Last Sunday will pass as a day of triumph for members of The SCOAN and viewers of Emmanuel TV; a day when light eclipsed darkness to manifest God’s victory over evil. Those who worshiped at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria and viewers of the telecast around the world, did not only experience the movement of the Holy Spirit in wonders and miracles through healing, prophesies and deliverance, but also got a reality-check of man’s wickedness when they watched with shock and horror the confession of a man who had been duping people of huge sums of money in the name of the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua and the ministry.
Nevertheless, the atmosphere was afterwards charged with the power of the Holy Ghost as God expressed his mightiness through the faculties of the wise men and the man of God to set people free from afflictions and sicknesses. Prophet T.B. Joshua preached on the topic: ‘CAPACITY TO BELIEVE’ which was an extension of the previous teachings on faith. Referring to Mark 9:23, the man of God encouraged the congregants to always believe in God, saying ‘everything is possible for he who believes’ and that the greater the belief, the more able one is.
“What is possible for me depends on my capacity to believe. What is possible for you depends on your capacity to believe. This means the basis of our claim in Christ Jesus is our capacity to believe. Do you believe? I pray for your belief,” said the man of God, alluding to the father of the demon possessed boy in the Bible who cried to Jesus, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’
Prophet T.B. Joshua stretched his hand and prayed with worshippers against ‘fleshly lusts, and ungodly thoughts and desires.’ He later on ministered prayer at The SCOAN Prayer Line where demons were cast out and healings declared in the mighty name of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ.
Earlier on, Wise Man Christopher delivered a powerful and enlightening message titled, “LIFE IS A LEARNING EXPERIENCE” whose proof text was drawn from Genesis 37:5-11,19-20; Genesis 39-45.The message centred on the need for Christians to begin to look at challenges as life’s lessons – a thing he said is made possible when one relies on the strength of Jesus Christ. Wise Man Christopher drew people’s attention to the Scripture of one of the greatest personalities of the Bible – Joseph, saying the hard times he went through in the dry pit, Potiphar’s house and in the prison, were God’s own way of preserving him for the glory ahead.
He said it was during the dark periods of his life that Joseph gained the necessary experience and maturity to handle the responsibilities imposed by the exalted position in the royal court in Egypt.
“If he had become the prime minister earlier than he did in Egypt, he would have been too inexperienced to handle the position. Ask any successful person in Christ Jesus and he will tell you how much humiliation, hardship, disappointment, disagreement, persecution and rejection he had to endure in order to come to a new level in life,” said Wise Man Christopher quoting the wise words of Prophet T.B Joshua who once said, ‘Successful people don’t just drift to the top; it takes focused action, personal discipline and a lot of energy everyday to make things happen’.
He therefore encouraged Christians to feel strong in challenges if things are to happen, believing that one’s personal improvement and fulfillment in life, comes through the continual process of learning from both positive and negative experiences. He also referred to 2 Corinthians 12:7-12. He said Apostle Paul’s thorns were meant to keep him humble; to keep him from becoming conceited and proud.
“That was God’s own way of expressing His unfailing love towards Apostle Paul by hiding pride from him. Wherever you are, whoever you are and whatever you are going through in life, no matter your physical ability, ethnicity, nationality, race, gender or status stay with one thought in mind, ‘You are loved by God,’” he said.
The Sunday service would not be incomplete without cases and testimonies that highlighted the might Power of God and the movement of the Holy Spirit in Jesus’ name. Read on and be blessed:
EIGHT DAYS OF BLOODY HELL ENDED!
She sat in a chair at the Thursday Prayer Line with her head tilted backwards in a futile attempt to slow the blood that gushed from both her nose and mouth. The blood, in clots and rivulets, drained into a plastic vessel on her lap – a chilling and sickening spectre for one to watch. Mrs Rosemary Imma was rushed to The SCOAN close to death’s door and the only hope she reserved was in God.
The constant flow of blood was a result of a ruptured nasal artery. The bleeding had persisted for eight terrible days – eight days of constant pain, not a moment of sleep and unable to eat any solid food; eight days of horror. Hospitals had applied various scientific treatments in an attempt to plug the steady flow bit the bleeding seemed only to worsen.
“I began crying but I knew that would not solve my problem. The doctors had already told us to leave. I told my husband that he must rush me to The SCOAN,” she recounted her ordeal. Apparently, the doctors had given up hope of her survival and did not want her to die in their hands.
The couple arrived at The SCOAN late in the night, eventually coming to The SCOAN Thursday Prayer Line bathed in her own blood. Thank God, the same Jesus who healed the woman with the issue of blood is the same and works through His ministers. Prophet T.B. Joshua stretched his hand towards Mrs Imma and declared her healed. Her mouth and noses clotted with blood, she muffled a hearty ‘Amen’ and the bleeding stopped!
“My throat became dry as the bleeding had instantaneously ceased!” she said. Mrs Imma returned home and slept soundly for the first time in eight days. She awoke to re-affirm the permanence of her healing – no more bleeding through her nose or mouth! During this eight-day period, she had lost hope of the baby in her womb surviving as it was no more responding or kicking as blood was seeping out of her system. After the prayer on Thursday, she said, she felt the clear signs of life in her womb. What an awesome testimony!
‘INVISIBLE MASTER SAVED ME FROM GUNMEN!’ – ANOINTING WATER TESTIMONY
Evangelist Kingsley Ahijoma also doubles as a civil servant while his wife is a lawyer. Together, they drive from and to work. One day, he had just dropped his wife home after a long day and was driving elsewhere when evil hit. As he was driving, he realised that a car was tailing him. Every time he stopped, the car would stop. He became worried and started to panic. A little while later, he just found his way blocked by occupants of the other car. Four of them, brandishing heavy guns, leaped at him and ordered that he wound down his window. “I was shocked and confused. I did not know what to do,” he said.
Still under shock, he heard a voice tell him to just drive down the road but, on a second glance, he saw that his adversaries had planted nails on the road which, to the carnal mind, would only puncture his car and render it immobile. But, thanks to God, another voice reminded him of his Anointing Water from The SCOAN which he keeps in his pigeon hole.
He fetched the Anointing Water and started praying with it while he lowered the window. He was calling on God to turn the incident into a great miracle. This angered the gunmen who hit him and forced him to the floor of the car. He was still praying. Anxious to get over with it, the armed robbers forced the boot of the car open. They found some money but not up to the amount they had expected. The assailants decided to just snatch the car but, miraculously, it refused to start. Suddenly, one of them felt as if he had been slapped in the face. He jumped out of the car shouting that somebody was inside, whereas no one.
“I knew then that the Invisible Master had arrived!” Mr Ahijoma said. One of the armed robbers who wore a red charm on his arm came out of the vehicle with an injury. Angry at the sudden turn of events, they decided to just kill him. Mr Ahijoma started to pray and asked God to forgive his sins; that, in case he died, God should receive him. One of the gunmen pulled an AK 47 on him and un-cocked the gun ready to shoot. To their disbelief, the bullet refused to come out despite pulling the trigger. Yet, when they shot into the air, bullets would come out.
“I am a man with military background and could not understand what was going on that the guns could not function when pointed at me. It was God and He allowed it to happen to make possible this testimony. In fact, as a child of God, no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper!” He said.
JESUS RESTORES SLIPPED DISCS
Chief Mrs Mary Towobola is a Nigerian national based in South Africa where she runs businesses and came to testify how God healed her from slipped discs through the mediums of the Anointing Water and Emmanuel TV.
She had been involved in an accident on her way to her office and this gave her excruciating pain. Up to 15 x-rays were carried out on her but no one could tell what was wrong until she was taken to one medical professor who discovered that three of her discs on her spinal cord had slipped. After visiting most of the hospitals in her country with no solution, she surrendered herself to a life in a corset and wheelchair.
Last year, her daughter visited her, introduced her to Emmanuel TV and installed the cable for her. While watching, Chief Towobola witnessed for the first time how people with similar disc problems were being prayed for and got healed. She also watched testimonies of people regaining their health back after ministering the Anointing Water.
One day, while in her shop watching Emmanuel TV, a young man sympathized with her condition and brought her the Anointing Water which he ministered on her in Jesus’ name. After that, she sprayed the Anointing Water into a bottle of water which she drank gradually. As she did so, she started shaking. She continued praying and watching Emmanuel TV.
“I would join the prayer whenever the man of God was praying for viewers,” she said. After her first bottle, she felt stronger and she removed her lumbar corset immediately. She then called the person who came to her house to spray more Anointing Water into a four-litre container of water. The next, morning her husband who is a Professor in Science, was so surprised to see her mop the floor!
“He never believed in issues to do with divine healing and prophets; but he has since changed his misconception regarding this particular Prophet [T.B. Joshua],” she said, adding that she was now completely free.
As if this miracle was not enough, she told of how God had healed her from asthma, diabetes and high blood pressure through the same medium of the Anointing Water. Indeed, there is never a sickness Jesus cannot heal. He heals all manners of sicknesses and diseases. Chief Towobola is witness to this!
13 YEARS OF BARRENNESS WIPED AWAY
If God says yes, no one can indeed say, no! Mrs Okonkwo and her husband came to The SCOAN to give a compelling testimony of how God wiped away tears of shame from their life and blessed them with a baby after 13 years of barrenness.
Mrs Okonkwo was having the problem of multiple fibroids while her husband, Mr Peter Okonkwo, was experiencing a low sperm count. This robbed them of any chance to conceive and have a baby. It made them feel incomplete and inferior because their age mates and those that had married at the same time with them, had more than one child and yet they could not have even one.
“I could not rejoice with my friends who were celebrating their new born babies,” she said of her frustrations. After watching Emmanuel TV, their faith lifted and they came to The SCOAN where they were privileged to receive the Anointing Water. They prayed with the Anointing Water, asking Jesus Christ to wash their shame away. After a short time, she miraculously conceived and her baby, named Praise, was born on June 12 this year, which coincided with the birthday of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Mr Okonkwo testified that they had gone to numerous places in search of a solution for 13 long years, spending huge sums of money in an attempt to find remedy. He was surprised and shocked that just one month after the Anointing Water was ministered, his wife conceived. He encouraged people to install Emmanuel TV in their homes so they can pray with the man of God and receive God’s blessings through the anointing of the telecast.
SAVED FROM BOMB BLAST
One thing that catches the eye of anyone visiting Chief Young Obaga’s hotel in Nigeria, is the Anointing Sticker from The SCOAN which is displayed on the door of the main entrance to the building. He is a firm believer of Jesus Christ and the mediums that He is using to express Himself. He regularly attends The SCOAN and ministers the Anointing Water on himself and his surroundings.
He came to testify how God saved his business from a bomb blast and is convinced beyond doubt that the Lord worked through the Anointing Sticker to execute one of the greatest miracles in his life. One fateful day, one of his staff saw a man selling water melon in a wheel barrow and called him to come over so that he could buy some. The man refused even though he had called him three times. Instead, the staff decided to go and meet the hawker on the other side of the road in order to get the water melon. After he had bought the fruit, the vendor started to behave strangely and looked as if he wanted to leave in a hurry. The staff moved away from wheel barrow. The seller also walked away and, seconds later, a bomb which had been secretly hidden underneath the water melons exploded, causing destruction, right, left and centre.
Had it been that the man had responded to the first call to sell the water melon, the bomb would have exploded in the gates of Chief Young Obaga’s hotel, causing destruction and death. As God would have it, none of his workers were killed or injured, including the boy who bought the water melon. His hotel was safe and remained intact. He was exceedingly grateful to God, not even able to think about what might have happened on that fateful day.
EVANGELIST’S BATTLE WITH LUST ENDED
Fleshly lusts see no boundaries and can hit even those that confess to be ministers of God, but shame to the devil! Evangelist Ellah Young had been engaged in a battle behind closed doors for more than 12 years. Aged 10, the innocent boy was introduced into sexual acts by some older cousins, opening the door for the spirit of lust to ensnare and entrap him. From that age onward, lustful thoughts whirled within his heart and clotted his mind. As he grew older, so did the lust. With both of his parents being pastors, he kept this strange behaviour hidden, feigning a good Christian life on the outside and even going into evangelism at a young age. Apart from engaging in fornication, the spirit also pushed him to watch pornography on the internet. He explained that once the lustful urge came, he was powerless and had to attempt to satisfy such urge through various ungodly means.
As the problem continued to increase in his life, his mother noticed his familiarity with females and she started fighting against it by answering his mobile phone and warning the girls calling him to stay away. However, at night and behind closed doors, the urge reigned, rendering him sluggish in prayer and Bible reading and under a constant weight of guilt and condemnation. Education-wise, the spirit of lust resulted in complete loss of concentration, leading his parents to enroll him in more than 12 schools, all in a futile attempt to provide him quality education.
Evangelist Young came to The SCOAN, realising that there was actually an evil spirit behind his lustful addictions, not just a bad characteristic as he had always assumed. Based on this revelation, he opened the door of his heart for deliverance and came to The SCOAN. Last week, Wise Man Daniel prayed for him in the power of the Holy Spirit and the evil spirit was both exposed and expelled! A week later, Evangelist Young testified that his heart was finally free from ungodly thoughts and lustful desires. He explained that although temptation still comes, he has the strength to resist the urge and can now concentrate on the Word of God. He advised people with similar struggles in their spiritual journey that they need to realise the source of their problems lies in demonic forces and deliverance in the power of the Holy Spirit is the way out.
DEAF EARS HEAR AGAIN!
The healing last week of Hon Elizabeth Amoah-Tetteh, the former Deputy Minister of Education in Ghana, was another glorious manifestation of Jesus Christ as the Healer and how He is the same today as He was yesterday!
Mrs Amoah-Tetteh came to The SCOAN last Thursday in a deplorable state. Her hearing had deteriorated for the past three years to the point where she couldn’t hear anything at all without wearing medically provided hearing aids. Additionally, she experienced terrible insomnia, unable to sleep at night, leaving hear appearance rugged and unbecoming of her ministerial status. It was in this condition that she was brought to The SCOAN and placed at the Prayer Line. She sat transfixed in her chair vividly relying more on her eyes than ears. She was privileged to receive prayer from Prophet T.B. Joshua in Jesus’ name and she instantly got her hearing back.
“When Prophet T.B. Joshua touched me, I was still wearing the hearing aids because I knew I couldn’t hear him speak if I didn’t have them in,” Amoah-Tetteh explained, adding “When he prayed for me, he asked me to remove them. Immediately I removed them, I found that I could hear! I was able to hear noise and people around me talking!”
Taking her position in front of cameras and before the congregants, immaculately dressed and beaming with confidence, she said for the first time she slept like a rock, rejoicing in her new found hearing and freedom. In a mere space of three days, the transformation in Hon. Elizabeth’s life was evident for everyone to see! Advising viewers worldwide, she added, “Don’t take this place as a joke. The Lord is here and He is working.”
EXPOSED: $4MILLION FRAUDSTER WHO USED T.B. JOSHUA’S NAME
Utter shock is the best word to describe the mood on Sunday when worshippers and viewers of Emmanuel TV, watched footage of how Police in Ghana arrested a notorious criminal who devilishly went about defrauding unsuspecting individuals in the name of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
In the current case, the man – Mr Anthony, gave his shocking testimony to the world, explained how he had ventured on the devil’s mission to dupe people of almost $4,000,000 using the name of the man of God.
Mr Anthony, who is from both Togo and Ghana, explained while in handcuffs how he had begged a director of one of the large companies in Ghana to provide him money to visit The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria after he had been diagnosed with HIV/AIDs. Pitying his condition, the man gave him the required funds which he used to visit The SCOAN. He received prayer in Jesus’ name and returned to Ghana.
Incredibly, he returned to the doctors for a test which confirmed him negative to HIV/AIDs. However, rather than appreciating God for restoring his health, this gentleman saw it as an opportunity to enrich himself through dishonest means. He returned to the same gentleman who had assisted him to visit The SCOAN, claiming that he was sent by the Prophet and needed financial support for supposed building projects.
The man graciously complied, naively believing that Prophet T.B. Joshua was aware of the transactions. Altogether, he collected US$55,000 from that particular gentleman, alongside some money in other currencies also. However, this was just the beginning. Seeing the opportunity to use T.B. Joshua’s name to deceitfully enrich himself, he hatched a malicious plan with a man named ‘Igwe’ in Nigeria to dupe people of up to $4,000,000.
The plan involved forging documents claiming to be written by Prophet T.B. Joshua, even faking his own signature, requesting financial support for huge building projects. The deception even went to the extent that ‘Igwe’ would pretend to be Prophet T.B. Joshua on the phone, mimicking him and misleading people into believing that he was aware of all the money they were giving. Yet, the man of God who is General Overseer of The SCOAN, was never aware of such undertakings.
Mr Anthony used the first sum he collected from the Ghana entrepreneur to buy cars and send his child to school in Canada, among others. The congregation was left dumbfounded at how far man can go to scheme wicked ways and abuse God’s grace.
Prophet T.B. Joshua thanked people in Ghana for their love for the Ministry, saying they are the kind of people who do not want the name of the church abused. He also commended police in Ghana for making their country unsafe to criminals.
Emmanuel TV, which is the official broadcaster of the Ministry, has continuously warned people world over to beware of crooks who are masquerading as representatives of the church with the evil-conceived mind to defraud the unsuspecting. Thank God that this fraudster was caught. As we continue to stress on Emmanuel TV, please beware of fraudsters!
*We hope you are blessed. Please do not hesitate to send us your testimonies!