THE NEED FOR CHRIST’S ENABLEMENTNovember 20, 2013
What a Rewarder the Lord is for those who faithfully worship Him in Spirit and in truth! As is always the case, last weekend The SCOAN Live Sunday Service demonstrated the greatness of God through the power of the Holy Spirit, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. People came from all over the world to witness the might of God in action and went back with no doubt that God is the same yesterday, today and forever as God’s awesome power which was called onto the scene with faith, resulting in healings, deliverances and prophesies ministered both in the auditorium and at the Prayer Line through Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Wise Men.
The man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua, prepared the hearts of the congregants for the movement of God’s power by teaching with authority on the subject of ‘FAITH’, saying faith must first be in the heart before there can be an acceptable confession. Drawing people’s attention to the book of Hebrews 11: 6 as the proof text, he said unless one has faith in the heart, calling upon the name Jesus is in vain. Said the prophet, “The word of faith is in two places: in our heart to believe and in our mouth to confess. This means that confession is part of salvation just as believing is part of salvation. Faith must therefore first be in the heart before there can be an acceptable confession.” He said this was the reason why some will call upon the name of the Lord and nothing would happen and yet others call the same name and wonders and miracles, such as healing and deliverance occur.
Wise Man Daniel also mounted the altar and preached on the topic, THE NEED FOR CHRIST’S ENABLEMENT. His proof text was from the book of Luke 9:1-2 which talks about Jesus’ sending of the 12 disciples with power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases, and to proclaim the kingdom of God and heal the sick.
He said just as Christ Jesus empowered His disciples to change situations – to heal, to deliver, to bless and to save the world, He still empowers His true disciples today and that such empowerment is for whosoever wills or desires because to Christ Jesus, what is important is the ability to register one’s genuine willingness to receive of Him.
Again, the service was highlighted by the amazing and heart-touching testimonies that are synonymous with God’s living churches. Many people came forward to testify at The SCOAN to the glory of God. Below, are a few of the testimonies.
PROPHECY BREAKS STUBBORN ADDICTIONS TO SMOKING AND DRINKING ALCOHOL
What cunning and poisonous serpent, yet utter loser, the devil is! He plants a field of land mines and covers them with roses for unsuspecting souls to step on. Such was the case with Mrs Sandra Shaw from Ghana who, over a decade ago, stepped into a booby trap of drinking alcohol and smoking, a lifestyle that ruined her life and destroyed her family.
Last Sunday, Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied to her that she was addicted to alcohol and had in the course, been abused. Confirming the prophecy, she said apart from being abused by people after drinking herself to stupor, she would drive under
the influence, often waking up to find herself curiously parked on the side of the road with all of her valuables missing from her bag and car. In six years, she had eight terrible accidents. She drank and smoked every single day, felt sadness and hatred towards her husband and children on a regular basis At one point her husband, a foreigner to Nigeria, threatened with divorce because while drunk, she would call her husband’s employers and threaten to kill them, resulting
in her husband losing his job.
Since her deliverance, one week ago, she has found the thought, appearance and smell of alcohol and cigarettes to be disgusting to her. That urge has been replaced with love for her family and peace in her heart. Mr Shaw described the 12 years of her addiction as hell, saying she had destroyed all the property in the house and was not a good mother. “But everything has changed since she was prayed for. We are a happy family. She no longer snaps at the children and they feel happy around her now,” said Mr Shaw, to the glory of God and shame of the devil.
ANOINTING WATER ROOTS OUT MULTIPLE FIBROIDS
Heal me, oh Lord and I will be healed indeed! So, it has been for Ms Senait Mesfin, an Ethiopian living in Sweden. For 40 years she had been suffering from multiple fibroids. In 2010 she went for an operation but because of excessive bleeding, they had to stop the operation. One day, in search of divine solution, she went on YouTube to look for Christian channels that would speak to her heart and soul. She came across Emmanuel TV where she discovered Prophet T.B. Joshua. She was soon hooked to his teachings and became amazed at the miracles God was manifesting through His anointed servant. She started to pray with him by touching the screen of her laptop. She later asked for and received the Anointing Water and Anointing Sticker from a friend of hers. She continued praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on YouTube and ministering the Anointing Water as she waited for a previously scheduled operation which would have seen her womb removed. Upon arriving at the same hospital for an ultra sound, behold, the doctors’ state-of-the-art machines could not detect any fibroid. Said the now-free and jovial woman, “When the doctors asked me where the fibroids had gone, I told them that Jesus had operated on me!”
She later went for a second opinion at another university hospital and truly, when Jesus heals, He heals effectually; He heals completely. The doctors confirmed the miracles that Jesus had done in her life and told her that as she had no fibroids, she had no need for an operation. To God be the glory!
SICKLE CELL FLUSHED OUT, FOR GOOD!
Little seven years-old Wisdom Odion has all the reason to smile and thank God for his life. From birth, he was always sick. After a medical examination, he was diagnosed to have Sickle Cell Anaemia. He began taking medication but the sickness remained. He cried most of the time and was taken from one hospital to another, looking for a solution and a relief. He could not play with his friends and his education suffered.
Often, he was unable to sit for examinations because the pain would be too much for him to bear. His father was then referred to The SCOAN where he came to receive the Anointing Water. He prayed that God would flush out the Sickle Cell Anaemia through the blood of Jesus Christ and he ministered the Anointing Water to his son. Throughout the next few days, he monitored the condition with his son. He saw that he developed more strength, was able to play with the neighbourhood children and stopped complaining of pain. After some time, they went back to the hospital for a check up. To his great relief and joy, his son was diagnosed to be completely free from Sickle Cell Anaemia. The little boy testified that he is now perfectly healed, is attending school without any problems and can even play football – after receiving prayer with the Anointing Water!
BRICKLAYER BREAKS THROUGH
Mr Sunday Clement, a bricklayer from Benin Republic, came to settle in Nigeria in 1985. He had hoped for a new lease of life, to make money and take care of his family. That was not how it turned out. Upon arrival, earning money to feed his family or to pay school fees became impossible. He didn’t even have the money for his son to finish his university education and the young man later dropped out. Last year,
someone invited him to The SCOAN and as he came, he had the opportunity to receive the Anointing Water. He ministered the medium in Jesus’ name and, suddenly, everything changed. People from different regions started calling him for work and a once idle man became a highly sought after bricklayer. Now he has money enough to care for his family and to live his life comfortably. “Look at me; am I dressed like any other bricklayer? I also have a car, an automatic Nissan Altima,” he said to the glory of God, car keys dangling in his right hand!
MOTHER OF MIRACLES! STRUGGLING WOMAN OPENS BIGGEST SHOP
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you…” How true the Scripture has proven itself in the life of South African, Ms Maza Soprano! Unwilling to watch her business continue to plunge to the bottomless pit of bankruptcy, she knocked on the right door and the blessing of Heaven was opened to her.
A once successful businesswoman, she testified that at a time, her businesses collapsed and she lost everything she had worked for. She became terribly poor and was not able to provide for herself any longer. She came to believe suicide was her only option until she encountered Emmanuel TV. After imploring people to finance her trip to
The SCOAN so that she could receive the Anointing Water, kind friends assisted her and she returned with the Anointing Water and newfound faith in Christ’s mercy. After ministering the Anointing Water in prayer, she slept and had a dream in which Prophet T.B. Joshua visited her and put money into her wallet. “They were all (US) dollars and I cried with joy and woke up laughing,” she said.
Immediately after that dream, her business took a swift turn and she now owns one of the biggest shops in South Africa, stocked full of goods. She was also able to purchase two brand new expensive cars, one of which she gave as gift to her sister. She is currently working on opening a second department store in another city, Durban.
FRUIT OF THE WOMB THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Mr and Mrs Ude from Imo State came to The SCOAN to share their wonderful testimony of what God Almighty has done in their lives and in their marriage through the medium of the Anointing Water. They had been married for a long time but could not have a child. Mrs Ude later became pregnant but had a still birth. After the experience, she started complaining of persistent stomach pain. When they went to the hospital, the doctors ran tests and the results showed that she was having fibroids. The fibroid had caused complications during her first pregnancy, which resulted to the death of their baby. The doctors told them that she would not be able to conceive again until the fibroid was removed and that the only solution was to undergo an operation. They did not want to go for the operation because of the terrible things that could result from it. They came to The SCOAN and received the Anointing Water. They ministered the Anointing Water, in Jesus’ name and today, she is pregnant! Mrs Ude is no longer suffering from fibroids and the happy couple awaits the birth of their baby!
4.3 KG BABY DELIVERED NATURALLY THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Pastor Nicky Agyepong from Ghana could not hide his joy when he testified how God had made it possible for his wife to deliver normally a 4.3 kilogramme baby, contrary to doctors’ prognosis. The pastor is a believer in the Anointing Water as a medium through which God delivers His people. He therefore had the Anointing Water in his home when his wife’s labour started.
They went to the hospital and were told that the baby was too big to be delivered naturally. Mrs Agyepong stayed in labour for three hours but could not deliver. The doctors wanted to perform an operation but at that point, Pastor Agyepong remembered the Anointing Water. He sprayed it onto a face towel and dabbed it on his wife’s face with a prayer in the name of Jesus. It only took 15 minutes after that prayer for the baby to come out naturally, weighing 4.3 kilograms! Rejoicing in the Lord, he showed the photo of his beautiful baby, to the glory of God!
SLEEP APNEA DEMOLISHED
Mr Eddie Jakpor, a Nigerian living in Sweden, was suffering from sleep apnea, a type of sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing in which he would stop breathing up to four times each night. His condition was so critical that doctors told him he would die if he did not use a machine every night to ensure his breathing. Every morning, he would wake feeling exhausted and it became difficult for him to go to work. He had to take the machine with him anywhere he went so his travelling was hindered. The father of two could not look after his children well. His cousin introduced him to Emmanuel TV and The SCOAN videos on YouTube. At first, he did not believe that the healing and miracles he saw were genuine but became convinced after watching one testimony after another. His faith was lifted to another level and he came to The SCOAN last Thursday morning to attend the prayer line. Immediately Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him, his sickness left him. He felt freedom in his system and that night, the first of many, he slept peacefully without the breathing machine! He testified that he is now breathing freely and glorified God by telling the world that Jesus is the great Physician and that He is the One who healed him. “I was paying 10 euros per month for the breathing machine. I got my healing for free. Seek your solution from Jesus; He is alive!” He said.
PLUGGED! BEDWETTING STOPPED
Mrs Perpetua Agwu came to The SCOAN for deliverance on the advice of her family. For several agonising years she had suffered from the
stigma of bedwetting. This affliction would come each time she dreamt of a someone coming to sleep with her in her dreams. During last Sunday’s service, Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied that there was a woman there who was bedwetting. Ashamed, she refused to answer the prophet’s call until her husband, who was watching Emmanuel TV at home, called her phone and told her the prophecy was for her and that she should go out to confirm the prophecy or not come back home. She quickly jumped up and went to meet the prophet. Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for her and God manifested His power through just a sound, ‘kye’ uttered from the prophet’s lips. She fell down and was delivered instantly. Since that time, she said the nightmares ended and she no longer bedwets! She has been free for over one week, sleeping freely in the glory of God!
Commenting on the problem of bedwetting Mrs Agwu faced, Prophet T.B. Joshua stated, that you are sick does not make you an unbeliever, that you are facing challenges does not make you an unbeliever. He stated that many Christians, believers and even pastors, when facing challenges, sickness, depression, feel that God does not hear them – however, that you are having a challenge does not make you are an unbeliever. A man may be sick and yet be a friend of God. A man may face depression yet be a candidate of Heaven.
The wise men then came to the auditorium and closed out the service by ministering deliverance to the thousands who were in attendance, through the amazing power of the Holy Spirit. They were delivered; Jesus is the Deliverer! To God be the glory!