Last night was the first night of the crusade, and it was truly a night of miracles. Pastor Ronnie Jr. brought the Word to a crowd of about 11,000, and when he gave the invitation for those wanting to give their lives to Jesus to come forward, an ocean of people swept into the forward area by the stage.
As we began to minister to those coming for salvation, a woman came up to me and asked me, in very plain English, to pray for her to be healed. About the time I began to pray for her, Pastor Ronnie Jr. told the crowd that if they wanted to get prayer for healing, or to be filled with the Holy Spirit, to come forward.
At that point, the ocean turned into a flood! Our ministry team was completely overwhelmed. As the throngs of people pressed in around us, the hunger of these people was tangible. At times, it was difficult to even move through the crowd. My videographer had to hand his camera to someone else, and help out on the ministry team. Members of the National Police even stepped in to try to assist us. It was an awesome sight to see such a crowd, so hungry for a touch from God.
As I moved through the crowd, I came to a place where some people led me over to a woman who was seated. She had a walker in front of her, and it was obvious she could not walk. They told me she was totally dependent on this walker to be able to get around. However, her friends and family who were with her were believing for her healing. As I prayed for her, our faith joined together for her healing. I stood in front of her, and she reached out for my hands and stood up. She began to walk, still holding onto my hands. After several steps, she let go, AND BEGAN TO WALK BY HERSELF… UNASSISTED! As those with her began to rejoice, she walked around… no walker… no one to hold on to. Hallelujah! We serve a God Who is still in the healing business!
By the end of the night, it was estimated that around 1,000 people made decisions for Jesus, with countless others coming for ministry.
It is now Day 2 of the Pastor’s Conference. I will be speaking today about spiritual warfare. Please pray for the nearly 100 pastors at the meeting. They are hungry for a fresh touch from God for their own lives, their families, their churches, their city, and their nation.