Hi my name is Robert and I would like to tell you my story of how God has changed
my life forever.
Since a very young age I always had a very healthy fear of death but had no inclination
to want to know God or go to church.
I always had a very healthy fear of death
I was very big on wanting to succeed in life and was a talented student and runner
but at around 13 years old I started making bad decisions which led to my smoking
marijuana and drinking spirits heavily, getting kicked out of school, and developing
an all round bad attitude.
At 13 I started smoking marijuana and drinking heavily
I turned my focus from academics to drug dealing as I was starting to question why
people try so hard to live good lives when we all just die. I understand not all
people think like this and lots of others are happy with their lives but I wanted
more I just saw no evidence of their being any more. Especially concerning a God
that allegedly exists out there somewhere and as I was told actually cares about
and is interested in me.
I turned my focus from academics to drug dealing
That all got challenged one day when a young man from a Revival Centre in Melbourne
stopped me in a shopping mall to tell me that people didn’t have to fear death as
they could always take God up on his offer to pray and receive his Holy Spirit and
be set free from not only mortality but essentially everything that has been binding
The young man quoting his bible was totally convinced that if I asked God for this
Holy Spirit I was assured that I would get it as it is a direct promise from God
to whoever will take him up on it and I could become aware of Gods power for myself.
A young man told me I could become aware of
God’s power for myself
I followed this young man back to his house and began to pray asking God for this
Holy Spirit and was surprised that after only a couple of minutes praying I felt
something trying to take over my tongue as I was praying.
Prayer session left me thinking
I might be on the verge of something huge
That small, brief prayer session left me thinking I might be on the verge of something
huge and I wanted to get to the bottom of it and find out for myself for sure.
I wanted to find out for myself for sure
I took the time to visit a Revival Centre Meeting the following day where I was amazed
by the genuine clean living people who were excited to hear I was praying for this
Holy Spirit which I later confirmed each one of them had also received.
I was challenged if I had any good reason why I didn’t want to make a commitment
to God and be baptised and make a brand new start to my life. I couldn’t see any
harm in this as I sincerely would have loved to make a fresh start and knew I needed
help as I had already tried many a time to fix my life in my own efforts but never
got it right.
After being baptised all I can remember is it just felt right
After being baptised all I can remember was it just felt right and my determination
to continue to pray for the Holy Spirit only got stronger. My persistence paid off
because later that week after much praying and encouragement I received the Holy
Spirit just as I was promised I would and instantly acquired a new language I had
never spoken or heard before. It was a very powerful moving experience that left
me reassured instantly that God was 100% real without any doubt and that he did care
for me and I just knew at that moment now God was going to be with me everywhere
I went and that nothing could stop me now.
From that moment the desire to use alcohol or drugs left me
It turned out I was right. From that moment on I never touched alcohol or drugs ever
again as the desire to do so instantly left me. I felt my mind clearing up and strengthening
everyday and I was excited to get out of bed and face each day.
I was excited to get out of bed and face each day
Since that day I have thoroughly enjoyed my new life in which I have met many others
all over the world who also share this same experience. I have also got great joy
out of telling everyone I can find about what a wonderful, faithful God I have working
in my life who I am very grateful for this calling I received and cant imagine how
much poorer I would be to have continued my life not knowing that God was real all
along and the truth was right under my nose the whole time I just had to make the
I have thoroughly enjoyed my new life
I can understand if this experience hasn’t happened to you yet you may be filled
with reservations and doubts as I was but I can only encourage you that when someone
tells you about receiving Gods Holy Spirit it is the most important and rewarding
thing you could ever hope to be a part of.