11 Jul A Heart of Flesh
“I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws.” (Ezekiel 36: 26-27)
Transformation occurs when a person’s heart is touched by the Holy Spirit. This inward work becomes the outward reflection of real change. The following testimony changed many lives in the Himalayas.
A stubborn witch doctor, proud of his own witchcraft skills, was a prominent figure in one of the most desolate places of the Himalayas. During one witchcraft ritual, the spell he spoke over a sick person to be cured, reacted upon himself which paralyzed him and he started vomiting blood. His physical condition was so terrifying that no one dared to approach him. Having no one to release him from his sickness, his family and entire villagers started searching for any Christian person who would pray for him, for they knew Christ has superior powers than any earthly God.
Pastor A., who was evangelizing in that village encountered the witch doctor’s wife. Since the man had black magic and despite having some fear to encounter an intense spiritual warfare, Pastor A. and his team visited the witch doctor in his house after persuasion by the witch doctor’s wife.
After a few hours of conversation with the witch doctor and his family, Pastor A. learned about their self-interest of accepting Jesus and being prayed over just to ensure safety measures against any future complications that might arise against Government policies. Then Pastor A. prayed for the witch doctor while sprinkling anointing oil over his body and the entire house. As soon as Pastor A. and his team left the house, the house literally glowed. After a few days, the witch doctor got completely healed.
As a thanksgiving, his wife met Pastor A. with a chicken as a gift and requested him to continue conducting house fellowship in their house and guide them in Christ, as the entire relatives of the family agreed to accept Jesus. Pastor A. taught them that they must let go and destroy every witchcraft utensil in order to be free of the bondage of witchcraft and be saved by Jesus Christ.
The witch doctor then took everything related to his shamanism outside to destroy it all. With great surprise, as God spoke in Pastor A.’s heart, he then asked the witch doctor to bring the thing he was hiding inside his house. But the witch doctor continued to disagree about the statement. Ultimately, as Pastor A. told him that if he hides anything inside and anything is left behind, the sickness can retaliate back anytime and healing may never be possible again. Then finally, the witch doctor brought a human skull outside which he had hid inside his wardrobe. The witch doctor later asked how he knew it and Pastor A. clarified that the mighty God in heaven spoke in his heart. The former witch doctor and his entire family, including his grandchildren accepted Jesus at that time.
Later, they destroyed the items and burned down everything in the midnight to not let any neighbor raise issues regarding such acts.
Slowly, as one after another began to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior, the house church expanded so fruitfully that they had to conduct the fellowship in their backyard’s cow shed.
Today, half of the population of that village has witnessed the drastic transformation in his life. He is strong in his faith and shares his life testimony with great confidence bringing many to Christ already.
Many stories are transformed into life changing testimonies. And, this has only become possible by the gracious support of every one of you.
Thank you for always being there.