COMPETE WITH AND NOT AGAINST
On Sunday, 13 September 2020, everyone could feel God’s presence at the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, as the worship team led the people of God into an expression of their faith and gratitude towards Jesus Christ by glorifying His holy name!
Later on, the evangelist Katerina Otamare delivered a message with the title “COMPETE WITH AND NOT AGAINST”, through which she gave some valuable lessons about life regarding competition and its negative consequences. She specifically mentioned that many of us today in an effort to develop and to do the best for our lives, we have the tendency to look at the people who run the same race as ours in a competitive way as if they are an obstacle or a threat to our success. Therefore, we stop pursuing our goals, and we start planning how to eliminate the person we are competing against, deceptively believing that their failure is the base of our success! As the evangelist explained, competing against others is a vain game that bears no results. It just proves the weakness of our character and that we do not know who we are in Christ.
Next, she read from the book of 1 Samuel 18:5-9 “[…] As they danced, they sang: ‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands’. Saul was very angry; this refrain displeased him greatly. […] And from that time on Saul kept a close eye on David”, and she explained that the women’s words ignited Saul’s envy, who began to look at David as his competitor whereas he was the head of his army. Instead of Saul trying to become better and receive God’s favour in his life, he spent his time and energy persecuting David. The evangelist highlighted that “It is common for those who have rendered themselves unworthy of God’s favour to have hatred against those who God favours”. On the other hand, even though David’s life was in danger, he remained calm, calculated and determined, despite the fact that everything around him was unquiet because his focus was on God! As the evangelist mentioned, satan wants us to focus on competing against others and not to focus on God, because he knows that if we focus on God, we will be what God says we are, we will have what God says we have and we will be able to do what God says we can do!
Closing her message the evangelist advised and encouraged the people saying that it is time to stop competing against others and to start competing with others, as we are all running the same race. We must pray for those who run the same race as us, so they reach God’s purpose for their lives. We should embrace God’s favour in a successful person’s life if we want to become successful as well! Because we all may be running the same race, but we have a different mission to carry out, as God has a special plan for each one of us!
PROFESSIONAL BREAKTHROUGH AFTER ANOINTED PRAYER
Mrs. Ina Nimmrichter from Austria came on Sunday, 13 September 2020, to testify before everyone for the wonderful change in her life, after her visit to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, in 2019.
Grateful and touched by God Almighty, Mrs. Nimmrichter began her testimony by explaining that since 2009, she has been a self-employed interior designer and that she had a great start in that area. She received many orders and proposals for cooperation, which was giving her joy and satisfaction. However, all of a sudden, things changed. The orders and the cooperations ceased for a period of three months, which raised a lot of concerns in her. She wondered why this was happening and what was the cause of the stagnation in her business. Soon enough, prosperity returned, and with that, joy in her heart. Even so, a constant transition between prosperity and stagnation established in her career, which was beyond her understanding. All could seem normal, and her demand increased, but the next moment there were only problems. The situation was something she could not bear, causing her disappointment and depression. She was sorrowful because there was no progress and stability in her life. She was giving her energy and love; she was giving her best for her job, and yet, she watched everything she worked hard on collapse. The recurring setback exhausted her.
In fact, it was not the only thing causing pressure in her life. She also had a malfunctioning relationship with her family. She noticed that her relatives abruptly stop talking to her and started to accuse her behind her back, even though everything was going well between them. Similarly, her husband’s family had communication and financial issues. Ever since his father passed away in 2014, disputations started in the family due to inheritance issues. Although he left a building as an inheritance to them, they could not have it because of the debt of the business he used to run while still alive. They had been trying to sell it since 2014 but it was in vain.
As Mrs. Nimmrichter was looking for a solution to her situation, she realized that the root cause of her problems was spiritual when she started to watch videos on Emmanuel TV, which is the official channel of the SCOAN in Nigeria. She then discovered that there are many people facing the same problems as her and that the solution is to bring her problems to Jesus Christ. Therefore, she came to the SCOAN Thessalonica and took part in the prayer line, knowing that Jesus Christ could offer her a complete and permanent solution to her troubles. While the man of God Harry was praying for her, he gave her the following prophetic message: “This is disappointment I’m seeing in your life… Much disappointment. Things do not come the way you expect. This is the end of it today”.
After that day, radical changes happened in every area of her life! First, the relationship with her family improved and everyone was friendly towards her. Concerning her job, unexpectedly, big architecture and building companies who handle luxury buildings expressed their desire to work with her! Furthermore, there was a huge increase in orders, which was beyond her expectations! Excited, Ms. Ina presented to the attendees some of the work she has undertaken lately, to the glory of God!
Her husband, who was happy with the turn things took in their lives, added that when they returned home after the prayer, his father’s inheritance was released and the building was sold after five years of stagnation 10%-15% more than its initial price. His mother was able to pay off the debt of his father and the relationship between family members became smooth and friendly. Now, disappointment and depression are things of the past! Everyone can now taste real joy instead! After the wonderful blessing to her life, Mrs. Nimmrichter, evidently joyful, advised us to seek spiritual help if we experience setback in any area of our life. Lastly, she promised to live for the glory of God and serve Him for the rest of her days!
When trouble comes to the man or a woman of faith, there is always a future. But to a man or woman without faith, the end has come! Be a man or a woman of faith that endures any unpleasant situation, knowing that the best is yet to come! Be patient, because God’s response is not for those in a hurry!
PROPHECY EXPOSES THE SPIRIT OF SNAKE
Ms. Tatiana Surkova from Spain visited the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, on Sunday the 13th of September 2020, to participate in the prayer line. During the prayer, when the man of God Harry touched her, she felt her whole body vibrating and lost control of her limbs that started moving strangely and uncontrollably. Then, the man of God gave her a prophetic word, “There is a spirit of snake that bothers your life, and it has come generationally from your mother’s side. There is a snake that has been in the family… This snake is the cause of setback and disappointment in your life. And glory be to God that it has been exposed today so that you can be free once and for all!”. Right afterward, the man of God rebuked the spirit of snake in the name of Jesus Christ, and the unclean spirit came out of her!
Later, Ms. Surkova confirmed the prophetic word she had received. She explained that, indeed, lately when she prayed, she felt something moving like a snake in her body. Also, she used to make inexplicable moves and opened her mouth exactly like a snake! Furthermore, in her dreams, she saw snakes inside her and around her. She, also, confirmed that this curse was indeed from her mother’s side because her mother and her grandfather were into occultism and witchcraft.
Exposing what the demon had caused in her life, Ms. Surkova explained that setback and disappointment dominated every area of her life. In finances, even though she had a career as a manager, having all the necessary degrees, her wage remained the same, exactly like ten years ago. Her life on a social and personal level had no progress. Nothing noteworthy happened in her life. She had no relations with her brother and his family. Also, she was unmarried and a relationship that started with a man lately failed at the very beginning, which made her feel great disappointment. However, the destruction that the demon caused was not restricted in her life but reached her family too. From her mother’s side there everyone had problems in their marriages. Some of them never got married, and those that managed to get married lived an unhappy marital life, like their parents.
Ms. Surkova is truly happy due to the prophetic word and the deliverance she has received and believes that, now, blessings will flow in her life! Finally, she promised to follow Jesus Christ and obey His Word!
PROPHECY GIVES THE SOLUTION TO DISAPPOINTMENT
Mr. Pavlos Philippou came from England, where he permanently resides, to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, believing that Almighty God can put an end to his anger and his addiction to smoking and cocaine, but also to give a solution to his health problems! In anticipation, he took part in the prayer line and was rewarded for his faith!
As the man of God Harry stood before him and prayed for him, guided by the Holy Spirit he gave him the following prophetic word: “I see everything you face and that you have the desire to get out of this situation! There is great disappointment in your life because whatever you start doing gets destroyed and nothing is moving forward! Every goal you set your mind on and try to achieve, after a while you see everything lost. And this has given you anger… You get angry with your situation and you say: ‘Why does anything I try to do, not succeed?’. So, the solution is not drugs, nor smoking, nor surrendering to anger. The solution is to come to Jesus Christ. Give your heart to Jesus, and you will see your life change. When you accept Jesus Christ in your heart as your Lord and Savior, you will see your life change for the better!
Therefore, the first thing is disappointment to a great extent! The second is lust, the desire for the opposite sex… As a young person, it is normal to have an attraction to the opposite sex, but when this desire, this lust, pushes you to do things you should not do, which is sin, then it is a problem and curse in your life! Today, the Lord wants to set you free from all this, but you have a role to play: to give your heart to Jesus Christ! God is waiting to bless you with a package of blessings in His hands, but seeing this situation in which you live, He does not do it, because he knows that if He blesses you, you will not be able to maintain the blessing and you will lose it! So you first need deliverance and salvation of your soul, and then you will see the blessing of God!”.
Mr. Philippou listened in amazement as the man of God Harry revealed his life, his thoughts and even his feelings. Mr. Phillipou realized that, indeed, the power of God works today and as we approach in faith to find God, He will accept us! Later, he confirmed that the prophetic word he received from the man of God Harry was absolutely true! He explained that from his adolescence his dream was to become a professional soccer player. However, from an early age, various musculoskeletal problems began to appear in his body, especially in his spine. Therefore, he was forced to give up pursuing this goal, which caused him great disappointment! He then decided to work as a private employee, but his finances were very limited, as he could only provide for his current needs and obligations.
Then, in an attempt to plan his future, he set new goals. In particular, he stated that several times he tried to open his own business, but there was always an obstacle, and every effort he made to improve his professional situation was in vain! As his disappointment and frustration grew, he often angrily wondered why everything he began to do, failed. Truly, as the Spirit of God revealed, nothing was going right in his life! Due to the stagnation and the lack of progress in his life, a bad mood and anger developed inside him, which affected his behaviour and his relationships! In fact, that was the reason he and the woman who was destined to become his wife separated, even though they had a child together! At the same time, the spirit of lust pushed him to engage in short-term relationships with no future, causing him even more frustration!
Seeking God’s help to get out of the situation he was in, he rushed to SCOAN Thessalonica on 13 September 2020 to receive prayer from the man of God. The prophetic word he received directly from Heaven about his situation, revealed his problem, gave him the solution and assured him of success! After the anointed prayer and the prophetic word he received, Mr. Philippou promised to give his heart to God and to make the Word of God a roadmap for his life!
God, with His deep and sincere love, is more interested in our future than our present situation! That is why the Bible teaches, “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you”. As we take care of the depth of our relationship with God, He will take care of the breadth of our success!
The following photos are from the prayer line that took place at the end of the service. Once again, the power of God manifested through the man of God Harry resulting in healing, deliverance and blessing in the lives of the people who came from all over the world, faithfully seeking a touch of the anointing of God!