John 3:11 – Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen,

This is something Jesus said several times in His ministry, “we speak of what we know and testify of what we have seen”. Jesus is describing why the Christian faith is so powerful, we are testifying of what has become real in our lives as a result of knowing Christ. The New Testament church began with the followers of Jesus doing exactly what Jesus is describing here. They had seen and heard something that was impossible to keep to themselves. They had seen and heard Jesus after He had risen from the dead. Something like that you just can’t keep to keep to yourself. Not only had they seen Him, their lives were changed radically and permanently as a result. They were testifying of what they had seen and heard. Here is how Bullinger describes this

“The Lord’s statement here shows us how certain and firm the whole teaching of the gospel is, not just in the teaching about being born again but in all the articles of our faith. And thus every word is important. Indeed, he confirms this with an oath, something which he did not usually do except in the most important and certain matters. He also says, “We speak what we know.” There are many who do not know what they are talking about. But the Lord does not speak anything but what is most certainly known. Moreover, he says, “We testify to what we have seen,” which is to say that we teach things that have been seen and are most certain. For the Baptist said, “No one has seen God at any time. But the only-begotten Son, who is in the bosom of the Father, has made him known to us.” And the Lord himself says, “I speak what I have seen with my Father.”

So what have you seen and heard? The experiences you have with Christ literally carry the power of God. Every time your story is retold it comes alive again in you and effects the people you share with. Just sharing creeds or even things the Lord has done for others become just words at the end of the day. It is the testimony of Jesus in you that carries power. So go ahead and tell your story, you will be blessed in the telling and others will recognize the reality of Christ in you.

1 thought on “TESTIFY”

  1. I love fellowshipping with other Christians at a neighborhood Deli or community restaurant.
    The places are usually loud with customers talking, so it gives me an opportunity to talk loud.
    Out loud is ask my friend or friends “Tell me, what has God been doing in your life”.
    Then everyone takes their turn to share how God has been moving in their lives.
    Jane

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