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ImageThe man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, straight from a pastors’ conference in South Korea, on Sunday engaged the congregation with an inspiring and powerful teaching on faith. Referring to various scriptures in the Bible, he said people should not look at themselves as the basis for faith but at God because faith cannot be manufactured. Faith, he explained, grows naturally and spontaneously the more one knows God.

“Never ask yourself if you have faith. The more you ask yourself these questions, the less your faith. We are not talking of faith in faith or faith in yourself; we are talking of faith in God. You cannot manufacture faith. If faith would be in pastors or saints, faith would be weak and fragile,” he said, adding, “Faith is holding on to what God has promised. Whether your faith is great or small is not the issue. The issue is, if God has promised, will He lie or change? Your coming here shows you know God. And when you know God, faith will spontaneously grow. You are committing yourself and your things to Someone smarter, cleverer and more powerful – that is why you are here.”

Aided by the scriptures in John 14:25-27 and Romans 10:17, he said, “Faith comes out by hearing the Word of Christ. If my Father promised me something, I believe He will give me that thing. My belief is solid because I believe on the promise of my Father. If God’s Word is Spirit, it is capable of developing a spiritual force within our heart called faith. Ask God to give you the grace not to be ignorant of your faith under the tension and pressure of your sickness, disease, temptation, limitation.”

Earlier in the day, Wise Man Christopher preached a life-transforming message titled, ‘Positive Examples’ whose proof text was Matthew 5:17-20 and centred on the lifestyle of Jesus Christ as a worthy example who stood against evil not just by His Words but also by His deeds.

ImageHe explained, “Many have fallen because of being influenced by people who set a bad example. All of us have had a father, friend, mentor or coach but not all of us have had a father, friend, mentor or a coach we want to be like. This ought to motivate us to seek out a worthy example. Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is the worthy example. When we have a relationship with Jesus Christ, we will change and become men or women who are directed by the Holy Ghost, not by the influence of others. Only then, are we Christians.”

TESTIMONIES

ARMED ROBBERS FLEE IN FACE OF ANOINTING STICKER

This is no drama. It is a true manifestation of how no weapon fashioned against God’s children, shall prosper. On the fateful day, ImageMr Ikechukwu Muomalu who is based in South Africa had gone to the bank to withdraw a large sum of money. Mounted on a motorbike, he headed home. Little did he know that armed robbers were tailing him for the money. As he drove past a bustling market street, he was pulled over and ordered to hand over the cash. He hesitated when, suddenly, one of the robbers pulled out his gun, uncorked it, and pointed it at him. It was now a matter of life and death with only the money in his bag a deciding factor. Just then, before he could hand over his cash, he remembered something precious he was carrying in his pocket – the Anointing Sticker! Thrusting his hand in his pocket, he fished out the Anointing Sticker and flashed it at the armed robbers who looked astonished. But what was more astounding was that they wilted, retreated and sped off! No bullet was fired and no money snatched. The powerful hand of God, invisible to the human eye, had reigned.

Previously, Mr Muomalu used to be a target of armed robbers. His location was frequently attacked and he was not spared. He was also facing financial limitations to the extent that he could not take proper care of his family until he came to The SCOAN where he received the Anointing Water and Stickers. Gradually, his fortunes improved and his faith that God can use any medium to manifest His power, strengthened. Confronted with the armed robbers situation, he could think of no other amour but that of Jesus Christ through the Anointing Sticker.

He advised, “Whatever situation you are in, put your trust in God, and solution will come.”

 

DELAYED PROMOTION RELEASED

ImageIn spite of all his credentials, Mr Odekina Abimaje was frustrated by nine years of stagnation and career failure. He remained a lecturer at the same federal polytechnic without promotion and did not even have the opportunity to progress a PhD ambition. He recalled working hard like a horse but had nothing to show for it until he ran to The SCOAN. During his visit to The SCOAN, he was touched by one of the Wise Men and he did not fall as he had expected to be assured that he had been indeed delivered. Having collected the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker, he returned home and placed the Anointing Sticker between his credentials. When he retired to bed, he had a dream of Prophet T.B. Joshua who picked and rubbed Mr. Abimaje’s credentials on his chest and then put them back on his desk and left. While pondering over the significance of the dream, Mr. Abimaje decided to visit his mother. While there, he came across one of his friends who casually asked him about his current job. After listening to Mr. Abimaje’s frustrating story, the friend did not only ask him to consider working at a state polytechnic but also collected the former’s credentials to hand in. Within a matter of days, Mr. Abimaje’s friend invited him to collect his appointment letter to lecture at the new polytechnic, where he would see his salary tripled. In a subsequent development, Mr. Abimaje went on to pursue his doctorate research.

“You need to know the value of what you have. This is the arena of liberty,” he advised.

 

DISAPPOINTMENT SURRENDERS TO APPOINTMENT

Mr Vincent Achinuke, living in the US, explained how he had worked in a company as supervisor for a number of years. One day, the upper management met him that two employees needed to go, so he should find something, anything against them. He told them that he did not want to have a hand in it. Immediately, they fired him and relieved him of his duties. Shortly after that, his two house tenants were relocated to different states due to their job demands, resulting in a sudden financial break down. He sat depressed on his couch and slept for a whole day when he awoke to Prophet T.B. Joshua praying on Emmanuel TV for viewers to claim their career. He quickly joined in and believed within him that his trouble had come to an end. Three days later, he received a call from the area manager of an oil company, saying that they had seen his profile online and asked if they could meet. Mr Vincent happily agreed and was given the position of operations manager. His salary now is double what he used to receive and he will spend half of his work time this year in Saudi Arabia and the rest in the US.Image

He said, “When you make Jesus Christ Lord and Saviour of your life and situation – He will see you through.”

 

AGENTS OF CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA CAST OUT

ImageFor eight years, Mrs. Enobong Utin’s daughter, Miss Edidiong Utin, suffered from a chronic paranoid schizophrenic condition and had to live on cocktails of medications. The extent of the dosage she had to ingest compromised the state of her heart and consequentially reduced her mental alertness. Over the years that followed, Miss Edidiong Utin would also have learning difficulties. As if her condition did not wear her parents down enough in the United States, one day Miss Edidiong Utin took a knife and was about to stab herself in the kitchen when her brother walked into the scene to abort the attempt.

While she shuttled her daughter between medical facilities, Mrs Enobong Utin, a professional nurse, shared her plight with her Nigeria-based brother Dr. Essien, who recommended the Anointing Water as the only solution. Although skeptical about the brother’s recommendation, Mrs. Enobong Utin travelled to Nigeria and returned to the United States with the Anointing Water.

When Mrs Enobong Utin arrived at the ward, her daughter did not know her. Disheartened by this, Mrs. Enobong Utin seized a window of opportunity at her disposal and started to minister the Anointing Water on her daughter. To her utmost surprise, demonic spirits residing inside her daughter began to manifest and confess. The first voice said, “She will not graduate.”

“Who are you?” Mrs. Enobong Utin asked.

“I am an ancestral spirit,” said the demonic spirit.

“Who else is there?” Mrs. Enobong Utin continued to confront the demonic spirits, picking courage from what Emmanuel TV had taught her.

“I am queen of the coast,” said the spirit.

In the end a total of five demons manifested and were cast out as Mrs. Enobong Utin continued to minister the Anointing Water on her daughter’s body in the blood of Jesus. Miss Edidiong Utin rolled her eyes back and forth and her body returned to calmness. As she remained still and stared at her mother, Mrs. Enobong Utin heard her daughter say, “Mum, how are you?” To God be the glory, Miss Edidiong Utin was totally restored and freed from the agents of chronic schizophrenic condition.

Showing the related BEFORE and AFTER medical reports, a beaming Mrs. Enobong Utin said that “the Anointing Water” works.

 

MIRACLE BABY INDEED!

Mrs Nwaigwe was one month overdue and doctors said they would have to artificially induce her. Mr Victor Nwaigwe and his wife were not comfortable with that. They were informed by a friend about the Saturday healing Service at The SCOAN and they decided to come along but there was no service on that day. He got into conversation with a man who gave them the Anointing Water. He thanked the man but told him that he just needed a pastor or one of the evangelists to minister the Anointing Water to his wife. The man assured him that once he was at The SCOAN his troubles were over so he should just go ahead and minister the Anointing Water himself. He took the man’s advice, they took the Anointing Water, ministered it and went to eat at the canteen.Image As they finished eating she began to feel labour pains. He was shocked that the effect of the Anointing Water happened so soon. He quickly set about taking her to the hospital. Upon arrival she was checked and was ready for delivery. So she was taken to the delivery room and the baby began to come out but they saw the umbilical cord had wrapped itself around the baby’s neck. They quickly had to cut the cord which was successful and the baby was born safely despite great challenges on every side!

After going through such an experience Mr Nwaigwe said, “Forget what you think you know just come to Jesus – He is who he says He is – just believe.”

 

LOSS OF MANHOOD AND MENSTRUAL CYCLE BECAME HISTORY

ImageAfter five years of uncertainty, wondering as to whether Mr Adeyemi’s manhood and Mrs Adeyemi’s menstrual cycle would ever respectively return to each of them, the Anointing Water became their only hope. Under the circumstance, the thought of ever achieving conception to bring a child into the world was akin to chasing a mirage. They made it to The SCOAN where they received the Anointing Water and ministered it to themselves in Jesus’ name. Lo and Behold! The miracle thing happened — Mr Adeyemi told his wife that his manhood had returned. Excited by the great news, Mrs Adeyemi experienced a change in her system at the instant. She beamed and told her husband that her menstruation had also started to flow. The excited family celebrated their joy, and later met as husband and wife. Mr. Adeyemi became pregnant, went through a safe delivery and now they have a healthy baby to share in their testimony. To God be the glory!

When you know God is reliable, faith comes spontaneously, faith grows spontaneously. These were the deep-reaching words from Prophet T.B. Joshua as he ministered to thousands of people who had gathered at The SCOAN on Sunday and, true to the pronouncement, miracles and wonders were performed DADDYspontaneously through his prayer of faith. Working in the power of the Holy Spirit, he moved among the congregation, prophesying and commanding evil spirits out of the afflicted in the name of Jesus Christ. The demons had no place to hide as he called upon the name that is above all names, the name Jesus Christ, and reversed every yoke on individuals and nations. Many people received instant healing.
Teaching about faith, the man of God said, “The more you look at God, to God and meditate on God, the more you will have faith. Faith is natural. It is not manufactured or produced by you, it is natural. We just need to know the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. When you know that God is reliable, faith grows spontaneously”.
Earlier on, Wise Man Harry mounted the pulpit and delivered to the congregation and worldwide viewers of Emmanuel TV, a powerful and encouraging message titled, ‘Move The Mountain’ which was backed by proof text from Matthew 17:19-20. The message centered on the need for Christians to speak the Word of faith at all times and not to confess failure, saying one cannot think about one’s troubles and at the same time think about God’s Word.
He said, “When we confess sickness, fear, and failure and so on, we magnify the adversary above our Heavenly Father, thus destroying our own confidence in God’s Word. If your confession concerning your situation comes from faith, you would embrace victory; if based on sense-knowledge, you are bound to embrace defeat”.WISEMAN HARRY
“When your confession comes from faith, you have God’s hand performing all things for you, in you and through you. Only then, you will not consider the size of your problem; no matter how big, you will move the mountain,” he added.

TESTIMONIES
Below are a selected few of the many testimonies that lit up the Sunday service. Stay blessed!
FROM JOB SEEKER TO BIG TIME CONTRACTORMRS MOLLY MUSONZA
Having been grounded by joblessness, stagnation, hardship and limitation in progress for four consecutive years, single mother Mrs Molly Musonza from Zimbabwe resorted to visiting The SCOAN to seek divine intervention. She was even struggling to keep her two children in the local schools. It was in the midst of her struggles with life that Mrs. Musonza visited The SCOAN where she received the Anointing Water. Having a strong desire to work in the petroleum industry in her home country, she returned home, responded to a job-related newspaper advertisement, and subsequently prepared her job application.
She ministered the Anointing Water and prayed to God to restore her. Interestingly, she received a phone call that would rewrite her financial history. She was invited to an interview for an occupation in the petroleum industry. When she arrived for the interview, she was too nervous to maintain her composure. She begged to visit the ladies, where she ministered the Anointing Water and prayed to God to turn any interview questions to her favour. She was overwhelmed for there were no questions that challenged her capacity to do the job.
God lifted her up beyond her expectations. The giant company offered her a big contract as distributor of fuel, chemicals and oils in Zimbabwe. In a subsequent development, Mrs Musonza is now proprietress of her own registered company, servicing her country with petroleum products. Now that she has had a financial breakthrough, she is able to send her children to good schools. Her daughter is now at a university abroad.

ANOINTING WATER CANCELS SURGICAL OPERATION
Mrs Doris Alozie, a midwife, responded to a devastating telephone call and breathlessly raced to the hospital only to find her mother in a critical condition.MRS DORIS ALOZIE Reconciling with herself that she was on the verge of dying at any moment, her mother had begun saying her final words to her father and siblings. The monitors indicated that her mother’s oxygen circulation was only 27 percent, coupled with intestinal obstruction which developed into peritonitis. Gripped by fear, Mrs Alozie reached for the Anointing Water and ministered it on her mother, in the name of Jesus Christ. Shortly after that, she heard her mother shout, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Her mother then asked for the bedpan and passed out a black substance, which nullified the need for an operation. Since then, she has been healthily eating well. Indeed, God had mercy on her mother and restored her back to life.

14 YEARS OF BARRENNESS BROKEN
Very often when she slept, a man would come and have an affair with her in her dreams and the side effect came in the form of barrenness. For fourteen years, Mrs Julian Moshi lived a frustrating married life, every time hoping for a baby that never came. MRS JULIAN MOSHIHer loving husband was equally worried but still believed that God would perform a miracle in their life. One day, a friend gave her the Anointing Water which she and her husband ministered on themselves with faith, and then met as husband and wife. That was the end of the fourteen years of barrenness. The destructive spiritual husband was banished from their lives and Mrs Julian Moshi conceived to the chagrin of the devil. They are now the proud parents of a bouncing baby boy. To delay is not to deny. Praise God!

TEN YEAR VISA REJECTION CAGE SHATTERED
As if bound into a cage of visa rejections for a period of 10 years, Mr Olusola Olaolu would never get used to the frustration that followed each visa-request-turned-down. One day, a friend called to inform him about a job prospect abroad. He followed up and later received an invitation to travel abroad for work.MR OLUSOLA OLAOLU Mr Olaolu carried the invitation letter along with his passport to apply for the visa at the embassy. Looking around, he saw other people with support documents for their applications but he only had the one letter at hand. Having brought with him the Anointing Water, he ministered it and put it into his pocket. During the interview with the visa assessor, he repeatedly hit his pocket where he had kept the Anointing Water inwardly praying that Jesus Christ would come to His need. To his great surprise, while many applicants were being turned down, he was told to come back the following week, which he did and he received his visa.

BREECHED BABY CORRECTED WITH PRAYER
Mr and Mrs Gilbert Akowanou happily looked forward to welcoming their new baby to join the family, but a scan revelation of a breech presentation reduced their enthusiasm as the clock ticked towards the operating theatre.MR&MRS GILBERT The concerned couple rushed to The SCOAN to seek a divine intervention. Mrs Akowanou had the opportunity to be arranged at The SCOAN prayer line, where Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her. Following the prayer of the man of God, Mrs Gilbert Akowanou went back to the hospital for another scan. The results showed that her baby had turned and was now in the right position. To the glory of God, she delivered her baby safely, without an operation. Today, Mr and Mrs Gilbert Akowanou are the proud parents of a beautiful baby girl.
The Sunday service, broadcast live on Emmanuel TV to millions of viewers, closed on a high note with the mass prayer ministered by the wise men.

DADDYHow mighty and yet faithful God is! He continues to reign with power, breaking yokes and setting the imprisoned free. Last Sunday was no different at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria where He prevailed over satan who brings tension and makes people to be under bondage.  The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, ministered to both viewers all over the world and mammoth congregants who came from near and far, declaring them free, in Jesus’ name. Those afflicted with evil spirits were delivered just as the sick received healing by the power of the Holy Spirit. The man of God also led the congregation in praying for the nations of the world.

WISEMAN RASINEEarlier, Wise Man Racine preached a message, titled, INVOLVE GOD, which centred on the need to align oneself with the right direction – God’s direction – where the Holy Spirit supplies the inspiration for what to see, hear and do. Quoting Acts 16:7, he said, “God is looking for you. He sees us when we abide in His Word and His Word abides in us. He’s looking for you because He sees something you do not see. He sees far ahead. He is busy planting the seed of what you are becoming. He is looking for you because He is the Spirit of prophecy that reveals the future events; He wants to bring the future into you, showing you the direction and destination to follow”.

 

TESTIMONIES

The service was rich with amazing testimonies too many to be featured here. We give you a few of them.

 

VOICE OF RESURRECTION FROM HEAVEN!

Who rescues but Jesus; who saves but God! Mr Nnamdi Isaac from Anambra State in Nigeria is a living example. One day, as he was travelling on a motorcycle in a busy street, a big bus hit him. The impact was so big that the bus had its windscreen shattered. He was left with head injuries and he passed out. His inert body was rushed to various hospitals. Later, while still in the world of sub-consciousness, he heard a voice ask him where his Anointing Water from The SCOAN was. He answered the voice, “Anointing Water, I don’t have but my Anointing Sticker, I have”. He placed his hand in his pocket and fished out his Anointing Sticker. Just as he did so, he stirred and opened his eyes. He was back to life! However, none of those in the vicinity including doctors, said that they had asked for the Anointing Water. The owner of the voice remained a mystery. But one thing was true and everyone could attest to – a Heavenly voice had spoken to him and God had brought him back to life.  Explaining the experience, Mr Isaac said that whenever he is leaving home, he prays and ministers the Anointing Water to himself and carries his Anointing Sticker with him. He advised, “Believe and trust in God. Carry your Anointing Sticker with you. God will protect you, in Jesus’ name”.

 

FROM MARKING TIME TO FORWARD MARCH

Chief Superintendent of Customs, Ugoamadi Emeka Steven was an exemplified figure of frustration. Nothing ever seemed to be working. The term ‘promotion’ had become almost non-existent. The last time he experienced a rise was in 2008 when he was promoted to the position of Superintendent of Customs Service. After that, the pulley to the top ground to a stop and watched many people fly past him. To make matters worse, promotion was dependent on the vacancies available. It was not surprising therefore that when delayed promotions were finally due this year, he became jittery. He was so anxious that he did not know what to do. CUSTOMSHe decided to run to God and came to The SCOAN where he met the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who gave him the Anointing Water and assured him that all was well. Back home, he prayed with it, in the name of Jesus Christ, asking for God to intervene in his case because he had no power of his own. When the names were eventually released, he discovered that his prayer had not escaped the ears of God. Today, he is Chief Superintendent of Customs Service. What he could not achieve on his own, God has given him. “Hold on to God. The Anointing Water is an instrument God is using to save His people in these end times,” he said.

 

PROPHECY SOLVES CITIZENSHIP MYSTERY

When Mr Benjamin Ani first came to The SCOAN, he was completely bowed down in financial bondage and looking for a quick way out of his problems. His family was experiencing financial hardship to the extent that he could not feed them the way he used to. Neither could he pay his children’s school fees. He had been a successful importer when suddenly things tumbled and crushed. All his efforts to re-establish himself yielded nothing. He was no longer the big importer he once was and was neck deep into debt. To make matters worse, he was having vicious evil attacks in which his assailants were using his wife’s face in his dreams to bring hatred and confusion in the marriage.

Reduced to nothing and living hand-to-mouth, he decided to come to The SCOAN, hoping for a divine encounter. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, called him out and gave him a prophecy. To his surprise, it had nothing to do with his financial woes or the evil forces that were giving him scary dreams. Mr Ani had expected the man of God to speak to him about his financial nightmares. Instead, the prophet asked him where his passports were. Prophet T.B. Joshua continued, saying that Mr Ani was having a hindrance with his business because if he didn’t travel, there was no way he could get his business done.

MR BENJAMIN ANI & FAMILY [FRENCH CITIZENSHIP]Working towards travelling out of the country, Mr Ani borrowed money in an attempt to get a visa to travel. He also put up his jeep for sale – that was the only property he had remaining. Every embassy he applied for a visa at turned him down and he became confused.  After all his efforts had failed, he decided to sit back and wait. Little did he know that God cannot be rushed and, at the same time, that every true prophet of God will live to see that which he has prophesied come to pass.

Meanwhile, the family had been embroiled in a citizenship dilemma. His wife was born in Germany – her father is a Nigerian while her mother is from France. The wife’s mother died when she was very small and the father brought her back to Nigeria.  Since then, there had been no contact with France. She tried to get a French citizenship but was told that it was not possible because the mother was no more and there was no way that the French government could trace where she was born.

Incidentally, after receiving the prophecy, Prophet T.B. Joshua had also given them the Anointing Water. Mr Ani prayed with it and ministered it, in Jesus’ name. They believed that the issue of citizenship would be good in every member of the family. After they filled in the forms, they submitted them.  Soon after that, the French government gave them citizenship – both the national ID card and passport! Soon, they will be travelling to France to establish themselves there.

“We should always have patience, especially when we are in a difficult situation,” he advised.

 

 

MIGHTY POWER THAT SEES NO RECESSION

Recession is no laughing matter. It destroys unsparingly. Companies close and people lose jobs. It explains why Mr Koketso Selekanyo from Botswana was exasperated when meltdown crept into their national economy. He watched businesses close one after another and became increasingly worried over his own which specialised on selling hydraulic parts for machines. He was dismayed and asked Jesus to help give him direction.MR KOKETSO SELEKANYO [BUSINESS BREAKTHROUGH & CAR

Not long afterwards, he had the opportunity to come to The SCOAN where he was prayed for and given the Anointing Water. When he went back to Botswana, he started to pray with the Anointing Water and ministered it in his office and shop. He prayed to God to rescue his business. Before he knew it, many customers started to call his company wanting to buy from him. His company started to grow beyond his expectation. It was like there was no recession at all to the extent that he was able to buy a brand new car! Mr Selekanyo decided to share his blessings through philanthropy and started to bless the community around them. Since that time, God has blessed him tremendously and he now orders products from as far away as China.

He advised, “When problems come, kneel down and ask Jesus to give you direction. As you continue to minister the Anointing Water, God will continue to bless you more and more”.

 

PROMOTION SHOCKER AFTER ANOINTING WATER

Every time Mr Gabriel Kalumbu from Zambia stepped out of his house and headed for work, he would be worried. Not that he hated work but it was like he was working for free. He was facing serious stagnation in every area of his life. Even after working for five years for a company, he had nothing to boast about. MR GABRIEL KALUMBU [PROMOTION TESTIMONY]He travelled to many places and attended so many prayer houses in search of solution but found none. It was as if God had closed His ears to his cries. He could not help but wonder if his relentless predicament was born out of sin. It was in the midst of such a struggle with life that he came to The SCOAN where he received the Anointing Water and Anointing Stickers for his house and car. To his greatest surprise, after ministering the Anointing Water, for the first time in five years, he was called and got the promotion that had always eluded him! In line with his promotion, his salary doubled! To put icing on the cake, he was able to purchase two vehicles! He advised people to have faith in God.

 

 

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Last Sunday service was another demonstration of how abundantly willing the almighty God is to set His people free from bondage and for the salvation of their souls.  The service, which was highly charged with the moving force of the Holy Spirit, was indeed another manifestation of God’s holiness and might over darkness and evil as the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua and the wise men, ministered to the congregation, in Jesus’ name, breaking all kinds of yoke in the lives of the congregants and viewers of Emmanuel TV. Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for the sick at the prayer line, prophesied and delivered many from evil afflictions in the power of the Holy Spirit.

Earlier on, Wise Man Daniel preached on a life-transforming message titled: ‘God Does As He Wills’ which centered on God’s sovereignty in executing His master plan in people’s lives. Choosing 1 Samuel 16:6-13 as proof text, he emphasised that while Prophet Samuel considered appearance, size and experience in the warfare when sent by God to anoint one of the sons of Jesse, God Himself had chosen the least among them.

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He preached, “By His grace, God looked at the shepherd boy, David and saw in him a mighty king. Today, when we are looking for a friend, a partner or someone to head the church, we are tempted to look only at the externals – outward qualities such as speaking skills, educational background, ability to inspire people, friendliness and talent. God chooses grace rather than works.”  He reiterated that God is not looking for the qualified but those available; not for the proud and arrogant but the humble in heart.

“As members of Christ’s body, we should do our duties as allotted to us by God who is the giver of various spiritual gifts and not to be envious of other gift-carriers because engaging in envy and jealousy, eventually makes you to grumble, murmur and rebel against God or query His supremacy,” he said.

TESTIMONIES

Following are a few of the testimonies by those who experienced the touch of God through various evangelical items from The SCOAN such as the Anointing Water, Anointing Sticker and praying with Emmanuel TV:

 

DEGENERATIVE DISCS KNOCKED BACK INTO PLACE

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Hon. Isaac Kwasi Kodobisah was a smart politician in his city of Ho, Volta Region in Ghana. Many people liked him. He had all the attributes of a great politician and it was no surprise that the presidency appointed him Mayor of the city which he served with diligence until the devil came knocking and hit him with a terrible disease. What started as a mere back pain, soon aggravated into a terrible illness and his fears were confirmed when he visited the hospital one day where the doctor told him, “Sir, you have a degenerative disc disease.” Hon. Kodobisah could not believe his ears. It was like a death sentence had been pronounced on him. He knew what it meant – restricted movements which would eventually knock him out of his political career, unless a miracle was found. He could not eat or sleep and at night, he could not lie down. As a result of his situation, he could not attend public gatherings in his capacity as Father of the city of Ho. Every hospital he visited could not provide treatment. He remained confined to his bed, away from his mayoral seat. It was just in an attempt to ease the pain that one doctor advised him to use a neck collar to support him. The doctor warned that he could end up being paralysed.   

After exhausting all human efforts, Hon. Kodobisah decided to seek the Great Physician. Still in pain and supported by a neck collar, he came to The SCOAN and was placed on the prayer line where the healing power of Jesus Christ touched and operated on him. Immediately after the prayer, he heard a noise in his back and miraculously, the discs came together back into their place. The pain left him. For the first time in what had appeared to be an eternity of agony, he was able to sleep well and lie down at night. With the Anointing Water he had received, he continued to minister it in Jesus’ name every day. Within a short while, he was restored back into the original position God had created him. He is now able to move around freely to the glory of God. He believes the best is yet to come now that he is fit and of good age. He advised that our faith in God should become stronger as we face life’s challenges.

 

PROPHECY EXPOSES TOP KEPT SECRET

When Miss Elysia Straub visited The SCOAN last week and registered her problems for the prayer line, she had a big secret she wanted no one to know about and yet, the affliction she was keeping to herself was the reason she had come. It was like going to the hospital and telling the doctor you have a bad headache when your biggest problem is your broken tooth. ImageSuch was the shame the affliction had brought on Miss Straub that she could not find the courage to let anyone know about it. So, somehow still believing her solution would still come, she sat with her mother in the church praying for a ‘private’ miracle until the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, walked to her and everything she had kept in secrecy for many years was made public, to the shame of the devil and the glory of God.

When asked by the man of God whether he should mention her secret problem, Elysia instantly shook her head, a big ‘no’. But the prophet was operating beyond the natural and told her that satan must be put to shame. Still, Miss Straub could not stomach the idea of her secret being exposed and repeated, “No” to preserve her embarrassing problem. However, the prophet went ahead and stated that she had the problem of bedwetting. This astonished the young girl and she instantly confirmed by saying, “Yes”, upon which the man of God prayed for her and declared her free, in Jesus’ name.

Testifying her miraculous deliverance on Sunday, Miss Straub confirmed that she had been bedwetting from childhood and that it had caused a lot of embarrassment in her life. She felt isolated, rejected and guilty within. At night, it would feel as if someone was holding her down and any time she woke up after such an experience, the bed would be wet under her. Her condition haunted her whenever the thought of getting married in future crossed her mind. She consulted many medical doctors and churches in search of solution. Alas! The problem persisted. She was not the only person in her family experiencing this embarrassment – her uncle and other family members had the same problem of bedwetting. After the prayer, she said, she felt light and since that time, she does not experience anyone pressing her down at night and she no longer has the problem of bedwetting!

“I came here to be set free and I am. Since that day, I have been happy and joyful,” she said, to the glory of God.

 

LOOSED FROM DRUG ADDICTION

Twenty-two year old Gabriel Fain from the USA was on the prayer line when Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied to him, during one of the previous Sunday services at The SCOAN that he could have been in prison. Gabriel did not hesitate to confirm the prophetic message but went on to tell a horrible and embarrassing story of how, despite being brought up in a strict home, he slipped out of the hands of his police officer mother and a mentoring pastor to become a drug addict. While attending theology school, ImageGabriel stumbled upon illicit drugs, tried them and got chained to them for a very long time in his youthful years. He would sneak away from home, the church and the theology school to satisfy his “undying” flame for drugs of various types. Not only did his continued use of hard drugs compromise his mental faculty, speech and physical well-being but it also rendered him homeless. Apart from deriving joy in getting high after taking the drugs, Gabriel recalled that he always passed out on the smallest quantity he took. On several occasions, whenever he visited the restroom and took drugs, he would pass out and was always found half-naked. There was a time when the police cautioned a disoriented Gabriel for exposing himself in public.

Alarmed by the rate at which Gabriel’s health was deteriorating, the mentoring pastor sent Gabriel off to return to his mother. The pastor gave him an Anointing Sticker and a plane ticket to go back home. With his reduced mobility, Gabriel had to be wheeled at the airport. Upon arrival, his mother did not recognise him; Gabriel had to wave to attract her attention.  At home, he started watching Emmanuel TV on the internet. During one of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prayers that engaged the viewers, Gabriel touched the screen and prayed with him and all of a sudden, his speech returned to him. He started to sound intelligible from that point on. His relationship with God started to improve. He decided to come to The SCOAN where he received a word of prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua, who told him to disconnect from three past friends who had a toxic relationship with him. Gabriel has since disconnected from his bad past.

“Since my deliverance, I do not have the desire for drugs anymore,” he said and advised the youth to quit drugs, saying, “The devil is out there to steal your soul”.

 

TWENTY YEARS OF CHAIN SMOKING SMASHED

Enslaved and chained by the spirit of smoking for 20 years, Uchenna Okonkwo admitted that he had done everything within his humanImage powers to stop the habit. He used to smoke different brands of cigarette and up to 40 sticks a day. Mr Okonkwo subscribed to medical doctors’ collective recommendation that he should undergo therapy to alleviate the addiction. His attempt to get rehabilitated fell flat; he remained a chain-smoker. Throughout his one-man battle against an addiction he had wanted to kick out of his life, Mr Okonkwo did not have prior knowledge about Emmanuel TV. One day, he travelled to Nigeria with foreign investors. While at the hotel, he was flipping through television channels when he suddenly stumbled on Emmanuel TV. He watched Prophet T.B. Joshua pray for viewers and something pushed him to join in the prayer as the man of God prophetically said, “Viewers all over the world, anything that connects you to a bad habit, be broken in Jesus’ name.”

After the prayer, Mr Okonkwo fell asleep, and his heart’s desire to depart from the smoking habit culminated in an encounter he would have in his dream.  He saw Prophet T.B. Joshua wearing a white garment and shiny face pray for him. When he woke up the next morning and tried to smoke a cigarette, his body resisted. After his in-sleep deliverance from smoking, Mr Okonkwo decided to visit The SCOAN to meet for the first time Prophet T.B. Joshua whom God had used to deliver him. When he came, he sat at the back away from the view of Prophet T.B. Joshua and told himself, “If indeed he is a man of God, he will locate me here.”

To his greatest amazement, as Prophet T.B. Joshua moved about ministering to people, he came to where Mr Okonkwo sat and told him, “This is foreign affair. I don’t know how it will happen. There is a certain document of yours in a foreign country. It has to do with immigration issue.”

Convinced that his deliverance from the 20 years of smoking addiction through a dream after watching Emmanuel TV was not ordinary and that the prophetic message he received in person demonstrated that Prophet T.B. Joshua is a true man of God, Mr Okonkwo advised, “Distance is not a barrier to your healing and deliverance. Have faith that it will work for you. It is real”.

 

SHATTERED MARRIAGE SALVAGED FROM THE ROCKS, RESTORED!

For South African residents Chief Maxwell and Miss Linda Ejiogu, their marriage of many years was no better than a horror movie that should have ended sooner than it started. It was like the devil had hijacked it and smashed it on the sharpest of rocks, disintegrating it into bits and pieces. Image South African-born Linda Ejiogu had been married to her Nigerian husband for at least 17 years but their matrimonial home in South Africa had never known peace in the true sense of the word. They had an on-and-off stormy relationship to the extent that Mrs Linda Ejiogu finally resorted to filing divorce papers. Their daughter, Ngozi was also caught in the midst of the domestic battle. Chief Maxwell had decided to keep Ngozi in Nigeria under the pretext of mastering the Nigerian culture. But Linda wanted her daughter back, and so she considered involving the authorities. As a result of such tom-and-jerry type of domestic affairs, the bench, therefore, became their only problem-solving premises until she came to The SCOAN and the man of God prophesied to her about her marital problems and sent for the husband in a divine effort to bring the broken marriage together.

Left jaw-dropped by the revelation, Linda accepted back all the divorce and other court papers that had been served her husband. On his part, Chief Maxwell expressed that upon shaking hands with the man of God, the then “unquenchable” anger in him became extinguished at the instant. He told the congregation that when the man of God stated that their marriage was from Heaven, he felt calm. “I love my wife,” he said, and Linda lit up with a warm smile across her face.

Expressing her belief and trust in the man of God, Linda reckoned that her marriage could still work. For a couple who could not see eye-to-eye before, they started engaging each other in cordial and healthy conversations thanks to the deliverance they received at the prayer line. Having previously felt rejected, undesired, and the like, Linda expressed her gratitude for the existence of Emmanuel TV. She said that she would not have known about God’s existence if not for Emmanuel TV. She also put across her willingness and desire for the two of them to raise their children together as a family.

A formerly easy-to-anger Linda has now transformed into a calm person and departed from the habits of smoking and consuming alcoholic beverages. In her testimony, she expressed how she now sleeps peacefully since her deliverance at The SCOAN. “All is well with my family,” she added. She also said that upon her return to South Africa, she will meet with her attorney to withdraw the divorce papers.

Sharing the joy in the reunion of her parents, Ngozi said that when she first heard that her parents wanted to divorce, it made her sad and unhappy. “But now, I am so happy for what Jesus has done,” she said. Based on their experiential insight, the couple advised married couples to always seek the face of God first. Thanking God for the assistance they received through Prophet T.B. Joshua, “It is important to have God as the foundation for marriage,” they agreed.

The service ended with a mass prayer ministered by the wise men.

Prophet T.B. Joshua

Prophet T.B. Joshua

Last Sunday was, by all descriptions, one of shocking revelations as light subdued darkness and triumphed over wicked principalities that have continued to perpetrate evil among mankind! What started like any normal day of worship at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria blossomed and erupted into a day of glory when the name of the Lord was hugely magnified as He demonstrated His infinite power to protect and defend His children from evil machinations!

The service began with a message from Wise Man Christopher who taught on the nature of God as Spirit and why He is worthy of all the glory. He preached with boldness and insight on the message: “THE REAL OBJECT OF WORSHIP”, beseeching the congregants and viewers of Emmanuel TV to know the God they worship lest they give reverence to idols – anything that is placed above God in their hearts. Aided by the scripture in John 4:23-24 as proof text; he said God is Spirit for He is an infinite and eternal mind, an intelligent being, incorporeal, immaterial, invisible and incorruptible. If God were not a Spirit, he said, He could not be perfect, infinite, eternal, independent, or the Father of spirits.

Wiseman Christopher

Wiseman Christopher

He said, “If we do not worship God who is a Spirit in the Spirit, we neither give Him the glory due to His name nor do we perform the true act of worship from which we can hope to obtain His favor and acceptance. Therefore, we miss the end of the worship which is the salvation of our souls. Then, it means we worship ourselves.”

Wise Man Christopher said because God is Spirit, Christ came to declare God to mankind that God is a Spirit in the Spirit. “Remember, in the beginning, God, a Spirit, spoke and created the material. This shows that the Spirit is greater than the material. Therefore, we no longer need to go after the symbol when the real object is around, and Jesus is the real object of worship. By His resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ has demonstrated that He is worthy of being the object of our faith, belief and the centre of our own world,” he said.

TESTIMONIES:
The service would not be complete without the amazing testimonies from people of all walks of life, recounting their miraculous breakthroughs, healings and deliverances through various mediums from The SCOAN. Here are but a selected few. Stay blessed as you read on.

CYCLE AND CURSES OF LIMITATION BROKEN!
The phone rang. Not again, Dr Catherine grimaced. She had just received her salary and was accustomed to the bad news that would immediately accompany this. Another family member had died. As she dropped the phone, thoughts began racing. She was a senior lecturer at a prestigious Nigerian University with a healthy salary yet as quickly as the money came, it seemed to disappear.

Dr Catherine

Dr Catherine

Whether it was organizing the burial of a late family member, attending to sudden responsibilities that emerged without any invitation or spending on hospital bills for strange ailments – money could not stay in her hands. Instead of her to spend money, it was spending her! It was becoming too much. As lectures concluded one day and students left the classroom, Dr Catherine returned to her office, knelt down by her chair and began to weep. Unbeknown to her, a student was in the vicinity. Moved at her lecturer’s tears, the student advised her to buy a cable with Christian channels, specifying that if she could tune into Emmanuel TV, her situation would turn around!

Through watching Emmanuel TV, hope resurfaced for the lecturer and she decided to visit The SCOAN. Her financial situation was so severe that she even had to borrow money from fellow lecturers to visit Lagos. The receiving of the Anointing Water signaled the start of a remarkable chain of events that transformed Dr Catherine’s fortunes. The strange events that encroached her each time she received her salary, disappeared, enabling her to save up some funds for the very first time! Shortly afterwards, she was able to buy a car of her own. She further testified that because the Anointing Sticker was placed on her car, even though she lived in an area notorious for criminals, no single thief touched her car. Thereafter, she began planning towards building a house, incredibly having the opportunity to purchase a plot of land. With the foundations for her new house already in place, indeed, the cycle and curses of limitation have been broken in the life of Dr Catherine Agbor.

A MEDICAL MIRACLE!
Bleep. Bleep. Bleep. The continuous drone of the life support machine was only the signs of life for the young baby of Goitseone Sekolokwane. Her twins were born prematurely, one dying shortly after birth. The other was diagnosed to have a hole in her heart and chances of survival were medically determined as being practically non-existent. Even if she were to survive, the grim prognosis was that she would be disabled for life, unable to talk or walk. With various tubes fixed to her body and machines littered around, the bed where she lay was a vast medical attempt to preserve the life of the young baby who was a mere 0.6kg when she was born at just 24 weeks. The Motswana who is a resident in Atlanta, Georgia was on the verge of despondency. Doctors had told her never to remove the tubes that enabled her to feed safely but, moved at the desperate sight of her child slowly dying, she decided to remove the tubes and feed her with a bottle.

Goitseone Sekolokwane

Goitseone Sekolokwane

Once nurses discovered this, Mrs Sekolokwana was charged to court for violating the doctor’s orders and her child was snatched from her care.

Desperation at its peak, Goitseone decided to visit The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria, where she was privileged to receive the Anointing Water. The first miracle was a judge acquitting her of maltreating her child and enabling the baby to be returned to her. From there, she began ministering the Anointing Water every day to her baby whilst ensuring she complied with all the medical requirements given to her. Several months later, while returning to the hospital for a checkup, the doctors in charge of her case called her to enter their office. Amazed, they told her that her baby was completely healthy and no longer needed medical devices to support her! Two years later, she is now a healthy, happy child who is walking, talking and boisterously enjoying her young life!

ANOINTING STICKER CONFUSES HIJACKERS!
“God of T.B. Joshua, save me!” It was a desperate plea triggered by desperate circumstances. A gun was pointed at Yigermal Embeka’s head. His vehicle, filled with goods for his shop in South Africa, had been carjacked by a large group of notorious bandits. The young Ethiopian had been travelling towards Johannesburg when several vehicles surrounded him, forcing him to halt.

Yigermal Embeka

Yigermal Embeka

Yigermal heard his captives arguing angrily among themselves. His prayer was seeing instantaneous results! As the disagreement within the hijackers heightened, so Mr Embeka’s prayers intensified. Shortly afterwards, the armed bandits pushed him out of the car and sped off. His life was safe but his car was still in custody of the assailants. However, Yigermal was not worried, for the car had the Anointing Stickers.

After contacting the police and describing the scene, he was told the chances of the car’s recovery were extremely slim. His faith didn’t flinch. He told the police that an identifying feature of his car was an Anointing Sticker from T.B. Joshua, written, ‘Let love lead’. Several hours later, a bemused policeman called him back, asking him to clarify about the sticker he said was on his vehicle. “Sir, your car with that sticker on it has been found and nothing has been taken,” he told him! Mr Embeka further added that at the time of his initial visit to The SCOAN he was a struggling businessman but since his return, he is now the proud owner of five flourishing shops!

SUICIDE STOPPED – HEALED FROM HIV/AIDS!
Just end it all. Dangerous thoughts whirled within. As Mr Ubon Ukpong held the disheartening medical document in his hand, suicide seemed like an easy way out of the misery. In the prime of his youth, Mr Ukpong had been tested positive to the deadly disease of HIV/AIDS. Dreams, hopes, ambitions seemed to crumble as the full realisation of what the report he was holding actually meant, dawned on him. As he struggled to compose himself, his brother arrived home. Telling him the grim news, the brother encouraged him not to lose hope, advising him to continue searching for solution. Four years down the line and Mr Ukpong’s condition had deteriorated. The once vibrant and athletic young man was a shadow of his old self.

Mr Ubon Ukpong

Mr Ubon Ukpong

Plagued by persistent weakness and internal aches, he barely scaled through his education and was unable to engage in any form of strenuous activity.

Introduced to Emmanuel TV while in Yobe State doing his NYSC, he decided to take a step of faith and visit The SCOAN in Lagos. Arranged at the prayer line in 2008, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him in the power of the Holy Spirit. As he stretched forth his hand towards Mr Ubon, he testified, a weight fell from his shoulders. Newness of life and vigour were restored in a glorious and Holy Spirit inspired instant. Several months later, Mr Ubon returned to the same hospital, a Federal Medical Center that had initially diagnosed him. The results were astounding: negative!

Readers, what is your situation? If God could reverse the case of Mr Ubon Ukpong from a positive, deadly and incurable virus to negative – there is no curse in your life God cannot reverse!

GOD WILL NOT ABANDON HIS PEOPLE!
Mr and Mrs Prince Emeka Jideofor faced nine years of childlessness, and did not know where certainty of ever becoming a parent would come from, as medical doctors’ diagnosis reported that the husband had a low sperm count and the wife, a tube blockage.

Mr and Mrs Jideofor

Mr and Mrs Jideofor

Described as an emotionally and psychologically distressing nine-year period without a child in their matrimonial home, the couple experienced neglect and abandonment. Mr Jideofor lamented over how it became an unbearable sight any time he came across a pregnant woman. This forced him to sometimes ask God, “When will I see my own?” On her part, Mrs Jideofor is a professional nurse who had helped others overcome their challenges while she battled with hers. Alas! She could not help herself. After exploring a number of sources for a solution to achieve conception without any luck, a friend introduced the couple to The SCOAN where they met Prophet TB Joshua, who blessed them with the Anointing Water. The couple went home, held hands, prayed and ministered the Anointing Water. They then met as husband and wife, and three months later Mrs Jideofor visited a local hospital where she was confirmed positive to being pregnant. They now have a healthy child. To God be the glory!

The couple urged everyone to believe in God even in impossibilities and have faith until the appointed time comes! “God will do it because He is God! God did not abandon me and will not abandon His people,” added Mr. Jideofor.

EMMANUEL TV BIRTHDAY BABY!
The snake’s venom seemed to sink deeper. Pain erupted. Mr Chukwuemeka awoke with a scream from the dream. The python, his constant nocturnal companion, had struck again. Plagued by terrible nightmares coupled with barrenness for five long years, Mr Chukwuemeka decided to visit The SCOAN, despite discouragement from friends. Whilst sitting in The SCOAN congregation, Prophet T.B. Joshua walked straight towards him and began to prophesy. He revealed the devilish attacks he was encountering resulted from his idolatrous background, speaking further about turmoils in his career and family. Every prophetic word was accurate, leaving Mr Chukwuemeka and his wife in tears. The night after the prophecy, a divine encounter transpired. The snake that usually came to attack him any time breakthrough was nigh returned once again.

Mr and Mrs Chukwuemeka

Mr and Mrs Chukwuemeka

This time, however, he saw three men clothed in white appear to strike the snake dead and declare his problems over!

That was the beginning of the couple’s breakthrough! The curse of barrenness and backwardness had been broken! Shortly afterwards, his wife fell pregnant. Nine months later, the miracle that God had started at The SCOAN with the prophecy was completed at The SCOAN! Wise Man Christopher prayed for Mrs Chukwuemeka, who was heavily pregnant and was experiencing complications in delivery. Immediately after the prayer, during the first prophetic Saturday service at The SCOAN, she delivered a baby boy! To celebrate Emmanuel TV’s eighth birthday and in acknowledgement of the remarkable testimony in their lives, they named their new baby boy Emmanuel!

DEMON LEAVING CAUGHT ON CAMERA
Prophet T.B. Joshua drew people’s attention to a particular deliverance that happened in The SCOAN last year. Replaying the video, the congregants were shocked to discover that as a lady was delivered by Wise Man Christopher, a physical vapour or smoke was seen leaving her body, clearly caught on camera. In her testimony, Mrs Prudencia Ngwenyi, from Cameroon, explained that she was from a family stooped in idol worship.

“I grew up with these demons. I didn’t know anything like God, prayer or worship. This kept tormenting me. I was passing through hell,” she said. Getting married at the tender age of 16, her marital home was characterised by constant fighting and violence. However, it was in 2008 when Prudencia opened a Facebook account that demons within her became all the more evident.

Mr and Mrs Prudencia Ngwenyi

Mr and Mrs Prudencia Ngwenyi

“I went to the internet and opened a page on Facebook. I put my naked picture there. The next day, I saw a man who wanted to be a friend.” The ‘man’ said he would help her with $30,000 if only she purchased some items for him in Cameroon. She complied but before sending her account number to him, requested to see his picture. The image that arrived the following day was shocking!

She narrated, “I saw a picture of a demonic elephant. That night, in my dream, a giant man appeared to me, saying I would work for him and seduce men to his kingdom.” From that day, Prudencia became an agent of satan, bleaching her body and going out to look for men to seduce them. It was only after viewing Emmanuel TV and seeing a similar case that Prudencia realized she desperately needed deliverance.

When Wise Man Christopher prayed for her, Prudencia explained that she saw the demons within her actually leaving her body – an old lady, a lion and a big snake.

“All of a sudden, I found myself on the floor. Something left me and another thing came in!” Ever since her deliverance, Prudencia testified that her life had totally transformed. Her marriage is now peaceful, her business prosperous and the terrible nightmares she once had have become a thing of the past. “I thank Jesus for saving my life, for putting the devil to shame,” she said.

The service came to a euphoric close with the Mass Prayer ministered by the Wise Men. To God be the glory!

Last Sunday was one filled with glorious worship and spiritual upliftment for those that congregated at The SCOAN, Lagos. There was evident movement of the Holy Spirit as the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, prayed for people and declared them free from affliction, sickness and disease, in the name of the Deliverer and Healer, Jesus Christ.

The man of God, aided by scriptures from John 16:33 and 1 Corinthians 10:13, said there PROPHET T B JOSHUAis no cause for worry and depression when faced with temptation and tribulation because God is no man that can lie about the escape route He has for Christians.

“Crisis will come but be of good cheer. When you know where you are going, whatever happens to you – cancer or tribulation – cannot change your focus. God is not a man that lies. If the revelation comes that you will get there, you will get there. That temptation is a blessing; it will make you stronger. Don’t lose your focus,” he said, adding:

“That you are a Christian does not mean you will not encounter challenges. There will be challenges, tribulations – run to God, don’t run from Him. Instead of worrying about things around you, the situation you have, run to God. He has promised He will not allow your challenges or situations beyond what you are able.”

WISEMAN HARRYEarlier on, in his message titled: The Words Of Your Mouth, Wise Man Harry took the congregants and viewers of Emmanuel TV to the Scripture in 1 Samuel 17:41-47. He said one thing in common between David and Goliath was that both of them confessed victory. The difference was their faith; David confessed what he believed.

He explained, “David spoke the word of faith and the giant fell. It was the word of faith coming out of David’s mouth that produced an overcoming Spirit in him. When you realise that you will never rise above your confession, you are getting to the place where God can really use you. You must learn the value of God’s Word on your lips,” he said.

TESTIMONIES

 

The service glittered with amazing testimonies that glorified God whose infinite mercy continues to set people free and uplift them to places of honour and dignity. Here are but a few of the testimonies:

YEARS OF ALCOHOLIC BONDAGE BROKEN

 
Overflowing with joy, Mr and Mrs Linus Nkeamachor from Ireland came to testify how God had salvaged the remains of their marriage and made them whole again through the medium of the Anointing Water. The wife was addicted to alcohol and the family was falling apart as a result of that. She could not get up in the morning to take care of the children and take them to school. There were frequent arguments and quarrels in the home. It was against such a background that Mr Nkeamachor came to The SCOAN where he received the Anointing Water. He went back to Ireland and prayed together with his wife. To his greatest surprise, the addiction ended immediately.

Mrs Nkeamachor explained that alcohol had become her best friend and, as a result, she could not properly take care of her home and marriage. She drank all day and night long, saying she would drink alcohol like water. When her husband returned from a trip to The SCOAN in Nigeria, with the Anointing Water, he asked her to pray with him.

“It was like I woke up from four years of a bad dream,” she said.MR. & MRS. LINUS NKEAMACHOR

She also shared another testimony. She is a mother of three. Her first and second children were delivered through caesarian section. For the third time, she was also booked for an operation but close to her delivery, she had a dream in which she saw Prophet T.B. Joshua pray for her. Then, in the dream, she saw a cobweb-like substance come out of her. She woke up, went into labour and her husband rushed her to the hospital where she delivered her baby safely without any operation.

She advised, “No condition is permanent. Whatever has a beginning must have an ending. The situation you are facing will surely come to an end, in Jesus’ name.

DELIVERED FROM SPIRIT OF PROSTITUTION

 

“There is no gain in prostitution. Live for God and make God’s Word the standard for your life. Every man should to stay with his partner,” this was the advice from a young mother of one, Vivian Agbonlahor who was delivered last week from the evil spirit of prostitution. She had to be coaxed to come to The SCOAN by a friend who was concerned by the ungodly and risky lifestyle she was living. When she came, the evil spirit in her was exposed and arrested as Wise Man Harry approached and stretched his hand on her. The evil intruder identified itself as the family idol which had enslaved her and made her to sleep with men. Delivered and free, she shared her testimony:

VIVIAN AGBONLAHOR (3)She grew up in the city and when she visited the village at age 19, she was told that every member of the family had an idol and that she should step into the village river for 14 days, to collect her own. When she refused, she was told that the family idol’s spirit would get her and bring shame to her life. Later, while at a boarding school one day, she heard a voice tell her not to waste her time in bed but go out to sleep with men like other girls on campus were doing. She started prostituting, meeting with all classes of men. She said the voice spoke to her heart controlling her like a remote. For four years she lived this life, from 19 to 23 years of age.

VIVIAN AGBONLAHOR (1)She would wear revealing dresses and wait on men. She would also go to clubs, drinking and looking for men. The money she made, she would spend on alcohol. She went to other countries to do prostitution including Ghana and Cotonou. She has a child but because she wanted more money, she went outside the relationship. The father of the child got fed up and left without telling her. She said there was a time she fell into the hands of a ritualist who told her she was lucky with him otherwise, he would have killed and bundled her into a bag. Such was her lifestyle and its hazards until a friend told her of God’s love and invited her to The SCOAN. After a struggle, she came. That was how she ended up being set free.

“Ever since the deliverance, I have gone through a lot of temptation with people calling my phone to meet me at certain places but it only irritates me,” she said adding that she no longer hears the voice telling her to go out and prostitute. The urge, has completely gone. Praise God!

GHANA’S DJ FRANKIE WINS IT FOR CHRIST!

 

MR. FRANKIE TAYLORMr Frankie Taylor, a radio presenter, actor and movie producer in Ghana, was a mover and shaker of his industry in his own right. His music had changed many lives in his country and beyond. Yet, he never seemed to get the recognition he deserved for his hard work and talent. In 2013, he visited The SCOAN and had the opportunity to explain his challenges to Prophet T.B. Joshua. He told the prophet that he had been nominated for many awards over the years but never won anything. The man of God prophetically told him, “Faith is a virtue of victory, the best is yet to come.”  He took those words in faith and soon began to see that victory had become a reality in his life. He was nominated for music awards in both the UK and Canada. As if that was not enough, he was soon recognised in his own nation during the 2014 Ghana DJ Awards where he was voted Best Music Promoter. When he received the award, he publicly dedicated it to his mentor of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, at the national theatre in Ghana. He shouted, “Emmanuel!” and the whole audience replied, “God With Us!”

Offering advice, he said, “Do everything with the fear of the Lord, in all your ways acknowledge God.”

DEATH CANCELLED THROUGH T.B. JOSHUA’S HANDKERCHIEF

REVIVED FROM COMA (1)Miss Badenhorst from South Africa is a living testimony of how Jesus’ power of resurrection restores life. She had been involved in a horrible horse riding accident in 2004 that had led her to being in a coma. Doctors told her father that she had a less than one percent chance of living and, if she survived, she would be brain dead. She was only nine years old then. Mr Badenhorsts heard that Prophet T.B. Joshua was in Cape Town holding a revival meeting.  REVIVED FROM COMA (2)He went there and believed that if he could only get to the Man of God; his daughter would be made well. As Prophet T.B. Joshua walked past him, he reached out, took hold of the prophet’s hand and asked him for a prayer. REVIVED FROM COMA (3)The Prophet told him not to worry about his situation. Later, he had the grace to meet the man of God where he explained that his daughter, was in hospital in a critical condition, surviving only on life-support machines. Prophet T.B. Joshua gave him a handkerchief and instructed him to place it on his daughter’s ear. When he reached the hospital with the handkerchief in his hand, the doctor said that his daughter would not make it and was already removing the life support machines. Mr Badenhorst prayed and believed that through the handkerchief, Jesus would manifest His power and heal his daughter. He laid it on her ear and within five minutes, she stirred, exhaled and called to her father, “Pa”. She miraculously made a full recovery. Miss Badenhorst is now 19 years old and training as a pilot – her childhood dream.

“The only thing I can remember about my situation then was waking up in a hospital mentally fit but wondering why I was there,” she said of her experience.  She is a living testimony of God’s awesome power.

ANOINTING WATER STOPS BLEEDING AND REMOVES FIBROIDS

MRS. CALLISTAFive years ago, Mrs. Callista Thomas gave birth. Since that time, she started bleeding. She went to different hospitals where a number of scans were carried out. Every time it would show that she had fibroids. The doctors told her to go for an operation but she had a better idea. She came to The SCOAN where she received the Anointing Water. Immediately after ministering it, in Jesus’ name, the bleeding ceased. She went to the hospital to do a scan and, to her joy; it showed that all the fibroids were gone.

GOD SAVES 20 HOMES FROM BURNING DOWN

 

Mrs Beatrice Thomas, from the United States and her husband, are strong believers of the evangelical items from The SCOAN such as the Anointing Water, Emmanuel TV and Anointing Stickers. MRS. BEATRICE THOMASThey have placed the stickers at all doors of their apartment as contact points for their Heavenly protection. One day, she was cooking corn maize and when the husband tasted it, he discovered that it was not yet ready. He put it back on the stove and turned up the heat. They forgot about it and went out of the house. Six hours later, the corn was burning and the smoke from the pot triggered the fire alarm. Fire fighters stormed into the apartment to stop the impending tragedy only to discover that no fire had spread into the apartment which would have affected the 20 other apartments in the building. They ended up sitting in the lounge watching Emmanuel TV which is the 24 hour channel for the house. When Mrs Thomas and her husband returned home, they were shocked to see fire fighters there, confused at how the apartment had failed to catch fire and asked them which god they were serving! She told them she worships God through Emmanuel TV to which they replied, “Jesus is a cool guy”. She showed a picture of the burnt corn and advised, “It’s good to always have Emmanuel TV on.”

INSTANT BABY DELIVERY

BABY DELIVERY (2)The glorious worship was crowned by the birth of a miracle baby delivered right at The SCOAN. Mr and Mrs Ben Edokpolor came to The SCOAN in search of solution to the problem of wrong position of the baby in the womb. They had been to the hospital where the doctor told them the way out was through an operation. The couple refused, believing that God would enable her to deliver the baby safely. At that time, there were still no contractions. They rushed to The SCOAN where BABY DELIVERY (4)Mr Edokpolor received the Anointing Water and ministered it on his wife, in Jesus’ name. Immediately, she started to feel some discomfort. Some time later, she started to experience contractions and she went into labour. BABY DELIVERY (1)Wise Man Harry prayed for her and she delivered her baby instantly without any operation. She advised viewers that there is nothing impossible for God.

The Sunday service concluded with Mass Prayer ministered by the Wise Men. Stay blessed!

Prophet TB JoshuaLast Sunday’s service was another awe-inspiring experience for those that congregated at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria and viewers of Emmanuel TV. Prophet T.B. Joshua preached and taught the Gospel with power, emphasising on the need for ministers of God and Christians to recognise that demons are responsible for their calamities. He said fighting such entities, therefore, needs to be spiritual or the battle will be in futility.

Prophet T.B. Joshua said, “If we fail to realise that there are powers that cause people to be bowed down in bondage, we are fighting the wrong battle. You know what I mean by bondage or poverty. When it comes, it arrests you; it ties you down. Bondage could be temptation, infirmity, all kinds of sickness, crisis, challenges or the situation you are facing and keep talking about. When you fight the wrong battle, the battle will continue”.

Commenting on true Christianity, the prophet said that religious people are without spirituality whereas Christians are born of the Spirit of God. “We are only made Christians by living in the Word of God and by the Word living in us. We are made in our hearts to be Christians. That is, Christianity lies in the heart,” he said. Later, he led mass prayer during which contrary spirits tormenting people’s lives were exposed and cast out at the mention of the name, Jesus Christ.

 WISEMAN RACINE

Wise Man Racine had earlier opened the service with the message: Put on The New Man. The message was a call on Christians to cast away their old self and become new creations in Christ Jesus through being born again. He emphasized that no matter how one conditioned oneself from childbirth, one needs to be born again.

“We need to put on the new man, the new Self who is renewed in knowledge, wisdom, glory, ability, strength, power and grace in the image of his Creator.  We put on the new man by renewing of our mind with God’s Word and submitting our body to the authority of that Word. When you believe in Christ-Jesus, the Son of the Living God, you become a possessor of the Father’s nature. The Christian, having been born again, puts on the new man- Jesus Christ,” he said, citing a number of Books including John 5:14, Ephesians 4:22-24, Galatians 5:16,25, and Acts 11:26, among others.

 TESTIMONIES

Many people who received the divine touch of God in various areas of their lives through The SCOAN came on Sunday to glorify His mightiness and thank Him for His everlasting faithfulness. Below are just a few of the testimonies:

CLOSED DOORS SWING OPEN

KATERINA & EMMANUEL JOSHUA FROM UKMr and Mrs Emmanuel Joshua Peter who reside in the UK came to testify to the greatness of God as Healer and Provider of His people. Mr Peter told his story of how poverty hit him while living in his native country of Nigeria. While he was struggling with life, he was involved in a road accident and injured his knee. His aunt advised him to visit The SCOAN for God’s intervention. During mass prayer, as Prophet T.B. Joshua was praying, he received his healing. A few weeks later he was granted a visa to Germany where favours followed him everywhere he went. He got a job and his salary increased every month. Two years later, he married his sweetheart and they continued praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV.  Although his employer promised to make him manager of the company, he decided to move to the UK and God established him in business there. He started congregating with The SCOAN fellowship in London and since then, the fountain of blessings has never ceased. He was able to build a big house and drives a brand new car.

 12 HORRIBLE YEARS OF BARRENNESS SMASHED

12 YEARS BARRENNESS

12 YEARS BARRENNESS

Humiliated by years of childlessness, Chief and Mrs Anthony Agalivie from Delta, Nigeria donned unmistakable smiles as they stepped forward to testify how God had intervened in their lives. They had been literally written off as potential parents. For 12 years after their wedding, they cried and moaned over their failure to have a baby. They travelled near and far – from one witchdoctor to another and from one church to the next – during which huge sums of money were extorted from them. Chief Agalivie counted over 100 witchdoctors and spiritualists he had visited, all in a futile struggle for the fruit of the womb. Mrs Agalivie described the years as a period of agony and shame. They had shed tears in the closed doors of their bedroom until their eyes ran dry.

Strangely for the couple, doctors could not diagnose anything wrong. Whenever Mrs Agalivie conceived, she would lose the pregnancy. In 2012, she was diagnosed with a hormonal imbalance. One day, as she watched Emmanuel TV, she saw a woman of 53 years testify how she had conceived and delivered a child after using the Anointing Water.  She realised that and sought the divine their case was not unredeemable if they attended a living church touch of God through His anointed servant. In May 2013, she came with her husband to The SCOAN during which the demon behind their childlessness was exposed and they received deliverance.

That night, Mrs Agalivie had a dream. She saw that they were in The SCOAN and a child walked from the altar to her and said, “Give me your hand. I am an Angel sent to you from God to deliver you from barrenness”. When she woke up, she was filled with joy. That month, after meeting with her husband, she became pregnant. She showed her pregnancy to the congregation as evidence of God’s triumph over the demonic influence that had existed in the couple’s life. Chief Agalivie encouraged the congregation by stating that it is never too late for God.

EX WITCH DOCTOR’S SON VOMITS CALABASH, RECEIVES DELIVERANCE
During the mass prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua, we witnessed a young boy vomiting a calabash (gourd), a charm, WITCH DOCTOR SONalong with poisonous substances. After the calabash (gourd) was vomited out, it began to move on the floor, untouched by human hands. Some moments later, it burst open and poisonous substances began to ooze out of it.
To the great surprise of the congregation, we learned that the boy was the 14 year old son of Mr Adeyemo, the 80 year old witch doctor who had been delivered a few weeks ago alongside his 35 year old wife. The wife and witch doctor had each vomited 3 cowries during the course of prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua in previous services. After their deliverance, they said they had tried convincing the boy to come to The SCOAN for deliverance but had been unsuccessful due to the evil powers the calabash (gourd) had given to him.

Mr Adeyemo had spiritually commanded the calabash (gourd) into his son, in the same manner he had commanded the cowries into himself and his wife, in order to give him boldness to carry out evil acts and become a powerful witch doctor. His plan was for his son to take over the witch doctor practice after he had passed away but after receiving deliverance, Mr Adeyemo was desperate for his son to receive the same deliverance and give his life to Jesus Christ. It was with the pressure of his wife that his son agreed to come to The SCOAN where we witnessed his deliverance live. To God be the glory!

A COMMUNITY SAYS THANK YOU!

Twenty-six members of the Ayebabogha family came to The SCOAN to say, Thank You, Jesus! Walking joyfully to the front of the altar, the family shared how the life of their son and brother, Mr Gift Ayebabogha, a Nigerian Police Force Officer was spared through the medium of the Anointing Water. At work one morning, he was attacked by armed robbers and shot at multiple times, forcing his intestines out of his body. He was rushed to the hospital where an operation was performed and the family testified that thanks to the power of God at work in the Anointing Water which he had ministered that morning, his life was saved.

MR GIFT AYEBABOA&FAMILYSevere post-operation complications developed and Mr Gift became unable to pass urine normally. A catheter had to be attached. Upon hearing his heartrending story, Prophet T.B. Joshua, moved with compassion, arranged for Mr Gift to be taken to India for a specialist operation and sponsored the entire trip. Having recuperated from his successful surgery in India, Mr Gift said, “The man of God, who did not even know me, used his resources and sent me for specialist medication abroad where my condition was corrected and restored”. To God be the glory.

GOD WIPED AWAY MY TEARS

MR KENNETH NDOVIEMr Kenneth Ndovie from Malawi was reeling from one catastrophe to another until the mercy of God touched him through the medium of the Anointing Water. He was facing financial crisis after he had lost his job and decided to go into business in an effort to make ends meet. One day, as he was travelling for business, he got a shocking call that his house had caught fire and had been gutted. He fainted upon hearing the news and people had to carry him home. Everything was destroyed but surprisingly, his Emmanuel TV decoder was spared. This encouraged his faith in the midst of calamity and he continued to pray with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. Many of his friends had deserted him because of his poverty. No one wanted to associate with him. One day, a good friend lent him some money. Instead of investing it in his business, he decided to use it for transport and came to The SCOAN. He received the Anointing Water and when he returned home, all closed doors swung open. He received a contract as a big distributor of airtime credit for one of the major telecommunication companies in the country. Since that time, he has built a five bedroom house on eight plots of land, replete with a swimming pool. Not only that, he has a fleet of cars his staff use for distribution of recharge vouchers. Borrowing a leaf from the man of God Prophet T.B. Joshua, he has likewise gone into charitable activities and is helping the poor.

SPIRIT OF BEDWETTING AND STEALING DISGRACED IN YOUNG GIRL’S LIFE
During the time of prophecy in the live service the previous week, Prophet T.B. Joshua had encountered Miss Joana Agboga from Abuja, Nigeria and the darkness in her was immediately exposed. A young lady that was calmly standing in the congregation moments before was suddenly aggressively fighting as the demon within her began to manifest.

 Now delivered from the evil spirit, Miss Joana Agboga stood before the congregation of The SCOAN to thank God for His intervention in her life. A beautiful young girl from a wealthy home, she explained that the evil spirit had caused her to bedwet since the age of five. Even in boarding school, her classmates would cover up for her when she bedwet in the night. The evil spirit also made her to steal even though she never lacked materially or financially. It stifled her academic progress as her mind would blackout during examinations. The evil spirit also made her to be very stubborn and hot-tempered, throwing tantrums. She previously used to avoid watching Emmanuel TV, preferring to watch movies or music videos but now realised that she did not like to see people being saved, healed and set free because what was inside her was opposite to the light of God. Addressing the issue of deliverance, Prophet T.B. Joshua, said, “If we fail to realise that there are powers that cause people to be bowed down in bondage, we are fighting the wrong battle”.

After her deliverance in the power of the Holy Spirit from the spirit that scattered her destiny, Joana happily declared that she no longer experiences bedwetting or the urge to steal. Equally overjoyed, her mother, Mrs Elizabeth Agboga stood by her side to thank God for the transformation in her daughter’s life. Emphasizing the importance of maintaining the miracle, Prophet T.B. Joshua told her that on the last day, she will stand to testify how she helped her daughter maintain her deliverance.

DON’T STOP DOING GOOD – T.B. JOSHUA
Perhaps the most moving event of the day was the testimony of Mr Lucky, made possible by the singular act of Mr Lucky & Mr Chukskindness of one of the heads of security at The SCOAN. Mr Lucky explained that in 2008, he was busy working as a loading boy in a Lagos market place, assisting women to carry their goods. One day, he saw a woman in a pool of blood. A vehicle had run her down and she was about to die. Having little money with him, he felt compassion for the woman and used the money to take the woman to the hospital. Arriving at the hospital, the woman died and he was arrested for her murder. He had been in prison for five and a half years. It was while there that he encountered a man wearing one of the yet-to-be released Faith Bracelets from Prophet T.B. Joshua. The stranger told him to hold the hand with the bracelet and pray with him, believing God for his heart’s desire. That night, he had a dream of Prophet T.B. Joshua, telling him that he would be set free. Miraculously, 11 days later, he was released from the prison. He headed straight to The SCOAN with only the clothes on his back.  It was there that one of the heads of security discovered him crying by the church premises after unsuccessfully trying to enter the packed auditorium. He had all the looks of a mad man; he had unkempt hair, was dirty and was wearing rags. After listening to his story, instead of chasing him away, the SCOAN security man bathed him, bought him a new pair of trousers, shirt and sandals, and gave him 500 naira. He then got him a seat inside the church so he could partake of the service. After listening to the story, Prophet T.B. Joshua, touched by the bold step of kindness demonstrated by the security man, stated that a sum of 5 million naira would be allocated to him to continue to assist others as he has done today, saying he knows this is not the first time he had been assisting others in such a Godly way.

“Don’t stop doing good,’ he said.

If we say we are Christians, all our concerns, aspirations and heart desires must be subject to the Gospel, by works of charity, knowing that we lose nothing by doing that which pleases God.

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