Philippines: The Light of Asia

 

The Philippines will become the Catholic epicenter in the End Times.

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The Philippines is the only Roman Catholic and Christian nation in Asia. Many Christian leaders say the country is strategically located to take the light of the gospel to the populous Muslim and communist regions of Asia.  Missionaries have described visions of the Philippines as a “flaming sword” of the Holy Spirit touching nearby Asian countries, men and women armed with Bibles going to the closed countries of Asia and the Middle East.

Christian leaders in the Philippines say it is not a coincidence the country is the only Christian nation in Asia. In fact, many believe it is their divine calling to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the closed countries of Asia. Ray Corpus, head of the Philippines Missions Alliance, believes the Philippines must shine the light of Christ because, “There’s so much darkness in Asia.”

The Philippines Missions Alliance oversees more than 100 mission agencies, and Corpus believes God is preparing to use the Philippines as a missionary launching pad to the rest of Asia.  Corpus believes the flexibility of Filipinos will enable them to spread the Gospel under many different conditions. “I believe the Philippines can play a major role because we are multilingual, we can sleep on the floor, the couch, or in 5-star hotels,” he said.  “I believe God is going to manifest His tremendous power through this nation. Our economy will grow to finance God’s missionary work,” affirmed Corpus.

In her book, The Filipinos as Apostles for the Last Days, Dr. Sonia Zaide says the Philippines has been described as the “light of Asia”. Dr. Zaide calls it “remarkable” how God has used the Philippines unique cultural heritage to prepare them to be “apostles for the last days.”  She cites the Spaniards who brought Catholicism to the nation in the 15th century, and Americans who brought education later. Dr. Zaide feels that the seeds of the Gospel that America planted in the Philippines will now bear fruit throughout neighboring lands. “I believe the coming of the Americans here was a part of the Great Awakening and we have put it in our books. I believe that when the Americans started the distribution of the Bibles in the Philippines it was not an accident,” she said.

So Corpus offers this challenge to worldwide believers: “God has never given the church such a tremendous time, and I believe we are also staging a war against Apostasy. God will open doors of opportunities for Christians through believers who are serious to say, ‘Yes Lord, I’m going to be a light for the world.’”  There are nearly 3,000 Filipino missionaries, of which about 900 are serving in other countries, and the Philippine Missions Association is expecting 5,000 new missionaries by the year 2020.

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I have presented you a synopsis of an article with the following internet link:

http://www1.cbn.com/spirituallife/the-light-of-asia

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2 Responses to Philippines: The Light of Asia

  1. Kat Mitchell says:

    IF the Moslems din’t take over and that’s a BIG if!

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