All roads, in the last two weeks, have led to The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria. The Arena of Liberty, as it is fondly referred to, has been a beehive of activities with worshippers pouring in from all walks of life and all corners of the world for one major purpose – to humble themselves before God and seek His face as they bid farewell to 2013 and step into 2014. This made the last Sunday service a memorable one to behold. Among the visitors who graced the service were Malawi’s President, Dr Joyce Banda and her husband, retired Chief Justice Richard Banda. A delegation from the nation of South Sudan was also in attendance from the country’s president, General Salva Kiir Mayardit. They came in appreciation of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prophetic message a few months ago concerning the crisis that recently engulfed the new nation, requesting prayers for Divine intervention.
The service was also lit up with stars from many sectors of society. Kimmy Skota, a professional opera singer from South Africa who got delivered at the recent Anointing Water Revival held at the New Bingley Hall in Brimingham, UK, came to share her testimony. The singer, who has in her life time performed before high profile audiences across the globe, did more than just testify – she performed alongside The SCOAN choir, to the glory of God and amazement of the congregation. Also on call, to the surprise of Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide and football followers in particular, was Nigeria’s national football team midfielder Ogenyi Onazi. The player, who plies his professional trade at Lazio in Italy, was an amazement to watch as he masterfully manned the church’s keyboard. Onazi is a product of The SCOAN’s youth football team, My People FC and used to play the instrument for the church choir before he ventured on his illustrious football career.
Again, God’s power manifested in abundance through healings, deliverances and prophecies as Prophet T.B. Joshua moved among the congregation ministering prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit. He spoke about the coming year, describing it as a bridge; a delicate, sensitive year. The man of God said, “It is a bridge that connects one to another. If the year is a bridge, what exactly will you expect? It means you have to live modestly. Cut your coat according to your size. It is not a time to walk arrogantly or a time to be proud. A time to cross a bridge is a time to be very careful.”
He continued, “Destiny will work beautifully next year. Destiny – exactly what God has destined for you. If you are very careful, you will cross the bridge successfully. Please, you have to return back to your destiny. What is the meaning of destiny? It is the way of the Lord. This year, you have to return to the way of the Lord!”
Wise Man Daniel preached on the message: ALLOW GOD TO DECIDE which hinged on man’s vulnerability to making wrong decisions when faced with challenges. Picking as proof text Acts 16:18-25, which talks of Paul and Silas’ incarceration, he said it is obvious that before God Almighty came to their rescue in the prison, the two were confined to the harsh realities of life – ‘a very tensed and difficult situation that offered them the opportunity to grumble, to murmur and rebel against their God.’
“But as genuine Christians, instead of seeing their God in bad light, they chose to praise and worship Him. It is in a tensed and difficult situation like this we know the difference between real Christians and professing Christians. As a Christian, if you were to find yourself in the same situation Paul and Silas found themselves, what decision would you have made? Remember, at that point when everything seemed to suggest that, there was no hope and no future, if they were not members of the household of faith, they would have given in to fear and then begin to rebel against their God,” he said, adding however, “they never did that because they knew that the devil wants us – children of God – to curse God while under pains, difficulties or harsh realities of life.”
He said instead of murmuring and grumbling, Christians should let God decide for them. “As a Christian, what becomes of you today depends on how much you involve God in your matter (Psalm 37:5-6). What you will be tomorrow depends on the choices you make today. Remember, blessed is the man who makes Christ Jesus his source; for he will see the reason for his believing, even in hard times,” he stated.
Scores of people came forward to testify the greatness of God in their life. Here, however, are but a few of the testimonies and we believe that you shall be blessed and come with your own testimony, in Jesus name!
CONFESSIONS FROM THE MARINE WORLD:
Mrs Florence Ucheanya was brought up accustomed to supernatural experiences. At a tender age of five, a ‘mermaid’ appeared to her in a dream, stating that it was her mother. When Florence questioned her biological mother, she confessed that when she was about to give birth to her, some strange beings came to her in a dream to attest that the baby in her womb belonged to them. Growing up, Mrs Ucheanya began to receive instructions from these demonic forces which were appearing to her physically on a regular basis, especially when she was close to a river. One day she had gone to a nearby river only to see a half-human-half-fish creature leap from the river laugh at her. Her mother had previously warned her from going to the river alone. Upon reaching university, she decided to become a Christian and began preaching to young children. However, the deep spiritual entanglements were still very much intact and her involvement in the dark marine world seemed only to intensify. She would nightly attend spiritual meetings in the ‘red sea’ where devilish assignments were dished out, all for the purpose of destruction. After refusing to carry out their intentions, her disobedience backfired in the form of terrible afflictions. Eventually she got married against the severe warnings from the dark entities that possessed her. The spiritualist she went to in search of a solution said the only way out was for her to be buried alive in a grave. Desperate and pushed to her limits, she acceded and was taken to a graveyard. As the sand was slowly heaped upon her body, Mrs Ucheanya found herself spiritually transported into the ocean in the midst of demons. They said she would return to earth on the condition that love was not a word permitted in her dictionary, she would never have a child and would leave the earth aged by 30.
Florence said that her marriage had been characterized by extreme turmoil and distress. Peace was both elusive and evasive. A giant man would sleep with her on a nightly basis, causing constant fights between her and her husband, to the extent that she even kicked her husband in his male organ so that they would not be able to meet as husband and wife again. The nightmare continued as a voice began instructing her to masturbate and then to steal. Anytime she went to public places, a nauseating urge would overpower her to take items, only regaining her senses after the damage was done. It came to a point in her life that suicide seemed the best option as her whole existence became hellish and miserable!
It was at this lowest ebb of her life that hope came in an extraordinary form. Her spiritual husband appeared to her physically to say that death was nigh as he was assigned to kill her that night. At this moment, her husband brought forth the Anointing Water he had received at The SCOAN and ministered it in the atmosphere, knowing that an intense spiritual combat was ensuing. Suddenly, Mrs Ucheanya saw Prophet T.B. Joshua appear in the room, stretching forth his hand towards her violent spiritual husband who was attempting to strangle her. At that moment, she saw fire descend and consume the demonic being! Thereafter, the family decided they must visit The SCOAN for total deliverance. The kingdom of darkness however had a sinister plan. The satanic forces visited her to say that she was being sent to The SCOAN to fight and destroy Prophet T.B. Joshua; and so she became more reinforced for the battle of light and darkness in The SCOAN.
At The SCOAN Prayer Line, a mighty spiritual battle occurred. As Prophet T.B. Joshua approached her, a bestially demonic anger welled up within Florence and she attempted to attack. However, her effort to move towards the prophet was thwarted by a blinding light that erupted from where he was standing. At this point, Mrs Ucheanya saw Heavenly angels surround The SCOAN environment, alongside a tall man in brilliant light whose name was written on his chest, ‘Son of David – Jesus Christ’. Light conquered darkness and Florence saw the demons that had manipulated and messed up her entire life leaving her body! Ever since her deliverance, Mrs Ucheanya said that she could say for the first time that she loved her husband. She no longer hears voices instructing her toward devilish vices nor is her sleep interrupted by hellish encounters. When she did see the marine forces appear to her in the dream to threaten that they would deal with her for exposing them, she subsequently saw Prophet T.B. Joshua appear to tell them to leave as she is now a daughter of Christ!
Mr Ucheanya, a professional football referee and lecturer of Mass Communication at Nigeria’s Federal Polytechnic, Bida, testified that his wife had completely become a changed person after her deliverance. He exhorted people to know the value of the blessing God had given to this generation in the form of Prophet T.B. Joshua believing that the setbacks in his professional career are now a thing of the past since the forces behind his stagnancy had been removed through the deliverance of his wife. He advised couples encountering marital challenges not separate when such spiritual entanglements manifest but rather they should seek deliverance from Jesus Christ.
PASTOR SET FREE FROM MASTURBATION AND LUST
Pastor Daniel Dogbe from Ghana was addicted to masturbation for 25 years. This problem had affected his business, marriage, ministry and everything about him. As a minister of God, he had tried on his own to pray against it, but it just was not working. One day, a police officer introduced him to Emmanuel TV and advised him to always touch the screen of Emmanuel TV for prayer. He did and instantly, something came out of him and that was the end of the 25 years of battle with masturbation and lust that had wrecked his life. Since then, his life, business and everything about him has changed to the glory of God. He is now being invited to many countries to preach the gospel. It has been about a year after his deliverance through praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua. He has not had the urge to masturbate anymore. He advised other pastors who are fighting urges of the flesh not to be deceived by the devil with pride, but to look for other anointed men of God who can set them free. “Many pastors are ashamed to come here and this is what is responsible for their limitation. I am calling all of you to come here and receive your deliverance,” he said, joyfully praising the Lord!
OPERA SUPERSTAR DELIVERED THROUGH ANOINTING WATER!
Miss Kimmy Skota, a world renowned opera singer, was extraordinarily gifted yet faced terrible nightmares and career setbacks. She was privileged to travel worldwide with Andre Rieu and the Johann Strauss Orchestra to audiences of millions, yet anytime she was about to sing, a strange tremor would grip her voice and hands, oftentimes affecting the quality of her performance. She would shake and shiver with fear. All this, she kept to herself until, one day, she confided in an old friend. The friend introduced her to Emmanuel TV. She watched evil spirits manifest in people, claiming to be responsible for their setbacks and other strange habits. She was dumbfounded and realised it was deliverance she required to break out of the cycle of limitation in progress that had plagued her life and career. After hearing about the Anointing Water Revival in Birmingham, UK, she decided to fly from her base, the Netherlands, to UK to receive a special touch from Heaven. After being ministered with the Anointing Water, the evil spirit within her manifested and spoke: “We buried her photo, she will never shine again. On stage we make her shake and she becomes afraid!” But darkness shall never prevail over light. The demon was cast out by the superior power in the name of Jesus Christ. Ever since her deliverance, Kimmy testified that all fear, nightmares and the strange tremors that affected her vocal performance completely disappeared.
“I want to thank Jesus for saving my life,” she tearfully concluded. The South African-born opera singer then raised her great voice to God as she sang before The SCOAN congregation: ‘Pie-Jesu – Merciful Jesus’ and later ‘Panis Angelicus – Bread of Angels’.
Dr Towindo Tichaona, a Finance Director from Mozambique, came to The SCOAN to testify to the goodness of God in his and her wife’s life. For the past three years, he had been struggling with his doctoral degree program. Two weeks before his graduation, he received a call from the director of the university where he was studying telling him that one of the subjects must be sat for again without which his graduation along with others would be a mirage! His wife visited The SCOAN and received the Anointing Water and the Anointing Sticker which he dubbed as ‘TBJ machine gun’. He prayed that God should help him to correct each mistake in his thesis. He placed the Anointing Sticker on his thesis and ministered the Anointing Water to each page of his thesis and, to the glory of God, the spirit of setback was cast away and he received favour from above. His thesis was instantly approved. Out of the 30 people who started the doctoral program, 27 dropped and only three remained. He is one of the three people and the graduation was not postponed. The graduation was presided over by president of Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, who handed over his degree. Two weeks ago, Dr Tichaona was also promoted with a salary twice as much as before.
His wife also testified that during her visit to The SCOAN, her prayer point was that God should open the door of breakthrough for his family. When she went back to Mozambique, she was scheduled for a job interview which she passed without answering any tough question – it was just like chatting. She was then granted a job as an auditor. Indeed, Jesus can make a way, even when there seems to be no way!
JESUS TURNED BREECHED BABY AROUND
Mrs Modupe Akintunde from Kaduna State, Nigeria came to The SCOAN with a problem of breech presentation of her baby. She had been experiencing extraordinary pains with her pregnancy. She went to the hospital for examination where an x-ray, exposed a breeched baby. The doctor advised the only way out for her would be for her to go for an operation in order to save her life and the baby. Her husband, who had seen similar cases reversed in the mighty name of Jesus Christ at The SCOAN, decided otherwise. He rushed her to The SCOAN where she was arranged at the prayer line. Immediately she saw Prophet T.B. Joshua, even before the prayer, her baby started turning to the normal position and the pain disappeared. She delivered her baby safely without any operation. Praise the Lord! What doctors cannot do, Jesus can do it for you!
The Sunday service closed with Mass prayer which the wise men ministered and, glory to God, many evil spirits were exposed and cast out in the name of Jesus Christ. Remain blessed and we look forward to receiving your testimony this New Year, 2014!