Al-right then, go and disgrace yourself if you like, but don’t say I didn’t warn you; I repeat for the last time, don’t go to synagogue, forget TB Joshua’s emmanuel TV I tell you, no, we tell you (cos we’re many) and to hell with those wise men, don’t you have eyes? – don’t you see they have no respect for people at all?, can’t you see how they show off those they deliver there when they disgrace and embarrass themselves after they are touched? They start saying they’re fish, snake and other unclean animals? Is that what you want to happen to you? Remember you’re a popular person, and even a very notable person, the head of a company for Christ’s sake, people will easily recognise you, your employees will definitely make a mockery of you and enjoy a spectacular show of your deliverance….” the voice continued in his heart as he watched a wicked spiritual wife manifesting through the body of a man on emmanuel TV; the same affliction he secretly suffered, night after night, a strange woman kept having carnal knowledge of him in his dreams and as a result nothing good in his life remained, his marriage was on the verge of collapse as there was no longer any affection between him and his wife as it used to be, even as a company’s chairman, he was always in debt and help was not forthcoming, yet after this silent voice whispered of “shame” to his heart, he succumbed and remained in his place, refusing to go there for deliverance, though knowing he needed it, still wouldn’t seek it there but continued in vain praying secretly in his closet, refusing to visit the SCOAN, For the Right Hand of God that would have disconnected him from the spiritual wife in a touch and restore him to the original position he was created. With this same voice Satan has stopped many many busy elites of this generation from going to SCOAN for their deliverance, and this voice just got the back up of scripture (so it seems) of recent on TB Joshua watch.
To them at TB Joshuawatch, quoting Mark 5:1-20, alongside Mark 9: 14- 29 and using two exorcisms performed by Jesus as case study in comparison to TB Joshua’s, They stated that the crowds in Jesus case witnessed the change in the demoniac man, but were not permitted to see the deliverance itself. Oh Really? We didn’t think they were serious till they went on again, this time quoting Mark 9: 14- 29 and explaining thus; …”When Jesus notices a crowd running to the scene, he so quickly and instantly rebukes the demon and sets the boy free… Again, Jesus is careful not to make a spectacle of this poor boy’s condition. Are these guys serious with this? OK, let’s ask you a question, TB Joshuawatch, if you care to answer FROM THE SAME TEXT YOU QUOTED;
Do you know what results when “a CROWD RUSHES to a scene? The NKJV puts the same scripture it in a better rendering, “When Jesus saw that PEOPLE CAME RUNNING TOGETHER he rebuked the evil spirit. Mark 9:25.
Do you know what results when A CROWD STARTS RUNNING AND RUSHING TOGETHER TO A SPOT?
Well if you don’t have the logic to figure it (obviously), we’ll give you the answer, and from the scripture too as added bonus;
“…an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so THAT THEY TRAMPLED ONE ANOTHER” Luke 12:1.
This was clearly what Jesus was trying to prevent. Thus, this text along with the others they quoted shows that Jesus quick deliverance of the boy in question had NOTHING to do with “NOT allowing the crowd to witness it”.
When he left the scene in MATT 7:18, was there also a demoniac in question whose SUPPOSED dignity he wanted to preserve? Matthew 7: 18 “..and when Jesus saw GREAT MULTITUDES about him, He gave command to DEPART to the other side”.
All these texts prove that Jesus was simply facing the problem of “CROWD CONTROL” because as it were, PEOPLE were already VERY MANY at the scene and more crowds than he could handle RUSHING to the scene could result in casualties of which he could even be one being the one being thronged from every side. “…as Jesus was on his way, the CROWDS ALMOST CRUSHED HIM”. LUKE 8:42. And this may have been the case if he hadn’t sped up the deliverance process of the boy, while at other times he managed to stay safe in a boat on the sea while the MULTITUDES stood on the shore (better CROWD CONTROL) Matt 13:1-2.
If Jesus didn’t want the MULTITUDE to witness his spectacular deliverance’s, he would have just sent them away as he did on many occasions, for example, here “…then Jesus SENT the MULTITUDE away and went into the house”, Matt 13: 36, or here “…while HE SENT the MULTITUDE AWAY” MATT 14: 22… And so on.
We would’ve thought such a gross misrepresentation of scripture as a mere faulty logic on their part, but its clearly demonic in its capacity to mislead, don’t be deceived, the ideology of scriptural deliverance done discreetly or privately falls nothing short of the doctrine of demons – as it is a doctrine that allows for the proverbial placing of a light under a basket that none may see it. You who know you need deliverance today, wasn’t it other people’s case you witnessed to come to that realization?, or at least made your conviction of your need stronger? Why then should others not come to the same realization through your case? The church is instructed not to show favouritism whoever you may be, whether a king, president or a poor man. If Jesus subscribed to the ideology of not allowing the crowds to witness his deliverances why did he KEEP DOING THEM BEFORE MULTITUDES?
Luke 11: 14 and as he was casting out a demon, it was mute. So it was when the demon had gone out, the mute spoke and the MULTITUDES marvelled Jesus did this deliverance before a multitude, if he really didn’t want to display it, Why BEFORE A MULTITUDE?, so much so that in the later part a voice was heard from the CROWD Luke 11: 27. “Luke 12: 17… And all the MULTITUDES rejoiced for the glorious things that were done by him. How could THE MULTITUDE rejoice if they NEVER witnessed for themselves? Although he had done so many signs BEFORE THEM, they did not believe… John 12: 36. Jesus himself said to then UNLESS YOU PEOPLE SEE… you would not believe. Note that all emphasis is on letting people, Multitudes and crowds see that what he’s doing is done through God.
Secondly, That the people inevitably embarrass themselves on TV, much to the delight of the audience who are not sure whether to be amused or disgusted is blatantly untrue.
If there’s anything to be expected from the audience in the synagogue, its happiness for those who are being delivered, and soberness for themselves if they haven’t gone through the same, especially when they know they suffer the same calamities the person in question (being delivered) suffered. Even to strengthen their soberness are TB Joshua’s constant words; that everyone needs deliverance, and everyone (except those who aren’t tired of their problems yet) wishes now to be delivered in the same manner. You should see the way they all clamour for the same touch, continually visiting till they go through the same deliverance experience that would prove their redemption a fact, and reality.
Finally, Referring to Emmanuel tv that it turns sick individuals into mini internet sensations after being delivered in an undignified way, having a youtube video put out about their addiction to sniffing faeces, eating foam matresses, bedwetting or drinking kerosene might be a crude way of putting it but Yes! So be it. LET THE WORLD SEE, HEAR AND REJOICE, rejoice for the glorious things that are done by him. Luke 12:17. No one lights a candle and puts it under a basket but on a lamp stand and it gives light to all in the house. Luke 5:15. TB Joshua is the light of today’s world and emmanuel TV is the lamp stand and gives that light to all the inhabitants of the earth. Let it remain so LORD. Amen!