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Father, we thank You for the work that You are doing in Riaan's heart. We pray that You would reach others like him, Lord, and that You would empower us as believers to show everyone Your love.

This powerful testimony speaks to how we as Christians can change lives simply by sharing the love of Christ with those around us.

From CBN News. The co-founder of a Satanic movement in South Africa is telling his personal story about choosing to leave Satanism after his heart was overwhelmed with the love of Jesus.

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Riaan Swiegelaar, a former reverend at the South African Satanic Church (SASC), stepped down from his position in May. He took to Facebook on July 4 to share his testimony.

“I’m doing this live video because many, more than 100 people, on WhatsApp and almost 200 on Facebook, are sending me messages wanting to know why did I leave the South African Satanic Church as well as why did I turn my back on Satanism,” Swiegelaar said….

Swiegelaar noted that he wanted to address people from a “personal space but with an open heart….”

Holding back tears, Swiegelaar explained that he turned against Satanism after recently experiencing unconditional Christian love.

“I’ve never known unconditional love in my whole life and up to today, there’s only four Christians in my whole life that have shown me what unconditional love is. I want to thank those four people. Words cannot express what you have done for me,” he said.

“To show someone love is everything. It is not a simple thing. You have showed me everything. You have showed me the love of Christ. I have seen it in you,” Swiegelaar added….

In mid-May, Swiegelaar gave his last interview as a member of the SASC on the CapeTalk radio station. Following the interview, a woman working for the station, whose name he would not reveal, came to him and demonstrated God’s love in an unexpected way….

A week later, Swiegelaar was performing a satanic ritual by himself which he said was geared towards gaining more power and influence as a Satanist.

“I did this ritual and I opened myself up and Jesus appeared and I was extremely cocky and I said, ‘if you are Jesus, you need to prove it.’ And He flooded me with the most beautiful love and energy and I recognized it immediately because that woman at the radio station showed it to me. That’s how I recognized the love of Christ.”

Swiegelaar said he didn’t think he was worthy of God’s love because he has been living a gay life. For the past month, he has been having “real conversations with God, and the Kingdom of God is not a gated community, it is open to everybody….”

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(Excerpt from CBN News. Photo Credit: Canva)

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July 10, 2022

Amen to Riaan’ s testimony breaking free from the bond age of darkness into the clear pure light of Jesus’s holy love. Together let us agree in prayer for God and His Holy Spirit to keep & strengthen Him in his new walk with Daddy God as he testifies of God’s love that has now given him eternal life.

Susan CC
July 10, 2022

1 John 5:19-20 We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning; the One who was born of God protects him, and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one. We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one.

Thank You Father for Your victorious revelation of unconditional love. I pray Riaan Swiegelaar’s salvation will be just the beginning of countless others giving their lives to Jesus Christ. I pray in this day, the evil one has no power. I pray tomorrow, the evil one has no power. I pray in each day to come, the evil one has no power. I cover this prayer in Praise. 🎵Praise God from Whom ALL blessings flow. Praise Him ALL creatures here below. Praise HIM above ALL Heavenly hosts. Praise Father, Son and Holy Ghost. Amen

    Susan CC
    July 10, 2022

    Correction, excuse my prior reference…
    1 John 5:18-20 We know that anyone born of God does not keep on sinning; the One who was born of God protects him and the evil one cannot touch him. We know that we are of God, and that the whole world is under the power of the evil one. And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know Him who is true; and we are in Him who is true—in His Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life.


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