24 Years Of Faithfulness

Photo by Ryan, Daniels Park, Douglas County, Colorado

October is a very special month to me. 24 years ago, in October of 1996, Jesus saved my soul! I don’t remember the exact date, but I know it was a Friday and I’m pretty sure it was the second Friday that October. It was my freshman year in college and I had just left a terrifying supernatural ordeal that lasted the entire 4 years I was in high school. The Lord found me broken, hurting, confused, and angry, and He lifted me up and filled me with His healing and love! He gave me a new life, filled me with the Holy Spirit, and set me on a new path that has continued to this day! Thank You, Jesus!

When I say 24 years of faithfulness, I am not talking about myself. For the last 24 years of my life I have followed Jesus, but I have not always been faithful to Him. I have made many mistakes and fallen many times, but through it all the Lord has been absolutely 100% faithful to me! When the Lord saved me, I was a broken 18 year old teenager who used alcohol and partying to numb the pain from living in a nightmare. I hated God and Christians, and I never thought I would ever accept Jesus. I am so thankful that He had mercy on me!

Where I have sinned or faltered in my walk with Him, Jesus has never left me. He has disciplined me, pruned me, even punished me in His great love, but He has never left me and He never will. He has always been faithful to forgive and restore me. The number one thing I want all people to know about my relationship with Jesus is that He has been so very faithful to me! When He said, “no one can snatch them out of my hand,” He meant it! We can take Jesus at His word and trust Him with all our hearts!

“My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”

-Jesus speaking in John 10:27-30

Many of you already know my testimony and you know about my book “One Man’s Very Strange Supernatural Life.” For any new folks here on my blog, my testimony is filled with supernatural experiences and miracles that will challenge what you perceive to be reality, and hopefully, show you just how much God loves you. The Lord gave me the gift of evangelism 24 years ago and He has been using me to share my testimony and preach the Gospel ever since. With all my heart I want you to know that God loves you, Jesus is alive and He loves you, and everything the Bible says is true!

When I was in 8th grade, back in 1991, my Dad got a new job in Illinois. Unfortunately, we ended up moving into a house that was possessed. For 4 years when I was in high school, our family lived with an evil spirit (a demon) that tormented us. It did many terrifying things, including turning lights on and off, knocking pictures off the wall, kicking our dog, making a breathing noise in my ear, showing itself to my sister one night, lighting a candle, and many other things that just about ruined our lives. We were not Christians back then, so we did not know what to do. We told a few people what was happening, but we mostly just stayed quiet about it and tried to live our lives like normal. It was terrifying and insane.

After Jesus saved me in October of 1996, I went home that Christmas break and the very first thing I did upon walking through the front door was run all through the house going room to room rebuking the demon out in the Name of Jesus! We never had any more trouble after that, and my Dad, Mom, and sister all ended up getting saved! Facing real evil will send you running into the arms of Jesus!

2 years later in the summer of 1998, my very strange supernatural life continued as I had two encounters with God’s angels that strengthened my faith and gave me an even deeper understanding that nothing is impossible for God. The first time, an angel rescued me by carrying me away from a man who was chasing me with a butcher knife on the streets of Denver. The second time, an angel appeared to me in my friend’s house and gave me a message that God had something for me to do. We ended up saving a woman from a dangerous situation that night. Heaven and hell are very real, both angels and demons really do exist, and we all desperately need Jesus to save us!

In 2012, my life took another strange turn as I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease on January 6th that year. Then on April 28th, 2012, the Lord did the most powerful miracle of my life when He saved me by the power of the Holy Spirit after I stopped breathing due to anaphylactic shock. I am alive today because Jesus lives! Jesus saved my life by angelic protection and He protected me and put me back in my body after I died in 2012! Jesus is the resurrection and the life and Jesus is Lord!!!

“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?”

-John 11:25-26

Please read my posts “Remember that time when…” and “My Lazarus Moment” to learn the details of those amazing experiences!

Through it all, the Lord has been so faithful to me! Even through all the pain and suffering with Celiac Disease, Jesus is always with me and He always strengthens me, comforts me, and gives me peace. For the last 8 years and 10 months of my life, I have fought this disease by the power of the Holy Spirit. All the supernatural events and miracles have given me great encouragement during my time of suffering. I know without any doubt that Jesus Christ is real and He is alive, and I will testify of His great love for His glory until my very last breath!

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

-Romans 8:38-39

It is almost Halloween, the celebration I most despise. I warn you as I have before, do not mess around with evil. Do not watch the scary movies, do not take it lightly, and do not allow evil into your home. It is not funny and it is not a game! There is nothing fun or funny about the evil one, his demons, or hell. Flee from all of that sin and death, and honor the Lord!

It has been very difficult for me to write consistently lately. Those of you who have been reading my blog for the last 2 years, know that I use to write just about every day, but sometimes I need to rest when I’m fighting bad episodes with Celiac. It has been difficult since moving here to Florida back in July, and the last 2 weeks have been very painful. My small intestine is damaged, so I have issues with the digestive process. I’ve been dealing with the hot nausea that knocks me to my knees, intestinal pain, and loss of appetite again. It’s almost impossible to write when I’m that sick and I just can’t get out of the bathroom. It is also very lonely and difficult to bear at times, but the Lord is always faithful to lift me up. Thank you for your prayers!

The Lord has been refining me in the furnace of affliction, and I submit to Him and His will. With all the Lord has done for me and my family, I know full well that He can do anything at anytime, and that includes healing me. I know with all my heart that He will finish the work He started in me because He is faithful and He has proven that to me time and time again the last 24 years!

If you don’t know Jesus, please come to Him before it’s too late! The signs of the end times are all around us, and although we don’t know how much time we have left, we do know Jesus is coming soon. Jesus loves you, Jesus died for you, and Jesus will forgive you and save your soul!

“That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.”

-Romans 10:9

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

-Jesus speaking in John 3:16

If you know Jesus, but you have fallen into sin, please repent and turn back to the Lord! It is never too late! Jesus still loves you, He has redeemed you, and He still accepts you as His own! Don’t listen to the devil’s lies! Jesus is faithful and nothing can snatch you out of His hand. Read Hebrews 12, submit to His loving discipline, and return to Him. He loves you forever!

My name is Ryan Callahan and this is my testimony before God and man. Every word is true and I pray the Lord uses it all to lead many souls to salvation! May God’s will be done in all things! Jesus is alive, Jesus loves you, and Jesus will always be faithful to you!

Grace and peace to you all!

“Praise the LORD, all you nations;

extol him, all you peoples.

For great is his love toward us,

and the faithfulness of the LORD

endures forever.

Praise the LORD.”

-Psalm 117:1-2

Author: Ryan Callahan

Hello, and welcome to my site! I am an independent Christian author (One Man's Very Strange Supernatural Life), blogger, and evangelist for Jesus. My main goal with this blog is to help people come to know Jesus, help people understand the Bible, and to minister to a lost and hurting world. This site is about hope, new beginnings, grace, mercy, forgiveness, and love! I'm glad you are here, God bless you! Copyright © 2020 Ryan Callahan. All rights reserved.

58 thoughts on “24 Years Of Faithfulness”

  1. Happy real birthday, What a great testimony. God is with you and for you, and He has kept you till this far. We thank God for you, and you are a blessing to many, and Christ will continue to heal you till you are completely free. God loves you.

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  2. Thank you for sharing your testimony. I am praying for you and your family. Hallelujah! That Jesus has already overcome the world and that our light afflictions are not worth to be compared with the joy that awaits us in our Lord Jesus Christ. May God keep you in all His strength, peace, abundant graces and love.

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  3. Ryan, I am soooo happy to see that you wrote today! Your gift of evangelism is such a blessing to us and to you! That you continue to share your powerful testimony and share with other’s your love for Jesus and how he is always there for you in good times and trying times is inspiring to those of us who already walk with the Lord, and most of all your loyal preaching is saving souls as you answer God’s call to spread His word. I’m sure God is looking down at you with pleasing eyes. As you said, God is faithful even when we are not. Praise God. Jesus promised us, “I am with you always” (Matthew 28:20). May we all pray to ask God to help us be aware of His constant presence and turn our hearts and mind toward Him. So happy you wrote today, Ryan. Love you, Mom

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    1. Thanks, brother! Always good to hear from you! P.S. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom is on tonight. I’ve been watching all the Jurassic Park movies the last couple weeks while I’ve been away. Always fun to watch.

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      1. I might have mentioned this before, but I have a friend who worked on one of the Terminator movies. It was his house where I saw and talked with the angel. He and one other friend were there that night.

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      2. Doctor Who is a British sci-fi TV series about a time-traveling humanoid alien called The Doctor. He travels through time and space in a blue police box that is much bigger on the inside than the outside, with a human (typically female) companion.
        The show’s been running since November 1963, and is one of the longest-running shows in the world.

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  4. Awesome photo of the range at Daniel’s Park by the way. I will never forget our time there that day and how we were able to figure out that is the place where we went when you guys were kids!

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  5. Loved reading your testimonies,I thank the Lord for being at your side to help you out whenever you called upon him.Sir,the life of an Evangelist is really very tough.In such a life the Lord continues to bestow his graces and the devil continues to make things worst but a follower of Christ always finds ways and means to defeat the Evil one for the glory of God as you have always done.It is affliction that forces us to meet the Lord just the way Mosses met the Lord in the burning bushes on the hill top.You are a friend of the Lord so it is obvious that he would love to make use of you for his glory so that many others would learn to believe and love the Lord in times of trials and tribulations.Thanks a lot for sharing.Take care.🌹👍🙏

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  6. Ryan thanks for being bold with the Gospel. God’s been faithful to me too. . . He shows mercy to a thousand generations! Just wondering, since you have to eat gluten free, have you tried keto? I have a wheat allergy and seem to feel best on keto diet, though I’m not on it right now. Sugar is not our friend either; especially refined. Health to you!

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    1. Thank you, Joan! I don’t do keto, but I also can’t have dairy, soy, eggs, or oats, and everything I eat is Non-GMO, organic, and GF. I don’t eat many sugary things. I have to be careful with things like the cake my wife makes because of my blood sugar issues. I can still eat a small piece, but that’s it. I eat very plain to avoid pain. Prayers for your health too! God bless!

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    1. Amen, we are excited! I’ve been fighting the good fight hard on Twitter. All weekend was like one giant Trump rally all across America! It is so awesome to see the great Patriots in our country coming together and fighting back against the globalist traitors! Trump is a true American Patriot and the best President we have ever had!
      TRUMP2020LANDSLIDE! God bless!

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  7. Powerful post Ryan as always. Daily I thank Him for His faithfulness and I trust in His faithfulness. I also asked Him years ago to protect me and my family from evil. I asked for His angel army to surround myself and family members at all times and in all places that we are….whether it be at home, work, travel , etc. Evil is very real and unfortunately so many people are sucked into it.

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