Rev. Dr. Paul Jinadu
There is a tendency in most of us to read a bible text or promise and immediately go on to believe it has become part of our experience. We follow the teaching of ‘confession brings possession’, which doesn’t actually work in transforming lives. It mostly works with acquiring material things.
Soon after my conversion I went to a prayer meeting which was preceded by a bible study. Unfortunately, I didn’t have my bible with me, so I shared one with an elderly lady next to me. I noticed the letters TP written on the margins of her bible. At the end of the meeting I asked her what those letters stood for. ‘TP’, she replied, ‘stand for tested and proved. I write them in the margins next to the passage of scripture I have tested and proved to be true in my experience.’ We are not transformed by quoting scriptures, but only when the Holy Spirit applies them into our experiences.