Popular Nigerian Prophet T.B. Joshua has stepped up his engagement with believers via social platform Facebook in an interactive and revealing question and answer session.
Joshua, who is followed by almost 900,000 people on Facebook, answered a number of questions ranging from knowing ones destined partner in marriage to his handling of tests and trials. “Love is a thing of the heart and God is love. Your love towards a person should be not because of outward attraction but deeds,” Joshua wrote in response to a question on marriage from a Zambian fan.
“This can only happen when you are delivered and the person in question is delivered,” the cleric continued. “When you are delivered and the person in question is not delivered and you have a sort of love towards him or her, your spirit will not agree to such love until that person is delivered because you will not want to be contaminated.”
He further revealed in an answer to a question from Indonesia about how he maintained his anointing amidst the challenges and pressures of life that his covenant with God sustained him. “I have a covenant with God. I cannot ask for anything outside what is written in the covenant. What I will achieve in this world is in a book I am carrying everyday; I just have to open the pages. Outside the book is not mine.”
He encouraged believers to know that nothing outside of God’s control could happen to them if He had called them. “If you are with God in truth and faith, whatever comes as a blessing or trial will be what God allows. If you are called by God, from beginning to the end, your journey has been documented. Nothing outside your documentary will happen without God’s knowledge.”
When asked by a Zimbabwean student his advice for the next generation from his own life experience, Joshua had this to say: “You just have to follow the principle of ‘time for everything’ – there is a time to be born and a time to grow. The young ones are under the ‘time to grow’. A time for anything to grow is a time to sacrifice. Your time, your strength, everything you have – sacrifice for God, your Creator.”
The owner of the Christian television station Emmanuel TV also explained that one could receive ‘deliverance’ in a dream without necessarily physically meeting a minister of God. “It depends on how much the Word dominates your heart before you receive such unique, awesome grace,” he emphasised.