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Philippine Status Report by Brother George Herrig – June 2011

Dear Brethren,

I am writing this letter in regards to the work in the Philippines. Since our last missions trip there in May a number of new developments have opened for the work there.

New doors and opportunities have been opened concerning the spreading of the message of the Kingdom of God.

1. Manila- Quezon City. We had tremendous breakthroughs here in this new area with 12 of our brethren being water baptized at the end of our visit. Many of the people in attendance were children with a hunger for God. A fellowship of brethren has been established with Br. John Sarmen overseeing the work with the elders there. Funds were given to help with the rent of a meeting hall on a monthly basis.

2. Cebu, the Capital City on the island of Cebu. This was the second stop of our trip and again we found open doors with the brethren eager to hear the Kingdom message. Some of the brethren who have oversight with the work in Cebu have come from the Lianga fellowship on Mindanao Island that have previously heard and received this message. We feel confident that the work here will continue with their oversight. We had also set up here a provision of funds that were desperately needed to provide monthly rent for a hall for them to meet in.

3. Jabonga, Mindanao-Br. Edmar and his wife have a bible school in which they teach young adults for the work of the Lord. They have been coming to the yearly conferences for quite some time. During this past conference in February the Lord opened their understanding greatly to the Kingdom message and they immediately began to teach it in their bible school. To say the least, they encountered difficulties with the regional director who has some oversight concerning the school. Nevertheless this couple opened the door for us to come and hold a two-day conference with their church and their students. We had excellent meetings and there is great anticipation with them for us to return to minister the Word of God.

4. Butuan, Mindanao- This is the base of the work of the Philippines as well as the School. We held meetings with the elders in this area along with the elders from the Lianga fellowship. We also had two days of meetings with the brethren and the tribal people as well. The work here continues to grow both on a spiritual and natural level. We have been most pleased to see them taking hold of the Word of God.

5. On this past trip to the Philippines we started our first self-sufficiency project. We had learned from our experience in India that before any program could succeed the brethren in that country must truly understand the workings of a self-sufficiency program and provide a good business plan in order to succeed. In January while in Butuan the team had devoted a day to teaching the brethren how self-sufficiency programs can make them self-supporting as well as to prosper the Church. We discussed the importance of knowing what type of program will work for their local area and the need of diligence and integrity in order for God to bless their work. On that basis we have funded our first self-sufficiency program in Manila. It is vendor stand selling prepared cooked chickens. A loan of 900 dollars was provided with the agreement to repay these funds in one year. When the money is repaid the funds can be used to start another self-sufficiency program. We hope to start several more of these programs as the Lord provides. It is exciting to see for this has great potential in helping our brethren in establishing businesses that will provide employment, income as well as financial blessing to the Church.

6. Kingdom Message School. When Sister Merlinda started this school in 2010 the total enrollment was 45 students. The school year was a great success with not only the students learning their academics but more importantly they were learning about God. A number of the mothers gave their lives to the Lord and regular meetings were established to help them grow in the Lord. With the success of the first school year, Sister Merlinda believed that the enrollment would double to 90 to 100 students. At the end of May by the time the enrollment week ended the total student’s for pre-school, kindergarten and first grade came to 120! Sister Merlinda was excited to say the very least. But with this added enrollment has come more challenges. The basis of the school was to move in faith and provide schooling for the very least of the people in their community. That is to give schooling with biblical teachings to children who could not afford such an opportunity. The support of the school is made possible through the generous support of the brethren from the USA, Europe and Africa. We have also set up a sponsorship program in order for brethren to support a student or students for the school year on a monthly basis.

A website has been established concerning the School, it’s operation, the sponsorship program and where to send donations. The site also includes the various projects and current status of the work there. I encourage everyone to visit the website at http://www.kingdomfoundationph.org/ in order to see in more detail the work in the Philippines. 

The most important issue and request in this letter is the need of prayer and intercession for this special work in the Philippines. The work is expanding greatly but also the work of the enemy has greatly increased. I am reminded of the scripture verse in 1 John 4:4: Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world. He has given us the keys of the Kingdom but we must use them in order to defeat the enemy. So, dear brethren, please intercede in prayer on behalf of this work and nation. Praise the Lord!

God bless you,
Br. George Herrig

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2011 in Philippines

 

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Philippines – May 2011

My Dear Brethren,

I realize that there has already been one report that has been sent out concerning our time here in the Philippines, but I thought that it would be good to add my personal perspective and to share with you some of the things that God has been speaking to me not just about this trip but and overall picture of the work that is going on here.

To begin with, when we first arrived here several years ago God informed me of His desire for these people to be involved in His business of perpetuating and building the Kingdom of God.  There were many dreams and visions given in the course of time and with each reoccurring visit in regards to that intent.  That God was going to use this land and this people to evangelize and to spread the word of the Kingdom to Southeast Asia.  As was it in World War 2, the Philippine Islands were going to be something of a staging ground for that operation. 

It has not been an easy road or one without mishaps or free of trouble.  We have over the last few years suffered, trouble and betrayal both from within and from without.  But in and of its self that should not surprise us, but more in the sense confirm to us the extensity of the desire of God for a people and of the devil desire to make every effort to destroy what it is that God wants to do with them.  It is in fact the mode of operation that the devil uses with any work that has the potential to tear down his thrones and to disposes his kingdoms.

With each visit we have been bringing the Word of God and hammering away at the cage of their captivity and bondage that have been put upon this people.  Assaulting the kingdom of hell, that has held this people in servitude to familiar spirit and tribal traditional and ancestral worship and if that was not enough the religious spirits of deception and lust, that have wanted to reinforce their prisons of lust, poverty and the degradation of humanity to eradicate the knowledge of God and hold them in this depravity for generations upon generations. But praise is to God, He had other ideas.

It was in the last visit the earlier part 2011 that a team of us came here to the Philippines to once again bring the word of God to this land and to this people.  There was a door in addition to the one in Butuan City that open to us in the providence of Lianga, for the first time, in four years of ministry, this word was going out beyond the walls of this city to which we first came.  It was significant in that it was prophetic in that it was saying that God was on the move and that is was the evidence that God was moving from a defensive posture to an offensive posture. It has since been brought to our attention that, that area is under the siege of the Peoples Republic Army.  This army is anti-democratic, anti-Pilipino as well as anti-Christ and the insurgent action would prohibit us from being able to travel there to strengthen the brethren. That is the bad news, but the good news is that some of the brethren who were there, much like the church in Acts, are being dispersed to different places in the Philippines and they are in turn now sharing with others this message of the Kingdom and opening up doors and establishing platforms from which we can launch yet another assault upon the kingdom of hell, which brings us to this current trip to the Philippines. 

It has been within the last two years, I believe, that there was a brother that we met who caught hold of this word with an enthusiasm that is refreshing as well as encouraging to see.  It reminds me of the early days of this ministry when Brother duCille came bringing the message of the Kingdom to us.  It was as if we could not find enough people to share this gospel with.   It would seem, from the word the Lord has been given to me that the Holy Place church has gone from cold too hot to lukewarm.

This brother has been knocking on doors and talking to people in Manila as well as in Cebu about this message, and has manage to get some people together and began to teach them the Kingdom of God. As I stated earlier in this letter, God is going on the offensive with this Gospel of Sonship.  When we decided that it was time for us to come again, the Bro arranged to have 2 days of meeting in both places. The meetings in Quezon City were to be held first being it is in what is called Manila Metro. The congregation was not quite what we expected.  For it consisted of many children.  I really think, that here again it was something of the prophetic nature.  The Bible says that we must become like unto little children in order to enter into the Kingdom God.  We found out later that there was at least one bus full of people that did not make it, because they could not find the transportation to come.

The meeting was difficult but very good.  You are basically dealing with the raw element of a sin society, and I am not speaking primarily about the Pilipino people, I am speaking about people that are unregenerate, living as it were in the gutter of life under the task masters of this present age. If I may quote the words of a song,  “……As I have borne the image of Adam the man of sin, so shall my countenance reflect the Christ within……”.  I liken it unto construction work, where one has to take a 16 lb sledge and start busting concrete.  It is hard, tedious work, but if you keep after it, by the end of the day, though your body may feel the effects of the effort, there is a visible result for the labor expended in the doing of the job. So has it been on this trip to the Philippines.   God is assaulting the stronghold of Sin in the islands of the Philippines.  It is brutal, bloody and more often than not it is an inch at a time land occupation and sometime the cost for that piece of ground is extremely high, but we are never the less, more than conquers through Jesus Christ that strengthen us. 

There must be a mentality within those of us that desire the high calling of Jesus Christ, who desire to promote and perpetuate the Kingdom of God according to the Gospel of Sonship that has been delivered to us as a people; both at home and abroad, of not loving our lives unto the death, can it be of any less effort on our part than those that have gone on before us, who for the hope of a better resurrection the scriptures says that they refuse deliverance. I believe that we as a people have been spoil by our conferences, where everyone speaks a certain language and everyone is saying amen to what they have heard over and over again, and more often than not allowed it to fall to the ground as Onan’s seed that was spilled to the ground and the anger of the Lord was kindled against him so that he slew him also.

So it should be of no surprise to us as we go forth into this battle for the souls of humanity in this island of the Philippines.  The first day of meetings was to say the least very difficult. But God be praise, He provided us with His strength and His anointing. The word was very direct and to the point. It was dealing with the sin of living a life that is born hell and that is destined for hell at the end of the day.  It was clearly defining the need to be born again the basis on which is happens and the conditions that are being require in order to achieve that experience.   There was also a word that came that day on knowing the reality of God; the significance of it and what it will accomplish for you at the end of the day. There was an alter call and many came to be prayed for; the concrete was beginning to crack and crumble and the sound of it was reverberating throughout all of hell and this was only the first day of battle.

Day 2:  Before we go into this day of battle and what happen, let me share with you that it was during our times of prayer in the evening as we gather together to discuss the that days battle and to pray concerning it and what instruction/correction that the Lord would give us about it and what it would be that He would tell concerning the coming of tomorrow. That the Lord brought to us a vision. In this vision, I saw a man and woman enter our room to confront us.  The man was dressed similar to a Middle-East Arab prince and his clothes were grey. The woman to his right was in an outfit, brown in color. As we prayed there was a rebuff to their actions. The man disappeared out of the midst but the woman was still there standing immobilized.  It seemed that our prayers had put her in a frozen position. The interpretation of the vision was that this was a prince overseer of this area of the world and he was offering the woman as a substitute, a sacrifice if you would, a diversion so that we would not be concentrating our spiritual energy toward him and his activity.  It was very much in line with what the Lord had been speaking to me while in Africa and it was also confirmation to me of what the Lord had reveal about how hell function and how the business of hell is orchestrated. It also was showing us that the God of Heaven was giving us authority over her as well as him. If what we are doing was not effective then they would not be wasting their time to try and divert us.

As we went into the meeting on this 2nd day, God anointed Brother George to bring a very powerful and anointed word of salvation, you see and sense in the Spirit of God that the walls of resistance that had been so very much is place the day before had suffered a tremendous battering, and as Bro was speaking the walls began to crumble, even now as I am sharing with you I am seeing in the spirit how it was affected.  Like huge cannon shells smashing into the wall, with explosive burst with much debris and rumble exploding out  and with the shock of the explosion the walls begin to crack and  crumble and walls in large sections began to implode. Praise God.  There was a move of the spirit to invite those to whom the Lord was speaking and convicting of their sins and for those who were under the repressive and the oppressive influence of spirits to come to the front of the meeting to be prayed for. There were several that came and gave their lives to God, as the Spirit became to bring the spirit of conviction the people began to receive the ministry of contrition and repentance.  There was also the word of knowledge that was moving identifying different spirits of hell that were holding the people in a place of bondage and torment.  God is so faithful to his word.  As it says in the scripture, Jn 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  It was our privilege to see this word of the scripture become a reality in the many people that were standing there at the altar of God.

The afternoon meeting open with a great deal more liberty in the Spirit and it seemed as though the people were ready to take the next step.  There was a word on covenant relationship that the Lord began to expand on and to define the reality of what it meant to us as a Christian. The anointing was very strong and the word was very much like the two-edged sword spoken of in the New Testament, dividing asunder the soul from the spirit and there was and immediate response at the end of the meeting; much like the story in the bible of how when Philip was sharing with the Ethiopian Eunuch was that he wanted to be baptize immediately.  There were twelve people at the end of the meeting who wanted to get baptized that evening. A barrel was produce and the people were baptizing in the barrel and a new Holy Place church was born.  Hallelujah I have no doubt in the fact that as one planted and as one waters it will be God that brings the increase and increase that will indeed manifest itself in time yet to come.

We are now on Cebu Island in the last day of ministry here in Cebu City, once again hammering away at the walls of sin and rebellion as well as the church indoctrination and deception that have been pressed upon the people here. I believe and have the confidence that at the end of the day the results will be the same and that another segment of the Holy Place church will be evident.

Your Servants in Christ Jesus,

Brother Burt & Sister Nancy

 
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Posted by on May 17, 2011 in Philippines

 

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Sierra Leone – April 2011

Dear Brethren,

I would like to try and share with you some of the events that have taken place here in Sierra Leone since we arrived on the 19th of April.

When Nancy and I were here before, we learned that Brother French’s youngest daughter, Tina, was to be married and I felt a quickening in the Spirit to attend. I mentioned it to my wife and we agreed that we would begin to pray about the will of God concerning it. As we began to pray, the Lord began to reveal to me that He wanted to use this opportunity as an occasion against the Philistines, much like the story told in Judges of Samson and the bride from Timnath[1]. Many of these African nations are under the hand of princes of hell that have only one objective and that is to conform the entirety of their subject to the image of death and perdition, inflicting upon them as much misery, poverty, and perversion as possible. It is the plan and the purpose of God to loose them from that bondage.

I was to be joined in the first part of the this journey by Brother Hubert Manilla and his wife, Sister Domo, and Brother Hubert’s brother, Mike Manilla. They were supposed to have arrived before me, but as things worked out, their plane was delayed and I arrived before them. My arrival in the Freetown airport was something of a sensation. I was flying Air France into Freetown from Paris and it would seem that the flight that I was on was the first flight by Air France to Sierra Leone since the war and there had been much preparation at the airport to receive us. There was quite a crowd and festivities had been put in place for the event. I was asked as I was deplaning if I would like to join the party; I declined by saying that I had my own event to attend. Now you might think that it is happenstance and it has no reality in our experience that we have in this world. But you would be mistaken if that is your assessment. We are spiritual people living in a spiritual environment under the jurisdiction of a living God. Everything, and I mean everything, that happens to us and around us is pertinent to that spiritual world and our existence in it.[2] It would seem to me that in the midst of what was going on in that event at the airport, there was a scripture, a word of God that He was speaking to me. The content of that word can be found in a number of scriptures beginning withMatthew 22:2, The kingdom of heaven is like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son. I find it amazing that God uses what I call micro events with individuals throughout the world to indicate or herald the coming of His Son. It is not circumstantial that Jesus Christ began His ministry at a wedding at the behest of His mother, and it was the turning of water to wine that was emphasized. I see it as a precedence being set by God for the church in light of the scripture that I have quoted above. A precedence of the beginning of and the power therein that will be apportioned to the First Fruits Company in the administration of the Word of God. This thought, I believe, is substantiated in Revelation 11:3, And I will give power unto my two witnesses, and they shall prophesy a thousand two hundred and threescore days, clothed in sackcloth. The amplified says it in this way, And I will grant the power of prophecy to My two witnesses for 1,260 (42 months; three and one-half years), dressed in sackcloth. What I hear God saying is that there is an authority that He is granting to His word that has the ability to be manifested in a greater way than the church has heretofore experienced. Water is always indicative of the Word[3] whereas wine is always indicative of the Word with spirit power. [4] I awoke the other morning with the song singing in my mind, “…..to possess the land from Jordan to the sea…” it is now our time to take the kingdom. It is that thought that brings me back to the reason that God sent me here.

There was an occasion that God desired against the prince and their palities that have ruled in this country of Sierra Leone. There are many traditions that are supposed to be observed in the marrying ritual, all of which have their roots in ancestral worship and the prince of hell that the scriptures call Dagon which is the prince of sexuality. If you remember it was in the temple of Dagon that the ark was brought into when the Philistine’s captured it[5]. It was also the place in the temple of Dagon that God brought the prince to his knees in recognizing the supremacy of God’s authority[6] and in the end broke the power.[7]

The Bible says in Romans 10:14, How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! And God sent a brother and his wife, Brother Hubert and Sister Domo Manilla, to bring the Word of God and correction into the situation. I have to say that they did an excellent job. The Word of God concerning Holy Matrimony confronted many of the satanic practices that are usually imposed upon a couple when they are married. It brings home to me the reality of truth as to how we perform such weddings and the responsibility that we have, both as ministry and as congregational participants, to ensure that the path of righteousness is adhered to and followed under the jurisdiction of the Holy Spirit. It is God’s plan and purpose to bring down every high thing that will exalt itself against the knowledge of God.

The success of the mission is being realized in the spiritual activity that we have been experiencing since that time. Many dreams and visions that have been coming confirm the victory that has been achieved in this activity, and the attacks on the church are increasing, not only locally, but also in other parts of the world.

Since the wedding, we have been having meetings every night with question and answer times following. We have been going through the Tabernacle one piece of furniture at a time. It has been repeatedly brought to my attention that we, as Christians who profess the position of the Holy Place church, know very little about what it is that we have, are what it is that we should be or, for that fact, what is that God will hold us accountable for. There is one mission statement that defines the whole purpose of God and it is that we must decrease and He must increase. In other words, it is Christ in us that is the hope of Glory.

The news of Brother David Wilkerson and his wife has just recently been given to me. In the midst of the shock of it, I believe the Lord spoke to me concerning it. It is something that I have shared with my family and close friends and I would like to share it with you now. As the news of the accident came, the word of the Lord spoke to me and was confirmed to me in a text message that I received from a friend. It was only once before in a similar situation that the Lord spoke to me about the untimely death of a saint. II Samuel 1:19, The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! 20 Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph. Oh, may God help us in this time of battle. May God give us the strength to press the battle to the gate for the sake of our fallen comrades who have paid such a great price. It is the time of battle and the war rages. It is the vision I had of the killing machine coming against the elect of God. We rejoice in the provision of the Kingdom for the sake of our brother and his family, but I feel the grief over the loss of my comrade-in-arms who has fought well and with honor, that he would not stand in amongst the First Fruits of God. The violence of his death is evidence of the rage of hell against him and the prophetic anointing that was upon him. That it would happen on the brink of his word for the end time that is about to come to pass is not something that I can afford to ignore.

Most sincerely,

Brother Burt Asbill


[1] Jdg 14:1 And Samson went down to Timnath, and saw a woman in Timnath of the daughters of the Philistines.

[2] Joh 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.

[3] Eph 5:26 That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,

[4] Act 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine; Act 2:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day. Act 2:16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;

[5] 1Sa 5:3 And when they of Ashdod arose early on the morrow, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the earth before the ark of the LORD. And they took Dagon, and set him in his place again.

[6] Rom 14:11 For it is written, As I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God.

[7] 1Sa 5:4 And when they arose early on the morrow morning, behold, Dagon was fallen upon his face to the ground before the ark of the LORD; and the head of Dagon and both the palms of his hands were cut off upon the threshold; only the stump of Dagon was left to him.

 
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Posted by on April 30, 2011 in Africa

 

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Congo Brazzaville, Part 1 – by Brother Chijioke Nwauche – February 2011

Greetings.

We wish to covet the prayers of the brethren for this very important ground-breaking outreach to Congo Brazzaville which is the sister city to Kinshasa being that they are located on opposite sides of the mighty River Congo. The two Congos share a common colonial history in that DRCongo (Kinshasa) was ruled by French Belgium while the Republic of Congo (Brazza) was colonised by France.

Catholicism and tradititional religion both have a stronhold and we call on the body to intercede even in fastings that the yoke of idolatry, sorcery, ancestor worship, and poverty might be broken.

The team consists of brother Ebere and myself. We are to be joined by some brethren from Gabon and Kinshasa where strong fellowships are springing forth from our past efforts in these countries.

This visit is also critical in that we feel the urgency and burden to reach out to the central Africa region.

Thanks and God bless,
Chijioke

 
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Posted by on February 28, 2011 in Africa

 

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