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Filipinos celebrate Easter with crucifixion and flogging

Though frowned upon by the church, the gruesome re-enactments of Christ’s final moments draw thousands of believers — and tourists — in a carnival-like atmosphere that is big business for locals.

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Filipino zealots marked Good Friday with a bloody display of religious frenzy by having themselves nailed to crosses and whipping their backs raw in Asia’s bastion of Catholicism.

Though frowned upon by the church, the gruesome re-enactments of Christ’s final moments draw thousands of believers — and tourists — in a carnival-like atmosphere that is big business for locals.

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In towns located north of Manila at least three people had eight-centimetre (three-inch) spikes driven through their palms and feet in hot, dry fields. More devotees were expected to take part later in the day.

At the same time, bare-chested men, some of whose faces were concealed by hoods, lashed their backs bloody, as selfie-snapping onlookers watched.

A participant carrying his daughter walks to the crosses during a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during Good Friday celebrations ahead of Easter in the village of Cutud near San Fernando, north of Manila on March 30, 2018. PHOTO | NOEL CELIS | AFP

They left droplets of blood on cars, houses and even bottles of soda displayed on snack vendors’ tables that lined the road.

“If one of my family members gets sick, this is what we do,” said Norman Lapuot, 25, as he flogged himself with a bamboo-tipped whip. “I do this for my relatives.”

Lapuot, who said it was his fourth time taking part in the ceremony, added that he believed the ritual bloodletting had helped his grandfather recover from a stroke.

Participants have their bloodied backs whipped with bamboo as part of their penitence during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for Good Friday celebrations ahead of Easter in the village of Cutud near San Fernando, north of Manila on March 30, 2018. PHOTO | NOEL CELIS | AFP

While a majority of the Philippines’ 80 million Catholics spend Good Friday at church or with family, participants undergo the gruesome spectacle to atone for sins or give thanks for divine intervention.

The mock crucifixions on Good Friday have been going on for decades despite official disapproval from the nation’s dominant Catholic Church.

“The church never encourages self-flagellation, much less crucifixion,” Roy Bellen, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Manila, told AFP.

Participants have their bloodied backs whipped with bamboo as part of their penitence during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for Good Friday celebrations ahead of Easter in the village of Cutud near San Fernando, north of Manila on March 30, 2018. PHOTO | NOEL CELIS | AFP

“All sacrifices being asked from Catholics during Lent and Holy Week should lead to actions that benefit the poor and the needy,” he added.

Food stalls, cab drivers and even souvenir stands get a boost from the event which draws some 35,000 people every year to the area over the course of Good Friday.

Nearly 80 percent of people in the Philippines are Catholic, a legacy of the nation’s 300 years of Spanish colonial rule that ended at the turn of the 20th century.

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Prophecy Alert: Strange Beings Coming to Earth as a Sign of End Times

Very strange creatures will appear on earth, no one will know where they would be coming from. I am not talking about Holy Angels. Very very strange creatures are going to appear on earth. I don’t know, maybe you can call them aliens, I am not a scientist myself. Very strange creatures are going to appear physically on earth

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“Very strange creatures will appear on earth, no one will know where they would be coming from. I am not talking about Holy Angels. Very very strange creatures are going to appear on earth. I don’t know, maybe you can call them aliens, I am not a scientist myself. Very strange creatures are going to appear physically on earth. I am not talking about something which will be appearing to a person saying they are seeing a lion, I am taking about real physical creatures , they will appear on earth . That is a fourth sign which I didn’t speak then. I spoke about it when we were in Pumula, you remember? Yes, when we were in Pumula” Says Pastor Ian Ndlovu of Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries , in Zimbabwe

He continued, ” These creatures won’t be good creatures. They will appear on earth , for a short season. God will allow them to appear for a short season. These strange creatures will perpetrate violence which we have never seen in your entire life. It will be better if you don’t exist when those creatures appear, because if you are existing when they appear. Some of them will be appearing like animals , well I have seen these things in a vision. Some will be appearing like things which are able to fly ….” Watch the video for the full exposition of this strange creatures

We can relate this prophecy to what John saw in a vision while on the Island on Patmos, in the Book of Revelation 9: 1-12

“The fifth angel sounded his trumpet, and I saw a star that had fallen from the sky to the earth. The star was given the key to the shaft of the Abyss.  When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.  And out of the smoke locusts came down on the earth and were given power like that of scorpions of the earth. They were told not to harm the grass of the earth or any plant or tree, but only those people who did not have the seal of God on their foreheads.  They were not allowed to kill them but only to torture them for five months. And the agony they suffered was like that of the sting of a scorpion when it strikes. During those days people will seek death but will not find it; they will long to die, but death will elude them.

 The locusts looked like horses prepared for battle. On their heads they wore something like crowns of gold, and their faces resembled human faces.  Their hair was like women’s hair, and their teeth were like lions’ teeth.  They had breastplates like breastplates of iron, and the sound of their wings was like the thundering of many horses and chariots rushing into battle.  They had tails with stingers, like scorpions, and in their tails they had power to torment people for five months.  They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer).

The first woe is past; two other woes are yet to come”

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Pastor Prophesied Locust Invasion in Africa in March 2019

Locusts, they are insects , a cloud of locusts which will be everywhere, locusts which you cannot control. Even if you like locusts, I think people will be discouraged from eating those locusts. Because by the time they arrive here , they will definitely spread. They will come from other countries

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“There is a revelation which God has been giving me, I thought it is a symbolic spiritual meaning, but I didn’t get any interpretation, so I will speak the thing which I have been seeing as it is.” Pastor Ian Ndlovu of Divine Kingdom Baptist Ministries noted in video published on YouTube on March 27,2019

He continues, ” The Holy Spirit says its a sign, a sign of what? I dont know”

” I have been seeing when I am praying a cloud of locusts, you know locusts?” He poses to the congregation in his Zimbabwean Church

” Locusts, they are insects , a cloud of locusts which will be everywhere, locusts which you cannot control. Even if you like locusts, I think people will be discouraged from eating those locusts. Because by the time they arrive here , they will definitely spread. They will come from other countries “

He asserts, that ” there are locusts which are coming , say ‘ alot of locusts’, I know when you speak things like this, people will think you are crazy sometimes, Hallelujah”

“Locusts which can cause the sun to be dark”

And true to his prophecy, swams of locusts invaded Kenya from Ethiopia/Somali lands in January 2020, approximately 10 months after he prophesied. Todate, more than 9 counties in the republic of Kenya have been invaded by millions of locusts, the worst in 70 years of history. They have been moving in swams of nearly 80 million each, traveling distances of up to 150km per day.

According to Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO:

” The current situation remains extremely alarming in three main areas”

  1. Horn of Africa ( includes Kenya, South Sudan, Uganda, Ethiopia and Somalia)
  2. Both sides of the Red Sea (Sudan/Egypt border, Sudan/ Eritrea, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Indo- Pakistan areas)
  3. Southwest Asia, in the southern coast of Iran

Before we published this prophecy on GLOFIRE, we did indeed establish that the prophecy was published on YouTube on March 27, 2019 , something which cannot be edited in any way. You can also see comments on the video dating as far back as March 2019.

Watch the VOA report on Locusts Invasion in Kenya

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Funeral Home Denies Involvement in Alpha Lukau’s Resurrection Stunt

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Alleluia Ministries International (AMI) leader, Alpha Lukau resurrection stunt on Sunday February 24, 2019, suffered a major setback after Kings and Queens Real Funerals, which transported the ‘ body’ of one Eliot, denied his death.

According to the Livestream shared on Facebook and and Twitter by Apha Lukau, Eliot had died on Friday and was brought to Alleluia Ministries by family and relatives which included his ‘mother’ and ‘ wife’. The ‘ dead’ man mouth is wide open and breathing at the time of opening the coffin, after being offloaded from the Kings and Queens Real Funeral’s van.


Alpha calls out his name, and holds him by the waist and Eliot seems to ‘rise’ from the coffin in a typical Lazarus fashion with his mouth wide open and noticeably twitching. In the ensuing moments, the church breaks in song and dance in ‘celebration’

Alpha Lukau Stunt to resurrect a ‘deadman’ goes awfully wrong

In a quick rejoinder, Kings and Queens Real Funeral issued a statement denying involvement in the entire fiasco. Here is the statement published online


As kings and Queens Funeral Services, we would like to distance ourselves from the supposed resurrection of a deceased man by Hallelujah Ministries who allegedly was at our mortuary. As a funeral services provider, we offer 
1. Funeral Services
2. Funeral Cover
3. Burials
4. Transport
We were approached by alleged family members of the deceased who informed us they had encountered a dispute with a different funeral service provider and would like to use our transport services which we offered them.
We did not supply the coffin neither did we store the deceased at our mortuary and no paper work was processed by Kings and Queens Funerals. As a Funeral Services Provider we do not offer services without documentation neither do we repatriate bodies without any paper work.
We are in the process of taking legal action for this malicious damage to our image.
To all our beloved clients and prospective clients, thank you for the continued support during this confusing time. We continue to strive for excellence as your preferred funeral services provider that offers a service that give you honour, dignity and comfort.


The man enjoyed a hearty meal after his return from the ‘ dead’

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