Classes resumed today here in Bohol after the 7.2 magnitude earthquake on October 15. School was supposed to resume yesterday, Nov. 5, but local authorities called it off the day before because of heavy rains caused by a Low Pressure Area locally named “Wilma.” While the children were all in school the authorities again announced this afternoon that classes in all levels, public and private schools are suspended tomorrow and Friday (Nov. 7 & 8) as Super Typhoon Haiyan (local name Yolanda) is heading towards Eastern Visayas. The Philippines is on for another disaster with the approaching super storm.
It was on July 10 this year that I heard a message from the Lord that there would be “many, many disasters across the Philippines.” I noted it in my journal but honestly, I have forgotten about it until I inadvertently saw it during the time that Zamboanga City was under siege.
Since July 10, there have indeed been many disasters, natural and man-made, taking place in different areas in this country; the most recent being the earthquake that hit our province, Bohol. The province was the epicenter of the 7.2 magnitude earthquake that devastated many towns, claimed at least 200 lives, left people homeless and destroyed buildings and infrastructures including ancient churches. Praise God, Panglao Island where I live was spared from the tragic event although we felt the tremor very strongly.
God is shaking the nations as the day of the Messiah’s return is at hand. The Philippines is certainly not exempt from the shaking which is meant to wake up people to seek God while He may be found. It is my prayer that my countrymen come to the saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ, receive Him as Savior and Lord, the only way to the Father; and repent from all forms of idolatry, immorality and all manners of wickedness.
May the True Church, the Body of Christ wake up and stand up and be a true witness in purity and holiness for the One True God who is holy and righteous and just.
Love in Christ Jesus,
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