After several weeks of dutiful absence, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, made a much-expected appearance at the altar during the Sunday service of November 6, 2016. The man of God brought forth a message titled KNOWLEDGE IS NOT THE KEY; OBEDIENCE IS. The message centred on the need for Christians to cultivate spiritual maturity in the face of the unpleasant challenges of life. According to Prophet T.B. Joshua, Christians must not allow themselves to be controlled by their situations lest they lose their sense of reasoning – “When your situation controls you, you lose all sense of reasoning.”
The man of God also explained that challenges, trials and temptations are tests that show the true character of a person. He revealed that without trials and temptation, sin is given a very good opportunity to hide its ugly head: “Sin hides where there is no heat of trials and temptations and challenges. In times of merriment, prosperity and success, you see the evil ones rejoicing but when the heat of trials come, suddenly their evil actions surface.”
Concluding, he had the following counsel to congregants and Christians all over the world: “No matter how much you master the Scriptures, without true obedience to what you read, you still wear spiritual diapers.” The service also witnessed deliverance and prophecies. Souls under the bondage of the devil were set free while many testified to the goodness of God in their lives.