Skip to main content

the testimony of Leah Johnson

The following is my testimony of God's loving kindness and mercy. To this day, it awes me that He saved such a crazy woman! 

There was a time where I thought I was saved, but instead was a false convert. And a Pharisee. I was very much into Word of Faith and a big fan of Joyce Meyer. One day, I flipped through the channels and seen Wretched tv. As I sat there listening to Todd, I was like "who IS this guy yelling about stuff?!" and began watching it more and more, even though I thought that he was weird. I'm sure I had a funny look on my face to match the attitude towards him. Not long afterwards, I found Way of The Master through Wretched and every single time I watched those shows, for lack of a better term, I kept getting this feeling that I needed to get out of Joyce Meyer ministries. At first, I didn't know why and thought nothing of it. But, any time someone talked about eschatology, I got very scared and thought to myself "well, I'm saved...aren't I? So, I don't need to be afraid of anything." I didn't even know the gospel or what sin was, but in my mind I was a christian and going to heaven. What was worse was that I was so insolent towards God and deep down believed that He was just like everybody else; I believed that He would abandon me if I didn't do what He wanted. And when I didn't get what I wanted, I got mad and basically shook my bratty fist at Him. I even tested Him by threats of suicide just to see if He cared anything at all about me. 

I thought Christanity was about being financially rich and knowing how to navigate through the bible like Paula White and all those slick talkers did so that I could live "exceedingly and abundantly". I tried to live my life being the best me there was and doing all kinds of good stuff like Joyce Meyer said. But, little did I know that I was being taught narcissistic lies. There were some creepy things that happened, especially when I tried to sleep and my dreams were pretty terrifying. I don't doubt for a moment that it was either just my over active imagination or because of being demonically oppressed or a mixture of both.  

Anyway, while I watched Way of the Master, Ray and Kirk went through each of the Ten Commandments and needless to say, I was very offended! I wanted to put my hands over my ears and scream at the top of my lungs "no more!" and didn't want to hear the truth about who I really was. I was guilty of breaking all of God's commandments and saw that I wasn't an awesome person at all, but a sinner who deserved to be killed and sent to hell. My sin was against God. My conscience screamed at me and it was at that point that the Lord let me know that I needed to repent and trust Jesus Christ to be forgiven and saved. 

That was back in the second week of February 2011 that God granted me repentance and faith in Jesus Christ. It's because of His mercy and grace alone that I'm no longer a slave to and dead in my sins, but am a slave to Christ and have been made spiritually alive in Him, by the Holy Spirit. He forgave me of all my sins, washed me in the blood of Christ, and made me new in Him. 
Looking back, I can see that it was all God's providence that He choose for me to hear the truth, even though it hurt and was frightening. I definitely didn't choose to hear it and neither did I choose to repent and trust in Someone whom I couldn't even see, hear, touch, or smell. Salvation was all of God's doing. It was by means of Way of the Master and Wretched that God saved me and I now belong to Him. 

That hymn, Amazing Grace, has such profound meaning for anyone who knows how sinful they are, the exceedingly wonderful finished work Jesus did for us on the cross for our sins and being raised from the dead so that we could be justified in Him, and how good and kind the Lord is to save us, even while we were sinners. No one chooses God, but He chooses whom He wills to come to Him and that's exactly what He did that day to an arrogant woman who was steeped in all kinds of gross insolent idolatry and mysticism (John 6:44 and 15:16). 

I very much look toward to eternity with the Lord. To Him belongs all of the glory, all of the praise and all of the credit, now and forever. What a joy it is to be a child of God and seeing all of His children as beautiful displays of His saving grace! He's more than able to save and change the hearts of even the foulest of sinners!


Popular posts from this blog

Medical theories on the cause of death in crucifixion Matthew W Maslen and Piers D Mitchell

INTRODUCTION Crucifixion may be defined as a method of execution by which a person is hanged, usually by their arms, from a cross or similar structure until dead. It has been used in many parts of the world and in many time periods; but is perhaps best known today as a cruel method of social control and punishment in the Roman Empire around 2000 years ago 1 (pp 22-3). In modern times, the medical profession has shown considerable interest in crucifixion. The typical aim of articles by this group has been to determine how crucified individuals actually died; and they often focus on the case of Jesus of Nazareth. Since Stroud's book of 1847, 2 at least 10 different theories have been proposed ( Table 1 ), and many more articles have been published suggesting various combinations of these theories. The 10 examples referenced in Table 1 have been chosen merely as representing the wide difference of opinion in the published literature: it is not an exhaustive lis

What is TULIP in Calvinism? by Matt Slick

The TULIP of Calvinism is the acronym which represents the five primary points which represent Calvinism : Total depravity, Unconditional election, Limited atonement, Irresistible grace, and Perseverance of the saints. Hence, they are called the five points of Calvinism. The five points "emerged from the Synod of Dort (1618– 19)." 1 "The system of Calvinism adheres to a very high view of scripture and seeks to derive its theological formulations based solely on God’s word. It focuses on God’s sovereignty, stating that God is able and willing by virtue of his omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence, to do whatever He desires with His creation. It also maintains that within the Bible are the following teachings: That God, by His sovereign grace predestines people into salvation; that Jesus died only for those predestined; that God regenerates the individual where he is then able and wants to c

Light of Eternity: The Life of Leonard Ravenhill

Publisher: Free Grace Press ( Binding: SMYTHESEWN CASEBIND Demensions: 6" x 9" Pages: 660 Book Weight: 2-lbs Language: English Bulk Order?: Please email ( “My father lived daily in light of eternity, always seeking to please the One who enlisted him as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. Before he ever stood in the pulpit, he stood before God. He was a man of prayer. Prayer was his life and his preaching reflected the fact that he had been alone with God.” DAVID RAVENHILL It is titled In Light of Eternity: The Life of Leonard Ravenhill Mack Tomlinson says this about the legacy of Ravenhill: In Light of Eternity...Ravenhill’s Biography – A Great Book for those seeking God Few are raving about a wonderful book I just read “In light of Eternity” The Life of Leonard Ravenhill by Mack Tomlinson....truly a masterpiece to be cherished and a goldmine of spiritual gems and inestimable treasures.  I have often ponder