Day 32 of 40-Day Prayer Challenge
”…and by the word of their testimony…”. Revelation 12:11
Revelation 12:11 places importance on sharing testimonies. Maybe the enemy wants us to keep our testimonies silent. “They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony.”
When God answers a prayer, no matter how big or how small, we need to share it. It’s a stewardship issue. If we don’t turn the answer to prayer into praise, it may very well turn into pride. Giving testimony is the way we give God all of the glory. But we also need to share it because others need to hear it. If we don’t share our testimonials of how God is working in our lives, then others are tempted to think He isn’t working at all.
Jesus triumphed over the enemy by His shed blood on Calvary’s cross. He broke the curse of sin so we can break the cycle of sin. But the way we seal the victory is through our testimonies. Our testimonies don’t just remind us that the victory has already been won; they also remind the enemy that he has already been defeated.
i wonder if the lack of awe in many churches is directly attributable to the lost art of the testimony. Churches that see people radically saved are usually churches that allow radically saved people to share their testimonies. Is it any wonder that what gets celebrated gets replicated? When a testimony of healing is shared, for example, those who hear it get an infusion of faith to believe God for healing in their own lives.
When we share a testimony, we are loaniing our faith to others. When we listen to a testimony, we are borrowing faith from others. Either way, the church is edified and God is glorified.
A testimony is powerful, in part, because we cannot argue with it. It’s irrefutable and undeniable. A personal testimony is our secret weapon, and that’s why the enemy wants us to keep our testimony a secret.
What to pray? That God would grant us divine appointments to share our testimonies with Christians who are struggling with their faith and unsaved individuals.
July 17, 2018