Vision of Gospel & Plough

Dr. Sam Higginbottom, inspired by the vision of Gospel & Plough professed that the teaching of the spiritual values of life in accordance with the command of Lord Jesus Christ is necessary with technology teaching / transfer. The moral and values specially based on the command of Jesus Christ as given in Mark 12:30-31. “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this, ‘Love your neighbour as yourself. There is no commandment greater than these’. It is, therefore, necessary to practice love and in order to do so one must follow the teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ as given in the book of Matthew 5:3-12, 43-48 “Blessed are the poor in spirit for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the Sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the Prophets who were before you.”, you have heard that it was said, “Love your neighbour and hate your enemy.” But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you. That you may be sons of your Father in heaven. He causes The Sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the sinners doing that? And if you greet only your brothers, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? Be perfect, therefore, as your Heavenly Father is perfect.”

Dr. Higginbottom received the command of ‘feed the hungry’ from the Lord Jesus Christ as described in the book of Matthew 14:13-16. “When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowd followed him on foot from the towns. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them and healed their sick. As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it is already getting late. Send the crowd away, so that they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat. The word ‘you feed them’ inspired Dr. Sam Higginbottom to establish Allahabad Agricultural Institute with a vision to train Indian peasants in modern agricultural technology and empower them to produce more food. ‘Feed the Hungry’ vision was a practical vision of agriculture that has been translated by Dr. Sam Higginbottom by establishing Allahabad Agricultural Institute as the first and foremost Institute of agricultural science and technology in India, which has given pioneering agricultural engineers, farm implements and tools for appropriate technology for the first time in India. Dr. Sam Higginbottom in his own biography mentioned that 70% of the miracles that Jesus did on earth while preaching the Gospel of salvation were of healing the sick, cleansing the lepers, giving sight to the blind, hearing to the deaf, speech to the dumb and making the lame to walk, raising the dead, feeding the hungry, and thus the primary responsibility of the Christian Church and Evangelist should be the same as of Lord Jesus Christ. Yeshu Darbar was born under the vision of Gospel & Plough and our Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Rev. (Prof.) Dr. Rajendra B. Lal carried out the command of Lord Jesus Christ as given to his disciples in the book of Matt. 10 : 1, 7 & 8 “He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evil spirits and to heal every disease and sickness. As you go, preach the message: ‘The kingdom of heaven is here, heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received, freely give and in the book of Luke 10:9, 17-20 “Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The Kingdom of God is near you.’ The seventy two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” He replied, “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven”.

Further, on February 25, 2000, Rev. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal was baptised by the Holy Spirit after prayer and laying of hands by the world famed Preacher Evangelist Pastor Ulf Ekman of the Word of Life Church, Sweden. This happened very much after the prayer session in the evening. In the middle of the night, sometime around 1:30 a.m. he was awakened by the Holy Spirit and inspired to pray. While praying in English his tongue started rolling and he spoke in unknown tongues. After speaking for an about hour he prayed that he may also understand what is he speaking. Then the Holy spirit gave him the interpretation of unknown tongues that he was speaking till 4:30 in the morning. He received various prophecies and prophetic words especially anointed to heal the sick and cast out demons and preach the gospel. He believes that preaching of the gospel for the salvation of souls is of primary importance and the healing of body and mind should follow as signs thereto as given in the book of Mark 16:17-18 “And these signs will accompany those who believe in my name that they will drive out demons, speak in new tongues, pick up snakes with their hands, and when they drink deadly poison it will not hurt them at all, they will place their hands on sick people and they will heal them. Thus the spiritual movement began and a small group started meeting in the house of the Hon’ble Vice Chancellor on Saturdays as well as in the Chapel of Brotherly Love every Sunday. God started healing the sick. People came to know about our heritage, values and preservation of it’s culture. While he was speaking, the Holy Spirit spontaneously inspired him to speak that Rev. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal, should lead this Indianised worshiping community as it’s founder Bishop. Thus in the presence of the congregation, Dr. Jacob anointed Rev. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal with oil as the founder Bishop of the Yeshu Darbar. Followed by the anointing, the miracles, healings and wonders started in a much greater way and Spirit outpouring increased, resulting in a heterogeneous group of believers comprising of people from all communities (all castes, creeds and religions), assembled in a large number i.e. 50,000 to 60,000 every Sunday to receive healing from all kinds of diseases and sickness and deliverance from evil possession. This assembly is held on Sundays under the banner of, “Yeshu Darbar” in the open field and the Lord is confirming his word of salvation while doing wonders and miracles. “Yeshu Darbar” is open to all people and it discriminates no people on the basis of caste, creed and religion and believes that God is not imprisoned in a specific religion but available to all people when they travel beyond their religious boundaries. Bishop (Dr.) Lal believes that until you know the truth, you cannot be set free and Jesus only will set you free from all kinds of oppressions and tormentations by the devil, sickness and disease and burdens only when you believe that He is the truth, the way and the life, this healing ministry and nearly 500 to 700 people started gathering every Sunday until the year 2001. On October 14, 2001 Dr. Mani Jacob, Chairman, Board of Directors, Allahabad Agricultural Institute–Deemed University attended the Sunday service and saw the work of God amongst the people and being inspired by the Holy Spirit, he declared that this small group of believers will become a great and mighty Church of Indian origin. Dr. Jacob, expressed that he has all appreciations for this Indianized Church which maintains our heritage, values and preservation of it’s culture. While he was speaking, the Holy Spirit spontaneously inspired him to speak that Rev. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal, should lead this Indianised worshiping community as it’s founder Bishop. Thus in the presence of the congregation, Dr. Jacob anointed Rev. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal with oil as the founder Bishop of the Yeshu Darbar. Followed by the anointing, the miracles, healings and wonders started in a much greater way and Spirit outpouring increased, resulting in a heterogeneous group of believers comprising of people from all communities (all castes, creeds and religions), assembled in a large number i.e. 50,000 to 60,000 every Sunday to receive healing from all kinds of diseases and sickness and deliverance from evil possession. This assembly is held on Sundays under the banner of, “Yeshu Darbar” in the open field and the Lord is confirming his word of salvation while doing wonders and miracles. “Yeshu Darbar” is open to all people and it discriminates no people on the basis of caste, creed and religion and believes that God is not imprisoned in a specific religion but available to all people when they travel beyond their religious boundaries. Bishop (Dr.) Lal believes that until you know the truth, you cannot be set free and Jesus only will set you free from all kinds of oppressions and tormentations by the devil, sickness and disease and burdens only when you believe that He is the truth, the way and the life.

At present the “Yeshu Darbar” Church services are being held in the football stadium as the Chapel compound could not accommodate people beyond 15,000 in number. God is confirming his word through deliverance, healing and miracles, and the Gospel is preached with power.

 

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