Lakeland Revival Going Strong - and Global

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Something awesome and powerful has been happening in Lakeland, Fla. every night for the past month: Revival!

Thousands of people have been lining up twice a day, longing for a physical or a spiritual touch from God.

Now, it's spreading to other countries as services are streamed live on the Internet and broadcast globally by GOD-TV.

Scores of sick people have reported being healed after attending the services, where Canadian evangelist Todd Bentley has preached.

"It's historic in the sense that it's a media revival. We're in 214 nations a night. Potential audience of 400 million. We get hundreds of stories a day of people that are around the world getting healed watching the broadcast. It's contagious through media," Bentley said.

It has even motivated some people to catch a flight from across the world to experience the revival for themselves.

John Darnell was in Australia watching the services online. He was so moved by the event, he immediately booked a flight to Florida.

"Absolutely I believe! Miracles happen. God is real. Jesus is alive and the world doesn't know," Darnell told Tampa's CBS affiliate.

The crowds have grown so large that services had to be moved to the Lakeland Civic Center, from Ignited Church where it began.

On some nights, nearly 6,000 people have tried to get inside. They then moved the event to Auburndale Life Church when they could no longer hold the services in the Civic Center.

Now, other pastors and leaders are offering words of encouragement, admonishing Bentley to continue having the revival as long the Lord is moving, according to Charisma Magazine.

"Todd, you need to keep going in these meetings as long as the Lord is moving. I feel that this is a prophetic sign that another wave of revival is coming to North America," John Arnott, who pastored the historic revival at Toronto Airport Christian Fellowship in 1994, wrote a letter to Bentley.

The services have been going seven days a week since the revival broke out April 2. The revival has been extended indefinitely.

Sources: CBN News, WTSP Tampa-St. Petersburg, Charisma Magazine

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