This site is updated
frequently! To view recent modifications, please click refresh button of your browser.
Prophetic Message Board
The Prophetic Season
in the Philippines
Leo & Zeny Calderon
The prophetic anointing has dropped to a low level as compared with
previous years, 1990 to 1996. The trend has shifted from prophecy to teaching, and to evangelism through missions. Some prophetic people have ceased prophesying.
Worse, some have denounced this gift and rejected the office of the prophet. The prophetic office was intensely criticized and barred from prophesying by some
denominations formerly open to this ministry.
A pastor, an ex-member of a prophetic team ministering to the Body of Christ, pathetically mentioned that he has shelved his prophetic gift
and banned prophetic ministers in order to preserve unity in their local church. This perception has condemned the prophetic ministry as destroyer of unity
rather than a catalyst. They noted that splits followed the introduction of the prophetic gifts to a local church. Members, after receiving the prophetic gift
and certain revelations, were observed to rise against church leadership and form their own church.
Some have documented experiences on the imperfection of the
prophetic ministry of some ministers. Some of their issues are: prolonged preaching beyond the tolerable time frame of the church; coarse language in their prophetic
utterances and preachings; bold testimonies especially of sexual sins that go against the fiber of the finer sensibilities of many, and inaccurate revelations.
Sometimes inaccurate interpretations of the recipients themselves.
But one worst scenario in the prophetic season is the division and
severance of relationships among the prophetic people. This came at the peak of it's manifestations. When many began to be open, issues of integrity, manipulation,
pride, and Jezebelic control were raised against prophetic leaders. This led to the closure of their gates by some evangelical churches. This was the beginning
of martyrdom among the prophets. By this time also, the teaching of the Nicolaitans and of Balaam were spreading like wildfire. Eagerness rose to realize the
prophecy about turning the wealth of the wicked to the righteous. The enemy knowing that the prophetic fire burning in the Philippines could not be doused off
that quickly, allowed Balaam behind the prophecy. With a desire for great gain.was the counsel to Balak to entice God's people to sin.Their own sin will destroy the
prophetic tribe of Israel.. Indeed many prophetic people were enticed to eat the " food sacrificed to idols". They committed spiritual adultery with
the moabites who came to offer them resources and wealth. The multilevel marketing of products that profess to do the work of God preserving their bodies and
making them live forever has caused a huge outpouring of cash into their accounts.The espousal of many alternative medicine therapies rooted in the occult has
taken the place of healing in Jesus' Name. This has seemed like a sign and a wonder. And they have thanked and worshipped God for this.
To the discerning
watchmen of the nation, they felt the heavens of our nation defiled. The heavens closed. Sin came to plague our nation. The great deception has come to invade
the supposedly prophetic people who should have detected it as false and wicked. The wrong heart and mind attitudes and slanders of God's people opened the door
to the infesting demons to demoralize, divide, and kill the prophetic fire. The infestation closed the heaven, and crumpled the prophetic mantle so that it can
not have the unction to function where it is corporately rejected and defiled.
But the prophetic fire is maintained by those who did not back off from
the travails of the persecution, staying in their prophetic caves receiving strength and sustenance from the Lord. Those who did not allow Balak's moabitesses into
their prophetic camp. To the great many prophets that were enticed, they had simply followed their prophetic fathers hexed with the teachings of Balaam
As a watchman of our nation, I attest that
the Body of Christ in the Philippines has not yet experienced any outpouring of the apostolic rain because she was not ready. The sin in the camp has closed the
Some are eagerly waiting for the
apostolic season as prophesied. But some are trying hard to bring it in through the usual activities: seminars, schools and missions labeled as apostolic but
without the evidence of its tremendous power. Mission awareness, however, has grown into greater magnitude among many churches. Mission organizations, old timers
and new ones, are sending missionaries to other nations. Yes, this is a already a breakthrough to many. Mindsets and fears on missions and lack of faith were at
least broken. The ability to trust God for finance has risen.
But where is the apostolic anointing that we are waiting eagerly? Where
are the apostles and prophets? What are they doing to usher us into the apostolic season?
The Lord opened my eyes to see and feel darkness in the atmosphere. The
pain of immaturity and the pain of growing are both hurting. Opposition within the ranks is sparking. The Lord is lovingly allowing this and eagerly wanting to pour
out the apostolic rain but he won't yet. The Bride is not ready because of their old wineskins. He lifted my spirit to see from the heavenly places their
attitudes, character and ways, it can't withstand the apostolic fire that the angel of the Lord will cast into the earth. The Lord said, " Look at their
relationships. Slander divides them. Brother speaking against brother. A foretaste of new things I have sent in their midst and they cannot take it because it
cannot fit into their mindsets and old teachings. Because of this, they have opened themselves to the assault of lying spirits. Woe to my prophetic people who
have cast stones to their own brothers who willingly received new things never heard of before. They treated them as false, rejected them, mocked and marked them
as cast outs labelled as cults.
Cry O Nation! The spirit of deception and dissension has
invaded our prophets and apostles. They have not been careful in their ways; their pride has overtaken them. Their ministry has grown and developed. People
revere them and accept them as the fathers of their faith. But their seal has not shown a perfect likeness of Jesus. Their tongue has slashed the throat of their
own fathers, brothers and sons. Disowned and cut off some of those who love the Lord very much and betrayed them with false reports and remarks of mockery in the
pulpits and gatherings. How can you contain the new wine my people, says the Lord, when you have also eaten food sacrificed to idols and have committed adultery
with the moabites. Repent therefore or the plague won't stop.
Go back to your roots and examine your foundations. Is their someone meek among you
who is willing to receive new things that won't mix with the old? How I wish you are new wineskins able to take them even from others who walk with you meekly, those
you have not been regarded as trailblazers of new things. You have lusted for the new rain rather than humbling yourself by treating your brothers as vessels of the
new wine. But you have rejected them instead. Repent therefore and change your attitudes. Humble yourselves and treat others with respect. Do not cut them off who
speaks with new things in their mouths. Because I have indeed sent them to proclaim it among you. What they say is true for they have walked with me in their
trail and training. These quiet chosen few who did not soil their clothes in the times of pain and rejection when you have cast stones on them because of the new
things they attempted to introduce to you. Hear them O nation for they are the gates and walls of your cities. Repent. Accept them and let them teach you, says the
For the apostolic rain is
about to fall. But only if you are new wineskins. This will only come if you humble yourselves. Mend your hearts with each other. Heal those who are hurting.
Strengthen the weak who were cast out from your ranks because of me. Unite not divide. Sound the trumpet call to repentance, fasting, reconciliation, and
restitution then engage in warfare to clear the heavens from darkness. Then you will see the clouds forming in the east and see its coming. For I will send the
eastwind to blow in your midst. I will pour out to you the apostolic rain. It is about time to water the seeds I have sown, says the Lord.
"Lord, what is wrong with the old wineskin?"
It is weak and has holes. It
is woven with fabrics of deceptions and pride. It is a material of unwilingness to get rid of their tradition or mindsets structured in their attitudes.
May God's people heed this call: Let us prepare for the out pouring of the apostolic wine.
Prepare our wineskins!
| comments or suggestions |
© created: 8/16/98 ~ modified: 08/19/01 05:17 PM ~ webmaster