It is easy to say there are no words…it’s an often-used cliche. But tonight, there are no words. It is impossible for me to explain what my eyes saw tonight. It is hopeless to try to do justice to tonight. It is just too wonderful. The pictures do not do it justice. And I know that my words will not do it justice.
To begin with, nothing like this has ever happened before in Reno. It is impossible to appreciate the shift—as a direct answer to prayer—that came over this city tonight.
An unheard-of number of pastors came to support the crusade. Many homeless people and addicts came tonight. The crowd was 3 times larger than what we were told to expect. We exhausted every chair until it was standing room only.
What has me at loss for words is the atmosphere that was in the tent. Everyone knew my preaching couldn’t last long because the GLORY was intensifying. Then it began!
The miracle power of Jesus revealed itself first in a woman to my left. The Holy Spirit made it clear to me that a woman to my left was in a great agony—an agony that flooded her with pain and greatly impeded her limbs. Like a shot, she took off running. Totally pain free.
Her miracle touched of a rapid-fire burst of more healings. Many took Jesus at this Word and received a miracle. Some say that over 100 people were healed tonight—it could have been much more. All over the tent, people shouted and cried out as they discovered their sickness was gone. A dozen them marched to the front of the tent and started power-walking back and forth to demonstrate their healing.
A wave of power swept through the crowd bringing testimony after testimony healing– of heart disease, diabetes, and many, many more.
Then came the altar call. I told them they had to give up everything for Christ. We were shocked to see nearly 100 souls rush to the altar. There they met Jesus.
The powers of darkness were driven back tonight—God is fulfilling prophecies and there is a supernatural buzz across Reno. Tomorrow night is a miracle service. Bring someone if you possibly can. Come and see the impossible made possible!
Easter is not an inspirational analogy. It is not an anecdote preached in a wispy voice reminding us “the long winter will gave way to spring.” That’s like talking about the atomic bomb as if it were a disposable lighter.
Our programs do not make Easter better. The world can get better entertainment in many other places, under many other banners. The idea that organizational or stage dazzle can improve the Gospel is pure foolishness.
Easter is not polite. It won’t be ushered into the harmless category of other religious holidays.
On this day of all days, we must remember what separates the claims of Jesus from all religions on earth.
The difference is laid out in Acts 17: 31 “For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”
The difference is…He has given proof. The resurrection of Jesus is an imposing, unmatched event. It didn’t just happen…it is happening. Its evidence won’t go away. Its power never dissipated. Its blast radius has yet to be measured.
Opposition only increases its power. The more man tries to bury news of the Resurrection, the more it spreads. Just when the enemies of the Cross feel secure in debunking Easter, some new wrinkle is found, pushing atheism back to square one.
The Resurrection rips away your excuses. God has set a day of judgement…a day where everyone reading this, yea every descendant of Adam will stand before God to be judged. He will do it with JUSTICE.
To do it with justice—to justify such a day, God would first commit an act—an act so undeniable it destroys every excuse for rejecting Christ.
Gospel preachers should never apologize at Easter. They should proclaim. The proof demands it! It calls for all who hear to repent on the spot. There is nothing to mull over or go home and think about.
The difference is the proof and the proof is the difference.