To the ends of the earth..

I posted this picture in my IG 3 weeks ago. Then today, the focus of the message is again about going on missions.  

 
The pastor emphasized that our main purpose in life is go and make disciples to the ends of the earth.   

There are still many nations left unreached. There are still many people in this world that are just waiting for the Word to be shared. 

I’ve been contemplating about this recently. And I’m praying that God will continue to use me to Give and maybe someday.. to Go.

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You Will Never be in Lack

IMG_0803When things just suddenly make sense. Being obedient in your tithing, you will never be in lack. I was never in lack. I remember my first year of working. I probably was getting just minimum from my profession.. I had lots of expenses. It would come to a point that I don’t have anymore. There would be times I struggled. There would be times I questioned wether what I do was still worth it. 6 years forward.. It makes sense. You give back what’s due, what is holy. You will feel insufficent at times, but your heart doesn’t. Giving brings happiness. He is always sufficient.

And as the quote says.. “When you are faithful with little, you’ll be granted with bigger”.

Passion Manila 2014

 

THE STORY OF PASSION

ROOTED IN THE CONFESSION OF ISAIAH 26:8, PASSION EXISTS TO GLORIFY GOD BY UNITING STUDENTS IN WORSHIP, PRAYER AND JUSTICE FOR SPIRITUAL AWAKENING IN THIS GENERATION.

FROM ITS START IN 1995, THE PASSION MOVEMENT HAS HAD A SINGULAR MISSION—CALLING STUDENTS FROM CAMPUSES ACROSS THE NATION AND AROUND THE WORLD TO LIVE FOR WHAT MATTERS MOST. FOR US, WHAT MATTERS MOST IS THE NAME AND RENOWN OF JESUS CHRIST. WE BELIEVE IN THIS GENERATION AND ARE WATCHING GOD USE THEM TO CHANGE THE CLIMATE OF FAITH AROUND THE GLOBE.

SINCE THE FIRST GATHERING IN 1997, PASSION HAS HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF ENCOUNTERING MILLIONS OF STUDENTS AND 18-25 YEAR OLDS, A SEA OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES HAVE BEEN TRANSFORMED BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. THEIR VOICE IS GETTING LOUDER AS THEY RISE, UNITED AS A GENERATION, BRINGING HOPE AND LIGHT TO THE WORLD.

SINCE 2007, BELIEVING WORSHIP + JUSTICE ARE TWO SIDES OF THE SAME COIN, STUDENTS AT PASSION HAVE GENEROUSLY GIVEN OVER $14 MILLION TO 70 AMAZING PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS AROUND THE WORLD.

PASSION IS MORE THAN MUSIC. MORE THAN EVENTS. PASSION IS A GENERATION LIVING FOR HIS NAME.

THE WAVE IS GROWING INTO A GLOBAL AWAKENING. JOIN THE MOVEMENT.

 

This year’s Passion Manila, Pastor Louie Giglio shared a fresh perspective of the Prodigal’s Son story. It was very powerful that it reminded us how gracious and loving our Father is. Whether we are the lost son or the son who has always been there. He always has time for us. He only wants the good for us.

Because He is a party-thowing God. #PassionManila

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Umalab Ka by Sesa

Umalab Ka by Sesa Kung akala mo’y hindi mo na kaya, Kung sa sarili mo ikay nagdududa Wag manganba Hindi ka nag-iisa, Sa puso mo sya’y naninirahan, Pangalan nyay makapangyarihan May kaligtasan.. kabanalan..  paghilom at kalayaan  “This music video is a brand new song by…

Switchfoot: The Hello Hurricane Tour

Switchfoot manila concert

Alternative rockband Switchfoot will be staging a concert in Manila this April 30, 2011 at Philsport Arena (formerly known as ULTRA).

Switchfoot last came to Manila in September 10, 2007 for their Dare you to Move Concert. Their upcoming 2011 concert will be the second time the band visits the Philippines.

 

Ticket prices:

VIP P3500
Courtseat P2500
Ringside P1800
Lower Box P1500
Ringside II P 800
General Admission P 500

For ticket orders, contact Laudemer Beltran at 09178656359, email : oedie1_kenobi@yahoo.com or facebook :http://www.facebook.com/oedsude.

SWITCHFOOT popularized the following hits:

Only Hope (later re-recorded by Mandy Moore for the movie “A Walk to Remember”)
Learning to Breathe — OST from the Movie A Walk to remember
Meant to Live — Official Soundtranck from the movie Spider Man 2
Dare You to Move
This is Home — Official Sound Track from the movie Chronicles of Narnia – Prince Caspian

 

Switchfoot just received a Grammy Award this year 2011 for Best Rock or Rap Gospel Album

Their latest Hello Hurricane (2009) is their first self-produced album as an independent band. It is also just the first release of four albums-worth of material as announced by Switchfoot. Their next album will be called Vice Verses, set to be released at an undetermined date.
About Switchfoot:

Switchfoot – comprising Jon Foreman (vocals/guitar), Tim Foreman (bass), Chad Butler (drums), Jerome Fontamillas (keys/guitar) and Drew Shirley (guitar) – has sold over 4.4 million albums in its career. Founded in San Diego, CA in 1996, Switchfoot released three independent records before its breakthrough album, 2003’s The Beautiful Letdown, which was certified multi-Platinum. Each of the band’s subsequent studio albums – 2005’s Nothing Is Sound, 2006’s Oh! Gravity and 2009’s Hello Hurricane – debuted in the Top 20 of The Billboard 200 and elicited critical acclaim.

The Best Yet, the group’s first-ever greatest hits collection, was released in November of 2008. Switchfoot has been touring extensively in support of Hello Hurricane and has recently appeared on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson,” “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon,” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” In addition to StandUp For Kids, the band has partnered with Habitat for Humanity, the ONE Campaign, To Write Love on Her Arms and numerous other charities.

Repost from BeccaMusic.

Art Webbies

Temporarily using my old blog account. Good thing I have left this. It’s really uggh I accidentally deleted my site. Yeah and thanks much to cache. It retrieved my posts. Noo. I just noticed it has only recovered my December to the latest posts 😦 oh well.

I am actually writing this blog post to promote another blog 😀 Clap Clap. It got featured to Abs-cbn.net under lifestyle category(not really why it’s categorized under that). In this article, it talks about the rampancy of using web arts in the election campaigns. Check out the link:

http://abs-cbnnews.com/lifestyle/04/19/10/can-web-art-get-more-votes

Check also niko’s site. It’s worth reading. Read the article where the web art is featured and explore the entire site 😀 Worth reading. Enjoy!  Click the photo to direct you to the niko’s article about his thoughts on the coming elections.

KKB movement bro eddie bangon pilipinas

"Niko"

To those who believe(and may doubt)in the cause of Bro. Eddie and Bangon

I am taking time out to put my thoughts in writing that I may share with you why I go on with this seemingly crazy if not lunatic fight that we are in. I am doing this because you keep on forwarding to me articles calling for support for Noynoy. I wish you would not feel it your duty to do so. But I understand. You already expressed your doubts about our whole cause before, because of the seeming impossibility of it. It is my prayer that my two cents’ worth will be of some light, if not encouragement, for you.

First, nobody likes to lose. When I fight, I fight to win. Lawyers do not accept clearly losing cases. It is bad for your practice. When I ran in 2001, 2004, and 2007, they were all designed to win. I won two by God’s grace, and lost one, closely, still by God’s grace. I share with you this because I don’t want you to think that there is a “death wish” in what I or we are all doing.

Let’s set aside Cindy Jacob’s prophecy first. My background as a Baptist and (Calvinist) Reformed Christian, who only some years ago learned to know the Holy Spirit and His ways from the Pentecostal brethren, has trained me to look at life from the perspective of the Scriptures. This is the authority over everything in my life.

I am not a religious fanatic. I know the theology of common grace which allows me to help even “non-Christian” candidates if they stand on principles espoused by Scriptures. My father campaigned for Claro M. Recto, who was not a “Christian” in the way we understand it. He campaigned for Diokno, Tanada, Ninoy, Roxas, ect., all the opposition stalwarts in Marcos’ time. I campaigned for Fred Lim for President during my time, and in 2004 I started out with Roco to end with ECV late inthe campaign. I was with the group of Ramos when I campaigned for his provincial team in 1992. I have campaigned for congressmen and mayors, many of whom won. I am telling you this to assure you that I can operate under “common grace”.

But right now, for the first time, I have seen a right candidate FROM THE SCRIPTURES’ point of view. I checked the Scriptures’ checklist (Deut. 31, Joshua 1, Daniel 6, Proverbs 31 vs. 1-8, etc.) and I cannot escape the conclusion that ECV complies with God’s requirements. His life experiences, his passion for the poor and oppressed (which I have not seen in others), his courage to confront evil (which I have not seen in others), and his passion for God and His Word, these are the things that, in a sense, put me in this “divine bind”. It is not about ECV. It is about God, what He says, what He wants, what He desires. It is only in Bangon and with ECV that I know these things are sought with a view to obey and follow. I cannot see this in NP, LP, NPC, Lakas.

Add to that are the millions of Christians who are praying for God to visit this land. I stand with them.

I am not against Noynoy. In fact, I have a fondness for him and his family. Ninoy was my hero. Watched all his tapes during Martial Law. Devoured copies of his speeches. I was a Provincial Coordinator of NAMFREL when Cory ran. My father’s old station wagon car with me in charge secured 11 ballot boxes against the police and the military in the snap polls. Noynoy is very humble and unassuming and does not even care for the state of his hair, just like me. His former girlfriend died during one of the coups against his mother. And except for his smoking, he is a very decent man. In fact, more than that, I believe that his political dna can enable him to rise to greatness and to his own brand of leadership. It is in his veins.

But it is a passion in a leader for God and His Word, His ways, His plans, His precepts that this country desperately needs. “Unfortunately”, I see that only in ECV, and he is so far behind in the ratings.

Now where does that leave you and me?

For one, we can all abandon ship and go to where the wind of popularity blows.

Or, we can stay on towards what outsiders see as certain disaster and defeat.

Or we can stay neutral and watch from the sidelines.

I choose to stay. I want to be with God’s cause and His people even when the night is long and the road is even much longer. He died for me through His Son. He has given me everything I have and more. Without Him and His Word and grace and Spirit, my life has no meaning. So I go with Him and His cause, there is no second-guessing it.

Now you ask, can Noynoy’s candidacy be from God? What if Cindy Jacobs is wrong?

I learned in Bible school and seminary and self-study that God’s will is four fold: He has a decretive will (root word: decree), directive will, permissive will (what He allows), and overruling will (the will that He asserts and enforces). All together they are His sovereign will. It is possible for God to have allowed Noynoy’s candidacy, and it is even possible for Him to allow Noynoy to win.

But as God’s child and servant, I have no business second-guessing God’s permissive will. My task is to seek His directive and decretive will. What did He direct? What did He decree? That nations be founded on His principles. That He alone be worshipped. That rulers must have a copy of the Book of the Law with them which they must read everyday, etc. And “unfortunately”, there is Eddie Villanueva who embraces or displays all this. It would have been much simpler if there was no Eddie Villanueva, or if Bro. Eddie had coffee with God at Starbucks and God tells him to fold up. Then, I go back to my quiet life here in Bacolod instead of running around the country like crazy. Or run for public office again. Or just enjoy life. This running around can be exhausting!

“Unfortunately”, Bro. Eddie is strong in his resolve, and my brothers, those redeemed by the blood, they weep in prayer for this country.

So whether it is through the lion’s den, or through the fire, or through deep waters, my lot is with God’s people, God’s army, my brothers and sisters.

But now, having said that, I also know that the God I serve is capable of the most dramatic of surprises. All his acts of redemption in history were all unprecedented at the time He did them. Abraham becoming a father at 100. Noah’s flood. David killing a giant. Daniel surviving a lion’s den. Gideon’s 300 destroying an army of thousands. So on and so forth.

So the only way to find out if God will do that for the country or for Bangon or for ECV is to stay on. Abraham stayed on. Noah stayed on till the first rain drops fell. David endured till he became king. Nehemiah endured till the walls were rebuilt. William Wilberforce fought on till slavery was outlawed in England. Lincoln endured five years of Civil War, resisted a truce that would not resolve slavery in America, but stayed the course till victory was on.

But what if God allows otherwise. Read Hebrews 11 again. Half received what was promised. Half did not. BUT ALL ACTED IN FAITH. And all received something better at the end.

To abandon ship and join the bandwagon is not of faith. It requires faith to stay. It requires no faith to leave. I stay. The just shall live by faith. (I love that because that was the cry of the Reformation. I hope they still teach church history in the churches today!)

Look at this. If Noynoy wins, he rules 6 years. After that, life goes on. If ECV wins, he rules 6 years, and life for this country is never the same again. If he loses, and somebody else wins, we lick our wounds, and look forward to eternity with heads unbowed.

I choose eternity. Not the euphoria and the melodrama of the moment.

Who knows, the God who loves to spring surprises may yet spring a horrendous upset. And I would love to be part of it. If not, I still would like to be part of the remnant that waited for it, even if it did not come. Remember Shedrach, Meschach, and Abednego. But today, as always, I want God and His cause to always win in my heart and life. Every other thing, I entrust to His sovereign will.

With this, I hope I enlightened you somewhat, and I hope, you would not forward to me all those articles exhorting one and all to join the bandwagon. I already know what they want to say, and while I respect them, I have heard enough and do not need any more of them. To quote an old preacher, I do not want to pollute the atmosphere with unbelief.

Thank you and God bless you more and more!

*name of the sender/writer was intentionally omitted*

source: http://kkbmovement.org/index.php?option=com_kunena&Itemid=57&func=view&catid=16&id=83452

Taft Schools

TAFT SCHOOLS

Philippine Normal University
Technological University of the Philippines
Emilio Aguinaldo College
Philippine Christian University
University of the Philippines Manila
Philippines Women University
Adamson Unitversity
Sta. Isabel College
De Lasalle University
St. Benild
St. Scho
Manila Science High School
Arellano High School

F u are studying from any of the schools listed below… you can join us every friday in a Youth Gig, a Youth Service, along TAFT and INTRAMUROS AREA, “YOUTHGIG”, at BTC Building, 6pm San Marcelino St. Malate Manila, between Nakpil St. and Remedios St.

Godbless us all..

Ablaze passion for God!!!

Keep on shouting the fame of our Lord JESUS CHRIST!!!

Caught up in sorrow, lost in the song

Not everything that is pleasing to the ear is pleasing to God.

Thirteen-year-old Hanna Bond taught us a crucial lesson when she committed suicide after becoming obsessed with emo. You might be wondering why, for no convincing reason, emo was blamed for her tragic death. That’s likely if you think that listening and singing along to My Chemical Romance, donning the black attire and marching in the black parade aren’t spellbinding enough to sway a person to take the highway to hell.

But before you believe your reasons, you must remember that you are a Christian, you belong to God’s kingdom, you do not conform to the ways of the world, and you have an important role in this issue that affects young people today.

What is emo?

Emo is a subgenre of hardcore punk that started in the 80s and has ever since become pervasive with the rise of artists and bands that used it to rocket albums into hit charts. Later, emo wasn’t just about the musical vocal attribute, but the lifestyle and expression marked by dark elements of style-piercing and heavy make up, indicative of the heavy overtones in the message of its songs.

Today, emo has become a cult that deceives young people into believing it’s good to celebrate emotionally-charged expressions.

So is it really the message, the punk tune or sad lyrics that claimed the life of Hannah? Partly yes. We need to understand that we are spiritual in nature, and music is a spiritual vessel that can be inhabited by spirits. Psalm 22:3 says, “But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”

We relate to a spiritual being—God—when we worship and sing praises. In the same way, when we immerse our spiritual side to an overwhelming interaction with emo music, our spirits commingle with the spirits that inhabit that type of music. In other words, music is channeled by the spirits which use it.

Whose spirit is emo?

The Bible clearly says that we recognize whether one is for God through the fruits of his spirit (Matt. 17:16). Let us compare godly and emo music and see what fruits their spirits bear: Christian music is among the highest forms of worship to God. It connects the soul and spirit to the heart of God and it is used to send a message of hope to mankind. By contrast, most if not all messages of emo are about angst and melancholy that chokes the soul with despair and remorse, yielding emotional effects that could satisfy and nurture sad feelings. No wonder suicide incidents have become the most terrifying of its upshots.

As consistently taught by our church leaders, we should be extra careful with the music we play and listen to. We should refrain from patronizing emo songs much less adapting the lifestyle they promote and the culture they breed. We should be sensitive enough to discern what is for God and what is not by praying and asking the Holy Spirit’s guidance, taking the initiative to consult your local youth leader about your musical and lifestyle choices, and researching about their background.

By Pastor Emil Galang and the KKB Core Leaders