The most amazing transformation stories are people changed from the inside out, by the risen Jesus! Let those testimonies be told! Much of God’s work is within people. If they aren’t trained and released to testify, their experience with Jesus remain hidden.
Humbly telling others what God has done for you is an important part of growing in Christ. See Revelation 12:11. If there is no room for testimonies, an important tool for Christian growth and spiritual power, is ignored.
When testimonies are silenced, much that God is doing in a church, will never be known. “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so.”
Without testimony, people openly sharing their experiences, a heart-felt sense of community has trouble developing. Spiritual awakenings are inspired by testimonies about experiences with Jesus; the status quo is maintained by rote tradition.
Only you can tell your testimony about Jesus–not a preacher, a prophet, an apostle. If you don’t share it, it won’t be told. If you have experienced the risen Jesus, you’re qualified to stand up and testify about what He has done in you. When you share how Jesus set you free, that inspires others to want His freedom, too. A salvation testimony is the story of how a person encountered and was forgiven, healed, and set free by the living Jesus.
Without an experience with Jesus, we won’t have a living testimony to share about Him. When He’s burning in our heart, we will. To be a truly effective Christian, you must be infected with the risen Jesus.
There’s “order in the court,” yet people are allowed to testify. Why should “order in the church” keep people passive and silent? Perhaps when the Bible says, “decently & in order,” it means the Holy Spirit’s order, not religious order. (See Roman’s 8:14.)
A friend and I both share our salvation testimonies on this video.