Brother Sadhu, your messages are very challenging and convicting. They are making a deep impact among the Chinese community here in San Francisco and Los Angeles. We are planning to begin a 24 hr Christian television network in Taiwan. We want you to supply programs, said a doctor-evangelist living in California, USA.
Sadhu listened to him with little and no interest, Sadhu loathed CHRISTIAN TELEVISION. Before he ever went to USA, he was very enthusiastic about Christian television programs. Upon his first visit in 1991, he visited the city of Seattle to evangelise to the Tibetans living there. While staying at the Docherty’s home, he saw Christian television programs. The very first program which he saw turned him off. Because the preacher was demanding money in a threatening manner. Then he saw another program. It was a 24 hr telethon raising money. Of course, there must be some good quality programs, but what he had seen made him uninterested in the doctor's offer.
All this changed in October 1997. Brother Sadhu was in Trinidad, an island in the Caribbean, for a week of meetings. One morning as he was fasting and praying for the evening meeting, the Word of the Lord came to him saying, my time has come for you to begin the television ministry. Bring my healing love to the world and prepare my bride. After the Lord Jesus had finished speaking, he wondered at what the Lord meant,"My time has come." As he was pondering, the Holy Spirit brought to his remembrance of a vision in 1987. In the vision he saw a satellite. The Lord Jesus then said, your messages will go into all the five continents of the world through radio and television. Even in his youthful vigour, he never imagined that he will do a television ministry.
The Divine Mandate
After the word from the Lord in Trinidad, Brother Sadhu asked the Lord Jesus for a sign of confirmation. He asked for $50,000.00 to begin the television ministry. In his naiveness, he was totally ignorant of the enormous cost involved in setting up a television ministry. The Lord miraculously provided the $50,000.00 to confirm the mandate. With childlike enthusiasm, he set out to shop for equipment. He soon realised that $50,000.00 is only "peanuts" when it comes to television broadcast equipment costs.
So, he went back to the drawing board by bending his knees to heaven. He cried out to the Lord God. As he waited on the Lord God, the Lord clearly revealed to him the program format and the two specific people groups to reach out to. In a vision, he saw the Lord Jesus putting one brick upon another - as a master craftsman would build a building. Looking at Sadhu, the Lord said, I will build this television ministry for you.
Still feeling inadequate, he continued seeking the face of God. On the morning of July 24, 1998, while praying in Nepal, in a vision he saw himself kneeling before the throne of Christ Jesus. He saw and heard himself praying, Lord I want to walk perfectly before You in the ministry. I don't want to make any mistakes. After listening to his cries, rising from His throne, the Lord Jesus stretched out His kingly scepter towards him and said, Go into all the world and preach the gospel. As the King of Kings was speaking to him, he saw the word "TV" flashing like a bright neon light just above the Lord God. This visitation assured Brother Sadhu beyond a shadow of doubt that this television ministry is indeed a divine plan from the throne of God