CARLOS ANNACONDIA: A ‘Tiny Match’ of Personal Revival That Sparked a Blazing Fire

by | Aug 14, 2015 | Church & Ministry

It was a tiny match that set off a blazing fire that eventually consumed entire forests.

Argentine businessman Carlos Annacondia stood in the back of a church broken and dry. He’d reached the pinnacle of success yet the drug of amassing more money and possessions was insatiable. That night in 1979 he and his wife responded to the invitation of an evangelist from Panama and were radically saved.

The match was lit and Annacondia was on fire for God. Two years later he heard the Lord say, “Soon, soon, soon. There will be a great revival in Argentina. Argentina will be Mine.” By 1984 Annacondia founded Message of Salvation and began holding mass crusades. Now the flame of the Argentine Revival was lit.

“As soon as he started talking, I felt the strong anointing of the Holy Spirit,” remembers Claudio Freidzon, pastor of King of Kings Church in Buenos Aires, about the first time he heard Annacondia minister. “Then came the prayer. It wasn’t just any prayer—it had authority and seemed to electrify the atmosphere. ‘Listen to me, Satan!’ were the words that initiated the confrontation. It didn’t take long for the prayer to have an effect.”

Hundreds in that meeting were freed from witchcraft, black magic, the occult and more. The fire spread and the effect was so dramatic that “many cities in Argentina divide their recent history as ‘before Annacondia’ and ‘after Annacondia,’ notes C. Peter Wagner, who served as professor of church growth at the Fuller Theological Seminary School of World Missions. The flames of the Argentine Revival spread to other countries around South America and around the world, and people took the fire back to their own cities and countries—where the flames spread even further.—Diana Scimone

CHARISMA NEWSLETTERS

Stay up-to-date with current issues, Christian teachings, entertainment news, videos & more.

The latest breaking Christian news you need to know about as soon as it happens.

Prophetic messages from respected leaders & news of how God is moving throughout the world. 


MORE FROM CHARISMA

This Coach Can Help You Destroy Your Addiction to Pornography

This Coach Can Help You Destroy Your Addiction to Pornography

Let’s talk about a subject most people want to avoid. Let’s talk about pornography. According to Covenant Eyes, statistics show that 28,258 users are watching pornography every second, and 20% of mobile online searches are for porn. Among Christians, 20% of youth...

The Real Truth About the Marriage of Politics and Faith

The Real Truth About the Marriage of Politics and Faith

As I look back, I realize that God has given me a career path with some rather unique experiences. I have built bridges at the intersection of faith and government my whole life, and I have learned that serving people through a role in government can be just as...

Joyce Meyer: Winning the Battle Against Satan in Your Mind

Joyce Meyer: Winning the Battle Against Satan in Your Mind

If you have received Christ as your Savior, then you have an enemy. Did you know that? I know some people feel uncomfortable talking about the devil, but he is real and it’s important for us to face the truth about him so we can have a victorious life in Christ. Now,...

It’s Time to Rebuild Love and Unity in the Church—Part 2

It’s Time to Rebuild Love and Unity in the Church—Part 2

Note: As we move towards Yom Kippur/Day of Atonement, Grant Berry, a Messianic believer, speaks about the deeper repentance needed in the Messianic part of the family. As you have read part one of this article during the month of Av and are now reading part two in the...

Will Many of the Elect Really Be Deceived by the Antichrist?

Will Many of the Elect Really Be Deceived by the Antichrist?

The most sobering and troubling statement in the Olivet Discourse is where Jesus says, “For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect” (Matt. 24:24). This statement cries out for an...

RECENT ARTICLES

Prophetic Lessons in the Hurricane-Force Storms of Life

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qe34pxhddd4 With Hurricane Ian slamming Florida, it's a time to reflect on the storms of life. As I was preparing for the hurricane, I documented some thoughts about...
Why God Cares About Your Physical Health

Why God Cares About Your Physical Health

God doesn’t care if I am fat. He wants me to enjoy my life. He wants me to live, love and be happy. Food makes me happy so I’m just doing what He wants me to do. That was just an excuse and at its core it is untrue. God really doesn’t care about our outward...

An Unborn Baby’s Heart Is Beating—Stop Denying It

An Unborn Baby’s Heart Is Beating—Stop Denying It

Georgia gubernatorial candidate Stacey Abrams turned heads last week in Atlanta when she defiantly announced during a political event that an unborn baby doesn’t have a heartbeat at six weeks gestation. “There is no such thing as a heartbeat at six weeks,” said...

Prophecy: We Are in a Season of Blessings

Prophecy: We Are in a Season of Blessings

We are kingdom citizens, and not of this world. We don’t abide by this world’s economy and the natural things that happen. Repeatedly, over the last four weeks, I’ve been hearing not to look at the circumstances of this world. We are not of this world. Get your eyes...

Pin It on Pinterest