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My name is Ivan. I am 23 years old. This is my testimony of how Jesus Christ has opened my eyes to see the truth. When I was in high school I became very interested in the king James Bible. I was reading it everyday and listening to the audio book. I understood just by looking at the world we live in, that there indeed is a creator. I instinctively drew toward Christianity. I heard good things about it and could see the wicked works and evil tongues of those from other beliefs, such as Islam and other doctrines of devils. I understood I was a sinner and was destined to hell. I watched many videos and did a lot of research. I always prayed to God that he give me wisdom and understanding. I really wanted to be saved and looked everywhere to what I should do. I was deceived by many at first believing false doctrines such as the trinity. Then slowly God began to show me his true identity through the scriptures.

I don't remember exactly when it happened, but after that time it really made me trust that the God of the Bible is real. I remember waking up in darkness not able to open my eyes and not able to move. I was scared so I called upon the name of the Lord. Every time I said "Jesus" or "Lord" I felt my entire body vibrate at a very low frequency and my insides felt like when you go down a roller coaster. At that time I felt the power behind the name of Jesus. Then I said the word beelzebub and all around me I heard the sound of many hooves stamping and the voices of many goats. I got scared and called on the name of Jesus and the sounds immediately vanished. Ever since that time I feared the name of Jesus, even to say it out loud, because I felt the power behind it. I was also always furious when I heard others saying his name loosely.

Sometime later, again when I was asleep, I got the same feeling as I did when I would say his name, but this time I saw not darkness but a sky. I was quickly ascending into the sky until I saw the shape of the face of Jesus Christ in the clouds. I wanted to go higher but then my eyes opened and I woke up. I told my mother that she must believe in Jesus and that he is real and is God. Through God's guidance only later did I get a better understanding of the scriptures, so that I could see the lies of this world.

I understood by the scriptures that there is only one God the Father and God is a Spirit. The Holy Ghost came unto Mary, which makes him the Father of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ tells the apostles that he is the Father, when he tells them that he and the father are one and how long did they not know Him. Also, he talks about the Son of Man coming down from heaven and going up to heaven, which means the Sprit was made flesh (come down from heaven) and then ascend after the resurrection, but what is key is that at the end he says "even the Son of man which is in Heaven". He is saying that even as he is on Earth in the flesh, he is still in heaven, because God is a Spirit and that Spirit is Jesus Christ.
Jesus tells them to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and then in the books of acts, what do they do? They baptize in the name of Jesus, which is the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the letters we also read about the Spirit of Christ. Isaiah prophesies of the messiah being called prince of peace and everlasting Father. It is clear that Jesus is the only God and the Son of God is the Father.

When I pray I do not pray to a "father" who is not the Son of God, Jesus Christ. I only pray to Jesus Christ directly. I bow down and pray to the Lord Jesus that he forgive me my sins and cleanse me of my filthiness through his blood and justify me through his resurrection, that one day I may live forever with no longer a carnal body, but an everlasting incorruptible body. I no longer sin because I believe on the Lord Jesus and my flesh is dead because of my trespasses by the law of Moses, but my spirit lives because Christ lives and is in me. I am now under the law of Faith. So as long as I continue to trust in the righteousness of God that through his work on the cross I am no longer unclean and I hope in my own resurrection because he rose from the dead.

Now simply believing will serve me nothing if I preach not the Gospel. I am to love God and love the brethren. When God separated the goats from the sheep, he explained that the sheep inherit the Kingdom because they have clothed the brethren and fed them and gave them to drink. These things he speaks of preaching the gospel, that through the Sacrifice of Christ we are no longer bound in the shackles of sin. We are no longer naked, but we are clothed with the white garments which is the righteousness of the Lord. We are fed the body of Christ and given to drink his blood. When we preach the true Gospel of God we are doing these things to the brethren. We are told that if we believe with all our heart that Christ rose from the dead and confess him with our mouth we will be saved. To love God is to believe on his Son and to love you neighbour is to preach the Gospel. The faith without works that is dead is when you confess not the Lord and don't clothe your naked brother and don't feed the starving brother. The commandment Jesus gave us is to love one another; and no greater love is that a man lay down his life for his friends. The love of God is the Gospel which is the word of God.

This world is full of false christs and sprits of deceit (though many of them unknowingly). Sometimes it is obvious like when they believe in a trinity that clearly denies Jesus Christ, who is the Father, is come in the flesh. Others more difficult. Just today I found a church near by that seemed to confess that Jesus is the Son of God, but after seeing that none of them had any understanding of the scriptures, I understood why. It was a different Jesus, not the Jesus that is written of in the King James Bible. They believe in a god who only has mercy on all and the free will of man is greater than their god's will. We see by the scriptures that Jesus created all things for himself. He is the Potter that makes from the same lump of clay vessels fitted for destruction and vessels for mercy. He will have mercy on whom he will have mercy and whom he hardens he hardens (the heart of man). God has predestined from the foundation of the world those who must be saved. He also waits with long-suffering for the last day that he may utterly destroy the wicked and show his wrath and power.

God is love indeed, but God is also a God to be feared and honoured and reverenced; that every knee should bow to him and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. Jesus is the King of kings and that includes the kings or presidents and leaders of this world. He raises up nasty and cruel leaders as a form of judgement because of the sins of the people. Just look at Pharaoh, God did not create him to be a vessel of mercy, he hardened his heart that he might show his power and that he may be glorified. Jesus says in the scripture that we did not chose him, but he chose us. It is also written that there is none that seek after God and none that have understanding. God is the one who saves: we can do nothing on our own. This is the difference; they say they believe in Jesus, but it is not the Jesus I believe in or the one the scriptures speaks of.

A few weeks ago, I got another vision from God. I was in a city on the coast of an ocean. It was dark and the wave on the beach were violent. I looked into the sky to see the stars, but I saw none. Then I saw what seemed like the moon appearing out of a cloud and at the same time I saw a circle much bigger than the moon in the dark sky. In the circle was clouds and a bright blue sky. I fell down on my knees and lifted my arms out toward the opening in the sky and praised Jesus Christ, saying things like Holy is the Lord Jesus Christ King of kings. Then I felt myself being lifted up into that circle and the sound of wind was very loud. Then I woke up. It happened around 11 am during a nap in broad daylight. Once also I went on vacation and was fishing on the beach at night (because it was not permitted during the day), after I caught a fish, I tilted my head back and look into the starry sky and gave thanks to the Lord and in that exact moment a shooting star went by right where I was looking. I am persuaded that I am of the Lord and I am not peaching lies, but truth!

Believe on the Lord Jesus for the remission of sins. Bow down to the Lord and humbly ask him for forgiveness and mercy, that he cleanse you with his unblemished blood which he shed on the cross and that he pour his Holy Spirit unto you and clothe you with his own righteousness and raise you up in the last day, because he rose from the dead. Pray to Jesus Christ! He is the only God that saves.
 

TabinRivCA

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My name is Ivan. I am 23 years old. This is my testimony of how Jesus Christ has opened my eyes to see the truth. When I was in high school I became very interested in the king James Bible. I was reading it everyday and listening to the audio book. I understood just by looking at the world we live in, that there indeed is a creator. I instinctively drew toward Christianity. I heard good things about it and could see the wicked works and evil tongues of those from other beliefs, such as Islam and other doctrines of devils. I understood I was a sinner and was destined to hell. I watched many videos and did a lot of research. I always prayed to God that he give me wisdom and understanding. I really wanted to be saved and looked everywhere to what I should do. I was deceived by many at first believing false doctrines such as the trinity. Then slowly God began to show me his true identity through the scriptures.

I don't remember exactly when it happened, but after that time it really made me trust that the God of the Bible is real. I remember waking up in darkness not able to open my eyes and not able to move. I was scared so I called upon the name of the Lord. Every time I said "Jesus" or "Lord" I felt my entire body vibrate at a very low frequency and my insides felt like when you go down a roller coaster. At that time I felt the power behind the name of Jesus. Then I said the word beelzebub and all around me I heard the sound of many hooves stamping and the voices of many goats. I got scared and called on the name of Jesus and the sounds immediately vanished. Ever since that time I feared the name of Jesus, even to say it out loud, because I felt the power behind it. I was also always furious when I heard others saying his name loosely.

Sometime later, again when I was asleep, I got the same feeling as I did when I would say his name, but this time I saw not darkness but a sky. I was quickly ascending into the sky until I saw the shape of the face of Jesus Christ in the clouds. I wanted to go higher but then my eyes opened and I woke up. I told my mother that she must believe in Jesus and that he is real and is God. Through God's guidance only later did I get a better understanding of the scriptures, so that I could see the lies of this world.

I understood by the scriptures that there is only one God the Father and God is a Spirit. The Holy Ghost came unto Mary, which makes him the Father of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ tells the apostles that he is the Father, when he tells them that he and the father are one and how long did they not know Him. Also, he talks about the Son of Man coming down from heaven and going up to heaven, which means the Sprit was made flesh (come down from heaven) and then ascend after the resurrection, but what is key is that at the end he says "even the Son of man which is in Heaven". He is saying that even as he is on Earth in the flesh, he is still in heaven, because God is a Spirit and that Spirit is Jesus Christ.
Jesus tells them to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and then in the books of acts, what do they do? They baptize in the name of Jesus, which is the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the letters we also read about the Spirit of Christ. Isaiah prophesies of the messiah being called prince of peace and everlasting Father. It is clear that Jesus is the only God and the Son of God is the Father.

When I pray I do not pray to a "father" who is not the Son of God, Jesus Christ. I only pray to Jesus Christ directly. I bow down and pray to the Lord Jesus that he forgive me my sins and cleanse me of my filthiness through his blood and justify me through his resurrection, that one day I may live forever with no longer a carnal body, but an everlasting incorruptible body. I no longer sin because I believe on the Lord Jesus and my flesh is dead because of my trespasses by the law of Moses, but my spirit lives because Christ lives and is in me. I am now under the law of Faith. So as long as I continue to trust in the righteousness of God that through his work on the cross I am no longer unclean and I hope in my own resurrection because he rose from the dead.

Now simply believing will serve me nothing if I preach not the Gospel. I am to love God and love the brethren. When God separated the goats from the sheep, he explained that the sheep inherit the Kingdom because they have clothed the brethren and fed them and gave them to drink. These things he speaks of preaching the gospel, that through the Sacrifice of Christ we are no longer bound in the shackles of sin. We are no longer naked, but we are clothed with the white garments which is the righteousness of the Lord. We are fed the body of Christ and given to drink his blood. When we preach the true Gospel of God we are doing these things to the brethren. We are told that if we believe with all our heart that Christ rose from the dead and confess him with our mouth we will be saved. To love God is to believe on his Son and to love you neighbour is to preach the Gospel. The faith without works that is dead is when you confess not the Lord and don't clothe your naked brother and don't feed the starving brother. The commandment Jesus gave us is to love one another; and no greater love is that a man lay down his life for his friends. The love of God is the Gospel which is the word of God.

This world is full of false christs and sprits of deceit (though many of them unknowingly). Sometimes it is obvious like when they believe in a trinity that clearly denies Jesus Christ, who is the Father, is come in the flesh. Others more difficult. Just today I found a church near by that seemed to confess that Jesus is the Son of God, but after seeing that none of them had any understanding of the scriptures, I understood why. It was a different Jesus, not the Jesus that is written of in the King James Bible. They believe in a god who only has mercy on all and the free will of man is greater than their god's will. We see by the scriptures that Jesus created all things for himself. He is the Potter that makes from the same lump of clay vessels fitted for destruction and vessels for mercy. He will have mercy on whom he will have mercy and whom he hardens he hardens (the heart of man). God has predestined from the foundation of the world those who must be saved. He also waits with long-suffering for the last day that he may utterly destroy the wicked and show his wrath and power.

God is love indeed, but God is also a God to be feared and honoured and reverenced; that every knee should bow to him and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. Jesus is the King of kings and that includes the kings or presidents and leaders of this world. He raises up nasty and cruel leaders as a form of judgement because of the sins of the people. Just look at Pharaoh, God did not create him to be a vessel of mercy, he hardened his heart that he might show his power and that he may be glorified. Jesus says in the scripture that we did not chose him, but he chose us. It is also written that there is none that seek after God and none that have understanding. God is the one who saves: we can do nothing on our own. This is the difference; they say they believe in Jesus, but it is not the Jesus I believe in or the one the scriptures speaks of.

A few weeks ago, I got another vision from God. I was in a city on the coast of an ocean. It was dark and the wave on the beach were violent. I looked into the sky to see the stars, but I saw none. Then I saw what seemed like the moon appearing out of a cloud and at the same time I saw a circle much bigger than the moon in the dark sky. In the circle was clouds and a bright blue sky. I fell down on my knees and lifted my arms out toward the opening in the sky and praised Jesus Christ, saying things like Holy is the Lord Jesus Christ King of kings. Then I felt myself being lifted up into that circle and the sound of wind was very loud. Then I woke up. It happened around 11 am during a nap in broad daylight. Once also I went on vacation and was fishing on the beach at night (because it was not permitted during the day), after I caught a fish, I tilted my head back and look into the starry sky and gave thanks to the Lord and in that exact moment a shooting star went by right where I was looking. I am persuaded that I am of the Lord and I am not peaching lies, but truth!

Believe on the Lord Jesus for the remission of sins. Bow down to the Lord and humbly ask him for forgiveness and mercy, that he cleanse you with his unblemished blood which he shed on the cross and that he pour his Holy Spirit unto you and clothe you with his own righteousness and raise you up in the last day, because he rose from the dead. Pray to Jesus Christ! He is the only God that saves.
Hi Ivan, what a beautiful post and welcome to CC. I would like you to check out Mt 6:9 where Jesus says 'in this manner pray 'Our Father who art in Heaven...'. So I'm inclined to direct my prayers to God who is our Father in Heaven. Just something to think about. God bless!
 
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Hi Ivan, what a beautiful post and welcome to CC. I would like you to check out Mt 6:9 where Jesus says 'in this manner pray 'Our Father who art in Heaven...'. So I'm inclined to direct my prayers to God who is our Father in Heaven. Just something to think about. God bless!
Amen, I pray that prayer everyday. But be not ignorant to the the name of the Lord which we must call upon according to the scriptures to be saved.
Romans 10:13 KJV
[13] For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
1 Corinthians 1:2 KJV
[2] Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours:
I urge you to pray to the name of Jesus, which is the name all the saints called upon according to the scriptures.
Jesus revealed the name of the Father to us:
John 17:6 KJV
[6] I have manifested thy name unto the men which thou gavest me out of the world: thine they were, and thou gavest them me; and they have kept thy word.
 

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First, on behalf of EVERYONE here at CC, I want to say THANK YOU for using paragraphs!!! (y)(y)

Second, God is the Father, but He is also Jesus the Son. So when you pray to Jesus, you are also praying to God. :) And the Holy Spirit, God and Jesus are all one and the same..
 
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First, on behalf of EVERYONE here at CC, I want to say THANK YOU for using paragraphs!!! (y)(y)

Second, God is the Father, but He is also Jesus the Son. So when you pray to Jesus, you are also praying to God. :) And the Holy Spirit, God and Jesus are all one and the same..
Thank you, I agree, we should be praying to the name of Jesus. But would you agree in saying that the Son of God is God and the Father?
 

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My name is Ivan. I am 23 years old. This is my testimony of how Jesus Christ has opened my eyes to see the truth. When I was in high school I became very interested in the king James Bible. I was reading it everyday and listening to the audio book. I understood just by looking at the world we live in, that there indeed is a creator. I instinctively drew toward Christianity. I heard good things about it and could see the wicked works and evil tongues of those from other beliefs, such as Islam and other doctrines of devils. I understood I was a sinner and was destined to hell. I watched many videos and did a lot of research. I always prayed to God that he give me wisdom and understanding. I really wanted to be saved and looked everywhere to what I should do. I was deceived by many at first believing false doctrines such as the trinity. Then slowly God began to show me his true identity through the scriptures.

I don't remember exactly when it happened, but after that time it really made me trust that the God of the Bible is real. I remember waking up in darkness not able to open my eyes and not able to move. I was scared so I called upon the name of the Lord. Every time I said "Jesus" or "Lord" I felt my entire body vibrate at a very low frequency and my insides felt like when you go down a roller coaster. At that time I felt the power behind the name of Jesus. Then I said the word beelzebub and all around me I heard the sound of many hooves stamping and the voices of many goats. I got scared and called on the name of Jesus and the sounds immediately vanished. Ever since that time I feared the name of Jesus, even to say it out loud, because I felt the power behind it. I was also always furious when I heard others saying his name loosely.

Sometime later, again when I was asleep, I got the same feeling as I did when I would say his name, but this time I saw not darkness but a sky. I was quickly ascending into the sky until I saw the shape of the face of Jesus Christ in the clouds. I wanted to go higher but then my eyes opened and I woke up. I told my mother that she must believe in Jesus and that he is real and is God. Through God's guidance only later did I get a better understanding of the scriptures, so that I could see the lies of this world.

I understood by the scriptures that there is only one God the Father and God is a Spirit. The Holy Ghost came unto Mary, which makes him the Father of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ tells the apostles that he is the Father, when he tells them that he and the father are one and how long did they not know Him. Also, he talks about the Son of Man coming down from heaven and going up to heaven, which means the Sprit was made flesh (come down from heaven) and then ascend after the resurrection, but what is key is that at the end he says "even the Son of man which is in Heaven". He is saying that even as he is on Earth in the flesh, he is still in heaven, because God is a Spirit and that Spirit is Jesus Christ.
Jesus tells them to baptize in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, and then in the books of acts, what do they do? They baptize in the name of Jesus, which is the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In the letters we also read about the Spirit of Christ. Isaiah prophesies of the messiah being called prince of peace and everlasting Father. It is clear that Jesus is the only God and the Son of God is the Father.

When I pray I do not pray to a "father" who is not the Son of God, Jesus Christ. I only pray to Jesus Christ directly. I bow down and pray to the Lord Jesus that he forgive me my sins and cleanse me of my filthiness through his blood and justify me through his resurrection, that one day I may live forever with no longer a carnal body, but an everlasting incorruptible body. I no longer sin because I believe on the Lord Jesus and my flesh is dead because of my trespasses by the law of Moses, but my spirit lives because Christ lives and is in me. I am now under the law of Faith. So as long as I continue to trust in the righteousness of God that through his work on the cross I am no longer unclean and I hope in my own resurrection because he rose from the dead.

Now simply believing will serve me nothing if I preach not the Gospel. I am to love God and love the brethren. When God separated the goats from the sheep, he explained that the sheep inherit the Kingdom because they have clothed the brethren and fed them and gave them to drink. These things he speaks of preaching the gospel, that through the Sacrifice of Christ we are no longer bound in the shackles of sin. We are no longer naked, but we are clothed with the white garments which is the righteousness of the Lord. We are fed the body of Christ and given to drink his blood. When we preach the true Gospel of God we are doing these things to the brethren. We are told that if we believe with all our heart that Christ rose from the dead and confess him with our mouth we will be saved. To love God is to believe on his Son and to love you neighbour is to preach the Gospel. The faith without works that is dead is when you confess not the Lord and don't clothe your naked brother and don't feed the starving brother. The commandment Jesus gave us is to love one another; and no greater love is that a man lay down his life for his friends. The love of God is the Gospel which is the word of God.

This world is full of false christs and sprits of deceit (though many of them unknowingly). Sometimes it is obvious like when they believe in a trinity that clearly denies Jesus Christ, who is the Father, is come in the flesh. Others more difficult. Just today I found a church near by that seemed to confess that Jesus is the Son of God, but after seeing that none of them had any understanding of the scriptures, I understood why. It was a different Jesus, not the Jesus that is written of in the King James Bible. They believe in a god who only has mercy on all and the free will of man is greater than their god's will. We see by the scriptures that Jesus created all things for himself. He is the Potter that makes from the same lump of clay vessels fitted for destruction and vessels for mercy. He will have mercy on whom he will have mercy and whom he hardens he hardens (the heart of man). God has predestined from the foundation of the world those who must be saved. He also waits with long-suffering for the last day that he may utterly destroy the wicked and show his wrath and power.

God is love indeed, but God is also a God to be feared and honoured and reverenced; that every knee should bow to him and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord. Jesus is the King of kings and that includes the kings or presidents and leaders of this world. He raises up nasty and cruel leaders as a form of judgement because of the sins of the people. Just look at Pharaoh, God did not create him to be a vessel of mercy, he hardened his heart that he might show his power and that he may be glorified. Jesus says in the scripture that we did not chose him, but he chose us. It is also written that there is none that seek after God and none that have understanding. God is the one who saves: we can do nothing on our own. This is the difference; they say they believe in Jesus, but it is not the Jesus I believe in or the one the scriptures speaks of.

A few weeks ago, I got another vision from God. I was in a city on the coast of an ocean. It was dark and the wave on the beach were violent. I looked into the sky to see the stars, but I saw none. Then I saw what seemed like the moon appearing out of a cloud and at the same time I saw a circle much bigger than the moon in the dark sky. In the circle was clouds and a bright blue sky. I fell down on my knees and lifted my arms out toward the opening in the sky and praised Jesus Christ, saying things like Holy is the Lord Jesus Christ King of kings. Then I felt myself being lifted up into that circle and the sound of wind was very loud. Then I woke up. It happened around 11 am during a nap in broad daylight. Once also I went on vacation and was fishing on the beach at night (because it was not permitted during the day), after I caught a fish, I tilted my head back and look into the starry sky and gave thanks to the Lord and in that exact moment a shooting star went by right where I was looking. I am persuaded that I am of the Lord and I am not peaching lies, but truth!

Believe on the Lord Jesus for the remission of sins. Bow down to the Lord and humbly ask him for forgiveness and mercy, that he cleanse you with his unblemished blood which he shed on the cross and that he pour his Holy Spirit unto you and clothe you with his own righteousness and raise you up in the last day, because he rose from the dead. Pray to Jesus Christ! He is the only God that saves.
Ameen.....Thank you for such powerfu;l testimony, Our Lord Jesus is awesome