“Why? Why so soon? Heaven is our home. Why this time? Heaven is our reward. Why? Why this kind of death? Heaven knows. Heaven is our home. We long to be there. We long to be home. Heaven is our home.” – Sung by Kimmy Skota, Composed by T.B. Joshua
“Why? Why so soon? Heaven is our home. Why this time? Heaven is our reward. Why? Why this kind of death? Heaven knows. Heaven is our home. We long to be there. We long to be home. Heaven is our home.” – Sung by Kimmy Skota, Composed by T.B. Joshua
Mr Fidelis Magaya had a near brush with death through electrocution but experienced God’s Divine protection through the Anointing Water he had faithfully kept in his pocket ever since his visit to The SCOAN…
“Emmanuel! Truly, God is with us! I came to The SCOAN in December 2012 and at the end of my visit, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave me Anointing Water which I returned with to my country, Zimbabwe. From that day forward, every day I prayed and ministered my Anointing Water and carried it with me in my breast pocket wherever I was going.
“One day in the month of August, while at work, I took hold of a metal pole that was driven into the ground while my other hand was holding our packing machine that was running. I don’t know how it happened but I suddenly got my hand stuck to the packing machine that was running. Electricity pulsated through my whole body. My left hand that was holding the machine began stretching until it increased by nearly 10-15cm. I could not talk or shout.
“I could visibly the blue electric current running through my hands. It was as if my whole body was about to explode. I was stuck on the machine and the pole for more than 3 minutes. While being electrocuted, I initially could see my front but suddenly it was as if I left my body and was watching the scene from behind. It baffled me. I died at that moment and found myself going to a different place – not this world but another.
“As I was floating away from my body that was being electrocuted, I found myself in a cloud of mist. I was going peacefully when all of a sudden, as if in a flash, I found myself back on earth. The people I was working with later saw what happened and switched off the machine.
“That is how God saved my life through the medium of Anointing Water which was in my pocket at the time of this horrific incident which almost claimed my life. It is an experience in life I will never forget.
“God spoke two things to me through this – love everyone regardless of position in society and worldly possessions are vanity. I praise God for my salvation and ever remain grateful to God. Thank you, Prophet T.B. Joshua, for allowing yourself to be used by God. I love you!”
Mr Fidelis Magaya, Zimbabwe
Here is another faith-building testimony from Mr Wellington Nathaniels concerning the mighty power of God at work through the Anointing Water which saved his wife in the midst of the valley of the shadow of death…
“Emmanuel! I want to testify about how God saved my from a deadly scenario through the Anointing Water. This testimony has really strengthened my faith in the LORD!
“We went to my niece’s child confirmation ceremony on 11th May 2014, got back at about 10pm and went to bed at 11:30pm. Prior to this, everything was normal and my wife was not having any health complaints. At about 12:30, my wife frantically woke me up, saying that she could not come out from the bed to go to the toilet. At first, I thought it was a joke until I saw her rolling on the bed in agony.
“I said to myself, ‘Satan is a liar’ and helped her get on her feet, taking her to the toilet. She went back to the bedroom while I looked for a pain reliever in the cupboard. Suddenly, I heard a sound of someone slumping. I called out to my wife, ‘Baby, baby’ but there was no answer. I rushed back into the bedroom and upon opening the door, I saw my wife on the floor with her eyes turned and her mouth wide open. I shouted out, ‘Baby, what is it? What happened?’ No reply.
“I jumped toward her, carried her head in my hands and declared that she was not going anywhere. I knew God would not allow this to happen. At this point, she stopped breathing and her body went cold. I had lost her. I was about to dial the emergency line for an ambulance to come when a still small voice came to me and said, ‘Remember your Anointing Water’.
“I rushed to take it and prayed, ‘God of Prophet T.B. Joshua, bring back my wife! I don’t know how You will do it but I know You will do it! I have seen the testimonies of people who came back to life after ministering the Anointing Water on them, so God of Prophet T.B. Joshua You must bring back my wife!’ I ministered the Anointing Water on her mouth, eyes, ears and head. Immediately, she sneezed two times! Her eyes rolled back and life flowed back into her cold body!
“Moments later, she started to vomit. This lasted for 5-10 minutes before she regained herself completely and asked me to put on Emmanuel TV for her. From there, she slept off. When she woke up in the morning, I narrated the whole incident to her and she started crying. She had no idea that God had resurrected her from death through the Anointing Water! Emmanuel! Emmanuel!! Emmanuel!!! To GOD be the glory! Amen!”
What a God we have to worship; what a Son we have to praise; what a future lies before us!!!
MAINTAINING CHRISTIAN CHARACTER!
Satan had nowhere to run on Sunday as the Holy Spirit swept through the congregation, setting free those that were in bondage in a powerful move that affirmed The SCOAN as the arena of liberty. All souls that came weighed down by worries and demonic oppression went back cleansed, renewed and energized to reposition their stand in Christ Jesus. As the anointed servant of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua delivered a prayer of deliverance in the power of the Holy Ghost; even the most obstinate demons could not withstand the fire from above but to surrender their occupancy for the light to take over. The man of God taught a prophetic message on the need for maintaining a Christian character, saying nothing can maintain our position except character. Whatever we will become, he said, is not a big deal but maintaining whatever one becomes.
He taught, “In this case, we have a role to play.
It is not all up to God, certainly, it is not all up to you. Whatever you are waiting for; the miracle, the healing – you deserve it because God wants excellence for you. He loves you and is concerned about you. He does not want you to suffer. Your character will make you to be able to carry whatever fame, position you occupy. But if those things are bigger, too heavy for your character to carry, then, it is better not to be famous, wealthy and popular without character. Our character gives birth to our possession and God is in us in the person of character.”
The man of God then ministered to visitors at the prayer line where God manifested Himself through healings and deliverances. Many people were set free of various sicknesses and evil possession, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.
Earlier, Wise Man Harry preached a message of restoration titled: MODIFY YOUR MIND whose proof text was from 1 Corinthians 2:12-16.
He said, “In the mind of Christ there is no poverty, failure or sickness. Therefore, we must have the mind of Christ. When you have the mind of Christ, you become spiritually minded. When you are spiritually minded, you will never mind what people say about you. You will go on and on in the midst of strong opposition. I mean, you will stand the test of time, no matter the level of opposition.”
Scores of people lined up to testify to the glory of God for what He has done in their lives. Here are a selected few of the testimonies:
EIGHT MONTHS PREGNANT AFTER 11 YEARS OF BARRENNESS!
When Mrs Justina Chilambwe from Zambia got married to her husband 12 years ago, she eagerly looked forward to a fruitful marriage. Unfortunately, it was not to be. She could not bear a child and no one could offer solution. It became a big concern as days turned into months and years but with no fruit of the womb. People started to gossip and abuse her over her predicament and soon the situation became a crisis. It was no longer a marriage of joy for them. It was one filled with tears. Mrs Chilambwe began to visit hospitals where they conducted tests but could find no problem with her. Actually, they told her she was fertile. Everyone was confused. Out of desperation, she started visiting herbalists where she was made to drink various concoctions but still nothing worked out.
She was so depressed that she started to toy with the idea of committing suicide. One day, she was told of Emmanuel TV which she encouraged her husband to install in the house. As she watched the testimonies of people who were once in her own predicament but now holding babies in their hands after prayer, she got excited and began to believe that her solution lied with God somewhere in Lagos, Nigeria. When she eventually received the Anointing Water and the Anointing Sticker through a pastor who frequently visited The SCOAN, she became the happiest person. She prayed and ministered it on herself, asking God to give her children – believing that barrenness was not her portion. She placed the sticker on her abdomen upon which she started to vomit strange substances. The very month she ministered the Anointing Water, she became pregnant, and the pregnancy is now eight months as she looks forward to a greater testimony when the baby will be finally delivered.
ADDICTION TO ALCOHOL & DRUGS ABUSE BROKEN!
Mr Mbaliso Mbambe from South Africa was under heavy bondage that threatened to break his once happy home. He was addicted to alcohol and the smoking of cigarettes and hard stuffs such as cocaine, for ten years. This made him to sleep out of his matrimonial home and womanize. This gave him the spirit of anger and he became so violent that he often fought his wife. He knew this was a big problem and he certainly loved his wife. To add salt to the already festering wound, his business was failing and the little money it gave him, he spent on drug abuse. They visited churches and fasted but all in vain. The more they prayed, the nastier the urge became. Right from fasting, he would go to beer parlours, mixing up with bad friends all over again. Together, they would chain-smoke and abuse drugs. At one point, he was arrested because of the same problem during which he stayed under police custody for seven days. It was not until a friend helped him install Emmanuel TV in their house where they watched powerful testimonies of people who had been set free from similar enslavement that he saw the light.
The moment he received his own Anointing Water through a friend who had been to The SCOAN, he knew his problems were over. He prayed and ministered it on himself, in Jesus’ name. Immediately, he felt a stomach upset and he vomited poisonous substances. Since then, the idea of taking alcohol and smoking repulsed him. He read the Word of God frequently and always prayed to God to help him maintain the newly found peace. Not long after, his finances picked up and his business which had been suffering stagnation was also set free and he started receiving contracts. His wife testified how the blood of Jesus Christ has restored affection in their marriage and brought breakthrough in their finances through her husband’s deliverance. Praise God!
MIRACLE BABY WHO DEFIED ALL ODDS!
Mrs Faith Dimkpa and her family came with an extraordinary testimony. She had the problem of an overdue pregnancy and was experiencing evil attacks. When she was close to her delivery, the doctor said the baby was in breech presentation and they gave her only five days before she would have to be operated because her placenta was ruptured. She decided to rush to The SCOAN and was placed on the prayer line where the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, prayed for her. Immediately, labour started and she went back to the same hospital. To the glory of God, she delivered her baby safely without operation. The doctors described it as a miracle. It was a medical impossibility but a possibility by God. She and her husband came on Sunday with their baby as a testimony of God’s power.
LECTURER’S SHOCK PROMOTIONS AFTER 26 YEARS OF STAGNATION!
It was all doom and gloom for Engineer Chris Onuegbu. For 29 years, working for one of the tertiary institutions in Nigeria, he only experienced promotion once in 26 years. It was one of the most frustrating setbacks. His last promotion was in 1994. He felt downcast and depressed as he watched others, less experienced and younger than him, cruise above him in ranks. It weighed heavily on him and always wondered why only him. It was not until 2011 when he discovered Emmanuel TV that his life changed. He started praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua and the same year, he had the first breakthrough. He was able to complete his Masters degree that same year. This is a degree he had pursued for years but failed to accomplish. In 2012, the long awaited promotion came and he was made a senior lecturer. That is not all. He was the same year appointed Head of his department and later dean of faculty. As if this was not sufficient, he was appointed as director of one of the Institution’s campuses. He was also chosen to represent his institution at an international conference in India!
Meanwhile, his son, Akachukwu had been suffering from sickle cell anemia from birth.
He had no medical chance to come over it until he brought him to The SCOAN after several frustrating medical applications. The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, prayed for him and he received his healing. Now his genotype has changed from SS to AA. That aside, the boy whose academic performances had once dropped to the lowest ebbs, is now one of the leading academic lights in his class. Their faces, radiant with joy and happiness; father and son came to share the awesome breakthroughs they have received in Christ Jesus.
NO LONGER CONDEMNED!
Before Mrs Ebak came to The SCOAN sometime this year; she was the saddest and most depressed woman in the world. Her husband, a mobile police officer, was in police custody charged with murder. He was accused of killing a senior police officer. If the husband was found guilty, he would spend the rest of his life behind the cold walls of a police cell, away from his wife and two children. What happened was that her husband had gone to the northern state of Nigeria when the alleged police officer was said to have been shot. However, there was no evidence that Mr Ebak was the one responsible. He was being wrongly held.
Behold, when she came to The SCOAN, she received her breakthrough through a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua who mentioned the issue, saying, “Where is your husband? You are lonely and your house is scattered.”
Later in the Prophet’s office, she received the Anointing Water and another word of prophecy that as soon as the Anointing Water reached her husband, he would be released. She handed the Anointing Water, together with a letter explaining the words of prophecy she had received, to a brother who was to take them to her husband at the state where he was imprisoned. While the brother was still contemplating how he would get to the state considering the danger the route imposed, he saw the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua in his dream.
The man of God gave him his Bible and said, “Hold my Bible, I will be ahead of you”. By the time he woke up, he was confident to embark on the journey. He readily took the Anointing Water and letter to Mr Ebak in prison. Miraculously, the following day after Mr Ebak had ministered the Anointing Water, his file that had been missing was found. His case was then taken to court where he was charged for an offence that warranted life imprisonment. The next time his case came up in the court, he prayed and ministered the Anointing Water again and all those who had falsely testified against him became speechless. He was soon discharged and acquitted for lack of evidence. Not only that, he was reinstated back to his job.
CHAIN OF CAPTIVITY BROKEN
Having no job to provide for his needs, Mr James Gba started to browse the internet in search of one but what he got at the end was not what he bargained for. During the period of browsing the internet for a job, he received an email with a link. Upon viewing the site, he discovered it was a pornographic link and he became addicted to pornography. That was the beginning of more misfortune for Mr Gba. He began to experience nightmares and his body became weak. Everything went down. He wanted to quit the bad habit but he could not master it. While in this predicament, a friend introduced him to The SCOAN. Later, he obtained the Anointing Water which he ministered in Jesus’ name. Immediately, his addiction to pornography was broken. Two days later, he received a call from an organization he had once applied to. He was offered a job. Shortly after this, he got another job offer from a bigger organization. Now a well-employed man, he has been able to procure a piece of land, pay his children’s school fees and live a happy life free of pornography. He advised people to be careful what they do on internet so they don’t fall into a trap as he did!
JUST A TAP! CHRONIC NECK PAIN GONE
South African national, Mrs Motlalepule Zulu woke up one morning with a pricking sensation in her shoulder and arm. It felt as if someone was pricking needles into her flesh. It felt terrible and she went to see the doctor but they could not diagnose any cause. The pain radiated to her neck and she was given a neck collar. If she dared to sleep without wearing it, she would wake up with a very severe headache. Her body was always heavy and sore. This affected her job and she decided to come to The SCOAN where she was prayed for by Prophet T.B. Joshua.
With just a tap from the man of God, she fell to the ground and she received her instant healing. When she went to sleep later, she woke up in the middle of the night and to her surprise, she did not experience those pains again. She thanked God for healing her and for setting her free from her sickness. To prove her complete healing, she turned around her head and tossed away the neck collar!
The service closed with the ministration of the New Anointing Water where many more people were rescued from evil captivities.
Here is the miraculous testimony of Mr. Nicolas Mohlala who received an incredible healing through praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV! Indeed, distance is not a barrier to the Holy Spirit!
“For those of you who think the age of miracles has passed, you are lost! I have a testimony to share as God has added another year to my life. It is for the glory of God that I give this testimony. For those of you who know about my car accident that happened on 2nd April, you will agree with me on this.
“It was a terrible one! When I got to the hospital, my feet were swollen and an x-ray revealed that my two calcareous bones (in the heel) were broken beyond repair. My lateral hub, nose and mouth were severely damaged as well. I couldn’t even breathe properly!
“Later a woman who is a mother to my friend came in as she was there to visit the husband. She offered a prayer for me and ministered the Anointing Water she received from Prophet T.B. Joshua. I immediately felt better and they later removed the breathing mask from me.
“The Doctors were afraid to carry out an operation because they said the area affected was a complex structure of many bones joined together. They waited until the swelling reduced and then booked me for an operation. Even if I had the operation, I was told it would take me over six months sitting on the wheelchair before recovery. I prayed that God would somehow make a way for me not to be operated upon.
“The next morning, the doctors came and told me they cancelled the operation! I was rejoicing inside me knowing that God has answered my prayer. After two weeks I was discharged and given moon boots and crutches to go home. I could not even stand off my hospital bed because the pain was so severe. I used a wheelchair just to get to the car that took me home.
“It remained difficult for a week at home until one fateful Saturday when I was watching the Emmanuel TV Live Service from The SCOAN. There was a young lady with a similar problem to mine who was at the prayer line. I crawled to the TV to touch the screen as crawling was the quickest way I could move at that time!
“With faith, I touched the screen of Emmanuel TV and prayed along with the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, when he prayed for the lady. When he said, “Amen”, I said, “Amen” too! Immediately a force and strength entered me. I stood and walked down the passage praising God and shouting. My mum came running in and was shocked to see me walking and she rejoiced with me in tears.
“People of God, that is how I have been able to walk freely without the crutches ever since that day. You have to understand that I could not walk an inch even with one crutch before this miracle. I went to visit my friend that day and he asked me where my crutches were. I laughed and shared the wonderful testimony with him. Praise God!
“Brethren, God is alive and Jesus has risen from the dead. He is alive today. By His spirit, he can be anywhere, at anytime. No matter the problem you may be facing, don’t run away from God but run to Him. He will see you through. Glory be to God!”
The following testimony comes from a Ghanaian whose faith was put to the test when her young son inexplicably lost consciousness while in hospital for a seemingly routine treatment. Declared clinically dead after several frantic attempts at resuscitation, an Anointing Sticker was suddenly brought by a random onlooker of the tragedy…
“Emmanuel! My name is Loritta Obison and i live in Ghana.I want to thank God for what He did for me through the medium of the Anointing Sticker and praying with Prophet T.B Joshua on Emmanuel TV.
“When my four-month old baby suddenly became ill, I decided to take him to the hospital. The doctor sent us to do a test which revealed that my baby had malaria and we were admitted accordingly. At this time, my baby was not in a critical condition. He was even playing with me and laughing. However, as soon as we got into the room in the hospital where my baby was to be treated, he suddenly turned white and could not move again. In fact, he passed out!
“His tongue and eyes turned white and then he became stiff. Doctors tried to resuscitate him but there was no way. They quickly brought out oxygen and put it on his nose. After further efforts, the doctor turned to me and shook his head. He said my baby was ‘blue’, which is a medical term for a dead baby. Upon seeing this, I burst into tears and began calling on the God of T.B Joshua to come and rescue my son. A woman who was in the same ward and saw me playing with my son outside before the sudden tragedy happened immediately brought out something from her bag upon hearing my desperate prayer and rushed toward me. It was an Anointing Sticker from The SCOAN!!!
“She placed it on my baby’s forehead. What followed next was MIRACULOUS! Colour started flushing back into his cold, blue face. Moments later, his eyes opened and consciousness was regained! He came back to life in that glorious moment! This was a baby that still had an oxygen mask fixed on his face. The doctor had inserted it into his nose for more than 15 minutes without any signs of life but as soon as the Anointing Sticker was placed on him, life returned! After more checks from the astonished doctors, we were finally discharged from the hospital. The miracle amazed everyone there and they glorified the Lord with us. I thank God for not allowing me to leave the hospital with the corpse of my baby but a healthy boy!
“I also have a testimony about Emmanuel TV. I am a graduate who never worked with her certificate since graduation 10 years ago. However, on Sunday, I prayed along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV where he said: “I release you from a life of hardship! I release you from a life of failure!” The next day on Monday, I received a call from a big financial institution in Ghana inviting me for a job interview where 250 applicants from all over Ghana were interviewed. Only 12 people were selected and I happened to be one of them. I was offered the position of “Head of Marketing” with a very beautiful salary package, a car and other incentives. Only the God of SCOAN can do this! To God be the glory. Emmanuel!!!
Loritta Obison, Ghana
Here is the uplifting testimony of a retired army general and traditional ruler in Ghana who was set free from the scourge of asthma, which had afflicted him for 41 long, painful years, after ministering the Anointing Water he received at The SCOAN.
“My name is Chief Joseph Searyoh. I’m a traditional chief and also a retired army general. I have suffered from the dreadful disease of asthma for 41 years. The asthma really tormented my life, especially when I was growing up. I was allergic to humidity and especially had asthma attacks during the season when flowers produce pollen grains. Because of this sickness, I could not do any strenuous jobs. I also could not ride horses, which used to be my favorite hobby which I loved so much.
“I visited SCOAN Lagos in July 2012 where I was privileged to receive the Anointing Water from Prophet T.B. Joshua. After returning to Ghana, one night I was severely attacked by the disease when I was about to sleep. I prayed, ministered the Anointing Water and I had INSTANT RELIEF. Boosted in faith, I continued to pray and minister the Anointing Water and ever since then, I have been COMPLETELY HEALED from asthma. I threw away the ventolin inhaler I used previously and began to do all those things I previously couldn’t do.
“I can confidently say that Jesus has healed me and set me free from this dreadful and embarrassing disease. Praise Jesus for His wonderful mercies! Discovering The SCOAN has changed my life for good. I promise I will live for Jesus the rest of my life and I am desirous to spread the Gospel in my region, believing that all will come to the saving grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
Chief Joseph Searyoh, Ghana