Offence


Luke 17:1b-Woe unto him through whom they come

Prophet T.B. Joshua

From the genesis of creation to this present generation, there has been a common, rampant and general epidemic which has eaten into the fiber of our everyday relationship and no one is free from this, in spite of whom we are and rank/status we occupy in the society. This malady is present in every society, culture, race, tradition and religion. This common trap or deception used by the devil is known as OFFENCE. According to Luke 17: 1 “Then said he unto the disciples, it is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him, through whom they come!” This implies that no matter whom we are, we must be offended, that is, offense must come; For It is impossible to live life without having the time and opportunity to be offended; it is not a question of opportunity to be offended but what your response will be. We should at all times forgive our offenders because Satan knows if our offences are not properly managed it can lead us to sin, that is we should let go of offence. Offence is the effective instrument used by Satan to blind us in our present condition, it is the use of negative words that registers in the heart of the offended, offence is not deadly but feeding on it in our heart makes it deadly. This could come in form of temptations because Satan uses our weaknesses as a bait to tempt us.

When Jesus Christ said on the cross of Calvary “Father Forgive Them”, the word “them” in this statement means both the offenders (those who crucified Him) and the offended (those who were hurt by his crucifixion and nursed the offence in their heart). Those who were offended due to the way Christ was unjustly treated by the people equally sinned just as those that were responsible for His crucifixion. Christ knew on the cross of Calvary that those who were for Him had unconsciously sinned by nursing offence in their heart, then, He quickly prayed to the Father to forgive them – the offender and offended. Offence is not yet a sin when it comes to the mind of the offended until it is nursed and fed upon, therefore making the offender and offended fall into this common trap. Focusing on ourselves is an effective instrument used by Satan to blind us on our present conditions, making us to question God: “why me of all this accusation and disappointments?” We automatically forget the reality of our condition.

Readers might want to question the essence of this write up but we ought to be conscious of the fact that this is an era of temptation. The devil and his cohorts are working effortlessly to make us fall short of God’s glory. This goes specifically to the sympathizers of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN), the family of the deceased in particular and the world at large that we should not get offended over what Prophet T.B. Joshua and his ministry are going through in the hands of their adversaries, thereby falling into sin; for it is a deceptive trap of the devil. We should never allow offence/hatred get hold of us because of the unjust judgment from the authorities and the uncalled criticism levied against the Prophet because if we do, we are as much of a sinner as those who criticize and indict the Prophet. We must let go of offence! Offence is very common due to lack of real love. We have almost come to believe that it is a way of life, the truth is our life is centered on how we are doing, feeling, and being treated for it is not all about us but JESUS.

The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua clearly understands this that is why he does not get offended nor react negatively when people criticize and accuse him without concrete fact and evidence. The Prophet was attacked (The SCOAN guest house building collapse), which was a trap from the devil to make him nurse offence in his heart, but as we all know, the Prophet is far from being offended but the scripture makes us understand that curse (woe) be unto those through whom the offence (attack) comes.

Unlike the authorities handling the case of the collapsed guest house at the SCOAN premises, the Prophet has neither abused nor threatened anyone because he knows these are traps from the devil to make him nurse offence thereby sin against God. When we concentrate or focus on what people do to us, we would end up losing focus on how to handle the situation or condition we find ourselves. Offence acted upon in the heart make one worry about what people do and this cripples our ability to think and exercise faith properly in our present condition. In other words, we cannot think of loving/hating, and think of destroying/caring for others at the same time.vlcsnap-2015-12-31-12h35m52s236

When we apply this principle in our daily routine, we would find out that it is easier to let go of offence rather than nursing it in our hearts. Let us cite the story of Joseph and his brothers; if Joseph was unwilling to forgive the atrocities committed against him by his people, he could have not found himself in the position to aid them during the famine period; for he could not have hated and saved at the same time. Another biblical example concerning offence is cited in the book of Job; if Job had nursed the offence because of his friends’ ridicule and accusations against his faith as a result of his illness and misfortune, God would not have restored his lost wealth and health.

Offence is a common trap or deceptive measure that Satan uses to lure us into sin in order to rob us of our true Son-ship as children of GOD. Hence, this means that it is only when we feed on offence in our heart that it becomes deadly because whatever we conceive in our heart with time, metamorphosis and influences our habits and character in reality. An offence not properly handled can make a Christian possess or produce the fruit of the flesh according to Galatians 5:19-21.

Pray and say after Prophet T.B. Joshua“By the authority in the name of Jesus, I release you from all hurts! I release you from deep hurts! I release you from whatever caused by offence- bitterness, jealousy, anger, pain in the past be released, in the name of Jesus Christ!!!! I command that spirit, every spirit offence might have caused in your life- jealousy, hatred, anger, inferiority, resentment, strifes, outrage. I release you, in the name of Jesus! Be released, in the name of Jesus! In Jesus Christ’s name I pray. Amen!!!”

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5 thoughts on “Offence

  1. bee

    GOOD MORNING
    GOD GIVES POWER AND STRENGTH
    Ephesians 3:20
    Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.
    The Holy Bible is advising us that: Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. In other words the Holy Bible is advising us that: To Him, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who by means of His power working in us is able to do so much more than we can ever ask for, or even think of.
    Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us. Out of His glorious riches He strengthens you with power through His Spirit in your inner being so that Christ may continue to dwell in your hearts through faith.
    The Lord is your strength, your fortress and your deliverer, He is our rock He is our shield and the horn of our salvation and He is our stronghold. He is worthy of praise because He is good all the time He is good. His love is unfailing and let your heart rejoice in His salvation.The eyes of the Lord Almighty are on the righteous and His ears are attentive to their cry and He is close to His children. The eyes of the Lord Almighty are everywhere keeping watch on the good and the wicked. The house of the righteous brings great treasure. The lips of the wise spread knowledge.
    Our heavenly Father our God gives power and strength to His children. He is awesome. Since we have received Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior. We will continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him and strengthened in the faith.
    Lord Almighty is great and most worthy of praise. His greatness no-one can fathom. One generation will commend His work to another. They will tell of His mighty acts. They will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty. And we will meditate on your wonderful works. Your children will tell of the power of your awesome works and they will proclaim your great deeds. They will celebrate your abundant goodness and joyfully sing of your righteousness.
    We have different gifts according to the grace given us. If a mans gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving let him serve, if it is teaching, let him teach if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously, if it is leadership, let him govern diligently if it is showing mercy let him do it cheerfully.
    The Lord is gracious and compassionate and rich in love. The Lord is good, He has compassion to all He has made. His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom and His dominion endures through all generations. The Most High God is faithful to all His promises and loving towards all He has made. He opens His hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing according to His will.
    The Lord is near to all who call on Him. The Lord watches over all who love Him. Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of Heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them, the Lord who remains faithful for ever and ever and who reigns for ever.
    He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted. I thank and praise the Lord for His acts of power and for His surpassing greatness and for His strong Hand and for the greatness of His strength.
    May the good Lord lavish His anointed servant prophet of God Senior Prophet T.B. Joshua with the riches of His grace and may He lavish you with all wisdom, understanding and knowledge. May He fulfill all His promises to you. May He fulfill all He has planned for you. May He give you the desires of your heart and make all your plans succeed according to His will. May He strengthen you with all power according to His glorious might and riches. May He richly provide you with everything for you enjoyment. May He fill the SCOAN the arena of liberty with His glory. May He give you more than you need so that you will always have all you need for yourselves and more than enough for every good cause. May He show you and give you His incomparable riches of His grace expressed in His kindness to you. May He meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. In the name of Jesus Christ.
    May the good Lord Almighty richly bless His Word.
    GOOD MORNING

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  2. Brigitte NGAMBOKO MANDONO

    Thank you a lot for all the messages . God bless you . Good  REWARD to you in this year.

    Good morning

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  3. valary cherono

    Emmanuel praise the living God.this is wonderful God bless this ministry abundantly. I love you TB Joshua I pray God to keep you save always may you excel in every thing.God bless you bless you bless you and bless you more and more.live long man of God in jesus name i pray ,thank you Jesus

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  4. flora

    Wao! This message looks simple, but very deep. Thank you prophet for this message. It has taught me many lessons. As from today I pray God to help me do things that was hitherto done and acted wrong. Thank you prophet for allowing God to use you. You have brought me closer to God than any one had ever done. Thank You Jesus for prophet tb Joshua.

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