When someone is recognized as a prophet, like Prophet TB Joshua has, people often start to wonder whether they are a true prophet or not. In fact, recognizing a true prophet is not overly difficult, as it is clearly explained in Deuteronomy 18:22. In it, it is explained that if someone speaks in the name of the Lord, but that which they say does not come true, then they are a false prophet.
Why TB Joshua Is a True Prophet
The focus, according to Deuteronomy, is on whether or not things take place. TB Joshua, however, has made numerous predictions in the name of the Lord, and all have come true. He has predicted financial problems in Nigeria, potentially leading to famine, the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom, and even the Nice terror attacks. This, in itself, is therefore proof of him being a Prophet.
Prophets Are Not Diviners
One of the reasons why there is a lot of confusion about whether or not someone is a prophet, is because there are also Diviners. Diviners often are in direct conflict with the words of the Lord, being instead driven by the works of Satan. However, as they are under control of Satan, they can often come across as true prophets. The key difference, however, is that Prophets predict actual events, whereas Diviners predict signs and portents. Signs and portents are very easy to simply guess!
Another key difference is the reasoning behind prophecies and divinations. A prophecy is always targeted towards the will of the Lord. It will come with advice on what to do in order to prevent something from happening, if the Prophecy is something negative. But with divinations, people may be encouraged to worship other (false) gods, or even to no recognize that there is any divine work at play. Again, this is further proof that TB Joshua is a true prophet. He even refuses to be called a “miracle worker” or a “healer” or any other terminology that would suggest it is he, in his mortal coil, that does any of the work that he does. Rather, he is merely a vessel through which the Lord can do his work.
Diviners are tempters. They hope that other people will follow them down the wrong path, forsaking their Lord. Prophets, by contrast, are simply messengers. If people choose not to follow their words, they are choosing not to follow the Lord. The Prophet’s goal is not to increase followers, but solely to spread the message.
Prophet TB Joshua is a man of great influence, with thousands of followers all over the world. Yet he makes it clear that all he says is the word of the Lord, and he has proven this time and time again. While he welcomes new followers to the SCOAN (Synagogue Church of all Nations), he does this not to gain followers to himself, but rather to welcome people back into the folds of the One True Lord.