The Lord performed an extraordinary miracle during the Gospel Campaign in Sapele. Usually, these testimonies occur during the meetings on the field or platform. But this one took place on the sidelines where few noticed. As I was getting into the car with other members of our team after the meeting, a woman stopped me. […]
Last night after the service, a woman stopped me as we were getting in the car to leave. In her arms she held her dead 3-year-old son. I held the body for just a moment, prayed and then left. Tonight we heard the testimony; as we drove away, the boy came to life and he is now perfectly well! She shared the testimony tonight and the crowd went wild! All of Sapele is rejoicing. Praise the Lord!
The crowd grew to 200,000 tonight. The mood was bitter/sweet. We are all so thankful for what the Lord has done, but sad that it ends tonight. We may never see the beautiful faces of the people of Sapele again in this world, but one day we will meet at the feet of Jesus for all eternity. That is why we come. That is why we preach. That is why we pay the price to reach them. We will return home now with the knowledge that hundreds of thousands have heard the Gospel and an entire city has been impacted. What a privilege!
Today was the conclusion of the Sapele Fire Conference. When we arrived at the venue, early this morning, we were amazed to see that the crowd had literally doubled in size! The people had come to receive. Rev. Peter Vandenburg preached a poignant message about “Final Steps to Receiving the Power of God” and then I followed with a short teaching. When we prayed, heaven came down. Many thousands were touched. It was glorious!
Tonight, after the prayer for salvation, we also prayed for a mass baptism in the Holy Spirit over that huge crowd. As Evangelist Bonnke sometimes says, “On the day of Pentecost the crowd watched as the disciples were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Today, we watch as the crowd is baptized in the Holy Spirit”. These truly are the days of Harvest.
Momentum is building here in Sapele meeting by meeting on every front. Word is spreading through Delta state that Jesus is here, mighty things are happening and the people are running. Tonight the crowd increased to 135,000 and the response level was absolutely amazing! I feel as though I am preaching to dry sponges that soak up every word and savor it with joy. What a privilege to preach to such people!
Tonight we brought out the big metal barrels and burned witchcraft stuff. This is an area steeped in idolatry, but tonight, the people made a powerful statement best put by the words of the song they sang, “I will never worship a man-made god.” We all rejoiced as “the devils property” went up in a tower of flames.
The Gospel is not Good News for everyone. To the principalities and powers that have held Sapele in bondage for generations, the Gospel is a declaration that their demonic kingdom has come to an end. The keys of death, hell and the grave have been confiscated and Jesus Christ is Lord of all!
Tonight I preached about the power in the blood of Jesus to save, to cleanse, to heal and to protect. After the prayer for salvation, I called out the names of the local curses one by one and broke their power over Sapele in the name of Jesus! It was an emancipation proclamation and it seemed as if every one of the more than 100,000 people in attendance received it with dancing and rejoicing as though their day of Jubilee had finally come.
We have just returned from the first meeting of this Great Gospel Campaign here in Sapele, Nigeria where the atmosphere was absolutely electric! 75,000 people attended tonight’s opening meeting and brought with them an eager expectancy and hunger that was truly remarkable. As I preached, it felt as though the people were drawing on the anointing through their faith. I knew right away that mighty miracles would happen tonight and sure enough, after the prayer for salvation Jesus began to heal the sick. Here are a few of the testimonies we heard…