The everlasting beauty and power in God’s Word cannot be over-emphasized. The foregoing came into play on Sunday June 19, 2016 during The SCOAN service. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua called on Christians to walk in line with God’s agenda, stressing that the only way we can conquer worry and all the uncertainties of life is to attune ourselves to God’s agenda. “God’s time is God’s agenda. Let the Word of God lead us. You have seen that God is reliable and when you know that God is reliable, you have to put your trust in Him. Jesus is reliable and now it is time to put your trust in Him. There is so much worry and upset. There is one thing that is needed – God’s agenda,” he submitted.
Concluding, Prophet T.B. Joshua enjoined Christians to embrace practical Christianity by reading the Word of God and accompanying it with prayer. He observed that it is only by so doing that we can create and attain that infallible connection between us and our Creator. According to him, “Prayer and Bible reading should always go together. One is not complete without the other. When you read your Bible without offence, you are talking to God. God is listening as you pray and replies accordingly.”
Earlier, evangelist Christopher had reminded Christians of the need to obey the commandments of God by embracing the dictates of His will. According to him, the beauty of obedience to God is measured by our indomitable spirit in the face of the adversities of life when the going is not good. He observed that a true Christian is he or she who still obeys God even in the worst of situations. “Christian or godly character is the divine oil that keeps the gift of God in the life of Christians burning. No one can maintain God’s gift without God’s character”. Evangelist Christopher concluded with an eye-opener for Christians. He submitted that obedience to the will of God is the true Christian’s license for receiving the ultimate and everlasting reward from God: “Your obedience to the Word of God is the only proof of your faith in Him. God oftentimes does not reward the smart or clever people; He rewards the obedient.”
DIABETES CRUSHED THROUGH THE MORNING WATER
Mrs Esther Ebhodagha was diagnosed with diabetes. The doctors, in their own human reckoning, had concluded that she was not going to live her normal life without the cocktail of insulin and glucophage which are usually the last resort for people living with the destructive health condition. She had resigned to the conclusions of her doctors, battling headache, body pains, halitosis, high blood pressure and the unpalatable odour of different medications and thinking that she would depend on those anti-diabetic drugs till her dying day. But the ways of mortal men are not the ways of God.
As soon as her daughter installed the Emmanuel TV cable in her house, the power of God visited her. After watching the wonderful works of the Most High on Emmanuel TV, she visited The SCOAN in 2015 and received the Morning Water. As she continued to minister the Morning Water, her very high blood sugar level began to decline until it hit the normal range. By this time, all the debilitating symptoms took to their heels, living her healthier and stronger.
As she testified to her miraculous healing through the Morning Water medium, she urged the congregation and people all over the world to trust in God always, stressing that with Him, all things are possible. She also described the Morning Water as an atomic bomb that destroys all illnesses, no matter their duration and magnitude.
PACT WITH GOD OF SEDUCTION, BROKEN
Mr Marcelo, from Argentina, came to The SCOAN for deliverance. Little did he know that God Almighty was about to perform huge miracle in his life. As Prophet T.B. Joshua began ministering prayer and prophecy last Sunday, he came to Mr Marcelo and simply touched his head, revealing the evil forces behind his situation. The man of God prophesied to him saying that a ‘spirit of man’ entered him from a young age and that he had evil powers. Prophet T.B. Joshua also asked him if he used to preach, where Mr Marcelo confirmed the question to be true.
When he was five years old, Mr Marcelo was raped by a male older than him. Since then, his life was never the same as the spirit of man entered him. As he grew older, he didn’t have any affection for women, only for men. When he was 12 years old, he had another sexual relationship with a man who was older than him. Mr Marcelo grew up in church. Despite being tormented by this spirit, he would preach in his church, while keeping his problem a secret but he always consumed with guilt. No matter how much he prayed, read the Bible and went to church, he couldn’t get free from this spirit. The evil spirit finally pushed him to abandon the church and started drinking, taking drugs and going to clubs. He was studying law at a university and became obsessed with a boy in his class. His obsession was so much so that he went to the internet to find ways to try to seduce the boy. On the internet, he made a pact with a god called, “Eros,” a god of love, that gave him powers to seduce and make people fall in love with him.
One day, Mr Marcelo discovered Prophet T.B. Joshua on YouTube and he was made to understand that his affection for men was caused by an evil spirit. This prompted him to come and visit The SCOAN. Last Sunday, as the man of God prophesied to him and delivered him, he felt as though he was walking on air, like an electric shock came through his body. After the prayer, the spirit left him forever and he doesn’t have that affection for men anymore. Now, when he sees women, he sees their beauty and appreciates them. When he sees a man, he no longer has attraction for them. He advised the world that those who are suffering from a similar spirit should seek God for a spiritual solution because it’s a spiritual problem. “I am totally free, in the name of Jesus!”
SPIRIT OF DEATH CAST OUT!
Though it seemed like the sicknesses and troubles she encountered would take her life away, Mrs Danielle Phillips knew that God holds the key to her life. As she labored with her own problems, she was also weighed down by the troubles of family members who shared the same fate with her. However, her resolve not to give up on God became the prologue of her journey to victory. Allergies and eating disorders would soon be rendered powerless as she made up her mind to visit the Arena of Liberty.
Visiting The SCOAN with her husband who had also been elevated from hopelessness to academic glory penultimate Sunday, she came face to face with the power of God as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered deliverance to her troubled soul. During the deliverance session, the evil spirit tormenting her life had confessed all its atrocious activities against her existence. “I want blood. I want to kill her. I split. We are eleven. Death is number one. I am a man,” it cried
Revealing how it tried to destroy the marriage between her and her husband coupled with all the travails it had put her through, the evil spirit met its waterloo as the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua stepped into the scene, proclaiming the superiority of the blood of Jesus over her situation. The evil spirit which had entered her through a dream lost its grip on her life as the man of God commanded it to leave her in Jesus’ name. Exuding the anointing in a very dramatic way, the man of God sent the foul spirit packing. In the instant, the hitherto troubled Australian found herself on the floor. Thereafter, it was praises all the way.
Thanking God for her deliverance, Mrs Phillips also recounted her terrible encounter with an evil spirit which had threatened to kill her through a motor accident. According to her, after that experience, a tiger came and attacked her at home. In spite of all the horrors that accompanied that saga, the power of God restored her health and happiness as soon as she was delivered at The SCOAN. According to her husband, after her deliverance, she has been calm, relaxed and okay. “The spiritual realm is a reality but Jesus has conquered the enemy. He has given us salvation,” she reminded people all over the world.
I WAS LOST TO DRUGS BUT NOW I’M RESCUED BY JESUS
At age 13, young Thoriso Maduna had started drinking, smoking and lusting after women. Those corrupting tendencies emanated from his romance with music, which had a terrible influence on his life. The psychedelic impact of worldly music on his life triggered a horrible lifestyle that revolved around clubbing, drug abuse and living life on the fast lane. The South African national was hooked on drugs and sundry addictions, losing touch with God and reality. All attachment to reasoning deserted him as he wallowed in self-hate, frustration and despondency.
On three different occasions, he had escaped death miraculously after he had tried to kill himself. He had also escaped death through motor accidents, after soaking himself in alcohol and cocaine. All the money made from fraudulent activities went down the drain of women of easy virtue and substance abuse. The delusional tendencies of those substances gave him a false impression about the world. Those times, life was a sorry façade draped in fantastical illusions and nothing on the face of mother earth could change his jaundiced worldview. He had enjoyed the bad boy reputation because of the vainglorious fame it brought to him even as he laboured under the yokes of lust and sexual perversion. He was in bondage!
He had visited many churches in South Africa in search of a lasting solution but none was in sight. Whenever he prayed, he would hear those evil spirits mocking him and giving him the impression that his case was insoluble. Those experiences doctored his mindset to believe that real deliverance came with a monetary cost. But a loved one’s healing from cancer at The SCOAN inspired him to visit the church. During Mass Prayer, the penultimate Sunday, the hammer of God fell upon him at the Arena of Liberty. According to him, “As the man of God was approaching, I was getting ready to fight. When the man of God touched me, it was as if the light went off. It was as I woke up from a long deep sleep. I started seeing the cameras and evangelists, wondering where I was and when I got to this place.”
As he gave his testimony amid wild jubilation by congregants, Mr Maduna confessed that all his addictions and cravings have disappeared as though they never ever existed. “I am free in the name of Jesus!” he declared. Now, his desire for the Word of God has taken preeminence in his life. His reasoning has returned to him while all those obstacles that hindered his progress have been dismantled. “The only way to be free is to know Jesus Christ; there is no other way,” he advised people all over the world.
MARRIAGE-BREAKING SPIRIT OF ANGER CHASED OUT
Mrs Nneka Nnanyelugo was more like a tiger in her matrimonial home. The spirit of anger in her almost destroyed her marriage. For no explainable reason, she would get mad at her husband, making him to go searching for solace outside the family. She derived pleasure in controlling him. There was a total lack of affection in the marriage even as Mr Nnanyelugo had opted to carry his cross by bearing the unfortunate fate that had befallen his marriage.
She would engage her husband in physical fights just to impose her authority over him. All efforts by her husband to make peace proved abortive. Even their children noticed her overbearing attitude towards their father. Her son once told her that if anything happened to their father, she would be held responsible. But all those entreaties and warnings fell on deaf ears. Mrs Nnanyelugo was on a path of dishonor for her husband and nothing on earth could restrain her.
However the ‘iron lady’ of the Nnanyelugo family had visited The SCOAN on Sunday, June 12, 2016 to join in prayers for the celebration of Prophet T.B Joshua’s 53rd birthday anniversary, when the Holy Spirit, through the man of God presented with a life-changing birthday gift. As the man of God ministered with God’s anointing during Mass Prayer, the spirit of anger that had been rubbishing her marriage came under heavy spiritual bombardment. Just a touch on her forehead, the ‘iron lady’ fell to the floor. Confirming how she had ruthlessly terrorized him in his own home, Mr Nnanyelugo also received deliverance as the man of God laid hands on him in the mighty name of Jesus.
During their testimony last Sunday, the couple thanked God for restoring the lost affection in their marriage. According to Mr Nnanyelugo, “After last Sunday, my wife and I were delivered. It is like I have a new marriage altogether; things changed automatically.” Confirming her deliverance, Mrs Nnanyelugo confessed her new-found peace and miraculous change that has taken over her life. “Since that Sunday, I am a new person… My disposition has changed and we can laugh and discuss now,” she added. The woman advised people all over the world, especially her fellow women to always rethink their actions towards their husbands in order to sustain their marriage in love, peace and harmony.
JESUS RENEWED MY BONES AND MADE ME WALK AGAIN
For five years, Mr Aro Olusanya had been unable to walk due to lumbar spondylosis. The engineer who spent most of his working time repairing heavy duty generators struggled to live each passing day as doctors suggested he had to go for an operation. The amount of money involved and the fear of coming under the surgeon’s knife kept him away from the doctors’ suggestion. Having been introduced to Emmanuel TV by a friend, Mr Olusanya got information about the special Prayer Line session for the commemoration of the birthday of Prophet T.B. Joshua; he visited The SCOAN on Saturday, June 11 2016.
As the man of God ministered prayer during the special Prayer Line, Mr Olusanya received a touch on his head and the rest is history. According to Mr Olusanya, as soon as the man of God touched his head, he heard a cracking sound and felt an electrical sensation from his head through his spine down to his waist. The man who had been condemned to the use of a lumbar corset rose to his feet immediately and threw the medical support away. He bubbled with youthful vigour as he testified before The SCOAN congregation, thanking the Almighty God for his miraculous healing.
MY STRUGGLE WITH POVERTY IS OVER
Mr Victor Nwajei’s life had been under the merciless grip of poverty to the extent that he could not feed himself well. For a long while, the Nigerian living in South Africa ate one loaf of bread for an entire week and could not pay his bills, even though he was only squatting with friends who made monthly contributions to offset their rent. Providing his own part of the rent ended up in cock and bull stories. People avoided him; nobody wanted to associate with him because he was seen as a potential burden and liability. The struggle with poverty continued into his marriage.
His flight from post to post in search of a solution brought him in contact with a friend who took interest in his affairs and motivated him to visit The SCOAN. Mr Nwajei was eventually delivered at The SCOAN and received the Morning Water. When he returned to South Africa, a glimmer of hope began to shine brilliantly in the firmament of his hitherto cloudy existence. Prior to his visit to The SCOAN, he had intended to buy the house he was renting – a two-bedroom flat – but his application was turned down on the argument that his income was lower than his outflow. When he returned to South Africa from Nigeria, instead of the two-bedroom flat, he dreamt higher by deciding to go for a four-bedroom flat with a swimming pool and other attractions.
Barely three months after receiving deliverance at The SCOAN, Mr Nwajei, against all competition from other capable bidders, bought the four-bedroom flat apartment. After acquiring the beautiful house situated in a high-brow area of Johannesburg, he added four choice cars to his fleet. In total, he owns seven cars. He has since become a much sought after business man with an extensive international travelling exposure. He has been approached by several investment companies who want him to be their representative in Nigeria.
He also owns a company which has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a Germany-based firm specializing in real estate investments. How Mr Nwajei was elevated from poverty to wealth remains a case study in divine intervention.
WITCH DOCTOR SUBMITS TO JESUS
He had come to test the prophetic gift of the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua but unknown to him, the Spirit of God in Prophet T.B. Joshua had already seen beyond his laughable intentions. Mr Samson had been a practicing witch doctor and chief priest for thirty-five years. As he served these idols, nothing good ever came out of his life. Instead, he had lost some of his children to the destructive deities. He was also being constantly afflicted with illnesses.
Along the line, a brother encouraged him to watch Emmanuel TV to witness the wonderful works of God. Having installed the Emmanuel TV cable, Mr Omaye visited The SCOAN and was spotted by the man of God. He received deliverance and decided to give his life to Christ. All connection he had with those idols has been severed by the blood of Jesus.
Testifying in company of his immediate and extended families, he emphasized the fact that he decided to forsake his fetish ways because for all the thirty-five years he had served them, he benefitted nothing except sickness and the death of his children. Surrendering all the charms and totems of his fetish practices to The SCOAN for destruction, Mr Omaye advised people serving idols to desist henceforth as they bring no good but total destruction.