“And I beheld, and I heard the voice of many angels round about the throne and the beasts and the elders: and the number of them was ten thousand times ten thousand, and thousands of thousands; Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing” Revelation 5:11-12
The tide has broken in! The rising wave of revival is now here! Close to two thousand worshippers, intercessors and spiritual warriors filled the spacious worship sanctuary of World of Hope Church in North EDSA, Quezon City last October 13 for the second batch of Worship, Warfare and Intercession (WWI) Training spearheaded by the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP). The Holy Spirit was poured out again in a mighty way filling the people with the new anointing of seeing visions and fresh experiences of entering into the realm of heaven. With more than eighty percent of the attendance composed of young people, it was yet again another manifestation of the new level of prophetic anointing being released to the end time harvesters of this generation.
Bishop “Kuya” Dan Balais, the IFP National Chairman and the CLSF Senior Pastor opened up the session with the Topic: “Foundations of Walking in the Spirit in these Last Days”. Kuya Dan emphasized to the participants the extreme importance of dwelling in the secret place of the Most High spoken of in Psalms 91. Pastor Joel Bataclan, IFP-WWI facilitator, spoke of the need to walk in accordance with the Ten Commandments bringing the huge throngs of people to a time of repentance and humbling of themselves before the Lord for breaking the Laws of God. Pastor Obet Lorenzo led in the impartation of the prophetic anointing. Sister Edith Mendoza of Jesus Is Lord Church (JIL) together with Pastor Ferdie Lazarte and the IFP Worship Team led the people to an experience of heavenly worship interspersed with the prophetic messages of the speakers. Pastor Ed de Guzman, IFP Vice- Chairman capped the whole day training and workshop by bringing in the message of Christ-likeness and character as necessary foundation for the new spiritual experiences the Lord is giving to His people.
It was an awesome thing to behold how the young people eagerly and enthusiastically listened for the whole day, praying and fasting all those times. Waves upon waves of anointing flowed in every session holding true to the banner theme: “Worship, Warfare and Intercession”. People came from across denominational lines hungry for more of God and willing to pay the price of revival. Giving once again overflowed enabling IFP to shoulder the expenses of the event with much more to spare. The Lord indeed favored the participants with such generous outpouring of His presence. A new sense of joy and gladness filled the whole place as God’s people worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. Many are looking forward to the next schedule of WWI training, a sure sign of brokenness and a growing hunger and thirst for more of God. The churches in Metro Manila that is networked with IFP being coordinated by Pastor Joshua Bontogon, IFP Metro Manila Coordinator, eagerly volunteered to work together, pray and promote the gathering resulting in another full house attendance of this ground- breaking event that ushers in the church deeper and deeper into the streams of God’s life-giving river spoken of in Ezekiel 47.
Next week, the churches in the Visayas will likewise hold a series of WWI gatherings for Iloilo and Bacolod in Negros. As revival is clearly rising in the island of Panay, more and more young people in the Visayas are responding to the call and volunteering to the growing army of End Time Harvesters! Attorney Lyndon Cana and the team of intercessors and pastors are working relentlessly to catch the wave of revival breaking out in the so called “center” of the nation, the Visayan Islands. True to the prophecy made by Bro. Vincent Selvakumar, the gateways of revival are beginning to open wide both in the cities of Metro Manila and the provinces in the Visayas and Mindanao. The floodgates of heaven are open! All glory to God!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 359 on October 21, 2012