On Sunday, we heard the testimony of Gunter Veit, a former CPBC member who now lives in Germany with his family. There was strength, encouragement and help for everyone as Gunter shared his journey and experience of the faithfulness of God. We were blessed by Gunter’s story and reminded that we all have a testimony to share.
The power of a testimony should never be underestimated! In a courtroom, the final verdict is often directly linked to the testimony of witnesses. In a sales promotion, the testimony of someone who has personally experienced the benefit of a product is a persuasive factor for potential customers. When facing a serious medical condition, the testimony of someone who has come through the same situation can be a great comfort and reassurance.
Our world is a very unstable and unpredictable place. Every day we are faced with challenges, decisions, opportunities and unexpected events. Remembering God’s faithfulness in good times and bad is a massive source of strength and stability. Knowing that others have successfully navigated roads that we have not yet travelled can also make a difference. When people are considering the claims of Christ, the presence of a credible witness with the testimony of a changed life is a huge factor in helping them decide to become followers of Jesus.
The last book of the Bible describes the spiritual battles that characterize our world in the last days. Disasters, persecution and instability and uncertainty are the hallmarks of the end times. In the middle of these unsettling scenes, a simple truth is told about how God’s people will be able to stand strong during tough times.
“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him.
Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Rev 12:7-11
Never, ever, underestimate the power of your personal testimony. God has done and will continue to do great things in the lives of His sons and daughters and we will continue to have opportunities to tell the story of His goodness. People are waiting to hear!
Ready to testify,