It was a power-packed Easter service that saw the man of God lay hands on congregation even up to the late hours of the night. Because of the multitude of people who worshipped, Prophet T.B. Joshua was moved by compassion and was led by the Holy Spirit to attend to everyone. Healing, deliverances and blessings were released from Heaven as the man of God prayed with the congregation during the Mass Prayer. The testimonies were too many to be counted – a signal that the power of God never departs from the Arena of Liberty.
Speaking on FORGIVENESS AND UNFORGIVENESS – the main reason Christ died on the Cross, the man of God warned Christians not to allow themselves to fall into the trap of unforgiveness, stressing that man’s spirit – if it is not free, cannot contact the Spirit of God. He said, “Many Christians today are victims of the trap of unforgiveness. Many of us have never felt the presence of God, they just use ideas. Many of us have never felt the presence of God due to years of holding unforgiveness – griefs, grudges, pain of the past, bitterness or resentment in their heart. An unforgiving spirit will put you in the dark, outside God. Whether you are right or wrong, you don’t have a right to hold the pain.”
He stressed that we must learn to forgive ourselves so that we would be able to forgive others. He maintained that a man does not give what he does not have, “Someone may have done horrible things to offend you but for you to receive God, you must forgive. How will you forgive? First, learn to forgive yourself. Then, you can forgive others. What you do not have, you cannot give to others. Everybody hurts somewhere. You must give them another chance”.
Concluding, Prophet T.B. Joshua left a very deep message to Christians, “Many who are better than you or live right better than you are in the graveyard. Their dreams hit the rock of disappointment. You are looking, sitting and talking freely. Jesus never disconnects Himself from those who have made mistakes with their lives. Your accuser, offender or enemy – give them another chance”.
In an earlier message, titled A NEW LIFE, Evangelist Yinka had admonished Christians to free their hearts and use the commemoration of Christ’s resurrection as a time for reconciliation and repentance. She said, “When we talk of the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we are talking of the rare opportunity He has given to all believers to experience a new life, a new beginning – that is an opportunity to be released from the captivity of satan and sin. Freedom from offence comes from knowing the truth. Offence produces bitterness, hatred and envy but your ability to see beyond your present situation frees you from the trap of satan”. She added that no matter what a person is going through, as soon as he or she embraces Jesus, he or she will become winners. She summed up the importance of her message with the following admonition, “Don’t forget, to release forgiveness to your offender might be a hard thing to do but it is the way to break satan’s hold over your life”.
HEALED, ELEVATED AND OVERWHELMED BY DIVINE GRACE
He had vowed never to come to The SCOAN even though his wife had been an Emmanuel TV Partner since 2013. Most times, when she watched Emmanuel TV, he would either change the channel or go to another room to feed his viewing appetite with whatever pleased him. Dr Chiteba had told his wife that rather than follow her to The SCOAN, he would prefer to visit the Vatican. Somehow, as his wife’s travelling time approached, the Lusaka-based Zambian changed his mind and decided to follow his wife to The SCOAN. About that time, he had a medical condition, high blood pressure for which he needed an urgent solution. For 13 years, that medical condition had stolen the peace in his heart.
But his eventual visit to The SCOAN in company of his wife brought a new lease of life. After attending a Sunday Service and enjoying the Spirit-filled fellowship, he proceeded to the Prayer Line where God had another refreshing package for him. At the Prayer Line, Dr Chiteba received the anointed touch of Prophet T.B. Joshua. He had expected something to happen after the man of God touched him but the whole thing played out as if the man of God didn’t even touch him. The Zambian and his wife continued to pray.
That night, he took a decisive step, declaring that he was healed and that he no longer needed the medication he had been taking. His confidence and faith arose from the fact that he had not taken the medication throughout the day leading to that historic night. And true to his faith-filled declaration, Dr Chiteba had not taken the medication since 2015 when he visited up to this very moment. His total healing has indeed been confirmed by the God who created Heaven and earth. Subsequent tests to ascertain his blood pressure level showed that it was and is still very normal.
Dr Chiteba also testified to his rescue from career stagnation. According to him, he had been in a particular work position for more than 10 years without promotion. As an Information Technology professional, most of his colleagues had overtaken him on the career ladder and he couldn’t understand why life was treating him in a malevolent way. In spite of his eminent educational attainments, he still could not rise above a certain position. But one day, he dared the odds with absolute faith in God. There was a very big opening in his organisation but the challenge was that the position was usually an exclusive reserve for foreigners.
His friends and acquaintances who looked at things from their limited human faculties told him to forget about applying for that position, arguing that it was unprecedented for a local to be offered that position. Dr Chiteba would not make their suggestions the basis for his own decision. Rather than dance to their discouraging tunes, he went home and prayed about the whole process, committing it into God’s Hands. In his heart, he harboured that indomitable conviction that the position was befitting for him. Teaming up with his wife, he prayed to God fervently, stressing that if the position was destined for him, there was nothing that could stop him from getting there.
Ministering the Morning Water on all necessary documents, he submitted them after which he was invited for an interview. According to him, the interview was almost like a walk-over for him. After one week, he received a call informing him that the position, which is three times above where he was, had been offered to him on a platter of divine grace. From an Infrastructure Manager, he was promoted to a Branch Chief in charge of Health Informatics. To cap the whole turnaround, Dr and Mrs Chiteba were blessed with their own house – a massive storey building with exotic fittings and an exquisite architecture.
The couple have also been blessed with an abundant yield in their agricultural ventures (crop and animal farming) which they started after keying into Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prophetic counsel to people all over the world to return to farming in the face of dwindling oil revenues across the world.
For Mrs Chiteba, she had been suffering from a sharp pain which started while she was on board an aircraft. The pain eventually stopped after she prayed with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. According to her, while praying with the man of God, she felt a shocking sensation. That same night, she dreamt about Prophet T.B. Joshua coming to minister deliverance to her. Since then, all her troubles are over including the alcohol-drinking habit she had developed in the course of her travails. “We keep certain things in our hearts that block our blessings. We should pray to God and wait on Him for His supply,” she advised. For Dr Chiteba, he urged people to always leave everything for God.
HOW GOD RESTORED MY THYROID AND BLESSED ME WITH A CHILD
Mr Senanu King Dovoh knew that something was wrong with him. He would sweat profusely, palpitate excessively and exhibit an unusual excessive reasoning faculty. Doctors were not wrong when they diagnosed him with hyperthyroidism – a medical condition in which the thyroid gland overfunctions. Because of that condition, he avoided protein-rich foods. In school, he would always draw the ire of fellow students who considered him a genius because he assimilated easily from lecturers while they were left at sea. And so, he was somewhat a loner who had too much to grapple with. According to him, even when an air conditioner was on, he would still sweat profusely.
After a psychologist had examined him and ruled out any psychological issue, his doctors suggested that either surgery or what they called nuclear medicine would be the best bet. While the former involved an outright operation on his thyroid gland, they warned that he could lose his voice in the process. For the latter, it involved swallowing a special capsule filled with nuclear substance. But the big issue was that he had received several other medications yet, no sign of improvement. When matters became complicated, it was a doctor – an Emmanuel TV Partner – that advised him to visit The SCOAN, the Arena of Liberty – a proof that doctors only treat while God cures and heals.
Having given up on all medications, the Ghanaian who had even been told to jettison the idea of marriage, visited The SCOAN against all discouraging realities. Watching Emmanuel TV and building his faith gradually, Mr Dovoh received and started ministering the Morning Water right away, placing a demand on the anointing. As days ran into weeks and weeks into months, the young Ghanaian is no longer having those disturbing symptoms of hyperthyroidism. As a sign of the restoration of his thyroid gland to its normal state, he stopped selecting the foods he ate. All those foods that were a no-go-area for him are now on his menu, to the glory of God. Even his most recent medical report shows that his thyroid gland is functioning normally.
Testifying last Sunday, Mr Dovoh thanked God for bringing an end to a medical condition that made him recede into himself. For a man who was once quarantined (medically isolated), there is a lot to be grateful to God for. Aside from the restoration of his thyroid gland, he has also been blessed with a baby after initial medical reports suggested that he would not be able to father a child. “There is God here, at The SCOAN. All you need is to watch Emmanuel TV, build your faith and receive from God,” he advised.
BLIND EYES RESTORED
On the 5th day of April 2017, Mr Osita Reuben Nwosu, a driver working for a prominent transportation company had successfully loaded his passengers at the Maza-Maza motor park heading to Aba, Abia State, Nigeria. Not long after he had hit the road, something mysterious happened. As he approached the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, his sight started capturing objects in doubles. As he tried to fathom what was happening to him, everywhere went blank – he had gone totally blind. In the ensuing commotion, he was able to pull over to safety while some passengers assisted him. Lost and absolutely dejected, the blind man, through the aid of some passengers was able to get across to one of the senior staff of his company.
Mr Nwosu was taken to a hospital in Onitsha where an international doctor told him that his eye balls were drifting back into his head, meaning that he was going totally blind. Further, saddened by the outcome of events, the blind man rejected the idea of an operation. A good Samaritan was able to help him get through to his wife as well as his elder brother based in the UK. On hearing about the unfortunate development, his brother in the UK told him to run to Prophet T.B. Joshua. Heeding his elder brother’s advice, Mr Nwosu was led to The SCOAN and attended the Monday Healing Service. As the man of God Prophet T.B. Joshua moved round the auditorium, ministering healing and deliverance, the blind man cried out for God’s mercy and favour to locate him. Getting to his position, Prophet T.B. Joshua, without uttering a word, placed his hands on Mr Nwosu’s face and cleansed his eyes. What happened next is one of the most dramatic experiences witnessed in recent times at The SCOAN.
Rising up to his feet, Mr Nwosu exploded, “I can see… I can see… Thank You, Jesus!” The congregation erupted into hysteria, praising God and declaring the wonder He has wrought in the life of his son. To confirm that he could actually see, Mr Nwosu was able to identify colours and the people around him. His Healing is reminiscent of the powerful miracles performed by our Lord, Jesus Christ as recorded in the Bible. During his testimony in company of his wife, he went as far as reading a portion of the ministry’s weekly publication. “Instead of running helter-skelter, believe in God and he will heal you,” he advised.
SENT BACK FROM THE GATES OF DEATH
In a most gruesome motor accident that claimed the lives of five persons, Mrs Elamah did not die but had gone into a coma. For those who were present at the scene of the unfortunate incident, there was no sign that she was alive. Some members of her husband’s family had even concluded that she had passed away. But while she laid in a coma, something was going on in the spirit realm courtesy of the Good Morning Sticker that she had in her grip while her friend and colleague, Mrs Momodu, prayed for her with the Believer’s Card.
After five days in a coma, it was noticed that the only thing Mrs Elamah did was to clutch on to a Good Morning Sticker in her hand, shouting, “Leave me alone!” As she would later reveal when she regained consciousness, Mrs Elamah told the congregation that she was already on her journey of no return when she was intercepted by Prophet T.B. Joshua who ordered her to go back. As much as she could remember, she even encountered her five deceased colleagues in the spirit realm. She therefore attributed her being alive today to the fact that God used Prophet T.B. Joshua to send her back to the earth while she clutched the Good Morning Sticker and as her friend, Mrs Momodu, prayed for her with the Believer’s Card.
After she was discharged from hospital, Mrs Elamah who had been bedridden at home, feeling serious pains, unable to walk and eat properly, visited The SCOAN to give her testimony. According to her, as soon as she stepped into The SCOAN premises, she felt a new surge of strength all over her body. Since that moment till now, she has been walking freely without feeling pain or any form of discomfort. She also eats very well now. During her testimony, she advised people all over the world to always believe in God, adding that with faith, all things are possible.
SAFE DELIVERY THROUGH PROPHETIC INTERVENTION
She had been told by her doctor that she would have to be induced in order for her to deliver her baby. According to her, the doctor went ahead to say that, should the induction fail, then operation would be the next option. Knowing that she was overdue for delivery and fearing that the success rate of an operation is on a 50-50 ratio, she ran to The SCOAN to seek divine intervention. As at the time she came to The SCOAN, her blood pressure was already rising and so, she was in dire need of God’s grace.
Attending the Sunday Service, Mrs Kelechi Mole received a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua concerning her condition, “Let me just call the woman who is about to go into labour; she is pregnant. Will I say overdue? This is nine months. You are there. The baby is a male child. I think the doctor has given you the certificate for the operation. You will not be operated… She will give birth on Wednesday, precisely 9pm, 10pm, 11pm. That labour will drag till that time before you finally give birth to a male child.”
And just exactly as the man of God had prophesied, Mrs Mole delivered a baby boy without induction or operation. Testifying last Sunday in company of her husband, she recalled that, after prophesying to her, the man of God also prayed for her before she left the church that day. According to her, all the man of God prophesied about her came to pass accurately. She thanked God for fulfilling His Word in her life. Most importantly, she expressed great joy for the fact that God did not allow her to undergo an operation. “If you have any problem, run to God,” she urged people all over the world.
DIABOLIC INSECT COMMANDED OUT
Miss Vivian Sunday was a dealer in car oil from Delta State, Nigeria. The young ambitious woman had great plans for her future but those plans were eventually truncated by a deceiver who cajoled her into prostitution. According to her pathetic story, the man behind her woes told her that she would work in a boutique and receive a handsome salary from which his expenses on her would be settled gradually. Overwhelmed by the prospect of travelling abroad, Vivian could not withstand the excitement. She sold her business and belongings and followed the stranger.
The journey to overseas began with high hopes for the young woman, though she wondered why they had to travel by road, knowing that most people who travel overseas do so by air. Her apprehensions notwithstanding, the man kept reassuring her that there was no cause for alarm. In her mind, the rough, bushy and untarred roads through which they travelled were not in tandem with her imaginations about ‘overseas’ but the man always had a defence – they had to travel through that route to avoid being apprehended because he knew they were on an illegal mission.
Getting to the Republic of Benin, Vivian and three other girls were housed in a room and were barred from coming outside lest they were apprehended by the authorities. By this time, she was still hoping to see those fantastical architectures and the classic people that flock the streets of Europe or America. After spending some days in the Republic of Benin, another journey began. This time around, the roads they travelled through were even worse than the one that led to the Republic of Benin. Vivian could not reconcile the bushy and undulating roads with the beautiful ‘overseas’ she was being taken to. Her persistent questions almost drew the ire of the wicked man.
Arriving in a place which was later discovered to be rural Mali, Vivian received the rudest shock of her life. Though it had already dawned on her that she was nowhere near Europe or America, she was still optimistic of working in a boutique and receiving a good salary. The moment of truth came when the man who promised her heaven and earth told her outright that she would have to work as a prostitute and that it is from that job that she would pay him back all he had spent to bring her there. Vivian’s world went crumbling. She imagined how she would cope in that ungodly job with her little frame. The man was not ready for excuses. All he wanted was for her to make money and pay him back.
Being in an area populated by prostitutes of different nationalities, their job description was simple. All the girls needed to do was to service Malian miners inside the bush. The girls were asked to dress seductively and sometimes, approach the miners. In the event that the miners showed no interest, then they would stimulate them by caressing them into the immoral act. That was how dehumanising it was for Vivian because she had no choice but to do the bidding of a wicked man who had even threatened to kill her. According to her, apart from the possibility of contracting diseases through that illicit business, many girls had been killed for rituals.
Though the man had succeeded in cajoling her into prostitution, she had a serious challenge. She was not patronised as expected and that threatened her chances of making money with which she would settle her master. When she complained to him, he promised to do something about it and took her to a native doctor who gave her a black soap and a sponge to bathe with. She was also instructed to apply a concoction on her private part so that men would swarm after her like insects after nectar. After using the items as instructed, the story remained the same – no customers! Vivian’s health would soon be faced with grave challenges.
A terrible stomach ache soon set in as she felt an object moving around inside her stomach. She could not sleep well. Whenever she closed her eyes, she saw a horrifying entity. She was no longer herself. At best, she was a pathetic shadow of her former self. Confiding in a man who offered listening ears, she narrated her ordeal and how she was deceived into prostitution. The man advised her to feign death. By this time, her master was out of town. As she continued to behave like a dying soul, her fellow ‘prostitutes’ rallied around, raised some money and paid her way back to Nigeria. Even before she got to Lagos, she had enquired about Emmanuel TV and The SCOAN, saying that she needed to be delivered from the spirit of prostitution.
Vivian was delivered penultimate Sunday during the Mass Prayer as Prophet T.B. Joshua commanded all infirmities out of congregation in the mighty name of Jesus. Due to the intensity of the prayer, Vivian vomited a live insect. According to the man of God, that insect was spiritually invoked into her when the native doctor in Mali prepared the man-attracting concoction for her. During her testimony last Sunday, Vivian told the congregation that she is now free from all the stomach aches and strange experiences she had grappled with in the past. According to her, ever since she vomited the live insect, the moving object stopped. Her peace and joy have known no bounds. She thanked God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to deliver her from prostitution, sickness and destruction.
SPIRIT OF WOMAN SENT PACKING
Ms Letlhogonolo Komane had always been more of a tomboy in her childhood days. She would play soccer with boys and associate with them more often. One day, she found herself watching pornography involving two women and ended up having an uncontrollable urge to copy what she had watched. It was from that moment that she became possessed with the spirit of woman. Eventually, her dreams were affected as she would find herself dreaming of sexual affairs with fellow women. Ms Komane started sleeping around with fellow women physically to the extent that they fought over her.
As a miner involved with heavy duty equipment and vehicles, she was more of a man with the nature of her work. Realising that something was wrong with her, her aunt introduced her to Emmanuel TV. After watching the anointed channel, Ms Komane also realised that sleeping with fellow women was not right. She visited The SCOAN all the way from South Africa. During the prophecy time, the man of God, through divine revelation, saw her problem and prophesied to her. Commanding the evil spirit out of her, Prophet T.B. Joshua set her free from that yoke in the mighty name of Jesus.
During her testimony last Sunday, the South African told the congregation how she had tried on her own to free herself from the problem only for it to get worse. According to her, what she could not achieve through self-effort had been made possible by the mighty power of God. Ms Komane who came to The SCOAN without a hairdo and earrings now dresses like a real woman. She no longer experiences those nightmares in which she always found herself sleeping with fellow women. She is indeed free in Jesus’ name. She urged people who might be facing her kind of challenge to seek the face of God rather than rely on self-effort.
When the hand of God touched his head, using Prophet T.B. Joshua, during the last Monday Service, the demonic spirit in Mr Prince Obaerechi was arrested and it began to manifest. It roared with anger, talking about how it had dwelt in Mr Obaerechi’s body and used him to execute its malicious activities for so many years. In its rattling rage, the demon said it was the spirit of Mr Obaerechi’s late witchdoctor maternal grandfather and that it was responsible for the cancer that he and his daughter suffered from. The demon also blurted that it killed both Mr Obaerechi’s maternal grandfather and mother and that he was meant to serve it. He would grow up to learn that, indeed, he had been dedicated to the idol and shrine his late maternal grandfather worshiped when he was only 7 days old.
In recounting his turbulent life’s history, Mr Obaerechi told the congregation and viewers all over the world that between the ages of 10 and 12, he joined a youthful gang of thieves and went on stealing spree. He stole money and livestock. He would steal a goat, drag it to a nearby bush, kill it and cook the amount he could consume. He would then go to the market to sell the rest of his flesh loot.
He was told that from the first day of his birth, he cried loud and non-stop for days. Baffled by such an unusual thing that kept his mother up for nights without quality sleep, the family decided they needed to find out from the oracle what may have gone wrong with the newborn child. The top witchdoctor the family consulted told the nursing mother and other family members that Baby Prince was the incarnation of his witchdoctor maternal grandfather and that the baby came too early. In order for either one of them to survive, a sacrifice must be performed for one of them to live at the expense of the other’s life. Mr Obaerechi’s diabolic grandfather agreed to sacrifice his life for his incarnation in the body of Baby Prince. The necessary rituals were performed and shortly after that, the witchdoctor grandfather died. Prince was only 7 days when he inherited his late grandfather’s shrine with idols. Soon after such demonic transition, Baby Prince stopped the incessant crying.
In the aftermath of the dedication, Prince recalled how he gained spiritual powers from darkness. He said, some sort of superpower came over him and he could use mind-power to stare at a glass till it dropped into bits. If you offended him, his wrath wreaked havoc in your life. With anger characterizing his personality, Mr Prince Obaerechi grew up to be a nightmare in other people’s lives until one day, lymphatic cancer in his pelvic area brought him down to his knees. Finding it strange, he consulted witchdoctors for both diagnosis and prognosis. When the situation became unbearable, he agreed to travel to India to undergo surgical operations. However, before embarking on the journey, he consulted the witchdoctors again to enquire as to whether the operations would be successful.
After two occasions of travelling to India and undergoing the two gruesome operations, no solution was in sight. Whilst his third submission for the Indian visa was in progress for his third intended medical visit, someone told him to visit The SCOAN to collect the Morning Water. He thought to himself that it was worth giving it a try as the Indian medical doctors had told him that he had 25% chance of surviving under the knife as opposed to the usual 50-50 he had expected to hear.
Although he had doubted Prophet T.B. Joshua to be a true man of God, he gathered the courage to put God’s healing to a test. He visited The SCOAN and received prayers and returned home with the Morning Water. Shortly after ministering the Morning Water, the lymphatic cancer that looked incurable began to shrink rapidly. His swollen leg and genitals that had bloated out of proportion were all reduced to normal states. The excruciating pain that came with the cancer also became a thing of the past, to the glory of God.
Unfortunately, after receiving his miraculous healing, Mr Obaerechi turned his back on God. This exposed him to his past life and unity with bad friends. Finding himself financially broke, one of his associates took him to a witchdoctor who gave him incisions and performed various rituals on him. The shrine he visited was blood thirsty and so Mr Obaerechi was made to promise that he would offer the shrine blood as regular as required. He said that after the rituals and sacrifices, he hated himself for returning to such darkness again. Alas! It was too late. He said his life became very miserable and he became penniless the more. Thereafter, the thought of visiting The SCOAN became a torture to the evil spirit within him. It became a battle of evil thoughts versus a spirit of sanity. After much troubles within him, he finally made it to The SCOAN, where the Sunday Mass Prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua arrested the demon in him. He vomited poisonous substances during the Mass Prayer. He returned to The SCOAN the following Monday and received prayer from Prophet T.B. Joshua. The demonic spirit manifested and began to list the havoc it had wreaked in his life since he was 7 days old.
Having been delivered and walking in the testimony of the goodness of God in his life, Mr Prince Obaerechi advised parents not to expose their children to demonic spirits in their desperate quest of seeking protection for their wards. He also went on to advise the youth to look for Jesus Christ in a living church.
Aware that satan is never resting in his bid to destroy God’s heritage on earth, Prophet T.B. Joshua was led by the Holy Spirit to locate the spiritually-oppressed and to declare them free in the mighty name of Jesus. As he laid hands on the congregation, many were emancipated from demonic oppression while those who had been suffering from all forms of career setbacks were redeemed, restored and blessed abundantly. It was indeed another bad day for the kingdom of darkness as all its plans were truncated by the power of the Living God.
Admonishing Christians on the need to nurture their belief in a manner devoid of any form of worry, Prophet T.B. Joshua observed that many claim to believe whereas their mind is restless. He therefore submitted that it is not possible for one to say that he/she believes when the heart is not at rest. The man of God noted that if your heart is not at rest, it shows you have not truly believe adding that whenever you truly believe, your heart will be at rest.”
The man of God also noted that true believing confers on the believer the ability to express his/her faith, adding that anyone who cannot express his/her faith is definitely not a believer: “You say you a believer but don’t know how to express your faith. that shows you don’t truly believe. I am a believer – but cannot talk to God, hear from God. It’s only faith you can apply to hear from God and talk to Him. it means your belief is questionable.”
Concluding, he advised Christians to continue to see God as reliable and real, adding that by so doing, our faith increases naturally: “For faith to increase, you must continue to see that God is reliable, real. That is the basis of faith. He’s real – you rely on Him. He’s reliable – you follow Him. He is wiser than you, smarter than you.”
Earlier in her message titled:
THE PRESENTATION OF EVIL, Evangelist Bose had told Christians that their status as children of God does not mean they are above mistakes. She however reminded them that, by virtue of their relationship with God, they are not like others who are still miles away from the Father: “That you are a Christian does not mean you will not make mistakes; even if you are a born-again Christian, that does not mean you will not make mistakes. Mistakes will come but you are not like others… The difference between you and others is that you already have a relationship with God Almighty…”
Summing up her message, she told Christians the reason they will never lose their place as His children even when they sin against Him. According to her, our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ is always there interceding on our behalf: “When you sin or make mistake as a Christian, you have broken the relationship but you do not lose your place as a son. Why? We have someone at the right hand of God, interceding, who remains ever faithful. That is why your place as a son is not lost. Our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ wants you back on your feet because He is a faithful God.”
AILING LUNGS RECEIVE GOD’S BREATH OF LIFE
Like two failed aircraft engines ominous of a crash, her lungs had been rendered ineffective due to a condition known as fibrosis. In spite of India’s surging reputation as a world power in the medical sciences, all efforts to get a solution for her problem proved futile. Being a vital element of the human system, oxygen, when obstructed due to any condition, could lead to dire consequences, including sudden death. Mrs Marie Monis could not breathe due to her ailing lungs. And their inability to effectively oxygenate her system also led to other problems such as her inability to walk.
To live artificially, a special oxygen machine was recommended for her. But even with the machine, she knew in her heart that it was not going to be a hundred percent okay. She had no other choice than to seek the face of God. In doing that, she reckoned that a visit to The SCOAN would be the beginning of her healing and triumph over a medical condition that had wrecked her entire wellbeing.
Attending The SCOAN Sunday service on April 23, 2017, she had an encounter with the Spirit of God. Eager to set herself free from the debilitating grip of her condition, Mrs Monis called out to the man of God as he ministered healing and deliverance to congregants. Her voice, a blend of anguish and anxiety, attracted the attention of Prophet T.B. Joshua who was led by the Holy Spirit to the position where she was. As soon as the man of God laid his anointed hand on her, the woman found herself on the floor, lost in a world she could only imagine.
Recounting that glorious experience during her testimony, she told congregants that she really did not know what happened to her as she laid on the floor, vomiting all the accumulated phlegm in her lungs. According to her, when she eventually got up to her feet, she felt light and energised as opposed to her previously frail nature prior to the healing. Walking with renewed agility to the admiration and applause of the congregation, Mrs Monis declared her healing in grand style, thanking God for healing her in Jesus’ name. “I’m feeling so great. My mighty Lord has healed me”, she exclaimed. She advised people not to believe in doctors, adding that, the Lord is the Doctor of doctors!
CEASED MENSTRUATION FORCED OUT OF ‘SABBATICAL’ BY THE ANOINTING
Since 2013, one of the signs of true womanhood had ceased to exist in her. For reasons she could not understand, her menstrual cycle had stopped abruptly, forcing her to part with a lot of money as she visited many hospitals in search of a permanent solution. Rose did not find her condition funny. Worse still, she had kept the problem to herself as a top secret, thinking she would become a laughing stock and also hoping to stumble on a way out on her own. But the more she tried to rely on self-effort, the more confused she became. Her entire quest to unfold the mysteries behind her problem only ended in a mirage as there were no clues as to what was actually wrong with her.
At some point, infections set in, owing to the inability of her reproductive organs to excrete unwanted blood through menstruation. Her visits to hospitals only left her broke and added no value to her situation. Confounded, worried and uncertain about the next move to make, Rose was left with no other option than to heed the perennial advice of her brother who had been harping on the need for her to visit The SCOAN.
Last Sunday, the Edo State of Nigeria indigene attended the church service in expectation of God’s intervention. As Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered healing and deliverance to the congregation, the mighty hand of God touched her. “When the man of God was praying, something touched me and the blood started flowing. Both the head and stomach aches have disappeared. Thank you Jesus!”, she declared. During her testimony, she told congregants how she had been mocked by her peers who boasted to have had their children while she was unable to conceive. She however thanked God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to rewrite the story of her destiny in Jesus’ mighty name.
CAREER-THREATENING INJURIES OBEY HEAVEN’S COMMAND
A very talented player, Mr Angel Gomes had established himself in the Manchester United Under 17 Academy only for injuries to threaten his progress as a professional footballer. One thing which he found unacceptable was the fact that those injuries usually rear their ugly heads at very crucial times in his career. He has had to undergo treatments for groin, hip and ankle injuries recently, albeit, the treatments could not guarantee a hundred percent fitness.
As nagging as they had been, his elder sister knew that they would not escape the anointing at the Arena of Liberty and so, one of the best gifts she would ever give him was to accompany him to The SCOAN, even though he had been acquainted with the ministry for a while. As captain of the England Under 17 male football team, Mr Gomez is no doubt an important part of the team’s success. He was therefore in an urgent need of God’s help. During the last Sunday service, Angel was among the multitude that received healing as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered prayer and deliverance to the congregation. Declaring that it was awesome being a partaker of that memorable service, he told congregants that he felt something akin to an electrical shock as the man of God laid a hand on his head.
“My legs are feeling much stronger now. The pain in my hip and groin is gone. The pain in my angle is going also”, he said during his testimony in company of his older sister. Jogging before the congregation, he no longer showed any sign of being unfit. “Don’t doubt God; have faith and look unto Him”, he advised as he hinted that he was going straight to join the English Under 17 squad for the European Championship Qualifiers.
A LEGION OF INFIRMITIES BOW TO GOD’S POWER
Mr Ebong Clement had been bombarded by different ailments that forced him to resort to the use of a crutch. High blood pressure, partial stroke, excess cholesterol and diabetes made him almost unable to walk as he resorted to the use of heavy medications which ended up not helping matters. Aside from the many hospitals he had been to, he also patronised traditional healers but they failed to proffer any solution. For the Cameroonian, his business was worse-hit as he could not run around to tidy up deals. Having tried all options available, Mr Clement decided to visit The SCOAN. He was in the auditorium during the last Sunday service and received the anointed touch of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
According to him, his healing came almost as spontaneously as congregants started to celebrate even before the man of God prayed for him. And so, by the time, he was ordered to rise and walk, he obeyed and walked without aid for the first time in a long while. Testifying in company of his friend who is a medical personnel, Mr Clement glorified God for healing him even at a point when he was planning to travel to Italy for better medical attention. Even his friend, confessed that he had known the reputation of The SCOAN long ago, adding that as a medical personnel, he only treats while God heals. He added that any nurse or doctor who does anything without God would not succeed. “When you seek the face of God, you will get the solution”, added Mr Clement as he beamed with ebullient smiles.
ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE/AUTOMATIC EMPLOYMENT THROUGH PROPHETIC GUIDANCE
Having been imbibing the teachings and counsels of Prophet T.B. Joshua, Mr Bestman Odey had always nurtured an optimistic mind-set – to be the best he can be at all times. As a worker in the Youth Department of The SCOAN as well as a chorister in the ministry’s choir, he has always seen an interaction with the man of God as a rare privilege and has also drawn great inspiration from the wise words of the man of God. During one of the meetings with the man of God at the prayer mounting, the youths were inundated with information concerning an academic window of opportunity through a professor from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
Being an aspiring youth with remarkable appetite for success, Bestman keyed into that window of opportunity and was selected as one of the candidates to study for a diploma in Linguistics at the prestigious Nigerian institution of higher learning. While studying for the diploma course, Prophet T.B. Joshua ensured that Bestman did not lack anything. Aside from sponsoring his studies, the man of God made ample provision for his accommodation, feeding and general wellbeing. The investment paid off eventually as Bestman went ahead to graduate with an Upper Credit Diploma in Linguistics.
Poised for the attainment of higher pedestals in his academic aspirations, the young man from Delta State, Nigeria, enrolled for his degree programme in the same institution. According to him, the scholastic journey was not a stroll in the park. Remembering the words of Prophet T.B. Joshua that the journey to the throne is not a bed of roses, Bestman gathered himself together to face all the challenges that stared him in the face with the gusto of unrestrained youth. Reverting to the man of God from time to time, for spiritual direction and guidance in the face of the vicissitudes of life, the young man soldiered on like the true son of God’s General. Every valley of lack and confusion that arose was levelled through the fatherly intervention of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
At the end of his studies, Bestman graduated with a First Class Honours in Linguistics – a rare feat amongst the youth of today, most of who prefer to chase the ephemeral pleasures of life. No doubt, Bestman has not only done himself and his family proud. He has also proved to be a true ambassador of The SCOAN – a ministry of international repute, raising sons and daughters of love with a great future. Indeed, all is well that ends well!
Testifying last Sunday, in company of his mother and the God-given professor that created the opportunity for him to excel, Bestman told congregants that he has been offered employment as a Graduate Assistant in the same institution. He remembered the peer pressure that almost scuttled his illustrious ambition and how he was able to triumph through the counsels of Prophet T.B. Joshua. He also recalled how he was able to overcome a nagging headache that often reared its ugly head whenever examination time approached. “Be focused and determined. Don’t allow your situation to weigh you down, no matter what you are passing through; no matter the names people will be calling you, don’t get discouraged. Focus on God. Focus on your studies and always remember that the best is yet to come”, he advised youths all over the world.
A SPIRIT HUSBAND’S REGIN ENDED BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS
She was a hard nut to crack for her husband to the extent that he once harboured thoughts of leaving the house for her. She had no regards for him, sometimes accusing him of running after women. There was a near-fatal occasion when she wanted to seize the motor steering from him while he was on very high speed. Mrs Yvonne Rapati did not even consider the fact that her husband is a police officer who could use his office to deal with her. She threw caution to the winds and held sway as the ‘man of the house’. At a point, she had tried to wrest his gun from him and shoot him but for divine intervention.
Unknown to the South African woman, she had been under the influence of an evil spirit, a spirit husband, which had turned her into a play thing. Even though she acknowledged being born into a fetish family both on the maternal and paternal sides, she never had an inkling that her words and actions were controlled by an extraneous force. While her husband maintained a peaceful mien, Yvonne was always on the lookout for trouble. She was a habitual trouble shooter, who even in the presence of visitors would shout her husband down as though he was her houseboy. Her children were also at the receiving end of her hostile nature. She would talk to them in very harsh tones as if they were strangers to her.
In spite of her unbecoming attitude to her husband, he was not totally pessimistic about her. He had always thought that perhaps, the mighty hands of God would locate her someday. While her husband was looking up to God for help, Yvonne would boast that even if she comes to The SCOAN, she will never manifest. She spoke with unbridled effrontery that sometimes sent shivers down the spine of her husband. All his efforts to get intimate with her, as husband and wife are wont to do, ended up in frustration. She would not even allow him to touch her. Most times, they slept apart, leaving Mr Rapati perpetually married to his pillow. He really needed to express his love and affection for his wife but as things stood then, it was as if he was looking at the Promised Land but could not find his way through.
Mrs Rapati would abandon the house chores to her husband to the extent that he would have to bathe the children. It was so bad that he even cooked his meals. Whenever he queried her, she would complain of tiredness. According to Mr Rapati, he was virtually reduced to a prisoner in his own house. For those twelve years of frustration in his marriage, he had endured so much from his wife. Describing his wife as a very good woman when they first met, he however wondered how things took a turn for the worse. He recalled that his wife transmuted into a slave driver after they had their first child, adding that she often got angry after listening to gossips from people who told her negative things about him.
Being an ardent viewer of Emmanuel TV, Mr Rapati was acquainted with the teachings of the man of God concerning forgiveness. He therefore decided to imbibe those teachings rather than react negatively to his wife’s overbearing attitude. But for God, he had once planned to axe his own mother to death on account of some top secrets she had revealed to his estranged wife about him. It got to an extent that he could no longer bear the psychological trauma emanating from his crumbling marriage. It was at that juncture that he decided they would travel to The SCOAN. Her actions, being tele-guided by an evil spirit, Mrs Rapati had said she was going to relax in her sister’s house as their journey to The SCOAN approached. Somehow, the power of God prevailed and the couple eventually landed at The SCAON.
During penultimate Sunday service, she was located by the man of God as he ministered prayer and prophecy during the church service. Manifesting the evil spirit that had held her life hostage, the woman who once boasted that she would never manifest even if she comes to The SCOAN, came under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Confessing through her, the evil spirit enumerated how it had tormented her in her career and marriage.
Taking authority in the mighty name of Jesus, the man of God commanded the evil spirit out while Yvonne landed on the floor. When she eventually rose to her feet, it was obvious that a burden has been lifted off her shoulder. Thanking God during her testimony, together with her husband, Yvonne expressed joy for the new-found love in their marriage. She advised people all over the world to desist from fetish associations and put their trust in God.
PROSTATE CANCER HEALING CROWNED WITH ABUNDANT BLESSING
In 2004, Mr Chris Okafor had noticed that while urinating, his urine would not come out at once. The flow was epileptic. Confronted with that ominous reality, he consulted his doctor who recommended a series of tests. The results of the tests confirmed that he had a tumour in his prostate. According to the doctor, the cancer was already spreading to other parts of his body. That piece of bad news jolted Mr Okafor. Suddenly, he started emaciating while his complexion also darkened. The greatest challenge he faced was that he had to be patient whenever he was urinating because the fluid would not flow normally. It came and ceased intermittently.
Having been to a couple of hospitals, including one in India, Mr Okafor visited The SCOAN where he received prayers from the man of God. He received both the Morning Water and the Good Morning Sticker. Ministering the anointed materials to the areas where his ailing prostate was located, he believed that God would turn his situation around. In a matter of weeks, the symptoms he was experiencing started disappearing gradually. As at last Sunday when he testified to his healing, all those symptoms were and are no more. Further tests also showed that there is no more cancer in his body.
According to him, the prayer of Prophet T.B. Joshua actually stopped the spread of the cancer. His submission stems from the fact that all the tests both in Nigeria and India are unanimous in their report that there is no longer any trace of cancer in his body. Displaying his recent medical reports before congregants, Mr Okafor was filled with joy and gratitude to God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to heal him of an ailment that is usually very difficult to cure or manage.
Mr Okafor also testified to the casting away of the yoke of barrenness from his life when he visited The SCOAN many years back. Today, he is a proud father of four kids. Aside from his elevation to a Nigerian representative of an international company, Mr Okafor is also blessed with two massive houses in his own town. All that happened after prayers with the man of God and ministering the Morning Water. “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and everything shall be added to you”, he advised.
RESCUED FROM DEATH THROUGH PROPHETIC INTERVENTION
After his secondary school, Pascal was learning a trade with his elder brother and was doing well before the devil lured him into the business of the underworld. Buying into a friend’s idea about traveling abroad, he had stolen his brother’s money (Three hundred thousand naira) and had planned to use it to pay his way abroad until the plan hit the bricks and eventually and left him stranded in Abuja where he hooked up with bad friends who helped him squander the money as they went clubbing and engaging in all sorts of prodigal behaviours. While he was away, members of his family were not finding his absence funny. They even insinuated that his elder brother was planning to use him for a money-making ritual.
The same brother would eventually track him to Abuja to lure him back to their hometown. After receiving some punishment for his misdemeanour, Pascal absconded from home and pitched his tent at a motor park where he became involved with a gang. Alongside members of the gang he met at the motor park, he became acquainted with the hideout of armed robbers and the places where they kept their ammunition after every operation. He had bidden his home goodbye and nothing in this world would bring him back. With time, he became the robbers’ arms keeper and ran many errands for them.
Pascal later partook of a couple of robbery operations both successful and unsuccessful. Along with his gang, he would rob passengers on interstate journeys. But for the fact that he also harboured some passion for education, he struggled to get admission into a polytechnic in 2001. As soon as he joined the polytechnic, he got initiated into the Supreme Vikings Confraternity. He underwent Initiation Through Torture (ITT) – a nocturnal ritual meant to harden the minds of initiates. His initiation into that cult group exposed him to different types of sophisticated weapons and assorted charms both for protection and bullet impenetrability.
One day, Paschal met his waterloo after a failed robbery operation in which he was arrested by the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Enugu State, Nigeria. After interrogating him alongside another gang member whose identity he could not reveal to the security operatives due to the oath of secrecy which they had sworn to, Pascal was taken to another location by the police and shot three times – with the bullets piercing his armpit region and coming out on the other side. He was presumed dead by the police who left him in a pool of his blood.
But like a Spartan, the Anambra State-born rose to his feet when it dawned on him that he was no longer under any surveillance. Escaping to Republic of Benin, Pascal took time to treat his bullet wounds under the watchful eyes of his elder brother who is now a minister of God. All efforts to lay his hands on a gainful venture proved abortive and in an attempt to rid himself of those haunting memories of his ungodly past, he visited The SCOAN penultimate Sunday and was located through prophetic insight by the man of God who also traced the root-cause of his problem to the family. According to the prophecy, he would soon be shot dead if he didn’t surrender himself to God.
Pascal received his deliverance in the mighty name of Jesus. The jubilant congregation was so happy that a lost sheep has finally been reunited with his Father through Prophet T.B. Joshua. Declaring that he is now a new creation, the man of God promised to help the repentant young man nurture his new-found freedom from sin and sorrow. According to Prophet T.B. Joshua, the ministry would do the needful to make Paschal continue to shine in the refulgent glory of a new life made possible by the unending mercies of God through His son Jesus Christ.
Being Palm Sunday, Christians all over the world commemorated the triumphant entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem with pomp. The SCOAN children created mementos of that Biblical event with a grand parade in and outside the church premises. As they sang and danced along to the glorious tunes from the choir, the presence of God was felt by all and sundry. Speaking to congregants, Prophet T.B. Joshua urged them to develop the attitude of putting a demand on the anointing by faith, adding that it makes the work of a miracle easy. According to him, “The force behind your action determines your action.”
The man of God also admonished Christians to call on God to release them from the mental entanglements that prevent their prayers from being answered. He added that it is only God that can release us from such entanglements when we sincerely ask Him to do so through our prayers: “When you say this with all your heart, the job is half done.”
In an earlier message titled OBEDIENCE IS THE KEY, Evangelist Racine tasked Christians to hearken to the instruction of God, adding that it is the best way they can walk with Him in peace and receive their blessings: “God does not necessarily reward good, smart or intelligent people but He rewards the obedient. Knowledge is not the key; obedience is.” He further added that the Word of God is the ultimate answer: “God’s Word is the answer to all fundamental issues of life. God always instructs us to do something we cannot do ourselves, so that He can teach us how to do it. It is God’s Word that teaches the believer how to please God.”
Making reference to Peter’s encounter with Jesus at the seaside and how his obedience of our Lord’s instruction led to an unprecedented catch, Evangelist Racine noted that obeying God puts an end to human struggles and confusion, just as it put an end to the dark days of Peter’s fishing career. Concluding, he left the following words of wisdom for people of God all over the world: “Those who obey His instruction seek two qualities: righteousness and humility. So this Easter, if you follow Jesus in righteousness and humility, what seems impossible will become possible for you! Happy Palm Sunday!”
NO VACANCY FOR KIDNEY DISEASE AND HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, SAYS THE HOLY GHOST
Mrs Ebelechukwu Ulasi was suffering from high blood pressure and was hoping to find a way around the health condition. Somewhere along the line, it was discovered that the high blood pressure had affected her kidneys. The discovery jolted her, bearing in mind the fact that kidney-related issues are very delicate. She had been told to continue to drink plenty of water, lest the condition degenerates to a level where dialysis would become inevitable. The native of Anambra State, Nigeria would not resign to fate; instead she chose to go God’s way. Amid the pains, discomfort and inability to sleep well, Mrs Ulasi was very optimistic of a turnaround.
An opportunity to place a demand on the anointing came when she visited her daughter who had just delivered her baby. There in her daughter’s house, Emmanuel TV was accessible on all the televisions in all the rooms and so, she could not afford to ignore the anointed channel. As she watched, she marvelled at the wonderful miracles at the Arena of Liberty and concluded that her case was a minor one. Filled with faith and an overwhelming passion to be healed, Mrs Ulasi would visit The SCOAN every weekend just to worship God and remind Him of her heart’s desire. As she continued worshipping at the Arena of Liberty, she also received the Morning Water which she would minister on her body, into her bathing water and into her body cream.
After six months, she realised that those debilitating symptoms had disappeared. In her heart, she knew something divine had taken place. Returning for further tests, she insisted that they had to be comprehensive enough. When the results of the tests were released, she was certified very okay. The kidney disease was no more. According to Mrs Ulasi, even her doctor confessed that her kidney looked like that of a young person. The woman who selected what she ate in the past and who had been tormented by the ailment now eats her choice and is full of life. Thanking God and bubbling with a reinvigorated burst of energy, the Enugu-based educationist urged people to believe in God as He would always meet them at the point of their need.
HEARING LOSS REVERSED BY THE ANOINTING THAT BREAKS YOKES
She had passed through a lot of difficult times in her life and yet remained resolute with a mind-set that God would make a way where there seemed to be no way. For twenty-seven years, Mrs Anna Acayo had difficulties in communicating within her immediate family. Her hearing loss problem was that bad that the only solution her doctors could offer was a hearing aid. Even with the hearing aid, she knew quite well that it was not natural and could never be like that of a normal person. The Ugandan would later be introduced to Emmanuel TV by a friend and since then, her faith was immensely boosted, culminating in her decision to visit The SCOAN penultimate Sunday.
During the Mass Prayer of the Sunday service, as Prophet T.B. Joshua moved round the auditorium, ministering prayer and deliverance, Anna was one of those whom God’s benevolent hands located. Approaching her, the man of God clasped her ears with his two hands after which she went down on the floor under the influence of the anointing. As soon as she stood up, she discovered that her blocked ears had been opened by the mighty hands of God. For the first time in twenty-seven years, she heard people talking clearly without the hearing aid. Thanking God for her healing Mrs Acayo urged congregants and people all over the world to run to God whenever they encounter problems.
SEVERE BACK PAIN DISLODGED THROUGH HEAVENLY OPERATION
He came to The SCOAN with a severe back pain that had trailed him for twenty-two years, rendering his career almost comatose. There were even instances when he had collapsed and was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Those embarrassing scenarios affected his performance at work and saw him go on medical leave on several occasions to the extent that his employer almost got fed up with him. Before coming to the Arena of Liberty, Mr Emmanuel Okwii was considering the option of resigning his employment out of frustration.
His condition was very precarious as he could not sit properly. At night, sleep would become a lonesome struggle. The best his doctor could do was to give him painkilling injections and a lumbar device meant to produce heat around his back region in order to alleviate the pains. Against all odds, the Ugandan based in the United Kingdom visited The SCOAN last Sunday where he had an encounter with God as Prophet T.B. Joshua moved round the auditorium, ministering prayer and deliverance. Getting to his position, the man of God commanded Mr Okwii’s problems out in the mighty name of Jesus.
Swept off his feet and landed on the floor by the influence of the Holy Spirit, Mr Okwii began crying wildly while the Spirit of God continued its operation. As he gradually regained consciousness, he felt two forces pulling his spine until one surrendered. By the time he regained full consciousness, the back pain had stopped. Recounting his ordeal, during his testimony last Sunday, he lamented the pain and discomfort he endured for twenty-two years. He however thanked God for using Prophet T.B. Joshua to heal him. In his advice, he urged people all over the world not to limit God, no matter the circumstance.
SEVERE BLEEDING OBEYS THE PROPHETIC VOICE OF GOD
To her, it was just bleeding that had persisted for two years, embarrassing her in public places and leaving her with a lot of psychological agonies. According to her, she had visited many hospitals and herbal homes and yet no solution. Mrs Ihuoma Obioma never knew that she had fibroids until she visited the Arena of Liberty penultimate Sunday. Due to the severity of her bleeding, even some family members had deserted her. According to her, there were occasions when she fainted only to be resuscitated by God. The Nigerian from Imo State had spent a lot on the problem and was left with no other option than to come to Jesus.
One of the things that gave her hope all through those trying times was the appearance of Prophet T.B. Joshua in her dreams. According to her, the man of God had appeared in her dream several times, assuring her of divine protection and help. During the Mass Prayer of penultimate Sunday service, Mrs Obioma was in the auditorium as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered healing and prophecy to the congregation. Prophesying about her case while the atmosphere was charged with serious prayers, the man of God pointed out that there was a woman whose fibroid had burst and that she was bleeding. According to Mrs Obioma, before the man of God would finish that prophetic statement, she felt something burst inside her and she suddenly started bleeding profusely. After that, she was taken to the convenience to clean up by the ushers. Since that moment, the bleeding has stopped!
Thanking God last Sunday, Mrs Obioma testified to the wonderful work God has done in her life by removing the reproach and yoke of bleeding from her. She added that if not for God, she would have continued to lose her blood gradually – a situation that would have led to severe anaemia and possibly, sudden death. She was full of praises for the Almighty in words and even in her victorious body language. “No matter your problem, come to Jesus and God will take it away from you,” she advised.
SPIRIT OF PROSTITUTION, RECURRENT SICKNESS WIPED OUT BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
While she was in the womb, her mother, fed up with having only baby girls, had wanted to ‘help God’ by visiting a native doctor who claimed he would change her sex from a baby girl to a baby boy. Trouble would later ensue after she delivered a baby girl. The native doctor had categorically warned Mrs Ibrahim to present the baby after one week of birth so that he would perform certain rituals. But owing to her disappointment with the sex of the baby, she refused to keep to the agreement. Instead, she gave her life to Christ, acknowledging that she had made a mistake. However, the damage had already been done.
In a matter of weeks, the baby started manifesting some strange traits. She would always cry inconsolably between the hours of 1am and 4am every day. By the time Sagira clocked sixteen, she had started sleeping with older men. According to her, she would dream of snakes and strange entities. When she eventually got into higher institution, she teamed up with a group of ungodly friends with whom she exercised her immoral urges. Together, they would go to clubs and other social gatherings where they had flings with married men. The spirit of lust and seduction possessed Sagira to the extent that the married men who came her way would even abandon their families because of her.
Because of the magnitude of her engagement in those immoral acts, a time came when she became recurrently ill, taking medication almost ceaselessly. Her mother was not happy because she knew all along that she somehow had a hand in the unnatural experiences that her daughter was going through. After taking her from hospital to hospital, Mrs Ibrahim became the more confused.
She once remembered her encounter with the native doctor twenty-two years ago and had confessed to her family, saying she wanted to return to the man for settlement. Her family were not keen on such a fetish venture. They immediately discouraged her and washed their hands off the whole saga. But she needed a way out desperately in order to save the life of her daughter and so, something urgent had to be done.
Being an ardent viewer of Emmanuel TV, Mrs Ibrahim encouraged her daughter to devote time to watching the anointed channel. Realising that there was no other hope of salvation for her daughter, she concluded that Prophet T.B. Joshua is the one God would use to deliver her daughter. And as if the whole episode was crafted by God himself, Mrs Ibrahim did not have any hassles in convincing her daughter to come to The SCOAN for deliverance. Sagira received her deliverance penultimate Sunday during the church service as Prophet T.B. Joshua moved round the congregation, ministering prayer and healing to congregants. As the heat of the prayers grew in intensity, the evil spirit inside Sagira manifested, confessing the harm it had done in the life of the young woman – how it had used her for prostitution and had afflicted her with all sorts of ailments just to distract her from achieving her God-given potentials in life.
The mighty power of God took over Sagira’s life and turned it around for good. After receiving her deliverance, the young woman regretted her past life, promising to live the rest for God. According to her, she is now free as her body feels great and well. The urge to engage in immorality has since been displaced by a passion for Christ and things of the Spirit. She advised young people to draw close to God so that He would uphold them in whatever they do. For her mother, parents should wait on God because in His time, all things are beautiful.
A BAD DAY FOR DEMONS
Possessed by sixty-five demons, she had come to The SCOAN all the way from Tanzania afflicted from birth with strange spiritual attacks. However, the moment she stepped her feet into the Arena of Liberty, the demons in her manifested, confessing that they planned to crash the plane she travelled in. For Dr Beatha Assey, her problems started when she was a child. Then, she would find herself dreaming of snakes, insects and eating all sorts of concoctions. Her woes were further compounded when her stepmother performed some negative ritual on her. As she grew in age, she discovered that her menstrual cycle started very late and then completely stopped.
With recurring abdominal pains and on the advice of her aunt, a team of medical doctors decided to carry out an operation on her to ascertain if there was anything in her womb. A day to the proposed operation, she had dreamt that a mighty snake came out of her womb and was swallowed by her aunt. Sharing the horrible dream with her parents, they seemed not to understand what she was talking about. Their seeming indifference to her challenges somehow made matters worse as they left her at the mercy of those evil dreams.
When it was time for her to undergo the operation, there was serious confusion in the theatre among the doctors. Eventually, all other doctors except one were forced out and her aunt was left alone with her already anaesthetised niece. As she would later be told by the other doctors who peeped through the window, her uterus was cut out and physically eaten by her aunt after an operation that lasted twelve hours.
When she regained full consciousness, her aunt came to her and told her three things: she is not going to have a child because she had swallowed her uterus; she would never get married; she would always be sick. Dr Assey would later experience a failed marriage after just six months of its consummation. Her second attempt seemed successful until her husband later died. She became very sad about life as nothing she placed her hands on ever worked out well. She had lost a lot of money on several occasions after paying for land only to discover that the same land had been sold to other people. Sometimes, while at work as a medical doctor, she would see dead people coming to visit her. It was just bizarre!
Even though she later adopted a child, it did not bring the desired peace to her life because she kept beating the child at the slightest provocation – a scenario that showed that her actions were being tele-guided by some wicked forces. Discovering Emmanuel TV, Dr Assey, after seeing the great works of God on the anointed channel, decided to come to The SCOAN for her deliverance against all odds. And as soon as she stepped her feet at the Arena of Liberty, the demons in her could not stand the fire of the Holy Ghost that permeates the whole atmosphere. And so, her manifestation was not a surprise.
Kneeling down to pray at the Prayer Line, she lost consciousness as the demons confessed their heinous activities in her life. Dr Assey received total deliverance after Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her, casting out the demons from her. During her testimony last Sunday, she was very joyful with what God has done for her – replacing her woes with peace and hope. According to her, she will still return with greater testimonies very soon. “Put your faith in Jesus Christ and He will take all your problems,” she advised.
10 YEARS OF BUZZING IN THE EARS SILENCED AT JUST ONE TOUCH
Bishop Guillermo Barrera, an ordained bishop and phycologist with an outreach ministry throughout Latin America, travelled to The SCOAN from Uruguay to seek the deeper power of God in his life and ministry. Accompanied by his wife, a minister of God and medical doctor, he explained that 10 years ago in 2008, a strange buzzing noise in his ears started after a flight and, much to his frustration, persisted. He went to medical specialists in Argentina and in Paraguay and after the suspicion of wax was discarded after an examination, they could not diagnose the cause of the strange buzzing in his ears.
The days turned to weeks, months and years and the buzzing sound soon became a part of his daily existence. As a minister of God, even praying to God was not a peaceful experience as the silence was never free from this incessant noise. After 10 years and many journeys throughout the world to different centres of Revival, he had resigned to this frustrating persistent noise in his ears.
One day, a friend gave him a DVD of the miracles of God in the ministry of Prophet T.B. Joshua and despite all his experiences in renowned ministries all over the world, he knew this was something different. Together with his wife he finally decided to travel to Nigeria to visit The SCOAN and it was in the Sunday Service when just one touch set him free. He fell to the ground overcome by the presence of God and it was during breakfast the next morning that he suddenly realised that the buzzing noise of ten years was no longer there.
Ecstatic at his healing, Bishop Guillermo advised viewers that the power of God is present in The SCOAN and that all should watch Emmanuel TV. His wife, with her stethoscope in one hand and Bible in the other, said that she could hear the heartbeat of Jesus in The SCOAN and that Jesus is the Doctor of all doctors!
The presence of God was powerfully felt all through the service as the man of God continued to minister healing and deliverance to congregants from different parts of the world.
Prophet T.B. Joshua engaged the minds of congregants with a thought-provoking message, LET THE HOLY SPIRIT REMAIN, centred around the incomprehensible ways of God. “God does not give us what we know how to do,” he said, adding that He gives us what we don’t know how to do so that He would teach us how to do it. According to the man of God, whenever God wants to teach us how to do a thing, he reforms and refines us just as gold passes through the furnace.
Speaking further, he pointed out that most Christians receive but cannot keep the Spirit of God because they allow worries to take over their hearts. He observed that when we hold a grudge or an offence against anyone, we are making our hearts uninhabitable for the Holy Spirit: “When you hold a grudge against a brother, you have already grieved the Holy Spirit.” The man of God also lamented the sad reality of Christians who read the Bible even when their hearts are holding offence. He also said that reading the Bible with a heart filled with grudges amounts to reading ordinary history or literature, “You should not be surprised if the Bible is not real when reading – when you hold an offence against your brother. When it is inspired by the Holy Spirit, it becomes the Bible… When the heart refines the Word, it becomes an instrument for the Spirit of God.”
Concluding, he reminded Christians that only God can give man true greatness, adding that “The race is not always for the swiftest or fastest.” Noting that the world also gives greatness, the man of God observed that only God-given greatness stands the test of time. To buttress his point, he added that God would always take great men through all sorts of experiences in order to enable them understand the vicissitudes of life so that when they are up there, they would not be carried away by pride or selfishness: “God always makes us fit for His position; you should be ready for God’s training.”
In an earlier message titled GOD WITH US, Evangelist Elizabeth called on Christians to pay more attention to the Word of God rather than allow the temporary challenges and troubles of life distract them from the path of glory which the good Lord has in store for them, “Today, many Christians feel hopeless in the face of their mountains as they keep magnifying their problem above their Heavenly Father. The problem is that they never get in perfect harmony with God’s Word. They confess failure instead of victory, sickness instead of good health, bondage instead of freedom, poverty and lack instead of prosperity and blessings of God. If you are such a Christian, you can never rise above your confession.”
She further pointed out that Christians who know that God’s ability can work wonders through them, they would always overcome their challenges by allowing their confessions to align with the Word of God, “As a Christian, if I know God’s ability is working through me, then why confess sickness when the Bible says in Isaiah 53:5 that by His stripes I am healed. It is a thrilling fact that as children of God, when our word becomes one with God’s Word, that Word of God abiding in us gives us an authority in Heaven. Why confess defeat when the Bible says in Romans. 8:37 that ‘I am an overcomer through Christ Jesus. If I order my words aright, God manifests to me, the benefits of His great salvation.”
During the mass prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua, many demonic chains were broken as age-old yokes were broken in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Prophet T.B. Joshua moved round the auditorium with so much power that even people seated at a distance, fell under the influence of the Holy Spirit, manifesting and vomiting all forms of poisonous substances.
MOVING OBJECT REVEALED AS A COCKROACH
Suffering from evil attacks, Ms Chantal Bridget Nyemeck from Cameroon had also discovered a strange movement in her stomach. For some time, she had been seeing herself eating and drinking in her dreams, encountering dead people, including her late husband. She also had a spiritual husband. Her constant torment drove her to take the journey to her neighbouring country Nigeria to visit The SCOAN in search of deliverance. She was further encouraged by a dream in which she had an encounter with Prophet T.B. Joshua. According to her, in her dream, the man of God placed her in water and said, “Be cleansed!”.
Penultimate Sunday, she was in the auditorium as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered spirit filled prayer and deliverance to congregants, in Jesus’ name. During that Mass Prayer, she had prayed for God to locate her. As the prayer intensified, Ms Nyemeck felt the movement of God’s power in her stomach. Suddenly, she started vomiting vile smelling poisonous substances, including a whole cockroach. As soon as she vomited the cockroach, all the movements in her stomach suddenly stopped.Testifying last Sunday, she told congregants that all the nightmares, eating and seeing dead people in her dreams had stopped. According to her, her sleep is now very peaceful. She advised people all over the world to trust God and have faith in Him, no matter how long it takes.
A PARALYSED BODY REVIVED
Mr Mohammed from Lebanon came to The SCOAN with the problem of paralysis of the whole body. Since 2008, the condition had lingered, making him incapable of engaging productively in his business. He could not go to work and even when he tried to sleep, he would experience serious pain and discomfort. Despite the fact that he had been to different hospitals, there was no solution and the problem continued to worsen. The Doctors only suggestion was surgery. Unable to move, Mr Mohamed was brought to The SCOAN in a car, wearing a body brace and neck collar.
Prophet T.B. Joshua came outside to where Mr Mohammed’s car was parked to attend to him right inside the car. According to Mr Mohammed, as soon as the man of God touched him, he felt something come out of him and immediately he stood up to walk for the first time in nine years! Sounding jubilant and radiating a sense of gratitude to God, Mr Mohammed recalled, during his testimony, how he lived daily on medication just to make it through the day. His friend, who came to testify with him, told congregants how Mr Mohammed was introduced to Emmanuel TV and how he decided to seek the face of God. Mr Mohammed has experienced the hand of God through Christ Jesus. Demonstrating his new-found fitness to the glory of God, he advised people all over the world to run to Jesus whenever they have problems.
DISABLED SOLDIER REINSTATED
Lance Corporal Anthony was involved in an accident while serving with the Nigerian army in the north-eastern part of the country – a known area where terrorists operate. The accident left him with a fractured femur which necessitated an operation in which iron was inserted into the affected bone to enable him to walk. Despite the operation, he found it extremely difficult to walk without aid. Aside the crutch which he used, he largely depended on other people for locomotion.
Instead of Lance Corporal Anthony’s condition to improve, it gradually got worse. After the submission of the hospital hit him with a bang of hopelessness, the young soldier decided to go spiritual. He had been hearing about The SCOAN and had witnessed many wonderful miracles on Emmanuel TV, and so, there is hope at the end of the tunnel after all. Mustering some faith-inspired strength, Corporal Anthony visited the Arena of Liberty last Sunday.
During the service, Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered prayer and deliverance to congregants in a most tensed manner. The atmosphere was charged with the ubiquitous power of God. Many were let loose from the grip of demons and evil spirits while others were healed of age-long infirmities. As the man of God moved from one direction to the other, Corporal Anthony could feel the presence of God even from far away. When the man of God eventually got to his position and touched him, he lost touch of the reality around him and landed on the floor. By the time he regained consciousness, he was overtaken by freight and had wanted to run away.
It took the intervention of the evangelists for him to realise that he had just been healed. Rather than run away, they advised him to walk in the glory of God’s power, having been healed of an ailment that defied medical logic. Since that moment, Lance Corporal Anthony has not used a crutch. He walks without aid after the Holy Spirit had operated upon his fractured femur, transforming it into a brand-new one. Demonstrating his fitness with vigour and agility during his testimonies, he told congregants that the crutches were no more useful to him. “I will throw them away,” he added.
CONSTANT BLEEDING CEASED IN JESUS’ NAME
Mrs Chinyere Obichukwu came to The SCOAN with three serious problems. She had been suffering from barrenness due to bleeding caused by fibroid. She also had a kidney disease. The combination of those problems made life very miserable for her. As a banker, the bleeding almost rendered her inefficient in her work place. She would have to visit the convenience so many times in a day. As for the kidney problem, it made her uncomfortable most times. She felt sharp pains in her upper abdominal regions.
Coming to The SCOAN last Sunday, Mrs Obichukwu was bleeding profusely, prompting her to visit the convenience many times to change. But as soon as the man of God started moving around the auditorium, she started feeling the powerful presence of God even before he got to her position. She had been inspired faith-wise by the testimony of a woman who was healed of cancer. She continued to pray while the man of God ministered healing and deliverance to congregants.
By the time the anointed touch of Prophet T.B. Joshua landed on her, she felt a strange yet powerful impact. By the time she returned to the convenience to check herself, she discovered that the bleeding had stopped. Thereafter, the pains in her abdomen also ceased – an indication that the kidney disease was no more. Testifying, the elated woman based in Kaduna State, Nigeria, also declared that she would soon come to testify about her forthcoming baby. Mrs Obichukwu came to The SCOAN with serious problems but has since returned to her home completely healed and full of songs of praise to God. “Believing is your connection. People of God, do not give up. Soldier on!” she advised.
RESTORED TO HIS FEET BY PROPHETIC ORDER
Mr Charles Ude had suffered from the problem of difficulty in walking. The problem saw him undergo a corrective surgery on his back after which his doctors explained that he needed two more surgeries. The Nigerian living in South Africa experienced tough times as he was almost unable to do anything by himself and as his entire lower abdomen had gone numb and virtually dead to every sensory feeling. At a point, he was also given certain social considerations as a disabled person. His condition made him consume different doses of medication daily. Rather than wait to undergo the two remaining surgeries, he summoned enough faith and decided to seek God’s help at The SCOAN.
Penultimate Sunday, he was one of the congregants that attended the church service. During Mass Prayer, he cried out to God to help him as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered prayer and deliverance to congregants from different nations of the world. Adorning a lumbar corset and knee brace, Mr Ude’s leg vibrated as the man of God unleashed God’s power on it. He was thereafter ordered to rise up and walk by the man of God after his leg and body were restored to normal once again, no longer in need of the lumbar corset and knee brace. Obeying that prophetic directive, Mr Ude sprang to his feet, walking unaided for the first time in a long while. His miraculous healing was accompanied by shouts of “Thank You, Jesus!” by himself and members of the congregation.
During his testimony last Sunday, Mr Ude told congregants how he suffered untold hardship as a result of his difficulty in walking. According to him, even his career was seriously threatened by the problem. He also recounted how his pastor in the United States had discouraged him from ministering the Morning Water. His pastor’s discouragement would soon prove to be unfounded after they had tried to burn the Morning Water. But instead of burn with the fire, the anointed medium moved like a spirit and left them gapping in awe. “Whatever your problem, your solution is in the hands of God,” he advised.