Be One Of God’s Witnesses
A praise song goes thus: “My eyes have seen, my ears have heard, my mouth will talk about the goodness of God…” but it is sad to know that a lot of us have indeed seen, known and experienced the goodness of Jesus Christ and still find it difficult to talk about Him. God said in Isaiah 43:10 (AMP) – “You are My witnesses …and My servants whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after Me.” Also in Acts 1:8 (AMP) “But you shall receive power (ability, efficiency and might) when the Holy Spirit has come upon you and you shall be My witnesses in Jerusalem and all Judea and Samaria and to the ends (the very bounds) of the earth.” We are chosen and endowed with the Holy Spirit not just to acquire things or be in a state of well-being but to be His WITNESSES! This is the intention of God from the very beginning. To be a witness means to see, hear and accurately give an account of what had been seen or heard. To be effective witnesses of the Lord we must know and believe Him personally; come to handle and testify that indeed His Word and Ways are TRUE – having an experiential knowledge of the Most High God. To have this knowledge of Him is to obey His commands. Apostle John declared (which must equally be our confession) “What was from the beginning, what we heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have observed, and have touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life - that life was revealed and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us – what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may have fellowship along with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.” 1John1:1-3. Friend, how much of Him do you know, do you believe Him? Is your belief system based on what you can see and touch? If you are such a person then you are still carnal! Sons of God do not need to handle or see before they believe or know; they walk by faith and are led by the Spirit of God. Have you come in contact with Him as Paul did and never remained the same again? The woman by the well could not get over her encounter with the Master and all she kept saying was ‘come and see a man that told me all about my life.’ When other disciples left the Master, the 12 did not for two reasons: they BELIEVED and KNEW the Holy Son of God. No wonder they were fiery witnesses that did not mince their words nor flinch from their oppressors and persecutors. Friend what have you been saying about Him? If you claim to know Him, then you must shout it abroad in your daily living. Have you not read that we are the living epistles that men read? The more you know Him, the more effective you will be in your witnessing. Remember, you are not your own, but have been chosen to spread the fragrance of Jesus Christ. God bless you.