Encouraging Words From T.B. Joshua

Emmanuel! On Sunday 27th November 2011, Prophet T.B. Joshua preached a very encouraging message on the importance of forgiveness, titled, ‘Encouraging Words’.

As you read, we pray God would open your heart to His faith and give you the grace to apply this message into your daily life!

  • Forgiveness means that God looks at you as if you had never sinned.
  • When you receive His forgiveness, you are blameless before Him.
  • God’s forgiveness does not sweep your sins under the carpet. Instead, He completely washes them away.
  • Matthew 5:44 – “But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”
  • Forgiveness paves the way for harmonious relationships, even with your enemies.
  • Matthew 6:14-15 – “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
  • Being unwilling to forgive shows that you have not understood or benefitted from God’s forgiveness.
  • If you have been forgiven, that forgiveness will create in you a forgiving heart towards others.
  • When you love your enemy and pray for those who hate you, this releases you from the destructive emotions of anger, bitterness, revenge and others.
    Father Forgive Them

    “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.”

  • Luke 23:34 – Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Jesus forgave even those who mocked and killed Him.
  • We should be more concerned about our offenders and their relationship with God and less about nursing our own grudges and self-pity – that is, ill-will.
  • Because the person most hurt by unforgiveness is you. An unforgiving attitude not only destroys your relationships but also poisons your soul.
  • 1 Peter 3:9 – “…not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.”
  • Don’t repay evil for evil. Don’t retaliate with hurt. Instead, when people hurt you, pay them back with a blessing. That is what God has called us to do and He will bless us for it.
  • Ephesians 4:31 – “Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice.”
  • When people say hurtful things about you, God wants us to respond by blessing them.
  • If you fail to receive forgiveness and forgive those who sin against you, you also will find yourself in a torture chamber.
  • You will find yourself having to be everything, do everything, and accomplish everything totally in your own strength, ability and intelligence. Since that is not possible, you will be under high stress and emotional torture.

Wow! We thank God for this wonderful, life-changing message. Remember, faith comes by hearing and obeying God’s Word (Romans 10:17).Through hearing, belief comes. Through believing, trust comes. Through trusting, confidence in God’s Word is established!

Doctors Treat; God Heals
In the course of the service broadcast live on Emmanuel TV, Prophet T.B. Joshua also addressed The SCOAN’s stance concerning medicine. Here are his words:

“I know at the weekend, you must have heard a lot about T.B. Joshua in the United Kingdom. All that they said is not factual. They are campaigns of calumnies, slanderous remarks, name-calling but persecution is a tonic. It’s all about the deadly disease, HIV/ AIDs. Our belief in The SCOAN – Jesus is the Healer. He is the God of nature. Medicine is nature. As for me, my household and The Synagogue family, we are using medicine. So, I don’t know where they got this story from that we are against medicine.”

Prayer Line Service
This Sunday 4th December 2011, SCOAN London will be holding our prayer line service. The registration will take place on Saturday 3rd December 2011 at our offices in Southwark from 10am to 3pm. Please call us on  +44 (0) 2070 603939, +44 (0) 7985 034222 or +44 (0) 7432 696657 for more information.

Lessons Learned?
Please share with us the lessons you learned from this message on forgiveness, titled, ‘Encouraging Words’  in the comments section below.  Remember always, better is not good enough – the best is always yet to come!

72 responses

  1. Yca Tryphone

    Um so blessed and encouraged by your words man of God, God bless you and keep you stronger eachday.

    June 14, 2014 at 10:00 pm

  2. Mapule

    İam blessed, i learned alot about forgiveness, Trully speaking i ddnt know that unforgiveness can create such a torture within me

    December 9, 2013 at 1:18 pm

  3. i want to growup in spiritual,but theres somthing(an obstacle) trying to let e down what should i do?

    November 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

  4. AMON KASAVI

    GOD BLESS YOU

    August 2, 2013 at 5:56 pm

  5. Ofonime Ekong

    I could remember when i come across Emmanuel tv.far back 2009, i saw what God is Doing through the life of this Man,i read the scripture which says “In my name ye shall catch out demon,the lame will walk,the blind will see and the deaf will hear,dry bone shall rise again” I saw it and i believe in Jesus,but though i’m still living in sin but i knw that one day God will visit me and my sin will be forgiven. Thank you so much prpht T.b Joshua for allowing yourself as an instrument i pray more Grace of God (the creator) upon your life.in Jesus name Amen. Pls continue… Pray for the whole world as Jesus Did. God bless you.

    July 16, 2013 at 3:08 pm

  6. kaka4friendz

    4giveness is beta dan permission?

    January 9, 2013 at 12:58 pm

  7. CHIMPHAKO

    may glory be to GOD for the wisdom imparted in you man of GOD

    December 5, 2012 at 12:24 am

  8. muvevi jaison

    what a wonderful mssg surely our hearts have received healing thank u man of god

    October 9, 2012 at 5:36 am

  9. Kapapa Muke

    Encouraging words indeed.God is so so real,i believe in him more and more as i hear more of his word on emmanuel t.v,God bless Prophet T.B Joshua.

    September 14, 2012 at 12:15 pm

  10. charles aiwansosa

    I thank God for giving us the Prophet T.B Josua in our life time. The encouraging words from him are really encouraging to go on in this life o christianity. To forgive one another. tThe message heals our bodies. If all the people of the world could here this message there would be peace in the families, communities, countries and the whole world.
    May God bless Prophet T.B Josua as he carries God’s word,healing and deliverance to nation and live more years to bless this generation.

    August 11, 2012 at 1:53 am

  11. Henry h. simbeye

    I AM SO BLESSED,ENCOURAGED, AND INSPIRED BY PROPHET. TB JOSHUAS’ WORDS. MAY GOD BLESS HIM IN JESUS NAME. AMEN.

    July 30, 2012 at 9:15 am

  12. Rumbidzai Mvula

    Do to others just as you expert them to do for you.that means forgive for you need also to be forgiven.

    April 13, 2012 at 1:30 am

  13. Spiritual words like these need a spiritual man to comprehend

    March 30, 2012 at 3:43 pm

  14. nchang

    I pray to always forgive and forget so that i may be forgiven
    Emmanuel

    February 1, 2012 at 11:02 am

  15. Tlamelo Yaone Shadikong

    I wish the whole world could read this wise words.Thank you man of God for your inspiration but above all i thank God.

    January 22, 2012 at 1:31 pm

  16. i thank the man of GOD for this powerful message he gave out.U are a blessing to our lives,this message has touched and made a difference in my heart,Thank you man of GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    January 15, 2012 at 7:59 pm

  17. JANICE

    I THANK GOD ALMIGHTY FOR GIVING US A CHANCE TO WATCH EMMANUEL TV AN BE ABLE TO GET CONNECTED WITH TH HEAVENLY FREQUENCY.I PRAY FOR TB JOSHUA THAT GOD WILL CONTINUE BLESSING HIM FOR THIS GREAT WORK HE AND ALL THOSE HE IS WORKING WITH ARE DOING.U HAVE TOUCHED MY LIFE IN A WAY ONLY GOD KNOWS.MAY THE GOOD LORD BE WITH U.

    December 17, 2011 at 9:14 am

  18. quindaline isangedige

    The message is very clear, God bless Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel Tv team, in Jesus name. Amen

    December 12, 2011 at 8:43 pm

  19. REFILWE

    that is really a changing message from the heart of God. this has made me to forgive more and more to beat off hatred and anger which poisons my soul. God bless you more and more T.B. Joshua as you fill up our spiritual cups. LOVE YOU EMMANUEL TV TEAM.ba..t

    December 12, 2011 at 1:35 pm

  20. this is the love of Christ

    December 9, 2011 at 4:16 pm

  21. corine muleya

    indeed man of God the best is yet to come,what ever those who are against you do or say about you ,we shall never listen to them for the lord has given us spiritual eyes to be able to see the man of god who you are and we shall always pray alongside you and hope to receive the son of god on his day

    December 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm

  22. indeed i have liked the message because if you do not forgive it is like you are carrying a heavy load in your heart and it really hurts . indeed we have to forgive no matter what

    December 5, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  23. LG

    I am the way the truth and the life jn 14:6

    December 4, 2011 at 8:20 am

  24. lillian pule

    a very true and powerful message, after listening to Pastor Joshua’s sermon on forgiveness, i decided to forgive my former maid, who stole items from me when she was working for, where there was a case already opened pending from 2009.I visited the prosecutors office after they called to say they have located her, and she is pleading for reconciliation.i felt a weight lifted and joyful that i have forgiven her…may God bless the Man of God Prophet TB Joshua, the wisemen and all the prayer warriors, for helping us see our own setbacks and how to step out

    December 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm

  25. meshack

    Thank you Jesus Christ for sending your true messager( Prophet TB Joshua) to this planet, indeed without forgiving heart nothing good can come your way because you will be living a miserable life, full of bitterness, anger, mostly doing the will of the devil. I pray that everyone who heard this message must adopt it and pray to God to give him/her a forgiving heart.

    December 3, 2011 at 1:58 am

  26. Helen

    What encouraging words indeed, as always. This channel blesses me everyday. I have learn’ t that failing to forgive others is disobedience and its not good for your health. when you keep so many grudges within you, you end up living a miserable life. May God give me the grace to forgive wholeheartedly.

    December 2, 2011 at 1:16 pm

  27. Robert Silali

    indeed very powerful.i am blessed.

    December 2, 2011 at 5:53 am

  28. christian tognisse

    Good doesnt make noise, because noise is not Good
    Dady you are so Good i love you so much

    December 1, 2011 at 4:26 pm

  29. pamela

    Thank you Man of God TB Joshua for word of encouragment you have teach alot since i started read the biog and watch Emmanel tv . i always forgive to be forgave. thank you Jesus

    December 1, 2011 at 11:08 am

  30. thanks for the msg i have leant 2 4gve wat i cal my enermies they are knw frnds 4rm knw thank u scoan 4 the support.

    November 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

  31. Prisc Egbujor

    prophet TB Joshua, thank u for the message, in fact am renew again. may God continue to use you in Jesus name Amen.

    November 30, 2011 at 3:18 pm

  32. Tshwanelo Gaotlhobogwe

    wow!!! thz ar great words indeed!!! as sun as i red da email, i saw my lyf grwng spiritually, mor blessngs and hapiness!!!!!!!!!!! lets 4gv so that we produce more

    November 30, 2011 at 3:13 pm

  33. Emmanuel Lebogang

    I am blessed

    November 30, 2011 at 1:45 pm

  34. Nsikan Inyang

    Thank u 4 ur word of encouragement prophet TB Joshua! Indeed i am filled… Synagogue/Emmanuel tv will always remain the channel to watch. keep up the good work of our Lord Jesus Christ.

    November 30, 2011 at 10:18 am

  35. Thank you Prophet T.B. Joshua for encouraging us with the Word of God.The world at large are so grateful to have you in this world.To God be the glory.

    November 29, 2011 at 9:14 pm

  36. jonel

    Thank you very much for encouragement message about forgiveness. We have learn that without forgiveness our Christianity is a failure. May God bless you so much!

    November 29, 2011 at 7:43 pm

  37. heidi

    i thank GOD for working through tb joshua the man of GOD
    HE REALY DO A GOOD WORK ,HE GOT FAITH AND POWER
    TO DELIVER PEOPLE FROM THEIR SICKNESS ,PROBLEMS.
    I HAVE THAT DESIRE TO BE IN LAGOS/NIGERIA TO BE TATCHE
    BY HIM .AND REALY I LEARNED FROM THAT SUNDAY SERVICE IT REALY
    TATCHED MY HEART /SOUL. AND I AM ALSO GLAD THROUGH MY KIDS
    WAS ALSO INTERESTED TO WACHT THE SERVICE WITH ME,AND WE ALSO CONTINUE ON MONDAY TILL 12 :30 IN THE MORNING.

    THANK YOU TO ENCOURAGE US OVER THE WORLD.
    MAN OF GOD MAY GOD BLESS YOU WITH YOUR
    ENTIRE FAMILY IN THE SINAGOGUE. IN ADVANCE MERRY
    X – MAS AND A BLESSED 2012 .

    AMEN ! !

    November 29, 2011 at 5:46 pm

  38. selemawit

    Greetings in our precious saver Lord Jesus name .
    May the lord bless u more and open his words to u more and more am really blessed by this .
    God bless T.b joshua and all the servants of God in Scoan.i pray in Jesus name. amen

    November 29, 2011 at 1:27 pm

  39. Mary Haamaundu

    if there is a man of God I have respect for it is Temitope B. Joshua. He has given his life fully to Christ and we can see the fruits sprouting from this life. His teaching is unique, inspiring and touching. This message was no exception. Without forgiveness we cannot enjoy the benefits of salvation. T.B. Joshua said and I quote “Jesus is my love, my life without him I can fall. ” It made me realise how much in love he is with our God Jehova. When you love God everything just falls in place. you do not need to struggle to even forgive.

    November 29, 2011 at 1:23 pm

  40. sonia

    ith
    I thank God for giving us the Prophet T.B Josua in our life time. The encouraging words from him are really encouraging to go on in this life o christianity. To forgive one another. tThe message heals our bodies. If all the people of the world could here this message there would be peace in the families, communities, countries and the whole world.
    May God bless Prophet T.B Josua as he carries God’s word,healing and deliverance to nation and live more years to bless this generation.

    November 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm

  41. Stella

    Thank you for nice lesson in fact i will practice it .Man of God stay blessed i always Pray

    for you so that more people can learn through your wounderfull message thank you Lord.

    November 29, 2011 at 12:47 pm

  42. What a wonderful blessing message,with light :)

    November 29, 2011 at 11:43 am

  43. Cynthia

    I thank God for Prophet T B Johua teachings on forgiveness. Very simple and straight to the point. Its actually for all level and class of people. I will use this teaching daily and beg God for His mercy. I thank God for all He is doing in SCOAN. God bless SCOAN.

    November 29, 2011 at 10:41 am

  44. Demetrius pillay

    Thank u 4 your msge in the name of Jesus. My family and i are persecuted and rumours are spread i felt guilty reading your msge. I pray 4 forgivness frm the Lord Jesus and forgive my enemies.i confess i am bitter and im struggling with my life.my enemies are nw a blessing 2 me 2 make me a beta person for my heavnly father.Lord Jesus forgive me 4 my sins as i nw 4give my enemies.i was very bitter stressed and sad,bt forgivness gets rid of all tht. thank u in the name of Jesus!

    November 29, 2011 at 10:01 am

  45. Good morning the entire Team of SCOAN London.
    My fellow brothers and sisters had said it all. I am just too happy the way many persons are welcoming the messages from God`s Servant, Senior Prophet Temitope B Joshua. Thank God for him.

    November 29, 2011 at 9:34 am

  46. may god bless you all and those who fail to forgive please learn to forgive it is hard but but never to late to be blessed .rember god died for us on the cross for us to receive forgiveness.in the mighty name of jesus christ you will be forgiven.

    November 29, 2011 at 8:16 am

  47. I’m so bless by this message concerning forgiveness. I like read bible so much but I see 1 peter 3:9 like I’ve never read it. I’m very happy to know that the secret of blessing is to bless. Let bless our ennemies. Be bless also you whom read this mail

    November 29, 2011 at 8:10 am

  48. David D. Lazarus

    I am blessed by this message, in fact it is the message for hour, especially now that persecution, envy and hatred is growing against the household of faith. We need to be eoncouraged to stand firm amidst all. For in such, are we more than conquerors in Christ Jesus. Emmanuel!

    November 29, 2011 at 8:09 am

  49. Nancy Kalaba

    WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENTS. INEEDED am uplifted forgiveness is the source of every blessing,i know where there is forgiveness there is love and Jesus gave us a COMMANDMENT TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER.Lets continue to forgive one another.EMMANUEL…..

    November 29, 2011 at 7:44 am

  50. Valdimar

    Praise the Lord for all He does, even when it seems there is no hope. I know God ears me . When I see the SCOAN I see as my house, my family I miss so much. I have a desire to be there, I know their language they are not strange for me.

    November 29, 2011 at 7:33 am

  51. Blessing

    Forgiving is a must they are no two ways about it,they are encouraging wards for real because if you claim to be of JESUS follow in his foot path

    November 29, 2011 at 6:53 am

  52. Chanda Bwalya

    Thanks for the words of encouragement on the the issue of forgiveness . I now know why we miss out just because of not being forgiving to those who have hated us in life . if God came forgive who are we not to forgive our enemies . This a great lesson which has made me to change my why of thinking .

    T.B Joshua is indeed a man of God who is inspiring us to be prayerful in life. May God continue blessing you man of God .

    November 29, 2011 at 6:40 am

  53. I forgave a family member with all my heart on saturday. On sunday Prophet T.B Joshua preached abt forgiveness.I took the word to my heart and meditated on it.that same night i dreamed Jesus forgiving me all my sins. Jesus wept and wept and forgave me my sins though i had a lot according to the dream and lots of people were watching waiting for me to be punished but Jesus forgave me. i feel joy and i can pray freely and can’t stop praising the Lord.Thanks to Man of God and the Wiseman and above all Jesus.

    November 29, 2011 at 6:36 am

  54. Vengi

    Those who have ears let them hear. In the name of Jesus. Amen

    November 29, 2011 at 6:14 am

  55. Busisiwe Puleng Cookie Moseki

    Merry Christmas and a Happy New year in Advance

    Thank you very much for the encouraging word from our loving Major Prophet TB Joshua

    Emmanuel

    November 29, 2011 at 6:01 am

  56. Thanks man of god for the touching message. I been blessed. Lord Jesus bless and give TB Joshua long life so that he should deliver, heal evil spirit possess and sick people.

    November 29, 2011 at 3:34 am

  57. L Yearwood

    The Prophet gave a lot of food for the soul, and for self examination, sometimes it is hard to
    forgive, but like the Prophet said, we have to follow Jesus’s example and work on it. God blessing, on T B Joshua, and all at Emmanuel tv.

    November 29, 2011 at 12:41 am

  58. veronica boatin foote

    Thanks a lot that was so powerful message and i was so touch with the ward ,throguh Prophet J B Joshua i watched it, i don’t lessen to the bad things that they talk about him is the Holy Gost they talk about but not him because is the Holy Gost that is working true him i know the almight brought him in my life for someting so am following his wards in Jesus name and am going to apply forgiveness , to do good to my eneimes and forget about the past i know my pass is over with all these and no faith & believed it wouldn’t work God blessed Prophet T B Joshua & the wise men thanks and stay blessed EMMANUEL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD IS WITH US ?

    November 28, 2011 at 10:52 pm

  59. Polycarp Essien

    The teaching on forgiveness has really bless me and above all opened my knowledge and understanding about this powerful word “FORGIVENESS”

    May God bless Senior Prophet T. B. Joshua for this teaching.

    November 28, 2011 at 9:17 pm

  60. Charity müller

    my name is Charity from Kenya but in moment i live in Germany.I thank God for a short time i have been watching emanuel tv in internet.It have charged my life. this message of forgiveness is ablessing to me.Before i could not forgive and my soul was full of anger and for along time no peace.But since i saw this Ministry i have learn to forgive and now i have peace of mind.Grory be to God.

    November 28, 2011 at 8:33 pm

  61. rodrigues noumou nya

    thank you emmanuel for all good things you are doing in our world today.god bless you

    November 28, 2011 at 7:56 pm

  62. Thabani Khumalo

    Forgiveness is the best tool nothing prospers without it. May the words shared by TB JOSHUA be a blessing to all.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:26 pm

  63. Emmanuel,thank you for the wonderful message.may god bless you.

    November 28, 2011 at 7:17 pm

  64. Emmanuel!!! in jesus name Amen. I thanks God for the message of forgivness by MY father in lord( THE MAN IN THE SYNAGOGUE)senior prophet tb joshua. it realy encouraging.

    November 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

  65. Osward katenda

    The massage is comforting and has touched me greatly. I thank you Jesus for sparing our lives so as to witness Christianity in action through the man of God ,T B Joshua , wise men and the rest of the scoan family . Thank you. Just dancing with you right now .

    November 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

  66. terry nana Danso

    Wow this is realy,Encouraging words from almighty God to his children.God bless you T.B. Joshua

    November 28, 2011 at 5:18 pm

  67. sampson osei ampem

    Emmanuel, I thank God for this Life transforming message, yes I was hit by the message yesterday, and I immediately forgave all my offenders including my wife. May God continue to bless Man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua,his entire family, the Wise Men and the entire family of SCOAN in Jesus Name. Amen

    November 28, 2011 at 4:42 pm

  68. Emmanuel! Jesus christ said to his father forgive them for they do not know what there were doing (matt 23 vers 34) this simply means we should forgive our enemies and bless them all.

    November 28, 2011 at 4:03 pm

  69. i am so blessed by his message bcos i watch it live at home, God bless SCOAN

    November 28, 2011 at 4:02 pm

  70. kangwa kasonde

    Indeed if one does not forgive then God will not be able to forgive them. The heart that do not forgive does not know God. We should be able to forgive others as christians. Once more thank you man of God for this uplifting message.

    November 28, 2011 at 3:37 pm

  71. DAVID DOE KODZO APALOO

    FORGIVE YOUR NEIGHBOURS, SO THAT YOU ALSO MUST BE FORGIVEN, THANKS THE PROPHET FOR HIS SOUL SEARCHING MASSAGES ON SUNDAY SERVICE, EMMANUEL EMMANUEL

    November 28, 2011 at 3:21 pm

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