Finu Iype was born and raised in Bahrain in the Middle East. His parents are originally from Kerala, India. God spoke to Finu directly and called him into the ministry full time at the age of 18. Following the Lord’s leading, Finu moved to Toronto, Canada to pursue his Bachelors in Theology. He graduated in June 2006, and has a passion to see Canada turn to Jesus. He is the director of Passion to Reach Ministries and has ministered in various nations including Africa, South America, the U.S and the Middle East. His monthly healing services in the city of Toronto and in the province of Ontario, Canada are a witness to the healing & saving power of Jesus Christ.View all articles by Finu Iype
By the grace of God I had the privilege to be born into a Bible believing family. Both of my parents had already made a decision to choose heaven over hell. They knew they would spend their eternity in heaven.
But as I grew up going to church and reading the bible I was not too aware of the fact that I too had to choose for myself where I would spend my eternity. But at the age of seven, be it by divine providence, I happened to attend a V.B.S (Vacation Bible School) meeting. There I was told that my eternity was based on ‘my’ decision. I found out that heaven or hell was for me to choose. From the moment I knew it all depended on my choice, I was restless, I felt the void, the emptiness, the lack of hope and I began to ponder upon my eternity. I was then given a booklet explaining how I could choose heaven. And the evening I received the booklet I felt a tug at my heart asking me to choose heaven, and then I knew I had to make that decision. But still I slept over the thought. The next morning I woke up unusually early, going into my living room, sitting on my couch, there, all by myself, I passed from eternal hell to eternal heaven. And suddenly, as sure as the sun shining outside, I knew it, I had been saved.
And the whole of my being rejoiced and I had the assurance, that, was Jesus Christ to return or my earthly life to end that day, I would most certainly go to heaven. After my conversion I was to be changed forever, I began to see meaning and purpose in life. I began to understand little by little the plan of God in my life. I was delivered from every fear that had had a grip over my life until then. My life, which had seemed so empty and meaningless before my conversion, was now filed with love and a definite purpose. I now had peace, my sense of guilt was washed away, I was now filled with the love of God. Christ now lived in me, he was a true friend, whenever I was in trouble he was there for me to comfort me and to strengthen me to face each day. He was my healer when I fell ill, my comfort in sorrow, and my strong tower in days of uncertainty. He would guide me and teach me the things I needed to know. As I grew with the Lord, I soon discovered that as a child of God on this earth I had certain rights and privileges that I could exercise through the name of Jesus.
But even though i knew all of this, sin still got the better of me .Like an infant taking his first few steps, I kept losing balance and falling into sin. In some respects, I was no better than all my unsaved friends. But every time I sinned, I knew on the inside that it wasn't right, and God would convict me.Many times I would break down before Him , asking for His grace to overcome temptation. It wasn't easy, but little by little God taught me how to RESIST.I realized that even though i was a born-again Christian,journeying towards heaven, the Devil was working hard, that I wouldn't have a testimony among my unsaved freinds. I was just 'part of the gang'. But God delivered me from my sins and taught me how to 'trust' on the FINISHED-WORK of Jesus on the cross. He also opened my eyes to those around me.
I began to see the way Satan had inflicted emotional, spiritual, and physical wounds in the lives of people around me. I began to see depression, frustration, lack of hope, outbursts of anger, broken relationships etc as the work of the devil and I knew that as a Christian I was free from the control of Satan, and I longed that many others would also know the great truth that had set me free.
God's healing power!
After a few years I fell ill in my body. I had contracted a disease, which the doctors couldn’t explain. After 2 years of unsuccessful treatment, I decided I had had enough and asked the Lord to heal me, and I decided to trust Him only. And true to his word my Lord kept His word and healed me totally. Then a few months later I developed boils, which would ooze with blood and puss. I once again placed my trust on the Lord and asked Him to heal me. And miraculously the Lord healed me completely. Only the scars remain.
Dear friend I have tasted and seen that the Lord is good. I am a living example of the power and faithfulness of God. It’s no fairy tale, it’s real life, it’s not hearsay, but I myself have experienced it. And I can testify to you from the sincerity of my heart that JESUS IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR EVERY NEED!!.