Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke has preached his final message at his “farewell” crusade in Nigeria over the weekend, urging parents to make sure their children follow in their footsteps and accept Jesus Christ.
“We don’t understand with our brains, but with our hearts. That’s where the image of God is,” Bonnke said before a massive crowd in Lagos in a video posted on Sunday, delivering his final message of the five-night long event.
“You must come to Jesus if you want to go to Heaven. He will change your nature, He will change all evil habits,” the evangelist continued.
“Peace will come to your family, and if your parents receive Jesus, your children will follow.”
German-born Bonnke, who is said to have led around 76 million people to Christ since 1974, left the Nigerian audience with a story from Lesotho in his closing message.
“There was a drunkard, a father, and it was Sunday. The father wanted to go to the beer-house, but his little boy was there. It was raining heavily outside, and so he said to his boy, ‘you stay here until I come back,'” the evangelist began.
“The father left to drink himself up, and he forgot his son and he forgot everything, he couldn’t stop drinking,” he continued.
“Suddenly the door opened, and he saw that it was his son. He said, ‘son, I didn’t tell you where I’d go, how did you know I’m here?’ The boy replied: ‘Father that was very easy, when I opened the door, I saw your footsteps in the mud, and I put my feet into your footsteps, and now I’m here.'”
Bonnke spoke directly to the parents in the audience, and warned:
“Make sure that your children don’t follow you if you go to sin. You don’t just have prodigal sons, we have prodigal parents. In the name of Jesus, find them today.”
SOURCE: Stoyan Zaimov