CBN News Producer : Enormous crowds turned out for Benny Hinn's recent outreach in India, despite attempts by radical Hindus to block the event.
It was apparent that their threats could not stifle the spiritual hunger so many were feeling. Hinn's ministry is calling it the largest healing service ever held in India, a three day "Festival of Blessings."
It was attended by an estimated seven million people, where God's power touched even non-believers.
Hinn described one servicegoer, "She's crying, saying, I am not a Christian, I am not a Christian. Is it okay that Jesus heals me. I am not a Christian.”
Hinn continued, “Of course it's okay, baby, it's okay. He loves you very, very much."
Mass prayers of salvation and numerous miracles took place in Bangalore, India. But Hindu extremist groups threatened the government, saying that if the leaders would not put a stop to it, they would. So prior to the evangelist’s visit, they put up billboards with Hinn's picture crossed out. And put up other posters demanding that he and his God go back home.
But because of the power of God, hands went up, tears came down, and thousands were delivered.
Miracles were described, over and over again.
Hinn said at the crusade one night, “She says she doesn't need her specs (glasses) anymore, pastor.”
To another he remarked, "The man has been a cripple for 20 years. Somebody shout hallelujah!"
But despite all the miracles, Hinn told the ocean of people that he did not come to tell them about healing, but to tell them about the healer – Jesus, the Son of the living God.
During the event, Hinn prayed for the people of India, saying, "Lord, bless India. Let your spirit descend upon [them]. Visit this nation for Jesus’ sake. And God's people said ‘Amen.’ I want you to give God the biggest shout you can."