This week’s Sunday Service at The SCOAN was one that will be long etched in the memories of all those who participated – the congregants in the auditorium and the viewers alike. As the people watched God’s power, they trusted Him that their situations would change and that their needs would be met. And God Almighty met them at the point of their needs in Jesus’ name.
The choir opened the service with an inspiring time of worship. The people raised their hands to God singing: “Majesty, majesty – Your grace has found me just as I am, empty handed but alive in Your hands. Forever I am changed by Your love, in the beauty of Your majesty”. The atmosphere was fully charged by the time Wise Man Daniel came out to deliver a powerful message, titled: “Under His Eyes”.
He started by saying that, as Christians, it is essential to realize that everything in the absolute of science and technology is falling apart. Therefore, we simply must return to God and the Holy Bible.
He encouraged all those listening that if you are where God wants you to be, you will lack nothing and want nothing. Even though you walk through the valley of the shadow of death, you will fear no evil. Although our enemies may come in the most unified form, they shall be utterly routed in the face of the superior power of the Holy Spirit. He said that if God be for us, we know what follows- every mountain for our sake shall be levelled, every hill for our sake shall be made plain, every crooked way for our sake shall be made smooth, and if we go through fire we will not be burnt. Because, God Almighty is for us, He is on our side, He is living in us and we are under His eyes.
He used the example of Paul and Silas in Acts 16, saying that while Paul and Silas were severely tortured, with bruises all over their bodies, they were still friends of God; while they were eventually imprisoned by their adversaries, they were still candidates of heaven. They strongly believed that they were under His eyes. That was why they chose to sing praises to God Almighty, instead of grumbling, rebelling or complaining in that tense situation. Indeed, God Almighty came to their midst and took up the battle as His own challenge. That is, while they were still singing praises to God, a violent earth quake shook the foundation of the prison and the doors flew open and their chains were loosed. This clearly shows that, Paul and Silas were under His eyes. That is, they were under the check and conduct of the Holy Spirit, and that was why nothing out of God’s control could happen to them. He concluded by stating that: “It is true that satan is the destroyer of life- his sicknesses are the thieves of good health, money, happiness, joy, time and effort. But one thing is clear, satan has nothing on you as long as you are under His eyes.”
A HIDDEN AGENDA
T.B. Joshua came out to address the congregation and the viewers worldwide talking briefly about prophets and prophecy. He said we are used to pastors, we are used to evangelists but we are not used to prophets regarding the nature of their calling.
He said that people believe prophets are out only to predict or foretell but they are also to tell the opinion of God at the moment about who you are, were and will be. No King in the Old Testament succeeded without a prophet. Kings that were destroyed, perished were kings without prophets.
He highlighted a significant problem in Christendom today saying that when you need a prophet, you call an evangelist when you need a pastor you call a prophet, when you need a prophet you call a pastor. This is a big problem today. There are some situations you need pastors, you call prophets. And there are some situations you need a prophet and you call a pastor. It is like you need a lawyer and you call an architect, when you need a doctor you call a farmer.
After that, he led the congregation in a soul-stirring time of prayer, encouraging all those present to meditate on these prayer points:
Whatever your situation is, there is a hidden agenda, plan, entity, principality satan is using to undo you, I mean harm you. Ask God to break every demonic authority over you.
If you have eaten through dreams or from the table of your enemy, the devil, we ask God to flush them away, to wash it out.
As the time of prayer drew to an end, T.B. Joshua encouraged everyone that: “The job is done. You have received God’s opinion about you. I believe your case is settled today. Give thanks to God for this revelation. This is a prophetic word that will work for you and your family today.”
SET FREE FROM MARINE SPIRIT
Mr Christopher Daniel from Kaduna State testified to the viewers worldwide of how he had been delivered from a marine spirit that had possessed him at the young age of 13 when he defied instructions not to go to a particular river in the afternoon. He told of how he saw strange women seated at the water’s edge, with their feet in the water. Among them was an old woman with half her body in the water. Struggling to fetch the water, he recalls that something entered his body and from that moment on, his life was not the same. That very night, the same old woman that he had seen at the riverside appeared to him and slept with him. From there, he started smoking and living a life that eventually led the villagers to drive him away and warn their children to keep their distance. Mr Daniel told how his search for solution took him to a witch doctor that worsened his problem. He was given cowries to throw at a junction and then warned that they needed blood for the sacrifice. From that time on, Mr Daniel explained that whenever he was driving, he would see blood before his eyes. It was when his fiancée saw the same old woman sat in his parlour that Mr Daniel knew that his spiritual problem demanded a spiritual solution. And he headed to The SCOAN for his final deliverance. That Sunday, when Wise Man Harry prayed for him, the evil spirit that had been tormenting his life manifested and eh was set free. Since his deliverance, Mr Daniel shouted that he was a changed man. He slept soundly without any nightmares and stopped smoking. He no longer sees blood before his eyes, safe in the knowledge that his deliverance has been purchased by the blood of Jesus Christ. The demonic authority over his life was broken. Glory be to God!
SPIRIT OF DEATH DEFEATED
Mrs Chinyere Nweke from Anambra was another to share her joy that day.
Coming from an idol worshipping family, she recounted how her father used to sacrifice yams and fowls to the idol and then gather his children to eat the food. She was the last-born and her father’s favourite and thus was always given the lion’s share. Little did she know that she was being initiated into a slavery of idol worship. The idol soon began to wreak havoc in the family as her father died and soon after her three sisters in quick succession. The remaining sister’s husband who refused to serve the idol also died mysteriously while Chinyere herself was battered by sickness after sickness that threatened her life. It was when she came to The SCOAN and encountered Wise Man Racine that the spirit of death was cast out by the fire of the Holy Ghost. The hidden agenda of the enemy in her situation was exposed and eliminated. Now a free woman, Mrs Chinyere Nweke told of how since her deliverance, she has been sleeping well and is free from the evil attack in her life.
Diagnosed with enlarged prostate, the prospect looked dismal for Dr OJ Ohiro. He was in serious pain and could not urinate without a catheter. Medically, there seemed no solution except a costly operation where the outcome was uncertain. Rejected by family and friends because of his debilitating condition, Mr Ohiro decided to run to The SCOAN to seek the face of God. He received the Anointing Water and when he ministered it and prayed in Jesus’ name, the impossible happened. That night, he awoke to find the bed covered in urine and blood and the catheter had come out by itself! Now completely restored, Dr Ohiro testified that he can urinate normally and is pain free. Glory be to God Almighty. Our problem does not embarrass Jesus because He has solution to it.
IMMEDIATE BABY DELIVERY
Mrs Angela Nwalu’s first visit to The SCOAN was a miraculous one. She had been told by doctors that her baby was breech position and was already booked for a caesarean operation. She left the hospital believing that God would make a way where there seemed to be no way and that night, she dreamt that the man of God laid hands on her and she safely delivered a baby girl. Obeying the voice of providence, Mrs Angela Nwalu made her way to The SCOAN Monday Live Service and during the time of prayer experienced the very life of God flowing through Wise Man Harry. Clearly not at ease with herself, she was rushed to the labour room. When an evangelist brought word to Wise Man Harry of her condition, he rushed to the labour room to pray for her. At the powerful name of Jesus Christ, Mrs Angela immediately delivered a baby girl safely without any operation. Strong and happy just hours giving birth, she told of how her faith was so strong because she had seen cases similar to hers on Emmanuel TV and knew that her own would be no exception.