Torment in the Land of Kings
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Legend held that Laksh's homeland had been cursed for generations. Long ago, it is said, kings used it as a place to dispose of dead bodies and other refuse, and now spirits roamed the land, tormenting the people. When one of the spirits attacked Laksh's wife, however, he knew she wasn't suffering because of dead kings. This was the work of jealous neighbors.
Pastor Chanchal prayed fervently as Laksh walked into the other room, and to the amazement of Daivya and the other visitors, peace descended on the home. As the pastor spoke with His God, Udgita became calm.
As soon as he realized what had happened, Daivya rushed over to Pastor Chanchal and asked for the booklet he had used to drive out the evil spirit.
"I did not use any magic book like you," Pastor Chanchal said, "but I used the Word of God. I have no Bible to give you, but what I can give you is this piece of literature. The Word of God is written in it. You may read it."
That evening, Daivya couldn't stop reading the literature. The next morning, he came to Pastor Chanchal's house full of questions, and by the end of their visit, he had found his answers in Jesus Christ.
"I want you to come over to my house," Daivya told the pastor, "and if you could help me remove all the religious booklets [and] charms, it would be so kind of you. I will now go to my teachers, and I will tell them of the new things I have learned about Christ."
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Having seen God's tremendous power, Laksh and Udgita also decided to follow Christ, and like Daivya, Laksh began telling his co-workers about the One who had given his family new life.
Originally published January 2014
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