Adventures in Singapore… Jesus heals a man at a Hindu Temple!

In my last blog I wrote about sharing the love of Jesus in Singapore with my friend Jeff Yuan inside a Buddhist temple.  Two Buddhist ladies were healed in the temple and the Kingdom was demonstrated in power. (if you missed it you can read it below) As we were walking along on streets and celebrating what Jesus just did, we were looking for other places where we could show the love of Jesus.  We spotted a Hindu Temple and stepped inside.

If you don’t know much about Hinduism they believe that all paths lead to God.    As we walked in the temple I saw a shrine built to a Indian guru.  His name is Sai Baba.   When he was 14 years old he claimed to have gone through a mystical transformation and that he was the reincarnation of a spiritual teacher.  He claimed to have spiritual powers and many Hindus consider him to be a god.  He has over 6 million followers worldwide.  He gave a lot of money away to charity and he was well respected because of this.  I don’t know if it’s true or not but several men came forward during his life and claimed that Sai Baba sexually abused them.   Sai Baba died in 2011.  There is a picture of the Shine built to him below…

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A shrine built to the Indian guru, Sai Baba, in the Hindu Temple.

It broke my heart to see people walk into the temple and worship this dead indian man like he was a god.  There were a few Hindu workers sitting around a table in the temple so we started chatting.  I asked them what they believed and they told me that all religions are equal and they all lead to the same God.  After listening to them share their beliefs I respectfully shared mine.  I shared my testimony of how Jesus set me free from the power of sin and death and gave me new life.  I went on to share how Jesus claimed to be the only way to heaven.  I told her that Jesus claimed to be the Son of God and how we must all come to one of three conclusions about Jesus…

Either Jesus was  1) a liar… because he claimed to be the Son of God and claimed to be the only way to heaven. 2) OR He was a crazy person.. confused about His identity and who he was.  3) OR He was who he said he was, the Son of the living God.

We had a respectful conversation.  I offered to pray for her that she would have an encounter with Jesus, but she declined.  As I was about to leave the temple I suddenly received a sharp pain in my right shoulder.  At first I didn’t understand what was happening, and I told Jeff that I wasn’t sure what was wrong with my shoulder, but I just started having intense pain.  Right then I saw an Indian man step out of his car and start to walk up the temple.  Jeff pointed to his direction and all the sudden it made sense why I was having the pain in my shoulder.  It was a word of knowledge showing that Jesus wanted to heal this man’s right shoulder.  I stepped out in faith and went up to the man and said, “sir do you happen to have any pain in your right shoulder?”  And he said, “well actually Yes I do!”  He looked puzzled as to how I knew that.

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Asking the Indian temple worker if he had pain in his right shoulder…

He told me that three weeks before he was working in the Hindu temple and he tore his right shoulder and he was in a lot of pain.  I said, “sir I believe that Jesus wants to heal you right now,” and I asked if I could pray for his shoulder.  He agreed so I laid my hand on his right shoulder and said, “In the name of Jesus be healed.”

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Praying for his right shoulder to be healed in Jesus name.

I asked him to test it out to see if his shoulder was any better…  A huge smile came across his face and he said, YES! It feels much better!  He was very surprised and very grateful.  Right after I prayed for his healing the pain I had in my right shoulder left!  

I went on to share with him that there is power in the name of Jesus.  I said you could have used Buddah’s, Mohammad’s, or any other name and nothing would have happened… but there is power in the name of Jesus because He is the only name under heaven by which men can be saved.

I shared with him how we must turn from our sin and put our faith and trust in Jesus.  I told him that Jesus could forgive him of all his sin and give him eternal life.  I shared my testimony and about Jesus being the only way to heaven.  I asked him if I could pray for him to have an encounter with Jesus and he agreed.  So once again I laid my hands on him and prayed that he would have an encounter with Jesus Christ.  After I prayed for him Jeff and I went on our way.   This all happened within the gates of the Hindu temple.

Light shines the best in darkness.  We need to stop being so afraid of demons and other religions and start being the light that God is calling us all to be.  We need to love people like Jesus did, and we need to step out in faith.  If God can use me he surely can use you.  The more we step out in faith the more amazing God adventures we will have!  If lived out right… serving Jesus is the greatest adventure you can ever have!

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Adventures in Singapore… Jesus heals a man at a Hindu Temple!

I walked into a Buddhist temple… What happens next will surprise you…

I was in Singapore recently with Evangelist Daniel Kolenda for the CFAN “Reinhard Bonnke School of Evangelism” and “Fire Conference.”  While I was in the area I  ministered at a few churches and on my free time I did some street evangelism with my new friend, Jeff Yuan.  In Singapore there is an interesting mix of religion.  Buddhism is the most prevalent region, followed by Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity.  I asked Jeff to take me out for a day on the streets for some God adventures to see what the Holy Spirit wanted to do.  As we were walking along Jeff and I spotted a Buddhist temple and we decided to walk inside.

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One of the idols in the Buddhist temple
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Another idol in the temple…

As we were walking around the temple Jeff had a word of knowledge about one of the workers in the temple.  He went up to her and asked her if she had any knee problems and she said, “Yes, actually I do!”  Both of her knees were in pain and had been causing her problems for quite some time now.  Jeff asked if we could pray for her healing and she agreed.  He laid his hands on her knees and prayed for her healing and she was instantly healed!  I saw her bending her knees and jumping up and down as she was testing out what had just happened.  Jesus had just healed her and she was so happy!

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Jesus healed this woman inside of the Buddhist temple!

Jeff shared a few things with her about the Lord and gave her some instruction, and then as we started walking around to other parts of the temple to see what else the Holy Spirit wanted to do…

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Some men burning incense to their gods in the Buddhist temple…

A few minutes later another Buddhist temple worker came up to us and pointed to her knee brace…  She said, “My friend told me that Jesus healed her knees… can you pray for my knee to get healed as well?”   He said, “of course!”  So we both laid our hands on her and released the healing power of Jesus to touch her knee.   She walked around to test it out and she discovered that her pain was gone and she was healed!  Her brace was no longer needed.  She was very grateful and Jeff again shared a few things with her about the Lord.

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Jeff and I praying for the second Buddhist woman’s knee to be healed…
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The Buddhist woman testing out her knee…
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Jesus touched this precious Buddhist woman and healed her knee!

All of this happened WITHIN the Buddhist temple!  As people are coming in praying to Buddha and idols carved by human hands… two temple workers are healed in the name of Jesus and the kingdom is demonstrated in power!  I think many Christians would have been scared or intimidated to go into a temple to pray for the sick.  Perhaps they think demons would attack them or they would fall under some type of curse.  Why do we think this way?  Why are we so afraid of the darkness?

Consider the following scripture about Jesus healing a man with leprosy…

Mark 1:40-41

40 “A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”

41 Jesus was indignant.  He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!” 42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.”

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You have to understand that this man had leprosy which was contagious and can be spread by skin contact.  This is why they had leper colonies… they were meant to keep those that were unclean away from those that were clean.  Jesus was willing to take the risk of getting leprosy to heal this man.

Just like the man with leprosy… the people of this world are saying to Christians everywhere, “are you willing to leave your comfortable churches to go where we are?  Are you willing to be around someone like me who worships gods that are different than yours?”  We cannot expect non-christians to show up to our churches on Sunday.  We need to be like Jesus and go to where they are.

Light is meant to penetrate the darkness!  That’s the purpose of light.  We need to stop being afraid of the darkness and we need to start being a light.  We must realize that the Holy Spirit lives WITHIN us and He wants to come out!  Be bold, have faith, and take risk… the God of the universe is with us!  AMEN!

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Ps. Stay tuned for my next blog about power evangelism in a Hindu Temple…

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