The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

The Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem

What is the Day of Prayer for the Peace of Jerusalem?

On the first Sunday of every October, hundreds of millions of people around the world join together to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. In just a few years, this event has quickly become the largest Israel-focused prayer event in history. But why set aside this day each year to pray for Jerusalem?

Purpose

We set aside this one day each year to raise global awareness and intercession for G-d’s purposes in Israel, knowing that this hour in history is critical and our authority in prayer is great. Though we pray every day for Israel, we seek on this day to unite believers around the world in raising a cry to Heaven on behalf of this troubled, but strategic land and its people. We believe in G-d’s promises for His beloved nation and fervently pray to hasten the day when He brings fulfillment to His word. (Read more).

Isaiah 62:6-7

I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence,

And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Why Stand with Israel?

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Israel is a land about which G-d says – uniquely, prophetically, redemptively, and repeatedly in the Bible – “This is Mine.” G-d refers to Israel as He does to no other land on Earth. Israel was raised up to be a light to the Gentiles.

The Church at its inception was virtually entirely Jewish, and it remained so until the Gospel began to spread. Ultimately, the Gospel spread to Antioch – where the first Gentile congregation began – the base from which the Gospel spread into all the world.

In the book of Romans, chapters 9 through 11, the Apostle Paul deals with the question of the Jews in G-d’s providence and purpose. These three chapters virtually stand alone, within the whole of the Bible, as an elaboration of the theology of G-d’s dealing with Jews. The Jews were the “first fruit” … the “first people” (through Abraham) to understand a covenant G-d. They then relayed the riches of that truth to the world, and through their agency, the Messiah came into the world. The Word of G-d calls Jews the “root” and Gentiles the “branches.” We’re reminded that while “because of unbelief, some of them were broken off and you stand by faith,” we are not to become haughty but to fear: “For if G-d did not spare the natural branches, He may not spare you either.” When the fullness of the Gentiles is completed, “all Israel will be saved.” (ch. 11:16-27) (Read more)

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.

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

 

Don’t Be Deceived! A Vision of Speed Timothy Rathbun of the Trumpet Call of God

Trumpet Call of God

The Lord Jesus Christ has warned us that in the last days many false messiahs and false prophets will come in His name to deceive even the elect if it were possible. Deception is rising ever increasingly and many well-meaning believers have fallen into it without even knowing they are deceived.

I am drawing your attention to the “Trumpet Call of God” as the Lord showed me in a vision the true spiritual condition of its leader/prophet Speed Timothy Rathbun. I didn’t hear and know anything about Speed Timothy Rathbun and the TCOG until Brother Carlos (nabiy4america) told me of his concern over a dear sister, a common friend who had stopped communicating with us for nearly three years now. I have been concerned about her from the moment I learned of her involvement. I scanned the net for anything I could read about the Trumpet Call of God and the extent/depth of this friend’s involvement. The information I gathered in the two days that I heard of this group is quite disturbing. I could barely sleep and prayed fervently for this dear friend. In answer to my prayer the Lord gave me a vivid dream which showed that my suspicion of the group’s true spiritual condition is right. Unfortunately, the dream also showed that our dear friend is deep into this group. About a month later as I sought the Lord if I had to see and talk to this friend after my calls and past emails went unanswered, He gave me another dream that reiterated the message of the first dream. I also saw in this second dream how she turned away and would not to talk to me anymore. Three days after the second dream, the Lord gave me this vision of Timothy Rathbun during my intercession for this dear sister.

Here is the vision as I shared with Brother Carlos:

“As I was asking the Lord to open her eyes to see the errors of Timothy’s teachings, at the mention of his name I saw the guy in (a) yoga sitting position while enjoying/smoking pot. Then bending forward to the ground and without using his hands, he drank something which I knew was milk.”

His Interpretation:

“Now about Timothy- yoga suggests eastern mysticism/demons/New Age/deception and the milk could have a twofold meaning. Milk of the Word, which in his case means a lack of true spiritual understanding of Scriptures as opposed to “meat,” but I believe it also points to mixing in of some truth to make his deception more “drinkable” to the vulnerable. The ground suggests the earth/world, not of the Spirit of God. No use of hands = no true authority from God. Marijuana = deception… about the milk, it also means that only those at the “milk level” of Bible understanding will be fooled by him.”

As the Spirit led, I emailed this friend about the vision that she might be warned and hopefully would listen and come out of it. Sadly, she didn’t answer me but instead, later removed her blog and her Facebook page which she knew I was reading and watching. (However, she keeps to this day another Facebook page dedicated only to “trumpeting” the letters of Timothy Rathbun). When I realized what she did, I could not help but cry unto the Lord. As I mentioned, she has stopped communicating with us her friends for a long time now. She isolated herself which is the natural result of being indoctrinated into the cult. I felt so bad about the situation and sought God for answers. Feeling so hopeless, He strongly laid in my heart to write and share this on the blog to bring the warning out not only for her and the group but for everyone whom the Lord wants to warn, and, as a confirmation, led me straight to Ezekiel 3:17-27 when I opened my Bible. The two highlighted verses (17 & 27) that immediately caught my eyes say this:

Ezekiel 3:17

17 “Human being, I have appointed you to be a watchman for the house of Isra’el. When you hear a word from my mouth, you are to warn them for me.

27 But when I speak with you, I will open your mouth; and you will say to them, ‘This is what Adonai Elohim says.’ Whoever is inclined to listen will listen, and whoever is inclined to refuse will refuse, because they are a rebellious house.

The message of the Lord is clear- speak up and warn them. So, if you heard of this group or read the so-called letters from God and His Christ supposedly given to Timothy which he describes as the ‘Modern Scripture Spoken to this Generation,’ please know that this group is a cult and Timothy is a false prophet. To say or imply that the letters are in equal footing with or as authoritative as the Bible that must be obeyed is already in itself an error that a discerning believer must know. The letters seem to be authentic as they are taken from the Scriptures but as deception is deception, they contain doses of errors and are twisted  that eventually lead to one’s bondage to Timothy and his teachings. The “Trumpet Call of God” is a prison cell and it is Timothy’s subtle manipulation through the so-called prophetic letters that imprison those who are enticed to join. To cite one example of this manipulative tactics, here’s the ‘letter’ about ‘staying separate.’

Regarding Staying Separate

12/11/04 From God The Father – A Letter Given to Timothy, For All Those Who Have Ears to Hear

“My children, struggle not against another’s principles, nor rebuke them, says The Lord. Let go of your own notions of right and wrong, and strive to love one another in spite of yourselves; have compassion for those with whom you disagree. Do not judge them, nor shun them in your heart; rather love those who speak against you, and pray for them. Yet have no part in their sin, nor keep their company anymore, for they do rebel against their God. Their argument is with The Lord, though it may seem as though you have become the object of their dispute. 
For they do always struggle against God, in an effort to hold onto their sin. For it is I who wrote The Law in their hearts. Therefore, they know right from wrong and choose to rebel. Yet if they did not know, then I did not write it within their hearts, nor would they be in the wrong, nor would they be accountable for their sins or guilty of rebellion, for one can not rebel while in ignorance. 

If you casually read the letter, you will simply think it is about staying separate from the world which aligns with the message of the Lord Jesus about being set apart from the world for though we are in the world yet we are not of it.

John 17:16-17

16 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 17 Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. 18 As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. 19 And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth.

In this example, Timothy is subtly telling his “little flock” (that’s how he calls his followers) to stay away from everyone including families who oppose, question or simply do not agree with or accept the letters and believe and obey the instructions thereof. That is the very essence of a cult. He has successfully manipulated them to the point of isolating them from their families. Read some testimonies of past members who escaped from the group from this link:

Damaging Testimonies of Past Members

So, is that what the Lord is saying, to stay away or isolate yourself from everybody who does not agree with the Word? Let’s see what He actually says in the verse prior:

John 17:14-15

14 I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them because they are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. 15 I do not pray that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one.

The Lord Yeshua did not ask the Father to take us out of the world but that He should keep us from the evil one. We are to remain in the world with everyone around us, believer or unbeliever, but we are to set ourselves apart from the deeds of the world which obviously are opposed to the righteousness and holiness of the Father for which we are called to conform by the grace given to us through our relationship with His Son, our Messiah Yeshua who died in our behalf and imparted to us His very own righteousness. We are not to shut out ourselves in isolation. If you do, what happens then to the Word of the Lord about us being the light of the world, a city on a hill that cannot be hidden?

Matthew 5:14-15

14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

The testimonies of past members contradict this calling to be lights of the world as they actually became stumbling blocks even to their own families in their physical or social and even mental isolation.

Here’s an email from a dear sister in Texas about what she heard/saw about the TCOG:

“… I saw a special on TV about them.  They are very controlling, won’t let you have contact with the outside including your family, friends, and etc.  Sometimes they might let you see your mom or dad but the elders must be present at the meeting.  They won’t let you answer letters, receive phone calls, or having any kind of contact with the outside world.  I think even the house they lived in was boarded up.  It was very depressing. The people that join with them seem to act like zombies.  The elders demand complete obedience.

The TV show that did a special on this cult I think was done by Fox News Channel.  There were two families who each had a daughter taken in by this cult.  All their correspondences were unanswered.  They went to the location where their daughter was but was denied visitation rights.  They called the local police, they came out, but could not do anything because to that point the cult leaders had done nothing wrong where they could intervene.  One of the families did get to see their daughter and alone but nothing positive came of it like the daughter wanting to leave.”

Noteworthy also is how Timothy lives his life for as the Lord says, we shall know them by their fruit (Matt.7:15-16). If the letters indeed are God’s Word through Timothy so as to make them equal to the Bible that the Body must accept and obey, then he should have a life patterned after the Messiah in all manner as a true disciple/prophet, for why should he be more privileged than the Lord? The student is no greater than the teacher. Certainly, Timothy will not make such an outrageous claim that he is for that makes him obvious. So, Timothy’s great teacher and master, Jesus the Messiah, the Son of the Living God who came to reveal to us the Father and reconciled us to Him through His blood and sacrifice had nowhere to lay His head and owned no material riches. He even advised the rich young man to sell everything he owned and give them to the poor and follow him. This should be the kind of life that Timothy Rathbun leads but instead, he lives the opposite. The sad thing is, he gets his privileged life at the expense of his faithful or rather manipulated “little flock.”

Please read Surprising Background on Timothy Rathbun.

Honestly, it is not easy to call one a ‘false prophet’ and label a group ‘cult.’ But after much prayer and seeing the vision, the Lord solidified what I felt strongly about Speed Timothy Rathbun and his Trumpet Call of God.

This friend’s Facebook page dedicated to “trumpeting” Timothy’s letters get so many likes, an indication that people are reading and appreciating the messages. I pray that this article, written in obedience to the Father, reach those who blindly or innocently follow the letters of Timothy Rathbun. May everyone diligently study the Word of the Lord, the Holy Bible. May you seek Him to teach you and lead you into all truths that you may not be deceived by those wolves in sheep’s clothing claiming to have the truth; claiming that theirs is the right way when there is only one who is the Way, the Truth and the Life- Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach. He alone is the True Shepherd on whom we must fix our eyes and follow earnestly for He alone will not mislead us.

John 17:11-15; 27-30

“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. 12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them. 13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep. 14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own. 15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 

27 My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. 28 And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand. 30 I and My Father are one.”

On a final note, Speed Timothy Rathbun of the Trumpet Call of God is not the only one who misleads the people of God, in fact, his is probably just a small flock compared to the more popular Christian leaders’ whom Brother Joseph Herrin (parablesblog) has written extensively about. If you have not read his articles on “Deception” yet, I highly recommend that you do.

 

A Vision: Moscow’s Plans are on the Table

Putin addresses Federal Assembly

When the Ukrainian crisis began and as I observed its progress, I remember the vision I had last year, particularly on Nov. 1. As I was praying in the evening of Nov. 1, I saw the Russian President Vladimir Putin behind a rostrum speaking before an audience and I heard, “Moscow’s plans are on the table.” I thought  that was supposed to be Obama’s role and involuntarily I whispered, “power shift.”

Many of last year’s events particularly in the Middle East showed significant changes in the arena of world dominion. America through President Obama bowed to Russia when it turned back from the much-anticipated military intervention in Syria after the latter’s use of chemical weapons supposedly a red line set by Obama himself. When Putin stepped in with his strategy, Obama readily jumped in and followed the Russian leader. America also leaned towards Russia’s stand on Iran when Obama took the diplomatic course to settle the dispute on Iran’s nuclear weapons production. Disillusioned Egypt and Saudi Arabia found new alliance with Russia; and it is no dispute that China and North Korea stand behind Russia. Forbes list of most powerful people in 2013 even placed Russia’s Vladimir Putin on top and ahead of America’s Barack Obama. Now that Crimea successfully ceded to Russia against the will of the US, EU and the UN, the power shift has become rightly obvious. Putin defies Obama and the European leaders, mocks their toothless sanctions and sarcastically blasted them in his speech before the Russian parliament about the allegedly ‘cold war’ tactics of the US and the West.

The media is full of stories about Russia and Vladimir Putin making their come back on the world stage, asserting with determination to become the new world leader as America continues to decline. Obama has no backbone as incumbent world leader and so the determined Putin has seen a golden opportunity and craftily made his way up with highly visible results.

This Ukrainian or Russian drama elicited different reactions from across the globe. As I read one news coverage of this event, the more than 1000 comments show how divided the people are in the issue especially in their choice between Putin and Obama. What I particularly notice is that Putin’s aggressive and decisive move in the Ukraine highlighted Obama’s weakness in standing up to an issue before the watching world. Significantly, many think that Putin is better than Obama and look to Russia’s President now as the more qualified, less evil and more reliable leader than Obama. Even the alternative news media tend to paint this picture as they expose the alleged covert plans of the ‘powers behind’ to set up Russia in this so-called Ukraine crisis so they could justify war for money and further control of the world. While I believe that this could be true, I discourage, especially the Body of Christ, to buy the idea that Putin is a better leader than Obama and others. Vladimir Putin may show off a different face but he still has the same heart as the rest. He is driven by the same motivation- power and control of the world. This reminds me of a word of caution from the Lord sometime last year.

As I was reading an ad email about the ‘Illuminati’ and ‘Free Masons’ who supposedly run the world behind the scenes, how and who they control and make puppets of, and how many of those puppets don’t even know that they are controlled; and as I was contemplating whether or not to buy the material, the Lord spoke and I heard in my spirit, “Who is controlling who?”

I paused and prayed and the Lord impressed that these stories although useful, are not really necessary for regardless how complex the matrix of deception is, those who think and are proud that they are in control of the world are actually themselves simply puppets of Satan who is the ultimate deceiver that controls them all. They actually top the list of the deceived as they are so convinced that they have the power to turn the world according to their wishes and make it their own; but God laughs at them as they will eventually end up in destruction along with the devil and the demons when the Messiah returns. The Father still controls the universe He created and He will intervene at the right time. As people of God, we must not waste time trying to discover every bit of mystery that those deceived and proud ‘manipulators’ are attributed to have, for the Truth that He teaches us is enough to make us aware. The Word has enough wisdom and truth that expose the evil that is so prevalent today. Instead of watching for ‘conspiracy theories,’ let us read our Bibles, pray, and seek Him for He is the One who can and will show us the true faces of these people that we may avoid following and trusting them. He reveals to us what lies behind what we see and hear with our physical senses that we may not be deceived and adopt the world’s view of the unfolding events.

This recent development in Ukraine is very crucial. The bear is awake. When will it pounce on its prey? Biblical prophecies are unfolding quickly. Repeatedly I wrote about America’s imminent fall; let me say now that you must listen to the warnings. All true watchmen and prophets of the Lord are getting the same message of imminent judgment so I am praying that you will stop hardening your hearts and listen. The world is on the brink. Soon the Messiah will return to establish righteousness on earth; but before that happens, evil will just keep rising. I am not trying to scare anyone but if you’re scared to the point that you will call on the Lord now and give your life to Him, I will be very grateful. I will speak the truth even if it offends for, yes, He is the only One who can truly secure you in these last days.

For the Bride of Christ who faithfully wait for His return continue to watch and pray diligently. For the complacent Church, it is time to shake up and fill your lamp lest the Bridegroom comes and finds you asleep.

Matthew 24:29-44

29 “Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. 30 Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. 31 And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.

32 “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. 33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it[d] is near—at the doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. 35 Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

36 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven,[e] but My Father only. 37 But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 38 For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark, 39 and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be. 40 Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. 41 Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. 42 Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour[f] your Lord is coming. 43 But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into. 44 Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Love in Yeshua HaMashiach,

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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Blessing the Jewish People

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.

The Retovado Review: Good Friday, Bago City, Negros Occidental

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