I was on CARM.ORG and stumbled upon this sight. When I was on the site, the site was asking for any Christians to share your belief. I am here not to knock on anyone’s belief. I am here just to share my testimony of Jesus. I was born and raised in Oakland, Ca. If you are not familiar with this area, it is one the most dangerous places to live in America. I was up to no good fighting, drugs, alcohol, etc. I tried to OD off drugs one night because my life was falling apart. I took so much that night, I woke up and saw this figure all black about 10 feet high. I punched it and it became a little poodle running around my room. For two weeks, I thought someone was following me. Through all that, I changed my life and gave my life to Jesus.
I have seen many miracles happen in front of my face. For example, my friend was in the hospital and was not doing good. He had no money for rent. He called me up asking if we can pray because he had no rent money. We prayed and I believed it was paid for. He called the apartment up and it was paid for that month. He called me up again next month because he had no rent. We prayed and he called them up and they said that it was paid for 3 months. After the third month, he called me again for the same reason. We prayed and he called them up. The mentioned it was paid for until the end of the year. He did not have to pay for rent for 2 years and 3 months and did not pay for PG&E for 7 month. Also, there were times he owed like 100 dollars for the electric bill. He prayed and it would either be free or down to about 15 bucks.
Here is another crazy one that is just totally outrageous. One day I dropped my cell phone in my sink. It was filled with water. I pulled my phone out the sink and it was broken. I went to the gym the next day. I saw my friend who I have not seen in about 1 year (he came to my church last year and gave his life to Jesus). We were talking for about 5 minutes. He said to me, "Hey, you called me today." I told him that that was impossible because my phone was broken and I did not have that broken phone with me. He was saying that I did call. He said for me to go with him to his car. When we went to his car, he pulled his phone out. He showed me the received calls. I am not lying to you. It said that I called him around 5:30 pm and I saw him at the gym around 7:30pm. I was saying that is not possible because my phone was broken and I did not have the phone with me. There is more to it.........He then said to me, "How did you get my new phone number?" He had a new 10 digit phone number!!!!(he had a new area code). What is the chances of me dialing any 7 digit phone number and actually calling you?(like about 1/1000000) How about any 10 numbers? (like one in a trillion). But a broken phone do that? Illogical and impossible. I told him that God was revealing himself to him and blah blah blah. I took his phone and called my phone and left his new number on my voicemail. Anyone here have AT&T or T mobile? You know those phones have sims cards (you can store your numbers in there) you can take out and put it in another phone. My friend gave me a phone and I put the sim card from my broken phone and put it in my friend's phone. Later that night, I saw my friend's (from the gym) number on my phone (because from the sim card). In my head, I was like maybe I did have his new number. I checked my voicemail and the number on my voicemail and phone were two different numbers. That was truly a miraculous sign. I believe my friend had to see that for him to believe. When I would evangelize, people would tell me that they had to see something big for them to believe in God. I believe this was something he really had to see for him to believe (it also encouraged me alot)
I believe about hearing the voice of the Lord. When I was really young I was able to hear the audible voice of God. I was praying and I fell asleep. In a loud audible voice I heard "Richard!". I opened my eyes and looked around. I knew God woke me up to finish praying. I remember on the airplane going to Africa ( to do missionary work). I was reading my bible. a lady walks by and saw me reading my bible. She started sharing her testimony. She said, “This is what God is doing in my life. If you read the book of Revelations it talks about a women, this women gets these wings, and takes her to a desert place." Then I heard, " Revelation 12." When she left I opened up my bible to that. The story she was talking about was in Revelation 12. I did not know that at all. Jesus told me when I she was talking to me...O yeah in Africa, about 8 people were healed from leprosy when we prayed for them.
I remember of our old Exe. Pastor in church shared how he heard the voice of God. The Lord spoke to him and said to pray for the woman in the blue. He was telling God that he cannot do that because the pastor is preaching. So, he told Jesus to tell the pastor preaching to tell him and then he will pray for the woman. About 5-10 minutes passed and the Pastor stopped his sermon. The pastor looked at him and said, "Hey, the Lord told you to pray for the woman in the blue.”
I have seen exorcists in front of my face too. If you want to hear more stuff, feel free the message me. I am new to this site. Thank you for reading. Once again, I am not here to knock what you believe. All I [youtube][youtube][/youtube][/youtube]can do is share my testimony. I hope you were encouraged in any way, shape, or form. Thank you and Jesus loves you!