I am 28 years old. I was blessed to have come to know the Lord Jesus at the age of five. It was through the teaching of my parents that I came to know Christ and began to grow in my faith. I was blessed to be a part of a Christian school where their motto was “training in righteousness.” I was baptized in May 1997 in the Jordan River during a college trip to Israel. Based on the presence and conviction of the Holy Spirit living inside of me, and based on Eph. 2:8-9 and other related passages in Scripture, I have full assurance of my salvation in Christ.
Despite having known the Lord, I struggled with habitual sin for many years. Praise the Lord that I used to be in shackles to pornography and other forms of sexual impurity, but I am now set free by the precious blood of Christ. I tried ending the habitual aspect of this sin on my own for three years, but then on August 2, 2000, after crying out to God on my knees for deliverance and confessing that I couldn’t do it on my own, I was then freed of the BONDAGE to sexual impurity.
The struggles lingered, however, with many battles–some of them were intense all the way through 2006. I would win many by the grace of God, but I would also lose some battles. God personally convicted me of certain music I was listening to that I needed to throw away.
The Holy Spirit also showed me that I had to stop browsing websites that only gave the enemy an ‘open door’ into my life. Although the sites were not pornographic, they still appealed to the flesh. Since I have “radically amputated” these, I have had incredible victory in my thought life, and the Lord is enabling me to take captive each thought –to make it obedient to Christ (2 Cor. 10:5), is enabling me to cancel out every impure thought via the cross of Christ and is enabling me to be victorious over the enemy on a regular daily basis now! Praise the Lord! In addition, there were other forms of demonic oppression in my life, but the Lord has healed, delivered, and set me free of that as well and I am walking in freedom by His grace.
I also want to mention that though I used to be extremely shy and had this social problem of fearing people, I am now on the radio doing what I never imagined doing, and doing what I didn’t want to do initially–and that is hosting a talk show! It is a Christian program where the Lord is using me to speak out against evil and bring the truth to light.
It is my goal now to reach out to those who struggle with addictions, demonic oppression, and ones who have been abused in some way via a radio ministry that I hope to be national and international someday. In a way the radio show I have now is worldwide as it is live on the internet each week. Praise the Lord, and I couldn’t have made it this far without Him!