WARNING!!! Before you read: This article is not intended to persuade or convince anyone, but as a testament to the world for future reference when it does become generally known.
Charismatic Nigerian preacher Temitope Balogun Joshua – known simply as TB Joshua – could easily remind one of those fire and brimstone prophets such as Isaiah and Amos, Elijah and Jeremiah who traverse the world of the Old Testament. But it’s quite easy to deal with the fact that he’s just a mere prophet and very unassuming, sent by God, but then it occurs to us that, even Jesus at the time of his ministry was also regarded as nothing more than a prophet. When in actual fact he was the much awaited messiah. Typical to God’s notoriously secretive ways (Jesus Christ said he would come back like a thief in the night), we may perhaps have history repeating itself with the coming of TB Joshua if we care to look at the evidences staring at us in the face.
He seems to be the Name on everyone’s lips as far as spiritual walk and warfare is concerned, with unofficial blogs and websites rising up in his name, unofficial Facebook and twitter accounts basking in the aura that comes from the mention of his name that the scoan itself has a very hard time dealing with them all upon the disclaimers they put forward from time to time. The internet is constantly flooded with fresh news about him, some for, others against. Just as the people in Jesus day were divided concerning Him. He appears now to be at the centre of all topics in Christendom.
Some have speculated that TB Joshua is perhaps a descendant of the Old Testament prophet; the prophets would go about anointing one king, denouncing another and predicting the death of others as in the touching episode involving prophet Isaiah and King Hezekiah.
But TB Joshua is unlike any prophet known to man throughout history, even from the earliest Bible times. The testimony of his unique works clearly bears witness to the fact that Calling TB Joshua a prophet is no different from calling a professor of English one who can read and write.
I wouldn’t want to go through the daily occurrences of healings and deliverances in scoan which in quality and quantity is clearly unmatched by even that of all other ministers of God in the world combined, but to that which I would regard as the greatest of his miracles so far: The Five Wise Men.
When TB Joshua introduced the 5 wise men, he so powerfully explained and emphasized that the wise men are the equals of the Apostles of Christ we read about in the scriptures, that no apostle sent from God above can be above the level of the wise men. I was totally astounded at his words that day. What was more revealing in his words that day apart from the spiritual level of the wise men was the fact that Tb Joshua spoke here with an authority far greater than that of any other prophet. He speaks here only as Jesus Himself would, not just man, not just even as a prophet. Even more of a mystery for us to decipher is this question.
Where and when in human history has it been seen or heard that a living General of God raised men equal to him in deed who could very well continue his mission after his departure from earth with the promise that more of them are in the making?
As for our modern day pastors and prophets, by any chance I’ve heard of none, talk less of seeing with my own eyes. They all came with powerful anointing and left with it.
The closest to this was Elijah and our lord Jesus Christ, But both their disciples became fully effective representatives after their master’s departure and here we have someone called a “prophet” having such extensions of himself even while he yet lives.
watch this space for more on who is the Man TB Joshua.