As usual huge crowds flocked to The SCOAN during the Saturday and Sunday live services.
The service commenced with the prayer line and the wise men ministered prayer, healing and deliverance, in Jesus’ name. Thousands of lives were touched and changed.
Prophet T.B. Joshua enlightened the congregation with Holy Spirit inspired message and said that works without faith are dead, in the same way, faith without works is dead. He also said that what we are doing in secret expresses our belief in the open.
Continuing on from the series titled, ‘Secret Of Faith’, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a powerful, poignant message titled, ‘Works Of Faith’, which drew valuable lessons of life from the faith-filled example of the woman with the issue of blood. He introduced his message by saying, “Works without faith are dead. In the same way, faith without work is dead. The unique place where faith is expressed is in our works. If faith and works do not agree with each other, there is must be something wrong with the faith. Faith is expressed through His works. Our works prove our faith. Our works perfect our faith. Our works complete our faith. Faith worked together with His works.”
Explaining about the desperate circumstances of the woman with the issue of blood that triggered her desperate faith, Prophet T.B. Joshua poetically described the scene in Mark 5:21-32. “The Bible describes a crowd that was overwhelming; all that the woman with the issue of blood could see was sandals and dusty, dirty feet. She could not see anything else but did not give up. She kept saying, “I will live life again, I will be healed. I will live life again, I will be whole!” This was a heart decision. She said, I will be free and indeed she was free.”
He charged the crowd, “It is time to do something different to change your life from failure to success. When you run out of rope, it is time to grab onto faith. Sometimes, we get to the end of ourselves, before God can mold us into glory.”
Prophet T.B. Joshua then spoke extensively on the importance of making ‘a heart decision’, one he stressed that the woman with the issue of blood made in her encounter with Jesus Christ. “A heart decision brings God’s idea. When we begin to have a heart decision, our life will begin to change. A heart decision is not to imitate or copy others. Let God speak to your heart then you will not look like others.”
Powerful life experiences and testimonies of people who received prayer and deliverance in the previous SCOAN services were given, below are a few summaries: