Monthly Archives December 2007

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Ebenezer: A New Years Carol

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 29, 2007  /     Articles, Devotional, Teachings, Uncategorized  /     0 Comment

There is something about the lyrics of the classic hymns that seems to strike my heart in a way that most modern songs don’t. Here is a verse of one of my favorites, “Come Thou Fount”:

Here I raise mine Ebenezer, Hither by thy help I’m come, And I hope, by thy good pleasure
Safely to arrive at home, Jesus sought me when a stranger, Wandering from the fold of God
He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed his precious blood…

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A Christmas Message

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 26, 2007  /     Articles, Devotional, Teachings, Uncategorized  /     1 Comment

John 1:(1) ¶ In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. (2) The same was in the beginning with God. (3) All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made. (4) In him was life; and the life was the light of men.

Verse 3 says that the life of Jesus was the light of men. In John’s day, he could not have imagined how accurate that statement would be. The life of Jesus is truly the light of humanity. He stands like a sparkling diamond among the dark coals of human history. His life has brought light to an otherwise bleak and hopeless world. If you could view the timeline of human existence all at once there would be one spot that shines as bright as the eastern star. That light would be the life of Jesus.

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Pictures & Video from Abakaliki

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 12, 2007  /     Articles, News, Posted from Abakaliki Nigeria, Uncategorized  /     0 Comment

I just received the report that 782,263 decision for Christ were recorded for the 5 days of meetings in Abakaliki, Nigeria…Praise the Lord! I have just added pictures and video from this crusade. To see them just scroll down and look at the original blog entries. I have placed the pics and videos in the appropriate places…Enjoy.

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Abakaliki, Nigeria – Powerful Conclusion

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 10, 2007  /     Articles, News, Nigeria, Posted from Abakaliki Nigeria, Uncategorized  /     0 Comment

Tonight is the last night of the Gospel Crusade here in Abakaliki, Nigeria. Right now I am standing in the midst of the people in this gigantic crowd of 360,000. Evangelist Bonnke has just finished preaching the Gospel and is now praying for the sick. We have been told that Abakaliki is a tough place for evangelism, but the Lord has broken through, and another mighty harvest of souls has taken place.

Last night I had the opportunity to preach the Gospel again. I also prayed for the people to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and prayed for the sick. There was a mighty flood of salvation and healing. Tonight a witch doctor testified that last night he and his whole family received Jesus. They burned their witchcraft items in the big barrels and have confessed Jesus as savior.

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Everyone Who Calls on the Name of the Lord Will Be Saved!

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 08, 2007  /     Articles, News, Posted from Abakaliki Nigeria, Uncategorized  /     2 Comments

Tonight the crowd grew to 200,000! I preached to the people about calling upon the name of the Lord…and call they did. Before I could get to the invitation the people spontaneously erupted in prayer…calling upon the Lord for salvation. I still led them in an “official” prayer of salvation, but I think that the Lord heard the cry of their hearts first.

A young girl who was born blind was healed tonight. I have been imagining what it must be like to have never seen anything in your life and suddenly your eyes are opened and before you is this spectacular sight of 200,000 people. What an amazing thing.

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Crowd Explosion

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 07, 2007  /     Articles, News, Posted from Abakaliki Nigeria, Uncategorized  /     0 Comment

Tonight the tide rose on every level. More people, more miracles, more excitement and more salvations. The crowd nearly tripled tonight going from 60,000 last night to 160,000 tonight! Evangelist Bonnke preached a classic message about the Blood of Jesus and broke the curses of the land calling them by name. After the prayer for the sick there seemed to be an explosion of the miraculous. All over the field dozens of crutches were being held high as former cripples made their way to the platform to testify. It was a whirlwind of salvations, healings and miracles…praise the Lord!

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Mighty Miracles!

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Dec 06, 2007  /     Articles, News, Posted from Abakaliki Nigeria, Uncategorized  /     0 Comment

Tonight was the first night of the CfaN crusade here in Abakaliki. There was no warm up necessary…it started out with a bang. Everyone had come with great expectation and they were not disappointed.

There are certain aspects of these crusades that you cannot experience unless you are there to see it. My favorite one is after the prayer for the sick; all over the crusade grounds there are pockets of activity. Everywhere you look something is happening. Over here someone’s crutches have gone up in the air and everyone around them is going wild. On the other side someone is being delivered from a demon. Tonight, the whole field was a boiling cauldron of activity. All the commotion caused a cloud of dust to rise up from beneath the thousands of feet nearly obscuring vision, but out of the cloud came powerful testimonies of God’s healing power.

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