Man was made to serve God

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

The Bible tells us that the whole duty of man is to serve God and keep His com­mand­ments, and the Rev­erend Calvin Gor­don has tes­ti­fied that he has al­ways wanted to do this.

“I have al­ways wanted to of­fer my ser­vice to the Lord and to serve Him in His king­dom. Hav­ing been raised in the Sal­va­tion Army dur­ing my for­ma­tive years, I was be­ing pre­pared to serve in the Sal­va­tion Army,” tes­ti­fied Gor­don.

He shared that when the call of God came on his life to of­fer his ser­vice, he con­fessed that he was in­tim­i­dated and shy.

Gor­don shared that he at­tended a cru­sade with his mother at Na­tional He­roes Cir­cle in Kingston and felt the power of the Lord on him.

“It was strange be­cause I have never felt any­thing like that in my life, hav­ing been ex­posed to church from an early age. I turned to my mother and I asked her what it was that I was feel­ing at the time,” he re­called.

STRONG PRES­ENCE

He said that his hands were shak­ing and he sensed a strong pres­ence.

“It was at that time that she made me aware that it was the anoint­ing, the pres­ence of the Almighty God,” he tes­ti­fied.

He re­called some months later be­ing awak­ened at home early one morn­ing by his mother and a cousin,when a prophetic word came.

That prophetic word was: ‘The Lord is call­ing you. He is rais­ing you up as a mod­ern-day Moses to lead His peo­ple.”

“Hear­ing the word lead­er­ship made me feel ter­ri­fied. I was more fo­cused on get­ting an ed­u­ca­tion, more fo­cused on sus­tain­ing my­self with my friends. I was still afraid of be­ing ex­posed to the Pen­te­costal cir­cles,” re­called Gor­don.

He said that ev­ery­thing he put his hand to was not suc­cess­ful be­cause he was run­ning from God.

How­ever, all changed for the bet­ter after he said yes to the Lord.

GE­ORGE HENRY

Calvin Gor­don

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