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.

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81 thoughts on “THE MOST CHARMING OF TEMPTATIONS

  1. MAN OF GOD , YOU ARE ONE OF THE BIG HAND OF GOD! MAY GOD BLESS YOU MORE FOR THE GOOD WORLDWIDE WORK YOU ARE DOING AMONG THE PEOPLE OF GOD.

  2. wow the message reveal something into my heart while i was read it was like a someone prophesis about my life the message was talking to me to the situation i have now of the sickness i have a doubt but what i amazing is i won’t forget to read the words of God and i will prayer 12h00 midnight, the sickness put me next to God than before i thank wiseman with message i know that God has a perpose with my life i am heal in Jesus name , May God Bless you and prophet TB Joshua God send you to serve the world with the words Of God, those who have ear they must hear the words those who have eyes they must see what God is doing to their life and other people life those who have mouth they must Praise the Lord Amen

  3. He is the Alfa and Omega he is worthy to be praised.thank you Lord for an eye opener like TB Joshua.emmanuel tv has changed many people and indeed distance is not a barrier just believe.

    • Yes, just believe and you will see the mighty hand of God.
      The man of God ask, do you believe?if yes, just yes i do then many things will happen! and in deed many things do, just if you
      and i can believe to be in faith with the peuple of God. just believe! and things will happen.Prais the Lord for his mecy
      indioret for ever. Thank you bro TB Joshua for the lifting up of the faith of many of us. God will keep your rising and your enemies shall bow in Jesus name Amen.

  4. please man of God pray for me. each time i go to toilet i excrete blood. beside, since i resign from my job and i venture into a private business no head way for me always having a near success syndrome. as a result my family is suffering, pls pray for me. james adie from ABUJA

  5. All I know is that, if God loves us he will hide pride from us, Thanks Prophet TB Joshua For all the hard work you put in serving you are an encouragement in my life.

    May God bless you & your family abundantly, In Jesus name!!!

  6. Halleluah! all what i know is that God is great,he cannot fail anyone because he loves his children,lets faithfully believe in him.

  7. Jesus is my Savior, whether he saves me or not. He is my Provider, whether he provides for me or not, He is my Deliverer, whether he delivers me or not, He is my Protector, whether he protects me or not, He is my Redeemer, whether he redeems me or not, and lastily he is my Healer, whether he heals me or not. Thank you Lord, you an awesome God.

  8. GOD makes me happy day by day beacase of distance is not a barrier and i thank all the ministry of scoan.who are always with us in our prayers and still asking again how can we get anointing water man of GOD. THANKYOU.

  9. Glory be to God for making us see this bright day. I loose the strong holds of the devil in Jesus name i pray. May we enjoy the full blessing of God. Amen

  10. how i wish tb joshua to tavel in different countries like malawi that people like me who r unable to travel to nigeria coz of luck of money to recieve miracles,blessings,word of God ofcoz u might say to watch tv which iam unable 2. but all i love u may the almighty Lord keep non blessing you for the rest of your life.

  11. Thank you man of God for having you in this world indeed you are man of wonder man of God man of vision we love u all may God keep on blessing you always and please man of God well you please God talk to you in spirit to send anointing water for me l am Mariam longwe from Zambia. Thanks for your concern.

  12. THANKS FOR YOUR ENCOURAGEMENT
    PLEASE PRAY FOR ONE SAVED FAMILLY WHICH HAVE BEEN ENLOADED WITH DEBTHS FOR LONG TIME
    MR JOSPH AND MAMA SAMWEL REQUETED ME TO SEND THIS REQUEST PRAYER SO THAT YOU CAN PRAY FOR THEM THEY ARE IN TANZANIA MARA REGION TARIME DISTRICT.
    THANKS BECAUSE WE BELIEVE TO BE CONNECTED WITH YOUR SERVICE.

  13. all i can say is wow!!!Jesus must be honoured,thank you daddy for accepting your call,you are an inspiration to me and to the rest of the world

  14. Distance is indeed not a barrier! God never fails and He is not a man that He would lie! I thank God Almighty for using His Servant Prophet T.B Joshua to touch many lives and also help in the elimination of religion practice instead of Christianity among Christians. Emmanuel! Emmanuel!! Emmanuel!!!

  15. Hello there, please joint me let’s shout the greatest halelujah for God the father is in control. The man of God keep asking the question; where can we go from his presents?,the responce is nowhere. We should thank the Lord for the life of prophet T.B Joshua, for the sacrifice he under go was hen?… May the Lord bless you the more prophet in the name of Jesus Christ say amen.

  16. I can’t imagine that am Bless in such a wonderful way of seeing a prophet. Prophet T. B Joshua has giving meaning to my christianity through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. In all these, I say ‘ God be praise and adore forever.

  17. I AM BLESSED TO KNOW THAT OUR GOD IS A LIVING GOD. MAY HIS NAME BE PRAISED. MAY THE EARTH BE FILLED WITH HIS GLORY, POWER AND LOVE.

    PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA, THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK YOU ARE DOING, MAY GOD BE WITH YOU.

    I PRAISE GOD IN JESUS NAME.

  18. Halleluah we serve a Living God. As our Prophet always says ,in every situation, God has something to say ,only believe .it is well ,it is well, it is well my brothers and sisters, it is well.

  19. My sister told me of the man of god and his work for the masses,yet for the last 3 weeks, i started watching the live services etc. My life is a miracle ever since, and i am forseeing lot of positive changes, am delivered in the name of jesus and glory be to our mighty king, Jehovah and may god continue to empower and bless our PROPHET TB Joshua in continuing with helping the sick, the elderly, weak and the poor. God bless all.

  20. Thank you man of God for keep me going l have learn more from your words keep me up date l love the message and what l can say to those who don`t love their friends the also don`t love God. Love your enemies as you love yourself that is the Good message from Jesus our savior in Jesus name Amen.

  21. God is so marvelous,let his name be glorified forever for his throne reigns over everything he is above all in Jesus name.

  22. Since my following up with emmanueltv, i have see different in christianity knowning things negetive don’t just happen that they are being manipulated by forces of darkness.Thank God for His presences in the life of Prophet T.B Joshua, the wise men and the ministers of God across the world

  23. U are a real man of God no wonder some people wil be labeling all sorts of names but u wil all the time be an outstanding because u a faithful servant of God. may the almight God bless you and yo family richly! We need anointing water here in zambia as well

  24. Special thank should go to Prophet T B Joshua, Wisemen, emmanuel tv clue members and emmanuel tv parteners for the sunday and monday live service. We, viewer are really blessed.May God bless you all. Please keep us tuned.

  25. We pray that God In His infinite Mercy Will give us the grace to love one another just the way we do to ourselves because love brings up Togather and when we are Togather we are happier……..

    Praise The Lord..

  26. Thank you Lord for everything you have done in our lives. Prophet T.B Joshua,Wise mans we thank you for your prayers which heals,deliver,saves and encourage us everyday of our lives. Emmanuel

  27. may God bless you all and add more anointing in your lives as pray for people.pls man of God pray for me and my family.I bilive in you and in God i put my trust amen.

  28. I thank the senior prophet, prophet TB Joshua for his sponsorship for disabled students and other deserving students. Glory be unto God for such kindness.

  29. Where can we go from his presents? Where can we go from the love and grace of God Almighty? Nowhere.
    I thank God Almighty for the life of Elder Enelayo Inain who was saved by him. God Almighty showed his mighty power and love to the people all over the world that he is able to rescue papa. God loves papa as he does to any of his children.
    1 John 4 : 7
    Dear friends let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Who ever does not love does not know God because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us. He sent his one and only Son into the world that we mighty live through him. This is love: not that we loved God but that he loved us and sent his son as an abring sacrifice for our sins.
    We can have a relationship with God Almighty in a special way if we pray faithfully and love him and others.

  30. I LOVE THE WAY HOW GOD WORKS IN T.B JOSHUA. ID LOVE TO GO THERE ONE DAY , JUST TO VISIT AND EXPERIENCE ALL THAT.
    MAY GOD BLESS YOU MORE AND MORE AND YOUR MINISTRY.

  31. with Tears in my eyes, i have read these glorious testimonies. Am still in awe n shock. I really thank God for what He is using the man of God to do. Thank You Jesus!!! Emmanuel!!!

  32. Jesus-Christ est toujour vivant , celui le Dieu de Man of God TB –
    Joshua.
    Que toute nation plus avoir oeil prophetique de connaitre qui est TB Joshua pour nous les nations du grand Dieu .

    Emmanuel !!!

  33. MY NAME ARE PHILIP OBETE,I REALLY WANT TO THANKS THE MAN OF GOD FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP HE GAVE TO THE PHYSICAL CHALLENGE PEOPLE IN THE UNIVERSITY,MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOUR MINISTRY.

  34. Heavenly father, so great are the migthy works you always do through your prophets. Forgive me all sins i may have done unknowingly or knowingly, & grant me the grace to partake of these great testimonies, especially with the anointing water. Thank you farther for answered prayers. Amen!

  35. What a mighty god we serve,thank u man of god and everyone who is doing something to change the lives of others,l pry tht god wll also use me to change one lyf.Emmanuel!

  36. thank you lord, jesus of nazareth is the light because is the one who gives us love blessing, joy among others and i say thank for your kindness your love you give to us day by day EMMANUEL.

  37. I thank God Almighty for His wonders in SCOAN. Please Man of God kindly send some of the annointing water to Sierra Leone. I am a Cameroonian but resident in Sierra Leone. They people here are really suffering. Please kindly make a way of sending us the Annointing water here. May God bless you

  38. I thank God for prophet TB Joshua. Each & every moment I watch Emmanuel TV & listen to the teaching of the man of God, I give glory to the living Father. The example you set man of God in the giving ministry never cease to encourage me that one day my giving ministry shall grow big & reach out to many souls as per God’s purpose for my life. May God bless you even more man of God for th great things you are doing to God’s people worldwide.

  39. I sincerely thank God for using Prohpet TB Joshua and the entire Emmanuel TV Team to perform all that is taking place in the SCOAN. May His Holy Name be praised. Glory be to Jehovah.

  40. may GOD continue to bless and protect the man of GOD and the wise-men. i have a testimony on this really distance is not a barrier

  41. I thank God for Prophet TB Joshua. I ask for His hand of protection
    over him and long,long life. I also thank the man of God for imparting what the Lord has given him to his Wise Men. I see the hand of God is also on them. Praise the Lord!
    Keep showing us the goodness of God and exposing the kingdom of darkness by the power bestowed upon you by God. Emmanuel !!!

  42. We serve a miracle working God whos able to protect our lives, who provides for us, i thank God for protecting the old man’s life and God also touch My father prophet T.B Joshua to give him such huge amount of money to help him. God bless T.B Joushua and his family he is a real man of God with love and compassion for God’s people. I love you my father prophet T.B Joshua

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