Surviving years of being in and out of the prison system, from coping with trials and tribulations of the street life, to battling internal spiritual warfare within, James has a voice that this generation needs to hear. Born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC James has overcome obstacles in his life that has transformed into a testimony that will impact and change the lives of all who listens.
James now lives in Los Angeles CA where he uses is testimony to uplift those he comes in touch with. This is his first book.
I honor God for giving me this word for his people. While being incarcerated I experienced God like never before. All that I have been through in my life God told me to write it down because my life is a testimony to the next person. We as people of God need to be able to detect the many different disguises of the enemy. In this book I am going to expose the enemy. I'm going to bring to the light the many different disguises and faces that the enemy has set for the people of God to lose their focus. Satan is present and evident and present in the world today and unless we recognize his disguises we will be unable to defeat him. I pray that this word convict the hearts of the readers
It is July 23, 2007; once again I am in confinement. If you would like to put it into layman's terms, “I'm locked up” again or incarcerated. Stuck here behind the walls of the Forsyth County Detention Center. How could I be so ignorant?
I thought I was delivered, I assumed that I was set free, but not yet realizing I had a long, long, way to go. Once again the enemy disguised himself up and tricked me, and it landed me back in the predicament I thought I was out of.
I keep asking “: Why me Lord?” “Why must I go through this?” “Why I can't have the normal life of a 22 year old?” The enemy keeps tricking me and I keep falling, falling, falling. When am I going to be able to recognize the enemy when he comes? When I'm going to be able to get up and stay up?
The first time I got out of prison on an early release January 3, 2006. At first I was doing well. I was reading God's word, attending church service, and spending quality time with the Lord. To be honest, I got bored. I'm young, so I felt like I shouldn't be cramped up in the house all the time. I assumed I was strong enough to live a holy life and still intercede with the world. I was totally wrong.
The bible explains this as “straddling the fence.” I was neither hot nor cold, I was lukewarm. The bible continues to explain how if you are a lukewarm person that the Lord will spew, or spit you out of his mouth; you can only serve one master God or Satan. As I continued being lukewarm I got back in the predicament I was in before I went to prison, this time things got worse.