AN ACT OF GOD – A TRUE STORY
The following true account was written by Ralph Speas, president of Meridian University of Biblical Training. I have gotten to know and appreciate him and his ministry in India. God is using him in special ways. Read the story below and give glory to God!
“A very troubled demon-possessed girl, Torodi, about 20 years of age, was so bound by demons, she was incapable of talking. Her mother spent a lot of money trying to cure her. Torodi was so disruptive in her village that the chief decided to have her burned. He said her soul was dead but her body was still alive and needed to die, too. A leader in the village heard about an amazing God at L-tig-da and many were going there to be healed by this God, believed to be greater than all gods. They made the difficult trip to L-tig-da where one of our Meridian Master Trainers pastored a church. The church family surrounded the girl with love, fasting and praying for three days.
“The remarkable happened! She was wonderfully delivered and began to speak. Seeing she was restored, they took her home and back to her idol-infested village in the mountains. When the villagers saw the shocking change in Torodi, they were greatly astounded and wanted to know about the God who cured her. Of course, the Gospel was shared using the stories of the Bible. It was reported that everyone in the village believed in this true God and professed faith in Jesus Christ!! A young man, also demon-possessed was wonderfully delivered by the power of God. This happened in January of 2018.
“In April, four months later, Elliott Freeman and I had the privilege of visiting that village, seeing Torodi, visiting the Chief, and mingling with the villagers. There was so much warmth and kindness there. They once worshipped the idols to fend off the evil spirits but now the idols were entirely ignored. Once an idol worshiper, the village Chief also became a believer. There are few words to adequately express the significance of this display of God’s power that brought an entire idol-worshipping village to faith in Jesus Christ. “To God be the glory, great things He has done.”
Mark 5:1-14 “When Jesus got out of the boat, a man with an impure spirit came from the tombs to meet him. 3 This man lived in the tombs, and no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain. 4 For he had often been chained hand and foot, but he tore the chains apart and broke the irons on his feet. No one was strong enough to subdue him. 5 Night and day among the tombs and in the hills he would cry out and cut himself with stones.” After Jesus cast the demons out “they saw the man who had been possessed by the legion of demons, sitting there, dressed and in his right mind.”
Thank God for His deliverance for this woman, and in your life. Think of all the things that could have happened to you but didn’t!!!