the first person to recognise Him after he rose from the dead, yet had been healed of seven demons by Jesus (Mark 16:9).

Prophet TB Joshua

Demonic possession is one of the best kept secrets in modern Christianity today, as it no longer seems accepted by civilised” society today. Yet Jesus sent his apostles out with the authority to cast such demons out, just like TB Joshua does today (Mathew 10:1). Indeed, after the resurrection He told his apostles that one of signs of the Spirit would be the ability to cast out demons! ” In my name they will drive out demons” (Mark 16:17). So why do Christians today choose to ignore this critical aspect of ministry and are so judgemental about TB Joshua’s work? The fact is even some of Jesus’s own disciples struggled with belief at times, and had been unable to cast out a demon in a young boy (Mark 9:14-29). What did Jesus say about their failure at the time? ” If you have the faith of a mustard seed…. nothing will be impossible for you” (Mark 9:14-29).

So, I just wonder what would happen if all those sceptics out there were willing to risk opening their minds and hearts to the teachings of Jesus instead? And no, to be absolutely clear, I’m not saying that JB Joshua is Jesus! I’m just saying that He is an obedient apostle who reflects what can be achieved when we are willing to fully submit ourselves fully to Jesus’s teachings. As Jesus so clearly reminds us “Everything is possible for one who has faith” (Luke 4:41). God bless your work. Mandy Edwards from England I would love to write more often for you.

By Mandy Edwards

Why TB Joshua never replied Pastors and his former aides that accused him.


Below is an intriguing and breath taking interview we had with TB Joshua.

Q: You’ve come under severe criticism recently and in the past years from other pastors and your former aides, but you never replied them. Why?

A: It is only when you don’t know where you are going you will reply them. When you don’t know where you are going, anything can overwhelm you, anything can provoke you. Look at what happened to Joseph in the dry pit; because he knew he was going to the throne; he was not overwhelmed. When he was on the floor, instead of looking at the floor – you know the prison floor is not smooth – the Bible said he opened the window and looked at the beautiful sky and he said to himself, “I know where I belong!” So when you know where you belong, nothing can overwhelm you, provoke you or discourage you. Therefore, if you know that there is a higher hand leading you and you know the protection you are under, you don’t fight for God, rather God fights for us. There are two ministers of God, those who fight for God and those whom God fights for. For me, God fights for me. You don’t fight for God, so when you are doing the work of God and people are fighting you, they are fighting God. Apart from healing, prophecy and Synagogue, if I withdraw now, nobody will talk about me. Definitely, it’s God in me they are fighting. So when somebody says you are this and that, it’s just a matter of time. Those persecutions, hatred and intimidation – you will realise that God uses them to prepare us and strengthen our desire for Him. When you are being persecuted, it’s time to praise the Lord. Time of intimidation is time to draw closer to Him. Therefore, it’s a tonic for our anointing. The persecution we suffer in the hands of our detractors causes us to be known.

Q: Some Pastors claim that you are evil. Is TB Joshua evil?

A: You know what happened to Peter and our Lord Jesus Christ. You know how close Peter was to Him and the question He asked in that Matthew 16 – “Who do people say I am?” Peter’s first answer was improper and Jesus said you are a tempter; you are a snare, get out of my sight. You should ever think of the things of God, not things of the world. You can imagine somebody who is close to Jesus and the Lord asked him, who do people say I am – and he could not see Jesus from God’s point of view but from a human point of view. Perfection eludes everyone. Because you bear pastor… what informs that word pastor? The issue of pastor is all about the anointing of God. So because somebody said I am a pastor, that does not mean his vision cannot be blurred – and when his vision is blurred, you will not see clearly the things of God. There are pastors that actually receive the message of God by mental assent. The actual message of God comes from the heart. It renews our strength. The one that comes from our heard you memorise the message, just like you go to school. What you have studied is in your heard and the moment you are not practicing what you studied in another two to three years, you have to rehearse it again, but the Words of God are always in our heart.

Lagos State Government is talking about wealth of churches and they want to tax churches. Do you support this move?

The wealth of the church is the strength of the church, and the strength of the church is the Holy Spirit – so what are you talking about? How would you now tax the Holy Spirit? When you are out there looking at the church, it’s a place of refuge for everybody when there are economic crises. People are jobless; when you are given a sack letter, the next place you think of is the church, when you are sick, you run to the church. Somebody who receives a sack letter from his office, is the Pastor still expecting money from such person? A pastor that does that is receiving a curse. I will advise the government not to share a cruse from any minister of God that is collecting money from people they are supposed to give money to. Government should not join them in sharing the curse. People are being sacked and that’s what’s happening in the country today. If you are sacked, the Pastor is supposed to restore hope and strength to you, give you money to invest, go to their store and give you at least a bag of rice that will sustain you until you get another job. These people are a burden to the church – but when you are looking at the church from a distance, you will think they are bringing money… So, if any Pastors sees it as a means of extorting money from the under-privileged people, that Pastor is receiving a curse. There is no need to tax churches because they are not making money, and if anybody starts making money at the expense of other people, the person is getting a curse – and I don’t want government to share in that curse.

Q: You have other arms of the church like charity, deliverance, reconciliation, prophecy, healing and others. What has it been like over the years handling all these responsibilities?

A: This is the problem the country has brought to us; that is what we are talking about. Here we have a foundation for the youths, a football club. There are about 4000 of them that come from across the country, and we have a bus for them. We are also involved with the destitute in Oko-Baba, you saw the buses given to them and how they are being taken care of and we are giving them scholarships. We have people in Leeds University in London, which is one of the best universities in the world. There are also the widows, the physically challenged – and we have a warehouse where we keep the rice which we give to these people. Each trailer is N5million and we have about four trailers. There are also the aged people – we look for them and take care of them, even the ones that are sick. Of course, you know that to run a football club costs a lot of money. Even the PHCN where they train, we paid heavily to secure it. These are some of the challenges we are facing. So when you now talk about the issue of tax, does it means that we will withdraw all these and use it to pay tax? We are doing more than paying tax. I don’t operate any bank account, not to talk of keeping money here. These people are my bank account. I believe so much in this so that in the nearest future, people can stand and say, ‘I am now this through the grace of God in the life of TB Joshua’.

Q: Is that the basis for grooming these young ones around you from abroad?

I will not answer that now; let me finish the issue of leadership. Let’s move forward. One of the key issues why we are having problems, especially in Africa, is that there is no way Africa can develop without taking this pattern I am going to talk about now. In developed countries, they exchange their mineral resources with another one – but in our case, we exchange our mineral resources with money. Look at our oil; the Western countries come to take our oil and give us pounds and dollars. For Nigeria to develop, they should exchange oil for technology. Go to Russia, whatever mineral resources they have there, they exchange with American technology and whatever America needs from them, they exchange it with technology; the same thing happens in other developed countries all over the world – but our own is money. The gift of God to us, our inheritance, to develop people’s skills, we keep exchanging for dollars and pounds. And when we collect the money, we will not keep it in our banks here. We will still carry it back to the banks of the people that gave us the money, and they will say they are keeping it for us. They will say they are keeping it in foreign reserve, and that actually has kept us in the level we are today. So tell me how we can develop? From the beginning of this Niger-Delta crisis, if these boys had seen that their oil is being exchanged for technology instead of money, I tell you, there will be employment, light, improved telephone service, and good quality education – do you think they will fight? Look at our universities today. People go overseas to study. Well, it’s not too late because we have mineral resources and they should exchange it for technologies and other things we don’t have, not money. Don’t give us fish; teach us how to fish.

Q: With healing happening on a daily basis, on the average, how many people get healed here?

Since the healing is from God, do you need to test or examine and mark God’s work? The credit is for God. No matter how many people that are healed, you cannot mark God; it’s man we can mark. After we must have done everything humanly possible, we still need to leave it for God. For just coming here today, you have received healing.

Q: From a spiritual angle, how do you think the worldwide economic meltdown will have impact on Nigeria?

A: I think what is happening concerning the economy is a normal thing, because where the voices are not one, you expect things like this to happen. God is only very merciful – by now, we are supposed to be crying. Nigeria is not counted out of this. You are in this country; you know what is happening and you know the mismanagement. If you mismanage your product, you’ll get a shortage – that’s exactly what is happening.

Q: But you said in one of your prophecies that we are yet to see anything concerning this economic meltdown?

A: Yes, have you seen anything? What have you seen? You are only seeing the flame. When you see fire, you see flame – but we are yet to see the fire. There is no solution, there is nothing we can do – it’s a matter of time. But we will pass through it with a lesson. God wants to use it to strengthen our desire for Him.

Q: Has any of the world leaders called to ask you for a way out of this economic crises?

A: You want me to begin to mention the names of Presidents in your Newspaper (General Laughter)! My friend, when you talk like this, I know where you are going. I want to tell you that it is part of the gift; the anointing God has given to me. The way and manner God executes His plan in our lives differs. Some He sent them to the village to minister, some to the community and some among his own race, some to another race and colour, while some anointing touches Kings and Queens, Presidents. Therefore, by our fruits you know the kind of anointing we bear. We are anointing carriers, but when you look at us you know the kind of anointing we carry. So it’s not for us to begin to tell you – ‘this is what I am doing’.

Q: When is Nigeria going to have a leader that will take us to the Promised Land? There is poverty in the country…

A: Well, what do you mean by Promised Land? Until what they inherited from their past predecessors is no longer burdensome. Like the issue of administration, the person in power is still battling with what he inherited, he has not started a new thing. Some may continue battling with theirs throughout their tenure. I hope you understand what I am saying. It’s like somebody’s father dying and there is a huge debt to settle. You realise that either you denounce that father or carry the responsibility. You begin to pay the debt for his house and other things – and that may take your time and career.

I think the problem is that we have many leaders, but we fail to take time to develop people’s skills – they have no disciples. No one can go it alone, even Jesus Christ knew this and that was why He had disciples. But we have leaders without disciples in every area. Not in the political circle alone, but churches too. Take your mind back to some late great men of God in Nigeria, how many of them had disciples? Look at the political circle; take your mind back to the olden days – how many of them had disciples? It takes time to develop people’s skills, but how many people will do that? You will be persecuted and hated even among the people you are developing. Many of them will be Judas and in the process of developing them, they will go out and say all sorts of things against you, they want to bring you down- but at the end of the day, you still see one or two of them that are good. Of course, you know what happened to Jesus because He was developing skills, making disciples. People are afraid to develop skills, because in the process of developing people’s skills, you look at the repercussion. When you weigh the disadvantages and advantages, one would be afraid to go into it – but the future is great because you will live forever if you take time to develop people’s skills and make disciples out of them.

This is what the Bible said. It says – Go ye into the world and make disciples. Look at everywhere – even in your journalism circle. You know of great journalists, editors, publishers – but where are their disciples today? Those disciples either turned around to become senators, governors or others things, or they just abandoned their profession. Even if you become a senator tomorrow, that does not mean you should abandon your profession. It is your profession; you should establish it, employ people to manage it while you supervise. Look at farmers. Go to the village you hardly see anybody in the village today, all of them are coming to the city. We have leaders without disciples – and no one can go it alone. We need good people, inspired people and informed people to achieve our dreams and objectives – and Jesus knew this.

Q: Presidents have visited you from other countries and you’ve visited them also. Here in Nigeria we’ve not had a situation where any Nigerian President has visited. Is it a situation of a prophet not being recognised in his homeland?

A: A point of correction – to be conferred with the OFR is a recognition. I’ve never had any honour like that. That is appreciation, but the manner of approach differs. So I think it’s still normal. Everything big starts little. If something big starts big, it calls for concern.

Q: You appear too simple. Why? 


A: It’s because I am in the midst of people. If you go out there, you will pity the people. People are there at the bus stops waiting for vehicles and they can stand there for hours. Sometimes I ask myself where these people work. What kind of job will you go to at any time you feel – that means a lot of them keep changing jobs. So how can their lives be stable – and success demands a stable character. When your character and attitude is not stable, you are far from success. You say ‘it’s good’ today, tomorrow you say ‘it’s not good’, you are far from success. God’s Word is constant; He is still the same yesterday, today and forever. What you need to do is to seek the things from above so that you may be comforted in the face of whatever situation you are in. Just like I said earlier – Jesus has risen. Therefore, let your mind rise and seek the things that are above so that we may be comforted in the face of our situation. You say people are suffering? Jesus has risen – tell your people to seek the things that are above so that they may be comforted in the face of their situation.

Q: How would you want to be remembered? 
A: The Apostles paid the supreme price to bring the Gospel. Some were stoned, some were crucified upside down – so if you must be one of the disciples of Jesus, you must be ready to follow Jesus, bearing His cross, bearing His reproach. You must know the fellowship of His suffering.

LIVE Sunday Service At The SCOAN With T.B. Joshua (04/08/19)


If millions of this generation are to believe, they must see PROOF that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! Get ready to witness undeniable evidence of God’s Word and power at work as you join Prophet T.B. Joshua in a practical demonstration of Christianity in today’s Sunday Live Service at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria.

Prophet TB Joshua Explains Vision God Gave Him About Nigeria


The founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T.B Joshua, says Nigerians will understand the vision God gave him concerning Nigeria “very soon.
eXact Info News understands that the SCOAN General-Overseer who recently visited Israel for his church event tagged the “Nazareth Meeting with TB Joshua,” was reacting to his sermon a fortnight ago where he called for urgent prayers for Nigeria against “interruption of democracy” in the country.
Speaking at the SCOAN headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial city during a Sunday Service, Prophet TB Joshua said he has resorted to passing his message in parable because Nigerians and the whole Africa misunderstand him.
Prophet TB Joshua
His words: “Two weeks ago, I was talking about a vision concerning my nation,” he says.
“I saw a Seraphim. Seraphim came down with the rain.
“That rain brought about calmness and freshness.
“But people don’t know what I was talking about.
“Very soon, you will understand what I am talking about.
“Even though it is very bad and very rough now, you will smile.
“I’m in a nation; in a continent, they don’t understand me.
“If you understand me, I will talk to you – one-on-one. But if you don’t understand (me), I have to talk to you in parable.
“I’m in your midst, but you don’t understand me.
“Four years ago, I was telling my people that we are in the valley and our future is crying for help.
“They called me all sort of names, but what is happening today?”
The 56-year-old clergyman continued: “But then, there was food on the table. Everything was fine; everything was okay. But I was telling you this is valley, our future is crying for help.
“And I say, politics will not be as usual. But can a gentleman join politics again?” Prophet TB Joshua questioned.

HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES – TB JOSHUA


“Today, people look upon pain, wrong and injustice towards their neighbours unaffected. Your neighbour could be your enemy, friend, those who do not share the same faith with you. The Bible says love them all. But today – because they do not share the same faith with you, when you see them in a problem, you ignore them and look the other side. Because you are a Christian and they are not a Christian, whatever problem they have – you look the other side. No! You have to love your neighbour as yourself. If your conscience is alive to Christ, you would always be there for your neighbour. Love your neighbour as yourself.

The Bible says, ‘I will set a table before you in the presence of your enemies’. If your enemy is not there, the table will be useless. It’s good for your enemy to see what you become. What they thought you cannot become – it’s good for your enemy to see. They thought you cannot become this or that – it is better they see for themselves. That may change them and win their soul! A good example of what I am talking about is we here in the church today. If we begin to examine the conscience of everyone here and look at the past – at least 50% never thought they would come here. You had a different impression about T.B. Joshua. You stood in opposition towards T.B. Joshua in the past but today, you are alive to see that he is your friend, not your enemy. If you had died then, would you be able to see this? If I had died then, would I be here today?

What is the way out? Pray for your enemy! Prayer from your heart, not from your lips. If you choose the path of praying for your enemy, you will have a great relief. Because you are running to defeat your enemy, it has taken you to many places – spiritually, physically and financially. It has caused you sleepless nights – fear, anxiety, pressure. Every bad thing that happens to you -when you have nightmare – you attribute it to your enemy. The pain you are going through – it’s not your enemy that is going through it but you. Why can’t you ignore your enemy and move forward? Pray for them! You are the one going through the pain.

When you begin to chase your enemies, you will automatically forget the condition in which you are – because it’s not possible to look at two sides. I am going through pain that the enemy caused – and at the same time I am pursuing the enemy that caused it. I will ignore the pain. The pain will be there but how to take care of myself will be ignored. This is why our pain persists. The situation that you are supposed to go through within a week, you are on it for the past one year – because you ignore your condition and you are pursuing your enemies

The bigger your success, the bigger your enemies. Why are you wasting your time when you know it’s a normal life? You go through your trial according to your position and I will go through my trial according to my position. It is our position that attracts trials. Your position in life attracts persecution. If your position is big, it will attract big trials. Big blessing will attract big trials. You don’t want trials; you don’t want success in life. When people talk about you – ‘He is a foolish man; she is a foolish woman’ – you know it’s a recognition! What you are going through should not rule your life. What you are going through does not matter but what matters is whom you are.”

Remember, SHARING is CARING… 

Coroner Being Bias Over TB Joshua Building Inquest


 

As article after article is published about Prophet T.B. Joshua in the wake of his tragic church building collapse, the prejudice and bias unashamedly displayed by the coroner and the media have finally compelled us to stay in a rented flat near the Ikeja High Court  to make sure that I don’t miss any of the hearings to complete our investigative journalism.

Members of the public and other interested parties attending the hearing of the “TB Joshua collapsed building” inquest have voiced out their reservations about the BIASED MANNER in

Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe
Chief Magistrate Oyetade Komolafe

which the magistrate seems to be handling proceedings at the inquest. Some of them who spoke to the TB Joshua Fans UK on conditions of anonymity complainant of the magistrate’s partial disposition. They observed that he was always visibly ruthless on witnesses who gave evidence which seemed to shore up the controlled demolition theory. Stella Wood said his character was suggestive of a calculated attempt by the state to persecute a particular party. You’ll recollect what TB Joshua said during his 3rd Sunday Service after the incident that is a group of people behind the collapse of the building, which has given us a clue to those involved in the orchestration of the SCOAN incident on the 12th Sept, 2014 Please read our previous post to see what we wrote about the “coroner”

The Director in charge of the Inspectorate and Compliance at Standard Organisation of Nigeria, Engineer Bede Obayi. According to him, iron rod samples taken for test at different laboratories showed that they were good and met the standard requirement. Engineer Obayi also expressed surprise about the speed at which the building collapsed, fueling speculations that the controlled demolition theory was indeed plausible.

“Candidly, I am surprised at the rate and speed the building collapsed. It’s quite unusual and I believe it should be investigated. I also admit that the result of the test conducted on the debris is suspect. Due to the technicality involved, our investigation is inconclusive. I was not involved in the observation neither did I participate in the conduct of the test. I don’t even know any of the people saddled with the responsibility of conducting the test. We went to test in three labs and the final reports indicated that most of the materials used in the Synagogue building met our standard requirements. All the sources used were also approved SON sources.”

You should have seen the face of the Coroner at this stage, when the statement made! If looks could kill Engineer Bede Obayi would have died in the witness box from the way he was looked by the coroner.

Police investigator, Olushola Agboyi, deputy superintendent of police, Homicide Section, Criminal Investigation Department, Panti, Yaba, Lagos, disclosed this while testifying before the coroner’s inquest investigating the collapse. He said the saboteur who may have operated undetected could have used explosives or chemical substances to bring down the building.

The police officer said that his investigation revealed that the aircraft was on a circuit training mission and was flying very low. He, however noted that building collapse could have been an act of sabotage. Led in evidence by the Police counsel, Chukwu Agwu, the witness said he led the team that investigated the collapse and was also a member of the Federal Government’s panel.

At this juncture the following has been asked by a 90 year old resident of Ikotun Egbe and it requires answers.

  1. When did a residential area become an air force training area?
  2. I have lived here in Ikotun before the Lagos airport was built in 1969 and flight has flown over Ikotun from the East. Why did the jet come from the west?
  3. Why flying over that particular building

My concern is the prejudiced media reports circulating within the public domain, intolerant headlines such as ‘Is TB Joshua about to be arrested?’ incensing a barrage of spiteful comments online. Why is it that such positive aspects of Joshua’s ministry have been sneakily excluded in the majority of news?.

Yes, T.B. Joshua is controversial, unconventional and unpredictable, but that is no reason for the media to add needless sensationalism to a story that is already tragic enough. This is not a time to debate Joshua’s authenticity,but to mourn with our brothers and sisters whose lives were lost.

Synagogue Tragedy – Another Coming Says Joshua Iginla!


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Prophet Joshua Iginla
Prophet Joshua Iginla

Abuja, Joshua Iginla, was reported to have released more shocking revelations during Sunday service at his church.

He told the congregation while praying that the September, the 12th Synagogue building collapse will soon repeat, itself, especially to key people in the ministry who are making mockery of T.B. Joshua, instead of offering him support in this hard time.

According to Encomium Weekly, Prophet Iginla was quoted saying:

“What happened at Synagogue that people are now pointing accusing fingers at T.B. Joshua should get ready because I see the same thing happening here and there, including so called people in the ministry who are supposed to stand by him. When it happens to them, they will now understand what really happened there. This is a prophetic word and I want you to write it down. I saw it and I was afraid. And that is why I have to say this now because what we don’t understand, let’s not understand it the hard way,” he stated.

Nigeria Christian body “CAN and PFN” are at loggerheads with TB Joshua over  membership,

The Christendom in Nigeria is in a state of tatters, with all manner of hypocrisy, bad and very ugly stories emanating from the religious circle.; Nigerian Christian and Islamic leaders must accept the responsibility to reshape the direction of the country. It is because they live very far from the people that they do not feel for the poor. How many of the privileged pastors live in Ajegunle, Orile-Iganmu, Nyanya, Mararaba. No! They stay in high brow areas with security, palatial homes with modern gadgets for comfort, a drive round town in multi million jeep cars while the members of their flock are sick, distressed, harassed, go hungry and lack nutrition. Except TB Joshua we see feeding the poor, giving scholarships, and live in Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos State and known as one of the poor areas in Lagos. Of course, all fingers are not equal, surely there handful of good people out the that help the poor in the little way they can.

The religious leaders cannot always push the blame to government when they hide in their cocoon to commit all manner of atrocities. If only 30 men of God in Nigeria would behave like TB Joshua, one representing each state in Nigeria.

SA Lawyer Bally Chuene and NPF Speaks Truth On SCOAN Building


Editors Note: What we at TB Joshua Fans UK think about what happened and would like SCOAN to look into the visitors who lodged in that building that week. Possibly those that left that morning. We believes someone was used to place something in strategic spots in the building for the Jet to activate, thus making the building to collapse.  The Coroner  Oyetade Komolafe, CSP Haruna Alaba, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikotun Police Station and all bodies looking into the cause of the building collapse must NOT rule out the presence of the JET.

This clearly shows that the Jet was used to activate whatever they must have placed in the building.

The airport is located on the east of the Church and flights that take off flies over the Church from the east at a higher a altitude, but the Jet that flew over the Church gust house on the 12th September, 2014 flew from the west.

An eyewitness told me; the first time the Jet flew over the building “It was about 60 foot gap from the building, the second time it was about 40 foot gap between the building and the Jet, the third time it came lower about 20 foot from the building the fourth time it came lower about 10 foot from the building.

THE MOMENT OF TRUTH!

To prove our point see what the “NPF” had to say

The Police on Thursday said it was still investigating the recent collapse of a guest house within the Synagogue Church of All Nations to ascertain whether it was due to sabotage. CSP Haruna Alaba, the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Ikotun Police Station, disclosed this while testifying before the Coroner’s Inquest into the cause of the collapse of the six-storey building.

Led in evidence by Mr Chukwu Agwu, the Police counsel, the DPO said that the circumstances surrounding the collapse of the building warranted the police to explore all possible angles. Alaba said after watching a video clip of controlled demolition of buildings shown on Emmanuel TV, he was of the opinion that the Synagogue incident could have been an act of sabotage.

According to him, with the low level of security awareness, it could have been possible for somebody to plant a bomb within the church’s premises.  He said: “We are looking at possible sabotage and we are investigating that.”

The witness said the investigation was being conducted by DSP Olusola Agboyi from the Department of Criminal Investigation, Yaba, Lagos.

Alaba told the inquest presided over by Mr Oyetade Komolafe, that he could not remember whether the Bomb Disposal Unit visited the scene after the incident.

When cross examined by Mr Olalekan Ojo, the church’s counsel, the DPO said that on the day of the incident, the police got a distress call that an aircraft was flying low around the Ikotun area.

“My Lord, the aircraft was flying at a very low altitude. From Ikotun angle, we see aircrafts flying almost every day, but it is usually at a high altitude.

“However, this particular one was flying very low and that was why they called our control room,” the DPO added. 1

He said a few hours later, one of his officers assigned to the Synagogue Church called him that one of the buildings within the church had collapsed.

According to him, he immediately moved to the church with some officers and barricaded the two entrances to prevent hoodlums from taking advantage of the situation.

“On that day, people were confused. There was panic and that was why the police barricaded the entrances to the scene.

“The barricade was not to prevent or delay emergency response agencies from performing their duties,” he said.

CSP Haruna Alaba also debunked claims by the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) that their officials were assaulted.

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He said both agencies came to the scene without an ambulance, adding that the church provided 11 ambulances while the Nigerian Red Cross Society and Life Savers provided one each.

He said both agencies came to the scene without an ambulance, adding that the SCOAN provided 11 ambulances while the Nigerian Red Cross Society and Life Savers provided one each.
He said both agencies came to the scene without an ambulance, adding that the SCOAN provided 11 ambulances while the Nigerian Red Cross Society and Life Savers provided one each.

Unlike the Nigeria media among TB Joshua enemies that publish so many lies on the internet, Lawyer Bally Chuene says there is no basis for the allegations that have been circulating saying Joshua was uncooperative He says soon after the collapse, the church contracted certain companies to come and assist with the rescue operations. “The mandate at this point was clear, let’s see how best to save more lives,” says Chuene. The Nigerian emergency operations soon also came on board. Chuene says when the Nigerian authorities arrived, the church fully cooperated with them. Chuene went to Nigeria last week. He was part of a committee that met daily to give information to the consul general and the high commissioner so they can feed back this information back to South Africa.

“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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SCOAN LONDON AUGUST / SEPTEMBER 2013 PRAYER LINE NOW OPEN


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AUGUST / SEPTEMBER PRAYER LINE – APPLICATION NOW OPEN

Aug-Sept-13

Emmanuel! God is with us (Matthew 1:23). Jesus never stops giving us reasons to praise Him! T.B. Joshua has sent the Anointing Water to the UK and it will be ministered by God’s grace at the next Prayer Line service at SCOAN UK. It is not the water that heals, blesses or delivers but God Himself, since the anointing is done in Jesus’ name. Get ready for your testimony to be restored,!

Click here to go to the form in order to apply.

If you wish to visit the SCOAN in Lagos CLICK HERE to apply

Fabricated stories and account of the ‘gang’ TB Joshua Enemies


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TB Joshua Watchers………an outstanding example of hypothesis paralysis, tainted by deceit and obnoxious insinuations. It is very sad to see and read the ‘fabricated’ stories and account of the ‘gang’ propagating the evil attacks on SCOAN as a ministry and the person of Prophet T B Joshua.  Suffice to say that, it is now quite evident that the people behind this ’evil project’ are the disgruntled elements, who for whatever reason they became followers and workers in this ministry for the ‘many’ years had not accomplished their mission, or their own agenda.

Who first enticed or forced them into this ministry anyway?  Because of their selfish and dubiously motivated reasons, and because they could not ‘achieve’ what they desired, consequently decided to be the strong attackers of this ministry.  It is quite sad to witness this, for whatever it is worth, come on…..seems the whole issue is tantamount hatred.

It is quite apparent that the postings and so called ‘comments’ on their ‘venture’ are all concocted, because as they claim they still have ‘loved ones’ in the ministry. These so called former disciples and workers in the vineyard had given and narrated their ‘own side’ of why they left.  Really we don’t get it, what point are they making? As we said earlier, we do not and will never incite anyone to come forward to tell stories about how and why they left SCOAN, the postings and comments we publish are well scrutinised before hand , because we will never be part of words trading and counter accusations, or preside over others to judge and watch them.  All we are doing is to establish and foster good, spirit-filled relationship with Children of God for the salvation of their souls, just like by-line of Emmanuel TV…….Changing Lives, Changing Nations, Changing the World.  As we know as children of Most High….The evidence of Christ is Life Changed. We know indeed that BETTER IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH, THE BEST IS YET TO COME!

TB Joshua’s Enemies Runs Out of Ammunitions


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It has become very clear now that one of the enemies of TB Joshua and his ministry based in Bristol

Has run out of ammunition hence, recycling and reposting old articles which we’ve already responded to. We are also reposting our response to their article here.

Editor’s Note:

In view of the fact that so many people still seem to believe the liberal bias Journalism of BBC and SKY news on SCOAN, We’re making this post to revisit the issue and also as a Tribute to a regular commenter on TB Joshua watch who goes by the alias Ironclad, and works in an investigative/audit field involving white collar crime in the State of New Jersey, we with this post present collated excerpts from his comments throughout TB Joshua watch which are as insightful as they are revealing and are facts too important to be at the bottom of many comments on TB Joshua watch. Apart from exposing the hidden agenda behind the BBC and SKY news report on SCOAN, he also laments how too many cessationists would rather leave God in the fridge of their unbelief, with miracles abounding and the gifts of the Spirit shining in third world countries.

TB Joshua Watch, BBC and SKY report On SCOAN – “The Hidden Agenda”

TB Joshua ArticleThe BBC news report mentions a Jane Iwu (I don’t fail to notice the ‘Jane’ part of Doe) who “knows of a friend.” No name. No dates. There’s also mention of a “second woman from east London who told of a friend.” Notice, an unnamed woman tells of another unnamed woman. Both accounts are hearsay and thus not good admissible evidence. Where’s the third alleged victim? Can we really say with full confidence that these are worthy evidences to justify such a firm conclusion as the heading of the report proclaims? That’s misleading. Guilty until proven innocent is not a good Christian practice; but then again, who said these liberal news agencies are in favor of Christianity to begin with. News reporting should be more responsible than that. Maybe that’s why respectable news agencies like the AP have not picked up on it. We should not let bias blind us away from what is honest and true. If what they say is true, then the perpetrators are liable for manslaughter, at least? This indeed has all the trappings of an indictable offense. Have the police been conducting an investigation? Are there lawsuits pending? I know Great Britain has a very severe judicial system. And the President of Nigeria would not allow one of its citizens, whom he personally knows, to get away with this. It is not good for the nation or his political reputation. I don’t need to travel to a faraway country to realize that in every church and in every movement there will always be those who will stir the waters of controversy because of envy or because something that has been done against them. There will always be opponents. Such reality we also find in the Bible. Christian history is filled with it.

BBC report on SCOAN – based on “An unnamed woman’s testimony to another unnamed woman” – Faceless and nameless allegations offering nothing to track!

Let’s go back to that BBC report again. The report states: AHPN said it believed the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), which has UK headquarters in Southwark, south London, MAY BE one of those involved in such practices.” (Note the capitals) According to the above, they don’t even know if SCOAN is implicated. The mindtry MAY BE involved in the practice. So much for nothing. No wonder none of the leaders have been indicted or investigated by police. Look who the churches in Britain are dealing with in this controversy. A closer look at one of the accusers >>> “Emmanuel admitted he suspects he may have passed HIV onto his boyfriend” {http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16117269}. Talk about not changing your lifestyle and repenting from your sin of homosexuality and yet wanting God to heal you. Since in the Western world AIDS still attacks gays disproportionately, of course it is not a long jump to conclude that some in the gay community will have their radars open and their claws ready for tearing its prey with on this one. After all, ILGA and similar LGBT groups are increasing their efforts to bring down all things religious and if it could, destroy Christianity itself, the vanguard of so-called hostilities against them. Funny that many professed Christians are joining their efforts as the Devil pounces on. We cannot deny the fact that AIDS disproportionately affects gays in western countries. And we cannot pretend that there is not a homosexual agenda out there looking to destroy the church, or at least that sector of Christianity that disagrees with their lifestyle and calls it a sin. Have you been aware of the latest activities of the pro-gay movement in its attempt of dismantling established Christian traditions and values? We have one of the accusers, Emmanuel, in the Sky News report, who’s complaining that he might have given the virus to his boyfriend after, presumably, thinking that he was already healed. What??!! That sounds so preposterous and disingenuous. The gall of this man!! Instead of changing his sinful ways and turning back from the sin of homosexual sex, this malcontent has the audacity to point fingers at God and his servants for not having his miracle as was promised so that he could go ahead and keep on enjoying his sodomizing escapades. This is bad enough in itself, but what worries me more is that here we have a group of co-called Christians joining hands with these unrepentant sinners, even with a liberally slanted media, and following the Serpent’s tail without so much looking at the destructive path the filthy animal is leading it to.

Abuse Allegations against TB Joshua – Where Are The Proofs? – or at least News Reports?

Satan remains the accuser of the brethren, working through his agents to accuse God’s servants.

And about allegations of sex abuse coming from Nigeria, if this is also true, where are the news articles for these also? If a minister is suspected of having committed so serious a crime as sexual abuse, don’t you think the authorities would be on top of this as well as the respective news organizations? respectable news agencies like the Associated Press Especially when SCOAN has as one of its members the President of a nation? News agencies will stop at nothing to cover such juicy sensational stories. But that’s not what we have because it’s just that. Faceless and nameless allegations offering nothing to track. And one more thing about the BBC report. The two anonymous accusers don’t even make a connection with SCOAN. They only say that some pastor or some church had told victims not to take medication. This is the classic guilt by association ploy. I’m not saying the BBC is not credible. What I had problems with was the story of the people making the news. It did not add up and was kind of flaky. To their credit, the BBC journalist did write: “AHPN said it believed the Synagogue Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), which has UK headquarters in Southwark, south London, MAY BE one of those involved in such practices.” A good way of not putting yourself in the hook. Pretty slick! So don’t let my skepticism of people’s shaky stories stop you from posting relevant news articles, After all, you are compelled to save the world from awful Antichrists like TB Joshua. In that spirit, where are the articles pointing to SCOAN’s sexual abuse allegations? I’m sure with potential crimes like these, it would not be hard to find a juicy story or two, especially when you have hundreds, if not thousands of people out there who are being robbed and abused by Joshua’s ministry and are out to get him.

Why So Much Criticisms against TB Joshua’s Ministry?

Man undergoing deliverance as TB Joshua speaks in keeping with God’s power – The current Thorn in the flesh of cessationists

Heresy hunters have been at it for centuries. This is nothing new. Just look at Christian history. Mention Irvington or Kuhlman, for example, and all cessationists and anti-charismatics will come out of the woodwork with nooses and stakes. To cessationists and anti-charismatics, revelatory and other supernatural gifts are just not possible, so if you have them, that automatically qualifies you as a false prophet. Notice how they make much of the 1 John 4:1-3 test, but yet fail to heed its pure wisdom. On this score, TB Joshua passes the test since he acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh and is from God. But that’s not enough to the cessationists. To him, extraordinary displays of supernatural power and revelation makes you an antichrist. Such views operate from an a priori thinking, and it is therefore natural that the charismatically gifted should send them fear because it is a violation of their theological sensibilities.

*Cessationism: In Christian theology, is the view that the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as tongues, prophecy and healing, ceased being practiced early on in Church history.

THE MBA TOUR PARTNERS WITH TB JOSHUA & EMMANUEL TV


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THE MBA TOUR PARTNERS WITH EMMANUEL TV

In line with Prophet T.B. Joshua’s newly launched initiative to assist graduates with employment, a wonderful development has taken place! The MBA Tour, an international event organized to link prospective students with top level business administrative educational institutions around the world, have partnered with Emmanuel TV.

The West African representative of the MBA Tour, Hannah Bertilla Acquah came to The SCOAN to officially announce the unique partnership. She said, “The MBA Tour is here to officially partner with Prophet T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV. Our partnership is based on our mutual commitment to nation building through skills development for the young and corresponds with the man of God’s current project of assisting graduates with employment.

“Our partnership will enable African students who demonstrate outstanding potential, access to fellowships at the world’s top business schools and academic institutions – including: Columbia Business School; Harvard Business School; MIT Sloan School of Management; Yale School of Management; IE University, Spain; Erasmus University, The Netherlands; INSEAD Business School, France.

“Representatives from these renowned institutions will identify the qualifying students and Prophet T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV will assist with financial scholarships.”

You can register and find more information online at www.thembatour.com

 

T.B. Joshua Opens Up – The Depth Of His Success Secret


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Renowned Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua turns 50 on Wednesday June 12th 2013. In his characteristically unconventional style, he has called for the focus of the celebration to be redirected towards care for the less privileged and job creation for unemployed graduates.

Speaking on his popular broadcast platform Emmanuel TV, Joshua called on well-wishers who desired to give in cash or kind towards the golden occasion to channel such resources into charitable endeavours.

“The best way to celebrate this birthday is to be on your knees and thank God for the life of T.B. Joshua. Pray for the Church of God for a strong bond of love…

“Pray for your nation and the whole world and rededicate yourself to the acts of giving. Be a father to the fatherless and a benefactor to the needy. Raise the standard of living through the little you are going to invest,” Joshua exhorted congregants. “Those things you have for T.B. Joshua, even what you will spend on a greeting card, put it together and spend it on this commission.”The noted philanthropist challenged viewers to examine the listed names on their phones, asking how many people were friends with the under-privileged or bedridden. “You must have many orphans and those on the sick bed as friends. Give them a call. Be a prayer partner with them and let them know there is hope. Become part of their family,” he passionately counselled.

He stated his priority project was facilitating the creation of jobs for frustrated graduates, calling on all in a position to support job-seekers to come forward. “We must get jobs for people who are jobless. This is the number one project for my 50th birthday. I am going to pursue it. Graduates are everywhere without a job. This birthday, it will be an assignment for me.”

He bemoaned the state of youth worldwide, stating a bleak future lay ahead if urgent action was not taken by those in a position to help. “If you listen to the graduates of today, you will be afraid of the future. If something is not done quickly, you will not be able to sleep and close your eyes in the future. Tomorrow will be very tough; we have to come together and do something now.”

Last week, the project began in earnest with Joshua facilitating the employment of 24 graduates in jobs, 22 of whom were not members of The SCOAN. He called on churches worldwide to join in the call for job creation with no strings attached. “If every church and organization embarks on telling people in the position to get graduates jobs instead of campaigning for money and prosperity, it will change the situation,” he stated.

He further added that these actions should not be determined by time or season. “When you start, don’t stop – let it be part of you forever. Your rewards in life are determined by how many people you have helped and the problems you have solved. This is the way the Lord wants us to celebrate this birthday at 50.”

On a personal note, Joshua said the occasion was a sober moment for appreciation of God’s goodness in his life and added determination for greater service to Him and humanity. “To whom much is given, much is expected. The Lord has given me so much in all areas of my life which I cannot reciprocate. What an undeserved blessing! At 50, I should be more grateful to God and show more commitment to His service,” the Nigerian pastor stated. Stressing that the source of his success lay in the closeness of his relationship with God, Joshua revealed, “If I could give you one clue to my success, I would say I took care of the depth of my relationship with God and He took care of the breadth of my success. Jesus will do the same for you!”

Born on June 12th 1963 in Ondo State, Nigeria, T.B. Joshua’s rise from a poverty-stricken home to an internationally renowned minister of God is nothing short of remarkable. With his birth shrouded in mystery, legend has it that Joshua was in his mother’s womb for 15 months. It is also claimed he narrowly avoided death seven days after his birth after a quarry explosion near his house sent rocks through its roof, missing him by inches.

From dropping out of secondary school in his first year to working in a poultry farm carrying chicken waste; from teaching little children while attending evening classes to washing people’s legs on the muddy streets of Lagos; from a forty day fast to receiving a divine call and starting a ministry with a mere eight members – the life of T.B. Joshua is indeed a journey of amazing grace. Today, countless thousands journey weekly to his abode in the heart of Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos to seek spiritual solace with millions more tuning in to watch what is reputed to be Africa’s most popular station, Emmanuel TV.

By Ihechukwu Njoku