“The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.”
I will start with a simple question for all of us: “Who is meant to testify?” If your answer isn’t different from mine, then I think only a witness testifies. You can’t testify for what you have not witnessed. Good witnesses stand against every kind of deception from the enemy and fear not to give their testimony. Testimony is an important weapon that we must always use against our enemy. Revelations 12:11 says, “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.”
Most importantly, we testify to give God the glory and also give witness to His mighty power that works in, though, and around us.
Psalm 71:15-16 says, “My mouth will tell of Your righteous deeds, of Your saving acts all day long— though I know not how to relate them all. I will come and proclaim Your mighty acts, Sovereign Lord; I will proclaim Your righteous deeds, Yours alone.”
Psalm 66:16 says, “Come and hear, all you who fear God; let me tell you what He has done for me.”
Daniel 4:2 says, “It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me.”
We are all called to be witnesses of the Gospel. We testify for what have seen God do in our lives. Let our testimony glorify God.
Many of us are quick to testify for the devil than we do for the Lord, God. This is what I mean: When something good happens to us, we either take too long to testify about it or don’t say anything at all. But when bad things happen to us, we are very fast to testify about it, we want everyone to know about it, and to some extent we also want them to share in our pain though it may not be physical.
The more we talk about the good things which have happened in our lives the more we glorify God, our Father.
The more we talk about the bad things which have happened to us the more we glorify the devil. However, we can always ask God to turn what the enemy meant for harm into something good and turn tests into testimonies for His glory.
Share your good testimony with others, let them know how merciful, how gracious, how loving, how powerful, … God is. Jesus couldn’t let the man He rescued from the “Legion” [the demons which had possessed him] to follow Him without testifying what God had done for him. He simply told him to go, publish, tell everyone about it. Luke 8:38-39 “The man from whom the demons had gone out begged to go with him, but Jesus sent him away, saying, “Return home and tell how much God has done for you.” So the man went away and told all over town how much Jesus had done for him.”
Consider our testimony as “a talent” that God has put before us for more testimonies to come. If we are courageous enough to share with other people how gracious the Lord has been to us, we make way for more. “And he who had received the five talents came forward, bringing five talents more, saying, ‘Master, you delivered to me five talents; here, I have made five talents more.’ His master said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant. You have been faithful over a little; I will set you over much. Enter into the joy of your master.’” (Matthew 25:20-21)
Let’s always strive to see that we are the ones Jesus calls His “good and faithful servants”, that He will set us over much more.
God Bless You!