While we were hoping God to save us, and she believed it. While we were worried despite being born and brought up Christians, she trusted in God that we are safe. Nothing bad is going to happen.
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He is with us all the time. After living fifteen days with an Orthodox family in another state that girl came back to my city and went to the police hoping her testimony will relieve us from the torture, but she was seized and taken to home by her parents with the help of police who were bribed. She was kept under watch and was not allowed to go outside of her home. We thought we lost our battle but God had planned something else. After a month of silence we sought a chance.
During all this time they never succeeded in either registering any case against me, or putting me in jail, nor were they able to lay a hand on me. Who stopped them and made it impossible for them if not our God? When our opponents saw that neither killer nor police could succeed, they turned to black magic. There is a firm dominion of demons and I have witnessed their activities. This sorcerer is infamous for killing people with painful deaths by his demonic powers, and he was employed to kill me. They started doing all the stuff of magic, hanging dolls near our home and putting spelled material around my house etc.
I know it was not our prayers and supplications, but His Own love that made Him protect us. We gave her the Orthodox name of the great martyr of Egypt, St. Catherine of Alexandria, for their similar struggle for Christ. But now I think in vain did we worry so much. It was as if psalms were written just for us, keeping in mind our very situation. God constantly talked to us through His word and encouraged and strengthened us. Ex Our opponents were wealthy people, had political power, had clout with the police and thugs and also black magic, and we were the exact opposite of them.
We neither had money to give anyone bribe, nor did we know anyone in politics, nor were we familiar with police or thugs. We were nowhere on the power scale in comparison with them but despite all that we had Holy one of Israel. Apostle John reminded us, Greater is He that is in you, than he that is in the world.
You shall not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flies by day; Nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand shall fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because you have made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, your habitation; There shall no evil befall you, neither shall any plague come near your dwelling. For he shall give his angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. They shall bear you up in their hands, lest you dash your foot against a stone.
You shall tread on the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shall you trample under feet. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies: you anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over. Ps When our opponents turned to their gods and black magic, The LORD had also executed judgments on their gods. Num For all the gods of the heathen are demons.
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Ps And when the Lord executed His judgment on them they cried out as did Egyptians in the old, Let's get away from the Israelites! And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire a still small voice. Though traps of death were set for me, I found life in them. At this time of tribulation I saw the faithfulness of God, though I broke His covenant and betrayed Him countless times He still kept His promise. I know our troubles are not ended but I firmly believe in the promise of Christ, In this world you will have trouble.
But take heart! I have overcome the world.
Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. For the sake of Christ, then, I am content with weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong. Orthodox Indians.
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I will never let you down. The stories are told by people from every walk of life — all celebrating that breakthrough moment when they received dramatic confirmation of the existence of a Divine Power. The result is pure inspiration: a compilation of extraordinary experiences that have renewed spirits and affirmed faiths. A stranger approached him, put her hand on his shoulder, and asked if she could pray for him.
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His life changed in that instant. He describes how a warm feeling quickly spread throughout his body and a sense of calm fell over him. From that moment on, he felt a continuous sense of comfort and all his worries slipped away. In Maine, a young mother describes the chilling moment she realized that she and her children were going to die.
She was driving down a country road when two drag racers came over a hill directly in front of her, taking both lanes. In "God Stories ," she tells how God intervened and saved her life. Shirley Blake describes a brutal rape as her epiphany. She was fifty-nine years old. In this book you find out why, today, she says the experience was enlightening. I realized the significance of this project when I started collecting stories.
My goal was to be interviewed by the media in hopes that the publicity would direct people to my website, where they could submit their stories. At the beginning of this process, I was interviewed by a newspaper editor in his office. When he wrapped up his questions, I asked him if he had a story. He did, and as he told it, he cried. And then, as I listened, I realized how privileged I was that he was sharing his story with me.
Little did I know that this profound experience would be repeated every day from then on.
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As the sun rose each morning, I found myself hopping out of bed and rushing to my computer to read the incoming stories. Some brought me to tears. Others simply surprised me, like the one my husband unexpectedly shared about the scar on his forehead. When I began the search for stories, I said I was looking for one thing: the moment a person received personal proof that God or a Divine Power exists.
People of many religions, cultures, and races responded. The stories they provided are true to them.
There will be skepticism in response to this book, and I think it makes for a healthy dialogue. I started the collection process by setting up a website, www. I then worked with the media to direct people there. At GodStories. Those who were not willing to verify their credibility by using their own names were not considered for publication. If I thought the story was right for the book, I contacted the person and often began a series of interviews via e-mail and over the phone.
I was not always able to conduct in-person interviews, because the stories came in from all over the world. After the interviews, some stories were no longer considered, for various reasons.