The worship session began with “Holy are You Lord”, a song that took the church into moments of deep meditation. Afterwards, there was “Hallelujah” followed by other songs asserting the congregation’s dedication to the ways of the Lord. Indeed, it was a glorious time in the Lord’s presence after the spiritual bounties of Easter.
Prophet TB Joshua spoke on THE BENEFIT OF FAILURE. He said that failure makes us to desire God, as the discouragement from failure can be turned into a life lesson. Citing the example of his own life, he advised Christians to see failure as an opportunity to gain new useful spiritual knowledge. According to him, Daniel’s experience in the lions’ den gave him a chance to prove his God, hence the King’s decree in Daniel 6:25-27. He therefore urged God’s children to stop dwelling on past failures and to live as genuine, humble Christians.
Chris advised the congregation to DECLARE GOD’S FAITHFULNESS. Insisting that having a testimony does not mean one does not have a situation, Chris said Christians should always acknowledge God’s faithfulness. With reference to Numbers 13:31, Numbers 14:1-2, Deuteronomy 21:29-32 and 1 Samuel 17, Chris preached against giving room to fear, which is one of satan’s tricks to derail Christians from God’s unfailing capacity to heal, deliver and bless His children.
59-YEAR-OLD TANZANIAN WALKS AGAIN WITHOUT HIS LUMBAR CORSET
Fifty-nine-year-old Tanzanian Mr Adrian Mihambo came to God for healing because he could not walk owing to degenerative disc disease. For three years he could manage only a bit of movement with his lumbar corset. At The SCOAN during the Easter Sunday service, Prophet T.B. prayed for him and prophesied on the spirit of death in Mr Mihambo’s family. Instantly, the ailing man stood up and took his first steps without his corset. Standing before the congregation on Sunday, he advised people to have faith in Jesus, who does the impossible at The Arena of Liberty.
WOMAN RELIEVED OF MULTIPLE FIBROIDS OF EIGHT YEARS DURING MASS PRAYER
On Easter Sunday, as Prophet T.B. Joshua prayed for the congregation, he prophesied about a woman with fibroids, saying the fibroids would start to melt immediately. As the ministration went on, a woman started to bleed as God’s Spirit had predicted through the prophet. It turned out that the woman was Mrs Blessing Odaji, an indigene of Nigeria’s southern state of Delta. On Sunday, the school teacher returned to testify of how God had healed her of an eight-year-old condition for which she had taken many herbal concoctions and visited many hospitals and churches. “All of the heaviness has left me and I can sleep very well at night,” she testified. She advised people to make a heart contact with God’s Spirit as the man of God prays.
UGANDAN HEALED OF BLINDNESS AFTER MINISTERING LIVING WATER ON EASTER MONDAY
On Easter Monday, during the Living Water service, Ugandan Mr John Mugerwa had needed a guide to take him to The SCOAN altar. By the time he was done there, however, he no longer needed any help. Why? Because although previously blind, he could now see again! In sheer excitement, Mr Mugerwa shook hands with everyone as he made his way down the steps. For about eight years, the Kampala-based businessman had had a tumour weighing down on his optic nerve, thereby causing him blindness. Testifying alongside Mr Mugerwa were his Tanzanian friend and a family member guide. After identifying colours around him, Mr Mugerwa urged people to believe in God’s power.
CEASED MENSES RESTORED AFTER PROPHECY
Because her menstruation had ceased for a long time, Miss Jemimah Msang, a Tanzanian, was a troubled, unhappy woman. And so she came to The SCOAN for prayers during the Easter Sunday service, where a word of prophecy declared that her menses would return. After prayers and a touch by Prophet T.B. Joshua, Miss Msang went to the toilet to check herself and, to God’s glory, her monthly visitor had come calling again. Testifying in church on Sunday, Miss Msang said she had a smooth flow, without any pains.
UNCOMMON HEALING FOR NIGERIAN WOMAN CONFINED TO WHEELCHAIR
It was a different manner of healing for Mrs Jennifer Rawlings, as it was her own mother whom the Spirit of God had used to heal her during the Easter Sunday service. Under the instruction of the Holy Ghost, Prophet T.B. Joshua had first prayed for Mrs Rawlings’ mother before asking the woman to pray for her daughter, who had been confined to a wheelchair for the past three years. After following the instructions from the man of God, what followed was a miracle as her daughter immediately leaped to her feet and walked independently from her wheelchair! The man of God also prophesied that Mrs Rawlings would vomit poisonous substances from her system – and she did. During her testimony in The SCOAN on Sunday, Mrs Rawlings was accompanied by her mother, niece and friend. She told of how her life had been miserable for the past three years. The Abuja-based businesswoman said she had been to several hospitals, churches and herbalists’ homes before she decided to follow the prayers on Emmanuel TV. After vomiting during the TV prayers, she returned to the hospital and the doctors then managed to get a diagnosis, something they had been unable to get previously. It was at this point that Mrs Rawlings was brought to The SCOAN to receive her total healing and deliverance, in the mighty name of Jesus! “There is God in this place; ignore hearsay,” she advised the congregation.
UGANDAN MAN SET FREE FROM KNEE PAIN AND EVIL POWERS
Mr William Kamugisha, a Ugandan, had come to The SCOAN with the problem of difficulty in walking. Luckily for him, however, the word of prophecy
also located other areas of his life. The 47-seven-year-old had spent 36 years of his life nursing pains in his right knee and lower back. To help him, doctors had given him a lumbar corset and a knee brace. On the prophecies, the man of God said there was an issue about a missing child, that there was a pot containing evil powers and that Mr Kamugisha had a spiritual wife. After prayers by Prophet T.B. Joshua, in the mighty name of Jesus, Mr Kamugisha received his perfect healing and began exercising his limbs vigorously. During his testimony, he confirmed the three prophecies and proved his healing by squatting, twisting and jogging on the aisle. He ended by urging the congregation to believe in the presence of God at The SCOAN.
GHANAIAN SIBLINGS RECORD ASTONISHING BREAKTHROUGH AFTER PRAYERS AT THE SCOAN
For Ghanaian siblings Mr Michael Kwablah and his sister Mary, it had seemed as if they were doomed to stagnancy and poverty. Despite having lived in the USA for 13 years, Mr Kwablah could not make any headway in life, as he failed from business to business, chucking up a debt of over one hundred thousand dollars in the process. On Mary’s part, not only had poverty been a faithful partner, she also had a grievous stomach condition that had defied all known medical solutions. Mr Kwablah was told by his pastor that his mother was a witch and had been responsible for his family’s problems. After discovering Emmanuel TV, however, he visited The SCOAN for prayers with his sister and resolved to apologise to his mother and reconcile with his estranged father. Armed with the knowledge that nothing was impossible with God, he returned to base and God rewarded his faith. Ten months after his visit, Mr Kwablah began to record amazing breakthrough. From having nothing, he became the owner of thriving businesses and properties in his home country of Ghana. Not only is Mary herself now healed, she is also the owner of a thriving catering company as well as one supplying building materials to international firms. Moreover, Mr Kwablah’s mother now lives with him in the US. Although he had been thinking of relocating his siblings to the US, today Mr Kwablah is enjoying the milk and honey in his native land. He advised people to learn to forgive and urged pastors not to lie to their church members. Miss Kwarblah advised people to take their problems to God.
WITH NEW MORNING WATER, THE DEVOURER OF LABOUR IS CHASED AWAY FROM MR SACKEY’S LIFE FOREVER!
Mr Emmanuel Sackey, a Tanzanian banker, had kept facing setbacks at work. He had feared he was going to remain in oblivion forever but somehow he found himself at The SCOAN, where he received not only prayers but also The New Morning Water. As soon as he started ministering the water, Mr Sackey saw the dark cloak of invisibility yanked off him by God’s angels. All of a sudden, the ignored worker was suddenly announced as the winner of a major award of recognition by his bank. To God be the glory!