Barging in a pastors house,
Preplanned violence of fifty,
Because in Christ he believes.
In Hessarghatta outside of Bangalore,
A crowd of hundred whose feet ran to their evil deed,
Return to corner the pastor, Laxmi Narayan Gowda,
Inflicted assault upon him in sight of his family.
The newpaper identified the mob,
But it was led by many men, and yet it was not,
Behind the rage, was covert cover of legalities,
To see how intent can turn to action by just an evil thought.
Assailants doused kerosene,
On the Bibles and the man of God,
250 Bibles in fire spiraled upward,
A spectator tossed a Bible on fire upon his body.
More assailants of one thousand participated,
To join in the harassment and torture, curtesy of evil,
Around the man's neck he was forced to wear a sign,
That read, "I am the one who was converting people!"
Hands that forced him where he did not want to go,
Lied about, hated, persecuted, placed upon him blame,
Kicked, threatened, beaten, assaulted,
Stripped of his clothes to impose upon him shame.
The Christian pastor did not file charges,
Against the people, but upon principalities,
Upon powers, rulers of darkness, sent they prayers,
Spiritual wickedness attempts to cause high fatalities.
The reason of the crowds insanity,
Was because of prayers, use of Christians tools,
And meetings held in the pastors house,
Hot spots of hell hates competition in areas he rules.
The later discovery was that a lawyer,
Hidden in a cloak of deception to betray,
He urged the crowd to act in a large group,
Said, "no persecution, if you do it my way."
This same pastor was once a member
Of a faction of Hindu extremist brothers,
His crime was proselytizing from Hindu Ideology,
His punishment posed a warning to others.
The ploy of the enemy once again failed,
The pastor's faith even more assured,
Hell uses politics and religionosity,
Even the police enforced the elements of hate lures.
Could America see this happen in our streets?
Stripped naked and forced down a road lane,
As your dragged, beaten, threatened,
Just because you are called by Jesus Name.
So in this story the spiritual battle is on,
another example of a war between the Light and evil's night. God can use more like this man, for the long run.
An ex-Hindu becomes a Christian pastor of 15 years in an area of India intolerant of the Christian element, and their discontent and strife with the believers has taken their loathing to a new level of physical contact and brutality.
Send up a prayer for this 'on the front lines' pastor, he has a lot of reward treasure stored in heaven. Amen.
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