As we enter in into the new year of 2017, many in Malaysia, even among us Christians, are facing great challenges and stressful times. In times like these, it may seem that God is far away, but if there’s one promise by God, it’s that He will never forsake us.
We serve a God of faithfulness, full of might and grace and compassion, whose very embodiment is that of power and of love. Recently Rev Sean Prasad shared a list of ten predictions with Christianity Malaysia in the hopes that it will bless and encourage the Body of Christ in Malaysia.
Unlike the usual list of predictions, however, these are solidly grounded in God’s word. They are not predictions in the usual sense of the term. These are sure to come true because they are derived from Scripture itself. In many ways, they are more of a reminder and assurance of God’s promises to us, and that those promises hold true at all times, even when things around us may seem dark.
Rev Prasad shared that he has already send these predictions to the Klang Valley Pastors Fellowship and our national Christian leaders. ‘The reason is,’ he conveyed, ‘because there are uncertainties among the Body of Christ in Malaysia who are so afraid of the future. These ten predictions will give them assurance that God is still at work in our current circumstance.’
Below are the ten predictions cum assurances shared with us by Rev Sean Prasad, backed by Scriptures from the Bible:
1.The Bible will still have the answer for 2017
Psalm 119:105: Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.
Isaiah 40:8: The grass withers and the flowers fall, but the word of our God endures forever.
Matthew 24:35: Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away.
2. Prayer will still work in your heart, home and hospital
Psalm 145:18: The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.
Mark 11: 24: Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
1 John 5:14: This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.
3. The Holy Spirit will move mightily in the church
John 14:16: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever–
Romans 8:11: But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.
4. God still inhabits in the praises of His people
1 Chronicles 16:34: Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.
2 Corinthians 1:3-4: Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
5. There will be anointing in the preaching of the word
Hebrews 4:12: For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
6. God will still pour out His blessing upon His people
Isaiah 41:10: 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
James 1:17: 17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.
7. Nations will turn to the saving knowledge of Jesus
Psalm 22:27: All the ends of the earth will remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations will worship before You.
Matthew 24:14: And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
8. Many will be saved, healed, and delivered in Jesus’ name.
Exodus 23:25: Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,
Habakkuk 3:19: The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.
9. Faith is still the key to unlock the impossible.
Luke 17:6: He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
Ephesians 6:16: In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.
1 John 5:5: Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.
10. Jesus will still be the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Lamentations 3:22-23: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
Romans 3:3: What if some were unfaithful? Does their faithlessness nullify the faithfulness of God?
1 Corinthians 1:9: God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever.
Link to Rev Prasad’s Video List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FZbVeefGQk
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