So awesome has the week been that it will go down the annals of history as one of the most gracious occasions when the Lord visited His people; so the backslidden would rediscover their old love for Him and to set free those that were in bondage. Such was the significance of the great miracle crusade the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua held in Colombia last week that God’s presence was very tangible. Bursting with the irresistible power of the Holy Spirit, the bustling city of Cali was the centre of international attention with thousands of people flocking in from various states around the Southern American nation to bear witness to the great move of God.
The emergency prayer line snaked and stretched across the pitch with people strewn all over the place in search for an encounter with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. True to their faith, the Lord opened the Heavenly gates of anointing through His servant Prophet T.B. Joshua and what followed were great signs, miracles and wonders. Multitudes of people who came to the crusade received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and went back home with their spiritual battles settled. Those who came on stretchers, hopping on crutches or wheeled in on wheelchairs, returned to their homes healed and glorifying God.
Prophet T.B. Joshua preached to the gospel-hungry multitude about the power of the Holy Spirit and the relevance of the Bible in every Christian’s life. He said, “Just as the authors of the Bible ‘were carried along by the Holy Spirit as they spoke the Word that came from God, we must also be carried along by the Holy Spirit to read, teach and preach it. Are we carried along today? This is the challenge we have in Christendom today. Remember, when we are not carried along by the Holy Spirit, our effort will be idle, meaningless and often times destructive.”
Referring to John 6:63, the man of God explained to the awe-inspired gathering: “It is clearly stated here that God always works through His Word and His Spirit. Both His Word and His Spirit are paramount to bringing His Will. His Word speaks about His promises; His Spirit executes it – carries it out. The Word is not complete without the Spirit. If you speak the Word without the Spirit, it remains idle. This is the big challenge in the ministry today. There is no harmony between the Word and the Spirit.” The man of God then, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, moved to minister prayer at the prayer line where healing was like breathing as he declared healing in a mighty manifestation of God’s power to bless, heal and deliver.
Back home at The SCOAN, Wise Man Daniel preached a reflective message titled ‘Our Standard of Living As Christians’ which highlighted the Bible as the roadmap to be followed. “We are to live by it. It is the only book that transforms life. It is the book of books by which we chart our course to salvation. Our Lord Jesus Christ will not open His door to salvation to the one who keeps his Bible shut,” he said.
Powerful testimonies lit the service at The SCOAN. Below are a few of the testimonies:
I LITERALLY LOST MY LEG – PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALLER!
Mr Monaco Bezon Tabondjo, a Cameroonian professional footballer based in Ghana, was earning his living through pushing the leather in the country’s second division when his lucrative career crashed. After ten years of a high flying career, his contract came to an end in 2012. His agent then organised that he travelled to Turkey to sign a new lucrative contract when trouble hit. He was standing on the pavement on his way to purchasing his air ticket when, from nowhere, a car crushed into his left leg breaking it in two. He almost lost his leg due to the accident which affected his tibia and fibula. The accident was so swift that he did not know what had happened to him until he woke up on the hospital bed. Then, he knew that his career was finished. But that was not his main worry. What he feared most was if he was ever to walk again. For two years, he suffered the effects of the accident and had to support himself on crutches until one day a friend brought him the Anointing Water. He prayed in faith, asking God for a permanent healing. He then ministered the Anointing Water to his leg and what happened was a miracle. The bones came together and now he can walk. He showed x-rays of how his leg has completely healed. To the glory of God, he showed his healed leg and jogged, something he could not do before. He advised viewers to give their lives to Jesus!
Back at The SCOAN Sunday Live Service, Mr and Mrs Kelvin Komolafe had been facing a mountain of problems but the greatest was their inability to have a child for ten years. Before the two married, the wife was married to another man and they had no child between them. Doctors and specialists told them that she had a womb blockage and there were no chance she would ever bear a child. Because of this, her husband pushed her out of the house and married another woman. She became a laughingstock and centre of ridicule in society. Everyone would laugh at her for her condition. Out of frustration, she decided to go back to school just to pass the time and keep away from her tormentors. There, she met Mr Komolafe, her new husband. Still, nothing improved. There were no signs that they would have a child. In fact, Mr Komolafe’s family was against the marriage. One day, the Holy Spirit opened their eyes. She was at a friend’s place where she watched Emmanuel TV. She heard testimonies of people who had been blessed with children after ministering the Anointing Water. She came to The SCOAN where she received her own. They started to pray and anointing themselves, asking God to open her blocked womb. They slept as husband and wife and soon, she discovered she had conceived. She was actually three months pregnant. Happy and full of joy that God had done it for them, the couple decided to come to return the glory to Him and say, “Thank You, Jesus!” They advised couples in a similar situation not to despair but keep their faith and trust in Jesus Christ.
When Dr Dorothy Mumba, a medical personnel in Zambia was assigned to travel to the northern part of the country for an emergency, all that raced through her mind was how to reach her destination and help save life. An outbreak had been reported in that area and she was to offer her expertise. Unfortunately, on the way, they had a terrible accident. One tyre of the car they were travelling in burst, the car lost balance and somersaulted several times. She woke up on the hospital bed in the Intensive Care Unit where she lay in horrible pain for one and a half months. She had sustained head injuries and was covered in blood. Supported in a neck collar and covered in bandages, she was told that her full recovery was highly unlikely. One day, a visitor who came to the hospital saw her condition and the agony she was in. He ministered the Anointing Water to her wounds and, slowly, she noticed great change in her condition. She felt better as the fractures rapidly healed. Soon after, she was freed of her neck collar. Standing before the congregation with the wonderful testimony, she showed how fit she is once again after the ministration of the Anointing Water. Of the injuries, all that is left is a little scar on her forehead – a reminder of the severity of the injuries she had sustained. Now free and fit, she advised viewers to believe in God’s healing power.
More youths came forward to testify how they received self-deliverance through Faith Bracelets they received from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. Confessing how satan kept them under the bondage of fleshly lusts, they now testify that they are free. The first, Miriam Ezekiel, had the case of a spiritual husband who used to torment her in her dreams. Actually, he used to appear to her physically when she was alone. After receiving the Faith Bracelet, she started to count her faith with it. That night, she had a dream. The spiritual husband appeared again but on this occasion, she was not alone – as she counted her Faith Bracelet, she saw Jesus Christ standing by her side. As the demon charged towards here there appeared between them a large billboard with the words inscribed, ‘No More Torment!’ When the notorious spiritual husband saw this, he was scared and hurriedly ran away. Jesus Christ then removed the ring which had been on Miriam’s finger and cast it into the river from whence the spiritual husband had come. Since then, the spiritual husband has not appeared to her; she is free and her heart is at peace meditating on God’s Word.
For Agbo Israel, he had the spirit of lust and was addicted to pornography and masturbating. As a result, nothing worked for him in his studies. This made him depressed. The more he tried to stop the foul habits, the more they increased. When he received the Faith Bracelet, he started to ask God to deliver him. He meditated repeatedly, counting with his hand and speaking with his heart. He received his self-deliverance and is now free, to God’s glory.
In her case, Deborah Sunday had the problem of heartburn. This forced her to be selective of the food she ate as eating certain foods would result in immediate discomfort and internal burning sensations. Upon receiving her Faith Bracelet, she started to pray and ask God to heal and deliver her of this situation. Today, the heartburn is a thing of the past.
Another youth, Stephen Lenity, was also addicted to watching pornography. It all started one day while in the company of bad friends. He found them watching pornography and when he joined to watch, the evil spirit entered him. He became addicted to this bad habit and his thoughts were polluted and he began to lust after girls. Following his reception of the Faith Bracelet, his life has changed. He testified that he is no longer a slave of fleshly thoughts and even the idea now repulsed him.
We hope you have been blessed with these testimonies and we pray that your faith will bear fruit in Christ Jesus and that as you have rejoiced at the testimonies of others, your own testimony is just around the corner!