A young man from South Africa shares a touching testimony how the incident at The SCOAN on September 12th 2014 proved to be a catalyst in his decision to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Saviour!
“My name is Courtney and I am 20 years old. The Lord has saved me from an addiction to pornography since I was 12, marijuana which nearly destroyed my academic career and homosexual feelings which were a constant source of unhappiness and despair.
“These various afflictions caused a lot of mental anguish. I wanted to be free but I was too ashamed to tell anybody. Pride, fear and many distractions kept me from the only way out of a life of sin.
“My parents and family were in the dark about all of it but I knew what I was doing and I knew God was aware of it too. I also knew satan was behind the problems yet I could not come forward and accept Christ. I was completely under demonic bondage.
“I had a seared conscience from the porn which perverted my mind. I was a lust driven individual. Many times I had an opportunity to accept Christ but I simply could not take that leap of faith.
“Then, on the 12th September, the incident at The SCOAN served as a catalyst that ‘woke’ me up from my spiritual death. Previously, I found it quite easy to drown out the conviction of the Holy Spirit by immersing myself in the world’s distractions – TV series, worldly music, movies, friends, carnal pleasures etc…
“After the incident, it was not that simple. It was too big to be drowned out by willful ignorance. Also my academics suffered terribly under the sinful lifestyle. I was on the verge of failing my second year of varsity. The bondage of sin coupled with the knowledge of the incident proved to be too much to handle.
“I came to my senses and stopped running away from Christ. I got down on my knees and prayed for the first time in nearly 6 years. I repented, renounced my old life and asked Jesus to come into my life.
“I TURNED my back on sin and the evil ways of this wicked generation. I began to immerse myself in the Word of God on Emmanuel TV and prayer. Slowly, the Holy Spirit showed me I needed to eliminate things in my life that would hinder His work. It came in many ways – friends, books, secular music and carnal things that conflict with the Word of God.
“I want to testify that right now, I have no cravings to smoke weed or cigarettes. Through the washing of the Word and prayer, my spirit, mind and body is being restored. No more pornography; no more perversion. I praise the Lord for saving me every day. The joy that comes through accepting Christ surpasses the futile pursuits of worldly pleasures.
“To the youth who have lost all hope, I don’t know your situation, but I will tell you this – Jesus Christ is the ONLY solution. Turn to Him and He will save you.
“I have by God’s miraculous grace passed all my law modules and am starting the academic year with a clean slate, a campus job and a new strength in Christ.”
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