Last night in our midweek Bible study service, a man was in attendance who told us his story-he was a drug dealer living off of the money he made and he had 50 pounds of marijuana in his possession when suddenly one night some “friends” of his decided to come by and at gunpoint take all of his drugs. Not satisfied with that, they shot him with an automatic weapon 13 times! As proof he showed us the bullet wounds and scars.
Taken to a local hospital ICU, he soon had no heartbeat and was evidently clinically dead. But his mom wouldn’t let go of God in prevailing prayer, and pleaded with doctors not to take him off life support and keep working with him, saying, “Jesus didn’t tell me he was dead. Go back to him one more time and try to help him.” Doctors tried one last ditch effort to resuscitate him and they finally found a heartbeat. One doctor said he’s never seen anyone that shot up survive, and turned his heart over to God as a result!
Our visitor works a regular job and says he feels better than he did before he was shot. He told us emphatically he wants to be baptized…in Jesus name (which was our Bible study).
We don’t have a baptistry but are making arrangements for it to happen right away.
The 2 men involved in the shooting-one committed suicide in his home and the other got Life + 60 years.
He was seeking for the Holy Ghost last night also and with his level of hunger it’s doubtful it will be long before he gets it.
He lives almost right next to us.