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A GRANDMOTHER BREAKS FREE FROM ARTHRITIS

Two Sundays ago, Ms Sibyl Phillips received a divine touch at The SCOAN over her problem of difficulty in walking due to arthritis and a torn ligament. The 53-year-old American grandmother had had her knees wrapped up in braces in an effort to ease her pain. Doctors had wanted to perform knee replacement surgery on her knees but she refused, believing that God Almighty would heal her. Having watched Prophet T.B. Joshua on Emmanuel TV for seven years, she was surprised one night to have a dream where he called her name in the midst of a crowd. It was then that she resolved to visit The SCOAN. After prayer in the mighty name of Jesus, she had removed the braces and begun to walk very sprightly, glorifying God for breaking a major yoke in her life. Last Sunday, during her testimony, Sibyl thanked God for not only the healing but also her family’s deliverance from the curse of inability to marry or stay married. She advised people to not stop praying, even as they trust in God’s Word as proclaimed by His prophet.

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WRITTEN OFF BY SPECIALISTS BUT RESCUED BY JESUS CHRIST!

Ms Denise Egbaire, a Togolese, had been written off by her doctors due to her condition of liver cirrhosis. She was constantly weak and could barely walk or eat and her life gradually ebbed away. Refusing to accept the doctors’ negative report, she presented herself for prayer at The SCOAN. After a touch by Prophet Chris in Jesus’ name, Denise fell to the floor and the spirit in her manifested before fleeing forever. When she returned to her lodgings, she found that she could now do those things she had been unable to do in the past. For confirmation of her healing, she returned for further tests, which confirmed her perfect healing. As she ended her testimony last Sunday, Denise advised people to place their hope in Jesus Christ.

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FAITH IS NATURAL

Under an atmosphere of sincere appreciation to our merciful God, the anointing fell upon ‘The Arena of Liberty’ as The SCOAN Choir led the congregation in songs and hymns of thanksgiving unto the Lord.

In this environment of the miraculous, Prophet T.B. Joshua stepped onto the altar with a strong word from the Lord. He warned the congregation and viewers worldwide against manufacturing our own faith, in a message titled: Faith Is Natural. “There is a sovereign power in that name, Jesus which cannot be imitated or faked,” he stated. But today, people manufacture faith. This is why it does not work. The result of being born-again, the dividend is not there because people manufacture them; people fake them. “Faith is of the heart,” Prophet T.B. Joshua reiterated, and “if your heart does not act upon the Word, nothing can be achieved.”He went on to explain that “our relationship with God always requires corresponding power,” hence the need for worshipping God in Spirit and in truth. He therefore asked worshippers to invite God’s Spirit into their hearts by praying, “Oh Holy Spirit, take more of me and give me more of You – more of Your love, faithfulness, obedience, kindness, self-control.” In his closing remarks, the man of God said, “When you begin to reverence Him, the Bible says that the Spirit will be released to the degree we stand in reverence of His Word.”

This was the second soul-searching message delivered as Prophetess Yinka had earlier urged the congregation to “SLOW DOWN AND CARE FOR YOUR SPIRITUAL LIFE.” She spoke on the need to strip ourselves of “all weight that may slow us down from running the straight race with God,” citing worries, anxieties, cares and burdens of this world as sources of such weight. “How short-sighted it is to work so hard to extend this life and not take time to prepare for eternity” she mused. On that note, she said that we tend to experience a spiritual vacuum when we lack a genuine relationship with God and place material possessions above Him. In her words, “You just have to experience God. Until we experience God, there will be dissatisfaction in our lives. I mean, a sense of hunger to know what life is all about, a desire to know what happens after life is over.” In line with Matthew 6:33, which says, But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you,” she counselled congregants not to waste time “on things that have no lasting value or significance.”

She prayed that they would encounter God and then stretched forth her hand in the name of Jesus Christ and brought Jesus on the scene. The name of Jesus began to work in the midst of the congregation, lifting the lame from their seats, restoring the breath of life to the infirm and setting the captives free. The auditorium was filled with an outpouring of gratitude to God as Prophet Racine and Prophet Chris joined to lay hands on the congregation, in the name of Jesus Christ…

Indeed, Christ’s Spirit was released upon all who connected to Him by faith and testimonies followed:

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Renewed Effort To “Achieve Peace” In South Sudan In Wake Of TB Joshua’s Visit

tb joshua, scoan, south sudanSeveral new developments in the pursuit of sustainable peace have unfolded in the world’s youngest nation, South Sudan, just weeks after the visit of Nigerian cleric TB Joshua. 
Yesterday, US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, announced the recalling of its South Sudan ambassador, Thomas Hushek, in its ongoing “re-evaluation of the U.S. relationship with the Government of South Sudan.”
“The United States stands with the people of South Sudan in their pursuit of peace and will work in partnership with the region to support efforts to achieve peace and a successful political transition in South Sudan,” the statement from the Department of State read.
usa, south sudanPresident Salva Kiir Mayardit and his main opposition leader Dr. Riek Machar Teny agreed during a meeting in Uganda early this month to extend the pre-transitional period for three months after a consensus that the steps viable for a unity government formation were not yet in place.
In addition, several South Sudanese opposition factions who in 2018 did not sign the Addis Ababa peace agreement announced they were ready to re-engage in peace negotiations after a meeting held in Rome.
Nine members of the South Sudan Opposition Movements Alliance (SSOMA) gathered behind closed doors for three days in the headquarters of a Catholic charity where they agreed to sign a common communique in which they commited themselves to “political dialogue and negotiations to contribute to the peace process.”
In his message on November 12th 2019, TB Joshua publicly prayed for peace at Juba’s Presidential Palace in the presence of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, his cabinet, military representatives and thousands of local residents.
“Time has come to put our differences behind us,” the Nigerian cleric told the nation’s leaders, stressing that “peace has no price”.
His message clearly struck a chord with the public, having been viewed over one million times on the social media platforms of YouTube and Facebook since the video was uploaded by Emmanuel TV.
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The LORD With The Man In The Synagogue For Our Solutions

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As students of the Bible, the former rain refers to the first Pentecost, that is the descending of the Holy Spirit on the disciples of Jesus after His Accession to Heaven. It was a big breakthrough for the earthly Church. It brought them renewed strength, boldness, encouragement, empowerment and growth. The latter rain refers to a future Pentecost. This message comes to mind when prophet TB Joshua, the Bishop and founder of the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Lagos Nigeria, recently prophesied of “a cooling rain” and then the coming of Seraphim. We are waiting for these events because TB Joshua has accurate prophesies and speaking what God sends him to.

The prophecy was probably and primarily meant for Nigeria but the entire global system is in complete chaos and disorder at the moment. We see rioting and protesting everywhere on our TV daily. Only a divine intervention can introduce a new peaceful and orderly system. With a dynamic man of God, Prophet TB Joshua, full of faith and commitment in Jesus Christ, awaiting the fulfilment of the coming calmness is with certainty.

It can be recalled that at a time the children of Israel were in similar distress and eventually God sent an angel to Gideon and empowered Gideon on the deliverance mechanism of Israel from their oppressors, (Judges 6). Whereas Gideon armed himself with 32,000 fighting men only 300 trumpeters were used by God. And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place, (Judges 7: 7).

Already many sections of the societies are taking their deep personal problem to The SCOAN for a guarantee solution because of Prophet TB Joshua. This is a personal achievement of an individual prophet of our time. What we pray for also is that all true believers of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to come together in one accord for the arrival of God’s latter rain that will bring calmness and genuine world peace. Just as TB Joshua warned the South Sudanese recently, similarly, “It is also time for all Christians to put their differences behind them”. It is only Jesus Christ, the Creator of the entire universe, that has the solution to all the problems, visible or invisible, imagined or unimaginable.

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I LOVE YOU JESUS!

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God measures our lives by our love for Him and for our neighbour. Anyone who does not love his fellow man, whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. This is His command: whoever loves God must also love his fellow man.

If we have all knowledge and ability but have no love, we have nothing. If we make all forms of sacrifices but have no real burning love for God and our fellow man, we have nothing.

Love for fellow man breaks down all barriers; it melts all hindrances. Love has ears to hear the heart. It dissolves prejudices, misunderstanding and suspicion. Love triumphs over our mistreatment, defilement and persecution.

How do you assess your love for God? By the practical things in our lives. We assess our love for God by the number of times we lovingly think of Him daily, by the degree of hunger we have to read His Word. I mean, the amount of time we save to read His Word. The more we love Him, the more precious His Word will become to us. If we love Jesus enough, we will make it our habit to say, “I love You, Jesus”.

When you walk to another room, say, “I love You, Jesus”. When you sit down in your car to drive, say, “I love You, Jesus”. When you stop at a traffic light, say, “I love You, Jesus”. When you bow your head before you eat, say, “I love You, Jesus”. The first person you think about in the morning and the last person you think of in the night should be Jesus.

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“THOSE WHO TRUST IN THE LORD ARE LIKE MOUNT ZION!”

To everyone who watched her testify last Sunday at The SCOAN, it must have been clear that 75-year-old Barrister (Mrs) Theresa Amaifeobu was beside herself with joyous excitement over the healing she had received. Struck with cervical and lumbar spondylosis for seven years, as well as osteoarthritis of both knees, the Abuja-based Anambra indigene had felt no relief from the painkillers and neck collar that had been meant to help ease her stiff neck and lower-back pains.

Seeking a divine solution, she had come to church for prayers. As he laid an anointed hand on Theresa, Prophet Chris prayed, “In the mighty name of Jesus, let the power of God flow through your body right now.” He then told her, “Rise to your feet, mama.” And she did, proclaiming God’s goodness and power as she strolled along the aisle. “I am healed; Jesus has done it!” she proclaimed during her testimony last week. Mrs Catherine Okereke, who accompanied her mother to church, thanked God for setting her mother free. Theresa advised people to trust in the Lord, who never fails. “Hold on to God,” Catherine advised.

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DON’T LET YOUR SITUATION DICTATE THE DIRECTION OF YOUR PRAYER!

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Remember what happened at the graveside of Lazarus in John 11:38-44. Ordinarily, the situation did not call for thanksgiving but Jesus, being a man of faith was not influenced by the happenings around. What was seen did not influence the direction of His prayer.

When Jesus came to the home of Lazarus, where people were in a mourning mood, where people were crying, Jesus did not allow the general mood to overwhelm Him. In other words, Jesus did not allow the happenings around to dictate the direction of His prayer.

Today, when things are good, our prayer would be that of thanksgiving whereas when things are tough, our prayer would be petitional rather than thanksgiving. Consider the case of Paul and Silas in the prison in Acts 16. Their condition did not call for thanksgiving and praises but as men of faith, the happenings around them did not overwhelm them to murmur and despair.

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HOW MUCH WE NEED GOD

But for God, what would have been the essence of human life? So had The SCOAN Choir queried when they began their ministration during the Sunday Service. Because God lives, they said, our lives are worth living and we can face tomorrow because all fear is gone. As many Heaven-inspired songs followed, congregants fell under the anointing in ‘The Arena of Liberty’, a demonstration of God’s abiding power on The SCOAN ministry. “Here I am. Send me, Lord,” the choir asked worshippers to say in submission to God.,

Building on his message from last week, “Acknowledge God,” Prophet TB Joshua preached about HOW MUCH WE NEED GOD. The thrust of the sermon was the importance of maintaining our blessings by learning to involve God in our daily activities, even the apparently most mundane ones. He read from Luke 16:10-12, 1 Corinthians 14:15 and John 14:27 as he illustrated what it means to be in a perpetual attitude of grateful prayerfulness. We need Jesus every minute of our lives, he said, so our hearts must constantly make contact with him in meditation and melody, not only in times of crisis. In his words, “If you don’t know how much you need Jesus in small things, you will not know how much you need Him to settle your situation, such as affliction, hardship, career failure, marital challenges, stagnation and joblessness.”

Acceptable prayer, Prophet TB Joshua asserted, does not have to be a noisy show-off but rather an imbibed habit that allows the Holy Spirit to minister directly to our hearts. Christians who pray like that, he explained, would enjoy the privilege of hearing from God even in their waking moments. “Constantly pray in your heart, without ceasing, in hymns, spiritual songs and make melodies in your heart to the Lord. Your heart must be running – melodies to keep your heart busy,” the man of God counselled the church. Stating that “a break in prayer is a break in faith and a break in faith is a break with God,” Prophet TB Joshua concluded by noting that the Spirit of God cannot be resisted once inside a believer.

In the same vein, Prophet Racine read from Romans 12:1-2, Matthew 7:7-12 and 2 Corinthians 12:7-10 as he urged congregants to STAY IN THE WILL OF GOD. The will of God, he said, should be the only thing true Christians seek in every aspect of life.

He said that God’s will is to deliver and bless us, among other things, hence the need to consult Him always and pray according to His will while pursuing “spiritual union with Jesus” that “establishes a deep sense of intimacy with God.” He therefore advised Christians not to blame God when answers to prayers get delayed but to persist in satisfying “God’s uncompromising demand for faith.” In his closing remarks, Prophet Racine said, “Staying true to your purpose in life is to stay true to Jesus. Jesus is faithful; He will never abandon us.”

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CLEANSING BEFORE COMFORT!

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How do we ask for forgiveness? We must ask for forgiveness in sincerity and humility of heart. This is what God requires. “Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts, and in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow” (Psalm 51:6-7).

Remember Psalm 51:6 reads ‘inward parts’, meaning the innermost being. This is the heart – the communication point for the Holy Spirit (Romans 9:1). If we are to ask for forgiveness, we should ask for forgiveness in the ‘inner part’, not in the form of fasting and praying or waving of hands in worship without a thorough reformation of heart and life.

What David was saying was that it was only after a thorough cleansing that he would be able to experience the joy of salvation. How do we then come before God in sincerity and humility of heart? We can come before Him when we ask Him not to comfort us until He cleanses us from our sin. In other words, we are seeking first the Kingdom of God, which is the salvation of our soul (Matthew 6:33).

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20 YEARS OF ARTHRITIS, HERNIA AND SWOLLEN LEGS GONE!

For 20 years, 59-year-old South African Miss Chrismare Groenewald had suffered from difficulty in walking from arthritis, as well as hernia and swollen legs due to poor blood circulation. Also suffering from acid reflux, Chrismare faced excruciating pain both night and day. She took numerous drugs and visited several hospitals but she never experienced relief; instead, her condition worsened. No longer willing to submit herself to the power of the enemy, Chrismare found her way to God’s presence when she presented herself two weeks ago at The SCOAN. After listening to Chrismare, the woman of God Prophetess Yinka cast out the demons behind Chrismare’s problems. In her testimony last Sunday, Chrismare told of the relief she had immediately felt after the woman of God laid an anointed hand on her in the mighty name of Jesus. “It was like everything was melting away,” she told the church. “I was completely healed after vomiting all the poisonous stuff,” she added. She advised people to have faith in God’s power.

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How TB Joshua Reconciled the Son of Liberia’s President with The Man Who Murdered His Father!

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Senator Prince Yormie Johnson and Prophet T.B Joshua

Why This Reconciliation Contributed To Peace In Liberia…

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has just returned from a peace-brokering mission in South Sudan where he led President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his cabinet in prayer for peace at the nation’s Presidential Palace.

However, records reveal this is not the cleric’s first intervention when it comes to brokering peace on a national scale.

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In November 2000, Joshua oversaw a heartfelt reconciliation that touched the nation of Liberia between Samuel Doe Jr and the man responsible for gruesomely slaughtering his father, Prince Yormie Johnson.

In the height of Liberia’s brutal civil war, Johnson – then a rebel leader – captured President Samuel Doe in Monrovia and tortured him publicly before executing him in footage seen on news reports around the world.

“Every night I went to sleep, I prayed that one day God would give me to the opportunity to meet this man and kill him to revenge the death of my father,” Samuel Doe Jr publicly admitted during his visit to The Synagogue, Church Of All Nations (SCOAN).

Doe Jr said he harbored this “grudge” for ten long years. Unbeknownst to him and his mother Nancy who came to seek prayers at The SCOAN, the former warlord had ‘repented’, become a Christian and was in attendance at Joshua’s church.

Spotting Johnson amidst the large church crowd, Doe Jr said he felt his blood “run cold” and looked for a weapon to enact revenge.

“I felt like running inside the kitchen to pick up a knife,” he recounted. However, Doe Jr was ‘supernaturally restrained’ from carrying out his vengeful intentions as he was “under the control of the Holy Spirit”.

After publicly confessing what was ‘hindering his salvation’, Joshua counselled the Doe family about the need for forgiveness, after which he prayed for them.

“If Jesus can forgive us of our sins, then who am I to hold a grudge against a child of God,” Samuel announced to rapturous applause from the congregation.

Prince Yormie Johnson then came forward from the crowd and the duo warmly embraced, subsequently joined by Liberia’s former First Lady Nancy Doe and TB Joshua.

In a meeting the next week, Johnson revealed the reconciliation went beyond just the two families but extended to the warring tribes in Liberia.

“This reconciliation will go a long way to unite our two ethnic groups. The war in Liberia started between us and the reconciliation will have to begin with us,” he revealed.

Liberia has enjoyed peace nationwide for over fifteen years and is steadily cementing its status as a growing democracy in West Africa.

Prince Yormie Johnson has since returned to Liberia as a Senator and plays an active role in his country’s politics.

In the run-up to Liberia’s last elections, Johnson visited The SCOAN with George Weah, eventually choosing to endorse the football legend, which proved pivotal to his eventual ascension to Liberia’s Presidency.

TB Joshua also played an important reconciliatory role in Tanzania in the wake of the divisive 2015 elections which saw John Magufuli emerge victorious.

Joshua visited the East African nation, holding extensive meetings with both President Magufuli and opposition leader Edward Lowassa, both of whom had previously visited his church in Lagos.

Citizens acknowledged Joshua’s visit significantly reduced the palpable tensions that existed in the aftermath of the disputed elections and restored peace to the nation.

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THE CHARACTERISTICS OF FAITH

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The Characteristics of Faith

Faith sees what others cannot see. Its joy is in the reality of future things which enables the believer to understand the unseen universe and his right in Christ Jesus. A man without faith does not know his right in Christ Jesus. He believes until he shouts, cries and kicks, the Lord would not hear him.

Faith enables believers to overcome fear and other barriers that rob the faithless of God’s blessing. By faith, the Israelites crossed the Red Sea and brought down the walls of many cities. By faith, Moses stretched his staff to the Red Sea and the Israelites walked through the dry ocean bed (Exodus 14:16-22).

Faith provides strength for a believer to endure hardships and difficult times. By faith, Joseph endured the prison condition. By faith, Paul and Silas counted it all joy to suffer for Jesus in Philippi (Acts 16:22-25). Faith strengthens the believer to persevere even when the promise seems to delay in its fulfilment. Perseverance is an essential instrument of faith.

The Bible instructs us “to run the race with perseverance” (Hebrews 12:1-2). Hardship and temptation discipline us and improve our Christian character, thus making us better disciples of Christ. Even then, we have to throw off everything that could hinder our movement towards Christ. While running the race, we should fix our eyes on Christ – Christ alone – the Author and Finisher of our faith.

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What Chance has Prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN for Enduring Peace in South Sudan?

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The civil war in South Sudan started after December 2013 when President Kiir accused his former deputy Riek Machar and ten others of attempting a coup d’état. Many attempts had been made and severally by neighbouring countries, the African Union, United Nations to end the war but with little result so far. The United Nations has peacekeepers in that country. Several ceasefire agreements had been signed but they didn’t endure. Briefly, this is the messy situation where prophet TB Joshua of Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN), Nigeria is attempting a peace mission. The question now is “What chances have SCOAN prophet for peace in South Sudan?”

It is now well-circulated that on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, the President of South Sudan together with his government officials had welcomed prophet TB Joshua upon his arrival at Juba International Airport, on a peace mission. Prophet TB Joshua was quoted saying, “The time has come for us to put our differences behind us. This is the voice of God. Our leaders should overcome their division and agree to work together for the good of the country”. This is a bold statement and the entire world is awaiting a positive outcome.

South Sudan is perhaps the youngest nation amongst the committee of nations in the United Nations. Hitherto it has a long history as part of Sudan where it broke away after a protected civil war, a British colony like Nigeria. Unless a lasting peace is found for this country it may end up a country dead on arrival. This is where prophet TB Joshua’s peace mission is significant. The second very import reason is whether prophets can end wars where the army generals fail with all their modern warfare.

We read the story how by divine intervention the people of Israel were led out of Egypt and how when the same Israelites had remained in captivity in Babylon a divine intervention also came after 70 years for their freedom. In each case, it was peacefully negotiated. All that would be said is how to pray along with prophets of God on peace missions in our today troubled world. God is not limited by our constraints and can move as He wills at any time. The Church of Jesus Christ is currently facing diverse oppositions, maybe because the Devil knows it’s time up for him. Hence a national crusade might also be envisaged for that part of Africa, for total deliverance from the yokes of war and division. If the South Sudanese, a fairly homogeneous people, would agree to work with one accord with Jesus Christ their land would be healed and their citizens blessed. We shall continually pray with prophet TB Joshua on this enormous task for another miracle to happen here. With God, we are reassured that everything is possible

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ACKNOWLEDGE GOD

The SCOAN Choir began by acknowledging God’s power and uniqueness. “You are God all by Yourself/Forever You are the same/There is none like You,” so declared the inspired lyrics. Other songs of worship followed, including the iconic Prophet TB Joshua-composed “Spirit Pray Through Me”, and The Synagogue soon soaked in the Spirit as God performed wonders among the congregation.

Prophet TB Joshua began his sermon with John 6:63 (NIV): The Spirit gives life; the flesh counts for nothing. The words I have spoken to you—they are full of the Spirit and life.” Our lives have to depend on the Word of God and we need to meditate on it constantly, thanking God every waking moment, he said. Only success that comes from God, he added, brings peace of mind (John 14:27). He therefore urged congregants to live as true Christians by refusing to be derailed by satan’s antics while ensuring to cultivate the habit of saying “Thank You, Jesus!” for even the so-called ordinary things. Learning to show gratitude for ‘small’ things, he insisted, is sure to command God’s attention always and to guarantee even ‘bigger’ blessings. “Faith is manifested in the small things in our daily lives,” the man of God noted.

Prophet TB Joshua also spoke on the need to show love to all and sundry as we give generously of our time and resources. “The name of God is Love,” he said, even as he stated that “no matter how great your faith, without love it is zero.” Describing prayer, especially the prayer of acknowledgement and gratitude, as a source of protection for the Christian, he discouraged wasting time on responding to scornful talk from those who seek to mock God’s work in our lives. He therefore asked congregants to fill their hearts with the prayer of gratitude so that they can be filled with divine fire. In his words: “You will be pregnant of Jesus and you will have so much to give. Anytime you talk, fire comes out, power comes out. Begin to cover yourself with the Blood of Jesus – “Thank You, Jesus” in your heart, in your spirit.”

On that note, Prophet Chris urged worshippers to BE STILL EVEN IN THE STORM. He began the message by noting the captivating power of biblical stories, before anchoring his sermon on the inability of many of the sojourning Israelites’ to reach the Promised Land, as recorded in Numbers 13 and 14. Prophet Chris likened the situation of many Christians today to the Israelites’ plight in ancient times, as they tend to give up on the brink of their breakthrough due to the storms of life. He read from Mark 4:35-40 and drew three lessons from the passage on how to stay in the faith.

One, we must not “misinterpret God’s silence as rejection” since he may be using our challenges to build us. Two, we must not assess our situation sentimentally and never attempt to cut corners when it comes to getting spiritual blessings. Three, we must not “act or react under tension and pressure” but instead “learn to pause and listen to what the Holy Spirit” is saying about our situation. Prophet Chris concluded with these words of encouragement: “As true members of the household of faith, even when everything around us is unquiet, we remain calm and determined because our strength, our courage, our inspiration is derived from God Almighty.”

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OFFICIAL STATEMENT BY PROPHET TB JOSHUA REGARDING HIS RECENT VISIT TO SOUTH SUDAN

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I bring you Calvary greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ! Following my ‘quiet’ departure from the country of South Sudan after a recent visit there, please permit me to clear the air on what transpired.

I know that many citizens and residents of South Sudan would have wanted me to spend a few more days with them. Indeed, I saw thousands of people waiting at the lobby of the hotel because they thought I would stay for longer.

However, I had received an instruction from God to leave immediately – without waiting for any ‘thank you’ whatsoever, whether in cash or kind.

The same God Almighty had sent me there – to pray for South Sudan and lead the nation to a new beginning. Who am I, then, to disobey the voice of my Master, my Creator, the One who gives life to us all?

On this note, therefore, I would like to urge all expectant South Sudanese and other nationals to please understand that I had to obey the voice of God.

No doubt, there is need for a revival crusade in South Sudan. As such, I await divine directions for another visit soon, for the harvest is on the way!

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TB Joshua In South Sudan, Leads President in Prayer for Peace

Respected Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua was personally received by South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir Mayardit during a visit to the East African nation in which he led the President and government officials in prayer for peace.

In the morning of Tuesday 12th November 2019, the President and First Lady welcomed Joshua upon his arrival at Juba International Airport, alongside government dignitaries and an ecstatic crowd of locals.

President Mayardit was joined by his Vice President, James Wani Igga, and a host of other senior government officials as the Nigerian cleric addressed the nation at the Presidential Palace.

“Time has come for us to put our differences behind us,” Joshua told the thousands of South Sudanese who gathered to hear his message.

“This is the voice of God. Our leaders should overcome their division and agree to work together for the good of the country,” he insisted in the address, which was televised live on South Sudan’s official broadcasting channel SSBC.

Joshua stated that “peace has no price”, adding that he resolved to visit the nation despite its reputation for ‘instability’ stemming from the civil war that has raged for almost six years.

He further described the South Sudanese as “intelligent, hardworking and ambitious people”, explaining how he came across them in every country he travelled to.

“Let us overcome our divisions and allow them to come back and develop their fatherland,” he passionately counselled.

“The issue of this nation is spiritual. We need to tackle it spiritually,” Joshua further admonished, stressing that his message was ‘from God’.

“If I am a prophet, this will not go without fulfilment,” he boldly declared.

Joshua then led the troubled nation in prayer for peace. “Have mercy on the nation. Let the leaders and citizens of South Sudan obtain Your mercy. Thank You for Your compassion and forgiveness,” he prayed, joined fervently by the President and his people.

In his short remarks, President Salva Kiir Mayardit stated that he believed the coming of the cleric would signal a new beginning in the nation.

“We have come a long distance searching for peace. Now that the man of God, Prophet TB Joshua, has come to South Sudan, I believe peace is at the corner,” he declared, adding that the cleric had ‘done his job’ and the onus was now on South Sudan’s leaders to do theirs.

After the address, Joshua – accompanied by his wife Evelyn and led by a large convoy of South Sudan’s military – visited the President’s personal home and prayed with his family.

TB Joshua, who wields huge levels of influence due to the popularity of his Christian television network Emmanuel TV, made a similar journey to Tanzania four years ago where he was received by President John Magufuli, who describes the cleric as his ‘mentor’.

Other African Presidents to have visited his popular church in Nigeria include the late Ghanaian leader John Atta Mills, former Malawian President Joyce Banda and Liberia’s President George Weah.

South Sudan, the world’s youngest country, has been in the throes of civil war since 2013 after a fall-out between President Mayardit and his Vice President Riek Machar.

Multiple reconciliatory efforts have been made to restore peace, including a visit to Pope Francis in Vatican City where he famously kissed the feet of both leaders

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PROPHETIC MESSAGE FOR SOUTH SUDAN – PROPHET TB JOSHUA

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Prophet T.B. Joshua

Thank you very much for welcoming me. He who honours a prophet because he is a prophet receives the reward of a prophet. Thank you for honouring me. I am here to deliver God’s message. I pray that God gives all the political stakeholders in this country discretion that will guard their hearts to obey this message, in Jesus’ name.

As a prophet, I need to be specific – that is, I should not say what God has not said. Yes, this is the voice of God. Time has come. Seven times, I have been invited to this country – but each time I received an invitation, I would ask God and the Lord would say, ‘No’. But this time, the Lord said, ‘Yes!’.

Time has come for us to put our differences behind us. Who can fight with the Lord? Time has come for us to put our differences behind us in this youngest nation in the world.

If I am a prophet, this will not go without fulfilment. Take your pen and write. I am here to prophesy to the nation. I am not coming here to preach or to teach. If I am a prophet, this will not go without fulfilment. Time has come. The issue of this nation is spiritual. We need to tackle it spiritually.

Time has come – I repeat – for us to put our differences behind us. Our leaders, we should overcome our divisions and agree to work together – for the good of this country.

Peace has no price. To show peace has no price, when I was preparing to come to South Sudan, my operator could not find an international insurance company to cover our trip to South Sudan – because of the situation of the nation. The operator recommended that the plane should be parked in Ethiopia or Kenya. I said why? They said because of the situation of the nation.

And this is a country endowed with enormous natural resources. How many investors or tourists would want to go through this?

We cannot do it alone. As I travelled the world, I have discovered that people from South Sudan are everywhere all over the world. There is no country in this world where you will not find South Sudanese. They are intelligent, hard-working, ambitious people. Our leaders should overcome their divisions and allow them to come back to develop their fatherland.

We should overcome our divisions. You cannot stand in the way of the Lord. He owns man’s heart and He can instruct man at any time. Don’t look at my appearance. Don’t look at the clothes I put on; I had to wear something. Look beyond this appearance. Beyond this appearance is the man talking. Next month, we talk of December and then the New Year. This country is going to enter a New Year, a new beginning – whether you like it or not, whether I like it or not.

Your agreement does not matter to what God is about to do. So, after this meeting – take your time and look at my antecedents, my track record in the ministry when it comes to the prophetic. Please, take this word seriously. As a prophet, I am not an orator. I need corresponding power to talk. I need the suggestion of the Spirit to talk.

Let us pray as the Spirit directs. Lord, I pray for the peace of South Sudan. Have mercy on the nation! Have mercy on the nation! Let the leaders and citizens of South Sudan obtain Your mercy. Let the leaders and citizens of South Sudan obtain Your mercy. Thank You, Lord, for Your compassion and for Your forgiveness. In Jesus Christ’s name.

This is the message and prayer I am sent to deliver. It may look short – but its pregnant. Let us await the result. If God says yes, no one can say no! I pray the hearts of those concerned are controlled by God because the Word of God cannot go without fulfilment.

I repeat again – time has come for us to overcome our divisions, for us to put aside our differences. There is no more time for you or us again; God wants to move the nation forward. Long live this peace initiative! Long live the youngest nation in the world, South Sudan! Thank you very much.

* Address given by Prophet TB Joshua on Tuesday November 12th 2019 at the Presidential Palace in Juba, South Sudan, in the presence of President Salva Kiir Mayardit, a host of senior government officials and thousands of South Sudanese citizens.

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HAVE FAITH IN GOD

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Have Faith in God

If we have faith in God, we should not just believe in Him when we encounter extraordinary events and face impossible tasks or absolute perils. Not only should we know God as our sovereign, supreme Lord but we should know Him like children know their fathers. We are constantly under His care and protection. The powers of the Heavens are behind us and backing us up so that in all things we can overcome through the Divine power.

We speak about faith and say man ought to have faith in God but how should one have faith? We have faith in God through the daily things around us. What is faith? Faith is a heart that believes in God through ordinary circumstances. If we examine our daily lives, we will find out how much faith we have. Empty profession of faith will not help us at all. Faith is manifested in the small things in our daily lives. The Bible is full of promises for every matter. As long as we have faith, God will work for us.

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Open Heart Necessary to understand Prophet TB Joshua of SCOAN (Not a Bethlehem Without a Room for Jesus Christ)

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According to the Scripture, by prophet Micah, it was prophesied that our Lord Jesus Christ would be born in Bethlehem, “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me One who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times” (Micah 5:2). That’s exactly where Jesus was born, “She gave birth to her first-born, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn”, (Luke 2:7). Bethlehem could not find a better place where their prophesied Ruler was to be born. It’s just like today where each person prefers to tongue down every prophet of God, true prophet or not.

All that was prophesied about Jesus happened and brought about public recognition to Joseph, an obscure carpenter and His mother an unknown Mary. But while would Bethlehem have no room for such a great personality of Bethlehem? The local innkeepers might just be some ordinary individuals but with no knowledge about Joseph, Mary or even their son Jesus Christ. Nevertheless, the manger where Jesus was to have been born has become a visiting site for tourists in Israel forever. Similarly, many go to the Synagogue Church of All Nations, (SCOAN), Lagos, only as spectators or expecting only to be healed but with no knowledge of the purpose of prophet TB Joshua, faith in Jesus Christ or who Jesus Christ truly is. We recognise them as “Bethlehem without a room for Jesus”. Everyone needs to open up his or her heart for Jesus to come in and abide therein permanently.

History is building up in Nigeria from SCOAN but most people cannot see because their hearts are closed and they look at TB Joshua with mere physical eyes. Prophet TB Joshua is a prophet of Jesus Christ from Nigeria but with a unique message to bring many to the saving light of God in Christ Jesus. The prophet wants to be known by his love as he serves Jesus through ministering to people’s needs. This love is shown through the multiple of miracles and deliverance services aired by Emmanuel TV. Those who benefit from the deliverance service of SCOAN must go and preach Christ to all others because they now have open hearts. It is like when the shepherds said one to another, “Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us.” Hence, let us have open hearts to receive Jesus and spread Him abroad, even as we visit SCOAN, a ministry that is vigorously practically preaching Christ in truth. In time the entire Christian body is enriched and God is glorified.

Therefore if Jesus knocks at your door today kindly open your heart to Him. In Jesus days religious leaders failed to recognise Jesus and they opposed Him till they had Him nailed on the cross wrongly. But as many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on His name; Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God, (John 1: 12-13).