In our Women’s Bible Study, I sometimes like to show inspirational videos from YouTube when we are in between Life Group studies from our church. Last week we watched some of the videos about Reinhard Bonnke. He was a ‘simple’ German missionary in Africa. He ended up leading millions to Christ through large gatherings. The ladies loved watching these videos, so I thought you might be blessed by them too.
Here is his beautiful story:
I remember hearing about him years ago. As he mentions in the video, he had dreams of Africa being covered by the Blood of Jesus in 1972. Later he learned it was the very same year that a very famous evangelist in Africa decided to stop doing large crusades. He shivered like a leaf when he realized that his calling may have been because this other man stopped. God uses men and women who are willing to say ‘YES’ to his call on their lives.
Here’s a 5-minute video of the outreaches he did in Nigeria. Amazing!
I have heard him describe himself not as a ‘Great Man of God’ but rather as simply a man with a ‘Great God’. God equips us as we step out and serve Him by serving others.
Years ago I was in a Small Group with Randolph & Johanna Michaelsen. We were meeting in an apartment community room and an agitated young woman came in off the street. She said, “You Christians say you have to love God with all of your heart but there are so many hurting people that need love. You should be helping them instead!” Randolph had the perfect answer for her.
He replied that it was true God wants us to love him will all our heart. But, what she didn’t understand was that when we love God will all of our heart, He gives us all of His Love. Then, we can go to hurting people and love them with His Love that far exceeds what we could have done with our own strength.