Latter Rains is mostly about revival and issues hindering it from a prophetic point of view. However, from time to time, I discuss real issues that involved a spenic nation. I feel I have heard from God about the Philippines.
The Philippines, especially the Church, has a long history of jumping on the latest bandwagon. G12 churches are a perfect example of this. Before that, every pastor was preaching seed time and harvest like they was Kenneth Copeland. Back in the 1990’s, they were all caught in generational curses. Filipinos love trendy things.
The Philippines does not need trendy things, they need the power of the Holy Spirit alive in their live to transform them. Nothing else will do it. Being part of the G12 churches won’t do. Preaching seed time and harvest won’t do it. Breaking generational curses won’t do it.
Philippines need crusade evangelism
The history of the Pentecostal movement in the Philippines really starts around the 1950’s. An Evangelist named A.A. Allen came with his healing revival under the gospel tent. He preached that Jesus saved, heals, and delivers. Thousands came to Christ within 10 days. News got back to America, Oral Roberts, R.W. Schambach, T.L. Osborn and others rushed to the Philippines and did crusades. Within a five year window; over 100,000 people came to Christ. In the 1950’s, that was a sizeable portion of the population.
Teaching ministries started to come and do meetings. One of them would be Dr. Lester Sumerall, a preacher that was known for his teaching gift. A young boy was demonized and was bought to him in a meeting. Sumerall did what anyone should do: cast out the devil and set the man in his right mind.
What happened next was the root system for what would become Cathedral of Praise. They would become a launching pad for evangelism for many decades afterward. They also served as a house for people to come and receive teaching as the Holy Spirit led them.
Today, it is the largest church in all of the Philippines. In 2000, they helped faciliate the great day of harvest in the nation’s history. Mike Francen returned with Dr. T.L. Osborn; a key leader from the 1950’s revival and filled Jose Rizal Baseball Park with new souls.
Philippines needs Evangelists
What is solely lacking in this country is Evangelists like A.A. Allen, Jack Coe, Oral Roberts that heal the sick and preach the gospel with miracles following. The Philippines has no real evangelists. They have pastors tripping over each other to steal members from one church to another. G12 churches have built their movement on stealing members from other churches. However, where are the crusade evangelists?
Where are the Filipino Reinhard Bonnkes, Daniel Kolenda, Rodney Howard-Browne, Benny Hinn and Todd Bentleys? They are nowhere to be found.
The Philippines needs evangelists!