The Sunday service started with the Prayer Line, as usual, in which people with diverse health problems were healed in Jesus’ name. Prophet T.B. Joshua then arrived in the church to speak on diverse issues of great implications. He said, in the world, there would be different events but Christians should cheer up because they have overcome the world, according to the Scriptures. He said a Christian should not be ruled by his/her situation but that he/she should be determined and stay true to their purpose, despite snow or rain.
Using the examples of David and Daniel among others, he said that in the midst of hardship, campaign of calumny, name calling and condemnation, we should soldier on if we are called by the Most High God. He said our challenges can only test us but cannot destroy us; our challenges (sickness, hardship, etc) will prepare us for extraordinary service. The challenges, he said, are the tests which should not be dodged because without tests, there can be no promotion; such challenges are opportunities to honour God before men.
He advised that it is better for a Christian to keep his/her mystery because it is a means of protecting them. He said when men know and understand you, they will destroy you but when they do not know or understand you, they will call you names. He said that a man without mystery will never be controlled by situations. He also said that anyone who forgets where he/she is coming from is finished. As Christians, our lives should serve as sources of hope to others. Tests are meant to strengthen our determination for God and to prepare us for the future, which is why no matter how far we go, we should always remember where we are coming from.
TESTIMONIES AND DELIVERANCES
MRS JOAN OKWUDE AND HUSBAND: DELIVERED FROM EVIL SPIRITS AND RECONCILED
A video was replayed in which an evil spirit in a woman, Mrs Joan Okwude, spoke during the last Sunday service. The evil spirit which called itself a ‘king’ said that the woman was its queen, and it caused hatred between the woman and her twin brother. Claiming to be a snake which bit her husband and made him poor and helpless, it pledged to be committed to destroying the man and force him to push the woman out of his house. The evil spirit said it entered her, having come from the sea. She was in church during the service with her husband and they confirmed that their problems were evil spirit and marital uncertainty. She used to see her husband as a wife (no respect, no affection) and was always angry, until she was delivered last Sunday. The husband, Mr Hilary Okwude also spoke and said that the wife used to slap him, tear his clothes and he had wondered where the power was coming from. He said he came in response to an invitation by Prophet T.B. Joshua and was shocked to discover a changed, good, woman. They were then reconciled to each other.
ROLAND FOMUN MANGOH: DELIVERED FROM AN ADDICTION TO EATING FAECES AND DRINKING URINE AND SPERM.
A 23-year old Cameroonian, Roland, felt happy whenever he ate his faeces and drank his urine and sperm. An intelligent student who once was teaching his classmates, had started the addiction when he was 8 years old; that was 15 years ago. He had gone to pastors and witch doctors to no avail, though he said there was no record of mental problems in his family. Prophet T.B. Joshua had asked the congregation to stretch their hands towards him for prayer and he was delivered. He was asked to go and taste the faeces, urine and sperm he used to enjoy consuming but immediately fell to the ground before he could even try it. Prophet T.B. Joshua did not join in the prayer offered by the congregation for Roland’s deliverance although he had given the instruction in righteousness for the prayer because according to the man of God, those who prayed were anointed by God to do so. He also asked people to specifically pray for unique anointing in their lives, as something divine cannot be ordinary. After his deliverance he took a hot shower, brushed and rinsed out his mouth and had a wholesome meal replacing his usual appetite for faeces, urine and sperm.
MRS PATIENCE UGOCHUKWU: DELIVERED FROM CEASED MENSTRUATION FOR TWO YEARS
She had experienced ceased menstruation for two years but had the privilege of getting the Anointing Water and its booklet. She prayed and administered same and on the third day, received her deliverance (the Prophet also touched her stomach in her dream after she ministered the Anointing Water). She was asked to pray for the viewers, while giving her testimony by Prophet T.B. Joshua because she had ‘’anointing on her tongue’’ as explained by the man of God.
STEPHEN DAN JUMBO: DELIVERED FROM INGUINAL HERNIA THROUGH THE ANONTING WATER.
A 65-year old retired public servant had lifted some weight only to discover that he had some swelling. The doctors confirmed that he had an inguinal hernia. The Bonny-born Nigerian had refused to be operated upon again as he already had two operations previously. He was privileged to obtain Anointing Water and had prayed with it in his hotel room for two days. On second night, he dreamt being taken to the operating theatre where a spiritual operation was conducted on him. It was light when he woke up on Saturday and he returned to the hospital for another medical check up and a medical report was written in which was stated that there was no trace of the disease. He was grateful to God and advised that in moments of pressure, tension and illness, people should look up to God for assistance.
MR AND MRS RICHARD ONYEBULUKWE: RECEIVED BREAKTHROUGH THROUGH ANOINTING STICKERS AND ANOINTING WATER.
A trader who lost much money because his customers refused to pay for the goods bought was disillusioned and confused. However, they decided to paste Anointing Stickers in their warehouses and shops and also sprayed the Anointing Water, after which the blessings started coming from every direction and doors started opening for them. With the breakthrough, he bought a good car for his wife. Both praised God for His mercies.
MONDAY SERVICE SUMMARY – 15 OCTOBER 2012
A series of testimonies of deliverance and breakthrough were shared by the congregation:
UGOCHUKWU OPARA: DELIVERED FROM AN OVERDUE PREGNANCY THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER.
She had suffered from an overdue pregnancy for and was 11 months pregnant but was convinced that if she could lay her hands on Anointing Water at The SCOAN, she would deliver her baby. A good Samaritan assisted her in getting the Anointing Water and she was able to deliver, without assistance, a baby girl. She was full of praises to God for His mercy on her and her baby.
EMMANUEL OSONDU ONUOHA: SAVED FROM ARMED ROBBERS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
He was about travelling from Lagos to Imo State, Nigeria and had applied Anointing Water on himself and also prayed. On 12th March, he had gone to a bank in Imo State, when he heard heavy shooting. It was obvious that armed robbers were raiding the bank. He had his Anointing Water in his pocket and while many people were injured, he was protected as if he were wearing a bullet proof vest. He advised that people should not just keep their Anointing Water but use it because God will always protect them when troubles come.
TIMOTHY ETIM: DELIVERED FROM A ROAD ACCIDENT THROUGH THE ANOINTING STICKER
Timothy, a Nigerian transporter, had placed the Anointing Sticker on his vehicle for protection. He was travelling through the Benin-Ore Expressway when his vehicle crashed into a trailer. While he came out safely from the damaged vehicle, none of the passengers sustained any injury because the Anointing Sticker was on the windshield of the truck he was in. He also testified that as the accident was taking place, it was as if the Anointing Sticker became a banner covering the entire windshield of the vehicle he was in. He advised people to put God first in their lives and He will be their refuge.
CAPTAIN ALICE NGUJEDE: HEALED OF OSTOEARTHRITIS AT THE PRAYER LINE
She had experienced Osteoarthritis and could not even wear her shoes. As a customs officer, she could not attend to her official engagements. She started watching Emmanuel TV and saw the wonderful miracles performed in the lives of the people, in the name of Jesus Christ. As she was being prayed for at the Prayer line by one of the wise men, she was healed. During her testimony, she was wearing shoes, something she was unable to do before the prayer. She advised people that they should stick to God. She said that God should bestow a PhD on T.B. Joshua (which stands for P=Prophecy, H= Healing and D= Deliverance). She said people should have faith in God and everything will work for good.
ANNA MKHABELA: HEALED OF LUMBAR LORDOSIS AND DISC HERNIATION AT PRAYER LINE.
Coming from South Africa, she suffered from Lumbar Lordosis and Disc Herniation for 4 years; her rib and pelvic region had almost come together causing immense pain and suffering. She had been to medical doctors and was only given pain killers. She likes watching Emmanuel TV and decided to come to The SCOAN. She received prayers at the prayer line from one of the wise men, received her healing in Jesus’ name and was able to bend her body in ways that were not possible before. She advised people to have faith in Jesus Christ and that they should carry their problems to Him because He is the Healer, Deliverer, Redeemer and Protector of their days.
CHIEF AUGUSTINE OGBEIFUN: HEALED OF DISPLACEMENT OF THE RIGHT FEMUR AT THE PRAYER LINE.
The Edo State, Nigeria-born High chief had suffered from difficulty in walking due to displacement of the right femur. He had, on October 27, 2007, fallen down in his palace. After the fall, he had difficulty in walking and moving freely and his children were the ones assisting him. He had spent three months and ten days in hospital. He saw Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV delivering people in Jesus’ name and told his daughter to take him to The SCOAN. At the prayer line, he was healed through the prayer from one of the wise men. After his healing, he now walks freely. His daughter, Elizabeth Afikpe testified to the goodness of God in her father’s life.
MARIAM AGUNKWO: DISCOVERED HER LOST SISTER AFTER MASS PRAYER.
On Sunday, she came to The SCOAN service for the first time with a few members of her family, in search of her younger sister, Chizola, who was missing for two and a half years. They brought Chizola’s photograph for prayer and held it during the mass prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua. During the mass prayer, Mariam was praying and she said suddenly she had the feeling that she should look up. When she looked up, she saw someone passing who looked identical to her lost sister and asked her husband to go and help confirm who the person was. Her husband came back after a few minutes with Chizola by his side. Mariam and her husband told the congregation that Emmanuel TV should be watched by all and that ‘’No matter the situation you are in today, trust in God; if you don’t have God you are like a dead person. You must have faith to have your problem solved’’. Chizola also told the church that she did not know what prompted her to leave her house in the first place. She also said that she had never before come to The SCOAN. She was happy to see her people and thanked God for her life.