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Narayana Consciousness
God has come down to earth in Humble Human Form. This is for real. His original name is Shri. Lahari Krishna commonly called as Sreeman Narayana or Allah or Christ Jesus.
OM NAMO NARAYANA (Glory to God) !!
The Great Man Shri. Lahari
At the time of Ayyah's 40 days fast, in the last days, he became so weak everyone around him was praying for him to give him the strength to finish. Suddenly the Spirit of God spoke to Ayyah. The Spirit was crying, "My America, My America, you have left me. I told you to be a guide for the nations, I told you to be a peculiar treasure, but you have left me." But at that time Ayyah was thinking, why was God crying over America. So he was telling God, "Why don't you cry for India?" Then He gave him a vision and told him, "I am going to take you all over the world; be ready. Wherever I take you, they who receive Me will receive you. Where they reject you, you will be pushed out. So don't worry: They that chuck you out, believe, that they have chucked Me out."

The next week Sister Lawrie had two dreams. She saw her husband attending Brother Oral Roberts' meeting and giving a testimony. The next night, in what appeared to be the continuation of the first dream, she saw him visiting other places. Waking up she said, "Surely you are going out." Ayyah was wondering at her statement arid questioned, "How can a man without a penny go all over world?"

Then an invitation came. An International Conference on Healing was scheduled to take place at Scotland. It was a Conference of the Order of St. Luke and of all the Anglican and Protestant denomi­nations. Someone in their committee who was aware of how God was using Ayyah mightily in healing ministry included his name and the invitation was sent out for him to attend. He received the invitation but had no money or passport. It so happened that the son of the General Superintendent at the Christian Medical Hospital, Vellore, Ayyah's former employer, was seriously ill, suffering from a disease that caused profuse bleeding from different parts of the body. Ayyah was called in to pray for the child. The child was healed and the grateful superintendent got the passport and ticket for Ayyah to fly to London along with necessary visas and government papers needed to travel abroad. Now he had the ticket and passport with the visas, but he had no other money to cover expenses. His wife comforted him saying, "You just go. We can see that God is taking you along." So with less than fifty cents with him, he flew to the conference.

Ayyah having never before been in a foreign country other than Sri Lanka, did not know it would be cold. His landing in London was like landing on an alien planet for him. He did not know how to go on an escalator or elevator or anything, bringing a lot of confusion. When he arrived at the Glasgow Conference hall, the organizers informed him he needed money for the expenses of board and lodging. When he said that he had no money on him, they insisted that he should somehow pay enough money to cover expenses for one week. He then told them that it would be all right and God would provide. At that moment two preachers jumped in volunteering to pay. One of the preachers was the famous Full Gospel preacher Rev. David Du Plessis.

When Ayyah came to his room he couldn't open it because the locks were of such different type than the Indian ones. Frustrated and embarrassed he had to return to the front desk to get help to get into his room. Many such strange ways he had to encounter, making him feel uneasy. Everything was so different than what he was accustomed to. He had just landed there from a hot climate with no proper clothing for the cold climate of Glasgow. He got so cold he used to cover himself with the mattress to keep warm. He was the only black man on the streets of Glasgow and everyone stood and stared, making him feel that he was a stranger.

During the time in Glasgow he was allowed to preach in the famous Presbyterian Scottish Church, a big church where Robert Bruce had preached. At the conference he made acquaintance with many important people from all over the world. At the end of the week the meetings were finished and Ayyah was left alone in his hotel room, not knowing what he would do next. He had no money to go any place. In the middle of the night there was a knock on the door. As he opened the door a man stood there and asked, "Is Mr. Lawrie in?" "Yes." The man, a complete stranger said, "I came to see you." Ayyah answered roughly, thinking it might be someone to do him harm since it was in the middle of the night, saying, "You are seeing me, what do you want?" In faltering voice the man continued, "I was sleeping when the Lord in a dream told me that one Mr. Lawrie is here in this room, and He directed me to give him just two pounds. I would like to give more, but two pounds is the amount I was instructed to give you." He handed two pounds to Ayyah and left. After getting the two pounds Ayyah was thinking, "Lord, you could have given more." Such a small amount would not take him very far. In the morning when Ayyah went to the station to book a ticket to London he found that the fare to London was exactly two pounds. He got into the train hungry, as there was nothing left over for food; but still he was grateful that he could at least reach London. A Welsh pastor who had been at the conference entered the train and greeted Ayyah warmly. They travelled to London together and he ordered a nice meal for them both.

After being nicely fed there, came the question of what to do when the train reached London. At each stage of the journey all the needs were met one by one. Just as he stepped off the train he heard someone call, "Lawrie!" Right there stood a casual acquaintance from India. Some time back, in India, Ayyah had helped this man's family very much. As they talked, Ayyah asked if he knew he was coming to London. "No, I was here at the station and I happened to see you. I want you to come to my house." At this man's home there was a new overcoat and pair of shoes sitting for over a year that would fit no one there. It was offered to Ayyah and it was the exact fit.

In London Ayyah attempted to go for open air preaching, but was stopped by a policeman who told him it was not allowed. Ayyah was wondering what he should do next. He was feeling the stress caused by always waiting for God to meet his daily needs, which usually came only at the last minute. He was telling God that this living from hand to mouth was such a problem and wouldn't it be better to get a regular salary. That night God told him to go to ‘Sharps Toffee Company’ and be taken in on a job there. Ayyah answered, "I never came to work." "You go there I want to teach you something."

For twenty-one days he worked in that firm doing a labourer's job of loading heavy crates on trucks. It was an all night back breaking work. He had to endure harsh treatment from the overseer, who always spoke to him roughly, using dirty words. After enduring this treatment for a while, Ayyah asked God to get him free from this bad situation. God told him He would see to it. The next day the overseer falsely accused Ayyah of being a communist agitator; he told him they did not want him there and if he didn't leave, they would beat him. So Ayyah was happy to leave and work only for God. From this experience Ayyah said he learned how a servant should be. As a servant of God he was to do just as he was told and not do his own thinking. After being pushed out God said to him, "You just go, do your duty; tell what I say and go."

After receiving his pay packet for his labour at the Toffee-company, Ayyah had funds to travel to Holland. He had no letter of introduction or friends there. On reaching Holland he made inquiries of the various churches. As he was stepping into a Pentecostal Church, a band of Gospel-Workers were coming out for street preaching. God had precisely timed Ayyah's entering there, giving him a chance to join with this Gospel team. A chemist from the group volunteered to interpret for him. Ayyah was then invited by this chemist to stay in his house, where he was very hospitably received and was with him for nearly a month. While there someone invited him to preach at a place called De Hezenburg. Just as they reached the place the engine of the car stalled. The driver suddenly leaned back aghast and repeated, "This can't be, this can't be!" When Ayyah asked him, "What can't be?" he explained that the car had no fuel to come such a distance. He forgot to fill the tank on the way because he was so engrossed in conversation. The petrol they started with could not have taken them more than 10 kilometres but they had covered nearly 50 kilometres. If they had run out of petrol on the road, it would have caused Ayyah to miss his speaking engagement.

An unforgettable episode was his encounter with a Mrs. Plug. She was the wife of a Dutch Reformed Church Minister. When Ayyah called on her and said, "Sister, I come from India." She snapped, "Yes, lot of people come from India and they cheat us and leave. If you want to stay you should wash all the dishes." He undertook this menial job thinking to himself: "Is this what God brought me here for?" He had the heavy task of washing hundreds of dishes a day and was given very little respect. He even was asked to clean the shoes of the pastor. All his duty done, when returning to his room, he would kneel down and pray, at times all night long. Someone spied upon him; it was found he was always at prayer and this was reported to Mrs. Plug. Mrs. Plug then called him and said, "You seem to be a servant of God, you are a praying man." She arranged for him to preach in all the Dutch Reform Churches where he soon became known in that area. He was invited to a party at a Missionary Training Centre and was wrongly billed as 'Reverend Lawrie,' an Anglican pastor from India. When someone asked him casually, "Where were you ordained?" Ayyah replied, "Ordained by Jesus Christ." The questioner persisted: "What? Which Church?" He said plainly that he was not 'Reverend' but 'Brother Lawrie,' ordained by God. The atmosphere suddenly changed and he was given cold acceptance, as they did not want anyone who was not 'or­dained.' The Principal came to him and said, "You are a fool. You should have kept quiet. They would have given you a big reception." He could not tell a lie. No one even wished him goodbye. As he walked out he just said, "Thank you Lord, today I learned something."
America was the next country of call for Ayyah, but he did not have the money at hand to purchase the ticket. He asked his friends in Holland to book a ticket for him and promised to give the money the next day. They knew his financial position and said, "Brother Lawrie, this is not India; we must see the money first, then the ticket comes." To this Ayyah confidently replied that he would give it the next day, exhibiting his trust that God would not let him down, yet not knowing how the money would come. The next day he received a letter from a gentleman in the Persian Gulf. Enclosed was exactly enough money for the ticket; this was astonishing to his friends.

God had previously told Ayyah, "I want you to take a film with you to America, because that will help you." He said, "Why do you want me to show a film?" "For your condition, you won't be accepted there; so this film will make a room for you." See how the Lord was dealing there: A letter came, "Mr. Lawrie I hear you have come, will you take a film with you?" It was a film given free, of John the Baptist and Jesus Christ, ‘Voice in the Wilderness’. So again wonderfully God was leading him. Directed by God, Ayyah crossed over to America in a ship rather than by aeroplane. When he saw the sinful life of the Western men and women aboard the ship, in the name of civilization, he was upset. He inquired if he could show his film and that opened the door for him to preach to the passengers and crew. This film also opened the doors of many churches all over America.

Unless one is sponsored through a church or a denomination, it is a very, very difficult task for a preacher to be received in any place in America. The day he landed at New York, Ayyah learned this lesson in a hard way. He had in his possession an address of the New York representative of Assemblies of God. He went to this office but was quickly sent out unceremoniously. Having no place to stay, he then roamed about the streets and bought some peanuts for his dinner. Hearing some singing in a Pentecostal Church, he went in and sat through the meeting. It was cold outside so he sought permission to spend that night in the church premises. He explained that he had just arrived on the ship and needed a place for that night, because he was waiting to see where God would send him. Instead of being understood and helped, he was roughly pushed out on the streets and told, "Get out you black man!" That evening Ayyah was very angry at the treatment he had received. Spending the night on a park bench he encountered the Lord Jesus himself. This experience is best told in Ayyah's own words:

"Because they won't take me in, I sat on the bench there and started getting angry with God. You know, sometimes we get angry with God also. And I started, 'God you say you are not a partial God, you say you are a just God. Why did you create me like this, like a black man? If you would have created me white I would have been all right, but now you have created me like this.' And I said, 'In India, I will go back to India and I will do such a lot of damage to these people and see that all the missionaries are
out. You know that was a determination coming in my heart. Human being, you know, I am human. I sat on the bench, and as the time went on, I didn't sleep. And then somebody came and sat near me. So I turned this way, (turned his back) I didn't want to talk to anyone. And this man said, 'You seem to be very angry. When I was in this world they treated me the same. If I come to America they will do the same for me.' Then I said, 'Who is this???' I turned like this, but He jumped. And when I see just like the picture you know, the cloud picture with the long robe, running there is Jesus Christ. So I started chasing Him, 'He's there, He's there!' (Shouting) like a mad man. And there He turned like this and said, ‘Son, when I was in this world I was not a white man.' Immediately I screamed, 'Jesus I am very happy you created me like this. Because if that's the case you would be on the road today just like me!' Then I was very happy, my attitude changed; I said, 'Lord even if I starve any number of days, because you have seen me, you have talked to me, that's enough.' That very day, the whole night I was praising God. That was a church for me now. The bench was the church and I was the only member in the church, praising the Lord. Hallelujah!"

From New York Ayyah went to Springfield Assemblies of God in Chicago, and there he was well spoken of. He was taken around the vast buildings and network of this mammoth organization. At the missionary meetings that were in session, Ayyah noted that the topics of their speeches were 'How to collect money' and 'How to spend money.' Speaking to the chief of that institution, Ayyah inquired about joining the organization. He really did not want to join but he just wanted to see what the process was. It was not in God's will that he should join any group or denomination; he was just inquiring to see how they operated. He was turned down, as the centre there needed their missionary in India to first testify, if Ayyah was qualified to join.

At Chicago he stayed at a place called ‘El Bethel’ run by Sis. Wright, but soon he was thrown out from this place also, when he differed with a Pastor Mead on the question of ‘Should the rapture be before or after tribulation?' When the pastor was taking Ayyah for a meal, he asked him this question. Ayyah answered that it really did not make any difference to him, that whether before or after, he would be ready. The pastor became so incensed with that answer, he had him pushed out.

At a ‘Full Gospel Businessmen Association Meeting’, which Ayyah attended, God answered his earnest prayer and broke the barrier of opposition. He gave him an opportunity to give a testimony. After hearing his testimony he was well received. The next day the editor of ‘Christian Life Magazine’ invited him to his place and took a lot of photographs to publish in his magazine. But like in Bible times when the Jews brought ill reports about Paul wherever he went, the long arm of the church leaders in India reached to America. Brother Bhakth Singh, their missionary in India wrote against Ayyah and these pictures were withheld from being published.

As Ayyah was not accustomed to the Western culture, sometimes he was caught in a dangerous situation. In Chicago while attempting to travel on the electric train he noticed that the train he was supposed to take was on the other side of the track. In his innocence he just crossed right over that train track. As he did so, many bystanders began shouting, "Don't do that, you will be dead!" Over and over they shouted. When he reached the other side, they were all amazed for he had walked right over the high voltage wires without any harm. The loving protection of his Father was there with him, as no harm came when he walked on the high voltage wires.

While Ayyah was going in a taxi near Chicago, a stranger in ordinary suit stopped the cab and got in. He immediately asked Ayyah, "What is the name of your God?" Ayyah fumbled for the proper answer saying, Jehovah, Almighty God, Father, Son and Holy Ghost, and so forth. Then the stranger said, "Aren't you ashamed not to know your God's name?" And then for about 10 minutes he opened the Bible and expounded the whole thing and said, "People have been fooled: Jesus is His name." As Ayyah was looking at the Bible, the man stopped the taxi and got out. Remembering that he had not thanked the man, he looked out but there was no one there. Both he and the driver searched for him but he had completely disappeared. There was no building or anything where he could have gone; it was just open field on both sides, yet he was nowhere to be seen. The driver was so mystified that he even looked under the car and raised the hood of the car, searching for the man. Later Ayyah realized who He was.

At Los Angeles he wrote to Sister Moore of the publication 'Herald of His Coming,' expressing his desire to meet her. Back in India he used to receive very nice letters from this lady. But when he requested to meet her, he received this curt reply, "Please don't come and see me. I don't want to see anyone. And who are you?"

Ayyah continued travelling from place to place going to all the famous Christian centres. In some places he was treated well but in most places he received a shameless rude treatment. There was resistance nearly every where he went but many times he met with some who loved and respected him. At the Redlands Camp, Farthest Out, Los Angeles, he experienced an enthusiastic welcome by several mem­bers there. A preacher there was sitting in intense pain, having a sprain in his neck. Seeing this, Ayyah went to him and touched him prayerfully and he was immediately all right. Many people watching what had happened began to gather to Ayyah. But as Ayyah increased in popularity at this conference, the leaders became alarmed and the secretary ordered Ayyah out of the meeting, fearing this popularity. Many apologized for this rude ruling but were helpless to do anything about it.

At the “Herald of Hope”, he came into a meeting and quietly sat on the last bench. The pastor was giving out his sermon when a man suddenly got up and prophesied, "I have sent my servant from far away India; he has just come in. Listen to him." The pastor, Mr. Smith, stopped his sermon and asked, "Is there an Indian here?" Ayyah had to come out from behind the desk where he was trying to duck his head. He spoke there at this meeting and was invited to stay as long as he liked.

From there he went over to Florida, where inadvertently a friend took him to ‘Clear Water Church’, a church with an all white congregation. He did not realize how deep the colour prejudice was at that time. The congregation became so angry that a black man was brought in. He was treated rudely and asked to leave.

At Ardmore, Oklahoma, Ayyah stayed with a family there. The lady of the house said, "Brother Lawrie, we love you so much, we want to help in your ministry and present you with a scooter. Please accept it for God's work." This was just a poor family but they were anxious to aid in the ministry God had given to Ayyah. They insisted on giving it, even though they had to buy it by monthly instalments and the scooter was purchased and sent to India. It became a great help in the ministry there.

From there he travelled to Tulsa, Oklahoma,and was shown the grand buildings of Brother Oral Roberts. During the board meetings they tried to recruit Ayyah into their group to be a  representative of theirs in India, with promise of thousands in money and material. Seeing all the strings that were attached to the offer, Ayyah could only reply, "I am God's representative." Thus he turned them down. However he agreed to help in arranging a meeting in India for them.

It was always a great temptation for Ayyah to join with some organization, as he had a great burden for the Indian people and wanted to help them. But no help would ever be forthcoming, unless he would come under tight organizational control. A lot of groups wanted him to join with them when they saw the powerful ministry that God had given him in praying for the sick. They would give offers, many thousands of dollars of help for him. Ayyah would think, how much good he could do with so great amount of funds. Even some times he would be at the point of joining, but always God would put a stop to it. At one time he was about to join the Assemblies of God church. His wife wrote to him, "What are you doing? Our son is dying! Don't join anything, God will punish us!" They had many previous experi­ences of doing something that displeased God and suddenly one of the children would become seriously ill. Whenever they confessed their mistake the child would become all right. So when this illness came, it prompted Sister Lawrie to write the letter. That gave Ayyah the courage to stop from joining.

Another time he was tempted to join the Church of God. He was thinking that this was a won­derful place to join, after he spent eight days at their Bible school. They took him all over the place saying, "Brother Lawrie is going to be a mighty man of God and is going to join our denomination." He was riding on a bus on his way to join them. There he had a vision that he was running around naked. He was trying to hide his nakedness and everyone was laughing at him. Then a voice came, "My son, take care lest your nakedness will be seen. Keep your garment spotless." He then informed the people, he was not going to join them and walked away friendless and empty handed.

At a Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship Annual Dinner, which he attended, Ayyah watched how they raised funds. They made an announcement, asking those willing to give 1000 dollars to raise their hands. They even went up to 65,000 dollars. A friend of Ayyah raised his hands for $5,000. Knowing that this man did not have even enough money for them to eat that day, Ayyah asked how he proposed to pay that large sum. The man truthfully told him he was not ready to pay any amount. He had been asked by the committee to raise his hand just to encourage others to give greater contributions. For doing that, he was paid some money.

In his travels throughout America, the Greyhound Bus had become like a second home for Ayyah. For nearly a year he had been going from city to city, travelling to different meetings and Christian centres. Most of the time he would just reach there, a stranger, waiting for God's leading to furnish him with his meals and lodging. Every time God would bring forth someone who would recognize him as a true servant of God and would befriend him. Still it was lonely and stressful, just living on the roads, going from place to place, not knowing if he would be received or not. At ‘Homosassa Springs’, Florida, he met a friend who had given him a room in his home. After being away from India all this time, Ayyah began to long to return home, but he had no money to go back. Urgently he was praying, spending whole nights in prayer, asking God to show him a way to return to India. Then God spoke to him in clear words, "Go and see my prophet, William Branham before leaving for India." Ayyah had not gone to visit Brother Branham previously because many people spoke ill of him, saying he was a false prophet. Now God was telling him, "Go see My prophet." God told him clearly in exact instructions on how to meet him: "Go to Chicago, go to the house of Mr. Henry Avacola, (giving the exact address) sit there in front of the house on the stone. They will take you to Jeffersonville." Then Ayyah asked, "How can I go? I have no money." "You will be invited to preach today and they will give you the money." It was like this, a conversation going back and forth. Right then the phone rang and someone requested Ayyah to speak at their church. There he was given enough money for him to go to Chicago.

When Ayyah reached the address he found the family preparing to visit Brother Branham and asked to join them. Three carloads were packed ready to move off. "Oh we have no room to take you." At that moment Mr. Avacola's neck twisted in a cramp. He was in so much pain that they were considering whether to drop the plan to go to Jeffersonville. Ayyah came forward and prayed and his neck became all right. Now recognizing Ayyah as a precious brother, they all wanted him to ride in their car. It was decided that he should change off along the way, spending time in each separate car during the five-hour drive.

On reaching Jeffersonville there were about 500 people gathered at Brother Branham's place. With so many people waiting, Ayyah was told he would have no opportunity of meeting Brother Branham, who had just returned from his meeting in Florida closing it early. As they were waiting, Brother Branham came there and called out, "Lawrie, come here." Ayyah was taken by surprise since there was no chance of anyone giving his name to the prophet. The following is a quote from Ayyah telling about this momen­tous meeting:

"What is this, did anyone tell my name or anything like that? Then I said, 'Lord, I am a sinner.' I started confessing everything. I said, 'Lord, I am a sinner you mustn't tell (anything) about me that is bad, so that these people will think (bad of me). Brother Branham said to everyone there, 'Here is a man who will not be satisfied with anything but God.' The secretary who was in charge of allotting time for different interviews said, 'Only time for five minutes.' To this Brother Branham said, ‘I want to talk to him for an hour.' And he closed the door. Brother Branham said, 'I have waited all this time to talk to you. I closed my meeting and came just to talk to you.' "

Together, they discussed about the doctrines and theories. In one hour they could cover a wide range of subjects. As Ayyah was coming out, Brother Branham asked, "Tomorrow are you going to take baptism?" Then a photograph was taken of them. Brother Branham put his arm around Ayyah. Such love had not been shown from the leaders in all the other places he had gone in his travels, because of the colour prejudice. Only Brother Branham thus embraced him. In 1967, Ayyah returned to the U.S.A. In his testimony he says this of his time in the room with Brother Branham: "He told me certain things person­ally in the room, which I never told anyone, even my wife, because in these confused days it is better to keep the secret." After God Corning Down into him on July 21st, 1969, then Ayyah could understand those secret words Brother Branham spoke to him in that room.

At the service the next day, Ayyah was watching the people getting baptized. He did not want to be baptized, remembering all the wrong treatment he had been suffering in the western countries by the white people. He did not want to take baptism from a white man, but thought to return to India and take it there. Suddenly a voice flashed across his mind which said, "My Son, I have brought you all this way, 10,000 miles, to fulfil this righteousness." The service was almost over by then, but Ayyah thus chastised, ran forward and said he was ready for the baptism. After coming forward Ayyah said, "Brother Branham the water is very cold." And the reply was, "A dead body doesn't need hot water." Afterward Brother Branham prayed especially for Ayyah in the following Communion Service and gave this prophecy: "My Son, I send you as a different man. Many people will come to the feet of Jesus through you. Go back. Don't stay here. Great signs and wonders will followyou. Thus Saith the Lord." As this was the first time Ayyah had met Brother Branham, he was not familiar with the special meaning when Brother Branham would say, 'Thus Saith the Lord.' But his followers all knew when this was spoken, it meant it was the Lord speaking through the prophet.

Ayyah returned to Chicago and attended a big meeting that was in session there, conducted by Oral Roberts' Ministry. All the famous preachers were there and Ayyah watched them go in one by one, as they took seats on the platform. Even though Ayyah had met them all personally, no one took notice of him. He stood there in a corner ducking down, trying not to catch the eye of Brother Branham, since Brother Branham had told him to go back and he still had not gone. Suddenly the prophet called for him to come forward and embraced Ayyah right on the platform. In the embrace Brother Branham laughingly whispered in his ear, "Lawrie, I told you to go. Why are you lingering about here?" When Ayyah replied that he could not go anywhere as he had no money, Brother Branham then said, "Don't stay and look at any denominations; you just go. The Lord is with you. All your needs will be met. You go. The Lord is with you. He has raised you for some great purpose. Don't stay here, go!"

Over the years many prophecies had been given to Ayyah that God had raised him for some great purpose, but nothing seemed to be happening. Everywhere he went, he was to meet only with opposition and difficulty. Ayyah left the place dejected; he was told to go, and that he had a great purpose, but the immediate needs of money for food, a place to sleep, and tickets for travel, were a present prob­lem. Sitting in the hotel lobby he did not know what to do next. Two girls provocatively dressed walked in. They sat in front of Ayyah smoking and blowing smoke on his face. When he objected, asking why they would do that, they wanted to know who he was. He said he was an evangelist from India. Their attitude to him changed and they asked if he was hungry, which he certainly was, since he had nothing to buy food. They brought some for him and asked if they might give him something, giving him an enve­lope. Thinking it was a small offering he put it in his pocket. Later when he looked, he found it was $200, a large sum at that time. Surely when these two frivolous girls stand before the judgment seat, they will be richly rewarded.

Sometime later an old man walked up to him and thrust into his hand a gift also of $200. As he stood at the ticket counter in California he was still short of money for his plane passage. A man standing close by at the counter said, "I'll pay (the rest) for the ticket."
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Ayyah relates about That Time
"And when I came to San Francisco, I was a pauper except for the ticket. So I said, 'Lord, every­body comes to America and brings something back to India, but I am like a fool going back.' Then God spoke to me on that seashore, 'My son, I am taking you all over India. Darkness must not come into India until you have finished India once.' And he told me something that I should not reveal, you know, because that is about the Indian condition; because it will misguide the people. So I know what is going to happen in India. So when God reveals, He said, 'You go. I will be with you. Now I am taking you with double power and you will see what I will do to you; so don't look back. Just remember and go.' At this time Prescott Paper in 1959, I put a thing in the paper: 'America will be destroyed, God told me.' So I got on the plane and came back to India."

As he was leaving America he had a vision of Jesus who told him, "I am sending you back to India not with silver or gold, which is worldly power. I will be your power. I will meet all your needs and you will be supported only by such, souls who do hear my voice. So never tell anyone your needs." Jesus told him, "You will see my coming in this generation."

So he returned to India without the backing of any denomination and no money, but with the firm assurance that God was with him.