By SALTY Admin
At one point in my life I thought the world and life itself was a coincidence.
Money was my motivation.
Purple haze and sour diesel was my preference.
Sex and pornography was an addiction.
I had more Jordans and SB’s than you had teeth, fingers and toes.
I was well known.
My image was who I was.
I was a cool kid.
I was my own God.
You couldn’t tell me anything. I ruled the world… hand in hand with Satan.
May 15, 2010 my life took a turn that nobody including myself expected. I was born again. God literally snatched me and said “My child, leave it all behind and follow my Son”. So I did just that: left the weed, left the girls, left the envy, left the pride, left the lust, left the darkness I was walking in and became a disciple. I was an avid atheist prior till – you could not tell me there was an “Almighty” or someone bigger than my understanding. If I couldn’t see it, I didn’t believe it.
Scripture says, “The god of this age has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God” (2 Corinthians 4:4) and that’s exactly what’s happening to so many of us; we are so full of pride, so full of sin… chasing our own desires. We are so stuck on getting that next high, seeking that next thrill, that bigger “action” that we do not even realize we are DYING joyfully with an eternal inferno waiting for our soul. People don’t understand that it is not God who sends the sinner to hell but you who make the conscious decision to continue walking in sin, and reject the Savior Jesus Christ who died for your sins:
“But He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5).
It makes no sense to most, until they are face to face with trouble, in a bind, or worse – death, and they call out His name to save them: JESUS.
If you don’t take my word for it, take His; and if you can’t take His, believe for the works’ sake. I’ve seen blind eyes open, kids come out of comas, lames get out of wheelchairs and walk, hearing restored, cancer healed – from prayer only. So please, I have walked down that road where “image is everything”, where who you are is not defined by your spirit but by who you know, what you say and wear, and how the majority sees you. I am telling you there is another side of life that iscrazy ill and filled with unfathomable peace. There is a God who loves you far more than your parents and far more than you love yourself. He loved us so much so to bear a Son to live and die for you. God raised Jesus from the dead and He sits at the right hand of God, constantly interceding for your sin, waiting on you to call on His name with your whole heart. Believe with your mouth and confess with your heart that He is Lord, and I promise you… haha, I’ll leave it there. #ThankMeLater
“But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”For there is no difference between Jew and Gentile—the same Lord is Lord of all and richly blesses all who call on him, for, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:8).
“You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:13-16).
Testimony by Javier Edwards – Disciple for Christ Jesus
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