Walk on Water

Do you sometimes feel that your faith is futile? Not that it is really futile in the spiritual sense of the word, but that it’s just the way you feel. Or maybe it has gone stale that you can no longer get yourself to believe that it can bring healing to your incurable disease, or solution to your heart-wrenching problems, or realization of your fervent dreams and plans? Without you realizing it, your faith has snored its way to a deep slumber and has become impotent.

Yes, you still believe in all of God and His truth – His Word, every teaching, every promise, every verse. You still praise and worship Him with all your heart, even with tears. You still pray and meditate on Him. But you have long accepted your reality and comfortably settled in your new normal, that it is what it is and you have grown weary of shouting out your powerful declaration of faith and expectation of miracles. No, you don’t feel resentful toward God. You still love Him to pieces. It’s just that – you can no longer see yourself beyond your present circumstances. Maybe that’s illness and suffering. You pray for healing; you pray for miracle. But deep inside your heart, you don’t really believe in it anymore. You can’t believe in it anymore. So, you learn to be satisfied with what you have. The fire is gone. And in a way, it’s okay.

These thoughts float in your mind: I believe in miracles but they are not for me. They do happen to others, sure, but nah – it’s not happening to me. And you make peace with that and accept it as your lot.

Then one day, God makes your situation doubly or triply hard, worse than you ever dared imagine, and you can’t afford to continue to be complacent anymore. He shakes your fragile world so hard there’s nothing for you to do but hold on to Him mighty tight, revive your faith from oblivion, and BELIEVE in miracles once more. Cling to His powerful words once more. That they are life. That they can deliver, do something – for you.

God rouses us from our spiritual slumber so that we will rise in faith once more – to believe in the impossible. And yes, this time, I am believing 101% – FREE of doubts, questions, and dismay – and not letting go! Would you join me in this new adventure in renewed, earth-shattering, foundations-shaking, wall-crumbling faith?

“…for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.” (Mat. 17:20)

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Praise, Glorious Praise!

Meditating on Psalm 148.

Praise the Lord!

Praise the Lord from the heavens;
Praise Him in the heights!
2 Praise Him, all His angels;
Praise Him, all His hosts!

Praise the Lord from the earth…

Kings of the earth and all peoples;
Princes and all judges of the earth;
12 Both young men and maidens;
Old men and children. (vv. 1,2,7,11,12)

Psalm 148 cries out to all of creation to praise God. Nothing and no one is exempted. From the heavenly bodies to creatures of the deep and every living thing in between – all must praise God. “Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord” (Ps. 150:6).

Our powerful, glorious praise flings heaven’s doors wide open. It ushers in miracles beyond our wildest dreams – healings, lives changed, deliverances. It brings on God’s mighty acts and wondrous works: overwhelming victories in battle, great walls toppling down, earthquakes that open prison cells and unlock shackles, foul spirits fleeing.

The holy presence of God descends in heartfelt praise. And when it does, we will know peace that passes understanding, joy unspeakable and full of glory, hope that never dies, and a love — yes, a love that soothes all our broken places and covers all our lack!

So, praise God in the dark valley and on top of the mountain. Praise Him in the tedious climb and when you think you have no more strength left – you still have breath in your nostrils. Praise Him in the peals of rich laughter; praise Him in the midst of river of tears.

Praise God with your whole being, everyday that He brings. “This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it!” (Ps. 118:24). Praise Him and do not cease, lest the stones will cry out!

Let them praise the name of the Lord,
For His name alone is exalted;
His glory is above the earth and heaven. (v. 13)

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Love Will See Us Through

Love will see us through. A cliche? A line in a classic ballad? However you see or interpret it, its truth still stands. Because even though chaos, injustice, and pain and suffering are present in the world, the love of Christ is still powerful and reigns in the hearts of everyone who loves and believes in God. And when it does, miracles still do happen. Miracles that are sometimes overlooked because people may have become blind, cynical, or numbed by overabundance. But if we consider it deeply, every good thing that happens in our lives, even those which hurt us but later turn out to be for the furtherance of our faith – love is the one that’s really at work.

Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Rom. 5:5)

It is love which holds Brother J together as he waits up for God’s deliverance of him from a prison cell in China. It is what lights up his soul and cell that he can only see undying hope.

It is love for her six children and sick husband that Sister Melanie travels many miles from their home to wash, fold, and iron laundry of another family just to earn money for food.

It is love why Bro. Caindoy was saved and healed of his lung and stomach cancers which the doctors in the hospital said there was no more hope for him. And because he has known and received this powerful love of the Savior that healed him, no one could stop him from worshiping the Lord, even a very wet pants and rubber shoes, which were the only things he had. After Friday overnight service, he washed them, for the road that led to their home was muddy. But on Sunday morning, they were as wet as when he hung them to dry, for it was rainy season. But he prayed and laid his hands on his rubber shoes and in Jesus’ name, he claimed them to be as dry as a bone, and they were! The Lord Jesus love is so powerful in his life that he has been serving Him zealously over the past two decades.

It is love that made Jesus endure the cruel scourgings so that by His wounds we’re healed. It is what held Him on the cross, so that by His death, we might have life. One that never ever ends.

If we think about the love Jesus has for us – perfect love that casts out all fears, powerful love that saves and heals and gives life – there is no cause for worry. He loves us – That. Is. True! We find our way to this love by letting Him into our lives, following His light, obeying His Word, and abiding in Him.

Love never fails… (1 Cor. 13:8)

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Resurrection Power

Whoever said we can’t feast on Good Friday? Last Friday, the Lord prepared a banquet in Amoranto Stadium where our church, Jesus Miracle Crusade International Ministry, holds services, and all who came were in for an 8-hour long of feasting. I anticipated the event, coming in and bringing nothing but a huge appetite. It’s been quite a long time that I eagerly looked forward to spiritual feasting. You know, being in that place of complacency and not realizing that the fire in the spirit is already slowly fading. Over a decade of illness and suffering, waiting and hoping, and doing all you can to gain God’s favor can sometimes discourage you or numb you and drive you into lukewarmness. Of course, there is a warning voice saying —

And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.” (Gal. 6:9)

“We ought always to pray and not to faint.” (Luke 18:1)

“Nevertheless I have this against you, that you have left your first love”. (Rev. 2:4)

But sometimes, we choose to ignore them, thinking that we are just fine: we still pray and read the Bible regularly, still talk and write about the Word. But we know deep inside that we are not ablaze.

I wanted to stir up my faith and hope of healing, really desiring and believing for a miracle for me to walk and travel again. So, before the Friday overnight service, I decided to take note of the testimonies, to really listen and absorb every word. I worked up an appetite for all of God. You see, listening to testimonies upon testimonies of God’s miracles and wondrous works for many years can also make us take them for granted. Here are just some of the testimonies I took note of:

Sister Joy Casio was healed from rotting eardrum. There was a hole in her eardrum, was infected and puss oozed from it. No cure from the meds she took but when she joined in the mass healing of JMCIM on TV, she was instantly healed and, eventually, saved.

Sister Maria Fe Lebli  thanked the Lord for a blessed 14 days fasting (a miraculous feat!). She was healed from the work of witchcraft which put numerous cysts around her neck, blood and puss oozing from them.

Sister Agnes just finished 14 days fasting. Years before when she received the Lord Jesus Christ, she was delivered from her addiction to gambling. (The Lord changes people and gives them new life!)

Brother Dennis Cerilo was healed from kidney disease and stones also during mass healing on JMCIM TV program which paved the way to his salvation. His young son was bitten by a dog. The child became very sick with high fever. The dog died after a few days. But the child recovered after prayers and laying on of hands. His daughter graduated valedictorian from high school  receiving 9 medals and 10 awards. His wife is a house help. When her employer leaned that her daughter was a valedictorian, she gave new clothes for the whole family and money for food to celebrate.

Can we say Hallelujah!?

During the foot washing, the selected members of the Jesus Finest Generation Choir made their formation on the platform, opened each of their folders and began to sing the first song from their repertoire. As brethren took turns in washing and wiping feet, the choir sang beautiful praise songs. I was caught up in the glory of it all and though my abdomen was weak, that didn’t stop me from singing a few. Tears flowed as the Lord rekindled my love and desire to serve Him.

I was wide awake as the preachers began the 7 Last Words of Jesus at around past 2AM. I devoured everything. Even before the final “Amen” was uttered at the end of Friday’s overnight service at around past 4AM, I was filled to the brim. The resurrection power of God was wrought upon me, what better way to observe Lent?

That I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead. (Phil. 3:10-11)

For this is the promise we cling upon:

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you. (Rom. 8:11)

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