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Thursday, 27 November 2014 00:00

All is set for all Christians in Zamboanga City as they prepare to participate in the national worship grand celebration of the JESUS REIGNS at the Zamboanga City Coliseum in Tetuan for the first time. There will be 82 provinces in the Philippines that will to rise up as one body in exalting the name of Jesus in  a festive mood.

Zamboanga City will be joined by Zamboanga Sibugay as one force it termed locally as JESUS REIGNS IN ZAMBOANGA PENINSULA. The program will start at 1pm with a 'Call For An Assembly'. There will be a blowing of the Shofar, singing of Praise and Worship songs, and a parade around the city with floats, bands, street tambourine dancing, for God's glory. Converging back to the Coliseum for the dinner at 5-6pm, an extravagant worship will highlight this event, through singing, dancing, special presentations until 10pm.

This praise movement started in the New Year’s Eve of 2012 at Cebu City with a vision by Gina Osmeña. She saw people marching, bringing banners of the name of the town they represent, streamers that has the attributes of God with no emphasis of any church, denomination and establishment, and a helicopter hovering around the sky bannering the name of Jesus. The vision revealed a grand worship concert and a fireworks display showing the names of God capping the event on November 30, 2012 as the date of when the vision should take place.

She shared it then to her husband on the same day she got the revelation and he was dumbfounded, not only to the magnitude of the event pictured to him, but also to the needed finances it will require, since they believe in doing things by faith (no giving out of solicitation letters). But believing in the Lord so much and having a big faith that it is from Him, she, with her husband’s support, was positive that God would carry it through and that God will make all things possible for His Name. True enough, confirmations from the Lord followed after a certain period of time since the vision was birthed to her. One of these was the affirmation of her pastor and confirmations from pastors in Cebu. With much prayer then, she took a step of obedience to the call of God.

God proved it was His event as He also provided for the title. Initially, different titles popped out to name the event when suddenly the name “JESUS REIGNS” came through. The lady asked for a verse from the Lord to confirm if the said title comes from Him. She was able to read the verses in Psalm 47: 8-9 which says, “God reigns over the nations; God sits upon His holy throne. The princes and nobles of the peoples are gathered together, a [united] people for the God of Abraham, for the shields of the earth belong to God; He is highly exalted.”

God was truly pleased in the heavenlies with the obedience of His children by holding the JESUS REIGNS celebration in Cebu. It was the week after the event that the typhoon Pablo which was forecast ed to enter Cebu province at that time, then changed course.

With good feedback and nudges from people who attended the JESUS REIGNS 2012, she was encouraged to repeat it in 2013. Not trusting oh her own will and on its success, she inquired from God  to hold another celebration.  God told her, “I want you to hold a simultaneous JESUS REIGNS celebration in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao on November 30 this year.” Then God gave her a verse in Jeremiah 18:15 which says, “Yet My people have forgotten Me; they burn incense to false gods, they have been caused to stumble in their ways and in the ancient roads, to walk in bypaths, in a way not graded and built up [not on a highway],” .

Then came April of the same year, she inquired again of the Lord if she was to do another JESUS REIGNS and God gave her the verse in 1 Peter 2:9 which says, “But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own[a]purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” Lo, the second JESUS REIGNS celebration was held simultaneously in Tondo, Manila in Luzon, Cebu in Visayas and General Santos City in Mindanao in November 30, 2013.

Just as God directed her in the past two years to stage JESUS REIGNS for the unification of the body of Christ,  the servant of the Lord received another direction to conduct it this year on November 30, 2014. As she was reading her Bible during one of her devotional times, the Lord brought her to Exodus 5:1 which states, “Afterward Moses and Aaron went to Pharaoh and said, “This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Let my people go, so that they may hold a festival to me in the wilderness.’ (NIV). And then God asked her: “Do you see a festival in honor of my name in this nation?”  And the Lord said: “Challenge the 82 provinces to hold a simultaneous JESUS REIGNS celebration on November 30 this year.” Lo and behold, there will be 82 provinces that will glorify and honor God thru Jesus Christ.

The local organizer is calling all Jesus Christ believers to join and exalt His name together. To be identified as a supporter, participants are encouraged to wear the official Jesus Reigns t-shirt which is available at Design Essentials in Canelar for only P100 and P75 each. For Zamboanga Peninsula details, contact 0917-722-2950 or  jesusreignsphilippines@gmail.com

By Dante Corteza