I desire to share a testimony here that really warmed my heart. I believe it shows that we should never put God in a box, as to the depths of his mercy and the extent he can go to to redeem a person. It brings a fresh perspective to these scriptures:
Don’t think to yourselves, “We have Abraham for our father,” for I tell you that God is able to raise up children to Abraham from these stones.
He answered them, “I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out.”
It is the testimony of a man, who was born a Hindu and died a Hindu but is now alive. His recorded on-camera testimony in Malayalam was forwarded to me, and I’ve translated the gist of it below.
His name is Rajkumar, and he had been very rich. He lost his eyesight in 2007. Then over a period of time he lost his wealth and ended up in poverty. In 2014, depressed due to his dire circumstances, he committed suicide by ingesting poison. For six days, his dead body lay in the mortuary of a well-known hospital. No family member came to claim his body because of his debts. On the sixth day, by the hand of the Lord, he believes, the mortuary attendants came to retrieve the body next to his. That’s when his spirit was allowed to return to his body, and he began to stir. He had died a Hindu, and he mentions that he knows very well where his spirit was and where all the Lord had taken him during that time. When the attendants saw him stir, fear fell upon them, and they informed the nurses. They finally removed him from the morgue and moved him to a ward, where he was visited by brethren who would come to the hospital to pray for the sick. One of them took him home. At the home of this brother, this man, one night, saw a bright light descending from the heavens. He had not seen such brightness even when he had his eyesight. When he saw the bright light, fear fell upon him, but the bright light came up to him, and a voice from the light spoke to him, “Son, do not be afraid. I am the Lord who has called you.”
He felt a hand being laid upon him, and his inner eyes were opened. When his inner eyes were opened, he began to discern the being in front of him. For the next seven days, the Lord spoke to him and instructed him in the Word. Rajkumar says he has never seen the Bible or read the Bible, but the Lord wrote his Word upon his tongue, and he understood what the Lord taught him. In this way, on April 27, 2014, the man became a disciple of the Lord Jesus and began to live a life devoted to prayer and fasting. He first went on a 40-day fast, consuming water only. He testifies that the Lord has healed more than 200 people of cancer through him and a guy bedridden for 14 years has begun walking. He says the Lord told him not to join any Christian denomination. So he has been obedient to that and only identifies himself as the Lord’s bond servant. He still does not have his eyesight.
What this man’s testimony clearly tells me is this: If the Lord wills, He can even raise up dead unbelievers (yes, even suicide cases) to be His remnant.
Author: Sujit Thomas
Sujit was working in Chennai in late 2015 when the Lord began to nudge him to draw closer to Him. That was the beginning of a major spiritual transformation in his life, and he has not looked back since. As someone who has experienced God’s undeserving love, grace, and mercy personally, Sujit would like people to know that the Lord has no pleasure in the death of the unrighteous, but would rather see them repent and live.