TALK TO GOD AND LET GOD TALK TO YOU!

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TALK TO GOD AND LET GOD TALK TO YOU

Prayer is a two-way conversation, in which you talk to God and God talks to you. I mean, God listens to you as you pray and replies according to the state of your heart. Remember the Bible says, ‘Blessed are those who are pure in heart.’ This means Christianity lies in the heart. What is the state of your heart? When you read the Bible without offence, you are hearing God talk. Prayer and Bible reading should always go together. One is not complete without the other.

When you hold an offence in your heart, you should not be surprised if the Bible does not have any value to you. This is what the Bible means by: “Blessed are the pure in heart for they shall see God.” (Matthew 5:8) In other words, they shall understand the Word of God in God’s way. Offence has created a wall between us and God. We resist the devil by not becoming offended. You will receive in a moment what you have been seeking for years the moment you let go of your offence!

FAITH IS NOT IMITATION!

Faith is not imitation; it cannot be imitated. It must arise in each person’s heart based on the Word of God. Faith is not imitating someone else’s actions. You cannot expect answer to prayer based on the testimony of others, what other people said or did. God will not meet you because you imitate what someone else did.

God will meet you when you obey what He told you by His Spirit based on His Word. If you take action in obedience to God, you will prosper. Remember Ephesians 3:17 – “…that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith…” It is not only committing the Word to memory which is valuable but it is letting that Word become an integral part of your being. When it becomes an integral part of our being, faith forms.

 

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

 

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

 

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.

A DIVIDED WORLD AND THE WAY-OUT

God is the Owner of the Universe

Despite the dynamic nature of the human race, with innovative science, technology and modern discovering that has enhanced our contemporary civilization, coupled with the inspiring and consistent message of love and exemplary lifestyle of tolerance that Prophet T.B. Joshua’s ministry has continued to show to the world in both words and deeds, our contemporary world still appears to be more divided as ever before.

One would have thought that the 21st-century world would be a world of civility and tolerance. Where the human race would have learned from the past mistakes to accommodate themselves better, irrespective of differences. But this present generations of the so-called refined minds are totally the mirror of the opposite.

It seems there is always something new and controversial that bring division among us. Either by race, tribe, religion, beliefs, political ideology or philosophy. We always find a means to bring strives amongst ourselves. This ugly phenomenon is so heartbreaker that it seems there is no end to it. And the social news media has become a tool to exploit and promote this sharp division amongst us.

Our present world is filled with so much hate and condemnation that one is afraid to preach genuine love. Even one has to carefully count the words that come out of one’s mouth in other not to be misquoted or misrepresented. That is to tell you how controversial our world is right now.

Everyone seems to be right in their own eyes. Either it goes in my own way if not, it is bad and evil. Everyone has become the author of what is good and evil. We make decisions and support actions according to how it suits our greed and enhance our pride. The scripture which is the word of God is no longer the basis of truth. It is now being distorted by many who use it to suit their self-concept.

Even those that have good intentions are made to be seen as evil. Whatever is good is bad as far it is not from the person we like. Our hate has over clouded our sense of reasoning. There is no sense of decency amongst us. It looks as if we all are going back to the age of disorderliness, where there is no rule to the game. Everyone makes the rule for them self, play the game as they feel and also be the one to score them self. Everyone has created his own way of reasoning fact even in the midst of ignorance and delusion.

What is the way forward?

Self-Examination In Conformity With The Scripture Is The beginning to the Answer!

As Prophet T.B. Joshua rightly said, few things are more dangerous than a person with an unexamined life. I think it is time for every player in the world’s affair to examine themselves and ask themselves, at what ends is their words and actions to a better and righteous world. Where the advocate of peace, unity and tolerance will become the umpire of our modern civilization.

Irrespective of your political ideology wealthier, Democrat, Republican, Labour, Communist, left or right. We all should come together in one accord to pray for our leaders and nations. Including, those we are not in agreement with, they all need our prayers.

Satan seems to be gaining momentum in our respective nations today because we have deviated from our God-given values and instead embrace things that are contrary to God’s purpose for our nations.

This is why the ministry of T.B. Joshua, has continued to enlighten the world on the need to refocus their energy towards the real enemy that is responsible for the killings, stealing and destruction that is taken place in our today world.

Satan is our sole enemy. Let us come together as children of One Supreme God in the unity of purpose to fight against our collective enemy. If not, we will keep on wasting our time and energy fighting each other and making the world more uninhabitable for ourselves and generations to come. MAY GOD HEAL OUR WORLD AND MAY HIS PEACE NEVER DEPART FROM US ALL…AMEN!

BUILD GOD’S CHARACTER

Jesus knows there will be times fear will overwhelm us – the fear of loss, failure, false accusations, sickness and disease, today’s politics. Fear changes our focus. Fear is a more deceptive enemy than satan. Fear stops us from admitting our guilt. Not even your natural gifts, talent, education can help you to overcome fear.

The only way to overcome such fear is to build God’s character in your life. If you want to become God’s person, you must follow His process. For me, I meditate on the Word of God day and night and whatever I do prospers. No matter how unsteady your life appears to be, meditate on the Word of God day and night and whatever you do will prosper.

Your consistency in prayer and faithfulness is the way out. Please, constantly pray in your heart; pray without ceasing – in hymns, spiritual songs and making melodies in your heart to the Lord. A break in prayer would mean a break in faith and a break in faith is a break with God.

Remember, your enemy loses no time in plotting against you, so you should lose no time in committing yourself to God in prayer.