The Lord touched my heart while I was watching JCtv(Jesus Christ television) on cable TV. God used a youth pastor to preach the Good News... the TRUTH on the powerful subject, born again, John Chapter 3, Jesus Teaches Nicodemus... It had became my most favorite teaching ever...it is the reason why i'm a follower of Jesus Christ today :) it is the greatest example of God's love for me... Before becoming born again with the Spirit of Truth and Life..., this was me before knowing Christ... My life was totally rebellious towards God, despite the fact I was born and raised from a Christian background...I don't know Jesus...I went to church unwillingly just because my mom said so...I read the Bible and nothing ever made sense...and I usually don't read it...I don't know how to pray... I was more secular than Christian... Did things my way... There are 5 of us in my family... My loving, caring and hardworking parents... my sweet sister shes the middle child and my youngest brother.., i'm the eldest son and brother was expected by my parents to be responsible, be it in my studies or at home looking after my siblings. My little brother had a stroke at the tender age of 4... it was during this time that I really prayed and asked God not to take him away if it's His will... I love my lil'bro so much that I would trade my life for him... My heart was so broken at that time, I was a teenager back then... but God heard my prayer, and my lil'bro is still alive... it was truly a miracle...Praise God!! I started to have this burning desire to want to know God... to have a personal relationship with Him... but I was searching for Him in all the wrong places... I begin to feel so hopeless and became depressed... I started drinking...and also at the same time started listening to a lot of anti-Christ and secular metal... hated my life,i felt so disappointed for hurting my parents... not being able to be the son and the brother that they wanted me to be...I never felt so unlove, so lost, so empty and so broken... God had a plan after all, one faithful day, as I was home watching TV surfing the channels, I stop at one particular music channel that was new on cable TV... there were these awesome Heavy Metal/hardcore punk music videos that was played on JCtv and they were Christians??? I was totally confused... since I was a metalhead myself I thought it existed only in the secular realm... I kinda like it(JCtv)... I never knew Christian Metal existed...so,I kept on watching it... and all they talk about is Jesus on that particular music channel... Never knew that Jesus loves metal heads. At last, God used a youth pastor to preach the Good News...The TRUTH on the powerful subject, born again from John Chapter 3, Jesus Teaches Nicodemus... on JCtv. I notice that i'm a Christian but Hey!! i've never heard of this teaching before...i feel that it's kinda important and...i got to listen to it...turned up the volume paid attention to the preacher on the TV and after hearing the Good news..i stood up and went straight to our family's living room and locked the door behind me...opened my Bible...knelt down and in tears repented of my sins and i prayed to Jesus to forgive them...It felt like the most important decision i've ever made in my life, on that faithful day...Jesus heard my prayer and I made Him my Lord and Saviour...i remember after saying that prayer and after surrendering my life over to Jesus...i was filled with God's Love, Grace and Peace instantly through His Holy Spirit...all of it was only possible through the precious blood of Jesus Christ...it is an experience i could never forget...i felt God's presence in the room;i felt His Grace, His Love... it just makes me wanted to hug any person I meet after coming out of that room... Thank you Heavenly Father for adopting me as your son and accepting me just as i am into Your Kingdom...:)Thank you for touching my heart and opening my eyes and ears...:) God loves you but hates sin..no matter what you have done..no matter how messed up you are or your life is..Jesus loves you..Turn towards God, ask Jesus to come into your life..ask Him to forgive you of your sins..To be dependable in Him in everything you do...He will be your provider...He will provide you everything you require in your daily life..and will help you to walk and to live a life that's according to God's will through His Holy Spirit..to be your only Lord and saviour..Never stop Reading your Bible, keep praying always..never stop attending the places where you are spiritually fed...Always Trust in God... All Glory and Honour goes to You Heavenly Father and for Your kingdom. The war has already been won through Jesus Christ... He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness;by his wounds you have been healed. 1 Peter 2:24 But the battle against the enemy is still on... The year was 2005..
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! 2 Corinthians 5:17
LinWats up Kyrshan. thanks for praying for me and my friend torey. if u ever got any prayer requests. hit me up at Lincoln LaFrombois on facebook or email me email@example.com
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Gabriellahi! AMG is a wonderful organisation.. helps poor people in slums, aids patients, lepra patients, have a lot of schools for children.. AMG is just amazing:) Yes, Im from the Netherlands. so it was a long way to fly to India, but it was all worth it:) God bless youu
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KasparIve updated my Bio.. Sorry, i made a few errors.. and now! ive re-updated it again :) Post me on my wall anytime or you can add me on facebook - Kyrshan Kyndiah :) God bless you all :)
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GabriellaIndia is a wonderful country:) I loved to be there.. and I still love India.. and I still want to go back!:) have you ever heard about AMG (advancing the ministries of the gospel)? its a huge organisation in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Madya Pradesh. I looked at google earth and I saw you live in a real different place than Chilakaluripet:) but I guess its just beautiful there too!:) God bless you
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Gabriellahi! you come from India???? thats awesome! ive been in India last year in Chilakaluripet, Andhra pradesh. hows life there?God bless you
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bigchas40Thank you for your prayers, they are much appreciated. May God bless you always.
Original Prayer Request (posted 1 Month Ago): Please keep my friend Salma in your prayer.. She attended a bible camp with us on the 12th-15th April 2013. She has a passion for the word of God. Even though she was sick. She risked it all to study Gods word with us in the camp. She told us she has a hole in her heart. She even fell down during the sessions in the camp. We called an ambulance, she got medical treatment. But refuses to spend the night at the Hospital. She returned back to the camp after a few hours late at night. This happened at the camp. Now, Shes home in her village. She texted me rigth now saying that she has a terrible pain in her stomach, and she cant eat. Shes in pain. All i can do right now is to lift her up to Jesus. Thanks
Praise God!! Thanks for your prayers..:)
Victory report from Metal Bible outreach at Sweden Rock 2012!
2795 Metal Bibles went out and several were saved! Read more below...
First of all I want to thank you very much for your prayer support! It has meant more than words can say!
Sweden Rock Festival is the biggest metal festival in Scandinavia (northern Europe), gathering over 30 000 metalheads!
This year we were ca 60 Christians involved in the outreach stationed at 6 different places, both in the market place (Metal Community/CMI/White Metal Shop), in the middle of the festival area (Street Church), at the biker camp (Biker Church) and also at two places at the festival camp (Street Church).
We started with raising the tents on Sunday and Monday. Then on Tuesday we started the outreach. An interesting thing this year was that our tent in the market area had some really interesting neighbours. Right on the left there was a porn tent and on the right side we had Hells Angels as neighbours - so were just in the right place! Cause we as Christians are called to be light in the darkness, so we felt that we were just where we should be.
The porn tent also had some big banners with half naked women on the sides of their tent. The banners were several meters high and could be seen at a long distance. A few hours after we started the outreach on Tuesday a mighty wind however started to blow and then the porn banners were just broken in half by the wind! So it seems like God didnt like them.
We started every day with the Lords Supper and prayer, proclaiming Jesus victory over satan. Some days however, there were a big struggle to celebrate the Lords Supper. Several things happened and the Enemy really tried to do all he could to distract us and keep us from doing this. But
we persisted and kept celebrating the Lords Supper every day and that is definately a key to the successful outreach that followed. While doing this we also proclaimed that the place around our tent belonged to God and prayed in Jesus mighty name that all demons would be bind so they couldnt do anything against us or the tent. We also prayed that people we met would be open to God and also made ourselves available to God praying that He will use us just as He wanted and that we would be a blessing to people He would send in our way and be tools to show them Gods love.
This year God opened some really cool doors also directly to the bands; Sabaton, which at the moment is the best selling Swedish metal band worldwide, played a gig including the national hymn at the Swedish National Day. A few hours before the gig one of the members in the band came by the Metal Bible tent and picked up a copy of the Metal Bible! Pretty cool, eh? Heat, another upncoming band also wanted us to us pray for them about an interview they were doing later that day. Its really amazing which cool doors God is opening, also to the metal bands! Amen.
Talking about bands not all however were positive to us and our Christian faith. Some satanic black metal bands like Dimmu Borgir and Dark Funeral were playing. But before the gigs we had prayed in Jesus mighty name that the evil forces that followed them would be bind and that they would not be able to transmit any satanic influence over the audience. And lo and behold, when Dimmu Borgir and Dark Funeral then played the evil message they spread were totally powerless, it was just words but no power behind it! So their satanic messge just fell flat to the ground. Amen! So GOD really showed that He is the one that rules. So, when our enemy could not work through the openly satanic bands he tried to work through other neutral bands like Twisted Sister. Dee Snider, their vocalist mocked and cursed God heavily and even tried to get the audience to mock God as well. It was strange and really sad to hear that kind of garbage from him.
Anyway, God did some really cool stuff! We had many great spiritual talks and also got the opportunity to pray for many. We had put up signs saying that If you want prayer we can pray for you. Then those that were interested came forward and we prayed for them. We had also put up signs with the text Feel free to take a Metal Bible. Then those that were interested came forward and picked up a copy of it. So its always their initiative. We never push metal bibles or prayer on anyone. We are just there being available to people and showing them Gods love and then those that want to come to us for prayer, metal bibles, talks etc.
We were also giving away notes with Bible quotes. One member of Hells Angels took one and it was right on target, cause the Scripture he got was saying that bad company can destroy even the best. He was really hit by the message and later on when his friends from Hells Angels was not around he came in secret and wanted to have prayer. Pretty amazing how God can lead. Street Church also had improvised meetings in their military tents in the camping area, where they got the opportunity to pray and witness to lots of people.
The most important thing however, that happened during the festival was that several persons found Christ. Amen! Soli Deo Gloria.
During the outreach 2795 Metal Bibles were distributed! Amen. This is really amazing since before this year a total of 28 000 copies have went out on this festival since 2005, so in total over 30 000 metal bibles have now been distributed on this festival. All I can do is just praise GOD for this and for all He has done and will do through all these metal bibles. Besides metal bibles, also other special bibles like Biker Bible, Motor Bible etc were distributed there, so in total 3565 bibles were spread there! Amen. We also had a special tract with prayers an Psalms and 1400 copies were distributed of it.
So Gods Word was really going out heavily at the festival. A big harvest will come. God has also promised that the Word of God wont return void, cause He will watch of over it and fulfill it in each person that receives it.
Please keep all the the people that received metal bibles and other special bibles, prayer/psalm book and that we talked to and prayer for, that God will urge them to read it especially during the next following days and that God will speak prophetically into their lives through the bibles and that they will find Christ through it. Pray especially also for those that have found Christ through the outreach. Pray that they will stay saved and grow strong in Christ.
Besides spreading bibles I was also selling Christian metal cds and shirts in my booth during the festival. My colleague Henrik from White Metal Shop that shared the booth was also selling cds, cool belts, jewellery and rings with crosses. By standing there and selling Christian Metal many misconceptions about Christian Metal were broken and people were amazed that there there are so many good quality Christian Metal bands out there to check out. Pray that God will continue to speak to them through the Christian Metal cds and other merchandise they bought and continue His work in them and that the things they bought will be tools to help many to Christ.
I really want to thank GOD for all He did during this metal bible outreach! God is so awesome and He is really the one that has made this metal bible outreach so successful. Im glad to have the privilege to be His servant. To GOD be the glory forever and ever. Amen.
In His Service
If you want to support this ministry and make it possible to continue to distribute the Metal Bible at Sweden Rock and Wacken Open Air etc you can also donate a gift to it. We are dependent on gifts to do this and ANY gift is really valuable and makes it possible to us to spread the Metal Bible to more metalheads all around the world. Write To The Metal Bible in the message field.
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Original Prayer Request (posted 11 Months Ago): I got the following email message from metalforjesus.org, please pray for them."This week (4-10 June) I and several other Christians will be going to SwedenRock Festival which is one of Europes Biggest Metal Festivals with over33 000 metalheads gathered. We will go there and bring many Metal Bibleswith us that will be given away for free for anyone that is interested.We will not just hand them out to anyone however, but instead we put up signs with the text "Feel free to take a Metal Bible".Then all interested can come and pick up a copy of the Metal Bible and take it with them home. So its always their initiative.Pray that God will bless this outreach and that manywill take the metal bibles and through them find Christ. Pray that themetal bibles will break down misconceptions and help many to realize whatreal Christianity is all about. Pray that Gods Spirit will touch people and give them an opened mind so they can receive the message of Christ. Pray that God will draw people that are open for Jesus to the metal bible booths.Besides the metal bible outreach, plenty of christian metal cds, dvds, t-shirts etc will also be sold at my booth on the festival. Play that God will ministers through these things and use them to lead many to Christ and to expand Gods kingdom.The Satanic bands Dark Funeral, Hell and Dimmu Borgir willplay on the festival and our enemy Satan is not happy that we are there.Pray therefore in the mighty name of JESUS (Philippians 2:9-11) that Godwill protect us with the blood of Jesus and everything we have from all evil. Pray that God willclearly show everyone on the festival that He has the Power and that He isthe One that truly rules. Pray also that God will work through Stryper that will play and use them to be a light in the darkness.Pray that God will give us wisdom to say and do the right things, so thelove of Jesus really can shine through us. Pray that God will send angelsto guard and watch over us and everything we have. Pray that God will useus there and give us the right words to say. Pray that we will meet manypeople there that are open for Jesus and that we will be good, wiseambassadors of Christ Jesus. Pray that God will use us to be lights in thedarkness and that this outreach will be everything God wants it to be andthat God will be glorified through it.The festival takes place 6-9 June but we will start the outreach already on June the 5th . More info about the festival can be found athttp://www.swedenrock.com/.and more info about the Metal Bible can be found at www.themetalbible.comThank you so much for backing us up in prayer! We really need it and yourprayers means more than words can say.In His ServiceJohannes JonssonPSPlease spread this mail to as many prayer warriors you know all around theglobe."http://www.swedenrock.com/. andwww.swedenrock.com
Praise God!! My sister has been healed.. thankyou Heavenly Father for answering our prayers :).. Shes calm and studying quietly..not troubled anymore.. :)
What do YOU believe counts? How do you define "salvation"? Is believing in Jesus' death and confessing Him as Lord enough? Do you think it's necessary at all? Give me your thoughts, but everyone please be respectful!
Sola: The Latin word sola means "alone" or "only" in English.
The five Solas-
"Sola Scriptura" (Scripture alone) : Scripture alone is the Word of God as infallible rule of faith and practice.
"Sola Christus" (Christ alone) : Only saved through Jesus Christ and His substitutionary atonement on the cross.
"Sola Gratia" (Grace alone) : Salvation is due solely of divine grace, no merit by the fallen and sinful humanity.
"Sola Fide" (Faith alone) : Salvation is granted only to those who have faith, which is also divine gift.
"Soli Deo Gloria" (Glory to God alone) : All that was achieved by hearing the unique message of God's Word and believed in Jesus the Christ alone for salvation, because they have been helped by God with His grace and the gift of faith created in the heart of the believer by the Holy Spirit. Will ever unique(only) glory and praise to the Lord who saved them.
I don't think I ever made a prayer request before - mainly cause I guess I am a solitary kind of person. But this is not for me; it is for my mother Marie. She just found out this weekend that she has arthritis on her spine. She is already experiencing pain in certain parts of her body. I, and I hope you, will pray that this does not become such a progressive sort of condition and that her pain will be minimal. I appreciate any and all prayers and well wishes. Thank you sincerely.
Ive been struggling with a lot of anxiety issues. It really affects me and I am so afraid of what people think because of the way I act. My anxiety makes me irritable and depressed because it takes a lot out of me to be social and to just be around a group of people. Especially those I don't know or feel comfortable around. I'm so embarrassed and just wish I could be normal. I don't know how to act anymore. Ive just become really angry inside and I don't know how to cope with these things. Ive thought about seeing a Christian counselor, but I'm not sure if I should or if its what I need. I depend a lot on my sister for support, but she is not there for me in the way I want her to be. I hate that she's married, I feel like she cares less for me. I am just really hurting inside and I feel attacked when my mom and sister tell me I need to go to counseling. I don't think I'm that bad and if I am I would want to make that decision on my own. Not because of them.
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.� 1 Peter 5:7
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.� Matthew 11:28
Jesus is your comforter :)
“Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. Proverbs 16:3
“Submit yourselves, then to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.� James 4:7
When I’m facing with anxiety and troubles’ saying this prayer helps me...
Prayer during anxiety and troubles:
Jesus I feel great anxiety. I need Your Peace in my mind and in my heart. Jesus come into my heart, and dwell with me and stay forever. You know that my thoughts are sometimes very dark. Teach me to listen to Your voice because I know You want the best for me. Give me Power to live a pure life, and forgive me all my sins. Thank you for forgiving me my sins as I also forgive those who hurt me. Thank you for giving me Your Holy Spirit. Strengthen me through Your Holy Spirit. Thank you for always being there for me. Continue to guide and counsel me through Your Holy Spirit. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.
“So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.� John 8:36
I have a favor to ask. I told you guys about this blog that I'm creating to reach out to victims of sexual assault, well I need to advertise. I made a different facebook account to protect my privacy and so I don't have any friends on fb to invite to like my page. The page is called Smash the Image: http://www.facebook.com/?sk=welcome#!/pages/Smash-the-Image/238628256240077 I also have a twitter account: @SmashtheImage and the website is smashtheimage.wordpress.com...the official launch of the website is on Saturday the 23, until then no one can see the website. But my favor is that you guys would please please invite your friends to like the page, follow the twitter account and check out the blog. You guys can add my fb account too: Kat Crawford...my picture is a bunch of green apples with a red one in the middle. Thanks so much in advance!!
Hey guys, guess what! I dont know if you heard or not but Build a Bear workshop held an international contest to have someone design a new outfit for their mascot, Beremy. I entered and am a semi finalist for my design!!! I am so excited. The grand prize is a $5,000 scholarship, my design being the new face of build a bear, and a trip for 4 to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in NYC!! Winning this scholarship would be so awesome because I can't afford to go to college. Anyways, who will be chosen finalists will be decided by public votes. If you go online to buildabear.com/sweeps you can vote for my design. Look under the right column of designs: under my design it says 'Vote for Melinda' and 'smile!". I'll keep you guys informed about how it progresses. Thanks for your support. With God, anythng is entirely possible.
Hey guys (: so I'm in a much better place than the last time I came here. I am officially in recovery from the eating disorder (praise God), and I've also been leading old youth group the past few times which is rewarding and challenging and a blast all at once. I just turned 18 and am super excited about my next semester in college. I'm majoring in youth ministry and I have 2 years left before I recieve my BA and head off to seminary. Btw, does anyone have any suggestions for a good school? Also, any ideas for fun activities to do with youth group would be greatly welcome because we are so severely limited in my small town and I'm out of ideas. (aside from the upcoming service projects). So I just wanted to share what God's doing in my life and get some ideas (: also, what is God doing in yall's life??! Sincerely - an (anxiously) waiting Nic. <3
Praise God!! :) God bless you, Nic. :) God is Good..
Hey, 1st of all joining this awesome c28 community on the month of May has truely been a blessing.. made new friends here.. God's family is awesome:) i attended a Bible youth camp recently 31st May - 4th June.. I'm so blessed along with my sister for having attended it.. made new friends.. Gain a lot of Spiritual food from the camp.. We have Bible study every Tuesday with our youth group.. i love the Prayer service that is conducted every 1st Tuesday of the month in our youth group.. Each and every member of our youth group have the opportunity to share give a prayer request or a praise point.. then, We all pray in a group for that person's prayer request or praise point.. Praying in a group is powerful.. “And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and request.” Ephesians 6:18
Well, it's me, Kingskid. I had to make a new account because of login problems. That was annoying! But just to let you know, my name is still KingsKid with a 2 on the end so you can go to the right wall! :) How has everyone been doing lately? Any exciting summer activites coming up?
hey,, there Kingskid :)I had that Login problem a few days ago.. But after 24 hours.. it will work again. Friendly advice do not click the keep me Logged in icon.. If you do always remember to Log out :)
I need your support as my brothers and sisters in Christ. Last weekend I went to a Youth Convention and God moved in incredible ways in my life, ways that I didn't see coming for years! The month of April was really difficult for me, but God was so intentional over last weekend and brought so much healing and forgiveness upon me. In April I became addicted to cutting myself. I'm not telling you this cuz I want attention, or cuz I want you to feel sorry for me, or anything like that. I'm telling you because I really need to be lifted up in prayer right now. I'm having the urges to cut again, because cutting did become an addiction in just one month. I DO NOT want to go back to where I was. The only reason I am asking for prayer in this is because I so badly just want to be with Jesus and want these chains to fall off. I appreciate the prayers...