Commentary By: Gordon King
I want to tell everyone just how wonderful and magnificent God really is! But I just can’t find the words! They just aren’t good enough. I truly wish to express what I have experienced with God, the awe, the wonder, the love, the miracles, the blessings, the peace, and the comfort, but I just cannot put it into words, at least not with the impact it should have on everyone’s lives!
Jesus Christ, my Lord, my Savior, my all in all! He is the One I worship, He is the One who I turn to for help, the One I seek for all eternity! Without Him I am nothing, doomed for eternal damnation, and that means forever my friends!
I have known God in the most intimate ways. First of all, He saved me, gave me a new life, He also gave me eternal life. I was worthy of none, yet He gave it all, because He loves me! I was a sinner in the truest sense of the word.
When I was seventeen years old I was a very heavy drug addict. Not only was I an addict, but I also dealt in drugs. There were many times when I probably should have either been killed, severely injured, or thrown into prison! The people who I associated myself with were not of the highest quality, at least not the way you might be thinking. They were very “high” from all of the drugs and alcohol they were consuming! I’m talking about bikers, ex-cons, and the like.
I had a friend who was doing the same things that I was, yet his brother just happened to be a preacher! Can you imagine that? Anyway, my friend started telling me about Jesus, about how He would forgive me of all the sins that I ever committed, that He would give me a new life, and also give me eternal life! All that I had to do was repent of my sins, believe that Jesus Christ is God and that He died on the cross for me, than accept Him as my Savior. So that’s exactly what I did.
Instantly I felt a rushing of some sort throughout my body, from the top of my head to the bottom of my feet! It was electrifying, very intense, and lasted for hours. I knew that something was different, that I was not the same person that I was just a few short moments ago. It was the filling of the Holy Spirit within me!
My life did change, not instantly, but gradually. I stopped taking drugs and hanging around those ungodly characters. I joined the Navy, got married, and had two children. My life was not perfect, and I went through many difficult times, mainly because I drifted away from God. Of course, I came back to God several times over the course of many years. It’s a miracle in itself that I have never suffered from brain damage due to all of the illicit drug abuse and alcohol consumption in my teen years!
I can remember a time when God blessed me in my times of need and desperation. This was a time when I was close to God, going to church regularly, and tithing. I was very poor, and could barely make ends meet. I didn’t have much money for food, and Christmas presents for the kids?! Please! I was lucky if I had enough money to buy a couple of gifts at the dollar store!
Anyway, one day just before Thanksgiving, I heard a knock on the door. I opened the door to a couple of strangers who had arms full with a large basket and a couple of large brown bags filled with food! My jaw dropped, as this was such a blessing and couldn’t have come at a better time. I thanked and praised the Lord for His blessing to me and my children.
That very same year at Christmas time was no different. I could not afford presents for my children. Once again, a knock at the door just before Christmas, was a couple of strangers with loads of presents for my children! I mean clothes and toys! What a blessing and a miracle! I will never forget!
There have been many other times when I needed money for bills, I trusted God and prayed for miracles, and what do you know, checks in the mailbox, more than enough to cover the bills, at other times job opportunities, or pay increases! God is good!
There was another time when I was barely making enough money to support me and my children, as I was a single parent. I prayed to God for guidance, then was led to start my own business (gardening, painting, plumbing). I had very little money to start a business, let alone just to live on! But I trusted God and where He led me. I made some crude flyers by hand, then copied a few hundred of them, and handed them out where ever I could think of. Within just a day or two I was working full-time and making much more money than I had previously! The business grew and grew, very successful and rewarding for many years, until I decided to move out-of-town. Such a miracle from God!
There have been many other times when God saved me and my children from disaster. He has taken me out of harms way, and protected me while in danger. Point in case, my auto accident last July. I should have been injured much more than I was, yet, I walked away from the accident and was able to continue working. And again, just a few months ago I was driving home from work one night and very narrowly missed being in a multi-car collision on the Freeway at high-speed. Unfortunately, the other cars were not so blessed, yet no one was injured! God was with me, and I believe that He had His angels watching over me!
God is good, and He will protect and care for His beloved children!
Not only have I experienced God’s blessings and miracles, I have also experienced God on a more personal level. I have sensed God in many ways, and have felt His presence in my life over and over again, as I do now.
As many of you already know if you have read my book, “Overcoming the darkness with Jesus Christ”, I have walked through the valley of the shadow of death! I’ll give you a brief synopsis here, if you want more details then you can read the book.
I was not walking with the Lord, I strayed away. My son was thrown into prison, with a sentence of over eight years. This brought me to the point of utter desperation, severe depression and anxiety, and to the point of frequent suicidal thoughts! I could no longer function as a “normal” human being. I was prescribed anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants. This made me a zombie, and actually made things worse! I had no where else to turn, no one to talk to, and everyday was a nightmare!
One day, I fell to my knees out of being broken to the point of total surrender, humbling myself before the Lord, literally crying out to God for help! He instantly came running to me, with open arms! I could actually see Him (in my minds eye) standing in front of me with open arms, waiting for me to come to Him. Of course I did, and was immediately filled with His Spirit!
God’s love, comfort, peace, and Spirit came rushing over me, like a fountain of living water! My fear disappeared, my despair was gone, no more anxiety, no more pain, no more suicidal thoughts. I felt the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon me, very strong, very real, and very long-lasting, for over six months! This was the time the Lord told me to start this website, and I obeyed Him.
During this time, a few months later, the Lord filled me with His love! I wrote about this experience also. I believe that this was another anointing, but also the glory of God Himself! It didn’t last near as long, maybe just for the day, however, the experience is never-ending!
Another time I had an “aroma sense of smell”. That’s to say, I smelled God! I smelled God for a twenty-four hour period! I believe that the Lord gave me this sense so that I would know that He is with me. The smell was so very sweet, a smell that you just wanted to keep on smelling! Very soothing and comforting. Another thing that I sensed as I smelled this aroma, was the presence of angels! I knew that angels were in the room with me.
During my accident in July of last year, there was a strange man who stopped to check on me. He was the only person to stop. I believe that this man was actually an angel sent from God! I cannot prove this, but I believe it to be the truth.
I believe that I saw another angel about one year ago. While I was at my Father’s funeral service. I gave the eulogy and was nervous about it before hand. I was praying for the Lord to give me the strength and courage, and also to give me peace and comfort. As it turns out, I gave a rather long eulogy without any fear or discomfort. As I gave the eulogy, I noticed a strange woman sitting all the way back in the room. She sat directly in front of me, clearly in sight. She looked right at me, and gave me a big warm smile, this put me at ease and gave me peace and comfort. If you ask me, she was also heaven-sent, an angel from above!
A few years ago I was speaking to another Christian who said that she speaks in tongues regularly. I told her that I never have, but that I really wanted to. She told me to pray about it, and God will give me the gift. So I prayed about it every night for about two weeks. Then one night, at about 2am, I woke myself up praying in tongues! I know it sounds strange, but it’s really the truth! I can now speak in tongues whenever I want, and I pray in tongues often.
I have experienced God also in visions and dreams. One time, just days before the 9.0 earthquake in Japan, I felt within me, waves of energy, huge, enormous waves flowing through me, and I had the feeling that something big was about to happen, something bad! Two days later the disastrous earthquake in Japan hit.
I had another vision, a sensation of impending doom! I was at work, and received a feeling of darkness, of doom, it was very intense, and very real. Within the week a coworker of mine who was about 6 months pregnant went into labor. Unfortunately, the child was stillborn! No one knew before hand, not even the doctors had a clue that anything was wrong with the child.
I have received many dreams from the Lord, some personal, others regarding the world and America, many of which I have written about on this website. I sense the Lord speaking to me through dreams, through my spirit, and through visions. Sometimes I sense Him speaking to me through other people, signs, and events.
Many, many miracles happened in the Old and the New Testaments. That does not mean that they do not happen today! Of course they do! I have experienced many of them myself, and still do on a regular basis. Many miracles may not seem like much, but they are in answer to prayer and heaven-sent!
The point is, we only need to take a look back at our lives and see the things that God has done for us! When we get discouraged, when we find ourselves doubting or unsure of our faith, take a look at what God has done for you. Remember what your life was like before being saved, and compare it to how it is now. Have you experienced God? Has He made Himself known to you? Has He blessed you, protected you, provided for you?
I want to feel God’s presence daily, like I did when He anointed me almost four years ago! I want to feel His love like I did back then. I pray daily for the Lord to make His presence known to me, to let His glory shine upon me. I ask the Lord to help me love Him more, to increase my understanding, and to give me the knowledge of His will. I seek heaven and the things above, I seek to know Jesus more and more each and every day. These are the things that are truly important to me, knowing God, appreciating God, and thanking God for all that He has done, and will do! Amen.
Thank you God for loving me, a sinner, lost in the world, not knowing the truth, until I came to the cross! I love You with all of my heart and all of my soul. I thank You God for all that You have blessed me with, and for all that You do! For Your mercies are everlasting, Your love is immeasurable, and Your grace abounds! You have given me the greatest gift of all time, eternal life with You! Amen.
If you do not yet know the God of the universe, Jesus Christ, then don’t wait another minute! You too can experience the goodness of God!
God bless my friends! Maranatha!