One day I woke early in the morning to watch the sunrise. The beauty of God’s creation is beyond description. As I watched, I praised God for His beautiful work. As I sat there I felt the Lord’s presence with me. He asked me, “Son do you love me?”
I answered, “Of course God! You are my Lord and Savior!” Then He asked, “If you were physically handicapped, would you still love me?” I was perplexed. I looked down upon my arms, legs and the rest of my body and wondered how many things I wouldn’t be able to do, the things that I took for granted. And I answered, “It would be tough Lord, but I would still love you.”
Then the Lord said “If you were blind, would you still love my creation? How could I love something without being able to see it? Then I thought of all the blind people in the world and how many of them still loved God and His creation. So I answered, “It’s hard to think of it, but I would still love you my Lord.”
The Lord then asked me, “If you were deaf, would you still listen to my word?” How could I listen to anything being deaf? Then I understood. Listening to God’s Word is not merely using our ears, but our hearts. I answered, “It would be tough, but I would still listen to your word.”
The Lord then asked, “If you were mute, would you still praise my name?” How could I praise without a voice? Then it occurred to me: God wants us to sing from our very heart and soul. It never matters what we sound like. And praising God is not always with a song, but when we are persecuted, we give God praise with our words of thanks.
So I answered, “Though I could not physically sing, I would still praise your name” And the Lord asked, “Do you really love me?” With courage and a strong conviction, I answered boldly, “Yes Lord! I love you because you are the one and true God!”
I thought I had answered well, but…God asked, “Then Why Do You Sin?” I answered, “Because I am only human. I am not perfect.” He continues “Then why in times of peace do you stray the furthest? Why only in times of trouble do you pray the earnest?” No answers. Only tears.
The Lord continued: “Why only sing at church fellowships and crusade? Why seek me only in times of worship? Why ask things so selfishly? Why ask things so unfaithfully? The tears continued to roll down my cheeks.
The Lord continues, “Why are you ashamed of me? Why are you not spreading the good news? Why in times of persecution, you cry to others when I offer my shoulder to cry on? Why make excuses when I give you opportunities to serve in my name?”
I tried to answer, but there was no answer to give. “You are blessed with life. I made you not to throw this gift away. I have blessed you with talents to serve me, but you continue to turn away. I have revealed my word to you, but you do not gain in knowledge.
I have spoken to you but your ears were closed. I have shown my blessings to you, but your eyes were turned away. I have sent you servants, but you sat idly by as they were pushed away. I have heard your prayers and I have answered them all, Do You Truly Love Me?
I could not answer. How could I? I was embarrassed beyond belief. I had no excuse. What could I say to this? When I my heart had cried out and the tears had flowed, I said, “Please forgive me Lord. I am unworthy to be your child”
The Lord answered, “That is my Grace, my child.” I asked, “Then why do you continue to forgive me? Why do you love me so?” The Lord answered, “Because you are my creation. You are my child. I will never abandon you. When you cry, I will have compassion and cry with you.
When you shout with joy, I will laugh with you. When you are down, I will encourage you. When you fall, I will raise you up. When you are tired, I will carry you. I will be with you till the end of days, and I will love you forever.”
Never had I cried so hard before. How could I have been so cold? How could I have hurt God as I had done? I asked God, “How much do you love me?” The Lord stretched out His arms, and I saw His nail-pierced hands. I bowed down at the feet of Christ, my Savior. And for the first time, I truly prayed.
My friend, the love of God is beyond comprehends; he doesn’t love you because he wishes to love you. He doesn’t love you because you deserved it. He doesn’t manifest his love toward you because you are handsome, beautiful, riches, poor and perfect. He doesn’t plead unto you before he manifest his love unto you.
The love of God is always unconditional even when you were sinners he has already love you and offered his life willfully because he is love. Romans 5:8 “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us”
Today, am going to share a very remarkable true life story, a testimony of a beloved brother (Michael Marvin Afriyie) whom the Lord manifested his love, and he searches him out from the pit of immoralities and established his feet unto the path of righteousness.
The stricken thing about this testimony is that, the love of God is always expressed in the life of sinners, he always loves us even when we rebel against him but he can’t force us to loves him. He can’t force his salvation upon us and neither compel us to embrace righteousness because he always respect and honor our free will or choice.
FORNICATION TURNS ME INTO A SEX SLAVE
My name is Michael Marvin Afriyie, I am 25 years and reside in Ghana. My life is a demonstration of the fact that God’s grace can reach to the guiltiest, vilest and worst sinner. He picks me up from the ruins of sin and transforms me into a beautiful heaven-bound saint. The story of my life pulsates with wonder and it attests to God’s ability to save the “chiefest of sinners.”(Like me)
Firstly i thank God through his son Jesus Christ for my Life. It is only by his tender mercy and compassion and his abundant Grace that has kept me a sinner alive. I was once an instrument of the devil (Satan). I thought I was having fun, moving on and sleeping with ladies after been saved and later backslided.
These evil acts lead me to masturbation, homosexuality, bestiality, incest as well as pornography. I was found in this entire act, which was the sins I sinned against my own body likewise also smoking weed, cigarettes, drugs, stealing, pride etc.
I pray, may God have mercy on this generation because there is a seductive destructive evil power behind this entire Act. You just imagine, if there are only two Demons assigned on each act, how many demons have I come into contact with? How many ladies have I slept with, animals, family members?
I don’t even know the name of some ladies i slept with and don’t know how many has committed abortions. Latterly when i counted I have slept with more than 20 ladies. Aside this i use to dance to please the devil through worldly dance both in schools, towns, clubs, pool parties etc.
All that i knew in my mind was Sex, Sex and Sex. This is really what now a day’s youth only think of how to dressed up and attract a lady/guy and from there leads to fornication. And along with fashion and dancing calling it swag which was leading me straight to eternal Hell Fire (majority of my friends were learning from me}.
Please let us love not this world, 1 John 2:15-17 “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever”
Please just as God’s grace was sufficient for me…likewise you too run to him and he will save you and cleanse you from all your filthiness, Isaiah 1:18 “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool”
Ezekiel 36:25-29 “Then will I sprinkle clean water upon you, and ye shall be clean: from all your filthiness, and from all your idols, will I cleanse you. A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.
And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them. And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God. I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you”
I did found myself fornicating with family members, dogs, hen and end up with harlots (Prostitutes), Homosexuality. It then gets to a time I will be in school class and masturbating and also taking an abusive drug in order to have sex by pleasing a lady. Please if you are in this act flee because the last bus stop to this is Hell.
You might see it as fun but I am telling you is your coffin you’re are mingling with and embracing. You are ignorantly gathering fire woods that will burn and consumed you in Hell fire for eternity. The solution is to flee from it and come to Jesus Christ and he will uplift all your burdens,
Matthew 11:28-30 ” Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light”
Through fornication I even tattooed one of my girlfriend names on my thighs. Aside all this bitterness, pride, anger, quick temper, arrogant, Stealing, lasciviousness, Idolatry, wrath, reveling, strife, seditions and foolishness were all bonus to me from the Devil.
Please I am speaking of experience of what made God to destroy Sodom and Gomorrah and three and twenty thousand Israelite in wilderness (23,000). Now a day’s youth called it fun. Am pleading to you, that your so called boyfriend or Girlfriend is your well decorated coffin you are seeing.
Let me tell you, you think you are in love with your so called boyfriend and girlfriend that no one can separate you but am telling you woe unto you if you don’t flee from him or her, it’s a demon that is controlling him or her to perfectly drag you to Hell.
Listen please don’t wake up at the wrong side of eternity, like i said don’t mingle with your coffin, Proverbs 14:12 “There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death” Proverb 23:27 “For a whore is a deep ditch; and a strange woman is a narrow pit”
Proverb 5:1-8 “My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine ear to my understanding: That thou mayest regard discretion, and that thy lips may keep knowledge. For the lips of a strange woman drop as an honeycomb, and her mouth is smoother than oil: But her end is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two edged sword.
Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Hell. Lest thou shouldest ponder the path of life, her ways are moveable, that thou canst not know them. Hear me now therefore, O ye children, and depart not from the words of my mouth. Remove thy way far from her, and come not nigh the door of her house”
Brethren this act turns me into an animal. Sometimes i would be sleeping with the ladies outside. Things that were practice by animals was now done by me hence by the Grace of God I am made whole again. Moreover little did I know I was destroying the Temple of God and anyone who is in Sexual bondage is in two troubles…
- Your are destroying God’s temple which is your body.
- Satan will certainly have free access to your body.
1 Corinthians 6:16-20 “What? know ye not that he which is joined to an harlot is one body? for two, saith he, shall be one flesh. But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit. Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that committeth fornication sinneth against his own body.
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s”
Let us flee from sexual immorality for the devil is using it to harvest more souls to Hell. Please hearken unto this testimony and make a good decision for only God knows what happens to me whenever this Seductive evil ranges against me. Imagining what I have deposited into the marine world through this evil act. It get to a time i was the landlord of harlots and whiles been their landlords i did slept with some of them.
Brethren this evil acts turns me into an animal because i could even sense someone who is in that act. But now my Hope is in Christ Jesus, His strength is made perfect in my weakness! When I am weak then am Strong and greater is he that is in me, Than he that is in the world, John 4:4 “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world”
Jesus Loves you and so do I. Don’t call what is wickedness unto God a fun. Remember no fornicator shall inherit the Holy Kingdom Of God, 1 Corinthians 6:9-10 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God”
THE SAVIOR’S CALL.
Come unto me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and i will give you rest….. (Matthew 11:28-30) The fountain of the blood of Jesus Christ is still as effective as ever; every sinner that plunges himself therein shall be washed through and through. The Power of sexual sin is meant to destroy you, don’t embrace it.
If you will not humble yourself today and accept Jesus Christ and his undying love, you are simply on your way to eternal shame and anguish in hell. To get rid of the “sexual immoralities” tag placed on you, and have your name removed from the Book Of Death and entered into the precious Book Of Life that is written in gold, sincerely and seriously follow these steps:
- Believe that Jesus Christ died for you because of your sins, confess and accept him as your Lord and personal savior.
- Genuinely repent of all your sins, confess them to the Lord and ask Him to forgive you, Have faith that he has set you free from every sexual immoralities and resolve not to go back to sin.
- Tell others about your new found faith and savior.
- Look for a genuine bible believing Church around you and identify with them.