TB Joshua and the most visited destination

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Prophet T.B Joshua

Writing By Olorunfemi Vanuatu

Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua popularly referred to as TB Joshua is definitely a household name. The Prophet, who is the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), is indeed a man after God’s heart. There is, however, no doubt that this is an outstanding proclamation for the unassuming prophet of God.

He has been first in different areas in the propagation of the gospel and the deliverance of God’s people all around the continent from demonic bondage, especially. There is no gain saying the fact that he values people’s lives more than any material things in this world.

Of a truth, the SCOAN has proved time and again to be not just a church but a movement of God’s generals under the leadership of Prophet TB Joshua to harvest souls for the kingdom of God like no other.

To Prophet TB Joshua, the most important thing today is to ensure that those first in God’s kingdom do not become the last and eventually miss salvation. Additionally, the SCOAN is a deliverance church with the special anointing water for all, irrespective of church denomination.

The objective focus of Prophet TB Joshua for now is vigorous evangelism locally and globally to all continents in anticipation of God’s miracle. Besides, the General Overseer of SCOAN, who is a philanthropist to the core, takes care of the needy, sponsoring the less privilege in all ramifications and adding value to the world. Those who should know believe that SCOAN is truly a place for true worshipers and a lot will have to come from the members and other believers in the church doctrine.

As they practice this, it is expected that these true worshipers would make the world a better place as preached and practiced by Prophet TB Joshua. Who else can achieve this feat, if he is not a man after God’s heart?

The SCOAN has been described as “Nigeria’s biggest tourist attraction” and “the most visited destination” by religious tourists in West Africa, with thousands of foreigners flocking to attend the church’s weekly services. It is worthy to note here that about two million local and foreign tourists visit the SCOAN annually.

The figures released by the Nigerian Immigration Service indicated that six out of every ten foreign travellers coming into Nigeria are headed for the SCOAN, a fact discussed in Zimbabwean parliament when addressing the economic potentials of religious tourism.

Also, the SCOAN anointing water has worked wonders; as many have also claimed to be healed through the anointing water that has been prayed over by Prophet TB Joshua and given to those who are unable to physically attend his church in Lagos.

For a fact, many others also claimed they were protected from deadly incidents because they had the water with them.

Prophet TB Joshua’s SCOAN is involved in extensive humanitarian projects worldwide.

A Forbes blogger estimated that Joshua has spent $20 million on charitable activities. Several media reports show the church has donated large sums of money in order to help orphans, widows, elderly, physically challenged and destitute. There is also a rehabilitation programme for militants from Nigeria’s volatile Niger Delta region, repentant armed robbers and sex workers who came to the church for deliverance.

The humble servant of God, TB Joshua, also joined his team in several of the humanitarian journeys they undertake to less-privileged communities in and outside the country

Unlike other Pastors who have failed to do the needful in community support, TB Joshua has come to the aid of several communities in distress.

One of such feat is the provision of two transformers to a local community after theirs was burned beyond repairs. The Prophet donated over N26million towards restoring electricity and putting an end to over two years of power outage in four councils in Akoko area of Ondo State.

The cleric has additionally made several large donations not only to the Nigerian Police in Nigeria but to the Police in Ghana and Colombia.

Those in the know also disclosed that SCOAN has a scholarship programme which caters for the academic needs of students in their thousands.

This ranges from primary to tertiary education. In 2012, Joshua sponsored a Nigerian student doing a PhD in Oxford University, with Nigerian media reporting she received £100,000 from the church. He also gave a scholarship to a young student from Botswana to study at Harvard Law School in America.

With all these feats recorded, why won’t God love a man such man of God as Prophet TB Joshua that does so much to liberate and help is people? We should not forget that after the 2010 Haiti earthquake, the General Overseer of SCOAN sent a team of medical personnel and humanitarian workers to the affected area, establishing a field hospital called ‘Clinique Emmanuel’.

Information has it that SCOAN is a full gospel ministry devoted to the Revival of Apostolic Signs, Miracles and Holy Ghost fireworks and the unlimited demonstration of the power of God to deliver to the uttermost across the world.

Funding of by great church like SCOAN and its numerous philanthropic offerings through Prophet TB Joshua is not all about money but dedication and commitment by the stakeholders that make it work.

That is how great churches all over the world are run with the blessing of God.

Vanuatu is a media practitioner is based in Lagos.

SCOAN Debunk Biafra Prophesy Falsehood

Flag of BiafraSome online media outlet, news site and blogs have been spreading fake news of a purported Prophecy by TB Joshua of the restoration of Biafra. A secessionist group in the Eastern part of Nigerian. According to the fake report, they claim the Prophet Prophecy that “Biafra will be restored without bloodshed.”

However, the Ministry of Prophet TB Joshua through their Only Official Facebook page, has come out to distance themselves from the alleged Prophecy, announcing that it was an outright falsehood.

ATTENTION: This is an official message from The SCOAN. There are false rumors and articles spreading on the internet that Prophet TB Joshua prophesied concerning the secessionist state Biafra. This is false. Prophet TB Joshua did not make any such prophecy. Beware of false rumors. Don’t listen to the father of lies, the sons of lies and the daughters of lies.
Please, do not sit somewhere, hear this or that and come to a hasty conclusion. God requires that we find out the truth from Him first and hold fast to that which is true, as the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:21.

TRAUMATISED TERRORIST ATTACK SURVIVOR RECEIVES INCREDIBLE MIRACLE!!!

tb joshua uk crusade 11th March 2004 was one of Spain’s darkest days as a co-ordinated terrorist attack against four commuter trains in Madrid killed 193 people and injured almost 2,000. Here is the moving account of one survivor and her remarkable road to recovery…

It seemed like every other normal day for Lorena. She sat nonchalantly in the train, preparing for another day of work at the National Bank of Spain. Then, everything changed. A deafening roar. Anguished screams. Enveloping blackness. Evil had struck in the cruellest, most callous of manners. “The event never left my memory; it was like living in hell,” she recounted, grimacing at the gruesome image of the blood-stained carriage seared in her conscience. She was the sole survivor in the carriage where she sat; her close friend and four-month old baby among the fatalities.

Although Lorena survived, the attack took a huge toll – both physically and psychologically. She was left without hearing in one ear and dependent on a wheelchair for mobility. A once happy life shattered; a once active mind splintered. “I developed rheumatoid arthritis, lost my memory, suffered urinary incontinence and became so depressed. I saw no reason to live,” the Spaniard explained. It reached a boiling point when Lorena attempted suicide to ‘escape’ from her ‘hellish’ reality. Death tried multiple times to snatch yet she somehow clung onto life.

However, when Lorena heard about the Emmanuel TV UK Revival, an ember of hope kindled in her heart. Accompanied by her Pastor, Andres Espinoza, she made the journey from Spain to Sheffield in search of a miracle. When the minister of God, Racine, prayed for her, what transpired next defies human comprehension. “I am the spirit of death! I want to kill her!” – a strange, unclean spirit spoke through her as the Spirit of God exposed the demon behind her situation. In one glorious moment, fifteen years of pain, hurt and trauma were washed away by the blood of Jesus!

“Immediately after my deliverance, I felt strength and energy,” Lorena, who walked from her wheelchair after her anointed encounter, excitedly testified. “My mind is clear, I can walk – even climb stairs – move my hands and feet and there is no more incontinence!” Miraculously, her left ear – which had been deafened by the noise of the bomb blast – immediately opened after prayer! Apart from physical healing, the paralysing fear she lived with since the attack also left after her encounter with Jesus. “I encourage everyone to have a true experience with Jesus,” she advised. “I have personally encountered Him in my life and I want others to also have that encounter!”

Pastor Espinoza corroborated her remarkable testimony. “She has suffered a lot but I am so happy for what Jesus has done in her life. She is now back to normal,” he said. Indeed, the age of miracles has not yet passed. The Miracle Worker is still alive. His name is Jesus Christ!!!

GOD’S MASTER PLAN!

tb joshua ministries One would think that in warfare, the largest and most powerful army should always be victorious. One would think that men of great understanding who are masters in the art of management should always be men of substance – but many a good man spend their days unnoticed, uncelebrated and in obscurity. Wisdom in the practical sense of ability and skill cannot guarantee success in life.

It is the goodness of our cause that interests God more than our physical and mental disposition. What God has designed us to achieve in His master plan should determine our course in life. This explains why the young, rustic and seemingly inexperienced boy David could defeat Goliath in battle. This explains why Moses, the son of a Hebrew slave, could stand before Pharaoh and make the will of God known to him concerning his people. This explains why weak people like me (T.B. Joshua), who are without great strength, fast legs or smoothness of tongue, should ever remain grateful to God for the purpose He has designed us for. His divine cause is what we are born for, what we are living for and what we are going to die for. As a Christian, when you understand this philosophy of life, you will continue to strive, to press on – after that divine cause for your life.

Remember – after struggling, after our hard labour, God would still have to mark our work. When we have done everything, we must leave the issue with Him. If we succeed, we must give Him all the glory. If we fail, we must submit to His will, for we may not know when our time is coming. Remember, everyone has a divine cause; the way and manner God executes His plans in people’s lives differ.

TALK TO GOD AND LET GOD TALK TO YOU!

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TALK TO GOD AND LET GOD TALK TO YOU

Prayer is a two-way conversation, in which you talk to God and God talks to you. I mean, God listens to you as you pray and replies according to the state of your heart. Remember the Bible says, ‘Blessed are those who are pure in heart.’ This means Christianity lies in the heart. What is the state of your heart? When you read the Bible without offence, you are hearing God talk. Prayer and Bible reading should always go together. One is not complete without the other.

When you hold an offence in your heart, you should not be surprised if the Bible does not have any value to you. This is what the Bible means by: “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8) In other words, they shall understand the Word of God in God’s way. Offence has created a wall between us and God. We resist the devil by not becoming offended. You will receive in a moment what you have been seeking for years the moment you let go of your offence!

LET GOD’S WORD DOMINATE YOUR HEART!

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LET GOD’S WORD DOMINATE YOUR HEART

If the Word of God dominates your mouth, it will dominate your heart. If the Word of God dominates your heart, it will influence your conduct and behavior. I encourage you to read your Bible slowly, attentively and repeatedly. The more you read with forgiveness, the more you will understand about yourself and this God who created you. The Bible is about what God has to say to you.

No state of being is as rewarding as living in tune with God.

  1. Get His ideas
  2. Work with His projects
  3. See life as He sees it
  4. Discover whom you are and your real value
  5. See yourself as God sees you
  6. Get interested in His plans
  7. Get God’s opinion of yourself and of others

The more you meditate on what you read in the Bible with forgiveness, the more familiar you will become with His voice. Embrace the Word of God as the effective instrument for change. The Holy Spirit uses the Word of God to bring peace into our hearts.

JESUS KNOWS ALL MEN!

JESUS KNOWS ALL MEN

Jesus knows all men – their nature and their true character. He knows when you are speaking what is in your heart. When you say, ‘Jesus is Lord’, He knows whether you are confessing what you believe. It does not take long to realise that Jesus believes that what we say is important. If it is not according to the truth of God’s Word, it would be idle, meaningless and oftentimes destructive. Jesus knows all men. He is not deceived or carried away by the waving of hands or singing of melodious hymns or the raising of powerful prayer points. He knows that belief may not be for all that confess. John 2:24-25 – Jesus did not need anyone to tell Him about them, because He Himself knew what was in their heart. In other words, He did not need anyone to explain the nature of man to Him, for He Himself knew the stuff man was made of.

Whichever form you come to Jesus, He sees beyond your appearance. Jesus does not need anyone to tell Him about you, because He knows you better than you do yourself. That is why you cannot deceive Him with the waving of your hands in worship. You cannot deceive Him by the raising of strong prayer points or by the multitude of your sacrifices without repentance. This means God does not need your sacrifice to take away your sin but your repentance – not only feeling sorrow for the sins committed but breaking away from sin.

– T.B. Joshua