Most believers will give an in-depth information about everything, but Christ. From new shows on Netflix, trendy clothing stores, online deals in the holidays to favorite sports teams and trending online gossips of their idols in the movie and entertainment industry; the celebrities. Do you wonder why one who claims to be a lover of Christ lacks the due passion and urgency to talk about His love Jesus? Is it because we don’t know how to express Him or maybe we haven’t truly experienced Him in our hearts. Sometimes, what we call zeal for Christ is mere religious practices, outside of Christ
A witness is someone who sees or was present when something was unfolding, usually a crime. To be a witness of Christ you must have experienced Him from the platform of regeneration, and progressively walk in that experience with Him. So for one to be a witness of Christ, you must have been born again and have a personal relationship with Him. Jesus left the disciples with this assuring promise in the book of Acts. He told them that they will receive power when the Holy Ghost has clothed them. Then they will boldly talk to the world about their experience. Meanwhile, these disciples had walked with Jesus for three years and you probably think they were ripe to tell their personal experiences with Jesus.
Was it so necessary for the disciples of Christ to be baptized in the Holy Ghost? Capital yes! They needed power to become. To be true witnesses of Him is not storytelling business. You need power to be a storyteller. At best you will need creativity to tingle the mind and not the power to give real life. Without power and authority the disciples would have been mere storytellers. Stories of men lacks the power to others into the image of God and overthrow the kingdom of darkness. They needed an inward sharpening and endorsement of heaven to speak as the oracles of God. So the coming of the Holy Ghost was to initiate them unto a trail of progressive fellowship with the exalted Christ, and to administer their intimacies through the person of the Holy Ghost in power. The Holy Ghost was the booster of the internal awareness of Christ, from a revelatory space, and the quickening of frail men such like Peter, to usher them to speak and demonstrated what they have personally contacted in Christ
A witness is a yielded vessel, a conduit pipe for the expression of the living Christ. Such vessels who have a personal experience of God running through their life cannot hold the beauties of their experience but rather share it with others. Most believers have not progressed into revelational experience of God. They know stories about their church, their pastors and few good accounts by Christ in the Bible. Their hearts has not been set on fire by the things they have “seen” or experience firsthand in Christ.
If you go around your city you’ll probably see mega churches that hold services awesome services every weekend but most of the members are not different from dead men. They are alive in their religious activities but they have not touch their communities a bit because their Christianity is performance oriented. Our communities are filled with pious saints, unfortunately we are only on fire inside our church buildings. Our praises and worship are our medium of witness, so to speak. Our communities are slipping away into the dark and the world cries for meaning. They search for meaning which could only be found in the story of Christ; the gospel.
Witnesses wanted… A witness, to a large extent share what he saw with someone who was not around and couldn’t wrap their mind around what took place. The world have questions. They wonder why things do not satisfy. They have tried everything. We are not witness of Christ because we were in Calvary. We are witnesses of Him because we have eternal life. We carry “the answer” in our born again spirit. He’s the life that gives light to all men. This is eternal life, Jesus said; “that they may know you as the only true God and Jesus Christ whom you sent.” So a witness possess the very life of God. He shares the abundant life of God. He has been translated from the kingdom of darkness into the kingdom of the one He loves. He’s a beloved because he has passed on from death to life. His whole story is about what has happened and the joy to see others appropriate such privilege of grace
Imagine every one of the pillars of societal influence is intentionally impacted by the saints, as we bring our stories to men, unashamed. Are they not telling their stories everyday? Are we not being forced to swallow the corruption of men through social media and in our communities? The world is unashamed, proclaiming their stories, which leads to death. Unfortunately. the enlivened ones are muted to the core. We are zipped to the extent that it’s crazy to talk about your faith
It is time you enlist yourself in the witness camp of Christ to serve the agenda of Christ Jesus as your Lord. The king is recruiting fresh men to push the agenda of the Kingdom, everywhere. The Lord our God is searching for men who will bring the good news of His kingdom rule, to save men and dominate our world for His glory. He is a specie of the kingdom highly dedicated to the harvest of souls that man who has yielded his life as a witness of Christ. He does not seek his own because he’s constraint by love. He’s not happy when he see the gathering of men for religious purposes. He’s only satisfied when he see renewal and transformation as core culture of the church, to develop men who were once bound by Satan and the world of sin. Numbers is nothing when hearts are dark as the world
A witness is not a person who merely talks about Christ. He’s a revealer of His power, where Satan reign; bringing all things to the obedience of Christ. The kingdom of God is not in words but the demonstration of power. The kind of witnesses God is looking for are not the ones who shy away from the power of the kingdom. Without power your witness will not be effective. We are inadequate to repel strongholds of darkness. You’ll be pushed aside by the ideological masters of our day. It is only when men see the reality of His life they swallow their pride. The system that produces uncommon in dead situations is the power of God available for the believer. Most of our witnesses are weak and beggarly. We show the weak side of “our” Christianity which is not Christianity, and the world is not interested in that kind of Christ. The world needs the Christ who is a reality and not a man centered packaged gospel sold cheaply at the corner of the street. The world need the expression of fire that challenge the statues quo and the life of the agape that heals and transformed the brokenness of men
You can’t share what is not an experience to you. Though you will share but it will yield no fruit. You are even considered fraud, to share what you didn’t experience. Your words must be spirit and life, burning from within your soul first, before it can convict the hearts of men. We are not talking about doctrines of Christ. What we are saying is more that a dogma. We are talking about food not the menu. Jesus said, the words I speak to you they are spirit and life. It is the life in the word that transforms. So weak vessels must yield their lives completely to God through consecration, so that the flow of the river would be uninterrupted by self. The world must drink living waters by making contact with us. Is the river of life running through your vessels, turning deserts into Eden?
Witnesses are governmental agents. They represent the king, therefore they must show up as the auspices of Christ. Self will be defeated by the parallel government of darkness if we show up on the account of self. The goal of Satan is to stop believers so he could extend his dominion over men. It is sad to see how our world is being bankrupt with true life, looking everywhere for something that satisfies. Our youths are groping in the dark, also searching for relevance in the mundane accessories. They can’t find light in the darkness. It is in the light of Christ men shall see light. He is the authentic source of meaning and we are the channels of the convincing life. Glory to God! This is why we have the confidence to turn dark situations because we don’t come on our own terms. Such as we have in Christ we give. Halleluia
Our message is simple; “come home, Christ has paid the price for you. Stop running, he’s waiting with opened arms.” This is the goodness of God which was wrought in Christ Jesus for our salvation. Every believer should treat this commission with urgency. Share Christ everywhere with everyone. Tell of His Love and of His coming judgment. Rescue the perishing, fire in your bones. Start where you are, your Jerusalem, and extend it to the uttermost parts of the world. Share your witnessing stories with us to encourage others. Shalom
Jesus Nōw | 2021 New Creation Diaries | Receive Power To Witness |Bible Ref: Acts 1:8, Jn 17:3, Jn 6:63, Ps 16:11, Ps 36:9