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FEET OF CLAY

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

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

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

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

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CHRIST IN OUR HEART

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As you trust in Jesus, He will make His home in your heart (Ephesians 3:17). We are made to be like Jesus in our heart. Faith is of man’s heart because only faith pleases Him. The Word is our contact with God; it is His contact with us. It is the Word dwelling in you which is equivalent to Christ personally being in you. This means, Christ and His Word are one. If you know Christ and His Word are one, you bring Christ on the scene by making His Word a part of you.

Therefore, it is the Word that builds Christ’s nature into an individual – kindness, goodness, self-control, obedience, just name it – the fruits of the Spirit. As the Word dominates, rules and sanctifies our spirit nature, Jesus is building Himself into us and making Himself a part of us.

Remember, faith is perfected by our acting on the Word. This is the secret. For faith comes through hearing the Word of God. You cannot obey that Word when the Word has not dominated, ruled and lived in your heart. So today, open your heart to God’s Word, faith and Spirit so that He can make His home in your heart.

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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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How Do We Prove Our Love For God?

The SCOAN Sunday Service took off with inspired singing ministration as The SCOAN Choir sang about the need for believers to let go of their worries and continue to trust in God. Whatever the believers’ trials, they assured, always it is well with our soul. As they called for the glory of the Lord to fill The SCOAN, congregants began to fall under the anointing, paving the way for more signs and wonders as the service progressed.

In his message, Prophet T.B. Joshua read from Matthew 19:19 before going into the prayer and prophecy session. With the Bible reference, the Man of God stressed the need to obey God’s commandment on loving our neighbour. He admonished the congregants to love their neighbours unconditionally, including those who fail to return such love, and regardless of their religious, professional, social, racial and ideological backgrounds. “It is not possible to love God without loving your neighbour,” he insisted. Finally, he said that our love for God is proven only when we keep His commandments.

TESTIMONIES

NO LONGER A VICTIM OF UNCEASING BLOOD FLOW AND PAINS

By the time Ms Unami Banda got her healing two weeks ago from fibroids causing constant bleeding, she had been suffering for 15 years. In 2004 the Botswana citizen had suddenly started to bleed even when she was not having her period. She took various medications to no avail and in 2009 had a fruitless operation. “During my periods I would use up to 48 pads,” she told the church on Sunday. She said the problem brought her rejection, limitation and hardship. “You devil, remove your hand from my people, in the name of Jesus Christ,” Prophet TB Joshua had prayed two Sundays ago. He then asked the ushers to check a lady who needed help in the restroom. To the glory of God, Ms Banda’s blood had dried up. Also gone was the severe leg pain she used to feel because of her condition. She advised people never to give up on God no matter their problems.

By the time Ms Unami Banda got her healing two weeks ago from fibroids causing constant bleeding, she had been suffering for 15 years. In 2004 the Botswana citizen had suddenly started to bleed even when she was not having her period. She took various medications to no avail and in 2009 had a fruitless operation. “During my periods I would use up to 48 pads,” she told the church on Sunday. She said the problem brought her rejection, limitation and hardship. “You devil, remove your hand from my people, in the name of Jesus Christ,” Prophet TB Joshua had prayed two Sundays ago. He then asked the ushers to check a lady who needed help in the restroom. To the glory of God, Ms Banda’s blood had dried up. Also gone was the severe leg pain she used to feel because of her condition. She advised people never to give up on God no matter their problems.

NO LONGER WILL HE TRY TO TAKE HIS OWN LIFE!

Three times in the past had he attempted to commit suicide. The Chinese Mr Shou Qiang thought he had been minded to take his own life only because of “family problems” but it was in fact a household demon that was dogging his steps. That much came out in a prophecy as Prophet T.B. Joshua ministered a fortnight ago. Confirming the prophecy, Mr Qiang mentioned those who had already killed themselves on both sides of his family. He also gave details of his own previous efforts to end it all, saved on each occasion by “a strong power” that held him back. Just on the day their flight was due, the Qiangs’ visas came out and their trip to The SCOAN became possible after all. “Now I feel very free and calm in my heart,” Mr Qiang testified on Sunday as he told the church that he had now recovered his original mission and vision. With renewed fervour for the Lord, he advised people feeling hopeless to hold on to the hand of Jesus and He will see them through.

EVIL BEADS EXPOSED THROUGH PROPHECY!

On the day Miss Jenrola Adebayo went to the market and bought waist beads for beautification, she didn’t realise that she was opening the doorway to the spirit of lust. Since then, the undergraduate had been the nemesis of the numerous men who slept with her, as they either fell gravely ill or suffered serious career and financial misfortune. Jenrola herself became rebellious, never showing any regard for her mother and sometimes refusing to talk to her for months. She also found herself appearing in the marine kingdom, where people bowed to her. Moreover, she was always an angry person and the spirit in her would often make her go to the crossroads in the middle of the night. Invisible to the people, she would watch as sacrifices were dropped at such junctions. Jenrola’s temper was legendary and if she was angry at someone it was enough to bring misfortune to such a person. To calm her anger, she would have to dip her feet in a river. Jenrola was nevertheless always sure to command male attention once she had her beads on. But a voice had lately been asking the very secretive girl to go home. When she finally did, her mother warmly accepted her and brought her to The SCOAN two Sundays ago. And that was when the Spirit of the Lord arrested her as Prophet T.B. Joshua gave a prophecy regarding a lady in the congregation wearing beads. Jenrola came forward to confirm the prophecy and she received her deliverance. Now she eats well and no longer sleeps cross-legged even as her bad dreams are over. She also testified that the spirit of lust is gone. Jenrola’s mother advised parents to monitor and pray for their children, without allowing them to go too far away. Jenrola advised young people to beware of what they buy and to avoid the distraction from material things.

WITH GONORRHOEA GONE, BLOODY URINE TURNS NORMAL

Mr Chinaza Okafor, a Nigerian young man, had been urinating blood following a gonorrhoea infection that had defied medical solution. According to him, he contracted this disease through the act of fornication. He came to The SCOAN a fortnight ago, as advised by his friend and received prayers in the mighty name of Jesus. As the woman of God prayed for him, he fell to the ground under the power of the anointing. Prophetess Yinka then asked him to confirm his healing. For someone who had earlier urinated blood right before the camera that same morning, it was amazing to see him discharge normal urine after the prayers. Mr Okafor advised people to make sure they do God’s will.

RID OF EXTREME INSOMNIA AND PERPETUAL ILLNESS, MOTHER AND STEPDAUGHTER GLORIFY GOD

On Sunday, the family of Comrade Godwin Ishang testified to God’s awesome power. His daughter, Patience, took the floor first, detailing her many battles with sickness right from infancy. She also gave details of her wayward lifestyle first as a secondary school student and later in nursing school. Patience told of her love for alcohol and smoking, as well as how she ran away from home.

As part of her health complications, she always had tears in her eyes whenever she tried to read. One time, her body started swelling and her skin turned dark. Even more, she could never defecate until she took drugs, just as she had difficulty in breathing alongside excruciating waist pain. For Mrs Pauline Ishang, Patience’s stepmother, the major problem was insomnia, a condition she had suffered for the past two years. An evil voice also constantly threatened to kill her. Neither drugs from doctors nor strange concoctions from herbalists did anything to ease her sleeplessness, hotness of body and headaches. However, since both women’s deliverance two weeks ago at The SCOAN, it has been testimonies galore. Nowadays, Mrs Pauline Ishang sleeps as peacefully as a baby and Patience has parted ways with pain, defecating easily without the aid of drugs. She also testified that the urge to drink alcohol and smoke is gone. Comrade Ishang, a native of Cross River, Nigeria, rounded off the testimony by shedding further light on the family’s problems and glorifying the name of the Lord for setting them free. He advised people to be patient while showing faith in God. Mrs Godwin advised people to believe they will get their own blessings. Addressing parents, Patience said, “Don’t give up on your children.”

HEALED OF DEAFNESS AND FIBROIDS

It was a double testimony for Mrs Doreen Kunda at The Living Water Service of two Mondays ago. With her husband, she had come from Lusaka, Zambia hoping for a miracle. And a miracle she did get, shortly after Prophet T.B. communed with God on The SCOAN Altar and invited worshippers to take their turn there in seeking God’s face. As Doreen got there she started smacking her right ear uncontrollable while reacting vigorously. Then she started vomiting.

Moments later, to her amazement, her deaf right ear had opened up and she could hear with it again, after 12 long years. She later took the Living Water. On Sunday, she testified alongside her husband and explained how the deafness had affected her work as a teacher and as a wife and mother. What was more, Doreen’s testimony revealed, when she got to her room that day, she also passed out the remnants of the fibroids that had burst in her following her intake of The Living Water. She said, “For the fibroids we had been to many clinics to no avail. Now I’m feeling very light and can walk around without pain in my belly.” Mr Kunda advised people to be patient with their ailing spouses and to seek God’s face at all times while Doreen stressed God’s ability to solve all problems.

AFTER 12 YEARS, NO MORE FIBROID BLEEDING FOR MRS CHIBOLELA

Mrs Albertina Chibolela, a Zambian, had been bleeding for 12 years due to multiple fibroids. Not knowing how else to help her, doctors had suggested removing her uterus, as had been done for her mother and sister.

In faith, however, she visited The SCOAN for prayers and God’s power located her a fortnight ago, during the Monday Living Water Service as Prophet T.B. Joshua prophesied regarding her condition. Albertina came out to confirm Prophet T.B. Joshua’s pronouncement on her case. Seconds later, Albertina drank The Living Water that was fetched for her and she fell to the floor immediately, vomiting the poisonous substances in her system and instantly, the problems of fibroid and bleeding became things of the past in her life. During her testimony on Sunday, Albertina told of how the problem had been a major reproach in her life. However, since the prophetic message on Sunday, she said, “Inside me I started vibrating and I have not bled since then and no longer feel pain in my tummy”. Happy that she can now manage her resources better and plan for the future, Albertina advised people to run to God for solutions to their challenges.

PRAYERS AND MORNING WATER MELTS OVARIAN CYSTS AND FIBROIDS

It was in 2012 that Alison Hwalima started watching Emmanuel TV. In January 2013 she visited The SCOAN, having been bleeding and feeling severe pains from ovarian cysts and fibroids.

The Zambian international businesswoman always dreaded her menses, as it was always a time of fearsome pain and heavy blood loss. Once, when her menses met her in Dubai, she was forced to buy very expensive, yet ineffective, drugs from a clinic. To replenish her constant blood loss, Alison had to take blood tonics all the time. During her visit, Alison received prayers from Prophet T.B. Joshua and got the Morning Water as well. “I felt a very hot sensation during the prayers and I had to take off my shoes,” she told the church on Sunday. When she got to her country, she continued ministering the Morning Water. By November 2013 the doctors could confirm that her cysts had gone and that the fibroids were degenerating. A few months after, the fibroids were also all gone. As she ended her testimony, Alison advised people to never give up on God.

NO LONGER BONDED TO SPIRIT OF MAN

Mr Chetanna Nwabuwa’s deliverance from the spirit of man occurred after a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua two Sundays ago. The Ghana-based Nigerian’s problems had its roots in a childhood that had exposed him to disturbing practices among much older males. As he grew older, he started developing affections for fellow men.

For about 20 years Chetanna bore the weight of this abnormality, sometimes attempting to channel his affection towards animals whenever he couldn’t find willing males. To boost his chances of finding partners, he kept getting tattoos that he believed would attract them. In his bid to escape from his demons, Chetanna moved over to his sister’s but things worsened instead, despite several ‘washes’ by spiritualists. To divert people from his real nature, he kept a number of girls in whom he had very little interest, dismissing them when they came with claims of pregnancy. Confirming her man’s unusual concern about his male friends’ welfare, Chetanna’s fiancée spoke of how much she abhorred the spirit of man and how affectionless their relationship was. Since his deliverance, however, Chetanna’s body has returned to its default setting and he is now planning to marry the mother of his son. “Nothing is too big for God to do,” his fiancée said, while his sister advised people to give good guidance to their children and wards. Chetanna himself advised, “You cannot use darkness to fight darkness.”

SAVED FROM THE KILLER JAWS OF OCCULT EXTORTIONISTS

In 2014 she was just a young woman facing some of the ‘normal’ problems of life: separation from spouse, money challenges, career worries etc. Rather than turn to God for a solution to her problems, Babalwa contacted an organisation which had advertised its claims of being able to help her. They asked her to spell out her name – and that was the beginning of her initiation into a secret society which then asked her to bring her bath water two days later. From then on, they had the woman locked in hypnosis, demanding she start handing them her salary and threatening to kill any family member she told before killing her as well. So, from August 2014 she started remitting her salary to them; she also gave them her BMWx3 ride. Expectedly, she became broke and her family started to worry. She equally had dreams in which she was always eating good food and laughing at people drowning as she hovered over the water surface. Ashamed of what she had got into, she decided to visit The SCOAN. And that was how a prophecy from Prophet T.B. Joshua located her two Sundays ago. Since Babalwa’s deliverance, her occult extortionists have now backed off. She advised people to honour God before men in their trials.

FOR THE EBANS, IT’S A RENEWAL OF MARITAL VOWS

One would have thought they had the perfect union but Mrs Blessing Eban had in fact been intending to walk away from the marriage. She had packed up her things preparatory to finally moving over to her parents’.

“I was not having that inner peace and fulfilment since I got married,” she said, trying to explain why she dropped her ring and moved out of the home. “I was not ready to fight for the marriage,” she added. Meanwhile, she visited The SCOAN to find out God’s mind. Two weeks ago, a prophecy located her in church:

“You cannot leave that man,” Prophet T.B. Joshua counselled her as he gave the prophetic message that restored her marriage. As the couple testified in church on Sunday, Mr Linus forgave his wife and slipped back the rejected ring into her finger. “The affection is back,” Blessing disclosed. She advised people to let God and love lead them just as Linus encouraged people to go into marriage with full commitment.