TB Joshua Hosts Historic Meeting in Nazareth, JESUS’ Hometown

tb joshua ministryBy Ihechukwu Njoku

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua has just concluded a two-day event in Nazareth, the historic hometown of Jesus Christ.

The event tagged ‘Nazareth Meeting With TB Joshua’ was held at the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice, a site of Biblical significance for Christians.

Thousands of international pilgrims flocked to the event in Northern Israel from over 50 nations, which was additionally broadcast live on Emmanuel TV and local Israeli television in Arabic and Hebrew.

Several prominent personalities and political figures, including the Tanzanian President John Magufuli – who was represented by his wife Janeth – were in attendance.

“I feel humbled walking in the footprints of Jesus,” Joshua told the multi-national crowd, stressing that it was “God’s design” for Jesus to come from Nazareth, which he described as “the morning of Christianity”.

In a heartfelt sermon titled, ‘We are known by our love’, the cleric spoke on the divine significance of love.

“What makes us human is not our ability to think but our ability to love. This means love is life and if we miss love, we miss life,” he exhorted the crowd, emphasising that love must be unconditional.

“If you want to love better, you should start with someone who hates you, has bad feelings towards you, who sees nothing good in you,” he stressed.

Continuing his message the following day, Joshua called on all present to “love one another irrespective of our religion or race for love comes from God”.

According to the cleric, “Love for fellow man breaks down all barriers; it melts all hindrances. Love has ears to hear the heart. It dissolves prejudices, misunderstanding and suspicion.”

Speaking practically, he added, “If we are able to overlook the failures, mistakes and weaknesses of our neighbour, then there is genuine love because there is no perfect man on earth.”

After his exhortation, the cleric began to pray individually for the thousands present at the free-entry event, many who came with various infirmities and sicknesses in hope of a miracle.

Li Gul Chua, who travelled from China, testified that she could walk freely without crutches for the first time in six years after Joshua prayed for her.

Many fell to the floor at Joshua’s touch, immediately rising to declare they were healed or delivered from ‘unclean spirits that tormented them’.

As the event neared completion, the cleric collected an offering to support the Nazareth area, further explaining how the choice of the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice to host the unique meeting unfolded.

“I visited here three years ago and I saw this place was abandoned,” he explained, showing clips of the unkempt area, overgrown with bushes during his first visit.

“Given the Scriptural significance of this place, I was moved to contact the Mayor, Ali Sallam, and ask his permission to renovate,” he continued, stating this was Emmanuel TV’s “contribution to the place where Jesus’ father and mother came from.”

Joshua also referenced the opposition from some religious figures that accompanied the announcement of his visit to Israel, which intensified in the days leading to the event. “Even though there was rancour, it was an act of God,” he submitted.

He called on the foreign pilgrims present to make Nazareth their “second home”, encouraging them to “visit places such as hospitals, schools and other areas that need your attention and show love because the love we give away is the only love we keep.”

“This is the first time in hundreds of years we have heard the name of Jesus proclaimed publicly in Nazareth,” Pastor Hadad, a Nazarene, emotionally commented, underscoring the significance of the event in the volatile, predominantly Muslim region.

“I used to see Jesus as just a story from history we used to attract tourists,” Itay, an Israeli tour guide, bluntly stated. “Today, I saw – through T.B. Joshua – that the name of Jesus actually has power.”

News of the event reached international media, with coverage in The New York Times, Reuters and Israel’s leading newspapers Haaretz and Jerusalem Post.

*Pictures taken from TB Joshua Ministries Facebook Page

TB Joshua draws thousands from around the world to Nazareth

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TB Joshua Meeting in Nazareth – Day One

By early Sunday afternoon, thousands of international visitors and locals were already streaming toward Mount Precipice, just outside Nazareth. They were of all ages, races and nationalities.

En route to the mount, an Italian painter named Lady Gioconda showed off a huge oil painting of TB Joshua that she had made as a gift for him. She had never before attended one of his events, nor had she ever been in Nazareth before. But she believes the Prophet will bring her the fame she seeks.

“He’s a super, super, super prophet,” she said, adding that she needs him in her work.

The crowd included Israelis, some of whom, like some visitors from other countries, were flying their country’s flag. A few even brought shofars.

A regular member of the church that Joshua founded, the Synagogue, Church of all Nations, said she came from Nigeria because she needed to strengthen her connection with Jesus. She had the feeling that this will be special, she said.

People from Haiti, Tanzania and the Czech Republic were eating watermelon together; all professed excitement. One, a priest from Tanzania, expressed the hope that they all feel Jesus there.

Many people were shading themselves from the sun with umbrellas bearing the name of the Gold Line appliance company. The umbrellas cost 20 shekels ($5.50). The watermelon was expensive at 50 shekels, but a glass of lemonade sold for just eight shekels and visor caps went for 15 to 20 shekels.

A Czech woman who is studying agriculture and economics said this was her first time in Israel, and she was excited to be at Mount Precipice. A Czech engineer said this visit will accomplish two things at the same time – meeting Joshua and visiting the holy site.

Kebela Ele of Botswana said her husband had left her for another woman and wants a divorce, which she does not wish to consent to. She brought the divorce papers to Israel to pray for divine intervention.

A German woman recounted seeing TB Joshua in England earlier this month but came to Israel to see him again. She loves him, she said. Asked what she was praying for, she said she would like to marry someone wonderful.

Ruth Gershonkopf of Ashkelon said she came “to get a new spirit from God.” She has a 10-year-old daughter who was in an accident at the age of 6, she explained with tears in her eyes, and she herself has cancer. She is hoping Joshua can help her daughter and keep her cancer from recurring.

One Tanzanian man wrapped himself in a tallit, a Jewish prayer shawl. He isn’t Jewish, but he loves Judaism, he explained, remarking that Israel is a wonderful country.

After the audience had enjoyed a gospel choir and songs in Arabic, in addition to a rousing rendition of the Hebrew song “Od Yavo Shalom Aleinu” (“We will yet have peace”), a Russian-speaking couple ascended to the stage with a baby. Through a translator, they told the audience that the woman had suffered six miscarriages; another child had died at birth. The child they were holding on stage was born after a meeting with Joshua, and the woman is also pregnant again.

Do you want a miracle too? the emcee asked. Yes! the audience roared back.

Another man got on stage and related how God used the Prophet to cure his stomach ailment. Thank God! God be praised! the audience shouted, clapping thunderously.

A woman said she had been an alcoholic who hated her daughter and beat her. But now, she loves both the girl and her husband. The husband, an Israeli, said he had gone to Nigeria and come back a new man.

Based on the published schedule, Joshua should have already made his appearance. Instead, the choir got the audience dancing and waving their hands in the air with songs about love for Jesus. Most of the audience sang along.

One of the singers exhorted the audience to raise their arms, love God and pour out their hearts so he could touch them. Another woman translated her English exhortations into Hebrew for the locals.

People who came to be healed

At the side of the stage, a screen featured live scenes of audience members falling to their knees, vomiting blood or even collapsing on the ground. A woman from Joshua’s television station who accompanied reporters explained that these were sick people who had come to be healed. The photographers didn’t spare the audience graphic close-ups. Israeli Magen David Adom emergency medics stationed in the crowd didn’t seem to know quite what to do.

TB Joshua finally ascended the stage almost two hours late. After telling the audience that Jesus and his mother, Mary, had come from the area, he recited verses from the New Testament. The thousands of people in the crowd were utterly silent. The only sound aside from Joshua’s voice was the faint call of the muezzins from Nazareth’s mosques.

He then left the stage to circulate among the crowd. He approached one man who began trembling uncontrollably. He physically touched people and gave one woman a light push. She fell to the ground.

The television crew gave the microphone to a woman with a neck brace. Joshua touched her. She sounded as if she was choking for a few seconds, but then removed the brace, raised her arms and expressed thanks to Jesus.

Next up was a disabled girl who stood up and began walking after Joshua touched her. She wept with excitement. The audience cheered.

And so it went, one after another, until sunset. Some of the people he touched screamed in ecstasy. Others went wild. The captions on the screen at the side of the stage explained that evil was leaving them. The audience watched in silence.

An Israeli security guard expressed the desire that TB Joshua touches him, too.

A woman from Vienna left the event in rapture, proclaiming that the God of TB Joshua had cured her.

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Article sources: haaretz.com *We did some editing on the original article

Words of LOVE in Nazareth – TB Joshua

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TB Joshua At the Amphitheater Mount Precipice

The more you love God, the more you love your neighbor! You cannot love God without loving your neighbor. Your neighbor can be those who do not share the same faith as you. How many of your neighbors are on your daily prayer list? Can you stand in the gap for them? Can you rejoice when they rejoice? Let us love one another irrespective of race or religion, for love comes from God. Whoever does not love does not love God, because God is love.

Update: National of 23 countries in Nazareth for TB Joshua’s meeting

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Meet TB Joshua in Nazareth, Israel on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th June 2019 at the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice and experience the footprints of Jesus Christ!

Latest Update on the TB Joshua’s Nazareth Meeting. As at Friday evening, two days to the beginning of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s meeting on Mount Precipice, in Nazareth, Israel nationals from 23 countries have arrived for the programme.

More people are being expected before commencement of the programme.

In Nazareth, the host city, most of the hotels, especially in the Old Nazareth, are fully booked.

Tour operators are kept busy ferrying pilgrims for the programme from the Ben Gurion International Airport to Nazareth.

Among the countries represented include: Holland, Jamaica, Cuba, Russia, Nigeria, Singapore, Japan, Spain, South Africa, the United Kingdom, Germany, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

Others are: Canada, Botswana, Mexico, Argentina, Finland, Iceland, South Korea, Cameroun, Ghana and Italy.

Organisers say nationals from more than 50 countries are expected at the event.

One of tour operators ferrying pilgrims for the programme, Mrs. Deborah Luca, an Israeli national, described the turnout so far as overwhelming.

She said: “I did not know that there will be so many people coming.

“It is tremendous; it is beyond my expectation. I am a minister of worship. I bring people annually here in the past three years, we have our annual Art of Worship, what we are seeing here is better seen than described.”

Speaking on the Prophet TB Joshua meeting, a tour bus driver from Nazareth, described the number of visitors as extremely impressive.

His words: “The peak period for tourism in Nazareth is between July and August when the children are on vacation. What we are seeing is absolutely impressive for just one event.”

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TB Joshua to Host Meeting in Nazareth, Israel

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Meet TB Joshua in Nazareth, Israel on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th June 2019 at the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice and experience the footprints of Jesus Christ!

Prominent Nigerian cleric T.B. Joshua is scheduled to host a two-day event at the Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice in Nazareth, Israel – the historic hometown of Jesus Christ.

The event, tagged ‘Nazareth Meeting With TB Joshua’, is set for Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th June 2019 and is expected to attract thousands of foreign pilgrims into Israel.

Joshua has held several high-profile international events, predominantly in Latin America and Asia, but this will be his first meeting in the Middle East region.

“Nazareth is a humble place with people who live at peace. Our goal is to love one another just as ourselves, so everyone is welcome to attend our meetings,” the church said in a statement.

“We hope to be a blessing to anyone who interacts with us regardless of their religious or political background.”

Reports indicate Joshua’s visit will have a positive effect on the local economy, with leading travel agency Rashid Travel & Tours showing hotels in the Northern Israeli district are already fully booked.

At his ministry’s last event in Sheffield, UK on June 1st 2019, the FlyDSA Arena – one of the UK’s primary sport and entertainment venues – was filled to capacity with thousands more waiting outside, even though Joshua was not physically present.

Joshua has previously visited Israel on numerous occasions, meeting prominent Israeli dignitaries such as Minister of Tourism Yariv Lenin, Minister of Communications Ayoob Kara and Rabbi David Lau, the Chief Rabbi of Israel.

The event will be broadcast on Joshua’s religious television station, Emmanuel TV, as well as livestreamed to Joshua’s 1,300,000 YouTube subscribers and 3,500,000 Facebook followers.

The Amphitheatre of Mount Precipice was last used a decade ago when Pope Benedict XVI celebrated a Mass there.

ABOUT TB JOSHUA

T.B. Joshua is the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), an international Christian ministry headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria.

He is also the Executive Producer of Emmanuel TV, the world’s most watched Christian Ministry YouTube channel.

He is known as ‘YouTube’s most popular pastor’ due to the fame of his videos, which have been translated into multiple languages and viewed more than 500,000,000 times.

The SCOAN is West Africa’s foremost destination for religious tourists, with six out of every ten visitors to Nigeria headed there.

He has been recognised as one of Africa’s most influential people and received several international accolades for his extensive philanthropic activities.

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Video: Prophet TB Joshua in Nazareth for an Historic Crusade

The internationally renowned Prophet of God, Senior Prophet T.B. Joshua will be storming the nation of Israel, for a historic crusade, titled: “Nazareth Meeting with T.B. Joshua!”.

The meeting will be a two-day power packed crusade that will take place in Nazareth, the Birthplace of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ on Sunday 23rd and Monday 24th June 2019 at the Amphitheatre of mount precipice.

The historical event we learnt has set tongues wagging as the city is agog with the noise of the prophet’s visit which is adjudged the crusade of the year. We reliably gathered that the government of the land are eager to receive the Man in the Synagogue as they believe he is a true prophet sent by God.

Interestingly, admittance and registration are free.

Prophet T.B. Joshua is known for taking the gospel to the nooks and crannies of the world according to the great commission from God to mankind and this had made his ministry stand out among others.

Also, through his television, Emmanuel TV, he has given hope to the hopeless, given help to the needy and restored a lot of lives by doing several charities works.

His church in Nigeria, the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) is well-known as a visiting point for religious tourists, as several foreigners troop in on a daily basis to get healing, deliverance and refreshing words of God through the instrumentality of the Prophets and the prophetess in the SCOAN.

 

T.B. Joshua storms Israel again!

Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua has been spotted in the ‘Holy Land’ of Israel, meeting several prominent local politicians.

In pictures uploaded to Joshua’s official Facebook page, the Nigerian cleric is seen in a meeting with the Muslim Mayor of Nazareth, Ali Salam.

“What a blessing meeting with you, Prophet T.B. Joshua,” Salam is quoted as saying whilst warmly embracing Joshua. “We can’t wait to have you for a revival in Nazareth. We are ready.”

Nazareth, the capital and largest city in the Northern District of Israel, is known as the childhood home of Jesus Christ and is a popular destination for Christian pilgrims.

Joshua also met with MK Ayoob Kara, Israel’s Minister of Communications, who described the Nigerian cleric as “my friend”.

In previous visits, Joshua has met with a host of dignitaries including Israel’s Minister of Tourism, Yariv Lenin, the Chief Rabbi of Israel, Rabbi David Lau, the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat and the Founder of ZAKA, Rabbi Yehuda Meshi Zahav.

Last year, news of Joshua’s impending relocation to Israel sparked an outcry with prominent government officials and statesmen pleading for the clergyman to stay in Nigeria.

According to statistics from the Nigerian Immigration Services, Joshua accounts for 60% of foreign visits to the West African nation.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance writer