“And they overcame him [the devil] by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.”
Your testimony is about what you have experienced – what you have seen and heard. We as Christians are called to a relationship of real communication with the Son of God. God comes to live inside us. Things change. God deals with every person in a different way. The more Christians that come forward and talk about how God has intervened in their life, the more people will begin to realise that God is for real, miracles do happen, and prayer works. This will inspire others to seek God and turn from their sins so that they too can know the peace and satisfaction that comes to a person who truly gives their life over to God.
God’s plan is for people to hear the good news that Jesus Christ paid for their sins, and conquered death for us through rising from the dead. After believing, people should go on to receive the power of the Holy Spirit, and then testify to others what God has done for them.
One of the greatest testimonies was from a power pagan emperor who came to know that the God of Israel was indeed God over all. King Nebuchadnezzar actually said in an announcement that went across the whole known world:
“I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me.” (Daniel 4:2).
Like Nebuchadnezzar, we should seek to glorify God all over the world. Now, with the advent of the internet, it is possible to do this all over the world with very modest resources. I want to encourage YOU today to do your part in spreading the fame of our God by sharing your testimony right here with The Living Word Ministries. Encourage someone to believe today.
If you have really drawn near to God, you will be like Peter, who said, “For we cannot but speak of the things we have seen and heard” (Acts 4:20) even when he was persecuted and threatened on account of his testimony, and the power of the name of Jesus that he was operating in. The most important thing to testify of, though, is not physical miracles, as wonderful as they are, but the way God has redeemed your soul – bought you out of the hand of the devil for himself. The Bibles says in Psalm 107:2, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the enemy“. It’s a wonderful thing when we can honestly testify that we now know God has forgiven our sins. If God has redeemed you, then you should say so – publicly.
And please, never believe your testimony isn’t good enough. Your testimony does not have to be super dramatic or unusual to be effective. Not everyone can relate personally to a sensational testimony. If on the other hand your testimony is weak because you can’t point to a change in your life, could it be that you have not really consecrated your life to God properly? Are you trying to live with one foot in God’s Kingdom, and the other in Satan’s?
Is your heart still in love with this present age, this world system? If so, it would be a great time to decide to live for God and to get serious about it, because none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Perhaps your testimony is weak because you have not given attention to the wonderful truths concerning the Holy Spirit and overcoming Satan that can be found in God’s Word. God wants your testimony to be strong, so you can live unashamed before God and men, and give honor and glory to God. He wants your life to show forth His power – what He can do. And God has done absolutely amazing things for people in all kinds of trouble, who were messed up and without natural hope.
If God has worked powerfully in your life, please share it so others can benefit. It will remind you of how God has worked and it will encourage others to believe in God. It may be the means by which another person comes to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus. So do it.
Scripture of the day: “I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me.” (Daniel 4:2).
Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.
The Living Word Ministries Inc.
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