Exodus 14:13 – “Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again. The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
When Moses said, “Don’t be afraid”, he equally meant to say, “Overcome your fear” for fear is a thief of faith and hope. When our troubles seem unyielding to our prayers, it is in our own interest to get above our fear by leaving it to God. Don’t think of saving yourself by fighting a natural battle! ‘Be still’, means, ‘be calm, confident and determined’. God does not need our effort or assistance to carry out His promises of deliverance.
God revealed to Moses what He would do in the circumstances and he believed. Moses was saying to the people, ‘Don’t waver in your faith; be steadfast and be still – have peace of heart, have confidence in the God you believe in. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again; the trouble you see today you will never see again’ (Exodus 14:13). Their enemies were frustrated and immediately they surrendered.
PRAYER POINTS: ➡️ Lord, let my enemy see Your finger in my life, get frustrated and surrender because You have set a table before me in the presence of my enemy. ➡️ What is your problem? Ask God to give you the grace to always cast your burdens upon Him as Moses did in his encounter with the Egyptian army at the Red Sea. ➡️ Lord, in my encounter with the evil forces, teach me the way I should go as You did the Israelites at the Red Sea. ➡️ Instruct me the way I should go as You did Moses in his encounter. ➡️ Save me from the wicked plans of my adversaries as You did Daniel in the lions’ den. ➡️ Deliver me from every generational curse as You did Jabez. ➡️ Lord, give me power to face all the challenges of the enemy, in the name of Jesus. ➡️ I loose myself from the bondage of fear, in Jesus’ name!
Today, we are no longer conscious of our sin. That is why we come to Jesus with our petition and complaints without any regard for His purity. Jesus knows who we were, who we are and who we shall be. In other words, Jesus knows our past, present and future. Peter was conscious of his sin. That was why he asked Jesus to depart from him, knowing that the purity of Jesus might not tolerate his sinful nature. Many of us would not come to church today if we had not been made sensible by the vicissitudes of life, the ups and downs of life. I mean, you have exhausted all the advantages you felt you had in the world and now you are so tired and sick of the world, that is why you are now ready to embrace the superior order of Christ. Remember, in Christ’s new order there is peace, not as the world gives; there is blessing, not as the world gives; there is deliverance, not as the world gives and there is healing, not as the world gives (John 14:27).
Life is too short to waste time on things that have no lasting significance or value. If we know that our time is limited – I mean, everyone has a beginning and an end – we should make the most of life. By putting your trust in Christ, knowing that only He can give lasting value to our lives, as we look ahead to a new day we can say with the Psalmist, ‘My hope is in You.’ God alone can deliver us from a life of meaningless activities.
If we have faith in God, we should not just believe in Him when we encounter extraordinary events and face impossible tasks or absolute perils. Not only should we know God as our sovereign, supreme Lord but we should know Him like children know their fathers. We are constantly under His care and protection. The powers of the Heavens are behind us and backing us up so that in all things we can overcome through the Divine power.
We speak about faith and say man ought to have faith in God but how should one have faith? We have faith in God through the daily things around us. What is faith? Faith is a heart that believes in God through ordinary circumstances. If we examine our daily lives, we will find out how much faith we have. Empty profession of faith will not help us at all. Faith is manifested in the small things in our daily lives. The Bible is full of promises for every matter. As long as we have faith, God will work for us.
“Many today have ignorantly changed the course of events in their lives without finding out what God says about it. Why? Because they are afraid of the pain and suffering they would go through in the course of their trials. God sometimes uses disappointment to achieve His purpose in our lives. Consider the case of Peter at the seaside after the fruitless effort all night. Imagine the disappointment that could have been written all over his face as he washed his empty net by the riverside. Little would he have known that his failure to catch fish that night was meant to preserve him for a new level in life. Were he to catch fish early enough, he would have gone home earlier, thus missing the Saviour who would change the course of his life forever (Luke 5:1-11).
“From my personal experience for instance, many things I went through eventually turned out to be necessary conditions for the grace of God in my life today. Which area will I mention? Is it my circumstance of birth, parentage, education, lean finances? All these were sufficient to make any other person seek shortcuts in order to change the course of events. Assuming I allowed my situation to dictate my direction, I would have been tempted to seek a shortcut and thus change the divine plan in my life. From what you see in my life today, certainly there was an unseen hand directing the affairs of my life, then and now.”
“At least 50% of us here are a good example of what I am talking about. Some years ago, your impression about T.B. Joshua was so bad. Many of you were asked to pray against me in different meetings. But I refused to pray against you – because I knew you were coming here one day. While you were asking God to loose and bind me, I kept quiet because I knew you were coming. You are welcome! Let’s assume while you were binding and loosing me, I stood here to bind and loose you. If you cannot bind me, I would have bound you. If you cannot loose me, I would have loosed you. You took a stone and threw it at me. Instead of me take it and throw it back, I kept the stone – because I knew you were coming back here.
“Today, we destroy relationships beyond repair. But when you know that the person who is bad now can be the best tomorrow, you will take precaution. Someone who is satan to you today can be your savior tomorrow. That is life. Somebody who is after your life today – who wants to kill you – you will be very surprised that tomorrow, he may become your saviour. I don’t destroy relationships beyond repair. If I have you as a friend, no matter what you have done to me, I will make sure I will not destroy relationship beyond repair – because I know tomorrow, you may be my saviour.
“Today, you destroy relationships beyond repair because of challenges and conflict. You have been destroying your relationships with people beyond repair because of conflict, trouble and challenges. You can fight but be conscious that the person you are fighting may be your saviour tomorrow. Don’t destroy that relationship beyond repair.
“That is the life I live. When I know the argument is too hot, I am quiet – because I don’t want to destroy a relationship beyond repair. People say, ‘That man will not talk.’ That is my slogan. The reason is that I don’t want to destroy a relationship beyond repair because the man I am fighting may be my saviour tomorrow. It is better I choose the side of silence. If I remain silent, you don’t know what is in my mind. The man that is fighting me may be my savior tomorrow – tomorrow is a mystery.” – Sunday 30th April 2017
“Ask God to give you strength so that you will not give up. When you are in the midst of a battle, you are building yourself. It’s good. Where you are not celebrated, where you are being persecuted, where they are after you – it is the best place for you to live. All of this will build you. Gold cannot be gold unless it passes through a furnace. Human character too needs to pass through the furnace. That is why I decided to stay where I am not celebrated here in Nigeria. I stayed here to build the grace of God. When the grace of God is in the midst of challenges, it gets stronger.
“The same thing with your marriage – if your marriage is having challenges, don’t give up. Ask God. Don’t let challenges cause you to quit; let God. In your business, marriage and relationships – challenges should not cause you to quit. If you allow challenges to make you quit, you are running from strength and more grace. Don’t let challenges quit you but God. God should say you should leave, not challenges. Challenges are a grace to strengthen and equip you more.
“When you are in the midst of challenges, ask God whether you should quit or not. No matter what they say about your wife or husband, don’t let it cause you to quit your marriage. If they say your business partner is dishonest or a duper, don’t let that quit your business. But today, you quit your business, relationships and everything you do because of challenges. You quit your village because of witches and wizards. You divorce because of challenges. Everywhere are challenges. You should see challenges as a blessing in this regard, not an enemy. See challenges as a blessing, not an enemy. See me. I refuse to quit because of challenges; my challenges turn to blessings!
“Viewers all over the world, take this. Don’t quit your marriage because of challenges. Whatever they say about your wife or husband – don’t quit your marriage. Ask God. In every situation, God has something to say. If you ask God, He will tell you what to do. Sometimes, these challenges are blessings to strengthen marriage and relationships. If you see a great marriage today, ask them and they will tell you how many times great challenges came. They refuse to quit. Today, they are role-models. Ask them what they have gone through and they will tell you a story that you could not bear, a story that divorced your marriage or separated you from your relationship – yet they stood together.” – Sunday 30th April 2017
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You are what you are because of your weakness. It is an entrance to satan. Let us close that door. The Bible says that no one can keep every commandment but as we strive to, we grow. We grow everyday as we block our weaknesses.
Your character is God in you. If you don’t want satan to enslave you, work on your character. As from today, don’t say, “God, bless me”, “God, save me from the situation I am in” – pray against your weakness.
Go straight to pray against your weakness because satan uses our weakness to enter us. If you close that place, no more satan. Your situation is not your enemy; your weakness is your enemy. Whatever situation you are in is not your enemy because it makes you to see the need of God. Therefore, when weakness strikes, draw closer to God; don’t run from God because of weakness.
In our struggle against weakness, remember that we are not perfect but we can strive towards perfection because we have perfection by our side – Jesus Christ (Matthew 5:48).
John 4:24, “God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.”
According to the Scriptures, Jesus is the truth, the reality. There is no reality outside Him. Everything else is merely chasing shadows (Colossians 2:17).At some point in our lives, we hunger for meaning in our lives and thirst to find the truth. If you have not experienced the truth, there would be a sense of dissatisfaction in your life. If you have not encountered God, you do not know the truth – what life is all about and what happens when this life is over. Let us live in the truth. All the fruit of the Spirit are equal to truth (Ephesians 5:9). If you miss one, you miss all. If your relationship with God is not in spirit, it is not in truth and so it is all nothing because God is Spirit and those who worship Him must do so in Spirit and in truth. Freedom from sickness, disease, afflictions and pain come from knowing the truth. Stop fighting the truth because the truth never loses the battle. Only the truth can see you through the daily battle with the senses.
PRAYER: Lord Jesus, may we know Your Truth and may the Truth set us free in reality, in Jesus’ name.
Trouble comes not always because we have taken any wrong step but because we live in a complex and contradictory world. When you cannot seem to get above your situation, it is in your best interest to get above your fears. Use your faith to put a demand. Faith does not ask for possible things, it demands the impossible. Faith is in one sense a divine gift and in another sense a human act. You have a part to play just as God has a part to play. It is not our mere wishful thinking that brings our ambition to pass but a rightful focus. It takes focused action, personal discipline and a lot of effort every day to make things happen. Avoid the trap of fear which increases the size of your enemy mentally. When you confess what you see, you are thus magnifying the problem above your Heavenly Father. If you doubt God’s Word, you doubt God because you believe in something contrary to that Word. God is greater than all. There is no need He cannot meet. Man’s condition does not change God’s position. God still is who He says He is; just give Him a chance to prove it.
Zechariah 8:6, “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: All this may seem impossible to you now, a small remnant of God’s people. But is it impossible for me? says the Lord of Heaven’s Armies.”
People of God, have your circumstances ever pressed you to doubt God’s promises? Have you ever been tempted to ask, “Does God hear me? Does God love me? If God loves me, why do I have all these challenges?”
The lives of believers in both the old and new testaments testify that being faithful to God does not eliminate adversity. That you are a Christian, a pastor, an evangelist does not mean you will not be exposed to things that are not consistent with God’s Word. There will be a time to laugh, a time to cry, a time for war and a time for peace, a time to face temptation and a time to overcome. What time are you in? It is necessary for your forward movement in Christ.
In Romans 5:3-5, the apostle tells us, “…we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance and perseverance, character and character, hope. now hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us”.
There can be no victory without a battle. There can be no harvest without planting. There can be no resurrection without a death. Remember, when times are stable and the sea is calm and secure, no one is really tested. Pass your test and move on, in Jesus’ name!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, grant me grace in accepting adversity and enduring every pain so that I may learn what I should know, my grief to turn to gain.
In Mark 11:22, Jesus did not say, ‘If you encounter a situation or problem, pray it might be removed or it might be cast out.’ He said, “Have faith in God and then shout aloud to the mountain, ‘Be removed!’”
Today, we pray but lack the necessary faith to release the belief in our heart. If you are praying and the prayer does not spring from faith, you are wasting your time – you are making noise; you are talking to the air. You will hear yourself and people around you will hear you but God will not hear you, if it does not spring from faith.
Faith requires us to speak the Word before we have it, before we receive it or we see them. One is rewarded when one talks in faith. One is healed when one talks in faith. One is blessed when one talks in faith. One is delivered when one talks in faith. Faith counts in whatever you do. Speak faith and receive your reward today, in Jesus’ name.
PRAYER: Open my heart and mouth to Your Spirit, Your Word and Your faith, in Jesus’ name!
1 Chronicles 29:11-12, “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendour, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, O LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all.”
If anyone is great among men, it is God’s hand that made them so. The best man in the world can only maintain his integrity as long as God upholds him in it. God has ordered all so that the whole should appear to be of grace. We should acknowledge God in all spiritual things – every good thought, word and purpose to His grace from whom we received it. The most important thing about Christianity is not what we do or receive from God but the relationship we maintain with Him and the atmosphere produced by that relationship. Riches and glory come from God.
PRAYER: Father, God, we acknowledge You as our only Saviour, Healer, Deliverer, Comforter, Rescuer and Redeemer. Do it again and again and again in our lives, in Jesus’ name.
Luke 22:31-32, “And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
The miracle Peter received actually commanded his faith, humility and self-denial. First he thought himself unworthy of Christ’s presence, let alone being so honoured. When we humble ourselves for Christ’s sake, He would exalt us in His own time and season.
Jesus would not have had anything to do with Peter had Peter not been made sensible by the vicissitudes of life. He was so tired and sick of the world that he was ready to embrace the superior order of Christ. In Christ’s new order, there is peace, not as the world gives.
Jesus knew that the troubles in this world could rob his followers of peace and thus cause their faith to fail. So, He specifically supported Peter with prayer. Certainly he would fall but with Jesus supporting his position, he was soon to overcome and bounce back in his faith. Time healed all the injuries his faith had suffered under pressure.
PRAYER: By faith, hear Jesus saying unto you in the midst of your trial, “I pray your faith will not fail”, in Jesus Christ’s name.
One of the greatest gifts God has given us is the freedom to make decisions. We are free moral agents with the mind and ability to choose between right and wrong. We can choose to walk away from wrong opportunities; we can also choose to embrace them. Remember, you can blame circumstances or conditions beyond your control but ultimately, you are responsible for what you give your attention to. All of us who have fallen made a decision. All of us who have not fallen faced similar temptations but made a different decision.
If you rely on the strength that comes from Jesus Christ, He will not allow the enemy of your soul to give you more than you can take (1 Corinthians 10:13). You can choose to let the One who created you help you with all that you do by building your relationship with Him. When you have a relationship with Jesus Christ, you change and become a man who is directed by your Heavenly Father, not by the influence from others (John 1:12-13).
PRAYER: In the moment of decision, ask God for the inner grace to choose as Christ would have chosen.
Prophet TB Joshua is subjected to obstinate barrage of attacks originated by his antagonists and cynics, the question is: What has he done wrong? TB Joshua has consistently thrived in the midst of his critics. Prophet TB Joshua, has the gift of accurate prophetic declaration, healing, deliverance and preaching of the Gospel that has stunned the world at large with series of prophetic messages that have turned out to be true and confirmed by the recipients.
It surprising that it hated so much that both those who knows him and those who don’t are always to kill him if I may use the word. Think of a world conquering individual and you will sure see traces of the acts of propaganda, name-calling, smear campaign, slanderous campaign, and the likes, thrown at them by their opposition and detractors.
Below is one of such strong words used against TB Joshua……….
The white man is no longer our enemy, men like you TB Joshua are the true enemies of the black race. You are accountable for keeping black people in chains when God released us from Egypt centuries ago. You train men like Walter Magaya to cause maximum damage to black people, and you do all this in the name of God.
How can this be? when Prophet TB Joshua stands to defend all! When God’s servants speak forth, the wise listen Deuteronomy 18:22 in today’s generation without faith and hope, the need for God’s opinion is greater than ever. We thank God that He is using Prophet T.B. Joshua as a mouthpiece to the world to prophesy concerning nations and the world at large, with the ensuing events in the coming weeks directly confirming their accuracy.
We have over 15, 0000 GB (15TB) of emmanuel.tv services from when the service starts on Sunday morning till the end of the service and every other service days for the past eight and half years. Presently we are arranging to host all according to dates on our own server. The purpose of this is to point the critics to them to check for when a particular prophecy is given and how TB Joshua sometimes repeats them before it comes to pass as there are there are websites meticulously setup to slander anything that has to do with TB Joshua
We shall be revealing more among many of those extraordinary things that are taking place in the ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua below:
Please let’s be mindful of what we say about Prophet TB Joshua
Take time out to examine your life this morning. Are you walking with the Lord? If you are walking with the Lord, you would not be overwhelmed by your present situation, whatever it may be. If you are walking with the Lord, no obstacle will change your direction or your position. Many of us, when we set our mind on achieving certain things, when an obstacle comes, we think the end has come, whereas, God is still saying something which we may not understand because of our inability to see beyond that obstacle. Look beyond; don’t be stopped. Keep moving forward, pressing on in your Christian service. Refuse to accept defeat, even in the face of negative sense evidence. Let your aim, focus and desire be on your destination. You are walking with the Lord; you are not used to tears, defeat, failure or doubt. You are walking with the Lord; therefore there is strength in your weakness because God chooses to manifest His strength in your weakness. You are walking with the Lord. Trouble may last for a moment but joy comes in the morning (Psalm 30:5; John 16:21).
“We glory in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance, perseverance produces character and character, hope.” Romans 5:3-4
That you face challenges does not mean you are not a friend of God. David never questioned why a giant challenged his future – he simply ran to represent God on the battlefield. That you find yourself between a rock and a hard place does not mean you are not a candidate of Heaven. Stephen never questioned why stones were being hurled – he stood and resembled God in all He stands for. That you face an enemy as close as your mouth does not mean you are not a favourite of Heaven. Job never fainted when a wind pulled down his home – he continued to think, talk, act, plan, work and rule with God.
Every man that walks by faith will have testing. Those afflictions or whatever you call them are for our spiritual benefit so we will learn to pray the more, trust God the more, depend on God the more, have faith in God the more. As Romans 5:3-4 says, we glory in our tribulations, knowing that we become who we are, discover what we know and receive strength of character through testing. Take courage: you are called by the Most High God – soldier on!
Prayer: Oh Holy Spirit, give me the grace to be strong, active and alert in this realm of prayer service, in Jesus’ name.
EPHESIANS 6:10 – “Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might.”
Life is a warfare, this is the battle of the ages. Remember, it is not a playground or a bonding meeting, it is a battlefield where only the serious-minded are victorious. Who are we fighting? We are not fighting flesh and blood but the evil spirits that cause tension and pressure in our lives. The best way to fight satan is to completely ignore his existence. What he wants more than anything is for you to be recognizing him all the time. When you are under attack, when you are sensing demonic influence in your everyday life, begin to pray harder and intensify your meditation. The greatest embarrassment you can give to satan is to ignore his existence.
When you ignore him, he will continue to make noise but keep in mind, he is under your foot because you with God are more than majority. In Luke 10:19, we understand that all authority in Heaven and on earth has been given to us as His children. When you step into the believer’s authority, you can boldly tell the enemy to get behind you because you have the name of Jesus Christ at your command.
Today, whatever situation you experience, remember that satan will try to disorganize you but choose not to give him any attention. When he reminds you of your past, just remind him of his future. Jesus is Lord!
Prayer: God, manifest your strength in my weakness. I am not strong but I have Strength by my side. Take more of me and give me more of You, Lord.
God has given everyone plenty of evidence to believe in Him. Doubt comes when you fail to stop long enough to observe all the evidence. Whenever 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, that He will never fail you, nor abandon you and that your situation is not like others’ but for the glory of God. When you count your blessings, your doubts will fly away.
Be patient; let God answer your question on His schedule, not yours (Ecclesiastes 3:1). Don’t throw away your faith just because God does not resolve your doubt immediately. When you are wrestling with doubt, keep attending church and stay close to other Christians. Resist the temptation to isolate yourself because doubt feeds on loneliness. As you move closer to God, you will find the strength to trust Him and your faith will grow even stronger.
We want to reap a booming harvest. Did we plant a booming seed? We want to receive prosperity. Did we plant seeds of prosperity? We want to reap peace. Did we plant the seeds of peace? What you will become tomorrow is determined by the choices you make today. One of the greatest gifts God has given us is the freedom and opportunity to choose from many alternatives that surround us and make decisions – a life full of choices. The choices you make determines who you are before God.
We can choose to walk away from or embrace wrong opportunities. All of us who have fallen made a decision. All of us who have not fallen faced similar temptations but made a different decision.
It is not too late to do the good we can to change the bad we have planted. All of us have made decisions we regret and all of us can be forgiven and start over. Yesterday is history, today is opportunity and tomorrow is mystery. Enforce God’s law in your heart – God will back you. Love and be loved. Show kindness and receive kindness. Show mercy and receive mercy. Plant and reap more of what you have planted.
PRAYER: Act in me, O Holy Spirit, that I may keep my promises and resolutions. Strengthen me, O Holy Spirit, to defend all I promised. Guide me, O Holy Spirit, that I may do what is right at all times in Your sight, in Jesus’ name.