By Yangange Martin Wose*
Prophet T .B. Joshua is one of the great men of God of our time. I may attempt to qualify him as a Christian in respect of the so many dispensations of our time. Our Lord Jesus Christ is lord and his works are spiritual, supernatural ,omniscient , omniscience and omnipresent that is why in an effort to show his greatness the Nigerian singer Agatha Moses described him as Dr. Jesus.
Others have called our Lord Ancient of Days, Elohin ,Yeweh, Jehovah Jiereh, Jehovah Nisi, Elshadai, Mokonzi, Zambe, Nkosi, and Father of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Biblical books are superfluous in descriptions on some of this issues which confirm the abstract infinite knowledge of the realm of God Almighty.
In our time, there are several men of God and so many denominations dispersed in all continents of the world. I might not be in a position to determine and even discuss their practices as men of God in respect of the scriptures they profess.
Africans mostly fall amongst the peoples of the world who have had teachings and education about Christianity from their colonial peers. I dare say we have no option on this matter because it came side by side with colonialism , politics and economics. Our issue here is Christianity and one grew up to see Jesus Christ in books as a white man.
The Jews are white and there is no problem about colour though detractors may use that as a fact to give Christianity a negative imperialist outfit. Whatever the negatives Christianity extols concrete values like other religious bodies with some variations. Therein , we find values like peace, love and justice for all men. These values constitute the basis for all humanity’s sustainable effort s which the whole world emulates . The coming of prophet T. B. Joshua is worth- emulating when a birds-eye-view is pecked on the SCOAN, Emmanuel TV and the outreach including Anointing Water and Stickers .
The Miracles that have been happening at the SCOAN , Synagogue Church Of All Nations have been accompanied by testimonies of the very beneficiaries from so many countries all over the world and from amongst all the races of the world. The Television has never been known to make caricatures of men in such diversity and quantum thus confirming this as true.
Wonderful happenings have taken place far beyond the borders of Nigeria in this connection .
A man was shipwrecked in Delta State and by supernatural effort held a jug to his body and on him was anointing water and a sticker . The jug kept him afloat scientifically but how he sustained the grip on the jug for three days on the cold wide Atlantic ocean with such consternation is a matter for the Holy spirit. Cures for chronic sores and highly disenabling ailments have achieved on - the - spot solutions by prayers and intervention of the Holy Spirit.
A Ghanaian girl died and came back to life because a recorded Mass Prayer recorded on her phone was replayed to her ear. When she revived she confessed having seen Prophet Joshua on her bed side. People from all continents of the world have received deliverance, breakthrough and blessings through prayers.
If all kinds of people amongst almost all the races of the world come to a prophet, and if all of them receive their hearts’ desires by faith, then it must be certain that the Lord God has decided to send his servant, a likely flag bearer of our lord Jesus Christ. In our time Prophet Joshua has attached elaborate charity to his works and he donates food and money to as many under -privileged people as he can touch. In short Charity is a major feature of His Ministry.
There is no room for detractors today. The Word of God is happening in Africa. To buttress this argument there is a black US president(Barack Obama) and Madiba Nelson Mandela(first-ever democratically elected black South African President-now late) has arguably been the most popular human being of this century. Pope Francis and Prophet Joshua have the same position on the beleaguered Syria.
My proposal is very simple. Any Thomas on this issue will have to prove the contrary. In any case, the world has accepted the fact that colour in not a barrier and the prophet himself in his lavish mass prayer calls out ‘ Touch the screen wherever you are , where can you go from his presence…’ and you will have deliverance, breakthrough by faith.
The SCOAN is located at Ekotun in downtown Lagos. When I visited it, I noticed a chapel of wondrous capacity perhaps a stadium capacity, filled to its tether and an overflow congregation out in massive canopies ; if put together would outnumber the interior membership- and even then packed to capacity. Men and women of all nations keep a gushing incessant traffic like the Atlantic ocean taking positions for an unintended tsunami.
Long live Prophet T.B.Joshua and the Synagogue Church of All Nations.
NB: Yangange Martin Wose is a Cameroonian Freelance journalist and Fellow, London School of Journalism Email: firstname.lastname@example.org