Sunday March 29, 2015 witnessed the commemoration of Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem with the Palm Sunday celebrations. The children at The SCOAN gave a symbolic enactment of that event as one of them rode on a donkey amidst shouts of Hosanna! The congregation was poised for an encounter with God even as they remained excited in anticipation of the showers of His blessings upon their lives. As usual, the Emmanuel Singers were on hand to dish out melodious tunes much to the edification of the entire congregation.
The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua spoke on the dynamics of the Word of God and its everlasting significance in the life of the Christian who desires to live above board in the Christian race: “You begin to believe the Word of God when it dominates your heart. There is no amount of the Word of God in your mouth that can influence your conduct and character. It is when the Word dominates your heart that you can go forth and go on in the discharge of your Christian duty”.
Continuing, Prophet T.B. Joshua observed that in teaching and preaching the Word, it must be in accordance with the Spirit of God. “The words we use in counsel, teaching and preaching must be in accordance with God’s Spirit. The more you think more about what you read, the more your heart acts upon the Word.”
On how we can nurture our faith, the man of God opined that we can only do so by steadily dwelling on God and His Word. According to him, when we look up to God in the totality of our affairs and build our trust around Him, it is only then that His power can be manifested in our lives: “How do we have faith? We have faith when we know God. Faith continues to grow as we continue to look unto God, look at God, and meditate on God. If you know God, you will simultaneously have faith. It grows”.
Concluding, Prophet T.B. Joshua urged Christians to continue to meditate on God’s Word at all times as it enables them to gain access to God and to understand His will: “Meditation in God’s Word is a visit with God. Do you know something is greater than all you are waiting for? Hearing from God is a much greater blessing than any other blessing you are waiting for.
At The SCOAN, testimonies remain the living proof of God’s mighty presence. His power is so felt by all who come in contact with His servant, Prophet T.B. Joshua who has been given a divine mandate to set the captives free in Jesus’ name. The following testimonies are meant to inspire your faith and unflinching belief in the power of God to do all things.
OBESITY CURED THROUGH WATER THERAPY
He had resorted to consuming a cocktail of pharmaceuticals as well as Chinese tea on the advice of friends who showed concern for his condition. Mr. Mutimba Zulu, a Zambian national suffered obesity and was torn between finding a solution and managing the debilitating effects of his condition. He would wake up tired and sapped of energy. On some occasions, he would dose off in public much to his own embarrassment. His work life was affected as it was always difficult for him getting up from the bed. His weight was no doubt his greatest undoing.
In the midst of his frustrations, he had encountered the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua speaking about water therapy on Emmanuel TV and had decided to key into the directives of the man of God – to do water therapy every day. To his greatest surprise, things took a dramatically encouraging turn. His weight began to diminish while a new surge of energy popped up. A man who had once suffered constipation and excessive weakness now bubbles with energy and the zest of youth. He now enjoys waking up and preparing for work, a scenario that was once a huge burden.
Thanking God for what He had done in his life using the water therapy medium, he advised people to desist from consuming drugs that claim to offer solutions for obesity and instead embrace the instructions of the man of God on water therapy. He also testified to God’s intervention in his eviction saga when the landlord of his rented shop gave him an eviction notice, only for God to provide him a way out as he secured and bought a new property which he renovated and now uses as his own.
DOUBLE HEALING THROUGH MORNING WATER
Mrs. Nwandu Comfort Okonkwo, a Nigerian living in Holland had two health problems that gave her serious concern. She had a tooth problem which doctors diagnosed as a bacterial infection. She was avoided by people because of the offensive odour that emanated from her mouth whenever she talked. She suffered headaches, jaw pains and used all kinds of medication but never got any results. Even her doctors had suggested the extraction of her tooth in order to thoroughly clean the inside of her mouth so that the bacterial infection and odour could stop.
Sceptical about the viability of the tooth extraction operation, she made up her mind to visit The SCOAN believing that God would intervene in her case. At The SCOAN, the man of God gave her a bottle of the Morning Water which she continued to apply while asking God to visit her as He had been visiting the multitudes who continually gave testimonies at The SCOAN.
When she got back to Holland, she called on God to manifest Himself in her situation declaring that if He could deliver many people from worse situations, then hers was a minor case. Establishing her total faith in God and His ability to heal her, she began to administer the Morning Water prayerfully. After three months of ministering the Morning Water, she went back to her doctor for a check-up. To her joyous amazement, the doctor declared her free from the infection that had greatly embarrassed her. Her elation knew no bounds!
Testifying before the congregation at The SCOAN, Mrs. Okonkwo also recounted the restoration of her hearing through the same Morning Water ministration. According to her, she had grown up with an ear ailment from which puss always came out. Because, nobody paid attention to her predicament, she grew up carrying that burden until it affected her hearing with the right ear. While battling with her right ear, her hearing with the left ear also suffered some setback after she was involved in an accident in which her left ear got perforated while deafness stared her in the face!
In order to get some help, she had gone to the hospital after the accident to correct the problem with her left ear. The doctors mistakenly operated on her right ear claiming that it was worse-affected from their diagnosis. After undergoing operations on both ears, she still could not hear. Her last hope was the Morning Water.
Just as she did in the case of her tooth infection, she called on God to prove Himself through the Morning Water. She appreciated the wonderful things He had done for other people in the past and declared that her case would not be different. With faith and absolute belief in God, she prayerfully applied the Morning Water on her ears. One day, after returning from work, she had put on her television but discovered that she could hear extremely louder than normal. Even when she turned down the volume, she still could hear the voice from the television. She also discovered she could hear the voices of people outside her room. That was how she got to know that her hearing has been restored. To further confirm the miracle, she put a call through to her friend and heard everything from the other side. To God be the glory!
In the spirit of thanksgiving and praise, she urged people all over the world to believe that nothing is beyond God stressing that He will always be there for those who put their trust in Him.
REDEPLOYMENT SECURED THROUGH MORNING WATER/STICKER MINISTRATION
For three years, Miss Margaret Philip had tried in vain to secure redeployment from her northern Nigeria office branch to Lagos. But each time, she failed. As a contract staff with one of the Nigerian banks, she had been posted to Katsina State since 2012. She had contacted her superiors over there concerning her desire to be redeployed back to Lagos but they all told her that the final decision on whether she would be granted redeployment rested with their overall superior based in Lagos. Bothered by the situation of things, she decided to visit The SCOAN in search of a solution.
At the SCOAN, she received the Morning Water together with the Morning Sticker which she ministered as she prepared to keep an appointment with her overall superior in Lagos. One thing that surprised her was the pleasant conduct of her overall superior who only asked her why she wanted to redeploy to Lagos. And because of the power of God in the Morning Water medium, she found favour in the sight of her overall superior. To God be all the honour and praise, after that encounter with her overall superior, she was in church at The SCOAN when she received a call she could not pick because of the church service. After church service, she called the number back and was informed by another superior colleague that her request for redeployment to Lagos was granted.
In the end, she was redeployed to Lagos against all expectations. It was an ironic twist of fate through the power of God as some of her colleagues who were permanent staff approached her to help them facilitate their own redeployment through the woman (overall superior) who approved hers. It was like the case of a slave being sought after by a master for help. This can only happen when God is involved.
Expressing her bewilderment with the “magical” manner in which the Morning Water works, she advised people to have faith and believe in the medium because it works wonders in Jesus’ name.
FRUIT OF THE WOMB GRANTED THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER MINISTRATION
Mrs. Vera Stijf, a Nigerian living in Holland had been searching for the fruit of the womb for eight years without success. She had undergone many fertility treatments without any positive result. She had even tried the In-vitro fertilisation on six occasions without achieving results. She became downcast as a result of her situation more so because of the fact that her friends and other neighbours had children.
Having suffered under the yoke of childlessness for so long, her mother, an ardent follower of The SCOAN through the Emmanuel TV channel, introduced her to the ministry and convinced her to visit its Lagos, Nigeria headquarters. At The SCOAN, she was prayed for by the Wise Men as well as the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who also gave her the Anointing Water which she ministered in faith through Christ Jesus.
Barely a year later, she testified to God’s intervention into her case. Radiating uncommon grace and divine favour with her baby boy, she advised people to believe in God and appreciate the many mediums through which He can transform their lives at The SCOAN.