Thank You Jesus! A Singaporean Malay Christian's Testimony (former muslim).
As a former muslim believer and now gloriously saved by our Lord Jesus
Christ, i can see what life is like without a Saviour and how awesomely
different it is with a Saviour!
Just to let all of you know... Yes! There are Malay Christians in
Singapore! Out of no compulsion or coercion have i received our Lord Jesus
Christ but my own free will and the Grace of our Glorious GOD!
As a previous muslim believer, the god that they pray to, seems so
distant for me. Never is there any return phone call, the communication
lines were strictly one way. There was no certainty of life here on earth
or in heaven. But praise be to God, He sent His Son to save us to
assure us a place in Heaven!
How comforting it is to know that because God loved us first, from the
beginning of time and that He understood our needs so well, He knew we
needed some saving. His awesome Grace Manifest Yeshua HaMashiach came
from the Heavenly places for us. The most important thing for us to know
and TRUELY believe is that GOD loved us first. It is not our love for
Him that saves us. It is the knowing that He gave the original LOVE. We
receive it wholly and embrace that love as a child to our Father. With
that then can we believe that He sent His only begotten Son Jesus
Christ for us. The impossibility of the idea that God CAN love us that much
to sacrifice Himself boggles the minds of the muslim believers.
As a muslim previously, i never understood this love from our Abba
Father. All i knew was god as a judge, merciful, omniscient, omnipotent but
most of all still a judge. And his verdict? Not sure. As he wills, they
say. So, life hangs by a tether of a thread. In extreme caution of the
balance. All the while trying to keep balance the scales of judgment.
How impossible it is most definitely. I'm sure most of our muslim
counterparts will feel this way. I knew i was lost and needed some help.
After the intellectual approach failed me, i literally gave up and just
talked to God as if He was my friend. I asked Him,"Hey Man, Big Dude up
there. I know you're there. But which Way? Buddha, Muhammad, Jesus?...
Tell me, show me."
Slowly but surely God gave me His revelation bit by bit. As i read
further into scripture, studying more about who Jesus is, i always
approached with an open heart. And this made the difference. Allowing God to
work in me. Of course starting to attend church with my then girlfriend,
now wife, made more changes within me. After attending church for about
6 months or so, there was an altar call and something about speaking in
tongues which my wife asked me whether i'd like to receive. I kind of
nodded my head and walked up to the pulpit. We were ushered to another
room, said the sinner's prayer and suddenly one by one of us were
speaking in tongues! I didn't know what i was saying but i was crying like a
child. I felt God's awesome love for me. One insignificant human being
on this earth but significant in God's eyes for His Kingdom. What a
glorious day that was in 2003 July.
But the leaps and bounds in my faith came with that fateful day in
November 2005 when a friend of ours said that she had reserved seats for us
in this church which we knew had ridiculously long and impossible
ques... There we were at 11am and lo and behold... No seats reserved! We
just followed the train of people in and somehow miraculously managed to
plonk ourselves somewhere near the end of the auditorium. Worship began.
Hmmm... Liking it, i said to myself. Then service started, this cool
looking pastor came out... and the moment he opened his mouth... Man i'm
hooked! This IS the WORD that i've been looking for! Every single bit
of it i devoured. Like a hungry child, i ate and ate and i'm still not
full. The true unadulterated Word of GOD is preached here. The Truth,
the joy, the happiness and the PEACE set in to my soul. Shalom Peace God
sowed in my heart. I hardly miss church and every sunday is an
adventure race! An encounter with Jesus is what i look for.
I praise GOD Almighty for this awesome Church that He has built. God's
glory permeates through all the pastors and leaders. NCC rocks! I thank
God for that opportuned moment that He led us there and with that, my
faith is increased day to day. All glory to our Father, i love you
Jesus! And Holy Spirit, thanks for being there guiding me all the time,
I hinge my calling strongly on John 10:14-16.
Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd; and I know my sheep, and am
known by My own. As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I
lay down My life for the sheep. And other sheep I have which are not of
this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and
there will be one flock and one shepherd.” John 10:14-16
This scripture gives me comfort and my Rest in the Lord, knowing that
HE is the one that will bring all my malay brethren to his Kingdom and i
pray that He will use me as His worker. For we know and are sure that
the "harvest is plentiful".
He told them, The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few. Ask
the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest
So, thank you everyone for taking time to read this testimony and my
wish is for you to spread this to everyone you know, especially to your
Final shout out of thanks to Jesus my Saviour, GOD Almighty and His
Magnificient Spirit in us!
Hallelujah and Amen to that.
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