Saturday, December 7, 2019

In Memory of Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke

It is with great sadness that I heard Reinhard Bonnke went to heaven today. I have been inspired by his example and motivated by his fire. The first time I met him he told me, “That which is considered great today is going to be normal tomorrow!” His massive crusades are just the beginning of what God is going to accomplish in the area of mass evangelism!

Reinhard Bonnke (1940-2019) was born in Germany on the eve of World War II. After the war, his father pastored a small Pentecostal church in Krempe. From an early age, Bonnke knew God was calling him to be a missionary to the continent of Africa. At the age of eleven, he was filled with the Holy Spirit.

He attended a Bible school in Swansea, Wales that had its roots in the Welsh revival. On his way home from Bible school, he miraculously had an encounter with George Jeffreys (1889-1962), a famous evangelist who founded the Elim Pentecostal Churches.

He married Anni Sülzle in 1964. His denomination required every missionary to pastor for two years so right after they married, they planted a church in Flensburg, Germany. After two years, they moved to South Africa to serve with the Apostolic Faith Mission. He was sent to the Kingdom of Lesotho. It was known as the “boneyard for failed missionaries” but Bonnke achieved great success. He wrote a series of Bible lessons and distributed them to every house in Lesotho using a team of one hundred “bicycle-evangelists.”

While Bonnke was in Lesotho, God showed him a vision of a “blood-washed Africa,” an Africa washed in the blood of Jesus. Bonnke began to proclaim, “All of Africa shall be saved, from Cape Town to Cairo." 

Reinhard and his wife Anni spent seven years as missionaries in the country of Lesotho reaching out to people in the traditional way, but Reinhard became frustrated at the low number of salvations. In a mighty step of faith, in 1974, he launched his evangelistic organization which is now known as “Christ for All Nations.” The ministry held its first crusade in the national stadium in the country of Botswana. Out of the many churches in the city, only one small fellowship decided to help with the crusade. Bonnke was disappointed when only one hundred people came the first night. Yet, as he preached a powerful message, a man jumped up and shouted, “I’ve just been healed!” Other healings began to happen, and news spread across the city that God was doing miracles. By the last night of that first crusade, the entire stadium was packed. Thousands were saved and healed and twelve years later, when Reinhard returned to do another crusade in the city, the leader of a large denomination announced that eighty percent of his pastors had been saved in that first crusade.

His first tent seated eight hundred people, but later a huge tent was purchased to accommodate the massive crowds of people who began coming to Bonnke’s crusades. This tent seated thirty-four thousand people and covered three football fields, but the tent was too small. Soon, crowds of up to one hundred and fifty thousand people were attending each meeting.

As the size of the crowds multiplied, Reinhard started to hold his crusades outside on fields. He formed two crusade teams, one for east Africa and one for west Africa, so that the ministry could accelerate.

He gave away 103 million books in over 123 languages. He often held “Fire Conferences” to train church leaders for world evangelism. People flocked to his crusades because of the miracles which result from the mighty preaching of the word.

Reinhard often said he was “plundering hell to populate heaven” and the reports from one crusade prove that he accomplished exactly that. On November 12, 2000, 1.6 million people came to single crusade meeting in Lagos, Nigeria. Over thirty thousand pastors and church leaders attended the “Fire Conference.” In this historic, six day crusade, over six million people heard the gospel message. Blind eyes were opened, breast tumors disappeared, the lame walked, mutes began to speak, and many other miracles were reported. Six million booklets were passed out and over two thousand churches participated in following up on all the converts who were saved.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from Reinhard Bonnke:
We must plunder hell to populate heaven.
I have a vision of a blood washed Africa from Capetown to Cairo.
Africa shall be saved!
The church of Jesus Christ is not a pleasure boat, it is a lifeboat. From the captain to the cook, all hands are needed on deck for soul saving.
The Gospel is controversial? The color of a rose is only controversial in the house of the blind.
A church that does not seek the lost is lost itself.
Make the Great Commission our Main Ambition!
Many people call themselves evangelists and do nothing evangelistic. Evangelism is far more than traveling and speaking. Evangelists are not popular in the church today. But our job is a most honorable one. Sure some evangelists have made mistakes. But if some blow it, others do not. We are rescue workers.
When I was young, I went from prophecy to prophecy. Now I go from fulfillment to fulfillment.
After Bonnke was threatened by Osama Bin Laden, God told him, “You are Satan’s prime target for destruction, but you are my prime target for protection.”
Creation cost God nothing, salvation cost Him everything.
If you seek the saved, you produce conventions, if you seek the lost you produce crusades. Jesus came to seek and save the lost.”
An army needs a leader (Jesus), orders (Great Commission), soldiers (us), and weapons (Power of the Holy Spirit). Jesus said go, but He also said, “Receive the power of the Holy Spirit.” He does not send us into battle unarmed.
Without Jesus, we can do nothing. Without us, God does nothing. A lamp needs electricity, but electricity needs a lamp. Where can God’s power go without God’s servants?
God’s word is not a question mark, it is an exclamation point!
On the value of Mass Evangelism vs. Personal Evangelism Bonnke said, “There are as many methods as there are people. If sugar is mixed with sand, the elephant will not get it, but the ant will.”
I preach the A-B-C’s of the Gospel, but I study the X-Y-Z.
Prayer will not save the world. People must be told. The Gospel walks on two legs: Prayer and Preaching
On Being slain in the Spirit: If the Holy Spirit does not mind falling, then you should not mind falling.
Don’t wait for opportunities. Create opportunities.
The decision card is a bridge from crusade grounds to churches.
When asking pastors to support his crusade Bonnke said, “I bring my nets and I want to borrow your boats. I will leave every fish for you.”
Jesus did not die on the cross so that pastor’s could have a well-paid job. He did not raise from the dead just to raise our standard of living.
What is most important to God must be most important to us.
Those who do not succeed do not need criticism, they need help.
God’s words in my mouth are as powerful as God’s words in His mouth.
He was accused of building up false hopes with his messages about miracles. Bonnke replied, “The Bible is a message of hope. If you preach the original message, you will see original results.”
I seek the lost, Jesus saves them.
God has no maximum. He said, “Go into ALL the world.” He promised to pour out His spirit on ALL flesh. He desires for ALL men to be saved.
The less Holy Spirit we have, the more cake and coffee we need to keep the church going.
God always works with workers and moves with movers, but He does not sit with sitters.
The Gospel is ‘Good News’, not ‘Good History,’ because when it is preached, it happens.
I don't want to play with marbles when God told me to move mountains!
Don't accept the applause of men, and you won't be destroyed by their criticism.
Don't plan with what is in your pocket; plan with what is in God's pocket.
Jesus will lift you out of the deepest pit, but He will not lift you out of your easy chair.
Christianity, boring? So is television...if we don't plug in.
Those who forever seek the will of God are overrun by those who do it.
We can make an impression on this world if the world doesn't make too much impression on us.
The Gospel is a gospel of power or it is nothing at all.
Faith is a leap into the light, not a step into the darkness.
[Evangelism] is not a profession. It is a calling. The greatest thing in the world is to serve God.
I preach the simple ABC’s of the gospel. When I preach I am not trying to sound like a professor, or a Bible scholar, or a homiletics expert. I am helping people who are outside of the kingdom of God enter it by the blood of the Lamp.
God is the worker of miracles for his people. I believe the signs that followed Jesus as He walked the earth could - and should - be true in our world today.
I am not a healing evangelist. I am a salvation evangelist who also prays for the sick. God told me Africa shall be saved, not Africa shall be healed. Sickness is not the ultimate evil, therefore healing is not the ultimate good. Sin is the ultimate evil, and salvation is the ultimate good.
The day of reaping with a sickle is past. The time for the combine harvester has come.
An unpreached Gospel is no Gospel at all.
I was addicted to crusades. They fulfilled most every desire in my heart and left little room for anything of lesser importance.
There is no room for competition in evangelism.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Biblical Reasons to be Pro-Life

1. Every human being is important because humans are made in the image of God. 

- “So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27). This imago dei includes a baby still in her mother’s womb. 
- The Psalmist rejoices, “For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
 And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You,
 When I was made in secret,
 And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
 And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them”
(Psalm 139:13-16). 

2. God is intimately involved in the process of making each baby still in his mother’s womb. - “Did not He who made me in the womb make them?
Did not the same One fashion us in the womb?”
(Job 31:15). 
- “Thus says the Lord who made you
 and formed you from the womb, who will help you…”
(Isaiah 44:2). 
- Job reminds God, “Your hands have made me and fashioned me…” (Job 10:8). 
- How a child grows is a mystery even in the modern scientific age, but the Bible proclaims that God is involved in the process. “As you do not know what is the way of the wind, Or how the bones grow in the womb of her who is with child, So you do not know the works of God who makes everything” (Ecclesiastes 11:5). 

4. God orchestrates the birth of every baby. 
- “Shall I bring to the time of birth, and not cause delivery?” says the Lord.
“Shall I who cause delivery shut up the womb?” says your God”
(Isaiah 66:9); 
- “But You are He who took Me out of the womb;
 You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. I was cast upon You from birth.
From My mother’s womb
 You have been My God”
(Psalm 22:9-10). 

5. God has a plan for each baby before they are even born. 
Jeremiah was called to be a prophet before he was even conceived. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you: Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations” (Jeremiah 1:5). 
Isaiah echoed this same sentiment. “…The Lord has called Me from the womb;
 From the matrix of My mother He has made mention of My name”
(Isaiah 49:1). 

6. Abortion is murder. 
- Most people are familiar with the sixth commandment, “You shall not murder” (Exodus 20:13). It is even more grievous to murder the innocent, “Do not kill the innocent” (Exodus 23:7) and who is more innocent than an unborn baby? 
- Solomon in his wisdom condemns the “…Hands that shed innocent blood” (Proverbs 6:17). This condemnation would include abortion doctors who are paid to kill innocent babies. “Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person” (Deuteronomy 27:25). 
- The sixth commandment is again mentioned in the New Testament and even strengthened by the additional motivation of love, “For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not bear false witness,” “You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfillment of the law” (Romans 13:9-10). The killing of a baby in the womb is the antithesis of love. 

7. It is deeply evil to kill babies for the sake of convenience. 
- The sacrificing of children to false gods is strongly condemned. “They served their idols,
 Which became a snare to them. They even sacrificed their sons
 and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood,
 the blood of their sons and daughters,
 whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan;
 and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works,
 and played the harlot by their own deeds”
(Psalm 106:36-39). 
- The modern day equivalent may be sacrificing one’s children on the altar of convenience or for the sake of a career. The prophet Hosea describes the horror of those who kill babies in a mother’s womb. “Samaria is held guilty, For she has rebelled against her God.
 They shall fall by the sword,
 Their infants shall be dashed in pieces,
 And their women with child ripped open”
(Hosea 13:16). 
When children were sacrificed on the red hot arms of Moloch, drums were beat so the parents would not hear their screams. Today, the unborn are sacrificed in the name of abortion. It’s legality does not silence their screams.

8. Even in the case of rape it is not right to kill the unborn fetus. Two wrongs do not make a right. 
- The baby in the womb should be allowed to live even if his father committed a horrible crime, “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself” (Ezekiel 18:20). 

9. To defend the innocent is the duty of every Christian.  
- In contrast to the condemnation of those who kill the innocent, one is commended for defending the innocent. “Defend the poor and fatherless;
 Do justice to the afflicted and needy. Deliver the poor and needy;
 Free them from the hand of the wicked”
(Psalm 82:3-4). 
- In fact, if one knows the innocent is being killed and holds back from saving them, God will not fail to judge the one who fails to act, “If you faint in the day of adversity,
Your strength is small. Deliver those who are drawn toward death,
 And hold back those stumbling to the slaughter. If you say, “Surely we did not know this,”
Does not He who weighs the hearts consider it?
 He who keeps your soul, does He not know it?
And will He not render to each man according to his deeds?
” (Proverbs 24:10-12). 

10. Throughout the Bible, children are a blessing from the Lord. 
- “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
 So are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
 They shall not be ashamed,
 But shall speak with their enemies in the gate”
(Psalm 127:3-5). 

11. Even babies in the womb can be used by God. 
- When Mary, the mother of Jesus, entered the house of her cousin Elizabeth, the baby in Elizabeth’s womb leaped for joy. Elizabeth calls the baby in Mary’s womb “blessed.” “Now Mary arose in those days and went into the hill country with haste, to a city of Judah, and entered the house of Zacharias and greeted Elizabeth. And it happened, when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, that the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Then she spoke out with a loud voice and said, “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! But why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For indeed, as soon as the voice of your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy” (Luke 1:39-44). 

12. The fetus in the womb is a human being. 
- Is a fetus in the womb a human being? The Bible answers, “Yes!’ For example, the book of Job equates the unborn child with the born child. It makes no distinction between a fetus and an infant. “Or why was I not hidden like a stillborn child,
Like infants who never saw light?”
(Job 3:16). 
- In a similar way, if a man hits a woman and causes her to miscarry, he is responsible just as if he had killed a grown man. “If men fight, and hurt a woman with child, so that she gives birth prematurely, yet no harm follows, he shall surely be punished accordingly as the woman’s husband imposes on him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, stripe for stripe” (Exodus 21:22-25). 
- When Rebecca was about to give birth to Esau and Jacob, the twins are called “children” while they are still in her (Genesis 25:22). 

Monday, October 28, 2019

Should Women Preach?

Recently, John MacArthur told Beth Moore to "go home" because he does not believe in woman preachers. What do I think about woman preachers?

I like what Reinhard Bonnke said in response to the question, "Should women preach?" He replied, "If I was a drowning man, I would not care if it was a man or a woman who tossed me a life line." There are too many people dying and going to hell to tell over 50% of the body of Christ they are not able to preach. Philip the Evangelist had five virgin daughters who prophesied, in order to prophecy those girls had to be able to speak. God does use woman, especially if He can’t find men. If He cannot find a woman, He will use a child. If He cannot find a child to preach, the rocks will cry out. The Gospel must be preached and God is willing to use any gender who is willing to be used.

* Deborah was a judge in the Old Testament (Judges 4:4).

* “The Lord gives the command; The women who proclaim the good tidings are a great host” (Psalm 68:11 NASV).

* The woman at the well brought her whole village to Jesus (John 4:29-30).

* Woman were the first to announce the good news of Christ’s resurrection (Matthew 28:7-8).

* Peter prophesized that your sons and daughters would prophesy (Acts 2:17).

* Priscilla helped to explain the Gospel to Apollos (Acts 18:26).

* The daughters of Philip the evangelist prophesied (Acts 21:9).
* The daughters of Philip the evangelist prophesied (Acts 21:9).
* Junia was likely a female apostle (Romans 16:7).
* In Christ, both male and female are equal. “…there is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:28 NKJV).

I am thankful for women preachers like Beth Moore, Joyce Meyer, Sharon Daugherty, Marilyn Hickey, and my wife, Jessica Shen King. The sinful world needs to hear their voices preaching good news!

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Woe to Me If I Preach Not the Gospel

This month I was asked to be on the advisory board of the Next Generation Alliance (NGA), an organization dedicated to helping evangelists. Over 700 evangelists from a broad spectrum of Christianity are members of the NGA. By serving on this board, I will be able to encourage and train evangelists. Because of this new opportunity, your support of our ministry will be multiplied in a mighty harvest of souls around the world.

Daniel King Showing Luis Palau
a picture of the Kid's Fest in Juarez, Mexico
The Next Generation Alliance is led by Evangelist Luis Palau, who is known as the Billy Graham of Latin America. When I was fourteen years old, he came to Juarez, Mexico to do an evangelistic festival. I was invited to minister to 7,000 children at his KidsFest. It was partially his example that put the dream in my heart to be an evangelist.

If you are an evangelist, I encourage you to join the NGA. Click here for more info. 

Luis Palau shared a powerful message on evangelism recently. He read from 1 Corinthians 9 and made three big points.

1. WOE to me if I do not preach the gospel!
Paul writes, For when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, since I am compelled to preach. WOE to me if I do not preach the gospel!” (1 Cor. 9:16)

What drives this idea of “WOE?” We feel “WOE” because we do not want to make God upset. We feel “WOE” because our hearts are moved with compassion for the lost. We feel “WOE” because we know the lost are only a footstep from hell.

As an evangelistic ministry, we feel compelled to preach the Gospel. We preach the Gospel because we love the lost. We will not give up preaching the Gospel no matter how hard it is or what obstacles we face.

2. We are called to WIN souls.
Paul continues, I have made myself a slave to everyone, to WIN as many as possible. To the Jews I became like a Jew, to WIN the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law…so as to WIN those under the law. To those not having the law I became like one not having the law…so as to WIN those not having the law. To the weak I became weak, to WIN the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some.  I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.” (1 Cor. 9:19-23)

Five times in this passage, Paul mentions the word “WIN.” He says he wants to WIN as many souls as possible. He becomes all things to all people so that he can save people from hell.

The word “WIN” implies warfare. Evangelism is the epitome of spiritual warfare. When we preach the Gospel, Jesus is the winner and the devil is the loser. Winning is important to God.

As evangelists, we use our words to persuade people. We can never have enough converted. We still have more people to reach for Jesus. We are in a battle and we want to WIN the fight for every soul!

3. We are called to RUN for a prize.
Paul writes, “Do you not know that in a race all the runners RUN, but only one gets the prize? RUN in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone who competes in the games goes into strict training. They do it to get a crown that will not last, but we do it to get a crown that will last forever. Therefore I do not RUN like someone running aimlessly…” (1 Cor. 9:24-25)

Four times, Paul mentions the word “RUN.”  We RUN to get a prize. Paul preached for a reward. The Lord motivates the soul winner with the promise of a reward.

An evangelist is always on the RUN. We are in a hurry. We RUN to the next place to preach the Gospel. We RUN as fast as we can because time is passing quickly. When God opens up a door, it is important for us to RUN through the door before the door closes.

We need to take advantage of open doors. We do not dare give up preaching no matter how hard it is. We continue to RUN because there is an everlasting crown that is waiting for those who WIN the lost.

So, in 1 Corinthians chapter 9 we find these three important words: WOE, WIN, RUN. Today I encourage you with these three sentences that motivate me:  
WOE if we preach not the Gospel.
WIN as many as you can.
RUN through every open door.

Thank you so much for all you do to help us to WIN souls and to RUN to the nations! You are so valuable to us and we appreciate you.

Excited About Reaching the Lost,

Daniel King

P.S. In a few short weeks, we leave for our next Gospel crusade in the Buddhist nation of Burma (Myanmar). We still need funds to pay for this outreach. Will you help us rescue people from hell with the Good News of Jesus Christ? I’ll be waiting to hear from you. Thank you for your generosity!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

God Moves in the Dominican Republic

Can God transform an entire city? Our whole family decided to travel to the city of Barahona in the Dominican Republic to find out.

The plan was simple. A series of outreaches would target different segments of society and then a crusade of healing and salvation would be held in the middle of the city. A team of over forty people came including evangelists Daniel King, Jack Myers, and Pastor Tod Delay.

The team spread out across the city looking for people who needed Jesus and to invite them to the crusade. When the team spotted a basketball game, the court quickly became a platform for talking about Jesus. A game of dominos became a chance to give an altar call. At an outreach to baseball players, 121 young men gave their lives to Jesus.

The team ministered in churches across the city to encourage local believers to be soul winners. All the pastors in the city were invited to a formal banquet and the team served them food and ministered to them. A TV channel invited us to talk about miracles. At the women’s conference, Jessica and our seven-year-old daughter Katie Grace ministered to the women. Our nine-year-old son Caleb was in charge of taking all the pictures and video.

On the first night of the crusade, a crowd gathered together. As Jessica led the people in a worship song, rain began to pour. But Jessica kept singing and the people stayed. Then I preached and souls were saved! Each night the crowd grew in size as people heard about the miracles God was doing. By the time the crusade was finished, great joy filled the city. A total of 492 people were saved. 

Thank you for supporting the King Family on our mission trip to the Dominican Republic. Because of your prayers and your support a city was transformed for eternity.

Check out the pictures below to see what God did in the Dominican Republic. I am working on putting together a video for you to watch so you can see with your own eyes the miracles God did. I will be sending that to you soon so keep your eyes out for the video report.

Winning Souls,

Daniel King

Monday, June 17, 2019

Empowered21 Meeting in Bogotá, Colombia

Recently I had the opportunity to attend an Empowered21 conference in Bogotá, Colombia. It was hosted by Billy Wilson, president of Oral Roberts University, and George O. Wood, leader of the Assemblies of God denomination. Over 15,000 leaders from 41 nations participated from Latin America and around the world. The focus of the conference was to talk about the power of the Holy Spirit.

I was invited to attend as part of the Global Evangelists Alliance, a group of thirty of the world’s top evangelists. We discussed strategy for taking entire nations for the cause of Christ. The goal of Empowered21 is to impact each person on earth with the power of the Holy Spirit before 2033, the two-thousand-year anniversary of the day of Pentecost. I am excited to be part of this group of leaders because together we can accomplish something great for the kingdom of God.

The highlight of the conference was on the final night when a minister preached about the Holy Spirit and began to pray for people. Thousands of people were touched by the power of God.

We Need the Power of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is not a thing. The Holy Spirit is not a white cloud. He is not an impersonal force like gravity or magnetism, nor is He a mystical “Force” like in the movie Star Wars. The Holy Spirit is not an “it” but a “He.” He is a Person, a distinct entity in the Triune Godhead. The Holy Spirit is not fire, but He appears like a tongue of fire. He is not a dove, but He did descend like a dove. The Holy Spirit is a Person with a personality. He has intellect, emotions, and a will.

1. The Holy Spirit teaches (John 14:26).
2. The Holy Spirit guides (John 16:13).
3. The Holy Spirit reveals Jesus (John 16:14).
4. The Holy Spirit seals believers and acts as a guarantee (2 Corinthians 1:21-22).    
5. The Holy Spirit distribute His gifts to the church (1 Corinthians 12:11).

The Holy Spirit was intimately involved in every detail of the early church and we need the same move of the Holy Spirit in the church today.  Unfortunately, in many of our modern church activities we have forgotten to include the Holy Spirit. A.W. Tozer wrote, "If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95% of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95% of what they did would stop, and everybody would know the difference.”

Look at what happens in the Book of Acts:
* In Acts 1, the Holy Spirit is promised.
* In Acts 2, the Holy Spirit spontaneously comes upon the disciples as they pray in the upper room and they all begin to speak in tongues. This miracle is accompanied by a mighty rushing wind and tongues of fire that hovered above the heads of the disciples.
* In Acts 4, the Holy Spirit comes upon the disciples again and refills them.
* In Acts 8, the Samaritans were filled with the Holy Spirit when apostles Peter and John laid hands on them.
* In Acts 9, Saul is filled with the Spirit when Ananias laid hands on him.
* In Acts 10, the Gentile Cornelius and his entire household are spontaneously filled with the Spirit and begin to speak in tongues while Peter is still speaking.
* In Acts 19, the believers in Ephesus are filled with the Holy Spirit when Paul lays hands on them.

No one can put God in a box. There is no set formula for how God moves. Each time someone is filled with the Holy Spirit in the Book of Acts, the sequence of events is different. The Holy Spirit is always doing the same things, but He is always doing them differently. Some people are filled with the Spirit when a minister lays hands on them. Other people are filled with the Spirit when an anointed preacher is preaching. Other times the Holy Spirit falls on a roomful of people praying. The Holy Spirit comes in many different ways and at many different times. The Holy Spirit is not a commodity to be bottled up; He is a living entity with a will. He moves as He wants to move.
Everything the Holy Spirit did in the Book of Acts, He is still doing today. David duPlessis (known as Mr. Pentecost) said, “The New Testament is not a record of what happened in one generation; it is a blueprint for what should happen in every generation until Jesus comes.”
Be Filled with the Holy Spirit!
I pray you would experience a new infilling of the Holy Spirit in your life. The Holy Spirit will teach you, guide you, comfort you, and help you every day of your life. If you want more of the Holy Spirit’s power in your life, take a moment right now and pray, “Holy Spirit, fill me now!”

Loving the Holy Spirit,

Daniel King  

P.S. This month our entire family is going on a mission trip to the Dominican Republic for a big Gospel Crusade and Pastor’s Conference. Please pray for thousand of people to be saved! We still need money in order to complete the budget for this soul-winning crusade so your financial gift is both urgently needed and appreciated. Thank you!

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Daniel Earns a Doctorate of Ministry

Exciting News! I just graduated from Oral Roberts University with my Doctorate of Ministry degree. Now I am officially Dr. Daniel King.

This doctorate degree is the culmination of many years of study and I am thankful the work is finally finished.

God’s Miracle Provision
When I was eighteen years old, my parents told me they wanted me to attend Oral Roberts University. They also explained since they were missionaries in Mexico they did not have the money to pay for me to go to college. My father said, “Daniel, you need to use your faith to believe God for provision for your schooling.”

The summer before I started ORU, I considered getting a job flipping burgers in order to save up a little money to put toward tuition for my first semester. But, after doing the math, I realized I would quickly run out of money if I got a job paying minimum wage.  
Since I needed a miracle, I decided instead of getting a job paying minimum wage, I would use my time as a seed and donate my time to my home church. For several months, I volunteered to serve full-time in the children’s ministry at Victory Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma. 

When my first semester started, God miraculously provided for my tuition with a combination of scholarships and grants. It was a miracle, but that was just the beginning of the miracle. Let me tell you what God did…

Called to Learn
In undergrad my major was New Testament and I minored in Non-profit Business. I studied the Old and New Testaments, Biblical Greek and Hebrew, Exegesis, Hermeneutics, and general education classes like Humanities, Mathematics, and the Natural Sciences. I completed 139 academic hours of study, graduated summa cum laude, and was awarded the Senior Paper of the Year. The cost for my tuition and lodging was about $80,000.

A few years later I started my Master of Divinity degree. I studied apologetics, Christian ethics, ministering cross-culturally, systematic theology, how to preach a sermon, church history, counseling, and distinctives of Charismatic theology like healing and the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.  I completed 87.5 academic hours of study and graduated with high honors. The cost for tuition was about $33,000.

My Doctorate of Ministry degree required 32.5 academic hours of study at the highest level. The major focus of my research project was mass evangelism. The cost of tuition was about $21,000.

The cost of all my tuition for three degrees was over $134,000 and God provided it all!

My parents did not have to pay for my education. I never had to go into debt for my schooling. The cost of my tuition was covered supernaturally through scholarships, grants, and God’s favor. God gave me a $134,000 miracle!

I am thankful for my education. It is a blessing from God. All the reading and studying will help me be better at fulfilling the call of God that is on my life. Now that I am Dr. Daniel King, I expect that my enhanced knowledge and my increased credibility will open up new doors for me to preach the Gospel. 

Do you need a miracle?
So, how does my story relate to your life? You may not need to pay for school at this time, but I am sure there is some type of miracle that you need in your life. I believe that the same God who did a miracle for me, will do a miracle for you!

In the summer before I started ORU I gave my time as a seed into the kingdom of God and the Lord gave me a harvest of provision in the area of paying for my education. I encourage you to believe God for a harvest every time you plant a seed into the kingdom of God. Your seeds of time, love, and money are powerful and they will produce a harvest.

Thank you for sowing seeds into King Ministries. Our goal is to lead people to Jesus in every way we can. We cannot do it without you. Because of your faithfulness, I believe God will be faithful in providing for you!

Thursday, April 18, 2019

The Three Crosses

This week I am preaching a three-night revival at a church in Muskogee, OK. Since it is Holy Week, I have been sharing on the power of the cross. This is the time of year when we remember what Jesus accomplished on the cross and we celebrate His resurrection.

I am struck by the story of the two thieves that were hung on either side of Jesus. “When they had come to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him, and the criminals, one on the right hand and the other on the left…Then one of the criminals who were hanged blasphemed Him, saying, “If You are the Christ, save Yourself and us.” But the other, answering, rebuked him, saying, “Do you not even fear God, seeing you are under the same condemnation? And we indeed justly, for we receive the due reward of our deeds; but this Man has done nothing wrong.” Then he said to Jesus, “Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:33,39-43).

Three Crosses on Calvary
There were three crosses that stood on Calvary. Jesus was in the middle. On his right was a criminal who became a saint and went to heaven. On his left was a mocking criminal who went to hell.

One of these three crosses was a cross of Rebellion, one was a cross of Repentance, and the one in the middle was a cross of Redemption.

These two thieves represent all mankind. Jesus died for thieves. The truth is that all of us are just as guilty as these two men. “There is none righteous, no not one” (Romans 3:10). The Bible says, all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23).

These two thieves probably had a history together. It is possible they were arrested together and had a trial at the same time. Not only were they thieves, they could have been murderers too. Do you remember the story of the Good Samaritan when the man “fell among thieves?” This scenario was a common occurrence back in those days. It was common for thieves to lay in wait for a lonely traveler and to take everything he owned and even to threaten a person’s life. The two thieves were working together and taking people’s money. Now they have been caught and they are paying the ultimate price for their mistakes.

The two thieves were both bad men but they responded differently to Jesus. I doubt either of them ever went to one of Jesus’ meetings. But, they heard Jesus say, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do” (Luke 23:34). These words of forgiveness really impressed one of the thieves. But, the other thief was not moved at all. He was so lost in his sin that he was unable to recognize goodness.

The thief on the left and the thief on the right both looked at the man hanging on the cross in the middle, but they each saw something different.

One saw a criminal, the other saw a King.
One saw a simple man, the other saw God’s perfect Son.
One thought about the past, the other thought about the future.
One focused on what he was, the other focused on what he could become.
One got what the punishment he deserved, the other got the forgiveness he didn’t deserve. 
One experienced judgment, the other grace.
For one the Cross was an instrument of torture, for the other it was an instrument of mercy.
One was looking for a way down (escape), the other was looking for a way up.
One thief said, “No” to Jesus, the other thief said, “Yes.”

Who do you see when you look at the cross? Do you see a normal man or do you see the Son of God? Do you see a dead religious teacher from the first century or do you see a living Savior who has the power to save today?

In the same way that there was hope for this thief, there is also hope for you and for every sinner. I am just like that thief who said “Yes” to Jesus. I am not going to Heaven because I have preached to great crowds or read the Bible many times. I'm going to Heaven just like the thief on the cross who said in his last moment: “Lord, remember me.”

Aren’t you glad that you are a “yes” thief? The Bible says, “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved” (Acts 2:21). This is the simplest form of salvation, to recognize that one needs help and to cry out to Jesus. For the thief on the cross there was no time for baptism and no time for discipleship lessons. The man was saved because he cried out to Jesus in the time of his greatest need.

The fact that Jesus can save a thief who is hanging on a cross tells me there is hope for every sinner. No matter what you have done in the past, you can have a wonderful future with Jesus Christ. Even if you are a thousand steps away from God, it is only one step back. This is the message we preach around the world and I thank you for helping us to point people to the Savior hanging on the middle cross. It is through Jesus that everyone can be saved!

Pointing People to Jesus,

Daniel King

P.S. Your financial gift this month will help us as we prepare for a big crusade in the Dominican Republic. We are expecting thousands of people to be saved while we are there. Thank you for your faithful giving!