I am not afraid to speak my mind and sometimes I need to get things off my chest. Also because God has put it on my heart to speak the truth in love. I want it to be known that I love the Philippines, it is a wonderful country full of hospitality and beauty. My wife is a Filipina and marrying her is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life. However I need to say this.
There is a huge spiritual battle taking place in that country right now. I thought the portrayal of homosexuals in the media and how they are lifted up here in North America was bad. It is even more so in the Philippines and getting worse everyday. From a transsexual comedian called Vice Ganda to having a transsexual beauty contest during a noon hour show. These people are lifted up as top entertainers and role models by the media there. From there it flows out into Filipino society. It is an abomination to God. The bible says that Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people. Proverbs 14:34. Unless the Philippines repents and turns away From sin, not just homosexuality, but also corruption and the treatment of the less fortunate,the nation will continue to be hit with more disasters.
But at the same time I never seen a nation that is so open to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Word of God is displayed openly and people are not offended when you talk to them about salvation. Churches are growing and God is raising up a mighty army in the midst of that nation. The Philippines has a chance to become a great nation that can touch the nations, but it will only happen when the nations leaders repent and`denounce sin and corruption. I pray for my beloved wife`s homeland everyday and weep over the mockery that the devil is trying to shove in God`s face. Pray for the Philippines and the continued move of God there. Pray for people like Vice Ganda and others that they meet Jesus Christ and be transformed into His image. Can a nation be changed in a day. Definitely, but only by prayer and repentance.