Malcolm's Testimony

Trial has been set! 
Here Is My Testimony


Ephesians 1:4-5
New King James Version (NKJV)

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will,

I am writing this Testimony to be an encouragement to those who have been chosen by God to come out of this world and become (CHURCH). I will never forget the day that God came after me so that I may have the opportunity to serve Him and Follow Him with everything I am.  He used a family member to bring conviction on me as I held a deep grudge towards them, but little did I know that God would start to deal with me in a way that would change my life. How I came to God is not important because if you truly belong to Him, He will come to you and you will have no choice but to submit your life to Him (Romans 8:16, John 17:9). Trial was set when He had me in my apartment on my knees letting me know that He was giving me the opportunity of a life time and He wanted me to stand trial. I came to accept the offer but realizing that it was God accepting the offer through me and at that point I began to cry out on my knees for mercy and repenting to God for all that I had done(Mark 1:15).

That day would mark the beginning of a transformation that would take many years as I had vowed to God to listen to His voice over all others(Matthew 4:4). I did not care what anyone would say or what others told me to do as long as it was confirmed by God that it was what He wanted me to do then that is the only way it would be done. Everything that I did, I would ask the Lord if this is what He wanted and if it was not I would not do it. I made many foolish mistakes as I continued to grow but Grace was given to me because I would immediately apologize to God for going ahead of Him even though He allowed for me to learn just how easy it can become to think that you are doing all that He wants you to even though you’re off track. When I started to follow He told me to read the Scriptures and I did, I set up a reading plan for the first year which allowed me to read the entire Bible in one year, but once that was done God used someone that I did not know to tell me that I needed to meditate on the Scriptures and not just read it so I read it again but truly meditating on them and allowing the Holy Spirit to show me what I needed to see about ME. Many do not want to admit that they are sinners or that they have areas in their life that need fixing so God can never talk to them about THEM even though He does but I knew clearly after having God show me my heart that this walk with Him was not about how I can look for the plank in others’ eyes but How I NEEDED to SEE the plank that was clearly in my eye (Matthew 7:5). 

Once reading the Bible a second time taking a little more than another year, God sent someone to me who told me that I needed to stop reading and continue to listen and obey His voice. See, we all have to come to the understanding that GOD is not in a book, HE IS LIVING AND SPEAKS and we can all hear HIS VOICE when we shut up and listen (James 1:19). If you truly want to listen and obey Him you will hear His voice but if you want to be led by a man, then that is what you will be led by (1 Samuel 8).

When God leads us we learn so much more about His Sovereignty, Grace, Judgments, as well as growing in Wisdom, understanding, fear of the Lord, faith and obedience, but this cannot happen without walking in true obedience to the voice of God and allowing the Holy Spirit to lead you into all things (John 16:13, John 14:17, ) no matter how it looks to others around you (Isaiah 55:8). My life in God is not of a fly by night faith that last for a season but a true walk of Faith that last a lifetime, I do what God tells me to do no matter how stupid I look to man, I do not speak on my own accord but I listen to what God wants me to say or I do not speak at all, and I do not look to raise myself above God but I say to raise God above everything in our life. If you’re truly walking with God, you will be willing to lose it all as Jesus said, including your life (Matthew16:26).

I ask you then, Are you ready to live for God? 

Then you must first die to self….

Here are scriptures that will separate a walk of righteousness from unrighteousness.

Matthew 16:24-25
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24 Then Jesus said to His disciples, “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me. 25 For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

When your trial comes will you walk in obedience to God by entering through the door (JESUS) that He may bring you through it, that you may be found blameless, or will you stand by yourself to be judged?

1 Thessalonians 5:23
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23 Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

John 10:9
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I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

I have more to tell you but you are not yet ready….

John 16:12
New King James Version (NKJV)

12 “I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now.


Malcolm Phillips 

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