Archive for March 26th, 2012
“And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed” Exodus 3:2
Recently, the Lord has increased my spiritual sensitivity seeing more prophetic visions in my prayer times with the Lord. The impartation of the anointing of the prophets that recently visited us like Bro. Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Bro. Vincent Selvakumar, Pastor Neville Johnson and Bro. Robert Misst seems to rub on us as they prayed for us many times during the prophetic prayer gatherings that the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) hosted in the past three years. Indeed the anointing has to increase in these Last Days to equip the church for the greatest harvest of souls in all of human history. . As the whole world have entered the information age where anything under the sun can be researched through the internet flooding mankind with such an avalanche of knowledge, the Lord is also pouring out such spiritual knowledge and revelations that the church has not seen nor experienced for since it was born in glory. The prophet Habakkuk prophesied that “the knowledge of the Glory of the Lord shall fill the earth as the waters cover the sea (Hab 2:14)”.
The prophet Daniel foresaw our times some 2,600 years ago when he said that:
“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. (Dan 12:4)”.
Indeed, the Lord, in these Last Days, will release unto the church tremendous revelation knowledge concerning the world we are living in. The Church is being prepared to become the “ezer” Bride of Christ- the warrior bride! She will be endowed with such power and anointing that shall consume all carnality in her and make her the Bride she is destined to be! John foresaw our time when he wrote;
“Let us be glad and rejoice, and give honour to him: for the marriage of the Lamb is come and his wife hath made herself ready. And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints.” Rev 19:7-8
During our dawn prayer meeting, I saw a vision whole church on fire, but the church is not consumed. Amazingly, the Lord spoke to me that the fire in the church is a fire of cleansing and holiness. Just like the Burning Bush that Moses saw (Exo 3: 2), I saw that there were people in the church building but they were not consumed by the fire. Then the Lord impressed to me the scripture in Isaiah 6 when the prophet saw the heavens open and his eyes began to behold the glorious throne of God. Immediately he was convicted and cried out:
“Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.” As the prophet cried out desperately, and we read: “Then flew one of the seraphims unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar: And he laid it upon my mouth, and said, Lo, this hath touched thy lips; and thine iniquity is taken away, and thy sin purged” (Isa 6:6-7). Then the prophet heard a voice: “Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me” (Isa 6:8).
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 331 on March 25, 2012
CLSF K.E. Pastors Retreat in Bay, Laguna
The Lord appoints times of refreshing for His beloved servants. This was the rare experience of the CLSF Metro- Manila “Kuriakos Explosion” (KE) pastors when Bishop “Kuya” Dan Balais, the CLSF Spiritual Director and Senior Pastor, together with the National Elders, brought them to the AGAPE Retreat Center in Bay, Laguna last March 19-21, 2012. The AGAPE Retreat Center is a beautiful retreat facility for pastors and ministry workers owned and operated by AGAPE Foundation whose aim is to provide a place where pastors can take a break to rest from their busy and tiring ministry work. It is a complete facility that can comfortably accommodate more than 50 people with nice air-conditioned rooms, a swimming pool, Jacuzzi pool, basketball court, billiards table, a huge session and meeting room and a nice landscaped garden. All the KE Pastors from CLSF’s 17 churches in the Metropolis enjoyed a rare time of rest, recreation and fellowship. The early mornings and evenings were spent on worshipping the Lord, prayers and waiting on Him. It was a precious two days and two nights of fellowshipping with the Lord and with one another.
The National Elders namely Kuya Dan and Ate Tanette Balais; Kuya Peter and Ate Lorna Reyes; Kuya Andrew and Ate Nenet Sombilla; Kuya Eric and Ate Mo and Kuya Arman Abad were able to join the retreat. Ate Nona and Kuya London did not make it because of the busy activities for the forthcoming 23rd National Prayer Gathering (NPG). Ate Nelids Kho, a CLSF National Elder based in Pangasinan likewise was not able to come. All of the KE Pastors were there namely Kuya Gani and Ate Ofel Tolosa of CLSF Pasig; Kuya Medel Diestro of CLSF Malabon; Kuya Albert and Ate Luz Carasig of CLSF Pasay; Kuya Ef and Tina Impresso of CLSF Mandaluyong; Ate Yolly Dizon of CLSF Las Piñas; Kuya Danny Apanay of CLSF Paranaque; and Kuya Abner Ponce of CLSF Juan Luna. Kuya Johnny and Ate Menchu Espeleta of CLSF Cainta Floodway were not able to come because of some health reasons.
The National Elders and KE Pastors were able to spend a precious time of fellowship with Kuya Dan and with one another. This is exactly in line with the direction of the church leadership to take care of the shepherds of God’s flock in accordance with the scripture in Isaiah 40:11 that says about 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”
This was the second half of the semi- annual KE Retreat. The first one was held at the Goshen Center in Mandaluyong. The first one was spent more on ministry operations review focusing on the task at hand pursuant to the vision and mission of CLSF. The second retreat was focused on the edifying and building up the pastors’ well-being. Being the start of summer, the retreat could not come to a better time than it was.
Kuya Dan and the National Elders had ample time to share a wealth of ministry experiences and personal counsel in an informal, casual way. From the dinner table (they were all in partial fast) to the enjoyable time in the swimming and Jacuzzi pool, the National Elders had excellent times of mentoring the KE pastors. They also had time to pray for one another’s burden, counseling with lots of encouragements.
The highlight of the prayer times was the Midnight Prayer Watch from 12 midnight to 3:00 am, when Kuya Dan and Ate Tanette brought the pastors to the new experience of waiting on the Lord and the ministry of the prophetic council. These ground-breaking spiritual experiences were imparted by the prophets who recently ministered in the Philippines through the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) namely Prophet Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Prophet Vincent Selvakumar, Pastor Neville Johnson and the most recent one, Prophet Robert Misst. The National Elders and the KE Pastors were indeed treated to a new experience of receiving prophetic messages through the divine council. The CLSF, being a Philadelphia Church (Rev 3: 7-10) and a prophetic church is being brought to a new level of spiritual experience and anointing so that we could victoriously meet the challenges of Last Days in this New Season and Final Dispensation.
It was indeed a unique time of refreshing for the spirit, soul and body of every National Elder and KE Pastor who came! Kuya Dan said that this would not necessarily the last time for this year. Kuya Dan looks forward to more of these times. This is part of shepherding and caring for the shepherds and overseers of the CLSF!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 331 on March 25, 2012
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.” Jeremiah 29:11-13
All the End-Time prophets that recently came to our land proclaimed similar prophetic words that the Philippines is at the crossroad of our destiny. Prophets Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Vincent Selvakumar of India, together with Pastor Neville Johnson of Australia declared that the Philippines is at the verge of a mighty revival, renewal and rejuvenation that shall transform us into one of the most blessed and prosperous nations in this part of the world. These exciting proclamations powerfully confirmed our Jubilee season revealed to us by the Lord starting the year 2010.
All of them, however, also declared that this glorious prophetic destiny is conditional to the Church or the Body of Christ in the Philippines being able to take heed to the instructions of the Lord given through the prophets. The Lord’s requirement is for the greater Body of Christ to establish 24 Hour Houses of Prayers, build and unify the church, trumpet the prophetic word of the Lord to the churches and the whole nation, proclaim the gospel of the Kingdom of God to our people, destroy the spiritual strongholds in the nation, promote justice and righteousness in the land and walk in holiness and the fear of the Lord.
Prophet Robert Misst of New Zealand, the most recent prophet that came to our land, declared that the Philippines is at a forked road right now. One road leads to the abyss of destruction, degradation, delusion and despair while the other leads to her glorious destiny in God! We need to repent and confess the sins of our people every day. The prophet talked about floods and calamities that will bring untold damage if the national sins are not confessed and repented. Prophet Robert warned us that China, the bird of prey from the East, will take us into captivity if we don’t return to God as a nation and people. This danger is confirmed by hundreds of intercessors who saw visions of tsunamis and earthquakes that devastated our land. I, myself, was shown this terrible vision last week that prompted the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) to call for a 21-Day fasting and prayers beginning March 15 to April 4, 2012. It was a sound of alarm that IFP blew for the whole Body of Christ. Thankfully, hundreds of churches throughout Metro Manila and the whole Philippines took heed to the call and joined in the launch of the three week national fast. The spirit of grace and supplication is coming upon the whole Body of Christ in the nation!
Let us all pursue the prophetic instructions pursuant to our taking responsibility in charting our destiny! Let us be willing to make sacrifices so that we will be able to respond to the call of the hour! It is the most critical final hour in our nation’s history. There is no time to lose; no time to spare. The destiny of the nation is at stake; we have to pursue it with all our heart, soul and might!
Also published in Eagle Christian, Issue No. 330 on March 18, 2012
The Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) and her partner churches and ministries, together with the CLSF prayer warriors successfully commenced the start of the 21-Day Fasting and prayers last Thursday evening, March 15, 2012 at the CLSF Main Sanctuary in Mandaluyong City. Some 350 pastors and intercessors from CLSF and other churches in Metro Manila gathered together to be part of the kick-off gathering signaling the start of this extremely crucial prayer event. Bishop “Kuya” Dan Balais, the CLSF Senior Pastor and concurrently, the National Chairman of IFP opened up the program by a message laying down the foundation of three week national fasting and prayers. Kuya Peter Reyes, a CLSF National Elder and concurrently the head of the Manila Pastoral Movement led followed afterwards leading the prayer for the sins of the church.
Bro. Wyden King, the head of NFS Ministries led the prayer of repentance and confession of the sins of the princes of the land namely the government and the business world. Intense prayers and supplications filled the whole CLSF main sanctuary. Bro. Wyden shared that because of greed for money, government officials and business people have compromised the truth which is the reason why the nation has fallen from the grace of God and have plunged to precipitous decline from her lofty perch in the 1960’s to where we are now. Though there are significant breakthroughs happening in our economy, it has to be sustained and its benefit cascade down to the majority of our people especially the poor and the needy. Bro. Wyden led the crowd in praying in the spirit and cries of repentance and supplications for the sins of the civil rulers and businessmen.
Kuya Andrew Sombilla, a CLSF National Elder, led in praying for the sins of the people. Following the Prayer Guide for the 21-Day fasting and prayers published by IFP, the multitude of sins, transgressions and iniquities of our people were repented of and confessed before the Lord. Again, intense prayers and supplications once again filled the whole sanctuary. The prayers and intercessions were interspersed by songs of worship and adoration to the Lord led by the CLSF Central Worship team. Kuya Arman Abad, a CLSF National Elder facilitated the program prepared by Ate Nona Londonio, the IFP National Director and likewise, a CLSF National Elder.
The kick-off gathering was capped by a short video showing of the revival and great outpouring of the Holy Spirit among the children in Siargao Island in Surigao Province in Mindanao. The people in attendance were so encouraged by what they saw- a spontaneous outpouring of the Holy Spirit among children, many of whom are unbelievers and have just come to the gathering because their classmates in the school just invited them. Bro. Wyden then testified that this was not an isolated case. In many places that the trainers of NFS Ministry went, the same outpouring was being experienced. The Lord seems to ignite revival fires in many parts of the country especially in places where many prayers have been sown by the churches in the area.
The prayer meeting ended around 10:00 in the evening with Pastor Domeng Rivera, a pastor of Jesus Is Lord Church (JIL) and concurrently, the National Coordinator of the Philippines for Jesus Movement (PJM) closing the gathering with a prayer of benediction and prophetic declarations. It was indeed a successful commencement of the 21-Day Fasting and Prayers. The people who sacrificed to come to the gathering were satisfied and blessed seeing and hearing how the hand of the Lord is moving mightily in the land. All those who attended have committed to fast and pray for the next 21 days. It was a gathering birthed through much prayers, tears and supplications: a gathering that will spell the destiny of the nation!
“If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” 2Ch 7:14
Also published in Eagle Christian, Issue No. 330 on March 18, 2012