On 15th of October 1960, I was walking through the Chowrangee Road. It was 9 a.m. As I was walking, a man who appeared to be a South Indian, came from behind with a black Bible in his hand. Touching me he said, “You need the Lord Jesus ?” I took my chappal (sandal) to beat him saying, “You need Jesus or I ?” He ran from there for his life. While running away, he threw at me a small red Gideon New Testament, part of the Bible. I saw the book. It looked nice. As I did not have to pay any money, I took it up and pushed it into my pocket. With the book in my pocket throughout the day, I did all wicked things boldly. At 11 p.m. at night, I took the Testament and as I opened it, my eyes fell at 1 Cor. 6: 9-11: the unrighteous ? the fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, homosexuals, sodomites, thieves, covetous, drunkards, revilers, extortioners ? will not inherit the kingdom of God, unless washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God. I fell on my knees with broken heart, and tears rolled down my cheeks. I said these were my sins, smoking, drinking, idol worship, adultery, etc. I said to Jesus Christ: ?I have done all the sins written and many more. Now I believe that you died on Calvary for my sins?. The Lord said, “My peace I give unto you” (John 14: 27). Then I took all the liquor bottles and cigarettes and threw them out. Till today the Lord has given the grace not to touch these things.
I am now working as an evangelist. I have a wife, a son, and a daughter. The Lord is blessing us by providing all our needs, and He is using me in His field.
[S. Masih, Information Bulletin, July 2003]
Source: Copied from the book “31 days of Miracle – Enjoy His Deeds” written by Daniel Sathiaraj, published by Prayer Fellowship International, 2007.