The time has come for all Christians to be anointed to do healing and deliverance. So says prayer leader Cindy Jacobs, who is leading a 40-day prayer and fasting event that she hopes will encourage believers to step into this ministry.
"The days of the traveling evangelist being the only person flowing in healing and miracles are over," said Jacobs, who founded Dallas-based Generals International with her husband, Mike. "With all of my heart I believe that we have entered into the time of the 'saints movement,' the time when every believer can lay hands on the sick and see them recover."
Jacobs' 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting is to be held in Dallas Sept. 22 through Oct. 31 at the campus of Christ for the Nations Institute, which was founded by healing evangelist Gordon Lindsay. Participants will pray, fast, worship and give to the poor. "Miracle services" will be held the last 10 nights-from Oct. 22 to Oct. 31-and people will be able to bring in the sick to receive ministry. Keynote speakers include Morris Cerullo, John Kilpatrick, Ché Ahn, Guillermo Maldonado, Dutch Sheets, Steve Hill and Mahesh Chavda.
Jacobs said she believes the event will impact Christians around the globe. "The Lord impressed upon me during a time of prayer that we were to set aside 40 days to seek Him," she said. "He revealed that we should go to a major well of revival for intense prayer, fasting, spiritual warfare and worship that would result in a tidal wave of signs and wonders sweeping the globe."
Jacobs said Dallas is one such well, noting that pioneering healing evangelists such as Lindsay, F.F. Bosworth, Maria Woodworth-Etter and Oral Roberts ministered there before becoming prominent.
Steve Hill, pastor of Heartland Fellowship Church in Dallas and a former leader in the Brownsville Revival, agrees. "Never in my life have I seen hunger like I have seen here in Dallas," Hill said. "Hunger is the prerequisite to a move of God."
The late Ruth Ward Heflin also identified Dallas as the next epicenter of revival. During a 1997 conference held at Brownsville Assembly of God in Pensacola, Fla., Heflin said, "I know this may come as a surprise to those of you who live in Pensacola, but a much larger revival than this one will be coming out of Dallas."
Jacobs considers hosting the event at Christ for the Nations an integral part of tapping into a "major well of revival." The ministry has reached out to 120 nations in the last 54 years through its Bible schools, churches and Christian materials.