On Sunday March 22, 2015 the church service at The SCOAN created another great platform for the congregation to witness the outpouring of God’s power and glory. From the choral ministration of the Emmanuel Singers to the highly edifying message of the man of God, one thing was certain – the presence of God at The SCOAN cannot be over-emphasised! Testimony upon testimony, glory upon glory and favour inimitable, the people of God in the congregation, with their countenances animated by smiles from the depth of their hearts, gave glory, honour and adoration unto the KING OF KINGS in Whose hands lie the meaning of their lives.
Indeed, the Word of God is the foundation of our lives as Christians and remains the standard upon which our daily lives are built. Speaking on the BELIEF IN HIS WORD, Prophet T.B. Joshua engaged the congregation on salient factors that enhance our relationship with God. He defined the indispensability of God’s Word in the life of a true Christian and how the Faith Bracelet helps to connect the heart to God: “Many of us don’t know the importance of this Faith Bracelet. The Faith Bracelet will actually help you to reset your belief on the outside because on the outside, there are distractions. Even while you are sitting down, there are a lot of distractions. This will take the theme of the message – BELIEF IN HIS WORD. That is, believe in God’s Word”.
Discouraging the attitude of some Christians who allow their circumstances to determine what they believe, the man of God urged the congregation to realise the need to place God’s Word above every other consideration: “Many Christians today – their situation at hand determines what they believe. Paul preached the Word of faith in that book of Romans to the people in Rome. The Word of faith he preached is in two places – he told them that this Word is in two places: in their hearts to believe; in their mouths to confess”.
More so, the man of God explained the relationship between the Word of God and our faith without which it will be impossible to please God. In other words, it is only by professing our faith through the Word of God that we can unleash the power and presence of God in our lives: “Faith comes through the Word of Christ – in our hearts to obey, in our mouths to talk. You can confess anything but what you believe is what you practice. It is what you believe that translates in the life you live. What I believe is what is translating in my life. You can’t just tell someone, ‘I am a Christian’ – you can say you are a Christian and not such in heart. What you believe in your heart influences your conduct and character”.
Concluding, the man of God urged the congregation to always engage their hearts in meditating on the Word of God as that would guarantee them constant connection with His will: “Even when you are making up, engage your heart. Are you in the restroom? Engage your heart. At the same time, you are reading but can be meditating on something different. For so long, your spirit man has been dormant. Something else has been using your spirit man. You are doing something else and your spirit man is engaged in something else. Engage your spirit-man… I have told you how to engage your heart – not thinking about your situation, condition. Think more – meaning meditation”.
At The SCOAN, God’s power is continuously being manifested through life-changing miracles through various mediums in confirmation of the divine mandate given to the man of God to heal, deliver, redeem and unchain God’s people from the bondage of the world. The following testimonies are a proof of the efficacy of faith through prayer at The SCOAN.
CHRONIC LARYNGITIS AND BRONCHITIS BOW TO THE ANOINTING WATER
For 19 long years, she had been battling with chronic Laryngitis and Bronchitis. Her whole life was reduced to an unending struggle with those ailments. Mrs. Diana Hara-Chileshe, from Zambia, would suffer severe congestions of the chest and throat which made a caricature of her job as a font desk officer. After several futile quests for solution, she eventually made up her mind to visit The SCOAN, the arena of liberty.
At The SCOAN, she was privileged to be at the Prayer Line where the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua laid hands on her and gave her a bottle of the Anointing Water which she continued to use back home in Zambia. To the glory of God, she eventually discovered that all the debilitating symptoms that held her health captive had disappeared. In order to confirm her victory over those ailments, she visited the hospital where tests showed that she was totally free with a clean bill of her health. Jesus is Lord! Through the medium of the Anointing Water, she has been unconditionally set free.
Radiating so much zest and joy, she counsels people to remain faithful with God and uphold the principle that His time is the best.
GOODBYE BARRENNESS… WELCOME FRUIT OF THE WOMB!
Mr. and Mrs. Pius Okoh suffered untold humiliation and mockery in the hands of their community and family. Their inability to bear a child became their greatest undoing. They had visited various hospitals and places all to no avail. Diagnoses showed that Low Sperm Count, Candida and Hormonal Imbalance were some of the medical reasons for their condition.
One fateful day, while watching Emmanuel TV, the couple had witnessed the testimony of another barren woman whom God blessed with fruit of the womb through Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prayer. That testimony strengthened their faith and inspired their visit to The SCOAN. At the Prayer Line, they fell to the great anointing of God when the man of God laid hands on them. According to Mr. Okoh, a great burden left him after the prayer by Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Equipped with the Morning Water and a Face Bracelet, the couple went home and continued to Pray and meditate in Jesus’ name. Within one month, Mrs. Okoh was diagnosed with pregnancy to the glory of the Most High God!
Advising the congregation during their testimony, the couple urged them to put their trust in God and belief that with Him, all things are possible.
FINANCIAL TURN-AROUND THROUGH ANOINTING WATER MINISTRATION
In 2013, Mr. David Nwankwo, a native of Abia state was beset with financial difficulties that made life very miserable for him. Fortunately for him, he was in Lagos then and decided to seek the help of God at The SCOAN. When he got to The SCOAN, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him and gave him the Anointing Water.
On getting home, he continued to use the Anointing Water and to his utmost surprise, his life turned around rather miraculously. His business soared financially as he was able to build five different houses within four months. Indeed, the goodness of God is always marvellous in our sight. Mr. David also testified to God’s protection over his life as he was saved from an armed robbery attack in which his car was sprayed with bullets and yet nothing happened to him and his driver. Thank God for the Anointing Sticker.
Thanking God for his turn-around, he urged the congregation to believe in the power of God present in the Anointing Water, Anointing Stickers and the Emmanuel TV channel.
INFERTILITY WASHED AWAY THROUGH ANOINTING WATER
Mr. Sebastian Onuorah came to The SCOAN with medical conditions that made him incapable of impregnating his wife. He had Staphylococcus infection and low sperm count. The social stigma associated with the inability of a couple to bear children continued to haunt him even as extended family members continued to mock him and his wife for their childlessness. Taking a leap of faith, he decided to seek divine intervention at The SCOAN.
When he got to The SCOAN, the man of God laid hands on him and gave him the Anointing Water which he went back home to minister together with his wife whenever they prayed. Within a short period, the expected manifestation of God’s power came to pass in a rather dramatic way. His wife had gone to her home-town to see her people on their invitation. Unknown to him, she had left their abode with pregnancy. It was the same mocker of their childless condition that called to inform him about his wife’s pregnancy. Whoever mocks God’s children mocks Him.
Testifying at The SCOAN in company of his wife and their baby, Miracle Onuorah, Mr. Sebastian urged the congregation to continue to trust and believe in God no matter the condition they find themselves in.
Robbed of identity. Bereft of a place called home. Raw talent mangled with fatiguing frustration. Such was the story of Stevenson Simplice, a young man from the Caribbean island of St Martins. A broken home led to a tumultuous upbringing characterised by suicidal thoughts and intense feelings of reject and neglect.
Traversing different countries in search of a place to settle down and start afresh, Stevenson eventually found himself in one of the Scandinavian nations. He was at that point based in Israel when a musical he was performing in was to tour Norway. The young musician came to The SCOAN prior to his Norwegian adventure and was privileged to be among those who received the Anointing Water.
His arrival in Norway was accompanied by an unprecedented peace and assurance that he had finally arrived ‘home’. After several months of staying in Norway, he decided to apply for residency – a practical impossibility given his short stay in the country and the facts that he was homeless and jobless. After ministering the Anointing Water and going to the police station to apply, he was incredibly given permanent residence within one hour!
His friend who had been applying for more than two years unsuccessfully to have residence was perplexed at his breakthrough, but Stevenson ministered the Anointing Water to her and told her to return the following day. She did and was also granted permanent residence!
Doors of mercy and favour kept opening in an extraordinary fashion as Stevenson was offered an unexpected job which enabled him to be financially secure. Still without a home, Divine providence arranged him to meet a couple who had a house which they offered for him to stay in free of charge! Showing pictures of the well-furnished, luxurious house, Stevenson’s testimony is evident – a radical transformation! “When I came here, God healed my heart and reinforced my identity as His son,” he told the congregation. “If He can do it for me, He can do it for anyone.” He ended with a recently composed song, encouraging people to put Jesus Christ first in everything!
ANKLE INJURY HEALED THROUGH ANOINTING WATER MEDIUM
Mrs. Katarina Joshua Peter, a Slovakian nurse living in the UK and taking care of old people was confined to the use of crutches after she fell from the stairs and fractured her ankle. The doctor had said she would have to cope with their own usually long and painful recuperating regime. But she had a very big God that would do His things miraculously. Instead of resigning to fate, she continued to thank God in spite of the pain and incapacitation she was passing through. She would watch the Emmanuel TV continuously and minister the Anointing Water in faith. For three weeks, she had great moments with her father in heaven through those mediums.
After those weeks of prayer and meditation, she had a dream in which the cast on her leg fell off. By the time she woke up, her brother also told her about the dream he had in which she was healed at The Prayer Line. He declared that she was healed indeed. In order to get medical confirmation of her victory over a broken ankle, she visited her doctor who advised her to leave the cast on while the healing process continued. But when she got home, in demonstration of her faith, she removed the cast and walked freely without pain or inhibition – a confirmation that she has been completely healed. She urged the congregation to trust in God and hand over all problems to Him.
FRUIT OF THE WOMB GRANTED THROUGH THE MORNING WATER MEDIUM
For ten years, Mr. and Mrs. Okafor wandered in the wilderness of childlessness. The doctors had diagnosed them with Candida infection, Staphylococcus and Low Sperm Count. All efforts to get help from herbalists proved fruitless until they found their way to The SCOAN, the final bus stop.
At The SCOAN, they received the Morning Water which they ministered months in prayer. After few months, Mrs. Okafor was confirmed pregnant. Clearly expectant, husband and wife thanked God for His wonderful work in their lives and urged the congregation to continue to trust in God at all times and in all circumstances.
DISTANCE IS NOT A BARRIER. NO MATTER YOUR CONDITION, FAITH IS THE ONLY THING BETWEEN YOU AND THAT MIRACLE OR BREAKTHROUGH. MAY GOD MEET YOU AT THE POINT OF YOUR NEED IN JESUS’ NAME. KEEP WATCHING EMMANUEL TV!