Archive for January, 2012
Prayers and Planning Retreat to Face the CLSF Challenges in 2012 and Beyond
The CLSF National Leadership led by CLSF Senior Pastor and Spiritual Director Bishop “Kuya” Dan Balais went on a spiritual retreat last Jan 25-27 at the beautiful CCT Campsite in the hills of the picturesque Tagaytay City to seek the Lord concerning the church strategic direction for 2012 and beyond. It was an opportunity for the CLSF National Elders to have ample time ministering to the Lord, waiting upon Him and listening to His voice. This retreat was both crucial and strategic in the light of the New Season and Final Dispensation that the prophets have spoken concerning the times that we are living in. Kuya Dan emphasized the need to focus on two end time task: Prepare the Bride of Christ (Rev 19: 7) and Reap the Final Harvest (Matt 24:14). Kuya Dan said these two strategic tasks is context in unprecedented global upheavals, natural and manmade calamities that will shake the nations. It is also an exciting era as the Lord is about to pour out His Spirit upon all flesh as spoken of in Joel 2:28-29.
Ten other National Elders joined Kuya Dan in the retreat namely Ate Tanette Balais; Kuya Andrew and Ate Nenette Sombilla; Kuya Peter and Ate Lorna Reyes; Kuya London and Ate Nona Londonio; Ate Mo, Kuya Eric Rodriguez and Kuya Arman. Ate Nelids Kho, also a National Elder was not able to join since she is in Pangasinan. Presided by Kuya Dan, the National Elders took much time in worship, prayers and intercession as the Holy Spirit came and enveloped the meeting place with the presence and anointing of the Lord. The Spirit of wisdom, understanding, knowledge, counsel, might and the fear of the Lord (Isa 11:1-3) accompanied the Elders throughout the three day retreat. It was also a time of fellowship and open sharing of the hearts with one another. The corporate nature of the CLSF leadership structure with strong apostolic and prophetic leadership of Kuya Dan was very evident as this distinctive defined the foundation of the CLSF church which received an amazing prophecy as a Philadelphia church (Rev 3: 7-13). At the height of deep worship one morning, Kuya Dan saw a vision of the Lord Jesus leading a flock of sheep that have soiled their coats in their journey. The Lord Jesus touched the heads of the sheep and their coats became as white as snow. The vision confirmed the specific direction that the Lord has laid in the hearts of the elders to focus on strengthening the leadership of the CLSF (KE Pastors, KE Elders, missionaries, doulos, ministry workers) by personal care, counseling and mentoring to be done by the National Elders ministering to their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Kuya Dan and the Elders also designed a restoration process to those workers and leaders who had been disciplined providing a positive atmosphere of encouragement and edification (Eph 4:11-16).
Kuya Dan emphasized that this new program of edification and care to the church leadership in all levels will cause a better care and feeding of the whole CLSF flock. This is directly pursuant to the twin tasks of Preparing the Bride of Christ and Reaping the Final Harvest. “A strong congregation will result in a strong harvest force”, Kuya Dan added. The Elders also spent ample time in reviewing the compilation of 2012 prophecies spoken by Bro. Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Bro. Vincent Selvakumar, Pastor Neville Johnson and prophets from the West like Rick Joyner, Bob Jones, Paul; Keith Davis and others. All of the prophets are unanimous in saying that 2012, symbolizing divine government, is a very strategic year for the whole world and that a new season has entered in God’s redemptive calendar beginning the last quarter of 2011 from the Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) to the Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). Unprecedented outpouring of God’s Spirit will come to bring revival for the whole earth in the midst of the Great End Time shaking of the heavens and the earth (Haggai 2: 6-7; Heb 12:26-28; Isaiah 60:1-2; Matt 24: 1-14). Kuya Dan exhorted the Elders to seize the moment and fulfill the God-given task and destiny of the CLSF in this season of the unfolding of God’s glory throughout the earth. This extremely fruitful National Elders Retreat will be followed up by the KE Pastors Retreat this coming Jan 30-31 to be held at the CLSF Goshen Center.
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 323 on January 29, 2012
“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” Isaiah 40:11
Last January 25-27, the National Elders went on our long awaited prayer and planning retreat. It has become our church distinctive and tradition to always seek the Lord for the direction and guidance in our lives and ministry. The Elders arrived at the beautiful and world class CCT Retreat Center situated in the verdant hills of the scenic Tagaytay City at about lunchtime. I have to catch up with them coming from Bae, Laguna where I and the Board Members of the Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM) also had a planning retreat. Feeling quite tired from the long trip and super-demanding schedule, I just trusted the Lord for His divine enablement earnestly expecting and looking forward to His refreshing presence in that cool, fresh and wind-blown retreat park! My faith and hopes were high!
It was at the dawn prayer of the third day, Jan 27 that the Lord showed up while we were in deep worship. While I was leading in singing worship songs, I suddenly saw a vision of the Lord Jesus walking with a flock of sheep following Him. The Lord Jesus was wearing a white robe shining in God’s “shekinah” glory. I saw the Lord Jesus’ face with His deep blue eyes full of love, tenderness and compassion! He was holding a lamb in His arms while looking back at His flock. I noticed that the sheep has soiled their coats with mud, dust and dirt as if they just came from a long journey. Then, in the vision, I saw the Lord Jesus stopped, stooped down and began touching one by one the heads of every sheep in His flock. A miraculous thing took place! As soon as the Lord touched the heads of the sheep, their coats were immediately cleansed and became as white as snow! This continued on until every one of them was touched and cleansed by the Lord Jesus! I saw the sheep as fat and as healthy as they can be! Then the Lord spoke to me: “Do the same for the shepherds in your church!” Immediately, this prophetic vision set a powerful direction for the entire CLSF Family for 2012 and beyond!
The prophet Isaiah declares this shepherd heart of the Lord:
“He shall feed his flock like a shepherd: he shall gather the lambs with his arm, and carry them in his bosom, and shall gently lead those that are with young.” (Isa 40:11).
David, the shepherd and king of Israel declared: “The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want… (Psalm 23: 1-6). Our great and mighty Lord is also a loving and tender shepherd of His people! Psalm 95:7 and Psalm 100:3 declare that we are God’s people and the sheep of His pasture! In the midst of many great things that God is doing, He is still our loving Great Shepherd!
The CLSF national leadership received a strong prophetic direction from the Lord to care for the CLSF KE pastors, elders, missionaries, ministry workers as the Lord would care for them. The Lord also specifically impressed to us to restore those shepherds who have fallen, nurture and heal those who have been injured by sin and life’s circumstances. We have taken the responsibility to start this “new thing” in our church. A healthy and strong shepherd would result into a healthy and strong flock! This is the very first time that we will take the care of our shepherds seriously and with great resolve! This is God’s direction for us as we aim to meet the challenges of 2012 and beyond!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 323 on January 29, 2012
23rd National Prayer Gathering — April 10-13, 2012, 1-9 PM daily, Cuneta Astrodome, Pasay City, Metro Manila
Register now for the 23rd National Prayer Gathering on April 10-13, 2012!
Theme: Prepare the Way of the Lord! (Isaiah 40:3-5)
Guest Speakers: Robert Misst, Jill Shannon, Chuck Pierce
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“See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is” Ephesians 5:15-17
Finally, after some months of struggle in getting our visas, we were able to make our trip to Chennai, India last January 10-15 for a prophetic consultation with Bro. Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Bro. Vincent Selvakumar and Bro. Mohan Lazarus, three of these Last Days’ company of prophets who have been endowed by God with extra-ordinary supernatural ability to ascend into the very presence of God and receive God’s divine counsel concerning the things that are to take place on the earth. The key leadership of the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) namely, Pastor Ed de Guzman, Ate Nona Londonio , Ate Tanette Balais and myself were joined by the leadership of NFS Ministry namely, Bro. Wyden King, Sis. Antonia King and Pastor Nate Yage to meet with the aforementioned prophets to receive the prayer strategy how the Philippines could fully enter into the season of revival and transformation to fulfill her prophetic destiny especially for the end time harvest.
This prophetic consultation was an offshoot of the 22nd National Prayer Gathering and the subsequent National Youth prophetic Conference (NYPC) held last year when very important prophecies were released by Bro. Sadhu, Bro Vincent and Pastor Neville Johnson concerning God’s ordained destiny for the Philippines in the light of the end time catastrophes and the impending revival that shall be poured out on the earth (Haggai 2: 6-7; Heb 12: 26-28; Matt 24: 1-14). The prophets declared that it is of absolute necessity that the Body of Christ in the Philippines would know the key to the revival and would exactly follow the Lord’s blue print to effectuate it and sustain it till the second coming of the Lord. The prophets warned that we cannot afford to miss it for there is no more second chance! We are at the very cusp of entering this revival. We have to be able to seize it, establish the Kingdom of God in our nation and fulfill our glorious prophetic destiny in our generation.
The prophets further added that since unprecedented natural calamities will hit our region in the Pacific, it is of utmost importance that the church in the Philippines would guard our borders through intensified and sustained prayers and intercessions. The prophetic ministry is critically needed at this time so that we would know the events that are to take place in the nation before it comes and have the time to trumpet the message to the churches to counter act the evil schemes of the enemy and also to enforce God’s strategy for revival and the great harvest of souls. Bro. Sadhu and Bro. Vincent assured us that if carefully heed God’s word and fully obey His commands, then the Philippine s would be blessed beyond our imagination such that other nations would look to us as a great testimony of the unfathomable grace and mercy of God. From a nation that is known for corruption, poverty and destitution, the Lord would be restore and bless us spiritually and materially to make us become a blessing to the nations. They further added that the Philippines would be an anointing oil to anoint and impart God’s power and glory to other nations! This is our destiny! Let us seize and enforce it!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 322 on January 22, 2012
A Report on the Six-Day Prophetic Consultation in India
Last January 10-15, Bishop “Kuya” Dan Balais, together with Ate Tanette, Ate Nona and Pastor Ed de Guzman representing the National Board of the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP), joined with the top leaders of NFS Ministry namely Bro. Wyden King, Sister Antonia King and Pastor Nate Yage for the long 12-hour trip to Chennai, India for a prophetic consultation with Bro. Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj and his company of prophets to map out a prayer strategy for the protection, revival and transformation of the Philippines in accordance with the recent prophetic pronouncements for her. Kuya Dan and the team felt in their hearts that this trip was critically important in charting the destiny of the nation in the light of the New Season and Final Dispensation of God in these Last Days.
Landing in Chennai International airport, the group was met by the staff of Jesus Ministry of Bro. Sadhu and after some 45 minutes of travel from the airport was booked at the JP Hotel in the heart of the City of Chennai to rest for the night. The following day, Kuya Dan and the team were invited by Brother Sadhu to visit the studio of Angel TV and meet him there. The team was impressed by the dedication and diligence of the Angel TV Staff making do with the simplest of facility cramped in a small rented building. The global impact of Angel TV in broadcasting the prophetic word of the Lord to the nations highlights the great grace of God to Bro. Sadhu in his obedience to the call of God. Though the facility was simple and small compared to average Christian television ministries, most of their TV equipment is top of the line, fit for such a powerful global coverage. After the visit, Bro. Sadhu treated the team to a sumptuous lunch at a Chinese restaurant. Not used to extremely spicy Indian food, this was a welcome luxury for Kuya Dan and the team. After the late lunch, the staff of Angle TV brought the team to Saint Thomas hill, the place where the Apostle Thomas was suffered martyrdom. It would be remembered that Apostle Thomas was the one who brought the gospel to great sub continent of India. Today, it is estimated that there are about 5%-8% Christians which translates to about 96 million making India the 7th largest Christian population in the world. With a population of 1.2 billion dominated by Hinduism, India is still amongst the world’s most un-reached nations.
On the third day, the team, together with Bro. Sadhu, flew to Tuticurin, Tamilnadu in the southern part of the great Indian Sub continent. This was to fulfill the main purpose of the journey, which was the prophetic consultation with the Indian prophetic leaders for the prayer strategy for the Philippines to guard her from natural calamities that will hit the Pacific region and also to effectuate and maintain the last great revival of the nation. From the Tuticurin domestic airport, the team has to negotiate a one-hour land trip across the land dotted by hundreds of farms, swamps, lakes and lagoons to the venue of the consultation- the Jesus Redeems Ministry of Bro. Mohan Lazarus, one of the major ministry partners of Bro. Sadhu. It was about evening that Kuya Dan and the team reached the ministry center of Jesus Redeems at Nalumavadi, Thootukudi district in Tamilnadu State, South India. The following day, Bro. Mohan Lazarus, the founder of Jesus Redeems Ministry toured us to the different facets of the sprawling ministry center. It was amazing to see how they fully utilized the tri-media of print, radio and TV ministry powerfully enhanced by a powerful social networking facility to communicate the gospel and the prophetic messages of the Lord not only in India but all over the world! They established schools and a community hospital to minister to the poor people in the village. Bro. Mohan is also building a huge prayer center in the village whose covered auditorium can seat an astounding 75,000 people! The project cost is at mind-boggling 500 million rupees! Through the years, the Lord continues to supply the needs of the huge construction project! Once completed, it will be the very first, the biggest of such structures in the whole of India.
After the tour, the long awaited prophetic consultation followed. Prophets Vincent Selvakumar and Mohan Lazarus whom we met in Israel joined us in three hour-long consultation and prayers. The consultation was very fruitful and enlightening as the prophets shared with the IFP and NFS teams what the Lord revealed to them as the blueprint of the protection, revival and transformation of the Philippines towards her God-ordained destiny. The prophets warned that there is no room for mistake. The church in the Philippines cannot afford to fail. We only have this one chance to make it! There will be no second chance!
On the last day of the stay at the sprawling ministry center, Kuya Dan was requested to speak at the annual prayer gathering attended by an amazing 40,000 intercessors and prayer warriors from the thousands of churches in Tamilnadu and many parts of India! It was such a powerful 6-day prophetic journey in India. Kuya Dan and the team took careful note of the prophets’ important instructions and warnings. As they flew back to the Philippines, they are all the more determined to pursue the prayer strategy with all their hearts, soul and might to fulfill the long awaited prophetic destiny of the nation!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 322 on January 22, 2012
“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places” Ephesians 1:19-20
The year-ending 2011 CLSF Workers’ Camp is a season- breaking Camp for the whole CLSF churches nationwide and overseas. For one, the year 2012 is the first year since the Breaking Prophetic Message of Bro. Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj and Bro. Vincent Selvakumar. We have entered the New Season and Final Dispensation last Oct 2011 in Israel’s most prophetically significant Rosh Hashanah to Yom Kippur. The whole CLSF is moving towards this prophetic direction seizing the “Kairos” time in this critical juncture of human history.
The most important focus that we will pursue is preparing the “Bride of Christ” (Rev 19:7) and reaping the final harvest (Matt 24:14). From the Workers’ Camp to the CLSF Missions’ Conference, the whole National Eldership trumpeted this direction to all CLSF churches nationwide and overseas. We have to move into the new anointing preparing ourselves to receive the power of the age to come. It is the Lord’s end-time purpose to fill His people with the final dispensation of His power to reap the final harvest in this Last Days.
We have emphasized that the end time Bride of Christ is a Warrior Bride, the “Ezer” that will be anointed to confront the final onslaught of wickedness and violence on the face of the earth. We have to prepare ourselves for the greatest outpouring of all time as spoken of in Joel 2: 28-29 saying:
“And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit” Joe 2:28-29
This outpouring is an unprecedented release of God’s anointing that neither this earth nor heaven has ever seen. We are the last generation that shall usher in the second coming of Christ, the last runner in the relay race of God’s redemptive history for the whole earth.
Let us therefore arise and prepare ourselves for the revival of these New Season and Final dispensation as the prophets have spoken. CLSF will intensify our prayers, intercessions and seeking the Lord so that we will be in the position where God can release upon us the anointing of the powers of the age to come. We will arise and shine as the prophet Isaiah declared:
“Arise, shine; for thy light is come and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.” Isa 60:1-2
Darkness and wickedness shall increase on the earth but all the more God’s glory and power shall be released upon His people! Let us enter into this New Season and Final Dispensation with faith and fervor! Let us face 2012 with great expectation of the powers of the age to come!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 321 on January 8, 2012
More than 50 CLSF missionary pastors gathered for the 2012 CLSF Missions Conference last January 4-6 at the CLSF Goshen Center in Mandaluyong City. The focus of the annual strategic gathering of senior ministers and ministry workers of CLSF is to hear what the Lord is saying and get a clear direction from the Lord for the new ministry year. The theme of the gathering took its cue from the just concluded 2011 CLSF Workers’ Camp held at Villa Lorenza Resort in Pilillia, Rizal –“Preparing for the New Season and Final Dispensation”. This theme was in response to the prophetic words released by the prophets last quarter of last year outlines in the breaking prophetic message by Prophets Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj and Vincent Selvakumar last August 2011. Kuya Andrew Sombilla, CLSF Missions Head presided over the Missions Conference aimed at preparing all CLSF Mission churches to respond to the new season and final dispensation of the end time events.
Bishop “Kuya” Dan Balais, the CLSF Senior Pastor led the CLSF National Elders in teaching and imparting to the missionaries the prophetic word of the Lord for these Last Days. Kuya Dan spoke on the main theme: “Preparing for the New Season and the Final Dispensation” echoing the main message given in the just concluded 2011 CLSF Workers’ Camp last December 27-30. Kuya Dan spoke on the necessity to move into the new season through much prayers, intercession and seeking the Lord. He also emphasized that, in line with the prophetic direction, the focus of the CLSF will concentrate on two important tasks: Preparation of the Bride of Christ and the Final Harvest. The Bride of Christ (Rev 19:7) is the believers that have made themselves ready for the coming of the Lord and the Final Harvest is the greatest end-time harvest of souls that the church will reap throughout the earth through the proclamation of the gospel of the kingdom to all tribes, tongues and nations (Matt 24:14; Rev 7: 9-10). The gospel of the Kingdom, as Kuya Dan pointed out is the message of the redemption of Christ preached in the context and importunity of the Last Days events. CLSF members must be strengthened in their faith and fervor to overcome and be victorious in the days and years ahead as the Last Days will be characterized by great shakings of nations through natural and man-made calamities and disasters; economic, political and social upheavals; wars and s of wars, religious deceptions and the like; unprecedented increase of wickedness; escalating and intensifying spiritual battles that the church has never encountered before (Haggai 2: 6-7; Matt 24: 1-13; II Tim 3: 1-5; Heb 12: 26-28).
Kuya Dan, however, pointed out in his next message entitled: “The Power of the Age to Come” that the Last Days will be likewise characterized by an unprecedented release of God’s supernatural power and glory to the church that this earth has not seen (Heb 6:5; Eph 1:15-23; I Cor 2:9)! There will be the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit not heard, seen nor experienced ever on this earth (Joel 2:29-29)! The glory of God will shine most powerfully in this Last days to cover the entire earth (Num 14:21; Hab 2:14). The church or more specifically, the “Ezer” or the Warrior Bride of Christ will be clothed with such holiness, power and glory that entire communities, cities and nations will come to the Kingdom in great numbers as the Bible has prophesied! Kuya Dan stirred up the hearts of the missionaries and challenged them to rise up to the new level of anointing that God has prepared for this new season and final dispensation! All the CLSF missionaries and ministry workers gathered were so charged with great faith and passion as they received the word of the Lord with open hearts! The spirit of wisdom and revelation infused the CLSF missionaries as they gear up for the 2012 and beyond!
The rest of the National Elders took turns in stoking the fire of God’s passion in the hearts of every missionary as Ate Tanette, Kuya London, Ate Mo, Kuya Eric, Ate Nona and Kuya Peter took turns in preparing the CLSF mission churches for the task ahead. Much emphasis was also put into counting the cost and willingness to pay the price of walking in righteousness and holiness before God and the spiritual disciplines of prayers, intercession and seeking the face of God. The National Elders emphasized the need to watch the affection of each one’s heart so that only God will occupy the highest place in their individual lives and the corporate devotion of the whole church. It will be the goal of every CLSF pastor and missionary to make every CLSF member part of the end time Bride of Christ!
The 2012 CLSF Missions Conference ended with every pastor and ministry worker committing themselves to fulfill the great task ahead in this New Season and Final Dispensation. Everyone will go back to their respective assignments filled with prophetic understanding of the times and anointed with the Holy Spirit to proclaim and saturate with the gospel of the Kingdom to their respective communities, towns and cities.
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 321 on January 8, 2012