Praying Against Terrorism

I was not surprised when the Maute-ISIS terror group attacked Marawi City because I have dreamed about Islamic terrorism in the country since early 2010 or 2011. It will take time for me to go through all of my notes on these but I can remember that there is not a year that I didn’t have at least one dream of this sort that I can tell a few without the help of my journal. In most of my dreams, I was either hunted down or held captive by terrorists. The latest which was sometime last year was that I was one of the hostages as the whole place was invaded by the Islamic jihadists.

The most unusual of all was my encounter with a man in full black garb just like these terrorists in this photo.

Clarion Project: End of Times Prophecies Justify Beheading of Copts

It was around 8:00 o’clock in the evening of July 1, 2015, while I was walking home from the supermarket that I met a man in this black outfit. That part of the road was empty except for the two of us and the cars passing by. The lights were dim but I could see clearly as we were just a few steps away from each other when I noticed his unusual appearance. He probably saw me staring at him so he pulled down his big black umbrella to hide his face. That was also very unusual for him to have an umbrella at night since there was no rain, not even a drizzle. He turned to the side towards the perimeter fence pretending to fix something, but I knew he just avoided bumping on me. I also saw the black backpack on his back as I followed him with my eyes. I could not get my eyes off the unusual sight and so I kept turning back as I walked on until I reached the subdivision’s gate. I reported the incident to the guard on duty. For the last time I turned to look at the man but I could no longer see him.

I could not imagine where the man could be going as the direction he was taking was towards the commercial area which was about a hundred meters away. If he went there he would certainly attract everybody’s attention. But where could have he gone?

I called up my Father-in-law to report what I saw and asked if ISIS were already in Metro Manila. He brushed the story aside, telling me it was impossible and somehow lectured me why it was so. He was with the intelligence and so I supposed he would know. But like most of the leaders said in those days and until the incident in Marawi, there is no ISIS in the country.

I did not talk much about the things I saw because I thought, except for my kids and my Mom-in-law who was so concerned that she might be a target because of her Israel connection, nobody would believe me. However, deep in my heart I knew it was only a matter of time that violent jihad would rise its ugly head in this country.

I followed the news on this extremely violent and barbaric jihadists since they started attacking in 2014. I heard how our leaders dismissed the idea that the Abu Sayyaf had pledged allegiance to the terror group which prides itself as the new Islamic caliphate. I believed they had good reason to downplay the possibility- they didn’t want to raise an alarm and cause panic.

The article that bears the above image was in my inbox for the past two years. I marked it because of its relevance to what I have seen in the spirit, and, the above encounter which probably was a vision. Whether the man was for real or not, I believe the Lord made me see him to confirm what I have been dreaming and sensing for the past four or five years.

The article captured ISIS’ tweet that says, “Until Andalusia to Philippines returns to the hands of Muslims, defensive will go on. Only after that can it be labelled offensive.”

As one who grew up in Mindanao, the idea that the Philippines must one day return to the hands of Muslims is not unusual to me, although I used to think that the Muslims only claim Mindanao as originally belonging to them, and so the government’s never-ending negotiation with one Muslim militant group to another. Who could have thought that ISIS would come in the picture and vow to get the Philippines?

In my time with the Father earlier today, I asked Him how He wanted me and other believers to pray about the situation especially with the on-going conflict in Marawi. Our human tendency is to pray for the immediate end of the war; for the terrorists to be finished off with no one left as much as possible. Our sympathy is for the displaced innocent civilians and for the soldiers who fight with their lives these misguided and lost individuals. And most likely, that is how the Christians are praying which I am not saying is wrong. But the question is, how does Yahweh really want us to pray?

We see only the problem as they are and our praying is responsive to our natural instincts, but if we seek Him who knows everything, we will see that there is more to just praying for the end a conflict.

As I prayed earlier today, the Holy Spirit showed me what is in His heart. He wants to see us, the believers, on our knees, praying for the lost. Many are dying in Marawi and they are dying without hope. While we weep for the innocent and the soldiers, the Lord weeps even for the terrorists. We hail the heroes of Marawi but we forgot that the soldiers and civilians who died along with the terrorists have the same fate in eternity without Christ. And this is true in every nation fighting with terrorism and all kinds of conflicts.

Our nation and the nations of the world are crumbling yet the people of God are unconcerned. We need to start praying earnestly for the lost. When need to get serious with our call to be the light and salt of the world. Most importantly, we, His people, need individually and corporately to humble ourselves, seek His face, pray and turn from our wicked ways so that He will hear from heaven, forgive our sin and heal our land. If we will do this, how quickly can He put an end to the conflict and stop the spread of terrorism.

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, but can we truly say that our nation’s God is He? The task of praying for the nation and the world sounds overwhelming but it actually just begins with us humbling before Him and seeking His face. The prayer of a righteous man avails much; and we know that when we pray according to His will we will have what we ask for.

The Messiah is coming soon. May He find us faithful. May He find us praying and watching.

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

John 3:16-17

16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

2 Peter 3:9

The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward us,[a] not willing that any should perish but that all should come to repentance.

Ezekiel 33:11

11 Say to them: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord God, ‘I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but that the wicked turn from his way and live. Turn, turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?’

Matthew 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore[a] and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Amen.[b]

2 Chronicles 7:14

14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A Vivid Dream: Sanctions on Iran Didn’t Work, So War Broke Out

I drafted this article months ago, but kept off publishing because I didn’t yet receive from the Lord the go signal to do it. These past few days, however, the Lord has been giving me thoughts of the looming war since the situation in the Middle East is getting worst with Syria’s long time conflict which remained unabated to this day. After the failed attempts to negotiate with Iran on its nuclear enrichment program, it has also become obvious that diplomatic solution is no longer a possible option. The news now suggests that war is imminent, thus, here is what the Lord showed me about the war that broke out because sanctions on Iran did not work.

Last January 18, at 12:15am I woke up from a dream which seemed very real. In the dream I was in bed with my children, just as we were indeed at that time. My mother was listening to a radio coverage of the war in Iran which just broke out. I heard the loud screams and gunfire and explosions of bombs. Mama said, “The sanctions on Iran did not work so war broke out!”

I told Mama frantically above the noise to lower the volume of the radio because I was afraid that the quiet neighborhood would be awakened; afraid that the military might rush in because the war was very real that it sounded as if it was happening right where we were. I covered my ears, feeling the chaos and utter confusion that was taking place. Then I woke up with my heart pounding heavily that I could almost hear my heartbeat. Dazed and confused, I checked on my kids sleeping to my left and right; relieved that it was just a dream.

The prophetic nature of the dream is confirmed by the news story here:

Netanyahu: Iran Sanctions Aren’t Working

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/154471#.T670XVJGsdA

On January 22, I received this email from a friend and fellow watchman Robert Duero:

“Now it can be told. Your dream is a confirmation of what I should claim to be a vision that I saw this morning…

It was like I was there in Iran witnessing firsthand with my two eyes how the Israeli planes skillfully delivered the IAF nuclear missiles into all the entrances to the underground Iranian nuclear facilities tucked under the mountains. I saw how the nuclear-tipped IAF missiles each went into each of these tunnel entrances so perfectly that it looked like one throwing a stick right into the center of the basketball hoop. It was a non-event because nobody noticed it. No explosion was heard.

Then after a short while, I saw a series of huge explosions, then white smoke and fire shooting and blasting out of these tunnel entrances. The Iranian air force scrambled for IAF jets but found none in their airspace.

Then what I saw next were TV monitors reviewing the accuracy of such missile deliveries while on the other TV screen was the replay of the IAF fighter jets drill of delivering the missiles on their “targets” and there were times that scenes on both monitors looked identical and timed very much the same.

I think God has already pronounced victory for Israel even before this event happens just like during the times of Joshua, of Gideon, of David, of Moses, etc. Even Dr. David Ouwor hinted of the same victory for Israel.”

Prophet Dr. David Ouwor received the same message as early as 2005 which was repeated on April 13, 2011 as he related in this video:

Both Dr. Ouwor’s and Robert’s visions show that Israel’s attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities is a success. In Dr. Ouwor’s vision the attack is a highly successful operation and the Israeli Air Force returned to Israel peacefully and unharmed. Robert’s vision likewise indicates that the attack on the facilities is carried out perfectly; suggesting that the IAF are safe in that Iran could not find any IAF jets in its airspace.

While both visions suggest a peaceful end of the attack, my dream says, on the other hand, that “war broke out because the sanctions on Iran did not work.” Is my dream in conflict with the visions? I believe not. The Scripture (KJV) says in 1 Corinthians 13:9, “For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.” 

What was revealed to me in the dream could be an aftermath which is highly probable. There is no doubt that an Israeli strike on the nuclear facilities will be successful as the Lord determined and revealed to His servants. War, however, is the natural consequence of such a strike knowing Iran is not likely to sit down and accept the blow willingly. If you are following the story of this long time issue about Iran’s relentless and undeterred efforts to produce nuclear weapons and Israel’s strong opposition, you certainly know that Iran is also very vocal about its intention to retaliate not only on Israel but also the US. It should be noted also that Iran’s ideology calls for the annihilation of America and Israel which they call “the great satan” and the “small satan” respectively.

Here’s another prophetic word written by Carlos which confirms the possibility of an ensuing war as a result of an Israeli strike: “Will the Islamic Republic of Iran Soon be “Kindled” by Israeli Air Strikes?- A Triad of Confirming Prophetic Words”

http://nabiy4america.wordpress.com/2011/11/02/will-the-islamic-republic-of-iran-soon-be-%E2%80%9Ckindled%E2%80%9D-by-israeli-air-strikes-a-triad-of-confirming-prophetic-words/

If the world’s leaders just opened their eyes and acknowledged the truth behind Iran’s determination to produce nuclear weapons, they would have long decided that sanctions would never work. Iran’s ideology is non-negotiable. Their desire to set an atmosphere of violence and chaos is rooted in their belief that the 12th Imam, the messiah that they have been waiting for will come at the time when there is great violence and bloodshed. Negotiating with Iran has gone nowhere because in the first place, the nation is not interested with peace with the world especially with the West and Israel. The leaders of Iran are only interested with war. Provocation is all they need to justify war.

Below is an excerpt from RadicalIslam.org which says “Khamenei Preparing Iranians for Armageddon” (http://www.radicalislam.org/analysis/khamenei-preparing-iranians-fo-end-times).  Iran’s Supreme Leader is quoted as saying:

(“The issue of Imam Mahdi is of utmost importance, and his reappearance has been clearly stated in our holy religion of Islam,” Khamenei said. We must study and remind ourselves of the end of times and Imam Mahdi’s era. … We must prepare the environment for the coming so that the great leader will come.”

Shiite theology holds that great wars must engulf the Earth, during which one-third of the world’s population will die in the fighting and another third from hunger, lawlessness and havoc. Israel is to be destroyed, and only then will the 12th imam, Mahdi, reappear and kill all the infidels, raising the flag of Islam in all corners of the world.

Under the guidance of Khamenei, several centers have been established in Iran on research and information on the coming of Mahdi, and a conference is held annually on Mahdiism.

“Today we have a duty to prepare for the coming. … If we are the soldiers of the 12th imam, then we must be ready to fight,” Khamenei said.

“With the guidance of Allah and His invisible help, we shall make the Islamic civilization proud on the world stage. … This is our destiny. … The youth, the faithful must prepare themselves for this great move.”

Referring to the Quran, Khamenei said the coming has been promised by Allah. “There will come a time when all the oppressive powers of the world will be destroyed and humanity will be enlightened in the era of Imam Mahdi.”)

Here’s another story of Iran’s profound ideology from WND (Please be sure to watch the video at the end of the article):

40,000 Iran Agents in Western Hemisphere now hidden in Latin America, awaiting ‘operations’ against the U.S.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/army-of-iran-sadists-poised-for-u-s-invasion/

Here’s an excerpt:

Azghodi, in a lecture last September aired on Iranian state-owned television, stated, “We must get ready for global operation. … Our fellow fighters are present in all five continents of the world. … An international jihad must be provoked; we must fear no one.”)

The stories above are valid reasons to believe that any negotiation with Iran is futile. The nation is not interested with peace but war. The nuclear enrichment will not halt because it is necessary for the fulfillment of their vision to create the situation that will cater to the coming of their Mahdi. War is imminent. The question is, when will this war take place? The Lord hinted on America’s disaster that most likely involves Iran; He likewise hinted on the date as I wrote in an earlier article, “America’s Day to Remember..,” The Lord also hinted on the looming Persian Gulf War on April 8, around 5:00 a.m. when I heard and woke up with this message along with earlier messages, “the second battle with the Persian Gulf (Iran?).  The attack on Iran’s nuclear facilities will certainly trigger the war; when the attack is going to take place is hinted by debka in a story here:

(http://debka.com/article/22168/NATO-Russian-naval-air-buildup-in-E-Mediterranean-French-units-to-Gulf)

While these coordinated maneuvers are being presented as designed to fend off foreign intervention in the Syrian conflict, our sources report that they are in fact preparing for a potential US attack on Iran’s nuclear program, which is now expected in Gulf and European military quarters to take place in October, three months hence.
High-ranking Saudi princes associated with their national military and intelligence agencies frankly confided to Arab and Western officials on recent visits to Riyadh that the US and, possibly Israel too, are on the verge of war on Iran. “It is already decided,” they say. The only question still open is the date, which could be before or after the US presidential election on November 6.

Brothers and sisters, war with Iran is not only about their nuclear enrichment facilities. It goes deeper into their doctrines and beliefs which call for the annihilation of those who oppose and do not adhere to their ideology. How do we prepare? I believe that the Lord’s message I wrote about “Light and Darkness and They who Worship the Beast” is very relevant in this topic. We must truly be prepared in our spirits, make up our minds to be in the Book of Life no matter what happens. Let’s find our strength in our Messiah Yeshua, Jesus our Lord.

For everyone who is not ready, now is the time to give your life to God through His Son.

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia