Prophet TB Joshua And Constant Criticisms

An opinion article published in the Nigerian Compass concerning the ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua…

Many Nigerians are gainfully employed and many are not,in fact cannot even brag of a regular source of monthly income. But both the employed and the unemployed share same status;that of the liberty to express themselves,set agenda and contribute to public opinion. Opinion translates into an issue when it is an informed opinion, but alas even when it is not, like a wild fire, it burns and it becomes inextinguishable until it achieves its desired effect which is likely to glorify or detract one’s fame.

Wild Fires

Opinion translates into an issue when it is an informed opinion,but alas even when it is not, like a wild fire, it burns and it becomes inextinguishable until it achieves its desired effect which is likely to glorify or detract one’s fame.

Prophet T.B. Joshua is a phenomenon both locally and internationally,if not for anything but for his somewhat prophetic accuracies and charity. With respect to his calling as a prophet, he has distinguished himself as a humble,wealthy and miraculous worker just like some of his colleagues and contemporary pastors.

The grouse against him therefore may not be unconnected to his style of ministry;that of instantaneous and unprecedented healing and cardinally that of giving hope to the needy,which obviously is lacking in other religious ministries. This feat instead of earning him grace and accolades had by way of reverse made him a victim of constant and untamed criticisms. The most interesting aspect of these religious leaders is that they have become a brand.

Some are known for their grandiloquence, some are famous for miracles, sheep-like humility and generosity, some for their good looks and high sense of style, while others are known for their hard stance and criticisms of the government. Alas,among all these niches that they have carved for themselves, no one had made headlines more than Prophet T.B. Joshua. What about him? He is a very humble person,he may not be an eloquent speaker,yet he passes his message so succinctly to the comprehension of his congregation. He is the only pastor that is non-discriminatorily caring for the needy especially the widows and orphans. He is miraculous. He is unlike other great pastors that cannot even be reached by ordinary members of their congregation,let alone listening to their plights. He is unlike other pastors who are quite wealthy but all they do is to build institutions of higher learning and charge their students millions of naira and even pay in dollars. Could that be a way of giving back to the society?Far from it.

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His ministry now revolves around prophecies,charity and healing. His prophecies are accurate. I am not a member of his congregation but I have attended twice which informed my opinion of him. I make bold to say that there is nothing strange or mysterious about him and his ministry.

If his critics claim that he is occultic and evil and that his authority does not spring from God,then they should also be occultic,solve people’s problems and help the needy. Even the scripture attest to it that the greatest good is looking after widows and orphans in their tribulations. Does anyone really know what others are doing in their privacies?Why should we continue to question what we do not have answers to? Why are we usurping the role of the creator who is the ultimate judge? As for me, i have concluded that constant criticism is the strength of the prophet. It makes his grace to abound,it increases his life span.

SOURCE: 01 January 2010 – Nigerian Compass

By Jonathan Eze
ezejustice88@yahoo.com

  • ROY WINILE MOYO

    IT NEVER STOPS TO AMAZE ME THAT JEALOUSY, MANIPULATION, POPULARITY CONTESTS AND LOVE OF MONEY EASILY CAUSES SOME OF OUR MOST DISTINGUISHED CHRISTIAN LEADERS TO LOSE FOCUS ON THE JOB AT HAND, THAT OF WINNING SOULS OVER TO EL-SHADDAIL, THE ALMIGHTY JEHOVA.
    SHOULD WE, AT THIS DAY AND AGE BE STILL WITNESSING MUD SLINGING AMONGST THE CLERGY?WHO ELSE WOULD BE FUELING THE FIRES OF HATE SPEECH OTHER THAN THOSE WHO ARE PERCEIVING THEMSELVES AS DIRECT COMPETITORS OF THE TRUE AND HUMBLE PROPHET:T.B. JOSHUA.
    WE ARE STILL IN THE WILDERNESS:STILL MEANDERING TOWARDS THE PROMISED LAND, IF OUR CHRISTIAN GPS DEVICES POINT TO DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, WE NEED TO RE-CONFIGURE:
    1:WHO AMONGST THE PROPHETS IS FOR THE PEOPLE BY THE PEOPLE?
    2:HOW ARE THE DAILY WORKS IMPARTING TO THE PEOPLE?
    3:IS THERE SELFLESSNESS OR SELFISHNESS INVOLVED?
    4:IS THERE NEED FOR COMPMARISON AT ALL?
    5:WHO EMBRACES WITHOUT BIAS ALL OTHER LEADERS IN THE FIGHT AGAINST EVIL.
    6:IS THERE SELF AGRANDISEMENT OR SIMPLICITY IN THE ACT OF EXECUTING GODLY DUTIES.
    7:DO WE HAVE TANGIBLE RESULTS OR JUST PROMISED RESULTS.
    WHAT EVER IS FUELLING THE FIRES OF HATE AGAINST T.B. JOSHUA WILL IN THE LONG RUN END UP COUGHING BLOOD FROM CONSTANTLY HAVING TO HUFF AND PUFF TRYING TO ENGULF THE HUMBLE PROPHET’S UNSTOPABLE SIMPLE MINISTRY……I NEED NOT BE A FUNDI TO COMPREHEND THE CAREFULLY THOUGHT OUT MESSAGES I RECEIVE FROM PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA.
    JUST LIKE SHADRACK, MISHECK AND ABEDNIGO OUR PROPHET WILL NOT BURN OUT FOR HE DRAWS STRENGTH FROM SERVING EL-SHADDAI, ABBA FATHER,YHWH THE ONE AND ONLY JEHOVAH.
    YOU AND I KNOW THE TRUTH BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN LED TO THE TRUTH.
    YOU AND I KNOW SIMPLICITY IN THE HOLY SPIRIT BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN MADE TO COME TO COMPREHEND WHY AND HOW SINCERITY IS THE TRUE ESSENSE OF JEHOVA’S DEADLY ARSENAL.
    DETRACTORS WILL ALWAYS BE THERE: BESIDES THEY CRUCIFIED JESUS CHRIST: WHAT MORE OF THE HUMBLE PHROPHET T.B JOSHUA.
    DOES HE SOLICIT FOR OUR SUPPORT: NO…..CAUSE YOU AND I KNOW THAT WE MUST ALWAYS PRAY FOR EACH OTHER T.B JOSHUA INCLUDED.(….pray and encourage one another….).
    ARE THESE ACCUSATIONS SOLELY INTENDED TO HURT T.B JOSHUA ALONE? NO……
    THESE ARE SALVOS FIRED BY THE DEVIL , WHO HAS THE ABILITY TO USE AND MANIPULATE GOD’S LAW AND COMMANDMENTS TO PERPETUATE SIN.
    SO LETS YOU AND I BE VIGILANTES……LETS LEARN TO SEE THROUGH THE DEVIL’S MACHINATIONS TO DISTRACT US….T.B JOSHUA IS NOT THE INTENDED VICTIM, BUT WE ARE….TIS THE SEED OF CONFUSION.TIS THE BREED THAT PERPETUATES FALSEHOOD AND DOUBT…..AND WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT IT IS NOT ALL WHO SAY ”LORD, LORD”, WHO SHALL SEE THE KINGDOM OF GOD.
    WE HAVE TO ”KEEP OUR FOCUS ON THE MAIN PRIZE AND DESTINATION”……BEING WITH OUR HEAVENLY FATHER SOMEDAY..
    DESIDES GOD HAS THE CAPABILITY OF TURNING THESE EVIL FIRES INTO AN UNPRECEDENTED ADVANTAGE….LETS KEEP PRAYING..FOR GOD IS STILL SAYING SOMETHING.

  • Henry

    Those who are criticising him are just jealous and envious of the gift of God in his life.
    Prophet TB Joshua is the only Nigerian prophet whom I have seen who have done a tremendous charity and give selflessly. Prophet TB Joshua is reachable. Other pastors, who are into the ministry are just there to make money through deceit and they are unreachable. They do not know what other members are going through. They have make a lot of money by cajoling their members to pay tithes and through forcing their members to pay the books they write.

    They have not make any meaningful impact on their members.

    All these criticism is what will make the ministry of Prophet TB Joshua to grow tremendously whether his enemies like it or not.

    Who are they to judge people ? Any pastor(s) who criticises Prophet TB Jsohua is NOT a true pastor and you can tell they are envious of the gift of God in his life.

  • Chidi Okechukwu

    May God continue to bless prophet T.B. Joshua for telling people what Christianity is all about. Christianity is not all about words but action. The world is yearning for practical Christianity which is centered on LOVE for GOD and NEIGHBOUR and I’ve seen that in the Synagogue Church. I’ve never been to the church but I do watch the mighty move of God in that place through Emmanuel TV from here in the United States. May God continue to use you Prophet, to bring up the downtrodden, to give help to the helpless, to discover more talented ones like Sani Emmanuel, and put smiles on the faces of His children in Jesus name.

    Thank you Jonathan for your article. There are a lot of so called men of God that don’t know what to do again on the pulpit than criticism. Instead of the Shepard to feed the Sheep, they are the Shepard that the Sheep are feeding; it’s unfortunate. I like this your comment: ‘If his critics claim that he is occultic and evil and that his authority does not spring from God,then they should also be occultic,solve people’s problems and help the needy.’ With these, the world will be a better place.

  • Joseph ngwane

    TO MY HUMBLE FATHER PROPHET TB JOSHUA,PEOPLE WILL TALK AND TALK NO MORE BECAUSE YOU ARE HEAVENLY SENT.MAY GOD FORGIVE THOSE WHO ARE AGAINST YOU INCLUDING SOME OF THE PASTORS HERE IN ZAMBIA AND THE ENTIRE WORLD.THE BEST IS YET TO COME

  • Let not criticize what we know is good. These great works can not be, except it is from God. Prophet T.B. Joshua has in all ramification exhibited character that is christ like and a true picture of a man who is anointed by God. Let us all put sentiments aside and fear God for who God is. All we all need as christians is to encourage and support him and above all, mimic his good works to glorify God.

  • Evang steve omo Azugbene

    Thank you so much for this great write up .sir you have answer the question ,if been occultic will make people to care for the needy. the hopless .the widows the disable then let us all go occultic and join the prophet to change this wicked world into a better place for living

  • Oneke O.Raphael

    What they publish are to their best o knowledge about the man of God, but God know the best about the man of God.

  • Mavis Tebogo Rametsana

    Those ministers of God who go

  • Mavis Tebogo Rametsana

    Those ministers of God who go about condemning TB Joshua rather than preaching Gospel they are sent to preach,are doing themselves a great harm.The more they condemn him,the lesser the anointing become.

    Go around the WORLD today and see what is happening.Those men of God who used to perform great signs and wonders have lost their anointing because of their blasphemies.TB Joshua is doing what he is doing because HE IS A PROMISED CHILD.

    You know I realy like it when he says ‘Always pray for those who persecute and dont pray against them! and ask God to increase their lives so that they may see the table He said He will prepare for YOU in the presence of your enemies’PSALM23v5. The table here means more blessings,breakthrough! and they will know that GOD IS WHAT HE SAYS HE IS,CAN DO WHAT HE SAYS HE CAN DO AND HAS WHAT HE SAYS HE HAS!

    The more they persecute TBJ,The more they provoke God for more grace upon his life.Everything that is good in TBJ’s live is the cause of envy!TBJ IS TRULY A MAN OF GOD, NOT A MAN OF MAN!

    TBJ you are my role model,father in the Lord,friend and prayer partner.My son and I love you soooo much.

    Better is not good enough,the best is yet to come!

    Tebogo Rametsana from Botswana.

  • I am from Ethiopia. I am watching your services through Emmanuel TV. I don’t care what some poeple are saying, but I believe that my God is a God of miracle and doing via you according to his words. I would like to thank God for his grace and miracle that is bestowed on you. Man of God I really belive that God is working via you.
    Please, man of God pray for me and my family. I feel that there is a generational curse in my family. My father is retaired evangelist.Though he has children and hard working man but currently, he lost his sight and my mother also weak. Jus they are with out help. In my part I have been doing as much as I can but not helpful for them. I don’t know what I have to do & where to go. But I believe one thing that God will do his miracle. Please, help me in prayer man of God. I believe that God will use you to visit my family and all those in need.

    The other thing that I want to say is this. I just wondered why some poeple put Almighty God lesser than the fallen Devil. This means that thay have a belive that only Devil can do such things by suspecting the source of power that is working on Prophet T.B Joshua. This is secret work of the darkness. I pray to Prophet don’t give up the work of the Lord until the end. You are relly the man of God and doing what Jesus said and written in the holy bible. You are helping and saving lot of souls spiritually as well as phsically. I wish & I pray to worshp with you befor Christ come or depart to him.

    May God bless you withaboundent anointing and grace!!

  • Aiwekhoe julius osamuyimen

    I love the man of God prophet T.B joshua and no amount of talk can bring him down.i love acting drama i dont know if that department is available in the church.i am a young graduate of town planning and i love the movie industry.pls i am in Edo state now.i would like to come to lagos and stay but i dont know anyone there.

  • TB Joshua is a Man of God. What he says and does is a true manifestation of the Kingdom of God. Any detractor is an agent of the devil.

    i am saying this because I can see how strong the devil has been fighting me these days. I have been praying on a daily basis infront of my television set with my Prophet TB Joshua and the congregation at the Synagogue Church of All Nations.

    You cannot beleive it. Last Sunday (June 6), the television set lost its signal for inexplicable reasons. So to this day, I have been left with high and dry. Though i pray, my inspiration is not so good compared to when I pray in front of the television.

    I believe this goes to show that I am on the right track and I will continue praying my God. It is just that now I miss the message from Prophet TB Joshua.

    I would have loved to hear about the Five Wise Men for instance, but the TV is dead.

    Please pray for me as my heart is so painful about this and other things happening in my lefe

  • Ngozi F. O.

    May God have mercy on the soul of the so-called men of God who parade themselves as real and called others fake. When we know that they cannot even cure headache or heal someone without collecting money from the person. But this is the man sent from above to this our generation to set the captives free, deliver us from inherited bondages and so many afflictions. Yet we condemned him and betrayed by even those he dined on the same table with, well im not surprise bcos Jesus Christ was betrayed by Judas whom He trust, dined together with and make him one of His disciples. He sold him for 30shk of silver, the same is happening in the ministry of Prophet TB Joshua. Just like our Lord Jesus Christ, those he picked from gutter, give them shelter, fed and cloth them, trained them to be witness to the gospel are the one fighting against him. Someone is somewhere using them against the innocent man of God but one thing i know is this, they cannot destroy the annointing in him or quench the fire of the Holy Ghost in his life. As he rightly says; the more persecution, the more blessing he receive from God. The persecutions are not meant to destroy him rather they are meant to keep him for awhile in other to face the challenges ahead. I love YOU man of God, i will also pray for you and the ministry of SCOAN.

  • Luckym

    There is one thing common in all men of God whether they be real men of God or claim to be that is between them and their God but what is left with us is how do we discern which are the sent one’s and which of those are the fabricators.
    Most of those people who talk do not REALLY understand or have some of the facts of what they are talking about they say something just because they heard from others but word of mouth have many quotations.But what I can say is CHOOSE WHAT YOU WANT TO BELIEVE BUT BE CAREFUL
    Romans 8:28-31

  • If only people in Nigeria knew how we people outside their country wish we were in Nigeria because of the Gift God has given in Prophet T.B Joshua.

  • MAY KTHE ALMIGTHY GOD FORGIVE EVERYONE THAT CRITIZE YOU,ITS MY PRAYER THAT ONE DAY WE WILL ALL FELLOWSHIP IN SYNAGOGUE AS PEOPLE ,ONE NATION &ONE GOD.PLS MAN OF GOD NEVER GIVE UP CONTINUETHE GOOD JOB YOUR DOING ,I PERSONALLY AM BEHIND YOU FOR I TRULY KNOW THAT YOUR GOD IS ATRUE GOD,FOR HE HAS WORKED WONDERS IN MY LIFE THRU EMMANUEL TV.MAY THE GOOD LORD FAVOUR ,BLESS&LOVE YOU ENTIRELY,AMEN

  • MAY THE ALMIGTHY GOD FORGIVE EVERYONE THAT CRITIZE YOU,ITS MY PRAYER THAT ONE DAY WE WILL ALL FELLOWSHIP IN SYNAGOGUE AS ONE PEOPLE ,ONE NATION & WORSHIPING ONE GOD.PLS MAN OF GOD NEVER GIVE UP CONTINUE THE GOOD JOB YOUR DOING ,I PERSONALLY AM BEHIND YOU FOR I TRULY KNOW THAT YOUR GOD IS ATRUE GOD,FOR HE HAS WORKED WONDERS IN MY LIFE THRU EMMANUEL TV.MAY THE GOOD LORD FAVOUR ,BLESS&LOVE YOU ENTIRELY,AMEN

  • Fadhili Msokwa

    While others are doubting the ministry of TB Joshua, I personally doubt them to whether they lead by the Spirit of God in making such negative comments or they speak out of their own wrong thinking and judjement. Even we who are far from Lagos, Nigeria, we are the witness of what God is doing through His servant TB Joshua.

    Jesus said we shall know the true and false servants of God by their fruits. The good fruits of what TB Joshua does are evident even to the non-believers

    May the almight God continue to use His servant in our generation for his own glory

  • Bothepha Mabel Mohlotsane

    May the Almighty bless Senior Prophet T B Joshua, my daughter is only 6 years old and she tells me that Prophet Tb Joshua is true, even a young child of six who watches emmanuel tv sometimes can tell that the prophet is true and she told me that if i have a problem with my house i should phone TB Joshua for a solution. The pastors who critisise him justify themselves that they are not true pastors. the Prophet what hurts me most is that he never critisises any pastor, this man is full of love and unbelievable, he does nothing for himself, but more for people, one day i will manage to get to Nigeria and see him, i have read the bible from genesis to revelation but practically i have seen them in emmanuel tv. practically happening in life.TB Joshua MAY GOD ABUNDANTLY BLESS YOU JUST LIKE WHEN THE FLOOD FINISHED TEH WORLD NOA’S ARK WAS LIFTED UP, AS PEOPLE CRITISISE YOU MAY THE ALMIGHTY LIFT YOU UP, HOW CAN AN EVIL PERSON CARE FOR THE NEEDY HONESTLY, YOU ARE, AMAZING, STAY BLESSED!! Mabel MOhlotsane, Botswana, Gaborone

  • A.Mbuba
    Scoan Church and Tb Joashua is sent from Heaven nothing to comment more than to pray so That GOD may empower hin, thse who write negative things what do they have to show?