Pope Francis Unites the World and Deceives the Nations

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The Pope’s rise to power and popularity on world stage bring many “Christians” out of the Truth and they together deceive the nations. This is what the Holy Spirit said a few days ago during my prayer. I was not particularly praying about it but it is the Father’s prerogative to interrupt the thoughts of those who have ears to hear and eyes to see.

I heard clearly in my spirit, “Many are coming out of the truth, deceiving the nations.” Simultaneously, the pope was impressed strongly in my heart. The timing was perfect as it was Sept. 21, the day before he landed in Washington. DC. for a tour of the US and the UN that certainly made history.

When God speaks of those coming out of the Truth, He definitely isn’t referring to the world which has always been on the wrong side of spiritual matters. He is referring to those who supposedly know the Truth in the Bible but choose to listen to the deceiving spirits and false prophets, foremost of whom is the highest official of the most popular pseudo-Christian religion in the world. Consequently, the world plunges deeper into the deception because the Bible-believing Christians fail to stand up for the Truth that they have been taught and in the name of false peace and unity embrace the doctrine of this world for humanity’s sake.

The Lord warns us in Matthew 24:24

24 For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

The pope has not done any great signs and wonders yet, none that I know of, but many Christian churches have already bowed to him. How many more will follow the piper when he or any one from his ranks will arise and show forth signs and wonders?

Brothers and sisters in Christ, this message is for us. Let us not compromise. The pope isn’t an advocate for the Lord Jesus Christ. No matter how well-meaning his words or intentions are, he is still deceived for the Truth is not in him. The smooth talk does not come from the Spirit of God but from the prince of this world, the father of lies.

This article below is worth your time: The Shocking Message Pope Francis Preached at New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral

Let us not join hands with him and help deceive the nations, rather, let us focus on our Savior and Lord and keep sharing the Gospel for we are almost out of time and many are still lost in the dark.

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

An Abomination: Vision of the Popes

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On January 10, 1:22 a.m. I had a vision of the Papal parade and I heard, “An abomination.” In this vision I saw not one but two Popes, Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. In front of me was Pope John Paul II in the Papal car and Pope Francis was to my right. The former Pope visited the Philippines in 1981 and 1995. Pope Francis arriving today, January 15. As I saw the vision the following words of the Lord came to mind:

Matthew 23:9, “Do not call anyone on earth ‘Father’ for you have one Father and He is in heaven.

Mark 10:18, “Yeshua said to him, “Why are you calling me good? No one is good except God!”

I used to wonder why the Lord warned us to not call anyone on earth ‘Father’ when that is what we call our earthly fathers; and why would He say to not call Him good? Those questions were answered as I pondered on the vision above. His warning is about referring to any religious leaders as ‘Father,’  and in the case of the Popes, ‘Holy Father.’ As I realized this, I heard the Holy Spirit said, ‘Blasphemy!’

This vision is a warning to my country which is predominantly Roman Catholics. We are committing ‘blasphemy’ for calling the Pope ‘Holy Father;’ for giving him such an honor as if he is God. The true Church, the true believers of the Messiah must stand in the gap and pray for forgiveness of this sin.

One of the Pope’s purposes for coming is to meet with the different religious heads of the country to discuss unity and religious harmony. The Evangelical Church is also represented. Let this vision be a warning to the leaders of the Church and the Body. When God separates the wheat and the tares, which type will you be?

Matthew 13:30

“Let them grow together until the harvest; and at harvest-time I will tell the reapers to collect the weeds first and tie them in bundles to be burned, but to gather the wheat into my barn.”

Matthew 7:21

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven, only those who do what my Father in heaven wants.”

May the Father open your eyes to see that He alone deserves the honor, glory and praise and adoration!

Love in Christ Jesus,

Cynthia

 

The Bilderberg Doctrine (A New World Order Agenda): A Dream

I was reading this article from the Prophecy News Watch, “Palestinian Leadership Hijack Christianity: Jesus Declared a Palestinian“, which then reminded me of the dream I had last year. I checked my notes and alas, the dream was on Dec. 9, 2013, around the Christmas season. Since we are still in the Christmas season this year, which the Lord spoke to me and kept me awake all night of Dec. 21 by the way, that “Christmas is an abomination” (I’ll write on this separately), I felt the nudge to publish the dream. Below is what I wrote over a year ago.

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“Today, Dec 9, 2013, I have this very vivid dream and it was 3:00 a.m. when I woke up from it. There was a symposium in the university I was going to in this dream (the same university I graduated from), about something that the the global powers were introducing to the school system. I saw on the stage a picture of the Holy Family together with other saintly men on either side. The image was similar to the Christmas Nativity except that there was no manger and the child was no baby anymore. Below the image was this caption: “For the Promotion of Christ and Family.” The “Christ” was in italics. Below the caption was a big, oblong logo with the words boldly written “Bilderberg Doctrine.”

I knew very well in the dream that it was about the Antichrist, in fact, I looked at “Christ” intently as I suspected it could really be “Antichrist.” Since I saw only “Christ,” I thought, “What a deception, using religion and family to promote their agenda!” I looked around and saw how everybody was so ignorant believing that it was a noble cause to promote Christ and Family as a means to unite the world when this is obviously the cause of the satanic elite, the Bilderberg Group, to bring in the New World Order. I felt bad as I knew how the people have been so conditioned to accept the Beast System. I looked at one woman who has the handouts smiling as she was talking to another. I thought to myself that these people already have the Mark of the Beast so that the physical mark may not really be necessary anymore. I also thought and felt sad that the implementation of the Bilderberg Doctrine was very effective as they introduced it through the educational system, making it a part of the curriculum. As I watched the whole scene from the back were I was seated, I felt so alone and knew that anytime soon I would be singled out and perhaps expelled from school as I won’t submit to this doctrine. (Note: I am not familiar with the Bilderberg group and have no idea what their plans really are but I do know that this group is composed of those elites who I believe are members of the Illuminati and that they run the world behind the scene).

Then I was back in the classroom. I listened to my Muslim classmate talked to another classmate who was not a Muslim. They were both excited, praising the University President who is able to promote unity among students and professors of diverse ethnicity and religion in the campus, particularly between Muslims and Christians. My heart was very heavy because I knew that the One World Government was now in force and I felt very alone.”

This dream now reminds me of another dream I just had 3 days ago. On the night of Dec. 26, I prayed fervently, asking God to show me anything that’s coming in 2015. Around 4:00 a.m. of Dec. 27 I woke up to this dream:

“I was in a building that seems to be in its early construction as there were yet no walls around it. I was there with some others and we were trying to hide from the authorities who were rounding up Christians and taking them captive. I was going up and down, trying to find some place to hide. As I found no safe place, I ran outside and went to a one-storey building. A guy was already in there hiding. Others followed and while we were trying to lock the door the captors came and shouted, “Every body in the Synagogue come out!” I thought, “So this place is a Synagogue.” Then I realized that both Christians and Jews were their targets.”

Many are aware that there is already a growing persecution of Christians especially in the Middle East. Jews are also being attacked even in their Synagogues. Will the persecution spread and increase in 2015? I am not sure and this is a topic of its own so I digress.

In view of the upcoming visit of Pope Francis here in the Philippines, I believe that these dreams are very timely for one of his goals in coming to the country is to promote unity among the different religions. See here.

The true Church knows what these things mean. As we stand firm in the Truth in the midst of the ever increasing apostasy in the Body, we will soon be the target of persecution; for in these days we are the new radical extremists and bigots who don’t belong to the new world of unity and tolerance.

But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy[a] to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man. (Luke 21:36)

Brothers and sisters, let us “work out our salvation with fear and trembling for it is God who works in us both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Phil. 2:12-13)

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

A Testimony of the Father’s Awesome Goodness!

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Going back to writing has been difficult after almost two months of silence that was never intended. But as there are no accidents and coincidences in the Lord, and as I am also writing as He leads, suffice it to say that something came up that needed attention and much prayer. It’s a matter that involves people close to my heart and they took priority over my own personal concerns.

This article is actually not about Mother’s Day but rather a personal testimony of God’s goodness to me who is nothing and has nothing apart from Him and without Him. I was planning to share this a few months ago as the Lord spoke the beautiful words to me on February 14, but again, as I only publish as the Spirit leads, the original article rested in the draft folder among others awaiting their time of publication.

Actually, the Lord has a very important message for me to write for a friend and others who are caught in a deception; but as human as I am who always needs the Holy Spirit’s guidance and inspiration, the words would not flow. I believe that this is an attack for the enemy knows he will be exposed when the message comes out. I need to pray and rely on the Lord for me to be able to write exactly what He wants as the situation has gotten its toll on me emotionally and physically; and I cannot allow myself to get in the way of what the Father wants to speak through me. So, I am writing this article to encourage myself in Him and to lay the ground for the next important article which hopefully will reach out to the dear friend and others in the same situation, but most importantly, to testify to His goodness for the glory of His name.

As you can see, the picture above is from Facebook. I very seldom visit my FB page for I am not a fan of social networks; but I keep one for my loved ones’ and friends’ sake. I don’t usually post anything but since my phone is dead, I had to greet my Mom on Mother’s Day through FB, hoping that she’d get my message through my nephews who are on FB almost everyday. Well, sadly, they didn’t notice the message and so I had to check where it went for my dear mother was wondering how I could ever forget her. I scrolled down the page and that’s how I got the above post as shared on a friend’s page. It wasn’t the Mother’s Day greeting that caught my attention but the verse. As I read Proverbs 31:30 above, feeling down and unable to write anything, I knew that the Lord was speaking as I remembered His word to me on February 14. The message was enough to inspire me to get back to the blog; and to begin with, below is what I wrote back in February:

“’Early in the morning of February 14, I heard Proverbs 31:30 in the New International Version which says, “Charm is deceptive and beauty is fleeting; but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.”

I remained in bed half-awake as I pondered on the verse. When I drifted back to sleep, I heard the still small voice of the Lord again. The message is very personal. He said, “Do you know why I am pleased with you, My child? Not only do you trust Me for your happiness, you also trust Me for your sorrows.”

I opened my eyes and saw it was 5:00 a.m. I said, “Thank you, Lord. What a beautiful way to wake up!” I got up and prayed.”’

Continuing on with my testimony of His awesome goodness, this painting below is one of my brother’s masterpieces for his first Solo Exhibit on February 16 to March 3 this year, which was a huge success, to the praise and glory of the Father, the source of all gifts and talents.

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by: Mark Dawn San Juan Arcamo

This work of art is very relevant to my testimony as you will see, because the woman in it is actually me. Yes, my youngest brother painted/featured me prophetically without knowing it. It was his wife (also an artist) who noticed that he was painting me when the image began to take shape. To them this was mere coincidence or as my dear brother put it, he most certainly just saw me from his subconscious as he was doing it. To me, however, this was Spirit-led and prophetic.

My brother’s exhibit was entitled, “Hiding in the Shadows of Secret Fantasies” and this particular piece is entitled, “Isolate.” Of the 9 pieces he made, only this one doesn’t have the creepy insects and the mirror frame is made of white flowers instead of black. This speaks of the truth that I have no dark fantasies to hide. As for the painting’s specific title, this reflects the truth of my isolation from the world, not physically but rather spiritually. I am in this world but not of it. There’s plenty of symbolism in this painting but I won’t discuss everything as the overall picture is enough to convey its prophetic meaning as you read on.

When I was in Israel in 2011, particularly in Jerusalem, I had the most wonderful experience with the Lord which brought me to tears as I could hardly believe what I heard the man of God said as he prayed for me. The speaker (a Messianic Jew) for the last session I attended at the Feast of Tabernacles called to step forward those who wanted to be prayed over. I went among many, mostly women, from the different nations of the world. We stood side by side so that I could hear the man’s prayer for those near me as he went from one person to another. When he came to me I expected to hear a similar prayer from him, but to my surprise, this was what he said as he raised his hands over me, that I could never forget and never will:

“Oh, what a strong presence of God… the glory of the Lord, the shekinah glory of the Lord is all over you.” Then he prayed briefly that all doubts, confusion and fear go in the name of Yeshua.

He moved to the next lady and I was left trying to understand what I just heard. I never expected the prayer could be that short, but as the words sank, I trembled and sat down crying out to the Father, asking for forgiveness for ever doubting and fearing, as those were exactly my feelings before going there that morning. The Lord knew what turmoil and confusion I was going through at that moment as He revealed it to His servant. He spoke the message that cut through my being but the most amazing thing is the fact that in spite of my emotional state, He has indeed never abandoned me; that His presence abides in me as He revealed through my vision of the rod that He gave me to keep in March 2011.

In an earlier experience, specifically on August 2011, I was in that same emotional state. I struggled with doubt and confusion and the Lord seemed distant. I became so desperate for the presence of the Lord, so desperate to hear Him as He seemed very silent for a while. I put my children to bed early; told them I missed the Lord so much and so I needed to be alone and pray. Praise God, they slept early. I prayed until midnight and slept with peace. I knew that the Lord heard me. Around 5:00 a.m., August 31, 2011, I awakened from my deep sleep as I heard strongly in my spirit, “Isaiah 58:11.” Not so familiar with the verse, I got my old NIV Bible and this is what it says:

The Lord will guide you always;
he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land
and will strengthen your frame.
You will be like a well-watered garden,
like a spring whose waters never fail.

I took the above word as His personal promise, His covenant with me; and it has been to this day. The Lord has never failed to meet my needs in spite of the fact that I have no career and no income to depend on. Every time I feel weak, this Word of the Lord never fails to strengthen and encourage me. And speaking of waters that never fail, sometime last year I had a vision. I saw myself standing before our deep well full to overflowing that I felt excited as it looked very easy to draw water with a bucket. In reality, the well is deep and the water shallow that much effort is necessary to be able to get a bucket, much more, to fill empty containers.

This vision reminded me of Isaiah 58:11, knew it was His way of reaffirming the promise. Moreover, it reminded me of the ‘Spring of Living Water’ (John 4:14) that never runs dry and is there available for His children to draw and drink from at any time.

At another time last year, the Lord also spoke to me in prayer when I was under some spiritual stress and said, “Remember the Word and walk the narrow path.” (Matthew 7:14)

God is so awesome and amazing in His goodness. Since I re-committed my life to Him in full surrender, the spiritual blessings have never been lacking. The Lord never allowed the enemy to attack me or my children unaware. He would always show me in a dream or vision that an attack is coming. Recently, he gave me a vision of my son in danger and told me to not let him go to an event in a mall that he wanted to join. This has been the case even with my daughter and those close to me. And to keep me on the narrow path and looking straight ahead, He also consistently gives me dreams and visions of my future. Just last week as I was contemplating to go back to work, again He gave me a dream that clearly told me it’s not His will for me; that I would be in jeopardy if I work. So, how can I return to the corporate world that kept me away from Him if He, the God of the universe, the maker of all things, keep me from going back? I know that my loved ones are baffled by my lack of interest to return to work when it seems the surest way to have money instead of just waiting upon the Lord. Honestly though , there is nothing so attractive in this world for me to give up what I have found in Him. Just having Him so real, being able to walk with confidence in spite of the lack of recognition even from the people close to me, are more than all the riches this world can give me.

Well, there is nothing special about me that the Lord would give me this favor. I have my doses of shortcomings and failures. The Father who has chosen me did so at His discretion and His abundant love, grace and mercy He showers me with through the Lord Jesus/Yeshua, are the very things that made me who I am in Him. What and who I am before Him is none of my doing. Whatever confidence, faith and trust I have in God, the reverent fear of Him, the awe of His Sovereignty in my life, they all have grown from within as He opened my eyes of understanding to His awesome reality. The only thing that I have done and continually do today is live my life in complete surrender to His will. As simple as it may sound, yet in truth it is not. The price one has to pay is as the Lord requires:

Mark 8:34

And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, “Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

The cost of following the Lord is high. He requires complete surrender and total submission to His will and purpose. That means giving up your personal desires and ambitions; that means letting Him decide for you in every aspect of your life;  that means being willing to live contentedly with no name, no fame, no nothing but Him alone; that means waiting upon Him to direct your every move even if it means not moving or doing until He moves you. In short, to experience the strong presence and reality of God one has to be totally dependent upon Him as the Lord Jesus said of Himself:

John 5:30

I can of Myself do nothing. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will but the will of the Father who sent Me.

The Messiah has not sought His own will and has done nothing outside of the Father’s will. Anyone who wants to walk in intimate relationship with God has to follow the Messiah in the way He submitted Himself to Him. As I shared in “My Spiritual Journey,” coming to the point of total surrender was not that easy. The Lord had to break me in order to make me. But as I submitted and allowed Him to deal with me freely and continue to be in submission no matter what it costs me, you are now reading this testimony to the glory and praise of the Father.

Love in Yeshua,

 

Cynthia

 

From the Father’s Heart: Jerusalem, Jerusalem!

If you have read this post immediately as published or if you are reading this now, you may wonder how quickly I changed the title. Well, as I published and sent the notice to some, the Lord quickly corrected me. This is not about the song nor just about Jerusalem; but this is about His heart for Jerusalem. This is about Him. I must obey.

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Isaiah 62:1

62 For Zion’s sake I will not hold My peace,
And for Jerusalem’s sake I will not rest,
Until her righteousness goes forth as brightness,
And her salvation as a lamp that burns.

The Lord speaks His heart in truly amazing ways. I am always in awe every time He reveals or shares something. I woke up around 2:30 a.m. today from hearing the song “Jerusalem Shel Zahav” or “Jerusalem of Gold” as performed by Ofra Haza. The last time I listened to the song was almost a year ago and never remembered it until I heard it in my spirit this morning.

The song kept ringing in my heart while I continued to lay quietly in bed. After some time of listening to it continually playing, I prayed for the peace of Jerusalem. Then the Lord spoke which I heard clearly in my spirit:

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, how often I long to gather your children as a hen gathers her chicks!” 

This, to me, speaks clearly how deeply the Lord loves Jerusalem. It speaks volumes of what is in His heart for His land and people. He has not and never will reject Israel as some Christians wrongly believe. His covenant with Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is an everlasting covenant. The following passages are just a few among many that show the steadfastness of God’s commitment, His everlasting covenant to Israel.

Psalms 137:5

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!

Jeremiah 31:35-37

35 Thus says the Lord,
Who gives the sun for a light by day,
The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night,
Who disturbs the sea,
And its waves roar
(The Lord of hosts is His name):

36 “If those ordinances depart
From before Me, says the Lord,
Then the seed of Israel shall also cease
From being a nation before Me forever.”

37 Thus says the Lord:

“If heaven above can be measured,
And the foundations of the earth searched out beneath,
I will also cast off all the seed of Israel
For all that they have done, says the Lord.

Jerusalem is God’s holy city. The Messiah, when He returns, will reign from there. He will bring Jerusalem and all Israel back to Himself and establish His Name in their midst for all nations to see. When I was in Jerusalem during the 2011 Feast of Tabernacles, I had the chance to climb up the Mount of Olives where the Lord Jesus used to walk and minister with His disciples. On the spot where He taught His disciples to pray (the Lord’s Prayer as it is known), the Lord spoke to me as I was wondering why the Roman Catholic Church is in control of the Biblical sites. My heart was very heavy as I realized how difficult it was for the Jews to believe that He is their Messiah when in His Name they were killed in the most brutal ways. How badly He is misrepresented among His people!

I walked away from the crowd who were busy doing what normal tourists do, and went to the garden alone. I poured out the heaviness in my heart and the Lord came strongly in that moment. I heard Him in my spirit, “See, my land is divided. It has been fragmented to this day.”

While Jerusalem is not yet physically divided between the Jews and the Palestinians, and while we mostly think and pray only against physically dividing the land of Israel especially Jerusalem, God sees it as already divided. It has been spiritually divided. He is interested in not only keeping the land intact, but making Jerusalem, the manifestation of His Throne here on earth, spiritually united in Him.

That word sank deep into my heart that it remained in me for a long time. Even during my flight back to the Philippines, all I could think were those words. Hearing the song “Jerusalem of Gold” in this special way and letting me hear His lament as written above reminded me of this experience in Israel and the words He spoke to me that pierced my heart.

If you fear and honor God, if you truly love Him, may you take seriously His words about Israel, Jerusalem and the Jews if you have not done so yet.

Genesis 12:3

I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Zechariah 2:8

For thus says the Lord of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eyes.

May the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob bless and keep you!

Love in Yeshua HaMashiach,

Cynthia

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Philippines, nation of idolatry, hear the Word of the Lord!

Update January 14, 2014

PNoy Declares January 20 National Day of Prayer and Solidarity

MANILA, Philippines – Following the series of calamities that tested the country’s resilience last year, President Benigno Aquino III has declared January 20 as National Day of Prayer and Solidarity…

…”Our unbreakable spirit and ability to recover find root in our firm belief in a benevolent God who has the perfect plan for all of us. These tragedies tell us that despite all our efforts, we are indeed powerless without God,” the President added.

It is very encouraging to hear the highest official of the land, the President of the Philippines, acknowledge that without God the nation is indeed powerless. I pray that everyone will take heed of his call to prayer. I pray that this day of national prayer be done according to His will. I pray that He will open the eyes of the Filipinos to give up false godliness and idolatry as we humble ourselves as a nation before Him. I pray that the True Church will take the lead in putting into action the Word of the Lord in 2 Chronicles 7:14 quoted twice in this article.

For all the readers and followers of this blog, please pray for the Philippines; and I thank everyone who is doing so, from the depths of my heart. The Lord bless and keep us all!

Cynthia

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My heart is heavy today as I see the ongoing Feast of the Black Nazarene on TV.  Since last week I have been praying for the Philippines as the pagan and idolatrous feast days are here again for another year. It is heartbreaking that majority of the Filipinos are blind about what they are doing for the religious idols of this nation. We have experienced real devastating calamities last year topped by Super Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which left many places in Eastern Visayas in dire conditions to this day; yet as a nation, we have not awakened to the truth about our spiritual condition before the eyes of the Almighty.

As it Happens: Feast of the Black Nazarene

While the Filipinos blindly or ignorantly think that doing these religious feasts are pleasing God as they parade the idols they so believe as the image of God, the truth is that they are actually hurting Him. My dream on January 12, 2012 showed how such idolatry looks like in the spirit. This is what I wrote of the dream in “My Encounters with the Lord:”

On January 12, 2012, I dreamed of the Lord in His human form. I was with Him, singing praises to Him while He watched and listened intently. I remember singing 3 songs to Him. When I sang “He is Exalted,” His expression changed. His meek human eyes transformed into the fierce eyes of a lion. Then I thought, “Truly, He is the Lion of Judah.” Then the Lord hugged me. Oh, what a blessing I felt!

In another scene, I saw the Lord lying in an enclosed carriage. His head was bleeding profusely from the crown which was the crown of the “Sto. Nino.”

Note: The Sinulog Festival in Cebu which features the Sto. Nino is on the third Sunday of this month.

This picture below is similar to what I saw in the dream except that instead of a graven image, the Lord Jesus was Himself inside the carriage. He was very much alive and bleeding because of the crown stuck upon His head.

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Idolatry is not only abominable to God; it is deeply hurting Him. It is like killing Him over and over or making Him dead as I felt in the dream while He’s actually alive. My heart aches as I recall the sobering scene in my dream. People were so insensitive and blind that they didn’t seem to see what I witnessed of the Lord inside the encased carriage. Filipinos wake up! You are not pleasing Him nor worshiping Him with such abomination of parading the graven images and going crazy over those idols as if they truly can do you good. See for yourself what God says of graven images and bowing to them.

The first 3 commandments (Exodus 20:2-7) that God Himself wrote on stone tablets and handed to Moses are centered about who He is and how men should honor Him; and what He does to those who violate those commands. Doing those things are in fact hatred towards God.

Exodus 20

And God spake all these words, saying,

I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

Sadly, the Roman Catholic Church altered the commandments of God significantly by removing the second commandment (Exodus 20:4-6) that speaks against making and bowing to a graven image of any likeness either in heaven above or on earth below. The unsuspecting masses believe that there is nothing wrong with the 10 Commandments as they remain 10 in the RCC version. They did it by summarizing and splitting the last commandment in two parts namely:

“Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s wife;

Thou shall not covet thy neighbor’s goods.

God is visiting the iniquities of the Filipinos from generation to generation. It is a never-ending cycle of curse until we renounce this sin of idolatry and learn to worship only Him. The article I wrote after the Super Storm in November last year spoke of more disasters coming to this nation. After then, the Lord gave me more dreams of judgment against this nation of religious shrines and idols. I dreamed of another earthquake with an ensuing tsunami. I dreamed twice of great floods, one hits  Visayas and the other Metro Manila; particularly submerged was Quezon City especially around Sto. Domingo Church. At another time in my prayer, I saw Robinson’s Galleria and the Edsa Shrine falling from a strong earthquake. On December 10 last year, around lunchtime, I had a vivid dream of civil unrest suggesting Makati area and spreading to different parts of Metro Manila. In that dream, while the President was appealing to the public to be calm as the situation was already under control, another explosion was heard somewhere.

Will these dreams and visions come to pass? I pray that they will not. And here’s what the Lord gave me that He may not bring judgments in this nation. On Dec. 18, 2013 I woke up around 4:00 a.m. with this message:

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).

But who are the people of God that He wants to come to Him? The Christian Church!

It is easy to point fingers to the Roman Catholics whose idols are very visible; and never mind their way of life because we know that righteousness without Christ is as filthy as rags (Isaiah 64:6; Romans 10:3). But what about the so-called Christian Church? The Lord also sees idolatry, worldliness and indecency within the Christian Church. This is how the Lord showed me the spiritual sickness of the Church.

On February 13, 2011, I dreamed that I was a bride; but my unknown groom and I could not move from where we were as the highway was so filthy. Black and foul mud filled the huge highway. The following day I dreamed of two brides again. They were my roommates who were also sisters. The older bride was wearing an indecent gown that exposes some flesh which is the exact opposite of her actual wedding dress when she got married. The younger bride’s gown looked wholesome but she was immersed in herself as she listened to the music on the radio. The song was expressing grief over the unfairness of life and sounded very worldly. As the song ended I heard the DJ said, “Why not just commit suicide?”

Since I was not yet adept to prophetic dreams, I could not make sense of these dreams about “brides.” I prayed for understanding and the Lord answered and woke me up not many days later with this message, “The bride is the Church.”

In another unforgettable dream sometime in 2012, I was caught between going to the Church uphill or the Church on the plain. This Church on the plain is a real church in Quezon City. I was in a park on a plateau  in between; I looked up to the one uphill and saw no one there. I looked down on the Church below and saw many going that way. I decided to go where people streamed. As I stood on the doorway I immediately noticed the disarray contrary to how this church appears in reality. The youth whom I know in reality as highly disciplined especially during worship, were very unruly and noisy. They were eating and laughing in the kitchen which was separated only by a curtain from the worship hall. The congregation which is also normally well-mannered and formally dressed in reality, appeared the opposite in the dream. Some where on walking shorts and slippers, some in their house dress and some barefoot. I realized that I too was barefoot as in a hurry I forgot my sandals in the park. I ran outside to go back and get my sandals; and I almost stumbled as I was going to step on the graven idols buried on the stone pavement just enough to conceal them from the surface. I stopped to look at the idols and I was aghast.

In fairness with this Church in Quezon City, the Lord revealed that this situation runs rampant in many churches in the Philippines, both big and small ones.

My dream of the two brides above had a second scene just as my dream of myself as a bride had another scene; but I will reserve that part for another article which speaks of the judgment that begins in the House of God. Meanwhile, I appeal to the Church, consider your ways and remember your first love. We cannot help those who are lost in religious idolatry and other manners of ungodliness in this nation unless we live up to our calling as the righteous and holy “Bride of Christ.” The fate of our nation, the Philippines, depends on us, the people of God. Hear His word today!

 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land!

With love in Christ Jesus,

Cynthia

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The Good Things about Christmas

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Christmas is a topic that is hotly contested among the believers. Some are convinced it is not for the True Church to join in the celebration of the world’s most popular holiday that is pagan in origin while others believe that celebrating the holiday with the right focus and right attitude is good and acceptable. I, personally, do not promote the commercialism of Christmas nor the greediness and selfishness and worldliness that come with it, but I do believe that the holiday has some good things about it. And this article is not intended to argue who is right or wrong but merely to share what I have seen as the good things that we can thank and praise God for because of the holiday. I also believe that God in His sovereignty can always do something good out of the bad things we humans do if we are sensitive to His leading and not put Him in a box to fit our very limited views. Another important thing I want to point out is that while the date and the world’s manner of celebrating the occasion are of pagan origin, let it be emphasized that the birth of the Saviour which became the popular story called Christmas is not pagan. It is heavenly and Biblical.

Christmas to me has always been a happy time of the year because it is the most intimate occasion for me and my family since childhood. It continues to be so though my siblings and I are all grown up and have our own families as well. This season has become more meaningful and significant because this is the only time of the year when we can gather around our parents and bring our own children to bond with the bigger family; thus, I am forever grateful to the Father for this opportunity that the season brings.

While I do not anymore bother with the stresses of Christmas, my family still do; about that, I cannot do anything but just pray and let the Holy Spirit do the convicting. But as we have all been taught, we also teach our children what the true reason for the season is. Regardless of the date of the Saviour’s birth, we know that once upon a time the Lord Jesus Christ was born in a manger and grew up and ministered to men and went on to die on the cross for the sins of men and rose again and ascended up to heaven and is coming back very soon. We know that this boy in the manger as we see in the “Nativity Scene” is God and man who came for the lost and without Him is death.

This truth was made clearer to my children and nephews when in Church, the speaker preached the message of the Gospel in light of the occasion, fit for the young minds and the Holy Spirit touched the kids that deeper understanding came upon them. The youngest ones described the tears they could not control as they prayed the prayer of repentance and acceptance of the Lord Jesus into their lives. The teens also described their experiences. My son who received Jesus while he was around 7 years old described an unusual burning sensation that started from his feet up to his head that he didn’t want to end and begged of the Lord for more of Him. My oldest nephew went on his knees when he could not resist the heavy anointing of the Holy Spirit for the first time in his young Christian life. This anointing was also felt by the younger nephew that he just put his hand on his eyes to hide the tears and steadied himself as he was trembling in the manifest presence of God. All these happened on Christmas Eve.

After the service they went caroling in the neighborhood, singing songs only that speak the Truth and distributing food and gifts to the less fortunate. This is unusual to them because the Filipino practice, even of the many Christian churches here in the country,  caroling is a means for fund-raising; this practice often burdens the people and cause them to turn their lights off to avoid the carolers. So, this different way of caroling made the children’s Christmas and even the grown ups with them, a most unforgettable one as they felt the joy of giving instead of receiving; and at the crucial time of having just received from the Father what they call  the most wonderful experience with Him. To those who received from the carolers, the love of God which is the reason for His coming into this world and dwelling among men became real in a most unexpected way. The message of Christmas was delivered with such power and reality.

So, while we shun the pagan practices of the many churches, let us rejoice with those who, by the leading of the Holy Spirit, celebrate the season as an opportunity to bring glory to His name and reach out to the world with His love instead of scorn. And yes, the Church had Christmas party and the children got goodies and played games to enjoy.

Happy holidays to all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ!

In His love,

Cynthia