of Johnny's Testimony (read in Afrikaans)
May 2001 (a 5 minute testimony given by Johnny at Kwasizabantu)
Kwasizabantu I learned to talk and walk with God and experience Him.
came from Johannesburg, Midrand area. My aim in life was to make as much
as possible, as quick as possible. I was the owner of an upmarket
all started - with me just smoking now and then and reading the star
I thought all these were small things, at the end of the day that's
was also a professional gambler. The devil honoured me and gave me two
gave people free alcohol with that territory I sold drugs and alcohol to
at nightclubs. The people I worked for in Johannesburg had a
of respect for me. I was powerful there. When you have a lot of money
gives you a heart of stone. With that also I was involved with illegal
and stolen cars. I sold cocaine to all "my ladies".
was also involved with kidnapping children and other human beings.
for the sake of money. With everything I had, I had no real
The value of money meant nothing to me.
was nobody I loved and I also thought nobody loved me either.
else, my friends, I did them favours and they did me some favours.
all that in mind I started thinking to myself that my life was actually
nothing and I got cross with myself. I decided I don't want to live
and wanted to commit suicide.
thought came to me about Lazarus and the rich man, that if I had to die
there will be not water in hell, and with that in thought I knew my
and I was definitely going to hell, if there was a hell. So I thought
myself I don't want to go to hell for a million years without water.
I went down on my knees and prayed the following. I said: "God, if you
exist I want You to be real in my own life." That's the only prayer
prayed at that time. Three days later I gave my life to Jesus and said
sinner's prayer. Three weeks after that I met 20 real Christians, and
made the final decision in my life. I could see Jesus in their lives,
didn't know who I am or what I did, but to see Jesus in other people's
that made the decision in my life. I also wanted to be like that and
far I made real friends, people you can really trust.
know now, just by smoking cigarettes God also saved me from that, I couldn
stop smoking, but God saved me from that too, I had to ask Him. By
reading the star signs and gambling, by those things the devil took
down step by step. I was definitely on my way to hell, but through the
of God and the blood of Jesus, God saved me from hell.
Kwasizabantu I learned to respect women for the first time and to listen
God's voice. Out of utter darkness and the domain of Satan, Jesus came
and set me free.