a disclaimer on the facebook page of Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua
against the person and ministry of Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Funfeyin last
week, Funfeyin who is the General Overseer, Christ Mercyland Deliverance
Ministry, Warri, Delta State has reacted to the statement.
Here is the disclaimer from Synagogue Church of
All Nations: “Our attention has been drawn to several articles circulating
online in which an individual named Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin is referred to as
the “first son” of Prophet T.B. Joshua. We wish to inform the general public that The
Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN), Emmanuel TV and Prophet T.B. Joshua
are not affiliated with this individual or his ministry.”
Fondly called Prophet Jeremiah, the cleric who
just returned from a trip from Europe speaks extensively about his relationship
with T.B Joshua, among other issues.
We have been hearing that you have issues with T.B Joshua but
first, what is your relationship with T.B Joshua?
my name is Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin. T.B Joshua is a person called by God
and he has been a servant of God for a long time which I and everyone know.
When I came up as a prophet, I just love the pattern that he is carrying out
with the children of God. I just love him as a person and God is using him as a
Yes, the time I went to see him was when his
buildings collapsed. When something happens to your colleagues one has to show
concern and I went to him. We had been communicating on phone before I went to
see him. What people should know is that I just love the man from time.
There is this rumour flying about that you call yourself T.B
Joshua Junior, have you heard about it?
programme in Italy, Europe when I heard it. I went round three countries-Italy,
Austria and Germany. When I heard it, I became weak in the spirit because I
noticed that anytime I travel out of the country, issues like this emanate.
There was a time I went to South Africa for a programme. The second day, this
kind of situation happened. What happened was that there was a woman called
Ufuoma who stood on the altar of T.B Joshua to say despicable things of which I
know nothing about. But God was so kind that through Apostle Johnson Suleiman,
the truth was revealed. She said many unprintable words against men of God and
again, those things weakened my spirit. She said I charged her money and when
she got to then mountain, they emptied her financially. She even displayed
pictures of the white garment that is usually worn whenever one goes to the
mountain. She said so many other things against our mountain. I was distracted
in South Africa when I heard all this. When I watched it, I wasn’t pleased. I
was asking, why synagogue? I came back and Apostle Suleiman said that the woman
is a liar that he even gave her money to bury her father who had died long time
ago. She criticized all of them. Apostle Suleman, Adeboye, Moshiri, Ayo
Oritshejafor. I have clips of her testimony praising Oritshejafor saying there
is no man of God like him. She said the man has healed her not knowing that
what the woman was doing is what I call 419 in churches. She was just
broadcasting these things in different places. She came to our place and was
trying to condemn Johnson Suleiman and I said no, any person who insults or
criticizes a man or woman of God, I don’t want to set my eyes on that person.
She now asked me to help her with money, about N1.2m to start business; that
she has lost everything, so on and so forth. The same thing she said on that
altar was what she said but I drove her. That is what happened.
was in the second day in Italy when the same story came again. It is not really
the same but it is like it. They said I am calling myself the first son of T.B
Joshua. When you read my interviews, I have never called myself first son of T.B
Joshua. I am the general overseer of Christ Mercyland Deliverance Ministry, and
T. B Joshua is general overseer of Synagogue Church of all Nations, how then
can I call myself first son of somebody? That means I am demoting myself. It
means I don’t know what I am doing. First sons are people who are first sons to
people who submit their tithes, and other things to their fathers. But I have
never submitted anything to T.B Joshua. I never pay my tithe to synagogue. I
have sons even grand children. I saw this thing in the media. They are the ones
that called me first son. When I was coming up in the ministry, they called me
Niger Delta T.B Joshua, Ijaw T.B Joshua, Warri T.B Joshua, T.B Joshua Junior. I
told them categorically that I am not all those names they are
calling me. I am prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin. I just love the man and I love
other men of God. But to my surprise, when I was in a crusade again, this thing
came up from T.B joshua’s facebook wall that I am calling myself first son of
T.B Joshua. When I looked at it, I reckoned that it is not T.B Joshua that
wrote it. I think the media is responsible for that write-up to capture
peoples’ attention because why is it that whenever I travel abroad such stories
will spring up? I respect and love T.B Joshua. Anytime he preaches he always
make a statement: ‘let love leads.’ But what pains me most is the way it was
written that T.B Joshua has drawn the attention of the whole world and said one
individual called Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin… Who is an individual? I don’t still
believe that that write –up is from T.B Joshua. People should please read my
biography. Honestly it was painful when I heard it. I am now telling everyone
that I am not the first son of T.B Joshua.
How do you identify someone who is called by God?
prophets. Prophets are people who God can talk to anytime, anyhow. They can see
the past, present and future. When God called me as a prophet, I didn’t know I
was a prophet. I just love this man and why I love him is this; when I was in
my 21days dry fasting, because I show love to all the great men of God, they
appeared to me and they taught me things in the realm of the spirit. Some
appeared two times, some three, four but T.B Joshua appeared to me 10 times and
he taught me so many spiritual things after which I fell in love with the man.
bad blood. You find out that pastors don’t like themselves, why is it so?
each other; prophets don’t love each other in our time. It is a weapon of
Satan. But no man of God can discover that secret. Some men of God can discover
it but they cannot carry everybody along. It is a weapon that Satan uses
against men of God in Nigeria, in the world. Satan knew that if he uses this
weapon he is going to scatter the body of Christ. It is one of the highest
weapons Satan uses against the body of Christ. We are supposed to love
ourselves. Jesus said we should love one another. But today it is not so. Look
at Nigerians prophets and pastors. Nigeria has the highest number of anointed
men of God in the world, when they speak a word, God answers them by a second
but these men has never come together even for a day. Look at the Boko haram
making noise, just one minute, let us gather together anywhere and speak to God
collectively concerning Boko haram, I bet you, one second that thing will stop.
But Satan uses that weapon to make them suspect themselves. This one is like
this, that one is like that.
Who is your spiritual father?
is almighty God, Jesus Christ. There are some people that are called by God
directly. Some people are called through somebody. The bible says a man called
Moses was going to feed his flock. He was in a bush and the bush was burning
but the leaves were not consumed. Suddenly a voice came, said Moses! Moses!
Then, Moses did not know who God is. God told him to tell Pharaoh, ‘let my
people go.’ From there Moses started. That was how God called Moses. Who called
was working under Eli who God called. Samuel was sleeping when a voice called
him, he went to Eli to ask whether he called him. It happened three times and
Eli who was called by God told him to tell the voice to speak for ‘thy servant
is listening.’ That was how God started talking to him. Now who called Samuel?
God! God spoke to Samuel now as a prophet to go to Jesse’s house and anoint a
son and this man is called David. He is the youngest son. He anointed David.
Who called David? Samuel. You can see the difference now. We have some people
who are spiritual fathers to some people. I have a direct call from God. I was
working as an intercessor in Mountain of Fire and Miracles in Warri, Enere
Junction. Because of the miracle that takes place whenever I pray where
the blind see, cripple rise up and walk, etc, they said this man is using other
power. That was how they drove me away. I was with them for about eight months.
When they drove me, the Lord said; ‘I will be with you’ that was how I started.
No man of God has laid hands on me to say go and start. And the Lord directed
me to go for a 21 days fasting and then 10 days into four different times,
seven, days uncountable, three days, uncountable. In Mountain of Fire and
Miracles, they believe in fasting to do their deliverance. That was how I was
You said you were not sure it was T,B Joshua that
wrote that disclaimer on you but between then and now, he has not refuted it,
Are you sure he did not approve of it?
been reflected if he approves of it or not. If he is aware, what are we going
to tell the unbelievers? Remember, he said, ‘let love lead.’ It is from his
mouth first that I heard that statement. I never heard it anywhere. If he is
aware, what about that statement that he made? It is like the body of Christ is
divided. If he is not aware I don’t know but if he is aware, where does the
love leads come from? And what is love?
In your previous interview, you said one can chose his
spiritual father, does that assertion still hold for you given the present
spiritual father; the person that you love. It can be more than one. I still
love these people. I show love to Olukoya, T.B Joshua et al.
You made mention of T.B Joshua and Olukoya, who are the other
great men of God that you have relationship with?
Why I mentioned two of them is because I was
brought up at Mountain of Fire and Miracle Ministries. Two, I love the way T.B
Joshua is operating in the body of Christ as well as the way that he taught me
in the realm of the spirit when I was in my 21 days fasting. I also love other
men of God like Prophet Buchriri from South Africa, Apostle Johnson Suleiman,
Iginla, among others. I love everybody.
As at last month, one of the most topical issues was the
assistance you gave to Nollywwod actor, Ernest Asuzu, why did you develop
interest in him?
said, ‘let love lead.’ That is the love I have. I don’t know God before and I
practiced from this people. Love is about sharing. We have open and secret
giving. The bible says when we give, we should not allow our right hand to
know, the same bible now says Jesus Christ was doing good and healing people.
That means people witnessed it. You can give both secretly and openly. It is
not only Ernest I have helped. I have helped a lot. If I don’t help a person in
a day, I will fall sick. Any woman who gives birth in my church will get
N50,000 with a bible and baby things. If it is twins, they get
N100,000, and so on. There is a king from Kogi State who
became a taxi driver. When I saw the case, I bought jeep of N4m for
him. The jeep I bought for Ernest cost N4m too aside cash gift of N1.5 m. These
gestures have been on for a long time. It didn’t start today.
dancing for God then helping people.
What I don’t enjoy is only one thing- my workers.
They need training. My workers are a problem to me. Money is not my problem,
when I pray for poor people, they become millionaires, the only problem I have
is to manage my workers.
pastors are into ritual, armed robbery among other vices in the name of God,
they also carry the bible, is that right for Christianity?
Because of joblessness, people do all sorts of things. It is not only in
Nigeria but all over the world. Many people fall victim in the hand
of prophets. Our prophets demand money. Some people even give their cars,
houses, lands in the name of prophet. Any man or woman who calls him or her a
man or woman of God, when you go to them and the person said drop money, run
away. That person is not called by God. Jesus Christ was doing good everywhere
when he was on earth. A genuine man of God does not ask money before he prays
for you. When they pray for you and you succeed, they now come back share your
testimony and you can now pay tithe, seed, whatever thing that you have but any
man who is not called will ask you to bring money first. Today, many people
fall victim because they cannot differentiate original from fake. The bible
says by their fruits we shall know them.
How was the experience like in Europe?
great and wonderful. People calling me first son of T.B Joshua, are making a
mistake. You will be surprised how these people welcomed me.
me ‘General’ but in Europe they called me ‘Field Marshall.’ I don’t call myself
anything. In the beginning, my brothers who are lawyers were calling me
prophet, pastor. I remember in the bible when Jesus asks his
disciples who they think he is and the Holy Spirit touched Apostle Peter who
said, ‘you are the Holy Spirit and at the same time the son of God, you are
Jesus Christ!’ I have never a day called myself name. It is people out there
that call me names. I really enjoyed in Europe. The crowd was really great and
one of the ambassadors from south Sudan came to Italy. The white people were
surprised that eight white and black people in wheel chair walked. There is something
that surprised them. A baby who feeds through a tube like pipe got healed. She
has been on that condition for a period of one year, eight months. The baby did
not use her mouth to feed. I told them that I have an interest in that case.
The white people were all looking. Immediately I pumped in the pool of
Bethsaida water and I touched the baby, and asked them to remove the tube, they
did. When they came back, the baby fed through her mouth. They even didn’t want
me to come back to Nigeria.
God that you asked God to do that he didn’t do?
have begged God to do are done many times over. God always surprises me. If I
beg two things, he will do a hundred.
miracle that happens in Mercyland, which would you describe as the greatest
miracle you have witnessed?
uncountable. A man called Osagie, a lecturer in the university of Science and
Technology, Port Harcourt, Rivers State last year December was waiting for
death because every part of his body was rotten and smelling. They just covered
him with clothes. Doctors say they cannot do anything about his situation. That
was how they brought this man to me. If you see this man then, you will not
eat. I used the pool of Bethsaida water on him. Within
one month, this man recovered. He came back with his wife and child to
testify. This happened on the cross over night of 2015.
A man called Friday white who is currently working at the pool of
Bethsaida was working in a river in Angola when an insect like a spider bit
him. Doctors in Angola could not heal him. They sent him to Nigeria. He began
to die gradually. His condition got worse that he could no longer
walk and rashes covered his body. His family people abandoned him. He heard I
was coming to a particular place in the bush, he waited for me. They carried
him to pool of Bethsaida where he drank the water and became healed instantly.
What God has done through the pool of Bethsaida are uncommon uncountable
miracles. They are rare. The pool of Bethsaida is a pool that I saw when I
traveled to Israel. It is the same pool in the bible. God instructed me to
build one in Mercyland and that He will put His power in it. And He did.
That man now is the
head of the pool. His video is on the internet. Babies have died and came back
to life. What God has been using me to do are practical things. They are things
you will see and believe. Once again, I am Prophet Jeremiah Omoto Fufeyin, I am
not a son to anybody. I am a general, a prophet on my own. They call me field
marshall, I accepted all of them. I am not son to anybody but I love all of
them and pray for them.