BY SIBU M. MOKOENA
Things did not end well for the man who accused Prophet T.B. Joshua, founder of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) of employing devilish and diabolic powers to deceive a magnitude of people from all corners of the world.
Edafe Unoho was, at the time, in need of divine intervention for his drinking problem. He says he could not seek help from arguably Africa’s most humble prophet because people in drinking joins would describe the pastor as a magician.
“I was possessed with a spirit that forced me to drink alcohol. The spirit would urge me to sleep with pro*stitutes. It would say: You have drink alcohol now, go find a girl to sleep with” he narrates in a clip shared by SCOAN’s Emmanuel TV.
Unoho says he nearly lost his job because of his behavior as he would “just disappear after getting his salary”.
The man says he had been possessed for over 17 years of chronic alcoholism and a drug addict. However, he refused to go for prayers at SCOAN due to what he had heard of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
“I told my sister that I can not go to SCOAN because they say that man [T.B. Joshua] is a ritualist”.
Unoho’s sister was delivered from a spiritual husband who would sleep with her.
“But after being convinced by my sister, I tuned to Emmanuel TV and realised that my friends and I were wrong. That Prophet T.B. Joshua is a true man of God” he confesses, saying he had an encounter with Jesus Christ through the Morning Water that proved to be his turning point.
In her message titled SUCCESS BEGINS WITH BOLDNESS, Evangelist Anne encouraged Christians to brace up for the uncertainties of life by standing firm and bold in the face of adversity so that God’s will in their lives will come to pass. She referred to the story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego – the three Hebrew men who called the bluff of King Nebuchadnezzar who had insisted that they must bow to the golden image.
She observed that by their adamant refusal to do the bidding of the Babylonian King, they brought God onto the scene and that was why even when they were thrown into the fiery furnace, nothing happened to them. According to her, such display of boldness should be the hallmark of a true Christian. She however bemoaned the attitude of people who call themselves Christians whereas fear dominates their heart. “God has not given us the spirit of fear but the spirit of sunshine”, she added.
She further stated that it is what we believe and confess as Christians that defines our standing before God. Just as the three Hebrew men stood their grounds against the orders of King Nebuchadnezzar, believing that their God would come to their rescue (and even going to the extent of saying that if their God does not show up, they still would not bow to that lifeless image), the true Christian is expected to be bold to the end even in the face of the gravest danger.
Concluding, she reminded Christians that success in the race of life depends on how they make use of their heart: “Our heart is the contact and communication point for the Holy Spirit or satan, depending on who you give your attention to.” She therefore urged them to confess positively at all times, irrespective of the challenges they may be facing, adding that “Many find themselves bowing to the pressure and tension of everyday living” when they should have known that “Life never closes the door to opportunity” for those who stand firm in Christ. For such people, SUCCESS BEGINS WITH BOLDNESS!