In his third message packaged, like the first two, under the title: Words Of Encouragement,
Prophet T. B. Joshua focused on love. He cited John 4:1-3, 10 as his proof text. In His abiding love, the prophet said, Jesus accepts anyone who comes to Him in faith, even those who previously rejected Him. He did not reject the sinful Samaritan woman but rather He showed her love and acceptance by offering her living water. Jesus will never reject anyone who comes to Him to be cleansed from sin. Our Lord gives healing when we are sick. Going beyond the sermon as he explored the subject of love, the prophet offered some prayers for his listeners and Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide. Urging the congregation to repeat after him, he focused attention on many sufferers and prayed for the sick, the poor, the barren and the troubled ones. He advised the congregation and Emmanuel TV viewers not to misinterpret God’s silence in the midst of their unfavorable situation as rejection. In his words, God’s silence may be to reform them, to prepare them for the challenges ahead, to strengthen their desire or to reform them for a better position. Citing Romans 8:35, he reiterated that nothing can separate us from the love of God. Facing hatred, hunger or homelessness should not make one doubt God’s love. There is not one thing evil enough, ugly enough, deep enough to stop God from loving you. Nothing and nothing can separate us from God’s love. There is nothing anyone could possibly do to sever the connection, to dam the unstoppable, undeniable, unconditional love of God. Who is worthy of my affection, devotion, Sunday morning and faith? Who is worth dying or going to jail for? Worthy is the Lamb who was slain to receive power, strength, wisdom, honour and glory.
WOMAN DELIVERED FROM EATING SAND
Mrs Mugari Masindi from South Africa stunned the congregation when she submitted herself for deliverance as a victim of the addiction to eating sand for 15 years. She disclosed that once, when rain was falling, a voice told her to pack sand outside and eat it. In obedience to the voice, she did so and repeated it even on the second day. The habit, once formed, could not be stopped. After enjoying a very good meal, dinner or tea, she would not be satisfied until she chewed and swallowed some sand as a meal course. In addition to visiting many places and meeting pastors in an effort to nip the habit in the bud, she tried pop corn as a food supplement, but all to no avail. In helplessness, she appealed to the prophet for deliverance. Promptly reacting to the appeal, the prophet stretched his hand towards her in the mighty name of Jesus and after a moment or two she fell down. She was delivered by our Lord, Jesus Christ. Asked what happened to her when she was being delivered, Mugari told her listeners that when the prophet stretched his hand towards her, she felt dizzy and fell without seeing the cause of her dizziness. After the deliverance, she was given some sand to eat but within seconds of putting the sand into her mouth, she spat it out in disgust, confessing that the sand had lost its usual appeal to her and she seized the opportunity to thank the prophet for being used by Jesus Christ to deliver her, after years of unsuccessful efforts by her in that regard.
ANOINTING WATER BREAKS 10 YEARS OF BARRENNESS
Mrs Peace Doya and her husband thanked God for using the instrument of the Anointing Water to usher them into parenthood after ten years of agonizing barrenness. In her testimony, Peace informed her listeners that after ten years of unsuccessful searching for the fruit of the womb, she and her husband visited The SCOAN in April to seek the face of the Lord and were privileged to receive the Anointing Water. At home, they prayed as a family and ministered the Anointing Water before meeting as a couple. That same month she conceived and is awaiting with joy the delivery of her baby to usher her into the status of the long awaited motherhood. In the same spirit of great expectation, the husband affirmed his wife’s testimony and thanked God for His mercy towards them.
BARRENNESS OF FIVE YEARS REMOVED THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Mr Raniel of South Africa happily told his listeners how his marital life of barrenness for five years and disappointment was changed for good by the Lord, using the Anointing Water as the instrument. In an effort to break the barrenness, Raniel told his listeners that he visited The SCOAN and received the Anointing Water. At home, they prayed and ministered the Anointing Water before meeting as a couple. Soon after, his wife conceived. In addition to the joy of parenthood, his wife became appointed into the State Department of Health as an accountant following an interview within a week of ministering the Anointing Water. Raniel thanked the merciful Lord on behalf of his wife and himself for transferring them to a new level, using the Anointing Water as a medium.
THE BEST TECHNOLOGY
In his message titled The Best Technology, the proof text of which was 1 Samuel 17 :32-37, Wise Man Harry treated his listeners to the dialogue between King Saul and the young David as the latter prepared for a duel with Goliath. Limiting himself to physical and outward appearance, King Saul clearly underrated David and whatever experience he had compared to the mighty Goliath and his war records. Men, according to the prophet, base their judgement on outward skills and appearance by telling how they look but God tells who men are, relying on criteria which are not external. Unlike Saul, said the wise man, David knew that he was not out to fight flesh and blood and he was therefore uncomfortable with the battle outfit given to him by King Saul. David was not used to human technology but to God’s technology, having given his life to the Lord. According to the wise man, when you give your life to Jesus Christ, you will be connected to the One who created and wired you in a unique way. The wise man ended his message praying for the congregation to stay connected to Christ.
In the mass prayer, the prophet, involving both the congregation and Emmanuel TV viewers at the same time, fervently prayed for their release from every unfavorable situation they found themselves in and restoration to good health, marital joy, and economic wellbeing among others. Instructing them earlier to worship His holy name and ask Him for mercy and favour, the prophet spiritedly prayed for all those under the influence of the Emmanuel TV and the congregation, causing many of them to be delivered from various contrary spirits in addition to the release of the entire congregation to a realm beyond the reach of satan. We thank the mighty Lord for using the prophet for the salvation of many souls worldwide.