Free From The Shackles of Homosexuality: How I Was Changed Into Another Man
I was formed in the darkness. I was born in the darkness. I was shackled at birth and sentenced to a very deadly outcome. From the womb I came into a world where I was beaten everyday for fourteen years. From the maelstrom of the madness of abusive parents, I was carted away by juvenile authorities and placed in a state children's home for my own protection. My path was chosen for me by those who shuffle children around like gamblers shuffle cards at a casino poker table.
Homosexuality, drugs, stealing, and depression became the constants in my life. Where is the justice in a world where the only place to put a hopeless teenager is simply to put that teenager away...away.....away? And away I went. I would eventually spend nineteen years in state prison for stealing to support my wasted life. Suicide attempts and mental self-destruction would become a regular part of my incarcerations. My mother's hatred over her unwanted pregnancy had culminated in the early fulfillment of my pointless existence upon the earth.
For two decades of my adult life I was chained in despair, a phantom life that was plundered by the devil, but preserved by God for something profound, something churning in the mystery of God's mind, something that would shake the very construct of hell's plans.
I was released from prison in 1997. That year, I would be infected with the AIDS virus. All that Satan could muster in his demonic arsenal was unleashed upon me that year. What was it about me that would cause the enemy of all mankind to pursue my death with such fury, such pent up rage, such vile hatred? I had no formal education. I barely had a high school diploma. I had no money, no reputation, no standing in society. I was the mud on the bottom of the government's boot, an ex-con with a burned out mind and a deadly disease in my body.
There was only one answer to this perplexing question. The winds of God's plan had unfolded in my jail cell in 1985. Despite the darkness that had held me captive, a vision of my future was granted me in that jail cell. In that vision, God placed armor upon me and branded these words upon my soul: "I Am preparing you to do battle for Me in the last days."
Despite many more attempts by the devil to exterminate me after that one heaven sent experience, the Lord preserved me until a day in 1998 when the prophetic power of God came upon me and changed me into another man.
How do I write the words that I write? I have had no formal lessons in literary prowess. How do I speak the way that I speak? I have been granted no education in speaking, nor any speaking tips from toastmasters. Where has my knowledge of God and the revelations from His word been generated from? I have no certificates from theological schools or Biblical promotions from megachurch classrooms.
It is simply the Hand of God which plucked me from the grip of a satanic plot to destroy the prophetic assignment that God Almighty has appointed for me. It has always been this way with God. He chooses the foolish things to confound the wise. God appoints the weakest and least qualified men and women to perform His most difficult works upon the earth. For in our weaknesses He makes us strong. When we are uneducated and impoverished, the Master of Heaven and Earth qualifies us and empowers us.
I have seen in visions and dreams the great troubles that are coming upon the earth. There are great tribulations which are coming soon to devastate humanity. However, I have already faced death. I do not fear death. I have been trained for battle in the cesspools of sin and the dungeons of devils. For those who think that they cannot overcome the oppressions of life and the misfortunes of missed opportunities, look to my example. Know that your feelings of being inadequate for the tumultuous times we live in are overcome by the power of the living God. Be convinced that your concerns with qualifications for the effective ministries of the Lord are resolved by the calling of God that was placed upon you in your mother's womb. I have gone from imprisonment, mental illness, AIDS and homosexuality to having my life story told all over the world on the 700 Club.
I have been unshackled from my past because the power of God has changed me into another man. That same power will unshackle you as well.
"Afterward you will come to the hill of God where the Philistine garrison is; and it shall be as soon as you have come there to the city, that you will meet a group of prophets coming down from the high place with harp, tambourine, flute, and a lyre before them, and they will be prophesying. Then the Spirit of the LORD will come upon you mightily, and you shall prophesy with them and be changed into another man. It shall be when these signs come to you, do for yourself what the occasion requires, for God is with you."1 Samuel 10:5-7