MAKE IT HAPPEN!
The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, last Sunday ministered to the congregation with power and boldly stated, “Time has come to take the Gospel to the people’. He was referring to the overwhelming response the recent Anointing Water Revival in the UK had received. The man of God early this month commissioned evangelists from the church’s headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria to England where they held two revivals at The Troxy Threatre two weeks ago and the New Bingley Hall in Birmingham last Sunday. Both venues, thronged with thousands of worshippers from all over Europe and the USA, experienced the presence of the Holy Spirit working through the medium of the Anointing Water and many people received God’s touch as manifested through various deliverances and healings, among others.
The man of God then taught on the need for Christians to learn to wait on the Lord, saying “Our God can make the wilderness a pool of water.” He later prophesied to the congregation before praying for the sick at The SCOAN Prayer Line.
Earlier, Wise Man Racine delivered a thought-provoking sermon. He spoke on the topic: ‘Make
It Happen’, an encapsulation of a critical spiritual call on Christians to be determined in the pursuance of their vision and not to be hesitant or easily discouraged by what they see or hear. He gave the example of Levi in Mark 2:14, saying when Jesus called him to follow Him, he immediately left his occupation as a tax collector and became Matthew ‘the great Apostle’.
He also cited Ruth, a Moabite married to a Jew in the Old Testament. He said that when told by her mother-in law [Naomi] to go back to her family following the death of her husband, rather than go back to her family, she decided that she would go with Naomi back to her Jewish land. Ruth knew that being a Moabite could make her face some tough challenges in Israel but she did not give up. That singular step of Ruth forever changed the history of her life.
“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. Life never closes the door to opportunities. You can choose to walk away from wrong opportunities or from good opportunities. You are called to make a difference in your life! “MAKE IT HAPPEN!”
Testimonies glorify God – the Redeemer and Provider of all our needs. The wonders and miracles He manifests through His servants, cannot go unannounced and uncelebrated to the glory of His name. Many people who had received the grace of God through healings, deliverances and prophecies, among others, came on Sunday to exalt His name. We give you a selected few of their testimonies.
FALSE ALLEGATION QUASHED THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Rev Mrs Osayi Lato testified how God saved her from imminent imprisonment and rescued her orphanage from permanent closure after she was falsely accused of selling a child from her orphanage.
Reverend Lato opened an orphanage home a few years ago and all was going on well until one fateful day in August this year, when three officials from the government State Security Services (SSS) came to her house and summoned her to their office. When she reported to their office the following day, she was told that she had been reported for selling a child to an American woman for 900,000 naira. They told her that because of the charge against her, they had to arrest her but that she could look for someone who could bail her out. Reverend Lato told them that she did not know anyone. She was arrested and locked up.
But she always carried with her the Anointing Water. Knowing that she was innocent and that the devil was at work, the 77-year-old prayed in her heart that ‘the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua should release her from the prison immediately’. Miraculously, within a few minutes, she heard a woman’s voice frantically asking the prison wardens where the woman they had locked up was. She ordered them to release her immediately.
“I had never seen this woman before, she was a total stranger,” she said.
After her release, the case continued and the authorities closed Mrs Lato’s orphanage home and relocated the orphans to different orphanages without any investigation. She continued to use her Anointing Water and prayed that God should restore the orphanage home.
One day, she received a call saying that her troubles were over as the woman who had laid the false accusation against her had been removed from her position. One day, a newly elected Commissioner of Women Affairs was appointed and she made a surprise visit to the orphanage for inspection. She was so impressed and told her that it was the best orphanage home she had ever seen.
“She ordered that the place be re-opened with immediate effect and that all the orphans should be returned to the home,” she said, thanking God for letting justice reign.
She showed a picture of a child who was abandoned in front of the orphanage home in an extremely skinny and underfed condition. She explained how he was only one of the many other orphans she had nursed back to health.
FROM ABJECT POVERTY TO EXTREME PROSPERITY
Mr Nkain Valentine from Cameroon came to testify how Jesus Christ rescued him from abject poverty and blessed him with abundance. Mr Valentine lived as a photographer and nothing in his life was working. Actually, he could not even think of marrying for the same reason. In fact, his wife’s family refused their daughter to marry him because he was a poor man.
His fiancé, unwilling to give in without striking a blow and well aware that with God all things are possible, came to The SCOAN, received the Anointing Water, and returned to Cameroon. The two of them prayed and ministered the Anointing Water in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Not too long, his photography career started to flourish. He started travelling abroad to do business. Within a short period of time, his finances shot up and the man, who could not feed himself, was able to buy a fleet of cars and build his own house. He came back to The SCOAN later on to give his testimony and the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, told him that the blessings of God had only started and that he would soon build another house. Mr Valentine, overwhelmed with joy, narrated how when he returned to Cameroon, he was blessed with more just as Prophet T.B. Joshua had foretold and he was able to buy land and build a 90-room hostel and a jeep within a few months.
He advised, “Trust in Jesus Christ; He will do more for you than He has done for me.”
JESUS CHANGES GENOTYPE FROM ‘AS’ TO ‘AA’
Mrs Mary Osubor testified how God had made the impossible possible in her life. She showed her identification card and medical report proving that she had the genotype ‘AS’, making it impossible for her to settle down and get married. With the genotype, she had the dreaded sickle cell trait. She narrated how she fell in love with a man who stated that he could not get married to his previous woman friend as she had the genotype ‘AS’. Mrs Mary Osubor was devastated and did not tell him the truth about her own genotype. She came to The SCOAN, received the Anointing Water, prayed and ministered it in Jesus’ name. The impossible became possible – God made a way where there seemed not to be a way. As a step of faith, she went to the laboratory the next day and miraculously the result showed that her genotype had changed from ‘AS’ to ‘AA’. Shocked at the result, she decided to go for a second blood test. The second blood test from a different laboratory confirmed that her genotype was now indeed ‘AA’. She proudly showed the two medical reports to the glory of God. She thanked God for changing her destiny and enabling her to get married. She advised that if one has faith in Jesus Christ, all things are possible!
MIRACULOUS HEALING AT THE PRAYER LINE
Miss Tayo Akhamie, a lawyer by profession, had the problem of difficulty in walking due to a prolapsed disc and lumbar sacralization of the spine for two years. She had to wear a lumbar corset. The nerves in her spine were severely compressed. Her muscles and organs only functioned at 40 percent. The nerves at the back of her neck were severely damaged and as a result of that, her whole body, including her skin was damaged.
She was admitted to hospital and all her work ground to a halt. Her condition became even worse. The family flew her to Scotland and the USA in search of solution. The doctors confirmed that there was no solution. There was even a time when she was unable to walk, move her legs or arms. She became completely bedridden. At that time, she was not able to communicate with her mouth. She could only blink her eyes as a form of communication. She was constantly injected with steroids. In order to assess the condition of her spine, the doctors used advanced machines which are usually used to test astronauts before they travel to space. Doctors who saw her test results were shocked that all the problems were for one person. All the doctors said that surgery was the only option to her survival, a delicate solution which the doctors themselves could not guarantee of its success. “I was dying slowly,” she said.
While at a medical institution in the USA with all hope lost, her family decided to bring her to The SCOAN because all medical attempts proved abortive. Her father could not recognise her because she had become so skinny and had rashes all over her body. When she came to The SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua walked towards her at the Prayer Line, offered a hand and dragged her off the chair in the name of Jesus Christ. She fell to the ground. For a while, she said, she could not hear anything and then suddenly she heard a voice telling her to get up. Instantly, the pain in her body disappeared and strength returned to her body. Before the prayer of Prophet T.B. Joshua, she could not stand for one minute but now she can stand for hours and even dance freely. Miraculously, the rashes on her skin, as a result of the sickness have also disappeared and her beauty is back. Jesus Christ is the Master Healer. Doctors treat but God heals. Thank You, Jesus Christ for restoring her testimony in Jesus’ name!
COMPLETE RESTORATION THROUGH WORD OF PROPHECY
Mr and Mrs Frankie Taylor from Ghana came to The SCOAN in search of solution to a devastating problem of drunkenness that affected the wife. She explained that she would sometimes go to the beer parlour and spend three days in a state of drunkenness before she would get herself and go home. She was often dead drunk and her husband would be looking for her.
Her husband, Mr Frankie Taylor, a radio presenter, an actor and a movie producer said that when he first met his wife, she was not drinking much but to his shock, the day they got married, she started to consume a lot of alcohol. Every time he had a big contract outside of his country, her drinking problem would start. As a public figure, who many look up to for advice and counseling through his programs, it was very embarrassing for him on several occasions when people would call him to come and pick up his drunken wife wallowing in public mess having drunk herself to a stupor. She could get a hangover for three days before coming back to normalcy. Immediately, she became conscious of her shameful acts, she would promise never to do it again but before long, she would be drunk again. It had become a recurring decimal and woefully implacable and incorrigible! On several occasions, his wife wanted to commit suicide by attempting to hang herself or by drinking an overdose of tablets.
Everything that has a beginning must have an end. One day, they went to visit his cousin where they joined in watching Emmanuel TV. They became interested in what was happening at The SCOAN. They immediately installed Emmanuel TV in their house and soon they were hooked to the channel.
Mrs Taylor watched Emmanuel TV and saw another woman being set free from the spirit of drunkenness and decided to come to The SCOAN where they were placed at the prayer line. Prophet T.B. Joshua led by the power of the Holy Spirit, prophesied to her and asked where she and her husband met each other. He said, “I see the two of you in a place where people are dancing”. She was startled that Prophet T.B. Joshua could ask her where they met because they met in a night club and this was their best kept secret.
After Prophet T.B. Joshua delivered Mrs Taylor, the desire to drink alcohol is gone, she is no longer suicidal and she is able to sleep very well. Before, she said, she would wake up many times at night complaining of having nightmares. She now sleeps like a baby. Joyous Mr Frankie Taylor advised married couples not to give up on their marriage but to stand firm and have faith in God.
The Sunday service ended with the Mass Prayer ministered by the wise men. To God be the glory. Emmanuel!