Meanwhile, I have been there.
This blog is in response to some very negative posts I found online while researching about the synagogue earlier this year.
There are some particularly aggrieved individuals. One of them is a Pastor Bill Randles from South Africa who is painstakingly and systematically discrediting the SCOAN and in particular Prophet TB Joshua.
I wish to create venues where people who oppose the negative views of these people can come together and share their thoughts. I judged this would be a step in the right direction. My first work is at www.destinyrestored.com. This is a chronicle of the exploits of our Lord Jesus Christ through The anointed man of God. Prophet TB Joshua and his wise-men.
I met with Prophet TB Joshua at the Synagogue on Monday the 24th of September 2012. As far as demeanour is concerned, what I saw in his eyes were compassion. compassion, and compassion. So much that I forgot all the questions in my mind. How could someone so powerful be bothered to attend to such amount of walking pains, live in the midst of these pains - not living in the affluent part of the city, as well as function still in the midst of these pains. it is daunting. What I meant by pains is that for someone who sees both sides, physical and spiritual. The milling throng of people, each one representing a pain or many pains, yet, after decades of treating these pains, he does still have so much compassion in him. It is beyond comprehension. As such, it bothers me greatly, when I read the post as in these links. Knowing that I as one of the walking pains, who is seeking for some relieve could easily have been dissuaded from even making the attempt to go to the Synagogue by the likes of people who created these posts.
I must admit, when the flight I took home landed in Lagos, this is after 22 years sojourn in Europe, my soul wept on seeing the hopelessness in the eyes of the people. So much possibilities, so little efficient use of these possibilities. So much pains wherever I look. I wish the people who created these Blogs would visit Nigeria, or other parts of Africa, where living is such a struggle, maybe then they can begin to comprehend the tasks that the like of Prophet T B Joshua faces. What he represent to people who are in pains. Just as the messiah said in Mark 2:17.
Not that I am judging them. I am not in a position to judge, only that I wish to present to the world what I saw, what I felt, when I met Prophet T B Joshua. I wish to present this in a way that my readers will have no doubt in their mind that he is what he professes to be; A servant of The Most High God. Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I wish to encourage them, those that will eventually read my post to make a dash for freedom from oppression, to visit the Synagogue like I did. That is, in spite of what the nay sayers have to say..
My Father is 86 years old. He still lives. Among his many avocations is farming. With acres of Cocoa farms. There is a particularly troublesome parasite of the Cocoa tree; Mistletoe. Invasion result in loss of branches and reduced yield to outright death of the infected Cocoa tree. The trees themselves are powerless against this parasite. The same way that millions of the people that find succour at the Synagogue are powerless against the myriads of ills that besiege them. I wish to write, so these people, like my Fathers’ Cocoa trees can continue to go to the farmer, T B Joshua, wherever they may be in the world, that they may have peace.
However one must also be ready to acknowledge what the bible says;Ephesians 6:12
New International Version - UK (NIVUK)
12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. The same way that Jesus has his disciples, so also the devil has his disciples. That disciple may be in your sister or in your brother. Some of them are disciples by design, some unwillingly, some even unknowingly! So we pray for these bloggers, that Jesus may show them mercy.
Here are some of the posts;