“To God’s power, nothing is impossible! We have seen a sinner’s character being healed in the name of Jesus. We have seen a drunkard becoming sober, a harlot becoming chaste, an angry man becoming gentle, a liar becoming truthful – simply by trusting in Jesus Christ! Even though Jesus Christ is no longer visible in our midst, His power to save has not stopped and His grace to forgive has not ended. Jesus forgave and still forgives all manner of sins!”
With these words, Evangelist Gbenga called on Christians all over the world to jettison their past and focus on the infallible ability of God to do all things. In a message titled FORGET THE PAST, he reiterates God’s willingness to wipe away our past and give us a new life of glory in Christ Jesus. According to him, forgetting the past becomes imperative for all Christians because the devil often holds on to our past to accuse us before God and try to lead us away from His loving-kindness. The depth and incisiveness of this message coupled with the spectacular yet soul-lifting songs of the choir made the Sunday service of September 13, 2015 one to cherish for a long time.
KIDNEY DISEASE CRUSHED
Little Suzanna Fasipe was diagnosed with kidney disease and became a serious burden on the family. Her parents were adversely affected psychologically by her ill health. The little girl became swollen and could hardly sleep at night as pains all over her body made every night a grave experience. All efforts by her parents to find solution from hospital to hospital proved futile even as it got to a point that Mr Fasipe could no longer provide a dime and opted to sell off his car to take care of his daughter.
Mr Victor Ebele, a family friend to the Fasipes discouraged Suzanna’s father from the idea of selling his car and instead sold to him the idea of coming down to The SCOAN. All the way from Osogbo in Osun state, Nigeria, Mr Ebele led the Fasipes to The SCOAN. When they arrived, it was apparent that Mr Fasipe was desperate to see the man of God but was advised not to depend on the idea of seeing the man of God but to exercise his faith by getting the Morning Water. Mr Ebele eventually got the Morning Water and gave it to the Fasipes instructing them to minister it on Suzanna.
After ministering the morning water on her and in her food, little Suzanna’s condition began to improve dramatically. The swelling and pains disappeared. Her sickly appetite became normal as new energy and zest of childhood returned to her. A visit to the same hospital that earlier diagnosed her with the ailment showed that she was negative and no longer had the kidney disease. Repeated tests over a couple of weeks maintained that she was negative and totally cured of the disease. Testifying in company of his wife, daughter and friend, Mr Fasipe expressed undiluted joy for the miraculous restoration of his daughter’s health. He advised people all over the world to trust in God and believe His prophets.
HEALED OF A RARE HEALTH CONDITION
Right from birth, Mrs Ernestina Baiden from Cameroon had suffered from a condition known as Glucose-6 phosphates dehydrogenate deficiency. She experienced allergies such as severe headaches and received heavy doses of analgesics. Sometimes, the doctors gave her infusions in order to flush her system but all remained a futile exercise. The Customer Service Personnel had a horrible time carrying out her official obligations as she often went on sick leave to the detriment of her job. Knowing that her condition has no known medical solution, she decided to look for solution in God. She came to The SCOAN, received the Morning Water and returned to her country.
Watching Emmanuel TV back home, her faith was boosted by the testimony of a woman whose genotype transformed from SS to AA after ministering the Morning Water. Believing that her case would not be an exception, she ministered the Morning Water calling on God to heal her permanently of her medical condition. And to God be the glory, since the day she ministered the Morning Water, her condition has become a thing of the past. She is healed and no longer visits the hospital. Two different laboratory test results also confirmed her to be free of the medical condition that had threatened her very joy. She advised people all over the world to believe that there is power in the name of Jesus Christ through the medium of the morning water.
MIRACULOUS INCREASE IN CROP YIELD
Poor crop yield as a result of inadequate rainfall was a major challenge to Mr Emmanuel Chama, a Zambian civil servant who also embraced farming in order to supplement his earnings. With a large family, including five children, all of whom were already in school, he no doubt needed every additional income he could get. Faced with the precarious no rain situation and the low yield, he was in dire need of divine intervention.
Fortunately, a member of his prayer group visited Nigeria and brought the Morning Water to him. Filled with mountain-moving faith, he knelt down on his farm in company of his family and ministered the Morning Water asking for a bumper harvest as he planted his crops. When harvest time came, it was miraculous. Mr Chama harvested a total of 4 metric tonnes of maize equalling 10 times of his previous harvests. He observed that proceeds from the sale of the products helped him to take care of the school fees of his children. Mr Chama thanked God for the turn-around and for obeying the prophetic instruction of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
STUDY VISA GRANTED FROM HEAVEN
His uncle based in Canada had asked him to apply for a study visa to enable him to pursue his university education in the North American country. As bright and elating as the prospect of studying abroad was, Mr Daniel Umunnakwe’s hope was maligned by lack of funds bearing in mind the expenses involved in visa processing in Nigeria. Refusing to give up on the golden opportunity, Mr Umnunnakwe made up his mind to come down to The SCOAN to seek the face of God before proceeding with the visa application.
Apart from receiving the Morning Water for personal use, an evangelist had earlier ministered it on him. By the time he got home, he ministered the Morning Water on the necessary documents as he prepared to go to the Canadian embassy for the submission of his application. After praying and asking God to come to his aid, he went to the embassy the next day and submitted the application. After a short while, he received a call from the embassy requesting him to come for medicals. At that juncture, it dawned on him that God was already working out something for his good.
As he prepared to go for the medicals, he ministered the Morning Water on himself and once again committed the process into God’s hands. After undergoing the medicals, he left for his house. Two weeks later, he received a letter informing him that his application for a visa to study in Canada had been approved. Thanking God in company of his father and brother before The SCOAN congregation, Mr Umunnakwe said the whole process was a miracle because he had initially thought it was not going to be possible. He advised youths to worship God always and wait for His time.
ULCEROUS ARM INJURY BOWS TO GOD’S POWER
Mrs Edoka Solomon was trying to separate a fight involving her husband and a neighbour when her hand was battered with a wood meant for her husband. The wound that developed became a major sore in her entire life. The pain and discomfort were unbearable as she moved from hospital to hospital without solution. As the wound was rotting away, rats would make a feast with it. Within the four years of her travails, she spent one whole year in the General Hospital where doctors suggested amputation as the only solution. By this time, both her parents and husband abandoned her saying they were fed up with her condition.
A concerned friend brought her down to The SCOAN where she received the Morning Water. Mrs Solomon continued to minister the Morning Water on the affected arm until the pain and discomfort stopped completely. After a while, the wound also healed completely. Testifying at The SCOAN, Mrs Solomon thanked God for healing her through the Morning Water medium.
TIME UP FOR LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS
Mrs Grace Oyebola suffered from lumbar spondylosis for four years. During that time, she was incapacitated and could not carry out her daily activities without a lumbar corset given to her in the hospital. She was taken to many hospitals with none offering a permanent cure for her condition. Having spent a fortune with no favourable result in sight, she decided to come to God at The SCOAN.
Placed on the Prayer Line, Mrs Oyebola received prayers from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua who laid hands on her commanding all the pains and discomfort to vanish from her. Since that day, she has not felt any pains in her body. Testifying and demonstrating her fitness before a jubilant congregation, Mrs Oyebola advised people to draw closer to God as there is nothing impossible with Him.
BLESSED WITH CAREER AND ACADEMIC GLORY
She was not happy with her life as everything looked bleak and gloomy. Even with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, life was a stream of hardship punctuated by cataracts of momentary joy. There was no progress in sight and finances were abysmally in very short supply. Poverty and lack were obviously staring her in the face. Coming to The SCOAN in search of divine intervention, she received the Morning Water and returned to her native Botswana. Ministering the Morning Water and looking up to God for grace, she soon embarked on a journey to South Africa to pursue her Master’s degree in chemistry.
Having arrived in South Africa full of hope for a great and bright future, she was attacked by a group of boys who snatched her bag and beat her blue-black. When the boys ran off with her bag, containing her passport, money and other valuable documents, she ministered the Morning Water on herself and prayed, “Lord, Jesus help me!” As they were running off, they dropped her bag. Even though the boys were eventually arrested, Dr Mudabuka refused to lay charges against them in the spirit of forgiveness.
Dr. Mudabuka’s outstanding focus, personal discipline and untiring energy took her to a new level in her career. Her academic passions and performance were soon noticed and instead of completing her Master’s programmme, she was upgraded to pursue her PhD at Rhodes University. Ministering the Morning Water in the name of Jesus Christ before, during and after her final exams, her results were so good that the university authorities decided to patent her research papers in other to protect them from copy right violators and plagiarists.
She graduated in 2014 and is now a PhD holder in chemistry. She proudly showed her certificate that stated she is a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Rhodes University, South Africa. Within four months, she got a job with double her previous salary. It is a research job in natural resources and materials. She now has the privilege to work anywhere in the world. All the People who knew her in the past now marvel and say that indeed God loves her. Testifying to God’s goodness in her life in company of her husband, she described the Morning Water as the blood of Jesus.
LEG ULCER EXTERMINATED
Mr Donatus Iwu, Nigerian based in Gabon was going about his normal duties as a professional driver until he began to experience body weakness coupled with severe itching. Uncomfortable with his experiences, he dashed down to Nigeria and visited several hospitals including the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital. All medical attempts at establishing the cause of his condition proved abortive not to talk of getting a cure. Eventually, the problem developed into a leg ulcer that continued to eat deep into his flesh. He could not use any form of foot wear and his wife and children aided him wherever he went.
As he continued to contemplate what to do in the midst of all the pain and discomfort, a friend introduced him to Emmanuel TV through which he witnessed many great miracles and became inspired to come down to The SCOAN. At the Prayer Line, he was spotted by the man of God who laid hands on him. According to Mr Iwu, as soon as the man of God laid hands on him, he felt as if something held his leg and shook it. After the man of God prayed for him, he received the Morning Water which he continued to minister on his leg. To the glory of God, Mr Iwu is now his boisterous self as the leg ulcer has been completely healed. Thanking God in unison with his wife and promising to live the rest of his life in service to the Almighty, Mr Iwu physically demonstrated his fitness by jogging in the auditorium to prove that indeed God has touched him.
NOTORIOUS DRUG LORD REDEEMED VIA EMMANUEL TV
Mr Emmanuel a Liberian national started working as a drug courier as far back as 1996. He was introduced to a baron by his uncle who knew he was very bright and smart and could handle the assignment for the baron. Initially, he started by distributing 10 grammes of cocaine daily which eventually increased to 100 grammes. He also became a heroin addict as he would not do without taking the lethal powder in its purest form on a daily basis. Any time he failed to take the drug, he became very ill and would be rushed to hospital. Mr Emmanuel reckoned that his mother’s relocation to the United States due to the Liberian war of the 90s took a negative toll on his upbringing as he was very vulnerable to bad social influences.
In the thick of his psycho-social crisis occasioned by his addiction to heroin, his life became seriously troubled as he had really hard moments and needed an escape route. A friend he came across during his troubles introduced him to Emmanuel TV and urged him to watch the station to enable him to get some freedom from his troubles. The moment he prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua via Emmanuel TV, his life began the journey of redemption. As the man of God commanded everything that was not of God to leave the body of anyone praying along with him, Mr Emmanuel found himself freezing, unable to move as something came out of his body. Since that day, his life has not remained the same. Today, he feels 10 times younger. After his transformation, Mr Emmanuel made a public confession and became a social crusader against drug trafficking. He has collaborated with the Senate and Representative of the House in his country to enact stringent laws making drug trafficking a first degree felony in Liberia. He is now moving from village to village counselling people and preaching against drugs. His life has continued to influence other drug addicts who are moved to tears seeing one of their former allies now a changed and transformed person working against a trade and habit he once championed. Advising the youths to steer clear of drugs, Mr Emmanuel observed that many might not be lucky to survive the addiction even as he confessed that some of his former customers are no longer living due to illicit drug use.
COVENANT WITH RIVER DEMON BROKEN BY FIRE
Mr Chris Etta Peter was experiencing difficulties and could not make ends meet even as a graduate and so was desperate to make it big in life. He approached a friend and told him about his challenges pointing out his urgent need for some money to start business. The friend asked him to come back in a week’s time so he could take him to a place where he would be helped to stand as a man. When time came, he approached his friend again and they set out on a journey to the place where he would receive help.
On reaching their destination, a far away village, he was introduced to a spiritualist who in turn informed him that he would take him to the spirit that controls everything so that he could have all the best desires of life at his beck and call. The spiritualist also informed him that their journey to the spirit’s abode would have to begin by midnight. By this time, Mr Chris had given money to the man to buy ritual items including pieces of white cloth. Their journey to the abode of the spirit took about three hours.
When they arrived at the abode of the spirit, it was a river. The man controlling the spirit chanted a series of incantations to invoke the spirit. Apparently on another far away mission, the spirit answered that it was away but would soon be back. As the ritual continued at the river side, the spirit, heralded by a tiny shining light soon arrived from a distance. It was a very beautiful lady who beckoned on him to come. Mr Chris, stricken by fear was urged by the spiritualist to go and meet her.
By the time he went to meet the spirit in the middle of the river, she welcomed him as her son and she told him to turn while she washed him from head to toe with water from the river declaring that he would get whatever he wanted. After that ritual she told him to return at a later date for a covenant. That night as he slept, the spirit appeared to him in his dream and drove him around in a car promising to make his life better. As soon as he returned to his home, things improved dramatically. He started doing business and money began to flow.
By the time he returned to enter into the covenant they had discussed, the lady appeared on the left side of the river instead of the usual right side. She gave him an egg to eat and a drink from the river. She also warned him not to disclose the covenant to anyone and was also told not to get married. Before he finally left her presence, she instructed him to dip himself into the river seven times. After the consummation of the covenant, he received three pictures from the spiritualist and was instructed to place one in his house, one in his car and the other should be with him whenever he wanted to travel to.
The bubble burst when he made up his mind to get married. The spirit appeared and reminded him of the covenant they had entered into. She would appear to him in the dream and they would fight. After his wedding, all the money disappeared and the hard times returned. He could not even find the funds to join his family in the United States. It was at that juncture that he found himself at The SCOAN where he was delivered. Expressing his gratitude to God for his deliverance, he advised people to appreciate the gift God gave to the world through Nigeria, in the person of Prophet T.B. Joshua and his ministry, The Synagogue, Church of All Nations.