Last Sunday service was a glorious occasion to behold. From the wonders and miracles to the prophetic message, the exaltation of the Almighty God was elating. The prayer line hosted people from around the world seeking God’s intervention in their lives. They were prayed for by the wise men, healed and delivered in Jesus’ name.
The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, as usual, prophesied to many of the congregants – striking at the root of their problems. In his message, the prophet re-iterated his previous message: ‘Do Not Tempt The Devil To Tempt You’.
In his message for the day, Prophet T.B. Joshua said one can be anointed with God’s gifts but that the challenge is how to maintain such grace. He said, “Anyone can be sent to preach but not everyone can maintain that grace. To maintain the grace is the issue. Anyone can buy a car but not everyone can maintain it. If you had maintained the blessing of God you would not be complaining today.”
He said that the blessing of God attracts enemies and persecution and that when blessing comes, persecution comes. “The blessing of God is honey. When you drop honey or sugar on the floor, before you know it, ants from the East, South, West, North will come and eat the honey. Honey is the blessing of God; the ants come and look for it.” He, however, said man must not dwell on those that are against him but to love them and pray for them. Therefore, “It is a wrong prayer for your enemy to die. If they are not there, how will you grow? You cannot grow in the face of pleasure; it is in a place of difficulty that you grow”, he concluded.
Many people came out to glorify God for the dramatic changes they had experienced in their lives. It is our desire that as you read these testimonies, your faith will be lifted up to place you in a position for your own miracle, in Jesus’ name.
RED REPTILE SPIRIT SENT PACKING
She is also a classic case of how, if left to themselves without parental guidance, children’s minds can be defiled and become the devil’s workshop for manufacturing his deadliest arsenal.
Ms Ngbe, 29, came to The SCOAN to testify concerning the deliverance she received the previous week. Recounting her story, she said it all began when she was just 12 years old. She was not being monitored by her parents and became obstinate.
She would be very stubborn and preferred being inside her room. She would lock her room to make sure she was all alone. During those times, she would be reading books, some of which were too much above her age.
On one particular afternoon, while inside the room, a spirit that looked like a small blood-red chameleon appeared to her. The spirit told her it wanted to be her friend and they started to play. She grew up day by day with this being within her, developing her relationship with it unbeknown to any other person. “Because my parents did not pay any attention to me, I did not bother telling them anything about this strange phenomenon,” she said.
Later, the reptile began to give her instructions to initiate other children by rubbing white clay on them. When rubbed, the children would begin to also witness visions of the same red reptile.
Save for three girls whose parents were very prayerful, she initiated all girls that were put under her care in the neighbourhood and warned them never to tell anyone about it, threatening to beat them if they did.
When she entered secondary school, people started accusing her of belonging to a cult because of the way and manner she conducted herself and more especially the company she kept. Little did they know that she possessed powers higher than any cultist would boast to have.
“This made me annoyed because with the powers I had, it was disrespectful to compare me with a cultist. If I felt threatened or harassed by the lecturers or some bullies, I would say, ‘Do you know who I am? You will see!’ and they would run away.”
By worshipping the red reptile, she said, one would be very brilliant in class and be rich but would not be allowed to get married. She would be allowed to live with a man and have children but never to settle down with anyone. She was told never to fall in love.
As Ms Ngbe was growing up and following the instructions of the spirit, she would graduate spiritually and become sophisticated in her powers. She was able to send signals to make people fall in love. She didn’t even need to see the people in order to match-make them. Those people would get married but after two to three months, the marriage would bitterly break up.
But, thank God, she was not able to manipulate strong Christians but only corrupt hearts that would tell lies and fornicate because she had the power to control what people thought with their minds. To those who were innocent, naïve, she would send a lie to them and once they had lied, they were initiated.
She had power in her nails, eyes and forehead. Her eyes had so much power that if she looked at a mirror intently, the mirror would crack. She also had power in her forehead for deceiving people to believe that she was a good person.
“I had cars, houses and cash in my bank. Money was not a problem and I walked with authority,” she said. But it was not to be forever. She fell in love, broke the covenant she had with the devil and fell from her position. The fall was catastrophic. She found herself in jail on an office matter and ended up selling her two expensive cars – a Hummer bus and a Peugeot 607 for a paltry seventy-thousand Naira only.
In fact, she did not come to The SCOAN in search of deliverance, rather breakthrough so that she would financially be back on her feet. When she came to The SCOAN, she felt very uncomfortable as the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua was preaching love. According to her, she would have been more relaxed if he had been preaching hatred.
At The SCOAN, she was arranged at the prayer line. She brought out her pictures for the wise men to pray for but she was surprised as they did not touch the documents but rather touched her head (her crown). She saw beams of light and heard a voice telling her to confess and be free. Later, she found herself on the floor.
After her deliverance, the good sleep she had been denied for many years has returned to her. In her dreams, she would see herself in a group of people and also strange animals which she would communicate with. All these have gone after her deliverance.
She warned that satan gives and takes away in a jiffy. “I was excellent, very brilliant at school and rapidly rose in my career but when satan chose to take it away, he took it all away in one day. Everything about me collapsed and I ended up in prison,” she said.
She was not without advice: “Parents, watch your children. An idle mind is the workshop of the devil. For the rest of you with strange habits, go to a living church and receive your deliverance. There is nothing higher than God Almighty.”
JUST A SPRAY, 14 YEARS BONDAGE TO SMOKING BROKEN
Another person who came to testify to the glory of God was Mr Ikolo Sylvester. He had been smoking for 14 years. He had tried to stop it on his own but he couldn’t. His addiction was so chronic that if he didn’t smoke marijuana, he couldn’t eat.
“I was a chain smoker and smoked two packs of cigarettes and weed each day,” he said. As a result of the illicit substance, Mr Ikolo was arrested several times. During that period, he was very lean – he ate but it didn’t show. As a result of the problem, he became violent towards most people. One day he fell sick from a malarial attack and was admitted to the hospital.
While there, one of the patients was visited by a friend – a soldier. The visitor brought his friend the Anointing Water and ministered it on him. He became curious and interested and begged the soldier to spray a little on him. As the good visitor ministered the Anointing Water on him, Mr Ikolo prayed in his heart in Jesus’ name that God should set him free from his addiction.
That ended a long time addiction to chain-smoking and taking of illicit substances. “I am now free from the spirit of smoking and the urge for cigarettes and marijuana/weed is all but gone,” he shouted to the glory of God. He advised people to come closer to God and have faith in Him.
ANOINTING WATER PRODUCT
Mr Emoitologa Godday came all the way from Adamawa State, Nigeria to share his wonderful testimony. He had worked for the Ministry of Education as the Chief Education Officer for years without any promotion. Many people under him would be promoted but that was never the case with him.
For four times, he applied for the position of Assistant Director of Education but the effort bore no result. He decided to come to The SCOAN and by the grace of God, he received the Anointing Water.
When he was invited for an interview, he ministered it on his documents in Jesus’ name and prayed that he be considered for the position. He believed in his heart that he would be among the best ten for the promotion exam and, to the glory of God, he passed the exam and he was promoted to be the Assistant Director of Education. He said that all the candidates that had used his Anointing Water passed the interviews as well. He showed the congregation the promotion letter he received from the Ministry of Education, Nigeria with his name listed as number 9.
“Everyone saw me minister the Anointing Water and I boastfully told them that I would pass. Now that God has proven Himself true through the medium, people call me ‘Anointing Water Product’,” he said.
BEDWETTING, MASTURBATION – A LONG FORGOTTEN STORY
Next to take her turn to glorify God was Miss Favour Yaje from Cameroon who was delivered from the spirits of masturbation and bedwetting that had haunted her for more than 20 years. She said she would dream herself as a teenager. In her dreams, she would be desperate to use the lavatory and would do such, not knowing that she was actually urinating in her bed. To void this, she would struggle to keep herself awake which was impossible.
A young woman who left home aged 12 for insisting to read her Bible over the family’s beliefs in idol worshipping, she had no person to talk to. She single-handedly fought it but to no avail. “There was a particular time that I would have this problem every month,” she said.
As if that was not enough, she also had the problem of masturbation for 3 years. The problem tormented her so seriously that she could no longer pray, saying she could masturbate up to three times in a day. “I never got satisfied. Each action led to another all the time,” she said.
One day, while she was watching Emmanuel TV, she touched the screen, became angry at her problems and prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua. Suddenly, she couldn’t control herself and didn’t remember what happened. When night came she had the same dream but to her amazement when she woke up, she found out that she had not wet the bed.
She received her deliverance two years ago and when Jesus delivered her, He delivered her effectually. Masturbation has become a long forgotten story. She advises: “Shame belongs to the devil. We should be open and be ready to expose our problems, so that we can be delivered. Parents, love your children so that they can confide in you.”
RECONCILIATION: MOTHER REUNITED WITH CHILDREN AFTER 10 YEARS
Mr Warifinowei received the prophecy two weeks ago when the man of God pointed him out and asked him to ‘forgive the woman’. He came back to The SCOAN the following week, revealing that the person referred to in the prophecy was his mother whom he had always believed to be a witch.
He said his belief stemmed from the fact that many spiritualists, who presented themselves as prophets, had told him that his mother was the cause of all the hardship the family was passing through. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, declared that his mother was not a witch and advised the whole family to go on their knees and ask the mother for forgiveness.
Mr Warifinowei explained that when they got home that Sunday, they experienced joy in their family for the first time in ten years. Previously, he said, they would not even allow the mother to visit their homes as they were all afraid of being bewitched.
His wife equally testified to the massive change the prophesy had brought to their home. “For the first time, our children played with their grandmother,” she said, fighting tears of joy. She advised the congregants and viewers to always seek the voice of God and to avoid spiritualists who, she said, are never up to anything good but to ruin homes.
She said the meal they had had at The SCOAN’s restaurant soon after the reconciliation, was their first with the mother in all those years as they had always avoided and condemned her to a life of seclusion.
The mother could not hide her joy at being reconciled with her children, thanking God for using the man of God to rebuild the broken home.
A MAN I SLEPT WITH TURNED INTO A LION!
Amy grew up without much parental care. She grew up believing that her father was dead according to what her mother had told her. As a result, she started running away from home. She ran away from school and she got raped at the age of six years. Since that incident, she started having the urge to be around men and she went too far to the extent that she became addicted to hard drugs.
She started selling herself and sleeping around with up to 15 men in a single night to raise money for drugs and her upkeep. It was during such escapades that she met with a man at a nightclub who later became the father of her three kids.
When she was six months pregnant, she ran away from her husband’s house and started prostituting with her pregnancy. After giving birth to her son, her mother took her home. However she was still craving for men and she decided to dump the 3-day-old child at home with her mother and returned to prostitution.
She ran away for almost two years from her family and nobody knew where she was. At the age of 18, she got pregnant for her third child. In her pregnancy, she went to Cape Town and she signed an agreement to sell the baby while he was still in her womb.
She also started to sell herself on the Internet to find clients from other countries through facebook. She recalled travelling to countries such as USA, Australia, UK and many more countries just to keep a date with an internet lover. It was during such trips abroad that she ran into a group of 20 men who slept with her in turn until she almost passed away.
She also recounted that one of the men she slept with suddenly turned to a snake on her. The other experience was that while sleeping with another man, he turned to a lion right on top of her.
On her facebook account, she said, she had 4,580 friends and men visiting her page just to download her obscene pictures. “Anytime I logged on to my Facebook account. I would receive hundreds of messages at a time and some men would offer me whatever I asked for,” she said.
After her deliverance, she felt ashamed of her past life as a prostitute and drug addict. Now, she no longer craves for men, cigarettes and drugs and instead longs for a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ. She said: “I’m indeed delivered. I advise all the youth to finish their education and listen to their parents. Stay away from facebook.”
Following this startling cyber revelation, Prophet T.B. Joshua called out the congregation to pray for the children and youth all over the world to be cautious of social networks.
KINGDOM TORN APART BY ISSUES OF WITCHES AND WIZARDS
His Royal Highness Bokolo Wari from Obiogu Kingdom, Niger-Delta, Nigeria came to The SCOAN purposely to seek God’s intervention concerning issues of idol worshipping and witchcraft that had torn his kingdom apart for over 230 years.
He was previously prophesied to by Prophet T.B. Joshua about a ‘court case which was going on appeal and a certain woman whom the community had falsely accused of being a witch’.
HRH Bokolo confessed that the two prophecies surprised him because he had never met the prophet.
He confirmed the prophecies to be true and said the first one was his main reason for visiting The SCOAN.
He explained that an eight-year-old girl had mysteriously entered a young man’s room and slept by his side. The door was securely locked but the young girl still entered the room. When they caught and questioned her, she confessed that she used to go for witchcraft meetings at night spiritually and started pointing to those who she claimed were witches and wizards in the community.
Because of this issue, his sister had attempted to commit suicide. One of the members of the community had died over this issue, while another one had ran into the forest and had not been seen ‘til this moment. He further explained that the community tortured the accused person before their bodies were buried. He said that a spiritualist who claimed to be a prophet had confirmed the confession of the young girl.
He said that there was no progress in the community because of the issue of witchcraft accusations and that he wanted the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua to intercede on behalf of the community.
Together with King Bokolo Wari and Chief Peter were two women who were accused of being witches.
Later on, the man of God came into the matter. Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied that there would be a great and positive change in his family. He also declared that the young lady who had pointed fingers to community members was not a witch but was only afflicted and therefore, everything she had said should be considered falsehood.
The whole family of Chief Ogburu went on their knees to beg their mother for forgiveness for accusing her falsely of being a witch. Then, the family thanked the man of God for intervening in their affair.
These are but a few of the many testimonies and the man of God concluded his sermon of the day by prophetically advising the congregation and viewers to always seek the face of God in all issues as solution to root of their problems, citing the case of the man at the Beautiful gate: “Look at the man at the Beautiful Gate who was there to collect money. Peter and John said, ‘Silver and Gold, I do not have. Rise up and walk’. The lame man thought that he was not there for the miracle but for money. God knew that money couldn’t solve the problem.”