THE POWER OF THE WISEMEN
Working in synergy with the choir, who rendered relevant tunes to buttress his points from time to time, Wise Man John Chi, in his introductory remarks, lamented the danger of turning to society and the media which are inconsistent with God for information. Christening these as danger zones of falsehood and greed, Wise Man John Chi cautioned that we ought to be under the check and conduct of the Holy Spirit because all our victories over satan are derived from the power of Jesus. In his message: ‘Resist Temptation’ which was backed with 1 Peter 5:8 as a proof text, the wise man reminded his listeners that we are in perilous times because what we see every day is evil. The devil, according to him, uses evil acts to distract us from running a straight race with God. He further advised the congregation to look up to Matthew 4:1-11 where Jesus quoted the written Word to render satan demoralized and paralyzed. He however, admonished the congregants not to provoke satan so that they can win God’s support in the face of temptation. Jesus never went to the tempter; the tempter came to him, the wise man drove his point home.
PRAYER DELIVERS WOMAN SHORT OF BLOOD
Extolling the spiritual powers of the wise men, Prophet T. B. Joshua directed that some past video clips be visited for a confirmation of his view. The first clip in this regard displayed a pregnant woman whose delivery was already overdue in the reckoning of modern medicine and was recommended for operation. Inviting the woman to come forward for a prophetic message, Wise Man John Chi echoed the same view but added that she would not need to go for operation as recommended by the doctor because of her blood which was low. He clearly assured her that with the intervention of God in her situation, she would deliver her baby safely on Thursday. In her testimony after deliverance by the wise man, the woman confirmed the prophecy totally and added that she had come to The SCOAN for delivery because of her biological conditions and her recent dreams where she saw and ate with dead people. In mathematical confirmation of the wise man’s words, the woman, Mrs Ekemezie delivered at 1 am on Thursday. According to her husband, Mr John Ekemezie, the labour was without pain and never lasted as much as five minutes. The safe delivery of the child and the Thursday date, both go to celebrate the spiritual acuity of the wise men, the prophet remarked.
PRAYER DELIVERS TWINS IN BREECH PRESENTATION
The scenario revealed by the next video clip was a woman, Mrs Safiegha from Delta State, who came to The SCOAN to deliver her babies because of the fear of operation recommended by her doctor. According to her, the doctor said her twin babies were in breech presentation and only a caesarean section would ensure a safe delivery. In addition, her blood pressure was 220/170. When his attention was drawn to the arrival of the pregnant woman, Prophet T. B. Joshua promptly dispatched Wise Man Harry to pray for her. As soon as the wise man did that, Mrs Safiegha delivered her babies safely in spiritual defiance of the breech presentation and her high blood pressure which came down after the delivery. In the glow of the successes of the wise men, Prophet T. B. Joshua aptly tagged them, the servants of the most high God.
PRAYER DEFIES BAD DREAM AND DELIVERS WOMAN
The next clip displayed the case of Mrs Mercy Adedipe who had also come to The SCOAN to actualize her yearning for a safe delivery. Calling her out from the congregation, Wise Man John Chi drew her attention to the dream she had in which she ran and fell. Expatiating on that, the wise man told her that it meant either her or the baby would die in the delivery process. He quickly added however, that having come to the house of God for delivery, she would deliver her baby boy safely and proceeded to pray for her. Unlike in some cases of deliverance, Mrs Adedipe never shook or fell during her deliverance. Commenting on this phenomenon, the prophet remarked that the Holy Spirit delivers as He wills and the manner (shaking or no falling) does not detract from the efficacy. After the deliverance, the lady delivered her baby boy safely as prophesied by Wise Man John Chi.
PRAYER AVERTS OPERATION
Mrs Charity Ekakitie had journeyed all the way from Delta to pray for safety in the caesarean section that awaited her as a consequence of the wrong positioning of her baby. The doctor had hinted that she would not deliver without operation. In the prayer line, Wise Man Daniel prayed for her and she left for home. Two weeks later, she delivered her baby without operation. A clip revealed her thanking God for His mercy.
ANOINTING WATER OPENS THE WAY FOR MR AND MRS UHOBO
Mr and Mrs Uhobo had been barren for 12 years in marriage because of low sperm count on the part of the man. They consequently came from Delta State for prayer line in The SCOAN and also received the Anointing Water. At home, the couple met as husband and wife after praying with the Anointing Water and to God be the glory, the wife has become pregnant as confirmed in the medical report she displayed during the testimony. They made a second journey to the SCOAN to thank God for answering their prayer through the medium of the Anointing Water.
ANOINTING WATER WIPES AWAY ASTHMA
Worn down with asthma of 11 years, which also incapacitated her from walking, Esther Eliatha received the Anointing Water from a friend on May 10th 2011 and administered it as instructed. That was after many years of visiting doctors and hospitals without any relief. To her surprise, she became totally healed and free. As Esther gave her testimony, both her mother and the friend who brought the Anointing Water to her stood beside her on the platform. According to her, she can now walk and sing unlike before. In confirmation, she treated her listeners to a melodious tune in adoration of God for the miraculous healing. Asked to take a deep breath as a further confirmation of her healing, she did so without any hesitation.
ANOINTING WATER REIGNS
The miraculous work of the Anointing Water worldwide became the subject of attraction as the video clip displayed its performance country after country. Wherever it was used was saturated with the anointing that sent people with contrary spirits reeling, falling and vomiting in deliverance. In Greece, the clip displayed a woman who vomited and fell in course of her deliverance mediated by the Anointing Water. A young woman whose hand in plaster, was slung to her neck also got her immediate healing and was able, unlike before, to flip her fingers after the healing through the Anointing Water. A lady, Helen from Zimbabwe but currently resident in the United Kingdom had a demonic attack for 15 years. The demon used to speak to her and she also had a spiritual husband. Falling under the anointing of the Anointing Water, she had her deliverance. A similar scenario was revealed in the other countries where the Anointing Water was administered. The Ghana branch has witnessed a tremendous growth in population partly because of the news of the Anointing Water. As a woman was being delivered from the spiritual husband that had been tormenting her life, the spiritual husband could be heard demanding the bride-price he paid in respect of her before he would go. That notwithstanding the anointing of the Anointing Water sent him away
The Uyo branch of the church was specially commended for the benevolence and humanitarianism of a family member that voluntarily rented the hall which they now use. Congregants throng to the church every Sunday and whatever they did was done by voluntary donation but not by taxation. In addition, he would hire a bus for himself and those who were interested in coming to the headquarters of The SCOAN in Lagos for worship. His many gestures of goodwill recommended him and his branch for the admiration and interest of the prophet. In appreciation of his zeal and commitment, the prophet has approved that they buy a large acreage of land for a cathedral to be built. The prophet advised other states to emulate the Uyo branch and equally wished all to be transparent so as to win God’s blessing.