Wednesday night the temperature outside the Tent dropped, but the fire inside the Tent increased. There was a great crowd that had come expecting the fire of God.
The Destiny Church worship team brought us quickly into the presence of the Lord, as they had last night. Toward the end of their time on stage, they sang the great song from the previous night, “Doing A New Thing.” It got the people up on their feet, dancing and rejoicing. Then they transitioned into, “Holy Spirit You Are Welcome Here,” and a sudden, sweet, tender presence of God was felt in the Tent.
When Mario took the stage, he talked about two words: Compassion and Compel.
“Then Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people. But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd” (Matthew 9:35-36 NKJV).
“Then the master said to the servant, ‘Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled” (Luke 14:23 ESV).
He combined these words with an illustration. If you woke up to see an Amber Alert had been issued, and then later you saw that very child, your compassion would compel you to save them. You would not tell that child to pray about considering the possibility of going home. No! You would grab them and rush them to safety at all costs.
Mario then applied the idea of ‘compelling’ to the people. He said you don’t have to go home and think about whether you should jump off the railroad tracks when the locomotive is about to crush you.
And once again, when the call was given, hundreds came forward to receive the free gift of salvation that Christ offers. They came forward to be freed and restored and made whole. It was a beautiful sight!
After this time at the altar, Mario was about to tell a story, but before he could, the presence of God filled the Tent. It was so sweet, yet so powerful. And after a few moments he began to call out healings that were taking place in the crowd.
A woman received healing from torturous pain in her head and neck. Her spine was healed, the nerves that had been affected were totally healed. Because of balance issues and pain, moving quickly had been impossible. Mario asked her to move her legs, and she began jumping. Then, as she was walking forward, she suddenly took off in a run and ran clear around the entire Tent. She was literally running and leaping and praising God!
Next, Mario brought a couple up onto the platform. The woman had been healed the night before, and between them, they revealed the backstory. They told how she had a broken ankle that had developed a blood clot. The clot traveled to her brain, then to her heart. When it burst, the clot ended up filling her lungs. The doctors told her she should have died three times, which was exactly what the Lord had told them through Mario, last night. The woman was so excited she could hardly stand still. Her legs were shaking. She began jumping, and dancing, and if she hadn’t been on the stage, she likely would have taken off running again. She was radically healed!
Next, a woman was called out who had been told by her doctors that she wouldn’t live, that she didn’t have much time left. But God removed that ‘expiration date’ from her life.
The woman who had been healed last night and had run around the Tent was called out. It was her turn to lay hands on someone else. Her husband was healed in his knees and back, and two valves in his heart were healed.
God’s presence began to move through the audience, healing lives and bodies as He moved. We will only learn about the healings later, because so many were healed, and will only discover they have been made whole, later.
Mario had the people pray in the language of the Holy Spirit. God’s anointing was falling on people. The fire of God roared through the Tent as the people prayed.
Next, Mario asked everyone who needed healing to put their hand in the air. He then called on a woman who had a skin rash, but who felt her condition wasn’t worthy of putting her hand in the air. Mario told her she was being healed.
Someone else was healed of neuropathy in their feet. One man’s heart, lungs and the blood vessels going to his brain were healed. The Lord said that this was being done in order to extend his life.
Mario then had all the people lay hands on and pray for those around them who had their hands raised. The power of God began moving throughout the Tent and healing the people who were being prayed for.
It was not the night we had expected, but it was the night God intended. It was perfect, it was powerful, and it was the holy fire of the Lord! All glory to Him!
There is still one more chance to come see this powerful move of God. You don’t want to miss it!
Tonight, November 17 @ 6:30 pm
Placer County Fairgrounds
700 Event Center Drive, Roseville, CA