FEAR CHANGES FOCUS

It was Easter Sunday, so The SCOAN Choir began with a song celebrating Christ’s victory over death. And as undeniable manifestation of the power of resurrection, The Arena of Liberty flowed with the anointing of deliverance, healing and blessings.

“We are living in the end times,” Prophet T.B. Joshua began his Easter Sunday message entitled FEAR CHANGES FOCUS, adding, “and there is a manifestation of the spirit of fear all over.” In a highly interactive sermon in which he later asked some worshippers to sum up their understanding to him, the man of God read from Luke 22:39-43, the passage in which Jesus asked for “the cup” to pass over Him even as He asked for God, the Father’s will to be done.

The God of prophet TB Joshua is a wonder working God. If you are outside Nigeria, and you do not have the time or money to Come to Nigeria yourself, Look for some one you trust who can get the morning water or anointed stickers from Senior prophet TB Joshua. But if you do not have the time to come to the church and get it, send an E-mail directly to SCOAN ADMIN ( scoanonlineservices@gmail.com ) specifying what you need. We will send the morning water to you, it’s totally free.

He said, “The good news is that we have a Friend, the Holy Spirit, who can help us to fight this monster called fear”. He cited the case of our Lord Jesus Christ, who received strength from the Holy Spirit while in the Garden of Gethsemane. After illustrating how fear tends to rule our hearts and prevents us from reaching our full potential, the prophet asked worshippers to find out God’s will in their lives in every situation.

Racine spoke on the topic, A LIFE ANEW. Citing the Book of Romans 6:4-8, Racine spoke extensively on the power of Jesus’ resurrection noting that “to be born again, you must first die with Christ and resurrect with Him.” He noted the importance of breaking the link with our past and dwelling on the future, hence the reference to Lot and the man at the pool of Bethesda, among others. Racine therefore urged the congregation: “Each time you want to focus on your future the devil is already there, always there to remind you of your unworthy past in order to provoke your guilt, your fear and to hinder your future. Don’t look back.”

 

TESTIMONIES

“IT WAS LIKE 20 BREAKTHROUGHS IN ONE!” SAYS MAN HEALED OF EPILEPSY

A Nigerian from Edo State, Mr Nosa Ikhimiukor, was all smiles when he came to testify of the Lord’s goodness in his life, accompanied by his parents. In 2005, as he matriculated, he suddenly found himself experiencing epileptic seizures, sometimes having as many as five of them in one day. Exasperated about his condition, the doctors suggested he opt out of school but his father refused the suggestion, urging the doctors to help alleviate his child’s suffering. Mr Ikhimiukor’s seizures always left him depressed and in pains. Shamed by his condition, he kept to himself as he battled the aftermath of nightmares. One day, a friend told him about Emmanuel TV and the young man tuned to the channel. Seeing a case like his on TV, Mr Ikhimiukor resolved to attend The SCOAN. While there, God’s power fell on him as the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for him and he received his instant healing. Several months down the line, Mr Ikhimiuokor is still basking in the total freedom from epilepsy which the Lord had granted him. He has since regained his vibrancy and vitality. He has also begun to witness amazing career breakthrough. Now released to him are the professional certificates which the medical council had withheld from him because of his condition. Also released to him are his certificates in business consultancy and project management. He has also received certificates of recognition from renowned organisations. He advised people to believe in God.

 

HE ONLY WANTED A CHILD BUT GOD GAVE HIM MUCH MORE!

Mr Manuel Okomo, an Equatorial Guinean, had come to The SCOAN because of the problem of infertility. For eight years, his wife had been unable to fall pregnant, so the couple sought God at The SCOAN, with the wife’s brother also tagging along. As God had designed it, the three of them received a touch from Prophet T.B. Joshua, in Jesus’ name and as they returned home, good things began to happen in their lives. First, Mrs Yolanda Okomo conceived in the same month she visited The SCOAN and had a baby girl nine months later. Second, Mr Okomo witnessed incredible career elevation as he was appointed medical Director of his country’s largest teaching hospital. He was also appointed on the board of the largest international bank in West Africa. Third, his in-law, who accompanied them to The SCOAN that fateful day got a university scholarship in Barcelona, Spain and graduated as the best student in his set. Fourth, Mrs Okomo also got a reputable job. Testifying during The SCOAN Sunday Service, the Okomos, clutching their ‘miracle’ child Rebecca, advised people to have faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ.

 

REJECTED STONE BECOMES HEAD OF THE CORNER!

In 2014, when she came to The SCOAN for prayers, Mrs Elsie Nghikembua, from Namibia, had been battling with career stagnancy. This much was revealed to God’s servant, Prophet T.B. Joshua, who prophesied that the woman had been getting passed over for promotion at her workplace. Though due for a promotion in her organization, Mrs Nghikembua was surprisingly ignored when an opportunity showed up. Although she continued her work diligently, she suffered a high level of opposition in the system. She finally threw in the towel in 2016 when it was evident that she had no career future in the said company. she then applied for a position as Election Commissioner. Before submitting her application, she ministered The New Morning Water which she had received during her visit to The SCOAN on her documents. To the glory of God, she was one of the five selected for the position by the Namibian president. Again, in 2018, she submitted her application for the position of Assistant Director of Operations in the University of Namibia Business School. She again ministered the New Morning Water and she emerged as the successful candidate among close to 400 applicants. Before ending her testimony,  Mrs Nghikembua informed the church that she had first been to The SCOAN in 2009, with her husband. She testified that, on returning home, they were blessed with a daughter who will be turning nine years old later this year. She advised people to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus and He will see them through.

DELIVERED FROM SEVERAL YEARS OF BEDWETTING!

For a good 42 years of her life, Mrs Ernestine Williams was a bedwetter, something she had been battling with since she was seven years old. A Sierra Leonean living in Kenya with her husband, Mrs Ernestine had had to live with this embarrassing situation until last week, when she received her deliverance, in the mighty name of Jesus, at The SCOAN. Regarding the prophecies she received from the woman of God, Mrs Williams confirmed that her late grandmother had been a worshipper of marine spirits and that she was named after her grandmother. She also confirmed that her sister suffered the same problem of bedwetting. Concerned about her daughter’s condition, Mrs Williams’ mother had taken up the matter, visiting spiritualists in Guinea together with her daughter, all to no avail.

Since her healing last week at The SCOAN, Mrs Williams has literally kept a clean sheet, just as her spirit husband has been banished forever. Glorifying God for her healing and thanking her husband for not abandoning her even though he had discovered her condition before marrying her, she advised people not to ignore their partners and to run to God for solutions to their problems. On his part, Mr Williams said, “My wife’s strengths far outweigh her weaknesses; I do not reject her.” He urged people not to judge their partners’ character but to find out God’s reason for bringing them together.

MISS TAGOE TAKES TO HER FEET AGAIN!

A few months ago, Miss Gloria Tagoe, a 21-year-old Ghanaian living in Qatar with her mother, had suddenly found herself afflicted with the problem of bilateral deep vein thrombosis of the lower limbs. The condition left her unable to walk without the aid of crutches and a special pair of socks. Despite seeing medical experts, Miss Tagoe did not get better and had to drop out of university in Ukraine. At a point, she couldn’t breathe and had to be placed on oxygen owing to a blood clot that reached all the way to her lungs and at a point, she was totally bedridden.

 

 

Needless to say, she couldn’t bathe herself not to talk of cook

her own meals. Her mother decided to bring her to The SCOAN. After prayers from the woman of God, in the name of Jesus Christ, Miss Tagoe stood up and walked again for the first time in a very long time. As she took her first steps again, her mother exclaimed in excitement, screaming thanks to God in utter joyousness. Testifying in church the following Sunday alongside her mother, Miss Tagoe told of how her healing had started even as she began watching Emmanuel TV right in her country of residence. She walked around on the aisle as she shared her testimony with the world. She advised people to have faith in Jesus Christ, the

TB JOSHUA TAUGHT US TO TAKE THE BOLD STEP FOR JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD

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After the Pentecost Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of prayer. There at the gate of the temple they came across a certain man lame from his mother’s womb begging alms. Peter and John were also candidates the lame asked an alms. But Peter fastened his eyes on the lame man and said, “Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have to give I thee. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth rise up and walk”. Peter took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength. In this wise Peter and John took a bold step for Jesus Christ. Prophet TB Joshua, the founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, always used every opportunity to take a bold step for Jesus. He made healing, giving, prophesying, teaching, etc, looked so easy. He also confronted multiple adversaries from the kingdom of darkness with simplicity and courage. Critics even thought that TB Joshua was not praying over the cases, or simply dramatizing them. There was no spirit of fear or spirit of timidity in TB Joshua for God has not given us the spirit of fear but of a sound mind.

In the daily warfare for the kingdom of God, the Christian meets with seemingly numerous difficulties. It is an essential reminder to Christians of any generation and degree that all cowardice, all dread of danger, all shrinking from doing one’s duty for fear of man’s displeasure, proceeds not from the Spirit of God. From the Spirit of God proceeds the spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind.

Part of the legacy of TB Joshua is the understanding that through the grace of God, it is expected that each one he has impacted, will daily take a bold step for Jesus Christ. Our business will henceforth be going out to do exploits for God (Daniel 11:32); because we know God, we are made strong in God and we can do the exploits through the spirit of God. Already we have seen the signs that though we may not see TB Joshua physically with us but God remains our present help forever. God is our God forever and ever and He will be our guide even unto death. Ephesians (4:11-12) states that God gives to the church apostles, prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers “for the equipping of the saints for the work of service, to the building up of the body of Christ”. The holy spirit will equip everyone to do the work of the ministry. Every Christian should see their main business as serving God and therefore taking a bold step for Jesus Christ Daily.

TB Joshua Lives On !

OFFICIAL STATEMENT : SUCCESSION BATTLE IN THE TB JOSHUA MINISTRIES


Prophet TB Joshua Legacy Lives On

Following the fake news that is being circulated on Social Media about an alleged succession battle over who will be the next General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of all Nations (SCOAN) since the passing on to glory of Prophet TB Joshua. We (SCOAN) have now officially released a statement from our official Social Media pages to debunk the rumour to be completely false and should therefore be disregarded. The statements make it clear that there was an instruction by the Prophet before his death and that is what we will follow concerning how the SCOAN will be run. This is, however, not the first time there has been circulation of fake news since the demise of Prophet T.B. Joshua about who will take over from him. There was the news that some imaginary elders and a group of family members come together to agree to appoint the Prophet wife, Evelyn Joshua to take over as the new General overseer of The SCOAN. This was around when the wife of the Prophet and the entire SCOAN family were still mourning and preparing for the funeral celebration of the Prophet. It is important the Public know that SCOAN is an Apostolic Ministry that is led by the holy Spirit of God. The SCOAN doesn’t operate by man conventions and theory. Every action in the SCOAN is subject to the directive of the Holy Ghost. So also is concerning the new leadership of the SCOAN, it will not be based on public opinion, men’s emotions, convention and perceptions, it will be based on the directive of the holy spirit of God. We understand these are very important moments for the ministry of SCOAN. We pray for God to grant those of us at the SCOAN Headquarter the grace to continue to be submissive to His perfect Will in Jesus’ Name! Amen! Below is the SCOAN official statement:


OFFICIAL STATEMENT

“Our attention has been drawn to an article published in This Day Newspaper on Wednesday July 14th 2021 titled: ‘Synagogue: Succession Battle Begins as THISDAY Interview is Cited as Evidence.’ The contents of the article regarding an alleged ‘succession battle’ are completely false and should therefore be disregarded. We want to inform the general public that there is no succession battle at The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). We are sons and daughters of love and shall continue to let love lead as we follow the instructions laid down by Prophet TB Joshua. Thank you for your prayers and support as we continue to honour the life and legacy of Prophet TB Joshua.”

TRIBUTE TO PROPHET TB JOSHUA FROM THE WHITE HOUSE


“Prophet TB Joshua was a special gift from God to humanity. He was a herald of the Gospel and agent of transformation, economic empowerment and spiritual liberation. He is known by the Christian community here in the United States and around the globe as a man of prayer, prophetic insight, a dynamic teacher, philanthropist and humanitarian.

For over 25 years, he has been a great source of inspiration through televangelism which has broadly impacted the religious heritage of many nations and the world . His life reflects the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 1:21-23 – “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain. If I am to go on living in the body, this will mean fruitful labor for me. Yet what shall I choose? I do not know! I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far.”

He was indeed a 21st century prophet who has completed his assignment and has made his transition to join our great prophetic ancestors including Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, John the Baptist and Zechariah. Several scholars have listed him among the world’s most famous prophets.

It was always our desire to have Prophet T.B. Joshua to minister at our gathering here in Washington DC but God had other plans for him in this time and season. We thank God for the thousands of lives that were delivered from spiritual, social and economic bondage through his ministry. He has fought a good fight; he has finished his course and he has kept the faith. May his soul rest in peace and light perpetual shine on him forever more .”

From White House Prayer For Our Nation, Inc.

THERE WAS A MAN I KNEW

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Prophet TB Joshua

There was a man I knew who helped a former Head of State’s wife gain access to her husband whilst the latter was in detention and when his life was in danger, even though he had never met him.

There was a man I knew who gave $100,000 USD to a leading traditional ruler who was in need and wanted to go on a trip to America with his delegation, even though he had never met him.

There was a man I knew who bought a beautiful jeep for a former Nigerian/British football star who spent much of the time in his Church.

There was a man I knew who stood by the family of a leading SAN when the latter was kidnapped even though they had never met.

There was a man I knew who stood by the family of a former Minister of Aviation when the latter was in detention even though they had never met.

There was a man I knew who fed more poor people and paid the school fees of more young people than all the other men of God in Nigeria put together.

There was a man I knew who read about how the entire family of a young boy from Delta state was wiped out by assasins whilst the boy himself was left for dead with a cut throat but who took the boy into his Church, treated him in hospital, counselled him, sent him to school, took care of all his needs and raised him as his own son.

There was a man I knew who gave shelter to the homeless, food to the hungry, clothes to the naked and spiritual and physical succour to the needy more than any other.

There was a man I knew who counselled and led millions of people all over the world to give their lives to Christ and become born again.

There was a man I knew who filled football stadiums in South America, the Far East, Asia, Africa, Europe, the Middle East and indeed all over the world with his remarkable soul-winning and earth-shaking crusades.

There was a man I knew who gave scholarships to thousands of young people to study all over the world and who took care of thousands of widows and orphans.

There was a man I knew who footed the bills of many cancer patients and those that suffered from other terminal illnesses.

There was a man I knew who hated injustice and persecution with a passion and who helped and supported the vulnerable, the weak, the persecuted, the oppressed and the misrepresented and maligned more than any other.

There was a man I knew who set up the most popular and powerful satellite television station on the African continent to propagate the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and to display His glorious and remarkable healing and loving power.

There was a man I knew who was a real patriot, who loved his country Nigeria, who loved his continent Africa and who loved the Church more than any other.

There was a man I knew who flew more refugees from foreign lands back home to Nigeria and fed and gave them jobs more than any other.

There was a man I kew who never responded to his detractors and critics and who preached nothing but love and forgiveness.

There was a man I knew who was gifted in the prophetic, who worked many miracles in the name the Lord and who always gave God the glory.

There was a man I knew whose Church attracted 6 out of every 10 foreigners that come to Nigeria.

There was a man I knew who was better known and more loved and respected than any other Nigerian living or dead in the nations of the world.

There was a man I knew who prayed into power and counselled many world leaders and Presidents than any other.

There was a man I knew who was more comfortable in the company of the poor than he was in the company of the rich.

There was a man I knew who suffered more persecution and tragedy than any other man of God in Nigeria without ever complaining.

There was a man I knew who derived more joy in giving than receiving and whose charitable works and humility was second to none.

There was a man I knew who preferred to build prayer retreats with beautiful trees, beautiful animals and beautiful flowers than private universities.

There was a man I knew who inspired more than any other, who always made time for those in despair, pain and anguish, who always allayed the fears of those he counselled and who offered the best advice that anyone could ever hope for.

There was a man I knew who believed that kindness to even the cruel and loving even the unlovable was the duty of every follower of Christ.

There was a man I knew who never forgot his roots and who took pleasure in telling others about his humble beginnings.

There was a man I knew who never judged others, who prayed for his enemies, who loved those that hated him and who helped as many Muslims, Jews, Hindus and Buddhists as he did Christians.

There was a man I knew who was closer to being an angel than any other person that I have ever met before in my entire life.

That man’s name was Temitope Balogun Joshua the founder of The Synagogue Church of All Nations.

He was a great Prophet of the Living God whose remarkable ministry and extraordinary works shook the entire world and brought solace and hope to several generations.

He passed on a few days ago and we God glory for his life. Until the end of time he shall be remembered and celebrated for being the kind-hearted, loving, caring and generous soul that he was.

He was one of God’s ‘end-time’ Generals and his fruits and works speak for him.

Godspeed and fare thee well brother and please rest in peace. You ran your course, you fought a good fight, you did us proud and you earned your crown.

We will never forget you and the impact you made in our respective lives.

We shall meet again at the marriage feast of the Lamb and until then we shall hold on to your words and remember your counsel.

We shall be strong and bold in all things and at all times and we shall keep our flag of compassion, courage, honor and faith flying.

This is not the end but only the beginning of our journey into eternity.

O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy power? For even in the grave, Jesus is Lord!

I close with David’s famous words when he learnt apart the passing of King Saul and his friend Jonathan. He said,

“Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, Lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph…How are the mighty fallen in the midst of the battle! O Jonathan, thou wast slain in thine high places. I am distressed for thee, my brother Jonathan: very pleasant hast thou been unto me: thy love to me was wonderful, passing the love of women. How are the mighty fallen and the weapons of war perished!”- 2 Samuel 1: 20, 25-27.

I weep at your passing my brother TB.
Adieu and shalom great Prophet of the Living God and great son of Nigeria.

TB Joshua the Herald of the Possibilities We Enjoy in Christ

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It is still very difficult for many of us to accept that we may not see Prophet TB Joshua imparting his “God sent” hands-on us physically again. He was the focal point. For example, in February 2020, just before the covid-19 global epidemic, a visitor from Tanzania confided in me, when we were on the prayer ground, that Prophet TB Joshua was the main reason that brought them to Nigeria. Hence it is envisaged that the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, may be different without its Founder. Nevertheless, the legacies he left behind are strong enough for continuity. The type of gates Prophet TB Joshua built around SCOAN, is a “Dynamic-Absolute-Faith in Jesus Christ”. Normally the protection of a city would depend on the strength or power of its gates, during times of adversities like this, the gates of that city would usually be the first place of assault.

The acronym SCOAN does not refer to a building or an organization, but to people across the globe who have been taught to understand their identity in Jesus Christ, His completeness and sufficiency. In (Matthew 16:18), Jesus said that “…you are Peter (TB Joshua, SCOAN, you may insert your name if you know Jesus) and upon this Rock, (upon this revelation of My true identity), I will build My CHURCH, (SCOAN). Every Christian Ministry should learn lessons from TB Joshua and from SCOAN instead of just carelessly passing judgment, criticism, abuses on things they have the least information.

Many lessons can be learned by observing the life of another, in particular between TB Joshua and those under him. We can learn from their habits and disciplines, how they relate to others, and even from their faults, beyond news media speculations and gossips that depart from the truth. The relationship between Elisha and Elijah the master provides an excellent example. Elisha was destined for a double portion, but if he had never first offered himself as a servant to Elijah, he would have remained a farmer, never be known and never performed the amazing miracles that blessed the lives of so many others. The final time Elisha spent with his master indicates his total loyalty to his call. In (2 Kings 2:6-7) we read that, “Elijah said to Elisha, ‘Stay here, for the LORD has told me to go to the Jordan River.’ But again Elisha replied, ‘As surely as the LORD lives and you live, I will never leave you.’ So they went on together. Fifty men from the group of prophets also went and watched from a distance as Elijah and Elisha stopped beside the Jordan River.” (2 Kings 2:6-7 NLT).

One lesson all prophets have to learn from Elijah is the test he set for Elisha the then-upcoming young prophet. Three times Elijah told Elisha to stay behind, but each time Elisha the student refused to leave his master’s side. Others were watching from a distance, but Elisha wanted a close-up and personal view of what God was about to do in Elijah’s life. The fifty others watching from a distance were not left with the double portion, only Elisha the one who had persevered. Today many so-called prophets are not just watching from the distance but they constitute themselves to police of the social media and judges of the open social court. In (Matthew 12:27,36-37 KJV) we also read, “If I (Jesus) by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out? Therefore they shall be your judges. I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment. For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words, thou shalt be condemned.”

Therefore let us all take to heart as Prophet TB Joshua remains are laid within the SCOAN premises. The Saki of Arigidi and his entire Arigidi’s Elder Forum and Council of Chiefs’ efforts to bring the body of one of their illustrious sons to be buried in Arigidi are highly appreciated. The world has come to know TB Joshua not because he came from Arigidi in Nigeria but because of his works. His works are what all of us must support to continue so that he, Prophet TB Joshua, can continue to live on in all hearts. We are praying hard for the continuity of all TB Joshua’s Ministries. Even as he used to say that. “Better is not good enough, the Best is yet to come”, so it shall be. Prophet TB Joshua’s life is therefore the herald of the possibilities we have in Jesus Christ if only we can truly accept and believe.

PROPHET TB JOSHUA LIVES ON!!

PROPHET TB JOSHUA LAST INTERVIEW BEFORE HIS DEATH

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Prophet TB Joshua

Few days before the passing on to glory , four select journalists spoke to Prophet Temitope Balogun Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, in what appeared to be his last interview, on sundry issues. He particularly spoke about his calling, which he said could not be extended to his wife, Evelyn, except it pleases God hence she has remained in the background in the ministry. Segun James presents the excerpts:

How did you get the vision to lead a church?

I was called right here many years ago. Just a few meters away was the hut where I was staying as the other one is the hut where I pray and meditate and also read in absolute serenity. Vision comes from God through meditation amidst nature. Surrounded by nature you can concentrate. It is like you are talking of good lawyers, every profession must have a library, where you can sit down and do some studying. Without this place, I will not be able to concentrate and speak with the Almighty. So this is where I started and I must have a library and a place where I can enjoy nature, not the air condition or fan. So having nature around you is very good. God is nature and without nature you cannot understand the bible, because the bible is not history. When you are reading the bible, you are reading the Holy Spirit. So if you don’t allow nature, when you are reading, you will be reading history.

What is your dream for the future of the church?

We intend to build a university of science, which will incorporate our job here. When you talk of science, theology, medicine, these are the areas we will concentrate upon. When you have a student, this is where they should come and review whatever they are taught. You need some place like this, where you leave everything outside and come and hear the cocks’ crow. But outside here, when they are doing that, you can’t hear them because of noise.

So this place is very important to me. This is where I live, sleep and everything I do. If I want to see people outside here, I go outside, there is time for that, because the bible says that there is time to rest, time to work, time to rest is time to receive from God and time to work is time to give what you receive from God. And when you talk of time to rest, this is the best place to rest, not in the midst of technology or going to New York or travelling about but you rest in the midst of nature.

You said it all started here, how did it start given that this place was a swamp?

This swamp is the rejected stone. God spoke to me and brought me here, I have been following God’s vision and mission. When I am out of God’s mission I am finished. That is why you cannot see me outside here, you cannot hear me speak outside of here. What I want to show you now will leave you shocked. My brother saw it three days ago and was surprised. God’s time is the best and I always follow God’s time. So that is why I only called key people to show them this. So I have been following God’s time, that is why you will not see me preach every Sunday, or go on television to preach every day, I must hear from God before saying anything. Every time can be good for you and every time can be the best time for you, but for me, I must have a corresponding grace or power, because the Holy Spirit must suggest what to do before I do them. If not, I will not be able to have God’s result.

So this is why you are not seeing me out there – at weddings, naming ceremonies and coming to your office to grant and interview, this is the only church – the synagogue here in Ikotun and there is no other branch all over the world but it touches everywhere in the world. So, I am waiting for God to let me know if there will be branches or not. The important thing is that we should focus on building the people and not the church.

Given what is here, not much is reported, why?

They will soon get to know, we are just waiting for God’s time. There are many things to be done in this place. So things are at about 80% completion. If people should know about this place now, we will not be able to complete this job because it will cause distraction. So, it remains a bit for us to get to 95%, when we are at 95% we will let people know. It is going to be by grace, it is not something you pay money for, you can come and see people moving and praying. So, people will get to know; we are waiting for God’s time. After you leave here, I will like you to keep that information to yourself.

Why is it that you don’t want to talk about money?

Not that I don’t want to talk about money, because there are so many poor people around, if I begin to display what I have, can you imagine how much I will hurt those who are here? But whatever I can do to let them know that I understand what they are going through, I will do it. To give them money, to help them, supporting them, not to display what God has given me but to give them the support that they need.

You are always simply dressed, why?

If I have time to dress well I will do that.

Not much is known about your wife and family?

I am very happy about this question. I have a wife and I have children, and even my first daughter is doing her Phd and the second daughter is doing her master’s degree in Oxford. In all, I have three daughters, the last one is still in secondary school. I would have loved my wife to be like me but I cannot make her what I am; it is God. It is not possible for me to anoint her, God is the one that anoints people. So, it is not possible for her to sit here at the same time, this is not biological issue; it is inheritance from the saints, it is a partaker from the saints. Therefore, I should not use anything in my biological life to stop my spiritual life.

I am a native of Arigidi Akoko but as for my divine nature I am a partaker of the inheritance of the saints, therefore, it is so difficult for me. This is an apostolic ministry. It is not a ministry you read bible, go to theology school, you get it and you start preaching. No! It is purely divine. So, it is so difficult for me to display my wife, she has to be ready for God. As much as you are ready for God, God will display her.

Two things that are striking about you. One, you love gigantic projects, and two, you are heavily criticised by many people. How do you take them when you see them say uncomplimentary things about you?

It is always good if at the beginning they don’t see what is good about you. If they don’t see your journey at the beginning they will criticise you. It is good for you, at the end. So, if they praise you from the beginning it is not encouraging. If Nigeria has been accepting me right from the beginning of my mission, I think that will affect my mission to the world. I have gone all over the world, I am the only minister of God that organised a crusade in Israel. I have the certificate which was given to me in Israel. And I also went to Nazareth, where Jesus was born and organised a revival there. I am the first man of God to do that and it was carried in newspapers all over the world, Tell Magazine and the rest. An international cable news network carried it live when I was doing the crusade and a certificate was given to me. That is the greatest joy for any minister of God.

Why was there so much controversy about the crusade?

…Because it happened to Jesus, I cannot be greater than my master. A tenant cannot be greater than his landlord. If the landlord is criticised, who is the tenant? That is exactly what happened to Jesus. They said no, the Muslims were on the streets protesting, the Christian, Catholics and all. But I let them know that God sent me to do the revival in Israel. And top government functionaries, including Israel’s Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu also sent his representative. So, on the second day I finished the revival, it was God that took me out of the place and millions of people attended. So, you can imagine a man like that, you know what happened to my building when almost 200 people died in synagogue? The CD of what happened is out. If they can go to the extent of killing 200 people spread all over the world, just to get me, so anything close to Jesus can be attacked.

In blessed memory of our Father in the Lord, Prophet T. B. Joshua

Today you would have turned 58 years old… In this moment of grief and hope and gratitude we know that though not in person amongst us, you are much amongst us through your teachings in our hearts! Our hearts are filled with profound appreciation to the Almighty God for your life; a life that has been invested in the bettering of the lives of other people!

Throughout the years you have helped countless people to come to the right knowledge of God, you have pointed millions to the secrets of a content and happy life based on the principles of the Word of God, you have fought for the rights of the less privileged and have been a rare example of dedication to those who are in need; your works of charity inspire us!

You have also made yourself available to be used by God, and God has used you as an instrument to bring healing and freedom to those oppressed by the enemy of our soul. He has also used you as His messenger and has made His opinion on matters of global significance known through you throughout the years.

Yet, in the midst of all these you have remained the humble man you have always been; a friend to the one who is lonely and a comfort to the one who is in pain! We feel blessed to call you our Father, our Mentor and our Friend!

We pray that God may continue to bless your toil of decades for the Kingdom; we pray that God may ever fill your spiritual children with His Spirit so they may continue the mission of the Heavenly Father you prepared them for.
This is a tribute to the one that was and yet it is a tribute to the LIVING, for our God “is not the God of the dead but of the living”!!! (Matthew 22:32)

Until we meet you in person again… Happy Birthday our daddy, from here on earth!

“Let us dedicate this day (June 12th, 2021) to prayer and fasting. Don’t forget the needy.” – Prophet TB Joshua

THE GENERATION OF VIPER THAT SEE HATRED AND DIVISION AS HOLINESS

The hypocritical generation where are you heading to?

I have thought of this over and over again and it’s painful. I remember some minister attacked me because I defended my brother prophet TB Joshua during the collapse building and in many occasions.
Why do we see hatred , discrimination, division as holiness?

To the young ministers in the prophetic ministry, don’t allow any one to demonise you, make you leave in fear because they hate the prophetic and deliverance ministry. God does not come from any man of God village, no man of God can pocket God . Many preachers have died of depression because of some men of God, who are holiness vampire, who built their holiness and ministry by running down other men of God. Please stay by your convictions.

We have turn ministry to a cult, if you don’t belong to our group, submit to our spiritual father you are fake and diabolic. When a man of God dies from their circle its normal but if it comes from the prophetic circle, they demonise and call it all sort of names. We are waiting at the gate for this so call deputy God to make a comment about Prophet TB Joshua.

Yes, it’s good that you all are posting and writing condolence messages about Prophet TB Joshua.

Ah, I see a generation that prefer the saying of the people than the saying of Christ…
“That they may be one…” Saith the Lord.

You never celebrated him on his birthday, you never identified with him or even be bold enough to post his pictures on your ministry social media pages but you are now excited to post his exit picture on every of your platform, can you now see that this generation celebrate death more than living?

I have seen many preachers that makes reference to the messages and words of Archbishop Benson Idahosa but these same preachers never made mentioned of him or his words while he was still alive but they criticized him with passion during his lifetime.

What a generation?

They kill their generals at the war front and then begin to hail them after they have gone to glory.

They persecute them and throw them out of their midst and latter mourn for their departure…

Those teachers who were very careful with Apostle Babalola then that he was using evil power for Ministry, many of such and their children now make reference to Apostle Babalola’s prayer life…

Who has bewitched these folks called Christians?

You said, that man of God is fake and you are real, why not let us come together to pray to the only True God and let’s see if any diabolical power will be able to stand before the God of heaven?

You are the real preacher but you hate and jealous another preacher, can’t you see that you are next in command to the devil?

O God save my generation from this spirit of hate, jealousy and competition.

TO THE YOUNG MINISTERS OF THE GOSPEL:

Please don’t follow the footsteps of the jealous spirit of some elders, they tried but they failed totally in this aspect…

Since the day I discovered that all the dimensions of God are too versatile to be made manifest in one man and for that purpose God decides to manifest its divers manifestations through different people in different ways, I have made up my mind never to judge, disbelieve of criticize any man of God.

I’m tired of wickedness converted to holiness in this generation…

A generation that sees hatred as holiness..
A generation that that takes pleasure in discrimination than love…

There’s no difference between this generation and the generation that crucified Christ but when they read their Bible they blame those priest, scribe and Pharisees that killed the Master whereas their own generation appears more wicked than those of old.

Let love lead.

Shalom 

Sources: Joshua Iginla Ministries

PROPHET TB JOSHUA – JUNE 12th 1963 to JUNE 5th 2021

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“Surely the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets.” – Amos 3:7

On Saturday 5th June 2021, Prophet TB Joshua spoke during the Emmanuel TV Partners Meeting: “Time for everything – time to come here for prayer and time to return home after the service.”

God has taken His servant Prophet TB Joshua home – as it should be by divine will. His last moments on earth were spent in the service of God. This is what he was born for, lived for and died for.

As Prophet TB Joshua says, “The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it”.

Prophet TB Joshua leaves a legacy of service and sacrifice to God’s Kingdom that is living for generations yet unborn.

The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations and Emmanuel TV Family appreciate your love, prayers and concern at this time and request a time of privacy for the family.

Here are Prophet TB Joshua’s last words: “Watch and pray.”

One life for Christ is all we have; one life for Christ is so dear.

TB Joshua Brings his Congregation and Viewers Back to the Bible

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Prophet TB Joshua, the Bishop and Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, may no longer need an elaborate introduction. He’s well known both by friends and foes across the globe. Anytime he enters the congregation goes aglow. But there is still something significantly missing about Prophet TB Joshua, his mission and his place in the scriptures in the minds of the public. It is sufficient for us to tell the world that SCOAN exists to move individuals closer to Jesus every day, leading to life transformation and changing nations. This is demonstrated through Prophet TB Joshua’s thorough teachings, demonstration of the power and presence of the Holy Spirit, and engaging and making disciples for Jesus. In the world today there is no comparable ministry that reflects Jesus as clearly, precisely and truly as SCOAN. It is only the grace of God that this Ministry is located somewhere here in Lagos Nigeria, of all places Africa!!! It is maybe because Africa is perceived as poor but God knows we are rich in the Spirit.

So who is Prophet TB JOSHUA? Jesus once conducted a poll about Himself and Peter who gave the right answer must have done so influenced by the Holy Spirit. Shortly after when the same Peter knew that Jesus would be going through death on the cross he pulled Jesus aside and rebuked God’s divine plan. Similarly, the dispersed disciples leaving Jerusalem for Emmaus also took Jesus for a physical political deliverer of Israel in their discussion. In addition, the Jews were convinced that Jesus was coming to lead an insurrection and bring Israel to the point of being a sovereign nation. They like to be a glorious nation. Then the Jews surrounded Jesus and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly”, (John 20:24). Hence it is natural for everyone to know their prophets and their missions respectively.

Prophet TB Joshua has come to bring the world back to the Bible and pointing the way to Jesus. This generation has derailed a great deal, totally gone astray on posterity gospel in particularly, questing to raise large crowds who merely want to hear what they like and not what God is saying. The race for church leadership is going to continue to lead to more infighting and killings in the different congregations. SCOAN is not going to be immured in these struggles in the future but with a proper foundation and the Holy Spirit leading all shall be well. Hence SCOAN is a Church that will stand the test of time, with minimum rebuke from Jesus, if it continues in the path set by its founder. It will be so hard to advance beyond the spiritual high standard already set but Jesus told His disciples, “And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high”, (Like 24:49).

YOU TUBE SUSPENDING EMMANUEL TV TOUCHES THE VERY HEART OF JESUS GOSPEL MESSAGE

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When recently YouTube suspended Emmanuel TV’s YouTube Channel, citing a reason based on “Seemingly Social Justice” and not focused on “Sin and Redemption”, we have been taken aback. Their reason and action strike on the very heart of the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the need to be set free from sin and all its practices and not take comfort in a cosmetic social justice. The Bible commands us to take care of the helpless, the unfortunate and defend those who are oppressed. This is a very important part of what it means to live out our Christian Faith and which Prophet TB Joshua, the Bishop of SCOAN and founder of Emmanuel TV, has been preaching across the globe, not just in a remote Lagos neighbourhood.

Perhaps it is necessary to attempt to align YouTube and many others on the core message of Jesus Christ which has become Christianity and the Gospel. It is that Jesus died for our sins, was buried and resurrected, and thereby reconciled us to God. This is the message that will truly bring freedom to the oppressed. If an organization the status of YouTube intends to contribute meaningfully to public life in the 21st century it should have an open door for all. They must also understand that the Bible must be preached entirely, with power and glory in Jesus Christ, without compromise.

We also want YouTube to be aware that many “Christians” today find the concept of God willing His Son to die on the cross to be embarrassing or even appalling. They even take it to be “child abuse,” the idea of blood atonement is de-emphasized or denied altogether, with social justice and good works enthroned in its place. Prophet TB Joshua and his ministries, including Emmanuel TV, have attracted world attention, not for the reasons alluded to him by YouTube but by the sound and complete Gospel of Jesus Christ coming from them. Social justice can be persuasive and enticing, but carried out to its logical end in many areas it is an assault on the foundational framework of Christianity, leaving it disarmed of its saving power. We encourage YouTube and its owners to consider this moment a time to pray about finding and supporting fellowships that are more “Biblically Faithful Church Communities” rather than suspending or banning them. Emmanuel.

WHO KNOWS GOD’S INTENTIONS?

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Don’t measure your Christian life by your situation such as sickness, disease, depression, poverty or barrenness. Do not judge your Christianity by current life conditions . The way and manner God executes His plan in our lives differs. Who knows what would have happened if your prayer for better conditions had been answered? Who knows what the wealth would do to you and your family if you had received it at the time you wanted it?

God’s time is always the best, . As a Christian, whatever situation you are in may be to strengthen your desire for God more ; it may be to stop you for a while in order to prepare you for the challenges ahead; it may be to keep you for a new level. The consequences of our behaviour might have cost us our jobs, however it did not change the fact that God loves us and wants to get us back on our feet. Our Creator would forgive us and would show us what to do next. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and would forgive us our sins. He can forgive us anything.

All of us have made decisions that we regret and all of us can be forgiven and start all anew . Now, if you have not known the Lord, Jesus, give your life to him today and you will become connected to the One who made you. When He becomes your Lord and Saviour, everything becomes different; you think differently, you dream differently, have a sensitivity that you have never had, and have the privilege of having the Creator assist you in all that you do. Listen to the God of all creation today and your life life will be made whole.

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BE CONSCIOUS OF THE FUTURE YOU’RE YET TO SEE

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Anyone who gives to others is conscious of the future because he would find help if he ever falls on hard times. Never come around people just because of what you can get but come around people because of what you can give, for the Bible says it is more blessed to give than to receive (Acts 20:35). There must be mutual giving, understanding and love. This is the kind of relationship approved of God. By giving, we mean making selfless sacrifice, not giving only those things we do not really need, but what our life depends on too , what we cherish also . Each party involve should be ready to make some sacrifice in order to keep their relationship going. If you want to keep a relationship, you would not visit your friends, your partners only at your spare time – the time you do not have any serious matter at hand.

The primary reason in asking for God’s blessings should be to share them with others. When your needs are met, you have an abundance to share with those around you. Everything you have as a Christian came from God. Everything you will receive in your future will come from God. When you give for God’s sake, you are planting seeds that would be multiplied back unto you.

FILLED WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT AND POWER


Last week, a set of Emmanuel TV Partners in Nigeria and neighboring countries had gathered to receive the new Anointing Water and Sticker. In addition to the faith tools, they also received prayer ministration by Prophet T.B. Joshua over the phone. What transpired during that prayer session, as well as during the picking up of the items, is yet another proof that God’s power knows no barrier of distance or time. Indeed, there were manifestations in various forms as people experienced healing, deliverance and salvation in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Prophet T.B. Joshua had begun with words of encouragement and assurance to the assembled Partners, among whom was a group of visiting pastors and ministers from the Latin American nations of Argentina, Brazil and Mexico, among others: “I want to tell you that God is with you and that no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper! My being here is mightier than when I am there. So, rejoice!”


He then repeatedly prayed for the Holy Spirit to fill the people, even as he broke into a song on the power in the Blood of Jesus Christ. “Be filled with the Holy Spirit!” he declared. Afterwards, the man of God reassured the people: “I’m aware you are there and Jesus Christ too is aware you are there. I want to tell you that you are not there on your own; you are there by the grace of the Holy Ghost. In the mighty name of Jesus Christ.”

Prophet T.B. Joshua also said a prayer of forgiveness with the people: “If there is any sin you have committed, any wrong you have done – Lord Jesus forgives you! Any sin they might have committed, in whatever way – Lord Jesus, forgive them! Lord Jesus – I cover them with the Blood of Jesus!” At this point, many of the people had begun to respond to the potency of the Spirit, with many thrashing on the ground and vomiting the poisonous substances in their system.


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HAPPY 15th ANNIVERSARY EMMANUEL TV!!!

Good Morning and Win Today! Fifteen years ago on March 8th 2006, Emmanuel TV embarked on an exciting journey of changing lives, changing nations and changing the world – through the glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ!!!

The Bible says – faith comes by hearing the Word of God (Romans 10:17). The people hear and change. Nations hear and change. The world hears and changes.

As Prophet TB Joshua says, “God’s purpose is our purpose and His mission is our mission – that is what we are born for, living for and going to die for. His purpose is to preach the Gospel to all mankind and His Gospel is quite simple.”

To our viewers, friends and partners all over the world – thank you for joining us on this incredible journey! Better is not good enough; the best is always yet to come! God bless you all for your continued support. Emmanuel!

BE SPIRIT-FILLED

Prophet T.B. Joshua, under the leading of the Holy Spirit, mobilised huge human and material resources to the Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic in late November 2017 for a two-day revival crusade for the entire nation as well as a one-day pastors’ conference for ministers of the Gospel. As would be expected, thousands trooped to the public revival not only from the Caribbean but also other parts of the world. Similarly, the pastors’ conference was a big opportunity to “kindle afresh the gift of God” in preachers of the Word. To the glory of God, thousands received healing, deliverance, breakthrough and salvation at the events.

At The Dominican Republic Pastors’ Conference 2017, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a sermon titled ‘BE SPIRIT-FILLED’.

He took his reading from 1 Corinthians 2:4,10-11 as he strongly encouraged participants to commit to serving God in Spirit in order to see the Word work wonders in their lives. He advised them to engage with God’s Word in an attitude of reverence and obedience. He said, “To be rooted, grounded in the Word, we need to search the Word and stand in reverence of it…. As we stand in reverence, the Spirit will be released. As we obey the Word, the Spirit will be released.”

Prophet T.B. Joshua further said that reflecting on the Word of God through the Spirit is a sure way to encounter the invincible power of Jesus Christ. In his words: “The Word takes the place of the unseen Christ. Meditate on it – it’s a visit with Him. The more we meditate on what we read, the more the Spirit acts on it…. I mean, the more the Word dominates our heart, the more it influences our conduct and character.”

Reading from Mark 16:18, Prophet T.B. Joshua spoke about how the Word of God brings about healing, deliverance and salvation. He said: “It is the Word that has taught us the value of the name, the authority of the name and our legal right of using the name Jesus Christ. God’s Word has priority over His name. We are saved by the Word. We are saved by the Gospel, which teaches us that Christ died on the Cross for our sin and rose from the dead.”

Prophet T.B. Joshua therefore advised the ministers to treat the Bible strictly as the spiritual book that it is, not as a secular document inspired by mere human wisdom. He said: “It is possible to know the Word and be sound in doctrine and never be converted…. It is not theory of the Word, it is not history of the Word that builds one up spiritually; we are only made spiritual by living in the Word and by the Word living in us. It is not only committing the Word to memory, which is valuable, but it is letting the Word become an integral part of our being.”

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A HARVEST OF TESTIMONIES ON THE NEW ANOINTING WATER AND STICKER

Since God’s servant Prophet T.B. Joshua released the New Anointing Water and Sticker, people all over the world have been experiencing healing, deliverance and salvation, as well as all forms of blessing and breakthrough in their lives. Whether in Europe and the Americas or in Africa and Asia, it has been the same stories of protection, promotion and prosperity, even as people come to further realisation of the truth in God’s Word in Psalm 127:1 – “Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.

And so, it was the Lord’s doing through the medium of the New Anointing Water when Daniel from Ghana finally received his documents for permanent residence in Spain. Previously he had been denied by Spanish immigration authorities, even though he had stayed long enough in Spain to earn a Master’s degree there. It was Daniel’s faith that moved God’s hand after the water was ministered on him over the phone by a friend in Ghana.

Like Daniel from Ghana, Sibusiso’s case is also about breakthrough after receiving the New Anointing Water in the USA. The South African, who resides in the USA, saw God intervene in his case as he clinched a management position in one of America’s top airlines. After interviewing for the position, Sbusiso had all but disqualified himself considering the higher qualifications and experience of the other candidates. But the battle was the Lord’s, not Sbusiso’s! And so he got the job. Praise the Lord!

It was the same faith that Victor exercised when he called his mother over the phone and prayed for her while ministering the New Anointing Water. His mother’s left hand had been in very poor shape, nearly starting to wither following injuries from a gunshot. In a matter of days, Victor’s mother’s right hand had regained its vitality and now she can use it comfortably.

How about the case of Caleb, a Ghanaian living in South Africa? Caleb had been going in and out of hospital for the last six months, even as he depended heavily on medications. But his health status changed as soon as he vomited the impurities in his system, following ministration of the New Anointing Water on him over the phone. “By the grace of God, I am healed. Now I can do the things I couldn’t do before,” he testified.

Omotole also received instantaneous healing where she had gone to pick up her New Anointing Water and Sticker. The Nigerian resident of the USA said her medication-defying neck pain had vanished as she fell under the anointing at the venue. “I can turn my neck – no more pain! I give God all the glory!” she said cheerfully.

Also quite spectacularly, Carolanne in the USA broke free from the contrary spirit that had been responsible for congestion in her right ear, throat and chest. This condition had made it virtually impossible for her to showcase her singing talent to the world. How did she receive her healing? Just by placing the pack of the New Anointing Water on her ailing body parts! As every clogged part in her body has now opened up, Carolanne can sing like a canary again! Glory be to Jesus!

Donatien from Benin Republic is another witness to God’s power. He had been rushed into emergency because of general fatigue, which was diagnosed as chronic asthenia. While at the hospital he received a short prayer video in which the New Anointing Water was ministered. In faith, he connected with God’s Spirit and began to feel better immediately. The day after his discharge, he excreted the leftover impurities in his system. Who else could have done this but God Almighty! Indeed, distance is no barrier to the move of the Holy Spirit.

In her own case Esther expelled the poisonous substances in her system through vomiting after ministering the New Anointing Water. Her testimony had in fact begun once she collected her faith tools package, as her worry had disappeared right then. She exclaimed, “God has set me free! God has delivered me!” She then advised others: “If you have the opportunity to receive this Anointing Water, don’t decline it.”

And how about Precious, a Zimbabwean young woman? Precious was suddenly thrown backwards from her seat while placing a hand on a computer screen displaying the New Anointing Sticker. Not having envisaged what was to happen, Precious had had to retrieve video evidence of her experience from the CCTV camera in her office. She recalled that all symptoms of illness had vanished from her body by the time she woke up the following morning.

A similar experience was reported in George’s family. Just about the time when the package containing the New Anointing Water and Sticker was dropped in the family’s mail box, George’s young son reported seeing a figure in a white robe standing close to the family’s prayer room. “I really thank God for the experience,” he said.

In Asia, a boy who had been born deaf also received his healing after a few sprays of Anointing Water in his ears. Now he no longer needs hearing aids. For sure, nothing compares to God’s power!

From a USA couple healed of leg swelling and inability to see without medicated glasses to South Koreans and citizens of other countries hoping for their own miracles, there were words of heartfelt gratitude to Prophet T.B. Joshua and the Emmanuel TV Team for the gifts of the New Anointing Water and Sticker.

Many also thanked Prophet T.B. Joshua for making himself a worthy vessel in God’s vineyard. One of them, Roger from the USA, summed it up: “I am just so grateful for the refreshing way, T.B. Joshua, that you give without thought of return. I wish other men of God would take your lead on that issue. I praise God for your giving, wonderful ways. May God bless you!”

WALK OUT OF DARKNESS

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“And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.” Romans 13:11-12

When faith’s light has gone out, life becomes a weary road. Are you tired of walking down a weary road where fear, anger, envy, jealousy, greed, lust and darkness are the order of the day? Rather than joining others to complain and murmur, decide to walk out of the darkness of your situation. As children of God, we are not here to get used to the dark but to shine as light. Remember, God has put His Word in your heart and that Word is a lamp to your feet and a light to your path.

Blessed is the man who follows the path of God – even in darkness, light shines, dawns for the upright (Psalm 112:4).

No matter how dark your today may seem, Jesus is the Owner of your soul. Ask Him to help you walk out of darkness:

Lord Jesus, I come with my emptiness that I may be filled. I come with my weakness to receive Your strength. I come with darkness, seeking Your light.

TESTIMONY

YOUR PAST IS OVER AND DONE WITH

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If you want to be successful in life, do not look back; it is a dangerous thing to do unless it is meant to glorify God for what He has done in your life. Be a forward looker. Discovery is for forward lookers. – TB Joshua

Jesus is a tomorrow thinker. We are made in our heart to be like Him. To be like Jesus is our goal. If you would be like Jesus, you are to be a tomorrow thinker. He is not so much concerned about our present as our future. Jesus said to the woman caught in the act of adultery, “Well then, I do not condemn you either. Go, but do not sin again” (John 8:11). When He met the man He healed at the pool of Bethesda, Jesus said to him, “See, you are well again, stop sinning or something worse may happen to you” (John 5:14).

In these passages, Jesus was simply sending the same message to both the adulterous woman and the man He healed at the pool: Both of them were rescued from death by His grace. He was like saying to them, ‘See, your past is over now; stop looking back or something worse might happen to you. I am not interested in your unworthy past. Now that you are sanctified and cleansed by the words I have spoken to you, you should remain cleansed. It is very dangerous to look back; focus on your future and I am that future’.

When your past is over, your accuser would flee because the only thing that connects you to him is your past. He has no other information about you. The Bible says, satan is our accuser. If you want to be successful in life, do not look back; it is a dangerous thing to do unless it is meant to glorify God for what He has done in your life. Be a forward looker. Discovery is for forward lookers. It is by looking forward that you discover new things, new horizons and new opportunities you would not have ordinarily dreamt of.

Remember only faith pleases God, and faith focuses on God instead of our past. It acts now, believes now, receives now and confesses now. If you are to solve today’s problems, using the approach of yesterday, you would not make a difference. Therefore, you must change your attitude, character, general approach to life, in order to reset your mind.

Looking Forward With Prophet TB Joshua to a Quick SCOAN Reopening

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As we progress in the calendar year in this New Year 2021, our expectations and hope for a better year become higher because of our faith in Christ Jesus who has called us to follow Him. Moreover, we expect a fresh beginning every day, and a new fellowship opportunity to increase our faith in him , despite that the heaviness of the past year 2020 is real. Many have suffered losses of family and jobs, lack of fellowship in isolation, loss of finances and health, and gave up their dreams in their isolation especially because of covid-19. The fellowship we take for guaranteed in the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), our Arena of Liberty, is becoming a prayer point as we want to be there again. Of course, our God offers hope in our struggle and help at our worst and hardest moments. Hence as we look forward into the unknown future, we can also look into God’s Word and find hope for the unexpected days ahead. In particular, Church reopening in some form has to be considered without delay and the form is what God shall tell our Prophet TB Joshua. The SCOAN has not surrendered either to the noisy mod crowd or to any covid-19, which are only mere challenges as the prophet himself knows, (James 1:2). We thank God for the New Anointing Water and the Ministry of “Distance is Not a Barrier”. This is amazing and may God continually renew His anointing on Prophet TB Joshua for greater leadership. We also notice the dilemma the Church finds itself these challenging days, between the carnal and secular world always looking for condemnation and the lukewarm congregation. The modern Christians the prophets of God have to deal with today is a people accepting the Grace of Jesus but rejecting the Law and the Righteousness of Jesus, or the Jews who accept the Law but rejecting the Saviour.

Jesus reassured His disciples in (John 14:3) when He said, “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also”. This is a very weighty and strong hope for the downcast disciples as many are today. It’s a reminder that not only is there a day coming when Jesus will return for His children, but also the promise that He is preparing a heavenly home right now for all those who put their faith in Him for salvation. This gives the believers heart great help and hope as we look toward unexpected circumstances. No matter what comes our way or what struggles we encounter, one day we will reach our heavenly home and there will be no more pain or sorrow there. Therefore we shall not worry, “about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Sufficient for the day is its trouble”, (Matthew 6:34).

It will be recalled however that in places where fellowship, schools, and institutions have reopened responsibility has been placed squarely on the shoulders of participants and other stakeholders. Closing institutions indefinitely is going to be more harmful to the society than its cause, covid-19. On this, we are so comfortable for the preparation of Prophet TB Joshua, both on prophetic ministry and provision of faith materials on the subject matter. Hence we encourage that people must be allowed into SCOAN freely to come and see that the Lord is good just as young prophets and the public need improved faith through challenging times like these. Despite the challenges, we are “anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, we let our requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

On this occasion, Prophet TB Joshua can be likened to John the Baptist in many ways. John the Baptist did not mingle himself with the elites in Jerusalem schools but separated himself to become a crying voice in the wilderness waiting on God. He came out preaching repentance and baptism, (Luke 3:1-19). The SCOAN is a Holy Spirit movement requiring all of us to wait for the voice of the Lord and a movement taking Prophet TB Joshua to solitary places to learn and hear from God. We have enough evidence to know that many angels are working in the ministry together with the Holy Spirit. The SCOAN population would not allow any anxiety to creep into their minds and hearts. Prophet TB Joshua taught us that desperation or anxiety is a silent distraction that seems to live everywhere we look. May the Lord Jesus continually bless our prophet and the Church in his charge!

Remember! scoanonlineservices@gmail.com is the only recognized SCOAN email for the online acquisition of the faith tools for 2021

Emmanuel.

Prophet TB Joshua Back From the Mountain Top With Renewed Anointing

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In Mark Chapter 8 Jesus taught His disciples series of lessons. For example, Jesus asked them, “Why doth this generation seek after a sign?” But He also said to them that “There shall no sign be given unto this generation”. Again He asked them, “Whom do men say that I am?”, and, “But whom say ye that I am?” To which Peter answered, “Thou art the Christ”. Then six days after Jesus took with him Peter, and James, and John, and led them up into a high mountain apart by themselves and He was transfigured before them. There Jesus’ raiment became shining, exceeding white as snow; so as no fuller on earth can white them. When they finally came down Jesus taught every one of us a golden lesson saying, “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth”, (Mark 9:23).

Before the end of the year 2020, it was made public on Emmanuel TV that Prophet TB Joshua was on a mountain praying. To his critics, they would think that the publication was self-gratifying but to his followers, we were praying along with him so that God would locate our cases. Jesus had said our generation wouldn’t be convinced by signs but Jesus had blessed Prophet TB Joshua with a new awesome breakthrough in the form of a “New Anointing Water”. Jesus has given Prophet TB Joshua a renewed anointing. I am incapable of either writing or commenting on this phenomenon breakthrough but I can say that Prophet TB Joshua knowns about the suffering of the world and that he cares. He is a Prophet with “Faith in Action”, not one asking you to sow seed before you get from Jesus but to have faith in Jesus Christ. We congratulate Prophet TB Joshua by saying “Thank You Jesus” from the bottom of our heart.

We hope the prophet will soon reveal his vision about the year 2021. We all know that 2020 was full of challenges and it became part of Prophet TB Joshua’s concern and prayer points whilst on the mountain. The secular world with its agenda has developed various vaccines to combat the ranging covid-19 pandemic. The unpalatable consequences of covid-19 are going to be felt from henceforth. Our only hope is our unshaken faith in Jesus who already knows everything. Jesus is working with His holy prophets and He is also willing to use any one of us. The current New Anointing Water introduced by Prophet TB Joshua is his version of “Faith Vaccine”, not just against simply covid-19. We pray the prophet will find time to pray on Emmanuel TV for all people who have faith in it to “Touch the Screen of their own TV” and experience God’s touch in their various homes across the globe. Jesus had said, “All things are possible for him that believes”. We believe, Lord Jesus, that you are the Son of God and the Messiah of the world, kindly help our un-believe. Emmanuel

LEAVE YOUR NEXT TO GOD

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“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going. John 14:1-6

The greatest cause of human fear is the worry about tomorrow. As we have entered the New Year 2021, it is an opportunity to reflect on all that the year 2020 has taught us. We have learned so much in the year of humility with its unprecedented challenges; we don’t need any greater sign to tell us to come back to God.

Whatever you may be facing today, you can restart your life today by leaving your next to God. ‘Next’ means one minute from now, one moment from now – your future. Today is yours but tomorrow belongs to God. So, don’t be discouraged if your today looks so bad. Remember no man can tell by the present signs and situation what the future holds for him. Our Lord Jesus Christ was born in a stable; He didn’t stay there. Don’t let your mind stay in failure, don’t let your heart dwell in pain – because when you walk with the Lord, He will walk you through whatever life brings.

Jesus was known More By What He did Than What He Said

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Prophet TB Joshua Praying at Mountain Top

In (Luke 24:13-35) on the road to Emmaus, right after the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the resurrected Jesus joined Himself in walking with two of His disciples on that way. These disciples didn’t recognise that it was Jesus walking with them on the way. “That very day two of them were going to a village named Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem, and they were talking with each other about all these things that had happened. While they were talking and discussing together, Jesus Himself drew near and went with them. But their eyes were kept from recognizing Him”, (Luke 24:13-16).

Why the two disciples recognized Jesus in the breaking of the bread and not in the teaching and exposition of the scripture on their way to Emmaus might have been designed to be so for our learning. However, the disciples might have got used to how often they had seen Him break bread. Jesus often brought down the wrath of the religious elite upon Himself because of His dietary customs. He ate food with sinners and tax collectors in violation of the sanctimonious taboos of His day. He would refuse to send His followers away until they had been fed. His followers had seen him take a little boy’s lunch of two fishes and five loaves, bless this food, break it, and then distribute it to a throng of people that numbered in thousands. It is easy to recognise Jesus, a generous Friend like no other, a Lover of humanity, the Bread of Life, One ready to abide with us at the slightest invitation. Jesus had taught His disciples that when they fed another who was hungry, it was as though they were doing it to Him. These were among the flood of memories these disciples brought with them to the table at Emmaus. Maybe it is no wonder they recognized Him in action, perhaps their little bread became big enough for all three of them after Jesus blessed it.

To start the New Year 2021 Prophet TB Joshua in his usual characteristic went to a solitary mountain to pray and communing with God at a mountain. The prophet went up the mountain seeking the face of God for divine intervention on the cure for the afflictions currently facing the entire world. Prophet TB Joshua has both compassion and empathy for the general human race. The result of his prayer at the mountain is that he has been mandated to release some messages in addition to releasing some faith materials for the year 2021; the New Anointing Water and the New Anointing sticker, tagged “Not Mine But God’s Own.” Those of us following TB Joshua would be able to recognise him more by his actions, by his laying of hands, generous giving, etc, and not just the excellent teachings the Televangelist gives his global listeners daily. People will keep coming up to Prophet TB Joshua for prayer and to build their faith because the prophet is realistic and practical. While the rich world is investing heavily in vaccines the prophet is praying and investing in faith-building materials.

The question to ask ourselves is whether our actions have ever helped others to recognize Jesus today. Whether we carry the mark of Jesus Christ. Whether we are willing to be clothed with the “Promise of the Father” to witness for Jesus in our chaotic world. James (James 2:15- 16) said: “If a brother or sister is ill-clad and in lack of daily food, and one of you says to them, ‘Go and be filled’, without giving them the things they needed for the body, what does it profit?” If anyone has the world’s goods and sees his brother in need, yet closes his heart against him, how does God’s love abide in him? (1 John 3:17). Luke told the story in his gospel “of all that Jesus began to do and teach” (Acts 1:1). In emulating Jesus Christ, or even His prophet TB Joshua, each person must go out and labour for Jesus this New Year, because we are going to be known more by our work in action as the field, is ripe for harvest. Emmanuel!

FAITH TOOLS FOR 2021! – TB Joshua

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After a long period of communing with God at the Prayer Mountain, seeking His face on the cure for the afflictions facing the world, Prophet T.B. Joshua has been mandated to release the faith tools for the year 2021 – the New Anointing Water and the new Anointing Sticker, tagged “Not Mine But God’s Own.”

He said: “Let us talk about cure because of what is in this prophetic message for this year, 2021 – cure of affliction. This so-called monster, COVID-19, generally known as affliction, has three stages. We are getting to the end of the first stage. The second stage will be tougher than the first stage but it will not affect all countries. Some countries will be affected while others will not be affected. The third stage will be tougher than the second stage. The two last stages will not be widespread like the first stage. This is why the Lord gave me these faith tools – the New Anointing Water and the New Anointing Sticker, tagged “Not Mine But God’s Own.”

The world has gone bad such that we no longer trust our neighbours and our neighbours no longer trust us. We need a sign to show that this New Anointing Water and New Anointing Sticker came from God. In Judges 6:17, Gideon said to the Lord, “Give me a sign to show that You are the One talking to me.” In like manner, we need a sign today because the world is full of confusion and disbelief. As you receive this Anointing Water, set aside a day to ask for mercy and forgiveness.”

Rest assured that these faith tools will rescue you from the curse of affliction, the curse of financial crisis, the curse of business failure and the curse of career failure, etc. The New Anointing Water – never a sickness it cannot heal, never an affliction it cannot cure, never a problem it cannot solve, in Jesus’ name! Hallelujah! Emmanuel!

THE GREATEST MIRACLE OF PROPHET TB JOSHUA

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Prophet TB Joshua

The Ministry of Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN) is known for the massive and consistent healings, deliverances and works of charities that take place there year in year out. Once the name and ministry of the prophet are mentioned, the first thing that comes to mind is the unimaginable signs and wonders that God does through him and his anointed Wise Men, Evangelist, Prophet and Prophetess.

Have you ever thought what might be the greatest miracle of God through TB Joshua?

Several persons might say the recorded miracles of TB Joshua raising the dead is the Prophet greatest miracle. Many might as well not agree with that. Some sceptics have even questioned the authenticity of such a miracle. Asking if there was a death certificate issued by the authorities to verify that the deceased was indeed dead before they were purportedly raised by the Prophet. To them, it sounds too good to be true, that TB Joshua could indeed raise the dead.

Another group might say the greatest miracle of TB Joshua are the numerous cancerous and ulcerous healings that take place at the SCOAN especially those ulcers that infect the sensitive body parts of their victims that are too graphic to behold.

Some might also argue that his greatest miracle is the healing and deliverance of the homosexuals, the restoration of the transgender to their natural self.

Others might as well say that the greatest miracle of TB Joshua is the HIV/Aids healing since till date there is no medical solution to the virus. Also, some might say they believed his greatest miracle is when the Prophet sent his Anointed water to Nations that were affected by the deadly Ebola virus epidemic.

While others might disagree with the above-stated miracles. Some persons might say the greatest miracle is the “Distance is not a barrier” prayer seasons where the Prophet and his evangelist pray for people around the world virtually from the comfort of the SCOAN studio in Lagos, Nigeria.

Just Like the virtual prayer season for patience in isolation centres around the world that were infected with the dreaded Coronavirus disease, but received there instant healings and deliverance after prayed for by the Prophet

However many might still not agree with these. What might be the greatest miracle of TB Joshua? If Prophet TB Joshua leaves this world today. What will be that miracle that will stand out as his legacy?

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These great men and women that were raised by God through the Prophet and more to come are the greatest miracle of TB Joshua

The greatest miracle of TB Joshua is not the massive healings, deliverances and charitable works God has done through him. The greatest Miracle of TB Joshua is those he raised and mentored to do the same works as him – the Wise-men and Women; the Prophets and Prophetess; the Male and Female Evangelist.

Those great men and women that were raised by God through the Prophet and more to come are the greatest miracle of TB Joshua.

They are the once that will continue to sustain the Prophet’s legacy as he is here and even after he finally depart to God’s kingdom above.

What endures the legacy of a Man of great deeds for centuries to come are not the works of his hands alone, but the men and women he was able to raise or mentor to be like him – to do the same work he is doing.

Prophet TB Joshua will not only be known by the signs and wonders God has done through him but by those he raised to be like him – to have direct access to God. These will be the greatest legacy the Prophet will leave beyond his lifetime. That is the greatest miracle of Prophet TB Joshua.

Appraisal of TB Joshua Ministries in the Year 2020

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In the secular world, the year 2020 may go down in history as the worst year ever, at least to those of us living in it now. It started with great flames that destroyed over 46 million acres in Australia, racial unrest broke out in the USA fueling more disunity in that community, record-breaking hurricanes in many places, and then covid-19 pandemic raged across the planet. Across the globe, covid-19 has infected some 80 million and killing more than 1.7 million people so far and it is still unabated. Despite the introduction of different types of vaccines, the world is experiencing a second wave of the virus, and the emergence of new strains reported to be more contagious than a previously-known strain. The year 2020 was a terrible, horrible, and a very bad year in the eye of any natural man. Covid-19, rather than the propagation of the Gospel of Jesus, or world unrest due to wars in hot spots, the new challenges facing democracy especially from the aftermath of US 2020 presidential election, the growing social inequalities across the globe, growing large scale of unemployment, hunger, homelessness, general poverty, etc; covid-19 alone makes the headlines in the news media in 2020.

The prophetic ministry of TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Lagos Nigeria, from the beginning, described the year 2020 as “A Year of Humility” he said would be starting from March 2020. At that time nobody saw covid-19 in the horizon nor that it could cause the lockdown of even SCOAN normal worship programmes; services we had all come to value. Covid-19 is no respecter of any person, continent nor race. It has come to humble world Presidents, Prime Ministers, Kings and the Princes, and the same way as an ordinary man on the street. Worship places and learning institutions were locked down for most of the year. It has been a humbling year indeed as prophesied by TB Joshua.

Nevertheless, in October 2020 the President of the Republic of South Sudan, Salva Kiir Mayardit sent a special invitation to Prophet TB Joshua to come to his country for the prophetic intervention of peace. It would be recalled that Prophet TB Joshua had prophetically intervened in that country the year before. South Sudan, the youngest nation, is also one in which the world organizations have been trying to negotiate peace but where human wisdom is failing. But God has the final answer and can use Prophet TB Joshua. We believe that God will honour Himself and establish peace in South Sudan.

Another milestone recorded by SCOAN in 2020 was the “Distance is Not a Barrier to the Move of God”. This slogan is not new in the scripture but we don’t know any other ministry in history that has used it in the scale of SCOAN. Jesus Himself used it in an encounter He has with the centurion who came to receive healing for his servant, (Matthew 8:8-13). The centurion had come and said to Jesus “Lord, I am not worthy that Thou shouldest come under my roof. Speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed”. Jesus said unto the centurion, “Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee”. His servant was healed in the selfsame hour. This is a ministry Emmanuel TV used during this covid-19 to heal many of her viewers of diverse illnesses, with covid-19 just a special case. In (Ezekiel 12:24-25) the Lord has said, “I will speak, and the word that I shall speak shall come to pass; it shall be no more prolonged: for in your days, O rebellious house, will I say the word, and will perform it”.

Hence for the Church of Christ in SCOAN, under Bishop TB Joshua, it would be said that the year 2020 had many challenges but everything therein was for the glory of God. In human terms, we try to estimate how many people would have benefitted from the free but divine services of SCOAN if there had been no lockdown but we’d run out of calculations. SCOAN Arena is a typical Church and for those who believe a Spiritual Clinic at the same time. Those healed by faith and prayers become as if nothing has ever happened to them. Jesus Christ the Christmas born Messiah of God’s people shall continually heal us, now and in the coming years. The year 2020 might have truly been very humbling, even for the Church of Christ, the global health, every economy, every institution, and every individual, but it has been “as the prophet said it would be”. We also know that this prophet may have a message for the world about the coming year. We encourage us to listen to what God may be saying. Happy New Year and may God keep you, bless you and make His face shine on you in 2021.

Emmanuel! God Is With Us!

OUR NEW HOPE

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Our Saviour was born this day years ago. But long before He was born, Prophet Isaiah prophesied the arrival of a child who would become our new hope saying, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6).

Christ was born at Christmas and through this seed, God has taken away our sin and purchased for us total pardon. The seed gave Himself up as a living sacrifice for our sake to heal the broken-hearted, to comfort those who mourn, to release the captives and defeat their enemies. In other words, Jesus is the Glorious Light who came to dispel all shades of darkness in our lives. What a great love God has for His children.

Therefore, as we mark the occasion of our Lord and Saviour’s birthday – let us remember Christmas is not only about Christ of history, it’s not only about Christ of story, or baby Jesus – it’s about Christ whom the Holy Spirit reveals to us. Meditate on this as you celebrate this special season.

Who is This Jesus of Christmas to You?

Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, a predominately Gentile area, located some 25 miles north of Bethsaida where Jesus had just healed the blind man, (Mark 8:22-26). Here is where Jesus asked his disciples, saying, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?” They answered, “Some say that thou art John the Baptist, some say Elias; and others say Jeremias or one of the prophets”. Then Jesus asked His disciples, “But whom say ye that I am?” Their spoke man Simon answered and said, “Thou art the Christ (Messiah), the Son of the Living God”, (Matthew 16:13-16). Jesus didn’t ask this question, “Do you have any idea who I am?” to throw His weight around, or because He wasn’t sure of His identity, rather He asked the question to help His disciples come to the right knowledge.

Today our lives continue to be filled with questions, relevant or irrelevant, some will have answers but many others are unanswerable. Some of the questions are very mundane and routine. For example, people may be asking questions such as, “Who is TB Joshua?”, “Is TB Joshua human?”, “Are there angels in SCOAN”, “What food does TB Joshua eat”, “Are these miracles real?” etc. Other questions may be helpful and very relevant, “Can you arrange for me to see TB Joshua please?”, “When does SCOAN have its next prayer line service that I can attend?”, “Will God forgive my many sins?”, “Is it true that Jesus is the Son of God? etc.

Jesus responded to Simon and said unto him, “Blessed art thou, Simon son of Jona, for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto thee, but my Father which is in heaven. I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock, I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven, (Matthew 16:17-19). A correct answer to every question earns a lot of credit points whereas inability to come to the right answers is a failure with all its consequences. Simon got it right and the foundation to build the Church, got a new prophetic name as Peter, the keys to open and to lose, with open access to heaven.

Everyone needs to know whom Jesus is and accept and worship Him based on a true conviction. Even in Jesus’ time, not every voice in that day was lifted against Him. Some people knew Who He was and proclaimed Him openly. For instance, John the Baptist got it right, (John 1:29-34), the Angels got it right, (Luke 2:9-14), the old man Simeon got it right, (Luke 2:25-35), old Mama Anna got it right, (Luke 2:36-38), the dying thief got it right, (Luke 23:42), the Roman Centurion got it right (Mark 15:39), the blind man got it right, (John 9:38), the crowds outside Jerusalem got it right, (John 12:1), and even the demons got it right, (Mark 5:7). What are people saying about Jesus in our day? Or what are you saying about this Jesus, Who is He to you?

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN SECRET?

The SCOAN Sunday Broadcast began with songs of praise and worship to the Almighty God, the Alpha and Omega. With melodious songs composed by Prophet T.B. Joshua, the Emmanuel TV Choir welcomed the Holy Spirit who knows no barrier of distance or time. On the performance roll call of songs composed by God’s servant were “I Live To Worship”, “Loved By God”, “Flow From You”, “Yes Lord” and “No One Like You”.

Prophet T.B. Joshua began his message by asking viewers to tune their hearts to the heavenly frequency as he cited 1 Corinthians 12:1-3, Ephesians 1:16-18, Matthew 15:8, 1 Corinthians 2:7-13 and Luke 24:45.

The message focused on the indispensable role of the Holy Ghost in living the victorious Christian life. He asked: “How many of us seek the attention of the Holy Spirit before calling the name Jesus? How many of us seek the attention of the Holy Spirit while counselling, teaching, preaching, praying?” Prophet T.B. Joshua likened the Holy Spirit to the key to a closed door and to light in a dark world. “The Word will remain on our lips without the Holy Spirit,” he said. Putting it in another way, he said: “The Word will remain inactive, meaningless and oftentimes destructive without the Holy Spirit.” He therefore advised Christians to seek to please the Holy Spirit both in the open and in secret because whatever we do secretly and privately will determine what we can do in the name of Jesus. Holy Spirit is more interested in what we do secretly and privately. He further said, “The one you serve in secret, in private will stand to reward you in the open.” He concluded by saying, “We are more of His friend in the open but more of His enemy in secret and in private.”

In praying for the viewers, Prophet T.B. Joshua asked the Lord to fill them with His faithfulness, holiness, obedience, humility. “Fill them Lord, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Lord Jesus, strengthen their faith and trust in You. Oh Holy Spirit, think through them till Your ideas are their ideas,” he prayed. He also prayed for those that are sick that Jesus should strengthen them and touch their bodies with good health.

Yinka, Angela, Anne, Chris and Racine not only read the email testimonies but also had a studio session relating to Prophet T.B. Joshua’s message. Chris began by noting that the world has been engulfed in crises mainly because people have failed to be their brother’s keeper by not extending a hand of genuine love to all irrespective of their social, religious or political affiliations.

Against the backdrop of Matthew 5:45 – “…He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.

Chris said: “It is more pleasant to do good to the ungrateful than to do good to the grateful people, for then we have God as our Paymaster.” Urging people to help others without expecting anything in return, Chris said that “we begin to live a life of victory when those who pray for us are more than those who curse us, want us to die, want us to be destoyed, want us to fail.” He therefore urged viewers to put the needs of others before theirs and ensure to sow a seed of goodness every day.

Angela added to the message by identifying two forms of help: help for God’s sake and help with expectation (Luke 6:32-36). She said that helping for God’s sake will attract God’s attention. On the other hand, if we help with expectation, it is not in Spirit and in truth and so is “all nothing”. To love without expectation is to show love without expecting anything in return from the person we have shown love to. When we love without expectation, our love is being sown to the Spirit. She therefore urged the viewers: “Sow to the Spirit, not to the flesh.”

A TEST OF GENUINENESS

On Sunday, December 6, 2020, the power of the Holy Ghost manifested powerfully again during The Distance Is Not A Barrier Interactive Prayer Sessions as people from all over the world received healing, deliverance and salvation in the mighty name of Jesus Christ.

Before the prayer sessions, Prophet Chris gave a word of encouragement to viewers, using vivid illustrations for his message titled “A Test of Genuineness”. In the message he talked about challenges to walking in the light of God’s Word, noting that the moment one nurses “the desire to do what is right,” one immediately begins to face a battle either within or around one. He took his reading from Matthew 15:21-28, the passage in which a Gentile woman of exceptional faith refuses to be discouraged while Jesus tests her faith, eventually securing instant divine healing for her demon-possessed daughter.

On that note, Prophet Chris urged viewers to expect trials and tribulations when on the path of genuine Christian service, as such challenges toughen the Christian for future promotion. In his words, “Many have been hindered and handicapped from fulfilling their true potential because they gave up in the face of the very things meant to usher them to their destiny.” He therefore advised Christians not to be distracted by persecutions and battles but to forge ahead in resolute reliance on God’s promise of salvation, knowing that the “battle you face before receiving your miracle is necessary to help you to value your miracle when it finally comes.”

Maintaining our miracle, Prophet Chris added, is mostly a matter of wanting what God wants and wanting it for the reason God wants it, that is, the salvation of our soul. To achieve this, he further said, one must not only seek God genuinely but also learn His way through the help of the Holy Spirit. He concluded: “Genuine faith can find encouragement, even in that which seems discouraging, and get nearer to God. For it honours God to believe Him even while every sense contradicts Him – and God honours those who honour Him.”

Interactive Prayer Sessions:

Literally from the four corners of the earth people connected with The Emmanuel TV Prayer Team during the Distance Is Not A Barrier Interactive Prayer Sessions. From Singapore in Southeast Asia, for example, Thomas called in over his problem of obstructive sleep apnea, alongside his wife Ong who had severe back pain. From South Africa, Elizabeth called in over her problem of knee pain, just as Myrna did from The Philippines over her problems of myoma and gallstones as well as other ailments.

From northwestern Europe Sjaak and his Cuban wife also petitioned God over their COVID-19 infection. God’s power pierced through the computer screens as Prophet Chris prayed the petitioners and the evil deposits in their systems were flushed out in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Laura, a Venezuelan living in Panama, also received prayers over the problem of Barrett’s oesophagus, just as Shalom from Indonesia displayed the large volume of poisonous substances that came out of her during prayers, leaving her sight now bright and clear.

For all of these people, good health is now their happy portion as they have discarded their medical aids forever.

In the second session people across the continents also received healing, deliverance and salvation during prayer from Prophetess Anne.

Among these were Debbian, a Jamaican living in the USA, who was healed of sleep apnea and no longer needs her breathing machine; Idah from Zambia, who threw away her neck collar after being healed of spondylosis; Sugei, a Mexican living in Mexico, who received her healing from fibromyalgia, varicose veins and nerve damage; Eugene from Russia for whom insomnia became a thing of the past immediately after prayers; Ivon, a Cuban woman living in the USA, who received healing for the pain in her spine; and Kelly from Colombia, who was delivered from the spirit of oppression, discouragement and sadness.

Although doctors had told him that his case of spinal spondylosis could only worsen with time, Christopher from Trinidad & Tobago had that negative report cancelled when he took his case to Jesus Christ at the third interactive prayer session with Prophet Racine.

Priti from India could also smile again after being healed of difficulty in walking due to a spinal problem, just as it was the case for Rose from Canada, who also received her freedom from spinal pain after six long years. Similarly, Lazarus from Zambia got a divine touch that has now freed him from COVID-19.

To the glory of God, Janet, a Nigerian based in Abuja, no longer needs pain-relief medications or surgery for the degeneration of her knees. Christian who had punched a hole in his wall said he felt happy to be delivered from the contrary spirits troubling his life.

All to God’s glory, Anne from Sweden could swallow food and drink again after her healing from mucus congestion in the throat. Similar cases of joy came from Latvia, the Netherlands, South Africa, and Ukraine, among others.

“I want to see God’s glory! I want Jesus to heal me!” so had requested Violeta, a woman from Peru, who had five discal hernias and suffered arthrosis in both knees, causing her to use knee braces. Nsolo, a Cameroonian man living in the USA who had spinal lumbar stenosis, also sought Jesus’ healing hands during the fourth interactive prayer session. Like Violeta, his wish was granted and he no longer needs his lumbar corset, knee brace and a host of other medical devices.

The situation was similar for Hanizah from Singapore, who had serious knee and ankle pain; Love from the UK, who had difficulty in walking. For nurse Daniel, a Ghanaian resident in the USA, it was COVID-19, which he suffered alongside his children and wife. For 10-year-old Morgane, who lives in France with her mother Mariane, affliction had come in the form of asthma and allergies since age two.

All of these problems and more were commanded out of the people’s lives during the fourth interactive prayer session with Prophetess Yinka also involving people in Moldova, Pakistan, Mexico, Tanzania, Panama, Hong Kong, Canada, Honduras, Kenya, and the UAE.

Diversity was also obvious in the fifth session. From the northeastern European country of Estonia, for example, erstwhile national opera icon Pirjo opened her heart to God’s power as she sought prayers for restoration of her fading voice following demonic attacks.

During the prayer session with Prophetess Angela, Pirjo fell under the limitless power of the Holy Ghost as she received her deliverance. When she got back up, her voice had been restored for the glory of God. Similarly, in the eastern part of Africa, Tanzanian woman Kobusinge was delivered from the addiction to eating red soil.

During her testimony, she said red soil no longer tasted like chocolate to her. Other afflictions that vanished in the people’s lives included COVID-19, sleep apnea, difficulty in walking, asthma and colon cancer, to mention only a few.

Dolores and her husband connected from Venezuela and as they shared their testimony of healing shared a touching vision that they had received during the prayer session that it was angels who were working in the Emmanuel TV Studios healing people in the Interactive Prayer Sessions.

Message To Partners

Prophet Racine thanked those who have remained steadfast in contributing their time and material resources to the progress of God’s work while also meeting the needs of others. “It takes a mature mind,” Prophet Racine observed, “to maintain a balance between our responsibility to God and our fellow man, especially when the two tend to conflict because of challenging circumstances.”

Regarding the ongoing economic crunch, therefore, Prophet Racine cited Galatians 6:2, 9-10 to encourage partners never to give up in doing good and relieving others of their burdens. “As partners of faith,” he said, “your love, your strength, your commitment can get them out of their desperate setbacks. He also noted that tests and trials are unavoidable, hence the need for Christians to steady their hearts by knowing the will of God.

Concerning challenges to the Christian’s faith, Prophet Racine assured viewers thus: “Do not let it hinder your heart toward your neighbour; instead, reach out with compassion and generosity to a troubled world.” He also cited 2 Corinthians 12:9 in reminding partners not to base their faith on immediate improvement after prayer, given that answers to prayers may be delayed or not granted in order to preserve a believer, prepare them for a new level in life or strengthen their desire and determination for God. He concluded: “Therefore, let us be strong in the Lord – strong to serve, strong to continue to reach out to the needy in this troubled world, knowing that genuine love never gives up; it perseveres for the best, which is yet to come!”

God Wouldn’t Hide What He is doing from His Holy Prophets

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God is still saying something and this has become part of Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) and his ministry of prophecy. Hence when you hear the word “Prophet TB Joshua” what comes to your mind? Do you think of a man with some mystical powers that enable him to see the future? Or does your mind go to the Bible, thinking of high-profile prophets like Samuel, Elijah, Daniel or John the Baptist? It is a great honour to be chosen as a prophet of God, God’s spokesperson of any generation. The position demands total obedience to God, courage, diligence and selflessness; and fortunately, God is always with them every step of their usual hard way. They don’t have to rely on their human strength, wisdom, opinion, or confidence, otherwise, they may derail and fail.

The Bible mentions several occasions when God spoke to His people. For example in (Genesis 18:17); The LORD said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am about to do?” Also, God called out to Adam in the garden, even though He knew where he was hiding (Genesis 3:9). God spoke as a man to Abraham, even though He already knew how the conversation would proceed (Genesis 18:1–3). Jeremiah said that “The Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms to root out and pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant” (Jeremiah 1:9-11).

The events in Genesis 18 is very appropriate here where the Lord visited Abraham and his wife Sarah. When Abraham saw three men coming he ran to meet them cheerfully and generously entertained them. After the entertainment and the further confirmation of the birth of Isaac, the men got up to leave and Abraham walked along with them. They were now four “men” standing and looking at the city of Sodom, a city that would soon be in flames, in the distance from a high vantage point. One of the four men was Abraham. One was the Lord in human form. The other two were angels, travelling companions of the Lord on this mysterious journey. By this time, Sodom had already gained a reputation for wickedness (Genesis 13:13). God chose to make Abraham aware so he would be all the more convinced of God’s power and sovereignty. This patient process would also emphasize the extent to which Sodom had fallen.

Today prophecy is confused with forecasting or prediction and prophet confused with terms like a seer, future teller, etc. In science, we build models for prediction and forecasting. The prophecy that comes from the Lord is where God makes His plans known to man for the congregation to be edified and to appreciate the awesome power and sovereignty of this Almighty God. Prophet TB Joshua has many gifts of the Holy Spirit including the gift of prophecy. Every God’s gift is after all for the edification of the Church of Christ. A human model built for forecasting the future trend, say covid-19, is deemed good enough if it gets it right 70% or more whereas prophecy is the exact revelation of God’s plans because God puts His Word in the mouth of the prophet.

For instance, the rest of the world had predicted that Africa would be a major death centre of covid-19 but God has been kind to Africa to this period because God’s prophet is here in Africa. The estimated population of Nigeria is 209 million while that of the USA is 332 million. The officially reported death statistics due to covid-19 in Nigeria currently is 1184 given a per capita death rate of 5.67 per million. Similarly, the USA has at this moment recorded 285351 deaths from covid-19 and a per capita death rate of 859.49 per million. Even the vaccines being produced around the world are too expensive for most Africans to buy. It must be that there is at least a prophet of God in Africa. Prophecy is walking with God and hearing from God and relaying God’s message as sent. Abraham was able to plead for the release of his nephew Lot and his household otherwise they might have gone with Sodom firework of God. God is still actively saying something audibly through the prophet in SCOAN.

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EYES OF FAITH

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When we look around the world today, what we see is frightening – economic oppression, physical oppression, political oppression and demonic oppression. However, the opening of our eyes of faith is the silencing of our fears. Eyes of faith see beyond the pain and joys of life to the Creator, instead of the created. Eyes of faith see beyond the present situation to where God is. Eyes of faith see beyond the human point of view to see life the way God sees it. When God looks at you, He doesn’t see a victim but the victor He created you to be. When God looks at you, He doesn’t see a loser but the successful person He created you to be.

In Him we live, move and have our very being (Acts 17:28). Therefore, it’s high time we rekindle our senses from above and align our sight, our vision, our dreams, our ways, our will with God’s will and Word so that we can see what He’s looking at, know His opinion of ourselves and others and work with His projects.

Therefore, whatever your situation may look like, let your heart rise and seek the things that are above because God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts (Isaiah 55:8). When Jesus becomes the CEO, the Boss of your life, everything becomes different – you think differently, dream differently, have a sensitivity that you never had and the privilege of letting the Creator assist you in all you do.

Thank God for Giving us Prophet TB Joshua and SCOAN in Times Like This

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The Bible teaches us in (Mathew 7:13-14) to “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and few find it.” Hence when we proclaim to you that Prophet TB Joshua, the Bishop and Founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN), is unique and different from others of his contemporaries we are also claiming that TB Joshua is following Jesus’ described “narrow way”. All the signs and wonders we see daily in SCOAN should be examined by the Word of God and also the life and teaching of Prophet TB Joshua. In history, SCOAN is a replica of the early Apostolic Church of Christ.

Whilst many are still dwelling on “What’s going on in SCOAN?” others have moved ahead to asking more salient questions and receiving personal encounter from Jesus. Why has God given the word this TB Joshua with such an enormous wealth of knowledge and power at this time in history? Is Jesus’ coming so near? Why is the kingdom of darkness in such disarray by the advent of TB Joshua and so aggressive against SCOAN? Those who are world kings and presidents live in palaces and have authorities but they have only limited power. The authority given to TB Joshua is from above and endowed with enormous power to teach, heal, save, deliver and make reconciliation. Millions of people all over the world have visited him, some like me repeatedly, we find him humble, consistent, precise, reliable and true.

Therefore don’t join yourself with those on the other side only criticising, or playing the envy and jealousy cards. Go with a free spirit and find out yourself. Go with the mind that the Church of Jesus Christ is one, Holy and True. The world needs to get the best possible out of every God-given Prophet TB Joshua but it won’t see anything in the spirit if it starts from a wrong footing. Despite only one Church building in a remote part of Ikotun Egbe, Lagos Nigeria, SCOAN is known worldwide. Cases from across the world that have defiled medical solution, marriages that are in the brink of collapse, addiction of many years, wayward characters and familiar spirits, all of them come to SCOAN, and God answers the prayers of His people there. SCOAN is uniquely different and the Nigeria nation needs to recognise this and provide necessary encouragements. We thank Jesus for giving us a Prophet TB Joshua at this time, and may we know all the reasons why God has done this. Emmanuel

ANOINTING WATER TESTIMONY – MIRACULOUS DELIVERY MOMENTS BEFORE OPERATION

They met for the first time in a hospital ward, both there for a mutual purpose: childbirth. However, the night unfolded and there were no signs of labour for either woman. The medical personnel present attempted to induce the labour process through various means without any seeming sign of success. Morning dawned and Esther soon started experiencing the early signs and pains of labour. Her time of delivery had arrived. However, her colleague Ngozi saw no differences and fear soon set in. After examination, doctors concluded that an operation was the only way for her to deliver safely. But God had other plans!

Here is their wonderful faith-building story, in Esther’s own words, as God wrought a miraculous wonder in the hospital ward through the medium of the Anointing Water.

“Emmanuel, God is with us. My name is Mrs Onyekachi Esther Nwoye from Anambra State and I have a testimony to share concerning the Anointing Water.

“On the 17th May 2011, I went to the hospital along with the Anointing Water to give birth to my second child. On getting there that day, I met another lady Mrs Ngozi Mbah who also came for childbirth. One funny thing about both of us is that we did not see any sign of labour at all. We only came according to the doctor’s instruction that we should come for induction – that is, to induce the baby because the baby is due.

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“In the evening that very day, the doctor induced both of us with a tablet which he inserted into us. All through that night, we did not see any serious sign of labour though I personally had some changes in my body. So both of us were now neighbours and we started relating to each other. There were three other women who saw signs of labour with us and they all gave birth that night.

“In the morning, they checked our body and removed the tablet which was inserted into us and changed it with a hot drip to fasten the labour process. After some time, I went properly into labour whereas this other lady, Mrs Mbah, started weeping and crying uncontrollably. It got to the extent that the doctor’s attention was much on her and when he examined how far she had gone with labour, it was observed that it was just 1cm whereas I had gotten to 6cm, against 8-9cm for childbirth.

“After some time, the doctor concluded that her case was different and that she would be going through an operation (Caesarean Section). This made the lady to cry the more; she was so frightened. Seeing her pitiful condition, I could not hold back any more. Immediately, they removed the drip from her, cleaned her up and her husband signed for the operation. After they had finished cleaning her up, she came back to the labour ward and was still crying. At that time, I introduced the Anointing Water and The SCOAN to her and asked her if she believed that if I used it on her that she would deliver her baby safely. She accepted. Immediately, I ministered the Anointing Water three times in her mouth, also doing the same thing to myself. I left her with the words, “It is well”

“After some time, she went out and urinated. According to her, she felt something had passed out from her body. Then it was the time for her operation. They took her to the theatre and while the doctor was dressing up, the nurses were with her, preparing her for the operation. They had shelved her, fixed the urine rubber on her and were about to inject her. They asked her to lie down but, according to her, she did not know what pushed her up and she sat down and began telling them that she wanted to excrete. They refused to allow her and were quarrelling with her right there in the theatre.

“All of a sudden, her baby began to come out! One of the nurses saw what happened and immediately asked her to lie down. In a matter of minutes, the baby came out – while the doctor was still dressing up for the operation! It was not up to one hour that I also gave birth safely. When she came to the ward, she was crying and told me that the God of T. B. Joshua has delivered her and we hugged each other with tears in our eyes, celebrating. I am sharing this testimony to the glory of God and to build other people’s faith. Emmanuel!”

RENEW YOUR BOND

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Every man’s heart directs him when he is in want or distress to call upon God. There is a bond between you and God because He is your Creator. You can deny God, you can ridicule Him and even ignore His presence but His love for you remains constant and unchanging.

No one can love you as much as the One who created you. If you feel far from God today, He has not moved, He has not changed; He is your Father and it is time to renew your bond with Him. If the prodigal son in Luke 15 had known that his father would receive him back with open arms, he would have left the suffering of his wasted life earlier.

Don’t wait for a more convenient time to reconcile your account with God and ask for forgiveness because the only barrier between you and God is the sin in your life. Repentance is our only hope of receiving God’s mercy and when you receive His mercy, you become connected to the One who made you. Then, everything becomes different – you think differently, you dream differently, you have a sensitivity that you have never had, and have the privilege of having the Creator assist you in all that you do.

“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God” (2 Corinthians 5:20).

COURAGE TO COMMIT

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Lord Jesus, give me the courage to say the word you spoke on the Cross:
“Into Your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46).

Even though our Saviour faced the ultimate trial, He surrendered to the will of the Father. He committed His spirit, knowing that acts of faith are but acts of self-surrender – putting an absolute stop to our own way, own work, own thought and to rest in God’s love, wisdom and power.

The word commitment is no longer taught or practised today. We are afraid to commit our word, our trust, our loyalty, our heart because our pride demands for us to always be in control.

Little do we know that the path of humility is at the risk of rejection. True humility is total dependence on God for everything. Have you committed everything to Jesus because He is interested in the little things?

Salvation is more than just saying, ‘Lord Jesus I am a sinner. Wash me with Your precious blood, save my soul today’, and then going on your merry way. Salvation is a total and complete commitment to Jesus. Don’t forget, it is commitment that asks Jesus to accept you and if you are truly committed to Jesus, He will take up satan’s challenge against you.

So, don’t look back, don’t be afraid; today ask Jesus for the courage to commit to Him your lifetime.

Missing the Glorious Fellowship and the Presence of God Enjoyed in SCOAN

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In (Luke 9:28-36) Jesus took Peter, James and John, and went up into a mountain to pray. As Jesus was praying, the fashion of His countenance was altered, and His raiment was white and glistering. There talking with Jesus were two great men of history, Moses and Elijah. These men appeared in glory, to speak of the death which Jesus should accomplish at Jerusalem. Unfortunately, Peter, James and John were deep in sleep, as many Christians are today. In (Hebrews 6-11), it says, “We will never know some things because of tired eyelids, we will never know some things because of carnal thinking”. They couldn’t see or record everything for us because they went to sleep. When they eventually awoke, they saw Jesus’ glory and the two men that stood with Him. Peter said unto Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here. Let us make three tabernacles. One for thee, and one for Moses, and one for Elias”. While Peter thus spake, there came a cloud that overshadowed them. They feared as they entered into the cloud. A voice came out of the cloud, saying, “This is my beloved Son: hear him”.

In many similar ways, we receive the word of God from Prophet TB Joshua, the man of God in the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN. God is using him and God is working out what He purposes us to be if only we will obey God’s word. One significant point being missed by many people in Nigeria, and across the globe, is the lack of appreciation either to God or even to Prophet TB Joshua for providing a holy arena like SCOAN for worship, healing, restoration, blessing and renewal of faith. Since the advent of covid-19, I have run out of the calculation of how many people should have visited Nigeria across the globe through SCOAN and be healed. Through the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, an avenue to reach out to rescue the perishing and the dyeing was opened to SCOAN tagged “Distance is not a Barrier”. It can’t replace canonical mass worship, corporately praying together, or climbing the SCOAN altar in multitude with faith and joy of the Lord, or going to Prayer Mountain with other Christians all over the world. We miss SCOAN and like Peter, we are truly saying, “It is good to live in SCOAN”.

To Peter, it was a titanic stupendous occasion that three of them were privileged to be part of, out of the twelve. Those three men were privileged and chosen and set apart and allowed to be in a little portion of what took place on that mountain top. Peter recorded it that he was an eyewitness of the Majesty of Jesus Christ when they were with Jesus in the holy mountain (2 Peter 1:16-19). We are praying along with Prophet TB Joshua and looking forward to a time of Fellowship together in SCOAN the in the Arena of Liberty. Emmanuel

The Power of the Tongue on US Election by Prophet TB Joshua

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A few days before the United States of America November 3, 2020, presidential elections Prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN told the world what God had revealed to him at the Prayer Mountain. He said, “What is happening in the American election is as a result of the power in the tongue. The word we speak determines the life we enjoy (Proverbs 6:2). The tongue can either work for us or against us – death and life lie in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21)”.

What is unfolding after the said US 2020 presidential election had been foretold by Prophet TB Joshua in very simple by graphic details. How the tongue of candidates had affected the outcomes. Apart from running what looks that abusive and combative campaigns certain candidates also instructed their supporters in battleground states not to vote early but in persons. We now know that in Georgia for example 20,000 of such supporters couldn’t make it in person on Election Day and didn’t vote by mailing either following their leaders’ words. In the end, the numbers between the winner and the loser are fewer than 13,000 votes.

You may be wondering, why it is so important that we take control of our tongues. James 1:26 says, “Anyone who says he is a Christian but doesn’t control his sharp tongue is just fooling himself, and his religion isn’t worth much.” Hence we must not only be Christians who attend church services every time the door is opened, but we must also fill our mouths with word of psalms, word of praise and rejoicing. This is so important to Prophet TB Joshua that he has made “Faith Bracelets” for his followers to keep us in a constant mood of meditation rather than filling our mouths with criticism, complaining, gossiping, or backbiting each other.

Prophet TB Joshua also said, “There is likely going to be pockets of resistance here and there but nothing will change.” Our prayer is that the citizens of the United States of America will go through their trying period successfully. The internal division within their society can result in a major civil war or a lingering division that will put their constitution into the test. With God, all things are possible, if only the society would listen and obey the Word of God. Emmanuel.

PREPARE YOURSELF FOR BATTLE

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We live in a world where the enemy will never allow God’s purpose to be fulfilled in our lives; you need to put up a fight – that is why we need God.

The Psalmist said in Psalm 27:1, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” The day you make a total commitment to Jesus, you have declared war against satan. By identifying yourself with Jesus of Nazareth, you have made yourself his bitter enemy. That is why he wants to try and get you to see God in a bad light and is happy when you feel like giving up in the face of trials. Many of us don’t know that difficulties, challenges and seemingly impossible situations can be our greatest friend. They force us to look deeper, pray more and realise that the purpose of life will never be fulfilled without heat of trials.

In Matthew 4:1-11, in the heat of His trial, when Jesus was tempted, He did not cry out, murmur or rebel. His defense was quite simple; He simply quoted the written Word of God and satan became demoralised and paralysed.

Each time you act on the Word of God, something enters your heart that increases your assurance. As you prepare yourself for battle, your only responsibility is to trust the Holy Spirit, to keep His Words in your mind, mouth and every conversation. His Words are your weapons.

Prophecy of the Outcome of USA 2020 Presidential Election

The man of God and the General Overseer of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) Prophet T.B Joshua dropped a hint on the outcome of the United States America (USA) on the eve of its presidential elections. Although the Prophet had held back from directly stating who the winner of the polls would be, but he gave enough graphic description of the outcome and accompanying events. All of this is unfolding as the prophet said.

This is one prophecy that has shifted the position of news media from its harsh criticism of Prophet TB Joshua to more positive comments and approval. Those of us privileged to have firsthand knowledge of the man in SCOAN are not surprise of his accurate prophecies. We know that prophet TB Joshua is a Prophet of God and according to (2 Peter 1:21), “No prophecy ever came by the will of man: but holy men of God spoke, being moved by the Holy Spirit”. This is what is going on but our generation still thinks they can pick and choose amongst God’s prophecies.

Many online and print news media carried this prophecy positively whilst they had criticized the 2016 prophecy. The point here is simply to thank God for not leaving us in darkness but has given us a prophet like TB Joshua. We shall keep praying for our prophet and praying with him in a generation that can praise Jesus today but nail Him the next day. Thank you Prophet TB Joshua, more of God’s anointing on you. Thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Emmanuel.

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PRAYER AND PROPHECY FOR THE NATIONS

In a prayer and prophecy video released on November 1, 2020, following his return from the Prayer Mountain on October 30, 2020, after four days of spiritual seclusion, Prophet T.B. Joshua reassured the nations on the sanctity of God’s Word and the unending efficacy of His power. In the video, the man of God started by saying, “I am here on the mountain where the year of fear, the year of humility and many other things was revealed in the past.” He added, “I have been here for the past four days to know God’s mind about the remaining two months of the year 2020.”


Regarding the Lord’s message for the nations, Prophet T.B. Joshua explained thus: “The matter concerns the issue of what is going on in the American election, the issue of what is going on in my nation, Nigeria, and all other African countries and the whole world at large.” As the recording was done on October 30, 2020, the man of God said, “I will be leaving today to share with you the vision I received. God bless you. Emmanuel!”

Holy Spirit-backed Prayer – Never Bound by Time!

After his short message to the people, Prophet T.B. Joshua offered prayers of release and healing to people all over the world. The prayer, which is not time-bound, is reproduced below. May you be blessed in the mighty name of Jesus Christ as you open up your heart to God’s Spirit.


“Lord Jesus, give me the courage to say the word you spoke on the Cross: ‘Into Your hands I commit my spirit.’ Whatever affliction, whatever sickness, whatever disease in your body – Lord Jesus, forgive them of all their iniquities and release them from all these afflictions. All these afflictions – release them, in the name of Jesus Christ! Affliction in their organs, in their internal organs – head to toe – release them, in the name of Jesus Christ! Release them, in the name of Jesus Christ!

Whatever affliction – strange affliction, strange pain in their system – be released, in the name of Jesus! Be released, in the name of Jesus! Whatever affliction in your internal organs, in your system, in your faculties – be released, in the name of Jesus! Be healed, in the name of Jesus! Be healed, in the name of Jesus Christ! I declare Galatians 3:13-14: Christ has redeemed you! Christ has healed you! Christ has delivered you! In the name of Jesus Christ!

No one enjoys being sick. Those on the sickbed – Lord Jesus, I place myself in Your hands. Work on them in the name of Jesus Christ! Heal them, in the name of Jesus! Work on their internal organs! Work on their system, in the name of Jesus! Deliver them, in the name of Jesus! Work on them, in the name of Jesus! Restore them, in the name of Jesus! Use me to restore them, in the name of Jesus! Restore them, in the name of Jesus! Whatever affliction in their internal organs, in their organs, in their system – whatever pain, whatever strange pain from head to toe – heal them, Lord, in the name of Jesus!



Deliver them, in the name of Jesus! Restore them, in the name of Jesus! Anything in their foundation that has subjected their life to struggles and contentions – be destroyed, in the name of Jesus Christ! Anything in your foundation that has subjected your life to struggles and contentions – be destroyed, in the name of Jesus! Be removed, in the name of Jesus! Be destroyed, in the name of Jesus Christ! Be removed, in the name of Jesus Christ!

Thank You, Lord!

Every limitation – be broken, in the name of Jesus Christ! Be broken, in the name of Jesus Christ! I remove the work of your hands from financial captivity, in the name of Jesus Christ! I remove the work of your hands from financial captivity, in the name of Jesus Christ! I remove the work of your hands from financial captivity, in the name of Jesus Christ! Be removed, in the name of Jesus Christ!

All powers that have tied you down to where you do not belong – be loosed, in the name of Jesus Christ! I release you, in the name of Jesus Christ! Thank You, Lord! In Jesus Christ’s name. Amen.”


Prophecy on the 2020 American Presidential Election



Having received Spirit intimations on major world events during his four-day stay on the Prayer Mountain, Prophet T.B. Joshua was moved to utter prophetic words on the American presidential election scheduled for November 3, 2020. As stated already, the man of God had sent the video from the Prayer Mountain on October 30, 2020 and released the prophecy on November 1, 2020.

“What is happening in the American election is as a result of the power in the tongue. The word we speak determines the life we enjoy (Proverbs 6:2). The tongue can either work for us or against us – death and life lie in the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).

We Christians would have loved it to go the way we wanted. But the Bible says it is never proper to base our faith on our improvement after prayer. We should not worry. The joy is that the new Supreme Court Judge, Amy Coney Barrett, will be an instrument of check.

Finally, let us learn how to believe that God hears us when we pray – it is a much greater blessing. There is likely going to be pockets of resistance here and there, after the election, but nothing will change. Let me reserve what I am seeing until the inauguration of the new president.”

THE WORD OF GOD IN OUR HEART!

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Jesus’ focus is the motive behind what you do. Jesus tests our heart to give us according to our effort. What is the state of your heart? Your heart must be at its best for God because the Spirit of God expresses Himself through our heart. The Word of God in our heart is our contact with God. It is His contact with us.

Whatever your heart engages on influences your conduct and your character. If your heart does not contact the Word of God, nothing can be achieved in God. Jesus Christ said in John 14:23, “Anyone who loves me will obey my teaching. My Father will love them, and we will come to them and make our home with them.” This shows that God does nothing without His Word. “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God” (John 1:1). No one can live above trial and temptation without the Word of God in his or her heart.

Our doing the Word, living it in our daily lives, practicing it, trusting in it, acting on it – that is our secret. Yielding your heart to the Word of God makes the Word a reality. When the Word becomes a reality, you become God-minded and Word-minded. When you become God-minded and Word-minded, in the morning, your spirit unconsciously goes to Him for guidance and wisdom for the day.

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NEWSPAPER INTERVIEW WITH PROPHET TB JOSHUA

Here are excerpts from an interview which Prophet TB Joshua had with some journalists several weeks ago at The SCOAN Prayer Mountain. It was published today in This Day Newspapers.

QUESTION: What motivated the vision to create this Prayer Mountain, a ‘wilderness’ in an urban area?

ANSWER: This is where I started. I must have a library and a place where I can enjoy nature, not the air condition or fan, just nature as God created it. So, having nature around you is very good. God is nature Himself and without nature, you cannot understand the Bible. Because the Bible is not history; when you are reading the Bible, you are reading the Holy Spirit. So, if you don’t allow nature when you are reading, you will be reading history. You need some places like this – where you leave everything outside and come and hear the cocks’ crow. But outside of here, whatever they are doing, you can’t hear because of the noise. So, this place is very important to me – this is where I live, this is where I sleep and do everything.

If I want to meet people outside of here, I go outside. There is a time for that because the Bible says that there is time to rest and a time to work. Time to rest is time to receive from God and time to work is time to give what you receive from God. When you talk of time to rest, this is the best place to rest, not in the midst of technology or going to New York or travelling about but you rest in the midst of nature.

QUESTION – How did this Prayer Mountain start, given that this place was once a swamp?

ANSWER – This swamp is the rejected stone. God spoke to me and brought me here. I have been following God’s vision, God’s mission. When I am out of God’s mission, I am finished. That is why you cannot see me outside of here; you cannot hear me.

God’s time is the best and I always follow God’s time. So, I have been following God’s time; that is why you will not see me preach every Sunday or go on television to preach every day. I must hear from God before saying anything. Every time can be good for you and every time can be the best time for you but for me, I must have a corresponding grace or power because the Holy Spirit must suggest what to do before I do them. If not, I will not be able to have God’s result.

This is why you are not seeing me out there – at weddings, social occasions, coming to your offices to grant interviews. This is the only church – The SCOAN here in Ikotun. There is no other branch anywhere else in the world but it touches everywhere in the world. I am waiting for God to let me know if there will be branches or not; the important thing is that we should focus on building the people and not the church.

QUESTION – Why don’t you open up this place for tourists?

ANSWER – The people will soon get to know about it. We are just waiting for God’s time. There are many things to be done in this place. We are at about a 70 per cent completion rate. So, if people should know about this place now, we would not be able to complete this job because it will cause distraction. When we are at about 95 per cent completion level, we will let people know. It is going to be by grace. It is not something you pay money for; you can come and see people moving and praying. So, people will get to know; we are waiting for God’s time.

QUESTION – What do you have to say about your family and their involvement in the ministry?

ANSWER – I am very happy about this question. I have a wife and I have children. My first daughter is doing her PhD and my second daughter is doing her master’s degree. In all, I have three daughters. The last one is still in secondary school. I would have loved my wife to be like me but I cannot make her what I am; it is God. I can’t anoint her; God is the one that anoints people. This is not a biological issue; it is an inheritance from the saints – being a partaker of the inheritance from the saints. So, therefore, I should not use anything in my biological life to stop my spiritual life.

As for my divine nature, I am a partaker of the inheritance of the saints. This is an apostolic ministry; it is not a ministry where you read the Bible, go to theology school, get your certificate and you start preaching! No. It is purely divine. So, it is so difficult for me to display my wife, she has to be ready for God. As much as you are ready for God, God will display you.

QUESTION – How do you take such criticism that your ministry has faced?

ANSWER – It is always good if at the beginning they don’t see what is good about you. If they don’t see your journey at the beginning, they will criticise you. It is good for you in the end. So, if they praise you from the beginning, it is not encouraging. If Nigerians have been accepting me right from the beginning of my mission, I think that would have affected my mission to the world.

I have gone all over the world. I am the first minister of God that went to Nazareth, Israel where Jesus was born and organised a revival there and the news was carried in newspapers all over the world. After the crusade, a certificate was given to me by the State of Israel. That is the greatest joy for any minister of God!

QUESTION – But why was there so much controversy about the Nazareth Crusade?

ANSWER – Because it happened to Jesus, I cannot be greater than my Master. A tenant cannot be greater than his landlord. If the landlord is criticised, who is a tenant? That is exactly what happened to Jesus. They said no. The Muslims were on the streets protesting along with Christians, Catholics and all. But I let them know that God sent me to do the revival in Israel. And top Israeli government functionaries came. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also sent his representative.

WHERE IS YOUR TREASURE?

“The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field” (Matthew 13:44).

What do you treasure in this life? Is it wealth, possessions, fame or relationships? If you look around, you will agree with me that treasures on earth have a habit of disappointing us because we do not know if we will be around tomorrow to enjoy them.

Jesus said in Matthew 6:20-21 “But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Many may ask, “How can I store up treasures in Heaven?” Possessions and money alone cannot bring contentment but giving them to help others can. The reality of our salvation will be judged by our willingness, cheerful eagerness to part with our possessions for the good of others. That is how you can seek first the Kingdom of God. This is how you can build up treasures in Heaven.

So, take time to draw closer to God. In this uncertain world, amidst the twists and turns of life, the only way you can be safe is if your treasure is in the hands of God.

A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART

Tb Joshua, The SCOAN,Emmanuel TV

“And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will.” (Acts 13:22)

In our hearts, we are made to be like Jesus. Are you a man or woman after God’s own heart? When you are a man after God’s own heart you will have a ‘hugged’ heart with God; your heart will agree in relationship with God. If your heart agrees in relationship with God, what is seen, what is heard, whatever may happen, will not affect your relationship with Him.

As a Christian, you may not always get it right but always remember that God loves you and values your relationship; you are His temple – where His Holy Spirit dwells.

We are known by our fruits. Only our character can testify to our confession of Christ. To be like Jesus, we must live in Him. To become God’s person, a Christian, born-again, you must be remoulded. It is essential to serve God with a willing heart, for the love of the heart is the only genuine principle from which a genuine relationship with the Lord can spring.

You are a work of art. The Holy Spirit wants to be Lord of your life so that you will no longer be in command of the little vessel in which you sail. Are you ready for Him?

End SARS: Revolution in Nigeria, ‘everybody will be ready to die’ – How T.B Joshua warned

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Prophet TB Joshua

As the protests over police brutality engulfing the nation of Nigeria steadily grow in momentum, a video of TB Joshua prophesying a ‘revolution’ instigated by Nigerian youths has resurfaced on social media.

The video, which was originally aired seven years ago on July 14th 2013, shows Joshua sharing a revelation to the congregation of The Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), which he titled ‘Carry Your Youths Along’.

“I am seeing a revolution,” the cleric bluntly began, adding that “every revolution starts by protests”.

“I’m seeing people taking to the streets,” he continued, adding that the authorities would attempt unsuccessfully to quash the protests with police.

“You can stop protests but you cannot stop revolution. When it becomes a revolution, everybody is ready to die, so you can’t stop it,” he stated.

“It might be stopped at the beginning. Eventually, it will become so big that it cannot be stopped. This I see happen. Nigeria, pray,” he stated in the clip.

The cleric, however, proffered a solution, calling on the Nigerian government to actively engage its young people, recognising they are the “leaders of tomorrow”.

“God has given us the way out. The way out – job creation for the youth and the creation of a new social value system,” he said.

“No matter the education the youth have, they feel they have no place in politics and there is no job to keep them busy,” he continued, calling for a “new orientation” especially in the political sphere.

“In politics, the youth should be considered for important positions such as assistants to elders. While the elders are ministers, the youth should be junior ministers,” he advised. “By doing this, we are training them to take over tomorrow.”

The prominent cleric further reiterated his ‘shocking’ vision. “Revolution is a weapon of change that is coming. This is the vision I saw – revolution is coming when people will take to the streets because life has no value anymore to the people,” he said, adding that the “coming ominous signs are disastrous”.

Joshua appealed to those in leadership to “carry your youth along” in “politics and administration, especially in ruling your country”, adding that Nigeria’s young people “want to see themselves represented in every area of life.”

“When we carry the youth along, whenever there is a revolt, they will be available to readily speak to their colleagues,” he also noted.

The cleric insisted the revelation was “the voice of God” and “none of this will go without being fulfilled”.

“As sure as God lives, I, TB Joshua, will tell you only what God says. If I am hated, persecuted or intimidated because of my accurate prophetic messages, blessed be to God who gives the prophecy. The day will declare who is in the right and who is in the wrong, says the Lord,” Joshua concluded.

Since the outbreak of #EndSARS protests, Joshua is yet to make a public comment and his official social media handles have not referenced the unrest.

The protests, which have drawn huge crowds throughout Nigeria’s major cities, have morphed from insistence on the abolition of the notorious SARS police unit to impassioned calls for good governance and accountability among Nigeria’s politicians.

LOOK FORWARD

In the midst of life’s uncertainties, we tend to look back to our family background, poor education and some other unfavourable circumstances around us. We are so busy with our past that we are unable to look at the other side and hear what God says in Isaiah 43:19, “See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”

Upon all the promises of salvation she received, Lot’s wife looked back and behold, she became a pillar of salt (Genesis 19:26). Answering the call of God, Peter walked on the water and yet the moment he looked back at his surroundings, Peter sank (Matthew 14:30).

Indeed, we cannot look at two different directions at the same time; broken focus is the real reason men fail. Brethren, Jesus calls you to look forward to Him so you can discover new strength, new courage. Discovery is for forward lookers – it is by looking forward that you discover new things, new horizons and new opportunities you would not have ordinarily dreamt of.

Today, look forward to Jesus and discover a new beginning, in Jesus’ name!

SOUTH SUDAN PRESIDENT SENDS OFFICIAL LETTER OF APPRECIATION TO PROPHET TB JOSHUA

President Salva Kiir Mayardit of South Sudan has written an official letter to Prophet TB Joshua, thanking him for the role he played in bringing peace to the nation and inviting him once again to South Sudan.

After receiving this letter, when asked by journalists why he was valued more abroad than in Nigeria, Prophet TB Joshua responded: “If I am appreciated in my country more, then I am not following the footsteps of my Master Jesus. He was despised by the same people He came to liberate. I am happy that I face the same persecution as Jesus.” The son of God.

Here is the contents of the letter:

Dear Man of God,

REF: Invitation Letter

With due respect and honour, I am privileged to write to your highly esteemed prophetic office in reference to the above-mentioned subject.

First, I would like thank you, humble servant of the Most High God, for the higher grace and anointing upon your life, and for your love and humility by coming on your prophetic and historic visit on 12th November 2019 when the nation was in a desperate situation after experiencing civil war violence for many years.

The world organisations tried to negotiate peace but where human wisdom failed, God has the final answer. Hallelujah!

You prophesied that it shall be a new beginning for the nation and we, the leaders, should overcome our divisions and differences to develop our youngest nation in the world

Hence, we the government and opposition have come together to implement the revitalised peace agreement and now the nation is at peace followed by the formation of the Revitalised Transitional Government of National Unity (R-TGoNU), which signifies a new beginning indeed!

“For I am the Lord, I speak and the word which I speak will come to pass; it will no more be postponed…” (Ezekiel 12:25)

Secondly, based on the above-mentioned reference, I want to take this opportunity to invite you again to the Republic of South Sudan to harvest what you planted. The whole nation of South Sudan is ready to receive you once again.

“Being confident of this proverb, He who began the good work will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.” (Philippians 1:6)

Please accept, dear Man of God, the assurance of my best regards.

Salva Kiir Mayardit,

President of the Republic of South Sudan

God’s Power Is More Majestic In Distance

The prayer recipients had connected from far away Germany, Bolivia, South Africa, Ghana, Zambia, Portugal, USA, among others, hoping for a miracle. Prophetess Angela reached out to them in faith from the Emmanuel TV Studios in Lagos, Nigeria. Despite the great distance, it was proved yet again that God’s power is more majestic in distance.

As the prophetess began prayers, the power of God travelled through distance into the homes of the people as every stronghold of satan in their lives was broken in Jesus’ name! Poisonous substances were vomited, medical supports were removed and joy replaced tears!

Attesting to God’s healing, saving and restoring power, they happily confessed their freedom.
Gabriel, whose health had seriously deteriorated after he was shot in the dream and came down with severe waist pain, glorified God for his thorough healing as he discarded his body brace and lumbar corset.
Josue also testified that he could run and breathe well without a nebuliser, as his problem of asthma since birth was now a thing of the past! He happily played basketball, confirming his total healing! Thank You, Jesus!

Healed Physically, Spiritually or Emotionally

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The single remedy that cures every case in this world emotionally, physically or spiritually, and which has never been known to fail, is the Lord Jesus Christ. Exodus 1:26 says, “I am the Lord that health thee”. Jesus continues to use His healing power as an effective entry point to helping us to understand His Good News Message of Salvation and freedom from sin power. Even whilst Jeremiah (22:18) was questioning his people saying, “Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is there no healing for the wound of my people?” Jesus has always been the Balm in Gilead and the Healer. Before He ascended into heaven, He spoke to His followers that “they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover” (Mark 16:18). This anointing was so strong on the Apostles that “many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles . . . believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed, (Acts 5:12-16). God’s will is for us to walk in divine healing and health, physically and spiritually. The Ministry of Prophet TB Joshua of the SCOAN Lagos Nigeria represents the Apostolic Ministry of our day, tapping into the promises of God. Jesus is making Healing a component of SCOAN’s teaching and activities across the globe.

Who are the people getting healing from Jesus in the Bible? One of them was a woman having an issue of blood for twelve years, (Luke 8:43-48). The woman had spent all her living upon physicians but couldn’t be healed of any of them. She came behind Jesus and touched the border of His garment. Immediately her issue of blood stanched. At that level, she obtained what we want to described loosely here as physical healing. But Jesus questioned, “Who touched me?” All denied and Jesus said, “Somebody hath touched me: for I perceive that virtue is gone out of me”. Eventually, she came trembling and falling before Him, she declared unto Him before all the people for why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. Jesus said unto her, “Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace”. She was brought to the full knowledge of Who Jesus is. Knowing Jesus is the spiritual aspect of healing. If Jesus had allowed her to go back to the crowd she might have run away with the impression that Jesus is also a super physician in town, whereas He is our Saviour, our Healer and by His stripes, we are healed. It is a complete package of emotional, physical and spiritual healing that we get from Jesus and which must be maintained by following Jesus.

Jesus also heals a Man Born Blind as another example of the people receiving this divine grace. “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth”, (John 9). This healing was done so that the “works of God might be displayed in Him” (verse 4). Also to reveal the person of Jesus, “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world”, (verse 5). The blind man’s faith and obedience must be acknowledged. He had never known or heard of Jesus before, but somehow believed and obeyed Him. The Pharisees investigated the healing only to display their spiritual blindness.

Incidentally, many people coming to SCOAN for healing belong to one or other groups; such as, “I don’t go to church”, “This is my first time in SCOAN”, “I have been to all over the places for healing to no avail”, “My pastor discouraged my coming earlier”, “I have been watching Emmanuel.tv”, etc. The Lord Jesus and His followers ministered healing even to those with little or no understanding of the things of God. Hence healing and all other God’s divine interventions in our circumstances must be that “His mercy brings both miracles and salvation”. This mercy healing is available to everyone. On the other hand, religious leaders are confused thinking of getting to the Healing Ministry by some rigorous academic research, going to a College of Divinity for a PhD degree programme, etc.

We perceive that this generation, like every other before it, consists of different minds when it comes to Who Jesus is, His disciples and the teaching of healing. In particular, the contemporary society is filled at one end with men and women of simplistic minds thinking that all there is are the only things their eyes can see. On the other end are the spiritualists, the rituals, the demons, the cultists where many religious leaders probably belong. Our Lord Jesus Christ heals because He is full of compassion towards mankind and He knows that healing belongs to God’s children. Jesus heals us from all our infirmities to fulfil God’s promises and to glorify His heavenly Father. Furthermore, Jesus heals to confirm His Word, demonstrate the power in His blood and to expose the devil’s defeat and the devil’s failure. Peter explained to Cornelius that “Jesus went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil”, (Acts 10:37-38). Jesus knows all our needs even the number of hairs on our heads, (Matthew 10: 29-30), even our infirmities, and weaknesses.

We recall the parable of Lazarus and the unnamed Rich man told by Jesus in (Luke 16:19-31). Lazarus was described as a beggar with sores, looking for what to eat and dogs coming around him to lick his sores, whereas the Rich man was in luxury every day. The time came when Lazarus died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s bosom. The Rich man also died and was buried in Hades, where he was being tormented; he looked up and saw Abraham far away with Lazarus by his side, (verse 24). Lazarus reclined at Abraham’s bosom, a position for the guest of honour at a banquet. We read in the gospels that John had that position next to Jesus, (John 13:23). Those who trusted in God’s Word were promised to be with Abraham in God’s kingdom. This is spiritual healing and our hope.

Hence as we continue to watch and pray with Emmanuel.tv, with Prophet TB Joshua and his SCOAN team, with other Christians, or individually, for healing, for blessing, for a breakthrough, the sole aim should be to encounter Jesus Christ and His awesome power. It is a big privilege and God’s divine mercy to be healed either through prayers, medication, diet or exercise. It becomes spiritual when it leads to the source and the Healer. In this generation, we have been blessed to have a Prophet like TB Joshua who is not just doing miracles but can live by the Word that leads to salvation. TB Joshua’s Ministry is “Healing the Christian World” today, turning it from serving the god of Marmon, the god of raising supermen who can build so many branches and raise so many funds but the people are not edified and made to encounter Jesus. TB Joshua often says that reward is not necessarily the result of faithful prayer. Lazarus must have prayed but his result came to him when least expected in the bosom of Abraham. What Prophet TB Joshua and his Ministry have contributed to how the public should see Christ is in the “Returning to the Apostolic Age” rather than the “Transaction Christianity Approach”. The Transaction Christianity Approach is to claim that because you sow an amount of seed you reap so much because you pay your tithes you are blessed more because you fasted for seven days you are blessed more than when you fasted only three days, you pay so much and you are prayed for that much. TB Joshua and SCOAN have left such schools through the power of Jesus, and now seeing Christ as He is. Of course, we need to pay our tithes and labour for Christ every moment. Nevertheless let us know that by grace we have been saved, through faith and this is not from ourselves. It is the gift of God and not by works so that no one can boast, (Ephesians 2:8-9). Hence be healed physically and spiritually in Jesus mighty name. Distance is not a barrier. Emmanuel!

LET YOUR WORDS BE FEW

Tb Joshua, The SCOAN,Emmanuel TV

“Do not be rash with your mouth,
And let not your heart utter anything hastily before God.
For God is in heaven, and you on earth;
Therefore let your words be few.”
(Ecclesiastes 5:2-3)

When you open your mouth to pray, do you ever stop to think about who you are praying to? The Creator of Heaven and earth. Sadly, today most of our words that we say in prayer only entertain men but do not reach God.

The greatest achievement on earth is to pray as God wants us to pray. But prayer is not saying words; the Spirit of God is the Word on our lips. When Jesus ascended to Heaven, He left us the Comforter, the Holy Spirit to help us to be faithful, obedient to Christ, to help us to pray because He is the Word on our lips. But have we received any comfort from Him?

If we are honest with ourselves, we must admit that much of our conversation, prayer, preaching and teaching is nothing more than empty talk because it is not affected by the Holy Spirit.

Let us ask God for the grace to shut our mouths and open our hearts to the Spirit of God so that when we come before Him in prayer, we will let our words be few.

Are You Looking For Jesus?

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In Matthew 2:1-12 we read about the wise men that came from the east to Jerusalem saying, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?” When they saw the young child Jesus with Mary His mother they fell on there kneels, and worshipped Him and presented unto Him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. In Luke 2:43-50, Joseph and Mary the parents of Jesus had to turn back again to Jerusalem, seeking and looking for their son Jesus because they had disconnected from Him. Some people who love Jesus may have got disconnected. They ought to turn back to restore their relationship. You’d probably find Jesus in the temple, sitting amid the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions. But be very careful because in the temples today some are merchants, fame-seekers, religious leaders who wouldn’t enter into Jesus’ kingdom nor allow others. In Sunday school, we had been routinely taught to find Jesus through confessing our sins, repenting from them, praying and reading the Bible. Yes, we can also find Jesus in the scriptures, the Bible.

Nicodemus a Pharisees and a ruler of the Jews also came looking for Jesus by night. Nicodemus probably had watched Jesus, (as many have been watching Emmanuel.tv all over the places). He would have listened to His teaching and His power and came to the conclusion that “no man can do these miracles that thou does, except God be with him”. Jesus taught us many lessons from this night visit. Jesus said, “That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit”. We need a rebirth and that God loves the world and gives His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Jesus should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Zacchaeus a Chief Tax Collector also wanted to see who Jesus was. Zacchaeus being a short man in status could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore tree to see Jesus since He was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, He looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.” So he came down at once and welcomed Jesus gladly, (Luke 19:1-10). The religious leaders mocked at Jesus saying, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood up to the call for repentance and becoming a changed man.

Today many other individuals or groups of people are looking for Jesus, but each for very different reasons. Most of these are looking for Him for the very wrong reasons. Just like in Jesus’ day, the Jews were looking for Jesus so they could kill Him. Jesus spoke in very simple but authoritative language, He reached out to hurting people. He was also known to be a friend of sinners. Jesus’ basic message is “Repent for the kingdom of God is at hand”. We are supposed to, “Keep ourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life”, (Jude 1:21). Instead of that, the teachings of Jesus irritated the Jewish leaders and they regarded Him a threat and a Public Enemy Number One. They got Him arrested and nailed Him on a tree. Today, some people also hate Jesus Christ, and by extension true Apostolic prophets like Prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN. The teaching coming from SCOAN is very simply, bringing people out for confession, deliverance and receiving a new life in Christ Jesus, almost always immediately. SCOAN’s altar call is unique, effective, excellent and real and not a ritual of it.

Another group of people was looking for Jesus because of the great signs He had performed. They sensed that something big was about to happen. But it was not what these people thought. They thought Jesus would free them from the tyranny of Rome. Whilst Jesus came to conquer sin and death this group thought Jesus had come to conquer Rome. He did not come to make war with Rome; instead, He came to make peace between God and man. These people misunderstood His mission. They were looking for Jesus, but they wanted Him on their terms. Many groups are in this class looking for Jesus they can use quickly as magic or charm, prosperity gospel teachers, measuring rewards as answers to prayer people. Yes Jesus is rich but He will tell us to “Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you”, (Matthew 6:33).

The Christmas Jesus seekers can also form another class of their own. At Christmas, many people will celebrate Jesus’ birth with decoration and funfair, but live the rest of the year as though He never came. They want God in their lives, but they want Him on their terms. They are looking for the plastic Jesus they can hang around as part of the furniture in the house. When they lose their Jesus the police can assist them to recover such property. Christmas also brings high sales to some people and the only reason to look forward to it.

Peradventure we are still undecided about who Jesus is and need to read more of Him in the scriptures. Jesus has many names and many titles, each for unique purposes and His roles. For example, in Revelation chapter 1 Jesus is Christ, the Faithful Witness, the First Begotten of the dead, and the Prince of the kings of the earth. He is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the Ending, the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty, the First and the Last, etc. He is also called The Word of God, the KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS,(Revelation 19:13, 16). That Jesus “being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God. But made Himself of no reputation, and took upon Him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men. And being found in fashion as a man, He humbled Himself. . . God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name. That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father”, (Philippians 2:6-13).

Hence, beloved, you need to work out your salvation with fear and trembling by looking for Jesus to follow Him. God shall work in you both to will and do of His good pleasure. In John Chapter 6 a great multitude followed Jesus because they saw His miracles which He did on them that were diseased. Jesus also fed them. Then those men, when they had seen the miracle that Jesus did, said, “This is of a truth that prophet that should come into the world”. Jesus perceived that they would come and take Him by force, to make Him a king. Hence He departed into a mountain Himself alone. The people of this world are looking for a champion, a leader, a celebrity, a worldly figurehead to build another city, to fight their wars, to rescue them from the consequences of their own mistakes, etc. Some others asked Jesus, “What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?” Jesus answered and said unto them, “This is the work of God that ye believe on Him Whom He hath sent”. Jesus is the one looking for us. He told Apostle John, “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come into him and will sup with him, and he with me”, (Revelation 3:20). Emmanuel!!!

HIS COVENANT

Tb Joshua Ministries,The SCOAN Emmanuel TV

“He is the Lord our God;
His judgments are in all the earth.
Remember His covenant forever,
The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations…” 1 Chronicles 16:14-15

If God has not promised anything, how do we know that He is faithful? From age to age, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has shown Himself as a God who keeps His promises. You cannot separate God from His will, promises and time. Without God’s promises, your faith is not real faith.

Yet you seem to forget when you are facing a challenge that you are what God says you are. You seem to forget that you have what God says you have. You seem to forget that you and God together can move mountains.

No matter what you think, feel or do, what matters is what God has said. There is nothing more ridiculous than to allow your present situation to cause you to doubt the fulfilment of God’s promises for your life.

How do you know that promise? We know God by the Word He speaks and the Word He speaks represents His heart’s desire. His Word is filled with promises for every matter; insert your name where the message is personal and by faith, believe, receive and confess His promises daily.

Let God’s Word continue to run in your heart. Let His Word continue to run in your spirit.

No matter what happens, no matter what comes, let nothing take you from His covenant. Again i said, let nothing take you from His covenant.

God Shall Provide Rest for His Followers

God will provide rest for His faithful followers who are troubled, those who are being persecuted, and for us also when the Lord Jesus appears from heaven. He will come with His mighty angels, in flaming fire, bringing judgment on those who don’t know God and on those who refuse to obey the Good News of our Lord Jesus. They will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and His glorious power. When Jesus comes on that day, He will receive glory from His holy people, and praise from all who believe. This fellowship includes everyone who must have given their life to Jesus, for they have believed what the scriptures and the prophets of God have told them about Jesus, the Saviour of all mankind.

This is why SCOAN, led by its Bishop, Prophet TB Joshua, keep on praying for you, asking God to enable you to live a life worthy of Jesus’ calling. May He give you the power to accomplish all the good things your faith prompts you to do. Then the name of our Lord Jesus will be honoured because of the way you live, and you will be honoured along with Him. This is all made possible because of the grace of our God and Lord, Jesus Christ, (1 Thessalonians 1:7-12).

Specifically, our love and prayers continually go to those who unfortunately lost their lives on September 14, 2014, within SCOAN guest house premises. The Almighty and all-knowing Sovereign God, from whom nothing is hidden, shall reveal the truth at His time. Meanwhile, we warn every Christian to expect some persecution, especially these perilous times. Such persecution may take different forms such as discrimination, religious bias, killing, and every other systematic mistreatment either on basis of an individual or a group of individuals, because of their faith in Jesus Christ.

Every follower of Jesus ought to remain focused on our ordination and calling that we should go and bring forth fruit and that our fruit should remain. In accomplishing this glorious commission Jesus commands that we should also love one another, working for Him in one accord. Peradventure the world hates us in the process that we need to remember that it hated Jesus also and nailed Him on the cross. Secondly, if we were of the world, the world would love his own. Since we are not of the world, but followers of Jesus, therefore the world hates every true Christian. Jesus said, “The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept My saying, they will keep yours also”, (John 15:16-20).

Therefore as we continue to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on that fateful day, Christians who had clung to their faith to their deaths. Our condolences go to their families, their loved ones, SCOAN families, Emmanuel partners and Prophet TB Joshua. Unfortunately, there is a growing Christian martyr now. Stephen was the first Christian martyr in the New Testament. The blood of these martyrs, (witnesses for Jesus), and all those who continue to give their lives for Christ, represent a powerful and attractive witness for Christianity and a curse for the adversary Satan. We pray that their souls rest in perfect peace. Finally, brethren, we should always remember the word of Jesus to His disciples when He said, “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God and believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”, (John 1:1-3). Emmanuel!

WHO IS SAILING YOUR BOAT?

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“I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth… he lives with you and will be in you” (John 14:16).

Many of us still want to be in charge of our own lives. We already know what we want to wear tomorrow, we plan our timetable and iron our clothes for the week but how do we know we will be here tomorrow? We own today but God owns tomorrow. Many believe we can do it all alone without any reference to God but we are His greatest product, created to be under His influence.

The Holy Spirit wants to be Lord of your life and He wants to possess you so that you will no longer be in command of the little vessel in which you sail. On this great voyage of life, you are to be a passenger on the boat or one of the crew but definitely not in charge.

Decide today to give up the command of your vessel. Ask God’s Spirit to take up residence in your heart. When the Holy Spirit is residing in us, we have His kind of freedom (Romans 8:10).

Oh Holy Spirit make a way
Make my heart a place for You to dwell

TRUTH WILL GET THE RACE

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Jesus was not the kind of person to be led by others. He did not labour to appear truthful; He simply was a man of truth. He said, “You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). And it is the truth of His life and message that has saved us today.

We are living in a world surrounded by lies. No one has to teach us to lie because by nature, man is rebellious. If you tell lies, you are speaking your father’s language for satan is the author of lies (John 8:44).

Truth becomes our protection against the lies of the adversary. But if you do not take time to find out the truth, you shall never come to the knowledge of the truth. The Holy Spirit is true for He is the Spirit of truth. Allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart to see yourself in the truth of God’s Word. “The sum of your word is truth, and every one of your righteous rules endures forever” (Psalm 119:160).

If you are pretending today, you cannot pretend forever; if you are lying today, you cannot lie forever. The only thing that will last forever is the truth of God’s Word.

If lying goes on for 100 years, truth one day will reach it (Psalm 94:15). So decide today to say no to lies and be on the winning side. As truth was older than terror, so it will survive it. It got the start and it will get the race.

A CRY BORN OF FAITH!

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We all cry sometimes but as the tears roll down your cheeks, have you ever stopped to ask yourself what gave birth to your crying? Is your cry born of self-pity or victimhood because you are looking for attention and lamenting over your present situation? Or is your cry born of faith because you want to receive from Jesus Christ?

In Matthew 15:22-28, the Canaanite woman cried out to Jesus for her daughter’s deliverance. In verse 26 Jesus replied “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to their dogs.”

This response was capable of discouraging any other woman in her position from pressing on with her request. She was not only ignored; she was also equated with a dog. But because she truly believed that Jesus was capable of meeting her needs, she knew that this seeming harsh treatment would soon pass away. She simply pressed on, saying, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Jesus saw this as a cry born of faith.

What are you crying about? The Lord may be taking His time to consider your request in order to test your faith just like the Canaanite woman. If your cry is born of faith because you want to receive of Jesus then you would respond with humility, modesty and perseverance. So be calm and determined and make sure your cry is a cry born of faith.

FEET OF CLAY

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The spies that were sent to the promised land of Canaan came back to tell of the great giants that were there and fear filled all who heard them (Numbers 13:31-33).

What is your giant today that seems to stand in the way of God’s promises for your life? Is it sickness, joblessness, hatred, rejection, depression? When God commissioned Joshua to possess the promised land, He said, “Be strong and courageous” (Joshua 1:5-9). God knew that the biggest enemy Joshua would face would not be the giant in the land but the little voice inside saying, “Whom do you think you are?” “You are not able!”

In the same vein, our biggest enemy is not the challenges we are facing but the little voice inside driving us, saying, “You can do this, you can do that and get away with it. You can kill, destroy and steal and get away with it – you are different.” But we are not. We all have feet of clay to some extent.

Why are you thinking you are ‘out of touch’ when the Bible says that in this world there will be trouble? You can never live and be ‘out of touch’ until the end of your days. Whatever giant you are facing, don’t listen to the voice of your situation – the voice of doubt, the voice of temptation telling you to react badly. Whatever may be your ‘feet of clay’, let it draw you closer to God.

Jesus Paid a Sabbath Visit at the Pool of Bethesda

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There was a feast of the Jews and Jesus went up to Jerusalem, (please read John chapter 5). The Pool of Bethesda was in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate (John 5:2), surrounded by five covered colonnades. The Sheep Gate was doubtless the gate through which the sheep travelled on their way to be sacrificed in the temple. During Jesus’ time, the Pool of Bethesda lay outside Jerusalem city walls. The name of the pool, “Bethesda,” is Aramaic. It means “House of Mercy”, “House of Grace”, or “House of Love”, and it is also a place where “a great number of disabled people used to lay; the blind, the lame, the paralyzed” (John 5:3). The Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) in Lagos Nigeria is called by many as “Arena of Liberty”, also having this same dual meaning, being regarded by some as a place where the infirm, the sick, the invalids, come seeking from Jesus. SCOAN is also a place of Grace where many receive healing, deliverance, the new life and freedom.

In the case of Bethesda legend had it that an angel would come down into the pool and “stir up the water.” According to the legend, the first person into the pool after the stirring of the water “was made well from whatever disease with which he or she was afflicted” (John 5:4). The Bible does not teach that this actually happened; rather, the superstitious belief probably arose because of the pool’s association with the nearby temple.

On the day that Jesus visited this public pool of Bethesda, there was a man there, possibly amongst scores of others, and he “had been an invalid for thirty-eight years” (John 5:5). Jesus interacted with him twice, before his physical healing at the public pool and afterwards in the temple. Jesus asked the man “Do you want to be healed?” Jesus knew that not every sick person would want to be healed, and that some could be so discouraged that they put away all hope. Jesus was dealing with a man who might have his heart withered as well as his legs. Hence Jesus started by building up the faith of this man. The man replied, “I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred, (verse 7). He was probably saying to himself, “if only I was able enough, fast enough, strong enough, have someone else to help me then I could have been healed”. Or he was basically saying, “Yes, I want to be made well, but I don’t see how this can happen”. The paralytic was in need of saving but there beside him was the Saviour of all mankind. When Jesus spoke to him, he heard the word of a mere man whilst he kept gazing at Bethesda for superstitious healing, expecting healing by work and not by faith or by grace.

Jesus swept aside all superstition and bypassed altogether the need for magic water with one command: “Get up! Pick up your mat and walk” (verse 8). The man was instantly cured, and “he picked up his mat and walked” (verse 9). The sick man limited God’s help to his own ideas and did not dare promise himself more than he conceived in his mind. We create a small God in our heads, a God who is limited by whatever box we try to put Him into, a God we limit by what we have heard, out thoughts, or what we read in the newspapers.

Amazingly, not everyone was happy about the man’s miraculous healing. The day Jesus healed the man at the poolside happened to be a Sabbath. As the man left Bethesda, the Jewish leaders saw him only carrying his mat and didn’t see him walking and healed. They stopped him. “It is the Sabbath,” they said. “The law forbids you to carry your mat” (verse 10). The man told them that he was simply obeying orders. The man who made me well said to me, “Pick up your mat and walk” (verse 11). The Jews inquired who would so brazenly promote Law-breaking, but the man who was healed had no idea who He was, for Jesus had slipped away into the crowd, (verse 13). The contrary men of the world see only criticism and not the healing, or the changed life, or the restored sanity. The reaction of the Jewish leaders shows that, no matter how much proof God provides, there will be some people who refuse to see the truth. Jesus was an awesome Miracle Worker, but the religious leaders couldn’t see the miracle. All they could see was that someone had violated a rule. The issue was not the breaking of God’s command, for Jesus fulfilled all the Law and was completely subject to it (Matthew 5:17). The only thing being broken was a pharisaical interpretation of one of God’s laws. Therefore, a blessing meant to increase faith only increased the blindness of those who refused to acknowledge the blessing.

Jesus knew that the man who was physically healed still needed some spiritual healing. In fact, the religious leaders would have created more confusion, doubts and more unbelief in him. Just like in our days sponsored oppositions keep discouraging many not to visit SCOAN and be healed or to come and know more about Jesus. Hence Jesus traced him to the temple and said to him, “See, you are well again. Stop sinning or something worse may happen to you” (verse 14). Jesus’ words are a rebuke of unnamed sin. The man was probably living contrary to God’s will somehow and he received a warning of “something worse.” What could be worse than thirty-eight years of paralysis? May be an eternity in hell (see Mark 9:47). Thus Jesus healed him both physically and spiritually.

The Bible listed a few of the people fortunate to have this same direct encounter with the Lord Jesus for our benefit. Jesus healed people and told them, “Your faith has made you well”. He healed 10 lepers (Luke 1:11-19), the woman with the issue of blood (Matthew 9:20-22), a blind man (Mark10: 46-52). In this particular case, it was at Jesus’ compassion. Other cases of people who encountered Jesus include the twelve apostles, Nicodemus (John 3), the woman at Jacob’s well in the town of Samaria called Sychar (John 4), Mary and Martha (John 11), the Apostle Paul on his way to Damascus, and many others. An encounter with Jesus would often not be exactly what we expect but it will bring out our true needs, revealing who we truly are, get to the true heart of the issues and sending us out to the field to tell others all about Jesus. Jesus will be known for Whom He truly is, The Son of God, The Messiah of the world, the Prophet of the world, the Spring of Living Water. This is how SCOAN is changing lives and changing nations by leading people to have an encounter with Jesus so that we are both physically and spiritually healed. Emmanuel

JOY FOR THE JOURNEY

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“Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize” (1 Corinthians 9:24)

Do you know what you need to run life’s race? It is not fast legs, it is not intelligence, it is not good connections or shortcuts.

In this world, fast runners do not always win the race. The brave, the strong do not always win the battle. The wise do not always earn a living and intelligent people do not always rise to high positions.

As believers, our life is a race. Jesus knew the troubles in this world would rob His followers of peace and tempt them to give up – that is why He said in Luke 22:32, “I have prayed for you that your faith will not fail.”

If you have faith in God, then joy is a fruit of that faith – true joy is something only believers have! “You will show me the path of life; in your presence is fullness of joy” (Psalm 16:1)

There is one thing that will get us through this journey, that will strengthen us to finish the race, that will equip us to fight this battle – and that is joy. That is God’s promise for you – to give you joy for the journey.

HIS NAME IS NOT A SPELL

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“In Jesus’ name” can be heard coming out of the mouths of many in Church today but how many actually believe in His name in their heart? If we speak with our mouth what we do not believe in our heart, we are using the name of Jesus as a spell or charm. If we think we can resist satan by using Christ’s name as a spell or charm, he will prevail against us. This is what happened to the seven sons of Sceva (Acts 19:13-16).

The seven sons of Sceva were confessing what they did not believe. Because Paul said, they too said. There is a difference between in His name and on His name. When I say on His name – I mean, the imitation of man – looking to others for direction. Because you see me pray in the name of the Lord, you begin to pray, not that you believe.

The belief in your heart is released by faith out of your mouth. It is God’s Word coming out of your mouth that produces an overcoming spirit in you. God’s Word must be the foundation of faith confession. If your heart and mind are filled with God’s Word, you will speak that Word. He is the Word on our lips: In the name of Jesus Christ! The Spirit of God is the Word on our lips (1 Corinthians 12:3). It is definitely God’s desire to bless you – but you must believe His Word, speak His Word and obey His Word before you can receive His blessings

Encounter of Prophet Elijah the Tishbite and the Widow of Zarephath

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The word of the LORD came unto Elijah, the Tishbite from Gilead, that he should go and hide by the brook Cherith, (please read 1 Kings 17). God instructed Elijah this way to protect the prophet from the wrath of King Ahab. God also told him that he would drink of the brook and that ravens had been commanded to feed him there. Prophet Elijah went and did according to the word of the LORD. There at the brook, the ravens brought him bread and flesh in the morning, and bread and flesh in the evening and he drank of the brook. After a while, the brook dried up, because there had been no rain in the land according to the word of the prophet before King Ahab. Elijah had said unto King Ahab, “As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word”.

Then the word of the LORD came unto Elijah again to go to Zarephath a region of Sidon. Sidon was an ancient and wealthy city of Phoenicia, on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, about twenty English miles to the north of Tyre in Lebanon and some fifty equal miles from Nazareth. This time God had provided a widow there to sustain Prophet Elijah with water and food. This was the woman we will refer to as “the Widow of Zarephath”. Elijah obeyed; he arose and went to Zarephath. When he came to the gate of the city, behold, the widow was there gathering sticks. Elijah called to her, and said, “Fetch me, I pray thee, a little water in a vessel, that I may drink”. As she was going to fetch it, Elijah called to her, and said, “Bring me, I pray thee, a morsel of bread in thy hand”.

At this point, the woman confessed her circumstance and limitations saying, “As the LORD thy God liveth, I have not a cake, but a handful of meal in a barrel, and a little oil in a cruse: and, behold, I am gathering two sticks, that I may go in and dress it for me and my son, that we may eat it, and die”. She wasn’t a wealthy widow but her first miracle had just begun when Elijah said unto her, “Fear not; go and do as thou hast said: but make me thereof a little cake first, and bring it unto me and after make for thee and thy son. For thus saith the LORD God of Israel, The barrel of meal shall not waste, neither shall the cruse of oil fail, until the day that the LORD sendeth rain upon the earth”. She went and did according to the saying of Elijah. Then this widow, her house, and Prophet Elijah were sustained for many days because “the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the LORD, which he spake by Elijah”. This encounter signalled the beginning of many more miracles to come her way, revealing the Almighty God’s awesome power and love for everyone who would obey Him.

A tragic event happened to this widow over time, “that the son of the woman, the mistress of the house, fell sick; and his sickness was so sore, that there was no breath left in him”. Her son died. She said unto Elijah, “What have I to do with thee, O thou man of God? Art thou come unto me to call my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?”

This widow recognized that sin would kill families sin would kill communities. She might not have known that we could turn away at any time from our sin and that Jesus would die to give us freedom. Now we know that God always provides us with a way to escape. Prophet Elijah said unto her, “Give me thy son”. Elijah took her son, carried him up into a loft where he abode, and laid him upon his bed, and cried unto the LORD. Elijah said, “O LORD my God, hast thou also brought evil upon the widow with whom I sojourn, by slaying her son?” Elijah stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the LORD, and said, “O LORD my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again”. The Sovereign and Mighty LORD heard the voice of Elijah and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. Elijah took the child, and brought him down out of the chamber into the house, and delivered him unto his mother. Elijah said, “See, thy son liveth”. The joyful widow also said to Elijah, “Now by this, I know that thou art a man of God and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is Truth”.

Some Bible commentaries suggested that the woman’s use of sarcasm was designed to shame the prophet as being the cause of her son’s death. Wrongly too, many go to SCOAN with problems but praying in the mind, “If he is a man of God he should locate me”, or telling Jesus on the cross “If You are the Son of God, jump down”. Nevertheless, Elijah did not try and rationalise with the grieving woman but took the son up and prayed to God asking for His help. The Lord heard the voice of Elijah and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. Elijah, therefore, regained his honour and his status. Other commentators related that the son raised by Elijah was none other than the Prophet Jonah, most notably associated with the incident involving a giant fish. Similarly, the one raised by Elisha became Prophet Habakkuk.

Prophet Elijah walked with God in obedience and he didn’t let the different or the difficult circumstances he was passing through affect his faith or his relationship with God. Prophet Elijah had a mark of God visible to a widow from a distant land which she saw and confessed with her mouth. Beyond the sustained food that prophetically came her way, after her son was revived she said, “Now by this, I know that thou art a man of God and that the word of the LORD in thy mouth is Truth”. Jesus told His disciples in (Mark 16:17-18) that “These signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover”. By this, the men of the world would know that we have the mark of Christ, even by the outcomes of our prayers, by our unconditional love and compassion. The disciples were called Christians first in Antioch, (Acts 11:26) because the people saw Jesus Christ in the spoken words of His disciples, in their deeds and acts. The disciples taught and did exactly like their Master Jesus. The widow of Zarephath was similarly able to recognize Prophet Elijah because of the excellent spirit of God living in him.

Jesus referred to the story in (Luke 4:23-28) when His native people wouldn’t believe Him. Jesus said unto them, “Ye will surely say unto me this proverb, Physician, heal thyself: whatsoever we have heard done in Capernaum, do also here in thy country”. Jesus also said, “Verily I say unto you, No prophet is accepted in his own country. But I tell you of a truth, many widows were in Israel in the days of Elias (Elijah), when the heaven was shut up three years and six months when great famine was throughout all the land; But unto none of them was Elias sent, save unto Sarepta, a city of Sidon, unto a woman that was a widow”.

There are a lot of similarities between Prophets Elijah and TB Joshua on one hand, and also between this widow and Prophet TB Joshua in another level. The widow opened her door for the man of God just as Prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN keeps opening his door receiving and sustaining many people under his roof. In another way today many Nigerians are filled with wrath, envy, jealousy, doubt, unbelief about the works of Prophet TB Joshua, the Bishop of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, in Lagos Nigeria because he is one of them in Nigeria. Elijah has remained a major Bible Prophet and we assure the public that after Prophet TB Joshua has completed his mission and is gone, Nigerians will know that TB Joshua has been a major Prophet of God and SCOAN will become a Christian Pilgrim Centre for Nigeria, where all nations will be coming to worship and to receive healing. Nevertheless, Prophet TB Joshua shall accomplish the task he is ordained and appointed by God to do because Jesus said He will be with His disciples to the very end.

The general message is that whether it be a TB Joshua of SCOAN, or any other persons professing to be men or women of God, Gamaliel’s counsel in Acts chapter 5 seems most appropriate for cases where any group is in any doubt. Gamaliel, a Pharisees and a doctor of the law, who had a good reputation among his people said, “Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel, or this work, be of men, it will come to nought. But if it is of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God”. We advise that it is better to be found praying for the entire Church of Christ and all classes of God’s Apostles, Prophets, Pastors, this end-time, rather than wrongly fighting against God thinking that you are fighting for God. The anti-Christ might have been around but carnal minds wouldn’t recognize him or her. We should be vigilant and watchful. In any case, how could a Zarephath widow have accepted Elijah into her house and fed the Prophet but King Ahab of Israel, or Queen Jezebel the wife of King Ahab, would not believe? How could God have chosen a poor widow from a distant land to sustain His anointed servants and billionaires in the land would not even be recorded in history books at the end of life? Unless an individual has a personal encounter with Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, the end may be very sad indeed. Emmanuel

FAITH FOCUSES ON GOD

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What is your situation? What is that unpleasant circumstances that you are facing right now or the mountain surrounding you? Rather than wallowing in self-pity, which will only plunge you deeper into the pit, why not stop and take time to change your focus? Faith focuses on God, not on our problems. Therefore, it is time to step out in boldness and take God at His Word, for faith is expecting Jesus to do what He has promised.

Don’t let your bad experiences wipe you out. Isaiah 40:31 teaches that we should put our hope in God and thereby turn our scars into stars. Remember, all of us have made decisions we regret and all of us can be forgiven and start over. Christians can make mistakes too, but the difference is that they already have a relationship with God. Since you already have a relationship with God, He is there at all times to reconcile you.

Go to God about your behaviour, open your mouth to confess with all your heart and it will be over.