Satan had nowhere to run on Sunday as the Holy Spirit swept through the congregation, setting free those that were in bondage in a powerful move that affirmed The SCOAN as the arena of liberty. All souls that came weighed down by worries and demonic oppression went back cleansed, renewed and energized to reposition their stand in Christ Jesus. As the anointed servant of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua delivered a prayer of deliverance in the power of the Holy Ghost; even the most obstinate demons could not withstand the fire from above but to surrender their occupancy for the light to take over. The man of God taught a prophetic message on the need for maintaining a Christian character, saying nothing can maintain our position except character. Whatever we will become, he said, is not a big deal but maintaining whatever one becomes.
He taught, “In this case, we have a role to play. It is not all up to God, certainly, it is not all up to you. Whatever you are waiting for; the miracle, the healing – you deserve it because God wants excellence for you.
He loves you and is concerned about you. He does not want you to suffer. Your character will make you to be able to carry whatever fame, position you occupy. But if those things are bigger, too heavy for your character to carry, then, it is better not to be famous, wealthy and popular without character. Our character gives birth to our possession and God is in us in the person of character.”
The man of God then ministered to visitors at the prayer line where God manifested Himself through healings and deliverances. Many people were set free of various sicknesses and evil possession, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Earlier, Wise Man Harry preached a message of restoration titled: MODIFY YOUR MIND whose proof text was from 1 Corinthians 2:12-16.
He said, “In the mind of Christ there is no poverty, failure or sickness. Therefore, we must have the mind of Christ. When you have the mind of Christ, you become spiritually minded. When you are spiritually minded, you will never mind what people say about you. You will go on and on in the midst of strong opposition. I mean, you will stand the test of time, no matter the level of opposition.”
Scores of people lined up to testify to the glory of God for what He has done in their lives. Here are a selected few of the testimonies:
EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT AFTER 11 YEARS OF BARRENNESS!
When Mrs Justina Chilambwe from Zambia got married to her husband 12 years ago, she eagerly looked forward to a fruitful marriage. Unfortunately, it was not to be. She could not bear a child and no one could offer solution. It became a big concern as days turned into months and years but with no fruit of the womb. People started to gossip and abuse her over her predicament and soon the situation became a crisis. It was no longer a marriage of joy for them. It was one filled with tears. Mrs Chilambwe began to visit hospitals where they conducted tests but could find no problem with her. Actually, they told her she was fertile. Everyone was confused. Out of desperation, she started visiting herbalists where she was made to drink various concoctions but still nothing worked out.
She was so depressed that she started to toy with the idea of committing suicide. One day, she was told of Emmanuel TV which she encouraged her husband to install in the house. As she watched the testimonies of people who were once in her own predicament but now holding babies in their hands after prayer, she got excited and began to believe that her solution lied with God somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria. When she eventually received the Anointing Water and the Anointing Sticker through a pastor who frequently visited The SCOAN, she became the happiest person. She prayed and ministered it on herself, asking God to give her children – believing that barrenness was not her portion. She placed the sticker on her abdomen upon which she started to vomit strange substances.
The very month she ministered the Anointing Water, she became pregnant, and the pregnancy is now eight months as she looks forward to a greater testimony when the baby will be finally delivered.
ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL & DRUGS ABUSE BROKEN!
Mr Mbaliso Mbambe from South Africa was under heavy bondage that threatened to break his once happy home. He was addicted to alcohol and the smoking of cigarettes and hard stuffs such as cocaine, for ten years. This made him to sleep out of his matrimonial home and womanize. This gave him the spirit of anger and he became so violent that he often fought his wife. He knew this was a big problem and he certainly loved his wife. To add salt to the already festering wound, his business was failing and the little money it gave him, he spent on drug abuse. They visited churches and fasted but all in vain. The more they prayed, the nastier the urge became. Right from fasting, he would go to beer parlours, mixing up with bad friends all over again. Together, they would chain-smoke and abuse drugs. At one point, he was arrested because of the same problem during which he stayed under police custody for seven days. It was not until a friend helped him install Emmanuel TV in their house where they watched powerful testimonies of people who had been set free from similar enslavement that he saw the light.
The moment he received his own Anointing Water through a friend who had been to The SCOAN, he knew his problems were over. He prayed and ministered it on himself, in Jesus’ name. Immediately, he felt a stomach upset and he vomited poisonous substances. Since then, the idea of taking alcohol and smoking repulsed him. He read the Word of God frequently and always prayed to God to help him maintain the newly found peace. Not long after, his finances picked up and his business which had been suffering stagnation was also set free and he started receiving contracts. His wife testified how the blood of Jesus Christ has restored affection in their marriage and brought breakthrough in their finances through her husband’s deliverance. Praise God!
MIRACLE BABY WHO DEFIED ALL ODDS!
Mrs Faith Dimkpa and her family came with an extraordinary testimony. She had the problem of an overdue pregnancy and was experiencing evil attacks. When she was close to her delivery, the doctor said the baby was in breech presentation and they gave her only five days before she would have to be operated because her placenta was ruptured. She decided to rush to The SCOAN and was placed on the prayer line where the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, prayed for her. Immediately, labour started and she went back to the same hospital. To the glory of God, she delivered her baby safely without operation. The doctors described it as a miracle. It was a medical impossibility but a possibility by God. She and her husband came on Sunday with their baby as a testimony of God’s power.
LECTURER’S SHOCK PROMOTIONS AFTER 26 YEARS OF STAGNATION!
It was all doom and gloom for Engineer Chris Onuegbu. For 29 years, working for one of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, he only experienced promotion once in 26 years. It was one of the most frustrating setbacks. His last promotion was in 1994. He felt downcast and depressed as he watched others, less experienced and younger than him, cruise above him in ranks. It weighed heavily on him and always wondered why only him. It was not until 2011 when he discovered Emmanuel TV that his life changed. He started praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua and the same year, he had the first breakthrough. He was able to complete his Masters degree that same year. This is a degree he had pursued for years but failed to accomplish. In 2012, the long awaited promotion came and he was made a senior lecturer. That is not all. He was the same year appointed Head of his department and later dean of faculty. As if this was not sufficient, he was appointed as director of one of the Institution’s campuses. He was also chosen to represent his institution at an international conference in India!
Meanwhile, his son, Akachukwu had been suffering from sickle cell anemia from birth. He had no medical chance to come over it until he brought him to The SCOAN after several frustrating medical applications. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, prayed for him and he received his healing. Now his genotype has changed from SS to AA. That aside, the boy whose academic performances had once dropped to the lowest ebbs, is now one of the leading academic lights in his class. Their faces, radiant with joy and happiness; father and son came to share the awesome breakthroughs they have received in Christ Jesus.
NO LONGER CONDEMNED!
Before Mrs Ebak came to The SCOAN sometime this year; she was the saddest and most depressed woman in the world. Her husband, a mobile police officer, was in police custody charged with murder. He was accused of killing a senior police officer. If the husband was found guilty, he would spend the rest of his life behind the cold walls of a police cell, away from his wife and two children. What happened was that her husband had gone to the northern state of Nigeria when the alleged police officer was said to have been shot. However, there was no evidence that Mr Ebak was the one responsible. He was being wrongly held.
Behold, when she came to The SCOAN, she received her breakthrough through a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua who mentioned the issue, saying, “Where is your husband? You are lonely and your house is scattered.”
Later in the Prophet’s office, she received the Anointing Water and another word of prophecy that as soon as the Anointing Water reached her husband, he would be released. She handed the Anointing Water, together with a letter explaining the words of prophecy she had received, to a brother who was to take them to her husband at the state where he was imprisoned. While the brother was still contemplating how he would get to the state considering the danger the route imposed, he saw the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua in his dream. The man of God gave him his Bible and said, “Hold my Bible, I will be ahead of you”. By the time he woke up, he was confident to embark on the journey. He readily took the Anointing Water and letter to Mr Ebak in prison. Miraculously, the following day after Mr Ebak had ministered the Anointing Water, his file that had been missing was found. His case was then taken to court where he was charged for an offence that warranted life imprisonment. The next time his case came up in the court, he prayed and ministered the Anointing Water again and all those who had falsely testified against him became speechless. He was soon discharged and acquitted for lack of evidence. Not only that, he was reinstated back to his job.
CHAIN OF CAPTIVITY BROKEN
Having no job to provide for his needs, Mr James Gba started to browse the internet in search of one but what he got at the end was not what he bargained for. During the period of browsing the internet for a job, he received an email with a link. Upon viewing the site, he discovered it was a pornographic link and he became addicted to pornography. That was the beginning of more misfortune for Mr Gba. He began to experience nightmares and his body became weak. Everything went down. He wanted to quit the bad habit but he could not master it. While in this predicament, a friend introduced him to The SCOAN. Later, he obtained the Anointing Water which he ministered in Jesus’ name. Immediately, his addiction to pornography was broken. Two days later, he received a call from an organization he had once applied to. He was offered a job. Shortly after this, he got another job offer from a bigger organization. Now a well-employed man, he has been able to procure a piece of land, pay his children’s school fees and live a happy life free of pornography. He advised people to be careful what they do on internet so they don’t fall into a trap as he did!
JUST A TAP! CHRONIC NECK PAIN GONE
South African national, Mrs Motlalepule Zulu woke up one morning with a pricking sensation in her shoulder and arm. It felt as if someone was pricking needles into her flesh. It felt terrible and she went to see the doctor but they could not diagnose any cause. The pain radiated to her neck and she was given a neck collar. If she dared to sleep without wearing it, she would wake up with a very severe headache. Her body was always heavy and sore. This affected her job and she decided to come to The SCOAN where she was prayed for by Prophet T.B. Joshua. With just a tap from the man of God, she fell to the ground and she received her instant healing. When she went to sleep later, she woke up in the middle of the night and to her surprise, she did not experience those pains again. She thanked God for healing her and for setting her free from her sickness. To prove her complete healing, she turned around her head and tossed away the neck collar!
The service closed with the ministration of the New Anointing Water where many more people were rescued from evil captivities.