Population: 107,668,231 (July 2014 est.)
Ethnic groups: Tagalog 28.1%, Cebuano 13.1%, Ilocano 9%, Bisaya/Binisaya 7.6%, Hiligaynon Ilonggo 7.5%, Bikol 6%,
Waray 3.4%, other 25.3% (2000 census)
Religions: Catholic 82.9% (Roman Catholic 80.9%, Aglipayan 2%), Muslim 5%, Evangelical 2.8%, Iglesia ni Kristo 2.3%,
other Christian 4.5%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.6%, none 0.1% (2000 census)
On Saturday, November 13, 1999, at 0820hrs., the Lord gave the following word to Prophet Jonathan Hansen regarding the Philippines:
“Philippines, oh Philippines, why have you rejected me so mightily. Why have you fought me and my people?
You believe you have God. You believe you serve God, but what you have is a form of God - a religion that takes the place of Jesus Christ, and comes in his name. Christianity is not bringing idols into the church and neither is it bringing sorcery and the religions and spirits of the indigenous people into the church. A Christian is a follower of Jesus Christ, taught from the true Bible and obeying it, not the teachings of some of your pastors and priests that extort the teachings of Scriptures for manipulation and control of the people. Look to me, Jesus Christ, and I will set you free! Your religions are not going to help you, but they will control, use and finally damn you as I judge the spirits behind them and the whore. Come out of the polluted church, my people, to me with your whole heart. There are good churches and pastors. Look for them, find them and serve me. I will call many of you to also start the churches that are dedicated to serve me instead of the belly of the pastor or priest that fight me by controlling, manipulating, and raping my people.
Revolution is not the answer. War is not the answer. Fighting is not the answer.
The answer is found in me and me alone. The economies of the world are about to crash, and World War III will happen suddenly with nuclear attack on the United States, etc.
Turn to me NOW, not your government or economy, and get under my blood so the angels of destruction, plagues, disease and death pass over you.”
At 0912hrs. the prophecy continued:
“There will be a devastating earthquake as a sign of my prophet's message is from me, Jesus Christ, and then comes devastation unsurpassed in your history.”
History of Philippines:
The Philippine islands are an archipelago of over 7,000 islands lying about 500 miles (805 km) off the southeast coast of Asia. Ferdinand Magellan, the Portuguese navigator in the service of Spain, explored the Philippines in 1521. In 1543, a Spanish exploration party named the group of islands in honor of Prince Philip, who became Philip II of Spain. The Philippine Islands became a Spanish colony during the 16th century.
The Philippines were ceded to the U.S. by the Treaty of Paris in 1898 after the Spanish-American War. The Filipinos, led by Emilio Aguinaldo, declared their independence and initiated guerrilla warfare against U.S. troops. The fighting continued until Aguinaldo was captured in 1901.
The first U.S. civilian governor-general was William Howard Taft (1901-1904). The Jones Law in 1916 established a legislature composed of an elective Senate and House of Representatives. Under a constitution approved by the people of the Philippines in 1935, the Commonwealth of the Philippines came into being with Manuel Quezon y Molina as president.
On December 8, 1941, the islands were invaded by Japanese troops. Following the fall of forces under Gen. Douglas MacArthur at Bataan and Corregidor, Quezon instituted a government-in-exile that he headed until his death in 1944. He was succeeded by Vice President Sergio Osmeña. U.S. forces under MacArthur invaded the Philippines again in October 1944. After the liberation of Manila in February 1945, Osmeña re-established the government. On July 4, 1946 the Republic of the Philippines attained its independence.
The Philippines achieved full independence on July 4, 1946. Manuel A. Roxas y Acuna was elected its first president, succeeded by Elpidio Quirino (1948-1953), Ramon Magsaysay (1953-1957), Carlos P. Garcia (1957-1961), Diosdado Macapagal (1961-1965), and Ferdinand E. Marcos (1965-1986). Under Marcos, civil unrest broke out in opposition his despotic rule. Martial law was declared on September 21, 1972. Marcos proclaimed a new constitution that ensured his role as president. Martial law was officially lifted on January 17, 1981.
Ferdinand Marcos' rule ended in February 1986, when a "people power" movement in Manila ("EDSA 1") forced him into exile and installed Corazon Aquino as president. Her presidency survived several coup attempts.
In May 1992, Gen. Fidel Ramos was elected president. In September 1992, the U.S. Navy turned over the Subic Bay naval base to the Philippines, ending U.S. military presence on the islands.
In May 1998, Joseph Estrada was elected president. He was succeeded by his vice-president, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, in January 2001, after the Senate began proceedings to impeach Estrada on corruption charges and another "people power" movement ("EDSA 2") demanded his resignation.
Macapagal-Arroyo was elected as president in May 2004. Her presidency was marred by corruption allegations. A taped phone conversation between Arroyo and an election official seemed to suggest that she tried to use her power to influence the outcome.
The Philippine Government faces threats from several groups on the U.S. Government's Foreign Terrorist Organization list. Manila has waged a decades-long struggle against ethnic Moro insurgencies in the southern Philippines, which has led to on-again/off-again peace talks with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. The Moro National Liberation Front has fought a protracted war for an Islamic homeland on the island of Mindanao. Also, the New Peoples' Army insurgency operates through much of the country.
On June 24, 2006, President Arroyo signed a law abolishing the death penalty before she met with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican.
The government reached a deal in November 2007 with the Moro National Liberation Front that set boundaries for a Muslim homeland on Mindanao. The deal fell apart in August 2008 when fighting broke out between rebels and government troops after a Supreme Court ruling blocked the land deal.
In November 2008, President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo survived an impeachment attempt, the fourth such attempt in four years.
The government declared a state of emergency in November 2009 in the southern province of Maguindanao following the massacre of a group of 57 people who about to fill out election nomination forms for a local leader who was challenging Andal Ampatuan, Jr., in the race for provincial governor. Officials and relatives of the victims blamed Ampatuan's father, Andal Ampatuan, Sr., for organizing the attack. In February 2010, police arrested nearly 200 people, including both Ampatuans, in connection with the attack.
In May 2010, Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III, son of former president, Corazon Aquino, was elected president. Aquino campaigned on a promise to crack down on corruption.
The end of 2011 brought typhoon Typhoon Washi with winds gusting up to 90 kmh (56 mph). The deadly storm killed more than 1,200.
On May 29, 2012, the chief justice of the Philippine Supreme Court, Renato Corona, was removed from office after an impeachment trial and conviction for failure to declare $2.4 million. The vote marked the first time an upper level official has been impeached and removed through official channels.
In early August 2012, floods submerged Manila and its suburbs. At least 250,000 people were evacuated. Typhoon Bopha hit the southern Philippines in early December 2012. Almost 400,000 people had to evacuate to temporary centers or received some form of assistance from the government.
A powerful earthquake hit the Philippines on October 15, 2013, killing more than 100 people and injuring hundreds.
On November 8, 2013, Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines with winds up to 190 miles per hour. It was one of the strongest storms ever, hitting several islands throughout the central Philippines.
In March 2014, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front rebel group signed a peace deal with the government.
In April 2014, the Supreme Court approved a birth control law requiring government health centers to distribute free contraceptives.
© 1999 World Ministries International
The following are some Scriptures that deal with end-time events. All prophecies concerning the nations are leading up to fulfillment of end-time judgments (events).
Ezekiel chapters 38 & 39
Zechariah 13: 8-9
Zechariah 14: 1-16
Daniel chapters 2, 4, 7-12
Matthew 24: 1-51
Mark 13: 1-37
Luke 21: 6-38
The book of Revelation
The book of Joel
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