Demons Cast Out In Jesus' Name

An addicted smoker, Chang's life was transformed when he had an encounter with the Saviour. However, his troubles were not over, his wife was seen throughout as a demoniac. All that changed when Pastor Hsi prayed for her and laid his hands on her, she was fully delivered. Both husband and wife went on to become powerful tools in the hands of God.

Following excerpt from 26% into Pastor Hsi (of North China), One of China's Christians by Mrs. Howard Taylor

In this beautiful spot Chang was well known as a man of some influence, elderly and well-to-do, but—an opium-smoker. Earlier in life he had fallen in with Romanists, and had nominally become a Christian. But he went on smoking opium just the same, and succeeding years only found him more deeply sunk in sin and misery. At length he heard of the Refuge at Ts’ao-seng, and went over to see what was happening. And there, at last, Chang really met the Saviour he had heard about so long. His chains were broken, his life transformed, and he went back to Pan-ta-li rejoicing.

But one great trouble remained. His wife was not a Christian. At times she seemed interested, and would go over to service at the Refuge. But she was bound by a tyranny more terrible than the vice that had so long enslaved her husband. Suffering from the malady that, though common, is always mentioned with bated breath, she was known throughout the neighbourhood as a demoniac.

After her husband’s conversion, this poor woman seemed to be worse than ever. The fits of frenzy were more frequent, and she would cry out as if in terror:

“I fear nothing and no one, save Pastor Hsi of the Western Chang village.” And this she repeated constantly.

The circumstance was peculiar, and attracted a good deal of attention in the district. Finally, Hsi heard of it, and was not a little troubled....

And now the poor frenzied woman at Pan-ta-li would persist in crying:

“I fear nothing and no one but Pastor Hsi.”

At length, distressed on her account as well as his own, Hsi went over to the village, and was warmly welcomed by the Christian husband. A crowd gathered as usual in and around the house, to see what was going to happen. After putting the truth plainly before them, and committing the whole matter to God in prayer, Hsi laid his hands on the woman, and in the name of Jesus commanded the evil spirits to leave her and return no more. From that moment the trouble ceased. Mrs. Chang became quiet and self-possessed. All the symptoms of her strange disorder passed away, and she was soon as earnest as her husband in seeking to bring others to the Saviour. The interest aroused by this circumstance, among neighbours and friends, was so great that the Changs soon found their guesthall too small for the people who wished to attend the meetings. At their own expense they rented a house near at hand for the purposes of a Christian church, and before long twenty or thirty believers were meeting regularly in that mountain village, from whose changed lives and fearless testimony the blessing spread to other places.

Pastor Hsi (of North China), One of China’s Christians

Genre:Missionary biography
Subject:Pastor Hsi
Publisher:China Inland Mission
Year:1903
Location:Philadelphia
Library:Open Library
Online:https://archive.org/details/pastorhsiofn...

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After Pastor Hsi became a follower of Jesus, he overcame great difficulty to be reconciled to his estranged relatives.
Mrs. Hsi was suffering from demonic oppression. The neighbors made fun of her situation, claiming that Christianity was a religion that brought evil spirits. After remedies had been tried and failed, Mr. Hsi decided to fast and pray for three days. On the last day, he laid his hands upon her and commanded the evil spirits to depart in the name of Jesus. She was delivered immediately. Thereafter, she became a Christian and the testimony strengthened her husband and brought new converts to the faith.
Fan, an enthusiastic man was introduced to Christianity through a pamphlet. He traveled to another village to listen to missionaries inform him further about the Christian faith, he got much more; he saw them live the Christian life and excitedly talk about eternal life and other Christian principles. He gave his life to Christ after spending some time with them declaring "Our Heavenly Father is the true and living God, and Jesus the only Saviour.” Best of all, he discovered Christianity, unlike other religions was free!
Liu, a noted gambler and opium-smoker undergoing rehabilitation is astonished at the joy and love that marked the life of the Christians who cared for him. They were poor; yet content, not drunk with wine; yet always cheerful.
An addicted smoker, Chang's life was transformed when he had an encounter with the Saviour. However, his troubles were not over, his wife was seen throughout as a demoniac. All that changed when Pastor Hsi prayed for her and laid his hands on her, she was fully delivered. Both husband and wife went on to become powerful tools in the hands of God.
A testimony about the fervent prayer life of Mr. Hsi.
The Rev. J.W Stevenson testifies of the power and authority with which Pastor Hsi preached the gospel in Northern China, commanding the attention of Christians as well as the heathens.
Brother Fan who had received Christ, ensured that his neighbours came to know Christ too and cured from their opium-smoking habit which caused them a lot of health conditions.
Pastor Hsi travelled long hours over mountainous roads from Hung-tung to Hoh-chau, to encourage the dispirited young missionaries who were abandoned when the Refuge home for opium-smokers got closed. By ministering strength to them, his faith also, was strengthened.
Li was "simple, homely, uneducated; but a man of real faith and spiritual power." Though unable to even read, he was a vessel used for honour by God - he left his old trade to become a "fisher of men".