At about 7:24am, the church was filled to capacity by people from different parts of Nigeria and other countries of the world. Faith-building songs were rendered by the choir and lasted for about two hours before the ministration by the Wise Man. The subject of the ministration was “Cultivate An Independent Mind”. He said that without an independent mind, we would be prone to taking the decisions of the majority who look up to others for direction and always live in fear. “Everyone is exposed to things that are not consistent with God’s Word“, he asserted.
Jesus Christ, he maintained, knows the relevance of cultivating an independent mind and made a difference in his days. He said we were designed to do something new, unique and beyond human comprehension, adding that we should leave our imprints in a positive way and always itch to do what others have not done. “Those who possess faith do what is otherwise impossible”, he said, noting that satan hates an independent mind because it thinks for itself and examines all things in the light of God’s Word.
He therefore, admonished that we should always have the mind of God, do things that are consistent with His Word, stay in faith in Jesus Christ, and follow the example of Joseph who made a difference in his world and knew that salvation is personal.
“With the mind of Christ, you will know what Christ knows, and when the Holy Spirit enters you, you will become a channel of healing”, he assured.
In his own message, Prophet T.B. Joshua announced the arrival of Wise Man Harry from Washington, in the USA, and promised to join the wise men in ministering prophecies and prayers during the second service. “Satan is in trouble”, he assured. He announced that the video clips of the crusade in the USA had been received and assured that they would be released before the end of the week.
The prophet also spoke on the new Anointing Stickers, saying that people had started to testify to their spiritual potency. He also spoke on the new Anointing Water. According to him, “God has given us the new Anointing Water but has not finally released it. I am still listening to his instructions on how to release it and give it out”.
He emphasised that the ministration of prophecies and prayers by wise men last week attested to the power of the Holy Ghost manifested through them. “When they lay their hands on you, it is like you put fire on your head, especially if you have not submitted your life to Christ”, he said.
Mrs Esther Johnson – A woman Who Brought Her Daughter For Deliverance But Was Also Delivered From Demonic Attacks.
The video clip of how she was delivered by Wise Man Christopher was shown on the screen. She had brought her daughter for deliverance due to poor performance in school, but was discovered to be possessed by an evil spirit. She admitted that she never knew she had an evil spirit in her because “I am a born again Christian, an elder in the church and always fasting and praying”.
She said that she had the spirit of anger which made her to quarrel always and attempted to strangulate her daughter.
“I was shocked because before I visited The SCOAN, I had participated in our church programme called, ‘Mercy of God’, which is always accompanied with fasting and prayers”, she stated. She wouldn’t have therefore had the slightest notion of being caught in the web of the evil spirit as she often claimed to preach the Gospel.
When asked to comment on her deliverance, her daughter said that her aunty had earlier taken her to a place where she (aunty) was also delivered. “When my mother also brought me here, I was surprised too, that she was also delivered”, she said.
During her deliverance, Mrs Esther Johnson said she felt something pushed her and the evil spirit came out of her.
The Views Of The Prophet On Her Confessions and Deliverance.
He said “righteousness is not for all that confess but all that believe” Despite the fact that the woman is a born-again Christian, an elder in the church and always fasting and praying, “there are certain areas of the woman’s life that are not right” said the prophet.
He said that being born again did not mean that one could not face obstacles, face trials or be sick. “They are to strengthen and prepare you for a purpose and for the glory of God”, he assured. He also added that “our trial is not like that of others; it is to keep us for a new level. But to others, it is to destroy them because of their sins”.
One of the qualities of a born-again Christian, he said is that he discusses not his troubles but his Saviour, Deliverer and Healer, Jesus Christ. “A born-again is not an ordinary person but a supernatural being”, he asserted. “We must do everything in spirit and in truth to please God”, he added, stressing further that “the prayer we need is the one that is being directed by the Holy Spirit”.
The prophet advised that we should have faith in the finished work of our Lord, Jesus Christ which is the real faith, stressing that “there is nothing like copying or imitation in faith”. He stated that no one can genuinely confess Jesus, unless his words are affected by the Holy Spirit. “The Word of God is the weapon of the Holy Spirit”, he remarked.
A clear –cut distinction between two types of born-again was made. According to him, the first is the “one that merely commits the Word to memory while the second who is the genuine born-again, makes the Word an integral part of him.
He also differentiated between a prophet of God and a seer. A prophet of God, he says, “Prophesies and such prophecy must not only be fulfilled but must come with a solution. A seer, he also says, “can only identify problems but cannot proffer solutions to them. It is therefore, difficult for anyone who is not called by God, to heal; he can only quote the Bible…” he affirmed.
“A prophetic Word will give you the cause of a problem and the solution to it… It will also tell you things that are not common. It comes with counselling, advice, healing and deliverance”, he said. The prophet stated that if a man was not under the influence of the Holy Spirit, whatever he confessed for himself was not from the Holy Spirit. “But when you are under the influence of the Holy Spirit, you will speak the truth”, he said. “We therefore need authentic authorisation from God to do His work”, he said.
Ishegbe Jite – A Woman Who Destroyed Her Marriage
The Prophet identified her when he was giving prophetic messages. He asked her about the whereabouts of her husband and she answered that her husband left the home seven years ago because she saw him with a letter written to him by another woman.
He told her that she was the cause of the failure of her marriage and that she was a fighter, always quarrelling. She confirmed what the prophet said to be true and admitted too that she cut her husband in the stomach with a razor blade.
Her former husband, Mr Ben, also came to The SCOAN to confirm the accuracy of the prophecy when he saw his former wife on the Emmanuel television. He stated that the letter his former wife saw him with was written by one of his customers who supplies him with goods. Without waiting for him to explain how the letter came about, he said his ex-wife took a razor blade and cut him in the stomach, noting that she had a spirit of anger. The prophet urged him to forgive her and allow her to always have access to the children and train them together.
Mr Richard – A man Who Has Affection For Old Women and Sleeps With Dogs
The prophet had prophesied that there was a man who had affection for old women and slept with animals. The man, Mr Richard, who came from Delta State, Nigeria, came out and confirmed the truth of the prophecy. He confessed that he had slept with a dog and had sex with old women in dreams, which resulted in the collapse of his marriage.
He said that after his deliverance, he had not had sex with old women in his dreams. “I don’t have the urge for old women anymore”, he stated confidently.
Mr Balogun – A Man With A Pot Of Cowries In His Compound
The prophet had also prophesied that there was a man who had a pot with two holes and 21 cowries in his compound. The man confirmed the truth of the prophecy and went to his village to bring the pot. He administered the Anointing Water on the pot and other pots there to destroy their devilish potency. He said that he inherited the shrine where the pots were kept from his late grandfather and lamented that the evil spirit in the shrine caused the fatal accidents he had with his two vehicles on the same day and the collapse of his business. He was delivered and no longer engaged in such fetishism.
Queenette – A lady Addicted to Eating Soap
She said that she started eating soap at a very young age. After her deliverance, she confirmed that the urge died down completely. “The smell is now normal and it no longer tastes like chocolate”, she said.
The Newly Wedded Couple
Mr & Mrs Samuel Egot thanked the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, the wise men and the evangelists for their love and support. He thanked our Lord, Jesus Christ for His grace in making it possible to celebrate his wedding (the previous day) in the “House of Liberty” It was a very wonderful occasion” he said.
THE NEW ANOINTING STICKER: A POTENT FORCE OF PERMANENT DELIVERANCE
Prophet T.B. Joshua preached that “God is forgiveness and forgiveness is God” and that Christians should possess their possession in the name of Jesus Christ. He insisted that the new Anointing Sticker was a directive from God and “What is happening is cleansing” because it is powerful and will destroy any force which stands against the people’s interests.
He said some people will be so shocked with the outcome of the sticker that they will almost be tempted to return it to the church. Enemies or tempters will be crushed and perpetually manacled should they tamper with the Lord’s anointed.
The new Anointing Stickers were made available to the congregation and their impact was felt immediately, with those with ungodly spirits responding; the evil spirits in them started manifesting.
According to the prophet, the new sticker will drive away real and imaginary enemies, hypocritical friends, questionable partners or lovers with bad minds. He also said that it would drive away armed robbers, kidnappers, petty thieves and evil forces around people’s environments. It is a potent force of permanent deliverance from spiritual traps and discomfort and a door opener for better destiny, career, marital homes, business and finances. One other significance of the sticker is that, as its back, is comprehensive information on prayer lines and Emmanuel TV.
He warned the congregation to always show love and that “you must be accessible because you are called to guide people, but untouchable” The distributed stickers revealed the evil spirits in the possessors. One of them who later confessed, Chief Ezomah, from Abuja, Nigeria, said he was having bad dreams and that snakes were walking in his system and he had experienced stroke. But as he rolled on the ground for more than thirty minutes, he felt light and revived. Asked to walk in front of the congregation, it was discovered that the stroke had left him.
Others were delivered from the spirit of lust, marital instability, drunkenness, occupational stagnation and tradition. The prophet asked the congregation to pray: “Whatever satan must have used to connect my destiny to himself, loose in Jesus’ name!” All responded.
One of those exposed by the sticker, a young lady who rolled on the floor and apologised for her evil plans to seduce the prophet, confessed that “I won’t come again. I came to kill you. I want to seduce you. When you want to pray for me, I will pull off my clothes. I believe when you see me, I will attract you. You have delivered many of my people. I don’t want you to continue delivering them”. The Akwa Ibom- born lady was also asked to wait and see the prophet along with others after the service.