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After God gave me such a earth-shattering vision in Sep 2001, I knew He was giving me a message.   And in hindsight now,  I could understand the purpose of the message for it paved the way for the mission God would give me.   I was called to galvanize churches to prepare for the end times and also to encourage doubling effort to share the gospel both in word and in deeds.

But since I have not enrolled for theological studies in any local seminary, I have no alumni network to call on to embark on this God-given mission.  I did not serve in any office or ministry in any denominational church for which the church could send me out.  I did not join any para-church organization as well.   Unless God opens the door for me, it is apparent that I cannot get off the ground at all.

What a journey of faith in seeing how God opened doors for me miraculously!   Not one, not two but three in a relatively short period of time.   Against all these odds, doors were opened for me in China, Indonesia and Philippines.

“…God led me to know two senior pastors from Guangzhou and Shenyang through a brother who was serving as a missionary in Hong Kong and Shenzhen.  They were overseeing a few dozen home churches with some few thousand members in these cities and were part of an alliance of thousands of churches across China with a Baptist background.  They invited me to come and share in their churches in China.  In late 2007 I made it to share in a pastoral conference in a village in a small town situated one hundred and fifty kilometers from Shenyang.  That was to be my first missionary trip.  About a hundred and fifty pastors and ministry workers attended.  As the churches were unregistered, that conference was considered to be illegal.  In the last evening of the conference, I shared the prophetic word that the financial crisis would happen just after the China Olympics in September 2008…The fulfillment of this prophetic word cemented our bonding and led to further mission collaboration in the future.

In 2011, God opened doors for me in a big way to share in the regional mission movements in Indonesia and Philippines also.  It was nothing short of the miraculous.

One evening in early 2011, a brother brought an Indonesian businessman to my home.  I took the opportunity to share about my visions and the coming financial collapse.  He was so intrigued that he invited me to share in the church pastored by his younger brother in Indonesia…On March 10, 2011, I went to Batam to share in a prayer meeting.  Some one thousand people attended that evening.  And, to my surprise, a radio crew was present to record my message…I learned later that the senior pastor of the church is the chairman of the Body of Christ Fellowship, which is an alliance of some one thousand churches belonging to more than sixty denominations.  As I was sitting in a café lounge waiting for my ferry ride back home the next day on March 11, 2011, I saw the breaking news on TV of a tsunami that had just happened in Japan.  Over the next 7 days, with my sermon being played on air to an audience estimated to be a million listeners, the sermon – with the mention of signs such as exponential increase of earthquakes and calamities – captured the attention of the churches.  I was subsequently invited regularly to share in pastoral conferences across several cities in Indonesia.

Two weeks later, a Filipino pastor walked into our Sunday worship service.  We thought he walked into the wrong church, as there was another Filipino worship service in the same premises.  He told us that he felt led by God to attend our service.   I was preaching that day…He invited me to share with his church in the Philippines.  Two months later I travelled to the Baptist church.  I did not know it was actually a pastoral conference, or rather, a conference to commission chaplains.  As the leaders are mainly pastors of evangelical churches, they invited mostly pastors of evangelical churches to serve as chaplains in the Philippine government across over 80 provinces in the provincial, city and county level today… “

– extracted from my book, The Coming Economic Flood.

1 Cor 1:26-29

26 For consider your calling, brethren, that there were not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble; 27 but God has chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to shame the things which are strong, 28 and the base things of the world and the despised God has chosen, the things that are not, so that He may nullify the things that are, 29 so that no man may boast before God.

What a humbling experience to see how God opened the doors for a person like me with no network, church or resources to call on except just for the grace of God.   All thanks and glory to God in the highest !

Chaplain Commissioning Ceremony in Bangasinan.

Chaplain Commissioning Ceremony in Bangasinan.

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Since my first vision of 9/11, I had been waiting upon the Lord in prayer and diligent study of the Scripture.  I believed all along that God would reveal to me the message, and with this second vision (in late 2004), I was certain that He had called me to share a message about the coming collapse of the global financial system.  As I did not graduate from any seminary, or have any leadership position in the local church,  there was hardly any network to call upon to share the message.  I believed God would then open the doors for me.

Before I could go on the road to share the message, I was struck with excruciating pain at the coccyx, commonly known as the tail-bone, in 2006.  I could not sit down at all.  If I just sat down for a moment, I would feel excruciating pain.  The whole year was spent seeking specialist treatment and therapy.  Yet the pain did not diminish, and I was literally standing all the time while being awake.  The specialists told me that the wear and tear of my tail-bone came much too early, and there was no surgery to rectify it at that time.  I have learned to pray for all circumstances, and prayer in this instance was not only my first option but also the only option.  I learned to bear with the pain as time went by.  I believed God would heal me, as I still had a message to share.  He answered my prayer one year later.  I was completely healed of the pain.  Hallelujah !  All thanks and praise to God and Christ my Lord.

  • Extracted from my book, The Coming Economic Flood

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I married at a young age, but my first son came seven years later in 1994.  I had two more children in 2003 and 2004 by the grace of God.  They are miraculous answers to our prayers.  My wife was suffering from endometriosis and was advised by her gynecologist to be pregnant again in order to be fully cured of that condition.  She had an earlier operation to remove the cyst (in 2002), but it grew back again.  She was already thirty-eight, and pregnancy risks were heightened.   However, the female gynecologist was both famous and a Christian and she encouraged us to try the in-vitro fertilization (IVF) program.

I reluctantly agreed to the IVF program, though I knew in my heart it would not work.  I told her that God would answer my prayer instead of going through that program, if God so willed.  (I was not disputing the fact that God could answer the prayer of childless couples through the IVF program, but I discerned it would not be the case for me.  We had this trust in God.)  We did the intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) procedure twice considering our near hopeless condition, but to no avail.

My eldest son and I prayed fervently for my wife’s healing and God did heal her when she was pregnant again – naturally !    Praise and thanks be to God  !

Though my wife’s medical condition and the arrival of two more children somehow consumed much of my attention, the blessings of God answering my prayer cemented my faith in God, and He was definitely getting my whole attention.

  • Extracted from my book, The Coming Economic Flood.

Observing The Lord’s Supper At The Garden Tomb

What a blessed and meaningful finale of my pilgrimage to observe the Lord’s Supper at the Garden Tomb.

The tour guide shared convincing proof that the Garden Tomb was very likely the place where Jesus our Lord was buried.

Firstly,  our Lord was likely to be crucified in a high human traffic place that the Romans would like the inhabitants to see the fate of criminals just outside the city walls in a place called Golgotha which mean the place of the skull.   A picture of the place before last year showed a face of a skull before the nose bridge was destroyed by snow.

Secondly,  the tomb was in a rich man’s garden as a wine press was discovered.

Thirdly,  the tomb was constructed in such a way with people entering the tomb could see the body to the right with light coming in from a small window to the right of the tomb entrance.

All the evidence in the Garden Tomb fitted the description given in the Bible.

I was given the honor to serve the Lord’s Supper there.  I administered in Chinese as the tour group is mostly from mainland China.

I shared that the best way to remember our Lord’s death till He comes again is to honor and love Him by obeying His commandment to love one another and to make disciples and teach them to do the same.

I have always believed in the unity of the Body of Christ.  I have no reservation to serve with any brother or sister regardless whether he or she is an evangelical or charismatic; or of any denomination, race or language.   I prayed for unity in this respect.   As the Day is drawing near,  I prayed for vigilance in staying watchful in the coming treacherous times.

In a moment of silence examining ourselves,  I prayed quietly by myself that I will be bold to share the gospel to the majority of the unsaved Chinese population, the largest ethnic group,  in my country by sharing and giving out the gospel tract that I have written for this purpose.  And that God will send laborers from all local churches to join me.  All glory and honor  to Jesus our Lord !

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My First Pilgrimage To Jerusalem

As I looked at Mount Moriah from the Mount of Olives,  I pondered over this question.

What is so special about Jerusalem ?

In the movie “Kingdom of Heaven”,  after Balian surrendered Jerusalem to Saladin, he asked him, “What is Jerusalem worth ?”  Saladin replied, “Nothing.”  And he started to walk back to his armies.  In a short moment later, he turned around and said to Balian, “Everything.”

It was at Mount Moriah that Abraham was about to sacrifice his son.  A lamb was later sacrificed instead.  The temple built by King Solomon stood at the same place.  Years later, the Lamb of God was to be the Perfect Sacrifice in this same city. (John 1:29).

Abraham was not only the bastion of Faith which was counted unto him as righteousness, but also he was the classic example of a true disciple of Christ.

By his faith-works (not law-works), James 2:21-23,  he expressed his total allegiance to God over his family (Luke 14:26),  himself (Luke 14:27) and his possessions (Luke 14:33).

He was willing to sacrifice his son.  He was willing to leave the luxurious city of Ur for Canaan.  And he was unattached to possessions by allowing Lot to choose the choicest part of the land.

Knowing the arduous road of sanctification is fraught with challenges,  I stood and prayed that the Spirit of God inside of me, the Helper and the Counselor promised by my Lord,  will be training and sanctifying me to surrender every area of my life eventually and preparing me to be fit to be His disciple.  All glory and honor to Jesus my Lord.

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James 5:13.
Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray.

Phil 4:6
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Suffering and pain are part and parcel of life. Yet each time we face severe trials, we are lost for words as to what to pray for deliverance. We thank God that His Spirit does help us in our weakness when we do not really know what to pray, He intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words.  Rom 8:26-27.

A few years ago, my family and I went for a winter holiday overseas. My eldest son suffers from severe eczema since birth. Arriving at the destination in freezing temperature, his skin started cracking and he was in severe pain. When I was applying the moisturizing cream on his whole body, I saw the extent of his suffering – almost 90% of his body skin was terribly inflamed. I cried and I pleaded with God to heal him.

I have received miraculous healing from God before, praise the Lord,  for an excruciating pain beyond medical help, but seeing the severe pain of my son was more than any pain I could bear.  The groaning in my heart was so loud and I thanked the Lord’s Spirit for pleading on my behalf.

All praise and thanks to God who answered my prayer in one of my weakest moments in life !

My son’s skin condition improved so dramatically the next day that he could enjoy the whole holiday without any pain.

Over the next 6 months, 80% of skin on his whole body healed. Ever since, his skin condition is in check.

Last year, I saw a sister in her forties with similar eczema condition. I asked if she would like me to pray for her. I asked her if God would heal her for even one day, would she accept ? She related that she suffered this condition only 13 years ago. She never had a day going without itch and inflammation on her whole body. Her hands were really bad.

All praise and thanks to God again for hearing my prayer. Her skin condition improved dramatically over the next 2 weeks. Her face was clear of inflammation and her hands improved so much.

But recently, I saw her again and her severe condition returned. I prayed for her again. (At the point of writing this testimony, I do not know of her present condition.)

Anyone who suffers severe eczema will understand that even regular vigorous treatment can only stabilize the condition but improvement is never so quick and drastic.   We can be sure of the miraculous healing hand of God in these two instances.

All honor and glory to God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.

Journey Mercies (I)

Since my first ministry trip in 2007, I am always amazed and humbled by the divine guidance of our Lord God and the journey mercies He has shown me.

In my recent ministry trip to Bagan Batu, Riau, Sumatra, going straight into the terrible haze of 1000 psi enveloping the entire region, God showed mercy for my health when the haze went down to healthy range just for the three days I was there. Though my throat was sore, it never gave serious trouble to disrupt my sharing.

Let me recount how God had protected me from danger and also prevented foul-up in schedule on several occasions after we prayed.

Once we stayed on a little longer in a pastors and ministry workers’ conference held in a village in Shenyang, China as not to disappoint the attendees who had this tremendous hunger for God’s Word, and we missed the train to Tomen, a border town facing North Korea. After prayer, we decided to chase after the train by hiring a van. We were late at the next city stop by one hour. By the grace of God, the train was delayed by one and a half hours enabling us to catch the train eventually.  We would have missed the ministry opportunity in this beautiful city of mostly Korean Chinese as there was only one train schedule each day and the traveling time to Tomen would take 18 to 20 hours.  We had a tight schedule so we could not afford to wait out another day.

Once I was in Guangzhou in November which was still autumn and the temperature was between 18 to 20 deg C, I brought and wore only a warm jacket. Immediately upon my return from ministry at one Guangzhou church, a freak snowstorm happened and paralyzed the train network for 2 weeks. Several thousands were stranded at the railway station and the Guangzhou church mobilized herself to provide relief and share the gospel. Hallelujah !

Several times in the midst of ministry conference, I had to evacuate quickly on standby motorcycle up the mountain to evade the police as such gathering was illegal then.

Once I was in Philippines, a category 3 storm lashed Manila. I was returning to Manila when the storm hit. It was reported that there was severe flooding in Manila. It was so amazing that the coach was able to travel straight into Manila and even reached my hotel. There was severe flooding on one side of the hotel where roads were inaccessible but the other side of the hotel, it was just fine. But I still wondered how the coach could continue into the capital with such lashing from the storm and flooding.

Once I was waiting under a big neon sign to catch the long distance coach to Manila. Somehow I was prompted to cross the road to the other side to find a seat while waiting. The moment I crossed and sat down, the big neon sign came crashing down.

Once I was trekking along the high mountain road linking Yunnan Province of China with Kachin state of Myanmar in a truck carrying basic food staple, I nearly fell three times into the valley as the mountain road was really narrow. Thinking it was summer, I did not bring along warm clothing but the highest peak I crossed was 12,000 ft with melting ice glaciers. Thank God for His protection as I did not fall ill as a result of staying in such cold condition for nearly a week.

Every quarter from 2011 to 2013, I went to share the Word of God with a church I had nurtured over the years. They were living among  one of the most hostile peoples to our faith. The last time which we met, God’s Spirit prompted me to stay in the capital instead of taking the train to meet them in their city centre some 150 km away.  To do so would be a logistics headache as I did not plan such in advance.   I would have to find hotel rooms in the capital and have all 10 leaders to travel to the capital.  I could not come up with a topic to share even when I had reached the hotel in which I would hold the fellowship meeting. Usually, I would prepare the messages for the plenary session and group discussion way in advance. But this time, I could not prepare anything as God’s Spirit had not impressed upon me the topic to speak on. During the plenary session, I shared about persecution from Luke 21 and Matt 24 as prompted by the Spirit of God. As I have never faced persecution before, it was a difficult topic for me when the participants asked questions about preparation. The moment, the leaders returned to their villages after the meeting, they were persecuted. Some were imprisoned. Some were missing. An angry mob of few hundred came into their villages and burnt their homes. A leader called me later to inform that my message on persecution was timely to prepare and encourage them to face this persecution. God is indeed sovereign. God is good. Hallelujah !   (It was like a “Cornelius” encounter for me to be instrumental to build up this church.  The local missionary translator and partner of ours told us that an unbeliever living in the city centre was interested to know the meaning of the Parable of the Sower after reading the Bible in their language.  That was a very wonderful blessing because firstly the Bible would not be available to all other peoples of their same faith in their respective native languages and secondly, it would be blasphemy for them to read the Bible.  Without hesitation, I went to his home and explained it to his whole household.  Through him and another brother,  they eventually brought some 105 people to Christ before being persecuted.)

Many a times, I was sick even before I embarked on the overseas ministry trip. And each time, God healed me so that I could continue with the ministry.

God is good. Hallelujah ! Praise His Holy Name !

Vision Of 9/11 At WTC On 8 September 2001

“As an engineer by profession in the early years of my career, statistics and probability were something we worked with every day.  We designed experiments and implemented control systems or screening tests based on the probability of the outcome deduced from the statistical data collected from the experiments.

I knew it would be too much of a coincidence for my vision of the attack to happen to occur right before the actual attack,  considering the odds of all the following events occurring altogether :

I had the vision just three days before the actual event;

I was at the exact place of the vision;

I had a vision of the actual terror attack using planes – which was unprecedented – and on the World Trade Center and not the United Nations Building;

It happened on my birthday on 11 September.

The probability of all these events occurring will be so miniscule as to be mere coincidence.

I was sure God was giving me a message.”

–  Anthony Ho,  The Coming Economic Flood, Page 5.   Published by Creation House, a Charisma Media Company,  2014.

Thanks be to God for giving me the message that pulled me out of the road to destruction into life in Christ Jesus my Lord and Savior.

Postscript :  Thought I lost the photos taken at WTC in the afternoon of 8 September 2001 and I searched for them after the book was published.

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The Coming Economic Flood (Chinese Version ) 经济洪灾的到来 Chapter 1 第一章

第一章
第一个异象

只等真理的圣灵来了,他要引导你们明白(注:原文作“进入”)一切的真理,因为他不是凭自己说的,乃是把他所听见的都说出来,并要把将来的事告诉你们。
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2001年9月3日

我正在新加坡国际机场要前往美国纽约市出席季度例常全球销售会议。我当时是受雇于新视野电子企业(Nu Horizons Electronics Corp.),是一家在美国科技版上市的公司,是全球性的电子配件代理商(公司在2010年被Arrow Electronics Inc. 收购)1,我是远东子公司的首席执行员。从新加坡经中东迪拜飞往美国纽约的纽沃(Newark Airport)机场共花24小时的飞行时间。往常我都是带销售主任一同出席,但这次我却把亚洲子公司所有的经理都带去出席会议,因为那是一个非常好的财政年,所以我要奖赏他们的功劳。

其实这远东子公司是总公司与我个人一同合资的。我早在1993年就成立了一间公司来代表东南亚电子配件厂商。当1997年亚洲金融风暴来袭时,我需要从美国厂商中找寻新的生意伙伴。我当时与新视野电子企业及她的子公司NIC Components Corp.及在亚洲的Titan LogisticsInc.合作而获取了一份业务订单。在1999年,因着在亚洲的业务有实质发展,我就向总公司提出合资建议,同年合资子公司就此成立了。

在9月4日至7日我们在总公司有季度的销售会议。与往常一样,当几天从早到晚的会议之后,来到周末我们就会到曼哈顿松懈身心。

这实在是那么的美妙的欢乐时光;那些第一次到纽约的人就会有机会游览曼哈顿、自由女神像,与及自然历史博物馆。到了晚上,我们就会在最好的餐馆享用晚餐,借着就是到百老汇看演出。

2001年9月7日

9月7日下午,我们入住与世界贸易中心比邻的酒店。牛排晚餐之后,我们到百老汇看演出,接着就到爵士酒吧消遣一整夜。到了深夜才回到酒店。
2001年9月8日

早餐过后,我们各自分散。负责台湾市场的经理约了她在曼哈顿工作的要好朋友,其他人选择逛街去。在我们酒店的对面街就有一间厂商直销店正在促销上一季节的雨果波士(Hugo Boss)的外套。

我也跟着大伙去购物。下午我们来到了世界贸易中心地面层的咖啡座,其他人后来也到来。当时与我同在一起的经理有:新加坡市场经理、亚洲销售主任、我另外一间公司的销售经理、与及负责台湾市场的女经理。负责香港与中国的两位经理已回国。

当天早上我已经有所预感将会有恐怖袭击这个城市,所以当我们在咖啡座聊天的时候,我就向他们透露了这个不详的预感。我告诉他们不要上了望层去,万一哪里发生恐怖袭击。

我的这些经理们难以接受我说的事情,他们也不知道在1993年世界贸易中心曾发生过炸弹袭击。根据一些的报道,该次的袭击原先是针对联合国大厦的,但因着哪里的戒备森严。我也讲述了美国动作影片“和平之子”的情节(“Peacemaker”starring George Cooney and Nicole Kidman)。故事讲述一位南斯拉夫人认定联合国必须负起该国战争的全责而向她采取报复,因为他的妻儿都在战争罹难。男主角仿冒波斯尼亚外交官一员成功的将一颗细小的核子弹走私进美国。

当我越是叙述恐怖袭击,我的经理们也开始感到不安。我甚至建议采取可能的对应措施,如若是见到一辆卡车高速的行驶过前面的街道,我们就立即跑到附近的21世纪大厦。又或者躲藏在坚固的建筑结构中或是跑到空旷之处以避过倒下的建筑物。在当时我有强烈的预感世界贸易中心将会倒下。

我们过去都不携带照相机出来,但这一次我的女经理携带了一架。我想大概她是要与她的要好朋友留影而携带照相机。我的另一位建议我们以世界贸易中心为背景而拍照做个纪念万一它真的有一天倒塌了下来。他躺下帮我们拍了以整座世界贸易中心为背景的照片。

当晚我们出席了美国东岸销售经理的喜宴,餐厅地点位于岸边的一座大厦第四层,正好面向世界贸易中心。我当时因着预感将要发生恐怖袭击而感到紧张;当我站在露台面向着世界贸易中心一边品尝着鸡尾酒时,我看见了一幅异象:一架载着弹药的飞机撞向世界贸易中心!我当时就知道了将不会是装着弹药的大卡车而是飞机!
2001年9月9日

喜宴之后我即刻回到酒店,因为我对所见到的异象深感到不安。我祷告。我失眠。凌晨三点,我致电我的秘书为我们所有人确定回国的机票。那是新加坡时间下午三点钟。

我安排了酒店服务员叫醒各人。我们用完早餐就即刻前往机场。这么短时间通知就把各人送回国实在不是很好受的。我相信我的经理们肯定想在曼哈顿多留一两天。

我们抵达新加坡已是9月10日的深夜。
2001年9月11日

我早上九点钟踏入了办公室,我的办公室员工给了我一个惊喜,因为他们为我办了一个生日会,那天是我的生日。晚上我和妻子在家附近的咖啡座。大约是在晚上十点钟或是十一点钟,我接到妈妈打来的电话问我是否还在纽约?她通知了我电视突发新闻,我当时无法听明白她想告诉我的事情。当我们回到家扭开电视机收看美国CNN新闻频道,我目睹了惊人的新闻事件!神要告诉我什么?

接近三千人丧命于这次的恐怖袭击!

若我们没有回家而还在美国曼哈顿,当世界贸易中心遭受袭击当时我们应该不会在那里。首先,我们在早上九点钟用早餐,若我们要到世界贸易中心购物,最早也要等到下午的时间。若有空闲,我们大概会在上午的时间前往博物馆参观。第二,我们已经决定不会上到世界贸易中心的了望层。

这样,神到底要告诉我什么?

早期是工程出身的我,曾经天天都离不开统计学及或然率。我们设计实验的过程,然后根据实验收集到的数据得出最大或然率的结果来制定应用系统。我知道我所见的异象与实际发生的事件难以相信是纯属巧合,尤其是考虑到以下非常独特的事件同时发生:我刚在前几天看见这异象;我刚在前几天身处事发地点;我在异象中准确的看见飞机被利用来袭击世界贸易中心(而非联合国大厦),这是未曾有过前例!并且是发生在我的生日。这些事件若是纯属巧合的话,那可能性是的多么微乎极微。

我很肯定神是在给我一个信息。

在接下来的几天,我从报章中阅读了几位新加坡人在那里的亲身经历。任何的亲身经历都具备了新闻价值。我也有种冲动想向报馆分享我所见的异象,我的经理们都可以为我的陈述作证。我当时还在为着所发生的事感到困扰。有好几个问题盘旋在我的脑海中,以致我放弃了向报馆透露:我要达到什么目的?我是否向人夸耀具备的特殊恩赐?藉着见证分享来发展神的国度不是我当时的考虑,虽然我肯定神已经给了我一个信息。

自从我在七十年代受洗,我一直以来都是个主日基督徒。我有非常体面的执行主管的装扮;我在事业上的成就令人羡慕;我赚到非常可观的金钱。在当时新加坡的社会,我是每一位母亲的梦想。我就读最好的中学、最好的工艺学院、最后以电子工程的荣誉学位毕业自本地顶尖大学。我谢绝了荣誉奖学金。才步入企业短短的十五年,我已经是企业界中的成功人士!

看来基督并没有叫我放弃一切来跟从祂。

这异象成了我的转戾点。我知道在特殊的时刻看见特殊的异象不可能是巧合。圣灵每一天在我里面的催逼使我无法继续在企业中生存。

在2002年底,我毅然辞职并把一切股份售卖给母公司。我开始寻求神并诚心的研读神的话。我早就知道无知的财主的故事,但却未发现自己也成了无知的财主2。我虽然在过去也曾捐献给贫穷人及慈善机构,但我脑海中一直都满了如何为自己的建更大的仓房来堆积我可观的收成,且告诉自己好好的安逸并沉溺在享乐中。

2003年至2005年期间我花许多时间默想神的话并祷告。圣灵透过祂的话语让我看见自己过去如何虚度了生命。我没有遵守主的吩咐去分享福音、叫瞎子得看见、叫被掳的得释放、并且叫被压制的得自由。3我就好象那五个愚昧的童女没有预备好迎接新郎的到来。4我自以为是主的门徒,然而许多东西较神的国度更加的占据了我的心,就如:我的家庭、自己、及我的拥有。5

我很年轻就结婚了,但我的第一个男孩是在婚后第七年(1994)才来到。因着神的恩典,我后来分别在2003及2004又添了两个孩子。他们是神垂听祷告奇迹般的结果。我妻子罹患了子宫内膜异位,她的妇科医生建议她再次怀孕已确保完全得医治。我妻子之前已把子宫里的囊肿切除,但它又再次长回。她当时的年龄已38岁,怀孕的面对的危险性比较高,然而,这位基督徒医生是极富盛名的医生,她建议我们采用试管受精的方式。

我不是很愿意的情形下同意了试管受精的方式,虽然我心想不会成功的。我告诉她神会垂听我的祷告,若神愿意,就无需试管受精这方式。(我不是反对神可以透过试管受精来使不孕的夫妻获得孩子,我乃是觉得这不适合我们的情况,我们把这事交托给神。)我们进行了两回卵细胞浆内单精子显微受精的步骤但都不成功。我和大儿子一起恳切的为我的妻子的得医治祷告,而神真的医治了她就是当她再次的自然受孕。感谢赞美神!

虽然我妻子的健康问题及多两位孩子的到来占据了我的关注,但神垂听祷告的福坚定了我对神的信心,也得着了我生命的委身于祂。

我所看见的异象对我产生非常大的震撼,使我认真的考虑生命的意义。圣灵感动在我内心使我察觉到自己还没有重生。我还没有一个新的心和新的灵使我舍己、背起十字架来跟从主,作我生命的主。6 放下企业的人生及物质上的丰富是在基督里新生命的起点。接下来殷勤研读圣经及圣灵的引导帮助我真正的找到在基督里的道路、真理与生命。

我继续求神向我启示异象的信息而恳切的祷告。当我在2005年第二次看见异象的时候才对异象的信息有了眉目。

The Coming Economic Flood (Chinese Version ) 经济洪灾的到来 Preface Page 序言

All thanks be to God for availing a brother to translate this given book message into Chinese.  Over the next few weeks,  I will be posting the translated version here in installments as soon as I receive the translated installments.

献给

这本书首先要献给我挚爱的救主耶稣基督,因祂把我从引致毁灭的道路中拯救进入在祂里面的生命中。愿一切的尊荣都归于祂直到永远!

我也要把这本书献给我的妻子安妮及我的三个孩子阿尔万、阿蕾娜及亚设,他们是我的爱与喜乐,当我们需要一同过简朴的生活时,他们都一直支持着我。我也要将这本书献给我亲爱的朋友,他们以各种的方式鼓励并支持我的事工,特别是陈金伟、杨格里、张彭顺、吴彼得及已故万保罗文生。
目录

序言
1 第一个异象
2 产痛的开始
3 第二个异象
4 基督的宣告
5 全球金融体系的崩溃
6 洞见
7 预备

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弟兄们哪,可见你们蒙召的,按著肉体有智慧的不多,有能力的不多,有尊贵的也不多。 神却拣选了世上愚拙的,叫有智慧的羞愧;又拣选了世上软弱的,叫那强壮的羞愧。 神也拣选了世上卑贱的,被人厌恶的,以及那无有的,为要废掉那有的, 使一切有血气的,在 神面前一个也不能自夸。 (林前1:36-29)

经历了十年全时间的事奉,我发觉到“敬虔”的意义竟然被属灵的骗徒扭曲为财务上的获利、名望、及权势。如雨后竹笋般冒起的假师傅为了私利而窜改了福音正是主耶稣所说的产痛的预兆的起点。几乎每一天都传出神迹奇事的报道。先知性的事工也茂盛了起来,针对一般或个别信徒发预言。

在这样的一个背景下,我有两个考虑因素在我书写我所领受的异象及神在好一些日子以前赐给我的信息时感到踌躇。第一、这些事看起来是那么的不可思议,第二、我不是在传统主流体系下培养出来的基督工人,因此我所发表的应该不容易被接受。我可不想被视为另一个属灵骗子要利用我的事工来捞取巨富。靠主的恩典,这些年来事工的经费及在亚洲一带的宣教旅费都全是借着主内的爱心奉献及个人过去的储蓄。若我有所夸口的,我情愿夸自己的软弱。

神不断的提醒我,若我不把信息分享出来,我的双手将沾满了血。无论我的信息是否太过奇异?又是否会被接受?都不应该是我所应当关心的。我因此愿意顺服神的心意,近年来神也很奇妙的带领我到区域性的牧者聚会中分享信息。也因此感觉到应该把信息写下来,这远比在聚会中一、两个小时的分享来得仔细。

神透过祂的话来鼓励我。祂提醒我重要的不是我是否有能力去办这事?乃是要忠心。不是我的资格,也不是这事的大小。神故意拣选世上看为愚拙的,这样无人可以在祂面前自夸;祂故意拣选软弱的,叫哪些自以为强壮的蒙羞。1

在我阅读了一些有类似的异象与洞见的美国牧者的著作,如约拿单坎的“预警”(The Harbinger)及约翰哈吉的“四个血月”(Four Blood Moons),使我深受鼓舞来分享自己类似的信息来显明神的启示临到东方的信徒如同临到西方的信徒。

我要分享的信息是神将要临到的审判。

我祷告这本书能帮助我们看到神的审判是神临到我们的怜悯,叫世人回应祂的怜悯而悔改。人类已罪大滔天,都心骄气傲,粮食饱足,大享安逸,并没有扶助困苦和穷乏人的手2
。这些是所多玛的罪根如今更是在全世界滋生开来,我们可以看到同性恋、违法及残暴的事在各地越来越猖獗。神大可以放弃我们,任凭我们自我中心、堕落、随心所欲,以致永远的沉沦;又或者祂采取怜悯的方式,就是借着迫近的审判来警告我们悔改3。我们应该谦卑、祷告,寻求祂的面,转离我们的恶行4。我们应该恳切的向祂求智慧来为迫近的审判做好准备。

挪亚从神领受了预警而起了敬畏的心,就准备了方舟叫一家人得救,然而其他的人却继续的吃喝玩乐5。我们如今就好象活在挪亚的时代6。若我们也像挪亚一样的做好准备,就算所谓的审判不见到来,我们也不会有所亏损;但若是审判真的到来而我们却完全没有做好准备,我们就会身心都承受极大的苦难,我们就会经历审判所带来的灾祸:哀痛、饥荒及死丧7。

以下的段落摘自奥利根信心报告(OregonFaithReport.com),文中记录了基督徒的高自杀率说明了在情感上做好准备来面对失业及其他困难的急迫性。

根据约翰侯金大学(John Hopkins Universary)的哈维布仁纳博士(Dr. Harvey Brenner),失业率每增加一个百分比(针对美国而言)自杀的人数也跟着增加一千二百个人数。其中发现基督徒并未幸免。信仰承受力(ReligiousTolerance.org)的报告指出,在不同宗教群体中,基督徒—虽然他们的立场反对自杀—的自杀率是最高。

“这是不幸但却是可以理解的”帕拉索事工的执行主任劳拉巴克如此说明“许多人虽然一生大部分时间参与教会,但当经济萧条带来失业或经济上的亏损时,他们的信心还是因此被打倒了。”8