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We join the Filipino nation in commemorating the National Bible Week.

Now more than ever, we must put our faith in the restorative power of God’s Word. Let us take hold of the life compass given to us so that we remain bold, resilient, and faith-filled amid the challenges of the year. For more details on the National Bible Week celebration, visit the link below: bible.org.ph/nationalbiblemonth21…

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2021 is the YEAR OF GOD’S TRIUMPHANT HOPE

2021 is the YEAR OF GOD’S TRIUMPHANT HOPE, the fulfillment of God’s agenda—in our personal life, in our family, in the JIL Church Worldwide, in our nation, and in the world. We declare victories and breakthroughs for JIL members and their respective families, along with the surpassing peace and unbreakable joy from God. We declare…

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The Great Escape, the Blessed Hope

By Bishop Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva Many are reported missing all over the world. Drivers suddenly vanish; vehicles on land, water and air collide against each other. Many people are rushed to hospitals due to accidents or mishaps. Medical people are in great panic as they attend to countless emergency patients while recovering from the…

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Bad Times? Something good can come out of this!

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways we live–including how we serve in the Lord’s ministry. But even if there are physical restrictions, our being fishers of men cannot be deterred. For Sis. Maricris Pammit of JIL San Isidro, Cabuyao, Laguna and Sis. Karylle Cabugatan of JIL Peace Village/Inarawan and Pinugay, Antipolo City, sharing the…

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JIL Netherlands pioneer receives royal honors from the Dutch monarch

Sis. Avelina Rodriguez-Baxa of JIL Netherlands received the “Lid van Oranje Nassau” (Member of the Order of the House of Orange) medal last April 24, 2020, which was presented by the Mayor of South Holland province Johan Remkes on behalf of King Willem of the Netherlands. She was one of the three Filipinos to receive…

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God has Other Plans

A Testimony by Sis. Gi Laurel-Emas Karlo and I have been married for eight years. We have made a conscious decision to wait to have children because of what was happening in the different aspects of our lives for the past seven years. But finally, last summer, after much prayer, we decided to start trying…

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Revival during JIL WUSA’S Vision Casting and WIN Summit 2020

“Vision 300 by 2020 and beyond!” That was the battle cry of everyone who attended the JIL West USA (JIL WUSA)’s Vision Casting and WIN Summit last January 23-25, 2020 held at JIL San Diego, CA. On the first day of the event, the vision of JIL WUSA’s pastors and leaders was renewed, instilling in…

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Around 3,000 OFWs participate in JIL Taiwan’s Leadership Conference 2020

TAICHUNG CITY – While the Taiwanese community celebrates the Lunar Chinese New Year, and even amidst the novel coronavirus outbreak, around 3000 Overseas Filipino Workers from different cities and counties of Taiwan flocked to the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC) Auditorium in Taichung City for the Jesus is Lord Taiwan (JIL TW) Leadership Conference 2020…

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Jesus Is Lord Church Hong Kong Leadership Conference 2020

Nearly 7,000 people attended JIL Hong Kong’s Leadership Conference last January 26, 2020 at the Queen Elizabeth Stadium in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. An annual event, the leaders and workers of JIL Hong Kong congregate every Chinese New Year season to be empowered and, also, to receive the fresh infilling of the Holy Spirit. The…

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More than 6000 people flock JIL UAE’s 17th anniversary celebration

Over six thousand members and guests congregated at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (ADNEC) last August 23, 2019 to participate in the 17th anniversary celebration of JIL UAE. The venue’s three halls were jam-packed with Filipinos and non-Filipinos alike, all eager to hear God’s message through keynote speaker, JIL Founder and incumbent Deputy Speaker…

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Two high-impact gatherings of Central Operations Region 6

Central Operation’s (CenOp) Region 6 continues to strengthen its networks with its high-impact gatherings, particularly the “Kristiyanong Kabataan para sa Bayan (KKB) Empowerment” held last July 28 and the “Young-Adults Network (Y-AN) Hangouts” held last August 21, which were both held in Calamba City. School Outreaches Eight hundred (800) young people from Cavite and Laguna…

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2,443 OFWs attend JIL Taiwan Leadership Conference 2019

The Jesus Is Lord (JIL) Church – Taiwan’s Leadership Conference this 2019, dubbed as “Changemaker,” became a life-changing experience for its more than 2,400 participants. It was empowering spiritually, emotionally, and physically. The conference was held last February 5-7, 2019 at the Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation (AIDC), Taichung, Taiwan through the leadership and guidance of…

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I am DEVOTED; I am prepared for eternity.

Let no debt remain outstanding, except the continuing debt to love one another, for whoever loves others has fulfilled the law. (Romans 13:8) Are we devoted to God? If we say yes to this, then we should also be devoted to others: family, friends, relatives, neighbors, classmates, officemates, even strangers. How can we claim to…

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I am CONSECRATED; I am prepared for eternity.

Joshua told the people, “Consecrate yourselves, for tomorrow the LORD will do amazing things among you.” (Joshua 3:5) Waiting for the Israelites was a miracle beyond their imagination: the waters of the Jordan River would stop flowing and would stand up like a wall so they could cross it on dry ground. But for them…

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One in Christ’s LOVE

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. (Romans 5:8) That we are one in Christ is a gift founded on this: Christ’s love. Because had He not—out of love—come down from heaven to earth, become like us, shed His blood, and sacrificed His…

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One in Christ’s RESURRECTION

I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. (John 11:25-26) We will all die. Our heart will stop to beat. Our breath will be extinguished. Our body will rot. We will die… but only…

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One in Christ’s BODY

But in fact God has arranged the parts in the body, every one of them, just as he wanted them to be. If they were all one part, where would the body be? As it is, there are many parts, but one body. (1 Corinthians 12:18-20) Each of us is unique, fulfilling different roles and…

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One in Christ’s HOLINESS

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. (Romans 12:1) Ours is a personal God. That is why we draw near to Him and connect to Him in worship. But while that…

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One in Christ’s SERVICE

Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. (John 13:14-15) If the One who is above all, who is the Most High King, stooped down and became the least…

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One in Christ’s WILL

For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother. (Mark 3:35) Christianity is not just being but, also, doing. While we are saved not by works but by faith, the genuineness of our faith is tested through our actions. Do we live according to God’s commands, follow His voice,…

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One in Christ’s POWER

You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. (1 John 4:4) Turned water into wine. Multiplied the bread and the fish. Walked on water. Calmed raging storms. Healed multitudes of sick people. Raised the dead to…

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One in Christ’s CHARACTER

Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are his dear children. (Ephesians 5:1) To call ourselves Christians is one thing, to be called Christians is another. It means being recognized by others as Christians. It means that we are being true to our label, that we are living out the testimony, that we…

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Be still

Tough times had hit us in the past week. Super typhoon Rolly whipped the nation last October 31st leaving blown-off roofs, causing flash floods, power outages, damage to infrastructure, blocked roads, almost 400 thousand evacuees, and even some dead people due to catastrophic winds and rains. Rolly hit the main Luzon Island particularly Catanduanes, Albay…

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Salamat po, Sis. Dory

At 5:50pm today, we have lost a spiritual mother, a competent teacher, a prayer warrior, and a model of faith. After going through fatal arrhythmia secondary to septic shock, Ate Dory is now resting in the arms of her Maker and Savior. She is now face to face with the God she served all these…

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PRAY FOR DAVAO

Yesterday night, a blast killed 14 people and left 60 wounded, at the very least. My fellow Filipinos, that blast was surely heard by God. But I believe that more than the booming sound, His ears are pierced by the cries of the casualties and the wails of the bereaved. Therefore, I am calling out…

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STORMS

Devastating. That is probably the word that would best describe what storms are. With their violent winds, deafening thunders, and hard-pouring rains, we can easily foretell the destruction they bring—overwhelming floods, damaged crops, and, worst, ruined lives. They linger for days and their impact, for weeks, even months. And when one finally ends, another one…

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ROADS

Paved or swampy, wide or cramped, flat or steep, smooth or rough. Which kind of road do you usually take? Daily life includes inevitable encounters with roads: when we take our kids to school, eat out with friends, conduct business, or even as simple as when we buy from the sari-sari store. Our day-to-day activities…

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SUMMER

We are at that season of the year when we feel that we are elbow to elbow with the equator. With the sun’s scorching heat against our skin, large and heavy beads of sweat trickle down our foreheads—even when we are steady and still, in front of a giant electric fan! The irony, however, is…

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FEET

If you would look at his feet, you would probably feel your insides lurch and belch. Because his feet, well, his feet are dirty and grimy, callused and bruised. You see, he was but a simple man. A carpenter. And simple men just walked—on dusty streets, on muds and puddles, with no shoes on. But…

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Love Letters

I recognized his handwriting instantly, so much so that I laughed remembering how awkwardly a pen fits in his hands. I recognized his words, so much so that I felt my heart skip as I imagined his voice whispering those to my ears. I recognized it all, so much so that I imagined his face,…

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THE SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Greetings of joy to all Filipinos and all Philippine-loving people! With all the bright lanterns, colorful decorations, and cheerful carols filling the streets, it is undeniable that we are in that season when hearts are warm even though the air is cool. Christmas. That time of the year when we seem to be most generous–not…

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Declaring His Liberating Peace, Exalting Jesus

Bro. Eddie Villanueva The whole world is in chaos. The Global Peace Index of 2016 tells us that terrorism is at an all-time high, battle deaths from conflict are at a 25-year high, and the number of refugees and displaced people are at a 60-year high. As if those were not enough to confound us,…

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DECLARING HIS ABOUNDING PROVISIONS, EXALTING JESUS

Bro. Eddie Villanueva Greetings of joy—especially to every father there is! This month, we are celebrating the strength of a father—a strength that is determined not by the tenacity of his muscles, but by the great love he has for his family. Reality dictates that sheer power will be exhausted, but not love. In the…

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Declaring His Devoted Tenderness, Exalting Jesus

Bro. Eddie Villanueva Peace and blessings to all! If there is one love that can be the closest approximation of the love of God here on earth, I would say it is the love of parents. And because this month is when we celebrate motherhood, I would like to especially honor them who wake up…

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DECLARING HIS SUPREME AUTHORITY, EXALTING JESUS

Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva Salutations to all Filipinos and, also, to all Philippine-loving people! I have always been a fighter. When capitalist owners tried to suppress the rights of labor workers, I fought. When hospital administrators refused to admit a gravely wounded patient, I fought. When notorious syndicates attempted to grab various lands in my…

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DECLARING HIS SELFLESS SERVICE, EXALTING JESUS

Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva Solemn greetings to my kababayans! Marx, Lenin, and Mao Tse-Tung. My exposure to their teachings and principles gave me the courage to fight against grinding poverty and rampant injustice that have been shackling the masang Pilipino. And yet, if there was one message that has revolutionized my life, it would not…

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DECLARING HIS AUTHENTIC LOVE, EXALTING JESUS

Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva Heartfelt greetings to everyone! We are again in the month of the year where flowers, chocolates, and stuffed toys fill shops and stalls. While the law of supply and demand dictates that their prices are significantly higher at this time of the year than in any other season, they are still…

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DECLARING HIS VICTORY, EXALTING JESUS

Bro. Eddie C. Villanueva Greetings of peace and blessing to all my kababayans! My heart aches every time I see a fellowman in need. As a reader of Mao Tse-Tung, this brought me to the streets to rally for the cause of the poor and marginalized. But as a Christian, this has brought me to…

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