The following testimony is that of a Zambian student who experienced supernatural breakthrough in his academic life after praying along with Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV and taking his advice to heart: ‘Work as if everything depends on you and pray as if everything depends on God.’ We believe this testimony will encourage you to combine hard work with quiet confidence in God for the future!
“My name is Emmanuel Phiri and I would like to testify to the goodness of what the Lord has done for me.
I started watching Emmanuel TV towards the end of 2008. During that time, I was on vacation waiting to go into second year at the University of Zambia. Before I came in contact with the ministry of Prophet T.B Joshua via Emmanuel TV, I used to struggle in my academics. I was a C student and it actually looked like I was going to be full of carryovers. Today my story is totally different. I give glory unto the awesome God of T.B Joshua.
“During the first semester of my second year in the university, one of my lecturers in Philosophy started to talk negatively about Prophet T.B Joshua during one of the lectures. He talked about how T.B Joshua is a fake prophet and how the miracles airing on Emmanuel TV are not real. To my surprise, many of my fellow students agreed with what he was saying and started laughing and making fun of the prophet. At that point, I felt a strange boldness in my heart and that made me to stand up and on top of my voice, I rebuked my lecturer. I boldly told him that what he was saying was based on mere hearsay and not what he heard from God. I remember openly declaring to him that I was a staunch Christian and believed that T.B. Joshua is a real man of God.
“After openly saying what I said to my lecturer in class that day, I thought my grades would even become poorer than before! Privately, I asked the God of T.B Joshua to have mercy upon me and to help me improve my grades. To my greatest surprise, that very semester became the turning point in my academics! I miraculously moved from being at the bottom in class to being on top. From that time on, I became the best student in all my courses, getting only A’s and A+’s. Most of my fellow students became astonished at this and whenever they would ask what my secret was, I would tell them that the God of T.B Joshua had done it!
“During my second year of university, I watched a testimony on Emmanuel TV that really inspired me. This was a testimony of a young lady who graduated with a first class distinction from her university. In her testimony, she narrated that Prophet T.B Joshua counselled her whilst she was pursuing her undergraduate degree. According to her testimony, the prophet instructed her to pray as if all depends on God and also to study as if it all depends on her.
“When I watched her testimony I said in my heart, ‘God is no respecter of persons and if He can do it for her, He can also do it for me’. I also told myself ‘I’m a son of the prophet and he is the one who says that distance is not a barrier’. I asked God, ‘may the same grace that made it possible for that young lady to graduate with first class distinction make it possible for me to graduate with a distinction as well’.
“Just like the lady in the testimony, I also started praying as if it all depends on God and I started to study as if at all depended on me. Additionally, I would also pray along with T.B Joshua on Emmanuel TV believing that distance is not a barrier.
“To the glory of God I have graduated as the best student from my school with first class distinction! I would also like to testify that I have been retained by my department so that I become a lecturer. I give all the glory to the God of T.B Joshua for making all this possible for me and I know that my testimony will encourage a lot of students out there. Thank you!”
Emmanuel Phiri – Department of Philosophy and Applied Ethics, The University of Zambia,