More Revelation of the Philippine Trip
Oct 29, 2013
The pastors conference in Lake Sebu, Mindanao, Philippines, was identified as the ninth sign of Elisha when Felipe told me that I would have to feed a hundred pastors on Nov. 14 and 15. This sign of Elisha is found in 2 Kings 4:43, where the attendant asked, “What, shall I set this before a hundred men?”
It is not every day that I have the privilege of feeding a hundred men. Let me think…. No, I don’t recall ever doing that.
November 14 is the 318th day of the year. In late January 2011 the man calling himself Abriel said that the dinar would revalue at 318, but did not explain if this was a date, rate, day of the year, or something else. You can read my original posting of this story here:
No doubt, then, November 14 is significant to the ninth sign of Elisha, which I believe is to be fulfilled through the revaluation of the Iraqi dinar. Of course, whether this happens at this time or not, I believe that November 14 is directly connected in some way to the ninth sign of Elisha, simply because it is the time to feed a hundred men (pastors). We should be on alert, then, so that we may understand the events as they happen.
The ninth sign of Elisha has its corresponding New Testament story in John 6, where Jesus fed the 5,000 men (plus women and children). In that story, He first asked Philip (Felipe) if they should feed them before sending them away. Philip answered, “Two hundred denarii (the Greek word for dinars) is not sufficient for them, for everyone to receive a little” (John 6:7). Number 200 is the biblical number for “insufficiency.”
The Spanish word for money is dinero.
It seems that we are seeing a combination of the two stories, one from the Old Testament and the other from the New Testament. We are to feed a hundred men, as Elisha, but Philip (Felipe) is the one who has organized this conference in the Philippines. Take note that Jesus did not really feed the 5,000. He broke the bread and gave it to the pastors (disciples), who then fed the 5,000 (Matthew 14:19). This was similar to the story in 2 Kings, where Elisha told the attendant to feed the hundred men (2 Kings 4:43).
Later in John 6, when Jesus explains the meaning of feeding the 5,000, He identifies Himself as the true Bread, which had to be broken in order to feed the world. This means the disciples had to follow His example and be willing to be “broken bread” as well in order to identify with Him as the body of Christ and feed the world.
Three of the gospel accounts of this story make a point of telling us that there was “the grass” (Matthew 14:19), “green grass” (Mark 6:39), and “much grass” (John 6:10). Last year when I went on my green juice fast, we connected it to the green grass, because it was a bit like drinking grass for eight days.
So feeding the 5,000 spoke of His death, and gathering up the fragments spoke of His resurrection, “that nothing may be lost” (John 6:12). This is interpreted in John 6:39, “that of all that He has given Me I lose nothing, but raise it up on the last day.”
So feeding the 5,000 spoke of His death, and gathering the leftovers spoke of His resurrection. When Jesus afterward went up into the mountain to pray, His actions prophesied of His ascension to heaven, where, as the great High Priest, He has made intercession for us (Hebrews 7:24, 25). Meanwhile, however, He has sent us into the world, where we experience the storm of tribulation.
The disciples found themselves trapped in a storm, and Jesus then walked on the water to them. Matthew’s account tells us that Peter went out to meet Him (Matthew 14:29). This is obviously prophetic of the second coming of Christ. Jesus spoke of the ten virgins in Matthew 25:6, “come out to meet Him.” Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 that we will be “caught up… to meet the Lord.” Like Peter, we will go out to meet Him and escort Him to the earth, rather than return to heaven with Him, as is commonly believed.
Anyway, it appears that at Lake Sebu we will not only feed the hundred pastors, but we will also see the next sign in John, where Jesus walks on the water. These two signs go together, and so the meetings will be held on two days.
It occurred to us that Lake Sebu is like the Sea of Galilee when Jesus walked on the water. In researching Lake Sebu, I found that its size is given as 360 hectares. The number 360, as Ron has so often mentioned, is a full 360-degree circle. Galilee itself means “circuit,” or circle.
Other forms of the name Sebu are Cebu and Zebu, but they all mean the same thing. Cebuano is the language that they speak. Some intercessor friends who live not far from Cebu in the Philippines sent me this link today:
"Cebuano" comes from the root word "Cebu," the Spanish version of the original name "Sugbo," which most probably comes from the verb "sugbo," meaning "to walk in the water." In the old days, the shores of the Cebu port were shallow, so travellers coming from the sea had to wade in the water to get to dry land.
That sounds like the sign in John 6, where Jesus walked on the water as if it were shallow.
Perhaps this explains why it is a two-day conference. It seems to represent both signs in John. First we feed the multitude and then Christ comes to us walking on the water. This second sign has to do with the second coming of Christ, so I expect Christ to show up by His Spirit in some unusual way.
All in all, I am expecting an eventful trip. We are scheduled to leave a week from today.
We will be staying and teaching in Maitum as well. If you are interested in reading a short article about Maitum, here is a link:
Dr. Stephen Jones