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T.B. Joshua’s Message to Parents Sending their Children Abroad


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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“Parents – what legacy have we given to our children? What future have we given to our children? In terms of character? Education? Before sending your child abroad, you must have a thorough basis for that. You are sending such a child to another country with money you are supposed to put down to train them. Who will train your child for you over there? You can’t train your child here and you are sending them abroad for someone else to train – and that person already has responsibilities. It becomes a mess! Who in this world can do this apart from God? It is not too late. If you have sent your children overseas, you can call them back.

“Now, Christmas is coming. People are arriving home from overseas. You will see them looking good – they will borrow shoes, beautiful clothes, steal credit cards, transfer money in a crooked way – coming home to their motherland to shine, deceiving young ones to follow them. This is the cause of many leaving their countries. In a second, you can look good – make-up can make your face change. Many young people become enticed easily. Just by seeing someone’s photograph living overseas, you want to marry that person – whereas you don’t know the life they are living over there.

“A decorated slave is not only a slave but a big fool. Please, Christmas is coming. Appearance is deceptive. You can see some people out there with flashy and expensive things like cars. Is that what they are back home? Few are what they are back home. Back home – many are homeless, wandering. Be careful – appearance out there is deceptive. Warn your children!

“Take time to study the achievers in the world today – how many achieved those things in a foreign land? It is where God wants you to make it that you will make it, not where you want to make it or where you admire. It is not the job you admire most that is often your destined job. The job you admire most is not often the job you are destined for but the one you do not admire may turn out to be your destined job.”

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LIFE THROUGH THE SPIRIT


PROPHET T.B.JOSHUAIn his deep and incisive message on Sunday, 24 January, 2016 titled, Life Through The Spirit, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua admonished Christians on the need to understand the workings of God in the spirit realm because God is Spirit. God must be worshipped in spirit. Romans 8:14 says, “For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God.” According to Prophet T.B. Joshua, if you don’t worship God who is a Spirit, in the spirit, you will be led intellectually or by your emotions – what you see, hear, read or how you feel. If we do not worship God who is a Spirit, in the spirit, can we hope to obtain His favour and acceptance? So, we miss the end of worship. Speaking further, the man of God said, “When one does not worship God who is a Spirit, in the spirit, the worship is defective; that is, carnal – dealing only in the letter and referring to the Spirit and design, which are at a distance, by types and ceremonies. We must depend upon God’s Spirit for strength and assistance, laying our souls under His influence and operation (Romans 1:9). We should worship Him with fixedness of thought and a flame of affection, with all that is within us”. He then advised all to commit themselves to the guidance of the Word.

BLOOD-SUCKING CHARM EXPOSED – Delivered by TB Joshua


Earlier in the service, Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied that there was a tbjtbjyoung man present in the church who kept a charm in his cupboard that demanded for blood, leading to the death of his daughter three months ago. We have just listened to the confession of the man who explained his father was a notorious witchdoctor who bequeathed the diabolical charm to him on his deathbed. He used the charm to wreak havoc in his community by forcibly collecting land from people by using the charm which was kept in the form of a cloak. Once he wore this ‘cloak’, an uncanny aggression would possess him to the point where he would go out ‘looking for trouble’. If anybody offended him, he would pretend to prostate before the person while having the charm on his body. The charm would then ‘collect’ the blood of that person and they would die within days. Physically, the cloak which was brownish in colour would turn bright red whilst in the cupboard, a sign that the demons within it had taken blood. However, the charm soon backfired as it took the life of one of his twin daughters by sucking her blood. In the midst of this, the young man discovered Emmanuel TV and began watching. He had a dream where he saw Prophet T.B. Joshua, leading him to come to The SCOAN for the first time today where God located him in a word of prophecy. We thank God for his deliverance!

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!!!”

SCOAN 14-12-14 Semon “Love God Above All” By Evangelist RUTH


Evangelist Ruth in her message titled, Love God Above All said that many of us today think we can earn God’s favour by our good works but Christianity is not a religion; it’s a relationship. She further explained that God will not heal, bless or deliver you because of who you are or where you have come from; He will meet you when you obey what He told you to do by His Spirit, based on His Word. She ended by encouraging us that there is hope and the greatest miracle we need is a relationship with Jesus.

NO PERFECT RELATIONSHIP


DADDYWhat a splendid and glorious occasion it was for the multitudes that congregated at The SCOAN on Sunday! From the heavenly songs of glorious adoration that soothed broken souls and prepared the way for the anointing of the Holy Ghost, to the power-packed sermons, the beauty of the Lord was irresistible. It did not matter either whether one was worshipping through Emmanuel TV as millions of viewers do worldwide or using online mediums; the touch of our Lord, Jesus Christ, was unmistakable. As the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua launched a chain-smashing prayer against the kingdom of darkness, people could be seen vomiting blood and other poisonous substances the devil had deposited in them to breed sicknesses, disappointments, failures and other vices in their lives. They were declared free of their afflictions, in the name of the Healer and Deliverer, Jesus Christ. The man of God also mounted the pulpit and delivered a powerful message that brought edification and comfort as people discovered the missing piece to successful and lasting relationships. Titled: NO PERFECT RELATIONSHIP, he urged all to exercise forgiveness at all times, saying, “There is no perfect relationship. Where I am weak, you are strong”.

Aided by scriptures from Romans 15:1-4 and Galatians 6-1, Prophet T.B. Joshua reproved the spirit of self-righteousness, saying such a relationship cannot last. He explained: “The word ‘relationship’ means cooperation where people involved benefit or gain. What are we benefiting and what are we gaining? If one is weak in one area, he might be strong in another area. This means, we have our strengths and our weaknesses. We must recognise this in each other. Wife, you must recognise the weakness in your husband and his strength – the area of his strength and weakness. So also, you husband. We must recognise this for our relationship to endure and last.”

He added: “This is the secret of my humility. I know you deserve my respect and I also deserve your respect. If I first see you, I should first say, ‘Good morning’. That is what life is all about. Not, I see you but because I am a man of God, I don’t say, ‘Good morning’ and wait to see whether you will greet me or not. I know you deserve my respect, my honour and I too, deserve your respect and your honour. It is not one-sided. That is what relationship is all about. If you reject one because of his weakness, you also reject his strength. If you know your friend’s weakness, help him instead of rejecting him because a person who is a thorn in your flesh today may be your helper tomorrow.”

 
WM DANIELEarlier, Wise Man Daniel preached a life-transforming message titled, ‘God is Interested in Genuine Believers’. He encouraged everyone to be genuine believers and not the kind to whom Jesus Christ is the Lord only when the times are good – when there is money in your pocket. He declared that by His resurrection, Jesus Christ demonstrated that He is worthy of being the object of our faith and belief.

“It is never too late to start believing and obeying God’s Word. If we realise that our capacity to believe is not enough, we can offer prayers for faith and Jesus Christ will enlarge our spiritual coasts,” he said.