He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John, who testifies to everything He saw—that is the Word of God and the testimony of Jesus Christ. Blessed is the one who reads the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time in near. (Rev. 1:2, 3)
Testimony - Declare Your Personal Experience
This scripture highlights the importance of the second attribute of ‘testimony’; the need to declare or make known a Truth that was personally experienced or seen. John is testifying by writing down what He has seen. Because John was obedient to document His personal experience in the Spirit, we are blessed as we hear it and allow it to transform our hearts and minds. Without these words written about 90 AD for our consumption in 2013 we would not know of John’s revelation. We would not know of the letters to the seven churches. We would not know of the depth and breadth of detail pertaining to the end times. We would be ignorant of portions of the Gospel. We would have less upon which to believe in the fullness of Jesus Christ and His kingdom.
You have a testimony. You have many testimonies! You can testify to the goodness and mercy of God, to His love, His power, His faithfulness. You can give a first-hand account of Jesus in YOUR life so others may BELIEVE! You can….you have the potential…..you have the possibility of being a catalyst for others to believe based upon your personal experience. They may believe because of what you have witnessed. They may grow in faith upon hearing of the Truth you have seen manifest in your life. However, until you declare it to others it will only hold power to you…..it stays confined to the church of one…you.
You and I did not write scripture or create His Kingdom, but we testify to them. We testify to the written and revealed word of God by our words, actions, and lifestyle. As we testify those who hear our testimony have witness to the power of the gospel. They are blessed as they hear it and take it to heart. There is a scriptural principle I call the ‘establishment principle’. ‘One witness is not enough to convict a man of any crime or offense he may have committed. A matter must be established y the testimony of two or three witnesses.’(Deut. 19:15) The establishment principle is carried through to the New Testament as affirmation to the importance of multiple signs, confirmations, and words that bring strength to an idea. As a thing is confirmed by witnesses it becomes established in the hearts of the people. To be established simply means to arrive at the point of believing something so that it will be Truth in your life. Your testimony may be the first, second or third witness to a Truth that will set someone free.
If I get healed of a disease or physical problem I MUST testify to others so they may believe and be blessed. If I receive emotional healing that validates the Truth of the Word I testify so others may take it to heart and they too can be healed. If I experience the working of God’s financial principles of prosperity working in my life, I testify to it so others can also have faith to experience the same kingdom work. If I see a miraculous sign I must tell others so they can grow in faith. If I experience transformation in my mind from legalism to grace, I must write of it so others can be set free of the law sin and death and experience freedom of the law of Christ.
People across the world need to hear testimonies of YOUR life. You can be the witness that helps establish a Truth in someone’s heart bringing freedom and deliverance. Open your mouth. Write words that reveal your experience. Live out loud the Kingdom life and people around you will be blessed and His Kingdom will be established in the hearts of many!