The supernatural power of the Holy Spirit is incontestable and when the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua moved among the congregants last Sunday, calling upon the name Jesus to free them from the grip of satan, heaven opened, the Holy Spirit took charge and The SCOAN turned into a mighty battleground where light subdued darkness as chains fell off people’s lives. Commanding every demonic hold on people’s businesses, finances, careers and marriages to loose, the anointed man of God reminded the worshippers of their rightful position before God as His children and, therefore, deserving of excellence. What followed was the great manifestation of satan’s defeat with many people vomiting blood and poisonous substances – evidence that the wicked stranger in their lives had been banished and that the Holy Spirit had taken over residency. Just as many people had been healed and delivered through the new Anointing Water the day before; thousands were set free on Sunday as it was ministered to them. Prophet T.B. Joshua then proceeded to minister healing and deliverance at the prayer line where hundreds of people from all over the world had gathered in search of Divine intervention in various aspects of their lives. Shedding light on the Faith Bracelet, an evangelical item which is worn around the wrist and is due for release soon, Prophet T.B. Joshua said: “It is to help you confess who you are in Christ Jesus and reset the state of your heart. Your relationship with God depends on the state of your mind. You may not talk but your heart is talking all the time. All kinds of things go through your heart. When you are sitting in the church, you are supposed to keep busy. If your heart is disturbed, you can pray, ‘Oh God, reset my belief. I want to be stable. All doubt, fear and unbelief – flush it out, Lord. I want to be right. Renew my strength.’” Earlier, Wise Man Daniel preached an enriching message titled: BE CONSCIOUS OF CHRIST’S PRESENCE, a call on Christians not to listen to the temptation to act out of character but to identify their source – Jesus Christ – through positive thinking, talking and acting. Picking his proof text from Mark 14:37-38 and other scriptural references, he said:
“When Jesus Christ told His disciples to ‘watch and Pray’, He equally meant to tell them to let their minds rise and seek the things that are above. Without the active cooperation of the mind, the Spirit has no means of expressing itself. It means that the Spirit expresses itself through the mind. Remember, God’s Word refreshes our minds while God’s Spirit renews our strength and it is acting on the Word that builds faith in the heart of the believer. Therefore, if this mind must cooperate with the Spirit, it must be taught to concentrate upon things of the Spirit because our mind must be our servant and not our master. One thing is clear here, if you would have a strong and intelligent prayer life, your mind must be your servant and not your master because our communication in prayer is imperfect unless it is aided by the Holy Spirit. Therefore, it is most essential that the mind should be made spiritual in order for it to be alert at all times. In other words, the mind must be made spiritual in order for it to be conscious of Christ’s presence at all times.”
The day was not without the great testimonies that characterise worship here at The SCOAN. Hundreds of people turned up to glorify God for the great miracles He had performed in their lives. Here are a few of them:
A JAW-DROPPING MIRACLE!
Isaac Lenity was brought by his mother Agnes to The SCOAN in a terrible condition. He had a severely swollen jaw which caused the young boy excruciating pain and discomfort. Unable to sleep and barely able to eat because of the rapidly increasing swelling in his jaw, Agnes desperately took her son to various hospitals. The prognosis was grim: at his tender age, Isaac needed to undergo an operation. It was at this point that Agnes decided to bring her young son to The SCOAN for prayer. The results were extraordinary!
As Wise Man Racine prayed for Isaac, the intense pain immediately disappeared. Within three days, the swelling had miraculously reduced and Isaac was back to his playful, boisterous self. He began eating, sleeping and living freely! Isaac’s sister Deborah explained more about the severity of her young brother’s condition, adding that the family could not even touch the affected area as it was so sore. Immediately after prayer at The SCOAN, she testified that the pain her brother was passing through daily, disappeared, the swelling following suit shortly afterwards. The jubilant family encouraged people to put their trust in Jesus Christ, knowing that there is no mountain He cannot move.
MASSIVE DELIVERANCE FOR ZAMBIAN COUPLE!
Mrs Emelda Mbewe and her husband suffered massive problems. For two years she had severe abdominal pain while the husband was addicted to drinking alcohol for 21 years. The pain in her was so awful that she had to run from one hospital to another but could find no solution. This affected her job as a social worker. She could not do house visits to her clients. Many scans were done on her but nothing was identified as the cause of the mysterious illness. Meanwhile her husband was passing through severe problems of alcohol addiction, consuming between 28 and 48 bottles in a day. This made him angry most of the time. His wife was always in tears when there seemed to be no solution to the addiction in her husband’s life while she was at the same time having an inexplicable illness. She was a woman squeezed between a rock and a hard place. After everything had failed, the couple decided to come to The SCOAN, believing that only God could set them free. They were prayed for and given the Anointing Water. Soon after ministering the Anointing Water, she felt a sharp pain and when she went to the rest room, a massive and strange object fell out of her. She also vomited for about 30 minutes. Just then, the pain left her and she became well again, the problem having been flushed out of her system. While she was celebrating, her husband who had also ministered the same Anointing Water, woke up the following morning feeling light and with no feelings to go and take alcohol. Since that time, he has been free from alcoholism, all the urge having disappeared. To his wife, he is now the man she had always wanted him to be. They came to share that great testimony of how they received their deliverance and healing through the medium of the Anointing Water. Praise God!
HEALED OF HIV/AIDS FOR OVER 15 YEARS
When Mrs Abisoye Sokoya tested positive to the deadly disease of HIV/AIDS 1 and 2, she concluded that the end had come. As the psychological shock of the diagnosis set in, so did the physical symptoms as Abisoye began emaciating and experiencing pain throughout her body. Fearing the worst, Mrs Sokoya knew that her case had gone beyond medical remedy; she decided to seek Divine intervention, having heard of The SCOAN. As Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for Abisoye, she uncontrollably began to move backwards and eventually fell to the ground under the power of God. It was as if new life was breathed into her frail body and immediately, the weakness and symptoms that characterised her sickness disappeared! Steadily regaining strength and basking in her newfound freedom, Mrs Sokoya boldly decided to return to the hospital several months after receiving prayer. The results confirmed what she already knew based on the radical transformation in her body – she was negative to the deadly virus of HIV/AIDS! Maintaining the mighty miracle for the last fifteen years, Abisoye advised people to be faithful to their spouses and to God, stressing that the first place we should prosper is in our spiritual lives!
I WAS FEEDING FROM HAND TO MOUTH
Princess Rose Nwady who studied Business Administration was facing a severe case of business failure such that she could not boast of even having 500 naira to her name. Her once flourishing business suddenly collapsed.
She was virtually living from hand to mouth; begging from friends and relatives to survive even though people around her thought she had a lot of money working as a Petroleum Marketer who was once known for her opulence. She incurred a lot of debts, making her life miserable! Having tried her hands in several spheres of spiritualism to no avail, she decided to come to The SCOAN where she received the Anointing Water and Anointing Stickers from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. On leaving The SCOAN, God gave her the inspiration to start a new line of business – road construction; and without much ado, contracts started flowing in! She placed the Anointing Stickers on the concrete mixers and trucks while constructing the roads. She also ministered the Anointing Water. Amazingly, she won six new contracts for road construction. As a result of God’s blessings in her life, she was able to build a three storey building and shopping mall! Now she has contracts worth millions of naira and is blessed to bless others. She now buys clothes for widows and helps the poor and needy. Praise God!
PANCREATIC CYST FLUSHED OUT
Doctors had written off Mrs Lydia Joseph’s case as irresolvable. The abdominal pains she was experiencing were so severe and yet, when she got to the hospital with all hopes for solution, all the doctors told her was that her case was unredeemable and that she had to live with the problem for the rest of her life. A scan had established a pancreatic cyst. She was forced to stay away from many daily jobs, including household chores. Everything was being handled and done by her husband, an evangelist. It was in the midst of this huge dilemma that the two decided to seek higher power, power from above – the Almighty God. They came to The SCOAN where they received the Anointing Water. Back home in India, they ministered it and prayed in the name of Jesus Christ and behold, the pain simply eased and disappeared completely. Another medical checkup at the hospital confirmed that her pancreas had been restored while the disease was destroyed miraculously to the shock of the medical doctors! It was nothing other than the medium of the Anointing Water which she applied daily on her body! She encouraged people to have faith, that the moment they stepped their feet in The SCOAN, their solution was as good as guaranteed.
EMMANUEL TV IS NOT ACTING!!!
Theatrics! That was what Mr Sebastien Kanga Kamdem thought of Emmanuel TV upon his initial viewing. He scoffed at the deliverances and healings he witnessed, perceiving them to be akin to film acting. However, a time came when T.B. Joshua was praying on Emmanuel TV and Sebastien decided to pray along and see for himself what would transpire. To his greatest shock, Mr Kamdem began coughing up some poisonous substances. What he saw happening on Emmanuel TV had now manifested in his own bedroom!
Skepticism gave way to faith and the Cameroonian forestry engineer decided to visit The SCOAN, accompanied by his sick mother. A touch from God at The SCOAN revived his mother’s frail condition and her healing further solidified his faith. Before then, despite his PhD credentials and vast experience, Sebastien had been experiencing stagnation and limitation in his career as an engineer. Twenty one years without promotion weighed heavily on his heart. Receiving the Anointing Water, he returned to his base in Gabon and began ministering it. Shortly afterwards, a remarkable job opportunity came up for a highly coveted position in his country. Despite no political weight behind his application, something he thought was essential to even be considered for the position, Mr Kamdem and two others were narrowed down from a shortlist of 32 candidates. The final three candidates went before a panel of 17 judges who overwhelmingly voted in favour of Sebastien! He proudly declared that he is now the Executive Secretary for the Network of Protected Area of Central Africa, a position that puts him in charge of ecological governance in eight African countries. He advised people to watch Emmanuel TV with the eyes of faith and not allow cynicism or skepticism to stand in the way of the blessings God has in store for viewers worldwide.
A PRAYER THAT CHANGED PROFESSOR’S LIFE
Madam Agnes Njabili knows what it takes to live in pain. The Professor of Education, who is currently lecturing at the University of Dar-Es-Salaam in Tanzania, suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension for 12 horrible years. Taking a daily cocktail of drugs to try and subside the numbing pain, her teaching career was severely inhibited by the steadily deteriorating condition in her body. Forced to leave her post at the University of Namibia due to the adverse weather conditions that aggravated her condition, she returned to her base in Tanzania. As a lecturer, Prof Agnes was unable to actively interact with her students because of the pain and even relied on the support of her students to climb up stairs to where her office was located. A blood pressure machine was her daily companion as she constantly had to check her levels, especially before doing any public presentation.
However, Prof Agnes’ story changed when she decided to seek the face of God and visit The SCOAN. She described a remarkable experience in the prayer line.
As Prophet T.B. Joshua approached her, he used his leg to physically lift up her own leg and a soothing heat radiated throughout her body. Strength entered her body as she stood up and began to run! In a miraculous moment, God healed her completely from the rheumatoid arthritis and hypertension.
Prof Agnes explained that ever since that Divine encounter, her blood pressure has been normal and all the pains associated with her arthritic condition have disappeared! She has fully resumed her professorial duties without any hindrance from her health! She advised people worldwide to trust in God.
GUN BULLET DISLODGED AFTER 30 YEARS OF FAILED MEDICAL CURE
Withered, Mr Fabian Isaac Idika’s leg looked lifeless to the natural eye. That he was able to limp and hop, was only by the grace of God. Now a retired Assistant Superintendent of Police in the Nigerian Police Force, he was a victim of a gunshot that entered his leg and lodged there. He had been on duty on the fateful day when armed robbers opened fire on him and his colleagues. Some of his friends died on the spot while the impact of the shot sent knocked him to the ground. Everyone feared he was dead but, with a faint hope that there could be some slim chance of survival, he was rushed to the hospital where he was resuscitated. His leg hung limp under him and he felt a searing pain run through him. He watched his leg swell and even though he was discharged from hospital, he still had the bullet in his leg. The doctors had failed to remove it and the leg deteriorated into a full-blown leg ulcer. He could do nothing on his own even bathing was a dreadful ritual he could not handle. For 30 years, he carried the bullet in his leg with no hope that one day it would come out.
All medical and scientific solutions exhausted with no solution, he came to The SCOAN where the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, prayed for him at the prayer line and declared his healing in the name of Jesus Christ.
Back at the hotel where he was lodging, he ministered on himself the Anointing Water which he had received. Instantly, his leg started itching on the spot where the bullet had entered and to his utter surprise, the bullet and screws from a previous attempted medical operation fell out. Since that time, he has regained his strength and mobility. He is now blessed with a new job as a security officer with a private company, the problem that had ended his career, having surrendered to the healing power of Jesus Christ. Marching for God in front of the congregation, he advised people to trust in the healing power of Jesus Christ.
MANHOOD COMMANDED BACK TO ORDER!
It is a man’s worse nightmare. The erection of Mr Segun Omotosho refused to descend and he had to lift up his loosely-worn trousers in his hands – a futile attempt at creating some comfort that never came. Excruciating is the best word to describe the pain the married man was passing through. After several days without any respite, Segun felt there must be a spiritual element to his embarrassing condition. Resolving to visit The SCOAN, a word of prophecy exposed the unusual circumstances behind this bizarre case. Prophesying before the congregation, Prophet T.B. Joshua revealed his exact problem, adding that this problem started after Mr Omotosho cheated on his wife with a light skinned lady. He received prayer in Jesus’ name and fell to the ground. As he fell, so did his manhood! Following the prophecy and prayer, Mr Segun confirmed that the permanent erection became a thing of the past. He tacitly advised married couples to be faithful to their spouses, acknowledging that it was the act of adultery that opened the door for satan to afflict him. Mrs Omotosho joyfully testified that her husband was a new man after his deliverance at The SCOAN. He had previously accused her of infidelity, even insisting she swore an oath of innocence! She was shocked, upon coming to The SCOAN, to prophetically learn that her husband was in the fact the one who had been unfaithful! The testimony was capped off by Mr Omotosho’s mother singing in her local dialect, praising God for her son’s miraculous recovery! The service closed with mass prayer from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, during which he also prophesied to individuals and nations.