THE HIDDEN TRUTH
God’s presence was felt in every aspect of the Sunday service of January 31, 2016 at The SCOAN. As the choir gave congregants enough musical reasons to shake off the devil from every corner of their lives, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua reminded all Christians of the need to hold on to God in times of trouble. According to him, troubles have always had a significant role to play in the lives of all those who have a special place in God’s heart. In a message titled, THE HIDDEN TRUTH, the man of God observed: “When you are in trouble, that trouble should strengthen your desire and determination for God. Your situation cannot say you are not a Christian. God refines us with situations like that. The reaction of your situation on you separates impurities. Your situation separates impurities and allows the character of God to grow in your life. My situation cannot determine my Christian life. The Spirit of God needs a free spirit”.
Concluding, the man of God admonished congregants to avoid the erroneous impression that the Christian race is a bed of roses. According to him, the crown only comes after the trials that must be overcome: “A true Christian is tested by his ability to face situations. Trials and temptations are tests to promote you. Your faith life needs to be tested by foolish things. You can never live and be ‘out of touch’ until the end of your days. That touch is to separate impurities and allow the character of God in your life to grow”.
AK 47 RENDERED HARMLESS
All the way from Edo State Nigeria, HRH Aidenojie Ehidiamen attended the first Sunday service of 2016 were he received the new Good Morning Sticker from the man of God. The royal father who is also an ardent user of the Morning Water has always made it a point of duty to minister anointing materials from The SCOAN, in the name of Jesus.
After that eventful first Sunday service of the year, the traditional ruler in company of his driver and police escort had prayed and committed the journey back to Edo state into God’s hands. He ministered the Morning Water and asked for God’s protection on the road.
On their way back to Edo State, specifically around the Ijebu-Ode axis, their car had run into a gang of robbers on the road. Flouting the orders of the AK 47-carrying robbers who tried to flag them down, the driver manoeuvred his way out of the way of the robbers and drove the royal father out of the danger zone. But for the miraculous hand of God which played a major role in their safety, the robbers would have opened fire seeing that their plans did not work out. It also remains a mystery how the driver forgot to put on his headlamp which would have exposed the police officer to the robbers, thereby drawing the anger of the marauders of the highway who hate to behold any law enforcement agent whenever they are at work.
Thanking God for their miraculous protection, the royal father urged people all over the world to appreciate the anointing materials from The SCOAN. He also prayed to God to continue to increase the man of God in anointing as he keeps helping mankind and returning them to Christ.
HARDSHIP BOWS TO THE POWER OF THE ANOINTING
Mr Nzube Onyekaozulu had been delivered at The SCOAN in February 2012. After that experience, the young man embarked on the compulsory National Youth Service Corps programme and was posted to the capital city of Abuja where he was faced with the grim reality of hardship. Mr Onyekaozulu experienced so much hardship that he had to live in an area where the safety of life was not guaranteed. On one occasion, with his Morning Sticker on his door, armed robbers could not even knock; they passed his door and attacked other tenants.
As he continued to pray and minister the Morning Water, a business idea from heaven came to his mind. He started shoe business with the little money he had saved. He would move from office to office selling shoes. With credit facilities from a friend, his business grew. It got to a level that he bought a car from the proceeds of his business. The car became his mobile office as he would stock shoes in the boot and drive to offices to deliver to his customers. From there, he got a shop and stocked it with shoes. Business became very lucrative for Mr Onyekaozulu who now boasts of three good cars. He is also an employer of labour and has continued to support people who need help, especially in the area of their education. Apart from his shoe business, the young man is also involved in car business. He connects people to sellers and gets commission. Thanking God for the turn-around in his life, Mr Onyekaozulu urged people to seek first the Kingdom of God so that all other things would be added unto them.
CURVED SPINE STRAIGHTENED AND HEALED
Mrs Tsholofelo Moagi-Hlohlolo, a native of South Africa, suffered from a curved spine after she delivered her daughter. The condition deteriorated to the extent that she could not do her domestic chores. It was very difficult for her to drive even as she couldn’t carry heavy burden. She was taken to many hospitals yet there was no solution in sight. A particular doctor even suggested that she be confined to a wheelchair but her belief in God lingered while she hoped for the best. A friend would later introduce her to Emmanuel TV after all her efforts to get medical help failed. Speaking emphatically, her friend told her that help would surely be found at The SCOAN.
Visiting The SCOAN in 2014, Mrs Moagi-Hlohlolo received prayers from Prophet T.B. Joshua as well as the Morning Water. On her return to her native South Africa, she would give the Morning Water to her children who would in turn minister it on her body. As the ministration went on, she felt sensations on her body. Her healing was almost immediate; all the debilitating pains that accompanied her curved spine gave way to the healing hand of God. Today, she is totally healed and is fit, hale and hearty and does all those things she could not do before now. Mrs Moagi-Hlohlolo gave thanks to God for her healing and urged people all over the world to have faith in Him.
A HOPELESS SITUATION TURNS PROSPEROUS
Mr Isa Barguma was a civil servant in his native Adamawa State, Nigeria. As a Staff Officer, he could not achieve much with his salary. It was as if he was working from hand to mouth. The trend continued until he retired and was left with nothing apart from his paltry pension. All efforts to create something out of retirement failed. His plan to go into farming fell apart. He eventually embraced buying and selling but could not make much progress from that. It was at the verge of his frustrations that a friend introduced him to Emmanuel TV which he later installed in his house.
In May, 2015, Mr Barguma visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water with which he prayed, insisting that he would not return to Adamawa empty-handed. As a mark of his seriousness with God, he ministered a whole bottle of the Morning Water on himself. Shortly after his arrival in Adamawa, things that happened can only be described as a raw expression of God’s power. Two weeks after his visit to The SCOAN, he bought a house of his own after his business experienced a sudden but miraculous boost. This was followed by a car. In a matter of three weeks, he was blessed with a house and a car – things that some other people labour for in their entire life time.
Thanking God for his restoration, Mr Barguma also highlighted the immense benefit of the Morning Water on his family’s health. According to him, ever since he started ministering the Morning Water in his home, no member of the family has fallen ill. He advised all retirees to run to Jesus.
AGE-LONG MIGRAINE IS NO MORE
For over six years, Miss Martha Obiofiong, a native of Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, suffered from severe migraines which greatly affected her academic activities. The problem continued even when she embarked on the mandatory National Youth Service Corps programme. Having been posted to a school, she could not withstand the noise and unruliness of pupils to an extent that the Head Teacher always gave her permission to go and rest whenever she got tired. All medical efforts to solve her problem hit the brick walls
One day, reprieve came her way. That day the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua made his first appearance after several months of dutiful absence and came with a great gift to the church – the Believer’s Card. Miss Obiofiong was one of the lucky recipients of that gift. After receiving the Believer’s Card, she prayed with it that very night. While discussing with family members, she felt like scratching her head. As she placed her hand on the spot she wanted to scratch, she removed a strange pin from there. Since that pin was removed, the age-long migraine ceased till date. While thanking God for her new-found freedom, Miss Obiofiong urged people all over the world not to limit God to a particular response but to leave everything to Him.
DIABETES AND HYPERTENSION MEET THEIR WATERLOO
Mr Samuel Banigo from Rivers State, Nigeria, suffered from diabetes and hypertension. The health challenge had been a recurring issue in his maternal lineage. Many of his aunts and uncles have died of the ailment. Even his mother had the same problem. Life became a shadow of itself for him as he would urinate frequently even when he was on a journey. Sometimes, he would pay additional money in order to allow drivers stop for him to ease himself. While everyone was asleep at night, he would visit the rest room continuously. All the drugs recommended for him by doctors proved incapable of helping his condition.
In 2015, Mr Banigo visited The SCOAN and came to the Prayer Line where only a wave from the hand of Prophet T.B. Joshua made the difference. According to him, immediately the man of God waved his hand towards him, he felt a cool sensation and afterwards, all the symptoms of diabetes and hypertension stopped. Returning to the same hospital that diagnosed him with those ailments, he was issued a clean bill of health stating that he was totally free from the two health monsters that tried to destroy his life. Mr Banigo urged people all over the world to accept the fact that Prophet T.B. Joshua is a man of God sent from Heaven to bring healing and salvation to mankind.
DISAPPOINTMENT TURNED TO APPOINTMENT THROUGH PROPHETIC WORD
Driven by a bitter disappointment and left lifeless like a ship without a sail, Mr Phumudzo Madzhie from South Africa came to The SCOAN in 2014, and received a prophecy by Prophet T.B. Joshua that he had applied to the USA and that he had been disqualified. The man of God instructed him that after the deliverance, he should reapply. The man of God also warned him that he should settle down with a lady before embarking on this journey. He had indeed applied to go to the USA though an organization initiated by the President of the US. He was disqualified and not selected, leaving him terribly rejected and frustrated. If not for the prophetic word, he would never have reapplied. However, before reapplying, he followed the second instruction in the prophecy to settle with his fiancée and within a few months, they got married because he knew it was an instruction in righteousness. There were 50,000 applications and only wanted 40 from South Africa. He calculated the percentage chance that it would be him as 0.0003. Nevertheless, he applied and was selected by the president of the USA as one of the 500 top up and coming businessmen across Africa to participate in the journey.
He went for the all expenses paid trip touring around the USA highlighting in Chicago and Washington DC. They had weeks of two lectures per day along with workshops and meetings with CEO’s of Fortune 500 companies, visiting the World Bank and Google HQ to name a few. He was also invited to go to the White House where he met the US President, Barack Obama. Now, he knows so many connections in different countries across Africa and several US capital organisations to be able to fund any of the projects that he wants to do. After coming back, he was able to start a restaurant under the franchise called Mike’s Kitchen. He began receiving multiple awards in this franchise as the Best Newcomer/Franchisee, 2014 and award of joining The Millionaires Club 2014, for a store that consistently had a turnover of over 1 million Rand per month. Being inspired by the example of Prophet T.B. Joshua, he has also sponsored over 300 families with food allowances, scholarships and internships at his company. His advice “is that the grace and mercy of God is all that you need. That is the only thing that can qualify you for the things that you want.” He also wanted to thank the man of God for giving his life direction because if not for the prophecy, he didn’t know where he would be today. Crowing the whole testimony off, the man of God smiled as he said, “You will soon leave that restaurant for your wife – something even bigger is coming for you”.