Greetings in the name of our God and savior the Lord Jesus Christ (KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS THE NAME ABOVE EVERY NAME THAT EVERY KNEE WILL BOW DOWN TO GIVE GLORY). Jesus is Lord not Caesar! All of your rulers will bow your knee to Christ including your god of this world system lucifer after the thousand year reign of Christ in the millennium when Lucifer is cast in the lake of fire. Like Isaiah 14 says, They shall look at him and say. Is this the one that deceived the nations. Yes that little pathetic serpent that is defeated.

Hi! I’m Martin.

I first met my savior at 10 years old. Shout out to Reverend Newfield for telling me the gospel on the corner of Georgia and 32nd street outside of the church. I got distracted in the shuffle of teenage years from 13 to 17 sleeping on peoples couches and working on weekends to feed myself. Lots of details in those years like no electricity for weeks at a time or plugging extension cords into the side of neighbors houses running it into a garage to cook on one hot plate the can of green beans that me and my brother with me split to eat that day. The only meal that day at 12 and 11 years old that day. I never share these things.

Fast-forward. At 20 I was living with my brother and his wife. He was born again. Thanks to my big brother for teaching me the understanding of discipleship and focus on Christ as number one in my life. The same year as hurricane Katrina on a cloudy day one bolt of lightening shot side ways across the sky. I saw it from the elevated expressway on that day. It struck my brother and killed him instantly. This affected me deeply and was probably the starting period of some strongholds in my attitude and fear that would be rooted out years later after my most significant loss. Its amazing how you can get shocked into habits and shocked out of habits through pain. I was 27 when lightening struck. Shout out big brother I will see you again on the other side of glory when my race is complete in this life. Rewinding back to 20 years old.

God told me to go to Bible college. There was a problem. I was a drop out in school. I did not pay attention in school growing up. After second grade I failed every year except for math. I was an A student in math. Elementary school promoted me to middle school. I was too old to be in elementary. Middle school promoted me to high school. I got expelled in 10th grade and never returned at 19. I guess I stayed for the group of friends that I grew up with from the old neighborhood that I lived in until 13. I still talk to those guys today. Funny thing is that one was saved and the other ones families were saved or born again.

How was I going to enroll into college without a high school diploma? Obvious option was to go get a general education degree. I took the G.E.D. I was not sure if I passed. Well! I said to the Lord, “If you are calling me to go, then I will pass it.” College was starting in two weeks. I gave the G.E.D. place the college address to mail the results. I went in faith that I passed. I drove 10 hours to college. I enrolled and told them that the state was mailing the certificate.

Two weeks later I received the G.E.D. Surprise! I spent four years at bible college. My G.P.A. was 3.5 for all four years average. I graduated with a Bachelors in Theological Studies. Not bad for a guy that failed his whole life. Yes! I’m a failure. However, the one who is wise will learn the most about life in failure. I like the saying, “Stupid people don’t learn from mistakes, smart people learn from their mistakes and wise people learn from others mistakes.”

Life’s failures can make one bitter or better. I choose to be a better version of myself today than I was yesterday. I weep as I write this. Jesus coming into this world for the purpose of dying on the cross for sin, most people think the cross of Christ to be a failure. The greatest failure in that the creator of all things became a man to die in their minds is actually the greatest accomplishment of all time. The cross of Christ paid for every sin, triumphed over Satan and made a new and living way for eternal life reclaiming all things that was lost in the fall of man. Let the mind of Christ be in you. God did not consider it robbery to divest Himself of His glory to become a man to esteem us higher than Himself to die for us that we might live if we trust in Him.

How do I feel about my life? I would not know compassion, empathy or character without struggle, loss or failure. I hope to impart lessons into others that through wisdom they can learn from my life to avoid somethings. In life we will all have struggles. They don’t come to stay, they come to pass. If you keep walking through struggles, then you will come out the other side. One season of life to another season. Some good and others bad. The good times are preparation times for winters, valleys, deserts, famine, separation until the next mountain top. God is there in it all. He never leaves or forsakes us.

The grass is not greener on the other side. You just stopped watering your garden that is why it appears that way. This is why when people go to the other side where it appears to be greener, they experience the same problems. Do the hard work? Tend and keep your garden. I came to a point in my life when things happen now: God you are not surprised by this happening to me here and now. You knew from the foundation of the world. What do you want me to do? How do you want me to respond to this? Where do you want me to go? Give me wisdom, speak to me and direct me to the purpose?

Like the scripture says, that I may know Christ in the fellowship of His sufferings and the power of His resurrection. The scriptures say that we enter into the kingdom of God through much hardship. Thanks to Christ who is my victory. He is the treasure in my earthen vessel (body) that the excellency may be of Him and not of myself. How have I served God?

In His service I was on the downtown streets of San Antonio and in the French Quarter of New Orleans as a street preacher for four years. San Antonio had gang members that I would reach out to with the Gospel and New Orleans was a rough crowd as well.

I served as a minister of helps on staff for 3 years. I was a staffed youth minister for 3 years. I have ministered mostly online for the past decade through website, video and podcast.

The older I get the more that I learn, the more I know how much I don’t know. I know someone who knows all things. I seek His wisdom, guidance and council alone. There are two reports that one can follow: God the Father or the father the devil. Jesus said this in John 8:44. Jesus also said that He follows no man for I know what is in man. This is why I point people to Jesus.

We all come from different backgrounds some harsh and others not so harsh. No matter what you experienced in life? God can make all things new for you. God has a call on all of our lives. You may have a different journey in your call than I do. We all have the same purpose in this life. To know God. Fellowship with God is through the Son Jesus Christ. We have access to the throne of God in the Son. Our purpose is not only to know Jesus, it is to tell others this Gospel of Jesus. The Gospel is that: Jesus died on the cross for sin, was buried and rose from the dead on the third day for salvation. Those that trust in Him will receive eternal life in faith in the finished work of Jesus. Salvation is a gift of God through inheritance. Only a son or daughter can receive an inheritance. This is why the scriptures say that unless you are born again then you cannot inherit the kingdom of God. Born of God, Born of above or born of spirit. God is Spirit. Here is How to get born of God? Repent of sin and ask Jesus to forgive you of sin. Invite Jesus to come live in you as your Lord and savior. You will receive eternal life.

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