This is a testimony given to me by Michael Stephens Monday, February 15, 2016. Michael operates Cajun Valve in Monroe Louisiana; they repair valves in an industrial setting. Michael has had a guy named Ethan Hunter that came to work for him about nine months ago. And over the past nine months Michael has shared the gospel with him in different ways and various times as they go through the workday, also sharing Scriptures with him. Ethan started a conversation several months ago by asking Michael if he was a Christian; and Michael assured him that he was. Ethan said, I thought that you were because you're a different type man. Over the past nine months he's asked me questions about the Bible and the Christian walk.
Two weeks ago, in the evening he got a text from Ethan saying, "I am tired of living, like I am, I need Jesus. Immediately Michael called him and asked, "What is going on?" He said, "I don't know, I was driving along down the road after work and something came over me and I had to pull over on the side. Michael told him that it was the Holy Spirit working on him, the Holy Spirit is opening your eyes and removing the blinders and he is bringing conviction over you. You are a sinful man; we are all sinful. We are born into sin; we need to see and recognize that we sinners and we need Jesus. The Holy Spirit is bringing conviction over you. His reply was, "I don't know what to do." Michael's reply was let's prayer together and they did. "You go home tonight and seek the face of God, praying, God continue to open my eyes, continue to show me light, continue to show be true. Pray and tell him that you want to be saved and you want to be his child, you pray that all night seeking God. Michael shared Scriptures with him that God has made a way for us to come to him through Jesus Christ. We can go boldly before his throne and seek him. Michael shared with him that Satan comes to kill, steal and destroy. Ethan was frightened and didn't know what was happening; there's a war going on in his soul, God's calling you and he wants you. Satan does not want you to seek God; when you come in tomorrow we will set down and talk some more.
The next morning, he came in and they set down in the office and Michael shared with Scriptures with him about salvation and what Jesus Christ has done for us. He talked to him about the importance of the blood of Jesus Christ and that we must be covered with that blood. He asked him, do you want to be a man of God and give your life to Jesus Christ; he said yes. They prayed together asking the Lord to save him, to open his eyes and continue to show him truth, to grow him.
Michael had to leave the office and Ethan went to work; a few minutes later Michael received a text saying I share the gospel for the first time and it felt good. Mike knew that he had been talking to Stephen, but Stephen opposed the things that he was saying. He said I don't know whether I was doing it right or not. Michael assured him that he needed to keep up the good work that he would be in battle for the souls of men. The Bible said when you share the gospel you will be persecuted. He told Ethan that he was a young Christian, a baby and Satan comes seeking those that he can devour and that is a new baby Christians, newborns, this is what he wants to devour. This battle takes place in our mind. Michael said in the future we will set down together and I will teach you how to be a warrior for Christ and be a strong man of God and how to fight the enemy. They meet together every Friday morning early. Ethan is in his 20's, new wife and baby.