The congregation was eagerly anticipating what the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua would say regarding the crisis in Nigeria, knowing that as ever, he would speak forth God’s opinion concerning the situation at hand.
In the first part of the message to the nation of Nigeria which dwelt on the political situation in Nigeria, the prophet said, ‘Nigeria has prayed and hoped but the thing that is yet to be done is to apply love’. Quoting 1 Corinthians 13:13, he said there are only three things in this earth that will last and these are faith, hope and love. The greatest among them, he said, is love. In his words, we need to make the greatest sacrifice. Our president is the person who should make the greatest sacrifice and other participants will follow. The message to Nigeria is compromise; love is compromise, to give chance for peace in the interest of the nation. In close reference to the Bible, he said Jesus gave chance for peace when he said, ‘Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s’. By compromise, he elaborated, we must shift ground. We should not give the impression of embarrassing the president and the other participants in the crisis. To achieve this easily, our president must rely more on politicians than on technocrats because it is a game.

In the second part of the message, the prophet dwelt on our relationship with Jesus. According to him, Jesus said to Peter, “Do you love me?” Peter replied, “You know I love You Lord”. Jesus said, “If you love Me, feed My lambs”. In the nation, we need to apply love, the greatest sacrifice, by shifting ground, by compromise. In the prophet’s words, Jesus asked Peter one of the most significant, penetrating and, in fact, the most dangerous questions ever asked, “Do you love me?” Jesus asked Peter three times and Peter replied positively three times. Jesus responded by giving Peter a responsibility- keep My lambs, shepherd My sheep and feed My sheep. This means, he explained, before we can be responsible to Jesus, it must be because of our love for Him. Whatsoever you do or fail to do to the least of your fellow brothers, that you do unto Jesus. This means if you dupe your fellow brother, then you dupe Jesus. If you care for your fellow brothers, then you care for Jesus. Jesus did not ask Peter if he was a gifted speaker or had the ability to speak fluently, flawlessly or eloquently. He never asked him about his Bible or seminary knowledge either. All these are important but they are not the issue. The essential quality you need is found in Jesus’ question, “Do you love Me?”
Whatsoever you do to the needy, that you do unto Jesus. What is your relationship with Jesus? The prophet asked. Speaking further, he said he did not know how one could prosper in life without these qualities in the ministry of the Gospel and that of charity. Whether educated or not, a farmer or professor, there is hope in loving Jesus. He therefore advised the congregation to stop complaining about their backgrounds or other disadvantages.  Jesus repeated the question so that the concept would be crystal clear. Jesus wanted us to know that love is the centre. Christianity is a relationship; you cannot have Christianity without love. A person who does not love cannot be entrusted with the power to deliver, heal or bless.
The prophet capped his message with a video clip of a high court judge in Ghana who shelved his social status and travelled far to the Volta Region of Ghana by the dusty roads and by river to give to the needy and elders in Chindere, Ghana. Justice John Ajet-Nasam and other Emmanuel TV Partners brought rice and other food to the elders in the Volta Region for the people in the community.

Concluding his message with the situation in Nigeria, the prophet asserted that the national protest and strike in Nigeria was over as God Himself was on top of it. He reminded his listeners that the lesson the nation can learn out of this is that anything can happen. Therefore, in everything, we should remember God.

In a brief message during the second service, Wise Man Harry reiterated that broken focus is the real reason that many people fail. He quoted Philippians. 3:13-14 to back up his case. According to him, you cannot look in different directions at the same time. He told his listeners that as Christians, God has disconnected them from their past and given birth to their future. He advised them to chart a clear objective in life and follow the direction of their calling in order to make a difference in their worlds.

A video clip showed Wise Man Harry giving prophecy to a couple. Speaking to the man, the wise man told him that he could see a manhood problem in him and secondly, after he had finished urinating and pulled up his trousers,  urine would still come out  afterwards and stain his trousers. The problem of manhood, according to the prophecy, had caused fighting between the couple. At the end of the prophecy, prayed for Mr Asekome and he received his deliverance, in Jesus’ name. Coming into the open to confirm the prophecy, Mr Asekome said he had had the problem of poor erection for years because of staphylococcus. The couple had consequently been barren and gone to places in search of a solution. They came to The SCOAN as part of their efforts to end the barrenness. Meeting at home as a couple after the prophecy and deliverance, the family of Asekome received the good news at the end of the same month, that Mrs. Asekome was pregnant. Unable to hide their joy after many years of barrenness, the couple encouraged those watching them who might have similar problems to hold on to their hope and continue to trust in God.


David  and Franca from Ghana gave a testimony about the Anointing Water. David’s problem was low sperm count which caused the couple to be barren for years in spite of their yearnings and efforts to bear children. However, after watching Emmanuel TV in their home, the couple journeyed to The SCOAN in their continued efforts to end the barrenness. They received the Anointing Water in The SCOAN and went back to their home in Ghana where they prayed with the Anointing Water and ministered it to themselves. After a month, Franca became pregnant. Confirming the testimony as told by her husband, Franca, in unison with her husband, thanked the Lord for being so merciful to them.

Mr Austin Jerry Okoro, a Nigerian resident in South Africa, was privileged to receive the Anointing Sticker from a relative. As providence would have it, he stuck the Anointing Sticker to the windshield of his car. In June, Mr Okoro was involved in a very serious accident with the car. The accident made the car fly over a brick wall and hit a tree, causing it to be smashed, dented and so disfigured that it gave the immediate impression of having lost the lives of all its passengers in the accident.  All those who were alerted by the scene never thought there would be a survivor in the accident. Fortunately Mr Okoro, the owner and sole traveller in the car, did not even have a scratch on him due to the accident. Surprised and confused, his sympathisers advised him to go to a doctor for a medical check up in case he had an internal injury. When he was taken to a hospital for that, it was confirmed that he hardly sustained any injury in the accident. According to him, Jesus saved his life  through the medium of the Anointing Sticker he received from The SCOAN. He consequently advised his listeners to watch Emmanuel TV, letting them know that God can use any medium to heal, bless and deliver them.

In the mass prayer collectively led by the wise men, they focused on the various areas of life where people have problems and cited relevant portions in the Bible to prove that demons are the causes of the problems people experience. They therefore prayed fervently with the congregation and Emmanuel TV viewers worldwide to command satan out of their lives for them to live according to the will of God in their destiny. In course of the mass prayer, many vomited out the poisonous substances freeing them from the sicknesses in which they were held in bondage for a long time. Assured that every participant in the mass prayer had been dislodged from the grip of satan, Wise Man Racine said the grace.


In unison with the choir who rendered melodies occasionally to season the message and redound to the pervading atmosphere of spiritual solemnity, Wise Man Daniel made a distinction between messages and a message. The only message that brings the joy of salvation is the Gospel, he clarified. In his words, knowing the Redeemer brings joy that nothing can destroy. The Holy Spirit is the overcoming Spirit in us. Entitling his message ‘The Holy Spirit in us today’ and citing Galatians 4:4-7 as his proof text, the wise man averred that the Holy Spirit residing in us helps us to develop the virtues of Christian character. It renews our personality, desires and wills. The overcoming Spirit is not known to everyone. It comes only to those who are prepared for Him. The Holy Ghost must be the power, CEO and director in the house, otherwise you are on your own. It has nothing to do with family background, position or how fast you are. You cannot condition the overcoming Spirit. You cannot dictate for the Holy Ghost. Citing 1 Samuel 17:45-47, the wise man told his listeners that it was God’s Word from David’s lips that produced the overcoming Spirit against Goliath. With confession and testimony David overcame Goliath.
In a spirited effusion on the power of prophecy in separating God’s prophets from fake prophets, Prophet T. B. Joshua contended that while the failure of deliverance and healing could be attributed to lack of faith on the part of the recipient, that of prophecy goes to confirm such a prophet as a fake. He thereafter extols that singular uniqueness of prophecy that clearly sets it apart from healing and deliverance. In practical terms, some of the prophecies of the wise men in the previous week were visited for authentication.
The first video clip revealed Wise Man Harry issuing a message of prophecy to Mrs Ugochukwu Okegbo, a 28 year old lady from Anambra, Nigeria. In the prophecy the wise man employed all tact to draw the lady’s attention to one ugly experience she used to have occasionally. After diplomatically skirting round the issue, he went straight to the point and told her to her face that she was a bed wetter.

Confirming the prophecy as given by the wise man, Mrs Okegbo was immediately delivered by the Wise Man Harry. Standing on the platform beside her husband to give her testimony, Mrs Okegbo, a mother of five, confirmed that the ugly experience stopped after the deliverance and she also gave the historical background to the embarrassing experience. Isolating the gift of prophecy as a means of knowing true prophets of God from impostors, the prophet ordered that more prophecies should be visited.
The next video clip revealed a prophecy delivered by the prophet himself on a case of rejection. The clip revealed an epistolary interaction between Victoria Udoye who was based in the USA and her father, Dr Martin Udoye of NAFDAC, Nigeria. The said interaction clearly revealed the anger of the father as he instructed his daughter to ignore the issue of her children and concentrate on her studies in the USA. Uncomfortable with the angst emanating from her father, Victoria recollected the rift between her family and her parents in- law and considered the words of her father to her a case of rejection. She consequently flew from the US directly to The SCOAN to seek God’s opinion. It was while she was ruminating over her plight that it was mentioned in a prophecy. On the platform to confirm the prophecy a week after, the family, comprising Dr Martin and Mrs Francisca Udoye and their two offspring, the father revealed the mental ordeal he suffered in the hands of Victora’s fiancé by whom she had four children in five years and who too was a blood relation at home. The father went on to narrate how the money paid to him by an insurance company in respect of his eldest son who died in a road accident in the US was concealed from him by Victoria’s fiancé. Due to the sensitive nature of the families strife, the prophet put a hold to the testimony, promising to handle the family reconciliation privately.
The next video clip revealed Wise Man John Chi issuing a prophetic message to a lady and telling her that her husband deserved more respect than she hitherto gave him. He further asked for the cause of the fight between her husband and her. He added that when she slept a man used to come to her in her dreams.

Turning to the husband, the wise man prophetically told him that his request to God had been granted. In her testimony that day, the lady said that in a trance she saw her spiritual husband naked and was heading amorously for her. Instantly, she woke and got up. She then told the dream to her husband who, in reaction, held her hand and prayed with her to ward off the spirit. Appearing on the podium a week later for a full testimony after their deliverance, the lady told the congregation that the issue of contention between them was the number of children they should have. In disregard of her husband’s preference for the two they already had, Mrs Awobanjo went on unilaterally to consult her gynaecologist about having twins and came back to demand the money for treatment from her husband who refused to accede to her request and thereby escalated the misunderstanding into a fight. In pursuit of her stance, Mrs Awobanjo vented her anger through Face Book where she intimated to the internet world to void the marriage because of the misunderstanding. When his brother in France drew his attention to the internet notice, Architect Femi Awobanjo went about retrieving all the internet notices by his wife and proceeded tactically to appease her. The prophet emphasized in this case how love had turned the aggrieved husband into a peace maker.
The next video clip displayed the family of Mr Uche Ezebike whose wife had been healed of paralysis in The SCOAN in 1996. The clip displaying her helpless condition then also revealed the developmental strides of the church since then. Apart from the healing they got from the church, the Ezebike family also enjoyed much blessing from God in terms of children and finance. Before temptation set into their family, they were proud owners of four children and two trailers. However, the wife soon began to adopt a new style of life in which she treasured nocturnal outings from which she would come back home about 1.30 am, abandoning the household chores and the care of the children for the husband. In obedience to her advice which she got from a pastor, the husband sold the two trailers with other property and also put the education of the children on hold until the same pastor would advise otherwise. Though surprised like the congregation, the prophet promised to point them once again to success in their marital togetherness.
The next video clip revealed the Holy Spirit in its worldwide cleansing using the medium of the new Anointing Water. The new Anointing Water encapsulates the environment in which it is ministered in the Lord’s anointing, causing all contrary spirits to seek refuge thereby making those infected reel, fall, vomit and, in some cases, shake uncontrollably, being wreathed in deliverance. In the London branch, the Anointing Water sent a lady down in deliverance as the contrary spirit in her threatened to destroy her. The evil spirit revealed the lump in the lady’s back which was the mark used to trace her movement in life. After a shiver, she received her deliverance.
In the Cape Town branch, a similar scenario was repeated and a lady, 47 and Catherine by name, went to the toilet after the ministration of the Anointing Water where she voided the fibroid that had disturbed her for 17 years. In the Greece branch, a man with a strained arm was healed following the ministration of the new Anointing Water. The service was put on hold till Monday because of the eclipsing night fall.


The spell of adoration melodies which opened the service was followed by the message entitled, ‘A More Convenient Time’ given by Our Mother in the Lord, Evangelist Mrs Evelyn Joshua. In the message, she recognised that there is time for every activity under Heaven (Ecclesiastes). Man may work hard and struggle but only God can determine the moment of harvest. We need to include God in whatever we do for a good harvest. Waiting for a convenient time will cause assignments to pile up. A convenient time may not even come. There is need for us like the lame man at The Beautiful Gate to actively reach out to Jesus to claim His blessings. She went on to cite many excerpts from the Bible to buttress her point.

Mounting the altar in succession to Evangelist Evelyn Joshua, Prophet T. B. Joshua drew his listeners’ attention to the ongoing elections in Nigeria and called for prayers. He added that the sky is still cloudy but that with God on our side peace is achievable. After a moment of comments of assurance by the prophet on the new Anointing Water, some testimonies followed in corroboration.

A couple by name Alli from South Africa mounted the platform to give a testimony on their new born baby. Standing by his wife who was seated with the baby on her lap, Mr Alli, a Nigerian resident in South Africa, unfolded his testimony to the congregation in their rapt attention. According to Mr Alli, an emergency operation on his wife in the seventh month of pregnancy became imperative to save the life of the premature baby. After the operation, a number of complications, including symptoms of pneumonia and meningitis, on the health of the baby were detected. The health of the baby so deteriorated that it became inevitable to fix a respiratory tube to the baby by which it could breathe. The doctor expected the tube to be in place for three weeks at least. Meanwhile, Mr Fabian Alli had instructed his sister in Nigeria to go to The SCOAN, collect the Anointing Water and send it to him by DHL. To the glory of God, this scheme was effected under forty eight hours and Fabian was able to administer the Anointing Water to the baby. The tests conducted on the baby after the administration of the Anointing Water revealed tremendous improvements in its health. Many of the sickness –inducing bacteria earlier discovered in the baby, such as the ones in the upper respiratory tract, vanished along with the infirmities earlier mentioned. Miraculously, the tube for breathing disconnected itself from the baby at midnight without causing any breathing problems to the baby. All these miraculous happenings ushered the baby into good health as confirmed by the doctor. The couple told their testimony to the congregation who visibly rejoiced with them for the showers of miracles which their baby had enjoyed.

The next testimony came from Ngozi and her husband, Mr Eku, both from Kano, Nigeria . Ngozi was one of those delivered in the church about a year before by the man of God from the effects of community gods and shrines in their villages the fear of which had caused them not to visit these villages for over ten years. In the case of Ngozi, her village worshipped the python and her father, before he died, infected his compound with the water from the habitat of the python, making him and his family specially close to the python. As a beloved daughter of her father, Ngozi specially attracted the attention of the python to the extent that her marital life came directly under the influence of the python. She was constantly visited in her dreams by the python and the effects of these visits on her marital life were quite telling. Each time she was pregnant, the visit would induce a miscarriage. She lost six pregnancies and her first husband as a consequence of these visits. When she luckily got another husband and got impregnated by him, the visits never stopped. She lost the first pregnancy by the second husband to the python. Faced with the reality of ceased menstruation after a long season of hard luck, Ngozi was in a real dilemma. It was this, in a package of many other reasons, that necessitated her visit to The SCOAN on 28th February 2010 where she received deliverance in the hands of the prophet in the name of Jesus Christ. Among many benefits from the deliverance were the restoration of her menstruation and a pregnancy that was nurtured in peace resulting from the ostracism of the python from her spiritual life. With her baby girl as the only surviving one out of eight pregnancies, Mrs Ngozi Eku, now in a motherhood status, has every reason to thank God after the long journey of many disappointments has given way to joy and celebration.

In confirmation of the eclipsing powers of the Anointing Water, video clips revealing the works of miracle associated with the Anointing Water in other countries were activated for the benefit and consumption of viewers. The clips revealed works of miracle of the Anointing Water in Greece, Ghana and the United Kingdom. In each of these countries, the Anointing Water generated a spiritual aura where contrary spirits were rendered homeless and helpless leading to the deliverance of many of those hitherto held bound by such spirits. In Greece, for example, a woman with migraine and a spiritual husband was delivered by God using the medium of the Anointing Water. In the same country, a man with an injury in the knee cap and who consequently depended on crutches for movement also received his healing through the agency of the Anointing Water. Similar feats were recorded in both Ghana and the United Kingdom. In the UK, a woman who was demon-possessed was delivered by our Lord using the Anointing Water as a medium. In Ghana, the evangelist sent there by the prophet delivered a woman who was demon-afflicted. In the same way, a man who had been disabled for six years and relied on crutches for walking was also delivered and restored to full health and independence of the walking aids. There were many cases of people falling and being delivered from contrary spirits in all the countries mentioned.

A video clip also revealed the case of a pastor’s wife who received a prophecy from the prophet during the Monday noon service that she had run from her husband’s house to The SCOAN because of her life of breakage and stealing. Appearing on the platform with her husband, the woman, Ruth by name, confirmed the prophecy and admitted that she had been stealing right from infancy. She had had the spirit of stealing which made her break into people’s houses for their personal effects. In one of the cases, she stole a cloth in the market but a man promptly paid for it for her and cautioned that she should not be taunted and disgraced by the on-lookers. Her regular victim was a woman in their neighbourhood who dealt in provisions. About noon when the woman was away, Mrs Ruth Ajumo would jump the fence and break the woman’s door to pack her provisions. Unfortunately, the husband was not aware of this nefarious practice of hers. Delivering her from the spirit of theft, the prophet remarked that that trait in her was over.

The next case was that of a young man who decided to jilt his wife because of the unpleasant sexual experiences he used to have with her. According to Mr Toyin Taiwo, the man in question, each time he wanted to enjoy sexual intimacy with his wife, he would observe that his penis would shrink and look like that of a day –old baby but when he went to women outside to ascertain his situation, he would have a very surprising difference seeing his male organ ‘like an elephant’ in full erection. Assuming his wife to be responsible for this abnormality, he decided to end the marriage. Confirming this prophecy for the second time in the April 10th service, Mr Toyin however admitted that the situation changed since the Sunday before, following the deliverance by the prophet. Confirming the view, his wife informed the congregation that she had gone back to her marriage following the normalization, at work, of her husband’s private parts. The man of God exonerated the wife from all insinuations, maintaining that Mr Toyin, at the very time, had a mistress whom he nursed plans to have as a second wife.

The next video clip was among other reasons activated to correct the culpable presumptions among the congregants regarding the import of the prophecies issued to them. In the said repartee between Wise Man Christopher and Mrs Ezekweolome, the latter corrected the wise man erroneously about her own marital status. When Wise Man Christopher cautioned her to be careful about disappointments, the lady misinterpreted the expression and promptly told the wise man that she was already married. Making himself clearer, the wise man told her that he knew that. He was, on the contrary, simply warning her about the possible collapse of the marriage if care was not taken. Luckily for the wise man, her husband was around to add that he had sent her home the previous week because of her perceived misdemeanour. Defending herself on the last score, Mrs Ezekwelolome, a non working housewife, deprecated the repression she suffered in the hands of her husband who additionally habitually made her account for every kobo she received from him. She strongly felt that her views and wishes to engage in some private business deserved consideration by her husband. In his defence, the husband stated that apart from taking full charge of her education, he had sponsored her trips to France and the United States of America. Her recent wish to go to Dubai for business in gold would put the entire family at risk apart from rendering him the sole caretaker of the children. Speaking on behalf of the womenfolk, about four women in the congregation expressed support for the husband and praised him for his consideration for the welfare of the entire family while advising the wife to be contented with the contributions of the husband to her well-being. The prophet, while inviting them to a reconciliation meeting, expressed the view that a marriage where both participants saw themselves as equally gifted in sophistication and intelligence and neither was ready to bow to the other was indeed a difficult one to manage but with God all things are possible.

The assurance by the prophet that the Monday noon service was in place by way of continuation made the congregation concede to call it a day.