Spring is here! Time to open your Bible and Study the Word of God!!!
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”
“Then Jesus answered and said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire…”
Do you remember the mother of the baby with hydrocephalus who came just in time of my arrival at Yakal in Biñan the past Saturday?
Aleli Santiago and the other families who live in Kaingin, Santa Rosa apparently do not get relief or any type of help from the government. Perhaps there is not even a church that has gone to do compassion services.
You recall her witness, she wasn’t supposed to be there but her feet brought her back in that street. It was appointed by God that she will come to know who His Son truly is, the One True God who can forgive sins and bring salvation. Praise His Name!
Now Aleli knows peace because of Jesus. You should have been there to see the witness of the new born spirit in her. I saw His peace on her face. Her whole countenance was changed. You must know that she waited for me to get settled at least, she could have decided to leave. In the noon day sun!
That was the first day the sun came out after almost 10 days of rain. I saw a sense of urgency in her. Of course we didn’t have a clue what the Holy Spirit had in mind.
Do you know that I almost missed that opportunity because I was focused in my own comfort? I was barely out of the Avanza and here she is begging for mercy because their house was flooded and they have no food. But for the love of God, I couldn’t just shoo her away because she was quietly persistent. And now we all know why! God wants to save her and show His miracle.
I believe that Angelica is miraculously healed from hydrocephalus even whilst we were praying.
Over the next three days His Spirit led me to pray and believe that she is healed. So when He led me to fast and pray for her, the Lord was also leading me to pray for the teachers here who are always thrown darts to doubt that Jesus is our Divine Physician and that they can run to Him first!
He gave me Isaiah 65:24, “It shall come to pass That before they call, I will answer; And while they are still speaking, I will hear.”
“…Yet they seek Me daily, And delight to know My ways, As a nation that did righteousness, And did not forsake the ordinance of their God. They ask of Me the ordinances of justice; They take delight in approaching God…”
Wednesday is chapel day so I was able to take pictures. Last night I spent two hours just updating…the usual stories of the day. It has been a few days since my last “story telling” through word pictures.
Did I tell you I was called to sub for Grades 4, 5, 6 Pilipino class on Monday? Three teachers called in due to an illness of some sort, personally or that of a family member. Since I’ve arrived, the woes I hear have been all related to health…and the Holy Spirit showed me why and what He requires.
On Tuesday I was led to fast and pray. What I am seeing, and what I had seen in the past, brings me to believe that the root cause of sickness and diseases, family/relational problems and financial difficulties, and much poverty in the most of the Two-Thirds World is lack of faith. The absence of a genuine prayer life. We cannot discount the fact that the same holds true for the Western World.
But is it really a sin to doubt? When our faith is lacking, do we not doubt then the omnipotence, omniscience, and faithfulness of God? The Bible commands us to pray without ceasing. James tells us to count it all joy when we are faced with trials of every kind knowing that the testing of our faith produces perseverance.”
“…Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.”
Paul exhorts that we are to rejoice in Him always; and with thanksgiving we are to present our petitions before His throne. And the peace of God which passes human understanding will guard our hearts in Christ Jesus. When there is doubt, peace is absent. Know Jesus, know peace. No Jesus, no peace.
God desires that His people should fast and pray according to Isaiah 58.
“Then they cry out to the LORD in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses. He calms the storm, So that its waves are still.” Psalm 107:28-29
Letter between Nenita and Jackie of Harvest Christian Fellowship, Quezon City.
Hi Ate(big sister),
I apologize for not replying sooner. We just got our electricity back yesterday and I’m now just using a prepaid internet card to access my emails.
From Monday night to Thursday evening, our place was submerged in floodwaters by 6 feet. Kuya(brother) Juni, his house was submerged by at least 8 or 10 feet. Yun van po nila(Their van) submerged din (also), which would require big repairs. There are 3-4 other families from church severely affected by the floods. We’re just now getting back on track after being trapped for so long. We are thankful the Lord protected everyone. I, for one, minimized my movement so as not to induce contractions, baka mapaanak po ako bigla (I might suddenly give birth). I am due to give birth anytime soon.
We’re glad safe po kayo dyan(you are safe where you are), Ate. Ano po ang(What is your) plan niyo moving forward, by saying di po muna kayo sa QC area (Too bad you cannot be in Quezon City for now)? Does that mean we won’t see you in church for the time being?
We agree with you it is the Lord who provides. Where He leads He will provide.
We continue to pray for the Lord’s leading regarding the Bible College.
God bless us all!
Armand and Jackie
How is everyone, Jackie?
I am sorry to hear all this flood stories. We have been just praying over all the towns and cities affected by the calamity. I have sent reports to the church in the States so they can pray and ask God for mercy. I myself have been holed up in the school apartment due to the inclement weather for three days. I will do what I do best and that is to keep on interceding for the Church to be united and serve each other’s needs together and not separately.
It saddens me to see what I am seeing and experiencing for the first time. Man’s depravity does all these. We pray for God’s mercy and fresh outpouring of His Spirit that there will be revival in the country. Repentance…need to be realized by every believer.
I was in Biñan on Saturday. God had me start a Bible study for the family I have there. It is His plan again, an answered prayer. It was very nice to be used in this way. God is truly pleased. Two of my brother’s homes were ravaged waist deep by the flooded river and they didn’t even let me know. Please include them in your prayers too.
So there you have it, I will be driving to Biñan every Saturday to teach them how to fall in love with His Word. There are two photos in a following mail for you to see them and the woman, Aleli Sandoval who was saved by God’s love just when I arrived from Dasmariñas. It was a beautiful testimony of God’s appointment…her salvation and I got to lead her. Her story is for another day. Pray for her faith to grow, that her one year old baby Angelica who is hydro-cephalic will be healed and God will receive glory.
You are right my little sister…it is to trust His Word. He will build it… Also, it teaches me to re-start a life of utter dependence in His care and provision in all things. I know how it is to have much and how to have little. I am content where He has me, in Him. He is my All in all.
It is my desire to stay in QC for at least two weeks, even a month, and get to know all of you…but God has set up for me a camp where He is providing everything and not only that, I am being poured out here as an offering. God is using me in His ministry to the teachers and to the children. I will see you from time to time when the Lord permits.
I would hope to be there for the Pastors Conference so I can meet with P. John Michaels and the other pastors too…
I have another sister in the Lord who is..part of this Christian Montessori here in Dasmariñas. She has been asking me to help her…She has offered me this apartment which is in campus and in the beginning I was striving to get based close to QC but God had me pegged for this work even while we were fasting and praying for the Bible College two years ago. He is Sovereign. He is faithful. He knows what’s best.
When there is a struggle, when there is striving, we all know there’s flesh involved. Wanting to be in QC is my spirit mingled with flesh. God will work out the best time for us to huddle.
I am confident that He will be glorified. I hope you had a beautiful worship service and that our Father was pleased by the services all over the world. I had a wonderful time with the Jabez church family in Dasmariñas .
It brings me great joy to meet with the kapatiran (brethren) all over the world. This is the heart of missions. The Church as one big family of believers who do not know each other apart from the blood of Jesus that unites us and I get to meet them as the Holy Spirit directs me.
May you continue to grow in His grace and in the knowledge of Jesus Christ and let me know when you get tired of my long letters…I hear a new typhoon is threatening the land again, Helen of Troy.
Dear Jesus rebuke the typhoon spirits that are thrown our way and bring peace and healing through a revival in this country that you caused us to love. Amen.
The unreached-reached peoples of the Philippines await the gentle love of the Father in Jesus. Won’t you pray for their awakening…
“Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.” 3John 1:2
“Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to present you faultless before the presence of His glory with exceeding joy…” Jude 1:24
“…being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete [it] until the day of Jesus Christ…” Phil 1:6
That the Christ life may be exhibited in us, through us and for us in all things! That whatever we do in word and deed, it will be done in in the name of our Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him….EVERY SINGLE DAY!