To contribute his humble quota to the spiritual anointing already reverberating through the length and breadth of the auditorium as a direct consequence of the tunes from the choir, Wise Man Christopher proceeded to unravel his message.

Citing the game of football as the best way to explain the philosophy of life, he harped on the concept of ‘stopping intervals’ for self- assessment.  During the break, he went on, the teams assess themselves and prepare for the challenges ahead because, as he put it, life itself is a mission. We need to stop at intervals to assess our relationship with God. What does God say about us?

The wise man aptly tagged his message, A Mere Stopping Interval and supported it with John 16:16 and 19 to 22 as his proof texts. A mere stopping interval, he elaborated, is a short break in life. In the spiritual walk with God, we have both good and hard times alike. Conceding the congregation a moment of reflection, he asked, ‘What time are you in now as a child of God?’ As a child of God, he added in a consolatory tone, your hard time is as good as your good time. Your hard time is for the glory of God. It is not like others’. Referring to Job, as one who understood the purpose of life, he said Job never saw his hard time as a result of sin; he saw it as a mere stopping interval. He reckoned there is time for everything. God allows it to happen to us not out of hatred but out of love. He gives and denies in love. If God granted all our desires, it would appear that we are unwilling to taste of Christ’s cup.

Joseph recorded stopping intervals as he went through the pit to prison and finally to his throne. In Luke 18:18-25, the young ruler refused to go through the season of pain to enjoy eternity. He never realised that those who have the greatest impact on society never concerned themselves with riches. Money is but a small slice of life. The blessings of Jesus enrich the soul eternally. Many people seek short cuts and so their long breaks become short and vice versa. No matter how close you are to Jesus, you cannot change the steps of fate because there is no short cut to spiritual maturity. There are unchangeable events that our prayers cannot change. This offers an opportunity for mind management.

The greatest mistakes happen because of impatience. In haste to achieve something in life, you are bound to make a mistake that might pull you down. Your purpose must be clear for your life to have meaning. We overcome by keeping our purpose, mission and vision in the forefront of our mind. A resolve to do whatever proper thing it takes, separates the strong from the weak. To turn your hard time into a good time, you must stay true to your purpose. The purpose of life sees beyond the pains of life. The purpose of life is to glorify the Creator; but  not the created. A stopping interval enables us to redirect our progress. Broken focus is the reason why many people fail. Those who stay focused through their trials will be blessed by their trials.


Describing the wise man’s message as wonderful, Prophet T. B. Joshua, adhering to the same tack, referred the congregation to Job. Using Job as a standard, the prophet gave his exhortation which he entitled: Discovering Your Purpose. Job’s purpose on earth was clear. When our purpose is clear, our life will have meaning, the prophet reaffirmed. The devil, according to him, wants you to curse God while under pain. That is why the devil takes delight in inflicting pain on people. Satan enjoys anything that can make you see God in a bad light. However, those who bless God in their trouble prove their sonship.

The purpose of life is to glorify God in both good and hard times alike because God does not change. It is not our hard work or skill that enriches us; it is by God’s blessing. That is why people without fast legs or smoothness of tongue should be grateful to God. The same that gives also takes away at will. In our walk with the Lord, there are good and hard times. We must adore Him all the time and fall down to worship Him. Weeping must not hinder sowing or worshipping. Drawing his listeners’ attention to Job 1:21, he recalled the quote: ‘Naked I came and naked shall I return.’ No one, he added, can be so poor as he was at birth. Are you poor or in need? You must eye not only the hands of God but also the name of God. To know God is not only to see His work but also to learn His way.

Matthew 6:33 says but seek first the Kingdom of God and all other things shall follow. However, this is not the turn of mind today, when people have reversed the priority. A man may be poor but yet be a candidate of Heaven. There is no reason for faith which is as good as the Word of God. If we receive some comfort, shall we not receive some pain? Why should we not be contented with that which pleases God? Satan uses our desires as a bait. Who knows what would have happened to us, if our desires, which often tempt us and our prayers had been answered?  You must find room in your heart to bless God, even when He takes away. We must give His holy name honour by our willing submission, the prophet enthused.


Some major events of the previous service were revisited on video and in one of them, the prophet prophesied to a man who made love to chickens. In course of his verbal interaction with the prophet, the young man disclosed his name as Karo of Delta, Nigeria. Coming out into the open to confirm the prophecy, the young man narrated how he developed affection for chickens for years. He said he had the habit of sleeping with chickens; at least one every day since 1999. In answer to the prophet, he further disclosed that his affection for chickens would well up as soon as he saw one and some of them would not even cluck or cackle as he caught them. Contrary to his thinking, the urge for chickens never waned even after his marriage. It was that behaviour that prompted his visit to The SCOAN, he disclosed. Delivered by the prophet, Karo overcame the negative spirit. Thanks be to almighty God for using HIS anointed one mightily.


The next clip revealed the prophet speaking to a woman in whose stomach, he said, he could see something. The prophet also added that he saw earrings and asked the question, “Is it a man that wears earrings or a woman?” This question by the prophet brought to light the object of their interaction. Accompanied by her husband, Mrs. Ibrahim confirmed the prophecy. On the verge of losing her four-month pregnancy, Mrs Ibrahim said she rushed to The SCOAN to seek the face of God. She was however, surprised that the prophet could identify the sex of the baby even at four months. After receiving prayer and assurances from the man of God, Mrs Ibrahim went home. When the time came, she delivered on her bed. She delivered a baby girl as prophesied by the man of God. The prophecy, according to her, made her husband give his life to God. In his contribution, Mr Ibrahim underscored his wife’s testimony and also confirmed giving his life to Jesus after that incident. Talking on Mr Ibrahim’s conversion, the man of God averred that no one can convert except God. Man preaches and God converts.


The next video clip revealed the Wise Man in a spirited dialogue with a pregnant woman. ‘Madam, can I talk to you? What did the doctor say?’ ‘Operation’, the woman replied. ‘In the arena of liberty, Jesus provides solutions and you will deliver your baby girl safely’. After this assurance, the Wise Man prayed for the woman and told her that the baby was in the wrong position and that that was the reason for the bleeding. Coming into the open to confirm the video clip, Mrs Celesta Ikeh told her listeners that in March, she came to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations to seek the face of God where the Wise Man prayed for her and told her that her baby assumed a wrong position in the womb, assuring her that all was over as the Lord was in control. She went home light-hearted after that assurance and when the time came, she delivered her baby girl in the hospital without an operation. Her husband, Ugochukwu confirmed his wife’s testimony and thanked God for His mercy and blessing.


The clip after that displayed the Wise Man as he told a man that he could see a letter, a sack letter with him. In confirmation of the prophecy, the man took a few paces to where he kept his briefcase and brought out the letter. Prophesying further, the wise man urged him to be happy as something positive was about to happen in his life. ‘This is your year, rejoice, it has happened!’ the wise man assured him after his prayer for him.  The video clip over, Mr Tony Mgbeakwe stepped out to confirm the prophecy, adding that after the prophecy he began to receive many letters and emails with offers of jobs.  Among these was his former work place, an oil company in Congo that wanted him to come back for a new offer.  Assuring them of his readiness to come back given better conditions of service, Tony was advised to tarry a while. Sooner than Tony ever imagined, they wrote to state their new conditions and salary which, to God be the glory, was thrice his salary of old. Tony accepted the new condition and received an email with a flight ticket to Congo to resume work on the 14th of March. According to him, he now enjoys a better condition of service where his salary runs into millions of naira. To God be the glory for the turnaround in the life of Tony.


Another clip revealed the case of a child whose very existence was threatened by an anus cancer which caused the anus to bulge out. The cancer had so disfigured that part of the body that the doctor in charge called for an operation, which itself, might put the child’s life at risk. The doctor himself described his chances of surviving the operation as fifty-fifty. As they were about signing to go for the operation, the parents thought of The SCOAN and opted to come here to try their luck. At the prayer line, Wise Man Daniel prayed for the child stretching his hand towards him in the name of Jesus. At home, according to the mother who gave the testimony, healing started immediately and to the glory of God the child is completely healed.


Pastor Obaseki of Divine Grace of Glory Church, Benin and his wife with a baby mounted the platform for an enthralling testimony. He started his own church in a wooden kiosk in a location where his few followers and himself worshipped.  As soon as he erected the structure where they worshipped, an old man of experience told Pastor Obaseki that the piece of land on which he had established his church had an ugly history of not only frustrating evangelical efforts but also causing untimely deaths to pastors who used it in that way.

Buoyed by the light of the Lord that he served, Pastor Obaseki remained undaunted in defiance of historical facts and glued himself to his mission. As a pastor, he knew of Prophet T. B. Joshua but doubted his genuiness because of his unique style of prayer and the negative rumours surrounding him and openly spoke of his disbelief of the ministry.

However after watching so many miracles and wonders on Emmanuel TV Pastor Obaseki decided to go into a retreat and fasting for three days during which he hoped to hear from the Lord about who T.B. Joshua really was. It was only on the last day of the fasting that he dreamt and saw Prophet T. B. Joshua stretching his hand to pray for him. Reassured by this dream, Pastor Obaseki decided to make a visit to the SCOAN. At the end of the service, Prophet T. B. Joshua asked all the pastors present to proceed to the Mountain for prayer. When Pastor Obaseki got to the Prayer Mountain, he witnessed enough to bring him to remorse over all the obscenities he had issued against the prophet. He asked God there and then to forgive him. He had often wondered aloud how the prophet delivers those with contrary spirits by simply shouting and the affected person would fall down in deliverance. To Pastor Obaseki, that feat is unprecedented in the history of deliverance.

The hallmark of the visit was his personal interaction with the prophet in what he described as his unbelievably small office compared to the fame and big name of Prophet T. B. Joshua. At the end of the meeting, he had a gift of the Anointing Water from the prophet. At home he prayed with his wife who had been barren for five years and sprayed the Anointing Water on her and himself. He also went to his church and did same with the Anointing Water. The result is that the barrenness was broken and today the wife is a mother of a bouncing baby girl. The sprinkling of the Anointing Water in the church premises heralded a huge breakthrough in his ministry. A three-floor building is now under construction in place of the old wooden kiosk that served as the church. According to the pastor, men and women of wealth, name and fame now patronise his church to seek the face of God.

Confirming her husband’s testimony, the wife added that she delivered her baby on October 7th 2010.  Joyous like everybody else, the prophet promised to teach the pastor new habits as he called for the reading of Daniel 6:10.

We praise the name of God the almighty for the wonderful feats of deliverance and salvation happening weekly at The SCOAN. To God be the glory!

  • Thomas Swartz

    Dear beloved Prophet of God and wisemen thanks for this wonderful message glory to be God what a powerful message from God .thanks for the teachings.

  • I give glory to the Lord for his mighty hand through his servant Snr Prophet T B Joshua our father,our couch,our teacher and our Prophet.

    Fear is defeated because I learned the truth which is the WORD of God also the Holy Spirit.The teachings from the man of God and the wisemen gave me freedom.


    God bless you Sir Emmanuel!

  • Samson Chanda Kunda

    Praise be to God almighty for all the wonderful miracles we are witnessing through the anointed man of God Prophet T.B.Joshual and the wise men. I will always magnify God’s name brcause He has given us living Prophets in this our time. Indeed, He is ever present in our lives and at any time.

  • Sampson Osei-Ampem

    Thanks be to GOD, Emmanuel , what a God we serve, i say thank you Jesus for manifesting yourself through our Father in the Lord Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Wise men, when i saw the healing of the boy with anus cancer, i said yes our God is Awesome God, i thank God for the Life of Prophet T.B. Joshua, and i say May God bless him, his family and the Wise men. Emmanuel.

  • mbah Acha Rose Ngwari Fomundamm

    To God be the Glory. Thank you Senior Prophet T.B Joshua. Thank you Emmanuel T.V.

  • Agok

    Thank you the TB Joshua Blog for sending me thesePosts, my faith has been lifted. Glory Be God.

  • Elvis Agbadobi

    Thank you senior prophet t.b Joshua,the wise men,emmanuel partners and everybody at scoan,remain blessed.Emmanuel!!!

  • Nothing to say if not to give thank’s to God for his servant… To be trough, for sure… my breakthrough, my way out and my freedom has come by God connecting me to the MAN OF GOD Prophet TB Joshua. No more fear of satan and his agents.
    With the SCOAN… my life and my future are sure… the inded, the Best has COME for me !!!

    Viewer from RD Congo

  • I thank God for the life of prophet T B J ,his family, the wise men.The entire crew of the Scoan,Emmanuel tv and to crown it all, Nigeria as a country in Africa. This continent is blessed with a prophet of our time.He represents Jesus Christ in this world.It is a real previlege, and another chance for the people to deviate from unrighteousness,unbelieve and sin,We need to run to God as a prodigal son did in the bible.our heavely Father is ready to accept us back to the original position He created us for.Better is not good for enough, the best is yet to come.Emmanuel!!!

  • Barati Portia Mooketsi

    Emmanuel, I love God and emmanuel tv has taught me the word of God and am still learning. Man of God is there any chance you will send annonting water to Botswana? I have been watching how your evangelist have been delivering people in Ghana, Capetown and other parts of the world.

    i pray to God that when the time is right i will arrive at Scoan because God,s time is the best.

  • josephine mulenga

    Thank you man of God for your messege really it has helped the world and many are delivered. Please Man of God pray for me am being tormented by night mares i cant sleep without it coming, but through your prayers i always call the name Jesus.


  • mainimo etienne mengnjo

    God is wounderful.may His Name be praise

  • We thank God for the teachings we receive from the man of God prophet TBJ. They are not just theory or dry philosophy but accompanied with power.


    May the name of our Lord Jesus christ be glorified always

  • Thank you TB Joshua Blog for sending these posts, realy everything is possible in hands of God. Indeed my faith has been lifted and i have faith that one day my barreness will come to end prise be to God. Emmanuel!.

  • Past: Lazarus Araeb

    Praise the Lord God is good all the time. This word is like a direct word to me, currently i am going through hard times. My business is not going on as I desire and thus my finances are restraint but i believe in the power of God, he never leave us nor forsake us. Thank man of God and wise men for that prophetic word. Greater is He that lives in us than he that is in the world. God bless u at scoan. Luv u from Namibia

  • Egah Komla Romain


  • kennedy sukali

    o yes jesus is the same from the time of simon peter up to now he is doing the same praise the lord MALAWI.

  • Patricia mmonie jankie

    Thank u God for the provision of technology and prophet tb joshua. now i know about checking n evaluatin my walk with the lord of which i will pass the teaching to pple around me n walk the talk. god bless you mightly my mentor, teacher, dad, motivator friend n soul mate

  • Lovelyn

    Bless the Lord! Oh my soul and all that is within me, bless his holy name.

  • Rose Masenya

    I thank God for His servant Prophet T.B.Joshua for doing this great job helping the poor and the opressed through the word of God. May the good Lord enrichly bless you. Emmanuel!!!

  • PFC

    Emmanuel – God with us
    If God with us who can be against us.
    The God Almighty of Snr Prophet T B Joshua is God. For ever he will be. He is the Alpha and Omega. I thank Snr Prophet T B Joshua for the wonderful word of God Almighty he spoke on Sunday. He said people should have a room in their heart to glorify God whether in good times and bad times like what Job did. God is a man who does not lie, all his promises he promised us will honor them as long as we glorify him and bless him all the time. Better is not good enough but the best is yet to come Snr Prophet T B Joshua.
    I thank God Almighty for using Wise Man Daniel for praying for the little boy who had anus cancer, what a miraculous power of God Almighty. God Almighty loves us and he is always with us.
    Thank you Wise Man Christopher for the wonderful word of God Almighty



  • pamela musonda

    Glory to almight God the owner of life,thank you to prophet TB Joshua for God to use you as a servant of God to obedince to the spirit and word may God contiune to use you as a vissle may, he add more days to your life. zambia

  • Ayoub Desta

    To God be the glory.God bless you Prophet TB Joshua and bless the Wise Men.It is written in the Holy Bible in(1JOHN 4:17″In this way,love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment,because in this world we are like him”)(NIV)In Jesus’ Name.Amen

  • Maureen Kabey

    I truly appreciate the weekly blog. I am going through my own stopping place and I know that I am going to another level. I really was ministered to by the message of Wiseman Christopher. May God increase the Prophet and the Wisemen.

  • Julietkambwiri

    Glory be to God and Pro.joshua and prayer warriors as we are witnessing the power of God thru jesus christ deepening our christian faith how we wish you came to malawi!

  • Shu Emmanuel Ngwa

    Glory to God in the highest. Amen

  • Robert silali

    The message was very encouraging and i thank God for his servant.

  • dior din eboumbou

    j,apprécie le message de l,homme sage qui prend exemple de vie le foot et que dieu le bénisse et q,il continu d,utiliser son servant tb joshua dans de tout ceux qui avaient perdus espoir et ne pensaient plus jésus est vivant et ce jésus a déjà porté nos péchés il suffit juste d,y croire et il agira dans notre vie peu importe la durée parce que son temps est le meilleur et rien n,est impossible à celui qui croit.Cameroun

  • judy jikumbi

    Truly God is the God of miracles who never failes. who have passion on us. let us praise him in spirit and in truth. praise the Lord amen add amen.

  • I pray that one day this year i visit the SCOAN and it is my wish. God bless your entire team in Jesus Name. AMEN!

  • nombuso SA

    Ahh i don’t have words for the gratitude of the impact you are in my life. Words can not describe. May you, your wife,children & the entire congregation stay blessed. I am at the bottom pit in mylife, lost everything except for my dignity. I believe too that the miracle is on my way. Jehovah’s the center piece in mylife. Amen..


    He is really an AWESOME GOD.HALLELUJAH.How do i connect my freind to T.B JOSHUA BLOG?

  • malovhele nancy

    thank u jesus for a wonderful job he has done, by sending t.b joshua, to deliver us. I believe jesus will do more and continue to bless us. God bless t.b. Joshua and those wise men

  • peter jere

    we only hear about anointing water but we have never held it in hand man of God its not all who can manage to come there pliz think about us also!

  • Julietkambwiri

    We have our State President whom we are told wrote about his readiness to die .The matter has ashamed the so called Church Leaders called PAC.Would you repeat your phrophecy on Bingu’s fate?

  • Luis Jose Joao Simbe

    Obrigado. dou gracas a Deus pela vida de voces. estou abencoado

  • Pastor Lazarrus Araeb

    Praise the Lord for He is good


    Romans 8:17
    Now if we are his children,then we are heirs -heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ if indeed we share his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.

    The Holy Bible advises us that if we are the children of the faithful Most High God then we are his heirs and co-heirs with Lord Jesus Christ. We possess the blessings he keeps for his people and we will also posses with Jesus Christ what God has kept for him, for if we share Christ sufferings, we will also share his glory.
    Let us commit ourselves to God and to the Word of life and his grace which can built us up and give us an inheritance among all those who are sanctified. We are all children of God through faith in Christ Jesus for all of you who were born again and baptized into Christ and have clothed ourselves with Christ. There is neither race, slave nor male nor female, for we are all one in Christ Jesus.
    If you belong to Christ then you are Abrahams seed and heirs according to the promise.
    I give thanks to our Heavenly Father for allowing us to be his heirs and co-heirs with his only Son Lord Jesus Christ. I thank him for his unfailing love and for being a wonderful comforter and for his wonderful deeds. For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things