Prophet T.B. Joshua, led by the Spirit of God, swung into action with the anointing of God, dismantling every stronghold and trap of the devil to bring salvation, healing, deliverance and all of God’s blessings to all. Many were healed of different diseases while others received deliverance from age-long yokes that had strangulated their progress as people of God. The atmosphere was very intense as the demons that had held them in spiritual captivity manifested.
It was total victory for the Kingdom of God as all who received the anointed touch of Prophet T.B. Joshua proclaimed their healing and deliverance to the glory of the God. Many trooped out to give their testimonies.
In his message, Prophet T.B. Joshua revealed that prayer is a dialogue. “Prayer is a two-way conversation. You talk to Him and then you listen to what He has to say”. The man of God reminded everyone that prayer and Bible reading must always go together and that God speaks to us through His Word, by His Spirit. He said, “The Bible is a Book that reads us even when we read it. It is an uncommon sort of Book; it requires an uncommon sort of reading”.
Prophet T.B. Joshua also warned Christians on the dangers of holding grudges and keeping offence, adding that we need a free spirit to communicate with God. He declared that reading the Bible without a free spirit is akin to reading literature: “When you hold grudges against your brother or anyone and you are reading the Bible, you are just reading literature. The difference between literature and the Word of God – one is inspired by the Spirit of God and one is just literature, the language from men.”
Prophet T.B. Joshua went further to expatiate on the true nature and meaning of a free spirit. “You need a free spirit – a spirit that forgives and forgets the past pain. For you to be able to take the Word of God to heart and truly make it part of you, you must have a free spirit. If not, you will only memorise the Word and commit it to memory. It will never dominate you when your spirit is not free”, he said.
The man of God further explained that the Word of God, being Spirit, has the propensity to change a man’s nature if he commits it to heart by meditating and turning it over and over. He stressed that it also has the capacity to purify the soul and safeguard it against sin: “The Word of God has a purifying power; it has converting power. When you take the Word to heart and truly make it part of you, it will by its very nature change you. It keeps one from sin and error. It rejoices the heart. It is food for our soul and a guide for our feet. It is a light to our path.”
In an earlier message titled A MERE CHALLEGE TO GOD, Evangelist Christopher called on the children of God to trust in their God, no matter the circumstances they find themselves in. He warned against self-trust and added that it is only in the name of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ that we can find victory over satan and sin. “Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment”, he observed.
Making a Biblical reference to the historic defeat of the revered giant, Goliath by a rustic shepherd boy called David, Evangelist Christopher submitted that the latter’s victory was based on the word of faith he spoke even in the presence of the intimidating giant who ordinarily would have eaten him up as a snack. “The way you handle your situation matters”, he continued, adding that “David trusted in God and He gave him victory.”
Summarily speaking, he enjoined Christians to brace up for the harsh realities of life by putting on the whole armour of God in order to be able to handle the inevitable troubles, that have, since the beginning, become part of the Christian race. “Life is a battle where only the serious-minded are victorious. He who desires victory must be ready to embrace war”, he concluded.