I was given a very specific mission by our Lord some 17 years ago to share a message of the coming economic flood. At every juncture, it was so amazing to experience our Lord’s timely guidance and encouragement, and opening of doors. I have witnessed the fulfillment of 3 visions. Thanks be to God for strengthening me through the fulfillment of these 3 visions in 2001, 2008 and 2015 against incredible odds to keep me going against cynicism at best and outright hostility at worst. (Thanks be to God also for fellow comrade pastors and ministry workers in Indonesia, Philippines, Cambodia and Myanmar for believing in me and following up on my proposed preparation.)
Firstly I did not have any network to call upon and He had opened doors beyond my wildest imagination to share in numerous pastoral conferences across the Asian region. Secondly, I was tasked to write a book on this subject and amazingly, He opened the door for the book to be published by Charisma Media 5 years ago. Thirdly, I was further tasked to galvanize church pastors and ministry workers to learn about agricultural enterprise in order to prepare to weather the impending crisis. And then He laid the path for me to be involved with teachable pastors in the region to start such enterprise, and they are more than pleased to share the same with other pastors in their countries.
In September last year, I sought the Lord whether I should continue to warn or to start preparing for myself and my household. I have gone without any meaningful income for the past 17 years and have depended on the Lord for His given wisdom and provision. I was given 2 words – “hermitic life” – and that my Phnom Penh trip in February 2020 would be the last for this specific mission. I shared in some chat groups in jest that I would be living a hermitic life from then. I could not understand the message as the economic flood did not seem to me to be on the horizon any time soon, though I have shared often that the next crisis will be on or before September 2022. (http://www.jcmanifesto.org/when-will-the-global-financial-system-finally-collapse/)
(I prayed, if God so willed, that I would make the last 2 trips to Japan and India to warn the Christendom there in early January and March respectively. Both did not materialize even though I did make it to Japan in January. In hindsight, it is really astonishing for me to experience the Holy Spirit God’s specific guidance.)
If the economic flood is finally here, then it is end of the road for my given specific mission. And now in lockdown, it does seem to be a hermitic life for me for some time.
Scripture has prophesized that in the last days, many professing believers will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power. 2 Tim 3:1-5. And we are exhorted to avoid all such people. Even with the impending unprecedented economic flood, I really find many impenitent people in Christendom here. And I will truly be living a hermitic life if I really avoid all such people as they are in the majority. After the pandemic and economic crisis, I believe a great part of Christendom will become even more apostate. The birth pains will intensify. I will await eagerly our Lord’s return but meanwhile I am sure I will continue to see the Holy Spirit God’s hand in guiding me once again into the near future, possibly to share the gospel to un-reached peoples who are poor in spirit. Hallelujah ! Bless His holy name !