Luke 21: 13 – “And it shall turn to you for a testimony.”
Testimonies are visible reminders of God’s supremacy.
The story of the woman with the issue of blood in Luke 8, is an outstanding testimony that builds the faith of believers till date.
Testimony is an open declaration or profession of faith; it is an event of supernatural turn around.
Psalms 126: 1-4 – “When the LORD turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The LORD has done great things for them. The LORD has done great things for us; whereof we are glad. Turn again our captivity, O LORD, as the streams in the south.”
When we testify, we give praise and honour in summary of our relationship with God.
Psalms 22: 22 – “I will declare your name to my brothers: in the middle of the congregation will I praise you.”
Testimony is a result obtained from the altar of prayer and praises. Results do not just happen, you activate them. Testimonies will not manifest if you don’t manifest them.
Testimonies are the acts of God manifested in the life of His children. When we pray, prophesy and praise, testimonies are activated.
Psa. 103: 7 – “He made known his ways to Moses, his acts to the children of Israel.”
Believing the Bible births testimonies. Believing God births testimonies. Those who take God for granted get grounded.
Acts 16: 25-31 – “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises to God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do yourself no harm: for we are all here. Then he called for a light, and sprang in, and came trembling, and fell down before Paul and Silas, and brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved, and your house.”
Testimonies are the declaration of the finished work of Christ and the manifestation of the same.
Rev 19: 10 – “And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said to me, See you do it not: I am your fellow servant, and of your brothers that have the testimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.”
Testimonies are the accomplishment of heavenly deeds in the earthly realm. Daniel 10: 1-13
Testimonies through Praise
- Praise brings victory – II Chron. 20: 19-25
- Praise breaks barriers – Joshua 6: 23
- Praise restores life – John 11: 41-43
- Praise guarantees liberation – Act 16: 25
- Praise brings increase. Psalms 67: 5-6
How to Praise Him
- Dancing. 2 Sam. 6: 14, Psa. 149: 3
- Lifting of hands. Psalms 134: 2
- Through giving. The seed has to go for the harvest to come. He has given us ALL things. Giving to Him out of appreciation touches Him more than giving to receive.1 Kings 3:4, Jer. 17:26
- Continuously. Let thanksgiving be a lifestyle. Psalms 34: 1; Heb. 13: 15
- Wholeheartedly. Psalms 138: 1
- By testifying. Psa. 105: 1-3; Psa. 145: 6-7
- With instruments. Psalms 33: 2-3
- In His word
Testimonies Are the Victor’s Songs
You are a winner through Christ, and that puts you permanently in the position where you will testify always.
Testimonies have a way of giving you unseen rhythms and never heard of melodies.
The victor knows he doesn’t stay in battle, he goes through it and testimony is waiting at the end of it. Without battle, there is no testimony.
“Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song unto the Lord , and spake, saying, I will sing unto the Lord , for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation; my father’s God, and I will exalt him. The Lord is a man of war: the Lord is his name. Pharaoh’s chariots and his host hath he cast into the sea: his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea. The depths have covered them: they sank into the bottom as a stone.” Exodus 15:1-5
“Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.” Genesis 49:19
The last song of victory belongs to you! Do you believe?! The fight might be tough, but you will overcome, you will be strengthened and you will triumph, you will exalt the name of the Lord and your enemies and limitations in your path will be buried forever!
Glory to God!
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Rev. 12:11
No one becomes a victor without a fight.
Victors are born on the platform of battles. But as Christians, we become more than testifiers, we become testimonials.
Rom. 8: 37 – “Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.”
“For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, even our faith.” 1 John 5:4
I decree and declare that, all things are working for your good in Jesus’ name.