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    Thought some of you might enjoy reading and listing to the following testimony by Gabe Suarez.

    Gabe Suarez: Saved by the Voice of God

    TESTIMONY
    Gabe Suarez: Saved by the Voice of God
    By Robert Hull
    The 700 Club

    CBN.com Ė Gabe Suarez loved the high risk and excitement that came with being a southern california cop.

    "Car crashes and fights, there were a couple of times I fell off of building," Gabe tells The 700 Club. "I worked all the dangerous assignments. Itís kind of what I liked to do. I worked SWAT, gangs. By being around violence all the time, you have to embrace it a little bit if youíre going to survive. You do that enough, and it becomes part of your personality whether you like it or not."

    By the age of 39, his body had had enough of the abuse.

    "The doctor said, ĎYou need to do something else 'cause youíre going to end up where you canít move or youíre going to have to have surgery.'"

    Gabe prepared for early retirement with disability. At the same time, he started a new business that included fire arms training and self defense.

    "I asked my doctor if it was okay to do that, and he said, ĎAbsolutely, as long as youíre not out being a bouncer at a bar.í So I began building the business and advertising. Apparently the advice that I got was not good advice."

    He didnít know it, but the new business violated the terms of his disability retirement. His former co-workers built a felony fraud case against him.

    "I was very angry about what was going on," Gabe recalls. "I felt horrible, totally out of control. Everything else in my life I had total control on. If you were to tell me there were five armed robbers in there and I got to go get them, no problem. I know how to handle that. This situation, I didnít know how to handle that. I didnít know quite where to turn."

    In desperation he called his friend Dale, who was a Christian.

    "I knew the only hope for him was God so I encouraged him to turn his heart towards the Lord and pray," Dale says.

    Gabe adds, "I did pray and it was a very tearful prayer. It was actually more like yelling at God and asking, 'Why the heck are You doing this and get me out of it' Iíve never prayed like that before, but I did that night."

    Months went by and the charges against Gabe mounted. He was arrested and faced the posibility of a long prison term.

    "The only thing that I knew that had effect on things was violence," Gabe says. "You take care of business and things change. I grabbed my rifle and I went off purposing in my heart to do something evil 'cause I figured that was the only thing I had left."

    Before he could exact vengeance on his accusers, something stopped him in his tracks.

    "I clearly heard Godís voice and the voice was telling me to pray. So I turned the car around, went home, put everything away and I prayed."

    Hundreds of miles away, Dale knew something was wrong with Gabe.

    "I was awakened out of my sleep," Dale says. "I wasnít groggy. I sat up awake. I heard very clearly that still small voice saying, ĎGo minister to your brother, your friend.í"

    Dale drove through the night and arrived at Gabeís house early the next morning. Gabe says, "He showed up basically unannounced with a Bible in his hand and said, ĎIím not sure necessarily what is going on, but the Holy Spirit told me to come here visit with you and bring you this Bible.'"

    "I just knew if he had the word of God in his hand and had some basic instruction where to go to find his answers, he would do it," Dale says.

    Gabe prayed with Dale and gave his life to Jesus Chirst.

    "That was the turning point where I knew completely that God was in control of this and Iím not sure how itís going to turn out but I know itís going to be okay. I was fully committed to Christ, and I knew this is where I need to go. This is where I need to be. As this event started to unfold I started to look to Him more and to start relying on Him more. My circumstances started changing. Little by little, this huge wall of Jericho started getting taken down brick by brick by brick."

    Several charges were dropped completely. Eventually Gabe accepted a pleabargain and spent seven months in jail.

    "It was a very hard time, probably the hardest thing Iíve ever had to do, but with faith, I did it. It wasnít easy, but I did it. I remember praying, ĎLord, Youíve got me now. Donít let me go."

    Gabe came out of jail ready for a new start. He now uses his business and experience to encourage others to put their life in Godís hands, just as he did. He says, "What I had before, God didnít ask me to throw it away. He asked me to put it in the right place, and so today I get to talk to men who were like me.

    "We see a little small portion of whatís going on. He sees the entire picture and He knows where Heís guiding you. He loves us beyond what we can comprehend, and He is always faithful. I look back at where we were and where we are now, and I can see that what I went through was necessary so that I could be where I am today."
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Exclamation What an awesome testimony!

    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    Thought some of you might enjoy reading and listing to the following testimony by Gabe Suarez.

    Gabe Suarez: Saved by the Voice of God

    TESTIMONY
    Gabe Suarez: Saved by the Voice of God
    By Robert Hull
    The 700 Club

    CBN.com Ė Gabe Suarez loved the high risk and excitement that came with being a southern california cop.

    "Car crashes and fights, there were a couple of times I fell off of building," Gabe tells The 700 Club. "I worked all the dangerous assignments. Itís kind of what I liked to do. I worked SWAT, gangs. By being around violence all the time, you have to embrace it a little bit if youíre going to survive. You do that enough, and it becomes part of your personality whether you like it or not."

    By the age of 39, his body had had enough of the abuse.

    "The doctor said, ĎYou need to do something else 'cause youíre going to end up where you canít move or youíre going to have to have surgery.'"

    Gabe prepared for early retirement with disability. At the same time, he started a new business that included fire arms training and self defense.

    "I asked my doctor if it was okay to do that, and he said, ĎAbsolutely, as long as youíre not out being a bouncer at a bar.í So I began building the business and advertising. Apparently the advice that I got was not good advice."

    He didnít know it, but the new business violated the terms of his disability retirement. His former co-workers built a felony fraud case against him.

    "I was very angry about what was going on," Gabe recalls. "I felt horrible, totally out of control. Everything else in my life I had total control on. If you were to tell me there were five armed robbers in there and I got to go get them, no problem. I know how to handle that. This situation, I didnít know how to handle that. I didnít know quite where to turn."

    In desperation he called his friend Dale, who was a Christian.

    "I knew the only hope for him was God so I encouraged him to turn his heart towards the Lord and pray," Dale says.

    Gabe adds, "I did pray and it was a very tearful prayer. It was actually more like yelling at God and asking, 'Why the heck are You doing this and get me out of it' Iíve never prayed like that before, but I did that night."

    Months went by and the charges against Gabe mounted. He was arrested and faced the posibility of a long prison term.

    "The only thing that I knew that had effect on things was violence," Gabe says. "You take care of business and things change. I grabbed my rifle and I went off purposing in my heart to do something evil 'cause I figured that was the only thing I had left."

    Before he could exact vengeance on his accusers, something stopped him in his tracks.

    "I clearly heard Godís voice and the voice was telling me to pray. So I turned the car around, went home, put everything away and I prayed."

    Hundreds of miles away, Dale knew something was wrong with Gabe.

    "I was awakened out of my sleep," Dale says. "I wasnít groggy. I sat up awake. I heard very clearly that still small voice saying, ĎGo minister to your brother, your friend.í"

    Dale drove through the night and arrived at Gabeís house early the next morning. Gabe says, "He showed up basically unannounced with a Bible in his hand and said, ĎIím not sure necessarily what is going on, but the Holy Spirit told me to come here visit with you and bring you this Bible.'"

    "I just knew if he had the word of God in his hand and had some basic instruction where to go to find his answers, he would do it," Dale says.

    Gabe prayed with Dale and gave his life to Jesus Chirst.

    "That was the turning point where I knew completely that God was in control of this and Iím not sure how itís going to turn out but I know itís going to be okay. I was fully committed to Christ, and I knew this is where I need to go. This is where I need to be. As this event started to unfold I started to look to Him more and to start relying on Him more. My circumstances started changing. Little by little, this huge wall of Jericho started getting taken down brick by brick by brick."

    Several charges were dropped completely. Eventually Gabe accepted a pleabargain and spent seven months in jail.

    "It was a very hard time, probably the hardest thing Iíve ever had to do, but with faith, I did it. It wasnít easy, but I did it. I remember praying, ĎLord, Youíve got me now. Donít let me go."

    Gabe came out of jail ready for a new start. He now uses his business and experience to encourage others to put their life in Godís hands, just as he did. He says, "What I had before, God didnít ask me to throw it away. He asked me to put it in the right place, and so today I get to talk to men who were like me.

    "We see a little small portion of whatís going on. He sees the entire picture and He knows where Heís guiding you. He loves us beyond what we can comprehend, and He is always faithful. I look back at where we were and where we are now, and I can see that what I went through was necessary so that I could be where I am today."
    I had to watch the video twice! What an awesome testimony! God broke down all the barriers and really moved in his life. I bet those that brought evil against him are suffering at the hand of God!
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    I have been trained by Gabe he is one heck if a nice guy and family man, and I have never heard him swear....
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
    "Don't be so open minded that your brains fall out!" Father John Corapi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon View Post
    I have been trained by Gabe he is one heck if a nice guy and family man, and I have never heard him swear....
    Uh, oh...I'm in trouble...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JJFlash View Post
    Uh, oh...I'm in trouble...
    You and me both!!


    What a cool thing - thanks for putting this out here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ga9mm View Post
    You and me both!!


    What a cool thing - thanks for putting this out here.
    make that three... when my kids were little I did my absolute best to keep my work garbage talk there, but when the kids were in JR HS and came home with language that was worse than I was attempting to subdue.... all bets were off and I am truly ashamed of that.
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
    "Don't be so open minded that your brains fall out!" Father John Corapi.

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    When I got saved My language pretty much changed. I do slip now and then if I loose my temper, the old sin nature still lies beneath, but by grace of God I manage to keep it pretty clean most of the time.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    When I got saved My language pretty much changed. I do slip now and then if I loose my temper, the old sin nature still lies beneath, but by grace of God I manage to keep it pretty clean most of the time.
    As do I but then there are the times when too many things go wrong in a row, tis a test I know and I keep failing....
    "The sword dose not cause the murder, and the maker of the sword dose not bear sin" Rabbi Solomon ben Isaac 11th century
    "Don't be so open minded that your brains fall out!" Father John Corapi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheldon View Post
    As do I but then there are the times when too many things go wrong in a row, tis a test I know and I keep failing....
    I had a Christian friend years ago, a Colonel in the Air Force, who swore like a...soldier, I guess. He said one day he just up and decided not to swear anymore, and didn't. I have tried this numerous times, and failed. I grew up in a blue-collar household where swearing was quite prevalent, and it's been ingrained into my speech pattern, so it's a real battle for me.

    I'm pretty rough around the edges, but I figure if King David and Peter were counted as "men of God", I will be too!

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    A little story about what happened to me. After I was saved I don't think I said one off color or bad word for about the first two years. I was pretty much on fire for the Lord, read the bible for an hour or more each day and witnessed to everyone that I got a chance to. In church Sunday morning and evening as well as Wednesday night. The only problem was I had a lot of pride in my life. I guess you could say I pretty much had the attitude that I had spiritually arrived. Might near perfect, better than anyone else. Well scripture says that pride goeth before a fall. One day I got mad about something with of all people my mother-in law and in a fit of rage blew up and out of my mouth spew a bunch pf profanity. Guess I had not arrived after all. I of course prayed about it and had to apologize later but from that time on it became a battle to this day to keep my speech in check. I don't say God caused me to sin but I do think he allowed me to see my real self and to understand that apart from him I am no different than anybody else.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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