In the spirit of worship, the congregants, raising and waving their hands in reverence to Heaven, were visibly absolved by the heart-moving songs from the choristers. The Sunday service of July 5, 2015 at The SCOAN was a blend of Kingdom enthusiasm with a harvest of God’s boundless grace. Evangelist Cindy added evangelical bite to the atmosphere with her illuminating teaching on a very topical as well as universal issue – The Language Barrier. In this regard, she was emphatic about our communication with God which is only possible through a relationship in which both parties understand each other’s language. We can only talk to God and get His responses to our requests when we make ourselves comprehensible to Him through our acts and deeds. Hence, the success or otherwise of our communion with God depends on the language factor. And the language factor in our relationship with God is much deeper than we think: “Brethren, we are designed to think, talk, plan and act with God. There is no real communication or communion unless both parties take part in the conversation. Remember, Christianity is not a religion but it is all about our relationship with Jesus Christ. Based on the dictionary, communication is the exchanging of information. Imagine if you cannot communicate, will there be a lasting relationship? When there is no good communication, there is no good relationship”. Language in our relationship with God includes so many things. The level and strength of our faith, the priority and essence of our prayer requests as well as the state of our hearts determine whether or not we speak a language God would understand just as Evangelist Cindy observed: “What the Bible says in James 4:3 is true that many do not have because they do not ask but many ask/ pray and yet do not receive because they ask amiss (wrongly). We need to know the language first before we can get it right. In our relationship with God, by prayer, we speak to God and when you read the Bible, you hear God speak. One is not complete without the other. This is what happens when we read. Remember, prayer has language. God only hears the language of the Bible. So, talk God’s language, talk faith”. She went ahead to explain that God cherishes our faith, especially when we exercise it with total commitment and confidence: Brethren, it is funny to see Christians sweating while praying as if everything depends on them. Prophet T.B. Joshua always encourages us that we must work hard as if everything depends on us and pray as if everything depends on God. Remember, it is God that makes it happen. Therefore, your failure to act faith nullifies your prayer. Brethren, without faith, it is impossible for you to reach God and His promises or to receive answer to your prayer”. Evangelist Cindy also extolled the attitude of some Biblical characters who became models of the Christian faith due to their unshaken conviction in the ability of God, through His Son, Jesus to grant their heart desires: “Look at the woman with the issue of blood, it was very tight when multitudes of people were moving together; you will not know who touched you but how did Jesus know that it was that woman with the issue of blood who touched the hem of His garment? How did she attract Jesus’ attention? What about the Canaanite woman. Thousands of people were talking, crying but how did she attract Jesus’ attention while shouting, “Son of David, have mercy on me”? How did Zacchaeus, the tax collector attract Jesus’ attention when crowd was following Jesus and Zacchaeus was just looking from the top of a tree? How? It was the faith in their heart that attracted Jesus’ attention”. Having established the fact that the only language God understands is the language of the Bible, Evangelist Cindy concluded by encouraging Christians to hold on to God as their prayers still count irrespective of how long ago they have been praying, declaring that God is working out the answer: “Remember, your prayers for many years are not lost. Faith is a lifestyle of trusting in God, not ordering God around. Believe that God will answer your question on His own schedule. Ecclesiastes 3:1, 11 says that there is time for everything under the sun and everything is beautiful in God’s time. There is a time to pray or to send our petition to God but there is also time to wait in faith in Christ Jesus. They will surely come to you a hundredfold at God’s appointed time”. TESTIMONIES Testimonies from different parts of the world show that indeed, God is daily working out something for our good. The following testimonies will inspire you and help build your faith in God. HEALED OF LUNG FAILURE THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION For Ms Karuhaka Ngotothirite, a nurse from Botswana, it was a scenario akin to being in- between the devil and the deep blue sea to take the decision for her son to undergo surgery or succumb to the deadly blow of a chest infection that had rendered the young man inactive in school. With an incision already made and connected to a tube through to his lungs to drain air and to facilitate his breathing after doctors had diagnosed him with a failed lung, Ms Ngotothirite knew the risks and needed to do something fast lest she lost her son to the cold hands of death. In the midst of her dilemma, she had come across a friend who introduced her to a man who in turn promised to help her out with the Morning Water he had received from The SCOAN. The man agreed to meet her at the hospital where her son was admitted. At the hospital, the man ministered the Morning Water on her son. Ms Ngotothirite and the man continued to minister the Morning Water with prayer on her son. By the fourth day, the young man was feeling much better and disclosed the improvement to his mother. Elated by this disclosure, she suggested another x-ray to ascertain the state of his lungs. And to God be the glory, after the x-ray, the doctors discovered that the ailing lung had returned to its normal function without any further need of the air drainage. Thanking God for his healing, Ms Ngotothirite advised people all over the world to remain calm in times of trouble because God is always there to rescue them. FRUIT OF THE WOMB GRANTED THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION For nine long years, Mr and Mrs Oghenekaro Odubu from Delta State, Nigeria, battled with the problem of barrenness. The prospect of carrying their own children became a mirage in their marriage as they ran from pillar to post without any solution. While Mr Odubu was diagnosed with low sperm count, his wife had irregular menstruation. All the cocktail of medicines they consumed could not help. It eventually dawned on them that what they required was God’s power to turn their sorrow into dancing. Their decision to come down to The SCOAN last year proved to be the wisest thing to do. While at The SCOAN, they received the Morning Water, went back home and ministered it in prayer. After a month, Ms Odubu noticed some changes in her physiological conditions and headed to the hospital for medical examination where she was confirmed pregnant by the doctor. Filled with joy and the reality of being expectant parents, the couple came to The SCOAN to testify to God’s intervention. They thanked Him for restoring their pride as parents and urged people to put their trust in God because with Him, all things are possible. SAVED FROM ROBBERY AND PROMOTED ABOVE EXPECTATION THROUGH MINISTRATION OF ANOINTING MATERIALS Just like the confusion that erupted amongst the Babylonians who tried to construct the tower at Babel, the robbers that tried to invade Ms Fidelia Abara’s house fought themselves at the gate. Never did she rely on her training as a Chief Superintendent of Police. She must have understood the futility of self effort having grown with The SCOAN ministry through the years. The UN-employed security officer and Emmanuel TV Partner only had the Anointing Stickers on her gate. The robbers on rampage had sent shivers down the spines of the inhabitants of her street. It was her landlord who alerted her to the horrible presence of the night marauders at the gate of her compound. With the highest level of calm and confidence in God, she neither panicked nor tried to call in the police. Instead, she told her landlord that there were invisible soldiers fighting for her safety at the gate. After fighting themselves, the robbers miraculously left without gaining entry into the compound. The next day, neighbours who had thought she was attacked were shell-shocked when they realised that the men of the underworld couldn’t even find their way into the compound. Ms Abara told them that the invisible soldiers at the gate prevented them from entering her compound – referring to the Anointing Stickers on the gate. Thanking God for what He has been doing for her through the anointing materials at The SCOAN, she also testified to her miraculous promotion after she ministered the Morning Water on a promotion list that had her name as number one. She was eventually promoted far above her expectation to the glory of God in addition to providing her the funds to acquire two bungalows in Abuja. She has also been redeployed to Lahore, Pakistan to head a UN security team. Ms Abara urged the people to continue to trust God as He is the only one who can help them. FRUIT OF THE WOMB GRANTED THROUGH MORNING WATER MINISTRATION For Mrs Blessing Anyaele, a Nigerian resident in Ghana, life was meaningless without a child after several years of marriage. Though she had been diagnosed with pelvic inflammatory disease and given some medication, her condition did not improve. She continued to carry the burden of barrenness and the social stigma associated with it. Somehow, she stumbled on an idea – to visit The SCOAN, her last bus stop! Upon reaching The SCOAN, she received the Morning Water and returned back to Ghana ministering it in prayer and expecting a miracle from God. During this time, by divine direction, she bought baby clothes, ministered them with the Morning Water and presented them as gift to an acquaintance who had just given birth to a baby, hoping in God to visit her in a mighty way. Within that same month, she was confirmed pregnant by doctors. Describing herself as a happy woman, Mrs Anyaele told the congregation at The SCOAN that she would be coming back with her baby for another testimony. She was admonished to hold on to God. After the testimonies, the Morning Water was ministered among congregants to deliver many from the wicked onslaught of the powers of darkness unto the glorious realm of freedom in Christ Jesus.