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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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Healed inside out

Imagine: You are 15 years old, and living just like any other teen-ager. You have school, you have friends, you have dreams. You dream that 10 years from now, you are already a doctor or a lawyer or a teacher. You think of your family and it drives you all the more to pursue your…

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JILCW opens its first non-Filipino church in Uganda

“To bring all peoples to the kingdom of the Living God regardless of race, status, belief and religious affiliations through the saving, healing, delivering, and transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ” This has always been our mission, the very reason why our church, the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW), exists. For almost 41…

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JIL Pampanga conducts equipping program for leaders

Last June 12, 2019, Jesus Is Lord Church Pampanga held its victorious Leadership Equipping Program at LausGroup Event Center Dolores, City of San Fernando. More than 2,200 church pastors, coordinators, life group leaders, and church workers from different chapters of Jesus Is Lord Church Pampanga participated the program. With the theme “Called to Make a…

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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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One in Christ’s SUFFERING

I want to know Christ—yes, to know the power of his resurrection and participation in his sufferings, becoming like him in his death, (Philippians 3:10) When it comes to the fullness of life found in Christ, it is easy to say, “I am one in Christ.” But when it comes to taking up His cross—when…

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One in Christ’s MIND

You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24) Several…

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One in Christ’s HEART

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another. (John 13:34-35) If we would follow the trail of Jesus’ footsteps, these are what we would see: from heaven to…

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One in Christ’s VISION

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6) We all have our goals and dreams, bucket lists and to-do lists, envisioned life and future. Those are well and good, but have we…

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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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Together, for God and Country

The Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW)’s Statement on the Recently-concluded Elections As a church with the dictum GOD and COUNTRY, the Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide (JILCW) has always been praying for good governance and righteous leadership, and for this election, God specifically answered us by giving us three victories: the come-from-behind win of…

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ON MARRIAGE AND EQUALITY: The Jesus Is Lord Church Worldwide’s (JILCW) Position on Same-Sex Marriage

“To bring all peoples to the kingdom of the Living God regardless of race, status, belief and religious affiliation through the saving, healing, delivering and transforming power of the Lord Jesus Christ” – the JILCW mission statement, emphasis added With a firm belief that all are created in the very image of God and, also,…

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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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