Seated in the congregation, Mrs Felnyi Chinda never knew that the prophecy of the man of God would locate her. She had come all the way from Adamawa State with a secret stigma of abnormal bleeding. The words of Prophet T.B. Joshua went straight into her heart as she heard the prophecy, “There is a woman here; you are bleeding down your leg.” She got up and made her way to the front of the altar, knowing that the devil’s shame in her life was a thing of the past. Following the instruction from the prophet to go to the bathroom to check herself, she was overjoyed to discover that the bleeding had stopped! After the prophecy and deliverance last week, the life of Miss Felnyi Chinda has been transformed. The abnormal bleeding now a memory, she can focus on her future. Thank You, Jesus!
Mrs Nicoline Ngwei’s diagnosis was not cheering at all. “You have a critical kidney problem,” her doctor had told her. The Camerounian mother of five had been feeling very weak and would vomit whatever she ate. She could not take care of her children as she watched life ebb out of her. However, she believed in God’s power to heal her, so she began ministering The New Morning Water and praying as she ingested the water. In time, she found herself getting better. Excited about the development, she went to the doctor, who tested her again and declared her healed. “When you use this Morning Water, use it with faith and you will be the next testifier,” she advised the church this morning.
“I lost my dad when I was young. I didn’t go to school. I didn’t have any certificates. I used to wonder how I would make it,” stated Mr Frank Gogo. The Ghanaian further explained how when growing up, he was carted around from one uncle to another. “My prayer was that my family should not go through what I faced.”
After struggling through childhood, Mr Gogo tried to establish himself in the area of estate development but nothing sold. Whenever he took customers to the prospective properties, they would look at his dilapidated car and not believe the houses he was selling were genuine.
Eventually Mr Gogo came to The SCOAN for God to intervene. He received the Morning Water which he ministered to himself and his land and immediately he saw a change. Customers began to believe him and buy the properties in his care. Upon seeing the effect, Mr Gogo would fill big water bottles, minister the Morning Water inside it and he would carry it on him when he showed customers around, sprinkling it on the ground! Mr Gogo also had a dream in which he saw Prophet T.B. Joshua handing him a big fish. After this, his breakthrough came in a big way.
“I was formerly living a low level life; now I have a beautiful house and I have three businesses. I am the first person in my family to buy not only a car but also two trucks and an SUV! “God has done a lot for me; He can do it for you too!” Mrs Gogo added, “It’s been the grace of God; I just want to thank God for everything.”
“There is a woman there; when you sleep, you wet the bed.” Those were the words of prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua that set Ethel Machipisa, a Zimbabwean, free from bed-wetting. Narrating the ordeal she went through during those embarrassing moments of her life, she said she had to be transferred to a dormitory for bed-wetting girls.
Confirming the man of God’s pronouncement that it was a family problem, she said that a cousin of hers who joined her in school also had the same problem. With a joyful heart, she told of her experience after her deliverance last Sunday. “No more bed-wetting since my deliverance,” she testified during the Live Sunday Service. She advised those facing difficulties of life never to lose hope, as God is the problem-solver.
Mr Paul David and his brother came to The SCOAN to testify of the saving power of Jesus Christ in his life. It happened that day’s earlier the cab driver had been kidnapped by passengers he had picked up at the motor park. However, when they got to their named destination, they brought out guns and abducted him.
They beat him up viciously and demanded millions of naira from his family, threatening to kill him if they didn’t get the money. The family started trying frantically to raise the money but all to no avail. His Germany-based sister told them she would call the Emmanuel TV prayer line and they would pray with her and her brother would be released. The family had little or no faith as the calls from the kidnappers became more persistent and they could no longer determine the fate of their brother.
As God would have it, in no time the kidnapped man was released by the power of our Lord Jesus Christ. He advised all and sundry to have faith in Jesus Christ, believing that with God all things are possible.
If millions of this generation are to believe, they must see PROOF that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever! Get ready to witness undeniable evidence of God’s Word and power at work as you join Prophet T.B. Joshua in a practical demonstration of Christianity in today’s Sunday Live Service at The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria.
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Having spent the better part of the year deciding on where to go for my spiritual uplifting, reflection, soul searching and resting my body from the tight and rigorous schedule, I decided to once again travel to the West African city of Lagos, for a date with Senior Prophet Tomitope Balogun Joshua aka The Man of God.
Although I am a regular visitor there and I can claim to some extent to know the place very well, what impressed me most this time was the extraordinary measures that the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) had put in place to make the stay of the pilgrims enjoyable.
In simple terms SCOAN has turned around 360 degrees in improving its daily service to the visitors. The Martyrs are extraordinarily friendly from the protocol officers who receive their visitors at the point of entry Mohamed Murtala airport to drivers who have mastered the art of manoeuvring around the over congested Lagos traffic in a convoy without missing each other, kitchen staff who cook delicious meals and ensure visitors are well cared for throughout the day and the cleaners who sweep clean so much that one could find a needle on the floor.
Others are security personnel who ensure the safety of pilgrims, ushers who take you to any place and, or attend to your needs, coordinators who are assigned to each hostel block for ease of reference and improvement of communication between the church administration and to evangelists and the spiritual leader himself, Senior Prophet TB Joshua purely to ensure the comfort and safety of the guests.
Although the place is visited by hundreds of visitors in any given day who come with all
sorts of life challenges, one does not need to worry about hygiene as the church premises, be it the courtyard, passages, hostel blocks, dining halls or ablution facilities, are kept sparkling clean around the clock. Those who watch both live televised and recorded emmanuel.tv transmissions will attest to the fact that they have seen how quickly the floor is cleaned as soon as the viewers have seen whatever would have been used as exhibit by those being delivered.
Forget about the fact that some of the hostel blocks look like a boarding school hostel hall- they have many beds and still leave enough space for residents to move around. All hostel halls no matter their size are well ventilated with fitted air-conditioners placed at strategic points.
Based on this one may come up with a different view and, or understanding on why visitors are accommodated that way. My spiritual understanding is that, although pilgrims go to SCOAN for different reasons which include but not limited to Spiritual uplifting and drawing nearer to their Creator in a conducive atmosphere, in Christ there are no boundaries as such there is the need to widen his scope by meeting other nationals.
Contrary to some talk, what comes out clearly before the multitudes who attend the SCOAN church sessions inside the Arena of Liberty and overflow per any given time, is SCOAN is not a threat to any congregation around the world whose members, whether individually or as a group, decide to visit Prophet TB Joshua for their healing, deliverance and or salvation.
The praise and worship
The praise and worship session is simply the best moment for any visitor as it prepares you for the day. The music is very lively, performed by a professional resident band- who sings all types of songs from praise songs on any rhymes from reggae to soul and so on and so forth. The band is universal and is composed of highly professional artists of different nationals, from the host country of Nigeria, South Africa, USA, etc. it is a true reflection of Psalms 150 that states that one must Praise God in his temple and praise him with trumpets, drums and dancing.
The Prayer Mountain
Visiting SCOAN will be incomplete without a visit to the Prayer Mountain. Though still under construction, it is open for church visitors to go and draw nearer to their Creator under a peaceful atmosphere. The prayer mountain is simply TB Joshua’s vision, everything is done according to how God directs him. It is a multimillion structure which without doubt is amongst the top Nigerian foreign currency earners which attracts tourists from different countries.
The respective residences at the prayer mountain are different, there is the presidential suite, private apartments, which are not fitted with air conditioning, but TB Joshua himself being someone who likes nature, has ordered that they should be built in such a way that the apartments use nature for cooling as the rooms are surrounding the 5-metre deep pond which adds glamour and colour to the area. The pond is full of fish which is used to feed the pilgrims and is also given free of charge to people who live near the mountain. There is also a helicopter pad for the chopper that ferries visitors who reside there from the airport.
The story of the pond is amazing as well. It started as a small stream within the area where TB started his church after uprooting the trees in the area in order to build the mountain, there was a heavy downpour and within a short time the place was filled with fish. The prayer mountain is built on top of the pond and all pillars holding the massive structure are wood, but inside that wood there is steel or iron structure. The wood is used for amongst others, decoration. This is not an ordinary wood; it absorbs water and gets stronger when wet.
The prayer mountain has two gardens. The first which is an open garden accommodates up to 4000 people per time. The second is usually used by Prophet Joshua for both prayers and live TV coverage, but is also open for the visitors to pray there. The same garden has a library which contains all kinds of books for visitors to relax. The gardens are covered by natural trees which are automatically watered by the pond.
I was one of those who were blessed to give live testimony on Emmanuel.tv. But that came with a price. To this day I still receive correspondences of many well wishers some of whom I have never met who live both locally and other countries asking if I could give them the morning water. I feel I had a good rest to continue with my schedule.