What a befitting service of worship to herald Christmas, last Sunday was! From carols and displays by Sunday school children to the amazing preaching that centered on the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ, there could probably be no better way to usher in the festivities. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, ministered to the congregation and by the power of the Holy Spirit set people free from all forms of afflictions in the name of Jesus Christ. He ministered at the prayer line where he prophesied to people who came from all over the world.
Wise Man Christopher preached on the topic: “Jesus Christ – The Sinner’s Only Saviour”, a message for the season. Drawing his proof text from: Matthew 1:21 and John 14:6, Wise Man Christopher resonated that Christ whose birth Christians are celebrating “is the Way, the Truth and the Life.”
“As the Way, He is the reality. There is no reality outside Him. As the Truth, He is the source of our lives, strength and the reason of our being. As the Life, He is the end of it. And that life is eternal life – that is, the nature of God,” he vehemently stated adding, “No man can approach God without a Mediator. The sinners cannot reach God except through Him. The unsaved or unbelievers might cry to God for a thousand years, if there is no Mediator, there is no hope for them.”
He said Jesus Christ came because relationship and fellowship were broken through sin and therefore, came to restore the relationship and fellowship between God and man and to re-establish the wholeness or the glory that man had before the fall. He encouraged Christians to show their appreciation to Him by giving every good thing the Lord has given them – strength, time, faith and love.
“Then, we are not only meeting the needs of God’s people, we are at the same time showing appreciation for His provision,” he said.
Below are some of the testimonies from a few of the people who received the touch of God through various evangelical mediums. Stay blessed!
FAMILY BREAKS THROUGH AFTER YEARS OF TOIL
Faith, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua has always said, is a channel through which the anointing of God flows. The moment one puts a demand with faith, he receives. Such has been the case with Mrs Rebekah Ahorsu from Ghana who came to give glory to God for what He has done in her life. She and her husband (an immigration officer) had been planning to build a primary school for several years but it had not been possible. Her husband also had been expecting a promotion but none came his way. They had become discouraged but decided not to give up and came to The SCOAN where they had seen many people testify of God’s greatness as the Provider. When they came, they received the Anointing Water which they took home and ministered with faith, in the name of Jesus Christ, putting forward a demand for their breakthrough. Within four weeks, her husband who was Assistant Controller was promoted to a higher rank as Regional Assistant Controller! She was also granted finances that enabled her to build the Primary School. The school is now up and running with 30 pupils enrolled. She advised viewers to believe in God and have faith, saying, “You will have your double breakthrough too.” Glory to God!
DRY BONES RISE AGAIN! JESUS RESTORES ROTTEN JAW
Another faith-lifting testimony came from Mrs Harriet Mpinganjira, wife to Malawi’s Minister of Information Hon. Brown Mpinganjira. She was having the problem of a rotten tooth and because of this problem; she was visiting the dentist every other day. She survived on injections, painkillers and other medication to reduce the pain and hopefully bring some sort of solution. However, the problem did not go away. In quest of a permanent solution, she came to The SCOAN and had the opportunity to be prayed for by Prophet T.B. Joshua. She also received the Anointing Water. When she went back to her country, she ministered and prayed with the Anointing Water and quickly forgot about the problem as the pain had simply disappeared. Her dentist, worried that he had not heard from his client for an unusual length of time, called her out of concern and told her to come in for an appointment. Upon examination, her dentist was shocked because the problem had completely disappeared. He confessed to her that she actually had a rotten jaw but that he could not find the courage to announce the bad news to her as he had no solution. She then told him about the Anointing Water and how God had healed her through this medium.
“Never doubt the Anointing Water; God is using it. Even if you cannot come to Nigeria (The SCOAN), distance is not a barrier to God’s power,” said Mrs Mpinganjira who was accompanied by her daughter to confirm the mother’s testimony.
WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE: US & UK VISA GRANTED!
Mr Mike Kofi, a Chartered Accountant and Tax Consultant in Ghana who is also the President of the West African Union of Tax Institutes, testified how God gave him breakthrough with his visa. His son, a Harvard Medical School student successfully graduated. Mr and Mrs Kofi were invited to the white coat ceremony for their son in the USA but their visas were denied. They came to The SCOAN and received a bottle of the Anointing Water. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua told them to minister it and pray before going for the next visa appointment. They did exactly as instructed. What had been a great and stubborn problem, faltered and they received a huge miracle. They were given a five-year US visa and a five year multiple entry UK visa. They had tried several times in three years to get these visas for a single visit to no avail but God answered their prayers with a miracle and gave them more than they ever dreamed of. Thank You, Jesus!
DIPLOMAT RESCUED FROM ALCOHOL ADDICTION
Mrs Obla Victoria Ojeka, a Nigerian diplomat working in Botswana told of how the devil had toyed with her life by giving her addiction to alcohol until God freed her from satan’s clutches. Mrs Ojeka’s traced her drinking habit to growing up in a household where drinking alcohol is regarded as normal. As she grew up and went to university, she began drinking every day.
When she graduated and started earning a living, she said she had to drink in the morning, in the afternoon and in the evening every day for 35 years. If anyone challenged her, she would tell them, “It’s my money!” She would carry garlic and mints to cover the smell of alcohol. Even her children were embarrassed because people would tease them about their mother’s drinking habits. During meetings, she would write down what she wanted to say for others to say it so that people would not smell the alcohol on her breath. Her drinking had become a burden and she wanted to stop.
“I tried to fast for four days but on the final day, I would break with alcohol,” she said. She came to The SCOAN albeit for a different reason. When she got home, one night, she had a strange dream in which people were pouring drinks into her cup. When she woke up, the 54 year-old became annoyed with her situation and tuned in to Emmanuel TV. She placed her hand on the screen and prayed with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua for God to set her free from the addiction after which she vomited. The next morning she was called to an emergency meeting and forgot to take her ‘morning wine’. Till the end of the day, she did not take a sip of alcohol and for a whole week, she did not drink any alcohol. She opened a bottle of wine in her house but could not stand the smell.
“I threw it away. And for the first time I discovered that my kitchen stunk like a beer”.
Nine months on, she is alcohol free from an addiction of 35 years. There are really no better words to sum this wonderful testimony but to say: Thank You, Jesus!
COACH SCORES LATE WINNER TO SHAME THE DEVIL!
Coach James Peter is a prominent personality for followers of Nigerian football. He has managed at various levels under the Nigerian Football Federation. He had been having a successful career and things were going well until 2010 when he led the Nigerian female football team to the world cup in Germany. They came out second but his name was not among those commended. Then, he was invited to assist taking the under 20 women’s team, the Super Falcons to Trinidad and Tobago which he did. Sometime later, he was fired a day before taking his team to South Africa for no apparent reason. These setbacks in his career continued for a period of three years. Coming to The SCOAN, he received the Anointing Water which he ministered on himself in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Seven days later, he received an appointment letter from the Confederation of African Football (CAF), to go for a course for professional coaches. After completing the course, he was appointed to Technical Director of The Nigerian Football Federation and became a coach approved by the Confederation of African Football. What the devil stole from him for many years, God has restored!
JESUS HEALED, DELIVERED ME! SINGAPORE CRUSADE TESTIMONY
There is never a sickness Jesus cannot heal! He heals all forms of ailments and Mr Joseph, a retired Army Warrant Officer from Singapore exemplifies it all. He and his wife were at the ‘Singapore For Christ Crusade’ with Prophet T.B. Joshua held seven years ago. At the crusade which was charged with the power of the Holy Spirit, great wonders and miracles were performed in the name of Jesus Christ. Many people were delivered and healed that week. He had imbalance, deafness in one ear and was bedwetting. The imbalance and deafness caused him not to be able to drive or work effectively. He went to see many doctors but it did not help. He also visited spiritualists. As a result of his encounter with spiritualists, evil spirits started to speak to him.
“They would speak to me and I would actually see them physically sitting beside me in my car,” he said.
It was while he was in the midst of such spiritual warfare and sicknesses that his friend told him about the Singapore Crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua. He decided to attend with his son. At the crusade, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for his son who immediately fell down. At that moment, still tormented by the wicked demons, he heard another voice say, “Get out; this is my son!” The demons left him and he received his deliverance. From that day on, he was healed of deafness. He no longer hears evil spirits directing him and the bedwetting stopped. Praise God!
PROMOTED FOUR RANKS AFTER YEARS OF STAGNATION
Mrs Alice Lesole from South Africa had been looking for a promotion as a police officer. Since 2011, she had not been given a promotion. Each time she would ask for a promotion, they would tell her ‘next time.’ Her daughter gave her the Anointing Water she had received from a friend and she prayed and ministered it in the name of Jesus Christ, believing for a breakthrough. When the time came for her promotion, she placed her credentials on the screen of Emmanuel TV and prayed. Shortly, she was called for an interview. Right before the interview, she ministered the Anointing Water and went inside. After the interview, she received a promotion and not just a mere promotion, she was promoted four ranks at once, to Lieutenant Police Officer! Another testimony she shared was that she had ceased menstruation for many years. The problem was so severe, the doctors even wanted to operate and remove her womb but she said no. She ministered the Anointing Water and her menstruation returned miraculously. This is God’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes. How great is our God!