In May 2015, T.B. Joshua held a history-making crusade at the Aztec Stadium in Mexico City, the largest football stadium in the world. More than 150,000 people travelled from around the world to receive from God during the two-day event which saw healing, deliverance and miracles unfold in every corner of the massive stadium! Gospel artists CeCe Winans, VaShawn Mitchell and Alvin Slaughter were among those who led worship as God’s power and presence descended to touch hearts and change lives in a way that the nation will NEVER forget!
Watch some of the incredible video footage here:
And here are the official Emmanuel TV photos which document the mighty move of God during the Crusade:
The prestigious Aztec Stadium in the heart of Mexico City can hold over 100,000 people and is one of the largest stadiums in the world.
The Aztec Stadium has hosted many famous football matches and groundbreaking music concerts but it is about to herald something altogether different – a two-day miracle crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Early on Friday 8th May 2015, crowds from across the nation of Mexico and beyond converge at the entrance of the Aztec Stadium, waiting in eager anticipation for the opening of the gates.
Soon, the renowned stadium begins filling up with excited attendees, knowing that the visit of Prophet T.B. Joshua will have a huge impact not only on them personally but on the entire nation of Mexico.
With people travelling from far and wide, the gigantic stadium is soon flowing with people as the Mexicans prepare to welcome God’s servant, Prophet T.B. Joshua into their midst.
Among the huge crowds are those with physical ailments – who arrive with their wheelchairs, crutches and walking aids – believing God for healing through the prayer of Prophet T.B. Joshua in the name of Jesus Christ.
After the opening prayer, a military band plays the Mexican national anthem followed by a cultural ‘mariachi’ group which lifts the crowds spirits with some local tunes.
A colourful display of dance from the different regions of Mexico are the next to grace the stage as expectations of the miracles about to unfold continue to rise.
Several more professional dance groups display the rich cultural heritage of Mexican arts with a stunning Christ-centered display.
A 500-strong choir comprised of singers from churches across the entire nation lead the attendees into the presence of God with heart-felt songs of praise and worship.
One can pray amiss but one can never praise amiss! Hearts are opening and faith is rising as an atmosphere of belief is cultivated throughout the stadium.
Professional opera singer Kimmy Skota touches the hearts of everyone in the stadium with a famous Spanish melody titled, ‘Tu Estas Aqui’ meaning ‘You are here’.
To the delight of the audience, Cece Winans, the highest-selling female Gospel artist of all time, enters the stage to do what she knows how to do best – worship God in the beauty of His holiness.
Renowned US Gospel artist, VaShawn Mitchell is next to light up the stage with soul-lifting tunes such as ‘Nobody Greater’, setting the scene for the entrance of Prophet T.B. Joshua.
As the atmosphere is charged with active faith, Prophet T.B. Joshua enters the stadium under the direction of the Holy Spirit.
With a prophetic message titled, ‘I Love You’, Prophet T.B. Joshua gives a short sermon on the importance of letting love lead in our daily lives.
Faith without love is faithless; hope without love is hopeless.” – TB Joshua
Prophet T.B. Joshua moves into the midst of the sick and afflicted, encouraging them to look unto Jesus Christ. As he prays, people leave their wheelchairs and crutches behind, walking freely to the glory of God!
Shouts of ‘I can breathe; I am free’ reverberate around the stadium as many discard their breathing machines and medical devices after prayer in the power of the Holy Spirit.
“All the punishment Jesus Christ received before and during His crucifixion was for our healing – spirit, soul and body.” – TB Joshua
Every chain of sickness and affliction is broken in the lives of the countless individuals on the prayer line during the historic crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua.
After the experience of God’s presence during the first day of the Crusade with Prophet T.B. Joshua, thousands more stream into the stadium to taste for themselves Christ’s transforming power!
The Aztec Stadium is packed with excited worshippers, ready to see what they have never seen before!
Resounding songs of praise and worship excite the spirits of all those present and the viewers watching from all over the world live on Emmanuel TV.
Hearts and hands are raised as South African opera singer Kimmy Skota leads the crowd to sing the famous ballad, ‘You Raise Me Up’.
VaShawn Mitchell inspires the crowd to hold fast to their faith with the award-winning song, ‘Turning Around For Me’ and other energising tracks.
Renowned Gospel legend Alvin Slaughter is the next to grace the stage with a unique array of soulful melodies, encouraging people to believe that ‘God can’!
The Emmanuel Singers join the Mexican worship team on the stage as God’s presence, as thick as a cloud, is felt throughout the stadium.
Prophet T.B. Joshua enters into the stadium as songs of adoration are lifted up to the Heavens in an orchestra of blended praise.
Continuing on the theme he began on day one, Prophet T.B. Joshua teaches on the need to love both God and your neighbour.
“Love has a language that transcends all languages, all barriers and all distance. No wonder we are here today sharing the good news of the Gospel, irrespective of differences in language, tribe and race.” – TB Joshua
“How often do you say, ‘God bless you’ to a neighbour? How often do you greet someone, ‘Good morning’ or ‘Emmanuel’ meaning God is with us? How often do you sincerely, genuinely smile at others for Jesus’ sake?” – TB Joshua
After his inspiring message on love, Prophet T.B. Joshua moves into the practical side of Christianity – not just in words but in a demonstration of the Spirit’s power.
When the power of God is present, healing and deliverance are just like breathing.” – TB Joshua
Those dependent on wheelchairs for many years rise up to walk as the lightning power of God flows through Prophet T.B. Joshua to meet them at the point of their needs
John 8:36 – “When the Son of God sets you free, you shall be free indeed!”
Prophet T.B. Joshua leads the entire stadium in a Holy Spirit fuelled time of ‘Mass Prayer’ as God’s power descends throughout the arena to bring freedom in the place of bondage.
“One thing is clear – demons know they must submit to the authority in the name of Jesus Christ.” – TB Joshua
‘I can see’ screams a lady who was blind for 16 years as healing continues to happen throughout the stadium.
Throwing aside everything that symbolises their past life of bondage and affliction, slings, lumbar corsets and crutches become redundant in the presence of God!
“Jesus Christ purchased our healing at the price of great suffering. By His stripes, we are healed, delivered and freed.” – TB Joshua
Countless lives were changed, souls were saved and bodies riddled with sickness and disease miraculously restored. Truly, this is a crusade never to be forgotten in the history of Mexico City!
The World Trade Center, a historic venue in the heart of Mexico City, is the location for a Pastors Conference with Prophet T.B. Joshua.
Thousands of pastors converge at the World Trade Center and the venue is soon packed to capacity with nearly 4,000 ministers of God from across Mexico and the world.
After listening to inspiring testimonies of those who were healed at the crusade, worship saturates the environment in anticipation of Prophet T.B. Joshua’s arrival.
Sharing his experiences after many decades in the ministry, Prophet T.B. Joshua pours his heart out to the pastors, speaking on the need to have a ‘free spirit’ to effectively do the work of God.
Leading some of the Mexican pastors to pray for the sick and afflicted, Prophet T.B. Joshua reminds them that faith works by love and the power of God will not operate in their ministries unless love is at the forefront.
Prophet T.B. Joshua moves in the midst of the pastors and begins to minister prophetic Words, God’s Spirit revealing the areas in their lives causing limitation in their ministries.
Where can we hide from God’s presence? In His presence, all things lie open. The secrets of men’s hearts are revealed in prophetic words that usher them into the breakthrough they have been praying for.
Under the direction of the Holy Spirit, Prophet T.B. Joshua continues to pray for the thousands of pastors present to elevate them to a new level in their lives and ministries.
Prophet T.B. Joshua concludes by offering prayer for everyone present that God would grant them a free spirit to enable them to become all God has called them to be.
TB JOSHUA IN COLOMBIA MIRACLE CRUSADE 2014
So awesome was the weekend of 11-12 July 2014 that it will go down the annals of history as one of the most gracious occasions when the Lord visited His people; so the backslidden would rediscover their old love for Him and to set free those that were in bondage. Such was the significance of the great miracle crusade the man of God, Prophet T.B. Joshua held in Colombia that God’s presence was very tangible. Bursting with the irresistible power of the Holy Spirit, the bustling city of Cali was the centre of international attention with thousands of people flocking in from various states surrounding the South American nation to bear witness to the great move of God.
Jam-packed, the elegant Pascual Guerrero Olympic Stadium carried an unprecedented mammoth crowd of worshippers who filled all the terraces and spilled to the playing field.
The emergency prayer line snaked and stretched across the pitch with people strewn all over the place in search for an encounter with the Great Physician, Jesus Christ. True to their faith, the Lord opened the Heavenly gates of anointing through His servant Prophet T.B. Joshua and what followed were great signs, miracles and wonders. Multitudes of people who came to the crusade received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour and went back home with their spiritual battles settled. Those who came on stretchers, hopping on crutches or wheeled in on wheelchairs, returned to their homes healed and glorifying God.
Prophet T.B. Joshua preached to the gospel-hungry multitude about the power of the Holy Spirit and the relevance of the Bible in every Christian’s life. He said, “Just as the authors of the Bible ‘were carried along by the Holy Spirit as they spoke the Word that came from God, we must also be carried along by the Holy Spirit to read, teach and preach it. Are we carried along today? This is the challenge we have in Christendom today. Remember, when we are not carried along by the Holy Spirit, our effort will be idle, meaningless and often times destructive.”
Referring to John 6:63, the man of God explained to the awe-inspired gathering: “It is clearly stated here that God always works through His Word and His Spirit. Both His Word and His Spirit are paramount to bringing His Will. His Word speaks about His promises; His Spirit executes it – carries it out. The Word is not complete without the Spirit. If you speak the Word without the Spirit, it remains idle. This is the big challenge in the ministry today. There is no harmony between the Word and the Spirit.” The man of God then, under the direction of the Holy Spirit, moved to minister prayer at the prayer line where healing was like breathing as he declared healing in a mighty manifestation of God’s power to bless, heal and deliver.
Remember what Prophet T.B. Joshua said about the year 2014: “It is a bridge that connects one to another. If the year is a bridge, what exactly will you expect? It means you have to live modestly. Cut your coat according to your size. It is not a time to walk arrogantly or a time to be proud. A time to cross a bridge is a time to be very careful.”
He continued, “Destiny will work beautifully [in 2014]. Destiny – exactly what God has destined for you. If you are very careful, you will cross the bridge successfully. Please, you have to return back to your destiny. What is the meaning of destiny? It is the way of the Lord. This year, you have to return to the way of the Lord!”
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December 2013 Report
SHATTERING THE SUNDAY SILENCE
As dawn announced its arrival on Sunday 1st December 2013 in the slumbering city of Birmingham, an uncanny scene began unfolding at the New Bingley Hall, a large auditorium on the outskirts of the city centre. Cars started rolling up with people dressed in a manner unbecoming of the unearthly hour they had arrived; bedraggled travellers sleepily jumped off night buses and made their way towards the venue; taxis pulled up with heavily coated passengers scurrying to join a queue that was steadily forming. It was 4am and the crowd was already swelling. Incredibly, this strange scene was not caused by the arrival of a mega pop star or a major sporting event, as many local residents may have insinuated upon peering out of their windows in the early hours to behold such a spectacle. What was it that got people out of their beds in the early hours of Sunday morning to contend with the icy blasts? What led people to travel from their countries and distant cities to grace Birmingham’s quiet streets that early morning? This was a church service with a difference. This was the Anointing Water Revival in the UK!
ONE ARRIVED BY ONE!
As the large team of SCOAN evangelists arrived at the venue just shy of 7:30am, they were cheerily greeted by the steadily increasing congregants, one smilingly pointing out that she had been queuing since 1am! By the time the doors were due to open by 10am, the queue had stretched far beyond the New Bingley Hall premises. It winded through the car park, out onto the main road and stretched as far as the eye could see. Early risers driving by were perplexed as to what could have attracted such a mammoth turnout. The truth was not too far from the fact that people came believing their needs would be met, their burdens would be carried and their mountains would be moved. They came from across the world and the far corners of Europe and the United Kingdom, knowing that their cases would not escape the anointing of God.
THE BEAUTY OF HIS HOLINESS; THE PURITY OF HIS PRESENCE
By God’s grace, the auditorium which could seat up to 2000 was quickly filled to capacity! The service was introduced with a time of prayer, ushering people into a time of praise and worship. As the worship team sang with hands high and hearts abandoned to the Lord, the presence of God descended around the auditorium. The time of worship was then followed by a message from T.B. Joshua titled ‘The Futility Of Self Effort,’ played out on the huge video screens around the New Bingley Hall, in which he exhorted people to lift up to God not only clean hands but a pure heart. “True Christianity lies in the heart, in the purity of the heart,” he said, explaining that the problem many Christians face today is that of an urge behind closed doors. “Without the Holy Spirit destroying the root of sin in us, we are bound to be tormented by our desire to return to our bad habits.” It was a message which resonated deeply in the hearts of the congregants, mirrored by the deep silence that pervaded the auditorium as he spoke, broken only by the soft scribbling of notes and short bursts of laughter at the practical examples used.
The message set the scene for a powerful time of testimonies from those who had received their healing and deliverance during the last Anointing Water Revival in the Troxy Theatre in London, UK.
SET FREE FROM CLINICAL DEPRESSION
First was that of Chris Jansen, a young man from Australia residing in Holland who had suffered from clinical depression for 13 long, painful years. According to Chris, the problem, which started when he was 12, led to extreme isolation, suicidal tendencies and dark, deadly thoughts that swirled within on an almost constant basis. His entire life was consumed by the condition which led to severe anxiety attacks in public places, rendering his social life practically non-existent. Placed on strong drugs, Chris soon realised that his problem was not physical as all human and medical efforts he tried to bring some form of mental relief proved abortive. Turning to God, Chris travelled to America to attend a Bible college, hoping that this would enable him to finally face the demons of depression plaguing his life. However, the closer he tried to come to God, the tighter the grip of depression seemed to hold his life. After stumbling across of a clip of Prophet T.B. Joshua on YouTube one night, the reality dawned upon Chris – deliverance was the answer. Upon learning of the Anointing Water Revival in London, held at the Troxy Theatre, Chris decided to make the long journey from the Netherlands.
As the Anointing Water was ministered to him, an uncanny event unfolded – something he had seen on YouTube clips of Emmanuel TV but never believed would happen to him. The evil spirit behind his chaotic bouts of depression suddenly began to manifest, taking control of his body which contorted uncontrollably and speaking through him. Exposed by the light of God, darkness had no place to hide! From the day Chris received his deliverance during the service, a new chapter of his life started! Chris explained that peace was now reigning in his heart and all signs of depression had completely disappeared. He advised people to bring their problems to Jesus Christ and realise that spiritual problems can only be dealt with spiritually, irrespective of the depth or breadth of human solutions offered.
FROM SKEPTICISM TO DELIVERANCE:
As Maggie Geddes sat in the service at the Troxy Theatre in London, UK, she watched people receiving prayer with the Anointing Water with a cynical smile etched upon her face. ‘Could all of this be real? This looks like really good acting!’ Different thoughts whirled within. It was only when she experienced prayer herself with the Anointing Water that the service turned from an amusing spectacle to a radical encounter with the power of God! Apart from numerous health issues including a life-threatening heart disease, Maggie suffered from severe depression that stemmed from a life of abuse from childhood and rippled into several stormy marriages and mountainous career setbacks. It was in such a condition that Maggie decided to visit the Anointing Water Revival in London.
All that Maggie could remember about the Anointing Water being ministered to her was waking up on the floor feeling a lot lighter and slightly confused! However, the congregation witnessed that day, a battle between darkness and light as the evil spirit within Maggie was exposed and began to speak through her before being finally sent out by Jesus Christ. Ever since her deliverance, Maggie testified that she no longer has the terrible nightmares that once plagued her sleep. More importantly, she excitedly stated that internal joy now dominated her heart and all fear, worry and lack of contentment had seeped into the abyss. She advised people to not be driven by pre-judgements or stereotypical preconceptions but come with an open heart into God’s presence to receive what He has in store for them.
NO MORE MACHINES!
All the way from Germany, Mrs Catherine Ley-Weigmann and her children, Richard and Sabrina shared how God delivered their entire family from the cage of asthma and breathing machines. All three of them could not do without using a nebulizer, a breathing machine that administers medication for inhalation. Each of them had to use the machines at least twice a day before their healing. They were unable to run or engage in sporting activities. They came to the Anointing Water Prayer Line at the Troxy, London and their lives were changed forever. They are now breathing freely and wondering what to do with the machines that had been such a large part of their lives for so many years. Mrs Catherine also testified to the fact that she had been delivered from an addiction to eating ice cubes and clay through the medium of the Anointing Water adding to the testimony the family had already given. To conclude the testimony, the family ran together to the other side of the stage demonstrating their perfect and complete healing in Christ Jesus!
The testimonies were followed by an awesome time of Mass Prayer with Prophet T.B. Joshua via videos played on the huge video screens. Although he was not physically in the service, the power of God flowed mightily through Prophet T.B. Joshua’s prayers. As the thousands joined in prayer, there was instantaneous reactions as people began to vomit out poisonous substances plaguing their systems and evil spirits began to shriek as God’s light shattered their darkness. Truly, death was swallowed up in victory! The Mass Prayer then paved way for the beginning of the prayer line!
At this point, words can no more adequately describe or depict the events that ensued. As the Anointing Water was ministered, God stepped in! The result? An orchestrated touch of Heaven that rippled throughout the auditorium, amalgamating in powerful deliverance, amazing healing and irrefutable evidence that Jesus lives; He never said goodbye. Lives were transformed, satanic chains were broken and faith was enormously lifted.
It was a modern-day Book of Acts experience that lasted several hours yet felt like only minutes. Evil spirits were forced to confess the damage they had wrought in people’s lives and were subsequently cast out by the superior authority in the name of Jesus Christ. People with terrible skin diseases and difficulties in walking, alongside those using machines for sleep apnea and hearing aids for deafness were among those whose lives were secured by the blood of Jesus Christ and the fire of the Holy Ghost. At the same time as the prayer line was still going on, the evangelists began ministering the Anointing Water to each and every person in the crowd. Miracle upon miracle, deliverance upon deliverance and healing upon healing took place and lives were changed forever at The Anointing Water Revival in Birmingham, UK. What a God we have to worship; what a Son we have to praise; what a future lies before us.
As Prophet T.B. Joshua says, “Better is not good enough; the best is always yet to come.”
November 2013 Report
QUEUING FOR OVER 1KM
It was 6:45am on Sunday 10th November and the cold, wind-whipped streets surrounding the Troxy theatre in East London were already home to a steadily growing line of people. Some came with their travelling cases having just arrived from various countries by plane; some came armed with blankets to withstand the cold while some stood with cups of coffee in the queue. As 8am approached, the line extended for over a kilometre round the streets of The Troxy. As east Londoners woke up and saw the mammoth queue, all asked the same question: what is going on? The answer: The Anointing Water Revival in London, UK.
THE DOORS OF BREAKTHROUGH OPENED
Three hours later, at 10am, the doors of The Troxy opened and the crowd swarmed in, thanking God that their encounter with Jesus was just a moment away! With people who had travelled from Switzerland, Sweden, Germany, France, Belgium, Dubai, India, Romania, Slovakia, Canada, Austria, Brunei, Australia and Holland and from all over the United Kingdom just for the event, the crowd was a truly international one. They had travelled from the four corners of the world believing that they would be healed, blessed, delivered and saved by a Gospel that says Jesus Christ died for all our sins and rose again for us. Hearing this message and embracing it by faith is what saves us. Tired of a religion of words without action, they had come to see evidence that Jesus lives, heals and sets free today through the medium of the Anointing Water – that is, they were ready for the Anointing Water Revival In The UK!
After watching several astounding miracles God Almighty had wrought in different nations through the Anointing Water in Jesus’ name, the atmosphere was charged with expectancy and the worship team led the huge crowd into the throne room of the Almighty with songs of worship and praise.
Next up was a message titled, Words Of Wisdom by Prophet T.B. Joshua which lifted the faith and hope of the crowd, encouraging them that “because they were poor or sick or in want, that did not mean they were not children of God. A man may be sick in body and yet be a candidate of Heaven; a man may be poor and yet be a favourite of Jesus, a man may be in want of bread and yet be a Citizen of Heaven.”
THE PROPHET PRAYED; THE REVIVAL BEGAN
The crowd was electrified as the programme switched live to the live service in Lagos, Nigeria where Prophet TB Joshua addressed the packed auditorium in the Troxy, London: “God has given us the mighty faith – it is a gift from God. Use your faith to put a demand. Only faith pleases God. I know you are watching me right in Troxy Theatre, London. Use your faith to put a demand. The power of God is right in Troxy – awesome. I can feel it. Like a cloud coming down on the Troxy Theatre.
Faith is the answer. Only faith pleases God. Faith is the channel through which the Anointing of God flows. Whatever situation you are in, Heal me O Lord, I will be healed. Deliver me O Lord, I will be delivered. Bless me O Lord and I will be blessed. In Jesus Christ’s name. Yes, all you need now is faith because the power of God is present there to heal you, to deliver you, to bless you. Faith is like a switch, a light switch that starts the electricity flowing”.
God backed up His Word with power as darkness was exposed in the lives of the people all over the auditorium and they began to manifest and vomit out the poisonous substances in their bodies as the prophet prayed with them live. Immediately after the prophet’s prayer live on Emmanuel TV, the congregation went into a time of Mass Prayer led by Prophet T.B. Joshua. There were instant reactions to the power of God which heavily descended on the congregants, and darkness was exposed and destroyed.
DEMONS ARE EXPOSED AND LIGHT CONQUERS
The moment had come – the prayer line with the Anointing Water sent by Prophet TB Joshua to set people apart for God’s special attention. The crowd looked on as hundreds of people came forward for just a spray of the Anointing Water in Jesus’ name. The Troxy theatre, East London became an arena of liberty as the power of God in the Anointing Water uprooted and exposed demons that had caused heartache, suffering, affliction in people’s lives. Deliverance after deliverance took place – and the atmosphere was one of overwhelming joy and victory as people from different countries, races and backgrounds were released from the bondage of satan.
SUPERNATURAL HEALING AT THE PRAYER LINE
Hundreds received their healing from sicknesses such as asthma, lumbar spondylosis, arthritis, rheumatism and various other afflictions. One of the many cases that touched the surprised onlookers was that of Amanda from South Africa but living in the UK who was set free from a terrible addiction to eating foam sponges that had plagued her life for over 20 years. She said that she could eat 2 foam sponges in one day she had tried to stop this strange and unnatural obsession on her own but could not.
Rosalinda, originally from the Philippines but living in Leicester, UK had been booked for an operation due to osteoarthritis of the left hip and was using a walking aid before her divine appointment with Jesus at the Anointing Water Revival! As the Anointing Water was ministered to her, the pain left instantly and she stood up and began to run, with tears running down her face filled with joy.
Another touching case was that of a family who had come all the way from Germany just for the event. The mother, daughter and son all suffered from the problem of difficulty in breathing, complicated by asthma and all three were dependent on their own breathing machines. In addition to that, the mother also revealed that she had been addicted to eating vast quantities of ice cubes and clay for several years to the detriment of her already failing health. After their explanation to the congregation of their various problems, the Anointing Water was ministered to them. What followed was an incredible sight! First the mother was delivered and on being declared free, she tried to eat the ice as she had just moments ago, only to find that the ice now stung her teeth and was too cold for her. As she shed gentle tears of joy and relief, before the Anointing Water was even ministered to the daughter, the demonic entity responsible for their plight manifested violently, and was delivered in an awesome display of the majesty and supremacy of Jesus Christ over the devil and his hosts as she fell to her knees in submission. The demon cast out, the daughter rejoiced with her mother as they watched on as their brother also was liberated and started taking deep breaths no longer in the bondage of asthma thanks to the power of God. The three, stood together, visibly moved as they thanked the Lord Jesus and declared to the congregation that indeed, they were free.
Faith is a channel through which the Anointing flows. The numerous congregants took the advice of T.B. Joshua and used their faith to put a demand. Towards the end of the prayer line, the evangelists moved in the congregation ministering the Anointing Water and giving out the Anointing Stickers. As people received them, they boldly claimed the prophecy, declaring, “I will receive breakthrough in my challenges in Jesus’ name!” And as they began to flock out of the auditorium, they marched boldly and confidently, possessing their possessions in Christ Jesus. The service drew to a close at 7pm, many not tired and eager for more. What had been for some 12 hours seemed like mere minutes because of the overwhelming presence of God that had swamped the arena. Their faith had been used as a switch to turn on the light of God in their lives, homes and careers. Testimonies galore will erupt from this gathering; it is just a matter of time because it was the work of God and not man. Don’t wait for a more convenient time to share your own!
For Hasmita, life was fairly grim. For more years than she could remember she had felt an overwhelming sense of worthlessness, misery and despair. It seemed as if life was unfair as bitter disappointments kept veering its ugly head. At times, she thought that it might be better to leave this world rather than continue in depression. This had affected all areas of her life as financially, business was also plummeting. She had the prospects of debts looming large and felt that this bitter cycle of despair might never end. That was until she had an encounter with Jesus Christ, the Comforter and Restorer and she received her deliverance through the medium of the Anointing Water. Now, hear her tale in her own words:
“Emmanuel! My name is Hasmita Desai. I was born in East Africa, Kenya. I am of Indian origin and I reside in the UK and I am here to give a testimony. I registered on the prayer line because I needed a breakthrough in all areas of my life, especially financially. I was going through depression for many years. I felt very suicidal every now and again, so that is why I came for the prayer line.”
Swallowing tears of joy, Hasmita described a precious dream she had a few days before coming for prayer with the Anointing water: “On the Wednesday before the prayer line, I had a dream. It was a very nice dream and the only thing I remember was that I was in the arms of Jesus. He was holding me and saying to me, “Don’t worry. Everything is going to be okay I am going to be there for you”.
Describing her experience on the prayer line day, Hasmita narrated: “On Sunday on the prayer line day, when the worship time started, I started feeling the presence of God around me and I was feeling shivery, cold and teary. During the mass prayer, while we were praying with Prophet TB Joshua, my stomach started churning. I was feeling as if I wanted to vomit. I was heaving, I was cold and I was teary again. I was praying to God during the mass prayer, I know God you are there for me, you’re going to deliver me. You’re seeing my tears, feeling my pain and I know you are hearing me and you’re going to be there for me.
“When I came down to be ministered to by the Anointing water. As you saw, something within me didn’t like the Anointing Water and I felt as if I wanted to leave the arena; something within me was trying to come out. I wanted to be there but I felt something inside me didn’t want me to be there. When I fell down, I felt as I was surrounded by white light all around me and I knew that I was set free by the grace of God and I was delivered and my past was over!”
Relating her experiences after the prayer, Hasmita stated: “After the prayer line, things started changing in my life. Up till now, physically, the Holy Spirit has been working in my body and also my work picked up, my business picked up. I feel happy, I feel joyful. During the prayer line, I was praying to God because I was also worried about how I was going to pay my mortgage at the end of the month and the bills because I was running short financially and by God’s grace, I did very well a week before Christmas, I was able to pay my mortgage and my bills and I am very happy and joyful now. I feel very happy and anytime any worries come to my head, something tells me, no, just pray to God and He’s there for you and i just remove the worries from my head. I let God take it in His hands.”
Hasmita’s daughter also came forward to testify to the change she had seen in her mother:
“My name is Renal Desai and I live in London as well. Basically since my mum’s come to the prayer line, I’ve seen a massive change in her; we all have at home. Before, she was very reluctant to go out and she was always at home, quite depressed. Since she has come to the prayer line, she is more open to going out and enjoying herself, she’s got her spark back. Work’s picked up and everything’s going really good!”
Hasmita had further testimonies to share:
“The other testimony is about the Anointing Sticker. I always have it in my car and my handbag so it goes with me wherever I go. It was a rainy wet night and I was driving home from work. I was stuck in the traffic and a car came and hit mine really hard from the back. My foot was on the break but the car moved forward and hit the car in front. When I came out and had a look, I was fine and my car on the front and back was not damaged at all. I thank Jesus for His protection through the medium of the Anointing Sticker.”
Testifying to God’s healing power through watching Emmanuel TV and praying with T.B. Joshua, she joyfully testified: “I’ve been watching Emmanuel TV ever since I started coming to SCOAN and in between my son was taken really ill. His right lung had collapsed totally. It was a Friday night. He was admitted to the hospital as an emergency. They did a surgery and he was on oxygen. Five days later, his lung still hadn’t risen. It was a Wednesday and I was going to visit him at the hospital. Before going, my mind was worried about him, so I thought, ‘Let me watch Emmanuel TV and pray with TB Joshua’. I prayed with him mentioning my son’s case in faith and then I went to visit the hospital to see my son. When I got there, they were deciding to do another surgery on Friday and all of a sudden, they decided to readjust his chest strain and see how it goes. On Friday when I called and asked him where I should come to visit him and whether they were moving him to another hospital for the surgery, he said, “Mum, my lung has inflated and I am coming home, you don’t need to come. I thank Jesus for healing my son!”
Referring to the Anointing Water, Hasmita concluded: “God is using this medium to heal everybody. It’s doing miracles and its blessed by God.”
Her advice was encouraging and brought tears to the eyes of many who listened:
“My advice to everybody here today, specially for the people on the prayer line, even otherwise, is God feels your pain, He sees your tears and He hears you when you call Him so call Him and He’ll always be there for you.”
TESTIMONY TIME @ SCOAN LONDON – 13th JANUARY, 2013
No one likes to wake up and detect an unwelcome visitor, a foreign object, an uninvited threat. This was the agitation and discomfort Joyce Durojaiye felt when one morning she woke up and discovered a lump on her neck, a painful swelling she was quite unaccustomed to and most unhappy to experience. This cyst on her thyroid which began to grow meant a surgery which would leave her scarred for life. But Joyce knew that what is impossible with man is truly possible with Christ Jesus. She believed in her heart for God’s intervention in the matter and when she attended the Anointing Water prayer line at SCOAN London, the awaited intervention came.
Hear her testimony in her own words:
“Emmanuel, I thank Jesus for what He has done in my life. My name is Joyce Durojaiye and I live in London. I just woke up one morning in July and saw a big cyst on my neck. It was very swollen at the time. I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t eat, talk well or even go to work. I went to see my GP and he sent me for a scan and they were going to operate to remove it. If they were to remove it, it would leave a large scar on my neck and I didn’t want the scar. So, I decided to come to The SCOAN prayer line at the next available time.”
Describing the extreme discomfort she had experienced, Joyce went on to explain: “It was really big, very big and they said they needed to remove it. I could touch it but it was very painful if I did.”
Explaining how she had heard of The SCOAN and sought for healing she said: “A friend of mine sent me a video clip to watch of SCOAN Lagos. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t heard of TB Joshua yet. I’d been to many ministries and seen many big men of God but I’d never heard of T.B. Joshua. And even though God is doing so many wonderful miracles here, I was really surprised that I hadn’t heard of him all these years. I decided to watch some more clips and then went on the Emmanuel TV website and started watching Emmanuel TV and I got hooked on it. I found out there was a prayer line in the UK so I made inquiries and in September I attend the prayer line.”
Joyce narrated her experience on the day she received the prayer: “I was quite nervous at first as I did not know what to expect on that day but I knew that with faith, all things are possible. I’d seen many miracles. I’d seen people testify to the goodness of God through this medium of the Anointing Water. When the Anointing Water was ministered on me, I felt strange and started screaming uncontrollably. I screamed so loud and started shaking and then fell down and that was it. I screamed so loud I couldn’t even speak the following day! After the prayer, when I woke up the next day, the cyst was getting smaller and then the next day smaller and after a week it had vanished; it was all gone!”
Showing to the congregation her now smooth neck, she tapped the area which had been so swollen and tender before, joyfully explaining: “I wasn’t able to touch it like this before; it was so painful. Now, everything has gone back to normal, we thank God for that. I no longer need to have an operation and have a scar on my neck for life.”
Referring to the changes in other areas of her life since the prayer, she said: “It’s been fantastic. I was able to go to Nigeria for the first time in 20 years. God has opened doors. I have now started my Masters degree and things are going very well for me and my husband.”
Commenting on the Anointing Water, the medium Jesus had used to set her free, she stated: “This is a very powerful tool and is working for many people around the world; this is fire in a bottle basically. Anything that you hope for, if you use this Anointing Water in faith, and pray in the name of Jesus Christ, it will come to pass.”
Her advice for others, especially those attending the Anointing Water prayer line that day was simple and encouraging: “Have faith! Even if you don’t see anything happen or even scream, God is working behind the scenes and He will do it for every one of us, in Jesus’ name.”
For those who are unable to access the Anointing Water, Anointing Sticker or attend any SCOAN service, don’t lose heart. The Holy Spirit is everywhere present and Jesus Christ is able to meet you at your point of need. Be encouraged as you read this testimony of a woman who was completely set free of an abnormal addiction through praying with Emmanuel TV.
Margaret was preparing to go for work, as she usually did every morning. She grabbed the nearly empty bottle of Aboniki Balm she kept by her pillow and sniffed it, breathing in the strong aroma. This had been her daily practise for the past four years.
Switching on the television, she tuned into Emmanuel TV and began to watch as someone began sharing their experience of an addiction to sniffing kerosene. By Divine arrangement, it was her day to be set free from the strange addiction that had plagued her life for so many years!
“Emmanuel! My name is Margaret Otobo and I want to testify to the goodness of God in my life through praying with Emmanuel TV. For the past four years, I have been addicted to sniffing Aboniki Balm.I literally had to carry it everywhere I go to. At work, I always kept a bottle in my office. The worst is that while I was sleeping at any time of the day, I would always keep a bottle by my pillow. Something would wake me up to sniff before I could sleep properly – or else I would become restless and couldn’t sleep. In my place of work, some of my colleagues call the Aboniki I sniff ‘my cocaine’ because if I don’t sniff it, everything around me would irritate me and I would get easily angry with the people close to me.
“I never understood that this problem was spiritual. It was only when I began to watch Emmanuel TV and saw other similar cases that my eyes began to open and I began to seek God’s help. So, on 3rd September 2012 in the morning, I was getting ready for work and listening to Emmanuel TV. I watched a lady who had been delivered from sniffing kerosene and drinking it. Prophet T.B Joshua asked if there was anybody with Anointing Water and a man came out.
“At that point, I said with faith, ‘I will receive my deliverance today!’ I placed my hand on the television screen because I knew distance is not a barrier and I prayed along as he sprayed the Anointing Water on the woman, saying, ‘Receive your healing and be delivered!’ I was charged and my hand left the screen; I could not control myself and I screamed the name, “Jesus!!!” I fell on my bed suddenly, no longer in control of my body. It was an amazing experience!
“Since that Divine encounter, that spirit that used to wake me up to sniff the balm completely stopped. I now sleep normally and have no urge or desire whatsoever for it. After the deliverance, I even tried to sniff it in my nostril and it was unbearable! It went into my stomach and I felt as if I had tasted poison. I thank God and I know He has healed me from all my infirmities and set me free from this addiction. Thank You, Jesus Christ!”
Margaret Otobo – Nigeria
Source: Distance is not a barrier
Read this compelling testimony of a couple who experienced the Divine protection of the Lord Jesus Christ when they placed the ‘Anointing Sticker’ on their door. Miracles are still happening today. Jesus lives – He did not say goodbye!
“Emmanuel! Our names are Mr & Mrs Emmanuel Onuorah. We are Nigerians but reside in Benin Republic. We want to testify about the goodness of God in our lives. On Friday 7th December 2012, armed robbers came to our house around 3:30am. They entered into the compound, robbed every flat in that house and took their valuable things away. However, to everybody’s surprise, they didn’t even knock at our door or steal anything – and we had the Anointing Sticker on our door!
“Everybody who knew about the incident was astonished when they saw how everyone else had been robbed except us. Even the police men that came after the robbery were asking us what happened and why such ruthless and notorious robbers didn’t enter our house. We showed them the Anointing Sticker we received last time we came to The SCOAN and testified how God protected us from the attack.
“We want to thank God for what He has done to us through the medium of this Anointing Sticker. Right now, as I am talking to you, all the neighbours in that building – both Muslims and Christians – are asking us to give them the Anointing Sticker one by one. They are even begging me to place it on the gate. In fact, it’s really a reminder for us to remember the message from Prophet T.B. Joshua on that Sticker – ‘Let love lead.’ I pray God would give us the grace to let love lead in our lives. Emmanuel! Indeed, God is with us.”
Mr & Mrs Emmanuel Onouorah – Benin Republic
Source: Distance is not a barrier
Sunday December 9th, 2012, Testimony Time At SCOAN UK
Tears of joy flowed freely as Agnes watched how the previous month, the demon causing her addictions, torment, setback and frustration was forced out through the powerful name of Jesus Christ.
Now, hear her story…
A TROUBLED BEGINNING
“My name is Agnes Marufu. I live in Leeds, UK but am originally from Zimbabwe. When I was the age of nine, we were in a church and I started manifesting violently and speaking in a language I did not understand. I was very young and did not know what it was.” Little did the young Agnes know that this surreal experience she could not comprehend was the start of a life of torment and frustration, one that plunged her on a downward spiral of addiction, alcoholism and mental torture.
The little she could conceive was that something was definitely not right. Then in her early teens, she felt a strange tendency to eat soil, after watching her auntie do the same thing. Agnes narrated that “I heard a voice telling me to try it, that it would taste nice”. The tendency turned to a craving which later became an incessant addition. “I couldn’t stop. I would eat it for hours and hours on end”. She noted that she would prefer to eat soil and clay than other food and that a failure to consume the clay and soil would cause extreme agitation and at times aggression.
It was at the age of 19 that the all too prevalent demon within Agnes revealed itself to her in a way many only read about or could scarcely imagine. She explained, “I experienced an attack. I was in the bathroom and looked at the mirror but when I looked, I did not see myself. Instead, I saw a horrible vision. There were people who came with a coffin and they chanted that they wanted to attack me and would not leave without me. It was only I who could see them; no one else could.” To young Agnes, that terrifying picture put her in a state of shock and as she watched a voice within her resonated the all too familiar rasping threat, “It is you – we will kill you!” She cried bitterly and then slumped over, having passed out.
A LIFESTYLE OF ADDICTION
From then on, life became almost like a living death, as each venture, each attempt to make it led to more frustration. One marriage and then another collapsed, and instead of sleep to take away the misery, it increased it; daily she was tormented by nightmares and voices torturing her with unabated threats. The voices kept telling her to eat the soil and clay and later prompted her to eat ice cubes, crunching them daily as if they were biscuits. She would buy large freezers to accommodate the ice cubes and have them at her side, whether day or night. “I scraped them from the freezer. I had to buy more freezers to get them and buy loads from the supermarkets. When I would sit watching TV, I could go on for 3 or 4 hours eating it. I felt relaxed when I was eating it. I became desperate and angry till I could get it. I could not sleep until I finished it.” Describing the clay and soil addiction, she said, “I kept it at work and at home; I took it to bed. I could eat a lunchbox of clay a day. It was nice; I enjoyed it. I sometimes got soil from the garden; it tasted better than food. I would pick it, roast it in a pan and eat it.” The addictions had become a lifestyle.
In an attempt to numb the pain and prompted once again by the sinister suggestions within, Agnes began drinking alcohol. One bottle of wine a day became three and her desire for alcohol became so strong that it controlled every aspect of her life; it became a longing, a craving she was no longer able to suppress or quell. “Many times, I would drink till I lost consciousness. Once I woke up after passing out intoxicated and had to be rushed to the hospital because of fracture on my arm causing multiple chips. They had to do an emergency operation to prevent the bone chips entering my blood stream and they inserted a plate inside my body”.
The problem also affected her work place, a hair salon in Leeds, “I would arrive drunk to work and my clients would smell the alcohol. Everyone else could see it was a problem except me. Everyone else could smell the alcohol but I was oblivious to it”. Agnes’ daughter Michelle who came with her to testify, narrated how, “She would get back from work depressed, down, every single day. I could see that the problem was destroying her life but she didn’t”.
The addictions had also affected her health, causing severe constipation, “I would sometimes have to stay in the bathroom for up to an hour” Agnes related. “Most people that are close to me gave up asking me why. They knew it could cause disease but they had given up on me, as I was unable to stop it”.
DESPERATE FOR CHANGE
Realising the abnormality of her lifestyle and suffering caused to herself and all those around her, Agnes resorted to going to many places in search of rest, relief from inward and outer torment. She narrated the great lengths she had gone to in seeking for a lasting solution: “I even went to Jerusalem twice – I shed tears at the wailing wall, but still nothing changed” Life had become a monotonous misery. She was at her breaking point; she had reached her last bus stop. “I was desperate for deliverance. I knew that after deliverance, a lot of doors would open in my life. I knew Jesus Christ was able to set me free”.
Explaining how she had come into contact with SCOAN and the ministry of T.B. Joshua, she explained that, “I heard through family members in Zimbabwe and friends in the UK. The pastor at the church I go to in Leeds also told me about it. He has visited T.B. Joshua in Lagos before. I’ve been watching a lot on YouTube seeing deliverance. I felt mine was a little problem compared to others that I saw getting delivered. He’s a man of God and I know God is really using him”. Desperate, Agnes determined to come to The SCOAN in London and receive her deliverance and healing. She registered for the Anointing Water prayer line in November, 2012.
Describing her journey, “I finished work at 10pm Saturday night and then went straight to catch the 12am coach to London. I arrived at 5am and then got completely lost for 6 hours! I did not know where I was.” There was indeed opposition to Agnes coming to receive her miracle but with dogged determination, she did not give up. “A feeling told me to give up and go back. I prayed to the God of TB Joshua. I knew that this was my breakthrough and that the devil was trying to take that away from me. After a while, I met a man at Mcdonalds with his children and after I asked him for directions, he offered me a lift and drove me all the way there!” That was it. The contrary spirits within Agnes had made the greatest mistake by allowing her to step foot in the arena of liberty. Laughing and full of joy, Agnes recounted, “I got delivered and that was my day for real!”
It was her day. It was her time to receive and no demon could take that away from her. She was in the prayer line and received an incredible deliverance as the Anointing Water was ministered on her. The evil spirit that had tormented her more than 23 years was forced to speak and tell of how it had destroyed her life before it surrendered to the mighty power of Jesus Christ.
A RADICAL TRANSFORMATION
One month after the deliverance, Agnes testified to the total and complete turnaround in her life. “Miracles are here on earth, miracles are real. I am a new person, a new creation. I no longer even like the smell of alcohol. I do not crave the ice, clay and soil at all! Before I was dreaming eating the ice and soil but I don’t have those dreams anymore. My dreams are clear now – I get shown what will happen the following day, good things. I feel so encouraged. When I got delivered, it was like a key, an opener to every area of my life. I felt like I was living a life of an animal but now I am human.”
This freedom had also affected her business, “My business – all the salons in town are quiet but we are not quiet, we are busy every day. I was tired to wake up early in the morning before but now I open the shop early and close at midnight. A lady got saved when I prayed with her in my salon. I am looking forward to my new business opening in a different town.”
Michelle with tears in her eyes equally spoke of the joy in their relationship since the deliverance, saying, “She has changed a lot. She used to get very depressed. Now we are laughing together and our relationship has changed a lot. Now she listens to me and understands and is not just preoccupied with her own problems. She cares so much about other people. Her mind has opened and it’s absolutely amazing. She has started to do God’s work now.”
DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF GOD
Agnes advice to others waiting to receive from Jesus was: “You are here. Don’t leave here without your miracle. Sharpen your spirit. Your key to open doors to every barrier and your breakthrough is here today. Don’t underestimate the power of God. Distance is not a barrier and we have children of God here and Prophet TB Joshua is working with them. Just trust God. Your miracle is here and it is today.”
Referring to the medium God had used to deliver her, Agnes said, “This anointing water, it has changed my life. Do not underestimate it. It is a point of contact to your problem, an opener to your problem. Sharpen your spirit and say goodbye to your problems. Through this anointing water in the name of Jesus Christ, tomorrow is your day to come and give a testimony here.”
Do you face similar addictions? Are you being tormented by something or someone you cannot see? Jesus Christ is the solution, the answer to all fundamental issues of life. He is Bread to the hungry, Water to the thirsty, a Roadmap to the lost and He lifts burdens off the backs of the heavy laden. Trust in Him and your situation will change. Believe in Him and your needs will be met, in Jesus’ name!