LAGOS-(MaraviPost)-As Christians across the global honor the sabbath either on Saturdays or Sundays, Prophet T.B Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) gives spiritual insights to cogitate on on Trust in the Lord.
Last Sunday services, the SCOAN Choir began on a note of brokenness, asking the Lord to fill theirs and the people’s emptiness with His love, joy and peace to a point of overflow.
They also asked the Son of David to have mercy on them and the congregants, even as they called for His unceasing favour.
Once the Choir finished welcoming the Holy Spirit into “The Arena of Liberty”, worshippers began to witness God’s power ministering to their diverse situations.
In a very frank message titled FAITH OR BELIEF MEANS TRUST , Prophet TB Joshua addressed four key questions about faith. First, he asked,
“How do we live out our faith?” For answer, he quoted Hebrews 11:1 and explained that living out our faith means keeping the focus on God no matter our situation or challenges, believing that He is working out the answer.
Secondly, he asked, “What is faith?” He answered by noting that faith is about being able to make heart contact with God, not about outward show that comes from mere sense experience.
In other words, faith is believing even without having seen.
For the third question, he asked, “How is belief formed and strengthened?” Reiterating the idea that faith or belief means trust in God, he said that faith “is formed and strengthened when we hear the truth of God’s Word,”.
Finally, he asked, “How does faith grow?” Prophet TB Joshua answered by stating that faith grows when a Christian diligently seeks the Lord, studying to show himself or herself approved by God.
He said that a Christian should engage with the Bible as the mind of God, rather than as mere literature.
More importantly, he said, a Christian should read the Bible and pray with forgiveness in their heart in order to activate the potency in God’s promises. Anchoring the entire message on 2 Corinthians 5:7 –
“For we walk by faith, not by sight” – Prophet TB Joshua assured the church, “True Christians, true believers, never run out of faith when life becomes difficult. The same faith that brought them to Jesus, will keep them.”