I came to Bethel with a deep hunger to see revival in India and nations. Since 2015, God’s been speaking to me about the coming revival in India. It has the second largest population of any country the world. If you can touch India, you can touch half of the world.
When I came to Bethel, my cry was to be prepared for India. During one of the Revival Group meetings, Pastor Sheri Downs came towards me and said, “Shibu, God is going to give you India.” The next 30 minutes I was on the floor weeping with unusual compassion for that nation.
The very next week I got a call from a Pastor from Fairfield, CA. I’d met him in a mall in India for five minutes one day before leaving for Redding. He asked me to come and preach in his Indian church in Hindi.
The next Sunday I was there, preaching in Hindi to the Indian community. By the end of my message God gave me a word of knowledge that someone had pain in a right shoulder. I had never called out a word of knowledge for healing before, but I took the risk and saw many healings that day.
I was biking every day to the school since I couldn’t afford a car, and I’d been praying for a car for a few days when a girl named Tharinn came to me at school and prophesied that within 24 hours I would see breakthrough. Just after class, the pastor from Fairfield called and told me that he’d just bought a car for me, and they would be paying for registration and insurance.
Now I am regularly going to this church in Fairfield and reaching the Indian community there. During the Christmas outreach of this church in Fairfield, they invited many non-believers. In the end while I was eating dinner, there was a Hindu lady sitting in front of me. Holy Spirit gave me a word of knowledge about some condition in her head. When I asked her, she told me that she’d been on medications for sleep for 10 years. I told her about Jesus and started praying for her.
While I was praying for her, Holy Spirit gave me a word of knowledge for the lady sitting next to her, that she had anxiety and it was connected to her children. When I told her, she started crying and I prayed for her too. While I was praying for her, Holy Spirit gave me a word of knowledge for a man sitting next to her, that he has a business and he is going to make some key decisions, and also details about his father. They were touched by Holy Spirit that day and invited me to their homes to share more about Jesus. Since then, I went with this Pastor to more than 15 homes and shared about Jesus and prayed for them. – from Shibu Varghese