Dear Praying Friends,
In year 1981 we responded to an urgent call to serve in KL JSM. Next year a very unusual and unforgettable incident happened
It was sometime in Mid 1982 when I was about to get married.
At this time there was trouble in SOM (School of Mission) , Singapore. A student by the name of Joanna was under possession but supposedly delivered. She together with two SOMers brothers Joshua Yeem & Yee Bee Chong came to KL JSM for refuge.
On a Friday Over Night Prayer Meeting in KL my fiancee (now my wife) felt giddy at about 1.30am. So I fetched her to my parent’s home about 10 minutes drive away.
On returning to the Mission just as a I drove past the Caltex Petrol Station along Pudu Road before turning to the KL Jesus Saves Mission I felt the hairs of my arms bristled and stood stiff. It has never happened in my life before and I thought it rather strange
On joining the All Night Prayer Meeting again I was waiting to close the Meeting in prayer. Note: By year 1982 the KL Friday Night Prayer lasts from 10pm Friday to Saturday 2am (not 4am)
Just as I was about to close in prayer at 2am I suddenly felt very very drowsy. The next thing was
“THUMP!” A LOUD BANG! AS IF A HUGE OBJECT HAD HIT THE FLOOR (the Mission was located on the 1st floor of the rented Corner Shophouse.
I got jolted up and fully awake!
It was Joanna who fell and hit the floor with huge force!
And then from Miss Joanna came out this male Voice, “HAHAHA! DESTROY! DESTROY!! HAHAHA!!! DESTROY!! DESTROY!!” It was a strong masculine voice with Very Menacing Tone!
“HAHAHA! DESTROY! DESTROY!! AND GETS LOUDER IN THE WEE HOURS OF THE NIGHT! HAHAHA! DESTROY! DESTROY!!
I was totally frozen with fright. As if ten thousand icy needles piercing right into my body and right into my very soul.
The hairs on my body bristled with a cold shattering fear. I cannot describe the terror hearing & seeing Demonic Possession for the very 1st time.
As I stood there helpless and frozen; suddenly a still small voice spoke inside, “for god hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”
it vibrated outward “God hath not given us the Sprit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”
And it turned warm and then hot “For God hath not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”
And as it radiates out like a nuclear explosion of GREAT POWER
“FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND!
THE SEARING HOT VOICE OF GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT THROUGH THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT SAID AGAIN THROUGH MY LIPS THEN
“FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER!!, AND OF LOVE!!, AND OF A SOUND MIND!!!” (By now the spirit of fear totally wiped out by the searing hot power of God’s Mighty Word & PRESENCE!! Amen & Amen!
OMNIPOTENT GOD IS HERE!
THE OMNIPOTENT OF GOD – “BUT OF POWER”
THE OMNI-PRESENCE OF GOD – “AND OF LOVE!”
THE OMNISCIENT OF GOD – “AND OF A SOUND MIND”
Ye have an UNCTION of the Holy One and Knoweth all things”
“OVERWHELMING PRESENCE OF GOD’S SHEKINAH GLORY OVERCAME ALL OVER POWERING FRIGHT
“ GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN YOU, THAN HE THAT IS IN THE WORLD!”
Above KL JSM Members (Circa 1980s)
From that Friday night most members faithfully attend the Wednesday Mid Week Prayer Meeting
Total combined with English & Chinese were a small group of 30 members
“How many members are there in your Mission?”
We replied, “About 30 members”
And how many attend the Mid Week Church Prayer Meeting?
Again we replied, “About 30 members”
Looking back we have attended Churches with over 1,000 members on Sunday but during the Mid Week Prayer Meetings only less than 100 members (less than 10% turn up for prayer.
KL JSM with its Mid Week Prayer Meetings, Friday Over Night Prayer Meeting & the many nights of prayer on Gasing Ridge will always be remembered. For ever and for ever as time spent in the Very Presence of God is never wasted
Below is a photo of Gasing Ridge Friday Night Prayer
Oh the pure delight of a single hour;
That before Thy Throne I spent.
When I kneel in Prayer
And with Thee My God
I Commune as friend with Friend.
(Note: Spore is Mt Faber & Penang was Bukit Dumbar Friday Nights Prayer)
Note: There was a story of a fisherman having caught live fishes from the Ocean and transport them in Tanks back to shore.
But the fishes were dull and inactive staying put at the bottom of the Tank. Then the fisherman got an idea.
He put some catfishes in the Tank. As the catfishes got poison stings all those tepid fishes started to move away to avoid those catfishes.
By this the Fisherman kept those fishes active & lively.
So God allows trials in our lives to keep us all alert & watchful. Less we are lulled to sleep and backslide away from Him.