Hello dear readers. :) Before you react to my post today, let me first make it clear that true Prophets are are NOT soothsayers, fortunetellers, or clairvoyants. Rather, they are God’s mouthpieces to his chosen people.
A prophet’s primary function in the Old Testament was to serve as God’s representative or ambassador by communicating God’s word to His people. True prophets never spoke on their own authority or shared their personal opinions, but rather delivered the message God Himself gave them.
Several texts make this explicit. God promised Moses, “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” (Exod. 4:12). God assured Moses, “I will raise up for [my people] a prophet like you . . . and I will put my words in his mouth. He will tell them everything I command him” (Deut. 18:18). The Lord said to Jeremiah, “I have put my words in your mouth” (Jer 1:9). God commissioned Ezekiel by saying, “You must speak my words to them” (Ezek. 2:7). And many of the OT prophetic books begin with the words, “The word of the LORD that came to . . .” (Hos. 1:2; Joel 1:1; Micah 1:1; Zeph. 1:1; cf. Jonah 1:1). Amos claimed, “This is what the LORD says” (Amos 1:3).
As I have mentioned in my many previous entries, Kap meets a diverse group of people via his favorite sport: tennis. One day after coming home from a game, he announced that we were invited to an informal dinner at the home of someone he just recently met, and for me to block it out in our calendar. This wasn’t out of the ordinary as Kap is very charismatic. People take an instant liking to him & he always gets invited here & there. Of course, thoughtful & loving husband that he is, he seeks to always include me and takes me along as his plus one whenever permitted, lol.
I was pretty excited for the scheduled dinner because this guy, Ernie Lopez (of ABS-CBN publishing), I have watched in Amazing Race Asia several seasons ago (they actually belonged to the first Asia season) so I was naturally curious about him, his life – like what happened na to him after his very short TV stint (they were eliminated first, lol). Plus I am always eager to meet Kap’s interesting friends, they make for good company & never a dull moment with his interesting mix of acquaintances from all corners of the world & stations in life.
It was then that we were told that it wasn’t an ordinary dinner, but a prophet was visiting the country from Israel & that we were one of the chosen few that had God directed Ernie to invite into his home for the reading.
Normally, I am really careful when it comes to prophets. There are so many false prophets claiming so many things that you can’t fault me to take caution. So while our tablemates were being called one by one by Pastor Michael Nasrallah for a one-on-one session, I secretly googled the prophet’s name, and he & his ministry seemed legit. Still, I didn’t think too much of it. Best case, I’d listen to him & nod a few times to be polite -to him & of course to our host.
Now I intimated that Kap has just recently met Ernie on the tennis court. They’ve been casual friends maybe 2 months max, so there wasn’t much chance for them to get to know each other in the personal level & outside the court. Ernie doesn’t know anything about our family life & the Prophet didn’t know any of the people Ernie randomly invited. It’s not like he was given a list or background info on all the guests.
Kap & I were midway into our dessert when Pastor Mike came into the dining room & said he would like to speak to the couple in the room. We were among the last to arrive so I didn’t take notice & continued eating my yummy ice cream teehee, thinking the couple he was referring to were the ones who came ahead of us. Yun pala, we were the only couple there. Told ya Kap loves me too much. While those who were invited chose to go to the dinner alone, Kap was the only one who brought a plus one. :P
So we immediately stood up & followed Pastor Mike to the sprawling Lanai. He started with pleasantries & ice breakers. I am including the audio here to share with you. Let me just add that he was the one who suggested we record our conversation for review later on. Please forgive me for my repeated “Yes, yes, yes”, masyado akong namangha that I couldn’t help but make so much noise & assent along the way hehe.
To recap our reading:
1.) “You’ve been through the fire that’s why you are jolly, You’re still being tested & you’re coming out of the fire FREE. Nothing & no one can touch you because Jesus is with you.” Prior to the big turnabout in our lives that happened more or less 2 years ago, our family went through hardships for around 10 years. It is only now that we are relaxed & able to enjoy all that life has to offer.
2.) “You will gain back whatever was stolen from you by the people who betrayed you.” As you know, my blood relatives recently came after us hoping to gain something which is not rightfully theirs. They have crucified & robbed us not only financially, but also of peace & most of all dignity when they had us treated us common criminals.
3.) “You have a giving heart. You give fully to everybody & not expecting anything in return. You don’t care about yourselves.” True enough, we give with a happy heart, especially Kap my Kap. <3
4.) “You need a vacation. Go the United States. But go to Israel after, God has an appointment for you in Jerusalem.” How timely that we are indeed planning on a US vacation next year in celebration of Kap’s 50th birthday & our 25th wedding anniversary. We would love to visit the Holy Land after.
5.) “Your children are in college now, Doctor, one of them is going to be? The oldest one, yeah?” Kap butts in that he is also a doctor, to which Pastor Mike says “No, no. You’re a businessman.” Kap & I looked at one another in surprise that Pastor Mike knew Ate was a doctor in the making. And that Kap is definitely NOT a doctor lol.
6.) “You are good parents. You are gifted & you have trained your children very well. Your children are protected even from their friends because you pray for them.” Amen. I know every parent thinks they know their children well. Lemme tell you, our kids have different personas when we are not around. I have hosted so many get togethers in our homes to know this. Peer pressure is real, and while it’s there, I’m happy that our children are protected from bad friends, wrong choices, and harmful vices. They know when to stay, and when to keep away. Thank you Lord. <3
7.) To me “Your hips the Lord is touching you & healing you tonight. Lately you have hardship & weariness coming to your belly & an ache in your bones. Tonight the Lord will touch you & break the generation’s curses, it will not come.” May be TMI but my monthly visitor was causing me so much pain in my lower back & abdomen that try moment. I felt relief immediately after he said this. I was especially grateful that the curse has been broken. I pray for happy & solid family lives for all my children, and also my nephews & nieces.
8.) “This is your husband forever. He WILL NOT look into another one & he will not betray you. You’ve been lover from school graduation to college. You will always be together. It is because of your love for one another that you have made it through your experience.” Dito ako kinilabutan. Kap & I started dating during our senior high school & we have been together since. The fact that he affirmed what I already knew of my husband showed divine intervention.
9.) “You’ve been through a lot, you’ve been tested. You have deals to come & they try to bribe you & try to manipulate you, show you a different way but you refuse to be corrupted. For that God will bless you because you have been tested in your faith, the doors will be open to you. God has your back Jeff & Jane.” God is good all the time.
10.) “Nothing will cut you short, your blood pressure will be normal. In the name of Jesus, no stress for you. God is not adding responsibility that you cannot handle. Whatever you cannot handle, He is going to handle for you.” Kap is in the middle of something now that he is cooking up for the kids’ future. Of course, there are glitches & blocks along the way but this is certainly encouraging. Thank you Lord for Your goodness & Your mercies.
11.) “This is a new page, a new chapter in your lives. A new beginning in the books in you lives, a new adventure.” I look forward to a better & brighter future for us. Indeed, the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. We, as a family, have been experiencing so many new things these past 2 years, truly one for the books!
12.) “God has a good surprise for both of you. A lot & a property, a lot & a house is coming. You’re going to build that home, your dream home is coming. God is going to bless you.” Kap has always had this dream, a house by the sea which I believe in my heart God is already preparing for him. God really favors Kap because he is a Godly man & a good leader to me & the children.
13.) “You lost some members in your family recently? Your mama is proud of you & your reward in heaven is great for taking care of her.” To this, Kap starts to tear & your can hear him sniffing away. Awww, he misses his mama something big. </3
14.) I feel that this the wires somehow got crossed & this was meant for me since Kap is an only child: “The Lord is working on your sibling. He is going to give you consolation with your brother & sister before the end of this year got is going to let you come together. You are going to gather them because you have a good heart.” It is actually not my story to tell, but I do pray for peace & restoration for my brother & sister. And yes, before the year ends. I believe in God almighty.
15.) “You have a good heart & the Lord is validating you tonight. You are family oriented, you treat your employees like your own son or daughter.” He sees Kap as the man he is. <3 I pray that we will continue to be a source of blessings to others by God’s hand.
Michael and Jane Nasrallah are the founders of Unconditional Love Ministries, an Apostolic and Prophetic teaching ministry called to bring reconciliation to the body of the Messiah Jesus and intimacy with the Father. They minister with the Father’s heart and a strong prophetic anointing, breaking generations of bondage and setting the captive free.
The couple has been happily married for 16 years and team together in ministries across the nations, carrying a Davidic anointing of a Psalmist, They live in Jerusalem, Israel where they bring God’s love to all people groups and comfort to those who mourn in Zion.
Pastor Mike & his wife Jane try to come to the Philippines at least twice a year for their prophetic & anointment ministries. If you would like to meet them, you may email Jane at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a group or home visit. And no, there is no charge. God’s message is free to all who would listen. <3