The choristers enlivened the atmosphere with praise and worship songs that got congregants on their feet in expression of their unflinching faith in the almighty God Who has continued to shower them with blessings unspeakable at The SCOAN. Epic clips of the Pastors Conference held by Prophet T.B. Joshua in Mexico were relayed and served as a motivating tonic to worshippers who have been united in faith to trust God and to honour Him for His goodness and compassion towards them.
As Prophet T.B. Joshua led prayers and ministration at the Pastors Conference, the power of God manifested as the sick people, especially those confined to wheelchairs and those who had lost all hope of ever living a normal life, were healed and redeemed from the captivity of the devil.
Even visiting pastors from Mexico and other countries around the world were imparted with the anointing of God. some of them also partook of the healing session. To God be the Glory!
Sunday, May 24, 2015 witnessed a church service that remains memorable in different fronts. Wise Man Christopher anchored the day’s sermon on THE PATH OF GREATNESS.
The Path of Greatness is one that requires a lot of courage and sacrifice. Many people, desire to be great but they lack the courage, patience and staying power to sustain that desire. Wise Man Christopher observed that great and successful people become subjects of admiration in the eyes of the world, whereas the sacrifices they made to attain the positions they occupy are not brought into the picture: “When you look at the successful people who have genuinely made a difference in their own world today, please don’t just look at their achievements in life but also consider deeply the path they followed, the seemingly impossible situations they maturely handled, how they handled and captured them for God’s glory before they came to a new level in their lives”. Continuing, he stated that the ability to endure delay and humiliation is a virtue that is rare among men. Citing the example of the Canaanite woman, Wise Man Christopher depicted the nobility in patience and humble perseverance: “The humiliation the Canaanite woman received and the delay in her requests, rather than discouraging her, strengthened her desire for Christ. She did not limit Jesus in her request, she asked for mercy and Christ Jesus said to her, “Be it unto you even as you will (Matthew 15:28).” Originally, she was a stranger to the commonwealth of Israel, being a Canaanite; but Jesus saw her faith and gave her the right of sonship. He redeemed her from the limitation of racial discrimination so that she might receive adoption as a son (Galatians 4:5)”.
In line with the universal reality of trials as part of the grooming process for success and greatness, Wise Man Christopher further said, “Mention any great Biblical character and you would see how much pain or humiliation he had to endure in order to come to a new level in life. The way to your future greatness is not a bed of roses”. He added that enduring trials for what you believe comes with its own inestimable reward which is incomparable to all the riches of this world: “If you endure trials for what you believe, God deals with you as a son (Hebrews 12:7-10). If nothing is able to cut off your dependence upon God or your duty to God and your communion with God, God deals with you as a son. When God deals with you as a son, you are one with Him”. Or what else can be better than being one with God?
However, Wise Man Christopher points out the fact that there is only one condition that can guarantee a Christian’s capacity to survive in the face of trials and all sorts of hardship. And that condition is the presence of the Holy Spirit: “No man can stand the challenges of remaining in faith in the face of the vicissitudes of life, unless he is strengthened by the Holy Spirit (1 Corinthians 12:13”.
Finally, Wise Man Christopher urged Christians to see greatness as an asset from God. He declared that greatness is a quality that must start from within. In other words, our hearts must think greatly if we desire to see great realities unfold around us: “As Christians, our greatness comes from God. Greatness does not start on the outside but within you. Great thoughts produce great decisions (Romans 12:2). If you do what God puts into your heart you will make a difference in your world, you will be best among equals. The way of obedience is the way of blessing”.
The following testimonies are a confirmation of the glorious manifestation of His wonder-working power in the lives of His children.
PROMOTION AND CAREER GLORY RESTORED THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Working steadily in an organisation for fifteen years is a great record that deserves good rewards such as promotion and recognition awards. But in the case of Mr. Amidu Adams, a Ghanaian Security Officer, it was the other way round. Instead of promotion and recognition for a meritorious service, what he got for his fifteen years service was stagnation and even demotion. Of a truth, something was definitely amiss somewhere. Another opportunity had come up for him to be promoted in 2011 during a promotion interview but somehow that opportunity ended in a sad story.
Prior to the promotion interview, Mr. Adams had dreamt of a man opening his wardrobe and using faeces to smear on all his clothes. After the interview, he was demoted. His subordinates became his superiors to the extent that even people whom he trained were promoted ahead of him. Concerned about his unfortunate fate, a friend introduced him to Emmanuel TV and that became the forerunner to his turn-around. Inspired by the happenings on Emmanuel TV, he visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water with which he commenced daily prayers.
In the thick of those prayers, he was invited to another promotion interview. While preparing for the interview, he ministered the Morning Water on all his documents. By the time he got to the interview venue, the interviewers were shocked and impressed with his responses and even wondered why he did not get promoted after the last exercise. They however told him to expect a positive response from them. After a couple of correspondences with him, they invited him to another meeting where he was awarded the Best Staff for the year 2014. A week later, he was promoted four steps higher to the position of Senior Security Officer. No doubt, our wonder-working Father in Heaven intervened and restored Mr. Adams to his glory through the Morning Water medium.
Testifying before a greatly inspired congregation, the visibly elated Ghanaian advised people to wait on God at all times.
INTERNATIONAL RECOGNITION RECEIVED THROUGH MORNING WATER/STICKER MINISTRATION
Mr. Emmanuel Frimpong is a Customs Officer from Ghana who loved and did his job to the best of his ability. He was accustomed to carrying out his duties with professional zeal but instead of commendation, all he got was reprimand. He was confused and getting sick of the whole thing to the level of developing some unpalatable health conditions. He would discover blood in his office and all efforts to get to the root of the matter would prove abortive. Whenever he visited the hospital, diagnoses would show nothing was wrong. But within him, he was convinced all was not okay with his health.
Mr. Frimpong visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water with which he returned to his native Ghana and continued to minister in prayer. One morning while he was meditating, he heard a voice say to him that some goods have been diverted. He immediately swung into action and discovered that some persons had diverted some Ivory Coast-bound frozen chicken and was being sold without paying the necessary duties. He reported the matter to his superiors and drove the process that saw the culprits pay all the necessary duties accruable to the Ghanaian Customs. For his gallant and exemplary role, he was recommended for recognition. Shortly afterwards, he was invited by the Customs Commissioner who informed him that he had been awarded a Certificate of Merit by the World Customs Organisation in recognition of his excellent role in the furtherance of international customs operations.
The almighty God also rescued Mr. Frimpong from a terrible motor accident through the Morning Water ministration in Jesus’ name.
Thanking God for His great works through the medium of the Morning Water and Morning Sticker, Mr. Frimpong urged people, especially security operatives, to get closer to God because of the nature of their job.
The Morning Water was ministered to the congregants in Jesus’ name and they received their healing, deliverance, salvation and all of God’s blessings. To God be the Glory!