The early morning sermon was delivered by Wise Man Harry who spoke on people's choices, meaninglessness of life, God's power, place of assignment and problems of focusing on wealth instead of God. He said when God created you and I, He gave us the right to life, and within that right was the discretion to choose between right and wrong, God and satan etc. Without the discretion, he said, "Life is meaningless". "You have to make the right choices if you have to make a difference in life", he said, claiming that "he who wants to be great must first respect great men". The theme of his sermon was "The Power Above You". He made reference to 1st Kings 19:19-21 and verse 16, too.
Elijah, he said, "was a farmer at his place of assignment." He noted that "your assignment is always to a place or to a people". When you think about what Elisha did, you will begin to wonder how somebody could leave their assignment and begin to follow Elijah. He said if Elijah was not a man of vision…he would have remained a farmer throughout his life. "Where there is no vision, the people perish", he said. He said our objectives must be clear for our lives to have meaning. "A large slice of life will pass you by if you focus on wealth", he said.
A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built. To build a beautiful life, you must recognise the power above you or submit to the power above you" he assured. How do we experience the beautiful life, he asked. To experience that, you have to first experience the power above you (God) And unless you do that, there will be dissatisfaction.
The Truth Sustains God's Prophets Prophet T.B. Joshua emerged to preach by 10am, speaking on diverse subjects to the expectant congregation, one of which is that fact that a lot of people have taken to calling him names such as pastor, Mr and Prophet, judged by their different dispositions toward him. He had referred to the previous weeks predictions and prophecies especially the one which had generated much controversy – the prophecy on the death of the Malawian President.
He explained an essential aspect of his life, the tendency to keep records by way of documentaries which may always be referred to in future. His documentary, he said, "is a prophetic gift", because the prophetic documentary is important in the modern world: "I started recording when I was very small; how did I know a time like this was possible? I recorded even when there was no money; my parents were disturbed. I borrowed money, even when technology was not common because I knew a day like this would happen".
He said some fifteen years back, in the old church, he had had the first major prophecy which centred on the death of Princess Diana – the Princess of Wales. He specifically mentioned the name of the Princess of Wales and the circumstances surrounding her death. The Prophet showed the video documentary of three prophecies on the death of princess Diana of Britain (July 6, July 13, and, July 27, 1997) --------- her death confirmed the authenticity of the prophecies. Diana died on August 31, 1997. He said he was quite radical minded then, and he had to mention her name (Diana) unlike now that he is rather more refined and diplomatic. "I am a material. I hardly ever mentioned names that time, yet I mentioned Diana. I was so radical.
He also mentioned many other prophecies which received their fulfilment in the church, Specifically, in 1993, he had met with the SDP Presidential candidate in Nigeria, Chief, Miko Abiola, now late, to whom he told was sent by God, at his home in Ikeja, to the effect that he was just being prepared as a future president of Nigeria, the time of which was not ripe, then. Abiola had received him after the prophet had waited for seven hours in Ikeja, as Abiola was attending to the thousands of fellow politicians. Listening to the prophet later, Abiola was told that God wanted him to withdraw because he would not succeed then as president, and there was disaster and crisis looming in the political horizon. Later, Abiola was threatened with arrest and the prophecy came to pass.
He also spoke on Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, former Nigerian President and Commander-in-chief. General Sani Abacha had once held on to him (Obasanjo) as a coup plotter, and clamped him in prison, together with others. People were stopped from seeing Obasanjo, including his family members; there was no access to him. The prophet had flown to Abuja to see General Abacha to appeal to him to allow access to Obasnjo, whose isolation could have led to death. But that was after he (prophet) had told Abacha himself that h e was not going to succeed in becoming a civilian president.
To confirm what transpired of that period, a video was shown to the congregation, bearing signed card with a message of gratitude to the prophet, from Obasanjo.
On the present President of Nigeria, Dr Jonathan Goodluck, the prophet had also prophesied to The SCOAN congregation (also shown on video) that the man (though not mentioned by name, but described in line with the type of cap often worn by the Ijaw-speaking people) would emerge president; and that was when he was the Deputy Governor in Bayelsa State. He didn't have to pray to be president; God had destined it already – the prophet claimed. The vision was delivered on 26th December, 2005 to the congregation on the prayer mountain.
The prophet claimed that "I see visions; I have access to my Father", who will never allow a demon to take His message to people; He can only send His own children and servants. So if somebody should be told of any prophecy in the name of God, it should not be doubted – the prophet claimed.
The lesson of this, according to Prophet Joshua, is that demons are everywhere operating as prophets (delivering sweet – sounding, positive and progressive messages to delight rulers) while true prophets are scarce. To him, the market is full of fake products while obtaining original product is scarce.
Another Video was shown, in which the prophet prophesied an incident involving a pilot who would crash his plane in America, and dropped a suicide note which would be addressed to "Mr. Big brother" (President Obama of the USA). The prophet had spoken (on January 3, 2010) of the need for Americans to be conscious of their internal security, between January and March, 2010; that Americans should be security conscious, and pay more attention to homeland security. On the 31st January, he repeated the prophecy, and that prayer warriors would centre their attention on this issue. When the incident occurred in Texas, the pilot actually crashed his plane, but his ultimate ambition was not achieved. This occurred on 18th February, 2010.
The prophet also revealed his vision which was made on Libya and Ghaddaffi, as well as others. Speaking generally he had said; "God has all men's heart in His hand and turns them as he pleases. The day will declare who is in the right, and who is in the wrong. One lying spirit can make 400 lying prophets and make use of them to deceive us". He has added that "If I say 'God says' and it does not come to pass, it means I have not spoken of God because God put His words in the mouths of true prophets and the words are genuine," and that "The truth sustains God's prophets".
On the genuine prophets, he said "a prophet of God is all about time and preparation. God talks in parables, and he has, to prepare his messages properly, built on God's parables through vision, "in order not to be called a prophet of doom". According to him, "The Bible is full of parables; you must examine everything in the light of the Holy ghost; if not, it can be sheer literature", adding that reading literature cannot give one true knowledge of the Gospel; "every sentence must be examined in the light of the Holy ghost. The Bible is an instrument, a tool, in the hands of Holy Ghost. If not, it cannot work. If it is a tool, it will heal, deliver and bless.
Delivered From Disgusting Act Of Eating Faces & Sperm & Drinking Urine
What appeared to be the greatest act of deliverance happened in the church when a man was called out before the congregation; he had been eating his own faeces and those of others, as well as his sperm and urine, all mixed together, for a period of sixteen years. He had enjoyed the odious delicacy on a regular, daily basis, as commanded by some evil spirit.
Mr. Mukaila Oyedeji Malomo used to be in Germany for sixteen years, married to a half German, half Hungarian, and was working in the midst of good , serious – minded people. Because of a problem, he was jailed in Germany, between 1993 and 1994. In prison, he suddenly woke up some night to behold a wicked demon who instructed him to start mixing his faeces, sperm and urine mixed together with his own hands and drink. It was at about 1:00am, and there were four other sleeping Nigerians there. After swallowing the filthy content, some weird power descended on him, and he saw himself as the most powerful man around, and ready for war. In the morning, he had engaged wardens in a brawl. The more he ate the unusual combination every day, the more he become physically powerful and "nobody can arrest me", He stabbed many people in Germany streets, and became very dangerous to the community. Yet, he had houses in Germany, Hungary and Nigeria (he was not poor). He moved into public toilets in Germany and Nigeria to eat people's faeces and urine.
He saw nothing wrong with eating such. Photographs with his wife and fellow workers were shown to the congregation, and the spirit warned him never to inform people what he was eating. He said he had a son with his very loving wife, who he has never seen; (due to his prison sentence) they could not see him when he was in jail. The Germans asked him to go for treatment as no orthodox medicine worked for him.
He was prayed for and delivered through the Holy spirit in The Synagogue Church, and the man confessed to "feel somehow light and fresh" and saw the consumption of faeces, urine and sperm as "disgusting, something useless; waste products from the body".
He said further; "I feel like vomiting (he actually did). I believe I have been delivered. I thank God I am completely free. The smell is bad. I feel ashamed; I had been to many churches in Nigeria…The power of God has manifested.'' He has added: I feel fine. I am okay. My reaction is that I hate it; it is a dirty thing; it's rubbish. I enjoyed it in the past, but as from this moment, I have been delivered. It is not pleasant; it irritates my system. I can't wait to see my wife''.
To these, entire prophet Joshua glorified the name of the Lord, and that the wife will be rejoicing now because she will be watching. People in Germany will also rejoice''. He called it "mother of all miracles'' and what you have never seen in life, when you see it will influence your life''.
TESTIMONIES MR AND MRS ETIBET EKUOMADU---Delivered from Poverty and Economic setback through Anointing Water. The couple had come to the service to glorify the name of the Lord for retrieving them from the pangs of poverty and economic setback. Both had stayed in Italy for 15 years and in Florida, USA for three (3) years, before returning in 2008. Abroad, they had recorded failures in all they did, except paying bills and rents. In Nigeria, they had rented a place in Oke-Afa, and had prayed fervently against frustration and disappointments.
In November 2011, they got the Anointing water which they ministered. Inspired on the second day of ministration, the couple had started a mini fish pond at the rented compound, and made a plywood and tarpaulin erection around the pond, and made the vat. By December 2011, Prophet Joshua had prophesied that farmers would enter the season of success. The Anointing water has worked wonders for the family because they first made between 800 and 1000 fishes after hatching; later the fish 30,000 in eight weeks. What should be realized in 10 months was realized in 8 weeks an attestation to unusual breakthrough in one male and one female which have produced 30,000 fish.
The couple advised people that, in every situation of life, they should trust that God will visit them in Jesus' name.
AMAKA ABOH: Delivered from pelvic pain through Anointing water As at September 2011, this Anambra State-born Nigerian was suffering from severe pelvic pain. She was diagnosed in hospital as suffering from kidney stones, and upon admission, was treated unsuccessfully with drugs and antibiotics.
Though discharged, she was to be taking 480 cl. Of water every day. This never worked for her. To bend her body was a problem; she had to sit and bathe. When she got hold of the Anointing Water, she had to call her husband, who had to administer it, with faith. Immediately, she felt a cold sensation at the back, and her blood pressure which used to rise at night, became calm. She started shaking involuntarily when she finished using the water, the pain disappeared. She started doing what she couldn't do. She went for the scan, and in the hospital, the doctors were shocked. She said her deliverance is permanent in the name of Jesus Christ.
Gloria (Namibian) – Delivered From Eating Anthill Soil and Chalk)
A video was shown of a woman – Gloria from Namibia, and 36 years old – who was eating anthill soil and chalk. She had been on it for 14 years, and as a teacher, she ate it everywhere. She couldn't obtain functional medical attention from the hospital; she collected more of the anthill soil from the forest, which she kept in a plastic and ate, until it finished. She found it difficult to visit the toilet, and blood used to accompany her faeces.
She said her problem had started in 1997, but she had seen those eating cement and charcoal and chalk delivered at The SCOAN on the Emmanuel TV. She received her deliverance through Wise Man John Chi. She advised people never to take to chalk or anthill soil eating, and they should always pray to God and have faith in Jesus Christ for their deliverance, in a similar dilemma.
Bob (From Rivers State Nigeria): Delivered From Spiritual Wife and Crocodile Spirit
Mr Bob, as shown in the video, had come to The SCOAN for deliverance. He had been permanently destroyed. Though he was supposed to be a star, he could not because this Queen of the sea had also destroyed his marital life; his children disregarded him, though he is a good orator and an engineer. His children had also stopped watching the Emmanuel TV. He was also turned into a chain smoker, but by placing his hands on Emmanuel TV screen when Prophet T.B. Joshua was doing mass prayer for the viewers, he was delivered. He had vomited.
In his testimony during the service, Mr Bob said he was possessed by the spirit of spiritual wife and crocodile because he had joined a secret cult in his secondary school days, and had charms for the protection against knives and bottles. He used to find himself at the Bermuda Triangle, where he experienced a lot of strange things. In 1985 or 1986, he was physically initiated by the spiritual wife – a white lady who was naked.
He received three powers – in his eyes, private part and mouth. With his eyes, he could
seduce beautiful girls, whether they liked him or not. He was always searching for girls
in the church because of the spirit of seduction in him. Through space communication
(in which he encountered photographs of the girls with whom he slept), he became
used to many ladies (he had an aura which attracted them). These ladies eventually did
not have settled homes, or had no husbands. They also began to lust after other men, even after marriage. He slept with many ladies who could not even leave him; and his own daughters also got infected with the spirit of lust (after his marriage).
His heart used to be very heavy. He was lucky to have encountered Emmanuel TV earlier, through which he was delivered from smoking recklessly. He had smoked for 40 years (since he was 9 years old; but abandoned the habit since November 6, 2011).
Delivered by Wise Man Christopher, he advised parents that they should know what their kids do, so that in the near future, they would know how to behave. He also advised his friends to stop drinking; that they need deliverance, and those in cults should surrender to God, through a touch from the Holy Spirit.
Mr & Mrs Mellitus Ovia (Enugu State): Delivered From Infertility and Staphylococcus Through Anointing Water Mr Ovia had suffered from low sperm count and inferility as well as staphylococcus. He had gone to different hospitals and churches without getting solution for 12 years. His first wife ran away because of the problems. He had started watching Emmanuel TV in his brother's house, and became encouraged by the kinds of miracles he saw, and he decided to go the The SCOAN. He married the second wife, and with her, they prayed with the Anointing Water, and the woman is now pregnant. The wife also testified in church.
Both advised people that, when faced by any difficulty, they should believe God to solve same, and provide for their needs, especially because The SCOAN "is a home of miracles".
Mrs Benedicta Matthias (From Rivers State, Nigeria): Her Baby Was Delivered From Immature Death By Anointing Sticker)
In March 2012, after Prophet Joshua shared out the Anointing Sticker to the congregation, Mrs Matthias' child was sleeping beside her father, while the mother was eating. The girls, about a year old, passed on. The mother had to rush to the door to remove the sticker to place on her, which refused to be easily retrieved. The back of the sticker was pressed on the child, and life returned to her. She had died for about one hour, and the mother has faith because according to her, "I know where I belong", and she said that people should believe in God because "The God of T.B. Joshua never fails".
Mrs Gladys (From Accra Ghana): Delivered From Ice cubes Consumption for 12 years
Mrs Gladys, a 48 year old Ghanaian had visited the church for deliverance from ice cubes consumption for 12 years, which was an affliction to her. She also had fibroid, pains in the stomach and ear, and was always bleeding. She had to eat ice cubes everywhere, every time, which she saw as biscuits. She was delivered by Wise Man Daniel.
Another woman, a Zimbabwean was delivered from ice cubes consumption too, because she had done so for 8 years, and the hospitals had diagnosed that she lacked iron in her system. She used to experience chest pain. She was delivered.
Prophet Joshua arrived the church to exposed a young man, who had been an armed robber and was one of the gang members who killed a woman, after stealing N3 million from the family. The charms – the brandishing young man was identified by the prophet, said his charms were to prevent gunshots from affecting him.