The Sunday Service kicked off with amazing illustrations of God’s mercy as numerous people received their healing and deliverance at The SCOAN Prayer Line. A million thanks are not enough to Jesus Christ for the miraculous testimonies that follow:
ABDUL-AZEEZ MUDI: HEALED OF DIABETES THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
He had suffered from diabetes for three years and had used both orthodox and unorthodox medicine, none of whichcured the disease. His health condition became worse as reflected in the following symptoms: persistent urination (25 times before dawn), loss of weight, mental imbalance and high sugar level of 680mmol. He said he came to The SCOAN and was opportuned to receive the Anointing Water. He ministered it after he had prayed and read the testimonies in the Anointing Water Booklet. Astonishingly, his high sugar level dropped from 680mmol to 78mmol, signifying a miraculously high reduction rate. Feeling that he no longer needed to regulate his blood sugar, he went to consult his doctor. The doctor tested him again and the result revealed that his sugar level was at 6.2mmol – clear evidence that he no longer had diabetes. He advised that people should look unto God when they are sick. His wife, Azeez Mudi also confirmed his health ordeal, particularly his frequent urination and loss of weight which orchestrated persistent visitation to hospitals and herbal homes. She advised wives to help their husbands trust in God in hours of need.
CECILIA ISHAYA: HEALED OF KIDNEY DISEASE THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATERA nurse at the medical unit of the Ministry of Defence, Kaduna, Nigeria, Cecilia narrated how she suffered excruciating pain due to kidney disease for three years. She said she couldn’t walk, stand up or do anything by herself. She was therefore constrained from going to work for four months. Due to the severity of the disease, the medical unit of the Defense Ministry couldn’t treat her and she was referred to Zaria in Kaduna, Nigeria for an operation which would cost N150,000. When it became obvious that she wasn’t able to raise the huge sum, a friend of hers advised her to go to The SCOAN. She obliged and was opportuned to receive the Anointing Water which she ministered after prayer and reading the Anointing Water Booklet. When she woke up the following morning, the persistent pain she had, vanished and she discovered that she was completely healed. She showed the congregation the first medical report which confirmed that she had kidney disease and the second, which showed that the disease had been completely healed. She advised people to always trust in God.
VICTOR KADIRI: HIS WIFE WAS HEALED OF A MENTAL DISORDER THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
He recalled the genesis of his wife’s mental ordeal and said that no one could identify the cause of the problem. He observed the sudden abnormality in his wife’s behavior once when he visited her shop. She broke glasses, bit him and displayed a high level of aggression. She had to be rushed to the psychiatric centre where she was diagnosed with a mental disorder. Despite the series of injections given to her for four days to calm her down, the dementia remained. Mr Kadiri said that he then remembered the great works of God in The SCOAN, particularly how God was transforming the lives of people suffering from different health challenges through the mediums of Prophet T.B. Joshua, the Wise Men and the Anointing Water. He decided to visit The SCOAN for solution.He received the Anointing Water, read the testimonies in the Anointing Water booklet, prayed and ministered it to his wife. Immediately, she fell asleep and when she woke up, she requested for food – a tacit attestation to her mental normalcy. He said that when they returned to see the doctors at the psychiatric centre, they showed bewildered expressions on their faces and asked of where they could also get the Anointing Water. He presented a certified medical report which showed that his wife was now completely normal. Asked to comment on her healing, Mrs Deborah Kadiri said she couldn’t understand what happened to her but found herself at the psychiatric hospital with water on her face. She said that when she slept, she saw Prophet T.B. Joshua in her dream and he said, “My daughter, you will not suffer. It is over”. She said that it was later that she found out that the water on her face was the Anointing Water. She advised people to always have faith in God.
MR & MRS MAYOMI OLUYOMI: HEALED OF BARRENNESS FOR FIVE YEARS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATERThey came to The SCOAN in August and saw how people had received their healings through the medium of the Anointing Water. They were opportuned to get the Anointing Water and after prayer and ministration, his wife became pregnant that same month. Before then, they had visited many hospitals, spiritualists and pastors for solution but weren’t successful. Today, the couple is blessed with a baby girl. His wife confirmed how she saw the prophet praying for her and her child in her dreams on several occasions throughout her pregnancy. Mr Mayomi advised people to always believe in God and trust in Him.
Prophet T.B. Joshua addressed the congregation after the testimonies, saying, “If you cannot trust God without medicine, you cannot trust Him with medicine. If you cannot trust God in your challenges, in whatever situation you are facing, when will you trust Him?”
The SCOAN Live Sunday Service witnessed huge attendance by worshippers from all over the world. Hundreds of people came out to testify to the goodness of God upon their lives.
SUNNY ENAHORO: DELIVERED FROM INDIAN HEMP SMOKING FOR 28 YEARS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
He had smoked Indian hemp for 28 years, since he was in secondary school. Though he had tried to stop several times, he would pick up the habit again when, in his dreams, an evil spirit would visit him and hand him the wraps of hemp to smoke. His family members were distraught at his behaviour.While visiting a friend in Ilorin, Nigeria, he watched Emmanuel TV and saw God delivering people from similar addictions in The SCOAN. His friend obtained the Anointing Water for him and after reading the testimonies of others in the Anointing Water Booklet, he prayed and ministered the Anointing Water. That night, he dreamt that a hand came to him and removed the Indian hemp from his mouth. Since that night in 2010, he has experienced total freedom. Before his deliverance, he used to have chest pain. He said smoking Indian hemp caused his blood pressure to rise to 280/300 and he had a fast heartbeat and a bad kidney. Today, he is light and bold and his mouth no longer emits the offensive odour it once used to. He advised that people must be careful in whatever they choose to consume because the evil ones will always use whatever you love most against you.
ROSELYN BOBI: HEALED OF SEVERE HYPERTENSION THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
She had experienced severe hypertension and could not walk nor eat. She often experienced dizziness and the doctorsconfirmed that her blood pressure was 183/110. She said that her mother also died at the age of 39 from a similar health problem. Concerned about her future, she visited The SCOAN where she collected the Anointing Water and began to minister it frequently during prayers. One morning, she woke up feeling extremely relieved and full of energy. As her strength grew, she visited the doctor who confirmed that her blood pressure was now 100/110. Today, she is strong and healthy and no longer experiences dizziness. She advised that people should learn to run to God when faced with difficulties because without God, there would be no solution.
LUCKY IKEDE: DELIVERED FROM A DEADLY ACCIDENT THROUGH THE ANOINTING STICKER AND ANOINTING WATER
This young man from Delta, Nigeria had just bought a car and had resolved to obtain the Anointing Sticker which he would place on it before ever driving it. Prophet T.B. Joshua had given him both the Anointing Sticker and Anointing Water, the latter of which he often sprayed on himself and the vehicle before travelling. Of recent, when he planned to travel to Anambra, Nigeria, he had ministered the Anointing Water and prayed. On the way, a trailer lost its breaks and crashed into twelve other vehicles at a junction. Many died and were wounded in the other vehicles but in his own car, himself and his three passengers did not experience any misfortune. He advised that people should adopt the attitude of asking for God’s protection before travelling.
CHIKA OKPALA: HIS BROTHER’S WIFE WAS DELIVERED FROM THE HANDS OF KIDNAPPERS THROUGH THE ANOINTING WATER
Chika Okpala, a popular Nigerian comic actor and entertainer, came to The SCOAN to testify to the goodness of God in the life of his younger brother, whose wife was kidnapped but eventually released without paying any ransom, due to the power of God at work in the Anointing Water. The popular artiste stated that the kidnappers had demanded the sum of N150,000,000 before the woman would be released. The family had decided to report the issue to God. They came to The SCOAN, received the Anointing Water and sprayed it on their family photograph during prayer. At midnight that very night, they received a phone call stating that the woman had been released without any collection of a ransom! The husband of the kidnapped woman, James Obinna Okpala, told his side of the story to the congregation, explaining how the kidnappers had threatened to kill his wife should the ransom not be paid at the stipulated time. He had joined the prayer line at The SCOAN and during prayer, one of the Wise Men told him that his testimony would be, “Thank You, Jesus!” This was truly what happened in his life. He said that the Anointing Water should not be doubted as an instrument of God.
DR BIHINI WONS WA MUDI: HEALED OF CERVICAL AND LUMBAR SPONDYLOSIS AT THE SCOAN PRAYER LINE
A veterinarian doctor and Ecologist, Dr Mudi form the Democratic Republic of Congo had the problem of difficulty in walking due to cervical and lumbar spondylosis. He is always working on the computer and is also a field worker who must climb mountains and valleys in fulfilment of his professional engagement. But though he was expected to be healthy in doing his job, he suffered severe headaches and was always angry due to the terrible back condition. He had gone to see physiotherapists at the hospital but there was no solution. He then decided to come to The SCOAN where he attended the prayer line. The Wise Men prayed for him and suddenly, he could freely move his body! He said that his healing is difficult to explain empirically because the power of God cannot be explained. He advised that people should be in touch with God always and be faithful to the Lord Jesus Christ to obtain their miracles and the salvation of their souls.
NANCY EDO: DELIVERED FROM A SPIRIT OF SNAKE THROUGH THE PRAYER OF PROPHET T.B. JOSHUA
A video was replayed, showing Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesying to people, one of whom was a young lady who began behaving like a snake. Shouting as she saw the prophet, she said that she was a snake who had destroyed many men. She was instantly delivered.
The young lady, Nancy, said she had been possessed by a spirit of python since a boy hit her on the head in school in Junior Secondary School and she fainted. Immediately after that experience, she began encountering snakes in her dreams. Three times a year her skin would begin to peel off and she was forced to remove the skin like a snake or she would no longer look young and attractive. She found herself in the midst of snakes in her dreams, playing with them. She had a spiritual husband and each morning, her bed was always soaked with water, as if it were a sea or river. She would never kill snakes and found herself manifesting like a snake anytime she saw one physically or on the television. She said the spirit often asked her to destroy men, especially at the university, which she said was her main earthly assignment. Any man who showed interest in her must lose his wealth or his job. She said she was also given sickness by the evil spirit. During the deliverance, she had been violent towards Prophet T.B. Joshua. She has not been violent since her deliverance and no longer sees snakes in her dreams nor manifests like a snake. She is immensely grateful to God, just as much as her mother who also spoke on the situation. Her mother explained how she had gone to a spiritualist to ask for help in order to have a child and became pregnant that very month. As her daughter was growing up, she realised that the child had been possessed. The mother said that women must look up to God alone when looking for the fruit of the womb. Nancy also advised that men should be very careful about who they talk to in order not to become victims.
PASTOR DONALD JOSHUA TOM: FORMER SCOAN CRITIC
A video was replayed in which Pastor Donald Joshua Tom manifested during last week’s service. The evil spirit said it had destroyed him, his marriage and ministry.
In church on Sunday, the pastor spoke on how he used to criticize TB Joshua Ministries until he moved from Nigeria to Burkina Faso. A well-travelled pastor who had visited 14 African countries and several European countries, he was asked in Burkina Faso by a prominent man of God to meet with T.B. Joshua. Considering that man of God’s position, Pastor Tom realised he was giving him the right advice. Tom called himself Saul who became Paul when he came last week and was delivered from the evil spirits that had tormented his spiritual life and destroyed his ministry. In his rush to return to Burkina Faso and share the good news, he failed to remain for his meeting with Prophet T.B. Joshua. The man of God in Burkina Faso insisted he keep the appointment and he returned, receiving further prayer and counselling from the prophet. Pastor Tom confessed to having misled people through his false comments about the person of Prophet T.B. Joshua and The SCOAN. He then asked God to forgive him for slandering God’s servant and hindering people in their faith. He said his life had been in shambles and asked Joshua for prayers for his scattered family.
PASTOR AND PROPHETESS EKEOMA UCHE: DELIVERED FROM EVIL SPIRITS
A video was replayed showing a husband and wife receiving deliverance through the prayer of one of the Wise Men. After their deliverance, the couple introduced themselves as Pastor and Prophetess Uche and narrated their involvement in negative spiritual activities over the years.
Pastor Ekeoma said he was a satanic agent masquerading as a pastor and teacher. It all started when he met strange lady while travelling who bought him a ring and necklace and told him she loved him. They slept together that night and when he woke up in the early hours of the morning, he suddenly saw her turn into a mermaid. She told him that he had been initiated and then she entered into a covenant with him, warning him never to have another woman in his life. The evil spirit would appear to him at night in his dreams, teaching him the subjects he would teach his students the following day. The spiritual wife gave him spirit of lust and he slept with any girl of his choice in order to initiate them. Those who sat for state examinations with him were also seduced into sleeping with him in order to have good results, stamped by the state. These results, however, would never bring them good dividends or jobs. The only girls who escaped his seduction were those who were genuine Christians. He hated them and said he saw fire around them. One of the rules the evil spirit gave him was that there were particular days he was must restrain from going out of his room. He attended satanic meetings, transformed as an animal, in which he was given two powers. One power was in his mouth – whatever he said would surely come to pass. One power was in his eyes – whoever he seduced with his eyes would surely fall for him, including his present wife.
His wife, known as Prophetess Omozee Uche, also spoke confirming the satanic activities the couple were involved in, adding that she was also a chain smoker who used to smoke one packet of cigarettes everyday for the past 25 years.
Prophet T.B. Joshua asked both of them remove their pastoral attire as they had been used extensively by the devil before their deliverance. He said they should be called “Mr and Mrs” rather than “Pastor and Prophetess” until they hear from God exactly what their next step should be.
SAMUEL TOLU BADA: DELIVERED FROM EVIL FORCES AND A SPIRIT OF STAGNATION
A video was replayed showing Pastor Samuel Tolu Bada as an evil spirit manifested through him, saying that it was the commander of a kingdom and masquerades who controlled the land and people. It said that its mission was to make people lose their destiny.
He had come to the service with his wife, Pastor Yemi Bada, to narrate his story to the congregation. Born into a family of traditional Christians (those who consulted native herbalists), he had an uncle who headed a cult group and masquerades in his village.
His grandmother was also a native of a women occultic group and when young, he also attended festivals organised by these groups. He said he was sickly as a boy and his father would travel far and wide in search of solution. As he grew, he came to the city and eventually joined the Nigerian army. He dreamt perpetually of masquerades pursuing him. He was deprived of promotion for many years and he suffered much poverty and helplessness with his family. He went in search of deliverance at a crusade ground where he was professed Christ and told he was delivered and that he had a calling of God upon him. He left to start a ministry (Inner Body Of Christ Ministries) but his suffering did not come to an end. He once fasted for 40 days and then 71 days but all came to naught. During the fasting, he had a revelation where he saw pictures of mighty men of God and in the midst of that picture was Prophet T.B Joshua’s picture. In 2007, he started watching Emmanuel TV though some of those close to him would have nothing to do with the channel. He was never discouraged. His wife’s ailing hand was healed by Prophet T.B. Joshua in a dream. He finally found his way to the SCOAN and during the prayer; he could not control himself when the Wise Men touched him. He said the evil spirit started manifesting. He was miraculously delivered. That night, he slept and saw seven men, walking out of a house in his dream.
His wife said she had stood by him in moments of pain and hopelessness and advised woman to remain strong because they are a light in the house. She said she had spent 25 years with him and all women should pray for their husbands always. She attracted much applause for her endurance.
PROPHET T.B. JOSUA’S MESSAGE: “SECRET OF FAITH”
Making use of James 2:1-6; Hebrews 11:1, Exodus 14:16-22, and 2 Corinthians 4:18 as proof texts, Prophet T.B. Joshua spoke on the secret of faith, saying that faith needs to be put into practise and this should be done in difficult and perilous circumstances, even during ordinary times. He said that even when we are not under tension or pressure, such as sickness, poverty and hardship, our faith is there for us.
He emphasised that if God’s children cannot commit their bodies to God when they are sick, who would believe that they are Christians and who would believe that they have faith?
If we have faith in God, we should not just believe in Him when we encounter extraordinary events and face impossible tasks or absolute perils. He said that as true Christians, we should recognise God as our sovereign Lord and see Him the way a child would see his father.
THE SCOAN SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAMME
A video was played showing the documentary of Miss Yinka Oduwole, a SCOAN youth member, who just completed her Master’s degree with distinction at the University College, London where she read “broadband communications” and came out as the best in her class. She has just secured admission at world renowned Oxford University to pursue a PhD, for three years, in engineering science. Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Partners, who paid for her entire Master’s Degree programme and expenses at UCL have also paid for her tuition and living expenses at Oxford University at the cost of 100,000 pounds (26 Million Naira) for the three year programme. Prophet T.B. Joshua has used her example to motivate other youth to be serious minded and to inspire people to adopt the attitude of giving to others in order to build their communities and countries. He referred to Ogenyi Onazi, a fast growing Nigerian footballer who now plays for SS Lazio of Italy and Nigeria’s National team, the Super Eagles. Onazi was one of the products of “My People F.C.”, The SCOAN’s football club organised to uplift the youth. He closed by saying, “We are raised to raise others”.