On Sunday, January 10, 2016, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua added a philosophical dimension to the idea of love, urging Christians to understand the secrets of its applicability to life and to the service of God: “When we love without expectation, our love is being sown to the Spirit. Anything you do to carry God along, you are doing it in Spirit because God is Spirit – I mean, in total humility and submission to His will”. Speaking further, this time about expectation, the man of God linked it to the emergence of offence, especially when our expectation from people is not met: “Expectation of certain behaviours from loved ones, relatives, acquaintances and friends sets us up for offence. This is a major root of offence”. Instead of imbibing the mundane philosophy of tit-for-tat that has become one of the greatest banes of Christianity all over the world, Prophet T.B. Joshua admonished Christians to love without expectation and do good even to those who hurt us.
The man of God concluded with a very thought-provoking submission to the world: “My response determines my future. When I am wronged, deeply hurt, bitter, cheated, wrongly accused, my response determines my future. Two wrongs do not make a right. The landlord of today can be the tenant tomorrow and the tenant today can be the landlord tomorrow. The pastor today can be the drunkard tomorrow. The drunkard today can be the pastor tomorrow. The rich man today can be the poor man tomorrow. The poor man today can be the rich man tomorrow. The sinner today can be the righteous one tomorrow and the righteous one today can be the sinner tomorrow. The beginner is not the owner but the finisher. There is a race”.
DEAD MANHOOD RESTORED TO LIFE
When the man of God appeared to the congregation pen-ultimate Sunday, after several months of dutiful absence, he did not come empty-handed. In confirmation of his declaration that he was not on holiday, he presented a power-packed gift to the church – the Believer’s Card. Mr and Mrs Kalu are living witnesses to the spiritual efficacy of the new medium. “When the man of God gave me this card, something like a shadow immediately walked out of me…I staggered and eventually fell down. When I stood up, I decided to take this card home to share with my family,” Mrs Kalu told the congregation as she testified to the mighty works of God in her family. Getting home, Mrs Kalu introduced the card to her husband who had been suffering from erectile dysfunction for five years. Those years were strewn with dejection and lack of affection for the couple as they slept in separate rooms – a practice unbecoming of a Christian couple.
Mr Kalu, who was also beset by a legion of other challenges, wept after he had been introduced to the Believer’s Card, bemoaning his financial fate. But his wife was on hand to help encourage him. As the family prayed with the card, the results came in an instant. Mr Kalu vibrated as he held the card in prayer; he noticed something move within him and as he tried to fathom what was going on, the vibration increased in intensity. His erection was restored instantly during the prayer while the affection that had deserted the marriage returned in abundance. Mr Kalu expressed inestimable gratitude to God for restoring the joy and affection of his marriage, even as he advised people to hold on dearly to any medium given to them by the man of God. He observed that there is nothing beyond God.
THE BELIEVER’S CARD REUNITES MOTHER AND CHILD IN JESUS’ NAME
Pastor Mrs Ruth Ojoka had come to The SCOAN with a heavy burden on her mind. Her only daughter had absconded from home and had not been seen for ten years. Seated in the auditorium, in anticipation of divine intervention, she was beckoned upon by the man of God. As soon as he called on her, she burst into a screaming hysteria, “Man of God, where is my child? Prophet T.B. Joshua, where is my child?” Understanding her pain, the man of God gave her the Believer’s Card. Mrs Ojoka prayed with the Believer’s Card, calling on God to reunite her with her only daughter, wherever she was in the world.
In a matter of three days, her daughter called her via telephone, after which arrangements were made for their reunion at The SCOAN. On the fourth day, Miss Rejoice Ojoka who had been missing from home ran into the warm embrace of her mother right here at the Arena of Liberty. Narrating her experience, Miss Rejoice Ojoko confessed to have been possessed by the spirits of an unreasonable hatred towards her mother and lust which lured her way from home into the wild world. Expressing the mutual affection that had ceased to exist between them, mother and daughter embraced each other in an emotion-laden reunion. Mrs. Ojoka described the Believer’s Card as an invaluable vessel of God’s power that cannot be subdued.
DOUBLE PROTECTION, HEALING AND MIRACULOUS RESCUE FOR THE DIJENGS
Seated in The SCOAN auditorium on Sunday, January 3, 2016, Mr Moemedi Dijeng from Botswana received some prophetic words from Prophet T.B. Joshua about his life. “…This last September 17, something terrible happened to you. It would have taken your life… just give thanks to God that you witnessed this year… your blood was taken… there is a travel before you this February. It was September that you attempted to go when that accident happened.” One week after, Mr Dijeng visited The SCOAN in the company of his wife to confirm the prophecy and to testify to the goodness of God in their lives.
According to Mr Dijeng the said accident actually involved his wife. It was a multiple accident in which three cars were affected. Pictorial evidences showed how Mrs Dijeng’s car was hit from behind and battered. The couple were unanimous in their belief that the Morning Stickers pasted at the back of the car prevented any form of fatality. Mr Dijeng also confirmed the prophecy concerning blood taken from him. He told the congregation that so much blood had been taken from him over the years for examination to ascertain certain medical conditions threatening his health. In one of the medical reports, he was diagnosed with high blood pressure.
Continuing, Mr Dijeng, was delivered and eventually certified free from the disease. His rescue from an accident that would have consumed his life also came to the fore as he testified to God’s glory in his life. Then, he was a heavy drinker of alcohol and would spend nights on the crawl from bars to nightclubs. On one occasion, after soaking himself in liquor, he drove at a high speed and later fell asleep, only for the car to dangerously skid off the road. How he was able to survive that accident remains a miracle. Mr Dijeng later embraced and started ministering the Morning Water on himself and discovered that his drinking habit was no more. The same Morning Water ministration brought about his miraculous acquittal from a 10 year-old court case in which he had earlier been convicted. The visibly elated couple advised viewers all over the world to have faith in God.
A MORNING WATER-INSPIRED TURN-AROUND
Before she visited The SCOAN in 2013, her life was overgrown with weeds of limitation. Her school business witnessed stagnation as student enrolment waned drastically. Ends refused to meet while bills piled up unpaid as she was left with her precarious fate staring her in the face. Mrs Nkem Esedo, a native of Anambra residing in Wukari, Taraba brought her ‘trailer load of problems’ to The SCOAN where she received prayer and the Morning Water. After she returned home and ministered the Morning Water, life turned around. Gradually, student enrolment increased dramatically. Mrs Esedo would later build more classrooms as her finances improved.
She would go on to acquire an acre of land in addition to building a new palatial apartment for her accommodation. Life indeed moved from grass to grace. She also bought a new car for herself even as the academic fortunes of her school became reputable – most of the results of her students who sat for their WAEC examinations came in as distinctions. Thanking God for the turn-around, Mrs Esedo advised people facing similar challenges to seek the face of God as He alone can turn situations around for good.
MIRACULOUS PROMOTION FROM THE THRONE OF GRACE
Mr Geoffrey Mensah from Ghana was stuck in his banking career in the centre of nowhere. In spite of his lofty credentials, he remained stagnant in one position – Officer Grade 2 for nine years. His wife, knowing that her husband’s case needed divine solution, visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water. Returning home, she shared the Morning Water with her husband. Mr Mensah made it a duty to minister the Morning Water every day as he went to work, asking God to help him. Within one month of ministering the Morning Water, he received a double promotion. He was promoted from Officer Grade 2 to Officer Grade 1 and from Officer Grade 1 to Branch Manager. Thanking God for his promotion which remains miraculous in every ramification (because promotions of this nature are usually after every four years), Mr Mensah advised viewers all over the world to always believe in God in order to receive their own miracles.
DOG SPIRIT DECIMATED BY THE BELIEVER’S CARD
A strange hush fell over the congregation as the young man received the Believer’s Card from Prophet T.B. Joshua, only to see him explode into a flurry of movement. The evil spirit hiding in the boy’s life had been exposed by the light of God and began to manifest out of his life. Seeing the spiritual battle that was taking place, the man of God instructed, “Shout Jesus!” As the boy shouted the name above all names, he was hurled to the ground and the demon was cast out. The congregation roared. The man of God prophesied how the boy had been possessed by the spirit of dog which had given him the same immoral, flirting characteristics and had ruined his life but was now a thing of the past.
Now, a week later, as he came forward to testify to the congregation, Mr Rial Rustamov explained that his affliction began seven years ago when he had a dream where he was bitten by a dog. The spirit of dog entered him at that point and destroyed his academic and spiritual life. He could not concentrate; he would watch pornography, masturbate, flirt at school and spend hours chatting with girls online at home, as the man of God had prophesied. His academic life was affected in that his grades started deteriorating. He was no longer able to keep focused while in class. He no longer spent time reading the Bible or praying and found himself lose interest in the things of God.
However, since receiving his Believer’s Card from the man of God, the 20 year old from Azerbaijan in Eastern Europe declared that he no longer thinks about pornography, lust or evil. He says he felt that he had been given spiritual armour to protect himself against the wicked thoughts of the enemy which had pushed him into a life of flirtation and frustration.
He advised those caught in similar traps of the devil as he had been that they should trust in God as He alone could make a way where there seemed to be no way in their lives.
The remainder of the service was an action packed session as the man of God delved into the deep things of God to speak forth God’s opinion over the lives of scores of individuals face to face, calling them out from among the congregation. As the Lord Jesus revealed intimate details about their past, present and future, the time of prophecy brought the conviction of sin, edification and comfort to the people of God.
Thereafter, the man of God sent two of his evangelists to lead the congregation and viewers worldwide in mass prayer which captured their bodies, souls and spirits for the glory of God as they were released from every evil spirit which had been threatening their future. As the evil spirits were expelled from the lives of their helpless victims, people fell to the floor under the delivering influence of the Holy Spirit and many received instant healing, some even vomiting out the spiritual causes of pain and sicknesses in their lives in a mighty outpouring of the Spirit of the living God. Be sure to tune in next service and your case too, will not escape the anointing of God.