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What was I missing?

by James Vasquez
(Jackson, MI.)

I have been brought up in a Catholic family, my parents from Mexico, and I was raised in a small town in Michigan. When I was younger I talked to God asking him to appear before me, or, send an angel that I could see, so I would have proof of such an existence and power. I became disillusioned when nothing appeared and I began to wonder, if at all, he was real. I have many stories that are a testimony to proof that I have remained on this earth for a reason. My favorite one to tell is the night I left a party at a gravel pit outside of Eaton Rapids on the back of a friend's motorcycle. We had both been intoxicated and were only a half mile away from his house. We decided to take a long way around a four mile square in the opposite direction. We came to a curve in the road moving at an accelerated speed when he lost control of the motorcycle and we began sliding along the pavement.

When it all stopped, I got up to see my friend and the bike in the middle of the road. I helped my friend to his feet and got him to the shoulder, then picked up his motorcycle and took it to where he was standing. We were getting our bearings together when a car came speeding around the same corner. The car slid into the side of the motorcycle, pushing it into the two of us. My friend flew forward over the handlebars back into the road and I found myself sailing into the air backwards into the median filled with weeds and tall grass. All I saw was my shoes against the midnight sky. As I was in flight, it seemed to be in slow motion and I found myself having time to think if I would crash into a boulder or logs and break my back? I had no clue as to what could have been there.
As I descended to the ground, I felt a softness at my back, as if a cloud appeared and laid me gradually onto the ground with no more hurt coming to me. I often wonder if at that time God, or an angel that was sent, finally appeared. My thoughts didn't revert to that younger time until now. I sing n a Heavy Metal band and my drummer asked me if I wanted to start a Christian Metal band with he and a mutual friend, who ironically, is blind and one of the best guitar players I have ever performed with. This is why I came to an online Bible study group. To find out more of God that I may be or may have been missing. I was kept around for a reason and here I am seeking the reason.

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Jesus Christ is God's gift to save a dying world NEW
by: Gabe

Basically James you are missing Jesus Christ and he is calling out to you
1 John 1:1
That which was from the beginning which
we have heard,which we have seen with our eyes
which we have looked upon and our hands
have handled that word of Life.
John was an eye witness of the eternal life
Jesus Christ

The Lord loves you and wants you to
know that he cares for you and is knocking
at your door. He is a gentleman that will
only come into your life- if you love him
as your redeemer and saviour and you willingly
invite him into your life.

I had a similar experience in a solid ceramic bath tub when i was bathing and accidentally slipped on a piece of soap under my leg but i was already a Christian and was muddled up in the wrong teaching of so called christian denominations and was seeking the truth. The Lord gradually step by step led him to a full understanding of His plan of salvation.
The Lord dwells in us by His Holy
Sprit. I recommend that you read the whole
of 1 John chaptets 1-5
1 John

Man always tries to complicate things
but God has provided us with a simple,
direct and beautiful relationship where he
will guide us as we seek him in prayer through
any number of ways God chooses- it maybe through
a friend or circumstance
or opening and closing doors and you can see
how God is working.
If you really want to study the bible and come to
an accurate knowledge of the word of God then go to cbcg.org -they are even
willing to send you free books at your rewuest
God bless you
Gabe

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You must be born again NEW
by: Anonymous

James. Did anyone ever tell you that you need to be born again? If you don't know what that means, then that's what you are missing. You may have been baptized in water. You also need to be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Jesus said in John 3:5 (KJV)"...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." The Holy Spirit is our comforter, our guide, our teacher (read John 4:6, John 16:13, Luke 12:11-12). When you are filled with the Holy Ghost, is evident in speaking in tongues, which you don't take a class to learn, you just start speaking in tongues (read Acts 2:1-3). You need to pray and ask the Lord that you be filled with His Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost will help you to live holy, live by His Holy Scriptures, spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, warn disobedient people of the wrath of GOD, and use your gifts to the glory of GOD (read 1 Peter 1:16, Romans 8:14, 1 Corinthians 9:14, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 10:31) Have faith, be encouraged, and ask Jesus to help you to know Him more closer.

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You must be born again NEW
by: Anonymous

James. Did anyone ever tell you that you need to be born again? If you don't know what that means, then that's what you are missing. You may have been baptized in water. You also need to be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Jesus said in John 3:5 (KJV)"...Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God." The Holy Spirit is our comforter, our guide, our teacher (read John 4:6, John 16:13, Luke 12:11-12). When you are filled with the Holy Ghost, is evident in speaking in tongues, which you don't take a class to learn, you just start speaking in tongues (read Acts 2:1-3). You need to pray and ask the Lord that you be filled with His Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost will help you to live holy, live by His Holy Scriptures, spread the gospel of Jesus Christ, warn disobedient people of the wrath of GOD, and use your gifts to the glory of GOD (read 1 Peter 1:16, Romans 8:14, 1 Corinthians 9:14, Matthew 28:19-20, 1 Corinthians 10:31) Have faith, be encouraged, and ask Jesus to help you to know Him more closer.

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Here I am Lord NEW
by: jjc_jm

I am happy you came out of that experience alive and well. God is truly amazing and we are hard when it comes to getting our attention.

God is real and may you be encouraged to continue to seek ye first the things of God.

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He called you NEW
by: Anonymous

Great story! When God calls an individual, He Will get your Attention. And He is standing there waiting for you to open your arms, to His. He wants to love you - you are His creation. He created you, to know Him... as your true Father that He is. He came to this sinful earth as Jesus, He bore your sins 'in' His body on the cross, and He died for your sins & all people's sins, so those who Believe in Him can be spared from eternal burning and instead live with Him in His kingdom for all eternity! He love cannot be measured its So deep & unending.

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He called you NEW
by: Anonymous

Great story! When God calls an individual, He Will get your Attention. And He is standing there waiting for you to open your arms, to His. He wants to love you - you are His creation. He created you, to know Him... as your true Father that He is. He came to this sinful earth as Jesus, He bore your sins 'in' His body on the cross, and He died for your sins & all people's sins, so those who Believe in Him can be spared from eternal burning and instead live with Him in His kingdom for all eternity! He love cannot be measured its So deep & unending.

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To awaken NEW
by: Anonymous

I wonder if your realization filled your heart with faith, to know God is with us and He has plans for each of us and when our hearts are not on Him and we are walking the wrong path He does and will shake us that we may acknowledge and value His love above all.


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God gets the glory in all things NEW
by: Doris

I do believe before acknowledging any one individual we must first acknowledge God. It is because of Him that the good come out of any situation. No one person or any number of people can do what God can do. He gets all the glory in any and every situation, in any and all times.
When God has a purpose for your life and you're unconvinced because He has not fully disclosed Himself to you, He will allow a situation to occur to convince you of His divine presence in your life as He did for the young man on the motorcycle.

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glory NEW
by: Jomoso

that had to be a very scary feeling! God works and it's evident but I'm also seeking contact of my own an patience is key.

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That moment when you have no control NEW
by: Mercy

I enjoyed reading this man's true life story. What stood out for me was the point at which he was flying through the air and had absolutely no control over his body, where he will land or whether he will die or not. Maybe many readers can relate to that if they ever were in a car out of control hitting black ice or even falling off a ladder. You can't even freeze. In such a moment one may have their wits about them to call out to God, even to say "Thank you." I say this because I would like to remember my Creator with gratitude at times I could choose fear instead.

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the grate spell caster NEW
by: ROSE

I want to thank God for using dr Ashra as my source of saviour after 2year of joblessness and my lover left me alone for 2 years,Have just been heart broken until i went in contact with dr Ashra after i saw a ladies testimony on how she was helped by this same dr Ashra,So i decided to get in contact with him and when i told him all my problems he laughed and said this is not a problem that everything will be ok within 3days.Exactly the 3rd day my ex lover called me and i was shocked and what baffled me the most was that a company i applied for over 4month called me and said i should resume work as soon as possible.Am so grateful to dr. Ashra...
You can email him on: Drashratempleofsolution@gmail.com..

Rose Gustavo

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