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C4I Philippines hosts special conference

editor - 27 September 2018

On September 5-6, 2018, Christians for Israel (C4I) Philippines hosted a Special Conference on “Israel, End-times and the Second Coming” at the Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (APTS), Baguio City, Philippines. Rev. Willem J.J. Glashouwer, president, Christians for Israel International and Rev. Conrado Lumahan, director, Christians for Israel Philippines were the speakers. There were 226 bishops, Bible College presidents and instructors, district superintendents and district presbytery members, pastors and church leaders who attended this conference from 15 provinces all over the Philippines.

Here is some of the God-glorifying and heart-warming feedback we received from participants:

Rev. Dr. Edilberto Cruz, president of Clark Bible College remarks: “The conference has enlightened us more on the dealings of God to the nation of Israel and has inspired us more to pray and stand in solidarity with the people of Israel.”

Rev. Dr. Eva Garcia, president, Luzon Bible College and a University professor says, “I’m amazed how God work in the thoughts of the speakers to delve the deepest insights about Israel. I really appreciate the learnings I got about Israel.” In addition, Rev. Rey Bernardes, a pastor of a Philippine congregation in California writes: “The Israel Conference… opened my spiritual understanding of God’s purpose and plan through Israel in these end times.  I was particularly impacted by how pivotal Jerusalem is to the history of Christianity… My faith and vision have been sharpened and focused by my attendance at this Conference.” 

Rev. Elmer Miguel, district superintendent of the Assemblies of God writes: “The down-to-heart Spirit-filled revelation of Isaiah 43 of Rev. Willem J.J. Glashouwer and the exegesis on Romans 9:4-5 of Rev. Lumahan have both pierced my heart that day. While still contemplating these truths on how God gave such unique place of Israel in His heart, Dr. Lumahan came over and advised me to lead a prayer, a prayer of repentance-for our hardness of heart toward the Jewish People, and I repented! It was a life-changing truth and experience that gave me a new strength to face the challenges of the end times and becoming more committed to greater harvest of souls as the Second Coming of our Lord Jesus Christ draws nearer and nearer. God bless Israel, God bless Philippines!

Rev. Dionesio Patricio testifies: “Glory be to God for the opportunity to lead the prayer of repentance of the sin of replacement theology…. I thank God for the forgiveness and from now on I declare blessings for the Jews.” Bishop Paul Baguitay observes, “God’s presence was greatly manifested as we pray and declare the Prayer of Agreement for the peace of Jerusalem… with a repentant prayer for not realizing the sin of anti-Semitism. God’s presence was felt as we unite ourselves regardless of denominations….” He even says, “We look forward to partner with C4I for such as time as this.” 


Rev. Willem awarded Aliyah Certificates, assisted by Pastor Conrado to four of the eight churches and individuals who helped bring Jews to Israel. C4I Philippines also handed over US$2,000 to Rev. Willem to bring Jews from Ukraine and India to Israel. After the interdenominational conference, some other ministers and churches pledged to start collecting funds for Aliyah. They want to be a part of the fulfillment of God’s word when the Sovereign LORD says: “See, I will beckon to the Gentiles, I will lift up my banner to the peoples; they will bring your sons in their arms and carry your daughters on their shoulders” (Isaiah 49:22 NIV).


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