Wrapped in the anointing atmosphere of God’s presence, The SCOAN on Sunday oozed grace as the man of God;Prophet T.B. Joshua, mounted the altar and engaged the congregation on the important topic – forgiveness. The message, inspired by the case of a barren woman from Ghana who received her fruit of the womb after a prophecy by the man of God last year, stirred the congregation into self-reflection. In the prophecy, the woman was told to forgive her husband for his infidelity as the key to her overcoming her childless condition. Upon obeying the instruction in righteousness through the prophecy, she returned to The SCOAN heavily pregnant!
Explaining Jesus Christ’s words during His crucifixion, the man of God stated: “He never said, ‘Father, forgive him or her’ – He said, ‘Father, forgive them’. It shows you and I are included.”
He went on to explain the implications of un-forgiveness, saying, “If you look at the cause of your stagnancy – why am I not moving forward; what is happening to me; if I go up, I come down again, why is this trouble? Look at the issue of forgiveness. Something is holding you. By now, you are supposed to be at the center of your own world but something is hindering your joy. Ask yourself – what is that thing that is hindering my joy? When you are at the point of breakthrough, something takes you back again. When you have breakthrough, you will begin to experience discomfort, trouble here and there so that you will not enjoy that breakthrough. Something is somewhere hindering you, causing you pain. For 99% here, the answer is forgiveness.”
The man of God then proceeded to minister prayer at the Prayer Line to hundreds of visitors who had come from all over the world to worship at the arena of liberty. The sick were declared healed and those possessed with contrary spirits were set free, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!
Earlier, Wise Man Christopher delivered a powerful message titled: The Best Investment whose proof text was from Acts 9:36-42 – the story of a woman who was kind and good to the poor.
He reiterated: “The case of Dorcas reminds us as Christians that when we help or give, we are planting seeds that will be multiplied back to us in a hundred fold. He who helps others like Dorcas, is conscious of the future for he will find help if he ever falls into trials. If we say that we are Christians, all our concerns, aspirations and earnest heart desires must be subject to the Gospel by works of Charity. If you say that you are a Christian, then you are called to be a father to the fatherless, mother to the motherless, a son or daughter to those who are barren, benefactor to the needy, companion to the lonely and helper to the helpless. They are fatherless so that we can be their fathers. They are motherless so that we can be their mothers. They are lonely so that we can be their companions. They are sick so that we can care for them. When we do this sincerely, we make ourselves so valuable in the Kingdom of God that He will not afford to lose us. The secret of blessing is in giving; the secret of receiving is in giving as in Luke 6:38.”