Ending This Fearful Year Prophesied By Prophet TB Joshua

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

At the beginning of the year 2019, Prophet TB Joshua prophesied that the year 2019 would be fearful. Those of us who had been following him for several years keyed into the prophecy. We knew from his prophecy that 2019 was going to be full of dreadful challenges and only faith in Jesus would see us through. Ordinarily, it had been expected that most of the fear would come from individual attitude to the unknown, all the possible negative feelings and thoughts that would drive our emotions. In short, the prophecy impacted on us that despite the challenges therein living our lives to the fullest was going to be by His grace.

Nevertheless, no Christian should live under any fear, even the fear of the unknown, and expect answers to prayers or joyous living. This is because when we choose to live with the fear of the unknown, the choices and decisions we make would not serve us well nor make us holy in obedience to Jesus. Each Christian should learn that Faith or encouragement in Christ had not been the absence of fear, but our belief and trust in Him is what guarantees our triumph over fear. Every day in the year 2019 had been fearful. In many parts of the world, many had experienced different degrees of political upheavals, terrorism, xenophobia, extreme weather conditions, economic depression, unemployment, food insecurity, and so on. There were physical reasons to have made us living our lives in the fear of the unknown rather than in the fullest potential possible in Christ Jesus. But His grace had been sufficient, making us over-comers.

As we consider the prophecy of TB Joshua, and desire to find a place for our prophet in the scripture, at least two prophecies come to mind. In Daniel 12: 4 it is written,”… ., even to the time of the end, many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased”. This increase in knowledge has given birth to Emmanuel.TV and other Christian satellite broadcasting stations. In Matthew 24:14 Jesus has also prophesied that “And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come”. Hence though a fearful year, over 500,000 million people worldwide must have listened to the gospel through Emmanuel.TV this year 2019.

Therefore the fearfulness containing in the outgoing year has been beyond mere apprehension of physical and temporal situations around or fear of the unknown. Rather it is becoming more obvious that Jesus is on His way for a harvest of His faithful followers. Jesus made this known in Luke 21:17-20, “And ye shall be hated of all men for my name’s sake. But there shall not a hair of your head perish. In your patience possess ye your souls. And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh”. There are still a few days left in this year 2019 for each one to let the Word of Salvation go out freely from our mouth, otherwise, they remain only fearful days ahead.

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

TB JOSHUA PULLS CHINESE CROWD TO NIGERIA!

china, scoan, tb joshuaChristians from as far afield as China have trudged in their numbers to Nigeria in search of a ‘miracle’ through the ministry of Pastor T.B. Joshua. 

Despite recent reports highlighting the suppression of Christianity in Communist China, it has not deterred large groups of Chinese citizens embarking on religious tourism to Joshua’s popular Lagos-based church named The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).

On Sunday 25thAugust 2019, in Joshua’s church service broadcast on Emmanuel TV – YouTube’s most watched Christian ministry network with over 500,000,000 individual views – more than 150 Asian worshippers can be seen in the midst of the multicultural crowd.china, tb joshua. scoan

A Chinese citizen named Shou Qiang shared a public testimony that he was ‘delivered’ from a ‘suicidal spirit’ following Joshua’s prophecy and prayers.

china, scoanAccompanied by his wife and young daughter, Qiang admitted he had almost committed suicide on three occasions prior to his visit to Nigeria but that after his ‘miracle’, he no longer nursed such ‘demonic’ tendencies.

“I feel very free and calm in my heart; I am totally delivered,”he divulged in his ‘testimony’ subsequently uploaded to YouTube, adding that he now intends to ‘share the good news’ with his fellow Chinese citizens.

Recent months have seen a spike in Chinese visitors to Nigeria for the purpose of pilgrimage to Joshua’s church, with groups equally arriving from Hong Kong, Vietnam, Korea and Singapore.

Tourism experts estimate religious tourism contributes over 3% of Nigeria’s GDP, and official figures

indicate visitors to The SCOAN account for 60% of foreigners entering the nation.scoan, china, tb joshua

According to Wikipedia, the two nations have a rich history of bilateral relations and China is considered one of Nigeria’s most important trading and export partners.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist

 

Don’t Sack Any of Your Officials Based on Their Testimonies or Confessions in SCOAN

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Julius Maada Bio, the president of Sierra Leone

It has come sadly to our notice in newspapers that the President of Sierra Leone, His Excellency Julius Bio, has sacked his state chief of protocol, Edna Kargbo, following her open testimony at SCOAN Nigeria. Kargbo, like thousands of others, might have come to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos,  (SCOAN of Senior Prophet TB Joshua), testifying to the goodness of the Lord.

The general public should endeavour to know that whereas such testimonies, especially given at SCOAN, are real and trustworthy and are for God’s glory, they shouldn’t be used to punish individuals giving the testimonies. These testimonies shouldn’t also be used to arrest any of your staff members or tender as evidence in any legal proceedings. They are for the Church and where science cannot explain everything about God’s interventions in our lives, miracles, or the deliverance from shackles of poverty, or the stronghold of Satan. In any case, if God has thoroughly blessed this individual there is nothing any president can do about it, except probably that the president may be inadvertently bringing himself down by refusing to accept the work of the Holy Spirit.

That as it may, it is equally necessary to educate the public about confessions and testimonies at most Living Church of Christ and at Christian gatherings such as in SCOAN Lagos or any of it’s Crusades home or abroad. These testimonies and confessions are what the individuals perceive but truly couldn’t explain why. As far as they are concerned it can only be by some supernatural forces working for them and not their merit. Hence kindly don’t use their confessions to sack them nor use their past to punish them. Even in a multi-religious setting like in Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Ghana, etc, governments shouldn’t intervene in Church matters in issues like this. The government that failed by its internal intelligence mechanism shouldn’t have used the Church as places it could collect negative information on its officials. It is both morally and spiritually unethical.

The public should know and appreciate that individuals that pass through SCOAN’s deliverance processes usually become positively changed persons and more valued resourceful persons. They would normally be able to carry more responsibility, become my reliable, more trustworthy and more dependable. They will have an excellent spirit like was in Daniel, given to them by Jesus Christ.  It is only when these expected changes are not visible in their duties that one could question them. The Jesus Christ we meet at SCOAN, or in any living Church and some are also in Sierra Leone, is big beyond our imagination and can bless not only our sister Edna Kargbo but every Sierra Leonian with bigger testimonies.

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

The Paraguay Crusade With TB Joshua Day-1

With high expectations for the move of God, the stadium auditorium was filled to capacity, as Paraguayan from all walks of life, government officials, as well as religious leaders and visitors from other South America nations, trooped to the Estadio Defensores Del Chaco in the capital, Asuncion, to receive God’s touch through Prophet T.B Joshua. As the man of God ministers healing and delivering to the sick and the weak, in Jesus‘ name, not less than a hundred wheel chaired people were healed of various ailments as they were seen leaving the magnificent stadium with their wheelchairs raised while they walked unaided for the first time in many years.

A man who came on crutches due to a broken leg received a touch from the Prophet, in the name of Jesus, and instantly began to walk; another person, a woman, who arrived with her left leg strapped in a full leg brace walked to the glory of God as soon as the man of God touched the point of her trouble in Jesus‘ name; a young girl in body brace due to scoliosis that deteriorated backbone jumped to the glory of God the instant she received her healing. A man with several braces all over his body joints – from the ankles to elbows – cried out for help as he counted his many ailments. Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for the man and instantly he wanted all the braces removed and indeed they were all removed right away. The man did not only walk but ran his best to testify his healing is complete in the name of Jesus-Christ.

A woman in lumbar corset received her healing, instantly walked, and began to jump as she shed tears of joy to glorify God’s name.

An Argentine woman and her husband cried to the man of God saying she needed a miracle due to the severe and hopeless state of her broken leg that rendered her unable to walk without human support. The man of God Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for the woman she walked freely to the glory of the Lord.

Another woman suffering from obesity received the touch of God and began to vomit poisonous substances. Right after that, the woman looked refreshed and testified to the goodness of the Lord’s name, as she walked in her testimony.

The two-day crusade which will round off on Saturday (today) started at about 6 pm local time on Friday and saw many streets deserted, albeit with massive pockets of traffic on major roads leading to the stadium.

According to some resident of the city of Asuncion who pleaded anonymity, over 2 million people graced the occasion and such miracles galore have never been witnessed before in Paraguay. This was corroborated by one Mr Mario Martinez, a Mexican who came all the way from Mexico City to attend the crusade.

The high point of the crusade was the official presentation of the Order of Merit, the Paraguay’s Highest National Honour to Prophet T.B Joshua by the Paraguayan Parliament. This was in recognition of his leadership and humanitarian works. He was also presented with an honour of privilege by the Board and Members of the Asuncion Municipality declared Prophet T.B. Joshua as an Illustrious Visitor, sealing this off with the Presentation of Honour of Illustrious Visitor and the Key of The City of Asuncion to him. – An indication that the city has been handed over to God for His blessing through Prophet T.B Joshua.

*Photo: Courtesy of T.B. Joshua Ministries Facebook Page

IT IS NOT MY WORK – T.B. JOSHUA

Prophet T.B. Joshua

It is not my work but my faith in His works (Galatians 3:8). I mean, it is God’s strength that is made manifest in my weakness. So, I cannot boast. This kind of achievement calls for more dedication, more commitment and more devotion. I mean, this does not mean that I should rest. I must continue to press forward so that His strength will continue to manifest in my weakness.

When you know the purpose of your life, you would not be fascinated by every good thing, every achievement, that comes your way. Rather, you would keep pressing on. I want you to know that God just wants somebody to do this work. Otherwise, He can choose to use anybody for His purpose. That is why I cannot boast in what I am doing for God but in what God does in my life (Luke 3:8).

TB Joshua Ministries

THE END HAS NOT COME!!! – T.B. JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Our enemies may try to strip us of outward prestige and beauty but wisdom and grace of God cannot be taken from us. I mean, people may call you names that are not yours in order to paint you black – I mean to make you look bad in the eyes of people – but wisdom and grace of God cannot be taken from you. They cannot take this 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 wisdom and grace, they were unable to take from him.

Our enemies may separate us from friends, relatives and country but cannot separate us from the presence of the Lord. They may rob us of liberty and confine us in a prison cell but they cannot shut us out of the throne of mercy and communion with God.

What promise of God are you carrying? What situation are you in now? Does it guarantee the fulfilment of that promise? Remember, Joseph was a child of promise. Did his situation in the dry pit guarantee the fulfilment of God’s promise in his life? The answer is NO. Yet he must move on, because to him the end had not come yet.

If the situation you are in right now does not guarantee your future, don’t lose heart; the end has not come yet. As a child of God, God may be taking His time to prepare you for the challenges ahead.

WITH A PURPOSE

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

As a child of God, you determine your own focus – nobody else can. You can complain and blame your situation on poor family background, bad counselling of friends and the economic situation of the country. But you are responsible for what you give your attention to. Your focus is your personal decision. Stop and take time to change your focus. Pay any price to protect your purpose in life, because no one else can do it for you.

When you don’t have a defined purpose of going to university, you would be ready to study any course because you just want to be a graduate. This is what brings about the high level of unemployment today.

On the other hand, we have some people who are still studying to meet the requirements for the course they intend to study. If you do not have a purpose for establishing a business, you cannot be constant in it. When things become tough, you easily switch to another business because you don’t have a purpose of doing it.

If you don’t have any purpose for being in certain relationships, you would be nothing more than fair weather friends. That is, you are friends only when things are good. If you don’t have any purpose for being somebody’s friend, you would be looking for his weakness, limitation and shortcoming.

TB Joshua Ministries

PHOTOS: PRAYER IN THE NAME OF JESUS SHOOTS PROTRUDED ANUS BACK TO PLACE

Please Note: The Photos – Viewers’ Discretion is Advice

The Ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua has release photos of one Mr. Friday said to have been healed of Anus Cancer. According to the post, the Anus Cancer ‘started one day when he went out to look for a job as a driver and had to use the toilet.

‘Upon using it he started experiencing difficulty and then suddenly his anus protruded out of place.

‘The pain was so unbearable to the extend he was unable to sit or walk. When he consulted the doctors, they suggested to cut off the protruded anus.

‘He initially decided not to do the operation, but the severity of the pain made him appeal to his mother to return him to the hospital for the surgery.

‘Lying on the hospital floor in pain and agony, an elderly man noticed Mr. Friday’s horrible condition. The man told him about all the miraculous healings God was doing through Prophet T.B. Joshua and suggested that he go to The SCOAN for prayer.

‘Mr. Firday’s faith was lifted and he left the hospital and decided to seek solution at The SCOAN. In tears of pain, he cried out to Prophet T.B. Joshua to pray for him. Once the man of God prayed the prayer of faith in the name of Jesus, Mr. Friday felt a sensation in his stomach and he immediately knew that healing had taken place.

‘When He went home, he continued to minister to himself the Morning Water he received. All of a sudden, he found himself wanting to use the toilet, something he hadn’t done for a very long time.

‘The excretion almost filled up the toilet. Amazingly, his protruded anus shot back inside his body! Now Mr. Friday is able to sit, walk and run comfortably to the glory of God!

Nigeria will lose billions if TB Joshua relocates — Experts

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Some stakeholders in the tourism sector on Sunday advised the Federal and Lagos State Governments to dissuade Pastor Temitope Joshua, popularly known as, TB Joshua, from relocating the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) to Israel from Nigeria.

They told the News Agency of Nigeria that Nigeria would lose billions of naira to religious tourism if Temitope Joshua and SCOAN should make the plan real.

NAN reports that TB Joshua, during one of his church services, recently said that he was planning to relocate to Israel from Ikotun, a suburb of Lagos.

It was reported that TB Joshua was in Israel recently where he held meetings with the mayors of Jerusalem, Tiberia and the Jordan Valley.

He was quoted as saying that he was offered different facilities very close to the biblical site of the Sea of Galilee where he could organise meetings for international pilgrims.

NAN also reports that SCOAN established in 1994 does not have another branch in Nigeria outside its international headquarters located in Ikotun.

Some heads of government from African countries had also visited SCOAN to seek spiritual restoration and advice from Pastor TB Joshua

Mrs Ime Udo, the General Secretary of the Nigerian Association of Tour Operators (NANTA) told NAN that Nigeria would lose billions of naira from religious tourism revenue if SCOAN actualised its planned relocation to Israel.

Udo said Joshua’s planned action would lead to a reduction in the human traffic of local and foreign religious tourists that normally patronised SCOAN.

Udo said, “Religious obligations have become a fashionable trend all over the world as a means of expressing beliefs and faith in the ability of God to protect and guide mankind.

“Religious practices both under the auspices of Christianity, Islam and traditional practices have in no small way contributed to the development of tourism in the world.

“Christian pilgrimages to Israel have formed an economic platform for the empowerment of the localities and contributed to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the country.

“Also, Saudi Arabia has been benefiting immensely economically from many Islamic faithful who converge there twice annually on holy pilgrimage.

“With these scenarios and many others around the world, it has become valid that religious tourism has become a source of economic revival to a country and its people, “she said.

According to her, thousands of foreign religious tourists visit SCOAN monthly to worship and for other spiritual healings.

She said that these tourists would fly into Nigeria; lodge in hotels, board commercial vehicles, patronise eateries and visit other tourists’ sites around the locality.

Udo said that all these had been translating into huge revenue for the Nigeria economy.

“The local community; hotel operators, food vendors and others around SCOAN must have benefitted from tourists.

“SCOAN has, no doubt, contributed immensely to the tourism profile of Nigeria with several heads of government from various African countries that had visited there to seek spiritual restoration and advise from Pastor TB Joshua,” she said.

Udo advised the Federal and Lagos State Governments to encourage SCOAN to remain in Nigeria as part ways to develop our tourism sector.

A member of SCOAN, Mrs Iyabo Emmanuel, said that she was in church service when their General Overseer, Pastor TB Joshua, announced to the members on the offer given to him by the Israeli Mayors.

Mrs Emmanuel, popularly called “Iya’’( Mother) Synagogue, said that Pastor Joshua never said that he had  agreed to such a proposal from the mayors.

“I have been worshipping in SCOAN since 1994 when TB Joshua established it newly in Ikotun area.

“I worked with TB Joshua for 15years before I resigned and ventured into selling of provisions. Then, I was the chef; head of canteen and bakery.

“I am still a full-time member of the church and I will continue to worship there. I am one of those that had benefitted from the church,” she said.

Emmanuel said that many residents and business owners would suffer if TB Joshua should relocate SCOAN from Ikotun.

She said that majority of business owners around the area depended solely on the visitors to the church and they used to patronise facilities around the church.

A hotel operator, Mrs Anthonia Chuks, told NAN that if the rumour that TB Joshua was relocating to Israel eventually turned to reality, the hospitality business in that area and the state would suffer and fold up.

“Ninety–five per cent of guests that lodge in hotels in the community are international and local visitors outside Lagos and they are SCOAN members.

“We have over 130 rooms and are always fully booked every weekend.

“We usually enjoy huge patronage from Fridays to Sundays weekly; and they are mostly SCOAN members from near and far,” she said.

Similarly, Mr Solomon Oyelade, a car-hire operator, said that since the rumour of the planned relocation of the church to Israel, the patronage of cabs had reduced drastically.

Oyelade said that in the past, he used to go to the Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Ikeja, Lagos seven times in a day to transport international passengers down to SCOAN.

“But, since the incident of collapsed building in the church premises years back, the patronage of foreigners had reduced.

“With this present rumour of relocation, we hardly carry passengers from Airport two times a day. The patronage has reduced beyond expectations, “he said.

Also, Mr Uche Maduako, a food vendor, appealed to TB Joshua not to accept such offer from the Israeli mayors.

He said that behind every rumour there is an iota of truth.

He also urged the Federal and the Lagos State Governments to support the continuing stay of TB Joshua in the country.

“The government should make the country worth staying for him and ensure they support him in all ramifications,” he said.

Maduako urged the government to renovate the bad roads around the church, adding that the condition of the roads was not encouraging.

He said that the contributions and impacts of TB Joshua in that community could not be overemphasis.

“The man of God has contributed immensely to the betterment of the community; employed thousands of graduates and non-graduates to work in the church and in other investments of the church.

“TB Joshua always ensures that there is constant power supply and adequate security in the area,” he said.

By Idris Olukoya (The News Agency of Nigeria)

 

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.

TB Joshua Ministries

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!”

TB Joshua Ministries

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

TB Joshua Ministries

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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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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TB Joshua receives award in Israel

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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Video – Prophet TB Joshua bombshell: ‘I’m scared to collect offerings!’

Tb Joshua  collect offering Famed Nigerian cleric T.B. Joshua has made yet another controversial statement, admitting that he is afraid to collect money from congregants in the form of offerings.

“People like me are scared when it comes to collecting thanksgiving because I don’t know where you are coming from with your money,” Joshua candidly stated in a sermon on Sunday 9th April 2017, subsequently released on his popular YouTube channel Emmanuel TV.

“Many can come with blood-money,” he acknowledged. “They will just enter church and when it is time for offering, they will raise their offering whereas it’s blood-money. What can a man of God use that kind of blood-money for? Are they going to bless the man?”

According to Joshua, this issue has been the bane of many ministries. “What we receive from our members as offering and thanksgiving is killing us,” he warned fellow pastors.

The cleric went further to proffer a way out, suggesting that ministers of God are also to blame for the way they praise and give attention to those who drop the largest offerings.

“Wicked people like the pastor to ask. If the pastor does not ask, praise and recognise them, they cannot give. They like praise and recognition,” he explained.

“If you want to avoid these people and stop them from putting money – don’t praise them. Let them know it’s God they give to, not you.”

Revealing another clue, Joshua called on pastors to stop receiving offerings ‘directly’ from congregants. “If you don’t receive something directly from a killer, he will not give you – because he wants to be recognised. They like praise; that is their reward because they have no reward from God.”

Joshua stressed that offerings in the church are between the worshipper and God. “What comes from God goes to God. If what you have is from God, it will go to God – you don’t need to have any recognition from the pastor. Whatever you want to give God, you give it,” he surmised.

The pastor then impressed on people the need to consider the force behind any action, not merely the action itself. “The force behind your action determines where the action comes from… It’s not what you see but the force behind what you see that matters,” he stated.

This is not the first time T.B. Joshua’s statements about tithes and offerings have come to the fore. Last year, news surfaced of an elderly woman whom Joshua returned a tithe of N500,000 to, adding that God would not approve of him collecting a tithe from such an elderly person in need of his support.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance writer

T.B. Joshua to Critics, Thank you for your Free Adverts!

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Delivering his Esther sermon at the Synagogue Church of All Nation, SCOAN Lagos on Sunday, Prophet T.B. Joshua used the occasion to thanks his haters on how they have helped his Ministry grow in the last 30 years. The renowned Prophet said those who hate him are his main advertisers. According to the Prophet, those who go about describing him as a devil and speaking ill about his church are only helping to advertise him and his church.

He said, “God has given us adverts. Every living ministry has free adverts. What you say about me is an advert to me. If you leave here today and tomorrow, go to town and say,

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Prophet T.B. Joshua as a teenager

“That man is a devil, not a man of God’ – you are advertising me! ‘Don’t go there; they used to tie people down. It’s a bad Church. You are indirectly advertising me because the people you are telling will want to confirm whether truly they tie people down.

“By the time they come and find people are not tied down, they become members! So, I have been using this advert for many years but people don’t know. This is why I don’t have a signpost. This is the advert God has given me for the past 30 years.

“God said, ‘Don’t have any signboard – God will advertise your ministry to the world free of charge.’ Thank you for your advert! Let people advertise you. Don’t fight.

“If truly you are genuine, whatever people say about you – whether they condemn you, spoil your name or praise you – it is for your good. Don’t fight; take it easy. What people say about your business, family and life out there – they are for your good. If truly you are sent by God, it will turn around to favour you!”

TB JOSHUA – WHY I’M SCARED TO COLLECT OFFERINGS

“People like me are scared when it comes to collecting thanksgiving – because I don’t know where you are coming from with your money. Many can come with blood-money. They will just enter church and when it is time for offering, they will raise their offering whereas it’s blood-money. What can a man of God use that kind of blood-money for? Are they going to bless the man? This is why we ministers of God have so much to do. What we receive from our members as offering and thanksgiving is killing us.

When you see money given as offering in the church and the bowl is full – inside that is money from both good people and killers. The wicked people like the pastor to ask. If the pastor does not ask, they cannot give. If the pastor does not ask, praise them and recognise them, they cannot give. They like praise and recognition. If you want to avoid these people and stop them from putting money – don’t praise them. Let them know it’s God they give to, not you. Even don’t receive it directly.

If you don’t receive something directly from a killer, he will not give you – because he wants to be recognised. They like praise; that is their reward because they have no reward from God. To know them and recognise them is their reward. What comes from God goes to God. If what you have is from God, it will go to God – you don’t have any recognition from the pastor. Whatever you want to give God, you give it.”

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ADDRESS TO ALL AFRICANS – PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“No African country can succeed alone. Africans need each other to develop. For example: West Africa needs Southern Africa and Southern Africa needs West Africa to develop. North Africa needs East Africa and East Africa needs North Africa to develop. Indeed, we are indispensable to each other; we cannot do without each other. No one is self-sufficient.

Everyone has a contribution to make. Whether you are poor, rich, immigrant or refugee – you have a contribution to make.

With regard to issues of illegal immigrants, drugs and other crimes, our duty is to work with the law enforcement agencies by giving them useful information. It is only when these agencies fail that we can lawfully protest.

Dear Africans, we should not let other fellow Africans feel unwelcome to our countries.

Africa has neglected her youths. Africa has abandoned the youths to themselves. Africa has failed to make provision for the youths, whereas tomorrow’s Africa is the youths.

When I think about the future of Africa, I have sleepless nights. Everything looks gloomy, frustrating, hopeless, dark, darksome, shadowy, shaded, dull, sunless and unilluminated.

We all take the responsibility for this state of affairs. What then is the way forward? The Lord has instructed me to make myself available and I know God, in His infinity, must have touched other Africans, so that we can come together to remedy this challenge.

This will be posted on social media and other channels, to rally others.

Long live the future of Africa (youth). Long live Africa. May God bless you!”

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ARMED ROBBERY SURVIVOR, TB JOSHUA $50,000

tb joshua scoan Tears flowed freely at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday 12th February 2017 following the emotional testimony of Praise Sunday, a young boy literally rescued from the jaws of death.

At the tender age of 12, Praise’s world came crashing down when armed robbers mercilessly slaughtered his mother and younger sister before his eyes.

16587373_1370154306438675_7030283198736424698_o.jpgThe heartless attack, which occurred on May 8th 2016, almost claimed Praise’s life but for ‘Divine intervention’.

According to the young boy from Agbor, Delta State, the bandits first bound their feet and hands before demanding for money from his mum Edith, a widower struggling to run a small provisions store.

When the meagre amount available in the house was presented without an accompanying bank card, the thieves became vulgar and violent.

“They took my sister inside the room, cut her neck and left her dead on the floor,” Praise soberly recalled, much to the shock of the congregation. She was only 10 years old. “They then carried my mum, raped her and slaughtered her; they stabbed her in so many places.”

The young boy had just witnessed the gruesome mutilation of his beloved family – but the robbers weren’t finished.

“They left her dead on the floor and came back for me. They took me into the room where I saw my mum and sister lying in a pool of blood. They then cut my neck and stabbed me in the chest.”

Praise was thrown roughly on the floor as the criminals took their leave, assuming he had already died.

Hands and feet helplessly tied with blood spurting from the gaping wound on his neck, it seemed the end had come for Praise Sunday. Then, something extraordinary happened!

“I managed to open my eyes and saw something white, sparkling and tall like a human being. It carried me, took me to my neighbor’s gate, shook it and then disappeared.”

When his neighbour’s rushed out, they found Praise’s bloodied body dumped at their doorstep, his arms and legs bound together. Raising the alarm, they rushed him to hospital.

Lapsing in and out of consciousness and fighting for his life, Praise was taken to the General Hospital in Agbor before being transferred to the Federal Medical Centre. “Blood was pumping out like a shower; they could not control it,” he recalled of the traumatic ordeal.

Although Praise miraculously survived the attack following emergency surgery and the usage of “T.B. Joshua’s Morning Water”, he was left with his vocal chords severely damaged and a pipe inserted into his throat. For nine long months, he could not utter a single word.

After seven operations at medical institutions across the country yielding no result and several pleas for financial aid to government bodies within Delta State falling on seemingly deaf ears, the family decided to pay a visit to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos.

Hearing of his heartbreaking ordeal, T.B. Joshua – well known for his philanthropic gestures – instantly sprang into action, promising to sponsor Praise’s travel overseas for more advanced medical attention.

Shortly afterwards, the young boy left for Cape Town, South Africa with his caring aunt Mabel, “all expenses paid for by Prophet T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV partners”.

There, a four-hour major operation was conducted at Life Vincent Pallotti Hospital in Cape Town, overseen by specialists Dr Martin Vanlierde and Professor Mark De Groot.

Given a clean bill of health after several months of check-ups, Praise returned to Nigeria to testify that his vocal abilities had been completely restored.

A total of $50,000 (N25m) was spent by Joshua on Praise’s trip, covering his welfare, travelling expenses and medical bills.

Surrounded by his extended family and grateful community members, Praise’s final words spoke volumes. “I encourage the rich and privileged in society to emulate Prophet T.B. Joshua and help poor people like me. Then, Nigeria would be a much better place for us all.”

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance Nigerian journalist