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On the heels of his accurate prediction concerning the Super Eagles stalemate with Tunisia last month, Prophet TB Joshua has released yet another prophetic revelation pertaining the footballing arena, an incredible confirmation coming mere hours thereafter…

In a proclamation of uncanny precision, controversial Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has once again shocked his plethora of critics and wowed his army of supporters, this time correctly prophesying the result of Nigeria’s World Cup qualifying encounter with Mozambique, just hours before the match commenced…

“I learn you will play ball today,” said Joshua during the weekly service at The Synagogue Church of All Nations on Sunday 11th October, beamed live to the world via Emmanuel TV. It was approximately 2pm. “Do you want me to talk about it?” A thunderous roar from the crowd sounded their palpable eagerness to hear more. “Because the man was heading ball like a footballer, I quickly remembered that you have ball today,” said the prophet, referring to a member among the congregation who had earlier jerked his head under the Spirit’s influence. “We need a goal to lead the other people. If we can just have one goal to lead them. We need a goal ahead of these people. It’s not every time they will beat us. Draw, draw, draw, draw…” Proceeding to demonstrate someone scoring a goal, the prophet then shouted, “A goal!” much to the delight of the riveted Nigerians within the church. “We’ll smile differently today. This man will head a goal for us. We’ll smile.” The beaming prophet went on to demonstrate someone heading a ball, indicating the means by which Nigeria would score the winning goal in their crucial encounter with Mozambique.

Obinna Nsofor - heading Nigeria ahead

Obinna Nsofor - heading Nigeria ahead

Hours later in the Abuja National Stadium, the match between the Super Eagles of Nigeria and the Black Mambas of Mozambique kicked off at around 5:15pm. It was a critical contest that would either dash Nigeria’s World Cup dreams or keep the flames of hope alive. In a largely frustrating game with countless scoring opportunities missed by the Nigerian strikers, the game approached the final minutes with a stagnant score line, neither team able to register a single goal. As the game entered stoppage time, Nigeria frantically piled on the pressure, knowing a draw would signal an end to their South African ambitions. In literally the last attack of the match, Obafemi Martins close-range shot was parried by the impressive Mozambiquan goal-stopper Joao Kapango, only for the ball to be hooked back into the box for Obinna Nsofor to head home from six yards, finally breaking the resilient Mozambique defence. Seconds later the match ended with Nigeria securing a vital 1-0 victory, left to hope a fumble from Tunisia in the final qualifying match would gain them a ticket to South Africa 2010.

Interestingly, the outcome of last month’s qualifier between Tunisia and Nigeria was also predicted by TB Joshua. The prophet had stated on Sunday 6th September that he saw the match as a ‘balanced’ affair, further describing it as a ‘tough’ game. “They could not take a decision – who is the most powerful among the two,” he said. The match eventually ended in a 2-2 stalemate.

Prophet Joshua’s repertoire of accurate predictions continues to steadily increase, his prophetic ministry coming to the fore of late with predictions such as the deaths of Michael Jackson and Gani Fawehinmi being widely reported. The prophet is also known for his extensive charitable activities, giving over N4.3m worth of scholarships to less-privileged students in the course of the same service on Sunday 11th October, alongside N500,000 to a widow and her nine children who had been living in and eating from a rubbish dump in Delta State for over four years.

His ministry continues to attract growing support and patronage across Africa, particularly due to the popularity of his television station Emmanuel TV.

SOURCE: Africa News

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A stirring tale of glorious hope shining amidst the dark chasms of despair, of seperation and shame transfromed to unity and peace, of loneliness and homelessness replaced with life and love. Because God was involved…

Beyond the burdening, burgeoning bondage of homelessness, Mr Kefa Olatunji Taiwo had strayed slowly into the hazardous realms of hopelessness. At 60 years old, his family had scattered, any shred of dignity or self-worth left battered – his life in total tatters. Living in a bedraggled and dishevelled excuse for a shed, scantily assorted from stray aluminium and rotting wood, he had dwelt and dealt in the refuse grounds of Lagos, Nigeria for over three agonising years, surrounded by the repulsive stench of decay and debris, and the degrading stigma of a lunatic-like existence. Suicidal tendencies crept increasingly closer…

Living amidst the rubbish...

Living amidst the rubbish...

He suddenly halted before him, sensing something strange.“You are the one I am chasing.” Kefa looked up, astounded, dumbfounded. “Where is your family? Everybody is scattered in your home – and you are sleeping under the bridge, as an elderly man.” Extraodinary. His life-story unfurling uncannily from a man he had never encountered, a man he had never explained his predicament to. “You are getting old, an old man sleeping outside – and the family are scattered. Do you know where your problem comes from? This is what your mummy was telling you. The little money you had, you were going out – sometimes in the night you will not come home. You would take girlfriends. The little you had – you spent it just like that. This has destroyed you, destroyed your career.” How did he know? Whom had he told? “Something happened to you before this thing started. You met a mad woman – you never knew she’s a mad woman, and you slept with the woman. This is where the problem comes from. Today, when you sleep you see animals.” “Exactly, sir”

When Mr Taiwo walked dejectedly into The Synagogue, Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria on Sunday 30th August, unbeknown to him was the unfolding of a divine design to break the chains of poverty and restore the bonds of unity within his crises-fraught family. The prophecy took him by surprise. It was so sudden, so direct, so precise. Pastor TB Joshua narrated his life to him, a brief 30 seconds of breath-taking revelation, a concise uncovering. As he was led through the beautiful sanctuary, a flame of hope licked within his veins. Could it be a way out had actually come?

Just imagine, just consider... what do you have to give?

Just imagine, just consider... what do you have to give?

The following week he stood again before the vast SCOAN auditorium, clips of his ‘home’ broadcast to the world live on Emmanuel TV. Evangelists had accompanied Taiwo to establish the veracity of the prophecy. The crowd gasped, beholding a dank wasteland with pigs scavenging among the filth, dirty infected water up to the knees, slime and grime at every turn. And a human being lived there, slept there, ate there, amidst the clutter and litter of decomposing garbage and gunk. “I’m useless,” the former furniture maker told the evangelists. “I just have to go and hide myself here when it is night. This is a shameful place, but I have no alternative – that’s why I have to stay here, living here as a mad man,” he said, explaining how local hoodlums had burnt his only property to ashes, forcing homelessness upon him.

Accompanied by his estranged wife and 11 children, all suffering a similar fate, Mr Taiwo watched on in reflective silence. “I believe if this man is helped, he will not go back to his past life – because he has tasted suffering and hardship,” said TB Joshua, addressing the whole congregation. “And I know if blessing comes now, he will be able to maintain it. Sometimes God uses foolish things. Don’t be surprised that among these children may be the president of tomorrow. Remember the past history, remember the heroes – many of them were raised from this kind of humble background,” he explained. “The first step is to get accommodation for the family, so we can bring the family together and let them live as one. To liberate these children, we must give them scholarships. And those who want to learn a skill – we will give them that opportunity.” The pastor, famed for his unrivalled and unbridled philanthropic works, explained that if the youths were left to themselves, they would probably end up in armed robbery or prostitution out of frustrations irrationalising influence. “Give them N300,000 and five bags of rice.”

Join TB Joshua - Let's Make Poverty History

Join TB Joshua - Let's Make Poverty History

Tears of shock and joy escaped from beneficiaries and congregants alike. Never before had Kefa seen or touched such money. “I didn’t expect this. Thank you, sir,” he quibbled, words failing to form his heart-felt expressions of gratitude. “This is what we are born for, this is what we are to live for, this is what we are to die for,” smiled the prophet, ascribing all glory to God.

“Someone out there is waiting for you for a lifetime,” Joshua counselled the enthralled audience and viewers worldwide. “You cannot afford to fail them; failing them is failing God. Remember, God is speaking to you through them, saying: ‘They are fatherless, so that you can be their father.’ ‘They are lonely, so that you can be their companion.’ ‘They are in want, so that you can be their benefactor.’ ”

SOURCE: All Voices

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Innocent lives tragically snuffed out, families recklessly torn apart, beautiful hopes dashed on the rocks of blind allegations… Such is the case of many children in Nigeria and accross Africa falsely branded witches by crisis-ridden people desperately searching for scapegoats amid superstitious tendencies. The result is simply disastrous as young children barely able to reason for themselves are stigmatised and seperated from society – and in many cases, killed. But thank God, hope is rekindling for the rejected and dejected children, as Pastor TB Joshua is being used mightily by God to re-unite broken families, by unveiling the truth from God about the said accusations…

Here is one such case…

“She is the one that killed her mother! She caused my father a serious accident – they say she even attacks people in the dream. If she comes to church, they will send her away. The pastor called me and said if I keep her with me, she will destroy my family. She was born with witchcraft power – they said she cannot be delivered, that we should drive her out. If she’s going to die, let her die. It is better she dies before killing us…”

The accusations levelled against the meek 10 year old were both fierce and frequent. Labelled a symbol of satan, a societal scourge, an instigator of destruction and initiator of woe, her dark eyes filled with pain beyond her years. Despite her tender age, Favour Onyenwaku had been communally branded a witch. Before finally throwing her out of the house, Edward Jonathan and Amadi Kelechi, Favour’s uncle and cousin respectively, decided to bring the small girl from Anambra State to the famous Synagogue Church Of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria on a desperate mission to ascertain the truth from God.

The Child-Witches of Nigeria - isolated, rejected and neglected

The Child-Witches of Nigeria - isolated, rejected and neglected

Stigmatised from childhood as a witch and menace, Favour was brought up in the house of her auntie, her biological mother dying tragically seven days after birth. As she grew in stature, so did the stigma – and before long, the loathsome rumour had spread its tentacles throughout the neighbourhood, every ensuing mishap attracting her name as the prime suspect. The brazen confirmation of her witchcraft by various pastors and spiritualists further fuelled the revulsion and isolation to the point that Favour was thrown out of school and chased out of church, deserted by friends and denied by family. Uncommonly intelligent, Favour managed to return to school a week before her exams, achieving a remarkable 1st place position with a double promotion. The joy was short-lived as the community soon attributed her outstanding success to satanic sources. There were many attempted deliverances, yet with seemingly futile results, the pastors involved explaining that her case was beyond spiritual intervention since the evil powers were supposedly inborn. It seemed the only availing option was to send the little girl out to the face the perils of life without protection or provision.

TB Joshua with Favour and family

TB Joshua with Favour and family

Favour stood silently before the vast congregation of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations on Friday 28th August, T.B. Joshua looking keenly at her. It was The SCOAN monthly healing service, with over 20 000 watching the drama unfold with rapt attention. “You heard what they are saying? Are you a witch?” he asked softly. Favour looked up, emotionless. “I am not a witch.” The crowd gasped. “I did not kill my mother or cause anybody accident. I am a child of God!” She was bold and convincing, speaking with clarity and maturity far beyond her age. Praying for her momentarily, Joshua then smiled broadly. Turning to the congregation, he spoke authoritatively. “Favour is not a witch.” The crowd erupted, many unable to withhold their tears. The burden of a stigma too heavy for such young shoulders was finally lifted.

The Protesting 'Witches'...

The Protesting 'Witches'...

The following Sunday 30th August, Favour’s family recounted the sordid experience, thanking God for unveiling the truth. Leading the entire congregation in prayer on their knees for forgiveness for the heinous sin of calling one created in the image of God an image of satan, it was a time of sober and sombre reflection. The viewers watching worldwide on Emmanuel TV were touched by Favour’s harrowing experience, many calling throughout the service and pledging to financially sponsor Favour to any educational level she desired. TB Joshua explained the gift of God in Favour is what prompted satan’s attack, saying however that the experience served a purpose. “If gold must be gold, it must pass through the furnace,” he said, stating that Favour was a promised child with great potential. He said he would be ready to join the plethora of callers in sponsoring Favour to study abroad if she so desired, stating that she deserved the best.

A visibly thankful Favour testified in the church, drawing applause from the crowd for her prodigious intelligence. “I know that everything that happened to me serves a purpose. God is the One that brought us here. I thank God for making the whole world to know I am not a witch, and I have forgiven all those who accused me. I advise the whole world – if they call you a witch, just accept it – one day God will meet you and reveal the truth.” Africa News gathered that since then, Favour is being taken care of within The SCOAN premises.

In a similar event, a 10 year old boy named Victor Ivuogbe was abandoned at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations by his father following related allegations of witchcraft. Sleeping under a truck and begging for food for four days before being found, TB Joshua had earlier made a plea for his father to come and reconcile with the boy, emphasising that he was not a wizard as accused. Responding, the father, a pastor in the Assemblies of God church, came to The SCOAN, and publically reunited with his son, acknowledging his mistaken accusation. “If we make mistakes, as we all do – don’t run from God, run to Him,” said TB Joshua, encouraging the sober father. Charitable gifts of N800 000 and multiple bags of rice were also given out to widows and less privileged students in the action packed service.

Wild accusations...

Wild accusations...

The trend of children falsely accused of witchcraft and subsequently rejected and neglected is on an alarming increase within Nigeria, and indeed in different parts of Africa, people blindly looking for scapegoats when faced with crises of varying sorts. The issue recently attracted international outrage with the airing of a documentary on United Kingdom’s Channel 4 where a self-professed pastor from Akwa-Ibom State claimed to have killed over a hundred child-witches. Stepping Stones Nigeria, a UK based NGO set up to awaken awareness of the Nigerian child witches dilemma, identified religious profiteering, extreme poverty, disintegration of the extended family structure, ignorance, superstitious beliefs and broken marriages as the major causes of such irrational accusations.

In a nation where many religious leaders are shameless exploiting these superstitious beliefs for personal gain and fame, Pastor T.B. Joshua has carved a niche for himself in the areas of revelation and reconciliation. Families torn apart through such allegations of witchcraft are re-united on almost a weekly basis at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations as the truth from God is revealed regarding the said accusations. Many are financially supported thereafter on the road to rehabilitation and teams dispatched to the areas concerned to correct the wrong impression imposed on the accused.

SOURCE: Africa News, Modern Ghana, Ghana Nation

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Yet another prophetic confirmation, this time concerning the crucial qualifying match between the Super Eagles of NIgeria and Carthage Eagles of Tunisia. God is still saying something… even about football!!

As the Nigerian ‘Super Eagles’ grounded to a disappointing draw in their crucial World Cup qualifying match with Tunisia, little did they know that Pastor TB Joshua had symbolically revealed the result several hours before kick-off…

Disclosing the prophetic revelation he received the night before, the famous Nigerian cleric spoke to a packed auditorium at The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) on Sunday 6th September 2009 in a service watched by multitudes worldwide on Emmanuel TV. It was approximately 8am. “Yesterday, I kept hearing, football, football, football,” he said, much to the delight of the avid football fans in the crowd. “I said, ‘God, what is this football all about?’ And the Lord showed me everything from the beginning to the end. It came to a stage that the host of Heaven were the ones playing football – because the whole thing was tough. So, both sides – nobody played ball again. But who are these people playing football? I could not see any players again because it was tough to decide. So, both sides that were playing football – it got to a stage – the whole thing was just – here is balanced, here is balanced. But decision – what is decision? It’s like, both sides left the field. They could not take a decision – who is the most powerful among the two. So, it got to a stage, okay, go and sit down, go and sit down. I will not say more than that.”

Osase Odemwingie - scored first for the Super Eagles

Osase Odemwingie - scored first for the Super Eagles

As the people pondered on the prophetic and parabolic words from TB Joshua, Nigeria and Tunisia walked onto the pitch at the National Stadium, Abuja several hours later at 5pm, egged on by 60,000 fervent fans. In a closely fought contest which saw Nigeria take the lead on two occasions through Osaze Odemwinge and
Michael Eneramo, Tunisia grabbed a vital equaliser in the dying minutes of the second half to seal a 2-2 draw, drastically denting Nigeria’s World Cup aspirations in the process. The stalemate saw Tunisia maintain pole position in their qualifying group with only two games remaining, Nigeria left to bank on the Tunisians stumbling against either Kenya or Mozambique to ignite any hope of going to South Africa in 2010. As the prophet had said, the match was both a tough and balanced affair, neither team proving powerful enough to secure the decisive victory.

Not the first revelation relating to the field of football, it is on record that TB Joshua had also accurately spoken of the 2008 African Cup of Nations quarterfinal encounter between Nigeria and Ghana. “I’m just seeing 5 minutes,” said the prophet in the service of Sunday 3rd February 2008, indicating that something significant would happen within such timeframe. He also made the sign of the number ‘1’ in the air, symbolically conveying the margin by which victory would be achieved. “You should not allow anything to affect your joy today,” Joshua told the stunned Nigerian supporters, calling on them to ‘take heart’. True to the prophet’s words, it was in the last five minutes of the first and second half that Ghana equalised then scored the winning goal in the game that was played later that day, Ghana triumphing 2-1 to send Nigeria out of the cup.

Nigeria versus Ghana in the African Nations...

Nigeria versus Ghana in the African Nations...

Prophet Joshua’s teacher in Primary School, Mrs Margaret Tolani Adejumo, testified that this prophetic insight started right from childhood, the young Joshua often predicting the outcome of local football matches with remarkable accuracy and consistency, earning him the nickname ‘small pastor’.

TB Joshua’s prophetic ministry continues to garner growing patronage, his recent proclamations concerning the deaths of legal luminary Gani Fawehinmi and iconic pop legend Michael Jackson both making headlines across various print and online media. In his Sunday services broadcast live on Emmanuel TV, he prophesies not only of forthcoming events, but also to individuals present, oftentimes disclosing details they have never relayed to anyone else.

SOURCE: All Voices

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Details on another remarkable prophetic revelation and ensuing confirmation, each message sending forth a simple signal: God is still saying something!

The news of legendary lawyer Gani Fawenhinmi’s Death shocked Nigeria, but a Nigerian Pastor with a remarkable prophetic pedigree, had seen it almost a month earlier…

On Sunday 9th August, 2009, Prophet T.B. Joshua relayed a unique vision to the congregation of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. “This morning I woke up and the Lord was telling me I should pray for this person in a graduation gown, with a cap,” he said. “He must be a well known, he must be a very, very popular person. The fact that God can bring this issue to me – he must be well known. What has happened? When the person died, they took the picture of graduation gown to show on the screen. Who is the person? Somebody at the centre of his own world.” In a subsequent service, he expanded further details of the vision, this time specifying the day Saturday. “On Saturday, pray for protection for this hero. He is struggling with some certain things known to him and God. But I am seeing death.”

The Late Gani Fawehinmi

The Late Gani Fawehinmi

On Saturday the 5th September 2009, Gani Fawehinmi the legendary Nigerian human rights lawyer and activist died following a two year struggle with lung cancer. As news of his passing swept throughout Nigeria and beyond, local television outlets broadcast various pictures of Fawehinmi dressed in his official gown and cap, evidently the clothing TB Joshua alluded to in his vision. Thousands trooped to his official residence to pay their last respects to the late legal luminary, writing condolences in a journal underneath a large framed portrait of the lawyer clad in gown and cap, the attire he donned to fearlessly and tirelessly pursue the cause of justice, liberty and equality for all.

Described as ‘The People’s President’ and ‘The Conscience of Nigeria’, Gani spent his life campaigning for the restoration of rights for the Nigerian public, daring to defy anyone who stood in his path. Gani was a constant thorn in the flesh for corrupt government officials, arrested and imprisoned on numerous occasions for his uncompromising, tenacious and outspoken stance against crooked practices within government circles. His supporters called him “the scourge of irresponsible governments, a sphygmomanometer with which the blood pressure of dictators is gauged, the veritable conscience of the nation and the champion of the interests and causes of the masses”, Gani is clearly a man whose life and legacy are worthy of the heroic status referred to in the prophet’s utterances.

Gani Fawehinmi - What I believe in, I pursue intensely

Gani Fawehinmi - What I believe in, I pursue intensely

With his seemingly boundless energy, Gani boldly pursued and crusaded his beliefs, principles and ideals for the untrammelled rule of law and undiluted democracy, spearheading the call for protection of fundamental human rights and respect for the hopes and aspirations of the masses, often victims of the mismanagement of the Nigerian government. Gani did not deem neutrality as even optional. “I am not a middle-of-the road man,” he said. “What I believe in, I pursue intensely.” He wholeheartedly believed that if you have not found a cause worthy of dying for, you have not really lived.

Prophet TB Joshua

Prophet TB Joshua

Since his death, tributes have poured in from far and wide, presidential aspirant Pat Utomi saying: “Gani Fawehinmi belonged in a class of his own. Selfless, visionary and dogged, even in the face of enormous personal risk, so long as the cause advanced the common good, he was not a man to shy from truth or fear inconvenience.” Even former Nigerian president Ibrahim Babangida, who arrested Gani several times during his military regime, said of the activist: “Chief Gani Fawehinmi needs to be celebrated not just by members of his human rights community but by all Nigerians who have benefited from his struggles and battles to make life meaningful for mankind.”

Prophet TB Joshua’s prophetic ministry continues to draw a growing number of viewers to Emmanuel TV, baffled by the uncanny consistency of his words and works. In a generation without faith and hope, people are desperately seeking evidence of Christ’s reality and power, tired of mere words within religious circles. The ministry of TB Joshua certainly provides such.

SOURCE: All Voices

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Remarkable confirmations flying in fast and furious… God is still saying something…

As Indonesians quaked under the crushing earthquake of 2nd September 2009, a tremor measuring a powerful 7.0 on the Richter scale, a pastor in faraway Nigeria had prophetically spoken of the disaster weeks earlier…

Indonesia is known for devastating quakes...

Indonesia is known for devastating quakes...

On Sunday 9th August, Pastor T.B. Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria spoke of a natural disaster, alluding specifically to the letters ‘UN’. “Pray for this nation,” said the Prophet. “I’m seeing what has happened in the past, that the ground opens and people sink and the buildings… This one now carries UN out of the letters I’m seeing.” A fortnight later on Sunday 23rd August 2009, the prophet unveiled the date of the aforementioned disaster, saying, “Fast and pray, on the 2nd of next month,” emphasising the date four times in the course of the service.

In the early hours of Wednesday 2nd September 2009, an earthquake shook the Asian nation of Indonesia resulting in nearly 100 fatalities. Triggering deadly landslides and collapsing countless buildings, the climbing death toll confirms the intensity of the calamity, rescue teams still searching for those missing under the debris. A nation prone to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions due to its locality on the infamous “Ring of Fire”, Indonesians authorities are still making frantic efforts to provide aid to those affected in remote areas.

Rescue Operations amid the fatal landslides...

Rescue Operations amid the fatal landslides...

Due to the magnitude of damage caused, the United Nations universally known as the UN took part in an emergency rescue and assessment mission on the Indonesian island of Java. Almost 24,000 houses were either totally or partially damaged in the disaster, with some 367 schools and 353 places of worship in West Java also affected, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs.

TB Joshua had earlier this year prophesied concerning the terrorist bombings in two prominent hotels in Jakarta, Indonesia, explicitly mentioning July 16th to 17th, the very dates of the attack. His prophetic messages are always broadcast live through Emmanuel TV, a Christian television station growing remarkably in stature and status, particularly throughout the African continent.

SOURCE: Modern Ghana, All Voices

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Another revelation, another confirmation, another indication…. a prophet is in our midst

In a succession of flag-related prophecies spanning two months, each new revelation unveiling a fresh detail, Prophet TB Joshua has yet again surprised his critics, this time with an accurate pronouncement concerning the details following the recent death of the famed US senator, Edward Kennedy…

A Flag Covered Coffin - The Rain Falling...

A Flag Covered Coffin - The Rain Falling...

On Sunday 30th May, TB Joshua spoke prophetically concerning the flag of a country, stating: “There is rain and the flag is outside, and I see the rain fall on the flag…” Weeks later on Sunday 14th June, he reiterated: “Remember a flag of a country that I told you I saw outside and the rain was falling. Pray and pray. What will make the flag to be the one to cover the coffin? This is what I am seeing.” Piecing the puzzle slowly together, the following month on Sunday 12th July he mentioned the flag a third time, this time stating he sees ‘the flag was brought down’ and repeating a call for prayer. The final revelation was the following week on Sunday 19th July where he said the ‘flag that is being pulled down’ was ‘in the middle’, proceeding to say this was his last word on the flagging issue.

Clinton, Bush, Obama - Paying their last respects...

Clinton, Bush, Obama - Paying their last respects...

Months later on the night of Tuesday 25th August 2009, US Senator Edward Kennedy, recognised as one of the most influential senators in history, died following a yearlong battle with brain cancer. The death of Senator Kennedy touched the entire nation of the USA , a grief-stricken Barack Obama issuing a presidential proclamation that US flags around the world fly at half mast in honour of the celebrated Senator.

The Famous Kennedy's...

The Famous Kennedy's...

On Thursday 27th August, 2009, the coffin of Senator Kennedy draped in the American flag was escorted through the streets of Boston where it finally halted at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library. Throughout Thursday and Friday, an approximate 45,000 people filed past the Democratic legend’s flag-draped coffin, paying their final respects for his life and legacy. Amidst heavy rain, thousands lined the streets of Boston on Saturday morning as the coffin was escorted to the Basilica where the funeral took place, the rain falling on the coffin in the course of the procession necessitating a plastic covering. A military honour guard carried the flag-draped coffin into the church as the steady rain fell.

US flags flying at half mast... as foretold by TB Joshua

US flags flying at half mast... as foretold by TB Joshua

With yet another prophetic fulfilment, the constancy of TB Joshua’s predictions remain a source of surprise and acclaim within African religious circles, people progressively taking more heed of the prophet’s words and tuning into his live service on Emmanuel TV to hear the opinion of God.

SOURCE: All Voices

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The head of Foursquare Churches in Zambia, Boniface Mwanza, wrote this intriguing article in the ‘Times of Zambia’ concerning the authenticity of Pastor TB Joshua’s ministry…

THERE has been so much controversy surrounding Nigerian prophet TB Joshua, a man renowned world over yet most vilified for his miracle healing services and predictions. The controversies have been raging ever since TB Joshua’s ministry stormed into the public domain bringing into question the legitimacy of his works. In talking about legitimacy, I am referring to the standards as set forth in the Scriptures, which would help us identify a genuine prophet. Who then is TB Joshua?

T.B. Joshua whose full names are Temitope Balogun Joshua was born on June 12, 1963, in a village called Arigidi, in Ikare Akoko, Ondo State of Nigeria. He is married to Evelyn and has four children. TB Joshua, the founder and pastor of the Synagogue Church of All Nations is said to have sparked controversy starting with his mysterious birth. He allegedly remained in his mother’s womb for 15 months before he was born. He attended primary school at St Steven Anglican school from 1971-1977, but failed to complete one year of secondary school. But as he was growing up, he was known as a “small pastor” because of his love for the Bible and ability to predict things to come in his community. He further gained reputation for spiritual prowess after confronting and disarming a madman who was wielding a machete in the school premises. While in school he was the leader of a scripture union.

When Joshua started the Synagogue Church of All Nations in 1987, he just had a handful of members but since then the church has grown far beyond the shores of Nigeria. More than 15,000 members attend the weekly Sunday service. Numerous videos have been produced documenting the healing of incurable sickness, cancer, paralysis, AIDS, showing people’s conditions before, during and after prayer. Medical doctors have examined the patients before and after and have testified to a supernatural activity beyond medical science. TB Joshua does not even claim to be healer but says, “I am just God’s servant”.

TB Joshua has made phenomenal predictions in full view of a global audience on the satellite Christian Television, Emmanuel TV and all of them have come to pass. He predicted the death of president Levy Mwanawasa a month before it happened, the disastrous cyclone in Myanmar, the attempted assassination of the prime minister of Lesotho Pakalitha Mosisili, resignation of Pakistan president Pervez Musharaf, the comet slam into planet Jupiter which caused quite a fray in the scientific community and more recently the death of American pop star Michael Jackson.

TB Joshua

TB Joshua

On Michael Jackson’s death, the prophet was seen by a global audience via his television network saying, “I see a star being rushed to the hospital but he wont come back home, the whole world will be shocked. He is a great star in his world”. To add mystery to this prediction, TB Joshua sent a message through the pop star’s associates to let Michael come for prayer and deliverance in Nigeria. The associates thought the message a bit misplaced, because Michael was declared medically fit by his doctors and he was billed for a world concert tour beginning July 13. But alas! That was not to be, he died on June 25 before seeing Prophet TB Joshua.

Despite all these happenings Prophet TB Joshua has come under heavy attack from many, some of whom have labelled him a false prophet. And the debate about the authenticity of his ministry unfortunately has been orchestrated by a section of the clergy within the charismatic Pentecostal brand of Christendom. This has left many lay people unfamiliar with scriptures, let alone issues of Christian theology confused, as reverends or bishops are keener to criticise prophet TB Joshua than providing Biblical counsel.

Since the beaming of Emmanuel TV on free channel stations in most parts of Zambia, we have witnessed an unprecedented following of TB Joshua’s programmes. As a result, emotive debates have emerged from the pulpits to the pews, between clergy and lay people. The man has arrived on the scene, should we dismiss him or his utterances as the ravings of a madman? How do we know for sure that we have a prophet among us?

This article is written on the assumption that the readers hold to the sacredness of the Bible as the inspired scriptures from whence we would draw our authority in judging a matter as heresy or sound doctrine. It is against this background that we seek to examine the ministry of this man, in the light of scriptures. There are fundamental rules in the scriptures, which must be used to judge whether something is of God, or not. In the absence of this knowledge, one would easily find themselves opposing God or abetting apostasy. To begin with, if one does not subscribe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, they will have nothing to do with this subject at hand because there would be no basis by which any meaningful discourse can rest upon.

But if we want to find out if he is a fraud as some are claiming, or a true servant of the Lord, we can only do so with the aid of scriptures. Let’s examine for example the standards used in the scriptures to test a prophet. Deuteronomy 18:20; “But a prophet who presumes to speak in my name anything I have not commanded him to say, or prophet who speaks in the name of other gods, must be put to death. You may say to yourselves, ‘how can we when a message has been spoken by the Lord? If what a prophet proclaims in the name of the Lord does not take place or come true, that is a message the Lord has not spoken. That prophet has spoken presumptuously, do not be afraid of him”.(New International Version)

The precise knowledge of the future according to this scripture, is a preserve of the Most High God, and only God can reveal detailed events to happen in the future to His servants. Therefore, if a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord and the events take place, then you need to pay heed lest you find yourself opposing the Holy Spirit.

In the book of 1 John 4:2 :“This is how you can recognise the Spirit of God; every spirit that acknowledges Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the anti-christ which you head is coming and even now is already in the world”. The authenticity of any ministry is tested by how they profess about who Jesus Christ is. From all accounts, TB Joshua proclaims Jesus Christ to have come in the flesh hence his motto “Emmanuel” which translates God with us. His messages and sermons lift Jesus as the Christ! And what more?

Signs and wonders are daily phenomena in his ministry, just the way it was as recorded in the book of Mark16:20: “then the disciples went and preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by signs that accompanied it”. It is amazing that some of the most fearsome critics of TB Joshua have no signs and wonders in their ministry and they want to take it upon themselves to persecute this great man of God. Is it not surprising, that even Jesus in his earthly ministry was accused of casting evil spirits by the powers of Beelzebub? Can these same critics who call themselves bishops, reverends, pastors and all manner of description show us one thing they are doing in their ministries that can fit into God’s compassion for humanity?

TB Joshua’s humanitarian effort touches the needs of widows. The physically challenged and orphans have benefited in his educational support projects. Recently the federal President of Nigeria, Musa Yar’Adua, a Muslim himself awarded him with “Officer of the Order of the Federal Republic” in recognition of his humanitarian efforts. Most people who persecute Joshua, particularly clergymen are moved by jealous and envy as he seems to expose fake ministries by his tremendous charities without begging for money. Anyone who is a true seeker of truth can know in the light of scriptures that for sure there is a prophet among us.

By BONIFACE MWANZA

SOURCE: The Times of Zambia, Modern Ghana, Ghana Nation

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Another prophetic proclamation, the resulting confirmation incredible!

Typhoon Morakot - Hit Taiwan on Friday 7th August

Typhoon Morakot - Hit Taiwan on Friday 7th August

The fulfilment of yet another prophecy of remarkable accuracy testifies volubly to the validity of TB Joshua’s divine calling, leaving even his most vocal critics voiceless…

On Sunday 19th July, 2009, the Nigerian prophet spoke of an impending natural disaster, set to strike an Asian country. “The sea is warming up,” explained the prophet. “There is going to be an earthquake and that will flush, bring the water into the city, into the community and it would look like a tsunami. Those living very close to the sea – this is a warning. This is an Asian country.” A week later, the dates of the imminent calamity were revealed: “Pray and fast in the month of August. August 7, 8, 9, 10.”

The disastrous effects of Typhoon Morakot

The disastrous effects of Typhoon Morakot

In a devastating whirlwind of geological unrest, Friday 7th of August saw Typhoon Morakot strike Taiwan, forerunning a spell of extreme weather conditions throughout the Asia pacific region. Leaving a trail of devastation and destruction in its wake, the weekend of Morakot’s wrath from Friday 7th August through to Monday 10th August affected a staggering 11 million people in China alone, over 1 million forced to evacuate. 2.6 meters (102 inches) of rain fell on southern and central parts of Taiwan, the worst recorded rainfall for over half a century, with thousands rendered homeless and hundreds of lives lost in the ensuing flooding, land and mudslides. Rescue teams are still battling to locate the thousands reported missing, with news of entire villages submerged under mudslides triggered by the typhoon.

Another Prophecy From TB Joshua Miraculously Fulfilled

Another Prophecy From TB Joshua Miraculously Fulfilled

As Morakot wreaked chaos, the 10th August saw Typhoon Etau hit west Japan and two earthquakes shake the sea beds of the Indian and Pacific oceans, prompting a Tsunami warning for five surrounding countries. On the four consecutive days in August specified by TB Joshua, 7, 8, 9, 10, these disasters made headline news worldwide.

Built in years, destroyed in days

Built in years, destroyed in days

The prophetic utterances were beamed live via Emmanuel TV, Joshua’s Christian television station. With an impressive record of accurate predictions, their uncanny consistency proving this is beyond coincidence, the world continues to watch, eager to discover what God will unveil next through His servant.

SOURCE: All Voices

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The Weekly Spectator of Nigeria carried the remarkable story of Marlon Jackson’s visit to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations on it’s cover page. It is a compelling read, documenting both TB Joshua’s prophecy concerning the late King of Pop and Marlon’s subsequent visit, alongside an exclusive interview with Tee-Mac Iseli. Written by the CNN African Journalist of the Year in 2006, Shola Oshunkeye, enjoy…

For a long time to come, Prophet T.B. Joshua and his church, The Synagogue Church of Nations, will continue to make headlines, for good or for ill. The church made another epoch, last Sunday, when it held, what may enter the Guinness Book Of Records, as the longest singular service ever in the history of contemporary Christianity and Christendom. The service, which featured soul-stirring music by the church’s mass choir, healing and prophetic sessions and Word ministration, lasted for 13 hours! Did you say ‘oops’?

Well, you ‘aint’ seen anything as the Americans would say. The parishioners participated joyously in every minute, every activity of the extremely long service without showing any visible sign of boredom or tiredness! But unknown to the thousands of exultant parishioners, Marlon, the late Michael Jackson’ immediate elder brother, was in the house. He was accompanied by TEE MAC Omatshola Iseli, Nigeria’s world renowned flutist, president of Allied Minerals, and Marlon’s business associate; two black Mayors, and some associates. Marlon, who has been a regular visitor to Nigeria since the beginning of this year, had arrived Nigeria, upper week, in furtherance of the mega billion dollar tourism empire that he, TEE MAC, and their business associates in America, are going to build in Badagry. But he took time off to consult with Prophet T.B. Joshua, who had foretold the tragic end of his superstar younger brother.

Marlon Jackson Mourning His Brother

Marlon Jackson Mourning His Brother

Joshua, had, on Sunday, January 4, this year, told his congregation to pray for “a great star who would go on a journey of no return.” Here are the exact words he used in delivering the prophetic message: “Fast and pray. Use Psalm 91 and take note of verse 7,8,9. Pray. I’m seeing a great star whom the world [is] shouting, ‘Hey, hey, hey!’ In his own area, he’s famous, he’s known everywhere. Great, too great. Because I see something will begin to happen to that star and that may likely end in him to pack his load and go to the journey of no return. But I don’t know when that journey [is].”

A month later, precisely on Sunday, February 22, 2009, he repeated his call for intercessory prayer for the “great star” who was now “between life and death.” His words again: “Last time, there was a message given concerning somebody who’s between life and death. Not in your community here and I said we should pray. I want you to raise up your voice. If it is the will of God, there’s nothing we can do about it. But raise up your voice…, pray for this person. When it happens, you know something happens. He’s too young to leave your midst.”

The Late King of Pop - TB Joshua Predicted His Death...

The Late King of Pop - TB Joshua Predicted His Death...

The man in The Synagogue did not stop there. He invited TEE MAC to a private meeting and urged him to tell Marlon about the scary revelation about Michael Jackson, and the urgent need for the superstar to rush to Lagos for healing and deliverance. That was on June 12, 2009, the prophet’s birthday. “I was very worried about the prediction by the man of God, having followed his past predictions, which came to pass with amazing accuracy,” says TEE MAC in an interview with The Spectator on Wednesday. “So, I called Marlon immediately and told him what the man of God had seen and said. Marlon said Michael was very busy rehearsing at the moment, and that going by what he knew, Michael was okay health-wise.” Sadly, the King of Pop slumped and died in his sprawling mansion in Los Angeles on Thursday, June 25.

Contrary to the expectations of the few people that were privy to Marlon’s visit to The Synagogue, he met Joshua, in a private suite at the church shortly on arrival at about 3.30p.m. Both men later came down together and Joshua began the healing session at the church’s ante area. For close to one hour, Marlon sat, arms folded across his chest, transfixed, watching astounding miracles unfurl before his very eyes. At a point, he seemed so totally lost a white lady had to be explaining certain things to him and he continually nodded or smiled his appreciation. At another point, he gasped in awe as a Cameroonian lady, a self-confessed ‘queen of the coast’ charged at Joshua a few times as the prophet exorcised the evil spirit from her.

Pastor TB Joshua - a 21st century prophet

Pastor TB Joshua - a 21st century prophet

Finally, the healing session ended at about 5 p.m. And Prophet Joshua returned to the sanctuary to resume the service. But Marlon, TEE MAC, the Mayors and their associates did not enter with the pastor. To the disappointment of some of the worshippers who later learnt that Marlon was in the house and had been waiting anxiously for that moment when the prophet would introduce him to the congregation, and pray for him as he would do to the scores of foreign dignitaries that regularly throng the place, they left.

TEE MAC was to later inform this correspondent that their late arrival from Benin that Sunday caused the alteration in the programme. They were billed to arrive in the church at 9.00 a.m. and start the first service with the congregation, but they missed their flight in Benin, and they had to wait till afternoon for the second and final flight from Benin to Lagos that day. They were dead tired by the time they got to Lagos, and the church, which, perhaps, necessitated the private ministration and audience Joshua granted Marlon.

However, there were indications, at press time, that Marlon would “worship fully and openly at The Synagogue whenever he returns to the country. “And that will be very soon,” one of the evangelists confirmed to us.
Although those in the know were upbeat about the music star-turned-businessman’s visit to the church, it was nothing extraordinary to the man in The Synagogue. Rather, it seemed routine. “I thank God for the life of Marlon and his relationship with God, which, of course made him to decide to visit our little corner in Lagos,” he says humbly. “Although I’m happy he came, like I’m happy the lowest person in the congregation came, only God can claim the glory. No man can share God’s glory with Him.”

Even though Joshua is renowned for miracles, his prophetic ministry has revved several notches up in recent years with his accurate predictions on some world events. Among the events that he predicted with uncanny accuracy are the death of the former South Korean president, the February 13, 2009 plane crash in New York and the release of Ingrid Betancourt from the Colombian jungle last year. “His ministry is attracting a growing fanatical following, particularly across Africa, and many African leaders such as John Evans Atta Mills of Ghana regularly frequent his church for spiritual support and guidance,” informs a regular worshipper in the church.

Meanwhile, Michael Jackson continues to make wave in death as much as he made while alive. Investigations into his death are causing as much stir as the various controversies that dogged much of his adult life. “Since his death on June 25,” writes Google news, “MJ’s unofficial autopsy has been leaked, his children’s custody has been under scrutiny, people with secret stashes of his money have come forward, a supposed love-child has emerged from Norway, and his prosthetic nose is missing. Seems like even in death the guy won’t escape rumours, controversy, and ridicule.”

Michael Jackson - causing contraversy even in death

Michael Jackson - causing contraversy even in death

The Associated Press, AP, reported Wednesday that Dr. Conrad Murray, the superstar’s personal doctor, has admitted to police that he actually “gave Michael shots of propofol. Propofol is believed to be the killing agent behind Jackson’s death and is a sedative given intravenously in hospitals to knock patients out for surgery — only Murray was using it to help Jackson sleep.” With investigators narrowing their scrutiny to Murray, the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) spent hours at the doctor’s house and clinic in Las Vegas; and evidence gathered so far may lead them charging him for manslaughter.

INTERVIEW – Michael Jackson could have lived if he had seen T.B. Joshua -TEE MAC

TEE MAC Omatshola Iseli, Nigeria’ s internationally acclaimed flutist, and president of Allied Minerals, a mining company, is a long time family friend of the legendary Jackson family. He is also a personal friend and business associate of Marlon Jackson, the immediate elder brother of Michael Jackson, the iconic King of Pop who died suddenly on June 25, 2009. In this interview, TEE MAC confirmed that Prophet T.B. Joshua consulted and implored him to pressurise the Jackson Family, especially Marlon, to persuade the superstar to come to his church at Ikotun, Lagos for healing. Michael never got the message because he was immersed in rehearsals for his 50 ‘This Is It’ residency gigs at the O2 Arena in London. TEE MAC believes that Michael would have lived had he made the trip.
Excerpts from the interview:

Tee Mac - TB Joshua warned him of Jackson's demise

Tee Mac - TB Joshua warned him of Jackson's demise

Spectator: How did you get to know about Pastor T.B. Joshua’s prophecy concerning Michael Jackson’s unfortunate demise?
Tee Mac: On June 12, this year, I went to the birthday party of Prophet T.B. Joshua and he sent somebody to call me upstairs to talk. He told me that Michael Jackson was very sick and needed healing and deliverance. He stated that I should tell Marlon (Jackson, the late legend’s immediate elder brother) immediately to bring Michael to Nigeria, specifically to The Synagogue. He said Michael was in great danger and needed urgent divine help.

Spectator: How did you react? Did you tell Marlon and what was his reaction? And Michael’s, too, if they ever told him about T.B. Joshua.
Tee-Mac: I was very worried about the prediction by the man of God, having followed his past predictions, which came to pass with amazing accuracy. So, I called Marlon immediately and told him what the man of God had seen and said. Marlon said Michael was very busy rehearsing at the moment, and that going by what he knew, Michael was okay health-wise. It is regrettable that Michael never made the trip to Nigeria. It is lamentable that he died the way he did.

Spectator: Do you really believe that if Michael had made it to Prophet Joshua, he would have lived?
Tee-Mac: With what I have seen over the years at The Synagogue, I believe that Prophet T.B. Joshua could have done what he always does: heal Michael.

Marlon Jackson - in his younger days...

Marlon Jackson - in his younger days...

Spectator: Are you a member of the church? If yes, how long have you been? And what took you there?
Tee-Mac: I am a close friend of the Man of God. I am not actually a member of The Synagogue but I have always admired the Man of God for the help he renders to everybody without asking for anything in return. He has helped so many musicians we sent to him; and I think we should all rally around him and make a statement to the world that those who talk bad about him don’t even know him.

Spectator: Can you tell us a few of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prophesy that awed you and reinforced your belief in his ministry?
Tee-Mac: When Chief Abiola asked him if he would win the disputed June 12, 1993 presidential election, Prophet T.B. Joshua stated yes, but you will not become the President of Nigeria, and there are other predictions that he made that have come to pass with astonishing accuracy. Let me stop at the Abiola example for now.

Spectator: TEE MAC has never been known to be a religious person. How did you become a Christian and a worshipper at The Synagogue?
Tee-Mac: You are very wrong there. Shola, contrary to your belief about me, I am a very religious person having studied religious philosophy my whole life. I respect every religion and enjoy worshiping with serious people because every religion has some truth.

Spectator: Finally, how do you react to the plethora of bad publicity T.B. Joshua keeps getting despite the enormous work he is doing in the lives of people all over the world?
Tee-Mac: I am going through the same thing with PMAN (Performing Musicians Association of Nigeria). There are journalists who don’t verify their stories and they just write anything because somebody has given them money. A lot of people are simply jealous about the tremendous respect Prophet T.B. Joshua has worldwide. Some of the critics are pastors who have all the grammar in the world but no healing power, who have no power to deliver.

Prophet TB Joshua - The persecution we suffer in the hands of our detractors causes us to be known all over the world

Prophet TB Joshua - The persecution we suffer in the hands of our detractors causes us to be known all over the world

Spectator: Those who criticize him most are failed prophets, did you say?
Tee-Mac: Your words, not mine. But you are right in a way. The most ardent critics of Prophet T.B. Joshua are failed pastors and prophets. They are jealous and think that Prophet T.B. Joshua gets his power from some magical entity or through black magic. Black magic and juju is an illusion of the illiterates and that makes them illiterate too. Last year, over 60,000 people came from all over the world to worship at The Synagogue. That makes The Synagogue the number one tourist place in Nigeria. I have spoken to countless people who came from countless countries and nobody has ever spoken ill about Prophet T. B. Joshua. One of my Indian mining friends had a back problem for over 15 years and when the Man of God touched him during the prayer line, the problem went away. I still receive mails where my friend always sends his regards to the Prophet.

By Shola Oshunkeye, CNN African Journalist of The Year 2006

SOURCE: Weekly Spectator – Volume 1 No.65

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