Report of God’s
in Uttar Pradesh and
24-29 March 2019
at the end of 2017 that I had a dream. In my dream, It was as if I
was taken up into outer space and could see the earth rotate. I
found myself looking at the map of India from above. And I saw
lights suddenly being lit in certain parts on the map. I was shown 3
places – one of them being Mathura – in the northern
part of India.
wasn’t very sure where Mathura was. On checking up on this I
came to know that Mathura was a place in Uttar
Pradesh, a state in the northern part of India, also known
as the birth place of the Indian deity – Krishna. Uttar
Pradesh is world renown for the ‘Kumbh Mela’, a
pilgrimage for Hindus. It is known that to appease the local deity,
the spirits of the gods are unleashed one night a year on the
so-called holy men of the place. These men are called – ‘The
Aghoris’ and reside mainly in Varanasi, another place of
pilgrimage in Uttar Pradesh. The Aghoris live like Sadhus
performing rituals and black magic wherever they go. However what
differentiates them from the other Sadhus in India, is that
one night every year, they become vessels for Satanic powers and
engage in cannibalism. They exhume the dead bodies of men buried and
gather the half burnt carcases or bones of those cremated and sent
off on a wooden raft on the River Ganges, then eat the flesh of
these corpses, by which it is said that they retain their powers and
appease the spirits within them.
for a while I was apprehensive as to how to go about ministering in
such a place where religious fanatics and extremists abound and
persecution for Christians is common place. Then I recalled that the
dream was from the Lord, and that He would bring it to pass in His
own good time.
when I had gone to attend a conference in Gujarat around October of
last year, that I was introduced to Bro. Rajeshwer Dayal, who
said that he was from Uttar Pradesh, and
after hearing me speak about “The 10 Virgins” and
“The Façade of Ecumenism” at the conference, was
intrigued about the deeper truths that I had presented, and invited
me over to his place to preach.
led me to think that this plan was from the Lord, is that he said
that he was ministering in Mathura, U.P., every year, and
that he knew many ministers in those parts, and that he would be
glad to arrange meetings in Uttar Pradesh and the
neighbouring state of Bihar for me anytime I decided to come.
him I needed time to pray, and went before the Lord seeking His
Bro. Dayal kept telephoning me and petitioning me to come over, and
I kept delaying because I knew I had to be sure before I took any
steps towards planning for ministry there.
the preachers who had invited me to the conference were baptized in
Jesus’ Name, I assumed Bro. Dayal was of the same faith. However in
the course of our conversations, I realized that he knew nothing
about the doctrines of One God and Baptism in Jesus’ Name.
I began sharing the truth with him one night in broken Hindi (as I
didn’t speak the language fluently). The first miracle was that he
understood my Hindi (which was terrible) and that he understood the
truth and said that he wanted to be baptized! :-D
couple of days, the brother called me again, and said that he had
been so excited to receive the revelation of the Godhead, that he
shared it with a few of his co-workers as well as members of his
congregation, and carried the Word to the state of Bihar as
well, where many, after long discussions, were convinced that this
was the truth, and were prepared to be baptized in the Name of Jesus
began reporting these instances of acceptance of the truth to me in
various places, I felt the burden of the Lord pressing hard upon me
to go to Uttar Pradesh and establish the truth there. I asked
a few brothers to pray with me about this and committed my plans to
Dayal began making arrangements for the meetings there, and I went
on to book my flight tickets to Patna, Bihar. I had no
money to book the tickets at first, but the agent that I went to,
seeing that I was a minister, said that he would do the bookings for
me, that I need not worry about paying him right away, and that he
would wait for the payment. This was another sign for me from the
Lord that it was His will that I should go to Bihar and
Meetings were arranged from the 24th to the 29th
of March – 2 days in Bihar, and
3 days in Uttar Pradesh.
there were no interpreters that could be arranged to translate the
message into the Hindi language (knowledge of proper English
being scarce there), I had asked Evg. Suraj Chettri’s son,
Bro. Arpan, from West Bengal, to accompany me for
flight to Patna, the capital of the state of Bihar was
scheduled for the 24th. I left Coimbatore at 2:30pm with
a brief stopover at Bangalore, and then onward to Patna,
where I landed around 10:00pm that night.
Arpan and Bro. Rajeshwer had already reached Patna that afternoon,
and came to receive me at the airport.
night, we had to travel from Patna to a place called Buxar
which was nearly 120 kms away, by jeep. The roads were terrible, and
there was lorry traffic along the way up till 12:00 midnight.
stopped for a midnight snack at a street food place. They served us
a UP-Bihar staple – wheat balls filled with spiced pulses and
cereal, along with a watery gravy.
time we reached Buxar district it was 3:00am. We had to
travel a little further to a place called Koches. We
booked ourselves into a lodge there, and rested ourselves for the
next day’s meeting.
next morning,after being served steaming hot tea in earthen cups and
more of the wheat balls we had last night, we set off for the
fields were ripe with the season’s wheat harvest which reminded us
of the scripture: “Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest
truly is plentiful, but the labourers are few. Therefore pray the
Lord of the harvest to send out labourers into His harvest.”
countryside in Bihar is peaceful and beautiful, mostly large
areas of agricultural land and lawns.
meeting was arranged in a village called Rawath ka Nagala,
outdoors, outside a half-finished building, under a tent (samiyana).
session began at 12 noon and went on till 1:00 pm with a break for
the 1st session, we had a prayer line, where the sick and
afflicted were prayed over.
preached on ‘The True Church’,
‘The Apostolic Foundation’.
session went on from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, and the message I delivered
was regarding ‘Being Born Again’ with emphasis on “The
Mystery of the Godhead”, and “Baptism in the Name of Jesus
expected a gathering of 70 ministers from in and around Bihar
for the meetings, and some of them had come along with their church
members, so there were about 90 people present.
a baptism service that evening, and 24 people were baptized – 14
men, all pastors, and 10 women. Pastor Rajeshwer was the first in
line. It was a time of great rejoicing as all those in the water
cast off their shackles of traditionalism and ideology that had been
built in over the years, surrendering to the will of God and
embracing the faith that had once been delivered unto the saints.
Lord had worked marvellously.
next morning, our meeting began at 9:30 am with a break
an hour later
clouds were looming in the sky, and we had already seen light
showers that morning. It was a contrast to the weather in Uttar
Pradesh, which was reported to be hot and dry without the
slightest hint of rain. A young girl in the congregation prayed for
the rain to be delayed until the meeting was over, as the tent
wouldn’t keep out heavy showers.
session began by 11:00 am and went on till 2:00 pm, after which we
asked for, the rains were delayed.
to leave for Buxar by 4:00 pm. Our train bound for
Etawah, Uttar Pradesh would leave
Buxar at 7:30 pm.
left Buxar, the rains began, and the countryside looked like
a fresh watercolour painting as we boarded our train.
had received rain, but Uttar Pradesh was completely dry. Bro.
Rajeshwer had told us that there was no water in the rivers and
catchment areas, and there were 12 people there who had already
given their lives to Christ and were awaiting our arrival so that
they might be baptized. But, we were all wondering how to arrange
for so much of water and where to baptize them if the rivers were
way to Etawah that night however, as we prayed for rain in
UP, we received a call from Bro. Rajeshwer’s wife saying, that the
heavens had been opened and there were such heavy showers there that
she was sure we would have enough water to fill a lake.
thought it was a sign of how the Lord was sweeping off the dryness
and barrenness of these two darkest states in India, and ushering in
the blessing of His Name.
reached Etawah by 8:30am the next morning. There were 12
people, 9 pastors and 3 believers, waiting to be baptized in the
Name of Jesus Christ. The pastors were from neighbouring state of
Madhya Pradesh, and Mathura and Etawah in Uttar
The rivers were overflowing, as we walked in for the baptism service
- the first order of the day.
a short time of fellowship, and I took the time to instruct those
who had come forward for baptism on living for the Lord in
sanctification and holiness, and how to lead their flocks to the
services in these places are usually fast, either early in the
mornings or late at night under cover of darkness, as the areas are
dangerous. We were constantly on the look-out for any signs of
trouble from extremist groups who wouldn’t hesitate to use violence.
day, there were no meeting plans, and we had ourselves a good rest.
In the evening we were invited to Bro. Rajeshwer Dayal’s home for a
wild boar dinner.
Rajeshwer, now 30, told us how he began serving the Lord, and the
work he had begun in Etawah. He hailed from a traditional
Brahmin (high caste) family and when he had accepted Christ and
converted to Christianity, he had been thrown out of his ancestral
home, cut off from his inheritance, and treated as an outcast in his
society. He had been severely beaten by his family members for
bringing shame on the family name by becoming a Christian
(considered low caste in India). However, he related, being beaten
for the sake of the gospel, although painful, brought him a great
and unexplainable joy and boldness which had helped him in later
years of ministry.
not even been able to see the body of his father after he died,
because as he entered the village, the men who were carrying the
body to the funeral pyre asked him to say “Ram, Ram
sathyahain”(Ram, Ram, you are the truth), if he wanted to get
near the body of his father. And he said, he couldn’t do it as he
had found that Jesus Christ was the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
later married Sis. Anamika, and had begun his ministry in Etawah.
He also travelled to Varanasi and Mathura in UP,
and the neighbouring states of Uttarkhand, Madhya Pradesh,
and Bihar, preaching Christ wherever he went.
was also news from Bihar: 5 sisters who had suffered from
kidney stones in the village we had visited, and who had all come
forward for prayer during the healing service, had been healed and
were openly testifying that Jesus Christ had made them well!
20-year old lad, who had fallen down from a tree when he was six,
and damaged his limbs had also come forward for prayer. His back had
gone perpetually crooked, and he walked with a limp and much
difficulty. The Lord had made him whole, and had straightened his
man who had been blind in both eyes due to cataract formation had
received sight in one eye.
words of this old man, “I did not wonder as to why the Lord Jesus
restored the sight of only one eye to me. When Pastor Shadrach
called for anyone who wanted to be baptized, I almost went forward,
but my son, who was an unbeliever stopped me, fearing for my health,
as the water was chilly, and I hesitated and did not go forward,
even though I knew what had been preached was the truth.
next time these preachers come here, I will go in to be baptized,
and I am sure the Lord will restore the sight of my other eye as
news touched us like soothing rain on parched leaves, and we
jubilantly retired to our rooms for the night, knowing that our God,
who never slumbered nor slept, was working hard.
next morning we had a delicious masala dosa breakfast, which
brought back thoughts of home. Bro. Rajeshwer had also packed us a
special Pani Poori snack (fried wheat balls filled with
spiced water) – a famous Indian fast food dish
next day’s meeting at Manickpur Mod Village began at
7:40 am and went on till 8:30 am, when we had our tea break.
message for the day focused on: ‘Continuing in the Apostle’s
Doctrine’, ‘Abiding in Christ’, and ‘Being Born Again
in the Spirit’.
The 2nd session began at 10:00 am and went on till 1:30
pm, with a break for lunch.
session was from 3:00 pm to
6:00 pm. We had a healing and prayer
service at 5:30 pm.
answered a few questions regarding the confusion about re-baptism,
and instructed the brethren regarding ordination in Christ Jesus,
praying for the sick, and observing the Washing of Feet and
religious practice among Christian preachers in Uttar Pradesh
was founded along the lines of Hindu rituals. After a preacher has
prayed for a sick or afflicted person, he would tear out a scripture
of healing from the Bible, fold it and place it in an amulet and
then offer it to the sick or afflicted person to wear with a band or
thread around their neck or forearm. This was an ancient practice
among Hindus, and somehow the Christians there got mixed up with the
I set the ministers straight regarding such foolish practices as
expected around another 20-30 people to join us from a village some
distance away, but it came to our attention that some of the
believers had freely spoken of their plans to attend a meeting in
Etawah, and this had sparked a wave of opposition from Hindu
extremists in those parts.
Rajeshwar told us after a long phone conversation with a brother in
that village, that 10 pastors who had set out from the area in a
group to attend our meetings had been caught, their motor-bikes
(which were the only means of transport thereabout) seized, and that
they were being detained at the local police station for further
questioning. The authorities had said that the accusers in question
had lodged an FIR against these pastors stating that they had been
engaging in forced conversion, and a sum had been levied for the
release of each pastor on bail.
us that we needed to be aware, as the antagonists had also
approached the local newspapers to cover the happening, and if such
news were to be splashed across the local papers the next day, the
articles would contain all our names, and it would mean danger
during our passage out of Etawah, and most especially for the
next day’s meeting.
heard him converse over the over phone with a man from Bihar
who was threatening to beat him up the next time he came to their
village. Bro. Rajeshwer said that he would be there next week, and
that they could sit and reason it out. We heard him cluck off in U.P.
slang: “Why do you want to beat me up for the good that has been
done in your village? If a doctor comes there and cures a few people
would you not give him thanks. Then when Jesus Christ has healed the
sisters in your village, is it not a good thing, and why do you want
to harm us, for the good that we have done to you?”
Rajeshwer escorted me and Bro. Arpan to our lodge, where we spent
some time in prayer for the next day’s meeting, asking the Lord that
the news of our meetings would somehow not reach the papers, and
also for the pastors who had been held in jail that night.
also been informed to be prepared for an early morning baptism
service before the meetings began.
morning, Bro. Arpan, Bro. Rajeshwer, and I made our way to the
nearby river for our second baptism service in UP.
pastors had accepted the Word and were willing to be baptized that
service began at 6:30 am, and the little congregation on the
riverbed were filled with the joy of the Lord.
day, Bro. Rajeshwer asked me not to step up to the pulpit because he
had a premonition that all was not right, and that we were being
watched. If any problem was to occur for local preachers, it could
be easily sorted out, but if the authorities got wind that a
minister from another state in India was in Uttar Pradesh to
preach the gospel, things could get out of hand, and if a mob was
instigated to cause trouble at the meeting, I would be at risk. As
such, I stepped down from preaching that day, and chose instead to
be in prayer on the advice of Bro. Rajeshwer.
However, that day’s meeting was not cancelled. It went on, with Bro.
Rajeshwer reiterating what I had preached at the Bihar
meetings, and emphasizing on how traditional Christianity had hidden
the truth of God’s Word with the rituals of men, blinding men’s eyes
to the glorious liberty that we had in Christ Jesus, and clarifying
certain questions regarding baptism, and this New and Living Way
that had been presented to them.
meetings ended by 4:00 pm.
was already talk of planning for a 2nd meeting in the
month of May, 2019 on a larger scale.
also received news from our brethren in jail, and to our joy, they
said that all these years they had not suffered much persecution in
their village albeit a few skirmishes with anti-Christian fanatics
here and there, but they were 100% convinced that this was the
truth, because Satan had hindered their plans to be baptized in
Jesus’ Name. They said that the next time, they would be wiser and
more prepared, and that this had not shaken their faith but
confirmed more assuredly to them, that God was working in Uttar
Pradesh and that he had a great plan in store for their village.
Arpan and I were much comforted with this news.
also told that five of those 10 pastors had been released.
sisters had come forward asking for baptism, and as baptism of women
in those parts in the open was considered dangerous especially with
harassment of Christians on the rise, I was called to Bro.
Rajeshwer’s home that night to baptize the sisters in a plastic
kitchen drum filled with water, usually used to store fresh water
for cooking purposes.
the little baptism and prayer service, we had our last meal at Bro.
Rajeshwer’s home that night and set off for our rooms.
train from Etawah to New Delhi would leave at 3:00 am,
(and most probably would be delayed according to the unfailing
customs of the Indian Railways).
right we were! Our train arrived only at 4:00 am. Bro. Rajeshwer had
come to see us off at the railway station. We boarded, and fell into
our bunks for a fitful sleep.
train which was supposed to reach New Delhi at 6:30 am
reached only by 8:30 am, and we had scarcely time to check into a
room and freshen up before I had to leave for the airport quite a
distance away from the railway station.
travelled by the Metro, and Bro. Arpan accompanied me to see me off.
His train would leave only that night at 10:00 pm to Kolkata, from
where he would make his way home to Barobisha, West Bengal.
left the bustling Indian capital at 1:30 pm, and was in Coimbatore
by 4:00 pm, bursting with the news of what the Lord had done.
trip was the most successful of all those I had made across India,
in that the Lord did a sudden and marvellous work by bringing so
many to Himself, mostly pastors and leaders, who have all agreed to
study the Word, and carry this truth into their villages and to
their congregations. It was a renewal for me as well, in witnessing
the manifestation of the Lord’s power afresh.
always been my God-led thought to go first to the preachers and
leaders of the area so that they might be saved and might lead their
flocks to the Lord. This time the Lord was gracious to bring it to
all, 61 people had been baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ, and 32
people healed from various illnesses and problems.
got back from Bihar and U.P., and settled in to
complete all the work that had been pending since I left, I began
receiving testimonies from Bro. Rajeshwer each day, each one more
joyous to hear than the other.
shared the more notable ones in the photos section down below.
like to mention here four special testimonies.
first of Bro. Vijayram of Mathura. During the meetings,
when we had the prayer and healing service, a pastor from Uttar
Pradesh came up to me and spoke to me in the local dialect which
of course I couldn’t understand. The choir too had just begun to
sing, and with the crowd in the line, there was no time for
translation. I had told the congregation, that since there were many
in the prayer line, it wasn’t necessary for each one of them to tell
me what specific need they had to be prayed for; rather that they
should submit their petitions to the Lord Jesus Christ and come
forward to receive their healing and deliverance in faith.
Bro. Vijayram came up to me and mumbled his petition, I heard the
voice of the Lord say, “Go in peace, for you have received what you
asked for.” I relayed this to the brother in English, and he went
his way. He was later baptized in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
reaching Coimbatore, Bro. Rajeshwer called me up one day and said,
“Bro. do you remember the pastor who came up to you for prayer in
U.P.? You did not understand what he said. He had asked for
prayer for his son, who had left home at the age of 18, that he may
return home. And the miracle is, 2 days after you left, his son who
is now 23 has come home in peace and wants to stay with his family!”
this was a marvellous thing that had happened, because since Bro.
Vijayram’s son had come home all of a sudden, many of the villagers,
and people in and around the area visited his home to greet the
young man. This gave Bro. Vijayram a chance to testify about the
truth to many and share with them how the true baptism had turned
his world upside down.
2nd testimony is of a young woman from Bihar.
She had been married a year, when she began feeling a presence enter
her room each night and lie with her. Sometimes she had been woken
up out of a heavy sleep and found that she had been molested. She
had even asked her husband if he had touched her, and he had been
offended. In time, she was able to clearly see the form of an
Aghori Sadhu in the room with her, sexually molesting her. And
in the morning things would be normal. She had related the situation
to her family, and they all were living in a sort of dread. This
young sister too was delivered from these Satanic intrusions. She
waited a while to see if the deliverance was permanent, and has
recently told us that she has been completely set free. She has
written a letter of testimony in her own hand to be circulated among
the people in the area testifying of how she had come forward for
prayer, confessing her petition only to the Lord, was prayed over,
baptized, and was now delivered from the power of Satan.
3rd is of three pastors who would like to remain
anonymous. They said that even though they had been working for the
Lord they had their personal weaknesses of chewing tobacco, and
social smoking and drinking. They had sinned in private for a long
time, but once they heard the word and decided to be baptized, they
went into the water seeking release from their secret addictions.
They said that from the time they were baptized, they have been
completely set free from their habits and are now serving the Lord
with all fervour and praying for others who have suffered like them.
4th is of a minister who said that he had been
baptized in the titles of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost
many years ago, and had begun village ministry in the area, but
never had he seen so many miracles taking place. Once he was
baptized, he called us within a week, and said that whoever he
prayed for in his village was now reporting healing and deliverance,
and he gave thanks for receiving the confirmation of the greater
works that Christ had said all his disciples had the power to do and
we were writing this report, I received a phone call from Bro.
Rajeshwer reporting another healing. A pastor from Mathura
who had been baptized in Jesus Christ’s name during the meetings had
gone blind in one eye, with continuous discharge flowing from the
sightless eye. He just told us that after his baptism he had been
praying in tears, that the Lord had to touch him and restore his
sight. And he has been healed.
though I wasn’t able to enter Mathura this time round, three
pastors from the area have accepted the truth, and one has received
healing. I’m convinced that the Lord who has called me will take me
there in time.
learned from this trip was, that time is really short, and the Lord
answers our petitions more quickly than before, because he wants us
to work faster and unhindered.
thank the Lord for His hand of mercy and protection during this
Bro. Arpan for matching me word for word and fire for fire in his
translation, and pray that God may use him to be a great witness
wherever he goes.
for the truth to spread through these states of Uttar Pradesh
and Bihar. They are India’s darkest states where Christians
are persecuted and harassed on a daily basis, and preaching the
gospel is considered a crime. The Lord has set his sights upon them,
and surely Satan cannot stop the work from flourishing there.
pray for the May 2019 meetings here, and that many more may come to
the Lord, and to the knowledge of His truth.
be the Name of the Lord, from this time forth, and even forevermore!
following are the testimonies of a few of those healed during the