Joined Aug 13 2010
82 years old
International Internet Church
Living Bread of Life - Ministry
Beauty For Ashes Prayer Ministry
TESTIMONY OF MARGARET WRIGHT
I was born and raised in a Christian home and so I did have a general idea about God, heaven and hell. I went to church and did what I was taught as I did not want to end up in hell, a place of fire. However, apart from having a form for prayers and being good, I never read the Bible (from where we know about God) nor had one. To me God was an abstract figure for He was not real. Even though I did not know Him personally, He knew about me and my desire to make it to heaven.
Due to various circumstances I found myself in services where people freely sang and clapped their hands and praised God aloud and lifted up their hands in prayer. I found all this very interesting for it was all strange to me. I used to confess my sins to God and believed they were forgiven but I found I did them again had the need to confess my sins. These people were a happy lot and seemed to know Jesus Christ in an intimate way and their singing was so full of joy and realization. I would sing with them but I was only mouthing words and there was no joy or realization of the words I was singing. From the beginning I kept my eyes opened watching everyone and I was very prejudiced so I did not listen to the speaker and would l walk out when he spoke. The preacher was my mother's brother (Pastor Esyln Vardon) and belonged to the Pentecostal Christian group. After continuing to attend these meetings for sometime, I was truly troubled and felt convicted that I did not know the Lord like they did and I wanted what they had.
One day I decided I would listen to what the preacher had to say only once and that day his preaching was from the Bible from 1 John 1: 7-10
“But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship one with another and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin. If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 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.”
As he began to preach about this precious sacrifice for sin I became uncomfortable and became conscious that I was a sinner and all my sins that I have been confessing stood between me and the Lord. I felt dirty and vile and felt I deserved to go to hell but I did not want to go there and therefore I began to cry to the Lord to save me. I prayed like this, “Lord,if what is being preached is true then wash me in Your blood and make me clean for I feel like the dirtiest sinner, and come into my heart and take control of my life.” This simple prayer which I meant with all my heart brought the Lord’s immediate response – praise God! I felt my load of sin fall away and I was made clean on the inside and knew that the blood of Jesus Christ cleanses from all sin. The Lord came into my heart and brought His peace and joy.
Since that day I have never been the same – I was changed forever to be a follower of the One Who loved me and gave Himself for me. I’m forever indebted to Jesus Christ for taking my place on the cross and freely forgiving me and making me His child. Should I die at any time I know that He will receive me into glory because of His sacrifice which was sealed with His blood to set me free. Hallelujah!!
I went through a lot of persecutions and misunderstandings in life but Jesus has been very real and precious as I walk along with Him. He is my satisfying portion through all these years and I love Him and owe everything to Him for loving me first and dying in my stead.
Anyone can receive Jesus Christ the Son of God by believing that He died for your sins and rose again for your justification. When you totally commit to Jesus and receive His forgiveness through the cleansing power of His blood, you will receive eternal life. Read the New Testament to know God personally.
Those who are not converted or been born again BEFORE THIS LIFE IS OVER will be lost forever, for all are born sinners and need a Savior!!
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAVIOUR OF THE WORLD!!!!