Obstructing Our Prayer


The Almighty God again demonstrated His everlasting faithfulness to His children on Sunday when His grace manifested with overwhelming dominance at the SCOAN’s Sunday Service. For visitors who had come from all over the world to worship at the church’s headquarters in Lagos – Nigeria, it was an awesome experience as they encountered the power of the Holy Spirit in action. Those who came with afflictions were delivered while those who had sicknesses were prayed for and healed in the name of Jesus Christ. What started with a Prayer Line where God used the faculties of the wise men to set His people free. Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered prayer, prophecy and healing to the congregants in Jesus’ name. He walked among the congregation and, by the power of the Holy Spirit, revealed hidden truths that were root to individuals’ and nations’ problems. The man of God dwelled on the prophetic message he ministered to the congregation the previous week about Christianity not being ‘the work we do but the relationship we maintain and the atmosphere produced by that relationship.’ He subtitled his message: HINDRANCE TO PRAYER. He said the truthfulness to being a genuine born-again Christian begs question when the persons confessing their Christianity still nurse urges of their former life.Image

Prophet T.B. Joshua

“You used to be a drunkard or a smoker before or any of those habits but you have become a Christian. You have stopped it but the urge for it is still there. Are you really born again by God’s standard? We know what urge means; tormenting, irritating, very painful, discomforting – distressful. You can regard it as an affliction. In this case, Only God can know if you are not born again. The fact that people do not see you again in your former bad attitude, orientation, character and disposition does not mean you are truly born again. Only God Almighty knows the heart of man,” said the man of God, drawing people’s attention to Matthew 5:8 – “…Blessed are those pure in heart for they shall see God”.

He went on: “Blessed are those who are pure in heart; they shall pray and their prayer shall be answered. Only faith pleases Him. But what is faith? Faith is of man’s heart. Faith in God is of man’s heart not of man’s mind or flesh. Faith must be confessed and faith must be worked out in action.”

Wise Man Harry also delivered an inspiring message on the altar of The SCOAN titled, The New Life. The proof text was Romans 6:3-8. “When we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Saviour, we were baptised into Christ, we died when He died and therefore, sin’s power over our lives has been broken.

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Wise Man Harry

Salvation is to be set free from sin and its penalties. Regaining your freedom, health, blessing is not the only thing, you also need to cast aside your old self, your self-righteousness and your old nature in order to embrace Jesus Christ.”  

The service which was aired live on the church’s channel, Emmanuel TV, was not without amazing testimonies over God’s power in the lives of His people through various mediums of Anointing Water, Anointing Sticker and Emmanuel TV, among others. We bring you a selected few and, as you read, believe that the next testimony shall be yours. Amen!

 

 

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Millions Given Away – The SCOAN Scholarship Programme


Scholarships Galore

The service also witnessed the gathering of scores of children who are under The SCOAN Scholarship Programme for Children of Widows and Widowers. The children were chosen for their need. All the children came out with very good results and thanked God for the support Prophet T.B. Joshua has been providing for them throughout their school years.

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Beneficiaries Of The SCOAN Scholarship Programme Appreciating God For His Provision

The scholarships they receive encourage them to do better than their best. A few of the children shared their experiences. Later, all of them received financial support according to their individual needs. They were given a total of 5 million naira for their school fees and other necessities for school.

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Beneficiaries Of The SCOAN Scholarship Programme Appreciating God For His Provision

The Sunday service ended with the wise men offering mass prayer during which God delivered and set His people free from the evil spirits that were behind their problems. We at The SCOAN thank God Almighty for His grace which continues to shine through His living church. To Him – and Him alone – be the glory and honour in Jesus’ name!