WALK BY FAITH!

We cannot understand God by feelings. We can only understand Him by what the Word says about Him. God is everything the Word says He is, so we need to get familiar with Him through the Word. Too many people try to get acquainted with God through their feelings. When they feel good, they think God has heard their prayers. When they don’t feel particularly good – I mean, when they feel God is unkind or unfair to them, they begin to rebel or murmur against God. They feel that God no longer answers their prayer; their faith is thus based on feelings.

First they begin to change churches and finally choose to seek alternatives outside the church. Such is the fate of those who base their faith on feelings. Real faith is based upon the Word of God. Real faith says, “If God’s Word says it is true, it is”, while feelings say, “Unless I see, I cannot believe. Unless I touch, I cannot believe”. The Word of God says, ‘Blessed are you when you believe without seeing’. Believing God is believing His Word. If our faith is based upon feelings, we are just using natural human faith and we cannot get spiritual results with natural human faith. Anyone can believe what he can feel, hear or see. When it comes to spiritual things – we don’t walk by sight, we walk by faith (2 Corinthians 5:7).

– T.B. Joshua

 

JESUS KNOWS ALL MEN!

JESUS KNOWS ALL MEN

Jesus knows all men – their nature and their true character. He knows when you are speaking what is in your heart. When you say, ‘Jesus is Lord’, He knows whether you are confessing what you believe. It does not take long to realise that Jesus believes that what we say is important. If it is not according to the truth of God’s Word, it would be idle, meaningless and oftentimes destructive. Jesus knows all men. He is not deceived or carried away by the waving of hands or singing of melodious hymns or the raising of powerful prayer points. He knows that belief may not be for all that confess. John 2:24-25 – Jesus did not need anyone to tell Him about them, because He Himself knew what was in their heart. In other words, He did not need anyone to explain the nature of man to Him, for He Himself knew the stuff man was made of.

Whichever form you come to Jesus, He sees beyond your appearance. Jesus does not need anyone to tell Him about you, because He knows you better than you do yourself. That is why you cannot deceive Him with the waving of your hands in worship. You cannot deceive Him by the raising of strong prayer points or by the multitude of your sacrifices without repentance. This means God does not need your sacrifice to take away your sin but your repentance – not only feeling sorrow for the sins committed but breaking away from sin.

– T.B. Joshua

HOW TO DEAL WITH YOUR ENEMIES – TB JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

“Today, people look upon pain, wrong and injustice towards their neighbours unaffected. Your neighbour could be your enemy, friend, those who do not share the same faith with you. The Bible says love them all. But today – because they do not share the same faith with you, when you see them in a problem, you ignore them and look the other side. Because you are a Christian and they are not a Christian, whatever problem they have – you look the other side. No! You have to love your neighbour as yourself. If your conscience is alive to Christ, you would always be there for your neighbour. Love your neighbour as yourself.

The Bible says, ‘I will set a table before you in the presence of your enemies’. If your enemy is not there, the table will be useless. It’s good for your enemy to see what you become. What they thought you cannot become – it’s good for your enemy to see. They thought you cannot become this or that – it is better they see for themselves. That may change them and win their soul! A good example of what I am talking about is we here in the church today. If we begin to examine the conscience of everyone here and look at the past – at least 50% never thought they would come here. You had a different impression about T.B. Joshua. You stood in opposition towards T.B. Joshua in the past but today, you are alive to see that he is your friend, not your enemy. If you had died then, would you be able to see this? If I had died then, would I be here today?

What is the way out? Pray for your enemy! Prayer from your heart, not from your lips. If you choose the path of praying for your enemy, you will have a great relief. Because you are running to defeat your enemy, it has taken you to many places – spiritually, physically and financially. It has caused you sleepless nights – fear, anxiety, pressure. Every bad thing that happens to you -when you have nightmare – you attribute it to your enemy. The pain you are going through – it’s not your enemy that is going through it but you. Why can’t you ignore your enemy and move forward? Pray for them! You are the one going through the pain.

When you begin to chase your enemies, you will automatically forget the condition in which you are – because it’s not possible to look at two sides. I am going through pain that the enemy caused – and at the same time I am pursuing the enemy that caused it. I will ignore the pain. The pain will be there but how to take care of myself will be ignored. This is why our pain persists. The situation that you are supposed to go through within a week, you are on it for the past one year – because you ignore your condition and you are pursuing your enemies

The bigger your success, the bigger your enemies. Why are you wasting your time when you know it’s a normal life? You go through your trial according to your position and I will go through my trial according to my position. It is our position that attracts trials. Your position in life attracts persecution. If your position is big, it will attract big trials. Big blessing will attract big trials. You don’t want trials; you don’t want success in life. When people talk about you – ‘He is a foolish man; she is a foolish woman’ – you know it’s a recognition! What you are going through should not rule your life. What you are going through does not matter but what matters is whom you are.”

Remember, SHARING is CARING… 👍

RECALL GOD’S TRACK RECORD!

RECALL GOD’S TRACK RECORD

One of satan’s tactics is to get you to doubt God’s goodness. He tries to get you to forget all God has given you and to focus on what you do not have. If you are spending much of your time thinking about what you do not have, you may be slipping into unhealthy doubt.

God gave everyone plenty of evidence to believe in Him. Doubt comes when you fail to stop long enough to observe all the evidence. Once in a while, you should create time to reflect over God’s track record in your life. When you are struggling with doubt, take time to remember the way God has worked in your life. As you recall God’s track record, you will grow confident that He will work in your present situation as well.

As you recall God’s track record in your life, you will grow confident that your present problems will be solved by God. As you recall God’s track record in your life, you will grow confident that a solution is forthcoming. As you recall God’s track record in your life, you will grow confident that God will never fail you and never abandon you. As you recall God’s track record in your life, you will grow confident that your situation is not like others’ but for the glory of God. When you have doubts, review the evidence of God’s track record in your life.

As you move closer to God, you will find the strength to trust Him and your faith will grow even stronger. I mean, the closer you are to God, the more you receive Heavenly resources and the stronger your faith grows.

– T.B. Joshua

 

STOP FIGHTING THE WRONG BATTLE!

STOP FIGHTING THE WRONG BATTLE

As Christians, we preach the Gospel, the good news. Jesus makes it happen; Jesus makes it work in the person of the Holy Spirit. The Gospel is the good news, the message of righteousness. So, by striving against people, by standing on the pulpit to speak against others – you are fighting the wrong battle.

It is not this physical appearance that is our enemy. We are not fighting the physical appearance that we are seeing. We are to battle the spiritual entities that cause tension in our spiritual lives. However, if we are not armed for battle, we will fight the wrong battle. If we are not armed for battle, we will not be able to listen to the inner voice of the Holy Spirit. You just need to apply yourself to your work and duty as a Christian soldier!

– T.B. Joshua

HARD TIMES MUST NOT STOP US!

HARD TIMES MUST NOT STOP US

The purpose of life is to glorify God in good times and hard times alike. We should acknowledge God in both hard times and good times, for He gives and He takes at will. It is not our own hard work or skill that enriches us; it is by God’s blessing. There is no room for any man’s boasting of his ability or power. This explains why people like me who are without fast legs, smoothness of tongue, ability to inspire people and great strength to deploy should ever remain grateful to God for the purpose He has designed me. The same that gives also takes away. We must adore God at all times and fall down to worship Him. Hard times must not stop us but encourage us to exercise our faith as a Christian.

Weeping must not hinder sowing or worshipping. Hard times should encourage us to pray the more. We must eye not only the hand of God but also the name of God in our difficulty. This is to say to know God is not only to see His work but also to learn His way. The Bible says, “Seek first the kingdom and all other things will be added”, but today people seek all other things first and expect the kingdom to follow. Remember, the devil wants you to curse God while under pain, trial, temptation and affliction. That is why the devil takes delight in inflicting pain on people. But those who bless God in trouble, pain, affliction prove their sonship. We must find room in our heart to bless God when even when He takes away.

TURN YOUR SCARS INTO STARS!!!

Turn Your Scars into Starts

If we rely on the strength that comes from Jesus Christ, He will not allow the enemy of our soul to give us more than we can take. The Bible tells us no temptation has seized you except what is common to man – and God is faithful. He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear but when you are tempted, He will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it (1 Corinthians 10:13).

This means you can be forgiven and start again. When we make bad decisions, we feel the impact. Many give up and divorce, run away, become bitter or quit on life. I know of executives, pastors and leaders who have stopped the pursuit of their life goals and basically quit trying – or worse. I want to encourage you – don’t let your bad experiences wipe you out. Turn your scars into stars! All of us have made decisions we regret and all of us can be forgiven and start over. Our Creator will forgive us, and He will show us what to do next. If we go on our knees and confess our sins, He is faithful and just, and will forgive us.

The Scriptures tell us that Christians can make bad mistakes too. The difference is that they already have a relationship with God and should understand that they can immediately go to God about their behaviour. He will help us get back on our feet, forgive us and help us not make the same decision again.

– T.B. Joshua