CHRISTMAS…A SEASON TO FORGIVE
Hope To Mankind
In the joyous spirit of Christmas, Wise Man Daniel encouraged all present (including the viewers) to greet their neighbour “Happy Christmas” in honour of the birth of the Saviour. “Happy Christmas! Jesus Christ is the reason for the season! Love was born at Christmas. This child born at Christmas our eternal hope became the son of God, in whom God invested much honour and power so that we might be happy in His presence.” And judging by the smiles on their faces, the congregants were indeed happy to be in the presence of The Ancient of Days – the Saviour of the world – Jesus Christ! Wise Man Daniel encouraged all to let their minds rise and seek the things that are above because as a Christian whose life comes from Christ we are from above and at all times should long to be there. In his message titled, Hope To Mankind, Wise man Daniel emphasised that as love’s products – the sons and daughters of love, we should act love, do love, follow in the light of love and let love lead. He concluded, “As we go about celebrating the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ – let us see it as an opportunity to love our neighbours as ourselves, forgive those who offended us and share what we have with others. Love and be loved; forgive and be forgiven; show kindness and receive kindness. This is the reason for the Christmas”. T.B. Joshua also echoed the importance of love stating that where the love of God dwells in a man, there is healing, deliverance and redemption and encouraged all who wanted to receive from God, to get into His Word.“Make sure your heart is in perfect fellowship with this living Word. In It, there is healing, salvation and redemption”, he said.
A Murderer Receives Forgiveness
A clear demonstration of God’s love was clearly evident in the case of Captain Godwin Amorighoye Kumani who was present with his family. During the Monday newcomer’s service, the previous week T.B. Joshua had given him a prophecy that he (Captain Godwin) was a murderer and that he had poured petrol on one of his children.
He had confirmed the prophecy to be true. Captain Godwin confessed that after his son had confessed to him that he had initiated his siblings (Captain Godwin’s other children), he then tied him up, poured petrol on him and with Captain Godwin’s ‘seal of approval’, another relative (a cousin) set him alight and his son was burnt to death. After leading the congregation in prayer during the Monday service, T.B. Joshua had said that everyone had received forgiveness from God Almighty, even captain Godwin. The congregation learned that Captain Godwin Amorighoye had previously sent all his children out of his house after killing his late son as he had believed that they had all been initiated into witchcraft and wizardry by the late son who had confessed this.
It was a touching story listening to the children of Captain Godwin Amorighoye Kumani during the Sunday service of how a happy family had been torn apart by the devils wicked scheme to destroy them. Bawo Kumani, one of Captain Godwin’s daughters confessed that after her father accused her of being a witch, she ran away from the home and when life offered her no hope, she eventually resorted to prostitution. Bawo ended up having two children by two different fathers through prostitution and both of her children are fatherless. Another of Captain Godwin’s daughters said that after her father accused her of being a witch, she also ran away. Helen Kumani, another daughter said that she dropped out of school and felt as if she had wanted to run mental after being sent out of the family home.
When asked about the role of the mother in this tragedy, one of Captain Godwin’s sons, Michael Kumani, a university student studying engineering said with bitterness that his mother was the cause of their problems and that he believed if his father had a brother, the brother would have justifiably sent her out of the home. He confessed that he had previously chased his mother with a cutlass and also beat her up. It was a tragic story but T.B. Joshua promised the family that he would personally get involved in the reconciliation after their deliverance. He also said that he would deliver the father, Captain Godwin because he was the cause of the family’s problems.
After introducing the ‘Anointed Wristband’, T.B. Joshua called forward a newcomer to demonstrate the power of God and Captain Godwin was instantly delivered through the wristband. It was proof that God can use any medium to express Himself.
Leg Ulcer Healed
Mrs Aduke was miraculously healed of a severe leg ulcer. Her leg was in such a terrible condition that it had warranted amputation. Showing the ‘before’ clips, the world watched in horror at the devastation that had been done to her flesh and skin through the terrible ulcer.
Showing the ‘after’ clip, they joined her to rejoice, amazed at the healing that Jesus Christ had provided – a present state of restored flesh and skin. It was a reason to celebrate!
A video was shown of the miraculous birth that took place during the Monday newcomers’ service. A baby was born immediately after T.B. Joshua prayed for the mother, Mrs Chinyere Gbani who became the proud mother of a beautiful bouncing baby girl. She delivered her baby in The SCOAN safely and without any complications.
10 Years of Barrenness and Shame Removed After Touching the Screen
32 year old Sharon Jones gave her awesome testimony of deliverance from 10 years of barrenness and shame. She stated that when she was watching Emmanuel TV’s live service one Sunday, T.B. Joshua told the viewers to touch the screen of their television and pray along with him. She did just that and shortly after, she and her husband made love and to the glory of God, she conceived. Needless to say, she was over the moon. What made the miracle even more amazing was the fact that she had the problems of fibroid, hormonal imbalance, ovarian cyst for which she had an operation and a spiritual husband making conception medically impossible. She related that how as the eldest of six siblings, she was the only one who was unable to conceive. She said that in her desperation to have a child, she had even consulted witchdoctors and when that didn’t work, she contemplated having IVF treatment. Her healthy and adorable 1 year and 11 months old son, Goolam Mohammed, sat on Sharon’s lap rolling his big brown eyes. He is a product of ‘touch your screen’. That is, distance is not a barrier.
Sharon was indeed quick to advise viewers that distance is not a barrier to receive as she had experienced first hand that it’s no hoax. She had spent a lot of money trying different avenues all to no avail and was delighted that her answer came with just a touch of her television screen coupled with a belief that Jesus Christ can do the impossible!
Watch out for the Anointed ‘Let love lead’ wristband!