Posted in Direction, Experience, Revelation



July 20, 2016 (Wednesday)

[Updated July 26, 2016]

“12And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. 13But he endures to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 24: 12-13 NKJV

 This morning I was doing the inventory and while doing inventory I was also scanning parts of those books that I liked the title and/or author.(#Library things) The books I was able to scan was all about the end times, stories of prophecies and prophetic preaching on the end times. So that was when the pattern started.

And then in the afternoon, my internet connection was restored/ fixed after 2 days of no internet connection.(The wires for the internet was struck by lightning last Saturday.) When I opened YouTube the first video I saw was that of an end-time video collection. This was the second time for that day that I was faced with things about the end times.

The video was HARSH with all the bad things the enemy has done and is continually doing in the world. And another video was about a research institute that found/created an entry point at another dimension. I was not able to finish it but when I saw the next video I concluded that it was an opening to another dimension we do not know of. I don’t want to conclude but it might be a man-made gateway to something really bad.

After watching that I was very troubled and I felt my spirit was in an uproar.

While at the jeep (Philippines public transport), I still felt uneasy and I really wanted to read my Bible to encourage myself.  We have a Midweek Service at church and I was assigned as a back-up worshiper. So “This can’t be happening!”.

At this moment God made me realize that my heart was not prepared to watch those videos (and I forgot to pray over it before watching, SORRY LORD!) so it made my heart really troubled.

When I arrived at church, I read my Bible on verses to encourage me and calm me. I read Psalm 23, Psalm 30 and other Bible verses about joy (since our worship songs were about joy). And that was not enough, I still felt uneasy although it calmed me down a little. So I went on the balcony and spoke in tongues because I believe that he  who speaks in a tongue edifies himself (1 Corinthians 14: 4a New American Standard Bible) . So I declared on myself, I prayed for joy, for preparation, for peace, for calm spirit.

I needed to do that because I was going to minister in songs and I knew my heart has to be sanctified and prepared for worship OR ELSE I will not be a blessing to the Praise and Worship team but a burden. I did not want to be burden.

I continued reading the Bible and speaking in tongues while waiting for the service to start. So when the praise and worship started I was about ready. And I believe I was a partaker of that great move of God especially because I prepared more thoroughly because of what I felt a while back.

[NOTE for MYSELF:Now another challenge I have been struggling with is HUMILITY. Because I knew I was a partaker, I knew I was part and somehow the move of God was partly a response to my intercession. That was where humility comes in. I knew what I did, I knew what God was doing at that time and I also knew despite my efforts I CANNOT TAKE THE GLORY OF GOD FOR MYSELF. I had to give it all to God. (Ezekiel 36:22, Psalm 115:1) And that was my struggle. Because every time I remember that I was a partaker, my pride wants to step in and take the glory for myself. And so I had to constantly remind myself that it was NOT ME BUT GOD. I had to bring my focus out of my self-recognition and bring back my focus to God who I was singing praises to. And I know God will continually help me in this aspect of my life.]

After the worship, the opening verses were read and it was taken from Matthew 24: 4-13. And when I turned my Bible into it, the heading was “The Signs of the Times and the End of the Age”. WOW! I said to myself, I thought I was done with these things, I thought that was the end and that God was done with that topic for me for the day. But NO, GOD HAD MORE.

And God turned it around. Instead of that sharp and serious topic of the End of Age, it was a topic on LOVE. So all of that unsteadiness was after all a preparation for this word I was about to receive.


Matthew 24:12 speaks of the LOVE that would grow cold in these last days.

For me, after all the end-time signs I watched where LGBT mock Christians, where they cheer and clap and laugh at Christian antics and teachings like it was nothing. I felt disheartened and so discouraged with these people.But after listening to the preaching, or more timely, while on the process of making this devotion God reminded me of LOVE. God reminded me that these people may not love me, may not deserve love in my perspective, and may not love God but because God loves them despite their actions I also have to show love as He did no matter what. (John 13:15) And I cannot say that I know and am striving to know more of God if  I do not show love because God Himself is love. (1 John 4:8)

So God said LOVE. Love especially those who do not deserve love. These people who blaspheme the Lord in their words and actions are still worthy of love. That I believe is what God wanted me to realize.

And Matthew 5: 43-44 says,

43” You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’  44 “But I (Jesus) say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.  NKJV

Posted in Experience, Illustration, Revelation



[The Story: July 18, 2016]

[Revelation added: July 20 & 22, 2016]

O God, You know my folly; the wrongs I have done are not hidden from You” Psalm 69: 5 ESV

Today at work, I was trying to fix the cover of a table since I tore the previous cover because it was already ruined. Although underneath that outer layer there was second layer that I just left there so that the students can still use it during the semester. I was just able to face fixing/ replacing that table cover since it was the semester break and I was not that busy and there were no students to disturb me nor use the table.

So here it goes.



At first I tried to cover up the table with its old cover still in it. But as I was looking at the cover I used to cover the old layer. IT DID NOT LOOK GOOD. I could still see the old cover at the sides of the table and it was making the table look OLD even with its new cover.


I had realized this as I was putting on the new layer but I ignored it because I thought it would be just fine.

That’s where I was wrong. There is nothing hidden in the side of the Lord. No matter how hard we try to cover it up. He knows it all. No matter how we try to cover it up with “good things”, if its foundation is wrong then it’s wrong. Or when the foundation is not stable, then nothing will work out. If it’s sin then it’s sin. There are no white lies, whatever lies are lies. No small, no big, no white, no black lies. ALL no matter how grave/severe they are all EQUALLY LIES.

So I decided to take off the new cover as well as the old cover. So I discovered that the table needed dusting because the old cover was already damaged on the inside.

After dusting, I layered it with new covers and topped it with Christian quotations and Bible verses I saw at the stock room.

To preserve the cover and the table I covered the table with plastic cover.

After all the hard work, I looked at my work and saw that it was good.

Nor do they put new wine into old wineskin, or else the wineskins break, the wine is spilled, and the wineskins are ruined. But they put new wine into new wineskins, and both are preserved.” Matthew 9: 17 NKJV


Like the table, no matter how many layers of cover I place in it if I had not removed and cleaned the innermost layer, the outer beautiful layers are useless. The outer layers will only be destroyed faster than it should last. The table is not preserved because it was not thoroughly cleaned from the very base.


Sin. Hidden sin is still lurking around finding a way to make it even bigger than it should be spilling the beautiful wine and wasting it.

Old wineskin cannot carry new wine. Because when we become careless and lazy and just do this and that without thinking over it, or without laying first firm foundation on it. That wineskin will surely crumble. The new things we try to instill to others will not remain but will break because, we did not first lay the foundation. It will break because we did not yet replace the wineskin with a new one.

So be mindful. Correct first the wrong mindset with the right foundations so as to set the new wineskin. So when you input and help build up others, the wine you pour out will not be wasted.

Pour new wine in new wineskin. Start your building with good foundation.

24Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine (Jesus), and does them, I (Jesus) will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 “and the rain descended, the flood came; and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock” Matthew 7:24-25 NKJV



Continue reading “COVER UP?”

Posted in Direction, Experience, Revelation


July 18, 2016


24 A servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, 25 in humility correcting those who are in opposition, if God perhaps will grant them repentance so that they may know the truth, 26 and that they may come to their sense and escape the snare of the devil, having been taken captive by him to do his will.” 2 Timothy 2:24-26 NKJV


It’s my college teacher’s most famous quotation to us during our college days. She always said that in whatever we say even if it’s the most hurtful things to say it can come out okay, just fine (and not as unpleasant as it is) depending on HOW we deliver it.

And as I grew in faith, this statement came popping out again. It came out on topics of biblical confrontation (Galatians 6:1-4), discipline, correcting/reproof (2 Corinthians 3:16-17), checking and balance and many other things.

This means that we can still stand on the gap without destroying that line between sin and righteousness. We can always say that iron sharpens iron (Proverbs 27:17). It does always mean be FIRM but it does not mean be authoritarian. It does not mean that you have to really assert or proclaim that you are right and you SHOULD be this and that. Instead you have to lead them in humility, towards the right path that they should go which leads to God. You have to talk to them in such as way that they themselves will decide to do that for themselves. Rebuke with love and let love take over. (Proverbs 27:5)

All of us has the CHOICE to choose what is right from wrong. The people around us can suggest but it always boils down to the choice we choose. In whatever situation we are in I do not believe we never have a choice. Because whatever we do whether we like it or not, we have decided on doing it ourselves. And we did it with our own choice.

So as the one giving the the advice, the correction, the mandate from the Lord how we deliver that instruction is ALWAYS OUR CHOICE.

It’s never what we say, it’s HOW WE SAY IT.

Posted in Revelation, Study of the Word



July 17, 2016 Sunday AM

23”Am I a God at hand, declares the Lord, and not a God far away? 24 can a man hide himself in secret places so that I cannot see him?” declares the Lord. “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” declares the Lord. Jeremiah 23: 23-24

God knows our every needs and heart’s desire. He knows what we need, when we need them and how he can give it. No matter what we do, we can never hide from the Lord. (Hebrews 4:13)

He is the God at hand. The God who is always CLOSE. The one who is always CONSTANTLY by our side. He is our potter, our creator, our shepherd and our light. No matter what He will never leave us not forsake us.

So God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him, male and female he created them. Genesis 1:27


He created us so we can enjoy and rejoice in His presence. He created us IN HIS IMAGE so we have the FEATURES of God. That is the LOVE of God. That though man sinned and done all he wanted with himself.God did not and NEVER even thought to alter man so we would not be created in His image and likeness.

He NEVER contradicts Himself. What He said, He will do. (Number 23:19)


Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil for you are with me, your rod and your staff they comfort me. Psalm 23:4

Posted in Illustration, Revelation, Study of the Word



July 13, 2016

[Topic perceived through the Midweek Service 6-8PM today delivered through Ps. Jun Perez]

John 17:11-13 NKJV
“11Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me, that they may be one as We are. 12 “While I was with them in the world, I kept them in Your name. Those whom You gave I have kept, and none of them lost except the one of perdition that the Scripture might be fulfilled. 13 “But now I come to You, and these things I speak in the world, that they may have My joy fulfilled in them.”

When Jesus was about to be betrayed, He prayed this to the Father. Jesus prayed for His disciples whom God has given Him to disciple to be UNITED as He was about to go back to the Father in a little while.  He declared unity to them as He knew He and the Father are united.

We are the Body of Christ yet are each a member individually. (1 Corinthians 12:27) And though ONE BODY we are of different parts and different functions. (Romans 12:4) Though we are one body, we all have different unique abilities, gifts and talents yet with these different things God made us united towards ONE common goal- to worship and bring glory to His name. As one body, we cannot fully function without the others. We become incomplete and worthless without one another.

It’s like this house floating through a number of balloons like the movie “Up”. If on the sky, the birds would pop some of the balloons that house has the possibility of falling down. Or if the wrong balloons are popped or the winds take come and blow some away, the house might slant and destroy what’s inside the house because of its imbalance.

We are like these balloons, if we don’t stay united, the birds, the winds would come and we would struggle and fall. We will not be able to reach the destination we want to reach; we will not reach the goal we want to accomplish if we are dis-united.

We need teamwork. And we cannot have teamwork if we are not members of any team. So we should find the right team where we can join in and be accepted and treated with respect and humility.

Find a ministry where we can serve and function as one unique part of the body.(1 Corinthians 12:27)

Posted in Revelation, Study of the Word

the FIRE of GOD

“Set a fire down in my soul that I can’t contain, that I can’t control. I WANT MORE OF YOU GOD” (taken from the song “Set a Fire”)


Isaiah 43:2 When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you, when you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flames scorch you.

Yesterday (on our Night of Worship, a night set for praising and worshiping God through our singing) while we were singing our last worship song Set a Fire, I said to myself “I haven’t studied about the fire of God”. It was like when the false apostles tried to cast out demons in Jesus name, “I know Jesus and I know Paul but I do not know you” (Acts 19:15). In my case I would have said, “I have started to know God’s water (through the help of Ps. Randall’s book The River Rising and Ezekiel 41-43), I am learning to know God’s anointing, presence and glory (through the help of Evangelist Michael Livengood’s book The Glory Factor), but I do not know you, fire of God YET”. So I set my mind to study and learn more about the fire of God.

THEN with God’s timing, the preaching after the worship was about the FIRE of GOD. Wow! That is real proof that all things work together for good. (Romans 8:28)

Malachi 3: 2-3

2“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap. 3He will sit as a refiner’s fire and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the Lord an offering of righteousness.

The fire of God is a refiner’s fire and a purifier of silver.

As the people called by God we are called to mature and edify ourselves for the work of the ministry. We are called to study and gain the knowledge, wisdom and understanding of God through studying of His Scriptures, through Prayer and Supplication, and through our daily experiences that becomes our testimonies. And testimonies come from TESTS. We cannot be called OVERCOMERS without first overcoming something, and we cannot be called SURVIVORS without surviving something. My point is we all have to go through something to gain something, we all have to go through the fire to become PURE.

Before can see the real beauty of any gold or silver, it has to be first refined and purified. And the only way it can be refined and purified is through FIRE. The FIRE will REMOVE all excess baggage to the gold and silver after its been mined and found. The fire will filter everything that does not really belong to the gold and silver. The fire will make the gold and silver REFINED and PURIFIED.

That is also true with us, we as represented by the gold and the silver need to go through the fire, through trial, testing, obstacles and challenges in life so that after going through it in a little while we will become REFINED and PURIFIED. Then we can be called to have a TESTIMONY, called to be OVERCOMERS and SURVIVORS.

Luke 4:29 [Jesus said,] “I came to send fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled!”

And who sent the fire? The fire is sent by God through Jesus. It is by the permission of God that we go through these tests as He did with Job. God had faith in Job so He allowed the enemy to come and tempt him to sin (Job 1:6-12; 2:1-7). And as Job’s reply to his wife our response should be the same “… Shall we indeed accept good from God, and shall we not accept adversity?” (Job 2: 10)

I believe that God gave the enemy permission to tempt Job because He knew Job is able to overcome it. For God never gives us anything that He knows we will not be able to overcome. (1 Corinthians 10:13) God gave us trials knowing that these testing of our faith produces patience. God gave us trials knowing that these trials are His way of making us perfect and complete, lacking nothing. (James 1:2-3)

Posted in Direction, Illustration, Revelation




July 12, 2016 (Tuesday)

[Taken from Late Morning (10:30-12:30nn) Service sermon entitled POWER OF CHANGE delivered by Ps. Ana Karen Perez]

A man had a two-story house.

One day he heard a knocking, he opened the door and found Jesus.


And so he invited Him in to live in his house.

He gave him a room in the top floor.

No minding each other Lord. You stay there in the top floor, I stay here below. As long as you are in my house. BUT stay and stay put there at the top floor, Lord.

[Walang pakialaman bahay ko ito. Diyan ka sa taas, dito ako sa baba. Basta nandito ka sa bahay ko. PERO hanggang diyan ka lang Lord sa itaas.]

And  so at nightfall as the man was sleeping, he heard a pounding on the door. He opened the door and the devil barged in. (Sinunggaban siya ng Dyablo) He had a terrible fight trying to resist the devil and his temptation, yelling out for help all the time.

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But eventually he managed to throw the devil out.

So in the morning, he asked the Lord, “Why didn’t you help me last night Lord? Couldn’t you hear me calling for help?”

Jesus said, “The problem is you’ve got this whole big house to yourself and I’ve got only one room”.

In all of this big house, you just entrusted me ONE room while you had all the rest. You placed me on top, no minding each other you said. And so I didn’t mind you when you needed help. That was your space.

[“Sa buong bahay isa lang na kwarto and nakalaan sa Diyos. Nilagay mo ako sa ituktok, WALANG PAKIALAMAN sabe mo. Ede hindi kita pinakialaman.” Sabe ni Hesus]

“Ahh! I see your point Lord. Now you can have the whole floor, top floor and the main floor BUT the bottom (basement) is mine”, said the man.

Those things that are not seen by others. Your small simple and hidden things.

[Yung hindi nakikita]

And  so at nightfall as the man was sleeping, he heard a pounding on the door. He opened the door and the devil barged in AGAIN. (Sinunggaban ulit siya ng Dyablo) He had a terrible fight trying to resist the devil and his temptation, yelling out for help all the time ALL THE TIME.


No help came still. But eventually he managed to throw the devil out.

He was able to drive away the devil but because he still had things hidden from God, God couldn’t help him. Thought he has able to throw away the enemy, he kept coming back. He became a REGULAR visitor with the same tactics and antics as he did the first time he barged. Temptation and Sin.

[Napapalayas pero bumabalik, REGULAR]

So in the morning, he asked the Lord, “Why didn’t you help me last night Lord? Couldn’t you hear me calling for help?”

Jesus said, “The problem is I have the top floor and the main floor but you still have the bottom floor”.

Though he surrendered most of his house to the Lord, he still left something out. And in that something, the man’s will still prevailed over God’s.

[Ikaw parin ang nasusunod]

“Ahh! I see what you mean”, the man said.  “Now you can have the WHOLE HOUSE, from top to bottom is YOURS.”

Not until we surrender what we hold dear, until we still leave something for ourselves, even if that’s just a small thing, until we still have the lead of things in our lives, the enemy will keep coming back for more.

[Hanggat ikaw ay may hinahawakan, hanggang tinitira ka pa sayo, kahit maliit na bagay lang, hanggat ikaw ang nasusunod ay may bumabalik, bumabalik and Dyablo]

After that, the man was asleep. Then there was a pounding at the door again.

This time Jesus went to the door, opened it wide and stood at the doorway. And the devil looked at Him. The devil said, “I’m sorry but I think I knocked on the wrong door.”

When we let Jesus take the lead, we no longer need to face the devil in his temptation because Jesus will stand on the gap and fight the enemy Himself.

1 Corinthians 15:57
But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!

Posted in Revelation, Testimony


Vision-Matters-2012-Cover[Taken from Devotion on May 1, 2014]

Updated: July 11, 2016 (Monday)

Proverbs 29:18 ESV Where there is no prophetic vision people cast off restraint, But blessed is he who keeps the law.

Where there is no vision, the people perish.

I was reading an eBook [sorry I don’t remember the title:-(] where a couple had to decide what to do in their lives for the future. Before meeting each other, they both had different dreams, different visions in mind. But when they met God (when they had an encounter with God), God proved to them how different their dreams separately meant unless God allows it to happen. They had visions but they had the WRONG vision in mind, they had the wrong SOURCE of hope.

Like these people before giving myself to the Lord acknowledging that the Lord is my Lord and Savior I also had the wrong visions, the wrong beliefs, the wrong source of encouragement for myself. My actions used to be based on what others would think of me in what I would do. I used to strive to really please everybody. I used to stay in the background and simply agree with everybody even if sometimes I knew they were wrong. When I hear people talk about an issue or idea and I have no set opinion of that thought, I would adapt it as my own belief. I was one who just goes with the flow and I thought I was doing it right. (Proverbs 14:12)

But God.

But God rescued me and set me free from that environment and that mindset. God has started me on the right path (Psalm 15:11) and is continually guiding me towards the right direction. He showed me that only through Him can I have hope, only in Him can I find the right vision. (1 Corinthians 15:57; Colossians 1:27)

I believe I am still a working progress and I know  I AM REDEEMED BY THE BLOOD. (Ephesians 1:7) I know who and where I can find the RIGHT direction, RIGHT environment and RIGHT mindset. I have the Word of God: the Bible to guide me (Joshua 1:8), I have my mentors in faith who will direct and teach me what I need to grow (Romans 10:17) and I have my friends who will encourage me (Romans 1:12.

If God is able to do this to me, how can He not do it also to those who are lost. He will find a way to bring the lost back to Him, to bring back the prodigal to his Father.

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:11

Posted in Revelation, Study of the Word


958.jpgWorkers on the Vineyard.

July 8, 2016

 [This revelation came through the Hillsong Conference 2016 as I listened on its live streaming yesterday (July 7, 2016 about 1-3PM)]

Matthew 20: 1-16 The Parable of the Laborer’s of the Vineyard

We always think of ourselves as blessed and favored by the Lord since we are saved and because we serve the Lord with what talents and gifts He has given us. But the Lord made me realize this, DO NOT TAKE WHAT IS YOURS. This was the pastor’s statement (Judah Smith, the City Church) yesterday on the Conference.

What is FAIR? What if we think that what we should get is fair in accordance to our labor? Yet the Lord would say “Take what is yours and go your way. I wish to give to this man the same as to you” (Matthew 20:14). Yet God would give the same measure of what He gave you to what He gave to others who served later than you. Would you consider that fair? Would we still look on what’s fair with God?

Like the brother of the Prodigal Son would we complain because the son who came back is welcomed with joy and with a “party” by the Father? Are we going to be like this son? Or like the laborers about the eleventh hour, are we going to complain and maybe say to ourselves that if the Land Owner ever needed help the next day that we would go at the last hour to save you the labor [as was emphasized on the Conference]? Or are we going to be grateful and thankful to the Lord that we were able to serve more and longer than others and rejoice with them over their salvation and service to the Lord.(Romans 12:15)

God is GOOD.

We should not base our faith on what should be ours but base our faith in TRUST. TRUST in the Lord, that He knows what He is thinking and He knows what He is doing. We must not be caught up with the mindset of the world because God’s mindset, heaven’s mindset is very different from our own. (Isaiah 55:9)

So do not take what’s yours.

Check out Hillsong Conference 2016 Backstage ( live streaming for more about the Conference.

Posted in Illustration, Revelation


800 years ago, the people of Pisa in Italy pisadecided to build a tower. The tower was to have bells that would ring out to the surrounding countryside as witness to the glory of God.

Things began to go wrong almost at once. After three stories had been completed, the tower developed an ominous lean to the north. Construction stopped for about 100 years. Then four more stories were added, built at an angle to shift the weight away from the tilt. But this caused the tower to begin to lean the other way.

Countless architects persisted with the curious structure for another century, trying to compensate for the ever-increasing tilt. The result was that the tower not only continued to lean, but took on a slight curve, like a banana.

The last story was added in 1372. Since then, generations of engineers have tried in vain to save the tower from its slow demise. World War II dictator Benito Mussolini ordered it to be straightened by adding hundreds of tons of concrete to the base. it only made matters worse.

The problem is the foundation. The tower is built on weak, unstable subsoil that could not support its weight. Sooner or later the tower will topple, although modern engineers have added 800 tons of lead to the base, perhaps stabilizing it for another 300 years.

Let’s hope so, because it is one of the world’s architectural treasures. But sadly, most people who see it don’t think of it as a building dedicated to reflect the glory of God.


Right Idea… Wrong Foundation. Grace Communion International (2016). Retrieved July 4,       2016, from

How I found this article:

I was searching the internet for stories which I can relate to FOUNDATION when I found this article on the Leaning Tower of Pisa.


What’s a FOUNDATION? When building a house, you FIRST have to build the foundation, right? So when there is an earthquake, what does it first hit? Is it not the foundation? This implies that we must be careful on where we put our foundation.

Foundation is important because everything else that is built with it will depend on its foundation for support. If the foundation is RIGHT then whatever you build in it will be right but if the foundation is wrong then whatever you build on it will never be prospered, whatever you build on it will easily stumble.

We must lay our foundation to Jesus because the Bible says,

“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 3:11(New International Version)

The TRUE foundation, that which cannot be shaken by anything is that of the foundation laid by JESUS.