The following story is about what the blood of Jesus can do to a sinner, one damned to die. My name is James K Gichuki ( Lantern) ,born again 27 years ago.Jesus removed the veil from my eyes over six years ago . It’s the old adage story of the gospel, that Jesus came to save sinners. He came for them.I’m the seal of His workmanship by grace lest i boast.
My story is inspired by the demoniac story in the gospel of Luke.Jesus went to the other side of the lake,where he had to take a boat.He found a guy who was demon possesed and delivered him casting out his demons on to the the swine.Jesus commanded the man whom he set free “Go back to your home town and tell them what God has done for you”. Also the Samaritan woman echoes my very calling.
Jesus is the main star in this script. It’s not really about a man, it’s a type, a revelation of God’s mercy through his Son Jesus Christ.It’s the ol’ adage truth that Jesus came for the sick, the deprived, the downcast ,to save all those who are under sin, who are under a curse.
For the law brought all manner of sin in me, because apart from the law there is no knowledge of sin. Yet the law was a custodian until when grace was to be revealed. The law here is typified by justification by works personified in the church that i attended.The savior is Jesus Christ, He is the only begotten Son of the Father God.He is indeed the author, I’m just a vessel leaking His majesty’s will,a type in the story. I’m His penmanship brought up, raised up for this very purpose.
Earlier over six years ago, i was in a tough spot. Meaning I was in a cyros moment.I was defeated by religion ,because it didn’t buy me.Hence in this weakness, i died to the known which is the law ,as i inherited the abundance of grace and gift of righteousness spoken in 1 corinthians 5:17 .
Back to the story, i asked God ” Father all these years i have laboured in your vineyard ,which of these sins are you punishing me for?”.I saw my very life at that moment.God then asked me” Do you believe that i have called you to preach?”i said” no “.That’s when I received God’s unmerited, unearned, undeserved favor.For though the calling was sincere,I was sincerely wrong.
Exactly 8 months later ,I decided to shout it out. I was in Githurai 45 that moment .Things were not going the way I would have wanted them to. Something hit a snag,the soap business of the church I attended.
Well , since God loves me as stated in 1 John 4;10, I had to let go and embraced God’s flow. I ended up giving glory to God. God is good towards me, the same as He is towards anybody else.Knowing this in my part is a gift. It is by His Mercy that I live, breath and have my being.A gift that I’m forever greatful for, hence this book. His mercy leads me. God’s has graced me alot not because I’m special, but because I’m the weakest and frailest.Through Jesus Christ, i have been empowered to bear fruit,not only for my pleasure but to build up His Kingdom. I have nothing but glory for Jesus my Lord.
I love to write lyrics,I’m a inspired linguist ,a gift I take not for granted. I like to read literature and novels.I also like to take photographs ,ride my bike and shoot short films .I like to make people laugh in a childish kind of way.(I’m sure my buddies can attest to this).
Galatians 3:13,is a key verse to me that we have been delivered from the curse of the law.Also Deuteronomy 6:10-12,about everything bring free to whomsoever believeth.
36 years have passed since my mother gave birth to me, and it’s now 26 years in this journey called salvation or Faith as we populary know it today by revelation.It has been a tough first 30 years,i’m now 37. For the last 6 plus years, i have been coasting in Jesus gift of riggteousness.
This is my story as to how i got to this place,where i recieved the gift of no condemnation as stated in Romans 8:1. A gift that’s unmeritted, lest I boast.Also the revelation that Jesus loves me unconditionally as stated in 1 John chapter 4: 10,and the abundance of Grace 1 Corinthians 5;17 which I mentioned earlier.
Writing this memoir is a privilege, believing in His finished work on the cross and not saved by my own works lest i boast is a gift in itself.Notice I’m always pointing back to the cross .It’s a conscious move regarding the victory in this book. As I begin in this finished work, led by the holy spirit , may the name of the Jesus Christ be praised.
My writing is an oration.This is a gift described in 1 corinthians chapter 12 . I’m called to the market place, like Stephen in Acts , who was called to weigh tables using his hands,I’m also writing using my hands.
Stephen was a disciple in the early church who was chosen and given the mandate of waiting on tables, hence taking the miraculous to the market place. This is clearly described in Acts chapter 6 :4.
My story is my past ,present and future,a finished a work. Oh, I’m in my room,then living in githurai 45, as i look towards immortality.I go back,way back to when I was a small boy being taken by my mum to nursery school in 1987.
I can still smell the scent of beans being cooked, i was only four.I had a green apron which acted as uniform. The school was,, ,