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For the first time, Bishops and Pastors from Brazil and all over the world, along with the leader and founder of the Universal Church, Bishop Edir Macedo, were united in one faith in the larger Altar of God here on Earth: the Temple of Solomon, located at Avenida Celso Garcia, 605 in Brás, downtown of São Paulo City.
Still in the early hours of Saturday, July 19th, you could see around the temple the size of what would be that day. Caravans coming from different parts of Brazil, bringing Bishops, Pastors and their wives, arrived one by one. The special meeting was divided into two: at 9am and 6pm, to accommodate everyone comfortably. The meetings were broadcast by Universal TV and the TV stations that Universal keeps daily schedules and the Aleluia Radio Network. In the first prayer in the Temple of Solomon, Bishop Macedo, on his knees, asked God to consecrate each inch of the Temple and determined that everyone that will put the soles of their feet there will receive the anointing from the High, the anointing that makes the difference, to give authority and power, to heal the sick, to set free who is oppressing and to make their life different. "From here let the light of Your face goes to all over the world, wherever You have someone watching or participating to this programme. Let the same anointing of the Holy Spirit extends to the afflicted, wounded, weary and burdened with injustice. Everyone, without distinction, is touched,“ prayed Bishop.
He remembered the story of Abraham, who wanted a child and the Lord granted after almost 25 years, showing him a starry sky and telling him that this would be his offspring: countless and innumerable. "One day, I also looked at the stars in order to have the same vision of Abraham. Today, my eyes can contemplate thousands and thousands of pastors, men and servants of God scattered throughout the world, winning souls, all because the Holy Spirit is our God, our guide, our Lord and, on the appropriate time began to bear children, becoming like Sara (wife of Abraham). We generated the first, and then the second and so on during these 50 years serving the Lord. Notice that when a person has a dream, a desire, no matter the circumstances, God, in His time and at the right time, will do immeasurably more than we ask or think.” said Bishop.
originally posted by: St Udio
so what will the temple mount see in the future...
well, no Jewish 3rd Temple no doubt....
but the Islamic Caliphate will cause the Black Stone'' from the Kabbah to be brought to Jerusalem for the Day of Judgement ~
because it is told (in that religion/Ideaology) that the Black Stone will then speak & see as a man does...
and the black stone will judge just who is Muslim and can live and who are infidels & must die
The mega-church will seat 10,000 worshipers and stand 55 meters (180') tall, the height of an 18-story building. Its dimensions will therefore far exceed the temple it is a "replica" of, described in the Bible as having the relatively modest height of some thirteen meters ("thirty cubits", 1 Kings 6:2).
originally posted by: damwel
This new Solomon's temple doesn't count. It has to be built over the old one.
Revelation 11:19 Then God’s temple in heaven was opened, and the ark of his covenant was seen within his temple. There were flashes of lightning, rumblings, peals of thunder, an earthquake, and heavy hail. [ESV]
originally posted by: Hellas
a reply to: Utnapisjtim
I don't know what the universal church stands for, but this is one huge Jewish Temple.
It is most likely an offshoot of RCC.
originally posted by: adjensen
a reply to: ElohimJD
It is most likely an offshoot of RCC.
No, it isn't.
It's an evangelical church, and a right goofy one, at that. Whenever you see a church that seems to have a strong "Jewish identity", they're usually kind of cultish (see Oneness Pentecostals, Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh Day Adventists, for example,) and often somewhat dodgy on their adherence to Christian theology.
These guys are no more "universal" than the Universal Unitarians are.