The SCOAN service of Sunday, November 29, 2015 witnessed the demonstration of God’s power, glory and grace. The praise and worship led by the choir prepared the atmosphere for the Word to sink deep into the hearts of those who were hungry and thirsty for righteousness. In his message titled Positioned For God’s Favour, Evangelist Daniel observed that God’s blessing are not necessarily a reward based on human calculations but rather on grace: “As Christians, it is essential to know that God’s favour upon us is not often measured by our smartness, intelligence, eloquence, strength or hard work but according to His grace because God chooses grace rather than works. This implies that God can choose to favour a rustic, uneducated and inexperienced, tactless shepherd boy and put him in the palace for His glory”. He went on to advise Christians on how to position themselves for God’s favour. He added that they should look into God’s Word for direction and enlightenment: “We position ourselves for God’s favour by looking into the Word and acting upon it. When we take the Word of God to heart and truly make it part of us, it will by its very nature change us. When it does we will find ourselves called to act with God. Then, we are truly positioned for God’s favour”.
BABY BOY BOUNCES AWAY BARRENNESS
The marriage of Mr and Mrs James Ameh was challenged by the pain of barrenness for seven long years. They visited many hospitals all to no avail and after many doctors’ efforts, their problem was finally termed as unexplained infertility. During this struggle of barrenness, Mrs Ameh was afflicted by nightmares as she dreamt of people pursuing her. They discovered Emmanuel TV and one night, instead of the nightmares, she dreamt, seeing the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua praying for her in her dream. Seeing it as a sign from Heaven, she and her husband visited The SCOAN and were placed at the Prayer Line for God’s intervention, after which they were given the Morning Water that they believed would set them apart for God’s favour.
They went back home, prayed together and met as husband and wife and continued to minister the Morning Water. Mrs Ameh believed a day like this would come for her to testify to the glory of God and truly to God be the glory, after a few weeks, she became pregnant. People were confused during her pregnancy, thinking that she was only fat but the birth of her bouncing baby boy silenced everyone and convinced them that the Amehs are serving a living God.
In his own testimony, Mr Ameh explained that he had felt terrible because they could not have a child of their own but now he is happy that he’s a father. He advised that not all problems are natural but rather we are fighting a spiritual battle. Smiling with victory, he said that God had seen them through because they put their trust in Him. Mrs Ameh declared that truly God’s time is the best and prayed that God who did this for them would also answer those facing similar situations in Jesus ‘name.
A NEW DAWN IN DENMARK, NO MORE BEDWETTING
As fashionable as living in Europe was to Mr Amadi, it could not wipe away that terrible blemish that had haunted his life for too long. Right from his secondary school days in Nigeria, Mr Amadi was under the yoke of bedwetting. The problem became a serious thorn in his flesh to the extent that he lived a somewhat reclusive life in order to avoid exposing his problem to people around.
Even when he left Nigeria to Denmark, the problem continued despite his seeking the best medical advice. In the course of time, Mr Amadi married in Denmark yet out of the shame, he could not tell his wife about the horrible condition. He hid the problem by wrapping himself in a towel and surrounding himself with other absorbent materials as he slept so that any of the urine would be soaked up instantly.
This continued for several years until his mother in law came to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water which she gave to Mr Amadi. After watching Emmanuel TV, Mr Amadi’s faith began to grow and he began to faithfully minister the Morning Water he received from his mother in law. During this time, Mr Amadi also had a serious addiction to smoking that he couldn’t break on his own. To his great surprise, after about a month, he realised that he no longer had the urge to smoke and had indeed been set free from this terrible addiction. Furthermore, the embarrassing problem of bedwetting had been solved through the medium of the Morning Water. No longer using towels to cover himself before going to bed, he is now able to go to sleep freely without shame. Today, he is confident to move around unlike in the past when the fear to embarrass himself through bedwetting had taken him hostage. Mr Amadi thanked God for his deliverance and urged people all over the world to take God as the only and best solution to any problem.
BARRENNESS JUMPS FROM FRYING PAN TO FIRE
“I am sorry, sir. I am afraid it is the truth.” Mr Victor Igboderika could not believe what he read. Insisting that the doctor may have made a mistake in the test, he asked for further confirmation but was told that he not only had low sperm count, but had no active sperm cells at all. To make matters worse, he had just proposed to his fiancée who had accepted. He now had the agonizing task of how to break the news to her and he feared that he would watch her walk out of his life. To his surprise, she didn’t even bat an eyelid and said that the result did not matter to her as she believed that nothing was impossible with God. The marriage went ahead and what became a six year battle with barrenness began in the young couple’s lives.
Being informed by a friend, they came to The SCOAN in December of 2014, where they were prayed for by the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua on the prayer line. Mr Igboderika recalled how he felt a hefty object slide down his chest into his stomach and then vanish after the prayer. Interestingly, his wife recounted the same experience as he had. Before leaving the church, they were given the Morning Water to minister over themselves and take home with them.
In less than two weeks, Mrs Igboderika was confirmed pregnant. She went on to deliver a bouncing baby boy, named David Igboderika. For Mr Igboderika, a visit to the laboratory for sperm analysis showed that his sperm cells are now 180 million per millimetre from the previous 0 per millimetre.
His wife rejoiced for the life of their first baby, saying that he would not be the last by the grace of God. She described her time of pregnancy as being without any event, no fever, no pain and no problem. Even on the day of her delivery, she commented, “I delivered as one of the Hebrew women. I didn’t even know I had gone into labour.” Truly, their testimony has been restored through the Morning Water. A sound word of advice followed the couple’s radiant testimony as they told other hopeful parents that no matter what their situation looked like, they should believe God is still saying something in their lives.
THE SPIRIT THAT PUSHED HER TO PRISON – PUSHED OUT!
Born in India to parents from Imo State, Nigeria and raised in London, UK from the age of one, Jennifer grew up and fell into satan’s claws. Most of her problems started when she was barely twelve years old. Following a bad crowd, she was introduced to shoplifting and taking drugs. Something that started as a game, soon turned into a terrible addiction as the voice of the evil spirit in her head pushed her to steal clothes, bags, perfume and even traffic drugs. The separation of her parents affected her emotionally but she buried herself in her wild lifestyle. She developed a hatred for her mother, who was a hard working, strict woman who tried her best to discipline her but the damage had already been done by the influence of bad friends until she reached the point when she ran away from the house. Now, free and thinking she was a ‘big woman’, she continued her life of clubbing, drinking, smoking, shoplifting, taking drugs and even selling them. Jennifer soon tasted the bitter part of the freedom she had long sought for when she became a professional drug trafficker.
At 16, she gave birth to her first child and by 17, she was a mother of two. Following the voice of the evil spirit, she even got three tattoos on her body, that the demons used to monitor her movements. Soon after that, the different fathers of both children disappeared and she continued her reckless life, a single mum. Suddenly, she received a letter from the father of one of her children, saying, “I am in prison. Can you help me?” She arranged to visit him and during the visit, he asked her for a favour. Because he was the father of her child, she agreed. She was told to meet a man at the train station and collect a package containing drugs and bring it to him in prison.
During another prison visit, she noticed that those with children were not searched so she decided to bring her children the next time to avoid suspicion. Although she managed to pass the drugs to him without being caught, the prison security found the drugs on him and she was traced and arrested. Her children were removed from her and taken to social services and later placed with her mother. After a court case lasting one year, she was sentenced to two years in prison after 37 previous shoplifting offenses were used as further evidence against her. When she had been in prison seven months, the news came to her that her children had been taken away from her mother and were now back in social services.
When she was finally released from prison, she was relocated outside of London in an attempt to separate her from her bad friends. Still her mind was not free as the evil voice kept telling her to go back to her bad habits. When her mother asked her to accompany her to Nigeria to receive her deliverance at The SCOAN, she reluctantly agreed thinking it was opportunity for a holiday. The minute she entered the gates of The SCOAN building, a terrible migraine started as the evil spirit did not want her to receive her freedom.
When the time came for the ministration of the Morning Water, her legs began to shake and when she was ministered to, her head felt as if it was going to explode. For the first time, she prayed, “Lord, I have come all the way from London. I cannot go back with this problem. Please deliver me!” The moment came and the sprit that pushed her to prison was exposed and expelled forever! Smiling to the congregation and Emmanuel TV viewers, she said that the first thing she noticed was that she felt light. Secondly, she began to greet and care for the mother that she had hated and disrespected before. Every morning, she now reads her Bible and the evil voice in her heart is a thing of the past. After her deliverance, she had a dream in which certain horrible creatures tried to lure her into a deep pit. She was almost going down the pit when a strange hand held her away into safety. Jennifer confessed that she is now a new person after her deliverance.
Now totally free from smoking, drinking and taking drugs, she advised the world that The Morning Water is the last solution. Her mother, overcome with joy for the deliverance of her daughter who before would only greet her to ask for money thanked God for the answer to her prayers.