Wonderful testimony of a Ex Gay man who was touched by the love of God and was changed. The living testimony of changed people is always powerful.
“Basically they saw this one guy in the army, and at night I would go out to the gay clubs and go hang out and party and live my life the best way I knew how without God,” Ruiz said.
He received even worse news days later upon getting an email telling him that many of the people who died that night were HIV-positive and he was urged to get tested. He did so and found out that he, too, was HIV-positive. Ruiz sank deeper into depression, thought he was going to die, and became furiously angry.
But God met him in the midst of it, he said.
“It’s either you submit and surrender yourself to Me or it’s just going to get worse after this,” Ruiz recalled the Holy Spirit speaking to him.
While in bed one day shortly after this, through tears, he cried out to God, asking Him transform his life with this power that he had heard about in church and read about in the Bible for so many years. He decided to surrender everything, including his sexuality.
“I even said: ‘I’m gay, God. This is how you’re taking me. Take me as I am. I don’t know if you’re supposed to take this away from me or not. I’ve tried this many times.’ And in the midst of all that, automatically, things started falling off of my life.”
“I gave Him my gayness. I gave him my pornography addictions, everything,” he said.
He sensed the Holy Spirit prompt him: “How about you give me you.”
“It’s not a gay to straight thing. Just give [Him] your heart,” Ruiz said.
He now will give a testimony of his transformation with many other Ex-LGBT men and woman at “freedom march” which is a parade of those men and woman who were transformed by Jesus.
This is amazing!