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 !