HE LED CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE

HE LED CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE

HE LED CAPTIVITY CAPTIVE AND GAVE GIFTS TO MEN

The context of Ephesians 4:8 lies in the passage of Ephesians 4:1-16. Paul was speaking of the unity of the body of Christ which should inform the spiritual conduct of every believer. He declares that there is one Lord, one Faith, one baptism and by this he meant that believers are eternally united in Christ who purchased them with his shed blood.

He also recognizes that God has given each believer special gifts by which to minister to the body of Christ. These gifts and offices are set out in Ephesians 4:10-12 and the purpose of these gifts is clearly outlined in “Ephesians 4:12-13 where he teaches that these gifts and offices are “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: 13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ”

To understand Jesus “led captivity captive and gave gifts to men, we need to appreciate that Paul is foremost describing the death and resurrection of Christ by which he descended to lowest parts of the earth (place of the dead) and on the third day, He rose again with Power and in Glory. 1 Corinthians 15:4 says of Christ “He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures”

There is divided opinion on the meaning of the first part of Ephesians 4:8 regarding Christ having “led captivity captive”. Some theologians believe that the statement is symbolic of Christ’s victory over death in the same way that a triumphant ancient king led captives as he celebrated his victory. Matthew Henry Commentary observes concerning this verse: “As great conquerors, when they rode in their triumphal chariots, used to be attended with the most illustrious of their captives led in chains, and were wont to scatter their largess-es and bounty among the soldiers and other spectators of their triumphs, so Christ, when He ascended into heaven, as a triumphant conqueror, led captivity captive, He gave gifts to His followers”

Other Bible scholars view Paul’s statement here as a foreshadow of the triumph that Christ would make of His divine enemies when He comes to earth to conquer them and reign as Eternal King (Hebrews 1:13; 10:12-13). While this is futuristically true of Christ, the passage context favors the first interpretation because the passage clearly alludes to Christ’s death on the cross and His resurrection on the third day. We can therefore deduce that Jesus snatched spiritual captives from Satan (cf. Matthew 27:52-53) and conquered Death and Hell (1 Corinthians 15:55) and empowered His Church to eternal victory.

Besides, Christ gave the church (believers in Him) gifts on His ascension when He sent the Holy Spirit to take His place as the Superintendent of His Church on earth.
Ordinary men like Peter were henceforth empowered by the Holy Spirit to minister for Christ so that the Church moved into all ages, resounding with the power of the Holy Spirit of God. Notice that Peter preached the first sermon under the influence of the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost and as scripture affirms “…the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. (Acts 2:41)” Many other signs and wonders were performed by the apostles confirming that the Power of the Kingdom of God was now resident with men (Daniel 5:21b).

By taking captivity captive, Christ clearly demonstrated that henceforth “… the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not” (John 1:5) and that Kingdom of God shall advance against the kingdom of darkness “and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Matthew 16:18). This is the true Kingdom Power that Paul contemplated as he penned the letter to the Ephesians. The Church as Christ’s Kingdom agent on earth will conquer and break the strongholds of satan by the Power of the Risen Christ.

 So, every child of God received something from the Lord, take time to discover what you have been given to fulfill His purpose on earth. Colossians 4:17 says, “And say to Archippus (insert your name), “Take heed to the ministry which you have received in the Lord, that you may fulfill it.”

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PROSPERITY GOSPEL

PROSPERITY GOSPEL

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In the prosperity gospel, also known as the “Word of Faith Movement,” the believer is told to use God, whereas the truth of biblical Christianity is just the opposite—God uses the believer. Prosperity theology sees the Holy Spirit as a power to be put to use for whatever the believer wills. The Bible teaches that the Holy Spirit is a Person who enables the believer to do God’s will. The prosperity gospel movement closely resembles some of the destructive greed sects that infiltrated the early church. Paul and the other apostles were not accommodating to or conciliatory with the false teachers who propagated such heresy. They identified them as dangerous false teachers and urged Christians to avoid them.

Paul warned Timothy about such men in 1 Timothy 6:5, 9-11. These men of “corrupt mind” supposed godliness was a means of gain and their desire for riches was a trap that brought them “into ruin and destruction” (v. 9). The pursuit of wealth is a dangerous path for Christians and one which God warns about: “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs” (v. 10). If riches were a reasonable goal for the godly, Jesus would have pursued it. But He did not, preferring instead to have no place to lay His head (Matthew 8:20) and teaching His disciples to do the same. It should also be remembered that the only disciple concerned with wealth was Judas.

Paul said covetousness is idolatry (Ephesians 5:5) and instructed the Ephesians to avoid anyone who brought a message of immorality or covetousness (Ephesians 5:6-7). Prosperity teaching prohibits God from working on His own, meaning that God is not Lord of all because He cannot work until we release Him to do so. Faith, according to the Word of Faith doctrine, is not submissive trust in God; faith is a formula by which we manipulate the spiritual laws that prosperity teachers believe govern the universe. As the name “Word of Faith” implies, this movement teaches that faith is a matter of what we say more than whom we trust or what truths we embrace and affirm in our hearts.

A favorite term of prosperity gospel teachers is “positive confession.” This refers to the teaching that words themselves have creative power. What you say, prosperity teachers claim, determines everything that happens to you. Your confessions, especially the favors you demand of God, must all be stated positively and without wavering. Then God is required to answer (as though man could require anything of God!). Thus, God’s ability to bless us supposedly hangs on our faith. James 4:13-16 clearly contradicts this teaching: “Now listen, you who say, ‘Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.’ Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes.” Far from speaking things into existence in the future, we do not even know what tomorrow will bring or even whether we will be alive.

Instead of stressing the importance of wealth, the Bible warns against pursuing it. Believers, especially leaders in the church (1 Timothy 3:3), are to be free from the love of money (Hebrews 13:5). The love of money leads to all kinds of evil (1 Timothy 6:10). Jesus warned, “Watch out! Be on your guard against all kinds of greed; a man’s life does not consist in the abundance of his possessions” (Luke 12:15). In sharp contrast to the prosperity gospel emphasis on gaining money and possessions in this life, Jesus said, “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal” (Matthew 6:19). The irreconcilable contradictions between prosperity teaching and the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ is best summed up in the words of Jesus in Matthew 6:24, “You cannot serve both God and money.”

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4 YEARS ON… When Will The SCOAN Victims Get Justice?

4 YEARS ON… When Will The SCOAN Victims Get Justice?

4 YEARS ON… When Will The SCOAN Victims Get Justice?

ABDUL- FATAI BALOGUN ALIAS T.B. JOSHUA BELIEVE WE HAD FORGOTTEN

 

TRIBUTE: 

Exactly 3 month after Fatai Balogun alias T.B. Joshua celebrated his birthday on 12th of June, 2014, 4 years ago today, over 115 gullible, vulnerable and naive people from different countries and other undocumented Nigerians who visited The  Synagogue ‘Church’ of all Nations, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria in desperate need of succour, healing and encounter with God died violently when a building suddenly collapsed completely to the ground on top of them. Countless others got life changing injuries, some can never use their legs to walk again after the gruesome experience and others can never use their arms to embrace their loved ones again. Though, that incident was not new in the demonic Synagogue of T.B. Joshua, insiders in the Synagogue know very much how occasional incident like this had taken lives of people in gruesome manner, but the 12th September, 2014 incident could not be covered up like others, and it has entered into the record of Wilkipedia for generations unborn to read and be wiser. If any of the victims were member of your household or your family breadwinner, what would you do?

INQUIRY

After much denial, in July 2015, the coroner released his report – proving that the building that collapsed was inevitable due to a litany of serious structural failings, for example:

1) Inadequate beams of 750mm by 225mm (should have been 900mm by 300mm)

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2) Inadequately reinforced columns (should have been reinforced with 12 x Y25 bars or 20 x Y20mm bars. Instead they used 10 x Y20 bars (as seen in the video released by SCOAN).
3) Inadequate bearing pressure for the central column due to the 2m x 2m x 0.9m foundations.

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Unbraced Structure with intention to kill People

4) Failure to introduce rigid zones for bracing the structure and did not design the frames as an unbraced structure.
5) Failure to provide movement joints that could have absorbed any movement due to creep, contraction, expansion and differential settlement etc..
6) 8 out of the 12 main beams of the structure failed because they were undersized, under-reinforced (both in tension and shear), the tension bars were poorly anchored to the column supports and 8 x Y20 was used instead of 14 x Y20.
7) The ground floor columns were slender and readily gave in to buckling.
The coroner Oyetade Komolafe ruled that SCOAN were criminally negligent, and should be investigated and prosecuted, “The ‘church’ was culpable because of criminal negligence resulting in the death of the victims” (Source: BBC).

In April 2016, after many attempts by SCOAN to disrupt or stall the court proceedings, charges were finally read. The charges are “failure to obtain building approval contrary to Section 75 of the Urban and Regional Planning Law of Lagos State 2010 and involuntary manslaughter causing death contrary to Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011“. In June 2016, the trial started, but after a couple of days it went silent without conclusion. SCOAN have not been cleared of the charges, but nor have they been found guilty – the whole case has gone silent.

Where is the justice for the many families who have lost loved ones, or those whose lives will never be the same again due to their horrific injuries? We belief Lagos State Government can do better than this – by showing authority, exhibiting passion to defend the defenseless, and bring this case to a tangible conclusion. Even if you are a SCOAN supporter, surely you can agree with us that it is not in SCOAN’s favor to have this unconcluded criminal investigation over their head? Reports show that visitors to SCOAN has reduced by up to 90%. Either SCOAN is guilty and should face the consequences of their lethal actions, or they should have their name cleared. This limbo situation is in nobodies favor (except SCOAN, if they know they are guilty).

DECEPTION OF THE AGE
 What more could prove that this charlatan, con-artist called T.B. Joshua has become an embarrassment to Nigeria, and he is a dangerous false prophet than him not been able to see the collapse of his own building which killed over 115 gullible foreigners. He is always very quick to put out over edited videos and Photoshop pictures, purporting to have predicted many disaster happening around the world to look relevant, but right in his compound he could not predict to avert those that add up to the number of people that perished in his own house. You will see that T.B. Joshua is a psychopath with zero empathy for the victims of tragedies as he releases fulfillment of false videos to corroborates lies with edited videos.

I AM A WITNESS

Now, read this: This is neither an allegation, nor speculation. As someone who once lived in the Synagogue for over a decade, and worked in various departments in leadership capacity closely to the direct source (T.B. Joshua), I know some deeper things about T. B. Joshua and his Synagogue. There are two major reasons that points to the collapsed of the Synagogue, I can not be wrong on both ways.

  • 1. Fatai Balogun alias T.B. Joshua, a con-artist, occult grand-master, Islamic Mualim used the people for spiritual sacrifice with the aim to gain more devilish power in the evil realm. He has been doing it before now where people mysteriously dies in the Synagogue; workers die, members die, his ‘disciples’ dies and they are smuggled out of the Synagogue to be buried secretly, but the incident of 12th September, 2014 was too huge to be covered by T. B. Joshua and his agents. Since the time I left the Synagogue in February 8th, 2008, for over 6 years later to 2014, Joshua had not been able to travel outside the shores of Nigeria for his usual scam crusades; but shortly after the collapsed, T. B. Joshua went to Mexico to display falsehood, this is not side talk, anyone can check the record on Google.
    Never in the history of the Church of the living God has the Children of God suffer such disaster in the hands of a satanic agent like T.B. Joshua. The more reason people should know their Creator and serve Him devotedly without running to any prayer arrangers, especially places like the Synagogue ‘church’. The Synagogue is not a Church of Jesus Christ, and T.B. Joshua is not a Christian. You can never tell when T.B. Joshua’s demons wants to strike to drink Blood and unleash mayhem on the innocents. No one knows the days they are thirsty for human blood, it can be in the least expected time even aside animal sacrifices which T.B. Joshua carried out periodically to share for people to eat, I have witnessed how people died suddenly and their deaths were covered up in terrifying secrecy inside the Synagogue. We are not here to magnify satan, but it is an open secret in the Synagogue that T.B. Joshua has demons, disembodied spirits at his beck and call, which he sends on errands to affects and wreck havocs in the lives of those who are not standing firm in the Lord. Our Lord said if it were possible, even the very elect, satan want to pluck them MATTHEW 24:24.  We should know that life is a battle-ground, we shall all engage in one battle or another. In this battle of life, some shall be devoured, and there are some that cannot be devoured. DANIEL 11:32-33 says, “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. 33And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.” I appeal to the people of God to stop living carelessly in carnality, the food of satan is dust, if you don’t live in the Spirit, you may become food for satan. Anyone who lives in the flesh (dust) is a candidate to be devoured by the devil and its agents 1PETER 5:8. God does not shift base; we are the ones that experiences God in dimensions, this is the reason the Scripture enjoins us to “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” JAMES 4:8.

Now, Joshua has done his evil work, the dead are gone and he belief that the whole noise of prosecuting him by the government of Nigeria would soon die down. He always boosts that whenever things of this nature happens to him, it is for a higher height and promotion. The question is: must T.B. Joshua continue to kill for more evil power at the detriment of the innocents? We pray that this will not continue; every individual who thinks they are untouchable even in the extreme instances of causing pain, calamity, and so many deaths shall face reprisal from God. T.B. Joshua belongs to different occult society with some top Nigerian government officials who returns favor to each other in time of trouble, but God will expose you all.

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  • 2. I know how T.B. Joshua reasons in regards to building structures in the Synagogue. T.B. Joshua is a desperado who is trying to buy as much land that is adjacent to the Synagogue area because in figment of his mind, he want to overrun  churches like The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and the Living Faith Church. So he use people to front for him to buy various lands around the Synagogue environs, because the land owners would not sell their properties directly to him because they know who he truly is, and after buying such land through agents, he will quickly build ramshackle structures on them in the name of expansion without government approval or building expert. These can be corroborated by some ‘ex disciples’ who have gained their sanity back after leaving the dungeon called the Synagogue. People like Paul Agomoh, Linda, Kazeem, Lola, Bisola (myself), Ogra, Falusi, Baba Amala and many other people that I cannot remember their names now are the ‘Job men’ which T.B. Joshua would use to supervise laborers. The people aforementioned know nothing about building constructions. I was a banker before I got to the Synagogue, Baba Amala was a printer, Linda was a beautician, Ogra was an artist, Lola was a teacher, Paul was into Publishing/song writing, and others as well were into various trades, but we were converted to builders without any fundamental training.  (Excerpts from ‘THE T.B. JOSHUA I KNOW…Deception Of The Age Unmasked’)

We need to keep the families of the departed in our prayers to be strong, and continue to use this sad occurrence as deterrents to others who are in habits of looking for spiritual arrangers and false prophets. What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. Let’s share this until it get to the attention of relevant authorities.

May the dead rest in peace!

 

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CHRISTIANITY ENDANGERED BY PIMPS

CHRISTIANITY ENDANGERED BY PIMPS

(Culled from the Book “THE T.B. JOSHUA I KNOW”)

In the first introduction of the Church, the Scripture made us to understand that The Lord Jesus Christ did not took stripes on His back, wore a Crown of Thorns on His head, got His side pierced and died on the Cross for what many professed Church goers are seeking for today; rather The Son of God died on the Cross to liberate man from the power of Sin.

ACTS 2:37-39 “When they heard this, they were stung in the heart and said to Peter and to the rest of the Apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” 38Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. 39For the promise is to you, and to your children, and to all who are far away, as many as the Lord our God will call.”

This simply means, Man’s problem is not about the expensive clothes he has or does not have in his closet, not the kind of car he drives or the house he lives in, man’s problem is Sin, and he need a Saviour and that Saviour is Jesus Christ. When there is no reaffirmation of the transaction Jesus Christ did on Calvary in our Churches, people will be shortchanged of the Truth and pimps will take over the platform. There are different pimps in our Churches today: Pimps of miracles, prophecies, prosperity, turning the house of God into house of merchandise; as they trades in water, oil, apron, etceteras. We don’t need anymore Pimps or snake oil salesmen leading the Church, it is purely Spiritual adulatory, we need genuine ministers who will stand behind the Pulpit and preach the undiluted Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The Synagogue of T.B. Joshua in Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria is another hellish place where every genuine Christian must avoid altogether. The Synagogue is a house of Pimps, headed by T.B. Joshua. 

BABA MAROLE

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I WAS PRESENT AT THIS SCENE, AS ONE OF THE VISITORS’ COORDINATOR,
 I WITNESSED WHEN THE MEDICAL TEAM RESUSCITATED MOSES MAROLE.

Another amazing deception I witnessed at the Synagogue was a 76-year-old Moses Marole, who came from Mmabatho, he travelled to Lagos from South Africa in the company of other 120 guests led by a regular group leader Mrs. Santa du Plessis, from Roodeport. Mrs. Santa du Plessis had become part of T.B. Joshua’s clique when money started flowing into her purse through this arrangement, she is a mother of one of T.B. Joshua’s in-house ‘disciples’ called Angelique Goosen. On April 21, Sunday afternoon, while the group took some time off from the long hour of Sunday service to have lunch, Moses Marole suddenly collapsed on the food table. Many people rallied around to help him: amongst them was a neurosurgeon, Dr. Johan Wilkinson from Bloemfontein; he performed a CPR on Moses to no avail. In no long time, message had reached T.B. Joshua in the service where he was still attending to people on the so-called ‘prayer line’. T.B. Joshua sent Benson, one of the junior prophet to ‘pray’ but without success as usual.

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The elderly man was taken aside, and the Synagogue medical team who are always on standby during services engaged the fainted old man, and were able to bring him back to life with their medical skill.

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Synagogue in-house Medical Team helping

The medical team discovered that the complications of heat (hot weather in Nigeria), triggered Marole’s health conditions, which were: diabetes, high blood pressure and stress of an old age. The medical team brought him back to life, not the junior prophet. When T.B. Joshua heard that the man had been resuscitated, he said we must keep the visitors in the dark on the new development; and keep telling them that the elderly man could not be resuscitated; even ‘disciples’ were lying to their fellow ‘disciples’ on the matter. Separate room was quickly made available to keep Moses away from the rest of his group members, and one of the medical team, a Nurse, Mrs. Igeodu who always work hand in hand with the ‘disciples’ of T.B. Joshua was called in but none of the ‘disciples’ knew T.B. Joshua’s intention until after the day’s service. After everyone had eaten and rested, at about 11pm, T.B. Joshua summoned selected members of the Studio: two cameramen, two video editors, and two visitors’ coordinators; those that are very loyal, with Mrs. Igeodu, the Nurse into his office. The short meeting was about the fainted man; and since every member of the foreign visitors still holds the belief that the man was already dead, this time was ripe opportunity for him (T.B. Joshua) to do what he had dreamt of doing a very long time, to raise the dead like Jesus Christ did, but the pattern he planned to use was that of Elisha in 2KINGS 4:33-34.

 Mrs. Igeodu administered sedative injection on the already fragile man in bad condition of health to keep him still on the bed, wool was inserted into his windpipes, and he was laid straight as a dead man on the bed. Everyone knew exactly what he or she must do after the short meeting with T.B. Joshua. Other ‘disciples’ who were not involved in the brief might be seeing your movement, but they cannot decode or understand what was going on except the smart ones who had been involved in a similar errand before. The Cameramen had set up their gadgets in the room where the aged man was laid, and T.B. Joshua was led into the room by a ‘disciple’ who pretended as if she was just passing the information to him. It was a drama.

NARRATION: –T.B. Joshua touched the man on the bed to see if he had slept off, of course, there can never be any response, thanks to Mrs. Igeodu’s sedative injection. So, T.B. Joshua raised his hand up in the air in front of cameras as if ‘praying’, there were lots of mistakes which was taken care of by Seun Abiola, one of the editors in the Studio. T.B. Joshua practices on the camera cassette were wiped off through reuse of the cassette by Sister Deola. Then T.B. Joshua laid flat on the man for some seconds and stood up; that was his own part.

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Joshua the Pimp in his act of deception

Then, we have to be on standby until the man wakes up from the effect of the sedation. With the Voice of T.B. Joshua inserted, the real voice used was Brother Nkechi who shouted the man’s name severally before the man suddenly jacked out from his deep sleep, as he opened his eyes and mouth to answer the caller; that was the reaction the Editor needed to finalize the deceptive packaging, Shina and I were called upon to-do voice over to perfect all gaps of unnecessary noise on the tape.

 This video cassette was sold all over the world, and it went viral on YouTube to deceive the naive. The following morning, T.B. Joshua instructed us to play the edited video to the foreign visitors in their dining room. We assembled the entire guests in the dining room, they were looking gloomy as we told them the cock and bull story of the previous day event. It was basically about one of them who had gone to be with the ‘Lord’, they all answered affirmative. They were still in mourning mood; their breakfast was left untouched. We informed them how we prepared the man for the morgue, but message came from T.B. Joshua that the man’s death was to the ‘glory of T.B. Joshua’s fake god’ (always using biblical quotation to deceive people); that they should not bother to take his body to the morgue. The guests were a little confused and perplexed, asking why we should keep human remains


inside the hostel? The packaged video of lies, and deceit explained the rest as we played it for them. When they saw what happened with tight editing, they rejoiced and demanded to see the resurrected man, many of them started calling South Africa to testify lies. We told them that Moses would still need some rest. The sedative injection administered on him was still in his system, he could not yet coordinate himself. It took another day before we allowed Moses Marole to receive visitors from among his group members, and before then, he had been thoroughly brainwashed on the Synagogue version of what happened to him. If you watch the video, Moses had no testimony at all, he was just rambling, a pure patched interview. Some of the visitors knew that Moses case was not as bad as we presented it in the video, but they went back home pondering over the event in their mind. GOD IS WATCHING!

If T.B. Joshua truly has power to heal or raise the dead, what about many other visitors who died under his roof without been able to raise them to life? The incident of the first story I recounted in this Chapter took place at the adjacent room to where T.B. Joshua slept that fateful day in his bedroom; until I woke T.B. Joshua up from his sleep that morning, he was sleeping next room to a dead man. General Tumenta Martin died under Synagogue roof, a Botswana magistrate, Lorraine Makati-Lesang died inside the Synagogue on their so-called ‘prayer line’, if truly Moses Marole died and was raised to life by T.B. Joshua; what about Benson, his junior pastor who worked for him for more than 20 years and died in T.B. Joshua’s presence without been raised to life? Samson, who was a cousin to him died under his roof; and there were other unreported cases of death amongst the general workers inside the Synagogue. I witnessed on many occasions while T.B. Joshua was doing his so-called jingoism type of ‘prayer’ on the sick, and they died right before him. Tamara, a ‘disciple’ from Austria died in two days after she left the Synagogue, Lagos to Austria. T.B. Joshua could not heal or raise any of these people we mentioned from the dead. Ask yourself… what is the authenticity of the Synagogue blatant editing videos that went viral, what is the authenticity of anything you see on Emmanuel TV? Are they real? Forget about what you watch on television; T.B. Joshua manufactures and arranges miracles. Why is T.B. Joshua having pleasure deceiving people? It is for only one reason, to take your focus away from God’s presence, from holding and waiting upon the Lord ISAIAH 40:29-31. Now, the easy one, T.B. Joshua did not travel when the Synagogue collapsed upon him, what a good opportunity presented before him, and his junior prophets or wise men, to get busy by displaying their prowess of healing those that were wounded and raising the dead to life (sic). Even, two of his choir girls were badly wounded, and were hospitalized, one of them was on crutches for many months, while the other was flown out of the country for treatment; but T.B. Joshua would always present on Emmanuel TV to be healing cripple, healing those with cancer, healing the blind, and paralyzed, why does he allow his precious singer to be using walking aid? On top of it, he lied and dodged been prosecuted by the government. IT IS TIME TO WAKE UP people of God! Emmanuel TV propagates falsehood on daily basis. BE WARNED, BEWARE!

(Culled from the Book “THE T.B. JOSHUA I KNOW”)

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PACKAGING CAN BE DECEPTIVE!

PACKAGING CAN BE DECEPTIVE!

THE TELLTALE IS GONE, PACKAGING IS DECEPTIVE!

Know that we are in the time of deception spoken of by the Lord Jesus and His Apostles; we are in a highly polluted world where deception thrives from the topmost echelon height to the grassroots of the society. We are in a time when magicians do no longer parade themselves openly the way they used to be known. They do not have the known telltale as it was in the time of old.They don’t do body-art of decorating their bodies with shells and cowries, or rubbing local chalks on their faces to look fearful on the street or in the marketplaces like before. Everything is revolving in our present age and time. Today, satanists, enchanters, necromancers, cultists, now dress in designer’s three-piece suits like you and me. They package themselves in expensive shoes, Giorgio Armani perfume and powerful eyeglasses to look tush. They even carry bigger Bibles these days so that you will not recognize them. Our Lord Jesus Christ warned,“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves. 16You will know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes from thorn bushes or figs from thistles? 19Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20Therefore by their fruits you will know them. 21“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in Heaven. 22Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your Name, cast out demons in Your Name, and done many wonders in Your Name?’ 23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!”MATTHEW 7:15-16, 19-23 NKJV.

 KANU Nwankwo

One should ponder what is T.B. Joshua’s gain in deceiving, destroying, and killing people? The answer is simple ―as an agent of satan, T.B. Joshua need higher ranking in the dark world because they are to kill, steal and destroy for their master to be relevant to him.

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“Today, satanists, enchanters, necromancers, cultists, now dress in designer’s three-piece suits like you and me. They package themselves in expensive shoes, Giorgio Armani perfume and powerful eyeglasses to look tush. They even carry bigger Bibles these days so that you will not recognize them.”

This smart football star, Kanu Nwankwo, cheated death by not given heed to the ungodly counsel of T.B. Joshua. Kanu’s younger brother visited the Synagogue ahead of him on one Sunday gathering; we believe he was sent to check how things were on that faithful day. Possibly they had watched the Synagogue fake TV programs, hence, they came; or T.B. Joshua might have sent his underdogs on mission to locate them when he heard in the news about the ailing Kanu, to score cheap points as usual. footballerIn any case, Mr. Nwankwo himself was in the Synagogue the following week, on a Tuesday if I can remember vividly. T.B. Joshua brought him into the studio where I worked as the Synagogue editor/voice over artist to perform enchantment on him. To impress Mr. Nwankwo, it took T.B. Joshua more than 2 hours of shaking his right hand, and leg, and widening his eyes on this field maestro to intimidate him, under the best two camera-men which the Synagogue could boast of at the time (KK and Segun). A brand-new Panasonic HD Camera bought from London was brought out from the store for this occasion, supported by the regular Sony M3500 camera were used. T.B. Joshua desperately wanted Kanu to fall flat on his face as a sensational show. T.B. Joshua engaged the young footballer with all his enchanting antics out of his demonic arsenal, but the tall gangling striker stood his ground before him like the rock of Gibraltar with his eyes wide opened fixed on T.B. Joshua.

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Fake healing by Fatai alias T.B. Joshua

After so much effort, and the guy refused to fall down, T.B. Joshua declared Kanu free of his heart problem, but common sense or should I say– destiny guided Mr. Nwankwo to seek a heart specialist for a second opinion. When he did, Aghast! The former prognosis was confirmed.T.B. Joshua was at it again, he lied! Kanu was not healed in the Synagogue as T.B. Joshua declared. Kanu surrendered himself to a heart correctional surgery against the backdrop of T.B. Joshua’s opinion,who continued kicking vigorously against the surgery decision as they wheeled the striker to the Theater. T.B. Joshua placed numerous telephone calls to Kanu on his hospital bed, reaffirming to him that he, T.B. Joshua had healed him. I was there when T.B. Joshua gave up and said on a final note to him, “If that is your manager’s decision, ok, but the doctors would find nothing when they cut you open.” It was pathetic to hear that the doctors found serious issues inside Mr. Kanu’s heart when they opened him up, which they corrected medically.

Of course, God can heal, the scripture said so, and He still heals JEREMIAH 30:17; ISAIAH 53:5; EXODUS 15:26.God heals in His sovereign will,since He created our body fearfully and wonderfully according to GENESIS 1:27; PSALMS 1239:14.He also gave the medical doctors grace and knowledge to treat.The medical profession acknowledged this fact by their motto:GOD HEALS WE CARE. Now, we must be careful on how we go about faith healing, because there are people like T.B. Joshua who carry things to an extreme of showbiz, and God has never intended healing that way.The point I am trying to make here is that T.B. Joshua is not of God, he is a magician, a performer, a conjurer, forecaster, and a sorcerer who has nothing of Jesus Christ, the true healer in him.

Finally, Kanu recuperated from the hospital after his heart’s correctional surgery and returned to the career he loved so much. He never gave a thought for the Synagogue or T.B. Joshua who would have sent him to an early grave. He did more good for himself, his family and the Nation at large. What if he had listened to T.B. Joshua as Ruben Kruger and other gullible did?

“We are in a time when magicians do no longer parade themselves openly the way they used to be known. They do not have the known telltale as it was in the time of old.”

When T.B. Joshua realized how he had lost ample opportunity to be famous through riding on Kanu’s name and achievement; and the medical personnel had stolen his show; T.B. Joshua became frantically desperate to reclaim the lost ground. First, to fan his ego, T.B. Joshua invited some cheap and lay-about journalists who frequently eat crumbs under his table, and released the video tape of him presumably administer healing to Kanu to them (what he knows best to do), blowing tantrum by claiming to have been the one who healed Kanu, stupidity plus illiteracy blinded him so much that he forgot how millions of people all over the world had kept Kanu in their prayers while he was under surgical blade. To drive his point home, T.B. Joshua showed the journalists the photo frame of one funny jesus which he had presented to Kanu as a souvenir and begged the journalists to help him leak and circulate the news to the gullible public. The efforts of circulating the news had no positive impact on the populace. Sensible people knew how Kanu was operated upon to correct his heart malfunction. The soft sell journalists only wasted their time and journalistic intelligence on T.B. Joshua’s cheap destructive fame pursuits.

(Culled from THE T.B. JOSHUA I KNOW- DECEPTION OF THE AGE UNMASKED)

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Friends, this is first to amplify the suppressed voices of victims of our modern-day slavery, camped and caged by an enterprise of hell in the garb of religion through deception. This is to stand as a guide to the blind, as a warning to the gullible, and as a light to the simple; because, what comes upon people that causes them to be panicking, and afterwards running helter skelter in search of an intermediary between themselves and their Creator whenever they have life’s issues is still prevalent in our world, such as― sickness, affliction, confusion, trouble of all kinds, disease, barrenness, joblessness, etcetera.

The situation of life that drives the gullible to run from one prophet to another prophetess, both false and genuine, who can cause them to eventually fall into error is still at large.

Those things in life that daily pressurizes people and can cause the naive and the vulnerable to be knocking on the doors of prayer contractors and spiritual arrangers, intending to cut deals with ‘God’ if possible; rather than to go on their knees to call upon their Creator for Mercy and restoration, are still thriving in our world today. Evil seems to run rampant everywhere, but only God is the solution to all fundamental issues of life, not any man because there is nothing God created that He cannot control. The psalmist says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— from whence comes my help? 2My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” PSALMS 121:1-2 NKJV. Now, I ask you, where do you look for help? The place where you look to, determines where your faith and your life are tied to, it is in a belief system.

                                                  RUBEN Kruger

RUBEN

LATE RUBEN KRUGER

Ruben Kruger was a South African Springbok Legend. I coordinated him directly when he visited Synagogue with the problem of brain tumor (Cancer). He stayed in the Synagogue for almost 2 weeks, spending his hard earn Rands (South Africa tender currency) to buy lies. Ruben first visited the Synagogue along with a group of people which Tinny de Jagger led to the Synagogue; and after the Synagogue’s so-called ‘prayers’ on him by T.B. Joshua, T.B Joshua declared Kruger to be healed of Brain Tumor, and further told Kruger to discontinue his medications because he had healed him. One of the reasons why T.B. Joshua enforces immediate testimony on people who attend his emergency line is because T.B. Joshua loves the pseudo miracles to be relayed on the TV, to use the show to drag more victims into the Synagogue. Kruger visited the Synagogue once again to complain of no improvement on his health, and said his personal doctor was concerned that he had stopped his medication. T.B. Joshua doused Ruben’s fear by instructing him to give testimony to sustain the none-existing miracle once again. The time happened to be the beginning of foreign visitors’ invasion into the Synagogue. So, T.B. Joshua said to impress them and the viewers, we should organize several testimonial fora for Kruger– private interviews, public testimonies, and they were highly publicized on local, International and terrestrial Televisions. It gained cheap popularity for T.B. Joshua amongst South Africans and in Nigeria, but unfortunately for Kruger; he suffered and died of the same Brain Cancer. Ruben Kruger was never healed in the Synagogue as T.B. Joshua claimed to have healed him, satan is wicked! T.B. Joshua would instruct people to stop using their sustaining medication after his fake ‘prayers’ on the people, but he cannot proffer solution to their problems; he is only using them to gain popularity. Immediately the news that Kruger died filtered into the Synagogue, T.B. Joshua instructed that all his video appearance in the Synagogue archive should be wiped off.
T.B. Joshua, a ravenous tick that feasts on the blood of the ignorant, gullible, vulnerable, and desperadoes; unfortunately, Kruger became another victim.

 

(Extracted from THE T.B. Joshua I Know)

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THE T.B.JOSHUA I KNOW PDF Evangelist Bisola Hephzibah Johnson

  • This is a compilation of a true-life accounts which took place in a Cult Community called The Synagogue, "church" of all Nations, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria; where the author was trapped through hypnotism, and brainwashing for over a decade with other devotees. She documented her journey into this community who use religious garb to cover their nefarious operation in other to lure the naive, vulnerable, gullible, and the innocent into occultism. She narrates how they lived, how they were systemic initiated into the dark world by deceit, and were terrorised to swear allegiance to secrecy. They also became instruments of deception in the hands of T. B. Joshua to deceive visitors to the Synagogue. Finally, her escape was a grand style of Jehovah where others lost their lives.
    This is purely to EDUCATE people and to give ALL THE GLORY back to God, for His Amazing Saving Grace, His constant Love and His abiding Presence.
    She said, "If I should denied the world this truth, I became a partaker of evil and Hellfire would have been my eternal abode. I am under obligation and indebted to share; I cannot keep it to myself; it burns in my bones. I will also like to use this as a means of restoring the souls of those who have fallen away due to this global deception of T.B. Joshua."
    This Book is a societal mirror for everyday people, it is saying that, each one of us has the ability to enter into relationship with God individually without depending on another man as a connector. Jesus Christ has made the way.
    This is to stand as a guide to the blind, as a warning to the gullible, and as a light to the simple; because what causes people to panic, and run helter skelter in search of an intermediary between them and their Creator is still prevalent in the world, such as sickness, affliction, trouble, confusion, disease, barrenness, joblessness, etcetera.
    What drives people to run from one prophet to another prophetess both false and genuine, which can cause them to eventually fall into error is still at large.
    Those things that pressurizes people daily, and can cause them to be knocking on the doors of prayer contractors and spiritual arrangers, intending to cut deals with ‘God’ if possible; rather than to go on their knees and be calling upon their Creator for Mercy and a turnaround is still thriving in the world today. Evil seems to run rampant everywhere. What we need is Peace in God and holding unto His Word.
    These agents of satan are only having breakthrough at your breakdown. Beware of miracle peddlers, Beware of false prophets, and Beware of false teachers, Jesus warned. This is their time, Run for your life!

     

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Jesus said, "For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great sings and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect, 25Listen, I have told you beforehand. 26"So, if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert,' do not go there; or, 'Look, He is in the private chamber,' do not believe it. 27For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together."

It is good for your health PROVERBS :20-22
"My son, attend to my words; incline your ears to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are Life to those who find them, and health to all their body."
It preserves life JOHN 1:4-5
"In Him was Life, and the Life was the light of mankind. 5 The Light shines in darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it."
It improves overall well being JOSHUA 1:8
"The Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise."

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Shalom! it's a blessing to meet with you.

I personally welcome you to this Blessed webpage in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, may the Name of the Lord, who has counted me worthy of His Mercy and Grace to be here today, and to be a blessing to my generation, be praised forever. l am Bisola HEPHZI-BAH Johnson.

 You and I are both on a journey of faith through this life. Everyone has purpose to fulfill on this planet, but our Crosses differs; only our Creator, who brought us here for His Glory and Pleasure know excatly why we are here. I can only speak for myself; My life has involved many challenges — but also some life-changing lessons. Now, I would love to help someone coming behind me to learn from my greatest discovery of who God really is and how to know Him more. After overcoming series of life experiences, God has given me this platform to help the bruised, and the wounded when He turned the mess of my life into a beautiful Message of Calvary, which I belief can help anyone destiny bring my way. The Crux of my message for everyone is to depend solely on God in a world that is full of deception and falsehood; the Book of DANIEL 11:32b says, “they that knows their God, shall be strong and do great exploit.”

Friends, whatever that may come your way, hold unto these 3 unfailing options, which I believe none can fail:
1. Hold unto God
2. Hold unto God
3. Hold unto God
You can never go wrong with any of these options you decide to chose, each is a win-win.
I dedicate my life, time, and passion into calling lost souls back to the Kingdom of The Father, and I do enlightenment amongst the congregation of the saints on the "dangers of the end time.” I belief it is time for THE TRUE CHURCH TO WAKE UP from slumber, because the night is far spent; wolves in sheep clothing have crept into the fold to seduce, and lure the true Children of God into satanic web JUDE 1:4. I use God's infallible Word to guide, and to corroborate my messages, and also, my personal experiences, particularly in the Synagogue ‘church’ of all nations, Ikotun Egbe, Lagos Nigeria; where I sojourned for over a decade, under T.B. Joshua’s hypnotism, brainwashing, sexual abuse, manipulation, and bewitchment. I do this so that others will/may learn, and not fall into the same kind of bewitchment pit, which God in His infinite Mercy and Grace draw me out from.

Friends, I have learnt that No matter how hard the situation may be, The infallible Word of God is able to dissects and proffer solution not any man, not any prophet, and not a seer. It was only upon the Word, the foundation of the world was established. The pillars of faith and the Apostles of Jesus Christ had nothing to hold unto but The Word of the Lord; and as The Word worked for them, The Word shall not fail us in Jesus' Name.

Born out of call to service, and compassion for the oppressed (spiritual, physical, emotional), this webpage is created to offer godly counselling services, free of charge to anyone who is in dire need to know what says the Word of God concerning any situation in life. I once fell into the hands of a marauder (bandit) in my naivety, I pray for anyone not to go through such path. We proffer counselling solutions on Bible-based and Christ-oriented approach for overcoming spiritual and physical problems of life, we absolutely imbibe in the teaching of Biblical principles for daily victorious living. The Book of HEBREWS 3:13 says, "But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

This page will most specially benefits two sets of people:

  • 1. Those who do not wish to be deceived by religious liars (hirelings) who use the Name of Jesus to commit sacrilegious crime.
  • 2. Those who had for one reason or other had fallen trap into some kind of religious game, and are wounded through quack and erroneous doctrines of these hirelings that are prevalent in the world today. The process of healing, recovery and restoration is through Christ Jesus' Word and His Spirit, nothing more.

This platform is interactive for every Holy Spirit filled Child of God to engage in, as we reason together in line and in confines of God's Word by the Holy Spirit's guidance; we are sharpened and blessed. In this fora, we do not follow traditions of men which is mere religion, but we strictly soaked ourselves in The Word and the Spirit of Christ Jesus. We believe sorely, strongly, and purely in what the Word of God says, nothing more and nothing less; every other ground is a sinking ground. The Book of The Acts of the Apostles is not a mere history, but the pattern which Christ want His Church to be at Every time. We invite you to Come, partake, refreshed, be a blessing, and be blessed. God made everything, owns everything, and has gifted each of us with the talents that we bring to help others; nobody should stand before another Child of God in an elevated or diminished position. My hope is that this website will help you to strengthen your faith in God, and cause you to grow closer to Him.
MY PRAYER
At the end of all things, may we hear Him say to us, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the bliss of your Lord” in Jesus’ Name.
God Bless you!

 

 

 

 

 

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THE ONE WHO HAS POWER OVER LIFE AND DEATH

THE ONE WHO HAS POWER OVER LIFE AND DEATH

Romans 8:11 New Living Translation (NLT)

11 The Spirit of God, Who raised Jesus from the dead, lives in you. And just as God raised Christ Jesus from the dead, He will give life to your mortal bodies by this same Spirit living within you.

The resurrection of Jesus is important for several reasons:

  1. First, the resurrection witnesses to the immense power of God Himself. To believe in the resurrection is to believe in God. If God exists, and if He created the universe and has power over it, then He has power to raise the dead. If He does not have such power, He is not worthy of our faith and worship. Only He who created life can resurrect it after death, only He can reverse the hideousness that is death itself, and only He can remove the sting and gain the victory over the grave (1 Corinthians 15:54–55). In resurrecting Jesus from the grave, God reminds us of His absolute sovereignty over life and death.
  2. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is also important because it validates who Jesus claimed to be, namely, the Son of God and Messiah. According to Jesus, His resurrection was the “sign from heaven” that authenticated His ministry (Matthew 16:1–4) and the proof that He had authority over even the temple in Jerusalem (John 2:18–22).
  3. The resurrection of Jesus Christ, attested to by hundreds of eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:3–8), provides irrefutable proof that He is the Savior of the world.
  4. Another reason the resurrection of Jesus Christ is important is that it proves His sinless character and divine nature. The Scriptures said God’s “Holy One” would never see corruption (Psalm 16:10), and Jesus never saw corruption, even after He died (see Acts 13:32–37). It was on the basis of the resurrection of Christ that Paul preached, “Through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin” (Acts 13:38–39).
  5.  The resurrection of Jesus Christ is not only the supreme validation of His deity; it also validates the Old Testament prophecies that foretold of Jesus’ suffering and resurrection (see Acts 17:2–3).
  6. Christ’s resurrection also authenticated His own claims that He would be raised on the third day (Mark 8:319:3110:34). If Jesus Christ is not resurrected, then we have no hope that we will be, either. In fact, apart from Christ’s resurrection, we have no Savior, no salvation, and no hope of eternal life. As Paul said, our faith would be “useless,” the gospel would be altogether powerless, and our sins would remain unforgiving (1 Corinthians 15:14–19).Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25), and in that statement claimed to be the source of both. There is no resurrection apart from Christ, no Eternal life. Jesus does more than give life; He is life, and that’s why death has no power over Him. Jesus confers His life on those who trust in Him, so that we can share His triumph over death (1 John 5:11–12). We who believe in Jesus Christ will personally experience resurrection because, having the life Jesus gives, we have overcome death. It is impossible for death to win (1 Corinthians 15:53–57).
    empty grave

    He is Risen!

    Jesus is “the first-fruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20). In other words, Jesus led the way in life after death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is important as a testimony to the resurrection of human beings, which is a basic tenet of the Christian faith. Unlike other religions, Christianity possesses a Founder who transcends death and promises that His followers will do the same. Every other religion was founded by men or prophets whose end was the grave. As Christians, we know that God became man, died for our sins, and was resurrected the third day. The grave could not hold Him. He lives, and He sits today at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Hebrews 10:12).

     

    The Word of God guarantees the believer’s resurrection at the coming of Jesus Christ for His church at the rapture. Such assurance results in a great song of triumph as Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 15:55, “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?” (cf. Hosea 13:14).

    The importance of the resurrection of Christ has an impact on our service to the Lord now. Paul ends his discourse on resurrection with these words: “Therefore, my dear brothers and sisters, stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain” (1 Corinthians 15:58). Because we know we will be resurrected to new life, we can endure persecution and danger for Christ’s sake (verses 30–32), just as our Lord did. Because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, thousands of Christian martyrs through history have willingly traded their earthly lives for everlasting life and the promise of resurrection.

    The resurrection is the triumphant and glorious victory for every believer. Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). And He is coming again! The dead in Christ will be raised up, and those who are alive at His coming will be changed and receive new, glorified bodies (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18). Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important? It proves who Jesus is. It demonstrates that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf. It shows that God has the power to raise us from the dead. It guarantees that the bodies of those who believe in Christ will not remain dead but will be resurrected unto eternal life.























Friends, this is first to amplify the suppressed voices of victims of our modern-day slavery, camped and caged by an enterprise of hell in the garb of religion through deception. This is to stand as a guide to the blind, as a warning to the gullible, and as a light to the simple; because, what comes upon people that causes them to be panicking, and afterwards running helter skelter in search of an intermediary between themselves and their Creator whenever they have life’s issues is still prevalent in our world, such as― sickness, affliction, confusion, trouble of all kinds, disease, barrenness, joblessness, etcetera.

The situation of life that drives the gullible to run from one prophet to another prophetess, both false and genuine, who can cause them to eventually fall into error is still at large.

Those things in life that daily pressurizes people and can cause the naive and the vulnerable to be knocking on the doors of prayer contractors and spiritual arrangers, intending to cut deals with ‘God’ if possible; rather than to go on their knees to call upon their Creator for Mercy and restoration, are still thriving in our world today. Evil seems to run rampant everywhere, but only God is the solution to all fundamental issues of life, not any man because there is nothing God created that He cannot control. The psalmist says, “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— from whence comes my help? 2My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth” PSALMS 121:1-2 NKJV. Now, I ask you, where do you look for help? The place where you look to, determines where your faith and your life are tied to, it is in a belief system.

                                                  RUBEN Kruger

RUBEN

LATE RUBEN KRUGER

Ruben Kruger was a South African Springbok Legend. I coordinated him directly when he visited Synagogue with the problem of brain tumor (Cancer). He stayed in the Synagogue for almost 2 weeks, spending his hard earn Rands (South Africa tender currency) to buy lies. Ruben first visited the Synagogue along with a group of people which Tinny de Jagger led to the Synagogue; and after the Synagogue’s so-called ‘prayers’ on him by T.B. Joshua, T.B Joshua declared Kruger to be healed of Brain Tumor, and further told Kruger to discontinue his medications because he had healed him. One of the reasons why T.B. Joshua enforces immediate testimony on people who attend his emergency line is because T.B. Joshua loves the pseudo miracles to be relayed on the TV, to use the show to drag more victims into the Synagogue. Kruger visited the Synagogue once again to complain of no improvement on his health, and said his personal doctor was concerned that he had stopped his medication. T.B. Joshua doused Ruben’s fear by instructing him to give testimony to sustain the none-existing miracle once again. The time happened to be the beginning of foreign visitors’ invasion into the Synagogue. So, T.B. Joshua said to impress them and the viewers, we should organize several testimonial fora for Kruger– private interviews, public testimonies, and they were highly publicized on local, International and terrestrial Televisions. It gained cheap popularity for T.B. Joshua amongst South Africans and in Nigeria, but unfortunately for Kruger; he suffered and died of the same Brain Cancer. Ruben Kruger was never healed in the Synagogue as T.B. Joshua claimed to have healed him, satan is wicked! T.B. Joshua would instruct people to stop using their sustaining medication after his fake ‘prayers’ on the people, but he cannot proffer solution to their problems; he is only using them to gain popularity. Immediately the news that Kruger died filtered into the Synagogue, T.B. Joshua instructed that all his video appearance in the Synagogue archive should be wiped off.
T.B. Joshua, a ravenous tick that feasts on the blood of the ignorant, gullible, vulnerable, and desperadoes; unfortunately, Kruger became another victim.

 

(Extracted from THE T.B. Joshua I Know)

Get more details in the Book: THE T.B. JOSHUA I KNOW

THE T.B.JOSHUA I KNOW PDF Evangelist Bisola Hephzibah Johnson

  • This is a compilation of a true-life accounts which took place in a Cult Community called The Synagogue, "church" of all Nations, Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos, Nigeria; where the author was trapped through hypnotism, and brainwashing for over a decade with other devotees. She documented her journey into this community who use religious garb to cover their nefarious operation in other to lure the naive, vulnerable, gullible, and the innocent into occultism. She narrates how they lived, how they were systemic initiated into the dark world by deceit, and were terrorised to swear allegiance to secrecy. They also became instruments of deception in the hands of T. B. Joshua to deceive visitors to the Synagogue. Finally, her escape was a grand style of Jehovah where others lost their lives.
    This is purely to EDUCATE people and to give ALL THE GLORY back to God, for His Amazing Saving Grace, His constant Love and His abiding Presence.
    She said, "If I should denied the world this truth, I became a partaker of evil and Hellfire would have been my eternal abode. I am under obligation and indebted to share; I cannot keep it to myself; it burns in my bones. I will also like to use this as a means of restoring the souls of those who have fallen away due to this global deception of T.B. Joshua."
    This Book is a societal mirror for everyday people, it is saying that, each one of us has the ability to enter into relationship with God individually without depending on another man as a connector. Jesus Christ has made the way.
    This is to stand as a guide to the blind, as a warning to the gullible, and as a light to the simple; because what causes people to panic, and run helter skelter in search of an intermediary between them and their Creator is still prevalent in the world, such as sickness, affliction, trouble, confusion, disease, barrenness, joblessness, etcetera.
    What drives people to run from one prophet to another prophetess both false and genuine, which can cause them to eventually fall into error is still at large.
    Those things that pressurizes people daily, and can cause them to be knocking on the doors of prayer contractors and spiritual arrangers, intending to cut deals with ‘God’ if possible; rather than to go on their knees and be calling upon their Creator for Mercy and a turnaround is still thriving in the world today. Evil seems to run rampant everywhere. What we need is Peace in God and holding unto His Word.
    These agents of satan are only having breakthrough at your breakdown. Beware of miracle peddlers, Beware of false prophets, and Beware of false teachers, Jesus warned. This is their time, Run for your life!

     

     For online purchase:-
    Write to Pastor@embassyofgod.org
    http://sundayadelajablog.com
    or
    CreateSpace eStore: https://www.createspace.com/8558922
    Or
    Amazon Store:
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983024570
    Or
    https://www.evangelistb.com/shop
     
     
  • Bisco Access Link Ltd.
  • April 27, 2017
  • 375 pages



evangelistb.com/shop

https://www.amazon.com/dp/1983024570

WORD OF WISDOM TO THE ELECTS

Jesus said, "For false christs and false prophets will arise and show great sings and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect, 25Listen, I have told you beforehand. 26"So, if they say to you, 'Look, He is in the desert,' do not go there; or, 'Look, He is in the private chamber,' do not believe it. 27For as the lightning comes from the east and flashes to the west, so will be the coming of the Son of Man. 28Wherever the carcass is, there the eagles will be gathered together."

It is good for your health PROVERBS :20-22
"My son, attend to my words; incline your ears to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are Life to those who find them, and health to all their body."
It preserves life JOHN 1:4-5
"In Him was Life, and the Life was the light of mankind. 5 The Light shines in darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it."
It improves overall well being JOSHUA 1:8
"The Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise."

So how does it work?

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The scripture says,

"God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high." HEBREWS 1-1-3 NKJV

 

Shalom! it's a blessing to meet with you.

I personally welcome you to this Blessed webpage in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, may the Name of the Lord, who has counted me worthy of His Mercy and Grace to be here today, and to be a blessing to my generation, be praised forever. l am Bisola HEPHZI-BAH Johnson.

 You and I are both on a journey of faith through this life. Everyone has purpose to fulfill on this planet, but our Crosses differs; only our Creator, who brought us here for His Glory and Pleasure know excatly why we are here. I can only speak for myself; My life has involved many challenges — but also some life-changing lessons. Now, I would love to help someone coming behind me to learn from my greatest discovery of who God really is and how to know Him more. After overcoming series of life experiences, God has given me this platform to help the bruised, and the wounded when He turned the mess of my life into a beautiful Message of Calvary, which I belief can help anyone destiny bring my way. The Crux of my message for everyone is to depend solely on God in a world that is full of deception and falsehood; the Book of DANIEL 11:32b says, “they that knows their God, shall be strong and do great exploit.”

Friends, whatever that may come your way, hold unto these 3 unfailing options, which I believe none can fail:
1. Hold unto God
2. Hold unto God
3. Hold unto God
You can never go wrong with any of these options you decide to chose, each is a win-win.
I dedicate my life, time, and passion into calling lost souls back to the Kingdom of The Father, and I do enlightenment amongst the congregation of the saints on the "dangers of the end time.” I belief it is time for THE TRUE CHURCH TO WAKE UP from slumber, because the night is far spent; wolves in sheep clothing have crept into the fold to seduce, and lure the true Children of God into satanic web JUDE 1:4. I use God's infallible Word to guide, and to corroborate my messages, and also, my personal experiences, particularly in the Synagogue ‘church’ of all nations, Ikotun Egbe, Lagos Nigeria; where I sojourned for over a decade, under T.B. Joshua’s hypnotism, brainwashing, sexual abuse, manipulation, and bewitchment. I do this so that others will/may learn, and not fall into the same kind of bewitchment pit, which God in His infinite Mercy and Grace draw me out from.

Friends, I have learnt that No matter how hard the situation may be, The infallible Word of God is able to dissects and proffer solution not any man, not any prophet, and not a seer. It was only upon the Word, the foundation of the world was established. The pillars of faith and the Apostles of Jesus Christ had nothing to hold unto but The Word of the Lord; and as The Word worked for them, The Word shall not fail us in Jesus' Name.

Born out of call to service, and compassion for the oppressed (spiritual, physical, emotional), this webpage is created to offer godly counselling services, free of charge to anyone who is in dire need to know what says the Word of God concerning any situation in life. I once fell into the hands of a marauder (bandit) in my naivety, I pray for anyone not to go through such path. We proffer counselling solutions on Bible-based and Christ-oriented approach for overcoming spiritual and physical problems of life, we absolutely imbibe in the teaching of Biblical principles for daily victorious living. The Book of HEBREWS 3:13 says, "But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

This page will most specially benefits two sets of people:

  • 1. Those who do not wish to be deceived by religious liars (hirelings) who use the Name of Jesus to commit sacrilegious crime.
  • 2. Those who had for one reason or other had fallen trap into some kind of religious game, and are wounded through quack and erroneous doctrines of these hirelings that are prevalent in the world today. The process of healing, recovery and restoration is through Christ Jesus' Word and His Spirit, nothing more.

This platform is interactive for every Holy Spirit filled Child of God to engage in, as we reason together in line and in confines of God's Word by the Holy Spirit's guidance; we are sharpened and blessed. In this fora, we do not follow traditions of men which is mere religion, but we strictly soaked ourselves in The Word and the Spirit of Christ Jesus. We believe sorely, strongly, and purely in what the Word of God says, nothing more and nothing less; every other ground is a sinking ground. The Book of The Acts of the Apostles is not a mere history, but the pattern which Christ want His Church to be at Every time. We invite you to Come, partake, refreshed, be a blessing, and be blessed. God made everything, owns everything, and has gifted each of us with the talents that we bring to help others; nobody should stand before another Child of God in an elevated or diminished position. My hope is that this website will help you to strengthen your faith in God, and cause you to grow closer to Him.
MY PRAYER
At the end of all things, may we hear Him say to us, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the bliss of your Lord” in Jesus’ Name.
God Bless you!

 

 

 

 

 

It is good for your health PROVERBS :20-22
"My son, attend to my words; incline your ears to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are Life to those who find them, and health to all their body."
It preserves life JOHN 1:4-5
"In Him was Life, and the Life was the light of mankind. 5 The Light shines in darkness, but the darkness has not overcome it."
It improves overall well being JOSHUA 1:8
"The Book of the Law must not depart from your mouth. Meditate on it day and night so that you may act carefully according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way successful, and you will be wise."

So how does it work?

Get A Copy to be Wiser!
This is a compilation of true-life accounts that took place in a Cult Community called The Synagogue, ‘church’ of all Nations, Ikotun-Egbe, Nigeria; where the author was trapped for over a decade with other devotees through hypnotism and brainwashing. She had documented her journey into this community, who uses religious garb to cover their nefarious operation in other to lure the innocent into occultism. She wrote how they lived, how they were systemic initiated into the dark world of deceit, and were terrorized to swear secrecy allegiance. Finally, her escape was a grand style of Jehovah.

And we'll delivery free of charge!
It is PDF download, which you can easily access and read on your tablet and Smart phones. In case you have trouble downloading, please contact: bisola@evangelistb.com

Check out and pay
This site is fully encrypted, and we dont save your information. You pay directly to Paystack, not to evangelistb.com. Be rest assured that your details are safe

The scripture says,

"God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high." HEBREWS 1-1-3 NKJV

 

Shalom! it's a blessing to meet with you.

I personally welcome you to this Blessed webpage in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ, may the Name of the Lord, who has counted me worthy of His Mercy and Grace to be here today, and to be a blessing to my generation, be praised forever. l am Bisola HEPHZI-BAH Johnson.

 You and I are both on a journey of faith through this life. Everyone has purpose to fulfill on this planet, but our Crosses differs; only our Creator, who brought us here for His Glory and Pleasure know excatly why we are here. I can only speak for myself; My life has involved many challenges — but also some life-changing lessons. Now, I would love to help someone coming behind me to learn from my greatest discovery of who God really is and how to know Him more. After overcoming series of life experiences, God has given me this platform to help the bruised, and the wounded when He turned the mess of my life into a beautiful Message of Calvary, which I belief can help anyone destiny bring my way. The Crux of my message for everyone is to depend solely on God in a world that is full of deception and falsehood; the Book of DANIEL 11:32b says, “they that knows their God, shall be strong and do great exploit.”

Friends, whatever that may come your way, hold unto these 3 unfailing options, which I believe none can fail:
1. Hold unto God
2. Hold unto God
3. Hold unto God
You can never go wrong with any of these options you decide to chose, each is a win-win.
I dedicate my life, time, and passion into calling lost souls back to the Kingdom of The Father, and I do enlightenment amongst the congregation of the saints on the "dangers of the end time.” I belief it is time for THE TRUE CHURCH TO WAKE UP from slumber, because the night is far spent; wolves in sheep clothing have crept into the fold to seduce, and lure the true Children of God into satanic web JUDE 1:4. I use God's infallible Word to guide, and to corroborate my messages, and also, my personal experiences, particularly in the Synagogue ‘church’ of all nations, Ikotun Egbe, Lagos Nigeria; where I sojourned for over a decade, under T.B. Joshua’s hypnotism, brainwashing, sexual abuse, manipulation, and bewitchment. I do this so that others will/may learn, and not fall into the same kind of bewitchment pit, which God in His infinite Mercy and Grace draw me out from.

Friends, I have learnt that No matter how hard the situation may be, The infallible Word of God is able to dissects and proffer solution not any man, not any prophet, and not a seer. It was only upon the Word, the foundation of the world was established. The pillars of faith and the Apostles of Jesus Christ had nothing to hold unto but The Word of the Lord; and as The Word worked for them, The Word shall not fail us in Jesus' Name.

Born out of call to service, and compassion for the oppressed (spiritual, physical, emotional), this webpage is created to offer godly counselling services, free of charge to anyone who is in dire need to know what says the Word of God concerning any situation in life. I once fell into the hands of a marauder (bandit) in my naivety, I pray for anyone not to go through such path. We proffer counselling solutions on Bible-based and Christ-oriented approach for overcoming spiritual and physical problems of life, we absolutely imbibe in the teaching of Biblical principles for daily victorious living. The Book of HEBREWS 3:13 says, "But exhort one another daily, while it is called Today; lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin."

This page will most specially benefits two sets of people:

  • 1. Those who do not wish to be deceived by religious liars (hirelings) who use the Name of Jesus to commit sacrilegious crime.
  • 2. Those who had for one reason or other had fallen trap into some kind of religious game, and are wounded through quack and erroneous doctrines of these hirelings that are prevalent in the world today. The process of healing, recovery and restoration is through Christ Jesus' Word and His Spirit, nothing more.

This platform is interactive for every Holy Spirit filled Child of God to engage in, as we reason together in line and in confines of God's Word by the Holy Spirit's guidance; we are sharpened and blessed. In this fora, we do not follow traditions of men which is mere religion, but we strictly soaked ourselves in The Word and the Spirit of Christ Jesus. We believe sorely, strongly, and purely in what the Word of God says, nothing more and nothing less; every other ground is a sinking ground. The Book of The Acts of the Apostles is not a mere history, but the pattern which Christ want His Church to be at Every time. We invite you to Come, partake, refreshed, be a blessing, and be blessed. God made everything, owns everything, and has gifted each of us with the talents that we bring to help others; nobody should stand before another Child of God in an elevated or diminished position. My hope is that this website will help you to strengthen your faith in God, and cause you to grow closer to Him.
MY PRAYER
At the end of all things, may we hear Him say to us, “Well done, thou good and faithful servant, enter into the bliss of your Lord” in Jesus’ Name.
God Bless you!

 

 

 

 

 

Freely give!
Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is the day we celebrate the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). As Jesus entered the holy city, He neared the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. He had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now was the time—this was the place—to secure that salvation. Palm Sunday marked the start of what is often called “Passion Week,” the final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Palm Sunday was the “beginning of the end” of Jesus’ work on earth.

Palm Sunday began with Jesus and His disciples traveling over the Mount of Olives. The Lord sent two disciples ahead into the village of Bethphage to find an animal to ride. They found the unbroken colt of a donkey, just as Jesus had said they would (Luke 19:29–30). When they untied the colt, the owners began to question them. The disciples responded with the answer Jesus had provided: “The Lord needs it” (Luke 19:31–34). Amazingly, the owners were satisfied with that answer and let the disciples go. “They brought [the donkey] to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it” (Luke 19:35).

As Jesus ascended toward Jerusalem, a large multitude gathered around Him. This crowd understood that Jesus was the Messiah; what they did not understand was that it wasn’t time to set up the kingdom yet—although Jesus had tried to tell them so (Luke 19:11–12). The crowd’s actions along the road give rise to the name “Palm Sunday”: “A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, while others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road” (Matthew 21:8). In strewing their cloaks on the road, the people were giving Jesus the royal treatment—King Jehu was given similar honor at his coronation (2 Kings 9:13). John records the detail that the branches they cut were from palm trees (John 12:13).

On that first Palm Sunday, the people also honored Jesus verbally: “The crowds that went ahead of him and those that followed shouted, ‘Hosanna to the Son of David!’ / ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’ / ‘Hosanna in the highest heaven!’” (Matthew 21:9). In their praise of Jesus, the Jewish crowds were quoting Psalm 118:25–26, an acknowledged prophecy of the Christ. The allusion to a Messianic psalm drew resentment from the religious leaders present: “Some of the Pharisees in the crowd said to Jesus, ‘Teacher, rebuke your disciples!’” (Luke 19:39). However, Jesus saw no need to rebuke those who told the truth. He replied, “I tell you . . . if they keep quiet, the stones will cry out” (Luke 19:40).

Some 450 to 500 years prior to Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, the prophet Zechariah had prophesied the event we now call Palm Sunday: “Rejoice greatly, Daughter Zion! / Shout, Daughter Jerusalem! / See, your king comes to you, / righteous and victorious, / lowly and riding on a donkey, / on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). The prophecy was fulfilled in every particular, and it was indeed a time of rejoicing, as Jerusalem welcomed their King. Unfortunately, the celebration was not to last. The crowds looked for a Messiah who would rescue them politically and free them nationally, but Jesus had come to save them spiritually. First things first, and mankind’s primary need is spiritual, not political, cultural, or national salvation.

Even as the coatless multitudes waved the palm branches and shouted for joy, they missed the true reason for Jesus’ presence. They could neither see nor understand the cross. That’s why, “as [Jesus] approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, ‘If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies . . . will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you” (Luke 19:41–47). It is a tragic thing to see the Savior but not recognize Him for who He is. The crowds who were crying out “Hosanna!” on Palm Sunday were crying out “Crucify Him!” later that week (Matthew 27:22–23).

There is coming a day when every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord (Philippians 2:10–11). The worship will be real then. Also, John records a scene in heaven that features the eternal celebration of the risen Lord: “There before me was a great multitude that no one could count, from every nation, tribe, people and language, standing before the throne and before the Lamb. They were wearing white robes and were holding palm branches in their hands” (Revelation 7:9, emphasis added). These palm-bearing saints will shout, “Salvation belongs to our God, who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb” (verse 10), and who can measure sum of their joy?

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Sin Is A Thief Of Glory – Overcoming Besetting Sin

Sin Is A Thief Of Glory – Overcoming Besetting Sin

Sin Is A Thief Of Glory - Overcoming Besetting Sin

A fault to which a person or institution is especially prone.
"there was a danger of the country reverting to its besetting sin of complacency"
synonyms: Persistent, Constant, recurrent, recurring
 
                                                   Sin Is A Thief Of Glory
sin

Sin, Enemy of Soul

Sin causes Christians to become craven cowards who live in humiliating defeat. They can't stand up with courage against sin because of the secret sin in their own lives. They excuse the sins of others because of the disobedience in their own hearts and they can't preach victory because they live in defeat. Some of them once knew what it was like to live victoriously, taking vengeance against sin, having fulfilled Christ's righteousness in their own lives. They experienced the power, the courage, the blessings that come to those who are obedient to the Lord. Today they are but a shadow of their old selves. Now they hang their heads in shame, unable to look the world in the eye, victimized by a sin that rules their lives. A besetting sin has robbed them of their spiritual vitality and one enemy after another is raised up against them.

Hebrews 12:1 King James Version (KJV)

"Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us"
Four ministers got away for a retreat. As they sat around the fire talking, one pastor said, “Let’s all share our besetting sins. I’ll go first. My besetting sin is that every so often I slip away from the office to the race track and bet on the horses.” The second pastor volunteered, “My besetting sin is that I keep a bottle of wine down in my basement. When I get really frustrated with my deacons, I sneak down there and have a nip of wine.” The third pastor gulped and said, “My besetting sin is that I keep a punching bag at home. When I get mad at somebody in the church, I go home and think about that person as I hit the punching bag.” They all turned to the fourth pastor and asked, “Well, what is your besetting sin?” He hesitated, but they coaxed him. Finally, he said, “My besetting sin is gossip, and with all that I've heard here tonight, I can’t wait to get home!”

Yes, we all struggle with besetting sins. They’re like a piece of furniture that you keep hitting your shin against. At some point, you would think you would learn to avoid it. But when it’s been a while and you aren’t thinking about it--Whack! You do it again.

The first thing to consider in how to overcome habitual sin is to note the change, or transformation, that takes place when a person is saved. The Bible describes the natural man as “dead in sin and trespasses” (Ephesians 2:1). As a result of Adam’s fall into sin, man is born spiritually dead. In this state of spiritual death, man is unable and unwilling to follow and obey God and habitual sin naturally follows. Natural man sees the things of God as foolishness (1 Corinthians 2:14) and is hostile toward God (Romans 8:7). When a person is saved, a transformation takes place. The apostle Paul refers to this as the new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). From the moment we place our faith in Christ, we are in the process of sanctification.

The process of sanctification is that by which those who are in Christ are conformed by the Holy Spirit into the image of Christ (Romans 8:29). Sanctification in this life will never be fully complete, which means that believers will always struggle with remaining sin. Paul describes this battle with sin in Romans 7:15–25. In that passage he notes that, even though he desires to do what is good in the eyes of God, he often does what is evil instead. He does the evil he doesn’t want to do and fails to do the good that he wants to do. In this, he is describing every Christian’s struggle with sin.

James says we all sin in many ways (James 3:2). Experience tells us that we struggle differently with sin, perhaps one sin being more of a tripping point for one believer than another. For some it might be anger whereas for others it is gossip or lying. We might refer to a sin that is particularly difficult for us to overcome as a “besetting” sin or a "habitual" sin. These besetting sins are often, but not exclusively, habits that we developed during our lives as unbelievers and require more grace and discipline to overcome.

Part of the process of overcoming these habitual, or besetting, sins is in recognizing the transformation that has indeed taken place within the believer. Paul writes, “So you also must consider yourselves dead to sin and alive to God in Christ Jesus” (Romans 6:11). When Paul says, “Consider yourselves dead to sin,” he is telling us to remember that, in coming to Christ, the power of sin has been broken in our lives. He uses the metaphor of slavery to make this point. We were at one time slaves to sin, but now we are slaves to righteousness (Romans 6:17–18). At the cross the power of sin was broken, and, in becoming Christians, we are set free from sin’s mastery over us. Therefore, when a Christian sins, it is no longer out of the necessity of his nature, but because he has willfully submitted himself to sin’s dominion (Galatians 5:1).

The next part of the process is recognizing our inability to overcome habitual sin and our need to rely on the power of God’s Holy Spirit, who dwells within us. Back to Romans 7. Paul says, “For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out” (Romans 7:18). The Christian’s struggle against sin is one in which our ability does not match our desire. That is why we need the power of the Holy Spirit. Paul later says, “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you” (Romans 8:11). The Holy Spirit, through God’s Word (John 17:17), works sanctification in the people of God. Habitual sin is overcome as we submit ourselves to God and refuse the temptations of the flesh (James 4:7–8).

Another part of the process of overcoming habitual sin is to change the habits that facilitate it. We have to adopt the attitude of Joseph who, when tempted by Potiphar’s wife to come to bed with her, left the room so quickly that he left his cloak in her hands (Genesis 39:15). We simply must make every effort to run from the things that tempt us to sin, including access to food if we are given to overeating, and access to pornography if we are tempted to sexual sin. Jesus tells us to cut off our hand or pluck out our eye if they “offend” us (Matthew 5:29–30). This means removing from our lives the things that tempt us to sin even when those are things we enjoy. In short, we have to change the habits that lead to habitual sin.

Finally, we need to immerse ourselves in the truth of the gospel. The gospel is not only the means by which we are saved, but it is also the means by which we are sanctified (Romans 16:25). If we think we are saved by grace, but sanctified by our own efforts, we fall into error (Galatians 3:1–3). Sanctification is as much a work of God as justification. The promise we have from Scripture is that He who began a good work in us will complete it on the last day (Philippians 1:6).

Jesus Christ consistently encourages us to be an overcomer like Himself Rev. 2&3 and He profoundly counselled us in Rev. 3:18 "I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that you mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see." This simply means if we are in Him, and He in us, the wicked on cannot tempt us to continue to live sin.

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What Relevance Does Gospel Crusade Has With Biblical Method Of Evangelism?

What Relevance Does Gospel Crusade Has With Biblical Method Of Evangelism?

 What Relevance Does Gospel Crusade Has With Biblical Method Of Evangelism?

crusade

“The Acts of the Apostles of Jesus Christ are not mere history, but it is a pattern which Jesus Christ wants His Church to be at all time.”

A gospel crusade is a concentrated effort to evangelize a city or region. Prior to the preaching the groundwork is laid: a large venue is rented, whole communities are invited, musicians and counselors are lined up, and churches are asked to pray. When the big day arrives, a high-profile evangelist preaches a public message or a series of messages on salvation and gives an invitation to respond. Evangelists who have used the gospel crusade method of evangelism to speak to millions include George WhitefieldCharles FinneyD. L. MoodyBilly Sunday, and Billy Graham.

Gospel crusades have been in existence since the second chapter of Acts and since then have exploded in number and popularity. Some crusades claim to present the gospel; some of them don’t. Some crusades may be labeled “gospel,” but are in fact focused on physical healing, inspirational messages, or prosperity. For the purposes of this article, we will define a gospel crusade as a scheduled event designed to attract a large number of people for the purposes of presenting God’s plan of salvation through Jesus Christ. We will also assume for the purposes of this article that the true biblical gospel is indeed preached at the crusades we will consider.

The first “crusade” of sorts is found in Acts 2:14–41, after the Holy Spirit had come upon the disciples. Peter immediately began speaking to the thousands gathered at Pentecost, explaining the phenomenon they were seeing and hearing. These formerly terrified followers of Jesus were suddenly speaking boldly in other languages so that travelers from many nations could hear the gospel in their own tongues. Three thousand new converts were added to the kingdom that day. Clearly, this gospel crusade was a biblical method of evangelism.

The next verse (Acts 2:42) shows us why this gospel crusade was so effective. There was follow-up, and the new believers “devoted themselves to the apostles teaching, to fellowship, and to prayer.” Those new converts were immediately welcomed into the church at Jerusalem where they were instructed about how to be disciples of Christ (see Matthew 28:19–20). One weakness of the crusade method of evangelism is the lack of follow-up. Of the thousands who flock to the front to “give their lives to Jesus,” how many continue in the faith? Although many reputable evangelists such as Billy and Franklin Graham strive to connect new believers with local churches, the numbers don’t support the claim that most of those responding to an altar call were truly born again. Jesus said, “If you continue in my word, you are truly my disciples” (John 8:31). The implication is that those who do not continue in His word never were His disciples to begin with.

There are many acceptable methods of presenting the gospel, and none should be discounted if the truth is proclaimed. A gospel crusade is only one way, but often we think of it as the best way. We may subconsciously excuse our lack of personal evangelism by assuming that unbelievers will be exposed to a gospel crusade through TV or in person and hear the truth that way. There may be instances when an unbeliever is so hardened against the gospel that he or she has been resistant to personal evangelism but is drawn to a gospel crusade through the celebrity status of the speaker or musicians. However, as followers of Christ carrying His mandate of winning the lost, we should never assume that the message is somehow reaching those who need it without our participation.

God uses many avenues to reach those He came to save, including gospel crusades. As His followers, we should be actively involved in helping Him through every means possible. When we support gospel crusades through our time, finances, and participation and, at the same time, seek to draw people to Jesus through our personal witness, we can be confident that we are obeying Jesus’ last words to us and helping Him make disciples of all nations.

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IMAGO DEI – CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

IMAGO DEI – CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD

 
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THE JOY OF EVERY BELIEVER

THE JOY OF EVERY BELIEVER

ACT. 1: 10-11

“And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as he went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel: 11 Which also said, “Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen Him go into heaven.”

The “second coming” is the term used to refer to the future event when Jesus will return to Earth, conquer His enemies, and reign as King of the world. Jesus described His return in Matthew 24:30: “Then will appear in heaven the sign of the Son of Man, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” John saw Jesus as a mighty warrior in Revelation 19:11-16: “Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! The one sitting on it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on His head are many diadems, and He has a name written that no one knows but himself. He is clothed in a robe dipped in blood, and the Name by which He is called is The Word of God. And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, were following Him on white horses. From His mouth comes a sharp sword with which to strike down the nations, and He will rule them with a rod of iron. He will tread the winepress of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. On His robe and on His thigh He has a Name written, King of kings and Lord of lords.”


The concept of Jesus’ second coming was a mystery to Jews and Jesus’ followers until He ascended into heaven after His crucifixion and resurrection. The Jews knew of the suffering Servant (Isaiah 53) and the conquering King, but they didn’t understand that the work of the Servant and the work of the King would occur at two different times (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6-7; Zechariah 14:4). People laid down their coats and palm branches for Jesus during His triumphal entry into Jerusalem because they expected a military leader to save them from Roman rule. Even after Jesus’ death and resurrection, the disciples didn’t understand He had to leave and return. After Jesus ascended to heaven, the angels explained to the confused disciples, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand looking into heaven? This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw Him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11).

People today still confuse Jesus’ second coming with the rapture of the church, which occurs prior to Jesus’ second coming. The rapture is described in I Thessalonians 4:16-17: “For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.” During the rapture, Jesus will come down to the skies to collect His followers, but He will not set foot on the Earth; He will remain in the air.

Zechariah 14:4 says that Jesus’ feet will “stand on the Mount of Olives.” When Jesus returns, He will fulfill prophecy, destroy His enemies (Zechariah 12:1-9; Revelation 19:15-16), gather and bless His people (Isaiah 11:11; Zechariah 12:10), and reign as King (Isaiah 11). We cannot know when Jesus’ second coming will occur (Matthew 24:36; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2), although we can look for signs—events that must occur beforehand (Matthew 24:4-29; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-12; Revelation 6–18). Like the other prophecies about the end times, the promise of Jesus’ return is to give us encouragement (Titus 2:13) and to exhort us to continue to trust and obey Him (Matthew 25:19-21).

It is so amazing to see wives/husbands looking forward to the return of their spouses, children always love to see their parents return home, and laborers count calendar to the day they will receive their wages.  

In all these, the relevant question for every professed child of God is: are you ready to receive Him back? are you prepared? are you even looking forward to this great return of our Lord, Master, Elder brother, our nearest kinsman, husband of the Church, Savior, Messiah, The Rewarder, Jesus The Christ.

OUR RISEN LORD!
Who is Worthy in the Heavens or on the earth to pay the debt of Sin for everyone?
Who can win the Victory over satan, death, hell and the grave?
He is The LION OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, JESUS CHRIST, THE SON OF THE LIVING GOD.
Ohhhh! He alone is Worthy!
To Worship and Adore!
The Lamb of God, Victorious- OUR RISEN LORD!
He purchased our Redemption
Our righteousness is HE
Please, Exhalt the Name of JESUS CHRIST, THE KING
HE IS WORTHY!

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WHY IS PRAYER A DIFFICULT TASK FOR SOME CHILDREN OF GOD?

WHY IS PRAYER A DIFFICULT TASK FOR SOME CHILDREN OF GOD?

PRAY AS IF EVERYTHING DEPEND ON GOD

Luke 18:1 says, “He also spoke a parable to them that they must always pray, and not give up.”

Yes, the Bible tells us we should “pray continually” (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Unfortunately, for many of us, a few minutes spent in prayer feels like forever. Why do we struggle so much with prayer when we know how vital it is to our relationship with God?

 

We certainly don’t lack information about how to pray. Christian bookstores are packed with books that explain in great detail the various methods of prayer. But perhaps we need to also direct our attention to our motivation, our attitude, in prayer. The following article, entitled “Focus on the Father” by Rusty Rustenbach (excerpted from Discipleship Journal, Issue 6), explores how our attitude can make prayer an adventure rather than a burden.  As you read through the article, underline any portions that stand out to you. Then respond to the questions and exercises.

 

Privilege of Prayer

Of all the ingredients in discipleship, the area many of us struggle with most is prayer. According to one recently published estimate, a typical Christian layman spends about three and a half minutes each day in prayer. Full-time Christian workers average about seven minutes per day. This pitiful situation must amaze even the Lord Himself, for Isaiah 59:16 records that when no one was found to intercede for His people, God was appalled. Why do we fail to take full advantage of the privilege of prayer? Is it a lack of discipline? Are we too busy? Are we unmotivated?

 

1. What things make it difficult for you to spend quality time in prayer?

 

_Too busy or tired

_ Can’t concentrate

_ Don’t know what to pray about

_ Don’t feel like it

_ Feel guilty

_ Not convinced it makes a difference

_ Other:

 

Perhaps the basic cause of our weakness in prayer relates to how we view God. We may have no genuine awe for the One “who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth” (Isaiah 51:13). God seems more like a superhero from a child’s cartoon, whittled down to human size.

 

If we aren’t captivated by God, prayer is a tedious task. It becomes a discipline that only those with wills of steel can master. I once regarded prayer as “gutting it out” before God. It meant trying to bring reams and reams of petitions before the Lord. The more requests I could bring, the more spiritual I was.

 

2. What similarities do you see between the author’s approach (bringing “reams and reams of petitions before the Lord”) and Jesus’ admonition in Matthew 6:7?

 
 
 

3. How would you compare the focus of prayer in Matthew 6:7 with the focus in Matthew 6:9-13? Which of these is most like your approach to prayer?

 

Communion or Wrestling Match?

I also misinterpreted statements from godly men about the importance of prayer. Martin Luther’s statement that “I have so much business I cannot get on without spending three hours daily in prayer” implied to me that prayer was a guaranteed formula for success.

Rather than being a dynamic communion with the sovereign Lord of the universe, to me prayer was an exercise meant to wrestle effects into the lives of people and to manipulate God’s hand. Prayer became lifeless

and tedious. It was like castor oil: terrible tasting, but good for me.

 

4. Which of the following statements describe your general attitude toward prayer? Check all that apply.

_ Prayer is like a marriage—it is hard work but can be very rewarding.

_ I want to like prayer, but I really don’t.

_ Prayer is like writing “thank you” notes—it is an obligation I need to fulfill.

_ I look forward to prayer.

_ I enjoy the time I spend in prayer, but I would like to go deeper.

_ Other:

 

Yet God reminded me of the truth I was neglecting: He wanted to commune with me. What does this mean? Communion is defined as the intimate sharing of thoughts and emotions, and an intimate fellowship, rapport, or communication. This is the kind of relationship God wants with me.

 

5. How is God’s desire for communion (intimate relationship) with us expressed in the following verses
a. Isaiah 30:18

b. Isaiah 65:1-2

c. Jeremiah 33:3

d. Matthew 23:37

e. Romans 5:8-10

f. 1 John 4:9-10

6. Summarize in your own words the most significant or meaningful insight you gained from the verses above.

 

What Is Your Picture of God?

I saw I had become hardened to the excitement of walking in continual awareness of God’s presence. I realized afresh that He desires open communion with me. He has little interest in the petition gymnastics I was trying to perfect in prayer. He wants me to be preoccupied with Himself. Seeing God this way enables us to stand in awe of Him. It stimulates our heart to vital communion and conversation with Him. Seeing God as He is requires faith on our part, but whoever is enamored and thrilled with God is then rightly motivated to pray. Discipline will still be necessary, but prayer won’t be drudgery. I believe that is hat John 4:24 is hinting at: “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth” (emphasis added)

7. Read John 4:4-30, the context of the story of the woman at the well:

  • a. How did the Samaritan woman’s inaccurate picture of God affect her ability to worship Him “in spirit and in truth”?
  • b. What aspects of God’s character are hardest for you to grasp (for example, all-powerful, ever-present, all-knowing, sovereign, holy, righteous, loving, merciful, faithful, and so on)? How might this affect your prayer life?
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In Loving Memory Of Nabeel Qureshi

In Loving Memory Of Nabeel Qureshi

NABEEL QURESHI

By Dr. Frank Turek 

How does a man facing his own premature death exude an uplifting combination of grace, love and truth? My friend Nabeel Qureshi, who has done that for more than a year, died at age 34 on Saturday. In case you don’t know, Nabeel was a former devout Muslim who became a powerful defender of Christianity after a seven-year process of evaluating the evidence for Christianity with his friend David Wood. His first book, Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus is an international best seller.
Since being diagnosed with stage four stomach cancer last year, Nabeel has shared his thoughts, concerns and prayers through 43 video blogs on his YouTube channel. His last video, recorded from his hospital bed just seven days before his death, is a request for us to use his work and example to love others to the truth.
As you will see in his videos, Nabeel exhibited the love of Christ to the end. He never wavered in his confidence that God could heal him, but recognized that He might not. Nabeel understood that we live in a fallen world, and that God doesn’t promise any of us a long, trouble-free life. In fact, Jesus promised more of the opposite. He said that “In the world you will have tribulation. But be of good cheer. I have overcome the world” (John 16:33b).
Nevertheless, while it seems insensitive to ask this while we grieve, people are wondering why didn’t God heal Nabeel. After all, he was a brilliant and charismatic young man taken away from his wife, Michelle, and daughter, Ayah, and the rest of us, far too early. Nabeel had so much more to give to his family and the kingdom of God that his death seems completely senseless.
So why didn’t God heal Nabeel?
Is it because an evil, such as a premature death, proves that there is no God? No, because evil wouldn’t exist unless good existed, and good wouldn’t exist unless God existed. Evil doesn’t exist on its own. It only exists as a lack in a good thing. Cancer can’t exist on its own. It can only exist as a lack in a good body. So when we complain about evil, we are actually presupposing good. But an objective standard of good is a standard that is beyond mere human opinion. That can only be God’s nature. So evil may prove there’s a devil out there, but it can’t disprove God. Instead, evil boomerangs back to show that God actually does exist.
Is it because Allah is the true God, and He punished Nabeel for leaving Him. No, there’s excellent evidence the Christian God, not Allah, is the true God (see Nabeel’s book No God but One). Moreover, Muslims who suggest this should be asked, “Why did Allah wait until Nabeel had written three best-selling books, made hundreds of hours of videos and helped bring hundreds of Muslims to Christ? Is Allah’s timing off?” Not only that, Nabeel’s work will continue to bring people to Christ, probably in an accelerated manner after his passing.
Some might suggest that people like Nabeel, who experience tragedy, must be worse sinners than others. Jesus refuted that kind of shallow speculation directly in Luke 13, when he said, “I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”  Indeed, we are all sinners who will perish and we need to repent before it’s too late.

Is it because Nabeel didn’t have enough “faith”?  People who claim such nonsense don’t know Nabeel or correct theology. Nabeel’s trust in Christ was deep and unwavering. But the larger point is that faith doesn’t guarantee good health and wealth as “Word of Faith” preachers assert. In fact, their self-serving theology can be refuted by one simple observation:  Jesus and the apostles weren’t healthy and wealthy. In fact, they suffered and died for their beliefs. Don’t tell me they didn’t have enough faith!
So why didn’t God heal Nabeel?  What purpose could God have for allowing Nabeel to die? In answering that question, we need to admit that there can be no ultimate purpose to Nabeel’s death (or any event) if there is no purpose to life. But since God does exist, and the purpose of life is to be reconciled with Him though His son, Jesus, then even tragedies can help achieve that purpose. Perhaps more people will come to know Christ because of Nabeel’s death. It’s impossible for us to know the extent of that right now, but it’s not impossible for God.

We can’t see it completely because every event, good and bad, ripples forward into the future to impact innumerable other events and people. I call this the ripple effect. But it’s also known as the butterfly effect because it recognizes that a butterfly flapping its wings in South Africa, for example, can start a ripple effect that ultimately brings rain to a drought-stricken portion of the United States. We don’t have the capacity to trace all of those ripples, but an all-powerful being who is outside of time can. In fact, there have been billions of events in history, both good and bad, that helped make you who you are and helped put you where you are.

So we don’t know why God didn’t heal Nabeel, but we know why we don’t know why.  We’re finite and God is infinite. The good news is God’s character and power guarantees that He will bring good from evil “to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose” (Rom. 8:28b). That may happen later in this life, and it certainly will spill over into eternal life.

The ripple effect led Jacques Marie Louis Monsabré, a former pastor at Notre Dame in Paris, to trust God even when he couldn’t see any good coming evil. He said: “If God would concede me His omnipotence for 24 hours, you would see how many changes I would make in the world. But if He gave me His wisdom too, I would leave things as they are.”

Indeed, God will redeem Nabeel’s death for good like he redeemed Nabeel himself. But while Nabeel is now with the Lord, Michele and Ayah remain with us. As Nabeel asked in one of his final videos, please pray for them as well as Nabeel’s loving parents. And If you can help Michele and Ayah financially, would you please do so here?  

While we grieve, let us be thankful for Nabeel’s eternally significant life. He did more for the kingdom of God in 34 years than 10,000 people do in 80. And the ripples he created—waves really—will help carry people into heaven for generations. Blessings to you, brother. See you on the other side.

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HOME ALONE WITH GOD

HOME ALONE WITH GOD

alone

Quiet Time

 ALONE WITH GOD

All relationships take time, a relationship with God, while unlike other relationships in many ways, still follows the rules of other relationships. The Bible is filled with comparisons to help us conceptualize our relationship with God. For example, Christ is depicted as the bridegroom, and the Church is depicted as the bride. Marriage is two joining their lives as one (Genesis 2:24). Such intimacy involves time spent alone with one another. Another relationship is that of father and child. Close parental relationships are those in which children and parents have special “alone time” together. Spending time alone with a loved one provides the opportunity to truly come to know that person. Spending time alone with God is no different. When we’re alone with God, we draw closer to Him and get to know Him in a different way than we do in group settings.

alone
God desires “alone time” with us. He wants a personal relationship with us. He created us as individuals, “knitting” us in the womb (Psalm 139:13). God knows the intimate details of our lives, such as the number of hairs on our heads (Luke 12:7). He knows the sparrows individually, and “you are worth more than many sparrows” (Matthew 10:29, 31). He invites us to come to Him and know Him (Isaiah 1:18; Revelation 22:17; Song of Solomon 4:8). When we desire to know God intimately, we will seek Him early (Psalm 63:1) and spend time with Him. We will be like Mary, sitting at Jesus’ feet listening to His voice (Luke 10:39). We will hunger and thirst for righteousness, and we will be filled (Matthew 5:6).

Perhaps the best reason for us to spend time alone with God is to follow biblical examples. In the Old Testament, we see God call prophets to come to Him alone. Moses met with God alone at the burning bush and then on Mt. Sinai. David, whose many psalms reflect a confident familiarity with God, communed with Him while on the run from Saul (Psalm 57). God’s presence passed by as Elijah was in the cave. In the New Testament, Jesus spent time alone with God (Matthew 14:13; Mark 1:35; Mark 6:45-46; Mark 14:32-34; Luke 4:42; Luke 5:16; Luke 6:12; Luke 9:18; John 6:15). Jesus actually instructed us to pray to God alone at times: “When you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen” (Matthew 6:6a).
alone with God
To rely on Jesus as our vine (John 15:1-8), we will need to be directly, intimatelyconnected to Him. Just as a branch is linked directly to the vine and, through the vine, connected to other branches, so we are linked directly to Christ and therefore share in a community. We spend time alone with God and in corporate worship for the best nourishment. Without time alone with God, we will find needs unmet; we will not truly know the abundant life He gives.

Spending time alone with God rids our minds of distraction so that we can focus on Him and hear His Word. Abiding in Him, we enjoy the intimacy to which He calls us and come to truly know Him.

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Pray The Benefits Of Fasting Over Your Life

Pray The Benefits Of Fasting Over Your Life

 

PRAYER RE-ALIGNS

prayerThe rewards of fasting far outweigh the obstacles of the enemy. Fasting has great rewards. Many believers are unaware of the great rewards that come through fasting. Understanding the great benefits of fasting will motivate more believers to make it a regular part of their lives.
Matthew 6:17-18 says: “But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, so that you will not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”
God promises rewards to those who fast in secret. Reward is God’s favor, abundance and blessing. The open rewards of fasting include blessing, abundance, favor and prosperity. Learn the secret of obtaining God’s reward through private fasting.
No one needs to know you are fasting. As the Holy Spirit leads you, make this a personal discipline between you and God and see how He rewards you. “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for he who comes to God must believe that He exists and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Heb. 11:6).

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TAKE ACTION NOW!

Declare these rewards of fasting over your life to break the strongholds of the enemy: “Lord, I believe in the power of Your chosen fast (Isa. 58). Let my fasting destroy the yokes that the enemy has set up against me. Let Your light come into my life. Let health, healing and miracles be released in my life, and let me see breakthroughs of salvation and deliverance in my life through Your chosen fast. Let Your power and authority be released in my life. I drive every stubborn demon out of my life. Let every assignment of hell against me be broken—all pride, rebellion and witchcraft operating in my life will be destroyed through Your chosen fast.”
Believers can also declare the blessings of God in their life: “I humble my soul through fasting; let Your favor exalt me. Let Your anointing increase in my life. Let me enjoy restoration. Let Your covenant blessing and mercy be released on me. Nothing is impossible with You, Lord. Let my impossibilities become possibilities through Your chosen fast. Let my prayers be answered speedily. Guide me and manifest Your glory to me.”
For a slightly different approach, pray and declare the promises God gave his followers in Scripture: “I will fast according to the fast chosen by the Lord (Isa. 58:5). I will set my face toward the Lord God to make requests by prayer and supplication, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes (Dan. 9:3). I will proclaim a fast and humble myself before our God, to seek from Him the right way for my family and all our possessions (Ezra 8:21). I will turn to the Lord with fasting, weeping and mourning (Joel 2:12). I fast to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo heavy burdens, to the let the oppressed go free and to break every yoke (Isa. 58:6). I will fast in the secret place, and my Father, who sees in secret, will reward me openly (Matt. 6:18). I will not depart from the temple of the Lord but will serve God with fasting and prayers night and day (Luke 2:37).”

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3 YEARS ON… When Will The SCOAN Victims Get Justice?

3 YEARS ON… When Will The SCOAN Victims Get Justice?

3 YEARS ON… When Will The SCOAN Victims Get Justice?

FATAI BALOGUN ALIAS T.B. JOSHUA BELIEVE WE HAD FORGOTTEN

TRIBUTE: Three years ago today, over 115 gullible people seeking healing and an encounter with God died when the building they were staying in collapsed on top of them. Countless others got life changing injury, some never being able to walk or work again. if any of these people are member of your household or your breadwinner, what will you do?

INQUIRY

In July 2015, the coroner released his report – proving that the building collapsed was inevitable due to a litany of serious structural failings, for example:

1) Inadequate beams of 750mm by 225mm (should have been 900mm by 300mm)

scoan collapsed
2) Inadequately reinforced columns (should have been reinforced with 12 x Y25 bars or 20 x Y20mm bars. Instead they used 10 x Y20 bars (as seen in the video released by SCOAN).
3) Inadequate bearing pressure for the central column due to the 2m x 2m x 0.9m foundations.

scoan

Unbraced Structure with intention to kill People

4) Failure to introduce rigid zones for bracing the structure and did not design the frames as an unbraced structure.
5) Failure to provide movement joints that could have absorbed any movement due to creep, contraction, expansion and differential settlement etc..
6) 8 out of the 12 main beams of the structure failed because they were undersized, under-reinforced (both in tension and shear), the tension bars were poorly anchored to the column supports and 8 x Y20 was used instead of 14 x Y20.
7) The ground floor columns were slender and readily gave in to buckling.
The coroner Oyetade Komolafe ruled that SCOAN were criminally negligent, and should be investigated and prosecuted, “The ‘church’ was culpable because of criminal negligence resulting in the death of the victims” (Source: BBC).

In April 2016, after many attempts by SCOAN to disrupt or stall the court proceedings, charges were finally read. The charges are “failure to obtain building approval contrary to Section 75 of the Urban and Regional Planning Law of Lagos State 2010 and involuntary manslaughter causing death contrary to Section 222 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011“. In June 2016, the trial started, but after a couple of days it went silent without conclusion. SCOAN have not been cleared of the charges, but nor have they been found guilty – the whole case has gone silent.

Where is the justice for the many families who have lost loved ones, or those whose lives will never be the same again due to their horrific injuries? We belief Lagos State Government can do better than this – by showing authority, exhibiting passion to defend the defenseless, and bring this case to a tangible conclusion. Even if you are a SCOAN supporter, surely you can agree with us that it is not in SCOAN’s favor to have this unconcluded criminal investigation over their head? Reports show that visitors to SCOAN has reduced by up to 90%. Either SCOAN is guilty and should face the consequences of their lethal actions, or they should have their name cleared. This limbo situation is in nobodies favor (except SCOAN, if they know they are guilty).

DECEPTION OF THE AGE
T.B. Joshua has become an embarrassment to Nigeria. What more could prove that this charlatan, con-artist is a dangerous false prophet than him not been able to see the collapse of his own building which killed over 115 gullible foreigners. He is always very quick to put out over edited videos and Photoshop pictures, purporting to have predicted many disaster happening around the world to look relevant, but right in his compound he could not predict those that add up to the number of people that perished in his own house. Joshua is a psychopath with zero empathy for the victims of tragedies as he releases fulfilment of false videos to corroborates lies.

I AM A WITNESS

Now, read this: This is neither an allegation, nor speculation; as someone who once lived in the synagogue for over a decade, and worked in various departments in leadership capacity, closely to the direct source, I know some deeper things about tbJoshua and the synagogue. There are two major reasons that points to the collapsed of the Synagogue, I can not be wrong on both ways.

They are:

  • 1. Fatai Balogun alias tbJoshua, a con-artist, occult master used the people for spiritual sacrifice with the aim of gaining more power in the evil realm. He has been doing it before now, people mysteriously dies in the synagogue, workers die, members die, ‘disciples’ dies and they are buried secretly, but this was too Huge to be covered, Joshua could not hide it. Since the time I left synagogue in 2008, for over 6years to 2014, Joshua had not been able to travel outside the shores of Nigeria for his usual scam crusades; but shortly after the collapsed, Joshua went to Mexico to display falsehood, this is not side talk, check the record.
    Never in the history of the Church of the living God has the children of God suffer such disaster in the hands of a satanic agent like tbJoshua. The more reason people should know their Creator and serve Him devotedly without running to prayer arrangers, especially places like Synagogue ‘church’. Synagogue is not a Church of Jesus Christ, tbJoshua is not a christian. You can never tell when Joshua’s demons wants to strike to drink Blood and unleash mayhem on the innocents. No one knows the days they are thirsty for human blood aside the animal sacrifices tbJoshua carried out periodically, it can be in the least time people expected. I have witnessed how people died suddenly and their deaths were covered up in terrifying secrecy. We don’t want to magnify satan, Joshua has demons, disembodied spirits at his beck and call, which he sends on errands, and they affect and wreck havocs in the lives of those who are not standing firm in the Lord. Our Lord said it, that if it were possible, even the very elect, satan want to pluck them MATTHEW 24:24.  We should know that life is a battle ground, we shall all engage in one battle or another. Some shall be devoured, and there are some that cannot be devoured. DANIEL 11:32-33 says, “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. 33And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.” I appeal to the people of God to stop living in carnality, the food of satan is dust, if you don’t live in the Spirit, you may become food for satan. Anyone who lives in the flesh (dust) is a candidate to be devoured by the devil and its agents 1PETER 5:8. God does not shift base; we are the ones that experiences God in dimensions. “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you” JAMES 4:8.

Now, Joshua has done his evil work, the dead are gone and he believes that the whole noise of prosecuting him by the government of Nigeria would soon die down. He always boosts that whenever things of this nature happens to him, it is for a higher height and promotion. The question is: must Joshua continue to kill for more evil power at the detriment of the innocents? We pray that this will not continue; every individual who thinks they are untouchable even in the extreme instances of causing pain, calamity, and so many deaths shall face reprisal from God. TBJoshua belongs to different occult society with some top Nigerian government officials, who returns favor to each other in time of trouble, but God will expose you all.

  • 2. I know how Joshua reasons in regards to building structures in the synagogue.  Joshua is desperately trying to buy as many land that is adjacent to the synagogue area because in the figment of his mind, he want to over shadowed The Redeemed Christian Church of God, and Living Faith Church. So he uses people to front for him to buy various lands around synagogue environs, because people would not have sold their properties directly to him because they know who he truly is, and after buying such land through deceit, he will quickly build ramshackle structures on them in the name of expansion without government approval or building expert. These can be corroborated by some ‘ex disciples’ who have gained their sanity back after leaving synagogue. Paul Agomoh, Linda, Kazeem, Lola, Bisola (myself), Ogra, Falusi, Baba Amala and some other people which I cannot remember their names now are the ‘Job men’ which Joshua would use to supervise laborers. The people aforementioned knows nothing about building constructions.  I was a banker before I got to the synagogue, Baba Amala was a printer, Linda was a beautician, Ogra was an artist, Lola was a teacher, Paul was into Publishing/song writing, and others were into various trades, but we were converted to builders without any fundamental training.  (Excerpts from ‘THE T.B. JOSHUA I KNOW…Deception Of The Age Unmasked’)

We need to keep the families of the departed in our prayers to be strong, and continue to use this sad occurrence as deterrents to others who are in habits of looking for spiritual arrangers and false prophets. What you make happen for others, God will make happen for you. Let’s share this until it get to the attention of relevant authorities.

May the dead rest in peace!

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What Is Christian Spirituality?

What Is Christian Spirituality?

In contemporary society, Christian spirituality is generally defined as a set of beliefs, values, and way of life that reflect the teachings of the Bible, the holy book of Christianity. Much research has been devoted to this topic, ranging from practical to academic. But what does the Bible teach on this issue?


First, Christian spirituality is biblically defined as the practice of the beliefs of the Christian faith. It includes both knowledge and action. James 1:25 notes, for example, “But the one who looks into the perfect law, the law of liberty, and perseveres, being no hearer who forgets but a doer who acts, he will be blessed in his doing.” From the earliest writings of the New Testament, the principle of integrated and authentic faith and action has been taught as essential to Christian spirituality.

Second, Christian spirituality relies on the power of the Holy Spirit to live according to God’s will. The Holy Spirit serves to lead us into all truth (John 16:13), gives joy (Ephesians 5:18), and convicts when we sin (Ephesians 4:30). For example, 1 John 1:5-8 teaches, “This is the message we have heard from him and proclaim to you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus his Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.” True spirituality depends on the supernatural power God gives through the Holy Spirit rather than dependence on human strength.

Third, Christian spirituality is concerned for all of a person’s life. Rather than separating spiritual, physical, financial, social, and other life components into distinct areas, Christian spirituality is concerned with how all of life connects to our relationship with God. For example, the use of our finances reflects the attitude of our heart (Matthew 6:21). How we treat our body reflects our spiritual life in important ways (1 Corinthians 6:20).



Finally, the pursuit of Christian spirituality will result in what the Bible calls the fruit of the Spirit: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law” (Galatians 5:22-23). When a believer lives by the power of God’s Spirit, it produces godly qualities as well as brings honor to God. As Jesus taught, “In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven” (Matthew 5:16). Seen from this perspective, Christian spirituality is for the honor of God, personal maturity, and serves as a blessing to others, both through the good deeds that take place as well as a heart attitude that points others to God.

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ARE YOU TRUE OR FALSE? CHECK YOURSELF

ARE YOU TRUE OR FALSE? CHECK YOURSELF

How can you tell whether you’re a genuine believer or a false professor? One of the best books describing the true nature of conversion is The Christian’s Great Interest by William Guthrie. The great Puritan theologian John Owen highly commended it and wrote, “The author [of The Christian’s Great Interest] I take to have been one of the greatest divines that ever wrote; it is my Vade-mecum [that is, “handbook”], and I carry it and the Sedan New Testament, still about with me. I have written several folios, but there is more divinity in it than in them all.”Consider what William Guthrie says in chapter 5 of his book about the differences between the true Christian and the hypocrite. Here are some ways in which the hypocrite may be like the Christian.

HYPOCRITE

1. A hypocrite may be influenced by the gospel in every part of himself. He may come to great knowledge of God’s truth (Heb 6:4). His emotions about Christ may be high (Matt 13:20). He may even experience drastic changes in the outward man, like the Pharisee who prayed, “God, I thank You that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, etc.” (Lk 18:11–12).

2. A hypocrite may look to others like he’s a true believer. He might talk of the law and the gospel (Ps 50:16), openly confess his sin to his own shame (1 Sam 26:21), and humble himself in sackcloth (1 Kgs 21:27). He may even carefully consider what duties he needs to perform and seek after them (Is 58:2), persevere even in hard times, give his possessions away to God and the saints, or even give his body away to be burned (1 Cor 13:3).

3. A hypocrite may advance far in God’s ordinary graces. He may come under great convictions of sin, just as Judas did (Matt 27:3–5). He may tremble at the word of God, just as Felix did (Acts 24:25), rejoice in receiving the truth (Matt 13:20), and have many experiences of tasting the good graces of God (Heb 6:4).

4. A hypocrite may have some characteristics very similar to the saving graces of the Holy Spirit. He may have a kind of faith, like Simon Magus who “believed also” (Acts 8:13) but then proved to be a false believer. He may have a kind of legal and outward repentance that looks very much like true repentance (Mal 3:14). He may have a great and powerful fear of God, like Balaam did (Num 22:18). He may experience a kind of hope (Job 8:13). The hypocrite may even have some love, as Herod had of John (Mk 6:26).

5. A hypocrite can even have great and powerful experiences of God. He may have “tasted of the heavenly gift” and become “partakers of the Holy Spirit” and experienced the “powers of the age to come” and yet not be genuinely converted.So, what are the marks of a true believer? How is genuine conversion to be distinguished from false conversion? Guthrie provides five marks of a true believer that are not possessed by the hypocrite.

TRUE BELIEVER

1. A true believer’s heart is changed forever. In Jeremiah 32:39 the Lord says, “I will give them one heart, and one way, that they may fear me forever.” Hypocrites never have a changed nature. Hypocrites want Christ for the good that He might do them in the world. But a true believer’s heart loves Christ as the all-satisfying treasure of this life and the next.

2. A true believer’s changed life comes from a heart of love to Christ. Hypocrites can clean up their outward behavior to be seen by men, to ease their troubled consciences, or to keep themselves from the consequences of their sins. But true believers love Christ and keep His commandments for His sake, to serve Him, to know Him, and to bring glory to His name (Ps 119:6).

3. A true believer seeks Christ and His kingdom above all else. This is the one thing necessary: Christ’s friendship and fellowship. But that is never the “one thing” and heart-satisfying choice of the hypocrites. True believers, on the other hand, desire that this “better part would never be taken from them” (Lk 10:42).

4. A true believer submits to the righteousness of God. He abandons all hope in himself and his own righteousness, and rests wholly in the righteousness of Christ for his acceptance before God. A true believer rests in Christ and Him only as his Savior. Hypocrites don’t do this (Rom 10:3). They depend, in some degree, upon their own righteousness.

5. A true believer has the three great essentials of genuine Christianity. First, he is broken in heart and emptied of his own righteousness so as to loath himself (Lk 19:10). Second, he takes up Christ Jesus as the only treasure and jewel that can enrich and satisfy (Matt 13:44). Third, he sincerely closes with Christ’s whole yoke without exception, judging all His “will just and good, holy and spiritual” (Rom 7:12). A hypocrite does none of these things.

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When Your Future Looks Uncertain, Meditate On These

When Your Future Looks Uncertain, Meditate On These

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When Your Future Looks Uncertain, Meditate On These

 At one time or another, all of us will face times of uncertainty. Maybe you graduated from college and have no idea what you will do this coming January. Perhaps you just lost your job. Or you’ve just moved to a new area where you know no one. Maybe you’ve just started a new job and feel overwhelmed at the challenges that loom before you. Maybe you’re single and wonder if you’ll ever get married. Has the doctor given you a medical prognosis that is heart rendering?
Your life may even be so uncertain you don’t know where your next meal will come from. The reality is that none of us are secure in this world except in Christ. Nothing is certain. We aren’t guaranteed our next meal. We aren’t even guaranteed our next heartbeat. Even when we feel secure, we are incredibly fragile and completely dependent on the Lord for every breath. But when we are particularly tempted about the future it is important for us to meditate on these bedrock truths. My suggestion would be to copy these verses and put them somewhere so you can see them regularly, like in your Bible or on your fridge. Even if you only meditate on the first three or four, God will use His Word to encourage your heart.
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  • For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11
  • I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my eye upon you. Psalm 32:8
  • Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace. Psalm 37:37
  • I will restore health to you, and I will heal all your wounds Jeremiah 30:17
  • He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things? Romans 8:32
  • Let not your heart envy sinners, but continue in the fear of the LORD all the day. Surely there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:17-18
  • My son, eat honey, for it is good, and the drippings of the honeycomb are sweet to your taste. Know that wisdom is such to your soul; if you find it, there will be a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 24:13-14
  • Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the Gentiles seek after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them all. But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:31-33
  • For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:10
  • My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. John 10:27-29
  • Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Hebrews 13:5
  • . When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. Isaiah 43:2
  • You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Isaiah 26:3
  • I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread. Psalm 37:25

No one will do it for you but you to encourage yourself in the Lord your God like David in 1Samuel 30:1-6. The Word of God cannot fail Psalms 119:89. The Name of God has never fail. David said “they look to Him and are radiant” Psalms 34:5. The love of God will not put you to shame. The Master of all-creation is in control.

If only you will call on Him today, He is just a breathe away and waiting for you to act Now.

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