note: This is not actually an article, but I'm led to share this, here in faithwriters. I believe Writers of Faith are Warriors of God.
Blessings in Christ,
We must really hold on to PRAYER. Battles are not only on some parts of the world, not only in japan, or philippines or america .... it's on the whole world.
sept. 10, 2004, during my prayer time, i received a revelation and thought it was just a personal one. this is on my actual note:
STAND UP FROM ALL KINDS OF BATTLES
...WARRIORS OF GOD
all of the coming days will come full of struggles but not weary
STAND UP AND HOLD YOUR FAITH TO YESHUA(Christ Jesus) our SAVIOUR the Son of Mighty Creator.
CLOSE YOUR EYES FOR DEEP PRAYERS.
PRAY FOR FIRE!
I'm now sharing this and been praying because of the e-mail below.
the email i received today, 01/21/2005:
Dear Friends and Family, and all those who love the Philippines;
Please forward this email to as many friends, family and donors who love the Philippines, as well as Filipinos you know. Thank you.
THE DREAM. About a month ago, I had a dream. I did not have a dream or vision for about a year. But I was asleep and around midnight I was taken by an angel to the first heavens (atmosphere) above the clouds.
I saw TWO HUGE ANGELS - one standing above the island of Luzon, and the other standing above the Visayas and Mindanao group of islands. Both were huge - maybe about 10 to 12 feet high. Both had long swords about 60 feet long and they were in a battle. I saw about 2,000 or more screaming, fighting, killing, destroying, demons from hell. They were black but handsome and rugged and had tails as long as their bodies.
The ANGELS were swinging their swords, and as fast as they killed or destroyed demons, more would take their place. I stood beside the Angel standing over Luzon. I had to look up to him, he was so tall. Suddenly, he dropped his sword. There was a great shout of jubilation from the demons encircling us. He stooped to pick up his sword, but although he tried with all his might, he lifted the sword only a couple of feet.
He began to look around quickly and began asking, "Where are the prayer warriors - where are the prayer warriors - where are the prayer warriors." Then he looked at me - looked me straight in the eye. I began to weep uncontrollably - like he was saying to me - "you are not praying enough".
I woke up and wept for an hour. I fell asleep from exhaustion. And the dream continued. I ran to pick up the sword that the Angel dropped. I couldn't pick it up, it was too heavy for me. I only picked it up about a foot or so, then I had to let it down as my shoulder began to hurt. I found myself also shouting, "Where are the prayer warriors - where are the prayer intercessors."
From far in the distance, I heard the voice of three or four of our prayer intercessors of our church call back, "Pastor, we are praying. Pastor, we are praying" but their voices were weak and far away. I woke up again. My left shoulder was in terrible pain from the strain of trying to lift the sword.
I asked the Lord what it all meant. He told me that there is a BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF THE PHILIPPINES. That I needed to call into more fervent battle, as many intercessors as I possibly could. He said there was going to be PERSONAL, VIOLENT attacks BY THE ENEMY, on the political, economic, and most specially the spiritual LEADERS of the Philippines.
I did not tell anyone of my dream, as I felt it was not finished, and the HOly Spirit had not given me a release. But last Friday, on the last day of the Women's Conference we just had, The Holy Spirit said -tell your people about the dream.
A few days after the dream, my daughter-in-law Margie suddenly died of a rare and fatal disease called meningo-coccemia. Then three (3) storms hit the Philippines in succession, killing more than 2,000 people but wiping off the face of the map dozens of villages and towns.
More than 20 christian churches have been completely destroyed, and many more damaged. We were supposed to have our quarterly Board of Directors meeting, but only two of the fifteen leaders appeared. Most of them were facing problems and trials relating to the Ministry.
If you love the Philippines, PRAY. Call the Intercessors to pray harder. God loves the Philippines.
Donald V. Soriano
Executive Director & Chairman
BETHESDA MINISTRIES INTERNATIONAL
Yes Adelina, we are all called to be intercessors! (Is. 59:15-Then the Lord saw it, and it displeased Him that there was no justice. (16)He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was NO INTERCESSOR; Is. 56:7-For MY HOUSE shall be called a HOUSE OF PRAYER for ALL NATIONS.)Prayerfully, may every one who reads this join together with you in prayer for the Phillippines. Blessings, Sharon