The long-awaited time has come and Jesus Festival in Ubon Ratchathani started solemnly. People from various regions of the province arrived to the event. Many of them found out about the Nights of Miracles from numerous advertisement posters placed all over the city.
The team of ushers, consisted of several hundreds of people and wear bright orange T-shirts, greeted people, helped them to come out of the transport vehicles and seated them around the field. Many sick people were brought to the service, among them were many paralyzed, crippled, deaf and blind. Severely sick people were brought by motorized rickshaws and were placed in the special tent near the platform.
About 300 transport vehicles – buses, pickups, cars and motorized rickshaws – brought people to Jesus Festival.
Christians of Ubon Ratchathani praised God singing and dancing in bright national costumes. Joyful atmosphere of anticipation of special miracles from God reigned on the field.
President of Christ for All Cities mission, pastor Henry Madava preached and said that God heals people nowadays and he told the story about Bethesda pool in Jerusalem.
«Now there is in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate a pool, which is called in Hebrew, Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of sick people, blind, lame, paralyzed, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain time into the pool and stirred up the water; then whoever stepped in first, after the stirring of the water, was made well of whatever disease he had». (John 5:2-4)
Though nowadays it is not necessary to go to Jerusalem and to wait until the Angel will stir up the water.
Jesus Christ is here in Ubon Ratchathani and he wants to heal the people.
Pastor Henry encouraged people to turn to God and most of them prayed the prayer of repentance and received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
Each new converted person received the New Testament as a gift as well as the book of pastor Henry «Being repentant let`s lay foundation» and also audio CD for those who can`t read. More than 500 people filled application forms, which will be distributed amount 40 churches of the city.
Afterwards pastor Henry prayed for healing and deliverance from various sicknesses. People all over the filed laid their hands on the sore spots expecting their miracle. God healed people and many of them came to the platform to share their testimony.
A lady who was paralyzed during several years rose up from her wheelchair and stood on her feet. Another woman couldn`t bend her knees without pain for 45 years. During the prayer the pain completely left her. Several other ladies left their canes and start to walk by themselves.
A man who suffered with paralysis could not speak clearly. But his speech was recovered and now he speaks clearly. A lady`s deaf ear was poped up and a man began to see with his eye which was blind for 20 years. A boy couldn`t unclasp his hand and was walking waddling. After the prayer his hands, legs and walk became normal.
It is important to note that live broadcast of Jesus Festival allows people from various countries to be a witness of what God is doing in Thai land. Services broadcasted on English, Thai and Russian languages. Many people watched and listened the service that day.
We are grateful to God for each miracle he performed that night!