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JOY BREAKS EVERY BARRIER

Do you compare yourself with others and measure yourself by yourself? Remember, when you are not content and spend much of your time thinking about what you do not have, you may be slipping into unhealthy doubt that can lead you away from God to scepticism, cynicism, then hard-heartedness. These are the walls that stand as barriers between you and the Spirit of the Father.

The wall of Jericho had stopped the Israelites from entering the land whereas Jericho was God’s promise to the Israelites (Joshua 6:4-5). Nevertheless, faith joyfully confesses its victory. As the Israelites joyfully shouted their victory, the wall of Jericho fell. What is the wall in your life that stops you from receiving from God?

Joy is your conquering power (Nehemiah 8:10). “This is the day the LORD has made. We will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24). With this joy, break every wall of unhappiness, envy, jealousy, discontentment, offence and pain of the past that stands between you and the Spirit of the Father, in Jesus’ name. As that wall is broken in your life, experience the Bible come alive and the fulfilment of God’s promises.

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I am Ready to Pray For COVID-19 Patients in Isolation Centres – TB JOSHUA

Nigerian Pastor TB Joshua has signalled his readiness to virtually offer prayers for COVID-19 patients in isolation centres around the world.

In a special announcement posted to Joshua’s YouTube channel Emmanuel TV, the cleric called on relevant government and medical authorities to “organise those who are in isolation” and “arrange how to connect them to us on Emmanuel TV”.

“The blessing of Jesus is for those who knock and ask,” the announcement began. “In whatever way you support to make this happen, we are a team; we are not doing more than you,” it added.

“Together we shall pray for them. Together we shall be set free from this COVID-19,” the statement continued, quoting the Biblical reference in Luke 4:40 where Jesus healed “all who had various kinds of sickness after the mass prayer.”

“The same anointing that heals one is also able to heal all at the same time,” it concluded, calling on all interested parties to contact the church via their email address info@emmanuel.tv.

Last week, the World Health Organisation reacted to a trending video in which a Cameroonian medical doctor was ‘healed’ from COVID-19 after receiving “interactive prayer” from Joshua’s ministry, acknowledging “spiritual leadership is very important in a time like this”.

His testimony was followed days later by a couple of university lecturers who equally acknowledged receiving healing from the dreaded virus, replete with medical reports before and after prayers from Emmanuel TV.

Since starting its ‘Interactive Prayer’ – in which online prayer is offered via video calls – Joshua’s ministry has prayed for COVID-19 patients from around the world including citizens of USA, South Africa, Dominican Republic, Colombia, Honduras and Cuba.

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MADE RIGHT WITH GOD

Matthew 14:19 “And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.”

Before Jesus fed the multitude, He commanded them first to sit down. This means He wanted their hearts to be right with Him. What is the state of your heart?

Many today fail to understand that we measure our lives not by our situation but by the movements of our hearts. The Bible says, a believer’s heart is the prayer room but for many, their heart is a room of fear, worry and panic. This is because when their finances are down, their faith is down, when their body is sick, their hope is sick. As a child of God, no matter what your situation looks like on the outside, if your heart is right with God, you can have peace. How can your heart be right with God?

With an attitude of repentance and faith we begin to think not of our sin and shortcoming but our righteousness in Christ. It was on the Cross of Calvary that Jesus made us right with God.Matthew 14:19 “And he directed the people to sit down on the grass. Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves. Then he gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the people.”

Before Jesus fed the multitude, He commanded them first to sit down. This means He wanted their hearts to be right with Him. What is the state of your heart?

Many today fail to understand that we measure our lives not by our situation but by the movements of our hearts. The Bible says, a believer’s heart is the prayer room but for many, their heart is a room of fear, worry and panic. This is because when their finances are down, their faith is down, when their body is sick, their hope is sick. As a child of God, no matter what your situation looks like on the outside, if your heart is right with God, you can have peace. How can your heart be right with God?

With an attitude of repentance and faith we begin to think not of our sin and shortcoming but our righteousness in Christ. It was on the Cross of Calvary that Jesus made us right with God.

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SON OF DAVID, HAVE MERCY ON ME!

The age of miracles has not passed; the Miracle Worker is still alive. The bank of miracles is in Heaven. “However, as it is written: ‘What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him’ ”(1 Corinthians 2:9). Therefore, let us not limit God in our prayer because He is rich beyond our dreams.

Knowing quite well how undeserving he was, blind Bartimaeus cried out, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Brethren, all of us would not merit His mercy because our righteousness is like filthy rags before God. We are not healed, blessed and delivered because of the works of righteousness we have done (Ephesians 2:8-9) but in mercy God has called us and healed, delivered and saved us. All we need is God’s mercy and favour. Blind Bartimaeus prayed, “Son of David, have mercy on me” and he testified that God restored his sight. In mercy, you are not excluded.

“Son of David, have mercy on me. Let Your mercy and favour speak for me, in Jesus’ name!” If you mean it, this can be a soul-saving and life-changing prayer. As you say this anointed prayer with all your heart without ceasing, begin to feel the presence of God restoring your testimony – healing, blessing and setting you free and you shall share your testimony to the glory of God, in Jesus’ name!

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Jesus Knew What He Would Do

On this occasion, Jesus crossed the Lake of Galilee, and as usual, a great crowd followed him because they had seen signs which He gave in His dealings with the sick. But Jesus went up the hillside and sat down there with His disciples. The Passover, the Jewish festival, was near. So Jesus, raising His eyes and seeing a great crowd on the way towards Him, said to Philip, “Where can we buy food for these people to eat?” Jesus said this to test Philip, for He knew what he was going to do, (John 6:6)

It is soul healing when we realise that Jesus knows everything about us and knows what He will do. But He may choose to test us as He did to Philip. It was expected that Philip would have acknowledged the Sovereignty and Supremacy of the Master over all He created by saying for example, “Sir you know all things, Lord. What shall we do?” Instead, Philip answered him in terms of economic and natural estimates, “It would take nearly a year’s wages to buy enough food for them, even if each one gets only a little.” Fortunately, there was another disciple around, Andrew the brother of Simon Peter. Andrew with some faith said, “A boy here has five loaves of bread and two small fish. But what can that little bit of food do for so many people?” That little faith was enough for Jesus our Lord and Saviour to be brought into the scene, as Prophet TB Joshua always says. Jesus said, “Tell the people to sit down.” The rest is a miracle as the heavens were open and bread and fishes flowed to the hungry and wearied souls. The multitude was feed with great leftovers.

The Bible testifies that Jesus is the eternal God who became a man to sacrifice His life for the sins of the whole world. He was always aware of this and was not expecting Philip to rain bread to feed the multitude but to have some faith in this eternal God. There was never a time Jesus doubted His calling nor was He ever overwhelmed by all the attention He received and allowed Himself to be taken for someone He was not. The prophets that He has called, anointed and using, have some of his divine attributes by His generous grace. They shouldn’t be bothered by worldly pursuits, earthly desires, nor feel overwhelmed by millions of people seeking help from them. Only that it is necessary to remain connected with the One who knows the way through the wilderness of life. The Bible makes it clear that Jesus was always confident of who He was and why He had come to earth. From our first glimpse of Him, until the end of His life, we find Jesus confident of His person and message. Those who trust Jesus should never doubt His ability nor put limits unto what is possible. Instead, we should know that “With God all things are possible, and what is not possible for man is possible for our God”. God can use His servants for our help.

Hence as the entire world is swimming in the wilderness of life, from fear and panic unto economic lockdown and eventually total humility that will leave no stone unturned, it is not too late to come to Jesus for our supplies. In this COVID-19 era, the God who knows what He will do is reshaping the Synagogue Church of All Nations (SCOAN) to minister to the world in a new way and we must support their effort, in prayers and different kinds. They have newly come up with “Distance is not a barrier” when the Church is in lockdown. People across the globe can benefit from this but by faith.

Everyone should come to seek Jesus like Zacchaeus, a tax collector who lived in the city Jericho at the time of Jesus. He learned that Jesus the prophet was passing through the city and he ran ahead of the crowd and climbed up into a sycamore tree to have a better view of Jesus. It is not enough to secretly install Emmanuel.tv inside your bedroom to watch or to use to attack SCOAN. There is so much to learn about Zacchaeus beyond the fact that he was a short guy who hung out in trees just to see Jesus. Even what’s coming out from the World Health Organisation (WHO) about SCOAN is Zacchaeus and Pharisaical in my own opinion. It is necessary to truly and openly acknowledge Jesus and the fact that “Jesus knows what He will do in the World He has created”. God has the final say. Organisations and nations like the UN, WHO, USA, UK, China, Russia, even Nigeria, and all others must listen to what God has to say. God is Supreme, Omnipotent, Omniscience and Omnipresence. Emmanuel

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VIDEO: WHO comments on Medical doctor’s healing of COVID-19 TB Joshua’s church

The World Health Organization (WHO) has responded to a video of a Cameroonian medical doctor Kameni Pierre, who was healed of COVID-19 after prayers from one of Pastor TB Joshua’s recently anointed Prophet through the Church channel, Emmanuel TV in the “Distance is not a Barrie” Program.

WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus, WHO Executive Director of Health Emergencies, Dr Michael Ryan and other WHO officials were questioned about the miracle by a Cameroonian journalist Simon Ateba during an interactive media session on Wednesday, July 1.

“On Monday, a very popular pastor in Nigeria, T.B Joshua, released a video of a medical doctor in Cameroon who was said to have been cured of the virus through prayer,” Ateba stated, asking the panellists for their reaction.

In the video he referenced, Dr Kameni Pierre – a gynaecologist and obstetrician – receives prayer after affirming he was positive to coronavirus during an ‘Interactive Prayer Session’ organised by Emmanuel TV.

After ‘vomiting out’ the disease during prayer, the medical doctor held up his medical report days later confirming he was diagnosed negative to COVID-19.

In response, Dr Michael Ryan, the Executive Director of WHO Health Emergencies Programme, affirmed the readiness of WHO to collaborate with bodies like The SCOAN to advance the cause of the war against the deadly virus.

“Certainly, spiritual leadership is very important in times like this,” Ryan stated, praising the role of faith-based organisations in providing accurate information to communities.

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Speaking further, the WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus added that faith and science should “go together”.

“We know many religious leaders who would really advise their followers to follow their faith and at the same time use science. The two do not contradict; they go together… We will call on all religious leaders to be in this fight and save lives,” he stated.

Ghebreyesus had earlier echoed TB Joshua’s prophecy where he declared 2020 “the year of humility” in which “God would humble us with our challenges”.

“If this virus is teaching us anything, it is humility,” the former Ethiopian Minister of Health asserted.

Emmanuel TV’s popular YouTube videos, many of which show similar cases of miraculous healing through prayer, have accumulated over six hundred million views.

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HIS MISSION SHOULD BE YOUR MISSION

The Bible describes our lives as a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes (James 4:14). What is your mission for your short time here on earth? Is it to obtain wealth, position or power? Many are guilty of falling into the temptation to use wealth, position, power and prestige to measure their success in life but Jesus Christ was a soul-winner. That is what He was born for, lived for, died for and rose in power for.

In Luke 4:18-19, Jesus stated His mission statement:

“’The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.’”

Here we can see the ministry of Jesus was for the lost and broken-hearted. Thousands of years later, His mission of love is still changing the world. His mission should be your mission! The greatest way to use life is to spend it on something that will outlive it. For instance, love someone more dearly every day.

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HINDRANCES TO PRAYER

The dwelling place of God is in the heart. This means what goes on in our hearts determines the kind of relationship we enjoy with God. PSALM 66:18 says, “If I regard sin in my heart, the Lord would not have heard me’. To regard iniquity in the heart means there is some degree of sympathy with sin. A wrong attitude towards sin has caused this deadness of heart. That is why today, we can look upon pain, wrong and injustice unaffected. But as Christians, we should feel worried when we see injustice because when we are affected, our spirit will be stirred (Acts 17:16). Remember sin consists not only in doing what you should not but in failing to do what you should.

To get delivered – our spirit needs to be worried inside when we commit wrong by acknowledging them, admitting them and trusting in Christ’s sacrifice to make us clean and whole within.

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QUARANTINED MEDICAL DOCTOR HEALED FROM COVID-19!!!

“As a medical doctor, I would like to advise the nations all over the world – do not panic in the face of this coronavirus. GOD HEALS! He is the same yesterday, today and forever! Move close to anointed men of God – they will pray for you, God will be glorified and this COVID-19 will become a memory!”

Dr Kameni Pierre, a Cameroonian gynaecologist and obstetrician, was in quarantine after being medically confirmed positive to COVID-19. Whilst in isolation at the hospital, he called in to the Emmanuel TV Studios and received prayer during the ‘Distance Is Not A Barrier: Interactive Prayer Session’. The healing power of God touched him right in the hospital ward and Dr Kameni began to uncontrollably vomit poisonous substances and sweat profusely! Just days later, a rejuvenated Dr Kameni went for another test and was confirmed negative to the deadly virus! Be blessed as you watch his faith-building testimony!

“Never a sickness Jesus cannot heal! Never a disease Jesus cannot cure! To God’s power, NOTHING is impossible… Let us run to God to put an end to this crisis and panic that has enveloped the world.” – TB Joshua

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WORLD FIGURES CONFIRM TB JOSHUA’S 2020 PROPHECY ON HUMILITY

TB Joshua Sends Prophetic Warning to Us President Donald Trump on “SECURITY ISSUES”

The outbreak of COVID-19 has “brought this nation to its knees,” Dr Robert Redfield, director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, admitted on Tuesday.

According to Redfield, who spoke during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing, America was likely going to spend about $7 trillion “because of one little virus.”

“We’ve all done the best that we can do to tackle this virus,” he stated, confessing coronavirus had humbled the entire nation.

Redfield’s words appear to be in correlation with the prophetic declaration of Prophet TB Joshua almost a decade earlier.

On October 16th, 2011, Joshua prophesied about a looming crisis that would bring every nation “on their knees.”

“Everyone will be humbled,” he explained. “There is something God wants to achieve concerning this – God wants to achieve humility to the core. He wants everyone to be on their knees, every nation to be on their knees. After that, the solution will come.”

Three years earlier on December 28th, 2008, Joshua had warned in a ‘long-term’ prophecy about a worldwide ‘economic crisis’ and called on countries who “rely on mineral resources like oil” to “quickly look beyond oil”.

“It’s coming and it’s everywhere. You will be forced to be humble,” he clearly stated, calling on people to prepare for such a time.

On the eve of 2020, Joshua declared it “the year of humility”, stressing that God would “humble us with our challenges”.

“This year will be a year of HUMILITY. This year, the Lord will humble us with our challenges. Challenges can be affliction.… Let us move closer to God,” he stated on December 28th, 2019 after an extensive time of prayer at an undisclosed ‘prayer mountain’.

Last month, the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Dr Tedros Ghebreyesus equally echoed TB Joshua’s prophecy, stating that the coronavirus outbreak pandemic is teaching the world humility.

“If this virus is teaching us anything, it’s humility. Time for humility. For all the economic, military, and technological might of nations, we have been humbled by this exceedingly small microbe,” the former Ethiopian Minister of Health said, whilst addressing the World Health Assembly.

Similarly, USA Chief Justice John Roberts told graduating seniors at his son’s high school last month that the coronavirus has “pierced our illusion of certainty and control” and turned the world upside down.

“Humility. The pandemic should teach us at least that,” Roberts said in a seven-minute video message posted on the website of the Westminster School in Simsbury, Connecticut, where his son, Jack, is a senior.

In the first week of May whilst delivering a message titled ‘Get Ready for Life After COVID-19 Lockdown’, Joshua had prophesied his words would soon “become a point of reference”.

“By the ending of June to the first week of July, this will begin to become a point of reference: ‘This man said this; that man said it’ – but it is God that said it,” he stated.

Supporters of the cleric on Facebook were quick to point out the timing of these statements from Redfield, Ghebreyesus and Roberts coincided with the specific dates he mentioned.

A video recounting their statements was published to the YouTube channel of Emmanuel TV, which has nearly 1.7 million subscribers and 600 million views.

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Go into the Field and Work for Christ

Working in the field implies that the Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, is going to the real natural environment rather than in a theoretical way, or controlled pulpit conditions for evangelism. In this era, many have taken to the internet hoping to promote the gospel of Christ or to promote self and their ministries. For instance, in SCOAN the prayer line service, the work being done by Emmanuel.tv and Partners, conducting National and International Crusades, going from home to home giving and preaching, living out the spirit-filled Christ-like life amongst the population, are some examples indicating that TB Joshua Ministries are working on the field. Every Christian ought to get out to the field and work because that’s where the work is and the harvest is becoming more plentiful but field workers are few. According to (Jeremiah 6:16) we must ask for the old paths, the good way, and walk therein, and we shall find rest for our souls and the job would seem very light.

The numerous problems confronting the church have only recently been exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic which seems to send people away from church congregations to grow the home churches and the advent of private internet ministries. The internet could easily be polluted by messages from self-serving ministries. Apostle John in (1 John 2:19) describes erring ministries as “They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us”. Whereas God may also be speaking to the need to increase the ministry, to improve the interpersonal living and caring for one another, and preparing everyone for the coming Jesus the Lord of Host. Any ministry practising envy, abuse of other ministries, attack on public officials or church leaders, is not representing Christ and they are own self mission. The Holy Spirit has the power to regulate and humble every ministry that goes contrary.

For example, a certain disciple of Jesus named Ananias was in Damascus at a time Jesus needed him to restore Saul of Tarsus. The Lord Jesus told him in a vision to arise, and go into the street which was called straight, and to enquire in the house of Judas for one called Saul of Tarsus. Saul who later was also called Paul had encountered the Lord Jesus whilst on his way with authority from Jerusalem to come for more persecution of the church in Damascus. Jesus had made Saul a chosen vessel unto Himself, to bear His name before the Gentiles, and kings, and the children of Israel but Ananias must go out to heal and anoint this new apostle Paul. The detailed story is in Acts 9: 10-18. This is a clear example of fieldwork, but we must wait for a call, empowerment and instructions from God.

All believers constitute the body of Christ, and members in particular, (1 Corinthians 22:27). What we see in SCOAN, is not just the demonstration of the power of Jesus but also the unity of the Church. That through faith in Christ Jesus prayer can go out from a messenger of God from Ikotun Egbe Lagos Nigeria to any part of the planet and heal, deliver and set free is describing the unity in the working of this Jesus and His Church. The Lord Jesus is allowing this, “For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ”, (Ephesians 4:12). God is willingly showing unto this generation some of His divine attributes and promises to the saints. Therefore in Christ Jesus is the anchor of our soul, that is both sure and steadfast, and which shall hold us securely. This Jesus is our High Priest forever and ever after the order of Melchisedec. Emmanuel

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YOUR TROUBLE – A PROMOTION!

Many Christians worry, cry, complain and murmur every day about their situation because their lives are centred on how they are doing, how they are feeling and how they are treated. Little do they consider that it is not about us; it’s all about Jesus – the One who walks beside us, daily encouraging us to see us through whatever life brings. Let us not forget the Saviour’s Words in John 16:33: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world”. In this world, you will have trials – cheer up. Whatever you are going through, it is very hard to call it a friend but in actual sense, it is a friend because it is a means to draw you closer to God. Troubles are to teach us to be consistent and persistent in prayer.

Life is all about choices and how we respond to every situation. The only way Christian character grows is by facing and dealing with problems and difficulties, not by running from the very things that will bring strength to our lives and promote us. So as a Christian, instead of quitting, stay put and get used to the situation in order to obtain spiritual maturity. Spiritual growth is a function of obedience to God just as physical growth is a function of time and intellectual growth is a function of learning. The trials and difficult circumstances we face are for our obedience.

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SCOAN Leading the Campaign of Hope for a Troubled World

God desires that every human being lives as God commands to receive His gift of salvation to become a part of His family and Kingdom. This vision is and should be, the World Order for all God’s children, according to (1 John 2:1-11). In the world we live in today, we have two groups of people living together, namely, the children of obedience and the children of disobedience. Apostle John was clear in his mind when he said and encouraged us to sin not. He also says that if any man sins, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous and the propitiation for the sins of the whole world. If we obey Him we shall be healed because we’d have internal life.

Anyone who believes and keeps this commandment, of faith in the atoning power in the name of Jesus Christ and walk daily in it, is a child of Light, the obedient God’s child. All others, no matter how morally good, are children of darkness and the disobedient children. The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, is motivated by this and has set for itself, through its obedience to the Word of God, the task of making sure that everyone understands this message of Jesus, to obey it, and to daily walk in it.

Jesus has said that we shouldn’t worry and fret over our physical needs and challenges but to “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Matthew 6:33). This, then, should be the priority of every Christian; to pursue God’s Kingdom through living as He commands. This pursuit leads to a life of great meaning and purpose, free from fear, filled with personal enrichment, one with absolute faith in a future that is wonderful beyond anything we can imagine. As we enter into the period of humility, prophesied by Prophet TB Joshua, the whole world we presently know is filled with chaos and trouble, different levels of inequalities and discriminations, causing panic, anxieties, pains, or sleepless nights. But children of obedience ought to know the Rock on which they stand, the Anchor holding their sailing ship that is being tossed about by unrelenting storming winds.

The World governments in its wisdom and desperation, following the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, for example, shut down national and global economies, locked down states, communities, and including Churches. The consequences of such a panicking action, not driven by vision, is the creation of bigger problems for the entire world than caused by COVID-19. The campaign from SCOAN, led by its Bishop, Prophet TB Joshua, is the “Fear Not” approach but trusting and holding on to God. Because God is still on the throne and expecting Presidents and Heads of governments to listen and obey instructions from above sent through His holy prophets. If in future individuals or nations relate amongst themselves mostly by internet connections, staff working from home, large Church congregations are denied, the expected friendly brotherly interactions and economic recovery may not receive a good outcome. It is true according to SCOAN that distance is not a barrier for the move of God but we cannot push aside the effect of intimate interpersonal interactions, bilateral relationships between nations, national and international crusades, the meeting together of thousands of people praying in one accord.

God gives His prophets the wisdom of the prudent to understand His way. But there is a way which seems right unto a man (of science), but the end thereof may be the ways of many deaths (Proverbs 14: 8-12).

Therefore, and although we are praying for nations and individuals in various homes and congregations, there is still a need to better engage God’s prophets for God intervention in public affairs like COVID-19, growing world unrest and insecurity, the need for a more scientific breakthrough, combating feminine and displaced populations, etc. It is not cowardice or laziness doing so but the actual recognition of the sovereign God who promised to be with us every step of the way, even to the end of the age. Failing to recognize the supremacy and the unique position of the King of kings in public life can only lead to more sins and more painful consequences. God desires to indeed bless the world He creates, enlarge every coast, and remove every pain and evil from further circulation. Emmanuel.

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GIVE GOD TIME

A little boy once thought he could be a hero by helping a chick out of its egg. Holding the cracking egg in his hands, he pulled away at the shell to free the little one inside. His joy turned to tears as the chick fell still into his hands, unable to survive the sudden loss of its shell.

“Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything” (James 1:4).

As it is necessary for the chick to be in the egg for a period of time so also your situation is a test to mature you. As a child of God, when things do not go the way we expect – in cases of prolonged uncomfortable situations, e.g. sickness, poverty and the like, one seems to be tempted to doubt God’s ability or desire to help – “Will I ever come out of this situation?”

As Christians, what you are experiencing right now will soon be a memory; it will be part of your history. Your future is being fashioned at this time. Therefore, persevere – trust God as you keep His Words in your mind, your mouth and in every conversation because the Word of God is full of promises for every matter and His Word will never return empty (Isaiah 55:11).

Your perseverance will surely bear much fruit – that is the beauty of our journey. Give God time; the results are working themselves out slowly but surely, in Jesus’ name!

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The SCOAN After Covid-19

The Synagogue Church of All Nations, SCOAN, is engaged in the mission whereby Jesus is making all things new in the life of individuals. It is a mission that is changing lives and transforming nations and the entire globe through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Prophet TB Joshua leads in this holy mission as the hungry are fed, water for the thirsty, and deliverance for those in the dark world, and giving everyone the vision of the God who cares about their soul and their vocation. In this COVID-19 pandemic era, people still need Jesus more than ever. They need a complete Jesus, not an incomplete one.

Seemingly COVID-19 crisis has impacted significantly on the Church including on SCOAN and its way of service and worship. The crisis has attempted to change the Church as we know it. SCOAN has become a very big family, consisting of visitors from all over the world and regular worshippers, it is one of the megachurches, holding services lasting 6 or more hours at a seating. Hence, if this crisis won’t seemingly change the church as we know it, or put an end to those who seek refuge in this church, or destroy the megachurch, how will it potentially change or affect the church? We can only continue to pray and wait on God the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

In the first place, Prophet TB Joshua has prophesied a time like this over a long period. Therefore it hasn’t come on the Church unaware. We shall join him, praying for more revelation of how the pandemic would end. From science, there are just two options. These are namely, total eradication of COVID-19 and return to the old normal or living with COVID-19 with medication or vaccine and return to a new normal. We shall assume that the Church will be living and operating in a new normal and hence prepare for that. The Church of Christ is built to function in all conditions. In Philippians 4:12 Apostle Paul said, “I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or want”. Therefore it is our various governments, everywhere in the world, that have refused to carry the Church along in their search for solutions. Without the Church of Christ, the world will be living in total darkness.

SCOAN is under the jurisdiction of the Lagos State Government of Nigeria where worship centres are still locked down. Lagos State is the epic centre of COVID-19 in Nigeria as at present time, with the highest numbers of infections and deaths. Nevertheless, even in Nigeria, there are states where reopening and re-emergence of life are taking place. Some people are going back to work, buying in the markets, and even gathering together with the church. All of them are doing so with new policies and procedures that seek to protect each other from contracting the virus. This is the new normal era.

For those of us with a primary interest in the Church, and especially the SCOAN, the impact of COVID-19 can be viewed in the short-term and the long-term approach. The short-term being from now to sometime in 2021 whilst the long-term starts thereafter. Covid-19 is going to have its waves and probably repeat cycles, within the short-term period. There is already a disruption to our normal way of doing things in SCOAN, despite the prior existence of Emmanuel.tv that has become so valuable.

Over the last three months our world, nation, economy, communities, churches, and our lives have been completely disrupted. How we were living before mid-March came to a complete halt. SCOAN was attending to the physical and spiritual needs of people from all backgrounds hitherto. In the short-term, it is hoped that regular prayer line service, in front of the Church in line with COVID-19 rules, maybe conducted and people could be prayed for without touching them. All of us must join our faith together with our prophet and his team on how the ministry is conducted and even the evangelism mission Jesus has graciously given us. The church must be part of the rebuilding of our communities and continue to seek help for the hurting and broken in hearts, the vulnerable and marginalized people of the world. Emmanuel!!!

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CHALLENGES ARE TESTS TO MATURE US!

It is impossible to live without challenges. How do these challenges relate to our Christian life? That you have challenges doesn’t mean that you are not a Christian! Challenges determine where you are spiritually. They reveal the true condition or position of man’s heart. A true Christian is tested by his ability to face difficult circumstances. As a child of God, your situation is not to impair you but to make you stronger. Your response when you are tested, provoked and tried determines your future.

Hebrews 5:1-8 – Though Jesus was a Son of God, He learned obedience by the things He suffered. He went through agony, anguish and physical pain but He submitted to the revealing Word of God. This means, spiritual growth is a function of obedience to the will of God.

Jesus learned obedience by the things He suffered. We learn obedience by the difficulties and challenges we face today. Challenges are tests to mature us so your response to the challenge of today determines what you will become tomorrow.

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T.B. Joshua: Beauty of holiness, radiance of love

It is never a simple task to dissect a global spiritual personality such as Prophet T.B Joshua. You need to be in a higher etereal realm or be graciously given the grace to do so.

TB Joshua as fondly called is a prophet of God with uncommon Christian lifestyles. Such a being cannot but generate some controversies. By his divine gift and endowment, he operates on a higher pedestal with an incomprehensible yawning spiritual gap between him and his generation.

He is the known but unfathomable divine envoy on earth. He has remained an enigma, a gigantic puzzle, a bundle of God’s inexorable and inexplicable mysteries to which mankind must simply and humbly accept their limitations.

The most persecuted, the most vilified, the most grossly misrepresented and disdainfully maligned in his country of birth, TB Joshua has continued to pray for his adversaries like his Master, Jesus Christ: ‘Father, forgive them for they know not what they do’.

In today’s firmament when Christianity has become a mockery in many quarters, TB Joshua remains a shining light in darkness and has clearly shown to the world that “by their fruits you shall know them”!

One incontrovertible great fact is that The fate of TBJoshua cannot be different from his divine predecessors especially His Master Jesus Christ who out of spiritual blindness, rigidity, ignorance, crude envy, fear and unbridled jealousy was maliciously crucified in the most excruciating and agonizing manner by the same people believed to be most respectable religious authority of his time. What an irony!

TB Joshua must necessarily drink of that cup and joyfully too because of the grace of his Father.

There is something extraordinarily peculiar to TB Joshua. This is the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE he radiates like the soothing moonshine in the sky. He cannot be offended. As a human being I doubt if he can allow any offence with him for five minutes.

It is love without discrimination and this is reflected in his joyful superlative giving, charity, activities and humanitarian and selfless services.

Unlike some other churches where you will be turned back if not in compliance with their physical and religious appearance standard, TB Joshua is home to everyone. Whether you are a Muslim, pagan, occult groups, lesbian, gay, idol worshippers just name any, TB Joshua is a friend to all.

“ I am interested in the salvation of their souls. Jesus does not hate sinners what he hates is sin. If Jesus came for the salvation of sinners who am I not to welcome sinners in love and bring them to knowing Jesus Christ my Master and our saviour”? He would enthusiastically appear publicly with them like one who has just found a new lover. I could remember when a group of herdsmen in their rusticity visited him. He welcomed them like VIP, sat along with them and even collected their traditional caravan gourd which they all usually put their mouths in to drink water to also use the same thing to drink the water inside with them!

Because of human spiritual banality and pedestrianism, TB Joshua has oftentimes been maligned with outright chimerical tales and concocted lies by his superficial observers who could not decipher the Spirit of the Father working in him.

“I must necessarily experience all these. Who would I then resemble? Rejoice because every temptation and every situation is meant to draw you closer to God if you have been called by Him and maintain your focus, He would continue to strengthen you because God would never forsake His own”.

To talk of TB Joshua’s God’s endowed towering spiritual power in him is like dipping a cup into the sea to fetch water. The power radiates as he walks or talks with countless diverse healings and miracles beyond human imagination. There was one occasion when armed robbers waving fiery guns and shooting sporadically were operating in the upper street during the church service. The suffocating miasma of their operations extended to the church area. In holy anger TB Joshua fiercely came out of the service to confront them and collected their guns from them! The armed robbers were reduced to vegetables by the TBJoshua’s superb Holy Spirit power. It is not surprising to find Ogbonis, witch doctors, idol worshippers, psychists, Hindus, just name them – all forms of esoteric practitioners, confessing their sins and surrendering their satanic instruments by the fire of Holy Spirit engulfing them and accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior in Synagogue Church Of All Nations SCOAN through the God’s nature in TB Joshua.

Nothing is done in secret in SCOAN. Everything is open and transparent. It is not a place of spiritual manipulation. Any wonder then that foreigners are trooping into SCOAN in droves and the church has to be overwhelmingly checkmating requests of intending pligrims and yet countless others will find their ways to Nigeria through back doors thus causing a lot of embarrassment in the enviroment beyond the church expectations.

“It is not everybody that can come here” says the Man of God. “Only those God calls will come here”.

TB Joshua is humility personified. Ordinarily he is very shy. He is indeed the biblical broken vessel in the hands of God.

TB Joshua has made the physiognomy of Christianity real and Jesus and His mission on earth clearer with discernible understanding of that narrow path to the Luminous Heights.

One of the most shockingly admirable things in TB Joshua’s life is his in-depth knowledge of Bible and the words of God. Here is a person who never went to theological school, mentored by anyone or really educated in the real western sense. Yet he is a teacher of teachers with strikingly penetrating power into your spirit. He opens your eyes and hearts at every teaching with profound spiritual transformation for eternal yearnings in the listeners! It is usually a moment of spiritual rediscovery. You cannot ignore his messages. Simple, nonoratorical or colourfully/attractively presented, it carries fire and power with uncommon insight and revelations.

You cannot be going to SCOAN and be engaging in sinful lives. TB Joshua will see all you are hiding secretly in your house or any immorality you are committing which you think has been successfully covered. He would compromise indiscipline and immorality. He is stern and firm!

I have severally witnessed instances where such members are called out except he doesn’t come across you.

“In this church, you are coming here and you are still living in this sin”? Whatever is saying is confirmed, no quibbling or mincing words as such sinners will immediately fall down crying to Jesus narrating the circumstances that led him or her to it asking for God’s forgiveness. You will be shocked when he exposes all the details of what you did!

SCOAN is not a place for ‘bigmanism’. Whatever you are from outside cannot be carried inside the church. You must be humbled! Have you ever seen where a big man or woman is asked to go and join sanitation group where they do cleaning or what you can regard as menial jobs? Yes, TBJoshua would tell you: ‘go and join them, God will hear your prayers’. In most instances it is like the case of that army General Naman the leper in the Bible who in arrogance felt how could he go and wash in a particular river directed him to go by the prophet when there were other better rivers he could go. But the grace of God saved him by listening to his servant and eventually was made whole as he washed himself in the very river.

One crucial lesson you learn from TB Joshua regarding prayers and fastings is that when they are not done on the precious arms of the Holy Spirit it is a balderdash. “ You can pray and preach wonderfully. Once you have not been adopted by Holy Spirit, people may hear you and even clap for you but God will not hear you. You can call yourself born again but as long as you are not adopted by Holy Spirit you are simply wasting your time”.

He has made worshippers in his church realise that your faith must be genuine, your meditation in God’s Word and making it the standard practice in their lives as NOT NEGOTIABLE for their Christian lives not be a failure and for them to have rewarding faith. To live in pure love to all your neighbors regardless of their religion or who they are, holding no offence against anyone and be a blessing to others for you are blessed to bless otherd. “O Lord give me love enough not to see the mistakes of others” is one of the prayers

Hear the Prophet:

“God cannot entrust you with His power if you do not have UNCONDITIONAL LOVE. This is because you will begin to use it for the benefits of those you want and then against your enemies. Look at this church, can you see any member of my family holding any positions? It’s God’s church and He knows what to do even when I am no more”!

TB Joshua is not competing with anyone. He has no faculty for looking into the affairs of any other churches or what anyone is doing or saying anywhere. His focus is on God. His only pain is the disunity in the church of Christ.

On several occasions when people from other churches received landmark healings and miracles he won’t allow them to do any Thanksgiving in SCOAN. He would tell them: “go back to your church and do the Thanksgiving there. We are working as a team. It is the prayers you have been praying in your church that also brought you here. Go and remain in your church and be worshipping there”.

That is TB Joshua for you. He is the embodiment of Jesus Christ himself. In SCOAN no soliciting for fundraising, sowing seeds, donations or Thanksgiving. Even payment of tithes or offering is completely voluntary. “Take your tithes or Thanksgiving money to the needy; look for poor pupils to give scholarship; look for the sick and all others you see in hardship to help. When you do that God will hear your prayers”.

Hear him again:

“Have you ever seen me printing envelopes here asking for donations? No! When God truly give you an assignments He would also put in the hearts of those that would assist you on the assignments”.

Today TB Joshua has brought back the early church of the apostles with Christian revival for a better understanding of worshippers to worship God in truth and in Spirit.

Speaking with a spiritual elder who prefers anonymity, he said: “There is no other person like him today in the entire world. It’s usually one at a time. He is on God mission but unfortunately God’s design did not permit many who ought to know from recognizing him. Do you think if he is fully recognized in Nigeria there will be any space in Nigeria for other people in the world to come?

Hear him: “You can see he is not establishing branches like others. He has kept absolutely to God’s directives and agenda and not to human opinions.

“God really loves TB Joshua. Some did not know that it was out of God concern for him to fulfill his mission that his last prophecy on American election did not click. If it had clicked there’s every tendency for some people to turn him to God which will affect him. God has brought him for the rise and fall of many. I only pity those in ignorance of his origin and are using their mouths unconsciously to jeopardize their own eternity”.

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THE PERSON GOD CREATED YOU TO BE

“For it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose” (Philippians 2:13)

God never created failure. God never created pain.
God never created fear.

Are you ready to be the person God created you to be? At times, our fear, our worries, our troubles seem to paralyse us but Jesus is more than able to release us from them all. Jesus is ready to pick you up and put you back on your feet. He is ready because He wants you to be the person He created you to be. Are you ready?

It is when we throw up our hands to the Lord that His hands have room to work. Ask yourself, “Do God’s hands have room to work in my life?” Remember, Christianity is not a religion but a relationship. How much time do you spend getting your heart in tune for prayer? How much time do you spend meditating on God’s Word? If you want your personality to be taken over by Jesus, if you want to be the person God created you to be, be conscious of Christ’s presence in everything you do because in Him we live, move and have our being.

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TB JOSHUA AT 58 – GOD’S GRACE IS ENOUGH FOR HIS PROPHET

Prophet TB Joshua of the Synagogue, Church of All Nations (SCOAN), is a remarkable man. I think that every one of us who have met him on any occasion is always inspired and challenged by his life. He carries grace, humility, simplicity and love. He was born in Arigidi Akoko, a remote part of the present Ondo State of Nigeria at a time that part of the country was in the Western Region Nigeria. He was to be known, not because he has rich and famous parents, or because of some academic achievement in science, but because of what he has been able to single-handedly achieve in human restoration and reformation through faith in Christ. The average life expectancy in Nigeria (before COVID-19 set in to further reduce it) is between 53 and 54 years. Hence TB Joshua at 58 has lived above the average age of people of his country, despite his arduous missionary work confronted by opposition from multiple directions, visible and invisible. It has only been possible by God’s grace protecting him; Congratulations for a Happy Birthday with all our Best Wishes to you and your lovely family.

At age 58 God might still not have answered all the prayers of Prophet TB Joshua in the way that he might have hoped but we know that God has used him to reach people in many communities, prisons, orphanages, hospitals and many nations. He had laid hands or hugged thousands of people across the globe in the process of ministration, praying and setting them free from the grip and shackles of Satan. God overlooked any limitations of our prophet and invested him with the ability to uplift hearts and encourage people’s spirits. They got up from wheelchairs, threw away walking sticks, the blind seeing, deaf hearing, all saying “Thank You, Jesus, Thank You, Jesus”.

It has been the grace of God upholding the man of God whilst the entire society remains only carnal, saying things they ought not. Unfortunately, there exists amongst the various sects envying, strife, divisions, and many so-called men of God but living and walking as natural men. While some groups say they are of Paul, others say they are of Apollos. But neither is he that plants nor he that waters anything, but God that gives the increase, (1 Corinthians 3:3-7). Prophet TB Joshua has been teaching on Church unity rather than campaigning against others. Though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh and the weapons of our warfare carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds; Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalted itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. Do you look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust to himself that he is Christ’s, let him of himself think this again, that, as he is Christ’s, even so, are we Christ’s. (2 Corinthians 10:3-7). It is the mighty grace of God that is protecting every true man of God.

The people of God depend on the grace of God. Mother Teresa wrote, “I don’t think there is anyone who needs God’s help and grace as much as I do. Sometimes I feel so helpless and weak. I think that is why God uses me. Because I cannot depend on my strength, I rely on Him twenty-four hours a day. If the day had even more hours, then I would need His help and grace during those as well.” Similarly, Apostle Paul expressed this dependence when he wrote about the thorn in his flesh. Three times he pleaded with the Lord to take it away. But God said to him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness”,(2 Corinthians 12:9). His grace is not only amazing, it is “sufficient”. It is enough. Prophet TB Joshua also said that “we need God to sit, to stand, to take each step, etc”. Our prayer is Psalms 90:12, “So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom”.

Happy 58th Birthday to Prophet TB Joshua, the man at the Synagogue, Church of All Nations. Emmanuel.

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SHINE AS CHILDREN OF LIGHT!

In order to be God’s person, we must seek His attention in everything that we do. Don’t forget that there is darkness everywhere but as children of God, we are not here to get used to the dark but to shine as light. We cannot walk in darkness without a light to show the way – that is the position of the Holy Spirit. The Spirit lightens the Word (John 6:63). Without the Holy Spirit, the Word alone cannot bring Jesus to the scene, cannot transform your situation. The Word will remain inactive, meaningless and oftentimes destructive without the Holy Spirit. Do not let this happen to you. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with His light, to guide your way, words and your thoughts, in Jesus’ name.

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