19. THE POWER OF TESTIMONY
My friends, this is a brief article about the power of testimony. By virtue of my daily contact with different people and counselling them, I know that testimony brings joy, peace and increase.
God likes us more when we keep His word and testify to His goodness in our lives and I believe, that unless we do that, we will cut short the flow of His goodness in our directions.
The enthusiasm for God's enlightening word delights those who trust in Him. In the book of Psalm 119:22, "remove from me reproach and contempt, for I have kept Your testimonies" The Bible tells us that David was one of the many saints who kept the word of God and repeatedly testified for His goodness seven times each day. No wnoder he was referred to as the man after the heart of God.
In Psalm 119:164, "Seven times a day I praise You, because of Your righteous judgements." What is that righteous judgement? The answered prayers from contempt, defence of His people, protection and deliverance from evil men, safekeeping from wickedness, relief from persecutors, songs of victory over the enemies, thanksgiving for deliverance from death, God's faithfulness and justice, assurance of prosperity and success, praising God for His holiness and restoration of favour to our land, et cetera.
Like any other earthly fathers, if their children do not appreciate their efforts and goodness, barriers begin to manifest in both the hearts and actions to continue to supply and show goodness in their ways. "Also I say to you, whoever confesses Me before men, him the Son of Man also will confess before the angels of God as noted in Luke 12:8."
Furthermore in the book of Matthew 10:32, "Therefore, whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven."
In the book of Psalm 92:2, the Bible says, "To declare Your loving-kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night." My friends, we must learn to glorify the LORD for His wonderful works whenever we wake up in the morning and whenever we retire to bed. He is worthy to be praised and glorified for His goodness in our lives.
I believe that when we appreciate the art of testifying the goodness of the LORD God in our lives, we open the door for the grace of more goodness in our ways and also create confidence and encouragement for others who are emotionally injured to look onto God for their own miracles. Please, let us not allow the pressures of life to steal the joy, peace, increase and opportunity to testify the goodness of God in our lives. We must stand up and challenge every satanic manipulations that want to deny us the privileges and benefits packaged in testimonies in the name of Jesus.
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