I am humbled and honored that Los has chosen to send me his amazing spoken word testimony to be shared with the world.
You can follow and encourage Los on Instagram at: born_again _hooligan_
Don't forget to thank him for sharing with us all.
After thanking Los for his submission he simply stated, "I pray that others may be blessed and encouraged to share their story as well. May God get all the glory."
Well said my brother.
Enjoy Los's story below.
I was a drug pusher, drug user, womanizer and a thief. God made me a man, husband, father and youth pastor.
My story might not be so different than anyone else's. I'm just proof that there is no one too far gone or too lost for God to do something about it. He found me while I was at my worst, and at my lowest. To simply put it... Jesus saved me.
My testimony was written as a spoken word... Hope it blesses you."
There I hear this story from a man. There's hope for you he said. Only this wasn't your average story. It didn't start in a galaxy far far away or once upon a timein a make believe land, No...this was no ordinary story at all. On a day just like today an act of love was displayed. As I heard the story my heart began to break. No surprise though I mean that's what happens to stone if hit hard enough right? Here was Jesus, sacrificial lamb, fully God, fully man. Pure and perfect paying the price for my sins. A lamb let to the slaughter. Wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our inequities. Mocked and spat on, given a robe, a crown of thorns, they all laughed and... beat him beyond recognition, stripped and whipped until flesh was ripped.. from his bod. More red than white you saw. Forced to carry his cross until they nailed him to it... God was there no another way... there was not.
And as I closed my eyes I began to see... for he was crucified, died and rose in 3. yet it should't have been him hung on a tree.. but me. Do you accept he said? And I said.. YES! I am .. no longer a slave to sin, no longer shackled by the words of death spoken over my life no. The chains have been broken for me and my son and the generations to come. I am free! Free to be the man God has called me to be. Free from the guilt cuz all my sins have been forgiven. I am.. a new creation, old me died, behold the new me. I am.. a chosen generation, royal priesthood, set apart for His purpose. I am.. husband, father, leader.. I am.. adpoted as his son, a co-heir if you will, which means I am not of this world if my inheritance is in Heaven, see I Am said that I am his forever, And when I Am said that it is finished, it was. So that means the payment he paid was permanent. See we can't earn it. The gift now is free, you could be blind but listen and you'll still see. He did it for everyone! you.. me.
Like forgiveness is yours if you would just receive. At the place where his hands and feet were pierced with 3. So throw away your list of works and good deeds. Like salvation is free if you would just believe!
And so to answer one of the world's most popular questions...if God is real then why does he let bad things happen to good people? As far as I can recall... that only happend once. And he loves us so much that he volunteered. So in the end all I can say is this. Just 12 words with a message compacted but still hopefully impacts you.
One God, One way, One life. He died, He rose, He lives."