I was born in India in a God fearing home. My family went to church every Sunday and had family prayer almost everyday.
When I was a baby, I had an accident and developed a blood clot in my head which put me in a critical state that required immediate surgery. In the process of running several scans prior to the surgery, my father had an encounter with Jesus and a vision, where he saw Jesus come and heal me.
Right before the surgery, to the doctors’ surprise, the blood clot had vanished and I was miraculously healed.
Ever since then, I’ve always been remembered as the ‘miracle baby’.
In the fourth grade, I fell terribly ill with dengue fever. The doctors lost hope and I was only on supportive treatment with no cure, losing immense amounts of blood. But through the prayers of my family and several church members, I was healed yet again. Growing up through these difficult circumstances, I realized God’s protective hand was always on me.
I prayed now and then, but only to fall into a religious system of trying to please God, not realizing the truth of grace.
I suffered rejection in the early years of my school due to the color of my skin, and I started to put on many masks to gain acceptance.
But I felt empty inside and lost myself into a lifestyle of seeking love. I thought I found love when I met my ‘soul mate’ who I believed I was going to marry. But six years later, I found that it had only been a relationship of lies.
I fell into a cycle of depression, accompanied by suicidal tendencies.
But God – He came after me like never before.
I knew I had replaced Him and was lost in a cultural society who taught me that God didn’t really matter. But I remember in that moment, I had an encounter with the love of God, in-spite of me treating Him like an ATM cash out blessing machine.
This is when I surrendered control to Jesus and said I’m all in. I grew closer to Him and He planted a desire within me to serve Him as a friend. Through prophetic words, Jesus opened doors for me to come to the United States with a full paid scholarship. I found myself growing closer to him than ever before.
It was grace that got me far and grace that will lead me home to Him. I now walk with the Lord, knowing my identity in Him, and nothing can take that from me.
Jesus our only love, hope and redeemer
Thank you for sharing ur testimony
Wow. You’re a man of holiness. I love you as a brother in Jesus Christ our savior. You’re righteous and faithful. God bless you Joshua Samuel.
Can see lord Jesus working through him . May his testimony and life bring many to lord Jesus Amen
God saved you for me because I desperately needed a brother who I can talk about anything. You’re the best thing that has happened to me in my life I’m going to cherish this bond forever. You’re a blessing not only to your family but to me as well.
Praise God for you man of Jesus.
It’s a blessing to have men like you in our generation
I believe in all types of gods and his special grace, after going through this story I came across these words- Through prophetic words, Jesus opened doors for me to come to the United States with a full paid scholarship- brother please help me also with the grace of a fully paid scholarship i’m ready to move to any dollar paying country, if only prophetic words could enable you , help me also get a sponsor, I’m ready to adopt any religion