Ikot Ekpene, Nigeria – First Night
post by Daniel Kolenda on November 5th, 2008

Here is the report from Evangelist Bonnke from tonight’s service along with some pictures:

(By Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke)

Dear CfaN – Partners,

The first crusade-meeting today drew 125,000 people – and it was an excellent start. I preached my heart out – and the Lord gave a mighty harvest of souls, as well as glorious healing-miracles….like the 12 year old boy who couldn’t speak from birth. When he repeated every word loud and clear, the crowd went wild (please see picture). What a mighty God we serve. Tonight was a night of truly great deliverance from sin and Satan. Salvation flowed like a river when repentant souls called on the name of the Lord Jesus. It touched us deeply.

When God forgives sin, He forgives the madness of trying to do without Him. He saves us from ourselves, our suicidal, lemur-like independence. It is also a personal affront to Him. Sin is rebellion. It was summed up by the mob when Pilate offered Christ to the crowd. They screamed ‘We will not have this man to rule over us’. It was spiritual UDI, a Unilateral Declaration of Independence. We were never designed to carry on solo. Our nature was not designed that way, but that we should ‘live and move and have our being’ in God who made us. Without Him we cut ourselves off from the source of our existence. The acceptance of the Gospel changes all that, and that happened tonight a hundred thousand times!

Tomorrow morning the Fire Conference starts and the evening meeting will be another mighty highlight in Akwa Ibom State here in Nigeria. Please keep praying for all of us over here.

Yours for Africa to be saved,
Evangelists Reinhard Bonnke and Daniel Kolenda,
together with the whole CfaN Team.

Pictures by Oleksandr Volyk: Tonight’s attentive crowd, and the dumb-born boy who received perfect speech.

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