Balancing prophecies is one of the hardest things for a Christian to do. I had a first encounter with Sadhu Selvaraj in Cebu way back March 2010 when he was one of the speakers in that three day conference. I tend to believe his prophecies but I am not a sold out believer. Probably the reason behind not getting engaged much on this man is that I am more exposed to prominent men of God like Benny Hinn, Morris Cerullo, and Creflo Dollar.
I was not interested in Sadhu’s prophecies until such a time that typhoon Haiyan hit the country and there was that video of him prophesying about the coming of skin disease in Pangasinan. What strikes me was his prediction of Samar and Leyte which many claimed that the fulfilment was typhoon Haiyan or in local name Yolanda.
Deep inside me, there’s the immediate instinct to believe that he was dead right in his prophecy. However, there’s got to be a cautious discretion that I must not quickly believing his words. What’s my take on Sadhu’s prophecy?
Sadhu’s Prophecy in Pangasinan
“The Lord says there is a place called PANGASINAN. The Lord says it is in the northernmost part in your land. From there a grievous disease will spread all over the world. That will consume the flesh of men; all their upper (outer) skin will begin to decay. It will pierce through the bones. The fear of this disease will spread all over the world. The Lord said that this (disease) will begin from the Philippines.”
“This will then spread to CEBU.”
Sadhu’s words on Pangasinan and other cities in the Philippines were preceded by,
“If you don’t repent and pray, God has planned much destruction all over the Philippines which are very disastrous. The cup of God’s wrath over the Philippines is very very disastrous. There will be much disaster all over the land. The Lord will give you over to flood and waters. The Lord will torture your land with typhoons and hurricanes. The Lord will plague the land with diseases. The Lord will punish your land with famine and scattering,”
It is clear that Sadhu’s prophecy in Pangasinan is a conditional prophecy which is dependent upon man’s further action to cause it to pass. Sadhu used the word “if” to proclaim what will happen if the demand is not met.
An example of conditional prophecy is in Exodus 15:26,
“If you listen carefully to the voice of the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you will pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
There’s nothing wrong about Sadhu’s prophecy in Pangasinan. It is just one way for all of us Pangasinenses to open our eyes if we are still praying to the Creator or not. It can be a wake up call to those who stopped praying for this province.
It is a legitimate question to ask if the people of Leyte and Samar heard the prophecies of Sadhu before typhoon Yolanda strikes. If they heard about it, then they have enough time to repent and pray. If they heard nothing about it, then Sadhu’s prophecy is not yet fulfilled.
I am not in a position to judge him if he is a false prophet or not. I will write more about biblical prophecies this year.