We are Marked with the Precious Blood of Jesus

As I have criss-crossed the world and Africa, I have become the focus of attacks of satan many times. In Africa, millions love me- I love them all! But there are a few who hate me and you know, shall I tell you who the ones are that hate me? They are the sorcerers. They are the witches because they say when Bonnke comes to town our business goes bankrupt. I take it as a compliment!

Many times, witches and sorcerers came to curse me. In one Crusade, four witches came and they said, “We’re going to curse Bonnke.” I didn’t know anything about such hocus pocus but this is what happened: four came and they said, “We’ll position ourselves at the four corners of his Crusade site.”

Then they were synchronising their watches and they said, “The same split second when Bonnke preaches, we’re going to call up evil spirits. We will hurl them against him on the platform and he will be paralysed.” I sat on my chair there. The singers were singing…far too long for my taste.

You know, when your gun is loaded, it’s a torment if you can’t pull the trigger. I sat there- I smelt nothing of demons at all. But when I sat there I felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit under me, around me, everywhere! Then they said, “Now, Evangelist Bonnke will come to the microphone.” And I said, “Hallelujah!” That one little “Hallelujah” was enough and it snapped four times. Snap! Snap! Snap! Snap! Those four sorcerers came together and said, “Bonnke is too powerful- we can never curse him.”

They got into contact with the biggest witch on earth and said, “Please fly to Africa. We’ll pay your first class ticket. Come and curse Bonnke.”

I don’t want to keep you in too much suspense but I already want to tell you that that was a 1st class mistake! That witch came. I was in another Crusade. Those four sorcerers were sitting in the middle of the crowd. That big witch was sitting in-between. I was sitting on my chair. I didn’t smell any devil. I felt the anointing. Hallelujah! Blessed be the Name of Jesus!

They said, “Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke is going to preach.” I jumped up and took the microphone and just said a little “Hallelujah!” That moment, that big witch that had come first class had an asthma attack. She started to wheeze, “I’m dying. I’m dying. Take me out!” They carried her out. I nearly went down to pray for her because you know we happen to pray for the sick!

Now, you say, “Reinhard, how do you know all this?” Good question! I tell you how I know all this: one of those four sorcerers came back. He stood in front of me shaking like a leaf in the wind. He told me the whole story. He said to me, “Bonnke, today I have seen that your Jesus is stronger than my Lucifer!”

Results!

“There, God has highly exalted Him and given Him a Name above every name!”

He said to me, “I want your Jesus.”

All devils were cast out of him!

My latest information is that he’s an evangelist filled with the Holy Spirit. There is power in the blood of Jesus! No matter what the devil works up, you don’t need to swallow what he cooks up! We are bought with a price! If I look after my property and you look after your property, God looks after His property! We are marked with the precious blood of Jesus!

We are not up for chances!

We are safe and secure in the arms of Jesus!


This extract is a transcription from a message by Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke entitled The Blood of Jesus. Watch the full message here.


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Rely on the Holy Ghost

My mind was taken back to a day in Oakland when some seniors came to my classroom and handed us small pieces of paper on which they had written verses of Scripture. We were three friends who used to attend Day Students’ Scripture Union together. These seniors were Executives of the Union and gave us foreknowledge that we would be preaching on the verses they had given us. As a form 1 boy, I didn’t give it a second thought, mainly because I was not ready to preach and I did not know how to preach. I had no eloquence whatsoever.
So the day came and we were supposed to read out the verse and share our understanding of it. I can’t even recall whether or not I read the verse before the day…but it’s quite interesting that it was from John 16, a chapter popularly referenced when sharing on the Person and the the Work of the Holy Spirit. I asked God for them to skip me and call someone else to read and share his verse, but it seems I was supposed to be called upon that day.
When the senior called me, I walked up to the lectern, quivering with the small paper they gave me in hand and my Bible. I opened to the portion and read it out. Then I said a few words I can’t remember…but I’m definitely sure that I messed up big time. One thing I know about me is this: if I do a presentation and I can’t recall anything I said months or years after, then I must have really messed it up. I marched to my seat, thinking to myself, “What was that? I don’t even understand what I read out.”
As I thought through that experience, I was humbled and grateful to God for His precious Holy Spirit, without Whom nothing in my life would work out well. He has really changed my life…well, there’s a lot more to learn and change.
Fast forward to form 3, here I was standing on a stage and preaching the Gospel with boldness to form 1 boys in the main Assembly Hall. When I called for those who wanted to be saved, they came forward in droves to receive Christ. As I reflect on this, I can’t help but give the credit to the Holy Spirit, who put His fire in my heart to tell of the love of Jesus!
Today, it is no different. My fear of addressing people about Jesus is gone and I can articulate His message with clarity and joy! The Scriptures are now beautiful to me and I seek to understand more and more, simply because He came into my life and changed everything. No wonder He says you have not been given a Spirit of fear, but of love, of power and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
The Holy Spirit is the single most indispensable Person for you as a child of God. He’s the One called alongside you (John 14:16). Acknowledge Him, recognize Him and rely on Him.
If you have not received the Holy Spirit, this is your opportunity to do so. Jesus said the Father would give the Holy Spirit freely to you if you ask (Luke 11:13). It’s time for you to receive a fresh anointing for living unto and serving the Lord.
Let’s pray:
“Father, thank You so much for the gift of your Holy Spirit. I’m glad you sent Him to help me in this walk of faith. I acknowledge Him today as my Comforter and I receive Him this moment. Father, please fill me with your Holy Spirit today that I may be a bold witness for Jesus and do your work. I receive utterance to speak with other tongues as your Spirit grants me, in Jesus’ Name! Amen!”