Prophet TB Joshua Legacy Lives On
Following the fake news that is being circulated on Social Media about an alleged succession battle over who will be the next General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) since the passing on to glory of Prophet TB Joshua. We (SCOAN) have now officially released a statement from our official Social Media pages to debunk the rumour to be completely false and should therefore be disregarded. The statements make it clear that there was an instruction by the Prophet before his death and that is what we will follow concerning how the SCOAN will be run. This is, however, not the first time there has been circulation of fake news since the demise of Prophet T.B. Joshua about who will take over from him. There was the news that some imaginary elders and a group of family members come together to agree to appoint the Prophet wife, Evelyn Joshua to take over as the new General overseer of The SCOAN. This was around when the wife of the Prophet and the entire SCOAN family were still mourning and preparing for the funeral celebration of the Prophet. It is important the Public know that SCOAN is an Apostolic Ministry that is led by the holy Spirit of God. The SCOAN doesn’t operate by man conventions and theory. Every action in the SCOAN is subject to the directive of the Holy Ghost. So also is concerning the new leadership of the SCOAN, it will not be based on public opinion, men’s emotions, convention and perceptions, it will be based on the directive of the holy spirit of God. We understand these are very important moments for the ministry of SCOAN. We pray for God to grant those of us at the SCOAN Headquarter the grace to continue to be submissive to His perfect Will in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Below is the SCOAN official statement:
“Our attention has been drawn to an article published in This Day Newspaper on Wednesday July 14th 2021 titled: ‘Synagogue: Succession Battle Begins as THISDAY Interview is Cited as Evidence.’ The contents of the article regarding an alleged ‘succession battle’ are completely false and should therefore be disregarded. We want to inform the general public that there is no succession battle at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). We are sons and daughters of love and shall continue to let love lead as we follow the instructions laid down by Prophet TB Joshua. Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to honour the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua.”
Exodus 14:13 – “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
When Moses said, “Don’t be afraid”, he equally meant to say, “Overcome your fear” for fear is a thief of faith and hope. When our troubles seem unyielding to our prayers, it is in our own interest to get above our fear by leaving it to God. Don’t think of saving yourself by fighting a natural battle! ‘Be still’, means, ‘be calm, confident and determined’. God does not need our effort or assistance to carry out His promises of deliverance.
God revealed to Moses what He would do in the circumstances and he believed. Moses was saying to the people, ‘Don’t waver in your faith; be steadfast and be still – have peace of heart, have confidence in the God you believe in. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again; the trouble you see today you will never see again’ (Exodus 14:13). Their enemies were frustrated and immediately they surrendered.
PRAYER POINTS: Lord, let my enemy see Your finger in my life, get frustrated and surrender because You have set a table before me in the presence of my enemy. What is your problem? Ask God to give you the grace to always cast your burdens upon Him as Moses did in his encounter with the Egyptian army at the Red Sea. Lord, in my encounter with the evil forces, teach me the way I should go as You did the Israelites at the Red Sea. Instruct me the way I should go as You did Moses in his encounter. Save me from the wicked plans of my adversaries as You did Daniel in the lions’ den. Deliver me from every generational curse as You did Jabez. Lord, give me power to face all the challenges of the enemy, in the name of Jesus. I loose myself from the bondage of fear, in Jesus’ name!
Prophet T.B. Joshua
Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua has sensationally declared that “most offerings collected in churches all over the world are a curse, not a blessing.”
Joshua, who was speaking to a packed congregation at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN) was responding to a question raised about why offerings are not collected during his weekly Monday ‘Living Water Service’.
“We cannot begin bothering distressed people – I mean, the sick ones, the poor ones – asking for financial support,” the cleric explained.
Adding that although it was Scriptural to collect an offering, “The question remains: Whom are we asking for support? The distressed, the sick, the poor?”
Enlightening congregants further, he stated, “When you are healed and delivered, your ‘Thank you’ is a blessing from God. But when you are distressed, your ‘Thank you’ is distress. When you are sick, your ‘Thank you’ is sick.”
Joshua then declared: “You are your ‘Thank you’ because you cannot live above your word. That is why most gifts today are a curse, not a blessing… That is why you have to be very careful.”
Sharing practical examples from daily life, the cleric explained how judging by mere appearance is misleading as people are often pretentious.
“I know people beyond appearance because I look at the heart,” he revealed. “Appearance is deceptive.”
The video of Joshua’s short sermon on YouTube elicited a deluge of responses from followers, many declaring it was the “first time” they had heard a pastor explain such subject matter.
The living presence of the divine power of God was tangible in the air as The SCOAN Choir rendered songs of worship in the second Sunday Service for the year 2020. As they moved from song to song, the Holy Spirit overshadowed ‘The Arena of Liberty’ and congregants began to fall under the anointing as they walked into their freedom from disease, lack, indebtedness, disappointment and a host of other problems caused by the devil and his agent.
Prophetess Yinka described the New Year as “A NEW OPPORTUNITY”, a message which focused on the need for Christians to seize the opportunity of a new year to amend their ways before God and to change their behaviour towards others. She took her proof text from Ephesians 4:17-23 but also read from Matthew 26:41, Proverbs 15:33, James 4:10, 2 Chronicles 7:14, Galatians 2:20 and Joshua 24:23. Prophetess Yinka strongly encouraged Christians to engage in serious self-examination and “to maintain a steady focus in an unsteady world.”
The woman of God told congregants that they had to live in humility and that they could not keep worshiping their old selves, since genuine Christianity comes out of conversion rather than mere conviction. Consequently, she added, our conduct must match our faith confession if we must enjoy God’s blessings. She also warned congregants to be wary about the challenges of the New Year and concluded by exhorting congregants to follow the good road to the good life by praying more, reading the Bible more and loving and helping others more.
After the message, the Lord worked wonders through His servants Prophetess Yinka, Prophet Racine and Prophet Chris. Again, the Spirit of the Lord moved in ‘The Arena of Liberty’ and many contrary spirits were chased out of the lives of God’s children.
Mr Ernest Fumador, a Ghanaian, used to have constant nagging headaches and his older sister thought he behaved rather strangely. Ernest thought it was just stress from his workload, especially as he took longer to finish simple tasks. Disturbed by the consistency of her brother’s issues, Vivian Sosu advised him to see the doctors. “You have a brain tumour. Either we place you on drugs or you have surgery,” the doctors told Ernest. He was shaken. He was to take the recommended drugs for three months but along the line, Vivian visited The SCOAN and returned home with The New Morning Water which she ministered on Ernest. Within a short while, his sister noticed improvements in his health as the constant headaches had disappeared and he was able to find sleep again. After conducting another test on Ernest, the doctors gave him clean bill of health as the tumour in his brain had vanished. Lost for words, Vivian simply advised the church, “Have faith in God.” Also in church to glorify God’s name for the healing was Ernest’s nephew, who had been asked by his mother to stay with his uncle and help him out while the tumour lasted. Ernest ended by assuring the church, “With God, all things are possible.” contact firstname.lastname@example.org for your free morning water package.
For 44 out of her 54 years of existence, Mrs Ginette Laguerre, a Haitian living in the USA, suffered severe difficulty in walking due to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. “I moved like a 350-year-old woman,” Ginette told the church, adding that she had lost cartilage in both knees, forcing her to depend on powerful anti-inflammatory drugs. As her conditioned deteriorated, Ginette decided to take her case to God. After receiving prayers at The SCOAN, she stood to her feet and began walking again without her knee braces. “I was looking all over for the pain but I could not find it,” she said excitedly, demonstrating her healing. “I have no problem moving,” she said repeatedly. To God be the glory!
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A touching testimony from South Africa of reconciliation and restoration after years of madness, homelessness and family separation has been shared on TB Joshua’s official Facebook Page.
According to the testimony shared by Geogina Gumindega, she had visited Joshua’s popular church in Lagos, Nigeria in October 2019 and received some ‘Morning Water’ – an item believed to be ‘anointed by Jesus Christ’.
Geogina subsequently learned of a heart-breaking situation from one of her close friends whose brother had mysteriously disappeared for twelve years after leaving Zimbabwe for South Africa.
According to the lengthy tale, the man – whose name was given as Leon Ayamu – “left home without the blessing of his parents and also ran away from a woman who had just given birth to his daughter.”
The situation deteriorated in South Africa to the point that Ayamu “started to live in the bush” and fell into mental degradation.
It was so bad that he was “surviving solely on fruits and vegetables” with “monkeys for companionship” in his homeless state.
His discovery was nothing short of miraculous! “We ministered the Morning Water on his sister at 11pm on December 7th,” Miss Gumindega explained. “At 9am on December 8th, she saw her brother by the roadside on her way to the supermarket,”
“God had put him in the right place to be seen by his sister who was not even looking for him that morning!”
The family were apprehensive “due to his rude and violent nature at the time” but “managed to convince him to follow us home”.
Thereafter, Joshua’s ‘Morning Water’ was ministered to Ayamu and placed in the water in which he took his bath.
“After this first bath, he went on to sleep for six hours that afternoon. According to him, he started to remember his family and actually miss them after waking up from this sleep!”
The path to mental stability had begun as the dishevelled man told his family “he began to crave human companionship” instead of merely staying with animals.
A matter of weeks later, with plenty of prayer with the ‘Morning Water’ and tender care, Ayamu “has regained consciousness, accepted Jesus as his Saviour and watches Emmanuel TV 24/7!”
Reflecting on his old life, the restored mad man said it felt “as though he lived in the jungle for only a month yet, in reality it had been over a decade!”
He has since reconnected with his estranged family members in Zimbabwe, “apologised to his parents for his rebellion” and broken free from an addiction to codeine and marijuana that fuelled him in the bush.
However, Ayamu’s tale is marked with disturbing and sordid details.
“He confessed to having suffered physical and sexual abuse from other men who took advantage of the vulnerability of homeless and mentally ill people,” Geogina revealed, explaining that at times he would “wake up with male semen all over his body”.
Gumindega hoped his testimony would “challenge our perspective of the kind of help we give to vulnerable people in his former state.”
Pictures of Ayamu’s condition when he was discovered in the bush and his current state a month later after returning to normalcy were equally included in the remarkable testimony to authenticate its contents.
With the abundance of such ‘testimonies’, TB Joshua’s church continues to attract followers from around the world, with official immigration statistics revealing six out of every ten visitors to Nigeria are bound for The SCOAN.
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