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But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty; 1 Cor. 1:27

But as for me, I will sing about your power. I will shout with joy each morning because of your unfailing love. For you have been my refuge, a place of safety in the day of distress. Psalm 59:16

I will sing to the LORD as long as I live. I will praise my God to my last breath! Psalm 104:33

I had come back to the Lord. There was such joy in my life and I hungered for so much more. I had never been baptized before. There is nothing magical about being baptized in water. All you are doing is showing the world that you are willing to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

Baptizim night was usually held at least once every 2 or 3 months depending on how many people were being baptized that evening. They had a big tank of water in the back of the alter and before the people were baptized they would testify about their love for Christ.

I had never spoken before in front of people. I hated the thought and was really nervous about it. But I loved the Lord and wanted to go through with it anyway. They had a microphone set up about a foot away from the tank so that it could pick up the people’s voices. I got into the water and was so nervous I needed something to hold onto for security. Guess what I reached out for? The microphone! All I could hear was from both pastors "No!" Fortunately I withdrew my hand before touching it or it would have been an early trip to heaven for all of us in the tank.

It was a beautiful experience being baptized and a moment I will cherish forever. I had made up my mind, I was going all the way with Jesus.

One thing I desired was the baptism of the Holy Spirit. I tried for months to receive it but something was holding me back. Since I was a teenager I had been going to different phycologists and counselling sessions to deal with all the anger I had as well as facing life with an incurable disease, rheumatoid arthritis. Every Thursday night I had been attending a group counselling session at a rehab centre in the western part of Montreal. I had the strongest impression that God wanted me to let go of these sessions. He was now my counsellor and I was not to go to the world any longer for this type of help. He had to be my complete source.

I told them that night I would no longer be back for the sessions and I testified to what Christ was doing in my life. I walked out of there with such joy in my heart. I had made the Lord my all in all. The Lord has a sense of humour. He loves embarrassing me. I got on a crowded bus going down Sherbrooke St to go home. No sooner had I sat in my seat then the Spirit touched me. He touched me and I started weeping and couldn’t help myself. It was tears of joy. I wanted to sing and dance right there. People on the bus must have thought I was crazy. No sooner had I gotten home when I fell on my knees at the edge of my bed and this beautiful heavenly language just gushed out. I couldn’t help myself. I was completely surrendered to Him and wrapped in His arms.

A few moths later I was sitting in MacDonald’s with a friend discussing what God wanted us to do with our lives now. She says to me; "Why don’t you try singing?" Right there and then the Spirit hit me again. Once more in a crowded place. He just came over me and my spirit leapt with His. I was weeping again. He was telling me this is what He had called me to do.

The church I was attending had a very good music program. We had gone to a dinner one evening and heard their youth choir sing. I was so blessed to hear the songs they did. The director was an accomplished studio musician and was really good at what he did. As a young believer I needed to know for sure that this was God speaking to me. So together my friend and I prayed and asked the Lord that if it was really Him speaking, to talk to music director and have him come and speak to me about joining the group.

I had an appointment with one of the pastors and my friend went home. As I was sitting in the sanctuary the music director came in. He said to me; "Gerry I was just thinking, "How would you like to try out for the youth choral?" I nearly fell off my seat. It wouldn’t be the last time either. There have been so many times where the only one who knew was God or a few close friends what I had asked Him, but God has answered exactly what I asked. This was the beginning of a ministry in my life that has been so satisfying. He put a new song in my heart, a song of praise to my God. Psalm 40:3  I would never look back.

 

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Comments on: "The Way of a Fool – Part 4" (36)

  1. Gerry, thanks for sharing your real experiences with God. I love the witness of Him!!! He is awesome. If I was Him I would of squashed us like a bug a looooong time ago. Who can love and have compassion and restore the broken-hearted and give wings to fly like our God!!Hallelujah!Jason

  2. Wow! I love your testimony.. please tell me more and more of what the Lord has done in your life,,, tell us more! Praise the Lord!!

  3. Ernesto said:

    How come ther is no mention of Our Lord Jesus Christ in your comments…He is the ONLY WAY to the Father? What Bibile are you guys reading?

  4. ErnestoAngel27What are you talking about. This whole space is dedicated to Jesus Christ. Look again.

  5. From my earlier comments, Jesus was implicitly in everything I said.. He is under every rock, in every blade of grass.. You just have to look. No problem.. Just look. Don\’t think about it.. searching for what you think you might find.. Quiet your mind and look. If you are truly into it. Nothing if good or bad it is only your perception "your story line that puts it into a context of good or bad". Everyone has a degree of madness in them. The madness is not part of anyone. It is only the interpretation that is mad. Because with every positive thing there is an equal and opposit negative thing. These are all constructs made by our imagination our dilogues in our head. You are.. Now.. At this very moment.. Being.. It is not helpful for you to be thinking too much or reading too deep into any situation. Just stay with the moment for a little while. Find some solitude. Be present.. Jesus is, and is in it all.Peace~Darren

  6. ErnestoAngel27: Jesus is what it\’s all about. Amen! Jesus is the name above all names. At the name of Jesus the darkness trembles. He was and is and always will be the living Word, the Holy One. He conquered death and sin where no other would or could. He rose from the dead and He lives forevermore. He gave His very life for us, though we did nothing to deserve it, and still bears us up each waking moment. His name is Jesus. JESUS!! JESUS!!! What a beautiful name!!! Jesus, our Lord, our Savior, our King, our Master, we love you! Abba, Father, Daddy we love you!! Holy Spirit we wait and yield and desire for You! We do love Jesus my friend. Just look a little closer.Jason

  7. Darren, "For every positive thing there is an equal an opposite negative thing". I have to disagree on one specific point. This law does not apply to forgiveness. You know the saying "What goes around comes around". When we repent before God, and he accepts our offering, and forgives our sin, the "negative thing" is cancelled. The opposite reaction or "consequence" is eliminated, (except in some obvious situations), but as far as the judgement of God, it is cancelled immediately. God is absolute, yet he cannot be perceived absolutely.Jason

  8. Good day J,Forgiveness… The opposite is not to forgive. It is obvious. To hold onto, to grasp, to desire something. You can\’t wish yourself into it. It\’s either forgiven or not. Good vs. Evil. +, – Alpha , Omega; Infinity and Nothing. It\’s all there for you to contemplate. In the book of Genisis, Adam and Eve were thrown out of the guarden for eating from the tree of knowledge of Good and Evil. Our image of lucifer falling from Heaven is interesting because what makes up Evil was part of heaven before the fall. God or Everything = Good + Evil.We want to think that our image of God is absolute good.But if there were no evil there would be no good or vice versa… How much more theory do you need? It is our thoughts that we are fighting with, not each other. ~Darren

  9. Hi Gerry! Happy Friday!!!Hope you\’re having a GREAT day!Kim

  10. Hi Gerry, have you ever heard the U2 version of Psalm 40? It\’s on their war album, simply titled "40" it\’s very good. "Drowning Man" is also very good, it strongly speaks of God\’s salvation call to mankind and is very reminiscent of Isaiah 40:31… heres the lyrics:Take my handYou know I\’ll be thereIf you canI\’ll cross the sky for your loveFor I have promisedOh, to be with you tonightAnd for the time that will comeTake my handYou know I\’ll be thereIf you canI\’ll cross the sky for your loveAnd I understandThese winds and tidesThis change of timesWon\’t drag you awayHold on, and hold on tightlyHold on, and don\’t let goOf my loveThe storms will pass (the storm will pass)It won\’t be long now (it won\’t be long now)His love will lastHis love will last…foreverTake my handYou know I\’ll be thereIf you canI\’ll cross the sky for your loveGive you what I hold dearHold on, hold on tightlyHold on, hold on tightlyRise up, rise upWith wings like eaglesYou run, you runYou run and not grow weary(take my hand, take my hand)Hold on, and hold on tightlyHold on, hold on tightlyTo this love…last foreverTo this love…last foreverTake my handTake my hand…

  11. So what happens to the sin or "evil" once it has been forgiven?Jason

  12. Gerry, careful which cd\’s of u2 you get… they went dodgy in the 90\’s, but they do seem to be on the way back.N

  13. Ernesto said:

    Gotta get me some glasses!!!!Peace be with you all!

  14. I don\’t know.Sin, is a knowledge. Evil is a knowledge, Good is a knowledge, happiness is a knowledge. And it spins off out of control from there.Forgiveness is the letting go of feelings hostilities or negative feeling towards another. Our special story / identification with the problem. The 10 commandments were built from the histeria of the moment – the people around Moses decended into chaos and lost all direction – searching for happiness while it was inside them all along. If you look inside yourself beyond the good and the evil or even the concept of the forgiveness of sins. There is no need to worry about the 10 commandments because there is little chance that you will break them because you ARE following them. And you know that when you break them you are olny messing with your conscience at this moment. But you don\’t even have to think about that.. The fear is not there.. The desire to know what will happen after death is not there.. You are at peace.. Not happy or sad, excited or angry.. Just at peace. ~*~~Darren~

  15. I thought i\’d leave the web about signs , it\’d be fun to learn the signs??? http://www.deafmissions.com/dic/ADRSindex.htmlhttp://valleybible.net/deaf/asl.shtmlThere are the sign dictionary.. if you like to know how to signs.. it may look funny to sign..LOL

  16. good stuff man…

  17. Nice Space!Please feel free to check out this site, a fan site for an amazing band, and by all means click their links and listen to the music and leave your comments.It would be greatly appreciated.http://spaces.msn.com/members/AKAFanSite/Thank You!#1 Fan

  18. Darren, Here\’s something to soak on:Micah 7:18-19 [Amplified] Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness. He will again have compassion on us; He will subdue and tread underfoot our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.Hebrews 10:11-22 [Amplified] And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest. For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more. This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them; And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more. Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin. Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, By a new and living way, which he hath consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; And having an high priest over the house of God; Let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water. What I\’m trying to say is the sin is not converted into a different form. It simply no longer exists. It goes against rationale which I\’m sure you understand. The reason I make this point is a lot of what you say reminds me of a lot of thoughts I used to have. I used to maintain a balance of everything in the Spirit, and what ended up happening was I served God with a condemned heart unknowingly. There were so many things I did that were wrong, that He even forgave, and I *knew* He forgave, but because of the checks and balances I enforced in life, it was like I hadn\’t forgiven myself. I still held these things over myself subconsciously, and could not break out of them, until I truly understood that they were gone, and I was given a fresh start AGAIN, as you say, here and now. I see the same pattern of maintaining checks and balances in your posts, and I just want to caution you to not make the same mistakes I\’ve made. I this doesn\’t apply to you, then don\’t worry about it, hopefully it helps someone else. Who the Son sets free, is free indeed.In His Love,Jason

  19. Sorry! The Hebrews scripture a the King James translation. Here is the Amplified if you\’re in a reading mood.Hebrews 10:11-22 [Amplified] Furthermore, every [human] priest stands [at his altar of service] ministering daily, offering the same sacrifices over and over again, which never are able to strip [from every side of us] the sins [that envelop us] and take them away– Whereas this One [Christ], after He had offered a single sacrifice for our sins [that shall avail] for all time, sat down at the right hand of God, Then to wait until His enemies should be made a stool beneath His feet. For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy. And also the Holy Spirit adds His testimony to us [in confirmation of this]. For having said, This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their inmost thoughts and understanding), He then goes on to say, And their sins and their lawbreaking I will remember no more. Now where there is absolute remission (forgiveness and cancellation of the penalty) of these [sins and lawbreaking], there is no longer any offering made to atone for sin. Therefore, brethren, since we have full freedom and confidence to enter into the [Holy of] Holies [by the power and virtue] in the blood of Jesus, By this fresh (new) and living way which He initiated and dedicated and opened for us through the separating curtain (veil of the Holy of Holies), that is, through His flesh, And since we have [such] a great and wonderful and noble Priest [Who rules] over the house of God, Let us all come forward and draw near with true (honest and sincere) hearts in unqualified assurance and absolute conviction engendered by faith (by [a]that leaning of the entire human personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness), having our hearts sprinkled and purified from a guilty (evil) conscience and our bodies cleansed with pure water.Jason

  20. wow Gerry you always get the most hits you should put your space up for add\’s you would make a killing

  21. Jimmy WanabeThat\’s not what it is all about Jimmy.

  22. i know thats not what its about but i was just saying that if your ever down on your luck you know what to do mabe putting up adds about church involved fund rasers that kind of thing

  23. It\’s against the policies of MSN Spaces to make use of spaces for profit.

  24. oh well it was worth a try right stay true peace and love, Jeff

  25. Gerry!Powerful testimony…Testimony to the Beloved~Jesus! I read it complete…and need to ask about healing for your legs? You mentioned I think that was to come…so I guess it is done :DI thought how much your life was like my own son, his relationship with his Dad. Leighton, is my son\’s name and he came to the Lord when he was 9…I was still partying in the world…looking for Jesus…in the bars :DI remember the night he came home and announced to me slamming the front door..that he had just asked Jesus into his heart!!The words you wrote ..encouraged me "I became his whether I felt like it or not" Encouraged to me to hold on to the Truth that Jesus holds on to himAlso these words in your testimony…encouraged me through God keeping you close to him "He never forgets those who are his"I\’m glad that Ken Bombay was a spiritual father to you…so that you could see the Father\’s Heart of love for you!You are blessed! A witness of His Everlasting Love!JOY…in the Holy Ghost!Sherra

  26. Hello Gerry.It\’s me agian.I would like it if you would take down the link to "Exodus International" becasue it is wrong. People are born homosexual, it\’s is not a sin or anything wrong. If God or something/someone made everything, then he would have made homosexuality. But if it\’s wrong then why would he made people that way?. People are just born that what way and there is nothing wrong with it. If there are/know anyone that was gay and is now straight, your lieing to yourselfStill don\’t belevie me?Didn\’t think soYou may want to read thishttp://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article296445.ece

  27. LLghoulJAnd the week after that another study will contradict that. Sorry but the Exodus link stays. Sin is sin.Everybody is born into sin. It is in our genes. Only Jesus Christ can help you to be who you are supposed to be.Thousands have been set free and thousands more will be.

  28. Hi Gerry!IM Ana From Puerto Rico. I knew about your space by my friend Lisa. I asked her about how can I make a prayer request list. She told me you can help me! So, please, whenever you can answer me, I\’ll be thankful.Bless you bro!Ana

  29. How is it sin? Where does it say that? it may say sex is for pro-creation But it never says it is a sin. And don\’t tell me leviticus, I have read that part of bible many times and I am well informed.

  30. Unknown said:

    Hey Gerryyour story is amazing and inspirational.Ive noticed that homosexuality is a hot topic being brought up on christian msn spaces at the moment. weird. oh well catch ya.love ClaireGod blessoh by the way how\’s that family going ?

  31. Unknown said:

    Anathere is a link at the top of this page to make prayer requests. hope that helpslove ClaireGod bless

  32. No, i mean Ana needs to make her own prayer require list IN her own msn space like Gerry has, she needs help and show her how

  33. Always great to hear the personal testimonies. Keep on sharing. 🙂

  34. Jason,Thank you for the time you have spent sending me these messages.. The passages resonated within me. I do believe that I am speaking from a place of inner peace. In a sence I feel that I have died and went to heaven. I know that the world is insane and populated by people who do not know what they are doing to one another. Just as Jesus could not do anything for these people neither can I. The sickness is so thick within the psyche of mankind that all I can do is cut through the madness in a calm way, while keeping my eye on the ball. I guess if I can stay at peace within this madness, I will have done my job here on earth. While the world works it\’s way to destruction I know in my heart that there will be a better world somewhere eventually. It may not be in this eternity but perhaps in the next eternity or some concept similar. I may not remember this existance, but do I really want to live this life over again? No, not after I know what life will be like after the switch.This place could have been a paridise, but humans are trying to turn it into hell. Some people are looking deep within themselves and new signs of life are starting to spring up. I sometimes feel like I am the only one going throgh this.Bombard me with scripture, media and eticit, I will fall…. With teachers like Jesus and others who were intouch with this existance our essence will have ment something. If it was his thoughts manifisted or a grand illusion for our own entertainment or super education, great.. My heart is battle weary from this suffering continously… My mind is very heavy and I need some sleep..I think the overall Christian message is getting through.. I hear it.. My mind has quited down in the past few days. I know the big change is here.. I walk into the darkness and I have no fear because the madness that I have endured here on earth has no comparison. If it gets worse I don\’t know If I can take an eternity of this.. If we are trapped in this unending nightmare I can only think of a multitude of explitives.. So, decend into the pits of paranoia and suspision.. I do not want to go there.. These are the hells we are avoiding. I know we are already there. Now, that I have pealed back the onion of my soul. I will quietly go back to my meditation and focus on my goal (((+))) This is what thought can do to a mind. This is a whole new level of suffering for me. Peace~*~Darren

  35. Hi Ana MarieYou would create a prayer list in the same way you would create a guestbook. If you go to this link it will help to add all kinds of things to your space,http://spaces.msn.com/members/d3vmax/

  36. LLghoulJYou are not so well informed as you would like to think. There are many scriptures that talk about homosexuality as a sin. Romans 1:26-27, 1 Corinthians 6:9, 1 Timothy 1:9-10.

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