Category Archives: Testimonies
Most of the time, when we hear the word ‘counsellor’ our minds race to human beings. And yes, man can counsel us, however the word ‘counsellor’ is not limited to man.
Lets have a look at this scripture:
Psalms 119: 24
Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors.
Are you going through a difficult time? Are you saying to yourself, where is my way of escape? Perhaps its time to look at what the Lord has done for you in the past. Consider the various testimonies in your life, and let them be your counsellors. Ponder on what the Lord did for you before, how He brought you out, how He delivered you, for He has not changed. Let what the Lord did in the past, be your present counsellors in that situation.
Encourage yourself in the Lord. Say to yourself, what the Lord did then, He will do now. Remember David, 1 Samuel 17: 37 David said moreover, The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear, he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said unto David, Go, and the Lord be with thee. Did the Lord not deliver Him?
Begin to remember all of your testimonies and ponder on them. Let them encourage you and be your counsellors. Say to yourself as the psalmist said ‘Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counselors’.
The Lord is our righteousness, and He has become our righteousness ( 1 Corinthians 1: 30) , however we do have a responsibly to live unto righteousness. To live anyhow and claim that we are the righteousness in Him is not genuine Christianity!
1 Peter 2: 24
Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
1 John 1: 9- 10
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.
Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God
Before Bobby Conner was ever born he had an encounter with the Lord. He says the encounter took place inside his mother’s womb. When Bobby’s mom was pregnant, his father was in a mental institution dying of a venereal disease. The doctors warned his mother that the baby she was carrying would also be affected by the same illness that his father was dying of in the hospital. So, she decided to abort the baby (Bobby) that was in her womb with a coat hanger. But, God’s hand intervened and protected Bobby. As his mom inserted the coat hanger inside her body and attempted to pull Bobby’s life out, the Lord’s hand came and pushed Bobby aside in his mother’s womb.
Although some have said that nobody can know what happened to them when they were a fetus, Bobby disagrees, “Me and John the Baptist do.”
Bobby grew up in East Texas in extreme poverty. His mom made family clothes out of feed sacks. Since the family did not have a car, they would hitch a ride to church. At the age of eight, Bobby began to feel self conscious about his impoverished conditions. In an effort to escape, Bobby began to drink alcohol, shoe polish, shaving lotion and even gasoline.
“I could be whoever I wanted to be when I was high,” Bobby said.
He would even break into hospitals and steal pills to support his addiction. In 1968, after a history of drug abuse and jail time as a young adult, Bobby decided to get a “normal life.” He married, had a child, and even lived in a house with a white picket fence. But Bobby still felt empty.
In frustration he cried out, “If this is all there is to living, I’m through with it.”
One night, after he dropped his wife and son off at church, Bobby drove away from the church with a double barrel shotgun under his seat. Parking the car, he pulled out the gun, placed the barrel in his mouth, and took the safety off. With his thumb on the trigger, Bobby began to cry and shake uncontrollably, but he just couldn’t kill himself. Instead, he put the gun away and drove back to the church.
Read full article at: http://www.cbn.com/700club/guests/bios/Bobby_Conner111808a.aspx