Ever rich in the presence of the Holy Spirit, the Sunday service of May 10, 2015 at The SCOAN provided another great platform for the impartation of the Word on a congregation of God’s people who have never allowed their faith to waver in spite of the many challenges facing Christians all over the world. The global realities of economic depression, war and natural disasters notwithstanding, the children of God gathered at The SCOAN to give thanks and praise (inspired by the melodic tunes of the choristers) to the Creator who has continued to strengthen them from grace to grace with blessings unspeakable.
In furtherance of the incisive tradition of sermons at The SCOAN, Wise Man Christopher touched on an important aspect of the Christian race bordering specifically on our walk with God and the understanding of His ways. Even though His ways are not our ways, Wise Man Christopher observed that with a little understanding, we can have more insight into the ways of our Creator: “To learn to hear from God after prayer, is a much greater blessing than the blessing itself”.
Hearing from God is a more significant blessing than the material or physical blessings that we are seeking. This is so because, whoever hears from God has a direct access to His throne of grace and will never be taken unaware by any sudden event. God will always direct such a person. Above all, according to Wise Man Christopher, the salvation of our souls is the main essence of miracles, blessings and the rest of God’s manifestations of His glory: “Miracle is not an end in itself but a means to an end which is the salvation of our souls. Healing, deliverance, blessing, breakthrough, victory, protection or the like is not an end in itself but a means to an end which is the salvation of our souls”.
Commenting on the nature of God’s gift to mankind and how to maintain such gifts, he stated that using God’s gifts to His own glory is the best way to sustain the constant downpour of His blessings to the receiver. This is even more instructive knowing that many would prefer to be proud when they are blessed forgetting that is was God who blessed them so that they may be blessings to their communities: “Character is everything. When you have God’s kind of character, you will see the need to use the gift of God in your life for God’s glory”.
Concluding Wise man Christopher said that we as Christians need God more when we are blessed because of the many challenges that come with receiving blessings. It takes a godly heart to be blessed, especially in wealth and still remember God. That is the reason Christ said “It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God”. More so, we need God more in times of blessings because, without Him, we may not be able to stand the level of antagonism the wicked world would throw at us knowing that we are enjoying God’s grace. Wise Man Christopher captured the scenario thus: “Why do you need God more? You need God more in blessings than in poverty because the blessings of God always attract uncommon challenges, persecution, hatred, envy or jealousy from the people of the world in such an extent that it is only God that can see you through. If God is not involved in your life then, nobody will see you through them”
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’ name. Amen.
VISA SECURED THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Mr. Caleb Awolola, a party stalwart in Lagos received an invitation to attend leadership training in the United States alongside 22 other persons. Being a first-timer to the American Embassy, his approach to the visa interview was different and wise. Before leaving for the American embassy, venue of the visa interview, he had ministered the Morning Water on all necessary documents including his international passport, invitation letter and appointment letter, calling on the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua to come to his aid.
When he arrived at the venue of the interview and while queuing and waiting for his turn, he continued to meditate, asking the son of David to see him through the process. To his greatest surprise, the man who interviewed him only asked very basic and simple questions most pertaining to his personal life. Satisfied with his response, the man collected his passport and asked him to return on a later date to collect his visa. To the glory of God, on the stipulated date, Mr. Awolola collected his visa and has since travelled to the United States. Out of the 23 that attended the interview, he was the only granted the visa. This was a big surprise to his colleagues who attended the interview together with him.
He came back to The SCOAN to testify to the good thing God has done for him through the Morning Water medium. He advised the people of God to pray always and leave everything to God.
EDUCATIONAL CAREER REKINDLED THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Having graduated from the University of Ghana, Legon, in 2013 with a first class honours, it remained a mystery that Mrs. Rolanda Yennah could not secure admission for her Master’s in the same school. All efforts she made resulted to failure. Even when she tried to buy multiple admission forms to increase her chances, it remained the same sad story. This unfortunate story continued for 9 long years. In 2012, she once again decided to apply for three different admissions: Master in African Studies, Master in Adult Education and Bachelor of Law.
After submitting the admission forms, she dreamt that she was sitting for an exam. But while other candidates were busy writing, she was moving from hall to hall in search of her index number. According to her, before that very dream, she had discovered that each time she applied for admission, she always found herself in dreams where invigilators would stop her abruptly and ask her to submit her papers.
Convinced that she needed God to hamper the vicious cycle of failure in her life, she set out for The SCOAN. Upon receiving the Morning Water at The SCOAN, she returned home and began to minister it in prayer. To her amazing delight, those dreams of sitting for exams became a thing of the past in her life. Afterwards, she sat for and passed the exams as well as interviews for the three admissions she applied for. To the glory of God, she received the three admission letters and has decided to go for the Bachelor of Law, dropping the Master in African Studies as well as the Master in Adult Education. Testifying with so much joy and confidence in God’s power, she urged the people to embrace the anointing in the Morning Water and run to God in times of trouble rather than waste their time blaming and suspecting others.
BEDWETTING YOKE BROKEN THROUGH MASS PRAYER
For Mrs. Chinwe Biereagu, her daughter’s incessant bed-wetting had become a pill too bitter to swallow. She found it very hard to come to terms with the disgraceful challenge which had haunted the lass since childhood. It even became a family embarrassment when her daughter’s younger siblings chased her out of their room as a result of her challenge and forced her to sleep on the same bed with their mother who also confirmed that her daughter bed-wetted thrice every night. Fed up with the whole situation and having consulted many people with no solution, she opted for The SCOAN.
During The SCOAN Mass Prayer, Mrs. Biereagu raised Favour’s picture while keying into the powerful declarations of deliverance, healing and breakthrough by the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. On getting home, her daughter informed her how she also keyed into the Mass Prayer believing God for her deliverance from the yoke of bed-wetting. Mrs Biereagu had also received the Morning Water which she ministered on her daughter. Through the power and grace of God in the Mass Prayer and Morning Water, Favour is now free from the torment of incessant bed-wetting. Thanking God for her deliverance, Favour advised people with similar challenges not to patronise native doctors but rather run to God for their deliverance.
SAVED FROM GHASTLY MOTOR ACCIDENT THROUGH MORNING WATER/STICKER MINISTRATION
Mr. Chukwuemeka Eleje had a premonition of an impending danger as he drove his family of eight back to Niger State after a visit to his village.
When he mentioned his apprehensions to his wife, she advised him to minister the Morning Water which they had right there in the car. He did as she advised and the journey continued. Somewhere along the road, they encountered an acquaintance whose car had broken down and decided to offer a helping hand by towing the vehicle. As they towed the vehicle, the rope kept cutting itself at intervals prompting them to stop by at a market to get a bigger and stronger one.
Having fixed the new rope, the towing continued bringing with it an unfortunate story. As the vehicles trailed each other connected by the towing rope, Mr. Chukwuemeka could only remember hearing a loud bang. Both cars started swerving dangerously on the road creating a pathetic scene on the express way and attracting the attention of other travelling vehicles. Mrs. Eleje who was in front with her husband continued to call on the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua to intervene. Their car eventually got loosed from the car it was towing, somersaulted seven times and headed into a ditch inside a bush. Against all expectations, no member of his family inside the car was hurt neither was any member of his acquaintance’s family of five hurt. Even the car which was eventually pulled out of the ditch by a crane was not affected as none of its parts was damaged as it was the same car he used to convey his family back home. Testifying before an applauding congregation, Mr. Chukwuemeka Eleje in company of his entire family thanked God for the miracle of saving their lives. He advised people to hold on to God and desist from patronising native doctors.
PROMOTION RESTORED THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION AND MEDITATION WITH THE FAITH BRACELET
Mr. Francis Yagarga has been working with the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for 28 years as a nurse but suffered career setback for reasons he could not fathom. However, from his observations, something was wrong somewhere as he was made to realize that even his promotion have been hijacked by unknown forces.
Unsatisfied with the dimension his career was taking, he came down to The SCOAN in search of solution believing that God would turn his situation around and declaring that his past was over. He received the Morning Water and started to minister it in prayer. He also received the Faith Bracelet with which he observed prayerful meditations, asking God to take more of him and give him more of Himself.
Soon things began to take a positive turn. His promotion that had been hijacked by some forces was restored. He was appointed the Vice Principal, Academic of his institution. Grateful to God for restoring his promotion, he urged the congregation to leave all their burdens for God.
CEASED MENSTRUATION RESTORED THROUGH MEDITATION WITH THE FAITH BRACELET
For many months, Miss Wilson Powel battled with the problem of ceased menstruation which saw her visit many hospitals and consume many drugs all to no avail. She was not happy with the way things were turning out and decided to visit The SCOAN, the Arena of Liberty. At The SCOAN, she received the Faith Bracelet with which she embarked on meditation on the Word of God asking God to take more of her and give her more of Himself.
Getting home that fateful day, she felt some stomach discomfort. Nonetheless, she went to sleep and waking up the next morning, she discovered that her menstruation was restored. Standing before the congregation at The SCOAN, she thanked God for using the Faith Bracelet medium to answer her prayer.
DIFFICULTY IN WALKING HEALED AT THE PRAYER LINE
Mrs. Zaratu Audu from Ghana had a terrible waist pain that resulted to her difficulty in walking for seven long years due to lumbar spondylosis. She could not do anything but locked herself up in the room crying all day. In the midst of her anguish, a friend introduced her to the Emmanuel TV and she took great interest in the power-packed healings and deliverance taking place at The SCOAN. She thereafter came down to Lagos.
When she got to The SCOAN, she was arranged at the Prayer Line where the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her in Jesus’ name. Since that time, she has been walking well and doing all her domestic duties excellently. All the pains and the difficulty that made her cry have all disappeared. Filled with joy and gratitude to God, she told the congregation that God wiped away her tears by using the man of God to heal her. She advised people all over the world to call upon God whenever they carry a burden because He will surely deliver them.
After the testimonies, clips of the happenings in Day 1 of the historic “Two-Day Crusade With Prophet T.B. Joshua” in the nation of Mexico was shown to the congregation and viewers all over the world.
God never stops giving us reasons to praise His Holy name. Through the medium of the Morning Water which was ministered to the congregants in Jesus’ name, the people were delivered from their various afflictions. To God be the Glory!