Jesus Trumps 18 Hens in Deliverance Story

by | May 17, 2011 | Charisma Archive

gfa_deliverancehensSharda’s demonic possession was agonizing. The demon torturing her
wouldn’t allow her to stay in one place, and sometimes Sharda couldn’t
even breathe properly. Although her parents tried many things to free
her from the demonic oppression, they didn’t know how to solve the
problem. Sharda seemed trapped in the clutches of the evil spirit.

As a last resort, Sharda’s parents took her to a witchdoctor who
advised them to sacrifice 18 hens to appease their traditional deities.
After the sacrifice, instead of improving, her condition regressed.
Still, her parents took the advice of neighbors and relatives and
continued taking her to supposed sources of help, like temples and
witchdoctors. Nothing worked—until someone pointed Sharda to the church
of Gospel for Asia-supported missionary Sanjiv Reddy.

Witnessing Sharda’s predicament, Sanjiv and the congregation prayed
for her earnestly and encouraged her from the Bible, telling her about
the miracles performed by Jesus Christ.

Sharda’s restoration occurred gradually, until one Sunday everyone
realized she was completely healed! Now she is healthy, experiencing the
peace of Christ in both her mind and body. She chose to follow Jesus
and started regularly attending the church.

“God is great!” Pastor Sanjiv exclaimed in regard to Sharda’s
transformation. “I thank God for this miracle that He has done among the
villagers to understand the power of Jesus Christ.”

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