WARFARE IS NECESSARY FOR VICTORY – T.B. JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

The best man in the world holds his integrity (position, honour) no longer than God upholds him in it. The best man in the world can only maintain his position and honour as long as God keeps him in it for by His grace, we are what we are. The best man in the world can only maintain his position and honour by His grace. If we were to be left to ourselves, we would fall and our enemies would triumph over us. I mean, if God withdraws His support from us, we would fall and our enemies would laugh at us. In the midst of trials and evil wishes of the enemy, King David prayed to God not to allow his enemy to triumph over him (Psalm 41:11).

God knows that we are naturally weak and fearful when we are faced with danger/ trials/ persecution or an adversary who seems stronger than we are. We, on our part, should learn to trust in God’s help so that those whose primary interest is to make us feel ashamed, will themselves be ashamed. Such was the case of King David as he wrote Psalm 40.

At certain periods in life, we find ourselves being unduly hated and persecuted because of the grace of God in our lives, especially when they cannot figure out the root/ foundation of our integrity. They begin to ask questions and query the legitimacy/ genuineness of our spiritual experience. Anything in our lives that tends to defy the logic of people’s imagination is therefore to be highly resisted and fought to a standstill. I mean, new things always suffer uncommon persecution. When they fail in achieving their aims, they call you names in order to down-grade your integrity and honour in the eyes of people. Jesus never begged anyone to believe in Him. He knew that integrity cannot be proven; it must be discerned.

Integrity is not something we can prove by outward beauty and prestige alone. God does not judge as people do. Man looks at the outward appearance but God looks at the heart (1 Samuel 16:7). Our enemies/ people may try to strip us of outward prestige and beauty but the wisdom and grace of God cannot be taken from us. They may call you names in order to paint you black in the eyes of people but the wisdom and the grace of God cannot be taken from you because it is not given by man. They were able to take Joseph’s coat of many colours which was given to him by his father; they were able to separate him from the warm arms of his parents but were unable to separate him from the presence of God.

When you find yourself in such situations as a child of God, do not lose heart. God sometimes allows His children to experience persecution in order to toughen (strengthen) them for the greater heights ahead and the challenges that follow.

David thanked God for not allowing his enemies to triumph over him. Remember, you cannot be said to be triumphant/ victorious without fighting and winning a war. Triumph or victory is a product of warfare. In other words, he who desires triumph/ victory must be ready to embrace war.

So when you are persecuted by your enemies for what you believe in/ when you are facing trials for Christ’s sake, count it all joy that your chance (opportunity) for victory is at hand. The Bible strongly advises all true Christians to cultivate (develop) the habit of finding reasons to rejoice in the Lord, especially in the face of adversity (Isaiah 41:16).

In my own case, persecution has always been a tonic to my anointing. The more the persecution we receive, the greater the opportunity we have to move closer to God for strength and renewal, knowing that if gold must be gold, it must pass through fire. If a clay pot is to be strong, it must go through intense heat. As gold is tested by fire, so also human character is tested in the furnace of humiliation.

Glory be to God, the more we are persecuted, the more we attract God’s attention and commitment. The extent of His care and the strength of His might in our lives weaken and frustrate our adversaries. When God gives you strength, He also sees you through any obstacle.

Whenever I am persecuted, I am quick to remember the story of Jephthah. He was an example of the rise of a man to prominence from rejection (Judges 11). He was persecuted and denied the right to belong. God often humbles those whom He designs to exalt and makes them the stone the builders reject which finally becomes the head of the cornerstone. Joseph, Moses and David – the three most prominent shepherds of Israel, were all rejected and persecuted by men before they were called of God to great offices. This is how God prepares His servants for the service He designs them for and makes their trouble work for their advancement.

If Jephthah had not been so persecuted and rejected by his unkind brothers, he would not have had such opportunity to develop and improve his military experience that finally saw him to the throne. The Bible says, having been rejected by men, Jephthah drew from God’s resources all that he needed to stand future challenges. The Spirit of the Lord came upon him and advanced his natural faculties and filled him with power from on high. Thus God confirmed him in his office in the presence of his enemies. God gave him an excellent spirit and bravery to face the challenge and his triumph, his victory was clear. Nothing was too dear for him to acknowledge God for not allowing his enemy to triumph over him.

People of God, nothing is too dear to acknowledge God for not allowing our enemies to triumph over us. We are not in any way suggesting that we have arrived. Far be it. This is our humble way of thanking God for not allowing our enemies to triumph over us. “Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceedingly glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so they persecuted they the prophets which were before you” (Matthew 5:10-11).

May God bless His holy Word, in Jesus’ name.

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THE SECRET OF MY ‘MONEY’!!! – TB JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“One of the big secrets of my life I want to share with you – all these crusades you see me doing around the world such as in Singapore, Indonesia, Mexico, Peru etc. – I pay most of the money. We don’t control the Holy Spirit! When I am there, I want to be free. I want to sleep at the time the Spirit wants me to sleep. I want to pray for who the Holy Spirit wants me to pray for. Don’t pay and then start bringing your brother, sister or cousin for prayer. If you pay for the stadium for me, you will collect money from big businessmen that are sick – they will be the ones you arrange in front, telling me, “Pray for this one, Man of God – he is the one who paid seventy percent of the money”. God cannot support such an arrangement. You are telling me to come out at 8am when the Spirit of God said I can come out at 10am. So, I pay for the stadium. My accommodation – I don’t let them know where I am going to lodge. After the crusade, you can know where I am living but before the crusade, I will not allow you.

“I want to be at peace with myself. I will enter your country with money and I will go out of the country and not take your money out – it is a rule and regulation because the grace is not for sale. I will make sure I cut my coat according to my size. If I know I am short of money, I will leave. The offering during the crusade – I said I don’t want to do anything with it. The organisers will talk about the offering.

“My joy is to see people healed; my joy is to see people delivered; my joy is to see people blessed. That is my money. Each person that is delivered is more than $20,000 to me! That is the money God gives me – the joy to sleep in peace. You need to know what it means if God uses you to heal and deliver people. If you know what it means, you will want to heal/ deliver people all the time. If you know what it means – the joy in God using you to deliver people – you will never ask the people you deliver to bring money. Even if they want to give you, you will beg them not to destroy your life.

“If you know what it means for God to use you to set someone free from their problems – it’s more than a trillion dollars. If you know what it is to set people free – don’t wait for the person to say, ‘Thank you’. God has given me something more than thank you. There is nothing more than being given the grace to set people free. People that are in pain – God gives you the grace to remove that pain. Which millionaire? If God uses you to remove the pain of one, you are more than a millionaire. You believe your reward is money – no! If money is your gain, you are robbing yourself. That money is insufficient – it cannot give you peace. Money cannot buy you peace. If money could give you peace, many of you would not be here today. That is why you just see me at Ikotun-Egbe. From Ikotun-Egbe – look at the glory of God!”

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DON’T DESTROY RELATIONSHIPS BEYOND REPAIR – T.B. JOSHUA

tb joshua“At least 50% of us here are a good example of what I am talking about. Some years ago, your impression about T.B. Joshua was so bad. Many of you were asked to pray against me in different meetings. But I refused to pray against you – because I knew you were coming here one day. While you were asking God to loose and bind me, I kept quiet because I knew you were coming. You are welcome! Let’s assume while you were binding and loosing me, I stood here to bind and loose you. If you cannot bind me, I would have bound you. If you cannot loose me, I would have loosed you. You took a stone and threw it at me. Instead of me take it and throw it back, I kept the stone – because I knew you were coming back here.

“Today, we destroy relationships beyond repair. But when you know that the person who is bad now can be the best tomorrow, you will take precaution. Someone who is satan to you today can be your savior tomorrow. That is life. Somebody who is after your life today – who wants to kill you – you will be very surprised that tomorrow, he may become your saviour. I don’t destroy relationships beyond repair. If I have you as a friend, no matter what you have done to me, I will make sure I will not destroy relationship beyond repair – because I know tomorrow, you may be my saviour.

“Today, you destroy relationships beyond repair because of challenges and conflict. You have been destroying your relationships with people beyond repair because of conflict, trouble and challenges. You can fight but be conscious that the person you are fighting may be your saviour tomorrow. Don’t destroy that relationship beyond repair.

“That is the life I live. When I know the argument is too hot, I am quiet – because I don’t want to destroy a relationship beyond repair. People say, ‘That man will not talk.’ That is my slogan. The reason is that I don’t want to destroy a relationship beyond repair because the man I am fighting may be my saviour tomorrow. It is better I choose the side of silence. If I remain silent, you don’t know what is in my mind. The man that is fighting me may be my savior tomorrow – tomorrow is a mystery.” – Sunday 30th April 2017

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I REFUSE TO QUIT BECAUSE OF CHALLENGES – TB JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“Ask God to give you strength so that you will not give up. When you are in the midst of a battle, you are building yourself. It’s good. Where you are not celebrated, where you are being persecuted, where they are after you – it is the best place for you to live. All of this will build you. Gold cannot be gold unless it passes through a furnace. Human character too needs to pass through the furnace. That is why I decided to stay where I am not celebrated here in Nigeria. I stayed here to build the grace of God. When the grace of God is in the midst of challenges, it gets stronger.

“The same thing with your marriage – if your marriage is having challenges, don’t give up. Ask God. Don’t let challenges cause you to quit; let God. In your business, marriage and relationships – challenges should not cause you to quit. If you allow challenges to make you quit, you are running from strength and more grace. Don’t let challenges quit you but God. God should say you should leave, not challenges. Challenges are a grace to strengthen and equip you more.

“When you are in the midst of challenges, ask God whether you should quit or not. No matter what they say about your wife or husband, don’t let it cause you to quit your marriage. If they say your business partner is dishonest or a duper, don’t let that quit your business. But today, you quit your business, relationships and everything you do because of challenges. You quit your village because of witches and wizards. You divorce because of challenges. Everywhere are challenges. You should see challenges as a blessing in this regard, not an enemy. See challenges as a blessing, not an enemy. See me. I refuse to quit because of challenges; my challenges turn to blessings!

“Viewers all over the world, take this. Don’t quit your marriage because of challenges. Whatever they say about your wife or husband – don’t quit your marriage. Ask God. In every situation, God has something to say. If you ask God, He will tell you what to do. Sometimes, these challenges are blessings to strengthen marriage and relationships. If you see a great marriage today, ask them and they will tell you how many times great challenges came. They refuse to quit. Today, they are role-models. Ask them what they have gone through and they will tell you a story that you could not bear, a story that divorced your marriage or separated you from your relationship – yet they stood together.” – Sunday 30th April 2017

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Prophet T.B. Joshua: Nigeria’s ambassador plenipotentiary

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

It was Jesus Christ himself who said that a prophet is not without honour except in his own country and among his own people. In this context, JOHN SILAS and ANTHONY NWACHUKWU take a perspective look at some of the issues that had made Prophet TB Joshua an iroko among several distinguished personali­ties. They opine that although TB Joshua is seen and treated like every other ordinary Nigerian, he is highly revered and literally worshipped abroad.

Indices such as intellectu­al, financial or spiritual attainments, etc, have of­ten separated some men from their contemporaries. But, beyond these lies the level of humility exhibited by a few of the highly gifted. And Prophet Temitope Ba­logun Joshua (simply short­ened to TB Joshua) is highly benevolently so endowed.

Expectedly, people often count God’s blessings based on exotic and expensive au­tomobiles, private jets, pala­tial and luxurious mansions, including assorted ensem­bles available to an individu­al. TB Joshua has more than enough of all these but that is beside the point.

Of course, most people who found themselves in this privileged category see them­selves “super-human beings” and scrupulously flaunt their wealth even in irritat­ing manner. This is where Prophet TB Joshua make an exemplary difference. He is stupendously wealthy, yet ex­tremely humble. He is gifted, yet chose to remain ordinary. He prefers to clad himself in humanitarian essence, pur­suing his ministry with such godly favour. TB Joshua is so loud in charity that even at 53, he seamlessly epitomises deep humanitarian acts with his ministry of the Word, ecclesiastically portrayed in unparalleled healing prow­ess.

The Ondo State-born televangelist cum philan­thropist, founder and Gen­eral Pastor of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) has continued to soar in popularity well beyond Nigeria, Africa, up to Europe, Asia, America and the Oceania. He uses his Lagos-based Emmanuel TV (presently Africa’s larg­est Christian television net­work) to spread the Word and extend God’s bounteous mercies to humanity through healing.

Complementing this me­dium is his ubiquitous on­line presence, which has stretched to more than 2.5 million Facebook fans and over 500,000 YouTube sub­scribers, making him You­Tube’s “most popular pastor,” with over 300 million view­ers.

Behind this soaring per­sonality, apart from his pri­mary mission of evangelis­ing Christ Jesus, the Saviour and Redeemer, through his preaching and miracles, is the charity work spreading rapidly across the world.

It is of particular interest and The AUTHORITY con­firms that wherever there is large-scale humanitarian need, and where misery and suffering exist, TB Joshua is always there to lend a help­ing hand. According to the revered man of God, the mission was handed down to him in a vision in which he received God’s anointing and covenant to start the minis­try, which took off with only eight members.

That vision could equally be linked with the unusu­alness of his birth, said to have been prophesied 100 years before his delivery. It was also said that instead of 9 months, TB Joshua spent 15 months in the womb, and also escaped death by the whiskers when a quarry ex­plosion sent rock sharpnel to their residence just seven days after his birth and the family miraculously escaped death.

Somehow, humanity is not completely oblivious of the good works of this distin­guished Nigerian, having been bestowed with the national honour of the “Officer of the Order of the Federal Repub­lic (OFR)” in 2008. He also received commendation let­ter from the United Nations; an “Award of Excellence” by Israel’s Rescue and Recovery Voluntary Service, ZAKA. TB Joshua is also a recipient of the Arewa Youth Forum Ambas­sador of Peace award.

There was also the symbol­ic “Key to the City” of Lima, Peru, handed over to him on September 24, 2016, by the Mayor of La Victoria, Cuba Bautista, “In Acknowledge­ment of Your Outstanding Works”. The honour was be­stowed on him after he con­ducted a crusade at the Es­tadio Monumental Stadium in Peru, said to have been at­tended by over 500,000 per­sons.

In addition to these ac­colades, the President of the Generals, Admirals and Of­ficers of the Peruvian Armed Forces, Gen. Juan Gonzales Sandoval, presented him with the “Medal of Honour”, the country’s highest military distinction honour. Sandoval stated the award is “a very special decoration to the most highly distinguished people, which our national police and nation bestow”.

It is noteworthy to state that at one of his crusades in Columbia, he donated $100,000 and assorted ma­terials to the Columbian Na­tional Metropolitan Police Force in aid of the widowed, orphaned or wounded and the downtrodden particu­larly in Cali.

Not done yet, he also do­nated to the homeless in Col­orado, United Stated, as well as to people in social isola­tion in Southampton, United Kingdom, Russia (winter relief for the homeless in frigid weather), and cascad­ed South Koreans, Singapor­eans and similar people in Indonesia, Australia. These were beside the donations, clinic and relief materials he sent to Haiti after the dev­astating earthquake in the Latin American country, as well as donations sent to Si­erra Leone during the Ebola outbreak. TB Joshua equally extended humanitarian ges­tures to Mexico (community support in Chiapas), Paki­stan (schools in Lahore), and Indonesia ($10,000 donation to charity home), among others.

In the West African Sub-region, he is not lacking at all. In nearby Ghana, he donated $140,000 worth of vehicles to the Ghana Police Service, consisting of three brand new police escort vans and 20 brand new police mo­torcycles with helmets in aid of security operations.

And in Nigeria, Ikotun, once an unknown slum, has long become a tourist haven, beginning with the imposing church building and adjoin­ing construction site, includ­ing the guest houses.

Though the church is said to be a cornucopia of every­thing, there is no gainsaying that the neighbourhood have immensely benefited spiritu­ally, socially, economically and academically from the generosity of the founder. A recent visitor would mar­vel at the transformation of the once slum area through rehabilitated roads, remod­elled buildings (residential and commercial, a good number of which have been transformed into hotels, fast food outlets and sun­dry business outfits), among other facilities that now cater for the needs of visitors and worshippers, both local and foreign.

The founder’s philanthro­py is legendry and epito­mises an extensive ring of worldwide humanitarian activities which Forbes es­timated at over $20 mil­lion, spent in cash and kind, handed out to orphans, or­phanages, widows, physi­cally-challenged, destitute, elderly, homeless, private and public institutions, scholarships, rehabilitation works and community de­velopment programmes, not exclusing different kinds of empowerment programmes at home and abroad.

It is noteworthy that SCOAN, with an estimated two million tourists yearly, has pushed many Nigeria’s purpose-built luxury tour­ism centres behind and has become West Africa’s most visited destination. This is corroborated by the Nigeria Immigration Service (NIS), which revealed that about six of every 10 foreigners to Nigeria are SCOAN bound.

Such notable visitors in­cluded Nigeria’s former Pres­ident Goodluck Jonathan, Ghana’s former President, late John Evans Atta Mills, and Zambia’s late President, Frederick Chiluba. There were also Tanzania’s Presi­dent, John Magufuli, Mala­wi’s former President, Joyce Banda, Zimbabwean Prime Minister, Morgan Tsvanga­rai, and South Africa’s Win­nie Mandela.

As with his philanthropy, the attraction included his reported divine healings, which pulls hundreds of aid-seekers each week to his prayer lines. It is also apt to mention that My People FC, which Joshua established in 2009, produced two Golden Eaglets key footballers that featured in the 2009 FIFA U-17 World Cup: Sani Em­manuel, and Ogenyi Onazi.

Although there is no ba­sis for comparison, but it is instructive to state that TB Joshua towers in fame and philanthropy above his peers and contemporaries. Since Nigeria desperately needs foreign exchange to bail the economy out of reces­sion; this Prophet could be a ready ally for quick fixes and extensive national rev­enue mobilisation through religious tourism. Can’t we embrace this golden oppor­tunity?

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I’m leaving Nigeria,’ says Prophet T.B. Joshua

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In a bombshell announcement that shocked congregants and viewers of Emmanuel TV alike, Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua declared his intentions to leave Nigeria and relocate his ministry to the nation of Israel.

Speaking to a rapt multi-national audience at his church service on Sunday 30th April 2017, Joshua disclosed that he had just returned from the ‘Holy Land’ after holding meetings with three prominent Israeli mayors of Jerusalem, Tiberias and the Jordan Valley.

According to the cleric, they offered both land and facilities in an area around the biblical site of the Sea of Galilee for the Nigerian Pastor to organise meetings for international pilgrims.

“This is where my Father in Heaven came from – it’s non-negotiable,” Joshua explained, adding it was not a decision he undertook lightly.

“It’s the best place for you to meet Prophet T.B. Joshua. After your healing, blessing and deliverance, you can move around all the spiritual monuments which will establish your faith,” he further clarified.

Joshua said his decision to leave was not connected to the “persecution” he endured during his ministry.

However, he hoped the move would help people to “appreciate” what his ministry had been contributing to both the local economy and Nigeria’s international image.

“This is the most persecuted ministry in the world. Who are the people persecuting the ministry? My people, Africa,” Joshua bluntly stated, adding that this ‘treatment’ had led him into a life of virtual isolation.

“That is why I choose to live a lonely life. If you want to see me, come to this church. I don’t go out. It has not been easy – because I don’t know who is a friend or who is an enemy. If you learn T.B. Joshua is not around, I am in a revival. I live in the church here. I don’t have a house outside.”

“Anytime you pray, remember Africa in prayer,” the cleric solemnly continued to an audience which included over 3,000 foreign nationals who flew into Nigeria to attend the church service.

“Many heroes and great people have been chased out of Africa. There are many geniuses in the Western world who are originally from Africa.”

The cleric pointed to the example of heavyweight boxing champion Anthony Joshua who was allegedly turned down by Nigerian sporting authorities when he wanted to represent the country.

“What happened to me from the beginning of my ministry is enough to chase me out of this country – but I am still in your midst. Upon the persecution and hatred – I decided to follow the path of love. You show hatred; I show love. When I go for a revival, you will see the stadium full but I am not carried away by that. I leave where I’m celebrated to live where I’m persecuted.”

The cleric then advised congregants: “Where you are not celebrated is the best place to stay, to get strength. When you are in the midst of a battle, you are building yourself. That is why I decided to stay where I am not celebrated here in Nigeria. When the grace of God is amid challenges, it gets stronger.”

According to the cleric, the invitation to Israel came due to the growing popularity of Joshua’s television channel Emmanuel TV, which is especially known on YouTube.

“Your life can preach a better sermon than your mouth,” he exhorted the congregation, stating that the Israeli officials had observed his ministry from afar before inviting him.

No timeframe for the move was specified in the service and it was not clear whether activities in The SCOAN’s Ikotun-Egbe base would cease entirely.

Joshua concluded by counselling people: “Don’t destroy your relationships beyond repair because the person who fights you today can be your saviour tomorrow.”

The shock announcement will come as a blow to Nigeria’s religious tourism industry.

Statistics from the Nigerian Immigration Services revealed that six out of every ten travelers to Nigeria go to The SCOAN, with countless local businesses and hotels in the area relying on the church activities for their sustenance.

Ihechukwu Njoku – freelance Nigerian journalist

What Nigeria’ll lose if TB Joshua yields to Israeli calls to relocate to Galilee in Israel

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

There are fears that Nigerians and Nigerian government may be in for serious shocks should the founder and Senior Pastor of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T B Joshua finally heeds to growing calls and pressure from the State of Israel to move and relocate the entire church to any portion of land he may like around the respected sites around the Sea of Galilee or Nazareth.

The church is currently located at number 1, Segun-Irefin Street, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria.

The man of God paid a visit to the State of Israel and toured several monument sites last week and came back within the week.

Breaking the news of his invitation to relocate yesterday during Sunday Service live broadcast from Ikotu, Lagos, Nigeria, he said “I have been officially invited by the three Majors of strategic religious sites in Israel including Nazareth, Jordan valley and Jerusalem to come and take lands, build and operate SCOAN considering the true work of God he has been doing in Nigeria”.

Business Hilights investigations on what Nigeria stands to lose as a nations showed among other things that international visits to SCOAN alone remains the single largest pull factor and attraction force of foreigners visiting Nigeria for tourism either religious or otherwise in the last 10 years.

Though efforts to get real international visitors traffic at the church failed at press time, checks at both Abuja and Lagos Airports showed that majority of mass traffic by foreigners are for the church.

A source very close to the church told Business Hilights on phone that SCOAN welcomes a weekly tourists traffic of not less than 200 international visitors.

Going by this statistics, it means that the federal government alone earns first of all, five per cent Passenger Service Charge infused into the way back ticket of each and every one of them through the Nigerian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA). This tax is statutorily collected by the airlines and remitted to government through the NCAA.

Whereas this collection runs into billions of naira on a quarterly basis, it is also on record since the beginning of insurgency in the North East, the federal government introduced what can be called Air security tax used to deepen security systems at the airports which is $20 per air passenger. This tax too, is embedded in the air fare, collected by airlines and remitted to the federal government.

Statistics also show that over $1 billion dollars are now in the dedicated account for the tax and further investigations show that visitors’ to SCOAN make over 78 per cent of the air travelers visiting Nigeria weekly.

Tb Joshua healing Peru Dora FranciscaWhat the Lagos State government had been gaining, a visit to Ikotu, the current location of the church showed massive rise in hotels developments by private investors within the radius of the church.

Whereas the hoteliers rake in foreign direct cash from the visitors who lodged in their hotel rooms, the state government deepens its tax basket by several taxes paid by the hotels.

At the community level, several supermarkets and eateries within the axis also enjoy their own chunk of the gains of the church location in Nigeria.

Besides, the Local Government also has a way of raising income from the presence of the church in the axis.

On other business opportunities’, there has been a rise in number of jobless youths who are now engaged in Airport taxi, Airport shuttle services and even Okada riders stationed at Cele and Airport Road Junctions making their daily bread by moving international visitors to and fro the Church.

Finance analysts who have put together all the economic multiplier effects of the Church’s location in Nigeria say the gains are unimaginable; stressing that any attempt to move out of Ikotu or Nigeria in particular will lead to the closure of several businesses and possibly turn Ikotu a mini ghost town after all.

Giving more insights to his challenges and unfolding developments during yesterday’s Sunday Service monitored by Business Hilights team of editors in Lagos through the live telecast, Prophet Joshua said in parts; “Image I relocate the Ministry to another country what will happen to Nigerian investments in hotels around Ikotu and environs, Taxi drivers who move visitors to and fro the Airport”.

But these are the things our people don’t take to consideration and they want TJ Joshua’s head at all costs.

“If you are a man of the people, you have their affairs in your heart. You will be able to know how your people are doing, how would they succeed, eat and all that and I consider all these.

“So when I was there four days ago, they took me to a hall, (Please can you play that again, show them the hall); They took me to the hall, and they said, Prophet TB Joshua, if you are ready, we are ready to assign this place for your mission.

“So, Ehm, I looked at myself, I said haa!, Nigeria.

Thousands of hotels, hoteliers, where would they go? What will happen if I relocate?

Unemployment, taxi drivers, out of eight to 10 people coming to you as a taxi driver, eight of them from Synagogue.

“And, I know that Israel is where my father in haven came from. This is not negotiable. I said not negotiable.

If it were to be any other country, I will negotiate, but Israel is the land of my father in heaven.

TB Joshua 4“I was taken to four strategic places to make my choice on location of the Church in Israel. They include Sea of Galilee; a land direct to the Sea of Galilee. They said if I don’t want that hall and want to build mine, this is land behind the Sea of Galilee.

“The three majors came together. These are the key places religious tourists go in Israel-: Nazareth, Capernaum and others are under them.

The three majors are in charge of the key religious tourist sites.

You hear what they are saying? They want me to come over.

“That showed that they have watched Emmanuel TV so much. Why, because what is happening is exactly what they hear about our father in Heaven.

Imagine somebody on the wheelchair at the pool of Bethsaida got healed; the record will be back if I relocate.

I can see the reason why they would encourage the Ministry of TB Joshua to come and stay in Israel.

I take it back again, where would all these big hotels here in Ikotu and environs go? Where would they go and the best place to meet TB Joshua will be Nazareth, Galilee. Israel is the best place to meet me.

“After your healing, you now move round to see all religious tourist places, spiritual monuments, to establish your faith, it’s the best place.

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It’s the best place to meet Prophet TB Joshua. After your healing or your blessing and deliverance, you now move round all the spiritual monuments, to establish your faith that is the best place.

“But human side of me; is complaining. What human side of me is complaining? All these big, big, big hotels they build around me with trillion dollars, taxi driver, Customs, people coming from all over the world to promote our country Nigeria”.

Any time they come, as they are going back, whoever meets them and say anything bad about Nigeria, they will tell them, no! The country is not as bad as you say because I have been there to see Prophet TB Joshua.

“Because some people believe this country is bad, but when you go back you start to tell them, no no no, it’s good. I have been there. What a wonderful promotion.

Changing people’s impression of the nation.

“Now, if somebody like me will leave Nigeria and live in Israel, what impression will the world have on Nigeria? Many will ask if the man could leave the country, what is happening.

But God is still saying something. May be God want Nigerians to appreciate me and my God.

Yes, may be God is trying to prove something. They do not know what you stand for and what you are doing.

“Ok, let’s go to Israel for two or three month’s revival and see how Nigerians will appreciate what has been happening here at Ikotu, Lagos, Nigeria and Africa in general.

“May be let’s just invite the whole world to meet me for some days at Nazareth and let’s see how things will look like here in Nigeria…I think God want to prove something.

“I want to thank God. Let me give you an advice. If your people are saying good about you, abroad they cannot believe you. They will not respect you. Its better they abuse you and spoil your name. They know that those they spoil their names are those the world respect.

“I grow to know this because of what is happening to me. Because I was shocked in Israel. They did not allow me to explain myself.

“They told me that we know what you are doing. Don’t try to explain yourself. We have been watching you for the past three years. I was shocked…

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