I love listening to testimonies. Testimonies speak to man, of the goodness of God, and that He is not man’s enemy, but a loving friend!!!
I heard a testimony a couple of weeks ago and have been wanting to pen it down ever since, for you guys!!!
This testimony was narrated by Todd White, an evangelist who is crazy about Jesus. I use the word crazy… because He really is!!! Wherever He goes, He can’t help but share the love of Jesus with someone there!!! Be it the grocery store, gym, stuck in traffic… you name it… if there are people there… he can’t leave the place without sharing Jesus with them!!! Ha ha!!! This incident apparently happened at Walmart. He and his wife and his little daughter went to Walmart for regular grocery shopping one day!!! As He entered, alongside entered two men with a long hooded kind of a black robe!! Quite evidently he realized that they had something to do with the occult and satanic group. His wife goes… “Oh…oh!!!”… n’ Todd goes…. “Woahhh…..”!!!
Todd and his daughter follow them for a while… and finally they came to the personal care section to pick out some moisturiser or something!! Todd slowly approached them and introduced himself. With an angry look they didn’t want to have any conversation with him. Right at that moment, the Lord Jesus revealed (by word of knowledge) that one of the two guys had a severe pain in one of his feet due to a bone problem or something of that kind!! When Todd told him that, the guy was shocked to his bones. Todd pleaded that he pray for him. The guy firmly refused!!!
Didn’t I say that Todd was crazy for Jesus??? He wouldn’t let go. He pestered him soooo much that they guy finally gave in and said. “Ok, quick”!!! And the moment Todd prayed for his healing, the pain left his feet and he was totally healed!!! The guy was startled and said, “No way…..no way… no way!!!” Todd insisted, “Man… Jesus loves you so much… that He died for you, so that you may be healed.” The guy was dumbstruck and said that he was a satanic high priest of a very high ranking!!! Todd said… “But Jesus still loves you”!!!
I don’t know if the guy gave his life to Jesus right there… but it certainly was a seed that the Lord planted that he won’t forget for the rest of his life!!!
What amazed me in this story is the beauty of God’s love that went past the ‘outward actions’ and saw the ‘pain’ that this man was going through, and by His tender compassion, stretched out His loving hand and healed him. There are thousands of people in today’s world who are involved in occult and other witchcraft practices, because they don’t know better!!! They may outwardly be opposed to the kingdom of Light, but on the inside be yearning for true Love and acceptance!!! We, as the church, should never look down on them… or cast them away as sinners. While being cautious is wise, seeing them through God’s eyes, is love in action!!!
Pray… pray for your friends and neighbors and relatives who have’nt tasted the sweet love of Jesus, to have an encounter with the Lord Jesus, and their lives will never again, be the same!!!
I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene,
And wonder How He could love me,
A sinner, condemned, unclean!!!
How marvelous, how wonderful, and my song shall ever be,
How marvelous, how wonderful is my saviors love for me!!!
- Charles Gabriel (1905)