Testimony of Hans Yonathan
Testimony of Hans Yonathan
Greetings in the Name above any other name, Jesus Christ, our Lord. It is a great pleasure to share my testimony of Jesus Christ to my brethrens across the nations. My name is Hans Yonathan. I live in a city named Bandung, Indonesia. I am currently 25 years old. But my true life began when Jesus Christ came to overtake my whole life and it happened sometime in May. Before Jesus Christ opened the eyes of my heart, I was in bondage of sin, a slave of the enemy, taking pleasures of fulfilling flesh desires. However, I obtained the mercy of our Heavenly Father and “The grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love which is in Christ Jesus” (1 Tim. 1:14).
God used Ps Vernon Davis as His earthen vessel to preach the gospel of Christ and the word of God to the people in Indonesia and I happened to be one of them whom received the grace and mercy of God. The fear of God came upon me and I trembled in fear of God’s judgment (Psalm 119:120). I quitted smoking the next day and started to read The Bible and attend almost every Ps Vernon Davis’s sermons in Bandung. It is because since that day I wanted to seek the truth and abandon my old man. At that time, it seemed that it was impossible for me to change; the lies of the devil were trying to hinder me from surrendering myself completely to the power of the Holy Spirit. I remembered myself being in a situation where I felt it was hopeless to live righteously and godly. I told Ps Vernon about it and I remember he said to me “No! You cannot do it, but The Holy Spirit CAN as long as you surrender”. And so I believed and in order for me to not fall or stumble in sin I needed to read and fill myself up with the word of God. I started to take my Bible with me everywhere with me even when I went to work. Just as soon as evil desires came up into my mind, I opened The Bible to help me resist the temptations. I never ceased reading The Bible since then because I believe it is the word of God and the word of God is a shield to those who believe in Him and also the words of God are spirit and life (John 6:63). And unbelievably, time passes and I realized that God has protected me all along and I’m so sure that I could never do it without the power of The Holy Spirit Who has always been helping me and revealing my mistakes even until now. The next time Ps Vernon Davis visited Indonesia has been a blessing to my family and I. His zeal toward our Lord Jesus Christ is so strong and affected me so much. I am moved greatly by how Jesus uses Ps Vernon Davis to do the works of God. I thank our Lord Jesus Christ for sending His bondservant to Indonesia.
Romans 10:11-15: “For the scripture saith, WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upohn Him. FOR WHOSOEVER SHALL CALL UPON THE NAME OF THE LORD SHALL BE SAVED. How then shall they call on Him whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach, except they be sent? As it is written, HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE THE FEET OF THEM THAT PREACH THE GOSPEL OF PEACE, AND BRING GLAD TIDINGS OF GOOD NEWS!”