“And saviours shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD’S.” Obadiah 1:21
Tomorrow, May 13, is a very crucial day for the nation not only politically but also prophetically. It is our 2013 mid- term elections that would put into our Senate and Congress the next set of lawmakers of the land. It will also the elections when new set of local executives like governors, mayors, provincial council members and city/ town council members will be elected. For many decades, the electoral process has deteriorated to rock bottom level. For many years, the democratic electoral process has been terribly marred by senseless violence and bloodshed, massive cheating and manipulation of the election results, vote buying and bribery, abuse of power of incumbent officials, massive use of blood money in expensive campaigns and many other acts of wickedness. Families in power have morally violated the constitutional prohibition against political dynasties blatantly and shamelessly boasted their political stranglehold in vast number of elective positions. Many provinces, towns and cities have been dominated by single families using the massive power and resources within their control to make sure that they will continue to rule protecting their vested interest enriching themselves by stashing away public funds in hundreds of subtle and cunning ways. The prophets declared that we are at the forked road of our destiny: One road leads to righteousness, restoration and blessings; the other one leads to worsening wickedness, destitution and destruction!
The prophets encouraged us to: “Contend for our destiny and fight for God’s promises!” These strong and urgent prophetic directives have been trumpeted over and over for the past three years during the National Prayer Gatherings (NPG) held by the Intercessors for the Philippines (IFP). From March 2010 when we prophetically declared our Jubilee season, it has been no less than an intense spiritual battle of attrition! Amazingly, the Lord has raised up a generation of “deliverers and saviours” as spoken of by the prophet Obadiah (Obadiah 1:21). While a significant part of the Body of Christ is still sleeping in a state of prophetic stupor, there is a generation of Jacobs (Psalm 24: 6)n that intensely seek the Lord, hear from Him and receive the spiritual strength to contend and fight for the nation’s prophetic destiny. These are the warriors of destiny: From pastors and intercessors who hear and believes the word of the Lord who contend through prayers and intercession to specially called men of God like Bro. Eddie Villanueva who put his life in the line running for a senate seat in obedience to the call of the Lord in this “kairos” hour.
The IFP leads these warriors of destiny. We blew the Jubilee “shofar” upon the revelation of the Lord for our change of season; we sound the alarm in different occasions when the Body of Christ needed to be awakened, assembled to worship and pray and rallied for the battle (Num 10), we mobilize the church to fast and pray nationwide as we enter the threshold of our destiny! Three years into our Jubilee decade, our destiny is within reach! Let us be the warriors of destiny that God is looking for! Let us pray, campaign and support those who have heard the prophetic call and put their lives on the line!
Also published on Eagle Christian, Issue No. 387 on May 12, 2013