VIDEO Hindu priest doubted Jesus, until He showed up in a powerful way

Kosh Dahal

If 330 million gods and goddesses couldn’t respond to his prayers, Kosh Dahal doubted whether one God like Jesus could do very much. Plus, the Nepalese was a Hindu priest from the highest caste in Nepal, and he didn’t want to submit to a belief system he perceived as having a lower status.

“There was no caste higher than my caste,” he said in a YouTube video. “I didn’t want to mix with the people of the low castes.”

So Dahal repeatedly dismissed a Christian evangelist who showed up day after day to share the gospel at his veterinary clinic in Kathmandu. Dahal, a Hindu priest and the son of a Hindu priest, told him to stop coming by, but the pesky evangelist kept showing up and talking about the “loving living only God Jesus.”

“He bothered me because I didn’t want to accept Jesus Christ. He kept coming and ministering the gospel. I kept rejecting him,” Dahal said. “One day I got challenged. I wanted to prove that Christianity is a fake religion. Jesus can’t do anything. I will ask your Jesus – 10 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes in the evening – if He is the real God, come on and touch me and change me for 30 days.”

Kairos Nepali Church KNC in Malaysia

Kairos Nepali Church KNC in Malaysia

If Jesus didn’t respond in an undeniable way, Dahal said he would file a complaint with the police about the annoying evangelist. Nepal law prohibits proselytizing. “You will be in trouble.” he warned the evangelist. But the Christian didn’t back peddle and seemed to relish the wager.

By the third week, there was still no answer. Dahal who dutifully prayed with all sincerity warned Jesus that his time was running out.

At the end of the third week, however, the power of the one true living God struck.

“This power like a current of electricity came into me and began to run very fast,” Dahal remembered. “I was shocked. I was closing my eyes and opening my eyes, and I was very afraid. I kept saying, ‘Who is this? What’s happening to me? What’s inside of me running very fast?’”

It was an experience he had never encountered in his 30 years of worshiping the Hindu pantheon of gods.

“I was challenging Jesus,” he recounted. “Jesus sent the power. I began to say, ‘Wow. Jesus has the power,’” he said. “I believed that morning that Jesus Christ is real. He really is the God who has mighty power. He woke me up. I cried. I realized that Jesus Christ is real.”

Naturally, Dahal failed to disprove Jesus. What lay ahead of him was to honor his wager: he had promised the

Baptism at Kairos Nepali Church

Baptism at Kairos Nepali Church

evangelist he would leave everything to follow Jesus.

His wife Shobah saw a dramatic change in her husband and decided to follow Jesus too. She was eased to faith when she was miraculously healed in Jesus’ name of a uterine myoma, a benign growth that might have required a hysterectomy.

The couple, with their three children, abandoned the Hindu priesthood and began evangelizing. They planted a church in Kathmandu. After some years, they left their jobs, properties and families and moved to the Philippines to study in seminary. While there, they planted five more churches.

Since 2013, they have been ministering to Nepalese in Malaysia at Kairos Nepali Church KNC.

 

Vivian Chou is a student at theLighthouse Christian Academy in Santa Monica.

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By Vivian Chou and Mark Ellis

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Who Loves Their Enemies?

But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8

On September 2, 1945, representatives of the government of Japan came aboard the American battleship USS Missouri to sign the documents that officially ended World War II. Allied and Japanese forces were no longer at war. Peace was conditional upon Japan’s agreement to end all hostility toward America and Allied nations. Because Japan stopped “sinning” against Allied forces, peace was declared. If the nations were still active enemies, there would have been no treaty.

That background makes Romans 5:8 all the more amazing: “while we were still sinners [enemies], Christ died for us” (italics added). Christ died for the human race long before any of us were willing to come to the treaty table and give up our hostility toward God. God didn’t say, “I will send Christ to die for you if you will stop sinning against Me.” His love was not conditioned on our compliance. While we were still sinning, Christ died for us. That’s how God loves—unconditionally.

When we consider loving God or others, let us love unconditionally. Who loves their enemies? Those who love like God.

You never so touch the ocean of God’s love as when you forgive and love your enemies. Corrie ten Boom

Are You Walking In The Spirit

Galatians 5:16-25

The Holy Spirit is one of God’s most precious gifts to His beloved children. The Spirit takes up residence within the believer at the moment of salvation and empowers the individual to overcome sin and live for God’s glory and purposes. However, the Holy Spirit’s power can be “turned off” or ignored. Only those who choose to walk with Him have unhindered access to His strength and guidance.

Walking by the Spirit denotes reliance upon Him. He leads the way, and we follow Him. As He speaks, we listen, heed His warnings, and obey His directions. The Spirit’s way is a path of surrender which, although difficult, leads to fullness of life.

God’s Spirit not only guides but also empowers us. The challenge of obeying Him is impossible in our own strength. The Holy Spirit supplies everything we need for living a godly life, and He produces His amazing fruit in us.

Being led by the Spirit should be the natural lifestyle of all sons and daughters of God. As you intentionally seek to maintain an awareness of His presence throughout the day, He is only a thought away. When your mind turns to Him, He gives you sensitivity to the things of God and provides understanding about the situations and people in your life.

Take a walk with the Spirit today, and learn to know His voice. Spend time in the Word and in prayer. Whenever your mind is not occupied with the duties of the day, focus your thoughts on Him, asking for His guidance and looking expectantly for His leading. When He gives direction, obey—relying on His power, not your own.

The Unperfect Substance

“Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.” (Psalm 139:16)

This is an amazing verse, testifying as it does to the omniscient fore-planning of our Creator for each human being. Each person has been separately planned by God before he or she was ever conceived; His eyes oversaw our “unperfect [not imperfect, but unfinished] substance”—that is, literally, our embryo—throughout its entire development. Not only all its “members” but also all its “days” (the literal implication of “in continuance”) had been “written” in God’s book long ago.

While modern evolutionists argue that a “fetus” is not yet a real person and so may be casually aborted if the mother so chooses, both the Bible and science show that a growing child in the womb is a true human being. Instruments called fetoscopes have been able to trace every stage of embryonic development, showing that each is distinctively human, never passing through any non-human evolutionary stages, such as the evolutionists’ theory of “recapitulation” would imply.

Not much is known about how a baby receives its soul, but the baby is surely an eternal human being from the moment of conception, with all its future days already well known in the mind of God, “when as yet there was none of them,” as our text points out.

But that is not all. All those who are saved (or, like the innocents who die before birth, “safe” in Christ) and whose names, therefore, are “written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world” (Revelation 13:8) are also predestined “to be conformed to the image of his Son” in the ages to come (Romans 8:29). HMM

The Rediscovery of Majesty

For me LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward. —Deuteronomy 10:17

Modern Christianity is simply not producing the kind of Christian who can appreciate or experience the life in the Spirit. The words, “Be still, and know that I am God,” mean next to nothing to the self-confident, bustling worshiper….

This loss of the concept of majesty has come just when the forces of religion are making dramatic gains and the churches are more prosperous than at any time within the past several hundred years. But the alarming thing is that our gains are mostly external and our losses wholly internal; and since it is the quality of our religion that is affected by internal conditions, it may be that our supposed gains are but losses spread over a wider field….

The decline of the knowledge of the holy has brought on our troubles. A rediscovery of the majesty of God will go a long way toward curing them. It is impossible to keep our moral practices sound and our inward attitudes right while our idea of God is erroneous or inadequate. If we would bring back spiritual power to our lives, we must begin to think of God more nearly as He is.

Lord, we’ve forgotten how to be still and witness Your majesty. May I rediscover You in a way that affects my entire life. Amen.

The Are Godhead Forever One

Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. (Luke 23:46)

When Christ Jesus died on that unholy, fly-infested cross for mankind, He never divided the Godhead! We are assured from the earliest church fathers that the Father in heaven, His eternal Son, and the Holy Ghost are forever One—inseparable, indivisible— and can never be anything else.

Not all of Nero’s swords could ever cut down through the substance of the Godhead to cut off the Father from the Son.

It was Mary’s son who cried out, “Why hast Thou forsaken me?” It was the human body which God had given Him. It was the sacrifice that cried—the lamb about to die! The Son of Man knew himself forsaken. God dumped that vast, filthy, slimy mass of human sin on the soul of the Savior—and then backed away.

Believe it that the ancient and timeless Deity was never separated. He was still in the bosom of the Father when He cried, “Into Thy hands I commend my spirit!”

Little wonder that we are amazed and marvel every day at the wonder of the ancient theology of the Christian church!

Salvation is God’s highest glory

Salvation is God’s highest glory. He is glorified in every dewdrop that twinkles to the morning sun. He is magnified in every wood flower that blossoms in the copse, although it live to blush unseen and waste its sweetness in the forest air. But sing, sing, O Universe, till thou hast exhausted thyself, thou canst not afford a song so sweet as the song of Incarnation. There is more in that than in creation, more melody in Jesus in the manger, than there is in worlds on worlds rolling their grandeur round the throne of the Most High.