God Predestined Me To Glorify Him Through A Pipe Instrument Called The Nadhaswaram
"Lightning and Thunder Trust exists to bring the Word of God to every part of the world through Gospel Meetings and bringing about awareness of Nadaswaram, a chosen instrument to Glorify God." For the past seven years, Lightning and Thunder Trust has conducted spiritual meetings and seminars in many parts of the world. We work diligently across the globe, partnering with local Churches and Prayer groups to bring the Gospel to all. Village Evangelism has been a very important part of our ministry. We present Nadaswaram concerts around India,which attracts many unbelievers and gives us an opportunity to share the Gospel with them. We have produced many inspirational worship songs through audio cassettes and video CD’s. we stay in constant touch with our partners through email and letters encouraging them in their walk with Christ. On occasion Bro Paul Sheik also has the opportunity to encourage many non believers to know Christ by sharing his testimony via television.View all articles by Paul Sheik Chinna Kasim
I was born in a small town in the southern part of India in a state called TamilNadu. Though a Muslim by birth I grew up in a family that valued Indian tradition and culture more than religion. My ancestors devoted their lives to Indian classical music, especially to an instrument called Nadhaswaram (pipe). I was also a part of this tradition until our Lord spoke to me through LIGHTNING and THUNDER and anointed me with His Holy spirit. Just as the Lord choose David who played the harp for Him, I feel He has predestined me to Glorify Him through my music . He called me for His Ministry seven years ago and since then I have been ministering His word to His people through the music of Nadhaswaram and the power of the Gift of the Word of God. He has blessed our ministry abundantly as He has used me to travel not only in many parts of India but also to many nations which include SRILANKA, MALAYSIA, SINGAPORE, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES, QATAR, SWITZERLAND, NETHERLANDS, PARIS, GERMANY LONDON, CANADA AND USA.
Many people have come to know Christ through Gospel meetings held in many churches in these nations and are encouraged by the Word of God. A part of our ministry is to explain the origin of Nadhaswaram and its relation to the Word of God. For ages this instrument has been forgotten by many but we find its roots in the Word of God. Indian classical music is loved throughout the world and to know that God can use this instrument to Glorify Himself surprises many. I am blessed with two sons, Sonu who is 12 and Aashiq who is 14 and my wife, Ester, has been a driving force for our ministry. Her prayers for my salvation for 10 long years were finally answered when I had a personal encounter with Jesus Christ who transformed my life and gave us this ministry of "Lightning and Thunder".
PADMASHRI DR. SHEIK CHINNA MOULANA
FAMILY - BACK GROUND As they say music runs in my blood. My family has always been in the limelight for our dedication to classical music, especially my Grandfather PADMASHRI DR. SHEIK CHINNA MOULANA. He has performed Indian traditional Nadhaswaram concerts in different part's of the world on behalf of the Indian Government. Our family has been performing on the radio & television for many years and has made India proud with its talents. My grandfather is the recipient of "PADMASHRI " the highest honor given to any Indian musician, the state Government of TamilNadu has honored us with DOCTORATE & KALAIMAMANI as well.
Facts about Nadaswaram from the Word of God.
This sacred instrument is unique and has a special place in the Bible. I feel there is some divinity about this instrument. We have seen this instrument played at many auspicious occasions. Nadaswaram does not belong to any one sect or one religion. The Lord God Almighty after He created the heavens created the angelic hosts before He created man.
In Ezekiel 28:13 we read that God gave this instrument to Cherub to worship Him. In the course of time Cherub was cast down by God because of his high haughtiness. Cherub may have been cast down but the music was always cherished by God. This instrument still holds a significant place before God. We repeatedly see this instrument played at many occasions in the Bible.
In Genesis 31:27 we see Laban says to Jacob “Why did you run off secretly and deceive me? Why didn't you tell me, so I could send you away with joy and singing to the music of tambourines and harps?” We notice that this instrument was an integral part of Joyful occasions accompanied by singing and music.
In 1 Samuel 10:5 when Samuel anoints Saul, this instrument was again used. This was accompanied by prophetic utterances.An instrument that is so dear to our Lord has been forgotten through time and has been used to glorify pagan Gods. It is my desire to Worship and Glorify our Lord in Heaven through the Music of Nadaswaram.
A Prayerful Request from Bro. Paul Sheik
As I travel throughout the world please pray that God will give me good health and that He will use me mightily for His Glory. Pray for all those who attend these meetings,that they may be blessed through the Word of God and the music ministry. Pray that God will pour out His Holy spirit on all those who attend these services.
Also, it is critical that we all do our part in sharing the Word of God. So please pass this website along to others so that they may know the Glory of our Lord and Saviour.
Paul Sheik Chinna Kasim
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