FORGIVE AND BE FORGIVEN

ENCOURAGING WORDS

Speaking on the same topic as he did the previous Sunday, Prophet T. B. Joshua proceeded to explain forgiveness. Granted by God, forgiveness means that God looks at you as if you have never sinned. God’s forgiveness, he continued, does not sweep your sins under the carpet. Instead, His forgiveness completely washes your sins away. In close reference to Matthew 5:44, he asserted that forgiveness paves the way for harmonious relationships even with your enemies.

He then asked a probing question, ‘How can you forgive someone who has hurt you deeply?’

Citing Matthew 6:14-15, the prophet reminded the congregation that, ‘If you forgive someone who has sinned against you, your Heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you refuse to forgive others, your father in Heaven will not forgive you.’ He stated that being unwilling to forgive shows that you have not understood or benefitted from God’s forgiveness.

If you have been forgiven (Ephesians 4:31), you should that the forgiveness will create in you a forgiving heart towards others. Quoting Matthew once more, he cautioned that if you love your enemy and pray for your persecutors, this releases you from the destructive emotions of anger, bitterness, revenge and others.

Jesus forgave even those who mocked and killed Him. We should be more concerned about our offenders and their relationship with God and less about nursing grudges and self pity or ill will.

The person most hurt by unforgiveness, he asserted, is you. An unforgiving attitude does not only destroy your relationship but also poisons your soul. In close reference to 1 Peter 3:9, he advised the congregation not to repay evil with evil. When people hurt you, pay them back with a blessing.

When people say hurtful things about us, God wants us to respond by blessing them. If you fail to receive forgiveness, you will find yourself in a torture chamber.

A soul with the spirit of unforgiveness will find themselves in a torture chamber.

He concluded by encouraging all those listening to first forgive themselves and then forgive those who have sinned against them.

DELIVERED FROM EATING CEMENT AND CHARCOAL

It was time for testimonies and the first testimony came from Portia from Ghana who was delivered the previous week from the addiction to eating cement and charcoal. The spectacular thing about her deliverance was that, she was delivered by receiving prayer from one of the evangelists through the Emmanuel TV prayer line. The previous Sunday, during the Live service, Portia had called the evangelist and narrated her addiction and the effects of it on her life to the prayer warrior. After asking her a few questions, he proceeded to pray for her. After the evangelist had prayed that whatever demonic bondage she might be in would be broken, Portia fell down as the spirit which had caused her to be eating cement and charcoal was commanded out in Jesus’ name.  Getting up a moment later, Portia described the sensation she experienced during the deliverance and how light she had become. Portia and her mother then shared their testimony and spoke how she had been sleeping and eating normally for the last week. They thanked God for the deliverance from the addiction that had kept her in bondage for so long and vowed to make God’s Word the standard for their lives.

RELEASED FROM CRAVING FOR CHALK AND ANT HILL SAND

Mrs Helen Tijikua, a teacher, from Namibia stunned her listeners with the story of her addiction to eating chalk and ant hill sand. The habit, which started with chalk, developed as she used saliva to soften chalk before using it to write. After two years of eating chalk, she also had a dream where she ate ant hill sand. The next day after the dream, she proceeded to locate ant hill sand and began to eat it. It did not take long before it became addicted to eating it and it became compulsory for her to eat it before having a meal. She narrated how at times she would travel far from her house to the bush and would even climb over people’s fences in order to locate the ant hill sand. She would eat it 2 to 3 times a day. She described how the chalk and ant hill sand tasted like something very sweet to her and that she would prefer eating it to eating chocolate.

Though her friends and family thought it strange and told her so, she thought it was normal and did not consider it to be a problem until she watched Emmanuel TV and saw how people were being delivered from similar addictions regularly.

It was the deliverance of the victim of a similar case she watched on Emmanuel TV that spurred her to visit The SCOAN for her own deliverance. Rising up after the deliverance, Helen was once offered some chalk and ant hil sand to eat but after attempting to, she immediately, spat them out wondering how they could have ever tempted her before.

WOMAN DELIVERED FROM EATING ICE CUBES

Another woman, Jennifer Sokola from Zambia, narrated a similar affliction. Her case was addiction to eating ice cubes. She took ice cubes as food and always had some in her car as she drove out. Her deep freezer served as a store for ice cubes and she would resort to taking hot tea and covering herself with blankets after consuming them to excess. She confessed taking some to the bathroom as she went for a shower. Most times, she would develop stomach problems but she would not stop the habit. She had been in this situation for five and a half years, according to her.  After her confession, the prophet prayed for her in the name of Jesus Christ and then declared her free. She spat out the ice cubes given to her after the deliverance, saying that she no longer felt the desire to eat them.

 

 

TORMENTED BY THE BIBLE?

As Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for those attending the Monday service at The SCOAN, a woman cried out for help, saying that the devil was using the Bible to torment her. Wondering how the Bible could be an instrument of torment, the prophet asked the woman to enlighten the congregation. She told the congregation how the Bible had become the leading instrument in her decision taking. She could not do anything without opening the Bible for consultation. She always kept it in her bag from where she consulted it secretly by reading portions to determine which seller she would buy any food item from in the market. Even at home, she would seek the consent of the Bible before visiting the toilet or to do anything. She was distressed by this affliction which posed danger to her life as she would consult it even on the busy roads, unmindful of the flow of traffic. She explained that a colleague of hers introduced her to the habit of ‘throwing the Bible’ when he told her how it helped to involve God in decision making. Visibly worried about how the habit, which she described as a torment, had veered her from normal life and ushered her into public ridicule, Mrs Agilo, an immigration officer, was desperate for deliverance and did not hide it. Her husband, Mr Linus Agilo joined forces with his wife to appeal to the prophet for her deliverance, saying that she jumbled up their furniture as if in a mental disorder. She revealed that for ten years she had been controlled by this strange habit, adding that she was also afflicted by a spiritual husband. After listening to their plight, the prophet had prayed for them during the Monday service and they were delivered, in Jesus’ name. Both husband and wife testified that since the deliverance a week before, her behaviour had changed. They were happy and joyful and expressed their desire to draw even closer to God.

ANOINTING WATER SAVED TRAVELLERS FROM DEATH

Samson Okeze of Delta, Nigeria joined by his wife, Helen told his listeners that he used his Anointing Water regularly and that as he travelled from Ughelli to Warri in his transporter car, he met a trailer vehicle depositing load at a construction site. He cautiously waited for the trailer to offload before he would proceed. He however noticed that the load container of the trailer was falling off. He could not avoid it and it fell directly on top of his own car, warping it out of shape. He and the passengers in his vehicle were rushed to the hospital, where it was confirmed that none of them had an injury, thanks to God’s intervention through the Anointing Water. He called his wife to go to the scene of the accident for a photographic record of his car. As he gave his testimony, he showed the various photographs of the car badly damaged in the accident but it was by the grace of God, that there was no death in the accident and he thanked God heartily for His mercy.

 

ANOINTING WATER RAISED MAN FROM DEATH

Childluck Egumame, an owner of a block moulding industry, stunned his listeners with the   testimony of the year. In his words, one of his workers, Emmanuel Jega from Kaduna, Nigeria complained of a stomach ache in the morning and he went to buy some tablets for him. Before he came back to the work site, Emmanuel Jega had slumped and died. All attempts to revive him failed. Childluck never knew what to do as people would mindlessly accuse him of using Emmanuel for a money ritual. He however, remembered that he had the Anointing Water at home and he rushed for it. Praying with the Anointing Water and spraying it on Emmanuel who had been dead for three hours, he and others observed him shaking in revival and before long, Emmanuel had come to life like the Biblical Lazarus. Malam Yakubu Suleman, a live-witness who actually reminded him of the Anointing Water, confirmed the testimony as given by Childluck. In his turn, Emmanuel Jega told his listeners that he never knew what happened to him until he was told of his own death when he asked people what had happened. All three thanked God for his mercy to them through the medium of the Anointing Water.

 

MASS DELIVERANCE THROUGH MASS PRAYER

In the mass prayer which ended the service, Prophet T. B. Joshua, leading both the congregation and Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide prayed for every member of the congregation to be disengaged from the spirit of unbelief.

He led them in some powerful prayer points:

  • Whatever you are still facing as a challenge – begin to free yourself from that bondage.
  • Every constant experience that you are having, be loosed, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Every demonic influence, begin to loose yourself!

He also fervently prayed for the congregation and Emmanuel TV viewers to enter the New Year fulfilled in their aspirations. At the end of the mass prayer, which saw many who possessed evil spirits exposed and delivered, the prophet assured the congregation that they had all been disentangled from the spirit of unbelief. They departed to their homes, thanking God from the bottom of their hearts for the grace to attend such a service.

  • Ambrose Iwuh

    I wish that God will use ,pastor T B Joushua to answer me , may God bless him Amen.

  • Loveness

    Am blessf wit da word on FORGIVENESS,my dad had realy hurted me but i choose to forgive so i can be forgiven…Thank u Prophet T.B Joshua,be blessed abundantly n i love u in Christ!

  • Isaac Marumoloa

    I want Lord Jesus Christ mercy on me too. I beileve in Jesus Christ, I trust Jesus Christ. How can I feel his precense?

  • Alinah Thoabala

    I give God all the Glory and Honor for what He is doing through the Man of God, Wisemen and Emmanuel TV, God is great as I read all these testimonies my faith is lifted up, up higher!! in Jesus Name. Since I have been watching Emmanuel TV from the beggining of it I am observing that God Almighty is raising the standard every day, Praise God for that. So as the child of God I am learning a lot from the Man of God and his ministry, one of the things that I am learning is the prayers that our father in the Lord Prophet T B Joshua is offering. Four or three weeks ago, my sister in the Lord from our congregation reported to me that she was diagnosed with Fibroid and the Dr told her to come and be operated and because I watch Emmanuel TV, I see similar problems I told her that she must not go for operation and I placed my hand on her tummy and pray the prayers that I learnt from the Man of God, and our Pastor prayed for her as well and I told my sister that this is the work of the devil she must not believe it. and she went home and she saw her menstruation and she went back to the Dr and she was placed under the scan and nothing like Fibroid was seen the Dr declared that he does not see any Fibroid anymore, the sister was free from being operated, free from fibroid, Bless the living Jesus!

  • Emmanuel! Thank you LORD for mercy and favour upon our lives.And i thank God for blessing the world with Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Wise Men.To God be the glory.The Word has really touched my heart and my soul I always forgave those who hurts me and I will forgive the more.The best is yet to come! Eluby kamwela,MALAWI.

  • Veronica Boatin Foote

    Thanks a lot that was so powerful message i watched it and i was so touch with the ward preach by prophet T B Josuua , is his message that am still alive and the faith and believed i have keeps me going, am going to apply forgiveness strongly in my life and to do good to my enemies and forget about the past, i believed in Jesus name that my past is over Amen EMMANUEL………GOD IS WITH US !!!!! God richly blessed Prophet T B Joshua and the wise men .

  • Florence Soerensen

    Have Watched these telecasts live on Sunday Services & Mondays.

    I would like to Thank our God for Prophet T.B Joshua. May God Bless Prophet. Amen

  • Tshepiso

    God is indeed the same yesterday,today and forever.We thank God for the man of God.

  • Charity

    good morning people of God
    i admire the work you people do
    i wish Emmanuel Tv every day
    last night i had a dream
    in the dra, the wise man John Chi prayed for me and as i felt down he came over me and blowed air into my mouth and said recieve your healing and blessing

  • Charity

    and when i got up he ask me to go the kitchen and get food
    on my way i ,et my friend who gave me food and we jointly aet together
    i can not interperet the draem
    but one thing i know for sure is that i have recieved my healing
    God bless you all

  • Goodman Langwenya

    God has been good all this time and is still good;evidenced bu the miracles HE performs for His people. Also glory goes to God for impacting His servants at the SCOAN with the knowledge of interpreting the bible to the congregants.

  • praise be to God for the great miracles that are being done at the SCOAN.
    God bless TB Joshua

  • Glory and honour be to God.I thank the man of God for teaching me to forgive,Now I have the new heart to forgive and I learn to love them all.
    I thank Emmanueltv team and the wise men for the WORD of God which I receive every day.

    Emmanueltv

  • junior chibale

    amen thank you Jesus

  • Prophet t.b joshua u ar 1 in a million may God continue 2 bless u

  • Pastor Abraham O.Oladipo

    Propht T.B Joshua you are a role model for me, i learn much through your message, you are just like Jesus. May increase you more and more in Jesus name, you wil end it well. I love you very much!

  • Wenzile Mhlauli

    Thank you Prophet TBJ and emanuel TV team. I have faith in God’s doing @ SCOAN. You had demonstrated what forgiveness means. Every moment I learn a lot from you. My family loves you. You are a real prophet. Thank you Jesus.

  • Merania Nyagwipa

    Thank you for the message on forgiveness. The message has taught me a lot and I pray that the LORD will give me a heart that does no longer hold grudges with people, I pray that the LORD will give me a forgiving heart, a heart that is pure and sincere. Continue with the work of GOD. May the LORD bless you. EMMANUEL.

  • LOUIS

    GLORY BE TO GOD! MAY HIS NAME BE PRAISED.

    • XILA

      Glory to God Almighty, i wish my Jesus may restore my marriege as my husband has already prepared to Divorce me and he`s happy about this evil Divorce. May god raise and open his eyes.

  • LOUIS ANTHONIO

    THANK YOU JESUS!

  • Thanks you pastor and God will be contniues belss your more and more,please prayer for my family.Longlife and God protection at this country we are living ,A lot of killing,Even a man told me that he will send his boys to me,even i reported the matter to the police in Belize city,police invited two off us,told him anything happened to me in this country is him,please we wont to live this country to another country,thanks from Mr/Mrs James Nduka okomba a memember of your church before living Nigeria at Joe bend,

  • Thank you man of God prophet T.B. Joshua for the encouraging words. It is really true that we need to forgive and be forgiven. Though it can be a difficult thing to do, if we listen to the voice of the Lord and obey it, it won’t be quite as difficult for us to forgive those who have hurt us. We can also hurt others, which is why prophet T.B. Joshua said we need to forgive, because we need to be forgiven. We should remember that no one is perfect except our the Lord. To the fan club of prophet T.B. Joshua and to the Viewers of Emmanuel T.V., let’s continue to watch Emmanuel T.V. and spread the word by encouraging friends and people all around to do likewise. You can share some of the programmes by sending them through emails to relatives and friends all over the world. Watching Emmanuel T.V. has brought happiness to lives of my family and to me. No weapon function against us shall prosper. May God continue to bless prophet T.B. Joshua and the wise men and SCOAN in Jesus name. Amen!

  • sampson osei ampem

    Emmanuel, thank Jesus for this great message, yes I have been touch greatly by the message, and I have forgiven all my offenders and able to settled old score with my wife. Man of God may the good Lord continue to bless you, your family, the Wise Men, and the entire family of SCOAN in Jesus Name. Amen

  • Thank you Prophet and the SCOAN for changing my life.

  • Angela

    AMEN! I am blessed! Thank you LORD.

    “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that prisoner was you.”

    GOD BLESS YOU MEN OF GOD.

  • Tsakani

    The best is always yet to come,i thank God so much for what He has done in my life,i’m always blessed by the The Emmanuel tv worshiping team,as i like singing and i thank you father in the Lord for the encouraging words,yes i need to forgive in order to be forgiven.may God continue to reveal Himself to you and the wiseman. Emmanuel!!

  • Hope Agamah

    Am in love with Emmanuel tv and am praying for the day I will step foot in the SCOAN grounds in Lagos and meet the Holy Man of God Prophet T B Joshua that will be the best thing ever to happen to me since I was born. God bless us all, EMMANUEL.

  • Robert Silali

    May the lord help us to forgive those who wrong us coz if we fail to forgive we will be the most hurt,Thank you lord jesus for this powerful sermon from your servant.

  • grace.

    GOD IS GOOD ALWAYS

  • Nancy Kalaba

    EMMANUEL….God is faithful to his word thank you man af God for accepting God to use you mightly may the good Lord richly keep you for yet another generation

  • Charity Quilie

    Those were words of wisdom and encouragement Thank You Sir only God will Bless You more and more Sir,satan SHAME on you!!!

  • Prisca Egbujor

    THANK U MAN OF GOD FOR THE WORD OF ENCOURAGING.

  • valerie

    God bless the prophet TB Joshua what wonder full message .may God give long life in Jesus name

  • valerie

    God bless the prophet TB Joshua what wonder full message .may God give you long life in Jesus name

  • takpos

    My miracle must surely come in the Mighty Name of JESUS CHRIST

  • Favour

    Thank you MAN OF GOD on the topic FORGIVENESS my director disgraced me badly for something i know nothing about and i vowed never to forgive her but your sermon let my anger vanished.GOD BLESS YOU FOR THE GOOD WORKS. Please continue praying for me.

  • Long live man of God,our world is going to change, God bless you.

  • anna

    thank you man of god for encourage me to forgive so that i can also forgiven .that was my weakpoint i try to forgive but i use to remember those pain .but yesterday when man of god start that it touch my heart and i know iam change now ,,,,,man of god my god bless you more and more with your family with emmmanuel team in jesus name AMEN.

  • Dear man of God,
    Jesus my lord bless you all .I have got very important lesson at this topic ..Pray for me too.Still the diabetes problem is present Still many people are waiting T,B To come to Ethiopia many people are watching the tv program its very clear her in Ethiopia.
    see you at the next program
    Daniel Nigusse

  • annette

    Thank you man of God and may the Lord give you more and more .

  • Rose Mbah Acha Fomundam

    What a lesson!! Thank you “The Man in the Synagogue”. God bless you and bless Emmanuel TV

  • Nathan

    thank you, man of GOD for your words of encouragement that you are giving to the nations. LONG LIFE pastor

  • This is nothing but God at work

    Jane, Malawi

  • BALANI MOILWA

    Emmanuel, thank Jesus for this great message, yes I have been touch greatly by the message, and I have forgiven all my offenders and able to settled old score with my wife. Man of God may the good Lord continue to bless you, your family, the Wise Men, and the entire family of SCOAN in Jesus Name. Amen

  • XILA

    The best is always yet to come in my marriage.Aas god raised the dead from death, i hope he will raise my marriage in Jesus name.

  • God with us is the hope of His Glory! It is never finish until He says it is finish. God Bless YOU and the entire SCOAN!

  • jennifer A.

    Man of God, remain blessed forever for being a blessing to us all and a deliever of destinies that have been imprisoned in the chamber of unforgiveness and bitterness. These are the greatest weapons and strategy worse than cancer which satan uses to kill.and destroy the destiny of many.

    Thank you Sir, for bringing this awareness, “if you fail to receive forgiveness, you will find yourself in a torture chamber”. may I include that “Bitterness embitters Destiny”. but it takes only foolishness to let go of it when compared with the glory of God upon any individual. My brethrens, learn to forgive and let go QUICKILY before you are handed over to the tormentor (satan) for torture.
    Remain the greatest of our generation in Jesus Name.

  • nchang

    pray that God gives me the grace to forgive and forget
    Emmanuel.

  • oduro williams

    God should pass through this man to heal my wounds.

  • Xilavi

    Forgiveness is the way to meet Jesus Christ himself, May God bless TB Joshua in all areas of his life. I believe that God may also bless me with the current hoiuse that i want to buy so that my children will have a place called home where they use to be always, May good God help me in everything i want, AMEN.