BUILD YOUR CAPACITY TO BELIEVE – DEVOTION WEEK 8


“Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them” (Mark 11:23).This is an encouragement for us to build our capacity to believe. How can we build it? It is not all up to God; certainly, it is not all up to us; it takes

Build Your Capacity To Believe

both God’s ability and our genuine willingness to build our capacity to believe. God’s role is: His Word available for us; His grace to cover us. Man’s role is: to obey what he hears. If man obeys what he hears, he has the capacity or ability to believe. What is possible for you may not be possible for me. What is possible for me is based on my capacity to believe. God cannot work through you except through your capacity to believe. Your capacity to believe can increase or decrease depending on the rate you feed your soul with God’s Word. In Romans 10:10, we learn that what is restricting us is not on the outside but on the inside. Our heart is the communication point or contact between belief and unbelief, God’s Spirit and evil spirit. Our belief needs to be reset. Resetting your belief can only be done according to Joshua 1:8, ‘Keep the Word in your mouth – WORDS. Meditate on the Word day and night – THOUGHTS. Do what the Word says – ACTIONS.’ If you want to move mountains with your belief, this is the process. Come on, move mountains today with your belief as you build your capacity by following the Kingdom Way (Joshua 1:8).

Prayer Point: Lord Jesus Christ, increase my capacity to believe! My capacity to believe that You are the Healer, Deliverer, Provider, Saviour, Redeemer, in Jesus’ name!

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MAN’S JUDGEMENT – WEEK 7 DEVOTION


Man’s judgement is a judgement that is based only on what is seen, heard and on what the circumstances look like. This kind of judgement is limited and cannot understand God. When you base your judgement only on what is seen, heard and on what the circumstances look like, you have not looked deep enough to the heart. As a child of God, look deep enough to the heart by focusing on what God says about the situation at hand.

Instead of listening to what Jesus’ message was all about, the people from His hometown were calling Him a carpenter’s son. Jesus struggled His way out of a pit of questions. Those questions were; How did this man get such learning without having studied? ‘Are you not the son of Joseph?’ That is, ‘Are you not the same boy that we grew up together with?’

People of God! you can grow up with a boy who was a hooligan and you have been living upright; you may later see the boy become a man of honour and authority, by the grace of God. This is the mystery of grace: God takes unlikely people puts them into His palace for eternity. That is, Christ shows them that dominion was generally abused in this world. Can you see that broken things become useful in God’s hands?

You who complain of your miserable background, cheer up for there is hope for you. Jesus Christ, the son of the living God is our eternal Hope. In the midst of your misery, look unto Jesus, for your misery is the object of His mercy. By His grace and mercy you will cry no more, you will be oppressed no more, you will be disappointed no more, you will be sick no more and you will be poor no more. What amazing blessings these really are!…..Prophet TB Joshua.

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PROFESSING AFFINITY TO CHRIST – WEEK 6 DEVOTION


A Christian is one whose life comes from Christ. Many today, accept the name of Jesus Christ but not the life of Jesus Christ. When I say, ‘The life of Jesus Christ’, I mean God’s kind of lifestyle which is a lifestyle based on positive faith: that is, positive thinking, positive talking and positive acting. However, we profess affinity to Christ according to the flesh, while we are unchanged in the heart and life. Many become Christians, born-again with self-effort. Self-effort is a wrong attitude toward sin and it leaves us with urge; urge to do the wrong things. It is pertinent to note that without the Holy Spirit destroying the root of sin in us, we are bound to be tormented by our desire to return to our bad habits. Psalms 66:18 says, “If I regard sin – iniquity, in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” We are made in our heart to be like Jesus. True Christianity lies in the heart – in the purity of the heart. On the last day, we will be judged not by the colour of our skin but by the content of our character. James 1:22 reads, “But be doers of the Word and not hearers only, deceiving yourself.’’ Many people say, ‘I’m born again, I gave my life to Christ 25 years ago…’ This means you are a divine image bearer of God; you mirror Jesus. The challenge many Christians, believers, pastors and the rest are facing, is the problem of urge behind closed doors – urge to do many bad habits. Many Christians, Bible students, church people are studying the Word but have failed to act on or do the Word. The mind is renewed by studying the Word and acting upon it. One may study the Word for years; if he or she is not a doer, the mind cannot be renewed. Meditation in the Word is a visit to Him. When you meditate on God’s Word, you bring God’s power onto the scene.
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EXPERIENCE GOD – WEEK 5 DEVETION


Jesus Christ is reachable; you are not far from God.
No state of being is as rewarding as living in tune with God! Everyone has a desire to experience God because He has set eternity in the hearts of men. Apostle Paul says in Philippians 3:7-11:
“But whatever were gains to me I now consider loss for the sake of Christ. What is more, I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ—the righteousness that comes from God on the basis of faith. I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, and so, somehow, attaining to the resurrection from the dead.”
When you have a relationship with Jesus Christ you change and become a man/ woman who is directed by your heavenly Father and not by the influence from men or circumstances. If you want to experience God and be all God has called you to be, you have got to spend your time with Him and learn from Him at His feet.

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SEEKING HEAVEN ON EARTH – WEEK 4 DEVOTION


Everyone is exposed to trouble because trouble does not require any invitation before it comes. But as a Christian, your trouble is not like others; it is for the glory of God. Trouble comes not because we have taken any wrong step but because we are in a complex and contradictory world. This world is not our home, we are just passing through. That you choose to serve the Lord in truth and faith does not mean that you will not encounter troubles or trials but the Lord promises to see

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you through. With the guidance of the Holy Spirit, God’s children are passing through this troubled world to a place prepared for them – a place without sorrow; this is not Heaven. I mean that we are here for a short season, there will be thorns in our flesh, there will be things poking us, there will be things disappointing us. If you are seeking to have Heaven here on earth, then you are thinking and working against what the Bible says in John 16:33, that in this world, you will have trouble. Take heart – as Christians, we have a building from God. We have a firm and well grounded expectation of future felicity.

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LET GOD’S WILL BE DONE – WEEK 3 DEVOTION


It is the will of God to answer prayer and God accepts the prayer of faith but does not always answer it to the letter. So, as you are praying for a solution to your problem, remember that asking God for a specific thing will amount to limiting God to a specific answer. Do not let your situation dictate the direction of your prayer. Pray as Jesus prayed in Luke 22:41-43, ‘Father, not My will but Your will be done’.“Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, ‘Pray that you will not fall into temptation.’ He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.’ An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him” (Luke 22:39-43).

Jesus Christ purchased our deliverance, healing and blessing at the price of great suffering. Look to the Cross by faith – faith in the finished works of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. In mercy, He call us and healed us. In mercy, He called us and delivered us. In mercy, He called us and blessed us. And most important of all, in mercy, He called us and saved us. In mercy, you are not excluded. Don’t limit God but let His will be done in your life. He knows the best and will always work out the best.

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FAITH – THE HEAVENLY FREQUENCY WEEK 2 DEVOTION


 
In your challenges in life, faith is there for you. When you are sick, facing a financial crisis, marital problem or other hardship, faith is there for you. Every person is given a measure of faith. Faith is the Heavenly currency. You need faith to act with God. Faith is like a Heavenly coin. If you want to buy food on this earth, you need money to buy it. But for things celestial, things in Heaven like healing, deliverance and salvation, you cannot get them in the market with money like things you need on earth. Those things in Heaven, we use faith to purchase them.
 
How much money you have will determine how much goods you will buy. How much faith you have determines how much blessing you will receive. The amount of faith you have will determine how much blessing you will be able to accommodate. Faith releases healing, deliverance, blessing anointing. So, to receive these Heavenly things, you need faith. If you are without faith, you cannot purchase anything. Faith is Heavenly currency that we use to purchase Heavenly things. In your challenges in life, use your faith to put a demand because healing, deliverance, blessing anointing is available. I pray your faith will not fail.
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YOUR FOCUS – WEEK 1 DEVOTION


We are celebrating today because focus was not broken. In other words, we are here because Jesus kept His eyes on His goal. He kept His purpose in the forefront of His mind. Even as a young child, Jesus knew who He was and what He was all about.
Luke 2:49, “ ‘Why were you searching for me?’ He asked. ‘Didn’t you know I had to be in My Father’s house?’ ”
His God-given purpose was what He was born for, lived for and died for. That is why Jesus was able to say as He hung on the Cross, ‘It is finished’.
Are you focusing on your goal? If you decide on your direction, God will give you the energy for the distance but you have to be focused on your goal. Your focus is your personal decision.
Why do many people start off so well but soon derail? Broken focus is the main reason men fail. Make sure to include God in decision making if you don’t want to end up in failure by following the instruction given to Joshua, “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful” (Joshua 1:8).
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BY CHRIST’S ORDER – DEVOTION


When we are tired and sick of our worldly business and frustrated in our worldly affairs, we are welcome to Christ. Jesus Christ is a democrat; He does not impose Himself or His will on anyone. He allows us to exhaust whatever worldly advantages we feel we have so that when we have learnt our lessons, we would value Him. The case of Peter is a good example. That he had laboured and toiled without anything to show for his many years of self-determination, self-confidence, human diligence and professional experience was evident in the way he sat frustrated at the seaside after the fruitless night of fishing. From Peter’s complaints, we could feel the level of bitterness and pain in his heart, even as he confesses his helpless and hopeless state, saying, “Master, we have toiled all the night and caught nothing; nevertheless at Your word I will let down the net” (Luke 5:5).

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Here, Peter had demonstrated that, in spite of all the odds, there was still need to maintain self-control and submit to the One whose will was superior. He simply said, ‘…if You say so, I will let down the net’. In other words, he was saying to Jesus, “Who am I that I should disobey Your instruction? I know that if I assume the character of a fisherman under any authority that does not proceed from You, I am bound to catch nothing. But if I labour by Your order and under Your direction, I am sure I cannot labour in vain. So, I will let down the net”. It was not by mere chance that Jesus chose Peter’s boat at the seaside; it was by providential arrangement. When God is executing His plans in our lives, He also designs and arranges events which continue to unfold until His purpose is revealed. Remember, our only duty is to obey God’s commands; His duty is to keep His promises, and these two duties never conflict. Obeying God at first seems hard, until we come to see that all He asks is for our good and makes life full and free. The way of obedience is the way of blessing.

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CONFESSIONS FROM THE MARINE WORLD…


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Mrs Florence Ucheanya was brought up accustomed to supernatural experiences. At a tender age, a ‘mermaid’ appeared to her physically, stating that it was her mother. When Florence questioned her biological mother, she said that when she was about to give birth to her, some strange beings came to her in the dream to attest that the baby in her womb belonged to them. Growing up, Florence began to receive instructions from these demonic forces who would appear to her physically on a regular basis, especially when close to a river. Upon reaching university, she decided to become a Christian and began preaching to young children. However, the deep spiritual entanglements were still very much intact and her involvement in the dark marine world seemed only to intensify. She would nightly attend spiritual meetings in the ‘red sea’ where devilish assignments were dished out, all for the purpose of destruction. After refusing to carry out their intentions, her disobedience backfired in the form of terrible afflictions. Eventually getting married, despite severe warnings from the dark entities that possessed her, a spiritualist she went to said the only solution was to be buried alive in a grave. Desperate and pushed to her limits, she acceded and was taken to a graveyard. As the sand was slowly heaped upon her body, Mrs Ucheanya found herself spiritually transported into the ocean in the midst of demons. They said she would return to earth on the condition that love was not a word permitted in her dictionary, she would never have a child and would leave the earth aged 30.

Florence said that her marriage had been characterized by extreme turmoil and distress. Peace was both elusive and evasive. A giant man would      sleep with her on a nightly basis, causing constant fights between her and her husband, to the extent that she even kicked her husband in his male organ so that they would not be able to meet as husband and wife. The nightmare continued as a voice began instructing her to masturbate and then to steal. Anytime she went to public places, a nauseating urge would overpower her to take items, only regaining her senses after concluding the dastardly act. It came to the stage where suicide seemed the best option as life appeared more hellish to her than hell itself.

It was at the lowest ebb of her existence that hope came in an extraordinary form. Her spiritual husband appeared to her physically to say that death was nigh as he was assigned to kill her that night. At this moment, her husband brought forth the Anointing Water he had received at The SCOAN and ministered it in the atmosphere, knowing that an intense spiritual combat was ensuing. Suddenly, Mrs Ucheanya saw Prophet T.B. Joshua appear in the room, stretching forth his hand towards her violent spiritual husband who was attempting to annihilate her. At that moment, she saw fire descend and consume the demonic being! At that moment, the family decided they must visit The SCOAN for total deliverance. The kingdom of darkness however had a sinister plan. The marine forces visited her to say that she was being sent to The SCOAN to fight and destroy Prophet T.B. Joshua.

At The SCOAN Prayer Line, a mighty spiritual battle was being waged. As Prophet T.B. Joshua approached her, anger welled within Florence and she attempted to attack. However, her effort to move towards the prophet was thwarted by a blinding light that erupted from where he was standing. At this point, Florence saw Heavenly angels surround The SCOAN environment, alongside a tall man in brilliant light whose name was written on his chest, ‘Son of David – Jesus Christ’. Light conquered darkness and Florence saw the demons that had manipulated and messed up her entire life leaving her body! Ever since her deliverance, Mrs Ucheanya said that she can say for the first time that she loves her husband. She no longer hears voices instructing her toward devilish vices nor is her sleep interrupted by hellish encounters. When she did see the marine forces appear to her in the dream to threaten that they would deal with her for exposing them, she subsequently saw Prophet T.B. Joshua appear to tell them to leave as she now was a daughter of Christ!

Mr Ucheanya, a professional football referee and lecturer, testified that his wife is a completely changed person after her deliverance. He exhorted people to know the value of the blessing God had given to this generation in the form of Prophet T.B. Joshua, stating that he knows the setbacks in his professional career are now a thing of the past since the forces behind his stagnancy have now been eradicated. He advised couples encountering marital challenges to not separate when such spiritual entanglements manifest but rather seek deliverance from Jesus Christ.

PERFECT IN WEAKNESS – DEVOTION


As a Christian, the battle for survival is not a personal challenge but one against God. It is an opportunity to honour God before men. Upon our

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own strength we cannot rely. It is only upon God’s strength that we can go forth and go on. Our natural strength is as perfect weakness. Our natural courage is as perfect cowardice. All our sufficiency is of God. When you read the Bible, you will notice that God always seemed to chose the weak to put to shame the strong; He choose the foolish to put to shame the wise.
In the book of 2 Corinthians 12:8-9, we read that God’s strength became perfect in Paul’s weakness. All Biblical characters if they did not make God their strength would have ended up living their lives unnoticed, uncelebrated and in obscurity. This explains why the young, rustic and seemingly inexperienced and tactless David could defeat Goliath, the giant, in battle. This explains why Moses, the son of a Hebrew slave could stand before Pharaoh and make known the will of God concerning his people.
After reading the book of Ephesians 2:8-9, makes us understand that no one is too good or too bad to qualify for God’s grace. If the weak come to God, He is ready to help them just as He is ready to help the strong.

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Mrs Alice Lesole’s Promotion Testimony


Mrs Alice Lesole from South Africa had been looking for a promotion as a police officer. Since 2011, she had not been given a promotion. Each time she would request for a promotion, they would tell her ‘next time.’ Her daughter gave her the Anointing Water that she had received from a friend Captureshe prayed and ministered it believing for a breakthrough. When it was time for her promotion, she would place her credentials on the screen of Emmanuel TV and pray. She was then called for an interview. Right before the interview, she ministered the Anointing Water and went inside. After the interview, she received a promotion and not just any promotion, she was promoted four ranks at once, to Lieutenant Police Officer. Another testimony she shared was that she had ceased menstruation for many years. The doctors even wanted to operate and remove her womb. She ministered the Anointing Water and her menstruation returned miraculously.

21 CALLED TO THE BAR AFTER ENCOUNTER WITH TB JOSHUA


 Standing elegantly in their immaculate black suits worn over starched white shirts, the seven young men and one young woman had an air of importance about them. When they introduced themselves as barristers, no one had any reason to doubt their credentials. The eight had come to say, “Thank You, Lord”. They represented a group of 21 students from the Nigerian Law School who came to The SCOAN in August to seek the face of God over spiritual warfares they were helplessly battling with. They had all been experiencing setbacks in their studies and decided to meet the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. One of the graduates, Paul Negedu – now a fully accredited lawyer, explained that they had all been facing evil attacks and that one student at the university had collapsed one day and died. Many were falling sick from unexplainable illnesses. In his own case, he had nightmares and would hear a voice tell him he would not make it. “It was like all the demons from my village had been mobilised to attack me,” said the 28-year old.

They represented a group of 21 students from the Nigerian Law School who came to The SCOAN
They represented a group of 21 students from the Nigerian Law School who came to The SCOAN

When they came to The SCOAN, they had the opportunity to meet with the man of God who gave them the Anointing Water. They all ministered it, in Jesus’ name and all 21 students passed their examinations. Two weeks ago, they were called to the bar! To prove that God was now fighting their battles, Barrister Negedu said that one night before he wrote his exam, he saw one of the wise men rescue him from a lion. A day before his examination, he said, he was in serious pain the source he could not explain. He ministered the Anointing Water and went to sleep. That night in his dream, he saw the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua tell him that he was free. Barrister Okou Sunny, another of the graduates, testified that he is now an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, while barrister Erhiga Ibru testified that she has become the only graduate in her family of 11 children. “Believe in God; He will see you through,” she said.

 

I AM WIRED TB JOSHUA WEEKLY DEVOTION


“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Romans 8:38-39).
Apostle Paul was able to make this bold declaration of faith because he was wired to God, the Creator of Heaven and earth in a unique way. When you are wired to God in a unique way, nothing can separate you from the love of God. Today, our trials can separate us from Jesus because we are not wired to Him. Today’s language is only heard with the ears but the language God uses in the Bible must be heard with our hearts. When you become wired to God, the Holy Spirit affects your words and you begin to speak the language God used in the Bible to create and save us, to heal and bless us, to judge and rule over us.
When you hear God’s Word in your heart, you begin to get God’s ideas, work with His projects, know His opinion about yourself and others and see life the way God sees it. Then, you will dream differently, think differently, have a sensitivity you never had before and enjoy the privilege of letting the Creator of Heaven and earth assist you in whatever you do. Accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour and get ready to be wired to God in a unique way. If you are wired to God in a unique way, there is no one and there shall never be anyone quite like you.

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