SUNDAY SERVICE 31 JULY 2011
In the midst of the melodies from the choir, which set out to enhance the spiritual tune of the auditorium, Wise Man Daniel emerged to deliver his message. The wise man assured the congregation that God is always with them. In his words, our heavenly Father is concerned about us. He wants us to be physically healed and spiritually saved. We are here for a relationship forever with Him. Hard times cannot affect the relationship. It is in the mind of God to answer prayers. We may not understand Him because of our limitations. He tells us to be patient because there is time for everything. In a situation that seems to project failure, you should be careful to find out God’s opinion so that you will not end up rejecting His purpose for your life. The wise man entitled his message Let His Will Be Done. He cited Daniel 6:7, 9 – 11 as his proof text. Great men simply have great habits, the wise man remarked after reading the proof text. Commenting further, the wise man said Daniel never allowed the situation on ground to dictate his prayer. What a man of faith he was! He knew the danger involved in praying to his God yet he never allowed it to change his habit of praying daily to his God. Daniel had no reason to doubt God’s ability to deliver. He saw premature death as an early escape from this wicked world. He believed that physical death enhances spiritual transition towards God. Death, to a good man, is a release from this world to the enjoyment in Heaven. The best man in this world holds his position, honour and integrity no longer than God keeps him in it. By His grace, we are what we are.
LET LOVE LEAD
Prophet T. B. Joshua referred the congregation to the words on The SCOAN Anointing Sticker : ‘Let Love Lead’ as he dwelt on the theme of love in his message. Drawing his listeners’ attention to 1 John 4, he advised them not to believe every spirit but to test the spirit whether it is of God. Citing verse 16 as a good summary of the chapter, he added that God is love and he, who abides in love, abides in God for God is love. Citing 1 Corinthians chapter 13, the prophet averred that only three things will last on this earth; namely, faith, hope and love. The greatest, he said, is love. In his words, love looks around to see who is in need. We begin to succeed with our lives, he added, when the hurts and problems of others matter to us. The wound of one is the wound of all. Love frees us in the present. It is the present situation that presents problems. It is only through love that we are able to respond to God and to others in the present. First, you must forgive yourself and your neighbour. This is why Paul, the apostle made it clear that faith works by love in Galatians 5:6. What a danger, the prophet continued, is a religion of words, if there is no corresponding action! You have nothing but a mental assent without action. How does the love of God work in a man who only thinks and works with empty words, idle words? If you give everything you own to the poor but you do not love, no matter what you say, believe or do, you are bankrupt without love. Let love lead, the prophet re-echoed. Concluding, the prophet enjoined the congregation to pray that God will give them the grace to act on the message and do what the message says.
DELIVERED FROM FEEDING ON SAND
Sylvia and Veila, delivered from addictions to foam mattresses and uncooked rice were in attendance in the service and testified that the spirits of addiction had not disturbed them in any way since their deliverance the previous Sunday. The prophet revealed that after witnessing their deliverances, many viewers with similar addictions had sent emails in throughout the week and many were present in the church that morning. One of those with a similar attack, according to his mother who brought him for deliverance, was Al Ammen, a son of a professor in Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. As the mother put it, Al Ammen, now six years old, had been eating sand and foam mattress and all beating to stop him failed. He was also stubborn and rude, shouting at his parents without restraint in his wish to be in total control. Confirming his mother’s revelation, Al Ammen added that a strange voice of a man urged him to eat sand and foam mattress and he enjoyed eating them as food. He admitted shouting at his parents because, according to him, they disturbed him. Al Ammen was delivered by mere verbal interaction with the prophet who pronounced him free, in Jesus’ name. ‘Thank You, Jesus! I am free!’ Al Ammen reacted at his deliverance, telling the congregation that he used to eat sand and foam mattress but he would no more eat them. He also voiced a wish to become a pastor.
The Anointing Water coupled with the miracles that go with it was also visited on the screen. This took Emmanuel TV viewers to many countries and places such as Cincinnati in Ohio, USA; The SCOAN branch in London, UK; Athens in Greece; Cape Town, South Africa and Accra, Ghana. In each and all of these locations, the power of God, the Almighty was clearly in evidence. Many people who had been held in bondage by contrary spirits were seen reacting to the ministration of the Anointing Water by shaking visibly and uncontrollably while others among them were vomiting or emitting all sorts of sound in deliverance. Among them were Shannon from Ohio, USA, Shannon who was healed of stomach problems and Patricia Ishemon from Texas who was set free from a witch doctor’s curse. She had nursed plans to visit The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria but when she heard the Anointing Water was nearby, believed that distance was not a barrier and received the touch she desired. Considering the distances the many bottles of the Anointing Water had travelled overseas from their source in The SCOAN, Lagos nevertheless their effectiveness was left unaffected, as the man of God aptly remarked, ‘What is of God is above all’.
ANOINTING WATER BRINGS FORTH A BABY
Mr Fidelis Chukwuka of Delta, Nigeria and his wife, Theresa with her baby mounted the platform for their testimony. The head of the family narrated that in June last year, he visited The SCOAN for the Anointing Water for his family that was barren for fifteen years. Their problems, as he revealed, were low sperm count on his part and irregular menstruation on the part of his wife; problems which 15 years of patronage of witch doctors and modern medicine could no solve. A month after receiving and administering the Anointing Water, according to Fidelis, his wife conceived. He happily told his listeners that they had come to thank God for their new baby whom they had named, Victory – for God Almighty had given them victory through the Anointing Water!
Mrs Helen Idahosa accompanied by her husband, Kenneth also mounted the platform for her testimony. Told that the only option she had in delivering her baby was through operation, Helen came to The SCOAN in fear, to seek the face of the Lord. Having been prayed for by Wise Man Racine and prophesied to of the safe delivery of a baby boy, Helen travelled back home relieved. When it was time for her to deliver, the same doctor who had prescribed operation assisted her in a natural delivery, made possible only through the prophetic word spoken by Wise Man Racine. As well as confirming his wife’s testimony, Kenneth thanked God for His blessing in his family.
DELIVERED FROM HEALTH EFFECTS OF SPIRITUAL WIFE
Mr Pius from Cameroon but resident in the Republic Benin as a lecturer later ascended the platform. He narrated that something had fallen from him as one of the wise men prayed for him in the prayer line. His problem, according to him, was that a spiritual wife appeared to him in the dream and destroyed his life. She would appear in different forms and while making love with him, Pius discovered that his manhood would appear very large. When he woke up from the dreams, he would discover that physically it would become smaller until it eventually became unusually small. He would also find himself in bruises and stripes as if he had been beaten, making him weak and feel robbed of affection for his earthly wife. Before the nightmares began, he continued, he used to weigh about 106 kilogrammes but currently weighed a mere 85 kilogrammes. His urine was coming out in many colours and sometimes it would appear as if he was menstruating. The problem began after he had a verbal argument with another man over a woman. He had sought the assistance of his wife and her father for his cure but to no avail. After a short interview, the man of God stretched his hand towards him in prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit and declared him free, in Jesus’ name.
Captain Godwin Amrorighoye and his wife, Mercy whom the man of God had revealed in a prophecy as having a cat-and-rat marital relationship and who had engaged in a fight before coming for the service of the previous Sunday, mounted the platform to narrate their story to the congregation. The woman accused her husband of wasting his money on women after he received a promotion and transfer to Bayelsa State, following prayer with the Anointing Water from The SCOAN. Even though by the promotion he became entitled to free accommodation, free feeding and a government car in his job, Godwin, his wife revealed, was going into debt. The wife wondered why he should owe anything with all the fringe benefits his recent promotion has brought to him. While they were together in Delta, he never owed a debt even with his smaller salary. All this fuelled the wife’s suspicion that he was involved in an extra-marital affair. That was the reason for the soured relationship between them, the woman submitted. In spite of his denial, Captain Godwin Amrorighoye unfortunately received a phone call from a woman in the presence of his wife. He answered the phone call hurriedly and harshly because of his wife who was watching with concern. Later, the wife had access to the phone number and replied the woman.
The prophet recapitulated many points and quotes from the message of the day’s service to advise the couple, the church and especially Captain Godwin Amrorighoye to appreciate the need for mutual respect for each other in a marriage, so that no partner in the marital union would feel belittled. He thereafter delivered Captain Godwin Amrorighoye from the contrary spirits that threatened the peace of their marriage.
Without doubt, the entire congregation of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations worldwide and viewers of Emmanuel TV cannot thank the Almighty God enough for this opportunity to visit the days of Christ on earth in this Church. May the Lord’s name be praised forever!