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How to Create Your Own Testimony

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I am convinced sharing your testimony is the easiest way to fulfill the Great Commission.  I believe this primarily because of the words in Rev 12:11a, "They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony."  Who is "They" referring to?  Verse 10 tells us "our brothers and sisters."  In the broader context of chapter 12, that's you and me.  Who is the "him" referring to? Verse 7 makes it clear; it is "the Devil, or Satan."

 

Think on this!  John is telling us our testimonies are second only to the power of the blood of the Lamb in defeating the enemy's devious wiles!  This is likely because our testimonies rest on the blood of the Lamb and our joyous surrendering to His Lordship in our lives.

 

Thus, before we begin, it is critical to make sure you are a child of God.  In other words be certain Jesus is your Savior (by the blood of the Lamb) and your Lord (by your grateful surrender to His Lordship in your life).  You can be if you know you have crossed over a definite line in "the sands of time."  You should be able to point to that time and the place where that crossing occurred if you did so as an adult.  If you gradually slipped over that line as a child, it is possible the process may not be attributed to a certain day or place, but the result is equally certain.  Whenever it occurred, there should be no doubt in your mind that you have crossed it.  We must be sure of this, because there is no fooling God about it, Hebrews 4:12-13 makes that clear, "12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13 Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account."

 

Once you are sure that Jesus is your Savior and Lord, may I suggest you answer the 12 following questions and then craft them into your testimony to be placed on your church's web page, your own blog or in some other way indicated by God, so your testimony can join the growing arsenal.

 

1.  Where were you born?

 

2.  What one event do you remember the most as a child?

 

3.  What were the events (think about this one, notice it is in the plural) that led you to accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior?

 

4.  How old were you when you accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior?

 

5.  Do you know the exact date, and if so, why?

 

6.  Did you accept Jesus as BOTH your Lord and your Savior at the same time?

 

7.  Did you understand the implications of what you did when you accepted Jesus as Lord?  Both past and future implications?  In other words, at the time was your understanding based upon a childish viewpoint or a mature one?

 

8.  Did you understand the implications of what you did when you accepted Jesus as Savior?  Both past and future implications?

 

9.  Did it “take” the first time? (The answer to this is often “no” if the answers to 7 or 8 were also “no.”)

 

10.  If it didn’t take then, what caused it to finally take you captive?

 

11.  In what ways has being a Christian brought unexpected worth to your life?

 

12.   Is that worth different and valuable enough to inspire you to share Christ with others?

 

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