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LET LOVE LEAD

The SCOAN Sunday service of March 19, 2017 brought the people of God together to witness His marvellous works. The choir celebrated God´s lovingkindness with songs of praise and thanksgiving while the testimonies from different parts of the world served as an encouragement to all those who are waiting on the Lord for their own blessings. Just back from Israel, the man of God was full of joy as he shared his experience with congregants and people all over the world. His visit to meet with Religious Leaders from the Holy Land was also a God-inspired mission to add value to the lives of the needy.

Citing some Scriptures, the man of God highlighted the place of love in the world, adding that without it, nothing works. He went further to describe love as an attribute of God Himself who sacrificed His only Son for our sake. “Failure to walk in love can almost shut down one’s spiritual walk with the Lord,” he added. Urging congregants to LET LOVE LEAD, PROPHET T.B JOSHUAProphet T.B. Joshua revealed that while he was touring Jerusalem, he was inspired to do the will of God through an act of love. After a meeting with the mayor of Bethlehem, she explained to him about the need for help in the areas of medical treatment and job employment. After visiting the largest General Hospital in Bethlehem together with the mayor, the prophet was moved with compassion upon seeing the need for medical equipment especially for kidney patients and donated essential kidney dialysis machines. The machines which cost one hundred and fifty thousand dollars were presented to the appropriate authorities. “Love looks around to see who is crying, lamenting,” Prophet T.B. Joshua said, adding that he should be addressed as LOVE and not as Prophet, General Overseer or Bishop. He urged people to use whatever they have to help others and change the world to a better place.

EVANGELIST YETUNDEEarlier, Evangelist Yetunde, in her message – A CONTENTED LIFE, urged Christians to hold onto God even in the face of the most disheartening situations of life. Lamenting about our situations as Christians is satan’s way of distracting us from the plan of God: “No matter the situation you may be going through, you must have room in your heart to bless God. In other words, weeping must not hinder sowing or worshipping God. Remember, getting you to look at life, its storms and adversities from the human point of view is a trap of satan.” She added that there cannot be real contentment without God: “Oftentimes, we are unsatisfied and seek more for what we don’t have. It is not our mere wishful thinking that brings about a contented life. And it is not the work of righteousness which we have done that brings about a contented life. No one can be content without God.”

TESTIMONIES

THE DAY I LOCATED MY DESTINY THROUGH PROPHECY

He had held tightly onto his human opinion, thinking that he was destined to succeed abroad. As at 2013, he had spent over twenty years in the United Kingdom, insisting that his fortunes lay there.DR PIUS APERE Dr Pius Apere had visited The SCOAN in 2007. Then, he had received a prophecy about his career failure, in spite of all the self-efforts he had made to sponsor himself through school at the highest level. Two years later, while on another visit to The SCOAN, he had received yet another prophecy about the appearance of a skeleton in his dreams. According to him, whenever he had that dream involving a skeleton, every good plan and expectation would come to nought. Matters became so bad that anytime he had these nightmares, things would inexplicably fall apart. He would fail at job interviews and would be left confused.

Those bizarre occurrences coupled with his endless struggles to make it big in life instigated in him a concentric mind-set never to come back home to Nigeria since it appeared that his problems emanated from his ancestry. In March 2013, he had another opportunity to meet with the man of God. During their meeting, Prophet T.B. Joshua had told him to return home, adding that his destiny lay in Nigeria. But in his usual mind-set, he had viewed the prophetic directive as a misnomer of sort. For him, it was like coming back to roost in a habitation of vipers where his very existence was not guaranteed any chance of survival.

Six months after his encounter with the man of God, an opportunity came in one of Nigeria’s foremost insurance firms. The position of Deputy Managing Director was vacant and needed to be filled. Though he was roundly qualified for the role, his misgivings about coming back home held him back from making a passionate move. Even when he applied for the job, it took a discouraging one and a half months for him to get a response. Amidst those misgivings, he reluctantly took the offer after friends prevailed on him to do so. He wondered why he should leave the greener pastures of London only to take up an offer shrouded in uncertainty. To make matters worse, he had no place to lay his head and so the possibility of being stranded was one of his greatest fears.

To his utmost surprise, everything he needed was provided as soon as he took up the offer. His doubts were dealt a big blow by prophetic hindsight. As he would later recall, the prophetic counsel given to him by Prophet T.B. Joshua had just started actualising. At that juncture, he realised that homecoming was actually a huge blessing in disguise. Despite all the trials that presented themselves along the way, he was able to see and experience that glorious light at the end of the tunnel. In May, 2016, he visited The SCOAN once again and received yet another prophecy from the man of God. According to Prophet T.B. Joshua, Dr Apere’s career was epileptic and unstable but that he saw him coming home to excel. By November, 2016, the Managing Director retired and he was nominated as replacement.

His nomination raised a lot of dust as the regulatory body of insurance in Nigeria refused to ratify his nomination, citing that he was not qualified for the position and leaked this to the press. During that period, most of his friends deserted him, leaving him to carry his cross all alone. As part of what was essentially a smear campaign, his CV was also leaked to the press but this inadvertently showed the world that he was even more than qualified and competent.

On seeing his CV, the regulatory body came under serious bombardment by stakeholders who knew that his rejection was unjustifiable. Like a stump under pressure, they had no other choice than to yield to popular demand after reviewing his cumulative experience in both the United Kingdom and Nigeria. He was given the opportunity to defend himself orally. Before he did that, he had ministered the Morning Water and had even visited The SCOAN that week. After speaking at the panel, everyone was marvelled to the extent that they referred to him as a professor. After a couple of days, a letter ratifying his nomination and accepting him as the Managing Director/CEO of the insurance firm was written and forwarded to him by the regulatory body with apologetic alacrity.DR PIUS NEWSPAPER

During his testimony, he revealed that his position came with great benefits, including a multi-million-naira official car.  “It was like a bitter pill to swallow when the message was given to me to come back to Nigeria,” he said as he recalled the prophecy given to him by the man of God. But today, he is a living witness to the veracity and actualisation of that prophecy. “If I had not obeyed, this testimony would not have happened and I would still be struggling,” he added. He advised people all over the world to listen to whatever the man of God tells them, adding that obedience is better than sacrifice. He also urged them to seek the face of God continuously.

FREED FROM THE GRIP OF “A FALLEN ANGEL”´  

Mr Onwuesi Chukwuka Cletus’s problem started when he came across a post on social media titled ´The Fallen Angel´. According to him, the post deliberated on the manner in which the angels that were chased out of Heaven fell and scattered unto different parts of the earth. However, after reading that post, he felt that something strange had entered his body. He suddenly found himself indulging in all sorts of ignoble acts such as alcohol-drinking and mingling with bad gangs. Though he always felt he was on the wrong track, he lacked the will power to retrace his steps. It was obvious that some evil forces beyond his power controlled his affairs.

Dream-wise, he was a total spiritual mess. He always found himself swimming with a particular woman with whom he also had intercourse. His capacity to pray started to die gradually until he lost it all. He virtually lost focus and interest in the things of God. He eventually dropped out of school because his mind was affixed more to those evil fancies. Somehow, his mother noticed the changes in his life but there was nothing she could do on her own. The young man himself had even gone to different prayer houses to seek deliverance when it dawned on him that he was in chains but all his efforts amounted to nothing.

During a visit to an aunt, Mr Cletus confided in her about the challenges he was facing. After her efforts to help him failed, she advised him to visit The SCOAN where she believed God would surely locate and deliver him. Last Sunday, the young man heeded his aunt’s advice by worshipping with the ministry. As the man of God was ministering prayer, he became anxious and edgy as a voice told him to leave the auditorium. Before he could fathom what was going on around him, the man of God was already near him. The last thing he could remember was a touch on his head by Prophet T.B. Joshua.

During his deliverance, the evil spirit that had entered him actually spoke and revealed its mission in the young man’s life, adding that it was responsible for his dropping out of school. It also linked itself to his ancestry. Brought to the ground by the power of the Holy Spirit, Mr Cletus rose up to feel very light. As he told congregants during his testimony, he felt that a heavy burden had been taken out of his body. “I now read my Bible and my interest in the things of God has increased,” he added, just as he advised people all over the world, especially youths, to be wary of the things they read on social media.

QUEST FOR POWER IS VANITY WITHOUT JESUS

Penultimate Sunday, Mr Jabulani Buthelezi received a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua about his link with marine spirits. He narrated the horrible story of his life to congregants. The South African, in quest for political power, fame and influence, had consulted his aunt who advised him to appease his ancestors. He was introduced to a native doctor from Mozambique and because he did not know God, he agreed and made money available for the procurement of some livestock with which the sacrifice would be done. Sheep were slaughtered while their blood and entrails were presented to him to have a bath with. After bathing with the blood and entrails of the slaughtered sheep, the native doctor took him to the graveyard where his forefathers were buried and bathed him with sand from there. They also took some of the sand home.

The native doctor also gave him some snuff and told him to return to the graveyard and request whatever he wanted by sitting on the grave of his ancestors for at least two hours. Mr Buthelezi ended up sleeping on the grave all in his desperate bid to attain power and influence. Weeks later, the native doctor took him to an area in a thick bush were he had lit candles and told him to relax there after which he would appease the spirit of the bush. After that ritual, he was taken to a river and was asked to go naked. He tried to protest but the native doctor wouldn’t even spare his underwear. He was thereafter asked to go into the middle of the river. Mr Buthelezi became the centre of attention as women washing clothes in the river kept looking at him. At that point, the politician was overtaken by shame.

While in the river, the native doctor cut into all parts of his body, including his manhood. As the incisions lasted, he watched as his blood dripped into the flowing river. As the blood dripped, he was told to start swimming. He had no choice but to heed the advice of the native doctor lest his quest for power be truncated by his own refusal to obey commands. He was handed a 1.5 litre empty bottle and was asked to scoop water from the river and take it home. He was instructed to drink the water from time to time. He was also told to add drops of that water into his bathing water and bath in it at midnight. The native doctor also instructed his younger sister to disperse a concoction around his compound whenever he was having his special bath upstairs and she had to do it naked.

During that time, he started having unnecessary quarrels with the woman he was living with. Each time he wanted to get intimate with her, he lacked affection. But whenever he woke from sleep, he would discover that his semen had wet the bedsheets. He soon realised that he was having intercourse with a spirit wife. He also encountered strange women with whom he made love whenever he offered them a ride. Sometimes, he would drive into a bush with them only to find himself having sex in his car. Whenever he arrived at his office, he would feel as if he had not slept with any woman. His appetite for sex became voracious as he would sleep with four women in his office before close of work.

Very rich, Mr Buthelezi bought cars and houses but there was no peace in his home. Because he had entered into a blood covenant, he never enjoyed normal sexual relations. Most of the women he loved to sleep with were those who were menstruating. He always felt great whenever he saw blood during sexual intercourse. Because of the presence of diabolic spirits that were haunting his house, one of his former wives was always scared to move around alone. She would always want him to accompany her to any part of the house. He had thought she was getting insane. That marriage eventually hit the rocks.

The turning point came for him after he was imprisoned for certain crimes he was said to have committed many years back. It was in prison that he started thinking about Christ and redemption. It was in that same prison that he married his current wife. She was an old friend in whom he had lost interest. After leaving prison, for four years, he could not get intimate with her because of an excrutiating pain in his manhood. His frustrations inspired him to visit The SCOAN after he had been introduced to Emmanuel TV by a friend. He had even vowed to commit suicide should his problems persist after visiting The SCOAN.

The man of God ministered prophecy and deliverance to him in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. After his deliverance, he confessed that his problems are no more. Testifying in company of his wife, he advised people, especially men, to stop craving for unnecessary power that would only lead them to more troubles and destruction, adding that he was lucky not to have contracted a venereal infection.

FULL EMPLOYMENT INSPIRED BY FAITH

For five years, he had been a United Nations volunteer in Ethiopia, praying to be fully employed by the international agency. As a volunteer, he only received allowances which were too meagre and could not take care of the huge responsibilities on his shoulders. He needed a full employment, knowing that it would come with improved pay and allowances. Mr Johansen Kase-Nene was introduced to Emmanuel TV by an acquaintance and since that moment, he started watching and witnessing the great testimonies of different people whom God had touched in many wonderful ways. Convinced that God would also touch him through the anointed channel, he started praying along with the man of God on the channel. While the man of God was praying for viewers sometime last year, Mr Kase-Nene keyed into one of the prayer points – WHATEVER YOU HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR ALL THESE YEARS, THIS YEAR YOU ARE GOING TO GET IT.

After praying that prayer point vigorously, the mighty hand of God swung into action. Two months later, the Tanzanian resident in Ethiopia was offered a full employment by the International Refugee Committee which recruits and sends staff to the United Nations High Commission of Refugees. He was subsequently posted to serve in Botswana as an Associate Protection Officer.

When he arrived in Botswana, he received another employment as an United Nations staff with an improved remuneration as well as other benefits, including educational grants for his children and an opportunity for his family to join him. During his testimony, he expressed gratitude to God for answering his prayer. He advised people all over the world to hold onto God through any anointed medium, adding that distance is not a barrier.

GOOD RIDDANCE TO THE ISSUE OF BLOOD

Mrs Maggie Thokomnisi was suffering from severe bleeding and stomach pains to the extent that she had to be taken repeatedly to the hospital by an ambulance. She was referred to gynaecologists who checked her and later referred her to surgeons. At the end, she was given some medication and discharged when nothing was found wrong with her. She was told to return after five days if the pains and bleeding continued. After five days and having taken all the medication without any sign of the bleeding and pain subsiding, she returned to the hospital as advised. This time, she returned in an ambulance because she was too weak. Taken to the theatre, nothing was found once again and she was discharged.

Her aunt had muted the idea of visiting a sangoma whom she believed would put an end to the bleeding. For Mrs Thokomnisi, though she was troubled, she wouldn’t run after other gods. Instead, she decided to seek the face of the mighty and living God. She believed that as soon as she stepped her feet into The SCOAN, God would heal her. She just believed!

Her husband was worried because he was not sure she could embark on that journey alone without help because she was very weak. When she eventually arrived at The SCOAN, she attended a Sunday service. That day as Prophet T.B. Joshua was ministering prayer to congregants, he came to her side and laid his anointed right hand on her head. According to her, she fell to the ground under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Rising, she rushed to the toilet only to discover that her persistent bleeding had stopped.

Since that moment till now, she has not experienced the bleeding anymore. After her healing, she has been very strong, happy and full of life. Her appetite is back now. She even ‘demolished’ many Nigerian dishes. “There is no sickness that Jesus cannot heal and no disease that he cannot cure,” she told congregants as she thanked God for the miracle.

 

HOW JESUS RESCUED ME FROM THE TROUBLES OF LIFE

She was only two and half years when she lost her mother in a suicidal fire incident. At that tender age of innocence, it was most devastating for her to lose her mother in a most gory manner. Left with her father and younger sister, life took a turn for the worst. Her father remarried barely six months after her mother died. Young Lucy and her younger sister were ushered into an unfriendly vista of life where warmth and affection were displaced by hate and rejection. The   family treated them with disdain as though they were responsible for their mother’s death. When she clocked eight years, she absconded from home and took refuge at a seminary where she worked as a dish washer just to survive.

Two years after she fled home, another sad episode played out. Her younger sister whom she had left behind in her father’s house, died. It was as if life had lost its sunshine and had been overtaken by dark clouds. She developed an addiction for cigarette smoking. She would smoke as many as forty sticks of cigarettes in a day. Her father did not show any concern about her wellbeing. She was called all sorts of horrible names – a thief, a killer and the ugliest girl in the world. She suffered depression and migraines and received heavy doses of medication. With the level of rejection she experienced, she grew up with a mind-set to work hard and tread through the vicissitudes of life with an optimistic inclination. Lucy recalled how she was raped several times as a child and how she kept the abominable experiences to herself.

At sixteen, she was already a single parent of three. Her travails continued until her aunt’s husband came into the picture. The man, based in Norway decided to adopt her as his daughter. She was taken to Norway to start a new life. Norway brought a new lease of life as she was enrolled in school and also had job opportunities. She was able to raise pocket money through the little jobs she did while going to school. But that blaze of hope was short-lived when her adopted parents decided to go their separate ways. The boat of their marriage was rocked by irreconcilable differences and so, divorce was inevitable.

Lucy decided to go with her aunt, thinking that things would be better with her. But life with her aunt turned out to be worse than what she had passed through in her biological father’s house. Her aunt used her to make money by ordering her to sleep with all sorts of men against her will. It was exploitation all through. But among the men who were coming with the intention to sleep with her, there was one whose conscience was alive. Noticing that she was going through a lot of emotional pains, he promised to help her. That man kept his promise by getting her an apartment and paying her rent for two years. After she moved into her new home, she continued her education and combined it with a job in order to make ends meet.

Lucy would later meet her husband, a Norwegian, in the house of a Danish neighbour. Initially, their relationship was somewhat casual but after one year, it became serious. After their marriage which was blessed with a girl, Lucy was still haunted by her problems. Many a time, she would nurse the urge to run away from her matrimonial home. She had suicidal thoughts and was not happy. At a time, she fell ill and almost went crazy. Her husband did all he could yet her condition remained the same. It was then she told her husband that she was not interested in the material things of life but that she wanted to be free from the worries that had trailed her life since childhood.

One day while scanning through YouTube, she came across Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV and concluded that he was the only one who would deliver her from her problems. Since that day, she continued to watch Emmanuel TV. Lucy had made up her mind to visit The SCOAN and nothing would stop her.

As time for her journey to Nigeria approached, she faced a lot of difficulties. Undeterred, she was able to surmount those difficulties and made her way to the Arena of Liberty with her husband’s support. He had asked her to choose between a mansion he would build for her in her native Uganda and coming to The SCOAN and she chose the latter. Penultimate Sunday, during the church service, she was located by the Holy Spirit as the man of God ministered prayer and deliverance to congregants.

The demons behind her travails manifested: “We turned her to a dog. No respect – nobody likes her. Nobody respects her. They use her. From her childhood, she has been raped many times. We use her – that is our happiness…” Mrs Lucy Atim Hansen received her deliverance in the mighty name of Jesus. During her testimony last Sunday, she thanked God for freeing her from an age-long predicament that almost destroyed her life. According to her, after her deliverance, something came out of her. Her urge for smoking also came to an end. “If you see a child looking for your shoulder to rest on, please take that child as yours,” she advised.

MOTHER OF MIRACLES FOR TRINIDADIAN COUPLE

Mr Keston Brown from Trinidad and Tobego stepped foot in The SCOAN for the second time to testify of the Lord’s never failing faithfulness. The first time, he came with his wife to testify of how God had delivered him from pornography and masturbation through praying along with the man of God on Emmanuel TV. Happily married with his beautiful wife, they were looking for the fruit of the womb, something they believed would come naturally after 1 year or 2 years but when 5 years passed and no sign of pregnancy emerged, the couple began to worry.

Before returning to The SCOAN another time, they had exhausted all tricks in the book to try and conceive a child. The doctors had diagnosed stubborn multiple fibroids that refused to leave her despite treatment and medication. However, as the man of God says, ¨When you run out of rope, you should hold onto faith¨, they travelled to The SCOAN and received prayer from Prophet T.B. Joshua, in Jesus’ name along with the Morning Water.
On their return to Trinidad and Tobago, fueled with faith, they went straight back to the doctor’s office but despite the absence of the pain, the fibroids were still there. Although his wife was devastated at the news of the fibroids’ presence, he encouraged her to continue ministering the Morning Water and to stay in faith.

After four months of trusting in God and ministering the Morning Water, they met as husband and wife and to the joy of the couple, she conceived. Unable to keep quiet at God’s miracle, Mr Keston travelled to The SCOAN to testify on behalf of his wife. Beaming and proudly showing photographs of his wife, now heavily pregnant, Mr Keston advised everyone that truly God is alive.

 

TALK ON FAITH

God’s power was overwhelmingly felt in the entire auditorium and beyond. Congregants were in high spirits as the choir took everyone on a dancing excursion in praise and worship. The testimonies that came added more colour to the day by inspiring in the people the joy of expecting their own testimonies.

 

PROPHET TB JOSHUA

In continuation of his message titled TALK ON FAITH, Prophet T.B. Joshua shed more light on the nature of faith as a practicable aspect of a true Christian’s relationship with God. He also added that many Christians claim to believe but do not know how to express their faith: “Faith is of man’s heart. You may believe and not be able to express your faith. Anyone can believe but not everyone can express their faith. That is what is going on all over the world. If they ask you, you will say, I am a believer. But you do not know how to believe and express your faith.” He also stated that without faith, the belief in our hearts would remain dormant and unable to be released: “When there is no faith, the belief in your heart will remain dormant. How will you call Jesus, talk to Jesus when the belief in your heart is dormant?”

Urging Christians to practice faith, the man of God reckoned that it does not come by force: “Anything that comes by force is not faith. Faith is something that comes spontaneously, naturally. Who will open the door for the belief you have? Belief is inside the box, locked. Faith locked the box and put the key in the pocket. For belief to come out, faith has to take the key out of the pocket and open the box. Many have the belief but no faith. Your belief is dormant; it is inside the box, inactive.  Christianity is not mere talk. We should put it to practice.”

Concluding, he taught Christians how to apply faith after prayer: “Prayer should be followed by an attitude of absolute trust in God. When you finish prayer, you should immediately leave it for God; don’t worry yourself. If we believe in God in a certain matter, we should have work of faith in that matter. You say, “In Jesus’ name, thank You, Lord. Amen”. Leave the issue for God. Don’t worry about that. It means you apply faith. Issue of faith is – immediately you finish prayer, faith takes it up.”

Earlier, Evangelist Morenike, in her message titled BE READY TO CHANGE, called on Christians to have a change of heart by allowing God, through the Gospel, to convert and sanctify their souls from sin to redemption: “People of God, we are here for conversion and sanctification. Remember that conversion and sanctification are the renewing of the mind – a change not of the substance but of the qualities of the soul. A regenerated sinner becomes a living soul. The Gospel of God’s grace challenges and changes everything because to His power, nothing is impossible. His works of wonders are of grace and they command our faith. We have seen a sinner’s character healed, we have seen a liar become truthful, we have seen a harlot become chaste and we have seen a drunkard become sober. This is the Gospel of God’s grace.”

EVANGELIST MORENIKE

Thanking God for His ability to transform one’s life, she acknowledged that everything happens according to His timing: “God allows everything to be beautiful in its time. God allows everything to take place at their appointed time and season. We may not believe it but it is this that constitutes the beauty in creation. The Bible says that for everything, there is a time and season; a time to labour and a time to reap the product of grace.”

She concluded with the following advice to the children of God: “People of God, get ready for a change. I don’t care what anyone says about you, I don’t care what statistics says about you. God can change anyone, anywhere and anytime. Change is coming to your situation right now… Embrace God’s Word as the most effective instrument for change… If you have taken God’s Word to heart and truly made it part of you, it will by its very nature, change you and when it does, you will find yourself called to act with God – able to say, “Be healed, be blessed, be delivered” and whatever you say shall come to pass, in Jesus name.”

TESTIMONIES

HOW I DEFEATED ANAL CANCER THROUGH CHRIST JESUS

MR AKINBODE

MR AKINBODE & FAMILY

The nature of his haemorrhoids was such that left many wondering why life could be that brutish. With incessant anal bleeding coupled with a painful sore, Mr Oluwasegun Akinbode seemed to be living his life in instalments as he regularly had to push back the protruding and carcinogenic overgrowth from the walls of his anus. Whenever he had to empty his bowels, blood oozed out and compounded the pain that had become part of his daily life at that time. His feeding was regimented as he ate only certain kinds of food. Even his doctor had concluded that the only solution would be an operation to cut off the cancerous growth. Time was running out for the young man from Osun state, Nigeria. The pain was becoming unbearable and there was an urgent need for a solution.

Boxed into a dilemma of decision, his sister who is a member of The SCOAN aborted the idea of an operation. Instead, she opted to hang her hopes on Heaven. Accordingly, she advised her brother to start watching Emmanuel TV. She was absolutely sure that doing so would lead to a divine intervention, going by the plethora of testimonies that have become a hallmark of the Arena of Liberty. Without delay or disproof, Mr Akinbode started watching the anointed channel and soon heard about the special healing and revival service to commemorate Prophet T.B. Joshua’s birthday on June 12, 2016.

Seizing the opportunity, he came down to The SCOAN and proceeded to the Prayer Line. He had expected a one-on-one laying of hands on him by the man of God but the manner in which he was healed has continued to baffle him the more. The man of God never touched him but only directed his hands towards him and in an instant, the pains totally disappeared. Mr Akinbode who could neither sit down comfortably nor walk long distances, finally got his groove back.

During his testimony last Sunday and in company of his family, he thanked God for putting an end to his travails. “Before, I couldn’t sit properly because of the pain, but now I can sit properly and do everything on my own,” he pointed out amid a loud ovation by congregants. The choir also gave the occasion a melodious outlook with the delivery of the song – I HAVE A FATHER WHO WILL NEVER EVER FAIL ME. Mr Akinbode advised people to run to God whenever they are faced with similar situations.

 

PARTIAL DEAFNESS AND APPENDICITIS CAN’T STAND THE POWER OF GOD

In 2014, he had discovered that his left ear suddenly went deaf. The development frightened him and made him incapable of hearing what his colleagues at work were saying. Most times, they had to scream at the top of their voices before he could hear them. The same scenario also played out in his home. It took his wife some extra effort to communicate with him. Ogo Chinanu, a Nigerian resident in South Africa knew that something urgent needed to be done. His quest for help at the hospital was inconsequential. Though, the doctors detected a partial deafness, all the ear drops they gave to him failed to make any impact.

Being an ardent viewer of Emmanuel TV, he reckoned that with the spate of wonderful miracles which he had seen on the anointed channel, he would rather visit The SCOAN than cling on to any other alternative. Conferring with his boss, he demanded for a 3-day leave to enable him to visit Nigeria. Prior to the leave request, he had dreamt about Prophet T.B. Joshua. According to him, in that dream, he had visited The SCOAN where he saw the man of God who led him inside.

MR OGO CHINANU

When he awoke from that dream, he had told his wife that the dream signalled a confirmation of his healing at The SCOAN. Having been motivated, Mr Chinanu travelled down to Nigeria and landed at the Arena of Liberty. Attending a service, he was seated in one of the overflows. As the Mass Prayer gathered anointed momentum, a thick substance came out of his mouth followed by the burst of a bubble in his ear. Immediately, he realised he could hear perfectly well. That night in his hotel room, there was a massive thanksgiving session as many people who knew his condition were surprised by that wondrous work of God.

Waking up one early morning in January, 2017, he had felt a very sharp pain in his stomach and was virtually wheeled to the hospital where doctors diagnosed him with appendicitis. The doctors had suggested that he would have to undergo an operation. Booked to be operated the next day, Mr Chinanu suddenly remembered that he had a Good Morning Sticker in his pocket. That development also took his mind to the divine intervention that brought about the healing of his partial deafness three years back. He decided to place the Good Morning Sticker on his abdomen as he embarked on a spirited prayer session witnessed by some nurses: “Lord God, I cancel the operation. By the time these doctors come here tomorrow, they should not find any appendicitis, in Jesus’ name.” And true to his petition and faith, by the time the doctors came in the morning, they discovered that the appendicitis which their scan had captured was no longer there.

The whole thing was strange to them. Both the nurses and doctors confessed that indeed, he was serving a living God. Mr Chinanu became an instant ambassador of The SCOAN and Emmanuel TV as he told them wonderful things about the ministry. Last Sunday while testifying before The SCOAN congregation, he was full of thanks and praises to God for healing him of two major health challenges. “Whenever you discover any problem or sickness in your life, run to Jesus.” he advised.

JAW BONE CYST VANISHES AFTER ENCOUNTER WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

MASTER TABE PRIMUS & FATHER

When Edward was 10 years old, his parents had discovered that his jaw bone was protruding and were left with no other choice than to take him to hospital. At the hospital, doctors said he had mumps and gave him the necessary medication. However, as time went on, the jaw bone increased in size, causing the lad a lot of pains. He was unable to eat and talk very well. He couldn’t sleep comfortably and became an object of ridicule among his peers in school. As the boy’s condition became worse, his father took him to another hospital where he was diagnosed with jaw bone cyst, a condition that could only be medically corrected through surgery.

Confronted with the idea of surgery, Mr Tabe refused to yield. Instead, he had vowed to run to God, having seen a lot of miracles on Emmanuel TV. The Cameroonian took a step of faith and decided to come to The SCOAN to get the Morning Water. After receiving the Morning Water, he returned to his country. One Sunday in August, 2016, while watching the man of God pray with congregants during Mass Prayer on Emmanuel TV, Mr Tabe summoned all his children to come and pray along with the man of God. After the prayer, he ministered the Morning Water on them. For his son who had a jaw bone cyst, he gave a special attention. Holding the Morning Water, he commanded everything that was not of God out of the lad’s life and ministered it on him.

Edward went to sleep that evening only to wake up at 4 am the next day to alert his father about a strange development. A bitter liquid was gushing out from the exact spot where he had the jaw bone cyst and he could not just swallow it. Mr Tabe on hearing that, asked the boy to go and spit the liquid out. Mr Tabe and his wife continued to minister the Morning Water to their son and after three days, the liquid that was gushing out increased in intensity and this time, it was a mixture of foul-smelling blood and puss. The ministration of the Morning Water continued until the liquid dried up. To the glory of God, Edward is fully healed now.

Testifying to his son’s healing last Sunday, in company of the boy himself, Mr Tabe thanked God for making his son able to eat, sleep well and talk normally without having to avoid his friends who mocked him at school. “Have faith. The same God that did it for me will surely visit you” he advised people with related challenges, all over the world.

RUN TO GOD: OLYMPIAN HEARS FROM GOD

MRS MERCY CHERONO & HUSBAND

Mrs Mercy Cherono, a Kenyan Olympic athlete came to The SCOAN as advised by her husband to seek the face of God for deliverance and career breakthrough. Mercy is a renowned long-distance runner who represented her nation and came fourth in the 5000m event at the 2016 Rio Olympics in Brazil. Despite representing her country, she was not where she ought to be in terms of achievements. Even though their marriage is just four months old, they had witnessed a lot of crises in the family. Quarrels and disagreements fuelled by anger became the order of the day. The fact that another woman had a child for her husband further compounded the already complicated union.

The young athlete was beset by a lot of problems. Whenever she was preparing for major international competitions, she would just get injured towards the commencement of those competitions. The same scenario played out days before the commencement of the last Olympics in Rio in Brazil where she competed with an injury and could not qualify for the medal table after coming fourth.

According to her husband, a politician and businessman, the boat of their four-month-old marriage had been seriously rocked by misunderstandings between him and his wife. He told congregants that for reasons he could not understand, his wife was always unhappy whenever they had visitors. Her unhappiness which was always subsequently followed by anger would usually put them at daggers-drawn for days. Mr Edmond Cherono who perhaps, knew that there was an evil spirit fanning the embers of discord in their marriage, advised her to come to The SCOAN for deliverance.

Penultimate Sunday, Mrs Cherono was delivered as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered prophecy and healing to congregants. The man of God had enquired about her husband. During her deliverance, the evil spirit behind her problems spoke out clearly, stating that it had wrecked her career with injuries and had also afflicted her with the spirit of anger. According to the evil spirit, it destroyed her marriage and career, gave her injuries and wanted her to suffer. Laying his anointed right hand on her head, Prophet T.B. Joshua declared Mrs Cherono free from her affliction, as she slumped to the ground under the influence of the Holy Spirit.

During her testimony last Sunday, she radiated an excellent spirit, adding that things have changed after her deliverance. Even her husband corroborated her submission. “After my deliverance, I feel light and everything is now going well… After the prophecy, the man of God invited my husband. Everything has changed as if we just started a relationship,” she said. She also advised people and athletes all over the world to seek God as He has the final answer to their problems.

JESUS RESTORED MY WOMB

Mrs Elizabeth Agandaa went through tough times as she battled with fibroids and ovarian cyst. For six years, life for her was reduced to a tale of woe. Her menstrual flow was so heavy that it made her to stay indoors for a whole week, tormented by severe pains and a weakened body system. All the medications prescribed by her doctor failed to offer any respite. According to her, the doctor said that the only solution to her problem was to remove her womb. That idea landed into her hearing like a bombshell. The Ghanaian woman blatantly refused.

MRS ELIZABETH AGUNDAA

Even though she was passing through the valley of the shadow of death, Mrs Agandaa vowed to fear no evil. Her faith in God became a source of irrepressible encouragement. Luckily, a friend introduced her to Emmanuel TV. Watching the channel and praying along with the man of God, she became more and more poised for a great encounter with God. Visiting The SCOAN, she received prayer as well as the Morning Water from Prophet T.B. Joshua and returned to Ghana. As she continued to minister the Morning Water amid prayers, things started turning around for her good. The pains and discomfort gave way to joy and inner peace. Even the menstrual flow became normal.

In the face of those positive changes, she decided to see her doctor. After examining her carefully, the doctor certified her free from the fibroids and ovarian cyst that had earlier been detected in her womb. Thanking God during her testimony last Sunday, Mrs Agandaa was categorical in her belief that Jesus is alive and that He healed her. In her advice, she urged people all over the world to run to Him as there is no problem He cannot solve.

 

JESUS WON MY CASE THROUGH PROPHECY

When she visited The SCOAN in 2013, she had received a prophecy from the man of God about a property she had bought and how that property was sold to three other people. According to the man of God, she had been duped by the sellers of the property. Because of the controversies surrounding the purchase of that property, she, in company of her husband went to court for two years. The litigation cost them time and money and almost made them lose hope. However, Prophet T.B. Joshua assured her that all would be well as long as she had been located by that prophecy.

MRS SUSAN GANG

And true to the Prophet’s prediction, the court case eventually went in their favour. Mrs Susan Gang and her husband were adjudged the authentic owners of the property. Returning for her testimony last Sunday, the Cameroonian resident in South Africa was overwhelmed with joy as she thanked God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to free her and her husband from a predicament that had taken a lot of their time and money.

 

The atmosphere was Spirit-filled as congregants witnessed the mighty hands of God in the lives of His children. Those who had been blessed by the Most High came out to share their faith-building testimonies to the glory of His name. Informing congregants of the 11th anniversary of Emmanuel TV on Wednesday March 8th, 2017, Prophet T.B. Joshua also took them on a spiritual excursion with a message titled TALK ON FAITHT.B.J

According to the man of God, those who truly believe in God would always be at rest: “Faith and rest cannot be separated from one another. Whenever our heart truly believes, it will always be at rest. If our hearts are restless and uneasy, if we are afraid of this and that, if we are struggling with all our efforts to plan, resolve and ask for help, this shows we have not yet believed.” Speaking further, he urged Christians to make their faith practical by not just believing but by carrying out actions that show that they really believe in God: “If you have faith in God, you should not just believe in Him.          Today, we claim we believe but where is our faith? Faith is practical. What we do expresses what we believe. The reality of faith can only be proven by practice. We should not merely talk about faith but put it into practice. Faith is a conviction. It’s a demonstration.”

He then asked the congregants and viewers a probing question: How many of us know God like children know their father?  “Not only should we know God as our Sovereign Lord; we should know Him like children know their father,” he submitted, adding that good children depend on their father for everything and know how much they need him: Jesus calls you children. Before God, you are a child – total dependence on God for everything.” He said that many of us introduce ourselves as children of God but behave otherwise. Concluding, the man of God urged Christians to see themselves as children of God and not to behave as if they were superior to Him. Leaving them with this to ponder on, he said: Just recognise you are a child of God before your Father.”    

 

TESTIMONIES

A CAPTAIN’S TESTIMONY OPENED DOORS

Last year, he had visited The SCOAN and had shared a testimony of how God used the Morning Water to inspire his promotion to the rank of a Warrant Officer in the South African Police Force. Captain Mbhalati Simon Kita {Promotion in S.A Police} (2)Then, from a position of near-obscurity, Mr Mbhalati Simon Kita was saddled with the responsibility of commanding a unit of 34 officers. After that memorable testimony, the South African police officer returned to his country only to be further smiled upon by the Heavens. Barely four months after he returned from Nigeria, he was promoted to the rank of a Captain. According to him, all along he knew that great tidings were in the offing for him as he had always memorised one of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s sayings that “BETTER IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH; THE BEST IS YET TO COME.”

As soon as I arrived in South Africa from Nigeria, I started praying and ministering the Morning Water given to me by my father in the Lord, Prophet T.B. Joshua. I continued ministering the Morning Water day and night and that is what opened the doors for me,” he said. Mr Kita is not just a Captain but one that commands a unit of 44 police officers. While still savouring the joy that came with his promotion, the devil, in his kill-joy tendency, struck! Ten members of his unit were involved in a torture and murder case and were detained in prison. The development was a big blow to him administratively and psychologically. However, he was able to muster the courage to weather the storm of that inglorious saga by latching on to another of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s sayings – “GREAT PROBLEMS BRING GREAT PROMOTION.”

Captain Mbhalati Simon Kita {Promotion in S.A Police} (1)The power in those words energised him and instigated in him an irrepressible spirit to stand up to the occasion and follow the matter up with prayer, faith and a powerful sense of expectation from the Throne of Grace. While his detained unit members were in prison, he would go and pray with them, ministering the Morning Water and using the Believer’s Card to place demands on the anointing. Likening the matter to the case of Paul and Silas, he always called on God to miraculously free his members. When the trial of his members commenced in court, he had told them, against all their misgivings, that they would celebrate but they took his optimistic confessions with a pinch of salt.

Mr Kita would not eat his words. He kept operating at that frequency of faith where doubt and unbelief would never survive. When it was time for judgement, he went into meditation, confessing the unconditional release of his members. To the glory of God, all the ten members of his unit were discharged and acquitted. Mr Kita, professionally known as Captain Mbhalati Simon Kita told congregants that the discharge and acquittal of his men was an act of God. He recalled a similar case in the past, in which some officers were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment. “Those who are police officers – you must receive Jesus and follow Him in carrying out your duties,” he advised as he thanked God for doing what no man could do in his life and in the lives of his men.

A DESTINY-CHANGING ENCOUNTER WITH EMMANUEL TV

The unfriendly hands of poverty and lack had gripped her family and had thrown them into the gutter of humiliation. The only thing they were known for was their poverty. Not even her sweet-selling business could upturn the yoke from her family. They were so poor that no member of their family could get formal education. Mrs. Hleziphi Doreen Goge {councillor & treasurer of ANC women's League - S.A} (1)For Mrs Doreen Goge, there had to be a way out and even though she didn’t have a television in her house, somehow, she found a way of going to a neighbour’s house to watch Emmanuel TV and pray with Prophet T.B. Joshua before selling sweets on the streets.

One day while watching Emmanuel TV, the South African was thrilled by the documentary of Prophet T.B. Joshua showing his grass to grace story. It dawned on her that the man whom she was watching praying for people from all nooks and crannies of the world was once in a humble state as she was. She also discovered, through many miracles on Emmanuel TV, that God had changed the lives of many people who were like her. That discovery gave her a new orientation about life and prepared her mind for a brighter future. That very moment, she cried out to God, urging Him to do in her life what he had done for Prophet T.B. Joshua.

Whenever she was coming back from work she would stop by her neighbour’s house asking her to put on the television so that she could pray with the man of God. Mrs Goge believed that distance was not a barrier and had great faith that praying with the man of God would bring about the needed change in her life. According to her, as a mark of his genuineness as a man of God, she always felt the presence of the Spirit of God whenever she prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua. During those prayer sessions, she would refuse to focus on her troubles but on the prayer with the man of God.

Mrs Goge eventually became a strong woman spiritually. As iron sharpens iron, the anointing in Prophet T.B. Joshua released her and put her in a good position to tackle her problems. Her role as an activist in a local party was unknown by virtue of her lack of education. But as soon as her praying with the man of God intensified, she was elected as a Councillor in her party. Her journey from oblivion to recognition, from poverty to contentment are testaments to the fact that nobody is a write-off before God’s benevolent eyes. A woman who couldn’t read and write now communicates fluently in English as she joyfully told her own testimony. “Before watching Emmanuel TV, nobody knew me but after praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua, I was promoted to a Councillor in my political party. I was uneducated before watching Emmanuel TV but after I was appointed a Councillor, I also went to school,” she told congregants as she testified.

Thanking God amid loud ovation by congregants, Mrs Goge marvelled at the transformation that God has brought about in her life. With a house of her own and an exotic car, she remembered her humble beginning, adding that her children are now living comfortably. Mrs Goge is well-loved in her community because of the way she rose from obscurity to prominence through prayers with Prophet T.B. Joshua. “I am also doing charity to people of different countries and races because of the example of Prophet T.B. Joshua. I am blessed to bless others and I use the blessings God has given me to help the less privileged in my community,” she added. She also advised people all over the world to listen to the voice of God spoken through Prophet T.B. Joshua because it works.

THE DAY ARMED ROBBERS FELT THE BRUNT OF GOD’S POWER

Hajia Sohiya Abu {Rescued from armed robber} (1)Hajia Safiyat Abubakar had been a victim of armed robbery whenever she embarked on business trips. She hardly returned with money. Instead, her husband would have to provide new funds whenever she wanted to travel to buy her wares. Bothered by the development, her family became edgy, forcing her to seek for solution from places she ought not to have gone to. She visited a lot of herbalists and spiritualists but all ended as exercises in futility until a friend told her about The SCOAN. Coming to The SCOAN and receiving the Morning Water, she returned home and told her husband about the new discovery. “Let’s try this,” she had told him, thinking it would end up failing her like all the other charms she had received from herbalists.

With the Morning Water in her possession, her husband provided new funds for her to embark on another business trip. As she set out for the trip, she ministered the Morning Water. On getting to her destination and after buying her wares, she ministered the Morning Water once more both on herself and on her wares. Other passengers were wondering what the heck she was doing but she remained focused. Midway into the return journey, their vehicle ran into a gang of ‘gentlemen on the highway.’ Shooting at their vehicles and eventually stopping it, the marauders ransacked all the luggage in the car, discharging occupants. When they got to her luggage, they asked about its owner.

As soon as they asked that question, she stood up and was immediately told to follow them into a bush. While eight of them ushered her into the bush, she would later discover that seven others were waiting inside the bush, bringing their total number to fifteen. As she stood before their dreadful presence, one of them screamed that she was a sumptuous meal. As she tried to figure out what they meant, she was asked by their leader to undress, apparently in a bid to rape her. As she pleaded for mercy, they threatened to kill her. In an attempt to register their seriousness, they pointed a gun at her and pulled the trigger but the firearm could not fire. Shocked, they raised it up and fired into the sky. Confused, they tried again to shoot her but the gun went impotent. They raised it to the sky once more and fired.

At that juncture, the criminals became jittery. “Which church do you attend?” they had asked. “I don’t go to any church. I am a Moslem,” she responded. Thinking she was using a charm, they wanted to know its source but she told them she was using the Morning Water from Prophet T.B. Joshua. As soon as he heard the name T.B. JOSHUA, their leader decided to search her by himself. Dipping his hand into her brassiere, he brought out the Morning Water only for his hand to start trembling like a sea-water fish placed on sand. Unable to come to terms with the reality before them, the leader of the gang and his fellow bandits, bolted away on their heels, leaving all their guns and loot behind. They ran and ran until they were buried in the depth of the bushes.

Hajia Sohiya Abu {Rescued from armed robber} (2).jpgFinding her way to the road from where she was abducted by the robbers, she met her fellow passengers in a stable state. They even thought she had been killed, going by the number of gunshot sounds they heard. It was not her ghost appearing as they had thought. It was the same Mrs Safiyat Abubakar, who went, saw and conquered the machinations of armed robbers who thought they could touch the Lord’s anointed. Happy to be reunited with her co-travellers, she became happier when she discovered that not a single pin was taken from them. All their monies were intact. Testifying in company of her husband, Mrs Abubakar told congregants that ever since that day, she has not encountered armed robbers on her way. “This Morning Water looks very small but it is very mighty. It saved my life. It works, in Jesus’ name,” she advised.

 

 

A HEALING THAT BAFFLED DOCTORS

October 26, 2015 will remain an unforgettable day in his life. He had helped a friend buy cooking gas and was about preparing a meal but unknown to him, a cooking stove was already aflame. Immediately he removed the seal on the gas cylinder, in an attempt to connect the cylinder to the gas plate, his whole body was engulfed by fire. Mr. Mbangsi Emile Suzeh {Severe Fire Burn Injure A.W} (1)By the time Mr Mbangsi Emile would get out of the flames, his body was severely burnt. Rushed to a hospital by a friend, the doctors there said the only thing they could do was to give him painkillers.

Moved to another hospital in his village, Emile’s case deteriorated with his skin rotting away gradually and emitting offensive odour. After four days, the doctors confided in his mother that he would require staying in the hospital for at least six months to stand the chance of recovering. Meanwhile, they also observed that his left ear would have to be amputated because the vein was affected. The doctors’ suggestions notwithstanding, he had an ultimate expectation. He was waiting patiently for an acquaintance who had visited The SCOAN to return with the Morning Water.

Mr. Mbangsi Emile Suzeh {Severe Fire Burn Injure A.W} (3)As soon as the Morning Water arrived, his family, friends and acquaintances prayed and ministered it on him regularly. In a matter of days, his condition improved. Even the doctors who had said his ear would have to be amputated rescinded their suggestion after they discovered that he was very okay. Praying and ministering the Morning Water continuously, the young Cameroonian was discharged after sixteen days as the doctors found no reason for him to stay longer. Just as no one knows how water gets into the coconut, they could not comprehend the way their patient was healed in a matter of days, having said that he would have to spend six months with them to recover. Thanking God for healing him rapidly and giving him new skin, Mr Mbangsi Emile told congregants that he is now very well. He advised people to run to God in whatever situation they may find themselves.

WHERE MEDICATION FAILS, JESUS TRIUMPHS!

MRS VIRGINIA & HUSBAND [ARGENTINA]3.jpgFor twenty years, she had battled with a severe back ache which was later discovered to be a herniated disc by doctors. The pains that came with the ailment made life very difficult for her as she could hardly carry out domestic chores. She couldn’t even take care of her children as a mother. The doctors recommended many medications that ended up not proffering a permanent solution. They also advised her to undergo physiotherapy – a treatment she underwent three times yearly. Later, she was advised to undergo surgery but because they were not sure she would get any better, they told her to bear the pains, instead of coming under the surgeon’s knives and ending up on the wheelchair.

MRS VIRGINIA & HUSBAND [ARGENTINA]2.jpgMrs Virginia Martha was eventually given a lumbar corset and also received a lot of medications, including those that would make her sleep. When she became fed up with the futility of human effort, she decided to seek for divine intervention. According to her, the Spirit of God led her to the internet from where she got to know about Emmanuel TV and Prophet T.B. Joshua. After watching the man of God pray for the first time, she became attracted to the anointed channel. She would pray along with the man of God, asking her children to interpret for her as she was a Spanish-speaking Bolivian living in Argentina.

MRS VIRGINIA & HUSBAND [ARGENTINA].jpgVisiting The SCOAN, Mrs Martha received her healing penultimate Sunday as the man of God laid hands on her during the church service. According to her, as soon as the man of God touched her, she felt a cold sensation all over her body. Almost immediately, the twenty-year-old pain and discomfort disappeared. Filled with joy and a spirit of thanksgiving, she threw her lumbar corset and medication away, saying she needs them no more. Testifying in company of her husband, Mrs Martha said she is now free and can sleep well. The couple advised people to have faith in God.

 

It was an atmosphere of great celebration. The devil was put to shame and so the children of God danced and sang the praises of their Father in Heaven who made the victory possible. The SCOAN Sunday service of February 26, 2017, was just the tip of the iceberg. There was joy like a river in many hearts as congregants partook of the testimonies of others who shared their triumph over trials in the mighty name of Jesus.

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A SPECIAL ADDRESS FROM PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA TO AFRICANS:

No African country can succeed alone. Africans need each other to develop. For example: West Africa needs Southern Africa and Southern Africa needs West Africa to develop. North Africa needs East Africa and East Africa needs North Africa to develop. Indeed, we are indispensable to each other; we cannot do without each other. No one is self-sufficient. Everyone has a contribution to make. Whether you are poor, rich, immigrant or refugee – you have a contribution to make.

With regard to issues of illegal immigrants, drugs and other crimes, our duty is to work with the law enforcement agencies by giving them useful information. It is only when these agencies fail that we can lawfully protest.

Dear Africans, we should not let other fellow Africans feel unwelcome to our countries. Africa has neglected her youths. Africa has abandoned the youths to themselves. Africa has failed to make provision for the youths, whereas tomorrow’s Africa is the youths.

When I think about the future of Africa, I have sleepless nights. Everything looks gloomy, frustrating, hopeless, dark, darksome, shadowy, shaded, dull, sunless and unilluminated.

We all take the responsibility for this state of affairs. What then is the way forward? The Lord has instructed me to make myself available and I know God, in His infinity, must have touched other Africans, so that we can come together to remedy this challenge.

This will be posted on social media and other channels, to rally others. Long live the future of Africa (youth). Long live Africa. May God bless you!

evangelist-cindyMeanwhile in her message titled THE LOVE CHALLENGE, Evangelist Cindy urged Christians not to see their challenges as personal but rather to change their approach when things are not working out the way they want. “If you cannot change your situation, it is time to change your approach,” she observed. Continuing, she submitted that forgiveness is a cardinal ingredient for unlocking God’s favour and mercy: “When you forgive, you receive the mercy and favour of God.”

She summed up her message in the following words: “It is time to show love – do something good that is a reflection of your love for GodChoose the love lane today; don’t hold an offence. It is certainly not the way of the Lord.”

TESTIMONIES

JESUS HAS THE FINAL SAY!

While they were expecting a baby in 2006, Mr Paul Malichi travelled to South Africa with his wife so she could undergo some scans of her pregnancy. The result of the scans showed that the baby would not be born normal as he was said to have cysts in his brain. According to the doctor, the presence of the cysts meant that the baby would be born with severe Down Syndrome. He solemnly advised the couple to consider the option of abortion. Mrs Malichi could not swallow the bitter pill thrown at her by the doctor. She cried inconsolably while narrating the development to her husband.

mr-mrs-paul-malichi-sonAngered by the position of the doctor, Mr Malichi rejected the suggestion that he would be father to an abnormal child. Even the prospect of an abortion was totally unacceptable. “That cannot be my child,” he had muttered to himself. To further cement his belief that nothing abnormal would be his potion in life, the Zambian national, resident in Swaziland decided to visit The SCOAN to nullify all the negative pronunciations. He knew that there has always been an ever-flowing anointing at the Arena of Liberty and that distance is not a barrier. And so, he wanted to be a partaker of it.

Proceeding to the Prayer Line, he received prayers from Prophet T.B. Joshua and returned to Zambia only to be confronted with so much tension emanating from the waves of uncertainty that pervaded those days. For every iota of doubt that arose from his wife’s side, Mr Malichi had an invaluable and strong panacea. His faith in God coupled with a high level of expectation that the prayers at The SCOAN would soon yield positive results had a ripple effect on his wife. At the next appointment with their doctor, nothing negative was found in the unborn baby. As such, the couple waited until the child was born.

Since his birth, ten years ago, the child has not exhibited any form of abnormality! According to Mr Malichi, “This is one of the most intelligent boys that I have ever seen”. Corroborating her husband’s story about their baby, Mrs Malichi, a native of Swaziland revealed that the problem actually started when the pregnancy was five-months-old. She told congregants how she mustered the psychological fortitude to withstand the dispiriting revelation made by the doctor. She however thanked God for seeing her through that ordeal, even though there were times when her faith wavered like a ship tossed about by a turbulent sea.

FORGIVENESS UNLOCKS STUBBORN DOORS

It was as though God had forsaken him as he tried in vain to find meaning in his life. As an entrepreneur with a cocoa-exporting company, he ordinarily should have no business with limitation in progress. But that was not to be for Mr Charles Chabruma as he struggled to survive with his family. He became seriously worried to the extent that he decided to abandon his family only to hook up with another woman whose bride price he had even paid in an attempt to marry her. While the sad drama played out, his family became very unhappy with him. Unable to extricate himself from the vicious web of a situation he had never bargained for, the Tanzanian remembered that there is a ministry in Nigeria famed with the turning-round of stubborn situations into glorious ends. He applied online and was invited to visit The SCOAN.

mr-charles-chabrumaOn the 15th of December, 2013, Mr Chabruma received words of prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua. “You have to forgive this woman. There’s a woman in your life you need to forgive. So, forgive and I’m seeing… Because you are lonely,” said the man of God as Mr Chabruma nodded in confirmation. The man of God continued, “And secondly, the appointment you are waiting for will be given to you.” After receiving those words of prophecy, he returned to his country and made peace with the woman the man of God had prophesied about. After that peace move, he felt happiness bubbling like a fountain in his heart.

Six months later, he received a call from a former colleague, urging him to resume business with him. Though he was excited about the promising development, he had no money and did not mince words in letting his former colleague know. Being an act of God, his former colleague offered to give him some money to return to winning ways with his cocoa business. Within days, money was wired into his account. Mr Chabruma, on receiving the funds, called all his staff who had been rendered jobless as a result of his challenges, informing them that the company was back on its feet and rearing to go.

Since that day up to this moment, it has been tales of success and God’s blessings as the company has continued to thrive to the glory of God. According to him, forgiveness is the key to a better life. He had actually come to The SCOAN with a mind-set of seeking for breakthrough, unaware of the fact that he needed to forgive someone. But today, he has realised how powerful forgiveness can be and how wonderful the doors it can open to one’s life. “To date, I have a new company dealing in the same crop. Because of forgiveness, I have three offices now. I have 150 employees in one company,” he revealed as he testified in company of his son.

Mr Chabruma told congregants that his family is now at peace, adding that they have put the gloomy past behind them. Displaying pictures of his houses, offices, exotic vehicles and other assets, he advised people all over the world to see forgiveness as a key to breakthroughs, adding that only those who believe in God and His prophets shall prosper.

MY YEARS OF DRUGS, VIOLENCE AND BLOOD ARE OVER

Mr Akague Kennedy had been suffused in illicit drugs. As a cocaine addict, he had spent a stupendous fortune on the narcotic. A top official of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, he also engaged in professional boxing. His infamous descent into the abyss of drug addiction destroyed his social relationships and even put his marriage on a rickety pedestal. For 15 years, he sniffed the powder, throwing caution to the winds. Whenever he chilled out with cocaine, he would resort to beating people indiscriminately. With those detestable acts of violence, his boxing career suffered a major setback. Mr Kennedy became a social menace. He became the King of touts in Abuja because, he knew all the bad boys who traded in drugs and violence in that terrain. He had a large followership and would mobilize them effortlessly whenever there was a need to unleash mayhem on enemies and opponents alike. He had an indomitable knack for single-handedly fighting large groups of men and seeing their blood flow, as a strange power would well up within him when outnumbered.

img_0902At a time, he delved into fetish engagements as he tried to fortify himself from possible counter-attacks. He would visit native doctors who would prepare different charms for him. While he swallowed some, he used others to have his bath and also drank some. He was told that those charms could make him invisible and impregnable by bullets. As the illusions of life blurred his sense of good reasoning, he lost focus on his marriage and career. One day, while resisting arrest by policemen, he was sprayed with bullets, but none entered his body, enabling him to escape. He had also, in company of his thugs, beaten to pulp a pastor and his church members, after they had converted the church premises into a drinking spot.

After that abominable act, the pastor rained curses on him. Since that day, his life, like a car driven by a reckless driver, had entered a higher gear, heading for outright destruction. Knowing that a heavy burden was weighing his life down, the man from Edo State, Nigeria, resorted to visiting all sorts of herbalists and ended up eating all forms of concoctions in a bid to free himself from the repercursions of his terrible ways. He also partook in different spiritual exercises in which demons where conjured up from under the earth. There were times he wanted to stop his violent acts and drug intake but things just couldn’t fall into line.

Most times, he would sleep in clubs and hotels, indiscriminately smoking and carousing with women of easy virtue. He lost affection for his wife and abandoned her at home. Mr Kennedy was introduced to The SCOAN by a friend and because within him, there had been a quiet longing for salvation, he decided to keep a date with God penultimate Sunday at the Arena of Liberty. That day, as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered prophecy and deliverance, Kennedy cried out to the man of God to save his life from doom.

Man of God, please sir. I am addicted to drugs, sir. I have been taking drugs for the past 15 years. Man of God, help me. I take cocaine. It has destroyed my marital life. Even my promotion at the office…,” he beseeched. For a boxer and a terror who once injured men in their multitudes, Kennedy never expected that he would be easily brought to the ground in a very humbling manner. As the man of God moved round, ordering the evil spirit out of him, Kennedy also moved round under the influence of the Holy Spirit before crashing to the ground, having received the anointed touch of the man of God on his head.

Testifying last Sunday in company of his family, Kennedy told congregants while asking God for forgiveness, that he had masterminded the destruction of so many people. According to him, his life has taken a godly turn after his deliverance. He no longer takes drugs and has ceased to be a trouble-maker. Acknowledging that drugs destroy many things in one’s life, he urged people all over the world to learn how to follow God. Meanwhile Kennedy’s father who also accompanied his son to testify, told congregants how he started smoking, drinking and womanising at the tender age of four. His revelation showed that Kennedy’s problem had been in the family before his deliverance by the man of God.

HOW MY DESIRE FOR OLD WOMEN WAS VANQUISHED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

Mr Temitope Oladele suddenly woke up one day and decided to leave his wife for another woman – an old one for that matter. According to him, the problem started shortly after his marriage when he started dreaming of having sexual intercourse with old women. Since the beginning of those dreams, the bliss and happiness that existed in his marriage started crumbling gradually. He eventually lost his job while his career went downhill.

img_0935A couple who once slept on the same bed became two worlds apart. He lost affection for his wife to the extent that he once threw her belongings out, asking her to leave his house. He knew that those happenings were not normal but seemed powerless to prevent it. He just couldn’t help himself. It was as if a veil was used to cover his sense of reasoning. Mr Oladele recalled that his own father was a polygamist and that there were several unpalatable issues that blighted the image of the family. Even his brother has children with different women. Those abnormal realities coupled with his own rejection of his wife for an old woman, gave him the inkling that all was not well with him.

While at a work site, he had come across Emmanuel TV as his colleagues watched the channel via YouTube. Mr Oladele became interested and started looking out for an opportunity to visit The SCOAN. Luckily, his boss sent him to Lagos to carry out an assignment. On getting to Lagos, he had lodged in a hotel where he had an affair with an old woman. After sleeping with the old woman, he became worried about his life. He wondered why his penchant for old women remained incurable, even when he knew that it was not normal. Before the old woman would return for another ‘round of love’, Mr Oladele had absconded from the hotel in the wee hours of the morning, running to The SCOAN for help.

When he visited The SCOAN penultimate Sunday, Prophet T.B. Joshua called him out during prophecy time: “There is a brother there – you cannot help yourself. It’s like you want to leave your wife and marry an old woman – very old woman. You have a beautiful woman but this is a charm. You find yourself falling in love with this woman…” Making his way out from the congregation, Mr Oladele confirmed the prophecy to be true and cried out to God to deliver him through His servant. Ordering the spirit behind his ordeal out, the man of God declared him free in Jesus’ name. Rising from the floor after he had been hit by the power of the Holy Spirit, he thanked God for his deliverance, raising his hands in reverence of the Mighty One.

During his testimony last Sunday, Mr Oladele, accompanied by his family, told congregants how he had become fed up with having affairs with old women. He recounted that even his son had started manifesting some abnormal traits and he knew they were a direct consequence of his own misdemeanours. He however thanked God for putting a final stop to the vicious cycle. Soon after his deliverance, his affection was restored while he was accommodated and counselled by the man of God who also sent for his wife. The couple were finally reconciled by the man of God. The testimony transcended his deliverance. It was also an avenue of celebrating the restoration of a marriage on the brink of collapse, to the glory of God and the good of His children.

CONFESSION OF A FRAUDSTER USING TB JOSHUA’S NAME

At the end of the testimony section, an elderly woman, one would be forgiven for thinking she was a dear mother coming to testify of what God had done, came forward instead with an atrocious confession to give, revealing that her well-to-do appearance actually housed a wicked, greedy and corrupt heart.

fraudsterHoping for the mercy of God to expunge her devious past, Mrs Funsho Odum confessed how she had defrauded people across the country falsely using the name of Prophet T.B. Joshua. She used to introduce herself as a right hand woman of Prophet T.B. Joshua, whereas she had never even met the man of God before. After gaining the confidence of people, churches and gatherings, she would go to collect their tithes, she claimed, on behalf of the church, usually from 50,000 to 130,000 naira. She would lie that she had delivered the tithes to the church whereas, she never did. Rather, the money became hers to spend frivolously on whatever took her fancy.

A man to trusted the woman that he even asked her to get him a responsible woman from The SCOAN for him to marry. Not having been to The SCOAN or knowing any members, she went to her village and brought one of her sisters for the man to marry, telling her to introduce herself as a SCOAN member. The two got married and had two children but as all things that begin badly, end badly the marriage has since dissolved.

A change began to come in her fortunes one day, when someone asked her to provide proof that their tithes were being delivered to The SCOAN as suspicion began to rise in the minds of some of her victims. Wickedly inspired, she wrote up a letter to that affect with a receipt and signed it on behalf of Prophet T.B. Joshua to continue the deception.

She added that she had also collected vehicles, clothes, gift items and money people had brought from abroad for the man of God yet instead of taking them to The SCOAN, she took them for herself. To add to her deceptive skills, she used to imagine fake prophecies for people and would bless soap and water, saying it was from Prophet T.B. Joshua for their loyalty and faithful tithe payment.

The woman’s web of lies became further and further twisted as she began to tell prominent members of society that the man of God ordered them to make sacrifices, to sell land and give the proceeds to the church for humanitarian works, which she would collect for herself instead. She also used the prophet’s name to get favour from people, an example of which was a man who reduced the price of land he was selling, so she could gain commission on the sale.

She pleaded that the man of God should forgive her and deliver her and begged for the forgiveness of all she had offended with her evil acts. This is a sound reminder that no matter how long a lie runs, truth got the start and it will get the race. Anything that starts dubiously will end dubiously. If you do not want to end with failure, be sure to begin with God.

MASS PRAYER

The Mass Prayer, led by Prophet T.B. Joshua, caused so much trouble for satan and his agents as all unclean spirits, afflictions and demonic manipulations bowed to the superior anointing of the Holy Spirit. Many vomited poisonous substances while others were freed from age-long ancestral and foundational bondages. Prophet T.B. Joshua also commanded all infirmities out in the mighty name of Jesus: “Anywhere sickness and disease is located in your life, blood, kidney, liver, fluids, bone, skin – let the power of God come upon you, in Jesus’ name!” There were destiny-changing prophecies for individuals as the man of God urged them to declare: “I am not going to be the same – my business, finances, career, future – Someone is busy changing my history!”

The man of God also offered special prayers for viewers. Knowing that distance is not a barrier, he urged them to stretch their hands towards the TV screen as he commanded all infirmities and troubles out of their lives: “I say to that infirmity, let the power of God come down, wherever that sickness is located, out in the name of Jesus!” He also prayed for restoration in different aspects of their lives, including their marriages, businesses and finances.

Praying for Africa, he regretted that the continent had neglected its youth, adding that God should intervene in those areas where the continent needs redemption. He declared breakthrough to the continent and committed the whole world into God’s hand, asking for peace in all troubled spots of the universe.

 

God’s power and glory permeated the atmosphere as the choir sang songs of worship and thanksgiving to celebrate the goodness of God. It was another harvest of powerful testimonies as many who had been blessed beyond their expectations came out to express their gratitude to the One who made it all possible.

During his message to congregants, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave startling revelations about impending trouble in some African countries, calling for urgent prayers: “Sometimes, when I see what is happening around the world – I have kept quiet. I refused to release the revelation for around the world. That position is better – to pray for the whole world. But the Bible says where there is no vision, people perish. Like what is happening to my people in Democratic Republic of Congo – I think three years ago, I was invited to the country to see the President. I prayed and said, ‘Travel to DRC to see the Head of state? I went through the letter and I said I must go. I prayed over it and God said he would give me a message to deliver. If you say you are going, do you have a message to deliver? You have to wait for the messageMy people went there. Joyfully, they received them as visitors to the Head of state and they came back. They delivered my message. With joy too, the delegation from DRC came here to visit. ‘Before God will release me to come to your country – this is the message.’ By February, there will be trouble. The trouble will start from February. It will start and I stated the troubles that will start. The reason why I am saying this is that I am worried; I am not comfortable because of what is happening around the world.”prophet-tb-joshua

Continuing, the man of God added: “The whole thing will start unfolding and there will be crisis. Rise up; let us start our prayer from this nation because the crisis is coming. With all your heart, pray. Don’t say it’s not your country. Open your heart and pray for God’s intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pray for God’s intervention because I am seeing trouble coming – a big trouble. God’s intervention for DRC!”

Shifting his attention to Southern Africa, he also warned of a coming natural disaster that will sweep across different countries in the region: “Now, let’s go to Southern Africa. I am seeing some natural disasters like wind – bad wind coming from the sea. Bad nature. Natural disaster that will destroy many things, that will move from one country to another. I saw this two years ago and we kept praying. But there is momentum in the sea which will look strange, which has never happened in Africa. The whole thing will arrange from the Mozambique area. When I first saw it three years ago, the thing repeated September last year. It’s part of the prophecies I hadRise up and pray for Southern Africa – moving from country to country. Like Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana. Open your lips. Why I am calling your attention to this – I have been praying but God said I should call your attention because of the atmosphere we are in. Whatever we loose shall be loosed; whatever we bind shall be bound.”

The man of God also called for prayers for the nation, Ethiopia, asking congregants to pray against serious famine which will be caused by the unpredictability of their seasons. He commanded the wind to be calm. Turning to the nation Nigeria, the man of God reiterated an earlier prophecy on the country. According to him the food scarcity and devaluation of the naira which had already happened will create hardship that will last until June, 2017.

The man of God also prophesied that the naira would change at the rate of 650 to a dollar, adding that it would not go higher than that before it will eventually go down. He also urged for prayers for President Buhari, whom he said has good intentions but needs the support of his followers. He called for prayers for the President: “Ask God to give him whatever he needs. If you are not hearing anything, whatever you believe he needs for strength and enablement. Strength where there is weakness! Strength where there is weakness!… More importantly, we also have to rise up that the Lord should give the grace to sustain democracy. Grace for democratic sustainability. Pray for an uninterrupted democracy.”

Evangelist Ruth shared a message titled HEAVEN IS WITH YOU, in which she reminded Christians of their true nature in Christ Jesus, “A believer’s heart is the prayer room – the contact point for the Holy Spirit. Your heart can also be the contact point for satan if it is troubled or full of offence… you want to be happy but something keeps stealing your joy – satan wants you to be sad because that is his entrance into your heart.evang-ruth

She urged listeners not to trade their joy by listening to the voice of their situations but to listen to the eternal promises of God (John 15:11). She summed up her message by asking Christians to discover the presence of God within them and ignore the devil because there is no limit to what they can achieve as children of God – who have Heaven within them. She emphasized through a practical demonstration that the greatest embarrassment you give to satan is to ignore him because when you are crying, satan is laughing and when you are laughing, satan is crying.” Satan wants you to cry; when you laugh, you have defeated him.

TESTIMONIES

DEFORMED SPINE RESTORED

In 2012, Mr Wellington Nathaniels from Germany, had developed a serious back pain that left him disoriented. Then, each passing day was lived in pain and discomfort and offered no hope of a solution. Good sleep was far from him, as the pains kept him constantly belly-wise on the bare floor. When the situation became worse in 2013, Mr Nathaniels was advised by his doctor to see a specialist who, after a series of X-rays, concluded that he had a spinal cord deformation and that the condition was beyond their expertise. Conferring with his doctor after the sad discovery, he was advised to either live with the condition while receiving medication or to undergo a corrective surgery that may not even guarantee success.

Caught in the web of that medical dilemma, he sought his wife’s opinion who advised him the rather visit The SCOAN and seek the face of God. Mr Nathaniels toed his wife’s suggestion and visited The SCOAN in 2014. Receiving the Morning Water and the Good Morning Stickers, he returned to Germany and applied them in faith. While he ministered the Morning Water, he also placed the Good Morning Stickers in strategic positions in his home.

In 2015, he underwent another series of X-rays and it was discovered that something strange had taken place. His deformed spinal cord was restored to its normal state. Even the bent bone was miraculously straightened as shown on the X-ray results, which left his doctor amazed.

Still sceptical about the total transformation that had taken place in his patient’s spine, the doctor requested for a blood test. The result of the blood test became the last straw that broke yoke of disbelief in the doctor. The result indicated that all was perfectly well with Mr Nathaniels. During his testimony, he was full of glorious smiles as he narrated before congregants his ordeal and final triumph over an ailment that would have rubbished his humanity if not for the power of faith in our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. He advised people all over the world to believe in God who makes all things possible by His grace.

CUBAN MODEL DECEIVED INTO PROSTITUTION

There was nothing that suggested to the ordinary eyes that she was a woman with a tainted past. It took the prophetic insight of the man of God to discern the immoral path she had been treading for many years. Mrs Paola, a Cuban living in Spain, was dancing spiritedly with other congregants during the service. After the praise and worship Prophet T.B. Joshua had words for her: “Are you sure when you leave here you will not go back to your past life? Because I see you as a harlot.” Weeping profusely, she fell to the floor under the influence of the Holy Spirit as Prophet T.B. Joshua ordered the unclean spirit out of her life. Slithering along the ground in serpentine movements, Mrs Paola was delivered from the spirit of prostitution in the mighty name of Jesus.paola-cuba

Paola recounted the story of her life to congregants during her testimony on Sunday. She traced her problem to when she was four-years-old. According to her, a maternal relative, who was a witch-doctor had come to the house to perform rituals, using all sorts of fetish items, including animals. After that experience, she started having terrible dreams in which animals and men pursued her, while demons also attacked her.

At age 16, the malevolent side of the world dealt her a heavy blow as she was raped by a police officer who ordinarily should protect her from all sorts of public assault. After raping her, he threatened to kill her should she divulge his deed to anyone. Keeping the deed to herself, she discovered that the appearance of demons in her dreams had increased. She also heard a voice telling her that she would soon run mad. Not only that but people around her started calling her “crazy” due to the introverted character she began to portray.

During a crisis in Cuba when even food became difficult to come by, Paola was approached by her friends with the idea of becoming a model so she could make some money and help her family. She was 19- years-old at that time and could not withstand the pressure that came with their proposal. She eventually joined the modelling company which later turned out to be a prostitution ring. While she engaged in the immoral trade, she was initiated into witchcraft. One day, she met an older man who impregnated and later abandoned her after the birth of their baby, making her return to the brothel.

In a bid to leave Cuba and to forestall the impending insanity which a voice had always told her about, she underwent a lot of rituals. After those fetish exercises, the older man returned and took her away to Spain where she later married. There, the spirit of prostitution continued its evil reign in her life. Though she was married to a man, she still found herself having affairs with multiple partners. Men and animals continued to torment and sleep with her in her dreams. The torment was such that men would even stop their cars while she was walking on the street to ask her for prostitution even though she was dressed normally. She soon divorced the older man and married another man.

She really loved her husband but there was a force that stopped them from being close. Each time she tried to show some affection towards him, that evil spirit would come in-between them. She would suddenly become aggressive, angry and repulsed by him and would reject all his efforts to get close to her. There were times that she would just wake from sleep with the idea of walking out of the marriage. She knew that there was a strong satanic presence but she lacked the spiritual knowledge to salvage the situation.

Through a friend from the Dominican Republic, she got to know about Emmanuel TV. She attended a church who coincidently, were organising a trip to The SCOAN. “I knew that visiting The SCOAN would bring me freedom,” she said as she testified to her wonderful deliverance and that she was set free from the spirit of prostitution and madness.

Even her obsession with artificial hair stopped. She now enjoys her natural hair. “I can’t wait to return to Spain to be with my husband as I am now feeling so much affection for him. I know that God has restored what the demons had destroyed in my life,” she added as she advised people all over the world, especially those with the kind of challenges she had, to trust in God and watch Emmanuel TV. She also urged them to seek deliverance.

DEDICATED TO SATAN 

Her initiation started in her mother’s womb and it was masterminded by her grandmother who was a witchdoctor. The old woman would touch her mother’s tummy, making enchantments to the unborn child, all in a bid to dedicate her to satan. Seven days after her birth, her grandmother performed some rituals and isolated her from every other person until she was forty-days-old. As young Ionara from Brazil grew, she became a veritable tool in the hands of the devil. Her grandmother converted her to an assistant in the witchdoctor business. Because she was a virgin and young, the fetish assignments she carried out were claimed to have worked effectively and faster. Ionara grew to understand the language of the evil spirits and always had the premonition of their presence. She also accompanied her grandmother to cemeteries to invoke spirits. As they worked in tandem, Ionara soon learnt many secrets about the workings of witchcraft.

alice-brazilShe soon began to do her own personal charms. The more charms she did, the more powers she got. She would conjure men to kiss her thereby initiating them into the spirit of lust causing them to commit sexual immorality. Whenever she was offended by anyone, she would cause havoc in their lives by chanting their names using witchcraft powers.

At the age of fourteen, she came across a boy that she liked and wanted to have him by all means. She tabled the matter before her grandmother and a ritual was performed to join her spirit and that of the boy together. However, for that union to last, she would have to renew the covenant every year, according to her grandmother.

Ionara soon discovered they were not compatible and only brought together by the power of witchcraft. So she didn’t renew the covenant realising that their union was not genuine. As the union faded, her desire to relocate to another city intensified. Though, she eventually moved to Spain with her husband, their marriage hit the rocks soon after, making her to send her daughter to Brazil to live with her mother while she stayed back in Spain. She decided to stop practising witchcraft and all the evil spirits she had worked with started tormenting her. She became depressed and harboured suicidal thoughts.

Getting married to another man, she had thought her problems would abate. Alas, it was even then that the evil spirits intensified. They also made her to treat her new husband badly as she tried to control him. Ionara was so much engrossed with those evil spirits that they never allowed her to visit a church all her life. The first time she visited a church in Spain, she felt very uncomfortable, having headache and wanting to throw up. Any time she tried to go to church, something kept chasing her away.

She finally attended a church in Spain where she was told about Prophet T.B. Joshua. Her attendance coincided with the time the church was making plans to visit The SCOAN and so, it was an opportune time for her to have an encounter with God. Penultimate Sunday, Ionara was at the Arena of Liberty where the Spirit of God located her. It was during the Mass Prayer when the man of God declared: “I command every difficulty to be surmounted! Your challenges – be surmounted. Your situation – be surmounted!

Receiving her deliverance in the mighty name of Jesus, Ionara found herself on the ground as the evil spirit was sent out of her into the pit of hell. Describing her deliverance, she said: “During the Mass Prayer, I felt so uncomfortable and wanted to leave. When I tried to go to the back, I felt something pushing me forward and the evil spirit began to manifest.” She thanked God for rescuing her from destruction. “Since my deliverance last week, I feel totally free. A huge weight has left my body! All the evil spirits that entered me since birth have gone!”, she added. She urged the world to realise that only Jesus can give them freedom, peace and joy.

SAVED BY GRACE OUT OF THE BELLY OF A RIVER

Mr Obodoruku Jaro had visited The SCOAN in 2015. During that visit, he received the Morning Water. Returning to his home in Delta State, Nigeria, he told his wife about the Morning Water and they both agreed to minister it during their daily prayer sessions. One night, as he slept, he had a dream in which he encountered Prophet T.B. Joshua asking him to come to The SCOAN with his family. According to Mr Jaro, he was going through some difficulties when he had that dream encounter. After discussing his experience with his wife, they both made up their minds to obey the directive which the man of God had given in the dream.

Taking permission from his employers, Mr Jaro worked half-day and set out on a night journey to Lagos. Though his wife had had misgivings about the security risks associated with night travels, the young man would not look back after all, he had ministered the Morning Water, thereby covering his family with the blood of Jesus. He told her he was confident that God would see them through. The journey commenced and was almost turning out to be a complete success until they arrived at an outskirt of Lagos called Owode along Ikorodu in Lagos, Nigeria. It was about 4 AM in the wee hours of the day on Friday, February 17, 2017.

The bus conveying them with its almost all passengers asleep, veered off the road and plunged into a river. As the local media would later report, the driver did not understand the road architecture very well, so, he lost track and inadvertently drove them into the river. Submerged in the river with everyone struggling to stay alive, Mr Jaro realised that the water level had risen to his neck. In the ensuing pandemonium, he started searching for his wife as passengers stepped on one another in a desperate bid to escape death.

Death was around the corner, staring each passenger in the face and as he would later reveal, it was the grace of God that kept him and his family alive. As he kept calling his wife and daughter’s names, there was no response. It was a really agonizing moment. Using his hands to search through the water, he felt the texture of his wife’s clothe and pulled her out to safety. With his wife out, his daughter was still missing. Not even his wife in whose arms his daughter laid could say where she was. Mr Jaro had resigned to fate. He had muted to himself that even if Angel was dead, he would rather retrieve her corpse for a befitting burial rather than lose both her life and body at the same time.

As he contemplated different things at the same time, he was faced with a rescued wife who had become very weak due to the absence of proper ventilation. Eventually, Angel was rescued by her father. When she was pulled out from the water, she appeared lifeless but later came alive after her father’s spirited efforts as he kept calling the name of Jesus. Having rescued his wife and daughter, he tried to open the windows of the bus to let in some air but being that everyone was in a stampeding state, it was difficult to find the window. Miraculously, he found himself and his family out of the bus and on land. All that while, his Morning Water was in his bag.

Surprisingly, instead of evacuating all the passengers first before doing any other thing, the rescuers threw Mr Jaro’s bags out before attending to other casualties. As at the time, the Jaros got out of the bus, there were already three dead bodies on the ground. More shocking was the fact that, of all the passengers who came out alive, the Jaros were the only ones without any bodily injuries. During his testimony last Sunday, Mr Jaro radiated so much joy while urging congregants and people all over the world to put their trust in God. According to him, “It is not about the name of your church; it is about putting your total trust and faith in Christ Jesus.”

PROSTITUTION AND I: HOW GOD INTERVENED

Miss Aishat was an international prostitute who advertised her body on social media platforms. She had plied her trade in different climes and had made money but she knew that something was missing in her life. With all the material profits she chased, there was a deep-rooted longing that cried out for attention. That longing would eventually culminate in her historic visit to The SCOAN to seek for deliverance, redemption and salvation.

Recalling how it all started, she had been defiled by an old man who took advantage of her childish naivety when she was between the ages of nine and ten. “He would give me gifts and money and later lured me to an uncompleted building where he defiled me,” she remembered. After that encounter with the old man, she had been chasing after men. But she observed that she went only after handsome men and detested ugly ones. She had a magic wand with which she got those handsome men, irrespective of their status in life. According to her, mere looking at their faces was enough to seduce them.

Young Aishat would have sex with two to three men daily even at that tender age. As she would later reveal, her father divorced her mother when she was very young and that made her to work hard in the illicit trade to cater for her mother and siblings. She later graduated into other obscene associations like going to clubs, drinking alcohol and smoking weed.

When she was fifteen-years-old, she met a man who actually wanted to change her wayward lifestyle but things could not just work out. The man had even paid her bride price only for their union to be truncated by allegations of infidelity on the part of her man. When she left the man she resolved that marriage was not the be-all and end-all of life, hence she made up her mind to continue her prostitution business since it earned her money with which she took care of her family.

All efforts to stem the tide of her immoral excesses failed. She had even consulted a native doctor who requested some money with which he would do ritual for her so she could make quick money through other means apart from prostitution. She was told she would have to swim naked inside a water near the cemetery for three days. But after all the rituals involving an egg and old currency coins, nothing happened. Even pastors had slept with her after promising to help her get deliverance. She was deceived by many so-called native doctors and pastors and yet her problems remained. A man friend in Nigeria had promised to initiate her into a blood money-making cult but the deal could not be sealed because she failed to raise the money he had requested for.

Aishat eventually travelled to Saudi Arabia through a travelling agent after selling all her belongings and borrowing money from people. She was told by the agent that she was going to Saudi Arabia to work in a company but that was not what she met when she arrived at the Mid-East nation. She was taken to a house where a man who claimed to be her master told her that she had been sold to him as a slave for two years. Living with her master soon turned out to be another nightmare. She was treated badly. Sometimes beaten ruthlessly and denied access to good sleep. Her rights where severely trampled upon. Her workload was such that could not be handled even by five persons.

She was not paid a dime and in an angst of survival, she had to fashion out a way to make ends meet. She knew that if she could get the man to sleep with her, all the maltreatment would end. And so, the young woman went to work. She eventually seduced her master by looking at his face. As she slept with him, she also slept with his son in the same house. Her master with his son started protecting her from the overbearing attitude of his wife. Whenever Aishatu was being beaten by her master’s wife, they would defend her and even threaten the woman of the house. When she decided to leave her master’s house, she contacted a friend in Dubai who advised her ‘to deal with him before leaving the house.

Stealing her master’s daughter’s phone, she absconded from their home and ended in a police station. When the police had contacted her master, he told them he was fed up with her and in order not to end up languishing in the cell with nowhere to run to, she was resold to a new master. Life in her new master’s house was ‘worse than hell’. She was exploited and used to generate money for her master’s wife without any meaningful compensation. She worked from house to house while the money ended in the hands of her master’s wife. While she passed through all those troubles, her family was unaware of her whereabouts. Just as she did in her former master’s house, she decided to seduce her new master.

The reprieve she got from her master was short-lived as she once again absconded from the house and ended up at the police station. The police, fed up with her recurring misdemeanour, sent her to the prison where she spent three and a half months. While in prison and even as a Moslem, she joined a group of Africans who were praying with Emmanuel TV and asking for God’s intervention so that they could regain their freedom.

Aishat’s prayers were answered as she was told by one of the prison officials that her visa to return to Ghana had been secured. The young woman returned to Ghana and made up her mind to visit The SCOAN to seek God. But a friend discouraged her, asking how she wanted to survive, having returned from Saudi Arabia empty-handed. That friend urged her to go back to prostitution. Aishat returned to her prostitution business as advised by her friend. One day, she had dreamt of a woman who had a tattoo. According to her, the woman looked like a goddess. The next day, a friend showed her a tattoo on her phone and to her greatest surprise, it was the same tattoo she had dreamt about. That same day, she had the tattoos done on her body.

While in her room one day, her friends had invited her to come with them to a club but she told them she was not interested. They reminded her of her lack of money and the fact that her sick mother needed care. Aishat refused to go out with them. Instead, she remembered how God rescued her from the prison and decided to pray. She called on the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua to help her, being the father of the poor. That night, she encountered the man of God in her dream. He told her that she would not get anywhere unless she is delivered. Replying, she had asked him if deliverance could give her money. The man of God responded by telling her that with God, all things are possible.

After that encounter, she vowed to visit The SCOAN. Without any money to fund her journey, she sold her phone and used the proceeds to pay her way down to Nigeria. During penultimate Sunday’s Mass Prayer, Aishat received her deliverance as Prophet T.B. Joshua located the root-cause of her problem. Thanking God for taking away the spirit of prostitution as well as all those ungodly habits of drinking alcohol and smoking weed, she advised young girls to be patient even if they are poor, adding that they should wait for God’s help.

LIFTED FROM A WHEELCHAIR TO WALK IN HIS GLORY

Sometime in 2007, she had returned to Germany after visiting her native Cameroon where she was making final arrangements to establish an orphanage. On her return, she discovered that her body was showing signs of illness. From headaches to loss of appetite and eventually to fever, her health began to deteriorate gradually. Mrs Marie Williger visited her doctor, received treatment and returned home. Rather than subside, her health condition became worse, taking her to so many hospitals which even rejected her on account of the strangeness of the ailment. In that condition of uncertainty and near hopelessness, her doctor took her home. That same day, she fell into a coma.

How she found herself in a hospital after three months in coma remained a mystery until she was told that people actually pulled down the door to her room before they could retrieve her comatose body for conveyance to the hospital. At the hospital, she lost all sensations in her body; she could neither stand nor walk. Mrs Williger was thereafter confined to her house. Her condition was so sad that she defecated and urinated on the same spot with her daughter doing the cleaning and evacuation. She could only move her mouth; from her neck to her feet, there was no sign of life. Her career as a Flight Attendant crashed as she could no longer go to work. As she grappled with that condition, she received a call from a cousin in Cameroon who asked her if she had heard about Emmanuel TV.

She was told to search for Emmanuel TV and Prophet T.B. Joshua via YouTube. As soon as she watched the videos of the miracles God performed through His servant at The SCOAN, she developed an instantaneous conviction that her healing had come. She began to feel positive about herself. The positive outlook inspired by the miracles she had watched on Emmanuel TV encouraged her to consult with her boss on her plan to visit The SCOAN. She also showed him some YouTube videos on the wonderful miracles at The SCOAN. Her boss personally secured a visa for her and even presented it to her in her house. Mrs Williger arrived at The SCOAN in April, 2012 on a wheelchair pushed by her daughter. The atmosphere was very busy, making it impossible for them to gain entrance into the church. They only managed to stay around one of the Over-flows. At a time, her daughter who was pregnant got tired of waiting and returned to their hotel room.

As Mrs Williger sobbed on her wheelchair, God sent ‘an angel’. Out of the blues, a girl came consoling her and telling her that if she could just believe, her case would be settled by the Morning Water. The girl got the Morning Water for her and told her that she would give a testimony the next day. She even wheeled her to the hotel where she lodged with her daughter. As soon as they got to the hotel, Mrs Williger was trying to appreciate the effort of the girl when she suddenly realised that the girl had disappeared. In the hotel room, she told her daughter that she would never return to Germany with the wheelchair, adding that she would give her testimony the next day.

Pushing the wheelchair to one corner, Mrs Williger started ministering the Morning Water all over her body, saying, “Lord Jesus, take more of me and give me more of You.” Immediately, her whole body started itching. As the itching increased, Mrs Williger stood up and started running, not just walking, all around her hotel room, to the glory of God. Since that day, she has been walking on her feet. While testifying to that miraculous healing last Sunday, she told congregants that though she has not set her eyes on that girl that got her the Morning Water, she still found it expedient to give glory to our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

 

SOLDIER ON

 

The SCOAN Live Sunday Service of February 12, 2017 was a day in which the diseased received health, the oppressed received freedom and the dead were literally brought back to life – spirit, soul and body.

dadSpeaking on the importance of faith, Prophet T.B. Joshua delivered a thought-provoking message titled: HOW MUCH YOU NEED GOD. He said, “When we examine our daily life, we will find out how much faith we have. Faith is manifested in the small things in our daily life”. He made the message practical with these examples, “To you, you don’t need God to sit down or stand up. You claim you are a Christian – how many of you are sitting in the name of Jesus? Do you know you need God to dress up, make up, comb your hair, to even greet?”
Pointing the way out, Prophet T.B. Joshua continued, “Satan attacks you where you believe you don’t need God. Satan lashes at you in the areas you believe you don’t need God. You create avenues and opportunities for satan to enter. For you to be victorious in life, you must know how much you need God”.

In her message titled SOLDIER ONevangelist-shadeEvangelist Shade called on Christians to brace up for war if they really want to triumph over the tribulations of this world. “He who desires victory must be ready to embrace war,” she said, adding that “We are not to run from confrontation”. According to her, a good Christian must confront the world with confidence because, “Victory does not begin with fear, doubt or condemnation”.

She warned people of God not to allow their situations to affect their destinies, arguing that no matter what the world throws at them, they should soldier on with their eyes fixed on the victory that would crown their efforts: “Many have changed their destiny by listening to the voice of their situation. Don’t listen to the voice of your situation.” She summed up her deep message with the following philosophical maxim: “Life is not a playground or a bonding meeting; it is warfare.”

Proclaiming victory over their challenges, people from across the globe came forward to testify how God had won their battle:

THE DANGER OF SPEAKING IN STRANGE TONGUES

After tinkering with different medical options aimed at curing her issue of barrenness, Mrs Bimpeh decided to pursue the things of the spirit. That zeal to grow in spirit led her to visit a prayer centre where she believed she was “blessed” with the gift of speaking in tongues. The gift did not materialise physically until she was visited in the dream by a gentleman and a woman. It was in that august dream that she was taught how to speak in false tongues. Mrs Bimpeh continued to speak in those tongues, expecting the Heavens to put a new song in her mouth but unknown to her, she was already doing the devil’s bidding. The tongues which she had thought would dismantle the mountain of barrenness that had been the gap between her and the fruit of the womb, soon proved to be from the pit of hell.

mr-and-mrs-bimpeh-cornelius-enamThe more she spoke those strange tongues, the more mysterious her dreams became. She would find herself in the presence of a strange woman in her dreams, speaking demonic gibberish and sometimes seeing snakes even in the physical. Beyond the superficiality of those tongues, there were ominous signs that the devil was taking her for a ride. She noticed that after her fellow tongue-speakers touched her tummy, she would have a sudden miscarriage. When she herself spoke those strange tongues with unrivalled vigour during one pregnancy, she experienced an induced abortion. In total, she had six miscarriages. Eventually, Mrs Bimpeh began to nurse fears about the strange occurrences in her life. She wondered why and how a supposedly spirit-filled activity such as speaking in heavenly language could become her greatest undoing.

mr-and-mrs-bimpeh-cornelius-enamIn a state of utter confusion, a friend introduced her to Emmanuel TV. Watching with rapt attention how God was working through the anointed channel, Mrs Bimpeh realised that what she actually needed was a firebrand deliverance. That moment of spiritual self-realisation became the prologue of her journey to salvation. Visiting The SCOAN, she made herself available for the Holy Spirit to locate her. During the course of the service, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for Mrs Bimpeh, gave her the Morning Water and declared that her past was over, adding that she would return to the church with a testimony.

Six miscarriages and six years of tears were wiped out of her past after receiving deliverance. Testifying, Mrs Bimpeh told congregants how she conceived and went on to deliver a baby girl without any complications, after nine months. Mr and Mrs Bimpeh thanked God for enabling them to cross through the Red Sea of barrenness. The Ghanaian couple advised people to hold on to faith and desist from speaking in strange tongues.

MY MYSTERIOUS LIFE

Mr Mthunzi was only nine-years-old when the devil invaded his dream and contaminated his innocent spirit. That night, while other lads were enjoying their sleep, young Mthunzi was playing victim in a dream-drama to a giant man who had come to abuse him. After he awoke from that stream of sleep, he shared the horrible experience with his father but was told to disregard the nightmare as it was just a dream. But from that very moment, the South African developed certain negative behavioural traits. He starting smoking, stealing and growing violent. Before he completed secondary school, he was arrested on two occasions by the police for his misdemeanours.

His university education was a disastrous adventure as he dropped out after three years. From the university, he proceeded to the prison after he was arrested for a crime. Coming out of the prison, he reunited with his wayward gang and continued living on the spur of the moment – clubbing, drinking and smoking. While chilling out at a club one night, he was approached by a man who wanted to sleep with him. The scenario felt like the opportunity of a lifetime and he went with the man without looking back. After that night’s saga, he became a willing tool in the hands of the spirit of man. Whenever he was drunk, he would end up with different men. All efforts to get out of that evil entanglement were in many ways harder than a camel passing through the eye of a needle. He had been bottled by satan; it would take God to free him.

His relationships with women were abysmal. Anytime he wanted to woo a woman, he mr-mthunzi-butheteziended up with a prostitute or drug addict. Burdened by the reckless and immoral engagements he had suffused his life into, the flight of freedom became imminent. He narrated his escapades to his brother who prescribed a solution to him. Having watched Emmanuel TV, his brother knew that his case was a minor thing that would be handled perfectly at The SCOAN.

Visiting the Arena of Liberty penultimate Sunday, Mr Mthunzi received a word of prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua, “You find yourself in a mysterious life,” pointing to Mr Mthunzi. “I am sorry; you would like to have passion for women but your passion is for men. A very handsome man. Ladies would want you but suddenly, you found yourself having affection for men… It is the spirit of man that is tormenting you,” he added. Confirming the prophecy to be true, Mr Mthunzi was delivered as the man of God spoke freedom into his life through the prophecy in the mighty name of Jesus.

Testifying before The SCOAN congregation last Sunday, Mr Mthunzi exuded great joy as he told congregants that he was no longer stealing, drinking, smoking or sleeping with men. Instead, the evil hand working in his life had been chopped off by the power of the Holy Spirit and he is free. Advising people who have a similar problem, he urged them to hold on to Jesus as He is the only solution.

MY MARRIAGE TO A STRANGE SPIRIT BEING

When she was seven-years-old, she noticed some fetish items in her mother’s room. Those items included idols with different shapes and represented different water spirits and animals. Her mother was definitely worshipping those idols and would later pass them on to her. Rosemary was asked to make a covenant that she would inherit those idols whenever her mother died. To perfect the covenant, little Rosemary was clad in white attire, half-naked and asked to kneel beside her mother. A cow was slaughtered and its blood poured into a calabash. Rosemary was asked to dip her middle finger into the blood and place it on her tongue.

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After the consummation of that covenant, Rosemary grew up to encounter a barrage of problems. The spirits of anger and perpetual unhappiness became a constant part of her. By age 25, the evil spirit that had entered her during that covenant started operating on a full scale. Instead of young and promising suitors, all the men who came to her were married. Moreover, her relationship with them would suddenly be marred by her uncontrollable fits of anger and unexplained resentment. On their part, the men would have problems with their wives as their homes would always be boiling points with different troubles.

Rosemary had a child by a married man whom she later parted ways with. Her dream life became a complete mess. She would always see a giant man sleeping with her. On several occasions, she had dreamt of herself pregnant and delivering babies in a river. She would also dream of herself swimming and flying. The more she had those dreams, the worse her physical condition became. No single man dared to approach her for marriage; only married men did. Worried, she confided in her mother about the strange things that were happening to her. Her mother took her to a fetish priest who told them that she had a spirit husband in the river. According to the priest, she would have to physically get married to the spirit husband lest her life became a total mess.

Scared of the consequences of refusing to marry her spirit husband, Rosemary convinced her mother on the urgent need to follow the directive of the fetish priest. In 2006, she was taken to the seashore, stripped half-naked and had the marriage rites carried out. As the fetish priest performed the rites, Rosemary was asked to speak her problems into the ears of a white dove which she had in her grip. After speaking into the ears of the dove, she released it. As the dove flew away, she beheld a smoke-filled light afar in the horizon. According to the fetish priest, that light was her spirit husband. She was advised to abstain from physical sexual relations starting from Fridays to Sundays because those days were reserved for her spirit husband to sleep with her. She was also instructed to wear white clothes on such days and was handed beads and a wedding ring. After that seaside ritual, she developed a love for tattoos and went ahead to imprint the images of a dove, a snake and a lion on her body.

Brought down by depression and body pain, her yearning for freedom grew in intensity. When she could no longer bear the ravaging oddities that had taken over her life, in spite of all the rituals she had undergone, Rosemary knew that the only place to be was The SCOAN. Visiting the church, Rosemary received her deliverance as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered prophecy and healing during The SCOAN Sunday Mass Prayer. As soon as the man of God touched her, the evil spirit in her felt the brunt of the fire of the Holy Spirit and started confessing all the destructive roles it had played in her entire life. The mermaid spirit as well as her spirit husband were cast out as she was separated from all generational covenants she had entered into. “When the man of God touched my head, I felt as if a hammer hit me to the ground,” she recounted.rosemary-edem-blithia

Testifying last Sunday in company of her mother, daughter and other family relations, Rosemary thanked God for setting her free from the gates of hell. Rosemary’s mother also revealed how her grandmother was impregnated by a man who turned out to be a spirit from the sea. According to her, it took some rituals on the advice of a fetish priest for that pregnancy to be delivered. She corroborated the fact that Rosemary’s problems emanated from a generational covenant between their ancestry and the river spirit. Rosemary also expressed her new-found joy in upholding the things of God, adding that she was more than ever poised to develop her relationship with our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. It was a triumph of the Kingdom of God over the kingdom of darkness as congregants visibly exhibited their gratitude to God for redeeming a lost sheep through the Arena of Liberty.

FROM TEACHER´S PET TO A LIFE OF TORMENT

She was showered with scintillating gifts by her teacher but never had an inkling of the sinister motive behind those kind and unsolicited gestures. As a student, her self-esteem had soured on account of the fact that she was one in a million to be so loved by her teacher. But unknown to her, an evil process was gradually gathering momentum. Rita was sixteen-years-old at that time and did not really understand that the world was deeper than it appeared. One day, her teacher visited her at home and requested that she spent the weekend with her. Like a sheep being led to the slaughter, the unassuming young woman accepted her teacher’s request.

miss-okenna-rita-ukamaka-and-fianceThat night, in her teacher’s house, Rita’s innocence was raped after she had downed an unnamed alcoholic beverage that induced her to sleep. When she woke up, she discovered that something untoward had happened to her. She noticed that she was naked and was compelled by her teenage emotions to ask her teacher some questions. Her teacher’s response was like a thunderbolt. “I have done what I would have done a long time ago, after showering all those gifts on you,” said her teacher. The confused student, not satisfied with her teacher’s response, probed further. “Please, ma, what have you done?” she asked. “I have made love to you,” retorted her teacher.

Since that incident, Rita began to develop affection for women. That urge to mingle with women became unstoppable. It thwarted all attempts by male suitors to come close to her. If at all she did have male friends, they were there as a decoy, ensuring that her problem remained hidden. By the time she became fully aware of the spiritual transformation that had taken place in her life, she embarked on many quests for a solution. All the places she went to in search of solution failed abysmally to help her.

Realising that a solution was far from her, she had resorted to self-help but it just wouldn’t work. Her dream life became a direct reflection of the things she did with fellow women physically. She just could not curtail the urge. Whenever she came across women, a spirit in her would always push her to go and woo them. While all these things transpired, Rita did not put her parents in the know. For a girl who had slept with several women, including the married and unmarried, deliverance would be the ultimate solution. Rita would later meet a man whom she told her problem to. The young man eventually became her fiancé. He took serious interest in her case and advised her to come to The SCOAN for deliverance.

Prior to her coming, she had prayed and had received a revelation in which Prophet T.B. Joshua was delivering her. When she finally attended the Sunday service two weeks ago, the Holy Spirit located her during the Mass Prayer. Prophet T.B. Joshua, taking authority in the mighty name of Jesus, commanded the evil spirit out of her life. During her testimony, Rita told congregants how the whole atmosphere turned into fire while she was being delivered. After her deliverance, she has since been free from the spirit of woman.

For a woman who once drank alcohol and received numerous phone calls from fellow women daily, change has come finally, according to her fiancé. “She no longer does those things as the Spirit of God has since taken over her life,” he added.

GOD RAISED ME FROM DEATH TO PRAISE HIM FOREVER

1On a fateful evening, there was no sign that evil was lurking around the corner. The family was together, relaxing when suddenly their togetherness was put asunder by uninvited invaders who left in their trail, sorrow, tears and blood. They devoured the family’s dinner and asked for cash and ATM cards. The mother of the house surrendered all she had in her possession but it was not enough to placate the hardened criminals. In the ensuing gruesome drama, the evil men increased the volume of the television set in order to stop the screaming of their victims from filtering outside the house as Praise’s mother was raped and slaughtered along with his younger sister.

3As Praise rushed into the sitting room in a panicky move, he ran into the villains who stabbed him in his stomach and chest and slit his neck, leaving him in a pool of his own blood. Thinking he was already on the other side, the armed robbers left with the family’s possessions.

Confined to the throes of death, Praise’s consciousness was not impaired as he saw a benevolent being dressed in white come to carry him to a neighbour’s doorstep. Banging on the neighbour’s door, the being then disappeared. When the neighbour came out of the house to behold Praise in a pool of blood, he went berserk with a blend of pity and anguish. He hurriedly took the dying boy to the hospital and contacted his extended family. At the hospital, he was assumed dead until his aunt came along with the Morning Water and Good Morning Sticker, believing that God would prove Himself.

For several months, Praise underwent a series of operations. His trachea and vocal cavity had been seriously damaged and needed to be fixed urgently. He could not talk but depended solely on gesticulations and writing on paper to communicate his thoughts. According to his aunty, he had actually passed on three times in the course of the seven operations he had undergone but was miraculously brought back to life with prayers and the ministration of the Morning Water. When it became apparent that he needed better medical attention, he was referred to the United States for specialist attention.

_mg_7023In his usual spirit of extending love to the needy, Prophet T.B. Joshua was moved by the plight of the hapless boy. The man of God immediately provided feeding and accommodation for Praise and his aunt while consultations commenced with medical experts concerning his referral to a better hospital abroad. It would be noticed that the boy’s health had improved while he was living in The SCOAN. The challenge was that he could not talk, owing to the complicated damage done to his vocal cavity. Securing visas and international passports for Praise and his aunt to the tune of two thousand US dollars, the man of God also provided the initial medical deposit of five thousand US dollars as well as another two thousand US dollars for their welfare abroad.

Embarking on their inaugural flight, Praise and his aunt travelled to Johannesburg, South Africa where they were received by the Emmanuel TV team which accompanied them to Cape Town, where the specialist hospital is located. Making funds available for their transportation and accommodation within South Africa, Prophet T.B. Joshua also paid for all the operations and medical procedures to the tune of forty thousand US dollars. For the surgeons who carried out the operations on Praise, they had discovered that his case was very severe with damaged vocal cords, making him unable to speak. As Prophet T.B. Joshua continued to pray for him and as his aunt continued to minister the Morning Water on him, a miracle happened – the vocal cords were revived and began functioning properly. Praise started breathing and speaking and was declared perfectly fit. He no longer needed the oxygen pipe on which he had depended for months.

dsc_0129After the entire medical process, Praise went on to visit tourist and recreational facilities in Cape Town before his journey home to Nigeria. He returned to Nigeria a complete person. Together with his aunt, they came to share their testimony at The SCOAN. They were joined by other immediate and extended family members and acquaintances. The atmosphere was glorious as congregants joined the testifiers in singing and dancing. The choir was in their element as they kept everyone on their dancing feet. “Unchangeable, reliable, God, only You can do what no man can do,” they sang as tears of joy rolled down faces.

Speaking audibly well and thanking Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Partners for helping him find his voice again, Praise told congregants that he had received two Certificates of Bravery from the surgeons that operated on him. “I was treated like a king and enjoyed myself in South Africa. I ate all their burgers and spaghetti,” he said jokingly. Discarding the two pipes which he had used as breathing aids, he called on the rich in society to emulate Prophet T.B. Joshua by helping the sick and the poor. Cumulatively, Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Partners spent a whopping fifty thousand US dollars on Praise’s medical trip and welfare but nothing is too dear to give when you realise that what we do or fail to do to our fellow man, that we do or fail to do unto God.

master-praise-and-auntSpeaking on the boy’s testimony and healing, Prophet T.B. Joshua extolled the synergy between the church and the hospital in ensuring that Praise is back to his normal self: “You can see the mighty result you achieve if God’s servant and medical doctors are able to work together. God is God of nature. If God’s servant works with medical doctors, there is no limit to what they can achieve because God’s servant will be able to say whether a person will come out successfully during the operation, the treatment. Before I said to the young one (Praise), “Go”, I had seen the to and fro; I had seen that he would come out of the operation”.

Concluding, he urged children of God to exercise their faith so that their belief in God could be felt and seen by the world: “You must exercise your faith to show you believe. Faith must be practised. Faith is practical; there is no abstract faith. It is by faith you can tell people, ‘This is what God has sent me to do’. The belief in our heart can only be released by faith. If you can’t show that faith, then you don’t know the God you believe and If you don’t know the God you believe, it means it is not Jesus.”

 

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The children of God had a practical experience, listening to the faith-building testimonies of people who had received their deliverance, healing, breakthrough and blessings through the various anointed mediums of the ministry. The SCOAN Sunday Service of February 5, 2017 was a confirmation of the correlation between the concept of faith and the unleashing of God’s power. Prophet T.B. Joshua, while exhorting Christians through a message themed the Word of Faith, reminded them about the systematic way through which faith can be inspired or attained. “Faith comes by hearing. That is why we need to hear about healing anointing, deliverance anointing and blessing anointing,” he said, adding that Jesus always responds to those who put a demand on Him.

Speaking further, the man of God urged believers never to allow the crisis and attacks that may come their way to sway them from doing the will of God. According to him, many have allowed their marriages to crumble because they chose to bother about the problem rather than seek the face of God and hear what He had to say about their situation, adding that every blessing must go through God’s processing. He also observed that only God can make a true relationship work: “If God brings you to a relationship, the same God will equip you.”

Urging them to cherish God’s processing more than the end result, the man of God advised Christians to see the things they do when trying to achieve something as more important as the achievement in itself: “When you want to achieve something, what you do to achieve it is more important that the achievement.”

In his concluding remarks, he had a simple and straightforward counsel to the children of God, all over the world: “If you don’t forget yourself, you cannot follow Jesus. To forget yourself is to forget your challenges, predicament, situation or worry… Following Jesus makes you consistent in your blessing.”

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Meanwhile, in an earlier message titled YOUR SPIRITUAL CHECKUP by Evangelist Fanny, Christians were admonished to live up to their spiritual expectation by attuning themselves to the things of God rather than waste time chasing after the ephemeral pleasures and transitory gratifications of the flesh. She observed that, “Your Christian life is measured not by your body language, your type of clothes or your makeup or no makeup but by the movement of your heart in the midst of your challenges. That is why the Bible says the first place you are to prosper, you are to beautify, to purify, to sanctify is your spirit man, your spiritual life, the one that holds your strength, your health, wealth, even your outward beauty, in fact, all. That is why the real you must be redefined in order to be sensitive to the Spirit of God.”

Continuing, she revealed the role challenges play in the life of a true and dedicated Christian. She said, “Challenges reveal the true condition, position of your heart. Just as a physical examination is the process by which a doctor investigates the body of a patient for signs of disease, a spiritual examination is the process by which God, through challenges, investigates the heart of a Christian for signs of weakness and disease.” She further stressed that, “A spiritual check-up will determine where are the loopholes that give access to satan in your life and determine how strong is your heart in the face of the turbulences and attacks.

She however left the following counsel to people of God: “Your situation is not your enemy but your friend; it is a check to your spiritual life. Therefore, no matter your situation or condition, continue to meditate on God’s Word – your spirit will gradually act on it because meditation removes the burden on our spirit. I leave you here in the midst of challenges, knowing that I will meet you again stronger that when you went into it.”

TESTIMONIES

NO HANDICAP CAN ESCAPE THE ANOINTING AT THE SCOAN

She had been relegated to the gloomy side of life by a terrible knee problem that made it impossible for her to function properly. Mrs Margaret Fabiyi, a Nigerian tourism promoter who had traversed most of the African continent, was forced to give up her career only to be left on the bed after undergoing a surgery to fix her troubled knee caps. The surgery came and went but the pain and discomfort refused to abate. Since 2014, she had been bedridden, unable to take care of herself. In her sad and handicapped situation, she resorted to soliciting for help in order to be able to carry out certain personal and domestic obligations. She virtually begged to live.

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Moving with crutches, Mrs Fabiyi was confined to her home, unable to even attend church programmes. She remained in that piteous state until she discovered through Emmanuel TV, that a revival was coming up between the 9th and 11th of December, 2016 at The SCOAN. She attended the revival service on the 9th and had an encounter with the Holy Spirit as Prophet T.B. Joshua led the Mass Prayer. As the man of God specifically commanded every pain in the body of congregants to go, he also ordered those unable to walk to stand and walk. It was at that instant that Mrs Fabiyi keyed into the command of God through His prophet and decided to put away her walking aid. With faith, she walked unaided for the first time in two years.

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According to her, as soon as she obeyed his command to her to stand up and walk, she could not understand the way she found herself walking without aid again. She described the experience as awesome, adding that a strange force inspired her to walk as she felt more energetic than ever. “Since then, I have not had any cause to use the crutches. I walk perfectly on my own,” she told congregants. Demonstrating her new-found wellness and agility during last Sunday’s testimony time, in company of her son and other relations, Mrs Fabiyi thanked God for using the man of God to restore her health. Her son, who also shared her testimony, advised people to have faith in God, adding that he had witnessed the glory of God in the life of his mother.

A FAMILY UNHOOKED FROM DEMONIC MANIPULATION

She had seen her father watch pornography at the tender age of nine and had subconsciously allowed the demon behind that evil activity to pitch its tent in her heart. Since that day, Stephanie became a slave to sin. She would grow up to find herself lusting after men, unable to concentrate even on her studies. As a result of that demonic distraction, she had to repeat a class and was also once suspended for absconding from school to go and see her boyfriend.  After her suspension from school, Stephanie fell out with her parents on several occasions and each time such happened, she would run away from the house to put up with her boyfriend who was in his early twenties. But even when she returned home, the demon was still haunting her every thought and action. She could not just understand what was wrong with her but she knew that something was surely amiss with her life.

Aside from her lustfulness and addiction to pornography, Stephanie was also a troublesome lass, always bullying her younger siblings and disobeying her parents. The cycle of immorality continued until her parents sat down with her to try and understand the mysteries around their daughter. They needed to know what was really wrong with her in order to make the right choices.

Penultimate Sunday, Stephanie was at The SCOAN with her parents and received words of prophecy from the man of God. According to the man of God, she had a flirting spirit which operated like a dog and caused her to run after men. The man of God added that she would jump the fence in order to go and meet men, irrespective of their status. Corroborating their daughter’s problem, her parents confirmed the prophecy to be true. As her mother spoke, the man of God prophesied that Stephanie’s problems were an offshoot from her mother whom he said had no affection for her husband. Commanding the demon in Stephanie to come out of her, the man of God delivered her in the mighty name of Jesus. Both parents also received their deliverance, making the whole thing a family affair.

During their testimony, Stephanie and her parents thanked God for bringing about a new lease of life into their family. According to Stephanie, all her immoral ways are now things of the past even as she is now a very respectful and obedient child. Her mother also thanked God for the family’s deliverance. The Thai citizen told congregants how she and her husband had engaged in a couple of illicit businesses in the past, adding that she was pregnant with Stephanie then. According to her, she only loved shopping and spending money, irrespective of the source. The tattoo-adorning mother also recounted how Lucifer had approached her in the dream, trying to sleep with her.

All the illicit businesses they engaged in thrived but whenever they wanted to do something legitimate, their resources would dwindle and fritter away. It was their desire to do something legitimate that brought them to Nigeria. As soon as they arrived in Nigeria, all their legitimate investments crumbled. The strange and recurring happenings in their family led them to The SCOAN. Aside from her lack of affection for her husband, Stephanie’s mother rejected any form of intimacy from her husband as the prophecy would reveal. According to her when the man of God laid hands on her, she felt something like a big hammer hit her head. Since that day, her love for her husband has returned. There have been very great changes in the family. Peace has come to stay while the spirits of anger and undue agitation have left the family. Stephanie advised young people to desist from pornography as it could destroy their lives.

REDEEMED FROM THE GATES OF HELL

He was born into an idle-worshipping home and had boasted of a fetish ancestry. At a time, he was handpicked and initiated into fetish engagements by his paternal grandmother who also used him as an errand boy for her unholy business. The Ghanaian continued serving his grandmother, taking part in many evil covenants until he became ill and started rotting away with maggots coming out of his smelly body. The old woman who was famed for her expertise in fetish matters, had suggested that he be buried alive but his father kicked against that evil suggestion. Instead of allow his own son to be buried alive, his father angrily took him to a river and dumped him there.

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Young Winfred was barely three years-old when he was dumped in a river for three days. After three days, his father revisited the river in search of him and luckily found him still alive. At that point, a ‘miracle’ happened. All the maggots and sores that had taken over his body disappeared. After that healing at the river, Mr Winfred Obedia returned to his father’s house. There, he started to wield his evil powers, exhibiting the traits of wild animals and suddenly found himself on the streets of Ghana, mingling with drug addicts, traffickers and prostitutes. He was eventually sold to a drug-dealing woman who resided in Texas, USA.

Mr Obedia was shipped to America to live with the woman who was actually an international prostitute that also trafficked drugs. She would engage in her sexual adventures in his presence and would also have him sleep with her because, he had no mind of his own, having been sold to her in Ghana. But the evil association would not endure for long as the woman was hit by a deadly disease. When she was beginning to feel the brunt of the deadly disease, she had called him and told him about her impending death, urging him to pray for her so she may survive the battle against HIV/AIDS. Before she died, she narrated to him how she bought him at a very tender age in Ghana. She also reminded him of the killing of her two sons by an armed gang in Texas. The woman eventually died and left the young man at the crossroads.

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When he returned to Ghana, he made efforts through a radio station to locate his biological parents. After two weeks of announcements, the radio station called to inform him that a man had been found who said he had lost a son at age four. After a couple of formalities, father and son were reunited. The father knelt down to ask his son for forgiveness, stating that he was away on national duty as a Ghanaian soldier when the unfortunate incident happened. Obedia was taken in and was introduced to other members of his family. As he gradually adapted into the family, he made clear his intention not to marry much to the displeasure of his mother. Along the line, he encountered a lady who turned him into a house boy and controlled him. Whenever they had sex, she would use a white cloth to wipe his semen. The woman exploited him at will because she wielded some spiritual powers that he could not comprehend.

Having made a lot of money through his business, Obedia had wanted to build more houses for his parents but the first attempt was thwarted by his elder brother who squandered the money. He would not give up. He insisted on starting all over again all by himself. He went ahead to erect another building which later collapsed. Undeterred, he built another after three months. But to his greatest shock, his mother rejected the house and instead requested for money. A woman neighbour who advised him to relocate to the house his mother rejected would later appear to him alongside her daughter in a dream-like but real encounter, saying she had come to protect him from an evil community.

How they gained access into his house, when all the doors and windows were locked, baffled him. As he tried to query her, she sprinkled water on him and left. That scenario was so scary that he had to drive to his parent’s house that night without dressing up properly. Though his parents allayed his fears, the young man returned to his house to encounter another bizarre development. As he stepped down from his car, heading to his apartment, he felt like a bullet was fired into the centre of his head. Later, in spite of his father’s warning to the woman to leave his son, she and her daughter kept appearing to him and having sex with him.

It was apparent that he was being spiritually polluted by the woman and her daughter. He became sick and was taken to many fetish places by his father in search of solution. Obedia would suddenly degenerate health-wise, looking frail and sickly. He developed a serious craving for alcohol, squandering a lot of money on whiskey. All efforts to help him proved abortive until a business project took him to China. In China, he was initiated into Buddhism and partook of the blood-drinking ritual. When he returned from China to Ghana, the strange woman called him and requested for money. To be on a safe side, he went to the bank, withdraw money and gave to her.

Unsatisfied with the direction his life was going, he decided to visit India, thinking it was one of the world’s most spiritual enclaves. There, he was initiated into the Hare Krishna cult. As part of his initiation, he was given the ashes of a cremated human being to drink inside an evil forest. He also received a lot of tattoos in different parts of his body. He was told that his problems were over by the Hare Krishna adherents. Returning to Ghana, he resorted to running a herbal shop. But the so-called business was marred by heavy drinking. One day while trying to tune to a new channel with a glass of whisky in his hand, he accidentally stumbled on Emmanuel TV. Just a flash of the anointed channel brought him to the floor, sending him into compulsory sleep for hours.

When he woke up, certain changes had taken place spiritually. His urge for alcohol was no more. Around that time, he met his wife. Together, they relocated to the house he had abandoned while on the fast lane of spiritual contamination. They cleaned up the house and discovered a lot of charms which they burnt eventually. They also installed DSTV and watched Emmanuel TV, praying along with the man of God. Obedia’s appetite returned to him after he had prayed with the man of God via Emmanuel TV. He ate voraciously one day much to the surprise of his wife who had known him as someone who rarely ate. As they continued praying with the man of God, they discovered many evil entities in their house. His wife played a major role in influencing his decision to visit The SCOAN.

When he visited The SCOAN penultimate week, he received deliverance from the man of God. According to him, when the man of God touched him, he felt like thunder stuck him. Since that episode, his life has changed radically. He even dreamt of killing a mighty python after the deliverance – a sure sign that he has conquered the demon behind his predicament. Mr Obedia, who testified in company of his parents, wife and little son, thanked God for saving his life from the gates of hell.

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