Rev. Billy Graham’s health is declining, son says

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Evangelist Billy Graham, seen three years ago, is in declining health, his son said Friday.

The famed 95-year-old evangelist’s son said prayers are welcome and that ‘I’m not ever sure he knows Nelson Mandela has passed away,’ one day after the beloved South African president’s death.

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Famed evangelist: God told me ‘America will be saved’

‘I still want to kick the devil before I kick the bucket’

America will be saved

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EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second story in a seven-part series by veteran journalist Troy Anderson about major evangelists who are turning their attention toward America to help ignite what Billy Graham describes as an end-times “great spiritual awakening.” The first story featured Graham’s warning for America

By Troy Anderson

 At a time when pollsters say the United States is fast becoming a “post-Christian” nation, international evangelist Reinhard Bonnke believes God has a different vision for the future of America.

Bonnke – whose ministry, Christ for all Nations, has recorded 72 million people responding to the call of salvation in Africa and elsewhere – claims God spoke to him in a dream last year saying, “America will be saved!”

“I’m moving on in years, but I tell you I still want to kick the devil before I kick the bucket,” Bonnke, 73, told thousands of people, mostly youth, gathered recently on the first day of the Jesus Culture Conference in Universal City, Calif. “America will be saved! America will be saved! That’s what the Holy Spirit told me.”

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