I woke up very early this morning after the weekend snow storm. I went to my computer to read my emails. I read some very encouraging messages on my email this morning. As I was reading Minister Shareta Berry article on Have Faith, and Women With A Vision, it blessed my soul. I heard an inner voice to write an article on sharing your testimony. I was thinking, Lord is this you speaking to my spirit. I thought I was confused for a moment, but I kept hearing it “write an article”. I said to myself another assignment. Post your blog “It’s Testimony Time, Share Your Testimony” back on your website, don’t take it off this time, just leave it there. Post this title in a forum/discussion. You are worthy of the wages in your writing. Gather your previous writings, start new writings, and watch what I do. God is Awesome! He is our Mighty God! Thank you Jesus! Read on as God leads me. The meaning of testify, and testimony is as follows:
Testify-to give evidence while under oath, to serve as proof.
Testimony-a solemn affirmation made under oath, and outward expression of a religious experience.
Both of these words work together, how could we have a testimony, if we don’t testify. When testify, you are speaking about something you know happen, and what you have seen. A testimony is affirmation or statement made from a person that testify, who may have had life experiences of their own. The person could have known someone, or have seen someone else go through life experiences, and struggles rather good or bad.
In the court system, you are put under the oath, you must tell the truth. You must tell the exact thing on how it happens from start to end. You can’t say what you think, what you assume happen, or what somebody else said to you about the incident. You have to testify what you know, and saw. The court clerk would type as you share this testimony meaning it is typed on paper, and becomes an affirmation that you affirm, which is consider a statement. It could be for your good or bad.
When we testify in church, ministry events, community events, and to individuals, we are speaking of our life experiences and struggles. We are to share what happen to us, when it happen, who else was involved, how it happen, how did it affect us, and how did it changed our lives? Did it change us for the better or the worse. We are outwardly expressing ourselves of our life experiences, struggles, hurts, pains, or near death situations on what we know happened in our lives, and how we were saved, delivered, healed, and set free. Let’s read a few bible scriptures on testify, and testimony:
John 3:11-12-Verily, Verily, I say unto thee, We speak that we do know, and testify that we have seen; and ye receive not our witness. V12-I have told you earthly things, and ye believe not, how shall ye believe, if I tell you heavenly things?
John 3:32-33-And when he hath seen and heard, that testifieth; and no man receiveth his testimony. V33-He that hath his testimony hath set to his seal that God is true. In the amplified bible, this man has definitely certified, acknowledged, declared once and for all, and is himself assured that it is the divine truth that God cannot lie.
Revelation 19:10-And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thou do it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy breathren that have the testimony of Jesus, worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.
Praise God! Alleluia! Thank God for His word, in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen.
Are you ready? It’s Testimony Time, Share Your Testimony!