Friday, December 5, 2008

Where is Your Wisdom?

Our church is very friendly to newcomers and first time visitors. That was how I first met him. He was visiting our Church and being Malaysians, its a double joy. Thereafter, we met again for 1-2 more times when he returned to Church. In totality, maybe 2-3 times.

He has skyped me every now and then. We chatted briefly. The other day, he skyped and following is the exact conversation...

Him: I guess it is better for you all to go back to Malaysia...not really safe here.

Me: You think?

Him: Yes...based on thai news

Me: I think we should stay to be a blessing in this trouble times than running for shelter in Malaysia

Him: It is all depend on there will be civil war soon...moreover, you are not are Malaysia. your home is not is your real home

Me: Well, we should pray against that. Home is where the Lord leads us. If the Lord wants us to leave, we will. For the moment, we have no such leading

Him: i guess that it is up to you...the Lord give you wisdom...if you don't use is like Israel never listen to Moses during the beginning

Me: Thanks for your warning

Him: moreover, never easy to get a job in Thailand...economy already is better for you all to seek a job in Indonesia

Me: I rebuke those words in the name of Jesus. My God is a big God. His providence does not depend on economy of the world

Him: you can rebuke...self elegant. you didn't really read my report properly

Me: I rebuke the negative declaration. Not you

Him: there is a warning that Jesus, Daniel and Isaiah had warn.

Me: Power of life and death in the words of our lips. By faith we speak. By faith it will come to pass

Him: having Faith is good...stronger the better...but God give wisdom. where is your wisdom. God only bless those who move by wisdom

I couldn't believe what I read.

Firstly, declaring civil war on Thailand before it actually happened. I know heaps and heaps of Christians, including myself, in Thailand who is praying for peace and the situations in Thailand. Janice for one didn't make it for Ethaniel's party because she was having a prayer meeting with some others for the peace of Thailand. And we have this so called Pastor declaring civil war!

Secondly, he is asking us to return to our home country because of the upcoming civil war. So, does it apply to all expats? Then, he should have sent out notices to all people who are non-Thai to return home. Including him.

Thirdly, (1) he is accusing me of being disobedient unto God as Israel has been towards Moses. (2) Being self-elegant (3) Being a fool and not using my wisdom... Just because I am still in Bangkok and not obeying his warnings.

If he really thinks that his report is true, it still has to be confirmed. Which country is not facing problems?

1 Corinthians 14:32 (King James Version) " And the spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets."

So, has anyone confirmed it? Anyone can go around saying that they have heard from God and still not be subjected to a Prophet/Pastor/Church. Even Cindy Jacob, the well known prophetess attends a Church and is accountable to her Pastor Dutch Sheet.

Because we don't know the whole picture! If someone claims he knows it all, then we have to be very careful of people like that.

1 Corinthians 13:9 (New Living Translation) "Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! "

To summarize, I am wary when people, no matter who they are or how important they think they are, begin to insist their words are biblical truth. I have been a Christian for a long time, I know my bible and what it says. I also have many godly Rev, Pastors, Missionaries and friends and none of them are as manipulative and controlling, just because they have received a vision and prophecy from God. Its a spirit of Jezebel!

1 John 4:1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.

1 comment:

Beth in NC said...

Wow oh wow. Sorry, but it sounded like the enemy was talking to you (not to insult your acquaintance). You were right in rebuking and not receiving those reports.

God bless and protect you wherever He leads you.