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« on: May 27, 2016, 07:10:51 AM »
Hello TeamJesusPreachers,

Peace be unto you, all my brothers and sisters in Christ! I've been an avid YouTube watcher of all of your evangelising videos, and just want to say God bless your ministry; it's all for the glory of God! As for everyone else here, my name is Jason, I'm a native New Yorker. I'm a born again Christian and live for the Lord every day!

Jesus chose me out of this fallen world and I praise him every day and stay in the word. Before being saved I was like most I grew up in a single household. My father left when I was 7-8 years old. I can still remember one of my last moments was when he stopped by for my birthday and I had a smurf vanilla cake. I didn't see him ever again after that, the only contact I had with him was when he would call me years at a time on a fathers day. It was selfish but at the time my dad was everything to me and I gave my mom a hard time because I blamed that my dad was no longer around. It took a long time for me to realize that my mom was a strong woman and deserved better from me.

Fast forward to my late teens/young adulthood. I played in a well known New York hardcore band and was around lewdness, drinking and drugs. I did so many horrible things at the time, being involved with gangs, fornication, pornography, lust, adultery, murder in my heart, selling drugs etc... I would go to ungodly clubs at a later age called Soundfactory, Crowbar etc... These were techno dance clubs which I would go there at 10pm and come out at 5 in the afternoon, these crazy after hour clubs, filled with extasy and my sunglasses on so people couldn't see my eyes and how drugged up I was.

The only good thing that came out of it was, I met my future wife there, she was also pretty much at the end of her rope like me. Since then we have been together for almost 9 going on 10 years. Praise God! While growing up I always said I was agnostic but in my conscience, I somehow knew God existed. What really made me know God was calling me to his purpose how he put me in touch with a fellow Christian.

At the time, I was not saved and I would go to an event in Brooklyn, I knew a lot of people there. There was this one girl I never spoke with and she used to work at a particular company in Brooklyn. After about a year of me working a new job, she started working there also. When I saw her I told her I would go to that event and knew the same people she did.

We became good friends while working there. As time went on we would talk about all of the crazy things happening in the world. One day she asked me if I was a Christian, I told her no why? She said the way you talk seems like you might be. I didn't think anything of it. And we would carry on our conversations, and though out different conversations she would ask the same question saying are you sure you are not a Christian? And I would say yes I'm sure I'm not. Before giving my life to Christ I was attending a gym illegally for a few months. And a guy at the front desk did a system search on me when I tried to come in, he said I was not a member but I lied and said the system was wrong. He said ok I'll take your word for it. The days after that I was feeling so convicted and felt as I needed to go back and tell him and ask for his forgiveness. I was struggling with this thought and didn't know if I would see him because I never saw him before and he told me he normally works at another location.

The Holy Spirit made me go back the next day and I found the guy told him and he forgave me. After that I repented of my sins and give my life over to Jesus I've become a completely new person, it's amazing! All of the things I used to do curse, listening to worldly music, lusting after women, porn, idolatry in sports or movies, drugs (smoking, drinking) etc. Have been completely removed from my life, I no longer do any of those things and don't have the urge to do them anymore. Now, when I hear someone using filthy communication it bothers me a lot as well as other sins people indulge in. Thank you, Lord, for making me a new creation, all glory be to God!

I also want to thank Brother Adam and Brother JK. Adam and I have spoken on YouTube and I've recently been in touch with Brother JK after purchasing a shirt from his site. Also, I forget the fellow Brother's name, I know he is from the Dominican Republic and has been evangelizing with you. I would like to get in touch with him as my family is originally from Puerto Rico I have some questions for him, and I'm sure we would have a lot in common.

Thank you,

Jason

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Re: My testimony
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2016, 08:45:19 AM »
Hello TeamJesusPreachers,

Peace be unto you, all my brothers and sisters in Christ! I've been an avid YouTube watcher of all of your evangelising videos, and just want to say God bless your ministry; it's all for the glory of God! As for everyone else here, my name is Jason, I'm a native New Yorker. I'm a born again Christian and live for the Lord every day!

Jesus chose me out of this fallen world and I praise him every day and stay in the word. Before being saved I was like most I grew up in a single household. My father left when I was 7-8 years old. I can still remember one of my last moments was when he stopped by for my birthday and I had a smurf vanilla cake. I didn't see him ever again after that, the only contact I had with him was when he would call me years at a time on a fathers day. It was selfish but at the time my dad was everything to me and I gave my mom a hard time because I blamed that my dad was no longer around. It took a long time for me to realize that my mom was a strong woman and deserved better from me.

Fast forward to my late teens/young adulthood. I played in a well known New York hardcore band and was around lewdness, drinking and drugs. I did so many horrible things at the time, being involved with gangs, fornication, pornography, lust, adultery, murder in my heart, selling drugs etc... I would go to ungodly clubs at a later age called Soundfactory, Crowbar etc... These were techno dance clubs which I would go there at 10pm and come out at 5 in the afternoon, these crazy after hour clubs, filled with extasy and my sunglasses on so people couldn't see my eyes and how drugged up I was.

The only good thing that came out of it was, I met my future wife there, she was also pretty much at the end of her rope like me. Since then we have been together for almost 9 going on 10 years. Praise God! While growing up I always said I was agnostic but in my conscience, I somehow knew God existed. What really made me know God was calling me to his purpose how he put me in touch with a fellow Christian.

At the time, I was not saved and I would go to an event in Brooklyn, I knew a lot of people there. There was this one girl I never spoke with and she used to work at a particular company in Brooklyn. After about a year of me working a new job, she started working there also. When I saw her I told her I would go to that event and knew the same people she did.

We became good friends while working there. As time went on we would talk about all of the crazy things happening in the world. One day she asked me if I was a Christian, I told her no why? She said the way you talk seems like you might be. I didn't think anything of it. And we would carry on our conversations, and though out different conversations she would ask the same question saying are you sure you are not a Christian? And I would say yes I'm sure I'm not. Before giving my life to Christ I was attending a gym illegally for a few months. And a guy at the front desk did a system search on me when I tried to come in, he said I was not a member but I lied and said the system was wrong. He said ok I'll take your word for it. The days after that I was feeling so convicted and felt as I needed to go back and tell him and ask for his forgiveness. I was struggling with this thought and didn't know if I would see him because I never saw him before and he told me he normally works at another location.

The Holy Spirit made me go back the next day and I found the guy told him and he forgave me. After that I repented of my sins and give my life over to Jesus I've become a completely new person, it's amazing! All of the things I used to do curse, listening to worldly music, lusting after women, porn, idolatry in sports or movies, drugs (smoking, drinking) etc. Have been completely removed from my life, I no longer do any of those things and don't have the urge to do them anymore. Now, when I hear someone using filthy communication it bothers me a lot as well as other sins people indulge in. Thank you, Lord, for making me a new creation, all glory be to God!

I also want to thank Brother Adam and Brother JK. Adam and I have spoken on YouTube and I've recently been in touch with Brother JK after purchasing a shirt from his site. Also, I forget the fellow Brother's name, I know he is from the Dominican Republic and has been evangelizing with you. I would like to get in touch with him as my family is originally from Puerto Rico I have some questions for him, and I'm sure we would have a lot in common.

Thank you,

Jason

Praise God!!!  Awesome testimony of redemption and regeneration.  I just moved from New York.  I was upstate a bit in Newburgh but I used to do a lot of evangelism in the city, mostly Hunts Point.  What part are you from brother?

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« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2016, 07:54:08 AM »
Hello TeamJesusPreachers,

Peace be unto you, all my brothers and sisters in Christ! I've been an avid YouTube watcher of all of your evangelising videos, and just want to say God bless your ministry; it's all for the glory of God! As for everyone else here, my name is Jason, I'm a native New Yorker. I'm a born again Christian and live for the Lord every day!

Jesus chose me out of this fallen world and I praise him every day and stay in the word. Before being saved I was like most I grew up in a single household. My father left when I was 7-8 years old. I can still remember one of my last moments was when he stopped by for my birthday and I had a smurf vanilla cake. I didn't see him ever again after that, the only contact I had with him was when he would call me years at a time on a fathers day. It was selfish but at the time my dad was everything to me and I gave my mom a hard time because I blamed that my dad was no longer around. It took a long time for me to realize that my mom was a strong woman and deserved better from me.

Fast forward to my late teens/young adulthood. I played in a well known New York hardcore band and was around lewdness, drinking and drugs. I did so many horrible things at the time, being involved with gangs, fornication, pornography, lust, adultery, murder in my heart, selling drugs etc... I would go to ungodly clubs at a later age called Soundfactory, Crowbar etc... These were techno dance clubs which I would go there at 10pm and come out at 5 in the afternoon, these crazy after hour clubs, filled with extasy and my sunglasses on so people couldn't see my eyes and how drugged up I was.

The only good thing that came out of it was, I met my future wife there, she was also pretty much at the end of her rope like me. Since then we have been together for almost 9 going on 10 years. Praise God! While growing up I always said I was agnostic but in my conscience, I somehow knew God existed. What really made me know God was calling me to his purpose how he put me in touch with a fellow Christian.

At the time, I was not saved and I would go to an event in Brooklyn, I knew a lot of people there. There was this one girl I never spoke with and she used to work at a particular company in Brooklyn. After about a year of me working a new job, she started working there also. When I saw her I told her I would go to that event and knew the same people she did.

We became good friends while working there. As time went on we would talk about all of the crazy things happening in the world. One day she asked me if I was a Christian, I told her no why? She said the way you talk seems like you might be. I didn't think anything of it. And we would carry on our conversations, and though out different conversations she would ask the same question saying are you sure you are not a Christian? And I would say yes I'm sure I'm not. Before giving my life to Christ I was attending a gym illegally for a few months. And a guy at the front desk did a system search on me when I tried to come in, he said I was not a member but I lied and said the system was wrong. He said ok I'll take your word for it. The days after that I was feeling so convicted and felt as I needed to go back and tell him and ask for his forgiveness. I was struggling with this thought and didn't know if I would see him because I never saw him before and he told me he normally works at another location.

The Holy Spirit made me go back the next day and I found the guy told him and he forgave me. After that I repented of my sins and give my life over to Jesus I've become a completely new person, it's amazing! All of the things I used to do curse, listening to worldly music, lusting after women, porn, idolatry in sports or movies, drugs (smoking, drinking) etc. Have been completely removed from my life, I no longer do any of those things and don't have the urge to do them anymore. Now, when I hear someone using filthy communication it bothers me a lot as well as other sins people indulge in. Thank you, Lord, for making me a new creation, all glory be to God!

I also want to thank Brother Adam and Brother JK. Adam and I have spoken on YouTube and I've recently been in touch with Brother JK after purchasing a shirt from his site. Also, I forget the fellow Brother's name, I know he is from the Dominican Republic and has been evangelizing with you. I would like to get in touch with him as my family is originally from Puerto Rico I have some questions for him, and I'm sure we would have a lot in common.

Thank you,

Jason

Praise God!!!  Awesome testimony of redemption and regeneration.  I just moved from New York.  I was upstate a bit in Newburgh but I used to do a lot of evangelism in the city, mostly Hunts Point.  What part are you from brother?

No way really I'm from Hunt's Point, I lived around the corner from Spofford. I also used to go to upstate Newburgh as well. At the time before I was saved when I played in my band I would play shows there. I moved from New York also, went overseas. Praise God!!!

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« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2016, 07:23:15 PM »
Hello TeamJesusPreachers,

Peace be unto you, all my brothers and sisters in Christ! I've been an avid YouTube watcher of all of your evangelising videos, and just want to say God bless your ministry; it's all for the glory of God! As for everyone else here, my name is Jason, I'm a native New Yorker. I'm a born again Christian and live for the Lord every day!

Jesus chose me out of this fallen world and I praise him every day and stay in the word. Before being saved I was like most I grew up in a single household. My father left when I was 7-8 years old. I can still remember one of my last moments was when he stopped by for my birthday and I had a smurf vanilla cake. I didn't see him ever again after that, the only contact I had with him was when he would call me years at a time on a fathers day. It was selfish but at the time my dad was everything to me and I gave my mom a hard time because I blamed that my dad was no longer around. It took a long time for me to realize that my mom was a strong woman and deserved better from me.

Fast forward to my late teens/young adulthood. I played in a well known New York hardcore band and was around lewdness, drinking and drugs. I did so many horrible things at the time, being involved with gangs, fornication, pornography, lust, adultery, murder in my heart, selling drugs etc... I would go to ungodly clubs at a later age called Soundfactory, Crowbar etc... These were techno dance clubs which I would go there at 10pm and come out at 5 in the afternoon, these crazy after hour clubs, filled with extasy and my sunglasses on so people couldn't see my eyes and how drugged up I was.

The only good thing that came out of it was, I met my future wife there, she was also pretty much at the end of her rope like me. Since then we have been together for almost 9 going on 10 years. Praise God! While growing up I always said I was agnostic but in my conscience, I somehow knew God existed. What really made me know God was calling me to his purpose how he put me in touch with a fellow Christian.

At the time, I was not saved and I would go to an event in Brooklyn, I knew a lot of people there. There was this one girl I never spoke with and she used to work at a particular company in Brooklyn. After about a year of me working a new job, she started working there also. When I saw her I told her I would go to that event and knew the same people she did.

We became good friends while working there. As time went on we would talk about all of the crazy things happening in the world. One day she asked me if I was a Christian, I told her no why? She said the way you talk seems like you might be. I didn't think anything of it. And we would carry on our conversations, and though out different conversations she would ask the same question saying are you sure you are not a Christian? And I would say yes I'm sure I'm not. Before giving my life to Christ I was attending a gym illegally for a few months. And a guy at the front desk did a system search on me when I tried to come in, he said I was not a member but I lied and said the system was wrong. He said ok I'll take your word for it. The days after that I was feeling so convicted and felt as I needed to go back and tell him and ask for his forgiveness. I was struggling with this thought and didn't know if I would see him because I never saw him before and he told me he normally works at another location.

The Holy Spirit made me go back the next day and I found the guy told him and he forgave me. After that I repented of my sins and give my life over to Jesus I've become a completely new person, it's amazing! All of the things I used to do curse, listening to worldly music, lusting after women, porn, idolatry in sports or movies, drugs (smoking, drinking) etc. Have been completely removed from my life, I no longer do any of those things and don't have the urge to do them anymore. Now, when I hear someone using filthy communication it bothers me a lot as well as other sins people indulge in. Thank you, Lord, for making me a new creation, all glory be to God!

I also want to thank Brother Adam and Brother JK. Adam and I have spoken on YouTube and I've recently been in touch with Brother JK after purchasing a shirt from his site. Also, I forget the fellow Brother's name, I know he is from the Dominican Republic and has been evangelizing with you. I would like to get in touch with him as my family is originally from Puerto Rico I have some questions for him, and I'm sure we would have a lot in common.

Thank you,

Jason

Praise God!!!  Awesome testimony of redemption and regeneration.  I just moved from New York.  I was upstate a bit in Newburgh but I used to do a lot of evangelism in the city, mostly Hunts Point.  What part are you from brother?

No way really I'm from Hunt's Point, I lived around the corner from Spofford. I also used to go to upstate Newburgh as well. At the time before I was saved when I played in my band I would play shows there. I moved from New York also, went overseas. Praise God!!!

I used to preach outside of the hunts point station, you know the stairs leading down to the subway.  If it was raining we would go down and preach in the subway.    We would also preach at a bus stop on Southern Blvd.  I believe there was a payless shoe store there. 

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« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2016, 03:06:00 AM »
Hello TeamJesusPreachers,

Peace be unto you, all my brothers and sisters in Christ! I've been an avid YouTube watcher of all of your evangelising videos, and just want to say God bless your ministry; it's all for the glory of God! As for everyone else here, my name is Jason, I'm a native New Yorker. I'm a born again Christian and live for the Lord every day!

Jesus chose me out of this fallen world and I praise him every day and stay in the word. Before being saved I was like most I grew up in a single household. My father left when I was 7-8 years old. I can still remember one of my last moments was when he stopped by for my birthday and I had a smurf vanilla cake. I didn't see him ever again after that, the only contact I had with him was when he would call me years at a time on a fathers day. It was selfish but at the time my dad was everything to me and I gave my mom a hard time because I blamed that my dad was no longer around. It took a long time for me to realize that my mom was a strong woman and deserved better from me.

Fast forward to my late teens/young adulthood. I played in a well known New York hardcore band and was around lewdness, drinking and drugs. I did so many horrible things at the time, being involved with gangs, fornication, pornography, lust, adultery, murder in my heart, selling drugs etc... I would go to ungodly clubs at a later age called Soundfactory, Crowbar etc... These were techno dance clubs which I would go there at 10pm and come out at 5 in the afternoon, these crazy after hour clubs, filled with extasy and my sunglasses on so people couldn't see my eyes and how drugged up I was.

The only good thing that came out of it was, I met my future wife there, she was also pretty much at the end of her rope like me. Since then we have been together for almost 9 going on 10 years. Praise God! While growing up I always said I was agnostic but in my conscience, I somehow knew God existed. What really made me know God was calling me to his purpose how he put me in touch with a fellow Christian.

At the time, I was not saved and I would go to an event in Brooklyn, I knew a lot of people there. There was this one girl I never spoke with and she used to work at a particular company in Brooklyn. After about a year of me working a new job, she started working there also. When I saw her I told her I would go to that event and knew the same people she did.

We became good friends while working there. As time went on we would talk about all of the crazy things happening in the world. One day she asked me if I was a Christian, I told her no why? She said the way you talk seems like you might be. I didn't think anything of it. And we would carry on our conversations, and though out different conversations she would ask the same question saying are you sure you are not a Christian? And I would say yes I'm sure I'm not. Before giving my life to Christ I was attending a gym illegally for a few months. And a guy at the front desk did a system search on me when I tried to come in, he said I was not a member but I lied and said the system was wrong. He said ok I'll take your word for it. The days after that I was feeling so convicted and felt as I needed to go back and tell him and ask for his forgiveness. I was struggling with this thought and didn't know if I would see him because I never saw him before and he told me he normally works at another location.

The Holy Spirit made me go back the next day and I found the guy told him and he forgave me. After that I repented of my sins and give my life over to Jesus I've become a completely new person, it's amazing! All of the things I used to do curse, listening to worldly music, lusting after women, porn, idolatry in sports or movies, drugs (smoking, drinking) etc. Have been completely removed from my life, I no longer do any of those things and don't have the urge to do them anymore. Now, when I hear someone using filthy communication it bothers me a lot as well as other sins people indulge in. Thank you, Lord, for making me a new creation, all glory be to God!

I also want to thank Brother Adam and Brother JK. Adam and I have spoken on YouTube and I've recently been in touch with Brother JK after purchasing a shirt from his site. Also, I forget the fellow Brother's name, I know he is from the Dominican Republic and has been evangelizing with you. I would like to get in touch with him as my family is originally from Puerto Rico I have some questions for him, and I'm sure we would have a lot in common.

Thank you,

Jason

Praise God!!!  Awesome testimony of redemption and regeneration.  I just moved from New York.  I was upstate a bit in Newburgh but I used to do a lot of evangelism in the city, mostly Hunts Point.  What part are you from brother?

No way really I'm from Hunt's Point, I lived around the corner from Spofford. I also used to go to upstate Newburgh as well. At the time before I was saved when I played in my band I would play shows there. I moved from New York also, went overseas. Praise God!!!

I used to preach outside of the hunts point station, you know the stairs leading down to the subway.  If it was raining we would go down and preach in the subway.    We would also preach at a bus stop on Southern Blvd.  I believe there was a payless shoe store there.

I know it very well I would always take the 6 train into the city. I never saw anyone preaching when I was still there. At the time, I was definitely not saved. If I was still there I would be right there with you preaching the word, Lord knows the people there need it with all of the stuff happening there.

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« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2016, 12:26:04 PM »
awesome testimony! Praise the Lord!

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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 05:45:38 AM »
awesome testimony! Praise the Lord!

Thanks, Brother Rick! It's amazing how God can radically change a sinner, it's like going from night to day, darkness to light. After being saved I now longer feel that I'm in bondage as I was before. I conquered all of my sins but still pray to the Lord every day to continue to give me strength to overcome. I'm aware that keeping myself around my brothers and sisters also helps hence the reason I'm here. Praise God!

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2016, 06:29:23 PM »
awesome testimony! Praise the Lord!

Thanks, Brother Rick! It's amazing how God can radically change a sinner, it's like going from night to day, darkness to light. After being saved I now longer feel that I'm in bondage as I was before. I conquered all of my sins but still pray to the Lord every day to continue to give me strength to overcome. I'm aware that keeping myself around my brothers and sisters also helps hence the reason I'm here. Praise God!


Philipiians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2016, 06:24:35 AM »
awesome testimony! Praise the Lord!

Thanks, Brother Rick! It's amazing how God can radically change a sinner, it's like going from night to day, darkness to light. After being saved I now longer feel that I'm in bondage as I was before. I conquered all of my sins but still pray to the Lord every day to continue to give me strength to overcome. I'm aware that keeping myself around my brothers and sisters also helps hence the reason I'm here. Praise God!


Philipiians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

This is one of my favorite verses from the Apostle Paul. Thanks brother Rick for posting this. I'm always pressing into the Kingdom.

Matthew 11:12 (KJV) 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2017, 09:13:57 AM »
awesome testimony! Praise the Lord!

Thanks, Brother Rick! It's amazing how God can radically change a sinner, it's like going from night to day, darkness to light. After being saved I now longer feel that I'm in bondage as I was before. I conquered all of my sins but still pray to the Lord every day to continue to give me strength to overcome. I'm aware that keeping myself around my brothers and sisters also helps hence the reason I'm here. Praise God!


Philipiians 3:7 But what things were gain to me, these I have counted loss for Christ. 8 Yet indeed I also count all things loss for the excellence of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and count them as rubbish, that I may gain Christ 9 and be found in Him, not having my own righteousness, which is from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which is from God by faith; 10 that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death, 11 if, by any means, I may attain to the resurrection from the dead.

12 Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. 13 Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, 14 I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.

This is one of my favorite verses from the Apostle Paul. Thanks brother Rick for posting this. I'm always pressing into the Kingdom.

Matthew 11:12 (KJV) 12 And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force.

This is one of my favs too!

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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2018, 01:00:43 AM »
Just want to thank God for raising brave preachers like you guys. America needs you. America and the rest of the world is a mission field to all who do not know Him. Continue to preach Jesus as the Holy Spirit leads you. They do not realize that they need the One who is the only one who can save them from themselves and the evil one. Le us always trusting Him, and be obedient to Him who has come and will come again.

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Re: My testimony
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2018, 11:12:30 PM »
I just want to share where I came from, my testimony is not complete though. I went to a Christian school growing up and was a good kid. After moving and attending public school I didn't have many friends my popular sister let me hang out with her which unfortunately pulled me into the wrong crowd. I was 14, and ended up in the hands of a bad man who traumatized me, shortly after my parents got divorced. I smoked weed to numb the pain, I was lost because of these things happening and no longer trusting anybody or anything to keep me safe since my friends and family betrayed me. I never told anybody what happened and bottled it in, two years later I willingly gave into being sexually immoral since I felt I was already damaged it didn't matter. I started drinking, doing HARD drugs, and being promiscuous. Then at 17 I got pregnant (2 months prior didn't do any hard drugs thank God), I considered having an abortion. At my appointment a nurse looked me in the eye and said "you don't want to do this" and when I said I thought I did she told me I still had time to come back but I wasn't getting one that day and sent me out. She may have been an angel. I split from my sons dad when he was 2, we were not married and he made me feel very used. Having a child made me more responsible but I still smoked weed and sometimes drank but no more hard drugs. 2 years later I had my first boyfriend since my sons dad who turned out to be a bad man, he was abusive and manipulative. After a year of that I broke it off and became extremely promiscious, I partied every chance I had, got wasted almost every night, and eventually did cocaine again, and lost my job of 6 years. I didn't learn my lesson, I lost nearly everything except my weekends with my son, it was the worst year of my life. I couldn't find work and would get gas money from the many men I would hook up with. I found a new full time job after a year of doing this and eventually the promiscuity got to me and I was alone and falling to pieces. The new job gave me benefits and I decided to talk to a counselor, this was the most unhelpful thing I could have had at that time I was so lost. I never went back there. I developed allergies to alcohol so I stopped drinking and stopped the cocaine since I wasn't hanging with the drinking buddies who supplied it. Over the years I also struggled with an eating disorder,  that and weed were my two companions. After getting interested in truther videos and came back to being interested in God. I realized the things he had done over the years like he was chasing me the whole time. I connected with a friend on facebook and we started a (immoral) relationship. I never would deny God and he and I would discuss it, but he didn't understand how I felt about God I literally could feel Him during situations in my life He was there with me. This ended up pulling me closer to God and breaking off the relationship with the guy after a year. I found a Christian counselor who uses the bible and prayer through everything, she has helped me recognize the hardness of my heart because of the sin that crept in especially after the trauma. I am still struggling with sin but fight every day, this is something I've lived with for 14 years and have tried everything but God to fix it. Coming to the Lord has been the only thing that makes me feel comforted and calmed my heart. I've been running in my lies and selfishness for far too long.
To be continued...
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Re: My testimony
« Reply #12 on: January 14, 2018, 09:37:15 PM »
I just want to share where I came from, my testimony is not complete though. I went to a Christian school growing up and was a good kid. After moving and attending public school I didn't have many friends my popular sister let me hang out with her which unfortunately pulled me into the wrong crowd. I was 14, and ended up in the hands of a bad man who traumatized me, shortly after my parents got divorced. I smoked weed to numb the pain, I was lost because of these things happening and no longer trusting anybody or anything to keep me safe since my friends and family betrayed me. I never told anybody what happened and bottled it in, two years later I willingly gave into being sexually immoral since I felt I was already damaged it didn't matter. I started drinking, doing HARD drugs, and being promiscuous. Then at 17 I got pregnant (2 months prior didn't do any hard drugs thank God), I considered having an abortion. At my appointment a nurse looked me in the eye and said "you don't want to do this" and when I said I thought I did she told me I still had time to come back but I wasn't getting one that day and sent me out. She may have been an angel. I split from my sons dad when he was 2, we were not married and he made me feel very used. Having a child made me more responsible but I still smoked weed and sometimes drank but no more hard drugs. 2 years later I had my first boyfriend since my sons dad who turned out to be a bad man, he was abusive and manipulative. After a year of that I broke it off and became extremely promiscious, I partied every chance I had, got wasted almost every night, and eventually did cocaine again, and lost my job of 6 years. I didn't learn my lesson, I lost nearly everything except my weekends with my son, it was the worst year of my life. I couldn't find work and would get gas money from the many men I would hook up with. I found a new full time job after a year of doing this and eventually the promiscuity got to me and I was alone and falling to pieces. The new job gave me benefits and I decided to talk to a counselor, this was the most unhelpful thing I could have had at that time I was so lost. I never went back there. I developed allergies to alcohol so I stopped drinking and stopped the cocaine since I wasn't hanging with the drinking buddies who supplied it. Over the years I also struggled with an eating disorder,  that and weed were my two companions. After getting interested in truther videos and came back to being interested in God. I realized the things he had done over the years like he was chasing me the whole time. I connected with a friend on facebook and we started a (immoral) relationship. I never would deny God and he and I would discuss it, but he didn't understand how I felt about God I literally could feel Him during situations in my life He was there with me. This ended up pulling me closer to God and breaking off the relationship with the guy after a year. I found a Christian counselor who uses the bible and prayer through everything, she has helped me recognize the hardness of my heart because of the sin that crept in especially after the trauma. I am still struggling with sin but fight every day, this is something I've lived with for 14 years and have tried everything but God to fix it. Coming to the Lord has been the only thing that makes me feel comforted and calmed my heart. I've been running in my lies and selfishness for far too long.
To be continued...

Where Is the part2 continuation? You have a great testimony in what God has done for you so far and your response but what sin are you still struggling with?