I heeded to God’s warn­ing

The Star (Jamaica) - - FRONT PAGE - GE­ORGE HENRY STAR Writer

rom I was grow­ing up, af­ter a time I never wanted to have any­thing much to do with the Lord. I wanted to en­joy the sin­ful plea­sures of the world.”

That is the tes­ti­mony of An­drew McIn­tosh. Well, all that changed one night when he was asleep. Pas­tor McIn­tosh shared that he went to his bed with his hair look­ing like a dread­lock. While he was asleep, he said he got a dream that the sec­ond com­ing of the Lord had hap­pened.

“The Lord some­how spoke to me and said to me, ‘When I re­turn, you will not be saved’. I woke up that night and I was un­able to go back to sleep. I was so afraid and just never knew what was hap­pen­ing to me,” said McIn­tosh.

The pas­tor fur­ther shared that he got out of bed and turned on the light in his room, went back to his bed, and fell asleep once more. “When I got up in the morn­ing, I combed out my hair and told my­self that I was go­ing to give my­self to the Lord,” re­mem­bered McIn­tosh.

FOR­GET GET­TING SAVED

He re­called go­ing to an in­ter­view for a teach­ing po­si­tion at a school and see­ing a friend. He told his friend that he was about to get saved, but the friend laughed at him. “I de­cided that I was not go­ing to bother with this sav­ing busi­ness. Some days af­ter, I de­cided that I was go­ing to re­turn to the things I used to do,” con­fessed McIn­tosh. cation, and af­ter the word of God was preached, I went to the al­tar for the first time in my life. When they asked who wanted to get saved, I held my hand up. I was 18 at the time. Tears started com­ing from my eyes. I could not con­trol the tears,” con­fessed McIn­tosh.

McIn­tosh dis­closed that he stood at the al­tar with hands held in the air and with eyes closed. He said he heard the foot­steps of per­sons who were at the al­tar with him mov­ing back to their seats, but he stood there and made a com­mit­ment to God that night that he was go­ing to serve Him for the rest of his life.

“I am still en­joy­ing the pres­ence of God. The only thing I am sorry about is that I never ac­cepted Him be­fore the time I did. It is the best de­ci­sion I have ever made in my life,” said McIn­tosh, who has been saved since 1994 and who cur­rently pas­tors the Glo­ri­ous Light Apos­tolic Tem­ple in Trelawny.

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Pas­tor An­drew McIn­tosh

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