Dedication Ceremony of the Bible Mission Sanctuary
Special fasting prayers were conducted for 12 days in the Sanctuary of Bible Mission.
Believers of the Bible Mission from various districts united with the believers of Gooty
church in these prayers. Lakhs of believers, who belong to the Sanctuary, spent 12 days in fasting prayer and offered the rice collected during those days to God (quantity of the rice that was offered was two trucks-load.)
The miracle performed by God regarding weather
Before the day of dedication service on the 9th of December 2010, it rained heavily
throughout the state. Heavy winds created havoc in some places. On the morning of 7th
December it rained near Sanctuary. Many from several districts inquired whether the
dedication service would be on the 9th or postponed. But God provided a wonderful
weather and helped to conduct the dedication service of Sanctuary with grandeur. We
praised God for providing comfortable weather.
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Multitudes Attended the Dedication Service of Sanctuary
Multitudes attended the dedication service of Sanctuary
Lakhs of people participated in the dedication service. Roads were crowded with
people. Those who witnessed this were surprised, as the people of Israel did when they
saw Manna, “What is it?” The premises of Sanctuary were filled with God’s glory. The
parking space was filled with vehicles. On Thursday morning lakhs of people from
various districts of Andhra Pradesh, and several other states gathered for the dedication
service. The members of Sanctuary, who are working in other countries, united with us
in the dedication service. Large crowd filled the new Sanctuary building, thatched roof
Sanctuary, Open ground in front of Sanctuary , and the tent. Some parked their vehicles
2 kms away from the Sanctuary and walked to the place. God gave good heart to the
district superintendent of police of Tadipatri, circle inspectors, sub inspectors and
constables to control the traffic in a good manner. Many testified that they had never
seen such a programme in their life. God helped us to conduct this service with discipline.
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A grand opening of the Sanctuary. Cutting the ribbon with a pair of golden scissors
Opening of the Altar in Sanctuary
Opening of the Sanctuary
After the prayer in the Sanctuary God’s servants, God’s servants from various
missions, special invitees, lakhs of members of the Sanctuary and church members
proceeded towards the new construction joyfully. We testify that God himself cut the
ribbon. Many saw in visions, not God’s servant, only God cut the ribbon with a pair of
golden scissors. When we entered the
Sanctuary, our hearts were filled with
joy. We shed tears of joy. We saw God’s
glory everywhere. Even the new comers
could not but praise God. After the
dedication of altar, messages were
given, and special greetings were given.
Testimony about the construction was
revealed. Lakhs of people knelt and
God’s special protection
God in his grace provided his protection on the day of dedication service. No one in
their journey met with any accident. God revealed in a vision that there would be
stampede during the service. Although there were 2000 volunteers, they could not control
the crowd. Even the God’s servant Rev. B. Adbutha Kumar could not control them. At
that moment when we prayed God to show grace, amazingly He restored order, and
helped us to conduct the service without any untoward incident.
During the dedication ceremony God showed a special grace about the blessed feast.
According to what had been revealed by God we needed mutton worth Rs. 32,50,000.
During that time works related to the dedication service were going on in full swing.
There was no money for the blessed feast. Even then we were confident. We prayed
God, who performed so many miracles, in faith to meet this need also. Since two weeks
before the day of the dedication service of Sanctuary believers started to bring sheep
and goats as an offering. Blessed feast was arranged and lakhs of people partook in it.
The believers, who were serving food, appeared like the army of Israel. Those who
witnessed this praised God. Within a short period of time God helped us to serve food
Construction work went in full swing before the day of dedication service. Masons,
electricians, plumbers, painters, carpenters, granite stone workers and many believers
stayed in the Sanctuary and worked. At that time blessed rice was used. When we
prayed God for the blessed rice for the blessed feast of the dedication service, God
answered. Three truck-loads of rice was left even after lakhs of people had the blessed
meal. Glory be to God! Amen!
Plenty of water
God provided water for cooking the blessed feast, and for lakhs of people to drink
and to take bath. Water from four bore wells was stored in two tanks. In addition to that
tankers brought water day and night and filled the tank. Praise the LORD for the provision
of water! Amen!
The place in front of the altar was decorated with expensive and beautiful (Bangalore)
flowers, from the entrance to the backside of the altar. Those who participated in the
dedication service were very happy and praised God.
Video and Television
Plasma televisions were arranged. Crane was used to take photos and video. Praise
the LORD for this which He has done in a wonderful way! Amen!
Giving of blessed offerings
During the dedication service it appeared that it was not possible to give offerings.
We were afraid that there could be stampede. When we prayed, God showed grace.
Those who could not give their offerings on the day of dedication are still giving.
Blessed works of dedication service
By God’s grace lakhs of believers not only prayed but also participated in the blessed
works. Many arrived at the Bible Mission, Gooty, one week before. Every day they used to participate in the construction work, and in the evening spent their time in
praising and praying. Girls and boys distributed the invitation cards, printed in three
languages, in their colleges and to the elders. Employees and politicians, who received
these cards, were astounded after reading the contents.
God gave wisdom and right thoughts to both the servants of God (Rev. B. Adbutha
Kumar and Mrs. B. Mani Kumari). The Triune God conducted the dedication service of
the Sanctuary in such a way that it is beyond words to describe it. Many of those who
attended the dedication service testified that they received Jesus Christ as their personal
saviour, strengthened spiritually, seen God, stopped consuming alcohol, blessed with
children after partaking in the blessing feast.
Those who attended the dedication service testified that they didn’t have words to
describe it. They never experienced such God’s miracles, those images are still fresh in
their minds. God only did this construction work and also conducted the dedication
service. They did not understand the ministry of the Bible Mission, Gooty, but now
through this event they have understood it. Praise the LORD! Amen!