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©Word-Spirit provides various religious content for the Christian faith. Our mission is to "Empower Your Faith" with a biblical balance based on the Word and Spirit of truth. Our website content is edited and published by Frank Hilton of Sabattus, Maine.
Our Religious Affiliation
©Word-Spirit.org and it's publisher Frank Hilton is affiliated with the United Pentecostal Church International. However, Word & Spirit is not and official division of UPCI.
Testimony of Frank Hilton
This is the testimony of my personal experience (converstion) that I had with Jesus Christ leading up to and on March 6, 1985! This experience was life changing, and I hope you will be inspired by it.
When I was growing up, I developed a life style that was immoral and full of sin. Around the age of 7-8 I became aware of what was right and wrong but could not control my sinful habits. At age 13, I began listening to rock-n-roll. Then around 18 years of age I became bound to drugs, alcohol and guilt. I was a heavy partier and a music lover. I listened to heavy metal rock music which greatly effected me. My mind was totally confused, I had a "mid-evil" mind and I was hungry for spiritual things, but was looking in the wrong places.
Then on a cloudy dark day, while I was all alone in my apartment, I asked God, "If you are real, then get me out of this mess." That is all I said with one tear dropping down my face. I felt in my heart that I wanted to turn my life around. Now, I didn't commit my life to Jesus yet!
After a little while I got involved in a relationship out side of marriage. I thought this was wonderful, I thought this would make me happy. It was going good. I wanted to settle down and quit my partying. Well, then it all ended. It lasted about 1½ years. It was devastating and painful to me. I began to drink alcohol very heavily. I was very unhappy.
I longed to know what life was about. I was witnessed to a few times about Jesus Christ and his deliverance. At first I mocked at it. But God started dealing with me on my sin. I saw how God had changed my friends lives.
Well, I was still sinning and the guilt was tormenting me! So finally, on March 6th, 1985. I was praying at home and told God that I am sick of this world, my drugs and all the pain. I got in my car and headed to the First United Pentecostal Church in Lewiston, Maine. While I was driving down a straight away road, I started crying and pleading with God to forgive me of all my sins. I felt a heavy load of guilt and pain lift off of me. Then I started getting all tingly in my hands and tongue, I started having stammering lips just like the bible speaks of. I just started smiling from ear to ear.
I went to my Christian friends house. I told him what happened to me in the car. The Pastor of the church just happened to call my friend, my friend told him what happened to me. I told my friend that I want to get baptized tonight.
I went to church that night and got baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. After coming out of the water, God filled me with the Holy Ghost and I began to speak in tongues as the bible says.
PRAISE THE LORD! He set me free from all the drugs, alcohol and bad habits the same day! What an experience I had with God! ...and continue to have. Jesus Christ is precious and great too me. I have been living for Jesus ever since that day, and still love His word and going to church. It is the only way to live!