Thursday - June 7, 2001
FLORIDA REVIVAL HEALS FAMILIES
This evening, the first penecost revival of the American Clergy LeadershipConference took place in Fort Lauderdale at the "Miracles Through Prayer and Faith Ministries" of Rev. Earl S. Richards. The warm, humid air stirred as if in anticipation of a hurricane approaching.
The Miracle Praise Team then launched into a praise of Jesus for all his mercy and glory, exorting the congregation to prayer and in preparation for His Blessing tonight! There were twenty-two ministers up on the altar: although dissimilar in size, gender, race, denomination, as different as any people could be, they jumped up as one clapping and shouting together in unison, living up to the very unity and oneness they espouse. Each having a red carnation pinned on his or her lapel, a significant symbol of love, a oneness of God's True Love!
The evening started at seven but by ten was just reving up into high gear as Bishop Stallings of the Imani Temple of Washington, D.C. approached the pulpet. His lovely new oriental bride was sitting in the front row, smiling quietly but supportingly to her famous husband who had shaken the Roman Caholic Church by taking his Black congregation from the fold to create the first African American Catholic church.
He challenged the congregation to see if this was Biblical and Christian. Upon revealing it was acceptable truth, he revealed the source of this understanding as coming from the Rev. Sun Myung Moon. The silence was golden. After two seconds, all rose to their feet in applause and shouts of praise and glory to Jesus, "Amen" and Halleluah". All came up to the altar call for anointing with special oil from Rev. Richards, and prayers for those who needed healing for their families, husbands and wives. A joyous noise to the Lord arose this night in Fort Lauderdale, Florida!