Flying and Ministering with Lord

The Lord seems to have been flying me around to minister. My first incidence of flying with Him was in 2011. I published the dream on the “My Encounters with the Lord…” so I won’t repeat the details here.

As the flying began with the mighty rushing Wind (Holy Spirit) blowing all over me from behind, it seems that I have recognized what happened next when it (He) comes. So, when my second dream of the mighty rushing Wind happened on Sept. 28 this year, around 11:20 p.m., I knew I was about to fly with Him.

In the dream, I was praying with my missionary housemates. When I finished, heat began to flow in my hands which instantly I recognized as the Lord’s anointing. I stretched out my arms feeling the heat and I exclaimed, “Wow!” in amazement. As I was still relishing the feeling, I felt the Wind of the Lord began to blow from behind me. I stood ready to take off as I knew I was about to fly with Him. I said, “Where are we going this time, Lord?”

I began to rise from the ground as the familiar mighty rushing Wind was blowing behind and all over me. When I was a few feet up, my son held on to me. I told him to let go, that I was just flying with the Lord and that I’d be back quickly. He would not let go and that’s when I realized that he was actually waking me up. He apparently heard me moaning and was worried I was having a nightmare so he kept shaking me until I woke up. I was deeply disappointed that I could not say anything. I just went back to sleep praying the dream would continue. It did not.

I could only guess that the Lord might have wanted to bring me to Puerto Rico as I prayed fervently before going to bed that night. I was telling Him that I wanted to go as I felt really bad about Puerto Rico’s condition after Hurricane Maria battered the country. I was deeply troubled watching the news and seeing the people in desperate condition, a picture of hopelessness that I knew only a touch from the Savior could fill. I was telling Him in prayer that I wanted to bring them His good news if He would let me. I specifically prayed that if I could not possibly go physically, He would at least bring me in the spirit as He did in 2011 when He flew me to Balingasag, a small rural town in Mindanao, to pray for the need of the families there.

In the morning of November 6, 2017, I went back to bed after the children left for school. As I drifted to sleep, the Wind of the Lord began to blow and lift me up. I exclaimed, “Yes, Lord, I want to fly with You!”

This time, I was very familiar with the Wind that I quickly positioned myself and flew in confidence, unlike in the first dream of 2011. Like an eagle I soared easily with the Wind. I knew I was flying over the City of Las Piňas because I saw a billboard of the mayor, the only visible structure, on top of a hill. The land was barren with hardly any green plant but few dried grasses on the ground. I encountered spirits that I rebuked each as I passed by them. Two prominent figures were a large and dark shadow floating in the air and a priest on the ground. I said to the priest, “So, you are the one causing oppression to the people here.” I rebuked and cast out the spirit which transformed and vanished away.

I flew farther until I reached a public school. I went lower near the ground and I witnessed the busy school. Children and teachers were all around and I started praying for them. The Wind began to slow down and I knew the trip was over. I wanted to fly more but the Wind finally stopped and I was back on my bed.

What I learned from this dream is that our city, Las Piňas, is spiritually barren in spite of the presence of several Christian churches here. Catholic schools also abound, in fact, my son goes to a Catholic university. But I also know that the Lord wants to reach out to the people in this place. This was revealed to me in a vision on October 30, a week before He flew me over the city.

In the morning of October 30 while I was praying, I saw students (boys and girls) of the Catholic University where my son is enrolled. They wore the same uniforms as my son and his classmates so I knew they were Senior High school kids. I didn’t bother at first until I saw them again a second and third time. I paused and asked the Lord what the vision meant and He said that He was going to reach out to the students and save them; that these students will be the way for their homes to be saved as well; that He will use the youth of the church where my son is a keyboard player. I then saw the Youth leader and prayed for her as the Lord further impressed to me that He has anointed her for the campus ministry.

I shared the vision with the youth leader and she confirmed that the Lord has been speaking to her about the campus ministry particularly in said university; that she must focus on the students in that campus. She said further that I was not the first one to confirm the message to her for there has been two others who prophesied about it, and, for the past weeks, she’s been meeting new student friends from there which is obviously no coincidence.

My son, to the glory of the Father, is living out his testimony to his classmates and friends that they awarded him the “Most Holy” in the class of mostly Catholics. The awarding was for fun, created by the students themselves, as everyone received based on his/her prominent characteristic, identity so to speak.

Two days ago, December 26, I went flying with the Lord again. I thought I could minister to someone somewhere and asked Him to fly me wherever He wanted me to go. The Wind of the Lord again propelled me up, but as I went so fast and high I was scared and sought the Lord to slow down. Then as if learning to fly for the first time, I realized I could actually maneuver and adjust my speed with practice. So I did. I went over and between buildings and over a bridge. I remember passing by a slum area in Manila. I finally landed in a house beside the sea.

I talked to the lady in the house whom I knew was the mother. I told her that the Lord sent me to pray for them. She refused saying they were very busy and were about to have lunch. I turned to look at the curious teenage girls who were watching us and listening. They shyly hid their faces and I realized why. They were covered with acne. The mother’s face had acne scars as well.

I searched the house with my eyes and saw a guy whose face was covered with a mask that looked like an icing. He explained that he’s hiding his face because of acne. The Lord impressed to me that the family who runs a bakeshop business has a chronic problem with acne. I took the opportunity to tell them that the Lord could heal them but first they must receive Him as their Savior.

As my first flight to Balingasag, I am amazed how the Lord takes notice of people’s needs and want to help them. In the first trip I overheard a family discussing where to send their children to college as tuition fees were high. The Lord told me to intercede.

This family that suffers from chronic acne again has touched the heart of the Father. I do not know them and I don’t know if I would even meet them in person but I know that I have to intercede for them. I believe that the Lord would heal and save them whoever and wherever they are.

This is an encouragement to all who read this message. The Lord is concerned with whatever concerns us. Nothing is too small an issue for the Lord so call on Him for He truly cares.

Psalm 23:1

The Lord is my shepherd;
I shall not want.

1 Peter 5:6-7

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

 

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Same-Sex Marriage, Storms and a Fire

Update: 37 dead in Davao Cit mall fire

Isaiah 5:20-21

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

21 Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

Recently, Philippine’s President Rodrigo Duterte made his controversial turn around on same sex marriage. Quoting PhilStar:

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte Sunday expressed support for same-sex marriage, reversing anew his stand on the issue, which has sparked fierce debates in other countries.

Speaking to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Davao City, Duterte said people should not be barred from pursuing things that make them happy.

“I want same-sex marriage. The problem is we’ll have to change the law. But we can change the law,” the president said, referring (to) the Family Code, which states that a marriage is between a man and a woman.

“If that is the trend of the modern times, if that will add to your happiness, I am for it. Who am
I (to stop you)? You know, kung ano ‘yung kaligayahan ng tao, ibigay ko. Bakit mo pigilan (if that makes the people happy, why stop it)? Why impose a morality that is no longer working and almost passé,” he added.

Months ago, the President said he was against same sex marriage. Quoting PhilStar again:

BANGKOK — President Rodrigo Duterte stressed on Sunday that marriage in the Philippines is between a man and a woman as he criticized supposed attempts in the west to blur the lines between males and females and impose it on other countries.

Duterte clarified that he had nothing against homosexuals but made it clear that the Philippines should not be forced to adopt the mindset of the west with regard to gender.

“Tingnan mo ‘yung (Look at) Time magazine ngayon. Wala nang (there is no more) gender because you can be a he or she,” the president said during a meeting with the Filipino community in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

“Yun ang kultura nila. Eh di kayo lang, hindi ‘yan pwede sa amin. Katoliko kami at (That’s their culture. It does not apply to us. We are Catholics and) there is the Civil Code, which says that you can only marry a woman for me… for a woman to marry a man,” he added.

The Philippines’ Senate President Aquilino (Koko) Pimentel III quickly backed up the President’s remark saying,  “The President’s pronouncements will surely start the national debate about the concept…Let the discussion on the subject begin,”…

The President didn’t know the implication of his change of heart on this issue. He and Senator Pimentel didn’t know like the rest of the unsuspecting world, that promoting or condoning this perverted view on marriage invites curse from Yahweh. I don’t find it coincidence that just about 5 days from the day PRRD announced his new stance before the LGBT in his hometown in Davao, the city got a major impact from the storm Vinta (Tembin) as it made landfall yesterday, Friday, December 22. The storm barreled through Mindanao and two of the most affected cities are Davao and Cagayan de Oro, the latter being the hometown of the good senator.

Flood Swamps Davao, Cagayan de Oro due to Vinta

It is noteworthy that Vinta followed closely Typhoon Urduja named the deadliest storm to hit the country this year, which battered large parts of Visayas and Luzon and some parts of Mindanao. Practically, the entire nation is affected by the storms.

Urduja damage breaches P1 billion- NDRRMC

While Davao is still reeling from the storm, NCCC Mall, one of the city’s largest malls caught fire earlier today, around 9:30 a.m. As of this writing, here is the latest:

(UPDATED) The New City Commercial Center (NCCC) Mall in Maa, Davao City is still engulfed in flames as of 7 p.m., Saturday, December 23.

It’s sad to see this happening in my country though I knew this same-sex marriage issue was coming as the Lord already showed me back in 2012 which I kept re-posting on this blog. This evil is sweeping the world so fast that it’s admittedly difficult to stop. Ignorance of His Word and rejection of the Truth are the reasons why people are easily swayed to accept this major shift in marriage views. President Duterte aptly expressed the mindset of the world that, “If this is the trend of the modern times… I am for it. If that makes people happy, why stop it? Why impose a morality that is no longer working and almost passé?”

Unfortunately, such thinking is nothing new. The same wickedness filled the earth in Noah’s time and was repeated in Sodom and Gomorrah. This generation is getting closer to the day of judgment as sexual perversion has returned. Swiftly, the nations are falling back into the same decadence that caused Yahweh to flood the whole earth and razed Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes.

The Lord is warning this nation, especially the Christians, through these storms and fire. We better take heed. Take seriously the word of the President, pray earnestly against it. We must pray for the Christian legislators to take their stand and oppose any attempt to change the laws on marriage and family.

I cannot, however, guarantee my fellow believers that same-sex marriage will not be legalized in this country though we pray against it because the Bible warns us about the evil days to come and how we, the people of God, will be hated and persecuted for our faith. This is what we must prepare ourselves for in the coming days.

If the Lord, in His mercy, will not allow our nation to be like the Western nations that adopted same-sex marriage, that’s something we must be truly grateful. But how are we different that the Holy One would spare this nation from falling into such an error? This is the question I would like pose to every true Christian in this nation reading this message.

 

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

 

Is There yet Hope for America?

I wish the answer is YES. But unfortunately, as much as I want to say YES, that is not what I received from the Lord during my prayer of intercession this morning.

Being a watchman is not easy. Being able to see what others do not is never a pleasure. It is fraught with agony as you know what lies ahead and beyond yet you know that there is not much that you can do to change the situation; for with one whose spiritual eyes and ears are open the danger is clear, and with that, the responsibility to warn becomes as enormous as its reality. Then comes the more unpleasant reality- those you are warning are not listening or they refuse to listen because they believe in what they see differently. They will call you a “doom and gloom” prophet, a “killjoy” or just someone who cannot see anything good. But I know my calling and responsibility and so I will speak of what I see and hear regardless of the outcome.

In my time with the Lord this morning I sought Him once again how I should pray for America, what I should tell those who believe that America will be great again. I sought Yahweh for even my own kin and people are still caught up in the great American dream. I inquired of Him if I were only being pessimistic for feeling that America will keep on its path to judgment and not rise again as many believe otherwise.

I believe in His mercy and compassion. I believe He is full of grace and loving kindness. I believe that He answers the prayers of the righteous. I believe that He is able to direct the hearts of kings. I believe about standing in the gap that He should not destroy the land. I believe He does not take pleasure in the death of a sinner but would rather have the sinner turn to Him. I believe He is patient because He does not want anyone to perish. But I am aware of what happened to Israel in spite of Jeremiah’s pleading and lamenting in behalf of the nation. I am aware that he interceded and prayed importunately for his people. I am aware how seriously he went about calling for repentance, warning the leaders and ordinary folks of Yahweh’s judgment if they would not return to Him, if they continue in sin and lawlessness. I am aware he boldly rebuked the kings and the people yet wept before Yahweh in their behalf. And yes, I am also aware of Yahweh’s answer to this faithful prophet. It is in this context that I again earnestly sought the Father’s heart for America.

Then, I knew He was telling me to go over the writings of Jeremiah so, I said, “Yes, I will read again the Book of Jeremiah.”

Prayer to me is never boring because He is responding and I have learned to recognize His voice in my spirit. But to make sure I heard Him right, I seek Him for a word of confirmation from His Word, the Scriptures. This is what I did after praying.

So, I opened my Bible and Jeremiah’s prayer and Yahweh’s answer stood out to me. This is the sobering confirmation:

Jeremiah 14:19-22; 15:1-2

19 Have you rejected Y’hudah completely?
Is Tziyon loathsome to you?
Why have you struck us irreparably?
We looked for peace, but to no avail;
for a time of healing, but instead found terror!
20 We confess our rebellion, Adonai,
also the crimes of our ancestors;
yes, we have sinned against you.
21 For your name’s sake, do not spurn us;
do not dishonor your glorious throne.
Remember your covenant with us;
do not break it.
22 Among the nations’ idols,
can any make it rain?
Can the skies, of themselves,
send showers?
Aren’t you the one,
Adonai, our God?
Don’t we look to you?
For you do all these things.

Then Adonai said to me, “Even if Moshe and Sh’mu’el were standing in front of me, my heart would not turn toward this people! Drive them out of my sight, get them out of here! And when they ask you where they should go, tell them that this is what Adonai says:

‘Those destined for death — to death!
Those destined for the sword — to the sword!
Those destined for famine — to famine!
Those destined for captivity — to captivity!’

Reading those words literally gripped me that I fell silent for a moment. This is the same answer He gave me in the past, at least two times, for the same question which is the title of this article. Nothing has changed. Yahweh has not changed His mind. In spite of the change in leadership, America has not given Him reason to change His mind.

Jeremiah 18:7-10

At one time, I may speak about uprooting, breaking down and destroying a nation or kingdom; but if that nation turns from their evil, which prompted me to speak against it, then I relent concerning the disaster I had planned to inflict on it. Similarly, at another time, I may speak about building and planting a nation or kingdom; 10 but if it behaves wickedly from my perspective and doesn’t listen to what I say, then I change my mind and don’t do the good I said I would do that would have helped it.

When the US Supreme Court in 2015 ruled in favor of same sex marriage, I asked Yahweh, “What do you say now, Lord? What is your message to this people?”

The answer He gave me is Jeremiah 14:10. You may read the article here:

The Father’s Response to the US Supreme Court Ruling that Gay Marriage is a Right

Is there yet hope for America? Will America be great again? His answer is found in those words in Jeremiah 18:7-10 and 2 Chronicles 7:14

14 then, if my people, who bear my name, will humble themselves, pray, seek my face and turn from their evil ways, I will hear from heaven, forgive their sin and heal their land.

If Yahweh sees the kind of repentance that Nineveh did after Jonah’s warning, America will certainly recover. But will the nation repent as Nineveh did in Jonah’s time? I wish I can give a positive answer but the answer He gave me when I asked that question in 2012 is this one word, “Nahum.”

Nahum was the prophet who was sent to Nineveh after about 100 years of Jonah’s warning and the people repenting. This time Nineveh did not repent and so the nation was destroyed. See also this article by Joel Rosenberg:

Is America Facing a “Jonah” Moment or, a “Nahum” Moment?

Is there hope for America? I believe that as a nation her fate is sealed. But as I keep telling everyone, those who listen and repent and turn to Him will certainly be saved. Noah and his family, Lot and his family were spared when judgment fell upon their generation. He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek Adonai while he is available,
call on him while he is still nearby.
Let the wicked person abandon his way
and the evil person his thoughts;
let him return to Adonai,
and he will have mercy on him;
let him return to our God,
for he will freely forgive.

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

The Palestinian Narrative is Alive: Clashes Over the Temple Mount

I was looking at this particular photo when the Holy Spirit spoke gently, “The Palestinian narrative is alive.”

http://www.haaretz.com/polopoly_fs/1.802713.1500648750!/image/3027618438.jpg_gen/derivatives/size_1496xAuto/3027618438.jpg

Three Palestinians Killed in Clashes with Israel as Thousands Protest Over Temple Mount

To anyone who does not know anything about Israel and the Jews, history or present, stories and photos like this can easily evoke sympathy towards the Palestinians and rage towards the Jews. The news story featured here is written from the never-ending “victim” state perspective of the Palestinians while giving no consideration to the underlying cause of their self-inflicted suffering.

A more accurate news is this one:

This is a War for Sovereign Control of Temple Mount

Excerpt:

“The Palestinians are consistent in their tactics: First shed Israeli blood, then tell the world they are victims and as martyrs are justified in seeking revenge – especially against “the sons of apes and pigs who defile Al Aqsa.” This was how the Halamish killer Omar al-Abed, 19, a Hamas sympathizer, described the Jews in the “will” he posted on Facebook three hours before the murders. Except that instead of dying with a martyr’s halo, he survived.

The whole week, it was dinned into Palestinian and Israeli Muslims by their leaders, including elected members of the Israeli parliament, that the Al Aqsa compound, an artificial mountaintop platform built as the site of the Jewish Temple more than 2,000 years ago, is exclusive Muslim property and no Jew has the right to set foot in the “Noble Sanctuary.” This claim also applies to Jerusalem, known in Arabic as Al Quds.
The most notorious metal detectors in Middle East history became emblems that objectified their rage over Israeli sovereignty in Temple Mount and the holy city. This has exposed the dispute as being a national rather than a religious dispute.
For Israel, sovereignty over its capital and the site of the Jewish temples, which was won at great cost in a war of defense after millennia of exile, is not in question. The government’s reiterated pledge to preserve the status quo on Temple Mount and the cities holy places is solidly backed up. But it cuts no ice with the Palestinians since the pledge is offered by an entity they consider a usurper.”

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The Palestinian narrative is truly alive in this situation. But as Christians who are supposed to know the Word of God, we must not be carried away emotionally but rather see with spiritual eyes, the events that are taking place in Israel. We must pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We must pray for both Jews and Palestinians who are both victims of Satan’s manipulation. The devil wants the Jews annihilated and the other group is being deceived to carry it out; and the world that does not know any better is supporting the false narrative that has its origin from the pit of hell.

On the other hand, this conflict over the Temple Mount is a prophetic event that leads to many possibilities. We must keep an eye on the time clock which is Israel, for the return of Yeshua/Jesus the Messiah is hinged on the Jews crying out to Yahweh in their time of desperation and distress. Read Zechariah 12. Remember also the words of Yeshua in Matthew 23:37-39:

37 “Yerushalayim! Yerushalayim! You kill the prophets! You stone those who are sent to you! How often I wanted to gather your children, just as a hen gathers her chickens under her wings, but you refused! 38 Look! God is abandoning your house to you, leaving it desolate.[a] 39 For I tell you, from now on, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of Adonai.’

Zechariah 12, Isaiah 62 and many other prophecies will be fulfilled because His Word never fails.

As gentile believers in the Jewish Messiah Yeshua, let us not forget that salvation is for the Jews first then for the gentiles. Let us not be selfish as to minding only our own business, paying no attention to the troubles that beset Israel and most importantly, not praying for them. Paul’s reminder to the Roman church is also a reminder to us, the present generation of gentile believers. This truth must be inculcated in us.

Romans 11

1 “In that case, I say, isn’t it that God has repudiated his people?” Heaven forbid! For I myself am a son of Isra’el, from the seed of Avraham,[a] of the tribe of Binyamin. God has not repudiated his people,[b] whom he chose in advance. Or don’t you know what the Tanakh says about Eliyahu? He pleads with God against Isra’el, Adonai, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars, and I’m the only one left, and now they want to kill me too!”[c] But what is God’s answer to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not knelt down to Ba‘al.”[d] It’s the same way in the present age: there is a remnant, chosen by grace. (Now if it is by grace, it is accordingly not based on legalistic works; if it were otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.) What follows is that Isra’el has not attained the goal for which she is striving. The ones chosen have obtained it, but the rest have been made stonelike, just as the Tanakh says,

“God has given them a spirit of dullness
eyes that do not see
and ears that do not hear,
right down to the present day.”[e]

And David says,

“Let their dining table become for them
a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a punishment.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can’t see,
with their backs bent continually.”[f]

11 “In that case, I say, isn’t it that they have stumbled with the result that they have permanently fallen away?” Heaven forbid! Quite the contrary, it is by means of their stumbling that the deliverance has come to the Gentiles, in order to provoke them to jealousy.[g] 12 Moreover, if their stumbling is bringing riches to the world — that is, if Isra’el’s being placed temporarily in a condition less favored than that of the Gentiles is bringing riches to the latter — how much greater riches will Isra’el in its fullness bring them!

13 However, to those of you who are Gentiles I say this: since I myself am an emissary sent to the Gentiles, I make known the importance of my work 14 in the hope that somehow I may provoke some of my own people to jealousy and save some of them! 15 For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean? It will be life from the dead!

16 Now if the hallah offered as firstfruits is holy, so is the whole loaf. And if the root is holy, so are the branches. 17 But if some of the branches were broken off, and you — a wild olive — were grafted in among them and have become equal sharers in the rich root of the olive tree, 18 then don’t boast as if you were better than the branches! However, if you do boast, remember that you are not supporting the root, the root is supporting you. 19 So you will say, “Branches were broken off so that I might be grafted in.” 20 True, but so what? They were broken off because of their lack of trust. However, you keep your place only because of your trust. So don’t be arrogant; on the contrary, be terrified! 21 For if God did not spare the natural branches, he certainly won’t spare you! 22 So take a good look at God’s kindness and his severity: on the one hand, severity toward those who fell off; but, on the other hand, God’s kindness toward you — provided you maintain yourself in that kindness! Otherwise, you too will be cut off! 23 Moreover, the others, if they do not persist in their lack of trust, will be grafted in; because God is able to graft them back in. 24 For if you were cut out of what is by nature a wild olive tree and grafted, contrary to nature, into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these natural branches be grafted back into their own olive tree!

25 For, brothers, I want you to understand this truth which God formerly concealed but has now revealed, so that you won’t imagine you know more than you actually do. It is that stoniness, to a degree, has come upon Isra’el, until the Gentile world enters in its fullness; 26 and that it is in this way that all Isra’el will be saved. As the Tanakh says,

“Out of Tziyon will come the Redeemer;
he will turn away ungodliness from Ya‘akov
27 and this will be my covenant with them, . . .
when I take away their sins.”[h]

28 With respect to the Good News they are hated for your sake. But with respect to being chosen they are loved for the Patriarchs’ sake, 29 for God’s free gifts and his calling are irrevocable. 30 Just as you yourselves were disobedient to God before but have received mercy now because of Isra’el’s disobedience; 31 so also Isra’el has been disobedient now, so that by your showing them the same mercy that God has shown you, they too may now receive God’s mercy. 32 For God has shut up all mankind together in disobedience, in order that he might show mercy to all.

33 O the depth of the riches
    and the wisdom and knowledge of God!
How inscrutable are his judgments!
    How unsearchable are his ways!

34 For, ‘Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Who has been his counselor?’[i]
35 Or, ‘Who has given him anything
    and made him pay it back?’[j]

36 For from him and through him
    and to him are all things.
To him be the glory forever!
    Amen.

The Temple Mount issue is only one of the many excuses to the more sinister plot to destroy the people whom Yahweh called the “apple of His eye.” Pray, pray, pray!

Psalm 122:6

Pray for shalom in Yerushalayim;
may those who love you prosper.

Isaiah 62:1

For Tziyon’s sake I will not be silent,
for Yerushalayim’s sake I will not rest,
until her vindication shines out brightly
and her salvation like a blazing torch.

Love in Yeshua,

Cynthia

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Palestinian Narrative

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Three nights ago, June 27, I had a dream. I was in a small village which seems like one of the villages in the Palestinian territory of the West Bank. It was a school setting and I was in a classroom of Palestinian kids, listening and observing. The teacher was telling a story, reading it from a text book. It was a story about one of Israel’s heroes in the Bible but it was presented like the Palestinians own the story, that the hero was one of their own and that it was from the Quran. I said, “That’s not correct, that’s twisting the Bible. So, that’s how they make Israel look like the villain; that’s why they call Israel an occupier.” Then I heard, “That’s the Palestinian narrative.”

This dream is another lesson straight from the heart of the Father concerning Israel. I have been a recipient of messages like this since He walked me through the role of a watchman for Israel. I have not bothered to understand what “Palestinian Narrative” means albeit encountering the phrase a few times in the media. So, what I have is a general idea, but the dream had me researching what it really is, just as I did with the BDS movement and Intifada. What I learned is an eye-opener because it seems that all the negative stories that the mainstream media, the UN and all anti-Israel advocates tell the world hinge on this so-called “Palestinian Narrative.”

Please note that I am neither writing as a political expert nor for a political purpose although to the average man, this topic is primarily political. For intercessors like me, however, the heart of the matter is spiritual.

Israel is not like any other nation. It is the Land that Yahweh called His own. Proof is all over the Scriptures unless you don’t believe that His Word has not changed. This dream is His confirmation that Israel today is the same Israel that we read in our Bibles. The conflict has existed for thousands of years since the first time Israel became a nation in the land that Yahweh promised to give to Abraham’s descendants, was destroyed and the people scattered, and in our generation, re-established and the people re-gathered. Until the return of the Messiah, Israel will continue to be at the heart of world-conflict.

Again, the purpose of this message is not to advocate politically although I understand that taking a political side is a normal consequence for standing with the truth since Israel is a grand political issue in the world stage. But more than telling you which political side you take (thought sincerely I am not), my desire is for you to see in the spirit because beyond politics, there is a real spiritual resistance against Yahweh’s plans and purposes for Israel. What we see in the physical is only a manifestation of what is going on in the spiritual realm. I believe that the principalities that opposed the Archangel from giving Daniel the answer to his prayer were the same powers behind everything that opposes Israel’s right to exist in this generation. The Palestinian Narrative is but a strategy that carries out the enemy’s goal to defy, disrupt and abort Yahweh’s plans and purposes for the tiny nation that bears His name. Israel is pivotal to Yahweh’s plans for the Church and the nations. If you still have not grasped His heart, you need to read the Bible and be open to the Holy Spirit who teaches us into all truths.

I will not explain what a “Palestinian Narrative” is because as a non-political expert, I will not be able to give it justice; and there are so many articles in the internet that anyone can read. But here’s an excerpt of what I think explains it well.

Founding National Myths
Fabricating Palestinian History

The vast literature proving the historic Jewish connection to the Land of Israel has been extensively manipulated and distorted as part of the Palestinian politics of nationalism. Propaganda, indoctrination, and socialization, both domestically and internationally, are essential parts of the strategy and tactics of asserting Palestinian nationhood and statehood. By appropriating to themselves the values, traditions, and historical facts that belong to the Jews, Palestinians have managed to fabricate a “legitimate” history and political traditions out of nothing while denying those of Israel.

The Palestinian Nation-building Strategy

Nation-building often involves the invention of foundation myths although these normally require a certain relationship to historic facts, however tenuous. Palestinian leaders, under the leadership of Yasser Arafat and his successors, adopted a different tack: stealing the enemy’s heritage, history, and values, and denying its legitimacy as a people and a state. The Palestinian objectives are to disqualify Israel’s historical standing and to inherit its belongings by delegitimizing and even dehumanizing its national identity and personality (emphasis added) .

Palestinian tactics are simple yet sophisticated: preaching and dispersing lies and distortions of reality. History proves that the bigger the lie and the more common its reiteration, the more it is accepted as authentic and genuine. Moreover, most people are unwilling to accept the idea that an entire national leadership would dare to totally distort and fabricate history in full. Part of the Palestinians’ success in doing so is also due to the fact that most people do not know the history of the Land of Israel and of Jerusalem.

Usurping the Jewish, Biblical and Christian Past

Rewriting the history of the Land of Israel by erasing Jewish history and replacing it with a fabricated Palestinian history is a central goal of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and something that the early generations of Palestinian leaders, including the notorious Hajj Amin Husseini, who led the Palestinian Arabs to their 1948 defeat, dared not do. This fictitious history, which ignores all historical documentation and established historical methods, is based on systematic distortions of both ancient and modern history with the aim of denying Israel’s right to exist.

The Palestinian leaders claim lineage from ancient history, describing the Canaanites as their direct ancestors.[1] In the words of the PA president Mahmoud Abbas: “We said to him [Netanyahu], when he claimed the Jews have a historical right dating back to 3000 years B.C.E., we say that the nation of Palestine upon the land of Canaan had a 7,000-year history. This is the truth that must be said: Netanyahu, you are incidental in history. We are the people of history. We are the owners of history.”[2]

According to Palestinian Authority historians, the Palestinian people has been living in Palestine for over seven thousand years.[3] Another claim states that Palestinians were in the land since the beginning of creation.[4] According to Sheikh Ikrima Sabri, chairman of the Supreme Islamic Council of the Palestinian Authority, Palestinians have roots in this land originating from earlier than 7500 B.C.E.[5] Arab villages have allegedly existed since the days of the Canaanites.[6] The “Arab” Canaanites supposedly established ports on the coast of Canaan, known today as Palestine, and Jaffa is said to have been one of the cities whose Canaanite origins later invaders failed to erase.[7] Overall, the Palestinian people claim to be rooted in the region for thousands of years and long before Israel.[8]

Throughout Palestinian media and education, all Israeli cities and areas are featured as Palestinian in origin, including Haifa, Acre, Ashkelon, Jaffa, Safed, Tiberias, Tel Aviv, Nazareth, the Sea of Galilee, Kiryat Shmonah, and the Negev. These are the “Palestinian homeland” or “occupied Palestine.”[30] Instilling these assertions and psychological worldview as facts among youth and in the political arena requires a multilevel process of socialization and indoctrination, beginning with the education system. Reinforcement is constant and all-pervasive: Palestine is continually represented as an area of 27,000 sq km, and an overwhelming Palestinian majority believes this is the truth.[31]

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Israelis are described as religious groups of imposters who were never Jews but part of a Zionist plot to occupy Palestinian lands and steal the Palestinian identity and cultural heritage. This is derided as the greatest crime ever committed against humanity with the aim of the Judaization of Palestine.[34] Even the Hebrew language is said to be stolen from Palestinian Aramaic.[35] The Israeli state creates “false names” for sites to “erase the Palestinian facts.” It steals everything it lays its hands on “by means of terror,” including music, food, clothing, and folk traditions, even falafel and humus.[36] All the territory held by the state of Israel is occupied, and the Palestinians will not compromise on it.[37]

In the light of this, Palestinian commentators demand that Zionists must acknowledge publicly before the world that Jews have no connection to Palestinian Arab land. Zionist history is nothing more than invention and falsification, constituting a crude form of colonialism.[38] Zionists are trying to create a fake history at the expense of a real Palestinian history so as to steal the history and the culture of the Palestinians.[39]

For better appreciation, read the rest of the article here.

Related articles:

Modern Jewish History: Traditional Narratives of Israeli and Palestinian History

The dream is spot-on. But bear in mind that our purpose for understanding the events affecting Israel is not to advocate for the nation against another. As followers of Yeshua, our calling is to preach the Good News to the world without prejudice; that includes the Palestinians and all anti-Israel, anti-Semitic individuals and nations. The Palestinians are not the real enemies but the unseen forces behind the propaganda. As we pray for Israel, we must also pray for the Palestinians. We must pray for their salvation, that both Jews and Palestinians come to the saving knowledge of Yeshua. It is only by being united in the Messiah, the Prince of Peace, that both people groups will be able to live peacefully, side by side with one another. The two-state solution will not solve the conflict and  expulsion of the Jews from the land and renaming it does not sit well with Yahweh and His Word.

Amos 9:14-15

14 I will bring back the captives of My people Israel;
They shall build the waste cities and inhabit them;
They shall plant vineyards and drink wine from them;
They shall also make gardens and eat fruit from them.
15 I will plant them in their land,
And no longer shall they be pulled up
From the land I have given them,”
Says the Lord your God.

Isaiah 62:6-7

I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.

Psalm 122:6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.

 

Blessings,

Cynthia

 

 


 

 

 

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