in 2001 I started a small business to try to "Get legit" at the same time I met my wife so I started to slow down a bit. But it wasn't until I went to a funeral for a friend of mine in 2005 that I first heard the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I actually went to this funeral just to show my old friends that would be in attendance that I was "Balling" (that means making lots of money for the old folks.)
I never went there expecting to be transformed but, what I heard that day changed me. I found out that I was a sinner,Which some how was actually news to me because I was always told that "Jesus loves me”, this had given me false assurance! Actually I found out that I was an enemy of God (Rom 8:7, Col 1:21, James 4:4) because I had done all the things he said "Thou shall not". I was a law breaker (1st john 3:4) heading to an eternity of hell fire (Revelation 21:8) and I deserved it for sinning against the very God who gave me life (Psalm 139:13). It is true that “Jesus loved” me in the sense that, He loved me enough to warn me of the wrath to come, then die on the cross as my substitute ( 2 Cor 5:21) and if I repent from my sin (Luke 13:3-5) and trust in him as my Lord (Luke 14:26-33) and Saviour I will be reconciled (2 Cor 5:19) with my God.
That's when the preacher told us the "good news" That God did not desire that I go to hell (2 Peter 3:9) so God made away. God became flesh in the person of Jesus (John 1:14) and lived the perfect sinless life that I could not (1 Peter 2:22, 1:19) . Then he died on the cross to pay the penalty (1 john 4:10) that was due and If I repent (Turn from my sin) and trust in Him I receive his righteousness (2 Cor 5:21) and become Justified (Rom 5:1) before a Holy God. I stood up in that church and received that gift and have never been the same!
Notice I never tried nor wanted to change, but God by the power of the Holy Spirit began a change in me that not only made my views of everything in this world to change, but also my views on God. He is now the center of my life I live for Him I desire to know him more. My new purpose in life is like Paul in the amplified version of Philippians 3:10.
[For my determined purpose is] that I may know Him [that I may progressively become more deeply and intimately acquainted with Him, perceiving and recognizing and understanding the wonders of His Person more strongly and more clearly], and that I may in that same way come to know the power outflowing from His resurrection [which it exerts over believers], and that I may so share His sufferings as to be continually transformed [in spirit into His likeness even] to His death, [in the hope]
I thank God for rescuing me from the bondage of sin to which I was a slave (John 8:34). Now having been on the other side of Gods wrath and knowing what its like to be caught in a lifestyle that was all about serving self. I now have a heart to see those that are like I once was to become like I now am, a child of the Most High God (John 1:12). Thats why the web site, the blog, the music, the ministry, the evangelism, I want to see people saved and in a right relationship with God.
To be in a right relationship with God requires allot. First you must realize that your a sinner by looking at the 10 commandments to see if you've kept them (or take the Good Person Test.) If you have not kept them you need to repent of that sin then confess to God that you need a saviour and that you trust in his son Jesus' sacrifice on the cross as the payment for your sins. Then read your bible and believe and obey what it says.
If you have done this or have questions please email me.