By Patrick Kabwela


Rumours are very, very powerful. They spread like wild fire and are often lapped up quickly, just as a very hungry man would eat any food that comes his way without bothering to find out where it comes from. It is the easiest thing in the world to hear a rumour and begin to spread it around adding and subtracting from it according to what people want to hear, especially if it is tasty.  It is a harder thing however to seek to find out the truth about something and respect that, neither adding to it nor subtracting from it. Right from time, man has loved to gossip; we all have itching ears, eager to hear the latest, especially if it is defaming someone’s persona.


Prophetic revelations and predictions from ‘men of God’ are among the most tampered with, misused, assumed upon and spread through various media forms, particularly here in Africa.


The renowned prophet TB Joshua of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Nigeria is among those whose prophecies are grabbed, twisted, changed and spread round like there’s no tomorrow. Why so much controversy? Why so much interest? Why is everyone talking about this man? Is he a false prophet or genuinely sent from God? One thing is clear, opinions vary widely. While some praise him from the housetops, others vilify him as if he is the cause of all evil and pain in this world.


TB Joshua is certainly unpredictable. Almost every week, he will speak of what God has revealed to him covering almost every aspect of life – from the death of a president, to the outbreak of protests, to the results of a football match!


Hearing so much about him and yet not actually witnessing anything firsthand,

I decided to check TB Joshua out in the clear cold light of day.


I started to watch his live broadcasts on his channel Emmanuel TV every week, taking particular note of the time for world prophecy. As the AFCON 2012 came closer, I was eager to hear what this man would say, as it seems as if in the past he has predicted the outcome of many matches in big tournaments, most recently saying that Nigeria would not qualify – something that was confirmed in their disappointing match against Guinea (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrtX4lkMzwg / http://www.modernghana.com/news/355017/1/tb-joshua-predicted-super-eagles-shocking-exit.html) Despite this seeming confirmation of prophecy, I was incredibly cynical of this man and saw any prediction I would witness as an opportunity to lash him and condemn him once and for all.


Even before the tournament started, the internet and some newspapers in our country Zambia was littered with news that both TB Joshua and a South African Sangoma had predicted that Zambia would take the cup (http://www.ibotswana.co.bw/news/sport/item/10862-bone-shaker.html). I knew however that this was false as I had scrutinised his prophecies closely and he had not mentioned a word about the coming tournament. As I write, some still believe this report that TB Joshua agreed with a Sangoma. It reached the day of the match and TB Joshua had not yet spoken. I relaxed, assuming that God decided not to reveal the result to his “servant” at this time. It was Sunday February 12th 2012, I was watching Emmanuel TV but as soon as the match started, I excitedly switched over to watch it, eager to see my country performing. After about 5 minutes, I instinctively switched over to Emmanuel TV again to confirm if the service was over and literally could not believe my ears. TB Joshua was talking about the match! He said that he could see the victory coming to a country that was not expected, that it would make them smile because of the past record and the victims. He went further to say that somebody would miss an open goal 25 minutes into the second half and that people would be shouting, questioning how he could miss such an easy chance ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vC7giIJT0pw&feature=channel_video_title). At last, this was my opportunity to test TB Joshua’s prophetic prowess, I switched back to the game and settled down to watch. I agreed in my mind that the result of this game would determine for me whether this man was of God or not. Interestingly enough, 25 minutes into the second half, at the 70th minute, Drogba missed a penalty and then Zambia went on to take the cup after a nail-biting penalty shootout, providing succour to the grief that has been prevalent since the death of the nation’s team in a plane crash in Gabon, 1993. What could I say? Someone had missed an open goal 25 minutes into the second half and the team that nobody had expected, the underdogs, the least favourite sealed the victory. My incredibly sceptical mind towards TB Joshua suffered a severe battering and I went on my knees in bitter tears begging my God for forgiveness for misjudging his servant and opening my big mouth to speak of what I knew not.


So, what can be said about this man? Many believe him, many don’t. Some say he is deceiving, some say he is speaking of the devil. But I have come to a conviction that this man is a God-send to this generation. I believe that the more TB Joshua’s prophecies are exposed, the more they will silence the cynical as they eventually managed to silence me. But some, however many more prophecies are spoken and confirmed will still not believe. Why? Because they refuse to believe. They have chosen to harden their hearts so much that not even a nail could penetrate through.


The question many are asking is: If he is a false prophet, why has he not been exposed and silenced since? And the other question is, if he is a real prophet, why don’t more people believe him and recognise him? Why all the vicious attacks? I will answer that question with a scripture:


Those who are just stumbling onto this man and wish to come to your own conclusions as I did, unbiased and untainted by what you have read or heard, just check out two of the recent yet to be fulfilled prophecies of this man.

–      He said that an African president, head of state will die of sickness (http://thetbjoshuafanclub.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/what-tb-joshua-actually-said-regarding-an-african-head-of-state/)

–      He said a bridge will collapse in India (http://watchtbjoshua.wordpress.com/2012/02/09/deathtrap-in-india-tb-joshua-foretells-the-collapse-of-a-huge-bridge/)


Or why don’t you find time to watch his channel on a Sunday and hear his predictions live and raw and monitor their outcomes?


After reading this, some may disregard it immediately as a piece of propaganda and continue to rain curses on this man, others may continue to speak of his authenticity. There is one thing you can’t do however – and that is to ignore him, sweep him under a carpet as if you had never heard of him. Why? Because years down the line, your conscience will continue to niggle you, irritate you – why did you not find out the truth about this man? Was it all that difficult? Find out so you will have a definitive answer to give, if and only if the Lord asks you about it when you stand before Him on the last day.


  1. Mweenda Nzila   February 17, 2012 at 11:33 am

    We were not conforted by the prophey but by the LAST penalty from Sunzu!!! Lets not confuse things.

  2. Jesefas   February 17, 2012 at 11:39 am

    The prophecy would not have helped Zambians until the final whistle even if it came 5 days before the final of the AFCON 2012. Most people heard it after the game. Many others havent yet heard or read of it. Being precise doenst add to it. What about those who tell your name and when you were born, they are men of who?

  3. louise   February 17, 2012 at 11:57 am

    tb joshua u are truly a man of God continue going the work of God.

  4. Slu   February 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

    God is great!

  5. mirriam   February 17, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    Tb joshua may god bless you keep you and guard you. you are really a man of God and no one can change that. what God has said yes no one can say no!

  6. KC   February 17, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    Both the Sangoma and TB Joshua predicted the outcome,YES,but have you noticed that they said it differently?TB joshua’s is more convincing because he even described some of what was going to happen in that game,i believe he’s a man of God….

  7. jeph   February 17, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    indeed may the name of GOD be glorified in jesus’ name. AMEN.

  8. mzanzi   February 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    Some of you have come to know t.b joshua now. But you should ask as why we can’t say bad or good about T.B Joshua.Can Someone tell me that it is right for someone to show your private parts in a video so that people can see that you had cancer there? And how will you feel your kids watching that? You call that God at work? When something is of God you will have peace in you heart and if you have sinned you will repent. God is a God of wisdom and peace. Now if a president dies in Africa,who will be pleased in his death without repentance ? God or T.b joshua’s followers and the Devil?

  9. ???   February 18, 2012 at 9:21 am

    the sangoma correctly predicted the Zambian victory so i guess he is a prophet too?

  10. Machila Desai   February 18, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    All said, be it true or false, compare TB Joshua’s prediction to that of the South African Sangoma. If you do, certainly you will be amazed by one thing. TB Joshua did his prediction with only a few or in fact after the Final match had started but for the Sangoma he did his before the Afcon games even started. Another thing, going by the way the two teams played even in the first few minutes of the game, one would favor Zambia to winning other than their opponent. I am not against giving credit but let it be given where and when it is due. A good football analyst will tell you exactly what TB Joshua claims to have received from God.

  11. Framuka   February 18, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Thy shall not judge before God. Christ like T.B Joshua was not accepted by some people including those who lived with him.Those of you who are passing teasing comments, please be on the look out or better keep quiet. My comment on this issue is, T.B’s predictions have always been fulfilled and have been putting most of his critics to shame.

  12. tizopano dorairaj   February 18, 2012 at 9:50 pm

    Just pray for revelation from God through Jesus Christ than seeking mere baseless & unfounded criticism.Every knee shall bow to me and every tongue shall confess to God. God is real.Miracles do happen!! Tizodora.

  13. ZyZyZyZy   February 18, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Isaiah 8:20.


  14. tizopano dorairaj   February 18, 2012 at 9:54 pm

    Zambia is growing spiritually. Amazing, awesome!

  15. MPANDAMANO   February 19, 2012 at 5:21 pm


  16. Panono   February 23, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I just want him to tell me who killed Whitney Houston nangu Michael Jackson….were they illuminatti???? please….

  17. The Mouthpiece   February 25, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Thus says the LORD, “if they believe not the prophets, neither will they believe if someone rose from the dead and told them about the things of God.”

    But realize this, we are simply acting out what has already been predetermined, some people were raised for the day of destruction, others for the day of honor.

    Therefore, when you hear His voice tonight, do not harden your heart!

    I have spoken!

  18. Henry sinkala   March 21, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Thanks 4 this man of GOD really is the prophet who come from GOD. God Have mercy on us who sporke hill
    things against this man.

  19. MWINE MUNSHI   March 22, 2012 at 8:14 am

    May the Lord’s will prevail and guide us

  20. pele   March 22, 2012 at 1:36 pm

    TB joshua is a man of excellence

  21. CHARLIE   March 22, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    He is a true man of God and let us not get wrong impressions about him. Only God himself will judge.

  22. switha   March 24, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    I want to tell you all that TB.Joshua is a true man of God, who has been called and sent by God. the reason why people urgue is because they believe so much in darkness and lies than the truth.Even Jesus when he was here on earth many many didn’t believe him like others are doing now. the used to say he is a devil, he was a false prophet, he was what,and what. Jesus said those who believe in him will do great things than Jesus did.Guys lets wake up and live in the light of the gospel truth. May be you are urguing because you still believe in Sangomas

  23. CHUCHU   March 27, 2012 at 9:26 am


  24. CHUCHU   March 27, 2012 at 9:26 am


  25. CHUCHU   March 27, 2012 at 9:27 am


  26. gladys   March 28, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    true man of god

  27. dan   March 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Being a child of God i do believe TB Joshua has the gift of God to heal and prophesy and i will be comforted if he started preaching sermons that would make people stop wearing trouser and see women stop preaching in the church.however the man has the gift of god.

  28. fanatic   April 3, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Show us real prophets if TB is not amn give us real proof that he is not.Jesus faced the same and in any case which prophet in the bible was believed by everybody?

  29. Jimmy Thembakako (Malawi)   April 11, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I didn’t actually believe him until he prophesied of the death of An african president who would die a sudden death, well, it happened in my country,Malawi,we have just lost our president Bingu wa muntharika who suffered a Cardiac arrest.

  30. mulenga george   April 19, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Good afternoon children of God,
    Greetings to u all in the name of our lord jesus christ, wo hs blessed us wth his spiritual blessings. i wish to post one as well concerning the de speculation of TB JOSHUA. pliz let us understand the scripture wat jesus said whistly on earth, he lived like a man & did wat we are doing now, B4 he left he told his desciples dat l ll nt leave u lky ophans bt i give u the SPIRIT, in this u ll do miracles, u ll cast out demons even rise pipo from the dead and this is the spirit some of the MEN of God are using in the name of jesus christ. if u dnt blieve wat joshua is doing,pliz beta u kip quiet and save GOD.thanks to u all in jesus name.

  31. Kitu   June 6, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Where are the people coming in contact with TBJ being drawn to? Who should we believe in God or TBJ? Who should we trust? Who is more famous now in Africa, TBJ of Jesus? May God help us get back to scripture so that we can begin to ask the right questions. what is the purpose of prophesy in the bible, to silence critics? Who are prophesies meant for? What does the scripture say about the priesthood of Christians? How about the very character of God and his existence, where is He? In Nigeria or everywhere? How about the talk about anointing is for a few like in the OT… Let us be like the Bereans so that when we criticize we will say thus says the scripture and otherwise…

  32. dede   June 6, 2012 at 4:32 pm

    “Love T.B Joshua” 🙂

  33. READ THE BIBLE   June 6, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    Let us read the Bible and compare the kind of prophecy in the Bible and what tb joshua prophesy. In my own words I would say tb joshua is a prophet of doom, because most of his prophesies are about people dieing, if not on petty football games. A prophet is suppose to bring people closer to God. Tell me how can predicting a football game bring people closer to God? Since the south African sangoma and tb joshua predicted the same outcome of Zambia’s victory, would I be wrong to say that tb johsua and the sangoma are the same(i.e they use the same spirit). Isaiah 20:8 read this scripture and please use the Bible when commenting religious matters.

  34. kali   June 12, 2012 at 11:20 am

    the fact that he is hated by many, gives me reason to believe him

  35. kafuchi   June 12, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    on your birth day today …You asked for prayer in the Sunday service of the 9th June as your expected present from all your followers. Well my prayer is Lord God may T.B Joshua see more of you in his life, may you open his spiritual eyes to see more, his spiritual Ears to hear you more and spiritual power to do more than Jesus Christ did when he was on earth. Above all Lord I pray that may You show yourself God and defend your anointed. Declare T.B Joshua’s enemies your enemies Lord God. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen

  36. mulenga   June 12, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    I believe hes an annointed man of God…may God receive the glory.

  37. Tiz Nanks   June 15, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    TB Joshua is a man of God. Most of the people are hardening their heart not to believe that he is a man of God and he is doing wonders because he is black. If he was a white man no one would call him all sorts of names saying that he is getting powers from a devil. I believe this man, he is a great man of God. He is Jesus’s Vessel. May our Good God give him more wisdom and Knowledge in his life. Long Live Man of God. God Bless You

  38. Money Bugs   June 15, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    FALSE PROPHETS……wats the fussy anyway ? if u belive in him mery xmas to u, if not welcome to the world of Science…

  39. Musonda   June 19, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    Machila, any soccer analyst can predict Zambia’s victory, do soccer analysts predict missing of penalties? DO NOT TOUCH the anointed ones. Did sangoma predict that missing panalty? May the Almight Jehovah richly bless Prophet TB Joshua and extend the services of his Ministry to Zambia.

  40. FUTURE PRESIDENT-ZAMBIA   June 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    God is real and he sent TB Joshua.

  41. andrews   July 23, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    if tb joshua is a man of God, why doesnt he pray over the deaths and any other bad profecy that he tells the world? a true man of God can pray against something not to happen and if he does pray why is it that God does not listen to him????

  42. Macve   July 26, 2012 at 8:38 pm

    That of T B Joshua prophesying into Zambia’s victory and the testimony there of by one of the sceptics unto prophesy has touched me. Let us leave what we do not understand to God for in due course, He makes all things known to whom He has called.

  43. NGENDAH JIMMY KAFUNGWA NYAMBE JUNIOR   July 27, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Time will come when all the hidden things shall be exposed on a plain paper.

  44. ZIMBA   August 10, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    Test er spirit to prove if it is from God. Mind you the bible says in the last days force prophets shall arise and deceive many. The Bible will help as to discern. God of Love amd mercy help us

  45. Nkalamo   August 23, 2012 at 8:25 am

    After watching the clip” TB Joshua exposed ” on you tube, it is very very sad to see such a multitude believing in this man. God pls come and save us…. now

  46. PJ   August 24, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Believe it or not, TB Joshua is a a true man of God and he certainly does not need you to be on his side for him to perform God’s work. Criticize him and increase the curses on your life because not even the son of God can change your mind. So whom do you want lend an ear to your criticism. Children of God avoid reading such staff from children of Lucifer as that keep dithering on where to fall. God is certainly great and He is using this humble servant> To God be the Glory.

  47. Daniel   September 16, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Since when does the Lord interested in a football match with who wins/looses in it. Is that what the Bible told you how to test the spirits? May the Lord gives you Wisdom.

  48. Kaps   October 11, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    He is the Man of God!!!!

  49. jayjoster   December 18, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Pipo of God,y condem sum1 wtht proof??? Nwy,hmmmm…. evn Jesus hmslf ws rejectd by hz own pipo,som nv usd 2 bliv in hm dspite hz powerfu preachngz/ miracles he usd 2 perform.. wat mo ma man TB Joshua??? Av nv seen o heard of a sangoma pfomng miracles in jesus’ name…hell na u TB Joshua haters, y du wana blind othaz, may God deliver u.
    TB, I luv/ bliv in u, thanx 4 ya mavelous works…God bles u n ya works abundantly. Hw i wish u cud pray 4 me!
    Finally, ma wish 4 God’s blessngz goz 2 da author of ths article, n kna that we sailing in da same boat.