The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, on Sunday congratulated those that had responded to God’s voice to support victims of the Typhoon Haiyan which ravaged the Philippines three weeks ago, killing people, destroying property and leaving thousands homeless. Addressing the congregation that consisted people from all over the world and nationals from the Philippines, the man of God said helping people in their time of need, is a practical example of being a Christian. The Prophet, who had predicted the storm way back, had during the last two Sunday services called on well wishers worldwide to exercise an act of love which is the greatest Law that Jesus Christ taught, by reaching out to the survivors of the tragedy with relief support. On its part; The Synagogue, Church of All Nations through its relief arm, led by example to show love by ferrying assorted relief items to the people affected by the tragedy. “Love does not choose who to help and does not consider one’s religious or social affiliation,” he said, adding, “If you want to help your brother, you don’t need to ask: ‘are you a Christian or are you a member of my church?’ No, that is not faith,” he said.
Prophet T.B. Joshua
Prophet T.B. Joshua also glorified God over the overwhelming response the Anointing Water Revival that took place in the UK last week had received. The man of God, four weeks ago, sent a group of evangelists to minister to people in London, where God manifested Himself through healings and deliverances in the name of Jesus Christ working through the medium of the Anointing Water.
“They [people] came from all over and took over the hall,” he observed as a clip of the program was shown to the congregation. The man of God then ministered to the congregation by the power of the Holy Ghost, setting people free from chains of the devil and declared them free, in the name of Jesus Christ. As usual, the service was replete with testimonies, prophecies, healings and deliverances all of which glorified the mighty power of God. He also announced two evangelical items that would soon be introduced by the Ministry – a new Anointing Sticker and a Wrist Band to be known as Faith Builder.
Earlier, Wise Man Christopher preached the Word of God to the congregation on the topic: ‘The Victory Through Christ Jesus’. The message dwelled on the authority given to those that are commissioned by Christ to carry out His duties and how Christians are saved through His blood. His proof text was from the book of Mark 16:17-18. He said, “Christianity is the great confession because it uses God’s Word, and that by His name; demons come out and the people get delivered, forgiven, sanctified, healed, blessed and saved.”
“Our confession is the thing that challenges the world. It is the thing that causes them to venture in the faith life. We confess Christ before the world; we confess the fullness of His grace; we confess the integrity of the revelation. God’s Word is integrity itself and the final authority settling all questions and problems,” he further stated.
According to him, Christians should always confess their supremacy over satan, adding that: “he knows that he cannot rule you any longer.”
He also preached about faith in God, stressing that “The goal and purpose of life sees beyond money, pleasure, fame and popularity as they are just but a small slice of life.”
Making a reference to what the Bible says, the Wise Man said that the same satan or enemy that overcomes them [Christians] with temptations, would also overcome them with his punishment, terror, destruction and fear. “If satan keeps a person sinning, he has authority over the person, and the prisons are overcrowded with people who are too weak to stand against satan,” he said.
He taught that worship must be pure and the requirements of purity must be kept by not only lifting up clean hands to God in worship, but also a pure heart.
He stressed: “Whatever you bind here on earth will be bound in heaven and whatever you loose here on earth will also be loosed in heaven. The way to the throne or the kingdom of God is not a bed of roses but of thorns, snakes and scorpions, pointing us to troubles and problems. Trouble comes not because we have taken any wrong step but because we are in a complex and contradictory world,” he said, citing 1 Corinthians 10:13.
Wise Man Christopher
The energetic preacher who held his listeners spell-bound also stated that “Champions are not crowned for desiring to be champions but they are crowned because they have fought their enemies and defeated them” noting that “Satan is our common enemy but Jesus is the One who defeated the devil at Calvary; and it is His victory that gives us victory over the devil.” He added that Jesus’ victory was much more than a natural one; it was a supernatural and spiritual victory. He emphasized that, “Victory through Christ Jesus is the victory indeed, the rest is history.”
Scores of people came to give glory to God through their amazing testimonies over what the Lord had done for them in their lives. Here are but a selected few of the testimonies. We hope your faith will be lifted up as you read and that you shall receive your own testimony, in Jesus’ name!
PASTOR DELIVERED FROM BEDWETTING
The scriptures say satan comes but to kill, steal and destroy. And how destructive he can be! Pastor Victoria Joseph came to testify how the devil had almost ruined her life and career as a minister of God until Jesus Christ snatched her from his [satan’s] filthy claws. The pastor had been bedwetting for 33 years, a situation which had become a big embarrassment for her as a minister of God. It gave her sleepless nights and caused great distress and disgrace, affecting her work so much that she would refuse any invitation to evangelism events that involved sleeping over. In addition, she always refused the temptation of drinking any water before going to bed for fear of the inevitable. Explaining her nightmare, she said every time before bed-wetting, she would first see herself in a dream in the midst of people where she would feel pressed and then excuse herself to go to the toilet; and when she did that, it would happen simultaneously in the physical. One day, as she was watching Emmanuel TV, she saw someone who had a case similar to hers, giving testimony of how God had delivered her through the medium of the Anointing Water. Something snapped in her and she hurried to The SCOAN where she received her own bottle of Anointing Water.
Pastor Victoria Joseph
She ministered and prayed with it in Jesus’ name. That night, when she was about to bed-wet as was always the case, something tapped her; she woke up, and rushed to the bathroom! Since then, she has not been bedwetting. The disgrace is gone and she can now attend to God’s work with peace of mind. Praise God!
CALL HIM PROFESSOR! SENIOR LECTURER’S AMAZING BREAKTHROUGH
At the time he was coming to The SCOAN, he was Dr. Godwin Agbor and life was not as fluid for him as he would have loved, given his qualifications. That was then. Next time you meet him, call him Professor – Professor Agbor. The gentleman, who works for Ebonyi State University in Nigeria, came to testify the goodness of God in his life. Initially, the professor and his wife had been suffering from the problem of barrenness which had haunted them for many years. They visited many hospitals, herbal homes and native doctors but all efforts proved abortive. This was the problem that brought them to The SCOAN in their search for solution after discovering Emmanuel TV. On his visit to The SCOAN, he received the Anointing Water. Back home, he and his wife prayed together and ministered it, calling upon Jesus Christ to intervene. Just within two weeks, an unexpected miracle happened – he received an appointment and was promoted from Senior Lecturer directly to the rank of Professor, an amazing vertical mobility which saw his salary shoot four times up. Not only that, another miracle was knocking on his door! Within nine months, he became a proud owner of a big storey house; and today, his wife is also pregnant. It is a rain of blessing! What a miracle working God we serve; thank you Jesus!
Dr. Godwin Agbor
JESUS RESTORES HEARING LOSS
When Engineer Ramoni Okeowo from Ogun State, Nigeria appeared before the congregation to testify on Sunday, he could no longer suppress his joy. He ruptured and when he shouted the name Jesus, it was with a face lit with happiness. Engineer Okeowo had been suffering from a hearing loss for 12 years due to an accident. The problem had affected his daily activities as Chief Executive Officer of a group of companies based in the United Kingdom, United States of America and Nigeria. His case became so severe that he could no longer work and was booked for an operation in the United States of America which he paid for in advance. Meanwhile, he started using a hearing aid, without which, he could not hear at all. One of his staff advised him to come to The SCOAN. [This was not to be his first time coming, though. Sometime back, he had come and received his miracle when someone who owed him the sum of three million Naira, called and paid him immediately, while he was still sitting down at The SCOAN.] Heeding his friend’s advice, he decided to bring his problem before God. He came to The SCOAN Thursday last week and Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him at the prayer line in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. An air of divinity blew in his ears and cast the sickness out. Instantly, his hearing was restored and began to respond to questions, a thing he could not do before. Mr Okeowo is now completely free; he can hear clearly without the help of any hearing aid.
Engineer Ramoni Okeowo
INSANITY BROKEN IN JESUS’ NAME!
Pastor Henry Mark Pepple from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria testified how he came to The SCOAN and got healed from mental disorder. He said he had gone to a church conference in Abuja for a youth camp where the mental problem hit him while in prayer. He and others had been casting out demons ‘violently’ when he discovered that he was ‘acting funny’. He became violent and began to utter things that did not make sense. People were dumbfounded. When news reached his home church, they sent for him and went into prayers. They also went to the hospital but it did not help either. They then decided to come to The SCOAN where the 25-year-old was placed at the prayer line. He was still aggressive and could only be restrained with chains. Wise Man Racine prayed for him, in the name of Jesus Christ and was instantly delivered from his affliction. It was after he had regained his old self that he learnt what had happened to him; that he was mad and was brought to The SCOAN where he was prayed for. He said, “I am now okay and doing my work as youth pastor.” A senior pastor who came with him, showed a letter from the hospital stating that he was now normal. Pastor Pepple’s father displayed the chains that were used for restraining his son from violence on his way from Abuja to Port Harcourt and later to The SCOAN where he received his deliverance. “I have nothing to do with these chains any longer. I am leaving them here,” said the father, relieved and awe-struck at the power of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Henry Mark Pepple
The Sunday Service, broadcast live on Emmanuel TV, ended with the Mass Prayer ministered by the Wise Men during which many souls were saved, chains of bondage were broken and blessings restored in Jesus’ name! Join us again on our official telecast next Sunday morning for prayers that will change the course of your spiritual life to the glory of God.