Speaking first about a report he had read in a national newspaper concerning an impending calamity said to be approaching Nigeria, Prophet T.B. Joshua spoke prophetically about the current situation the country is in. He acknowledged that the nation was currently facing perilous times but that a bright future lay ahead for those who persevered in faith. “Will you and I overcome this perilous time? Beyond this perilous time, there is a great future for this nation, for Africa” he soberly told the congregation.
He also said the problems faced by Christendom today lay simply in their disobedience to God’s commands, comparing it to the instance of the seven sons of Sceva who tried to exercise authority in Christ without genuinely submitting to His will. “We disobey God’s instruction,” he said to the congregation. “What have we to teach, preach and exercise His authority? This is what satan is asking us.”
A clip was then played back of a series of prophetic messages stemming from as far back as July 2010 he had given, warning Nigerians of ominous signs ahead and calling on the nation to pray against bloodshed. Prophet T.B. Joshua went on to stress that the problems faced by the country were not religious or ethnic in nature, but rather a battle against evil spirits waging war on the souls of men. “We are not fighting flesh and blood. Our battle is not against our brother, neighbour, husband, wife, partner but against spirit beings that cause crisis and tension in our lives,” he counselled the congregation and viewers worldwide on Emmanuel TV.
PROBLEMS WITH A PRINCESS!
A clip was played of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prophecy to a couple during last week’s Monday service in which he told the duo they were fighting like a ‘cat and rat’ in their home.
Mr Okeke, who said he was an evangelist as well as a business man, shared a rather different view. He said that from the onset of their marriage, the couple were not compatible and arguments ensued almost constantly at home. He said his wife was very lazy and did not take up any of the domestic activities at home, even cooking. He complained that even when she did cook, the food would not be prepared properly, leading to yet more contention and tension in the house. Mr Okeke pointed out that for the entirety of their married lives, his wife had not one day approached him lovingly and at times they would stay apart as husband and wife for up to three months, oftentimes sleeping in separate rooms. He further complained at her lack of zeal for spiritual things, to the extent that if she even attempted to read her Bible or pray, she would end up sleeping off or mumbling incoherently. Because of her character and lazy attitude, Mr Okeke said he took up many of the maternal duties at home, including going to the market and cleaning the house.
However, in the midst of all this trouble, Mr Okeke said he still loved his wife. Prophet T.B. Joshua affirmed that it was a marriage from Heaven and the major problems came from his wife’s upbringing and royal background. He stressed that both would go for prayer for deliverance and counselled the congregation about the importance of involving God in marital decisions, especially on the need for young couples who desired marriage to come to a living church for deliverance beforehand.
CLOSED DOORS OF MENOPAUSE
During the service, a number of marital issues were addressed. Yet another clip was played, this time of an elderly woman receiving a prophecy during the service last Sunday. Prophet T.B. Joshua simply asked her of the problem between her and her man, stressing that she should not leave her house in consideration of their children.
HEART OPERATION CANCELLED!
After a series of reconciliations, it was the time of Anointing Water testimonies. Mr Joseph Mahachi from South Africa came forward boldly holding two medical reports. He explained that he had been afflicted with an enlarged heart that had severely weakened his system to the point where he had difficulty in breathing and could not walk any long distance.
AWOKEN FROM A DIABETIC COMA
In another faith-building testimony about the Anointing Water, Chief Frank Nwankwo came forward with his sister, Mrs Rose Nwankwo and her son. He explained that his sister had been a diabetic patient for the past 10 years, a sickness that had seriously affected her life and profession as a teacher. She had to regularly go to the hospital to take insulin and continued to grow weaker due to the debilitating nature of the disease.
Truly, Mrs Rose had a miraculous recovery and was discharged from hospital. Continuing the testimony, Mrs Nwankwo explained that strength was completely restored to her body and she was able to return to school and discharge her duties as a teacher effectively. Several weeks later, brimming with confidence at the radical transformation in her health, she returned to the hospital to do a medical examination of her blood sugar levels. To the glory of God, her results confirmed that her blood sugar was like that of a normal person and there was not even a trace of diabetes in her system. Thank You, Jesus! Prophet T.B. Joshua lauded Chief Franks’ bold faith and spoke about the importance of knowing the value of the Anointing Water as an instrument of God.
ENDORSED TO EXCEL
Mr Mike Kofi Attiu from Ghana gave another testimony about the miraculous breakthrough in his life and career as a chartered accountant after his visit to The SCOAN.
The first service was concluded with a huge number of individual prophetic messages given by Prophet T.B. Joshua as he moved throughout the entire auditorium, starting from the gallery. As usual, the Wise Men ministered deliverance during the second service as each and every single person present received prayer from the Wise Men and a touch from Heaven. Glory be to God!