Perfect LOVE casts out all fear - 3/19/2015
Love casts out all fear
Visiting Sumit’s mother – Once again we decided to go back to Sumit’s house to visit his mother. After three days of prayer and meditation on a new strategy from God, I felt like God said to me, “perfect love casts out all fear”. Although we hear this verse often, we probably are not sure how powerful it is behind this truth. This lady had been possessed by the demon for about 20 years, she really needs to be loved, not to be pushed around and scared by the demons.
This morning we arrived Sumit’s house, without any fear or expectation we got into the bedroom where Sumit’s mother is. Like the other day, she was watching TV without any facial expression. After a quick greeting to her, I asked Andy to sit at her chair (she was manifesting in that chair last time we visited her) – chair represents “throne”, and when we worship and praise God sets His throne among His people; without any hesitation we welcomed God to be enthroned in that place.
We worshipped and prayed in the spirit for a while, simply just loving on God, and asking God to manifest His love to Sumit’s mother. She didn’t show any extreme opposition to our worship, unlike the first time. All the sudden I had a vision of her being locked up when she was young, she was filled with fear and rejection. Sumit then confirmed that vision, and we started praying against that spirit of fear that came into his mother. Then I felt like God wanted me to lay hand on her and anoint her with oil. So I did (with a bit uncertainty and fear), but I realized that I didn’t have anointing oil, but only the Chinese herbal massage oil. Nevertheless I prayerfully hoped it would work at that time – with God all things are possible! I anointed her and the entire room; and she wasn’t resisting it. After prayer, she said “hallelujah Jesus”, and that truly brought us joy. Perfect LOVE of God casts out all fears.
Running errands with the local leaders afterwards
- Meeting with lawyers – Getting information on registering a church/NGO
- Meeting up with Pradeep – Hanging out with this young talented musician, and hoped to encourage and inspire him.
- Meeting with Suni and Pastor Sone Lal – Getting to know our Indian partner of church planting.