"A Proclamation of
the Grace of
Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!"
(The David Dobkins Story)
Jesus Did It!
14 years ago, I came to the most desperate point in my life...
In February of 1989, I was on the brink of being sentenced to prison for several years as a result of excessive drug abuse and consistent criminal activity. By the time I was only 20 years old, I had dropped out and been expelled from school multiple times, became addicted to several illegal drugs, was arrested and placed in jail 6 times (the first at age 14), and was heading into certain self-destruction.
Having grown up in a Christian home in Phoenix, AZ with both parents present and a younger sister, I also had close ties to very encouraging relatives and extended family, relationships with many friends and leaders in the Church, plus the knowledge of loving God and His son, Jesus, sent to pay for my sins. There was every opportunity for me to grow in grace and exhibit it toward others in the world.
Yet, I began to make choices that led me away from God and my family...
At first, making seemingly inconsequential decisions to follow the "cool" kids and trying to fit in was very easy. I caught a glimpse of a whole other world. One in which I could experience new and exciting things, go where I wanted and do whatever I thought would impress others and make felt good. Soon however, there came a harsh awakening when fun and games turned into more serious times. I found myself committing various types of crimes, then getting caught and having to pay the consequences.
Not fun any more, I thought for a moment or two. Yet somehow, the now frequent trouble wasn't enough to deter me from selfishly seeking the ultimate high or greatest thrill. So I still managed to keep making the worst decisions any young person who grew up in Church would never dream of even considering doing...
My actions did not only affect me however...
My family was being torn apart. Everyone close to me had to deal with my destructive behavior. My parents were forced to call the police on me more than once and my younger sister saw me change from the brother she looked up to into a lost person, trading my dreams and talents for a horrible existence without any joy or peace in my life.
Fortunately, God had better plans for me! Through a Bible-based program of disciplined rehabilitation called Teen Challenge, He provided the Life Saving Restoration and Encouragement I so desperately needed. After only two weeks into this program, I again stood before a Judge in Phoenix, again facing familiar charges for yet another crime, plus pending prison time for not meeting several requirements of my probation.
Yet, this time I had a new cleaned up look, a representative of Teen Challenge beside me, a Bible in my hand and God was the ultimate presiding Judge in that court room. By what I can only account for as a supernatural miracle, in spite of numerous attempts by the prosecutor to press the charges and remind the Judge I had not completed my terms or probation, she carefully looked over my file and stated to the prosecution "It looks like he has completed his requirements and I am inclined to order him to remain in Teen Challenge and complete that program". Hallelujah! I later told my Probation Office that I had not done what the Judge said I had done and she told me that the Judge had ruled it was done. Again I say..."Hallelujah and Praise His Mighty Name!!!"
In June of 1990, I graduated from Teen Challenge and embarked on the greatest journey anyone can take... getting to know Jesus Christ and helping others know Him too!
The Lord has since blessed me tremendously and see no end to His abundant provision. He has given me a new mind and spirit, refreshed my body with good health and filled my soul to overflowing with peace and joy in the midst of whatever troubles this world presents me with.
I am now married to a wonderful wife, Deanna, and have been entrusted three beautiful children, Elijah, Heaven and Cherish. For over 10 years now, God has faithfully provided for our every need. I have enjoyed meaningful work and am currently working with a Christian organization that helps make a positive impact in the financial side Christian Churches, Ministries, Businesses and Families.
Yet, with God The Father in charge of my life, with The Holy Spirit to guide and direct me and with Jesus, a friend that sticks closer than any brother, by my side... things work out. And, I know for sure, without a doubt that, I will be in Heaven one day with all of them. Praising Him in His Holy Temple... Experiencing an unfathomable relationship with Jesus, face to face... and living in the glory and home He has prepared for those He welcomes into His presence for eternity!
Yes, I fail and fall short... frequently. Like Paul, I often ask God "Why do I do what I shouldn't and why don't I do what I should?" Still, His Amazing Love covers my multitude of sins. In God's Kingdom, I am His child and He loves me like no other can or ever has.
Simple Statement Of Purpose: The Dobkins Family is committed to The Lord and to each other forever. We will serve Him and those He places in our path obediently and with love and passion. Integrity and Excellence are our methods in work and relationships -while Faith, Hope and Love guide us. Of course, we are not perfect, yet The Lord saw fit to make a way for us to be forgiven of our sins against Him through the death and resurrection of His one and only son, Jesus Christ. He has deposited The Holy Spirit within in us to help us live as God would have us live each and every day.
PLEASE HELP SHARE THE BEST NEWS GOD HAS FOR EVERY PERSON!
"And this gospel of the kingdom
died for sinners] shall be preached in all the world for a witness
unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
(Quote from Jesus Himself: Matthew 24:14).
Consider how many children in "all the nations" have never heard YET what Jesus accomplished for THEM at the cross? PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN!
To help us share the Best News every person needs to hear on this planet, randomly click FOR JESUS on just three (3) of the JESUS DID IT! links below. It will take just a few moments of your time. Please - thatís all you are asked to do. God will reward you! (Of course, be highly encouraged to forward one of these video clips to those who may have never heard what Jesus did for them on the cross ... especially young people). Thank you so much!
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JESUS DID IT! - or - JESUS DID IT!
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STAFF NOTE: David shares his faith with others and often speaks to Churches and various types of groups about his experiences of how God changed his life. Please feel free to email him any time at email@example.com if you have a need to talk or if you simply want to pray and encourage each other. Thank you and God bless you!
You may also visit their website at www.salvationstories.org
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Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance from God that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. Either Jesus Christ died for your sins, or He didn't (He did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to have your sins forgiven and get in right-standing with God? We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.
To get to know God; to be at peace with God; to have your sins forgiven; to make certain heaven will be your home for eternity; to make certain that you are in right-standing with God right now ... please click here to help understand the importance of being reconciled to God. What you do about being reconciled to God will determine where you will spend eternity, precious one. Your decision to be reconciled to God is the most important decision you'll ever make in this life.
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