the synagogue church of all nation

scoan_building_icon-e1313904896510The physical structure of The SCOAN has gone through different stages. Each stage served a purpose! Before moving to our present position, The SCOAN has had three previous locations. The roof of the first church was blown off by a storm, the second church was washed away by a flood while the third church also collapsed due to severe weather conditions. Shall we say all these happened without God’s knowledge? No. In every situation, God is still saying something. Today, The SCOAN is an architectural masterpiece located in the heart of Ikotun-Egbe, Lagos.

ALL THE WAY LONG

The First Church

The First Church

There is an unseen hand in the affairs of every man of faith. God is the unseen hand that brings everything to pass.
As a Christian, whatever situation you are in, do a proper reflection. I mean sit down and reflect on life itself and you will discover that nothing happens for nothing, nothing comes by chance.

The Synagogue, Church of All Nations did not just come by chance – it was as it should be by divine will. Right from the start, God Almighty has been the divine driver behind our fortunes and the inspiration behind the whole set up.

We want to take this opportunity to acknowledge how He has intervened in our affairs all the way long. If God had not overcome for us, there would be no need to tell this story…

EVERYTHING BIG START LITTLE

God has set a time for everything: a time to be born, a time to grow, a time to face persecution, a time to overcome and a time to show the proceeds of victory.

If you look at life, you would see that everything big starts little. A mighty cathedral starts with one brick. A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. You were once a tiny embryo in your mother’s womb, but today, see how big you have become.

Luke 13:18 – Then Jesus asked, “What is the kingdom of God like? What shall I compare it to? It is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his garden. It grew and became a tree, and the birds of the air perched in its branches.”

The First Church

The First Church

A Christian home does not come by luck. It is not a thing of chance or accident. You don’t just find yourself in it; it is something you have through conscious effort or genuine willingness. So also, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations that you see today did not just happen, it was built.

Many years ago, a small gathering of eight members came together to hold their first meeting in a humble shelter in a squalid, swampy jungle, in the location of Agodo-Egbe in Lagos, Nigeria. For everything God created, He allotted a specific and definite purpose. The purpose and mission of the church was simple and clear – to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10).

As time went on, it became increasingly clear that T.B. Joshua was not just an ordinary pastor, preaching ‘ordinary’ words and doing ‘ordinary things’. Right from the onset, he has believed that serving God is not doing what many do but doing what the best do.

“Everyone has a calling. If you follow the direction of your calling, you will surprise yourself, you will astonish yourself – you will make a difference in your world.”

The Second Church

The Second Church

Clear evidence of outstanding miraculous occurrences began to arise. The lame began to walk, hopeless cancer patients were lifted from despair, desperate situations were turned to scenes of life, joy and peace. On seeing the extraordinary power of God in the life of this man, one cannot but ask questions: ‘Can this be true in our days?’ ‘Can a human being perform such feats?’ ‘Is the Bible still true for us today?’

Anointing does not work through plans, methods or machinery. It works through suitable men. T.B. Joshua is simply utilising the power that has been given to all believers (Luke 10:19). ” Jesus is disappointed that men lack the necessary faith to release the power that has been given to them.”God has no hands but our hands to do His work.

Right from day one, the focus in The SCOAN has never been on the healing but on the Healer, whose name is Jesus Christ. As T.B. Joshua always says: “I am not here to introduce you to healing, but to the Healer .” The only genuine reason for receiving is salvation (Matthew 6:33).

He says: “I am not the healer. I know the Healer. His name is Jesus Christ. It is not my work but my faith in His finished works. It is God’s strength that is made manifest in my weakness” (2 Corinthians 12:7-10).

CHURCH OF ALL NATION?

The Third Church

The Third Church

God had planted a vision in the heart of T.B. Joshua. Some would think it strange for a church of just a small number in a humble area in Lagos, Nigeria to be prophetically named a church of all nations but for the vision in the life of T.B. Joshua. The name given to the church is testimony to the prophetic insight given to Prophet T.B. Joshua and his calm and determined focus on that vision.

“Your future must move into you before you can move into your future.”

This dream was known to him alone. No one else believed his dream nor even understood it. His vision was his direction. He allowed that dream to be his best influence rather than the opinions, advice and criticisms of others around him.

“If your mind agrees in your relationship with God, what your circumstances look like, what you see, what people say or do concerning that relationship cannot affect it.”

Prophet T.B. Joshua knew that the service of the Lord is a thing of the mind, and your mind will always ask you to do something uncommon, rare and different. For you to have what you have never had before, you must do what you have never done before (Matthew 14:28-31).

SYNAGOGUE?

Some might wonder, why ‘Synagogue’? The Bible says Jesus entered the Synagogue and sent out all that were not of Him, all those things that He had not planted. As it was, so it is. As He worked in the Synagogue of old, Jesus is still working in the Synagogue today. The Son of God healed and still heals all kinds of sickness and disease. What is happening today is just an extension of what happened then.

MOVE ON AS JESUS DID

Old Building of SCOAN

Old Building of SCOAN

On the instruction from the Holy Spirit, The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations moved to a large expanse of land in Ikotun-Egbe, in the outskirts of Lagos. Thousands began flocking to the services as they heard about the miraculous events taking place there (Matthew 4:23-24).

If the road is smooth, the journey calm and everything is going well for you, be careful. The Bible says narrow and rough is the road that leads to life. That is, anything close to Jesus receives attack. If satan knows you are not bothering his kingdom, he would not bother to attack you. The occurrences in The SCOAN attracted the attention of satan and his agents. Agents of satan were sent to come and put out the light in the life of Prophet T.B. Joshua, but their missions failed. Satan is powerless in the face of God’s armour and power. They came in mass seeking to destroy but were instead delivered by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is simply because Prophet T.B. Joshua recognized that the victory had already been won.

“Whatever I am today is a product of the conviction that victory through Christ Jesus is victory indeed. The rest is history.”

Crowds Fill the SCOAN

Crowds Fill the SCOAN

Isaiah 2:3 “Many peoples will come and say, R#8220;Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.”

As the awareness spread, people of every colour, culture and creed started coming to witness the power of God in the The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations. Countless testimonies continued flooding in as every manner of sickness and disease bowed and submitted to the indisputable authority in the name of Jesus Christ. There is no reason to doubt His sufficiency. His healing, blessing, deliverance are unlimited!(Hebrews 13:8).

INSTRUCTION IN RIGHTEOUSNESS

It was then that another mighty work began in The SCOAN. God Almighty instructed Prophet T.B. Joshua to build a cathedral that would reflect His glory and majesty.

Just as David received instruction to build the temple and Moses received instruction to build the tabernacle, the same God, who changes not, was the inspiration behind the construction of The SCOAN you see today. When you follow Jesus in righteousness, the impossible will become possible for you.

There was only one architect involved in the planning – the Holy Spirit. When the Holy Spirit talks, we must obey, because changes are beginning.

New SCOAN Under Construction

New SCOAN Under Construction

In a very short space of time, an area without walls and barely a roof was transformed into a mighty cathedral. Hard benches were replaced with comfortable chairs; poor lights were turned to intelligent lighting; fans were exchanged with refreshing air conditioning. The great changes that took place in such a limited time span has become a subject of debate. The will of God will never lead you to where the grace of God is not sufficient to cover you. Glory be to God!

Everyone has received something from God that is capable of being planted. Members willingly sacrificed their time, strength and money to build their church. Everyone played their own role and used the gifts God had given them to contribute to the success of the building.

Just one walk into the church helps to cultivate an atmosphere of faith and a consciousness of Christ’s presence. On all the windows, the galleries and the floor, there are Bible passages and words of encouragement and inspiration to lift your faith. The ceiling also displays many pictures depicting the suffering of Christ and the apostles of old, creating opportunity for sober reflection and self-examination.

“God is in the House through His Word, by His Spirit.”

THE CHURCH TODAY

The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations

The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations

Although the physical structure of the church has changed, the vision remains the same. Millions continue to receive the knowledge of saving grace, and to see the undeniable evidence that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever.
God continues to use Prophet T.B. Joshua as an instrument of healing, prophecy, deliverance, blessing and salvation. Healings of HIV-AIDS, cancer, paralysis, and of many other sicknesses and diseases occur every week, proving that Jesus is who He says He is, He has what He says He has, and He can do what He says He can.Every Sunday, our live services are broadcast to millions around the globe through Emmanuel TV, and the cathedral is always filled to capacity with worshippers from across Nigeria and the world.

‘Church Of All Nations’: what to some was mere wishful thinking is becoming a visible reality today. The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations is now spreading throughout the globe. That name was not just given for nothing. God had a plan and purpose. The unseen hand is at work, and we know that this higher hand is leading us to something higher.

“If God gives you a vision and it is opposed by men, do not reduce it; stay in faith in Christ Jesus.”

Where God guides, He provides. Where he provides, He protects. A million thanks are not enough for all He has done!

THE RACE CONTINUES

“The race is not for the beginner but for the finisher.”

The journey continues. It is not about the messenger but the unchanging message. It’s not about the miracles but the Miracle worker. It’s not about the man, but the Maker. It’s all about Jesus Christ. The eternal message of our Lord Jesus Christ will last forever, even in the face of life’s uncertainties. This is what we are born for, what we are living for and what we are going to die for.
Wherever the road may lead us, the vision that gave birth to this ministry many years ago is the same vision that wakes us up in the morning, sends us to sleep at night and is preparing us for the journey tomorrow. And what is that vision? One way; one job. The way is Jesus Christ; the job is to talk about Him to others.

Life is a warfare. In a war, there are many battles to be won. Each time God sees you through a battle, it is right for you to say, “Thank You, Lord” and glorify Him. It is a way of encouraging Him to see you through future battles, because there are many battles ahead.

Deuteronomy 1:30-31“The LORD your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as he did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, and in the desert. There you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached this place.”

He has carried us all the way long. This story is not intended to show off, but as a way of glorifying God and saying, “Thank You, Jesus”.

The best is yet to come…

GOD IS WHO HE IS

Opening The SCOAN Live Sunday Service, Evangelist Evelyn Joshua brought an encouraging message titled, GOD IS WHO HE IS.
Urging Christians to connect with God through faith rather than cling to the physical circumstances that would always instigate doubt in their minds, she added that faith in God, even in times of trials, brings about blessings: “Faith lifts us above the realm of the senses, our reasoning abilities, understanding and makes the possibilities of God available to us.  The Bible says, blessed are those who believe without seeing; blessed are those who shout, “Hallelujah” before a miracle happens. Blessed are those who bless God in their trials and difficulties, for they shall be blessed by God through their challenges”.

She added that faith will only be activated when we make the Word of God the standard for our lives. As Christians, as the Word grows in our hearts, it connects us to our Father in Heaven and makes us operate with power: “God’s Word is a livin

g, growing force that develops in the heart of man. As it grows, faith grows. As a child of God, if you continue to operate with this divine faith, your word will be as powerful as if God has spoken it Himself”.

TESTIMONIES

50/50 CHANCE OF LIVING

Mr Jideofor Eze
Mr Jideofor Eze

For Mr Jideofor Eze, living with a kidney disease and urinary tract infection was a serious challenge. The scenario painted the ugly picture of weak kidneys incapable of carrying out their excretory functions optimally. He could not urinate the normal way and doctors had to insert a catheter into his urinary system to enable the free-flow of urine. The native of Enugu, Nigeria could not enjoy any reprieve as the problem always re-emerged whenever the catheter was removed.

He could hardly sleep and was not be able to access any form of help around when the problem hit in the odd hours of the night. After a series of tests, he was told he had a kidney stone which could only be treated by surgery and all the doctors he consulted gave the same verdict. Unfortunately, he only stood a 50-50 chance of living after the surgery. Mr Eze wondered how he would be able to muster the financial muscle to foot the gigantic bills that would accrue from such a medical exercise and whether he would live or not.

As he waited for his operation date to be set, he started watching Emmanuel TV. Seeing the wonderful testimonies of people who once had even worse health conditions, he developed the urge to visit the Arena of Liberty. He was lucky to hear that in a few days, there would be a healing revival at The SCOAN in December, 2016. A day to the commencement of the service, the ailment reared its ugly head, preventing him from passing out urine that night. He visited the hospital and had the catheter re-inserted, pleading that he should be allowed to travel to Lagos the next day – a request that was granted by his doctor even though he was advised to be careful because of the catheter which could injure him on transit. The troubled man arrived at his Lagos lodge to discover that his catheter was passing urine mixed with blood. The discovery drew tears from his eyes as he rushed to a nearby hospital to have the catheter reinserted. Thinking it was the end of the road, he raised a deep-hearted and anguish-stricken prayer to the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua to save his life.

Once in The SCOAN Prayer Line, he witnessed the greatest drama of his entire existence. Prophet T.B. Joshua was ministering healing and deliverance, in Jesus’ name. As the shadow of the man of God passed him, he suddenly felt a continuum of cold sensation all over him. In moments, he was healed! Testifying, he told congregants that what he experienced was more than just a man of God but God Himself in action. His remark lends credence to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s statement that he is not the one performing the miracles but God working through him.

After his healing, Mr Eze returned to a doctor and requested for the removal of the catheter. Upon arriving home, he felt a sharp pain and ran to the toilet. Ministering the Morning Water in prayer, he was surprised as he urinated out the kidney stone! Thanking God for saving his life from the hands of a deadly ailment, he advised people not to hide their problems, urging them to find every means to come to God to receive their healing.

FROM ELECTRICIAN TO COMMISSIONER

Mr Nnamdi Ezechi
Mr Nnamdi Ezechi

Mr Nnamdi Ezechi was employed as an electrical technician with a multinational company in Delta, Nigeria. He was carrying out his duties diligently and was trying to manage well the small success God had given him. As a regular viewer of Emmanuel TV, he came to The SCOAN and received the Morning Water, which he continued to minister in prayer. His life entered a dramatic dimension when one day a member of the House of Reps, representing his local government, asked him to nominate persons for consideration into a transition committee from his local government area. After compiling and sending the name of nominees, Mr Ezechi was shocked when he began to receive congratulatory messages from friends and associates. Confused, he met with his boss who confirmed that he was the one chosen for the position. He had never aspired to such a political position in his life and was a shock to him to find himself a member of such a committee. He continued ministering the Morning Water in prayer and one day, after the Nigerian general elections, he was contacted again by his boss to suggest the names of three persons whom he wished to be nominated as honourable commissioners in the state of Delta. Mr Ezechi was confused. He wondered why his boss would ask him to do such a serious thing as he saw himself as a simple employee who was neither wealthy nor famous. In short, he felt the task was beyond him in a local government where there were very influential people. Anyhow, he sent in some names and moved on with his life. While driving to work some months later, he received a call from his boss, instructing him to come to Asaba, the Delta capital. He quickly ministered the Morning Water as he prayed for God’s divine direction and guidance and made his way to the capital. When he arrived, Mr Ezechi’s boss congratulated him for becoming appointed as a DESOPADEC (Delta State Oil Producing Area Development Commission) Commissioner. Indeed, there is nothing God cannot do for those who are faithful to Him. Thanking God, the former electrical technician enjoined congregants and people all over the world to leave every case to God to handle.

A PROMOTION SEALED AND DELIVERED FROM THE THRONE OF GRACE

She joined her country’s foreign mission in 2011 and had always wanted to excel. One day, she came back from work and found her children watching Emmanuel TV at home. The great miracles, teachings and testimonies she saw on the channel inspired her so much that she started praying to God to take her to The SCOAN.

Mrs Isata Bangura
Mrs Isata Bangura

God, in His mighty ways, answered her prayer. In 2014, Mrs Isata Bangura was posted to Nigeria as a Third Secretary in the Sierra Leonean liaison office in Lagos, Nigeria. When the news came to her, she was surprised because at her grade level, she was not qualified for such a posting. However, she was happy because she had been praying for that opportunity. As soon as she settled down in Nigeria, she was promoted within the same year to the position of Assistant Secretary, Grade Seven.

After that shocking promotion, Mrs Bangura started worshiping at The SCOAN with great devotion. She continued to pray for bigger things to come. By 2016, memos were circulated around all their missions inviting qualified persons to return to Sierra Leone to sit for the Senior Assistant Secretary examination. Conferring with a colleague in their Addis Ababa mission, she received materials bordering on the promotion examination, including the civil service code which she specifically requested.

Receiving the materials, Mrs Bangura started studying them. As she did, she ministered the Morning Water and deployed all other anointed materials, including the Faith Bracelet in her prayers and meditation. After writing the examination, she returned to Nigeria. When the results were released in November, 2016, she passed and qualified to occupy the position of Senior Assistant Secretary. Though she had passed the examination, she refused to be too excited because unless she received a letter to that effect, it would still remain unconfirmed. The much-awaited confirmation letter was eventually sent to her in January, 2017.

During her testimony, Mrs Bangura told congregants that she was highly overwhelmed with the promotion because of the way it came. According to her, it is unusual for a person who just joined the service in 2011 to be promoted within a very short while. She thanked the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua for doing the impossible in her life. She advised people to believe in God and allow Him to set His time-table for them, adding that they should continue praying with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV.

THE QUEEN TRIED TO DROWN ME

MRS CHRISTIANA NGOZI NJOKU
MRS CHRISTIANA NGOZI NJOKU

When she was a very little child, she had accompanied a friend to a stream in her hometown. There, she was being taught how to swim only to find herself deep inside the stream. An unseen force had grabbed her legs and was making it difficult for her to either swim to safety or loose herself from the entanglement. All she could do was to scream, attracting the attention of a lady who came to rescue her. After that saga, young Ngozi did not disclose her experience to her parents. She carried on with her life.

But things were no longer at ease with her spiritual life as she started having strange dreams in which she would be surrounded by snakes. Sometimes, she would dream of a very beautiful woman draped in a gown with the dazzle of a queen, coming to crown her. The dream visits of the strange woman continued even when she got to secondary school level. She became attracted to other senior girls who came to her for friendship, disguising as school mothers. Even though she later got pregnant for a boy at age 14, her attraction to women like her lingered like a stubborn stump, refusing to be uprooted.

Ngozi had sent her daughter to stay with her mother in Cameroon in order to pick the pieces of her life together and perhaps, start afresh but her intentions would not promise anything good to the family. Her daughter became a replica of the mother, living a wayward life and eventually becoming pregnant at age 14 as well. It was a pill too bitter to swallow. In Ngozi’s reckoning, history seemed to be repeating itself rather unfortunately. She felt that her past was haunting her in some sort of déjà vu. Worried, she continued to spend her money on herbalists who deceived her into believing they could help her.

Ngozi was sought after by men but after getting engaged, they would suddenly disappear. It was apparent that there was a force thwarting all her hopes of settling down with a husband. Instead, she was made to have more affection for women. As she continued to find a way out of the problems in her life, Ngozi came across Emmanuel TV and witnessed the awe-inspiring testimonies on the channel. Immediately, she told herself some bitter truths and made up her mind to visit the Arena of Liberty. As the set date approached, her daughter with whom she had planned to come to Lagos, disappeared. It took some prayers for the lass to be reunited with her mother.

When they finally arrived at The SCOAN, they attended the Sunday Service. And during the Mass Prayer led by Prophet T.B. Joshua, Ngozi was fished out by the Spirit of the living God. As the prayers increased in tempo, the evil spirit tormenting her life manifested and was cast out of her life. Ngozi was floored by the power of God. Her daughter who confessed to have been raped at age 13, also received her deliverance. Mother and daughter thanked God for their deliverance. Ngozi’s mother also thanked the man of God for being a worthy instrument God used to deliver her daughter and granddaughter. She appreciated God for the fact that her child and grandchild have changed for the better and Ngozi advised people to have faith in God even when they are facing challenges.

WHAT YOUR CHILDREN DO IN THE DARK

Mr James Lubilo
Mr James Lubilo

He had always wanted to be a man of God and had always expressed that aspiration to his mother. As a young man, his mother encouraged his aspirations but the devil and his agents would not fold their hands and allow that lofty dream to come to fruition. Suddenly, a boy who once harboured thoughts of working in the vineyard of God became a problematic child. James started stealing, a trait that did not go down well with his parents who, in an attempt to curtail his misdemeanours, sent him to a boarding school. Unknown to them, they were creating an enabling environment for him to become worse. In spite of his parents’ opulence, he could not stop the despicable act of stealing. It was like a deep-rooted malady that required a superior force for it to be expunged from his life.

When he entered secondary school, he met some friends who influenced him into drinking alcohol and smoking weed. Those habits made him lose his head as he would always misbehave. When his system became immune to the highness in alcohol and weed, he graduated into hard drugs. He took codeine, cocaine and heroin. As his class of drugs changed, he also changed the calibre of friends he moved with. Eventually, he hooked up with unrepentant drug addicts whose minds had been hardened by arbitrary drug use. When he realised that he was the only one without a tattoo among his bad friends, he wasted no time in having one on his chest.

Together with his gang, James engaged in supermarket robberies which proceeds were squandered on women, alcohol and drugs. But one fundamental reality that begged for explanation was the fact that his parents were well to do and yet, he would not stop stealing. Somehow, his mother got wind of his strange behaviours and came to the conclusion that he was taking something injurious to his health. To stop him, she had discontinued the act of giving him money. James would later devise new strategies of getting money. He resorted to stealing and selling his mother’s personal items, thinking that it was the only way to pay her back in her own coin. The young Zambian was so much addicted to alcohol and drugs that he was once locked up for harassing security personnel who resisted his insistence on purloining alcohol by force from a supermarket in the early hours of the morning.

mr-james-lubilo-2Somehow, James’ mother was able to convince him to come with her to The SCOAN for a Monday service. The man of God laid hands on him and delivered him from the evil spirit that had made a mess of his life. The deliverance was not without some drama as the evil spirit manifested, confessing some of the destructive things it had done to the young man. According to him, even before the man of God came close to him, he had already started feeling the presence of fire all over him. That was the last scenario he could recollect until he found himself rising from the ground, declaring that he was free in Jesus’ name. James’ mother and younger sister were also delivered from evil spirits that had also oppressed them. According to his younger sister, she had also abused hard drugs and had even initiated many of her friends into the ungodly habit. During their testimony, James, his mother and sister thanked God for delivering the entire family from the clutches of the devil. They reckoned that all things have become new ever since they received their deliverance. James’ mother advised parents to show more care to their children because they have the propensity to hide certain injurious behaviours.

I HAD EYES BUT I COULD NOT SEE

“I am a snake!” shrieked the evil spirit manifesting from Mrs Angel Nwokoye, a woman who could no longer control her behaviour towards her husband and quarrelled constantly. Feeling neglected as a wife, she had been hearing rumours that her husband had been having extramarital affairs and her anger was at its peak.

Mr & Mrs Chika Ndubuisi
Mr & Mrs Chika Ndubuisi

After 18 years of marriage and four children, their marriage was on the brink of divorce as Mr Chika Ndubuisi could no longer stand to be with her due to their irreconcilable differences.

Ready to throw in the towel and give up on his marriage to Mrs Angel, he had decided to leave their home in South Africa and set out on a holiday in his home country of Nigeria. His journey had a secret mission, however, as he had resolved to look for a new wife. After some time, Mr Chika called home to check in on his children only to find out that his wife had also left on a holiday. Surprisingly, her own secret mission was also in Nigeria but for a different purpose. Unwilling to allow the devil to destroy her marriage, Mrs Angel had gone to The SCOAN to seek God’s divine intervention. That was the moment of her divine encounter.

After her deliverance, Prophet T.B. Joshua invited her husband to hear God’s opinion about their marriage. Honoured to receive the call, Mr Ndubuisi came to The SCOAN the following Sunday and aired his negative feelings about his wife and asked for God’s direction. The man of God revealed that the marriage was indeed a marriage from God and that Mr Ndubuisi was also in need of deliverance.

Mr & Mrs Chika Ndubuisi
Mr & Mrs Chika Ndubuisi

Both husband and wife received their deliverance, one week after each other and returned to the church embracing. They could not help but share the joy of the Lord as they told of their wonderful reconciliation. Mr Chika confessed that prior to his deliverance, he saw himself as an innocent victim in his marriage while he saw his wife as old and wretched. The following morning, waking up after his deliverance, he suddenly recalled all the ways he had made mistakes in his relationship in the past. Turning to his wife to apologize, he saw a more beautiful woman than he remembered. “I had eyes then but I could not see. Now, I can see clearly! Wow, is this a mistake? Is this woman that I found in Nigeria the same one I left in South Africa?” He then made a promise before the whole congregation to love his wife more and more, as Christ would have it. The Gospel of God’s grace challenges and changes everything!

LOOK WITHIN YOU

The presence of God was well-felt as congregants expressed their faith by keying into all the glorious moments of the service. Singing and dancing along with the choir and applauding those who came out to testify to the goodness of God in their lives, they demonstrated the fact that their own testimonies were on the way. They also committed their lives into God’s benevolent hands during the Mass Prayer, positioning themselves for greater uplifting even as the kingdom of darkness was brought into total submission to the power and glory of the Most High.

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T.B. JOSHUA

Speaking about faith, Prophet T.B. Joshua urged Christians to always meditate on the Word as it has the ability to ignite faith when it dominates the heart and influences our character: “All you need is to meditate on the Word. The more you meditate on the Word, the more your heart acts upon the Word. Don’t forget when the Word dominates your heart, it influences your character and conduct. When faith comes, it influences your conduct and character – it is no longer what you want to do but what God wants you to do. Allow this to dominate your heart.” He also observed that faith is trust which cannot be accorded to an unreliable entity. According to him, God being our only dependable and reliable Refuge, would always respond to our prayers and yearnings when they emanate from our faith-filled hearts: “Faith is a trust – the kind of trust you cannot give to man. Who is trustworthy? Who is reliable? Who has no beginning and end? It is Someone that is trustworthy, reliable and has no beginning and end that we can give our trust to. You cannot trust a man who has a beginning and end, someone who will die and leave you one day. When there is God, there is power. Anointing is the power of God. When God smiles, power smiles. When God sits, power sits. When God walks, power walks. When God looks, power looks. Without faith, you cannot put a demand on the anointing – demand for blessing, deliverance and salvation. That is why the Bible says, only faith pleases God.”

The man of God concluded by reminding Christians that faith is maintenance. He submitted that the beautiful things of life can only be sustained if faith is maintained: “Faith is maintenance. You maintain your life if you live the life of faith – you will be able to maintain your finances and health. To maintain healing and deliverance, without faith, it is not possible. You follow Jesus through faith. To follow Him demands faith, employs faith. Between you and God – the barrier is faith. If you don’t have faith, you don’t know whom you are serving. When faith comes, it influences your character and conduct.”

Earlier, in a message titled LOOK WITHIN YOU, Evangelist Olamide admonished Christians not to base their judgements on external qualities but instead consider the hidden strengths in people just as God did with many great men and women in the Bible. evangelist-olamideShe summed up her message thus: “Man oftentimes makes a mistaken judgment of character but the Lord only values the holy faith hidden in the heart beyond human perception. When you come to God, He is not interested in your outward qualities and skills but at your faith because that is what makes you one with Him. But today when we are looking for a leader, we are tempted to look only at externals. We fail to realize that human point of view is limited but God’s point of view looks beyond and is unlimited. You need to discover your root in God. A man of faith is not satisfied by the world but he looks beyond it.” She left the following advice to people of God all over the world: “Your life will always go to the level of your words because we measure our Christian life by the thoughts in our heart. Your words express your thoughts which are the seeds of your life.  Order your thoughts aright in accordance to God’s Word.”

TESTIMONIES

EVEN IN THE FACE OF DEATH, GOD’S POWER TRIUMPHED

Preparing to travel from Yaounde to Douala on October 21st, 2016, Mrs Pauline Moanyang received a discouraging information about the nature of the highway linking the two Cameroonian cities. A landslide had cut the road into two, making it a death trap of some sort and barring vehicles from plying that route. Tinkering with options, she had considered travelling by air instead but was sorely disappointed when she realized that all flights that day were cancelled. The only option left for her was to travel by train. When she rushed to the train station, the crowd that had gathered there sent shivers down her spine. In spite of the enormity of the crowd, she was able to book for a seat.mrs-moanyang-pauline

As she made to enter the train, she recollected the words of Prophet T.B. Joshua which encouraged people to pray wherever they find themselves, especially during travels. Those words reverberated strongly in her memory. She had thought of ministering the Morning Water when those words of the man of God crept into her consciousness and moved her into a powerful prayer. “Oh Holy Spirit, take more of me and give me more of You – more of Your faithfulness, more of Your protection. Lord Jesus, let Your favour and mercy speak for me throughout this journey.” She thereafter ministered the Morning Water on herself and on her luggage.

The journey commenced with the train filled to the brim. As they approached a bridge, something unpalatable occurred. The train was trying to negotiate a turn when the coach in which she was seated went off track, sending the last four coaches into summersaults and into a deep slope. As the ghastly drama ensued, Mrs Moanyang cried out in anguish: “Lord Jesus, save me. Rescue me. Rescue me!” Not given to such horrible scenarios, she fainted and woke up within minutes of the catastrophic experience only to discover that all her belongings had torn to shreds with only her Morning Water and Good Morning Sticker surviving the devastation. One strange thing she could not forget in a hurry was the fact that as the commotion lasted and as bodies were being flung from one angle to the other, a force she could not comprehend kept her glued to her seat. “God of Prophet T.B. Joshua, rescue me,” she continued to cry as she found herself stuck with an iron bar preventing her from any form of movement. At that point, she was under the weight of dead and dying bodies.pauline

Trapped in the midst of the dead and clutching an iron, a voice directed her on how to turn the iron so she could free herself from the deadly entanglement. To her utmost surprise, aside from herself, the only other survivors were the two babies whose mothers, she had assisted to carry them when they could not find enough seats. Mrs Moanyang was flabbergasted beyond words as she narrated her experience before The SCOAN congregation. It could best be described as an appointment with death which was thwarted by the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua. “I don’t know how to express my gratitude to God for rescuing my life,” she said while testifying last Sunday at the Arena of Liberty. “Belong to the ever believing group by trusting in the Lord and making God’s Word the standard for your life,” she advised people all over the world, especially those who watched her live on Emmanuel TV.

 

A SHOUT OF ‘LET THERE BE LIGHT’ DELIVERS BABY BOY

The couple had envisaged a happy home in which having a child of their own would be a great blessing from God. Alas, their expectations were not to be as persistent miscarriages played the kill-joy to their union as husband and wife. For ambassador and Mrs Raphael Horsfall, life had lost its meaning without a child of their own. Mrs Horsfall had had seven different miscarriages before her husband summoned the faith to go the way of God. Together, they agreed to pitch their tent with God at The SCOAN, believing that their case will not escape the anointing that breaks the yoke. Proceeding to The SCOAN, the couple received prayer from Prophet T.B. Joshua who later blessed them with the Morning Water and the Good Morning Sticker.amb-and-mrs-rapheal-and-son

Returning to their base in Abuja, Nigeria, the couple ministered the Morning Water with devotion and prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. Days later, Ambassador Horsfall received a call from his wife to tell him that she had missed her period. Ordinarily, he was not excited because he had heard such news for the umpteenth time. However, deep down in his heart, there was a strong conviction that something new had happened.

The couple continued to minister the Morning Water and seized every opportunity to pray along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV. In the spirit of thanksgiving, the couple visited The SCOAN when the pregnancy was seven months-old to show gratitude to God for keeping it safe without a miscarriage in the belief that He would do more in their lives. Ambassador & Mrs Horsfall had the opportunity to meet Prophet T.B. Joshua who pronounced a safe delivery for the couple.

Days later, the couple travelled to Atlanta, Georgia to deliver the baby. When it was time for his wife to deliver, the couple’s faith was rocked with an unexpected news from the doctor that Mrs Horsfall was diagnosed with accumulation of fluid in her womb. The doctor wanted an urgent caesarian section, or else, she would lose the baby and perhaps, her own life. For Ambassador Horsfall, he stood fast to his faith on the word of the prophet that his wife would deliver their baby safely. Upon his insistence, the wife was taken out of the theatre and back to the delivery room.2b

The doctors persisted and handed Ambassador Horsfall a consent form to sign as they insisted their medical centre was too reputed to allow any grave unforeseen mishap with Mrs. Horsfall to tarnish their image. Running out of time, Ambassador Horsfall demanded to be left alone with his wife in the delivery room for a while. The doctors obliged, but kept the couple under the microscope as they watched them on a CCTV screen.

As his wife slipped into weakness, Ambassador Horsfall boldly told his wife that they had all the evangelical items they received from Prophet T.B. Joshua and so it was time to act faith and demonstrate the Power of God in the Morning Water and Good Morning Sticker. “At the count of 5, you will shout ‘Let There be Light!’” Ambassador Horsfall instructed his wife. She agreed.
“1, 2, 3,…” began Ambassador Horsfall.

“Let there be Light!” screamed Mrs. Anita Horsfall with all her might, before her husband had the chance to reach 4 on his count. Lo and behold, “Let There Be Light” pushed out the bouncing baby boy, leaving the doctors bemused in front of the monitoring screen. “What did you do? What did you say?” the doctors questioned, as they rushed into the delivery room to see the baby in his arms. “’Let There Be Light!’ is the prayer my Pastor Prophet T.B. Joshua taught us,” the joyful Ambassador Horsfall told the doctors.

Advising the congregation and viewers all over the world, Ambassador Horsfall said: “Knowledge is not the key, obedience is, as Prophet T.B. Joshua said. Act faith with whatever Prophet T.B. Joshua tells you to do or gives you.”

 

SPIRITS OF DEPRESSION AND SUICIDE UPROOTED BY THE POWER OF PROPHECY

She had been enmeshed in career failure and stagnation and needed to find her way out of the mess. At some point, she drew close to God and even preached to unbelievers. Those days, she was always exhibiting a high sense of joy until she suddenly lost it and was overtaken by sorrow where an inexplicable longing always drew tears from her eyes. Sometimes, she would isolate herself from family and friends only to brood over some pain which only she could feel. On several occasions, Mrs Thania Requeno would argue and quarrel with her husband and would laugh over her funny behaviours when she was later reminded about them.thaino

However, that sorrow that had haunted her life and career would soon be eliminated after Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied to her on January 1st, 2017 during the New Year service. The yokes of depression and suicidal thoughts were cast out of her life in the name of Jesus Christ. The man of God restored the lost joy in her life, giving her hope and the peace of mind to face tomorrow. According to the United States of America citizen, she had actually come to The SCOAN for financial and career breakthrough but ended up getting delivered from the spirits of depression and suicide.

Thania’s husband, Akim spoke extensively being the one who had been adversely affected by his wife’s suicidal episodes. He said when they first got married, she tried to hide this depression and would go into mood swings and tried to escape by drinking alcohol. Later, he would find her crying. Akim, originally from Benin Republic, a neighboring country to Nigeria, recounted how he believed that he had left T.B. Joshua behind in Africa because he thought that he had nothing to offer so he rather went in search of a solution to their problem in mega churches in the USA. mr-and-mrs-thaina-and-akeem-requenoHowever, to his shock and amazement, a staff in one of the mega churches he attended asked him if he had heard of Prophet T.B. Joshua since he was from west Africa. He bluntly replied that he would have nothing to do with ‘that man!’ He kept pondering over his encounter with the minister. That night, he had a revelation and from there, he became convinced that Prophet T.B. Joshua is indeed a true man of God and resolved to send his friends in Africa to help him get the Morning Water. Through this means, he was able to file for a residence permit and got that breakthrough to the glory of God.

Thanking God for her deliverance, Thania advised the congregation saying, ‘Trust in God alone for everything and in anything’.

 

YOKE OF BEDWETTING OBEYS THE VOICE OF GOD

Ms Bernice Kekeli Flamour received a word of prophecy about her bedwetting problem from the man of God. According to Prophet T.B. Joshua, the bedwetting problem was an attack that was aimed at destroying her marriage. Confirming the prophecy to be true, Ms Flamour received deliverance from the man of God. The Ghanaian Customs Officer returned to The SCOAN last Sunday for her testimony. According to her, when she visited The SCOAN, she prayed that the man of God would locate her and had even gone into meditation, appealing to the Holy Spirit to help her. Truly, she was located by the Spirit of God.ms-bernice-kekeli-fiamor

Her problem actually started seven years ago when she was posted to her first station. During that posting, she had dreamt that she was in a classroom with colleagues and was pressed. As she made for the restroom to ease herself in the dream, she suddenly woke up to find her body wet and cold. That dream continued to rear its head, making her to wet the bed wherever she was posted to. It had been a very embarrassing experience for her as she always found it difficult and shameful to dry her wet matress in the barracks environment where she lived.  She also deliberately avoided visitors so that they wouldn’t get to know about her problem.

She had even stopped drinking water at night, thinking it could help her but it never did. But ever since she received her deliverance from God through Prophet T.B. Joshua, she has stopped experiencing that evil dream. Whenever she feels pressed, something always alerts her to go and ease herself. Thanking God for lifting a heavy yoke out of her life, she advised congregants and people all over the world to have faith in God and never give up.

 

MEN SLEPT WITH A SNAKE IN ME

She had been taken to a river to wash plates by her mother when she was eight years-old. At the river, after the washing was over, she and her siblings decided to have their bath. But as the bathing continued, her mother noticed that she was going deeper into the bowels of the river and asked every one of them to stop so they could return home. When they returned home, young Flora went to her room and slept off. The next morning while her siblings were dressed for school, she told her mother that she wouldn’t be able to go to school because she was tired and could not explain the way she felt. That same morning, she consumed three plates of food in quick succession, making her mother to suspect that something was wrong with her. The young girl felt that there was something inside her that devoured all the food that went into her stomach.5

Flora started acting in a rather strange manner. She would always want to have her way even when her mother thought otherwise. One day, she had a terrible dream in which a very big snake entered her private part. According to her, after that dream, she developed an unusually nasty sexual urge in her dreams. She also dreamt of herself flying like a bird, travelling to different locations and markets, buying things from old women. At age 15, the snake inside her became her guide. It would instruct and direct her on things to do and places to go. It revealed to her the types and colours of weave-on and dresses she should put on in order to seduce men.

She became so seductive that friends would rally around her, urging her to follow them out to night clubs. Because of her dancing dexterity, men would fight their girlfriends and push them away just to have her dance with them. According to her, her dancing was a carry-over from the marine kingdom where she occupied an exalted position as queen of the coast and controlled a lot of wealth and influence. Whenever she slept with a man, he would release straight into the snake’s mouth and such a man would never want to leave her. He would continue to desire her until something terrible would happen to him. She had a leg chain given to her in the marine kingdom with which she attracted men. The evil spirit in her destroyed marriages and also culminated in her inflicting bloody injuries on people.

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She had had two sons for a man but their union was truncated by one of her spiritual husbands who actually slept with her, leaving her in pains and making her physical husband’s advances worthless. Flora also met another man and had a child by him. She was just being used by the marine world to destroy her own life in instalments. A friend who had invited her to Lagos from Ondo State where she was languishing in frustration and joblessness, noticed something was wrong with her and told her about coming to The SCOAN. When she eventually came to The SCOAN, she refused to pray. Instead, the evil spirit was telling her to run away because the man of God would soon come with fire. As she was considering those evil suggestions, she received a hot slap on her head. Before she could gather herself, the fire of the Holy Ghost had taken over her entire body.

Flora received her deliverance and is today free from the powers of the marine kingdom. According to her, there is peace and joy in her life as she is now a new person in Christ Jesus. Thanking God for her deliverance, she advised men to be wary of the women they frolic around with, especially those who are still in the world. She also called on mothers to advise their daughters to live godly lives and that they should know that all that glitters is not gold.

 

ADDICTION TO THE INTERNET, SPIRIT OF PORNOGRAPHY DISLODGED BY THE ANOINTING

Miss Erica Masaoe was addicted to the internet to the extent that she started to share her nude pictures online. According to her, at the age of 15, she developed serious interest in watching pornography and saw it as a normal way of life. As she became engrossed in the ungodly act, it took over her senses and made her to masturbate. Often times, a sense of guilt would twine her conscience. She would ask herself why on earth would she have to succumb to such an immoral fancy. But despite the momentary soul-search, she was unable to resist the rampaging urge.erica-jimmy-masaoe-prophecy-testimony

Her problem grew in scope and intensity, leading her to the social media where she found unlimited platforms to exercise her pornographic inclination. She would chat from morning to night, paying less attention to other more productive areas of her life. As a result of her addiction, she suffered rejection, depression and became isolated socially. However, she soon discovered other means of keeping herself happy in drinking and smoking and became totally detached from the things of God. She found it extremely difficult to pray or even read her Bible and became easily irritated.

Her dream life was not left out. She dreamt of mermaids who would threaten her that unless she worshipped them, she would die. The relationship she had with her countryman on the internet was actually centered on an exchange of nude pictures and according to her, rather than develop into a well-meaning association, it only aided her to masturbate and nothing more. The young Tanzanian woman was enmeshed in those unholy alliances until she visited The SCOAN and had an encounter with God through His servant, Prophet T.B. Joshua. Seated in the auditorium during the Sunday service, the man of God prophesied to her. “You have a serious addiction to the internet. There is one that even sent a naked picture,” observed the man of God. Having confirmed the prophecy to be true, Miss Masaoe received the anointed touch of the man of God and was set free from the evil bondage through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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During her testimony last Sunday, the young woman radiated great joy and confidence in Christ Jesus as she narrated how her addiction almost ruined her life. Now, totally delivered and free from those immoral habits, she advised parents to endeavor to watch their children and the type of companies they keep.

THE END OF OURSELVES

prophet-tb-joshuaThe SCOAN Sunday service of January 8, 2017 provided an opportunity for congregants and Christians all over the world to build their faith and connect to the Spirit of God. The atmosphere was filled with the presence of God as the choir drew the attention of God’s children to the need to always praise and worship their Father in Spirit and in truth. The testimonies, prayers and prophetic declarations made every moment a remarkable encounter in the House of the Lord.

Admonishing Christians on the importance of prayer and the pertinent need to build and sustain their faith, Prophet T.B. Joshua also reminded them of the urgency of praying with devotion. According to him, it is the connection point between them and God: “Time like this is time to pay attention, not this kind of attention we pay out there – attention with devotion. How do we pay attention? We have to be in an attitude of prayer. As I’m talking to you now, you are supposed to be praying. Viewers at home, wherever you are, as you are looking, paying attention to what I am saying, be in an attitude of prayer. Continue to pray. Simple language. “Oh Holy Spirit, take more of me and give me more of You, more of Your faithfulness, goodness, kindness, purity, holiness.” Continuing, the man of God emphasized the fact that devotional prayer avails much to the Christian, including the ability to see visions. He also added that Christians should imbibe the idea of praying all the time and everywhere: “Prayer must be an integral part of you. You must be in an attitude of prayer. ‘Take more of me and give me more of You’. Your heart is the prayer room. Your heart is the temple of God. You want to see visions? You must see them with your heart. You must learn to pray in the Spirit. Everywhere can be an altar. Satan keeps catching people unprepared.

Concluding, Prophet T.B. Joshua urged Christians to exercise their faith by using it to put a demand on the anointing. According to him, “Faith is a vacuum that draws the anointing from Jesus. Self-healing will happen. You will be very surprised that the sickness you have been talking about, when you wake up, it will be gone”.

evangelist-anneEarlier, in her message titled THE END OF OURSELVES, Evangelist Anne lamented the intellectual disposition of modern day Christians who seem to position themselves as God’s enemies rather than obey His unquestionable commands. She made reference to Abraham who, in spite of the many years he waited before having a son, never hesitated to offer him to God who commanded him to do so in a rare test of faith. According to her, Abraham trusted and obeyed God because he knew that His command was final: “It was at the point of total obedience that God brought the substitute. God will wait for you at the point of your obedience. It was at that point when he was about to complete the assignment that God brought solution”.

She concluded by urging Christians to uphold the will of God, irrespective of the opposition they encounter in the world so that their God-given vision would stand the test of time as it did in the days of Master Jesus, Abraham and Job: “If God gives you a vison and it is opposed by men, don’t reduce your vision – stay in the will of God.

 

TESTIMONIES

SAVED FROM THE CHOPPING BLOCK

Miss Esther Kehinde, her older sister Deborah and their father came to The SCOAN to thank God for the extraordinary thing He had done in replacing her head with the Cross. Yes, literally the Cross! Esther left her house for school and was expected back in the early evening. However, when the clock struck 7pm, 8pm and continued to tick away into the late night, panic ran through the spines of her sister Deborah and their father who united in prayers. While their father prayed with Esther’s picture, Deborah ministered the Morning Water on Esther’s bed and put a demand on the anointing by asking the God of Prophet T.B. Joshua to return her sister home safely from wherever she had gone.esther-family

Recounting her unbelievable experience, Esther said that on her way back from school, an unknown man had violently knocked her unconscious. When she came to her senses, she found herself in the midst of several wailing captives. She was panicked as to what was happening and why they were crying. Within seconds, she saw people beheaded and sliced into bits. In that moment it dawned on her that she was about to be murdered. As she looked at the killers, a demand came in for fresh blood. “Yes, there is a new arrival,” one of the henchmen said, pointing in the direction of Esther. The thought of being beheaded and her flesh sold to the human flesh and blood buyers rushed through her mind. They motioned for her to place her head on the chopping board. She was forced to obey. As the killer raised his ax up to chop off Esther’s head, he suddenly cried out that he saw a Cross instead of a human head. This threw the killer into a frenzy and he shoved Esther aside. Another kidnapper standing by, asked Esther, “Which church do you attend?” Esther responded, “The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations”. The man’s next question was about Esther’s pastor. When she told him that her pastor was Prophet T.B. Joshua, the man did not hesitate to show Esther the exit. As Esther took to her heels in the direction of escape from the shadows of death, a young boy attempted to escape at the same time but was quickly seized by the killer kidnappers and dismembered within minutes.

As Esther finished her narration, her sister Deborah took up the story from her end. After she had offered her prayer at home, she suddenly saw Prophet T.B. Joshua in a vision holding Esther’s hand while leading her through a bush path. He handed the young sister into her hands saying, “She has been released”. Indeed, Esther was released and returned home safely to narrate her ordeal through tears of joy. The two sisters and their father thanked God for the protection they were under in God’s hands. Esther also advised people all over the world to believe in the anointing in the Morning Water and minister it in faith, in Jesus’ name.

 

 

 

AN UNEMPLOYED GRADUATE ON THE WORLD STAGE

She had come under relentless spiritual attacks and was on the brink of losing out in the battle of survival.  Ms Brigitte Graciella Afoumbom from Cameroon needed to get back on her feet and was desperately seeking the prospects of a promising future. As a result of the evil attack, the graduate of Electrical Engineering had been forced to leave her job and remained jobless for an exasperating six years. At the end of that time, she was introduced to The SCOAN through Emmanuel TV. In 2010 she had the opportunity to visit and receive prayer and deliverance through Prophet T.B. Joshua who personally declared that she was free. Uplifted, she returned to her country with strengthened faith and the Morning Water.3

In a dream one night, Prophet T.B. Joshua appeared to her, informing her that there was a hole in her head. He placed his hands on her head and shook it, after which he told her that she was free from all her troubles. Upon waking up, she realized that she was free indeed and suddenly saw a bright future in front of her. Disconnected from failure and energized by Christ, Ms Afoumbom set out for an exam on Computer Network Security and passed with a very high score. She then sat for a job interview and was selected as the best candidate. She was eventually employed as a Data Network Security Engineer by one of the biggest firms in her country.

As she stayed connected to Christ through His Word, by His Spirit, she was inspired by the Holy Spirit to improve her knowledge and so, in 2015, she registered for a course which required at least ten years of practice and one year of preparation. Saddled with the herculean requirements of that course, she prayed earnestly and ministered the Morning Water, asking God to see her through the journey. In two months time, she was ready for the six-hour long exam. Ministering the Morning Water, she cried to God for His favour and when the results of the professional exam were released, she had passed in one sitting.

With a new certificate and new professional status, Ms Afoumbom began looking for a job that matched her new level. She continued to pray and minister the Morning Water as she set her sights on the World Bank. Once miraculously securing an appointment for an interview, she used her Faith Bracelet to count her faith as she was questioned and also put away offence from her heart, forgiving a colleague who had once hurt her at work. To the glory of God, she was granted employment and was remarkably posted to the World Bank headquarters in Washington DC to serve as an Information Security Officer. “The words of Prophet T.B. Joshua are powerful and effective,” she told congregants as she testified to the great things God had done in her life.

 

 

 

 

BEDWETTING: A MOTHER’S SHAME LIFTED

Thoughts of suicide plagued Mrs Anthonia Nnenna Nwabiakam as she continued to battle with decades of bedwetting, a spiritual husband, financial hardship and marital problems. Thoughts of hopelessness and helplessness kept rearing their ugly heads and made her entire life utterly miserable. Mrs Nwabiakam would never have considered coming to The SCOAN but for her mother’s recent revival from a near-death state through the ministration of the Morning Water. Always under the impression that the miracles at the Arena of Liberty were fake, her view began to change as suddenly as her mother’s ill-health did.1

During the penultimate Monday’sservice, Mrs Nwabiakam hesitantly attended and was astonished when she came under the influence of the Holy Spirit at the Prayer Line. The spiritual husband tried to force her out of the presence of God at several points but the anointing would not give her breathing space. As the prayer continued, the evil spirit could not stand the firepower of the Holy Spirit and was cast out of her life forever.

In the presence of her sister and daughter, she testified that since her deliverance, all negative experiences in her life have stopped. She now sleeps freely and is filled with joy and inner peace. Thanking God for lifting a heavy burden out of her life, she advised people all over the world to stop listening to those who would discourage them from coming to Jesus for their deliverance.

 

FRUIT OF THE WOMB PACKAGED AND DELIVERED FROM HEAVEN

Years of trying to have a child left a frustrated and disappointed marriage in its wake. No doctor or specialist could pinpoint the cause of Mrs Natasha’s fruitlessness. Devastated, the young wife turned to Emmanuel TV and began to pray along with Prophet T.B. Joshua. One fateful day, Mrs Natasha complained to her doctor that she felt sick and after an ultrasound, was told that she was pregnant! Ecstatic, Mrs Natasha began to rejoice only to be silenced by the doctor’s follow up statement: there was a serious problem and the removal of the pregnancy along with one of her fallopian tubes was suggested and highly recommended.1

Weeping, Mrs Natasha left the doctor’s office and turned immediately to the counsel of her uncle. This was the same uncle who had previously introduced her to Emmanuel TV. After narrating her experience to him, he reminded her that distance was not a barrier for the move of the Holy Spirit. With his encouragement, she turned away from despair to Jesus Christ. At his suggestion, she placed her picture on the screen of Emmanuel TV as Prophet T.B. Joshua was praying and allowed Jesus do the rest. After prayer, she returned to the hospital and requested the doctor to check her pregnancy again. To the glory of God, the doctor cancelled his earlier prognosis and confirmed her pregnancy was perfectly healthy.

At the time of delivery, the doctor again recommended an operation as her cervix was too small. Once again, she called her uncle who asked her to pray along with the man of God on Emmanuel TV through the phone. In the end, she was delivered of a beautiful, bouncing baby girl. For the Haitian nationals living in Canada, it was Christ’s victory over the plans of the devil. Thanking God for the miracle, Natasha who recounted the embarrassment she faced as a childless woman had the following advice for people all over the world: “Wait on God; just believe and receive it”.

A YEAR OF WALKING WITH THE LORD

The SCOAN New Year service had all the qualities of a new beginning.

crowdSongs of joy echoed all through the auditorium as the choir led congregants in praising God and thanking Him for ushering them into a brand New Year with great expectations, dreams and aspirations. In his message to Christians all over the world,

 

 

prophet-t-b-joshuaProphet T.B. Joshua advised them to dream of walking with the Lord, adding, “No difficult circumstances or infirmities will stop you from the love of God. The more they come, the more your desire and determination for God!”

Describing the year 2017 as a wonderful one, the man of God said Christians will pray harder in spite of the attacks that would come their way. He also submitted that, the more the challenges, the more they would desire to serve God in Spirit and in truth because there would be blessings hidden in those challenges.

Continuing, the man of God urged Christians to soldier on and hold on to their goals and dreams irrespective of the magnitude of challenges that would come their way in the New Year: “When challenges come, remember your dream and your goal. Nothing should be compared to your goal and dream.” He also added that the voices of wailing, trouble and difficulty will be silenced. He concluded by emphasising on the vision that he had received from God for the new year: “A dream of walking with the Lord, a new dream for you.”

TESTIMONIES

OVARIAN CYST DESTROYED. ADDICTION TO PORNOGRAPHY LAID TO REST

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Mrs Blessing Dike was diagnosed with ovarian cyst and other pelvic anomalies. Faced with the stark reality of a surgery, she became depressed. In an escapist attempt to evade her worries, she dabbled into internet-surfing and ended up browsing and downloading pornography. Her escape from worries was always temporary. The emotional burden always returned as soon as she was done with watching pornography. Mrs Dike would ask God for forgiveness after watching those obscene videos. She couldn’t control the things that were happening to her. She also had nightmares and spiritual attacks to which her husband was a co-witness.

Towards the end of 2015 when Emmanuel TV was included in the DSTV/GOTV bouquet, Mr and Mrs Dike seized the opportunity to listen to the teachings of Prophet T.B. Joshua as well as the wonderful testimonies abounding at The SCOAN. According to Mrs Dike, the powerful teachings of the man of God ushered her into a whole new world ornamented by hope, faith and the joy of the Lord. She was convinced that God would take care of her worries as soon as she stepped her feet into the Arena of Liberty.

 

In January 2016, Mrs Dike and her husband visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water. The couple returned to their base and started ministering the Morning Water as they prayed along with the man of God on Emmanuel TV. Suddenly, the overwhelming pressure to watch pornography stopped. The same with all those nightmares and spiritual attacks. Feeling extremely excited, the couple agreed to revisit the hospital for another test on her pelvic region. After the test, the doctor confirmed that there was no problem with her ovary and pelvic region. The ovarian cyst that had reared its ugly head was destroyed by the power of God through the Morning Water. “Share your testimonies so that they could bless the lives of people who are still struggling,” she advised as she concluded her testimony.

HOLY SPIRIT RENDERS ARMED ROBBERS’ KNIFE USELESS

 

Mr Kolawole was away when two men and a woman visited his showroom to enquire about some furniture works. The three visitors who pretended to be customers eventually revealed their true identities and intentions. Mr Kolawole’s shop attendant, Miss Haneesah Ibrahim never had an inkling of their evil intention when they led her into her boss’ office only to tie her up legs-and-hands, demanding money and threatening to kill her if she resisted. Though they were able to lay their hands on some cash, they attempted to slaughter her by the throat but the knife failed. They tried the same thing on her belly but their sharpened steel became blunt and unable to penetrate. Frustrated, they resorted to the use of a screw driver to pierce her neck.

Mr Kolawole got the greatest shock of his life when he returned to find his shop attendant in a pool of her own blood. She was lifeless and the only thing he could do at that point was to minister the Morning Water on her. The anointing had an instant effect – the girl showed signs of revival by shaking her body after which she was conveyed to the hospital where she spent some days receiving medical attention. It was at the hospital that she narrated her ordeal in the hands of the unholy customers.

According to Mr Kolawole, he had always been in possession of the anointing materials in all areas of his life. The Good Morning Stickers adorn his business premises, including his office and showroom. Even his shop attendant, though a Muslim, had always used the Morning Water. He attributed the inability of the robbers to kill his shop attendant to the power of God in the Morning Water and Good Morning Sticker. He was visibly overwhelmed with the miracle as he testified in company of his family and the shop attendant. Thanking God for intervening and stopping the plan of the devil from materialising, Mr Kolawole advised people all over the world to hold on to God who can do all things through His servant, Prophet T.B. Joshua.

BOWEL AND LUNG CANCERS CRUSHED BY THE ANOINTING

She was diagnosed with rectal and lung tumours which were later confirmed to be cancerous. Mrs Isabell Formin was advised to undergo both chemotherapy and radiography. In spite of the conclusions of doctors, the Cameroonian living in the United Kingdom did not give in to fear. Even when the nurses urged her to order for a wig to mitigate the hair loss usually associated with chemotherapy, she insisted that she would not lose her hair and so it was, according to her belief. During a chance meeting with a woman whom she told about her problems, she was introduced to Prophet T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV.

The woman also went ahead to give her some drops of the Morning Water which she mixed with ordinary water. As she ministered it, she discovered that her waning strength improved. Not even the debilitating effects of chemotherapy and radiography combined could affect her. She was just indescribably strong and knew within her that the Morning Water was working wonders. Mrs Formin continued to minister the Morning Water on herself and on her children. She also watched Emmanuel TV without ceasing. Her faith grew in leaps and bounds to the extent that she once told her husband that, though she was healed, but coming to The SCOAN would make her healing complete and permanent.

Visiting The SCOAN in August 2016, Mrs Formin received prayers from Prophet T.B. Joshua at the Prayer Line. After her visit to The SCOAN, she returned to the UK and had an appointment with her doctors. After carrying out some check-ups on her, she was told that there were no tumours in both her rectum and lung. The cancerous growths disappeared. While undergoing another test to ascertain the state of her colon, Mrs Formin was anesthetized. As she was about to wake up from the induced sleep, she heard a voice shout, “You are healed!”. By the time she finally woke up, the doctors handed her the test result which showed that there was no problem whatsoever with her system.

Thanking God during her testimony last Sunday, Mrs Formin told congregants how she suffered from all sorts of dream attacks. According to her, strange people always came to sleep with her in the dream, leaving her sick when she woke up. She thanked God for intervening in her case through Emmanuel TV and the Morning Water. She advised people all over the world to have faith in God as there is nothing He cannot do. She also encouraged them to watch Emmanuel TV, adding that they shouldn’t mind whatever negative things people say about the man of God and his ministry.

DOUBLE RESTORATION FOR A JOBLESS COUPLE

Mrs Miriam Kwaw-Yankson had lost her job in May 2013. While she was lamenting the unfortunate development, she discovered she was pregnant. How to give herself the special attention needed by a pregnant woman coupled with her joblessness became a very heavy burden on her. Her husband could not help as he himself was also jobless. The family was indeed at a crossroad. All doors of help seemed closed as they battled with bad dreams. As they continued to hope for a change in their fortunes, Mr Kwaw-Yankson visited a friend and discovered Emmanuel TV.

Having witnessed the display of God’s power on the channel, the Ghanaian couple decided to install the cable in their home. As they watched Emmanuel TV and keyed into the prophetic declarations of the man of God, things started changing. Their dreams also changed. Sometimes, Mrs Kwaw-Yankson would be rescued by Prophet T.B Joshua whenever trouble brewed in her dreams. In 2014, God blessed Mr Kwaw-Yankson with a job. In May 2015, after praying with the man of God and ministering the Morning Water on her credentials, she was called to submit her CV by a friend. The submission of that CV eventually culminated in her employment as the Branch Manager of a firm.

Thanking God for restoring what the locust and cankerworm had eaten in their lives, Mrs Kwaw-Yankson also told congregants how they were blessed with a family car. According to her, God has blessed them so much so that they even give to charity as a sign of gratitude to God. She advised Christians and people all over the world to see whatever situations they may be passing through as opportunity to move to the next level.

YOKES OF BEDWETTING AND ALCOHOLISM BROKEN

For twenty-seven years, Mr Okundia Edosa was battling with the yoke of bedwetting. The problem brought a lot of shame to the young man. His movement became restricted as he could not visit friends and family easily. The few friends and family members he had put up with did not actually notice his problem as he would use water to wash off the urine from their mattresses. At a time, he got fed up and decided to live alone. It was at that juncture that he came across a friend who urged him to install the Emmanuel TV cable in his house.

After installing Emmanuel TV, he continued to pray along with Prophet T.B. Joshua and later decided to visit The SCOAN. Mr Edosa actually visited The SCOAN and received the Morning Water. One night, after ministering the Morning Water, he went to sleep and dreamt he was about to excuse his friends to go and urinate. But before he could start urinating, he heard a voice and felt that something hit him. As he woke up, he discovered he was in his room. Since that day, he has not wet the bed.

Thanking God last Sunday, the Nigerian from Edo State also testified to his deliverance from the yoke of drunkenness after over ten years of addiction to alcohol. According to him, he stopped drinking alcohol after he had ministered the Morning Water. Describing the Morning Water as fire, Mr Edosa advised people all over the world to continue serving God, adding that they should take the Morning Water as their working tool filled with the power of God.

THE PROMISE OF LIBERATION

The 2016 Christmas service at The SCOAN witnessed a blend of celebration and warfare. While congregants exuded illimitable joy on account evangelist-racineof the commemoration of the birth of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, they also used the occasion to unleash holy terror on the kingdom of darkness. The Mass Prayer shook the foundations of the satanical kingdom and caused commotion in the gates of hell. The intensity of the Mass Prayer also brought about deliverance, healing and liberation for those under the many different yokes of the devil. Congregants also made positive confessions of promotion, prosperity, sound health and career progress ahead of the approaching new year.

In his message, The Promise of Liberation, Evangelist Racine urged Christians to look onto Jesus whom the Father sent to liberate us from all the worries and burdens of the world. According to him, “He (Jesus) is the fulfilment of every God’s Word. He is a Light for direction and comfort. A glorious Light that will dispel every shade of darkness in our lives.”  He also assured them, using Biblical references, that their stolen joy would be restored through the coming of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

Urging them to repose their absolute trust in the Son of God, he added that they will never be overwhelmed by the oddities of this world: “When you trust in Jesus Christ, you will never be confounded in time or eternity.” Concluding, he urged Christians never to allow the devil remind them of their past, stressing that their past is over. He also encouraged them to rebuke the evil one by reminding him of his future failure: “When the devil comes to remind you of your past, remind him of his future failure.”

TESTIMONIES

HEALED BY HEAVEN, RECOGNISED BY THE UNITED NATIONS               

3-mr-mrs-ebenezer-first-quaoMr Ebenezer First-Quao’s decades-long service with the United Nations as an interpreter witnessed its own sad times. The Ghanaian would suddenly be hit by a nasty ailment that threatened his career. Each time he went to the restroom to ease himself, he came out weak. Visiting a specialist hospital in his Ethiopia base, he was diagnosed with severe haemorrhoids with thrombosis. The doctors had suggested the option of surgery but his wife would rather have the matter tabled before God; she encouraged her husband to visit The SCOAN, having become an ardent viewer of Emmanuel TV after some initial scepticism.

Visiting The SCOAN in 2009, exactly the same time when the late Ghanaian President, Atta-Mills held a thanksgiving at the church, Mr First-Quao received prayers from Prophet T.B. Joshua. During the prayer, he felt an unprecedented calmness all around him. That same evening, as he went to ease himself, he felt no more pain even as the blood stains that usually accompanied his visit to the restroom disappeared. Before he left The SCOAN, Mr First-Quao received the Morning Water. He subsequently visited his children in different countries across Europe and ministered it to them.

The entire First-Quao family received great and remarkable blessings thereafter. Apart from receiving academic and business breakthroughs, some of his children also received their citizenship in their various countries of residence in Europe. As for Mr First-Quao himself, he was recognised in retirement by former United Nations Secretary-General, Ban-Ki Moon with an award for an initiative he had spearheaded to assist victims of drought in Ethiopia. He was also blessed financially with a retirement benefit to the tune of five hundred thousand US dollars. He has invested the money into several building projects aside from buying his own house in Addis-Ababa.

According to his wife, during their testimony, coming across Emmanuel TV was the biggest breakthrough they had ever experienced in life. She also submitted that the teachings of Prophet T.B. Joshua have enabled her to discover practical Christianity.

 

STIFF NECK LOSES ITS STING

francis-ekene-1Having been diagnosed with a stiff neck due to cervical spondylosis, Mr Francis Ekene was advised to go for a corrective surgery but the Nigerian living in South Africa rejected the idea. Instead, he chose to seek the face of God rather than waste his money on an operation that was without any concrete guarantee. He eventually visited The SCOAN and proceeded to the Prayer Line.francis-ekene-2francis-ekene-3

After Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him, he noticed that he could turn his hitherto stiff neck. All the debility and excruciating pain that came with the stiff neck stopped. Thanking God during his testimony, Mr Ekene who has since returned to his work, observed that he can now sleep peacefully without discomfort. According to him, he now drives his car with ease. He advised people all over the world to put their trust in God.

 

TEN YEARS OF JOBLESSNESS COME TO A GLORIOUS END

For ten years, it was a sad experience of joblessness or at least, having to make do with odd jobs just to keep body and soul together. Sometimes, her daughter would have to intervene to save her from total financial annihilation. Mrs Christiana Abiye Rullich really needed God to bring her dire situation under His control. One of her concerned friends became the angel God used to change her situation. Her friend had learnt about the December 2016 Revival Service on Emmanuel TV and had informed Mrs Rullich about it. In a display of absolute faith, Mrs Rullich purchased her flight ticket and flew down to Nigeria. In her mind, the unending failure to secure a permanent job must succumb to the 5-christianapower of God.

During the Revival Service, Mrs Rullich received prayers from Prophet T.B. Joshua. She also received the Morning Water. After the prayers, she received a letter from Germany, notifying her of her employment for a permanent position which commences on January 2, 2017. Thanking God for the miracle, Mrs Rullich told congregants that the employment is her first permanent one in ten years. The new job comes with several securities including health insurance. She advised people going through her type of challenge to believe in God as the only real Helper.

 

DIFFICULTY IN WALKING BANISHED BY THE HOLY SPIRIT

Despite the fact that she is a nurse, Princess Caroline Ene could not help herself tackle the ailment that had befallen her. For two years, she suffered from difficulty in walking and had to resort to the use of a lumbar corset. The ailment made her unable to carry out domestic chores. Not even was she able to lift a bucket of water. All her quest for a solution ended in futility. The Nigerian residing in the United States of America had to make the over twelve-hour journey from God’s Own Country in order to attend the 2016 Revival Service at The SCOAN, Lagos, Nigeria in December.

Mrs Ene was at the Prayer Line where she received the anointed touch of Prophet T.B. Joshua. The power of God through His Prophet uprooted the cause of her problem and made her whole again. Demonstrating her new-found fitness, Mrs Ene urged people all over the world to believe in Jesus as He is the ultimate Healer.

 

SPIRIT HUSBAND IS BARRED AS MARRIAGE IS RESTORED

7-mr-mrs-maduekwe-1Mrs Maduekwe was born to a sangoma-practicing father and had grown up to find herself dreaming of taking over from him. Sometimes, she would dream about herself dressed as a princess. Her problems started after her father’s death when she refused to take over from him as a sangoma practitioner. The sangoma spirit forcefully possessed her and made her do many terrible things, especially in her marriage. Before she married her husband, they both enjoyed unmitigated peace until they got married. The love that bound them together soon took flight. Mrs Maduekwe became a terror. She would become uncontrollably angry and would threaten to injure her husband. Whenever her husband wanted some intimacy, his manhood would die unnaturally.

7-mr-mrs-maduekwe-2Mrs Maduakwe had terminated three of her pregnancies and almost lost her life in another attempt to abort a six-months-old pregnancy. She continued to live a violent life and eventually rekindled a relationship with her ex-boyfriend. She even told the young man that her husband was just a cousin. She continued to frolic with her ex-boyfriend as they would meet secretly without her husband having an inkling of their escapades. On his part, Mr Maduekwe also had extra-marital affairs because of his wife’s seeming frigidity. For fourteen years, the marriage hit the doldrums.

The couple visited The SCOAN and encountered the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshuaas he ministered prophecy to congregants. As soon as the prophet approached her, the spirit inside Mrs Maduekwe started manifesting. The man of God went on to 7-mr-mrs-maduekwe-3tell the couple that the cause of their marital woes was a spiritual husband that had been tormenting Mrs Maduekwe for a long time. The couple thereafter received their deliverance in the mighty name of Jesus. Since their deliverance, the couple have rediscovered the true love that was the hallmark of their early days as a married couple. Mrs Maduekwe urged people all over the world to know that God’s time is the best while her husband added that we should run to God in the face of every marital problem.