God’s power and glory permeated the atmosphere as the choir sang songs of worship and thanksgiving to celebrate the goodness of God. It was another harvest of powerful testimonies as many who had been blessed beyond their expectations came out to express their gratitude to the One who made it all possible.
During his message to congregants, Prophet T.B. Joshua gave startling revelations about impending trouble in some African countries, calling for urgent prayers: “Sometimes, when I see what is happening around the world – I have kept quiet. I refused to release the revelation for around the world. That position is better – to pray for the whole world. But the Bible says where there is no vision, people perish. Like what is happening to my people in Democratic Republic of Congo – I think three years ago, I was invited to the country to see the President. I prayed and said, ‘Travel to DRC to see the Head of state? I went through the letter and I said I must go. I prayed over it and God said he would give me a message to deliver. If you say you are going, do you have a message to deliver? You have to wait for the message… My people went there. Joyfully, they received them as visitors to the Head of state and they came back. They delivered my message. With joy too, the delegation from DRC came here to visit. ‘Before God will release me to come to your country – this is the message.’ By February, there will be trouble. The trouble will start from February. It will start and I stated the troubles that will start. The reason why I am saying this is that I am worried; I am not comfortable because of what is happening around the world.”
Continuing, the man of God added: “The whole thing will start unfolding and there will be crisis. Rise up; let us start our prayer from this nation because the crisis is coming. With all your heart, pray. Don’t say it’s not your country. Open your heart and pray for God’s intervention in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Pray for God’s intervention because I am seeing trouble coming – a big trouble. God’s intervention for DRC!”
Shifting his attention to Southern Africa, he also warned of a coming natural disaster that will sweep across different countries in the region: “Now, let’s go to Southern Africa. I am seeing some natural disasters like wind – bad wind coming from the sea. Bad nature. Natural disaster that will destroy many things, that will move from one country to another. I saw this two years ago and we kept praying. But there is momentum in the sea which will look strange, which has never happened in Africa. The whole thing will arrange from the Mozambique area. When I first saw it three years ago, the thing repeated September last year. It’s part of the prophecies I had… Rise up and pray for Southern Africa – moving from country to country. Like Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana. Open your lips. Why I am calling your attention to this – I have been praying but God said I should call your attention because of the atmosphere we are in. Whatever we loose shall be loosed; whatever we bind shall be bound.”
The man of God also called for prayers for the nation, Ethiopia, asking congregants to pray against serious famine which will be caused by the unpredictability of their seasons. He commanded the wind to be calm. Turning to the nation Nigeria, the man of God reiterated an earlier prophecy on the country. According to him the food scarcity and devaluation of the naira which had already happened will create hardship that will last until June, 2017.
The man of God also prophesied that the naira would change at the rate of 650 to a dollar, adding that it would not go higher than that before it will eventually go down. He also urged for prayers for President Buhari, whom he said has good intentions but needs the support of his followers. He called for prayers for the President: “Ask God to give him whatever he needs. If you are not hearing anything, whatever you believe he needs for strength and enablement. Strength where there is weakness! Strength where there is weakness!… More importantly, we also have to rise up that the Lord should give the grace to sustain democracy. Grace for democratic sustainability. Pray for an uninterrupted democracy.”
Evangelist Ruth shared a message titled HEAVEN IS WITH YOU, in which she reminded Christians of their true nature in Christ Jesus, “A believer’s heart is the prayer room – the contact point for the Holy Spirit. Your heart can also be the contact point for satan if it is troubled or full of offence… you want to be happy but something keeps stealing your joy – satan wants you to be sad because that is his entrance into your heart.
She urged listeners not to trade their joy by listening to the voice of their situations but to listen to the eternal promises of God (John 15:11). She summed up her message by asking Christians to discover the presence of God within them and ignore the devil because there is no limit to what they can achieve as children of God – who have Heaven within them. She emphasized through a practical demonstration that the greatest embarrassment you give to satan is to ignore him because when you are crying, satan is laughing and when you are laughing, satan is crying.” Satan wants you to cry; when you laugh, you have defeated him.