Chukwuemeka Odumeje, the General Overseer of The Mountain of Holy Ghost Intervention and Deliverance Ministry, has lambasted the Senior Pastor of the Household of God Church International Ministries, Chris Okotie, over a comment the latter made regarding the late founder of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Prophet TB Joshua.
Okotie, in a recent video, described Joshua as a magician disguised as a minister of God, noting that the Nigerian prophet was never called by God into the gospel ministry.
He said in the video, “What is the truth about TB Joshua? Who was he? Was he a product of Christianity? Or a practitioner of shamanism? Was he a servant of the Lord Jesus? Or some itinerant religious quack?
“Was he a true prophet, who was misunderstood? Or a hypocrite masquerading under the habiliment of the Faith?
“When God begins a work in scripture, particularly from the Old Testament, he begins with patterns, what we call types, shadows.
“You say why because the patterns determine the flow of power and authenticity of that enterprise. He is a magician, a sorcerer, and calls himself a prophet.”
Reacting, Odumeje warned Okotie to stop trolling the late Prophet and allow him to rest in peace, noting that the duo are not on the same level spiritually, indicating that Joshua had a greater power than Okotie.
Odumeje also stated that he had never heard Okotie winning souls or performing miracles like Joshua did.
He said, “I wish to appropriate a silly particular person and that could be a man that does not need the overall to relaxation in peace and permit their household to mourn the overall and this man. That man is Chris Okotie,” he said.
“Young man, we’ve revered you sufficient and I’ve by no means seen you do something on this life. I’ve by no means you save any soul or carry out any miracle like TB Joshua did but you got here out to say TB Joshua is a satan. You declare as a result of he calls himself Emmanuel, he is a satan…if he solutions the identify of Christ, is he flawed? We should reply the identify of our father however does that we imply we’re Christ…
“When I take a look at you, I see that you just’re possessed. And hearken to me, earlier than you speak in opposition to him, it is best to set up should you’re equal. When you can not do what a person does, you don’t have any proper to speak about him since you’re not in the identical qualification or religious steadiness. You’re too carnal for who TB Joshua is to open up your mouth.
“When I see you say you want to rule Nigeria, I see that you’re suffering from insanity. You need a dirty slap to collect (sic) your senses. Listen, l don’t reply to people with stories, I do that with the deadly spiritual weapon. Some men of God call police but I don’t call police or lawyer, I’m a man of power.”
The Nigerian televangelist, Joshua died on June 6 after internet hosting a programme on his church premises at Segun-Irefin Street, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria.
His physique was interred on July 9 on the church premises as ordered by his spouse and different family members.
However, his burial, which had in attendance eminent individuals from all walks of life, was boycotted by some prime Nigerian pastors.
Their angle in direction of the deceased triggered criticisms from some involved Nigerians who linked their actions to envy.