On Sunday, December 9, 2001, Max Greiner, Jr. and his wife, Sherry were visiting “Cathedral of Praise” church, in Austin, Texas. Guest Pastor and Evangelist, Mahesh Chavda, from Charlotte, North Carolina, suddenly interrupted his sermon, turned toward the Greiners and asked them to stand up. Then, he spoke a personal, “Prophetic Word” over them, which the Greiners did not understand at the time. Mahesh prophesied that God was calling Max, with the help of others, to restore the “Tabernacle of David.” The Greiners just happened to be recording the service with their video camera and captured the entire unexpected prophecy on digital videotape. Mahesh publicly stated in part:
“The Tabernacle…your work, what you are doing, these are some of the ornaments. In the spirit realm I saw the things you are doing are part of the restoration process. You will be involved in the restoration of the Tabernacle!”
Seven months later, on August 22, 2002, a total stranger name Marlon Quibodeaux, who also had prophetic gifts, emailed Max regarding a “Vision” God had recently given him. He told the Artist that God wanted Max to carve a giant 77’7” crucifix sculpture of Jesus, nailed to the cross, to be placed along Interstate 10, near Beaumont, Texas. At the time, Marlon had no funding, just a strong “Vision” from the Lord. In obedience to God, he contacted the Artist.
In the past, Max has turned down hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of “funded” projects, because they were not God’s will. However, immediately after praying about this “Vision,” Max sensed God’s hand in this project, despite the lack of funding and the high cost of creating a giant crucifix.
It was during the time that Max was seeking God’s will in the matter, that the Holy Spirit gave him a new “Vision.” First came a new design for a giant cross sculpture, which Max would call “The Empty Cross” ®. Then, Max received a “Vision” for an entire evangelistic, Sculpture Prayer Garden, showing people actually turning off the highway and entering the Garden.
This evangelistic Garden idea uses Max’s five giant, monumental Christian sculptures, to attract people. Once inside the “free to the public” Garden, visitors would see Gospel scriptures, in multiple languages, presented in a “Path to Salvation,” as they walked around the Garden.
In the years since, God has repeatedly confirmed this prophetic “Word” and “Vision,” as His will for Max. Today, Max along with many others, are involved in a dramatic effort to build beautiful Sculpture Prayer Gardens around the USA and world, which are designed specifically to bring people and glory to Jesus Christ!
The Tabernacle described in the Book of Exodus was a physical place, in the out-of-doors, where God’s people encountered and worshiped the Lord. These non-denominational, modern-day tabernacles are being created to serve the same purpose; they will be places where
people can find God.