This story is a very powerful testimony of Antoine Bou Ezz, a Lebanese Transgender who met Jesus and got transformed back to his real self. You can see on his Facebook posts on how on fire he is for God. He even posted a video along with his fellow brother and sisters in Christ worshiping Jesus.
Antoine Bou Ezz was once a transgender who lived his life in the deepest pit and in evil. He grew up being bullied and discriminated as a gay. He was lonely and aching deep inside all his life and wasn’t able to live a normal life like other kids. Antoine searched for his identity in many things yet he couldn’t find it. He had everything he wanted—underwent cosmetic surgeries, let his hair grew long, reached his dreams in fame, money and became obsessed with perfection yet he was still empty. He could feel the emptiness in his heart no matter what achievements or gains he had living with life’s pleasures especially when he became successful in the world of fashion. He lived in pleasures, fame and sought satisfaction in the world. He thought he would be happy but it only became worse as every day he feels like he was living a tormenting life.
Antoine searched for love that he lacked in the midst of everything that has happened in his life but it only left him broken every time. He knew he wasn’t happy and he knew he was wrong all along.
Until one day, she had a friend who shared to her about the Good News and told him about Jesus Christ who could take away all his sorrows and who alone could erase all his sins.
Antoine was touched by God and he understood that all along those years he was living a life fighting along with Satan and against the will of God. He said after all it was in God’s unchanging word “Male and female He created them, and he blessed them and named them Man when they were created” (Genesis 5:2). Then he felt that hunger in him to know more about God through the Holy Bible and he found the truth:
“Jesus answered him, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3).
Antoine knew he had to be born again. Being born again meant that he would allow God to renew his heart and recreate him “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come” (2 Corinthians 5:17) through asking God’s forgiveness in all his sins and transgressions and changing him into the Man God created him to be.
Ever since that day, his world turned around. God granted him back his masculinity. He found true peace in his mind and soul and a pure joy in the LORD. His days were now filled with rest.
God pulled Antoine out of the pit of destruction the moment he humbled himself before God. Antoine never thought that there was such peace and joy and satisfaction that only God could give. The world and its pleasures never satisfied him no matter how successful he looked like in the world. It clearly implies that only God alone can satisfy all the emptiness and longing in our hearts, all the questions no one could answer and all the love that we’re all searching for.
“For from him and through him and for him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen” (Romans 11:36)
“I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end”(Revelation 22:13).
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