FAITH AND THE WORD IN ACTION
Sunday April 5, 2015 was Easter day and the special service at The SCOAN was set aside to commemorate the supreme sacrifice of the One who bore the sins of the world on the cross. It was a day to embark on sober reflections; a time to determine our relationship with the risen Christ who came to free the world from sin and sorrow and still lives in our midst through the Word. The Emmanuel Singers inspired untamed praise and embellished the day with melodious but thought-provoking tunes that will linger in the memories of passionate worshippers.
In a deep message, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua spoke on the dual essence of the Word of faith. According to the man of God, the Word of faith exists on two cardinal platforms: in our hearts to believe and in our mouths to confess. That is the only way we can bring the Word into real action. Citing Psalm 107:20, the man of God observed: “He sent out His Word and healed them…” This means, His Word is quite different from the word you are used to. He sent forth His Word. He did not say, “He sent forth word” but, “He sent forth His Word”. If it is Christ’s Word, it is the Word of the Holy Spirit. Before you can make use of His Word, your soul must be guided towards it. When you want to speak His Word, your soul must be guided towards it. It means your spirit must act upon the Word”.
Symbolically speaking, Prophet T.B. Joshua analysed the Word of God and how it works in relation to the mystery of faith. “After you have planted the Seed – the imperishable Seed that is the Word of God, you believe it is growing before you see it grow. Before the Word of God is planted, it must be known, received and steadfastly trusted. It is not just to plant the Word. For the Word to dominate your heart, the Word must be known, received and trusted. This is faith, which is the evidence of things not seen. In Christ Jesus, we have perfect evidence of faith for any one of us to get rid of our doubts. You can get rid of your doubts by the Word of the Holy Spirit”.
Conclusively, the man of God gave the scriptural instruction for the workability of the Word in the life of anyone: “The Word is not planted until it is known, received and trusted. It is settled. You can never believe in Christ Jesus until the Word is known, received and trusted. When you receive it, you grow. When you continue to hear the Word, you grow.”
He sent His Word and healed our diseases. The only thing we need to activate God’s Word into our miracles is to continue to grow our faith through Christ Jesus. The following testimonies will add to your faith and put you in a position to receive your own miracle, in Jesus’ name.
BLESSED WITH A JOB AND SAVED FROM A PLANE CRASH THROUGH PRAYER WITH THE GOOD MORNING STICKER
Miss Corrreitia Nguaiah, a Gabonese law graduate was tempted to take her life as a result of the unpalatable frustrations that greeted her inability to secure a job for almost three years after leaving school. In the midst of her tribulations, she headed to Nigeria to seek divine solution at The SCOAN.
Fortunately for her, she was able to meet the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who prayed for her and declared her free. Two weeks after she had returned from Nigeria, she dreamt that she had secured a job and gave thanks to God when she woke up claiming the victory she had seen in the dream. In physical manifestation of her dream, she received two different job invitations within a space of seven days and was left to grapple with the best choice. She eventually settled for one and today serves as Administration Officer in a company.
Thanking God for turning her situation around, she also testified to His miraculous intervention in an already hopeless situation when a plane she had boarded to the Republic of Benin en route to Nigeria, suddenly developed a fault and started to descend rapidly to the emotional undoing of the entire passengers and crew members. According to her, most passengers had started crying because the manner in which the aircraft descended elicited the highest feelings of hopelessness.
Resigned to fate but with a whimper of hope in God’s ability to do all things, she clutched her Good Morning Sticker and prayed fervently for divine intervention in a situation when paranoia had begun to set in – a passenger had loosened his seat belt and had attempted to escape. Where to? Only God knew. Suddenly, the troubled aircraft regained its aerial composure as a result of the prayers offered by Miss Nguaiah. The rest is absolute praise to the Most High God.
By the time they landed, some of the air hostesses marvelled at the fervency with which she prayed while one who was visibly shaken by the incident burst into tears of joy. It was naturally unthinkable that an aircraft that was on the brink of a nosedive could be stabilised mid-air. God alone can muster the power to do that. Beaming with resplendent joy, she magnified the Holy of Holies for His intervention and advised the audience: “What seems impossible to man is possible to God. We should call on Him in times of trouble and He will answer us.”
DELIVERED FROM DEMONIC POSSESSION
She had eaten the food given to her by an acquaintance and never suspected that the food gift had been contaminated with the charms of a witch doctor in Sudan who had used her name to conjure some demonic abracadabra. For four years, she battled to save herself from the molestations of a demon. Soon after eating that food Mrs. Lucia Haile, an Eritrean residing in Sweden lost her mind and went almost spiritually berserk under the diabolical influence of the bewitched food she had eaten. One early morning as early as 5am, she woke up to see a demon that appeared with a knife asking her to collect the knife and use it to stab her husband.
“The demon was urging me on to kill my husband. It was demanding blood and I could sense that it was desperately blood-thirsty”, she said. One day, while her husband was away at work, she was at home with her fourteen month-old baby when the demon appeared with the same knife and asked her to kill her child. The demon kept on pressing her to shed blood until she became tired and confused and decided to open up to her sister based in Eritrea. Her sister made an arrangement for her to see a priest in Eritrea reputed to have travelled extensively and in possession of the solution to such spiritual challenges. To convince her of his ability, the priest had called to say he knew what was wrong with her and that she only needed to come over to Eritrea.
When she got to Eritrea, the priest used some so-called “holy water” to clean her body, an action that did not yield any positive result. She was thereafter taken to a lake where she was bound and had to be dipped inside and lifted out to free her from the marauding demon. She was given a concoction made of sheep’s droppings and other vegetation to bath with for two months – all to no avail. It got to the extent that she had to bath with the blood of sheep in a bid to cleanse her from the contamination of the demon.
Back in Sweden, she encountered Christians who decided to help her by introducing her to Emmanuel TV. One of the Christians told her to go to The SCOAN for a lasting solution to her problem. When she got to The SCOAN, she was placed at the Prayer Line. As soon as she sighted the man of God, the demon told her to attack and kill him. But because the power of God supersedes all powers, the demon was brought down to its knees when the man of God laid hands on her. The demon within her came crashing down as she received her deliverance, in Jesus’ name.
Elated and full of thanksgiving, Mrs. Haile advised people, especially those who are experiencing similar problems to come to Jesus and receive their salvation. “Jesus is the way, the truth and the light”, she said.
MIRACULOUS CAREER PROMOTION THROUGH ANOINTING WATER MINISTRATION
For seven years, Mrs. Rose Nasimolo experienced career stagnation working with one of the international banks based in Uganda. She remained in the same spot for so long and was not happy with the state of things. Before her very eyes, new employees would come in, get promoted and move on with their lives while she remained rooted on the same spot. For those seven years, her rating was C3 from the possible best of A1.
Though her rating was averagely okay, she felt it was not a reflection of her real worth. While she was on the threshold of resigning from her employment out of frustration, her husband introduced her to Emmanuel TV. At first, she did not really come to terms with what she saw of the man of God’s preaching style but her husband encouraged her more. As she continued to watch, she was impressed with the life-changing deliverances and testimonies that she witnessed and her faith took a leap that was to change her story. She started joining the man of God in prayer by placing her hands on the screen. For the first time in seven years, her rating improved from C3 to B2. This development fortified her faith and belief in the presence of God at The SCOAN through Emmanuel TV.
Even though she was posted to a unit that was considered the lot of people who never did well, she was convinced in her mind that God was working out something. In 2014, she visited The SCOAN in the company of her husband. They were fortunate to receive the Anointing Water after receiving prayer at the Prayer Line. Before they departed Nigeria, one of the wise men assured them that God was already working out something good for them. Mrs. Nasimolo keyed into that assurance with a resounding AMEN.
By the time she got back to Uganda, a pleasant surprise was waiting for her. One month later, precisely April, 2014, she got a promotion after seven years. By the end of 2014, she had attained the highest job rating of 1A with six units to manage as a proof of her competence and performance.
Praising God for the breakthrough, Mrs. Nasimolo said she applied the Anointing Water every morning when she was on her way to work. According to her, she always prayed asking God to take control of her in both her utterances and actions while ministering the Anointing Water. She advised the congregation to have faith in God and never doubt His power and ability to turn things around.
ACADEMIC PASSION RESTORED THROUGH ANOINTING WATER/STICKER MINISTRATION
Miss Yereke Motlogelwa is a student from Botswana who found it very hard to concentrate on her studies. Each time she tried to read her books, other distractive attractions popped their ugly heads into her mind. She would go on and on clubbing and drinking with friends to the detriment of her academic endeavours. For her, those distractions were more interesting and enjoyable because of the momentary pleasures that came with them. Her greatest problem was that she could not resist the urge for the nightlife whenever it arose.
Sometimes, her desire to study would be overtaken by the internet. She would chat endlessly with friends on Facebook and WhatsApp. Any moment her mind reminded her of the need to study, she would dose off into the stream of sleep. If she managed to read at all, it would be magazines and other soft-sell materials rather than her school books. All these culminated in her low performance rating in school. Bothered about the precarious path her life was towing, she made up her mind to visit The SCOAN in May, 2013.
At The SCOAN, she was privileged to meet the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who prayed for her and gave her the Anointing Water. As she ministered the Anointing Water, she realised that her interest for those distractions waned while her desire and zeal for her studies increased. She became more and more attached to her studies rebuffing the invitations of friends who wanted her to hang out with them. Her life took a new and promising turn for the better. And having discovered the power of Jesus Christ in the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker, she would minister the former on herself while pasting the latter on her books. The result soon came. She scored a distinction in her exams and was recognised as the best student.
Praising God for His wonderful intervention in her case, she advised youths, especially students, to remain focused in their studies and avoid friends who would want to lure them away from their illustrious endeavours with distractions such as clubbing, drinking and social media.
HEALED OF LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS
He had woken up at midnight and had wanted to go to the bathroom but realised he could not get out of his bed. His walking capacity was threatened. On seeing his doctor, he was diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis. His condition became very bad as he could not carry out his official duties as a Town Planner. All the medications prescribed for him did not work and he became very confused and sad having to make do with a lumbar corset which was a burden on him. His wife’s business provided succour for the family’s upkeep while he battled with his condition.
Somehow, friends introduced him to Emmanuel TV and he started praying along with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. To his surprise, as he prayed along with the man of God, he felt some relief and reckoned that he would be completely healed if he visited The SCOAN. True to his belief, he came to The SCOAN and was privileged to be at the Prayer Line where the man of God prayed for him. According to him, he felt something like an electric shock as soon as the man of God touched him and immediately he felt very light and discovered he could walk unaided to the glory of God.
Exalting God and His healing prowess, he advised people to learn to trust God rather than believe in their own strength because, like the Word of God says, “By strength shall no man prevail”.
EXCEPTIONAL CAREER TRANSFORMATION THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Mrs. Nancy Okwengu was very optimistic about securing a good job after she had graduated from university in 2006 and had even obtained a post-graduate diploma to add to her credentials but all she could get was a contract job that was as uncertain as the future. Her initial term at the contract job was two weeks. From two weeks, it was renewed for one month. Even though she loved the job,
she could not come to terms with the frustrating feeling of uncertainty that pervaded the whole arrangement. The uncertainty continued until she mustered the courage to move on to another job. Though it was a hard decision to take, when the time came, she left the job and looked forward to a better one.
While she waited for a new job, she visited The SCOAN in December 2014 and attended the New Year Candlelight Service where she keyed into the prophetic declarations of career renewal by the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. On getting to her native Kenya, she browsed the internet and discovered a job vacancy that greatly appealed to her. Coincidentally, it was the same organisation where she had worked years back. Against all doubts about her capability in the face of competition, she applied for the job and looked up to God for a miracle. By this time, her faith had been immensely boosted with the recent visit to The SCOAN.
Equipped with unbeatable faith, she would minister the Anointing Water on her credentials, placing the Anointing Sticker in-between them while waiting on God to show His power. Within her, she had the strong conviction that she would be called for the interview and would emerge the best candidate. Three weeks later, according to her faith, she was invited to attend an interview for the exalted position of Regional Communications Director with an international NGO.
On the day of the interview, the devil tried to punctuate her joy with sorrow. But God was on the throne. Her son who was usually very boisterous and full of health became the target. He was emitting puss from his ears much to the disorientation of his parents. Because of the level of puss from her child’s ear, she had to appeal to her husband to drive her down to the interview venue with the intention of taking him to the hospital after the interview. While ironing the dress she was to put on later for the interview, she ministered the Anointing Water on it and asked God to take control of everything she was going to do and say. When they hit the road, the traffic situation was terrible. Through prayer with the Anointing Water, she was able to get to the interview venue in time.
At the interview, she also counted her Faith Bracelet in meditation believing that God would favour her. To her greatest surprise, all the people on the interview panel favoured her. Five days after the interview, she was offered employment as Regional Communications Director with the international NGO. After the interview that day, she discovered that her ailing son’s condition improved dramatically to the glory of God.
Displaying her employment letter with benefits to the congregation, she advised them to aim for greater heights and never be comfortable wherever they are.
To conclude the service, the man of God Prophet T.B. Joshua raised some powerful prayer points and faith confessions. All those in attendance and watching all over the world confessed, “I have been released to where I belong!” They vowed to keep up their confession of faith during the week, in Jesus’ name.