In my entire life as a preacher I have not witnessed an event that has less to do with man and more to do with God. Here is what happened:
Last night Therese gave a testimony that proves beyond all doubt that God is healing in this revival . She told how one of the organs of her body had actually developed gangrene and began to destroy all of the vital organs of her body. She went on to tell how her arms and legs were devastated. She then described the moment of her healing and how instantly she was healed. She then said, “I went to my doctor and was tested for everything. He said that all of my sickness was gone!”
After this the altars filled with souls seeking to know Jesus.
Instead of a normal sermon, I taught a class on winning souls and exhorted the army to make soul winning the priority of this revival. I told them that the river of healing and the outpouring of fire will not cease so long as we win souls!
God rewarded our focus on souls with miracles. Oh how the power fell! Healings popped in the room and soon we were overcome by the anointing of the Holy Spirit.
This is when it happened! A woman was picked from the audience and was told all about her agonizing battle with bone and joint disease. She was asked to walk. At first she took baby steps and then she simply went into a frenzy. She was sprinting and leaping and almost knocked people over. The fire hit her harder than anyone I have ever seen!
The Santa Rosa Fire continues to baffle and amaze! This should have been a horrendously off night, instead it was nearly a record crowd. Let’s examine the facts:
-It was the first week of school. This means that parents are scrambling to cope with new schedules for their children. Churches notoriously avoid events at this time. Yet, the attendance was up and the people show no sign of a letup.
– Church attendance languishes in Northern California. Many churches only meet on Sunday mornings, yet we are packed every night.
-Summer audiences are fickle. Even the blockbuster movies see a steep drop off after the first week a film is released. The Santa Rosa Fire continues to increase in overall attendance after nine consecutive weeks. Each night, new people make up 25 to 30% of the audience. Christians are bringing their unchurched friends and loved ones. The altars are always full and generally the call for souls comes near the beginning of the meeting.
The people seem to overcome major obstacles effortlessly. They have changed their lifestyle to make room for the outpouring of God.
The word is spreading fast about the Santa Rosa Fire. Videos appear on Facebook and sites showing the power of God hitting people and healing them. We are getting word from other nations who are praying that the fire will spread.