I ran across this testimony today on the 700 club of a good friend of mine; Pastor Bob Mazeroski…and I thought it was worth sharing. You can view the reports from when I ministered at his church in Wierton, W.V. by clicking the links below.
I have just returned from another wonderful harvest in Nigeria. I finally have an internet connection so I am posting reports now for each of the previous crusade days as well as a video from Sunday night when the Holy Spirit fell.
What was so extraordinary about this crusade to me, was the number of lame people that were healed. More cripples walked, by far, then any other miracle we heard about. I don’t understand how these things work, but what is for certain is that IT WORKS!
Today was the final meeting in Okitipupa. 225,000 people attended the finale. Daniel Kolenda preached the Word with authority and another mighty harvest of souls was brought in. Then the Holy Spirit fell in upon the hungry crowd filling them with power from on high. As the roar of new tongues went up a deaf man testified later that he suddenly received his hearing. This was the first of many miracles to come and it was obvious that God was at work in a mighty way.
Who of us had heard the name Okitipupa before? Hardly anybody. But Jesus is a seeker and a determined Savior! He has invested everything in the work of salvation and said to us “Go into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature!” If we do, the blessing and approval of God is guaranteed. We move along with Him in His greatest purpose and share as He does His saving work.
This morning the Fire Conference came to a climax with a glorious outpouring of the Holy Spirit. 25,000 delegates attended and were not disappointed. The fire of God truly fell. It is for today! Some people sigh and wish they were back in the days of the early Church, but it was neither the days nor the men which made the time special. It was the baptism in the Holy Spirit. Without it, the disciples would probably have gone back to being fishermen in Galilee and grown old telling tales of strange events when they were young. Instead, they changed the world. Tonight we had the proof that this baptism is also for today and that our generation will be saved as well.
Tonight’s attendance rose to 150,000. Okitipupa is gripped by the
life-giving Gospel of Jesus Christ. Evangelist Daniel Kolenda passionately preached from Luke 19 on Zacchaeus, where the truths of forgiveness and restitution merge. The huge crowd was deeply moved.
No matter what, truth remains truth and the Lord says, “Give me your heart,” not your opinion. Jesus is the truth; He cannot be a controversy. We cannot judge truth; it judges us. It is a fact beyond debate. We expect many thieves to return stolen goods to their rightful owners.