And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Rev 12:10-12
Few things in life are as powerful as a testimony. This is true in conversation about earthly matters, as well as a spiritual reality. Let me explain. Suppose I share with you information I obtained from an encyclopedia about a person, place, or topic–the information I share could be helpful. But what if I begin to share with you based upon my personal experience and personal encounter of that person, place, or topic? If I do that, suddenly our conversation rises to a different level and takes on a new dimension—suddenly it becomes much more meaningful than before. Why? It has life on it because I’ve shared my testimony. If this is true in relational dynamics and everyday conversation about natural matters, how much more is it true for sons and daughters born into the Kingdom of God?
Beloved, the Father’s heart for us is that we would know Him, and then share our experience of Him with others. And because this is so important to Him, it has become a major arena of warfare for Satan, His archenemy. The enemy is raging all around us to destroy our testimony. We must hold fast. Jesus promises in the book of Revelation that there are eternal rewards for those who overcome by the word of their testimony. God has equipped us to be successful and to overcome. If you are going through a test right now, the Lord wants to strengthen you and turn your experience into a testimony of victory.
Let me pray for you right now:
“Father, I pray for my friend reading this blog that You would give grace right now in the place of trial and testing. I ask that You would encourage his/her heart, pour out Your love, and strengthen my friend to overcome current challenges in the power of Your Spirit and for Your glory. In Jesus’ Name.”