Testimony Proves a Fact
Testimony is a “declaration made for the purpose of establishing or proving some fact.” 1 When we testify about a person’s character or events we have witnessed, we are giving our testimony to what is true.
“Come and hear, all you who reverently and worshipfully fear God, and I will declare what He has done for me!” ~Psalm 66:16 AMPC
“My mouth shall tell of Your righteous acts and of Your deeds of salvation all the day.” ~Psalm 71:15 AMPC
“The law of the Lord is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.” ~Psalms 19:7 NASB
Testimony of Jesus Christ
Our testimony of Jesus Christ as the Son of God is a truth worth sharing. Our words become a lifeline for those in need of hope. Our words shine as a light in the dark, bringing clarity to those drowning in chaos and confusion.
“[I am writing about] what existed from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life [the One who existed even before the beginning of the world, Christ] – and the Life [an aspect of His being] was manifested, and we have seen [it as eyewitnesses] and testify and declare to you [the Life], the eternal Life Who was [already existing] with the Father and was [actually] made visible to us [His followers] – what we have seen and heard we also proclaim to you, so that you too may have fellowship [as partners] with us. And indeed our fellowship [which is a distinguishing mark of born-again believers] is with the Father, and with His son Jesus Christ. We are writing these things to you so that our joy [in seeing you included] may be made complete [by having you share in the joy of salvation].” ~1 John 1:1-4 AMP
“He who believes in the Son of God has the testimony in himself. He who doesn’t believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. The testimony is this, that God gave to us eternal life, and this life is in His Son.” ~1 John 5:10-11 WEB
“When I came to you, brothers, I didn’t come with excellence of speech or of wisdom, [instead] proclaiming to you the testimony of God.” ~1 Corinthians 2:1 WEB
Testimony at a Price
Giving our testimony may cost us. Jesus’s disciples were persecuted for proclaiming the truth about Him.
“So do not be ashamed to testify about our Lord or about me His prisoner, but with me take your share of suffering for the gospel [continue to preach regardless of the circumstances], in accordance with the power of God [for His power is invincible].” ~2 Timothy 1:8 AMP
“The gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come.” ~Matthew 24:14 NASB
“And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death.” ~Revelation 12:11 NASB
We may have to pay a price for stating the facts, but we do not need to be afraid! We know He will never leave or forsake us, He will always be with us, and He will even give us the words to speak so our testimony will be sure and steadfast.
1 Webster’s 1828 Dictionary. Retrieved October 20, 2022, from Websters Dictionary 1828 – Webster’s Dictionary 1828 – Testimony
100 Bible Verses about Testimony. Published by Open Bible. Retrieved October 20, 2022, from What Does the Bible Say About Testimony? (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 for 5 minutes. The prompt this week is testimony.