Sunday, May 7, 2017

DELIVERED BY THE INVADER

Yesterday's post tells about how the crisis developed. -- Ada


A true story By Otto Kaiser
Professor at Global University
(Blog Guest of Ada Brownell)

Suddenly all the African Christians stopped, turned around, and looked to the sky. Everyone started jumping up and down, whistling, clapping their hands, and shouting. Angels appeared visibly all over the stadium and began putting out the fires.



            Not only did they put out the fires, but God did creative miracles. Not one human hair or part of any human skin was burned. Not one piece of clothing or blanket had a fire mark on it. The canvas above the platform returned to its original shape. The ground all around the vehicles and sound equipment and all over the stadium floor was burned, but not one fire mark could be found on any vehicle, on the sound equipment, or on any Christian. As soon as the fires were out, the angels disappeared.



            The people went back to the center of the stadium in front of the platform. In eight minutes, Brother Bernard Johnson began preaching again. He preached for another 20 minutes. That night, 552 human souls came forward in the altar call to accept the Lord Jesus Christ as Savior. Among them were many terrorists who were convicted by the greater power of God, and they became Christians.



            After the altar call, many phenomenal healings took place. That night the Lord completely opened the blind eyes of a 36 year old woman who was known all over the city of Suharto. Everyone knew her and knew that she had been blind. Over the eight day crusade, over 2,500 people accepted Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior. Nine months after the crusade, four new Assemblies of God churches were opened in Suharto.



            What God did 2,000 years ago, when he invaded planet Earth as a baby boy, he did for you. Jesus has experienced every possible experience you can go through. He is now your high priest who knows by experience what you are suffering and can meet your need. Jesus Christ died for your sins on the cross, and as you place your faith in Jesus, there is no sin in you by which demon powers can hold you. For the last 2,000 years, God has continued to triumph over sin, sickness, death, and demon power on planet Earth. What God did through Bernard Johnson in South Africa, he can do for you. The Bible says, "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8). What God has done for others he can do for you! But what should be our response to His goodness to us?



            Many years ago in Europe, an aimless young lad wandered into a dark, empty church. Though the darkness penetrated all around him, he saw a beam of light coming through a stained glass window in the front of the church. The young lad was drawn forward to the light and found it rested on a cross on the altar. At the bottom of the cross, the young lad read these words, "this I did for you, what are you doing for me?"



            Through these words, "this I did for you, what are you doing for me?" The Holy Spirit convicted this aimless young lad. He dedicated his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. The name of this young lad was Nicklaus Ludwig von Zinzendorf. Zinzendorf later started the Moravian church through whom more missionaries went to the mission field than any other church of that time. Zinzendorf later had a profound influence on the life of John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist Church.



            This Christmas season, as we think about God's invasion of planet Earth in the form of a baby through a virgin mother, God is saying to you, "this I did for you, what are you doing for me?" Permit me to repeat those words, "this I did for you, what are you doing for me?"

           



References:



Johnson, Darrell. 1986. The Sleepy Invasion. Cassette Tape No. 39 Preaching Today.



Johnson, Bernhard. 1972. Missions Convention. Cassette Tape No. 0241. September 19, Central Bible College.