THRIVING IN THE MIDST OF THORNS

When a man is subjected to persistent barrage of attacks instigated by his foes and detractors, the very simple question to be asked is: What is/are his sin(s)?

The world has seen and heard of the stories of individuals who dared to change the world by involving themselves in peculiar acts and activities; those which are rare and hard to comprehend and understand by the customary reasoning of human. These individuals eventually succeeded in their quest, by being persistent and sustaining their unique ideas, proposition and principles.

Think of a world conquering individual and you will sure see traces of the acts of propaganda, name-calling, smear campaign, slanderous campaign, and the likes, thrown at them by their opposition and detractors.

Jesus Christ

Nelson Mandela

Michelangelo

Thomas Alva Edison

Neil Armstrong

The list above, amongst many others which cannot be mentioned, comprises great men who impacted positively on the lives of their generation and generation yet unborn. Yet, they were criticized, chastised, humiliated, imprisoned and jettisoned, all because of their ideas and unique contributions to their communities.

Certain qualities are common about the lives of these people; they remained persistent and courageous, and paid any price to protect their purpose in life. The lesson to be learnt is clear; for a person to be in the centre of his world, he must be willing to accept criticism of the detractors when they come.

TB Joshua

One man who has consistently thrived in the midst of his detractors is Prophet TB Joshua, the founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations, Lagos-Nigeria. This man of God with the gift of accurate prophetic declaration, healing, deliverance and preaching of the Gospel, has stunned the world at large with series of prophetic messages that have turned out to be true and confirmed by the recipients.

The very fact that the popularity of this prophet has soared thanks to much criticism he has received from home and abroad, attests to his many trials. In the past decade, he has been bombarded by claims that he is a false prophet of God. In the midst of these, his continued calm and silence has endeared him to many.

So the question is: What is/are the sin(s) of TB Joshua?

1. The fact that he cannot boast of a mentor?

2. The fact that he performs miracles and deliverance?

3. The fact that he issues prophetic statements that turn out to be true?

4. The fact that he is a humble man?

5. The fact that he cannot boast of the best educational qualification?

6. The fact that he prefers to be involved in charitable causes?

7. The fact that he is friend to the needy, beggars, widows, widowers, leaders, presidents, renowned personalities and indeed, friend to all?

8. The fact that he pastors a congregation of citizens of the world?

Whatever his sin(s), let us all be aware that great men attract great rejection. That is what makes them thick. That is the tonic that strengthens them. Imagine the kind of opposition that Jesus Christ and the likes faced in their time.

Would you have believed them then?

SOURCE: World Sentinel

  • Evang steve omo Azugbene

    This is a very true analysis of the situation of things with us not only as a race but as a people.
    I HAVE TOLD MY CONGREGATION,FRIENDS CO MININISTERS AND EVEN MY FAMILY THAT I WANT TO BE REJECTED BY EVERYBODY BECAUSE OF MY UNCHANGING BELIEVE AND LOVE I HAVE FOR THE PROPHET. HE IS MY MENTOR AND HE REMAIN SO TILL GOD SAYS OTHEREWISE. Once again thank you so much for good analysis fo Prophet TB Joshua sins,

  • Asrie Chufa

    I am from Ethiopia.I have a problem which I am telling to man of God Tb Joshua.
    I am Christian.I belive in the holly name of Jesus.But I married a woman who cant belive in the same manner with me.she is from Ethiopian Orthodox church and I’m from Evangelical Church.
    Now I’m in a great problem.Please,Man of God Make prayer for my wife and me.
    God bless you!

  • Alwina uirab

    Gudday man of god i have a problem fist i need deliverance man of god pls help me i dont have peace in my maried live every time we aguing I STOP PRAYING 2 and nw i dont love him any more if he get money hi drinks the money out never help me we never sleep if he come back in the nite the woord he give my i cant 4get help in front of the kids he give my words 2 MAN OF GOD PLS HELP ME PLS IN JESUS NAME I STAY IN WINHOEK/NAMIBIA

  • sarah

    Praise God.

    Pray for me PAstor.

    am trusting God for financial breakthrough, am also trusting his for a life time partner am a single mum and i need a helper.pray for me that i may find peace in office why by i became i subject of rejection from the boss to jounier staff.

    sarah
    U.A.E

  • ETHEL KAONA

    Emmanuel,

    I cannot find the right words to use to those detractors but to ask for GODS Grace to open their eyes of faith.
    Prophet T B Joshua is just a messenger and servant of God to seminate messenges to us and therefore we have no right to blasphem against the HOLY SPIRIT.
    We are not here to judge but to leave it to God Almighty.
    Father continue to anoit Prophet T B Joshua more and more.
    FEAR NOT Rom 8 vs 31 & 2 king 6 vs 1-16. The Best is yet to come.
    God bless you each and every day.

    Ethel Kaona Mkokweza Mrs
    Zambia

  • Dipuo

    I would just like to give a word of encouragement to the man of God T B Joshua, I am a South African and am aware of what is written about you and your church.I just want to encourage you that there’s people who love you and the whole SCOAN/Emmanuel TV team and we see the great works that you are doing,you are an inspiration to the world and I think people who dislikes you dislikes God because you are the servant of God.May the Lord Jesus bless you

    Dipuo

  • Hilda Atia

    HILDA

    Man of God I have never doubted in my mind that you are from God because of the many lives you have impacted.I am proud to say that Iam one of the many lives that cannot live a day without watching and listening to you on emmanuel TV.
    I state also that I am still alive because of the encouraging messages that I hear from you every passing day.
    I am presently going through a marital crisis and my husband has run away leaving me and our two children to our faith.I am believing God that the prophet will come to my aid. Please pray for me because I fill like dying almost every passing day but I it is your message that nothing happens for nothing and that maybe God wants to take me to anew level in life that has sustained me.
    I look forward to coming to the synagouge very soon for your help.
    God bless and keep you for our sake. Amen

  • Umusa

    The devil has always labeled our continent as dark, for ages now. Even the world has agreed to this. When work of esteemed excelency such as that done at the Synagogue Church in Nigeria is witnessed; critisism is bound to come; because nothing good can come out of Africa; right??

    South Africa is now busy preparing for the WORLD cup. It will be hosting the entire world and even some South Africans have not rested until they can find something wrong, no matter how small. They are amazed that Africans can successfully host a world event in such a magnitude, with no help from anyone outside Africa.

    So we stay focused on what God has called us to do. Africa is blessed to have a son of the so called dark land (Prophet T.B. Joshua) impact the entire world the way he does and God is still saying, “You ain’t seen nothing yet”, till they listen.

    Its just so awesome that you even look at standard the whole ministry is operating in, it is World class. The professionalism, consistency, etc, outstanding.

    God bless every member of the church and the prophet; we love you and God bless you.

    Umusa.

  • Maureen Kabey

    Truly we are inspired by the prophecies and ministry of the prophet. I visited SCOAN in November 2009 and was delivered from the sprit of death, ever since then, my life is not the same and will never be the same. The kind of peace I have can never be understood by a human being. I am a Pastor’s wife and recently a group of pastors who called themselves our friends came to my husbang and told him that they believe that he is now in the dark because we openly acknowledge that we believe that the Man of God Prophet TB Joshua is sent by God and also the fact that when we were in Nigeria at SCOAN we recieved an impartaion from the Prophet and we are now flowing in that impartation. They say we are in the dark and they are in the light. But one thing that we do know is that finally we are connected to the Holy Spirit and nobody can tell us otherwise. I thank the Lord for the prophet.However I cannot connect to TB Joshua The SCOAN on facebook can somebody please help me?

  • ROY WINILE MOYO

    THE TRUTH IS A SCARY WEAPON.
    WHY WAS MANDELA PERSECUTED= THE TRUTH
    WHY WAS GANDHI PERSECUTED = THE TRUTH
    WHY WAS MARTIN LUTHER KING PERSECUTED = THE TRUTH
    WHY WAS NOAH IN THE BIBLE PERSECUTED = THE TRUTH (ABOUT GOD’S INTENTION)
    WHY WAS LOT HATED = THE TRUTH
    AND WHY WAS JESUS CHRIST PERSECUTED, HATED, RIDICULLED, HAUNDED AND EVENTUALLY MURDERED? = NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH!
    THE TRUTH, WHICH SETS US ALL FREE IS UNFORTUNATELY HATED BY THIS WORLD.
    WHY ?
    BECAUSE THIS WORLD BELONGS TO THE CHILDREN, LEADERS AND PERPETRATORS OF THE DARK.
    SO, WHERE DO YOU AND I PLACE OUR VERY OWN T.B. JOSHUA?
    YOU BE THE JUDGE.
    EMMANUEL.
    GOD IS STILL SAYING SOMETHING!

  • Maureen Kabey

    Indeed the Prophet is persecuted for daring to be totally obedient to God and the fact that the Lord is always backing up what the Prophet says.He is my mentor as well and in our ministry we see the manifestation of what is happening in SCOAN and as a result we have been openly rejected by some pastors who claim to be in the light and they say we are in the dark for seeking the Lord and also believing and openly declaring that we believe in the Prophet. We have been following the Ministry of SCOAN for 11 years and we have never seen anything wrong with what the Prophet and his team are doing in SCOAN.
    Examine everything in the Light of God’s Word.
    Emmanuel

  • worshipGodinthruthandinspirit

    Tb joshua you will not fool the world for long stop it! With your fake “anointing” water. Which pipo have to buy in a cunning way. You are not Jesus..I end here