Profound Lessons You Can Learn From Reinhard Bonnke's Giant Tent

Reinhard Bonnke (Charisma Media archives)

In the early 1980s, German evangelist Reinhard Bonnke set out to build the largest movable tent in the world.

The project done in Southern Africa, was massively costly and took five years to complete. It ended up being a seven-story high structure that could hold 34,000 people.

The remarkable story of this tent and the profound lessons that it revealed is what we will cover on today's Lessons From Legends program.

Key Lessons and Scriptures:

  1. Faith frightens Satan—faith attracts and pleases God.

"Therefore submit yourselves to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you" (James 4:7).

  1. Great projects for God's kingdom often have great opposition but also produce great miracles.

"Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, 'All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.' Amen" (Matt. 28:18-20).

  1. When we do something for God, the process will often transform us.

"In this you greatly rejoice, even though now, if for a little while, you have had to suffer various trials, in order that the genuineness of your faith, which is more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tried by fire, may be found to result in praise, glory, and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ" (1 Pet. 1:6-7).

  1. As we build God's kingdom, we must stay in our lane.

"But, speaking the truth in love, we may grow up in all things into Him, who is the head, Christ Himself, from whom the whole body is joined together and connected by every joint and ligament, as every part effectively does its work and grows, building itself up in love" (Eph. 4:15-16).

Watch the original two-minute video from the giant tents of Reinhard Bonnke from the documentary A Blood-Washed Africa.

Connect with Dr. Berin Gilfillan at or his main website for online study from these legends at

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