My Born Again Testimony
Hello there and blessings to you. My name is James Kelly Johnson and I am a follower of Jesus Christ. Mid-November of 2017, I believed, repented, and made Jesus Christ Lord of my life. He miraculously delivered me from multiple addictions (practically overnight) that had me in spiritual chains. I have been born again through faith in Jesus Christ. Below is a video of my story. I hope that you will watch it with an open mind and heart.
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God is real. Jesus Christ (the Son of God) was born onto the earth, of the virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit. He lived a perfect sinless life and willingly offered Himself on the cross to save us. He took the full penalty on Himself for all of mankind’s sins. After living a sinless life, delivering countless individuals from demonic possession/oppression, healing thousands, raising the dead, and preaching/teaching repentance and the coming of the Kingdom of God, Jesus was betrayed, mocked, spit upon, beaten, and crucified.
By enduring and doing this, He made a way for us (our sinful self/nature) to be crucified with Him, putting to death our old life. Three days after His death by crucifixion, Jesus was resurrected by the power of the Holy Spirit to new life. Therefore, making a way for us to be born again to new life through faith in Him. Why faith?
None of our works can get us into the Kingdom of God. It is only the finished work of Jesus Christ that saves us. The act of fully believing / having faith in Jesus Christ is not a work. It is setup this way so that we cannot boast in and of ourselves, as if WE have done something. Every living person is deserving of hell for eternity (Romans 3:23). It is only because God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16). It is only because of God’s mercy and love, through the finished work of Jesus, that we can be saved from hell; only through faith in Jesus, so we cannot boast. All praise, honor, and glory to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!
Jesus is not some old historical figure long passed away. HE IS ALIVE, RIGHT NOW. We are not promised tomorrow. Put your full faith and trust in Jesus Christ this moment, while you still can. When your body dies, it is not the end. There is a spiritual realm. If you doubt, call out to Jesus (genuinely) with all your heart, for Him to reveal Himself to you, and He will answer you!
14 Afterward he appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at table, and he rebuked them for their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they had not believed those who saw him after he had risen. 15 And he said to them, "Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover."