On Sunday November 15, 2015, Prophet T.B. Joshua sent evangelists to continue their Spirit-filled raid on the kingdom of darkness through a power-packed Mass Prayer that witnessed a colossal dismantling of strongholds and the deliverance of chained destinies during church service. Many vomited strange substances which their souls had been contaminated with through spiritual pollution. Others manifested demonic possession and eventually got loosed for life through the blood of Jesus present in the Morning Water. The testimonies that followed showed the efficacy of prayer and further buttressed the fact that The SCOAN is indeed the Arena of Liberty. As the Choir interjected intermittently with their songs, the congregants exuded so much faith and with their response to the melodies, suggested that it was their turn to arise and shine.
Evangelist Michelle, in a message titled HEART OF THE MATTER, called on Christians to cultivate a pure heart that is capable of connecting with Heaven by meditating on the Word in Spirit and in truth as that is the only way they can guarantee themselves a place in God’s Kingdom. Taking a lead from 1 Samuel 16 which expresses God’s preference for our hearts rather than our outward appearances, she summed up the heart of the matter with the following words: “The Bible is telling us here that the condition of our heart is critical in our walk with the Lord. We need a free spirit, a free heart to connect with Heaven. If God dwells in your heart, it is Heaven but if satan dwells in it, your heart is hell because your heart is the communication point, contact point between the visible and the invisible, between God or satan. Your heart is the contact point for Heaven or hell depending of what you focus on, what you give your attention to and what you meditate on all day long.”
120 EVIL SPIRITS CONSUMED BY HOLY GHOST FIRE
Miss Ofurum Confidence was possessed with a legion of marine spirits right from birth. As she grew up, the spirits began to manifest in her life. They would visit her physically and do her bidding because she was queen in the marine world and wielded some powers and influence over them. She had had physical encounters with the giant man, snake, queen of the coast and ancestral spirit. They usually carried out her orders whenever she wanted to deal with any perceived enemy or someone who had hurt or offended her. In all, she had a total of 120 spirits living inside her.
Anytime she got upset at home, she would make the house uninhabitable for other family members. She would reach for the nearest weapons such as kitchen knives and scissors and use then to scare everyone away from the house. Even her elder brother would not stand her physically. Her stubbornness and boldness were so frightening to the extent that she fought a teacher in her school and had to be expelled by the school authorities for her escapade. For her, she was somewhat above the law and untouchable.
She had powers that she deployed whenever she wanted to deal with those who stepped on her toes. Her left finger could spell doom for anyone who offended her each time she raised it while commanding a misfortune to happen to the person. Her eyes had their own powers; to magnetise, seduce and attract men or women whom she wanted to have as friends. Her legs also had their own powers. Whenever she stepped into a place, she caused distractions with them as everyone present would fix their eyes on her.
She smoked cigarettes and drank alcohol and had a strange love for corpses. Each time someone was about to die in her vicinity, some demons would inform her. And until she saw their corpses, she would not be satisfied. She went on with her rampaging life until that Sunday at The SCOAN when the power of the Most High through the medium of the Morning Water brought all the demons propelling her life to destruction to their feet.
While the evangelist was ministering the Morning Water on congregants, the demons in her could not stand the heat and had to manifest. First it was the giant man followed by the snake spirit and then the queen of the coast followed by the ancestral spirit. Even though the demons were clearly being pummelled by the fire of the Holy Ghost, their host was not willing to be brought to her knees as she ran helter-skelter, screaming “fire…fire”. As the demons left one after the other, the man of God who was in Tanzania sent a message instructing the evangelist to minister the Morning Water on her feet. As soon as that was done, the unyielding, stubborn and aggressive demons went crumbled like a pack of cards. Surely, the centre and source of her evil powers had been located and dismantled through the prophetic insight of the man of God.
Thanking God for her deliverance in company of her mother and elder brother, Miss Confidence expressed joy for finding a new life of freedom in Christ Jesus.
FROM TOTAL DESPAIR TO ASTONISHING RESTORATION
Mr Gordon Danlaadi from Ghana was doing very well in his musical instruments business and was travelling around the world until the unfortunate winds of life blew sorrow to his direction. Between 2008 and 2009, his business crumbled. He lost everything, including his wife and was left with a huge debt profile. Life became a mere shadow of itself even as he resigned to his fate. Like Job, nothing mattered anymore other than God. He sought God through Emmanuel TV and kept his fainting hope alive with the channel. According to Mr Danlaadi, if not for Emmanuel TV, he would have died.
Coming down to The SCOAN to further cement his faith in God, he was shocked to receive a prophecy from the man of God. “…have you paid the money?” asked the man of God. Mr Danlaadi was shocked knowing that his indebtedness to the bank was a top secret between him and the financial institution. He however buttressed his belief in the prophetic gift of the man of God and received the Morning Water which he continued to minister in prayer when he returned to Ghana. After a while, he was able to raise money to pay off his debt but was still doing nothing business-wise.
Suddenly, he received a call from his business partners who queried his long absence from China. It was after he explained his experiences to them that they decided to start supplying him goods on credit with the grace of payment after months. It was from there that his story began to change for the better. Today, Mr Danlaadi owns an unprecedented roofing factory in the northern part of Ghana, employing up to 100 workers. The commissioning of the factory was graced by the crème de la crème of northern Ghana, including regional ministers and chiefs. Thanking God for wiping away his tears of despair, Mr Danlaadi urged people to hold on to Him at all times.
NO BREATHING SPACE FOR LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS
Mrs Anna Ben, a nurse from Zamfara, Nigeria was diagnosed with lumbar spondylosis and was advised by doctors to seek further medical attention in India. Because of the waist pain and other debilitating symptoms that she experienced, her job was threatened as she could hardly do anything without assistance. Matters got worse when she was told that she would use a lumbar corset and analgesics for life. But refusing to accept the reality before her, she came down to The SCOAN to seek God’s help.
At The SCOAN, she received the Morning Water and prayers from the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. As soon as she received the Morning Water, she discarded the lumbar corset and continued to minister it to herself amid prayers. In a short while, all the symptoms disappeared. She began to walk without assistance and is now totally healed of lumbar spondylosis. Mrs Ben also testified to the goodness of God in the life of her daughter who was granted fruit of the womb after ministering the Morning Water with her husband. Today, they are blessed with a two year-old baby boy to the glory of God. She advised viewers all over the world to take the Morning Water seriously as it is a gift from God to mankind.
FEAR AND LACK REPLACED WITH JOY AND ABUNDANCE
When Mrs Khuthala Awunzie was pregnant with her son, she had serious complications resulting in bleeding. The doctors had
advised her to abort the baby as it might not survive. But believing in God, she carried on with the pregnancy and eventually delivered a premature baby at seven months. After the baby was born, it was placed in the Intensive Care Unit of the hospital. While the baby was in the ICU, Mr Awunzie dashed down to The SCOAN and got the Morning Water which he ministered on the baby on return to South Africa. Within two days of ministering the Morning Water, doctors had certified the baby fit for a discharge. Since then till today, the baby who is now a 4 year-old boy has not fallen ill.
At a time when poverty and career setback were setting into her life, Mrs Awunzie came to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water. She had resigned her employment due to frustration and was not even asked by her employers the reason for her resignation. But after receiving and ministering the Morning Water, the same employers who accepted her resignation recalled her and placed her on a higher position with a better pay package. Even her husband who also had his own share of the abject poverty now has three different companies including a commercial laundry after ministering the Morning Water. Today, husband and wife have two exotic cars and are proud to be a blessing to others, in Jesus’ name.
CAREER SETBACK GIVES WAY TO PHENOMENAL BREAKTHROUGH
Mrs Aboh Doris from Delta state was a broadcast journalist who suffered serious rejection before she eventually got a job. Even when she did get a job, disappointments, delays and failure to remunerate her became issues she had to deal with. She was spurred to start her own media outfit but could not sustain that for long as challenges thwarted all her efforts to meet
deadlines. In a nutshell, she inexplicably could not satisfy her clients. She got confused and was even becoming a menace to her marital life as her husband queried the essence of her going out every time when she could not point to one thing she had achieved in the name of her so-called job.
Disturbed by the turn of things in her life, she woke up from sleep one fateful day and glued herself to Emmanuel TV through which she got the inspiration to carry on with her life. She had watched the testimony of a lady who received her breakthrough at The SCOAN and decided to visit the church. Coming down to Lagos from Delta state, she was at The SCOAN gate but was deceived to return to her state by an evil voice within her which told her that there was nothing for her at the Arena of Liberty. As she embarked on the return journey, another voice told her to go back to The SCOAN where her breakthrough was waiting for her. In fulfilment of a dream in which she encountered the man of God assuring her of her breakthrough, the man of God prayed for her and gave her the Morning Water. After she ministered the Morning Water, things began to change. She eventually got a job with Africa Magic and afterwards got the opportunity to cover a national event at the International Conference Centre, Abuja. She travelled widely across the African continent and also established a multi-million naira studio.
To crown all her efforts, her continuous ministration of the Morning Water led to her being appointed as the Senior Special Adviser on Media to the Deputy Governor of her state. Singing with unbridled joy and confidence before The SCOAN congregation in company of her family, Mrs Aboh Doris also thanked God for providing a home for her immediate family plus a car gift she received from her husband in appreciation of God’s glory in her life. In her parting statement, she sang of her encounter with destiny-changing solution at The SCOAN, after several futile attempts all over the place.
THREATENED ACADEMIC CAREER RESTORED TO GLORY
Miss Maria Chiazor had thought that her ambition to study Nursing would end up a pipe dream due to the sad reality of her parents’ inability to provide funds to see her through at the Institute of Public Health in Niger Republic. But being a member of the Youth Department of The SCOAN, the benevolent hands of God would soon locate her. In the angst of all the financial tension facing her family, The SCOAN Scholarship Programme came to her rescue. All her tuition and sundry fees were paid. She also received spiritual guidance from the man of God who gave her the Faith Bracelet and the Morning Water.
At the end of her studies, Miss Chiazor came out on top with a First Class honours. Currently undergoing her National Youth Service Corps programme, she thanked God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV Partners to rescue her education which was threatened by lack of finance. She advised youths to pursue their education with utmost passion and remain focused. She equally urged them to work as if everything depends on them and pray as if everything depends on God.