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Because this is my first testimony, where Jesus Christ changed and saved my life, I will title it:
MY MEETING WITH THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
For easy flow and understanding, let me start by giving you my background in brief.
I was born in a family of four (excluding my parents); two sisters and a brother, I being the first male child. My two sisters are older than my brother and I.
My parents, being of the Roman Catholic Church, brought us up in the ways of the church, but I have been a rebel to this doctrine. I am the only one in the family who is a ‘Protestant’ (as they call it).
I sometimes went to the Catholic Church but I have never surrendered to the doctrines of the church. All my family members are dedicated members of the catholic community. They have all been baptized according to the ways of the Roman Catholic Church, receive the Holy Communion and attend the Church (Catholic) each Sunday.
My family members, relatives, neighbors and villagers, most of who are of the catholic community, see me as a ‘rebellious child’ because I rebel the Roman Catholic Church.
I grew up being a shepherd of my father’s flock. If anything happened to the flock I was answerable to the family yet I had no room to make decisions as my sisters and brother were and are up to today. From Sunday to Sunday as my family members go to church, I used to be left at home looking after my father’s flock.
My parents neither believed nor understood me. Frustration and stress killed me each day. I was always bad, doing wrong, disobedient, unworthy, stupid, always punished for wrongs I did not commit and had no voice. This is who I was and still I am to my parents. Sometimes I saw myself worthy; created for a purpose and a mission but other times unworthy to live and unwanted, preferring death. This made me to choose death rather than life. I always wished to die.
I used to spend nights crying, always worried about myself and my life. Severally I thought of running away from home; Home was not home to me.
After high school I got an opportunity to be far from home. This was a dream come true. I went to stay with my uncle as I studied. But life with him and his family turned much worse than home. My aunt abused and mistreated me so badly that I had to move from her house back to the village.
I stayed over a full year at home herding my family flock from Sunday to Sunday. I used to cry day and night, looking for a reason to be alive. My work was only to go with the flock in the fields from 9 am and come back at 6 pm, or spent the whole day in the fields from 8am to 6pm.
God heard my cry and remembered me. I applied for an intake in a university and in the beginning of the following year had the reporting letter in my hands. That year, I reported to start my course and I was happy to get an opportunity to be away from my family, relatives and villagers. I got friends who I can share, open and talk to and I felt happy. I started slowly learning about Jesus Christ from friends around me who had the same belief as me, but I was yet to be born again. Many times I did not realize and recognize the existence of God except on Sundays as many still do today.
I got a friend, whom I refer to as ‘God sent’, who kept on pressuring and persuading me to be born-again. The Holy Spirit also was strongly persuading me to accept Christ in my life. I had high pride in myself that I did not see why I needed Jesus Christ.
Through so much fighting, I started feeling the urge of being born again and giving my life to Christ but at this point, my life started turning from worse to the worst. Every piece and part of my life was crushing and vanishing into thin air but I held on to Christ but not yet born-again. I did not know that this was the start, and more was on the way.
A trial came and I really missed the mark, fell terribly to the devil’s plot and sinned greatly. I did not see the reason for Christ needing me anymore as a voice was telling me, but another voice was telling me to stand up.
My body, soul and spirit were crushed and I was down humbled. I stayed over a whole week humbling myself to Jesus, repenting, crying and praying for forgiveness and guidance. Then, the Lord Jesus Christ came to rescue and save me. He appeared physically and personally in His glorified form which I saw with my eyes, and this is how it was;
THE GREAT VISITATION OF MY LIFE
It was in the night as I lay in my bed. Suddenly lights went off (black-out). The entire area within a circumference of about five kilometers turned black (no lights). A strange-looking-light entered and shone entirely in my room that it is only my room that had light in the whole area. Strange to me coz I had never seen such a light before.
The light was bright, purely white and when I looked inside the light, I saw the likeness as the appearance of a man. I did not recognize at that moment who he was and without realizing I found myself kneeling down. Immediately the man inside the light called me by my name, ‘Joshua’. Awe filled me by the call of my name because I could not imagine that someone knew me by my name. Immediately, my eyes were opened, I saw and recognized who He was: Jesus Christ.
My eyes were met with bright light as His garments which were white than any other white thing I could think of (even snow is not as white as what I was seeing), were glowing, shining, producing great light which made the entire place bright and glowing and the light covered me. I could not see His head, hands or feet but I could see His body which was all white, shining and glowing brightly. I cannot explain this. It is beyond words, thinking and explanation.
When my eyes met with Him, I realized how crooked, earthly, fleshly and dirty I was with sin. I saw pure purity; I saw the effects of my sins on Him. I saw grace, His mercy and undying love for me. I was not worthy to stand before Him. Tears were flowing freely from my eyes because I was ashamed of myself, whom I am, not worthy to stand before Him. Surely, I could not look at Him again and I bowed my head.
Suddenly He called me again and said, ‘Joshua, I know all your sins, and since you have repented, I have forgiven you’. I asked, ‘Am I forgiven?’ He answered, ‘All your sins are forgiven’. I was strengthened, and I looked at Him again, feeling worthy to stand before Him. I asked Him, ‘You mean all my sins are forgiven even the recent one?’ because I could not believe that am forgiven. He replied, ‘Yes, and also your friend’s sins are forgiven’ (I fell into sin with my friend). I bowed my head down and thanked Him.
He told me, ‘rise up and follow me’ and He took me to the coastline where He stood with me. The spirit inside me started talking to me telling me that great revelations are going to be revealed to me. Seeing Him, the waters of the sea stood still and I was amazed. He told me to look at the top surface of the waters and immediately as I placed my eyes on the water surface, I saw something coming out from deep down the waters. As it settled on the water surface, He turned and said to me, ‘This is the altar which Abraham and Moses used to make’.
The spirit placed the scripture (The Bible) in my mind, and at that moment it was written in my mind and my heart up to today. The spirit opened the book of Genesis, the first altar made by Abraham, and then all other altars made by Abram and Moses. I discovered out that all these altars were the same; same in dimensions, number of stones and they were all made in the same way, exactly like the altar I was looking at placed on top of the sea waters and I was amazed.
I was taken through the life of Abram, Moses through all Genesis, Exodus, and important details were revealed which I could not think of or understand with my mind. I was taken through a journey and taught the entire Bible. From the book of Genesis to Revelation as He (Jesus) revealed Himself to me in ways I cannot explain. I am happy that I now truly understand the word.
After intensively being taught the word, it being written in my heart and mind, He took me up to the land to a place where I found a big congregation which I was to minister to. I stood in the podium, and He stood beside me, but no man could see Him except me. I opened my mouth, I ministered the truth as the Spirit was instructing and directing me (it was the Spirit talking and not me).
No man could stand what I was preaching and teaching because this was the truth, a hard truth, and they (the multitude) were bitter with me. They conspired with each other and chased me away and allowed their scoffers who preach what they want to hear, preach. I had a tough time here with this congregation and I turned to Him and asked Him, ‘Am I going to go on with this in this way?’
Before the congregation harmed me, He protected me and took me away from them (no one could see Him except me). He took me to a room where He further revealed Himself to me. One important thing I must say which He taught me in this room was how to talk to Him, how to pray to Him, how He wants it to be done to Him, and how Christians must pray to Him. All books of the Bible were opened before my eyes as He taught me this, even from His own life when on earth.
After all this, I was taken back to the coastline where I found a multitude of people, enjoying and partying in the sea, the beach, and on the seashore. He told me to minister to this people. He (Jesus Christ) was with me, in me and He stood beside me. I opened my mouth preached and taught as the spirit was instructing and directing me. No one heard me; all ignored, rebuked and laughed at me. I cried and felt like giving up.
Suddenly, power entered me. I felt like a live electric current had entered my body. The Spirit told me to touch the sea waters. And these words come out of my mouth, ‘In the name of Jesus Christ all things in heaven and on earth hear the voice; His voice’. I stretched my hand and touched the waters of the sea, and amazingly, the waters obeyed.
The sea waters stood still; no movement, no waves, no wind. All who were in the sea-shore and inside the waters (swimming) were amazed and filled with awe. And everyone was drawn to me, and I ministered and many accepted Jesus Christ that day. Even the media was amazed by this power, power which commands the sea waters, and the waters obey. They aired this all over the land and many believed in Jesus Christ.
As I ministered, He (Jesus) caught a bird, roasted it and gave it to me. I took it and shared with all those who had accepted Him that day. No one knew were the meal came from, because they could not see Him. They thought that all these things were done by me but No. He was in me, beside me, His bright pure white light covered me all through. I was just a vessel being used.
Immediately after this, I was taken from them to a place where it was only me and Him (Christ). He instructed, taught, gave me power, filled me with the Holy Spirit and gave me signs to watch (All which have passed to be true).
And these were His last words to me. ‘Joshua, I chose and appointed you before you were born. You will see me again physically when you die. I will always be with you; I will never leave you or forsake you. I will keep on revealing more to you to show and tell my people. Show them the truth’. Tears flowed freely from my eyes as He vanished in my watch. My room turned dark again and I found myself lying in my bed where I was before.
It was like a dream, but not a dream, it was real; I saw and I was with Jesus Christ.
I cried and worshiped Him all night long, I could not sleep. The signs He gave me to watch were to assure me of all these things and Yes! They have all come to pass.
From that day, He has kept His promises to me. He keeps shaping me, directing and instructing me day and night. Giving me revelations of Himself, the future, prophesies and teachings. The Spirit keeps reminding me the Bible, because it is now written in my mind and my heart, to a point I am amazed by myself and His power in me.
As days went on, the effects of that night started being pronounced in my life. Passion for worldly things was killed and nothing else makes sense to me except Him. I wanted to be highly educated, get all the money, cars and all that the world offers, but right now, all these are nonsense; All I want is Him.
I realized, Yes! I was baptized with the Holy Spirit and with fire that night. Through just a word, I can do many signs and miracles, even commanding the nature; wind, rain, sun etc. I have learned that the human eye sees lies and darkness, the spiritual eye sees the truth.
At first, I did not realize I have all this powers until they started revealing themselves in everything I did. I did not know I could heal a person by prayer until someone told me to pray to him. I did not know I could control nature until rain seemed to disturb my open air teaching. I did not know anything, I did not realize but now I know and I am sure of all the power manifested and invested in me. All glory to Jesus Christ.
Jesus Christ has kept His promise to me. He keeps on imparting me, revealing Himself to me, instructing, directing and using me. I will keep revealing all what He has shown me, taught me in this book, my website and everywhere I go. I have being taken to heaven and back to earth, seeing the rupture in a vision, the last war between Jesus and the world powers (Armageddon) and many more which I will keep revealing to you..
I promise you that as Jesus was, is and will be, I will be there guiding you in truth and I will never fail you my dear brother and sister in Christ.
NB: My bad relationship with my parents, and the hard times I faced in life were for a purpose. If it was not for all that, I could have not needed Jesus, known Him and I could not be here preaching and teaching His word. After my parents accomplish God’s plan in my life, God has assured me that He will restore my relationship with them and Yes! I can surely testify that am seeing the hand of God in this area of my life.
Peace be with you.
(I have summarized this testimony and in doing so have eliminated some things. For a whole live testimony, contact me)