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Vol. 11 / Issue 11 / April 16 2009

Contents of this issue

Editorial
Testimony of Nazeela Beevi - Part 15
A Special Easter Card is waiting for you

News Items (Common to all issues) :
Through the Valley of Death & other Books
Download Articles in Handheld Computers
Kids Page - Free Tutorials
Hindi / Malayalam/Tamil Bible Online
Your Spam Folder
Your Feedback

Editorial

Discovering who you are in Christ -4

By Sherly Isaac

Psa 91:3, “Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.”

Once I heard a true story. In one of the small towns of India there lived a hard working couple. They decided to purchase a cow. For that purpose they started keeping aside a small portion of their earnings. For many months they collected like this and finally they had enough money to purchase a cow.

One day when her husband went to work and his wife was alone at home, someone knocked at the door in the afternoon. She opened the door and asked who is there and for what purpose he came. The man brought a big bottle of milk and put it at the door and said like this, “Your husband has purchased the cow and he sent this milk to show you and asked you to come with me to see the cow. He also wants you to bring the money with you to finalize the deal."

The woman went to her neighbor’s house and told her neighbor that she was leaving to see the cow which her husband had purchased. That was the last day the woman was seen by anybody. Even after many years police could not find her neither could her husband get the money back. She had vanished without a trace. Someone might have heard their conversation and devised this evil plot against them.

But God promises to protect His children from the snare of the fowler. David was just a shepherd boy when God sent Samuel to anoint him. Saul got alerted and became an enemy of David. Bible tells about the horrible ordeal David and his whole family had to go through. But you will never find a single incident that he had fallen in the hands of his enemy. Oh, God protected him in every step and never allowed him to fall in the hands of his cunning, wise, mighty and powerful enemy who was the king himself. No matter how cunningly he devised his plan to catch David, no matter how big and mighty his army was, in every single attempt he failed miserably. The reason was simple that David trusted in God with all his heart and walked in the ways of God.

Once God told David to go to Keilah and that he will be able to defeat the Philistines as we read in 1Sam 23:4, “Then David enquired of the LORD yet again. And the LORD answered him and said, Arise, go down to Keilah; for I will deliver the Philistines into thine hand.”

But later Saul came to know that David was in Keilah. So he thought that he could easily catch David because it was a fortified city. We read in 1 Sam 23:7-13, “And Saul was told that David had gone to Keilah. So Saul said, "God has delivered him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars. Then Saul called all the people together for war, to go down to Keilah to besiege David and his men. Then David said, "O LORD God of Israel, Your servant has certainly heard that Saul seeks to come to Keilah to destroy the city for my sake. Will the men of Keilah deliver me into his hand? Will Saul come down, as Your servant has heard? O LORD God of Israel, I pray, tell Your servant." And the LORD said, "He will come down." Then David said, "Will the men of Keilah deliver me and my men into the hand of Saul?" And the LORD said, "They will deliver you.” So David and his men, about six hundred, arose and departed from Keilah and went wherever they could go. Then it was told Saul that David had escaped from Keilah; so he halted the expedition.” Saul was planning to go to Keilah and catch David. At that time God directed David to leave that place. David did according to the word of the Lord and he and his men survived.

David had only a handful of men with him. David had very limited resources in comparison to what Saul had, but all the army Saul had, all the intelligence that he could gather, nothing could work for Saul. No matter how hard he tried, he failed miserably. God turned his intelligence, his plots and his plans to nothing. The same God is ready to protect us from all evil. He can turn our situations around if we give our lives to Him. If we love Him, He will move mountains for us. He will come running for our rescue.

Testimony of Nazeela Beevi - Part 15

You can read Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14

To read in Malayalam Part 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

So I came back home with the certificate in my hand.

When I came to the Attorney with that certificate, he said, "I now realize that the Jesus about whom you speak is a miracle worker. Tomorrow in the court, first there will be an argument. This is the proof of that." When I was getting ready to go to court next morning I had a slight burden in my heart because if the name of the teacher is revealed, my family members would kill her or persecute her. I said like this, "Lord, give me the wisdom that when the attorney appointed by my father cross-examines me, I should not inadvertently reveal the identity of the teacher, who helped me to obtain the certificate. While saying this I was reading my Bible from Luke 12:11-12 where it says, "Now when they bring you to the synagogues and magistrates and authorities, do not worry about how or what you should answer, or what you should say. For the Holy Spirit will teach you in that very hour what you ought to say."

When I was reading those verses, I felt the mighty power of Holy Spirit hovering over me. Even when I was in court, when my name was called and when I stood in the witness stand, I was experiencing the presence of Holy Spirit.

Judge heard the argument about me and saw the certificate. All those who were present there looked at me intently. The Judge asked me to explain the meaning of what I said in detail. I said, "In the beginning God created heaven and earth. Earth was formless and void. God built the earth and formed the Garden of Eden in it. With His own hands He created Adam and Eve. Every day in the evening He dwelt with them. But they ate the fruit of the forbidden tree. By disobeying they broke the law of God. The glory of God left them. God cursed them. God desired to bring them back. But Adam and Eve's children were already in sin and because there was not a single righteous person from generation after generation, my God Himself came down in the form of a man and died for the human beings. Unless one believes in Him, he/she cannot enter into heaven, It was on this day in the court that I started my Gospel preaching. Looking at the faces of those who did not know Jesus, I declared, "Jesus is the living God and if you do not accept Him, you cannot enter into heaven. God gave me that authority to speak about Him there. Because Holy Spirit Himself said when I was going out of my home that He will teach what I have to speak.

Holy Spirit desires to send this wisdom and this authority to the servants of God. If we want the word of God preached by the apostles to work as it did in the first century with signs and wonders, to happen now at this present age we have to attain the strong and mighty anointing of the fire of the Holy Spirit.

Then the judge said, "India is a democratic country. You are twenty years old and any person who lives in India has the freedom to believe in any religion and because of that this court authorizes you to live as a Christian."

My God came down to give me authority to serve Jesus through an authority of this world which is under the administration of the wicked saten. My God's righteous judgment had not ceased. At the time when I lived in hiding, by chance when a Muslim brother or sister happened to see me outside, I had the experience of them turning against me, throwing stones at me, catching me by the hair twisting it and pulling, spitting on my face, tearing my cloth, beating me and driving me away. These members of the mosque were waiting to catch me. But my God brought an end to those things there in the court.

The court asked me whether I would like to go with my parents. I said that I would like to. The court said that I am free to go with them and further said that then there is no problem as the case was filed by them to have you with them. Now you are free to go with them. Then he called my father and told him, "Do not make any quarrel or create any problem as your daughter is ready to go with you. So you can take her with you. My father got violent, very angry and shouted, "I do not want her, Let that haraami child go wherever she wants. I did not give birth to a Christian but to a Muslim. If she comes as a Muslim and if the court released her like that I could accept her. The court said, "She is your daughter, you have to take her with you. She wants to come with you." But my father refused and created a great commotion there. Then he called my mother and said, "Is she not your daughter? She is ready to come with you. At least you agree to take her, let the case be finalized here." Then my mother said, "What I have to say is the same reply as of her father. I gave birth to a Muslim and not to a Christian. So I do not want her."

That day my God taught me the lesson or made me to think that those who birthed me can forget me and yet my creator cannot forget me. In accordance with circumstance, those who give birth will forget, those who have been loving us, those who have been helpful, those who have been organizing, those who have given word that they will be always with us, all of them would change their position. But God who created us, who built us molded and fashioned us cannot change because our spirit (inner soul) is more valuable than the whole world. That is God's own. God wants that to go to Him for which He is molding us. Realizing this fact we have to open our hearts to Him so that He can prepare us.

Then the court said to my father, "if you are not ready to take her that's OK, but you have to write here and sign. You have to write like this, that you are declaring that she is not your daughter, that because she became a Christian you are not opposing it, that from today, you or your people will not harm her for this reason. Write it down, sign it and leave this place without saying a word. Thus my God turned my mourning into dancing just as He did for Esther and the Israelites in the Book of Esther. Thus my Lord gave me freedom.

If on that day judgment had gone in the favor of my father, it would have been complete disaster. My father had come with great plans. He had taken a hotel room at Tambanoor and decorated it in a grand way to arrange for my wedding ceremony there. His plan was to get my marriage ceremony completed in a hurry, without insisting on the condition of denying Jesus this time, and then to take me to the house of the person who was supposed to marry me, keep me locked up there, torture me painfully almost to the point of death, and thus persuade me to give up Jesus and go back to Islam. They came with this planning. But let me tell you, that against the children of God, who have been called by God for Gospel work or whom God has sealed for His work, no matter who may plot evil, no matter whoever may try to implement his wicked and cunning project, my God will not allow it to succeed.

To be continued...

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Through the Valley of Death & other Books

As many of you know that in the year 2005, our dad was very sick even unto death. God miraculously healed him. We have compiled it in a book form. I sure believe that it will inspire you and encourage you greatly.

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Also read these two books by Sherly Isaac "Allah and Elohim - Are they the same God" Available at JasmineCorp Store, and "Is Jesus God?" Available at JasmineCorp Store,

Both books compares the Bible and the Quran and read eye opening facts about Jesus, God of the Bible, Allah and Islamic faith. I am sure that you want to read this.

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