It was a beautiful night in California as we walked into the Tent to see what God
was going to do. And God did such amazing things!
The night began with a powerful time of worship. I believe worship should be our
response to the revelation of God. And the job of the worship leader is to reveal
God to the people. The worship team from Destiny Church did just that.
Then Mario took the stage and said something very important, “No one ever
changed people like Christ. Everything changes when Christ touches you. It is
amazing what only He can do.”
He began to teach from Acts 4, when Peter and John passed by the crippled man
every day on their way to the temple. But on this particular day, they could not
pass by again without letting Christ change this man’s life. He proclaimed the
power of Christ to heal and the man was fully restored.
As a result of this miracle those who were in power felt threatened and tried to shut
Peter down. They admitted that it was a miracle which could not be denied. But
rather than rejoice that God had done this miracle and would do more for His
people Israel, they chose to threaten Peter and John and ordered them to no longer
speak in Jesus’ name.
That response was pure evil and was intended to maintain a lie. But the true Gospel
will not withstand a lie. When the Spirit of Christ gets in you, He will transform
The altar call is always my favorite part of the tent meetings. Watching God set
free all whose lives had been gripped by the evil one. Watching their joy as they
are transformed and made whole!
Hundreds of people came forward to receive Christ as their Savior. It was
beautiful. It was miraculous.
Mario taught for a while and then as always happens, a very obvious shift in the service occurred when the Holy Spirit begins to move among the people to perform miracles.