A recent online publication by TB Joshua watch, a SCOAN critic WordPress .com site seemed to compare the healings at SCOAN to the healings in the scriptures and under bias concluded that the healings at SCOAN are incomplete (don’t know where they get this idea) because according to their clearly misinformed source, some of the healings are a process and afterwards require maintenance and as such do not qualify as Biblical healing. We’ve addressed the issue of maintenance of healing in one of our earlier post, (click the link for the full article) they raised a concern claiming that the scoan teaches that God takes away healing on sinful living, fact is nothing of sort has ever been taught in SCOAN, this is just one disgusting method of word twisting TB Joshua watch use in their campaign of calumny against the ministry of TB Joshua. The only concern we noticed was of value clarifying was an arrant misconception; questions of the healings at SCOAN being a process and not instantaneous.
We maintain here that the claim that healings in scoan are not instantaneous is a false one, one that was falsified by those who enjoy forming intense and grueling debates with false opinions about TB Joshua. Healings in SCOAN are instantaneous to the astonishment of all as can be seen during the SCOAN’S live Sunday services broadcast on emmanuel TV and via internet through streaming faith media, just as the healing in the scriptures. Blind eyes pop open on the spot, those chained due to mental disorder return to normalcy after prayer are immediately loosened, those on wheel chairs and walking aids immediately are healed during prayer with the wheel chairs and aids taken away, those paralyzed, having broken bones, or bedridden are raised to their feet instantly, those with neck collars and lumber corsets throw them away immediately after prayer and walk free of them, those with complications with birth delivery’s deliver their babies instantly on the spot during prayer, the labour process that takes hours on end ends up being only within seconds at SCOAN, (nothing of such has ever been seen before) the demon possessed are immediately delivered with a word of authority and power how are all these healings not instantaneous in their opinion?, which of these cases listed above has ever been healed in stages at SCOAN? Well who knows, Perhaps they’ve seen TB Joshua say to those on the wheelchair, I’ll pray for you today, you’ll walk tomorrow or next week, seems very unlikely as the world would be watching, all we’ve witnessed so far are instantaneous – the more reason TB Joshua is renowned for his healing ministry. if healings occur in processes then i guess there’s not much different between healing and treatment. If they in their usual Pharisee cynicism claim TB Joshua has full control at SCOAN and so manipulates the healings people witness there, how about during the international crusades involving thousands of sick and afflicted people, did he plan and orchestrate the manipulative healings with all the sick in Indonesia, Singapore and South Korea as well? A first hand witness account of one of the crusades with TB Joshua in Surabaya, Indonesia recounts clear proofs of instantaneous healings;
What followed when he began ministering to the crowd was mind-blowing, when he began to pray, the unbelievable happened. I saw neck collars coming off, body braces being removed, people were vomiting poisonous substances as soon as he touched them, I made sure I was close enough among the throngs of crowd to see everything that was going on. After this he went and met those on the wheelchairs and began commanding them to rise in the name of Jesus Christ. One after the other , they began getting out of their wheel chairs people who looked as though there was no chance they would walk again started moving , a truly baffling experience was when he encountered people with evil spirits, when TB Joshua touched them or even came near then they would start screaming, rolling and kicking, displaying all kinds o weirdness. (Acts 8:7, with shrieks, evil spirits came out of many) One man said he was Beelzebub” at first at first I thought he was a mental case, but i soon realized he was indeed possessed by demons. As the prophet went on to deliver him in the power of the Holy Spirit. It was certain that he had no control over his body as he twisted and turned in reaction to the prophet’s commands. He tried to attack the prophet but TB Joshua just commanded his submission each time i had never seen anything like it! At the end of it all the man was a different person, crying and hugging the prophet.
None of this eye witnesses’ experience seems to communicate a healing process… rather one instantly received in Asia continent.
Some critics on TB Joshua watch have condemned the spectacular deliverances that go on in SCOAN, And for this reason, attribute it to the work of demons controlling demons, thereby communicating the same Pharisaical thoughts their precursors advocated on Jesus’ healing and deliverance when they claimed His exorcism was powered by Beelzebub the prince of demons. They forget that such was the pattern of Jesus’ deliverance ministry as well as that of His apostles:
Luke 4:35, ”Be quiet!” Jesus said sternly. “Come out of him!” Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him. (The comparison here with injury shows just how serious the reaction of the man must have been to Jesus’ deliverance)
Luke 9:42, Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the evil spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father.
Mark 9:26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.
Acts 8:7, with shrieks, evil spirits came out of many, and many paralytics and cripples were healed.
As this on-line discussion grows stronger, TB Joshua’s critics surprisingly come out plainly to state the conditions under which they would reconsider their position as his detractors, in saying:
” If his supporters were able to clearly show that he was responsible for a significant number of bonafide, validated healings which could be shown to be equivalent to those found in scripture, we detractors would be forced to reconsider our position.”
pardon us if we don’t take them at all seriously, because they’ve once made it clear on their site with their own words that as far as the truth about the goodness in TB Joshua is concerned, they are a lost cause, their already existing prejudice which they wouldn’t let go of as the Pharisees in Jesus day couldn’t give us enough reason not to take them seriously. worse still, a commenter provided a significant number of video links to medically confirmed instantaneous healings at scoan, and they removed all the links stressing that they needed those equal to those in scripture, a deceptive antic we would look into shortly. Pharisees always question undeniable evidence which to them is a deadly snare. As hurtful as it sounds against them, it’s the truth they are a lost cause, they only state this condition to make it seem as if they’re not stiff-necked when indeed they are, like we’ve once proved on this site where one of their site administrators explicitly declared:
Ian says: PERMALINK
July 20, 2011 at 10:23
“…I should probably be up front with you and tell you that I can 100% guarantees you that nothing you say will change my mind on TB Joshua; if you think otherwise you are wasting your time.
The commenter who addressed this issue on their site was later forced to complain:
Why are not posting my comment??? Remember you said – I quote ” If his supporters were able to clearly show that he was responsible for a significant number of bonafide, validated healings which could be shown to be equivalent to those found in scripture, we detractors would be forced to reconsider our position.” Are you not a man of your word?
This does not mean we do not understand where they’re actually coming from with this post. Their misconception could have probably arisen from the consideration that after healing of some conditions like ulcers with open saws the wounds take days or several weeks to completely cover up and so such healing is a process and not instant, they would rather have the wounds cover up immediately, Or have the hair loss due to cancer be immediately replenished fully on the spot during healing.
To clarify this we would like to explain what they didn’t take time to understand about healings of ulcers and cancers with open sores, sometimes the kind of sicknesses that are brought for healing at SCOAN have seriously eaten up the flesh of the sufferers, many with cancerous fluids oozing out of them, some others with maggots already taking up the saws as a habitat. From the testimonies we’ve listened to on such healings, the patients were in excruciating pains when they first arrived the church as they’ve been suffering since the affliction began, but on prayer from TB Joshua the pains they were experiencing instantly disappeared. the patient would then be able to do immediately what he/she couldn’t do before such as walking with the same foot and stamping it on the floor as the pains had disappeared, but we must realize here that the ulcer did take its toll on the patients body, eating deep into the flesh forming very unsightly deep gorges, having been declared healed these saws and open wounds take a few days or several weeks to cover up completely. From this scenario it’s clear that the healing was instantaneous, and the only time-lapse here was that needed by the body to recuperate from the affliction’s toll on the body, not at all meaning the healing is a process.
To explain this better, we would like to compare this with a tree freshly felled; on felling a tree its clear that it’s been disconnected from its roots but that does not mean its leaves and stalks would wither immediately, but eventually does. It’s the same with healings of cancers and ulcers. The pain immediately disappearing is a sure sign of instant healing and total disconnection from the source of the ailment. The idea that healing in scoan is a process is a blatant lie. God’s response in SCOAN as we know it is always fast and to the point. We encourage readers to take their time to watch the scoan’s live Sunday services on Emmanuel TV and see this for themselves and take note if any of the sick people on the prayer line wouldn’t be healed. This has not even for once been the case. The standard of healing in SCOAN is also the standard of Christ’s ministry and that is everyone was healed.