It was a Sunday night and the house was packed to capacity.
As we opened the door there seemed to be a wave of glory as we entered the building. It reminded me of a big truck as it would pass by on the highway, as the wind sweeps by you. I walked into the service with a man I had met only a few days before.
All the people were wondering what kind of evangelist had come our way. We already had every kind. I remember when I handed the service to Rev. James R. Dunn, a man who had been sitting on some backseats hidden from the congregation … he came from the rear of the platform where he hadn’t been noticed. He came humble yet with a dignified look, he stood at the platform silent … then he asked the vast audience to bow their heads and they did it. He said, “All Christians bow your heads – if you are a Christian bow your head. Everyone that is a sinner look at me, I want to help you.” They looked at him. They stood to their feet, then that group of people marched down to the front of the church – men women, boys and girls giving their hearts to Jesus.
There was a man that could command a crowd to do something and they would do it, without any preaching.
He preached that night and it was a sermon direct from the throne of God. Well, I wouldn’t call it a sermon – it was a message. There is a difference between a sermon and a message. This man had a message from the heart of God to the heart of the people. At the end of the message we saw results.
He did not call for a healing line. He did not give out cards with numbers for those who are sick and call for certain numbers to come forward. (As of days of old). Instead he walked down through the congregation and said, “You, you and you”, and told the people what was wrong with them; not publicly but privately. He said it did not concern the congregation. He picked the ones that had the power of God on them.
Some nights he preached and the other nights was taken over by the Holy Spirit, he stepped back and let God do what He wanted.
There was no advertising in any newspaper, bills, or radio. The Holy Spirit did it all.
Why this brief article?
Ps 145:4-6 “One generation will commend your works to another; they will tell of your mighty acts. ey will speak of the glorious splendour of your majesty, and I will meditate on your wonderful works. They will tell of the power of your awesome works, and I will proclaim your great deeds.”
Sign-gift ministry. W.V.Grant and J.R.Dunn.