Four years after his alleged deliverance at the Synagogue Church Of All Nations, Nollywood actor Jim Iyke has said his quest to find healing for his ailing mother took him to the church.
Iyke was said to have confessed that an evil spirit was tormenting his life during the session.
Speaking on the issue in an interview with Channels TV, Iyke said he was in dire straits over his mother’s ailment, hence his visit to the church led by TB Joshua.
“At that point, truthfully if they told me there would be a cure in hell, I would go,” he said.
“I went there with my security, my sister, my PA and when we got there, there was constant insistence that I come to church that day and I said that wasn’t the arrangement.
“I said the understanding is that you lay your hands on her and she will get better and they said no, you must come to church.
“When the whole thing about touching people and they will say stuff started, I found it laughable, to be honest. And I remember my sister pinching me and telling me to stop.
“Next thing, the gentleman in question passed and I looked at him and still had the same look of amusement on my face and he touched me.
“Now I can’t explain what happened within that five minutes. I’m not here to start proferring explanations to spiritual things that is way beyond me. I’m a man and I understand the way a lot of things work but that, I cannot explain and nobody can suggest anything otherwise.
“I found it extremely embarrassing at that time. Further down the line, the reason I felt extremely bitter about it is that at the end of the day, my mom didn’t get healed. I still lost her.
“Some people even suggested that I got paid to come through that charade. I found that insulting. If they understood, they will understand that it is the love of a mother that drove me there.
“It took the birth of my son to let that issue go. For a long time, I was very bitter about it. I carried that yoke in my heart. The truth of the matter is that I was holding myself captive. Every time I saw him on TV, I would request that it should be switched off. I let it go after my son came.”
Iyke’s mother, Mrs Esomugha, died on April 1, 2014.
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