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Vol. 15 / Issue 8 / May 23 2013

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A Witch Doctor Turned to Christ
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Through the Valley of Death & other Books
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By Sherly Isaac

Last week was marked by a great disaster. A twister went through a small town of Oklahoma destroying everything in its path. Things got changed for hundreds of people living there. In the midst of that disaster what a joy it was that brought smiles on the faces of parents who saw their children alive and the same with children who saw their parents alive. Death is the opposite of life and it brings great devastation and heart-break in the lives of people. Sometimes, though people do not experience physical death, they live in such deprived condition which could be considered as equal to death. Under such condition some times people give themselves to drugs and alcoholism and then they become so much addicted that they could never get rid of those habits. Eventually it destroys their bodies, their health and finally their lives. Sometimes people choose to live in an immoral lifestyle that bring incurable sicknesses like AIDS etc. and eventually it kills them physically as well as spiritually and they perish. All these bad stuff comes from the devil that destroys our lives but Jesus came to give us life. He said in John 10:10, "The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly."

Jesus came not only to give life, but life abundantly. If you are sick, you cannot enjoy life. If you are broken hearted, you cannot enjoy life. If you are living in poverty and in want, you cannot enjoy life but Jesus came in this world to give us abundant life. If we read in the Bible we can understand how He gave His life to save us from eternal death and damnation. He took all the sufferings on Himself just to give us peace and just to see us happy. We read in John 3:16-18, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. He who believes in Him is not condemned; but he who does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

First death came because of sin and even today also when we sin, we lose our peace. If a person continues in sin, one day he she will end up in hell fire. But Jesus came in this world and gave His precious life so that we could get forgiveness of our sins and also get peace that passes all understanding.

Paul a scholar of Jewish scriptures thought about himself that he was doing God's work but he was persecuting and killing those who chose to follow Jesus. But a day came in his life when he had an encounter with the living God. At that very moment he realized that he was a sinner. That one encounter with Jesus turned his life around. His life dramatically changed. A person who was ready to kill and destroy others suddenly wanted to save them from death and destruction. That's what happens when a person meets Jesus.

Today also Jesus is ready to save you from eternal death, if you just come to Him and give your life to Jesus. He will not only forgive and forget all your wickedness but also He will give you eternal life. He will fill you with great peace and great joy.

A Witch Doctor Turned to Christ

Story taken from http://www.pgv.com

Narbahadur, was the most powerful Hindu priest in their entire cluster of villages in the Himalayan mountains of Sikkim. His magical powers made him a powerful Shamaan (witch doctor) too. His incantations brought some of the highest demons to his services. In his search for higher powers, Narbahadur became an ardent devotee of the goddess Kali.

His youngest son, Kishan—the youngest of eleven brothers and sisters—was the chosen one. When Kishan was seven years old, the “Queen of Seven”, another powerful mountain deity, came upon him, and he began to shake vigorously under the power. The goddess then spoke through him, and everyone knew that the goddess was pleased with Kishan. He was to lead next, but meantime, there was a problem—there could not be two power carriers in the same house. This could develop conflicts between opposing deities, calling for opposing purposes when commanded by two members of the same family. So Kishan had to wait. Only his father could be the chief priest.

When Kishan was about thirteen, his father died. Kishan would be the next priest. During the day, Kishan was taught the basics of magic and Hindu rites by a guru. However, at night, while Kishan was asleep, the goddess herself would take his soul and teach him higher forms of magic and rituals. Kishan says, “It was real. I remembered those lessons, and used the new lessons with results in this physical life upon my return.”

Kishan’s fame grew, even as a young teenager, and he healed people with all sorts of diseases.

One day Kishan heard a man preaching about a God named Jesus, but he did not want to have anything to do with Christians or their God. That evening, when Kishan went to bed, a great light entered his room. Kishan recalls that the intensity of the light was so great that he had to bow his head to shield his eyes. He sensed that someone else was in the room. As he looked around, he first saw the feet and lower half of the robe-covered body. The tall stranger, dressed in a flowing white robe, was standing in his room. He had a kind face, and the light (which Kishan now calls God’s glory) radiated all around him.

Kishan could not look for long, because of the intense light, and he immediately knew in his heart that the man was Jesus.

Kishan said, “Why have you come here? I don’t need you.” Jesus stood silently. Kishan argued his case for several hours, “I have 330 million gods and goddesses. Why should I serve you?” The response was silence and radiant light. Kishan continued to argue, telling Jesus why he need not to follow Him. Finally, a totally exhausted Kishan stopped talking. In the quietness of that moment, Jesus held Kishan close and said, “You are my beloved son.” Kishan says, “I do not know what happened, but I began to weep.”

Kishan does not know what happened next, but the next morning he felt “light and free.” He ran to the people who had shared about Jesus and began to devour the Word.

Kishan’s family banished him from their homes, and the village chief denied him access to water from the well, which meant he was excommunicated.

Kishan surrendered his life to Jesus, and his only desire was to tell others about Him. Early every morning, he climbed the Himalayan Mountains in the state of Sikkim to share the gospel. He often had no food, and he had only one set of clothes. Every night he returned home tired … and usually hungry. Kishan prayed for the villages from 8 PM till 3 AM; then he slept for a few hours before leaving for another day of witnessing in the unreached mountain villages.

One by one, his stubborn family members began to respond to the gospel message. Today, seven of his brothers and sisters have accepted Christ. A strong group of about hundred believers now meet at Kishan’s village. Two more groups have been established as a result of Kishan’s ministry. To God be the glory.

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Through the Valley of Death & other Books

As many of you know that in the year 2005, our dad was very sick even unto death. God miraculously healed him. We have compiled it in a book form. I sure believe that it will inspire you and encourage you greatly.

This book is available for purchase at JasmineCorp Store

Also read these two books by Sherly Isaac "Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God" Available at JasmineCorp Store, and "Is Jesus God?" Available at JasmineCorp Store,

Both books compares the Bible and the Quran and read eye opening facts about Jesus, God of the Bible, Allah and Islamic faith. I am sure that you want to read this.

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