Delivered from tormenting spirits, Christian couple excommunicated, Bihar
An Indian couple were brutally beaten, ostracized and punished for becoming Christians by being deprived of water, in a village in Bihar.
Bro. Sagu Das & wife Susheela
“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places”. Eph. 6:12
Susheela was possessed by demons and it was impossible for her to do her daily duties because of the oppression of her body, soul, emotions and mind. Day by day, her condition steadily deteriorated, with diverse medications being prescribed for her. None were able to cure her as she only got bad to worse.
The Village Panchayat directed the Temple priest to help the family, with special pujas but none were able to cure her spiritual state, as she got bad to worse. Admitting that the gods were unable to deliver her, the villagers asked her husband Bro. Sagu Das, to take wherever possible to heal her.
Disappointed, hopeless and beyond any medical help, Bro. Das was told about the prayer meetings at Pastor Mohan Kumar’s place. Desperate and clutching at straws of hope, Bro. Das took his wife there.
Pastor Mohan Kumar, an itinerant preacher, with Yesu Bachata Prathana Bhawan (Jesus Saves Prayer Hall), has been ministering at several villages in and around Bihar. He also ministers at his mother in-law, Geetha Devi’s place, at Jankipur village in Amarpur Tehsil, Banka, Bihar. Every week, a several Christian families in the village attend worship service. Pastor also conducts prayer meetings, were a multitude of sick come to receive their miraculous healing.
Susheela was miraculously healed after the tormenting spirit was exorcised from her and completely delivered by the power of Almighty God.
After this life-giving, miraculous experience, the couple totally surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ – who wouldn’t – and became His ardent followers, regularly attending Sunday Worship service, Bible studies and prayer meetings.
However, this did not go down well with the villagers, who, were filled with rage the zeal and fervor of the ‘Christian couple’, the villagers have been harassing them and threatening them with dire consequences if they did not recant their faith in Jesus Christ.
The couple are adamant and steadfast in their new found faith and refusing to turn back. The belligerent and violent village elders & religious fanatics of Jankipur village in Amarpur Tehsil, Banka, Bihar, have told Bro. Das to either convert back to their original religion or face punishment. When the Christians refused to renounce their faith, the village issued a decree instructing that they were prohibited from fetching water from the public village well, as retaliation for becoming Christians.
In spite of the long distance they had to travel, the couple would fetch precious water from Geetha Devi’s residence
On Sunday, 2nd June, at around 7.00 am, when the couple were returning home with water, they were rounded up by the villagers and brutally beaten. Later, they were illegally confined and locked up inside the Panchayat Hall.
On hearing the new, Pastor Mohan Kumar and Church members were on their knees, lifting fervent prayers to God. After a few hours, the couple were released.
Pastor Mohan took both of them to the Hospital, for treatment for the wounds inflicted from the beating.
By the grace of God, they were able to attend Sunday worship service at Geetha Devi’s residence.
People today believe in witches and fortune-tellers, tarot cards and psychics, reiki and yoga, meditation, mediums and all kinds of evil things that are forbidden by God but they struggle to believe that demons and the devil are real.
Church, we are in a spiritual warfare and the battle is the Lord’s. Let us continue to lift up fervent prayers for Bro. Das and wife Susheela, to continue to be steadfast in their faith, to be the “salt and light” in that village for His namesake.
‘Don’t be afraid, the battle is not yours, but God’s. You don’t have to fight in this battle; stand still and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf” (2 Chr. 20:15, 17).
“Behold……….and he who believes in Him, will not be disappointed” (Rom. 9:33)
In 2018, Persecution Relief recorded 447 incidents of hate-crimes, with 37 cases from Bihar, the 3rd most hostile among the 29 states.
In the first four months of 2019, we have recorded 157 incidents of hate crimes against Christians, with 9 cases from Bihar alone.
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