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An Unforgettable Night
The Night of Revival, with Bishop Edir Macedo, the founder of the Universal Church, took place on Wednesday, June 14th, 2023, at 7 PM at 7075 Southwest Freeway, Houston, TX, 77074. More than 700 people attended this extraordinary event from all over nationwide. For all who attended, it was an unforgettable night!
Bishop Edir Macedo gave a powerful message about forgiveness. He mentioned that when we have grudges, we have cancer in our souls. These people believe in Jesus with their hearts, not their minds (intelligence). Bishop said, “We cannot trust our hearts because we can’t control them, but we can control our minds.” We may not feel like forgiving, but God will give us the power to do so. Just like it’s written in the Bible, we will be forgiven when we forgive.
“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” (Matthew 6:14-15)
Bishop Joshua continued the message of forgiveness by giving the example of a lady he prayed for with a tumor the size of a big watermelon on her side. As she worsened, her husband called the Bishop and the pastors to pray for her. They poured oil on the tumor, and the lady manifested with an evil spirit. The evil spirit said it had entered her body as a tumor because of her grudge against her sister. When the evil was cast out, they called the sister over since she was her neighbor. The lady with the tumor said she’d rather die than forgive her sister, and two days later passed away.
Around six years ago, the Universal Church started the prison ministry, UBB (Universal Beyond Bars). UBB reaches out to inmates by visiting them in prison and providing spiritual and emotional guidance. In many locations worldwide, it conducts meetings inside the jail, where inmates hear a word of faith, and many decide to begin a new life.
Bishop Joshua mentioned how all those in jail are the lost sheep we ought to seek after (Matthew 15:24). He asked for all who had been incarcerated and helped by UBB to stand on the Altar to receive prayer from Bishop Edir Macedo. On the Altar stood 15 ex-inmates, ready to receive a revival in their lives.
One of the ex-inmates, Mrs. Shirley, who had served over twenty-two years in jail, has now been free for three years and five months. She and other inmates have been helped through the work of the UBB. She recounts the old person she was and the new person she has become through the work of the Holy Spirit.
which stands for Youth Power Group, a group within the Universal Church for teens and young adults ages 15-30. In the YPG (Youth Power Group), every young person has the potential to become more than the standards society has placed on them. The youths engage in fun and friendly activities such as sports, music, dance, acting, etc. YPG Hangouts are held every Sunday at 1 PM at any Universal Church near you.
“I have written to you, young men, because you are strong” (1 John 2:14)
Towards the end of the Night of Revival in Houston, TX, Bishop Celso Junior, YPG Coordinator Worldwide, made a prayer for all the youths present that night. He gave a special word to bless their lives.
If you’d like to speak with a pastor for prayer and guidance, visit The Universal Church, which is open seven days a week. Click here for locations. Feel free to call our helpline at 1-888-332-4141.