My 34th Spiritual Birthday


   On March 16, 2006 there was an article in the news here in Tucson about  Shamrock Dairy. In 1922, ‘Shamrock Farms’ started with 20 cows right in this area where I live. They now have 10,000 cows on a new 240 acre farm in Stanfield. They provide tours on a small train for people to see the newborn calves and the milking process. The dairy was started by an Irishman named W.T. McClelland and his son and grandsons run it.


   On March 17, 1972, St. Patrick’s Day, 34 years ago, I was born again in Christ. “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away, behold, all things are become new” – (2 Cor.5:17). I believed the gospel of the kingdom of God and had my sins forgiven in the blood of God’s Son and became a new man in Christ. Jesus said – “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the spirit is spirit. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again” – (Jn.3:6,7).


   When the Word of God was preached and sown in the ground of my heart, I believed. And the seed was germinated by my faith. “But he that received seed into the good ground is he that heareth the word, and understandeth it; which also beareth fruit, and bringteth forth, some an hundredfold, some sixty, some thirty” – (Mt.13:23). God created man from the ground and when the seed of God’s Word was sown in my piece of ground, my body, the seed produced a new creature, a Holy Spirit man. And I now have eternal life. “Being born again, not of corruptible seed, but of incorruptible, by the word of God, which liveth and abideth forever” – (I Pet.1:23). My new birth is by incorruptible seed. I have eternal life and will one day have an incorruptible body – (I Cor.15). The seed lies dormant with no true faith in the hearer.


   I now had two birthdays. My first fleshly birthday was on September 21, 1940 when the seed of my father entered the egg of my mother and produced my fleshly, corruptible body that will one day die and go back into the ground from where it was made. My new birth in Christ was produced by believing the seed of my heavenly Father’s Word and He birthed me into the family of God. I immediately started talking about my Father in heaven, my new Father – my Abba. I talk about him all the time, many thousands of times in the last 34 years. I’ve preached about Him in churches, outside of churches and on my web site. I am ‘begotten’ of God the Father – “Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures” – (James 1:18). One day I will have my billionth birthday – Praise the Lord Jesus.


   I am now a son of God – “But as many as received him to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God” – (Jn.1:12,13). My birth in the family of God had nothing to do with my earthly father or of the flesh, but had everything to do with my Heavenly Father and the Holy Spirit and His dear Son who died on the cross for me as my personal Savior. My earthly Father was not holy but my Holy Father in heaven created me in His image, a holy creature with sins forgiven.


   I became one of the few that entered in through the narrow gate and way into eternal life and heaven. My Father saved me from the wide gate and the broad way that leads to destruction and hell where many are on. “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is  the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it” – (Mt.7:13,14). Jesus saved me from the “Gates of Hell” – (Mt.16:18) and “The gates of death” – (Ps.9:13) and I will not “be hurt of the second death” – in the lake of fire – (Rev.2:10 and 20:14). I will have the right and privilege to enter through the gates of the Holy City of God, New Jerusalem, which comes down to earth from heaven and built by God – (Rev.21).


   On March 17, 1972, God saved me out of Roman Catholic darkness and placed me in His marvelous light. I no longer follow the Pope who blasphemously calls himself the Holy Father, but I now follow my true heavenly Father in spirit and in truth. I no longer partake of Roman Catholic idolatry and their false religion and false doctrine that saves nobody. I was now a part of God’s true church, the spiritual temple of God not made with hands. “And what agreement hath the temple of God with idols? For ye are the temple of the living God; as God hath said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people. Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing: and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord” – (2 Cor.6:16-18). “And I heard another voice from heaven saying, come out of her, my people, that ye be not partaken of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues” – (Rev.17:5 and 18:4). I came out and separated myself and my family from the Catholic Church. I started going to soulwinning, Bible preaching churches and then became an Independent Baptist preacher.


   On March 17, 1972, the day of the shamrock, I was a newborn babe in Christ and I began to drink the milk of God’s Word – “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye many grow thereby” – (I Pet.2:2). After two years of bible study being taught by the Holy Spirit, I was weaned from the milk and then I went on to more solid food and then the strong meat of God’s Word and “Strong’s Concordance.” “For everyone that useth milk is unskillful in the word of righteousness: for he is a babe. But strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil” – (Heb.5:13,14). The more I used and studied the KJV Bible, the more I grew and the more I knew what was good and evil. True wisdom of God is to discern good and evil like Solomon – (I Kings 3:9). O’ how I love to devour the bible. It is in my mouth sweet as honey. I’m 65 years old now and I still go to school every day. I work as a custodian in a high school but I study God’s Word every day in order to be God’s workman – “Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth” – (2 Tim.2:15). We have far too many babes in Christ that need to stop being lazy and work in the Word and “grow up.” – (Eph.4:13-15).


   On St. Patrick’s Day, the day of the green, the color of life, I received eternal life in Christ. I have a new heart and a new spirit and one day a new body and a new name. The shamrock was supposedly used by St. Patrick to illustrate the trinity of God – the three persons of the Godhead – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. On St. Patrick’s Day 1972, when I received the Lord Jesus Christ as my Savior and was born again, I experienced the three persons of the Godhead – through Christ the Son I have the Father and the Holy Spirit abides within me – three persons in one God. I personally am a part of the trinity.


I the Father am the One

The second One is my Son.

Now I’ve sent the third one too –

The Holy Spirit I’ve poured in you.



 I pray God will use my testimonies, both this one and my ‘Testimony Tract’ to win souls to Christ. I pray God will use it especially to save Roman Catholics out of the bondage and the terrible spiritual darkness they are in. Avail yourself of God’s mercy and grace in His beloved Son. Repent of your sins and by faith believe on Christ in your heart for forgiveness and remission of sins. Confess your sins to Christ, not to a priest. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” – (I Jn.1:9). May you be born again into the family of God through God’s beloved Son. You will know when you’re born again because you will become a new creature. Don’t deceive yourself.


   On St. Patrick’s day, I became a saint of God – Saint Micheal Storti. “Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours” – (I Cor.1:2), when you’re born again and sanctified in Christ and the Holy Spirit abides in you, then immediately you are a holy one of God, a saint. No man, no Pope, can make you a saint, God alone makes you a saint. If you ain’t born again, you ain’t a saint – you’re an aint.


Have you had your spiritual birthday from God?


Preacher Mike Storti

5000 N. LaCholla- Lot 76

Tucson, AZ  85705