The Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP), through the able leadership and prophetic guidance of its Board headed by Bishop “Kuya” Dan Balais, IFP National Chairman and concurrently the Spiritual Director and Senior Pastor of CLSF, will launch the 72-Hour Worship Warfare and Intercession (72HWWI) on May 16-19, 2012. The nationwide prophetic intercessory and worship event will kick off on the 6:00pm of May 16 in all the thousands of participating churches and then culminate corporately on May 19 at the Cuneta Astrodome (6:00 am to 6:00pm) for Metro Manila and in large venues in many cities and towns of the country. The ministerial fellowships and the IFP local leadership in the cities and provinces are given the freedom to choose how they will mobilize and engage the churches in a sustained and nationwide worship, spiritual warfare and intercession for the Philippines.
The coming of the prophets to the Philippines for the in most recent years could not have been timed as perfect as it was! From the time of the proclamation of our Jubilee season last March 2010 until now when the nation is under threat from China in the Spratlys Island Territorial conflict and the plan to put up one of the biggest Casino complexes in the world, the Lord has been declaring His clear prophetic words to the church and the nation of the Philippines. Prophets Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj and Vincent Selvakumar from India; Neville Johnson from Australia; Robert Misst from New Zealand; Jill Shannon from Israel; Dr.Chuck Pierce, Pastor Joe Sweet and Cindy Jacobs from the USA are among the highly anointed world prophets that came to proclaim the word of the Lord.
In the just concluded 23rd National Prayer Gathering (NPG) attended by some 10,000 pastors and intercessors from all over the country, Prophet Robert Misst prophesied the danger lurking ahead of us from the threat of China, tagged as the bird of prey from the East (Isa 46:11), in our territorial conflict in the Spratlys Islands. Sure enough, China is beginning to show aggression flexing her naval and military might to challenge all the other claimants of this oil and gas rich islets, reefs and atolls spread over some 425,000 square kilometers of sea. The Philippines, being the claimant with the strongest legal ground to claim the islands is now being bullied by the giant dragon country of China. Having no naval, air force and army to match this world power, we could only turn to God for help and deliverance from this ominous and imminent threat. The Lord, through a prophetic experience given to Kuya Dan in Macau, directed the Body of Christ in the Philippines to hold this 72HWWI in such a crucial point in our history.
It is in this context that the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) is launching the 72-Hour Worship Warfare and Intercession (72HWWI) to call upon the name of the Lord to protect us from China, both the external threat (Spratlys) and the internal threat to corrupt our morals (Casino). The Philippines, through the years, had been a recipient of a glorious prophetic calling as a “Sheep Nation”, “A Missionary Sending Nation”, and most recently, a “Prince Nation to Asia in the Millennium”. The enemy, Satan, will not allow us to enter our destiny without a fight. Because of our mandate and calling to evangelize and disciple the nations of Asia, the old dragon (Rev 12:9) will not rest until he succeeds in subverting God’s glorious plan for our people and nation. What is working for us is our Jubilee season- the appointed time for the Lord to show mercy and comfort upon us (Psalm 102: 13; Isa 40:1-5). The prophets that recently came to our land declared that we have to contend for our destiny; contend for God’s promises!
The strategy for the 72HWWI is taken from II Chron 20 when Israel was threatened by a multitude of the army of three nations of Moab, Ammon and Mount Seir who conspired to an alliance to attack and destroy Israel. King Jehoshaphat cried out to God and the Lord answered his supplications through the words of the prophet Jahaziel to whom the word of the Lord came:
“And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God’s” (2Ch 20:15)!
Kuya Dan emphasized in the 23rd NPG that we may not have at this time a multitude of warships to defend the nation but we have a lot of worship, exalting the name of the Lord from the hearts and lips of God’s people!
“What is going for us”, Kuya Dan observed, “is the new found unity among our Bishops and national leaders in the Body of Christ”. Kuya Dan shared in the last Inter City Prayer Gathering of IFP about the breakfast fellowship among the Bishops last April 15 at Legend Hotel. “This new and historic development gives us confidence that we will prevail over the dragon spirit that is trying to hinder God’s plan for the nation. Unity is a must if we are to enter our God mandated destiny!” Kuya Dan added.
Also published in Eagle Christian, Issue No. 335 on April 29, 2012