HIV positive minister – Worth a good read
To those of you who are single or married, saved or not saved, this is for you. I am a 35-year-old African American or Black brother dying of Aids.
I am an owner of a Mortgage Company in Atlanta , GA. I own a 2007 Jaguar and I also own a $350,000 beautiful home in Cobb County . I have a beautiful Lady who is deeply in love with me and a loving family. But most important, I love Jesus, this is just a wake up call to all single brothers and sisters who are professing to be Christians, but don’t want to be complete. Brothers, I had a beautiful young lady who loves the Lord and worships the ground I walk on. But I still wasn’t quite happy because sometimes I would see another sister with a Coca-Cola bottle shape and just wanted to hit it. Because I was using a condom, I thought that I wouldn’t catch any disease especially the killer ‘AIDS’ but guess what? I did. And the person I caught it from was a girl that I knew very well. But the condom came off and now I am dying of AIDS. Yes, I wore a condom and yes it did happen. God gives us time after time to straighten our lives up. I do know the Lord in his abandon pardon will forgive me of my sins. I’ve been saved now for 7 years. I found out 7 months ago that I had the virus, and now I have full-blown Aids. I really didn’t think that I was doing anything wrong, because I would tell the women who I would deal with about the woman I love. I thought that was good enough. But it wasn’t. I am a good man and also a God-fearing man; but I have a weakness for women… I really wasn’t out there like you may think I was, but every once in a while I would see something and I wanted to try. My girlfriend is a prayerful woman. I know now that she was intimate with me only because she loved me and she wanted to make me happy. Now I’ve given AIDS to the woman I love (the only one who has been faithful to me) because of my lust.
Brothers and sisters, what I am telling you is that God is tired of us hurting each other and using each other for self-gratification. God has given me my home, my dream car and a beautiful woman and I took it all for granted. I’ve been tithing for 7 years. I am the chairman of my Deacon Board. But when I told my Pastor I had AIDS, he could not believe it because of the way I would carry myself. Brothers, If you have a sister who loves the Lord and who loves you for who you are and not for what you look like and what you have, cherish and love her. Sisters. If you have a brother who loves the Lord, love and cherish him. My life has been altered. I’ve been with my lady since I was 20, and I’ve always used my young age as an excuse for not being loyal and not settling down with her. I was being a hypocrite thinking that I was missing something, and not realizing that I had a good woman who loved and adored me. I wish I had been a real man and I had appreciated the good woman God had sent by my side by not making excuses and dedicating my life to her. I would love to travel and marry this beautiful young Lady, but now I can’t. I’ve embarrassed my family, my church and my friends. But I was hardheaded and now I must suffer. God is cleaning up. Stop playing with God. He is revealing the secrets of us Christians. Brothers and sisters, we don’t have to have so many ‘friends,’ you know what we call them. The ones we sleep with, the ones we intend to sleep with but haven’t yet’ and the one we intend to ‘marry’ We don’t want anyone to know our business, but God has his way of revealing you to the world. The young people of today think so carnal and we say we have been transformed. We have been transformed from what we want to be transformed from. Let’s be real. God knows that the opposite sex attracts us, he also knows the desires we have for each other because he created us that way, but we do not have to have multiple partners.
If I could do it all over again, I would marry the woman I love and live happy forever. But now I can’t! But you can! Singles…I gotta tell you, it’s not worth it.
I urge you all Get rid of casual sex. This is really deep. After you’ve read this, think about yourself. Could this have been you? Some of you may not relate, but think about anything you are doing right now that is not of God. We are living in the last and final days, and pretending to be saved is not going to cut it. Professing that He is Lord, and yet worshipping the devil every chance you get will lead you to the same path I am walking on. Get your mind out off the gutter and put it in the Word of God and you’ll have great success. Don’t and you’ll have great woe. I love the LORD and thank Him for all that He does in my life; therefore, I’m passing this on, this is my testimony and sermon to you. Yes, I do love Jesus who has forgiven me of the repeated sins. That forgiveness does not cancel out the consequences, I have to suffer the consequences of my sins and that’s on me. Still, the Lord is my source of existence and Savior. He keeps me functioning each day and he has given me the strength and ability to share my story with you.
I’m telling it like it is THIS REALLY is to help somebody. You know yourself, You know what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong. Do not let the world judge you coz it judges harshly and without mercy. Do the right thing man. I pray and trust you can take the courage I din’t have and straighten up your life before it’s too late. I have Christ now for he is my source of joy and strength, I am nothing without him but with Him I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Phil 4:13
If you love Jesus, send this to lots of people!!!!!! Be Positive – Be Progressive…Take the time to make a positive difference in your’s & someone’s life.
Minister Anthony J. Cox