It was a weekend to remember for all who attended The SCOAN Saturday and Sunday Live services. A fresh dew seemed to fall from Heaven which not only lifted the name of Jesus high but also the faith of thousands whose lives were positively transformed by the power and anointing of God. Prophet T.B. Joshua started on Sunday with a thought-provoking and heart lifting message titled, “Words of Faith Part 2”. Quoting 2 Corinthians 5:1-7 as his proof text, he said “Paul Apostle is talking about faith, sight. What is it? There is a conflict between faith and sight. For we walk by faith, not by sight. If you walk by faith, you do not need sight. If you walk by sight, you do not need faith. This contradicts our natural way of thinking. We do not see first, then believe. We believe first, then see. As a result of believing, we see. “The world says, ‘seeing is believing,’ but the Bible reverses the order. First, you must believe. Then, you will see.” In a concluding statement he said, “Faith is to work and to work through love. Where there is no love manifested, there is no genuine faith”.
The previous day, on Saturday, The SCOAN Prayer Line opened the live service and God confirmed His Word through the wise men who were used mightily to break the yokes of bondage in the lives of congregants and Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide. Prophet T.B. Joshua appreciated the good works of the agile wise men who, he said, allowed themselves to be used by the Holy Spirit. He confirmed that we had seen the name of Jesus Christ working in the spirit as people were set free from their sicknesses and afflictions. He therefore admonished the congregants to always be readily available and accessible for God to use.
Excited by the way their lives had been radically transformed through Jesus Christ, numerous individuals and families came to explain how God Almighty had used the medium of the Anointing Water to bless them. These are just a few:
MARY AGBOKO: PROMOTED TO A NEW POSITION THROUGH THE MEDIUM OF THE ANOINTING WATER
She was stagnant in a particular position for several years as the secretary to the Airspace Manager. When she reported her ordeal to her husband, he sent the Anointing Water to her. She prayed with it and sprayed it on her documents. No sooner was this done than she received a letter of promotion to the position of confidential secretary. She presented her letter of promotion and advised the people to always believe and trust in God.
MR AND MRS LIVINUS DEIME: RECEIVED A MIRACLE CROP OF YAMS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
The couple had farmed yams for several years without a bumper crop. This was attributed to the non-fertility of the land. They were pauperised and therefore, couldn’t take care of their family. They came to The SCOAN and were privileged to receive the Anointing Water. When they went back home, they prayed and ministered the Anointing Water on the land and then planted the yam seedlings. During the season of harvest, they were amazed when they uprooted large yams. Those who saw the yams marvelled and asked the couple how they came about the big yams. When some of the tubers were stolen and taken to the market, it was very easy to find them due to their large sizes.
They advised people, particularly farmers, to have trust in God and believe in Him. They also urged them to believe in the power of the Anointing Water and minister it with faith in Christ Jesus.
Testimonies continued the following day on Sunday as follows:
RITA: DELIVERED FROM SMOKING ADDICTION OF 35 YEARS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
She had smoked for 35 years and as a result, suffered chest pain. In order to sleep at night or even to eat, she had to smoke first. This Cameroonian woman knew that the addiction was capable of leading her to the grave earlier than expected.
In her desperation to put an end to the addiction, she met a man who offered her the Anointing Water. The man offered her the Anointing Water, with which she prayed and sprayed it in her mouth. The smoking addiction immediately stopped. She was overjoyed and suddenly felt healthy and strong. Advising those who were facing the same problem, she said that they should seek the face of God as there is nothing impossible for Him.
MR AND MRS CHARLES ALIA: DELIEVERD FROM BARRENNES OF 5 YEARS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
For five years, the couple from Gabon had experienced barrenness. During the service, they also received a prophecy from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who prophesied that they would have a baby girl. Excited, they took the Anointing Water home and began to pray and minister it in the name of Jesus. That same month, the woman conceived and later delivered a baby girl. Happy and grateful to God, Mrs Alia told the congregation that there is no problem God cannot solve and that those who truly believe in God will always testify to His goodness.
FIDELIS KODA: DELIVERED FROM POVERTY AND HOMELESSNESS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Though he had worked for 33 years as an Assistant Controller of Customs, this 60 year old Nigerian from Benue State was a victim of poverty and lack of personal accommodation for many years. He had lived in a rented apartment and was unable to live with his wife and eight children because the only accommodation he could afford was too small. His prayerful wife had encountered Prophet T.B. Joshua in one of her dreams in which the man of God asked her to bring her husband to The SCOAN. When he visited the church, he was prophesied to by Prophet T.B. Joshua and he also received the Anointing Water with which he asked God for blessing. He ministered the Anointing Water and prayed over his land, for a family house. Within a short time, God began to open doors. In 2011, he started developing his land, and within a year, he had two completed bungalows. In April, he dedicated the structure to the glory of God. Today, he lives with all members of his family happy that when he retires in two years, he and his family will have a place to live.
PRINCE & MRS OKECHUKWU NWAJARI: SAVED FROM ARMED ROBBERS AND FIRE OUTBREAK THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
In March 2011, he had visited The SCOAN and was privileged to have the Anointing Water. Later that year while travelling, he encountered armed robbers. As bullets were dangerously fired at him at a close range of a meter, he was never troubled because the Anointing Water was with him in the car and he always prays and sprays the Anointing Water on himself and car before travelling. Instead of harming him, the bullets only dented his car. His miraculous survival is indeed a source of his gratitude to God. His second testimony was centered on a fire outbreak which occurred in his house when he had travelled. Indeed, while a portion of the house got burnt along with the air conditioner, his certificates which were kept inside a box, also containing the Anointing Water and the framed photograph of Prophet T.B. Joshua were not ravaged by fire.
MR AND MRS EMEKA OKEKE: DELIVERED FROM 8 YEARS OF BARRENNESS AND EVIL ATTACKS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
The wife had suffered barrenness for eight years due to fibroids and evil attacks. She had also visited medical hospitals and herbal homes without any form of succor. She had visited The SCOAN to appeal to God for His divine intervention and she was happy to obtain the Anointing Water. After praying with the Anointing Water, she conceived the same month and today she has a child named Ifediora. She has advised people in a similar situation to have faith in God as He alone can do all things. Her husband also expressed gratitude to God, the ultimate power.
MRS NGWENYI PRUDENCIA: DELIVERED FROM SPIRITUAL ATTACKS AND EVIL SPIRIT AT THE SCOAN
Prudentia’s confession is a lesson for everyone using the internet. Prudentia is from Cameroon and she came to The SCOAN with her husband, brother and son. It all started when she opened a Facebook account and started communicating with an unknown man. He promised to send her money if she bought particular items from a certain shop, which he told her about. After purchasing the items, she asked him for his photograph and he sent her a photo of a demonic creature. That night in her dream, she saw a giant man come to her saying that she had been initiated and there was a covenant between them that she would work for him and his kingdom. She used the items which she purchased to seduce men and women into giving her money and initiating them. Upon all the money that she received from these demonic items, she still found herself in terrible debt and unable to account for the money. She came to The SCOAN and received a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua asking if she had thrown the items away. After the prophecy, she received deliverance from one of the wise men. Her husband who joined her in the congregation revealed his shock saying that he never knew that his wife was involved in all these activities. She in turn advised the congregation and viewers that they should be cautious in their interactions on the internet. Prophet T.B. Joshua added to the advice saying that we should know who our friends are. Choose your friends with care; you might become what they are.