Again, Prophet TB Joshua was in the news recently for another controversy. This minister and his organisation, the Synagogue Church of All Nations, remain the most controversial Christian personalities in the world today. There are doubts over their emergence, miracles, prophecies, source of power and other activities. In fact, every action of this prophet or any news from his synagogue is always received with suspicion by the Christian community, the media and even unbelievers.
So, few weeks ago, when Adelaide Tawiah, the wife of the Ghanaian former premier league goalkeeper, Richard Kingson, was reported to have confessed on a television programme organised by Joshua that she was a witch and was responsible for spiritually sabotaging her husband’s football career and also rendering him impotent, I knew it was going to be another ‘rain of bashes’ for the Arigidi-Akoko, Ondo State born self-styled preacher. Kingson, who has previously played in the English Premier League for Birmingham, Wigan and Blackpool, has failed to find a new club since being released from Bloomfield Road last year and has also lost his place in the Ghana national team.
The couple went to be prayed for and as the prophet was casting out the ‘evil spirit’ from Mrs. Kingson, she fell down and began to confess: “I messed up Richard’s life ever since we got married. I used my evil powers to trouble his career. I’ve been working on him spiritually to the point he could not perform in bed.”
Imagine that! On television! Before her husband and the congregation! Before the whole world! She has since denied being a witch or responsible for her husband’s misfortunes. She said she was spiritually manipulated by TB to make those confessions. She says she has been very supportive of her husband’s career and never worked against him. Kingson has also denied that his wife is a witch. But all these are coming late because the damage has already been done.
Remember this is the same woman who saved Kingson from shame in 2006 when she advised him not to take a $300,000 bribe to let in two goals during a match against the Czech Republic at the 2006 World Cup in Germany. This tempting amount was against the paltry sum of $8,000 that was the winning bonus for the match. She told her husband not to get involved in such dirty deal because her love for him is not for money. She has also stressed that her husband knows how inspirational she has been to his goalkeeping career.
Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua, fondly called TB Joshua, is not new controversies. Remember when Chris Oyakhilome visited him sometime ago. That singular action caused so much uproar in the Nigeria Christian circle and the media promptly feasted on it. The ‘vibrations’ from that crisis dictated the headlines for the major newspapers and magazines for so many weeks. The Nigerian Christians were confused. Though they had permanently placed TB as a false prophet, but they didn’t know what to do with Chris Oyakhilome, who later claimed that he shares the same father-in-the-Lord with TB, and was going to the synagogue to learn healing from the prophet. This shook the whole nation. Many ministers of the gospel reacted. People like Chris Okotie chided Oyakhilome and also began to dissect TB’s operations, describing him as a high occult manipulator. Trust Okotie to use known and unknown words to drive home this point. It was virtually a media war between them. I still remember some of those headlines: ‘The War of the Chrises’, ‘Crisis of the Chrises’, ‘Oyakhilome replies Okotie’, etc.
It was later that we were made to know that the publicity given to the Oyakhilome’s visits to the Synagogue was arranged by TB and his media assistants. The same people that did the ‘work’ are now saying so. Have you watched the video produced by one Bisi and Agomoh? Bisi said she was the head of TB’s media team and Agomoh, the former deputy, to the prophet. The pictures and the confession in this video are simply shocking, revealing, unbelievable and unprintable. They graphically, in details, with clips, pictures narrated how Joshua abuses women, whites, blacks, minors, choir members, sisters of same parents, wives of his workers and pastors, etc. Even Bisi confessed she was also mercilessly, thoroughly abused, used, manipulated and rendered useless by this man. She showed her pictures when she came newly to the synagogue and the ones while leaving to show how she was virtually turned into a ghost through sexual abuse and spiritual manipulation.
They also revealed how the so-called miracles and healing take place in the synagogue, how people are hired to do fake confessions, the media manipulations, how they arrange words of knowledge and wisdom, the source of the man’s power and influence, his hatred for true ministers of the gospel, how he marches on their pictures, making powerful incantations against them. They also talked about his hit squads, rituals, deceits, hatred for whites, love for money, etc. I mean on video. It is a must-watch.
And remember these are his erstwhile confidants. Insiders! You will get very very angry in the spirit after watching the video. I watched it objectively, comparing it with other facts that I have. And if these things are fake, why have the producers not been sued for defamation up till now? But are these men truly fake prophets or anti-Christ? How do you know a fake prophet or a fake place of worship?? We will continue next week, God bless!
Rev. Agbo is the author of the book, Power of Midnight Prayer, and a minister with the Assemblies of God Nigeria. 08037113283. [email protected]