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TB Joshua – The Bigger Picture( THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY)


Although the Almighty has no need of human trumpeters to defend His own, recent subjective media reports have compelled me to comment on the ongoing and contentious issue of Prophet T.B. Joshua, a name that can’t seem to leave the news since his well-publicized prophecy concerning the sudden demise of Malawi’s President Bingu wa Mutharika. My purpose of writing this is not in any way an attempt to ascribe glory where it is not due or put any man on a pedestal he has no right to ascend. I simply wish to share my personal convictions on this issue in an attempt to correct the erroneous judgements formulated by many based on isolated incidents and doctored media reports, as opposed to seeing the bigger picture within the boundaries of context and consistency.
Firstly, the sudden flurry of online reports pertaining to T.B. Joshua supposedly being banned from Cameroon, aside from being blown unnecessarily out of proportion, is a case of irresponsible journalism. The said communiqué was actually released almost two years ago in September 2010, the issues therein which I addressed in an article titled, ‘The T.B. Joshua Phenomenon in Cameroon.’ Mr. Ayissi has since left his post as Foreign Minister, partially due to the negative backlash from the people to this notice. The said communiqué has done little to discourage the flow of Cameroonians to The SCOAN, as any viewer of Emmanuel TV or visitor to The SCOAN will attest to. I am a Cameroonian myself and can safely say that T.B. Joshua is still a phenomenon in my country, his popularity and patronage showing no signs of waning. As my neighbour told me last week, “This man makes God popular,” with homes across the nation literally glued to Emmanuel TV every Sunday.
T.B. Joshua’s prophetic ministry has been the subject of extensive media attention of late, with derisive questions asked of both the subject matter of his predictions and the vague parabolic language often used. Coming from a background of scientific study and spiritual apathy, I do understand such mindsets. When I first heard Joshua’s prophecies, I was initially sceptical due to the hazy terminology of some coupled with the view that they could be related to multiple circumstances. However, consider the consistency of accuracy of his words over several years, amidst the boldness to make such proclamations in public on a live television broadcast. Such declarations, with subsequent events confirming their accuracy, cannot be the mere product of human trickery, especially in consideration of the specific details and dates given on numerous occasions.
However, the main thrust of this piece is to look at these prophecies in the context of other happenings in The SCOAN, hoping that such will provide a platform to sufficiently indicate the source of Joshua’s predictions. Take for instance the manner in which T.B. Joshua prophesies to individuals in his church services every Sunday. It is simply astounding! The depth of detail, reactions of the individuals concerned and their accompanying confirmations/ testimonies are all too numerous and pin-pointedly accurate to be classed as fake or fraudulent. Even Ghana’s respected leader, John Atta Mills, publicly testified that Joshua prophesied specific details of his three-round election victory and ascension to power in 2008. I challenge anyone who claims the origin of such are the clever manipulative whims of a con man to watch any live Sunday Service broadcast on Emmanuel TV and subsequently argue their point.
The words of a man do much to reveal the internal workings of his heart. I have carefully listened to and examined Prophet T.B. Joshua’s messages for several years and find them spiritually enriching, biblically sound and replete with practical truths of life. Unlike his counterparts in the vineyard, many of whom have publicly denounced him, his messages do not condemn, vilify or produce inter-religious tension. He teaches in ways that people can understand, relate to and apply into their daily lives and situations, stressing on the importance of love and being a Christian in action and not mere confession. I have sat and watched Emmanuel TV with respected Bible scholars who have marvelled at the simplicity, authority and practicality of his teaching.
The SCOAN demonstrates practical and biblical Christianity; the fruits speak for themselves. Marriages on the brink of divorce are reunited; families torn apart by wild accusations are reconciled; armed robbers, prostitutes and militants are rehabilitated. The rejected and neglected in society are provided for. What of the deliverance each and every Sunday? I have never witnessed deliverance of its type, a situation where individuals sitting down calmly in church will, upon prayer, suddenly grow aggressive and confess all nature of atrocities. Their ensuing testimonies and life experiences tell of inexplicable bondage and the joy and peace experienced following their visit to SCOAN.
In the midst of this, five ministers of God have been raised up under Prophet T.B. Joshua, performing miracles, releasing prophecies, ministering deliverance and preaching the Word in a strikingly and similarly powerful vein. Known as the ‘Wise Men’, they stand, for me, as the greatest attestation to the authenticity of Joshua’s ministry and calling. For the gift of God in his life to be imparted to others, it testifies of a legacy that will live on long after Joshua has left.
As many may insinuate, this is not a cheap publicity stunt for the church. I am simply encouraging people not to come to a quick conclusion on Prophet T.B. Joshua based on hearsay, rumours or isolated media reports with politically motivated undertones. On Sunday 6th May 2012, Prophet T.B. Joshua said, “The consistency of what you are doing confirms the genuineness of your calling.” To my mind, the test and testimony of time has spoken strongly to reveal Joshua is doing the work of His Father above. Perhaps we really do have a Prophet in our midst.
Eric Abena – currently in Douala, Cameroon

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90 Responses to TB Joshua – The Bigger Picture( THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY)

  1. Luapula Fish

    May 9, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    People lie and Science does not. Ts easy to cheat people with petty preditions and claim its aprophecy in underdeveloped societies . a lot people can do what he does , palm readers can tel your future and psychics can explain a lot of things to happen relating to different individuals or country. what he claims is not supported by the bible or science,only supported by blinded followers.

    • John Banda

      November 8, 2012 at 9:15 am

      You need prayers to arise from your slumber

  2. clive chanda

    May 9, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Luapula fish, you are really thinking like a non thinking catfish. Remember, you will answer for every careless word spoken against a servant of The Living God! Mark my words.

  3. headchita

    May 10, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I agree with kakolwe. Iwe Chi Luapula fish. Ifyo fyonse natunfwa. Now show us the REAL PROPHET IWE! Just because your grandma could exorcise a demon out of your naked mother while dancing backwards does not make Jesus false when he sent out demons by the word.

  4. Great

    May 10, 2012 at 4:28 am

    ALL YOU T B JOSHUA CRITICS. STOP! If you think he is a sangoma, ask yourself how many sangomas you know who are so accurate in their predictions. Whether he is a con or a true prophet is not up to you to judge. It would be wise to keep away from such Issues than keep risking the possibility of burning your fingers!

  5. Last Comment

    May 10, 2012 at 5:07 am

    all has been said T.B Joshua this T.B Joshua that.fine salvation is personal let those who believe in him continue beliving in him and for those that do not believe in him,believe in what u knw.stay blessed!

  6. J J

    May 10, 2012 at 8:49 am

    Ba Headchita why are you looking for a prophet? Today, God can reveal Himself to anyone. Speaking of our time, the bible says in Jeremiahs 31:31-34 and Hebrews 8:10-12 “The time is coming declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant…. This is the convenant i will make with house of Israel… I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts…No longer will a man teach his neighbour, or a man his brother, saying ‘Know the LORD’…” Isaiah 54:13 say “All your sons will be taught by the LORD.” Today my friends we are taught by GOD (Christ) who gives us the gift of the spirit to lead us into all truth. Those who want to follow humans for their salvation will be lost. Lets go to church for fellowships not to search for prophets.

  7. Malawian

    May 10, 2012 at 9:11 am

    To JJ,, Nice comment mate. Totally agree with you, 100%. Be it that TB Joshua is a real prophet but merely believing in and wasting time in him is utter waste of time, with or without a prophet, if one has Jesus in their heart, salvation awaits. Much as I would like to differ, I strongly believe that THE LAST PROPHET WAS JESUS HIMSELF, AND WILL NEVER BE ONE AGAIN, AS HE’S THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL,, NO ONE ELSE WILL COME AS A PROPHET TO SAVE US,, JESUS HIMSELF CAME TO DIE FOR US, TO SAVE US. NO MORE PROPHETS, JESUS WILL NOT SEND US PROPHETS AGAIN COZ THERE IS NO-ONE GREATER THAN HIM, GOD THE FATHER ALONE. HE IS THE FIRST AND THE LAST.

  8. Bishop

    May 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

    In da last days he shall poure his spirit apon evry flesh(joe 2:28)u alway tok abt false prophets tok also abt true prophets or u yoself predict if u can.

  9. Devine star

    May 10, 2012 at 9:56 am

    AM AMAZED BY THE IGNORANCE OF THOSE WHO CLAIM TIME FOR PROPHETS IS LONG PAST. HAVENT YOU READ ACTS 2 VS 17 – 18 WHICH IS AN APPARRENT REFERENCE TO JOEL 2 VS 27-28. THIS IS A VERY RIPE TIME FOR PROPHETS ACCORDING TO GOD’S TIMETABLE. AS TO WHETHER OR NOT TBJ IS FALSE PROPHET; YOU SHALL KNOW HIM BY HIS FRUITS. LET THE ‘TRUE PROPHETS’ DELIVER HIM INSTEAD OF ALLOWING A FALSE PROPHET TO CONF– USE THE WORLD. IF THEY CANT THEN, LET THEM SHUT UP AND CONTINUE IN THEIR LUKEWARMNESS.

  10. Zebb Mpinganjira

    May 10, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Eric,

    Keep your beliefs and faith in T.B. Joshua, the cunning conman.

    It doesnt matter whether he has predicted something accurately to justify that he is a prophet, even the forces of darkness have those powers.

    To T. B. Joshua is as further from God and Godly values as anyone can be. At the very best, he is using a spirit medium, a witchfinder, at worst, he is a fraudstar and conman!

    • John Banda

      November 8, 2012 at 9:19 am

      you need to be converted, darkness is blinding u

  11. GUN

    May 10, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Today TBJ is a true man of God, tomorrow.. ‘No he is a Sangoma! I am waiting for the next story about this clever man.

  12. mbonga

    May 10, 2012 at 10:50 am

    i pity the author of the story.he is one of those elect who has been deceived by satan.one thing people neglect to acknowledge is the presence of satan.satan through a human being can do wonders
    to deceive little minds like that of the author.

  13. Octopus

    May 10, 2012 at 11:16 am

    So TB Joshua has become a force to reckon with in Zambia, right? Well, he mentioned it himself that he has come to save mankind…wonder whether he was talking about the many gullible Zambians who will fall for anything! No wonder this country has the largest number of so-called churches waiting to be sucked dry by charismatic preachers who owez preach ‘get rich quick’ inclined sermons at the expense of salvation. The end is really nigh!

  14. Wiseman

    May 10, 2012 at 11:43 am

    IF WHAT TB JOSHUA IS DOING IS FROM THE DEVIL WHICH I TOTALLY DESAGREE THEN HE GO NOWHERE BUT IF IT IS FROM GOD WHICH IAM CONVINCED THEN YOU WILL NEVER STOP NO MATTER WHAT

  15. jj

    May 10, 2012 at 12:44 pm

    Love TB Joshua with all your soul. lobe ukayapya nokususha kobe kwati ba mu old testament help us to look for a real prophet than TB Joshua.the more you talk about him the more he becomes strong.

  16. Josef P

    May 10, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    First I wish to declare my adoration of the of the erudite article.He has argued his case logically

  17. Larry C

    May 10, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    Just a question???….What would lead you to Hell?? Not Believing in Jesus or Not Believing in Joshua TB. I Guess People ought to focus on God and not Joshua TB. If he is a messenger of God, then focus on the message from God and not him. pUT YOUR FAITH in God and not men

  18. cute

    May 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    Malawian, still in Jesus’ days people never believed him when he told them he was the Son of God. who are you to believe TB Joshua is a God sent prophet in these our days. Only time will tell. These days we are living in are last days, so the devil is busy deceiving many, believing in God’s genuine saints takes one’s commtiment in the things of God. God help us.

  19. Prof; Zick

    May 10, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Jesus the son of God was opposed,so continue critics God is watching over

  20. Bible student

    May 10, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    The bible clearely states that” they shall com in my name they will perform miracles etc.” Read the bible lest you worship the devil himself thinking you are worshiping God. this prophet and his prophesy are the same wth the prophets of baal whom elijah killed. there is no bibilical truth about tb joshua.

  21. Tondolo musuma

    May 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    HE IS A TRUE MAN OF GOD DO NT DOUBT HIM. IF U FEEL HS A FALSE PROPHET TAKE IT TO YOUR HART AND LEAV SOME OF US WHO BELIEVE HE IS DOIN THE WORK OF GOD TO TRUST HIM. BY SAYIN NEGATIVE THINS ABOUT HIM WILL NT CHANGE SOME OF OUR MINDS U JST WASTIN YOUR TIME. AT TIMES TRY TO WATCH HIM ON SUNDAYS

  22. Automatic dick

    May 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm

    I think its time for me to quit this site, you will see me no more on this site . A site full of shit, even peope who doesn’t know how to wipe their shit are busy making silly comments,no no no !!!
    A blog for YOBALLIES who always oppose to our comments, awe kamuchaala a satanist TB Joshua wanu mulandisesemya maningi,bye bye.

  23. Her Son

    May 10, 2012 at 9:18 pm

    Jesus predicted that in the last days there wil be false prophets i hope he is not one of them

  24. Her Son

    May 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

    Jesus predicted that in the last days there wil be false prophets i hope he is not one of them .

  25. Marisol Hernandez Sanchez

    May 10, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    My brother you better quit.
    We love t.b. joshua, whether you quit or not that does not stop God’s blessing in his life. May God help us all. thanks.

  26. K dolla

    May 10, 2012 at 10:04 pm

    Look!! T.B Joshua false or true prophet doesnt matter because you can only be truly saved by the Lord Jesus Christ…T.B joshua is not Jesus so why bother???

  27. kangwa kasonde

    May 11, 2012 at 8:20 am

    Only those that have NOT received JESUS as their personal saviour are the ones that are afraid. Remember the secular saying, the guilty are always afraid’..

  28. MC

    May 11, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    @J J well Said! I couldn’t have put it any better, myself.

  29. Philemon

    May 12, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Big up Mr Eric,u ve jst hit the nail on its head.Those who do not take time to listen to T.B Joshua accept when the media publishes something say all sorts of negative things about him.I personally take time to listen to him and am impressed with his teaching and prophecy coz most of them ar in line with wat the bible teaches.May the good Lord continue blessing and using T B Joshua.

  30. Philemon

    May 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

    @Her son,did Jesus mean TB Joshua or did he say there will be no more prophets?Get back to your bible and wisely analyse issues.

  31. ilori

    May 24, 2012 at 8:41 pm

    it’s only God dat knows d best

  32. Zulu

    July 18, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    What I can say to the children of God. Remember who created you. Never to dispute from the truth. Read the word, fellowship with others and worship Him in truth and you shall be set free from from your lies. It is high time you clean up your hidden Katundu which wont serve on that day.Hurry up or write to him for deliverance, it sad for some people who are still in the dark. Mind there are only two ways, right and left which is wide for the wicked. So choose where you belong. T.B. Joshua is really a son of God.

  33. umutwana

    July 24, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    To the law and to the testimony if the preach not according to this word it is because there is no light in them Isaiah 8 :20.

    Does he teach according to the whole law, including the fourth commandment?
    And what are his fruits?

    Find his doctrine is according to the Bible

    That is the only way you can prove he is true on not
    Otherwise you will be decieved

  34. Akez Masambu

    July 26, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Point of correction, “This man makes God popular,”. There is no way TB Joshua can make God popular. God was, is and will be popular before TB Joshua. I will be comfortable if you said “God has vindicated TB Joshua”. You cannot make God popular he is already popular and TB Joshua is one of his prophets.

  35. mutale mutale

    August 15, 2012 at 6:00 am

    hi, i hav had enough of your nonsence you ant- Tb Joshua! Undestand its Not of your tresh take will change our conviction about the man of God the most High!!! I for one he is my main man,thru him i hav come to appreciate the Lord Jesus Christ, and he has told me i lov my enemies who are pipo like u, i plead wiht the Lord that He sets you free so that you eyes can see the TRUTH, yo ears hears the TRUTH!Amen Mutale Kingfred Mutale

  36. clifford muzyamba

    August 23, 2012 at 9:27 am

    ALL I CAN HUMBLY SAY IS THAT IF HE IS A FALSE PROPHET,GOD WILL SURELY PUNISH HIM BUT IF…..HES NOT THEN MY GOD WILL SURELY JUDGE THOSE THAT ARE OBJECTING WILL BE PUNISHED. LONG JESUS,LONG LIVE T.B JOSHUA,THROUGH THE BLOOD OF JESUS

  37. talia

    August 30, 2012 at 11:24 am

    you are all wasting your time with such debates.the fact is only God can save you.believe that christ died for you on the cross then you are on the right track.the bible said so even before you were born-not me.

  38. big mama

    November 14, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    kekekeke am realy enjoying this but all i can encourage you all people who are busy urguing is to listen and understand his wonderful words of God and not basing your jugment on what he does. whether a real prophet or not its non of your business.stay cool