EMMANUEL! We thank God for this Sunday’s live service which glorified the Almighty God through prayer and worship. The congregation witnessed the power of the Living God at work in Spirit through his ministers as the wise men and the man of God Prophet T.B. Joshua walked in their midst prophesying, preaching and delivering people in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. People were healed and demons were cast out to the glory of God and for the salvation of souls.
Prophet T.B. Joshua focused his teaching on a prophetic message entitled, “Do Not Tempt the Devil to Tempt You.” He said that the aim of satan is:
· To cut off your dependence on God.
· To cut off your duty to God.
· To cut off your communion with God.
“These are the greatest things satan is aiming at. We must be careful in entering into temptation but if God permits it, we must not think it strange and doubt our Guard. If you presume upon your own strength to tempt satan to tempt you, the Lord will leave you to your own strength,” he said.
Again, scores of people came forward to testify to the love of God and wonders He had done in their lives through the men of God and the mediums of Anointing Water, Anointing Sticker and Emmanuel TV. Below are just a few of the testimonies:
FAMILY SURVIVES GHASTLY ROAD ACCIDENT THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Mr Saleh Kamba from Taraba, Nigeria, was driving along the highway when a trailer ran into his new car, rolled over it and smashed it beyond repair. The five passengers in the car were trapped under the weight of the 30-ton truck. The impact was so great that an axe had to be used to cut the car in order to drag out Mr Kamba who was seated in the passenger’s front seat. In the process, he received several cuts on his left arm. As he was being dragged out, his leg got entangled in the wreck and resulted in his thigh being deeply lacerated and exposing the tibia and fibula bones.Another young boy who had been squeezed between the car roof and Mr Kamba had died. The father’s sorrow knew no bounds as he was the only male child of the family.
Mr Kamba who had previously visited The SCOAN and was privileged to collect the Anointing Sticker and Anointing Water respectively managed to reach out for the Anointing Water. Unmindful of his own injuries and pain, he ministered the Anointing Water on the face of the presumably lifeless boy, in the name of Jesus Christ. The boy immediately defecated, sneezed and came back to life, to the glory of God.
Mr Kamba refers to the wonder-working effect of the Anointing Water as “Jehovah sharp-sharp!”
SMOKING HABIT DISAPPEARS IN AN INSTANT
Mr Jeremiah Nnodim from Anambra, Nigeria, started smoking at the age of 18 and for 37 years, could not quit the habit until he visited The SCOAN recently and was privileged to obtain the Anointing Water. He had administered roots concoctions to himself in an effort to quit smoking but they did not work.
While reading the Anointing Water booklet, he read about a man who had smoked for more than 30 years before he was set free from that addiction through the ministration of the Anointing Water. He was convinced that his own case was not going to escape the attention of the Almighty Deliverer, Jesus Christ.
When he obtained the Anointing Water, he prayed fervently and ministered it to himself in Jesus’ name. To his amazement, the habit left him immediately and he never had the urge to smoke again.
His advice to youth was to abstain from even trying cigarettes because the there is an evil spirit behind it.
BARRENNESS GIVES WAY TO FRUITFULNESS
Mr & Mrs Ekanem from Cameroon came to The SCOAN with problems of low sperm count on the part of the husband and ovarian complications for the woman. Doctors told them that she should undergo some surgical operation to correct the infection and pronounced that even at that, she did not have any chances of ever bearing a child. They had visited many hospitals and herbal homes in search of solution, without solution.
They were opportuned to receive the Anointing Water from The SCOAN and prayed with it and thereafter met as husband and wife. The next month, she missed her period but concealed the good news from her husband until a medical personnel broke the news to him by calling him ‘Papa boy’.
During the period of pregnancy, she faced many temptations including high blood pressure and vehicular accidents. Fortunately, the Anointing Water was ever on hand to rescue her from those afflictions. To the glory of God, she delivered her baby boy without any difficulties.
Mr John Ngetich from Kenya came to The SCOAN with a problem of tuberculosis that had haunted him for 10 years. During those years, he vomited blood all the time, suffered greatly from difficulty in breathing, and coughing uncontrollably. He would be asked to leave a meeting because people could not bear his incessant coughing which caused him great disgrace and shame as a Minister of God.
His wife would cry all the time because of the suffering and hardship it entailed on the family. Then, one day he came across a friend who had previously obtained the Anointing Water from The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria, and he gave him just a spray into his mouth.
Soon after, he noticed that all the symptoms associated with his former disease had disappeared. He now breathes freely and does not suffer any pain. He is able to go about his job without hindrance.
He also was privileged to receive the Anointing Car Sticker with the inscription “Possess your possessions in Jesus’ name”. As he did not have any car then, he held the Anointing Car Sticker next to his heart and prayed in Jesus’ name, believing that one day he would have a car on which to place the Anointing Car Sticker. Soon afterwards, a lady blessed him with a PRADO jeep, to the glory of God.
CAREER BREAKTHROUGH FOR A FORGOTTEN LECTURER
Mr Funsho Babatunde Obebode from Nigeria suffered stagnation in his career as a university lecturer for 17 years. During those years, he felt very depressed and frustrated to watch the people he had trained getting better jobs with good salaries.
He was privileged to know about the miracle working power of God in the Anointing Water. When he got hold of the Anointing Water, he ministered it to his credentials and to himself and prayed for God to intervene in his situation.
Soon after ministering the Anointing Water he was promoted by the Federal Government as the Sixth Principal Finance Officer which makes him the second in position to the Vice Chancellor of the newly established university.
MISSING MAN REAPPEARS AFTER 20 YEARS
Mrs Chioma Faith’s brother had been declared missing for 20 years. He was nowhere to be found in spite of all efforts made by the family to locate him. The sudden disappearance caused a lot of disunity within the family as they accused each other of being responsible for their brother’s mysterious disappearance.
During those long years, the family moved from church to church to inquire about the whereabouts of their missing brother, but nothing positive came out of their search.
Twenty years later, Mrs Chioma Faith was, this year, advised by a friend to visit The SCOAN which she did and was privileged to receive the Anointing Water which she prayed with and ministered to her missing brother’s photograph.
One week after, she received a phone call that somebody had spotted their missing brother somewhere in Lagos, to the glory of God.
The brother whose name is Emmanuel, testified that he had worked in a company in Lagos and that after receiving his retirement benefits, he travelled outside the country in pursuit of greener pastures but instead, found himself experiencing greater hardship beyond his expectations. The difficulties he faced were so tough and unbearable that the only option he
STOLEN CATTLE RETURNED THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Mr Elisha Bako testified about how he had entrusted his 40 cattle to a cattle rearer and they were all stolen by armed cattle raiders.
As soon as he heard the sad news, he ministered the Anointing Water he had previously obtained from The SCOAN and prayed that wherever the cattle were, they would be returned and that God would expose the robbers.
Some hours later, he called his cattle rearer and was told that 25 of his cattle had been recovered. He waited another few hours believing that God would completely restore all his cattle as he had prayed earlier.
After praying again, he sprayed the Anointing Water into the air believing that God would finish what He had started. When he called his cattle rearer again he was told that all 40 cattle had amazingly been rescued. He said that the power of God in the Anointing Water is a ‘rescuer’!
NO LONGER CHAINED TO THE DEVIL
Mr Edward Adam from Ghana came to The SCOAN with his wife to testify how he had been delivered from demonic powers the previous three days during the Thursday Live Service. He came with his plethora of charms he said he had been using for many years. He started to acquire them when he was 15 years old. Some of the charms were for luck and others for protection. He told the congregants that one of the charms was for women to always fall for him. He would collect sand from footprints of women, mix it with some charms and throw it into the toilet to make the women run after him.
Another of his spiritual weapons was in the form of a sleeveless vest with charms tied to it. This, he said, was bullet proof. It protected him from sharp weapons such as broken bottles, needles, gun bullets and machetes. Whenever he wore this, he would become aggressive and would want to fight. “That is why I bought it. I wanted it to protect me so that no bullet shot at me would penetrate. If they were shooting at me and I was not wearing it, I would quickly put it on,” he confidently stated.
He exhibited another charm which he said he used to wear around his waist. In his own words, “It is the most dangerous and helped in surviving fatal road accidents. With it, I would just disappear from the vehicle before the accident. I had used it many times and it made me to be reckless on the road. One time my car veered into the bush but I was found walking towards the scene of the accident from another direction and the onlookers could not believe I had driven the car which had crashed in a non-repairable condition. They did not know I was wearing this.” He said.
The other charm, two flywhisks, was used for tying people. To use it, he would apply glue and alcohol among other herbs and blood sacrifices. He would then do incantations with them. The other charm, also worn around the waist, was for protection. According to him, he used it to fight against witches. Whenever he was going out, he would hold it in his hands and do incantations. It rendered him invisible to witches that roamed about in the night.
Mr Adama exhibited over eight charms whose evil powers, he said, were used by very influential politicians, richpeople in his community and other spiritualists who deceived people by claiming to be ‘Pastors’.
Despite being so vastly empowered with his spiritual tools, he would suffer catastrophes in his life like his vehicles overturning, his house burning down and himself breaking a leg. He would also mysteriously lose money in inexplicable circumstances. He said he was a well-known millionaire but lamented that everything had come to zero.
Thanks to his wife, they decided to visit The SCOAN to seek the intervention of God through His servants Prophet T.B. Joshua and the wise men. God located him and he was delivered through one of the wise men, in Jesus’ name.
He told the congregation not to rely on satan’s powers saying, “If you want to have a better life, go to Jesus. Give yourself to God. God will protect you – not charms. Charms will keep you for a momentbefore taking your soul and destroying you finally. The devil will not give anything for free. He takes it back and more.”
GOD WAS WITH ME IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH
Honourable Chukwudi Ozoeluba Augustine, a young Council Member in Anambra Local Government, on his way to a friend’s function, was kidnapped at gunpoint by four unidentified gunmen.
As soon as they got hold of him, they pushed him into his car, tied his hands to his back, blindfolded him and tied his legs. They shot into the air to keep onlookers at bay as they drove him to an unknown destination in a swampy forest.
Before arriving at their final destination, they tried to contact certain accomplices by phone and he could hear them negotiating to come and deposit a victim but those contacts told them that they were not available at that moment.
When they reached their destination with him, one of the gunmen said that they should kill him and asked him to say his last words. He prayerfully said, ‘Emmanuel, You will save me!’ in his heart as they pushed him to his knees half naked. When they pointed the gun at him and pulled the trigger, the gun did not go off and they left him in confusion, blindfolded with his hands and legs tied. When he realised that he was alone, he started to struggle to get loose and repeated, “Emmanuel!” and the ropes miraculously loosened. He managed to escape to a nearby hotel where he was able to alert the police and call for help.
His advice was for people to strongly believe in God and to call upon the name, Jesus from a sincere heart.
THIS IS A BABY GIRL
Mrs Ruth from Ghana came to The SCOAN some time ago with the problem of barrenness for four years. She had visited many hospitals in Ghana and abroad but to no avail. When her and her husband came to The SCOAN, Wise Man Harry prophesied over them and said that a great breakthrough was coming and that he saw a baby girl. Mrs Ruth said that she was so excited after the prophecy that when she went back to Ghana, she would walk around the house with a pillow around her stomach pretending to be pregnant. To her greatest delight, she got pregnant that same month. She said that when she was barren, people used to make jest of her and make many hurtful comments which increased her sorrow but she believed that one day God would answer her prayer and wipe away her tears. During labour, she had some complications and the hospital wanted to move her to another hospital. She ministered the Anointing Water, her cervix dilated and she could give birth smoothly to a baby girl just as Wise Man Harry had prophesied. She said that the baby girl’s name is Phoebe. She advised people that our time is not God’s time and that God’s time is the best.