"My Encounter with God at CKRM" by Mark Tay

Dear readers,

My name is Mark and I began to attend CKRM Sat Empowerment Ministry on the 2nd Nov 2008. Back then, I was spiritually unstable and under the bondage of sin. All these were hard to swallow for me as I was once on fire for God and even graduated with good results for a diploma course in Theology. I naively assumed that all this will point to a life of blessings and ministry. Neither materialised and I was struggling very badly in 2008. Everything I touched turned into dust and I was experiencing setbacks in every aspect of my life. It was against such a backdrop that I stepped into CKRM.

I never expected God to touch me through CKRM. After all, I had been part of Benny Hinn's choir, and if Benny Hinn could not knock me down with his anointing, who could? Deep in my heart, I reasoned that experiencing God was a tall order I shouldn't hope for because of my sins and pride. But driven by desperation as well as obedience to prophecy, I keep returning to CKRM. I also told my friends Daniel, Janice, Joshua, Huiliang, Jieying etc about this ministry. God ministered to all of them!!!! I don't really understand what was going on in CKRM but I believe that God does show up on Sat with this peculiar group of people. In the midst of the turmoil surrounding my life, I felt that the safest place to be is where God is - at CKRM.

I was especially impressed with what the Holy Spirit could do with aunties, uncles .. lay-men who had no theological certificates whatsoever. The reality of God rekindled my spiritual zeal and I began to attend church service, cell group, prayer meeting etc faithfully. By the grace of God, a sister prophesised over me on the 29th Nov and what she said drove me to tears. That set the stage for Pst Paul to impart God's anointing on me. True to the prophecy, I was set free from the bondage of sin and is now sensitive to the presence of God. There is also a sense of destiny, knowing that I have a calling in my life to fulfil. The world continues to be gripped by fear and terror but I was at peace with myself and God. I know everything is going to be alright because God is now in the picture.

I was renamed Mark (formerly known as Gordan) in Dec 2008; a prophetic name for how God intends to use me. My new found sensitivity to the presence of God, in the form of shaking, wasn't something my church mates understood. I was told to control my shaking (which I couldn't quite control) by my church leader. My body would shake during worship, during Kathie Walter's seminar and even at home or in public places! I couldn't explain to my mother or my friends for this weird manifestation which accompanied even as I write now. I was also jolted out of sleep on the 12 Dec at 4.30 am by a sharp pain in my right chest. It felt as if someone thrust a long sharp needle through my ribcage and I awoke to find my inner man praying in tongues within me! I became fearful because there was nobody around me! The thought that a demon had attacked me during my sleep came to mind. I realised I have to pray for protection since then.

I never expect God to accomplish so much in five weeks which I couldn't in 8 years as a Christian! I look forward to the days ahead with the Lord. I also look forward to persecutions and spiritual attacks if I am of any value in the kingdom of God. It's inevitable if I want to be part of God's army. I rather die as Mark... than live as Gordan again.

Lastly, I want to thank CKRM for the price they pay for the anointing and God for giving me, his prodigal son... a 2nd chance.



JC sheep said...

Yes! God is a faithful God. He will never forsake anyone! As long as your heart cry to Him, He will grab you into His arm and crown you with His unfailling loves.

Many times I fell, but when I repented and cried to Him, He is the loving Father that forgave me not seven times, but seventy-seven times(Matthew 18:22).

I was brought to CKRM when my spritual life was at the bottom of the well. It was the Father's grace that let me experience His true presence and abundance grace at CKRM and revived my spritual life so that I kept wanting to live a life that is pleasing to Him.

God's presence and anointing is so true and strong in CKRM and it hurts me each time when I see sisters or brothers who came and couldn't receive or was not touched by God.

I really want to encourage all brothers and sisters in Christ, especially those that hungry for God presence, come to CKRM with a childlike faith heart, because it is "Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit," says the Lord Almighty (Zechariah 4:6)

Put away all your intellect, pride, reasoning sense. Come with the right heart and motive to seek the Lord but not to JUDGE. Press in and wrestle with God like Jacob said in Genesis 32:26 "I will not let you go unless you bless me." You will find yourself having a closer relationship with God and your spiritual life being lifted-up to another level.

Anonymous said...

It is amazing to personally witness how God has transformed Mark in such a short period of time. Indeed, it is the anointing of God that has broken the yoke of bondages (Isa 10:27).

CKRM is truly a ministry raised by God for His glory. The glory of God that have been witnessed by many over at CKRM is not something that could be accomplished by any human strength and intellect, but it is all by His Spirit enabling "aunties and uncles" (simple folks with a willing heart and a childlike faith) to display His mighty glory.

I thank God for His great and mighty works upon Mark. After all,it is all about looking into the fruits that we bear. The transformation of Mark's life to be once again on fire for God is the fruit of the Spirit.

Praise God!

Lionamancini said...

God is good all the time and all the time God is good. God sees your heart and continue to soak into God's presence and stay firm. Fear God not men, speak with power and authority. Continue to encourage your friends and love ones to come and be blessed in CKRM. Keep it up, Mark.

Anonymous said...

Hey Mark,

I am very impacted by your statement: "I also look forward to persecutions and spiritual attacks if I am of any value in the kingdom of God." That's fantastic perspective. All glory to God! Keep on pursuing! Never stop!