You have to watch this incredible video! Doctor Chauncey Crandall is a good friend of ours and an anointed man of God who was also one of the speakers at Fire Storm in Dallas (if you weren’t there…you missed out). He is a nationally known and much sought-after cardiologist and heart surgeon. Not only is he a man of science, but also a man of faith. He is known to pray for his patients and lead them to the Lord in the hospital, and he has experienced mighty miracles through prayer…including RESURRECTIONS! This video is a report on channel 7 news about one of his patients that was raised from the dead after having no pulse for almost an hour!
One well-known charismatic minister who identifies himself as an “evangelist” published this quote recently in one of his books. “We can preach the Gospel all day long, but that won’t win souls. That won’t win the hearts of the people. We can talk, try to theorize, theologize, reason, argue, debate, and spend time trying to prove that Jesus lived, but that won’t win a heart. How often do we see the religious mindset that believes that the more Scripture quoting, the more yelling, the more hell fire and brimstone preaching, the greater the chance to win someone over for the Kingdom? Likewise, how often do we see people sitting or standing there listening in stone-cold silence or indifference?”
This comment is typical of an attitude I have been seeing more and more in Christian circles recently. There seems to be this contempt for the preaching of the Gospel accompanied by the idea that it simply not enough. Preachers seem loathed to preach the simple message of salvation as though it were beneath their academic level; an insult to their profound intellect. I have seen how some crusade preachers never touch the core elements of the Gospel choosing rather to address social issues and give tips on better living. I have not heard the Gospel coming from the vast majority of the most fashionable preachers on television or the popular preaching circuit. I have heard recently how some have declared that the “Gospel” is really not the message of the cross while another told me recently that he wasn’t even sure how to preach the Gospel.
One is compelled to stand in awe of the Darwinian evolutionists’ total abstinence of rationale so simple that even a child can readily understand. It truly takes a university to make someone stupid enough to believe Darwin.
Tonight was the final meeting of FireStorm USA here in Dallas, Texas where Delirious, a South African rapper named Cjay, Kari Jobe, Teresia Wairimu and Dr Chauncy Crandell joined Evangelist Bonnke and I in the Dallas Convention center for a weekend of salvation and impartation. Also, tonight Delirious performed their final concert in North America before they split up. It was a special and memorable weekend and we are all looking forward to the next FireStorm USA event in Atlanta this coming April. If you missed this event, make sure to be at the next one.
During the Fire Conference last week, the Nigerians were flying an “American Flag” on the right side of the platform for some reason. I thought it was so cute. They apparently didn’t have a real one on hand so they just made it themselves and in one stroke eliminated all but 12 of the states:-) I was thinking that’s not a bad idea. I can think of a few states I would like to get rid of myself…
A group of pastors came to our lodge this afternoon to bring us the report that their churches were flooded with new converts this morning! This is a wonderful indication that the seed of the Gospel has fallen on good soil here in Afikpo and will continue to produce fruit that will remain long after we have gone.
Tonight the crowd increased again to 225,000. Many thousands were born again and after the prayer for salvation, we prayed for the sick…
What a thrilling day we had today in Afikpo, Nigeria! It started this morning with the Fire Conference where 25,000 delegates gathered for the final meetings and then the moment of impartation. The Holy Spirit fell in might power on the hungry crowd. I went down and laid hands on about 600 pastors and sent them out into the crowd to lay hands on the people. “Freely you have received, freely give.” There was an explosion of miracles. Many people were healed as the pastors witnessed how the Lord used them in the miraculous for the very first time.
Tonight the intensity continued. The barrels were full of witchcraft items to be burned. Also some people brought bags full of stolen items, which we handed over to the police. After the Gospel message we prayed for the massive crowd of 180,000 people to be filled with the Holy Spirit. The crowd erupted in new tongues and I could see how the power of God was touching thousands all across the field.
160,000 people attended tonight’s meeting on the rolling hillside crusade ground here in Afikpo, Nigeria. In five days of meetings we have an opportunity to preach the full-Gospel, including some of the less popular topics. Tonight I emphasized the themes of restitution and repentance: “Let him who stole steal no more.” I can truly say that the people responded with Joy, turning from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God.
Here are some of the miracles that Jesus did tonight…