Bring forth the royal diadem; Bishop Eddie Long has been crowned King. At New Birth Missionary Baptist Church this past weekend in Atlanta, Jewish Rabbi Ralph Messer dubbed the scandalized megachurch pastor a king during a televised broadcast on Sunday. A YouTube video of the event is spreading rapidly over the Internet. And for good reason. Check out what happens at about 5 minutes into the show.

Messer instructs Long to look at an original scroll from Israel. Messer and two other men wrapped the scroll around Long as the New Birth crowd cheered with a approval. The ritualistic ceremony continued as Long was presented with a “belt of justice and blessing” and “a constitution of God as a king.”

And with that, the crowd went wild. Amid screams of joy, Four men “representing the four corners of the earth” hoisted Long up in a royal velvet-covered chair and paraded him around the sanctuary.

Shouted Messer:

“He is now raised up from a commoner to a Kingship! He’s raised from Earth into a heavenly realm! He is raised to  prophetic position….it’s not him, it’s the King in him!”

Messer heads Simchat Tora Beit Midrash (STBM) and was one of the speakers at Long’s Economic Empowerment Summit. STBM describes itself as a “congregation and school facilitating inter-faith discussions between various groups, cultures and denominations worldwide.”

“He’s a king. God’s blessed him. He’s a humble man. But in him is kingship. In him is royalty,” Messer proclaimed over Long. “In him was a land of Israel. In him was a k-chromosome … he was brought through the slaves, raised up in a city and God now wants to release a new anointing.”

You can watch the video below: