The much awaited message from Prophet T.B. Joshua on 29th July 2012 was titled, The Highway To Heaven and was dedicated to the late Professor John Evans Atta Mills, President of Ghana.The prophet said, "To get to Heaven, you must follow the way of the Cross. The Highway to Heaven starts on this side of death and the entrance is very easy to find". The Bible says, "Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Romans 10:13). He said, "Paul the Apostle declared that the road to Heaven is not difficult to find or to access. Are you on the right road?" The road is right in your front; it is in the Word of God, he assured.
The prophet said, "The Lord speaks to us through His Word by His Spirit, and Jesus said, 'I am the Way, the Truth and the Life and no one cometh to the Father except through me' " (John 14:6).
He revealed that Jesus Christ died for our sins and broke the power of death by resurrection.
"You need not fear where you are going when you know Jesus is going with you", the prophet insisted, noting that "Death is not a period, it is only a comma". This is because of the death of Christ and the resurrection.
He stated that, "We who put our faith in Him, death is not a period but a comma". "We need to be sure we are ready to depart" he said, stating that, "If you are prepared to die, you are prepared to live.
The prophet said that "Whether you are young or old, what matters is the grace to continue living hereafter. A man may die young, yet be satisfied with living; but a wicked man is not satisfied even with long life", he revealed, stressing that "Continuing to trust Jesus is the only way to get the things you are not ready for".
He mentioned that he was not mourning the late President Atta Mills but was celebrating his wonderful life, saying, "I thank God for a life well spent".
He narrated his first visit to Ghana during a crusade where he met the late President Atta Mills who at the time was the vice president of former president Jerry Rawlings.
"We prayed together and then came the revelation and I told him, 'You will be a president of this country one day.' He said, 'No I am going back to the classroom, I am a professor, a lecturer'. Truly, he went back to the classroom as a lecturer. After some years, I received a phone call from him telling me, 'I was called to contest as a presidential candidate of a party'. I replied, 'Remember what I told you'.
He came to The SCOAN and I told him, 'Your journey – I see three contests, 1st lose, 2nd lose, then you can think of winning to become president'. He said, 'A losing candidate, 1st time, 2nd time, will people believe such a candidate?' I said, 'Let the will of God be done'. With God, all things are possible; this is the voice of God. The relationship was purely based on revelation. When your relationship is based purely on revelation of God, nothing and nothing can break it."
The Last Hurdle That Saw Him To The Throne
The man of God explained how Atta Mills accepted the revelation and began to believe that he could contest as a presidential candidate. When Atta Mills was running for the third time, the prophet received a phone call from him from South Africa in which he stated that he was booked for an operation.
The prophet prayed over it. After praying, he gave him a call. 'You said operation. You had a dream some time ago; in that dream, someone was leading you, holding your hand as a guide to show you the way. Does that mean somebody will be holding your hand anywhere you go?' He replied, 'Yes, I had such a dream in Canada that I was blind and someone held my hand and was guiding me where to go.' I said, 'If you attempt the operation, this is what is going to happen. My brother, don't try the operation'. He said, 'Pastor, I would like to attempt one eye first. If it does not work, I will stop it.' Our dear father went for an operation on one eye. On coming out of the operation, the eye could not work and had also affected the ear. So, he called me, 'Man of God, I am coming straight to Nigeria.' That was where the first news was carried that our dear father had died. While the news was everywhere in those days, our father was with me here. When our father arrived at the airport in Nigeria, the first words that came from him were, 'I will no longer contest; I want to drop the ambition'. I replied, 'The Lord says you will get there. You can't change God's Word'.
The relationship was not just an introduction but purely divine. The man of God spoke of how Atta Mills spent 10 days with him at The SCOAN. 'We started praying together and the Lord restored the ears and the other eye that had not been operated on. Our father went back to Ghana and started campaigning. The ambition continued. If God used His servant at that period, what do you think that servant cannot do to carry on?
After the election results were out and Atta Mills was inaugurated as President of Ghana, T.B. Joshua explained how he had received another revelation about his journey. 'The prophecy I received from God was the same prophecy I used that day as a prayer point. I asked God to give him the spirit of a finisher. The second prayer point God gave me was, 'God, give us the grace to complete the job that we started'. At that moment of celebration, there was nothing that called for that kind of prayer point. I began to see an unchangeable event.
'He was a promised child being led by revelation', the prophet told the congregation and viewers. The prophet said that it was not sickness or disease that killed him but it was God's time. He prayed for the family of the late President and the nation, Ghana and said, 'Our father is a martyr – the legacy he left behind – an unexplainable unity among political class, that is what our father fought for and won'.
In remembrance of Atta Mills, T.B. Joshua said, 'What a good man - very modest in his leadership. Africa, we are not mature enough for this kind of leadership. He was a good man but a good man cannot succeed alone.'
Testimonies Mrs Egbanunu, Warri, Delta State. She was delivered from evil attacks and eating in her dreams. She was sleeping with men in her dreams and when she woke up, she would act like a man. She said she used to beat up her husband, pull his manhood and soak his clothes in water. She revealed that she broke his hand and destroyed the windscreen of his car and overwhelmed by the situation, two years ago, the husband left the house.
She revealed that after her deliverance, she started having affection for her husband. The prophet promised to contact the family of the husband. The husband, Mr Terry Egbanunu, who was also in the church to honour the invitation by the prophet, said that when his wife came into his life, things became terrible. He said his wife was quarrelsome and often threatened his life.
She said she was advised to visit The SCOAN where she was fortunate to be delivered through Wise Man Christopher. Following her deliverance, as she described in detail how she had treated her husband, she choked back tears. After both had explained their side of the story, Prophet T.B. Joshua counselled them and prophesied that the affection between the two of them would soon return. Their marriage had finally been restored after two years of separation. Glory be to God!
Okpara Emmanuel Saved From The Firm Grips Of Ritualists He recounted his experience in the hands of 'dare devil ritualists' who placed an advertisement in a magazine dubbed, "Your money can work for you". He said the ritualists gave him a bank account to which he was mandated to pay the sum of N120,000. "After lodging the money, I was invited to Lagos and was told that I would be shown the secret of how to make money. In fact, I was compelled to take an oath of secrecy and they conjured large sums of money in some bags." He explained that just before the money appeared in the bags, there was a black poof of smoke.
He said that they requested for an additional N150,000, which he paid into the same account. They acknowledged the receipt and said, "the spirit had accepted it", he said.
He also revealed that the ritualists further demanded for N300,000 which was also paid when his father sold the only piece of land he had. "The money was taken to a forest where there was a building. "There, they further requested for N9,000 before they could open the door of the building. Immediately I paid the money, the door was opened and a man came out. The idol there requested a sacrifice and said it would provide an animal that had two legs. But however, he had no idea that the animal in question was going to be a human being. "I was ordered to kill the man but I declined. They later killed the man and his blood which gushed out was collected in a calabash and mixed with mine. I was told to drink it, and I complied accordingly. They warned I shouldn't disclose what had happened, even to the closest person to me". The ritualists warned him that if he didn't adhere to this instruction, he would have to bare the serious repercussions that would follow, he revealed.
He said after the terrible experience, he was further directed to pay another sum of N150,000 for the burial of the slain man. He however said that he requested to be allowed to see his uncle for the money and was allowed to go.
He then ran down to The SCOAN. "When I came to The SCOAN, I attempted to reveal the secret and my tongue came out of my mouth like that of a python" he said. He said that immediately the Anointing Water was sprayed on his face, the tongue was restored back to its original position and he became calm.
Right there in the church, I received a phone call from one of the ritualists who said there was danger in their temple and that their supreme lord was sick. He pleaded that I should leave the environment I was in (SCOAN)", he recalled soberly.
He said that when he drank the mixed blood, he felt extra-ordinary power in him (as if two persons were in him).
"When the wise men touched me, it was as if ten people were beating me with planks", he stated as he recalled how he was finally delivered from the evil spirits and the hands of the ritualists.
Mrs Pat Uzo Delivered From The Problem Of Domineering Spirit And Undue Control Of Her Husband She said she was fond of controlling her husband and was also noted for shouting at people. She claimed that she was not like that in the past.
Her husband , Mr Henry Uzo, confirmed this and said, "She used to tell me to bathe the children, care for them, wash plates, cook food and wake her up to eat". All these were going on despite the fact that we have a housemaid", he said. The couple requested for deliverance which they received.
Nigeria Deportees From Libya A second set of Nigerians (over one hundred) who were imprisoned in Libya, came to the church to give thanks to God for the prayers of the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua which led to their release.
One of them (Matthew) spoke on behalf of the rest of them thanking the man of God for his magnanimity, love and concern for their plights. They were given assistance as others before them had received.
He gave them N12 million to be shared by all; each of them was given N100,000 to allow them to take care of themselves and make a fresh start in Nigeria. Each of them also received three bags of rice and a copy of 'The Mirror'.