The Highest God

“Just as you did through Balaam, please speak your will to my father through his seer, since this is the only person he listens to for advice,” prayed Sorn. “I knew God told us to not seek the advice of seers but that is all my parents know—they aren’t Christian. But I also knew that God used Balaam’s mouth to speak blessings instead of curses for the sake of His people.  So I prayed.”

Growing up, Sorn, Cherd, and Lin went to study in Singapore at an SDA school, while their siblings Joy, Dida, and Choke lived in Khon Kaen, Thailand where their father owned a prosperous business. “In Singapore, one of their teachers started ‘running after them’,” says Dida, “trying to tell them about God.” Finally Cherd started studying with this teacher and soon Sorn and Lin followed suit.  An Amazing Facts pamphlet caught their eye, and the three of them studied this series. “It just made sense,” Sorn says. “I learned so many things that were so ‘amazing’ that I had never heard about before! When we decided to try this God, God answered so many prayers that I knew this was right.  Moreover, God was able to change me, and if God could change me, then He is the true God.  I knew it was impossible for anyone else to change me!” testifies Sorn.

On school break, Sorn, Cherd, and Lin returned to Khon Kaen and taught their younger siblings what they had been learning, and all of them followed the truth the best they knew how.  However, their parents resisted Christianity and were antagonistic about their children’s new beliefs. Life continued like this for many years…until a few weeks ago.

Many Thai people seek the advice of seers for their lives. Sorn’s father only trusts two that he always seeks advice from. As he approached the seer’s house, a strange sight startled him. The lights were off; there were no images around; there were no shrines. Upon speaking to the seer, this is the story he heard:

One of the seer’s clients forgot to bring back the payment he promised one god who helped him with a certain business venture. So this god was upset at the seer.  Accordingly, the seer sought help from the other god but this god said that he couldn’t help because the two gods didn’t interfere in each other’s affairs.  Still without relief, the seer sought a higher god who could overrule in this situation. In vision, the seer saw the Highest God coming with many angels, the God that could overrule any other false god or power, the Christian God. The seer’s god symbolically gave his scroll to the Highest God demonstrating this God’s superior power and showing where the seer was to get advice from now. (The seer always received the scroll from the god to read the directions of what the people were supposed to do).  The Highest God said, “Worship me only.”

Evidently, the seer obeyed.  The images were gone; the shrines were gone; the other false god didn’t give the seer any more problems.  Since this was the seer that Sorn’s father trusted, he still asked for advice for how he should direct his children.  The seer replied: “Have your children pray about what to do and then bless them in that decision.”  Ever since, Sorn’s father has encouraged them to go to church, and we pray that soon he himself will personally accept the Highest God too.

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