There are no mistakes in God’s plan for His children. What may seem a problem in our eyes may be the required ingredients God uses to catapult us to greatness. Evangelist Elizabeth delved into the incomprehensibility of God’s will to human thinking, stressing that what we think about the delay in our miracles is not necessarily true. In a message tagged TO DELAY IS NOT TO DENY, she summed up the totality of our human conclusions (when things don’t seem to go our way) in the following words: “When sometimes in your effort to achieve something it seems like your speed, your motion is delayed. Sometimes when you pray it seems like you have been denied the answer or the answer is unnecessarily delayed. In this world God has purposely kept us in the dark concerning future events. The situation at hand may look like delay, but it is not. My father in the Lord, Prophet T.B. Joshua nicely sums it up that the slow movement of a tiger is not a mistake but a calculated accuracy. God makes our troubles work for our advancement. He makes our delay work for our advancement. As a Christian when your miracle is delayed you are about to receive the mother of miracles; I mean, a true Christian will know that to delay is not to deny”.
With these thoughtful words written on marble coupled with the ministration of The SCOAN Choir, The SCOAN Sunday service of October 4, 2015 was a stirring occasion that created a platform for thanksgiving, testimony and repentance through Christ our Lord.
RESCUED FROM THE FANGS OF ALCOHOLISM AND WOMANISING
Engineer Stephen Kure worked so hard to make money but ended up wasting it all on booze. He drank himself to tatters and incurred the wrath of his wife who tried all within her means to put a stop to his unwholesome habit. For 36 years, it was all struggles with the yoke of alcoholism. All his earnings went down the drain as he could not point to one important thing he had done with his money. His immoral flair for women was also a thing of concern. After drinking, he would mess around with women, embarrassing his family, especially his wife.
One day, after watching Prophet T.B. Joshua’s demonstration of God’s power on Emmanuel TV, Engineer Kure asked himself some pertinent questions and decided to sneak down to Lagos to visit The SCOAN without the knowledge of his wife. On getting to The SCOAN, he received the Morning Water and returned to his base in Warri, Nigeria. Back home, he would minister the Morning Water, asking Jesus to help him out of his terrible habit. To his utmost surprise, the urge to drink and womanise disappeared within days of his ministering the Morning Water. Even his wife was amazed at the change that took over the life of her husband.
Engineer Stephen Kure And Wife
To God be all the praise and adoration, Engineer Kure is now a man of purpose as his life has taken a positive turn. Today, he is the proud owner of a guest house and has bought cars for himself and his wife. God has indeed restored to him what the caterpillar and locusts had eaten out of his life! Testifying in company of his wife, he advised people with similar challenges to seek God’s help just like he did.
DEGENERATIVE DISEASE DEMOLISHED BY THE ANOINTING
Mr Tossa Francis was almost reduced to a debilitated state by a degenerated vertebrae that rendered him totally inactive for 5 years. He could not walk but depended on his wife and twin brother for mobility. Whenever he wanted to ease himself or take his bath, they would carry him to the toilet and bathroom, respectively. All quests for medical help failed as even the doctors insisted he had to undergo surgery abroad, particularly in France. Feelings of hopelessness and doom were already setting in even as he concluded he was going to die.
On the verge of his despondency, a glimmer of hope came. A friend introduced him to Emmanuel TV. Immediately, he installed the cable and began to watch and marvel at the undiluted display of God’s illimitable power. Convinced that his case would not escape the anointing he had seen on Emmanuel TV, he decided to send his twin brother down to The SCOAN to get him the Morning Water. His twin brother eventually received the Morning Water and returned home to minister it on his brother.
Mr Tossa Francis And Family
The result was almost instantaneous. After ministering the Morning Water on his back and mouth, he felt a sensation and the urge to urinate. When he got to the toilet, he passed out blood mixed with blackish substances. As soon as the urine ended, he heard a voice tell him to rise up and walk. In faith, he obeyed and walked unaided for the first time in a long while. There was jubilation in the family for the healing of Mr Francis. The blood of Jesus present in the Morning Water has wiped away the tears and pain in Mr Francis’ life. Thanking God in company of his wife and twin brother, Mr Francis urged people with similar cases to believe in God and in His servant, Prophet T.B. Joshua.
BLESSED AND PROTECTED FROM EVIL MARAUDERS
Mr Eze Cajetan experienced a lot of challenges that almost spurred him into the decision to seek greener pastures abroad. But his story would later change after an encounter with Emmanuel TV. A man who came to install Cable TV caught his attention when he tuned to Emmanuel TV. Mr Cajetan was impressed and inspired by the miracles he witnessed on the station. His wife was also moved by the miracles she saw. From that moment, Mr Cajetan started attending The SCOAN service and received the Morning Water which he ministered incessantly.
The first transformation he experienced was that his building projects which usually lasted over 1 year lasted only 5 months after he had ministered the Morning Water on the foundation. With the Morning Stickers placed all around his building, thieves who had been stealing his possessions without being caught did not find it business as usual anymore. On one occasion, he caught a thief at his building site lying down with stolen items, unable to escape. It took the confession of the thief and Mr Cajetan’s forgiveness for the intruder to be set free.
Mr Eze Cajetan And Wife
Mr Cajetan also thanked God for saving his family from armed robbers (whom his wife had dreamt about earlier) after they had prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV, ministered the Morning Water and prayed with the Faith Bracelet. The couple advised people all over the world to remember to trust God in times of trouble and run to Him by coming to The SCOAN.
YOKE OF GAMBLING ANNIHILATED
Mrs Laura Westgate from South Africa, suffered from the yoke of gambling which had been a generational curse right from her grandfather. She would spend thousands of rands at the casino, gambling and trying to make more money. She was so engrossed in the habit that she would sneak out of the house at night just to go to the casino to gamble. At a time, she sold her car worth between 10 to 15 thousand rands for a paltry 250 rands just to satiate her gambling appetite.
She tried to stop the habit that ravaged her life for 25 years but could not. She visited many psychologists and even checked into Gambling Anonymous, a rehabilitation group for gambling addicts but all her efforts proved futile. One day, she visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water. After ministering the Morning Water, the urge to gamble ceased almost immediately. Since then, she has not gambled till today. Thanking God for delivering her from the generational yoke, Mrs Westgate also thanked God for protecting the life of her daughter in-law during a car accident in which the car somersaulted three times. Mrs Westgate advised people to see the Morning Water as a medium through which God has instructed His servant to bring healing and breakthrough to the world. Meanwhile, Mr Westgate openly acknowledged the power of God at The SCOAN and repented of his induced misgivings about the ministry and the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, blaming them on the unfounded falsehood propagated by disgruntled persons, including some sections of the clergy.
Mrs Laura Westgate And Husband
A BUNCH OF BLESSINGS MADE IN HEAVEN
Mrs Florence Atam, a staff of the Ministry of Telecommunications in Cameroon was involved in an accident that left her with a broken ankle and dislocated leg bone. She managed to move around with crutches. Doctors recommended an operation but she rejected the idea and preferred to come to The SCOAN where she believed strongly that she would get total healing. Coming all the way from Cameroon with crutches, she arrived at The SCOAN and was placed at the Prayer Line where the man of God laid hands on her. As soon as the man of God touched her, she dropped her crutches and walked on her feet. According to her, something left her body.
Mrs Florence Atam
Mrs Atam also thanked God for giving her a very good eye sight at 69. She testified that her continued ministration of the Morning Water on her eyes made them very sharp and sound. She reads without using glasses. Ministration of the Morning Water also enabled her to get a one year American visa after several previous failed attempts. The same Morning Water helped to restore and redeem the lives of her children abroad. Filled with joy and a thankful heart, Mrs Atam urged Nigerians to cherish the gifts God has given them in the person of Prophet T.B. Joshua and The SCOAN.
ABSOLUTE HEALING GARNISHED WITH DELIVERANCE AND BREAKTHROUGH
Diagnosed with an internal hernia that triggered other discomforting experiences, Mr Rhyan Monteiro from South Africa, searched for lasting medical solution but found none. As he battled with all the discomfort that came with the internal hernia, his case became akin to jumping from frying pan to fire. Doctors discovered he also suffered from an incurable ear disease. With all options exhausted, he reckoned that his problem would be solved only by God and thus decided to visit The SCOAN where the man of God laid hands on him and restored his health to its normal state. According to him, since that encounter with the man of God, everything that troubled his life has disappeared.
Mr Monteiro further testified to the deliverance and glory that overtook his life after that encounter with Prophet T.B. Joshua. He was delivered from the spirit of lust, graduated from school as one of the best students and was blessed financially with a multi-million rand contract. He confessed that prior to visiting The SCOAN, his life was a statement of sorrow punctuated by sickness, hardship and lack. Today, he rejoices in the glory of restoration and redemption. He advised people to keep faith in God as He alone is capable of doing great things that no one else can do for them.
LIFTED ABOVE SIN AND SORROW
Mr Bobby Yawson’s problems started when as a young boy, his mother took him to consult a witch doctor that ended up falling in love with him. After that fetish association, he would always find the witch doctor in his dream, making love with him. His life became contaminated as he found himself behaving completely out of sync with himself. He would do things he never wanted to do and eventually became a habitat for disappointments and all sorts of negative experiences. Matters came to a head when he testified against himself in a court case and landed in prison.
Right inside the prison, he would stay back to watch Emmanuel TV while other inmates go to play football. It was while praying along with the man of God via Emmanuel TV that his redemption came. After stretching his hand to the screen to pray along with the man of God, an order came from the court requesting his immediate release, having realised that he testified against himself ignorantly. After his release, he searched for The SCOAN in Ghana and met a member who encouraged him to visit Nigeria. To do this, he had to sell some of his properties to finance his trip to Nigeria but by his reckoning, it was well worth it.
When he arrived at The SCOAN, he received the Morning Water and returned to his native Ghana, ministering it in prayer. Almost immediately, his life began to change. Businesses started coming in while finances improved. He went on business trips to China and received favour from a kind-hearted stranger who accommodated him without demanding for a dime. Today, he owns a joint venture company dealing in Solar Energy in which he enjoys a higher 60 percent stake. He is also the owner of a fleet of exotic cars and is currently building an estate. He advised people who are experiencing what he went through to wait for God’s time for their own breakthrough.
Mr Bobby Yawson
BROKEN BONE MADE WHOLE AGAIN
A professional footballer, Mr Trabi Jean-Maurice’s career was characterised by setback at the point of breakthrough; whenever he was about to take a step forward in his career, something terrible would happen and threaten his career. While undergoing trials in a big football club that wanted to sign him, he broke his ankle and had to be dressed in POP for days. After the POP was removed, his ankle became swollen and put an end to his dream of playing football at the highest level.
As he battled with the pain and discomfort, a family member introduced him to The SCOAN and advised him to come to Nigeria. He arrived in Nigeria and was accompanied to The SCOAN by his uncle. At The SCOAN, he received the Morning Water which his uncle ministered on his broken ankle. When he woke up in the morning, the broken and swollen ankle was healed completely. He was overtaken by joy as he ran around the house in awe of the miracle. Testifying before The SCOAN congregation, juggling a football, he observed that God is the answer to all troubles.
Mr Trabi Jean-Maurice
WALKING DEAD RETURNED TO LIFE
The entire congregation of The SCOAN rose to their feet as a man dressed in a white native uniform and his sister took the stage. Mr Jude Oraka had suffered from a chronic skin disease for six horrible years. The disease had so warped and twisted the skin that it began to shatter, flake, peel and fall to the floor all over his body. The plague started from his back, crept onto his stomach and chest, moved down his legs then invaded his head, eyes and ears. They visited so many hospitals and herbal homes but the problem became a curse with no solution. People would start running from them, asking if he was a ghost or a human being. Fighting back the tears, his sister said she did not know that Jesus Christ was still alive and could bring her brother back to life until they set foot in the arena of liberty at The SCOAN. July 5th they came to The SCOAN with a problem beyond human understanding but not beyond God’s understanding.
Prior to their visit, the family had gathered to try and find a solution. Nobody had any until Jude’s sister voiced out that there was only one place where this problem could be overcome – The SCOAN of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
All his brothers had given up hope saying that their brother was already a walking corpse. They said he would die on the way to Lagos, but his sister said that they had to take the step of faith. “Because of the terrible condition, you could not touch him or support him because the skin would peel off his body and gum to you” his sister said.
To bring him to Lagos from their village was a long distance. They clothed every part of his body so that no one could see what was wrong and they paid a driver a lot of money to take them from Anambra to Lagos. His skin kept peeling all over the vehicles. Another driver accepted to charge them double to take them to Ikotun, near The SCOAN. There were a lot of hoteliers who usually came to get customers at the major bus stops but when they saw him, he was not the kind of customer they were looking for; they all ran away. They ended up standing by the road in an unfamiliar place for over an hour until a certain woman finally agreed to house them for double payment once again. Arriving during the week, before they went to The SCOAN, they first went to a hospital for treatment before the Sunday service. As they approached the reception, panic ensued and all the patients in that ward ran away. The doctors said they would only treat him outside the hospital. Sometimes, they would even use a broom to scratch the peeling skin off him to try and give him a little relief. Then, the glorious day came when they attended the Prayer Line service at The SCOAN. Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him in the name of Jesus Christ and that was it. Prophesying that the cause of the fearsome affliction was poison he had taken, the man of God commanded the poison out of his life after which pronouncement, Mr Jude instantly began vomiting out slimy looking substances. In no time at all, everything was completely restored.
He said that during his affliction, his body felt hot like a radiator all day long and his skin was always itching and throbbing severely which caused a deadening irritation felt to the core. He needed an assistant to do everything, even to go to the toilet and it was his ‘lovely sister’ who did everything for him and stood by him when others were too afraid to. When people would see him walking, they would start running in terror that they might also be cursed with his affliction.
Mr Jude Oraka And Sister
Since his encounter with the man of God, he began to recover until this day in which he presented himself live in the church to testify to the goodness of God. He feels no pain anymore. When he came to the church for prayer, he could not even bend down but now, he can do everything a normal healthy human being can do. He advised everybody never to give up, no matter how dire their condition was and to trust in the goodness of God.
“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.” HABAKKUK 2:3 KJV
Brethren, God is working out something for your good. To delay is not to deny.