LIFTED FROM THE DEPTHS – A TESTIMONY FROM THE HEART
For Hasmita, life was fairly grim. For more years than she could remember she had felt an overwhelming sense of worthlessness, misery and despair. It seemed as if life was unfair as bitter disappointments kept veering its ugly head. At times, she thought that it might be better to leave this world rather than continue in depression. This had affected all areas of her life as financially, business was also plummeting. She had the prospects of debts looming large and felt that this bitter cycle of despair might never end. That was until she had an encounter with Jesus Christ, the Comforter and Restorer and she received her deliverance through the medium of the Anointing Water. Now, hear her tale in her own words:
“Emmanuel! My name is Hasmita Desai. I was born in East Africa, Kenya. I am of Indian origin and I reside in the UK and I am here to give a testimony. I registered on the prayer line because I needed a breakthrough in all areas of my life, especially financially. I was going through depression for many years. I felt very suicidal every now and again, so that is why I came for the prayer line.”
Swallowing tears of joy, Hasmita described a precious dream she had a few days before coming for prayer with the Anointing water: “On the Wednesday before the prayer line, I had a dream. It was a very nice dream and the only thing I remember was that I was in the arms of Jesus. He was holding me and saying to me, “Don’t worry. Everything is going to be okay I am going to be there for you”.
Describing her experience on the prayer line day, Hasmita narrated: “On Sunday on the prayer line day, when the worship time started, I started feeling the presence of God around me and I was feeling shivery, cold and teary. During the mass prayer, while we were praying with Prophet TB Joshua, my stomach started churning. I was feeling as if I wanted to vomit. I was heaving, I was cold and I was teary again. I was praying to God during the mass prayer, I know God you are there for me, you’re going to deliver me. You’re seeing my tears, feeling my pain and I know you are hearing me and you’re going to be there for me.
“When I came down to be ministered to by the Anointing water. As you saw, something within me didn’t like the Anointing Water and I felt as if I wanted to leave the arena; something within me was trying to come out. I wanted to be there but I felt something inside me didn’t want me to be there. When I fell down, I felt as I was surrounded by white light all around me and I knew that I was set free by the grace of God and I was delivered and my past was over!”
Relating her experiences after the prayer, Hasmita stated: “After the prayer line, things started changing in my life. Up till now, physically, the Holy Spirit has been working in my body and also my work picked up, my business picked up. I feel happy, I feel joyful. During the prayer line, I was praying to God because I was also worried about how I was going to pay my mortgage at the end of the month and the bills because I was running short financially and by God’s grace, I did very well a week before Christmas, I was able to pay my mortgage and my bills and I am very happy and joyful now. I feel very happy and anytime any worries come to my head, something tells me, no, just pray to God and He’s there for you and i just remove the worries from my head. I let God take it in His hands.”
Hasmita’s daughter also came forward to testify to the change she had seen in her mother:
“My name is Renal Desai and I live in London as well. Basically since my mum’s come to the prayer line, I’ve seen a massive change in her; we all have at home. Before, she was very reluctant to go out and she was always at home, quite depressed. Since she has come to the prayer line, she is more open to going out and enjoying herself, she’s got her spark back. Work’s picked up and everything’s going really good!”
Hasmita had further testimonies to share:
“The other testimony is about the Anointing Sticker. I always have it in my car and my handbag so it goes with me wherever I go. It was a rainy wet night and I was driving home from work. I was stuck in the traffic and a car came and hit mine really hard from the back. My foot was on the break but the car moved forward and hit the car in front. When I came out and had a look, I was fine and my car on the front and back was not damaged at all. I thank Jesus for His protection through the medium of the Anointing Sticker.”
Testifying to God’s healing power through watching Emmanuel TV and praying with T.B. Joshua, she joyfully testified: “I’ve been watching Emmanuel TV ever since I started coming to SCOAN and in between my son was taken really ill. His right lung had collapsed totally. It was a Friday night. He was admitted to the hospital as an emergency. They did a surgery and he was on oxygen. Five days later, his lung still hadn’t risen. It was a Wednesday and I was going to visit him at the hospital. Before going, my mind was worried about him, so I thought, ‘Let me watch Emmanuel TV and pray with TB Joshua’. I prayed with him mentioning my son’s case in faith and then I went to visit the hospital to see my son. When I got there, they were deciding to do another surgery on Friday and all of a sudden, they decided to readjust his chest strain and see how it goes. On Friday when I called and asked him where I should come to visit him and whether they were moving him to another hospital for the surgery, he said, “Mum, my lung has inflated and I am coming home, you don’t need to come. I thank Jesus for healing my son!”
Referring to the Anointing Water, Hasmita concluded: “God is using this medium to heal everybody. It’s doing miracles and its blessed by God.”
Her advice was encouraging and brought tears to the eyes of many who listened:
“My advice to everybody here today, specially for the people on the prayer line, even otherwise, is God feels your pain, He sees your tears and He hears you when you call Him so call Him and He’ll always be there for you.”