“Thou shalt arise, and have mercy upon Zion: for the time to favour her, yea, the set time, is come” Psalm 102:13
The 24th National Prayer Gathering (NPG) of the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP) will finally take place next week! Some 10,000 pastors and intercessors from all over the nation are expected to gather for four days at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City this coming April 9-12, 2013. The NPG is an annual solemn assembly spearheaded by IFP to gather together to worship the Lord, listen to His prophetic word and intercede for the Philippines and other global concerns in connection with God’s prophetic purposes in our generation. This is a unique gathering that has been faithfully taking place in unbroken succession for the past 24 years as one Body of Christ from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, across denominational lines, join their hearts together to humble themselves, repent for the sins church and the nation, pray and intercede seeking the face of God for His will and His Kingdom to come upon the land. This 24th NPG is very crucial in the sense that 24th is the number of Divine Government. We anticipate that for the next seven years of our Jubilee decade (March 2010-March 2020), the Lord will significantly fulfil His promises to us in line with our historic 490 Years Jubilee of Jubilees which we proclaimed last March 16, 2010 at the Cebu International Convention Center (CICC) in Cebu City.
The main speakers for the 24th NPG are mighty prophets of God from India namely, Bro. Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj, Bro. Vincent Selvakumar and Pastor Joe Sweet of the USA. The local speakers are myself, Bishop Eddie Villanueva, Pastor Ed de Guzman, bro. Wyden King and Bro. Diwa Guinigundo. Worship will be led by the IFP worship team with prophetic dance and pageantry to be rendered by a composite team of dancers from different churches in the country. A special presentation from Lancaster, California on an ethnic drama on the story of “Casaq, the Eagle” will be staged by Sommer Haven dance and drama group headed by Sister Theresa Skinner with some 16 participants coming from the USA and about 100 volunteer dancers from the Philippines.
The Philippines, being recipient of a glorious prophetic destiny as a righteous, “sheep” nation; a prosperous “prince” nation; and a missionary-sending, evangelizing and discipling nation has long been waiting for this glorious time of favour (Psalm 102:13)! That time has come! Let us therefore continue to be fervent and unrelenting in our prayers, zealous in our gospel proclamations and persevering in discipling our nation to establish a righteous and God-fearing people. Most of all, let us continue to enlarge the jurisdiction of the Kingdom of God, building Him a house of worship, prayer and sacrifice so that He will continue to dwell with us enable us to fulfil our God given destiny as a righteous nation, a blessed nation and a missionary sending nation in these Last Days! Indeed, this is our time! Let us seize our destiny in this moment of our prophetic fulfillment!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 382 on April 7, 2013
For more information about the 24th National Prayer Gathering, visit the IFP website.
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