In December of 1982 I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior.
This is the abridged version, I just want to give Praise to the Lord… He truly did call me before I called on Him.
Prior to my conversion, I was involved in New Age theologies and sciences. And It was at this time, I and two others were in the process of cleansing a haunted home of “Ghost”.
I remember the night when two “emissaries” from a local Pentecostal-Charismatic church came and met with the 3 of us and began to explain where we were at and what we were doing. (Apparently the entire congregation of this church was praying and interceding for us.) I personally was very receptive to their words, and; considering a few had already made an attempt to convert me to Christianity, something inside of me (The Voice of God – The Holy Spirit) was indeed ministering to me, because when a few day’s later I was praying the “Sinners Prayer of Deliverance”, I was not only extremely willing but only too welcoming to the chance; as I fully expected to be set free, and God delivered.
When I opened my eye’s after the prayer, the change was immediate… This wasn’t an Euphony nor a burst of an Emotional High this was a manifest physical and mental change. I was taller – a marked weight was removed from my shoulders and I held myself up straighter, I could physically see the colors of the world around me so much sharper as though a veil had been removed. A kid who was watching the conversion take place pointed at me and said “His eye’s are different… Their not bulging and they look bluer…” I was crying and laughing and so Joyfully overwhelmed I couldn’t speak but could only look ’round about in wonder.
This was Freedom!
A few day’s later I was Baptized by the Holy Spirit (this was a separate discussion) and found myself speaking a different language/tongue. And soon after this I was water Baptized at a local pool.
This was the time I accepted Jesus as my Savior… And though it was spoken in words, I really didn’t accept Him as My Lord. That would be years later…
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you…”
The Book of Jeremiah, chapter one, verse five