Originally published in Charisma News
Many openly accepted Christ on the final night of the Leading the Way to Revival in Indonesia gatherings at Istora Stadium in Jakarta, despite a death threat on a pastor instrumental in inviting people to the three-day event.
Michael Youssef changed his sermon on the afternoon of the event when he felt the Lord leading him to preach on “the pearl of great price”—Christ Jesus. Hundreds of men, women and children received the message of the eternal worth of Christ Jesus and accepted Him as their Savior and Lord.
It emerged that one of the pastors was visited by a man in his home who threatened to kill him if he continued to bring people to the evangelistic event. The pastor soon discovered there had been a plot to kill him involving 30 people, but God supernaturally protected him and his family.
“It was more important that those I brought hear the gospel,” explained the pastor, when asked why he attended the event and brought his family and friends rather than staying home.
The three-day revival attracted thousands of people to Istora Stadium, and approximately 1,000 came forward to accept Christ over three nights. Youssef’s messages also reached many more millions of homes across Indonesia and around the world via live broadcasts on eight satellite networks and online streaming.
“There are so many who need to continue to hear the gospel, and that is why this revival is just the beginning of the work God is going to do through Leading the Way in Indonesia,” Youssef says.
“Leading the Way will continue to expand our gospel work in Indonesia through radio, television, the KINGDOM SAT and solar-powered Navigators to reach the lost and equip even more believers to passionately proclaim the uncompromising truth of Christ.”