The Elijah Challenge trains disciples, missionaries, and servants of God to proclaim the kingdom of God—especially to the gospel-resistant—very powerfully and fruitfully. The goal is the fulfillment of the Great Commission, the last mandate Christ entrusted to the Church before His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
Over the last 14 years the Lord has made us very fruitful, training tens of thousands of believers in over 40 countries and counting. Many of these servants of God are now preaching the gospel and laboring very fruitfully in harvest fields around the world. One of them witnessed approximately one million souls turn to Christ at a tent meeting in India.
Can we temper our cessationist position for the sake of winning those who want to plant the flag of jihad over the White House in Washington?
Indonesia—the fourth largest country on earth in population—has more Sunni Muslims than any other country on earth. Located in Southeast Asia, it boasts having the world’s largest unreached people group: a single tribe consisting of 50 million gospel-resistant Sunni Muslims known as the Sunda people. The Sunda tribe is just one of several large tribes in Indonesia consisting of Sunni Muslims. The radical Islamic group ISIS now committing barbaric atrocities in Iraq in creating their Caliphate consists of Sunni Muslims… read more
“I will get the job done as you have commanded me”
Which of the following two attitudes pleases the Lord more? “Yes, Lord, I will get the job done. Since you have commanded me to do it, I know you have authorized me to do it and will in fact enable me to get it done in obedience to your command.” OR, “I don’t know if I can do it, Lord, but I will do my best. But even if I fail, I know that somehow you will somehow get the glory.”... read more
It is argued by some that supernatural gifts have ceased, but what about power & authority?
In I Corinthians 12:7 the apostle Paul teaches about the nine supernatural gifts of the Holy Spirit. The clear purpose of these gifts is for building up the body of Christ—which consists of those who believe in and follow Jesus. “Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.” (NIV) The gifts of the Spirit are for the common good of the Body of Christ. That is unequivocally the function of the gifts of the Spirit…read more
10,000 Egyptians accept Jesus Christ
According to local organizer Campus Crusade for Christ, our campaign in Upper Egypt was the most fruitful one in the history of the state of al Minia, if not in the history of the nation of Egypt. Mr. Ashraf Kamel Shehata, who heads Campus Crusade for Christ for Upper Egypt, declared that the meetings exceeded his expectations and imagination. Approximately twenty thousand people attend the evangelistic tent meetings, and according to nationally-known singer Maher Fayez who led the worship in the meetings up to thirty percent of these were Musl__ms. Although we are still waiting on the official Campus Crusade report of the number of people who stood up to receive Christ at the invitations, our initial estimate is that ten thousand souls responded. Not only the power of Christ was demonstrated during the campaign, but also His love and compassion. One thousand people were treated in the medical clinics over the four days. These clinics were arranged by Coordinator Brent Knapton, who heads the ministry Window of Opportunity, joint sponsor of the Egypt mission trip. Many people came to the gospel tent meetings because they were drawn by our medical clinics which offered basically free medical treatment. As early as 5:30 AM, the sick began to wait outside the gates of our compound hoping to gain entrance into the clinic which would not open until 1:00 PM after the morning tent meeting… see more
“A turning point in the history of Christianity in Vietnam”
…On the third day there was a large Evangelistic Crusade where non-believers were invited to come to hear the gospel and receive healing prayer. This was the very first mass meeting since the fall of this country to communism decades ago in which a foreigner was invited to speak. It turned out to be even more historic than that. Never before in the history of this country under communism had such a meeting been known to take place…
My wife and I were taken to a hall completely crammed with thousands of people who had been waiting an hour before the start of the meeting. There was no place to sit down even for us. People with various debilitating infirmities had been physically carried to the meeting; the area to the side of the speaker’s platform was filled with people in wheelchairs. One pastor said that never before had so many gathered for a gospel meeting in this country during communist rule. Never before here had so many infirm people come to be healed by Jesus Christ. There was an air of expectancy.… see more
Doctors at major hospital unable to treat woman with advanced cancer and sent her home where she died
…When the young woman arrived back home her condition was terminal, and she passed away. That afternoon the people gathered for a “solat” ceremony which is customarily performed by the followers of Mohammed to pray that the deceased person will be received in heaven.
Meanwhile one of the local ministry leaders contacted “Pastor Mark” to inform him of what had happened to the young woman who had once believed in Jesus. When Mark heard the news he was very disappointed and could not accept that his ministry to the young lady had been in vain. Mark prayed to the Lord and received determination to exercise authority over a distance as had been taught in The Elijah Challenge—as he had often done.
Then he called the leader and instructed him to go to the dead woman and to tell her to wake up, and after that she was to meet with him [Pastor Mark] at Emmanuel Hospital in Bandung for a checkup. The leader was taken aback, and told him that she had in fact already died.… see more
The video below is a re-enactment of the 2013 miracle featuring some of the actual people involved, including the woman herself. “Pastor Mark” trained with The Elijah Challenge in 2003.
Pastor Simon Haqq of North India hosted The Elijah Challenge Training on various occasions beginning in the early 2000s. Since then he has witnessed very many miraculous healings as he preaches the gospel to Hindus in his Feeding Events and ministers to the sick as he was trained to do. Because of the powerful miraculous healings, news about his ministry has spread in India.
For that reason Simon was invited to preach the gospel and pray over the sick before a crowd of about 2,000,000 mostly Hindus in a sprawling tent spanning many acres of land, and to minister healing to the infirm in Jesus’ name. After he preached he invited the people to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Simon estimated that approximately 1,000,000 people responded to his call. That figure is based on the number people who stood close enough to the stage which he could see, with the assumption that the percentage of people responding remained fairly consistent all the way to the back of the tent which he could not see since it was so vast. …see more
By servants of God & disciples after they attended The Elijah Challenge Training
Now the Lord uses Subodh very powerfully and effectively to heal the sick, cast out demons, preach the gospel, and to train other servants of God throughout his native state of Orissa.
I am very happy to identify with you; I feel good doing the work of God with the proof [of miracles]. The result—what I have not seen for the past 16 years I have seen it in less than a year. What you taught me I have communicated the same revelation to hundreds of ministers and believers. I am currently in high demand by churches. I give glory to God.”
Thank you very much for the impartation, blessing and release. Because of it my life has never been the same. This is the result of your precious seed in my life. Thank you for imparting the Elijah Challenge into my life.