What is God’s destiny for me?

Podcast Notes

Do you know where the word Yahweh comes from?

Yahweh, name for the God of Israelites, is originally YHWH in Hebrew but in order to pronounce it, over time, the vowels “a” and “e” were added by men so that we can pronounce it easily today as “Yaweh.”

The original YHWH cannot be pronounced easily. Try to pronounce it and what you end up with a breath of air, signifying the breath of God.  

So when God changed Abram and Sarai’s names to Abraham and Sarah, He retains their original identifies, He did not delineate their original identities but He made it better and transformed it by adding the “H” God element into their names. So now they are still Abraham and Sarah but they are boosted with the dynamism of God in their lives and their futures.

In the same way, God cherishes your unique identity, even those parts which you would rather forget or you hate. God accepts the full of you, but God transforms the bad parts by breathing in His new life into it. As we know, God’s breath contains the heavenly life of God. When he breathes into your names, your identities and destines are transformed into glorious and perfect, even you who are downtrodden, lost, misaligned and wasted.

God often transforms identities, destinies and lives of many people. Let’s look at some people in the Bible whom God transformed and super-packed their names and identities.  

FromTo Commentary
AbramAbrahamGen 17:5. As above
SaraiSarahGen 17:15. As above
JacobIsraelGen 32:22. Jacob meaning “deceiver” depicts his life of constantly having to outwit others in a harsh environment to get resources and do well. To Israel, because he wrestled with God and men and prevailed. 12 tribes of Israel.  
SaulPaulActs 26: 14. Notice the duality of both names, replacing “S” with “P” slightly, Saul shifts from being a persecutor of Christians to the great disciple of Jesus, Paul. God is amazing and creative!
SimonCephas, Peter, meaning rock.John 1:42. Impetuous, spontaneous Simon who faltered at his test disclaiming Jesus at His death. When Jesus encountered him again after His resurrection and gently restores him and bestows upon him Peter, Cephas Rock, stability and an unwavering faith in God.
Moses“drawn from the reeds” Reeds grow at riverside bank. Transition lines from boundaries from ocean / land. Hints at future when God will use Moses to part the red sea for Israelites to cross.
Jabez1 Chronicles 4:9 Someone who has a “bad” name as his name means pain. But God redeemed Jabez’s name and destiny when he cried out to God, and God turned his life into a blessing.  
Saul1 Sam 28 of King Saul. Saul is reminisce of Sheol (hell) as they stem from the same Hebrew root. It is that why Saul, when he departed from God, seek out the witch of Endor to call up the dead?
Other noteworthy review of names

You are God’s Handicraft

In practicing to decipher names on myself and others, I have found that God is much more creative, imagination, humorous and insightful than we often limit ourselves in thinking about Him. Most of all, I find that God takes a genuine delight in our names, our lives, destiny and potential. He is like a master artist and we are His handiworks, reflecting His glory, wisdom and overturning.

How to Start:

  1. Understand concept of your names, destiny and how God looks upon them
  2. Be open that God may inspire you on your names creatively. Here are just a few ways:
EtymologicalAnalysis of root meaning of a name and separate syllabus
Homologicalsimilarity of sound with another word,
Assonance  Rhyme, sounds
Word associationslinks one name to another   
Allusions  Words create new meanings when placed together 
Anagrammatic  rearranging of letters
  1. Prayerfully ask God to guide you
  2. Collect different hints and information that God brings to you over time. This process may take years but if you dutifully record them down, over time you will reveal more and more layers to your name and destiny that God tells you
  3. In the meanwhile you will also grow in God and understand what He wants in your best destiny for Him

Note: God should be the guide and source of our knowledge. Do not seek knowledge from forbidden sources e.g. divination.

What is your name and what is God speaking to you on your name and your unique destiny in Him?

Economic Tsunami


In 2020, I was first given the vision of the overhanging – overarching sky of tsunami water, and you can read about it here. I have never described what happens when the flood waters came but two years later, I feel that it is now that I am able to release this word.

God is a spiritual being and He speaks of spiritual things which are often more important than physical things, which has a limited shelf life and dies away, but our spiritual destiny lasts forever. In my vision, the tsunami is not a literal tsunami but a spiritual tsunami of our souls.

I will now pick up the story where I left off in part one, and describe what happens when flood waters started to fall. You should understand that I am describing a spiritual tsunami that will sweep the world economy, not a literal one.

Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.

Psalms 61:1-2

Safe Tower of God

The little Christian family that was in the tower was transfixed with amazement and horror as the huge catchment of water overhead broke. Experiencing this vision as if I was there, I would never forget the moment. I first heard sound of the water before the tsunami hit. It was the loudest, most deafening roar of sound made by water hitting the rocks and dirt, and the largest volume of water one ever saw gushing down the mountaintops towards us at the fastest speed possible. The roar was so loud that the family felt minute in their tower as sound reverberated all around their hemisphere. I honestly did not know that one would hear water before one saw a tsunami.

The grandfather, who represented unbelievers who are logical, experienced and educated, was transfixed at the sight of the tsunami coming towards them. In that moment that hinges between life and death, the old man was transfixed by a mixture of horror and awe. In that instant, facing calamity, he realized the fragility of life, despite man’s best achievements and lofty ambitions, the magnificence of God.

The grandmother pulled at the old man’s arm, trying to drag him away from his daze. The grandmother’s favorite child was her younger son, James, whom was the Christian’s brother, an unbeliever and in the day of trouble, she thought of her favorite son. “James!” She screamed as he was not in the tower with them. “James and Linda!” One could see the wild panic and agony in her eyes. 

“The Holy Spirit is going to rescue James.” The Christian assured the grandmother. The Christian knew that God in His compassion, had answered his prayers as he had been praying for his parents and brother for years. Even without any outward signs of their change of heart towards God, in time of great crisis, God did not forget the Christian’s request and the Holy Spirit went to rescue his brother. 

I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

John 10:9 ESV

No Warning

The family tried to gesticulate wildly to the people on the ground.  “Go away, get away, danger! Tsunami!” They tried to scream to warn them, even to warn their enemies who were trying to attack them, but their enemies refused to listen as they were too preoccupied by anger and hatred.

The family saw other people who were blithely sauntering along on the ground below, going about their day-to-day business, unaware of impending danger. As the Christian was on higher ground in the safe tower of God, he could see the economic danger that was approaching.  Unfortunately, despite his best efforts, the people were either too far away, they could not hear, or even when they saw, they could not understand because they did not have the spirit of God to help them understand and discern the times. 

The family were in a tower of safety of God, and there was no exit and no door. One could not enter the spiritual safety of God unless through his believing and asking for help from Jesus Christ. They entered the safe tower when the Holy Spirit supernaturally protected them by sealing them for God in His safe tower.

The name of the Lord is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. 

Psalms 18:10

The Christian’s youngest son represented the youngest generation would was impacted when the economic tsunami hit. As the youngest boy was immature, he was so frightened by what he saw that he crouched down, put his hands over his ears and started screaming in terror. The Christian assured his children with confidence, “The Holy Spirit will save us.” Somehow he knew that they were all safe in the high tower of God. Heavy rain pelted their faces and fierce wind whipped them, making speaking and hearing difficult in the storm. They had to shout to be heard over the din of the storm and walk carefully as everywhere was wet and slippery.   

There was a safe room indoors in the middle of the tower construct, where one could retire into the safety and protection from the weather indoors if one was tired. One could go in to the little lighted and simply furnished room to rest, eat, pray or sleep. The tower also contained supplies of food, water, medicine and other materials that God knew that the family would need in their daily lives during the season of the tsunami. 

The youngest boy temporarily fainted from fear. The Holy Spirit walked over to him and tended to him. The Holy Spirit knelt to his level and breathed close to him.

Suddenly, the Christian saw that the Holy Spirit has supernaturally brought his unbeliever brother James to his safe tower in the nick of time. James was beaten weary but was otherwise unharmed. His expression was horror stricken, “Linda…” He broke down.  “She is my wife… but I couldn’t save her…” He told the adults, his eyes wide with guilt and horror. He had tried to hold onto his wife in the tsunami but without the strength of God, their human hands slipped and she was swept away in the chaos. The adults comforted him as best as they could.

None Escapes

They saw friends, relative and acquaintances caught up in the tsunami when it hit the surroundings. People from all levels of society, blue collar or professionals were caught up in the economic tsunami all alike. The Christian saw a neighbor whom was a repairman, blissfully walking, secured in his painstaking savings and he was swept away without a struggle when the tsunami came. He saw a highly educated professional clinging onto a tree with his wife when the tsunami came, thinking that the tree was strong and tall enough to keep him out of harm’s way. But their means of support was too short, too weak, too feeble to withstand the onslaught of the economic tsunami. The tree he held onto bent over and his wife was swept away.  The Christian also saw the top management of a large business corporation perched atop a thin wobbly structure made of stones piled atop each other. The man made structure was too thin at the foundation to withstand the force of the tsunami and it too toppled in the middle of it all. 

When you pass through the waters,

I will be with you;

and when you pass through the rivers,

they will not sweep over you.

Isaiah 43:2

From Fear to Power

The youngest boy awakened after the Holy Spirit tended to him. Not fearful anymore, he immediately mobilized to his feet and started checking their medicine supplies, food, water and rescue boats. With confidence and urgency, the boy instructed his siblings to get online and start to set up and get connected with the global search and rescue network. They tried to connect with other humanitarian organizations who survived tsunami to start making preparations for search and rescue.

               “What are you doing? You can’t go out there right now! There is no door, and besides it’s too dangerous.” The Christian told his son.

               “Yes, dad. I know we cannot go out right now, but we need to start making preparations right now! We need to prepare now so that when God opens the door, we are ready to send out our rescue boats at the first possible moment.” The youngest boy said with great conviction. The Christian realized that the youngest generation was changed after encountering God. After being revived and saved from death by God, they also received plans and strategies from the Holy Spirit and knew what they should do.

Listen to podcast episode as I provide interpretation of this vision.

No More Stealing!

Spiritual Warfare Series Lesson 2 Podcast Notes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. John 10:10

κλέπτης (kleptēs)
Strong’s Greek 2812: A thief. From klepto; a stealer.

θύσῃ (thysē)
Strong’s Greek 2380: A primary verb; properly, to rush, i.e. to sacrifice; by extension to immolate.

ζωὴν (zōēn)
Strong’s Greek 2222: Life, both of physical (present) and of spiritual (particularly future) existence. From zao; life.

in all its fullness.
περισσὸν (perisson)
Strong’s Greek 4053: From peri; superabundant or superior; by implication, excessive; adverbially violently; neuter preeminence.

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8

[and] alert.
γρηγορήσατε (grēgorēsate)
Strong’s Greek 1127: (a) I am awake (in the night), watch, (b) I am watchful, on the alert, vigilant. From egeiro; to keep awake, i.e. Watch.

Be sober-minded
Νήψατε (Nēpsate)
Strong’s Greek 3525: (lit: I am sober), I+C8:C11 am calm (vigilant), circumspect. Of uncertain affinity: to abstain from wine, i.e. be discreet.

ζητῶν (zētōn)
Strong’s Greek 2212: To seek, search for, desire, require, demand. Of uncertain affinity; to seek; specially, to worship, or to plot.

ἀντίδικος (antidikos)
Strong’s Greek 476: An opponent (at law), an adversary. From anti and dike; an opponent; specially, Satan.

prowls around
περιπατεῖ (peripatei)
Strong’s Greek 4043: From peri and pateo; to tread all around, i.e. Walk at large; figuratively, to live, deport oneself, follow.

to devour.
καταπιεῖν (katapiein)
Strong’s Greek 2666: To drink down, swallow, devour, destroy, consume. From kata and pino; to drink down, i.e. Gulp entire.

How, Who & Why Spiritual Warfare?

Spiritual Warfare Series Lesson 1 Podcast Notes

What is Spiritual Warfare?

– Prayer, Worship

“Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,” says the Lord of hosts. Zech 4:6

“Make a joyful shout to God, all the earth! Sing out the honor of His name; make His praise glorious. Say to God, “How awesome are Your works! Through the greatness of Your power Your enemies shall submit themselves to You. All the earth shall worship You and sing praises to You; they shall sing praises to Your name.” Psalm 66:1-4

For though we walk in the flesh, we are not waging war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh but have divine power to destroy strongholds. We destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God, and take every thought captive to obey Christ.

2 Cor 10:3-5

[the] flesh, σαρκὶ (sarki), Strong’s Greek 4561: Flesh, body, human nature, materiality; kindred

we do not wage war, στρατευόμεθα (strateuometha), Strong’s Greek 4754: To wage war, fight, serve as a soldier; fig: of the warring lusts against the soul

divine, Θεῷ (Theō), Strong’s Greek 2316: A deity, especially the supreme Divinity; figuratively, a magistrate; by Hebraism, very.

power, δυνατὰ (dynata), Strong’s Greek 1415: (a) of persons: powerful, able, (b) of things: possible. From dunamai; powerful or capable; neuter possible

demolish, καθαίρεσιν (kathairesin), Strong’s Greek 2506: Taking down, razing, destroying. From kathaireo; demolition; figuratively, extinction.

strongholds, ὀχυρωμάτων (ochyrōmatōn), Strong’s Greek 3794: A fortress, strong defense, stronghold. From a remote derivative of echo; a castle.

Who do you fight?

– NEVER humans because God loves humans

Why do we fight?

Daniel’s 4th Beast Kingdom Part 2

Podcast Notes

Daniel 7:19-20 
19 After this, I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was so unlike to all the others, very fearful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass: which devoured brake in pieces, and stamped the residue under his feet.

20 Also to know of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the others which came up, before whom three fell, and of the horn that had eyes, and of the mouth that spake presumptuous things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 
Daniel 7:23-25
23 Then he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom in the earth, which shall be unlike to all the kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten Kings that shall rise: and another shall rise after them, and he shall be unlike to the first, and he shall subdue three Kings,

25 And shall speak words against the most High, and shall consume the Saints of the most High, and think that he may change times and laws, and they shall be given into his hand until a time, and times, and the dividing of time. 
Rev 13:1-7
1 And I saw a beast rise out of the sea, having seven heads, and ten horns, and upon his horns were ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy.

2 And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet like a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a Lion: and the dragon gave him his power and his throne, and great authority.

3 And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death, but his deadly wound was healed, and all the world wondered and followed the beast.

4 And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast, and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast! who is able to war with him!

5 And there was given unto him a mouth, that spake great things and blasphemies, and power was given unto him, to do two and forty months.

6 And he opened his mouth unto blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his Name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.

7 And it was given unto him to make war with the Saints, and to overcome them, and power was given him over every kindred, and tongue, and nation.

Daniel’s 4th Beast Kingdom Part 1

Colosseum, Flavian Amphitheater

  • Took 8 years to build, started in 72 AD by Emperor Vespasian
  • Financed by spoils of war of destroying Jerusalem in 70 AD
  • 80 entrances and can seat 50,000 spectators
  • Free admission and free food on festive occasions
  • First games held in 80 AD under Emperor Titus for 100 days straight
  • Underground trap doors, passages and snazzy stage effects
  • Animals displays, chariot racing, executions and tortures, gladiator fights
  • Estimated 400,000 humans and 1,000,000 animals killed over 390 years

“After this, I saw in the visions by night, and behold, the fourth beast was fearful and terrible and very strong. It had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue under his feet: and it was unlike to the beasts that were before it: for it had ten horns.”

Daniel 7:7

“And I saw a beast rise out of the sea, having seven heads, and ten horns, and upon his horns were ten crowns, and upon his head the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet like a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power and his throne, and great authority.”

Rev 13:1-2

“Here is the mind that hath wisdom, The seven heads are seven mountains, whereon the woman sitteth: they are also seven Kings. Five are fallen, and one is, and another is not yet come: and when he cometh, he must continue a short space.”

Rev 17:9-10

Roman emperors during Bible times

DatesEmperorBible eventsRef.
30 BC-40 ADAugustusBirth of JesusLuke 2:1
14-37 ADTiberiusMinistry & Death of Jesus
Christianity declared an illegal religion, a crime under Roman law
Luke 3:1
37-41 AD Caligula
41-54 ADClaudius Peter imprisoned & miraculous escape
James beheaded by Herod Agrippa I
Jews expelled from Rome
Act 12:2
Acts 18:2
54-68 ADNeroChristians blamed for Great Fire in Rome
Trial of Paul
Paul beheaded & Peter crucified 66AD
Acts 25:10
81-96 ADDomitianJohn exiled to Patmos where he wrote RevelationsRev 1:9

“And that woman which thou sawest, is that great city which reigned over the kings of the earth.”

Rev 17:18

Daniel’s 3rd Beast Kingdom

“After this, I beheld, and lo, there was another like a leopard, which had upon his back four wings of a fowl: the beast had also four heads, and dominion was given him.”

Daniel 7:6

Alexander the Great’s swift conquests:

Balkan campaign
PersiaAsia MinorBattle of Granicus River
Siege of Halicarnassus
Syria Siege of Issus
Siege of Tyre
EgyptSiege of Gaza
MesopotamiaBattle of Gaugamela
Indian campaign
Reference Wars of Alexander the Great

Sudden death of Alexander and the empire divided into 4

  • Sudden death of Alexander the Great at age 32, cause disputed
  • Left behind no successors
  • After 40 years of war, his kingdom into 4 parts by his generals: Ptolemaic kingdom of Egypt, the Seleucid empire, the Attalid dynasty of kingdom of Pergamon and Macedon 

Daniel’s 2nd Beast Kingdom

“And behold, another beast which was the second, was like a bear, and stood upon the one side: and he had three ribs in his mouth between his teeth, and they said thus unto him, Arise, and devour much flesh.”

Daniel 7:5 GNV

Cyrus the Great559 – 530 BCDefeated Babylon
Allowed Israelites to return to their land
Darius I524 – 486 BC
Xerxes (Ahasuerus)486 – 465 BCKing in the book of Esther
Artaxerxes464-423 BCAuthorized rebuilding of temple and city walls
Darius III336 – 330 BCDefeated by Alexander the Great in 330 BC
Noteworthy Medo-Persian Kings in chronological order

Daniel’s 1st Beast Kingdom

In the first year of Belshazzar King of Babel, Daniel saw a dream and there were visions in his head, upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and declared the sum of the matter.

Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven strove upon the great sea:

And four great beasts came up from the seas one divers from another.

Daniel 7: 1-3, GNV

The first was as a lion, and had eagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the earth, and set upon his feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given him.

Daniel 7:4, GNV

Holy Pandemonium


Around Sep 2020, I received this breath-taking vision from the Lord.

I tried to recreate the visual of what I saw but my skills at photoshop were poor. When God saw my work, He reminded me that the colour of the water in the sky was wrong. I was reminded that the colour of the water hanging in the sky overhead was the clearest, cleanest and purest blue.

God’s memory was better than mine. Unfortunately, due to my poor skills, I wasn’t able to render the colour of the water to the right colour so you would have to imagine it as I described it to you.

Situated in a High Tower, Fortress

In this vision, I saw a Christian who clung onto God for help and cried out to the Lord to save him, he was situated by the Lord in a high fortress.

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalms 46: 1-3 NIV

Its tower walls were upright and tall, grey, like a strong fortress. The most striking feature about this tower was that there was no physical door. The enemies of the Christian could not get into the tower because there was no physical door. I wondered how the Christian entered and I realised that the Lord must have situated him at the top of the tower Himself, because there was no other way to get in or out except to be put there supernaturally by God.

I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.

John 10:9 ESV

From his vantage point at the top, the Christian looked down. Far below him, out of reach to touch him, were a few of his enemies. They were demon possessed men, violent, irrational and angry in their attacks. The enemies of the Christian now looked like ants to him. They were so far away from him that despite their angry rants, they could not reach him. Their attacks on the Christian can be compared to using a plastic fork to scrape the stone walls of the fortress. The attack was utterly ridiculous and ineffective. The enemies were enraged because of demons riding on them and they did not seem to realise the futility of their actions to attack the beloved of the Lord.

God has placed the Christian’s family with him in the fortress. At the top of the tower, there was a cosy family room where they could rest in the Lord, eat, be nourished and sleep in peace. The Christian and his family did not feel worried or afraid as the Holy Spirit was with him and his family.

God is slow to anger

The Holy Spirit pointed the Christian’s attention to far away in a distance behind him, beyond the mountains, to the sky overhead in the horizon. To his surprise and horror, the Christian saw a huge volume of water that was hanging precariously over the sky. The Christian saw that from time to time, a single cup of water was added to the volume of water, one cup at a time. Over time, millions of cups of water accumulated caused the overhanging water in the sky to be full to bursting.

The Holy Spirit explained to the Christian that the water represented the judgement of God. God wasn’t unaware or oblivious to wicked men on earth and their deeds that hurt others. It was just that God choose to be loving and slow to anger. All these while when God saw the oppression of the wicked and their injustice, He held back His hand of judgement and punishment because He gave time to the wicked to repent.

The LORD is slow to anger but great in power; the LORD will not leave the guilty unpunished. His way is in the whirlwind and the storm, and clouds are the dust of his feet.

Nahum 1:3 NIV

Wait Upon the Lord

The Holy Spirit gently asked the Christian to wait, as the Christian has suffered at the wickedness of his enemies. The Holy Spirit taught the Christian about dynamic waiting on the Lord where the longer he waited, the more of God’s power was accumulated. God clearly saw and differentiated between the longsuffering of His remnant and the unrepentance and pride of His enemies.

The Christian saw that the volume of water grew so much that it would surely burst. The restraints were close to breaking point as wicked men continued to sin against God, thinking that just because God was silent for a time, He was not sovereign.   

Then surely and suddenly the restraints holding back the water was released and the largest volume of water the Christian ever saw was unleashed upon the earth.

Destructive Actions

The Christian peered over the walls of the fortress, to see the enemies of God. He was taken aback to see that the wicked men were oblivious, even though the sound of water gushing down the mountains were deafening. Even the demons knew of the impending judgement and they took heed to flee before they were caught in the tsunami. The Christian was shocked to see that as the demons fled, they viciously inflicted the final blow on the human men they tormented e.g. by tearing off an arm as they fled. In one instance there was a small boat near the wicked men and the demons deliberately broke the boat before they left destroying even a slim chance that the human men could use the boat to escape. The Christian was amazed that the demonic had no pity for and destroy the very men who served them.


I received this vision in parts, over the next few months, and there is more to it but I will end here for now.

The large expense of water does not refer to the flood of Noah’s time as God has promised us that He will never send such a flood again where the entire earth population was wiped out except for Noah and his family. As the tower is a spiritual fortress not a literal one, the tsunami of God could be a spiritual tsunami.  

God reminded me that the pureness of the water refers to a cleansing by God to wash away the debris of a corrupted world, destroy the corrupted and leave behind a holy and pure people, cleansed by their sufferings and strengthened by God to come forth as gold.

But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.

Isaiah 40:31 NLT