From divine revelations uttered through prophecy, to a chain-shattering mass prayer that broke the yokes and set free those that were in bondage, last Sunday service at The SCOAN was one to remember. Windows of Heaven were opened; and what followed was an outpouring of God’s anointing that filled the auditorium. As the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua
commanded out contrary spirits and proclaimed healing and deliverance, in Jesus’ name, the power of the Holy Spirit swept through the church, setting people free from various afflictions. The man of God also took the congregation on ‘a visit to Abraham’ when he preached with power on the need to place one’s faith in God alone.
Picking Genesis 22:8 as proof text, the man of God said Christians should emulate Abraham who, when asked by his son where the lamb for the burnt offering was, said, “God himself will provide.”
He explained, “When you are facing challenges, you say, God Himself will save me. When you lack finances, you say God Himself will provide. Abraham’s faith was not on Isaac but on God. If our faith is on the Giver (God), even when what is given is taken away, we will still have hope. When what is given is taken away, that is the more reason we should believe in God, have faith in God the more. Abraham was asked to sacrifice the only son. Assume he had faith on his only son, he would not have courage to obey God’s instruction. Satan wants you to curse God. Satan wants you to live outside the truth where your light is coming from, while you are in pain, while under temptation or affliction.”
Speaking on the vanity of placing faith on one’s possessions, he said: “If your faith or belief is on your possessions, you will continue to be a friend of satan, you will continue to be tempted. If satan knows you like your possessions more than the Giver of the gift, you will not have a moment’s rest.”
Earlier on, Wise Man Racine gave a message titled, “Move God” where he explained how and why the faith of the Biblical characters moved God to act. “Faith is not a risk but a sure and practical act”, he said.
Again, many people lined up to bear testimony to what God the Almighty has done in their lives. Below, are a selected few:
SPINAL AND CERVICAL TORTURE COMES TO AN ABRUPT END!
Mr. Ben Makhuvele Soyaphi was an embodiment of sicknesses. He suffered a stiff neck due to severe nerve compression. As a result of this, he experienced numbness and could not do anything on his own. He had to wear a permanent neck collar and lumbar corset. He also had the problem of severe lumber spondylosis which affected the lower part of his body and as a result, he could not walk on his own. Doctors told him his situation could not be treated medically unless he was ready to undergo an operation with a 50-50 chance of survival. At this point, all the doctors could do was to prescribe him a strong pain killer which became his survival kit. Without it, he would suffer a severe and paralyzing pain.
Left with no option, it came with huge relief when he eventually made it to The SCOAN last Saturday in search of the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. Hunched in his chair at the prayer line, wrapped in a corset and his head nestled in a neck collar, he cut a pathetic figure of one in huge pain. When the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua approached and stretched his hand to him and touched his affected areas, the overwhelming healing power of Jesus Christ was unmistakable. Mr Ben twitched, writhed, moaned and groaned as health seeped back into his limbs and organs.
A minute later, he shocked everyone as he stood up and started to walk after so many years of spinal and cervical body torture. He advised the congregation to always seek God because He is the answer to all fundamental issues of life.
Mr Sekhodiane Matome Esrom is a farmer from South Africa. He had been into the trade for seven years but there was little progress despite owning huge acres of citrus farms which generates high demand at the international market. His produce could not meet the required certification for exportation. Because of this, he was selling to local markets and juice factories. It was not until he started praying with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, on Emmanuel TV that life changed. One day, a man came and asked to buy the land, apparently swayed by its potential. When he refused to sell, the man offered to help him. He brought in machinery and agricultural experts who sprayed chemicals on the piece of land. Thank God, when experts later visited and carried out inspections on his produce, they approved his citrus produce for export and he is now an international exporter. Overjoyed, he explained that all this was because of God’s intervention in his life. As a way of giving back, he is involved in charity works. He takes care of children on the farm by providing them with food and school material so they can do well at school and have a bright future. Praise God!
“YOU WILL THROW YOUR PROBLEM AWAY AS I DID MY CORSET!”
A teacher by profession, Mrs Mashabathakga Mapula from South Africa was severely handicapped in her career and personal life due to a crippling and debilitating Ankylosing Spondylitis of the spine and disc hernia. For eight years, she taught her students only by sitting and instructing them. She was in constant pain. The doctors could only recommend a lumbar corset to support her back and ease the terrible pain to a degree.
As someone who used to move around and be active in her teaching job, this was a very difficult development for her. Hope dawned in her heart as she started watching Emmanuel TV and saw people in worse conditions than her get healed of their sicknesses. She finally made her way to The SCOAN for her encounter with the Healer, Jesus Christ. At the prayer line, the light of God operating through Prophet T.B. Joshua overcame the darkness of her sickness and she was healed. Capturing the moment of her healing, she said an electric shock hit her when the man of God prayed for her. Then, without realizing it, as the man of God asked her to walk, she stood up within an instant and started walking again. It wasn’t until she was half way down the prayer line that it dawned on her that normally, she would not even have been able to rise out of the seat in this space of time.
As she testified live in the church, she cast aside the lumbar corset she had unwillingly used for eight pain-filled years just like blind Bartimaeus cast aside his roadside garment and received new life in Christ. She walked freely and joyfully for the glory of God, no longer experiencing any difficulty or discomfort. To God’s power, nothing is impossible.
BURSARY GRANTED TO PHD STUDENT THROUGH ANOINTING WATER
Miss Ramokoena Camilla Matsek from Lesotho came to The SCOAN at a point when she was considering writing her PhD in Higher Education Studies with the University of Free State. Having received the Anointing Water, she filled in a bursary form which was being circulated online. In faith, she ministered the Anointing Water on the computer, punched the ‘send’ key and claimed her bursary, in Jesus’ name. After a month, she received a confirmation letter from the university, indicating that she had been offered the scholarship!
In another testimony, her daughter was having abdominal pain. This was after she had previously undergone an operation due to the same problem in the past. Faced with a similar situation and considering her tender age, she refused to endorse her second operation. Lucky enough, they had a few drops of the Anointing Water which she ministered on her and declared her healed. As soon as the Anointing Water was ministered, she started to behave like someone in labour and she discharged a massive of blood clot – a giant fibroid. The pain subsided and she was able to sit properly and sat for her examination. Mrs Matsek told the congregation and viewers of Emmanuel TV, there is power in the name Jesus Christ. She advised everyone to trust in the Almighty!
PROPHECY SETTLES CASE OUT OF COURT
For 12 years, Mrs Jennifer Afua from Ghana had been facing a court case concerning a piece of land and decided to come to The SCOAN to seek God’s opinion on the matter. Graciously, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied into her life that God would solve the case. Indeed, the prophecy came to pass with thundering force as just a week later, she returned to The SCOAN to confirm that the court case had been settled amicably outside of the court in just a day!
She also testified of God’s protection in her hospitality business. She owns a hotel and had suddenly experienced two terrible accidents due to ground floor industrial iron fires caused by negligence. However, the fire did not affect the building at all as she had ministered the Anointing Water all over her property,
without which she stated that untold millions of damage would have been incurred to her hotel, properties adjacent to theirs and numerous vehicles parked in their enclosure. In a normal circumstance, the whole building would have been destroyed but through the Anointing Water and Anointing Stickers, the fire was not able to do any damage beyond the power point where the iron had been left plugged. She advised everyone to look unto God for His protection and power and that in God’s mercy, they would not be excluded.
RECEIVE YOUR OWN PORTION:
God’s power was tangible as Prophet TB Joshua led the congregation and viewers of Emmanuel TV worldwide in a time of prayer against their weakness:
“Open your lips and begin to command out all spirits of sorcery, witchcraft and divination, in the name of Jesus Christ! There is a common saying, “I am addicted to talking too much, eating too much, sleeping too much, smoking and fleshly desires.” All spirits of addiction, immorality in your life – begin to rebuke them!
Viewers all over the world, receive your portion! Whatever sickness, whatever they call it – there is no sickness Jesus cannot cure. Be healed, in the name of Jesus! Dry bones rise again!
All spirits operating in your system – be cast out, in the name of Jesus! Cover yourself with the blood of Jesus. Let there be light in your flesh, fluid, bones, blood, tendons, in Jesus’ name. It is well, in the name of Jesus Christ!
Commit your finances, career, business, and destiny to God. Good morning – my career, health, future and destiny – it is a new dawn!”