A Witness for God
We are a witness for the Living God, and His Son, Jesus Christ.
“‘You are My witnesses,’ declares the Lord, ‘And My servant whom I have chosen, so that you may know and believe Me and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, and there will be none after Me.’” ~Isaiah 43:10 NASB
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you. You will be witnesses to Me [Jesus]…to the uttermost parts of the earth.” Acts 1:8 WEB
A Truthful Witness vs A False Witness
A truthful witness speaks truth, shows forth righteousness, and rescues lives. A false witness utters deceit, testifies falsely, betrays lives, and is likened unto a heavy sledgehammer, a sword and a sharp arrow to his neighbor.
“He who breathes out truth shows forth righteousness (uprightness and right standing with God), but a false witness utters deceit.” ~Proverbs 12:17 AMPC
“A truthful witness rescues lives, but one who testifies falsely betrays them.” ~Proverbs 14:25 NET
“A man who bears false witness against his neighbor is like a heavy sledgehammer and a sword and a sharp arrow.” ~Proverbs 25:18 AMPC
A Witness in Prayer
Prayer and intercession allow us the opportunity to pray for others. When we pray, we partner with God for His kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth as it is in heaven. We bear witness in our spirit with the truth of God’s Word, His character, and His love. God bears witness to our love and affection for Him and His People.
“For God is my witness, whom I serve in my spirit in the Good News of his Son, how unceasingly I make mention of you always in my prayers.” ~Romans 1:9 WEB
For God is my witness, how I long for all of you with the affection of Christ Jesus [whose great love fills me]. And this I pray, that your love may abound more and more [displaying itself in greater depth] in real knowledge and in practical insight, so that you may learn to recognize and treasure what is excellent [identifying the best, and distinguishing moral differences], and that you may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ [actually living lives that lead others away from sin]; filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God [so that His glory may be both revealed and recognized]. Philippians 1:8-11 AMP
We have an astonishing opportunity to know the Living God, to witness and testify of His faithfulness, His love, and His mercy. Let us choose to be a truthful witness and refuse falsehood. Let us join the Lord in prayer and live a thrilling life of adventure with God!
17 Bible Verses about Witnesses. Published by Knowing Jesus. Retrieved December 15, 2022, from 17 Bible verses about Witnesses (knowing-jesus.com)
100 Bible Verses about Being a Witness. Published by Open Bible. Retrieved December 15, 2022, from What Does the Bible Say About Being A Witness? (openbible.info)
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Every Friday, I join an online Christian writing community, Five Minute Friday. We are given a one-word prompt and write – unscripted, unedited, pure free-write – for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is witness.