“Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them–to the Israelites.” – Joshua 1:2

I write this devotional in a prayer grotto at Every Home for Christ in Colorado Springs. The name of the grotto is Issachar, named after the sons of Issachar, who knew the times and what Israel ought to do.

At the time that I was writing this, we had just received the news that Reinhard Bonnke, the great evangelist of Africa, had passed away. At the very time of Reinhard’s passing, his spiritual son and successor, Daniel Kolenda, was preaching to tens of thousands in a Christ for all Nations (CfaN) crusade. Daniel wrote that there couldn’t have been a more fitting legacy to Reinhard’s life than thousands being saved at the moment of his passing. Many times you can discern the times and the seasons of historic shifts by the passing of great men of God into their eternal reward.

Two years ago, God spoke to us that when Billy Graham died, an evangelistic explosion would be released like there has never been before. Now, two years later, Reinhard Bonnke, whose crusades saw millions saved in one gathering, has died. For the past ten years we have pondered the passing of these two men and the coming of stadium Christianity, where mighty evangelists would rise and fill stadiums and thousands would be saved and healed and the media would not be able to ignore it. In fact, we put pictures of Billy Graham and Reinhard Bonnke on the walls of our prayer room. As we looked at these pictures of their massive gatherings, we cried, “Lord of the Harvest, hurl forth laborers into the harvest field!” We believe this is a sons of Issachar moment, to discern the times of a new generation who will arise with a double portion anointing of these two men.

In the transition from John the Baptist to Jesus, when the baton was being passed, Jesus, the ultimate evangelist, seized His moment, fasted 40 days, and came out in the power of the Holy Spirit. The earth has never been the same since!

Is the call to this 40-day fast at the very passing of Reinhard Bonnke an accident? No! With all my heart I believe the globe will fast 40 days and follow Jesus’ ancient pathway to power. The globe is in a moment of a divine reenactment of Jesus’ fast for Jesus’ power.

Lord, we thank you that Billy Graham and Reinhard Bonnke shook the world, but we believe that their ceiling is our stepping stone. Let men and women all across the globe seize their divine moment and lay hold of this 40-day fast for the greatest harvest in history! Amen.

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