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Religion of Monday, 29 September 2014


TB Joshua warns critics: 'Stop disturbing my spirit or die!'

Embattled Nigerian Televangelist, Prophet T B Joshua, has warned his critics and detractors to stop bad mouthing him or risk death.

In a statement capturing what he said in church on Sunday September 28, 2014, about the collapse of a building that killed scores of worshippers at his Lagos-headquartered sprawling Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) edifice three weeks ago, Joshua warned his tongue-lashers as well as those gloating over his calamity, to be careful of what they say, or suffer the spiritual consequences for it.

“I said, our God will get back to them. He has started somewhere. He is coming. If your brother is involved, unless he can resurrect the people who died, he will join them. If you can resurrect the people who died, you can go free. The servants, the people who sent them, the people who heard the stories all around and those who want to use it for themselves and disturb my spirit, you may likely join them. Be careful. To be forewarned is to be forearmed. Let us be very careful of our tongue”, Joshua warned.

“I pray the satanic agents should be the only ones to suffer this. I said, our God will get back to them. Warn your family and brothers about their talk. You will know I am a man of God this time.

“You cannot help me, only God. Don’t disturb me; please leave me with God. You will see the outcome. I am saying this so that only the people who did this will suffer for it and you will not in any way suffer for it. The people who are writing whatever they are saying - all of us will see the outcome of this. Leave it for God”, he told the congregation.

Joshua’s critics on social media have wondered why ‘The Man of God’, as he is popularly called by his millions of followers around the world, failed to foresee the accident in the spiritual realm, as he has been doing about other world events.

Others also latched on the incident to raise doubts about the genuineness of his many prophecies and visions.

In his response to them, Joshua said: “I have been on this journey for 27 years. Do you think God can close His eyes and rubbish everything here? They are asking God to bring more evidence of whether He is the One who called me. Warn everyone to be very careful. This issue at hand is a delicate issue”.

“People are using all this to gain money and friends. This is a warning. Whatever anybody wants to write, let them write it; they will be the ones to read it”, he added.

The Nigerian prophet also urged his followers to warn the church’s detractors or such critics will also face similar fate. “People who are looking for your downfall and run to disturb your spirit, warn them to be careful of their tongues and the people who come to them. God is a God of vengeance – anybody can go for it”.