Evangelist Josephine reminded the congregation of the need to hold firmly to their faith in God in spite of the challenges life throws at them. She reckoned that God allows His children to face difficulties to neither break nor disgrace them but to prepare them for the greater glory ahead: “At every moment, in every season, we should adore God and fall down to worship Him. When you are struggling with doubt, take time to remember the way and manner God has worked in your life. If you do, you would see that God has allowed you to pass through difficulties and hard times to maintain your union with Him. That union is so strong. Nothing you could possibly do could stop God from loving you. There is no situation that could sever, cut or break that connection. Always remember – He is supporting your position, backing you up, praying that your faith shall not fail as long as you keep strong in His Word”.
With her counsels backed up with scriptural exemplifications, the atmosphere radiated illimitable joy as the Emmanuel Singers took praise and worship to the next level. The plethora of testimonies that followed showed that Sunday, September 6, 2015 would be forever imprinted in the minds of all who witnessed it.
SPIRIT OF BEDWETTING SENT TO THE PIT OF HELL
Mrs Gladys Sandow from Ghana carried over the problem of bedwetting from a young age into her marital life. It was so embarrassing for a mother of twins to wet the bed and have to place her children at the spot to cover up. While all this continued, Mr Sandow was not in the know. The bubble however burst one day when her husband saw urine on their bed. At that time, the kids were already grown and slept in another room. Mr Sandow did not take it lightly with his wife. He was angered by her attitude to the problem. He felt she should have opened up to him.
Mrs Sandow in a bid to find solution shared the problem with her mother who also confirmed that she had experienced the same problem when she got married. It was obvious the problem had more to it than met the ordinary eyes. A family curse became the prime suspicion. After praying fervently with her mother, she sent her brother to Nigeria to get her the Morning Water. On receiving the Morning Water from The SCOAN in January 2013, she ministered it and went to sleep.
In her dream, she found herself at The SCOAN with the man of God praying for her in the auditorium and casting out the foul spirit that had been troubling her life. In that same dream, a strange woman walked out of her body even as a coconut also dropped out of her. Since that day till date, she has never encountered the problem again. Sharing in the joy of her deliverance in company, Mr Sandow advised people all over the world to look up to God and continue to pray.
BARRENESS GIVEN THE MARCHING ORDER
Mrs Udofia’s only pregnancy was a fatal one known in medical parlance as ectopic pregnancy which resulted in a surgery that saw her lose one of her tubes. Matters got worse as she became very scared of getting pregnant because of the risks involved. With no more inkling about what to do, Mrs Udofia and her husband headed to The SCOAN.
The couple from Akwa Ibom, Nigeria, delighted to have received the Morning Water from The SCOAN, returned home and ministered it in faith backed by prayer. Within that month, Mrs Udofia was confirmed pregnant. As the pregnancy progressed, all tests including the ultra-sound scan showed that the baby was in good position and shape. Mr and Mrs Udofia expressed ecstatic gratitude for God’s grace in their lives and advised people to trust in God because with Him, all things are possible.
CONNECTED TO A HELPER BY PROPHECY
She had come to The SCOAN in search of a scholarship for a Master’s programme but unknown to Miss Yayra Boni from Ghana, the man of God had seen that her help would come from her country. Having told the man of God her problem, he declared that a scholarship was waiting for her in her native land. The man of God, in his usual charitable disposition, gave her the Morning Water and the sum of five hundred US dollars. On getting to Ghana, she was introduced to a very influential person in government and was told that seeing him would involve beating the huge protocol procedure of his office.
Determined to excel, she ministered the Morning Water and made for the office of the influential man. To her surprise, she encountered no protocol challenges as she was kindly ushered in by someone she had never met. When she got to the man’s office and explained her mission, he immediately put a call across to an organisation that assists students to secure scholarships. And that was the beginning of her success story. The organisation assisted her and helped her secure a full scholarship for her Master’s programme from which she graduated in July, 2015.
Miss Boni also encountered other problems such as job instability and spiritual contamination through nightmares of sexual encounters that often resulted in abdominal pains. Since she started ministering the Morning Water, those problems vanished. She even dreamt of three ladies who rose from the sea to warn her about introducing the Morning Water to others. Apparently agents of the marine kingdom, they confessed that the Morning Water will deliver many souls from the grip of their kingdom.
Thanking God for putting a new song in her mouth, Miss Boni advised people, especially youths, to run to God. She also encouraged those who have wrong and fragmented impressions about The SCOAN to change in order to enjoy the grace of God that abounds in Christ.
PROMOTED BY ‘FIRE, BY FORCE’
Mr Job Simeon was a Superintendent in the Nigeria Police Force. For seven years, he remained on that rank and prayed for promotion. His longing for promotion really affected him psychologically bearing in mind the fact that his rise from a Cadet to Superintendent did not take much time. Being an ardent viewer of Emmanuel TV who has been inspired by the numerous miracles God uses the man of God to perform, he made up his mind to get the Morning Water.
As soon as he got the Morning Water, he began to minister it on himself asking God to make his promotion a reality. After a while, news came to him that the police have released their promotions. He went to check and discovered that he has been promoted from Superintendent of Police to Chief Superintendent of Police. Thanking God for the promotion and describing the Morning Water as a multi-dimensional miracle worker, he advised people all over the world to make use of it in their prayers and experience the wonder-working power of God in it.
DESTINY UNCAGED AND ELEVATED
Honourable Monday Ossai from Delta State was hooked on wine and loved chasing women. He would spend most of his time drinking from one bar to another and womanising. His life’s course was nothing to write home about. He had no house. The only property he had was a plot of land that was already turning into a dump site due to neglect. Worried about his fate, a friend convinced him to visit The SCOAN.
At The SCOAN, he received a prophetic message from the man of God concerning his life which was in a cage. The man of God gave him the Morning Water, encouraged him to help the needy, especially the elderly and also prayed for him. As he continued to minister the Morning Water, things began to take a new and promising turn. He built an impressive country home on his plot of land, built a bungalow for two elderly people from his community and placed them on a monthly allowance.
Since he started ministering the Morning Water, his old habits of drinking and womanising have stopped. Transformed, Mr Ossai thanked God for his liberation.
FAVOURED WITH LEGAL VICTORY AND BUSINESS SUCCESS
Mrs Suzanne Belibi, a Cameroonian medical doctor based in the US was caught in an ugly web of legal battles. The clinic she had opened with her husband was not allowed to mount its sign on a board it was supposed to share with a hotel. The hotel insisted they had to pay some fee before they were allowed to use the board and the car park. As a result, Mrs Belibi and her husband hired a lawyer just as did the hotel management. While they were battling that, an insurance company wrote to them through another lawyer demanding the sum of three hundred thousand US dollars as compensation in an accident involving their car.
Tired of spending money on legal fees, Mrs Belibi decided to run to God. She came to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water. After ministering the Morning Water on the signboard and her papers, she also decided to relieve their lawyer of their duty as she had a new Lawyer on the case – our Lord Jesus Christ.
With Jesus on her side, she approached the main person in the hotel and he told her to go ahead to use the signboard without paying a dime. Concerning the case with the insurance company, they filed an appeal which was upheld by the court, meaning that they would no longer pay the money requested by the insurance firm. Mrs Belibi also testified to the transformation of her clinic. According to her, before she started using the Morning Water, the clinic recorded a low patient turnout daily. But today, they boast of well over fifty patients daily. She advised people to have faith and believe in God.
AMAZING GRACE CHASES AWAY ABJECT POVERTY
Mr and Mrs Chijiuba Ucheanya tasted poverty in its most undiluted form. After their wedding, things became very rough. Mr Ucheanya remained on the same spot as a lecturer in one of the Nigerian polytechnics without promotion for a long time. The state of things brewed domestic rancour between him and his wife. They kept struggling until his brother came to their home and told them about Emmanuel TV. Convinced that they would be blessed at The SCOAN, the couple came down and joined the Prayer Line where Mrs Ucheanya was delivered from the demon that was responsible for all the family’s woes.
After the deliverance, the man of God gave them the Morning Water and proclaimed that they would come back with the mother of testimonies. And true to the words of the man of God, Mr Ucheanya was promoted from a lecturer to Chief Lecturer as well as Head of Department of Mass Communication. He received an award from students for his outstanding leadership style. Since he began ministering the Morning Water, he has built his own house, bought two exotic cars and enjoys peace of mind with his family. His children are doing academically well in school. He advised people to run to God.
KNOCK OUT FOR THE YOKE OF BEDWETTING
For twenty years Miss Hephzibah was troubled by the problem of bedwetting. She grew into adulthood with the burden that reduced her to a big shame among her peers. She would always dream of going to the bathroom to urinate only to wake up and find herself on the bed soaked in her own urine. The spirit in her made her very aggressive and frustrated. All her prayers aimed at putting an end to the problem yielded no results. A decision to visit The SCOAN became the precursor to her total freedom.
During a Sunday service, Hephzibah and her sister were in the congregation when the Morning Water was bring ministered. By the time the evangelists got to where Hephzibah was sitting, the young lady manifested. As the ministration of the Morning Water intensified, the demon that had been disturbing her spoke, revealing how it had tormented her and tried to destroy her gift of singing claiming that anytime she sang, their kingdom was affected. Taking authority in the name of Jesus, the evangelists commanded the demon to depart from her. Since her deliverance, Miss Hephzibah has not experienced the problem of bedwetting anymore. Filled with unprecedented joy and thanksgiving, she sang to the glory of God.
THE COST OF IMPATIENCE – A TEENAGER’S TRIP INTO TORMENT
A mother’s ignorance – a daughter’s innocence – a man’s iniquity – all these combined to tell the sorry tale of the Klay family from Liberia. One day 15 year old Bridget was with her friends after school chatting as usual. It seemed like any other day. Soldiers on a peacekeeping mission in Liberia passed and one of them, from Nigeria, pointed her out, telling her he loved her. Dismissing and ignoring the soldier’s hints, Bridget went home and quickly forgot the scene. Relationship was the last thing she had on her mind! Little did she know that her sister who had been behind had excitedly related the events to her mother. On hearing this news, Susannah, the girls’ mother was extremely interested. If a foreign soldier wanted to have her daughter, that would take a huge weight off her shoulders! He would be able to sponsor her to school and it would be one less mouth to feed at home, she mused. Poverty had delved deep into the family’s fortunes, deftly dictating the direction of Susannah’s decisions. Susannah convinced Bridget that following the whims of this Nigerian man was the best thing for her future and her family. Reluctantly Bridget agreed and approached the man the next day. He obliged by promising to send her to school and provide for anything she needed. However, he was soon called back to Nigeria. Yet, by this time the following year, she had already given birth to her first child, her childhood innocence gone all too soon. On hearing the news, her husband sent for her to join him. Before long Bridget was packing her bags, saying goodbye to her mother and everything that was familiar to her. Her destination? Nigeria.
On reaching Nigeria, things were not quite as Bridget thought they would be. All the promises of school and study fell flat as she found herself stuck in the house, unable to move in a country not her own. Before she knew it, she was pregnant and gave birth to a second baby boy. Her ‘too good’ husband was not quite as good as he had appeared. Before long, Bridget noticed that on a regular basis, he was bringing different girls into the house, without any heed to her feelings or her presence. If she voiced any word of complaint, he would silence her with heavy beating. Getting tired, he decided to send her to his parents in the village. Bridget found herself in another world not knowing anything or anyone around. She was looked on with scorn and contempt by the relatives of her husband.
In tears of bitterness and pain Bridget called her mother to complain. On hearing her plight, Susannah could not believe her ears. After all, how could such a kind soldier behave in that way? She accused Bridget of lying and decided to travel to Nigeria herself to confirm the story. When Susannah arrived, the situation went from bad to worse. “He said he would send me to school – yes he did – guess what? This is my certificate!!” said Bridget in a voice of pained sarcasm as she greeted her mother, showing her young son to her. Susannah soon noticed that the soldier was just as wicked as Bridget had claimed. When she complained to him about his beating of Bridget, he in turn proceeded to mercilessly beat her. After a while, he got tired of them and sent mother, daughter and two kids packing with no money in their pocket and nothing but the clothes on their backs. Homeless, hungry and alone, the Klay family began to move in the streets of Nigeria, looking only for their next meal.
Both mother and daughter had seen Emmanuel TV and witnessed how T.B. Joshua had helped so many people. Determined, the family made a long harsh journey to Lagos and arrived at The SCOAN in desperate need of assistance. All they desired was to return back home. On hearing the plight of the family, T.B. Joshua with the support of the Emmanuel TV Partners presented the family with a generous gift of N400,000 – provision not just for tickets back to Liberia but for their welfare once at home.
In tears, Bridget advised other young people not to rush into marriage and fall for empty promises but to pursue their dreams of education and career first. Thanking God for His intervention through Prophet T.B. Joshua, mother and daughter, amidst tears, urged people to think carefully before they act. Bridget advised young people to learn from her experience.
“SYNAGOGUE” COMES FORTH AS BARRENNESS TAKES TO ITS HEELS
After eleven years of marriage, Mr and Mrs Obueke could not produce a child. While Mr Obueke was diagnosed with staphylococcus and low sperm count his wife was certified barren as a result of the same staphylococcus. All the frustration that followed their childlessness met their end when they visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water and Good Morning Sticker from the man of God. A few months after ministering the Morning Water amid fervent prayers, Mrs Obueke became pregnant.
When it was time for delivery, Mrs Obueke laboured for three days with the hospital attendants giving up. But as soon as Mr Obueke ministered the Morning Water and Good Morning Sticker on his wife, the baby boy came out immediately. A dead child on a bed close to his wife’s which the hospital attendants were attempting to revive, suddenly sneezed back to life after the Morning Sticker was placed on its chest. Husband and wife expressed their profound gratitude to God for the wonderful miracle.
THAT DIFFICULTY OR CHALLENGE SHOULD INSPIRE YOU TO CEMENT YOUR TRUST IN GOD. LIFE IS NOT A BED OF ROSES. EVEN CHRIST HIMSELF SUFFERED FOR OUR SALVATION. KEEP BELIEVING BECAUSE AFTER THE RACE COMES YOUR CROWN. YOUR FAITH SHALL NEVER FAIL IN JESUS’ NAME