WHO IS A CHRISTIAN?

The SCOAN Live broadcast from the Emmanuel TV studios on Sunday 19 April, 2020 witnessed a massive influx of emails from viewers all over the world. Their questions gave the man of God an opportunity to once again teach and counsel believers on certain important issues pertaining to the Christian race. In an interactive session moderated by Prophets Racine and Chris as well as Prophetesses Yinka and Angela, Prophet T.B. Joshua expatiated on the subject matter – Sin and Christianity – being the highpoint of a question raised by one of the viewers who sent in an email.

The man of God observed that the Christian race requires absolute concentration and focus, lest one is distracted or discouraged by the troubles and trials of life. Citing the Book of 1 John 1:8, he made it exceedingly clear that it is biblically fallacious for anyone to assume that he or she is without sin. A verbatim quote from the Scripture elucidated Apostle John’s message to believers: “If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.”

The man of God also gave an illuminating explanation on the issue of man’s relationship with God. Explaining what happens when a Christian makes a mistake, Prophet T.B. Joshua reckoned, “Since our place is still there and only the fellowship is broken, run to God and not from Him. Run to God, confess your sin and He is faithful and just to forgive.

Prophet T.B. Joshua shed more light on the definition of a Christian: “A Christian is someone who is walking with the Lord. Before you can walk with the Lord, God’s power must walk through His Word and His Spirit to give birth to a Christian. A Christian is someone who is lifting the load with God. A Christian is someone who is facing persecution, trial with the Lord. Not only must we have God’s Word in order to be a Christian, we must also have God’s Spirit.

The man of God also threw more light on sinless perfection, as stated in the Book of 1 John 3:9, “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God.” Prophet T.B. Joshua stated that the expression “Does not commit sin” does not mean they do not sin. However, a Christian does not make sin his trademark, does not make sin his business, does not make sin his lifestyle. He explained that the whole being of any Christian is built on faith and love. Faith brings the man to God and love brings him to man.

In a prayer session, Prophet T.B. Joshua commanded sin’s power over the lives of the people to be broken, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ! He prayed for viewers: “Whatever bondage you are in – financial bondage, career bondage, business bondage, marital bondage – be loosed, in the name of Jesus Christ! Wherever that virus is in your system, in your body, in your organs – be flushed out, in the name of Jesus Christ! I can see your health being restored, in the name of Jesus Christ! I cover you with the Blood of Jesus! It is well, in the name of Jesus Christ!

Praying for presidents all over the world, he said “Lord Jesus, You put them in authority over us. Draw them closer to You so that they can lead our nations all over the world according to Your principle, in the name of Jesus Christ! Give them wisdom and understanding to lead our nations all over the world at this critical time, in the name of Jesus Christ!

Prophets Racine and Chris alongside Prophetesses Yinka and Angela called on Emmanuel TV Partners all over the world to come to the aid of the needy at a time when the economic effects of the global lockdown are hitting hard on many. Prophet Racine echoed the mind of The entire SCOAN and Emmanuel TV family: “Many citizens all over the world are still facing the economic impact of this lockdown and are striving to provide for the needs of their loved ones. Remember, you are blessed to bless others. That is why we continue to call our partners to rise to this occasion and continue to support those who are most affected in your community. Build your life around your contribution to others, knowing that your giving is an assignment from God. Ultimately, we are called to respond to all human needs, for that is what love entails”.