Last Sunday service was another awe-inspiring experience for those that congregated at The SCOAN and viewers of Emmanuel TV worldwide. The service started with the prayer line where, again, God used His Ministers – the Wise men – to free people from various evil afflictions that tormented their lives. They were declared healed from sicknesses and delivered from demons, in Jesus’ name. Again, the Holy Spirit moved among the congregants as Prophet T.B. Joshua delivered a remarkable unequivocal prophetical message. It was also amazing to see a family that had been torn apart for 34 years, finally come together in a reconciliatory effort by the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, who has always emphasized on rebuilding broken homes. The couple, Mr and Mrs Emmanuel Nwoye Okonkwo had separated under very hostile circumstances that had also strained relationships among his seven children. Read about this and many more testimonies of lives changed through the power of Jesus Christ. Speaking on the subject of testimony, Prophet T.B. Joshua said “The first reason why God allows miracles is to motivate us to faith. A miracle is to teach you how to fish. Let others turn to God through your testimony.”
PROPHETIC REVELATION RECONCILES FAMILY AFTER 34 YEARSThe ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua will leave no stone unturned towards mending broken homes to the glory of God. Many families have stepped into The SCOAN divided and gone home smiling and holding hands for a new chapter under the light of the Holy Spirit.
The family of Mr and Mrs Emmanuel Nwoye Okonkwo was the centre of attention on Sunday as they appeared before the court of God to seek His face. For 34 years, Mr Okonkwo had separated from his wife and lived a lonely life in England with nothing to show for it. No one, including his children, ever imagined such a reunion was possible. But God had His way for a miracle and the whole home, met for the first time since the separation in The SCOAN.
Mr Okonkwo had, during the previous Sunday received prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua about his four marriages that had never transpired into anything solid. Every woman he married would eventually run away. This recurrent dejection made him feel as if he was the ugliest man in the world. He admitted that he never truly loved his first wife as she was imposed on him through a hush-hush arrangement by his mother. He had consented to marrying her just to make his mother happy.
Given the chance to address the church, he told a story of a marriage that had gone wrong and one that could only be salvaged by the grace of God alone. Mr Okonkwo said the marriage was doing well until he started making money in his transport business. Then trouble started. As money came, his wife began to go to the hairdressing salon, a luxury in those days. Before he knew it, she started demanding for blank cheques so she could withdraw any amount she wanted. From that time, peace departed from the once peaceful home.
He said his wife would bar him from leaving the house to go to work unless and until he met her demands. Misunderstandings became commonplace and after one particular fight which resulted in the car windscreen being smashed, they decided enough was enough and they separated. Immediately thereafter, any business he started would not succeed and he had to consult every known spiritualist to find out what was wrong. All of them pointed accusing fingers at his ex-wife as the cause of his career failures.
Each family member went their separate ways. Some of his children were not talking to him and took sides with their mother but his second son took a neutral stance.
It was in the midst of his problems that he discovered The SCOAN Branch in London and began to fellowship there. From there, he saw the work of God through Prophet T.B. Joshua and the wise men at The SCOAN Headquarters in Lagos. He decided to return to Nigeria and to visit The SCOAN. Although his son was not keen about The SCOAN idea, he still helped him to buy an air ticket and fly to Lagos.
Right on his first visit, the man of God hit the nail on the head by prophesying to him concerning his marital problem and his health, the prostate problem he had been battling with. He was amazed at the exactness of the prophecy. When Mr Okonkwo returned home that day and shared his deliverance experience, his son decided to join him and come to the church to meet with Prophet T.B. Joshua in this rare opportunity.
The son invited other family members, including his mother, brothers and sisters who were not seeing eye-to-eye with their father. Everything worked out like a jigsaw puzzle. A family that could not speak with one voice was suddenly coming together.
For the first time, Mr Okonkwo saw his estranged wife. She walked up to him and greeted him. This was the woman many ‘men of God’ and ‘prophets’ had told him was a witch. His grandchild took the cue and greeted him, another climbed into his arms and slept soundly. He wept with joy he had not felt in a long time.
“I was told my wife was a witch. Look at my grand children, I never knew them,” he lamented.
Ifeanyi Kenneth Okonkwo the second son, who bought the air tickets, could not believe his family was finally together. He himself had never been a churchgoer. According to him, he only believed in the law of nature – do evil and evil will come to you; do good and good will come to you. But this reunion amazed him and for the first time he acknowledged the power of God.
“This whole thing amazes me. My father had always refused to come to Nigeria and yet, this time he called me and sounded very enthusiastic of wanting to come and his destination was this church, to meet Prophet T.B. Joshua. When my father came back rejoicing and told me about this place, I called the whole family. I was so surprised when my mother readily agreed to come because she had always refused to come to Lagos,” explained Mr Okonkwo’s son blaming himself for not believing in any man of God.
The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, revealing the mind of God said that the woman was not a witch; rather she was afflicted and had a stubborn spirit. The family is now reunited and reconciled after 34 years of separation.
DEMONIC KING OF TECHNOLOGY BOWS TO THE KING OF KINGS
Technology has become such an important aspect of life that it is almost impossible to identify anybody that is not using it in one form or the other. However, such devices have become tools in the hands of satan, leading to man’s destruction.
Mr Benedict, a 27-year-old Cameroonian, who was possessed with an evil spirit which used him to destroy many people particularly the youth and women, told the congregation that as important as it is, technology can do more harm than good if not carefully and responsibly used.
Narrating to a stunned congregation, Mr Benedict traced his story line to the time he had joined the Catholic Seminary in his country when he was 12 years old. One day, while in the school’s library, one book caught his attention. It was a book on Ancient Egyptian Mysticism. He curiously grabbed it and started to study. He found it intriguing. Deeper into the book, he discovered it was all about how one can leave his body at home and wander about to distant places [in spirit].
He followed the instructions and, to his amazement, he was able to leave his body behind and visit places. During his astral-sojourns he would find himself in a strange world where everything seemed perfect; people driving strange cars, using advanced gadgets such as computers and cell phones and other gadgets. Such, he said, was the advancement in the outer space that the technology he saw, would take years before it was introduced in this world.
He realized that there were demons who were teaching him and acting through him. He discovered a lot about technology and computers without any formal education on the subjects. He would be invited to business conferences as guest speaker where he would mesmerize entrepreneurs with his inspirational presentations and yet, he had never done any formal studies in Business.
“I just happened to know everything. A voice would be telling me what to do and how to go about it. If I handled radio programmes, senior journalists would ask which university I had graduated from,” Mr Benedict said.
When travelling in the astral, he would see things that people could not ordinarily see. He was able to see the demonic powers of witches and wizards at work such as causing accidents.
One time in his journey, he witnessed demons set up a road block that could cause vehicular accident. He rushed to prevent the accident by attempting to remove the log they had used to block the highway but the demons attacked him by shoving his body violently out of the way. Unknown to him he had been possessed by the evil spirits which came to attack him.
Later, he realized that anyone who plotted anything against him would have their own lives destroyed. If anyone wanted to hurt him, they would themselves be hurt. Anything he said would happen, no matter how big the pronouncement was. He was thrown out of seminary when the authorities began to notice his unusual prowess and traced it to the book he had read.
He became a wizard in terms of computer literacy. There was no media he could not use and was even teaching fraudsters how to use the social media like Facebook to defraud people. He had over 3000 friends on facebook, the majority of whom were female among whom he developed intimate and immoral relationships with more than one and a third of them.
He had the power to talk them into love-making on the phone – something he called ‘phone-sex’. Any time he had sexual intercourse with his phone lovers, his business would prosper while his victims would record a downward trend in their business, marital or career lives. Many of his lady friends who became his victims broke up with their fiancés and marriages were broken as they would confess of being incapable of loving anyone else but him.
His victims and contacts were from all over the world but he met only a few of them in real life. He also had a profound music career. Anytime he involved himself in music to entice and initiate unsuspecting youth, he would have heavy turnover but if he tried to organize a concert for Gospel songs, the event would flop. He began to move around different nightclubs and strip clubs playing and performing worldly music.
One of the spirits operating in him was the demonic king of technology and knowledge which he named ‘Teigom’, which would supply him information, oftentimes teaching him in dreams about technology and other subjects.
He admitted that his wife, who was an ardent follower of Emmanuel TV, had no idea of what was happening between him and the many women whose lives he was destroying on a daily basis.
As soon as he stopped his activities on the internet, his business crumbled so swiftly. All the big people he worked with abandoned him. All his affluence froze into oblivion and instead, huge debts took over and creditors would disgrace him, sometimes in public places.
He and his wife decided to come to The SCOAN for deliverance and to allow God to bring breakthrough back into his career.
“I am telling you all this to shame the devil and to proclaim the supremacy of God,” he said.
Commenting on his deliverance that took place on the previous Sunday, Mr Benedict said that as he was being prayed for, he felt like he was walking on cold water and as if there were pins of ice on the floor where he was standing. Every time he tried to look at Wise man Daniel, he would see great energy of light that was more powerful and overwhelming than when the evil spirits used to overtake him to operate and destroy.
He surrendered and was delivered from the demonic forces. Since then, the chronic spirit of lust for women was gone.
He was not, however, without advice. He said, using fraud and technology for evil purposes does not pay what it promises. He advised the youth to abstain from Facebook as it should be only for business people who need to communicate with clients. It does more harm to youth than good, he said.
“Even the research done on the internet, most of it contains demonic pictures and images which are only going to bring further initiation and problems for you. If you spend 30 minutes researching, 10 minutes are going to be spent on something other than the intended purpose. Youth, watch out! The bed you make today is the bed you will lay on tomorrow,” said Mr. Benedict.
PROPHETICALLY PROMOTED TO HEAD OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE, ANGOLA
Mr Joao Luis Ngimbi worked in the Ministry of Finance of Angola, yet was facing extreme delay in his career for over 14 years. He had faithfully served throughout his career but every time he was due for promotion, it would pass him by for no apparent reason.
His son advised him to watch Emmanuel TV and partake of the grace of God meant for all members of the church of today. After following Emmanuel TV and being greatly impressed by the work and Word he saw practised, he agreed to come to The SCOAN. At the church, he met with Prophet T.B. Joshua who prophesied that he was about to receive the promotion he had been dreaming of and a short time later, it happened.
His life has changed. He is now promoted as the head of the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Angola. He now serves in his second tenure in this prestigious post. He has established two of his own private companies through his work, which are being managed by his wife very successfully. All this was accomplished after just an encounter and word from Prophet T.B. Joshua. He gave a simple encouragement to all listening across the world not to doubt what God can do.
ANOINTING WATER TRIUMPHS OVER 13 YEARS OF BARRENNESS
Many barren couples are desperate to have their own children. However, due to the devil’s wickedness it is not always a straightforward matter. Mrs Judeth Commey of Ghana testified how 13 years of barrenness had caused heartache and strife between her, her husband and their relatives who became so anxious for the fruit of the womb with no option. The couple began to search for medical solution but could not find a lasting cure to the issue.
One of Judeth’s friends called her, seeing her distress and introduced her to Emmanuel TV. She fell in love with Emmanuel TV and installed it in her house. At home, a voice told her to go to her television and as she watched the program, when the man of God started praying for the viewers, she touched the screen in prayer. Immediately she felt goose bumps all over her skin and knew something had happened to her.
After a month, she tested herself with a pregnancy kit and discovered that she was pregnant. Triumphantly, she lifted her beautiful baby up on her lap as a proud trophy of the Gospel’s victory in her life over the problem of barrenness. She advised that we should believe, saying distance is not a barrier to God’s move and that He can move in their lives and situation if only they believe. Furthermore, she encouraged husbands that they should support their wives as her husband did so that the Lord would see them through their hard times.
ANOINTING WATER DESTROYS THE SNAKES OF DISAPPOINTMENT
Mr Desire Kebonyetshotlo from Botswana was tormented by diabolic attacks where he saw snakes both in his dreams and physically since the age of 17. His encounters with the serpents always led to disappointment in his business ventures even in an investment scheme in China. As a supplier of sand and building materials, he was forced to sell most of the assets in the company he worked for just to keep them from falling into debt. After coming to The SCOAN, he received the Anointing Water and his life turned around. To his amazement, he encountered several more snakes but killed all of them. That brought an end to being tormented by the spirit of snake. Now he has been promoted to the CEO of the company which has been re-stocked and supplied with new materials and four new vehicles. He advised people saying that with God, all things are possible.
ANOINTING WATER WASHES 31 YEARS OF BEDWETTING AWAY
Mr Enegi Joseph came to The SCOAN with the chronic problem of bedwetting which he had suffered from for 31 years. He used to wet the bed three times a week. After trying every proper means, he could not find any solution to the problem until one day when he discovered Emmanuel TV. After seeing and hearing testimonies of others healed from bedwetting on Emmanuel TV, his faith was strengthened and he became angry at how this affliction had robbed him of peace, pride and even his friends. He determined to come to The SCOAN where he received the Anointing Water. He prayed with the Anointing Water, ministered it to himself and asked for God’s mercy. That occurred in December 2012. Since that time, he has stopped bedwetting.
JOB CREATION PROJECT
Speaking further on his project to create jobs for graduates and concerning the growing unemployment crisis facing people worldwide, Prophet T.B. Joshua said, “God has blessed Africa. Resources are here in Africa but we lack management. The environment is very friendly but management is lacking in Africa. We are not preparing for tomorrow.
We must carry our youth along. Let them see what we are doing. That way we are preparing them for tomorrow. The yoke must be broken, in the name of Jesus. The job is not the end but a means to an end. It is not just about working and gaining money but within that job is the link to their future.
You cannot stay where you started. When you give people a job, let them know it is meant to take them out of distress. The rest becomes history. But when our people are on the street, it means they haven’t started at all. Everything big starts little.”
To supernaturally crown the service, the man of God led the congregation in a fiery mass prayer during which time many received healing, deliverance and the salvation of their souls. Some of the more memorable prayer points were:
- Whatever chain that satan might have used to connect you to sickness, poverty, yoke, setback, break it in the name of Jesus Christ!
- This is the voice of God. This is a prophetic word: I rescue you in the name of Jesus! I rescue your finances, career, business, family, health, in the name of Jesus! Say, I am rescued, in the name of Jesus!
- I have a testimony. Ask me what my testimony is. My testimony is your breakthrough. I can see you being rescued!
Now that your business, health, career, family and future have been rescued by the power of God, we leave you under the atmosphere of the Holy Spirit and pray to meet you there again. Emmanuel – God With Us!