Before starting this post we would like to state that we do not in any way endorse John Zavlaris’ ministry. He has never apologised for or acknowledged his role in the TB Joshua deception, and we have received reports of abusive behaviour in his ministry too (though not sexually abusive). With that in mind, we are grateful to JustBloggingTruth who sent in the following interesting comment from John Zavlaris clearly aimed at TB Joshua.
“Sometime ago I heard a minister of the Gospel say “the miracles that you see in my ministry prove my Apostolic call” and all of a sudden we saw that the churches he founded in the past, in a mysterious way they started to close down and the ministers that God gave him started to disappear with out being able to control the situation. My advice to this minister is that he cannot say “I am a problem solver”. For me you have unfinished business with God that needs to be taken care of and your proud heart needs to be humbled to stop the curse upon your ministry. The Bible contradicts you when you project the miracle before the love of God. “If I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am become sounding brass, or a clanging cymbal. And if I have the gift of prophecy, and know all mysteries and all knowledge; and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing” I Corinthians 13: 1-2 Remember the harvest is ready but the laborers are few.”
The following is commentary from JustBloggingTruth:
Last year i moved from one state to another, and i now live a few hours drive from New Jersey. I had called Zavlaris ministries sometime last year to ask them if they had the new anointing water, but was told by a lady on the phone that, TB Joshua had called Zavlaris months ago and told him that he did not need to use the anointing water anymore and should just use his hands to pray for people. And the lady who is a worker there said Zavlaris did not use anointing water to pray for people anymore.and evidently you can find zavlaris videos from last year where he was praying for people without anointing water, before TB Joshua came out with his lies.
So for all Americans who have followed both ministries, it was a revealing moment for us when TB Joshua denied him. i find it interesting, because Zavlaris never actually responded to TB Joshua’s lies and attacks against him. and i must make a note as someone who has been following both TB Joshua and Zavlaris from the USA, i really believe TB Joshua discredited himself when he attacked Zavlaris, and i know that Americans did not buy his lies.
Just a quick note for those who did not know this about Zavlaris past. Zavlaris had his own church as a minister of the gospel before he even heard about TB Joshua. He was living with his now late wife when he decided to leave his church and become a disciple of TB Joshua. Yes, John Zavlaris was a disciple of TB Joshua for a number of years. (this was on his no longer available deleted blog https://anointingwaterny.wordpress.com, during his anointing water trips around the world.) And i believe a quick phone call to zalvaris’ ministries will also confirm this. I know this is going to be shocking for many because of TB Joshua’s lies. So TB Joshua did not actually establish Zavlaries as a minister of the Gospel, but the Lord Jesus did. And it is an insult for TB Joshua to deny his former disciple of many years. TB Joshua’s jealousy must have been stirred by Zavlaris’ rising growth and popularity in the USA. Americans were saving big dollars when they could go to Zavlaris instead of TB Joshua. i personally know that the number of Americans visiting Scoan have plummeted from hundredths to below 50 from the last visit.