Our testimony is that the Spirit of the Lord is present mightily on prophet TB Joshua the Bishop of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos Nigeria. This is why he has a robust ministry according to what prophet Isaiah had prophesied concerning the Lord Jesus, (see Isaiah 11:2-3).”And the spirit of the LORD shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the LORD: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears:”
Jesus confirmed this in Luke (4:18-19), where He said, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, To preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”
These Spirits of the Lord are namely, the Spirit of the Lord, the Spirit of wisdom, of understanding, of counsel, of might, of knowledge and of fear of the LORD; and these spirits are before the throne of God. Any Bible student interested in the ministry of SCOAN, led by prophet TB JOSHUA, will always notice the following functions as departments, namely (1) prophecy, (2)service or ministry in the form of helping, (3) teaching, ( 4) encouragement and family reconciliation, (5) generosity in giving (6) guidance, leadership and discipleship and (7) love and compassion.
Each Christian must recognize the necessity for this abiding Spirit of the Lord in our daily living and be delighted in the fear of the Lord. This spirit of the LORD is the Lord Jesus Christ Himself and where He is, there is liberty. When this Spirit comes upon a servant of God that individual servant may prophesy and be turned into another man. when Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David, in the midst of his brethren, the Spirit of the LORD came upon David from that day forward. Hence Prophet TB Joshua, a man full of the spirit of the Lord, is a great encouragement to the ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria