Monthly Archives: July 2011

23 July 2011 – The Coming Economic Storm

There is a coming economic storm but like all natural weather storms it will only affect certain areas but not all. It would especially affect USA and the currency of the dollar. Everyone knows it but is trying to remain positive although they can see the dark clouds forming over USA. It will have a permanent effect on USA but a temporal effect on the whole world because of its reliance on trade with USA. Countries that move its trade away from reliance on USA will fare better than others. Eventually, all countries will adapt to the change in the economic scene where USA is no longer the world power. As stated in the prophecy at the beginning of this year, China will have a temporal dominance and then not too far into the future, Europe. It is ordained of God from the spiritual realm that the world scene changes: UK was the world power in the 19th Century, USA in the 20th Century, and eventually Europe in the 21st Century. China is only a temporary transit between the change from USA to Europe. Once Europe plows through its debt situation, it will lead the world. Until then, China leads. What is happening in Europe is preparing the way for the dominance of the anti-Christ. First the union will be consolidated to give more power to the central HQ organizationally, and in the coming future allow a single individual to dominate the centralized power within the organization. In the meantime, the lack of transparency in the Chinese economy with a lot of hidden debts and lack of checks and balances within the economic system, will be the archilles’ heel that brings its dominance down.

The coming storm cannot be prevented but like an ocean wave can be ridden by a skilful surfer. The purpose of this storm being allowed is the required transition of the world into one in which USA is no longer the dominant power. The history of mankind has shown that no country or empire or kingdom dominates the world forever. The prophecies of Daniel shown transitions between 4 great empires that rule the world (Babylonian, Medo-Persian, Greek and Roman). The last empire before the coming of Christ is the rule of the ten toes, which eventually is dominated by the anti-Christ (Daniel 7:23-27). Those in the Lord, even those who live in USA, should not panic nor be disturbed in these world events and through the coming storm. Overall its impact will be short and swift with the world recovering surprisingly quickly.Daniel and the Israelites within the Babylonian Empire lived through the transitions of power still blessed by the Lord. The same can happen to those who are aware of it and live being led by the Spirit. Reliance on investments in USA must be reduced and directed towards Asia and Oceania which will bear the storm best. In Europe, those not reliant on immediate returns will find good pickings and bargains if your investment is long term. During the storm, would be the time to pick the best investments in USA as it hits the bottom of the barrel, so all is not lost in USA.

Like Isaac, sow in famine and reap the harvest (Genesis 26:1, 12). Like Joseph, let wisdom be your guide to discern the seasons and times. No famine, not even the seven years of famine in Joseph’s time, prevented him from profiting  (Genesis 47:13-26). The areas most affected will be like the famine of Joseph’s time: failure of money (Gen 37:15), failure of crops (Gen 37:13), bread and food will be in demand and shortage (Gen 37:15-17). Wealth will change hands – livestock, lands and properties became Pharaoh (Gen 37:18-26). You still can prosper when lead by the Spirit. God is your sail to go through the storm.

 Be well, be strong for the grace of God is more than sufficient for you, Ps Peter Tan

13th July 2011 – God gives and God takes away (? or !)

I have not been that regular with the blog but the messages preached have been regularly updated to the site, so those regular to the site will still have the latest. I have a lot of requests for Fatherly Talks but have not restarted it yet. Will do so at some point in the future when there is more time available (after delegation of some organizational work). Also for those requesting the online Bible school, it is in the process of being re-organized.

Lately, the Lord has been speaking of the imminent change that is coming (part of it shown earlier this year in the prophecy for this year 2011). When it comes, it will be suddenly and not expected by many. Also the time for the vision of the black car is at hand.

The Lord gives and the Lord taketh away (Job 1:21) This verse is controversial to the faith movement because it advocates that the Lord completely does not take away but only the devil. It is true that all sicknesses and disasters are caused by the devil but the Bible does show that God does take away: God took from Moses part of His anointing on him when he complained that the burden was too heavy for him and shared it with the seventy elders (Numbers 11:14-17). God took the kingdom from King Saul and passed it on to David (1 Samuel 13:13-14). God did emphasized that if he had been faithful, God would have established his kingdom forever (1 Samuel 13:13). God took ten pieces of the nation of Israel and gave it to Jeroboam (1 Kings 11:31). Since we know and believe that it is never God who causes evil and disaster among men, then what exactly is it that God took away?

It is God who allows and imparts dominion and authority to men (Daniel 2:20-21). This includes those who know Him and those who don’t. Pontius Pilate, when boasting of his power and authority, was corrected by our Lord Jesus, who pointed out that it is God above who gave power to men (John 19:11). Yes, it is our God and Father in heaven who gives men all authority and power. Nebuchadnezzar had to learn the hard way that even he was subject to the mercies of heaven (Daniel 4:23-26, 32). The lesson to be learned is that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He chooses. This applies whether it be earthly kingdoms or principalities, or fame or wealth or wisdom or influence. Every good and every perfect gift has always comes forth from our God and Father who gives generously to all men, giving rain on the just and on the unjust (James 1:17; Matthew 5:45). It is not merely human effort that allows a man to achieve what he wants in life, it is both a combination of faithful human obedience and God who gives the open doors and opportunities. There is no such thing as a “self-made” man or woman. It is just a foolish man or woman who did not acknowledge the work of the angels and God on his behalf. Such do not last long on the earth nor in eternity. If such people boast in themselves, then the same would happen to them as to Nebuchadnezzar, although through different circumstances. There are angelic watchers that watch over the affairs of mankind (Daniel 4:23).

Having understood the above principles, there is a movement on the earth whereby authorities, fortunes, and fames are being shifted by God and His angels. From those who like Nebuchadnezzar had boasted in themselves to those who are humble and have the heart of God. Always choose God and walk with a perfect heart to recieve your portion in this life from God. It is God who sets up kingdoms and raise up kings. What is yours can never be taken by men. Only God has the power to remove them. At this time in the world, we are seeing a seismic shift of fame, fortune and power. The dust will take a few years to settle and then all will see clearly the positioning of God for the endtimes. In times like these, it is important to spend time in the closet of prayer and wait upon the Lord. Be faithful to all that God has asked of you no matter how small. Faithfulness in small things will lead to opportunities in bigger things from God.

God strengthen you and establish your feet on a firm foundation, Ps Peter