This Monday, Dec 4th, we'll be flying to Thailand and arriving at the newly constructed Bangkok airport, which opened in September 2006. The construction of it was plagued by a series of accidents and the Thai authorities
decided to bring in a bunch of Buddhist monks to chant over it for good
luck. The following excerpt from the Bangkok Post (Sept 24, 2006) tells of the bizarre event that happened during the chanting ceremony and gives some insight into the spiritual realities that shape the lives of Thai people.
“Last Saturday there was a large ceremony held at the new Bangkok International Airport which is due to open this week. Ninety-nine Buddhist Monks chanted on masse to improve the luck of the new airport.
Half way through the rite, a man appeared quivering and began to speak
in a commanding voice claiming to be the guardian spirit of the airport
land. He ordered that a proper spirit
house be built at the airport to allow for its smooth operation. The
man, who was unidentified, later passed out and woke up to find the
spirit had left him” (Bangkok Post article, 24th September, 2006)
spirit world is very real to Thai people. Please pray that they would
understand the true nature of the principalities and powers of this
dark world and would come to saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.