During The SCOAN Sunday service of October 18, 2015, the choir created the enabling environment for the Word to flourish in the minds of the congregants who danced their hearts out in praise and worship of the Most High God. Not minding the harsh economic and political situations around the world, every congregant exuded incomparable confidence in God’s ability to put smiles on their faces because “Jesus conquered the world and gave us victory. Victory, victory, Hallelujah”.
In her message titled FAITH CONFESSION, Evangelist Kemi admonished Christians to cling more unto the power of God to do all things through faith irrespective of the discouraging realities around the world. Speaking further, she said that by faith we please God and live in line with His will for us, “People of God, when we know that the Word is God speaking to us now, it is not difficult for us to act upon it now… God has given us the measure of faith, the Spirit of faith and the Word of faith we would require to live for Him here and now.” In other words, there is nothing a Christian will ask of God or decree with his mouth believing that it is done, that will not be done for him by Heaven. As custodians of God’s Word, Christians have been redeemed to receive their heart’s desires through faith in Christ Jesus.
UNCHAINED FROM POVERTY, LUST AND DEPRESSION
Mr Zwindofhela Ratshikombo’s problem was hydra-headed. The young South African
was labouring with the yoke of poverty and business failure. The twin morale destroyers were also accompanied by the spirit of lust, womanising and depression. In his desperate search for solution, he was told to go to the graveyard to worship the dead in order to break the yoke that was making his life miserable. But instead of making progress, his graveyard escapades resulted in worse conditions. It took the intervention of his mother for him to fully realise the vanity of his human thinking. A friend who was concerned about his life introduced him to Emmanuel TV through which he developed much passion for the marvellous works of God. Inspired to partake of the glory of God present at The SCOAN, he made up his mind to come to Nigeria. But the challenge was that he had no money to fund the journey. God in His infinite mercies, provided the travel fund through a good Samaritan.
When he got to The SCOAN, he was placed at the Prayer Line where the man of God laid hands on him and also gave him the Morning Water. As soon as he returned to South Africa and continued to minister the Morning Water, things took a glorious dimension in his life. His restaurant business thrived exceedingly even as the spirit of lust and womanising disappeared. He presently employs labour and has highly motivated staff. He owns an exotic car and plans to add a new one soon. Thanking God for his deliverance, he advised people, especially the youth to wait for God’s time.
OVERTAKEN BY FAVOUR AND PROMOTION
Mrs Elizabeth Hawa Ellie came all the way from Sierra Leone with the problem of limitation in progress and career stagnation. But today, it is a different story as she has been elevated to the position of a Permanent Secretary in the office of the Sierra Leonean President through God’s intervention. Prior to her promotion to this enviable position, she was stagnant in one position for a long time. For five years, she was Acting Deputy Secretary but as soon as she visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water, she was promoted to Deputy Secretary and a short time after, she attained the position of Permanent Secretary. Her daughter also received her USA visa and green card breakthrough after she prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV and ministered the Morning Water. Testifying with gratitude to God’s wondrous ways, she advised people to have faith in God.
HEALING BEYOND MEDICAL COMPREHENSION
Mrs Dawn Payne from the USA had a history of delivering premature babies. When she was pregnant with little Elolo, doctors had discovered that the unborn baby’s urine was refluxing to his kidneys. Having been born through a Caesarean Section, it was unthinkable that the new born would undergo three surgeries within a month to correct the problem caused by the refluxing urine. After the surgeries, there was rarely any improvement. She was perturbed to see her son with a catheter in his bladder.
The family made arrangements for the baby to be flown to Southampton in the UK for further care and examination. The doctors in the UK discovered that one of his kidneys had been damaged by the constant reflux of urine. The next option left to the doctors in the UK was to do another major surgery to enhance the free flow of urine, which she refused because of the complications that might arise despite all the threats from doctors who reckoned that she did not have the interest of her son at heart. The lad grew with this problem into primary school and was in and out of school due to infections emanating from his health condition. Having exhausted the different options to correct his condition, Mrs Payne resigned to prayer as it was clear that only God could heal her son.
In the midst of all the anguish and sleepless nights that came with her son’s travails, Mrs Payne continued to speak to her son about the Word of God and encouraged him to have an optimistic outlook on life, even though he went about with a catheter bag which seemed to mock the essence of his humanity.
One day, she discovered Prophet T.B. Joshua on YouTube and later attended a revival arranged by The SCOAN in the UK. She obtained the Morning Water which she ministered in Jesus’ name. While the man of God from The SCOAN service in Lagos, prayed for the congregation live during the revival, her son who was miles away from where she was received his healing. By the time she got home, she discovered he had removed his diapers, saying he did not need them anymore. For the first time in eight years, young Elolo told his mother that he wanted to urinate. After also doing the Water Therapy as introduced by Prophet T.B. Joshua, miraculously, he was able to pass a large volume of urine freely without the use of the catheter. On visiting the hospital, doctors discovered that the refluxing urine was no more and his kidneys and bladder had started to function normally. He now does the things he could not do before – he runs around, plays football and rugby and urinates as normal people do. She urged everyone to continue to believe in God even in the face of obstacles.
A GLORIOUS END TO BARRENESS
Mr Abraham Saint, a gold miner, came all the way from Ghana with the problem of barrenness. He was diagnosed with low sperm count and hepatitis B while his wife was also diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia. For four years, they were not able to have a child. Mr Saint visited The SCOAN where he received life-changing prayer from Prophet T.B. Joshua, in Jesus’ name. After returning to Ghana, the couple met as husband and wife. She conceived and eventually gave birth to a baby boy christened Joshua. Mr Saint also got business connections that opened travelling doors for him. He is currently on the verge of travelling to China and Thailand to meet with investors. These blessings came on the heels of a dream he had in which he saw the man of God giving him the Morning Water and prophesying to him that investors would look for him for business. To God be the glory!
SET MY PEOPLE FREE!
Leading the charge against the kingdom of darkness, evangelists instructed by Prophet T.B. Joshua, took authority in the name of Jesus Christ to pull down strongholds, set captives free and declare deliverance to the afflicted during a Mass Prayer that was intense in every sense of the word. Many unclean spirits were shown the exit door even as age-long yokes were broken with the demonstration and manifestation of God’s power.