Prophet T.B. Joshua revealed the secret behind the application of faith in the life of a true Christian with his message titled CHRISTIANITY LIES IN THE HEART during the Sunday service of February 21, 2016. While the choir complemented his teaching with songs of worship, the atmosphere in the auditorium took a remarkable dimension with prophesies, testimonies and deliverance which all attested to the fact that with faith, God’s power is always within reach. According to the man of God, “Faith is a Heavenly currency. Faith is natural. We need to know the faithfulness and trustworthiness of God. If you pay attention to God’s Word, you will find that faith comes spontaneously, that is naturally.” In other words, there is no way a Christian can claim to have faith without feeding his mind on the Word of God. The more he or she feeds their mind with God’s Word, faith comes naturally.
The man of God explained that whatever we do that is not from our heart will not be rewarded by God because it amounts to pretentious living. “Faith is of man’s heart and without faith, you cannot please God. God is our Rewarder, Whatever you do that is not from your heart, God is not the Rewarder.”
Concluding, the man of God led the congregation in a prayer to denounce and renounce every form of pretentious life that they have lived with a pledge to rededicate their hearts to God Whom we cannot please without faith.
AGE-LONG SPIRIT OF BEDWETTING SENT PACKING
Miss Onyinye Anyanwu, a beautiful native of Imo State and a fresh graduate from the North American University, Benin Republic, was seriously embarrassed by the spirit of bedwetting right from her childhood days. It was a very terrible experience for her from secondary school through her university days. Once she closed her eyes to sleep, she would wet the bed; it was something she could not control. For thirty three years, the embarrassment lingered.
She had lost many would-be husbands as a result of her bedwetting problem. Some of the men that came her way opted out of the relationship as they could not understand the reason a beautiful grown-up woman would wet the bed. All efforts by her late mother to seek solution yielded no results. Troubled to the extreme, Miss Anyanwu decided to visit The SCOAN in anticipation of divine intervention. The Spirit of God located her in the midst of the crowd and Prophet T.B. Joshua gave her a prophetic word saying, “There is a woman here, you bedwet uncontrollably”. Amazed at this accurate prophecy exposing her secret problem, she came out to confirm the words of the prophet.
Receiving her deliverance in the name of Jesus, Miss Anyanwu rolled on the floor as the spirit of bedwetting was being cast out of her. After her deliverance, she dreamt of a strange woman advancing towards her but for the first time, she was able to overcome her. Smiling with joy, she said that she has not wet the bed since! Thanking God for her deliverance, Miss Anyanwu urged people all over the world to always look unto God and depend on Him for everything.
MORNING WATER-INSPIRED CAREER BREAKTHROUGH
Mr Kofi Enoch Awayiwu from Ghana was a security guard who started his career in 1999. Life was very tough for him then, as he would struggle to take care of his family. Along the way, a woman introduced him to Emmanuel TV and also gave him the Morning Water which he started ministering to himself in faith. After a while, he was promoted to the position of Security Supervisor. As he continued ministering the Morning Water, another opportunity came from a different company which offered him the position of Operations and Marketing Manager. Mr Awayiwu resigned his position as Security Supervisor and took up the new offer which came with a better remuneration.
His faith God increased as he continued to pray along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. Through ministration of the Morning Water, he was inspired to apply for the establishment of his own security company. Though he did not have a licence from the Ministry of Interior as at the time, he got a contract offer from a big international franchise. He quickly applied for the licence, ministering the Morning Water while he waited against all suggestions by ministry staff that he would not get his license the same day he applied. His faith eventually paid off when the Minister of Interior walked in and signed his licence, enabling him to establish his private security company. Today, he owns his own company and is also an employer. While thanking God for uplifting him through The SCOAN, he advised the congregation to always watch Emmanuel TV and pray with the man God.
A CAR GIFT FROM HEAVEN
Life took a dramatic turn for Mr Abiola Ogunade, a humble electrician from Nigeria when he came into contact with the Morning Water and Sticker from the ministry of T.B. Joshua. Each day was a constant struggle as he had to carry his heavy bag of tools on his back and enter public transport, in the busy streets of Lagos, looking for work. As an electrician who moved from place to place fixing electrical problems for his clients, he really needed to upgrade his mobility. He used to look at people with their own vehicles and imagine what it would be like to one day be a car owner. Something that was a far-away dream became a reality when he came to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water and Sticker. He ministered the Morning Water in Jesus’ name and prayed with the car sticker in faith that people would see the glory of God in his life. God answered his prayer sooner than he expected as the next morning, a relative in the USA sent him a photo of a new car and said, “Do you like it? It’s yours!” Truly, a month later, the car arrived in Nigeria and today Mr Abiola Ogunade stands before the congregation proudly displaying the keys and ownership documents of his very own vehicle. He also advised the youth to focus on God and have faith in Him, in order to receive His blessings.
RED CARD FOR CERVICAL SPONDYLOSIS
Mr Cletus Eze from Enugu, Nigeria suffered from a stiff neck and near paralysis after he had an accident which affected his spine several years ago. He was afterwards diagnosed with cervical spondylosis and was almost reduced to a liability. His trip to India to undergo surgery did not help matters. Instead, things got worse. After realising that there was no other way he could get help medically, he decided to visit The SCOAN. It was a divine appointment for him as God made it possible for him to receive prayer from the man of God.
God performed a spiritual operation on him and set him free from a condition that had rendered him almost useless for a year and six months. Describing the manner in which he got his healing, he said, “When the man of God prayed for me, I felt a sensation and realised that I could move my neck freely.” All the burdens and discomfort, including the neck collar are gone for good. Displaying much agility, Mr Eze urged people to have faith in God, no matter the situation they find themselves in.
MARITAL BLISS AND AFFECTION RESTORED
Mr and Mrs Leonard Bashumika from Tanzania have been legally married for twelve years yet there was lack of affection in the marriage to the extent that they separated for five years as they could not find an amicable way to settle the scores between them. As a beautiful woman, Mrs David Bashumika told of how during the period of separation, she was practically confined to the house because anywhere she went, she was accused of wanting to take other people’s husbands. The problems led Mrs Bashumika to The SCOAN where she received the Morning Water and returned to her native Tanzania praying to God to restore her marriage. After a while, the couple re-united for a while only to start the inexplicable fight all over again. But Mr Bashumika knew that there was more to their problems than met their physical eyes. He became even more convinced when his wife called from China to tell him that she dreamt of a big snake always lying beside her whenever she wanted to sleep.
That dream coupled with other strange experiences forced husband and wife to visit The SCOAN. During a Sunday service, the man of God gave a prophetic message about their problem and called them out. As Mrs Bashumika came out from the congregation towards the man of God, she suddenly took to her heels, running away from the Prophet. After her deliverance, she confessed that she ran from the man of God because she saw him driving a very big truck towards her – a confirmation of the bulldozing nature of the anointing of God in Prophet T.B. Joshua. Today, the couple are enjoying their marriage and have rekindled the fire of love that joined them together as husband and wife.
BRETHREN, THERE IS NO LIMIT TO WHAT WE AS CHRISTIANS CAN ACHIEVE WHEN WE BELIEVE GOD WITH ALL OUR HEART. A PRETENTIOUS LIFE HAS ROBBED US OF REAPING THE FRUIT OF WHERE GOD WANTS US TO BE. WHERE GOD WANTS US TO BE IS WHERE OUR HEART IS.