Premier On Demand | – From New York mobster to Christian evangelist – Amazing testimony

Former mobster Michael Franzese tells Justin Brierley how he turned from a life of mafia crime to a new life in Christ after finding God in prison.

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  1. Such bullshit… U went from street thug sell out to sick Nazi cult Christian. My father is Warren Earl Oster… The west coast butcher so buddy you ain't fooling me… Stealing my mother, covering up my husband's murder, stealing my DNA, illegal case studies, illegal documentary, publicly!!! New low for worthless scabs .. how's ur bullshit again? You went street mob to cult mob you went from kinda evil with power to do good for victims of your evil all the long way to cult mob rapin babies & laundering money for ISIS… Sicko

  2. This guy helped me to find the Lord. I was nothing like him in the fact I was in the mob. But in Gods eyes I was worse at least Mike admits he was doing inappropriate things. I thought I was a good man. Family great job management at a big gold mine. Nice house beautiful successful wife. 3-5 vacations a year living in Alaska. Every weekend going snowmachining in Gods country summer it was 4 wheelers. In Gods eyes I was a drunken loud belligerent womanizing, idolizing, jealous, prideful, list could go on and on. The day my mother died I was building another Gold mine in Nome Ak. My son called me I was left half empty. Several years my Dad died. Leaving me totally empty. For 5 long years I struggled then one night God opened my eyes showed me where I will end up if my ways weren’t changed. After reading the Bible I learned I could have all my sins forgiven just for believing in Christ and it is Free. What an awesome God we have. I said that prayer and meant it with all my heart then the Holy Spirit entered my life Body mind heck I dont know where but I know hes there. I had a calming overcome me and as time progresses I see him more and more Grateful I AM. Thank you Jesus. The Bible says that all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, The wages of sin is death, But the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. God demonstrates his love for us. That while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. If you confess with your mouth Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead you too will be saved. Whoever calls on the name Lord Jesus shall be saved. The Prayer goes like this: Dear lord JESUS IKNOW I AM A SINNER. I ASK YOU TO FORGIVE ME OF MY SINS COME INTO MY HEART AND LIFE AND BE THE LORD OF MY LIFE IN JESUS NAME AMEN. It seems simple enough but like Mike admits it took 2 years of being alone to finally ask him to help him. The Problem: We are prideful and fight him due to our silly pride. When we realize our situation it then becomes obvious to us the problem allowing that silly pride to be managed and becoming a TEAM player in Christs name. God Bless all who read this may the Holy Spirit touch you as he has US.

  3. Change is temporary transformation is eternal GOT me so good cause I walk a crooked road but I know that I've been changed I don't hurt anyone but myself in these ways I'm just relating to his quote…I've done jail and I've done 22hr lockups for months and I wish I had of focused on the bible instead I focused in the bigme… God forgive me!!

  4. Jesus Christ is Lord and he loves you all soo much! The Lord is coming soon! Tomorrow is not promised! There IS A point where it's too late! Get saved before it's too late! He came to free you from addictions, torment from demons, the fear of death, the bondage of sin, ON YOUR VERY LIFE, FOR YOUR VERY LIFE AND SOUL! HE DIED ON THE CROSS AND ROSE FOR US! HE CAN FREE YOU! God hates the sin, yet he loves the sinner, You! Don't let this choice of dismissing him end up being the eternal choice of YOUR FUTURE, YOUR STORY, YOUR ETERNITY, OUR Lord loves you! Get under his covering before the storm hits! So that when he returns you will see your Lord, Saviour, and Friend! Instead of seeing a foe like satan and his hordes of demons will! For their time at that moment will be up! They are already condemned, do not be among them and their followers!
    John 3:16‭-‬18 KJV
    For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.   For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.

    Romans 10:9‭-‬11 KJV
    That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.  For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

    John 14:6 KJV
    Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

    Ephesians 2:8‭-‬9 KJV
    For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

    Romans 10:17 KJV
    So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

    1 Peter 3:21 NLT
    And that water is a picture of baptism, which now saves you, not by removing dirt from your body, but as a response to God from a clean conscience. It is effective because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

    Mark 1:15 KJV
    And saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel.

    Romans 3:23 KJV
    For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

    Mark 16:15‭-‬20 KJV
    And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.   He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.   And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;   They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.  So then after the Lord had spoken unto them, he was received up into heaven, and sat on the right hand of God. And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. Amen.

    Romans 3:29 KJV
    Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, of the Gentiles also:

    2 Peter 3:8‭-‬9 KJV
    But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. 

    Matthew 24:1‭-‬39 KJV

    And Jesus went out, and departed from the temple: and his disciples came to him for to shew him the buildings of the temple.  And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things? verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone upon another, that shall not be thrown down.  And as he sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?  And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.   For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many.   And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.   For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.   All these are the beginning of sorrows.   Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.   And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another.   And many false prophets shall rise, and shall deceive many.   And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.   But he that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved.   And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come.   When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)   Then let them which be in Judaea flee into the mountains:   Let him which is on the housetop not come down to take any thing out of his house:   Neither let him which is in the field return back to take his clothes.   And woe unto them that are with child, and to them that give suck in those days!   But pray ye that your flight be not in the winter, neither on the sabbath day:   For then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world to this time, no, nor ever shall be.   And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.   Then if any man shall say unto you, Lo, here is Christ, or there; believe it not.   For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.   Behold, I have told you before.   Wherefore if they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not.   For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.   For wheresoever the carcase is, there will the eagles be gathered together.   Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken:   And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.   And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.   Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:   So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.   Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled.   Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.   But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.   But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.   For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered into the ark,   And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

    Matthew 6:9‭-‬15 KJV

    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.   Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread.   And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.   For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

    (How to receive the gift of The Holy Spirit)

    Acts 2:38 KJV
    Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    Feel free to copy this message and send it to others, Jesus Christ is coming soon! To him be all The Honor, The Glory, and The Praise unto The King of Kings and The Lord of Lords! God Bless you!

  5. Over 5 years ago I had an eternal life change event happen to Me. It was around 11pm one night and I had just started to doze off in bed. I was renting a bedroom from a young couple in Yukon Oklahoma. I had started over again after my 3rd divorce. As I had just about fallen asleep I heard my name called . The voice that spoke was so powerful that I froze for a minute. I finally got my courage to turn around and look. There was nothing that I could see but the following days/weeks it all became clear that it was My Lord God. It was Christ Jesus . The Way The Truth The Life. The weeks and months to come, I started seeing things in a whole new way. Things started to make sense all around me. I felt I had woken Up on an alien planet. Holy Bible–
    "They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
    John 17:16 KJV
    I started to understand The Bible in a much deeper way by way of Christ Jesus, His Word and another Holy Spirit filled brother in Christ Jesus. I came to understand that it was Us who fell, what we did to fall and that Christ Jesus came to save us. Christ Jesus is The Lord God come in the flesh and perfect. He is more Precious than our human minds can even comprehend. I'm saved by Christ Jesus. He called my name. I pray all come to know The Truth Christ Jesus. The brother that I mentioned earlier is Jonathan Kleck. He's on YouTube and a great video to watch is "You are Exiles". Lord God has given him an amazing gift of sight. His channel is "This is it be 4 the fire". In closing I want to leave a Scripture. Love you all and pray all are blessed with The Truth which is Christ Jesus

    "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved."
    Romans 10:9 KJV

  6. If you think you have to do something for salvation, then you have two saviours. Jesus Christ is one saviour, and the other one is you yourself. The Bible does NOT teach that. The Bible says there is only one saviour, Jesus Christ. Then who are you to compare yourself to Jesus, and to think that you can do something better than Jesus Christ for salvation? He died on the cross for our sins and shed His holy, sinless blood to pay the fine for our sins. Past, Present, Future. HE paid for it all. If you think you have to ask Jesus to forgive you, you don't understand the Gospel. You are either forgiven or you are not. The Gospel is found in 1 corinthians 15:1-4. It's not what we do; it's is what Christ did on the cross. He died in your place for your sins on the Cross of Calvary, paying for your sins so that you don't have to pay for them in hell. He died once for all the sins of the whole world. The way to heaven is only through him. Ephesians 2:8-9 "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." You can NOT earn your salvation. Salvation is not of works; it's by grace. It is a FREE GIFT from God. Romans 5:15, "But not as the offence, so also is the free gift. For if through the offence of one many be dead, much more the grace of God, and the gift by grace, which is by one man, Jesus Christ, hath abounded unto many." How can you earn a free gift? You can not EARN a FREE GIFT! Salvation is through faith alone. Jesus loved you enough; he took your punishment on the cross. He saved you on the cross even before you were born. Believe in him. Trust in the Gospel, his shed blood. Not in yourself, not in your works, not in your idols. Trust his blood sacrifice alone for your salvation, and you will be on your way to heaven.

  7. My mother died at 28 when I was 7. My dad became a alcoholic and blamed me for my mother's death. I won't get into the way he blamed me but it was damaging to this day. He used to beat me. Tell me I was nothing but a loser and my mom would still be here if I would have woken up. He died of liver failure on my birthday when I was 16 but by them I was on my third try living with family. I was a handful, hateful, and miserable. I have droopy eyes and I was bullied viciously and it was worse because I was always changing schools every year with no friends. I decided to kill myself but I didn't have the courage. I used to think of the hell my grandmother told me about and just barely had enough faith in her to not kill myself. That didn't stop me from becoming a alcoholic and pill addict. One day I was walking into my aunt's house high and I seen a unopened bible. It said to autumn who was my sister that lived in Florida. I opened it and read it. I felt something that night. I can't say I haven't messed up since then and battled with doubt. I would love to say that the story has a happy ending. My story isnt finished yet but what I can say is that, im now a father to a beautiful 8 year old girl, she doesn't know what drunk or high is, I'm drug and alcohol free , I read the bible daily, i am a owner of a semi successful business, and I feel that I want to become a preacher of some sort. Who better to help the broken than the broken, the drug addicts than a addict, people who think they are ugly, who better than the chief of all ugly. I think God can use me in my weaknesses to become my strength. I promise to anyone that if I can overcome all these things, so can you.