It was another glorious service at The Synagogue Church of All Nations on the 27th of June, 2010. No doubt, the events that took place will continue to linger on in the minds of both the participants and millions of viewers all over the world. It was not a day to be missed as many remained glued to their seats and the screens of their TV set as there was so much expectation in the air and no one was ready to receive second-hand information.
Prophet T.B. Joshua commenced the service with a short message in which he asked the question: What do you have? What item do you own? Continuing his message, he said that everything we have is actually only being borrowed from God. Therefore, all we are doing is giving back what we have been given from His generous hands. He then enjoined all and sundry to love their neighbour as themselves even though their neighbour could be their enemy, those who do not share the same faith with them – they are to love them all, as love is the greatest virtue. He further said that we need to forgive because we need to be forgiven. After this faith lifting message, Prophet TB Joshua invited one of the wise men to deliver the day’s sermon.
The sermon titled – Worship God in Spirit and in truth, was delivered by the wise man, Christopher. In his message, he directed all to the Book of John 4:1-end charging all to take note of Vs 19-24. Verse 24 says: “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth”. The wise man stated further that the Holy Spirit is the best influence and Christians are commanded to walk in the spirit. The best antidote against the poison of sin is to walk in the spirit, he added. He went further to say that if we do not worship God, who is a Spirit, in the spirit, we miss the end of worship. Ending his message, the wise man said that every part of our worship must be guided and regulated by the Word of God. We must worship God with fixedness of thought and a flame of affection. We should bring all our affection and desire to the throne of God.
27th January, 2010 is a day Mrs Bona Helen from Cameroon will live to remember- the day that five years of anguish and sorrow was abruptly brought to an end. As the shouts of ‘I can now walk’ filled the air, one could not but notice the sigh of great relief on the face of Bona’s husband. He could not believe his eyes as a while ago, his wife was seated helplessly in a car because she could not walk due to degeneration of the lumbar spine and had been booked for an operation. She was also suffering from diabetes. This turn of event in Bona’s life took place at the prayer line section of the church. As one of the wise men was praying for the people, Bona’s husband in a loud voice said, ‘Man of God, my wife cannot walk’. As the wise man prayed for Bona, her bones soon received strength and she rose to her feet and began to walk, unaided. What a moment of joy this was for Bona as she walked majestically for the first time in five years amidst the shouts of praise from members of the congregation. This is just one out of many spectacular events that happened during the prayer line session.
As the healing was taking place, words of prophecy were also given to some people to expose the root cause of their problems. There was a case of a couple, Mr & Mrs John Oyadongha from Bayelsa state in Nigeria. They were in the long row of people at the prayer line. Just before the wise man got to them, the wife was seen shaking vigorously and later fell to the ground. The wise man then went on to prophesy to the husband that there was a man that always came to fight him in the dream. He then assured him that once the wife was delivered from the spirit husband, everything will be over. As Mrs Oyadongha underwent deliverance in the power of the Holy Spirit, she kept rolling on the floor and screaming at the top of her voice, as she certainly was not at ease with herself. Then suddenly, she became calm as the evil spirit left her. Standing up from the ground, she went to where her husband was standing and they gave each other a hug as years of torture from the spiritual husband is finally over. They had come with the problem of barrenness, low sperm count and nightmares. The wise man then gave them words of prophecy that they would come back with a testimony of a bouncing baby.
There were other powerful deliverances that took place during the prayer line session. Indeed, there was no hiding place for the forces of darkness as they were all exposed. As a woman was undergoing deliverance, the evil spirit in her kept saying, ‘I will not leave her’. The wise man said she was wedded spiritually. ‘She is my wife, I will not leave her’, cried the evil spirit in her. However, the fact remains that satan is powerless in the face of God’s armour and power. Suddenly, the woman became calm as she was declared free by the wise man.
Prophet TB Joshua rounded off the first service with a mass prayer. Through the power of the Holy Spirit, he commanded all spirits that were not of Jesus out and immediately, they came rolling out. Prophet TB Joshua also gave powerful prophetic messages one of which concerned a family in the church. According to the man of God, satan had disorganised this family, bringing disunity into it. He further said that he could see an object somewhere outside the church premises and it contained 21 needle-like objects around it. In confirmation of the prophecy, a woman came forward, followed by her husband.
The couple, Mr & Mrs Lawson Ayeni, were then instructed by the man of God to go and bring the object. Minutes later, they came in with the object, accompanied by the husband’s mother as well as the wife’s mother. Explaining how they came about the fetish substance, the husband said he found it in the bed drawer but did not know how it got there. The wife on her own part said she found the object earlier in the bedroom, while doing the house cleaning and had intended to enquire from her husband how it came into the house but she forgot until the husband discovered it too. This strange occurrence brought about disunity between the couple, disorganising the whole family. The man of God said the charm was meant to destroy the womb. He however, declared that the fetish substance was neither from the husband nor from the wife. He then assured them that the whole misery would be unravelled. To this effect, Prophet TB Joshua said he would like to meet with the whole family.
The second service began with the confession of Mr. Steven, a witch doctor from Cameroon who was exposed close to the end of the first service. The man of God said the witch doctor’s wife was at the point of death. In confirmation, the witch doctor said his wife was terribly sick and had severe itching of the body. On his own part, he said his stomach was terribly hot. The man of God however said he would be set free from this problem after which he would go back to his country and bring his wife and children. Not only that, he would also bring along the whole association of witch doctors that he was involved with. Prophet TB Joshua went on to pray for him and immediately, the stomach problem left him.
Words are not enough to describe the miraculous happenings in this service. They were indeed amazing. We look forward to more of such exciting events in the next Sunday service which will be broadcast live from The SCOAN in Lagos, Nigeria.