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Anonymous        12/24/04
From  TN
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I grew up in a Christian home, went to church every Sunday, and even attended Christian school from 6th grade until I graduated.

I left for college very excited to experience life 'on my own'. I chose a college that was an 11 hour drive from my home town. Well, the first day of registration at school I met the girl that I would become best friends with through the school year.

Our free time consisted of parties, boys, parties, boys, parties, boys, and so on... It didn't matter that we had a curfew (it was a chrisian college), it didn't matter if we had class the next morning or not, we were going to live it up no matter what the cost. This ended up in both of us failing all our classes and having to leave the school.

I started to get in to some hard core things; drinking was the norm since we went to parties all the time. I didnt like the taste of any alcoholic beverage that I tried, but I would drink socially... getting completely trashed once. Drugs are so popular now days that you almost don't even feel like what your doing is wrong.

God had better, bigger plans for my life. Also, I was involved in a couple of bad relationships with guys. I gave myself away a couple times not only physically, but also emotionally.

One guy, I later found out was known in the town as a womanizer, and rumors had gone around that he raped someone. I very easily could have been his next victim, but God used my mom to save me from that. The day after I spent the night with him, she had a dream (not even knowing about the guy) about me being raped by a man, and not being able to have children. I cut off all association with him.

I realized that I needed to put God first in my life, before I can even think about being in a committed, serious relationship with a man. God has totally changed my thinking. I see myself as His beautiful, PURE, spotless bride. I know how much He loves me, and am excited to see how He is going to use me for the advancement of His Kingdom.

God is so AMAZING! Everyday I learn more and more about how much He loves me, and how majestic His ways are. Also, my relationship with my parents is growing. All the lies were brought out to the light, and we are working on gaining back the trust in our relationship. PRAISE GOD!

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David Lokker                                                       10/17/04
From         Minnesota
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The power of Jesus's love in my life... My name in David Lokker and I have a story to tell you. If it were not for Jesus' love for me, I would not be alive to tell you this story. I am forty-nine years old, I am a recovering alcoholic and drug addict. I am also recovering from mental illness. I have had four heart attacks.

I was drinking two fifth's of whisky a day, and two to three cases of beer a day also. I was using heroin, cocaine, smoking joints; using any kind drugs. I would do any thing to get high. Over the years I bounced in and out of treatment centers. Because of all the abuse I had major brain damage, and I was diagnosed as a schizophrenic (hearing voices in my head).

I was committed to many hospitals, the last time I was locked up in a mental hospital, They were in the process of having me committed indefinitely. While there I found this old worn out bible. I started reading it out loud to the other patients that were locked up with me in the locked psyche ward. I got into trouble over this with the state hospital.

They made a big deal about it, and I had to meet with state hospital officials. They told that if I did not stop reading the bible to the other patients, that they were going to lock me up and through away the key. They wanted me to sign a paper agreeing to stop reading. I tore the paper in half, and told them I would not deny my God! Within a few days after this I was discharged.

I have been straight and sober for twelve years, and no mental problems for eleven years. I have had four heart attacks. The Lord delivered me from all of these things. Jesus saw that I was lonely (I had two broken marriages) But Jesus brought into my life a beautiful woman, her name is Suzanne; we have been married for eleven years.

Her love for Jesus has made me strong. When you need help call out for Jesus! His love will break the walls and the barriers in your life. He will send His love to you, and the help you need! His name is above all names. Jesus is Lord! God bless you. Jesus loves you; 

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Suzanne Lokker                                                   10/17/04
From         Minnesota
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Hello, My name is Suzanne, I'm fifty-two years old, and I will tell you the truth. I used to be a hooker. I did a lot of drugs, and I saw a lady shot to death over drugs. I was diagnosed mentally retarded, but God loves me just the way I am. He helped me out of my rough times. I thank God for being in my life right now! I love God very much. Have a nice day in the Lord,

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Nevada                                                                9/7/04
From         Iowa
E mail        osage03@yahoo.com
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Hello, I was raised in St. Paul Minnesota by my mother, and my step-dad. I have three sisters (all by different fathers). My step-dad had two sons (both by different mothers). My mom and step-dad had my little brother. My biological father was married four times, he had two sons, (both by different mothers).

We didn’t go to church much, but I knew in my heart that there was a God. I prayed a lot as a child, nothing seemed to work. I was plagued with nightmares about monsters, and demons, so I had a lot of doubt, I was uncertain that God  loved me.

At the age of twelve I started smoking, did drugs, and drank in bars. I hung out with the wrong crowd (my friends where in a motorcycle gang). At the age of sixteen I was married and divorced. At seventeen I met my husband Mike, we lived together for ten years before we married. The following Sunday, after our wedding, we were baptized in the church.

While submerged under water, I saw Jesus as big as light, He was smiling at me, I knew I was His. I repented of my sins. We started going to bible studies. For years after we still battled Satan, but Jesus Christ would not let Satan have the victory. Jesus Christ delivered me, and my house from all the nightmares. Today, Satan is easy to defeat, we just let Jesus Christ fight for us. Our faith is that He can do the same for every family, and every one, that needs help. If they let Him. Peace in Christ!

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Mike        9/1/04
From         Iowa
E mail        mikelcook3000@yahoo.com
Web site     A gathering of Christians

How did I end up going to prison for arson and assaulting 2 police officers with a ten inch knife... and then remembering God? well we gotta start at the beginning...

My father, mother, three sisters, brother, and myself were living in downtown Saint Paul, Minnesota at a place called Moundary housing projects. One day a man and his family moved into the lane where we lived, so they were only about five doors away. The William’s had two sons, Mark and David, that were the same age as me and Jimmy.

One day Mark came over and asked Jimmy and I if we could go to church with them. He said there was a three day revival meeting. On the third night Mr. William’s came over to me and said, ‘Mike, it’s time to pray. You can sit on the chair and pray, you can stand here and pray, or you can go to the alter and pray.’

Kneeling at the alter I prayed; ‘Jesus, please help and bless my mom and dad,’ telling Him their names, so He would be sure who I was talking about. I also named my brother Jimmy and my sisters, Terri, Karen, and Kelly, not forgetting  my grandparents. I said all their names. Then, my aunts’ and uncles’, saying their names.

Then, my friends in the housing projects, saying all of their names. After saying everyone’s name that I could think of, I started getting frustrated; thinking of people, but not knowing their names. So I prayed, ‘Jesus if I knew everybody’s name in the world, I would say them all!’

Right then a feeling came into my heart that is unforgettable. There was no falling down backward and no feeling drunk. Rather, I felt very awake and even strong. Then I started saying something, speaking for even a few minutes. When my speaking ended, I opened my eyes and my back was to the alter.

All the people were in a semi circle around me. The pastor and the man that was speaking before were standing by me. Then, in a moment, a couple of things happened. A man came through the semi circle of people and said ‘Pastor, who is this boy? My Hebrew exchange students from Israel want to talk to him, seeing that he just recited all of Psalm Forty in the ancient Hebrew in which it was written!’

Mr. William’s said ‘This boy is Michael, he is from the projects! I brought him here, and I assure you that he doesn’t know any kind of Hebrew!’ Then Mr. William’s, turning to a man next to him, said ‘I heard it in English, how about you?’ The people started jumping up and down praising the Lord.

What am I saying here? That I'm some kinda special person? No, I'm not special, but I know who is... Jesus Christ. I have no special power, but I know who does... Jesus Christ. To show you what I mean and that I'm telling you the truth... read on...

We got home that night at about 10 after 12. I remember the time because our mom was up waiting. Mom could make a biker blush with her speech (really). She was mad, 'Where the f... have you two been? I been worried! At Mr. Williams church I said; 'remember, you said we could go.' 'What kinda f...en church is it that keeps kids out past son of a bit..en midnight... both a ya get ta bed!'

The next morning was a Saturday. I did not like getting up on school days and so on Saturdays I loved to sleep in. On this Saturday I was up at seven in the morning! I remember fixing a bowl of cornflakes. I was pretty happy, we had all the stuff, cornflakes, milk and sugar.

Well, as I poured the milk there was a knock at the door. It was Mr. Williams son David , he wanted me to come to his place right now! 'My dad said that he needs to talk to you and it's important!' I remember looking at David and then the bowl of cornflakes. I wanted to eat them and knew that I would get in trouble for wasting if I didn't. I went. I would have to eat them when I got back. My thought was... there gonna be soggy.

The Williams place was  about a 10 second run from ours. When we got there, Mr. Williams took me to a room and shut the door. I wasn't scared a bit, Mr. Williams was the guy in the projects that took the kids to picnics and parks and fishing and Bible studies! I knew him.

He looked me in the eyes real serious... 'Michael, do you know what happened to you last night?' I remember my answer like it was yesterday... putting a finger on my heart saying... 'All I know is Jesus touched me here.'

Smiling with a shine in his eyes he said, 'He sure did touch you and in a way that I have never seen; not me or anyone in our church, it was like right out of the pages in the Bible; do you understand that Michael?' I didn't; but I remember shaking my head up and down.

'Michael, I have been up all night praising God for letting me see such a miracle and that same Spirit that touched you last night came to me and gave me a message for you; do you understand Michael? This message is not my words, it is His words for you, the very same Jesus that touched you: Do you understand?' I shook my head; yes.

OK, listen real good Michael this is the very words I was told to tell you. 'Michael you are in my hand, you have always been in my hand and I will never let you go. You will think to forget me and the word that I put in you. As you grow, you will think to become part of this world and turn your back on me. Then when you are much older I will shake you by the neck and you will wake as if you were asleep and you will remember me touching you and you will love me; you will never forget the word I put in you and you will serve me to your last breath.'

He asked me if I heard what he said: I again shook my head and then ran out of his place to ours. Many years later I understood why Mr. Williams didn't come in with us to explain to our mom when we got home so late from his church that Friday night. Now I know it was the Holy Spirit in control of everything or I might not have got the message...

So, I ran home and when I opened the door I could hear the phone ringing. Mom was up and answered it: It was Mr. Williams and now he decided to tell her what happened at church. I didn't have any trouble hearing her... 'What the f... are you talking about! He ain't never gonna go to that church again!' She slammed the phone down hard. She turned to me saying... 'You will never go there, they got you speaking in tongues! Its of the devil!' I could not tell her it was the real thing like in Acts chapter 2: I didn't know.

Did I forget what happened? Did I turn my back on the Lord? Oh ya, in ways I find hard to write about. Did He shake me awake? Oh ya! and again hard to tell it, but I think the whole testimony should be told or maybe it is that I must because I'm not in control of myself...

By 11 years old I was using hard drugs. By age 16 I was dealing drugs and did my first armed robbery. I'm by no means proud of these things in my life but must tell exactly what Jesus Christ delivered me from. To show His wisdom, I must show my ignorance, to show His strength, I must reveal my weakness...


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