WHO IS A PROPHET?


THE JOY OF SALVATION

The Sunday Live Service on 23rd October 2011, started with an opening prayer by one of the evangelists, welcoming the congregation and the viewers around the world into the arena of liberty. Then, at God’s appointed time, Wise Man Racine came out to deliver the good news of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ with a message titled – The Joy of Salvation. He first asked the congregation three questions, ‘Are you happy?’ ‘What makes you happy?’ and ‘If you were told that today were your last day on earth would you still be happy?

Wiseman Racine

In answer to the question, he said that until you experience God in your life, there will be dissatisfaction. Until you experience God in your life, you will have a sense of hunger to know what life is all about and a desire to know what happens after life is over. Using Luke 10:20-21 as the proof text for his message, Wise Man Racine enlightened everyone by saying that satisfaction in life is not about having children, money or other worldly possessions; you have to experience God. He also said that salvation is the issue of destiny and that the real things of a man are not of his body or his flesh but the first place we are to prosper is in our spiritual life. Encouraging those in attendance at the service and the viewers watching from anywhere they were in the world, Wise Man Racine stated that when Jesus Christ becomes the Boss, the CEO, the Director of your life, everything becomes different; you think differently, you act differently, you walk differently, you have a sensitivity that you never had, you begin to have feelings for others and you have the privilege of letting the Creator, God Almighty, assist you in all you do. That is the joy of salvation. So, never doubt your salvation. Once you become a Christian, satan can never snatch you away from God.

WHO IS A PROPHET?

Prophet T.B. Joshua

Expanding on the theme of previous weeks, Prophet T.B. Joshua spoke more concerning the different classes and roles of prophets in his message, titled, Who Is A Prophet?

He started by saying that the belief of people is that a prophet is only out to predict or foretell the future. There are two classes of prophets. We have the general practitioner and the prophet. The first class of prophets are those who have the ability to communicate the saving will of God. They may be called general practitioners or general prophets. General prophets are true teachers and preachers because of their deep knowledge of the Scriptures. They teach and preach about things announced and known. The other prophets are those who receive direct and specific messages from God. We are not used to these prophets. That is why most times, the prophet is doubted and criticised. He ended his message saying that unbelief is high because of worldly distraction and that you need the spirit of a prophet to recognize, to understand and to know a prophet.

Demonstrating his words that the prophet also has the grace to tell us the situation at the moment, Prophet T.B. Joshua proceeded to shed light on one of the main problems of the African continent as the lack of consultants for the continent’s leaders. “Anyone that does not have a consultant will not have direction. You need a good consultant to make it.”

He appealed to ex-presidents and ex-leaders of Africa to disconnect themselves from political parties and come together as Statesmen of Africa. He advised them to form a powerful association where they can become consultants to the presidents of their nations and can lead the masses without tagging themselves to a political party. On this note, he led the congregation and viewers worldwide in prayer for God to redeem the continent of Africa. “Now we have discovered the solution. The solution is that ex-presidents, ex-leaders, ex-kings, ex-queens should come out, return to the masses, retire and stop tagging themselves to any political party. They should stay clear and become statesmen. If this is done, peace would return.”

DELIVERED FROM A TREE DEMON

Then it was time to listen to the experiences of people and to testimonies.

The congregation sat enthralled as they listened to the chilling tale of Mr Vincent Ogor Okpobrisi and his family.

Mr. Vincent Ogor Okpobrisi

Mr. Vincent Ogor Okpobrisi began his account by taking the congregation back 38 years to 1972 when as a young man he was working as a caterpillar driver, at the age of 24. He related how he was working on a particular project of clearing a way through a thick forest for a road to link to an Express Way. He said that there was one fateful day that before he set out to work, the village chief priest called him and warned him that there is a tree by the name of Okpobrisi that he should not move close to because it is a demon of the forest. As it happened, as he was approaching the vicinity of this particular tree, he became worried and took over the controls of the vehicle himself so as to avoid any unpleasant occurrence that he would later regret. But in spite of such efforts, as he was passing this tree, another tree that he felled swung and struck it and it split and fell. He said that immediately this happened, the demon behind the tree sent a swarm of bees from that tree towards him and they began to sting him all over his body. There were other people there but the bees targeted him alone. He said that he became very weak, fell down, became unconscious and was rushed to hospital.

After that day, his life was no longer the same. He explained how he felt something enter him and he started hearing strange voices. His began living a wild and wayward life, and was constantly roaming around without peace. Sickness began to strike him, right, left and centre.

There was not enough time for him to fully relate his experiences but one of the strangest things he said was that the demon made him to reject the name given to him by his parents, and instead bear its name, Okpobrisi. He said he was compelled to change the name of his company to ‘Okpobrisi’ Plant Hire. This demonic affliction also extended to his family as he explained that nothing was going well for anyone in the family and that his wife had wanted to leave him.

This demon had been tormenting him and affecting every area of his life for so many years before he came to The SCOAN and received deliverance when Wise Man Christopher prayed for him and the demon in his life had been exposed.

He concluded by declaring that since his deliverance, he has been at peace and slept well. “I’m not hearing those voices anymore” he joyfully declared, thanking God for delivering him from the demonic authority over his life that had kept him bound and burdened for so long.

MIRACLE BABY IN THE SCOAN!

Mr and Mrs Ale Egu shared their joyful testimony of the miraculous birth of their daughter during the previous Monday Service, 17th October 2011. Hardly able to contain her joy, Mrs Ale Egu spoke of how TB Joshua had said that there would be another baby girl coming into the world before the end of the service, on that Monday. She had come to The SCOAN for safe delivery. She explained how she went into labour suddenly and was rushed to the labour room. The Wise Man came to pray for her and told her “Deliver your baby in Jesus’ name!” She said that she delivered her baby girl immediately she received that word from the wise man.

Her husband recounted how he had been at home watching Emmanuel TV when he first saw his wife on the screen and that as he arrived at The SCOAN, he received a call that his wife had delivered safely a baby girl. To His power, nothing is impossible!

DELIVERED FROM SMOKING, DRINKING & MASTURBATION THROUGH EMMANUEL TV

Mr Emmanuel Newman

Mr Emmanuel Newman, a Nigerian living in Gabon, shared how he had experienced a thorough reformation of heart and life after watching Emmanuel TV and praying with T.B. Joshua. He said that for many years, he had been tormented by the spirit of masturbation, lust, excessive smoking and heavy drinking. He said that he had been battling with this for so long, even after making a commitment to follow Jesus. He explained that although he was calling himself a Christian, he was not truly delivered as he was not able to control these bad habits – after talking about Jesus, he would find himself masturbating and moving with many different women. While preaching the Gospel to others, these spirits continued to torment him. He explained how he became despondent, and decided to forget about Christianity as his life was far from a testament to what he claimed to believe.

He explained how one day he was passing a shop and Emmanuel TV was showing and T.B. Joshua was preaching. He said that there was one particular quote that he heard that stuck in his memory and rekindled his hope. “When you make a mistake as we all do, don’t run from God, run to God”. He was touched by this message and made arrangements for Emmanuel TV to be installed in his house. He later prayed along with TB. Joshua as he was praying for the viewers. He said that when he touched the screen he felt something like electricity flowing through him and something came out of him. Immediately after the prayer, he proceeded to remove all the cigarettes, alcohol and pornographic materials from his house. He said that since that time, he has had no desire whatsoever to smoke, drink or masturbate and that even the odour of smoke repulses him. This deliverance took place in 2009 and since that time he has experienced a complete turnaround in everything that has to do with him. He is now happily married, working and settled. He has peace, joy and fulfilment and he can’t stop giving thanks to God for the mighty deliverance he received.

Prophet T.B. Joshua then explained that there is a difference between religious people and Christians. He said that Christianity is all about a relationship with Jesus. You can be a religious person without being delivered, but to be a Christian you need to be delivered.

Mrs Ohora Osim

Mrs Ohora Osim from Cross River state also testified to deliverance from an oppressive

Mrs Portia Fransien Lebona

spirit of death after ministering the Anointing Water.

Also, Mrs Portia Fransien Lebona from South Africa testified to now being pregnant after being barren for 6 years after receiving the Anointing Water.

EVERY DEMONIC AUTHORITY BROKEN!

The service closed with a time of Mass Prayer, and the atmosphere was charged as the congregation prayed that every demonic authority in their lives be broken!

T.B. Joshua offered this prayer for the viewers worldwide, noting that the population of those watching at home far surpassed those present in the church.

“Viewers all over the world, as you watch God’s power, trust Him! Whatever situation you are in, it could be sickness, it could be poverty, it could be hardship, it could be rejection, it could be limitation, it could be barrenness – whatever situation – believe Him right now in the name of Jesus! Believe in the name of Jesus. Begin to break every demonic authority over your life. Be healed, delivered, blessed in the name of Jesus! Those who are on the sickbed, dry bones are rising again. Begin to confess your release. My career is released in the name of Jesus. My family, marital life, destiny is released in the name of Jesus! It is a new dawn!”

  • Glory and honour to God the father of our Lord Jesus Christ and the God of our Prophet TB Joshua!

    I thank God for the prayers I prayed with the man of God by watching the Emmanuel tv ,I am eating and I will eat fruits of those prayers.

    To the man of God Prophet TB Joshua ,wise men and all Emmanueltv team we love you all.

    Emmanuel!!!!!

  • Sampson Osei-Ampem

    Emmanuel, i thank God for giving our generation a Major Prophet in the Person of our Father in the Lord Prophet T. B. Joshua, and i pray that the whole world will listen to His prophecies and do accordingly and that we will have peace in the world. May God bless you, your entire family, the Wise men and the entire family of SCOAN, amen EMMANUEL.

  • Thomas Swartz

    Blessed be the name of the Lord I thank God Almighty for his Prophet and wisemen to bring new revelations for his people and to teach us and direct us
    the will of God!!thanks

    May God bless you Prophet of God and Wise men the entire family.Ithank God that He still speak through the Prophet and that we all listen to his Prophecies.

    Emmanuel!!!

    Amen

  • nnadi solomon

    i didnt attend the sunday service due long distance but i know that distance is not a barer but in every thing all glory honour and adoration be to GOD

  • phidelia agbo

    I thank you Lord that I’m release in the mighty name of Jesus. Its a new dawn. Thank u Jesus, and thank you prophet T.B Joshua once again God bless you.

  • david audu okene

    i say glory to GoD for your sake.pht.tb joshua.i want to get to you but almost impossible.pray for me to be able to come to you for i know it will change my family llife entierly and ebirra land at large.asno body believ my father name will be heard again.lam working so hard that iam named david catterpillar.if it is possible for me to come then i will tell you all iam passing through.please man of God SAVE ‘me and my familly from the hand of the devil for believe you can.thank you.

  • grace.

    May lord bless prophet T.B Joshua ,wise men and all Emannuel tv team.
    through watching emannuel tv i am blessed.thank you Lord,

  • Macdonald Kaunde

    THANKS BE TO OUR LORD JESUS!!!!!! I am not under any demonic authority
    Praise the Lord

  • simon saileti

    thank GOD for the man of of GOD prophet T B Joshua.Let the presence of the almight GOD be felt in our presence.Glory be to GOD.

  • My husband and I are expecting more great and mighty things to happen in our lives as a result of us watching Emmanuel TV. Oh thank you very much for praying with us the viewers. Blessings to Prophet TB Joshua and the Wise Men in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  • God is really Awesome! God bless the SCOAN! I can see myself and my entire family been delivered in Jesus Name. This has been my dream and it will come to pass. AMEN!

  • EMMANUEL, I THANK GOD FOR MY LIFE AND TO THE WORLD THAT WE HAVE SUCH A CHURCH AND A MAN OF GOD SENIOR PROPHET T.B JOSHUA, I PRAYED THAT GOD SHOULD TOUCH THE UNBELIEVERS SO THAT THEY WILL BELIEVE IN HIS PROPHESY AND WORK OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST AND GOD ALMIGHTY TO INCREASE HIS ANOINTING AND TO THE WISE MEN OF GOD IN JESUS NAME AMEN. PRAISE THE LORD!!!

  • PRAISE BE TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST NAME

  • Macdonald Kaunde

    Thanks be to our Lord Jesus Christ . I am now not under any demonic authority!!!!!

  • Mbambara Lindah

    We are praying for you man of God and thank God for the prophesy. May God continue blessing you and may you prosper in whatever you do.
    I am also writing to you to ask for prayers from you,I have a baby girl who is now 3years 4months whose been suffering from continuos flue and she has been under medication for so long. I need u to pray for my child and entire family. Can i have access to annointed water to give to my child,pliz help me.

  • Goodman Langwenya

    God is good all the time. No one can change who God is. God is talking all these things (prophecies) through His servant, T.B. Joshua so that mankind will know who He is. God is performing all these miracles through His servants so solely for the glory of His name. If all that we hear and see happening at the SCOAN is the will of God, then it is okay with my soul – all glory be to God.

    May I encourage prophet T.B. Joshua and all the servants of God at the SCOAN not to be discouraged by the criticism made towards them by people of little or no faith at all. What mankind does not understand, he destroys it. Whatever is of God, no man can change or destroy it. God is faithful to all those who are faithful to Him. Remain encouraged in the Lord as I pray for you.

  • YOSEPHA SWAI

    I blessed much with your blogs you posted to me,i thank god for his courage through the blogs i received every week,it bring me somewhere spiritually.
    Be blessed much you people of god

  • Teressa N. Langa

    To God be the Glory! I thank God for giving me such an opportunity of watching this ministry. I am so blessed by what I always see happening in the Synagogue Church Of All Nations. May God bless TB Joshua and the wiseman

  • Tsakani

    Praise Master Jesus! I thank God for His grace, through Prophet TB Joshua God is revealng His will to the entire world for our safety and help,and everything that the Lord reveals through the man of God will came to pass.Where there is no vision there is no direction.Man of God may the heavenly father continue to bless you.I thank you so much ,you are helping us to walk a spiritual path that will bring comfort,hope,strength and hapiiness.thanks a million.God is still saying something!

  • Kellen

    GOD IS INDEED WITH US. THANK YOU MAN OF GOD AND THE WISE MEN FOR DELIVERING MY FAMILLY THROUGH EMMANUEL TV. MAY GOD BLESS YOU MORE AND MORE. I WOULD WANT TO SEE MAN OF GOD FACE TO FACE ONE DAY. AM STILL WAITING FOR MY INVITATION. GOD HAS VISITED US THROUGH THIS CHANNEL AND A LOT MORE WILL BE SAVED IN JESUS CHRIST NAME. PEOPLE WE ARE A BLESSED GENERATION.

  • A Generational Prophet of our time, after the spirit of Prophet Elijah.
    Only if the worlds eyes could be opened, to see the unseen. God has always a plan for salvation of man. Everything works according his plan.

  • ALOICE NDEGE

    The testimony of brother newman is exactly as mine.I used to pray and believe wth Prophet T B Joshua every sunday and Monday,I was on the same kind of addictions,am also now free in Jesus mighty Name.Halleluyahhh!!God is faithful,am rejoicing and serving MyGOD in the church Choir!!!long live T B Joshua,long live Emmanuel T V.

  • GIlbert munzele.jr.

    i thank God for all he has done to our lives God is truly with us and i know that he is doing more and more

  • Robert Silali

    Thank you lord for the testimony that we continue to hear every day at the SCOAN and all over the world,thank you lord for my prophet and his ministry i know that we are more than conquerors in christ jesus,Thank you man of God for the prayers that you together with the ministry are offering to the world,i know that it is not in vain.

  • All am asking is to be prayed for by the man of God.
    I need God’s direction concerning my salvation. I believe beyond reasonable doubt that you are God sent.

    Pray for me man of God.

    Peter Banda

  • CYNTHIA

    To God be the glory!Emmanuel! May God be with the man oF God prophet TBJoshua,you work wonders in our lves.I feel blessed by reading the blogs i receave from your church every week.May the rain of blessings fall in the house of God so that all those who cant believe will continue seing the wonders the word of God is doing to the world,at one point they will come around when they see us holding on.We thank GOD FOR YOUR PRESENSE

  • tinashe kagondo

    God is so wonderful i thank him for his Grace on our man of God TB Joshua

  • simon ekpo

    real indeed,but nothing real has ever happen to me.

  • james zulu

    This is amazing grace of god.

  • terry

    Praise God…This is Amazing and Wonderful…

  • pastor prophet rotimi williams

    This is the end time, my brother ,so many wonder will happen, but stick tick to the LORD so that u will not loose u salvation.