How mighty and yet faithful God is! He continues to reign with power, breaking yokes and setting the imprisoned free. Last Sunday was no different at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria where He prevailed over satan who brings tension and makes people to be under bondage. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, ministered to both viewers all over the world and mammoth congregants who came from near and far, declaring them free, in Jesus’ name. Those afflicted with evil spirits were delivered just as the sick received healing by the power of the Holy Spirit. The man of God also led the congregation in praying for the nations of the world.
Earlier, Wise Man Racine preached a message, titled, INVOLVE GOD, which centred on the need to align oneself with the right direction – God’s direction – where the Holy Spirit supplies the inspiration for what to see, hear and do. Quoting Acts 16:7, he said, “God is looking for you. He sees us when we abide in His Word and His Word abides in us. He’s looking for you because He sees something you do not see. He sees far ahead. He is busy planting the seed of what you are becoming. He is looking for you because He is the Spirit of prophecy that reveals the future events; He wants to bring the future into you, showing you the direction and destination to follow”.
The service was rich with amazing testimonies too many to be featured here. We give you a few of them.
VOICE OF RESURRECTION FROM HEAVEN!
Who rescues but Jesus; who saves but God! Mr Nnamdi Isaac from Anambra State in Nigeria is a living example. One day, as he was travelling on a motorcycle in a busy street, a big bus hit him. The impact was so big that the bus had its windscreen shattered. He was left with head injuries and he passed out. His inert body was rushed to various hospitals. Later, while still in the world of sub-consciousness, he heard a voice ask him where his Anointing Water from The SCOAN was. He answered the voice, “Anointing Water, I don’t have but my Anointing Sticker, I have”. He placed his hand in his pocket and fished out his Anointing Sticker. Just as he did so, he stirred and opened his eyes. He was back to life! However, none of those in the vicinity including doctors, said that they had asked for the Anointing Water. The owner of the voice remained a mystery. But one thing was true and everyone could attest to – a Heavenly voice had spoken to him and God had brought him back to life. Explaining the experience, Mr Isaac said that whenever he is leaving home, he prays and ministers the Anointing Water to himself and carries his Anointing Sticker with him. He advised, “Believe and trust in God. Carry your Anointing Sticker with you. God will protect you, in Jesus’ name”.
FROM MARKING TIME TO FORWARD MARCH
Chief Superintendent of Customs, Ugoamadi Emeka Steven was an exemplified figure of frustration. Nothing ever seemed to be working. The term ‘promotion’ had become almost non-existent. The last time he experienced a rise was in 2008 when he was promoted to the position of Superintendent of Customs Service. After that, the pulley to the top ground to a stop and watched many people fly past him. To make matters worse, promotion was dependent on the vacancies available. It was not surprising therefore that when delayed promotions were finally due this year, he became jittery. He was so anxious that he did not know what to do. He decided to run to God and came to The SCOAN where he met the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who gave him the Anointing Water and assured him that all was well. Back home, he prayed with it, in the name of Jesus Christ, asking for God to intervene in his case because he had no power of his own. When the names were eventually released, he discovered that his prayer had not escaped the ears of God. Today, he is Chief Superintendent of Customs Service. What he could not achieve on his own, God has given him. “Hold on to God. The Anointing Water is an instrument God is using to save His people in these end times,” he said.
PROPHECY SOLVES CITIZENSHIP MYSTERY
When Mr Benjamin Ani first came to The SCOAN, he was completely bowed down in financial bondage and looking for a quick way out of his problems. His family was experiencing financial hardship to the extent that he could not feed them the way he used to. Neither could he pay his children’s school fees. He had been a successful importer when suddenly things tumbled and crushed. All his efforts to re-establish himself yielded nothing. He was no longer the big importer he once was and was neck deep into debt. To make matters worse, he was having vicious evil attacks in which his assailants were using his wife’s face in his dreams to bring hatred and confusion in the marriage.
Reduced to nothing and living hand-to-mouth, he decided to come to The SCOAN, hoping for a divine encounter. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, called him out and gave him a prophecy. To his surprise, it had nothing to do with his financial woes or the evil forces that were giving him scary dreams. Mr Ani had expected the man of God to speak to him about his financial nightmares. Instead, the prophet asked him where his passports were. Prophet T.B. Joshua continued, saying that Mr Ani was having a hindrance with his business because if he didn’t travel, there was no way he could get his business done.
Working towards travelling out of the country, Mr Ani borrowed money in an attempt to get a visa to travel. He also put up his jeep for sale – that was the only property he had remaining. Every embassy he applied for a visa at turned him down and he became confused. After all his efforts had failed, he decided to sit back and wait. Little did he know that God cannot be rushed and, at the same time, that every true prophet of God will live to see that which he has prophesied come to pass.
Meanwhile, the family had been embroiled in a citizenship dilemma. His wife was born in Germany – her father is a Nigerian while her mother is from France. The wife’s mother died when she was very small and the father brought her back to Nigeria. Since then, there had been no contact with France. She tried to get a French citizenship but was told that it was not possible because the mother was no more and there was no way that the French government could trace where she was born.
Incidentally, after receiving the prophecy, Prophet T.B. Joshua had also given them the Anointing Water. Mr Ani prayed with it and ministered it, in Jesus’ name. They believed that the issue of citizenship would be good in every member of the family. After they filled in the forms, they submitted them. Soon after that, the French government gave them citizenship – both the national ID card and passport! Soon, they will be travelling to France to establish themselves there.
“We should always have patience, especially when we are in a difficult situation,” he advised.
MIGHTY POWER THAT SEES NO RECESSION
Recession is no laughing matter. It destroys unsparingly. Companies close and people lose jobs. It explains why Mr Koketso Selekanyo from Botswana was exasperated when meltdown crept into their national economy. He watched businesses close one after another and became increasingly worried over his own which specialised on selling hydraulic parts for machines. He was dismayed and asked Jesus to help give him direction.
Not long afterwards, he had the opportunity to come to The SCOAN where he was prayed for and given the Anointing Water. When he went back to Botswana, he started to pray with the Anointing Water and ministered it in his office and shop. He prayed to God to rescue his business. Before he knew it, many customers started to call his company wanting to buy from him. His company started to grow beyond his expectation. It was like there was no recession at all to the extent that he was able to buy a brand new car! Mr Selekanyo decided to share his blessings through philanthropy and started to bless the community around them. Since that time, God has blessed him tremendously and he now orders products from as far away as China.
He advised, “When problems come, kneel down and ask Jesus to give you direction. As you continue to minister the Anointing Water, God will continue to bless you more and more”.