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Ways to Preach the Word of God

I would like to share an interesting incident which I heard while attending a gospel meeting. The gust speaker Pastor Shibu Malam was sharing his testimony as to how he preached in different places. Mostly he conduct open air meeting in the street corner of different places in Kerala. He use small sound system which is attached to his motor bike. He was a mimicry artist before his convention. Very often he went alone for conducting such meeting.

To pull the crowd he do some mimicry. When the crowed gathered around him, he will start preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ. One day he was about to start an open air meeting in a street corner. Then a group of young men, 5-6 in number, came to him and manhandled him and beat him mercilessly. Hearing the commotion many were gathered there and give him water and first aid. They told hem we will sent you to a hospital for treatment.

He asked them to just send him to his home. They put him in taxi and send him off to his home. Next two weeks he has to take rest due to the injury. While he was taking rest in his home he saw a vision. In his vision he saw he was sitting up on an elephant and preaching the word of God.

He forget about it for some time. Then one day while he was visiting a nearby city for conducting a meeting he saw an elephant which is used for moving heavy wood in a saw mill. He remembered his vision and asked the owner of the elephant, what is the rate of this elephant for one day. He said that, it is depend on the size of the wood. He told him "I am the wood and how much will be the rent" Then he explained his intention to sit on the elephant and preach the word of God. The owner of the elephant told him you have to make a declaration with the sign of two witness that if the elephant make any damage to you or even to life, the owner is not responsible and you are taking the risk by yourself.

He completed the legal formalities and given him Rs. 500 as advance. (Rent for one day was Rs. 2500) The appointed day he along with his friends about 30 in number want for preaching the word of God siting up the elephant. He preached in eight places while and sitting up on the elephant and using his hand mike.

The 8th place were he was preached was the place where he was ruffed up by the enemies of word of God. He and his team reached their at around 8.30 pm. He preached there one and a half hours without any hindrance. At that place he challenged the people who beat him down earlier saying that "if you are courageous enough to beat me again, climb on the elephant and beat me". No one came forward to beat him. But many were gathered there to listen the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

He witnessed that it brought many hearers than his usual meetings.

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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

As it is written: "How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news" (Rom 10:15). Even if it means that the messenger of the good news wisely uses the protective feet of an elephant! What a beautiful means of creatively transporting and communicating God's love and forgiveness. Great hub!

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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago


Wonderful story!

There are many ways to preach the Gospel...

"It is better to obey God than man."


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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks for your comments all..

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Chin chin 7 years ago from Philippines

I admire Pastor Shibu Malam's perseverance in preaching the Word of God. In spite of persecution, he still went on to do God's work. Very encouraging story.

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ediggity 7 years ago

That's a really awesome story.

lyricsingray 7 years ago

what an enjoyable and uplifting story. I needed to hear that today, thank you, kimberly

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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks Ediggity,

Thanks Kimberly,

He is not a quitter. He is a doer and find ways to do that.

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Cari Jean 7 years ago from Bismarck, ND

Thanks for sharing this amazing story!

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Godslittlechild 7 years ago

This is a wonderful story!

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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Cari Jean & Godslittlechild,

Thanks for your comment

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bearclawmedia 7 years ago from Mining Planet Earth

Wow!I am touched

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MBP42 7 years ago from have received my official license as a Pastor, praise God

way cool story jacobkuttyta, very encouraging, also it was nice to hear from you,



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bddonovan 7 years ago from Beautiful Berkshires of Massachusetts

I echo the coments of Gicky. I enjoy your hubs, Thanks for commenting on mine, I am becoming a fan of yours.

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george6928 7 years ago from Fort Worth Texas

Great and inspiring story of holding our convictions out over even the weight of opression and threats, thanks for your comments on my hubs

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christinecook 7 years ago

beautiful story.thank you for sharing it.

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triplet 7 years ago

Inspiring story, increases our faith

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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thankyou all for your comments

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GotWings 7 years ago from Anacortes, Washington/USA

Thank you for the story. It was amazing. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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jacobkuttyta 7 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks Got Wings for your visit and comment

Royal Diadem 7 years ago

I like this hub because not only does it express in clear details how the preacher shows not only the different ways a person can preach, but the courage of the man to return to the place were some unbelievers had beaten him up and the boldness to continue preaching and challenge them. Great hub!

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IsadoraPandora 6 years ago from Florida, PCB

Wonderful story. I will send it to my Grandparents!

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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

Thanks Royal Diadem and IsadoraPandora for your visit and comments.

May God bless you all

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Michael Shane 6 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

Enjoyed the Hub! Very thoughtful idea...

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a2z50 6 years ago

Once again , great Piece . Will stay in touch .

Thank you for your inspirations!



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Robbert Veen 6 years ago

Very interesting story. I like the fact that he had no intent of taking revenge whatsoever. He answered his persecutors with the love of his Lord.


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jacobkuttyta 6 years ago from Delhi, India Author

I do appreciate all the love and support people have been sending my way. The extra social support really helps. Knowing that people are finding value in these updates gives me more motivation to keep going. So thank you for that!

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Computerrecording 6 years ago

I love this story . Jesus will always make a way for us :-)

Ezinne Eke 6 years ago

It is an encouraging story

Sunnie Day 5 years ago

Jacob this was such a nice story.. this man was determined to preach the word of God. Thank you for sharing.


yohannes ademe 5 years ago

marvelous method of preaching ,even if I am 19 I learned much from the narration.

KassJesus 5 years ago

wow that's is so wonderful story

newuser2012 4 years ago

Hi Thomaskutty,

It's pretty impressive story. I know a lot of people who did and doing this everyday.

Would you please let me know some more details such as WHERE this Shibu got beaten up and WHEN this happened etc? Do you personally know this person and know this is true? Which denomination he is associated with? (if associated)

Many who beaten up there don't really go out don't publicize it other than sharing among some closest people.

I'm curious to know the details and wanted to see him in person n may be even willing to support him if that story he said is true and not at all a fabricated story.

Andrew 4 years ago

I rely luv people preaching kep it up sir God bles u sir we hv a goal to archive tnx u

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