|Revival Shakes Philippines School
25 July 2005
CBN.com – Have you ever heard of a Revival happening at an entire school? Well, it did, recently, in the Philippines.
On February 18 at a Christian school in the Philippines, children were down on their knees, deep in prayer. It started in a 4th grade classroom during regular morning devotions. Suddenly, students fell on their knees and were consumed with a spirit of intense prayer that eventually spread throughout the whole school.
School chaplain, Pastor Emilio Henares, said the experience was ‘a first’ for Destiny Christian Academy.
He explained, "The presence of God was unusually strong, in such a way that many kids started to repent. Kids, maybe 6- years-old, started to prophesy. Many of them started to see visions. As in Acts, Chapter 2, where it says, ‘In the last days, I will pour out my Spirit and your sons and daughters shall prophesy. Your young men shall see visions; your old men shall see dream dreams.’"
Some of the kids from Destiny Christian Academy who say the Holy Spirit visited them in February spoke with CBN News.
Nine-year-old John Algora, who is in the 5th grade, said, "I saw Satan and God fighting for me. Satan said, 'He's my child. He's not yours.' God said, 'No. He's mine, I created him.'"
Johnny Dubouzet is a 14-year-old in his third year of high school. "I saw this vision. Fire came down from heaven and struck this church. The fire spread, and tidal waves of flame consumed the city. People just started to weep, to repent of their sins."
Apart from seeing visions, the children said they received messages from God.
Jeroel Lyble, 15, said, "God was saying to me - if you are ashamed of Me, I will be ashamed of you in Heaven. God was saying to me that I should speak up, I should be a voice."
According to the school’s teachers, the students' performance in school has remarkably improved since that significant day.
"They became more obedient,” said Destiny Christian Academy teacher, Cleffe Limsiaco. “Now, they are excellent in every way inside the learning center. They have better grades now. And in our devotions, they became more hungry for the Lord."
Henares told us, "God is using these children because they have nothing to lose, they have nothing to prove, they have no reputation to protect; they are just in love with Jesus."
By Jay Esteban and Lucille Talusan- CWNews
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