Prophet TB Joshua
Leader and founder of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations, Prophet T. B. Joshua (Photo: NigerianEye)

Leader and founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet T. B. Joshua has said that the time of intimidation is ‘a tonic for anointing’ because it draws believers closer to God.

Concise News reports that TB Joshua in an interview with The Maravi Post recently, says because he knows where he belong, he doesn’t respond to ‘every dog that bites at him’.

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“It is only when you don’t know where you are going (that) you will reply them.

“When you don’t know where you are going, anything can overwhelm you, anything can provoke you.

“Look at what happened to Joseph in the dry pit; because he knew he was going to the throne; he was not overwhelmed.

“When he was on the floor, instead of looking at the floor – you know the prison floor is not smooth – the Bible said he opened the window and looked at the beautiful sky and he said to himself,

“I know where I belong!” So when you know where you belong, nothing can overwhelm you, provoke you or discourage you.

“Therefore, if you know that there is a higher hand leading you and you know the protection you are under, you don’t fight for God, rather God fights for us.

“There are two ministers of God, those who fight for God and those whom God fights for. For me, God fights for me. You don’t fight for God, so when you are doing the work of God and people are fighting you, they are fighting God.

“Apart from healing, prophecy and Synagogue, if I withdraw now, nobody will talk about me.

“Definitely, it’s God in me they are fighting. So when somebody says you are this and that, it’s just a matter of time.

“Those persecutions, hatred and intimidation – you will realise that God uses them to prepare us and strengthen our desire for Him.

“When you are being persecuted, it’s time to praise the Lord. Time of intimidation is time to draw closer to Him. Therefore, it’s a tonic for our anointing.

“The persecution we suffer in the hands of our detractors causes us to be known,” the influential televangelist explains.