18th/Oct/2006, 10:45 a.m., Shillong, India
Last night during a meeting with my church folks I got to hear some amazing things. A young brother whom I know personally and who's a close friend of one of our church family member shared with them what happened to some people living in his locality in Pynthorumkhrah.
First, there's this girl, probably in her early teen, Khasi and from a nominal Christian background. She has two siblings from her step-father's side. Sadly, she used to be ill-treated at home and expected to carry out the household chores most of the time. Just recently, one evening she was outside her house in the dark when suddenly she was possessed by some demonic spirit. Her hands were tight closed toward her chest in a cross position as if she was bound with a rope. She was brought in the house and some believers living in the surrounding came to pray for her. But they were faced with strong resistance from the evil spirit and the hands wouldn't be loosened at all. Later, still some more believers poured in and this time there were some pastors too. The pastors anointed her hands with oil and prayed for her. This time she was delivered. She actually saw the demonic spirit leaving her body. But at that time as soon as she was released she fell down on the floor and became unconscious for some time. Later when she came to her senses she had some amazing story to tell. Actually, when she fell down unconscious on the floor her spirit left her body and she went to heaven. She saw many angels there. And as she approached towards them one of the angel told her that it was not yet time for her to be there and that she needed to return back to earth. At this, she reiterated and pleaded not to be sent back to the world by saying to the angels that the world is filled with so much wickedness and that she would prefer not to return back. But the angel told her that she needed to go back and tell the world that the time for Jesus to return is more than ever imminent. It'll be soon and very soon that He would return for His Bride and that She needs to be ready for His return. Beside that, the angel also told her that the revival here would pick up greater momentum and that a much greater revival is on the threshold. This came to me as a confirmation to what I had written in one of my reports on revival. And that is exactly the reason why that as a church we gather every Tuesday evening without any agenda but only to seek the face of the Lord for more of the outpouring of His Spirit in our land.
The girl's parents are now turning to the Lord and attending meetings regularly.
Secondly, another incident took place in the same location i.e. Pynthorumkhrah. Just a couple of days ago two ladies, one Khasi (probably a Christian) and another a Hindu, witness an event at the same time one evening. What they saw was a group of seven illuminating stars in the dark sky. These stars became brighter and brighter and suddenly transformed into seven angels. Then immediately these seven angels took off to seven different directions. That was it, but what a profound message for us to unravel. Once again, it seems, that the Lord is sending His seven stars which are actually seven angels of the seven churches, to speak to His Bride (Rev 1:20). And I believe that the message the angel gave to the girl I mentioned above is the primary message for us to hear - to prepare ourselves for the Lord's imminent return. He who has an ear let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.
But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the first-born who are written in Heaven, and to God the judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect (Heb 12:22-23)
(The Hindu lady who saw this vision exclaimed to the Christian around, "your God is a true God!" and is now expressing her desire to follow Christ).
Copyright 2006 Reuben Pradhan