According to All Christian News on Feb. 21, Bishop T.D. Jakes told his congregation during an altar call last Sunday that they didn't need Iyanla to fix their lives.
The well-known pastor of the Potter's House in Dallas,Texas was referring to Iyanla Vanzant who has the "Iyanla: Fix My Life" show on OWN where people go to her with their problem and expect her to "fix their lives."
Bishop Jakes was reminding people of the power of Jesus Christ. He was teaching that Jesus has the power to do what they need Him to do.
He said, "Salvation is free. You don’t have to labor for it. You don’t have to fix up for it. You don’t have to change yourself. You can come a wretch undone. You can come with liquor on your breath and crack in your veins. If you come with your sincere heart and lay before Him and say fix my life [He will].”
It was very clear during this altar call that Bishop Jakes was pointing to Jesus to fix one’s personal life rather than a human. Therefore, Iylana wasn't the only person mentioned. He mentioned her as a play on words to her show. Jakes claimed that Oprah can’t do. Dr. Phil can’t do. Iylana can’t do. And he even mentioned himself as someone who can’t do it.
Many people who have accepted Jesus as their Savior and follow His teachings still seek out Iyanla Vanzant for guidance and direction. Bishop Jakes was directing people to the divine power of Jesus Christ within themselves for healing and wholeness rather than any other human.
While Iylana can offer advice, Jesus Christ is the only one who can "fix your life."