“Son of David, have mercy on me… Let Your mercy speak for me… Your divine favour locate me…” The choir heralded in the Sunday service with an appeal for mercy from the throne of grace, knowing that all have sinned and have fallen short of the glory of God. Evangelist Kimi Skota gave a heart-moving rendition of the Christian classic – Amazing Grace. The pungency of her voice and the clarity of the lyrics reminded all of the awesomeness of God – a loving Father always willing to welcome both the lost sheep and the prodigal son.Evangelist Racine, in a message titled BE DETERMINED, urged believers to remain steadfast in the race, irrespective of the troubles they may encounter on their way to glory. He urged them to bless God in good and in bad times: “Those who find room in their hearts to bless the name of the Lord, in their trials, always have breakthrough.” He also encouraged them to move on, no matter what comes and no matter what happens. According to him, their faith in God is the most important element that will see them through the rough and muddy terrains of life, if only they can act it out and hold on to it without failing. He defines it thus: “Faith is not abstract. Faith is not a risk but a sure and practical act.” In his conclusion, he called on Christians to see the unseen in every situation by applying their faith to every circumstance. He urged them to dig deep and reject the suggestions of the spirit of fear: “when fear hits, speed up the attack! We fight through our situation by maximizing our forward motion.”
SPIRIT WIFE DECIMATED BY HOLY GHOST FIRE
Chief Collins Okorie, a Nigerian resident in Ghana, could not fathom the reason for most of the strange behaviours he exhibited towards his wife until he visited The SCOAN. The Nigerian businessman was afflicted by a spirit wife who ensured that his immediate family was never at peace. She would always visit him at exactly 1 am and have intimacy with him after which he would descend on his wife with blows much to the surprise and annoyance of his children. For so long, peace and harmony were absent in his marriage.
His relationship with the spirit wife affected him in many untold ways. He was afflicted with sickness any time money came his way and he tried to buy things for his wife. Sometimes, he would use his money to lust after other women, spending wastefully. Chief Okorie could not tell anyone about his experiences with the spirit wife because she had threatened to kill him if he ever revealed their affair to anyone. Unknown to Chief Okorie, his soul had been under the influence of the devil through his agent, the spirit wife.
While Mrs Okorie was fed up with the no-affection situation in their marriage, she vowed never to enter the New Year with this problem. She came down to The SCOAN where she received deliverance and got the Morning Water and Faith Bracelet. Reaching home with the anointed materials, the spirit wife appeared to Chief Okorie and tried to convince him to steal away the Faith Bracelet from his wife. Each time he tried to touch the Faith Bracelet, he felt something like an electric shock and retreated. And as his wife ministered the Morning Water, he felt some reaction within his body and opened up to her on his experiences with the spirit wife.
Mrs Okorie convinced her husband on the urgent need to visit The SCOAN. As he journeyed to The SCOAN, the spirit wife appeared to him physically on two occasions and told him how foolish he was to end their relationship rather abruptly. She even went to the extent of taking his wedding ring from his finger. Undeterred and inspired by his wife, Chief Okorie eventually arrived at The SCOAN. As he sat in the auditorium, the spirit wife appeared trying to deceive him out of the church.
As soon as Chief Okorie heard the voice of the man of God, he fell under the anointing of God and his body began to shake uncontrollably. As he continued to shiver, he manifested the spirit wife who boasted that she had destroyed his business and spoilt his career. He was eventually delivered and set free from the manipulation of the spirit wife. Testifying alongside his wife, he publicly apologised to his wife and thanked God for restoring his marital bliss and affection. He urged people to always go for spiritual check-up before they embark on marriage.
LIFTED FROM GRASS TO GRACE
Mr Barango Matthew Wenke was stricken by poverty to the extent that his daughter was once sent away from school because they could not afford to pay her school fees of two thousand naira. As he struggled to make a meaning out of his life, he embraced politics but was eventually betrayed by fellow politicians. After opting out of politics, he had a dream of establishing a refinery and nurtured that dream with his faith in God. Still holding unto his dream, he decided to come to The SCOAN where he received the Morning Water which he continued to minister as he walked the talk of his dream.
Within a very short while, the story of his life changed. People who avoided him in the past looked for him and offered to help him. He eventually received financial assistance to establish his refinery after being granted the operational licence. Nurturing a vision to be among the list of Africa’s richest, he diversified and established over ten companies, including a school for the less-privileged, a low-cost university for the poor and an airline. With offices in Benin Republic, Abuja and Yenagoa and with prospects in Israel Mr, Wenke, a native of Bayelsa, is creating jobs for youths in Nigeria.
After a tough election that took place in the office of the Honourable Minister of Petroleum, Mr Barango Matthew Wenke emerged the President of the Private Refinery Owners of Nigeria (PRON). Thanking God for his ‘grass to grace’ story he advised people to have faith in God, wait for His time and worship together with their spouses.
AGE-LONG YOKE OF BEDWETTING BROKEN THROUGH PROPHECY
Mrs Ajao had come to The SCOAN with a paper filled with prayer points, hoping to receive God’s touch. She never had an inkling that the real problem tormenting her life would be spotted by the man of God. She was more concerned about her financial problems and expected God to put an end to them. The man of God was almost leaving the auditorium when he turned around and called her out. “There’s a woman here…your problem is bedwetting…come out.” Running out from the congregation, Mrs Ajao received her deliverance amidst screams. The man of God explained that it was an evil spirit that was responsible for her problem.
Returning to The SCOAN with her husband for testimony, Mrs Ajao told the congregation how she had suffered so much embarrassment due to the yoke of bedwetting. According to her, the problem started from childhood and had prevented her from spending the night away from home. All medical examinations aimed at ascertaining the cause of the problem showed that there was nothing amiss with her urinary system. She also praised her husband for standing by her, in spite of the stigma attached to her problem. Thanking God for delivering her from the spirit of bedwetting, Mrs Ajao advised people to come to the realisation that miracles are real at The SCOAN even as she admonished them to move closer to God in faith.
ABSOLUTE TRANSFORMATION FROM ZERO TO HERO
When Mr Thompson Muzona visited The SCOAN in February 2011, he was languishing in poverty and hardship and needed urgent divine help. The Zimbabwean was able to meet with the man of God who prayed for him and made a prophetic declaration – “It is done: go and implement.” Returning to his country with the Morning Water given to him by the man of God, he continued to pray, believing strongly in the prophetic declaration of the man of God. He ministered the Morning Water incessantly during prayers and kept his faith intact. Within a short time, the hand of God began to manifest in his life. From one makeshift grocery shop, he constructed nine more. As ideas from heaven flashed through his mind, he thought of diversifying his business and ventured into transportation. Today, he has fifteen buses on the road.
Mr Muzona has moved from his one-room rented apartment to his own building and has also acquired more land to expand his business. Apart from the grocery and transportation businesses, he also plans to establish a pharmacy and butchery. He is a major employer of labour in his country. Thanking God for transforming his life through the medium of the Morning Water, he told the congregation that God’s grace located him in many ways. According to him, a two-year yoke of barrenness was also broken when God blessed him and his wife with two great boys. Filled with joy and the spirit of gratitude to God, he advised the whole world to wait upon God as He will never disappoint.
SPIRIT HUSBAND EXPELLED, MARITAL BLISS RESTORED
Mr and Mrs Azumah Wisdom were married with children yet the devil found a way to add trouble to their lives. Mrs Wisdom had a spiritual husband that had truncated the affection in their marriage. She would see a strange man in the dream claiming to be her husband. The same strange man had earlier appeared to her in a dream when she was about to marry Mr Wisdom. In that dream, she got engaged to the strange man. After that episode, everything fell apart between her and Mr Wisdom. There was no affection. She would beat and disgrace her husband in public. Sometimes, she would deny him of affection and make him feel inferior. According to Mr Wisdom, even when his wife agreed to his advances, he would lose his erection.
As she came to The SCOAN in search of a solution to her spiritual problem, the man of God located her through the word of prophecy. “She has a spiritual husband…if she is not separated from the spiritual husband, this man (referring to Mr Wisdom) cannot enjoy the marriage.” Prophet T.B. Joshua, taking authority in the mighty name of Jesus, cast out the spirit husband and severed whatever covenant he had with Mrs Wisdom, thereby restoring their marriage and bringing joy back into their lives. Testifying before the congregation, the couple confessed their new-found love for each other. In an emotion-laden review of her unsavoury past, Mrs Wisdom regretted all she had done to her husband and pleaded for his forgiveness. She thanked God for her deliverance and for the restoration of affection in their marriage.
DELIVERED FROM THE SNARES OF A STRANGE WOMAN
There is nothing hidden under the sun. The forgoing captures the power of prophecy and lends credence to the omniscience of God who has continued to use His servant Prophet T.B. Joshua to reveal hidden things to the children of God. After Mr Robert Nnazi had an illicit affair with a woman, she used a handkerchief to clean herself up. Later, he discovered that his manhood was no longer functioning properly to the extent that he could not meet his wife. According to Mr Nnazi, a native of Benue, Nigeria, the strange woman had caused so much havoc to his life. He had lost his first wife as a result of his affair with the woman. Even his career suffered serious setback and stagnation since he met the strange woman. He had also escaped death by motor accident on three occasions.
In his dreams, he would see snakes feeding him with pepper soup as well as strange people pointing guns at him. In one of the motor accidents, he had been declared dead and taken to the mortuary before he eventually woke up. All those evil consequences of his affair with the strange woman came to an end when he received the prophecy from the man of God during a Sunday service: “There is a brother there…you met a woman. After meeting the woman, she used a handkerchief to clean her body and since then, your “thing” died… you cannot meet your wife…”
Mr Nnazi was delivered by Prophet T.B. Joshua and was declared free in Jesus’ name. Testifying after his deliverance, Mr Nnazi thanked God for saving him from destruction and death and regretted the misery and evil experiences his affair with the strange lady had brought into his life. Today, he enjoys greater affection with his wife, whom he described as a lovely woman. He advised people all over the world to have faith in God in times of trouble.
BRETHREN, YOUR DETERMINATION TO DO GOD’S WILL, BY CLINGING UNTO YOUR FAITH, IN THE FACE OF ALL THE WORLD’S TRIALS AND TEMPTATIONS, IS ONE OF THE GREATEST WAYS TO TRIUMPH OVER SATAN, SIN AND THE WORLD, THROUGH CHRIST JESUS!