Prophet T.B. Joshua
“As a Christian, whatever situation you are in now – are you sick? Are you poor? Are you facing disappointment? Are you lonely? What is your situation? Don’t despair. You are only being preserved for your proper position and possession in Christ. It may be to prepare you for the challenges ahead. It may be to reform you for a better position in Christ. It may be to keep you for a new level in life. Remember, as a Christian whatever level we find ourselves, we believe the best is yet to come. Don’t despair – God sometimes uses foolish things to reveal His purpose in our lives.”
– Prophet T.B. Joshua
Prophet T.B. Joshua
“When you talk of marriage, there are two things we must take note of: The right time and the right person. It is the right time that brings about the right person. It is not the right person that brings about the right time. If there is a mistake in these two, there will be trouble in the marriage tomorrow. The right time and the right person – that is what builds marriage. If you want to marry, wait for God’s time. When it is the right time, the right person will come. If you don’t wait for the right time, the marriage will not stand the test of time.” – T.B. Joshua
Prophet T.B. Joshua
What is your situation today? As a Christian, do a proper reflection and you would see that behind your situation lies God’s purpose for your life.
In spite of his nagging wife and his misleading friends, Job did not allow his emotions to overrule his reasoning. On proper reflection, he rebuked his wife saying, “When the goings were good, you said, ‘To God be the glory!’ Now that things are tough, you say, ‘God be cursed’” (Job 2:10). If Job had not done a proper reflection, he would have yielded to his emotions and cursed God. On proper reflection, he came to realise that God and not Job himself, was the central character and that the issue at hand was faith and not suffering.
He knew that events that seem ordinary to us might have an extraordinary effect in the spirit, much of which is hidden from the ordinary eye. It was the reality of the experience that actually kept Job’s faith alive. In other words, it was this realization that actually kept him from sinning against God in the face of pressure and tension.
The case of Job is an example of how true children of God should handle temptations. Remember how much loss he had to put up with: His wealth, children, health and companions – he lost all. What situation are you in today? Is it sickness, poverty, inability to bear children, isolation or rejection?
Remember that events that seem ordinary may have extraordinary effects in the spirit, much of which is hidden from the ordinary eye. It takes the reflective mind to discover that behind your situation lie God’s promises for your life. Sit and reflect; you will discover that nothing happens for nothing. That situation you are in does not come by chance; it is as it should be by divine will. It may be to reform, preserve, or prepare you for a better position. Mention any Biblical character and you would see how much of this he had to endure to come to a new level in life.
Prophet T.B. Joshua
“What we do for Christ is only a reflection of the relationship we have with God. If you want to be able to do great things, you need to have a great relationship. The greater the relationship, the greater the things we can do for God. It is my relationship with Him that brings about what I am doing for Him. It is your relationship with Him that brings about what you are doing for Him.
“If you want to have a ministry that is strong, our relationship must be strong. Life does not begin with a relationship with people. It begins with a relationship with God and that relationship overflows to people. I mean, our relationship should be first to God, and then to human beings. The main thing about Christianity is not the work we do but the relationship we maintain and the atmosphere produced by that relationship.”
– T.B. Joshua
Prophet T.B. Joshua
“If God is everywhere, in Heaven and on earth, then, where can we go from His presence? (Psalm 139:7) Sometimes, when we are in our privacy, we tend to think that no one is looking at us and that is why we go contrary to the will of our Creator. We forget that we are under His eye always. The Bible says He neither sleeps nor slumbers. He keeps watch over us, day and night.
Psalm 121:3-5 – “He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand.”
Everybody reading this – Jesus knows. He knows our past, present and our future.” – T.B. Joshua
Sit and reflect on life itself and you would discover that nothing happens by chance. It is the principle of life that for everything there is a purpose. Our God is God of purpose. There is a purpose for everything He created. Who knows what would have happened if there was day and no night at all. Who knows what would have happened if there were only women and no men at all. For everything God created, He assigned a definite purpose – a clear role. Remember, you are made not only in the image of God but also to live in a community. Without relating to others in a community, the reality of the image of God in us cannot be made manifest. Genuine spiritual experience needs to be tested in a real situation in order to expose the reality of the experience. By genuine spiritual experience, I mean the image of God in us which we manifest in the form of faithfulness, love, kindness, goodness, self-control, humility and the like as mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23. If you say you are Christian, you are saying you are a divine image bearer of God. It means you mirror Christ and that your life comes from Christ. Except this claim is tested in a real situation, your claim would remain suspect.
As a Christian, no matter the situation you are facing, there is a purpose. Find out. Do a proper reflection and you would see that behind your situation lies God’s purpose for your life.
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If you read the about the Good Samaritan in Luke 10:30-36, you would realise that Jesus Christ has actually called us as Christians to respond to all human needs, for that is what love entails.
Jesus Christ values our little effort to honour Him when it is done in truth, humility and faith. No matter how small, how little, when you present it in humility, cheerfulness, Jesus honours it. Look at your contribution to others as an assignment from God. When you see whatever you are doing as an assignment from God, you cannot afford to fail God. You will always do the right thing. The Bible says that whatever you do to your neighbour or fail to do, that you do unto God. Every person God created is a solution to a problem. No matter your level in life, you are a solution to a problem. When you begin to see life in this light, you will always overcome, you will become successful.
Jesus Christ was bread to the hungry, a roadmap to the lost, water to the thirsty, a companion to the lonely. Whatever is your gift, that is what the Lord will use to bless others through you. What is your gift? No matter how small, you can still share with others who need your gift. Thousands want to change. They just don’t know how to go about it. Successful people are simply problem solvers. No matter your level in life, you are a solution to a problem. This means you are created for a purpose.
PRAYER: God, give me Your eyes to find those who need me and how I can identify with those who need me the most, in Jesus’ name.