AN EX FORTUNE TELLER & FENG SHUI EXPERT'S TESTIMONY
My name is Tjong Khim Long/ Tjuk Lin Tse -- alias Yusuf.
Tjuk Lin Tse is the name I use in my profession. I was born in
North Kalimantan but have settled down in Jakarta for 21 years as
a Chinese physician. I am also a member of the Indonesian Chinese
Physicians' Association. As a fortune teller, I started my
practice at a fee of Rp. 500 for each patient. The latest fee
before my repentance in 1988 was Rp. 150,000 per patient for half
an hour's consultation. I had so many patients that they have to
wait for their turn for 2 to 3 months, and sometimes even up to 4
months to have their fortune told.
1. Method of Fortune Telling I would like to explain how I told
After a patient has registered and the turn came for his fortune
to be told, at the moment he came, I knew the problem he faced
that caused him to look for me; whether it was about work, family
or others. I also knew what sickness he was suffering from and if
he needed medical surgery and how many times he had undergone
surgery. What's more, I knew every single marks on his children,
whether they are widows or widowers, all of these I would know.
That was not my power. I learned the method of fortune telling
from the knowledge descended from my ancestors. I did not learn it
from books. Since I was young I was trained by praying, fasting
and reciting charms.
When a patient approaches me to have his fortune told, it was the
spirit that is in him that told the spirit that was with me. Even
my student who has not passed could be accompanied by a spirit
that would tell him everything. Because it was the spirit in the
patient that told the spirit that was with me, which enabled me to
read my patient's mind, that was why I was confident that I could
tell fortunes accurately.
So then how did a person from such a background as me believe in
Jesus when I totally could not believe in Jesus?
At that time, Jesus, to me, was not of the same race as me, so how
could He bring me to heaven? It was even impossible for me to
dream about it. To me, the Bible was written by men, it is not
something that dropped down from the sky. But now I believe in
Jesus, maybe more than some Christians do. I did not become a
Christian through a Christian. Even if there was someone who
handed me 100 million Rupiah to become a Christian, I would not
want to be a Christian, I would reject that offer. I became a
believer through a long process from God Himself.
2. How did I believe in Jesus?
1st February 1988 was the when I started to believe in Jesus.
Every human being possesses love and it was through love that I
got to know Jesus. The love that I am relating is the love between
husband and wife. On 23 March 1987 my wife passed away due to an
illness that caused her to lose her appetite for food. Although I
was a physician, I had never given her any prescriptions.
Instead I brought her to other famous physicians for
prescriptions. There was a room in my house which was like a
temple. For 21 years the idols that I worshipped could move, and
during the course of my wife's illness, I worshipped those idols.
But there were no results. All my other efforts to cure my wife
did not have any results too. At last my wife was sent to the
hospital, but the doctor could not figure out what my wife was
The general check-up showed that my wife was healthy, there was no
illness. At that time my wife could only eat 2 spoonfuls of food.
She would throw up if given another spoonful. After facing a dead
end, my wife told me that she decided to receive Jesus Christ and
believe in Him. Although I did not believe in Jesus at all, I
permitted my wife to go ahead because of my love for her. When my
wife believed in Jesus, she was prayed upon by my son and daughter
who at that time already were believers of Jesus. After being
prayed upon, my wife slept soundly that night. When she woke up
the next day, she looked so radiant and since then she could sleep
peacefully every night. What happened in return made me unable to
sleep. How did that happen?
Imagine, my wife had believed in Jesus, but my house was still
full of idols. According to my prediction, my wife would return
home in 8 to 10 days and the situation at home would undoubtedly
be a problem for her. As Christ's believer my wife would say
"Halleluiah and Praise God", while I still had to say words of my
idol worship. This difference would undoubtedly result in an
3. Idols in my house destroyed Immediately I gathered my students
for a meeting, but they could not come up with a suggestion for a
way out. Due to the love for my wife, I destroyed every kind of
idols in my house, including the one from Ming Dynasty that could
The doctor found out that my wife was suffering from cancer of the
intestines 6 hours before the passing away of my wife. We thought
that it was only hemorrhoids. When my wife passed away, I was
still an unbeliever. Since my wife already received Christ, her
funeral service was carried out in a Christian manner.
There was a service in my house every night and I had to pray
after them in the name of Jesus. I also heard about Jesus and how
He gives life and heaven to those who believes in Him. I wanted to
know where my wife was; in heaven or in hell. According to the
Christians and pastors, my wife is in Heaven, but how could they
proof that to me? No one has ever been to heaven and returned to
tell me that my wife is in heaven.
4. Attending the church seminar in South Korea In August 1987,
there was a church seminar for Asians. My family of 7 registered
for the seminar. I attended the events but not the services. Many
churches in Asia sent their representatives there. I went there
just to learn about Jesus.
I have 4 children, 1 son and 3 daughters. My eldest daughter was
totally deaf. She could not hear at all, not even the sound of
burning firecrackers. I brought her along to Korea anyway. We went
to the Mount of Prayer, where people go there in throngs. At that
time, a total of 163 Indonesian went there, including my family.
There were caves in which we could pray. I was interested to know
about those caves. I queued up but my turn never came. I met a
church elder from Taiwan. I saw him pray in the name of Jesus for
healing without any charms or medicines. There was a person whose
arms were not of the same length, after being prayed for in the
name of Jesus, his shorter arm grew outward and became the same
length with the other!
I was also an ex acrobat and magician, but what I saw was not
magic. Then I asked that church elder to heal my eldest daughter.
He told me that he has no power to heal, but he only relies on the
power of Jesus. I was given the opportunity to witness God's
power. The church elder placed his two fingers in my eldest
daughter's ears and prayed. He said that in the name of Jesus this
child must be able to hear and say 'Amen'. After he finished
praying, he snapped his fingers behind my eldest daughter, she
could now hear.
That incident really touched my heart because for 31 years my
eldest daughter could not hear a single sound. Now she could hear
just through a prayer. That church elder taught my daughter to say
"Halleluiah" and she was able to follow after him although not
fully accurate. At that moment I felt like country fellow who for
the first time came to the city. I felt the magnificence of God.
5. I began to feel the awesome power of God On the way back to
Indonesia we stopped by Taiwan and Hong Kong. Usually each time I
was in Singapore or Taiwan, I did not have the chance to go
anywhere since many people would come to me to have their fortune
told. But no one knew about my stop over in Taiwan then, so I had
the chance to go to a place of recreation called Wu Lay.
When I came back from Wu Lay, my foot began to swell to a size
bigger than my shoes could fit. But due to my scheduled flight, I
had to fly to Hong Kong with my foot which condition was getting
even worse. I thought that if it worsened even more, I would have
to carry my shoes to Indonesia. So I asked my daughters to pray
for me. After they prayed in the name of Jesus, I did not see any
results. They prayed a second time, still there was no change. So
I left it at that and went to sleep. But the next day when I woke
up, my foot was healed.
Filled with joy, I went back to Indonesia with my shoes on. At
that time, I still did not want to believe in God, and I continued
my profession as a fortune teller. At that time, I was also
suffering from diabetes and chronic high blood pressure. In that
situation, I wanted to know how great God's power is.
I did not take any medicines, instead I asked my children to pray
for me. After being prayed for, I went to the doctor for a
check-up. The doctor asked me where I went to seek medical
attention for the past month. He was amazed at the result of my
check-up. I told him I did not seek any medical attention at all.
He did not believe that without any medication my illness could be
healed. My diabetes and chronic high blood pressure were back to
normal. Back then it was difficult for my blood pressure to reach
150, but now it reaches between 135 - 85.
What happened assured me that there is great power behind prayers.
I had to confess the splendor of God, but I was still unable to
bring myself to fully accept Him. The problem laid with my
profession as a fortune teller which enabled me to earn a lot of
money easily. At that time I could earn about 500 to 600 thousand
Rupiahs per day without any capital. If I were to accept Christ, I
would have to leave my profession and I would not have any
earnings. I was at a pinch, such that I chose to remain a fortune
One thing that was very unusual, there were also many Christians
who wanted their fortunes told. I got to know that because I
bought 100 Bibles from Korea and I gave one to each of my
patients. Some of them said that they already have a Bible, which
could mean they are Christians and they believe in Jesus. When I
asked them if Jesus still helped them, they said that Jesus used
to help, but not anymore. I advised them that there must be
something wrong and I suggested that they seek God earnestly. I
told them that God is willing to help even someone who did not
believe in Him, He helped me. At that time my fortune-telling
became more popular, and many Christians was curious because there
was a fortune teller who gave out Bibles. They said that in this
world, the only fortune teller who would give out bibles is me.
6. Now I have repented with all my heart To end my testimony, on
1st February 1988 at 1 o'clock past midnight, I repented with all
my heart. That day I went to look at 2 Feng Shui. The last one was
at Pondok Indah, a very broad land with many buildings.
It was raining cats and dogs when I reached there, such that it
was hard for me to get out from my car. I brought with me my
compass but the compass needle would not point accurately from
inside the car. So I had to go out from my car with an umbrella to
look at the place.
When I reached home, it was already close to 8 o'clock at night. I
went to bed right after dinner because I wasn't feeling well. At
midnight I was awaken with breathing difficulties. As a physician
I knew that was a heart problem. The air that I exhaled seemed
more than the air that I inhaled. I couldn't stand it anymore, and
I knew that in 5 to 10 minutes, I would die. At that moment, I
remembered the power of prayer, and I knelt down on my bed,
praying to God that He would bring me through that critical moment
so that I could see tomorrow. After "Amen", there was no result,
and my breathing grew more difficult. Again I knelt down and
prayed to God. After a second "Amen", there was still no result. I
felt so uneasy and according to my prediction, I still had 2
minutes left. That short time would determine whether I would
still live or die. In that situation, it was already impossible
for me to return to worshipping idols because I have destroyed all
of them, such that the only way then was to pray for healing. I
promised that if I was healed, I wanted to believe in Jesus, obey
Him, be His witness, serve Him and leave my old profession.
At that very moment, I believed that Jesus was right there in
front of me. As usual I ended my prayer with "Amen", but
amazingly, just as I was saying "A", before I could even say
"Men", I was already breathing normally and fully healed. My body
felt so fresh. It was as though I was young again, and I felt deep
joy that I have never felt before for the whole of my 61 years I
have lived in this world.
It was at that moment that I put my trust in Jesus. I am a man who
holds on to my promises, and that was also why I fulfilled my
promise that I made to Jesus.
On the 1st of April 1988, I announced that I no longer practice
fortune-telling and Feng Shui although there were still many
people who wanted to have their fortune told, including people
form Singapore, Taiwan and Malaysia. God loves man, but it's a
pity not many men wants to love Him. I felt very indebted to God
who loves me so much my desire is to repay His love.
I call out to you to get to know Jesus, believe in Him and receive
him whole-heartedly. Trust in Him 100%, not 99%, and you will be
saved, healed and restored in this world and also in heaven. May
this testimony increase the faith of all believers.
John 3:16 : For God so loved the world, that he gave His only
begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish,
but have everlasting life".
John 14:6 : Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the
life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Hebrews 2: 3-4 : How shall we escape, if we neglect so great
salvation; which at the first began to be spoken by the Lord, and
was confirmed unto us by them that heard him; God also bearing
them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with diverse
miracles, and gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own will?
Hebrews 4:7b : "To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your
Acts 4:12 : Neither is there salvation in any other:
for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby
we must be saved.
John 1:12 : But as many as received him, to them gave the power to
become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.