Amazing testimonies are being silenced by churches!

Most churches are full of people with amazing testimonies about what Christ has done. Perhaps we should let them speak up. One of the best ways to be prophetic is to share how you met Jesus. “The testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.” Rev. 19:10

Other people’s testimonies help people become aware of the presence and action of God’s Spirit in their own heart. Keeping silent about your relationship with Jesus, robs others of your testimony. Your testimony of how you met the risen Jesus has power to change lives. Share it.

If you don’t have a testimony about how you first met Jesus, there’s a strong chance you’ve never met Him. When Christ jumps out of history, the Bible, and church and suddenly becomes real to you, it’s hard not to tell people about Him.

The early Christians overcame the devil “by the word of their testimony.” Perhaps we should, too. Great power is released when someone openly shares how he/she first encountered the living, resurrected Jesus.

The salvation testimonies of ordinary Christians are a neglected spiritual weapon. Testimonies bring Jesus out of the past and into the reality of the 21st Century. If ordinary Christians were encouraged to share the miracles they’ve experienced, we’d all be amazed!

Perhaps church could train people to share their salvation testimony and let a different person each Sunday morning share theirs. One piece of a jigsaw puzzle can never convey the whole picture. Let all Christ-followers testify!

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About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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