Dear Mission Partners, We have just returned from a very special and very emotional service. Tonight, Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke preached the Gospel for the last time on African soil after 50 years of powerful ministry. His wife, Anni and his children were with him on the platform. Our national directors and many ministry friends from […]
Dear Mission Partners, We just returned from the first meeting of the Reinhard Bonnke Farewell Crusade here in Lagos, Nigeria. Hundreds of the top spiritual leaders from all over Africa are present as well as nearly 400 international guests that have come with our group. It truly is a historic moment as we celebrate 50 […]
Today America celebrates one of its great leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. Although I am in Nigeria right now, I decided to honor the day by reading one of Rev. King’s great, but under-emphasized writings, “Letter from a Birmingham Jail.” I was both moved and inspired. I would encourage everyone to read the full letter HERE and share it with your family today.
Although Martin Luther King Jr’s main message was civil rights, his words, written in 1963 still ring with resounding truth like words of a prophet with fire shut up in his bones and carry a powerful message for the people of God today. Here are a couple of excerpts that I thought were especially profound…
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…
We arrived in Lagos, Nigeria last night and have spent the day resting, adjusting to the time zone and preparing for the intense week ahead of us. Tomorrow, early in the morning, we depart for Afikpo where the campaign will take place. Please keep our entire team in prayer this week and stay tuned for daily updates.
If you were suffering from terrible, chronic headaches and you went to see your doctor, he might write a prescription for something like Fioricet. “Don’t worry,” he’d say. “There’s a pill for that problem.”
If you had high blood pressure, the doctor might prescribe something like Benazepril. “There’s a pill for that problem too.”
If you were suffering from anxiety, depression or obsessive-compulsive disorder, he might prescribe something like Prozac. For every problem he has a pill. And if that pill causes another problem…don’t worry, he has a pill for that problem as well.
Are you intimidated when so-called “Biblical Scholars” attack the trustworthiness of the Scriptures? To preach the Word of God with boldness requires confidence in its authority, and it is upon this authority that our faith rests. (Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God). Satan knows that if he can put a wedge under the foundation of our faith he can topple it. In Focus on the Family’s “The Truth Project”, R.C. Sproul says, “If we can establish the existence of God and the trustworthiness of sacred Scripture, 90% of the work of the defense of Christianity has been solved.” No wonder the authority of the Scriptures is constantly under fire by those who seek to undermine the Christian faith.
The Post-Modern, liberal, higher critics that grace contemporary television shows and magazine articles are not the first to attack the authority of Scripture, and they surely won’t be the last. In self-conceit, puffed up by the tiny sampling of regurgitated information they have swallowed, they confidently conclude that the Bible is untrustworthy and flawed.