The power and wisdom of our God are beyond human comprehension. Those who rely solely on God will never be put to shame. That was the mood at The SCOAN Sunday service on June 14, 2015. Aside the wonderful testimonies that reminded the congregation of God’s miraculous omnipresence, the inspiring songs of the choristers raised the momentum of praise and worship and kept every heart expectant of Heaven’s windfall of blessings and uncommon grace.
Evangelist Evelyn Joshua added spiritual substance and depth to the occasion with her admonition to Christians to remain steadfast in God and rely on His supremacy over everything rather than cling to their own human capacity which is limited: “People of God, believers, Christians, upon our strength, power and wisdom we cannot rely, all our sufficiency is of God. And in His wisdom, power and grace we must go on and go forth. Those who have many battles to fight on the way to Heaven, be strong in the Lord, be strong for service, be strong for fighting and, be strong for suffering. Apply yourself to your work and duties as Christian soldiers. Don’t change your position, rest in the place God has for you”.
She cautioned believers on the need to realise the huge task that awaits them in the long and tedious walk of faith. According to her, the more we advance as Christians, the more life becomes slippery. No matter how high we climb in the ladder of life, our ability to sustain our faith in God and the capacity to survive temptation matters most: “Mountain climbing is a picture of the life of faith. Throughout our lives we are to continue moving upward. Faith grows stronger as we climb higher, learning more about God, growing in our relationship with Him, becoming stronger in our battle with temptation and pushing ahead in telling the lost about Jesus Christ”.
Evangelist Evelyn Joshua added: “What God values in a man are beyond human discernment and are planted in the heart. What God requires of us is planted in our heart. It does not consist in costly sacrifices or waving of hands in worship without a thorough reformation of heart and life. The profession of faith with the mouth alone without the power of it in the heart is a mockery of the very fundamental article of the Christian faith”.
In her concluding counsel, she urged all to have faith in God. According to her, in the midst of tribulation, God is still saying something.
SAVED FROM DOMESTIC ACCIDENT THROUGH MORNING WATER/STICKER MINISTRATION
Professor and Mrs. Hungwe have continued to marvel at the miraculous way God saved their lives from a domestic accident that can only be described as awful. Living in far away Michigan in the United States of America, the couple had been battling the freezing snowflakes of the city before the shadow of death came, creeping stealthily under the cover of the early hours of dawn in an attempt to wreak havoc on their lives.
The couple were asleep when the worst happened. It was 3 ‘O clock in the morning. Professor Hungwe heard the loud bang and is fortunate to live and recount the story. A very tall and big tree very close to their house had fallen missing the building and their two cars by whiskers. Going by the position and proximity of the tree to their bedroom, they would have been crushed to death but for divine intervention.
The visibly amazed couple agree that their lives and properties were spared as a result of the Morning Water and Morning Stickers with which they have always prayed. Their cars had the Morning Stickers just like the house on which the Morning Water was also ministered and around which were placed the Morning Sticker. The way and manner the tree missed the cars and the building remains a miracle to the couple and their neighbours who witnessed the aftermath of the incident.
Ascribing the miracle to God’s mercy, the couple thanked Him for saving their lives and urged viewers all over the world to embrace Him.
SAVED FROM GHASTLY MOTOR ACCIDENT THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Mrs Janet Pius had requested for the Morning Water from her husband that fateful morning as if she had a premonition of the ghastly motor accident that was waiting for her. The inter-state trader from Bayelsa State had successfully purchased her goods from Onitsha and was on her way back when the unpalatable happened. Seated in front beside the driver, the vehicle’s front and rear tyres burst causing it to summersault into the bush.
While the wounded passengers were being led out of the vehicle, she was nowhere to be found. All the goods in the vehicle fell on her and covered her away from eye sight. But an injured man who had sat close to her insisted she was hidden somewhere in the vehicle and this prompted the search that led to her rescue from under the heap of goods. Even though she could not minister the Morning Water because of the tight corner where the strangulating weight of the goods had kept her, she was able to place her hands on it calling on the name of Jesus and the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua to come to her rescue.
Her husband, Mr Pius got information about the accident and his wife’s involvement from a police officer who was at the scene. His wife was taken to a hospital and an x-ray was carried out on her to ascertain the level of internal injury she might have sustained from the accident. But to the surprise of all, the x-ray result certified that she was okay apart from a little swelling on her leg. How she even managed to breath under the weight of all those goods remains a mystery. Testifying before The SCOAN congregation, husband and wife were unanimous in their belief that it was God at work. The family friend who introduced and later accompanied the couple to The SCOAN also testified that it was indeed a miracle that Mrs Janet Pius came out of the vehicle alive.
HEALED OF CANCER-CAUSING BREAST LUMPS THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Waking up one morning, Mrs Eunice Likita from Gombe State noticed she had severe pains on her two breasts. The pains were so terrible that she could not bend down. The next option for her was to consult a doctor. Getting to the hospital, she was diagnosed with two lumps on her breasts and was advised to come for surgery so that the lumps would be removed lest they develop into cancer. At that point, the fear of death built its tent in her heart. But rather than succumb to the defeatist promptings of human nature, she jettisoned the doctor’s advice and headed to The SCOAN.
At The SCOAN, she received the Morning Water which she ministered daily. She also ministered some into her bathing and drinking water. Soon after, she discovered that the pains had disappeared. Curious and surprised, she went back to the doctor claiming she had come for the surgery she had run away from. In line with medical practice, the doctors needed to examine her to ascertain the condition of the lumps before surgery takes place.
After she was re-examined, it was a huge amazement to discover that the lumps which they diagnosed had disappeared. Thank You, Jesus Christ.
HEALED OF ACCIDENT INJURIES THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION
Mr and Mrs Roland Zhou from Pretoria South Africa were involved in a motor accident while travelling within their native country. The accident was so serious that they could not move their bodies. The police officer that came on rescue mission at the scene of the accident had to help retrieve their Morning Water in the woman’s bag to minister on them before they were taken to the hospital. On getting to the hospital, it was discovered through x-ray that the couple were injured. While the woman suffered a bone fracture on her hand, her husband had a broken neck.
Her husband’s case was worse and it was suggested that he had to undergo surgery. Even the doctors wondered how the man managed to move his body eventually when the x-ray report showed that he should have been paralysed. In spite of all the discomfort and pain, the couple continued to minister the Morning Water believing that Mr Roland Zhou will not be paralysed. And to the glory of God, he walks properly today without any difficulty. The Pretoria-based couple, thanking God for their miraculous healing, urged people to believe in the Word of God always because it is powerful.
VINDICATED FROM FALSE AND CRIMINAL ACCUSATION THROUGH PRAYER WITH YOUTUBE MESSAGE OF PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA
Mr. Elvis Osakwe is a cashier with one of the commercial banks in Nigeria and hails from Delta State. The banker received a rude shock at work one day when a woman walked into his office and claimed she deposited the sum of three million naira into her account through him. To the young man, it was like another episode in a theatre of the absurd. The matter got to a head and attracted the attention of the bank’s management. Even when footages of the CCTV camera within the entire bank showed that Mr Osakwe never collected any money from the woman, she, in alliance with her husband, claimed that the CCTV footage might have been tampered with bearing in mind the power of technology.
Bent on carrying out further investigations, the parties involved namely: Mr Osakwe, the woman and her husband were taken to the police station where a statement was made and eventually, Mr Osakwe was taken into police custody. While in custody, Mr Osakwe prayed along with a downloaded YouTube message of the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua on his phone, asking God to vindicate him. Sooner than later, the woman confessed to the police how she had tried to frame the young man into a crime he never committed. It was later discovered that the said money was with her in her house. She only tried to frame the young man because she wanted to convince her husband (who kept putting pressure on her to produce the money) that she had deposited it with a bank. Thanking God for his vindication, the young banker advised people to always trust in God.