TB Joshua, prophet of soccer and death, and the lie on letter from Mutahrika

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OPINION

The mass media is to the general populace what the clergy is to the Church. Evangelism and the teaching of the word of God in the Church is what news bulletins are to the general public.

Both the mass media and the clergy serve a system for communicating messages and symbols to their respective audiences, having a compelling function to amuse, entertain, inform, and to inculcate values, beliefs, and codes of behaviour designed to orient people into specific institutional structures.

To sustain the inequalities brought about by class differences and interests, the role of the mass media has sadly been to

promote a notorious systematic propaganda regime designed to protect the interests of the propertied classes. The Bible says in Matthew 24:11, “And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many,” adding in verse 24, “For there shall arise false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.” (The Thompson Chain-Reference Bible)

With these words, Jesus Christ was foretelling a predicament of deception in the Church, warning believers of mass deception at the hands of unscrupulous religious charlatans titling themselves as prophets, less for the anointing they purport to carry and more for legitimising their deceptive ways. One normally starts a church as Reverend so and so, then Pastor, and then Prophet or Apostle — all the time attributing these changes to God’s instruction.

Prophecy, just like propaganda, can be used as a means to control the masses under a tempestuous cloud of loathsome deception. In countries where the levers of power are in the hands of a state bureaucracy, often there is a monopoly control of the media, coupled by official censorship that ensures that the media serves the ends of a dominant elite.

In a Church controlled by a false prophet, there is monopoly control of spiritual and administrative matters by “The Man of God,” ostensibly carrying out instructions from God himself, having a special calling and anointing — a calling quite unique and always superior to that of everyone else that may ever choose to be part of that church. Disagreeing, disobedience and rebellion mean exactly the same thing in a church of this nature.

Just to set the record straight, this writer totally believes in the validity of the word of prophecy, the existence of true prophets, the power of the Holy Spirit, and salvation through the blood of Jesus Christ. Prophecy is always designed to direct people towards God’s plan, whether this may be through encouragement, warning, reprimanding, punishment, or giving direction. It is never about proving a point about the legitimacy of the prophet in question.

God raised so many men of little means and significance as his prophets from the Old Testament dispensation, and it was never God’s worry to necessarily find popular and respected people to be his prophets, and neither did God empower any of the prophets with powers to prove themselves. Even Prophet Elijah’s contest with Baal’s 450 false prophets was not a show of legitimacy for Elijah himself but an exposure of the deception of Baal. It was a redemption exercise and not a mere show of power.

In 2001 this writer answered to an altar call by Prophet Andrew Wutawunashe at the Chitungwiza Aquatic Complex; not so much of a complex these days. Prophet Wutawunashe had prophesied that God was showing him a “few men who are going to climb the mountain of politics,” including some who would “become political writers.”

The altar call was not for the Prophet to make politicians and political writers out of members of his congregation, but a confirmation of ambitions and callings already existent within the Church, also an assurance of God’s blessing to such initiatives. Among the few of us who went forward to “receive God’s blessing” were the likes of George Chingarande, Patrick Huni, and Casper Shumba, all published political writers of various convictions and ideas.

It is this writer’s conviction that the purpose of this prophecy was to keep our inherent ambitions and callings within God’s plan, not necessarily to create future politicians for the Prophet or for his church — it was a plan to breed God-fearing politicians and political writers from within the Church. The 1st Corinthians Chapter 14:4 says the purpose of prophesying is to “edify” the Church, “speaking unto men to edification, and exhortation, and comfort.” (Verse 3).

Today, we read about a populist Nigerian prophet whose idea of edifying and comforting the Church is to make predictions of soccer results, pretty much just like any other gambler in the soccer-gambling syndicates, only that he says God favours him “to watch these matches before they are played.” Just like rogue gamblers fix matches to suit their predictions, false prophets also fix events to suit their prophecies.

Prophet TB Joshua did it with the first match at the World Cup finals in South Africa in 2010, and repeated it when Zambia was about to play Cote d’Ivoire in the Africa Cup of Nations final this year.

When Prophet TB Joshua is not edifying the Church through predictions of soccer results, he is predicting the deaths of prominent people to edify and comfort the same church. It all started with the revisionist claims that he had prophesied the death of Michael Jackson by confiding in a “family friend” of the Jacksons, a friend he claims he had tasked to bring Michael to Nigeria “to avoid this death.” He has paraded the claimed friend before his congregation a few times.

On February 5, Prophet TB Joshua issued a despondency-bound prophecy about the death of an African head of state, indicating the death would be within 60 days. Immediately after this prophecy the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), the church he founded and leads, issued a statement vehemently denying that the prophet had ever put a date on the prophesied death, only to release a bragging video to the contrary after the death of Malawian President Bingu wa Mutharika fell within the prophesied time frame.

The prophecy about the death of an African head of state had been repeated by TB Joshua on March 18, and finally on April 1, where video footages show him twice saying the death was to be on a Thursday, although he says he was not sure which Thursday.

Confirmed reports say President wa Mutharika had a heart attack on Thursday the 5th of April, but it is not certain when he actually died, with some reports suggesting he died on Friday the 6th.

After the death of President wa Mutharika, TB Joshua’s public relations handlers were quite euphoric in proving the preciseness of the prophecy, posting numerous videos on YouTube and also carrying out complementing programmes on Emmanuel TV, SCOAN’s TV Channel. To prove that the prophecy was no fluke, TB Joshua braggingly brought to church a letter he claimed was written to him by President wa Mutharika, purportedly acknowledging that he knew the prophecy was about him. Joshua did not reveal the contents of the letter but allowed photographers to take pictures of the letter’s letterhead and signature.

It turns out that the letter in question was a mere acknowledgment of receipt of a book given to the President by TB Joshua, according to the late Mutharika’s Aide on Religious Affairs, one Billy Gama, and also according to the typist who says she was tasked to type the letter, both of them claiming to have copies of the said letter.

The prophecy about the death of an African head of state initially sounded like most of TB Joshua’s characteristic one size fits all prophecies, with the usual outlet strategy of saying, “I am praying to see if I can stop this,” something Joshua would be assured of boasting about if no head of state had died in the whole of 2012.

But also this seems to have been a classic case of the now common “prophesying from a data base” strategy, so much used by young and popular trickster prophets who mischievously memorise mobile numbers of people from written down prayer requests, only to recite them days later before prayerful and unsuspecting congregations, making impressive claims of having known people’s problems and ailments directly from God.

People blissfully forget that they provided this vital information themselves. Some junior pastors from satellite churches tell the Prophet information obtained during counselling sessions with their church members, only for the prophet to break into a sudden tongue-speaking trance during an ordinary preaching session, calling out the name of a person he says God is telling him about, and proceeding to proudly reveal that person’s problem.

The confirmation of this prophecy by the prophesied person always sends the congregation into raucous shouts of “Hallelujah!” Bibles and jackets hysterically thrown into the air in jubilation, drums and keyboards screaming to high heavens. Back to Prophet TB Joshua, the facts of his prophecy are that the successor of the late Mutharika, Joyce Banda, has been a member of Joshua’s SCOAN since 2009, and she is a widely broadcasted supporter of Prophet TB Joshua.

Joyce Banda had a public fallout with Mutharika and she is on video publicly asking SCOAN members for prayers “on this persecution.” The last visit was in November 2011, after Banda had been reported to be under police investigation for treason, something that emanated from her public endorsement of public demonstrations against President Mutharika. It was also reported that documents linking Banda to a plot to topple Mutharika with the help of “some Nigerians” were in the hands of the Police Chief in Malawi. This man was the first person to be sacked by Banda hours after the confirmation of Mutharika’s death.

The possibility that TB Joshua’s prophecy could have been based on important intelligence possibly provided by Banda and/or her aides cannot be dismissed easily without investigation, just like the likelihood that Mutharika’s death could have been medically induced by people hired to ensure Banda’s ascendancy to power is tempting enough to warrant a call for an investigation. In this case the prophecy could have played a huge role in diverting public attention from the possible criminality behind this death, what with everyone crediting Joshua for expert prophesying.

Investigating these matters would make Prophet TB Joshua a murder suspect at the worst, or an accomplice at the least — undoubtedly making him a heroic target of persecution by those supposedly used by the Devil himself to bring down the man of God; that is in the eyes of his followers.

The major attraction to the churches of emerging prophets is the gospel of prosperity, usually preached on the strength of over-promising and the power of testimonies, sometimes heavily exaggerated by those claiming to have been miraculously prospered “after the Man of God prayed for me,” or after “our father told me” this and that.

Just like the propaganda model in the US uses terrorism as a national religion to control its citizens, prosperity is used as a hook to attract the attention of poverty-stricken people in Zimbabwe and elsewhere in Africa, overfilling them with a vacuous but addictive hope and faith that a prosperity miracle awaits them if they pray, fast and give away the little they have “to the House of God.”

The fear of evil terrorists like the ones who carried out the 9/11 attack is good enough to ensure that Westerners trust almost every word about security that comes from their politicians. Equally the fear of poverty and the desire to attain sudden and miraculous wealth make the prophet’s followers fanatical about the person and character of the prophet, and viciously defensive against any objections that may be raised in regards to the conduct of the revered man of God.

The other day one of the popular prophets in Zimbabwe was exalting back-door dealings by church members for the benefit of himself as “favour from God,” arguing that the person providing the back-door services would have been “strategically placed there by God.” This writer invited the wrath of fellow believers after pointing out that what the man of God had just said was gross heresy.

It is like writing against the brutalities of Israel today. So many times this writer has been warned not to “touch the apple of God’s eye,” whatever that means.

Propaganda, poverty, prosperity and prophecy are the four Ps we must watch out for as we seek to lead lives truly led and blessed of God.

Courtesy of the Herald of Zimbabwe

The Author Reason Wafawarova is a political writer based in Sydney, Australia.

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92 Responses to TB Joshua, prophet of soccer and death, and the lie on letter from Mutahrika

  1. What is the difference between TB Joshua and a psychic? The only difference I can note is that TBJ uses his powers to make money (MOONE as the Naijas would say)

    Yazanda - April 21, 2012
    12:18

  2. The author of this aticle is too “educated”…You can never use the experience you have gained in university to explain the things of JEHOVAH.

    Judah - April 21, 2012
    05:08

  3. I’m not surprised after reading his comment about T.B Joshwa,even Jesus Christ was misquoted by His own people so God is in full control.shame on evil ideas.

    Jackson Kasongo - April 20, 2012
    13:00

  4. To the law an to the testmony. To me any prophet who does not preache to man kind to repent an follow the law as even jesus him self did any prophet that does not preach an testyfie the testmony of jesus that he died an rose again that christ shed his blood on calvary so that you an i can wash an be cleansed. That only in th blood of christ is there healing not some anointing water that not even the apostles used or taught about. To me any prophet black or white yellow or red who does not preach as above is a liar. Be very carefull an honest with your self with do your prophets preach about repentance av u realy head them talk about it. If not y. .do your prophets talk of th bigest sarcrifice which is the death of jesus christ. Av u realy head them if not then y. Y are these prophets emfasisng on holly water an not th blood of jesus y not talk of salvation y not talk of sin they only talk of eathly riches an healing miracles and politcs and football which av drown alot of pipo away from God. Not holly water but the blood of jesus. Repentace not eathly posesions christ never talked of any 1 bewitched by ther grand parents or relatives . When aprophesy is made esppecialy about death there is a leson to lean plain an simple wat do u lean about mbingus death or football predictions. Let us pray very hard .Amen.

    As a fix as a pagan. - April 20, 2012
    12:26

  5. TB JOSHUA IS A POWERFUL PROPHET OF GOD, PROPHET ANOINTED ANDREW IS ALSO THE PROPHET GOD HAS RAISED IN THIS GENERATION.

    WHY ARE YOU PEOPLE ATTACKING MEN OF GOD? WHY ARE YOU NOT ATTACKING EVIL MEN WHO ARE EVERYWHERE TODAY. A PROPHET OF GOD CAN NOT BE RESTRICTED ON WHAT TO SAY AND WHAT NOT TO SAY. WHATEVER THE LORD TELLS THEM TO SPEAK, THEY HAVE TO SPEAK.

    THERE IS NOTHING WRONG TO TALK ABOUT FOOTBALL OR THE DEATH OF A PERSON. ALSO I FOUND NOTHING WRONG FOR GOD TO RAISE CHRISTIANS TO TAKE OVER IN POLITICS. LET ME ASK YOU A QUETION, ARE SURE YOU WANT UNBELIEVERS TO CONTINUE RULING US? WE WANT TO SEE CHRISTIANITY GROW ON EARTH. WE WANT MORE SIGNS & MIRACLES OF GOD ON EARTH. WE ALSO WANT TO SEE MANY PEOPLE BEING DELIVERED FRO DEMONIC YORKS.

    ATTACKING MEN OF GOD IS THE SAME AS ATTACKING GOD HIMSELF. PLEASE STOP SPEAKING EVIL ON PROPHETS OF GOD. TRYING TO MISLEAD PEOPLE FROM NOT BELIEVING PROPHETS DOES NOT MAKE GOD HAPPY. EVEN QUOTING SCRIPTURES WRONGLY JUST BECAUSE YOU DONT LIKE MEN OF GOD.

    THE BIBLE IS VERY CLEAR “TOUCH NOT MY ANOINTED AND DO MY PROPHETS NO HARM.”

    Golden - April 20, 2012
    08:43

  6. things of God ar foolishiness 2 those who ar perishing. If u believe in tb joshua’s power stop watching his programs n shut up.

    MTP - April 20, 2012
    07:01

  7. THE DEVIL WAS DIS – ARMED AT THE CROSS OF CALVERY AND AT ALL TIMES WHEN ATTACKING HE CALLS ALL HIS ANGELS THOUGH HE IS A PRAY WITHOUT AMUNITION SO HE IS WEEK TO ALL THOSE WHO KNOWS THE TRUES.

    MAY GOD’S NAME BE GLORIFIED, HE IS THE THE CREATOR WHO CREATED ALL THINGS.

    Mbikusita - April 20, 2012
    06:22

  8. I reconcile with Levy dead.I reconcile with Chitimukulu dead.I reconcile with Bingu dead.just and just almost reconciling with George dead!uhmmm nanunsha untu untu untu untu….

    Reconcilliation - April 20, 2012
    06:03

  9. When Milingo was exercising healing powers in the 80s in Zambia he was recalled to the Vatican locked up for days and underwent a lot of scrutiny.I for one has always known that TB Joshua is a SCAM.Have you ever heard of Sister Ruth’s story?I agree with every word in the article.For you guys saying the article is too long,it only confirms the white man’s favorite saying of “if you want to hide anything from a black man put it in writing”.TB must be investigated period!Mind you I know about “touch not the anointed “.manje kanointidwe!

    Katolika - April 20, 2012
    05:12

  10. @Youngest Major

    Hang on a bit mate, “if TB was a white man then all will be ok…..look at TD Jakes Ben Hinn, and MC Hammer” What? Oh so I take it MC Hammer and TD Jakes are white to you? I just hate it when we always want to Blame It on the White Man! Do you know that in Africa we actually have billionaires? not in kwacha in $! Infact to help your thinking we have more than 10 Africans who have more than $1 billion, 4 are by far richer than Donald Trump and Oprah, 2 are black 2 are white africans. So there you are stop blaming it on the white man its a stupid overused excuse you can also make it and you are capable. It not about race no more!

    You may have point in that a prophet is not liked in his own town but when you black and white it, it looses meaning and makes you tend to look like you have an inferiority complex.

    Frugomen - April 20, 2012
    04:54

  11. Sinyinda@ nganbela.barotse – Be careful in the last days there will be false prophets . Not every one who calls upon the name of god will enter his kingdom ,but only dat who does his will. On that day of judgement many are going to say ‘lord lord did we not prophesise in your name?’ ‘did we not cast demons in your name?’ In response he will say to them ‘go away you evil doers l never use to knw you’.

    Chintelelwe - April 20, 2012
    02:18

  12. God is no respector of people. He can use anyone as His vessel. TB Joshuna is not your enemy, its your lack of faith. I can predict the author’s death and Sata’s death with certainty. 100% they will die its just a matter of when. Watch this Mugabe will die in 2012, just have access to his medical reports. Sata won’t be around by 2016, just check his medical report. TB Joshua is just a vessel and has no divine power. By the way God can use a donkey to predict your Sunami

    professor veritas - April 20, 2012
    00:47

  13. honestly,wat is the relationship btn God and michael jackson?y shd the former prophesy abt the latter?doesnt he say we are 2 b in the world but nt of the world?doesnt this min we are 2 avoid worldliness in our lives?hw do we reconcile this wit michael jackson and soccer?wat is God’s interest in this?shd we say 4 certain that TBJ is a man of God bcoz of his predictions?doesnt the bible say many false prophets wil arise.work miracles and if posible deceive the very elect?

    bible - April 19, 2012
    23:02

  14. Hello Fellow Africans(Zambians)!

    I dont know how long we will be brain washed.If TB Joshua was a white man all will be ok now.Look at Benny Hinn, TG Jakes,Even MC Hammer(the former dancer and rapper) perform miracles.nobody has said any word.But because its coming from our own soil and Africa (as usual) we say NO he is a devil.
    Africans when will we accept what belongs to us?Can’t God use an African?
    remeber God says do not scord what l ordein for that is tantermount to blasfemy.

    Youngest Major - April 19, 2012
    22:52

  15. One of the most misused verses in the Bible is, “Judge not, that ye be not judged” (Matt. 7: 1). Every Scripture verse should be read in its context, if we are to properly understand the true meaning. In vs. 2-5 of this same chapter it is evident that v. 1 is referring to hypocritical judgment. A brother who has a beam in his own eye should not be judging the brother who may have a mote in his eye. The lesson is plain, you cannot judge another for his sin if you are guilty of the same sin.

    Those who cling to “Judge not, that ye be not judged, ” to condemn those who expose error should read the entire chapter. Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing… ” (v. 15). How can we know false prophets unless we judge them by the Word of God? If we know the false prophets, how can we fail to exam the sheep of these “ravening wolves?” All through the Bible we find proof that they should be identified and exposed.

    “Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit, but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit” (vs. 16,17). Did the Lord mean that we could not judge the tree (person), by the fruit of their life and doctrine? Certainly not, for you cannot know without judging. All judgment should be on the basis of Bible teaching, not according to whims or prejudices.

    “Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment ” (John 7:24). Here our Lord commands that we are to “judge righteous judgment, ” which is judgment based upon the Word of God. If judgment is made upon any other basis, other than the Word of God, it is a violation of Matt. 7: 1. Webster’s Dictionary says that a judge is “one who declares the law. ” The faithful Christian must discern or judge on the basis of God’s inspired law, the Bible.

    False teachers are free to spread their poisonous doctrines today because there is a conspiracy of silence among many Bible believers. Wolves in sheep’s clothing are thus enabled to ravage the flock, thereby destroying many.

    John the Baptist called the Pharisees and Sadducees (the religious leaders of his day) “a generation of Vipers” (snakes) (Matt. 3:7). Today, he would be accused of being unloving, unkind, and unchristian.

    Jesus said to the religious Pharisees, “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh” (Matt. 12:34). To many evangelicals and some fundamentalists, this would be unacceptable language today, but it is biblical language and it came from the mouth of the Son of God.

    Standing face to face with these false teachers, Jesus Christ the Son of God, called them “hypocrites”, “blind guides, ” “blind, ” “whited sepulchres, ” “serpents, ” and “ye generation of vipers” (Matt. 23:23-34). Yet, we are told today that we are to fellowship with men whose doctrines are just as unscriptural as those of the Pharisees. Some who say they are Bible believing Christians insist on working with Roman Catholics and other assorted heretics. Yet, according to many, we are not supposed to rebuke them for their compromise.

    Near the beginning of His ministry, “Jesus went up to Jerusalem, And found in the temple those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money sitting: And when he had made a scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the temple, and the sheep, and the oxen; and poured out the changers’ money, and overthrew the tables; And said unto them that sold doves, Take these things hence, make not my Father’s house an house of merchandise” (John 2:13-16). Our Saviour is presented today as one who was meek, lowly, kind, and loving, even to false teachers, but this is entirely false. When dealing with false teachers and prophets, His words were sharp and His actions plain.

    Near the end of His public ministry, Christ found it necessary to cleanse the temple once again. The exposure of false doctrines and practices is a never ending job. At that time He said, “Is it not written, My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Mark I 1: 17). Is it any different today? The thieves come into the house of God, and rob God’s people of the Bible and peddle their perverted Bibles instead. At the same time this den of thieves rob the people off the doctrine of separation and the doctrine of sanctification. Then you can hardly tell God’s people from the people of the world. In all honesty, should not these thieves (false teachers) be exposed?

    In our day these false teachers have come into the churches with their books, music, literature, movies, psychology, and seminars, and have turned the Father’s house into a den of thieves. It is time that men of God stand up and expose their errors for all to see.

    Langles - April 19, 2012
    21:37

  16. If he is a satanist, he is a gud satanist who help pipo,i like him i will follow him,may god bless him

    Kelvin - April 19, 2012
    21:01

  17. The author of this articule is stupid and foolish. You are the right hand of the devil being used to frustrate christianity and heaven. Your article is senseless and lacks sound reasoning. Your article is simply a toilet tissue.

    hori - April 19, 2012
    20:06

  18. So, even the plain tha crushed in Poland and killed the President and all top Gvt officials was “prophesying from a data base”? How about the football of Zambia to the exact minute?

    Just understand that he sees more with the help of God. Somebdy said that why cant he predict the exact date of BOKO Horum Bombs, God says there is time for everything, That evil may be there for a purpose, Israelites suffered more in egypt before they were released.

    May God grant the Man of God enough proof to shame the devil.

    Free Expression - April 19, 2012
    18:52

  19. The authors name ‘Reason’ would makes a good ‘chipata’ name for kolwestan child.

    Athletic Bilbao - April 19, 2012
    18:48

  20. only those with the Spirit of discernment can know and tell us the truth about TB Joshua NOT a funny writer why picks up a few Bible verses and starts to tell us about this Servant of God. Lets Not take God’s responsibility of Judging.
    You can’t use intelligence to understand matters of faith. Thats why most learned pipo have little faith.
    Our generation is not different the times of Jesus where a lot of pipo couldnt believe in what Jesus was doint until he rose from the dead.
    Yes false prophets are there but not all are false. I challenge you to show us True prophets.

    cekzedian - April 19, 2012
    18:02

  21. THE BIBLE MUST BE UP AND HUMAN THOUGHTS MUST BOW DOWN BEFORE.
    AM NOT AGAINST MARRACLES, MIRACLES BUT THE KIND OF THEOLOGY ESPECIALLY WHERE PEOPLE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE GREAT COMMISSION AND TURNED THE WORD OF GOD INTO MIRACLES WHICH DO NOT CHANGE A PERSON’S BEHAVIOR BUT BECOMES ARROGANT WITH GOD.

    YOU CAN NOT USE GOD AS A ROBBERT. PEOPLE ARE NOT ASKING THE WILL OF GOD TO BE DONE BUT THEY ARE ASKING GOD TO DO THEIR OWN WILL AND IF GOD SAYS NO THEN THEY ARE CALLED PEOPLE WITHOUT FAITH. BE CAREFUL AND WATCH YOUR THOUGHT WELL. GOD HAS MENTIONED IT ” MY THOUGHT ARE NOT YOUR THOUGHTS NEITHER YOUR THOUGHTS ARE MY THOUGHTS”.
    THE LORD JESUS CHRIST SAID “LET YOUR WILL BE DONE AND NOT MY WILL”. BUT TODAY PEOPLE THEY DO NOT WANT TO OBEY GOD BUT THEY WANT GOD TO OBEY THEM. NEW THEOLOGY OR THIS IS THE LATEST THEOLOGY. DEUTERONOMY THEOLOGY SAYS WHEN YOU SUFFER THEN YOU ARE A SINNER THIS IS THE CURRENT ONE TODAY.

    SEMEKI - April 19, 2012
    17:51

  22. Hey this article is from the devil’s children. I have watched TB Joshua and all what I see is him leading pipo to Christ. What a wonderful Satanist LEADING souls to Christ. The verse which talks and warns abt false prophet perfoming wonders to deceive the elect is to drive them away from the Lord. We have to remember that Satan’s works are to kill, steal and destroy since from the beginning. If U grasp this verse U will see that any thing from Satan is fake and got conditions. Thats why U see a lot of fortune seekers who sign the contract with him turn to be deceived @ 1st instance as every thing seem to work according to 1′s wish; by the time 1 gets deeper U will soon realise that not all what glitters is gold and it will be too late, then fail to come out of the trap and end up dying terrible deaths. In short Satan can never fight against himself. TB Joshua is a true man of God as his Ministry testifies itself. He is supporting thousand of OVC. crippled, dwarfs, blind outcasts and many more. Jesus came for the same. Pliz keep off leave the Man of God out of yo good for nothing dirty politics! Shaa!

    ziman - April 19, 2012
    17:46

  23. CHRISTIANS WHERE IS IT WRITTEN IN THE BIBLE THAT WATER TURNS INTO ANOINTING? MY SIMPLE ENGLISH SAYS ANOINTING IS TO OIL AS WATER IS TO SPRINKLING OR WASHING.
    WE ARE WASHED IN THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST. WE ARE ANOINTED WITH OIL (SET APART FOR A PURPOSE)
    TODAY’S THEOLOGIANS ARE MISUSING THE WORD OF GOD. YOU ANOINT WITH OIL- (YOU ANOINT ME WITH OIL,…CUP OVERFLOW WITH ANOINTED OIL).

    THE OLD TESTAMENT THROUGHOUT TO NEW TESTAMENT THERE HAS NEVER BEEN ANY MENTION OF ANOINTING WATER. ALSO ANOINTING OIL WAS ONLY IN THE HANDS OF PRIESTS BUT TODAY PREACHERS ARE FOUND SELLING WATER AND SAY ANOINTING WATER TO REMOVE YOUR MISFORTUNES.

    SEMEKI - April 19, 2012
    17:41

  24. Leave that for god,dont judge a prophet. If u dont believe in him dont judge,let god handle it.

    Obama Bush - April 19, 2012
    17:29

  25. Good article.

    Mubanga - April 19, 2012
    17:29

  26. Boko haram is killing a lot of christians in Nigeria even in churches why doesmt this man of God prophesy dates of killings so that people can take precautions…this scrap is simply a witch doctor whose interest is to predict ! I would like him to prophesy when he will also die.

    Boko Haram - April 19, 2012
    17:24

  27. This is a must read article! Let’s not be duped God gave us intelligence

    Sober mind - April 19, 2012
    17:23

  28. Its a shame you dont see the sense Frank brought on. Does it mean that the church of God Jehovah is that poor in spirit and physically that Jehovah cant show His mirackes through prophet TB. Joshua? Is no miracles, prophecy and poverty a sign of true prophets. TB Joshua doesnt only prophicy on soccer and death but he is used by God to perform miracles. You need to watch his cable not by just visiting it but watching it. You wil know the truth. Dont mis the point, no one worships him but are amazed on how h

    Kujosu - April 19, 2012
    17:12

  29. Surely how does the prophet prophicise football that unite alot of pipo? Has god changed to start giving out results of the game before it even starts?

    Kalikeka - April 19, 2012
    17:02

  30. Im not a firm believer in any religion hence i will pass on making any comments…

    Sti09 - April 19, 2012
    16:42

  31. Its a shame most of you dont see the sense in what Frank is saying. Does it mean that God’s kingdom is so poor in spirit nd physically that you cant link it to the wonderful miracles and prophets Jehovah God is doing thru the man of God, TB Joshua. Lets open our eyes, its not soccer or death that he prophecis on. Watch his cable.

    Kujosu - April 19, 2012
    16:40

  32. From the long letter of Mr wafaworava against the anointed prophet of God, Snr. prophet TB Joshua . It is obvious that he has sinned against God because He has made himself a judge which God warned against in Mat. 7:1 Judge not ,that Ye be not Judged” However, i guess that Wafaworava Problem is both ENVY and JEALOUSY .
    Why do people like wafaworava allowed himself to be used by DEVIL that concerns themselves with the warning of Christ against false prophets loosing sights of Christ statement that Greater and Mighty works will belivers do in his name . Which to me is an open cheques to Christians who can pay the price of living Holy and righteous life, which is confirmed in Isiah 59:1-2,And those who make deliberate efforts to make Gal.5:19-22.their watch word. If i may ask wafaworava are the miracles in Snr. prophet TB Joshua’s Ministry above what God can do ? We are talking about God that parted the red sea through Moses Rod, God that parted river Jordan with Elijah’s Mantle,God that made head of Axe (borrowed)to float through Elisha”s stick,peter and Paul were used by God for mighty Healing and Deliverance .My candid Advice for Wafaworava is for him to take his time and study the peculiar life style and Exploit of these Prophets of God and endeavor to practice righteousness and show agape love to humanity as prescribe by Jesus and shun wickedness and watch if he will not access the power of God according to Luke 10:19 and mark 16:18 etc.
    Lastly, I am not bothered about the criticism and castigation of Wafaworava because OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST SUFFERED THE SAME FATE, JESUS WAS ACCUSED OF USING BEELZEBUB SPIRIT TO HEAL PARALYSES IN MARK 3:20-22 in the hand of HIS dis-tractors like Wafaworava during his Earthly ministry.
    AND TO CHRISTIANS ALL OVER THE World REMEMBER JOHN 10:10 Devil can use any body to achieve this. OUR Business with Christ is by FAITH GUIDE YOUR FAITH JEALOUSLY DON’T LOSE IT TO DIS TRACTORS. Remain Blessd as you continue to watch Emmanuel TV

    VIN. O. - April 19, 2012
    16:10

  33. There are no holy cows with God! To Moses He said, you showed off so you won’t see the promised and to David, you have too much blood on your hands you cannot build my temple. No holy cows, some may seem mighty in the eyes of man to God they are little ants. They’ll be like the little child soldier in west africa who wanted to be addressed as captain or whatever title he had in the rebel army only to be slowly reminded in his rehabilitation that he was just and still a child. No holy cows! Just children of God!

    kamanga - April 19, 2012
    16:07

  34. What I personally don’t like about the prophets of today is that they perform miracles for the show of it…not because they want to draw people closer to God and his scheme. When Peter prophesied to the lame guy sitting by the gate, it was not because he wanted people to marvel at what he could do NO! but it was because that was the only way he could minister to that unfortunate “son of Abraham”

    Commander Zero - April 19, 2012
    16:00

  35. God loves all, God is for all. Who are to judge his people, the writer and TB Joshua are both children of God. It’s him to judge and not anyone.

    nkhulungira - April 19, 2012
    15:53

  36. @ Frank i havent said i have never watched the Scoan, i said i dont watch and so i can still comment especially that its a topic of interest to me as a CHRISTIAN! if you believe in the prophet thats cool for you but for me i believe in Jesus Christ and His teaching.
    You know fellow Brothers and Sisters in Christ we should be weary of too many mashrooming churches and prophets…the Bible warns us, we can only know the truth if we pray to Jehover God thru Christ Jesus. both the holy and the evil can perfom miracles!
    false prophets seek the kingdom of earth! but the annointed chosen ones have their riches kept in Heaven where no thieves shall break in and steal and no termites shall attack! while many churches of today keep preaching of breaking poverty chains and geting rich in Jesus name!!!!!!!!!!If Jesus really valued a porsch life he would have lead one and preached on it!!!!!!INSTEAD HE IS STILL PREACHING TODAY FOR US TO BE SAVED IN SPIRIT AND SEEK THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN and not worldly riches…..chasing the wind!!!!!

    Zamseed - April 19, 2012
    15:40

  37. Frank,i am surprised that up to this day,you don’t know that Satan has powers to inflict pain into someone and can remove the same pain from that person so that they can believe that he is a child of God.Not every miracle is from God and not every prophecy is from God.God has told us to be sobber and vigilant but we have allowed ourselves to be carried away by these so called prophets such that we have even stopped reading the Bible but instead have gone to camp in Nigeria in the hope that a miracle would come our way.In the Bible,prophesies were used to warn people and bring them back to God.God would send someone to go and warn a person so that the person can repent and be right with God but it’s not the case with modern prophesy.People nowadays are using it not for Glory of the Lord but for their own Glory. They have even found it convenient to air it on TV each time it happens so that people can say they are true prophets,this is deceiption people and you should not be part of it.

    kimz - April 19, 2012
    15:32

  38. God loves all. God is for all.

    chitumbuwa - April 19, 2012
    15:31

  39. If Jesus was around would he be predicting football matches? And why is TB Joshua not predicting muslims extremists that are killing christians in Nigeria instead of predicting the death of high profile people in other parts of the world? TB Joshua is a fake prophet like it or not

    Chipewa Chilinda - April 19, 2012
    15:31

  40. God knows TBJ and the writer, they all want to influence our beliefs so that we can choose to believe one of the two. Not bad, but the good thing is that God’s time is ahead when we shall all account for our work and behaviour.

    Mesu a'kawa - April 19, 2012
    15:30

  41. ITS VERY EASY TO MANUPLATE AFRICANS. MY FAMILY FEW PREY TO THIS SORT OF ACTIONS BY MEN OF GOD.WHEN ONE IS MOURNING LOSS OF A BELOVED ONE, IILL HEALTH, DEBT RIDDEN OR IN POVERTY OR UNEMPLOYMENT ALL SORTS OF PARYERS ARE CONDUCTED TO SOLVE PROBLEMS.THE WWESTERN WORLD WAS BUILD TO ITS CURRENT STATE THROUGH SLAVERY, EXPLOITATION AND UNDER PAYING LABOUR AND USE OF SCIENCE.AND NOT PRAYER.MBINGU WAMU MUTARIKA DIED JUST LIKE ANY OTHER HUMAN BEING.

    ANIMAL FARM - April 19, 2012
    15:15

  42. I agree with ‘Pull Him Down Syndrome’. Infact,the writer of the article has no tangible facts. Leave the man oe God alone!

    OWENDA - April 19, 2012
    15:12