The mood at The SCOAN during the Sunday service of May 3, 2015 was ecstatic with demonstrations of how God’s people can be passionate in praise and thanksgiving for all the love their Father in heaven has been showering on them all the while. From the countenances of the visibly excited and elated congregants to the lyrical depth of the chorister’s deliveries, it was very obvious that they had come because of their love for the presence of God at The SCOAN as the Emmanuel Singers would put it in UNDER HIS EYES: “… HE watches over us day and night. We are not alone”.
In furtherance of the biblical concept of love and its applicability to the Christian life, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, spoke philosophically about the subject and made fundamental allusions to the Bible in which love is described as the greatest. The same love that inspired Christ to lay down His life for mankind is the most universal price Christians have to pay to enter the kingdom of God: “Faith cannot work alone. Faith works by love. Without love, faith is faithless. This is the challenge we have in Christendom – we have faith but no love. That makes us live in a faithless generation. If there is love, the church will be one – but the church is not one. If there is love, there will be unity”.
According to the man of God, the totality of a Christian’s life is measured in terms of the love he extends to God and the people around, especially his neighbours and even those who hurt him/her: “A true Christian is measured by how much he loves God and his neighbour. God measures our life by our love for Him. Faith without love is faithless. Hope without love is hopeless. In 1 Corinthians 13:13, there are three things that will last forever – faith, hope and love. Among them, the greatest is love”.
At a time when the whole world is being strangulated by hate and bitterness, Prophet T.B. Joshua re-echoed the Christian standard of loving one another, irrespective of colour, race or religion. The man of God drew the attention of the congregation to the need to place our love for God above all other considerations: “Your belief in God is calculated by how much love you have for God and your neighbour. God is love. He who abides in love abides in God and God in him. It is not enough to believe in the unity of God but you must love Him above all things. I believe Jesus – it is not enough to believe in the unity of God. You must love God above all things. We must love one another, irrespective of religion or faith”.
In his conclusion, Prophet T.B. Joshua once again reminded Christians of the inevitability of trials and tribulations even in the face of all the love they show to the world. But he/she who continue to place God’s love above all things will never relent in showing love even to those who do not value it. Tribulations will continue to come because life is not meant to be sweet all through: “As you go, there is going to be difficult times. If anyone says life will be sweet throughout, it is not true. The Bible says in this world there will be tribulation but cheer up – I have overcome. Life is all about good times and hard times. If you are not from God, hard times will reveal you. If you are from God, those hard times will strengthen your desire and make you stronger and stronger. Your life is measured by your love for God”.
Just as God’s mercies endure forever, the testimonies He has put on the lips of His children continue to increase. The following testimonies are a confirmation of the mighty works of God at The SCOAN. As you read, may God locate you with your own testimonies in Jesus’ mighty name. Amen.
ECTOPIC PREGNANCY NORMALISED THROUGH ANOINTING WATER/STICKER MINISTRATION
For Mrs. Irakoze Nweta, a Tanzanian national, it took an unshakeable faith in God for her to put the devil to shame. Having been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy in 2013, the only option left for her was to undergo an operation that would see the pregnancy terminated in order to save her life. Her father, a staunch Christian had encouraged her to minister the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker as soon as she conveyed to him the result of the ultra-sound scan carried out by her doctor.
After ministering the anointing materials as directed by her father, she was encouraged to go and face her doctor in faith. On the scheduled day of the operation, a sister came to remind her that with God, all things are possible! She told her that pregnancy is God’s gift to her and she should not tamper with what God had given her. As she continued to minister the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker, she defiantly refused to undergo an operation and left to another hospital. Within just one hour, the second hospital tested her and confirmed that the baby in her womb was completely normal and there was no trace of the ectopic pregnancy! Returning to the other hospital to request the discontinuation of the planed operation, the doctor was not happy with her. He therefore asked her to sign a document exonerating himself from whatever happens to her since she refused to go on with the operation. Several hours later, she delivered a bouncing baby boy without an operation and no complication! Everyone at the hospital was so shocked, the doctor in charge even personally calling the her into his office and telling her to ‘keep serving God’.
Testifying at The SCOAN in company of her mother and her baby boy, Mrs. Bukoro urged people all over the world to have trust and faith in God.
HEPATITIS B CURED THROUGH ANOINTING WATER MINISTRATION
Mrs. Georgina Ayamba was jolted by her doctor’s findings. The Ghanaian teacher was told by her doctor that all those body pains, headache and waist pain were as a result of hepatitis B, a terminal viral infection that has no known cure. Carrying out her domestic duties became very difficult even as it became apparent that she needed urgent help. The only help the doctor could offer was to give her some medication that would relieve the pains she felt.
Having realised that she was the only one infected in the entire family, her husband suggested they undergo a 3-day fasting and prayer in order to seek God’s help concerning her condition which he described as an attack. After the fasting and prayer session, Mr. Ayamba reminded his wife of the exploits of the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, via the Emmanuel TV channel which they watched frequently. Encouraging her to key into the miracles at The SCOAN, he told her he was sure that as soon as she stepped into The SCOAN, all her problems would be over.
Arriving at The SCOAN, Mrs. Ayamba was privileged to receive the Anointing Water with which she returned to Ghana in high spirits. That night, the couple prayed together while Mrs. Ayamba ministered the Anointing Water on her entire body. As she slept, she noticed that her body was so light. Unknown to her, the mighty hand of God in the Anointing Water medium was already at work in her life.
That same night in her dream, she found herself at The SCOAN where an usher was telling her not to mingle herself with sick people. The usher directed her to a different position declaring that she was not sick. When she woke up, she narrated her dream to her husband who thanked God and explained to her that the dream was a victorious one. She decided to return to the hospital to carry out another test. On getting to the hospital, she insisted on having another test carried out on her and behold, the result read negative. The hepatitis B virus had disappeared. How it happened, only God knows!
Filled with joy and the spirit of thanksgiving, Mrs. Ayamba vowed to continue to serve God for the rest of her life.
GASTRO ENTERITIS CURED THROUGH PRAYER VIA EMMANUEL TV
Mr. Don Eromosele suffered from gastro enteritis and did everything he could to cure himself but instead of getting better, the ailment got worse. As a lecturer, it was so embarrassing that on some occasions, he would have to run away from class to avoid messing himself up. Matters got to a head on a particular day when his condition worsened to the extent that he was stooling uncontrollably, running very high temperature and sweating profusely. He was rushed to the hospital by his wife and placed in the emergency ward.
After several tests and treatments, there was no improvement. Instead, his condition worsened. The hospital could not hide their frustration with his inability to recover. By the time the family became financially constrained, the wisest thing they did was to take him home. Back home, it was a sad tale. He was so destabilized by his condition that he could not even sit down properly. His wife became his greatest asset at this point. She would move him from one direction to the other and ensured that he was okay to some extent.
Mr. Eromosele was eventually introduced to The SCOAN by his younger brother who insisted that he needed to seek solution there. Arriving at The SCOAN, he had lodged in a hotel awaiting the registration of visitors who wanted to be at the Prayer Line. In his hotel room, he realized that the Emmanuel TV channel was aired. As he watched the Emmanuel TV, his attention was attracted to the prayers of the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who was talking to viewers all over the world declaring that every sickness, affliction, curse and yoke were broken in Jesus’ name.
Keying into the prayers by the man of God, Mr. Eromosele managed to stretch his hand and placed it on the screen of the television responding with loud “amen” together with his wife. After the prayer, he placed his hand on his stomach and behold, a loud noise was heard as he felt a sensation of heat all over him. For the first time in a long while, he could sit down comfortably for long without rushing to the toilet. Even his temperature began to normalize.
Thanking God for the unexpected way his healing came, Mr. Eromosele confessed that he had wanted to go to the Prayer Line but received his healing in his hotel room through Emmanuel TV. To confirm his miraculous healing, tests were carried out and they showed that his condition was normal. All anomalies within his system were cleared through prayer via the Emmanuel TV channel. To God be the Glory!
NIGERIAN POLITICIAN DELIVERED FROM SMOKING ADDICTION THROUGH EMMANUEL TV!
Hon. Joseph Bassey was a chronic smoker. This was not just an addiction – it was an obsession! For 21 years, he smoked in a continuous chain – it was his first action in the morning and his last at night. “It was only when I slept that I didn’t smoke,” the Nigerian politician explained. Even politically, the bad habit was an embarrassing hindrance. As a member of the Cross Rivers State House of Assembly, he would be restless and rush to present his views so as to quickly leave the chambers and smoke.
One fateful day, Hon. Joseph visited his sister’s house and discovered them watching a Christian television station. It was Emmanuel TV. Intrigued by the events he was watching, the Nigerian politician decided to install Emmanuel TV in his own house. The more he watched, the more his faith began to grow! One day as Prophet T.B. Joshua was praying for viewers, Hon. Bassey decided to reach out and touch the screen of his television. A strange sensation erupted within his system and he immediately rushed to the restroom. After passing out an unusual substance, Hon. Bassey felt different. It was as if something had left him. From that day forward, smoking has become a thing of the past! “People even placed bets in my community as to when I would return to smoking,” the politician laughed, explaining that no one believed it was possible he could quit smoking. He added that his freedom from smoking has led him to introduce Emmanuel TV to multiple chain smokers in his community. Amazed at his transformation, many of them also received their deliverance from the addiction through Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prayers in Jesus’ name.
In addition, Hon. Bassey’s wife was diagnosed with a fibroid, rendering the couple childless. She had even travelled to India for an operation but still remained unable to conceive. After coming to The SCOAN and receiving the Anointing Water, he ministered it to his wife, praying that God would bless their home with a child. They met as husband and wife and shortly afterwards, his wife became pregnant and delivered a bouncing baby boy!
Finally, Hon. Joseph testified that he was successfully re-elected to Cross Rivers House of Assembly in the recently concluded elections, adding that he was the only candidate in his state that ran an election without an opponent in the primaries. “The favour of God in my life since I came to know Emmanuel TV, Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Anointing Water is just too much,” he testified. Advising congregants, especially politicians, he stated that there can be no genuine success without God. “You need God’s grace and guidance to serve in any capacity,” he said.
PROMOTED IN THE MIDST OF RETRENCHMENT THROUGH ANOINTING WATER MINISTRATION
The government company in Nigeria where Mr Aranki Rimamsike worked was taken over. With more than 50% of the workforce retrenched, the Adamawa-based man feared he was about to lose his job and source of livelihood. Deciding to rush down to The SCOAN, he was among those who received the Anointing Water which he ministered in his office while awaiting his fate. Remarkably, Mr Aranki was not only retained but promoted! A job that his new boss told him was actually reserved for expatriates– the head of the entire Finance Department – was miraculously given to him.
In addition, Mr Rimamsike had been wearing glasses due to a terrible case of poor vision for nearly 20 years. He could not even read bold letters without wearing spectacles. A spray of the Anointing Water however changed everything! Since ministering the Anointing Water in his eyes, Mr Aranki woke up the following morning and ‘forgot’ to wear his glasses. For over one year now, he has not touched the glasses and his vision is perfect!
LEGAL BATTLE STRUCK OUT THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Mr. Jan Ntamane from South Africa started an eco-tourism project in his country in 2007 but got stalked along the line in 2010 due to certain challenges. Some other business owners had sued him to court arguing that he did not get the necessary approvals before embarking on the project and must be immediately demolished. And being an environmentally sensitive location, the matter assumed serious dimensions. He was summoned by the provincial government and the high court on different occasions. He was undeniably in the eye of the storm almost going bankrupt in a bid to clear himself. He had even borrowed money from a prominent South African bank but instead of progress, trouble was rearing its ugly head. Mr. Ntamane also experienced a bizarre trend in which robbers would visit and rob him during every winter for several years at the premises of the same project.
Bent on disentangling himself from the legal battle that could cost him his investment, he visited The SCOAN in March 2013. As soon as he arrived at The SCOAN, he felt flashes of hope and envisioned himself making progress in life. By the time he eventually met the man of God, instead of talking about his business, the man of God counselled him about his health and the need to avoid worry. After offering him counselling and prayer, the man of God gave him the Anointing Water which he ministered in Jesus’ name.
Upon returning to South Africa, the case, which was taken to the highest legal court in South Africa and widely reported in newspapers across the country, was incredibly struck out alongside all the charges against him. Mr Ntemane explained that his case is now the subject of study for South African legal students specializing in the environment due to its unique nature!
Radiating the glory of God, Mr. Ntamane urged people to minister the Anointing Water in faith and that God will see them through.
DELIVERED FROM DEMONIC BEADS
When Miss Franca bought a set of attractive beads from an unusual market woman, little did she know her life would be plunged into the throws of demonic bondage. In a dream the night before, the young lady saw herself wearing an unusual set of beads. Waking up, a small voice within prompted her to visit the local market where she discovered the very same beads she saw in the dream available for sale.
Wearing it around her waist, Franca instantly became connected to a world under the water. She would see herself in a river in the dream, dressed in fine robes and sending people on errands as if she were a queen. Physically however, trouble erupted. Franca was disgustingly raped shortly after her demonic acquisition, the abuse followed by a strange sequence of events. Firstly, men began romantically approaching the young lady, as if she possessed something that seduced or enticed them. In addition, she lost all interest for her academics and schooling, eventually dropping out. Also, her menstruation strangely ceased after she wore the beads. As the setbacks and disappointments continue to mount in her life, she succumbed to the advice of a friend to visit The SCOAN for deliverance. As Prophet T.B. Joshua offered mass prayer, he began releasing prophetic words to the congregation. “There is a lady here with beads around her waist,” he instantly pronounced. “This stands for destruction.” Franca was shocked. She had not told anyone of the jewellery surrounding her waist. Coming forward, she renounced her covenant with demons through the unusual beads and removed them from her body. The following day, her menstruation was restored and she has been disconnected from that evil chain that satan had used to connect her to himself.
During the service, words of prophecy were given by Prophet T.B. Joshua to the congregants pointing them to their future success. The man of God then went on to the prayer line section of the church and the name of Jesus Christ was again glorified through the miraculous healing and deliverances that took place in the lives of the people.