The Power of Love

As told by D.B.

My name is D.B. and I am 25 years old. I was brought up without any real knowledge of Isa Al-Masih. My father was a devoutly religious man. All my brothers and I were required to perform various religious rituals and if we made any mistakes my father would hit us with a stick or slap us on our faces.

In January 1984, I was on my way to play soccer. Someone with an Injil in his hand stopped me and spoke about the "good news" to me. The man spoke to me in a gentle way, yet he spoke with power and authority. He did not condemn me, although there was much sin and wrong in my life and heart.

Two important things stick out in my mind about what he said to me and about what he read. The first had to do with love and the fact that this stranger really loved me and was genuinely interested in my well-being and in the condition of my eternal soul. More than that, this kind man told me that God loved me and wanted to take care of me. This was very strange to me as I had never been taught that God loves me. I thought God was unknowable and that He would not be concerned with my problems or needs. I thought of God as a strict master who was quick to punish my wrong deeds but who cared very little about me as a person. I didn’t think I was worthy of His attention, since I had never done anything great for Him to win His admiration or concern.

The second thing I remember had to do with the power and authority of Al-Masih. The man of God who ministered to me spoke with authority and power as he told me about Isa Al-Masih who came to earth. He also told me that Isa has authority in heaven and earth and that He could and would help me with the solutions to all my problems and that He could supply my needs. This was extremely good news for me as I was a very needy person.

That very day I gave my life to Al-Masih. This was the greatest day of my life.

After I began following Isa as Lord, evil spirits were invoked on me by my family, but I did not fear the evil spirits because I knew that Isa was greater than Satan and his evil hosts. At times late at night, Satan’s voice would wake me up and tell me that I must die. This problem from Satan nearly took my life several times between 1984 and 1986, but I continued to serve Al-Masih. In April 1986, I prayed earnestly to be delivered from this oppression by the power of Isa. Isa set me free that day and I am free forever!

God taught me that the devil and his evil spirits are powerless to resist Al-Masih. I praise God for His wonderful love and His tremendous power.

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