The grace and glory of God radiated in The SCOAN auditorium as the choir energized the atmosphere with praise and worship songs that touched the hearts of everyone. Evangelist Olamide edified the congregation with an inspiring message, titled, ABUNDANCE OF GOD’S BLESSINGS.
“If God gave you and I His most priceless possession, why would He withhold from you and I anything of less value? The Lord has spoken; it is left for you now to step out in boldness and take God at His Word by reaching out and claiming God’s promises for your life.”
Citing the example of David and his miraculous defeat of Goliath, she said, “David confessed positively and he received the incredible! He refused to make a bad confession because he knew that Someone was listening to him. I mean, Someone was watching over him. David used the power in the spoken Word of God which is the Sword of the Spirit in the Christian armour to defeat Goliath and indeed, the battle became his. Your confession of God’s ability in your situation will put you over”.
Concluding, Evangelist Olamide encouraged Christians to maintain the abundance of God’s blessings in their lives by channelling their blessings to kingdom investment and works of charity. “Brethren, do not ask for blessings in order to spend them on your own pleasures. The primary aim of asking for blessings should be to share them with others because works of charity and righteousness go together. If you say you are a Christian, all your concerns, aspirations and heart desires must be subject to the Gospel by works of charity, knowing that you lose nothing by doing that which pleases God.”
The Psalmist said in Psalm 27:13, “I am confident that I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” As you read the following accounts which testify to the truth of this statement, prepare to receive the abundance of God’s blessings in your own life, in Jesus’ name!
EVERY CLOSED DOOR WAS OPENED
“Whatever door the enemy has closed, let it be opened, in the name of Jesus! Door to your finances, door to your business, door to your career, be opened in the name of Jesus Christ!” As he prayed with Prophet T.B. Joshua via Emmanuel TV, Mechanical Engineer Babatunde Moshood began to declare with increased faith that indeed, his six years of business setback were coming to an end.
Having worked with many major corporations in his country, he was left devastated when his business began to fail. He found himself unable to provide food for his family and school fees for his children’s education. Discouraged, he flipped through the television channels one night and suddenly encountered a light at the end of the tunnel. He had discovered the Viewer’s Prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV.
Two days after praying this powerful prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua, he unexpectedly received a call from a company. To his joy, they instantly awarded him a large contract. With increased faith, he continued to join the Viewer’s Prayer and was able to execute the contract perfectly. Upon completion, he found an abundance of God’s blessings in his finances and continued job opportunities, confirming that the door to his business had indeed been opened, in Jesus’ name.
BACK TO MYSELF
The more we see, the more we enjoy, the more we want. This is a life ruled by the senses – what we see, hear, smell, taste and touch. This was the life 15 year old Christopher Kalu found himself attracted to. Enticed by a ‘big guy’ in his community, the young son of a pastor, a youth leader and worship team member, Christopher began spending much time thinking about the things of the flesh. It consumed his mind to such a degree that he became desperate for power and possessions. While managing to maintain a ‘good boy’ image at home and church, he slipped out one day and joined a cult. Thus began his secret double life.
Although during the weekends he would sing and preach at his father’s church and lead the youth on outreach missions, Monday through Friday he would initiate the youth into a cult he had started at his school. His cultic activities came to a level at which he was carrying weapons and even shooting himself in demonstrations of power.
After several years of leading this double life, he met a friend who expressed concern about his behaviour. Not realizing that she was a viewer of Emmanuel TV, he unexpectedly began telling her the secret of his life. When he had finished, she advised him that he could not keep professing Christ with his mouth but with his actions, praising satan. She invited him to join her for a service at The SCOAN, to which he hesitantly agreed.
During the Sunday service last week, he received a spray of the Morning Water. With just a touch, a strange sensation like fire began to burn his heart and eyes. Unable to control himself, something within him began to confess the double life he had been living, the destruction he had caused and the evil he wanted to continue. These were the last words of the evil spirit that had been dictating his thoughts, words and actions. As the name of Jesus Christ was declared in his life with a spray of the Morning Water, the evil spirit fled and Christopher was delivered. The young man immediately began to feel regret for what he had done in his past. His desire for power, money and violence – all the things he had placed before God in his heart – had vanished in a moment. He testified that his secret double life had ended and he had only one life now – one life for Christ.
Christopher advised the youth around the world to see beyond the illusive and misleading vanities of this world and look unto God, the true wealth of life.
THE MORNING THAT CHURCH CHANGED IT ALL
Experiencing poverty of the highest order after the death of his father, Mr Mohammed Sani Maibaba was looking for a way up. Faced with the immense task of caring for his three young children, he attempted to revive his late father’s dried-up petrol station in order to generate an income.
The station had failed to such an extent that even motorcycles avoided it and the road in front had deteriorated. While discussing the impossible undertaking with a friend, he was informed that he could see impossibilities become possible if he watched a SCOAN Live Sunday Service on Emmanuel TV. He had never attended a church before and was sceptical at first but as he watched the live broadcast, something within him told him to look beyond his doubts and see for himself.
During the course of that historic Sunday Service, Mr Mohammed received the ministration of the Morning Water. As the drops of water sprayed his face, the heavy burdens of poverty and frustration were washed away. He could not have imagined such a relief could come simply by entering a church.
Equipped with his own bottle of Morning Water, Mr Mohammed returned to the dilapidated petrol station and proceeded to minister the Morning Water by faith in Christ Jesus all over the compound. To his utmost shock, within days, the petrol station suddenly sprang to life, began making huge sales, broke even and reported huge profits. Encouraged by the breakthrough, he decided to submit an application to the NNPC, The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and ministered the Morning Water on it in prayer, in Jesus’ name. Out of 380 applicants, he was the only one successful and his petrol station became an official government petrol station. He then began receiving state government contracts.
Encouraged to extend love and charity to the needy from the teachings of Prophet T.B. Joshua, he now houses the less privileged and sponsors many to school. In response, the Federal Ministry of Information gave him an award for his humanitarian efforts.
In line with the instruction of the man of God to explore other non-oil ventures, he was able to acquire expansive land in Ebonyi and now also farms rice, fish and cassava. Today, 76 people in his community are now employed as a result of his business ventures.
Mr Mohammed encouraged all viewers to seek for solution at a living church for God stepped into his life the moment he stepped into the church.
THEY KIDNAPPED MY BODY BUT NOT MY FAITH
As Mrs Nkechi Ezimoha received the Morning Water and Morning Stickers from The SCOAN, little did she know she was being prepared for an encounter that would reveal the divine protection she was under. A few weeks later, gunmen invaded the 70-year-old woman’s home where she had placed the Morning Stickers. As they pointed their gun at her head threatening to kill her, she boldly began to call on the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua to rescue her. Infuriated, the gunmen began to fight, one arguing that they should kill her, the other claiming that something was preventing him from pulling the trigger. Frustrated, they commanded her to bring out her valuables, forced her into her car and drove off to an unknown destination. Thus began seven days of incarceration in the hands of armed kidnappers.
Mrs Ezimoha began fasting and praying with the Morning Water, believing that her children would be fasting for her release as well. As she was confined to a dark room, her faith becoming brighter, the kidnappers were confined to frustration, their demand for a ransom left unanswered.
Unable to handle the continuous prayers and acts of faith of Mrs Nkechi Ezimoha and her children, the discouraged kidnappers gave up and surprisingly agreed to release her. One of them even paid her transport fare back to her destination. Joyously testifying to the miraculous release, Mrs Ezimoha and her son Charles proclaimed, “Why should we be afraid of death when we know where we are going? Jesus is the protection we are under”.
KEEP WATCHING EMMANUEL TV AND LIVE A LIFE OF ABUNDANT BLESSINGS, IN JESUS’ NAME.