Wherever I go, I do not see white or brown people. I do not see red or yellow people. I do not see different races. I see the creation of the Father Almighty, men and women who are created after His image. In judgment time, when we stand before the Almighty Father, we will only be standing as men and women. We will not be known by our race, by our creed, by our religion. We will only be known as the Father’s creation.
The beginning tells us the origin of all the Father’s creations and that we came from God. He took dust from the earth and formed us according to His image. And once we were formed, He came unto us and breathed into our nostrils the breath of life, and the Bible says, “…man became a living soul.” (Genesis 2:7)
You know, when man became a living soul, he now has a body, he now has a soul but he lacks the spirit. Maybe you are wondering about the difference between a soul, a spirit and a body. The body tells you where you came from and you came from the dust. The soul tells you that you came from God. But if you do not have a true relationship with the Almighty Father, you are only a body and a soul. You do not have a spirit at all.
Satan Lucifer the devil who was once an angel of light knew 1/3 of the secrets of heaven and he knew the purpose why we were created. It was for God to dwell in us. Because God is a spirit, you do not see Him. He is Omnipresent but He is invisible unless He can dwell in a human being. He cannot manifest Himself through His lower creation. He cannot manifest Himself through a monkey. He cannot manifest Himself through a horse.
Have you seen a horse talking or preaching like me? If a four-legged horse would come into this pulpit and begin to preach to you, you would be scared, you would start running away and say, “I have seen a ghost and it possessed the horse.”
So, He did not elect to manifest Himself in His lower creation. He elected to manifest Himself in us. That is why man was created in the image of God. Satan, Lucifer the Devil, knew of that plan, that later on, God would dwell within us and that will be our relationship with Him. That is the spirit that He wanted created in us because that spirit will be our relationship with Him. That is when you begin to know who your Creator is.
No Living Relationship
There are many human beings walking on the face of the earth today. But they only have souls and bodies. They do not have spirits. They do not know their relationship with the Father. Some might say, “But Pastor, I have religion!” Religion only taught you some things, but it is not completed.
You have to complete that relationship in order for you to really have a common fellowship and communion with the Father Almighty, as He has envisioned it from the beginning when He created Adam. He can talk to God and God can talk to him. You can talk to Him and He can talk to you and you can listen to His voice. Now, we cannot listen to the voice of God because we have lost that communion and fellowship through disobedience when the serpent seed was implanted within us.
What is that serpent seed? It is the spirit of Satan Lucifer the devil implanted within you without you knowing it. That is why he is the great deceiver because we became Satan’s children without us knowing it. This is the spiritual diagnosis of how we come to be so sick in the spirit that we are all spiritually dead in the sight of the Father, without us knowing it.
God is a spirit. When He looks at us, He does not look at us in our bodies. He does not look at us as physically alive. He looks at us and He sees us in the spirit. Are you alive in the spirit or not? Do you have a communion and a fellowship with the Almighty Father in the spirit or not? If you do not have, you may be vertically standing and walking but in the sight of God, you are dead.
One of the apostles who came to Him one day, said, “Lord Jesus, Master, I cannot go with you today because I have to bury my father.” Jesus Christ said, “Let the dead, bury their dead.” (Matthew 8:21-22) That is a spiritual language that we can only understand if we have a spiritual life, a spirit within us to let us see beyond what the Lord was saying in the flesh. You have to see it in the spirit.
In other words, those that are vertically standing but are carrying the horizontally and physically dead are dead in sight of the Father. For us, death is physical, but to the Father, death is spiritual. Once that communion and fellowship with Him is not yet completed, you have not become a son or a daughter of the Father. You are dead in the sight of God.
This is why I am relevant. This is why I am here today because He once called me and showed me these things that I am delivering to the world today.
I would like you to look in the message of a very beautiful song entitled He Saw Me:
On the balcony of space,
stepped a pure and Holy God.
In awesome solitude, He stood alone.
Not one faint star to give Him light,
just endless, rolling blackest night.
But, somehow, through all the darkness,
He could see.
He saw mountains, high and lofty.
He saw valleys, lush and green.
He saw babbling brooks, wild flowers grow,
even heard a robin sing.
Then He felt a strange compassion,
as close to love as pain can be.
Standing out there, in His tomorrow, He saw me.”
He saw me in His likeness.
He saw me just like Him.
Clean, pure and holy, spotless white within.
But He saw me bound in heavy chains,
And longed to set me free me.
But He knew if I became like Him,
He must become like me.
And another song has this message to say,
The first time He came on a stable long ago,
they pushed Him aside
for they really did not know…
They did not want to accept Him. For they really did not know who He was. He was the God who created us. He came down because we were bound in heavy chains because of deception and He wanted us to become like Him at last. That is the very purpose of salvation.
They pushed Him aside for they really didn’t know.
He has come into our world just to save and to heal
but they followed Him to the cross,
to the top of the hill.
The Father’s Divine Love
Jesus Christ, the manifestation of the Father’s divine love was there. You know how He was tortured? If you have seen the film Passion of the Christ, Jesus Christ was tortured in a fashion that you can never imagine.
The Roman torturers were perfect in their craft. When a man is accused in the olden days, the death penalty would be the crucifixion of the criminal in shame and ignominy. This is the equivalent of the electric chair today. And before you can go to the cross, they would put you into Pilate’s scourging post. That is a post where you are chained, and that is where your back will be whipped by the torturers. They had the whip-of-nine-tails. This is made of leather, in between are broken pieces of iron and at the end, it has a ball with a hook, that once it strikes on your back, literally, the skin and the flesh would be drawn out once the torturer withdraws it from your body. There is only a little bit of life left in you while you are tortured in this manner.
The Lord Jesus Christ received 39 stripes on His back. Literally, the broken pieces of iron and the hook just plowed on His back tearing the flesh and the skin of [the Lord] Jesus Christ. This is how He was tortured because He saw you, He saw me and He would pay the price for our sins.
After being tortured and having 39 stripes on His back, He was crucified. Medical science says there are 39 major diseases in the world today. And you know what the Bible says, “We are healed by His stripes.” If you claim healing today, there is one stripe for your healing per one major disease in your body.
After that, a crown of thorns was put on His brow. I had been to Jerusalem, three times, I had seen the Jerusalem vine, the thorns of which are like the thorns of the pomelo tree. But it is 4 to 5 inches long, so thick and hard, you cannot break it. This is what they call the Jerusalem vine. They used to make it into a crown so small that it could not fit into your head. They would put ropes on the sides, on the left and right side of your head, when they put the crown on your head, because it’s too small, they had to pull it down to fit it on your brows.
Literally, those thorns just pierced into the skin of the head of [the Lord] Jesus Christ that Isaiah described Him as a man without beauty (Matthew 27:27-56) because His head and His face were swollen like a ball. He was striped.He was spat upon. He was mocked and He was crowned with thorns in this fashion.
Then, they would let you go through the Via Dolorosa and carry your cross on your back and that cross would be the ultimate punishment, because as soon as you reached the Place of the Skulls they called Golgotha, you will be laid down on that cross and four-cornered spikes, nine inches long will be driven literary into your hands and into your feet.
When you are erected on that cross, the Roman torturers would see to it that you are slightly slanted forward in order for you not to be able to lean, and so that only those nails in your hands and feet will hold the strength of your body. Medical science tells us that a man will die in this fashion, not because of the loss of blood but he will die of a broken heart. Because in this fashion, your body will be suspended between heaven and earth, only those nails on your hands are holding the strength or the weight of your body that will cause the irregular beating of your heart, which will eventually cause your death.
Jesus Christ died of a broken heart. “He saw me in His likeness. He saw me just like Him, pure, clean and holy, spotless white within. But He saw me bound in heavy chains and longed to set me free. But He knew if I became like him, He must become like me.” Jesus Christ became like us so that we can become like Him.
That is the message I am sending out into the world today. I thank the Father because that message is being received by all nationalities. This is the only message that will touch the bottom of your heart. This is the only message that will reconcile you and restore you back to the Almighty Father. This is what we need today. He paid the price, not because He wanted us to come to Him first, but because He wanted Himself to come to us first.
I love Him because He first loved me. For God so loved us, He came unto us. He became like us so that we can become like Him.
Faith, our sixth sense
The Almighty Father has given us a special gift. When we were deceived, Satan the devil took our sixth sense. We did not only have five senses, He gifted us with six senses. The sixth sense is the sense of faith. This is the only thing that connects us to our Heavenly Father. It is our connection between the invisible and the visible. Without this, you would never know God. I thank the Father that when we are fully restored, this connection is back. And so, you can call on Him and He will answer you. He said in Jeremiah 3:33, “Call unto me and I will answer thee and show thee great and mighty things which thou knowest not.”
When you have a mobile phone, you can call your loved ones. There is no wire in between. The message passes through the air called the ether and then it comes to the endpoint of your communication, which is probably your loved one holding a mobile phone. And then, you receive the message and vice versa. It is the same thing with the Father, when this communication is back, then you can call on Him and He will answer you.
Sense of Faith
I would like to let you have the sense of faith. Look at what happened when the Lord Jesus Christ had a conversation with His disciples. The Bible said, when He had finished speaking, He said unto Simon, “Launch out into the deep and let down your nets for a draught.” And Simon, answering, said unto Him, “Master, we have toiled all night and have taken nothing: nevertheless at Thy word I will let down the net.”
And when they had this done, they enclosed a great multitude of fishes and their net brake. And they beckoned unto their partners, which were in the other ship, that they should come and help them. And they came, and filled both the ships, so that they began to sink. When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, “Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.”
This is an example of how the Philippines can become – a great, prosperous nation; a nation of abundance according to the Will of the Almighty Father.
President after president has been elected in the Philippines, but we have not gone from square one, not even to square number two or square number three. We are always very good in comparing ourselves with our Asian neighbors. Singapore has taken its flight and they are now in the firmament of being a first world country. Malaysia is the same, South Korea is the same. Now, we are going down, sinking down like Bangladesh. We have toiled all night, all day, we have caught nothing.
This is why I have been praying to the Lord Almighty that those who will be elected in the Philippines will not be only be elected by the people in a democratic system, but they will have the Word and the blessing of the Father Almighty upon them.
Believing the Impossible
We can use all our human resources, our talents, our capacity and capability in doing things our own way. But, without the blessing of the Father Almighty, everything will be “nothing”. Like Peter, when he reasoned with the Lord, he said, “We have caught nothing. We have been here all night, we have been here all day, we caught nothing. Nevertheless, at Thy word I will let down the net.”
Peter listened to Him. He reasoned out, I am a veteran fisherman, I did all, everything, in my capacity. When you have already reached the peak of your human possibilities, and everything is just in vain, you looked horizontally, you looked vertically, you looked everywhere. You looked on the right, you looked on the left, you looked at your back, you looked at the front, there was no help coming. Do not forget to look up, because that is where your help will come from. Although we are a hopeless, God-forsaken nation, our help will come from the Father.
The Lord said, “…Trust not in thy own wisdom, lean not into thy own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Promotion cometh, neither from east, nor from the west, promotion cometh from the Lord!” (Psalm 75:6)
Upon seeing this, Peter said, “This is impossible! But because You said it, because it is Your word, I will obey.” Peter went into the deep and launched into the deep and then he let down his net, and he was not able to draw it back because there were so many fishes. You know how many fishes he caught? 153 baby tunas.
The hope of our country is our Heavenly Father. When we are blessed, He will pour out to us all the blessings, but let us not forget Him.
Sometimes, I have travelled all over the world because we are now operating in 106 countries and in 1,185 cities all over the world and the Father has 6 million sons and daughters, and counting. I have travelled all over the world and see these first world countries. They are so blessed but I see one thing that is lacking in them. They have been materially and financially wealthy at the expense of their spirituality. They have no spirituality at all.
When the [Kingdom] ministry just started, when you talked to them about this and when you let them sit there, they would always look at their watch. Now it has changed! We have works all over the world. The spirituality of the people that have come in contact with the message of the Appointed Son is coming back and they realized finally that they cannot live by bread alone. That is why Jesus Christ said, “Man shall not live by bread alone but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God shall men live.”
I see how miserable people in the first world countries are. I see how they have everything, but the suicide rate in progressive places like Seattle is very high. There was one man who committed suicide in Seattle. He had everything in life: he had a fat bank account; he had big cars, about 14 of them in his garage. He had a 14-room mansion. He’s retired. He cannot even use all the money he had because he had so much. But he left a note, saying, “I have decided to end my life because I am too lonely.” He was living alone with his pet dog, nothing else. There was no point of living, he said, because he did not have the true meaning of life, which is not physical, which is not material, but first of all it is spiritual. Why would such a man commit suicide when he had everything?
That is why Jesus Christ said, “What doth it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loseth his own soul?” (Mark 8:36)
There was this one millionaire, he was on his private jet, all of a sudden he opened the door of the private jet and jumped out and he left a note, “I am ending it all because I find no point in living just with money and material things. He had emptiness from within. If you are empty from within, anything the world can offer is all in vain. It will all vanish away. Something within us will be preserved.
I want the Philippines to prosper, not at the expense of our spirituality. Let us come close to the Father. The more He blesses us, the more that we have to come close to Him. Let us set the standard first with our communication, communion and fellowship with Him. Then after this, everything will be fine. He said, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and all of these things shall be added unto you.” (Matthew 6:33) He said do not worry about what you eat, what you drink, what you put on, and what shelter you put on your head. Do not worry about all of these things, seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.
How can you come back to the Father? Take out the serpent seed first, surrender your will, and then accept the Father’s Will in your life. Anything that happens in your life is His will if you are walking in the Will of the Father. He said, “The steps of a righteous man are ordered by the Lord.” (Psalm 37:23)
The Lord is going to order your life
When the followers of Jesus Christ in Egypt were threatened by a Muslim Sultan to be beheaded because he read in the Bible, “If you have faith as big as that of a grain of a mustard seed, command this mountain, be thou removed (Matthew 23:23)
The Sultan came to the Christians and he let them read the verse and said, “Is this true?” The followers of Christ said, “Yes, it’s true.” “Then, let this mountain here (Al Mokattam), be moved from where it is. By tomorrow, if what you said is not true and this word will not be fulfilled, I will behead all of you.” They were threatened with capital punishment.
So, the followers of Jesus Christ in Egypt prayed that night, twelve hours until morning. They prayed like they never prayed before, because it was their lives that were on the line. But see, the impossible becomes possible when you have faith to believe. You know what happened? After hours of praying, there was a great earthquake. There was a shaking and the great mountain was literally moved from its place towards the city of Cairo.
The mountain, Al Mokattam was in the eastern part of Cairo. What happened exactly was that after three days of fasting and prayer in the country, the mountain literally moved and moved and threatened to crush all of Cairo. Until the leader asked the church and pleaded them to pray so that the movement of the mountain will be stopped.
When the sultan saw the mountain literally moving to crush the city of Cairo, he again ran towards the followers of Jesus Christ and pleaded them to pray so the mountain would stop. History says that the Sultan was converted. He became a follower of Jesus Christ.
There is another account in Joshua’s battle in Ai. Joshua was battling with the people of Ai. They were battling all day and all night and the following morning. In Joshua’s account, the sun was already setting down and the battle was not yet finished in favor of Israel. They had to finish the battle because the men of Israel were already exhausted. They could no longer stand another day of battle. But the sun was already setting in the west. Did you know what Joshua prayed for? He prayed that the sun would stay until five o’clock and the sun stayed at 5 o’clock. How many hours did the sun stand still? We do not know exactly, but the Bible said that the sun stayed until they finished the battle. That was faith.
Faith is power. Faith is our connection to the Almighty Father. Faith is calling on the things that are not, as though they are. (Hebrews 11:1) Faith can command the things that are impossible and they will become possible.
Faith to Believe
Do you have faith to believe? You better believe. The Apostles cannot believe it. When they followed the Lord Jesus Christ to the mountain, together with thousands of multitudes, they had a dilemma: they did not have enough food to feed the people. They told the Lord, “Thousands are hungry, Lord. Where will we get food for them?” [The Lord] Jesus Christ was there and He asked, “Do you have any food there?” They brought a boy to him. “This boy had two fishes and five loaves, Lord.” All that the boy had were two fishes and five loaves. The Lord brought it and He blessed it. That is why every one should have the blessings of the Father. If there is blessing, there is prosperity.
How am I able to support the Kingdom Ministry in 106 countries, not from America, not from Canada, not from Europe, but from a third world country, from a city in Mindanao, Davao City? How am I able to support this great work without the Almighty Father? I would not be able to do that. But a miracle is taking place in the Kingdom Nation.
Everywhere we go, we are not the tail, we are the head. He promised that in Deuteronomy 28:13. He said, “I will make you the head, not the tail.” And He is doing that. I want the Philippines now to be the head and not the tail. I want you, men and women here not to be housemaids anymore. I want you to be the dignified women of the world that you deserve to be.
So, Jesus Christ called on his disciples and divided the two fishes and five loaves. How would you divide the two fishes and five loaves? It is very easy to divide the two fishes. Just cut it into six, then twelve. If you are one of the disciples, what would your reaction be? Peter and John looked at each other and they had a mental note and said, “How are we going to do this?” The line starts from there. I have a share of about a slice of fish and two little slices of loaves.”
Even with the first batch of people, this was not enough. The lines were so long.
The other disciples had the same mental note talking to each other. Without words, they were looking at each other. Nevertheless, they followed the word of Jesus Christ. The word is a seed that produces fruits. Obey and follow it. So they obeyed. One by one, they began to distribute gingerly. The supply might run out, so they gave away the pieces of fish and bread little by little; but to their amazement, after 10 to 20 people, there were still bread and fishes left. They started to give bigger portion. As the portion became bigger, the original portion also became bigger.
After feeding the ten thousand, not counting the women and the children, the Father said, “Gather, all the leftovers.” They gathered all the leftovers, there were still 12 basketfuls. The food was so much, much more than what was needed.
El Niño? One prayer of faith will give you typhoons and storms. The Father will give you heavy rains in the right places without destruction. That was how Israel was blessed. Until now, Israel is still being blessed. It is a tiny nation but a very powerful one.
Do you know how many F16s they have? They have 250 F16s. Do you know how many the Philippines have? There are two C130s. One crashed at the Davao Gulf. The other one is still flying. I do not know how air worthy it is. I do not know why in our Air Force, we do not have F16s, we have F5s—obsolete; you cannot fly them.
When the Father is going to bless us, we will have 500 F16s. When our neighboring countries know that, they will voluntarily surrender Sabah to us. The Chinese would say, “We will withdraw from the Spratleys.” The Bible says, “If God is for you, who can be against you.” No one can be against you. (Romans 8:31)
So, let us anchor our faith in Him.
Thanksgiving and Worship Presentation
February 21, 2010