“This Is A Shock!”
Getting to the bottom of people’s problems was prevalent when T.B. Joshua also known as ‘the man in the Synagogue’ gave personal prophetic messages to many in his service at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations who had almost given up hope. It was just the soothing medicine Archbishop Andrew Ndubano from Botswana needed. T.B. Joshua explained his situation in a prophecy that Ndubano was a man of God but that he wanted to abandon the ministry after three ministers who had been under him went to the river for baptism and drowned.
Ndubano got to the point where he almost gave up hope and it was at that point that God used T.B. Joshua to speak life into his hopeless situation through the message of prophecy. T.B. Joshua started the prophecy with the encouraging words, “Don’t give up. God loves you.” He continued, “I know you are facing so much destruction and they are giving you a name that you use evil powers. You are in between decision – to leave the ministry and rest. You have many branches. You have got to a crossroads. Don’t give up.” Shocked by the accurate word of prophecy from a man he had never spoken to before but who stated the events exactly as they had occurred in his life, Ndubano, overcome by emotion, broke down in tears in front of The SCOAN congregation.
Picking up in the spirit the thoughts of his heart, T.B. Joshua asked Ndubano, “What is the cause of these thoughts? Ndubano responded, “They said they will kill me.” Reassuringly, T.B. Joshua said, “I’m seeing you as a minister of God. What happened has happened. There’s no trace of evil from you”. The prophecy was the salve for every sore that Ndubano had suffered. God in His infinite mercy had used one of His servants, Prophet T.B. Joshua to vindicate another of His servants – Archbishop Ndubano.
Later during the service, T.B. Joshua conducted an exclusive interview with Ndubano, the latter’s wife at his side. Viewers worldwide who tuned into Emmanuel TV saw written on their television screens clearly who the man T.B. Joshua was interviewing, live, “Archbishop Andrew Ndubano of St Johns Apostolic Faith Ministry, Botswana.” In talking to Ndubano, T.B. Joshua addressed the family of the three ministers that died in the unfortunate incident, “The three pastors the case concerns – we know they have families and I want to invite the families. I know in Botswana they will be watching. I want to be part of the families. I want to tell them we love them. Thank God the three pastors died as Martyrs. I want to give an invitation to the families for a full reconciliation.” T.B. Joshua also said that he wanted the families to come for counselling.
Ndubano’s response: “I just want to point out that I was just in the midst. I’d not met the Prophet before. He just picked me out from the crowd. This is a shock. He just picked me out and said, ‘You’re a man of God.’ My conscience is free; I’m no longer bound in chains. I am very pleased because the people he invited believe in the prophecy of the Holy Spirit. Prophecy is never a lie”. Sharing her husband’s joy, Ndubano’s wife said, “Glory be to God. I’m happy because my husband is free.”
Having reached a crossroads, Ndubano was no longer in between decisions. Thanks to the prophecy which declared him innocent of the accusation levelled against him, he decided not to abandon the ministry. It was a lesson to all those watching that, “Anything close to Jesus receives attack” and that, “No matter how close we are to Jesus, there are some unchangeable events that prayer and fasting cannot change. Just as fire cannot destroy gold, so also, hard times cannot destroy you as a Christian.” – T.B. Joshua.
A Whitish thing In The Sky
Many watched in awe as prophecies of international significance given by T.B. Joshua come to pass. Video footage of the confirmation was aired live. One concerned ‘a whitish thing in the sky’. At the beginning of the year in January 2010, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophetic message concerning something that he saw in the sky that would have negative effects. He gave a call to fast and pray on Thursday, mentioning a natural disaster – something falling like a whitish thing that would stop the whole system that would come from the hill – a strange thing. On Thursday 15th April, 2010, the very day mentioned by Prophet T.B. Joshua, a massive cloud of volcanic ash (whitish in colour) following a volcanic eruption in Iceland drifted into European airspace, grounding all flights and leaving tens of thousands of passengers stranded across Europe and affecting businesses worldwide. The disaster affecting at least 22 European countries had brought European airspace to a standstill. The negative effects of the volcanic ash were widespread. News from the media reported negative effects to aircraft, people’s health and disruption on a scale unprecedented. World leaders including President Obama who planned to attend the funeral of President Lech Kaczynski in Poland on Sunday remained in limbo as volcanic ash from Iceland continued to ground flights to and from Europe.
Prophet T.B. Joshua also gave a prophetic message concerning an earthquake that would happen in the nation of China and cause a big destruction. He said he could see a disaster in China – a situation where nothing would work, no schools, nothing, people would die and there would be nowhere for people to run to. The Prophet also spoke about the weather conditions mentioning that the weather would be extremely cold. On Wednesday 14th April 2010, the prophecy happened. News broke out that a massive earthquake had hit the nation of China causing a big destruction and leaving many hundreds dead and ten thousand injured. Homes and schools were destroyed and thousands were left in extremely cold weather conditions, without shelter. The Prophet commented that time would not permit to air the other prophecy confirmations, one of which concerned the recent assassination of an Indian politician during a public meeting in broad daylight
“Thank You, Jesus; I can Walk!”
Perhaps one of the most amazing happenings in the service was God’s mercy and favour towards many sick and afflicted people in the overflow crowd outside the church auditorium – about a four minute walk from where the man of God was preaching. Using the name of Jesus Christ in prayer and without seeing or even touching them, T.B. Joshua in the anointing of the Lord prayed for the healing of many both inside and outside the church (overflow) and they were miraculously healed. Glory, a young lady from Delta State, Nigeria was among those who experienced that the right hand of God is power. After an accident rendering her unable to walk, she hobbled painfully on crutches.
She was miraculously healed in the overflow section during the prayer and she exclaimed: “Thank You, Jesus, I can walk!” and indeed she walked the four minute stretch from where she was healed in the overflow right into the church auditorium to share her touching testimony. Throwing away her crutches, Glory stated that she no longer had any need of them. Needless to say, Glory who truly experienced the glory of God was ecstatic!
A Sermon To Touch The Heart
It was a message that spoke to everyone – a message that raised a question to which everyone had the same answer… “Who Needs Forgiveness?” The lively congregation of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations responded in one accord with the common answer, “I do!” T.B. Joshua had all meticulously tuned to his thought provoking message which, without a doubt, must have touched the hardest of hearts. The message – Who Needs forgiveness? – delivered by T.B. Joshua on 18th April 2010 during the live Sunday service caused many a man (and woman) to look inwards and see the need for a change of heart. And just in case there were any self-acclaimed perfect individuals amongst the congregation, the Prophet ‘set the record straight’ by quoting the Book of books – the Holy Bible: “One thing is clear”, he said, “ ‘All have sinned and fallen short of the glory’ ”(Romans 3:23). The man of God immediately encouraged the congregation whether they fell into the category of ‘righteous and holy’ or ‘guilty and condemned’ by saying, “Whether your sins are great or small, Jesus is able to forgive them”.
Reminding them of the initial question he had asked them at the beginning, “Who needs forgiveness?” Smiling, T.B. Joshua said, “I am happy that you know that you need forgiveness. Forgiveness of sin strikes the root of all pain, all discomfort. When you are forgiven you are healed, redeemed and blessed. T.B. Joshua’s teaching enabled many to discover the root cause of their problems. The answer was made simple: earnestly seek God’s forgiveness as forgiveness of sin strikes the root of all pain.
The Prophet seemed to hit the nail on the head when he said, “You have many questions going through your mind. One of the questions: ‘Why do your problems keep recurring?’ They keep recurring simply because you are dealing with the problem, rather than the cause of the problem…” It was a real eye-opener for many, challenging them to get to the ‘bottom’ of their problems once and for all! The reader might also dare rise to the challenge.
Justice Defence and Security Minister of Botswana
Several VIP’s were also present at the live service including Ramadeluka Seretse – Justice Defence and Security Minister of Botswana – an active participant in The SCOAN service. In sharing his experience at the end of the service, he commented on how much he had enjoyed the service and strongly encouraged leaders – those in positions of authority to tune in to Emmanuel TV and those who already tuned – to keep on watching.