tornado vs faith

I dreamt of:
A. …myself attending a wedding. All the ladies who are visitors wore white gowns and the men wore tuxedos. I was tasked to call those who have roles in the wedding who were slothful sitting on the bench outside the church feeling shy. I encouraged them to be zealous and be prepared like an army. So, they fall in line to get ready for the wedding procession.

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B … a tornado from dawn to morning today. In my dream, a tornado can be seen in the sky through our window. In amazement, I took my phone to capture the moment. My mom scolded me since it’s too dangerous to stay.
Then, our house started to move. Next thing, we went down through the stairs fearing the roof on the second floor might be removed due to the strong wind. However, seconds after, the things in the second floor started to throw themselves and we thought the wooden ceiling would gave up and fall over us below.
The neighborhood was already devastated, we’re the only house left. But we keep holding each other. Soon our house is being shaken as if the foundation is uprooted and the house moved feet away from its original site.
I, with other young people started to pray (apostolic-prophetic prayer). We commanded the wind to stay away and not harm us and it obeyed us. But later as it got stronger, we surrendered our lives to God, praying that if it’s time for us to die, we commit our spirit to the Lord. Nevertheless, we became spiritually stronger and prompted by the Holy Spirit to move away from the house since the monster wind is fast approaching us. We run to the open space. But my mom and other family member were still inside the house. I screamed on top of my voice, calling my mom to get out from the house. No answer. So, I returned to our half-ruined house. At the door, I saw my family with my mom holding a sack of clothes. She tried to secure clothes or other things before we fled for our lives. I felt disappointed to her saying, “Mom, our lives are more important than those things you packed up. Besides, how could you run with those heavy loads?”
Then I woke up.

Wisdom:

A.
Matthew 25:1-13Amplified Bible (AMP)

Parable of Ten Virgins
25 “Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins, who took their lamps and went to [a]meet the bridegroom. 2 Five of them were foolish [thoughtless, silly, and careless], and five were wise [far-sighted, practical, and sensible]. 3 For when the foolish took their lamps, they did not take any [extra] oil with them, 4 but the wise took flasks of oil along with their lamps. 5 Now while the bridegroom was delayed, they all began to nod off, and they fell asleep. 6 But at midnight there was a shout, ‘Look! The bridegroom [is coming]! Go out to meet him.’ 7 Then all those virgins got up and put their own lamps in order [trimmed the wicks and added oil and lit them]. 8 But the foolish virgins said to the wise, ‘Give us some of your oil, because our lamps are going out.’ 9 But the wise replied, ‘No, otherwise there will not be enough for us and for you, too; go instead to the dealers and buy oil for yourselves.’ 10 But while they were going away to buy oil, the bridegroom came, and those who were ready went in with him to the wedding feast; and the door was shut and locked. 11 Later the others also came, and said, ‘Lord, Lord, open [the door] for us.’ 12 But He replied, ‘I assure you and most solemnly say to you, I do not know you [we have no relationship].’ 13 Therefore, be on the alert [be prepared and ready], for you do not know the day nor the hour [when the Son of Man will come].

B.
Matthew 24:15-18 Amplified Bible (AMP)

Perilous Times
15 “So when you see the [a]ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION [the appalling sacrilege that astonishes and makes desolate], spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the Holy Place (let the [b]reader understand), 16 then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains [for refuge]. 17 “Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things that are in his house [because there will not be enough time]. 18 “Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his clothes.

REACT: As I pondered upon my dream, I knew God is speaking to me through the dream. I knew I became so worried about some things (earthly things) these days like house, etc.

Psalms 127:1 says, “Unless the LORD builds the house, they labor in vain who build it; Unless the LORD guards the city, the watchman keeps awake in vain.”

In the end, there is one more certain and important, not our properties but our lives. I realized, yes, why do we worry so much about our food, clothes, shelter or other things? We worked so hard acquiring things which don’t have eternal value. When catastrophe strikes, we can’t carry all of them because we’ll be more concern for our refuge, our lives. And still, when havoc struck us, if we are the children of God, we’ll be left unharmed. He is our mighty defender. Our ever-strong arm.
…and Jesus is coming for a perfect bride who make herself ready!

To God be the glory!

Signs in the sky

Dream today from dawn to morning (February 8, 2017)

Today is the third day of my 5 days prayer and fasting from 9 am to 12 noon, wherein I need to hear from the Lord. It’s so frustrating that though from day one, without the aid of alarm clock I always woke up by supernatural hand, shook my body that made me leave my bed to start my task, ….it’s frustrating since I wasn’t able to wake up on time (9 am) today; I had a long dream. I want to share it with you.

  1. In the church, during altar call, I fall on the ground by a heavy anointing of the Spirit of God. This took all my heaviness in soul, body and spirit away. I totally surrendered by it and I felt so light like floating, had peace. Then, while I’m still down on the floor unable to move by my own, I was carried by the Spirit of God to draw nearer to the altar like a wind carrying my body like a feather…swiftly and gently.
  2. I went back to my Jerusalem, my birthplace. While riding a tricycle, we saw the sky turned dark. Then a form like tornado appeared far above us. It’s thick black, looked so gruesome though it does not carry wind to blow us away. It’s just a sign in the sky. Another sign appeared in the sky, another thick cloud with strange shape. I could clearly imagine it now while I’m writing this, which was also horrible.

The driver panicked, but I was calm. I knew he didn’t have personal relationship with Jesus. I started sharing. I said, “Do you know that in the last days, before the day of Jesus’ coming, signs in the sky will appear like the blood moon and what you just see now?”

3. We got a task to enter a village surrounded with water. It’s a poor village with really narrow roads. We rode a jeep and to enter that village we need to climb up the stairs. Our driver didn’t want to leave the vehicle so he pushed the vehicle with all his might to climb the stairs using his foot. But, surprisingly, I jumped off the vehicle and started pulling it with my bare hands. Where in the world had I got that strength? It was a hand of God.

4. One of my cousin, a sinner and an enemy of God was ministered by men of God, until he proclaimed that his heart is where the kingdom of God resides and that there is no other supreme being that what my friend’s God is sharing and that He is only to be praised and served.

SCRIPTURE READING:

The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age (Matthew 24: 29-31)

The Coming of the Son of Man

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

Wisdom:

I realize that it’s not good to put the move of the Holy Spirit in the box. We need not to follow a program like a robot, like this time or at this moment, I need to follow this and that, God is not a boring god. He wants His bride to have excitement everyday to wait on Him by providing new activities. It might be today, you’ll open up your heart to Him by only loving Him, praising Him, and tomorrow, He’ll let you just sleep and rest in His presence by talking to you through dreams. The next day, might also be different, He’ll let you go somewhere, in the mountains to wait on Him, or anything…..than just simply offering your prayer request to Him.

Jesus needs a personal relationship with you as much as we have. He needs our time as much as we need Him not just because He is the supplier of our needs. ..because without Him we our empty, void and incomplete.

To God be the glory!

 

 

A mad cat over tornado?

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READ : Psalms 74 (A prayer for National Deliverance)

At 4:00 am of the 30th of October, 2013 I woke up from a bad dream. It’s long with different plots and settings. The venue is in a seemingly forest near the beach. Three curly-haired young ladies in their school uniforms were eating with me using chopsticks. At first, one of them wanted to show me the correct way of using chopstick cause she’s doubtful of my ability but at the end, she used flattery words instead of criticism. I knew she’s just ashamed because I’m older than her.

Next scene. Queue of trees was facing the beach. A young boy appeared. His face doesn’t looked innocent, but appeared as antagonist with his devilish, sly smile. He was holding a dagger. Using it, he easily had engraved a horizontal straight line around the tree’s body. And right then, the tree was cut ready to fall towards the direction of a unique, gorgeous, rich coconut tree. I never had seen such kind in my life, not even on TV, internet or magazines. Aiming to trample any thing underneath by it’s weight and strength, the huge tree fell destroying some parts of it and not totally the whole tree. It happened because a strong American woman in her 40s suddenly appeared from nowhere just to save the “Tree of life”. As I remembered, that tree looked really strange which has two layers: upper and lower. The upper was partially damaged but the lower was all right though its roots were slightly loosened its grip from the ground making it looked weak and almost collapsing. However, it stood still and strong.

Next scene was on the beach. The water was extremely blue. There were floating cottages. I could see two bridges connecting the cottages together. There’s a seawall dividing the colorless pale water from the extreme blue one. Although the water looked so clean, clear, quiet and peaceful, it seemed artificial to the point that it wasn’t moving. I saw few “tilapia” fish swimming underneath which made me giggle for excitement. I wanted to catch some. On the next cottage, I saw my former student lying comfortably on the bench. I appeared so young like a high school student.

Then from afar, I heard a voice calling me. I recognized it from a famous showbiz personality (Paul Jake Castillo). He asked permission to take a photo while holding his camera. Before I nod, he automatically threw his slipper purposely so that I could stare at its motion and that he could achieve his aim for a better camera angle and the shot to be fancily stolen. “Nice!,” he amusedly said.

Actually, before that thing happened, I asked permission from the manager (the same person I refer as my student), but he strictly disapproved my request. It just turned and showed how hardheaded and disobedient I am in that dream when I insisted to continue the photo-shoot. Next, I rushed towards the cottage to get my camera. While I’m searching. I saw a cat trying to scratch and bite me. I ignored it and from the cottage window, I saw my sister with other friends taking multiple poses from a distance. Paul Jake was holding his camera and seemed having fun with them as his models. I envied them wishing I could had been part of that group pictorial. I regretted telling myself it could had been better if I just stayed there a little longer.

I resume my searching. I mustn’t miss the fun. The mad cat that looked so frighteningly valiant was ready to attack again. When it finally jumped over me, I screamed which woke me up.

RELATE: On Nov 4, 2013, Monday evening, tornado hit Metro Cebu, Philippines. It originated in northern Bohol before crossing the sea and striking the coastal areas in cities of Mandaue, Cebu, Lapu-Lapu and Danao and towns of Compostela and Carmen. It occurred during a thunderstorm caused by tropical depression. It originated from a body of water and traveled from Bohol to Cebu so it can be called a waterspout or tornado that forms over bodies of water like oceans, rivers and lakes causing extensive property damage. As I watched the news on TV, the devastated structure of houses and trees turned upside-down—houses mostly located along the coastline left me in awe.

Does this event have something to do with my dream, or the other way around?

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Four days after I dreamt I was attacked by an angry cat, my co-worker told me that she was bitten by a cat on November 1, the same day I arrived at my aunt’s house, play with my cousin and their cat. I was extra careful while playing with the cat after my bad dream. My colleague was so worried, in fact, I’m the first one she shared her problem with and asked an advice from.  She was so worried which made me forgot to share my dream about the mad cat that attacked me.

What was that dream supposed to convey when in real situation it wasn’t me who was directly affected? Or am I just so damn at interpreting my own dreams? If all my dreams may have come true then I have to wait for the right time for it to happen before I draw conclusion. After all, the God I’m serving is never too late at His promises, signs and wonders. He’s such a God of perfect timing. That dream serves as warning and correction. Warning from a future accident or danger and correction from wrong choices and priorities. I knew He don’t want me to dwell in my worldly passion like photography, my craze and ultimate hobby.