It was a day of devotion fully packed with healings, deliverances, prophecies and powerful messages. This was the prevailing atmosphere that radiated The SCOAN last Sunday with the admonition for worshippers and viewers all over the world to always love one another irrespective of their faith differences. The admonition by the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua just before the closing mass prayer was not without reason. The congregation had just witnessed a powerful deliverance of a man who manifested and later was confirmed to having been a Boko Haram member and involved in many evil operations. The astounding deliverance came less than one month after a similar incident. Addressing the issue, the man of God who had made an impromptu return to the altar, dwelled on the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Gospel of love.
He explained, “One thing you must know – we are fighting evil spirits that steal, kill and destroy. Let us not fight our neighbors. We live together and work together. It is evil spirits we are fighting; let us not fight our neighbors. No one can bomb people or kill innocent lives without being under the influence of evil spirits. It’s not possible for your neighbor to do that; it takes an evil spirit to do so.”
Prophet T.B. Joshua had, earlier on, preached on the need for Christians to acknowledge God’s ability and thank Him even before they have received. He said the problem with people today is that they wait to receive before they can thank God. This, said the man of God, is wrong, noting that: “If you know that your God can do all things, why are you waiting for Him to do it before thanking Him? You must believe it is done before you ask.” He then ministered deliverance, prophecy and healing to people who had come to the arena of liberty from all over the world.
Mounting the pulpit earlier in the day, Wise Man Harry preached an inspiring message titled: Our Response As A Christian, which spoke to the hearts of Christians against rejoicing over one another’s tragedies in life. Quoting Galatians 6:1 and 1 Corinthians 10:12, he said: “When someone falls, don’t rejoice! Restore them. If you reject one on account of his or her weakness, you also reject his strength. This means, if you know your friend’s weakness, help him instead of rejecting him because a person who is a thorn in your flesh today, may be the one to help you tomorrow. Don’t reject anyone on account of their weakness today because tomorrow is a mystery.”
DOCTOR RECEIVES HEAVENLY CURE
Dr Nwankpa Nick, a medical doctor, was at the point of losing his lucrative career back home in Ethiopia. He had an abnormal sugar level which soared so high making him to experience all symptoms of a sick person. Because of this, he was always weak and tired. Despite being prescribed drugs by one of the best hospitals in the country, he could not live a normal and productive life. Soon after taking his drugs, he would have spasm attacks and every time he went for sugar tests, nothing would improve. Instead, his condition would deteriorate.
“As a doctor, one thing is to know about a disease, another is to actually feel it,” he said.
It became very obvious to him that unless he received timely, complete and permanent treatment above the unfruitful scientific offers, his career would be on the line. Watching Emmanuel TV, it bothered him that people were being healed through prayer and yet, he was busy spending his precious time dashing from one hospital to another in search of medical solution. In 2012, he made up his mind, packed his bag and came to The SCOAN where he received the Anointing Water. By then, he could not walk even 15 meters; he would be panting. But after ministering it and praying for Jesus to heal him, he felt strong, walked out of the church and called his wife to tell her how much better he felt. Although his wife insisted that he still took his medication, out of concern; but he said to her: “Don’t worry, I have ‘medicine’ in my hands.” It was not the drugs from his doctor but the Anointing Water which he got from the The SCOAN he was referring to. When he got back home, his wife was shocked to see him taking the Anointing Water in place of his diabetic drugs and yet he looked better. After some time, he went to hospital for a test at one of the best facilities in Ethiopia and his blood level had fallen within normal levels. He showed medical reports showing the severity of his illness before and how he is now completely healed. He advised: “Believe in God.”
KIDNEY TUMOUR OBLITERATED
Mrs Ojo Omoyemwen was racing against time. The doctors wanted her operated on without delay. What had started as an ordinary pain in her right side had become a nightmare that now threatened her life. Mrs Ojo had been going about her normal duties one day when she felt pain in one of her sides. After taking painkillers, she went to hospital and received drugs but even these, prescribed as they were, failed to bring any improvement. Sleeping became an excruciating battle. She was bothered, went back and requested for an X-ray. Her fears were soon confirmed. The doctors discovered a tumour in her kidney which needed immediate operation to remove one kidney.
They gave her an appointment but when she visited the hospital again the following week for another check-up ahead of the operation, the doctors told her the operation had to be fast-tracked. If she did not go for the operation, they said, the government would not be held responsible for any complications that might arise. She decided to go to a teaching hospital for a second opinion and, again, they recommended an operation. Believing God is the Healer of all ailments, she decided to come to The SCOAN where she received the Anointing Water. To her surprise, a few days after ministering the Anointing Water, she became better and was able to sleep on either side of her body. She went back to the hospital for a test and the doctors found, to their utter disbelief, that the tumour had disappeared. Today, she is completely free of any kidney problem. She advised people in her situation not to despair but have trust in God.
DIVINE DELIVERY FOR OVERDUE MOTHER
Mrs Lucy Ojukwu was running out of rope and decided to grab on to faith. She was pregnant even though she was well prepared for the
delivery; yet, time was passing by without any sign she would soon deliver her baby. Soon nine months elapsed and hit ten months.She was developing hypertension and the doctors said if the problem continued, she would have to be operated on. The idea of going under the doctor’s scalpel was nerve-racking. She decided to come to The SCOAN believing she would meet the Great Physician to ease her of her burden. Placed on the prayer line, she was prayed for by the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. She felt nothing unusual at the time but little did she know that God had performed His own operation on her. Soon afterwards, she delivered a healthy, bouncing baby girl whom she came with as testimony to the greatness and goodness of the Lord Jesus!
MY BABY AND I WERE NOT SUPPOSED TO LIVE
Mother of two, Miss Eshai Mua Joyce from Cameroon, suffered from a swollen belly due to an ovarian cyst. This brought her social embarrassment for four horrible years. Everywhere she went, people thought she was pregnant and would ask when she was going to deliver. Her stomach was enormous and each day, continued to grow in size to an extent that “life was worse than hell” to her. She could hardly sit down and would have to open her legs to make room for her large stomach. The shame she felt made her hide at home and not show her face in public. She could not stand or lie down and felt restless and awkward in her condition.
She went everywhere desperately looking for a solution. She went to several doctors and they kept referring her to other doctors. She was told that the only solution was to go for an operation. She was afraid and told her mother to dig a grave for her, that after the operation, they should bury her, a clear indication that she had given up in her helpless state.
One day a friend who was an avid viewer of Emmanuel TV, told her about The SCOAN. They came and were arranged at the prayer line. As Wise Man Racine prayed for her, she knew that her problem was over. She felt light and was able to stand up and walk.
When she went back to Cameroon, she went for another medical examination to see the condition of her stomach. The test results showed that she had an eight-month old baby inside her stomach – healthy and strong! This was the first time doctors had seen on the scan that she was pregnant, something that was not noticed by medical doctors previously. Previously, all they would see was water.
The amount of fluid in her stomach along with the baby was 21.5 litres. The doctors were concerned and told her that if she delivered the baby and all the fluid came out at the same time, her heart would fail and she would die. But because God had taken control of her situation through the prayer of the wise man in Jesus’ name, she delivered the baby safely and all the liquid drained out without any complications. Upon conducting another test, the doctors found no ovarian cyst and that her uterus was normal. She came with her baby in her arms testifying to the glory of God that the size of her stomach has returned to normal.
She encouraged the viewers with great excitement that “When your time comes, you will be the next one to testify here.”
I’M GOING TO HARVARD!
“When you know T.B. Joshua, you know good success,” said twenty-two year old Mary Jean Nleya from Botswana who came to give testimony to the glory of God. As a SCOAN Scholarship Benefactor, she spoke of how Prophet T.B. Joshua has been there for her as a father would. “If there is any way to describe his role in my life, it is that of a father.” She explained how she came to The SCOAN looking for a father and Prophet T.B. Joshua accepted her and offered to sponsor her education. After graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, she gained an internship at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Holland. To further her education and with Prophet T.B. Joshua’s encouragement, she applied to many prominent universities around the world including Harvard University in the USA. If not for his support as a father, she said she never would have had the confidence or belief that she could get into such prestigious universities. To encourage her in her faith even more, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave her a faith bracelet. To her greatest surprise, she has gained admission into Harvard Law School. The amount for school fees and supplies is US $82,123 which Prophet T.B. Joshua has provided for her.
GOD HEALED MY BRAIN
When Mrs Carolyn Mbisa from Malawi, visited the central hospital in her country hoping for a cure to a nagging headache, little did she know it would not only be a matter of a stronger painkiller. The painkillers she had already been taking did not seem to be working.
She was sweating, had sleepless nights and was bleeding from her nose. Therefore, when the doctor read out the results of a brain scan done on her, it revealed she had a brain abscess. She was scared and completely distressed. Doctors said she needed to immediately see a specialist. She decided to see the Great Physician and came to The SCOAN where she received the Anointing Water. Back at her hotel, she sprayed it into her bath water and prayed for healing, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. After the bath, she realised that the excessive sweating which had always been in her life was gone. Back in her country, Malawi, she noted that any sign associated with her ailment had vanished. She then had a dream in which she saw herself in The SCOAN. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, told her that she must confess that she was healed. She woke up and confessed her freedom as she made her way to the hospital for another scan. Behold, the abscess had disappeared! The doctor was amazed and even more so when she told him that she had not gone for any medical attention but had sought the attention of God Almighty.
REDEEMED AFTER SHOCKING CONFESSION OF HIV AND REVENGE
Ms Francis came out to testify to the goodness of God in her life through the deliverance she received at The SCOAN through Wise Man Christopher, in Jesus’ name. A prostitute from the age of 14, she contracted HIV/AIDS and, out of bitterness, began to sleep with men in order to afflict them with the same problem she was suffering from. She had met with single and married men alike. She testified that after her deliverance, she began to see that her past life had been a life of sin and started to regret her actions. No longer suffering from nightmares or feelings of hatred and revenge and confirmed that she now sleeps and lives peacefully for the first time in her life. She asked those who had been hurt through her actions to forgive her and to come to Jesus for His help and healing. Prophet T.B. Joshua then blessed her with the sum of US$1,500 to start her life anew as she returns to her country to follow Jesus Christ for the rest of her life.
HEAVY DUTY BREAKTHROUGH
Professional heavy duty equipment mechanic, Mr Humphrey Zimba from Zambia, found his financial life in need of repair as he passed through many years of joblessness. As a husband and father, he was unable to provide for his family. He had a parcel of bare land which he had possessed for many years but had been unable to develop as a result of poverty.
Believing that God could put an end to their suffering, Mr Zimba’s mother-in-law sponsored a trip for him to travel to The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria to receive the Anointing Water. With great expectation, Mr Zimba made the trip and returned home joyfully with the Anointing Water. After praying and ministering the Anointing Water in faith, Mr Zimba received a phone call offering him a position as a heavy duty equipment mechanic. Money began to flow in and his needs began to be met. Soon, there was enough to begin developing the bare land. In a short time, Mr Zimba, formerly unemployed, became a gainfully employed, brand new home owner!
NO MORE CRUTCHES NEEDED
As she rode through the calm streets on the back of a motorcycle, Mrs Barnabas Ayanoore could never imagine what was about to occur. Out of nowhere, a vehicle coming from the opposite direction crashed into her motorcycle. The bones in her leg were instantly crushed and she was rushed to the hospital. Doctors examined her and determined that she had sustained multiple bone fractures.
After undergoing two operations, she was confined to crutches. Despite the efforts of her doctors, her bones refused to heal. The time of her wedding was quickly approaching and, to her disappointment, she was forced to walk down the aisle on crutches. Deeply concerned about his new wife, Mr Ayanoore came to The SCOAN and received the Anointing Water. The couple prayed together and ministered it to all broken parts of her leg. Truly, Jesus Christ showed Himself strong on behalf of those who trusted in Him. Mrs Ayanoore realised that the pain had left. Suddenly, she was strong and began to walk. A visit to the doctor revealed that the fractures had healed, to the glory of God!
The service closed with mass prayer conducted by the wise men.