Ruben Torres Internation

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Testimony

I wanted to share an excerpt of my testimony, my story that brings God glory.

November 17, 1992 would forever change the course of my Life-literally. It started out like any other day, so I thought. It was a cold, dreary Autumn morning when me and my two best friends were heading out to work at 5:30 that morning. We were going to a job site 65 miles south of San Antonio in a rural community.

Just a few miles from the work site we were involved in a horrific motor vehicle accident. I was unconscious and unresponsive. My friends were badly hurt but conscious. I was air lifted to University hospital in San Antonio, Texas. When the doctors saw me and the shape I was in, they gave me no hope in surviving. My precious Christian mom told the doctors, "You do all you can do and my God will do the rest!" You see doctor, my Jesus is the Great Physician! He is the same yesterday, today and forever. He raised Lazarus from the dead and He will raise my son up as well. He rose from the grave on the third day! My God has never once failed me! He is a God who hears the cries of His people and today you will see the glory of God manifested in my son Ruben.

He will live and not die! He will live and not die! He will live and not die! And when he gets up and walks out of this hospital, he will declare the works of Almighty God! And she walked off knowing God was about to do something big and miraculous!

I had suffered TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury) and I was hemorrhaging badly and my brain was swelling very bad. By this time my brothers and sisters began arriving at the hospital to receive the horrible prognosis. We, my brothers and sisters have always been very close and tight knit. This was very traumatizing to them. Then the prayer chains began, literally from around the world. There is a scripture that says, "I will Live and Not die and I will Declare the works of the Lord!"

I had emergency brain surgery and was in ICU in a coma for a few days until I finally came out of it. When I came out of the coma, I was not able to walk or talk. I needed help going to the bathroom and remembering names and places.

At the age of 25 years old, I had to re-learn everything just like a child. I had to re-learn how to walk, talk, eat all over again. I was put in an intensive rehab program of physical, occupational and speech therapy as well as counseling.

The God WE serve is a God of second chances. It does not matter what you face Today or how bleak the situation seems, God can and will turn it around for you. He is more than able to do it. The same Jesus who walked the shores of Galilee, is the same Jesus that can walk into your hospital room, your jail cell, your bedroom and heal you completely soul and body.

The bible says, "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you future and hope. - Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

Remember- With God ALL things are POSSIBLE!

As Christmas was quickly approaching, I sat in my hospital room all alone and I asked God, "Who is going to love me? I can't walk. I can't talk. I can't do anything on my own. Then bible verses I had learned as a child came to my mind and heart. God Promised me that He would never leave me nor forsake me. He promised me that I can do all things through Christ who Strengthens me!

"If God be for you, who can be against you?" God loved me and I was more than enough. I recalled that God loved me, Ruben Torres. That He had sent His only Son to die for my sins and my healing.

Today I celebrate life twenty five years later. I thank God for giving me a second chance to live and not die.

God put a calling, a gift in my heart to take His message of HOPE, LOVE and INSPIRATION to people ALL over the world. This is why over the last twenty years I travel all over impacting, inspiring, influencing and instilling HOPE and PURPOSE to the masses Worldwide!

And you know what? I am just gaining speed 25 years later!!

God used my obstacles and turned them into opportunities to bring Him honor and glory. He took my stumbling blocks and turned them into stepping stones to go Higher with Him! He took the things I thought were setbacks and turned them into a setup for a much BIGGER and BETTER Future for me!

God took my mess and made it a MESSAGE of Hope and Inspiration. He took my tests I faced and turned them into a TESTIMONY for His honor and glory. And finally, He took my trials and caused me to TRIUMPH! And you know what? He can do the same for you. Call out to Him and He will answer you. If you draw near to Him, He will draw near to you. He loves you and He has a Phenomenal Purpose and Plan for your beautiful life. He does!!

Today, I am more than a Conqueror through Jesus Christ! Life is to be LIVED FullyTODAY!! Don't put off your DREAMS for tomorrow. Tell your loved ones you love them everyday.

My prayer for you is that you live a life of joy, peace, happiness, love and health. I pray that God would grant you all the desires of your heart and ALL your DREAMS come true. I pray that you make Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. - Jeremiah 29:11 NKJV

God has an AWESOME future and hope for you! YES HE Does!

Pursue God with all your heart.

Ruben Torres