What we have seen, heard, experienced of the Lord – this is what we can share with others!
Today I was reflecting on a word that a brother shared about our experiences. Even though we may not know it, but there is surely a change in our being when we experience something of the Lord. These experiences which we share with others is a way to testify, to be a living witness of the Lord! And I love the goal of this – to bring others to the Lord, so that they can also experience the Lord too 🙂
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Bible Verses (RcV) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Acts 22:15 For you will be a witness to Him unto all men of
the things which you have seen and heard.
1 John 4:14 And we have beheld and testify that the Father
has sent the Son as the Savior of the world.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Words of Ministry ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
What is witnessing? From [the above verses] we see that the
basis of witnessing is what we have seen and heard. You
cannot be a witness to what you have not seen with your own
eyes or heard with your own ears. Paul saw something with
his own eyes and heard something with his own ears. God
charged him to be a witness of what he had seen with his own
eyes and heard with his own ears. A person is a witness to
what he has seen.
Thank God, you have believed in the Lord. You have met Him,
believed in Him, received Him, and gained Him. You are
saved. You have been delivered from sins, received
forgiveness, and obtained peace. Now that you have believed
in the Lord, what joy you possess. This joy is something
which you did not have before. Formerly, how heavy was the
load of sin upon you! But now, thank God, this load of sin
is gone. You have seen and heard something. What should you
do today? You should testify of your experience. This does
not mean that you have to leave your job to be a preacher.
It means that you should witness to your friends, relatives,
and acquaintances of what you have seen and heard, and bring
them to the Lord.
Bible verses are taken from the Recovery Version of the
Bible (RcV) and Words of Ministry from Watchman Nee,
Messages for Building Up New Believers, p. 274. Both are
published by Living Stream Ministry, Anaheim, CA.