THE MOST CHARMING OF TEMPTATIONS

Greeting the congregation as usual and formally acknowledging the supremacy of the Lord, Wise Man Harry proceeded to deliver his message. In his prefatory remarks, the wise man dwelt on pleasure and how it enslaves people’s minds from God. In his words, pleasure takes people’s minds away from God. All high places are slippery and the higher they are, the more slippery they become.  He entitled his message, The Most Charming Of Temptations and asked his listeners to open to Matthew 3: 16,  Matthew 4:1-4 and 8-11 as his proof text. As he put it, after the declaration of Jesus Christ as the Son of God and Saviour of the world, He was tempted. That, the wise man elaborated, means that no matter how close to God anybody is he can still be tempted. He also made the point that it was not Jesus Himself who sought the temptation but it was entirely the brainchild of satan. However, he reminded his listeners that God prepares His people for temptation before He calls them for any assignment and cited Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego to add flesh to his point. He cautioned that when we tempt the devil to tempt us we provoke God to withdraw His power and leave us to our own strength. Satan, he maintained, uses our situation to tempt us. In the case of Jesus, satan knew that He was hungry after forty days and nights of praying and fasting and used food by way of bread to tempt Him. As the wise man remarked, temptation is an opportunity to choose temporary pleasure rather than permanent gain. However, Jesus told satan that man does not live by bread alone by which He meant even though He might be hungry, He was not desperate about food. If He were desperate about food, He would have turned the stones into bread. A man may lack bread, yet be a candidate of Heaven. Citing John 14 :27, the wise man spoke of two sources of peace: the peace given by this world and the peace given by God. He rated the peace given by God more valuable as it meant love, blessing, joy among others. The world, according to him, also gives these but with conditions attached to them. Drawing his listeners’ attention to the way satan tempted Jesus, he remarked that satan tempted Jesus to idolatry because the glory of the world is the most charming temptation to the carnally minded. Many people become wealthy in a twinkle of an eye but the source of their wealth is questionable. When satan gives you something which gives apparent peace with the right hand, he takes  away from you what your life depends on with the left hand . As children of light, the wise man cautioned, we must know that anything we have, satan has the counterfeit. We have the original grace but satan has the counterfeit. The blessing of this world is a fading thing so is the light itself on which it is bestowed.  Are you worried about tomorrow? Anxiety about tomorrow is the cause of corruption, killing and stealing. What are you out for? Jesus was not out for material gain but the work of His Heavenly Father. Let us live for eternity and we shall see that all is available in time, the wise man advised. When you make God your heart’s delight, you shall have your heart’s desire, the wise man submitted.

   RELIANCE ON GOD

Speaking on the title, Reliance On God, Prophet T. B. Joshua reminded his listeners that the greatest gain satan aims at in tempting good people is to overthrow their position as children of God, to cut off their dependence on God. This is why, he maintained, we seem to ignore God when there is trouble, when the goings are tough. What situation, he asked, are you in as a child of God? Is it sickness, poverty, hardship or rejection? Reading Daniel 6 :1,  the prophet told the congregation that the grace on Daniel was for the full time ministers and layman, the strong and weak, the men and women, the intellectual and uneducated and so on. The prophet extolled the virtue of praising God even in the absence of anything cheering, stating that, thank you, is a response from a happy heart. We too, he advised, can say thank you even when our situation suggests otherwise. One of the strategies of satan is to get people to doubt God’s goodness. Satan wants you to continually ask for what you do not have. He does not want you to say thank you for what you have. Doubt comes when we fail to remember what the Lord has done for us and concentrate on what we do not have. In doing that, we may be slipping into unhealthy doubt, he warned. He read Psalm 94:19  to augment his point. There are many people in the Bible, he said, whom we call pillars of faith but who had some doubts as well. It was not that their faith was less but that their faith was challenged in some new way. A case in focus was John the Baptist sending disciples to ask Jesus whether He was the expected Messiah. God does not mind doubt if we seek answer from God in the midst of it. Allow your doubt to move you closer to God, he advised his listeners. Reading Habakkuk 2:1, he urged the congregation to be patient and let God answer their questions on His schedule, not theirs. It may seem painful yet it is not, as a Christian, to be sick in body. One may be sick yet be a friend of God. It is not unto destruction. It may be to prepare him awhile for the journey ahead of him.  Christianity is a relationship, not a religion. Relationship with Christ does not mean hard times will not come. There are hard and good times in our relationship with God. Jesus came to restore the relationship between God and man. Religious people believe that they must go to Heaven to see God but when they are sick they are not happy with God. Our hardship however, is not like others’. Ours is meant for the glory of God. We can serve God in the new way of living in the Spirit. Everyone can say Jesus is Lord, but not everyone can say by the power of the Holy Spirit. Religious people do not work by the Spirit; they know and teach the Bible but they do not live by it.

THE WAY OUT

If you are wrestling with doubt, you should attend a living church and stay close to other living Christians. You should resist the temptation to isolate yourself because doubt feeds on loneliness. In Acts 7:59, Stephen looked up to Heaven, ignoring the bodily pains and said Lord, do not charge them with their sins. He then fell asleep. The fear of being stoned did not scare or frighten him into abandoning his faith. The more he was stoned, the more he confessed Christ and the stronger he became in his faith, belief and conviction. This means while in trouble, the more you confess about the Lordship of Christ, the better. Today however, we seem to ignore God when trouble comes.  Stephen saw his pain as a reason for believing just as he did his good times. The Lord said in 2 Corinthians 6:2, I will never fail or abandon you. You should never doubt your salvation as a Christian, the prophet urged his listeners. Satan, he maintained, will try to snatch you away but he will not succeed. You should never doubt God’s desire or ability to help you. When you are struggling with doubt, you should remember the way and manner in which God has worked in your life. As you recall God’s track record in your life, it will help to strengthen you and give you a new hope. Your situation will not impair you; on the contrary, it will improve you. Your testimony should be the goodness of God, but nothing else. In defending himself, David simply testified to the goodness of the Lord in his life. He said the Lord rescued him from the mouths of lions and bears in his tender age. When Daniel was to be arrested, he went to his upper room to say, ‘Thank You’ to his God, which is  a response from a happy heart. We can be happy even when there is nothing to be happy about. This should be the attitude of every Christian.

SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS TO DISABLED PERSONS

Many physically challenged people who already enjoy The SCOAN Scholarship Programme thronged to the platform to express gratitude to the man of God for helping them enter the four walls of the university and to happily receive the monetary values of their scholarships for the semester.  The first spokesman of the physically challenged students, Mr Salami Lukman articulated the gratitude of the entire group to the man of God for footing their education bills and ensuring their physical comfort in their various educational institutions.

He particularly thanked the prophet for willingly coming to their aid regardless of their faith or backgrounds. He also expressed his desire to enrol for a Master’s degree in Law, having come second class upper in his first degree. The prophet willingly embraced his ambition and gave him the sum of N371,000.00 as fees for the Master’s degree programme.

Others who spoke for themselves and on behalf of the group were Mr Rotimi, also a lawyer, Mr Abiodu Solomon and Miss  Kudirat , who introduced herself as a student of English in one of the universities. A total sum of 10.2 million naira was disbursed to the group. The next group of students for the scholarship programme is expected in about two weeks for their financial support.

 EXHUMED SURVIVOR GIVEN N500,000.00

An elderly man introduced as Elder Enelanyo Inain who was 78 years old and his family mounted the platform. One of her daughters narrated the trauma Elder E. Inain underwent in his community where he was half buried by the members of his community on the suspicion that he was a wizard. He was said to be responsible for the sickness of a chief in the town. He was given the option of curing the chief or facing the alternative of being taken to the forest for murder and burial. In disregard of his confessed innocence of witchcraft and the sickness of the chief, they carried out their plan of attempting to end his life.

The community took him to a forest and told him to dig his grave. When he could not do so because of his age, they dug the grave for him and forced him to assume a sitting position in the grave. They covered the entire body with sand and left only the head above the ground so that he would die before  evening. He was rescued by some people about 7 pm, when he didn’t die and was banished from the community. At the time of the confession in The SCOAN, Elder Inain was taking refuge in the home of his daughter away from his ancestral community for fear of being killed.

In reaction, the man of God expressed shock, like the rest of the congregation, and confirmed that Elder E. Inain was not a wizard and was innocent of the accusation levelled against him by the community. The man of God consoled him and urged him to forgive the community. He additionally gave him the sum of N500,000.00 and asked the children to tidy up his house at home and give him good food. He also promised to impress his innocence on the community that have banished him from the town because of the erroneous accusation so that he would be reintegrated in the community.

WOMAN DELIVERED FROM ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL

Mr and Mrs Barnabas mounted the platform to give a testimony of the deliverance of Mrs Barnabas who had been under the bondage of the spirit of drinking alcohol. She was fished out by the Spirit of God as the prophet laid hands on the congregation. At the instance of the prophet, the woman confessed that the addiction to alcohol was the reason for her coming to The SCOAN after she had tried many other places.  After taking alcohol, she would abandon her husband, children and responsibilities as a wife and misbehave everywhere in the town to the embarrassment of the family. She confessed that she was aware of her problem but that she found it difficult to deliver herself from the spirit until she finally came to The SCOAN. In his contribution, the husband affirmed that he was aware of that habit in her before he married her, thinking that she would outgrow it but unfortunately that was not the case and she even worsened it by adding another habit of taking snuff.  They were happy that after her deliverance, she no longer relished in those negative habits. The couple thanked God and the prophet for her deliverance.

YOUTH WORKER TO PROCEED FOR PhD

Miss Oduwole Olayinka, a youth worker in The SCOAN had been given a scholarship to do her Master’s degree in University College London after she graduated from the University of Lagos, Nigeria where she came out first class in Electronics/Electrical Engineering. Of the four universities that admitted her for the Master’s degree in her chosen field, she opted for University College London, being the best among the four institutions. As a lover of education who wants only the best for his sheep, Prophet T.B. Joshua happily encouraged her to embrace the offer by paying all the prescribed fees and providing for her flight, accommodation and comfort for the entire period. A year after, Miss Olayinka mounted the platform to thank the man of God and gave a very brilliant account of her studies in University College London where she gained distinctions and emerged the best student in her multinational class. Reacting with joy to her brilliant result, the man of God assured her of his readiness to sponsor her for a PhD programme. It was thanks galore from Miss Olayinka to the man of God and the church for the life-changing gift.

ANOINTING WATER ENDS A LIFETIME OF CAREER FAILURE

Mr Francis from Bayelsa, Nigeria climbed the platform to testify to the goodness of the Lord in his life through the Anointing Water. His life, which according to him had been held down fourteen years by what he called ‘near to success syndrome’, assumed a new status after he received and ministered the Anointing Water to himself and his credentials. His lifetime yearning for recognition in his state came into reality after he prayed with the Anointing Water. His recent appointment and swearing in as Commissioner for Works and Transport in his state was clearly the work of God in his life through the Anointing Water, he told his listeners.

ANOINTING WATER REIGNS

The Anointing Water has been sent out all over the world changing lives, changing people and changing nations from what they were to what they want to become. It has been tales of deliverances and healings everywhere on the globe the Anointing Water was ministered. The video clip in the last Sunday service revealed the Anointing Water at work in New York, USA. Among the many that benefited from it, a woman rolled on the ground in deliverance after the ministration and confessed that during the prayer, she saw many entities packing their bags and walking towards the door, leaving her free and delivered. The entire Christian world cannot thank the Lord enough for intervening publicly in our lives to change us for our comfort and salvation through the medium of the Anointing Water.

  • Esther Kunde

    Almight God, Creator of The Universe, Alfa and Omega, thank you for Prophet T.B. J. I lack words to say this but may God bless more than i can say, for you are full of Love. Pray for me as i pray and wish you well. God bless

  • Esther Kunde

    If only other men of God are doing same, Nigeria would have been much better. But we keep blaming government as if only the governments responsibility to look after citizens. Let’s copy the man of God and better other lives, please. God bless you T.B.J

  • Esther Kunde

    I don’t have right now, but i promise with everything the God Lord has given me physcially. I will do as T.B.J is doing and even More.

  • Esther Kunde

    Thank you JESUS!!!

  • I thank God for his mercy and favour upon my life.To receive these testimonies of the works of the Holy Spirit, it is a blessing to me.indeed nothing is impossible to God.

    To the man of God Prophet TB Joshua,his family and all Emmanueltv team we love you!
    God bless you!!!!
    Emmanuel!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ayoub Desta

    Thank you Jesus for the life of your anointed servant prophet TB Joshua and the lives of the Wise Men.Man of God,may GOD always strengthens you and give you mighty power through His Spirit and protect you.LORD we give you glory and we give you honor for you always sustain and encourage us by your precious word as it is written in(JEREMIAH 1:19″They will fight against you but will not overcome you,for I am with you and will rescue you”declare the LORD.)(NIV).I am very blessed as always we see the Glory of the in Synagogue Church of all Nations all over the world.GOD bless you richly man of GOD as you bless the people,in Jesus’Name.Amen

  • Tony Ngalmu

    May the name of God the almighty be glorify for He is doing wonders as in the previous days of Prophets. What God is doing through his chosen ones in SCOAN is exactly an opener to the wicked and evil doers. Please servants of the living God pray for the Republic of South Sudan for generations are heading towards self destruction. Prophet T B Joshua and the wise-men may you pray for the wrong doers so that they seek Jesus Christ and they themselves will become solution to problems of others.

    Tony Ngalamu
    South Sudan

  • Nonceba

    Thank you Father God for raising the man of God during my lifetime. Really Jesus is with us. I give you glory Lord. What a Mighty. Halala Nigeria! You are blessed. Anyway a prophet is not admired in his hometowm, but wake-up ,this is your time. I benefit through the screen of my television, Thank you God, TBJ, wisemen and emmanuel. Ma Evelyn, continue with yo good work.What I see hear is the power of a praying woman and mother.We love you papa and mama.

  • Sampson Osei-Ampem

    Man of God may the good Lord continue to bless you and all your family for the benevolent work that you have taking upon yourself to help the needy and to show some of us the way to maintain our blessings, by your good example i have started caring for others in my own small way, and i know your good God will make it big. May you live long, and may God bless you again, all your family, Wise Men and all the entire SCOAN family. emmanuel

  • Elvis Agbadobi

    My Great Prophet T.B.Joshua, you are WONDERFU!.Thank you Jesus for the life of this wonderful prophet in our generation.EMMANUEL!!!

  • Linnah Malawi

    Thank you Man of God for praying for our childrens future, for sure every parent wishes his/her child bright future like this hard working beautiful girl Yakin. I strong believe that when Jesus say YES no one will say no.

    Also i would like to thank you Man of God for praying for us views all over the world. No matter what problem am going through, i have faith that my pass is over with God all things are possible with him.

    People of God YES JESUS KNOWS US MORE THAN OURSELVES, HE DID NOT SAY GOOD BUY, READ PSLAM 62 VS 1,2,5,6,7,8,11 AND 12.

    I LOVE ALL PEOPLE OF GOD

  • Tsakani

    Hallowed be thy name Lord!Thank you Jesus for the good work @ scoan.Prophet TB joshua and the wiseman may God strengthen and guide you more and more.

  • Judy

    How can one be part of the anointed water healing, please send me some here in Kenya.

    Judy.

  • CHARITY QUILIE

    BLESSED is the one that GIVETH than the one that RECIEVETH,GOD BLESS YOU PROPHET

  • I want to thank the most high man of God T.B. Joshua as far as the work of God is concerned. I’m Kiliam Fandziga, from Benin and It’s seems to me that some spirits are distorbing my life since I have accomplished University. I got my degree in Philosophy and Istill want to pursue my studies a specially in a n English country. Help me Man of God to fulfill my yearnings.

  • God is a God of completion what He says He will do that is what He will do. Thank you Prophet for been a blessing these are the examples we want to see and hear so that others can take your footsteps. You are Great God bless You!

  • Angela

    TRUST IN THE LORD WITH ALL THINE HEART; AND LEAN NOT UNTO THINE OWN UNDERSTANDING. IN ALL THY WAYS ACKNOWLEDGE HIM, AND HE SHALL DIRECT THY PATHS.PROV 3:5-6

    GOD BLESS YOU MEN OF GOD, THANK YOU FOR BEEN A BLESSING.

  • mbah Acha Rose Ngwari Fomundamm

    Thank you Dear Man of God. Your message as contained herein above has blessed my soul and lifted a burden from me. I pray everyday, thanking God for you. God bless Prophet T.B Joshua and the Emmanuel Television.

  • Martha Lekang

    indeed you saved my life.God bless you mightily and our beloved mother Mrs Evelyn Joshua.AMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEN!

  • Goodman Langwenya

    It is always refreshing and soul soothing to learn about the good works of Jesus Christ through all these different testimonies. I am also grateful to God for the powerful teachings by Wise-men together with their father in the Lord, Prophet TB Joshua. May the Almighty God richly and abundantly bless you all people. Also my sincere gratitude goes to the prophet for the kind gesture he shows to others in the form of scholarships, family/community reconciliation and the individual financial empowerment. God is noting your effort prophet and He shall reward you and you team in His own special way.

  • God is able!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mona

    Where can I get annointed water and wristband in Namibia?

  • Stella

    EMMANUEL!
    WE WOULD LOVE TO GET THE ANNOINTING WATER TOO.AM IN TANZANIA.I BELIEVE EVEN A DROP OF IT CAN DO BEYOND WONDERS!!!!!!!Iwe waant to visit the SCOAN.I CANT WAIT FOR THAT.I CANT WAIT FOR THE DELIVERANCE AND BEING THE PART OF THE STATIMONIES……..

  • EMMANUEL, GLORY BE TO JESUS. PLS MAN OF GOD SEND THE ANOINTING WATER TO BOTSWANA/ SELIBE PHIKWE TOWN,

  • Please,i am multivated the good deeds of Prophet TB Joshua and SCOAN helping we the poor in both spiritual l and education which the main backbones of our various economies.i also waiting patiently for my day to be sponsored by the church to also read and my LLB degree @ KNUST-Kumasi-Ghana for the 2012-2016.i have written a letter to the Prophet and the Scoan to give me a helping financially-about 250,000.00 Ghana cedis to enable me also realise my dream of becoming a lawyer in future. i am a 42 yr old Ghanaian and multivational preacher in my church,Please help me soon as i have the admission next yr-thanks-Amen

  • STELLA

    Thank you Man of GOD. Please help me to get blessed Anointed water i need it very much me and my family how can I get IT. Many PEOPLE BEING HEALED I KNOW DISTANCE IS NOT A BARRIER AMEN.

  • STELLA

    PLEASE MAN OF GOD SEND THE ANOINTED WATER TO ME IN TANZANIA . MTWARA REGION BOX NO 509 MTWARA

  • Angela

    Glory to God!
    Please man of God, help me to get Anointed Water! how can i get it?

  • grace.

    halelujah,
    I.am always watching emannuel tv,iam blessed, thank you man of
    God and GOD BLESS YOU.
    grace

  • Robert Silali

    Man fo God i just want to sincerely thank you for the great assistance that you are offering to the pple of God all over the world,indeed you are ablessing to the world .

  • iyke

    God, i thank you for the opportunity you have given to us, to your power and glory through your servant ‘prophet tb joshua. God bless u man of God.

  • pamela

    Thank you man of God , for giving us guidence when we are doubting. Send me Anointing water in zambia

  • YOSEPHA SWAI

    i have been blessed much through your blog posts,for sure it gave me one step ahead spiritually ,i have been stand on man of god messages which keep me away from pain,fear and failure i experienced for long time.I obtain a big courage through it,especially on the posted blog headed “DO NOT CONCETRATE ON YOUR SITUATION” and so many testimonies from healed people.I blessed much ,my wish is to join you even a single day at SCOAN ,hope to be there by gods grace for one week stay to receive a bless of god from SCOAN.

    BLESS IS YOURS MAN OF GOD TB JOSHUA AND YOUR ANOINTED MUCH.

    Yosepha Swai
    From Tanzania

  • Juston Balegama

    God bless you man of God!How can i get this anointing water?I am from Tanzania

  • Dr Gideon C Mwanza

    God is blessed with the word that is being preached at scoan all the time. My prophet T B JOSHUA is indeed Man of God belive him on what he preach because your life will change forever, beliving is our connection with GOD.

    Dr Gideon Mwanza

  • Esupat

    Esupat
    pray the lord I m always watching the Emmanuel TV and I,am blessed with the programs God blees you Im in Tanzania how can i get the annoiting water

  • nchang

    The God of TB Joshua is my GOD. thank u dady for the wonderfull things God is doing to the generation of today through you. We are praying for mamy more wise men to help you dady to deliver the entire world.
    Dady i pray that you start sending the wise men to various countries like in africa because there are many who are longing to come to the scoan but lack just means of transportation. Emmanuel

  • Mrs Anita Doro

    Am alwaz hapy anytim i read profect TBJ n wise men’s message n wen i read d testimonis i felt blessed n i kn am d next 2 testify.there is a mountain b4 me nw pls pray me,i want 2 share my testimony.

  • Mrs Anita Doro

    God bless u prophet TB Joshua,wise men n emmanuel team.

  • Maria

    I thank you man of God and the wisemen for every word you minister. It has changed my situation for the better and looking my future more beautiful as you said that when its God’s time everything is good. You are the Prophet, the man of God.I can see the light, the name Jesus working in the spirit indeed. Its my prayer that God should continue to bless you and your family and add more years in your life. Praise the Lord.
    Maria.

  • musonda mwale

    Good morning man of God this is mrs chigambo am sending from Zambia how can i get anointing water please i really need it.

  • Amelliah Mesotlo

    greetings in the matchless name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    Pastor sir i once attended a crusade held by Pastor Lazarus of God of choosen,so something that caught my attention was when he said it is wrong and a sin for a christian to run a salon. I have a salon so i want to know if it is really wrong.My business has to excel pastor.
    Thank you sir

  • sisi

    Pls pls pls.somebody tell me.Where is wiseman HARRY?
    He hasn’t returned from the trip abroad but the others have.Any ideas people/ Wiseman Harry I miss you ohhhhhhhhhhhhh.

  • Bathusi Jeremiah

    God bless prophet T B Joshua and the SCOAN members and all christians around the globe ! Truly Jesus Christ is alive!

    Blessings to all in Jesus name!

    Bathusi Jeremiah
    Botswana

  • wokoma a

    Faith builder,prophet TB JOSHUA,we hv seen prophet is not honoured in his own country but d world bow down for him through d power of almighty God,i pray our gr8 God heavens will conyinue to empower u more nd more ,YES WHT PPLE DNT KNOW THEY CALL NAMES ND WHT THEY KNOW THEY DISTROY, with ur teachings u hv over hauls ,some souls ,minds nd body,GOD IS WITH U FOR UR WONDERFUL WORKS, i agree with u,nd will always ,

  • juniah

    blessed be the name of the Lord,indeed He is a mavelous God!
    thank you God for prophet T.b joshua!

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