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A CRY BORN OF FAITH!

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We all cry sometimes but as the tears roll down your cheeks, have you ever stopped to ask yourself what gave birth to your crying? Is your cry born of self-pity or victimhood because you are looking for attention and lamenting over your present situation? Or is your cry born of faith because you want to receive from Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 15:22-28, the Canaanite woman cried out to Jesus for her daughter’s deliverance. In verse 26 Jesus replied “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”

This response was capable of discouraging any other woman in her position from pressing on with her request. She was not only ignored; she was also equated with a dog. But because she truly believed that Jesus was capable of meeting her needs, she knew that this seeming harsh treatment would soon pass away. She simply pressed on, saying, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Jesus saw this as a cry born of faith.

What are you crying about? The Lord may be taking His time to consider your request in order to test your faith just like the Canaanite woman. If your cry is born of faith because you want to receive of Jesus then you would respond with humility, modesty and perseverance. So be calm and determined and make sure your cry is a cry born of faith.

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AN OVERCOMER!

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Did you know that no matter how you feel right now, someone wants to be where you are, someone wants to have what you have and someone wants to be like you? You were created to be a vessel for God to use but God cannot use a discouraged servant.

Worry interferes with God’s Spirit in our lives. Despite the temptation to feel discouraged, we must overcome this as Christians. By saying about ourselves what the Bible says about us, we are made overcomers. What does the Bible say about you?

Are you sick? The Bible says in Isaiah 53:5 that by His wounds you are healed.

Are you weak? The Bible says in Psalm 27:1 that your God is the strength of your life.

Are you experiencing failure? The Bible says in Romans 8:37 that you are more than a conqueror through Christ.
Are you trapped? The Bible says in John 8:36 that the Son has set you free.
Are you facing lack? The Bible says in Philippians 4:19 that your God shall supply all your needs.

Words of confession of God’s Word indeed work wonders! When the Word of God prevails in your life, people will see it in your dominion, in the way you talk, in the way you walk. Are you ready to win today? Say to yourself, “I AM AN OVERCOMER!”

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JOY BREAKS EVERY BARRIER

Do you compare yourself with others and measure yourself by yourself? Remember, when you are not content and spend much of your time thinking about what you do not have, you may be slipping into unhealthy doubt that can lead you away from God to scepticism, cynicism, then hard-heartedness. These are the walls that stand as barriers between you and the Spirit of the Father.

The wall of Jericho had stopped the Israelites from entering the land whereas Jericho was God’s promise to the Israelites (Joshua 6:4-5). Nevertheless, faith joyfully confesses its victory. As the Israelites joyfully shouted their victory, the wall of Jericho fell. What is the wall in your life that stops you from receiving from God?

Joy is your conquering power (Nehemiah 8:10). “This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). With this joy, break every wall of unhappiness, envy, jealousy, discontentment, offence and pain of the past that stands between you and the Spirit of the Father, in Jesus’ name. As that wall is broken in your life, experience the Bible come alive and the fulfilment of God’s promises.

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CHALLENGES ARE TESTS TO MATURE US!

It is impossible to live without challenges. How do these challenges relate to our Christian life? That you have challenges doesn’t mean that you are not a Christian! Challenges determine where you are spiritually. They reveal the true condition or position of man’s heart. A true Christian is tested by his ability to face difficult circumstances. As a child of God, your situation is not to impair you but to make you stronger. Your response when you are tested, provoked and tried determines your future.

Hebrews 5:1-8 – Though Jesus was a Son of God, He learned obedience by the things He suffered. He went through agony, anguish and physical pain but He submitted to the revealing Word of God. This means, spiritual growth is a function of obedience to the will of God.

Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered. We learn obedience by the difficulties and challenges we face today. Challenges are tests to mature us so your response to the challenge of today determines what you will become tomorrow.

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THE PERSON GOD CREATED YOU TO BE

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13)

God never created failure. God never created pain.
God never created fear.

Are you ready to be the person God created you to be? At times, our fear, our worries, our troubles seem to paralyse us but Jesus is more than able to release us from them all. Jesus is ready to pick you up and put you back on your feet. He is ready because He wants you to be the person He created you to be. Are you ready?

It is when we throw up our hands to the Lord that His hands have room to work. Ask yourself, “Do God’s hands have room to work in my life?” Remember, Christianity is not a religion but a relationship. How much time do you spend getting your heart in tune for prayer? How much time do you spend meditating on God’s Word? If you want your personality to be taken over by Jesus, if you want to be the person God created you to be, be conscious of Christ’s presence in everything you do because in Him we live, move and have our being.

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THE UNSEEN HAND!!!

God sometimes uses foolish things to confound the wise. For example, an unpleasant situation can serve to keep us for a new level in life. If Joseph had not been in the prison, he would not have met the link that saw him to the throne (Genesis 41:9-39). To the wise, imprisonment is a foolish thing but God used it to accomplish His purpose in the life of Joseph in particular, and the nation of Israel in general. If Hannah had had a baby earlier, she may not have had any reason to stay close to God. The Bible says, she was a woman of prayer (1 Samuel 1:1-17). If the circumstances surrounding the birth of Moses were normal, he may not have had a cause to go to Egypt where he finally became a blessing to his nation, Israel. He would have stayed and grown up with his biological parents and that would have changed the course of history (Exodus 2:1-10).

If Daniel had not been thrown into the lion’s den, he would not have had the opportunity to prove his God; his God would not have been known (Daniel 6:25-27). If Meshach, Shadrach and Abed-Nego had not encountered the great trial in the blazing furnace, their God would not have been a state God (Daniel 3:28-29). If Peter had had the desired catch of fish at the seaside, he may not have encountered Jesus – the Redeemer. His disappointment at the seaside served to move him to a higher level in life – ‘A fisher of men’ (Luke 5:1-11).

What the eye could not see in all these examples was the unseen hand, the divine driver of our fortunes. There is God’s appointed time for everything under the sun – a time to be happy, a time to be sad, a time to grow and a time to die (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8). Take note, there is an unseen hand, an unseen plan of God in the affairs of men. When something happens, whether positive or negative, it would be too soon to despair, complain or jubilate without finding out what God says about it because there is an unseen hand in everything that happens under the sun.

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ACTING ON WHAT GOD HAS SPOKEN!

The problem of believing is made simple when we know that it is acting on what God has spoken. The wise man is the doer of the Word. The other hears but does not act upon it. He is a sense knowledge hearer; he is a mental assenter. He responds to reason instead of the Word. If he has faith in anything, it is in man, what man has done, science, works and organisation. We may know the Word. We may be familiar with the original Greek or Hebrew. We may know the history of the Word but that is all wasted energy if we do not live the Word and practise it. If we do not live the Word and practise it, we cannot bring Jesus on the scene.

Prayer is a reality. We are not talking into the air. Here, the name Jesus is always honoured. What a grave danger of deluding ourselves. What a danger if there is no corresponding action! If we say in the name of Jesus without corresponding action, it oftentimes leads to destruction. It is the doer of the Word, the man who practises it, lives it, walks in it, that builds it into his own life. It is the doer of the Word that receives things from God. Idle words may entertain men but they do not reach God.

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.” Note the word, “do” in this text. We are doers of the Word, but you say, “How can I do it?” It is going to be according to the ability of God that is at work within us. As we begin to do the Word, He begins to do in us and through us (1 John 4:4).

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Jesus Said, Come Follow Me

The Lord Jesus Christ had used those words when He called Peter, Andrew, James, John, the tax collector Matthew to be His disciples (Matthew 4:19-20, 9:9). “And immediately they left their nets, and followed Him”. These disciples immediately detached themselves from personal interests and attached to Christ. Implied in the call of Jesus was a turning from sin to Him in order to be saved. Again after Jesus had risen from the dead, while the disciples were on a fishing trip, Jesus told Peter, “Follow Me” (John 21:19). These words were not just for the twelve disciples; they are also for us today. Discipleship means following Jesus in a personal way, and it is a call to obedience, not a mere invitation. The early disciples came to Jesus straightway, at all cost, without a question. They also came to quit old habits, to follow their leader without stipulation or reserve; they came in an act of simple trust in Christ. It is impossible to follow Jesus without trusting Him. If we do not follow we are not committed to Him. We are following our own goals or someone else’s. The call to follow Jesus also means to submit to His lordship, to come and die with Him, to deny self and take up our cross and follow Jesus. “….For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it” (Matt. 16:24-25). Hence will you follow Jesus today in a life of obedient faith?

Why would Jesus say “Follow Me”? When Jesus saw “Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt 4:18-19). Therefore following Jesus means to drop everything and follow Him, no matter what it costs. That doesn’t mean you quit your job and leave your family, but that does mean you seek first the kingdom and His righteousness (Matt 6:33), and that is found in the King of the kingdom, Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:21). The call is to join the army of King Jesus to build a new kingdom of righteousness and truth, faith and love, a kingdom for the redeemed.

Jesus expects total loyalty and obedience from His followers. Jesus calls us His disciples but we call ourselves Christians. Today being a Christian has become a fairly generic term. For some, it might simply mean that “I’m not a Jew”, “I’m not a Muslim”, “I’m not an atheist”, etc. Satan loves that people think living a Christian culture equates to living as a Christian. Therefore consider the young man that came to Jesus asking, “Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?” (Matthew 19:16-22). Jesus said unto him, (and unto us), “If thou will be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shall have treasure in heaven; and come and follow me”. The young man went away sorrowful because he had great possessions.

The call to follow Jesus is always ringing to every ear and a few people are responding to the call in their different ways. Some after receiving this invitation from Jesus will retreat to a prayer mountain for further instruction and strength from the Lord Jesus. Right there on the mountain, Satan is there too. At that high mountain, some of these would-be followers of Jesus would be shown endless stress of forest and they may start to pray so that the endless forest can be turned to a cluster of modern cities, with mansions of worshipping centres across the globe and golden streets. A few others would ask for the Promise of the Father and His power. Jesus was equally tempted by Satan when Satan carried Jesus to an exceedingly high mountain to show Jesus all the kingdoms of the World and the glory of them. Others may refuse the invitation to follow Jesus. Abraham sent his servant to look for a wife for Isaac his son in his former country. The servant asked Abraham, “Peradventure the woman will not be willing to Follow Me”. Abraham said, “Beware thou that thou bring not my son thither again”, Genesis 24:5-6. We can’t force people to follow Jesus but we must not go back to them to live our old life again.

Prophet TB Joshua teaches frequently that faith shouldn’t be based on immediate physical improvement after prayers. Rather whether Jesus heals or not, whether the ministry has the largest congregation or not, whether the call is to serve in the city or the rural area, as long as we have the promised presence of the Holy Ghost, our ministry will be a success. Further, Prophet TB Joshua has reduced all the existing “Christian Ministries” to two; those who follow Jesus but using today’s carnal language and those who use the Bible spiritual language. Everyone should self-assess how he or she is following Jesus and what provisions needed from Jesus. Jesus will provide all our need, according to His riches in glory, to everyone He calls to the field.

As we anticipate the 57th Birthday of Prophet TB Joshua June 12, 2020, our aim is not to further promote SCOAN or TB Joshua, but to let us pray for the gifts of the Holy Spirit to equip us to follow Jesus in the fullness of his power. The prophet also had prophesied that the work of God would suffer after the ongoing COVID-19. Nevertheless, we know that Jesus left us with a passing glorious Promise saying, “But ye shall receive power after the Holy Ghost comes upon you, and ye shall be witnesses unto me …, (Acts 1:8). Hence Jesus is calling us to be partaking in changing individuals, nations and the entire world. This mission is the same motto that the Synagogue Church of All Nations of Prophet TB Joshua has set for itself. Emmanuel!!!

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The Church, the Community and Coronavirus

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The coronavirus global pandemic is not a new virus. It has been around for a long while causing fluid and other diseases. It is most likely to remain in public circulation spreading from human to human. Through the virus’ ability to transform its activities from causing fever, dry cough, tiredness, headache, etc. The global community must anticipate a fact that the coronavirus may in future appear in a more destructive position than the ongoing COVID-19. Hence COVID-19 must be quickly dealt with to reduce its damage on the economy, the society and the Church.

The Church is a major stakeholder in every community in the areas of human restoration, reformation, rehabilitation, and providing hope and comfort to souls that are in despair, sick, fearful, or restless. The goal of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), led by Prophet TB Joshua, is to freely serve the world in times like this and such capacity as God will direct. Covid-19 is what we can see today, and because the world has followed its instinct, and has largely neglected the more important spiritual aspect, there is confusion, fear, rejection in the society.

Whilst some governments have given guidance on how Assemblies ought to conduct self, others simply hang to the total lockdown approach. Of course, it is still vital that the necessary hygiene and social distancing precautions are kept in place to protect the hospital workers and save lives. Similarly, no pastor would want to be quarantined because members who visited their church later tested positive to COVID-19. All this is still at the human level. In every society, the Church members remain the most discipline set of people, more organized than market traders.

The action of Mary Magdalene in John 20:10-16 is very commendable if we must desire to see what others fail to see. She had the singular honour to have anointed the body of Jesus before the crucifixion. Later on, the other ladies brought their oil to the tomb but it wasn’t useful because the tomb was empty when they arrived. Now see her unique devotion and character again. They all ran to the tomb but while the disciples went away unto their own home after a while Mary stood around weeping. As she wept, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, she saw two angels in white sitting, the one at the head, and the other at the feet, where the body of Jesus had lain. Eventually, Jesus Himself appeared to her and she became the first to see Jesus and hence by inference the first that Jesus would send as a missionary to others immediately after the resurrection.

The best of the world politicians are like Pilate, or at the very best the disciples, always in hurry, not looking deep enough, fearful of what the public would say. On the other hand, we may liken Prophet TB Joshua and the Church to Mary who painstakingly has told us before the advent of COVID-19, and also still telling us some future events, hardship and humility that shall follow. The entire Church of Christ should be in one accord, listen to him as many are doing across the world, confederating with Emmanuel.tv partners in charity giving globally. His prayer and encouraging words are going to be more effective in our common attempt to get people back on their two feet and prepare them for the next battle. More importantly by his teaching, using his various ministries, he is raising the Church of Christ to the right level, making the global community conscious of the coming Christ and preparing new prophets and evangelists for the mission. Covid-19 that has taken the world’s attention in the last five months is not going to be the last battle nor the most difficult. The world would henceforth need the Church of Christ to lead in the hard battles ahead. Emmanuel!!!

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Questions et réponses avec TB Joshua sur les masques faciaux

QUESTION: Ma mère et mon père âgés ont commencé à porter leurs masques faciaux de façon permanente par crainte de contracter COVID-19 et de ne les retirer que lorsqu’ils veulent manger, car ils doivent utiliser leur bouche pour manger. Je crains que cela ne soit dangereux. Comment puis-je les conseiller?

RÉPONSE: Conformément aux directives sanitaires mondiales pendant cette période de COVID-19, le gouvernement insiste sur l’utilisation de masques faciaux dans les lieux publics – ainsi que sur l’éloignement social et le lavage des mains. Les masques faciaux peuvent être une très bonne chose, mais ils peuvent également être dangereux lorsqu’ils ne sont pas utilisés correctement ou lorsqu’ils ne sont pas fabriqués avec le bon matériau.

Le gouvernement vous a demandé de porter des masques faciaux lorsque vous êtes dans des lieux publics, au milieu des gens, dans la rue, dans des véhicules lorsque vous n’êtes pas seul. Le gouvernement fait cela pour vous aider. Ils ne vous demandent pas de le porter 24 heures sur 24. Il devrait y avoir un moment à la maison lorsque vous le retirez. Mais certaines personnes portent leur masque facial pendant de longues périodes. Respirer et respirer le même air ou ne pas avoir assez d’air en respirant – tout cela peut affecter votre santé, provoquer des maux de tête, de la fatigue et aggraver les problèmes de santé existants.

Alors, faisons attention à la quantité de temps que nous portons le masque facial et aussi au type de matériau dont nos masques faciaux sont faits. Pour beaucoup, les produits chimiques utilisés pour fabriquer ces matières peuvent être dangereux à inhaler. REMARQUE: Le masque facial est votre masque personnel. Il doit être propre et fait d’un matériau approprié. Cela nécessite votre discrétion, téléspectateurs.

En ce moment, prions. Tout ce qui affecte votre discrétion – raisonnez bien, au nom de Jésus-Christ! Raison selon la direction de Dieu, au nom de Jésus-Christ! Raison conforme à Dieu, au nom de Jésus! Les téléspectateurs, parfois des difficultés peuvent influencer notre raisonnement. Parfois, le chômage peut influencer notre raisonnement. Parfois, la peur peut influencer notre raisonnement. Parfois, la pression peut influencer notre raisonnement. Maintenant, commencez à bien raisonner, au nom de Jésus! Commencez à raisonner en accord avec Dieu, au nom de Jésus! Commencez à faire la bonne chose, au nom de Jésus! Faites la bonne chose, au nom de Jésus! Au nom de Jésus, nous prions!

Nous aimerions profiter de ce temps pour saluer notre gouverneur de l’État de Lagos, le gouverneur Sanwo-Olu. En effet, il est unique en son genre. Si vous regardez son activité à ce moment critique, elle peut être comparée au gouverneur de New York qui est toujours sur les actualités nationales pour informer le grand public et les éduquer. Notre gouverneur veut voir son peuple et il veut le voir bien vivre. Nous prions que Dieu augmente sa capacité à faire plus, au nom de Jésus!

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Question & Answer With TB Joshua On Face Masks

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QUESTION: My elderly mum and dad have started wearing their face masks permanently because of fear of contracting COVID-19 and only removing them when they want to eat because they need to use their mouth to eat. I am concerned this can be dangerous. How can I advise them?

ANSWER: Following global health guidelines during this period of COVID-19, the government is insisting on the use of face masks in public places – along with social distancing and handwashing. Face masks can be a very good thing but they can also be dangerous when they are not used properly or when they are not made with the proper material.

The government has asked you to wear face masks when you are in public places, in the midst of people, on the streets, in vehicles when you are not alone. The government is doing this to help you. They are not asking you to wear it 24 hours a day. There should be a time at home when you remove it. But some people are wearing their face masks for long periods of time. Breathing the same air in and out or not getting enough air while breathing – all of this can affect your health, cause headaches, fatigue and worsen existing health challenges.

So let us be careful of the amount of time we wear the face mask and also of the kind of material our face masks are made out of. For many, the chemicals used to make such material can be dangerous to inhale. NOTE: The face mask is your personal mask. It should be clean and made of proper material. This requires your discretion, viewers.

Right now, let us pray. Whatever is affecting your discretion – reason well, in the name of Jesus Christ! Reason according to God’s direction, in the name of Jesus Christ! Reason in line with God, in Jesus’ name! Viewers, sometimes hardship can influence our reasoning. Sometimes joblessness can influence our reasoning. Sometimes fear can influence our reasoning. Sometimes pressure can influence our reasoning. Right now, begin to reason well, in the name of Jesus! Begin to reason in line with God, in the name of Jesus! Begin to do the right thing, in Jesus’ name! Do the right thing, in Jesus’ name! In Jesus’ name we pray!

We would like to use this time to salute our governor of Lagos State, Governor Sanwo-Olu. Indeed, he’s one of a kind. If you look at his activity at this critical time, it can be compared to the New York governor who is always on the national news to update the general public and to educate them. Our governor wants to see his people and he wants to see them living well. We pray God will increase his capacity to do more, in Jesus’ name!

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Our Shelter is in the Name of the Lord

Regular worshipers at the Synagogue, Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Lagos, Nigeria have come to the understanding that they have “A Sanctuary” that is their “Arena of Liberty”. We hope and pray to return to normal worship therein soonest. That is a place where people find refuge, protection, healing, deliverance and justice. They make confessions and they are immune from arrest. Whether the depth of their freedom is completely clear to those making this claim is one thing, but once they arrive SCOAN they often understand that they experience freedom from evil spiritual attacks. They enjoy peace of mind and a great level of security from fear or anxiety.

This may be why several people across the globe, watching Emmanuel.tv, ask Prophet TB Joshua if a Christian can even be sick let alone be attacked by a coronavirus. Remember in Matthew 4:6 Satan asked Jesus to throw Himself down to prove that He is the Son of God. At the crucifixion, the robber on the left (representing the spirit of Satan) similarly asked Jesus to prove Himself as the Son of God by saving Himself and two robbers. When Christians think like this they must be careful not to assume that they have arrived in heaven where there’d be no sickness. Instead, we should come to Jesus like the penitent thief on the “Right”, recognising Jesus, pleading for Jesus’ mercy and seeking refuge. A Christian can’t be self-righteous because we are all saved by grace. In Proverbs 18:10 we read that “The name of the Lord is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it and is safe.” Hence, at SCOAN’s Arena of Liberty, the strength of the building and its walls are not the measuring parameters of level security but the name of the Lord Jesus and His presence therein.

Prophet TB Joshua’s teachings and conducts are excellently profoundly accurate, even when they look simple. It is delusion and false teaching that if you follow Jesus everything will be trouble-free and without care, without sickness. Jesus is our rock and fortress in desperate times. SCOAN is resting on the word of Jesus which says, “Come all who are weary and heavy-laden and I (Jesus) will give you rest”. All who seek Jesus’ shelter, and cling to His to everlasting promises of truth and unconditional love that never runs dry, find safety and peace.

This isn’t to underestimate the immeasurable protection we enjoy under the name of Jesus anywhere we are. For example, Taipei 101 is considered one of the safest and strongest buildings in this modern era. The tower is designed to withstand typhoons and earthquakes. It is a cultural icon of technology in Taiwan. But even with all of these features, it pales in comparison to the strength and security that’s found in the one who abides in the Lord Jesus and His precepts. When the trials of life come like a tidal wave to consume us we can take refuge in Jesus. His strength is made perfect in our moment of weakness. He does not cause the sickness or the storms but He can use them to shape our resolve in His ability to provide whatever is needed to overcome them. Jesus is our Saviour and our Lord in all our situations, a very present help in our troubled times. Emmanuel!!!

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THE HEAT OF TRIALS!

Our situations are tests to mature us. As a Christian, what situations are you going through? Don’t let them wear you down! They are to mature you. Don’t allow any situation to control, mislead or overwhelm you. Stay and cope with hard and good moments. Remember, in times of merriment, prosperity and success, even the wicked man will seem kind and generous but immediately the heat of trials and tribulations come, his wicked behavior surfaces. Sin easily hides where there is no heat of trials and afflictions, just as impurities hide in gold, until it goes through the process of the furnace.

No matter how much we master the Scriptures, without true obedience to what we read, we still wear spiritual diapers. Christians grow in character through obeying the Word of God in the midst of circumstances, e.g. hardship, persecution, trials, tribulations and temptations. Therefore, Christians should see situations such as these as God’s way to strengthen their faith, character and resolve to serve Him.

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Spirit Economy: TB Joshua Answer Question on US – China Relationship

QUESTION – I was watching international news and saw US President Donald Trump threaten to cut off ties with China. Prophet TB Joshua, what would happen if America truly cuts ties with China?

ANSWER: “America’s concentration is on big things while China concentrates on small things, e.g. manufacturing and agricultural goods – what developing nations need. Remember, 70-80% of the world are developing nations. What they need to grow, to live and to improve is what China is concentrating on. I think America should learn this lesson. This is what they should turn to.

China is using all these little things to get money from developing nations – and that is making them the richest in the world. It is trade by barter. It has made developing nations to see China as their hope. For example, a product in America may cost 500 and last long, because it is durable. The same product in China may cost 100 but not last long. However, developing nations will still choose China’s products because such products are within their reach. That makes many nations to become debtors to China – even America.”

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GET READY FOR LIFE AFTER THE COVID-19 LOCKDOWN – A WORD FROM TB JOSHUA

If you don’t get your job back or you don’t get a proper job or a full-time job or you run into loss or lose a loved one after this lockdown, don’t despair; don’t doubt your Guard. God is about to establish you. Ask any successful man or woman and they will tell you about how much disappointment and setback they had to endure to come to a new level in life.

For many, it was a sack letter, an accusation, a petition against them and they lost their job – but today they are established. I want to believe the similar signs I am seeing now will happen to many while others may lose loved ones or run into loss.

I can see beyond many of our situations at hand. That is why I am telling you that behind that situation lies your future. After the lockdown, whatever disappointment you will receive or whatever happens – think deeply and you will see the reason why this is happening to you. Remember, many successful people today once had the same experience and they were moved to a higher level in life thereby.

Ordinarily, you would not want to leave your position or status and say you want to establish yourself without a situation like this. Something must happen – and that seems to be happening now. Sometimes God allows situations like this – I mean disappointment or something more serious – so that you can take your proper position and possessions. Sometimes it is to enable you to get to where you belong. I know where I belong!

What is your dark moment? It may be to make you see clearly where you belong, I mean to prepare you for your future. I know where I belong! It is time to know where you belong; that is why all this is happening now.

Don’t forget everything big starts little. If something big starts big, it calls for concern. Starting little with a sincere heart is evidence that you will grow. Everything genuine likes to start little. You have to be ready to start little, cut your coat according to your cloth and endure temporary pain. You know what I mean – the type of life you live must be in accordance with little. It may cause you to withdraw from the city to a rural life or to do away with some of your properties. You will have them back at the right time but let them go now for preparation to grow. Many things you have now may not be necessary for the journey, may not be relevant to the situation that is coming. Let them go and believe this word you are hearing. It is a word from God.

Ask your family members to cut their coat according to their cloth. If any of them was living big before, they have to prepare to adjust now to the situation that is coming. Check your store and bring out the things you may need to sell. Right now, you need to be living modestly.

Women that married men because of affluence or men that married women because of affluence – divorce should not be the order of the day. We just need to adjust. You may likely need some new friends because not all of your friends will be able to cope and adjust. The future is still there but only calls for adjustment.

Many things we are seeing now will go and many new things will come. If you know you got anything by injustice, such will not be able to stand. Whatever you might have received by injustice will go. It is only our genuine sweat that will see us through while nature is ready to take its course. God just started this judgment somewhere. It will soon get to me; it will soon get to you. Let us be ready.

All that I am saying does not mean you are down but this is just what has come in our own time. Every age has its own challenges. People of yesterday had their own challenges in a different way. Others have gone through so-called challenges in their own way. Today, those who adjust will be able to overcome and those who are unable to adjust will go by the level of their challenges – down, fall, death.

Something must happen every 100 years to affect the whole world. This is what has happened in our own lifetime. It has been like that for generations. Those who respond to the demands of the age will end up as overcomers, victors, winners. However, those who fail to respond to the demands appropriately will eventually go down with the times, either by disappointment, failure, death. It is unchangeable; it must happen. The nature of the challenge may be different. Irrespective of how it happened, the nation that caused it, the person that caused it – it had to happen; something just had to cause it.

By the ending of June to the first week of July, this will begin to become a point of reference: “This man said this; that man said it” – but it is God that said it.

Good morning and win today!

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How Do We Prove Our Love For God?

The SCOAN Sunday Service took off with inspired singing ministration as The SCOAN Choir sang about the need for believers to let go of their worries and continue to trust in God. Whatever the believers’ trials, they assured, always it is well with our soul. As they called for the glory of the Lord to fill The SCOAN, congregants began to fall under the anointing, paving the way for more signs and wonders as the service progressed.

In his message, Prophet T.B. Joshua read from Matthew 19:19 before going into the prayer and prophecy session. With the Bible reference, the Man of God stressed the need to obey God’s commandment on loving our neighbour. He admonished the congregants to love their neighbours unconditionally, including those who fail to return such love, and regardless of their religious, professional, social, racial and ideological backgrounds. “It is not possible to love God without loving your neighbour,” he insisted. Finally, he said that our love for God is proven only when we keep His commandments.

TESTIMONIES

NO LONGER A VICTIM OF UNCEASING BLOOD FLOW AND PAINS

By the time Ms Unami Banda got her healing two weeks ago from fibroids causing constant bleeding, she had been suffering for 15 years. In 2004 the Botswana citizen had suddenly started to bleed even when she was not having her period. She took various medications to no avail and in 2009 had a fruitless operation. “During my periods I would use up to 48 pads,” she told the church on Sunday. She said the problem brought her rejection, limitation and hardship. “You devil, remove your hand from my people, in the name of Jesus Christ,” Prophet TB Joshua had prayed two Sundays ago. He then asked the ushers to check a lady who needed help in the restroom. To the glory of God, Ms Banda’s blood had dried up. Also gone was the severe leg pain she used to feel because of her condition. She advised people never to give up on God no matter their problems.

By the time Ms Unami Banda got her healing two weeks ago from fibroids causing constant bleeding, she had been suffering for 15 years. In 2004 the Botswana citizen had suddenly started to bleed even when she was not having her period. She took various medications to no avail and in 2009 had a fruitless operation. “During my periods I would use up to 48 pads,” she told the church on Sunday. She said the problem brought her rejection, limitation and hardship. “You devil, remove your hand from my people, in the name of Jesus Christ,” Prophet TB Joshua had prayed two Sundays ago. He then asked the ushers to check a lady who needed help in the restroom. To the glory of God, Ms Banda’s blood had dried up. Also gone was the severe leg pain she used to feel because of her condition. She advised people never to give up on God no matter their problems.

NO LONGER WILL HE TRY TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE!

Three times in the past had he attempted to commit suicide. The Chinese Mr Shou Qiang thought he had been minded to take his own life only because of “family problems” but it was in fact a household demon that was dogging his steps. That much came out in a prophecy as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered a fortnight ago. Confirming the prophecy, Mr Qiang mentioned those who had already killed themselves on both sides of his family. He also gave details of his own previous efforts to end it all, saved on each occasion by “a strong power” that held him back. Just on the day their flight was due, the Qiangs’ visas came out and their trip to The SCOAN became possible after all. “Now I feel very free and calm in my heart,” Mr Qiang testified on Sunday as he told the church that he had now recovered his original mission and vision. With renewed fervour for the Lord, he advised people feeling hopeless to hold on to the hand of Jesus and He will see them through.

EVIL BEADS EXPOSED THROUGH PROPHECY!

On the day Miss Jenrola Adebayo went to the market and bought waist beads for beautification, she didn’t realise that she was opening the doorway to the spirit of lust. Since then, the undergraduate had been the nemesis of the numerous men who slept with her, as they either fell gravely ill or suffered serious career and financial misfortune. Jenrola herself became rebellious, never showing any regard for her mother and sometimes refusing to talk to her for months. She also found herself appearing in the marine kingdom, where people bowed to her. Moreover, she was always an angry person and the spirit in her would often make her go to the crossroads in the middle of the night. Invisible to the people, she would watch as sacrifices were dropped at such junctions. Jenrola’s temper was legendary and if she was angry at someone it was enough to bring misfortune to such a person. To calm her anger, she would have to dip her feet in a river. Jenrola was nevertheless always sure to command male attention once she had her beads on. But a voice had lately been asking the very secretive girl to go home. When she finally did, her mother warmly accepted her and brought her to The SCOAN two Sundays ago. And that was when the Spirit of the Lord arrested her as Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophecy regarding a lady in the congregation wearing beads. Jenrola came forward to confirm the prophecy and she received her deliverance. Now she eats well and no longer sleeps cross-legged even as her bad dreams are over. She also testified that the spirit of lust is gone. Jenrola’s mother advised parents to monitor and pray for their children, without allowing them to go too far away. Jenrola advised young people to beware of what they buy and to avoid the distraction from material things.

WITH GONORRHOEA GONE, BLOODY URINE TURNS NORMAL

Mr Chinaza Okafor, a Nigerian young man, had been urinating blood following a gonorrhoea infection that had defied medical solution. According to him, he contracted this disease through the act of fornication. He came to The SCOAN a fortnight ago, as advised by his friend and received prayers in the mighty name of Jesus. As the woman of God prayed for him, he fell to the ground under the power of the anointing. Prophetess Yinka then asked him to confirm his healing. For someone who had earlier urinated blood right before the camera that same morning, it was amazing to see him discharge normal urine after the prayers. Mr Okafor advised people to make sure they do God’s will.

RID OF EXTREME INSOMNIA AND PERPETUAL ILLNESS, MOTHER AND STEPDAUGHTER GLORIFY GOD

On Sunday, the family of Comrade Godwin Ishang testified to God’s awesome power. His daughter, Patience, took the floor first, detailing her many battles with sickness right from infancy. She also gave details of her wayward lifestyle first as a secondary school student and later in nursing school. Patience told of her love for alcohol and smoking, as well as how she ran away from home.

As part of her health complications, she always had tears in her eyes whenever she tried to read. One time, her body started swelling and her skin turned dark. Even more, she could never defecate until she took drugs, just as she had difficulty in breathing alongside excruciating waist pain. For Mrs Pauline Ishang, Patience’s stepmother, the major problem was insomnia, a condition she had suffered for the past two years. An evil voice also constantly threatened to kill her. Neither drugs from doctors nor strange concoctions from herbalists did anything to ease her sleeplessness, hotness of body and headaches. However, since both women’s deliverance two weeks ago at The SCOAN, it has been testimonies galore. Nowadays, Mrs Pauline Ishang sleeps as peacefully as a baby and Patience has parted ways with pain, defecating easily without the aid of drugs. She also testified that the urge to drink alcohol and smoke is gone. Comrade Ishang, a native of Cross River, Nigeria, rounded off the testimony by shedding further light on the family’s problems and glorifying the name of the Lord for setting them free. He advised people to be patient while showing faith in God. Mrs Godwin advised people to believe they will get their own blessings. Addressing parents, Patience said, “Don’t give up on your children.”

HEALED OF DEAFNESS AND FIBROIDS

It was a double testimony for Mrs Doreen Kunda at The Living Water Service of two Mondays ago. With her husband, she had come from Lusaka, Zambia hoping for a miracle. And a miracle she did get, shortly after Prophet T.B. communed with God on The SCOAN Altar and invited worshippers to take their turn there in seeking God’s face. As Doreen got there she started smacking her right ear uncontrollable while reacting vigorously. Then she started vomiting.

Moments later, to her amazement, her deaf right ear had opened up and she could hear with it again, after 12 long years. She later took the Living Water. On Sunday, she testified alongside her husband and explained how the deafness had affected her work as a teacher and as a wife and mother. What was more, Doreen’s testimony revealed, when she got to her room that day, she also passed out the remnants of the fibroids that had burst in her following her intake of The Living Water. She said, “For the fibroids we had been to many clinics to no avail. Now I’m feeling very light and can walk around without pain in my belly.” Mr Kunda advised people to be patient with their ailing spouses and to seek God’s face at all times while Doreen stressed God’s ability to solve all problems.

AFTER 12 YEARS, NO MORE FIBROID BLEEDING FOR MRS CHIBOLELA

Mrs Albertina Chibolela, a Zambian, had been bleeding for 12 years due to multiple fibroids. Not knowing how else to help her, doctors had suggested removing her uterus, as had been done for her mother and sister.

In faith, however, she visited The SCOAN for prayers and God’s power located her a fortnight ago, during the Monday Living Water Service as Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied regarding her condition. Albertina came out to confirm Prophet T.B. Joshua’s pronouncement on her case. Seconds later, Albertina drank The Living Water that was fetched for her and she fell to the floor immediately, vomiting the poisonous substances in her system and instantly, the problems of fibroid and bleeding became things of the past in her life. During her testimony on Sunday, Albertina told of how the problem had been a major reproach in her life. However, since the prophetic message on Sunday, she said, “Inside me I started vibrating and I have not bled since then and no longer feel pain in my tummy”. Happy that she can now manage her resources better and plan for the future, Albertina advised people to run to God for solutions to their challenges.

PRAYERS AND MORNING WATER MELTS OVARIAN CYSTS AND FIBROIDS

It was in 2012 that Alison Hwalima started watching Emmanuel TV. In January 2013 she visited The SCOAN, having been bleeding and feeling severe pains from ovarian cysts and fibroids.

The Zambian international businesswoman always dreaded her menses, as it was always a time of fearsome pain and heavy blood loss. Once, when her menses met her in Dubai, she was forced to buy very expensive, yet ineffective, drugs from a clinic. To replenish her constant blood loss, Alison had to take blood tonics all the time. During her visit, Alison received prayers from Prophet T.B. Joshua and got the Morning Water as well. “I felt a very hot sensation during the prayers and I had to take off my shoes,” she told the church on Sunday. When she got to her country, she continued ministering the Morning Water. By November 2013 the doctors could confirm that her cysts had gone and that the fibroids were degenerating. A few months after, the fibroids were also all gone. As she ended her testimony, Alison advised people to never give up on God.

NO LONGER BONDED TO SPIRIT OF MAN

Mr Chetanna Nwabuwa’s deliverance from the spirit of man occurred after a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua two Sundays ago. The Ghana-based Nigerian’s problems had its roots in a childhood that had exposed him to disturbing practices among much older males. As he grew older, he started developing affections for fellow men.

For about 20 years Chetanna bore the weight of this abnormality, sometimes attempting to channel his affection towards animals whenever he couldn’t find willing males. To boost his chances of finding partners, he kept getting tattoos that he believed would attract them. In his bid to escape from his demons, Chetanna moved over to his sister’s but things worsened instead, despite several ‘washes’ by spiritualists. To divert people from his real nature, he kept a number of girls in whom he had very little interest, dismissing them when they came with claims of pregnancy. Confirming her man’s unusual concern about his male friends’ welfare, Chetanna’s fiancée spoke of how much she abhorred the spirit of man and how affectionless their relationship was. Since his deliverance, however, Chetanna’s body has returned to its default setting and he is now planning to marry the mother of his son. “Nothing is too big for God to do,” his fiancée said, while his sister advised people to give good guidance to their children and wards. Chetanna himself advised, “You cannot use darkness to fight darkness.”

SAVED FROM THE KILLER JAWS OF OCCULT EXTORTIONISTS

In 2014 she was just a young woman facing some of the ‘normal’ problems of life: separation from spouse, money challenges, career worries etc. Rather than turn to God for a solution to her problems, Babalwa contacted an organisation which had advertised its claims of being able to help her. They asked her to spell out her name – and that was the beginning of her initiation into a secret society which then asked her to bring her bath water two days later. From then on, they had the woman locked in hypnosis, demanding she start handing them her salary and threatening to kill any family member she told before killing her as well. So, from August 2014 she started remitting her salary to them; she also gave them her BMWx3 ride. Expectedly, she became broke and her family started to worry. She equally had dreams in which she was always eating good food and laughing at people drowning as she hovered over the water surface. Ashamed of what she had got into, she decided to visit The SCOAN. And that was how a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua located her two Sundays ago. Since Babalwa’s deliverance, her occult extortionists have now backed off. She advised people to honour God before men in their trials.

FOR THE EBANS, IT’S A RENEWAL OF MARITAL VOWS

One would have thought they had the perfect union but Mrs Blessing Eban had in fact been intending to walk away from the marriage. She had packed up her things preparatory to finally moving over to her parents’.

“I was not having that inner peace and fulfilment since I got married,” she said, trying to explain why she dropped her ring and moved out of the home. “I was not ready to fight for the marriage,” she added. Meanwhile, she visited The SCOAN to find out God’s mind. Two weeks ago, a prophecy located her in church:

“You cannot leave that man,” Prophet T.B. Joshua counselled her as he gave the prophetic message that restored her marriage. As the couple testified in church on Sunday, Mr Linus forgave his wife and slipped back the rejected ring into her finger. “The affection is back,” Blessing disclosed. She advised people to let God and love lead them just as Linus encouraged people to go into marriage with full commitment.