In an 11 minute video posted on Youtube on September 4 2013, prophet TB Joshua is back to his old game of “predicting” or “prophesying” what will happen “If” Syria is attacked. He apparently made the prediction on his Emmanuel TV on September 1 2013 in a packed “church” of followers.
Below is a message that accompanies the video.
“We should appeal to the Arab League to come together and talk to our brother.” God Almighty continues to speak through His servants, the prophets. Prophet T.B. Joshua gave words of prophecy concerning the pending war on Syria. The Bible says in Proverbs 29:18, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” We thank God for the prophetic warning and the instruction in righteousness and wisdom to handle such a situation. We pray that those involved will hear the voice of God and heed the warning. Listen as he tells the world what God has said about the situation
Here we go again; Nigerian born “Prophet TB Joshua” predicting what will happen if Obama and America (who was voted to end wars, not start them) leads another coalition to attack Syria for apparently killing 1400 people with chemical weapons. 99.000 people have already been killed before the forces of embattled Syrian president Bashar al-Assad supposedly used chemical weapons to kill its own people. So what is so special about the 1400 deaths? Are they more important than the 99.000?
That is not the debate now though. Enter “Prophet TB Joshua”.
“I am here with a packaged message concerning the whole world, about Syria…I told you about Iraq and I told you about Egypt and I told you about Afghanistan”, he begins his “Syria prediction Video” and then starts grandstanding.
“This will humble the whole world” TB says.
The suave, well dressed and pleasantly looking “prophet” then begins and “predicts” that if the world attacks Syria, it will affect the whole region from Turkey and all other neigbouring countries. “…many years, there will be no peace in that region again”
The only practical thing he advocates in the 11 min 33 sec video is that the world should not attack Syria because of the dire consequences.”They should make love, not war”. He says.
“write it down, I am a prophet, TB continues to loud appluase from the hundreds of people in his “church” who turned up to listen to his Syria prediction that was recorded on September 1 2013, long before the Russians pulled the rug from under the feet of a very reluctant Obama who had been advocating targeted war against Syria which in any language as we now know is actually a regime change.
“I am just telling you what I am seeing (predicting) after the war”.
TB Joshua then appeals that the Arap league should be consulted on resolving the crisis peacefully.
“ A prophet not only tells the future events, but preaching with power…that is a prophet for you…We don’t suggest, we talk with power…”
This is not the first time the controversial preacher has claimed to make predictions but most of the “predictions” like the above one about Syria are just generalized intelligent guesses of what could happen in a given situation.
Despite the dubious nature of the predictions he makes, , thousands of people still flock to see, hear and give thier money to TB Joshua. In so doing, they demonstration the effectiveness of what German economist Karl Marx said more than 150 years ago; “”religion is the opiate of the masses”.
The free online dictionary has three different definitions of a prophesy viz
a. An inspired utterance of a prophet, viewed as a revelation of divine will.
b. A prediction of the future, made under divine inspiration.
c. Such an inspired message or prediction transmitted orally or in writing.
Going by the above definitions, there is absolutely NOTHING like a prophesy that TB Joshua reveals in his 11 minute utterances above.
What he has done is give an educated guess of WHAT will happen if Syria is attacked. My ten year old daughter can make that guess too. If the Nigerian born prophet wanted to say something that will sound LIKE a profession, he should have been giving us dates or even a month when this could possibly happen.
The 50 year old T.B Joshua has made a huge fortune from his generalization ministries across Africa. He is a televangelist, Christian Minister, faith healer and owns the The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which runs a television Station called Emmanuel TV.
He is worth millions of dollras and owns extensive property in and out of Nigeria.
My Challenge to “prophet TB Joshua now
Please please please prophet, can you now make a real prediction about events in Syria and stop pulling wool over our eyes
Do you believe in TB Joshua prophesies? Have you ever attended one of his “healing” conventions? Are you a skeptic? please make your comments below