ARThe City of GodHenry Gyebi's father fasted forty days in his search for the true church. During his prayer, God revealed to him a city of gold shining on a mountaintop. Read how his vision was realized.Testimonial of how a church brother's father found the true church after fasting 40 days and how he was able to help others find the truth as well. Also an account of how the brother's own faith progressed after many miraculous signs and wonders.
My Father's Faith
In the name of Jesus
Christ I testify to the glory of God. I was born on January 20, 1975 in
Kpando Dzoanti, one of the cities in Ghana where there is a True Jesus
Church. My late beloved father, S.O. Larbi, was formerly a Presbyterian
catechist, and he became a member of the True Jesus Church in 1988. Before
that time, my father fasted and prayed for forty days and nights, asking
God to show him the true church. In one of these prayers, God revealed the
true church to him: he saw a big city made of sparkling gold, and it was
situated at the top of a tall mountain. It came from the East, drawing
closer and closer to him in the way the sun would rise. At the entrance of
the city was a large gate guarded by angels, and at the top of the gate
was written "True Jesus Church." Behind him, a voice said:
"This is the true church that can save mankind."
Later, a member of
the True Jesus Church invited my father to one of the church's evangelical
services. After the service, my father asked what the name of the church
was, and the member answered, "True Jesus Church."
What was most
surprising to him was that the preachers used the Bible to answer every
question he asked. After my father went home, he didn't sleep the whole
night because he was comparing the teachings of the Bible to the answers
that the preacher had given to his questions. He saw that every answer was
from the Bible. At that moment, he began to recollect his vision when he
had fasted for forty days.
One Sunday soon
after, he went to his Presbyterian church as usual. He stood at the front
with some publications of the True Jesus Church, and he told the whole
congregation that he had found the true church. He said that he was
leaving the Presbyterian church, and that whoever wanted to be saved
should also go to the True Jesus Church. At that time I was the drummer in
the Presbyterian church, and he said to me in front the congregation,
"Starting today, you are no longer going to the Presbyterian church
to play their drums. If you want to be saved, you should follow me to the
true church." I was very young then, and I obeyed my father's
instructions and followed him.
He then offered
himself to the ministry, and in 1990 he went home to his father in Abiriw
and preached the true gospel of salvation to him. When he reached home,
his younger brother was seriously sick and at the point of death. Two
pastors from the True Jesus Church came to fast and pray for him, and
today, his younger brother is recovered and stronger in the faith than
My Own Faith
miraculous signs and wonders, God has really proved to me that I can be
saved only in the True Jesus Church. I saw with my own eyes how brothers
and sisters had been dead for many hours, but after prayer, they came back
to life. God has chosen the True Jesus Church as His dwelling place and
where He has put his name, to save anyone who comes to believe in Him.
One day, I heard a
sermon on the final resurrection. I doubted that it was possible for
someone who had died and rotted and turned to dust to come back to life
after so many years. So in our last prayer that night, I prayed to God to
help me understand if this message was really true.
That night, I
dreamed that we were all standing together in the church praying. Suddenly
a very heavy storm began to blow, and all the louvers came off the
windows, but no one was injured. At the same time, there was a very
intense earthquake, and every living thing, including all of us, fell dead
on the ground for several hours.
I was the first
person to rise up and I saw everybody else on the floor dead. Then a voice
behind me said, "Go and get a Bible from one of the benches." As
I moved and walked, I felt very light, like paper. Eventually everyone in
the dream resurrected, including my aunt, who is a member of the True
Jesus Church in Abiriw. She woke up and reached out for a Bible and handed
it to me. I turned to the book of Psalms, and the dream was over.
That night I
couldn't go back to sleep, and the next morning I told the preacher
everything. This dream helped to strengthen my faith in the truth of the
final resurrection. It also proved to me that God is in the True Jesus
Church, and He is always present to speak to us.
In the True Jesus
Church, we are one family in Christ Jesus. I would like to say a big thank
you to all the brothers and sisters in the Ghana church and abroad for
their loving care. Through their love and by God's grace, I had the
opportunity to go to school. I pray that God will give them the ability to
help others as well. The future of every home, family, and nation depends
on the youth. The church needs to train its youth to become future leaders
as well, just as Moses trained Joshua to succeed him.
We hope that the
True Jesus Church will continue to provide the materials and support to
build up the faith of the young children, so that the church may have a
good future. May God richly bless everyone in abundance and every work of
the church. Amen.