Do you want to speak? Pause a minute and think about what your usual conversations have been like! What is the subject of most of your discussions? The words spoken earlier or yesterday – did they edify, bless and save? Is your speech profitable to others? Do you talk too much and not give opportunity for others to speak? Do your words build others up or pull them down? Is there any benefit people derive from them? Above all, do our words glorify God? If we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that much of our conversation, prayer, fasting, preaching and teaching is nothing more than empty talk.
Our Lord Jesus Christ has warned against speaking idle words – I mean, words that do not edify or build others up because for every idle word a man speaks, he shall be accountable. In Matthew 12:30-34, we are told that God takes notice of every word we say, even that which we ourselves do not notice. Vain and idle talk is a product of a vain and idle heart; they are unprofitable and not pleasing to God Almighty.
Remember, God has entrusted us with a treasury. The heart is the treasury; the words are the things brought out of the treasury (Matthew 12:35). It is the character of a good man that he has a good treasure in his heart and from there he brings forth good things. Love, kindness, good affection, tenderness, wisdom of utterance, power to counsel and good knowledge are all good treasures hidden in the heart; the law of God has written them there, ready for use as occasion demands.
Good morning! Please take note of this vital message from Prophet T.B. Joshua to all Emmanuel TV viewers and people of God around the world:
“On Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, you have to be in an attitude of prayer – with all your heart. Pray and fast Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. I know you are hearing me all over the world. Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday – promise to be in an attitude of prayer and fasting with all your heart. Pray for these children. Pray for the Chibok girls still in captivity and Leah Sharibu as well. Your prayer – for release. I am carrying the viewers all over the world along. I will join you and lead you – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
“Lift up your voice. Oh Lord, whatever sin they or their families might have committed – we ask for Your mercy. Have mercy on us! We ask for Your mercy – mercy of release. In Jesus Christ’s name!
“This is a commission. The Lord has commissioned you for this job – Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. There is where you will know that God loves you just as He does any of His apostles. Thank you for your promise.” (T.B. Joshua on Sunday 07/04/19 after representatives of the affected communities in Chibok and Dapchi visited The SCOAN to seek Divine intervention)
Please JOIN us in prayer and fasting and SHARE this important message with people of God all over the world. Two believers are better than one – if only they are one (Matthew 18:19)!
What situation are you in now? Is your God able? If He is, is He faithful to fulfil His promises? If He is faithful, are you really faithful to Him? Certainly our God is powerful and faithful to His faithful servants. This means, it is not a one-sided affair. God has a role to play in my salvation, just as I have a role to play. This should be our guiding principle. This is the kind of relationship approved of God.
We are unfaithful to God; that is why it seems as if He is powerless in the face of our mountain. Many people blame God for unfaithfulness when they should blame themselves for not praying according to His will. Unanswered prayers stand between people and their faith. It is always His will to answer prayer. “Call unto Me, and I will answer you…” (Jeremiah 33:3). This is God’s invitation to pray and His promise to answer. God invites you to pray, to ask; He is always ready to answer. When we are faithful, our God is powerful. This means, it is not a one-sided affair. You have a role to play, just as God has a role to play.
“Good morning, my viewers all over the world. I want you to join me in praying against an imminent terrorist attack in the nation of Germany, particularly Thursday and throughout this week. I am saying this because I have seen it three to four times in a vision.
I was supposed to mention this during the last Sunday Service, but I thought it was something I could pray for on my own. However, the vision continues repeating. The Government and people of Germany should be vigilant and guard against this. It is very imminent. We are on our knees praying for the nation and people of Germany.”
Watch what happens when T.B. Joshua encounters a young man possessed by the “spirit of man”
Franklin had no affection whatsoever for his fellow females as sexual nightmares involving other men soon went beyond the night. Scouring Facebook for those with a similar spirit, the young Nigerian began meeting with men around the country – hoping to satisfy his unnatural urges. But he was still void of peace and progress. Finally resolving to visit The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria – one simple touch from Jesus changed EVERYTHING.
MY STAND ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE – TB JOSHUA
“ ‘Judge not, so that you will not be judged’ (Matthew 7:1). We should talk to people to be saved. I mean, we should talk salvation, not condemnation.
“God hates sin, not sinners. When I say, ‘Do not judge so that you will not be judged’, I mean we should hate sin, not the sinner because sinners can change. If you have killed a sinner by judging him, there will be no opportunity for change. Sinners can be delivered. We should hate the act, not the people because our battle is not against flesh and blood but against the ‘spirit beings’ that cause all these acts.”
“The Bible is my standard. If my parents were one, I would not have been given birth to. Those that are asking this question – if your parents were one, you would not have been given birth to. You that are reading – if your parents were one, you would not be reading this today. God bless the reader and the hearer.”
Living in the Word of God in times of trial and temptation will assist you to respond by the Spirit of God instead of complaining, murmuring, lamenting, falling into self-pity, comparing yourself to others, measuring yourself with others and being overwhelmed by your situation.
When anyone approaches me in great emotional havoc and disturbance, I know the Word of God is not dominating their life – because they discuss their battle instead of the One who is fighting for them. Today, we respond to reason instead of the Word of God. If there is anything we have faith in today, it is in man, what man has done – science, works, organisation.
No matter how much we master the Scriptures, without acting on it – I mean, without true obedience to what we read, we still remain spiritual babies. Spiritual babies base their spiritual experience on feelings and emotion because they have not yet learnt to act only on the Spirit of God’s leading. When we obey the Word of God that is spoken by the Holy Spirit, we will grow and mature in times of conflict and suffering.
I meet a lot of people expressing the desire to be Spirit filled and I applaud that desire but I must tell you that you must be grounded in the Word before you are Spirit filled, or else there will be nothing there for the Holy Spirit to remind you of. As the Word dominates your mouth, one day, it will pay off – the Spirit will bring it to your heart.