My sister and I own a small terrace factory in Shah Alam which was developed 10 years ago. However the area in which it is located has many empty factory lots that are not rented out.
By God’s grace I managed to rent out my lot in the year 2000 for RM1800 for a 2-year period. After the agreement expired I wanted to increase the rental by RM200 but the tenant threatened to terminate the lease if I did so. Out of fear of losing the tenant and after much negotiation I managed to get a RM100 increase for the next 2 years. So the rental for the period 2002-2004 was only RM1900.
A few months before this agreement expired, I committed the matter of an increase in rental to God. I asked God’s revelation for this as I did not want to simply quote a figure. If I asked for too much, I was afraid that the tenant may threaten not to renew the lease again, but if I asked for too little, I would be at the losing end.
I sought God for a few months over this matter. One day in the month of May, a month before the rental agreement expired, at 5.30 am after worshipping and praying, while waiting upon God in my quiet time, God gave me a vision. In this vision I saw myself signing an Agreement and I saw the amount RM2200 very clearly. It was a very clear vision. A few days after receiving the vision, I boldly called the tenant and asked if he wanted to continue the tenancy and he agreed. I then told him that I wanted to increase the rental. Immediately he said he could not give me a raise and even if he does, the most he can give is RM50. He further added that his business was not doing very well and he was waiting for a new contract from Proton. He hoped to get the contract for Proton Gen-2 and he would only know if he gets the contract in November 2004.
Because of the vision from God I went by faith and boldness and told him I had to increase the rental to RM2200 not one cent more or less, as this was the figure given to me by God in a vision. I said that I cannot dishonor God by accepting any other amount besides RM2200. I told him that I was willing to wait until he feels he can give me the increase, meanwhile he will continue to pay me at the old rate. I told him that my God Jesus Christ is very powerful and He answers our prayers if we seek Him earnestly. I told my tenant that I will pray for him to get the Gen-2 contract. Over the phone I shared with him some testimonies on how God had answered my prayers and how God had healed me of my sicknesses. He sounded very happy when I said that I would pray for him to get the Gen-2 contract and I told him that my prayer will surely be answered.
Sometime in December 2004 I called my tenant and asked if he was given the Gen-2 contract. He sounded very happy and said he got the contract. He then asked me to prepare the new Agreement and to meet him. When I went to his office to sign the agreement, I shared with him more about Jesus and more of my testimonies. I shared with him how God healed me of cancer, how God spoke to me audibly and how God saved me from an accident and that I prayed to Jesus to give him the contract. He must have seen the eagerness and happiness in my face and voice when I shared Jesus with him. He said he believed all the things Jesus had done for me and that he was very happy that I prayed for his business. I also told him that if he honors God, God will honor his business because the rental rate is given by God, so if he honored God by giving what God had intended God will bless his business. He signed the Agreement with happiness.
It is a miracle to receive an increase of RM300 from a mere RM50 which he offered earlier. Without God’s vision I would not have been brave enough to ask for the figure. I stood firm on God’s promise without wavering.
Glory be unto You Lord Jesus and thank You Lord Jesus.
Jennifer Chan has worked in British Petroleum for the last 25 years, a job that God gave miraculously to her. After 20 years, she took a VSS package. After being a full time homemaker for 4 years, by God’s grace, BP re-employed her and she is still working there today. She is a widow and has a son, David Lim Xing Yee.