The mammoth crowd that attended the second Saturday and Sunday services of The SCOAN held on the 3rd and 4th of November 2012 reflected the dynamism of the ministry.
Prophet T.B. Joshua announced the theme of his message – A LIFE FULL OF CHOICES and profoundly attested that “One of the greatest gifts God has given to us is the freedom to make a decision”. He said, “Those of us who have fallen, made a decision and those who have not fallen, faced similar temptation but made a different decision”. He said that we all fight similar battles, just camouflaged differently. The prophet said that the love of God is not religious conduct and behaviour but comes through the intercessory work of His Son, Jesus Christ.
ELDER JOHN UZOCHUKWU: RESCUED FROM FATAL ACCIDENT THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER AND STICKER
During the Easter Festival, Elder Uzochukwu decided to travel to his home town with his immediate family, having prayed over the jeep with the Anointing Water and placed the Anointing Sticker on the window.
On his way, he had a near fatal accident which could have abruptly terminated their lives but they came out without a scar. Narrating his experience to the congregation, Elder Uzochukwu said, ‘’ Eight kilometres to Alede, a jeep overtook us and braked suddenly; that action made me crash into the car. When I reversed my car to move on, I had a head-on collision with another car coming towards me and my car entered the bush’’. He said that the man he collided with had injuries which signalled the seriousness of the accident.
He acknowledged the power of Jesus Christ through the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker and gave thanks to God for salvaging him and his family from the accident. He advised the people of the world to put their trust in God because, “God is able to deliver and save in every condition’’.
YAHAYA ABDULKHADIR: EMPLOYED AS SENIOR AUDITOR IN THE OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR-GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION
An indigene of Kogi, Nigeria, he narrated how he had a dream in August, 2011 where Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him through the ministration of the Anointing Water and later decided to come to The SCOAN. He said that he had been jobless for 17 years, having lost his job as a bank manager. When he arrived at the church, he received the Anointing Water and applied it. As he was on his way home, he received a message from Abuja where he had submitted his CV. They congratulated him and told him that he had just been employed as a Senior Auditor in the Office of The Auditor-General of the Federation. The position empowers him to enter any ministry, department and agency in Nigeria to audit. He showed his appointment letter to the congregation and said that he was given a new official car on resumption of duty. He declared that such divine gesture has increased his faith in Christ. He advised people all over the world to hold on to their faith as it is what transforms our lives.
AGBONKO EGBE: SECURED A JOB IN AN OIL COMPANY AFTER THE MINISTRATION OF THE ANOINTING WATER
He was jobless for six years after graduation. He tuned to Emmanuel TV and saw the Prophet preaching and was carried away by the inspired messages. He decided to visit The SCOAN and received the Anointing Water. He said that he had a dream where Prophet T.B. Joshua told him that he knew that he had no job but promised to assist him. A few days after the dream, he was offered a job in an oil and gas company. He said that there is high prospect in the job as the salary he receives is six times more than what he received when he was doing a part time job.
He advised the people to have faith in God, trust Him, and sin no more.
CLARA: DELIVERED FROM THE SPIRIT OF PROSTITUTION
The 23 year old prostitute had been tormented by an evil spirit since she was in primary school. She said, ‘’In the demonic kingdom, I am always assigned to destroy men. In order to perfect my assignment, I was given seductive eyes”. She said that the evil spirit prevented her from getting married and gave her skin disease. She further explained that she came across Emmanuel TV in the hotel she was prostituting in and decided to come to The SCOAN for deliverance. After her deliverance, she said that she no longer has dreams and her urge to prostitute has completely stopped.
She advised men to always control themselves and desist from embarking in promiscuity. She said that everybody should seek the Kingdom of God and everything shall be added unto them.
PASTOR UCHECHUKWU LUKEMAN AND WIFE: DELIVERED FROM EVIL FORCES AND AN ANCESTRAL SPIRIT
During his deliverance, the evil spirit within Pastor Lukeman confessed that it had been in his family for 430 years, that it had been an agent of sadness and that it frustrated his marriage.
After his deliverance, he introduced himself as a deliverance pastor, though he had grandparents who worshipped idols. He was the first in his family who became a Christian in the past 430 years but his ministry suffered. He came across people who were delivered and healed at The SCOAN through the power of God and was inspired to attend, though he used to be a critic of the church. He was motivated by Prophet T.B. Joshua’s impressive teachings and thanked God for showing him the light.
In the following service, his wife was equally delivered. Mrs Franca Nnekwu manifested and the evil spirit spoke through her that it had destroyed her marriage. After being delivered, she also expressed gratitude to God.
MRS HENRIETTA UDEH: DELIVERED FROM SPIRITUAL HUSBAND AT THE PRAYER LINE
Standing in the prayer line last week, an evil spirit within her said it had caused her not to have affection for her husband. It also said that each time she prayed and applied the Anointing Water, it felt fire burning it.
After her deliverance, she told the congregation that she used to see snakes, masquerades and dead people in her dreams, as well as swim inside a river. She was also often fed with food in her dreams, had sex in her dreams, was always full of anger for her husband. She explained that after her deliverance, she had a dream where the spiritual husband appeared to her one more time. Suddenly Prophet T.B Joshua also appeared to her in her dream and upon seeing the prophet, the evil spirit ran away. Both husband and wife said that they now enjoy their marriage. They advised that people in similar situations should run to God. Prophet T.B Joshua then prophesied that he saw a beautiful baby girl coming into the family soon.
MALAWIAN KING, HRM WILLIARD MSWATI GOMANI THE 5TH: RECOVERED HIS MISSING CROWN THROUGH PROPHECY AND PRAYERS
A video was replayed showing Prophet T.B Joshua prophesying to the Malawian first class king to the effect that something precious, his crown had been lost but that he would soon find it. HRM Williard Mswati Gomani the 5th came back to the church together with a few of the Malawian cabinet members to express gratitude to God for recovering his missing crown. The crown went missing after his coronation ceremony. Present with the king, were the Queen mother (Mai Rosemary Gomani Malinki), Head of the king’s council (Moses Chouluka), Mr Pilira M. Phiri (brother-in-law to the king) and Mr Sam Mpasu (former speaker of the Malawian National Assembly).
The missing crown created fear because the crown symbolised king’s life, supremacy and relevance. Without the crown, he was not considered a true king. The king’s council decided to visit The SCOAN where to their surprise, Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied that the missing crown would be found upon their return to Malawi. After the prophecy, they told the man of God that the crown had been missing for three months. The royal family returned to the palace and to their great surprise, found the crown lying in the lounge, where people passed daily! The king and his people thanked God for all He had done through the prophet.
Concluding the service, Prophet T.B. Joshua said that when discouragement comes, don’t stop; dig deep and fight it through. When fear hits, speed up the attack. For everything, there is a purpose as a Christian. There is no condemnation for anyone who believes in Jesus.