In his final message at his “farewell” crusade in Lagos, Nigeria, Christ for all Nations founder Reinhard Bonnke urged parents to ensure their children follow in their footsteps and accept Christ.
The 77-year-old native of Germany has reportedly led 76 million people to their Lord since 1974, and spent much of his five-day crusade in Africa passing the torch to a new generation of younger evangelists. In his final message, however, a portion of which was shared in a Facebook Live video, he added:
"You must come to Jesus if you want to go to Heaven. He will change your nature, He will change all evil habits. Peace will come to your family, and if your parents receive Jesus, your children will follow."
He also warned parents:
"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."
CfaN reports more than 1.7 million people attended the five days of meetings. Daniel Kolenda, president of the organization, noted:
"We faced an unusual level of resistance this week – such as I have not experienced in my time with the ministry. But the Lord spoke to us clearly that what we were experiencing was birthing pangs. Although this crusade was Evangelist Bonnke’s Farewell in Africa, it is really just the beginning of something new and wonderful. God has given me the vision for a 'Decade of Double Harvest.' I believe that over the next decade, we will see another 75-million people won to Christ and tonight was the beginning."
Kolenda said the ministry is “on the threshold of ‘even greater’ things.”