The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, straight from a pastors’ conference in South Korea, on Sunday engaged the congregation with an inspiring and powerful teaching on faith. Referring to various scriptures in the Bible, he said people should not look at themselves as the basis for faith but at God because faith cannot be manufactured. Faith, he explained, grows naturally and spontaneously the more one knows God.
“Never ask yourself if you have faith. The more you ask yourself these questions, the less your faith. We are not talking of faith in faith or faith in yourself; we are talking of faith in God. You cannot manufacture faith. If faith would be in pastors or saints, faith would be weak and fragile,” he said, adding, “Faith is holding on to what God has promised. Whether your faith is great or small is not the issue. The issue is, if God has promised, will He lie or change? Your coming here shows you know God. And when you know God, faith will spontaneously grow. You are committing yourself and your things to Someone smarter, cleverer and more powerful – that is why you are here.”
Aided by the scriptures in John 14:25-27 and Romans 10:17, he said, “Faith comes out by hearing the Word of Christ. If my Father promised me something, I believe He will give me that thing. My belief is solid because I believe on the promise of my Father. If God’s Word is Spirit, it is capable of developing a spiritual force within our heart called faith. Ask God to give you the grace not to be ignorant of your faith under the tension and pressure of your sickness, disease, temptation, limitation.”
Earlier in the day, Wise Man Christopher preached a life-transforming message titled, ‘Positive Examples’ whose proof text was Matthew 5:17-20 and centred on the lifestyle of Jesus Christ as a worthy example who stood against evil not just by His Words but also by His deeds.
He explained, “Many have fallen because of being influenced by people who set a bad example. All of us have had a father, friend, mentor or coach but not all of us have had a father, friend, mentor or a coach we want to be like. This ought to motivate us to seek out a worthy example. Jesus Christ, the Son of the living God, is the worthy example. When we have a relationship with Jesus Christ, we will change and become men or women who are directed by the Holy Ghost, not by the influence of others. Only then, are we Christians.”
ARMED ROBBERS FLEE IN FACE OF ANOINTING STICKER
This is no drama. It is a true manifestation of how no weapon fashioned against God’s children, shall prosper. On the fateful day, Mr Ikechukwu Muomalu who is based in South Africa had gone to the bank to withdraw a large sum of money. Mounted on a motorbike, he headed home. Little did he know that armed robbers were tailing him for the money. As he drove past a bustling market street, he was pulled over and ordered to hand over the cash. He hesitated when, suddenly, one of the robbers pulled out his gun, uncorked it, and pointed it at him. It was now a matter of life and death with only the money in his bag a deciding factor. Just then, before he could hand over his cash, he remembered something precious he was carrying in his pocket – the Anointing Sticker! Thrusting his hand in his pocket, he fished out the Anointing Sticker and flashed it at the armed robbers who looked astonished. But what was more astounding was that they wilted, retreated and sped off! No bullet was fired and no money snatched. The powerful hand of God, invisible to the human eye, had reigned.
Previously, Mr Muomalu used to be a target of armed robbers. His location was frequently attacked and he was not spared. He was also facing financial limitations to the extent that he could not take proper care of his family until he came to The SCOAN where he received the Anointing Water and Stickers. Gradually, his fortunes improved and his faith that God can use any medium to manifest His power, strengthened. Confronted with the armed robbers situation, he could think of no other amour but that of Jesus Christ through the Anointing Sticker.
He advised, “Whatever situation you are in, put your trust in God, and solution will come.”
DELAYED PROMOTION RELEASED
In spite of all his credentials, Mr Odekina Abimaje was frustrated by nine years of stagnation and career failure. He remained a lecturer at the same federal polytechnic without promotion and did not even have the opportunity to progress a PhD ambition. He recalled working hard like a horse but had nothing to show for it until he ran to The SCOAN. During his visit to The SCOAN, he was touched by one of the Wise Men and he did not fall as he had expected to be assured that he had been indeed delivered. Having collected the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker, he returned home and placed the Anointing Sticker between his credentials. When he retired to bed, he had a dream of Prophet T.B. Joshua who picked and rubbed Mr. Abimaje’s credentials on his chest and then put them back on his desk and left. While pondering over the significance of the dream, Mr. Abimaje decided to visit his mother. While there, he came across one of his friends who casually asked him about his current job. After listening to Mr. Abimaje’s frustrating story, the friend did not only ask him to consider working at a state polytechnic but also collected the former’s credentials to hand in. Within a matter of days, Mr. Abimaje’s friend invited him to collect his appointment letter to lecture at the new polytechnic, where he would see his salary tripled. In a subsequent development, Mr. Abimaje went on to pursue his doctorate research.
“You need to know the value of what you have. This is the arena of liberty,” he advised.
DISAPPOINTMENT SURRENDERS TO APPOINTMENT
Mr Vincent Achinuke, living in the US, explained how he had worked in a company as supervisor for a number of years. One day, the upper management met him that two employees needed to go, so he should find something, anything against them. He told them that he did not want to have a hand in it. Immediately, they fired him and relieved him of his duties. Shortly after that, his two house tenants were relocated to different states due to their job demands, resulting in a sudden financial break down. He sat depressed on his couch and slept for a whole day when he awoke to Prophet T.B. Joshua praying on Emmanuel TV for viewers to claim their career. He quickly joined in and believed within him that his trouble had come to an end. Three days later, he received a call from the area manager of an oil company, saying that they had seen his profile online and asked if they could meet. Mr Vincent happily agreed and was given the position of operations manager. His salary now is double what he used to receive and he will spend half of his work time this year in Saudi Arabia and the rest in the US.
He said, “When you make Jesus Christ Lord and Saviour of your life and situation – He will see you through.”
AGENTS OF CHRONIC SCHIZOPHRENIA CAST OUT
For eight years, Mrs. Enobong Utin’s daughter, Miss Edidiong Utin, suffered from a chronic paranoid schizophrenic condition and had to live on cocktails of medications. The extent of the dosage she had to ingest compromised the state of her heart and consequentially reduced her mental alertness. Over the years that followed, Miss Edidiong Utin would also have learning difficulties. As if her condition did not wear her parents down enough in the United States, one day Miss Edidiong Utin took a knife and was about to stab herself in the kitchen when her brother walked into the scene to abort the attempt.
While she shuttled her daughter between medical facilities, Mrs Enobong Utin, a professional nurse, shared her plight with her Nigeria-based brother Dr. Essien, who recommended the Anointing Water as the only solution. Although skeptical about the brother’s recommendation, Mrs. Enobong Utin travelled to Nigeria and returned to the United States with the Anointing Water.
When Mrs Enobong Utin arrived at the ward, her daughter did not know her. Disheartened by this, Mrs. Enobong Utin seized a window of opportunity at her disposal and started to minister the Anointing Water on her daughter. To her utmost surprise, demonic spirits residing inside her daughter began to manifest and confess. The first voice said, “She will not graduate.”
“Who are you?” Mrs. Enobong Utin asked.
“I am an ancestral spirit,” said the demonic spirit.
“Who else is there?” Mrs. Enobong Utin continued to confront the demonic spirits, picking courage from what Emmanuel TV had taught her.
“I am queen of the coast,” said the spirit.
In the end a total of five demons manifested and were cast out as Mrs. Enobong Utin continued to minister the Anointing Water on her daughter’s body in the blood of Jesus. Miss Edidiong Utin rolled her eyes back and forth and her body returned to calmness. As she remained still and stared at her mother, Mrs. Enobong Utin heard her daughter say, “Mum, how are you?” To God be the glory, Miss Edidiong Utin was totally restored and freed from the agents of chronic schizophrenic condition.
Showing the related BEFORE and AFTER medical reports, a beaming Mrs. Enobong Utin said that “the Anointing Water” works.
MIRACLE BABY INDEED!
Mrs Nwaigwe was one month overdue and doctors said they would have to artificially induce her. Mr Victor Nwaigwe and his wife were not comfortable with that. They were informed by a friend about the Saturday healing Service at The SCOAN and they decided to come along but there was no service on that day. He got into conversation with a man who gave them the Anointing Water. He thanked the man but told him that he just needed a pastor or one of the evangelists to minister the Anointing Water to his wife. The man assured him that once he was at The SCOAN his troubles were over so he should just go ahead and minister the Anointing Water himself. He took the man’s advice, they took the Anointing Water, ministered it and went to eat at the canteen. As they finished eating she began to feel labour pains. He was shocked that the effect of the Anointing Water happened so soon. He quickly set about taking her to the hospital. Upon arrival she was checked and was ready for delivery. So she was taken to the delivery room and the baby began to come out but they saw the umbilical cord had wrapped itself around the baby’s neck. They quickly had to cut the cord which was successful and the baby was born safely despite great challenges on every side!
After going through such an experience Mr Nwaigwe said, “Forget what you think you know just come to Jesus – He is who he says He is – just believe.”
LOSS OF MANHOOD AND MENSTRUAL CYCLE BECAME HISTORY
After five years of uncertainty, wondering as to whether Mr Adeyemi’s manhood and Mrs Adeyemi’s menstrual cycle would ever respectively return to each of them, the Anointing Water became their only hope. Under the circumstance, the thought of ever achieving conception to bring a child into the world was akin to chasing a mirage. They made it to The SCOAN where they received the Anointing Water and ministered it to themselves in Jesus’ name. Lo and Behold! The miracle thing happened — Mr Adeyemi told his wife that his manhood had returned. Excited by the great news, Mrs Adeyemi experienced a change in her system at the instant. She beamed and told her husband that her menstruation had also started to flow. The excited family celebrated their joy, and later met as husband and wife. Mr. Adeyemi became pregnant, went through a safe delivery and now they have a healthy baby to share in their testimony. To God be the glory!