At The SCOAN Sunday service of September 20, 2015, true worship was both demonstrated and elucidated.
While the choir got everyone on their feet in excellent praise and worship, Evangelist Yetunde took the congregation on an excursion into those things the true Christian must do to please God, irrespective of the prevailing circumstances.
According to her, “It is very important for us as Christians to always appreciate God in everything we do in life whether in good times or in hard times. When we succeed in life, we must give Him all the glory and on the other hand, if we fail, we must submit to His will. The law of life includes joy, peace, comfort and contentment that come from the Lord.
In life, man is given the opportunity to choose among many alternatives that surround him. The choice he makes determines who he is before God because the Bible makes it clear that the first place we are to prosper is in our spiritual life. The best antidote against the poison of sin is to walk in the Spirit because in the arena of liberty the key is not to suppress the flesh but the key is to walk in the Spirit”. True worship indeed, is in the Spirit and it pleases God.
ABJECT POVERTY DISGRACED
Mr Christopher Okoroafor tasted poverty in its most dehumanising form. Life was merely a shadow as he begged to survive. His mosquito net business yielded nothing but empty pockets. All ends refused to meet in his favour as nightmares stole the comfort of his sleep. He continued to drag on with his life until he came to The SCOAN and had an encounter with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. Seated in the congregation during a Sunday service, the man of God walked up to him and told him to thank God for not being convicted for a crime he was innocent of. He immediately affirmed the prophecy by narrating his unpalatable ordeal with a young man who committed suicide and almost implicated him. After confirming the prophecy, he received prayer and the Morning Water from the man of God. Since then, things took a positive turn. He started a textile business, importing materials from China.
Today, he owns a magnificent building and exotic cars. Thanking God for the transformation of his life, he spared no words in expressing his appreciation for another miracle in which the Morning Sticker in his warehouse prevented loss of lives and property when a trailer rammed into it. Mr Okoroafor advised people to run to God whenever situations go beyond their ability.
ALL EXPENSES PAID SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED
Miss Salwa Braimah graduated with a first class degree from a Ghanaian university and was encouraged to apply for a commonwealth scholarship by her lecturers. Though she was passionate about education, she was not keen on the idea of furthering her studies but bowed to the pressure from teachers and family members and applied.
To her surprise, she was denied the scholarship but thought little of it and decided that she would prefer to work for a while to raise some money. Some years later, the desire to continue her education was fanned into flames and she applied for the scholarship once again. She came to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water but did not minister it, thinking that as a first class product, it would be a stroll in the park getting the scholarship. However, when the names of successful applicants were released her name was conspicuously missing. She was disappointed but decided to try the next year.
When another opportunity came up in 2014, she applied. This time, she had learnt to build her faith in God through the teachings of Prophet T.B. Joshua. Her love work became pronounced. As she was applying for the scholarship this time around, she ministered the Morning Water on the screen of the computer through which she did her online application. By the time the names of successful applicants were released, she was among the lucky ones granted an all-expense-paid scholarship covering travel to the United Kingdom where her course in Construction Project Management would take place, as well as tuition, accommodation and welfare. Filled with joy and a new-found faith in God, Miss Braimah observed that delay is not denial.
DOCTORS SAID AMPUTATION, JESUS SAID RESTORATION
Mrs Maria Yaluwu was at the mercy of a leg ulcer that was toying with her life. The ailment would disappear after treatment only to reappear some months later. The scenario was not funny as she could not continue with her normal business life prompting her children to take time out from their matrimonial homes to lend a helping hand. But in spite of all their efforts, no solution was in sight. At last, doctors recommended amputation as the only way out. Her children, instead of succumbing to the suggestion of amputation, brought her to The SCOAN.
When Mrs Yaluwu arrived in Lagos in company of her children, she was lodged in a hotel while her children got the Morning Water from The SCOAN.
On returning to the hotel room and ministering the Morning Water on her, what happened next was amazing. As soon as the Morning Water was ministered, Mrs Yaluwu suddenly regained her strength and composure and sprang to her feet almost immediately as though she had never been disturbed by the leg ulcer. Testifying before the congregation, Mrs Yaluwu’s children glorified God for the seamless way their mother’s injury was healed through the medium of the Morning Water. They encouraged people to have faith in God’s ability to set them free from all bondages.
SPIRITS OF BEDWETTING AND POVERTY BANISHED
While Hon Martins Aza was labouring with the yoke of the spirit of bedwetting, poverty was also strangling the life out of him. The bedwetting problem was so embarrassing that he bathed his wife with urine after their wedding. He battled with this problem and gradually built his faith watching the exploits of the man of God on Emmanuel TV. He made up his mind to put an end to the disgrace. He came to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water which he ministered on himself. According to him, since that day, the problem of bedwetting became history. He is totally delivered.
As he continued to minister the Morning Water, the poverty that had held him captive for so long disappeared. He was blessed with four cars and a booming business and thought that God was done with him. To his surprise, he was introduced into politics in his native Benue State of Nigeria but never dreamt he could succeed with the power brokers in the murky waters of politics. While making consultations to ensure victory in his political ambition, his Morning Sticker caught the attention of a Muslim brother who confirmed that the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua is a true man of God. The brother encouraged him never to toy with the spiritual materials he received at The SCOAN. In spite of all the intrigues that characterised the politicking process, he emerged the honourable member representing Makurdi North constituency in the Benue State House of Assembly. He also doubles as the chairman of the House committee on Youth and Sports. Hon Aza advised people to have faith in God as He is using every medium to express Himself on Emmanuel TV.
YOKE OF ALCOHOLISM DESTROYED
Mr Wilson Ojogbo, a seaman by profession, was an unrepentant liquor monger. He was introduced into drinking by his late father who used local gin as libation to the idols he served. At age 8, Mr Ojogbo was already drinking to the extent that he would sneak into his father’s room and drink himself into a stupor. In spite of all the beatings from his parents, the drinking habit grew with him and refused to abate. When he clocked 12, he had added Indian hemp to his evil menu. It got to a time that he would not have breakfast unless he gulped a mixture of local gin and Indian hemp known as “monkey tail”.
When he got married and started working, the habit increased. He would drink and drive himself home, constituting a nuisance to his wife who greatly detested his lifestyle. On one occasion, stone drunk, he got involved in a ghastly motor accident. Anyone who saw the car after the accident would never believe that its driver survived. But the bubble soon burst after he failed a series of alcohol/drug usage tests. Having failed the test three times, he lost his job and was left to face the stark realities of joblessness. As he wallowed in those hard times, he made Emmanuel TV a companion and decided to come to The SCOAN to seek God’s help. After receiving and ministering the Morning Water, his life changed. The urge for alcohol ceased. As he continued ministering the Morning Water, three different companies showed interest in him. God eventually restored him to a very good job. He now has savings and enjoys a great time with his family. He advised fathers not to expose their kids to bad habits like alcoholism.