Hinging his message on the story of Joseph who was sold into slavery by his brothers, Evangelist Chris admonished the congregation on the need to trudge on in spite of the discouraging realities that sometimes punctuate the happiness of life. He observed that disappointments are not death sentences but instead they create the enabling environment for God to manifest and prove Himself in such situations. According to him, a sack letter could be a blessing in disguise if only we are patient enough to dig deep into such a discouraging situation. All the problems Joseph encountered in life prepared him for that position which God had preserved for him. In a nutshell, REFUSE TO ACCEPT FAILURE by Evangelist Chris highlighted the importance of disappointments and setbacks in the life of a true believer.
FREED FROM CAREER-THREATENING DEBILITIES
Dr. Irene Ngobeni’s career as a medical practitioner was threatened by health issues that had been a thorn in her flesh right from her university days. It was unthinkable that a very brilliant student, who got distinctions in her primary and high school days, could end up struggling to pass her exams in the university. But that was truly the case with the South African resident as she battled with migraines and menstrual pains for fifteen long years. Those health challenges almost ruined her academic and career lives as she could not concentrate to use her brain and energy at optimal levels.
Somehow, Dr. Ngobeni was able to graduate from medical school. When she eventually started work, those health challenges continued to rear their ugly heads in her life. She found it very difficult to make progress in her career much to the bewilderment of a friend who talked her into the dire need to seek for a solution from the Arena of Liberty. Seeing the unpalatable situation she was faced with coupled with the avalanche of miracles she had seen on Emmanuel TV, she accepted her friend’s advice to visit The SCOAN.
At The SCOAN, Dr. Ngobeni was prayed for by Prophet T.B. Joshua and also given the Morning Water which she ministered in Jesus’ name. She later returned to South Africa only to discover an improvement in her spiritual life. She also discovered that the twin tormentors of her life disappeared – the scourge of migraines and menstrual pains which ravaged fifteen years of her life was conquered by the power of God. In order to ascertain the veracity or otherwise of her new-found freedom from pain and to check if her once faltering intellect was fully restored, Dr. Ngobeni enrolled for a couple of courses and was amazed at the results she got.
In all the exams she wrote, she came out with distinctions in a manner that shocked even her very self. She later extended hands of love to the families and relations of the martyrs of faith, as directed by the man of God, and received many other breakthroughs. Testifying to the God’s goodness in her coupled with the joy of restoration, she urged people to see challenges as transient while holding unto the integrity of God’s Word.
UNTWINED FROM THE HOOKS OF MIGRAINE AND BUSINESS FAILURE
Faced with the loss of her job and the inability to actualise her business plans, the devil tripled Mrs. Tlhomamiso Mogaetsho’s predicaments with a recurrent migraine. She was always falling sick and could not co-ordinate her life and affairs properly. All efforts by her husband to find a solution from hospitals and native healers proved abortive. She was later encouraged by a friend to visit The SCOAN for a lasting solution to her challenges. Mrs. Tlhomamiso Mogaetsho bought the idea and headed to the Arena of Liberty where she received prayers and also got the Morning Water.
When she got home and ministered the Morning Water, she realised that her migraine had stopped; she felt as though ice was being placed on her head. Since that moment till now, the migraine has not recurred. After her healing, she also won very lucrative contracts and was able to construct a guest house which in turn has continued to fetch her money. She has acquired additional two plots of land which are being developed. Her guest house was rented by a company which also pays her monthly to maintain the property. Mrs. Mogaetsho also built a two-room apartment for someone in need of accommodation. Grateful to God for the manifestation of His grace in her life, she advised people to continue to pray, irrespective of the situation of things.
FROM DESPERATE DEBTOR TO FINANCIAL GREATNESS
Mr. Daniel Omoyibo was indebted to four banks and three money lenders to the tune of a whooping 58.6 million naira. His company was on the brink of collapse as he could not pay his workers’ salaries. He was on the wanted list of security agencies and was hiding to evade arrest. Coupled with all those issues was the sad story of his wife who was faced with the problem of ceased menstruation for six years. At a time when things became very difficult, Mr. Omoyibo deceptively used his house as collateral to borrow money from two different banks. While the banks were on his trail, the money lenders also threatened fire and brimstone. But, he was nowhere to be found. Like lightning, they were unable to get hold of him. Burdened by those challenges and eager to get out of the dilemma, he approached a friend to offer him a bailout in the form of a loan but that was never to be as his friend could not provide the loan he requested.
Even though he left without getting the loan, he did not go entirely empty-handed as he was able to acquaint himself with Emmanuel TV as he waited in his friend’s house. That acquaintance with Emmanuel TV would later become the greatest experience he had come across in life.
Having realised that a visit to The SCOAN would change the direction of his destiny, he decided to do so in company of his wife. When they arrived at The SCOAN, they were placed at the Prayer Line and received prayers from the man of God as well as the Morning Water. Miraculously, Mrs. Omoyibo’s ceased menstruation of six years was restored immediately that same day. As the couple returned home and continued to minister the Morning Water on themselves and Mr. Omoyibo’s business documents, more miracles began to unfold. Mr. Omoyibo received divine favours as he won several huge contracts.
After he had successfully executed the contracts, he was able to pay off his debts. He had since constructed a duplex and has a fleet of exotic cars. He also owns trucks and hummer buses for his staff. His staff strength has drastically increased from six to one hundred and twenty-four. He is currently constructing a big hotel as well as a school for the less-privileged. Testifying in company of his wife, daughter, staff and traditional rulers from his community, Mr. Omoyibo advised people all over the world to continue to trust in God.
THE MORNING WATER BRIDGES EVERY GAP, INCLUDING BARRENNESS
For Mr. and Mrs. Odubu, it was a sad tale of barrenness. They searched for the fruit of the womb for nine years without respite. Doctors had diagnosed Mr. Odubu with low sperm count while his wife was said to have irregular menstruation. All medical efforts to make Mrs. Odubu pregnant yielded no result until the couple built their faith through Emmanuel TV and subsequently made up their minds to visit The SCOAN. Typical of those who are earnest seekers of God’s grace, the couple received the Morning Water and returned to their home. As they ministered the Morning Water amidst prayers, God answered them within that same month of their visit to The SCOAN.
After nine months, the Odubus received their first bundle of joy; Mrs. Odubu was delivered of a baby boy christened Oghenemairo Peculiar. Blessings followed the birth of the child as loads of gifts were given to the family including a car. The couple exalted the name of the Most High for wiping away their tears of anguish and putting a new song of thanksgiving in their mouths. Mr. Odubu urged men with similar challenges to support their wives and hold on to God rather than lay blames.
TO DELAY IS NOT TO DENY
Mr and Mrs Gabriel Ebagun came to The SCOAN with the problem of barrenness for 28 years. On the wife’s side, she was diagnosed with ceased menstruation, tubal blockage and hormonal imbalance while her husband had the problem of low-sperm count. They had visited various places for solution, all to no avail.
They later came to The SCOAN and had the opportunity to receive the Morning Water. At The SCOAN, she witnessed the testimony of a lady who had the same problem of barrenness but was blessed with the fruit of the womb. This woman testified that after ministering the Morning Water, by faith she bought baby clothes believing that God would bless her with the fruit of the womb and God indeed blessed her with a bouncing baby. Mrs Gabriel was so inspired by this testimony and did the same as the woman had done. She ministered the Morning Water in Jesus’ name and bought her own baby clothes. After meeting as husband and wife, she discovered that she started having some symptoms and went to the hospital and to their greatest surprise, Mrs Gabriel was confirmed pregnant.
Mr Ebagun advised everyone to wait patiently upon the Lord.
RESCUED FROM THE RAVAGES OF GAMBLING AND SUICIDE
While at a cyber one fateful day, Mr. Chukwu saw two men playing the betting game on the internet. He took interest and asked if he could join them which they agreed to. That was how he became possessed by the spirits of suicide and gambling. He would look for money at all costs and use it to gamble. Whenever he gambled and lost, he would harbour suicidal thoughts. The spirit of gambling took over him completely to the extent that he once abandoned his treatment in hospital to go and gamble. He was very skilled at lying to people in order to get money from them. Sometimes, he would use his father’s influence to swindle acquaintances just to be able to gamble. He wasted more than 2.7 million naira on gambling and was hugely indebted to many people. On several occasions, he had squandered his father’s money on gambling.
One day, after his parents had turned down his request for money, he attempted to kill himself by drinking methylated spirits but for the intervention of his family members. He had once spent two months in hospital admission after drinking raw methylated spirits which had his intestines burnt according to scan results. Sometimes, he would deliberately walk on the road expecting to be knocked down by a vehicle in order to escape from the emotional trauma of losing out in gambling. Mr. Ukaoma wasted precious time and money gambling and was on the trenches of death but for divine intervention at The SCOAN. Even the demon which spoke as the evangelist ministered the Morning Water on him, said that he had only six days to live.
“He’s the bad boy of a good father…the only person who would lie to you and you’ll be happy”. Those were the words of the demon as the evangelist ministered the Morning Water on him.
Mr. Ukaoma finally got delivered through the medium of the Morning Water. Though the demons tried to put up some resistance, they could not stop the anointing fire power in the medium as they were cast out. Mr. Ukaoma himself corroborates the experience thus: “As soon as the evangelist ministered the Morning Water on me, I felt heat all over me…in fact, the rest of what happened that day, I cannot explain”. Thanking God for his son’s deliverance, Mr. Chukwu Ukaoma’s father advised that people should draw nearer to God.
DELIVERED FROM MARINE SPIRITS AND HOMOSEXUALITY
Mr. Ebeleme was the victim of a broken marriage between his mother and estranged father. As time went on, he started dreaming of strange experiences; he would see himself in the river with women singing for him. After sometime, he started behaving like a woman physically. He would cook, dress and use cosmetics as woman do. He later developed homosexual instincts and also had the spirit of stealing which led him to steal his mother’s money. Mr Ebeleme would have sexual affairs with his fellow men and was paid in return. All efforts by his mother to seek for spiritual help proved abortive. One of the so-called spiritualists who was patronised to help him ended up sleeping with him.
His homosexual tendencies drew the ire of his community which had him beaten publicly with a broomstick inserted into his private part. After the public disgrace, his mother tried to seek another spiritual help but her son preferred to visit The SCOAN. It was at The SCOAN that he successfully got his deliverance in Jesus’ mighty name. The demon responding to interrogatives by the evangelist said she was a queen from the river. Displaying feminine traits, Mr. Ebeleme was brought to the ground after the demon was forced to leave him through the fire of the Holy Ghost in the Morning Water.
Narrating his experience during the deliverance, Mr Ebeleme said he saw the queen with an arrow trying to attack the evangelists but could not stand the anointing present in the auditorium. According to him, the queen disappeared when she could not survive the fire that had taken over the entire atmosphere in the church. Testifying to his deliverance and freedom from the throes of darkness and death, his mother thanked God for giving her son a second chance.
As the congregants danced to the songs emanating from the choir, the Spirit of God was felt in every corner of the auditorium. During the Mass Prayer led by Evangelists Yinka and Christopher who were sent by Prophet T.B. Joshua, in the mighty name of Jesus, unclean spirits, demonic manipulations and spiritual contamination in the lives of the people were rendered ineffective. Many vomited poisonous substances while others manifested demonic possession and were set free. Still radiating the redemptive spirit of Christmas, The SCOAN Sunday service of December 27, 2015 was worth the while in every dimension.