Sometimes the Lord allows us to go through a few things in order for our eyes to be opened to who he really is, what he really desires for our lives, and where we fit, according to his plan.
The following is a testimony from Gary H. Kleiner, of his salvation, troubles, and redemption, through the lead of the Holy Ghost.
Holy Ghost at Work
This is my story how and why I came to Christ, and how the Holy Spirit came to me. My early life is as follows:
I was brought up Jewish and never had a real sense of God. I had learning problems as a teenager, then developed anxiety and depression, as well as obsessive compulsive disorder.
I eventually sought treatment, and have been on a lot of medications. These conditions followed me for over ten years.
I came to Christ when I was 30, but I wasn’t yet filled with the Holy Spirit. I wasn’t filled because my life was the same, and I didn’t take the conversion seriously.
My life became more stressful, my psychiatric medications weren’t working, so I looked for a way out. I attempted suicide and survived. I had a strong desire to draw after my suicide attempt.
I realized that the Holy Spirit gave me an intense desire to draw, and to understand the process of creating art and to use it to heal myself and others. Over time, I started having prophetic dreams of God telling me to be light for others who are darkened by this world.
God told me that heaven is real, how He will take care of me like the birds of the air, and how I should rejoice and share my story to as many people as I can.
This Testimony is true, my life changed a lot as soon as I set up a prayer altar and started praying intensely. Today I am able to coach others creatively while sharing my testimony with others.
I also experience prophetic dreams and visions which make my faith stronger. I experience electrical sensations in my hands, as well as a slight breeze around my body. This is the Holy Spirit in me. I am excited that the Lord came to me to save me!
Praise God for his saving grace, and for his perfect timing. Within this testimony, we can get a good picture of what can happen when people don’t take their salvation seriously.
Haphazard salvation, or fair weather Christianity, can lead to a life of struggle and pain. This isn’t God’s fault, but a combination of our fault, alongside the nature of the world we live in.
When the prince of this world (Satan) and any of his minions notice even one person starting to slip from their oppressive grasp, one of two things can happen.
- They make anything they have to offer to become as appealing as possible- preventing any further advances toward the Father.
- They’ll try to wipe you out if possible, using whatever means.
In Gary’s testimony, it is clear they used option 2, making him miserable enough to attempt to end it all. Fortunately, the Father had other plans! Reading about how the fruit of their failure has caused for Gary to minister to others is truly profound.
I’d like to thank Gary for submitting his testimony! These testimonies help believers to overcome our spiritual enemies, as well as providing relatable information, leading others in similar situations to come to Christ.
Revelation 12:11 And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.
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