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Tried By A Committee? Or Tried By Christ? (By Pastor Dan Betzer)

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 30, 2010  /     Articles, Devotional, Teachings  /     3 Comments

Let’s think about committees for a moment. Although I am on more committees than I can probably name off the top of my head, I view them all with suspicion. Why? Because committees tend to operate by consensus, which is all-too-often a barrier against inspiration. Let’s face it: committees are known to make mistakes. Case in point: When Oswald J. Smith died in his late 90’s, Billy Graham preached his funeral and told the large, assembled crowd, “We are here to honor the greatest missionary mind of the 20th century.” Yet, when Smith, in his early 20’s, applied to his denomination for missions appointment, that committee rejected him out-of-hand, reporting, “Sorry, you are not missions material!” All of watching Heaven must have greeted that decision with a resounding, “HA!”

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The Best for Last – Takum, Nigeria – Day 5

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 28, 2010  /     Crusade Photos, Nigeria, Takum Nigeria  /     2 Comments

We have just returned from the final meeting of our final campaign of the season here in Takum, Nigeria and Jesus saved the best for last.

The attendance topped 185,000 tonight in this remote place! Every external indicator has proven that God has done something remarkable here. This morning the pastors testified that their churches were flooded with new converts. Each night our barrels were filled with witchcraft items to be burned. The response to the Gospel preaching was huge. Thousands were filled with the Holy Spirit and we received many testimonies of miraculous healings included several remarkable ones tonight…..(Continued)

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Holy Spirit Day – Takum, Nigeria – Day 4

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 27, 2010  /     Crusade Photos, Nigeria, Takum Nigeria  /     1 Comment

Today has been a Holy Spirit day from morning to night. The grand finale meeting of the Fire Conference was absolutely packed by 6:00 AM. The people came out by the thousands to receive an impartation of Holy Spirit Fire. We laid hands on the senior pastors and sent them out into the huge crowd like the fiery foxes of Samson to pray for all the delegates (have a look at the attached picture).

Tonight after the prayer for salvation, the Holy Spirit fell again on the crowd of 125,000. Everywhere I looked I could see incredible things happening. I immediately began to pray for the sick and mighty miracles began to break out……(Continued)

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Thousands Receive Christ – Takum, Nigeria – Day 3

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 26, 2010  /     Crusade Photos, Nigeria, Takum Nigeria  /     3 Comments

We have just returned from tonight’s meeting where many thousands of people received Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. I preached about restitution, challenging them to clean the garbage out of their lives and they responded overwhelmingly. There are no words to describe the privilege of leading multitudes of hungry souls into the arms of Jesus.

After the prayer of salvation, it was time to pray for the sick. I asked the people to sing and worship the Lord and as they did, the power of God swept across the field and healing began to take place even before I had a chance to pray……..(Continued)

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Shaken by the Gospel – Takum, Nigeria – Day 2

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Mar 25, 2010  /     Crusade Photos, Nigeria, Takum Nigeria  /     4 Comments

Takum is being shaken by the Gospel this week. Tonight many people brought their juju, idols and witchcraft fetishes to be burned, including a group of Fulani Muslim people that greeted me when I came down from the platform. After they received Jesus as their Savior tonight, they immediately pulled off the old charms that they were wearing and threw them into the barrels for burning. Their faces, covered in tribal markings and tattoos, were beaming with the love of Jesus…….(Continued)

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