Your Testimony and Manifestion of God’s Glory by Prince Ogida

Your Testimony and Manifestion of God’s Glory by Prince Ogida

     The testimony of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation is that God spoke to His people. In our day, God speaks to us through the Bible, the Holy Spirit, during prayer, circumstances and other believers. When God says the same thing through these various ways, you can have confidence to proceed. God is going to be revealing Himself so you can trust Him and have faith in Him. He is going to reveal His purpose so you can be involved in His work rather than some other work. He reveals His way so you can accomplish His purpose in a way that can glorify Him. God will reveal His truth.                                                    

     In Exodus 3:2, God revealed himself to Moses through the angel of the Lord. Then, God sent him  to Pharaoh and to the elders of Israel. Moses was a normal man like you and me. He was afraid and doubtful, giving different objections only to see if he could possibly wave the assignment but God wasn’t seeing the weaknesses. God revealed His glory through him (Exodus 3:11, 13; 4:1, 10, 13).                


     So many people conceal their testimony under bushels. Some do so because they are trying to avoid the stigma that society may place on them after hearing such testimonies. Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature (2 Corinthians 5:7). We need to renew our minds (Philippians 2:1-5) and present ourself as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable unto God (Rom. 12:1-2). Others conceal their testimony and may lose their victory. God has the ability to prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies (Psalm 23:5). In fact, God wants the enemy to hear our testimony.                                                                                                                                                       


     When God has delivered us from numerous problems and challenges, we have an obligation to praise and glorify His name (Psalm 50:15). Christ told the man of Gadarene who was demonized to go home and testify of God’s goodness to him and his friends (Mark 5:19, 20). The Samaritan woman who encountered Christ in an extraordinary way went to testify of this experience to others in the city (John 4:28-30, 42). Rise up and boldly make known what God has done for your soul (Psalm 66:16). We are highly encouraged in making known God’s doings and gracious acts among the people (Psalm 9:11). It is meant to be declared to the world for the glory of God. What major crises has God seen you through? What God has done in secret, shout it on the housetop (Matt. 10:27; Luke 12: 2,3)                                                                              


     A vast part of the Bible is made up of the testimonies of many people as well as testimonies of people that have been delivered.  (Romans 15:4; 4:23, 24). Look at the following passages to see what God has done. Romans 15:4; 4:23,24; Exodus 16:8-16; Mark 5:18-20; Matthew 15:21-28; 8:5-13; 2 Kings 5:1-20, Joshua 2:1-23; 6:19-22; 4:8, 20-24                                                              


     Testimonies are designed for witness. They are meant to showcase God’s goodness, graciousness and greatness. The redemption of Rahab is to encourage people that no matter how low they’ve descended, God has not given them up and can transform them (Joshua 2:1-23; 6:1-20, Hebrews 11:31; James 2:24-26). Jesus touched people, both Jews and Gentiles. This gives us clear evidence that God’s favor crosses all boundaries of gender, age, race, social class, economic circumstances and political situations, etc.

     We all have a testimony, use your testimony to bring light and a message of hope into people’s lives by telling of God’s goodness and His graciousness. The work of evangelism is not based on whether you tell everything in the Bible, it is just that you know the main thing (salvation through Jesus) and have a story to tell (John 3:16; Rev. 3:20).

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