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Day 25:The Power of Testimony

Posted by undergroundchurch on January 25, 2011


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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. – Philippians 4:8

Admirable – or “good report” (literally) is only used here in Scripture, but the word for report (“fame” in the KJV) was attributed to Jesus when he started his ministry (Luke 4:14).  The idea of a “good report” means that you looking to find things that are positive about people and things and not rumors, gossip or slanderous.

Quite frankly, there are plenty of bad reports out there in the world; as believers, we need to seek out the positive things and exalt them.  We can do this through testimony.

The Power of Testimony

Testimonies are positive reports of what God is doing and the results that come from the events.  They can be miraculous events like healings and deliverance to simple things like provisions and general blessings.

Testimonies don’t just have to be about what God is doing, but can also include what other believers have done.  People are blessed and encouraged when they are told how they bless somebody.  A person that blesses from the heart is not looking for reward or public recognition, but certainly a kind word given to them brings great encouragement to their lives.

When I was growing up, I remember services where people would stand and testify to what God was doing.  These testimonies were powerful moments that had a tendency to replicate in the lives of others.  In fact, the Scriptures tell us that in the end, we will overcome the devil by the Blood of the Lamb (Jesus) and the word of our testimony. (Revelation 12:11)

So look for the good report and testify to it.  By keeping the good reports in the mind, we keep the enemy’s reports at bay, which help us to keep all things in perspective.

 

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