There was no altar call. Nor were there scores of people walking down the aisles tearfully reciting the “sinner’s prayer.”
But make no mistake, the gospel message the late Rev. Billy Graham delivered to millions in 185 countries during his 60 years of ministry was the same message preached at his funeral by his son and successor Franklin.
While it was a private service limited to around 2,000 guests – mostly comprised of family, close friends, and fellow ministers – many more watched on television or livestreams on social media.
“Billy Graham was one wise believer in the Messiah. What a legacy!” said Sid Roth, host of “It’s Supernatural!” He was referencing a verse in the book of Proverbs that says, “He who is wise wins souls.”
Roth – like a growing list of others, including the late evangelist’s daughter Anne Graham Lotz – believes his death, which he likened to a promotion, could be the catalyst to spark a new revival.
“Many people have said when Billy Graham is promoted, there will be a major outpouring of God’s spirit and evangelism,” Roth told CBN News one day before Graham’s funeral.
Like Graham Lotz, Roth compares her father to ancient Israel’s prophet and leader Moses.
SOURCE: John Jessup