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Although, raised in the Catholic religion, he did not have a strong spiritual foundation. He grew up watching movies like the "Bad News Bears" and his motto became sticking it to ...
Although, raised in the Catholic religion, he did not have a strong spiritual foundation. He grew up watching movies like the "Bad News Bears" and his motto became sticking it to the man.
With no real direction in life, in his early twenties he became a drug dealer. Living life in the fast lane, working with the Mob his life became empty and lost. He tried to fill that void in his heart with money, drugs, relationships, possessions and status.
Lacking the love, he so desperately needed; with no hope for a better life, he wanted to die. However, God had another plan; one that would take him down a path not of his choosing. God orchestrated events he thought would be terrible, but ultimately, as the events would unfold it became the most freeing and exciting time in his life.
Arrested and sentenced to prison, God brought him to a place of full surrender to Him, accepting Jesus as his Lord and Savior. He had the joy of experiencing God up close and personal; hearing Him speak.
He blessed him with many gifts: As in Ezekiel 37:1, "The hand of the Lord came upon me and brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones."
The hand of God pulled him out into a bodiless realm, floating and moving at the will of the Lord. He witnessed with his own eyes angels and demons fighting in spirit over him. The Lord gave him the gifts of healing and of prophecy enabling him to edify and bring comfort to men. He also received prophetic dreams of his future as well.
Working in his gifts, witnessing to the inmates on a continual basis, they began calling him the "Preacher." However, there were many attempts to kill him; by a devil worshipper, Samoans and the Mob, but God had prepared him since childhood. Through obedience to God, and fervent in prayer he brought down giants. Remarkably even some of them received the Lord.
The Lord used all the gifts, signs and wonders to bring the Good News to lost men.
"For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10).