Ebola Cure: T.B. Joshua Sends Anointing Water to Sierra Leone

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Having been advised by Nigerian authorities not to invite sufferers of the Ebola virus disease to his famous healing sessions, controversial Nigerian preacher and healer prophet T B Joshua apparently cannot watch idly by when he feels there’s something he can do to help the afflicted as this report by Ihechukwu Njoku a Nigerian freelance journalist indicates…

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua announced in his service today that 4,000 bottles of his ‘Anointing Water’ had reached Sierra Leone and were received by ‘government officials’, to spiritually fortify the country in their fight against the deadly disease, Ebola.

According to the outspoken pastor, a private jet was chartered to the tune of $50,000 to convey the spiritual items to the Ebola-stricken nation yesterday. An additional $50,000was also given in humanitarian aid to the victims of the disease, courtesy of Joshua and his ‘Emmanuel TV Partners’.

Before ministering to foreign visitors at his ‘prayer line’ service, Joshua then gave a stern warning to Nigeria about the way the Ebola crisis was being handled.

“Ebola is not Nigeria’s challenge,”he began.“Our challenge is insecurity. It is a strange ailment. That someone from another country for an ECOWAS meeting and died of Ebola does not mean Nigeria is not safe,”he stated, adding that fear-mongering in the media was only making matters worse.

“To the extent we talk bad about Nigeria, to that same extent our name is destroyed,”the cleric defiantly continued, bemoaning the name Nigeria was being given in the international community because of the news projected.

“This is a country under repair because of what Boko Haram has done to the nation. Don’t damage it more. This nation is safe. If there is any challenge, we have what it takes to surmount it,”he stated, calling on Nigerians to learn from the way Ghana protected the name of their nation. He added that two deaths recorded in the most populated African country from Ebola did not merit a state of emergency as announced by President Good luck Jonathan.“All of this is propaganda,”Joshua angrily stated.

“When a little thing happens, you exaggerate it because you are looking for funds. How much can the international community give to us that can redeem the name Nigeria we are soiling? A beggar always remains a beggar. Africa, stop begging – you have what it takes to solve your problems.”

Joshua further decried the news that some African nations had closed their borders to the countries affected by the Ebola outbreak, stating that it negated the premise of African unity.

“What is the meaning of African unity? The wound of an African is the wound of all Africans. The wound of one is the wound of all. A nation that stands to solve the problem of other nations will become successful,”he added.

“We should rise up and see the wound of others as our wound. Stand up to the occasion and help instead of closing your borders against your African brothers.”

Joshua concluded that giving citizens proper education about the disease was important but the spread of the disease should not be maliciously exaggerated.

“That does not mean you should use it to destroy the name of Nigeria as if it is here. It’s not! Protection and prevention – that should be our assignment in Nigeria,”he said.

The fear of Ebola did not seem to deter foreigners flocking to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) as nearly 2,000visitors arrived in Nigeria this week alone to worship at the international church. According to Joshua, the ‘Anointing Water’, has been anointed by God to bring healing and deliverance to people. His website boasts a large amount of testimonials from people who have ministered the water and received healing from a vast array of ailments

By Ihechukwu Njoku a freelance journalist
The African Eye

Prophet T. B. Joshua and the Makings of a National Icon

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Diaspora By Ekerete Udoh

While spending time in Akwa Ibom during the holiday period, I became addicted to Emmanuel TV- the broadcast arm of the Prophet T.B. Joshua led Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN.) Not only were the testimonies and the miracles the Man of God had performed mind-boggling and a testament to the manner God can meet peoples’ needs at their most critical moments, but the sheer size of men of power and influence who flock daily to that church in search of a spiritual loadstar that will direct their lives as they navigate the sometimes treacherous path to self- discovery and fulfillment was to say the least, impressive, and that, forms the thrust of this column today.

There is no doubt that the man-Prophet T. B. Joshua has been severely misunderstood by a large swath of the Nigerian population- no thanks to certain spurious and baseless stories that the prophet’s enemies had manufactured and thrown into the public space. But going by what the Man of God has done, I think Nigerians should begin to see and examine the prophet for what in my opinion he truly represents: a national asset, whose awesome spiritual gifts should be appropriated for national development and the edification of our spiritual platforms.

There are few men of God in the entire African Continent who command the sort of power and influence that the T. B. Joshua wields. A man whom the mighty and the powerful kow-tow to and seek spiritual direction, but who, nonetheless remains so simple and so unaffected by the power he wields, is truly a phenomenon you don’t expect to see in our part of the world.

All over the world, there are certain religious people who are seen as national treasures- a sort of custodians of the national moral foundation- a voice so beloved and so revered that when they speak, the nation listens. In the United States, the Reverend Billy Graham comes to mind. Since President Eisenhower, Billy Graham has been the unofficial spiritual counselor to presidents and to the larger American society. He has received in audience at his Virginia church, countless number of leaders, kings and queens and other men and women of influence.

Prophet T. B. Joshua, whose ministry is centered on prophetic pronouncements, has welcomed presidents, prime ministers, and top people both in business and in pop culture from across the globe. That these men and women of influence, would leave their respective nations, and undertake a private visit to see a private citizen, speaks volume about the sheer trust and faith these leaders have in Prophet T. B. Joshua and his ministry.

During the holiday, the President of Botswana-Mrs. Joy Banda and her husband and some key officials worshipped the SCOAN. A representative of the South Sudanese president- a country currently embroiled in tribal skirmishes was also in attendance, a follow –up to an earlier visit by the country’s Frist Lady. Prophet Joshua had last year correctly predicted the crises the country is currently facing.

As a student of international politics and diplomacy, watching some heads of sovereign nations pay private visit to a man of God, completely devoid of the paraphernalia of office, I began to wonder why such a religious figure would not be seen as a national icon . Diplomacy should not be a sole preserve of the bureaucracy of government, private individuals, can help advance a nation’s diplomatic interests, and help get things done where it would otherwise have lumbered along bureaucratic lanes.

One area of Prophet T. B Joshua’s ministry that the world may not have known is the charity work that church has done. I was amazed by the number of people that had directly benefited from the church’s many charitable undertaking- the scholarships, the different intervention in the circumstance of the less-privileged and when you place this against some obtuse things that had been written about the Man of God, you begin to wonder what the motivations of those naysayers are.

Prophet T.B. Joshua should be correctly defined for what I think he is: a gifted man of God, a man that has possibly outside of what Nollywood and the larger Nigerian entertainment industry, has done more than any other private individual in promoting the image of Nigeria, getting people to look at Nigeria differently. He should be applauded rather than his motives being questioned.

Last year, in an interview I had with him, (the interview will be published in the second edition of our newspaper-News of the World’ whose maiden edition is coming out later this month) I had marveled at the simplicity that surrounds him, his passion for philanthropy and the prediction on the 2015 elections.)

If we are to move forward as a nation, I think we should begin to applaud some of our nationals who have done great things in promoting and projecting the image of this country. Engaging in unnecessary campaign of blackmail and subterfuge should be discouraged. Prophet T. B. Joshua is indeed a national icon and should be seen and treated accordingly. Those who do not understand him, should take time and watch him, go to his church and see why all nations are flocking to the church and worshiping God and getting results for believing in the power of our Lord Jesus Christ

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AN EXCELLENTING THING….T.B JOSHUA

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One of the ways for us to achieve the kind of progress and development we desire for our nation is for every one of us to make a conscious effort to be the best at what we do. i.e. a brand of your own by which you think of an excellent thing and make an impact on your neighbourhood and nation in it.
The Bible makes us understand that we are blessed with different gifts. When everyone does excellent things in his field it will not be a surprise because we have been destined for excellence right from the outset.
An excellent character demands that after a good job or assignment you are meant to check through to remove errors and imperfections, because no one is perfect and you should understand that the quality of your work is an expression of your personality.
The world today is full of excellent people and good minds of reason, but they are available in different fields. Icons are always picked from thousands of people.
T.B Joshua as a man of God has shown us what a good example of excellent thing looks like he has moved people forward through his helping hand of charity and helped the less privilege.

The first time l set my eyes on Emmanuel TV in a live Sunday service in The Synagogue Church of all Nations, what l saw really baffled me. l saw how God used the man, T.B Joshua to do in the lives of people . The sick were healed, charity was given, scholarship to students and widows and the assurance that God is still their “CHIEF HUSBSAND MAN”. Prophecies of various kinds kept flowing out of his mouth and people kept coming out to confirm the prophesises, l was transfixed because everything happened like a dream. What an amazing blessing from God and excellent thing on earth! Questions keep coming from my mind but no one to give me a good answer. After all these happenings, the man of God still gives money and bags of rice to the needy some are even made car owners. What a rush! Some people really feel like helping, but they find it very difficult, while some believe in helping their family alone where many are suffering and crying for help out there. Some have no jobs, shelter hope for tomorrow.
What an excellent thinking of a God fearing heart T.B Joshua, No matter how they criticize him, the ministry continues growing day by day. God is really with him. People, whom ordinarily wouldn’t like to discuss Nigeria, talk less coming to Nigeria troop in as pilgrims see what the Lord is using the prophet to do.
There is a saying that “life is beautiful” T.B Joshua has made life a beautiful place for the needy, widows and downtrodden. What on Earth could make the homeless feel at home? I guess it is only the love of God, which come from a God fearing heart like the man in the Synagogue! As it was in the days of Christ, many people still say some bad things about him while they don’t know that God is working out things about him. Through him many unanswered questions are answered. The Barren become mother s and indigent students get help .If men were God, T.B Joshua would have been a lost sheep in front of many, but God is still with him.
The scripture makes us realize that when you give what you cherish most to people that are suffering out there , God protection will always be upon you because He will not allow anything to happen to us, This is because lf anything happens , who will take care of those people we are rendering help to?
Do excellent things as a personal policy. Don’t tolerate half measures. Would you board a plane if you were told the routine check was not done? It doesn’t matter the right choice is to do the right thing. It will pay off eventually.
Let us execute excellently the tasks and goals we face each day, not about pointing accusing fingers at the right people.

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