Akelisiyine Pius came to The SCOAN from Ghana with the problem of abject poverty to the extent that he could not take care of his family. Before going back to Ghana, he received the Anointing Water and believed that his life would turn around. He also claimed the prayer point from Prophet T.B. Joshua, “You will dream visions and dreams.” After ministering the Anointing Water in the name of Jesus, he dreamt that Prophet T.B. Joshua was walking with him through a school. When he woke up, he started praying although he had never had any previous thought of opening a school project. A few weeks later, he noticed an abandoned school very close to him. He purchased and took over the school and started the operation in the middle of the academic year. Despite this, the process was very smooth because God was behind it. The school was started with 65 students but before the end of that week, the school was filled up with 100 students. Now, to the glory of God, there are 330 students studying in his school. To add to the facility of the school, he bought a small van. Seeing the school was getting bigger and bigger, he had to exchange the small van with a bigger one. Due to the fast growth of the school, he had to continue to exchange the bigger bus with bigger one again. Now, the school owns a huge coaster bus. With this breakthrough, he advised everyone to do what God has put in their heart with faith.
UNDER GOD’S INFLUENCE
Many today train vigorously, thinking that in warfare, numerous and powerful soldiers would always be victorious. Many study tirelessly, thinking that men of great understanding who are masters of management will always be men of substance. But look throughout history, many a good men spend their days unnoticed, uncelebrated and in obscurity. Ecclesiastes 9:11 says that the race is not for the swift nor the battle for the strong. This philosophy goes against common sense but it is the reality, It is the wisdom of God. For God does not need a majority to fight His war; He just needs a suitable man.
Are you suitable? They are suitable who have submitted to His will, who subject themselves to the check and conduct of the Holy Spirit, who lay their souls under souls under His influences and operations.
James 4:7-8, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you…”
Joseph knew he would face certain trying situations that would challenge his continued commitment to Christ but that if he was under the check and conduct of the Holy Spirit, God would rescue His faithful servant out of trouble and put honour upon him. And by His grace, Joseph was rescued indeed. Are you a suitable man?
Prayer: When God’s grace is taken away, nothing pure, nothing good in you will stay. The protection will be gone, your strength will be gone, your victory will be gone. Everything that makes meaning in you will be gone. Right now, bow down your head and ask God not to take His grace away from you.
FURTHER BIBLE READING
I FIRST HEARD OF T.B. JOSHUA IN THE 1950s…
Destined to be one of God’s great Generals, Evangelist C.S. Upthegrove from Florida, USA, is a living legend whose contribution to spread the Gospel has been breathtaking. Former Pastor of Miracle Valley Church, he served under another General, A.A. Allen. God has since greatly used him to advance His Kingdom here on earth. In this exclusive piece, he shares with Read Us his experiences in the service of the Lord and his encounter with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. He writes:
In my day, miracles were on the menu at any given time. We always praised God, as soon as blind eyes were opened or a cancer was suddenly gone. We were in a marvellous time of reaping. So many ministers of God had prepared the way for the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on those who so desperately needed it.
During the 1930s through the 50s, people were trying to recover from what was later known as the Great Depression. Pentecost had received a new grace, since the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, not to mention those who had already been awakened during the turn of the new century. Great men and women of God sprung out of every corner of the globe, bringing in tremendous signs, wonders and miracles.
The intensity began to wane around 1909, as the move of God splintered into many factions and denominations. But people did not want to lose the high ground they had gained. Feeling the decline, the intercessors picked up their positions again.
Around 1947, a new voice began to arise. This was like nothing the Church had ever heard of since Bible days. Many weary ministers and evangelists who were on the verge of giving up their ministries due to lack of God’s manifest presence and power, became quickened and alive with new hope and fervour. They began to see the power of God on a level unknown for hundreds of years, at least not known to the masses.
This gentle, soft-spoken man stepped out of obscurity and took the world by surprise. William Branham, with complete accuracy, could look into the entirety of anyone’s life and give exact details of even the smallest things through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit. Whole schools of deaf children would pass through a prayer line and be healed. The miracles and prophetic words were astounding.
Out of his ministry grew what would later be called the ‘Latter Rain Movement’. Oral Roberts attended his meetings and took on the challenge to pray for the sick. T.L. Osborn was ready to walk away from the mission field because after years in the service of the Lord, he felt fruitless. He watched this small man from Kentucky tell people in great detail things that no one else knew and as he witnessed a child with no bones in his legs suddenly develop bones, he had one thought: ‘I need this impartation.’
As the fire came down, a worldwide revival began but by the beginning of the 1960s, it too had begun to fade. In my own ministry, the miraculous was always present but the worldwide stage had closed its ear. You see, it’s not enough to have great meetings and even have God sweep through a city. God is always looking to move onto the eternal high ground that will send the Word to every nation as one great voice in unison.
It was in this desire to see God’s glory fill the earth that my daughter, Evangelist Brenda Upthegrove Price, began her travail of soul like Hannah of old: “Oh God, the Eli system has taken over Your people. There is sin at the door and Eli no longer confronts his sons. Lord, if You don’t send a Samuel that will put things back in order, then You will surely leave us without a voice on the earth”.
Being a prayer warrior, my daughter began to cry to God day and night: “Lord, let me see the wells of these great men of God that I have known begin to flow through the nations of the earth. Please, bring back Your glory to this generation and to the United States of America”.
In the spirit of that prayer, God began to direct her. One night, in desperation, she went to YouTube and simply typed in the word, ‘Miracles’. One name kept popping up: ‘T.B. Joshua’. She started to search everything she could find about this ministry but he (T.B. Joshua) was in Africa.
“Lord,” she prayed, “I would love to be in his services”. Two weeks later, she read an advertisement for an Anointing Water Conference that would be a mere three hours from her home. How could it happen in this state and in a city so close to where she lived? During the night, God spoke to her saying: “This is the answer to your prayers. I will open the wells of these great moves upon the earth and in your nation. This will be the death of the Eli system and the beginning of the restoration of My power”.
A few weeks after the Anointing Water Conference, Wise Man Harry came. This added to her excitement. While there, Emmanuel TV interviewed her and she briefly gave the account written above. God supernaturally brought us to the attention of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
After talking to the Emmanuel TV team, we were received as special guests in Lagos, Nigeria. I will never forget the invitation to visit The SCOAN. It was the beginning of a wonderful time of encouragement and mutual love and respect. I was 83 years old, and I had already claimed Psalm 71:18: “Now, when I am old and grey headed, oh God, forsake me not, until I have shown Thy strength unto this generation and Thy power to everyone who is to come”. When I caught the long flight to Lagos, Nigeria, I was thanking God all the way, because I knew I was in the centre of His will. Too often, we have lived in His permissive will but thank God for the feeling; I was in His divine perfect will. Since that meeting with the Prophet, we were added to his family. Now, I truly feel that he is my son and his family is my very own family. We thank God for Prophet T.B. Joshua, the ministry of The Synagogue Church Of All Nations, and Emmanuel TV.
I have been in the deliverance ministry since I was 15 years old and my life seemed almost complete, since I had seen miracles all over the world with Great Generals from the 40s, 50s and 60s, including pastoring a great church in Miracle Valley, Arizona under the direction of Apostle A.A. Allen. The one thing that I had not seen fulfilled was a prophecy that he gave to me personally.
One day, while he and I were riding along in his car, A.A. Allen turned to me and said: “Brother Upthegrove, I may not be living when this comes to pass but I believe you will”. He began to describe a time coming when the Azusa Street Revival in 1906, under the direction of William Seymour, would be just a beginning of what God was going to do.
Please, hear me now – I know about the miraculous. But from the moment my feet walked on the holy ground of The SCOAN, excitement began to build in my soul as I saw the desperation of the thousands of sick and afflicted from all over Africa and other nations. They came together for a miracle. I knew this was it.
I had the privilege of watching the Wise Men lay hands on the sick and cast out demons. God spoke to my spirit and said: “What you are seeing is the prophecy being fulfilled in this place. I will pour out My Spirit in this place”. I began to weep. The following Sunday, Prophet T.B. Joshua was so gracious to me. He knew by the Spirit that I was supposed to speak for a few minutes to the thousands in attendance.
Out of all my friends, former pastors and churches, missionaries and whomever I have known in my 70 years of ministry, I was so moved by the fulfilled prophecies of Prophet T.B. Joshua and the miracles of healing, along with demons being cast out, that I knew this was that which was spoken in prophecy to me by A.A. Allen.
Recently, I had the privilege of joining my spiritual son, T.B. Joshua in Cali, Colombia, with approximately 50,000 people in attendance each night. In all my 70 years in this ministry including being in service with great Generals of the faith, Oral Roberts, Catherine Kuhlman, William Branham, Jack Coe, A.A. Allen and many others, I had never seen so many people get out of wheelchairs and give up their crutches, walking and praising God for healings and great deliverances.
Thank God, I have lived long enough to see the promise come to pass. This Prophet of God, T.B. Joshua, is so anointed by the Spirit that many times, all he has to do is speak the Word and the sick are healed.
I am so blessed to be part of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations family.
God bless all of you.
This article was taken from the first issue of Read Us, the official magazine of The SCOAN.
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The Committee for the Defence of Human Rights (CDHR) has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to expedite action on the release of the security report of investigation into the collapsed Synagogue, Church of All Nations building in which over a hundred lives, mostly South Africans, were lost on September 12, 2014.
The human rights group made this call during a solidarity rally held in support of the Founder and General Overseer of the church, Prophet T.B. Joshua at the premises of the church on Monday, February 9, 2015. The group was led by its National President, Comrade Sunny Enenuvwedia, Vice President, Comrade Ade Ikuesan as well as the National Auditor, Comrade Adesegun Aloba.
Speaking to newsmen while inspecting the site of the collapsed building, Comrade Enenuvwedia wondered why the presidential committee set up to look into the circumstances surrounding the incident is yet to release a report. He observed that the essence of the solidarity rally is to ensure that justice is done bearing in mind the international implications of the incident which claimed the lives of foreign nationals.
“Why has it taken the government so long to unravel what happened here,” Enenuvwedia questioned. “Even though I am a layman, I know these foundations are very solid,” he said, standing before the huge foundations of the collapsed building.
“All we are hearing is let the man of God come to court,” he continued. “For what? What is the reason for that? Is it not the building that collapsed? We don’t believe in ethnicity or politicizing issues. We have to attend to issues the way they are. They should allow the man of God to remain where he is and do the work God has assigned to him. Enough of humiliating TB Joshua – CDHR will not stand and see that happen. We will continue to fight for the rights of all Nigerians. We have demanded that the government release this report within two weeks. Let the whole world know the reason for this action.
”The group circulated flyers that questioned many issues pertaining to the collapsed building. For instance, the flyer carried the following questions: who owns the plane that crossed over The Synagogue building several times? Who is the pilot of the plane? Why is the Federal Government quiet about what happened?
The Chairman of the Ogun State chapter, Comrade Folarin Olayinka bemoaned the lack of respect Nigeria had shown for the sanctity of human life. “When you see what has happened here, it is quite unfortunate that Nigeria has become a country where everything is politicized,” he said. “The lives of human beings are no longer valuable to the leadership of our country.”
“We have come to demand justice and agitate against the denial and delayed justice,” he defiantly continued. “We are all aware of what happened at the church here. They said that they have constituted a panel to come up with a report to determine what happened but since then, no report has come out. The Federal Government should come out with the report of the evil that has befallen the church. They should come out to reveal the perpetrators. We don’t want it to be swept under the carpet. It is the cry of the people that has necessitated our coming here today. Anyone that has caused sorrow, we believe that they will not go unpunished,” he concluded.
Speaking on behalf of the church, one of the foreign evangelists showed the human rights group the strength of the foundations, observing that the collapse was a controlled demolition that was planned and executed. He also said that the incident had not stopped foreigners from visiting the church in search of spiritual rejuvenation.
Meanwhile, a delegation of visiting Russians who spoke to newsmen said people from their nation would continue to visit Nigeria because of the great works God is doing through Prophet T.B. Joshua. Spokesman of the delegation, Mr. Ramin Teyyubov who led other members of the delegation to the site of the collapsed building said Nigerians should appreciate their own.
“Russian people and countries from the former Soviet Union love T.B. Joshua, respect this ministry and know what God is doing through him,” Teyyubov stated. “We are joining the Committee for the Defence Of Human Rights and we agree with the questions they are asking. People are asking from our country why this issue has not been resolved yet.”
“All of us live under one God and He sees everything,” the Russian counseled. “I was sitting at home and wondering who the pilot was,who planned this and why the government is still keeping silent. They know what is happening. Weknow Prophet T.B. Joshua, his integrity and how he walks with God. These are very important questions that need answers!
”Representatives of CDHR were then shown the 11 ambulances belonging to The SCOAN that were used during the rescue operation. The human rights group insisted that they were moving to Abuja next to continue their protest until the government released the security report.
The inquest into the cause of the collapse of the building is set to resume on Tuesday 10th February 2015.
Nosa Osazuwa was present during the rally
This article was sent to us by one of our readers, a one-time skeptic on the happenings in Scoan we deem it fit to publish it:
Like the story of doubting Thomas, in respect to the numerous testimonies I have watched on Emmanuel.tv, and to actually source for the genuineness, I mean the validity of such healings, deliverances, breaking of ancestral altars, praying for the pregnant women under labor or that are experiencing delayed pregnancy, that is, overdue labor as a result of fibroid and the praying against cesarean session (C.S) and other forms of anomaly prone to women during child birth.
As a born again emphatically, rooted in the Living Faith Church a.k.a “Winners Chapel” (the biggest church in Africa). My doubts are the manner of healing and deliverance, the sheer number of testimonies erupting from the T.B Joshua’s Emmanuel.tv channel and many ‘far and wide’ rumors about SCOAN however, I deem it imperative to source for the authenticity of the aforementioned miracles. Its source and legitimacy became a driving force for me; I developed a skeptic perception against the SCOAN President and the followers of his Ministry’s doctrines. Won’t any world renowned credible organization stand up to scrutinize the alien activities of SCOAN? to at least put my mind to rest.
More so, the usual deliverance approach and methodology they employ in the church on weekly basis via; the Scoan prayer line/emergency session, all these I presumed were stage-managed between the SCOAN General overseer/ president, T.B. Joshua and his cohorts in order to initiate or indoctrinate innocent Christians and perhaps the entire Christendom into their strange practices which I tagged as ‘deceptive tendencies’ exaggerated in order to win souls through their drama, deliberately portrayed on the media in the name of salvation, viz; healing, deliverance and reconciliation of broken homes and marriages and so on, which the ministry strongly upholds to it tenets.
Quite captivating enough, the last straw that broke the camel’s back leading to my visit to the SCOAN was the healing of a Pastor, whom I vividly recognized running a degree programme at the University of Port Harcourt – Rivers State, Nigeria. Pastor Mark Pepple. He hails from the same ‘clan’ with me– Bonny Island in Rivers State, Nigeria. This Pastor was struck with a sudden mental disorder (insane) sometime middle last year, during a programme he had at his church’s headquarters at Abuja – Nigeria, a predicament his church could not cope with having engaged in numerous deliverance, series of fasting and prayers for about six months, including his general overseer there in Abuja, all efforts were in futility.
Therefore, in agreement between the church headquarters and General Overseer and the ill pastor’s biological father, he was booked for the SCOAN emergency prayer line session online. Weeks later, they were invited. This I confirmed from the ill pastor’s father whom I knew very well. I actually watched the deliverance clips sometime in November 2013; on a Sunday evening while I was having my dinner after church, to my amazement this sick pastor whom I recognized very well was healed in the name of Jesus Christ by the SCOAN president, T.B Joshua within few seconds, all I could hear was “you demon I command you out in the mighty name of Jesus’’ and sanity was restored instantly, the chains that he was bounded with were unlocked by his biological father, his talking in abstract ceased, sanity was restored, he recognized his biological father and co-pastors who brought him to the Scoan, certainly unknown to him during his incapacitation (mentally). This I watched in my sitting room stricken with absolute amazement. I deliberately had to travel to visit this family some weeks after the footage I watched via; the Emmanuel TV, I engaged on mutual discussion with the delivered pastor and our discussions were quite progressive, he even disclosed his preparation towards his project topics at the University of Port Harcourt.
However, as the doubting Thomas, I made up my mind to personally visit the Scoan for surveillance, I applied for 10 days leave at my place of work, this request was granted by my boss some weeks later, having received my previous month’s wages, I left Bonny Island for Port Harcourt on the 4th of march 2014, then a day after on the 5th of march, was my first journey to the Synagogue Church Of All Nations. It was so hectic; I was confronted with the present petrol challenges, long queues at the petrol filling stations and the terrible traffic situation in Lagos caused delays in my journey; this can be commonly interpreted as driving “bumper to bumper” and choked in a bus at a high temperature climate, it was indeed an uneasy trip anyway, until I alighted at a popular bus park known as “CELE BUS PARK” then boarded an intra-commuter to the SCOAN at Ikotun Egbe, Lagos. When I finally arrived at the SCOAN, I was just in my own world because my visit was uninvited, I never booked online visit, this I found contrary to the standards of the SCOAN, and I deliberately resorted not to conform to its standards anyway, with ulterior motives, in order not to be trapped by their strategies.
Because, I was on a spy mission and this is the reason why I decided to embark on the journey prior to the weekend in order to monitor the mysteries behind these unusual miracles. I to took a critical survey of the activities especially on how the prayer line is been conducted.
Contrary to my initial presumptions and curiosities was the aftermath anyway. I carefully monitored the emergency session, the influx of foreign immigrants across the length and breadth of the globe, the authentication of medical reports from non-private hospitals, and I was disqualified in this rigorous process despite my claims of illness because I don’t have any substantial evidence. In fact, it was a thorough screening exercise to prove the authentication of the medical claims brought by the patients requesting prayer at the SCOAN emergency/prayer line. More astonishingly, I even saw people with ‘HIV/AIDS positive 1\2’ medical reports. Although, I decided to attend the screening earlier i.e. about 2 hours prior to screening (6:00a.m) prompt, rather (8:00a.m) in order to satisfy my doubts if it is truly stage-managed, but I didn’t discover anything fishy anyway, all the people who were healed at the emergency, I personally witnessed their screening and entrance.
Thus, in the course of the last service tagged Prophetic service, the President of the SCOAN went amidst the thick congregation within the auditorium and the overflow revealing prophecies to the brethren chronologically seated, about their immediate confronting predicaments, including the foreign visitors who all confirmed his prophecies to them to be true. I even can’t imagine the military officers all in uniforms, seated amongst the congregation also confirmed his word to them to be true, a cross section of the Nigerian Police Force, Army, Navy, all seated in spite of their Ranks clearly distinguished. Short sermon was preached, healings and prayers were led in the name of Jesus Christ.
Thereafter, on Sunday 9th March, 2014. I left my hotel room early to the church complex (6:00a.m.). As usual, I witnessed a great number of people already marching into the auditorium led by the ushers. I had reminisced of my church’s Faith Tabernacle of the Living Faith Church, Canaan land, Ota in Ogun State, Nigeria. The SCOAN Sunday live service was awesome; soul inspiring spiritual praises and worship songs includes diverse testimonies and healings, breakthroughs in different facets by the application of the anointing water and stickers and violent prayers by the congregation in symbiotic responds with the SCOAN President T B Joshua.
However, it didn’t occur to me that my spy mission into the SCOAN would have been my last day on this planet, ignorant of the fact that Sunday March 11th 2014, the members of the dreadful northern Boko Haram Sect, had decided to unleash their malicious attack against the SCOAN President and brethren, an attack with obvious detrimental effect on Christians worshiping in the sanctuary of God. This is a similar incident that occurred to one of the branches of my church in Bauchi State, about 12km (7miles) from the State Capital, left 21 dead and about 45 brethren injured, so sympathetic and tragic indeed.
Although, contrary to this inimical act of the aforementioned Sect, which they have masterminded to bomb the SCOAN and brethren including the SCOAN President, T B Joshua, but his prayers that afternoon in the course of the service was vehemently hot, filled with Holy Ghost Fire. Unbelievable! The prayers of the SCOAN President inside the church auditorium threw the Boko Haram Sect members into jeopardy, an impromptu perplexing erupted amongst (5) of the gang members whose mission became unaccomplished, the first of its kind according to the live confession of one the Sect members who ran into the congregation for live confession and refuge, this I personally witnessed. He disclosed his name as Mustapha, claimed been part of the numerous insurgencies carried out by the Sect, but this was a total failure he confessed that the SCOAN President’s prayer was filled with fire which threw them into confusion and they ran helter skelter from the restaurant where they were eating prior to execute their unholy attack against the SCOAN. Mustapha, confessed that the fire became more sensational on them via; the Emmanuel TV channel in the restaurant, this he could not withstand any longer, therefore he decided to come and plead to the SCOAN President, and the rest of his accomplice their whereabouts, quite unknown to him.
Furthermore, he confessed how they drank some concussion in order to intensify their power and maximized fortification to successfully unleash their wicked scheme without pity.
On the whole, I must affirm that my espionage into the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) was quite awesome and an absolute contradiction of my initial concept about the SCOAN. More so, the generalized ironic philosophy and the ‘wide held critics/notions’ of the church been satanic, I can strongly concur to be a blatant and falsified inference, a negative proposition held with a popular view to discredit T B Joshua and his ministry. One cannot imagine the power of God without having an encounter with Him. God still uses any medium to reach His people. In the (Acts of the Apostles, 19:11) Paul’s handkerchief as an ‘apron’ to heal the sick, even shadows. Water was transformed into wine, (2) two fishes and (5) five loaves of bread to feed about 5,000 people. Based on my findings, may I please reiterate that, the SCOAN President, T B Joshua no doubts is one of the prophets of our time, been used by God to reach this present generation.
Thus, I can’t imagine his dispositions towards the less privilege in our society, I mean this cannot be quantified in an obvious stratified and capitalist society we find ourselves, a society where input yields into the desired output, the word ‘charity’ has totally gone into oblivion. Emphatically, T B Joshua’s sermons and teachings are very precise, edifying and soul lifting. I can gladly deduce that his teachings on ‘Love dominates and captivates the minds’ of many, this exemplifies the teachings of Christ in the ‘’Golden Rule’’. T B Joshua is filled with the power of God; one cannot imagine the Boko Haram’s Sect inability to unleash their negative vices against the SCOAN. What could have restricted this attack? This still puzzles me. Could this not be the ‘amazing grace and awesome power of God’ in action? This is a dreaded Sect with deliberate intentions from the pit of hell to antagonize the finished work of our lord Jesus Christ, a foe to the entire Christian Faith, of course being responsible for the numerous fatalistic explosions to our Christian Faith. A Sect not minding the consequences that its actions brings upon our nation in the international scene, not considering the innocent souls been wasted, I would have gone into early eternity prior to our creator’s call. God’s power at work using the SCOAN General overseer T.B. Joshua mightily, his prophecies are real and divine. I can discern him having ‘amiable charisma’ that seems beyond that of a mere human being. Inspiring testimonies of the anointing water and sticker – To the Glory of God I was opportune to get the anointing water, also affirmed to the circumstances for marital challenges in my linage during the Saturday’s prophetic service I attended. At this point I begin to reaffirm to the fact that the broad way leads to destruction, the narrow way is life, the fact that salvation is a personal race.
NB – A lady by the name of Patience Amaka (email@example.com) sent me this piece, requesting that I publicize it, presumably given the numerous online articles I have written about SCOAN. It is well worth a read! Thanks.
A former member of the Redeemed Christian Church Of God named Grace Venn has vented anger at church authorities for ‘deceiving her’ about controversial Nigerian Pastor T.B. Joshua.
In an impassioned rant on YouTube, Grace revealed that the strong stance of prominent leaders in The Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and The Pentecostal Fellowship of Nigeria (PFN) against T.B. Joshua had affected ‘millions’ negatively.
“I have asked God to help me to forgive all these so-called Christian “mighty” ministers of God for misleading me and millions of people for decades now, accusing Prophet T.B. Joshua and SCOAN to be the devil’s handiwork,” she irately commented on one of Joshua’s numerous online videos.
“Because of the attack on Prophet T.B. Joshua by CAN, PFN and by all these great men of God and the members of their churches, millions of souls like me and members of my family who could have received our deliverance through Prophet T.B. Joshua have suffered for nothing,” she further alleged.
Venn described how she knew of The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN)over 20 years ago but refused to attend the church because of the warning she received from church leaders.
“I lived just 3 bus-stops from the SCOAN in Ejigbo but I never stepped inside the church for one day, even for one minute. My family and I vowed never to step our feet there because Redeemed church members were ALWAYS being warned by our church leaders who were preaching seriously to us NEVER to go near SCOAN premises and to shun Prophet T.B. Joshua,” she exploded.
However, according to the former Redeemed member, Joshua’s crimes causing him to merit such denunciation were never revealed.
“We were never told what Prophet Joshua’s sins were and how he offended anybody to warrant such verbal attacks and curses from fellow Christians who say they know God and hear from God,” she added.
According to her, these warnings against Joshua continue to be sounded by ‘jealous’ church leaders. “Until today, the Redeemed Church and other church leaders in Nigeria and overseas are still warning their members never to go near SCOAN. May God forgive these church people who are misleading, deceiving and hindering millions from receiving their deliverance and blessings from God through Prophet Joshua!”?
It is only after Venn relocated to London, UK that she did some personal investigations and arrived at the conclusion that the warnings peddled by her church leaders against Joshua were based on falsehoods.
“What is paining me now is that now I know the value of SCOAN and Prophet T.B. Joshua, I am living in London, thousands of miles away from Nigeria… We allowed ourselves to be deceived and misled because we listened to jealous accusations from these people who say they are ‘God’s ministers’. Unknown to us, they were being used by satan to deceive millions of Christians in Nigeria,” she concluded.
The video Grace shared her experiences on detailed the confession of Pastor Gabriel Ikpenwa, a former Assistant Pastor at Redeemed, who narrated how he once preached in crusades that T.B. Joshua was the ‘Anti-Christ’ before his own personal marital problems led him to The SCOAN where he found solace and deliverance.
By Ihechukwu Njoku
“Good morning! I had the problem of a spiritual wife for the past 18 years which affected me in so many ways. It caused me disappointment, limitations and destroyed my academic career. This evil spirit further created hatred towards me by people. Keeping good friends was so difficult because the spiritual wife never allowed me to come in contact with anything or anyone that would enhance my life. I became so depressed because anytime I was about to experience breakthrough, I would see myself having sex in the dream and then face disappointment.
“In fact, the Faith Bracelet from The SCOAN came in as a saving grace! I was so privileged to receive the Faith Bracelet and after two days of wearing it, the spiritual woman appeared to me in the dream, removed a ring from her finger and threw it at me! She told me that the fire was too much for her to stand and she wanted a divorce!!! Since that day, the spiritual wife is the thing of the past! Thank You, Jesus, for this incredible deliverance. I can testify that since receiving this Faith Bracelet, my spiritual life has totally transformed. My heart is now constantly engaged in the things of God and I am no longer wasting time on things that have no lasting value or significance in my life.”
A pastor based in Zimbabwe shared this practical testimony about how following Prophet T.B. Joshua’s instruction concerning ‘Water Therapy’ has revolutionised his spiritual life!
“I am a pastor and I want to thank God for the recent revelation Prophet T.B. Joshua shared with us concerning ‘Water Therapy’. After I had started, the Lord ministered to my heart to fast and pray for a period. By the special grace of God, I fasted 9 days and 9 nights with this water therapy! Incredibly, I never felt hungry! In fact, I even gained weight in the fast and my strength seems to have increased!
“Those I told about my fasting never believed it because they expected me to be skinny, to have lost weight and be feeling very weak! This is a big miracle for me. I have tried fasting many times but even after one day and night without taking fluids, I would be exhausted and have to stop. During the first day of the fast, I was expecting to feel tired towards evening time but there was nothing like that. I carried on from day 2 to day 3 and then on to day 9! I even doubted at first if I was actually fasting but I quickly remembered the Words of God through His prophet T.B. Joshua that fasting should not stop us from taking water. Please share my testimony to as many people as you possibly can, in Jesus’ name!”
Chineni Kabanda shared this faith-building testimony concerning the ‘Water Therapy’. Be encouraged as you read, in Jesus’ name:
“I suffered from itchy pimples and blisters in both my hands and feet. They were oozing water and pus and were so itchy that I screamed when scratching them. Each time, I would have to take a needle and pop them. They now turned into wounds and small pimples continued to appear around the wounds. I went to the chemist and they said it was scabies and medicine and drugs were prescribed. I used them for a week and it got worse!
“I am a teacher and during that time, I had a class of 4-5 year old kids at a very high standard pre-school for the wealthy people in South Africa. The parents were worried at my condition, so I went to hospital and my hands and feet had to be bandaged daily. I was off for several weeks and my employer wasn’t happy at all. It got slightly better and I returned to work but the pimples continued to reappear and were unbearably itchy. My skin became so hard and rough with lots of scars. It was so embarrassing and I knew it was the devil’s work.
“I was watching Emmanuel TV the day Prophet T.B. Joshua introduced us to ‘Water Therapy’ and I started that very day. Behold, brothers and sisters in Christ – my skin is now completely back to normal! No more scars or roughness! Thank You, JESUS!”
To learn more about ‘Water Therapy’, please watch this instructional clip:
Be inspired by the following testimony from Sisasenkosi from Zimbabwe!
“Emmanuel! I am a 27 year old lady and I wish to give God all the glory for the healing which has taken place in my body. I was passing out black smelly blood for 4-5 days before l could have my normal period every month. The black blood was rotten blood showing that it had been in my body for some time and became stale. This problem was with me for 4 years and it made my life extremely uncomfortable. I avoided being around people when l was passing out that blood because l was afraid they would smell the terrible odour.
“I visited doctors and they could not give me any medication because they didn’t know what to say was wrong with me. Also, this year in January 2015, l visited a doctor again because l was desperate for a diagnosis so that l could get healing. The medical staff around me all suspected different things such as fibroids and cancer. So on the 6th January 2015 my doctor referred me to a scan of the uterus. The aim of the scan was to check where the black rotting blood was coming from. A full uterus scan was done but they couldn’t find out what the problem actually was. Because of that, the doctor could not give me any tablets because he failed to figure out where the blood was coming from.
“God saw that l was at a very desperate point and needed Him to intervene as my last hope of healing. So, on 30th January l was privileged to receive the Anointing Water through my brother who resides in South Africa. The Anointing Water was actually sent for my mother who was suffering from severe depression which had made her suicidal. So, when l saw it, l also believed that it was sent for me. l went to my room, shut the door and put the Anointing Water against my womb. The bottle was closed and it was still inside the box but l believed it would heal me even through the box without opening it!
“When l prayed and continued holding the bottle inside a box, the power of God hit me so hard that l couldn’t stand. I was thrown all over the room by the Holy Ghost for about an hour! l knew at that moment that my healing had come. I felt like vomiting and even though l didn’t get to vomit anything out l knew that the demon behind my affliction had come out!
“To the glory of God on the 4th of February last week, l got confirmation that indeed l have been healed. For the first time in 4 years, l saw fresh red normal blood coming out of my body. I passed out healthy blood like all other women do out there and l am giving all the glory to Jesus who touched me through the Anointing Water! Even as l write this testimony, l am still bleeding because Jesus is still cleaning my womb. In the past years l had feared not having children but now l am confident that someday l will get married and be a mother too. Thank You, Jesus! Thank you, Prophet TB Joshua! Thank you, SCOAN!”
Please share with us your own testimonies in the comments section below, to the glory of God!
For those who may have come across a recent article credited to a South African Minister in the presidency; Jeff Radebe published by The Citizen:Radebe Blast T.B Joshua, the article shows how desperate the perpetrators of the SCOAN Collapse building attack are out to divert the attention of the public from the reality on ground to a direct attack on Prophet T.B Joshua’s person. Radebe accused the Prophet of making his money through dubious means; he claimed he had information of T.B Joshua recruiting people in Nigeria and places them in wheelchairs to make money.
“That Guy (TB Joshua), I am told, he buys people, gives them money and places them in wheelchairs. Those people are making money. It is the money that talks,” Radebe said.
Radebe hate speech clearly shows he has a personal grudge against Prophet T.B Joshua and his ministry. All of is accusations against T.B Joshua’s ministry are simply speculations from T.B Joshua’s critics void of evidence. Is Radebe calming he is wiser than thousands of South Africans that come to SCOAN weekly for their healings and deliverances? If those countless numbers of healings that takes place in SCOAN are all scam as he wants the people to believe, why many South Africans and other nations of the world continues to visit the SCOAN to get solution for their problems even after this resent tragedy that took many lives. It is an embarrassment for a man in government to allow sentiment and personal hatred to blind is eyes from the truth, Radebe has joined the bandwagons that find pleasure in adding injuries to other people’s misfortune.
On the rescue operation of the building Collapse victim, Radebe who may be seen as being an intelligent man claimed that T.B Joshua barred the rescue workers from retrieving the bodies after the collapse, this accusation from Radebe clearly shows that he is a man without an independent mind, he is one of those that places their judgment on what they are told without independently verifying the truth. Account from the ongoing coronal inquest set to investigate the collapsed building has showed that SCOAN never block or hindered any rescue operation, instead, SCOAN provided 11 ambulances during the rescue operation and also paid the bills of all the expenses that lead to a successful rescue operation.
Radebe even went far to call on the families of the collapse Vitim to take legal actions against SCOAN. For what, I ask Radebe? T.B Joshua should be sued for being attack by an external enemy. Is Radebe even aware of what is going on now, Investigation from experts and majority of opinions from members of the public has shown that the incident was an extraordinary affair and even families of the victims know it was an attack so what is Radebe saying.
Radebe even went too far to insult the prophet personality, he called T.B Joshua an uneducated man and claim he don’t quote bible verse when he preach, as if education is a prerequisite of being called by God, he supposed to know that great men are not measure by their educational qualification or by how good their English vocabulary is, but by their world impact, what is the essences of being educated and yet your environment have not felt your positive impact. If truly Radebe do watch or listen to the prophet message on Emmanuel.tv he should have known that the message of the Prophet are preached with scriptural backing, this viewers of emmanuel.tv can attest to.
On his doubt of Hiv/Aids healing in SCOAN, we have time without number use this medium to call on the World Health Organization (WHO), any other health organization and media house around the world to visit SCOAN themselves and confirm if those healings that take place there are real, if truly the world appreciate good health. Until proven otherwise Hiv/Aids healing in SCOAN are 100% real. All healing in SCOAN are done openly and broadcast live on Emmanuel.tv anybody that claim he does not believe in the divine healing that is taking places in SCOAN, that’s his ‘cup of tea’, everybody is not expected to believe but don’t criticize what you can’t prove otherwise, that’s what separate the wise from the foolish.
Baseless accusation like this from a minister in the Presidency make one to wonder if the coronal inquest and others investigators assigned with the responsibility to uncover the mystery surrounding the SCOAN collapse building will come out with a genuine report free of bias. Because it is obvious many of these individuals have personal grudges against the Prophet, T.B Joshua which is likely to influence the outcome of their investigation. What else do we have to say, Radebe a minister in the South African Presidency has already taking a prejudicial stand that SCOAN was responsible for the building collapse, an incident undergoing investigation. We hope he publicly apologies to the South African Public for degrading his office by venturing into a controversial issue of this magnitude and taking side even when the case is still under investigation.