Packed to capacity and spilling over to the overflow canopies, The SCOAN, on Sunday, was the place to be. From power prayers that crashed spiritual storms to surrender to calmness, to the great and spectacular works of miracles that saw many people receive their healing and deliverance from the talons of the wicked, the incredible power of God was indisputable. Among the many memorable events, the young woman from Ghana, who was healed from mysterious needles that were lodged in her system, returned grinning and glowing with good health to testify that all the pricking she used to feel, left her the moment she encountered the resurrection power of Jesus Christ through the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua; and that ever since, she has become a new person. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, stepped onto the altar and taught with power on the issue of faith, explaining the degrees of faith and how they matter in a Christian life.
His words: “If you possess Christ in deep level, you will be able to give away Christ in deep level. You can only give away that which you possess. When you possess Him in deepest level, you will be able to give away in deepest level. The power to do all things is with you, but the amount of faith you have is the amount of power you release. There is power in our mouth; the belief in our heart is released by faith out of our mouth.” Having powerfully taught this interesting topic; he led the church and viewers of Emmanuel TV into commanding evil spirits in the lives of people to order. In a powerful time of mass prayer for the nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua ordered satan, the manufacturer of sickness, disease, suffering and failure to order in every area. The atmosphere was charged as the man of God said, “Begin to release your nation, your country in the name of Jesus! Open your lips and order your children out of the forest right now! Whatever you command here shall be command in Heaven. Write it down, you have a testimony!”
Wise Man Racine preached on the topic: GRAB ONTO FAITH which admonished Christians from ‘looking at life and its adversities from a natural point of view’ saying ‘it only brings fear.’ Quoting various scriptures, he said, “When you log into the new realm above the senses, you will know God’s opinion about yourself; the opening of the eyes of our faith is the silencing of our fear. In the face of overwhelming circumstances, David logged into the realm above the senses and saw the victory; he believed the vision and spoke the Word of faith and Goliath fell. Hannah suffered barrenness for so many years, she received and believed the Word of faith spoken by Eli and her life of barrenness came to an end. She began to describe the taste of honey when she was still swallowing tears. Her heart responded to the Word of faith and saw beyond her barrenness Samuel, the promised child, a great prophet.”
Many people came to testify to the goodness of God in their lives. Here are just a few of their amazing stories.
DIABETES ANNIHILATED WITH JUST A DROP!
Miss Mary Aliyu from Abuja lay in the hospital bed writhing in agony. A test by doctors had revealed a serious attack of high blood pressure and diabetes. She was losing weight and found herself unable to even bathe herself. A peaceful sleep was a faraway cry for her as she had to wake up at least ten times a night to urinate. For three months, she lay in hospital in great pain with no hope until a friend brought her the Anointing Water. A single drop was ministered to her tongue. Although she was not sure if this was enough to set her free, she offered a silent prayer, commanding all traces of diabetes out of her system, in Jesus’ name. To her amazement, that night, she drifted into a deep and sound sleep. She did not get up to urinate either and that marked her freedom. When she woke up in the morning, all the pain had disappeared. She was able to bathe herself and eat. Doctors were surprised to see the woman who had been condemned to the hospital bed, finally walking on her own and looking healthy. They arranged for another test to be carried out. When the results came, all traces of diabetes and high blood pressure had gone. She advised people to trust in God.
WHEN THE LEAST BECOMES THE GREATEST
When Magistrate Mavis Kwainoe, a State magistrate from Ghana decided to become an Emmanuel TV Partner, she probably did not realize the extent of Heavenly grace she was unlocking on herself through her philanthropy. Just as she had joined Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Partners in changing peoples’ lives, her life has also experienced extraordinary transformation by the power of Jesus Christ.
Magistrate Kwainoe came to The SCOAN four years ago where she received the Anointing Water. In her workplace, an opportunity for staff to further their education with a scholarship abroad had risen. However, she was the least qualified and experienced in her department and, therefore, stood little chance. Nevertheless, she wrote her essays and prepared her résumé to apply. After praying and ministering the Anointing Water on the documents, she was the only one who passed the examinations for the scholarship programme. Her superiors were astonished at the news that the least among them had been granted the maximum scholarship award. She sent two applications to two different schools, gained admission to both and was asked to make her choice. She opted to study at the prestigious George Washington University in the United States of America.
She displayed documents outlining the details of her scholarship and the letter of acceptance from The George Washington University. Fees of US$43,920 have been provided for her as part of the full scholarship.
Mrs Beatrice Kwainoe, Magistrate Mavis’s mother, extolled the name of the Lord and gladly gave thanks to God for the overflowing breakthrough and the glory. She advised, “If you are a good giver, you shall receive.”
MAFIA COVENANT CRUSHED!
He belonged to the mafia. Together with members of his notorious gang, Mr Aren, an Armenian living in Holland, travelled Europe perpetrating all forms of evil from robbery to drug trafficking. In spite of the ill-gotten money he made through robbing people and many other clandestine activities, he had a mountain of personal and health problems. He grew tired of this life which never granted him peace or progress. Desperate to find a solution, hesearched the internet for a supernatural cure and came across youtube videos of Prophet TB Joshua. Amazed by what he saw, he came to The SCOAN where a prophecy from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, exposed the darkness that was hiding within him saying that he had the spirit of robbery and belonged to a gang. Perplexed that any man could discover such a hidden evil he had kept to himself for many years, he confirmed the prophecy, explaining how he had started stealing and taking drugs at a very young age. This, he said, led him to join a notorious mafia gang in Europe. Mr Aren was instantly delivered through the prophecy in the power of the Holy Spirit. Smiling, he said he now feels free and happy. Commenting on Mr Aren’s spiritual rebirth, Prophet T.B. Joshua said that evil spirits are the cause of suffering, crime and atrocities in the world today, saying, “There are powers that cause people to be bowed down in bondage.”
Once a hardened criminal, now a friend of Christ, Mr Aren is free and full of joy. He now sleeps peacefully without any nightmares!
BREAKTHROUGHS LEFT AND RIGHT!
When Mrs Saboi Chiteta from Zambia came to The SCOAN early this year, she was under heavy chains of limitation. Nothing seemed to work for her. Despite being an accountant, she was serving in a totally different area at her place of work and her husband was a chain smoker. Not only that, they were unable to sell off a property for many years, bringing serious limitations in their life. Everything changed with a single visit to The SCOAN. She received the Anointing Water. When she got back home, miracles started bombarding them from all directions. It started with her husband who, after ministering the Anointing Water, stopped smoking, breaking his 18 year addiction. They were able to dispose of their property and build a business apartment in an up-market location. Knowing that better was not good enough, they exercised their faith further and applied for a farmland with the Ministry of Lands. The government offered them a four hectare piece of land. To crown it all, she has been relocated to the accounts department of her company. Praise Lord!
INSTANT DELIVERANCE FROM INSTANT MONEY RITUALS
Love of money, the Bible says, is the root of all evil. The fetish story of Mr Jesse, a 20-year-old student from Ghana, exemplifies this Scripture well. Born and raised in a Christian home, he was set for a godly life until one day when he travelled to the village to attend a funeral ceremony. He witnessed idol worshipping whereby the priest used his mouth to tear off the head of a live chicken. On his return back home, he noticed a strange and ugly characteristic within him. He started to steal things from his home. Every time he saw money or little things in the home, his heart would not rest until he picked it. Soon, the urge grew and he started to snatch things from friends too, particularly money. It did not matter where it was hidden; he would find it. He stole thousands of dollars from his father to go out and squandered on expensive designer shoes, clothes and the latest gadgets. The problem became chronic when he got to university and encountered colleagues who drove fancy cars and lived a big, luxurious life. He was surprised that students could have such money. One of them took him to a spiritualist who gave him two options – ‘wallet money’ or ‘instant money’. With ‘instant money,’ there was a box the spiritualist would make incantations over, throw a black powder inside and then, any amount of money he wanted would appear in the box. The conditions were that, he immediately had to put the amount; that is, the percentage charged for producing him the money in the bank which he would later withdraw for them after about a week from his bank account so that they would be getting a different money and not the one produced by magic. Then from the remaining money in his hand, he had to give some little money to three different virgin girls, unknowingly ruining their future for they would not give birth in their lives.
Soon, the dirty money from the satanic altar came with its dirty lifestyle and started to stain his otherwise Christian background leading him to be drinking heavily, smoking and taking hard drugs as well as womanizing in clubs. Not even the strictness of his father would redeem his rapidly deteriorating lifestyle. He started to loan his friends money and collect their valuables as collateral which they would not be able to redeem back.
One day, he wanted to get money from his father for another money ritual but his father told him that unless he went to The SCOAN, he was not giving him any more money. Jesse detested anything to do with The SCOAN but his aunt had a leg problem and wanted to come to the church for prayer. Reluctantly, he accompanied her to The SCOAN where he received the shock of his life. He saw one of his friends from Ghana, who was also a habitual thief like him testify of his deliverance the previous week. He laughed it off thinking it was all arranged comedy and started planning how, once back home he would be spending the money his father had promised him.
In the church, the evil spirit told him to run away but, as the man of God was already on the altar, he could not even stand up. Then, the wise men started laying hands on people. He thought he would dodge them but, suddenly, he felt three invisible hard slaps which took him off his feet. He was confused, wondering what was happening to him. He had been to many places for prayer but had never experienced anything like this. Before he knew it, he saw intense fire around the wise men and, unable to run, he was overwhelmed by the power of the Holy Spirit. He fell to the ground. Light had prevailed over darkness; he was set free!
After his deliverance, he said that he no longer felt that hatred towards the things of God neither does he have the uncontrollable urge to steal, smoke, drink and destroy. Speaking of the instant money rituals that had ruined his life, the 20 year-old advised the youth that if satan gives you something with the right hand that seems like apparent blessing, he takes from you with the left hand what your life depends on.
SOUTH KOREA HEALING MIRACLE – CEASED MENSTRUATION RESTORED
Pastor and Mrs Kim Jeong Shoo from South Korea came to testify to the greatness of God for the mighty healing He executed in their lives through a touch by Prophet T.B. Joshua during the Pastors’ Conference in South Korea early this year. Mrs Jeong Shoo had been experiencing ceased menstruation for ten horrible years. Because of this problem, she could not conceive. Being a pastor’s wife, she suffered humiliation and was depressed. Desperate, they visited many hospitals but there was no solution. Some specialists suggested a test-tube baby which she refused. She and her husband were also contemplating adopting a child. She, nevertheless, continued to believe that one day God would see her through. Pastor Jeong Shoo said the problem affected him a great deal as a minister of God. People began to ask how a pastor could have no child for ten years. He was also not allowed to facilitate weddings at his church for the same reason. When they learned about the Pastors’ Conference with Prophet T.B. Joshua, their hopes lifted and they knew that their solution was just a touch away. She prayed for God to locate her and intervene in her dire situation. When the man of God approached her on that memorable day, she felt a breeze of wind blow into her life. Immediately, she felt pain in her stomach and her menstruation which had ceased began to flow. Today, they are a happy couple redeemed by the blood of Jesus Christ and a living testimony of His ability. They advised, “There is nothing impossible with the Almighty God.”
LOOK, THE NEEDLES ARE GONE!
Miss Rebecca Idi from Ghana was for three years experiencing pricking in her abdomen and suspected it could be ulcers but she was in for a shocker. A visit to the hospital revealed that she had needles lodged in her body. Surprisingly, every time the doctor carried out an operation on her, five needles would replace the one removed. Her stomach was covered with scars, horrible reminders of the doctor’s scalpel. In total, 18 needles had been surgically removed from her body and yet, scores could still be seen littered in her system through an x-ray. Tired of opening her up, the doctors realized the issue was beyond medical wisdom and advised that she should seek for solution elsewhere. She resolved to come to The SCOAN having earlier tried several spiritualists and native doctors to no avail. That was last week and Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her at the prayer line in the power of the Holy Spirit and the 21-year-old was declared free.
Testifying on Sunday, accompanied by members of her family, her face was distinguishably radiant and glowing with full life. She recapped the painful ordeal she had gone through passing from hospital to herbal homes without cure. After the prayer, she found that there was no more pain as the needles had gone. She could sleep easily and eat freely. Smiling, she admitted that she found herself wondering, “Where are the needles that God removed from me?” Now, she can move, sit and stand freely without pain or discomfort. She happily pressed all over her abdomen to demonstrate that there was no more pain.
There was also nothing like the presence of blood in her urine after the healing, contrary to before the prayer when then needles used to cause internal bleeding which would come out in her urine.
Reflecting on the miraculous event, Prophet T.B. Joshua drew the congregation’s attention to the Word in the Book of John 3:32-36. “He testifies to what he has seen and heard, but no one accepts his testimony. Whoever has accepted it has certified that God is truthful. For the one whom God has sent speaks the words of God, for God gives the Spirit without limit. The Father loves the Son and has placed everything in his hands. Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life, but whoever rejects the Son will not see life, for God’s wrath remains on them.”
She advised the world, especially the youth to put their hope in God as He was the only One who could save them. It was true she had spent a lot of money in the process of searching for solution but now, she has known God and did not pay a dime to receive this total solution from Him. God is great and His mercy endures forever.