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Speechless!! – Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Day 5

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jan 27, 2013  /     Crusade Photos, Posted from Abidjan Ivory Coast  /     26 Comments

It’s not often that I find myself without words, but right now I’m really not sure what to say. I’ve never seen anything before quite like what we experienced tonight.

Often, when a sick person gets healed, it causes a great commotion in the immediate area surrounding that person. When those standing close to the miracle watch it happen right before their eyes, it has a profound impact on them. They often begin to shout, scream, cry, jump, dance etc. and we can usually hear and see from the platform that a miracle has taken place out in the crowd. We’ve actually become quite accustomed to this phenomenon over the years as it regularly happens after the prayer for the sick. But tonight was something altogether different… (…Continued)

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Watch This Miracle! – Abidjan Ivory Coast – Day 4

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jan 26, 2013  /     Articles, Crusade Photos, Posted from Abidjan Ivory Coast  /     15 Comments

As many of you are aware, Ivory Coast has been plagued by many years of civil war. Terrible atrocities have been committed and much blood has been shed in this place. In fact, our crusade field bears a grim reminder of the desperately wicked condition of fallen humanity. At the back of the crusade field there is a distinct area where curious mounds of dirt are grown over with thick weeds. As our bulldozers were clearing the field in preparation for the campaign, we were asked by officials not to clear that particular area because it is a mass grave where countless unidentified corpses are buried. Yet, this week, this very field, once the scene of death and destruction on a massive scale, has been transformed into ground zero for a historic harvest and a mass Holy Spirit outpouring. It is a striking metaphor of God’s redemptive work through salvation. (…Continued)

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The Ministry of Reconciliation – Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Day 3

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jan 25, 2013  /     Crusade Photos, Posted from Abidjan Ivory Coast  /     11 Comments

I’m sitting in my room here in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. I’ve just returned from the crusade field and I am absolutely overwhelmed. Oh how I wish that you could have seen it with your own eyes. The power of God swept across that field in such a phenomenal way. So many cripples were healed I ran out of room on the platform – they started passing their crutches and wheelchairs forward and we stacked them in a heaping pile on the platform. (See the attached pictures)

A woman who was crippled and mute covered her face and sobbed uncontrollably, tears were gushing out of her eyes. It was so precious; I had to choke back my own tears. Then she told me that she was a Muslim! So I asked her if she knew who had healed her. She said, “Jesus of Nazareth!” (…Continued)

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A Spiritual Landmark – Abidjan, Ivory Coast – Day 2

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jan 24, 2013  /     Articles, Crusade Photos, Posted from Abidjan Ivory Coast  /     1 Comment

Tonight the crowd nearly doubled to 145,000! The head bishop of the fellowship of churches here in Abidjan, Ivory Coast leaned over to me on the platform and said, “These are the biggest meetings we’ve ever seen.” The pastors, chairmen and bishops are all “over the moon” with excitement. This is clearly a historic event and a spiritual landmark for the Church and for the nation.

Tonight as I was interviewing those who had testimonies of miraculous healing, the crowd started chanting “Je-sus, Je-sus, Je-sus” so loud that it was difficult to hear the testimonies. From all over the field shouts of joy were constantly erupting as the sick were being healed. The level of faith and zeal is something truly extraordinary – even in our experience! (…Continued)

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How Do I Know When God is Speaking?

By Daniel Kolenda   /     Jan 24, 2013  /     Articles  /     6 Comments

So you think God has spoken to you, but you’re not completely sure? We’ve all been there. The truth is that sometimes God’s voice is easy to recognize, and sometimes it’s not. If there is a question in your mind about whether or not something you’re sensing is from God, there are some practical ways […]

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