FORGIVENESS MAKES THE FUTURE POSSIBLE!

FORGIVENESS MAKES THE FUTURE POSSIBLE!

What is forgiveness? Forgiveness means that God looks at you as if you had never sinned. When God forgives, He does not sweep your sins under the carpet. Instead, He completely washes them away. Matthew 5:44 – “Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you”. Forgiveness paves the way for harmonious relationships even with your enemies.

An intriguing question: How can I forgive someone who has hurt me deeply? If you have been forgiven, it is that forgiveness that will create in you a forgiving heart towards others. When we love our enemies and pray for those who persecute us, this releases us from the destructive emotions of anger, bitterness, revenge and others. Like Christ, you should be more concerned about your offenders and their relationship with God and less about nursing your own grudges and self-pity. The person most hurt by unforgiveness is you!

DO YOU LOVE JESUS? – Prophet T.B. Joshua

Do You Love Jesus

John 21:15 – “So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?’ He said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.’ He said to him, ‘Feed My lambs.’ ”

Take note that Jesus did not ask Peter if he was a gifted speaker. Jesus did not ask Peter is he was a talented leader. Jesus did not find enquire about Peter’s seminary training or Bible knowledge. These things are important but they are not the issue. The issue is quite simple. The essential quality you need is found in Jesus’ question, “Do you love Me?”

Three times Jesus asked Peter, “Do you love me?” Note that Jesus asked Peter this question before giving Peter the commission to shepherd His sheep. Jesus wanted Peter and us to know that the main force for lasting, enduring success, achievement, prosperity is loving Him above all else. The love for Christ is central or the main thing; all else is peripheral.

Too often, we think that the primary requirement for serving God is the gift of spoken language, oratory, great talent, high qualifications or impressive academic credentials. Peter and the other disciples were ordinary fishermen from a lowly part of the country. They were nobodies till Jesus called them.

This means there is hope for you whether you are educated or not, whether you are a farmer or a professor. Stop talking about your limited education and start loving Jesus! Stop complaining that everyone in the family is poor. Stop repeating stories of those who failed you. Stop pointing your finger at the economy. Stop meditating on your flaws or weaknesses. If you hope to accomplish anything good in the future, it will only be because of your love for Jesus. The main requirement for making a difference for Jesus is being in love with Him.

– Prophet T.B. Joshua

VIDEO: THE WARNING GOD GAVE TB JOSHUA!!!

Prophet T.B. Joshua

In his first sermon of 2019 after a month-long absence from the pulpit, T.B. Joshua speaks starkly about the warning he received from God in a serious revelation…
That revelation – contained at the tail-end of a striking sermon titled, ‘A True Christian Is Tested’ – is filled with practical, poignant lessons of life, especially for those working in the ministry of God. If you’ve ever nursed the notion that ministers of God are only interested in making money, we encourage you to watch on…
“The foundation of the church is the Holy Ghost… It is not the number of people that enter here that matter but the souls that are being saved.” – T.B. Joshua

A PLACE OF DECISION – T.B. Joshua

Daniel 3:16-18, “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego answered and said to the king, ‘O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you in this matter. If that is the case, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand, O king. But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.’ ”

We are who, where and what we are as a result of a decisions we make. All of us who have fallen made a decision and all of us who have not fallen, faced similar temptation yet made a different decision. The Holy Spirit always leads us to a place of decision. But you are responsible for what you give your attention to. As long as you hold fast to your confession of sickness, poverty, failure and defeat, you will still have them. If you think failure, talk failure, move with people who failed and really believe in failure, failure will never leave you. But he who moves with the wise will become wise.

At the place of decision, Jabez decided to turn his life from pain to prosperity; Job refused to sin against God with his lips when brought to the place of decision with his wife; The three Hebrews, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego decided to commit themselves into the hand of God; King David decided to be victorious at the place of decision on the battlefield; Apostle Paul decided to stand for the truth in the court of Caesar; our Lord, Jesus Christ made the decision of a champion even on the Cross of Calvary. What decision did you make? Decisions create events. Make a decision that creates the future you desire. The rate at which you feed your soul with God’s Word determines the outcome when you come to the place of decision. Read God’s Word, it is your spiritual weapon. It is with you in the living Word, it is in your pocket but you are not using it. The Word will not work by itself; we make it work by the way we live. Make a decision to make the Word of God the standard for your life and begin to live the life of a champion. Champions are not crowned for desiring to be crowned, they are crowned because they made a decision and defeated their enemy.

A DECISION BORN OF FAITH – T.B. Joshua

We are constantly making decisions, some trivial and others fundamental and life changing. Common sense tells us that some decisions are much more important than others. However, unless the decisions we make are rooted in God’s Word, they cannot stand the test of time. Such decisions would soon fade out in the face of tests and trials because they are not based on God’s unchanging, unfailing Word. As a Christian, what is in the inspiration behind the decisions you make? Are you making decisions based on what your circumstances say or what God’s Word says about them? Are you reacting to your challenges according to how you feel or according to the principles of your faith?

Remember, there is no neutral kingdom. Like Joshua of old in Joshua 24:15 told his people, it is time for you to choose this day what you are making of God. Is He one of those things or the only thing in your life? Deciding to put your trust in Jesus as your Lord and Saviour is the most important decision you can make in life. In other words, life’s biggest decision is what you do with Jesus. Therefore make a decision born of faith to serve Jesus with all you are, all you have and all you can do. Learn to confess: “No matter what happens, no matter what comes – He is my Saviour. Whether trouble or not – He is my Redeemer. Come rain, come shine – He is my Shelter. I have no other refuge than this command of Jesus, ‘Only believe.’ ”

Emmanuel TV Draws in an International Audience and Reaches Over 1m Subscribers on YouTube

Emmanuel TV – Over 1 Million Subscribers

Christian television station marks milestone with over 1 million subscribers on YouTube Channel

Emmanuel TV, a global Christian television station, has reached a subscriber base of over 1 million on its YouTube channel garnering over 387 million views, making it the most watched Christian ministry, not exclusively focused on music programming, on the platform.

With viewers from as wide as the Caribbean Islands to the South Pacific, Emmanuel TV has attracted a diverse audience in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Its programs are available in English, French, Spanish, and Portuguese; and each of the languages have their respective YouTube channels with considerable numbers collectively resulting in over 1.4 million subscribers and over 500 million views.

The global Christian channel has a burgeoning streaming service, which is available both on satellite and online.

Emmanuel TV is notable for the Sunday service transmitted live every week from its headquarters; yet it broadcasts numerous other Christian programs such as: Standard for Life, Prayer for Viewers, World Prophecies, Changing Lives Interviews, Christian Cartoon Series for Children, Musical Renditions from Emmanuel TV Singers and more. Additionally, Emmanuel TV records and broadcasts documentaries on a wide range of societal issues which include topics on migration and deportation; unemployment and education; foreigners stranded and seeking to return to their home countries; and life stories of Nigerian deportees from Libya.

In addition to television programming to a world-wide audience, Emmanuel TV’s humanitarian arm provides charitable assistance to prisons, rehabilitation centers and flood victims all around the world – under the catch-phrase “Straight Outta Emmanuel TV”.

Emmanuel TV’s programming is premised on three principles: Changing Lives, Changing Nations and Changing the World.

About Emmanuel TV 

Emmanuel TV was launched on March 8, 2006 by T.B. Joshua – founder of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Executive Producer of Emmanuel TV.

SOURCE Emmanuel TV

Video – Prophet TB Joshua bombshell: ‘I’m scared to collect offerings!’

Tb Joshua  collect offering Famed Nigerian cleric T.B. Joshua has made yet another controversial statement, admitting that he is afraid to collect money from congregants in the form of offerings.

“People like me are scared when it comes to collecting thanksgiving because I don’t know where you are coming from with your money,” Joshua candidly stated in a sermon on Sunday 9th April 2017, subsequently released on his popular YouTube channel Emmanuel TV.

“Many can come with blood-money,” he acknowledged. “They will just enter church and when it is time for offering, they will raise their offering whereas it’s blood-money. What can a man of God use that kind of blood-money for? Are they going to bless the man?”

According to Joshua, this issue has been the bane of many ministries. “What we receive from our members as offering and thanksgiving is killing us,” he warned fellow pastors.

The cleric went further to proffer a way out, suggesting that ministers of God are also to blame for the way they praise and give attention to those who drop the largest offerings.

“Wicked people like the pastor to ask. If the pastor does not ask, praise and recognise them, they cannot give. They like praise and recognition,” he explained.

“If you want to avoid these people and stop them from putting money – don’t praise them. Let them know it’s God they give to, not you.”

Revealing another clue, Joshua called on pastors to stop receiving offerings ‘directly’ from congregants. “If you don’t receive something directly from a killer, he will not give you – because he wants to be recognised. They like praise; that is their reward because they have no reward from God.”

Joshua stressed that offerings in the church are between the worshipper and God. “What comes from God goes to God. If what you have is from God, it will go to God – you don’t need to have any recognition from the pastor. Whatever you want to give God, you give it,” he surmised.

The pastor then impressed on people the need to consider the force behind any action, not merely the action itself. “The force behind your action determines where the action comes from… It’s not what you see but the force behind what you see that matters,” he stated.

This is not the first time T.B. Joshua’s statements about tithes and offerings have come to the fore. Last year, news surfaced of an elderly woman whom Joshua returned a tithe of N500,000 to, adding that God would not approve of him collecting a tithe from such an elderly person in need of his support.

Ihechukwu Njoku is a freelance writer