The large congregation on Sunday 21st October, 2012 was not unexpected as it has become the rule rather than exception. However, what one can easily point out to as the motivating forces are the miracles of healing, deliverances and blessings in Jesus’ name. In fact, God’s power working through His Word and Spirit are persistent.
The service started with the Prayer Line where the five wise men healed and delivered people with all manners of sicknesses and afflictions, in Jesus’ name. Prophet T.B. Joshua entered the church as the choir continued to render spirit-filled songs. He said that when Jesus Christ becomes the Lord of your life, the Saviour of your days, the Redeemer of your days, the Saviour of your days, the Deliverer of your days, and the Healer of your days, you will think differently, dream differently and have the opportunity of having the Creator to assist you in all you do.
MR OBINECHE KANU: OBTAINED VISA TO THE NETHERLANDS THROUGH PROPHECY
The power of prophecy was revealed in the life of Mr. Obineche Kanu, a Nigerian business man who had contended with the difficulty to obtain a visa to the Netherlands for five years. During the Monday Live Service, two weeks previously, he revealed a prophecy from Prophet T.B Joshua that he had an appointment at an embassy on Tuesday but should not go on that day. He also stated that the Prophet directed him to contact his exporters to send him another letter of invitation. Mr Kanu confirmed the accuracy of the prophecy and narrated his ordeal. He said that despite the fact that he had passed through a biometric test, interviewed and submitted his documents which included a letter of invitation from his exporters, he was not issued a visa. He explained that the letter of invitation sent to him for the embassy was written in the Dutch language rather than in French or English and therefore, rejected. He said that when he met the Prophet, he prayed for him and counselled him, gave him Anointing Water and N20,000. He was directed to go to the embassy on the Tuesday and receive his breakthrough as the way had been cleared.
On the particular Tuesday the Prophet mentioned, Mr Kanu said he ministered the Anointing Water and sprayed it on another letter of invitation sent to him by his exporters and left for the embassy. On arrival at the embassy, he was well received despite the fact that the letter of invitation was also written in the Dutch language, contrary to the directive that it should be written in either the English or French language. Since God was involved and the way had been cleared, he was given his passport with a multiple visa.
GROUP CAPTAIN AMADE BARATUIPE: RECEIVED SPONSORSHIP THROUGH ANOINTING WATER
Group Captain Amade Baratuipe applied for financial support to attend a flying training course in the United States of America but couldn’t succeed. He said he came to The SCOAN two weeks to his departure, and met Prophet T.B. Joshua who prayed for him and gave him Anointing Water. He said that a week to the time he was expected to leave, he printed another copy of his application for sponsorship, sprayed it with Anointing Water and on himself and went to Yenegoa on the invitation of a top government official who had briefed the governor on the letter of sponsorship.
God expressed Himself mightily through the medium of the Anointing Water. When Captain Baratuipe got to the Government House, the governor demanded for the letter and on the third day, it was approved! Before his final departure for the course, he confirmed that the money was released and given to him.
PASTOR DAVID: DELIVERED FROM THE SPIRIT OF STAGNATION AND FAILURE
Pastor David came to testify the goodness of God in his life after he received deliverance the previous week. He testified that before he engaged himself in theological school for training as a pastor, he had run away from home because he had hit his father with a sledge hammer, leading to his death after a few months. Before the father’s death, he placed a curse on him. After receiving his qualification as a pastor, Pastor David had established a ministry in Lagos which attracted a lot of people. Initially, everything went very well but it did not take long before calamity struck. One fateful day, the church land became soaked with water and church members left in droves. He lost money; he could not boast of anything and life became terrible. After his deliverance, he was restored back to the original position in which God had created him.
LUKY IYARE: BECAME CHAMPION MOTORCYCLIST THROUGH ANOINTING WATER
The young Edo State born motorcyclist had always failed during competitions, falling and coming last in the profession he has chosen for himself.
A friend of his had suggested that if he could get hold of the Anointing Water, he would triumph in any competition. After acquiring this he had applied it on his body. This helped him to emerge first in a recently organised motorcycle competition in Edo State. This was out of the originally recognised 400 participants. Happy and fulfilled, he thanked God and advised people to depend on God alone for success.
ISAAC AVOE: HEALED OF ENLARGED HEART THROUGH ANOINTING WATER
The Delta State-born Nigerian had experienced an enlarged heart for 10 years which had made life difficult for him. He could not walk freely or do any job of his interest. He could not breathe well. He had come to The SCOAN to show his medical reports (before and after his healing). It was only after applying the Anointing Water (given to him by a friend) that an unusual strength came into him, after which he went for the second test when he was told that his heart had returned to normal. Today, he is safe and saved. He advised people to think always of Jesus Christ and depend on Him in every situation.
CHARITY CLEMENT ABOH: DELIVERED FROM THE HAND OF IMPOSTORS AND SAVED FROM CEASED MENSTRUATION THROUGH ANOINTING WATER AND STICKERS
She is a widow, having lost her husband two years ago. Some people had wanted to seize the house built by her husband under the pretext that they had paid for it before her husband died. She visited The SCOAN where she got the Anointing Water to fight the course because she is too poor to fight legal battles against the impostors. She had sprayed the Anointing Water on all corners of the building and stuck the Anointing Stickers in the rooms. For the past two years, the impostors have not returned to disturb her peace. Equally, as she applied the Anointing Water on herself, the ceased menses she was suffering, ended. She advised people to always depend on God and not human beings in solving their problems.
ROLAND FOMUM MANGOH: DELIVERED FROM EATING FAECES AND DRINKING URINE AND SPERM
His story kicked off last week in the church: a young Cameroonian student committed to eating his faeces and drinking his urine and sperm for 15
years. Intelligent though, he lost his valve: he became a menace to himself. He is 23 years old and had gone to different places (churches and native doctors) for solution, without success. At The SCOAN last week, he was delivered and when called upon to taste the odious items again, he could not and he vomited and fell down.
He mentioned to the church on Monday with his elder brother Peter who said he had been closely watching Roland, and was pleased that in the last one week, he had not eaten the forbidden items. He is free today and relaxed. He used to be shy and lonely, but he now has friends. He advised people to have absolute faith in God and whatever they wanted would be theirs.
MRS NWOBU JULIANA: HEALED OF LUMBAR LISTHESIS AT PRAYER LINE
She had experienced lumbar listhesis, leading to difficulty in walking (and was using lumbar corset). She had visited many hospitals without good results; she could not sleep, or do domestic work. She had been prayed for at the prayer line and she received her healing through the power of Jesus Christ. The 48 year old woman from Anambra State, Nigeria, advised that people should absolutely depend on God who is the Healer.
C.K. MANN: HEALED OF LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS AT THE PRAYER LINE
An acknowledged king of highlife music in Ghana, he suffered from lumbar spondylosis which would not allow him to
walk or move freely. He had depended on his son and daughter-in-law for doing most of his programmes, being confined to the wheelchair, and had held onto a neck collar and lumbar corset. At the prayer line, he received his healing. Happy, he sang to the appreciation of the congregation. His son, C.K. Mann Jnr, said his father is an asset and will remain an asset to the nation, Ghana. He advised that people should be committed to God because He is the only assurance of security and health.
IKE JOSEPH: DELIVERED FROM SPIRIT OF ARMED ROBBERY
Prophet T.B. Joshua had prophesied that he had jumped through the window at a difficult period. Ike Joseph confirmed that due to suffering and financial hopelessness, he had contacted his friend, Chukwuma who introduced him into armed robbery. It was during one of their robbery operations that Ike escaped narrowly. He received his deliverance and he is happy and fulfilled. He said that the Prophet should assist him with money and prayer. He was lucky to be one of those who was given N200,000 and three bags of rice. He had thanked God and advised that if one has a problem,” don’t run from God, run to Him”.
POLITICAL THUGS: DELIVERED FROM EVIL SPIRIT AND SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY
Some young Nigerians who were called Political Thugs (specialists in evil assignment of fighting meaningless and murderous political battles) appeared in the church, due to invitation by Prophet T.B. Joshua (upon their request to be assisted by the church). The spokesman for the group said they had attacked people and groups with charms, leading to several deaths. They said “they ran errands for things that they didn’t understand” and that their dreadful activities led to nightmares, pains and innate peacelessness. Some of them had scars of gun shots; they were used to drinking, smoking, charm making and killing. At The SCOAN, they were delivered at the prayer line after which they said they slept well unlike before. Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Partners gave them N400,000 and three bags of rice each (totally N6 million). The support was to inspire them to turn a new leaf and return to their original jobs as some of them are fashion designers, electricians and vehicle mechanics. They praised God and thanked the Prophet for his attention to them and the gifts.
Each service ending with mass prayer, here are a few of the prayer points from The SCOAN Sunday and Monday Services:
1. Lift me up, Oh Lord, from the bed of poverty, loneliness, hardship, sickness, affliction and bondage.
2. I trust Your will for my life, Oh Lord.
3. I know You love me Lord. Come in Your Love and restore my business, finances, business, marriage, health, career, destiny, future, today.
4. O, Lord, thank You for viewing me through Your Son, Jesus Christ. Without Your son who is our mediator, we cannot view You, Lord.
5. We ask You, Lord Jesus Christ to become the Lord of our lives, the Lord of our days, the Redeemer of our days, the Saviour of our days, the Deliverer of our days and the Healer of our days.