I shared this last year on this day. I think it’s worth sharing again with a few number changes.
God has pulled me and family through some seriously trying times this year... and the same still applies. “As long as I have breathe in my lungs, I will keep sharing what God has done for me.”
”9 years ago today, I died.
I've shared my testimony many times both long and short versions. And as long as I have breathe in my lungs, I will keep sharing what God has done for me.
So, what has God done for me?
I was living as a homosexual and an alcoholic, I was a horrible mother to my girls and was one the most self absorbed people anyone has ever met. I was, of course, a victim of this that or the other and had every excuse in the world to be sad and depressed. I was very "entitled".
The life I chose to live was one of sexual sin. YES. Homosexuality is a sin. You can disagree, but just know you are disagreeing with God. My choices led me to a depression that on my own I could not get out of.
On this day, 9 years ago, I decided to end my life. There was a moment, laying in my own blood, barely breathing, unable to form words, that I prayed. I asked God to save me.
He met me there that day on that cold floor. I thought I was completely alone, but He was there the whole time, patiently waiting.
I have since completely surrendered my life to Him. My life today is better than it ever was.
I am so excited about what the Lord is doing in my life and what He is calling me to do.
The salvation He offers is free to you and me. Jesus paid the price for our sin... ALL of our sin. No, we do not pick and choose what is sin or not, what is acceptable or not. We are to live for Him and obey Him alone according to His word.
In Acts 13:39 below it says "by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses." Meaning, we fail and cannot live a perfect righteous life. So Jesus came down and died on the cross so that our sins can be forgiven. How awesome and great is He!
My life is pretty awesome and blessed today, and I'm thankful for every breathe that He has given me. I'm thankful that on June 29, 2010 God answered my prayer, and is still answering my prayer to this day.
So, what has God done for me?
He has given me the gift of salvation.
He has redeemed me.
I have an abundance of joy that can only come from my Redeemer.
My life is restored, and is better than it has ever been.
9 years ago, I was born again.
38 Therefore let it be known to you, brethren, that through this Man is preached to you the forgiveness of sins; 39 and by Him everyone who believes is justified from all things from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.
46 Then Paul and Barnabas grew bold and said, “It was necessary that the word of God should be spoken to you first; but since you reject it, and judge yourselves unworthy of everlasting life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles. 47 For so the Lord has commanded us:
‘I have set you as a light to the Gentiles,
That you should be for salvation to the ends of the earth.’ ”
48 Now when the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and glorified the word of the Lord. And as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed.
52 And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.
To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.”
I will greatly rejoice in the Lord,
My soul shall be joyful in my God;
For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation,
He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,
As a bridegroom decks himself with ornaments,
And as a bride adorns herself with her jewels.”
As a reminder, everything presented on this site should be checked against scripture. I do my very best to provide sound teachings, research and documentation, but also realize I’m human and not with out error.
The research provided here might or might not be coming from a pastor. Please don’t take all research, researchers, authors found on this site as theologians. Some of the media & news is from news reporters and talk show host. They might include scripture, but please take your theology and doctrine from a solid Bible teacher and the Bible.
Some material presented here is for research purposes only and will provide information related to globalism and world deception. Therefore, be very discerning about who’s presenting information here on this site.
It's very rare, but sometimes necessary to add some commentary of my own to this site.
I've had a chance to learn and gain some perspective on the nature of man, since this site opened almost 2 years ago.
As most of you know, I've come from a place of being deceived (for my own personal story on deception "click" learn more or visit thelightofdeception.com on the top of this page) and with that deception came a time of much confusion.
During and after this time, I became extra
vigilant on checking teachers, authors, presenters backgrounds to be diligent on making sure this same deception didn't repeat itself or worse.
Not that I'm perfect in doing so by any means, but at least trying to cover all bases.
For the last 5+ years, I've become a researchers. I've taken Christian materials presented by pastors, teachers and authors back to the root of why or from what perception the person is writing from.
It's given me some insight into how easily man
can be swayed by cunning slight of hand word twisting.
Not that the person teaching or presenting the material even set out to do so, but their slight changes or twisting of the meaning of the biblical text (to cater to their topic) has or could lead to such error.
Some are knowingly adding, twisting and taking from scripture, but some started off steadfast and fell into error along the way.
I've come to believe, none of us are without error and therefore, checking to see if a man's
error is dangerous is assental in the life of every believer.
None of us are all knowing, we can only see in part.
With this in mind, I've come to the conclusion that even the best of teachers, with the best of attentions, need to be researched and all content offered by them needs to be check with the Word of God.
Many steadfast Bible teachers would encourage you to do same. Even with their own material.
Here are some simple questions to ask when getting started in research
1. Who is the author, teacher or presenter
2. What is their reason for writing or teaching
3. Where did they go to college/school and what church do they attend or did they attend
4. When did they start writing or teaching
5. Why are they so popular or well known (or the opposite)
Lots of who, what, where, when, why questions.
With this research, you can find out so much about a persons intent and purpose for writing or teaching before you ever lay your eyes or set your ears to their material.
Could save you a great deal of heartache.
After checking their background and you still feel safe about moving forward into their material.
Check everything they say or write against the Word of God.
There always seems to be truth within the lie or some lie within the truth. Either way, safeguard yourself with the Word of God and prayer.
Be armed, it's a battle and it's not getting easier.
I've learned a great deal about social media safety and security.
Although, it's been a blessing meeting people from all over the world. There's much to learn about different belief systems, unity, division, mysticism, people claiming to be in contact with God or Jesus, people claiming that Jesus is already here in China, miracles, healings, blessings etc.
There's so much going on in the name of God. How can we be sure anything is true?
This always takes me back to the Word of God. All things need to be tested against the Word of God in order to be sure what someone is claiming is true.
Test the spirits. Be vigilant and steadfast in these days. The devil would like to deceive the masses. Make sure what you are claiming is truly from God.
There's 2 systems running side by side with each other One truth, the other deceptive. The true Jesus Christ or the anti-Christ. You choose who you will serve.
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