The kingdom of darkness was in total shambles on Sunday November 22, 2015 as God’s power descended mightily in the service at The SCOAN. In a message titled, LIBERTY FROM ANXIETY, Evangelist Bolaji captured the sad reality staring the Christian race in the face. Many have allowed the worries and cares of this transient world to weaken their faith in God and His promise of eternal glory. She defined anxiety as an enemy of progress in a Christian’s life as it tends to pitch him or her against their belief in God.
“Our personal cares for the present, future, family and others are capable of changing our focus from running the straight race with God, especially when they arise from unbelief and distrust. Therefore, don’t be agitated and thrown into confusion. Worries about tomorrow do not advance our cause at all; they are absolutely useless. Remember that anxiety distracts one’s mind and hinders our interest in the service of God”.
The faith-destroying tendencies of anxiety notwithstanding, Evangelist Bolaji provided a Spirit-inspired recipe for all Christians to remain focused on God and His everlasting promises.
“Free yourself in the Word of God. When your spirit is free, it becomes sensitive to the Spirit of God. Do you want a free spirit? Keep your heart from cares. He who bore the burdens of our sorrows, worries, fears, cares and anxieties desires us to leave it entirely for Him because He alone knows what it takes to give us rest. Why don’t we trust Him and let Him prove Himself? After all, He is the Governor of our future – He owns the future”.
SCOAN Evangelists, sent by Prophet T.B. Joshua, led the congregants in yet another round of Mass Prayer that was massive in every sense of the word. Stubborn spirits, yokes, curses and sundry afflictions were broken by the power in the name of Jesus. Age-long demonic entanglements were disentangled as the atmosphere of prayer grew in intensity. Those who had been poisoned spiritually received deliverance as they vomited all evil deposits in their systems to the glory of God.
With all the songs of reverence to the Almighty God emanating from the choir, the testimonies that followed were indeed a reflection of one fact – GOD’S WORD WILL NEVER RETURN TO HIM VOID WITHOUT ACCOMPLISHING THAT WHICH IT HAS BEEN SENT TO ACHIEVE IN THE LIVES OF HIS CHILDREN.
‘BAD MARKET’ FOR DIABETES
Mr Jack Washington, a native of Rivers state, residing in Abuja, Nigeria, was diagnosed with diabetes and suffered from the effects of the disease for eight long years. Psychologically and financially, he was not having the best of experiences. Aside the numerous places he had visited in search of a never-coming solution, he also had to bear the brunt of consuming a cocktail of medicines, both orthodox and non-orthodox. He would always wake up at night to empty his bladder indiscriminately; sometimes, he did so twenty times in a night! Weakness of the body and internal heat were other issues he had to battle with.
Knowing that his family had an infamous reputation of producing diabetics, he was afraid and hoped that his case would not be like that of his mother who was sent to her grave by the disease. Something urgent had to be done for Mr Washington to carry on with the good life he had always envisaged. A friend introduced him to Emmanuel TV, having also experienced the hand of God through the ministry. Convinced that his friend’s testimony was enough proof to cement his own faith in God, he made up his mind and started praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Praying with the man of God on Emmanuel TV soon became a daily affair to the extent that he never went to bed without doing so. One day, while praying with Prophet T.B. Joshua, he felt something like a shock. After moments of contemplating what was going on with him, he discovered that the perennial internal heat that had troubled his sleep and comfort was no more. An inexplicable level of calmness took over his life. Gradually, all the other debilitating symptoms of diabetes became extinct. A visit to his doctors later confirmed that his blood sugar level had returned to normal. His joy knew no bounds as he thanked God for the seamless miracle that had taken place in his life. He advised people to cultivate strong faith in God in order to receive His blessings.
PROSTITUTION AND SMOKING NOW IN THE DUSTBIN OF HISTORY
When her aunty presented her with the offer of coming over to Italy to seek greener pastures, her heart leapt with exuberant joy. The prospects of working and earning foreign currency thrilled her. Above all, the prestige associated with living abroad, especially in Europe made her grab the offer without looking back. But for Blessing, what awaited her in Italy was a far cry from her expectations. The Nigerian adventurer from Benin soon realised that not all that glitters is gold.
Faced with the grim reality of working as a prostitute to earn a living in a strange land, she had no option than to dance to the irresponsible tunes of her so-called aunty. The camp followers of the illicit trade soon found their ways into her life. Cigarette and Indian hemp smoking were habits she had to live with for twenty five years. She emaciated at some point when the smoking habit took the place of good food in her life. Even the Italian whom she later married was also hooked on those substances. He would smoke himself to stupefying heights and damn the consequences. He never believed in God. He lived his life on the spur of the moment. In a nutshell, husband and wife were a notorious tag-team in the smoking art.
But an encounter with Emmanuel TV soon brought the storm of their lives to an end. Inspired by the Spirit-filled programmes, Blessing’s life was transformed. Those dirty habits became things of the past. As she got and continued to minister the Morning Water on herself and her stubborn husband, the reality and intensity of their transformation became visible to all. For a woman who had smoked for twenty five years, it is now exactly two years since she parted ways with the spirit behind smoking. The husband has also been delivered from that spirit of smoking through the medium of the Morning Water.
Thanking God for rescuing them from that destructive path, Blessing radiated undiluted peace of mind while calling on viewers all over the world to grab the wonderful healing, deliverance and blessings through the medium of the Morning Water anointed by Jesus Christ.
BARRENNESS BOWS AS POVERTY SURRENDERS TO THE SPIRIT OF RESTORATION
Mr and Mrs Bassey Enefiok were searching for the fruit of the womb. For six years, they did everything within their human capacity but still could not bring about the cry of a baby in the family. Mrs Enefiok had been suffering from some complications right from childhood and had to come under the surgeon’s knife on six different occasions. Those complications played a major role in ensuring that she never had a child. While she managed to bear the social consequences of childlessness, she continued to look for solution until she came across Emmanuel TV.
Having attuned themselves to Emmanuel TV and the power of God manifested at The SCOAN, the couple came down to the church and received the Morning Water. Ministering the Morning Water and believing in God for a miracle, Mrs Enefiok eventually became pregnant and gave birth to a baby boy after nine months. With the coming of their child also came financial breakthrough and abundance. The couple’s businesses began to boom as money also came from different angles. God also blessed them with a home of their own and an exotic car for their mobility.
Thanking God for the turn-around in their fortunes, the couple advised people all over the world to hearken to the counsels of God’s Prophets, stressing that the Morning Water is a product of prophetic insight God sent to mankind through Prophet T.B. Joshua. She then happily told the congregation that she is currently pregnant with her second child!
DEBT REVERSED THROUGH PROPHETIC TURN-AROUND
Mr Simeon Boafo-Lartey had borrowed some money from a bank with the intention of investing into a business. Unfortunately, his plans hit the brick wall; the business never materialised even as the money also went down the drain. The bank would not take any of his excuses; instead, the management resorted to selling his house which he had used as collateral for the loan. It was a pretty embarrassing scenario for Mr Boafo-Lartey and his family. Though he lived in the house, the bank had sold it and was only waiting to throw him out. He was like a man on house arrest. Worried about the development, he contacted his son in the US who sent down some money for their upkeep. But rather than convert the money to domestic use, Mr Boafo-Lartey used it to fund his journey to The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria.
During a Sunday service at The SCOAN, he received a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua concerning his indebtedness to the bank. The man of God urged him to pay the loan and also prophesied about a land through which his freedom from debt would come. Before leaving The SCOAN for his country, he also received the Morning Water. When he got to Ghana, he continued to minister the Morning Water while calling on God to change his situation from bad to good. Not quite long after he had started ministering the Morning Water, he received a call from a friend who was in search of land. It was from the sale of that land that he raised the money to settle his debt with the bank.
After clearing his loan, reprieve came the way of his family as other miracles started coming in turns. His garage which could not boast of a single vehicle now has a fleet of 12 trucks parked therein. Mr Boafo-Lartey was also blessed with a Toyota Land cruiser. Testifying in company of his visibly elated wife, he advised people all over the world to never lose hope in God.
TRUE LOVE, MARITAL BLISS AND PROSPERITY REINSTATED
Mr Etu Ernest from Edo State, Nigeria was a rampant womaniser to the extent that he went to the cemetery to bury charms in order to win the heart of a woman whom his friend was having an affair with. A native doctor had prepared the charm for him but it did not work even after a second attempt. Instead of winning the heart of the girl in question, dead people approached and interacted with him in his dreams. At that point, he was fed up and needed an escape route.
Even with a legally married wife, Mr Ernest could not be satisfied sexually. He would camp in hotels with different women without the knowledge of his wife. Most of his concerned friends wondered how he lavished his money when some of them were already doing good things with theirs. It was disheartening for them to realise that while they were making investments against the rainy day, he was frolicking in self-delusion with women of easy virtue and building his own castles in the air.
When it dawned on him that the life he was living was abnormal, he came down to The SCOAN in search of redemption. Seated during a Sunday service, his case was prophetically spotted by Prophet T.B. Joshua who told him about his escapades at the graveyard. After the prophecy, he received deliverance and is now enjoying a new lease of life in Christ Jesus. Blessed with the Morning Water and Morning Stickers, Mr Ernest has continued to wax stronger and stronger in faith. God has restored his troubled marriage as he now has time for his wife; they both plan the progress of their family unlike in the past. Mr Ernest is also doing better in his job and has received the blessing of a new car from God.
Testifying further on his deliverance, he also recalled his miraculous protection during an accident in which his former car somersaulted and yet did not have any dent or cause any injury to him. Instead, he was miraculously lifted to safety by a strange hand. According to Mr Ernest, the ministration of the Morning Water which had since become a daily practice coupled with the Morning Stickers on the windscreen of the vehicle, were the medium through which God granted him his miraculous escape from that accident. He advised people not to run from God but to run to Him.