The Danger In Collecting Offerings – TB Joshua

By Ihechukwu Njoku

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua has sensationally declared that “most offerings collected in churches all over the world are a curse, not a blessing.”

Joshua, who was speaking to a packed congregation at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) was responding to a question raised about why offerings are not collected during his weekly Monday ‘Living Water Service’.

“We cannot begin bothering distressed people – I mean, the sick ones, the poor ones – asking for financial support,” the cleric explained.

Adding that although it was Scriptural to collect an offering, “The question remains: Whom are we asking for support? The distressed, the sick, the poor?”

Enlightening congregants further, he stated, “When you are healed and delivered, your ‘Thank you’ is a blessing from God. But when you are distressed, your ‘Thank you’ is distress. When you are sick, your ‘Thank you’ is sick.”

Joshua then declared: “You are your ‘Thank you’ because you cannot live above your word. That is why most gifts today are a curse, not a blessing… That is why you have to be very careful.”

Sharing practical examples from daily life, the cleric explained how judging by mere appearance is misleading as people are often pretentious.

“I know people beyond appearance because I look at the heart,” he revealed. “Appearance is deceptive.”

The video of Joshua’s short sermon on YouTube elicited a deluge of responses from followers, many declaring it was the “first time” they had heard a pastor explain such subject matter.

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Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist…

Prophet TB Joshua Tagging 2020 as a Year of Humility

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Prophet TB Joshua

If all of us are subject to one another in true love and being clothed with humility then the prophecy of prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN ought to be good news because our God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.

It is said that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom and before honour is humility. If this is also our social condition then we know humility will produce promotion and honour. A year of humility will turn out to produce the best in us, growing us in God’s designed path and plans for our different communities.

It is, therefore, becoming very clear that prophet TB Joshua is talking about a change that comes from being humbled; a humbling change forced down on a proud community of people. The society will be humbled and individuals will be humbled to produce the desired people God would want. A change that is directed by God may not be an easy path to travel in a society walking and living on a path of impunity. In the Bible people were in their comfort zones and all of a sudden, God brought about a humbling change that guided their lives onto a completely new path.

Noah was asked to build a huge ship in the desert, Abraham was asked to leave his comfort zone to an unknown destination, Joseph forced out of the warm arms of his loving father into slavery, and countless others including Peter asked to abandoned his fishing profession to becoming an Apostle of Jesus Christ. It’s only God Himself that can lead us through by enforcing His divine will on a society bent only on self domination.

For people not familiar with prophecy, and confusing same with scientific prediction or forecasting, a little-noted may be needed. The purpose of both prophecy and prediction is the same. Each goes out to tell what will happen in the future. However, their source of authority for this information is very different. Whereas prophecy relies on the authority of God-given information prediction is based on man’s ability to determine what may happen in the future. Prediction is sometimes right but often wrong because it depends on man’s and the volatile environment. On the other hand, a true prophecy is never wrong because it always carries the authority of God’s truth and character. We appreciate prophet TB Joshua for being concerned in a world where people don’t seem to care nor value things of God such as praying, teaching or prophesying.

Prof. R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin, Nigeria

PROPHECY FOR 2020 – PROPHET TB JOSHUA

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Prophet TB Joshua

Our prayer warriors are on their knees praying to make sure the changeable ones are changed. Prophecy is a guide to life. This is the Word of God.

Happy New Year!

THESE PROPHECIES WERE RELEASED ON 28 DECEMBER, 2019 BUT MADE AVAILABLE ON 5 JANUARY, 2020.

PROPHECY FOR 2020 – PROPHET TB JOSHUA

PROPHECY FOR THE WORLD:

  1. This year will be a year of HUMILITY. This year, the Lord will humble us with our challenges. Challenges can be affliction, arrogance, pride, wickedness or bad habits. To humble us with these is for those things to destroy us or expose us. Let us move closer to God.

  1. Agriculture will help the economy because the economy will have a backlash. People should invest in agriculture. Let us farm to help the economy.

  1. There will be a common medicine that will cause people to be ‘high’ to die, to commit suicide, to think of what can lead to death. The governments of each nation should watch out and put a check on pharmaceutical drugs that come to their country.

  1. America should invest more in agriculture because their economy will be affected. The economy they see today will be affected, so they should invest in agriculture and encourage their farmers. Also, approach to the security issue will affect the candidates and swing voters in the next election. It will be tough in the election. They should pray against a recount. It may be too tight.

  1. Let us pray for the Nigerian government to be able to finish this year without an interlude that will cause a situation of for and against. Join me in praying for my nation.

  1. Vice President, it is not yet over. Expect much more pressure. The pressure will be so much. I pray you will be able to stand the pressure. We join you in prayer.

  1. Many sicknesses and diseases that leaders have been treating privately will surface this year. They will become bedridden and many will not make it.

  1. Russia should pray for their leader to avert his being on the sickbed. Something will surface. There is a ladder to go up – if this is averted.

  1. An incident will happen to the nation Iran that will cause panic throughout the world. We are praying to know the mind of God concerning this.

  1. Work of God – people will be getting tired this year because the work of God is not by power and might; because of so many challenges, tribulations and burdens they will not be able to bear.

  1. United Kingdom – there will be agitation from a section that wants to leave; that will become an issue. Also, pray for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh against going in and out of the hospital; pray for God to give them revival. Pray for unity and understanding among the Royal Family – because of what I am seeing. Brexit needs more time to stand on its feet – with more co-operation of the EU leaders. If not, there will be economic repercussions and the cost of things will become unbearable. With time and preparation, all will be well.

NOTE: PART TWO WILL BE RELEASED AFTER THOROUGH CONFIRMATION FROM GOD. THIS IS JUST PART ONE. PART TWO WILL BE RELEASED AFTER THOROUGH CONFIRMATION FROM GOD. THE REST WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE ON OUR OFFICIAL SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS.

TB Joshua’s Emmanuel TV Celebrates Christmas in Bethlehem!

tb joshua, scoan, bethlehemOn Tuesday 24th December 2019, a special Christmas Service at the Manger Square in Bethlehem – the historic birthplace of Jesus Christ – was broadcast live on Emmanuel TV, the popular television channel belonging to Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua. 

Representatives of TB Joshua were received personally by the Mayor of Bethlehem, Adv. Anton Salman, who sent a greeting to the Nigerian cleric and said the message of Bethlehem to the world would “always be a message of peace, love and justice”.

Mayor Salman then gave the Emmanuel TV Choir unprecedented access to celebrate Christmas in the world-famous Grotto at the Church of the Nativity, historically regarded as the site where Jesus was born and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Joined by US Gospel Artist VaShawn Mitchell, the choir recorded and sang a song composed specially by TB Joshua in honour of the season.

According to the lyrics: “Christmas is not only about Christ of history. Christmas is not only about Christ of story. Christmas is not only about baby Jesus. Christmas is about Christ the Spirit reveals to us.”

Moving to the Manger Square, thousands of local residents in Bethlehem and tourists who travelled from across the globe to celebrate Christmas at Jesus’ birthplace, gathered to celebrate with the Emmanuel TV choir.

“This season reminds us of the message on the Cross – ‘Father, forgive them’,”TB Joshua said in a message delivered by one of his evangelists to the throngs in attendance.

“This means that whether you are a victim or a perpetrator, we all stand in helpless need of God’s Divine forgiveness,”he continued.

“This season, make it a point of duty to love others just as you would want God to love you, to bless others just as you would want God to bless you and to forgive others just as you would want God to forgive you.”

After singing two new songs composed by TB Joshua titled ‘Who On Earth’ and ‘Jesus Is The Reason’, VaShawn treated the crowd to a rendition of his hit song ‘Joy’.

It is not Joshua’s first involved with the ‘Holy Land’. When the cleric visited Bethlehem in 2017, he saw an “urgent need” in the kidney division of the Beit Jala hospital and bought six new dialysis machines to help the patients.

He also held a two-day crusade at the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice in Nazareth, Israel in June 2019 which attracted thousands from around the world.

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Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist…

Collapsed SCOAN Guest House: Expert Exposes “Mischievous” Report By LASG

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Scoan Building collapes

Defendants in the case of the collapsed Synagogue Church Guest house closed their case at the weekend with the cross examination of their last witness in a Lagos High Court sitting at Igbosere on Friday 20th December 2019.

During resumed proceedings, the court heard further evidence that the mode of collapse of the church guest house had no characteristics of a building which collapsed due to structural defects.

Professor Patrick Nwankwo stated this while being crossed examined by the Lagos State Director of Public Prosection, Mr Yequob Oshoala.

Nwankwo, a Professor of Structural Engineering and Construction Materials, gave his expert analysis as a witness at the instance of Engr Oladele Ogundeji, who is facing trial for the collapsed building as its Supervising Engineer.

“Any defective building – whether emanating from under or over reinforcement or poor constructional materials – will have a ductile or gradual type of collapse,” he explained.

“This was not the case with the collapsed Synagogue church guest house. The frames, beams, columns would not all have collapsed at the same time; it can only happen by some external forces,” he revealed.

While responding to questions from the DPP, Professor Nwankwo said he was motivated to investigate the collapsed Synagogue church building due to its unusual mode of collapse, coupled with his professional and academic concern.

“I wanted to ensure any reports I submitted to the court were thorough and did not compromise the integrity of my profession,” he explained.

Professor Nwankwo faulted the initial report presented to the court by Lagos State Government – which relied heavily on projections from Orion Design Software – which suggested structural failure caused the collapse.

As an expert in that particular software, Nwankwo revealed the interpretation presented to the court in its earlier hearings was “completely wrong” and could even be termed “mischievous”.

“Since the calculations were wrong, the report’s findings cannot be relied upon,” he explained, adding that the report he submitted actually met the “required code of practice in Nigeria”.

Earlier in the cross examination by Mr Oluseye Diyan, Chief Efe Akpofure SAN and Mrs Titi Akinlawon SAN, the erudite scholar insisted that the construction of the building met with appropriate international standards guiding the industry.

The building, which tragically collapsed on September 12th 2014, served as a guest-house for foreign pilgrims visiting TB Joshua’s popular church in Ikotun-Egbe.

Justice Lateef Lawal-Akapo adjourned the case to January 24, 2020

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist…

Oh That Men Would Praise the Lord

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The SCOAN

Like the Psalmist in Psalms 107, we give thanks and praise unto the LORD, the God of heaven and earth, for He is good. His mercy endures forever. We see His right hand of power working through our man of God, Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) Lagos, Nigeria. This outgoing year, 2019 has been a year of testimonies. We cannot count all the blessings, we don’t even know most of them, only that we feel God’s presence and His blessings. God has continued to expand the coast of His prophet through building men and women to work with him in the ministry in this outgoing 2019. Many across the globe have become more committed Christians and working for the kingdom of God assisted by the devotion and commitment of the Prophet.

Hence, the redeemed of the LORD, whom God has redeemed from the hand of the enemy in 2019 are saying thank you, Jesus, whether they came to the SCOAN or attended any of the international crusades held in Nazareth or elsewhere, or had exercised individual personal faith in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ through Emmanuel.TV. Thank you, Jesus, because it has pleased you to gather us out of the lands, from the east, and the west, from the north, and the south, and you delivered us from the grip of Satan, that old serpent. Many had truly wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way but found no deliverance until they came to have an encounter with Jesus in the SCOAN. There they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses. God led them forth by the right way, that they might be saved and have salvation in Christ Jesus, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. This is why we are praising the LORD for His goodness, and His wonderful works to the children of men in our generation.

God had satisfied the longing of our souls and filled out hungry souls with goodness. We had been afflicted by various degrees of darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and chains of iron. Yes, we acknowledged it has been because we had rebelled against the words of God and contemned the counsel of the Most High. Then we cried unto the LORD in our trouble and ran to prophet TB Joshua. The prophet prayed for each one and God saved us out of our distresses. God brought us out of the darkness and the shadow of death and broke the chains of iron holding us to the enemy. God set us free. Oh, that men would praise the LORD for His goodness, and His wonderful works to the children of men.

Assuredly God has broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron in sunder. We are set free from spiritual husbands or spiritual wives, set free from bedwetting, set free from idols or generational curses, we are healed and our souls are saved. Yes, we’d been fools because of our transgression, and because of our iniquities, and had been afflicted. We had lusted after all manner of idolatries and hence drew near unto the gates of death. Now we have cried unto the LORD in our trouble. We ran to prophet TB Joshua and he prayed for us and God in His mercy saved us out of our afflictions and distresses. God sent His word through His Prophet to heal everyone, and to deliver us from destructions. Our God is full of goodness and wonderful works to the children of men. With God all things are possible. We saw and tasted God’s awesome power and goodness in SCOAN this year 2019.

Now by taking the step to accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, we have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby God is now our Father. The Holy Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God. From being children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ. This is the good news of Christmas and the work being echoed every day through Emmanuel.TV. Therefore if we celebrate Jesus this Christmas we shall also be glorified together with Him. Therefore we truly celebrate prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN and his team because our spirit bears witness that he is a true man of God and proclaiming Jesus Christ our King. Emmanuel!!!

Prof.  R. A. Ipinyomi, University of Ilorin Nigeria

 

ACCEPT YOUR MIRACLE BY FAITH!

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Faith in Jesus Christ is a necessary condition for true spiritual healing, blessing and salvation. When the man of God says, “You are healed”, you are healed indeed – but you have a role to play. Remember, when Jesus met the man He healed at the pool of Bethesda, He said to him, ‘Look, you are healed now but you have a role to play or else you will not only lose this miracle; worse things will happen to you’ (John 5:14). What is this role Jesus is talking about? Jesus was telling him to accept the miracle by faith.

How do you accept a miracle by faith? We accept miracles by faith when we recognise the reason for the miracle. The Bible says the only genuine reason for receiving is salvation. When you receive for the sake of salvation, whatever you receive would stand the test of time because then you would worship the Giver rather than the thing you are given; you would worship the Creator rather than the created. Whatever we receive would come with the peace of God that would give us fulfilment in Christ and when you are fulfilled in Christ, you lack nothing and want nothing; you are content. When you are content, whatever anybody achieves out there does not matter to you. You would believe you are what God says you are. This is what I mean by seeking for salvation.