To the people who are looking for signs and wonders. WE ARE THE SIGN. WE ARE THE WONDER. We are a sign to future generations that God is faithful, and it’s a wonder we survived – BUT GOD! The testimony always went forth after Jesus or the Apostles performed a miracle. Guess what? WE ARE THE MIRACLE. How will people come to believe unless we become transparent enough to tell how ugly things appeared to be when we did not have a relationship with Christ?
Last night in prayer, I meditated on Christ’s passion. I thought about how ugly he appeared to be while being dragged through the streets, beaten, ridiculed, humiliated, mangled and ultimately killed, but the power of the Testimony of Christ is that after three days he rose to fulfill every promise that He and the Father had made, and God poured out His Holy Spirit into believers that reconnected us with Him forever, and we received Grace. I thank God that Jesus didn’t care what people thought about Him…..Then, I thought about how we suppress the Testimony over something as small as we are afraid of what people might say or think about us. Guess what? IT’S NOT ABOUT US.
Here’s another thing. If the Lord says, “dance for me”, and we don’t. If he says, “sing for me”, and we don’t. If he says, “pray out loud in front of everyone” and we don’t, we are suppressing the Testimony. The testimony isn’t always a story. Sometimes, it is the creative action of the Holy Spirit working through us that brings about deliverance, healing or leads an unbeliever to salvation. God often used the prophets of old to communicate a message through demonstration. Ezekiel had to do some things with his hair [Ezekiel 5]. Hosea had to marry a prostitute
We are instructed through the Word of God to not be afraid of the faces of men [Jeremiah 1:8; Deuteronomy 1:17]. Think about this. Why should you be afraid of what someone will say about your testimony? It is their salvation at stake if they deny the power of Christ. In Matthew 12, Jesus healed a man of demon possession. The Pharisees who witnessed this miracle said that Jesus was able to cast out the demon because He was the ruler of demons. Jesus’reply to them was that they blasphemed the Holy Spirit, for which they could never be forgiven [Matthew 12:31]. So, we should pray for those who mock us, but definitely not be intimidated by them.
And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word oftheir testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. Rev.12:11
And I fell at his feet to worship him. And he said unto me, See thoudo it not: I am thy fellowservant, and of thy brethren that have thetestimony of Jesus: worship God: for the testimony of Jesus is thespirit of prophecy. Rev. 19:10
Write the things which thou hast seen, and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter; Rev. 1:19
© 2009 Arletia McInnis, The Prophetic Scribe