It is unfortunate that many Christians have a short memory (actually people in general do). Among some circles of Christianity, prophecies are given on a regular basis of spectacular things. People get excited or even scared. Then, before you know it, another wave of prophecies are made revealing allegedly new and fresh revelation from God, and people move on with the next wave while forgetting about the former prophecies and whether or not they have been fulfilled.
This trend among some charistmatic and Pentecostal circle can be analogous with fashion: People go from one thing to the other, forgetting about what was the trend a few months or a year ago. However, it’s only when Yahoo Front page or TV reflect back on the 90s (or 80s, etc) do people suddenly realize, “Oh yeah, I remember those days, that fashion , that trend…wow! I almost forgot about it!” What was hip at one time becomes yesterday’s news and forgotten–almost. God has an usual way of revealing things, and I am not talking about prophecies, but our sins and errors in a manner and time we least suspect. Sobering thought.
Fortunately the internet is a great tool for our memory: What is written is not done in a corner but in the public if it’s online. It leaves a digital footprint that allow God’s people to test an alleged prophet’s track record. And God’s Word is clear that even if one detail of prophecy fails, that person is not a prophet of God:
“You may say in your heart, ‘How will we know the word which the LORD has not spoken?’ When a prophet speaks in the name of the LORD, if the things does not come about or come true, that is the thing which the LORD has not spoken. The prophet has spoken it presumptuously; you shall not be afraid of him.” (Deuteronomy 18:21-22)
I have previously blogged about Jaeson Ma’s prophecy about a Tsunami hitting Los Angeles here. I thought I take up another subject on Jaeson Ma again, since he made another prophetic statement in a blog post on July 12, 2011 about what he learned when he spent 40 days in an Evangelical Monastery in South Korea. The entry was titled, “My Strength, My Song, My Salvation–40 Days in Jesus Abbey.” It’s a very long post, as Jaeson Ma share many things that God has been teaching him. Some of the things I read made me rejoice as what God has taught him–but other things, especially when it comes to the prophetic and claim that God is speaking outside the Word of God made me cautious and concern for him and his followers.
Many people commented on this long post of his, but when I checked his website today, this popular post was not featured. I thought perhaps it was deleted but it was not. Readers can access it here: http://jaesonma.com/my-strength-my-song-my-salvation-40-days-in-jesus-abbey/ (I provided the whole link written out so that readers can google for the cache of it, in case it is removed in the future).
He makes a prophecy concerning Korea in the next ten years in that blog post, that I thought it was good to post it here so that in the future people can remember and keep prophets like him accountable. Here it is unedited in his own words:
I could feel and recognize the Holy Spirit’s momentum. A great work of the Spirit was being prepared. An spiritual army is being raised up.
Prophecy for Korean Student Revival
I believe in the next 10 years, there will be a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in South Korea and North Korea unprecedented to anything experienced in the past 100 years of Christianity in Korea. The glory of the latter will be greater than the glory of the former. The Pyongyang revival in 1907 that birthed the Korean Pentecost and widespread movement of the Gospel will happen again in a powerful way among specifically the university students. There will be prayer meetings established all on every major university campus that will not stop, day or night, it will be a network of prayer furnaces that will create a massive ring of fire of God’s holiness, God’s power and God’s presence that will over turn the effects of sin in the nation. Sex trafficking business will be overturned, abortion will be overturned and made illegal, the suicide rate will decrease dramatically, and families will be restored because of this student revival movement. Students will hold signs of peace; proclaim the Gospel of the kingdom and there will be radical reforms made at every level of society. The mountains of government, business, education, media, arts, family and religion will come under the submission of Jesus Christ and His commandments. Witchcraft and Shamanism with all it’s power will be broken, many families and youth will renounce these demonic practices, and the Spirit of prophecy will be poured out in a new and dramatic measure as the Holy Spirit visits the nation and the young people with increasing dreams and visions, no longer will there be only a few who are moving in the power of the Spirit, but God will pour out His Spirit upon all sons and daughters. This is who they are, “sons and daughters of God” the orphan spirit, the spirit that needs to strive and perform for approval and acceptance will be done away with, God will be a Father to the fatherless, He will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers. There will be a new worship, music and praise movement that will bring shock and awe, the shekinah glory of the Lord into the church and then out into society, it will be a new worship movement that will shock and transform the nation of Korea. It will be invisible, yet visible. The glory of God will be seen and felt. Young people will not just gather in the tens of thousands, but I saw hundreds of thousands gathering in massive worship crusades, new songs never sung, new lyrics yet to be written, new sounds never heard or played, it will be a worshipping army that will take over the nation of South Korea and then North Korea, then all over Asia and the nations. There will be a mountain of glory, in this mountain young people will stream in from all over South Korea, Asia and all over the world to seek the Lord while He may be found. It will be a tabernacle of David, 24/7 Prayer and Worship preparing the hearts of a new generation to enter into and take back the promise land of North Korea, then China, then all of Asia, Middle East and finally back to Jerusalem. These will be radical, relentless and in hot pursuit of their Lord and their Father’s glory. The kingdom of God will advance, the Spirit of the Lord will not hold back but be poured out in abundance, this will happen in the next decade, a great move of the Holy Spirit that will sweep the nation, it will begin again with the confession of sins in the Church, it will spread from church to church, fellowship to fellowship, home to home, confession of sins until the temple is washed clean and the Spirit can invade, then nothing will be able to stop this student mission movement, watch it will happen, Korea will arise as one nation, North Korea will become the kingdom not of man, but the kingdom of our God, it will happen soon, it will happen quickly, only pray and obey, for the time of the harvest is at hand. In Jesus name I pray name amen.
Note his first statement that he “could feel and recognize the Holy Spirit’s momentum” before preceeding with his prophecy. Recall that Deuteronomy’s test of a prophet include whether or not it will be fulfilled. The time limit in Ma’s prophecy is ten years from now (that’s 2021).
According to the above prophetic words from Jaeson Ma, if they are from God, within 10 years we should see:
1.) a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in South Korea and North Korea
2.) This outpouring in South Korea and North Korea will be unprecedented to anything experienced in the past 100 years of Christianity in Korea.
3.) The glory of this revival will be greater than “the glory of the former.”
4.) It will be a revival that is specifically among university students.
5.) There will be 24 hour prayer meetings on every major university campus
6.) This revival will create massive holiness in people’s lives.
7.) Sex trafficking business in Korea will cease.
8.) Abortions in Korea will be made illegal.
9.) Korean suicide rate will decrease dramatically.
10.) The student revival will be restored families.
11.) Korean Students will hold signs of peace.
12.) Korean students will evangelize.
13.) Korean students will bring about radical reforms made at the level of government.
14.) Korean students will bring about radical reforms made at the level of business.
15.) Korean students will bring about radical reforms made at the level of education.
16.) Korean students will bring about radical reforms made at the level of media.
17.) Korean students will bring about radical reforms made at the level of arts.
18.) Korean students will bring about radical reforms made at the level of family.
19.) Korean religion will come under the submission of Jesus Christ and His commandments.
20.) Witchcraft and Shamanism in Korea will be renounce as demonic practices.
21.) Young Koreans will increae dreams and visions, and not just a few.
22.) Young Koreans will not just gather in the tens of thousands, but hundreds of thousands in massive worship crusades.
23.) This revival will pour forth all over South Korea, North Korea, then China, then all of Asia, Middle East and finally back to Jerusalem and finally all over the world.
24.) Nothing will be able to stop this Korean student mission movement.
And while 10 years from now is far ways off , I hope this post on Veritas Domain will be leave a digital footprint as a reminder for people of whether or not prophecies made by Jaeson Ma will come true. I have seen in my young Christian days very specific prophecies being made about this or that happening in one, two or three years, and it didn’t come to pass. Audios from Conferences were conveniently removed from the internet, people quickly forget…but God does not forget those who claim to speak on behalf of Him when it wasn’t so, and one day they will be called into account for it.
My biggest worries are the many Christians who never ground themselves in the Word of God Biblically but are driven from one fad to another, with their feelings telling them what to do and believe rather than the Word. My fear is with how many so-call Christians think they are Christians with all the sensationalism instead of the Word of God changing them with the Gospel itself–only to “fall away” and think they have tasted Biblical faith when they only got a subjective emotional high on human made prophecies that does not proceed from the Word of God.