A young man depressed and unable to bear the anguish of poverty, sickness, unemployment, and failures in life, and in an attempt to put an end to all the miseries of his life, walked towards the railway track to commit suicide. On the way, he met his uncle who shared about Jesus Christ. Those words served as a balm to his bruised heart. His uncle told him to go home and commit his ways to the Lord. He prayed and committed his life to the Saviour, and returned home with newfound hope. The joy of salvation filled his heart. This young man was none other than the late Dr D.G.S Dhinakaran.
A Supernatural Experience: After this incident, he started seeking the Lord fervently, reading the scriptures, and waiting in the presence of the Lord for many hours. He did this diligently for seven long years – pleading, “Lord! Hear my prayer and grant me your power! I don’t want to live a dried-up Christian life anymore!” He wanted to have communion with God like the saints in the Bible had. On October 10, 1962, during a time of family prayer, a divine presence filled the room. He indeed, saw the Lord Jesus Christ face to face, and he heard Him say, “I am Jesus. I have come to bless you”. The Lord filled him with His Holy Spirit. He said, “Son, this world has only heard about my love and compassion. However, it has not seen it in a person’s life. Today, I am filling you with the same spirit of compassion that I had when I was in this world two thousand years ago. Every time you are moved with this compassion, whatever you ask for my people, it shall be granted.”
Supernatural Ministry: After this spectacular supernatural encounter with God, the life of Dr D.G.S Dhinakaran took a new dimension. Every time he prayed for people, he could literally feel the presence of God and the compassion of the Lord filling his heart. The gifts of the Holy Spirit began to operate in a great measure, and mighty miracles took place bringing glory to God.
MILESTONES IN THE MINISTRY
- First radio message – FEBA Radio, March 2, 1972
- First overseas ministry trip – Sri Lanka 1973
- First Jesus Calls Magazine published- May 1973
- September 26, 1977– The Lord Jesus appeared to him. Filled him with the power of the Holy Spirit, and commanded him to train people to preach the Gospel.
- The first Institute of Power Ministry opened – Chennai, India: July 1980.
- August 12, 1983– The Holy Spirit guided him to build a Prayer Tower for those in need of prayers at any time of the day.
- July 25, 1985– The Lord Jesus appeared and revealed the plan for the young people who want to join as partners with Jesus Calls.
- Bethesda Prayer Center in Coimbatore, India, launched- October 10, 1993
- Karunya Institute of Technology opens a residential Engineering College following the divine plan of God- November 4, 1986.
THE GREAT SACRIFICE
On May 21, 1986, a great tragedy struck this servant of God. He lost his only beloved daughter, Angel. On his way from the airport for an important meeting regarding the establishment of Karunya Institute of Technology, they met with a car accident Shattered and broken by this terrible disaster, it took great courage and God’s strength to recover from this agony.
HONOUR AMONG THE LEADERS
Truly, Dr D.G.S. Dhinakaran was a man after God’s own heart, who prayed for brokenhearted people that our God would turn their sorrows into joy! He took healing to the people through the love & compassion of Jesus Christ. In a remark regarding the life of Dr D.G.S Dhinakaran, Dr Pat Robertson, Chairman of CBN, said, “Frankly, I cannot recall any figure in the Old Testament or New Testament who has had such a profound and ongoing encounter with the Deity.”
Great servants of God such as Rev. Pastor Benny Hinn, Dr Pat Robertson, Dr Dave Roberson, and Pastor John Osteen honoured Dr D.G.S. Dhinakaran as the Apostle of this age in India. Even the secular leaders and the leaders of the nations respected him and honoured him and sought his prayers and wisdom in times of need.
This great man of God, who obeyed the Lord and stood faithful in all the missions and plans given to him by God entered glory on February the 20th, 2008. Thousands of people came to have a glimpse of the man who stood in the gap to intercede for them.