Word for Today: Tell us your Testimony.
Ministry Of the Word (MOW): True Spirituality ( TS)
“For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy”(Rev 19:10).
Dearly Beloved, a genuine ENCOUNTER with the Living God in Christ should produce a testimony.
When the enemies have held someone captive, and the person thinks there is no way of escape, and suddenly, the person makes contact with the SOURCE of life, and He sets the person completely free, it is like a dream. This is why the Psalmist revealed:
“When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion,we were like them that dream…” (Psalm 126:1-3).
If God in Christ has done something marvelous for you, please go out and tell others. Go out and testify, so that He will do more for you. Do not be ashamed of testifying. Do not be ashamed of the gospel. Like the man born blind from birth went out to testify. While they were debating whether Jesus was a sinner or not, the man born blind from birth whose eyes were opened by the Lord testified:
“Whether he be a sinner or no, I know not: one thing I know, that, whereas I was blind, now I see”(John 9:25). Hallelujah!
The testimony of the Samaritan woman at the well, did not just convert a few people ,but entire community. She testified:
“Come, see a man, which told me all things that ever I did: is not this the Christ?
(John 4:29). The Bible says: “And many of the Samaritans of that city believed on him for the saying of the woman, which testified, He told me all that ever I did”(John 4:39).
When Peter had an encounter with Jesus, he realized he was a sinner and did not deserve such unimaginable breakthrough : “When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus’ knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord’ (Luke 5:8).
The lame man healed by the Lord through Peter, at Temple gate, called Beautiful testified by: walking, and leaping, and praising God(Acts 3:8).
Saul, (now St Paul), following that epoch-making encounter with the Jesus, surrendered all, trembling and astonished, said: “Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?” (Acts 9:6).
When God decided to deal with an initially proud idol worshiping king, he surrendered and quickly acknowledged the living God. I love his testimony:
“And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation” (Daniel 4:34-35).
Following the miraculous crossing of the red sea, Moses was moved to compose a new song:
“Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders? (Exodus 15:11)
Following Hannah’s divine victory of barrenness , she was moved to compose a new song:
“There is none holy as the Lord:for there is none beside thee:neither is there any rock like our God” (1Samuel 2:2)
The entire Bible is full of testimonies,
So what is your testimony? What is your song? What can you tell others about the new life or change Jesus Christ has brought to your life? Brethren, has Jesus done something for you? Has He healed you of that illness or afflictions which doctors could not like the woman with the issue of blood(Matt 9:20-22); Has he blessed you with wealth; has He blessed you with wisdom, then please, go out and testify, and He will do more for you. For the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy (Rev 19:10)
“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.” ( Phil 4:23).
Stay CONNECTED to Jesus, the Word; He was with God in the beginning; He is the Way, the Truth and Life.
Connect, Change & Live (CCL).
Bro Ben Bassey, yours in the Vineyard of Christ, MOW family.
There is someone reading this message , very soon you will something to tell others about the goodness of the Word of God in Jesus Mighty name. Amen!
Thank you Jesus. Blood of Jesus.