Suicide and depression, the tragic occurrences taking place around the world today, were highlighted in The SCOAN’s Sunday Live Service. A prophetic message from Prophet T.B. Joshua had called out a woman who was bedwetting and was planning to commit suicide because she was no longer able to bear the shame of the stigma and the despair of not finding a way out of it. The prophet stated that many today, including believers, Christian leaders, pastors, find themselves in challenging situations, trials, situations that do not offer any hope of a solution. Many individuals, even pastors, find themselves plagued with depression and thoughts of suicide.
He spoke briefly of a young pastor from the US who, feeling that his prayers had not been heard by God, tragically committed suicide recently. The pastor had expressed the negative thoughts he had been facing to his congregation but was not able to break free from those thoughts.
Encouraging young and old alike in their faith, Prophet T.B. Joshua stated, “That you are sick does not make you an unbeliever. That you are facing challenges does not make you an unbeliever. A man may be sick and yet be a friend of God! A man may face depression yet be a candidate of Heaven!”
This message should be carried around the world to our loved ones, family, friends, church leaders and pastors. Someone is somewhere praying for you. Someone is somewhere encouraging you in your faith. We pray that your faith should not fail. That you face challenges, does not make you an unbeliever! You are a citizen of Heaven.