I nearly forgot to put this testimony in this blog. I felt it was necessary because the visions for the Sep 2008 Great Recession could be corroborated.
It was in late 2004 that I started to have the vision of a great recession. I blogged about it in 2005 in one website Antioch.sg and I entitled it “The Coming Financial Tsunami”. (I was surprised as well that the media also called the crisis a financial tsunami later in 2009. Another surprise was that it turned out to be caused by the US subprime loan crisis which I had blogged.) When I was first called to missions in China in 2007, I started warning the Chinese church to be prepared for the looming economic crisis.
In late 2007, I went to the Hakka region between
Fujian and Guangdong province to warn the three-self church in Dapu. The church leaders were not happy for they
misconstrued that I was slighting the economic progress of China. Nevertheless I started to save up the ministry
funds in case of need.
In early 2008, I went to a rural city in Liaoning province near to Shenyang. The church gathered several pastors and ministry workers from other remote places to meet in a three day conference in an obscure village. (It was still not allowed then to hold such conference without official approval.) I spoke and warned of the looming economic crisis which would happen after the Sep 2008 Olympics held in Beijing. I just blurted out the date spontaneously when I was giving the message. My traveling partner CH Goh, a missionary based in Hong Kong, translated for me for I was not fluent in speaking Mandarin then. (Later he told me that he lost USD 20,000 in his stock portfolio. Though he translated for me, he admitted that he was not paying attention to what I shared then. The picture below was taken when he was leading the worship then.)
In early 2009, I went again to the Dapu church bringing
funds to relieve the financially strapped elderly brothers and sisters. Their children, who were working in Dongguan,
did not remit money to them after the financial crisis hit. I believed they were laid off. The church leaders were awkward when I
reminded them of their unpleasant attitude towards me in my last visit in
2007. We had a good laugh to break the
One evening while I was doing my walking exercise, the Lord’s Spirit prompted me to pray for the Lord’s hedge of protection against physical harm for my family. (I was perplexed but I obeyed anyway. I searched the web to read up on the three words – hedge of protection – which I often heard in prayer.) About five days later, my son had a car accident on the way to work. The great impact caused the airbags to activate.
By the grace of our Lord, he had no visible injury. He was hospitalized for a few days to undergo scans and other tests to ascertain there is no other internal injury. All test results did not reveal any internal injury as well.
All thanks and glory to our Lord Jesus. Hallelujah ! Too thankful for words.
I believe all healing is divine healing. At times when we pray for an incurable medical problem, our prayer is answered when medical science discovers the cure timely. I had very sweaty palms since young and I prayed for healing despite doctors telling me it was incurable. And the cure came in 1998.
I was distressed over the severe inflammation on my face for the past few months. Anyone looking at me would notice it. I have tried the steroidal cream prescribed by the national specialist clinic for a month without any effect. I prayed for healing and at the opportune time, a brother gave me a spray he invented to try. (If I did not travel overseas for a ministry purpose, I would not have met this brother.) The inflammation was gone after a week of applying it. Hallelujah ! All thanks to the Lord for His healing !
I was sharing the message on the coming economic flood based on my book in a fellowship worship service a few weeks ago when I suddenly remembered and mentioned that the editing of the book by the US publisher was stringent. Written approval from all sources of information mentioned in the book were required to prevent falsehood and plagiarism. I would have to travel to Indonesia, Philippines and China to get the approval from a few pastors. If I had to send the written request by post, the launch of the book would be delayed. I prayed that there could be a waiver from the publisher, but to my surprise, the Lord granted my prayer by having all the pastors from these countries coming down to Singapore in the same week ! One was sponsored to attend some sort of anniversary of a local church. The others came on personal matters. Unbelievable considering the odds. Hallelujah !
After I got their signatories on my own draft forms, the publisher sent me their forms. I prayed again that my own forms would
suffice. By the grace of God, my plea
was granted again. Hallelujah ! All thanks and glory to our Lord.
Look at the birds of the air: they
neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds
them. Are you not of more value than they ?
My family and I witnessed the amazing birth of a siskin hatchling over the past few weeks in December 2021, and the above promise of our Father resonated in our minds and gave us joy at the most opportune time. This whole incident came at the time in which my youngest son was stressed up by the vaccine differentiated measures because he was unvaccinated. My family and I decided only to take the killed virus vaccine instead of the mRNA vaccine as not to violate God’s designed order for the cell DNA in my opinion. But my youngest 17 year old son was not allowed to take the killed virus vaccine for the authorities only approved it for age of 18 and above. The unvaccinated were not allowed to enter any public amenities and could not return to work as well. My 22 year old nephew took the first mRNA vaccine jab and had the side effect of flaring eczema and in order to complete his vaccination since he could not continue with the mRNA vaccine, he was allowed to complete with the killed virus vaccine. Likewise for my son, who has chronic eczema like his cousin, if he takes the mRNA vaccine and gets the same side effect, won’t he be completing his vaccination with the killed virus vaccine as well ? So I appealed to the authorities to allow him to take the killed virus vaccine from the start, but it was rejected. When the differentiated measures were implemented in October 2021 to deny the unvaccinated access to eateries and public amenities, concession could still be given if one test negative for the rapid antigen test. To allow my son to continue to avoid such restriction measures, I was willing to pay for the antigen test. But all such concessions were removed on 1 Jan 2022. Nevertheless, I told him to persevere to trust in the Lord and suddenly concessions were reinstated unexpectedly from February for him in the school but not in the public amenities. We gave thanks to the Lord for the partial relief nonetheless. Hallelujah !
In early March, he was infected with covid and was exempted from the vaccination for 6 months till August 2022. By then, he would be 18 of age. With the exemption, he would not be subjected to the vaccine differentiated measures of not being allowed access to eateries or public amenities. Looking back, my youngest son did not suffer the vaccine differentiated measures for the whole time except for one month in Jan 2022. Hallelujah !
(I could not help but to note the irony of the constant official message that the benefits of taking the mRNA vaccine outweighed the risks when the disease was so mild and he was sent home from the polyclinic with just paracetamol and lozenges. On the contrary, the risks of myocarditis and pericarditis for taking the mRNA vaccine grossly outweighed the benefits in my opinion. The risks of myocarditis and pericarditis are included in the advisory of the mRNA vaccine. All the western capitalism states, including Singapore, only approved the mRNA vaccines. By the grace of God, Singapore was the only western capitalism state to deviate to approve also the use of the killed virus vaccine a few months later but continued to discourage by various measures. The killed virus vaccines were not included in the national program, so anyone taking them would have to pay for them in the private clinics. One needed to take 3 primary jabs instead of 2 for the mRNA because the official narrative was that the killed virus vaccine was inferior to the mRNA vaccine. The media also reported that the booster jab had to be a mRNA jab thus discouraging many from contemplating to take the killed virus vaccine.)
I faced the same differentiated measures from February 2022 because I did not want to take the third killed virus vaccine jab. The killed virus vaccine manufacturer only specified two jabs and yet the authorities here insisted on three primary jabs. I thanked the Lord also that I was also exempted from the differentiated measures after getting covid infected at the same time. Later when the authorities opened up the borders to tourists, they recognized two killed virus vaccine jabs as fully vaccinated so they had to align the same for citizens as well or it would be deemed as double standards violating constitutional rights too. Hallelujah !
All thanks and glory to the Lord for His deliverance yet again.
For the record, I am not against vaccination. I am only skeptical about the safety of the experimental vaccine of mRNA and viral vector vaccines but not the proven killed virus vaccines being in use for over a century. As it is a matter of conscience regarding the type of vaccines to vaccinate, we believers should allow each to decide for himself or herself without coercion. More importantly, I believe the mRNA vaccine violates the designed order of our Lord. The immune system is so created to mount defense against viruses by producing antibodies. But right now this experimental vaccine could instruct the cells to make the spiked proteins first (not a natural process) and also expect them to mount a defense against the spiked proteins by producing antibodies, thereby interfering with the natural function of the immune system. Common sense tells us that having natural immunity from actual covid infection should be the best and yet the authorities continue to push for booster jabs. Later studies proved that natural immunity is so much more protective. (https://www.reuters.com/business/healthcare-pharmaceuticals/prior-covid-infection-more-protective-than-vaccination-during-delta-surge-us-2022-01-19/)
Latest update : 26 Nov 2022
I felt vindicated in hindsight for sticking to common sense and conviction because recent studies done locally proved that the killed virus vaccine was more effective in protecting against severe disease. Even though 92% of the whole population was fully vaccinated with the mRNA vaccine, it did not stop transmission, so the official narrative changed from stopping transmission to protecting against severe disease and hospitalization as the justification for taking the mRNA vaccine. In conclusion, both the functions of preventing transmission and preventing severe diseases for the mRNA vaccine were not effective actually for the later covid variants.
Some years ago, when I was driving home in the wee hours of one morning, I got a prompting from the Spirit God to stop at the traffic lights even though the traffic light was already flashing green for some time and there was hardly any vehicular traffic at that time. I obeyed and stopped. A truck sped past the red light on my right. I would have been hit if I had not stopped.
About ten days ago, I thanked the Lord yet again that I slowed down my car at a particular stretch along a main road upon His prompting. All these years in using this main road, I felt that there was no necessity to slow down my car to watch out for cars coming out of the small lanes. That was basic highway code. One reckless car driver sped out of a small lane and crossed the main road into the opposite small lane in a split second before me. I was sure that the driver did not even look left and right before doing such a car stunt. Such reckless driving is only seen in movies. I was again thinking of the odds for such an occurrence.
In testimony (16), I shared that my youngest son’s eczema condition was largely contained and confined to the knees and elbows. In October 2020, his eczema condition worsened and 80 to 90% of his body was inflamed. Parts of his fingers and sole of his feet were oozing.
At the same time, I had contact dermatitis for the very first time all of a sudden after wearing the mask for some 6 months. It started with 3 inflamed spots on my chin and then the inflammation spread rapidly down my neck to my chest, and also my arms and legs as well. My chin and my neck were also oozing with fluid. Medical consultation at the polyclinic did not help much and we booked appointment for specialist consultation.
Meanwhile, we prayed for God’s healing hand to be upon us. We prayed for wisdom to know the pathway of healing. We went ahead to change our beds and made our rooms less cluttered. And by the first few days after applying topical cream, healing started rapidly. We have largely contained the inflammation since and our skin have more or less resolved, though not completely for very mild inflammation still flared up in some small area of our bodies. Any severe eczema sufferer will fully appreciate such recovery. We are grateful for God’s grace in this crisis. Hallelujah ! Praise His holy name !
Ever since I received
the first vision from the Lord and decided to give up my career to seek the
meaning of the vision in 2003, I only kept a small passive business so that I
could continue to have an office to embark on my new evangelistic ministry, JC’s
By the grace and provision from the Lord, I could have a small passive income to pay for the office rental and telecommunication, transport and utilities bills for the past 18 years. Finally I have to give up the office on 30 June 2021. (Earlier, I was about to give up the office in Sep 2017 but I got acquainted with a brother who helped to share the office expenses by moving in to share the office. Due to the current pandemic which encourage working from home, it is prudent for him to cut such expense.)
For the past few years, I was trying to dispose of the chemicals, laboratory equipment and cleaning equipment left over the years but to no avail. It would be very costly to get professional companies to dispose of them and yet hardly any company was interested. I prayed for God’s help as I only had three months’ notice to move out. One month before handing over the office, one brother and two companies came to take all three things respectively. It was just too slim a coincidental chance for such an occurrence and I thanked the Lord for answering my prayer. Hallelujah !
I have much to thank the Lord. Not only I did not have any stress from giving up the office over the last 3 months’ termination notice after I prayed for His blessing of peace and joy, I had another pleasant gift from the Lord. A brother offered me a room in his office for me to continue the ministry.
One of the main missions that God had given me was to galvanize the churches in the region to prepare for the coming hard economic times. As such, though I was appointed as the missionary pastor of Alfa Omega Ministries, Indonesia, I was unable to preach regularly on Sunday in Batam.
Only in 2015 was I able to commit for a year to preach at some 4 services on one weekend each month. I would arrive in Batam on Saturday afternoon in time to preach at the evening youth service. The next day, I would attend the service in the main congregation in Baloi Centre, Batam at about 7 am before leaving at about 9.30am to preach at an affiliated congregation in Batu Haji, Batam. After lunch, I would take the fast boat service to Tanjong Uban to preach there at 2 pm. After which, I would catch the last ferry at 5 pm to head back to Batam for the evening service at another congregation near the jetty.
On one particular Sunday, while waiting for the last boat service at 5 pm at the ferry terminal cafe, I was assured that the custom officers or the boat operator would announce or call for us when the boat was about to depart. But the last service went off without us. I prayed for a miraculous option, despite the terrible slim odds, to take us back to Batam in time for the evening service. Without any particular reason, the last boat turned back for us fifteen minutes later. I was still loitering around the jetty thinking of options and praying. Had I just left immediately to look for a hotel to stay overnight in Tanjong Uban, I would miss the boat returning for us. What a relief and heartfelt gratitude to our Lord for an answered prayer. Hallelujah ! Praise the Lord !
On the day I was about to bring my two younger children to Gold Coast Australia in November 2016, I went to my office to clear some paperwork first in the afternoon. I left my office keys in the public toilet on a careless moment after leaving the office. By the time I remembered the incident, it was already 3 hours past and I rushed back to the office. I prayed along the way and by the grace of God, the keys were still in the same place. If not, I would have to spend time replacing the keys which would be so tedious and time consuming and I might not have the time to do so as we were catching the flight later in the evening. I prayed for a calm spirit, given the vexed situation, and a safe and hassle free trip as well.
At the check in counter at the airport, I was informed that my Australian passport visa was not valid. And thanks be to God, it could be processed immediately at another counter to my relief.
We checked into the hotel immediately upon arriving at Gold Coast in the morning. We went straight up to the hotel room on the 17th floor after collecting the keys. While I was bringing in two pieces of luggage into the room and turning around to pick up the third just outside the room, it was gone. Someone had stolen it so fast. I rushed straight down to the lobby to inform the hotel security. Unfortunately the hotel did not have CCTV security. I informed all the counter staff and guests at the lobby to look out for my black luggage bag before I went back up to the 17th floor. This was to prevent the thief from using the escape staircase to sneak out of the lobby. Then I went down the escape staircase from the 17th floor. After going down 2 flight of stairs, I saw my black luggage. It was slit open at the side but I lost nothing.
Though there was nothing valuable in the luggage It contained my son’s special eczema creams and many sets of clothing to last the trip which he would need to change frequently. If the bag was not recovered, it would greatly inconvenience us for the whole holiday trip.
I was really grateful that God had answered my prayer yet again in spite of so many inconveniences and possibly not making the holiday as well. All thanks and glory to His name.