Tonight is the last night of the Gospel Crusade here in Abakaliki, Nigeria. Right now I am standing in the midst of the people in this gigantic crowd of 360,000. Evangelist Bonnke has just finished preaching the Gospel and is now praying for the sick. We have been told that Abakaliki is a tough place for evangelism, but the Lord has broken through, and another mighty harvest of souls has taken place.
Last night I had the opportunity to preach the Gospel again. I also prayed for the people to receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit and prayed for the sick. There was a mighty flood of salvation and healing. Tonight a witch doctor testified that last night he and his whole family received Jesus. They burned their witchcraft items in the big barrels and have confessed Jesus as savior.Burning Witchcraft ItemsThe Ex-witch Doctor and His Son
One woman testified tonight that she had been blind for 15 years. She had left the meeting without receiving a miracle, but in the night she dreamed that Jesus came and touched her. In the morning when she opened her eyes, she could see!
There is much rejoicing here and when the people begin to dance the dust rises up in a thick choking cloud…it looks like the smoke at a rock concert. It is very different conditions from the last crusade in Agbor where most people were standing in the mud up to the ankles. Peter Vandenburg said to me, “We went from the mud hole to the dust bowl”. Whether through dust or rain or mud, the people come and Jesus saves.
Tomorrow we begin the long journey home. Please pray for protection in the sky and on the road.
I am looking forward to a short break now for the holidays with my family then we are off to Australia and New Zealand.
Thank you for all the prayers. The Kingdom of God has truly advanced this week and all of heaven is rejoicing. Praise the Lord!
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