Last Sunday was another spectacular encounter with our Lord, Jesus Christ as He manifested His supreme power over evil through the mighty move of the Holy Spirit to set His people free. Congregants at The SCOAN were left awestruck after watching a few clips of the miracles God had performed in the nation, Colombia through His anointed servant as multitudes of people walked free of satan’s grip in the Southern American country. It was humbling to see people who had come to the crusade on wheelchairs, stand up and walk home on their own two legs. All these were shown to the congregation and their faith was boosted up so much that soon they experienced their own encounter. As the evangelists ministered the New Anointing Water, every trace of darkness was exposed and evil spirits expelled out.
Earlier, Wise Man Daniel preached to the congregation a powerful message titled: ‘Hold Fast To Your Confession Of Faith’. As a Child of God, he said, it is important to know that ‘God’s Word is the tool in the hands of the Holy Spirit to nurture us and to furnish us with all we need to succeed on earth.’
“When we realize that we can never rise above our confession, we are getting to the place where God can really begin to use us. Christianity is called the great confession. The law of confession is that, I confess that I have a thing before I consciously possess it,” he explained.
Picking his proof text from 1Samuel 17:44-45 and 49, he said although Goliath never confessed defeat, he found himself in the realm of defeat because his confession was not in harmony with God’s Word unlike David whose confession came from faith and as a result ‘the course of the battle went in the footprint of his confession.’
He expounded, “By faith, David confessed victory against Goliath and it became a visible reality. This clearly shows that, as Christians, what we speak becomes a visible reality in this natural world as we constantly hold fast to our confession of faith. To hold fast to your confession of faith is to say what God said over and over, until the thing desired in your heart and promised in the Word is fully manifested. In other words, confession is saying what God has said in the scriptures – saying the same thing the scripture has said. It is simply agreeing with God. Our Lord Jesus Christ evidently walked in the light of His confession. Therefore, our faith follows in the footprint of our confession. That is, our healing, deliverance, blessing, victory or breakthrough follows in the footprint of our confession.
The following are a selected few of the many testimonies that glorified God and exalted His Holy name:
LIFE-THREATENING EPILEPSY BANISHED WITH PRAYER
Mrs Keshinro’s daughter, Adeola, had been suffering from epilepsy for seven years. Her case was chronic. When under attack, she would lose her senses and fall to the floor. She would then shake uncontrollably and injure herself by, among other things, chewing on her tongue. Because of this problem, she was unable to perform in school and had to drop out. They visited many hospitals and herbal clinics but doctors were unable to provide solution. “Everywhere we heard the name Jesus, we went,” said the 22-year old.
Sad to say, many of those calling the name Jesus were not true men of God but petty spiritualists. They would ask for money and demand materials such as fowls or rams for sacrifices. At one place, the little girl was made to stay in a tiny, damp and windowless room for weeks until her mother realised this was not the way out and took her away. In another instance, a man calling himself a pastor asked if the girl was a virgin. When the mother said, “yes”, he told her he must sleep with her as a way of expelling the sickness from her body. Mother and daughter took to their heels. At another place, the mother was told to travel into a forest with the witchdoctor at midnight to purportedly see who was responsible for her daughter’s predicament. She saw nothing although this did not spare her from parting with seven rams. She went to places too many to mention all in an effort to free the little girl from a sickness that was tormenting her existence.
They spent so much money that when they heard of The SCOAN in 2008 when the little girl was now 15 years old, the mother refused to come. She told the Good Samaritan who had told her about The SCOAN she had no more money to donate to so-called pastors. However, on the insistence of the little girl, she borrowed money and travelled all the way from Abuja to Lagos to meet the man of God. Arranged at the prayer line and having paid no money, Adeola was prayed for by Prophet T.B. Joshua who, in the name of Jesus Christ, commanded the evil spirit to come out. Since that time, she has not had any epileptic attacks and is doing well in school. She brought her medical report proving that she has been tested negative to epilepsy. Praise God!
EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT AFTER 14 YEARS OF BARRENNESS!
Mrs Anthonia Udeh had become an easy target of name calling. No wonder, when she came forward to testify to the goodness of God over what He has done in her life, torrents of tears sped down her cheeks – a testimony to the end of the mental torture she had had to endure for almost a decade and a half. When she got married to her lovely husband, there was nothing but peace and bliss. Neither of them suspected they would have to endure years of childlessness. As days turned into months and years, she became increasingly worried. They watched young couples become mothers and fathers before their own eyes. Soon, they became a target of ridicule. People started mocking her, calling her a barren woman. They even went further, fruitlessly though, to suggest to her husband to send her out of the matrimonial home and bring in another wife who would give him children. This forced her to try everything deemed solution. She went to many places in search for help and drank a plethora of concoctions all in an effort to conceive and be called a mother. For 14 years they waited in vain and pain; and nothing worked until one divine day. A friend came to The SCOAN and obtained the Anointing Water and encouraged her to pray with the medium. Mrs Udeh ministered it into her mouth and prayed in Jesus’ name and behold; she soon missed her period after meeting with her husband. Now, a relieved and happy woman, she displayed her eight months old pregnancy for the world to see and bear witness to the glory of God. She is now a truly blessed woman whose 14 years of agony have come to a happy ending of fruitfulness. She advised people to believe in God.
SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED AFTER 14 LONG YEARS!
For Mr Leroy Levi McNara, chances that he would go further with his studies had simply deteriorated to zero having graduated way back in 2001. By the passage of every year, his chances became narrower and he almost gave up. He applied to several overseas institutions for scholarship but could just not break the barrier. He then discovered Emmanuel TV and after watching testimonies of God’s great works in people’s lives, he came to The SCOAN for prayers and received the Anointing Water. He began to minister it on himself and his laptop. The next time he sent his application, he prayed for God to locate him. This time around, he received a reply that he should send his documents to the institution he had applied to in the USA – Pennsylvania State University. What had been illusive for 14 years became possible and he was given a full scholarship. He advised: “Be steadfast in prayer and God will answer you in His own time. He is a prayer answering God.”
DREADFUL ASTHMA FLUSHED OUT!
Mrs Delali Awadey, 27, was an asthmatic from birth. This problem affected her in many ways. Sometimes, her asthma attacks could be so severe that she would collapse into a coma. The same problem caused her to drop out of school. When she became pregnant and tried to deliver her child, she was unable to do so normally and had to undergo an operation.
Believing that God could heal his wife of this sickness of asthma, her husband came to The SCOAN and obtained the Anointing Water. She ministered it in Jesus’ name and that marked the end to her bout with the unrelenting sickness. She has not had any asthma attack again. She brought her medical reports to show that by His stripes she is indeed healed of the problem she was diagnosed with. Thank You, Jesus!
YOUTHS SHARE FAITH BRACELET TESTIMONIES!
For the third week running, youths came forward to testify to the greatness of God following the self-deliverance they received through the medium of the Faith Bracelet. The first to testify was Blessing Edeh. She was afflicted with the spirit of suicide and suffered a mental disorder. Her own father had died of this same problem. Whenever Blessing slept, she would see her late father in her dream, calling her to follow him. In one such bizarre dream, he tried to lure her after him with the red shoes he had earlier bought for her in the physical. After this, she always had thoughts of committing suicide and started behaving abnormally. The moment she received the Faith Bracelet, she felt a vibrating force run through her body. That is how she was miraculously delivered and since then, she has had no more suicidal thoughts and is free from the problem of mental disorder. The red shoes had mysteriously vanished too!
Another youth, Rachel Christopher, was experiencing nightmares. She traced this problem to when she was six years old. When she slept, she would see dead people in her dreams. This would make her feel like she herself was dead. She would keep to herself. When she received her Faith Bracelet, she had a dream; she was being chased by a large crowed. As she ran for her life, she found the Faith Bracelet lying on the floor. She grabbed it and instantly, her assailants turned back and ran away as she began to chase them. Since that time, she has been free.
Another youth had the spirit of anger and lust. He had no respect for his mum or senior members of the family. This problem led him into one trouble after another especially after violently beating several of his classmates. He had also developed the bad habit of playing games on phones. All this ended when he received his Faith Bracelet. Now, he no longer has the spirit of anger as he has learnt to treat his mother and sisters with respect. He has become a good child. Thank You, Jesus!
PROPHECY SET ME FREE FROM HEART & DIABETES PROBLEMS
Patson Tembo from Zambia had a terrible heart problem that was compounded by a serious case of diabetes. It started in 2001 although he did not know then that he had a heart problem. All he knew was that he had diabetes which he had been battling for seven years. This problem hindered him from performing his daily roles as a minister of God and businessman. Worse still, some of the medications he took had many side effects. In 2008, he heard of The SCOAN and decided to come. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua walked up to him in church and gave him a word of prophecy. He said he saw something in his heart, an enlargement in the heart, and that he should not go for an operation. The man of God then prayed for him upon which Mr Tembo fell to the ground. After receiving this mighty deliverance, he heeded the word of the man of God and, instead of going for an operation, he went for a checkup. Praise God, the same doctors who had lined up an operation for him, discovered that he no longer had diabetes or the heart problem. God had already performed the operation, divinely. He was medically declared free just as Jesus Christ had effectually set him free. Since then, he has been free, healthy and has lost the unhealthy weight diabetes had added to his stature. His advice is that God is alive and if one has faith, God is faithful enough to see one through. With Him, he said, all things are possible.
The Holy Spirit-filled service came to an end with the ministration of the New Anointing Water on congregants; an event which turned the whole arena of liberty into a huge amazement of signs and wonders as chains of darkness in people’s lives fell and the outpouring of divine blessing descended on the people!