Personal Story: Michael

Personal Story: Michael

Alcohol was destroying my life

In April 1990 after 16 years of marriage and four children. My life was ruined because of alcoholism. After an argument, I left home to sort my self out. Although I had tried in the past, I just couldn’t change.

Why is my life a mess?

In desperation I called out to God-“The sun rises and sets every day for thousands of years but I am only here for a short life. Why am I here, why did you make me, why is my life such a mess? God if you are there please help me! I went home and found a leaflet in my letterbox asking, “Who is God? The one who answers of course!”

Immediate and remarkable change

I went to a meeting and heard the full Gospel message. I always believed in God, but I never seen or heard evidence of his power in any other church. When it was shown to me from the Bible what I must do to be saved, I decided to be baptized by full immersion according to the scriptures (Acts 2:38).

I awoke at 3am the next morning to feel an amazing peace and joy come over me and I spoke in tongues. From that moment my life change. My marriage healed, aggression and alcoholism healed. God proved himself to me – why not you.

Healing

In May 1993 I was devastated to be told that I must have immediate surgery to remove a rare tumor. These tumors are locally aggressive, often recur, and can become cancerous.  After prayer, I went in to hospital for surgery confident that my future was in God’s care. The removal of the tumor was successful and no chemotherapy.

In February 2013. I was diagnosed again with a tumor, I was told the bone that is protecting my right eye has being removed from previous surgery, “The surgeon told me” the tumor is very close to your right eye, after your operation you may have blurred or double vision or lose your sight in the right eye and this could be permanent. I went in to hospital for keyhole surgery and they could not find any tumor it disappeared, thank you lord. I thank God for he is a God who hears and answers prayer.

Having a personal relationship with God is the promise of the bible. In the Revival Centres Church, Ballarat you will meet normal people who have had an extraordinary experience. The new testament of the bible describes a church that changed the world, full of people who knew God. It talks about salvation as a foundational experience from an answering God.

In Jude 1:3 (KJV)

Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints.

Revival Centres Church bases its teaching on the Holy Spirit experience. This includes miraculous signs following, and instruction from the bible. ‘Contending for the faith’ is to simply follow and apply the scriptures in a holistic and correct way. Or put simply, whatever He says to you, do it! John 2:5

Michael Sheils

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