Why bible is the most neglected book today? and, why men won’t read the Holy Bible?

Reasons why men won’t read the Holy Bible:

1. Strengthens conscience – men wants to have a weak conscience so that it could do whatever he wants to do.
2. Wounds pride (self righteous, hypocritical proud people)
3. exalts Jesus up and puts Him above all other name,
it puts Him above human level
4. Disturbs routine
5. Exposes sin
6. Demands obedience

Jehovah rapha (the Lord who restores or recreates)

It’s been a long time since I experienced my first miracle followed by another…and another… still God’s healing power remains fresh that I can’t help but testify.

JESUS: the healer

February last year, I suffered depression to the point of nervous breakdown. Those dark moments were also the moments I could see the light from the Lord Jesus Christ shun on me. That was the time I received God’s healing power in my life.

Torment…

During that night when I was so confused of my situation, the Lord appeared to me with a very comforting words and touch. He told me to held my hands on top of my stomach and caress it. I repeated the motion for a long time. As a result, I felt so comforted. Physically I could also felt the sensation in my body and I was also relaxed mentally and emotionally.

At first I asked the Lord, “Lord, is there something wrong with me?” Jesus as gentle as a lamb as He was knowing that I started to fear again and got confused told me, “You are so weak…but my strength is sufficient in your weaknesses. I will give you a new mind. Never will I allow you to suffer from this sickness again.” After He stated those words, I felt a very cold therapeutic sensation like a combination of cold water and electric current that runs inside my head, as if it washed me thoroughly. I could really felt it run from the top of my head down to my chest slowly that made me felt so relaxed and motionless. As I closed my eyes, I could see a very bright light though we didn’t turn on the electric lights.

As He continued talking to me, I learned that He allows the devil to torment me for a while to test me by giving me like what apostle had “thorn in the flesh”. Truly, He’s strength is sufficient in my weaknesses! Nevertheless, I could have been so proud with the spiritual gifts and the surpassing revelation I received.

Furthermore, He reassured me that He will never leave me, nor forsake me. He loves me so much.

The next day, I was demonically attacked from 6 in the evening until dawn. This incident was repeated for three consecutive days. The attack always starts at 6 in the evening. In return, I did not stop praying and worshipping God. Later did I realize that I learned what is the true worship (in spirit and in truth and in the beauty of His holiness). Others might say it’s hard to praise and worship the Lord if you are in the middle of a bad situation, in a storm or in pain. But to me during those hours, I gave my mind and heart to worship Him. Those were the sweetest times when the Holy Spirit spoke to me, “It will be alright. I love you.”

Week after, I planned to go to my dad’s hometown to attend my uncle’s funeral and since that time I believed my father is my healing. I believed that my father was the source of my grief, hatred and depression.

But at dawn I dreamed. I saw a clear vision of huge bible opened in front of me. On the left page was Jesus standing and on the right were bold letters written as “THE HEALER”.

I understood that Jesus and His word is my healer. So I cancelled my trip. Instead, I read the bible as my medicine every day until it became a habit. I got well! Also, I was able to forgive my father. Truly His word is living and vibrant and powerful! It gives life to me more and more. His promises make me hopeful and keep my faith in Him to continue fighting to live.

It amazed me until now whenever depressed people, mentally ill and suicide survivor, whom I don’t personally know, even strangers would asked me to pray for them. Jesus has His power working in those who used to be broken since He mends the broken pieces. He’s the Jehovah Rappha.

Generational curse…Exodus 34:7

I used to ask myself after I was healed why the attack happened every 6 in the evening. Then I remember that since I arrived home from Cebu, we (I, my mom and my cousin who’s also a missionary) do our intercessory prayer for the nation every 6pm. So the devil hates this. And last night I’d seen on TV, on the 700 club about a girl who was having a skin disease. That girl’s grandmother and great great grandparents were practicing witchcraft. And she was supposed to be the heir. When a friend invited her to be prayed for by their pastor, the congregation had smelled a very foul odor. It was not from her rotten flesh. They wonder where it came. When the pastor asked her to stand on her feet, she fell on the floor vomiting and violently was thrown by the devil. They were demonically possessed with 2 more relatives that came with her in that service. The demon using her voice said, “You can never take her from me, I will not let you…” But the pastors prayed and commanded the devil to leave and afterwards they were delivered. Also, she was healed from her skin disease. In return, she gave herself is serving the Lord and now the church’ Sunday school teacher.

This is an example of a generational curse. Unless we are not delivered from this, the devil still has the foothold on us.

March 2014, I dreamed of group of missionaries visiting us and this dream came true when my cousin came and introduced them to me. One of them received an instruction from the Lord that I will be going with them in a prayer mountain for seven days. I was amazed because I had the desire prior to their arrival to really go to a prayer mountain for 7 days! There I was delivered from generational curse including witchcraft from my ancestors. The reason why since high school I always had a visitation of dark or bad spirits was because the enemy knew the Lord’s best plans for me since the beginning.

John 10: 10 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”

Another story I wanted to share while we’re having our mission trips was about a drunkard and gambler man who has a Christian sister. According to her sister, he always curse and speak bad words. This man was found insane, weak with eyes wide open as if freaking after 3 days he was found lying near a Balete tree. Worse, he could no longer speak. His eyes were only darting blankly on the ceiling. And the doctors couldn’t find wrong with him.

When his sister with her pastor brought him to us and asked us to pray for him, we found that their parents were sorcerers practicing occults. We asked her sister to stand in behalf of him so he could receive Jesus and break the generational curse. As a result, his strength improved and his face no longer looked sad, there was peace in his aura. During the night he was brought to the hospital because he was having a seizure. I didn’t hear anything from him after that but one thing we learned, he paid the price…his family became believers of Jesus.

To God be the glory!

21 days in war zone

Before you start reading this, I would apologize for lots of dates mentioned here.

February 17, 2015 was the end of my first monthly medication so I went to the hospital for my final lab test. It was on the 19th of February that our family doctor gladly informed me of my fast recovery. My entire laboratory test went normal. He concluded, “The medicine just suites you, it’s so effective for you…you must be so lucky it’s not Hepa B (Hepa B is deadly) but only Hepa A…” I responded, “It’s just because of many prayers I received from my loved ones and colleagues.”

On the 20th of February 2015 I got ready, packed my things for Midsayap, North Cotabato. At first, my uncle as my direct guardian due to my parent’s absence didn’t allow me to travel far with my physical condition especially in critical places where guerillas (rebels, terrorists) highly mobilize. However, I insisted knowing I was tasked by God to position in prayer in those places and to relay His message. Finally, my uncle did allow me after hearing me say, “It’s only a week and it’s a safe place.” Yes, a prayer house consisting of a training center for missionaries, intercessors and God’s generals is indeed a safe place in spite of its location in the middle of a war zone because our BIG GOD is its defender and protector.

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Soon, we hear alarming news about wars nearby and civilian mostly Muslim brothers and sisters evacuated with numbers growing up to 4,000 and rebels camouflaged themselves with army uniforms. We corporately prayed unceasingly for 48 long hours pleading to God to have mercy on our land. Our corporate worship guided and manifested by the Holy Spirit becomes our Spiritual Warfare against the rulers, principalities of this dark world and of the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Our trainer later commented, “These young people could not feel tired, their so highly spirited…” while I myself was blowing the trumpet and others playing tambourines, guitar and beat box. All were just flowing in the Spirit. We groaned, we laughed, we danced and sang spiritual songs and prayed in tongues unceasingly. Our voice displayed weariness but our minds and hearts were on fire for God, enjoying His presence.

While the days passed, I was reminded by the inner voice within me to relay the revelation I got from the Lord—the main reason I was brought in that place.

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The later month of 2013 while I was still in Cebu, I dreamed of a very large and vivid letters and numbers which formed NOVEMBER 13, 2014. It was a significant date for me. I wonder what will happen on that day. I waited and fasted for 60 days since October 19 – December 18, 2014. And guess what, I almost forgot that significant date (November 13, 2014) because my focus was on my fast. Nevertheless, I woke up from a dream at dawn of November 13, 2014! At first I couldn’t remember of it but when I checked on my journal, I found the date which so surprise me.

This dream went like this:

Date: November 13, 2014

I was told by God Himself that Mindanao particularly Central Mindanao, North and South Cotabato’s in danger of war like how Sodom and Gomorrah was destroyed. So I asked Him, “Is there any warning? How about the innocent people, the pastors and ministers living there, can’t they be spared?” The answer was uncertain whether the pastor and ministers’ family can be spared or will be given time to flee.

So I concluded, this calls for a collective prayer.

January 25, 2015- news on TV about the encounter between SAF police force and the MILF and BIFF with regards to terrorist Marwan and Usman so disturbed me. 44 police officers were killed which raise the public syphathy.

THE RESULT OF OBEDIENCE AND DISOBEDIENCE

DAVAO city—on my bed while I was still packing my things for a three hour travel to my “Jerusalem”(my birthplace), Kidapawan city, to go to the hospital and visit some friends and relatives, I was told by the Holy Spirit to bring more clothes because I’ll proceed to Midsayap, North Cotabato after I could finish the hospital transaction. I was reluctant of the Holy Spirit’s promptings thinking I’ll only visit my colleagues there so I’ll probably would stay 1 week. So I disobey and brought clothes enough for 7 days! When I arrived in Midsayap, the host and our trainer was not happy of my one week stay. She said, “This is no hotel for you to spend time to get well or to have a vacation, this is a training center!” so I asked for a sign knowing that she wanted me to stay longer. During that time, there was no evidence of rain for the whole week, so I asked for a rain as a sign and it did rain! Then it was confirmed that God really send me there not just for a week but for weeks! As a result, I have to wash my clothes every day because of my disobedience.

The training was no joke. It’s no easy. It hits five aspects—physical, mental, emotional, economical and spiritual. It’s training for God’s generals! Many times I wanted to give up and go back home. One scenario as I was having my individual worship, we call it there “Jehoshaphat praise” which last from an hour or more, my right leg got numb. When I tried to take away the guitar and stood by my feet, I lost my balance and slipped on the floor and got ankle sprain on my right foot. That was after I thought and decided to go back home at my own will.

Second scenario happened a week after my sprain got well. As usual, I went upstairs to have my Jehoshaphat praise. Afterwards, I went to the garden, it’s about 4:30 pm, to water the plants and other vegetations. While I was doing so, my mind was running, I was planning to really go back home but I didn’t want to tell them. I wanted to escape. While still in the garden, an accident happened. A large nail which was stuck on a piece of wood, made its way to kiss my right foot. Half the size of the nail entered the back of my foot and badly wounded my flesh. Still I was able to remove it away from my foot. As I remember it’s the same foot that receives the attack every time I wanted to escape or go back home when it’s not yet time to go home.

LESSON LEARNED: I appreciated more the importance of our beautiful feet every time I had to crawl on the floor helplessly, almost crying from the pain. I could hardly walk and had to raise my heel every time I walked. They said, it’s the attack of the enemy because on that day we’re about to start our heavenly revolutionary prayer, a 48-hour corporate prayer and worship. I confessed, “Yes maybe because I go against the will of God…I wanted to shortened the length of my stay in that training because my mind is telling me to rest, telling me that I have a special sickness, which is a fact but never the truth since I am healed by the blood of Jesus Christ 2000 years ago. It’s only I to claim my healing.

During the night, the wound was excruciatingly painful that they need to run me to the hospital. I received 3 injections. For six days, I was excused from my heavy loads and considered to be helped by my co-trainees. I felt like I was a burdensome to them. I cried out to God out of self pity, guilt and repentance. I learned a lot from that incident.

In spite of the peace, joy and comfort I received, there’s still something inside my heart that shouts, “I need to go back home…” but my mind was saying, “you have to finish the training.”

On the 10th of March 2015, three missionaries have to bid goodbye for Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. We’re sad, we’re left, and we also wanted to go with them…

On the 11th of March 2015 before 12 noon, I woke up from a dream. A very vivid MARCH 13 was shown in that dream with me packing my things, going back to Davao city and happily welcomed by my mom. I was happy with that dream but a little sad. At first, I did not believe my dream; they told me to hear more from God. I actually ignored that dream but on the 12th of March while everybody went to the farm except those who were having 40-days fasting; a prophet was sent to me. She asked me to pray to her. While I was praying I saw a vision, a light exploding. Then I told her of my dream with regard to March 13. She paused for a while and told me that she received a number, 21, through a vision I don’t know, she only asked me to count 21 from the day I arrived and found that March 12, that particular day was my 21st in that prayer house/training center. So it was confirmed that I had to go back home on March 13, 2015.

It was so amazing how her feet were guided by God to approach me and since I was asking the Lord for a confirmation and I was answered.

There’s so much joy in my heart not because I had to go back home but because it’s the sovereign will of God. I’m afraid to disobey Him again or to go against His commands. Twice I disobeyed by tying to escape and my right leg was struck twice,too.

LESSON LEARNED: Not to be another prophet Jonah.

MIRACLE HAPPENED…

My 21st day of stay in PH (prayer house) was a celebration. It coincides with a birthday celebration of our colleagues’ mom, the owner of the whole lot we occupied. My desire was even met by the Lord when they cooked special vegetarian spaghetti. As I remember I said, “I wish before I go back home I could eat Abby’s special spaghetti.”

I was comforted by the Lord many times while I’m in pain; my desire was met couple of times. I remember of wishing to eat a vegetarian meatball three days before I went back home. I almost lost hope of eating that vegetarian meatball because we’re so busy that day with our reading materials and we had to stay late to make up of our deadlines. We usually had our dinner at 5:30 to 6:00 pm and there’s no meal in between as part of our training to maximize our corporate reading, no such thing as midnight snack as we Filipinos usually have. So when our trainer announced that there’s a vegetable meatball prepared for us to be eaten at 10:30 that night, my eyes grew wide out of surprise. I did not even notice they cooked it. Or maybe I was somewhere else when the cooked had prepared it. The next day, I don’t want to call myself abusive of God’s mercy when I had wish to eat a noodle, any noodle or pasta, a soup or dry noodle does not matter as long as it’s a kind of noodle. My co-trainee agreed. She also desired to eat such. And guess what, less than 10 minutes after, the cook arrived from the market with the noodle, we call it “bihon”, because it was one of the admin staff’s birthday. We don’t even know there’s a birthday celebration on that day. We laughed so loud about it. It’s so amazing how fast and immediate God answers prayers.

And finally, on the 12th of March while we’re busy preparing for the food, I did a lot of chores and of walking. As a result, my wounded foot got so painful to the extent that I cried to God, “How could I go back home with this physical condition?”

At dawn on the 13th of March 2015, I woke up from a dream. In my dream, God showed me my feet and told me to stand on my feet flat on the ground and start walking normally as if I don’t have any wound. I did so and instantly, the pain was gone and I was healed and was able to walk normally in my dream. When I woke up, I wept. The dream seemed real. God talked to me like a father talked to His child! So I excitedly rose and slowly stood by my feet for the first time since I got wounded, making it flat on the ground. And my dream came true! The pain was gone as if I didn’t have any wound. So I removed the bandage telling, “I don’t need you anymore.”

Early in the morning as we gathered for a film show, I gave a testimony about a miracle that happened to me.

LESSON LEARNED: All things work together for good for all those who love the Lord and are called according to His purposes. . .and faith without action is dead. Many times I declared I am healed but because of the pain, I was still limping and could not walk normally but when God intervened for me to put my faith into action, I was instantly healed.

MY FINAL TASK

Anyway, before I went back home on the 13th of March, I received a revelation and was confirmed by another prophet. I saw a scroll in my vision while I was praying and was told to go to our co-missionary who was confined in the hospital because of her Mayoma bleeding. They said ‘scroll’ represents a Word of God. So before heading to Davao, I dropped by in the provincial hospital in Kidapawan city to visit her and pray for her. While praying, I saw a vision: Psalms 23 and Muslim brothers and sisters. So I told her to meditate and declare Psalms 23 and to share the gospel to the Muslim brothers and sisters and later found out that she have Muslim in-laws. I was told she did not brought any Bible so the other Bible which I intend to give to my dad, I gave to her instead. I realized the perfect timing why that large Bible was left in that prayer house for so long and was brought back to me again was not for I thought it intends to be. God had used it as instrument to mend broken hearts, healed wounds and reconcile broken relationships. That said missionary had hurt me a lot. I already had forgiven her. But as I laid my hand on her to pray, I learned to love her more. It is in God’s word as the Israelites fasted, He said, “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.”

These days (since we’re in the last days), you could no longer play church or play to God because He is so serious dealing with us. And it’s just so amazing how He uses and connects different kinds of people to be His vessel to accomplish His purposes.

To God be the glory!,

“RAISING UP AN END-TIME PROPHETIC COMPANY”

(22nd National Prayer Gathering Day 4 Session 12)

Speaker: Neville Johnson

I’m becoming more Filipino every day. This is the last day. Halleluiah!

We’ve been talking about the coming harvest because for the last three years God has been impressing that so strongly upon my heart and many visitations. We have to understand that is coming but not only that, we need to prepare for it. Otherwise we’re going to be caught unaware.

Prophetic army in the book of Joel is a harvest gathering army. They are to gather the harvest. There are two armies that will be marching. There’ll be an earthly army of God and there’ll be a heavenly army of God and they will be marching together. We’re going to see the army of heaven joining the army on the earth. God said He would pour out His Spirit and restore the years that have eaten into our lives and He’ll going to bring massive changes to the church.

The first harvest will be preceded by an outpouring of the fire of God, an introduction back to the church of a baptism of fire that will begin to purify and prepare the army of the Lord. The result of that will be the first harvest will begin to come in. That harvest will be so great. Many will believe and think that it is the final harvest but it’s not. There’s another one after that before the coming of the Lord.

Isaiah 6:3 “And they were calling to one another: Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.”

Isaiah preached about the time when gross darkness covered the earth, at the same time the glory of the Lord is upon us. But the gentiles shall come to your light. The glory of the Lord shall be seen upon you and the gentiles shall come to your light. They will be seeking you out. Gathering the harvest is not going to be difficult because they are going to be seeking you, coming to your light. And the world will be drawn to you particularly in time of disasters and calamities when they see the light of God upon you.

Isaiah 60:5 “Then you will look and be radiant, your heart will throb and swell with joy; the wealth on the seas will be brought to you, to you the riches of the nations will come.”

The abundance of humanity is coming into the kingdom of God.

I wanted to share an interactive vision I had in April 22, last year. I was praying and then I found myself standing on the sea of glass in heaven. I had been there quite a number of times. And as usual there’s a lot of activity there. I wonder why the Lord had brought me there. I look to the right of me while standing on the sea of glass and there was a procession. There were some men carrying of what look like a coffin. I thought, “This can’t be right, there’s no death in heaven. Maybe this is some prophetic statement to give me some insight or understanding.” They brought the coffin right up in front of the sea of glass. I walked to the front to see what happens. And the Lord Jesus stood at the front. He opened that box which looks like a coffin and then He took the lid off and He pulled the man out. And he stood upon his feet; he looked slightly Egyptian. After He pulled him out, He said, “live!” and then He looked at me and said, “I am releasing the Joseph ministries from this time forth into the church in their fullness.” I asked, “Lord, what does that mean, ‘it is time for the Joseph’s to be released’?” and when He said that a power went through me and then I turned around. When I looked down on the sea of glass I could see the earth. I can’t explain that but I could see right through the sea of glass and this power is spread all over the earth. And He said, “I want you to tell the people that the time for the Joseph’s has come.”

In the prime mission, we all have a bit of the Joseph ministries in us. The prime mission of Joseph was to save much people alive. In the midst of catastrophe, judgment, some terrible things that are coming on the earth, it is our job to save much people alive. We got to be there. The abundance of the people of the world will come to you. Joseph did not just save his own Jewish tribe, remember there was famine in the land and his tribe came down but it says in Genesis 41:5 “When the famine had spread over the whole country, Joseph open the storehouses and sold the grain to the Egyptians, for the famine is severe in all the world.”

The famine was all over the face of the earth. And all countries came to Egypt to Joseph to buy corn because the famine was so in the land.

Joseph ministry is not just about wealth, it’s about saving much people alive. And pharaoh give Joseph another name, he said, “From now on you won’t be called Joseph, I’m going to call you ‘Zaphenath-Paneah’.” (it’s part Egyptian and part Syrian which means savior of the age.) God is releasing saviors of the age. You young people are going to be saviors of this age. And the world is going to come to your light. It’s going to be an exciting time.

Obadiah 1:21 “Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion to govern the mountains of Esau. And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.”

Amos 8:11 “The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord, “when I will send a famine through the land—not a famine of food or a thirst for water, but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.”

You are to bring the Word of the Lord. You are to reveal the Lord Jesus Christ to the whole generation that does not know Him. Do you know there are over three billion people in the world who have never heard of the name of Jesus? That’s going to change. There’s an army coming forth. There’s famine of the earth of just not knowing who Jesus is. But this army is going to spread across this world and the world will know who Jesus is. Every tribe, every tongue, every person on this planet will have that opportunity. God is calling you to save much people alive.

Joseph came to power during the time of economic crisis.

Genesis 47:15 “When the money of the people of Canaan was gone, all Egypt came to Joseph and said, ‘Give us food. Why should we die before your eyes? Our money is used up.”

And where the money failed…the people of the earth turn to the people of God. When the pension system fails and there’s no more pension; when the money fails; when the government can’t provide health care anymore because there is no money, then it’s your turn. It’s the turn of the church to provide the healing power of the Lord, to provide food, to reach in them. The whole world will look to the church for a season of time. Economic crises will start again to sweep the world that will start this year rather June, July. The bible tells us that during economic collapse, money doesn’t disappear. It just changes at hands. The rich get richer and the poor get poorer.

We’re living in days now where evil is maturing and goodness is maturing. The kingdom of darkness is maturing and the kingdom of God is maturing. These two systems are maturing together. Gross darkness in the world and the glory of God upon the church. We’re going to see God move in a tremendous way.

Where are the Josephs? God’s calling you to at least one aspect of the Joseph ministry. We need to understand. There is a war coming to Israel, at least two wars before the Lord returns. But there is a war coming to Israel probably within the next 12 months. It will be very soon. We’re going to see the nation of Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria come against Israel. We’re going to see that happen but God will deliver them. God has a purpose for Israel. God will intervene again like He has done in all of the last few wars in Israel. And then there will be a period of peace. There will be a negotiation for peace. They will be trying to broke the peace. Now when they begin to broke the peace, you need to take note of the person involve, who’s broking that peace, for he will come to power a little later. So you need to see and understand that, the peace will be broken.

The Islamic world is a fantastic mission field. See this whole land rest in the Middle East, they’re really not so much Islamic. It’s the spirit of lawlessness. It is the anti-Christ spirit. The spirit of lawlessness is spreading through this land. Do you know there is this Islamic town in North Africa which American missionaries are trying to get in and trying to reach but they couldn’t make an indent into it? Then one day, the Lord Jesus Christ visited every person in that town either in dreams or in visions or with the leaders in person. When that town woke up the next day, the entire town was born again. These missionaries came in and said, “What happened here?” They said, “Jesus visited us, Jesus told us who He is.” Dr. Peter Wagnett (?) documents this whole thing and when he looked at the history of that town, the first martyr to Islam was martyred in that town. It’s very interesting. A seed was sown which resulted in an entire Islamic town coming to the Lord. It is really well documented. See God’s going to reach into the Islamic world. And there’s going to be so many of their leaders who are going to have encounters with Christ. It’s a harvest field of its own.

The next war in Israel will be followed by a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit. And after that war there will be brokering for peace. So when they’ll say, ‘peace…peace.. .’ be careful because distraction is just around the corner and that peace will end in great tribulation and then the second harvest will begin.

We need to have an understanding of the days of which we are living. There will be conflict in the Middle East. The bible tells us that the entire city of Damascus will be wiped out. Think about it, Damascus is a very big city.

Isaiah 17:1 “See, Damascus will no longer be a city but will become a heap of ruins.”

When Isaiah prophesied that, nothing ever has happened to Damascus so it was yet future. Israel will be blamed for that city being annihilated and many problems sweeping the world will be blame upon Israel. One of the most brutal persecutions against the Jews will begin which will make the holocaust look like a tea party to what is coming in all nations of the world. And we need to understand, these things are going to happen.

Matthew 25:34-40 “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

Then the righteous will answer Him, ‘Lord when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

The King will reply, “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”

Come you bless of the Father insomuch as you have done it unto the least of my brethren, the Jewish people, you have done it unto me…”

I don’t know how many Jewish people are in the nations in the Philippines. But it’s probably a lot. Persecution is coming and the church has got to protect them. The church has to think about how are they going to protect them and how are they going to take care of them. This is going to happen to every nation. Jesus said, “If you do it for my Jewish people, my brethren, you have done it unto me.” These are the things coming in the days that lie ahead.

Huge amounts of money are going to come into the hands of some of the Josephs and the purpose of it is to build the kingdom of God, to establish the kingdom of God in the earth. I really believe that you need to get your hands in printing establishment that can churn out printed materials in vast quantities. Three times it comes to me in these meetings. Because there’ll be a time when the internet is going to be down, when you can’t use the internet, it will eventually be controlled by the nations of the world and the only thing that will be left is the printed word. And you need to prepare to disseminate enough material and to get it out there. You need to think of buying up some of these establishments. Running is a commercial thing but when you need it for the kingdom of God they are there because you are going to need it. Buying up land…

Deuteronomy 8:17-18 “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you the ability to produce wealth, and so confirms His covenant, which He swore to your forefathers, as it is today.”

God made a covenant on Abraham, “Look at the stars, your seeds will be as those stars…look at the sand on the sea, that’s how many are going to come in the kingdom of God.” to establish His covenant, to reap the harvest, to fulfill the purposes of God. God’s going to give some of you vast amounts of wealth to establish the kingdom so that you can prepare for the coming harvest. That’s one thing to have a harvest but if we’re not prepared for it, it can devastate the church. And we need to be aware of that. You’re going to constantly train new believers. Train them quickly, bring them to maturity quickly, you got to acquire assets for the kingdom of God. You’re going to acquire and prepare new material. You have to have an adequate prayer life.

I have seen in vision forms three times now that there is activity in the sun which is abnormal and takes out the cellphone for weeks at a time. It takes out the internet, it took out a lot of the satellites, and then everything comes back to normal again. Then there’s another sunspot, electromagnetic wave hits the earth, takes the cellphones out again. If the cellphones are taking out, you’ll be alone with God, do you know? But that’s coming; we need to know what’s coming. The Lord said to me, “Ready or not tell the people, I am coming.” but we need to be ready. A lot better if we are ready.

I want to share with you very impacting interactive vision I had regarding the harvest. That was on the 28th of March 2008. The Lord gave me this interactive vision. I sat down to pray and the moment I sat down to pray, I was standing on a beach. There was no one on the beach. I thought, “Lord, why am I here?” I looked around and there was a mist over the sea. The tide was almost full tide. And I knew that was significant. That’s almost full tide, you know. In time, in God’s purposes, the time when which we live is almost full tide. It’s quite warm and the air was crisp. Suddenly a boat appeared through the midst coming towards the shore heading towards me. And there was a man on the boat holding a tiller. I saw it coming and as the boat came in, it crunch up on the sand and stopped. I looked at this boat and I looked at this man and he said, “Do you want to come fishing?” I thought, “What? I like fishing.” so I said, “Okay, I’ll come fishing with you, now push the boat down and I jumped in.” Very quickly he turned the boat round and we went to the sea. We got into the deep water. And the boat stopped. This man looked rugged but is refined in his face. He seemed very focused and determined. I looked at the sea; it has lots of tamed fish. I mean I had never seen so many fish and I got the impression that all these fish wanted to be caught. They keep swimming up and looking at me. I couldn’t bend down. This man looked at me and said, “I am Peter.” Before I could say anything, he throw the net out. The minute it hit the water, the fish jumped into the net. As he pulled it in, the fish hit the deck of the boat, they all turned into people. Peter said, “The harvest must be reap but it only can be reaped by those who crossed Jordan and entered into the promise land.”

Peter said casually, “Jesus was involved in two fishing trips while he walked on earth. These were prophetic fishing trips. There was a profound prophetic message associated with these fishing trips.”

“One of the fishing trips was right at the beginning of His ministry.”

“In Luke 5…,” I thought

“But the second fishing trip is right at the end of His ministry.”

“Yes, that’s right, that’s in John 21…” I said

And Peter continued, “On the first fishing trip, the net broke but on the second fishing trip, the net didn’t break.” He looked at me and pointed at me and said,” so shall it be at the end of your age, the net will not break.”

You see the early church had a harvest and it was a wonderful harvest but eventually the net broke and the church went down into darkness.

Peter said, “Those who had left the wilderness behind to crossed into the promise land, those who have one goal and one motive which is to build the kingdom of God (he said it with such force, power)…jealousy, anger, selfish ambition will no longer hinder those who are involved in the final harvest.” That’s you. He said, “…none of these things (jealousy, anger, selfish ambition) will exist. The final harvest will soon begin and will increase in intensity until the end.” Then he looked at me and he pointed his finger, “The end is in sight. The finishing line is now in view. What begun at Pentecost, your generation will finish.” I was staggering by now.

He continued, “The great cloud of witnesses watches with great joy and anticipation for the final consummation. Just as the harvest begun with one generation, it will finish with one final generation.” That’s you; he was talking about this generation. Peter said, “My generation saw the foundations laid, your generation will see the building completed: the full house of the Lord. There will be many in your generation that will overcome all things even death. My generation saw the tears sown into the harvest; your generation will see the tears removed from the harvest. The harvest wave is upon you. And you will accomplish in one generation what hundreds of generations have failed to do. The glorious shadow that emanated the early church is just the shadow of things to come. You will see the fullness of the glory of God in one generation.”

Peter paused for a long time and I’m glad he did because I was trying to comprehend. I was getting a little overwhelm. My senses were beginning to overload all of it. Then he said while he looked at the people on the boat and he said to me, “See how the boat has grown!” I looked at the boat. It was massive. It was bigger than any liner you could see in the world today. It was massive and packed with people. It could accommodate millions and millions of people. Then he looked at me and said, “The seed of the early church martyrs will blossom in your generation. The seed has slain in the ground but there has not been enough rain for it to germinate, but the rain is coming and the seed of the early church martyrs will blossom in your generation.” Then he looked at me with serious look on his face. He said, “Tell the Christian leaders of your day, if they seek to personally profit by this harvest and build their own kingdoms with this harvest, the Lord will destroy them. This harvest is holy. This fruit is precious. If you cause my people to stumble, you will be accountable.” I began to feel the force of gravity washing over me in a powerful way. It hit me like a blow. And it’s hard to focus after that.

Peter finally said, “Purity of heart is required for those who will be involved in gathering this harvest.” You got to be pure in heart. Your motives must got to be pure. One thing, we exist only for one thing: to build the kingdom of God. We don’t care about ourselves. We are to build the kingdom of God.

Peter said, “The harvest is not your harvest, it is my (the Lord’s) harvest…the Lord waited so long for this.” and he quoted a scripture:

James 5:7 “Be patient, then brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and the spring rains.”

The Lord is longed patient waited for it until you receive the early rain and the latter rain. Be patient. Establish your heart for the coming of the Lord.

I was just trying to gather these all together and I said to the Lord, “Lord how will I remember all these?” because it was beginning to fade. Very quickly I still found myself sitting in my living room. When I came out of this, I could remember every word in detail and wrote it down.

If we do not prepare now, we will not be able to cope. There’s a coming great harvest. You’ve got to acquire. Some of this Josephs have to acquire assets. You’ve got to acquire land. The Lord spoke to me. There is a huge piece of land where I live up on the mountains of Queensland. The Lord told me, “You see that piece of land there; I want you to buy it.” It just came on the market. I said to the Lord, “You know we don’t have the money.” He said, “I want you to buy it.” And we have to look at this property. It’s in the middle of a rainforest. This huge area of cleared land and from the satellite view, you cannot see the cleared land, totally hidden. I asked Him, “Lord it’s a 160 acres, what do you want this for?” He said, “I want you to prepare this to receive Jewish refugees in the last days. I want you to set it up so that you’ll be able to feed them and keep them safe.” And I said, “Yes Lord.”

But God is going to release finance for projects like this all around the world. And He’s going to release projects for this in your country. There’s going to be havens. There’s going to be geographical areas in the Philippines which are havens. They are safe. They are the Philippine Goshen’s, areas where the plagues that come upon Egypt did not come upon Goshen. There’s going to be safe areas. And you’ll going to be sensitive to the Lord for this. During the economic collapse that is coming again, real estate can be bought very cheaply. Prices will fall. Get ready. Be cashed up. If you need to sell anything to cash up, be cashed up so that you can take opportunity of these things when they come. Halleluiah, it’s coming!

The Lord Jesus began to speak to me about exponential growth, a harvest of exponential growth.

Amos 9:13 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when the reaper will be overtaken by the plowman and the planter by one treading grapes. New wine will drip from the mountains and flow from all the hills.”

The plowman shall overtake the reaper. The harvests are coming so rapidly that the plowman is catching up with the reaper. Everything is speeding up and it’s a picture of exponential growth. I sat to think about this and asked the Lord, “Lord what do you mean by this?” Let me just show you of what it means in terms of a harvest very quickly. If you have 2,000 people, 2,000 Christians that fast and pray and seek the Lord and they each one lead 6 people to the Lord in one year. It’s not hard, is it? You fast and you pray, you witness, and you lead 6 people to the Lord. 2000 leads 6 people so you’ll have 12,000 now plus the original 2 so you have 14,000 people in the kingdom of God. Now if those 14,000 people do the same thing in the second year, you end up with 98,000 people in the kingdom of God. That’s exponential growth. In the fourth year, if you keep doing this, you end up with over 4 million people in the kingdom of God. And all you’re doing is having start leading 6 people to the Lord. Every Christian leads 6 people to the Lord. At the end of the seventh year, you will have 1.4 billion people in the kingdom of God. That is exponential growth and that is going to happen. Those who get saved will start leading people to the Lord and those who are led will lead other people to the Lord. And you’ll start a chain reaction. God will start a chain reaction of exponential growth that would be phenomenal. Just in 7 years. What’s the population of the Philippines? 70, 90 million, okay you could easily do it. That’s how it is. The plowman shall catch up with the reaper. Exponential growth is a harvest principle. How will you cope?

Great task arise ahead of the church. A harvest like that can devastate the church because you couldn’t be able to cope with it. It means you are going to have millions of cell group leaders in this nation. I mean millions and you are going to have them train and ready to go. You’re going to have prayer houses in every street to pastor on them on those streets. It’s coming. It’s coming. But over and over and over again, the Lord has been saying to me for 3 or 4 years now, the church is not ready. The logistics of handling that amount of people is awesome. But you’ve got godly administrators. You’ve got people who been trained in business. For this time they come to the kingdom for such a time as this. The logistics are enormous. And you have to prepare and will do it.

Just before Jesus left this earth, the angel came and said, “In the same manner in which you see Him go, He will come again in the same manner.” Well, what did the angel mean about that? He’s not coming in the same manner on which He left. He’s coming with thousands of His saints with white horses that is going to be a great event.

Just before Jesus ascended to heaven, He started to appear to His people in person. He appeared to Mary Magdalene in Mark 16 and then He appeared to the eleven apostles. In 1 Corinthians 15, He appeared to 500 people at one time. And this was a phenomenon that took place just before He left. The angel said that in the same way that He led up to where He was going that will happen when He comes back. And in this period, from now on, there’s going to be what we called a period of the perusia (?) where Jesus is going to appear in phenomenal ways, sometimes in a large congregation like this, He’s going to come in person and take over the message. He’s going to appear to people in their homes. He’s going to appear in board meetings and give you directions and clarity. In the same way on which He went, He’ll going to come.

Just before He come, the appearance of the Lord is going to be so common. He’s going to start appearing to His people. And we see this phenomenon taking place just before Jesus left. In the same manner which He left, He will come again with many prior appearances.

Colossians 3:4 “When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.”

That’s not heaven, His talking about that here on the earth. He’s going to appear in us. We can begin to expect from here and out. I’m not talking about visions. I’m talking about the Lord appearing in person just like you and I. I’m taking over for seasons of times. He will appear to you in your homes, churches. This period is called the perusia or is a lead up. He’s going to start appearing in His people before He comes for His people. And we see this phenomena taking place. It’s part of what Jesus is about to do.

One of the things I want to talk to you about is one of the things of what apostle Peter had talked to me about, he said, “The seed of the martyrs in the early church is going to be reaped in this generation.”

How much seed has fallen into the ground in this nation? A number of years ago, my daughter came to me after the end of a Sunday service. She came to me and said, “Dad, all the prophesy of my life has been fulfilled. There’s no more prophesy, I fulfilled it all.” And she’s going to another nation for few weeks so I said, “When you come back, I’ll prophesy of you.” And she was happy. And she had this kind of look on her face when she say goodbye to me and hug me. She went off to another nation where she needed to visit some of her girlfriends who had backslid. Just before she left, she gave me an envelope. She said, “If I’m delayed in coming home, don’t open this envelope unless I’m delayed in coming home.”

I said, “Okay.” and I stocked it on my bible, kind of forget about it. She went to this other nation. She led a girlfriend back to the Lord. And she died in a car crashed. We were devastated. She was 26. Then I remember this envelope. I opened and read it out and it was the complete outline of the funeral service we we’re to take for her. And she signed it “Andrea” and underneath “seed for the harvest”. So we buried her and you don’t get over those things overnight. It takes time. Many times in heaven, we talked together. I’ve talked with her many many times. She talked to me about the coming army of the Lord. She talked to me about so many things.

Anyway, I had another interactive vision. I called them interactive vision because I don’t know what else to call them. I knelt down to pray and instantly I was on a horseback on the army of the Lord. Thousands of young people around us; many horses; some are walking and some are on horses. We were marching towards the city. Thousands of young people. And as we got within the few kilometers of the city, I heard that familiar sound, you know of automatic weapons fire. And the whole army stopped. I looked at the Lord. He had that kind of look, ‘it’s alright…it’s alright.’ The whole army stopped in this Islamic city. then I heard this, “Let me go…please let me go.” then another person, a girl to my left, a teenage girl said, “Let me go, let me go…” and another boy said, “I want to go…I want to go.” This went on. I thought, “What is going on?” and then the Lord pointed at this girl. She must be at about 18 or 19 and she was walking with the army. And He said, “You can go.” and this girl was so happy, so happy and so she began to dance. She walked up in front of the army, dancing, worshipping, and dancing. I thought, “She can’t do that, we’re just about in range of weapons fire.” I kept looking at the Lord and she kept going. Then I heard that weapons fire again. Automatic weapons fire …tatatatatatat….I thought, “Oh no…” then everything went into slow motion like in those movies, everything goes into slow motions. And I saw a cluster of bullets coming towards that girl just slowly while she’s just worshipping the Lord closer, closer, closer and cut about this far of that girl, and her spirit came out of the body and the bullets hit her body. She fell to the ground. When that happened, an incredible light like an explosion went (expand) right across the city. I was standing in the city. Scales were falling in the people’s eyes in the city. I asked, “Lord, what is this?” He said, “Now you can go into the city. There’ll be no resistance. The scales had fallen off their eyes. They know who I am.” And the entire army moved into that city and the whole entire city was converted and brought to Christ. As I looked on one sitting on the horse was my daughter in the army of the Lord.

There were two armies marching together. In fact there were three. There were angels, there were saints and there were earthly saints marching in one army but that one martyrdom brought a whole city to the Lord. That’s why these young people were saying, “Let me go, let me be a martyr…let me go…” and they are so eager to go. I thought, “The devil does not stand the chance. Now with these kids, he doesn’t stand the chance. They go on over the entire world.” This entire army of the Lord is coming forth.

Many of you parents have lost children. Some of your children have died maybe of sickness, accidents or whatever, but you have lost children. And you think, “Why Lord…what did I do wrong? Why have I lost…? Why is this happening to me?” You go through that and thought, “Why it happened to me? Why I didn’t protect my family? Why? Why?”

But children are taken, some very little, some older. And the Lord talked to me about this today. God takes seed and that seed fall to the ground and dies and He takes the best seeds. It falls into the ground and it dies. But it brings forth much fruit. Those kids that die in your family are now being trained in the army of the Lord to join this army of the Lord. It was not in vain.

And the Lord wants to give you some understanding of this seed for the harvest both in the early church martyrs and now those of you in this generation who have lost children. God often takes them as seed for the harvest and they multiply the army of this generation. Out of that one seed, thousands of young people will be swept into the kingdom of God. It was the principle in all revivals. It was the principle in all the move of God. It was the principle in the early church.

The harvest is coming. The armies are marching on two levels.

The Lord appeared to me saying, “This is how you’ll going to close this session.” All of you parents who lost children from little babies down to little children, you need to release and dedicate them today as seed for this coming harvest. It is not in vain. You did not just lose them. It was a privilege for them to be part of the seed for this harvest.

To those parents who’d lost children and you wondered why this has have to happen to you and so you live with the hurt and the hurt does not just go away until we bury it to the Lord, just repeat this prayer after me, “Lord Jesus, I dedicate my children that will be taken from us, I dedicate them to you and to the harvest, let them become seed. Let them have the privilege of becoming seed because you take the good seed and you sow it in order to enhance the harvest. And today I release them.”

To God be the glory!

    GAMES AND APPS: ARE YOU ADDICTED TO?

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Just got my Smartphone back 4 days ago! It just couldn’t function to its new owner, so strange when it’s so well with me. God is an awesome God! He is unpredictable. His ways indeed are higher than our ways. Thank you Lord for disciplining me. You just wanted me to prioritize things and you wanted me to get rid of my idol: gadgets and gizmos and addiction to social networking and apps in my Smartphone and other stuffs that preoccupied me so much, hindering my precious time with you.

Thank you Lord for granting us the desires of our hearts.

I remembered the time three months ago when Jesus told me to sell my iphone, to get rid of this because this turned out to be my idol. I didn’t want to. But then I realized I need to simplify my complex life and one of that is to give up my properties. I had given my other phone to my cousin and I let my iphone be bought to the person He referred to with the price fix to His, no more, no less. I didn’t want to. Eventually, I learned to accept and obey.

You see, obedience is doing the things you don’t want to do. But because God told me, I did. And I was free and delivered from the spirit of materialism and idolatry. I realized it’s all worth it for the months were out in the mission without distractions. I only had with me my other phone (the simplest one) for my family to contact me. It was just so unbelievable I was able to survive it without loads on my phone, no internet, no facebooking, no TV for months throughout the mission field! God had helped me and He continues helping me.

I realized it’s ok to have these stuffs provided you must know when, how and what to use it for and that you would use it to glorify God and not your own selfish ways, not for luxurious, superfluous entertainment and vanity means.

I also remember the time on how God disciplined me. He is such a jealous God. This story went like this. I was burning CDs (supplemental audio and video files for evangelism) forgetting my habit of praying and devotion for the whole day, but guess what? I was not able to burn even a single file! When I ask Jesus why I failed on that task, He simply answered, “Did I ask you to do that? You only wanted to do it. I did not ask you.” After which, my memory card in my other phone was corrupted including all the songs with Christian lyrics, my USB and computer was infected by a virus and all the files was erased but I wondered why the pictures were hidden. My computer malfunctioned. I cried out to God questioning Him, “Lord, is this your way of disciplining me? What’s left is my simple phone and the rest went ashtray.”

I knew He wanted me to acknowledge Him and put Him first in my list of priorities. I knew it when I saw a vision in my dream. In that dream what’s left was the bed and the rest of my properties were washed out and thrown by big waves of the sea and the storm ate them up. The bed represents REST. We could only find rest in God’s presence. And it’s true since the only file left in my other USB is the audio Bible verses from Genesis to Revelation and all the files (songs, pictures, videos, articles) were infected and erased.

When I possessed my stuffs (my gadgets and gizmos) I did not realize that they slowly were taking lordship over me. I was being controlled by them instead of me controlling them. How pathetic it was!

So I prostrated and cried out asking Jesus to forgive me. I found out that He got jealous. He is such a jealous God. He wanted you, your time and you alone.

After you’ll learn from your mistakes, God will grant you reward more than you expect. You just have to be patient and lean on Him. So, I received blessing from the Lord. My computer was reformatted, fixed and upgraded for an amount of almost free! Imagine 200 pesos? Yes, that’s an amount I paid for the person God sent. I got new guitar and trolley backpack bag intended for God’s work and finally I got new gadget: music beat box that could play songs all day long. Then who among you could say I became worse or got back to my old self materialistic idolater to gadgets and other stuffs? If you think I am, you’re wrong. See God is training us. He continues working in us. If we passed the first level of His test, then welcome to the next level until we grow up and mature.

“God will never leave you empty. He will replace everything you lost. If He asks you to put something down, it’s because He wants you to pick up something greater.”

And we also have to learn trusting in Him, in all our ways we have to acknowledge Him. If He will ask you to do something, don’t ask “why?”, simply obey. That’s trust. If you don’t understand, remember: His ways are really higher than our ways. God is able and in control of everything we do.

To God be the glory!

the most important treasure left

 

Dawn of April 14, 2014, I dreamed of:

THE MASTER BED…

In my dream, we transfer dwelling with my mom and sister through an ocean vessel from Davao to Cebu. It was not a successful one in some ways because we almost lost all our properties along the way. I saw our paintings, furniture and other stuff left soaked because of the waves tossing the ship. The ship was not safe for cargo since it was loaded in an open space without roof and safety measures so most of our belongings fell and were swallowed in an open sea.

When we reached ashore, I checked the ship. I’m the only one who noticed the great loss of property because everyone was busy. Seeing me, the master bed jumped off from the ship and so I pulled it over to save it. The bed is so significant for me to save. I saw other stuff tossed on their post but I accepted the fact that we are losing them contented with the single bed I kept for ourselves safe.

Thoughts to ponder: The bed represents rest. Our God is our rest. In Him we find rest if we only surrender all our loads and burdens in His hand. Let us allow God to do its total healing in our lives by totally surrendering our lives to Him.

READ Psalms 23

“The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be want.

He makes me lie down in green pastures,

He leads me beside quiet waters, He restores my soul,

He guides me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil, for you are with me;

Your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies.

You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life,

And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

 

2 Corinthians 12: 9, 10 says, “But He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That’s why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”

 

FAITH…

While on the other ship, I and my sister were fixing something. Then I notice a green creature, a sea merman playing with the plastic container I just threw. He looked like a fetus by its size. I screamed and ran away. I was so discomforted. However, my sister befriends him. As I was trying to throw him out, I found out that his body is so delicate made of plastic cellophane. He can read my mind and said, “How could you ask question and then not believe the answer?”

Thoughts to ponder: I don’t see the event or the situation as significant as the question asked by that green creature.

Hebrews 11:1, 6 say, “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see…and since without faith it is impossible to please God because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

 

Hebrews 3: 12-19 says, “See to it, brothers, that none of you has a sinful unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you maybe hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. We have come to Christ if we hold firmly till the end the confidence we had at first. Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as you did in the rebellion. . . so we see that they were not able to enter because of their unbelief.”

 

VOYAGE…

 We kept on our voyage. Suddenly, a huge colourful ship appeared right before our very eyes. It has words written on its body that I hardly remembered. Our voyage was so exciting. Big waves were everywhere until we saw an island which so amazed us.

Thoughts to ponder: In our journey, the road that we walked on may not be the same road every day. Sometimes, it’s smooth, other timesit’s bumpy and full of thorns or stones that stumble us, but take courage and persevere for in our journey, we’re not alone. We have an invisible and intangible companion that walks with us no matter how far or hard our journey is and helps us in times we get tired, holds us up so that we’ll find rest in His presence and the moment our rest is complete, we may be stronger than before to continue the journey with Him. That invisible and intangible companion isour Lord Jesus Christ.

Romans 8:28-29 says, “We know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them. For God knew His people in advance, and He chose them to become like His son.”

 

Galatians 6: 9 says, “Let us not be weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.”

 

IN THE GARDEN…

I was in the park. I saw my former workmates but they no longer recognize me. There was a beautiful garden inside full of flowers of different varieties and colours. I was walking along with it. I was even stepping, tramping my feet. Then I ran towards the open field where I saw some cut weeds and dried leaves purposely collected to make the soil fertile. I asked myself, “Why would they put those dried leaves and thrashes over those healthy grasses and flowers if they wanted to make that soil fertile?” In my opinion, the healthy plants get damaged if they’d be carried that way, just like a single rotten tomato could spoil all the good tomatoes in the basket.

Thoughts to ponder:

Matthew 9: 16-17 says, “No one sews a patch of unshrunk cloth on an old garment, for the patch will pull away from the garment, making the tear worse. Neither do men pour new wine into old wineskins. If they do, the skins will burst, the wine will run out and the wineskins will be ruined. No, they pour new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.”

 

2 Corinthians 6: 14-17 says, “Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness? What harmony is there between Christ and Belial? What does a believer have in common with an unbeliever? What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said, ‘I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people. Therefore come out from them and be separate,’ says the Lord. Touch no unclean thing, and I will receive you.”

 

MISSION FIELD…

I was confronted by a Muslim guy. He tried to trick me to find out my faith. I was a little afraid knowing that Christians are killed in their territory but before I could answer, I woke up from sleep.

 

Thoughts to ponder:

Matthew 10: 34- 39 The Lord says, “Do not suppose that I come to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace, but sword. For I have come to turn a ‘man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law—a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household,’ Anyone who loves his father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; anyone who loves his son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me; and anyone who does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.”

 

Matthew 24: 9 -13, Jesus says, “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumours of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed…nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom…then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but he who stands firm to the end will be saved.”