Evangelical Christians have flocked to Israel for a mass faith-healing by a celebrity Nigerian pastor outside Jesus’s hometown of Nazareth.

Some worshippers sang in various languages while others collapsed and even vomited during Sunday’s event, presided over by T.B. Joshua, who has amassed millions of followers on social media from his base in the Nigerian city of Lagos.

“Jesus’s father, Joseph, and his mother, Mary, came from here. What a blessing. No other place would have been better for Jesus to come from. It was God’s design,” Joshua told the crowd gathered in a sun-baked stadium on Mount Precipice.

When the self-described prophet descended from the stage to bless attendees, placing his hand on their heads, several declared themselves healed from sickness or infirmity. Attendants stood ready to catch those who fainted in excitement.

Minerva Resendiz, from Mexico, said she had come to see Joshua as part of the two-day gathering “to ask for healing, for a breakthrough … to resolve conflicts in the family”.

“I would like that (all people) could see a miracle through Jesus Christ,” Resendiz, 40, said. Other pilgrims came from China, Russia and African and South American countries.

Joshua founded and leads an evangelical ministry called The Synagogue, Church of All Nations. His Christian television network, Emmanuel TV, says it is Youtube’s most subscribed to ministry channel with well over one million followers.

Evangelicals made up roughly half of the more than 2 million Christian pilgrims who visited Israel in 2018, according to the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem, which oversees evangelical outreach to Israel.

Source:Reuters

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  1. About fake pastors.

    Anyone that sells anointing water is a fake pastor.

    Tuberculosis Joshua and Bushiri are indeed fake pastors preying on the poorest and dullest that this earth can offer.

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    • This man has never answered for the death of 100 believers at his church and the Nigerian government has failed to subpoena him. Just imagine if that had happened to white people. Joshua would have been made to pay but black lives dont matter.
      Even the South African government who lost 90 citizens has just shut up. If God is the one who has scared the Nigerian and South African governments from action then this God is against justice. Why would he be? People like the Palestinians will ask the same question since they are murdered everyday by people who claim to be God’s favorite nation.

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    • The docility of men ….. very docile people praying and worshiping an imaginary supposedly supernatural being. Study about self, you will soon learn that all this you are doing is nonsense.

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    • Yes, anyone who sells anointing water is fake. I remember Joshua’s water bought by my former boss-s wife being distributed in the Compound. Water is multi-million dollar business

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  2. Not evey pastor is “fake” my friend.

    The healings in those meetings are medically validated, physically witnessed and absolutely real. AND do you honestly think a “fake” pastor can be risk to travel to Israel, UK, Paris to attend to tens of thousands of people in mass gatherings to fool around? Some of the people healed in those meetings are aetheists and non-believers…so come on, dont you think those same people would be the first to happily “expose” the man! And moreover, UK and Israel are not countries where a fake pastor can fool around, NO!

    And by the way, do you know that you need medical records to validate whatever physical or sickness you need healing for? Eg if your bones are broken, you show x-rays etc to try to reduce skepticism among doubters. Its REAL!

    Try…

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  3. I get surprised at this obsession of prophets. You would find portraits of the so called prophets in their homes but non of Jesus. People believe so much in these prophets and that their prophets have become greater than Jesus. I pray that God would open their eyes and claim the promises in the bible instead of trekking thousands of miles. so many people have used a lot of money to and receive these miracles yet they have lost their lives

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    • @Kaluba, the People admire the ‘Prophets’ more than Jesus. You will not hear Jesus being talked about as much as the so called Prophets. May be because Jesus was poor Materially, by choice of course and the ‘Prophets’ are millionaires. The followers are usually after financial breakthroughs and healing. Jesus does not promise those things on a silver Platter. The Bible is clear that you need to work in order to eat. The ‘Prophets’ promise miracle money, so they are much more appealing than Jesus. Many of these followers as well as the Prophets themselves are just in a fantasy club. The fantasy club makes sense for the ‘Prophets’ because it is a sure Cash cow. It is very easy to separate Idi0ts from their money.

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  4. Am surprised that some stupid people will still talk about Joshua this way.a man filled with the spirit of God,yet people will open there stinking mouth to talk about God anointed.christ was persecuted and people spoke bad about him so am not surprised.but advice to u people don’t talk about a man God has anointed cus u will incure the wrath of God upon u and a course.people died in the church y hasn’t the government done something about it?y is he still strong and healing people after so many yrs?one day u all we go c him and he will tell you how u have spoken bad about him but yet he is filled with the love of God.

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    • Iam also surprised that some stupid people will defend a religion that was imposed on them by foreigners. That some stupid people will open their even worse stinking mouths for the support of A religion that supported the acquiring of Africans as slaves.Just read Exodus 21. When slavery was legal, its proponents often justified it with the Bible; specifically, a verse that tells servants to obey their masters.
      Iam also suprised that people like Chelin see those with different views as a threat and therefore insult them. “One day you will all go see him??”” How are you so sure about something only told to you by some foreigner without any proof whatosever??
      How do you repeat something because you think a foreigner’s fairy tale is true but your tales are not? You have such a big…

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    • How do you repeat something because you think a foreigner’s fairy tale is true but your tales are not? You have such a big inferiority complex that is always and I mean always telling you everything the white man says is true. You have accepted that your God doesn’t consider you as human as the white man. Me, Iam saying BLacks are people too and their beliefs customs and traditions should be respected.
      A black man doesnt have to adopt white people’s cultures to earn respect. He should be respected just the way he is.

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    • You should not be surprised Chelin because some people of us still use our Brains. By the way, who will win the US Presidency in 2020? Will be a Woman as your Joshua saw last time before ‘God supposedly changed to a man’?
      This is why Africans are no match to Politicians if they can fall victim to semi-illiterates like Joshua and Bushiri. Read your Bible so that you see these guys are not even following the Bible. It is only them who are becoming Millionaires yet they you keep paying them your hard-earned money to get rich. You do not need a Prophet to be rich. You just need to understand how the world works. God is about salvation to be rich make sure you solve someone’s problems, the bigger the problems you solve the better you will be rewarded.

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    • … Money is not a reward for being good. Money is a consequence of hard and/or smart thinking. No committe sits to determine if you are good enough to be given money. That is why there are millionaire Pr0stitutes. So that is why anyone who promises financial breakthroughs or well-being by miracles is a fake prophet. If you eat carelessly and do not do enough Physical exercise you will get sick no matter how much a ‘prophet’ prays for you.

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  5. Indigo let me educate u cus it obvious ur brain is watery.he is not selling water u buy the CD and the books then the water comes with it.he is not selling water hey u.the money he is spending all over the world helping the poor and the needy where does it come from?u fools are not seeing his good work but fast to c building that collapse which the Nigeria government did to make sure thy bring him down.yet God protected him from this people.

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  6. How do you repeat something because you think a foreigner’s fairy tale is true but your tales are not? You have such a big inferiority complex that is always and I mean always telling you everything the white man says is true. You have accepted that your God doesn’t consider you as human as the white man. Me, Iam saying BLacks are people too and their beliefs customs and traditions should be respected.
    A black man doesnt have to adopt white people’s cultures to earn respect. He should be respected just the way he is.

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