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The 50th Birthday Anniversary celebration of Prophet T.B. Joshua has come and gone but the euphoria still lingers in the atmosphere. In line with his advice that the spirit of the celebration should be made manifest in a life devoted to prayer for the Church of God for a strong bond of love and rededicating ourselves to the acts of giving for the rest of our lives; the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua emerged on the podium looking apparently renewed. The congregation was no less renewed as was evident from the number of people that lined up to share extraordinary testimonies.   T .B .JOSHUA

In his brief message, Prophet T.B. Joshua reiterated his resolve to encourage job creation by entrepreneurs and organizations all over the world. In response to the numerous responses already received from across the globe, he said, we don’t need to ask whether a candidate belonged to this or that church. What matters is that they are human beings. If God give you job and you take God’s job, you must accept God and a sense of judgment will be the result; you will think right and judge right. You will have a desire to know what happens after this life is over. You will think about that if God gives you a job. The job offers will reduce crime and what is happening to the youth all over the world.

South African Gospel Singer Deborah Fraser was guest at The SCOAN Sunday Service where she performed two of her heart-rending hit-track songs to the high-spirited congregation who sang along and danced praising God.

Because of want of space, we are constrained to bring to you only a few of the testimonies of healing, deliverance and breakthroughs resulting from the use of the New Anointing Water, Anointing Sticker and praying with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV.

GOD QUALIFIES THE UNQUALIFIED

 

1 Mariana Parkhotyuk

 

Mrs Mariana Parkhotyuk from the USA, was without a job until she visited The SCOAN during Prophet T.B. Joshua’s 49th birthday. She did not have the requisite qualifications for the job she had her eyes on. She was privileged to meet with the man of God who gave her the Anointing Water. When she returned to the USA she prayed and ministered the Anointing Water on herself and to her credentials and said to God, “God qualifies the unqualified”.  After her prayers, she applied for a job as a Clinical Specialist and was given the job.  The organization also sent her for on-the-job training which resulted in rapid promotion and new placement in her career. She not only has a bigger salary than she had ever received; she also got the chance to further her education through the job she was blessed with. She believes strongly that God used the medium of the Anointing Water to bring about more blessing and favour in her life.

 

 

SCHOLARSHIP GRANTED OUT OF NOWHERE

2 Bryson StillMr Bryson Still from Washington, USA, started a degree course in Education but was unable to get the finances to further his education. He had made several efforts towards raising the necessary funds but was unsuccessful. He was privileged to receive the Anointing Water and anointed himself with prayer believing for a breakthrough in the name of Jesus Christ. Shortly after, he received a call from the President of his college whom he never knew, offering him a scholarship to the tune of US $50,000 which covered his tuition and all other expenses. He now has a hope for a bright academic future to the glory of God.

 

 

HOPELESSNESS TURNED TO HAPPINESS

3 Lesego Mabote

 

Lesego Mabote from Botswana, told her moving story of how in her place of work, she had been painfully waiting for promotion for more than 10 years. In spite of her strong attachment to her job and the zeal to do her best, she was disappointingly demoted whereas her colleagues were being promoted.

 

This unusual trend of administrative injustice caused her depression and she gave up hope of ever being able to move upward in her career.

She resigned herself to working only for money for food and utilities and not expecting a better and brighter career future.

In search of solution to her problem she went to prayer houses but nothing positive came out of her being prayed for.

Coming from a background of idol worshipping family, she was obliged to go back home to find out what the matter was. She was told by spiritualists that if she did not keep up the practices of her forbears she would not expect any success or breakthrough in her career. This revelation blackened her horizon and she believed there was not a single chance of her coming out of her predicament.

As she however watched Emmanuel TV and saw the wonderful testimonies given by people who had similar situation as hers, she decided to come to The SCOAN and was privileged to receive the Anointing Water.

When she got home, she began to minister the Anointing Water every day in the name of Jesus, believing that her help could only come from the Almighty. She also prayed that God should rewrite her history of being bound to family tradition. The Son of God declared her free and she is free indeed.

Not long after, out of the blue, she received a call from her manager that she was due to be promoted to Supervisor of the office.

She is now proud to be occupying the position of a Supervisor in her office. Her depression and despair have been turned into joy.

DRY BONES SHALL RISE AGAIN!

Mrs Navone from Tanzania was not able to walk and was bound to a wheelchair for a long time. She arrived at The SCOAN on a wheelchair. She had to depend on her children to do everything for her and that situation of helplessness affected her psychologically and caused her serious depression. She had to stop going to work and would sit at home all day, desperate for relief.

She went to many hospitals and traditional healers but no solution could be found. As she watched Emmanuel TV and saw many testimonies of people with even greater problems than her own she received renewed hope. The faith that her own miracle was possible made her ask to be brought to The SCOAN even if it meant coming on a stretcher.

When she arrived at The SCOAN, she was seated at the canopy section within the overflow congregation. According to her, she was surprised as she saw her daughter crying for the man of God to help her, that her mother was sick. The man of God sent for her and people came and quickly wheeled her inside the church.4 Navone from Tanzania

The man of God, T.B. Joshua prayed for her, touched her and asked her to rise up, in Jesus’ name. Immediately, she got up and started walking without any pain. She can now carry out all her domestic chores without assistance from anyone!

Her daughter, Mary Mboya, also testified to the extraordinary healing which had taken place in the life of her mother. She explained how the constant care and attention the condition of her mother demanded, had become a burden to her. The journey from Tanzania to The SCOAN was not easy for them as they had to pass through several countries and the transfer from one aircraft or vehicle to another was tiring for both of them. Her mother would cry all night due to the pain in her legs.

Now, after the prayer, she sleeps peacefully. She no longer has to use a wheelchair and walks freely without any pain.

Their advice to the viewers and congregation was simple: Believe that Jesus Christ is the Healer and great Physician in this world.

After the testimony, Mrs Navone danced before the Lord with overflowing thankfulness in her heart. She was warmly embraced and

5 Navone from Tanzania

congratulated by the numerous attendees from all over the world who danced with her inside the church.

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tbjThe Saturday and Sunday services at The SCOAN , February 9-10, 2013, were attended by people with a passion for the presence of God from all over the world. The services were marked by the astounding healings and hard-hitting deliverances in Jesus’ name, sounding a strong spiritual wake up call to an unbelieving generation wallowing in the gloom of their circumstances and adding to the continual joy of those being saved. The Sunday programme anchored on prophecies to individuals as revealed by Prophet T.B. Joshua and the laying on of hands by the Wise Men, punctuated by glorious testimonies given by diverse people to attest to the touch of God in their lives.

During the Sunday service, Prophet T.B. Joshua addressed issues peculiar to different countries and people the world over, with many lessons of life to be gleaned from the experiences of individuals concerned and for the sharpening of the like precious faith. He had, in last weeks’ service, asked the congregants to bring to church small flags of their countries for special prayers. They had obeyed and his prayer centred specifically on the socio-political and economic travails in many countries of the world in contemporary times.

Prophet Joshua said that he carried, “the flags of all nations in my heart.” He said Emmanuel TV would rebroadcast the prayer so that people could connect to it and join him to pray for their own land and people. The flags are a symbol and for contact to the nations worldwide and that the congregation should return their flags to their personal altars hereafter for continued supplication.

The man of God mentioned some of the well known ills of society such as injustice, robbery, occultism, corruption, exploitation, child kidnapping and murder, shedding innocent blood, tribal conflicts and political misrule and mismanagement to clearly illustrate the reasons why there was need for prayer for the nations.

Using Jeremiah 1:10 as a proof text, he said representatives of each country had a duty to look up to God for solutions to their particular travails. He asked the believers and viewers all over the world a soul-searching question, “Everybody wants prosperity but how many are ready to do the work of prosperity?” adding that people needed to be honest and sincere in all they do in order to achieve God’s kind of success. His prayers for the nations took the form of a kind of confession. He asked the worshippers worldwide to take the points raised, one by one which were applicable to their nation and seek the Lord Jesus in broken-heartedness. “We are here today to confess all the sins and wrongs of the lands of our ancestors, leaders and the people. We plead for forgiveness and mercy in the name of Jesus.” The prophet prayed that the Lord should save the nations from destruction and judgement. He also prayed, “Lord Jesus, redeem our nations, lands, continents and countries of all the sins we confess and the ones we have not mentioned” – a reference to the body of evils and immoral conducts which he had already listed.

Prophet Joshua also prayed to the Lord Jesus Christ in humility and faith, declaring “I command all the forces of darkness hindering the move of God in our lands, be cast out, in Jesus’ name. We ask for Your deliverance and healing power on our countries.”

MR. PAUL {HEALED FROM FIRE BURH AW} (2)A summary of the spectacular testimonies given to glorify the Lord Jesus and admonish believers all over the world to remain steadfast to the hope they had been entrusted with, are as follows:MR. PAUL {HEALED FROM FIRE BURH AW} (1)

Mr Paul worked in an oil and gas industry. One day, an accident occurred and his leg was burnt with fire. They rushed him to the hospital and the doctors said they needed to amputate his leg. He explained the situation to his friend who came to the hospital with Anointing Water he had received from The SCOAN. After ministering the Anointing Water in Jesus’ name, his leg started to itch. Suddenly, two live maggots came out of his leg. He discovered that as the maggots left, the pain also stopped. The fire burns quickly began to heal and the doctor confirmed that he no longer needed an amputation. To God be the glory – He is the Repairer and Restorer!

Mr Moses, aged 27, came to The SCOAN in need of deliverance from a life of smoking, drinking and patronizing MOSES DELIVERED FROM HEAVY SMOKING & DRINKING AW}prostitutes. He had begun smoking at the young age of 7 years old. This had caused him severe chest pain and nightmares in which people came to beat him in his dreams. One day, a friend came to him with the Anointing Water, advising that he needed a change in his life. He encouraged Mr Moses by telling him that if he put his trust in Jesus Christ, God would wash away his sins and wipe the stain of guilt away from his life. With this belief in his heart, he prayed and ministered the Anointing Water, in Jesus’ name. After prayer, he slept. The next morning, he reached for his morning cigarette. To his surprise, the smell of the cigarette irritated him. He tried smoking but could not. It has now been over three months and he AMOS AUGUSTINE {SAVES FROM ROBBERS AS}has not once smoked, had a drink of any alcohol or visited prostitutes. He gives glory to God and encourages the youth that no matter the lifestyle they have engaged in, Jesus Christ can set them free!

Mr Amos Augustine shared a fantastic testimony of how our God, Jesus Christ rescues, saves and delivers. He said that he always ministered the Anointing Water before going to work and carried the Anointing Water with him wherever he went. One morning, he was attacked by armed robbers. They were threatening his life and property. As the armed robbers collected his wallet, they began shouting that the wallet was burning their hands and threw the wallet back at him demanding that he should open the wallet! Mr Augustine then opened the wallet to see what had caused the fire burns and the Anointing Sticker fell out! Shocked, the armed robbers started shouting and ran off. Truly, God can use any medium to rescue His children! PETER ODEH {ABDOMINAL PAIN & LIVER PROBLEM THROUGH AW}

Mr Peter, a soldier serving his country, Nigeria told his wonderful testimony of how Jesus Christ had healed him through the Anointing Water from a terrible liver problem. He was in terrible pain and discomfort as he had been diagnosed with liver enlargement which caused a swollen stomach. The problem was so severe that he was booked for an operation. Believing for a miracle, he received the Anointing Water and ministered it, in Jesus’ name. The next day, he began vomiting and black substances came out of his system. To his surprise, his stomach became normal! He went back to the doctor and was confirmed to be perfectly healthy. There was no trace of an enlarged liver. The astonished doctor asked him, “Which medication did you use?” Replying with a ZIRA YOHANNA {SAVED FROM 17 YEARS DRINKING AW}smile, Mr Peter responded that it was God’s doing through the Anointing Water. Glory to God! Speaking to the congregation, he said, “God has given me another opportunity. He has given me another chance. Doctors can treat; only Jesus can heal.”

In his own words, Mr Zira Yohana, an agent in the petroleum industry, was a “professional drunkard”. He said he could drink between five to six cartons of alcohol a day. For 17 years, he was inflicted with the severe problem of intoxication and lamented how he used to beat his wife after drinking alcohol. He also said that nobody could ‘out drink’ him when it came to alcohol. One day, he told his friend about his bad habit and his friend gave him the Anointing Water. After ministering the Anointing Water, the urge to drink alcohol left him completely. His life has been radically transformed and he is now an example to all. He advised everyone to seek forgiveness from God in order to stop their bad habits.

Mr Samson from Cameroon ran an organization that cared for widows and orphans. They occupied a building where their charitable activities were held. One day, they were reported to the authorities by a group of people who claimed they were inhabiting the building illegally. As a result of this report, everyone in the organization was arrested and put in prison. He appealed the court’s decision many times but his attempts to gain his freedom were to no avail. He knew that he had been imprisoned innocently. In prison, he had the opportunity to view Emmanuel TV. He began to watch it regularly and prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua. He repeated the prayer point of the man of God who stated that all who were imprisoned by contrary forces should be released, in Jesus’ name. Believing that his prayer had been answered, he sent another appeal to the magistrate for release. Three days later, the magistrate called him and gave him a letter of release! He says that if he had not been watching Emmanuel TV and joining the anointed prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua, he would still be in prison today. He advised all who found themselves in MR. NNADOZIE CHILAKA {DELIVERED FROMHEAVY SMOKING AW}desperate situations to look to Jesus Christ for their freedom and vindication. He is the freedom provider!

Mr Nnadozie was a chain smoker for 16 years. This caused him serious chest pain, heart burn and cough. He spent a fortune on cigarettes as he smoked 5 packs a day. He would go to church with cigarettes and excuse himself during the service to smoke. He would even go to the restroom with cigarettes! The day he resolved to give up, the urge actually increased and he smoked 10 packs! The problem became worse. When he came to The SCOAN, he was also carrying a packet of cigarettes with him. For some reason, however, he did not feel the urge to smoke throughout the entire service. He received the Anointing Water and ministered it, in Jesus’ name after the service. A moment later, he tried to light a cigarette but felt like acid was running down his throat. He started to vomit black substances and from that moment on, the urge to smoke disappeared! Thanking God for the wonderful PASTOR & MRS. PATRICK CLAIRE ETUK {PREGNANT  WITH FALLOPIAN TUBES THROUGH AW} (2)miracle, he said that even the smell of smoke irritates him now. Surely there is nothing Jesus cannot do.

Pastor and Mrs Patrick shared their incredible testimony. Mrs Patricia Patrick had suffered not one but two ectopic pregnancies that had been very traumatic for her. In the course of this problem, she underwent an operation and both of her fallopian tubes were removed, making it medically impossible for her to conceive.  Still believing that God would show Himself strong in her seemingly hopeless situation, Pastor Patrick came to The SCOAN and received the Anointing Water. PASTOR & MRS. PATRICK CLAIRE ETUK {PREGNANT  WITH FALLOPIAN TUBES THROUGH AW} (1)She prayed together with her husband, ministered the Anointing Water in Jesus’ name and the mother of miracles happened! After prayer, they met as husband and wife and Mrs Patrick became pregnant! They went to the hospital for a checkup and the doctors were amazed to find that both of the fallopian tubes had been totally restored!  Full of joy, Mrs Patrick told the viewers and congregation, “My advice to women who might have lost hope: The same God who restored my two tubes which were cut off, shall surely visit you, in Jesus’ name”.

MR. JOSEPH {SAVED FROM BULLETSOF ARMED ROBBERS}Mr Joseph Genesis shared his testimony of God’s supernatural protection through the medium of the Anointing Water. He suddenly found himself caught in a surprise attack from armed robbers. Seven armed men descended on him and pulled out guns to kill him, not knowing that he was armed with a superior weapon! That morning, he had ministered the Anointing Water on his body before leaving his house. He stated that the power of God in the Anointing Water created a protective shield over him and due to the Anointing Water, the bullets that were fired on him could not enter him! The armed robbers could not believe their eyes. Filled with courage at the supernatural protection, Mr Joseph began to spray the Anointing Water towards the armed robbers and they ran away in defeat. Proudly showing himself to the world that he had escaped without a scratch, Mr Joseph said, “The Anointing Water is a bullet to the wicked, evil spirits!”

Chief Superintendant of Police John Mark, a Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Anambra, Nigeria came out to testify how God had touched the lives of police men in his division after he shared with them the Anointing Water he had received at The SCOAN. Two of his police officers accompanied him to The SCOAN to share their testimonies. Mr Sunday Idris, a policemen under CSP John Mark, had suffered from the embarrassing affliction of bedwetting for two years. When he received the Anointing Water, he prayed, believing that God would put an end to his suffering. After that prayer, he testified that that chain of affliction had been broken and bedwetting was a thing of the past in his life! Mr Phillip then came forward with his wife and twins, Emmanuel and Emmanuela to thank God for the miraculous release of their son Emmanuel after he was kidnapped. Armed robbers took the child and later called, demanding a ransom of N20million, an impossible amount of money for Mr Phillip to raise. The father ran straight to his DPO, John Mark. In response to the devastating news, Mr Mark gave him the Anointing Water and told him to minister it in faith, in MRS. OGWE JULIET {SAVED FROM ARMED ROBBERS THROUGH ETV}Jesus’ name. One day after he ministered the Anointing Water in prayer, local police were given a tip off to the robber’s location. Emmanuel was recovered uninjured that very day and returned to his parents! A national Nigerian newspaper covered the story of the robber’s capture, terming Emmanuel’s release as ‘miraculous’!

Mrs Ogwe Juliet, a Nigerian living in Cameroon told the world of her amazing testimony of how the Anointing Water had saved her from an armed robbery operation while onboard a ship from Cameroon to Nigeria. When the ship alarm was raised, alerting that thieves were in their midst, Mrs Juliet quickly remembered the Anointing Water and sprayed it over herself, in Jesus’ name. The ship was in a state of confusion as the thieves were robbing everyone in the ship. Amazingly, Mrs Ogwe Juliet was left in peace as the armed robbers seemed not to even notice her. A man who was also present on the ship took his money out of his pockets and placed it on top of one of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s sermons which he had received from The SCOAN. He offered it to the armed robbers, saying, “Here is my money; take it” but the armed robbers refused to take his money! Speaking to the congregation and viewers, Mrs Ogwe Juliet said, “Don’t call it ordinary water; it is anointed. There is power in it – the power of God. The power of God is above all powers”.

Mr Azawei Alanuene, a university lecturer, gave his testimony of how God had taken him from a nobody to somebody. Eating from hand to mouth for 10 years, his life was a constant struggle but when he ministered the Anointing Water in Jesus’ name, his destiny turned around! After prayer, he was suddenly called by his supervisor and told that he had been granted a scholarship to further his research by studying a PhD in The University of Nottingham, UK. He travelled to the UK for the course, continued ministering the Anointing Water over himself and his coursework and conducted ground breaking research in his specialized area. To his surprise, he was selected to present the findings of his PhD research in an MR & MRS WAZIRI {17 YRS ALCOHOLISM THROUGH ETV}international conference in China.  Glory be to God!

Mr Waziri from Taraba, Nigeria was addicted to drinking alcohol for 17 years and could drink up to 14 bottles a day. He did not see the need or have the desire to stop but one day after watching Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV prophesying to a man about the very same drinking problem, he realized his need for freedom.  As Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for the viewers, he stretched his hand and touched the screen in prayer. Instantly, the desire to drink left him and he was completely delivered in the power of the Holy Spirit. After that prayer, everything about his life was transformed. His health, business, marriage and joy were restored! Even his appearance changed as his once large belly, due to excessive drinking, shrunk back to normal. Advising those who are desperately in need of a solution, he quoted the words of Prophet T.B. Joshua, saying, “If you have run out of rope, it is time to grab onto faith!”  Hallelujah! There is no bad habit, addiction or negative lifestyle that cannot be broken, conquered and defeated by Jesus Christ!

All in all, we are reminded that the main thing about Christianity is not the work we do for God but the relationship we maintain and the atmosphere produced by that relationship. Our work for God is a reflection of our relationship with Him. We should therefore, take time to develop our relationship with the Holy Spirit by daily reading our Bibles with devotion and making the Word of God the standard for our lives.

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After a powerful prayer line where people were disconnected from any demonic influence in their lives, Prophet T.B. Joshua entered the teeming cathedral and gave an enlightening sermon titled, ‘A True Prophet’. Asking how one will tell who is a true prophet or a false prophet and using the book of 1 John 4:1, he said the one having a divine spirit that comes from above is meek, peaceable and humble, and refrains from all impurities of this world. He said that the spirit speaks only when God wishes it to speak whereas others are always ready to pray. He added people generally have the wrong impression that healing, miracles, the spirit of prophecy and all of God’s blessings are wrought at the will of the person concerned. This is why people easily feel a prophet should be able to pray anytime, not minding whether it is the right time or not. A true prophet however will not pray without spirit intimation. He explained that without direction from the Spirit, if they give, they give of themselves; they prophesy of themselves; that is why there are prophecies without accomplishment; healings without results.

In a tribute to his late mother, Prophet T.B. Joshua said that she had advised him that when he did not seem to receive from God, he should look into his love walk as the Bible in Mark 12:31 says we should love our neighbour as ourselves. He explained that when the hour of her departure came, he had sent for her and she was with him for a day and they discussed. He said he did not know how to relate to her the message that he had received from God because it was news that no one wants to hear. However, he had learned from reading the Bible that the issue of departure can be delayed by prayer or by waiting in faith (Isaiah 38:4; Luke 7:2). He told his mother that no matter how upright we are, we still need to rededicate ourselves. He explained how he told her, “Everyone has been tempted; I have been tempted; you have been tempted and we will continue to be challenged by issues that violate our conscience. We all face the temptation to do the wrong thing but there is a way – Jesus is the Way”. He said that when we give our lives to Jesus and make Him our boss, CEO and Director in all we do, we are under His supervision to do all.

He added that although his brothers and sisters had wanted to help their dear mother medically, her departure could not be delayed by human sympathy; he told her to be in an attitude of prayer. He said that, “When it is time for man’s departure, nothing can delay it except waiting in faith or through prayer”. The man of God added that we have read about many Biblical characters whose departure was delayed. Hezekiah was rich and favoured and when he cried out to God, God answered him in Isaiah 38:4 “I have heard your prayer and I have seen your tears, surely I will add to your days, 15 years.” The prophet explained that unchangeable means, what will happen will still happen.

He referred to the late President of Ghana, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, saying that, “My dear father President Atta Mills – if there is anyone that would want the late president to spend 200 years on this earth, I am number one.”

He recalled a phone call he had made to the late president a month and a week ago in which he described a vision that he had seen of cloud covering his apartment. He told him that he should be prayerful because he had seen his body being transfigured to a celestial realm. He had also advised the president who was planning to travel to the USA to be prayerful because of the vision. Speaking to the congregation, the man of God said, “When clouds come down to pick you up, it is a hero’s welcome.”

The man of God had also told the president that his coming 68th birthday should be dedicated to God through fasting and prayer. He explained that the birthday was not celebrated on Emmanuel TV because there was no way you could wish Happy Birthday without saying, “Long life’.

Speaking on why he had not travelled to Ghana for the last three years, the prophet said that he could not go anywhere without first hearing from God. He added that he would love to be there anytime he heard from God, especially because, according to him, Ghana was his second home.  Still speaking on the departure of the late Ghanaian President, Professor John Evans Atta Mills, he said that he knew where he was going, adding “Let your soul admire where he is and pray to be there one day.” He emphasised, “It is a wonderful grace to know where you are going. You need not fear where you are going when you know Jesus is going with you.”

He ended his message saying that a pastor leads best when his people get behind him.

NATIVE ENERGY CRUSHED BY GOD’S POWER

When Mr Oba Yabrifa Ebiundu (a witch doctor) was encountered by the prophet during the previous Monday service, his true identity was revealed through a word of prophecy. The man of God told him that he was a witch doctor with powers and energy that he used even to cause and stop rain. He immediately confirmed the prophet’s words and his wife added that the small demons appeared to her and attacked her when they were coming to The SCOAN. After the video of the prophecy, footage of Yabrifa in his community shrine as a Chief Priest and villagers worshipping him was played.

Mr Yabrifa accompanied by his wife and son then came into the service to tell his story. He introduced himself as a witch doctor and chief priest who was the father of every colour who served the ‘god of justice’. He explained that he was the custodian of the deity which was an inheritance from his grandfather. He said that from when he was a small child, he would go to the river to catch fish for his mother and preferred spending time in the river than going to school or staying at home. Initially wanting to reject the inheritance of the chief priest, he tried to do a security job but the deity appeared to his employers in the form of his father and warned them to release him because he was a royal chief priest.

Then, on one fateful day during a local festival, Mr Yabrifa physically felt a force enter him, eventually leading him to a river where he stayed in the depths of the water for several hours. The next moment Mr Yabrifa realised that he was in the centre of the diabolic shrine, being crowned as chief priest.

He was taught how to make charms for people but despite his ‘native energy’, he knew that something was disturbing him. Although people flocked from far and wide to pay homage to him and partake in the native ceremonies where hard liquor was poured and animals sacrificed, Mr Yabrifa remained in poverty while the demons regularly attacked his family members. He explained how when pastors came and held crusades next to his shrine, praying against the idols he worshipped, he would be provoked and invoke rain to come and stop their crusade. He further said that the deity never allowed him to shake anyone’s hand as his hand was reserved for feeding the deity alone. He also never bowed for anyone or removed his cap or shoes as the deity always told him that he was to be worshipped and was above everyone else.   Referring to his son, he said that he also had native powers and was his second in command.

Mr Yabrifa explained that he kept warning his wife to stop watching Emmanuel TV because of the deliverances God used T.B. Joshua and the wise men to do were beyond his own native power. Eventually forced to come to The SCOAN because of his poverty and wretched life as a smoker, drunkard and womanizer, Mr Yabrifa never thought that he would be discovered. After the prophecy, he explained that he had had a dream in which Prophet T.B. Joshua followed him to his village and helped him set the idols ablaze and deliver the community. Upon listening to Mr Yabrifa, Prophet T.B. Joshua spoke on the need of his followers also coming to The SCOAN for their own deliverance.

THE ARENA OF LIBERTY!

The prophet led the congregation and viewers in a powerful time of prayer, saying, “I can see you being delivered, healed. You yoke, bondage, I command you to be loosed in Jesus’ name”. Truly, the people were disconnected from every demonic activity as they agreed with T.B. Joshua and prayed along in faith. After the prayer, the man of God moved through the entire auditorium giving words of prophecy and counselling to the people as intimated by the Spirit of God. In the second service, the auditorium was full to the brim with more people awaiting their freedom and the wise men using the authority in the name of Jesus continued to command any evil spirit to leave the people. We thank God for setting his people free in the arena of liberty.

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Working hand in hand with the choir, Prophet T. B. Joshua proceeded to give the sermon, taking advantage of the short break by the choir. He entitled the message, Faith Acts In Concert. He referred the congregation to Romans 10:1-17. After the reading, the man of God asserted that there were two natures in a person and that the just would live by faith. Faith, according to him, acts in concert with other spiritual forces to accomplish the purpose of God. He cited holiness, consecration, judgment, evangelism and the love of God as some of the other spiritual forces that team with faith to develop man spiritually. He however hinted that some people seem to choose a few words and live by them. They want to pick out healing and prosperity among others as their spiritual foundation. In crusades and revival gatherings, such words as prosperity, healing and deliverance are echoed to attract attendance. Such people are not eager about such other areas of the Bible as consecration, holiness, judgment, evangelism and the love of God, which work in concert with faith to develop man spiritually. Many seem merely concerned with receiving from God. We would then pray, “Give me, God; heal me…” It is true that the Word of God talks about healing and receiving but we cannot give to others until we ourselves have received something from God. In this case, we have a role to play. We cannot rely on bits and pieces from the Scriptures. Our knowledge of the Bible must be broad and holistic. We need the whole counsel of God, all the bits and pieces strung, fastened and laced together in our lives to develop into a strong spiritual man. Faith and love must work together to be effective. Sometimes, it seems that the people who preoccupy themselves with faith, talk faith, live faith, believe faith and know faith do not have much love. Where is love today among men? Many people believe that faith is the greatest quality but the Bible, in 1 Corinthians 13 :13, says the greatest is love because faith works by love. Love is the more important because it is the force that sets faith working. Your faith cannot work without love. This is why many believers cannot use their faith. Their faith is latent, dormant. What is love? Love looks around for those who are in need, the sick, the poor and all those who need help. Love is tolerant and does not criticize; love puts up with anything and is happy when others are happy. Love rejoices when others give testimony; love does not compare itself to others. It does not measure itself by itself; it is content. In a tribute to his mother whom the prophet described as a symbol of love, he told his listeners that she advised him that when he did not seem to receive or hear from God, he should look into his love walk. This is because faith without love cannot receive, bless or heal. Many can quote the Word and boast about how much they know God but they do not seem to receive; lack of love may be the cause. If you have taken God’s Word to heart and truly made it part of you, you will be blessed; you will fear no circumstances because you can do all things through Christ. Taking the Word to heart and truly making it part of you, will by its very nature, change you. Love has no time for critics. You cannot use wrong to fight wrong. We fight wrong with good. Many believers have stifled their faith by failing to show love. Failure to show love can shut down one’s spiritual walk with the Lord.

WORDS OF WISDOM

We must be careful in entering into temptation but if God allows it as a trial, we must not think it strange and doubt our Guard.

We must not think strong and tempt the devil to tempt us and provoke God to leave us to our strength.

PROPHECY
A video clip unfolded a prophecy given by the prophet in which he urged people to fast and pray on Wednesday and Thursday and read Psalm 91. He asked those travelling by air to read Psalm 91 because he could see ‘Breaking news’ about the crashing of a plane and that it would occur on Wednesday. He urged congregants to inscribe a sign of the cross on their foreheads and pray for those travelling on Wednesday all over the world. This prophecy foretold the crash of the Russian plane that was conveying an ice hockey team on Wednesday 7 September 2011. The breaking news report showed that the plane had crashed on its way to a tournament and that all but two had perished in the crash. The prophet then asked congregants and the world at large to pray for the families of those who had died.

TESTIMONIES

Mrs Emiliana Shitindi, who was delivered in the church the previous Sunday, accompanied by her husband, had come from Tanzania to the prophet to seek deliverance from the contrary spirits which made her eat charcoal. The woman and her husband appeared on the platform to confirm the addiction to charcoal and her deliverance during the previous Sunday service. The prophet added that she had been made to stay for the week so that her eating behaviour after the deliverance could be monitored. Both the woman and her husband confirmed that since the deliverance her addiction to charcoal stopped completely. They thanked God and the man of God for her deliverance from that evil spirit.

WOMAN DELIVERED SAFELY AFTER PROPHECY

A prophecy from Wise Man Daniel was then shown, as he issued a prophecy to a pregnant woman. In the prophecy, the wise man reminded the woman of a dream she had which had been frightening her ever since. The wise man told her that she had been very worried since she had the dream and that she had been thinking about operation. He dissuaded her from going for an operation, adding that if she went, she would not survive it. Thereafter, he prayed for the baby to be repositioned in the womb and told her to go home and deliver her baby boy safely without operation. At the end of the clip, a woman, Mrs Adegoke with a child in her arms, stepped out to the platform to introduce herself as the subject of the prophecy. She further confirmed the prophecy as relayed and added that while pregnant, she had a dream in which she was shown a coffin of hers and after that dream, her thought was dogged with fear until she came to The SCOAN. It was after the deliverance by Wise Man Daniel that the fearful thought vanished from her mind. She added that she later delivered a bouncing baby boy as prophesied by the wise man. The congregation praised the Lord for her safe delivery.

BOY DELIVERED FROM THE SPIRIT OF DESTRUCTION

In course of the mass prayer the previous Sunday, those who had contrary spirits began to manifest under the influence of the Holy Spirit. A ten –year –old boy among them clenched his fists and ground his teeth as he rolled on the floor. Thanks to God, he was later delivered through prayer from the prophet. After the clip was over, the boy and his parents appeared on the podium for confirmation and their testimony. The father, Pastor Joshua Musa told the congregation that they observed at a time that their son exhibited strange traits of behaviour and stubbornness. As parents, his wife and he had done all they could to have him delivered but without success. It was in the continued effort to deliver him that made them bring him to The SCOAN. Luckily for them, according to the father, their son was entrapped in the pervading anointing of the church during the mass prayer and he manifested the evil spirit in him. After deliverance by the man of God, their son had become normal, the father concluded. In his testimony, the boy, Joshua Musa revealed that he had the habit of watching cartoons from which he was infected with the spirit of lion, which he also saw in his dream. He was led to the evil kingdom in the dream where he obtained powers for his hand and teeth. The power for the hand was for stealing and destroying while that for the teeth was for biting. After his testimony, the prophet asked him to shout the name, ‘Jesus’. As soon as he did that, he fell down in total deliverance. The family of Pastor Musa then thanked God, the church and Prophet T. B. Joshua for the deliverance of their son.

MAN HEALED EFFECTUALLY OF EYE CANCER

A video clip revealed a boy whose eye had been afflicted with cancer. It was a pitiable sight to behold as the affected eye was so swollen that the entire face of the boy, Nosa Irabor by name, was disfigured in addition to the perceived pain in it. In the prayer line, the man of God stretched his hand at him and issued the words, ‘You are free’. Three weeks after that, the boy, then healed, came for his testimony. He came again to the church for the same testimony last Sunday after 13 years. This time, he came not as a boy but as a full-grown man close to 30 years. Recounting his ordeal as an adult, Mr Nosa Irabor recounted the steps he took to seek healing in the homes of witch doctors and hospitals where doctors told him that he would undergo an operation. He never got healing until that historic stretching of the arm at him by the prophet to declare him free. Thirteen years after the healing in The SCOAN, the affected eye is as normal as the unaffected one and only by story telling would one would know that the eye was once affected by cancer. Mr Irabor, like the rest before him, thanked God and the man of God for his healing.

WOMAN HEALED OF BRAIN TUMOUR WITH ANOINTING WATER

A woman, Mrs Fatima Dalhatu mounted the platform for her testimony. She narrated to her listeners how the Anointing Water had healed her of the brain tumour that had held her down for 13 years. All that time, she experienced vomiting and constant headaches as symptoms of the disease. As a patient of the dreaded disease, she had been to hospitals for cure but without success. At a stage, she was advised by her doctors to go to India for an operation. To do that, she revealed, she would need the sum of 2.7 million naira. In their dilemma, her husband brought her to The SCOAN, where they received the Anointing Water. After praying and ministering the Anointing Water, she clearly experienced total healing which was later confirmed by her doctor. She happily thanked God for using the Anointing Water to heal her.

ANOINTING WATER ENDED EIGHT YEARS OF BARRENNESS

A couple, Mr and Mrs Darlington mounted the podium to unfold the story of their deliverance from eight years of barrenness with the ministration of the Anointing Water. In their plight as a barren couple, the husband revealed, they became the object of ridicule among friends and neighbours who said they had sacrificed their children to obtain wealth. It was during a confrontation with one of the men who assaulted his wife in his absence that Mr Darlington ran into a deputy superintendent of police who, after settling the quarrel, introduced him to Prophet T. B. Joshua and the Anointing Water. The couple visited The SCOAN as a way of paying heed to the advice of the officer and received the Anointing Water. They prayed over the Anointing Water and met as a couple. At the time of the testimony, the wife was pregnant and thus closed the chapter of barrenness in their marriage. They both thanked God for using the Anointing Water to end their barrenness.

ANOINTING WATER DESECRATED SHRINE

A man, Mr Moses Nosa from Edo, Nigeria who described himself as a pastor was among those who manifested evil spirits during the mass prayer the previous Sunday. The man revealed that he acquired evil powers by reading many books including the seven books of Moses. He mounted a shrine in his house where he practised his powers and occasionally sacrificed animals to it. He founded a church, which never thrived possibly, because of his evil interests. A snake used to chase members of his church from the church and a friend attempted to help him to revive the church through evil means. Among his items of power was one he called the spirit of echo. Even though he used his powers to make money from those who visited him for help, he found that the money left him even poorer and more miserable than before.

At the end of the service, the man of God gave him the Anointing Water to spray at his temple at home to dispossess it of all its powers. The prophet then asked him to hold some of the items he had brought from his shrine as he was about to deliver him. Mr Nosa held the echo, a garment and the seven books of Moses and the prophet delivered him in the name of Jesus.

The Synagogue Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide can hardly fully express their joy in the Lord for the many wonders He manifests among them.

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After the choir had prepared the atmosphere with tunes for the Holy Spirit,  Wise Man Christopher emerged for the Sunday message. Greeting the congregation warmly and wishing them easy transformation from darkness to light, he proceeded to pray with them. ‘I believe in your Word’, he went on, as the congregation repeated after him. ‘In your Word is my salvation, redemption and victory’, the wise man took the congregation through a length of heart- lifting prayer to the Lord.  Beginning with a short story of a Christian friend who wondered why he had trials in his life in spite of his devotion to the work of God, the wise man advised that trials and tribulations were part of Christianity. In his words, the Bible says everyone who works with the Lord will have testing but that as a child of God, your trouble is not like others’; it is for the glory of God. Trouble comes not because of any wrong step but because we are in a complex and contradictory world. The children of God, according to him, are passing through this world to a place prepared for them. This Is Not Heaven, he aptly titled his message. Citing John 16:33 as his proof text, the wise man said Jesus overcame for us and so we shall overcome, though there will be disappointments, as said in the proof text. In 2 Corinthians 12:7-10, Apostle Paul derived strength from the Lord. My grace is made perfect in your weakness. Though Apostle Paul was tormented by a thorn in his flesh, the grace of Christ was sufficient for him  and so for us, the wise man affirmed. Continuing, he said the thorn of Christ makes easy and sanctifies our thorns. Jesus took our place in afflictions. Troubles are designed for our spiritual development and  to advance our course. Our situation could be to humble us but to leave us dignified at last. Spiritual burdens are ordered to cure spiritual pride. He allows poverty and setback to humble us. He will however, prepare us for it. Those God calls for service, He makes fit for it, Deuteronomy 28:7. The enemies will come in a united manner but they will be confounded and routed by the superior power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus is greater than all the combined forces of hell. He has conquered death for our sake to bring us to the Father. To hope is to look forward to a Heavenly home that will last forever.  Stones were hurled at Stephen but his affection for God’s command was regular because of his hope, Acts 7:54. In Romans 8:35-39, Paul advised Christians to keep the solid front in the face of sickness. The rich should not concentrate on their wealth or the poor on their situation because a man may be poor, yet be a candidate of Heaven. Citing Luke 6:20- 26, the wise man recited the beatitudes. Don’t doubt the genuineness of your spiritual experience or question your sonship of Christ because of your situation. The promise of God can only be appropriated by faith which comes through hearing and obeying the Word of God. We were elected before the foundation of the world to inherit the Kingdom of God. Faith is a necessary condition to access Heaven. Faith purifies and justifies us and removes the guilt of sin. The opening of our eyes of faith is the silencing of our fears. Fear not, for those who are fighting for you are more than those out to destroy you. Because you know that Heaven is your permanent Home, let everything that has to do with you be redeemed now and forever, the wise man prayed in conclusion.

 

THE OBJECT OF FAITH IS GOD

A lot of Christians, Prophet T. B. Joshua said, after commending the message, grumble and despair about their situation because their lives are centred on how they are doing. How clearly, he asked, do we really see our lives? When you look at your life, what do you see? Do you see your life the way Jesus sees it? Continuing, the prophet added, ‘A man I met yesterday told me that the Holy Spirit gave him an idea but advised him not to take the credit.’ Don’t take the credit, he echoed, is a Word from the Holy Ghost. It is all about Jesus, he said. All we do is to give back what we have received from His generous hands. Don’t take the credit, he reminded his listeners. Citing Mark 11:1, he said whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be removed’, and does not doubt in his heart, it will be done. The prophet emphasized the prayer of faith. The object of our faith is God. Have faith in God, Jesus said, according to him. Teaching today, he went on, encourages believers to have faith in faith. On the contrary, he maintained, it should be on the finished work of Jesus. Because He is good all the time, I can bring my request to Him and cast my cares  upon Him. Why complain, murmur or despair? Realising that He is God and I am not; that He is a Father and I am but a child; He is a Shepherd; I am a straying sheep, I should have faith in God. We often hear, he continued, that prayer changes things but this is not entirely true. Prayer, he corrected, changes us; faith causes things to happen. Advising his listeners to have faith in God, he added, today we pray but lack the necessary faith to release the belief in our hearts. There is power in our mouth; the belief in our heart is released by faith out of our mouth. Faith requires us to speak the Word before we feel or see the result. The object of faith, he concluded, is God.

 

TOTAL DELIVERANCE FROM EATING SAND

Delivered the previous Sunday from the spirit of eating sand and mattress, Ammen in company with his mother appeared on the platform to confirm the deliverance after the video clip refreshed viewers’ minds. Mrs Izah, the mother joyfully told the congregation that her son no more  had no appetite for those things after the deliverance.  Confirming her mother’s testimony in response to the prophet’s questions, Ammen said that he wanted to be a pastor to pray for the sick, so that they would not die and agreed to submit himself to the fasting and prayer demanded by the profession.

 

A woman from Anambra, Nigeria and her 14 year-old son took the platform and told the congregation that the son had been eating sand and mattress since the age of four. She added that her watching the deliverance of a girl from Tanzania on Emmanuel TV, fuelled her visit to The SCOAN regarding their plight. Enlightening his listeners on his affliction, Onyeka Ibiano said that at night, an object appeared to him and that caused the addiction to sand and mattress since that time. After touching and staring at him for a while, the prophet declared him free.

 

 

 

MAN DELIVERED FROM THE SPIRIT OF ROBBERY

A video clip revealed Wise Man Racine as he laid hands on worshippers and asking one man among them, ‘Who are you?’ ‘Nobody’, the man responded. Worried that the man’s deliverance was not thorough as he never opened up, the prophet insisted on his re-deliverance.  Confirming that he never opened up, Chukwemeka Paul, accompanied by his wife, agreed to open up and told the story of his life. He admitted being a cultist in a group of boys who delighted in drinking, robbing  and raping girls. Threatened in Nigeria, he went to Ghana where he discovered that security awareness was even higher and he decided to go into computer training. He married in Ghana but did not approach lovemaking in a normal way, afflicted by the spirit of raping. In a way he never quite understood, he found himself in The SCOAN and after his second deliverance, he demanded to know from the prophet whether the wife who had had twins by him was his God-given wife. He explained that they enjoyed no peace in their marriage and the wife often nagged, calling him a baby especially because of his age. He added that he enjoyed peace more with other women than with his wife. The wife narrated that the man lured her into cultism after she married him. They came into the relationship through a call given to her by the erroneous tapping of just a digit by the man who had intended to call his sister. She was not surprised because her church had told her that her prospective husband would locate her in such a manner. She however complained about the raping approach of her husband to lovemaking. The man of God delivered them and declared their marriage sanctified from Heaven.

 

 

 

 

 

YOUNG LADY DELIVERED FROM MANY EVIL SPIRITS

The osude family from Anambra, Nigeria, though resident in Lagos, appeared on the platform for their  testimony.
According to the spokesperson among them, they came for the Monday service where Wise Man Christopher prayed and laid hands on them. But on Wednesday, they noticed that their sister, Ikechukwu started to display signs and antics of evil attacks causing her to be violent. It was in that state of violence that they brought her back to the church. As the wise man laid hands on Ikechukwu on the Monday in question, she opened up in a smile and Wise Man Christopher told her that he knew her and she knew he knew her. In her testimony after the second deliverance in the prayer line, she told her listeners that after the Monday service, she began to behave funnily and talk nonsense by Wednesday and so her family brought her to The SCOAN on Thursday. She said she possessed many evil spirits which gave her all sorts of powers that she used to wreck the lives of her parents and siblings.  She said her misbehaviour began at the age of five, when she was afflicted with the spirits of lust and gluttony among others. At the age of five, she was fond of watching herself act before a mirror, where a woman appeared to her and asked her whether she would be her friend. She agreed and thereafter, she played with the woman often, though unnoticed by other people. She started having meetings in the spirit world and had astral powers by which she visited many parts of the world effortlessly. She attacked members of her family one after the other. She afflicted her father with high blood pressure and made him a debtor. She wrecked her mother’s business and rendered her sisters jobless in spite of their very good degrees in International Relations.  At the end of her breath-taking and most surprising confession, she pleaded with the man of God to deliver her family from all the evils of the devil for the past 50 years.

 

ANOINTING WATER DELIVERS THE WORLD

The miraculous work of the Anointing Water in the four corners of the earth was shown on Emmanuel TV. In country after country where the Anointing Water was administered, the atmosphere became charged with anointing that set the devil and all its evil spirits in confusion and disarray. Many of the faithful in such locations became delivered   from ailments which many prayers of yesteryears were yet to free them from. In eager anticipation of the miracles associated with the Anointing Water, congregants besieged the venues in their thousands before the appointed time of service. To the glory of God, they were not disappointed because many left the scene with testimonies of deliverance and healing. That was the picture in London, UK; Athens, Greece; Cape Town, South Africa; Accra, Ghana and other locations where the Anointing Water was ministered.  In Cameroon, where the man of God had just okayed a house fellowship for a family about a month before, the congregation was so much that the man of God, in his surprise, never knew how to classify it. Equally amazing, according to the family granted the concession, was the dumbfounding work of the Anointing Water in deliverance and healing.

 

WRISTBAND WRIGGLES POLICE OFFICER FROM DEATH

Mr John Mark of Kogi State but working in Katsina as a chief superintendent of police also mounted the platform for his testimony. He said he had come to The SCOAN on 31st December for a breakthrough service during the candle night. He added that the man of God prophesied about violence in the country and advised worshippers to obtain both the Anointing Water and the Wristband, which he did. On a date in May 2011, water came out of his Wristband unusually like sweat.  Not quite sure how to react to the situation, he stayed put in his office until his phone rang and a voice asked him to take one of the vehicles for patrol on one of the major streets. He noticed that as he came out of the office, the sweat on the Wristband stopped. He never knew that at that time, hoodlums had come to plant bombs in the police premises. As soon as he drove out for the patrol, he had a terrible sound of the detonated bomb that brought the entire office down in rubbles.  To his surprise, the portion of the office block where he hung the portrait of the man of God and the Anointing Water stood strong and unaffected by the bomb blast. The panel of investigators who had earlier suspected that he had secret knowledge of the blast before it happened, in view of the fact that it was just ten minutes after he left when the blast occurred, became convinced that his safety was the work of God when they saw the Anointing Water and the portrait still hanging safely. Before then, the service provider had no record too of the voice that invited him out of the office. It was the Holy Spirit, they then realised, that took him out of the office and death by that call. Thanking God for His mercy, Mr John Mark remarked that he had become a different person and that his life was no more his. As regards the breakthrough for which he came for the candle light service, Mr John told his listeners that he got it in many areas of his life.

 

CEASED MENSTRUATION REVIVED AFTER LAYING HANDS

Mrs Ogeshi Okeke from Imo State joyfully mounted the podium to tell her listeners that after the hand- laying ceremony of the very day, she went to the ladies to check herself following the sensation she received when Wise Man Racine laid hands on her.  She had, since her miscarriage last December, lost her menstruation and was longing for it. In the ladies, she saw that her menstruation had miraculously surfaced and she thanked God most spiritedly for the miracle, reassuring her listeners that everything happen at the opportune time and that nothing is beyond God. It is all praise to God almighty as we watch the miracles  which we read in the Bible happening again ceaselessly in our time.

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In his message entitled, ‘Find out the truth’, Wise Man Harry referred the congregation to excerpts from the Bible to make his case, underscoring John 7:11-18 as the proof text. In Thessalonians 5:21 we are advised to test everything and hold fast to the truth. Jesus is the truth. He speaks the truth; He is not out to confuse us. To know the truth is to know Jesus.

 

 

NEW ANOINTING WATER HEALS WOMAN OF DIABETES

As soon as the message was over, Prophet T.B. Joshua re-echoed the potency of the new Anointing Water and that immediately attracted testimonies by those who received it in the previous service. The first among them, Madam Patience from Sokoto who had suffered from diabetes for nine years, said that after receiving the new Anointing Water, she prayed over it and administered it as instructed. She went to bed for the night rest after administering it.  According to her, she slept peacefully like a baby and woke up hale, hearty and strong. She was more or less recreated during her sleep and all the infirmities and aches which used to be part and parcel of her frame gave way for the freshness and agility brought about by the new Anointing Water. She used to urinate four or five times in the night but after administering  the new Anointing Water, she urinated only once. At present, she hardly remembers whether she urinates at all in the day. She stopped all her medication for the week without sensing any adverse effects on herself. In her unmistakeable joy, she christened the Anointing Water, ‘The father of fathers’ and thanked God profusely for her miraculous healing.

NEW ANOINTING WATER WINS CONTRACT

Emmanuel from Rivers State mounted the platform for his testimony. According to him, he had been jobless for the past two years but the miracle in his life came after he had administered the Anointing Water. The contract he had applied for and been waiting for the past two years was miraculously approved. Displaying the contract agreement papers as he gave his testimony, he informed the congregation that it was an N18,000,000.00 contract. He thanked God and Prophet T.B. Joshua for the wonderful opportunity to transform his life brought about through the medium of the Anointing Water.

NEW ANOINTING WATER SAVES MAN IN ACCIDENT

Christopher from Delta State was one of those who received the new Anointing Water. He  always prayed with it and sprayed it on his family and himself. On the fateful day of testimony, he watched Emmanuel TV and was struck by the phrase, ‘Stop satan from killing and stealing’, which made him touch the screen in faith. After work the same day, he decided to travel to his village. He travelled in a commercial bus which unfortunately was involved in a head-on  collision with another vehicle. This caused his vehicle to somersault a number of times. Ten people died in the bus but luckily for Christopher, he was tossed from the seat behind the driver which he had taken, to the boot of the bus where he saw himself in a flat posture. He lay alive, hale, hearty and without any injury all because of the new Anointing Water which was his celebrated antidote.  The other vehicle also recorded some deaths as a result of the accident. Thanking God for his safety, he aptly remarked that but for the new Anointing Water, he would have been in the mortuary. We join him indeed in thanking God for the new Anointing Water which veered his path from the mortuary.

NEW ANOINTING WATER STOPS BEDWETTING

Priscilla from Ghana also mounted the rostrum for a testimony in praise of the new Anointing Water. Her problem had been bedwetting for which reason she had been to many places in her desperation for a cure but all to no avail. As soon as she heard of the new Anointing Water,  she and her husband came to The SCOAN where she received a vial of the new Anointing Water.  She applied it after prayer as instructed and her bedwetting promptly stopped. The problem of many years was wiped away without effort by the new Anointing water. Priscilla and her husband thanked God profusely for her miraculous healing.

ANOINTING WRISTBAND HEALS ANKLE-SHIFT

Miss Ozidzor Jay from Ghana had the problem of ankle shift in January. In February, a friend brought her the new Anointing Wristband from The SCOAN. She apparently undermined it and kept it somewhere until the prophet’s voice from Emmanuel TV told her that she had the solution to her problem but she kept on complaining. In reaction, she immediately brought out her Anointing Wristband and wore one on her ankle and the other on her wrist. The result was immediate and miraculous healing. She was among those who celebrated automatic healing on the platform.


PROPHET’S PRAYER REPLENISHES NGO’S PURSE

Christaline Vekabiart from Namibia has put in place an NGO which goes by the name Mount Sinai Centre. The NGO cares for HIV patients and the needy. Her NGO takes care of the needy and children of those who are HIV infected. They take it as their duty to supply the children of the HIV patients with milk as a way of shielding them from HIV infection which they would get from their biological parents through breast feeding.  Finding it difficult to keep up with the pace of demands owing to dwindling fortunes, Christaline appealed to the man of God for prayer in this regard through her sister-in-law who was visiting The SCOAN on a Friday.  On  Saturday night, Christaline had a dream in which the man of God laid hands on her and prayed for her. The result was that soon after that, they got a donation of $100,000.00.  With this generous donation, they became better placed for effectiveness in their mission. This good news spurred the man of God who added twenty thousand dollars to their funds. Christaline thanked God for His love and mercy advising that as children of God, we should led love lead.

FOOT ULCER HEALED AT PRAYERLINE

About the time for the prayer line, the man of God, to lift people’s faith up,  caused a video clip of Christian Amadi to be activated. A diabetic patient at the beginning, Christian was unfortunate to develop an ulcer in his foot. The ulcer did a lot of damage to his foot, causing it to rotten and disfigure with puss and festered flesh. It was at that stage that he came for prayer in The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Wise Man Daniel prayed for him at the prayer line. Now, Christian is completely healed and came forward to confirm the healing. He joyously stamped the foot on the ground and touched it to demonstrate the miraculous work of God. His case was good enough to give patients of ulcer in the prayer line hope as truly, our problems do not embarrass God because He has all the solutions.

INTERNATIONAL CRIMINALS RECLAIMED

Chidi, the international armed robber who vomited an egg some three weeks before in course of the mass prayer and who finally was delivered from the spirits of destruction, killing and stealing, was asked by the man of God to go home to bring his parents as part of his final integration into society after he had been counselled and fed with the Word of the Lord in the church. It is to be recalled that Chidi and his gang of armed robbers had called at The SCOAN as they went to the eastern part of the country to assassinate a pastor.  They met their waterloo in the scheme and Chidi was the only survivor in the gang.  As he called at the church again to wreak vengeance on the prophet suspected by him to be the cause of their failed mission, he was arrested in the church by the Holy Spirit.

Chidi fetched his father whom he had not seen for six years as he was fully involved in his life of robbery and human wastage.  The father, Michael Odeh, accompanied the son to the church after his full explanation of T.B. Joshua’s wish to see members of the family. The mother however, never came because of her disbelief in her son, Chidi. The father recounted the suffering he had been through in the hands of those his son had wronged. He however thanked God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to recover his son from bad ways into a decent lifestyle. The prophet gave Chidi the sum of N200,000.00 and five bags of rice in addition to a scholarship if he was interested in furthering his education.

The next rescued criminal is one Emmanuel Ogbonnah who at a stage in his life of hooliganism wanted to use his parents for a money ritual. Lured to the church by the happenings he watched on Emmanuel TV, he decided to have a personal experience of the church by attending a Sunday service in the church. He too had been arrested in the church by the  Holy Spirit and had been hosted for about three weeks in the church during which time he enjoyed a diet of Biblical instruction and related lessons. He too was sent home to his parents to invite them to come and be part of the ceremony of his reintegration in society after being certified free from criminal intentions and capable of contributing to the growth and safety of the same society. His mother and sister who had lost contact with him for three years accompanied him to The SCOAN in response to the prophet’s invitation after the initial fear and hesitation. According to the mother, Emmanuel went out of control at the death of his father in 1995 to take to robbery. The mother, Mary  Ogbonah by name, disclosed that Emmanuel was the sixth out of eight children they had in their marriage. The sister added that after the death of their father, their relations who should help them to restrain Emmanuel from evil ways abandoned them to their fate.  Emmanuel knelt down in apology to his mother and sister as enjoined by the man of God for the bad life he had lived in the past and the pain that had been to the family. In his own testimony, Emmanuel disclosed how humane and people friendly he had become after his deliverance. Before he was delivered, he used to see human beings like animals that could be killed at will.  On behalf of Emmanuel TV and Partners, the prophet gave Emmanuel the sum of N200, 000.00, three bags of rice and a scholarship.

STUDENT OBTAINS SCOLARSHIP FOR ROOMMATE

A moving scene it was when a video clip of last Monday’s noon service was activated and revealed a young man currently a student of Niger Delta University, Wilberforce Island pleading with the man of God for financial assistance for his roommate, a 300 level student of Geology who had not been able to resume school in the session because of financial constraints. The roommate in question lost his father in 1994 and had been taking care of his education by his sole efforts. This session, he decided to abandon his studies as he never had the sum of N49,500.00 required to pay his school fees. His plan was to come to the school, pack his books and call it quits to university education. His roommate and friend, Sipi took it upon himself to bring him to The SCOAN where he cried to the man of God to have pity on his friend and render him all the financial assistance he needed to be able to resume studies.  In his characteristic quick response to the call of the needy, the prophet gave Sipi’s friend twice the amount of money that he needed for registration this session when he released the sum of N100,000.00 and three bags of rice  to him. They both thanked God, the prophet and Emmanuel TV and Partners for the gesture.

EMMANUEL TV RELEASES PRISONER AND ENRICHES HIM

Mr John Okoh whose death sentence was commuted to life jail and then a miraculous release after spending 22 years in Calabar prison as told in The SCOAN’S Sunday service records of last Sunday also mounted the platform for blessing and reward by the man of God. Mr John who at 45 had spent half of his life in jail was given the sum of N200,000.00 and five  bags of rice for which he thanked the man of God promising to spend the money judiciously as he goes to start a new life.

FIRE VICTIM GETS CASH GIFT FROM PROPHET

Another family that benefited from the church through The Emmanuel TV and Partners was that of Frank Odjugo. On Tuesday of the previous week about 8pm, his attention was drawn to two motor-cycles in flames by the storey building he stayed in. Unknown to him, it was the fire from the ground floor of the building that ignited the motor-cycles. Before long, his children informed him of the inferno in the storey building and they rushed down to save their lives.  The fire razed the building to the ground to render the family as a people without a roof over their heads. The man had to immediately look for a make -shift structure to shelter his family until he could recover sufficiently from the shock to plan his life again. He received a cash gift of N500,000.00 and seven bags of rice from the prophet in the interim. The congregation was happy to learn about the continuation of the service on Monday noon where many of them hope to enjoy a closer interaction with the prophet.

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PROPHECY CONCERNING ASIAN COUNTRIES

It was testimonies galore as soon as the service message was given. Beginning with events that happened outside Nigeria, Prophet T.B. Joshua advised a replay of his recent prophecies about some Asian countries. The video replay once more reminded listeners of his prophecy about Pakistan and what would befall her between the 10th and 12th of March i.e. on Thursday , Friday and Saturday. He therefore enjoined prayer for Pakistan as what was to happen would shake the nation.

Prophet TB Joshua

He asked for protection prayers for Pakistan and all the troubled nations. In confirmation of the prophecy, CNN reports confirmed the detonation of a bomb near a gas station in Pakistan which wounded many people. The explosion which was described as an act of terrorism caused buildings to collapse and many others to be on fire. The incident which happened in the Punjab province killed over 100 people and left more than 130 people injured. The case of Japan which was part of the prophecy, as the prophet saw many people crying in that region of the Asian continent, actualised in an 8.9 magnitude earthquake which again shook the whole country and beyond. The quake swept away a ship with over 100 people on board. Some houses were submerged and many people were evacuated to schools. These two catastrophes were revealed to the prophet and the names of the affected countries also mentioned to him.

Wise Man Christopher

THE PROPHETIC POWERS OF THE WISE MEN In vindication of the prophetic powers of the five wise men, the prophet again ordered that a particular video clip be activated. The said clip revealed the Wise Man prophesying to a certain man whom the wise man described as being in darkness. He further revealed that what was in the man was contrary to what was in him (Wise Man). The prophecy added that the man was initiated into a cult and that his days were numbered. In confirmation of the prophecy, the man, Emmanuel by name revealed that he had been deliberately away from his family for over a year as he was being sought after by his fellow cultists whom he had disappointed by refusing to submit to them the blood of his close relation to replace the one he drank during his initiation. Broke and indebted Emmanuel was desperately in need of money when he ran into a man one evening in a beer parlour. As the man looked rather buoyant, Emmanuel thought he could get financial help from him. On the contrary, the man promised to take him to Power Kingdom Wealth. Getting to the Power Kingdom Wealth, Emmanuel was ordered to remove his clothes and a coffin filled with human bones was brought before him. A sharp bone among them was used to cut Emmanuel’s body for incision and ground bone was rubbed into the cuts. Following that, a calabash of blood was given to him from which he drank by way of oath taking. It was this blood that he was asked to replace with that of his child or wife. First he was asked to go home and bring the picture of his baby before he would be given money. He pretended but never actually went home realizing the impracticability of sacrificing any member of his family. He could not go to the cultists empty-handed either, so he decided to embark on an aimless prowl. In a dream he saw the skeleton that reminded him of the baby or the alternative of killing himself. In the process, he met a woman who agreed to help and house him in a gesture of amorous disposition towards him. He however realized that the woman’s scheme of help would deepen his problem if he adopted it, so he decided to use the woman’s blood to replace the blood in the cult but the cult members declined for the fact that the woman was not his blood relation.

At the end of his prophecy confirmation, Emmanuel was given the new Anointing Water for deliverance. The prophet had before then spent time extolling the powers of the new Anointing Water. In a nutshell, he described it as, ‘We have arrived’. By that he meant, ‘It is greater than your problems’. He further described it as the father of the old Anointing Water. He added that whatever you say into the new Anointing Water works for you as you said it.

Even if you do not say anything, you will get the expected result. As soon Emmanuel touched the new Anointing Water given to him in the name of Jesus, he started writhing all over the place. He hadn’t even opened it before he received the impact which sent him gyrating in a powerful deliverance. Emmanuel confessed that he was literally shocked when he touched the new Anointing Water.

Could it be said that just the packet of the new Anointing Water does what the liquid of the old one does?

Another wise man whose clip was used to prove the immense anointing of the wise men was Daniel. In this clip, Wise Man Daniel was shown as he laid hands on the congregants. As he laid hands on a lady by name Prisca (of Imo State in Nigeria but resident in Ghana), the contrary spirit in her felt affronted and vocally came into the open to challenge the wise man in the words, ‘Leave me alone; she is my wife. I have destroyed her family and killed her three children.’ Prisca herself revealed that she had carried the evil spirit from birth. Her mother told her that she (Prisca) had followed her from the ocean in a dream to be born by her as a daughter. When her mother had a baby, it was Prisca. The evil spirit had plagued Prisca’s marital life, causing her first husband to die, the second one to fall sick and the third to divorce her. Receiving the new Anointing Water for deliverance, she was in a fit of turning round ‘til she finally fell down.

She revealed that as soon as she touched the Anointing Water, there was fire all over her causing her hand to shake.

The third case also involved Wise Man Daniel as he laid hands on people. This time, it was one Rosemary Ofoegbu from Anambra, Nigeria. Rosemary, in her confirmation, revealed that she was initiated by friends while in secondary school with food after which she was given a ring, a bead and glasses. She used the bead to initiate people into their kingdom, the glasses for seducing men and collecting their sperm for cosmetics in their kingdom and the ring for causing accidents. She added how she frustrated the economic ventures of her relations and her mother and how she killed her sister because she was more loved by the parents. She destroyed and seduced pastors who tried to deliver her. The new Anointing Water was used to deliver her.

The next lady was one whom Wise Man Daniel looked and pointed a finger at saying that she slept and felt cold in her tummy because of a python and that the python was the cause of her problems. The lady, Queen by name, confirmed the prophecy saying that she always saw snakes especially when alone and consequently never wanted to stay alone. She had no peace in her present marriage and no child either. Her husband, who was doing well before, had also come down in his business. All this he attributed to the effect of the python in her life. Like the rest before her, she was delivered.

The lady whose video clip was shown next was named Mrs Jack Maureen. In the Monday Live service,the  Wise Man had accosted and told her prophetically that she was a man and as such she could fight anybody and destroy things and that consequently, her marriage was on the verge of breakage as she played the commanding role of the man and relegated her husband to the background.She confirmed the prophecy as revealed on the screen in the Sunday service. She admitted playing the role of the husband for which reason the husband threw her out. She also added that the spirit husband in her had done much damage to her marriage, reducing her husband from wealth to penury. In his confirmation, the husband admitted that he was rich when he married her and also a guitarist in The SCOAN choir at which time the prophet always fondly called him for counselling. He added that the spirit husband lured him to another church so that it could deal with him as was the case. He knelt down before the man of God pleading that he be allowed to reclaim his membership of The SCOAN — a plea which never won the blessing of the prophet, who maintained that it was not so much his membership of another church as his relationship with Christ that was his undoing, assuring him however, that he would always pray for him when required even as he remained in his new church. The couple were delivered.

The lady who mounted the platform next for a testimony, as revealed in the clip, was Mary from Anambra Nigeria who had come to The SCOAN in December for prayer for her baby that was in the wrong position causing her to be booked for operation. The Wise Man at that time warned her on the danger of shunning her mother’s advice in her sexual escapade. The man responsible for the pregnancy was not ready to take responsibility and decided to go into hiding. The wise man advised her to go and apologise to her mother for failing to heed her warning. The immediate problem was that her passage appeared too small for the baby to come through. The Wise Man prayed for her and by that she was able to deliver her twins (a boy and a girl) safely on December 25th last year even though both twins came out with their legs and her male friend also came from hiding.

FRUIT OF THE WOMB MEETING BREAKS BARRENNESS

Mr and Mrs Elsie Nglembua from Namibia were among those in The SCOAN in December 2009 for the Fruit Of The Womb Meeting as part of their struggle against twelve years of barrenness. She recollected some bits from the prophet’s prayer that day -‘Make it happen; your day of deliverance.’ Getting home, her husband and she met spousally that month and it resulted in a pregnancy, later delivered as a baby girl. She reminded the prophet that he should remember that his granddaughter was in Namibia. The couple thanked God and the prophet for their blessing.

MAN RELEASED FROM LIFE SENTENCE AFTER WATCHING EMMANUEL TV

On the platform to narrate his testimony too was Mr John Okoh of Cross River State. John worked in the Nigeria Defence Academy, Kaduna as a store keeper. As soon as he resumed work at the end of his sick leave in 1989, he was arrested and taken to the police station for a very serious offence for which he was sentenced to death by hanging. He was however transferred to Calabar prison. In the Calabar prison, according to him, they had Emmanuel day when the inmates watched Emmanuel TV . As they watched the television, they heard Prophet T.B. Joshua say that somebody was about to be set free and each claimed the declaration for himself. Two weeks later, the governor ordered that a list of all the inmates be sent to his office. The result was that all those on life imprisonment were set free including Mr John Okoh. That was how he regained his freedom after 22 years in prison. He thanked God and the prophet for his release.

ANOINTING WATER HEALS FREIDA

Mrs Freida Ukpoh from Akwa Ibom had suffered from asthma for 18 years. She received the Anointing Water. She found out that seven days after that, she was never troubled by the asthma even though she never took her drugs. It was in that state of physical well-being that she decided to mount the platform for her testimony. As an immediate reward, the prophet gave her the new Anointing Water.

ANOINTING WATER GIVES CHUKWUMA TWINS

Mr and Mrs Chukwuma of Anambra, Nigeria had for the past eight years been looking for the fruit of the womb without success. While the man had the problem of low sperm count, the woman was said to have tube blockage. They got the Anointing Water from a family friend, applied it as instructed and met as husband and wife. That very month Mrs Chukwuma became pregnant and gave birth to twins after nine months. The couple mounted the platform to thank God for His mercy and favour. IT IS SATAN’S GREATEST MISTAKE For two years Mr and Mrs Eze of Enugu, Nigeria had been barren. Like many others who were in need of the fruit of the womb, they took advantage of the Fruit Of the Womb Meeting to visit The SCOAN. An expression from the prophet which struck them most was, ‘The greatest mistake of satan is to allow you to come here.’ They went home after the meeting and met as husband and wife at home resulting in pregnancy. They mounted the platform to thank God for their blessing.

NOTORIOUS ARMED ROBBER DELIVERED

In course of the mass prayer, many with contrary spirits were arrested and fell down in manifestation. One of these was a notorious armed robber named Kelechi. He had a gang of armed robbers with whom he unleashed criminality on innocent people. He had been caught, tried and imprisoned but became more hardened and brutal to his victims on regaining freedom. He had rendered himself invulnerable by meeting witch doctors for charms. He had the head of a three -year -old baby in him which told him what to do during operations. At deliverance he found it difficult to get up complaining that the baby had held his waist stiff. It was not until he shouted, ‘Jesus’ as instructed by the prophet that he was able to get up and thank God for his deliverance. Many of those who had wished the wise men to lay hands on them or prophesy to them felt consoled when the prophet pronounced that the service would start again at 12 noon on Monday.

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The Bible says whatsoever a man confesses in faith he shall receive (Matt. 21:21). It was not David’s victory over Goliath that catapulted him into public notice but his bold confession in the face of an obvious threat to his life. He overcame by the testimony of his mouth (Rev. 12:11). In giving his testimony, he applied his will of God (1 Samuel 17:37). As members of the household of faith, whenever you are facing difficult situations in which it seems there is no future, you should learn to use your weapon of testimony and confession of what the Lord has done in the past and what He is able to do in the circumstance. This would give you strength to face the situation.

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Spirits were high and countenances fresh as the multitudes thronged to attend the first Sunday Service of the year in The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations. Echoing on the lips of the congregants were the words, “Happy New Year, Happy Another Chance!” Yes, the message for the New Year was clear, The Year of Another Chance.

This was the revelation that Prophet T.B. Joshua had declared during the Candlelight Service on New Year’s Eve. While the world celebrated the beginning of 2011, a message of hope was shared which touched the hearts of all who heard it. “If you are hurt, cheated, disappointed, give them another chance because you are given another chance. Jesus has given us another chance,” said Prophet T.B. Joshua. He explained that our old approach to life must change. Criticising instead of praising, neglecting others, being rude, belittling others’ opinions, using insensitive words – these kinds of attitudes and behaviours would hinder the healing of past hurts (Philemon 1:10,16).

As the thousands inside the auditorium and outside the church lit their candles, they joined together in prayer to thank Jesus for giving them another chance. Prophet T.B. Joshua followed by the entire congregation went on their knees. The man of God committed the congregation and viewers worldwide to God saying, “I commit you to God who is able to make you strong and steady in the Lord.” As the people rose to their feet, victory pervaded the atmosphere as the man of God declared, “What you were supposed to become, this is the year to become it! What you have lost, this is the year to regain it!”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The people danced and sang in appreciation to God as the prophet declared, “The voice of weeping, difficulty, trouble, failure, poverty and sickness shall no longer be heard, in Jesus’ name. (Isaiah 65:19)

 

 

 

RESCUED FROM RITUALISTS

It was an average morning for Evangelist Ndeanco Ogbonaya as he entered a bus in a busy Lagocian street with 10 other people on board. Suddenly, he became aware of the other men onboard giving each other signs and then the bus came to a standstill while the driver parked by the side of the road. The men came together and changed the number plate. With this suspicious operation complete, the bus was driven three and a half hours into the deep forest. A chemical powder was sprinkled in the bus making it impossible for him to see although he could still hear the conversation of the hijackers. He could hear the men telling the driver, to drive quick because there in failure there was no security. When they arrived at their destination, the occupants of the bus came out, one by one. Sounds of screaming echoed through the forest. Fear struck Ndeanco’s heart as he realized that he was in a ritualist shrine. Evangelist Ndeanco was about to experience brutal inhuman scenes that he would never forget. Stepping down from the vehicle, he was told to look at the heavens and the earth and say his prayers. He was taken to where they killed people with machetes like animals. He saw people being slaughtered, their heads severed from their body and rolling on the ground. When asked if he thought it was good, Ndeanco had no option but to nod his head as he knew that at the slightest inkling, they could kill him in their place. There was a continual flow of people who were brought into the shrine, in bus loads every 45 minutes. There were about 30 buses in total that were routinely sent out on their deadly missions. The people they kidnapped were young and old alike, from different professions and walks of life yet all victims of this brutal act. They made the fatal mistake of entering the wrong bus at the wrong time. Living in fear, Ndeanco began crying silently because they were killing human beings in his presence, created by the living God. When it was his turn, they asked him to say his last prayer. In the moment of his utter desperation, he heard a voice saying, “Call the God of T.B. Joshua”. He started, shocked at the revelation as he had never worshipped in the church of T.B. Joshua during the nine years he had lived in Lagos. He had even listened to rumours that the man was a magician and had vowed that he would never even cross the street of The SCOAN for fear of the magical powers that were reportedly inside. But the voice came, “Call the God of TB Joshua!” As he did so, the man who was about to kill him dropped the sword and a mighty wind descended upon the shrine, stripping the idols of their power.

The ritualists tried to kill him by using many charms and occultist medicines on him which resulted in terrible wounds on his stomach and leg. When their efforts failed, they placed him in a separate room and called their commander as they did not know what to do. On the sixth day, they called Evangelist Ndeanco and said, ‘This God of T.B. Joshua, where did you obtain Him? You must go because you are causing havoc in our kingdom.’ They then blindfolded him and drove almost four hours before dropping him by the side of the road. Out of nowhere, he saw a blue car which stopped. He couldn’t see the face of the driver because it was shining. The mysterious driver didn’t even ask for any direction but just drove him to where he was headed. He dropped him in a place and said that from there, he could get to where he was going. The next thing he knew, Evangelist Ndeanco made his way to The SCOAN where he shared his incredible testimony during the live Sunday Service, giving thanks to God for saving his life.

GOD CAN USE ANY MEDIUM – THE ANOINTING WRISTBAND

For one year, Mrs Comfort Edwin from Abia state, Nigeria had not seen her menstruation. This worrying condition had led her to different hospitals in search of a solution but in vain. Adamant not to enter the new year with this affliction, Mrs Comfort came to The Candlelight Service at The SCOAN. It was there that she witnessed the deliverance of a man possessed of an evil spirit that pushed him to have affairs with animals, who received the Anointing Wristband. Her faith was lifted up and she began praying to receive her own. When she received the Anointing Wristband, she felt something moving in her stomach. She then went to the bathroom and lo and behold, she discovered that she had started her menstruation! Brimming with joy, Mrs Comfort came out to share her testimony during the service that Sunday.

 

HEALED OF CERVICAL CANCER

Life held a terrible stigma for Mrs Tolulope and her husband. For two and a half years, she had been bleeding severely due to cervical cancer which resulted in an embarrassing and offensive odour. The strain began to take its toll on Mrs Tolulope who became pale due to the loss of blood. Each day, she had to leave the office at 1pm as her boss and colleagues began to complain of the odour. The medics were unable to provide a solution and an operation was deemed to be her last hope. It was then that Mrs Tolulope decided to come to the SCOAN to seek the face of God for her divine healing. It was the Candlelight Service and the night that the Anointing Wristband were used a point of contact for many to receive their healing, deliverance and blessing through the power of the Holy Spirit. The moment that Mrs Tolulope received the wristband which bore the word, “Meditation in God’s Word is a visit with Him”, the bleeding miraculously stopped and the odour simultaneously disappeared. The end to her suffering had come.

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God has a son; His name is Jesus Christ. Long before He was born, Prophet Isaiah had heralded the arrival of a child who was to become our new hope, saying, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end…” (Isaiah 9:6-7).

A glorious light which would dispel all shades of darkness in our lives


Of His birth, three things were promised us which became the basis of our eternal hope:

1. A glorious light which would dispel all shades of darkness in our lives – a great light both for direction and comfort to the people of God.
2. A glorious increase and complete joy arising from His birth (Isaiah 9:7).
3. A glorious liberty and enlargement and with good reason.

The design of the Gospel is to break the yoke of sin and satan and thus remove the burden of guilt and corruption. This child became the Son of God in whom God invested much honour and power, so that we might be happy in His presence.

God so loved the world that He gave this priceless seed to be born unto us. How precious a jewel the Son is to the Father. God so loved the world that He planted this seed – His best seed – in the earth to produce a family. Today, millions are born again through this seed. What a priceless offering is our Lord Jesus Christ to the world! He is God’s most precious possession – a Son in whom the Father is well pleased (Luke 3:22). Through Him all flesh shall see the salvation of God (Luke 3:6). We should appreciate Him; we should hear Him speak (Matthew 17:5).

God's best seed


How do we show our appreciation to Him? When we give every good thing the Lord has given us – our strength, time, faith, love – we are not only meeting the needs of God’s people, we are at the same time showing appreciation for His provision. When Jesus was born, the Bible says, gifts and offerings began to pour in from far and near. Wise men from the east came with their offerings. ‘When they saw the child with His mother, Mary, they knelt down and worshipped Him. They brought out their gifts… and presented them to Him with humility and reverence’ (Matthew 2:11).

It is in our own interest to show our appreciation to this seed and on all occasions

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Thus, giving became the very basis of the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ. There is no love that does not express itself in giving. God so loved us that He planted His best seed in the earth so that His peace might abide with men forever. The seed gave Himself up as a living sacrifice (John 10:15) for our sake, to heal the broken-hearted, give the captives freedom, comfort those who mourn, release the prisoners and defeat their enemies (Isaiah 61:1-4). What a great love! It is in our own interest to show our appreciation to this seed and on all occasions.

Remember, appreciating or honouring Jesus does not consist in wild partying, carousing or any other forms of immoral, self-serving activities as usually happen during Christmas and other Christian festivals today. It does not consist in stealing, killing and plundering in our attempts to “meet the demands of Christmas”. Far be it! Christmas is a time to give and a time to give is a time to show love, kindness and compassion – a time for sober reflection, not only on the benefits of Christmas but also on our unworthy past.

Jesus said to His disciples: “A new command I give unto you, that ye love one another…” (John 13:34). Our love for Christ is the basis of our love for one another (1 John 4:21). Love, kindness, faithfulness and a giving spirit are born at Christmas. Therefore, when you celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas, you are celebrating His giving Spirit, faithfulness, love, kindness and divine knowledge. The union between God and His people all started and was consummated with Christ. We love and honour Him with all our substance because He first loved us by coming down from Heaven only to lay down His life for our redemption. He came down from Heaven and is in Heaven because He loved the world so dearly, so richly.

Through Him, there is a general offer of life and salvation to all who would believe Him. God gave Him up for our sake with this fair proposal, that, “whosoever shall believe in Him shall not perish” (John 3:16). Herein lies the great Gospel duty – to believe. Here is the great Gospel benefit: Through this seed, God has taken away our sin and purchased for us total pardon. Here is God’s design in planting His best seed in the earth: His mission is not to condemn the world but to restore His justice and peace, not as the world gives (John 14:27).

Through this seed, God has taken away our sin and purchased for us total pardon


He has done all this for us. ‘While we were yet sinners, He died for us’ (Romans 5:6-8). What have we done for Him? His injunction (instruction) is very clear: You serve God when you serve humanity for whatsoever you do to your fellow brother that you do unto God. You should cultivate a giving spirit for that is the only way you can be like unto God.

Jesus desires and deserves our best because He has given us His best and Christmas is a time to give our best – every good thing God has given us. It is a time to demonstrate the state of our mind as penitents, through giving, knowing that we are undeserving of His presence.

It is a time to demonstrate the state of our mind as penitents, through giving, knowing that we are undeserving of His presence.


This is the essence of Christmas. Anything short of this is a wrong approach. When we do otherwise, we are not only grieving the Holy Spirit, we are making Him see what is opposed to His will.

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