FINDING TRUE JOY
The Sunday Service on 15 March 2020, was just another proof of God’s authority! In an atmosphere of worship, the glorious presence of God touched the hearts of the believers, who surrendered their worries in the capable hands of God and chose the bright colors of praise!
Later, the evangelist Dimitris Panapakidis brought a message to the people of God that opened up new horizons in people’s minds. In his message entitled “FINDING TRUE JOY”, he revealed the way that we can all be full of joy and optimism, whereas at the same time he gave us the key to become free from discouragement, depression and defeatism. The Bible proof text he used was from the book of Genesis 1:12,21. He mentioned that in this section we see the joy and the satisfaction God gets from everything He created, as well as from the progress of His works.
As we have also been created according to His image and His likeness, we have been created to be producers and creators as God is! This is exactly the reason why, true joy comes in a person’s life when there is progress, production and creation! Then, after reading from James 2:17, “Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead”, the evangelist pointed out that whatever does not produce works is dead, a fact that made the congregation examine which areas of their lives do not produce any works and do not advance.
Furthermore, he highlighted the fact that many people ignore the fundamental principle of the Word of God in Galatians 6:7 that says, “A man reaps what he sows!”. This results in people not striving to progress or advance, but as they stay inactive they expect someone else to take care of them. All of the above, along with defeatism, pessimism, self-sabotaging and negative thoughts are some of the factors that limit our progress in our spiritual, financial and social life. Referring to all those people who are inactive and passive in their lives, he emphasized the following, “Nobody gets old by living a specific number of years. People may get old at sixteen if they give up their ideals, if they allow their minds to be confused by pessimism or if they allow worries, desperation, fear and anxiety to prevent them from making important decisions in their lives”. Consequently, those who stay with their hands crossed will never make any history and will never make any progress. In contrast to the powerful believers who are determined to do whatever proper thing it takes to reach their goals and progress in their lives! Concluding his message, the evangelist Dimitris underlined that the Word of God is loudly mumbling to all of us who stay inactive that, “We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us”, and he encouraged us to start making things happen today, to bring progress, knowing that if we decide on our direction, God will give us the energy for the distance!
20 YEARS OF INSULIN USE BELONG TO THE PAST!
Mrs. Olga Becker from Germany visited the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, on Sunday, 15 March 2020, to testify the wonders of God and to thank Him for His intervention in her life.
The problems that led her to seek God’s presence were diabetes and the unbearable pain she had because of a dislocated left knee, which she got after an accident she had a year ago. Because of the diabetes that she faced for 20 years, Mrs. Becker lived a life with many limitations, as she had to take insulin three times a day. Moreover, she did not have any appetite for food and she had lost her sense of flavor. At the same time, she no longer had a desire for life since she always felt tired, whether she was sleeping or not. Her condition got even worse after her knee was dislocated! Even though she gradually started walking to a certain degree, the pain did not subside, so she had to depend on others for house chores. In addition, from the moment she decided to come to SCOAN Thessalonica, 12 days before she arrived in Greece and entered the prayer line, an unexplainable and persistent cough appeared, causing her health condition to become even worse.
So, by the time she took part in the prayer line and the morning water was ministered to her on 8 March 2020, the changes she experienced were immediate and spectacular! The next morning, the cough completely disappeared! Additionally, she realized that little by little, her body started obeying! Being happy and strong now, she can do all the moves that she would not even dare to do before, as tiredness and pain are things of the past! Now, she has a normal appetite for food, but most importantly, her desire for life has been restored! Diabetes is also healed and all the symptoms have totally vanished! All these are the results of the grace of God through the morning water! Happy and healed, she advised the people of God to believe in Jesus Christ, as well as the means of anointing He uses, as He wills. Finally, she promised that Jesus is going to be the center of her life and that she will serve Him until the end!
Our duty as children of God is to obey His instructions! God’s duty is to keep His promises. Therefore, the way of obedience is the way of blessing!
THE IDOL THAT WAS DESTROYING HIS LIFE WAS CAST OUT IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST!
Mr. Wise Seadzi came from London to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, for the first time last year, disappointed and tired of the failure and the limitations he faced both in his personal and professional life.
As the man of God Harry was praying for him on the prayer line, the unclean spirit that had been tormenting him his whole life manifested and said, “I destroy him, I do not want him to prosper! He has been given to me! His family gave him to me! His mother did something… and I took all the children!”. Next, the man of God, after rebuking the evil spirit, he declared him and his family free in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!
On Sunday, 15 March 2020, Mr. Seadzi came back to the SCOAN Thessalonica to share more details regarding the wonderful deliverance in his life! He mentioned that he comes from an idol worshipping family and that in his family’s house, his parents had set a separate space for the idol they worshipped in order to honor it! In fact, before anyone entered the family house they had to pass before the idol! His mother, who was working as a trader back then, worshipped the idol because she believed that it would support her work. In contrast to her expectations, what she experienced at that time was poverty, limitation and suffering in every area! Despite her hard work, none of his brothers was able to study, because of the poverty!
So, Mr. Seadzi, in an effort to get away from that situation, he migrated to the United Kingdom. He got the necessary documents he needed for his staying in the country and he got married to a woman. But, that marriage did not last for long! While he was trying to improve his quality of life and find a better job, he decided to study. Hence, he went to university and graduated with a degree in Toxicology and Pharmacology. With his knowledge and training, he reckoned that he was able to find a position in a big company. Despite his efforts, he was not accepted anywhere and he ended up working as a low salary health care employee in a hospital in London! Still, he faced a lot of challenges there! One disappointment after another, both in his personal and professional life for many years. Then, he started having serious psychosomatic symptoms! First of all, he had no appetite to eat to the point where he was not able to walk steadily or stand for 10 minutes! He felt like his whole body was sick! Later, he had a mild stroke and during his visit to the hospital, the doctors were too late to examine him, so he fell! It was the grace of God that saved him. Later, he was released from the hospital within 15 days and he went back to work. That day, as he was leaving the hospital a car collided onto his vehicle and he was miraculously saved! A few days later, another car accident occurred and his life was in danger once again! This way, he confirmed that indeed the demon wanted to destroy his life and to kill him! At that point in his life, he visited the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, and he received his deliverance from God Almighty!
Blessed, with tears of joy in his eyes, he described that the changes after his deliverance were immediate in every area! His appetite was restored, he gained weight and he felt strong again! Now, he feels very strong and healthy! Furthermore, the breakthrough he had been seeking for years, finally came! He got a promotion, he became a manager and his salary is much better now! Concluding his testimony, full of gratitude for his freedom and God’s mercy in his life, he promised to serve God for the rest of his life!
BREATHING PROBLEM AND SPINE DAMAGE ARE HEALED BY A DIVINE COMMAND!
Mrs. Aina Olanrewaju from England shared another testimony that shows the power of God which delivers, blesses and heals the people of God, on Sunday, 15 March 2020. By the grace of God that opened the way where there seemed to be no way, she thanked God and explained how He intervened in her life.
In 2013, when she used to work in a vegetable processing factory she had to lift a huge hose in order to do her job. The moment she bent to lift it from the ground she felt something in her spine and she also heard a distinctive sound! Her left side was paralyzed at once and she was immediately transferred to the hospital where she also had an operation. Whereas the doctor assured her that the operation would restore the damage caused in her spine, yet the pain kept on torturing her! Another visit to a doctor indicated that she needed to undergo another operation, a more dangerous one. They informed her of the risks such an operation would have. There was a 50% chance of being successful and a 50% chance of being paralyzed. Mrs. Olanrewaju was not ready to take the risk so she chose to use painkillers that would offer her temporary relief. That choice was not affordable since she is a single mother of two children and she was not able to work due to her health issue. She began getting injections which cost 150€ each and she had to pay that amount every week for six weeks and then try to find a solution in pills. The intolerable pain had reached her to the point of taking up to six painkillers a day. At the same time, her children would have to help her in everything, since Mrs. Aina could no longer care for herself.
A respiratory problem was added to her already troubled health! Every day and in an uncertain time, she would feel as she was running out of air, making it very difficult to breathe. At home, during flights, even while driving, she felt short of breath and discomfort. During the night, while she was sleeping, her children noticed that her breathing was not normal and she was clearly struggling to breathe. The doctor advised her to use an inhaler, as she did! Wherever she went, she had either the inhaler with her, or a paper bag in case the usual, unwanted discomfort occurred. Furthermore, at some point she came very close to losing her life, since one day, just before she reached the highway, she felt like she was running out of oxygen and she lost consciousness! The loud sound from the car horns restored her and she began to recover her senses.
After a long time of pain and distress, Mrs. Aina desired a divine intervention to provide an immediate and permanent solution to her problems. So, she ran to the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica, entered the prayer line and received the following prophetic word from the man of God Harry: “It is by the grace of God that you are still alive! I see that sometimes when you sleep at night your breath ceases. You cannot breathe! If it was not for the grace of God, your spirit could just leave your body! You need to give thanks to God for keeping you alive for a moment like this because He wants to glorify His name in your life!”. The man of God immediately commanded the spirit of death to get out of her and the freedom Mrs. Aina longed for, became reality in the mighty name of Jesus Christ!
After the divine touch she received, freedom and healing came into her life! Her spine has returned to its original form and now she can easily do all that she couldn’t do before! She does not have to take painkillers anymore, while she can do her daily routine jobs without any help! Furthermore, her respiratory problem has disappeared! She sleeps normally without having her breath stop and the time that she would go everywhere with paper bags and inhalers belongs to the past! Closing her wonderful testimony she advised the people of God to trust Him because there is nothing He cannot do!
THE NOISE IN HIS EARS SILENCED IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE PRAYER
On Sunday, 15 February 2020, Mr. Samuel John, full of joy and satisfaction returned to the Synagogue, Church of All Nations Thessalonica, in order to confirm the prophetic word he received from the man of God Harry when he joined the prayer line on a previous visit.
He had been hearing noises in his ears for the past three years, which prevented him from making decisions, distracted his attention and caused him confusion and disorientation. He could not focus his attention on his job as well as he was ineffective in everything he did during the day. However, these noises also bothered him during the night when he went to bed, so he would get up in the morning feeling tired. Unable to understand what was happening to him, he was constantly feeling afraid! In addition, there were implications in his relationship with his whole family, while having problems with his wife, they were constantly quarreling and their marriage was in crisis.
One day, though, while watching a video online, he found a video of the Synagogue, Church Of All Nations Thessalonica. Immediately, faith was born into his heart and he decided to visit the church in order to find a solution to the problem he was facing. And indeed, he found solution! He came and participated the prayer line, where the man of God Harry, while praying for him in the name of Jesus Christ, gave him the following prophetic message: “Sometimes a noise comes and blows into your ear, and when you hear it you wonder what is going on. This noise that comes to you is not ordinary; it is an attack! It is to confuse you! When you are going and want to do something and you have decided to finish this job, this noise comes. Something is blowing in your ear! When it blows, it is as if you do not know where you are going and you go back home. You cannot finish what you have started. Today that is going to stop!”.
The changes that followed were obvious immediately after the prayer, when Mr. Samuel returned home. Now, when he is going to sleep, he does not hear any noise in his ears and enjoys a quality sleep. In the morning he is restful, strong, full of spiritual clarity, ready to face his daily life and capable of making the decisions required! His relationships with his family and with his wife have improved and now they all enjoy a calm, happy time together and contented life. Having tasted this wonderful blessing, Mr. Samuel advised us to always run to God and to pray to Him because He is the only one who can save us and bring the solution to our problems. He also promised to build a good relationship with God!
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.
The following photos prove Jesus Christ’s infinite love! People from all over the world approached the altar of God’s grace with faith and earnestly asked Him for mercy in their life. So, just as faith honors God the more, in the same way, God honors faith the more! The miracles, the healings and the deliverances were God’s immediate response to the prayers of all those believers!