The power-packed service at The SCOAN started with beautiful praise and worship, culminating in a message by Wise Man Daniel titled, “Be Determined As A Christian”.
Using the response of the three Hebrew men as an example in the Book of Daniel 3:16-17, Wise Man Daniel explained that we, people of God, we believers of all nations do not need to defend ourselves in whatever situation we find ourselves whether good or bad because we have a Defender – God Almighty Himself. He is the Defender of the universe. He is the One who rescues and delivers those who genuinely trust in Him from their adversities in life. Speaking about our response to adversities that we encounter, he added that adversities, rather than dampen our love for God increase the depth of our love for Christ, whose love for us surpasses all understanding.
A FORCE LIKE A HURRICANE!
Engineer Jonathan Iwueze testified to his powerful deliverance after receiving prayer the previous Sunday from Wise Man Racine. He explained how he had been tormented by a spiritual wife for many years and that his family had been tormented by evil attacks coming in the form of swarms of bees. He said that each time a swarm of bees arrived outside his house, within a short space of time, a family member would die. He explained how he had kept fasting and praying but found no remedy to his many woes. Prophet T.B. Joshua took the opportunity to explain that we can fast and pray for years but if our words are not from the mouth of the Holy Ghost, we would be hearing ourselves but God would not hear us. He said that the Word of God is the tool in the hands of the Holy Spirit. He also said that it is not just about confessing Christianity without being delivered. He said the old man needs to be cast out before our confession can become a reality. Jonathan narrated that he had sought solution in many places but to no avail. Hope rekindled, however when he watched Emmanuel TV and saw people getting delivered from problems even greater and more complex than his own. He said that when he came to The SCOAN, the Spirit of God located him through Wise Man Racine and the spirit within him began to manifest. He did not know what happened and wasn’t conscious of himself ‘til he received a congratulatory call from his wife saying that she had seen him rolling and shaking uncontrollably on her TV screen. The anointing of God had come upon him like a hurricane and he rose up a free man; the spirit that had disturbed him for his whole life had been forced out, to the glory of God! He explained how since his deliverance, he was no longer tormented by fear and had slept very well. He even said that on the night of his deliverance, he had a dream and saw a ring being removed from his hand – a confirmation that he had truly been disconnected from the spiritual wife. When Prophet T.B. Joshua asked him his experience when he saw the wise man, he said that he saw a bright light and there was a force coming out from the wise man like a hurricane, so powerful that he couldn’t resist it.
ADDICTION TO EATING MOTH BALLS DEFEATED IN JESUS’ NAME
Mrs Ama Amo, a native of Ghana residing in Australia, came to The SCOAN due to a terrible addiction to eating moth balls, known as camphor. She had developed this worrying habit two and a half years prior when she opened her bag and the aroma of the moth ball inside entered her nose. She became incredibly attracted to it. She continued sniffing and sniffing until the toxic insecticide inside began to affect her nose. Not satisfied with the smell alone, she explained how one day she heard a voice telling her to eat it and from that moment, it became an addiction. The moth ball became a snack to eat after and even instead of meals. Peace would come when the scent of the moth balls filled her nostrils and she would carry the moth balls everywhere she went. Having travelled all the way from Australia to The SCOAN to receive her deliverance, Mrs Ama Amo’s case touched the hearts of all who heard her. Upon hearing, the man of God asked for someone with the Anointing Water to come forward. The power of God in the Anointing Water broke the chains of this deadly addiction off her and she was delivered in Jesus’ name. After her deliverance, the taste and scent of the moth balls was revolting to her as she said that it now tasted of chemical. With tears in her eyes, she thanked Jesus for her freedom.
I CAN WALK AGAIN!
Mrs Comfort Mustafa testified of healing through the Anointing Water from inability to walk due to a bone fracture. She had been bedridden for 4 years. She said that a friend had given her some Anointing Water but she had doubted what God could do, imagining how it was possible that ordinary water could change her situation. That perception changed quickly, however as she watched people receiving healing on Emmanuel TV. She said that she saw one lady who was unable to walk being prayed for so she instinctively remembered the Anointing Water and ministered it on herself. Miraculously, as the person she watched on Emmanuel TV began to walk, she too, began to walk. She cried out loudly, attracting attention from family and neighbours around who all rejoiced with her, almost unable to believe what they were hearing and seeing. Comfort was moving and walking freely without any pain! After being limited to the confines of her bedroom and house for 4 years, within a few seconds, God’s power had brought her out of sickness and into health, out of bondage and into freedom, out of darkness and into light!
FREE FROM SUICIDAL THOUGHTS
Blessing from Abuja came out to testify to deliverance from suicidal thoughts. She said that she had received a prophecy the previous week from Prophet T.B. Joshua regarding her suicidal attempts. She said that she had tried to kill herself many times, had been depressed and did not sleep at night. However, since her deliverance the previous week, she had slept peacefully and now felt deep inner joy in her heart as Jesus had wiped away every tear and lifted every heavy load from her shoulders. She testified that she was like a new person and no longer felt the chilling sensation of snakes moving round her body which had tormented her for years. Words were not enough to express her joy as she advised all to hope in God as He would never fail them.
DELIVERED FROM BEDWETTING
John came out to share his testimony of deliverance from bedwetting from birth. He explained that he got so sick and tired of the problem that he decided to come to The SCOAN. He had received a prophecy the previous week and explained how since then, he had been sleeping very peacefully. He said that something would always wake him when it was time to go to the bathroom. He happily testified, rejoicing that all the shame and embarrassment was now a thing of the past. He advised all those listening, saying, “Your own problem may have started recently but my own started from birth. Have faith and God will deliver you as He delivered me!”
SUPPORTING THE NEEDY
Doris and her mother from Adamawa, northern Nigeria cried out about their pitiful situation. They had received a prophecy the previous week about their life of frustration. Doris explained that due to her poverty, setback and lack of opportunities, she had attempted to end her own life many times. She and her mother explained that they had nowhere to go and that in their minds, The SCOAN was their last bus stop. Fresh tears flowed as they narrated their plight. In response to their plea, they received a cash gift of N500,000 from T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV Partners and five bags of rice to get them back on their feet again.
Augustine an amputee from Anambra, Nigeria also came out to share his story. He had also received a prophecy the previous week and the man of God had promised to support him financially. He explained how his leg had to be amputated after an accident. He also testified that before, he saw dead people in his dreams but since that Sunday, he had been sleeping well and was no longer seeing the dead people. He then received a cash gift of N300,000 from T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel TV Partners and five bags of rice to support him and his family. He thanked God Almighty for His provision and for keeping him alive ‘til that moment.
ZAMBIA’S VICTORY PROPHESIED
As the moment for the Africa Cup Of Nations Final between Zambia and Ivory Coast drew close, the second service of The SCOAN was still underway. Prophet T.B. Joshua thanked those present for being there at that time when the rest of the country was most probably glued to their televisions. Five minutes into the match, Prophet T.B. Joshua astonished the congregation by speaking the mind of God concerning the match at hand. He said that the victory was for a country we were not expecting, that it was to make them happy because of the past record they have. He said that the record was being brought back to put it behind them. He also said that in the second half, at 25 minutes, there would be a mistake. Demonstrating, he said, “Even if you have the opportunity to enter the television where they are playing, you will enter and flog them. Why can’t you score this thing? You will face the goalkeeper and you play it out over the bar.”
Adding that this was the goal that would have cost the cup, the prophet explained that it would be taken to the other side.
As the tense match unfolded, the accuracy of the prophet’s words became glaringly clear.
Clearly the underdogs from the beginning of the tournament, Zambia were indeed a country that they were not expecting, compared to star-studded Ivory Coast. The victory would truly help to ease the pain of the past when, 19 years prior, 18 members of the national football team were killed in a fatal plane crash while on their way to a World Cup qualifier.
The mistake that the prophet saw truly happened 25 minutes into the second half, as Ivorian Striker, Didier Drogba missed a penalty by shooting the ball over the cross bar of the goal post. This was a mistake that cost Ivory Coast the cup, just as the prophet had said.
When the match went into penalty time and Zambia won eight goals to seven, the stadium exploded in joy. Zambia had won the victory. It was a day of forgetting the past – the terrible air disaster in 1993 in which a generation of Zambian football stars was wiped out. The victory was truly to make them happy because of what happened in their history, just as the man of God had said. As Zambia was given the Cup and proclaimed champions of the Africa Cup Of Nations, all who heard the prophetic message were amazed at how the mind of God had been revealed. Truly, God still speaks to His servants today and when God speaks, the wise listen.