ILOILO, PHILIPPINES // PART I
Long post, written at Changi Airport.
TL;DR - Philippines, ripe for harvest, get ready; Homecoming.
“It’s been 3 years since our last mission trip together (since Sarawak, 2015), and we are shaking with excitement and airport-coldness at what God’s gonna do this time in Iloilo, Philippines.
During my prayers for this nation, I saw the Lord putting together irregularly-shaped blocks to form what looked like a living, breathing, gaseous (cloud-like) structure. It was composed of myriad colours which ebbed and flowed in response to a breath-in/breathe-out rhythm. Every so often, beams of light would radiate from this cloud-structure, forming yet more of these strange-looking bright collection of blocks. Each of these new cloud-blocks remain connected to the original; bridged by a beam of light.
I believe this is a word of encouragement for the Philippines; the Lord is gathering and assembling living stones from all walks of life and backgrounds, to form the living temple (not a rigid, ‘dead’ building); to form the Church; a breathing Body - empowered by His Holy Spirit, carrying His presence, revealing and demonstrating His nature - love, goodness, glory.
Quite sure a bunch of my Filipino friends are probably reading this. I believe the Lord is calling some of you back to your home nation, to INITIATE, REBUILD, and REVIVE.
As Davids and Jesus’, to INITIATE new ways of thinking, break cultural norms, and challenge systems.
As Nehemiahs, to REBUILD the unity and relationships that were once alive, to rebuild the temple, and restore godly ideologies.
As Elishas, to REVIVE dry bones in the deserts, call forth hidden treasures, and uncover the buried wells of revival.
At specified milestones, I believe the Lord would send living stones out from your cities to strengthen other temples (movements and communities) in neighbouring cities, all of which remain connected - a unity in spirit - as each temple draws from the one same Source of all life, power, light, and love. ...” (To be continued)
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