Last Sunday was another awe inspiring service that glorified the holiness, sovereignty and all-greatness of God. The auditorium was thronged with people from all walks of life. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, taught and preached the Word with power, dwelling on the important theme of faith. Describing faith as the currency of Heaven, he said one can only access Heavenly blessings if he puts a demand with faith.
“Faith is a Heavenly currency we use to purchase and to receive Heavenly blessings. Healing, deliverance and salvation are Heavenly blessings. To receive this, faith is like a Heavenly currency,” he said, adding, “If you ask for something and you do not receive, that does not mean you do not have faith, but the measure of faith you need to receive that, you do not have.” He gave as an example the case of the father of the demon possessed boy who ran after Jesus and said: “I brought my son to Your disciples to deliver him; they could not because they did not have power to do that.” Jesus responded that it was not that the disciples did not have power but they lacked the measure of faith to release that power.
“You shouldn’t say because my prayer is not answered, I am not a child of God; because my prayer is not answered, God does not hear me – No! God hears your prayer but the faith, the Heavenly currency you need to purchase that blessing, you do not have. That you ask something from God, but you do not receive it does not make you an unbeliever. This is what satan is using. Anytime you ask God for something and the answer is not coming, he begins to talk to your heart,” he said.
The man of God’s proof text was from Luke 6:37 [Judge not, and you shall not be judged. Condemn not, and you shall not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven]. “That should be the weapon now. If we say, ‘Touch me, and let it be to me according to my faith’ means, if you forgive others, you will be forgiven. If you show mercy to others, you will also receive mercy. If I help others, I will receive help. The Bible says, ‘Whatever you do to the least of my brothers, that you do to me’,” he explained. The Prophet then ministered prayer at the prayer line where the power of the Holy Spirit manifested the mightiness of God through deliverances, healings and prophesies, among others – in Jesus’ name.
Many people came forward to glorify God through testimonies owing to the goodness He had done in their lives. Here are but a handful. Be blessed as you read on:
FROM TOIL, I STRUCK OIL!
Mr Tein, a Nigerian working in the oil industry as an engineering service provider, his dream of owning an oil block came true, thanks to the grace of God and His infinite greatness! Mr Tein had been in business for 14 years but he was not the happiest. He had always wanted to do something sustainable. His dream was to own an oil block which he believed would rewrite his history. His brother invited him to come to The SCOAN to seek the face of God. At first he was reluctant. But on insistence from his brother, he came to The SCOAN where he prayed and received the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker. After the visit, his attitude changed and things in his life started to transform as he started to be more focused on the things of God. One day, a friend told him that one of the giant oil companies, was looking for investors to run some of their facilities. He was excited but realised he did not have the connections. He decided to come to The SCOAN with his documents for prayer. Weeks after he had submitted the papers, he discovered that the oil giant was actually disposing of the said assets. When he called to make an offer of interest, he was told that he was too late. He remembered the Anointing Water he had received at The SCOAN and continued to pray with it, in Jesus’ name. After three weeks, he received a call that his company had been accepted to be one of the many companies that had shown interest to buy the facility. All this time, he did not have the finances. His company was not well known and had no international recognition.
He held on to the Word of God and the encouragement of Prophet T.B. Joshua and kept watching Emmanuel TV. To own an oil block, one needs to have a big company as well as connections in high places of government. The 25 companies that had submitted their letters of intent were among the biggest all over the world. Mr Tein kept praying with the Anointing Water and he was called and asked to submit a bid after successfully passing preliminary screening. However, they gave him a strict deadline to meet. He prayed over it again and was miraculously able to raise the requisite funds to put together a bid right on the dot of the deadline. While the big companies were negotiating their way, he spent his time at The SCOAN, praying. He met the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua and told him about his situation. To his surprise, Prophet T.B. Joshua simply gave him the Anointing water.
While he was still at The SCOAN, some people in the oil sector called and told him that he was just wasting his time praying because they were just about to clinch the deal. Instead of distracting him, this increased his grip on God. He prayed that if the God who is worshipped at The SCOAN is a true God, He would qualify him despite his shortfalls. One day at home, he received a teleconference call while he was praying along with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. He was told: “Your company was not the biggest of the bidders, your bid was not the highest and your technical documents were no better than the others; but you are successful!”
Today, Mr Tein’s company has become an oil and petroleum producing firm after seeing off stiff competition from the world’s big players. He promised to make a difference in Africa especially among the youth. He advised that everything is possible for one who believes and that the ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua is truly a ministry from God.
21 CALLED TO THE BAR AFTER ENCOUNTER WITH MAN OF GOD!
Standing elegantly in their immaculate black suits worn over starched white shirts, the seven young men and one young woman had an air of importance about them. When they introduced themselves as barristers, no one had any reason to doubt their credentials. The eight had come to say, “Thank You, Lord”. They represented a group of 21 students from the Nigerian Law School who came to The SCOAN in August to seek the face of God over spiritual warfares they were helplessly battling with. They had all been experiencing setbacks in their studies and decided to meet the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. One of the graduates, Paul Negedu – now a fully accredited lawyer, explained that they had all been facing evil attacks and that one student at the university had collapsed one day and died. Many were falling sick from unexplainable illnesses. In his own case, he had nightmares and would hear a voice tell him he would not make it. “It was like all the demons from my village had been mobilised to attack me,” said the 28-year old.
When they came to The SCOAN, they had the opportunity to meet with the man of God who gave them the Anointing Water. They all ministered it, in Jesus’ name and all 21 students passed their examinations. Two weeks ago, they were called to the bar! To prove that God was now fighting their battles, Barrister Negedu said that one night before he wrote his exam, he saw one of the wise men rescue him from a lion. A day before his examination, he said, he was in serious pain the source he could not explain. He ministered the Anointing Water and went to sleep. That night in his dream, he saw the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua tell him that he was free. Barrister Okou Sunny, another of the graduates, testified that he is now an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, while barrister Erhiga Ibru testified that she has become the only graduate in her family of 11 children. “Believe in God; He will see you through,” she said.
FROM POVERTY TO ABUNDANCE
Mrs Khomotso Legavha from South Africa was all smiles when she appeared before The SCOAN congregation on Sunday to testify the greatness of God for setting her free from the shackles of poverty and elevating her to financial greatness. She had been facing poverty, hardship, limitation and disappointment. The poverty was so severe that she was not even able to pay for her children’s school fees. Buying a car was a luxury she could not even afford to think of. It was in the midst of such financial woes that she decided to sell their house. No one would buy it even at a reduced price. She watched Emmanuel TV and marvelled at the great miracles God was performing. She decided to come to The SCOAN, the Arena of Liberty. Her husband borrowed money to finance the trip. When she came to The SCOAN, she received the Anointing Water which she ministered, in Jesus’ name. What happened after that was a real miracle only possible with God – the house she had been struggling to dispose of, was sold at its original price. She is now the owner of a car and has built a new, bigger executive house. She advised people facing similar challenges to learn to wait for God’s time.
NURSE’S HEARING RESTORED AFTER PRAYER
Mrs Marie Danielle Colas, a qualified nurse from New York, USA, came to The SCOAN with the problem of loss of hearing. She had been suffering from the problem since birth and for eight years, she had been using hearing aids. Doctors had told her that the hearing devices were the only solution available. This affected her job as she could not communicate well or assess her patients properly. She came to The SCOAN last week and was prayed for by the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua at the prayer line. Immediately after the prayer she received from Prophet T.B. Joshua, she was able to hear without the hearing aids. Thank You, Jesus!
FOOTBALLER SHOOTS TO THE TOP AFTER EMMANUEL TV PRAYER
There, indeed, is enough available anointing and all it needs is for one to use faith to put a demand. Such has been the case with Nigerian professional footballer, Dumaka Francis Ifeanyi, who plies his trade in Thailand. For three years, the skilled footballer who plays behind the main striker had suffered an injury to his leg, which hindered his ability to perform to expectation. He could not notch a single goal for the whole season and this did not please his manager who called him aside and told him he would be paid off. He was confused and the threat did not help matters on the pitch. Luckily for him, another team invited him to play for them although they had reservations over his ability due to his goal-draught-form. One day, he was watching the game between Nigeria and South Africa. He saw one of his friends score two goals. He called him and asked what his secret was and what God he was serving. The friend gave him a link to watch Emmanuel TV. Dumaka Francis Ifeanyi then prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua. After praying, he said, he had a dream where he saw himself defeat an enemy and when he woke up, he had great energy and relief. Previously, he would have so many thoughts going through his mind that he would be confused. That day, he gained his manager’s favour to play. He told the congregants: “No matter how I played on the field, the ball would always end up coming back to me. I scored a goal, equalising for my club to win an important point.”
That marked his comeback as he went on to the prowl of a star-studded performance, scoring seven goals in a row and helping his team to a league victory. Not only that; he won the top goal-scorer and most valuable player of the season award. He showed clips of him scoring sensational goals for his club. He advised, “Believe in God and even your opponent will favour you.”
CONTROVERSY OVER CAR: PROPHESY SETS MAN FREE!
Mr Tony Akoma from Delta State, Nigeria was experiencing setbacks in his job. People owed him huge sums of money and were not paying him back. However, instead of being told about his financial hardships when he came to The SCOAN, he received a prophecy from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua that there was a controversy over a car. When he got back home, he prayed with the Anointing Water and ministered it on his company documents in Jesus’ name. Soon, people who owed him money, started to call and pay him back. With the money, he started to build a house. He explained that before his visit to The SCOAN, he had given a friend a large sum of money to get him a car. The friend told him it would take three weeks. It did not happen. The friend kept making excuses. The saga lasted over a year. He had actually forgotten about the car. This was the controversy that fulfilled the prophecy of the man of God. However, the prophecy came with a solution. He received a call that his car was ready and he should go and collect it.
He is now the owner of a Land Rover Jeep. Due to the new lease of life he is experiencing, Mr Akoma decided to share his joy with others in his community by sponsoring a football club. They registered for the Delta State Division One League and they were the least of the 52 clubs that had registered. The club was formed six months before the tournament. They won the league and became champions of the Delta State League. He had promised God that if they won, he would bring the trophy to The SCOAN. On Sunday, they came to dedicate the trophy to God and to testify the fulfilment of the prophecy from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua.
The service, telecast live on Emmanuel TV, closed with the mass prayer ministered by the wise men.