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KNOWING GOD’S WILL

PROPHET T.B JOSHUA

Prophet T.B. Joshua

The Holy Spirit moved strongly as the entire atmosphere radiated the unfading glory of God. The SCOAN Sunday service of May 22, 2016, reminded people all over the world that, where two or three are gathered in His name, He is always there with them.

 

The man of God, in his message, dwelt on a variety of issues relating to our relationship with God. Above all, he focused on the need to know the will of God in every situation, especially before prayer. He spoke extensively on the principles of belief as well as our disposition to the will of God. “Believing is simply acting on what God has spoken,” he said, stressing that our belief becomes solid if we base it on God’s promises. In other words, believing God on His promises to us makes our faith and trust in Him stronger: “If your Father has promised you something and you base your belief on that, this believing is solid.”

Speaking further, Prophet T.B. Joshua explained the reason we need to know God’s will and act in accordance with it. He stated that those who commanded things to happen through God’s power are people who already knew that God will answer them. However, he lamented man’s fall from the true sense of believing due to his selfish reasoning that measures God’s love for him according to prayers answered – “Today, you don’t know whether you are a man of faith or not. You measure how God loves you according to the prayer that is answered.”

Prophet T.B. Joshua then took time to prophesy to individuals in the congregation, opening their eyes to the hidden traps set against their destinies by the kingdom of darkness.

EVANGELIST CINDY

Evangelist Cindy

In her message NO SHORTCUT, Evangelist Cindy encouraged Christians to be patient and persevering in the race of life, stressing that the road to glory is not paved with milk and honey but rather is a long and muddy one. She aptly captured the psyche of a faithless generation which would aim for the top without wanting to start from the bottom. But she insists that the attainment of glory is a process which she compared to the baking process. “What are you going through? Many successful people in society had once passed through similar situations before they were promoted to the level they are now. Successful people don’t just drift to the top. It takes focused action, personal discipline and a lot of energy everyday to make things happen. Ask David, he will tell you about his opposition. Ask Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego and they will tell you what they had to pass through before coming to a new level of life.” Calling on Christians to always see unpleasant situations as signifiers of impending glory, she urged them to thank God in every situation: “When you look at your situation, it is a signal that something greater is coming. When you know where God is leading you or when you know where you are going, whatever happens to you midway cannot change your focus. Rather, you will begin to describe the taste of honey while swallowing tears. When the goings are good, thank God; when the goings are tough, thank God. When you get there at God’s time, you will begin to sing, I didn’t know You would favour me this way”.

TESTIMONIES

SPONDYLOSIS STRAIGHTENED AND SWELLING DEFLATED
MISS VIVIAN AHIAKPAFor twelve years, Miss Vivian Ahiakpa found it very difficult to work due to a strange ailment that got her legs swollen while pain took over her entire body. She could not walk on her own and had to depend on the support of people. At a time, she had to use a crutch. Doctors had to give her a body brace, saying she had sustained damage to her bones and therefore could not do things without support. However, respite soon came her way when a friend gave her the Morning Water. As she ministered the Morning Water, she discovered that the swelling of her legs reduced gradually in confirmation that the power of God was at work.

Having been encouraged by the effects of the Morning Water on her hitherto swollen legs, Miss Ahiakpa visited The SCOAN in 2014 and was arranged for the Prayer Line. Narrating her experience at the Prayer Line, she recalled: “When the man of God was coming closer to me, I saw him like a normal human being at first but before he reached me, what I saw was a very tall flame of fire.” She explained how she felt that fire had penetrated through her head and down her injured back. Afterwards, describing a very cool sensation and being free to walk and move again.

Walking happily before the congregation, Miss Ahiakpa showed no sign of difficulty in walking anymore. According to her, she now does all those things which she could not do before. Even her doctors marvelled at the miracle and even encouraged her to share her testimony. Bending, turning and shaking her body with ease and renewed strength, it was obvious that the beast that had held her down had been crushed by the power of the Holy Ghost. She expressed immense gratitude to God for her healing and advised people all over the world in the following words: “Have faith and trust in God.

 LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT RESTORED!
DR AND MRS TIMOTHY MMELLADr Timothy Mmella, a high-level international diplomat and former representative of Kenya to the United Nations on matters of Environment, struggled with affection in his marriage. It was extremely difficult to express his feelings. The passionate fire of love that had been the driving force of their marriage suddenly fizzled out. Unknown to the couple, an evil spirit was in between them working hard to truncate their union. The wicked but unseen man ensured that he made the couple unable to demonstrate love to each other. Whenever it was time to get romantic, Mrs Mmella would either fall sick or complain of one form of discomfort or the other.

Due to the unseen barriers hindering their marriage, the couple lived like two souls apart to the extent that Dr Mmella, out of starvation for affection, began to lust after other women. Haunted by their inability to bear a child after several years of marriage, the couple were not happy and could not fathom the reason for the distance growing between them. It soon dawned on the couple that their spiritual problem required a spiritual solution. It was their visit to The SCOAN that finally exposed the root cause of their problem.

While prophesying and ministering deliverance to the congregation, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua walked up to the couple with the following revelation, that a spiritual husband was the cause of their marital woes and had also pushed Dr Mmella to go outside of his marriage to look for affection. Yet, no matter how far the couple had drifted, they were not beyond God’s reach, whose promise for the couple was that they would have a baby boy. The man of God laid hands on them, setting them free from the influence of the strange man.DR AND MRS TIMOTHY MMELLA.

The couple thanked God for resurrecting the affection that had died in their marriage. In the words of Dr Mmella: “I thank God for my wife who introduced me to God through Emmanuel TV.” He advised congregants and people all over the world, Dr Mmella said, “There is nothing you gain by isolating the mighty God from your destiny.”

SEVEN YEARS OF STRUGGLE SUDDENLY STOPPED

As an immigration officer, promotion to her next rank of Chief Superintendent remainedMRS ELIZABETH BETTY ADUDU elusive for seven years. After three promotion interviews, Mrs Elizabeth Betty Adudu remained stuck on the rank of Superintendent. The Abuja based officer did not give up; she kept hope alive, trying out every opportunity that presented itself for her promotion. That persevering spirit soon paid off.

Another promotion opportunity presented itself and Mrs Adudu prepared herself with prayers. The hotel she lodged in had Emmanuel TV and provided a superior opportunity for her to settle the battle spiritually before stepping out for the physical interview. She wasted no time in praying along with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, committing the interview into God’s hands and calling on the Holy Spirit to make her promotion a success. All through the night preceding the interview day, Mrs Adudu never opened any book to read. Instead, she committed herself to prayer, believing that God’s effort, rather than hers, would put an end to her seven years of struggle.

On the morning of the interview, she radiated a strange air of confidence which could have been only divinely inspired. She went into the interview with that confidence and gave an exceptional account of her achievements. When the results were released, despite the erroneous information she had earlier received, her name was on the list of successful officers promoted to the rank of Chief Superintendent of Immigration. Mrs Adudu told congregants that it was purely a manifestation of God’s power and grace in her life. According to her, all the while she had been depending on her human strength, knowledge and might, yet could not make it. As soon as she involved God in the matter, her case was settled. “It is not by power or might but by the special grace of God,” she said as she reminded people all over the world that distance is not a barrier to God’s blessings.

I WAS HANDICAPPED, NOW I AM HEALED!
MADAME LE GOFF AMINATA DADU
Madame Le Goff Aminata Dadu was diagnosed with a childbirth-related deformity after she had complained of pains. For the Malian living in France, life lost its meaning when doctors told her that the condition was incurable. That submission affected her both psychologically and socially and condemned her to the use of pain killers. Her knees and shoulders were affected to the extent that her doctors suggested they would infuse iron to support those weak joints. She became handicapped and could hardly walk, prompting the social security department to give her a card that allowed her access to certain services because of her problem. She attained a job allocated by the French government specifically reserved for those who are handicapped, as she could neither walk nor use her hands effectively.

One day, she encountered Emmanuel TV and marvelled at the miracles God used His Prophet to perform at The SCOAN. Convinced in her heart that God was truly at work at The SCOAN, she decided to visit Nigeria. As she arrived at the Arena of Liberty, she was placed in the Prayer Line where she received God’s mercy. Displaying medical documents which showed how degenerated and terrible her condition was, she thanked God for her healing. “Jesus is the answer; the only answer,” she told congregants and people watching her all over the world as she exuded the joy of her freedom from sickness and sorrow.

 

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The SCOAN Sunday service of May 15, 2016 demonstrated the harmony of God’s Word and power. The congregants expressed their joy of being in His presence, knowing that all their petitions and supplications would be heard. The testimonies, prophecies and prayers showed that the Most High is always at work to ensure that those who live in accordance with His will are happy and blessed. The choir ensured that there was never a dull moment as it reeled out soul-lifting melodies to the admiration of the congregants.

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Prophet T.B. Joshua’s message, MATCH YOUR ACTION WITH YOUR WORDS, dwelt on the dependability of our Lord, Jesus Christ. The man of God urged Christians to confess Christ and cling to Him if they really expect the positive changes and blessings associated with those who believe in Him: “You have seen the reason to believe Jesus. He is reliable. If you rely on Him, He will not disappoint you. He will not fail you. He is not a man. If you know He is reliable, what you need to do is confess what is in your heart. When you confess what is in your heart, here Jesus comes in to bring the balance. ‘Confess what is in your heart’, means, ‘Match your action with your words’. That is, what you are saying is what you are doing.

But confessing Christ is not all that is required. According to the man of God, we must confess Christ from our heart and with faith because the heart is where the Spirit of God resides. In other words, those who confess Christ in Spirit and in truth will always move God into action, no matter the magnitude of the situation or challenge: “Faith is of man’s heart. Heart means spirit, your spirit. Not in a literal meaning. In your school, it’s not regarded like that. Biblically, heart means spirit of man. Call it heart or spirit. Faith is of man’s heart or faith is of man’s spirit. Heart has to do with now and next. What you are doing now, standing for now, is what you are going to stand for tomorrow. When you confess what is in your heart, the job is half done.”

Concluding, the man of God told Christians to bother less when their matter is before God through prayer. According to him, once God is aware of a person’s situation, He would ensure that the situation does not consume that person. Instead, He would make the person stronger through that situation or challenge: “When God is aware of your situation, don’t bother; the situation cannot kill you any longer, destroy you any longer. Your struggle will make you stronger. It will not impair you but improve you.”

ANNE

Evangelist Anne earlier spoke on a message titled: GOD’S HAND PERFORMING ALL THINGS. She summed up her message by stating that by the power of the Holy Spirit and obedience, a man can do exploits in the Kingdom through God’s hand performing all things beyond the comprehension of a world full of doubt, intellectualism, vanities and uncertainties: “When the Holy Spirit takes up residence within you, He does so with the thought of aiding you in developing a holy character and so, man will not be judged by the colour of his skin or ability to inspire but by the content of his character. Just as physical growth is a function of time, intellectual growth is a function of learning and spiritual growth is a function of obedience, we grow in character through our obedience to God. God does not necessarily reward, good, smart or intelligent people but He rewards the obedient. The anointing that comes through obedience makes you one with a difference and has God’s hand performing all things through you.  

Enlightened through the Words of faith, the congregants were further inspired through the uplifting testimonies that followed.

A PASTOR’S PROPHETIC ESCAPE FROM THE SNARES OF A SPIRIT WIFE

9.jpg    Despite the fact that he came from a family of evangelists, Bishop Nkosi, a South African, could not repel the spirit of lust that held his life hostage. His marriage of 19 years suffered from the onslaught of the itinerant spirit that animated itself into a spirit wife. On many occasions, the spirit wife would speak to him audibly. Before he became a pastor, he was a surveyor and was involved in land matters. Whenever he travelled on official assignment, he would lodge in a hotel and ask his driver to get him women of easy virtue. He could not control his evil urge for women.

When he embraced Christ as a pastor and was given a church to head, he found it difficult staying away from extra-marital affairs. At this point, his wife was no longer attractive to him; everything about her looked strange and ugly to him. He only derived pleasure sleeping around with strange women who, in actual reality, were not as beautiful as his wife. The spirit wife was deep in her plot to destroy his marriage. Whenever he wanted to prepare his sermons using his ipad, pornographic images would pop up trying to distract his attention. His woes were compounded when members of his ministry, especially the females, addressed him casually without according him the respect befitting of a bishop and servant of God.

The magnitude of the grip the spirit wife had on him was colossally terrible. She would visit him in his dreams and have sexual relations with him. He enjoyed it while it lasted but would sometimes be overtaken by regret and remorse. It was a scenario that was beyond his comprehension and control. His wife was left to suffer the loneliness he created in their marriage due to his unholy escapades with women. Even when she wanted intimacy with him, he would give flimsy excuses, at times blaming her of a foul smell. It was also difficult to understand why a bishop who had become a millionaire at age eighteen could not boast of an enduring wealth. It was obvious that the spirit wife was on a destructive mission in his life.

After fasting and praying in an attempt to expel the spirit wife from his life, the ubiquitous marauder appeared to him, much to his consternation. It was at this juncture that his wife prevailed on him to follow her down to The SCOAN where the power of God is doing exploits. Even though she had introduced him to Emmanuel TV as far back as 2010, his denominational sentiments created a firewall that prevented him from enjoying the spiritual benefits of watching the channel. When he finally arrived at The SCOAN in company of his wife in May, 2016, he came face to face with the undiluted power of God.

Prophesying to the congregants, the man of God spotted his challenge. “There is a brother there; you are a pastor. You have a spiritual wife. This has been disturbing your ministry and wife. Come out…,” said the man of God. Bishop Nkosi wasted no time in rushing out, accompanied by his wife, as he confirmed the prophecy of the man of God. “Man of God, I’m the pastor you prophesied about who had a spiritual wife disturbing the ministry…She comes in my dreams; she comes and sometimes sleeps in between me and my wife,” he cried out.

Bishop Nkosi received his deliverance in the power of the Holy Spirit and was let loose from the evil grip of the spirit wife which contaminated his life with lust, anger and other irresponsible attitudes. Recounting the terrible times her husband’s attitudes put her through, Mrs Nkosi thanked God for the new life she is experiencing today after his deliverance. In the same vein, Bishop Nkosi gave God all the glory for his deliverance. He no longer sees his wife’s ‘four-corner head and big tummy’. He now sees a beautiful and attractive wife. He urged people to be wary of social media as it could be a gateway for spiritual corruption. He also advised other men to hold on to God alone whenever they are facing challenges.

NASAL HAEMORRHAGE MEETS THE ANOINTING; DRIES UP!

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It was a rude awakening for Mr Shittu Kareem, a native of Osun State, Nigeria. He was asleep at about 1:30 am when suddenly he felt some strange sensations inside his nostrils. As he made for the mirror, he discovered blood was gushing out from his nose. Panicky and confused, he woke his wife from sleep. As his wife saw the blood and the rate at which it was gushing out, she went into intense prayer while she retrieved a Morning Sticker from their fridge and placed it on his forehead. As the pandemonium ensued, Mrs Kareem also ministered the Morning Water all over her husband, insisting that he must not die, in Jesus’ name. On his own part, Mr Kareem woke his children up and asked them to video him in order that they may have a proper record of how he died. In spite of his human reasoning, his wife’s prayers and efforts soon yielded the desired result. Retrieving another Morning Sticker from his phone, his wife placed it inside a glass of water and asked him to drink. By this time Mr Kareem had swallowed so much blood. But as he drank the glass of water, God came on to the scene. At exactly 3:00 am, as Mrs Kareem had requested in her prayers, her husband’s nose stopped bleeding; the bloody downpour from his nose dried up as it came in contact with the marvellous power of God.

Elated, confounded and victoriously flabbergasted, Mr Kareem, a Muslim by faith reckoned that the miracle was too much to be swept under the carpet. As a Muslim, he was motivated to testify to the goodness of God because he had never witnessed such a practical display and confirmation of God’s omnipotence. He, in company of his wife and in-law, advised people to have absolute faith in God.

EVERY HIDDEN STONE SHALL BE EXPOSED BY THE SPIRIT OF GOD

In 2006, Mrs Rachel Oka Owan Enoh, a native of Cross River, Nigeria, had a dream in which someone hit her head with a talisman. Since then, she had being suffering from excruciating pains as a result of a swelling around her neck. All efforts to find a solution failed, even as she was taken to many so-called prophets and herbalists who only collected her money and left her to her fate. As she grappled with the painful condition, a friend introduced her to Emmanuel TV. Seeing the multitude of testimonies and miracles on the anointed channel, she decided to come to The SCOAN, believing that her healing was already sealed in Jesus’ name.1.jpg

At The SCOAN, she received the Morning Water and the anointed literatures that accompanied it. Reading the testimonies attached to the literatures, Mrs Enoh returned home and continued to minister the Morning Water. The first sign of her healing was the strange emission of puss from her mouth after the swelling around her neck had burst – showing that the Morning Water had destroyed something fatal inside her throat. To her utmost shock, a strange stone was ejected from the burst swelling around her neck. Since then, all the pains and discomfort disappeared.

There was radiant grace and God’s glory all around the Senator’s wife as she advised viewers all over the world to stay strong and steadfast whenever they are facing trials and temptations. She assured them of God’s protection in the long run.

HEAVY BLEEDING RECOGNISES THE FIRE OF THE HOLY GHOST

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Since 2008, Mrs Godwin experienced heavy bleeding. All the doctors she had consulted tried to proffer their own solutions but nothing worked. After several medical examinations, the doctors became more confused as they could not really point to a particular condition. Mrs Godwin had to face the reality of living the rest of her life with sanitary pads to control the excessive flow of blood from her system. Sometimes, she would use double pads or her wrappers in order to be safe from public embarrassment. She had been looking up to God for help for quite a long time and help eventually came at The SCOAN. Prior to her visit to the Arena of Liberty, she had encountered Prophet T.B. Joshua in her dream. According to her, the man of God appeared to her in the dream and healed her of the infirmity. That dream experience was one of the factors that encouraged her to visit The SCOAN.

During penultimate Sunday service, the man of God prophesied to her: “There is a sister there – you are bleeding. Not that it has stopped – sometimes, when you use some tablets. It subsides but this is bleeding.” Dressed in all-white attire, Mrs Godwin came out from the congregation and knelt before the altar where she received her deliverance by mere tapping of her head by the man of God.

Returning to testify with her husband, Mrs Godwin lamented the tough times she faced as a result of that problem. She advised people to believe in God and have faith in Him.

SPIRIT HUSBAND DEFEATED AT THE ARENA OF LIBERTY

When Concepcion was eighteen years-old, she went swimming with her friends in her native Equatorial Guinea. As she plunged into the bowels of the river, she sighted a shiny object that attracted her attention. As the object glittered away under the currents of the waters, stubborn Concepcion swam towards it and picked it up. As soon as she had the treasure in her possession, she came out of the river only to discover it was a gold ring. She fell in instant love with the treasure and fixed it to one of her fingers. She had no premonition that the golden treasure would eventually open up a horrible chapter in the story of her life.6.jpg  Out of the blue, after she got married, a spirit husband started appearing to her and tormenting her life. He would appear to her in half-human-half-man form, asking her to surrender her two children to him in exchange for the material treasures of the world which he promised to give her. Rejecting his offer and asking him to request for another thing other than the lives of her children, the spirit husband got angry and continued tormenting her life. Problem upon problem hit her. She started fighting her legitimately married husband and ended up absconding to Cameroon just to avoid the problems in her marriage.

As is always the case, she narrated her experiences to a friend who took her to a man who attempted to seek traditional solution for her problem after asking her for a huge sum of money. But on their way to the remote village, they had an accident which almost rendered her limbless. When they eventually met the traditional seer, he only took her into the bush, killed a fowl and told her that her problems were over. Another woman she was introduced to demanded food ingredients like rice, cow meat and palm oil in order to cure her. After the entire abracadabra and having been told to take fetish food items to a junction where they would be eaten by a goat, her problems remained. Mrs Concepcion had no other choice than to return to her country.

Back home, she became violent and always wanted to shed blood. She got involved in many violent fights and injured people. She would usually calm down after she had inflicted injury on someone. She became so notorious that even the police knew her; in fact, they were tired of her misdemeanours. Even when they threatened her with prison sentences, she dared them.

However, Mrs Concepcion was arrested by the Spirit of God during a SCOAN Sunday service. The man of God, prophesying to the congregation fished her out through the power of the Holy Spirit and set her loose from the spirit husband that had made a mess of her life. For Concepcion, life after her deliverance has been peaceful. She is no longer under the influence of the marine world. Neither does she fight at the slightest provocation. She is full of calmness – such that can only be found where the Spirit of God operates. She advised people to seek God for their deliverance.

COLLAPSING MARRIAGE RESCUED AND RESTORED  

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Mr and Mrs Ogong had been married for twenty-six years but had only spent twelve years together as husband and wife. Those twelve years were even characterised by disagreements and rancour. The Ugandan couple had had the opportunity of living in the United Kingdom where they raised four children and were also fortunate to have good jobs. Mr Ogong would later secure another job back home in Uganda as a Director with a government agency. He had to relocate to Uganda, leaving his wife and children in the United Kingdom. Though he visited them once in a while, it was however very clear that things had fallen apart as the intimacy between him and his wife went sour. Whenever he stopped over to see them en route other foreign climes, he would prefer to frolic around with friends rather than spend quality time with members of his family.

Mr Ogong’s attitude was a reaction to some marital issues. According to him, his wife was becoming too intolerant by the day. She would nag at the slightest provocation and would harbour malice for days and even weeks. She was a hard nut to crack for her husband. And because she was not living with him back home in Uganda, he had enough opportunity to chase after other women. He had seven different girlfriends and fathered a child out of wedlock. He continued to enjoy his abominable escapades until he encountered Christ and fell in love with Emmanuel TV. Because Emmanuel TV was not on terrestrial TV then in Uganda, he watched the channel on YouTube and got inspired by the messages of Prophet T.B. Joshua, especially the one that centred on “offence”. As he continued to draw closer to Emmanuel TV and listening to the teachings of the man of God, it began to dawn on him that his marital challenges were not ordinary. So, he decided to visit The SCOAN with his wife.

During penultimate Sunday service, he was seated in the auditorium in company of his wife when the man of God located their problem through the influence of the Holy Spirit: “Where is your wife? I hope you are back now?” “Yes we are back now”, answered Mrs Ogong. The man of God continued: “Because there was a crisis that actually separated you people. That crisis alone has destroyed the house…because now, you people coming together, there’s no affection.” After the couple confirmed every bit of the prophecy, they received their deliverance instantly in the name of Jesus.

Mr and Mrs Ogong exuded great happiness as they testified to the restoration of their marriage. Apologising to each other for every hurt caused, the couple thanked God for the peace that has now found its way into their lives. They advised couples and people all over the world to hold on to God and never to run away from Him.

NEW YORK MEDICAL SPECIALIST CURED OF CANCER THROUGH PROPHECY

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Mr Jeffry Osei, a Radiologic Technologist specializing in MRI is a Ghanaian living in New York. One day while playing with his son, Joshua, he discovered a painful lump in his breast. Upon getting to the doctors, it was found that he was suffering from stage two breast cancer.  As a medical professional himself, having worked with cancer patients, he knew the horrible implications. He was faced with the daunting prospect of chemotherapy.

He underwent both chemotherapy and radiation and was instructed to take medication for the next five years after which time, he thought he would be free. But after the harsh treatment, he discovered the nightmare was not yet over.

One day, on getting to work, he felt a pain. He had tests done and it was discovered that the cancer which had affected organs of his body such as his liver had returned.

His brother called him from overseas and told him to watch T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. He said he had difficulty watching because each time he would touch the monitor of Emmanuel TV, his body would begin to shake and he would feel sicker. When his brother would ask him if he had watched Emmanuel TV, he would lie and say, “Yes” but his brother would later catch him out when he realised he could not relate what had happened in the service. His brother decided they would both visit The SCOAN but in his own mind, Mr Jeffry believed he would die.

He related, “If somebody tells you that you have cancer, that’s the end of it for you. Any time I slept, I thought, ‘This is going to be the last day’.” He was always sleepless due to worries about his family and condition.

Upon coming to The SCOAN, he received a prophecy from the man of God Prophet T.B.  Joshua who hit the nail on the head. The man of God mentioned the growth of breast cancer which had spread over his entire body and stated that the doctors had told him it had reached its highest level.

The prophet prayed for Mr Osei and at Mr Osei’s amazement, the man of God touched him at the exact point where he was experiencing the most pain.

As his bones were brittle, he was always conscious of falling so that he would not break any bones but after the prayer of Prophet T.B. Joshua, he fell to the ground under the anointing that broke the chains of sickness in his life and was declared free.

That night, he slept for the first time like a baby, adding that he woke up late for breakfast.

He said now he feels so great – both inside and out! “I just want to thank Jesus and encourage you all that Jesus is alive. The pain in my chest is gone whereas it was formally difficult to take a deep breath.

His advice: “Clean your heart before going to Jesus. When you pray with a clean heart, you score 50% already. When you pray with a clean heart, your troubles are done. Man of God, I don’t know how to thank you but I’ll be back to testify again. Seek Jesus – Jesus is the answer.”

JESUS IS INDEED THE ANSWER!
EMMANUEL!  

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The illimitable power of God spread like a conflagration of glory in the midst of congregants as the choir ignited the passion to sing and dance with overwhelming intensity. The praise and worship songs, embellished with scriptural allusions, sank deep into the children of God, enriching the soils of their minds with spiritual nutrients derived from the Word. On Sunday, May 8, 2016, the Spirit of God, in all its power, directed affairs during the church service which witnessed a massive demonstration of divine presence through, healing, prophecy, testimony and teaching.

Prophet T.B. Joshua

Prophet T.B. Joshua

It is impossible to live this life without offence. It is impossible for you to live among people without offence. Offence can come in any way, whether you are wrong or right. This is the wall between you and your salvation, the wall between you and God. A good Christian should refuse to be offended in order not to offend God,” said the man of God as began his message titled REFUSE TO BE OFFENDED. For him, offence is very lethal to the Christian as it creates a barrier between him and God. By virtue of being a Christian, one should not think that offence would not come. In fact, offence would always come to the true Christian to test his or her faith in God. Hence, we must not allow it block our closeness to God by dwelling on past hurts and ill-feelings caused by others. It is only when we are able to overcome offence that we become true Christians that our Father in Heaven would be proud of.

Furthermore, Prophet T.B. Joshua explained in candid terms what happens to the Christian who allows offence to pull him down – “When we feel offended, we do not know that we are trapped. You do not know that you are trapped because offence is an instrument used by satan to blind us on the reality. When you are offended, you see yourself concentrate and focus on the wrong done to you, forgetting the condition you are in.”

Concluding, the man of God reminded Christians of the gains in endurance, even in the face of the worst offences and troubles of the world: “We that maintain a relationship with God are enabled to endure. There is a grace. If you genuinely confess Him and you follow Him, there is a package for you. No one follows Jesus without enablement.”

Evangelist Yinka had earlier, spoken on a message tilted DON’T LIMIT JESUS. According to her, Christians have the propensity to ask for blessings at every opportunity they have to communicate with God, not minding whether or not it is God’s will for them to be blessed at that point in time. Some, out of desperation, ask for things that are smaller and less precious than God’s plan for them, thereby limiting God: “We do not know how much we need God, if we do we would not come to His presence and begin to ask for healing, blessing, and deliverance rather we would ask for redemption. With redemption is all you need. To be redeemed is to be saved. That is why the book of Matthew 6:33 says, ‘Seek first the Kingdom, and all shall be added unto you.’

Evangelist Yinka

 The high point of her message dealt with the very human nature that makes God tarry awhile before granting our requests for glory and blessings. God knows the content of every heart and cannot be deceived. He will only bless us and crown us with glory when He knows that we will not misuse them or get swollen-headed or even derail completely from our humble pasts to pursue the fancies that trigger pride and arrogance: “God knows that when we get to the top, our spiritual life can gradually deteriorate; so He takes His time in granting our request for certain reasons known to Him alone. When we pray, we expect God to supernaturally crown us with all His glory and the success that would make us the centre of our own world, but God knows that success has many dangers of its own.”

 TESTIMONIES

INSPIRED TO LEAD THROUGH PROPHETIC COUNSEL

The Nigerian Youth Parliament, inaugurated in 2008 by the late President Umaru Musa Yar’Adua was about to transit to its third session when it was hit by a cloud of uncertainties. There were insinuations that the body would be scrapped. Its elected leader was not happy about the state of affairs of the body and worked hard to ensure that the body was not scrapped. While on a working visit to Delta State, Rt. Hon. Ayodele John Obe, had come across Emmanuel TV in his hotel room. Coincidentally, Prophet T.B. Joshua was admonishing African leaders to include the youth in decision-making and political affairs. The young man who was already looking for a way to help retain and sustain the Nigerian Youth Parliament, listened to the man of God with rapt attention.

CARRY YOUR YOUTH ALONG…Hardly do you see any government, especially in Africa, allowing youths between the ages of 50 downwards to occupy leadership positions. If you see youths occupy such positions, they must have inherited them from their parents,” said the man of God as he prophesied via Emmanuel TV. After praying along with the man of God via Emmanuel TV, Hon. Obe believed his patriotic aspirations would soon come to fruition. And in consonance with his passionate desire to serve his fatherland, the Nigerian Youth Parliament was officially inaugurated in 2015 while he was also officially inaugurated as the Speaker. Rt. Hon. Obe thanked God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to restore an important segment of the Nigerian society. He reckoned that the impact of the body on national development cannot be overemphasized.

According to him, many former members of the parliament are now key office holders in their various states. Testifying in company of two of his aides, the honourable Speaker advised godly youths to stand up and join in leadership so that through their voices, positive change can come to their country and continent.

40 YEARS OF BEDWETTING GONE FOR GOOD

Unable to cope with the disgrace and shame that usually accompanied her bedwetting episodes, young Nantume Janet Kabanda was withdrawn from boarding school and was enrolled into a day school. The uncountable times when she had to change her bed sheets and dry the soiled ones in the sun had its psychological effects on her young mind. Even while in day school, she had to battle with her dwindling academic performance coupled with the bedwetting problem. When she eventually started high school, she lost her father and decided to live with a family member. She managed to share her problem with her aunty who made efforts to get herbal help for her but all was to no avail. All the tricks young Janet deployed to beat the monster failed to work.

Even when she got the opportunity to travel to the United States, the problem persisted. Her doctor over there could not proffer any solution. After her marriage, she deceived her husband to believe that she is from a royal home and was forbidden to share the same bed with him. Having had two children, the marriage crashed. The Ugandan living in the United States laboured under that yoke for forty-three years. Sometimes, she used an alarm and placed a plastic sheet on her bed in order to contain the liquid embarrassment. Her social life was next to nothing as a result of the problem; she could not pass the night outside her home lest she disgraced herself.

In 2015 however, she visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water and Stickers. As soon as she started ministering the Morning Water, in less than a month, her problem of four decades stopped. Thanking God for her deliverance, she advised parents to pay attention to their kids’ behaviour, especially their sleeping patterns.

GOD OPENED THE BOOK OF HIS REMEMBRANCE

Mr Omasan Mabiaku had received the Morning Water from a friend several years back and miracles followed, to the glory of God. He had made the ministration of the Morning Water a daily habit and was one day saved from the deadly wrath of assassins who opened fire on him from different angles while he was driving his car. Having survived that attack, he returned to The SCAON and testified. Since then, his admiration for Jesus Christ tripled. He would do nothing without first ministering the Morning Water and calling on God to help him. However, he was not financially buoyant and would later struggle to build a bungalow for ten years.

He had a child out of wedlock and was forced to abscond when it dawned on him that he would not be able to take care of the child and her mother. Albeit, after 15 years of being separated from his daughter, he was reunited with her after he had ministered the Morning Water, asking God to locate her. Though the mother of the child had married another man who raised the child, a DNA test proved that Mr Mbiaku was the real father of the child. After reuniting with his daughter, he continued to minister the Morning Water, asking God to bless him. God answered his prayers and blessed him with a duplex within one year.

Attending the 2015 New Year cross-over service, Mr Mabiaku made a prayer request, asking God to give him a political appointment. During the service that night, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, had asked congregants to present their prayer requests before the altar. Mr Mabiaku who had requested a political appointment was eventually named a Special Assistant to the Executive Governor of Delta State on Security Matters in January, 2016. Testifying in company of his wife and daughter, Hon. Omasan Mabiaku was full of praise to God who blessed him. He recalled his escape from the assassins’ bullets, his reunion with his daughter after fifteen years, his duplex and fleet of cars and confessed that the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua has done great things for him. He advised people to run to God.

MARITAL BLISS RESTORED THROUGH PROPHECY

Mr and Mrs Chineke were living happily with their son until their marriage ran into murky waters and was almost destroyed by petty gossip. Because he had spent many years in Greece, there were insinuations among his close family quarters that he was not the biological father of his son. Being human, he became confused and started harbouring doubts about the paternity of his son. He started asking his wife funny questions that rubbished her fidelity to him. The matter lingered as a cold war. Disturbed, Mr Chineke came to The SCOAN to seek the mind of God through Prophet T.B. Joshua.

Seated in the auditorium and praying to God to locate him, he was moved to tears as the man of God, pointing towards his direction, said “There is a brother with the red suit… Brother, you have issues with a child. They say the child is not your child. They say the pregnancy is not your own…” The man of God later met with the couple and told them God’s mind concerning the wrong insinuations making the rounds then. Mr Chineke was happy, having been confirmed as the biological father of his son.

Returning to testify, Mr Chineke told the congregation how his family almost led him astray with the fake perception that his son belonged to another man and made him doubt his wife’s fidelity. He openly apologised to his wife even as he said his family members have also done the same thing and have asked the innocent woman for forgiveness. Blaming his initial actions on pressure, he observed that he was the first man in his wife’s life. He thanked God for restoring the joy and peace in his marriage and advised the whole world to turn to God only whenever they are in fear, doubt or anxiety.

25 YEARS OF MENTAL ILLNESS HEALED

Mrs Georgiana Saffa, a Sierra-Leonean resident in the UK, suffered from severe mental breakdown for twenty five years. She was working as a Campaign Manager with the Labour Party. Initially, she was having recurrent migraines but was later diagnosed with mental breakdown, hypertension, stomach ulcer and kidney disorder. She eventually lost her job after CCTV footage showed her irrational and aggressive behaviour at work. Due to her mental problem, she became a sex toy in the hands of men. She was deserted even by her kinsmen whom she had helped to come to London, all the way from Sierra-Leone. Matters got to a head when she mothered seven children from six different men after several abortions. The social services at a time took away all her children saying she could not take care of them. She became suicidal and had to be monitored by the social services.

She had been to different countries in search of solution but only ended up being milked dry by so-called spiritualists who would ask her to bring cows and sundry items for her healing. When she realised that they were only deceiving her and wasting her money, she yielded to the pressures of a Ugandan friend who had been telling her about seeking solution in the church where Jesus would help her. She was introduced to The SCOAN branch in Ghana where she received the Morning Water. As soon as she received the Morning Water, she ministered it, and for the first time in a long while, she slept very well. Since then, she stopped taking her medications and instead got more bottles of the Morning Water and continued to minister it with the understanding of her doctors.

By the time she would make up her mind to visit The SCOAN headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria, all her health challenges had gone for good. She is totally free and cannot hide the overwhelming joy in her heart. Testifying in a rather emotional way how she weathered the storm of mental illness and its concomitant effects on her social life, she gave all the glory to God through Christ Jesus who by virtue of His amazing grace, saved her – a wretch, who once was lost but now is found. “My health is perfect. I am a brand new woman in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,” she told Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide.

SAVED FROM THE BRINK OF DIVORCE THROUGH PROPHETIC MESSAGE

Mr and Mrs Suleman Rwenza from Tanzania came to testify of the mercy and favour of God, saving their marriage from divorce and their lives from ruin. A prominent man in his country working for the UN, Mr Suleman Rwenza had battled with lack of affection for his wife. This all started when he dreamt and saw a very beautiful woman. This spiritual woman consumed his thoughts to the point where even in his office; he wished he could sleep so he could meet with the beautiful in his dream. The situation led him to move outside his marriage and look for affection from other women. He had made up his mind to divorce his wife before coming to The SCOAN but God had another idea.

In a prophetic message last week, their case was located as Prophet T.B. Joshua mentioned the lack of affection in the marriage and also the negative impression he had about his mother. Deliverance followed the prophecy and both he and his wife were separated perpetually from their spiritual spouses that had tried to destroy the God-given union.

One week later, they stood before the congregation and viewers all over the world to confirm the prophecy and testify to the renewed affection between them. Speaking about his mother, Mr Rwenza confirmed that he had held a negative mind-set about his mother due to her apparent lack of appreciation for his support but that he appreciates and values her for bringing him up alone.

Talking about his marriage, he said, “The changes are massive. I really love my wife now. We talk and relate all the time.”

The deliverance was confirmed by a dream where the spiritual wife came to him in the dream and was crying that she had been sacked from the house. He replied that he had no keys.
Advising people who are in the same situation of being tempted to go outside wedlock, he said,

“When I was doing this, I was not in my senses; there was a force pushing me; you need to seek for deliverance. It is not that as a Christian you will not face any challenge but pray that your faith will not fail.”

His wife was overjoyed at the reconciliation between them and after her deliverance also had a dream confirming her freedom. She dreamt that she was about to travel and the strange spiritual husband blocked her on the journey but she saw Prophet T.B. Joshua who told her not to worry about the strange man and she was able to continue her journey. Encouraging women to persevere, she said, “In every challenge, God has something to say – never give up!

EMMANUEL!

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The choir, having animated the atmosphere with faith-inspiring songs amid great dancing by the congregation, The SCOAN Sunday service of May 1, 2016 witnessed the outpouring of God’s Spirit in many ways. The testimonies, prophecies and mass prayer were all Spirit-filled. Each, in its own special way, posed a great threat to the kingdom of darkness and led to the destruction of strongholds in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

In his message captioned BELIEVING FIRST AND SEEING, the man of God advised Christians to solidify their relationship with God by believing in Him first without necessarily seeing any proof of His promises. He lamented the state of the world in which so many people build their faith more on the things they see rather than on those things they should believe in their hearts: “The thing that keeps us from despairing is not what we see but what we believe. This is why we have so many rich men today with wealth, just talk about it but yet, they are despairing. They are not happy, they are worried. With the material wealth, properties and money we can see with them, yet, no joy.” According to Prophet T.B. Joshua, in spite of our belief in God, we are not free from the troubles of this world. However, the only difference between us and unbelievers is that while their troubles may consume them, ours, as Christians, would only strengthen us and prepare us for future glory: “As a Christian, believer, born again, friend of Jesus, favourite of the Kingdom of God, lover, that you will enter the Kingdom is very sure, that does not mean you are ‘out of touch’… Sickness will test you. Hardship will test you but they cannot destroy you. Affliction of all kinds may test you, they can only test you. Tribulations may test you but they cannot destroy you.PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA

Concluding, the man of God left this food for thought to all Christians all over the world: “The only thing that will give you peace of heart is to consider your neighbour while looking for your way out. You neighbour can be someone who does not share the same faith with you, your enemy, friend. You who are a Christian today can be a criminal tomorrow. That is why you have to consider others. Your greatest enemy today who wants to kill you, may be your Saviour tomorrow.”

Earlier, Evangelist Olamide had nourished the minds of congregants with uplifting counsels based on the Word in her message titled THE SEED OF YOUR HEART. She admonished Christians to guard their utterances because the words that proceed from their mouths are capable of building up or pulling down.

EVANGELIST OLAMIDE

Put differently, our words, as products of our thoughts are capable of making or marring our lives and those of others around us: “Your words have the capacity to make and unmake. With your words, you constantly paint a public picture of your inner self… it is the character of a good man that he has good treasure in his heart and from there he brings forth good things…”

TESTIMONIES

END OF THE ROAD FOR THE SPIRIT OF MAN

Mr Patrick was ten years old when he was defiled by a man on his way back from school. The man had enticed him with sweets and had cajoled the lad into the abominable act. Since that day, young Patrick developed the urge for men and lost total affection for women; his life was possessed by the spirit of man. He would rather see himself in dreams as a beautiful woman and sometimes as a queen who had feelings for men. Not all men though but men of substance.

The spirit of man took a destructive toll on the young Tanzanian who eventually dropped out of school and even changed location in order to whet and satiate his obscure appetite. For 15 years, he laboured helplessly with the yoke while his life was tossed around like a ship on an unruly sea. He would make up his face with cosmetics like a woman and bleach his skin – all under the influence of the spirit of man which engineered his descent into transvestism so that people of same sex may take an interest in him and vice- versa. He slept with influential men, including the high and mighty in government as his odyssey across different regions gathered momentum.

 

His ungodly lifestyle however soon caught the attention of a lady he had met. Mary was not comfortable with his same sex fancies and persuaded him to change for good. She urged him to retrace his steps which were already so much astray from God’s plan for his life. She also introduced him to Emmanuel TV, encouraging him to seek God’s intervention even as she gave him the Morning Water and the Faith Bracelet. Immediately he started committing his time to watching Emmanuel TV, ministering the Morning Water and meditating with the Faith Bracelet, his indecent sexual habits started disappearing gradually. Inspired by the little changes he had witnessed in his life, he decided to visit The SCOAN.

Attending a Sunday service, he was spotted by Prophet T.B. Joshua during Prophecy. The man of God said, “A brother there, you have this spirit upon you. Can I help you? I see you sitting down; you are sitting down. Can I help you? You have that spirit of man.” As soon as Mr Patrick rushed out from the congregation to confirm the prophecy, a strange force seized him by the throat; he was no longer able to say anything until the man of God, through the power of the Holy Spirit ordered the evil spirit out of his life. Having commanded the evil spirit out, Mr Patrick fell to the ground and was declared free through Christ Jesus by the man of God.

MR. PATRICK {DELIVERED FROM THE SPIRIT OF MAN} (1)

During his testimony, he told the congregation how he felt so agitated and uncomfortable when the man of God was ministering prayer. According to him, even when his case was being mentioned, he initially refused to come and instead beckoned on another man as he tried to hide from the power of God. The matter was finally settled when the man of God pointed to him directly. By that time, the foul spirit, sensing public disgrace, became jittery and tried to dodge the deliverance by trying in vain to strangulate him. Thanking God for his deliverance, Mr Patrick said his life has changed dramatically after the encounter with Prophet T.B. Joshua. Even his dreams have improved; no nightmares. All feminine attitudes have ceased to exist. He had the following advice to people all over the world: “It is possible to be delivered; we should look unto God for a new life.”

 

DELIVERED FROM THE DESTRUCTIVE CLUTCHES OF INTERNET DATING

Miss Samahar Daniel was addicted to internet dating and ended up marrying a man she had never met physically. Her passion for dating unknown men remained inexplicably strange. She derived some pleasure from it which only she could tell. She was barely fifteen years when that unholy wedlock was consummated. Other unpalatable issues later reared their ugly heads in her life. She developed an insatiable appetite for alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana. She would smoke impulsively, become extremely aggressive and talk to people impolitely. Her parents were at the receiving end of all her misdemeanour. She would quarrel with them and turn down all their entreaties to her to embrace God. Whenever men of God were invited to the house to pray for her, she would just walk away to smoke her cigarettes and would leave them to ponder over their failed evangelical mission. As far as she was concerned, there was no God and she had no intentions of changing her opinion on that.

SAMAHAR DANIEL (2)

In her delusory world, life was too sweet to give up on drinking and smoking. She would begin the day on a smoky note to the extent that she could steal lighters for her cigarettes from people. In spite of all her addictions and the transitory pleasures she derived from them, happiness was missing. She knew deep down in her heart that something was not complete about her life. There was a longing which could not be suppressed. That longing was the ultimate solution to her challenges. She needed God in her life. There were moments when she would be sober and cry out to God to change her life, if He truly existed. Her disillusionment with God would soon come to an end after an encounter with Prophet T.B. Joshua.

Even when she arrived at The SCOAN, she still had the urge to smoke and even had a mild clash with ushers who prevented her from leaving the auditorium while service was on. The man of God, under the influence of the Holy Spirit, gave her the shock of her life. Mere mention of her case jolted her to the marrows. Yes, she had issues but had never discussed them with anyone. For the man of God to prophesy about her case, then God must be in existence and is truly present at The SCOAN. “You married through the internet… that is your first attempt. Somebody you are not seeing physically; just like you are on the internet. You chatted and you decided to marry the person”, said the man of God as he laid hands on her. Coming in contact with the raw power of God, the young woman fell to the ground and was declared free in Jesus’ name.

Giving thanks to God for her deliverance, the Ethiopian resident in France said God really changed her life through the prophecy of Prophet T.B. Joshua. According to her, she had given up on God but eventually found Him at The SCOAN. Now she is closer to God than ever. She reads her bible regularly and has renounced her past life. She advised people all over the world to come to Jesus Christ.

 

THE POWER OF GOD FLOORS A LEGION OF DISEASES

MR. ROMAN ARIRI

For Mr Roman Ariri, it was a multiple onslaught against his health as he was diagnosed with high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, swollen feet and prostate cancer. All these ailments made life very difficult for him as he sought spiritual as well as medical help, all to no avail. The Nigerian resident in the United States had to come down to Nigeria in search of help. But as he enquired about The SCOAN, he was discouraged by a woman whom he described as an elder in a particular church. Bowing to pressure, he visited a popular Nigerian ministry and after receiving prayers there, nothing changed.

On his own volition, he proceeded to The SCOAN where he received the Morning Water. After ministering the Morning Water, the first thing he discovered was that his breathing improved as the asthma disappeared gradually. After a while, a sore that had grown around his scrotum also disappeared. His initial medical reports showed that he had a prostate antigen level of 76.71 and a normal level antigen should be between 0-4. However, after ministering the Morning Water, to the amazement of the medical doctors who had been treating him, his prostate antigen level miraculously went down from 76.71 to 0.91. Within weeks, all other ailments that had ganged up against his well-being also disappeared completely.

Testifying before the congregation, Mr Ariri marvelled at the power of God which demolished the mountains of incurable ailments that had threatened his life. He reckoned that the Morning Water is a potent gift from God to His people for their deliverance. He advised people all over the world not to listen to doubters who would always discourage them from coming to The SCOAN.

 

JESUS HEALS EVERY ADDICTION AND DEPRESSION

Ms Samantha Wilson was hooked on cigarettes to the extent that she would lock herself in a room and smoke for up to three hours. For sure, the Nigerian banker had some emotional scores to settle with herself; she was depressed. Her work life was also affected as she failed to give her best. She was always aggressive and would only be pacified whenever she lit a cigarette. Not even the love she had for her children could stop her from ingesting nicotine into her system. For twenty years, the problem lingered.

As she laboured under the yoke of the unhealthy habit, her sister got concerned and encouraged her to watch Emmanuel TV. As she embraced the anointed channel, she got inspired to let go all her emotional and bottled-up grievances by the sermons of the man of God, urging Christians to stop taking offence and free their minds from hurt. As she gradually imbibed those Christ-like principles, her faith grew stronger.

SAMANTHA WILSON

One day, she encountered the man of God in her dream. In that dream, she was delivered from the problem of smoking and even went ahead to vomit some substances out of her system. After that dream, her life changed. Her desire for cigarettes disappeared. She also lost that indecorous spirit of aggression. Coming down to The SCOAN and receiving the Morning Water, she became a better person as the days went by. As she continued to minister the Morning Water, all those problems and habits that held her down vanished completely. As she returned to testify to her remarkable deliverance from smoking, depression and the spirit of aggressiveness, she was full of joy for rediscovering herself on the path of God’s love. According to her, the new-found peace in her life is symbolic of the fact that there is nothing God cannot do. “Smoking is not an easy thing to stop; only Jesus Christ can save you,” she advised.

 

ACADEMIC BREAKTHROUGH AGAINST ALL ODDS

Miss Cudjoe Martha, a Ghanaian studying medicine in China, was doing well academically until she got to her fourth year when things became very tough. Somehow, she could not come to terms with most of the things she had learnt; she would read and assimilate and yet would not remember when it mattered most. For the whole of her fourth and fifth years, it was a huge struggle. According to her, she battled with the spirits of pride and lust. Because of these challenges, she decided to do her sixth year in Ghana, thinking that being close to her family would help her. Unfortunately, it didn’t.

DR. CUDJOE MARTHA

After completing her sixth year in Ghana, albeit with serious prayers, she returned to China to write her final exams. Having graduated, she was advised to return to Ghana for her board exams so that she could be licensed as a qualified medical doctor capable of practising medicine. Knowing that she was struggling with the spirits of pride and lust, she felt reluctant to enrol for the board exams. Caught up in a dilemma of choice, she was introduced to Emmanuel TV and the Morning Water and was greatly moved by Prophet T.B. Joshua’s teachings on humility. She also learnt how to invite the Holy Spirit into her life through a prayer the man of God taught her.

Sensing some changes in her life, she got the form for the board exams and applied after ministering the Morning Water on it, asking God to take control and help her. A day before the exams, she ministered the Morning Water and prayed along with the man of God on Emmanuel TV. On the day of the exams, she ministered the Morning Water and repeated her prayers for God’s favour. After the exams, the results were released in April, 2016. To the glory of God, out of the 151 candidates who sat for the exams, she is among the few who passed. Today, she is a qualified medical doctor with the license to practice. She advised people to focus on God.

 

DIVINE PROMOTION, PROTECTION AND HEALING  

MR. MBHALATI SIMON

Before I knew Emmanuel T V, my life was sour in all areas. This led me to divorce my wife before I knew Prophet T.B. Joshua,” said Mbhalati Simon, a South African police officer who came to The SCOAN to testify to the wonderful things God has done for him. According to him, life was not encouraging in many ramifications. As a police officer, he was in the junior cadre and was not satisfied with his take-home pay which could hardly take him home. He was always full of aggression as a sign of his frustrations. A visit to one of his brother in-laws would become the beginning of his breakthrough. There, in his in-law’s house, he was introduced to Emmanuel TV and was flabbergasted with the miracles he saw on the channel. That encounter propelled him to visit The SCOAN in 2013.

At The SCOAN, he was able to meet with the man of God who prayed for him, gave him the Morning Water and told him to go back to his country and come back with a testimony. When he finally returned to South Africa, the uninspiring aspects of his life began to give way to a new dawn of God’s grace and glory. Mr Simon made the Morning Water a daily companion and also installed the Emmanuel TV cable. He never missed ministering it before the day’s job and would rather forget other things instead of the Morning Water and Good Morning Stickers. His faith was rewarded eventually by God. One day, his superiors approached him and informed him of his elevation to the position of a Commander in charge of a cluster, consisting of six police stations. Though he declined this offer because, he felt he was taking over another superior officer’s place, his bosses did not let go of him.

Months later, he was posted to command another cluster, consisting of nine police stations. This cluster consisted of Special Forces called Technical Response Team which handles high risk situations where normal policing fails. As commander of this special cluster, he was highly influential and respected and enjoyed so many privileges. In fact, he had the final-say on matters. In the midst of his breakthrough, he was saved from an accident as he drove in a convoy of police vehicles. Even though his car somersaulted three times, he came out without a single bruise and even joined in rescue efforts. According to him, the prayer CD of Prophet T.B. Joshua which he was listening to ensured that he sustained no injury in that accident.

Mr Simon also testified to the healing he got through Water Therapy. He had injured his knee during a particular training exercise and was battling with the pain for quite some time. The injured knee made it difficult for him to carry out certain operations. Doctors only tried but could not really proffer a solution. After applying the Water Therapy principles in line with the advice of Prophet T.B. Joshua, he discovered that his damaged knee had healed miraculously. Thanking God for his multiple blessings, Mr Simon advised people all over the world not to allow anyone discourage them about coming to The SCOAN or believing in the fact that God is present here.

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Sunday, April 24, 2016 was another great day at The SCOAN. The power of God radiated the entire atmosphere as congregants expressed their appreciation through testimonies, songs of praise and worship and dance moderated by the choir. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua delivered many through prayer and prophecy and encouraged them to continue serving God in their new-found freedom in Christ Jesus.

 

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PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA

The man of God, in a message titled, ‘FAITH RELATES TO THE INVISIBLE’, frowned on the universal propensity of human beings to repose their faith in man and other things that were created by God. He admonished the world to seek God’s face by believing in Him and putting all their trust in Him, stating that faith relates to the invisible. “The challenge we have today is that if we have faith in anything today it is in man. That is man’s experience. Our faith is always based on the experience of man – what man has done – science, works, organisation and the Bible says we must never make the tragic mistake of believing in an experience.” However, in spite of the failings and ineffectual outcome of man’s departure from God’s will through making the wrong choices, the man of God proffers a solution and urges Christians to imbibe it in order to salvage their already fragmented relationship with Him: “There is no logical explanation for every act of God. All we need is the knowledge of the Word of truth concerning the act. The Spirit makes us to know that believing is possessing. The instant you believe, you have.”

 

Concluding, he urged Christians to remember the promise of God to His children even in the midst of tribulation, stressing that He rewards those who believe in Him: “God rewards those who serve Him when things seem hopeless. That proves our sonship. The Bible says, in this world there will be tribulation but in the midst of that tribulation, I will save you.”

MR MULUILA JEAN PIERRE (1) MR. MULUILA JEAN PIERREMR MULUILA JEAN PIERRE (2)

During the message, T.B. Joshua noticed some in the congregation who were exceptionally uncomfortable due to their health conditions. Mr Muluila from South Africa sat with a full body brace and restrictive neck collar, having suffered from multiple back injuries in an accident. The man of God called him forward, prayed for him and declared him free from his affliction. Joyous, Mr Muluila and wife praised Jesus for the instant relief.

 

MRS. CHRISTY OKOYE (3)MRS. CHRISTY OKOYE (2)MRS. CHRISTY OKOYE (1)Mrs Christy Okoye was sitting awkwardly in the church with a neck collar and knee braces due to scoliosis and arthritis. Inviting her forward, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her and she received instant healing to the glory of God.

 

MRS. MIKHARI NKHENSANI (2) MRS. MIKHARI NKHENSANI (3)MRS. MIKHARI NKHENSANI (1)Another lady, Mrs Nkhensani from South Africa was suffering from lumbar spondylosis using a lumbar corset.Seeing her in pain, the man of God prayed for her and she received her freedom.

 

EVANGELIST. RIKHARDEarlier Evangelist Rikhard, in his message titled, FULL TIME, NOT PART TIME, had encouraged congregants to cheer up and put their faith in God, irrespective of their situations: “Whether you are coming from a bed of roses or thorns, God is aware. It is all part of a greater plan of God for your life in order to rearrange you for your future…He knows where you are coming from; He knows where you are right now and where you are going”.

 

TESTIMONIES

RAW ACID DAMAGE UNDONE!

Little Joshua Nosike gave his parents a serious reason to be worried. He had downed raw acid which affected the tissues connecting his oesophagus to his stomach. The implication for the three year-old, was that he could no longer feed normally. From a local clinic to a teaching hospital, the only solution they could muster was to connect a tube through his nostrils to his stomach to enable him to take in liquids as he could no longer swallow. It was indeed not the best of times for his parents who ran helter-skelter to ensure that their son got the medical attention he needed. Unable to solve the complicated issue, doctors made a further referral to India for surgery but his parents chose to look to God for a miracle.

Having watched a series of great miracles through Emmanuel TV, Mr and Mrs Nosike decided that the best option would be to visit The SCOAN. When they arrived at The SCOAN, they joined the Prayer Line where the man of God was breaking yokes and healing infirmities in the name of Jesus. As the man of God moved about commanding chains to be broken, Mr Nosike screamed at the top of his voice. “Man of God, please help me! Help my son, man of God – he drank acid!” Ministering the Morning Water on the boy, on the exact spot where the damage was done, the man of God declared him free, directing that he should be given solid food immediately. After eating without difficulty to the elation of congregants, Joshua was taken to the doctors in order for the tube to be removed as advised by the man of God.

 

MASTER JOSHUA NOSIKETestifying in company of Joshua (who is now eleven years-old) and his parents, Dr Emmanuel Kolo who headed the team of doctors that had handled the case, recounted how miraculous the boy’s recovery was after he had received the Morning Water ministration from the man of God. According to Dr Kolo, every empirical fact showed that the boy was healed after visiting The SCOAN. To further cement the surgeon’s faith was the fact that his own son’s skin rashes were healed after they placed his hand on the screen of Emmanuel TV while Prophet T.B. Joshua was praying for the viewers. In spite of the scepticism of the doctors and their reluctance to remove the tube as directed by the man of God, they eventually realised that the boy could eat even crunchy snacks without difficulty. At that juncture, they had to succumb to the reality of God’s miracle albeit against medical advice. Eight years on, Joshua is a picture of sound health.

 

For Dr Kolo, that episode endeared him to The SCOAN and Emmanuel TV. He is an Emmanuel TV partner and has shared a lot of testimonies in the Arena of Liberty. As an associate Professor, he is optimistic that he would soon share the testimony of his full professorial chair here in The SCOAN. He left the following advice for people – “Jesus remains the same yesterday, today and forever. Doctors treat but God heals.”

 

A PROSTITUTE AT 13

MISS EMMANUELLA AMANAblurredMiss Emmanuella Amana found herself in an unfortunate corner of life. After losing her father when she was just two years old, her mother’s new marriage to a retired soldier turned the tide of life against her expectations. He would maltreat her at will. He was already married to another woman with whom he had four children before he met Emmanuella’s mother. The way he treated her was very unpalatable even to his own children who took note of the cruelty and decided to take her down to their base in Lagos. She had thought that her coming to Lagos would usher in the dawn of a glorious era, especially in her education but the fate that befell her in Lagos was even worse than her previous experience. Her step-sisters sold her into prostitution.

 

At age thirteen, she was already been rented out to men by her ‘madam’ who owned a beer parlour. She would sleep with up to three men in a day while her appetite for alcohol became a growing calamity. By age fourteen, she became pregnant and was advised to go for an abortion. Out of fear that she was too young for such, she opted to keep the pregnancy and was kicked out of the house by her sisters. Left with no other choice, she later moved in with the father of her unborn baby. After she delivered her first child, her alcoholic fancies went into a higher gear, encouraged by her baby’s father. She would go to nightclubs in company of her step-sisters and get herself saturated in the unholy beverage only to end up disgracing herself in public.

When she could no longer bear the battering occasioned by her wayward behaviour in the hands of the father of her child, she absconded with her baby and kept the child in the custody of her mother in Adamawa. She returned to Lagos to reignite her horrible lifestyle with careless abandon. She became a slave to her sexual and alcoholic passions and ran into a soldier who after seeing her abort five pregnancies for him, insisted that she kept the sixth one. Though the soldier was already married, he found a way to work his transfer away from Lagos to Kogi State where they lived together. After she gave birth to her second child, her drinking malady took a tempestuous dimension. This time, she consumed an average of two cartons of beer daily.

 

The disgrace she brought to her partner was untold. Everyone in the neighbourhood knew her as a drunkard. In order to have some peace, her second ‘husband’ opted out of the traumatic union. She left the soldier and took her second child along to her mother. When the drinking problem became too heavy a burden on her life, she made moves to get spiritual help from some churches but none was forthcoming. It was at this point that one of her step-sisters introduced her to some idol worshippers in Kebbi State.

 

The nature of that idolatry was crocodile worship. The ancient crocodile spirit is said to have existed for over five hundred years. After visiting their shrine, almost naked and presenting her sacrifice of a chicken to the spirits, she witnessed an almost hypnotic event in which dozens of huge crocodiles appeared everywhere, moving in and out of the river surrounding the secret shrine. She wanted money and so entered into a covenant after which she promised to offer a goat when her prayers came to fruition. After her visit to the shrine, her dreams became nightmarish. She would see all sorts of reptiles and dragons.

 

Having realised that the shrine was far from being a help, she returned to her drinking ways. The more she drank, the more she disgraced herself to the extent that her step-sisters called her names and threatened to stop taking her out. But unknown to her, the mighty hand of God was about to pull her out of the highway of damnation. She had just settled down in a club drinking when she heard a voice urging her to run to The SCOAN. Even though she tried to suppress the voice, it became louder. That was the genesis of her deliverance.

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Seated in the auditorium, Emmanuella was fished out through prophecy by Prophet T.B. Joshua who led Mass Prayer under the influence of the Holy Spirit. As soon as the spirit in her saw the man of God, it cried out – “I am her husband… We are three… Dragon… Crocodile.” After her deliverance through the power of the Holy Spirit, Miss Emmanuella Amana told congregants that her life had transformed dramatically. According to her, those unholy urges have been taken over by a steady hunger for God’s Word. She even evangelises to people now. She thanked God for her deliverance and advised the world to run to God because life without Him is meaningless. Now free from her past life of prostitution and drunkenness, she was financially assisted by T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV partners to establish a business and a new life in Christ Jesus.

 

I WISH I’D NEVER REMOVED MY WEDDING RING

MR GODWIN & WIFE [RECONCILIATION]Just because he was experiencing a downturn in business, Mr Godwin Ebhowhimhen turned his back on his wife and three children. His encounter with a so-called man of God influenced his rash decision. They had visited a particular church where the presiding pastor called the couple out and said the wife was responsible for the man’s predicament. Though, Mr Ebhowhimhen was initially confused, he later took the whole thing to heart and started avoiding his very own family. Sometimes, he would leave home for months without caring about them, their upkeep, school fees and rent.

 

The more he experienced business reverses, the bigger his anger towards his wife became, to the extent that he stopped putting on his wedding ring. After considering several options, he decided he would sell off one of his properties in Abuja in order to abscond abroad with the proceeds. He attempted to manipulate God by coming to The SCOAN to perfect his intentions. He knew that the Morning Water was a great medium for miracles. So, he had hoped to use the medium to get a very good buyer for his property.

 

It was at the point of being linked with a buyer through phone call that the voice of God came through Prophet T.B. Joshua. “If I may call a brother there, the brother that decided to abandon his wife and children and left home. You left everything for them and ran for your dear life because a ‘prophet’ or a ‘pastor’ told you that your wife was whatever you call her… Come out. You abandoned your wife and you are here today”, said the man of God. Coming out from the congregation, Mr Ebhowhimhen confirmed the prophecy but blamed his business woes and the pastor for his behaviour.

 

Back to his normal senses, Mr Ebhowhimhen reconciled with his wife and came down with her to The SCOAN for testimony. Introducing her to the congregants as “my lovely wife”, he recounted how God used Prophet T.B. Joshua to reconcile him with his wife whom he had wrongly accused of being the architect of his downfall. He openly begged for forgiveness from his “honey” who could not conceal her tears of joy. The couple advised people all over the world to always seek God’s opinion on matters and not to jump into conclusions on their own.

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T.B. Joshua and the The Emmanuel TV Partners help the family whose business had been destroyed get back on their feet with a gift of 100,000 naira.

 

A MODERN DAY IDOL WORSHIPPER

MR GODWIN & WIFE [CHARM MAN]Mr Godwin Job worshipped a group of deities. His family background was suffused in fetish activities. His father was a member of the Ogboni fraternity, a secret cult that is thought to be very ruthless in its affairs, especially with perceived enemies. After his father’s demise, he inherited the worship of different deities associated with the fetish world. He was a custodian and priest of the Ifa oracle and worshipped Orunmila, the supreme deity of the dark universe.

 

In his worship of those deities, other demonic gods and goddesses also formed part of the process. To this effect, Mr Job also had in his possession other demon-deities such as Esu Laalu, Aiyeiala and Olokun. All those demon-deities were used to wreak havoc on perceived enemies and provided a communication platform between their worshippers and the demonic world.

 

Mr Job’s decision to embrace such fetish practice was borne out of certain challenges he had within his family. His wife was barren while he had some mental issues that were affecting him. He was deceived into believing that worshipping those deities would put an end to their family problems. But several years after being initiated into the fetish world, their situation had instead degenerated even after they had parted with so much money. It eventually dawned on them that those people who introduced them into idolatry were only milking them dry. They needed a way out of the demonic entanglement they had found themselves in.

 

A visit to The SCOAN by Mr Job became the greatest decision he ever took. He was spotted through prophecy by Prophet T.B. Joshua during a Sunday service. “A gentleman there, you have pot in your room. This pot has cowries – these white cowries. They have begun to change colour ”, said the man of God as Mr            Job rushed out from the congregation to affirm what God had revealed about him through His Prophet.

 

Returning to The SCOAN to testify, Mr Job and his wife renounced their attachment to the deities and pledged to follow Christ. Displaying the fetish materials before the congregants, they urged the man of God to pray for them and separate their souls from any ties they had with the fetish world. They admonished Christians to keep faith in the almighty God rather than run after witch doctors and their strange gods that have no good thing to offer. According to them, it is mere deception to worship fake gods.

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To support Mr & Mrs Job’s new life in Christ, they were presented with a cash gift of 100,000 Naira from T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV Partners.

 

IF GOD COULD DO IT FOR YINKA, HE CAN DO IT FOR ME

MISS ODEHIOMEIY BECKY OBIYANIn her early times at the University of Benin, Edo State, Nigeria, Miss Becky Obiyan was not a particularly serious student. She was only interested in passing her exams and nothing more. She would rather exhibit much passion in other inconsequential fancies like attending parties and having the fun of her life. A visit to The SCOAN soon changed the direction of her thinking. Having been inspired by the story of Yinka (an outstanding youth of The SCOAN) who excelled with a First Class Honours from the University of Lagos and is currently tidying up her doctoral degree in the United Kingdom, Becky rededicated her life to illustrious pursuits in her academics. She became more focused and asked God to help her attain the excellent heights Yinka has attained.

 

Her devotion to studies became very serious. Her prayer life also improved. She studied as if all depended on her and prayed as if all depended on God. She would regularly minister the Morning Water in and out of the class. When her final results were released, Becky graduated with First Class Honours in Science Laboratory Technology (Microbiology Techniques) from the University of Benin, Nigeria. Now a lecturer in the same university, she came to The SCOAN to testify to the goodness of God in her life. She told congregants how the exemplary academic strides of Yinka had influenced her success. She also appreciated the impact of the words of encouragement she had received from Emmanuel TV. Radiating an air of God’s grace and the joy of greater blessings to come, Becky, in company of her mother, advised youths with the following words – “Believe in God, stay focused, read as if it all depends on you and pray as if it all depends on God and excellence will come to you”.

 

SQUANDERING GRADUATE BECOMES HEAD LIBRARIAN

After he graduated from university in 2011, Mr Bavo Tengio got a job with an NGO but used his earnings for illicit pleasures. He drank alcohol and smoked cigarettes. His squandermania soon came to an end as his working relationship with the NGO was threatened by non-payment of his remuneration. It got to an extent that he became bankrupt and could no longer pay his bills. A pastor introduced him to Emmanuel TV from where he got the motivation to visit The SCOAN.

 

Visiting The SCOAN in 2014, he received prayers from the man of God and also got the Morning Water which he ministered with expectant faith. Sooner than later, an employment opportunity came up and he applied. After a while, a friend saw his name in the newspapers as one of those shortlisted for an interview and informed him. On the day of the interview and against the odds of ill health, he ministered the Morning Water and prayed fervently for God’s grace. As he was being interviewed, he felt a strange sense of calmness and confidence and answered all the questions thrown at him with ease. During The SCOAN Live Cross-over service of 2014, he had keyed into the prayers of the man of God that jobs would be waiting for him.

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About three weeks after the interview, his name appeared in the newspapers again. He had been selected from the long list of candidates who sat for the interview. Checking his mail, an employment letter had already been sent to him. As he resumed at his work station (The College of African Wildlife Management, Tanzania) as a Librarian, he was received by a woman who ushered him into a big office. But the Tanzanian was sceptical thinking that the office was too big for him going by his qualification. But after conferring with the authorities, it was confirmed to him that he would work as the Head Librarian. He was shocked because it is rare to find someone being promoted on the very first day he resumed work. But with God, nothing is impossible.

 

Testifying before The SCOAN congregation, Mr Tengio said God had been good to him. He has received a lot of motivational packages from his employers including a trip to Belgium for training among other incentives. He has also been confirmed as a permanent staff with a pensionable status. His life has changed dramatically. He has stopped drinking and smoking and no longer mingles with bad company. Thanking God for his breakthrough, he advised people all over the world, especially youths, to believe in God and never give up.

 

BRETHREN, NO MATTER THE CHALLENGE WE FACE TODAY AS CHRISTIANS, GOD IS AWARE AND ALLOWS IT FOR A PURPOSE THAT WILL GLORIFY HIS NAME IN FUTURE. MAY HIS GRACE AND MERCY CONTINUE TO ABIDE WITH US FULL TIME, AND NOT PART TIME, IN JESUS’ NAME.

 

EMMANUEL!

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The SCOAN Sunday service of April 17, 2016 witnessed God’s Spirit in action from different angles. While the choir reeled out inspirational tunes, congregants poured out their heart-felt prayers to the Throne of Grace even as many of them received prophecies and deliverance as the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua led the Mass Prayer. Speaking on the unfailing nature of God and the importance of His Word to sustain us each day, he said, “You can never be consistent in your doings, in good times, bad times and worst times without God’s help.”

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Evangelist Angela’s Message – HOME IS A HEART GOD DWELLS called on Christians to profess their Christianity from the heart. She urged them to imbibe the love of God that flows directly from within and not the hypocritical and deceptive type that has pervaded the world. She said, “Christianity lies in the heart. A man, Christian in profession yet not such in heart, deceives his own soul. This is the job satan wants you to do – deception. He wants you to forget God and focus on yourself. He wants you to forget all God has given you and focus on what you do not have. He wants you to forget where you are going and get lost in his distractions. Judas walked with the Roadmap but could not follow His directions. His heart could not find home.”

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Evangelist Angela

 

Admonishing Christians to be wary of the fact that we live in an unbelieving world with so many unbelieving and doubting Thomases, she concluded by urging everyone to draw closer to God through their heart, stressing that it is only when we are connected to God in Spirit that we can overcome the antics of satan and his crowd of unbelievers who prowl around the world looking for hearts to contaminate: “When we break free from that unbelieving crowd in our heart, we too will begin to share in the promise of Joseph. Our enemies may separate us from friends, relatives and country on the outside but they cannot separate us from the presence of the Lord. They may rob us of liberty and confine us in a prison cell but they cannot shut us out of the throne of mercy and communion with God.”

TESTIMONIES

CHOSEN OUT OF A MULTITUDE BY HIS GRACE

Dr Caroline Akachuku and her late husband while carrying out research in Harvard, during the 1988/89 academic session, had discovered a lot of forest food species courses that were not taught in Nigerian universities. Inspired by the passionate desire to contribute to the rise in food production, the couple returned to Nigeria in 1994 and championed the introduction of some new courses on forest food resources into the Nigerian university curriculum. Being novel and relevant, the courses were embraced by all faculties of Agriculture in Nigerian universities and all universities of Agriculture in the country through the National Universities Commission.

Through their efforts, many Nigerian graduates now engage in forest food production, especially Apiculture (Bee Keeping and Honey Production) which has become a major catalyst to other industries. Today, students from other African countries come to Nigeria to study these courses. She has continued to commit her energies towards initiatives that would help bolster an increase in food production in her country.

Sometime last year, Dr Akachuku saw an advertisement by an Israeli body inviting applications for a course on Better Bee Production and Pollination. Moved by her love for the course area, she applied. Before sending in her application, she ministered the Morning Water on it and asked God to make her one of those that would be chosen. True to her prayer, she was among the 20 applicants selected out of a total of 300 applications from all over the world. Having successfully attended the course and now back to Nigeria, Dr Akachuku came back to The SCOAN to testify to God’s goodness in her life as her selection from the very long list of applicants was made possible through the ministration of the Morning Water. She thanked God immensely for His grace and urged people all over the world to embrace God as He can use any medium to express Himself to us.

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Dr Caroline Akachuku

 

EMPLOYMENT LIFELINE FOR NIGERIAN GRADUATES BY THE SCOAN

The unemployment index amongst the youth has remained alarming and calls for concerted efforts from both government and the organized private sector all over the world. How disheartening it has been for many parents to see their children graduate from school only to idle themselves away due to unemployment. But the Job Creation Scheme of The SCOAN is not resting on its oars in ensuring that Nigerians, irrespective of tribe and denomination, get gainfully employed in order to chart purposeful causes for their lives.

After three years of securing employment through the Job Creation Scheme of The SCOAN, 22 Nigerian graduates from different denominations came back to testify to God’s grace in their lives. All smiling and exuding great peace of mind, they took turns to explain the joy that God has brought into their lives through the scheme. They recalled with visible relief how difficult life was, in spite of their qualifications and grades, until the mighty hand of God located them through the Job Creation Scheme of The SCOAN. When they first visited The SCOAN, most of them were frustrated and were already considering other ignominious options but today, the goodness of God in their lives cannot be hidden.

Today, their histories have changed as the jobs provided for them by The SCOAN Youth Empowerment Programme served as a stepping stone for greater heights. They are now fully employed by the federal government of Nigeria.

Mr. Innocent Onwuegbuziem, a native of Delta state, Nigeria and a software/web developer came to The SCOAN jobless. A catholic by faith, he believed God would put an end to his unemployment at The SCOAN and it happened as he believed. He is now a lecturer at the Federal Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti. His software and web development skills have endeared him to the school authorities who see him as a great asset. He developed the school’s ‘e-learning’ portal amongst other numerous contributions and has had opportunities to travel abroad for courses at the expense of the school.   Mr. Onwuegbuziem expressed so much gratitude to God for the radical transformation that his life has witnessed as he displayed the picture of his beautiful family to the congregants. “We were lifted from zeros to heroes”, he concluded.

Timothy Adeleke Ogundaini who was once unable to pay his bills is now gainfully employed. The pangs of hunger and penury have been dispersed by God’s intervention through the Job Creation Scheme of The SCOAN. There is enough food on the table now and he is even the owner of landed properties. Thanking God for the great change in his life, he advised the youths never to give up on life when things seem discouraging.

For Ebiloma Ojonugwa Martha, it was smiling galore as she shared her testimony. According to her, her case is memorable because it was the first day she stepped into the Arena of Liberty that the Youth Empowerment Programme was announced. To her joy, she was among those who were employed in Abuja through The SCOAN programme.  As a result, she has been able to fund her Post-Graduate Diploma in Education. Aside from taking care of her personal needs, she extends her love to the needy through acts of charity. She told the congregants, “God is real. Keep trusting in Him. He will do it for you as He did it for me.”

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Beneficiaries Of The Job Creation Scheme Of The SCOAN

 

RESCUED FROM KIDNAPPERS’ DEN

Mr Stephen Anigbo had taken his family out for shopping when he encountered kidnappers who ordered him to enter their car at gun point. Meanwhile, his wife and five children were inside his own car. They proceeded to open the door of his car, with his family still inside. Not knowing what to do, he began to shout, “Jesus!” The gunman and kidnappers tried to take his wife and children but only managed to snatch one of his sons. They said that if Mr Anigbo didn’t cooperate with them, they would hurt the child. They demanded a ransom of 20 million naira from him. Not able to pay, the kidnappers took the child.

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Mr Stephen Anigbo And Son

Confused and emotionally traumatised, Mr Anigbo read The Mirror, written by Prophet T.B. Joshua and ministered the Morning Water devotedly. He got great inspiration from reading The Mirror and had faith that God would step into the matter. As policemen swung into action to rescue his son, well wishers thronged his house to encourage the family. The police, who had earlier asked for prayers for a successful rescue operation, eventually came with cheering news. They had rescued his son and arrested the kidnappers. Mr Anigbo and his entire family sang songs of praise to the Most High as they were reunited with their son. Testifying with so much elation, the father of five advised people all over the world to believe and trust in God in every situation.

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T.B.JOSHUAThe SCOAN Live Sunday Service of April 10, 2016 witnessed great exhortation of the Word aside from The SCOAN Choir’s choral counsel. Every song was tailored to suit a Scriptural purpose and remind congregants of their duties as Christians towards the world in which they live. The message of Evangelist Evelyn Joshua focused on THE IRONY OF FATE and reflected the essence of God in a man’s life. It also captured the intrigues involved in the Christian race which has never been a stroll in the park for anyone – not even for our Lord Jesus who had to die for our sake.

In the world today, mankind has endless wishes and desires to suit the philosophy of what a successful life means to them. Many desire to be leaders – the spokesmen in that gathering, the pastors in this congregation, the chairmen of that forum, the Managing Director of that company – endless wishes. But it is not mere wishful thinking that brings about a contented life; it is a rightful focus. So, on what are you focusing? When you focus on God in your decision making, you are prepared for tomorrow.”

MUMMYEvangelist Evelyn contended that it is only when our lives are focused on God that we are assured of a brighter tomorrow. But a brighter tomorrow is not without its own tests and trials that we must strive to overcome. We must endure, persevere and remain steadfast like great people of the Bible whose dependence on God paved the way for their eventual greatness: “If you carefully observe the lives of great men and women of faith, you will discover that their lives were centred on one thing – the Saviour first in mind. In all their steps, in every move they made, they were driven by Christ’s Spirit of hope, faith, patience, endurance, perseverance and forbearance for a better future. They had the right attitude to life by combining hard work with a quiet confidence in God, their source, for the future they desired not the one they feared”.

Evangelist Evelyn left the congregation to ponder over and derive inspiration from the following nugget: “The best are those who are destined for Heaven, those who internalise God and believe that the service of God is a thing of the mind. They are willing servants who do what the Lord puts in their mind to do. They mirror Christ; they are not swayed or moved by public attitude or opinion concerning what they believe. They are unique among the crowd”.

TESTIMONIES

DELIVERED FROM THE SNAKE PIT
Mrs Idowu Gambo Dennis did not get the best of parental upbringing – her parents separated when she was barely a year old. Her mother remarried but her father did not, in the spirit of love for his five children, of which she was the last. Her father’s sister ended up raising them while her father supported them financially. Young Idowu did not see her mother again until she was fourteen. They planned for Idowu to attend school in Kaduna with her mother, however the plan fell through and she ended up spending just one school term there.

MRS IDOWU GAMBO DENNIS [DELIVERED FROM THE SPIRIT OF SNAKE]Her progress as a growing child was very unstable as she moved from place to place because of a faulty home front. At age 18, she met a man who wanted to marry her – a married man with four wives who did everything possible to entice her. Even her parents who were tormented by poverty tried to convince her to marry the man who was 30 years older than her. Despite the fact that she found it unthinkable to marry a man old enough to be her father, she ended up sleeping with him before finally making an escape from him.

As Idowu was growing older, she never had the slightest inkling that she was possessed until she reached the age of 34. She discovered that her dreams were dominated by snakes and she always felt a crawling sensation in her back. Her inter-personal relationships were also affected by the evil spirits that were working against her. She experienced so much hatred from people who called themselves her friends. Disappointments trailed her wherever she went and people who borrowed money from her refused to pay her back. One day while working in a hospital in the United States, she peeped into a ward only for a patient to shout out that he saw a mighty snake. The patient was considered to be insane but she realised the evil spirit within her was what the man had seen.

Realising that her snaky nightmares and the resultant gloom that always followed her life were not ordinary, she embarked on a long mission for solution. She visited many churches which confirmed she was possessed but could not deliver her. Her quest for deliverance took her to South Africa and Zimbabwe but nothing good came out of those trips. Discovering The SCOAN and Prophet T.B. Joshua via YouTube, she decided to visit Nigeria but was initially discouraged by a pastor. It was after all her efforts failed that she made up her mind to visit The SCOAN.

Seated in the auditorium during The SCOAN Mass Prayer, the demon in her made her run away from the fire that pervaded the atmosphere. But after the service, the Holy Spirit arrested her in a special prayer session in which the demon, bombarded by heavy anointing, spoke out through its host: “She refused to marry me; so, I projected a serpent. I am at her back as a serpent. I don’t care about her family. I just don’t want her to make it. We are cultists. You cannot take her from me. I have been here for a long time, for almost thirty years. They advised her not to come here but she insisted that she must come. I am the head of Ogboni (cult).” The man of God, taking authority in the name of Jesus, commanded the demon out of Mrs Idowu Dennis who immediately fell to the ground.

Returning to the church for her testimony, Mrs Dennis thanked God for her freedom from captivity and urged people to put aside the falsehoods they are told about The SCOAN, stressing that God is here.

SLEEP APNEA LOSES ITS GRIP FOREVER

For ten years, Mr Agyei Boateng suffered from obstructive sleep apnea, a condition that prevented restive, uninterrupted sleep. The problem led him to travel to the UK for medical attention and it was so severe that a surgery was carried out on him. There was no respite for the Ghanaian in spite of the money spent and efforts made trying to seek MR YAW AGYEI BOATENGsolution. His daughter, an ardent watcher of Emmanuel TV, introduced him to the channel. After watching several times, Mr Boateng’s faith was built to an unshakeable level, so much so that he decided to visit The SCOAN.

On getting to The SCOAN, father and daughter were placed in the Prayer Line with the father connected to his oxygen machine. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, on sighting Mr Boateng, handed out a bottle of the Morning Water to the daughter and asked her to minister it to her father. While ministering the Morning Water, the young woman fell to the ground, immediately under the influence of the Holy Spirit. The man of God thereafter instructed Mr Boateng to minister the Morning Water to himself. As he ministered it, his body began shivering under the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Commanding him to remove the oxygen machine, the man of God declared him free and he was free indeed, through Christ Jesus.

Testifying before the congregants, Mr Boateng, in company of his daughter, praised God for healing him and restoring his sleep. He advised people all over the world in the following words: “God does miracles through the Morning Water. Anytime you are praying, pray for the man of God”.

STIFF NECK LOOSENED BY GRACE

MR ALOYSIUS OSIUWU [HEALED FROM STIFF NECK]For Mr Aloysius Osuiwu, it was pain all through as he battled with a stiff neck caused by cervical spondylosis and degenerative disc disease after he was involved in a motor accident. The indigene of Imo, Nigeria experienced serious discomfort, especially at night. Whenever he wanted to sleep, he was forced to keep his head facing up. He could not sit properly without support. He had been to four different hospitals and had spent a fortune but no respite still. He was confined to a neck collar after all medications failed to bring about any improvement. The option of surgery was there but he declined the offer. Recalling a horrible dream his daughter had in which he died in a motor accident, he concluded that his problem might be spiritual and instead opted to visit The SCOAN.

On coming to The SCOAN, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him. According to him, during the prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua, he felt a sensation and heard a sound like a bone being fixed back to its normal position. In an instant, he felt no more pain and stood up celebrating his healing to the glory of God.

Thanking God for his healing amid demonstrations of his total fitness, Mr Osuiwu said he now does all the things he could not do when he had the problem. “We should look for Jesus Christ; He is our solution,” he advised people the world over.

INITIATED THROUGH A DRINK; DELIVERED THROUGH A WORD

“There is a brother under the canopy – you are an armed robber.” Sitting in the overflow congregation at The SCOAN, Chukwuma Emengini sat listening to the message from Prophet T.B. Joshua in shock. Church was the last place he had wanted to be on the weekend – a time he wanted to spend with his gang. Chukwuma’s life, though young, was already marked with violence, crime and witchcraft. It all started with the friends he had chosen. After celebrating a football victory with friends, one of them dropped a charm into a glass of alcohol and asked him to drink it. He hesitated but since it was given to him by a friend, he agreed to drink it. The unthinkable then began. On the very day he took that drink, he had a bad dream in which he found himself breaking into people’s shops and houses, stealing their belongings. Subsequently the urge to steal built its tent in his heart to the extent that he consulted a native doctor who prepared a charm for him to make his body impregnable to bullets and knives. An incision was made on his hand to complete the diabolic fortification and the native doctor tested his charm on the lad to ensure that it was working by firing a shot into the boy’s arm which bounced off and hacking at his head with a sword, which also left no mark. Initially, Chukwuma and his friend who gave him the charmed drink started as pick-pockets and progressed rapidly towards becoming armed robbers. After every successful operation, they would relax in night clubs and squander their loot on alcohol, cigarettes and drugs.

However, as strong Christians, his parents had noticed their son’s strange behaviour and had made up their minds to bring him to the Arena of Liberty lest he die an untimely death. Seated under one of the overflow canopies, the young man received the following prophecy from the man of God: “There is somebody under the canopy out there. The reason I am calling you is because you are a thief. You have that spirit of stealing. You have graduated to a high level of robbery… you need deliverance because this thing keeps tormenting you.” The young man made his way into the auditorium and confirmed the prophecy after which he received deliverance in the mighty name of Jesus. Thanking God for the deliverance of his son, his father, Mr Ikechukwu Emengini advised people, especially parents, to put their hope and trust in God.

PROPHETIC WORD RESTORES CEASED MENSTRUATION AFTER 17 YEARS
MRS HELEN NATHANIEL [HEALED OF CEASED MENSTRUATION]Mrs Helen Nathaniel had the problem of ceased menstruation for 17 years. She went to many specialist hospitals in search of a solution and was diagnosed with hormonal imbalance by various doctors. The doctors could not provide her with a permanent solution and could only prescribe multiple medications for her. She started going around to different churches in search of solution to her problem. She was even frustrated more as she was asked to ‘offer’ a lot of money in exchange for their so called ‘deliverance’ but deliverance never came. After she had spent all her money in the ‘churches’, she decided to pray on her own.

One day, she received a flyer to visit a church and when she went to the church, they encouraged everyone to watch Emmanuel TV. Following their recommendation, she installed Emmanuel TV and began watching it daily and praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua. One night, she had a dream in which Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her. Immediately after the prayer, she saw two dwarf-like beings leaving her body.

This prompted her decision to visit The SCOAN. On the Sunday she arrived, she was perplexed to discover that while she had come all the way from Abuja to enter the church, upon the point of entry, something in her told her not to. The SCOAN ushers, seeing her hesitation, encouraged her to enter the church to receive her deliverance. Finally, she agreed to enter the auditorium and during the Sunday service, Prophet T.B. Joshua came straight to her and gave her a prophetic word. He prophesied that she was suffering from ceased menstruation and then prayed for her in the name of Jesus Christ.

That night in her hotel room, she began to feel strange sensations in her abdomen and in the morning, her deliverance was miraculously confirmed – her long ceased menstruation had started flowing.

Mrs Helen’s advice to everyone was, “Be patient and trust in God. Only God can heal you. Look for a living church and worship there”.

Brethren, as we keep doing the will of our God and focusing on him alone, we are assured of a great tomorrow, irrespective of what the irony of fate brings our way. Because he lives we can face tomorrow!

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