Monday, May 20, 2013

The Promised Outpouring Begins

Back on January 1, 2012 New Years Day in a church on Bohol Island the Spirit prophesied that the fire of God was coming to the Philippines.

New Years Day 2012 Prophetic Word for the Philippines

Now on April 28, 2013 the fire of God began to fall in my meetings as the Spirit released me again to preach about and minister in His fire and glory. These video show some of the preaching done in 3 different meetings from April 28-May 19, 2013. This is just the beginning of His visitation as He is looking for a place of habitation. Is there a church, churches or a group of Christians in the Philippines that will allow for Him to totally take over their lives, church, ministry, vision and their people to bring forth a mighty revival that will go down in history seeing thousands of souls saved, the Church of the Philippines set on fire for God and the harvest and sending missionaries all over the world baptized in Fire. Well, only time will tell. It would be good to know if this is happening any other place in the Philippines. I'm sure it is!

Change of Cameras

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A Day of Fun, Worship, Teaching & Feeding 4/18/13

God had placed it on my heart last week after our ministry time in Cordova to do more for the children and feed them a hot meal. The children and the families there are the poorest I have encountered here on Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines. Most are wearing old used and torn clothes, some are very dirty and most of them are hungry. The hunger is causing some of the older ones to fight and steal.
So what you are seeing is over a time period of about 3 hours with kids playing, food cooking, worship and teaching and then the feeding.
I guesstimate that there were at least 50 feed by the end of the feeding time. We had enough for all and some got seconds. Next week we will add an extra pot so all can have seconds.

Sunday, March 31, 2013

First Outreach for Children at Codova & Beginning of Bible Bootcamp at Bougainvillea Village 3/30/13

Cordova in at the far south west end of Mactan Island. We had our first children's outreach there this week. There were about fifty attending which includes some parents. I preached on the Love of Jesus for us and God at times is having me to be very animated to get there attention, get the point across and for some laughs. For the first time I felt the gentle presence of the Spirit oh so slightly after the worship was led by Phoebe. I am seeing these children in all thee places love to sing and worship. I closed with a prayer to receive Jesus and from what I could see all prayed as is what has happened in the other two places. Only God knows who are really saved as of now. I will continue to keep preaching Jesus as long as we are there.

Pics Taken with Cell Phone

Video Taken With Cell Phone

Bible Boot Camp Begins with Small Group
Since it was Holy Week here which is taken very serious among the Filipinos our group was only about 15. It was a good group though and really loved to worship the Lord and received the preaching about the Love of Jesus and Salvation. 

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Faith for Finances-Kenneth Hagin

It is my desire to continually bless this who come to the Elijah's Cry site and blog with some of the things God has blessed me with to help me in my walk and ministry. The video and book are amazing and they will be used in my school here in the Philippines.

Kenneth Hagin's Faith Study Course I found online

Agus Children's Ministry 3/23/13

Pastor Steve Praying with the Children at the End of Ministry Time

Our weekly Saturday KIDS4Jesus continues at Agus. We are also beginning a Bible Boot Camp here in our village this Thursday last once a week for the Summer Break.

This week we traveled to the far south west end of the island called Cordova and we found a place there to minister to the poor children. We will begin there also this week.
Please consider helping us to help them.
 Why Is Ministering to The Poor So Important?

Because...whoever is kind to the needy honors God (Pro 14:31—NIV) He who is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done. (Pro 19:17—NIV) A generous man will prosper; he who refreshes others will himself be refreshed. (Pro 11:25--NIV) …then you shall take delight in the Lord…and ride upon the heights of the earth... (Isa 58:6-14—NRSV) ...And you will be blessed, because they can not repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous (Luke-14:13-14--NRSV)

Because...He has scattered abroad his gifts to the poor, his righteousness endures forever (2Cor 9:9-NIV) …not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also over flowing in many expressions of thanks to God. (2Cor 9:12—NIV)

Because...Your prayers and gifts to the poor have come up as a memorial offering before God. (Acts 10:4—NIV) …Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto Me. (Matt 25:40) He judged the cause of the poor and needy; then it was well with him: was not this to know me? Says the Lord. (Jer 22:16) should not leave undone the more important things. (Luke 11:42-NLT) He that gives unto the poor shall not lack: but he that hides his eyes shall have many a curse. (Proverbs 28:27) …give to the needy…and you will be clean all over. (Luke 11:41-NLT)

Because...Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and He will say: Here am I (Isaiah 58:9—NIV) …God has heard your prayer and remembered your gifts to the poor. (Acts 10:31-NIV) Blessed is he that considers the poor: the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble. The Lord will preserve him, and keep him alive; and he shall be blessed upon the earth: and You will not deliver him unto the will of his enemies. The Lord will strengthen him upon the bed of sickness: You will restore him in his sickness. (Ps 41:1-3)

Because...the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I (the Lord) command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide unto your brother, to your poor, and to your needy, in your land. (Deut 15:11) …remembering the words of the Lord Jesus who said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. (Acts 20:35) …give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loves a cheerful giver. (2Cor 9:7) this service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for your obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you. (2Cor 9:13-14—NIV)

Because...The righteous considers the cause of the poor: but the wicked regard not to know it. (Pro 29:7) …among my people are found wicked men…they have become great, and grown rich…they shine: … they overpass the deeds of the wicked: they judge not…the cause of the fatherless, yet they prosper; and the right of the needy they do not judge. …shall not My Soul be avenged on such a nation as this? (Jer. 5:28-29)

Because...the Lord Almighty says: Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor… but they refused to pay attention…and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty had sent by His Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the Lord Almighty was angry. When I called, they didn’t listen; so when they called, I would not listen, says the Lord Almighty. I scattered them with a whirlwind among the nations where they were strangers. (Zech. 7:9-14--NIV)

Because...this was the sin of … Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. They were haughty and did detestable things before me. Therefore I did away with them as you have seen. (Eze. 16:49-50—NIV)

Because...If my people, which are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (2Chron 7:14) …break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity (Dan 4:27—NKJV).

Because...the needy shall not always be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. (Ps 9:17-18) Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and needy. (Pro 31:9)

Because...Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress…(James 1:27—NIV) Listen, my dear brothers: Has not God chosen those who are poor in the eyes of the world to be rich in faith and to inherit the kingdom He promised to those who love Him (James 2:5—NIV) …remember the poor…(Gal 2:10)

Because...What does it profit, my brethren, though a man say he has faith, and have not works? Can that faith save him? If a brother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily food, And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmed and filled; notwithstanding ye give them not those things which are needful to the body; what does it profit? Even so faith, if it has not works, is dead, being alone. (Ja 2:14-17)

Because...In Christ Jesus…the only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love. (Gal 5:6--NIV) This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers. If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? …let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth. This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in His Presence. (1Jo 3:16-19—NIV)

Because...the Kingdom of God is... righteousness, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit... (Rom 14:17--NIV) Your Father's good pleasure is to give you the Kingdom. Sell your possessions, and give to the poor; provide yourselves with purses that do not grow old, with a treasure in the heavens that does not fail…For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. (Luke 12:33-34--RSV) ...By doing this they will be storing up their treasure as a good foundation for the future so they may take hold of real life (1Tim 6:17-19--NLT)

Because...If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted, then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday. And the Lord will guide you continually, and satisfy your desire with good things, and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters fail not. (Isa 58:10-11—RSV) …you shall be called Repairer of the Breach…(Isa. 58:12—RSV) …and…ride upon the heights of the earth…(Isa 58:14—RSV)

Because...the noble man makes noble plans, and by noble plans he stands. (Isa 32:8—NIV) And God is able to provide you with every blessing in abundance, so that you may always have enough of everything and may provide in abundance for every good work. As it is written, "He scatters abroad, he gives to the poor; his righteousness endures for ever." He…will supply and multiply your resources and increase the harvest of your righteousness. (2Cor 9:7-10--RSV) only… remember the poor, which very thing I was eager to do. (Gal 2:10—RSV)


Thursday, March 14, 2013

Agus Ministry 3/10/13 & 3/13/13

God led us to begin more ministry with a small area about 15 minutes from where we live. We began Sunday morning with about 20 or so and will have more as we change to Saturday mornings this Saturday.
It began to rain at times and then at the end the sun came out about 9:30AM and it became very hot, about 85 and very humid. Welcome to the Philippines!
These families are very poor and all accept one live in shacks.

As you can see in the above pics there aren't enough benches for the kids. So we went back today and purchased enough wood for one of the grandfathers to build one. We paid him because he needed money for rice because he is out of work. We also bought him 2 kilos of rice and 3 kilos of rice for his daughter's family of 5 who live in a shack by the road.

Guard at Lumber Yard

Lumber Arriving

Very Old Man Cutting Fire Wood

Building Begins

Rice Being Delivered to House by the Road

This is a very impoverished group of families. Please help us to feed them by donating to Elijah's Cry every month or a one-time large offering. We would have built more benches and bought more rice but we didn't have the money to do so. Your giving can help us help those who are very poor and teach the parents and children how to prosper in Jesus. This is the only way to stop systemic poverty. Until they and learn and use their faith we need to help them. As you can see in these pictures there aren't any fat children because most of them are eating only once or twice a day, rice only.
If you saw some of the living conditions of the people we minister to it would really shake you.