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 ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) specifying what you need. We will send the morning water to you, it’s totally free.
At just 10 years old, Miss Esther Fadahunsi was rendered virtually useless without a pair of crutches. For two long years, she suffered with bilateral Blount’s disease, a growth disorder of the shin bone that causes the lower legs to angle inwards. Because of this problem, she could not walk on her own. She could not do things around the house, play with her age-mates and she even missed a whole year of school.
Her mother took her to different doctors in the United Kingdom, in desperate search for a solution. The doctors in London said that that they had to perform a series of operations in order to correct the problem. Miss Ester helplessly went through eight different critical surgeries. After the eighth surgery her leg bone broke. Esther and her mother came back to Nigeria in August. It had seemed that all hope was lost, but one day, Miss Esther was watching Emmanuel TV and her faith was lifted after seeing someone with a similar case like hers receive healing.
They decided to visit The SCOAN. When they came to The SCOAN Sunday Service, man of God Prophet T.B. Joshua instructed her to climb on the Mountain of Prayer and pray there. Esther was carried there and as she began to pray, her legs started shaking. Suddenly, she could feel her knees start to straighten and immediately was able to stand up and walk on her own without any crutches, to the glory to God! She and her mother advised all to have faith in God and to believe that all things are possible.
For all of six years, sixty-two-year-old Mrs Stephanie Nosore had difficulty in walking due to lumbar spondylosis. To help ease her pain, doctors had given the Ghanaian pensioner a lumbar corset. They told her that her bone had shifted and that there was a compression around her hip, where she felt the most pain. Despite all treatments, including acupuncture, the pain continued. “Sometimes the pain would be so much that I would lose consciousness,” she said today as she testified of her healing during the Special Living Water Service on Friday. As she spoke to God on the Mountain of Prayer on Friday, Mrs Nosore said, “I heard a voice say, ‘Get up’.” As she ended her testimony, she told people to realise God’s power is on the Mountain of Prayer, describing it as “an invisible theatre or hospital.” She advised people to stay connected to Christ, believing in God and keeping a clean heart.
The Living Water Service held on September 27th, 2019 at the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN was a huge success by every standard. Our forecast before the service was around 100,000 participants but in the end, we had underestimated this number by a huge margin. This is what SCOAN and TB Joshua are known for; generosity and unlimited love for humanity. Everyone was free to come, and many did. The organization was excellent. People were in orderliness, uniformity, patience and consistency. The participants came from different places, mostly Africans, but with diverse challenges. Jesus proved His presence and dominion over all our challenges. This service to the society is what we call “Preaching the Truth and Living out the Truth”.
Apostle Paul had encouraged Timothy thus, “As for you, continue in what you have learned and have firmly believed, knowing from whom you learned it and how from childhood you have been acquainted with the sacred writings, which can make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work, (2 Timothy 3: 14-17)”. This scripture seems to be exactly describing Prophet TB Joshua, the senior prophet in the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Lagos, Nigeria. Our collective task is that we have to daily grow in the Faith Jesus generously bestows on us with His holy word and spirit; picking our example from SCOAN team.
What have we learnt from Jesus Christ and what are we teaching to live by? Probably many of us are familiar with John 14, where Jesus tells His disciples that He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. But what did that saying mean for them, and what does it mean for us? Isn’t that what we are seeing in SCOAN? How do we let other Christians know that our strength is our living by the teaching of Jesus and not only by knowing His teaching and preaching it?
These SCOAN teams, it seems to us, are the people that do know their God, working strong, and doing exploits. They understand Jesus and are instructing many, (Daniel 11:32-33). This ministry, for example, is also like the time Jesus and His mother were both invited to a wedding, on their rights. When the wine runs out the Church is to provide. The hungry crowds are to be fed not sent home, the sick to be healed, the captives set free. At 27 September 2019, the power of God manifested itself once again.
With this overwhelming crowd observed today our prayer is that God will continually empower SCOAN and Emmanuel partners to be able to run this programme periodically. It would also be appreciated if a special programme could be organised to target specifically Church pastors, Deacons, and their families, say once a year. Today, the Living Water service had the effect of a national crusade. Therefore, on behalf of all those who participated, or had been blessed either from the distance or within SCOAN premise, we express our profound gratitude to Senior prophet TB Joshua, SCOAN team and Emmanuel partners. Kindly continue in the good work you have learned and firmly believed in.
On Sunday, The SCOAN Choir gave an especially inspired, energetic praise and worship session that saw many falling under the anointing available at ‘The Arena of Liberty.’ From song to song, including the iconic “Rain Your Power Over Me” and “Holy Spirit Take More of Me”, the choir struck the right chords with the Heavenly Host and set congregants in tune with the heavenly frequency.
Prophet T.B. Joshua exhorted the church on the need to make heart contact with God when making requests of Him. He once again stressed the importance of offering “life-saving and life-changing prayer” that is addressed to the Son of David, Jesus Christ. He taught the congregants to pray sincerely thus: “Son of David, have mercy on me. Let Your mercy speak for me. Let Your favour speak for me.” However, he also insisted that breakthrough can only come when a person has “a heart that is full of love, forgiveness, pardon, faithfulness, obedience and humility,” which he prayed God to give the congregants. In a ministration spiced up with faith-building and conscience-stirring songs, Prophet T.B. Joshua said it was necessary to testify to God’s goodness always and to shed off all weight from pain of the past before climbing on the Mountain of Prayer. “Something will leave your business today. Poverty will leave your home today. Hardship will leave your finances. Stagnation will leave your career. Prepare yourself before you get there,” he counselled the congregants after praying with Emmanuel TV viewers.
Speaking in the same vein, Prophetess Yinka gave a message titledLET IT GO SO YOU CAN GROW. CitingEphesians 6:11,Luke 11:4,Luke 15:11-32,Judges 15,Romans 12:17-21, andEphesians 4:2-4,31-32, she identified some of the Christian attributes that help us to receive from God, as well as those that hinder His blessings in our lives. She noted that a Christian needs both defensive and offensive tools as part of their armour. She further said that forgiveness, love, peace, kindness, gentleness, long-suffering, forbearance and endurance are among the positive qualities required of a Christian. The opposite of these, she added, would hinder God’s blessings. A highpoint of her sermon was the advice: “If you find it difficult to forgive someone who hurt you, try responding with kind actions – love and care for him or her. Soon you will realise that right actions lead to right feelings.”
PROPHECY DELIVERS YOUNG MAN FROM BED-WETTING AND SPIRITUAL WIFE
Two Sundays ago, during the Mass Prayer session, a prophecy Iocated Mr Jade Baatjes, an Indian. It was a case of bed-wetting. “I think your case needs urgent attention,” Prophet T.B. Joshua told the young man as he gave him an anointed handshake that sent the latter sprawling on the floor. “You are free; you will never experience it again!” the prophet declared, in Jesus’ name. Last Sunday, Jade returned to church to glorify God for his deliverance. The 26-year-old told the church he had also had the affliction of a spiritual wife and that it had all started about seven years ago. Jade told of his addiction to pornography as well as of his isolation from family and friends due to the shame of bed-wetting.
“Once or twice a week, this spiritual wife would come to sleep with me,” Jade confessed, adding that the spirit of lust had consumed him so much that he could see women naked even when they were clothed. “I was extremely depressed and suicidal,” Jade opened up, even as he disclosed that he had been about to kill himself when he got a call from a concerned aunt of his. Jade said he had come to The SCOAN after having been to several other places in search of deliverance. “The bed-wetting has completely stopped and I don’t see the spiritual wife anymore,” he said. He advised people to see Jesus Christ as the permanent solution and to commit to receiving from Him.
FOR MRS AKPOS OLOYE, IT’S TWIN GIRLS AFTER 20 YEARS OF BARRENNESS!
For over 20 years, Mrs Akpos Oloye suffered the reproach of barrenness. However, she wasn’t Mrs Oloye for all that time. A previous marriage had been childless for so long that her then husband had had to part ways with her due to family pressure. And when Mr Kebbi Oloye had asked her to marry him, Akpos had told him about her problem but the young man had persisted. He said a voice had told him she was his wife. As such, despite severe opposition from family and friends, Mr Oloye had gone ahead with the marriage. At some point in the search for a child, the couple visited The SCOAN for prayers. There, a prophecy located them and Prophet T.B. Joshua placed an anointed hand upon them. Several months later, the couple returned to The SCOAN: Mrs Oloye was now heavily pregnant. During her testimony then, she said Prophet T.B. Joshua had appeared to her in a dream, telling her God said he should give her two children. She immediately went to buy clothes for the expected babies.
Every morning, the couple would address the baby things as their children. On Sunday, several months after that testimony, Mrs Oloye returned again to The SCOAN with not only her husband but also some of her friends and other family members. Why? Because the twin babies have now arrived, to the glory of God! In a tearful testimony in which she recalled her days of heavy reproach from neighbours and family, Mrs Oloye spoke of her plan to commit suicide as well as of her husband’s steadfastness and sacrifices despite taunting from colleagues at work, even as she thanked God for using His servant T.B. Joshua to minister deliverance to her.
Disclosing her babies’ names as Tamarapriye (‘God’s Gift’) and Perere (‘Wealthy Woman’), Mrs Oloye described herself as the ‘Hannah of our time’ and advised spouses to be patient with each other during times of challenges. She also advised all people to wait on God’s promises. On his part, Mr Oloye advised people to believe in God’s power.
FIREFIGHTER HEALED OF STIFF NECK
For eight years, Cameroonian firefighter Mr Taku George was rendered virtually helpless by a stiff neck owing to cervical spondylosis. Doctors gave him powerful prescription painkillers and a neck collar but these did little to ease his pain.
His disoriented state of mind often made him forgetful and he would accuse his wife of taking money that he himself had misplaced. Booked for an operation in South Africa, he decided to seek God’s help, having been told that the operation held the risk of paralysing him. Two Sundays ago, he received prayers at The SCOAN, in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. Testifying of his healing on Sunday, he said he had been unable to run or do his exercises as a firefighter. According to Taku, he became light right after the prayers and he can now turn his neck in all directions, with absolutely no pain. “I’m not feeling any pain; I’m a happy man,” he told the church. He advised people to believe in God’s healing power.
NO MORE ISSUE OF BLOOD!
“There is a woman there – you are bleeding,” Prophet T.B. Joshua had prophesied two Sundays ago during the Mass Prayer session. As those words rang out, a woman named Chioma Enyinnaya came out to confirm it, saying she had had the condition for twelve years. Speaking in French during her testimony last Sunday, the Gabon resident said the condition would make her weak and her stomach would swell; it also affected her relations with her husband. She used orthodox and herbal medicines but the problem remained. After the prophecy, she said the blood dried up immediately, to the glory of God. She advised people to have faith in God.
ARREST AND PROSECUTION AVERTED AFTER PROPHECY
Two Sundays ago, Mr Charles Kenechukwu had been at The SCOAN Sunday Service when a prophecy located him during the Mass Prayer session. The Holy Ghost had revealed, through Prophet TB Joshua, that the businessman had received stolen goods and now faced the possibility of arrest and prosecution. Realising the gravity of the case hanging over his head, Charles had promptly come out to confirm the prophecy, explaining that he had been unaware that the car batteries he had received were in fact stolen goods. True to the prophecy, when he returned to his base in Owerri, Imo State, Mr Kenechukwu learned that an arrested robber had mentioned his name in respect of the goods. However, following the divine mercy he had received after the prophecy, Mr Kenechukwu did not have charges pressed against him, as the owner of the goods opted to discontinue the court case. He advised business people to “carry God along” in all their dealings.
DELIVERED FROM THE MALICE OF A FRAUDULENT CHARM
Mr Abraham Oghenekewe, an Abuja-based contractor, wanted to have a comfortable life – with loads of money streaming in from his contracts. He told a friend about it. “I know a witch doctor in Delta State,” the friend answered. Abraham followed him there; after all, he himself was from Delta State. The herbalist gave him a charm meant not only to bring contracts but also to ‘protect’ him. But there were strict rules to be followed: He was not to let his wife see the charm, he was not to touch it after sleeping with his wife, he was to return to the herbalist immediately if he lost the charm, he was not to let the charm be drenched in the rain. He took the charm home, hoping to start prospering within three months. But no! In fact, all contracts ceased and sickness invited itself to the Abrahams’ home. His daughter took ill, his wife’s legs began to swell and Abraham himself lay on the sickbed. He called the witch doctor. “It’s a small thing. Come over to the village,” the herbalist instructed the ailing man. Ignoring the state of Abraham’s pocket, the native doctor demanded a live goat and the sum of forty thousand naira, besides other items.
Desperate to get out of the situation, Abraham managed to raise the funds and the witch doctor performed the rites. But the situation worsened and his wife’s legs swelled even more. Then he stumbled on Emmanuel TV at a friend’s home and planned to visit The SCOAN. He eventually made it to the church after mysteriously losing his transport fare several times. Somehow, Abraham had managed to get into church with the charm. However, as the service progressed, a prophecy located him during Prophet T.B. Joshua’s ministration exposing that the charm which he had brought to the church service was in his pocket. “Since then, I’ve felt like a newborn baby,” Abraham testified on Sunday. “I feel free, extra free,” he added. With his equally healed wife standing beside him, Oghenekevwe also confirmed that his daughter has now recovered from her illness. “My brothers and sisters, please follow God,” he urged the church and viewers.
AT LIVING WATER SERVICE, MAN VOMITS THREE DEMONIC COWRIES
When he turned 14 years old, in junior secondary school, Desmond got initiated into a cult. As he grew older, he acquired more and more powers as he literally shot his way through the ranks, eventually becoming the next-in-rank to the head of his cult. When shot at, bullets would bounce off his charmed body. And when danger was lurking, he would get a sign in his chest and be immediately teleported elsewhere. Of course, he sometimes landed in uncomfortable places, such as trees and rivers, but he always managed to escape danger.
Regretful of his past life of violence, Desmond came to church two Mondays ago and participated in the Living Water Service. He was there to ask for mercy from the Son of David, Jesus Christ. After he communed with God on the Mountain of Prayer and took the Living Water, he began to vomit. In the end, three cowries got out of his system; they had been the source of his fortification in the violent world of cultists. During his testimony on Sunday, Desmond told of how he perpetrated violence on campuses and at political gatherings. Booze, women and riotous living, he said, were the things on which he frittered away all the money he realised from doing violence on behalf of politicians. Now a new creature in Christ Jesus, he advised the youth to desist from joining cults.
The president of the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, Prophet TB Joshua, has been known worldwide for using water as one of his faith healing materials. He started using, right from the early part of his ministry, sacks of sachet water, moving to Anointing Water, morning water and now Living Water that individual fetches on their own by faith from running taps on SCOAN Temple.
Water is common in Christianity for drinking, purification and cleansing, for baptism, used in Egypt by Moses before Pharaoh until the magicians said to Pharaoh, “This is the finger of God.” The advancement that Prophet TB Joshua has brought water ministration to in evangelism and faith-building is significant. In his generosity, he has made it as part of the free services of SCOAN to humanity to run the Living Water Service at least once a month. Everyone is also invited. We pray that individual will put their faith together and fetch their Living Water. SCOAN is not charging anyone for this but requiring our faith only in the Healing Jesus Christ. TB Joshua uses this water himself as all his disciples. I’m looking forward to it very soon.
The call of Jesus Christ is very simple and clear when he said to Peter, “follow me and I will make you a fisher of men”. Peter had earlier recognised Jesus Christ to be different from others Rabbi in town when he told Jesus to depart from him because Peter recognized his unworthiness. Hence many people may be fearful, feeling unworthy or not willing to be exposed on camera and run away from this deliverance opportunity. Others may be thinking that the powers they already have like charms, cultism, all forms of contrary spirit are sufficient to deliver. These are the very reasons why you need Jesus Christ who gives a lighter burden in the place of mountains of burdens from the pit of hell.
Our doubts about TB Joshua or scepticism should by now be gone. Israelites were foot dragging recently in Nazareth but at the end, they were nursing the idea to have the return and repeat of the crusade by TB Joshua and his team. Unless you try you will be working with falsehood and fake rumours. Christ is alive and SCOAN of TB Joshua is proving this. According to Revelation 11:6 God has given some of His prophets power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy and have power over waters to turn them to blood, and to smite the earth with all plagues, as often as they will. It isn’t a man’s doing but what God ordains. This is why we appreciate TB Joshua and Emmanuel partners for their love and generous service to humanity. google-site-verification: googleae88ba0c5f15eeb8.html
In this ‘clip from the archives’, hear the shocking confession of the man who arrested TB Joshua on the accusation of drug-dealing over 20 years ago in 1996…
Yusuf Hassan was among a team of 18 officers working for the NDLEA (National Drug Law Enforcement Agency) who stormed The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations to arrest TB Joshua and kept him incarcerated for 13 days!
“We get above our fears when we remember the more difficult and trying situations God has taken us through in the past. Let’s take my case as an example.
“In 1996, a battalion of fierce-looking soldiers came into the church to arrest me on account of a petition from my adversaries accusing me of dealing in drugs – something I knew nothing about. And you all know the penalty such drug related offences attracted at that time – I mean, during the military era – capital punishment or at best, life in jail.
“My enemies actually wanted me dead at all costs. Under this circumstance, one whose focus is not on God is bound to be frightened and panic-stricken:
The fear that the enemy was capable of planting the exhibit in one’s premises before calling in the police.
The fear of the punishment attached to the offence if found guilty.
“All these were capable of demoralizing me even before I got to the cell, if I were not a man of faith. The Holy Spirit never makes mistakes. So relax in times of testing. He will not let you fail. He knows your enemy; your enemy always makes mistakes!”
After inviting the Holy Ghost to dwell in ‘The Arena of Liberty’, The SCOAN Choir asked for mercy from the Son of David – Jesus Christ – who heals, delivers and saves. Thereafter, they thanked Jesus for His love, the life He gave and for every moment of His attention. While they sang, the Spirit of God suffused the arena and the congregants were encouraged to open their hearts in readiness for the day’s ministration.
Prophet T.B. Joshua began his ministration by thanking the people for praying and fasting with him for the last seven days, since the “Africa Unite” video went viral, touching the hearts of millions and moving nations into action against the rising spate of xenophobic attacks on the continent. He said, “what happens to any African happens to all Africans,” even as he reiterated his call for the continent’s unity.
As he began the prayer session, Prophet T.B. Joshua said it was important for people to open their hearts to receive from God, exercising faith based not only on the evidence of God’s power before their very eyes but also on what they are yet to see. He observed, “It is the Word of God that brings the entire being into harmony. It heals, it blesses, it delivers and saves.”google-site-verification: googleae88ba0c5f15eeb8.html
However, while rounding off the prayer session, Prophet TB Joshua warned viewers and congregants against falling for the antics of fraudsters trying to extort them by claiming to be able to get them The New Morning Water and give them access to The Living Water Service. “There is nothing like that. We are doing all this because we are given freely and we give people freely,” he stated.
In “OVERCOME YOUR SITUATION” Prophet Racine cited some verses in the Holy Bible, such as Romans 8:35-39, 2 Corinthians 12:7, Galatians 3:8, Mark 11:22 to encourage Christians on the need to see with the eyes of faith and to regard their trials as opportunities to move higher on the faith ladder. With the stories of biblical characters, Prophet Racine showed that the Christian race does not need to be easy before Christians can believe themselves to be in a good relationship with God. He described the trials and challenges of Christians as divinely ordained and advised God’s children not to succumb to pressure and tension from the devil’s camp. In Racine’s words, “All these heroes of faith had something in common: They fought the same battle camouflaged differently – different situations – but they overcame their situation and they came out of it better than when they went into it.”
AN END TO 12 YEARS OF DIFFICULTY IN WALKING AND STIFF NECK
For 12 years, Ghanaian Ms Juliana Agbo had difficulty in walking due to lumbar spondylosis; she also had a stiff neck due to spinal canal stenosis and degenerative disease. On top of that, she had hypertension. Because of her condition, she frequently had to stay off work, sometimes for as long as two years. As a single mother of four, she had a hard life indeed, not being able to do anything for herself, including cooking, washing and bathing herself. Unable to stand or move for long, she found it hard to fend for herself and family. However, despite being told by a military doctor that she could never be cured of her ailments, Ms Agbo sought God’s face at The SCOAN two weeks ago. There, she received prayers in the mighty name of Jesus Christ. After the prayers, she became light and has since then been able to do all that she could not do before the prayers. No longer using her lumbar jacket or the neck collar, Ms Agbo demonstrated her perfect healing as she exercised her neck and limbs before The SCOAN congregation last Sunday. “There is nothing God cannot do,” she told her listeners.
9-YEAR-OLD GIRL HEALED OF LYTIC BONE LESION
She is only nine years old, yet Miss Diana Agyo, from Nigeria’s northwestern state of Nasarawa, has known what it means to feel incredible pain. One day, Diana had come from school complaining about pain in her left leg. Her dad had thought it was a joke and that his daughter would get fine in no time. However, the situation worsened and her parents took her from hospital to hospital. Finally, it was decided that she should have an operation. She had to use crutches to enable her walk and also prevent her bone from breaking altogether. Diana then asked her parents to bring her to ‘The Arena of Liberty’. Two weeks ago, her distraught parents brought her to The SCOAN for prayers. After an anointed touch from Prophet Racine, Diana took to her feet without the aid of her crutches. “The pain disappeared immediately,” she told the church on Sunday as she kicked the air to show her healing. “I am the happiest person on earth,” Diana’s father said as he testified about his daughter’s healing. “I want to advise people to have faith in God,” the elated Diana told her listeners. “Pour everything to God because He is our refuge,” Diana’s father advised.
SPIRIT OF LION IS BANISHED FROM WOMAN’S LIFE
In every literal sense of the word, Mrs Rebecca Keeditswe, from Botswana, was a lion-hearted woman. It was no surprise, for in her childhood she had participated actively in lion worship rituals with her parents. When she got married, Rebecca had this spirit follow her into the marriage – and she made life truly miserable for her husband. When angry, she would act violently and destructively; one day, she burnt up the family’s two sofas, which could not be replaced until two months later. Even worse, Rebecca became so disgusted at her husband’s sight that she pressed for a divorce, offering to finance the proceedings when the hesitant man objected to the move. After much pressure, Mr Keeditswe, bemoaning the fate of his young children, tearfully agreed to have the divorce actions begin. However, he asked that they visit The SCOAN first. A fortnight ago, the couple came and, during the deliverance session, the demon in Rebecca manifested and she received her perfect deliverance. During the couple’s testimony on Sunday, Mr Keeditswe told of how his wife had forced him to re-enroll her in another school out of town, despite having invested heavily in a school in town. To worsen matters, Rebecca refused to finish her studies at the new school. “I didn’t have a say in the house,” the soft-spoken Mr Keeditswe said. He also detailed all the futile efforts he had made to resolve his marital crisis, including appealing to Rebecca’s parents and seeking counselling. To the glory of God, since Rebecca’s deliverance from the ‘spirit of lion’, Mr Keeditswe has been enjoying nothing but genuine affection from his wife. “I can see now that I am the man and she is the wife; there are a lot of changes in her,” he said during his testimony on Sunday. He advised people to be patient with their wives and to be focused on God’s leading. Glad to be going to court to cancel her divorce papers during the last week of September, instead of going there to perfect the divorce, Rebecca advised people to seek God’s kingdom before everything else.
MARITAL RESTORATION AS DEMON OF ANGER IS CRUSHED IN WOMAN’S LIFE
Because they were told that their daughter Liann had a ‘spirit husband’ preventing her from choosing among her many suitors, they took her to a native doctor, who purportedly performed some rituals to rid her of the evil force. However, rather than change her, the rituals made Liann very ferocious, not able to tolerate men. Eventually, Liann got married to a very patient man. In the home, Mrs Ati took control of everything, dictating to her husband on every issue for 19 of the 20 years of their marriage so far. Hardly ever interested in intimacy with her husband, it was a miracle, she said, that she managed to have kids at all. Owing to her fearsome temper, Liann was always ruining business opportunities, eventually leading to the collapse of the family’s business. Two weeks ago, Liann was at The SCOAN and, as she saw the woman of God laying hands on the congregation, she prayed that the Lord would locate her. And the Lord did. As the woman of God laid hands on her, Rebecca encountered God’s power as the evil spirit in her manifested. During the couple’s testimony on Sunday, Mr Austin Ati told of how he kept losing money due to mismanagement by his wife and apprentices, as well as of his wife’s overbearing nature. Mr Ati advised the people to trust in God. On her part, Mrs Ati advised people to seek divine solutions to problems in their children’s lives; she also advised men to seek God’s face concerning their marriage.
HEALED OF DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY DISORDER DURING LIVING WATER SERVICE
Until two Mondays ago, Ms Francisca Dickson had been depressed for the past 10 years and, in the last nine months, suffered from anxiety disorder. It had all started after she lost both her parents. Unable to get parental love in her formative years, the Nigerian living in Ghana grew up feeling unloved and unable to love. A bitter young woman with pain in her heart, Francisca lived a life of emotional isolation, unable to connect with people. Not surprisingly, she became self-loathing, finding little or no meaning in life. As her anxiety disorder progressed, Francisca increasingly depended on prescription drugs to sleep. Unable to take it any longer, she found her way to The SCOAN, where she participated in The Living Water Service. Testifying on Sunday, Francisca said she had felt heavy while making her way to The SCOAN Altar. “The period I was praying it was as if something came out from my heart and burst out as tears from my eyes. Then I took The Living Water and started vomiting,” she said. She continued, “I saw a man in white apparel standing at the pool where The Living Water is flowing. Then I saw another man in white apparel and with a glowing hand. He was rapidly placing his right hand on people’s head; it was as if I was crying on his feet. Instantly, that peace, that joy came to me.” Elated about her deliverance, she told the church that she no longer has bitterness in her heart. She also testified that she is now free from depression and anxiety as well as from dreams of death and dead people, asserting that God’s Spirit is indeed present in The SCOAN.
On 19th September 2019, over 160 of the Nigerians who voluntarily returned from South Africa in the wake of xenophobic violence came to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN). They all testified that tensions had significantly reduced after T.B. Joshua’s tearful song ‘Africa Unite’ was released and thanked God for His intervention. They equally acknowledged they had forgiven the perpetrators of the violence and chosen not to respond with revenge after hearing the Word of God on Emmanuel TV.
Prophet TB Joshua and Emmanuel TV Partners gave the group the sum of N12,000,000 ($33,500) – with N100,000 given to each adult and the remaining allotted according to the size of the families, as many arrived from South Africa with young children and many had lost their means of livelihood during the recent attacks.
Here are just some of the experiences of the returnees, recounted in their own words:
“I lived in South Africa with my husband and three kids for several years without any issues. However, on 2nd September 2019, my husband was called that his entire shop had been burned down. He started crying – because we practically lost everything that day. In the ensuing chaos, he was shot with a rubber bullet in his hand and injured. Two weeks ago, I watched personally when the man of God cried on Emmanuel TV. Since that time, the tension has gone down. We believe God is in control.”
“I have two kids who I was struggling to care for and send to school. My husband was shot and killed during a previous xenophobic attack. I own a canteen where I sell Nigerian food but the entire shop was destroyed in the attack. I was very angry but since TB Joshua spoke to us on Emmanuel TV and said we should forgive and not harbor offence, I have forgiven them in Jesus’ name. Since he cried for Africa to unite, the situation has calmed down.”
“Everything was fine in South Africa but things changed recently. During the xenophobic attack in September, my shop was broken into, looted and then set on fire. My house was also broken into and all the valuables were stolen. Because of fear, I ran away. As you see me now, I only have the clothes on my back. I didn’t bring anything with me from South Africa. Watching Emmanuel TV, I saw Prophet TB Joshua crying for Africa to unite and stop killing each other. Since then, the tension calmed down because when he says something, people listen. He is a very powerful, prayerful person. We are here for him to pray for us.”
UBAH OKECHUKWU STANLEY:
“I am a businessman from Imo State. I don’t want to call this xenophobia – I would say some misguided individuals are using this opportunity to loot and take advantage of people, especially foreigners. Several weeks ago, youths were going from home to home, mostly where foreigners were living. They would break in and loot everything. Some unlucky to be there were attacked. Because of this, I was homeless, sleeping on the streets for several weeks. I didn’t even take a shower for over two weeks or change my clothes. Some of us ran into the bush in fear of our lives.
“When I saw Prophet TB Joshua compose and sing the song ‘Africa Unite’, I saw him in tears for the first time in my life. I saw a message of hope, peace, forgiveness and tolerance. Before that song, there was anger within the Nigerian community. We were sending messages back to Nigeria, sharing horrible videos and calling on our people to revenge the attacks. But after that song, I was delivered from that anger, malice, grievances. It was a self-deliverance. I realised our enemy is not the physical appearance but a person without flesh or blood – spirit-beings. The cause of all this is misinformation within the jobless elements but the greatest weapon to fight back with is love. After that song, I experienced calmness in my heart and calmness in the environment we were living in.”
“I lived in South Africa for eight years – since 2011. It started three weeks ago – they were looting our businesses, our shops. My little shop was destroyed. I even learned that three men with guns came looking for me. I lost everything. We watched on Emmanuel TV and were so proud of our prophet when we saw him saying, ‘Africa Unite’. We were all crying with him. When we learned a plane would repatriate willing Nigerians, we said, ‘Let us use this opportunity to come home and then to see the man of God; he is a father of all nations.’
“I lived four years in South Africa; I married a South African and we had two kids. I am a car-dealer. During these attacks, the shop where I had my cars was burned down. More than 10 cars were completely burned in that shop. The salon next to it was also burned. That’s how I decided to return to Nigeria with the Air Peace flight.”
PRECIOUS ‘JOY-OVERFLOW’ TIMOTHY:
“My personal experience is that I went to South Africa to shoot a musical video as an upcoming Gospel artist. During the attack, my husband was seriously injured; he had a bloodied wound on his head. I saw the brutality, anger and hatred but I realise the people perpetrating this are hoodlums, vagabonds and street boys – it does not represent the real South Africa. It was sad to see Nigerians, Zimbabweans, Malawians, Ethiopians running for their lives. We were thankful that Chief Allen Onyema sent a plane to South Africa to rescue us.
“Whilst in South Africa, I saw the man of God weeping on Emmanuel TV. This cry did not go in vain! After the cry, I saw peace on the streets of South Africa. Even South Africans came out and held a peace rally and apologised for what happened. TB Joshua saw what was going, went on his knees and cried unto God. God heard our prayers!”
After receiving the financial assistance, all the returnees were filled with gratitude to God, acknowledging that they never expected to receive such support and thanking God for using TB Joshua to help them restart their lives back in Nigeria.
As TB Joshua said when answering the question on why he shed tears:“What we don’t know is that if we reject people on account of the bad ones among them, we also reject the good ones.”
Truly many of us didn’t expect our Prophet TB Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, to be crying for the plights of helpless African Youths who found them being chased out of South Africa. The politicians in all the countries of Africa have only been making very calculated political statements on the episode until TB Joshua cried about it. The public was in blindness, seemingly due to political and economic failures in their respective countries. African youths are now the victims. If these youths would survive “the Mediterranean Sea death trap” they would take yet another risk to other places including “South Africa”. Since after apartheid it seems to us that South Africa has no robust economic plan for the long future of that part of the World. We wish our prophet to give a prophetic word on the economic development of Africa in general. On academics, both short-term and long-term economic development plans should be suggested.
Meanwhile, why would Prophet TB Joshua leave the daily enormous problems in SCOAN and shedding tears because some Africans are killing themselves over economic survival; not necessarily criminal activities as South Africa government would want the rest of the world to believe. The media claimed the loss of lives to be just 12 souls. This number is relatively low compared to what is currently ongoing in Libya, Syria, Yemen, Iraq and other parts of the world daily. The hurricane in Bahamas, USA, or other place are claiming souls too.
The first answer we got is that African leaders and their youth are living in blindness, but TB Joshua can see. In Genesis 19:9-12 we read where the people of Sodom were due for God’s fire the next morning, but the inhabitants of that sinful region failed to see. Instead, they blamed Lot saying, “This one fellow came into sojourn, and he will needs be a judge: now will we deal worse with thee, than with them”. The angels in that episode saved Lot but they smote the men that were at the door of Lot’s house with blindness, both small and great; so that they wearied themselves to find the door. Each society requires a true Prophet in their midst for divine direction and guidance.
Incidentally, some of TB Joshua’s tears touched a few African leaders and the xenophobic victims, producing some prevailing calmness currently. It’s like the days of Prophet Elisha when the Syrian government thought that the prophet in Israel had a spy in his palace. Otherwise, why would Elisha be able to give correct information about the plans and moves of the Syrian army to the King in Israel? The full story could be read in 2 Kings 6. Therefore, the heart of the king of Syria was sore troubled for this thing just as the hearts of many world leaders are towards TB Joshua at the moment. Many church leaders, political or economic leaders are unhappy with the man of God seeing their evil plans and teaching the public which path to avoid or not. Eventually, they would find out where the prophet Elisha lived so that they could arrest him.
“Therefore, sent he thither horses, and chariots, and a great host: and they came by night, and compassed the city about” to arrest the man of God. Whereas the servant of Elisha was fearful about the strength of the enemies arraigned against his master prophet Elisha wasn’t blind either did he have to cry. Instead, the prophet said to his servant, “Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them”. And Elisha prayed, and said, LORD, I pray thee, open his eyes, that he may see. And the LORD opened the eyes of the young man; and he saw: and, behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire round about Elisha. And when they came down to him, Elisha prayed unto the LORD, and said, Smite this people, I pray thee, with blindness. And he smote them with blindness according to the word of Elisha.
The relevance in every society of true men and women of God in this dark age is becoming more needful than before. Recently it appears that the government in South Africa has learnt some lesson because it sent out peace envoys. Nevertheless, we cannot say that African leaders have learnt anything. Xenophobia may happen soon again in any part of Africa, including here in Nigeria or South Africa. If political leaders have learnt their lessons it will be seen in the economic and youth development programmes subsequently so that this generation of African youths is not wasted away; drifting from pole to pole all in their search of better places. This is when the tears of a prophet TB Joshua of our time could be more effective when the government takes divine steps to avert coming disasters.
Says “TB Joshua’s tears against xenophobia on live TV saved our lives”
They looked trapped, beaten and ruffled. It was a mix of pain and relative relief. Pain, because all they had laboured for had vanished; pain, because their livelihoods had disappeared; pain, because they lost loved ones; and relief, because now they had returned home and from the airport, they came to the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), with headquarters in Lagos, Nigeria. The first batch of returnees were victims of xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
As they entered and sat down in the church, they began relating their stories of escape one after the other. According to them, it was the tears of Prophet T.B. Joshua during the live Sunday Service broadcast on September 8, 2019 that calmed the crisis in South Africa. As they came to SCOAN, the founder and spiritual head of the ministry, Prophet T.B. Joshua, told them that love would always remain supreme, just as he stressed on the need for unity, harmony and togetherness.
Prophet T.B. Joshua in his message to the returnees promised to continue to help them by praying for them and also through financial aid. He promised to help them by investing in their future which is the future of Africa. He equally mentioned that their spiritual wellbeing remained important to him. On behalf of himself and Emmanuel TV partners, Prophet Joshua gave them N3,000,000, with each returnee getting N100,000. The man of God stated that love is the only language that transcends all barriers.
While telling their stories, the returnees whose plane arrived Nigeria on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, gave different accounts of their ordeals but thanked Prophet Joshua for being used by God for salvaging the situation and for providing succour for them after their return.
According to Uche Victor Nwaocha, one of the returnees: “With me are my colleagues, friends, fellow brothers and sisters who came from South Africa voluntarily. I don’t even know where the problem of Africans attacking Africans came from.
‘’I was involved in the baking business. I baked chin-chin and I am proud to say it. I built the business from scratch. Africa should help us. The United Nations should help us; Prophet T.B. Joshua has tried. If others can join hands with the man of God and Emmanuel TV, then things will be better. Prophet T.B. Joshua forewarned Africa and they neglected it. This is the repercussion. The reason we all agreed to come to the Synagogue Church of All Nations is to appreciate what this ministry, Prophet T.B. Joshua and Emmanuel partners have been doing in our lives. We don’t joke with his prophecies. We always watch Emmanuel TV; that was what saved us. The tears that Prophet T.B. Joshua shed last Sunday during the live Sunday Service broadcast saved many lives. It reduced the catastrophe. After the Sunday Service where Prophet Joshua shed tears, there was calm everywhere. The police and politicians were confused. We took the opportunity of the calm to board the plane and head back to Nigeria. Many Nigerians are still coming. They don’t want us. We can see that. “
Kayode Johnson Oluwafemi equally narrated his experience. According to him, “I stayed in Pretoria Central, South Africa. This incident happened in my base. I stayed indoors for over two weeks before I could come out. On Sunday I heard that Prophet TB Joshua spoke to Africa. He wept on live TV and that saved many lives. I decided to return to Nigeria. I appreciate the man of God. He is a blessing to this generation. After Prophet TB Joshua wept against xenophobia, we were surprised that the South Africans called us for a meeting. They told us that they were willing to settle the whole issue. I was then able to step out of my house. The taxi drivers also called us for settlement.”
In his account, Aamefunam Ogbonna, another returnee stated that “The xenophobic attacks started on September 2, 2019. It was terrible. On September 8, there were tears by Prophet T.B. Joshua asking Africans to unite. His tears affected my soul. I prayed that God should use the tears in turning around the situation in South Africa. I prayed for peace. It was the tears of the man of God that made the police rally round us in saving us from the attackers. We must show love to one another.
Jude Anthony, a Nigerian based in the United States of America but who also lived in South Africa, commneded the efforts of Prophet Joshua in salvaging the situation. ‘’I am a Nigerian from the United States of America. I lived in South Africa for seven years. A friend of mine sent a Whatsapp video to me where I saw Prophet T.B. Joshua calling on Africans to unite. I saw how tears flowed from his eyes. The Bible says that God will answer the prayers of a righteous man. God heard Prophet T.B. Joshua that day when he wept. He is well respected across the world. His message has also been about love and unity. We are here today to thank him for interceding on behalf of humanity. I believe God answered his prayers on that day in stopping the spread of the calamity,’’ he said.
While recieving the money on behalf of others, Mr Nwaocha stated that ‘’We are grateful to Prophet T.B Joshua, the Synagogue Church of All Nations and Emmanuel TV. When we came here, we felt you would turn us back but you welcomed us. We are very grateful. Continue the good work.’’
On his part, Mr Anthony noted that ‘’we are most grateful. We are the first batch of returnees. We are overwhelmed by this. We have lost our livelihoods but thank God, we thank the man of God.’’ Others who spoke, thanked the man of God for the reception and the financial assistance. Olusoji Ayoola, another returnee, revealed that ‘’I am happy that we are back home. We give God the glory. We thank Prophet TB Joshua.’’
Daniel Eluebo, also a returnee could not hold back his joy when he exclaimed that ‘’I want to thank God for what he has done. All these started unexpected and God has used it to bless us unexpectedly.’’
It will be recalled that on September 8, 2019, during a live Sunday Service broadcast, Prophet Joshua in tears called on Africans to unite against the hateful tendencies that divide humanity, with Africa in particular. According to a song composed by him and jointly performed, Prophet Joshua said: ‘’Africa, unite. Don’t let fellow Africans feel unwelcome in our lands. Africa, unite. Remember where we are coming. We need each other; we need one another to grow. The South cannot do it alone. The West cannot go it alone. The East cannot do it alone. The North cannot go it alone. See the fight over joblessness among the youths. Where is the law? See the fight as a setback to Africa. Africa, unite… Let us come together. Africa, unite. Let us live in harmony.’’google-site-verification: googleae88ba0c5f15eeb8.html