It was in year 1991-92, when I was quite young. Yes, though I was very young, yet I had quite a clear understanding of the affairs going around me. My father was in government job and suddenly he lost his job due to some reason(s) not known to me. He joined a private job in Delhi race course parking.
One day, he saw one idol under a tree in that area. Being religious, he opted to conduct occasional pooja (devotional rituals) to this idol, which later became quite a regular phenomenon. He would conduct pooja and would distribute prasad (consecrated food).
Beginning of our troubles
We did not notice any adverse affects in the beginning; however after some time, we observed that there was some spiritual force of that idol, which started overcoming him. The occasional manifestations of this evil force gradually became a regular event.
My father did not have any bad habits earlier but after those regular visits of the evil spirit, we saw him developing many habits including smoking, eating tobacco etc. He then started taking alcohol and later on became so habitual that he would even consume 4-5 bottles and it would not intoxicate him. Then those frequent fightings started happening in our house, which was not known to us earlier.
It continued like this for next 2 years. This evil spirit became more and more violent with the passing time. It would take my father (under its demonic influence) to forest one day and to cemetery the other day. Papa would sleep at home in the night but when we woke up in the morning, we would not find him in the house. Every other day, we used to find him in diverse placesand in the morning, when he would come to conscious, he would not know how he reached there. Everybody deserted us in those troublesome days and we used to feel helpless.
At times, we would not have food in the house, because my father was the only bread winner for us. Though mummy also used to work but she was working for an NGO, where her salary was very small for our family. While on one side, father’s condition was deteriorating, on the other side, we were unable to meet our daily needsand therefore our family situation grew worse. We used to go to all type of people (temples, masjids etc) but to no avail. Whenever we would come to know about any sorcerer or witchcraft doctor, we would go to him. We wanted our father to recover therefore we would look forward for any agent of exorcism and would take him readily but nothing worked out. Someone said to go to Mehandipur Balaji also, we went thrice, this also did not work. We were thoroughly discouraged.
We were very devout family. We had a big temple in our house in which we had established idols made of silver. Fasting, early morning bath and pooja were everyday chores before we started our regular day. Even after being so religious, our problems did not reduce a bit and we continued to live in such pathetic conditions for another 4 years.
The NGO in which mummy used to work, was a Christian NGO. Worship of Jesus Christ and prayers was a daily routine in the campus. Some of the lady colleagues knew our family situation, so they suggested my mummy to pray to Jesus. They gifted a New Testament of the Bible and asked her to pray for papa. Mummy came to house and flashed this news to papa, hearing which, he got very angry. He abused her as if she wanted to make him ‘christian’ and suggested to throw the book away. She did not throw it but kept it in the almirah.
The activities of the evil force grew more frequent and more violent. He would make my father to push to wall etc. Under the influence of this spirit, he would become so powerful that even 4-5 people could not control him and he would throw them away. This evil force started talking to my father. This type of activities continued for another one year. We faced so much of trouble which I cannot explain in words.
One day, this evil spirit threatened my father, that it would kill my father by 12 in the mid night that day. It said that i like you so I will take you away and will kill you. He even challenged my father to call anyone he wanted to save him. As soon as father told us about this incident, we grew tensed. We did not know what to do next because there was no one to help us. Everyone had deserted us long back except one of our father’s friend ‘Patrick’.
My father was so distressed and he did not know what to do, so he sat down in front of the temple and did all kind of poojas to call upon gods to save him. Nothing changed and the night grew darker. This evil spirit came and sat before papa and was ridiculing saying, call anyone you want, none of your deities can save you today, there is some time left to 12, then I shall take you away. No one can save you.
The day of redemption
At 11:55 in the night, papa became desperate and started crying. He was pleading to us to save him. He closed the temple and in his desperation, he started praying to the invisible God saying – God, I know that you are the one who sustains this world. I don’t want to be defeated by this evil force, please help me. He opened his eyes and asked mummy to bring the book (the New Testament). Mummy brought it quickly from the almirah and gave in papa’s hands. As soon as he touched it, it gave him an electric shock.
He then started touching it in various parts of his body and it continued to give him shocks. Then he started reading it and every verse of the Bible spoke against evil forces. He kept on reading and slept. In the morning, he testified that he did not sleep such a peaceful sleep in last 5 years. He felt as if he had placed his head in his mother’s lap. We were happy that this evil force could not harm him and he was safe. So we started attending church fellowships.
One day, while we were in a church, this evil spirit manifested again. 20 various pastors and leaders started praying but this time it was so violent that it threw all of them away. We were immediately told of a church in green park (Delhi) so we took papa there. Evil spirit came again but pastor prayed. This time, the evil spirit left with a last comment that no other name except the name of Jesus could have casted him out.
In this way, our father was delivered of this evil power. We saw and noticed the power of Jesus Christ who is the true God. We learnt about God’s love and opened our hearts for him to be our Lord and saviour. Since then, we are faithfully and peacefully living our lives with much joy. Now we keep sharing the goodness of God and news of his love with others too.
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Disclaimer: The above testimony was shared by Brother Manoj through an email and he can be reached by email for more details or validating the authenticity. The above testimony is English translation of his hindi email.
Jesus Christ is the image of the invisible God. Redemption, forgiveness and salvation are offered freely to us because of God’s grace and love, due to which Jesus paid the price of our sins. You may belong to any religion or faith system, you may put your faith in Jesus and be saved and blessed. May God bless you.
If you have found the above life-transformation story good enough to encourage you, you may pray this prayer sincerely and may start a relationship with God today –
“Dear Lord Jesus, today I have come to know that you are living and prayer answering God. Lord I am in deep trouble. Lord please rescue me and deliver me as I start trusting in you from today. Save me, forgive my sins and be my Lord. Thank you for hearing this prayer and answering it. In Jesus name, Amen.”