After several weeks of dutiful absence, the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, made a much-expected appearance at the altar during the Sunday service of November 6, 2016. The man of God brought forth a message titled KNOWLEDGE IS NOT THE KEY; OBEDIENCE IS. The message centred on the need for Christians to cultivate spiritual maturity in the face of the unpleasant challenges of life. According to Prophet T.B. Joshua, Christians must not allow themselves to be controlled by their situations lest they lose their sense of reasoning – “When your situation controls you, you lose all sense of reasoning.”
The man of God also explained that challenges, trials and temptations are tests that show the true character of a person. He revealed that without trials and temptation, sin is given a very good opportunity to hide its ugly head: “Sin hides where there is no heat of trials and temptations and challenges. In times of merriment, prosperity and success, you see the evil ones rejoicing but when the heat of trials come, suddenly their evil actions surface.”
Concluding, he had the following counsel to congregants and Christians all over the world: “No matter how much you master the Scriptures, without true obedience to what you read, you still wear spiritual diapers.” The service also witnessed deliverance and prophecies. Souls under the bondage of the devil were set free while many testified to the goodness of God in their lives.
NO SICKNESS OR ADDICTION CAN STAND THE ANOINTING OF GOD
Mr and Mrs Mutabazi were not the happiest of parents on account of their son’s unstable health condition. Recurrent headaches accompanied by unexplained fainting turned the boy into a shadow of his former boisterous self. The Tanzanian couple was taken aback by the unpleasant development. They took him to different hospitals in Tanzania and neighbouring Kenya where doctors diagnosed nervous blockage and epilepsy, respectively. The boy was placed on a cocktail of medications that proved unhelpful. For one year, he could not go to school. Instead, he developed another problem – addiction to ice cubes.
Through a family friend, the Mutabazis came across Emmanuel TV and eventually installed it in their home. Putting to heart the words of Prophet T.B. Joshua that distance is not a barrier, they prayed along with the man of God on Emmanuel TV and ministered the Morning Water. They also gave their son the Good Morning Sticker alongside the Morning Water which they instructed him to minister to himself from time to time. Shortly afterwards, their son’s health returned to its normal state. The headaches and fainting stopped. The boy is now back to school and is doing very well. He no longer eats ice cubes.
Thanking God for healing their son and for delivering him from ice cube addiction, Mr and Mrs Mutabazi urged congregants and people all over the world to have faith in God.
BARRENNESS BATTERED AND BURIED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT
Unable to bear a child of their own, Mr and Mrs Kyllastinen were reduced to an incomplete couple. In the course of their battle with barrenness, Mrs Kyllastinen suffered three miscarriages and would not stop having nightmares that frustrated her desire to have unhindered sleep. The Finnish couple tried everything within their power to have a child but it seemed as if the cry of a child would never be heard in their home. Diagnosing Mr Kyllastinen with low sperm count shed more light on the fact that it would take a miracle for them to have a child. Even the doctors who did the diagnosis could not offer a viable solution.
In August, 2013, the couple visited The SCOAN and met with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua. After praying for them, the man of God gave them the Morning Water. When they returned to Finland, within a short while, changes surfaced. Those disgusting nightmares stopped while Mr Kyllastinen felt stronger as a man. By December, 2013, his wife was confirmed pregnant. Mrs Kyllastinen went on to deliver a baby girl in August, 2014. Expressing gratitude to God during his testimony, Mr Kyllastinen advised congregants and people all over the world in the following words: “Trust in God and the Faith Tools given to us by the Prophet.” To cap off their incredible testimony, Mr Kyllastinen further revealed that his wife gave birth to another beautiful baby girl in May 2016.
GOD SEVERED HER TIES WITH PROSTITUTION AND REPLACED HER LOST KIDNEY
One Lawson had lured her into prostitution in faraway Europe after she had sworn to an
oath in a shrine. Lawson also gave her a hint of the abominable mission she was about to embark on by sleeping with her. The fantastic prospect of working in Europe soon cascaded into a sad tale of sex slavery. Lawson had told her that she would work in a bar where she was to wash glasses and dishes. Miss Sifau, a native of Edo State, Nigeria, was forced to sell her body in order to settle her ‘benefactor’. Most times, she slept with as many as fifty men in a day. After mustering the strength to settle her master, she fell very ill and was diagnosed with a kidney problem. The kidney problem was terminal and so, for her to survive, the affected one would have to be removed lest the problem spread to the other. Sifau eventually returned to Nigeria with one kidney and with nothing to show for her hustle abroad.
During a Saturday service at The SCOAN, she was spotted by the man of God who prophesied to her about her infamous journey to Europe. She was shocked to tears when the man of God even mentioned the name of the man who deceived her into prostitution. Having prophesied to her, the man of God delivered her and gave her the sum of two hundred thousand naira to establish a business for herself. The young woman was at The SCOAN last Sunday to testify to the marvellous work God has done in her life through Prophet T.B. Joshua. Aside from the fact that she has established a thriving foodstuff business, doctors have also, against all human explanation, discovered that her removed left kidney is still there intact.
Testifying before The SCOAN congregation, she marvelled at the mysterious replacement of her removed kidney. According to her, it is clearly the hand of God at work. She thanked Prophet T.B. Joshua for being a worthy servant of the Most High whom He used to liberate her from destruction. “Parents, be concerned about what your children are doing abroad. Find out the source of their money,” she advised.
SICKLE CELL ANAEMIA BOWS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT
Miss Evelyn Kamara was diagnosed with sickle cell anaemia when she was 9-years-old. She was placed on heavy daily medication. The sickness persisted to the extent that she once collapsed in school and was advised by the school authorities to withdraw. Her parents had no choice than to keep their daughter at home while she received treatment. It was a psychologically traumatising moment for Evelyn as she couldn’t come to terms with what was going on, bearing in mind the fact that her mates were in school studying.
After much pleading by her parents, the school authorities rescinded their decision and allowed her back in school, albeit after it was agreed she would observe a strict dieting regime. Evelyn’s mother and four other siblings were also suffering from sickle cell anaemia and spent many days in the hospital together. Other family relatives had to be on hand to look after Evelyn on some occasions. The scenario affected her academic life in the sense that it restricted her movement, preventing her from seeking better medical attention abroad.
In 2013, Evelyn visited The SCOAN and received prayers and the Morning Water from the man of God, which she ministered in faith and additionally gave her sick family members. Immediately, she started experiencing changes in her health. Three months later, she visited her doctors and was confirmed free from sickle cell anaemia. Her mother and siblings also tested negative to the deadly disease. During her testimony last Sunday, Evelyn told congregants that she has also obtained her bachelor’s degree. According to her, she is currently working and pursuing her master’s degree. All those pains and weakness of the body are gone forever. The young Tanzanian advised people not to give up when they are confronted with challenges, adding that, “God is the solution to every challenge.”
MASTERS DEGREE DISTINCTION AFTER MIRACULOUS SCHOLARSHIP
Her life was juxtaposed by two serious challenges. Her ambition to obtain a master’s degree in International Accounting and Finance was threatened by lack of funds while incessant headaches and heartburn held her state of health hostage. For Miss Paulina Shifeta, the latter challenge was somehow managed with the administration of pain relievers and adherence to a special dietary regime. But even with all that, she knew that there was a dire need for a lasting solution which only God could offer. With regards to her post-graduate ambition, she had approached the Ministry of Education in her country to sponsor her but the request was turned down.
Sensing that the unseen forces of the world could truncate her noble aspiration, she decided to seek God’s help at The SCOAN. After receiving prayers from the man of God, she returned to her native Namibia and applied for a scholarship with the University of East London – the same school that offered her admission. In a matter of days, her scholarship application was granted with the financial package above what she required. She actually needed a little over eleven thousand pounds but got thirteen thousand eight hundred and seventy-seven pounds for her tuition. By this time, all the headaches and heart burns had disappeared.
When she eventually resumed her studies in the UK, she encountered a lot of other challenges that almost made her quit the scholarship. Remembering how God had helped her through The SCOAN, she revisited the Arena of Liberty in April, 2016, exactly two and a half weeks before her exams. Receiving prayers from the man of God, she returned to the UK and sat for her exams. When the final results were released, Paulina came out in flying colours. She graduated with a distinction. Appreciating God for the great things He had done for her, she advised people all over the world to put their trust in the Lord.
CANCER VANISHES AFTER COMING IN CONTACT WITH EMMANUEL TV AND THE MORNING WATER
Mrs Akosile had suddenly started bleeding from the nose, a situation which threw her family into confusion. Her case was later diagnosed to be a growth in the nose which doctors said had to be removed through an operation. After the growth was removed, it was sent to the laboratory for further examination and was discovered to be cancerous. Doctors recommended chemotherapy. For six months, Mrs Akosile underwent chemotherapy, losing her hair and appetite in the process. She couldn’t eat properly even as she struggled to breathe. Her elder sister who was concerned about her health introduced her and her husband to Emmanuel TV and also gave them the Morning Water.
Mr Akosile installed Emmanuel TV in the house, even though he never believed. His wife and her sister would always pray along with Prophet T.B. Joshua by placing their hands on the screen of the television. They also prayed and ministered the Morning Water on their own. One day, while they were praying along with the man of God, Mrs Akosile fell back to the chair and told her husband that she felt something akin to an electrical shock. After that incident, she was to proceed to the hospital for radiography. But on getting to the hospital, doctors were surprised to discover that she had no trace of cancer or any other form of tumour. Up to this very moment, the doctors are still shocked about the miracle which has defied their medical knowledge. Mrs Akosile who was accompanied to The SCOAN to testify by her husband, son and sister, thanked God for doing the impossible in her life. She urged people to stop doubting the power of God, especially His presence in The SCOAN. Mr Akosile, now an ardent viewer of Emmanuel TV, was especially touched by the miraculous healing of his wife.