Peter - Set free by God
Three years ago I found myself trapped in my own web of lies and deception. I was a compulsive gambler and nothing else had any true meaning for me. Gambling sucked everything away and I could think of nothing else.
I’d had a Catholic upbringing and so I would pray to God for help but then turn straight back to my addiction. I wanted help but I was thoroughly addicted. Eventually my wife found out and I was forced to confess what I had done. While my family gathered around me in support, it was still incredibly difficult to come clean about everything. I hit rock bottom.
However my mother-in-law and sister-in-law were members of the Revival Fellowship, and they came and prayed with me. I felt as if the Lord spoke directly to me, telling me I would never gamble again and to look after my family.
I jumped up from that prayer feeling refreshed. Soon afterwards I was baptised by full immersion and was filled with the Holy Spirit with the Bible evidence of speaking in tongues. I was so excited at being forgiven and finally having a new start. My old life was completely gone.
Since then my marriage is being restored with trust and forgiveness and ongoing healing. I have no urge to gamble - I’m just no longer interested. I don’t even mind being around others who talk about gambling any more. For this I praise the Lord.
‘Repent, and be baptised every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. ’ Mark 16 v 38