Heaven Is Blessed

@just4him (128669)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
February 21, 2018 8:11am CST
As I was sitting here answering notifications just now, the message came across my computer that Evangelist Billy Graham has passed. He was 99. He started his evangelism crusades in 1948 at the age of 29. Since then he has preached more than 400 crusades to 215 million people in 185 countries. He was the spiritual adviser to the White House from Dwight D. Eisenhower to the Bushes. He spoke at the prayer breakfast following the attacks on 9/11. Each crusade ended the same way, with the singing of Just as I Am, while thousands of people from every part of the stadium walked the aisles to give their lives to Jesus Christ. The Christian community is saddened today, while Heaven rejoices to receive a son home. Image is from Wikimedia Commons of Reverend Billy Graham and his son, Franklin Graham, who is also following in his father's footsteps as a powerful evangelist.
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@amadeo (75863)
• United States
21 Feb
He brought people together.He had a very good long life there.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
Yes, he did. He was a wonderful man of God, and lived a long life.
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@amadeo (75863)
• United States
21 Feb
@just4him His son still doing this?
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
@amadeo Yes, he's been preaching for many years now.
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@JohnRoberts (65106)
• Los Angeles, California
21 Feb
It's the end of an era.
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@Dena91 (4762)
• United States
21 Feb
It truly is. My entire life I have looked up to him. He was one of the humblest servants I have ever watched.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
@JohnRoberts I've watched many of his crusades, and one memorable one, my daughter accepted Jesus as her Savior. She was 5.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
@Dena91 Me too. I've always admired him and how his simple message reached millions of people.
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@sharon6345 (142374)
• United States
21 Feb
i had known of him for a while i never knew a few of these though.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
If you were to listen to his son, Franklin, you would think you were listening to his father. He's as much of an evangelist as his father was. Reverend Graham will be missed by the Christian community.
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@sharon6345 (142374)
• United States
21 Feb
@just4him I am sure he will be. he lived a very long life.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
@sharon6345 I've been listening to KLOVE for the past couple hours and hearing the tributes from the artists for him.
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@DianneN (88053)
• United States
21 Feb
Condolences to his family and all who will miss him.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
I've been listening to tributes from many Christian artists today. KLOVE is dedicated to his memory today. It's hard to think of a world without him.
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@DianneN (88053)
• United States
21 Feb
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@kobesbuddy (57452)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Feb
In 1979, I gave my heart to the Lord under Billy Graham's Evangelistic Preaching. Since that day, my life has never been the same! It was my first Christmas alone with my kids, Bruce has just left us. The sermon he preached was 'to you parents who are alone, at Chrismas time. I wept like a newborn, at the foot of Calvary's Cross!
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
That's awesome! You're a year older than me, though it wasn't a crusade for me that brought me to the Lord.
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@kobesbuddy (57452)
• East Tawas, Michigan
22 Feb
@just4him I was watching Billy Graham's Christmas program, on television.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
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@FayeHazel (21431)
• United States
21 Feb
Wow. What a great old age to be. My wishes for peace and comfort to the Graham family today
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@FayeHazel (21431)
• United States
21 Feb
@just4him I hope that he was in good health until the day he went back home. And what a great comfort that is
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
@FayeHazel Unfortunately no, he's been ailing for a while.
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@FayeHazel (21431)
• United States
22 Feb
@just4him Oh that is a shame. At least he is at peace now
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@MarymargII (10706)
• Toronto, Ontario
21 Feb
He was a giant of a Christian man in so many ways. Lately he was out of the circuit and must have been poorly at such an advanced age. God has lost one of his best warriors and evangelists!
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
God didn't lose anyone, we did. He's home, we're still wandering the earth. He was a giant among men and will be long remembered for the work he did for God.
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@MarymargII (10706)
• Toronto, Ontario
23 Feb
@just4him Oh true but he was also one of God's front line- a warrior!
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
23 Feb
@MarymargII Yes, he was.
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@JudyEv (137073)
• Bunbury, Australia
22 Feb
I'm sure people all over the world are familiar with his name.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
I'm sure they are since he preached all over the world. I didn't even know we had 185 countries in the world.
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@JudyEv (137073)
• Bunbury, Australia
23 Feb
@just4him My geography is pretty bad too.
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@1creekgirl (12498)
• United States
21 Feb
I couldn't help but cry when I heard of his passing, although I know heaven is having a great celebration right now. He could have had the largest mega-church in history, but his message was taken to all the world that faith and belief in Jesus Christ was more important than anything.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
The world was his mega church. The impact his life had was phenomenal. Heaven is truly blessed.
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@1creekgirl (12498)
• United States
21 Feb
@just4him Amen.
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@Elizaby (4090)
• Pensacola, Florida
22 Feb
I had the honor of hearing him in person back on New Years Eve when I attended the Intervarsity Christian Fellowship Urbana Mission conference which took place every 3 years at University of Illinois Champaigne -Urbana Illinois and he closed out the meeting in the midnight hour stirring almost 15000 plus college students to christian work. He was the final keynote speaker for many of these conferences well into the 90s and was a good way to welcome in the new year. He weill be missed
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
He was a true man of God. Heaven has received their son home, while we wait for our turn. I know he heard, Well done, good and faithful servant. It's awesome you had that pleasure.
@Happy2BeMe (75395)
• Canada
22 Feb
He was loved and respected by many.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
Yes, he was.
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• Australia
22 Feb
Another true righteous man of God in the peaceful presence of the Almighty.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
Yes, he is. You know he heard "Well done, good and faithful servant." I've noticed the Christian community is rejoicing for his promotion and homecoming. I know, I'm not even sad, a little envious, but definitely not sad.
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@jstory07 (71284)
• Roseburg, Oregon
22 Feb
He was one person that really did good with his life.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
22 Feb
Yes, he did. He was all about souls.
@Corbin5 (119556)
• United States
21 Feb
He is home now, and overjoyed.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
Yes, he is.
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@LeaPea2417 (22428)
• Toccoa, Georgia
21 Feb
It is sad to see him pass.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
Yes, it is.
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@BelleStarr (39827)
• United States
21 Feb
He was a great man who will be missed.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
Yes, he will. He's been a part of my life from my youngest memory.
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• Jacksonville, Florida
21 Feb
This is such sad news. =( We know he is in Heaven for sure though.
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
Sad for us, yes. He's definitely in heaven.
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@Courage7 (18463)
• United States
21 Feb
What did he die of old age do you know? Yes he did so much in life for Christ RIP
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@just4him (128669)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
21 Feb
Yes, natural causes. That's the best way. He was a great man of God.
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