John the below was forwarded to me by a friend.
Subject: Fw: INCREDIBLE PROOF OF GOD'S PROTECTION over prayerful area of Philippines - LOOK AT THIS PICTURE CLOSELY
Date: Tue, 12 Nov 2013 19:50:38 -0800
A dear friend just sent this to me. Just wanted to share. It is so important when we stay in the place of Prayer. Lord, help us to stay faithful and give us strength and grace to stay the course!! I have erased some of the email addresses because I don't know if she wanted this going out all over the internet but just sharing with you guys.This made me think of Goshen! CrystalTHIS IS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL WITNESSES I HAVE EVER SEEN OF THE POWER OF PRAYER AND THE PROTECTION OF GOD FOR HIS PEOPLE
This is from Pastor Joe Sweet, Lancaster, Ca.
I have some very good friends in the Philippines who sent this to me last night. It is a POWERFUL testimony to God’s grace in answering prayer and His protection from devastation. We must learn from this to be prepared for what is to come on the USA. “My House shall be called a House of Prayer”
Forwarding to you attached satellite picture by project noah "(nationwide operational assessments of hazards) of the dept of science and technology of the super typhoon yolanda AS IT CAME UPON NEGROS. PLEASE LOOK AT THE "V-CUT" IN THE PIE AS IF IT IS A SLICE OF A CAKE. What do you see beneath that "v-cut" in the clear? Right in the center is the CITY OF BACOLOD, BESIDE IT SILAY CITY, Bago, part of Cadiz, etc.
This picture humbles us immensely. We have a pictorial evidence of the PRAYER SHIELD that was declared by the prayer chain in Bacolod. Look at the other satellite photos of the sypertyphoon. The scope of its furty was supposed to cover the entire visayas. We were declared under signal no. 4, then no. 3, then 1. But Bacolod, Bago, Silay (where we have networks of houses of prayer) where MARKEDLY SPARED. Northern negros was devastated. Norther Negros has not set up houses of prayer despite our challenge. Many of its cities were too busy to accommodate us in our offered seminars. Several times we offered to hold seminars, but we were repeatedly declined. Only two accepted, and still no houses of prayer were set up.
DUMAGUETE SET UP A SERIOUS HOUSE OF PRAYER and it was spared.
In the home base of NIHOP in Bacolod, we text blasted the prayer for the angels of God to arrest yolanda at the perimeters, the gates, and the borders of our city. Each house of prayer for each city was to pray for its area (AFTER THE DIVINE COUNCIL POLICY OF ONE LAMPSTAND FOR ONE CITY).
As it happened, Yolanda almost gently passed us by in Bacolod. (The weatherman explained that a "miracle" happened because the eye of the storm SKIPPED US, and we were affected only by the tail or sidewinds. THE FURIOUS WINDS AND RAINS COULD NOT ENTER OUR "SAR" (SPIRITUAL AREA OF RESPONSIBILITY") . We literally cried in thanks to God for his answer to prayer and His honoring the prophetic word given in His Name.
(We are pondering the state of beloved Roxas City.)
The worst we had was a few gusty winds that toppled some teetering trees. We had moderate winds. Electricity was cut off as a precaution only. But electricity returned to us in 6 hours. Zero casualty. No dead, no injured. Only displaced people living as squatters in the riverbanks and other flood prone areas, but no massive destruction. In the evening, people went out to eat in Jollibees Restaurant and MCDO Restaurant.
THIS TO US UNDERSCORES THAT THE EXHORTATION OF THE PROPHETS TO SET UP HOUSES OF PRAYER WHICH MUST OPERATE PROPHETICALLY SHOULD NOT BE IGNORED. it must be implemented with serious urgency. Together with the School of the Prophets. Houses of Prayer must operate prophetically!
WE HAVE VERY LITTLE TIME LEFT TO GET OUR ACT TOGETHER! THIS IS A DRY RUN OF THE INTENSIFIED BIRTH PAINS LEADING TO THE TRIBULATION PERIOD! Without prophetic houses of prayer, there is no protection for our cities and communities. We weep for Tacloban! This is a VERY SOFT BUT VERY REVEALING dry run to the birthpains, the tribulation period, when there is no communication, no water, no food, no roads, no stores, no houses remaining standing, no hope of help except God.
We urge everyone to heed the call seriously - HOUSES OF PRAYER WITHOUT FURTHER DELAY. SCHOOL OF PROPHETS! To the God who answers prayer in obedience to His will, to the Spirit of Jesus who is the Spirit of prophecy - be all the glory honor and praise!!!!