In his characteristic suffusion with admiration and adoration for the Lord, Prophet T.B. Joshua lifted the faith of all congregants by reminding them of the abiding presence of the Lord in their lives, by which fact their past was over. Citing Hebrews 1:3, he assured the congregation that where there is the Word of God, there is power. To know God’s presence, is to know His power. God does everything with power. To speak His name is one thing and quite another to speak His name in faith. Satan does not have power over us, as long as we keep the Word of God.
Speaking in the same vein, the Wise Man wondered aloud who can be against you, if God is with you. In his words, you are included in God’s plan of creation. The Ancient Of Days is about to walk in your midst and when He does that, healing will happen. Referring to Colossians, he told his listeners that the essence of the true church is the Christ in them. God expects a lifestyle of positive faith from us. The real man is just fine. How I feel has nothing to do with how I am. It is well with my soul. Adopting ‘It is Well’ as the title of his message, he chose 2nd Kings 4:8-27 as his proof text. In it, he drew attention to the Shunammite woman who looked beyond her present situation and saw hope. The happenings to us on the outside are an affliction that kills our happiness and zeal to move forward, but to the people of God, these serve as a tonic to move us forward and closer to God. Your situation is redeemable through Christ. All you need do is to be proud of it for God’s sake to feel the redemption. No one is healed or blessed without faith. Be bold to say, ‘It is well’, even in the face of trouble. Daniel in 6:10 thanked God even when there was no cause for that. As a Christian, your condition does not affect your relationship with God. Don’t let your situation mislead you. If you handle your bad times with care, they will turn to good times. The opening of our eyes of faith is the silencing of our fears. Always say, ‘It is well’, with my soul. Jesus will not leave you without solving your problems, he assured the congregation as he rounded off his message.
THE ANOINTING WATER
Thereafter, Prophet T.B. Joshua showed new video footage of the healing and deliverance performance of the Anointing Water in the Ukraine, Capetown and worldwide. In Ukraine, after watching the footage and the miracles associated with The Anointing Water, people brought out handkerchiefs and bottles to collect the Anointing Water for themselves. Among the many miracles on the footage were the healing of a man of thyroid cancer and tumour, that of a man who was deaf from the age of five and two women, one with a spine problem and the other, breast cancer.
In Cape Town South Africa, equally startling revelations were displayed on the footage. After taking the Anointing Water, a woman depleted her bloated stomach by continuous vomiting of the poison that caused the swelling, becoming relieved in the ensuing healing. Another woman from Congo using a walker because of rheumatism and other ailments, rose to her feet and walked after taking the Anointing Water. A woman with copious bleeding right from October last year found healing in the Anointing Water causing the fibroid to drop.
Delivered From the Spirit Of Lust
One of those on whom the wise men laid hands last Monday was Mr Mmadubuko Nkenna Charles, a Nigerian living in South Africa. A man in the throes of congenital lust, who had enjoyed many illicit relationships with other women including his wife’s cousin causing his wife to desert him. He had sought deliverance in the hands of many pastors but all to no avail. His wife, believing only Prophet T.B. Joshua could deliver him effectually, advised him to come to The SCOAN for same. He passionately pleaded with the prophet for deliverance saying, ‘When things are hard, the only solution is you and that is why I am here.’ He fell down in deliverance as the prophet shouted, ‘Jesus’. Asked to shout Jesus himself by the prophet, he fell down again as he shouted the name. The prophet had earlier promised to assist him with a flight ticket to bring his wife from South Africa to The SCOAN for their reconciliation after his deliverance.
A young man by name Oseni Yakubu from Cameroon who had been plagued by the spirit of anger and who consequently had stabbed many people, both in his home country and in Algeria during his illegal transit to Spain, as the prophecy to him by the Wise Man revealed, was delivered by the prophet by merely shouting the mighty name, Jesus. He was accompanied to the church by his twin sister, Mary who too had suffered aggression much in his cursed hands.
Another interesting deliverance was that of the daughter of a pastor resident in Ghana but whose daughter, in focus, travelled to Aba in Nigeria where he prayed for somebody and the evil spirit from the person entered her causing abnormality in her. Subjected to deliverance by Prophet T.B. Joshua, she resorted to meaningless mumble ‘til the evil spirit was finally exorcised from her being.
World Champion Wrestlers
World Champion Wrestlers who had come for a tournament to be held in Lagos and were staying as guests at The Synagogue Church of All Nations attended the Sunday service. The American UPWF/ WWE Wrestlers included Shelton Benjamin – The Gold Standard, Barbarian and Warlord – The Powers of Pain, Mrs Seini Vailahi – UPWF CEO, Rhaka Khan, Lindsay Hayward a 6’9 wrestler, Jeff Lewis, Mike Mondo, Tatanka and Chavo Guerrerro. Ultimate Commander of Nigeria was also present who seemed to get cold feet concerning the planned fight with Benjamin Shelton and to the amazement of the congregation threw himself on the floor in front of the Prophet pleading for God to favour him concerning the fight. T.B. Joshua however said that he would prefer to steer clear as both Commander and Benjamin Shelton were ‘under his roof’.