Far more can be mended than you know

On this Easter Sunday, we present an extract from Francis Spufford’s book “Unbelievable” on the death and resurrection of Yeshua (Jesus).

He cannot do anything deliberate now. The strain of his whole weight on his outstretched arms hurts too much. The pain fills him up, displaces thought, as much for him as it has for everyone else who has ever been stuck to one of these horrible contrivances, or for anyone else who dies in pain from any of the world’s grim arsenal of possibilities. And yet he goes on taking in. It is not what he does, it is what he is. He is all open door: to sorrow, suffering, guilt, despair, horror, everything that cannot be escaped, and he does not even try to escape it, he turns to meet it, and claims it all as his own. This is mine now, he is saying; and he embraces it with all that is left in him, each dark act, each dripping memory, as if it were something precious, as if it were itself the loved child tottering homeward on the road. But there is so much of it. So many injured children; so many locked rooms; so much lonely anger; so many bombs in public places; so much vicious zeal; so many bored teenagers at roadblocks; so many drunk girls at parties someone thought they could have a little fun with; so many jokes that go too far; so much ruining greed; so much sick ingenuity; so much burned skin. The world he claims, claims him. It burns and stings, it splinters and gouges, it locks him round and drags him down…

All day long, the next day, the city is quiet. The air above the city lacks the usual thousand little trails of smoke from cookfires. Hymns rise from the temple. Families are indoors. The soldiers are back in barracks. The Chief Priest grows hoarse with singing. The governor plays chess with his secretary and dictates letters. The free bread the temple distributed to the poor has gone stale by midday, but tastes all right dipped in water or broth. Death has interrupted life only as much as it ever does. We die one at a time and disappear, but the life of the living continues. The earth turns. The sun makes its way towards the western horizon no slower or faster than it usually does.

Early Sunday morning, one of the friends comes back with rags and a jug of water and a box of the grave spices that are supposed to cut down on the smell. She’s braced for the task. But when she comes to the grave she finds that the linen’s been thrown into the corner and the body is gone. Evidently anonymous burial isn’t quite anonymous enough, after all. She sits outside in the sun. The insects have woken up, here at the edge of the desert, and a bee is nosing about in a lily like silk thinly tucked over itself, but much more perishable. It won’t last long. She takes no notice of the feet that appear at the edge of her vision. That’s enough now, she thinks. That’s more than enough.

Don’t be afraid, says Yeshua. Far more can be mended than you know.

She is weeping. The executee helps her to stand up.

These are the words of Christ on this Easter Sunday to all those who are broken. Those who have lost family or friends. Those struggling in sickness or poverty. Those in confusion and anxiety. Those facing a crisis of faith. Those lacking in purpose or direction. Don’t be afraid, says Yeshua. Far more can be mended than you know.

SHOCKING! TB Joshua lied about his Abuja bomb prediction

On Monday the 14th April, dozens, if not hundreds of people lost their lives in a massive bomb attack in Nigeria’s capital Abuja. For most pastors and religious leaders, this is a time of mourning. A time to reach out the bereaved to comfort them and pray for them. Not so TB Joshua. For TB Joshua, even a tragedy on his own doorstep is fair game for exploitation. Hours after this horrific attack, SCOAN edit together a video proudly claiming that TB Joshua had predicted it. In the video he claims (to audible gasps of horror): Listen to me, my people in Nigeria. Once again, take note of this: Our security should be vigilant. I am seeing a very big strike — explosion. They should take care of Abuja — capital.”

We have managed to track down the unedited version of this prophecy, given on the 10th November 2013. As usual, a critical aspect of the prophecy has been edited out (see the bold text).

Listen to me, my people in Nigeria. Once again, take note of this: Our security should be vigilant. I am seeing a very big strike — explosion. Towards the end of this month, or the middle of next month they should take care of Abuja, capital.

Based on this, the bomb was meant to happen towards the end of November and the middle of December. It happened on the 14th April.

But he predicted a bombing in Abuja, and one happened! Isn’t that enough?

No! Prophecies are words from the all knowing, all powerful, omnipresent, omniscient God. Real prophecies are not 5 months wrong with their dates. Real prophecies glorify God, not the prophet. Real prophecies bring people to repentance. TB Joshua’s prophecy does none of this, and due to the current situation in Nigeria it was certain to “come true” given enough time. This “prophecy” was given on November the 10th. Just one day before on November the 9th, Reuters reported that “Intelligence available indicates that the terrorists were in the process of finalizing plans to carry out simultaneous suicide attacks in Abuja and Kano” (source). As usual, all TB Joshua was doing was reporting the news, dressed up as prophecy.

It’s time Nigerians stop standing for this nonsense. This man is making a mockery of a national tragedy and exploiting it for his own gain. As Deuteronomy 18:22 says If the prophet speaks in the LORD’s name but his prediction does not happen or come true, you will know that the LORD did not give that message. That prophet has spoken without my authority and need not be feared“. TB Joshua does not need to be feared, he needs exposing. 

Links:

The full, edited video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BPsrk_Z48r0
The full, original video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn-YOCZEp-0

When will TB Joshua apologise for his MH370 lie?

TB Joshua "reveals the location" of the missing jet

TB Joshua “reveals the location” of the missing jet

TB Joshua’s MH370 prophecy must be his most disastrous one yet. We are now a month from this prediction and no plane has been found. No debris has been found. An intermittent signal has been discovered, possibly from the black box, but nothing has been confirmed.

Let’s look at some of the specific things we know he got wrong:

  1. The plane would crash metres after takeoff
  2. The plane would crash due to an obvious issue
  3. The plane would be carrying almost 200 passengers (it carried 240)
  4. The plane would be found “moments from now” (9th March)
  5. The plane would be found “moments from now” (15th March)
  6. The mystery being solved a week after the 15th of March

There are a few other things he said such as the “strange people on board” and the plane being found “between Indonesia and the Indian ocean” that seem unlikely but are yet to be ruled out. However, so much of this is completely and utterly wrong, it can’t be excused. Even SCOAN are keeping quiet about this prophecy now.

TB Joshua claims God shows him things in the future as clear as watching Emmanuel TV. We can see now that either he is lying to you and making all this up, or God doesn’t have a clue what is going on. Either TB Joshua is deceiving you, or God is deceiving TB Joshua. Pick your side.

If TB Joshua has an ounce of integrity left, he’ll be issuing a full public apology and admitting he made a mistake. We hope this event will teach him a lesson and put a stop to this sick exploitation of human tragedy.

TB Joshua is the “last prophet of the last days” (according to a demon)

You know things are getting desperate when you have to get your endorsements from “demons”. The following is part of the testimony of an “ex-satanist” who had been commissioned to destroy TB Joshua’s ministry. The demon who possessed him claims that TB Joshua is the “last prophet of the last days” and the “right anointed appointed prophet to raise the dead church leaders and the churches themselves” (video).

When [the devil] lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies. (John 8:44b)

10 questions for TB Joshua

Thanks to “Just Wonder” for these 10 questions to TB Joshua.

  1. How do you know that the vision you had – of the big Jesus in the clouds – in the beginning of your ‘ministry’ is Jesus Christ of the Bible. It sounded too much the same as the vision mohammed had when called up into heaven? Did you test this?
  2. How do you know that the visitations you have early in the mornings, while sleeping, are from the Holy Spirit and not a divining spirit? Did you or anyone else put it to the test?
  3. How come that your ‘prophecies’ are totally vague and out of focus and wrong and then after the happenings, you cut and paste them, to try and get the focus in and you do not see that that is wrong? Do you realize that this never happened to the prophets in the Bible?
  4. How come that there is just no one that can testify about your conversion, water baptism or baptism in the Holy Spirit? Even you, who are keeping meticulously everything on video, do not have any such testimony of yourself anywhere? Do you realize that every person mentioned in the Bibles, had his life thrown wide open. There is no secret of the Biblical prophets hidden somewhere. Unlike you.
  5. Why do you not lead your people in repentance to Jesus?
  6. And why do you not baptize your repented congregation in water? Having an Olympic size baptismal pool in the middle of you ‘church’, just for the show?
  7. And why do you not pray for repented sinners for the baptism in the Holy Spirit after they repented, got baptized in water and delivered?
  8. And why do you not put any focus on the death, shed blood of Jesus for the forgiveness of sin and resurrection of Jesus Christ practically. Making use of water baptism and communion – which shows to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ?
  9. And why are you changing the Bible verses to suit you? Where the Bible specifically warns not to add or subtract from the Bible?
  10. And why do you not want your prophecies to be tested? Where it is written; “Beloved, believe not every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world” – 1 John 4:4 and “Let two or three prophets speak and let the others pass judgment” – 1 Corinthians 14:29

Maybe, just maybe – you can still repent from your evil and deceptive ways and turn to the God of the Bible, through Jesus his Son.

Maybe, just maybe you can humble yourself and pray and ask forgiveness from God and man?

Maybe, just maybe??????

Why won’t the authorities take TB Joshua seriously?

TB Joshua is annoyed. He’s annoyed that he’s still not had a call from the Malaysian authorities. He’s annoyed that they haven’t put him on a plane to help them find the plane. If they had, they would have already found it, or so he reasons in this video.

Why won’t world leaders (excluding a few African ones) take this prolific prophet seriously? Many have suggested it is because he’s African. We want to suggest a few alternative reasons.

No, TB Joshua’s not ignored because he’s African, he’s ignored because he’s not actually a very impressive prophet, and his predictions help no one.

TB Joshua’s evolving MH370 prophecy

The whole world has been watching the mysterious disappearance of Malaysian Airways flight MH370. Only one person seems to know what happened to it, everyones favourite false Prophet, TB Joshua.

Here is a timeline of actual events alongside TB Joshua’s “predictions”, followed by an analysis of what he has actually contributed.

28th July, 2013 – TB Joshua predicts a plane carrying nearly 200 people will crash in “Asia” metres from the runway. It will be due to an obvious fault that could have been solved if the crew weren’t so impatient.

8th March, 2014 – Malaysian Airways flight MH370 disappears from the radar over the south china sea. Immediately an international rescue mission takes place, searching for a wreckage in the sea around the area contact was lost.

8th March, 2014 – TB Joshua releases an edited version of the 2013 prophecy, omitting the part where he claimed it would crash metres from the runway due to an obvious fault.

9th March, 2014TB Joshua Watch call for TB Joshua to reveal the location of the plane, since he claims so confidently that God had shown him this disaster happening 8 months ago.

9th March, 2014 – Approximately 8 hours after the TB Joshua Watch post, the TB Joshua Ministries official Facebook page reveal the location of the plane……. In the ocean! Particles will begin to appear on the surface any moment now, he claims.

TB Joshua "reveals the location" of the missing jet

TB Joshua “reveals the location” of the missing jet

14th March, 2014 – After several days of speculation that the plane may have flown on for hours, suggesting an element of foul play, the search switches to the Indian Ocean after unspecified “new information”. Although yet to be officially announced, the press are widely reporting that the flight had been hijacked.

The day before TB Joshua implies an element of foul play, the media were reporting it.

The day before TB Joshua implies an element of foul play, the media were reporting it.

15th March, 2014TB Joshua brags that he’s the only minister who’s been talking about this for the last year (even though what he mentioned a year ago was very different). He advises the rescuers to start searching between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean (the search moved to this area at least 24 hours prior to his “recommendation”). He says there are some strange people in the plane, who are not meant to be inside. There was a battle on the air, the plane turned back. The pilot confronted a situation he could not handle. The whole thing is coming to an end, they will discover the plane any moment from now. This coming week, we will not be talking about it again.

What we have seen so far is very illuminating. You can see clearly two deceptive techniques TB Joshua employs in order to make people think he’s a true prophet:

  1. Make things as ambiguous as possible. For example, the “strange people on board” and the pilot “confronting a situation he could not handle”. This seems like it implies highjacking, but also could be twisted (especially with a little editing) to fit the more likely hypothesis of pilot suicide. If he really knew what happened why not say “it was hijacked” or “it was pilot suicide”?
  2. Reveal details after they become public knowledge. He said it was in the ocean when it was only the ocean being searched, and since the ocean covers 70% of the earth’s surface, that doesn’t exactly help locate it. He suggested they search between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean a few days after the search had switched its focus to there. He implies foul play, after the press have widely reported it.

If he had told them to search between Indonesia and the Indian Ocean while they were still focusing on the south China sea, that would have been impressive.

If he had revealed that the plane had been deliberately diverted when they still thought it had suffered a catastrophic failure, that would have been impressive.

As it stands, he’s not offered anything of any use. However, there are a few points that he can’t retract or twist:

  1. The plane is in the sea. This is a safe bet to hedge because that seems the only likely hypothesis, but until the plane is found, that cannot be certain.
  2. The plane will be found any moment from now (that was first said 9 days ago, so time is ticking on that prediction).
  3. By the end of the week, the mystery will be solved (we will no longer be talking about it).

We hope that TB Joshua’s followers will at least hold him to these points, but will also pay attention to the order in which his predictions have been revealed. This has been an event where someone with genuine knowledge could have been incredibly helpful and become very well known. What TB Joshua has said has added nothing.

Finally, TB Joshua aside – please pray for the families who must be going through unimaginable pain, not knowing what has happened to their loved ones.